Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sarlina's Cottage by David Hensel

Check out this crooked little cottage by David Hensel. When I first saw it, I though it was another Luke Watkins (a.k.a Derfel Cadarn) build. And that's saying something. Change the colors on this building, add a zombie or two, and it's perfect for a Halloween MOC.
I'm in a creepy-ish MOC mood. Very fitting considering what day it is.

See it on Mocpages.

Caught on Camera by Leda Kat =^..^=

Probably the only reason I didn't post this MOC sooner is cause I wanted to save it for Halloween. This is exactly the spooky kind of MOC you want to see around Halloween. Leda Kat delivers again!

See it on Mocpages.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Commission - Cair Paravel by Paul Veermeesh

This microscale model was designed by Paul Vermeesch and built by elementary students in Michigan. Paul has done quite a few building classes with kids over the past year to let kids become familiar with building, learn new techniques, and have fun. Well I'm sure they had fun with this project. Though Paul probably wanted to do something violent while designing it in LLD. The effort was worth it though. And I'm sure it made the kids' day.

See it on Mocpages.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer

This may be considered old news for some of you (old meaning yesterday), but the first trailer for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been released. Like every movie so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like an action-packed, obsession-worthy film.
We can only wonder as to what sets LEGO will release for this film. There are plenty of options, and they have a large cast of characters to use. I don't think I'd mind a Falcon minifig just about now, would you?
We still have to wait a few months for the film to hit theaters, but with Thor: The Dark World coming out in just two weeks, and with the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy and Amazing Spiderman 2 films, we should have plenty of Marvel goodness to tie us over.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO: Latest Review Results

The results of the latest CUUSOO review are in! This review included the winter 2012, spring and summer 2013 review periods. It's been a long review, and some of you may not be happy with the final verdict on some of the projects (there were 10 in all), but I certainly can't complain about the product they picked to be a set. That project was Peter Reid's Exo Suit.

This is, without a doubt, a step in the right direction for LEGO. The fact that they chose this heavily detailed project instead of a simpler model shows that they're willing to try their hands at complicated models. Whether or not they butcher the build in the final set remains to be seen.

As for the fate of the rest of the projects, see it below:
Thinking With Portals: rejected.
Legend of Zelda: rejected.
Mini Shop Series: rejected.
Purdue Pete: rejected.
Andy Bugdroid: rejected.
Land Rover Dfender 110: pending.
Minifig Scale Tumbler: rejected.
Sace Troopers: rejected.
League of Legends: rejected.

This is obviously a little disappointing. Especially with Portals and Space Troopers. Both of these projects were heavily supported. And were very popular. Expect some riots from fans!
The good news is that the Land Rover Defender 110 is pending. Which means there is still hope of it being made into a set. Keep your fingers crossed.

Monday, October 21, 2013

63 Building in Yoido, Seoul, Korea by Yo-Sub Joo

Check out these mini skyscrapers by Yo-Sub Joo! Of course, the gold building is instantly eye-catching. Who doesn't like a big gold skyscraper? But the other buildings are certainly worth looking at. They may not be as big, but they're still pretty cool.

See it on Mocpages.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

2014 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Images

Images of three new The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sets have been released. And I must say they are FANTASTIC! Of course, these sets should come with some fantastic price points as well. Fantastic for LEGO, not our wallets, that is.

79011 Dol Guldor Ambush. Minifigures: Beorn, Gundabad Orcs x2.
We finally see what Beorn will look like. Those of you that follow The Hobbit news sites should recall some leaked images of Beorn, but this set certainly gives us more to talk about. Whether Beorn is ambushed at Dol Guldor in the films remains to be seen.

See the other sets (which in my opinion only get better!) below! But keep in mind, this post contains Spoilers! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ninjago Overlord And Golden Dragon by Mike Nieves

Check out these magnificent Ninjago dragons! Mike Nieves must have put a lot of thought into these MOCs. Both are cleverly built. The first one (above) is my favorite. The gold really does what no other color could do. And the wing design is great. The Overlord (below) on the other hand, Is a menacing beast that could probably rip the arms off of anything. And would be glad to do it!

Check out more pictures by clicking the link below.

See it on Mocpages.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ESCHER... Relativity by Riccardo Zangelmi

Escher's Relativity seems to be a popular work of art that LEGO builders try to capture in bricks. The most notable of these would be Paul Vermeesch's Star Wars Relativity. But for a more true version, Riccardo Zangelmi's MOC would probably be my favorite. It's a very clean, organized MOC. One that stimulates the brain a bit more than Paul's. Nothing against Paul, his MOC is fantastic! But this post is about Riccardo's build.

See it on Mocpages.

