“My Mommy Always Said There Were No Monsters… Only A Vicious-Looking Custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph”

From a LEGO Facehugger MOC to a custom LEGO parasitic chest buster, it looks like the next step to this nasty alien’s brick evolution has finally arrived. We are all very familiar with that lingering sense of fear of being physically invaded and being turned to a host by that terrifying Xenomorph from the Alien movie franchise. Over the years, director Ridley Scott’s vision of this dreaded alien powerhouse managed to become a sort of pop culture icon immortalized in many different forms. And this time, our brick rockstars from Build Better Bricks managed to capture the alien’s final form in a custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph.

Custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph

Coming in at  599 pieces, this latest offering from B3 gives you an ultra-realistic version of this iconic monster, complete with all the fine details of the alien creature from the 1980s. For example, this alien’s head is perfectly replicated using shoulder pad pieces and Technic click hinges, while the mouth can be opened and even placed with a tiny, inner jaw. For added realism, a transclear 1×4 antenna may be connected underneath its mouth for that menacing drool.

Another cool feature of this build is its highly articulated and flexible tail, thanks to its use of Technic ball joints. These joints allow the custom LEGO Xenomorph to be posed in many different ways as well. The way in which these joints are connected also closely resembles the monster’s tail and skeletal structure as seen in the movie. These and the rest of the build’s features are aptly explained by Tyler in this latest B3 video. Watch this.

If you wish to add this to your collection of movie-inspired builds, then be sure to check out Build Better Bricks for details on how you can build this MOC. For a minimal amount, you get a 70-page building instruction, a parts list to see if you have the necessary LEGO pieces to assemble your own custom LEGO Xenomorph and Stud.io file that will help you find and purchase any missing parts from Bricklink.

This custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph follows B3’s collection of high-quality building instructions inspired by other film franchises such as those from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Carribean, Marvel, and my personal favorite, Lord of the Rings.

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Create Your Own LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build With These Building Instructions

LEGO fans near NYC, specifically at the Flatiron District, are now just counting the days before the LEGO Store opens its doors for another Make-and-Take Event slated this August. As a way of promoting the new LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269), this next LEGO Make and Take event allows LEGO fans to build a mini-replica of the iconic motorbike using only 70 LEGO pieces. Most of us will probably miss out in bringing home this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build due to obvious geographical reasons, but thankfully, we have the good ol’ folks of Promobricks and their friends to help us figure out how to create our own.

Towards the end of July, bikers and other participants of Dresden, Germany’s Harley Days were in for a brick surprise from the LEGO promotional team. Other than showcasing a life-sized brick model of the famous big bike, participants of the celebrated biker event were treated with a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build which they can construct and take home. As such, those who joined the event managed to snap images of its respective parts list and building instructions as you can see below.

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build
Search your LEGO collection if you have these parts to have your own LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build.

Coming in at 70 pieces, the parts list is pretty straightforward with most of it consisting of Technic parts. There seem to be no exclusive parts included in this mini build, with the exception of the unique Harley-Davidson logo sticker which is exclusive to this mini-build. But even without the sticker sheet, this is still an excellent build that any LEGO rider will surely love to include in his or her collection.

Image credit: Promobricks

Thanks once again to Promobricks for sharing this to the rest of the LEGO community.

Building Instructions for LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Sets Now Available

For LEGO fans who were not able to join in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and thus have access to the LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive sets that are to be found in the LEGO booth, this might be our chance to have our own versions of these. LEGO Customer Services was kind enough to upload the building instructions for this three LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive sets: the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901), the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), and LEGO DC Comics The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903).

Check out the building instructions for each of these sets by clicking on the following links.

LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901)

LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Sets

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902)

LEGO DC Comics The Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903)

 

Though there are no exclusive parts included in these sets save for the 2×3 special anniversary printed tile that goes with the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), the rest are relatively common. There are also a couple of first-for-2019 parts that are still exceptionally rare like the Black 1X2 Roof Tile used in the Sith Trooper Bust, and the Medium Stone Gray 2×2 Inverted Plate with Snap for the Captain Marvel and the Asis, both of which are found only in 4 to 5 sets. With some improvision, these parts can be somehow replaced if you’re not the completionist type.

If you need a handy tool to know if you have all the necessary parts needed to build these sets LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive sets, then you may want to check out Rebrickable. Not only does the site have the needed parts inventory from these sets, but it also features a handful of powerful search tools to help you see if you have all the parts that you will require as compared against the LEGO sets that you currently have. It also allows you to connect to Bricklink or Brickowl to directly purchase any missing LEGO parts to third-party sellers if in case you need to find that rare piece.

So what do you think about this collection of LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusives? Which one will you build this weekend?

