LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck Achieves 10K Support

Following the first LEGO Ideas product idea to qualify for the First 2020 Review Stage, we now have another entry to garner 10K support from LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck by BrickinNick now shares the stage with Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane to become a possible set LEGO set later on.

LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck

The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck is based on Elon Musk’s vision of a ‘cyberpunk’ electric vehicle that is touted to have “better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car”. This brick rendition by BrickinNick attempts to replicate this vision by adding certain play features such as a working frunk (front trunk) or hood and tailgate functions similar to its real-life counterpart. He also upped the ante with this product idea by adding functional side doors, a mini-Tesla Cybertruck, Cyberquad, and a ramp.

Read on for the complete description of this product idea.

LEGO Ideas Cybertruck
“Better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car” – Tesla Motors
The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most polarizing vehicles ever. And it’s an all-electric one at that. As a long-time electric vehicle (EV) fan, I was excited for Tesla to be bringing out their own “Cyberpunk” inspired pickup truck. So much so, that I decided to build my own. Together, we can bring this crazy all-electric vehicle to LEGO fans all over the world!
About the build…
While it’s design may not be for everyone, many different elements and functions of the Cybertruck lend themselves well to an electrifying LEGO build. At this time, only the frunk (front trunk) and tailgate function. Opening passenger doors, a full interior, fold or slide-out ramp, opening charging ports, steering, suspension, the Tesla ATV, and more could all be integrated (and are being worked on for future project updates) making for an incredibly fun building experience. LEGO motorization could even turn this into a truly all-electric vehicle in brick form!
Dimensions: 35.6 cm L x 15.2 cm W x 12.7 cm H (14″ L x 6″ W x 5″ H)
Why will this make for a great LEGO set?
Tesla’s mission has always been to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This aligns with the LEGO Group’s goal of sustainability and leaving a positive impact on the planet. As of yet, EVs have only been marginally represented in the LEGO set catalog. The striking yet fun design of this LEGO Cybertruck would be an amazing way to get kids and adults alike excited about EVs and all the good they can do for our environment.
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You Can Sleep Well With This Battle-Ready LEGO Teddy Bear MOC

I’m pretty sure you haven’t seen your ‘ol faithful teddy bear like this before. And with something like this beside your bed at night, while you sleep, you can leave all your security worries behind. For those of you who are familiar with Moko’s superb LEGO MOCs, you are now probably aware that as far as his brick creations are concerned, they’re always, always, more than meets the eye. And this latest brick contraption from his workshop shows that this battle-ready  LEGO teddy bear sure means business.

LEGO Teddy Bear

I assume that this brick-built teddy bear has seen better days. Before he saw the necessity of gearing up for an apocalyptic catastrophe, he’s a bit laid back on his own. He knows how to relax and play around like any other teddys.

LEGO Teddy Bear

Just like Moko’s mechanized Mickey and Donald MOCs, this innocent-looking teddy comes with many points of articulation, allowing a wide range of movements and poses.

However, when things begin to get awry, this battle-ready LEGO teddy bear does not shy away from his real vocation- to serve and protect. And it only takes a flick of a button to active his kill switch, and his change in demeanor suddenly becomes clearly obvious.

LEGO Teddy Bear

The wide range of weapons available at his disposal is enough to make any threat have second thoughts going against him head-on. If carrying two rifles will not do the trick, then perhaps his pair of shoulder-mounted missile launchers will do the job.

LEGO Teddy Bear

LEGO Teddy Bear

Not shying away from the use of the latest combat technology, he can clearly measure the enemy’s capabilities using a combination of visual and auditory sensors. And if needed, he can also do an aerial surprise assault with a pair of rocket boosters even the Mandalorian will drool over.

So next time before you go to bed, be sure to have this teddy around for a good night’s sleep. I’m sure he’ll never let you down. And for more of Moko’s awesome original LEGO creations, be sure to check out his Flickr and blogsite pages.

