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Got a Light? A question we've all been asked by those who always seem to be just a little shiftier than ourselves. Flickr's Dennis Glaasker, aka Brickonwheels, does have a light though. In fact he's got fifty-two of them!

Holy Hot Wheels Batman! Can I take it for a ride? A mean lookin' Batmobile by Lucas with reference to the Arkham Knight series.

Double VIP points at shop.LEGO.com Double VIP points are now available at shop.LEGO.com. This promotion will run until the 31st of October and is applicable around the world, with the exception of South Korea where the promotion begins on the 22nd of October. Furthermore, 5005359 Minifigure Collector Frame is available with any purchase exceeding £55, $75 or €55.

Glamour is Back We like this building a lot but don't have much to say about it. More pics are on Brickshelf, which is, in fact, still a thing. Do check out the inspiration as well, the resemblance is well done. twee affect is a blag about legos that is not affiliated with The LEGO Company nor its subsidiary "Big LEGO." All times GMT.

Chemical Plant Gets 10,000 Votes Last week we got the second project submission in the third review stage for 2018 - Chemical Plant by Ymarilego. It looks like an excellent submission, and is certainly unique in comparison with other submissions of late. Should this get through the approval process, it will be a very unique addition to any city scene.

LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame Promotion Now Live Home Shopping LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame Promotion Now Live The promotion for the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame is now live on. From now until October 31, you can get it for free with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last, online and in stores.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 14, 2018 Catch up on the LEGO news of the week with our Weekly Brick Report.

Random set of the day: Ultra-Light LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Ultra-Light.

Reverse engineering the LEGO Forma shark with a brick-built "skin" Kinetic sculpture builder Jason Allemann has reverse engineered the design of LEGO Forma shark, modified the swimming motion mechanism, and created a brick-built shark "skin"!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown Amazon Sale LEGO news has been fairly slow the past few days but there deals on LEGO sets hasn’t been so here’s another one that is worth taking a look at which is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Infinity War Sanctorum Showdown.

Rotten Pumpkin I know this by the subtle clues that have been left for me, like falling leaves, Halloween stuff in every store, and pumpkin spice everything at every turn. While I'll happily pass on pumpkin spice marshmallows thank you very much, I do have to say I dig this imaginative and whimsical biplane from builder Markus "madstopper78" Ronge.

5005254 Harry Potter Minifigure Collection arriving at Barnes & Noble 5005254 Harry Potter Minifigure Collection has started to appear at Barnes and Noble stores in the US, costing $7.99. Availability is reportedly inconsistent at the moment so please let us know whether you find them in your local area in the comments.

Put an LS in it The internet's answer to literally any engine-related question, 'Put an LS in it' seems to be the default setting for most YouTube commenters, and - although it pains us to say it - not without good reason.

Blacktron design takes a giant step forward The Balcktron Behemoth Mech, built by CK-MCMLXXXI, is a monster of a build.

Where there is light, there is life, or perhaps death? Light of hope or light of destruction? Deep thoughts by provoked by artist why.not?

Random set of the day: Bellville "Fairy Land" Today's random set is 5873 Bellville "Fairy Land", released in 2003. It's one of 8 Belville sets produced that year. It contains 19 pieces. It's owned by 122 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

Dirty Photo Much has been written in the nerdier corners of the online Lego Community about keeping your Lego bricks in the best condition. Put them in the dishwasher. Use baking soda on yellowed white pieces. Keep them away from sunlight.

Sign-Written Steyr Steyr trucks are relatively unknown in TLCB's home nation, but the huge Austrian manufacturing conglomerate built them from the mid-1960s, and made all sorts of things as far back as the mid-1860s.

Retro lookin' Volkswagen T1 Camper You can now build your very own thanks to the instructions and parts provided in the YouTube Video below.

Review: Mickey and Minnie BrickHeadz Mickey has just one custom printed element, a 1x4 brick with the buttons on his trousers, while Minnie has three types of printed slopes, two 1x4 bricks, all decorated with white polka dots, and a tan 1x4 tile with eyelashes. Consequently I think she looks wonderful!

Dilbert Back when the daily arrival of a newspaper was commonplace, the comics section was one of the most popular. Headline, sports, funny-pages. That's when people would actually start reading. And in 1989, Dilbert and the megalomaniacal Dogbert arrived on the scene.

LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book review I should also mention that there is another book by DK Publishing that is similar to the LEGO ideas book series, but with more focus on games and other creative activities instead of building inspirations and seed ideas. This book is titled 365 THINGS TO DO WITH LEGO BRICKS and was released in 2016.

I ain't afraid of no colds! Put your fur coat on as Norton74 invites us to explore some distant icy worlds!

The fastest ship in the rebel flight streaks into action According to concept art, the RZ-1 A-wing interceptor is the fastest ship in the rebel fleet. It is certainly one of the sleekest fighters in the Star Wars universe. This model by Thomas Jenkins is high on my list of fan creations. The off-set tiles down the front of the ship lend a realistic look, without detracting from the clean lines.

LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 Barnes & Noble Update Home LEGO Harry Potter LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 Barnes and Noble Update LEGO and Barnes and Noble have been pretty quiet about the upcoming Bricktober 2018 promotion for the Harry Potter set but I have managed to get bits of details about how to get it.

The future is alive… The car hovers but is it also a time machine? This 'Advocate' Hovercar by Tammo S. looks like it would fit right in Disney's 2007 Meet the Robinsons or possibly Futurama. A lot of curved elements are half submerged within the body of the model.

Random set of the day: Vladek LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Vladek.

Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of the coolest toys we've seen draining our wallets for a perpetually growing list of preorders. This week: Bastion the robot gets turned into Lego! Hot Toys is making an Infinity War meme a very expensive reality!

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle Amazon Sale They currently have the LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle on sale for $55.99 which is 20% off the regular price of $69.99. This is obviously a better deal considering that it has 284 trans-blue 1×1 round plates which bumps up the parts count.

By what do we measure a man if not by his beard? The longest beard in the world is one of the most awesome ideas for a LEGO creation - and Eero Okkonen knows that!

TARDIS Kinetic Sculpture Artist, builder, mechanical wizard and Whovian Josh DaVid LEGO Creations is back with another kinetic wonder. This time it's the iconic TARDIS from Doctor Who. Check out the video to see it in action, and remind yourself that it's bigger on the inside, and we assume shields the occupants from centrifugal forces.

Review: 75218 X-wing Starfighter 75218 X-wing Starfighter is therefore an exciting set as a range of new elements have been introduced since 2012, including a cockpit canopy that was originally created for 75102 Poe's X-wing Fighter. The structure of the fuselage has undergone a considerable update too so my expectations for this set are exceptionally high!

