Monday, 31 December 2012

50's Gas Station

This is a awesome little gas station by Flickr user "lichtblau".

Lichtblau has created a vintage gas station from the 50's. A cool weathered tow truck makes the scene complete. Does it remind you of a certain famous tow truck?

Check out more on Flickr!

Friday, 28 December 2012

New 2013 Lego Modular, 10232 Palace Cinema

Finally it is here! The new modular, Palace Cinema.

The rumors were true, it is a cinema. This image was found on the Lego website. The official announcement is expected soon and the set will probably hit the shelves somewhere around March.

One of the cool things about this set is the dark red baseplate. It is either a 32 x 32 or two 16 x 32's.

As of this set all new modular buildings will be part of the Creator Expert theme.

Aughnanure Castle

A beautiful castle today. Constructed by "Mark of Falworth".

The castle is based on a real castle in Ireland. The real castle does not sit on a coastline or river.

The water is created beautifully, the round 1x1's are simply deposited around the castle. The use of different colors makes it very realistic.

Check it out on Flickr.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas in London

Christmas is almost here and loads of beautiful Christmas creations are here already!

This is a scene from London in the 1890's. A very cool creation by Flickr user "G∆be Umland".

The creator has done a great job here. The lampposts are decorated with beautiful bows and there is even a small choir singing in the streets!

The inside of the building is very detailed and fun to check out.

See more on Flickr!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Cuusoo Summer Review Results!

Finally the Lego Cuusoo team has released the results of the summer review!

It is great to hear that the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine has made it trough the review. The final model is expected to become available mid 2013.

Unfortunately the rest of the projects have not passed the review.

Here is why:

Eve Online ships
The business case was considered to challenging.

Modular Western Town
Is conflicting with an ongoing project at Lego. (the don't say which project but we can assume it is the new Lone Rangers Theme).

The Legend of Zelda
Too many new molds would have to be made for this theme. This would require an investment that is not within the boundaries of a Cuusoo product. They do note that when a project does note pass the review it does not mean there could not be similar projects in the future.

Check out the review video on Cuusoo!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Designer video's

Two new Designer videos have been released this week.

The designers of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja theme give some background information on the development of this new theme.

Enjoy!



Sunday, 9 December 2012

Lego The Lone Ranger 2013


Lego has announced the arrival of the new Lone Ranger theme. This new theme, based on the movie starring Johnny Depp, will be coming in April 2013!

With the release of this new theme Johnny Depp will become part of the select group of actors who have a minifig in more than one theme.

Already in this group are:
Warwick Davis as Griphook, Professor Filius Flitwick (Harry Potter), Wicket and Wald (Star Wars)
Harrison Ford as Han Solo (Star Wars) and Indiana Jones.
Orlando Bloom as Will Turner (POTC) and Legolas (LOTR)
Ian McKellen as Gandalf (LOTR) and Magneto (X-Men)
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool (X-men) and Hal Jordan (Green Lantern)
Did I miss any?

Helena Bonham Carter also has a role in The Lone Ranger. It is possible her character makes it to one of new sets in this theme. She is will then also become part of this list since she portrayed Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films.

Check out the Lego page for The Lone Ranger!

Shoutcliff Castle

A beautiful Classic Castle by Flickr user "Atahlus".

This castle was created for a Castle Contest. It has some cool little details like the windows and the Tudor side building.

Check it out on Flickr

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Beautiful Castle diorama!

This is a beautiful Castle Diorama created by Flickr user "OliveSeon".

It is a diorama of a sea or riverside castle. A great church, pretty village, impressive walls and a beautiful ship all make this a very impressive creation. It is filled with tones of awesome details, like two caught sharks hanging form wooden poles.

Also there are some very funny jokes hidden in this creation, can you spot them all?

Check it out on Flickr!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Minifig series 9!

Finally the Collectible Minifigures series 9 has been revealed!

This is a group image of all of them. They have got the following names:

Alien Trooper (Alien Avenger)
Chicken Suit Guy
Maid Marion (Forest Maiden)
Heroic Knight
Cyclops
Mermaid
Fortune Teller
Dr. Splitz (Mr Good and Evil)
Roller Derby Girl
Judge
Battle Mech
Caesar (Roman Emperor)
Downtown Cop (Policeman)
Plumber
Waiter
Hollywood Starlet

We are looking forward to seeing them in stores!