Possible LEGO Simpson Figures Spotted on Ebay

These two possible (probable?) official Simpson figures were just sold on Ebay for $56. While the torsos and legs are most likely just random parts grabbed from a bin, the heads look genuine. With a good amount of detail, and a smooth, LEGO look. We won't know for sure till we see the sets, but there's a good chance that these are real. Especially considering what's appeared on Ebay in the past.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

More 2014 Ninjago Set Images

Swedish Toy website Brixit has released images of three of the new 2014 Ninjago sets. The sets have a very high dose of cyborg in them. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Depends on how much you like cyborgs.

The first set is 70724 Ninjacopter. An obvious Zane set. White seems to be a reoccurring color with him. Couldn't have anything to do with him being the ninja of ice, could it?

 70720 Hovering Hunter. Cole gets to smash the heads of bad guys in this set. And with a nifty (and dangerous) looking flail.

 70725 Nindroid Mech Dragon. This set looks to be the "epic showdown" set for the wave thus far. A massive cyborg dragon and a cool Ninja dune-buggy are the highlights. Though I wonder about the grey-haired minifig with the staff. Who is he? Time will tell.

What are your thoughts on the newest Ninjago sets? Let us know in the comments below!

The Incredible Hulk by Outer Rim Emperor

Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk and beats the stuffing out of four punk-motorcyclists in this MOC by Outer Rim Emperor. The thing that caught my eye was the lighting. I do love me a well-lit MOC!

See it on Mocpages.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tribull by Nick V

When I saw this I'm pretty sure my jaw hit the keyboard. I haven't seen too many of Nick V's MOCs. But They are all fantastic. I highly recommend you go over to his Flickr page and check them out.
Meanwhile, his Tribull is positively overwhelming! NPU to the last letter!

See it on Flickr.

MOCOlympics Round 2: Blake Baer vs. Jamesuniverse

Blake Baer is always in his element during the MocOlympics. This was evident last year, and this year he is (could it be possible?) even better. And this MOC is why!
Just an excellent build all around. Highlights are the wings on the horse, the archway, and the forced perspective city. But the whole MOC deserves a better look.

See it on Mocpages.

LEGO 10243 Parisian Restaurant

LEGO's newest installment in the Modular Buildings line is the stunning 10243 Parisian Restaurant. I honestly have no complaints about this set. It's top-quality, and immensely detailed. Check out all the clever uses for parts. Not the least of which are the fangs for the plants. Definitely another winner for LEGO!

Press release below:

10243 Parisian Restaurant
Ages 16+. 2,469 pieces.
Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!
US $159.99 – CA $189.99 – DE 149.99 € – UK 132.99 £ – DK 1299.00 DKK
It’s very busy in the Parisian Restaurant. As a scooter zips by, inside the waiter rushes between the tables as the nervous young man gets ready to propose with the ring! It’s just as hectic behind the scenes, with the chef busily preparing the food. This beautifully detailed building is the setting for so many stories and is a great addition to the modular building series. The Parisian Restaurant has a fully-stocked, blue and white tiled kitchen with tableware as well as a cozy apartment with pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace. On the top floor is the artist’s room with a studio that includes a cast iron heater, easel, paintbrush and two works of art by the aspiring artist. Outside, stairs lead down to the roof terrace lined with hanging lanterns and flowers where the diners eat alfresco-style. This amazing Parisian Restaurant model even includes a facade with croissants, clams and feather details that recapture the feel of Paris. Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.
• Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple
• Also includes a rat, seagull and 2 clams
• Kitchen features blue and white tiled floor, lots of kitchen units and a variety of utensils
• Second-floor apartment features a pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace
• Top floor features an opening roof revealing an artist’s studio with heater, easel, paintbrush, palette and artwork
• Includes lots of food items for the customers including croissants, a pie, 2 cupcakes, 2 grapes, 2 hotdogs, turkey, cheese wedges, milk carton and colored bottles
• Also includes hard-to-find white croissants and bricks in olive green, dark blue and dark red
• Intricate exterior details include facade with croissant detailing, bus stop, sidewalk, scooter and even a dumpster and trash can at the back
• Put up the printed restaurant sign and menu to entice the customers in
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection: 10224 Town Hall and 10232 Palace Cinema!
• Measures over 11” (30cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
January 2014 via, LEGO® Stores or via phone:
- See more at:

Good job LEGO! Keep it up, and you'll be more than the second biggest toy company!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Passing Sherwood by LL Lolino

Check out this wonderful, oddly shaped MOC by LL Lolino. It must have been a bit of a trick to get the water to flow the way it is. But obviously the work payed off, as you can tell.
I applaud LL's building technique. It really is fabulous. Captures the forest perfectly.

See it on Mocpages.