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LEGO BrickHeadz 40274 Mr. and Mrs. Claus LEGO BrickHeadz 40274 Mr. and Mrs. Claus is the fifth seasonal BrickHeadz set, and the only double-pack of the sub-theme. The set consists of 341 pieces, which makes it the third largest LEGO BrickHeadz set so far. This is possible thanks to a ton of decorations that the figures come with, but let's take a closer look at the designs of Mr.

Supercar Sedan 'Supercar' is something of a blurry definition in the real world. With cars becoming ever quicker, what was once supercar-performance can now be had in a hatchback. And then there are hypercars, which make supercar-performance look like it belongs in a hatchback anyway.

Meeting at the crossroads This medieval inn at the crossroads, built by Sebastian Bachórzewski, hints at future adventures.

Brick History exhibition opens at Fort George today The Brick History exhibit arrives in Scotland today, opening at Fort George. In the 18th century stronghold of Fort George, Brick History opens to visitors to the venue today. It is a touring display from Warren Elsmore, now making its way up north after a spell in Chatham.

Antipathies. We vacillate between thinking it is a cluttered mess and something quite beautiful. The factory landscape adheres to strict rules, while the palace lavishly uses a dozen colors before breakfast. Too much, or just right? It depends upon it being judged as a MOC or as art.

A BrickHead who Fell to Earth Are you looking for the Doctor? - Nouvilas ⟩ has already built one — a lovely BrickHeadz version of Jodie Whittaker's character from the latest season of the show.

Random set of the day: Heavy Loader LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Heavy Loader.

The best Battlestar Galactica built out of LEGO bricks Brandon Griffith's brick-built Battlestar Galactica will Adama-maneuver it's way into your heart. Check out out humanity's last hope against the Cylon menace!

The LEGO Movie 2 Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet Exclusive Minifigure Revealed Amazon has updated their listing of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Keeping it Awesomer with Emmet which includes an exclusive Emmet minifigure with the book. The minifigure is hard to see but it looks like the one on the cover of the book which shows Emmet's outfit all tattered.

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 1 and subscriptions available now Issue 1 of Brick Fanatics Magazine is available for purchase now, as are 12-issue and 24-issue subscription packages that offer savings including free postage. The newly announced print publication dedicated to all things LEGO is now available for purchase worldwide via brickfanatics.com.

A beautiful LEGO baroque cathedral emerges out of nowhere This baroque cathedral built by italian builder Giacinto Consiglio is a beautiful collection of architectural detail.

Leading A Ragtag Fugitive Fleet Check out the latest from Brandon Griffith! The Galactica here is built from over 29K bricks, is 47" long, has custom printed bricks, custom lighting and took over 300 hours to build. I had the distinct honor of lighting and photographing this baby late last month and it's a wonder to behold in person.

LEGO Creator Tower Bridge Sale at Walmart The LEGO Creator Tower Bridge is one of the oldest sets that is still currently available at LEGO Stores and on but there is a sale going on at Walmart that is probably the better deals that I've seen for it. The set is selling for $194.99 which is about 18% off the normal price of $239.99.

Bikes to Billund report Two weeks ago today the Bikes to Billund team cycled into the LEGO House after successfully completing our challenge of riding to Denmark from the flagship LEGO store in Leicester Square, London, to raise money for Fairy Bricks.

Exclusive LEGO Overwatch set available! Blizzard Entertainment is offering Overwatch fans around the world early access to the Blizzard-exclusive #75987 LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion set directly from their Blizzard gear store!

A penny for your farthing Would you dare to ride down the streets on Melan-E's LEGO version of a classic high wheel bicycle?

75887 Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid - Review It's Review Time here at The Lego Car Blog, and for those of you who've been reading reviews of LEGO's large expensive sets and wondering 'But what about something I can afford?', this one is for you! 75887 is another result of LEGO's tie-up with Porsche, which most famously brought us the 42056 Technic 911 GT3 RS set.

Mew gave birth. We named the new Pokémon Mewtwo DanielBrickSon has created a Pokémon out of LEGO that might prove too powerful to control…

A Man Of Much Beard Hans Langseth was a man of much beard, record breaking beard, like the longest ever beard. And while that is pretty impressive, capturing his likeness in bricks as Pate keetongu has done is pretty impressive too. Of course it didn't take nearly as long, but took more skill than allowing hair to grow.

Samurai Jack Millennials should recognize this guy, it's Samurai Jack! Back when Cartoon Network had had enough of replaying old cartoons and started making their own content, and it was glorious. The likes of Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls and my personal favorite Johnny Bravo paved the way for this breakout hit.

The future will be green Builder Kloou has treated his green spacemen to a seriously cool command tower.

Random set of the day: City Advent Calendar LEGO set database: Random set of the day: City Advent Calendar.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder Sale at Walmart Home LEGO Star Wars LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder Sale at Walmart Continuing with some of the fall sales on LEGO sets, Walmart has discounted the LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder. It is now at $169.99 which is 15% off the regular price and we usually don't see prices like these unless you use VIP points on it.

Beautiful pagoda park Ninjago City block This stunning Ninjago-themed block by Galaktek was part of The Brothers Brick's recent Ninjago City collaborative display at BrickCon 2018 in Seattle. In fact, it was the winner of our award for best detail, and it is easy to see why.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book Releasing Late October Home LEGO Ideas LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book Releasing Late October LEGO China has revealed that the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book will be releasing later this month. On a post about some upcoming LEGO promotions, there's an image that says the set will be coming October 26.

Exclusive limited edition LEGO Overwatch 75987 Omnic Bastion set announced, available now Blizzard Entertainment, the studio behind multiplayer first-person shooter game Overwatch, unveiled an exclusive, limited edition LEGO Omnic Bastion building set today, available for purchase online in the Blizzard Gear Store and later on-site at BlizzCon 2018 on November 2 and 3, 2018, in Anaheim, California.

Next Ideas set to be available later this month LEGO set database: Next Ideas set to be available later this month.

75987 Omnic Bastion revealed and available now! The first LEGO Overwatch set, 75987 Omnic Bastion, has been revealed on Overwatch's Twitter feed ! The model takes inspiration from the Omnic Crisis version of Bastion and comes with Ganymede, a bird who often accompanies Bastion into battle. A display stand is included as well.

LEGO Overwatch Ominc Bastion Revealed Blizzard has revealed the first LEGO Overwatch set to be available with Ominc Bastion. This Blizzard exclusive has 182 pieces and retails for $25.00 each and it features Bastion in the orange skin from the Omnic Crisis. The set also includes his bird Ganymede.

LEGO Cube sandbox game coming to China! A new sandbox game is coming to mainland China called LEGO Cube! Check it out and join the discussion!

LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Bricktober 2019 Minifigure Exclusive We take a look at the Harry Potter Bricktober exclusive minifigures. Read our review to find out if you should add them to your Harry Potter collection.

Life's a treat with Shaun the sheep Aardman Animations' classic Shaun the Sheep gets the BrickHeadz treatment thanks to Palixa and the Bricks.

