I have to admit: while Lendy Tayag’s LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) is mightily flying all across the globe, I am still waiting patiently for my wallet to recover and say yes to my next LEGO wish list which of course, includes the LEGO Ideas Voltron set on the top of the list of this nerdy 80’s fan boy. The good thing is while waiting for my wallet to wake up from its brick slumber, Lendy was kind enough to share a mini, or more accurately, a custom micro-scaled LEGO Ideas Voltron set that any true-blue fan can assemble and will surely adore.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book in the US, and the eventual release of LEGO’s new Wizarding World sets, Barnes & Noble has launched a LEGO Build and Take this Saturday at select bookstore branches in the US. And just recently, fans who attended the event have now shared several images of this mini LEGO Hogwarts Express and the instructions that go along with it.
Toys R Us in the United States are no more, but this recent find by Brickset member RonnyNhas may tug a heartstring or two among LEGO fans who grew up with the brick and mortar store. As it turned out, LEGO still has TRU in mind when a recent discovery of a LEGO BrickHeadz Geoffrey (40316) set was stumbled upon via LEGO’s servers in the public domain, or more specifically, the building instructions to create the famed TRU mascot in LEGO BrickHeadz style.
If you’ve already seen Ready Player One, then I’m pretty sure that you didn’t miss that big fight scene including the iconic Iron Giant – that endearing piece of 90s pop culture produced by Warner Bros. Back then, the innocent charm and appeal of the mysterious space robot quickly caught the hearts of children and adults alike. Up until now, the Iron Giant has remained a cult classic among fans, and has even caught the attention of devoted AFOLs and builders in recent years. You may, or may not be happy on how Ready Player One referenced the beloved metal robot (with some reviews criticizing the fact that Spielberg’s recent film only exploited these pop culture symbols), but seeing a brick-built version of the Iron Giant will surely put a smile on any AFOL’s face.
Star Wars Day celebrations may all well be over, and in case you missed out on one of the LEGO Store highlights during May the 4th which is the Porg Make and Take Build Event, you’ll be pleased to know that here’s your chance to build one of your own. Thanks to Brickset, the building instructions to create this Porg are now available online for everyone to try. So while we’re waiting to see if the UCS-like Porg (75230) will really happen in October, try to see if you have the necessary parts to build this portable avian cutie.