Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Marvel Super Heroes Pre-order Iron Patriot Bonus

Walmart is having a special pre-order bonus for the Marvel Super Heroes Video Game. Pre-order a console version of the game and you will receive an Iron Patriot polybag.
Stinks for those of us that want the figure but not necessarily the game. LEGO's promotions are getting just plain annoying!
Thanks to FBTB for the info!

HMS Eternity by Dreamweb

Check out this ship by Dreamweb. It's quite large, and has a beautifully detailed interior. Complete with  a Captain's cabin, cannon, and hammocks for the crew to rest in.

See it on Mocpages.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jor-El Polybag Available on Ebay

This Jor-El polybag was found on ebay for $50. No one knows where it cam from. It's probably a promotional figure that was leaked a month ahead of time. LEGO has some explaining to do.
Thanks to Brickset for the news!

Friday, April 26, 2013

10237 Tower of Orthanc Press Release

The newest Lord of the Rings set has been revealed over on Brickset. The set has a July 1st release date. This could be the release date of the other LOTR sets too. But it might just be for this one. Especially if this set is an exclusive model.
Press release below.

10237 Tower of Orthanc, Ages 14+.  2,359 pieces.
Build the The Lord of the Rings™ trilogy must-have model!
US $199.99, CA $249.99, DE 199.99€, UK £169.99, DK 1699.00 DKK
Finally, collect one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic buildings of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Tower of Orthanc! Build all 6 highly detailed floors filled with fascinating movie-related details including the attic, library, alchemy room, Saruman’s throne room, entrance hall and dungeon. This exclusive model stars in some of the most iconic scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies. Swoop down with the Great Eagle and rescue stranded Gandalf the Grey from his tower-top prison after his defeat at the hands of the white wizard, Saruman. Build the powerful, tree-like Ent, with poseable limbs and cool swinging arm function, then attack the Uruk-hai and Orc Pitmaster while Saruman and his servant Grima Wormtongue take refuge high in the tower. The Tower of Orthanc is a must-have model for any The Lord of the Rings collection! Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster.
  • Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf™ the Grey, an Uruk-hai™ and the Orc Pitmaster
  • Features 6 highly detailed floors with lots of functions, including a folding staircase, LEGO® light brick palantir, opening entrance doors and a trap door
  • Weapons include 5 staffs, knife, sword, shield and a long axe
  • The attic features a folding staircase, the 3 staffs of the missing wizards, the 2 keys of the Two Towers, 2 maps and an Uruk-hai helmet, shield and sword
  • The library features 2 books, 2 torches, 2 maps and 2 skulls
  • The alchemy room features 2 torches, a bomb (being produced for the Battle of Helm’s Deep™), 2 potions, bottle, skull, gunpowder keg, pot, cauldron and a long axe
  • Saruman’s throne room features lamps, 2 bookcases with 3 potions, map, letter and the powerful palantir with a LEGO light brick
  • The entrance hall features opening doors, trap door, 2 large banners, chandelier, statue and 2 axes
  • The creepy dungeon features a chain, 2 bones, 2 skulls and a rat
  • Buildable Ent features poseable limbs for holding a minifigure and a cool swinging arm function
  • Attack the tower with the cool buildable and poseable Ent!
  • Swoop to the rescue with the Great Eagle!
  • Activate the LEGO light brick and make the palantir glow!
  • Set the trap door and banish unwanted guests to the dungeon!
  • Prepare the bomb for the Battle of Helm’s DeepTM!
  • Swing the Ent’s arms to smash or grab things with the poseable fingers!
  • Measures over 28" (73cm) high, 8" (21cm) wide and 6" (16cm) deep
  • Ent stands over 9" (23cm) tall
Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning July 2013.

I must say I can't wait for this set. The size of the tower is just awesome! LEGO is finally building in scale. Well, closer to scale than normal.
What do you think about this set? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sopwith Camel F.1 by TheBrickAvenger

TheBrickAvenger has built a lovely Sopwith Camel. So good, that for a moment, I thought it was the LEGO version with a different color scheme.
He has plenty of other great creations on his Mocpage and his Flickr. Be sure to check them out.

