Archive for December 2012

LEGO Arkham Asylum Breakout

Sound the alarm! The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow have escaped from Arkham Asylum with the help of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. These villains are about to wreak havoc in the streets of Gotham City! Help Caped Crusaders Batman™ and Robin swoop into action and put those good-for-nothing criminals back where they belong! Chase after the security van as it breaks through the gothic gates! Then throw each villain back behind bars in 8 highly detailed rooms. Includes 8 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and a guard, all with assorted weapons or accessories.

The new, much anticipated LEGO Arkham Asylum Breakout is now available to purchase from the LEGO Store priced £129.99. The set contains over 1600 pieces, nearly double compared to the original set from 2006 and includes Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Scarecrow and Guard minifigures.

We love the Gothic feel captured by LEGO in this set! The gates complete with the black angels that lead in to the Asylum look fantastic! On the inside there are prison cells including a special cell for Poison Ivy and the Mr. Freeze icy tower room.

 

New arrivals at the Official LEGO Shop!

New LEGO Chima, Star Wars, Marvel & DC Superheroes, Ninjago and City sets have been added to the LEGO Store.

Included in the Chima sets are:
70000 Razcal’s Glider, £7.99
70001 Crawley’s Claw Ripper, £12.99 
70002 Lennox’ Lion Attack, £17.99
70003 Eris’ Eagle Interceptor, £29.99
70004 Wakz’ Pack Tracker, £29.99
70005 Laval’s Royal Fighter, £39.99
70006 Cragger’s Command Ship, £69.99
70011 Eagles’ Castle, £34.99
70012 Razar’s CHI Raider, £39.99
70013 Equila’s Ultra Striker, £39.99

Included in the Star Wars sets are:
75000 Clone Troopers vs. Droidekas
75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers, £11.99
75002 AT-RT, £19.99
75003 A-Wing Starfighter, £24.99
75004 Z-95 Headhunter, £39.99
75005 Rancor Pit, £59.99
75012 BARC Speeder with Sidecar, £24.99
75013 Umbarab MHC, £49.99

Included in the Superheroes sets are:
76004 Spider-Man: Spider-Cycle Chase, £19.99
76005 Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown, £39.99
76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr. Freeze: Aquaman on ice, £19.99
and the much anticipated DC Superheroes 10937 Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout, £129.99

Included in the Ninjago sets are:
70500 Kai’s Fire Mech, £7.99
70501 Warrior’s Bike, £17.99
70502 Cole’s Earth Driller, £17.99
70503 The Golden Dragon, £24.99
70504 Garmatron, £29.99
70505 Temple of Light, £59.99

Included in the City sets are:
60000 Fire Motorcycle, £4.99
60001 Fire Chief Car, £7.99
60002 Fire Truck, £14.99
60003 Fire Emergency, £24.99
60004 Fire Station, £69.99
60005 Fire Boat, £24.99
60006 Police ATV, £4.99
60007 High Speed Chase, £19.99
60008 Museum Break-in, £49.99
60009 Helicopter Arrest, £39.99
60010 Fire Helicopter, £29.99

The World of Chima

Meet Laval, Eris, Cragger and Worriz from the Kingdom of Chima as they battle it out for the magical CHI – an energy source that provides the animal warriors and their vehicles special speed, strength and power!

LEGO Modulars Palace Cinema

An image of the next LEGO Modular Building has surfaced on the net. 10232 Palace Cinema becomes the 8th modular in the series and we can’t wait to see more details on this set.

Palace Cinema

I dream in LEGO

A few days ago we posted a photo of the giant LEGO Advent Calender on display at Covent Garden… well the BBC news website have posted a short documentary video charting the progress of the build by Duncan Titmarsh – one of 13 certified LEGO builders/sculpters.

I dream in LEGO…

 

LEGO Life-Size Bag End model

Built with over 2 million bricks and taking 3,000 man hours to perfect, LEGO have out done themselves with this amazing life-sized recreation of An Unexpected Gathering (79003) which comprises of a mere 652 pieces.

and here is a video charts the progress of the build over the seven week period it took to build.

 

 

From paper to plastic… how The Hobbit sets were created

Ever wondered how an idea goes from paper to plastic? Here is an interesting article from The Wall Street Journal regarding the design process behind LEGO licence The Hobbit.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering set appears to be the most sought after LEGO this Christmas. The set includes the minifigures – Bombur, Bofur, Balin, Dwalin, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf.

LEGO CUUSOO

The Next LEGO CUUSOO set will be the Back To The Future Delorian.

LEGO CUUSOO is a website started by LEGO in 2008 where users can submit their ideas for future LEGO projects to be turned into potential sets. Previous winners include Shinkai 6500 (21000) and Hayabusa (21001). Here’s the video for the next idea to be turned into reality.

We look forward to seeing this set in 2013!

 

 

LEGO Lone Ranger sets unveiled

The Lone Ranger is an upcoming Disney film directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Rango) starring Armie Hammer (Social Network) in the lead role with Johnny Depp as Tonto – Native American companion of The Lone Ranger.

Lone RangerLEGO have released a teaser image and announced six upcoming sets, scheduled to be released in May 2013:

79106 Lone Ranger Calvary Builder
79107 Lone Ranger Comanche Camp
79108 Lone Ranger Stagecoach Escape
79109 Lone Ranger Colby City Showdown
79110 Lone Ranger Silver Mine Showdown
79111 Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase

Giant LEGO Advent Calender

A giant LEGO advent calendar is on display in Covent Garden in London. The calendar is five metres wide and three metres high and 600,000 bricks were used to make it. And behind every door is a surprise made out of LEGO too.