Toys R Us Rebranded as Geoffrey's Toy Box Just a few months after Toys R Us declared bankruptcy and closed all of their stores here in the US, it looks like they have planned a comeback as soon as next month. Now going under the name of Geoffrey's Toy Box, they are planning to open store-in-a-store shops and the first ones will reportedly be in a large Midwest retailer.

Ghost Palm of the Voiceless Dragon While not quite the beautiful tear-jerker The LEGO Movie was, the LEGO Ninjago Movie has resulted in what has to be the most consistently high-quality group of LEGO sets in a long time. Mechs, ships, creatures and even a bonkers piece of architecture.

Done properly, parenting is a heroic act Parenting can be tough especially if you have an unpredictable super-powered baby to watch over. Check out DOGOD Brick Design's builds inspired by the Incredibles 2 movie.

Random set of the day: Deep Freeze Defender LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Deep Freeze Defender.

Constructicons come alive to form Devastator in LEGO Take a walk back down memory lane with the evil Constructicons and Devastator from the Transformers Generation 1 series from the 80s.

LEGO Friends Friends Advent Calendar Amazon Sale Home LEGO Friends LEGO Friends Friends Advent Calendar Amazon Sale If you're looking for a good deal on one of the new LEGO 2018 Advent Calendars, Amazon currently has a sale for the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar.

2018 LEGO Minecraft summer/fall sets review #21147 LEGO MINECRAFT THE BEDROCK ADVENTURES: This is the largest of the new LEGO Minecraft sets, featuring the depths of the Minecraft Overworld. The different mine and bedrock levels are connected by a series of ladders, and there are also water and lavafalls.

One, Two, Threeeeeeee! This charming little memory MOC gives me mixed feelings I'm afraid, a mix of nostalgia and cringe, so this post is going to serve as a public service message. All parents end up playing this game with their kids, human swing. I can vividly remember the last time I did it, with my youngest son.

A wearable LEGO Fallout 76 Pip-Boy 2000 for your wasteland survival The country roads that take you home are rife with danger. LEGOParadise's Pip-Boy 2000 will help you survive.

UK-based LEGO-building business Bright Bricks bought for £8.5m Last weekend saw Live Company Group, owner and operator of BRICKLIVE exhibitions, announce their acquisition of Bright Bricks, the UK-based LEGO-building business, in a deal worth £8.5m.

Spotlight: Arches Maybe we should have saved that Louis Kahn "bricks want to be arches" quote for today. Tammo S has shared two fun little speeders, both using arches to frame round elements. For a moment we were mad at the rear of the white one, where a white arch could have been used to capture the dome.

LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame Review Starting next week on October 15 until the end of the month, LEGO will be running a new promotion at LEGO Brand Stores and on for the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame. The set has 55 pieces and you can get it for free with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last.

Discover the secrets of the Aslanic Temple Jonas Wide continues to expand the city of Barqa with his latest model, the Aslanic Temple! There are fun and clever details to find all over the scene!

Random set of the day: Speedboat LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Speedboat.

Building Up To Christmas LEGO have added lots of new Christmas themed sets to their website. Great for gifting or just gifting to yourself! It's time to get the wishlist ready! The last addition to the BrickHeadz Seasonal Collection, the undeniably adorable Mr and Mrs Claus. The extra features like the tree and gifts really add to the cuteness of this set!

Spotlight: Pearl Gold We've been thinking about making a purchase of a LEGO set, trying to choose one that will deliver as many new pieces as possible, to push our MOCs into the modern era. Current top picks are the Voltron mech or the Disney Castle.

LEGO Ideas Chemical Plant Achieves 10,000 Supporters Home LEGO Ideas LEGO Ideas Chemical Plant Achieves 10,000 Supporters The Chemical Plant by Ymarilego is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The plant is set on two 32×32 gray baseplates and it consists of about 1,900 pieces.

Our Princess is in another Castle This link explains what Bowsette is. Will we see lots of Bowsettes this Halloween? twee affect is a blag about legos that is not affiliated with The LEGO Company nor its subsidiary "Big LEGO." All times GMT.

LEGO Builders on the half shell: a history of helping turtles and tortoises However, this is not the first time LEGO bricks have been used to help a turtle in need. In fact, LEGO wheelchairs for injured turtles have been a thing since at least the 1980s, with stories having even appeared in official LEGO publications. Join us, as we dig through the archives to share you a few of these turtle tales!

Review: 40299 Kessel Mine Worker The new 40299 Kessel Mine Worker, based upon Solo: A Star wars Story, is one such character. This polybag is currently available with LEGO purchases exceeding $29.95 at Barnes and Noble stores in the US. It can be also be purchased as an individual item, costing $5.99.

Son of Makuta I really dig this little dude by builder optimus-convoy, he's a cool mix of Bionicle, Knights, Hero Factory and System. The metallic stone parts are the real star here, used just enough to tie the whole figure together and give him a unique look. Nice photography too, simple but elegant.

LEGO Double VIP Points promotion update This promotion is valid for the entire month of October. Based on the LEGO Store Calendar for November, we can expect the same next month; Double VIP Points on just a few select sets throughout the month. Looks like LEGO will no longer run storewide Double VIP Points offers, which used to be the highlight of holiday shopping.

Boo Boo Goes The Trolley Frost has built a lovely little trolley for those off to Spooky Town. The dark grey, orange, black, and trans-yellow color scheme works well, at first I wanted it to drop the grey in favor of black, but upon reflection I think that would really harm the fun of this build.

A cosplayer's take on Squall Leonhart Letranger Absurde creates a female version of Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy and it's pretty elegant!

Tankpool 24 Truck racing is one of motorsport's weirder classes, taking vehicles that are the least suitable for any form of speed and cornering, and making them corner at speed. Mostly.

Tower of Green But it is really cool and we like Classic Space, so here it is. Built by Flickr's Kloou in collaboration with two other builders, this 1.2metre tall tower finally gives the humble Classic Spacemen a base of their very own.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for October 7, 2018 TBB NEWS and FEATURES: New LEGO Ideas sets, a never-been-done Star Wars locale, Overwatch teases and MORE in this week's News Roundup. OTHER NEWS: There were a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:.

Modern methods for ancient masonry Check out the beautiful brickwork in this LEGO Castle creation by Isaac Synder.

Random set of the day: Mrs. Puff's Boating School LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Mrs. Puff's Boating School.

LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station Review The LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station has just been released and LEGO was gracious enough to send over a review copy to see if it is a worthy enough set to add to your Winter Village. It has 1,166 pieces and retails for $99.99 which is a decent price for what you get.

Futurama BrickHeadz: whoop, whoop, whoop! Futurama's supporting cast get the BrickHeadz treatment thanks to Palixa and the Bricks.

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom Animated Special Coming in 2019 Marvel just announced at New York Comic Con 2018, there will be a new animated LEGO special called LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom that will be airing next year. The synopsis of the animated special is:.

