Pyke, the Greyjoy castle on the Iron Islands of Westeros, is definitely on the dreary side, but LEGO artist Anu Pehrson‘s take on Pyke is remarkably beautiful. The creation even won an award at BrickCon earlier this month.
Needless to say, if I had to choose between visiting GRRM’s or Anu’s version of Pyke, I definitely go with the latter. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]
LEGO builder Mordatre crafted this terrifyingly realistic life-size facehugger using Bionicle pieces. Quick, somebody make some space marines out of LEGO to deal with this thing. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the recording and release of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”, and the 48th anniversary of the film that was based on it. So it was the perfect time for LEGO to reveal their 550+ piece Yellow Submarine themed play set, complete with awesome minifigs of John, Paul, George and Ringo, as well as… y’know… that one thing. The thing. Whatever it’s called. It’s the culmination of a successful Lego Ideas project launched by Kevin Szeto last year.
Not only that, but they released a wonderfully-animated short to promote the set that’s just a joy to watch.
The set drops on November 1st, and will retail for $59.99. Check out some photos of the set along with the video below.
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The LEGO Death Star set #75159 has 4016 pieces. This stop-motion video by YouTuber and LEGO builder Bart van Dijk shows you where all of those pieces go, but he also took the time to inject fun scenes from the films during the build.
This may be my new meditation method. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]
Since its launch a year ago the DC Super Hero Girls brand – which consists of a YouTube series, a film, books, toys and all manner of other merch – has been hugely successful. Like most successful nerdy things, it’s about to get the LEGO treatment.
Come November 27th, American LEGO fans will be able to pick up these LEGO Friends sets featuring everyone’s favorite female heroes and villains including Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Batgirl (and not Bartgirl as I almost typed). A Super Hero High School playset is also planned, and additional sets that feature Wonder Woman, Bumblebee and Lashina drop in January when the range becomes available internationally.
Each set also comes with its own vehicles and accessories. Check out photos of the sets, along with US retail prices below. Huzzah! [click to continue…]
Over the years LEGO have released a lot of really cool robotics kits, ranging from simple programmable motors to more complex creations. One thing they haven’t done, however, is produce LEGO drones. Surprising, considering how popular and prolific drones have become over the last few years.
Thankfully, Flybrix have stepped in to fill the gap. These kits ship with instructions and all the LEGO bricks you need to knock out a working drone which can be remote-controlled via their iOS Android app. Not only that, but you can customize them with the LEGO bricks you already have. If you fancy slapping additional rotors to give it more lift, you can absolutely do that as well.
Flybrix kits can be purchased from their website – the basic kit costs $149, while the deluxe kit (which comes with its own dedicated remote control) is $189. See Flibrix in action below. [click to continue…]
Tegan and Sara’s Oscar-nominated tune Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie has been given a metal makeover by Norwegian musician Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios.
As you’ll see in the video below, the song includes all of the hallmarks of metal while retaining the original’s fun vibe. There are even smiles – which are especially unusual for the genre. [click to continue…]
LEGO fan chumuhou built this incredible replica of the ED-209 robot from Robocop. Apparently, he spend a great deal time ensuring that the robot had mobility in the legs but, thankfully, I’m guessing that the problem with stairs still hasn’t been worked out. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
The ARVO Brothers have been recreating elements from the Alien movies in LEGO as part of a book project for several years now. This spectacular chestburster is an improvement on a design they released back in 2007.
It wasn’t enough for them to simply recreate the sordid creature in LEGO bricks, was it? Oh no, they took it a step further, adding LEGO blood and LEGO viscera to the mix, resulting in this gruesome but impressive display. Take a closer look in the pic below. [click to continue…]
Star Wars LEGO fans are getting new sets for the Rogue One toy releases starting on September 30th.
If you want to stay 100% spoiler free, then you may not want to take a look at the pictures below, but where’s the fun in that? [click to continue…]