Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving/Thanksgivukkah by Dave Kaleta

It's that time of year again - the time when we all stuff ourselves with amazing food and then groan about overeating. But hey, it's worth it!
To celebrate Thanksgiving and Hannukkah, Dave Kaleta has built a wonderful little turkey. A classic Thanksgiving animal.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

See it on Mocpages.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Snow Flower by R Zangelmi

It's amazing how something so small and simple can be so perfect. Yet that's exactly what Riccardo Zangelmi's MOC is. Really quite simple, but nevertheless good.

See it on Mocpages.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Star Wars MicroFighters and Two New Sets Revealed

More and more sets are appearing on tons of different websites. Including several previously unseen Star Wars sets. Also, what I thought would be another wave of Planet sets, has actually turned out to be Microfighters. Basically a tiny fighter with a minifig crammed on top. In my opinion, better than the Planet sets.

75046 Coruscant Police Gunship. Minifigures: Anakin, Ahsoka, Clone Troopers x2. This set comes from the last few episodes of Season 5 of the Clone Wars when everyone thinks Ahsoka bombed the Jedi Temple. If you remember, she ran away and Anakin and the Clones chased her in the Police Gunship. Just so you know where this ugly-looking ship came from.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2014 LEGO DK Books Announced

Dorling Kindersley has a whole new wave of LEGO books headed our way next year. While most are nothing more than story books, sticker books, and the odd Brickmaster, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. These being a new Star Wars Visual Dictionary, Friends Character Encyclopedia, and Legends of Chima: The Secret History.
The first Star Wars dictionary came out in 2009, so this should be a great collectors book. What with nearly 5 years of sets added.
The Friends Character Encyclopedia on the other hand, sounds like a flop. A) I don't think there are enough characters to make the theme worthy of an encyclopedia. And B) I don't really think that many people would be interested in owning one. Except for the exclusive figure. I have nothing against Friends, it just seems a little early for a character encyclopedia. Then again, there are at least 4 different versions of each girl.
As for the LoC book, I can only guess as to what it might be. Could be a dictionary of some sort.

You can see more in Penguin books' catalog.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The LEGO Ancient Chinese Tang's Horse by Schfio Factory

It's been well over a year since I've last blogged Schfio Factory. He makes his return with an artfully built horse. The MOC looks good in this picture, but when seen at different angles, it looks brilliant! I especially love the design of the tail and legs.

See it on Mocpages.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO: The Adventure Time Project Nearly at 10k

There are several projects on CUUSOO that are mere days from 10,000 supporters. Probably the most popular of these is The Adventure Time Project. This project is under 200 supporters from 10,000, and it needs your help to get those last few. So if you haven't supported yet, go over there and do so. You can be one of 10,000 to get this project rolling. Just a little incentive for you.

Update: It has reached 10,000 supporters. Now, we wait.

The Adventure Time Project on LEGO CUUSOO.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man by Gabe Moore

Gabe Moore loves to make LDD models of super heroes. This time, he's built the Amazing Spiderman. And it is amazing! Lots of the parts used are very hard to find a good use for, yet Gabe was able to use several awkward pieces. And Spidey looks all all the better for it.
Check it out!

See it on Mocpages.

Friday, November 15, 2013

New DC Super Heroes Set Images

Hot behind the 2014 Star Wars sets the 2014 DC Super Heroes sets have been revealed. As in every wave, Batman is the focus. But who's got a problem with that? After all, he's Batman.
New heroes and new villains in this wave, so make sure you check out all the pictures.

76010 Batman: The Penguin Face off. Batman makes his scuba-suit debut. You gotta love the duck-boat.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2014 LEGO Star Wars Sets Revealed

With November flying by, more and more 2014 sets are popping up. This time, it's Star Wars that makes a showing. A whopping 19 sets have been announced, though we only have pictures of 11 of them.
Unfortunately, the quality of the sets seems to be going down. The minifigures only get better, but the sets definitely aren't worth the price asked for them.
Grab a bag of chips, and have fun skimming through these.

The first set, seen above, is 75034 Death Star Troopers. Probable price point: $12.99. My question is, why is LEGO lowering the value of the Imperial Guards? Who needs an army of them anyway?