Squall Cosplay I have no idea who Squall is, nor do I have time to research it, but this figure from vitreolum is gorgeous. And since cosplay is sort of a new thing for me, at least as a focus for sharing in my fledgling endeavor Nerds and Makers, the name was as intriguing to me as the MOC.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley Reported to be November Promotion Home LEGO Harry Potter LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley Reported to be November Promotion A few months ago, we got our first look at the LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Diagon Alley promotional set and I've gotten reported details on how it will be available.

Dual cockpits on a jewel of a spaceship Check out the detail on this huge LEGO spaceship by Julien Andries.

Noah’s Ark Now that Bricktober Perth 2018 is all done and dusted, I can publish some photos of my latest creation! I'm fascinated with LEGO animals, and the huge variety of them. To showcase them I went with a large scale Noah's Ark.

A survey of Communist 'LEGO' 2018 If you have a fascination for Chinese clone brands you will enjoy the latest edition of Anthony Tomkins' annual survey of communist 'LEGO' which can be downloaded as a PDF.

Conducting research on modular science The building is made in a Victorian style that fits well with many official LEGO modular sets like the Parisian Restaurant 10243 on the right side and Łukasz's older original creation on the - Old Town Pub.

LEGO BrickHeadz Theme Rumored to be Ending Home LEGO BrickHeadz LEGO BrickHeadz Theme Rumored to be Ending The last thing that we've heard about the LEGO BrickHeadz was that there will be a Simpsons two-pack featuring Homer and Krusty the Clown. There are some rumblings that the LEGO BrickHeadz theme will be ending at the end of 2018.

Teenage Mutant Ninja BrickHeadz The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were practically born to be BrickHeadz. Charles P brings us six characters from the classic franchise, even Krang!

Random set of the day: Lord Vladek LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Lord Vladek.

The Thoughtful Making of Space To attempt a similar retrospective of 5 years of Space would be foolish, so we did. There were a lot. Many were cool. A few were innovative. But in the end, we determined that there were only four we actually had something about which to say. The Hades Starfighter stands out for allowing the pieces to create the form.

What's hot this week LEGO set database: What's hot this week.

All's well that ends well The annual LEGO build challenge SHIPtember is over, but we’d be failing our obligations to you our readers if we didn’t highlight Simon Liu‘s Frontline Artificial Intelligence Logistics Supervisor.

Review: 41629 Boba Fett They need be disappointed no more because the just-released 41629 Boba Fett is a considerable improvement on the version in the SDCC set.

Pagoda Park Life in Ninjago City is crowded, but splendid. Builder Galaktek decided to heed the call of The Brothers Brick and contribute to the Ninjago collaboration at BrickCon 2018. If you're in the Seattle area and not already at the con I encourage you to go see some amazing creations this weekend, including this stunning addition.

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Castle The #75251 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader's Castle looks quite dramatic from the front, and could make an excellent focal piece in a LEGO Star Wars layout. And the inside is packed with lots of details. If you would like to own a unique LEGO Star Wars set that doesn't break the bank, this can be a great choice.

Classic Space is all grown up Classic Space is back, and they're bigger than ever in this awesome mega spaceship from AFOL anon!

15% off at Build Better Bricks Build Better Bricks, purveyor of custom building instructions, has another great offer for you this month: Receive a 15% discount across the store by entering the coupon code BRICKSET at checkout, which is valid until the end of October. Sponsored content.

LEGO soot sprite from Spirited Away will warm your heart This cute and detailed recreation of a Susuwatari by Chris Xenyo is a perfect recreation.

LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper Review The current promotion on LEGO is for the LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper minifigure polybag with purchases of $35 or more on Star Wars products until October 14. It is the fourth minifigure in a series of LEGO Star Wars minifigures that have their own display stands joining R3-M2, Scarif Stormtrooper, and DJ.

Straight out of the '70s, this classic wagon is "groovy." If you have a thing for British station wagons, it's well-worth rolling around the block in Mateusz Waldowski's LEGO version of the 1977 Ford Granada MK1.

Random set of the day: Star Birthday Pack Today's random set is 10083 Star Birthday Pack, released in 2004. It's one of 40 Clikits sets produced that year. It contains 70 pieces, and its retail price was US$6/£4.5. It's owned by 7 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

The Road Warrior It's been a while since the last Mad Max post here at TLCB, but today one of the Elves returned a hero and our smelly little workers are all now crowded around the old TV/VHS combo in their cage room watching Mel Gibson smash stuff up.

Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we've seen all week. This time round, a very cool take on the comic book Iron Spider suit, Obi-Wan Kenobi reaches out into the Star Wars figuarts line, Darth Vader's sinister castle gets a slightly less sinister Lego set, and more.

An absolute unit of a mech Thunderbolt by Moko might look like a very dark and formidable machine, but it does have a spark inside…

About LEGO365 I love LEGO, and I love photography - so it only seemed natural to mix them. From June 1, 2008 - May 31, 2009, I took a photo with a LEGO mini-figure every day. An entire year. This blog chronicled that project.

Review: 40300 Han Solo Mudtrooper 40300 Han Solo Mudtrooper is the latest in a series of exclusive Star Wars minifigures, each packaged with a display base, which have been released during the last couple of years. I have really enjoyed this range so am delighted that one of the Solo: A Star Wars Story polybags is now widely available.

Max's Interceptor The Road Warrior was one of those films that blew my young mind. So gritty, so brutal, so Australian. About the only thing cooler than Max was his modified police interceptor, recreated brilliantly by builder crash_cramer. You can practically smell the gasoline, hear the whine of the supercharger, taste the dust and feel the heat of the outback.

LEGO Ideas Treehouse & The Flintstones Both of the sets are expected to launch in 2019, however the LEGO Ideas team is still working out the final product design, pricing and availability, so we will just have to keep an eye on the LEGO Ideas website for further updates. In the LEGO Ideas announcement below, Hasan Jensen and Ali Plumb talks more about both projects.

Slowly, magnificently, the ship rose out of the water Witness the arrival of the Durmstrang ship from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as built by Simon NH.

LEGO Jurassic World will continue in 2019! Universal has confirmed that the LEGO Jurassic World range will continue in 2019. Of course, the next film in the series will not be released until 2021 so it seems likely that LEGO might take this opportunity to produce some more sets based upon the earlier movies.

October Madness at Minifigure Maddness LEGO set database: October Madness at Minifigure Maddness.

Femme fatale can be interpreted in many ways We have seen many top-notch character builds from Eero Okkonen over the years, including his recent recreation of the Finnish band Circle, and it seems Eero has nailed the human form in bricks so well that he can pump them out with an inhuman speed, with each better than the last!

Two New LEGO Ideas Sets Approved! It was an exciting night last night, as LEGO Ideas announced the next two sets to be made into official LEGO products! In case you have forgotten, here's what was up for review in the first Review stage for 2018.

