UCS TDKR Batmobile to be released

UCS TumblerUSA Today has revealed another LEGO set to be released later in the year!

The Ultimate Collector Series Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. The new highly detailed LEGO version measures 15″ long and 9″ wide consists of 1,869 pieces and features new technic plates, new LEGO wheels, intricately detailed interior and exterior complete with adjustable wings. The set does come with two minifigures despite the fact the set is not minifigure scale - Batman and Heath Ledger Joker. The set will cost £159.99 in the UK.

With the 75th Anniversary of Batman on Wednesday 23rd, the announcement of this set ahead of San Diego Comic Con is a little surprising! At this rate LEGO will have nothing to unveil at SDCC!

Build the awesome Tumbler from the Batman The Dark Knight Trilogy!

Take on the challenge of building The Tumbler, an amazingly cool LEGO®model of the iconic vehicle from the Batman The Dark Knight Trilogy. Construct this black armored vehicle highlighted with new color LEGO elements and brand new LEGO front wheels. Check out the cool, detailed interior and adjustable top wings.

SDCC LEGO exclusives

SDCC LEGOIt is that time of year when hordes of fanboys and girls flock to California for San Diego Comic Con.

Every year LEGO releases exclusives which are only available during the four day event and The Wall Street Journal has details on this years offerings!

Hot on the heels of the release of the LEGO Guardians of The Galaxy sets, Rocket’s Warbird a 145 piece limited edition set will be available only at this years SDCC from the LEGO Booth for $39.99. Also available will be The Collector minifigure another character from the GoTG film played by Benicio del Toro.

SDCC LEGO

The other two Lego sets are a classic Batmobile from the 1960′s television series, and the Ghost starship from the new Star Wars animation Rebels. Each is priced at $39.99 limited to 1,000 each with 250 available each day from the LEGO booth.

 

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit promo video

Exo SuitHere is a look at the next LEGO Ideas set to be released later this year – The Exo Suit and to promote the release the LEGO YouTube page has uploaded a cool video animated and directed by LEGO fan Chris Salt.

The set, to be released in August, will include two green Space minifigures along with the Exo Suit and one turtle!

Celebrate LEGO Space with VIP Exclsive minifigure!

LEGO SpaceLEGO VIP members who spend £25.00′s or more online or in store will receive this cool little LEGO Space set which includes a buildable robot assistant and 16 page commemorative LEGO Space booklet!

Head over to shop @ home for more details!

Remember the classic LEGO Space® sets of the 1970s and ‘80s? This little guy does! This unique and collectible box features a slide-out tray containing a retro-style LEGO Astronaut and his friendly robot assistant, along with a full-color booklet that celebrates the history of LEGO Space sets from 1976 to the present day. Rekindle favorite memories or blast off for brand-new ones!

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Review

Celebrate 30 years of ghost-busting action with the iconic Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car! Selected by LEGO Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO), this fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbuster ‘80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusterslogo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures. This unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing building instructions, selected images and behind-the-scenes details about the classic Ghostbusters movie. So if there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, strap on your proton pack and get ready to help Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore bust some ghosts! 4 minifigures with proton packs included.

Ghostbusters, like Back to the Future before it, is a film franchise still holds a certain magic even 30 years later. Lego Ideas (formerly CUUSOO) delivers yet again on its promise with a set Lego fans have been dreaming of for years.

Minifigures: This set was always going to live or die by its minifigures and one of its major successes is the inclusion of a figure stand. When you have such legendary actors represented, you need to put them front and centre. You get 4 minifigures here, each with double face prints and different torso prints. Each figure also has a buildable proton pack which looks surprisingly detailed for such a small scale. The figures are decent interpretations of Bill Murray et al but there is one glaring omission. Where is Slimer? This Ghostbusters set has no ghost! Slimer is one of the most iconic elements from the franchise and his exclusion here is a real misstep, especially for a £45 set.

Build:  This set includes unnumbered bags but it is still a relatively quick build. The proton packs take a little time to assemble and the inclusion of a figure stand makes the building of the minifigures a more important feature than in most Lego sets. The frame of the car comes together almost immediately with only the details such as the roof taking a little more time. There are some clever building tricks employed to recreate the famous Ecto-1 with the tilted side windows being a particular highlight and the generous number of chrome silver pieces which really help the overall look of the car. There are four printed bricks featuring the Ghostbusters logo (not a sticker in sight!) and we also get two printed Ecto-1 number plates. The car is unable to fit all four minifigures in a sitting position but I doubt anyone had planned to display them in this way. The final product looks fantastic and most fans will be happy with how well the set has turned out.

That being said, this should really have been the same price as the Back to the Future set. Yes you get four minifigures but the Ecto-1 really isn’t big enough or detailed enough to warrant the hefty price tag. This is a set aimed squarely at AFOLs who grew up with the Ghostbusters films and as such, Lego probably skewed the price a bit higher.  You do get a gorgeous instruction book which features some great Ghostbusters quotes on several pages as well as a brief look at the movie itself. A few extra details would have brought this set up a little higher. Most fans would have expected Slimer minifigure and even for £10-£15 more, how cool would it have been to include a Lego Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?

Still, you can’t deny Lego have captured at least some of the magic with this set. The Ecto-1 car and the minifigures are both well designed and instantly charming.

3 out of 5.

Glastonbury recreated in bricks!

It is that time of year when thousands of revellers travel to the South West of England with their wellington boots to enjoy the best live acts in the business!

And those funny folk over at The LEGO Movie Facebook Page have re-created the Pyramid Stage with Emmet headlining in LEGO!

LEGO Mini Cooper Polybag!

Following the news earlier this month of a Creator Mini Cooper to be released in August, news has now surfaced of a miniscale Mini Cooper polybag to be released to coincide with the Creator set!

Here are the building instructions…

Mini Cooper Mini Cooper

 

 

Another Sean Kenney 60 second building challenge!

LEGO MovieFollowing last weeks 60 second challenge to build something from Cloud Cuckoo Land, Sean Kenney’s fourth LEGO Movie tutorial centres around The Wild West!

Stick around until the end of the clip for a few tips on how to build !

Here’s the results…

 

Nathan Sawaya ceremonial Baseball pitch!

Nathan SawayaNathan Sawaya created a LEGO Baseball, built with 150 bricks for the first pitch in Penascola Blue Wahoos minor league game against The Huntsville Stars on Saturday evening!

The Art of The Brick creator also unveiled a specially commissioned LEGO Baseball statue and had the home teams shirts sport his trademark Yellow statue on the back of their shirts.Unfortunately for The Blue Wahoos they lost the game to The Huntsville Stars 5-4.

 

LEGO Bus Stop in West End of London

LEGO Bus StopA bus stop made entirely of LEGO!

Duncan Titmarsh and his Bright Bricks team have built a bus shelter/stop from LEGO!

Complete with shelter this amazing work has been erected on Regent Street in the West End of London!