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane Product Idea Is Our First 10K Support Achiever for 2020

LEGO Ideas has tagged its First 2020 Review Stage qualifier that achieved 10K fan support in Disneybrick55’s LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane. After officially opening its Third 2019 Review Stage with 12 qualifying would-be LEGO Ideas sets, Disneybrick55’s original creation has now set the stage for the next wave of qualifying sets.

Based on the original 1964 film, this brick rendition of Cherry Tree Lane replicates how the set may have looked like during this time. As you can see from the images, the main and central portion of the build consists of the Bank family residence, while the adjacent houses are empty similar to the props used in the classic film.

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins

This original LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins project proposal also features 8 minifigures: Mary Poppins, Bert, George Banks, Winifred Banks, Jane Banks, Michael Banks, Admiral Boom, and Mr. Dawes Jr.

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins

Here’s a brief word from Disneybrick55 about his/her product idea.

Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane
Discover the magic universe of Mary Poppins with this new project based on the 1964 original movie.
So this project contains the main part of Cherry tree lane avenue with the house of  Banks’s family which includes a lot of details of the movie like the bedroom of children, the living room and stairs.
Other buildings are actually fake buildings with only the main side like in the movie set.
So I put 8 minifigures: Mary Poppins, Bert, George Banks, Winifred Banks, Jane Banks, Michael Banks, Admiral Boom, and Mr. Dawes Jr.
Do not hesitate to go on my Facebook page to see many creations based on Disney universe.

 

There’s a lot going on in LEGO Ideas recently. We’re just waiting for the official announcement of the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) anytime soon while being excited about how the final versions of the LEGO Ideas Playable Piano, 123 Sesame Street, and The Pirate Bay will eventually look like.  I’m super hyped for Ivan Guerrero’s LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street, being a fan of the classic children’s show when I was a kid. Simply put, 2020 is just a great year to be a LEGO fan.

Check Out This Double Monster Trouble From Build Better Bricks

We’re just counting the days before a swarm of Treat or Tricksters come knocking at our doors this Halloween, and what a better way to add some brick-building fun to this occasion by including this double monster treats from our master builders from Build Better Bricks. Inspired by classic horror films, these custom LEGO Werewolf and LEGO Frankenstein Monster builds stands at 8 and 11 inches tall respectively – a formidable monster duo that never goes out of style. This monster tandem will be a great addition to that fear-inducing and gut-wrenching custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph that I featured a couple of months ago.

Double Monster

Double Monster

I love the range of articulation in these Halloween-inspired builds, especially the custom LEGO Werewolf. Such a well-built, organic form gives this creation a sense of ghoulish character and personality that makes you feel that it might jump on you at any time. The custom LEGO Frankenstein, on the other hand, retains it’s clunky, heavy built reminiscent of how the original monster looks and feels like. It is also well articulated and offers a lot of possibilities for display. This double monster brick builds is a sure way to get anyone’s attention this all Hallow’s eve.

If you want to add some LEGO brick-building fun this Thursday night, then be sure to head over at Build Better Bricks to purchase and download the building instructions to create these ghastly fun builds. Happy building!

Custom LEGO Werewolf

 

The best way to build this beast is in the light of a full moon…that is, unless you are also a lycanthrope. This model is highly articulated to capture a werewolf’s organic form. He can be posed standing or on all fours. This model would be a wonderful addition to any Halloween display.

Parts required: 448

Dimensions: 8″ tall x 4.5″ wide x 7.5″ deep

Estimated Parts Cost: ~ $55

Custom LEGO Frankenstein’s Monster

It’s Alive! Well, not really. However, you can play the role of Dr. Frankenstein and bring this creation to life. This monster is part man and part machine…and part plastic too. He’s harmless unless you put it near an open flame. Then he may melt. The model is fully articulated and stands exceptionally well. Great for your Halloween display!

