Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Collectable Minifig Series 10


An image of the upcoming 10th minifig series has surfaced on the web. In the top right corner you can see one of the 5000 gold minifigs Lego will randomly distribute around the world.

Here are the new names and some of their accessories:


Sea Captain, with seagul and binocular
Sad Clown
Librarian, with book and cup
Grandpa, with newspaper and cup
Bumblebee Girl, with wings and honeypot
Roman Commander, with cape and sword
Warrior Woman, with shield and spear
Decorator, with paintroller
Tomahawk Warrior, with axe
Trendsetter (hipster) with phone and chiwawa
Baseball Fielder, with glove
Revolution Soldier, with long rifle
Motorcycle Mechanic, with tool
Medusa
Skydiver, with helmet and backpack (parachute)
Paintball Player, with paintball gun and helmet

And of course the Golden Minifig which looks like a gentleman in a suit with a top hat.

Friday, 22 February 2013

City Street

This is a great piece of city building by Flickr user "DarthNick".

A new standard for modular building was used in this moc to make all the buildings and streets fit together nicely.

Also there is Hawkeye chasing Loki on the rooftops.

Check out more on Flickr.

Friday, 15 February 2013

New Star Wars X-Wing UCS

This is the new X-Wing model. Like the UCS sets before it it is scaled a bit larger than the regular minifig sized sets.

It is Luke Skywalker's Red Five X-Wing form the movies. The only thing that is not scaled up is the R2-D2. But compared to the minifigs the droids are a bit over sized anyway.

This is the official description:


Build the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter!
Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter ever produced. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin™. Recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star! With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2.
• Includes R2-D2 atromech droid
• Features highly authentic detailing, and opening wings and cockpit
• Includes 1558 pieces
• Measures over 10" (26cm) high, 20" (52cm) long and 18" (46cm) wide
• Includes display stand and data sheet label!

Check out more images at HothBricks.com, they were the first to report this set, thanks!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Avenue Saint-Jacques

Paris is a city filled with beautiful architecture, Flickr user "Snaillad" has captured that very nicely in this moc. The exterior is beautiful and the streets are filled with details like the subway entrance. Also there is a very detailed interior and, unlike most buildings where the floors come apart, this building opens up along a vertical side of the building.

Check it out on Flickr!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Lord of the Rings 2013 sets

Finally we have official images of the new Lord of the Rings sets to be released in June 2013.

The first is the 79005 The Wizard Battle set. It is a small set featuring Gandalf and Saruman fighting in the chamber where the eye of Sauron sits on a pedestal.














The 79006 The Council of Elrond is the second set. This set comes with four minifigures. Elrond, Arwen, Frodo and Gimli. Both Frodo and Gimli are the same minifigures as we had before.

This set shows the part of movie where Gimli tries to destroy the ring with his ax but is thrown backwards in his attempt.

Also this set comes with a piece of the elven city Rivendel, a small archway and the council area. There are two notable new pieces in this set, the dark orange leaves and the half arches in light bluish grey.

The 79007 Battle at the Black Gate is the third set in the line. It depicts the final battle at the Black Gate of Mordor.

In this set we get five minifigures, Aragorn (new King outfit), Gandalf The White, Mouth of Sauron and two Mordor Orcs. There is also an Eagle, which is kind of disappointing actually it is not very detailed.

And of course there is the gate itself. It is not as big as the one in the movie but is has a close resemblance and should be fun to play with.

And finally the fourth set is the 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush. This scene takes part when Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas arrive at the battle for Minas Tirith accompanied by the Army of the Dead.

This set comes with nine minifigures, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, King of the Dead, two dead soldiers, pirate captain, and two orcs.

And of course there is the ship, which actually turned out pretty nice. A fun fact is that the pirate captain is actually played by Peter Jackson himself in the movie.

This is probably it for Lord of the Rings in 2013, but The Hobbit sets have already been announced for December 2013. We are looking forward to it!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Harry on the swings

With the ending of the Harry Potter franchise the moc's have also dried up a little.

Yet here is a moc of Harry on the swings before he and Dudley get attacked by Dementors.

The swings are built very nicely and also the use of Duplo fences works very well.

This moc was created by Flickr user "Lego Junkie".

Check it out on Flickr.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Cuusoo News!

Two projects have reached 10.000 votes on Cuusoo!

The first is the Android figure from the Google operating system.

The figure has a movable head, arms and antennae.

Check it out on Cuusoo.


The second project is another Zelda project.

This project differs from the previous Zelda project on its simplicity.

There is only one minifig in this project, Link, to reduce the amount of new molds that would need to be made.

Check it out on Cuusoo.




New Iron Man 3 sets!

Finally the new Iron Man 3 sets have surfaced on the web!

The first is the 76006 Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle.

This sets includes 3 minifigures, Iron Man, War Machine and a villain.

The play feature of this set is a boat in which the villain tries to escape or attack the heroes.







The second set 76007 Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack is just like we have seen in the trailer. The Mandarin attacks Tony Starks home.

This set includes 5 minifigures, the first looks like a Tony without his Iron Man suit, Pepper Potts, the Mandarin, the helicopter pilot, and Iron Man.

This is a fun set because you get a helicopter and a piece of the Stark mansion.





The 76008 Iron Man vs The Mandarin Ultimate Showdown is the smallest set.

It comes with 2 minifigures, Iron Man and The Mandarin.

The Mandarin has a little attack vehicle that he uses to fight Iron Man

So these are the new Iron Man 3 sets. They are planned to hit the shelves on May 15.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

ATV trail

This is a beautiful slice of modern landscaping. This is an ATV trail built by Flickr user "cyndi.bourne".
The different shades of green, trees, dirt trail, rocky hill and the stream make this a very realistic scene.

Check out more on Flickr.