Build Your Own Custom Microscaled LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run

During this month’s Father’s Day celebration, Toys R Us stores across Canada made this day extra special for AFOL dads through a LEGO Make and Take promotional. The freebie is an impressive 52-piece microscaled model of the iconic LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run

However, if you’re not living in the Canadian region and you wish to try making your own remarkable microscaled model of this famous Star Wars scene, then fret not. Thanks to Instagram user officejedi who shared some images of this build’s parts and finished build, we now have an idea on how this can be built using the LEGO pieces that may just be lying at our home.

But in case you find it hard to make sense out of this chaos of LEGO pieces, then you’ll be glad to know that the good ‘ol builders over at Rebrickable have reversed engineered this set and has now provided the building instructions and parts list in creating this LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run microscale build. You may access and download the pdf file for these instructions right here. Alternatively, you may view these instructions below. These parts are pretty common so you can easily build this classic, micro X-Wing with parts that you may already have.

LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Trench Run

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the most recent LEGO Star Wars sets released last April. These include the LEGO Star Wars 2019 Spring Collection, and the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Commemorative sets. Just click on the following affiliate links to know more. Happy building!

Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)
Action Battle Endor Assault (75238)
Hoth Generator Attack (75239)
Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)
Action Battle Echo Base Defence (75241)
Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242)
Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)
Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)
Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)
Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)
Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

Exclusive LEGOLAND Park (40346) Set Building Instructions Now Available Online

Last month, LEGO revealed that LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers will be exclusively offering the LEGOLAND Park (40346) set to all its visitors and guests beginning June 1st. This 1,336-piece set will retail for $90 USD and features an impressive amount of minifigures – eleven (11) in total. Check out the following official images courtesy of Promobricks.

LEGOLAND Park (40346)

This set features some of the park’s most famous attractions and landmarks such as its iconic entrance, a Knights themed roller coaster, a Pirate Island ride, Miniland, and an observation tower. The LEGOLAND Park (40346) also sports a LEGO Store, hotdog stand, and a park bench. The choice of minifigures included in this set does not disappoint as well – I like how LEGO opted to add a wheelchair, a baby carrier and a baby minifig in this set. Needless to say, it is a great build that can be added to any existing themed park MOCs that you’re working on.

However, if in case you’re quite far from any LEGOLAND Parks or Discovery Centers, then it might help to know that LEGO Customer Service has uploaded the building instructions for this set. Except for a few relatively new parts (such as the new railroad parts used in the LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster), and a handful of stickers, you may try to Bricklink your way in gathering the necessary parts in replicating this set. You may also download the complete set of building instructions for the LEGOLAND Park (40346) right here.

Though this is a great set to have, I’m not really sure if I’m in favor of how LEGO handles their “exclusive” sets. Because in the final analysis, it’s the loyal fans who have no access to these exclusives that ultimately end up in the losing end, while LEGO scalpers out there charge a rather exorbitant amount for these highly sought after sets. These are just my two cents on the matter, though. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers Rumored to be the Next LEGO Promotional Set

To celebrate the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) a few weeks ago, LEGO also threw in a sweet Make and Take Event at it’s Flatiron (NY) and Leicester (London) LEGO Stores. Needless to say, the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers was a hit to LEGO and Netflix fans where in-store patrons get to build this iconic fort in the woods and bring them home at the same. Eventually, building instructions were released online showing how to recreate this 48-piece set less the two exclusive stickers of course.  Of course, if we will have our way, it will be nice to have this Make and Take promotional be available across all LEGO brand stores in the country. And thanks to a report by The Brick Fan, it might be the case

Castle Byers take away build from LEGO Stranger Things event. More photos and instructions at Imgur link. from lego

It was rumored that after the initial debut of both the Upside Down (75810) and the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers, the latter will eventually be introduced as the next Make and Take promotional across LEGO Stores in the US. LEGO Stores are somehow mum about this, but according to The Brick Fan, registration for this event may actually start tomorrow, June 10. That’s good news especially if you’re a devoted LEGO collector. I know this set is relatively easy to make with all its parts readily available in your modest LEGO collection. However, if you’re a LEGO completionist and wishes to have the exclusive Castle Byers stickers that go with it, then be sure to check out with your local LEGO store to confirm this Make and Take promotional.

The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $199.99 USD. Coming in at 2,287 pieces with eight (8) instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon.

Building Instructions Shared for Castle Byers Make-and-Take During LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) Launch

So, how’s that LEGO Stranger Things hype, huh? It’s now a day since the late-night/midnight launch events in NYC and London. The Upside Down (75810) was a massive hit with everyone who saw it. And attendees of the respective events had a great time with the crowds, spectacle and entertainment.

Part of the activities offered during the launch of 75810 was a Make-and-Take event. Those who joined in got the opportunity to build a miniature of another famous landmark from “Stranger Things.” Who can resist the sight of Castle Byers, the little fort in the woods? Can anyone not be charmed by a LEGO interpretation?