Parts required: 557

Dimensions: 11″ tall x 7″ wide x 4″ deep

Estimated Parts Cost: ~ $40

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Junkertown Inspired Building Contest

Back in July, LEGO Ideas launched another building contest that asked fans to come up with their best brick rendition of the harsh Australian Outback in true, Junkertown-style. Inspired by the LEGO Overwatch sets, the LEGO Ideas Show Us Your Junker-Inspired Interpretation of an Overwatch Hero challenges builders to recreate their favorite Overwatch character if they’re a resident of Junkertown. The winners are in and let’s take a look at these outstanding winning entries.

Junker Orisa

LEGO Ideas Junkertown

This is my interpretation of a Junker-fied Orisa.
in all the chaos in Junkertown, a lot of her armor got damaged, and therefore overlapped and welded with old rusty pieces of metal lying around in Junkertowns surroundings. Though a lot of her changed, she still managed to keep some of her somewhat friendly personality.
I decided not to make huge changes to her, so the original design would be easy to recognize.
The model consists of 674 parts, its made in LDD and rendered with Stud.io ~ AlexWeigelt
Junkertown Hanzo

LEGO Ideas Junkertown

Hanzo equipped for surviving in the harsh environment of the Outback.
This was a really fun build, both to recreate the character recognizably and also to add the Junkertown twist. I hope you enjoy! (The cloth elements are all LEGO: parts 32652, 32653, 36964, 35863, and bb685pb01.) ~ BallomNomNom 
JunkerTown Winston

Even in the thick of the Australian outback, a scientist like Winston can figure out how to make the most of the surrounding junk. Armed with an electromagnetic frag launcher, a jet engine booster pack, a new cyborg arm, and of course, Winston never goes anywhere without his bull hide Spiffy hat! ~ Legofin.

Junkertown Winston

LEGO Ideas Junkertown

This version of Winston ended up in Junkertown after he escaped from the Moon. He used his scientific and engineering skills to build armor and a jump pack of the remains of his crashed emergency pod and equipped himself with a demolition saw that he found in an abandoned junkyard. After some modifications of his own, he is now equipped and ready to take on the other inhabitants of Junkertown! ~ oOger

Junkhardt

When Reinhardt was stranded in the Australian Outback without his powered armour, he had to adapt in order to survive. Crafting a new battle suit from old vehicle and spaceship parts, he is now ready to take on Junkertown in style… ~ MarkNewnham1

 

Each of the winners received the entire collection of 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets, plus an exclusive LEGO Overwatch box with special golden guns elements not found in any other LEGO sets. To top it off, winners also received some limited-edition Overwatch merchandise. For more details about the currently available LEGO Overwatch sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home. Congratulations to the winners! Keep on building, mates!

Build Your Own Collection of LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains With These Books

LEGO BrickHeadz is still going strong and with the recent reveal of the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232), we can still expect that LEGO still has more plans for these brick collectibles. I guess part of the appeal with this theme is the fact that the design follows a prescribed format that allows you to recreate any of your favorite pop icons into a standard LEGO BrickHeadz. With a bit of experimenting with your own LEGO bricks, you can even come up with any BrickHeadz character that you want. This is the principle behind these collections of books written by Charles Pritchett – the unofficial guide of building your own LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains.

I first stumbled upon Charles’ works when I was casually browsing Brickset’s listing of available LEGO books. His Building LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes Volume One: The Unofficial Guide, and its counterpart that allows you to build a collection of BrickHeadz villains, immediately caught my attention. I am impressed with the excellent custom LEGO BrickHeadz sets that he was able to come up, especially when it included some of my favorite Marvel and DC characters. The best part of it is that he makes the building instructions for these MOCs available for everyone. You simply need to search through your collection of LEGO bricks to see if you have the parts needed to build your favorite heroes and villains. Since your working with a LEGO BrickHeadz, you can easily look for a substitute part if in case you don’t have the prescribed LEGO piece mentioned in assembling the build.

As of this posting, Charles offers three volumes on how to build his custom LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains all of which you can purchase via Amazon. You may click on the following links if you wish to know more about these books.

