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