A Reddit user has done LEGO and “Stranger Things” fans a solid by posting the Make-and-Take build’s instruction sheet. Like all M&Ts of the sort, the instructions are but two pages long. They should be easy to follow for curious builders who couldn’t be there for the actual launch events.

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Even if a LEGO fan needs to hunt down some parts listed online, he won’t need to spend much. A calculation done on the Reddit post claims the total for all bricks to be roughly $5 only. About the only details permanently missing from self-builds of LEGO Castle Byers are the label-stickers for the signs.

Back with the star of the shows last Tuesday-Wednesday, VIPs can get LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) now. The rest will have to wait until June 1. We also invite you to look back at the nifty and fun promo teasers LEGO presented before/after the set’s official reveal.

Building Instructions for “Blade Runner 2049” Spinner MOC by Ascended LEGO Builder Carter Baldwin, Available Free

One thing about being a popular LEGO fan-boy is that there’s a chance the company might notice. Then there’s the probability of becoming an ascended fan by working for LEGO. The downside is that, if one has been making money from their LEGO MOCs then that’s no longer an option.

That was the story for Chris “Powerpig” McVeigh in February. Last month, AFOL MOC-er Carter Baldwin also got hired by LEGO. So far, his MOC-filled Twitter account remains up. Fans can continue to be in awe at his creations, from “Aliens” Xenomorphs to “Blade Runner” flying cars. That latter project has suddenly come to prominence.

Baldwin’s rendition of the Spinner from “Blade Runner 2049” is an incredible model. Scaled to minifigure size, it can seat two in its cockpit. The mechanics are pretty sound too, as are the details. The Spinner MOC even has a stand to simulate flight mode.

LEGO MOC blog and online market Bricks on the Dollar now hosts the Spinner’s building instructions from Carter Baldwin. It’s free of charge and has a sequential series of images showing how to assemble. The needed LEGO pieces and elements are presented so that interested builders can look for them.

The last word regarding Baldwin was that he’s part of the LEGO design teams that work on superhero franchises. Sooner or later an official LEGO set will release with his input, though we probably won’t know if he’s involved unless he does a designer video.

Building Instructions for LEGO Star Wars May the 4th Make & Take, Both Tantive IV and LEGO Australia’s X-Wing

If you recall, during May the Fourth multiple LEGO Stores worldwide held a “Star Wars” Make & Take building event. The subject was a miniature version of the new hot set the Tantive IV (75244). We mentioned that the building instructions for these will appear eventually. Guess what: they did.

Our fellow LEGO news source Brick Fanatics actually put up the official instructions day after May the Fourth. Now, LEGO Star Wars fans that couldn’t get to the Make & Take at participating LEGO Stores can build the micro-Tantive themselves. But it turns out not all LEGO Stores offered that.

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Over down under, LEGO Australia had their own Make & Take event during May the Fourth last week. Rather than Princess Leia’s blockade runner, the subject was another famous Rebel spacecraft. This was shared by “Star Wars” news site Rebelscum. Aussie fans instead got to make the more-iconic X-Wing fighter.

Now, the Make & Take event held by LEGO Australia had provision for only 100 participants. Luckily Rebelscum managed to acquire the official building instructions. Like Brick Fanatics did with the mini-Tantive IV, Rebelscum have now shared their find online.

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It might take some hunting down of the specific parts needed (plus online retail scrounging if necessary). The result will be a nice mini-build of the X-Wing with S-foils locked in attack position; Happy building.

Build Your Own LEGO Easter Bunny with Free Building Instructions from Build Better Bricks, Here in Our Shop

For LEGO builders, the second Sunday from now would be the prime time to make something decorative. After all, that’s Easter Sunday. One can’t help but assemble a bunny or chicken to celebrate the occasion. You can even try LEGO’s official Easter 2019 seasonal sets, like the Chick BrickHeadz (40350) or the Chicken Pod (853958).

But perhaps you prefer the more “traditional” Easter animal, the bunny. There was a BrickHeadz set (40271), but that was last year. Perhaps you’d prefer to just make one not from a set. But maybe you’d like a guide so you’d know what to do.

Then perhaps we at The Brick Show can help you out in our Shop. Newly listed in our current offerings is a nice LEGO Easter Bunny building instruction. It’s been graciously supplied to us by Build Better Bricks. If you think the 2018 Bunny BrickHeadz (40271) was too ostentatious, then maybe this you’ll like better.

As you can see on our Brick Show Shop, the Easter Bunny by Build Better Bricks is a no-frills construction. We have the bunny itself and an Easter egg. That’s it. It should be an easy assembly job. And the best thing is, the instructions for the build are free!

Go ahead and get an early start on your Easter LEGO décor by downloading the instructions PDF for the Easter Bunny courtesy of Build Better Bricks. Just add to your cart and check it out. While you’re there, have a look at our other listings.