Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sets Revealed at German Toy Fair

The first pictures of new sets revealed at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg Germany are starting to surface. These images are from Brickset.

This is the box art for the new 70404 King's Castle set. In this new line of castle sets it turns out that blue and red will be the primary colors. Blue for the "good" guys and red for the "bad" guys.

And here we have the 76002 Superman Metropolis Showdown set. It is not a very exciting set. It is probably a scene from the upcoming movie. The new Superman minifig looks great!

Check out the Brickset photostream on Flickr for more!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Aesidisi Castle

This is Flickr user "Tastymuffins" castle entry for the Colossal Castle Contest on

It is a beautiful and realistic castle with various odd angles and shapes.

Also the surrounding paths, plants and trees look very nice.

Check it out on Flickr.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Lego Cuusoo Android

This Lego Cuusoo project is closing in on the finish line!

It is the Android figure from the Google Android operating system.

Currently the project has 9.279 votes. So head over to Cuusoo if you like this project and support it.

Haldur's Crypt

Haldur's Crypt is a new creation by  Flickr user "- Derfel Cadarn -" for his Dark Isle Saga.

This crypt has a really creepy feeling about it. The crypt and the surrounding trees, plant and walls have a perfect worn look about them.

Check out more on Flickr, and read the story behind the crypt there as well.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Tall Tower

This is a beautiful tower designed and built by Flickr user "RedCoKid".

The shape and exterior design is very original and detailed. The tower comes apart in seven modules, probably for easy transportation.

And the tower has two working elevators as well!

Check out more on Flickr.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Lego Sets 2013 at London Toy Fair

The following sets have been spotted on the Toy Fair in London. All these sets will be released this year, actual dates will vary. Special thanks to Brickset and FBTB for the lists.

31012, Family House
31011, Aviation Adventures
31010, Treehouse

42001, Mini Off-Roader
42005, Monster Truck
42008, Service Truck
42009, Mobile Crane Mk II

Legends of Chima
70107, Skunk Attack
70108, Royal Roost
70109, Whirling Vines
70009, Worriz' Combat Lair
70007, Eglor’s Twin Bike
70008, Gorzan's Jungle Striker
70010, the Lion Chi Temple
70110, Tower Target
70111, Swamp Jump, containing Furty
70112, Croc Jump, containing Crug

60011, Surfer Rescue
60012, 4 x 4 and diving boat
60013, Coast Guard Helicopter
60015, Coast Guard Plane
60014, Coast Guard Patrol
60019, Stunt Plane
60020, Cargo Truck
60021, Cargo Heliplane
60022, Cargo Terminal

70400 Forest ambush
70401 Horse carriage getaway
70402 Gatehouse raid
70403 Dragon peak
70404 King's castle

Galaxy Squad
70706, Crater Creeper
70707, CLS-89 Eradicator Mech
70708, Hive Crawler
70709, Galactic Titan

Super Heroes
76002, Metropolis Showdown
76003, Superman battle of smallville
76006, Ironman Extremist battle
79007, Ironman Mabul Mansion Attact
76008, No set name, includes a minifig called Ironman Heartbreaker
76009, No set name, includes Superman and Lois Lane

Lord of the Rings
79005, The Wizard Battle
79006, The Council of Elrond
79007, Battle at the Black Gate
79008, Pirate Ship Ambush

Star Wars
75015, Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
75016, Homing Spider Droid
75017, Yoda vs Dooku playset
75018, Jek 14’s Stealth Starfighter
75019, AT-TE
75020, Jabba’s Sail Barge
75021, Republic Gunship
75022, Mandalorian Speeder
75023, Advent Calendar

41009, Andrea’s Bedroom
41010, Olivia’s Beach Buggy
41013, Emma’s Sports Car
41006, Downtown Bakery
41005, Heartlake High
41015, Dolphin Cruiser

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

Check out more detailed descriptions on Brickset and FBTB.

Updated Super Heroes info from Brick Fanatics.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Toy Train

Some creations are truly brilliant. As is this Moc by Flickr user "mijasper".