Check them out on Lego.com

Friday, 30 November 2012

Cuusoo news!

The Space Marines Cuusoo project has reached 10.000 votes!

This proposed theme is based on one of the Collectible Minifigures.

The project now enters the review stage together with the Purdue Pete project that also reached the required amount of votes recently.

Do not expect news on this review in the near future because there are still seven projects in review that we have heard nothing about.

Check it out on Cuusoo!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

A day at the Mill

A day at the Mill in medieval times!

This watermill was created by Flickr user "CaptainFlint".

There are some cool details in the MOC. The "rod" trees for example, this is a neat way to incorporate trees in to the MOC without them being to massive.

Check it out on Flickr.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Brickwatch.net

Ever wonder on which of the many web shops your desired Lego set is cheapest but you simply do not have the time to check all of them?

Here is your answer!

Brickwatch.net is a new Lego pricewatch website that lets you find the lowest prices. When registered to the site you can even be notified of sudden price drops by email.

The site is currently under construction and features only European web shops.

Checkt it out on Brickwatch.net and maybe you will find the deal you were looking for!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

One of the great stories by the Brothers Grimm, The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

This story is brought to Lego life by Flickr user "TheBrickAvenger".

The scene is instantly recognizable, with all the rats following the Piper. The buildings and the gate look very nice and make this a beautiful scene.

Check it out on Flickr.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Galaxy Squad 2013

A new theme has hit the shelves already!

Galaxy Squad!

It looks like the Galaxy Squad soldiers are fighting some weird looking insects. Cool spacecraft and machines will be used in this fight for survival.

Great news for space fans!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Fairplay-33

Again the Dutch Master of Lego Ship Building has created a beautiful ship.

The Fairplay-33 is a tow vessel of the company Fairplay Towage.

Konajra's great skills in building decks and hulls is again shown in this moc.

No less than 20.000 bricks were used in the construction of this awesome vessel.

Check it out on Flickr!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Medieval Layout Asca Duin

Again "Zcerberus" has created a beautiful moc!

This time it is a layout of medieval times. Beneath the rock face there is an underground area. Also you might recognize the green dome of the church, a very creative use of that part!

As always the details look great and beautiful.

Check out more on Flickr!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Re election Barack Obama

Yesterday President Barack Obama was re elected as President of the United States of America.

We congratulate him and hope he will guide the USA to a brighter future.

Obama Mosaic by Flickr user "dibdobdesign". Check it out on Flickr.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Yume Village

This is an Asian style village created by Flickr user "6kyubi6".

The village has a classic Asian look and is very detailed. The roofs of the buildings are beautiful and look very realistic. Also the grounds around the buildings are decorated very nicely.

Check it out on Flickr.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2013

Lego has announced the arrival of a TMNT theme in 2013.

Here are three of the sets that will be launched in 2013. The sets are based on the new tv-series by Nickelodeon. The minifigs look great but the sets look a bit strange, guess they don't if you are fan of the series.

Just like the LOTR sets you probably need to purchase most of the sets to get all the minifigs.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Rialto Bridge, Venice

This is the Rialto Bridge from Venice. It is one of the many tourist attractions Venice has to offer. The bridge is one of the biggest in Venice and it has shops on the bridge, this because there is very little space in the crowded city center of ancient Venice.

This MOC was created by Flickr user "anupehr". The creator has done a great job of capturing the classic look of Venice. Also the surrounding buildings are built very nicely and detailed.

Check out more on Flickr.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

New sets 2013

Several new sets have shown up on the internet in the past weeks. Here is an overview of what is to come in 2013!






The new Chima theme, to replace Ninjago. It seems that the theme and its sets resemble animals. It looks just as playable as the Ninjage theme. Also the minifigs look like animals. This should make the animal loving Afols very happy.










The Super Heroes theme continues in 2013 and these are some of the new sets. Several new heroes and villains make their appearance, like Aquaman. Also there is a Tumbler in the Batman set. It is expected that there will be several Avengers and/or Ironman 3 sets released in 2013.









