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!

Advertisements

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.

LEGO Product Idea The Queen: I Want to Break Free is the First to Qualify for the Third 2019 Review Stage

While this year’s LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage has already begun, we now have our very first 10K entry that qualifies for the Third 2019 Review Stage. Garnering a total number of 10,000+ votes from the LEGO fan community, The Queen: I Want to Break Free project by Han Sbricksteen features the band’s iconic 80’s music video rendered in LEGO bricks.

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

This brick creation comes in at approximately 1,300 pieces and features minifig versions of the band members Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and of course the legend himself, Freddy Mercury. It was a long road for this project since it was introduced to the public more than 2 years ago, but I guess its worth the wait. The Queen: I Want to Break Free LEGO Ideas project is slated for review at the latter part of this year.

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

Welcome to the most famous living room in the history of music videos

Wake up and visit the funniest house with Freddy Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. This set is a tribute to the famous music video I Want to Break Free. The song with the same title was included in the classic album The Works (1984), by Queen. This project pays homage to one of the most influential rock bands in music history.

  • Includes 8 minifigures: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, and the same musicians in disguise.
  • The house has two sections: the living room with the stairs and the kitchen.
  • All the rooms are completely furnished.
  • Accessories include a vacuum cleaner, two feather dusters, a scourer, four forks, four knives, four cups, two newspapers, a vase, a bottle, a can of soda, a carton of milk, a carton of juice, a pretzel, two cherries, a banana, and a sausage.
  • Great for display or role-playing scenes from the iconic music video.
  • This set includes over 1300 pieces.
  • The model measures over 5” (14 cm) high, 17’’ (44 cm) wide and 7’’ (19 cm) deep.

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

The LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage Has Begun

After some relatively minor controversies, the LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage finally commences as announced over at the LEGO Ideas blog site. With more than 10K fans supporting each of these 10 product ideas, the window for the qualifying period between May to September 2019 has already closed. Those entries that will hit the 10K mark will be considered for the next review period which will begin on January 6, 2020.

Second 2019 Review Stage

The LEGO Ideas Review Team is still hard at work wrapping up the First 2019 LEGO Review Stage so its exciting to see how this will turn out. I’m personally cheering for 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building by  Ivan Guerrero so I hope this build gets selected. For the meantime, let’s take a look at these 10 entries, and comment down below on which LEGO product idea do you think will turn out to be the next official LEGO Ideas set. Just click on the following links to know more about these entries. Congratulations to all the candidates!

1. UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis by Snelson42

Second 2019 Review Stage

2. Thunderbirds Are Go by AndrewClark2

Second 2019 Review Stage

3. Pursuit of Flight by JKBrickworks

Second 2019 Review Stage

4. History Museum by Bricky_Brick

Second 2019 Review Stage

5. The Office by Lego The Office

Second 2019 Review Stage

6. Medieval Blacksmith by Namirob

7. Winnie the Pooh by benlouisa

8. Nasa Spacecraft by Micro_Model_Maker

9. The Haunted Mansion: 50th Anniversary by GoodOlPrice

10. The Seven Dwarfs’ House by Hanwasyellowfirst

For the latest LEGO Ideas sets out there, particularly the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319), be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

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.

Hear What LEGO Has To Say About These LEGO Ideas Archived Projects

Last week, we first reported a rather puzzling move by the LEGO Ideas Team on two LEGO Ideas archived projects that made it through the 10K fan support milestone. Unfortunately, these product ideas – the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack by Figura and Japanese Tea Garden by Coosey Goosey – were later removed from the Achieved Support page which will make them eligible for the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

It didn’t help much also that LEGO was quite mum regarding the reasons behind this issue since a lot of LEGO fan support went out to these product ideas with the hope of seeing them as actual LEGO sets in the near future. Needless to say, it left most fans of the LEGO Ideas platforms scratching their heads a bit, searching for possible answers to this unusual situation.

However, it now looks like that LEGO is now giving fans an idea of what has happened that led them to make such an unusually tough decision. LEGO opted to break their silence over the matter so that fans may have a better understanding of what really transpired with these LEGO Ideas archived projects.

LEGO Ideas Archived Projects
One of the two LEGO Ideas archived projects that reached 10K fan support: the Japanese Tea Garden.
LEGO Ideas Archived Projects
Another LEGO Idea archived project: the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack.