This apothecary will fix what ails you This village apothecary by Mr_Hobbit_Foot has elements of the established "fantasy ramshackle" style but adds a cartoony edge.

Random set of the day: TV Camera Crew LEGO set database: Random set of the day: TV Camera Crew.

Colossal Gundam made with over 10,000 LEGO pieces and stands 3 feet tall Henry Pinto's Gundam RX78-02 towers 3 feet tall and with amazing accuracy of the legendary mecha.

LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker Barnes & Noble Promo Available Online Home LEGO Star Wars LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker Barnes and Noble Promo Available… The LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker minifigure polybag promotion is now also live online on Barnes and Noble. You can get it for free with a purchase of $29.95 or more, while supplies last.

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader's Castle Pre-Order on Amazon & Home LEGO Star Wars LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader's Castle Pre-Order on Amazon and You can now pre-order the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader's Castle either at Amazon or LEGO. The set was just announced yesterday and the set has 1,060 pieces and retails for $129.99.

Our future lies amidst the stars, in a LEGO O'Neill Cylinder Spacious living on Ralf Langer's beautiful LEGO space settlement.

More LEGO Jurassic World Sets Coming in 2019 Universal has announced their plans for Jurassic World for 2019 and it has been revealed that there will be more LEGO Jurassic World sets as well as an animated show coming soon. I'm curious to see what other sets could be produced for Jurassic World as the Fallen Kingdom sets have covered almost everything from the second film.

Two Projects Pass LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Stage Home LEGO Ideas Two Projects Pass LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Stage The results of the LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review are in and LEGO has announced that, not one, but two projects will become official sets next year. The first set is the Treehouse by Kevin Feeser which looks great in its own right.

Review: 41626 Groot and Rocket First, I'll take a look at 41626 Groot and Rocket, two characters who first appeared on screen in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, but which here appear in their Avengers: Infinity War incarnations. Rocket is a raccoon so is smaller than the characters normally depicted as BrickHeadz.

LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Results bring the names of the next LEGO Ideas sets As many of us are still enjoying their newly bought LEGO Ideas 21311 Voltron sets, the LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Results are already here, so we can finally learn what the next LEGO Ideas set will be. And - surprise! - not one, but two fan ideas were selected by the LEGO Ideas team to become the new sets.

The story of the LEGO minifigure - Part 5 The next three ads are from 1976, featuring the earliest LEGO Western, LEGO City hospital, and LEGO City Police sets. Note that there is a mix of the large brick-built figures and the earliest minifigures with no moving arms and legs and no printed faces.

The LEGO Ideas results are in! LEGO set database: The LEGO Ideas results are in!

Jack Jack Has Powers! One of the great things about cruising on the Disney Wonder is there's two beautiful theaters on the boat, running current and classic movies all the time. Me and my wife finally got a chance to see Incredibles 2 during our cruise a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it very much.

Massive 1/15-scale LEGO Vought F4U Corsair takes to the bright and terrifying Pacific skies James Cherry brings us another monumental LEGO aircraft with a 1/15-scale Vought F4U Corsair from World War II.

At Last We Will Have Revenge Opinions on the Prequels are well known. I try to take them for what they are and understand you're constrained in your story telling ability when you have fixed points established that you have to hit. However Darth Maul was fantastic, just seeing for the first time was "Oh wow!

Tipping Twice First shown here in 2015, Jarda's gorgeous Tatra 815 has been updated in red for an upcoming Lego exhibition in Denmark. With Power Functions remote control drive and steering and beautifully replicated detailing Jarda's Tatra is amongst the very best Lego trucks on the 'net.

5005359 Minifigure Collector Frame official image LEGO set database: 5005359 Minifigure Collector Frame official image.

Red or White Sir? Good things come in the options of red or white. Meat. Wine. And now classic Porsches. These two brilliant Porsche 911 RWB wide-bodies are the work of Simon Przepiorka. Each captures the Japanese-tuned 911 perfectly in miniature and includes opening doors, engine cover, and even a tiny brick-built flat-6.

Corsair Island This magnificent aircraft is a World War II Vought F4U-1A Corsair, pictured at Ondonga Airfield in the Solomon Islands in February 1944. It comes from crash_cramer of Flickr who has built this spec…

Ideas review results due later today LEGO set database: Ideas review results due later today.

New magazine to be launched by Brick Fanatics Brick Fanatics is excited to announce Brick Fanatics Magazine, a new LEGO-based publication for all fans of the brick, available for purchase very soon.

Halloween set offer from Chowren Toys LEGO set database: Halloween set offer from Chowren Toys.

Hello Goodbye to a World In our twee retrospective, did you sense something missing? There was one builder absent. In a few respects, he missed the boat entirely, but he warrants a close, exclusive look. Markus Rollbühler is a master of scale. His "Of Sails and Spires" uses the tiniest parts to evoke the grandest edifices.

What colour should a spaceship be? Answer: all of them! Alex Jone's spaceship shows us that outer space need never be dull.

LEGO Star Wars Kessel Mine Worker Available at Barnes & Noble There's currently a promotion going on over at LEGO for the Han Solo Mudtrooper with purchases of $35 or more. It looks like there's another promotion also running at Barnes and Noble, of all places, for the Kessel Mine Worker. You can get it for free with purchases of $29.95 or more, while supplies last.

He is horrible-horrible beyond anything you can imagine-but wonderful Fedde Barendrecht's LEGO Nyarlathotep will blind you with his magnificence!

Random set of the day: Starry Decoration Set Today's random set is 7530 Starry Decoration Set, released in 2004. It's one of 40 Clikits sets produced that year. It contains 70 pieces, and its retail price was US$13/£9.99. It's owned by 39 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader's Castle Amazon Exclusive Revealed The Star Wars Show have revealed a new Amazon exclusive set that will be coming out soon and that is the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader's Castle. The set can be preordered starting tomorrow and it has 1,060 pieces and retails for $129.99. There's no word yet on the release date at this time.

LEGO Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader's Castle is unveiled LEGO Star Wars 75251 - Darth Vader's Castle. 1060 pieces - Age 9+ 129.99. Available Exclusively at Amazon.com Holidays 2018; Pre-Order October 4. Battle with Darth Vader in his fortified castle! Set the scene for action on planet Mustafar with LEGO Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader's Castle!

Microscale LEGO island scene is a calm oasis This wonderful island scene by Sad Brick is so peaceful, you can almost hear the lapping waves.

Review: 76111 Batman: Brother Eye Takedown 76111 Batman: Brother Eye Takedown is therefore an appealing set. Not only does it contain Brother Eye, an advanced satellite which poses a threat to the entire Justice League, but also Batwoman who has not appeared in a DC Super Heroes set before. In addition, the set costs £29.99 or $29.99 so appears to offer excellent value.