Look closely and you will find that the creator has used some relatively new parts in a genius way.

The wheels of the miniature train are the new roller skates that appeared in the new series 9 minifigures. And then there is the middle wagon, it is built with the mouth form "Steve" figure in the Minecraft Cuusoo set.

Check it out on Flickr.

Tyr Viking

Here we have yet another great ship by Dutch ship builder Konajra.

This is the Tyr Viking, a sister ship to the Fairplay-33.
The ship is fitted with a working lifting system to lift buoys and anchors, check that out on Youtube.
Also the bridge and deck are full of beautiful details.

Check out more on Flickr!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Star Wars: The Old and the New!

Today on "Star Wars: The Old and the New!" I will show you all the different A-wing sets.

In 2000 Lego released the first A-wing, set number 7134. The Star Wars sets from that time are all very brickish looking. There are very few curves.

This set came with two minifigs, a pilot and mechanic. This set consists of 125 pieces.

Check out more on Brickset.

In 2006 the second A-wing was released, set number 6207. This set is quit similar to the old one.

It also has two minifigs, but the piece count is a bit higher. This set contains 194 pieces.

This set features a lot more detail and looks a lot more like the A-wing from the movie.

Check out more on Brickset.

The third A-wing Lego released in 2009 is part of a much bigger play set. 

The Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser set number 7754.

This set was a limited edition exclusive for Toy's R Us. On the A-wing the red is replaced for dark green.

This set contains 6 minifigs and 789 pieces.

Check it out on Brickset.

And here we have the most recent A-wing set. The 75003 released in 2013.

This set contains three minifigs and 177 pieces.

It also features the finger fired missiles on both sides. The old pilot helmet is replaced by a new, more movie accurate, helmet without visor.

Check it out on Brickset.

Hope you enjoyed this review of the A-wing sets. I will try to get a new "Star Wars: The Old and the New!" out soon!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Lord of the Rings Micro Moc's

Here we have a Micro build of Minas Tirith, a mountainside city from LOTR.

This moc was created by Flickr user "diegoboy".

There are many details in this moc. Even the curve of the city worked out great.

Check it out on Flickr.

And here we have another great micro moc from the LOTR.

This is Helm's Deep, an ancient fortress. This moc was created by Flickr user "George G".

It is very nice to see little details like the hole in the wall on the left. And the entrance on the right.

Check it out on Flickr.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Jabba's Palace!

This is an awesome Lego build of Jabba the Hutt's famous palace.

This Palace in the Dune Sea was created by Flickr user "Ar Sparfel".

It takes you right back to the first movie where C-3PO and R2-D2 knock on his front door!

It is obviously based on the recently released Jabba's Palace sets 9516, Jabba's Palace, and the 75005, Racnor Pit.

Jabba is surrounded by all his bounty hunters, dancers and various other beings from all over the galaxy.

The only thing missing is the Racnor. The creator was probably not able to get his hands one that set just yet.

Check it out on Flickr.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

More great news today!

Lego and Marvel have announced a new Lego game. The name is quite simply: Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

The game features over 100 characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus.

The game is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2013.

We hope for a new exclusive minifig to go with the release.

Check out more info on and!

10.000 votes for the Exo Suit!

A new project has reached 10.000 votes on Cuusoo!

This is the Exo Suit project by "Peter Reid".

Exo Suits are very popular among Afols. However they tend to be very flimsy. This might be an issue when the project undergoes the review by Lego.

But we hope this will make it to a set.

Check it out on Cuusoo.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Lego Mindstorms 2013

Great news on the future of Mindstorms.

Lego will release a new Mindstorms set in 2013!

Among many great new features are, smartphone controls and an SD expansion slot.

Check out the press release on Engadget.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Micro Farm

Micro builds are always very challenging. To achieve details on the micro scale is a difficult thing.

Flickr user "True Dimensions" has done a great job with this micro farm. The details are all over the place and also a great sense of humor was incorporated in this moc.

See more on Flickr.