Here’s what the LEGO Group has to say over at the LEGO Ambassador Network:

Although questions haven’t directly come in via LAN, I can understand there are some questions about the recent archival of the two LEGO Ideas 10K Club submissions Japanese Tea Gardens and Gravity Falls Mystery Shack.

It’s incredibly rare that we make the decision to remove submissions that have achieved the 10,000 supporter milestone and to not allow them through to the review stage. Unfortunately, after a thorough evaluation we made the tough decision (because we can clearly see that both models are incredibly well built) that in these two cases we had to do this as the submissions did not comply with our Terms of Service. We couldn’t, in respect to the LEGO Ideas community, move the submissions into the review stage as well as award prizes, whether the main prize or the consolation prize, to the members in question.

Although we know that you’re all very interested in knowing the specific underlying reasons for why we decided to archive them, this is not information that I can share with you out of respect for the privacy of the members in question. Should the members in question choose to share the reason for the archival of their submissions, then they are welcome to do so.

From what we can learn from LEGO’s statement, it looks like the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack and Japanese Tea Garden entries violated the LEGO Ideas’ Terms of Service. Obviously, it’s a broad statement, to say the least since we have no way of knowing exactly what this particular breach in TOS is LEGO is exactly referring to.

It could be anything in particular within that lengthy agreement, but according to the exchange of discussion within the LAN group, it was mentioned that one of the builders of these entries was a previous LEGO Store employee. That could point out a possible reason why these product ideas were eventually shelved. I guess these are speculations, to say the least, until such time that the owners of these product ideas will speak and share their own side of the story. LEGO made it clear that they are free to do so, and it’s now up to Coosey Goosey and Figura if they wish to shed more light on this matter.

So what do you think about this new revelation? What other possible reasons do you think that the LEGO Ideas Team could have in shelving these LEGO product ideas? Let me know in the comments below.

Check Out These Winning Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs From LEGO Ideas

Remember last June when the LEGO Ideas platform launched a contest to create the most unique, custom LEGO brick-built hybrid dinosaurs? Well, it turns out that these builds have finely gone out of their shells and we now have three winning entries that show what happens when LEGO is unintentionally (?) mixed with dino DNA. There are three winners from this recent LEGO Ideas contest, with one bringing home the bacon for the wackiest dino creation around. Let’s check these winners from the LEGO Ideas Unleash Your Own Genetically Modified Hybrid Dinosaur.

First off, we have two Runner-Ups: one that this seems to be the stuff of brick nightmares if you happen to stumble upon a real one, while the other is so cute and adorable, you might need to stop yourself from eating it.

Runner Ups

Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris by Langemann Lego

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

“Some kind of Monster,” Dr. Henry Wu said as he saw his new creation. He decided to mix up the DNA of the Tyrannosaurus Rex with some predators of our world, to get one of the most dangerous and scary creatures ever seen: The Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris.

Some DNA of a Scorpion for armor, poison and useable claws.

Some DNA of a tiger for bigger fangs, better ears, and eyes.

856 parts.

Hopefully, his creation will not break out…

 

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

This wonder of science came after a company birthday party gone wrong. Some Dino DNA mixed with the cake and the Tricaketops was born! Half Triceratops, half Cake. It’s known for its durable frosting skin, candle horns, cupcake feet, and delicious taste!

Grand Prize

Tyrannocow (T-cow) by yop1172

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

It seems that someone did not follow the rules of the laboratory, and some milk remains fell on the samples! This dinosaur is a mixture between a T-rex and an ordinary cow, it is not dangerous, but it can’t be milked by anyone, and protects cows and farm animals that naturally seek its habitat.
Ironically I used a mini cleaver piece (98369) to make the ears, and the minifig hairpiece 25379 to make the hooves.
Does anyone want some milk? 
These brick-built hybrid dinosaurs winners got to bring home an impressive array of 2019 LEGO Jurassic World sets (for the Grand Prize winner), plus the gargantuan Jurassic Park T.rex Rampage (75936) set. All of these sets are currently available at LEGO Shop@Home in case you want to take a look.
I personally want to build that Tyrannocow and Tricaketops myself. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Two LEGO Product Ideas Drops Off From the Second 2019 Review Stage

I feel this is quite peculiar and too early on for the LEGO Ideas race. After reporting on the recent 10K achievers on the LEGO Product Ideas platform, the LEGO Ideas Team gave a rather puzzling comment to two of the projects that qualified for the Second 2019 Review Stage.