Metropolis In Space I'm naturally an optimist. Despite the seemingly downward spiral humanity seems to be in recently I like to think we'll make it to another enlightened age, one of exploration and beyond the bounds of this planet. Something like the future envisioned by builder ranghaal with this excellent metropolis in space.

LEGO Overwatch teaser-videos & more! LEGO Overwatch is coming! Check out the latest teaser-videos and other information! Join the discussion!

This LEGO mech is one serious predator This crocodile-inspired heavy mech by Marco Marozzi did that for me. Between the color choices, custom details like the camouflage, and well-placed stickers, its dynamic pose, and some truly inspired part usage, this mech is the real deal.

LEGO Bricktober 2018 Sets Rumored for November Release Home Shopping LEGO Bricktober 2018 Sets Rumored for November Release LEGO has been pretty quiet about the Bricktober 2018 sets but according to an image that's been floating around on social media, it appears the promotion will be starting next month.

Cool spaceship is minty fresh Swoosh around space in this fresh-looking starfighter from Silmaril_1.

People in Space - New Projects for Rockets and Space Travel One bright spot upon our return was seeing that some of our old favorites were still active. We found as well that SHIPtember was still a thing - the annual event to build a "SHIP," a spaceship over 100 studs long. Now that it is ROCKtober, it's time to look at what was produced.

Under the cherry blossoms This stunning cherry tree acts as the centre piece for Ayerlego's depiction of traditional Japanese life.

Super Eight We hate the Audi Q7, and the other pointlessly-enormous, overly-aggressive, status-symbols-on-wheels in the segment in which it occupies. We'll happily take one of these though, as if you're going to have a vehicle that's impossible to park, won't fit down a country lane, and drinks fuel, it may as well do all of those things to absolute excess!

LEGO Overwatch Tracer Minifigure Revealed Today must be a LEGO Overwatch kind of day because a short while after I reported on the Winston teaser, the Overwatch social media channels revealed a physical item from the upcoming sets. In the video, Papa Jeff Kaplan is shown building the Tracer minifigure which then comes alive as a stop-motion with Tracer's voiceover.

New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about block music David Liu is putting the band back together with these LEGO instruments.

LEGO Overwatch Tracer minifigure revealed! The first LEGO Overwatch minifigure has been unveiled in a short video that was published on the Overwatch Facebook page! This follows an earlier announcement that Winston will appear in the upcoming theme.

LEGO Overwatch building set teaser reveals Tracer minifigure Official Overwatch social media channels have given our first look at an actual minifigure in the upcoming LEGO Overwatch line.

Toyota Eagle MKIII IMSA - Picture Special This TLCB writer is not familiar with the 1990s IMSA Championship. He was watching the brilliant BTCC at the time, being a) 7, and b) the wrong side of an ocean. However by all accounts it looked like an awesome race series.

53rd & Broadway…And Step On It I've only spent time in Manhattan once, for a working gig so I didn't get to see as much as I would have liked. Surprisingly enough, I only took a single cab ride the entire time but I can assure you, it wasn't nearly as nice as this wonderful vehicle by redfern1950s2.

Blue Wonder Race transporters used to be much more interesting than a DAF with a huge box trailer on the back… This is the Mercdes-Benz 'Blue Wonder', built in the mid-1950s to transport the team's racing cars.

Microscale tribute to the Tale of the Three Brothers "The three brothers simply waved their wands and made a bridge." - With his own brand of magic builder Aaron Newman recreates the Tale of the Three Brothers in a microscale homage to his previous masterpiece.

LEGO Overwatch Winston Teaser It's been a while since we talked about LEGO Overwatch but the minisite has been recently updated with a new splash image. This time it shows some bananas and peanut butter with the phrase "Imagination is the essence of discovery" and this means that our beloved Winston will be joining the LEGO Overwatch lineup.

LEGO Overwatch minisite updated The LEGO Overwatch teaser website has been updated and now features some bananas beside a jar of peanut butter, constructed using a tan 1x1 cylinder and an orange 1x1 round tile. This suggests that Winston will appear in the upcoming LEGO sets.

Letters from the Front All quiet on the Western Front in Pixel Fox's poignant trench diorama.

State of the Twee Before we all vanished into the night, the various authors of this blag and their friends were busy carving out a little space for themselves in the themedom, trying to reclaim steampunk with a variety of colorful and whimsical airships, floating towns, and ephemera: tweepunk.

LEGO Bean There, Donut That Target Exclusive Now Available Online Home Shopping LEGO Bean There, Donut That Target Exclusive Now Available Online Yesterday I reported that the exclusive LEGO Bean There, Donut That set should now be on store shelves at Target but if you can't find it, you can also get it on Target.com.

The Brick Fan T-Shirt Now Available on Teespring After six years of running the site, I have officially launched my first piece of merchandise for The Brick Fan with a t-shirt over on Teespring. I've always felt reluctant to selling stuff for my site but I felt this was a good time as any to sell a t-shirt.

The gelatinous wonder from space There are stranger things in space than you would think… See this SHIPtember build by Inthert to see just how strange it can get.

Random set of the day: Baby Ankylosaurus LEGO set database: Random set of the day: Baby Ankylosaurus.

LEGO October 2018 Double VIP Set Promos For the month of October, there are two LEGO Star Wars sets that you can get Double VIP Points for which are the X-Wing Starfighter and Yoda's Hut. Double Points for these two sets run from now until the end of October.

TBB Cover Photo for October 2018: Enjoy the high life in the skies! Marcel V's floating homes is our TBB's cover for the month of October 2018! It's so inviting and homely, we wish we could live the high life in the skies.

LEGO November 2018 Promotions & Events The November 2018 LEGO Store Calendar is now available and we can now see some of the promotions and events for the month. The promotions for November are actually very tame compared to what we have for this month. There is a Build to Give event where you can help give 500,000 children in need a chance to play this holiday season.

A taxi worth hailing We've featured Martin Redfern's impressive retro-styled vehicles previously, notably this 50s Police Cruiser, and more recently a cool LEGO dispatch bike.

October 2018 - new LEGO sets & promotions For a full inventory of new sets, visit the What's New section of the Online LEGO Shop. What do you think? How do you like the new sets and promotions? Are you excited for any of the new or recently released sets? Which ones are you planning to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!.

Press Any Key To Continue… Which one is the Any key? The first computer I used on a regular basis, maintained and even upgraded, was an Hewlett Packard 386. This latest from Powerpig gave me the instant retro feels for that old heap. You can even open the side to take a peek inside, and maybe upgrade the RAM to a whole MEGABYTE!

LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz: 41627 Luke Skywalker and Yoda, 41628 Princess Leia, and 41629 Boba Fett Luke, Leia, Yoda, and Boba Fett join the LEGO BrickHeadz cast. Read our review to find out how the $10 Boba Fett stacks up against the $200 Boba Fett BrickHeadz!

