I’m a big fan of people using LEGO elements in unusual ways, and builder hits the sweet spot with Slizzk the Snatcher. Although described as “a pathetic little creature cursed with an insatiable desire to collect all things sparkly and shiny,” I don’t find Slizzk lacking at all. Two create a great color contrast with yellow . The black limbs show great articulation, and the end result is just charming as all get out. Sure, I’d probably be annoyed if they stole any of my stuff. But that’s not currently my problem.
Some say that IKEA is for grownups what LEGO is for kids。 I say, why not have both? Builder seems to think so too。
In probably the first example I’ve ever seen, Kalais used the new IKEA BYGGLEK江苏快三走势图 storage boxes for a very modern-style Blacktron base. As far as getting the Blacktron look, this creation succeeds. From the laser-lime windows to the black and white accent bricks, you know this base belongs to the infamous space-faring evildoers the second you look at it. I especially like the power generator made from large wheels. Very clever!
The one downside about the BYGGLEK storage bins is that they don’t connect as regular LEGO bricks do. If you stare hard enough at the space base, you can see that the boxes are sitting on top of each other instead of locking in like normal bricks. Kalais has made up for that by using black bricks in places to give the illusion of the base being one solid tower.
江苏快三走势图This is a fantastic example of what you can do with non-traditional pieces like the BYGGLEK storage boxes. I hope to see more people become inspired by Kalais’ creation!
Sometimes I look at something and think “Wow, that’s a really cool sculpture!” only to realize it’s actually made of LEGO. That was exactly my thought process when I saw Lich King Arthas from World of Warcraft. What I was first drawn to, oddly, was the base, and no way did I realize it was built out of my favourite plastic bricks.
The way the wedge plates are stacked and the cascading effect of the make it hard to believe that’s not actually carved out of ice and snow. Then you zoom and realize this thing is an absolute tutorial on parts usage. So many amazing combinations of sword or blade elements really displaying how even specialized LEGO pieces can be combined in unique and spectacular ways. There so many different textures too, my favourite being the pieces simulate the white fur on the boots, and the creating the mail on his abdomen. The skull on his shoulder ain’t too shabby either. Be sure to zoom in to notice all fantastic parts usages.
In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of September 2020.
The massive Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina set has arrived. Will it scratch your Star Wars nostalgia itch? Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: This week we reviewed three new sets including Mos Eisley Cantina, Diagon Alley and the Brickheadz Nutcracker. Plus, we get news about LEGO’s efforts towards sustainability and more!
- 江苏快三走势图LEGO Star Wars 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina – largest Master Builder Series set ever at 3,000 pieces & 20 minifigs [Review] – The second and so-far largest LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series set arrives in the form of 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina.
- LEGO 75978 Harry Potter Diagon Alley [Review] – Whether you are about to start a new year at Hogwarts, or you are looking for funny jokes for your wizard party, the Diagon Alley is your ultimate shopping venue.
- LEGO Holiday BrickHeadz 40425 Nutcracker [Review] – Check out our review of the latest BrickHeadz addition to the family, Nutcracker!
- LEGO to invest $400 million in sustainability, begin phasing out plastic packaging next year – The LEGO Group has announced that next year it will begin testing paper bags in packaging as the next step in its roadmap to producing only sustainably sourced products by 2030
- LEGO Adidas ZX 8000 sneakers will retail for US $130 – Check out the full product gallery of the new LEGO Adidas ZX 8000 sneakers which will be available starting next Friday.
- LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein and Star Wars Obi Wan minifigure now available for sale – LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein and Star Wars Obi Wan minifigure can go home with you now!
OTHER NEWS: There were quite a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- , Gizmodo – A clever hacker has taken things full circle and come up with a way to use the Lego Mario figure to play the original Super Mario Bros. video game.
- , Forbes – Facebook Inc. will remain blacklisted by Lego A/S, after the maker of the world’s best-known toy blocks conducted a review of social media platforms to determine where to send its advertising dollars.
- , Bloomberg Law – Victories by Lego Group’s U.S. unit and Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Inc. over a rival’s toy patents will stand despite efforts to undo them.
Just last year, LEGO brought fans one of the most iconic iterations of the Batmobile, the swooping, elegant design from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman starring Michael Keaton in the titular role. The 1989 Batmobile (76139) was a big success and received rave reviews, including our own. Now LEGO is hoping to strike twice by returning to the same source material for another of Batman’s crazy rides. Revealed today, the new has 2,363 pieces and will retail for | | EU €199.99 when it’s available for LEGO VIP members October 21. It will be available for everyone starting November 1, and will include three minifigures of Batman, The Joker, and the Boombox Goon.