Star Wars is still going strong in 2013. A new A-Wing set will be released, this is the fourth A-wing to date. The Rancor Pitt expansion to Jabba's Palace looks great and makes a fun addition. Besides several Clone Wars sets there is also a new Old Republic set.










Also in the Star Wars theme the Planets Series is expanded. Series 3 and 4 will be released in 2013. This time one of the sets is an asteroid belt instead of a planet. And there is also a droid instead of a minifig.

These are some of the sets that will be released in 2013. Of course there will be new sets in other themes as well.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

City in a Brick

It looks like any other Brick built from bricks but Flickr user "tikitikitembo" has been very creative on the inside of this brick.








The brick opens up and reveals a micro city. Very creative and the micro city is very detailed!

Check it out on Flickr!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Designer video: An Unexpected Gathering

Senior designer "Bjarke Lykke Madsen" presents the "79003 An Unexpected Gathering" set!

More video's on the Lego Channel.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Star Wars Chess

Playing chess becomes a lot more fun when both Lego and Star Wars are involved.

Flickr user "Bricplace custom" has created a beautiful Star Wars chess set. Like in the movies the Rebels stand against the empire.

The micro sets and minifigs take chess to the Star Wars universe. This particular battle takes place on Hoth during The Empire Strikes Back.

Check it out on Flickr.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Venice, Florida

Venice Florida must be a beautiful town. It inspired Flickr user "Mark of Falworth" to create this gorgeous piece city on the shore.

The palm trees are built very creatively with some upside down leaves. Also the beach and sea look very realistic because of the use of different colors.

Check it out on Flickr and MocPages.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Huge train station layout!

This is the completed layout of Maciej Drwięga's train station project.

The whole layout looks very realistic, all the buildings have a weathered look and train tracks are beautifully decorated with ballast.

There are plenty of details to keep you interested for a while.

Check out detailed photos and descriptions on Flickr.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Dalheim Medieval Diorama

Here we have a beautiful medieval diorama, created by Flickr user "shutnic".

The creator has built the landscape very nicely. The back of the diorama is raised to make it more visible and appealing.

Some creative building techniques were used to construct the buildings and scenery.
Look closely and you might find some collectible minifigures!

Check it out on Flickr!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

NetherbrickMan

Especially for Netherbrick Erik, from Erik van der Hoek Drawings, has created a NetherbrickMan.

Since the name of the blog is based on the first part of "Netherlands" the NetherbrickMan is carrying the flag of the Netherlands and is sporting a windmill shaped hat!

Erik has created loads of other fun drawings so please visit his Facebook page to see more!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Victorian Home

This is a Victorian home built to resemble the recently released Haunted Mansion.

Flickr user "steelwoolghandi" has done a great job of capturing the classic Victorian look.

Like the Haunted original the building opens up through the middle. This makes access to the interior very easy.

Check it out on Flickr.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Surfin' USA

A very creative moc by Mocpages user "LWC guy".

Surfing on the USA flag is a really creative way to visualize the classic song.

The stars part of the flag looks great!

Check it out on Mocpages.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hobbiton - A long expected Party

We have been waiting for Moc's like this!

Very big and filled with fun details, this is Hobbiton built by Flickr user "Legopard".

On the left there is Gandalf arriving in Hobbiton, just crossing the bridge. In the center is the field where Bilbo's birthday party is held. And finally on the right are the Hobbit holes. The one on the top is Bilbo's, and it has an interior!

Check it out on Flickr!

Monday, 10 September 2012

A piece of Chicago

Chicago is a perfect place for some urban inspiration. Flickr user "Dark-Alamez" got inspired and created this beautiful piece of Chicago.

The streets are filled with details and creative building techniques.

The above ground part of the subway is built from 9volt train tracks and the train riding it is powered by a 9volt motor!

Check it out on Flickr.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Cuusoo update!

Recently the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover has reached 10.000 votes!

This means the project will be in review by Lego along with all the other projects that have reached 10.000 votes before September 3rd.

So the projects in review now are: Curiosity, UCS Sandcrawler and Thinking with Portals.

Expect to see the projects that made it through the summer review to be announced soon!

Check it all out on Cuusoo!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Pirates sail in style

Pirates dream of having a ship like this one. Because every pirate needs to sail in style.

