Posts Tagged ‘Lego’

Teeny Tiny Lego Echo Base

November 8, 2011

Echo Base

Some Lego builders have a knack for building mind-blowing things. One of these builders is 2 Much Caffeine. Seriously. Go to his photostream right now and explore. Some of my favorites are his Castle of IllusionJoker makes a withdrawalThe Venice Library, and well, everything else.

Via FBTB.

Lego Tower of Orthanc

October 1, 2011

This fantastic Lego model of the Ents attacking Isengard created by OneLUG has been moving about the internet for the past week or so and I figured it was high time I posted it. This amazing model of Orthanc includes an estimated over 22,000 bricks and weighs over 145 pounds. The battle raging below Orthanc includes a force of over 25 Ents and 100 Orc. There are so many amazing details to geek out over. I highly recommend exploring the gallery, it’s pretty amazing.

Via the Brothers Brick.

Lego 10223 Kingdoms Joust Announced

September 30, 2011
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This epic new Lego Kingdoms set was just announced. Coming in January 2012, it will cost $119.99 and include 1,575 pieces. So many great elements to the set. Also, if you look closely, you’ll notice that the black knight is not a Kingdoms dragon knight, but a update to the classic Black Falcon knight. The gallery and press release are below.

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10223 Kingdoms Joust

Ages 12+. 1,575 pieces.

US $119.99 CA $149.99 DE 119.99 € UK 99.99 £ DK 1099.00 DKK AU 199.99 AUD

Watch the Knights battle it out at the Royal Joust!

It’s the most exciting event on the LEGO Kingdoms calendar! Join the King and Queen at the Royal Joust as the knights on horseback battle it out for the hand of the beautiful Princess. This detailed set recreates all the majesty of a medieval pageant, from the large, 6-roomed castle with linked wall extensions, 2 knights’ weapons tents, royal viewing box, jousting fence and of course 2 magnificent jousting horses. Combine 2 Kingdoms Joust sets for a scene that is truly fit for a King! Includes 9 minifigures: king, queen, princess, lion knight, falcon knight, young squire, nobleman and 2 soldiers.
• Includes 9 minifigures: king, queen, princess,, lion knight, falcon knight, young squire, nobleman and 2 soldiers!
• Knight minifigures include armor decoration, helmet, jousting pole, shield and 2 extra weapons!
• Features castle with 6 detailed rooms with lots of accessorie and 2 knight’s tents with weapon holders!
• Open back for easy access to linked wall extensions!
• Also features royal viewing box with flags and coat of arms!
• Includes 2 knight’s horses with detailed decoration, weapon holder and armored headgear!
• Explore the castle rooms!
• Battle it out for the hand of the princess!
• Combine 2 Kingdoms Joust sets for a scene fit for King!
• Castle measures 20″ (51 cm) wide and 12″ (30 cm) tall!

Via FBTB and the Brothers Brick.

Lego Minifigures Series 6 Sneak Peek

September 10, 2011

This is all over the web. It’s not official, and you have to dig a bit, but, as usual, I am really excited about this new series. This could very well be the best series yet. We have a Genie, the Statue of Liberty, a Wind-up robot, a Leprechaun, a Minotaur, and more. I’m quite excited for this one. In case the image is removed, here is a link to my source, and if that doesn’t work, here is a link to FBTB who has picks of 10 of 16 of the figs.

Angus MacLane's Monkey Grabber 5000 Lego Model

September 2, 2011

Banana Grabber 5000

Angus MacLane is really cool. He works at Pixar (he wrote and directed BURN-E, animated Ken it Toy Story 3, and was supervising animator for One Man Band just to name a few of his accomplishments) and is an avid Lego builder. He has invented a style of building that has become widely popular (called Cubedudes) and has designed Lego exclusives for Comic-Con and Celebration V. His models are some of the most original on the web. He has made incredibly detailed versions of WALL-E and Carl Fredricksen.

This is his latest creation, the Monkey Grabber 5000. I recommend you explore his photostream. So many amazing creations.

Lego Remote Controlled R2 D2

July 31, 2011

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Amazing remote controlled R2 D2 by Ickelpete built for the Lego Space event at the National Space Centre in the UK. Check out his photostream for lot’s of work in progress pictures. Also by Ickelpete is this awesome Lego Gym.

Via FBTB.

