Archive for March 2013

Cartoon Network Legends of Chima advert

The Cartoon Network premiered the first three episodes of The Legends of Chima earlier this week.

Advertised as from the creators of Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu and overloaded with the phrase Dude spoken in the goofiest voice. The Legends of Chima sees Laval, The Lion Prince and Cragger, The Crocodile King battle for the mystical power of Chi!

LEGOLAND Florida Legends of Chima update

LEGOLAND Florida’s YouTube Channel has a new video regarding the opening of their new Legends of Chima attraction!

Check out the video below which features some cool artists impressions of how the new attraction will look!

LEGO HH-87 Starhopper

75024 HH087 StarhopperNews and images of LEGO Star Wars 2013 sets are starting to filter through and the latest is this HH-87 Starhopper. The Starhopper was featured in the fouth season of The Clone Wars in an episode titled “Friends and Enemies”.

The episode featured Obi-Wan Kenobi disguised as Rako Hardeen. Working to solve a plot against Chancellor Palpatine, Obi-Wan breaks Moralo Eval out of prison to gain his trust only to encounter an old foe in Cad Bane!

Looking at the rather grainy image the minifigures look to include Obi-Wan in his Rako Hardeen disguise, a Nikto Guard and Cad Bane.

LEGO themed Wedding

Three weeks today I will be getting married! And whilst surfing the web for LEGO stories I found this article on the Huffington Post regarding a couple who incorporated LEGO into the theme of their wedding.

The introduction of LEGO pieces and minifigures is subtle and surprisingly tasteful. I did find the idea of a Admiral Ackbar pin hole mildly amusing as the immortal phrase of “It’s a trap!” rang out in my head!

Click on the link for more on the story…

 

Six year old boy chosen as LEGO Ambassador!

LegoA six year old boy who won a national drawing competition and has been chosen as a brand ambassador for the latest LEGO range!

Maddox Fitzsimmons won a LEGO Club Magazine competition to design a new character or vehicle  for the LEGO Chima World!

News Shopper has more details on the story…

Amazon’s LEGO Spring Sale!

amazon_co_uk-logoAlthough it still feels like Winter in certain parts of the UK, Amazon are having a Spring Sale on some LEGO items!

There are too many too list so why not click on the link and have a look for yourself! Below we have listed a few of the staff’s favourites!

 

LEGO Lord of The Rings
The Goblin King Battle (79010) was £79.99, now £50.00
The Mines of Moria (9473) was £69.99, now £52.99
The Battle of Helm’s Deep (9474) was £99.99, now £79.97

LEGO Marvel
Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866) was £19.99, now £13.40
Quinjet Aerial Battle (6869) was £69.99, now £39.99

LEGO Star Wars:
Jabba’s Palace (9516) was £119.99, now £89.99
Tie Fighter (9492) was £49.99, now £29.98
AT-RT (75002) was £19.99, now £14.98

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Kraang Lab Escape (79100) was £9.99, now £7.99
Shredder’s Dragon Bike (79101) was £24.99, now £19.99
Stealth Shell in Pursuit (79102) was £19.99, now £15.99
Turtle Lair Attack (79103) was £49.99, now £39.97

 

LEGO Yoda Build at Shopping centres across UK

LEGO YodaEaster holidays are nearly upon us and an exclusive few shopping centres up and down the country will provide kids the opportunity to take part in a life-size LEGO Yoda build!

Starting on Saturday 30th March, The Yoda Chronicles Tour will visit Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, then on to The Trafford Centre in Manchester on 6th April followed by Westfield’s Shepherd’s Bush on 13th April

Acting as a platform for The Yoda Chronicles, the tour will include a TV screening area for viewers to watch the latest LEGO Star Wars mini-movies and a large green screen where kids can do battle against a CGI LEGO General Grievous!

GrievousVisitors will also be able to help build a life-size LEGO model of Yoda and have the chance to get an exclusive photo taken with a Jedi Master lightsaber stood next to a LEGO Darth Vader and a LEGO Stormtrooper in the green screen area.

For more information visit www.lego.com/starwars

To watch the The Yoda Chronicles mini-movies click here

A message from Chris Miller and Phil Lord!

The LEGO MovieChris Miller and Phil Lord are the directors of the forthcoming The LEGO movie they have previously worked on films such as Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street.

And they have taken to YouTube to deliver a special message to the contestants in the ReBrick challenge!

The LEGO Movie stars Chris Pratt, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell and Elizabeth Banks.

LEGO Toys returning from Space expedition

LEGO in SpaceThis is an interesting tale…two years after leaving Earth, hundreds of LEGO toys will soon be returning after spending that time circling the planet as part of an educational partnership between LEGO and NASA.

Packed into an un-manned cargo spacecraft, called SpaceX’s Dragon, and scheduled to leave on Tuesday 26th March and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean!

Yahoo News has more on the story and a few interesting photos of the astronauts building the LEGO International Space Station… on board the International Space Station!

Superman: Man of Steel LEGO sets at Argos

76003Argos have made LEGO Super Heroes Superman Battle of Smallville (76003) and Metropolis Showdown (76002) available for order!

Battle of Smallville £39.99: Help Superman stop the Kryptonians from taking over the town! Includes the Black Zero Dropship with adjustable wings, a large rotating underside cannon, dual shooters, an opening cockpit, storage bays & weapon’s rack! and the Offloader with a cannon on a rotating base and dual flick missiles.

The 5 minifigures include Superman, Colonel Hardy, General Zod, Faora and Tor-An.

Metropolis Showdown £11.99: General Zod is wreaking havoc again, can you stop him from trapping Superman under the collapsing antenna tower by blocking it with the cool yellow car? Features an antenna tower with a catapult, collapse function and a yellow car with easy-to-grab handles.

The 2 minifigures include Superman and General Zod.