This pirate ship was created by Flickr user "Frank Komljenovic".

The ship is very detailed and looks like it will be on sale as a regular Lego set.

Check out more on Flickr.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Citroen 2CV

The Citroen 2CV is a true old-timer. It was the favorite ride for a lot of people in the working class for a great part of the previous century.

This 2CV was created by Flickr user "Mad physicist".

The creator did a great job of making the details stand out and be recognizable.

Check it out on Flickr.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Workshop

Flickr user "ZCerberus" has created this beautiful workshop.

It features the Technic Brick wall building technique. The short Technic beams are all connected to form the grey walls.

This is a very entertaining scene, all the working minifigures and the beautiful building, a great moc.

Check it out on Flickr.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Rivendell

It has been on the internet for a while but it is still worth posting.

This is a beautiful moc of Rivendell, created by Flickr and Brickshelf user "Blake's Baericks".

It looks very much like Rivendell from the movies. You will find several scenes of the movie in this creation.

The buildings and all the surrounding cliffs and trees are all constructed very nicely.

Check it out on Flickr and Brickshelf.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Colonial Outpost

This is a beautiful Colonial Outpost built by Flickr user "The Brick Time Team".

It is an outpost on a island and rock formation. The whole scene is constructed beautifully. There is a lot to see and the outpost it self has a perfect weathered look.

The sea consists of loose single round bricks, this creates a very realistic water effect. Also the use of different colors in the sea make it look even more realistic.
Check it out on Flickr.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Mountainside Meadow

This is a beautiful piece of landscaping by Flickr user "Mark of Falworth".

Built for a Lego landscaping contest, detailed landscapes like this are very rare. Most people focus on buildings and popular themes.

Look closely and you will see one lonely adventurer.

The trees and rock formations are really beautiful and extremely detailed.

Check out more on Flickr!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The dragon and the hobbit

The upcoming Hobbit movie makes us curious about what the dragon Smaug will look like. Well the Lego Smaug might just look something like this.

Flickr user "Fat Tony 1138" has done a great job of creating this dragon of myth and its treasure.

Check it out on Flickr.

For a Lego building contest Flickr user "soccersnyderi" has built the top of Mount Doom and the inside where Frode must destroy the One Ring.

This is one of the most memorable scenes of the movie and the creator has done a great job of making it instantly recognizable.

Check out more on Flickr.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Star Wars Relativity

Everything is relative, and this Star Wars moc by Flickr user "Paul Vermeesch" is a perfect example.

Escher, the original artist of this concept, would be proud.

All the different locations are instantly recognizable for the Star Wars fans, and are all very accurate.

Check it out on Flickr.

Monday, 13 August 2012

10.000 votes for Sandcrawler!

The UCS Sandcrawler project on Cuusoo has reached 10.000 votes!

This is great news for the projects initiator "mb_bricks".

We will have to wait until the next Cuusoo review period in September to see if this project will be considered.

Check it out on Cuusoo!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

80 years of Lego

We congratulate Lego on its 80th birthday and hope the will keep bringing smiles on our faces as we build ever higher with the Lego bricks!

Here is a video of the history behind the worlds most favorite construction toy.




Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Life Below

In a post apocalyptic world we might be forced to live underground just like this moc by Flickr user "-Pendragon-".

The different layers of soil are nicely visible and realistic. The caves look very natural and the man made homes are fitted in real nice.

"-Pendragon-" is proving to be an expert on post apocalyptic Lego building. Check out more on Flickr!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Modular Hairstyles!

This modular creation, by Flickr user "Myko-", is a joy to the eye. The amount of details is awesome.

The ground floor is a hair salon and the floors above are terraced apartments. The new "Brick" brick is put to great use on the apartments. All the different colors of the plants in the terrace gardens are really beautiful.

Check it out on Flickr.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Hannibal crossing the Alps

This moc by flickr user "rhakam91" show us a great piece of history.

The is a diorama of Hannibal crossing the Alps on his quest to conquer ancient Rome.

Over fifteen of the Roman collectible minifigures were used to create this moc. The rocks, cliffs and the bridge are very detailed and well constructed.

Check it out on Flickr.