Building LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes – Volume One: The Unofficial Guide 

Readers will find detailed, full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions on how to build the following characters:

  • Ant-Man
  • Beast Boy
  • Daredevil
  • Deadpool
  • Green Lantern John Stewart
  • Gwenpool
  • Robin
  • Starfire
  • Thor
  • Wolverine
Building LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes – Volume Two: The Unofficial Guide 

In this follow-up book, building instructions for the following characters are included:

  • Black Panther
  • Cyclops
  • The Flash
  • Green Lantern Kyle Rayner
  • The Invisible Woman
  • The Human Torch
  • Mister Fantastic
  • Raven
  • Shazam
  • The Thing
Building LEGO BrickHeadz Villains – Volume One: The Unofficial Guide 

LEGO BrickHeadz Heroes and Villains

And of course, our ensemble of custom comic book LEGO BrickHeadz will not be complete without our heroes’ archenemies. This volume highlights 10 most famous villains and how to give them that LEGO BrickHeadz twist.

  • Deathstroke
  • Green Goblin
  • Harley Quinn
  • Loki
  • Mysterio
  • Red Skull
  • Rhino
  • Sandman
  • Two Face
  • Weather Wizard

Oh Boy! This Custom LEGO Mickey Mouse Pays Homage to the Most Famous Disney Character of All Time

Perhaps it’s safe to say that Mickey Mouse is Disney’s most brick-rendered character ever since, well, we learned to play with LEGO bricks. Our good ol’ pal Mickey further cemented this title when LEGO and Disney entered into a partnership that gave us our first LEGO sets featuring the iconic mouse. Initially made available as part of LEGO’s Baby Theme, a predecessor to the LEGO Duplo line back in 2000, Mickey continued to be a part of LEGO sets that catered to budding preschool builders. However, during the past 3 to 4 years, LEGO made Mickey’s presence even more felt across its sets now catering to an older generation of LEGO fans who grew up with Disney’s main star. In 2016, we saw our very first LEGO Mickey Mouse minifigure in the LEGO Disney CMF (71012), and the massive LEGO Disney Castle (71040) This year, LEGO added another tribute to the legendary Disney character with the introduction of the LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie (21317) and the LEGO Disney CMF Series 2 (71024) both of which feature a vintage version of the star.

Furthermore, we also get to see a LEGO Mickey Mouse BrickHeadz edition which gives us our very first official brick-built version of the character. The LEGO fan community was likewise eager to showcase their own custom LEGO Mickey Mouse builds: from a Mecha Mickey Robo to a LEGO Mickey Mouse brick statue, LEGO fans can’t seem to have enough of the most famous mouse of all time.

This time around, Build Better Bricks also pays tribute to Mickey with its own brick-built version of the character while throwing in a couple of play features at the same time. B3’s LEGO Mickey Mouse is a whimsical take on the Disney star’s fun-loving and adventurous spirit. The way Mickey’s face and head turned out is really spot-on, making use of LEGO’s new rounded tiles. There are also a couple of legs and arms articulations that are featured in this original B3 creation which allows you to pose this custom LEGO Mickey Mouse in many different ways.

LEGO Mickey Mouse

It’s Mickey Mouse, the most iconic and famous cartoon character of all time. This LEGO model features lots of articulation and allows you to bring a little animation magic to the model. The face, eyes, hands, feet and buttons all make use of some of the new rounded tile pieces which are perfect for this model. Explore some of the fun techniques in the head which capture his iconic look. ~ Build Better Bricks

If you wish to try and build this original creation, then you may want to check Build Better Bricks’ website to purchase the instructions for building this MOC. Coming in at 262 pieces, this B3 original design may include parts that are not yet available in your parts inventory, so your purchase will also include a Stud.io file that allows you to seamlessly buy and transact over at Bricklink for those missing parts. This is also a good time to buy those building instructions that you want since B3 is running a buy 2 get 1 promotional. Hot dog! Happy building!