The next LEGO Ideas Review stage for this year will commence next month and as of this posting, there are supposedly 12 entries that gathered the necessary votes from LEGO fans making it qualified to enter the Review Stage. However just last Thursday, LEGO has already put an end to the possibility of seeing two of these product ideas become an official LEGO set. Specifically, these are the Japanese Tea Garden by Coosey Goosey, and Gravity Falls Mystery Shack by Figura.

Second 2019 Review Stage
The LEGO product idea Japanese Tea Garden by Coosey Goosey.
Second 2019 Review Stage
The LEGO Product Idea Gravity Falls Mystery Shack by Figura.

LEGO’s official statement can be found on each of the project’s page, with the term “chosen to archive your project” as a more friendly way of saying that they will no longer consider these entries for production, even if they haven’t officially begun the Second 2018 Review Stage yet. Here’s what LEGO has to say to the respective product idea creators.

Decision on Our Ability to Produce this Project

Aug. 15, 2019

Dear Figura (Coosey Goosey),

First, thank you for building and submitting your very well done Gravity Falls Mystery Shack (Japanese Tea Garden).

Regretfully, we have chosen to archive your project and no longer consider it for production for reasons communicated to you privately. Your project will remain visible on LEGO Ideas, but in a status where it can no longer be supported or commented on. This way fans can still admire your creation.

We’re sorry to be the bearers of this disappointing news!

Frankly, as far as I can remember, this is quite unusual coming from the LEGO Ideas Team. I’m sure that they have a reasonable explanation for their decision, and that it was already privately communicated to the creators. However, I still find it difficult to think why LEGO would do such a move given the fact that they could have waited until the Second 2019 Review Stage to be concluded and simply select from any of the other 10 proposed sets. The 20,000+ LEGO fan supporters who voted for these product ideas are also somewhat kept in the dark considering that the Comments thread/section of the product ideas’ respective pages are now locked preventing any further queries about the matter. The only consolation that supporters have is that the images of these entries will not be removed from the platform.

I’m sure that builders Coosey Goosey and Figura are the only ones who can clearly explain the reasons behind this decision if ever LEGO will be mum about it, with questions still floating in the air. Does this mean that LEGO is on a tight schedule to release sets that might be based on a similar set or concept? The Japanese Tea Garden may likewise be a good candidate to be the next LEGO Architecture set, while the Gravity Falls Mystery Shack, as far I know was at some point at the center of LEGO set rumors. These are just my own speculations though.

I have to say also that this move from the LEGO Ideas Team is not something that I am happy about because it opens the possibility that other 10K LEGO product idea achievers may also experience the same. In the final analysis, other than the creators themselves, it is the fans who trusted the LEGO Ideas platform who will be the ones left feeling disappointed and disillusioned. I just hope that LEGO will shed more light into this, particularly when the Second 2019 Review Stage kicks off.

Take a Look at These 21 Winning Minifigure Vignettes From the LEGO House

I’m a huge fan of LEGO minifigure vignettes and it goes to show that the people behind the LEGO House in Billund also has a soft spot for this form of LEGO art. In celebration of the 2nd year anniversary of the LEGO House this 2019, LEGO Ideas launched a contest that encourages builders to create fun builds that will wow visitors in the famous House of the Brick. This building contest ran for a month from May 6 to June 6, with the winners announced a couple of months ago. The contest had quite a following with more than 40 winning entries that were chosen. Out of this group of winners, there are 21 winning minifigure vignettes that were specifically chosen to have the bragging rights of being displayed for a year inside the LEGO House until 2020.

These 21 winning minifigure vignettes depict our little actors either in the business of doing their daily chores or living out the adventure of their lifetime. What makes these winning entries stand out is the particular brand of LEGO humor that they convey which is quickly recognizable to any LEGO fan.

Not only do the creators of these minifig depictions got the bragging rights of displaying their work inside the House of the Brick, but they also received the exclusive LEGO House Dinosaurs (40366) set that can never be found anywhere else. As a badge of their outstanding accomplishment, each of the winners was also awarded a uniquely printed personalized LEGO brick, with the name and country of the builder to accompany the model.