Have you heard? Winter is coming. That means it’s time to start thinking about festive decorations built out of LEGO! Let’s take a look at – a mysterious 510 piece set that will be released on October 1st. LEGO sent us a review copy, but didn’t provide any additional details, so we don’t yet know prices, or where exactly it’ll be available, or even the official set name. In the meantime, though, we can explore the parts, packaging, and multiple building options that this set has to offer. It sure looks like a wreath, but maybe it’s a Yuletide Frisbee or something.
There’s a new build in town and it’s got it all! This LEGO saloon and hotel by features plenty of interior details, cool techniques, and some sweet brick-built signage。 We have “SALOON” in the classic Modular theme font and “HOTEL” in a distinctively Western-style serif font, complete with embellishing and everything。 On the facade, the sideways log brick technique works wonders as wood-paneled walls。 Thomas also has a water trough made of a translucent blue glass window。 There’s also a water pump made of a crowbar and bar holder connection on top of a Technic connector spout。 In addition to the neat details at the front of this build, it is fully furnished on the inside。
The floors and walls are detachable for maximum playability. The angled saloon doors look perfectly integrated into the build even with the upper floor removed, with the help of some wedge plates and triangular tiles. A SNOT tile technique is used for the wall frames, creating a very clean-cut appearance. I’m also impressed by the level of detail crammed into the hotel rooms, including ceiling to floor curtains and a mounted deer head.
Here is an up-close look of the saloon furnishing, though it’s not quite the same without the hustle and bustle of its daily customers.
Feeling the itch to go on a road trip? Take a ride through our archives江苏快三走势图 for some more Western-inspired builds!
Sure you can plunk down the monetary equivalent of a used Toyota and buy yourself the now-defunct set。 But who would you impress, really? Here at The Brothers Brick, you get more kudos and respect if you take matters into your own hands like did here。 Even though it’s a wee little Death Star it is expertly constructed and well detailed。 And it’s the perfect size and shape to turn it into an ornament for your Christmas tree。 Now you have art and practicality all rolled into one。 I’d like to see you try that with your 10143 LEGO set。 If you do, let me know how that goes。
never ceases to amaze me with his LEGO creations. Ever since his series, he has been making one astounding creation after another. First Contact is no exception to this. It features an out of this world landscape with a spaceship in a colour scheme that will send you on a trip down memory lane. The space crew is carefully conducting their work without noticing that their presence hasn’t gone unnoticed. Bart is a master at building alien creatures from obscure LEGO parts. He always manages to use the parts that I am never able to think of a good use for.
You’ve got to hand it to this mech for its commitment to that blue outfit. Is that how it works with mechs? They wake up one morning and sift through their wardrobe of sassy ensembles and decide…blue it is! Well, even if that’s not the way it is with mechs, you have to admire the craftsmanship of this LEGO creation by . Gundam fans would recognize this as the , which I was already well aware of and definitely didn’t learn it from looking it up three minutes ago so don’t get that idea in your heads. This builder is on a roll lately with cool mechs. It turns out this mech has hundreds of friends you may want to check out, each with their own fabulous outfits.
From the early days of the Empire comes ‘s LEGO creation of what truly can be described as “dark times。” Here, two Imperial clone troopers patrol a run-down street while dangers lurk in the shadows。 This whole creation looks dirty, and that’s probably just the way Hugo wanted it。 From the different shades of grey, brown and tan, the colors flow together to show the grit of the Star Wars universe, as well as the same colors that are shoved into the crevices of the building。 Each brick looks like it naturally exists there。 I also really like the use of red capes as the awnings on the walls。 That’s a technique we don’t see often enough。
The best part about this build is that it fills me with questions: what will happen next? Will the dark Duro figure get the jump on the troopers? Or will the Imperial assassin on the upper level strike first?
I think I’m not alone in assuming, as a child, that we’d have Mars colonization by the time I was grown. Well, we haven’t even sent manned missions out there yet. But when we get there we’ll inevitably need to shoot stuff. shows us what that could look like with this impressive LEGO Mars Corporation Ares Long-Range Artillery Platform. As you may know, Ares is the Greek god of war and Bob tells us this is Mars Corporation’s deadliest vehicle. He could have called it by its Roman mythological name but that would have been…uh…redundant.
Proving he’s no slouch, Bob also built this Hermes Mobile Command Center in the same striking red and white color scheme. Designed for long-range missions, this vehicle can hold up to six passengers as well as the driver and gunner. This makes sense considering Hermes was the ancient Greek god of trade, wealth, luck, fertility, animal husbandry, sleep, language, thieves,…and travel. Phew, that’s a lot of jobs! We can only assume all those other things are going on onboard as well.
We’re kind of really into Bob’s stuff. Here’s the proof.