75230 Porg and new BrickHeadz available now! 75230 Porg and a selection of new BrickHeadz are now available at shop.LEGO.com. These include 40274 Mr. and Mrs. Claus, 41626 Groot and Rocket, 41629 Boba Fett and 41630 Jack Skellington and Sally. You can read our review of 75230 Porg here. Furthermore, 40300 Han Solo Mudtrooper is available with Star Wars purchases exceeding £30, $35 or 30€.

Your guide to the 12 new LEGO sets for October 2018, including Star Wars, BrickHeadz and more Here is your complete guide to the new LEGO sets available today, including the Han Solo Mudtrooper gift with purchase.

LEGO October 2018 Sets & Promotion Now Available Can you believe it's already October 1 and that means that there are some brand new LEGO sets have are now available for purchase on LEGO. Before we get to that, there's a new promotion that has kicked off with the LEGO Star wars Han Solo Mudtrooper minifigure.

TBB Weekly Brick Report: LEGO news roundup for September 30, 2018 This week's LEGO news includes a brand new product line, an old set released again, and a few LEGO pop-up stores coming your to a mall near you.

Random set of the day: Metro Station Today's random set is 4554 Metro Station, released in 1991. It's one of 12 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 600 pieces and 8 minifigs, and its retail price was US$72. It's owned by 1381 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

Brown '77 After berating old fat Fords yesterday, here's, er… an old fat Ford. And we absolutely love it. This is a Mark 1 Ford Granada, a hugely successful car for Ford of Europe in the 1970 and '80s.

The LEGO Star Wars GR-75 Transport is away Adding to an impressive line-up of spacecraft for SHIPtember 2018 is Anders Horvath with his LEGO replica of a GR-75 Medium Transport from The Empire Strikes Back.

Maintenance mech may move minifig materials You can compare the variants by checking out our previous coverage of Mini Exo Suit 1, but I also want to zoom in on a couple of points specifically to show how the model has been refined and upgraded over the earlier model. Many studs have been covered up generally across the model, but the chest has seen the most refinement.

The Brick Fan September 2018 Monthly Recap There was a bunch of LEGO news this month and here are some posts that you might have missed. LEGO October 2018 Store Calendar Promotions and Events - The October 2018 LEGO calendar was released and the main promotions for the month are the LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper and the Minifigure Collector Frame.

LEGO Bean There, Donut That Now Available at Target Stores Home LEGO Miscellaneous LEGO Bean There, Donut That Now Available at Target Stores If you've been looking for the Target exclusive LEGO Bean There, Donut That, I'm happy to report that the set is now widely available at Target stores. If for whatever reason you still can't find it, check Brickseek to see if it is actually in stock.

12 Grimold Place I'm going to stop you right here, and tell you to watch the video below before continuing to read, I'll wait… I spend pretty much every morning, 365 days a year give or take, blogging LEGO creations.

Review: 75952 Newt's Case of Magical Creatures 75952 Newt's Case of Magical Creatures is an unusual set, simultaneously representing both an environment and a vital prop from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. An impressive selection of animals from the film are included too, ranging in size from a tiny Niffler which is formed using a single element to an excellent, 133-piece Erumpent.

Thunderbolt Behold your doom, Thunderbolt! This latest by Moko pretty much blows my mind. He's calling it a Bionicle MOC, but this transcends that class as far as I'm concerned. It's got the prefect mix of System and Technic blended in, as well as some Power Functions for lighting.

Taxi! This TLCB writer was not impressed by the Ford Crown Victoria taxi he experienced in New York. Bumpy, not actually that big inside, and probably getting around 8mpg, it seemed a bizarre choice for the congested and awful roads of NYC.

M-Space We're not really sure of the backstory of this 'MOTH' spaceship by Flickr's Oscar Cederwall. It has something to do with lunar motorsport, but what we do know is that BMW's M-Sport racing colours look awesome even in space. Race to the moon via the link above.

Silver Arrow Mercedes-Benz have been the dominant team in Formula 1 since the introduction of the latest ultra-high-tech but also ultra-restrictive technical regulations. Jump back over sixty years and it was again Mercedes-Benz dominating the sport in time when - perhaps surprisingly - the technical regulations were also massively restrictive.

A spellbinding tour of Dumbledore's office Explore the arcane paraphernalia of Dumbledore's office in Jonas Kramm's super-detailed microscale model.

Forthcoming events The following events are taking place in the next 30 days:. View all forthcoming events ». This list has been obtained from the LEGO Ambassador Network. To have your event added to it, contact your LUG Ambassador. Sponsored content.

This week's top news articles LEGO set database: This week's top news articles.

The spindly threads of humanity among the stars It's rare that a spaceship can rival a sailing ship for rigging, but the wiry electromagnetic nets surrounding the vessel are a truly fantastic bit of LEGO engineering, painstakingly pieced together with string and a variety of thin LEGO elements, such as fishing rods.

LEGO Brand Store Found at US Brand Store Way back in May, we got our first look at the new 2018 LEGO Brand Store and we've been wondering when it will be available here in the United States. I've gotten word that the set will be a regular set and it was sold as early as this week at a LEGO Brand Store in the US.

Star Striker, for when the flying gets rough LEGO fans are frequently inspired to give life to Star Wars-inspired builds, but even though builder Shawn Snyder may not have had Star Wars front of mind when building this slick ship, we'd like to think it could have happened in an alternate timeline.

Random set of the day: Santa Fe Cars - Set I Today's random set is 10025 Santa Fe Cars - Set I, released in 2002. It's one of 10 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 326 pieces, and its retail price was US$35/£24.99. It's owned by 1254 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

Just 1 week to BrickCon 2018 We're counting down 1 week to BrickCon 2018 in Seattle, the longest-running LEGO convention in the country!

A true whale of a spaceship Called the Celestial Barracuda, this marine-inspired vessel by LEGO designer Niek Van Slagmaat is one of the more uniquely designed spaceSHIPs of recent memory. Traversing the inky deeps of space and reality as an interdimensional transport ship, the ship takes the form of a sinuous fish.

NASA's Evil Twin I've got to admit, I'm a sucker for NASA's rockets and I can spend hour gawking at the marvels of human engineering. But NASA ain't got nothin' on this ship by halfbeak! With a ton of black, a handful of green, a dash of realism and a pinch of antimatter, what's not to like?

Which retired set should be re-released next? That intriguing revelation begs the question: which retired set should be re-released next? We are asking Brickset readers to submit suggestions in the comments and will publish a poll based upon your responses in the near future.

LEGO Technic construction machines contest LEGO TECHNIC CONTEST - OVERVIEW: The recent launch of the futuristic #42081 LEGO Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX opened the door to creative thinking about the future of construction machines.

Tinker around with this tantalizingly tiny T The Model T was so successful that Henry Ford was not thrilled by the idea of replacing it. We think he would be proud of mmurray's little LEGO version of "the car that comes in any color, so long as it's black."