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

I’ve compiled these 21 winning minifigure vignettes for our viewing enjoyment and easy reference. You may also click on the following links below for more info on these entries.

Which among these winning minifigure entries is your favorite? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

Coffee Cup Cafe by printed_slope

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

A man was getting his cup of coffee one day from the Coffee Cup Cafe. Along comes a Gingerbread Man carrying a red cup, like this is nothing odd. Presumably, he also wants a coffee. That or he wants to ask for spare change or donations for something. The man and the barista have never seen anything like this before and just stare open-mouthed at him in surprise.

An Unexpected Visitor by AleksBricks

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

I got my inspiration from Western times and movies. I knew from the start I wanted to make a fun scene with a dinosaur because I love dinosaur movies. 

Royal Guard by printed_slope

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

The Royal Guard is just doing his duty. Some annoying tourists come along and decide to see if they can distract him. One of the tourists is taking a photo while the other two try to get a reaction by brandishing an ice cream and a hot dog in his face. The Royal Guard is getting ticked off and is doing all he can to not lose his temper. A bobby policeman has just entered the scene – will he tell the tourists off?

Surfing Wave by printed_slope

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

Take to the waves with this creation of a surfing wave. A shark minifig deftly maneuvers the surfboard through the wave. Unlike the surfer who has just wiped out and the wave has sent him “over the falls!”

Great White Surprise by nasa105

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

What a bright sunny day it is on the seaside fishing pier! The old fisherman is out enjoying his weekend fishing trip, waiting for a bite on his line and making sure those pesky seagulls don’t get into his lunchbox. However, the clever great white shark has his own weekend surprise… A weekend snack to be precise!

Presentation Without Pants by jackmojo1

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

I have this recurring dream (nightmare, maybe) that I’m giving an important presentation at work and for some reason, I’ve forgotten to wear pants. Everyone is laughing and I’m just standing there mortified. Well, this seemed pretty hilarious to me so here we are!

No Space For Little Room by Ryanzilbn

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

When my friend coming over, either I have no space to build my hauls or my lego collections are too big. Perhaps a third world problem?

Surprised Postman by ForlornEmpire

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

A mailbox scares the postman!

The Space Miners’ Cavern by MinifigInSpace

Winning Minifigure Vignettes

From giant crystals to strange alien creatures, The Space Miners’ Cavern is full of surprises! A heavy-duty trapdoor protects the valuable energy crystals below and doubles up as a way to keep the local inhabitants from making unexpected visits to the surface (at least theoretically). 

My Turn Please by benlouisa

There can’t be many things in the world that are more fun than controlling a Chicken Mech dressed as a chicken!

Swimming Race by printed_slope

As the swimming race is about to start, the contestants take their places on the starter blocks. One swimmer looks over at his fellow swimmers and is surprised to see a person in a shark costume and another person in a penguin costume. Sharks and penguins may be good swimming animals, but does wearing a costume means a better or faster swimmer? We will just have to see who wins the race!

Crazy Visit to the Natural History Museum by LuisPG

A quiet visit to the Museum of Natural History can turn into a crazy adventure when the children discover that the ribs of the whale could be swords.

Space Surprise! by Brickpiler

A spaceman has returned from his latest adventure with a batch of flowers, how thoughtful! Unfortunately for him, the foreign floral he brought back is the favorite snack of the space monster that has followed him back to base.

Bank Robbery by LukashevaInna

While the police eat donuts and drink coffee, the robbers dug a tunnel into the Bank vault.

Your Lucky Day by LegoFjotten

Just that special day where your luck changes for the better… or worse. Or even both, at the same time.

 

Fight for Treasures by ChaMi

Although there are so many treasures, they are still fighting. And the winner will get them all!

Japanese Garden Vignette by AuntMaskedSquid

This detailed model depicts a Japanese lady looking into the water during a walk in her garden. It contains a koi pond, pagoda bridge, bamboo, and many different kinds of trees in its 37 studs long x 27 studs wide x 22 studs high area and is the perfect display model. This model is designed to test the limits of what Lego can do and how Lego can look with its elegant arches, gentle slopes, and picturesque stepping stones.

Bad Dreams by LegoFjotten

Ever had a dream with that nagging feeling that you forgot something before you rushed off to school or work? This poor biker is dreaming he forgot to put on pants before he went to the garage to meet his buddy.
If people eat the leg of a bird…

Kitchen by LukashevaInna

A small scene in the kitchen 🙂

Bathroom by LukashevaInna

When children are left unattended in the bathroom.