WATCH: LEGO Star Wars Droids Performs as an Orchestra

I guess by now most of you have seen this already, but I want to showcase this for everyone as proof of how cool things can happen when you combine together LEGO’s innovation and one dude’s crazy and mind-blowing vision of LEGO Star Wars Droids. After the announcement of LEGO Ideas’ next contest that challenges builders and creative thinkers to bring out their best, innovative ideas in utilizing LEGO’s brick and voice technology, I just want to share this video from LEGO’s YouTube channel to help you get inspired for that next big project of yours. Using a total number of 95 brick-built Droids as seen in the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) set, inventor, artist, and musician “Look Mum No Computer” shows us how you can push the boundaries of the LEGO brick. Watch this.

It took “Look Mum No Computer” a total of 3,148 hours to create this jaw-dropping setup including building the 95 LEGO Star Wars Droids and the coding needed to animate them. Of course, the best part is when they began playing the classic Star Wars theme. This orchestra consisted of LEGO versions of 46 R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids, and 23 Gonk droids all working in unison to play an impressive number of musical instruments: 10 violins, 4 cellos, 8 keyboards, 6 electric drums, 2 gongs, 2 chimes, 2 floor toms, and 2 cymbals. I can just imagine the level of coding and attention to detail that “Look Mum No Computer” has devoted to creating this amazing ensemble.

In a follow-up video, LEGO pulls back the curtain behind this LEGO Star Wars Droid Orchestra and shows us how this marvelous technological feat was accomplished.

We may never get to replicate what this crazed inventor has done with these brick-built droids but we can surely continue to explore the many possibilities that the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) set has to offer. Be sure to check out LEGO Shop@Home for more details about this set.

Build Your Very Own Futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson Bike in This Next LEGO Ideas Contest

If you’re LEGO wishlist still includes the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269), then you might be glad to know that here’s your chance to bring it home plus a couple of other exciting LEGO sets to go along with it. The LEGO Ideas website has been updated once more to include another contest that caters to all LEGO motorheads out there. Come up with your own version of a futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson bike and build one epic ride to the future. Throughout the month of September until October, gear up your LEGO building skills and come up with a custom LEGO big bike model that is future proof and equipped with the coolest features that you can think of.

Futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson Bike

Of course, the sweet LEGO prizes that the champ will bring home is something to look forward to. The Grand Prize winner will receive some of the most exquisite LEGO Creator Expert sets around: the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson (10269), LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265), and the LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264). On top of this, the king of the brick road will also be entitled to a LEGO Shop@Home shopping spree worth $500, plus another $1,000 worth of Harley-Davidson shopping spree at an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer which the winner can alternately use at h-d.com/store. And as a badge of accomplishment, the winner will also receive an exclusive Harley-Davidson Originals Cardigan Sweater directly from the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

Futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson Bike

Two Runner Ups will also be selected and they will get to bring home the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson (10269) and LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265). Each of them will also receive LEGO Shop@Home shopping credits worth $250, and $500 worth of Harley-Davidson merchandise and products. Like the Grand Prize winner, the Runner-Ups will also have their share of bragging rights as they get to wear their very own Harley-Davidson Originals Cardigan Sweaters.

The deadline for submission for the most futuristic LEGO Harley-Davidson bike is on October 9. Be sure to read the rest the contest guidelines, and check out some of the contest entries already submitted. Happy building!

Check Out The Winners For the LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars Building Contest

Last month, LEGO celebrated the release of its latest LEGO City sets by challenging builders to come up with their most imaginative builds that will bring us closer to the dream of space travel. The LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars building contest is now on the Winner Announcement Phase, with four entries being chosen as the best among the numerous entries that were submitted throughout the month of July. Eventually, it all boiled down to 2 Runner-Ups, 1 Grand Prize Winner, and another wild card entry awarded with a Bonus Prize. Check out these impressive, out-of-the-box, space-worthy creations coming from the innovative minds of our LEGO fan community.