Lego Marvel and DC Comic Con Pics

July 21, 2011

FBTB got some really good shots of the new Marvel and DC minifigures at Comic-Con. The DC figures are near final design while the Marvel ones are in various early prototype stages. It was announced that in addition to the Lego sets based off Marvel and DC, Lego will be making Hero Factory figures of certain DC and Marvel characters. In the gallery you can also get a look at the Green Lantern promo. I can’t wait to see everything for myself! I’ll be posting previews and impressions of stuff at the Con starting at the beginning of next week.

Lego Also Nets Marvel License!

July 20, 2011

I can’t believe it. Lego netted the Marvel and DC Comics licenses in one awesome swoop. Here is the press release and sources.

Two of the world’s most iconic brands are joining forces as The LEGO Group, world leader in high quality construction toys, and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a global character -based entertainment company, announced a wide ranging strategic licensing deal. Through the multi-year agreement starting as of January 1st, 2012, Marvel has granted LEGO Group the rights to develop a distinct Marvel branded construction toy collection — LEGO SUPER HEROES — which will bring the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO® build-and-play adventure. The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection’s initial construction sets, minifigures and buildable characters are scheduled to launch in May of 2012.

The LEGO SUPER HEROES Marvel collection will spotlight three Marvel franchises – Marvel’s The Avengers movie, and X-Men and Spider-Man classic characters. The LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers movie line brings such ever popular Marvel characters as Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Loki and Black Widow to LEGO minifigure form. The LEGO X-Men collection includes minifigure comic versions of Wolverine, Magneto, Nick Fury and Deadpool, while the LEGO Spider-Man sets offer minifigure comic versions of Spider-Man, and Doctor Octopus. The first buildable characters in the LEGO SUPER HEROES collection are highlighted by Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man. Select figures will be unveiled in the LEGO booth (#2829) during Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center July 21-24.

“Our partnership with Marvel helps us continue to deliver some of the best and most constructible Super Hero stories of all time,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with Marvel to create creative, constructive play sets for builders, fans and collectors alike.”

Joann Mclaughlin, Executive Vice President Toys & Hardlines, Marvel Entertainment, commented, “The partnership with LEGO Group furthers Marvel’s strategy to align our brand with the best in class leaders across various industries who have the global marketing expertise and distribution clout to stand out in the retail environment. This deal solidifies the already robust presence of our characters and the overall Marvel brand in the ever important toy category.”

The retail debut of the Marvel-inspired LEGO SUPER HEROES collection is timed to coincide with the highly anticipated Summer 2012 blockbuster movie release of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures feature film Marvel’s The Avengers.

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Via FBTB.

Lego Gets Full DC Comics License

July 20, 2011

Here is the full article from FBTB.

Variety reported a few hours ago that LEGO now has the full DC Comics license. In short, expect to see LEGO sets based on their most popular characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and villains the Joker, Bane, Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor.

LEGO will unveil the initial wave of sets at Comic Con which kicks off tomorrow night. 3,000 minifigs of Batman and Green Lantern will be “distributed”. FBTB will be there all week, so stay tuned for our full coverage.

Full article snippet below, link to actual article below that:

Warner Bros. has expanded its relationship with Lego, granting the toymaker access to DC Entertainment’s complete library of comicbook characters and stories to launch DC Universe “Super Heroes” as figures and playsets.

The multi-year licensing deal, made through Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will start rolling out the new line in January, starting with 13 characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and villains the Joker, Bane, Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor.

The first toys will be shown off at the Lego booth at Comic-Con Intl. in San Diego, where 3,000 exclusive Batman and Green Lantern minifigures will be distributed to launch a promo that runs August-December, enabling fans to create and submit videos, photos or illustrations of the characters to win trips to Legoland and Warner Bros. Studios.

WB and Lego had already been producing toys and videogames around the Batman franchise, and will launch a new set of playthings around next summer’s “The Dark Knight Rises” through the Lego Batman collection. The “Lego Batman: The Videogame,” published by WB Bros. Interactive Entertainment, has sold more than 12 million units since 2008.”This partnership gives builders a chance to recreate the characters, vehicles and worlds of some of the most iconic super heroes, so they can relive the action and even customize it, a proven and winning formula in Lego construction,” said Jill Wilfert, VP, licensing and entertainment for the Lego Group.

WB builds on Lego partnership

Lego Star Wars Half-Hour TV Special Airing This Weekend

July 19, 2011

This weekend, Cartoon Network is airing their new Lego special, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Here is a portion of the press release.

LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is scheduled to air multiple times on Cartoon Network during the weekend including: Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and Sunday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in LEGO Star WarsTM: The Padawan MenaceTM. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it’s up to Yoda and the droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks!

Via FBTB.