Archive for August 2013

Yoda Chronicles: Menace of The Sith trailer debuts

The Yoda ChroniclesLEGO Star Wars special, The Yoda Chronicles returns with a brand new episode, The Menace of The Sith featuring Jek-14 as the Force sensitive Clone created by Count Dooku!

 

 

 

Pegg & Frost LEGO portraits

To celebrate the Official Edgar Wright Art Show at Gallery 1988, Brandon Griffith has created six LEGO portraits based on Simon Peggs and Nick Frosts characters from Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End.

The show runs until 7th September 2013.

They look pretty cool, just a shame LEGO didn’t see fit to make the Shaun of The Dead CUUSOO project from a couple of years ago into an official set!

Netflix adds LEGO titles to Kids section

NetflixNetflix - the on-demand Internet streaming service, has added a number of LEGO titles to it’s list of available titles.

LEGO Friends, LEGO Hero Factory, LEGO Atlantis, LEGO Bionicle, LEGO Bionicle 2 and LEGO Ninjago: Season 1 are now live and available to view while LEGO Ninjago: Season 2 will be available on 27th October 2013.

 

LEGO Simpsons sets due February 2014

SimpsonsThe Simpsons LEGO will debut in February 2014 and already news of sets is starting to filter through:

Bart’s Skate Trick featuring Bart and Millhouse minifigures
Homer at Control Panel featuring Homer, Mr. Burns and Smithers minifigures
Lisa’s Sax Performance featuring Lisa, Marge, Sherri and Terri minifigures
Simpson’s House featuring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Grampa, Flanders and Santa’s Little Helper minifigures.

Added to that! The current format of minifigures is going on hiatus until approximately August of next year. The next series of minifigures will be based on minifigures from the forthcoming LEGO movie and the series after that will be a Simpsons based minifigures line which sounds extremely exciting! The prospect of Krusty the Clown, Sideshow Bob, Apu, Otto, Comic Book Guy, Nelson, Dr. Hibbert, Chief Wiggum is intriguing – the list of characters is endless!

The Robots are coming!

LEGO Mindstorms is available to purchase from 1st September and here is a cool promotional video to accompany the release featuring “world class electric boogie dancers turning into real life robots!”.

Retailing at £299.99 you can pre-order LEGO Mindstorms click here

Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology we’ve ever developed, unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface. Grab the enclosed remote control and take on challenging ready-made missions or download the free app and command your robot using your smart device. Want to share your own creations and be inspired by others? Logon to LEGO.com/mindstorms to access loads of cool content and interact with a huge online community of other LEGO MINDSTORMS fans. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot revolution has begun!

• At the heart of the product is the Intelligent EV3 Brick with powerful ARM9 processor, USB port for WiFi and Internet connectivity, Micro SD card reader, back-lit buttons and 4 motor ports
• Includes 3 interactive servo motors, remote control, improved and redesigned color sensor, redesigned touch sensor, infrared sensor and 550+ LEGO® Technic elements
• Control your robot via the infrared sensor system
• Intuitive software (PC and Mac) with icon-based drag-and-drop programming interface
• Control and command your robot with the enclosed remote control or download the free app for your smart device
• Includes 550+ LEGO® Technic elements – everything you need to create amazing robots!
• Building instructions for 5 robots included. Download bonus building instructions developed by real fans and endorsed by LEGO at LEGO.com/mindstorms
• Take on challenging ready-made missions
• Share your creations with a huge online community at LEGO.com/mindstorms
• Check out the cool black, red and white design
• Batteries not included
• If you can think it, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 lets you create it
• SPIK3R (incl. legs) measures over 16″ (41cm) high, 14″ (38cm) long and 15″ (40cm) wide
• EV3RSTORM measures over 16″ (41cm) high, 7″ (19cm) long and 8″ (21cm) wide
• R3PTAR measures over 13″ (35cm) high, 31″ (81cm) long and 3″ (8cm) wide
• GRIPP3R measures over 11″ (30cm) high, 9″ (24cm) long and 7″ (18cm) wide
• TRACK3R measures over 3″ (9cm) high, 10″ (27cm) long and 8″ (21cm) wide

A round-up of LEGO Minions from around the web!

Evan Bacon, a 15 year old LEGO artist built a 24,000 brick LEGO Minion live during the Rooster Teeth convention in Texas.

Evan is not the first to have a go at building everyones favourite character from the Dispicable Me series, there are also a couple of CUUSOO projects click here and here to show your support in the meantime heres a look at a few others!

LEGO honour boy’s charity work

10 year-old Jack Covill-Lowndes from Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, has been imortalised in 35,000 LEGO bricks after his family entered him in to a competition run by LEGOLAND to find a true life hero.

The Magdalen School pupil has raised thousands of pounds for charity since his mother Steph lost her fight with cancer in 2006. Jack’s aunt and guardian entered him in the Chat Magazine competition and after beating thousands of other nominees was today name LEGO City Hero!

The 4ft 6 inch statute will be displayed at LEGOLAND Windsor until September before being given to Jack to keep.

LEGO 3D artwork on the streets of Hamburg

Artist Leon Keer takes to the streets of Hamburg to showcase his talent with some cool LEGO art featuring TMNT, DC Super Heroes & Marvel Super Heroes!

World Record LEGO tower built in Delaware

LEGO TowerStanding at a breathtaking 112 feet and 11 ¾inches, this 500,000 brick LEGO tower is the largest ever assembled!

In a bid to educate their pupils, teachers from Red Clay School District designed the skyscraper of a structure which was built over “20 build days” between March and June of this year.

With the average cost of a LEGO brick around £0.10 the cost of sourcing the 500,000 bricks needed would have been extremely expensive so pupils were asked to donate un-wanted LEGO bricks with the rest of the bricks paid for through various fundraisers and donations.

To meet with the rules placed by the Guiness Book of Records, no adhesives were used in the assembly!

LEGO Retro Gaming Mosaic

A whopping fifteen 38 x 38cm baseplates with an even more impressive 10,511 1 x 1 coloured plates were used to make up this incredible tribute mosaic to classic Nintendo and Sega video games!

Can you name them all?

The one of a kind piece is available to buy for £3,000.00 from the creator’s Etsy account