See it on Mocpages or Flickr.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Darkmire Mill by Luke Watkins

Derfel Cadarn makes his return with a beautiful little Mill. While I would like to let the picture speak for itslef. I can't. I have to say one thing: picturesque!

See it on Flickr.

76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape

The last of the three Superman sets has been revealed: 76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape. The set comes with 168 pieces, three minifigures (including Superman, General Zod, and Lois Lane) and hopefully a cheap price of $20.
This set ties in to the Man of Steel film coming out in June.

Monday, April 15, 2013

LEGO Iron Man 3 Posters

The whole world is getting ready for what looks to be the best Iron Man film yet! To celebrate this film, LEGO has released LEGO-ized versions of the movie posters.
Both posters show multiple Iron Man suits. In the one below, you can clearly see the Iron Patriot armor. This is a suit that was not released with the first wave of Iron Man sets. Hopefully this means we'll be getting it sometime in the future.
My favorite poster is definitely the top one. The way the water is falling off of him, and all the suits in the background are awesome. Which poster is your favorite?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Summer 2013 Star Wars Picures

Just a couple days after we saw the Summer 2013 LOTR set pictures, all the Star Wars sets have been revealed. We get high-res images of every set. Including many we haven't seen before.
Most sets are remakes of 3-5 year old sets, with the designs differing slightly from the originals. But we do get some brand new models, including several from Episode II and the Clone Wars. 

See more on Eurobricks.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO: Mini Shop Series Hits 10,000

The Mini Shop Series project has just hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. This means that the project goes to the review stage. Over the next few months, LEGO will look into the project and see if  is has what it takes to become a set. With the next quarterly review coming in June, there's just under two months to go.

Mini Shop Series on LEGO CUUSOO.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

High-res Summer LOTR Images

High-res images have been posted of the Summer 2013 Lord of the Rings sets. Up until now, we've only seen small, blurry pictures of each. Hardly enough for any LEGO fan. But now we can view them in their full glory.

79007 Battle at the Black Gate. 5 minifigures. 656 pieces. Price: $60-$70.
79008 Pirate Ship Ambush. 9 minifigures. 756 pieces. Price: $80-$100.
See more images on Eurobricks.

The Hulkbuster (Iron Man) by Gabe Moore

With all the trailers and TV spots of Iron Man 3 being released, and all the awesome armor that has been revealed, it's only natural that people would be building those great suits out of LEGO.
There are many out there, but one of my favorites is The Hulkbuster armor by Gabe Moore. While it is LDD, and I usually don't post LDD on here, it's a great MOC, and I'm sure there are several people who could build this with real bricks.
As of this posting, the release of Iron Man 3 is less than 1 month away! Excited? I am!

See it on Mocpages.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

LEGO Lone Ranger Available at Amazon

High ho Silver! Three of the LEGO Lone Ranger sets are available for pre-order at Amazon. Ready to ship April 15th.
The three sets are 79106 Cavalry Builder Set79107 Comanche Camp, and 79108 Stagecoach Escape.
All are great sets, with excellent price points. The other two should be available soon.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Contact 1: Millenial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K'al Yne, Odan by Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle has built possibly the greatest MOC ever! And that is no exaggeration. You would be very hard pressed to find a better one.
Dang! This is monstrous! 200,000 pieces + 600 hours of work = one phenomenal creation. Don't forget to let Mike know how great this is.
I defy anyone to show me a better MOC than this. Up to the challenge?

See more awesomeness on Mocpages.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Shop@Home's May The 4th Promotion

The exclusive May The 4th promotional figure was revealed a few days ago on Eurobricks. The figure is Han Solo in Hoth gear, and will be given free with orders costing over a certain amount of dollars. The figure will be available at Shop@Home and in LEGO brand retail stores.
Promotion begins on the 4th of May. So you've still got a bit of a wait. Just gives you more time to make your list.

Review: CMF Series 10 by Whitefang

It's here! The much anticipated review of the Collectible Minfigures Series 10 by Whitefang on Eurobricks. As always the review is excellent. Plenty of pictures, and some great commentary by Whitefang.
See the review on Eurobricks.