Check out the rest below!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vanishing Point by Nick Barrett

For round 5 of the MOCOlympics, Nick Barrett was given the category of forced perspective. Forced Perspective is, as some of you know, using bricks and an odd camera angle to force the audience to believe the MOC is really much deeper than it is. Though in fact the MOC could only be a few inches deep or so, the audience can think it goes on for several feet, or even miles.
Given a task this difficult, I'd say Nick really did an excellent job. Not only is the road decieving in it's length, but the car he built to drive on it is a work of art in itself.

See it on Mocpages.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO: Japanese Old Style Architecture Breaks 10,000

At long last, the Japanese Old Style Architecture CUUSOO project by Taxon55 has reached 10,000 supporters. Here's a fun fact for you, this is the longest it has ever taken for a CUUSOO project to hit 10k. So it took a while, but it made it. And during the long journey to 10,000, it has always been one of the top projects.
It'll be interesting to see how CUUSOO handles this. I don't see why it couldn't pass the review. But LEGO just might not want it.

Japanese Old Style Architecture on LEGO CUUSOO.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Owl by Mihai Marius Mihu

This owl by Mihai Marius Mihu is, dare I say it, downright cute. While that's a word I usually try not to use when it comes to MOCs, I really can't honestly use any other word. Or I could use the word the MOCer uses to describe it: He merely says "Owl."
I love the use of the spikes for ear-feather-things, nice NPU!

See it on Mocpages.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The LEGO Movie Sets Revealed

At long last, the entire line of The LEGO Movie sets have been revealed. The wave is massive, containing 12 sets, not counting Series 12 of CMF.
These sets aren't necessarily supposed to be seen at the moment, so grab these while you can. There's no telling if LEGO will make me pull them.
The set above is supposedly called Pursuit. Whether that name sticks, remains to be seen.
View the rest of the wave by clicking the link below.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Batman: Arkham Asylum by Kyle Ransom

Check out this cool Arkham Asylum by Kyle Ransom. It's definitely a different take on the building. Most Arkham Asylum builds don't include the surrounding grounds. Something I like about this MOC. Interestingly enough, Mr. Xenomurphy released an Arkham MOC just a week ago. You can check that out here.

See it on Mocpages.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Minifig Scale Minecraft Sets Announced

The LEGO Minecraft Facebook page has been extremely active today. Around lunchtime, they officially announced that they will be producing Minifig scale Minecraft sets. A little later, they posted multiple Creeper photos, and asked the public which one they liked best. Obviously, LEGO is realizing the potential in building blocks out of blocks.
Check out the video below for some possible sneak peeks:


Who Would have thought that a single CUUSOO project could become a whole new line for LEGO?
Find out more on the LEGO Minecraft Facebook page.

What are your thoughts on this exciting news? Let me know in the comments below!

LEGO CUUSOO: 3rd Legend of Zelda Project Hits 10k

Just like that, we have the third Legend of Zelda project to gain 10,000 supporters on CUUSOO. If there's any chance for a LoZ project, this is the one. It only needs one new mold, and WesTalbott, the project creator, is offering his 1% of the profit back to LEGO to cover the cost of the mold.
Let's hope LEGO thinks seriously about this one before turning it down.

Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter on LEGO CUUSOO.

Friday, November 1, 2013

CMF Series 12 Revealed

November kicks off with a new Collectible Minfigure Series being revealed over on Brickfanatics. This series is supposedly composed of characters from The LEGO Movie. If that's true, then this movie will  be hilarious. Can anybody explain the three robot figs? Apart from being too similar for a single series, they look like zombies!

The lineup:
William Shakespeare
Gail the Construction Worker
Panda Guy
Abraham Lincoln
Taco Tuesday Guy
Larry the Barista
President Business
Calamity Drone
Marsha Queen of the Mermaids
Wild West Wyldstyle
Scribbe-Face Bad Cop
Velma Staplebot
Hard Hat Emmet
"Where are my Pants?" Guy
Mrs. Scratchen- Post
Wiley Fusebot

I'm having a hard time putting names with faces on some of these characters. But they certainly look good. I'm in love with Panda and Shakespeare.