75953 Whomping Willow Review When Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets came out back in 1998, the Whomping Willow was one section that sounded so cool. When the movie came out, that massive moving hulking tree flailing around was spectacular. It's so great to see it immortalised in LEGO, so let's get straight in.

This shiny LEGO Mercedes Benz W196 is ready to win the race Pixeljunkie is sure to win the race now that he's crafted a perfect silver bullet!

Toys at the End of Childhood We were not sure what we'd find, a day after that koi fish unfroze our hearts. What had the community gotten up to these past years? Is there a community? The culture feels, admittedly after only an hour's investigation, broken. On the Flickr LEGO pool, creations continue to pour in, but where are the forum posts?

Big on character, small on parts It's amazing how a builder like R197 can take a simple LEGO brick and find a character in it. The way he uses a boombox element for eyes and bent knees formed from technic braces, can conjure up the poise and gait of an arthritic robot.

Random set of the day: Boulder Cliff Canyon Today's random set is 6748 Boulder Cliff Canyon, released in 1997. It's one of 11 Western sets produced that year. It contains 256 pieces and 6 minifigs, and its retail price was US$40. It's owned by 1162 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

Good Robots, Dead Robots, and an Excellent Princess Leia Are Among the Best Toys of the Week Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest merchandise we've seen on the internet. This week: RIP Optimus Prime! Plus, a very good Princess Leia, Wolverine goes ronin, Overwatch's divine robot monk gets the figure he deserves, and much more.

Tiny LEGO model of Hagrid's hut is truly magical Microscale model of Hagrid's hut from Harry Potter and the Prisinor of Azkaban, by Jonas Kramm, who clearly kept his wits about him.

LEGO FORMA - Quick Look a Day Later It has been just over a day since LEGO announced their new adult-centered theme, LEGO FORMA, and it looks like there's quite a bit of interest for it. Their initial perk goal of 500 has been surpassed five times over and as of this writing, it sits at 2,590 perks claimed in total.

Review: 4000026 LEGO House Tree of Creativity Various exclusive items are available at the LEGO House, the most appealing of which might be 4000026 LEGO House Tree of Creativity. This set contains 837 pieces, 6,316,774 fewer than the incredible structure from which it takes inspiration!

Dumbledore's Office Thinking back to all the schools I attended absolutely none of them were anywhere even remotely as cool as Hogwarts. I mean not by a long shot. And while is only though the words of JK Rowling and the production design of the films that we get to imagine what it would have been like, they have been so well done that they feel distant but real.

Whistle Of Wind, Wisps Of Cloud I know I was on vacation last week but I came back to a delivery push on a film gig and have worked crazy hours this week, so I find myself in need of another vacation. This place looks so tranquil and inviting, I think I'd like to go there. Just imagine it, arriving by air boat to dwell among the clouds, sounds like a dream.

LEGO pop-up stores for the holiday season! Some kids received a portion of this joy from visiting their local Toys'R'Us, but with Toys'R'Us closing in many locations, LEGO pop-up stores will allow kids and adults to get the true LEGO experience. Many families will be surprised by walking through the mall and all of sudden see a LEGO store.

BR 80 Steam Engine Just last Sunday I spent most of the day aboard a train. Of course it was a modern Amtrak train, but I did spend a moment thinking about the heyday of locomotive transportation, imagining myself crossing the country in the 1800's. While I can't speak with much authority on trains, I can say I like the looks of this one by builder holgermatthes.

Now you see it. Now you don't. Voltron's green lion is in its element. Aido K brings us a stunning LEGO tribute to Voltron's green lion by blending together mechanical and natural elements. To truly appreciate his model, it must be viewed from three different angles. Each one provides a unique viewing experience.

The LEGO House turns 1 year old in September and celebrates with fans from around the world Fans gather from all over to celebrate the LEGO House's first birthday since it's opening in September 2017.

Premium LEGO Across the void which binds, I hear a calling. Mindless late night scrolling on instagram - a koi fish swims by. Your dear author double-takes. A voice echoes across a deep lake: "Reconnect…. reconnect…" I am engaged.

Make like a tree, and root out the zombies! Are you a huge Plants vs. Zombies fan? If so, check out this lovely LEGO rendition of Torchwood. He's a mean, green, zombie killing machine!

Random set of the day: Left and Right Manual Points with Electric Rails Grey 12 V Today's random set is 7856 Left and Right Manual Points with Electric Rails Grey 12 V, released in 1980. It's one of 28 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 16 pieces. It's owned by 684 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.

Toys N Bricks - LEGO News Site - Sales, Deals, Reviews, MOCs, Blog, New Sets and More! This big LEGO set also includes a Vestas service vehicle and 3 minifigures: 2 Vestas service technicians kitted out with safety helmets and a woman, plus a dog figure. *For additional pictures, you can search up 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine on LEGO Shop at Home: US - Canada - UK.

Monorail, monorail, monorail Jason Alleman is putting LEGO's new rollercoaster system to great use with this self-powered monorail train!

Bikes to Billund has arrived! The Bikes to Billund team have arrived at The LEGO House, completing their 975km journey from London to Billund! A wonderful group of supporters welcomed the cyclists to The LEGO House, including Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen who is pictured here with the team this morning.

The two staves - awesome life-size LEGO prop replicas from The Lord of the Rings See the life-sized recreations of Saruman's and Gandalf's staves, built expertly by Jon and Catherine Stead.

LEGO FORMA - LEGO teams up with Indiegogo! September 27, Billund - Rather than concealing its new innovations inside its Creative Play Lab, the LEGO Group today announced a new strategic approach that will help foster open innovation and test ideas and concept experiences through pilot projects, the first being LEGO FORMA on Indiegogo.

Full Steam This is presentation taken to the next level. Builder Markus "madstopper78" Ronge has not only crafted some amazing builds, he's imagined an entire mini universe, Full Steam. It's like LEGO plus fan fiction, but not just a backstory, a whole…thing!

Torpedo Bombers at 5 O'clock High I love a good airplane model, especially biplanes. In freshman engineering I built a biplane for a project that I was told no one had built a biplane for, and the professor wasn't sure it would work. It flew wonderfully. Prolific LEGO aircraft builder John Lamarck has posted a beautiful Blackburn B-6 Shark.

LEGO FORMA Theme Officially Announced LEGO has announced a new theme called LEGO FORMA that is aimed towards adults who are looking for an engaging way to connect with their creative side.

LEGO reveals new experimental product line LEGO Forma, hosted by Indiegogo The first set, 81000 Koi Model, will have a limited production run of 20,000 sets. This small-batch mentality is to "test ways to fast-track product launches" and collect feedback before potentially scaling up production.

Lego Forma Unveiled! LEGO has today unveiled a brand new theme which is supported by crowdfunding. The full press release is as follows:.

A different kind of cloud city Imagine living in the clouds with Marcel V's stilt built Giap Towers.