Thursday, March 28, 2013

LEGO Star Wars 75024 HH-87 Starhopper Image

The first image of the 2013 Star Wars 75024 HH-87 Starhopper has been revealed over on GrooveBricks.
This set comes from the Friends and Enemies episode from season 4 of Star Wars The Clone Wars, and contains three minifigures. Cad Bane, Obi Wan Kenobi (In bounty hunter disguise), and a Nikto Guard.
That's all that is known for now. If anything else comes up, I'll be sure to post it.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Super Heroes: Superman: Battle of Smallville

Brickset has posted pictures of a new Summer 2013 Superman set. Superman: Battle of Smallville. No word on price or piece count but you can see for yourself that it'll be a great set. The minifigures are especially good. Though the weapons used by the bad guys look more like a sextant than a weapon to me.
Price will probably be in the $40-$50 range. With piece count probably 400-500 pieces.
Overall an exciting set. Can't wait to find out more!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Team Jigsaw's St Patricks Day; Ms. Paddy by Lego Junkie

Though Saint Patrick's Day is over, the creations are still coming. And since I neglected to post anything on that day, I will make up for it and post a few days late.
This lovely little lady is all set for the post Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. She's got a hefty platter of corned beef and cabbage, and a mug of... whatever you want it to be.
Notice the hat poised elegantly on the side of her head. And the clover she is resting upon. It's little touches like these that make a MOC great!

See it on Mocpages.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 2013 Brickarms Release

Will Chapman (the man behind Brickarms) tops off March with a release of 10 brand new weapons. All are excellent. And will certainly live up to expectations.
Brickarms is one of the leading companies in LEGO compatible weapons. And it's not hard to see why. Anyone who owns at least one Brickarms product knows that these things are top-notch. No cheap plastic here, this is quality ABS!

See a list of their authorized resellers here.

Star Wars Desert Skiff on Sale For 39% Off

Amazon currently has 9496 Desert Skiff on sale for 39% off. Regularly $24.99, you can now pick it up for the cheap price of $16.15. Now that is a good deal.
The set includes a brand new Boba Fett, and a new Lando Calrissian minifigure. As well as Kithaba and Luke.
This thing is really a lot bigger than it would have you believe. And for this cheap, you just gotta get it.
Buy it now!

Amazon also has 9515 The Malevolence on sale $92.00 (regularly $119.99). So if you've yet to get that one, now might be a good time to consider getting it.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yoshi by Bruce Lowell

Though I have yet to take part in the MOCAthalon, I still have a ton of fun looking at all the excellent creations the participants make up. And this is probably my favorite one so far this year.
Bruce Lowell proves he is still the boss by building a an absolutely stunning Yoshi.
Obviously, the face is spot on, but the rest of the body is just as good. And the egg adds a perfect touch. Speaking of a perfect touch, have you noticed those hills in the background?

See it on Mocpages.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Star Wars Yoda Chronicles Exclusive Minfigure

Amazon now has the LEGO Star Wars Yoda Chronicles book available for pre-order. The book comes with an exclusive Special Forces Commander minifigure. Pre-order price is $10.90.

Relive Yoda's adventures in the LEGO® Star Wars® galaxy with this all new format from DK.
The first in a brand-new series, LEGO Star Wars: Yoda Chronicles features themed spreads based on the legendary Yoda's adventures, from his leadership of the Jedi council and his duels with Count Dooku and Darth Sidious, to his support of the Wookiees in the Clone Wars and his training of Luke on Dagobah. Specially commissioned photography shows minifigures and vehicles in action, with tons of storylines and facts that kids will love.

As you can tell, this minifigure is superb! The printing is some of the best I've seen on an exclusive figure. You can bet this guy will run for a pretty penny on Bricklink and Ebay.
Pre-order your Yoda Chronicles book now! The Yoda Chronicles.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spaceman Spiff by Blake Baer

I haven't blogged Blake in a while. But when I saw this Keith Goldman-like landscape, I knew that he deserved another post on this site.
Based on Spaceman Spiff, this MOC is full of color. The luminescent greens and blues add the perfect touch to an already stellar landscape. And what's not to like about that tree on the right?

See it on Mocpages.

Monday, March 11, 2013

LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia for Pre-order

The LEGO Minifigures Character Encyclopedia is available for pre-order from Amazon. The book includes full page pictures of each minifigure from Series 1-10. Plus an exclusive Toy Soldier minifigure. I guess LEGO will be packaging their exclusive minifigures in pieces from now on. Unless it's only something they do when the minifigure has accessories.
Release date is May 1st.

Pre-order the book now and save 47%.

Toysrus BOGO 50% Off LEGO

From  now until March 16th, buy one get one 50% off all LEGO (Excludes Technic and Legends of Chima).
Now might be a good time to stack up on those new Super Heroes sets. And if you haven't got all of the sets by now, every winter 2013 LEGO set is stuffed onto the shelves.

Get thee to a Toysrus to take advantage of a great deal!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Favorite Lone Ranger Set Poll Closed

Yes, it's March 6th. The February poll ended nearly a week ago. Why didn't I post the winner sooner? Good question. With a not so good answer. I think I'll leave it at that.

February 2013 is history. As is yet another BrickEnd poll. Last month you voted for your favorite 2013 Lone Ranger set.
Thanks to all that voted! You have made a statement.
The winner of the February 2013 poll is 79106 Cavalry Builder Set!
You may be wondering what statement you made by selecting this set as your favorite. Well, you proved that it's not alway the biggest or most intricate set that brings in the crowds. It's the one the public loves. And since most of us have been waiting for U.S. Cavalry Soldiers for a long time, it's really no surprise that this set won.

From now on I won't be continuing the monthly polls. If you really want me to continue and have ideas, email me your ideas. You might be surprised how hard it is to find a new poll idea every month.
Also, I believe this month is the 1 year anniversary of the first monthly poll. So that is another reason we can stop. Don't want to use up those polls!
Thanks for taking part in them! Maybe we'll start them up later this year!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Iron Man 3 Sets Available at Amazon

Amazon now has the three new Iron Man 3 sets available for purchase. Each one is priced excellently, and has plenty of new pieces and minifigures.
Pick up yours today!

76008 Iron Man vs. The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown
76006 Extremis Sea Port Battle
76007 Malibu Mansion Attack

Monday, March 4, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO: Land-Rover Defender 110 Hits 10,000

Just a few days before the Spring LEGO CUUSOO Review, the Land-Rover Defender 110 hit 10,000 supporters. If it had got those last few supporters just a week later, the project would have to wait another 6 months before being considered for a set.
Obviously, Sheepo has put a lot of work into this project. This is one of the few projects that, if they were to become a set, would have the detail literally cut in half!

Now the winter 2012-2013 projects are being considered for development. The list includes Exo-SuitAndy Bugdroid, the second Legend of Zelda project, and the above Land-Rover Defender.

Land-Rover Defender 110 on LEGO CUUSOO.