Bonus Prize – Starship Jordan Miller by Stevenhoward27

LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars

The Starship Jordan Miller is the culmination of the hard work and cooperation of 16 countries coming together with a single purpose: go from the Moon to Mars. This spacecraft was inspired by the friendship and cooperation of 2 brilliant spaceship designers, Jordan and Miller. The Starship is propelled by a single nuclear engine in the back and powered by 11 main solar arrays with additional support from the solar arrays of the docked spacecraft. There are 8 docking ports along the main body. 2 Russian Korolev Deep Space Crew Transports bring the crew from earth to a Lunar Retrograde Orbit to dock with the Jordan Miller.  There are also 3 Infinity Cargo Supply spacecraft (grey spacecraft with the gold circular arrays) from Japan and Spain docked to supply food, water, and other necessities for the long journey to Mars.  At the front are 2 MDAVs (Mars Descent Ascent Vehicles) to explore Mars. It also has 3 robotic arms. It has a crew of 20 people.
Runner-Up – “The Lunar to Mars Embedded” by jumperplate

LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars

“The Lunar to Mars Embedded Spacecraft” (LME) is built within the core of a dislodged moon rock. The rock, being rich in ice, is used as both a shield and a fuel source. The LME is designed to carry smaller spacecraft with it on its long haul to mars. These included: two scout ships, the Verdigris Landing shuttle, and the Jupiter rover. During the trek, they will be used for maintenance and ice mining. Once the LME reaches mars orbit, the Verdigris and Jupiter will be used to land on and explore the surface. The initial launch will be a slingshot maneuver around the moon after which the engines keep a steady thrust on route to Mars!

Runner-Up – Moon to Mars Initiative by ArmoredBricks

Once LEGO City had set up a permanent research station on the Moon, they knew it was time to aim for Mars. They created the Lego Moon to Mars Initiative, an International Organization dedicated to sending Minifigure kind from the Lunar surface to the Red Planet. Scientists from Lego City, Bricksburg, and from across the studded seas in Bricklandia, came and designed the most powerful Slingshot ever. This method saves enormous amounts of fuel normally required for escape velocity, and is only possible on the Moon, where gravity is less than Earth’s. Four Astronauts were chosen for the mission, and after years of training, they are finally ready. Buckle up. It’s gonna be a ride.

 

Grand Prize – Moon to Mars Transport System (MMTS) by siuliano

The world’s leading private Space Agencies have joined forces with NASA to create the Solar System’s ultimate interplanetary human transport spacecraft.
Hop aboard the MMTS, a futuristic transport system designed to hold passengers in comfort for the long-haul between the space docking stations of the Moon and Mars.
Designed for lengthy journeys, the MMTS includes:
  • Solar arrays
  • An observatory
  • Rotating centrifugal force-based gravity belt with a combination of mechanical gears and a magnetic propulsion system
  • Space garden dome dedicated to relaxing, health and wellbeing, a glass-covered pond, and hydroponically grown plants (also featured in living quarters)
  • Science and research labs
  • Café and dining areas
  • Comfortable living quarters with advanced adjustable privacy glass enabling passengers to gaze into space from the comfort of their beds whilst filtering out light and harmful solar radiation
  • Community games, music, and recreational areas
  • Medical Bay
  • Gym

The Grand Prize winner gets to bring home the latest collection of NASA-inspired LEGO sets which include the entire array of LEGO City Space sets, the LEGO Creator Expert Lunar Lander (10266), LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), LEGO Creator Shuttle Transporter (31091), the gift-with-purchase LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) and an exclusive LEGO Creator Expert VIP Space Patch, all valued at $680+ USD. The Runner-Ups also get to bring home the abovementioned sets, except for the complete line-up of LEGO City Space sets save for the LEGO City Mars Research Shuttle (60226).

Which is your favorite among these LEGO Ideas Moon to Mars Building Contest winning entries? Let me know what you think.