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.
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 Rebrickablehave 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.
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.
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 amountfor 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.
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
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.
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 thelaunch 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.
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 promoteasers LEGO presented before/after the set’s official reveal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The arguable summit of fandom celebration for the “Star Wars” franchise within a year will take off in full force next week, as Chicago plays host to the annual Star Wars Celebration. There will be plenty of media panels for all existing and upcoming “Star Wars” media, not to mention exclusive merchandise for avid collectors.
As we already know, LEGO has its own stake in the exclusive merch. This is the special LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227). Only a select number of these will be acquirable by lottery during Star Wars Celebration, while the rest of the limited numbers will be made available only to Target REDCard members.
But what about those who can’t make it to Chicago bon April 11-16 or don’t have a Target REDCard? LEGO can help with that. The 327 pieces that are assembled to form the Vader Bust (75227) are mostly common LEGO. So what if you only need to know which pieces are needed, and steps on how to put them together?
As of now, the official parts list and instructions sheet has been made available by LEGO. That’s event ahead of the LEGO Star Wars Vader Bust (75227) set coming out on the Star Wars Celebration Chicago event and Target RedCARD.
The official instructions are rendered in PDF form and hosted on LEGO’s website, we know of this courtesy of our fellow LEGO news source The Brick Fan. We salute them.
In late November, LEGO tested out a new product line through an unconventional avenue, the Indiegogo crowd-funding platform. Their campaign was stupendously successful, with the hybrid brick-and-colored-skin building system appealing massively to AFOLs. Preorders of the LEGO Forma limited sets were off the charts, it’s no wonder they’re uncommon now.
For those who were interested in trying out the LEGO Forma sets but didn’t manage to get in the preordering blitz, here’s good news. LEGO has decided to make available the uniform building instructions for the sets online. The instructions, in PDF form, detail how to make the internal mechanics and base using Technic pieces.
After all, the LEGO Forma build is simply the articulated “skeleton” of an aquatic animal, supported by a base with a manual mechanism that causes the framework to “swim.” Over the LEGO skeleton goes a variation of paper skins colored to look like anything from Japanese koi to a shark.
Wouldn’t you know it, LEGO has that covered too. Also available for download are PDFs of the aforementioned Forma skinvariations. Simply print the patterns on sturdy paper, the go wild on the whiteness with your choice of colors. It’s this sort of creative potential that’s enamored AFOLs with Forma.
LEGO hasn’t made any announcements on when there might be new releases of Forma sets in the future. Until then however, fans can build their own colorful brick-and-skin fishes using the instructions and patterns provided.
We’re literally counting the days away before the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part finally hit theaters on Friday, and LEGO is building up on the excitement with this next reveal. We know that there will be additional LEGO Movie 2 sets coming this summer and this time, LEGO has uploaded its next round of building instructions via its servers, pointing to the fact that our next LEGO BrickHeadz sets will be dedicated to the sequel’s main characters. They’re not listed yet at shop.LEGO.com as of this posting, but LEGO was kind enough to upload the building instructions for these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz, particularly, Emmet (41634), WyldStyle (41635), Benny (41636), and Sweet Mayhem (41637).
Most LEGO fans will probably agree that one of the selling points of these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz sets are the unique, printed parts that come with them. Benny (41636) for example features a unique 1×2 tile that features a worn out, classic Space logo print. This nostalgic tile is a centerpiece for any LEGO Space fan and collector. Sweet Mayhem’s BrickHeadz version is also noteworthy – I like the particular details on her helmet, and the unique parts that go with this set as well, such as the white laser pistol and the new bright purple heart tile piece, both were first introduced in LEGO Movie 2 sets.
Since their building instructions are now listed online, we can expect that these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz sets will be released soon. Will keep a close eye on these sets, and let us know if you spot them on toy shelves. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the heads up.