 

LEGO Ideas Updates: Here Are Additional Product Ideas That Qualify for the Second 2019 Review Stage

It has been a while since I reported on what’s going on with the LEGO Ideas platform, particularly on the various product ideas that garnered the much desired 10K fan approval from the LEGO fan community. And now that were just counting the weeks before the Second 2019 Review Stage commences, I’ve decided to revisit these product ideas that have now entered the coveted ranks of the 10K Club. If you recall, we already shared some details on the first product ideas that earned the support of LEGO fans earlier this year such as the Thunderbirds Are Go, UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis, The Office, and Gravity Falls Mystery Shack. These submissions are among the first product ideas that made it to this year’s Second Review Stage. And after a couple of months, let’s now take a look at the rest of these original brick creations that garnered the necessary fan votes to qualify for the next LEGO Ideas review stage. Do take note that these are not yet the final listing since we still have roughly four weeks before the Second 2019 Review Stage begins. Let’s check these out, and tell us your personal pick in the comments below.

The Haunted Mansion: 50th Anniversary by GoodOlPrice

LEGO Product Ideas

When hinges creak in doorless chambers, and strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls…
Welcome, Foolish Mortals.

As the 50th Anniversary of both Walt Disney World and its version of The Haunted Mansion approaches, I wanted to offer up this project up as a tribute to a truly iconic attraction.

Fans young and old will be able to appreciate a hauntingly displayable front and a playable back with plenty of spooky rooms from the attraction to explore.

Winnie the Pooh by benlouisa

LEGO Product Ideas

Welcome to 100 Acre Wood, the home of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Explore Pooh’s home with Winnie the Pooh himself, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl (he’s sitting in the tree), Piglet and Eeyore.

This fun creation has been designed to look great as a display piece but also has great playability. With a removable house roof access to Pooh’s house and also the hidden nesting area in the tree is made easy.

Japanese Tea Garden by Coosey_Goosey

LEGO Product Ideas

With this model, I aimed to capture the beauty, tranquility, and style of the traditional Japanese Tea Garden. 

This model contains many of the iconic features of Japanese Tea Gardens, including several statues, a torii, bonsai trees, a pond, a tall arched bridge, a pagoda, and a bench to sit on, relax, and take it all in.

At the backside of the model, the ground is cut away to reveal tree roots, a koi fish in the stream, and a hidden underground cavern.

Pursuit of Flight by JKBrickworks

LEGO Product Ideas

This small kinetic sculpture is designed to celebrate the wonder of flight. The two planes tilt as they move from side to side, giving the illusion of flying gracefully through the air. The mechanism is controlled using a crank on the side of the model.

NASA Spacecraft by Micro_Model_Maker

Always liked the thought of space? or maybe the beautifully designed spacecraft? or perhaps the missions? if the answer is yes to any of these then this project may be for you!

This project features 4 of Nasa’s spacecraft, these include the Discovery Shuttle, Hubble Telescope, Pioneer 10 Probe, and Viking 1. 

Medieval Blacksmith by Namirob

I am very happy to present to you, my Medieval Blacksmith. (This model inspired me by Cabanaminis – you can also find Merchant’s house there).

After two months of work, my model was finished.  I put a special focus on many small details and the design. Also, I’ve varied a lot with the colors to give the Blacksmith the best possible expression. A harmonious color scheme was important as well, but one of the biggest challenges was the roof because there are many different angles and special techniques.

Of course, there is also an interior in this model. You can explore two different storeys, which you can see by a lift-off technique. On the first storey the forge can be seen and on the second is the living area.

From the outside, the Medieval Blacksmith is surrounded by many plants, animals and a large tree. Moreover, this set includes 3 minifigures and a lot of small details. In addition, the big carmine is characteristic of this set.

History Museum by Bricky_Brick

Welcome to the History Museum!

Here you can learn a lot from the past, and meet characters and works that are important to this day.

You will find the tomb of Anubis, the Discobolus of Myron, the Sunflowers of Van Gogh, The Fabergé Egg and many other works and artifacts without forgetting the pendant chandelier. It is a modular building with 3 floors fully compatible with the official Lego buildings. This product idea includes a Museum Director, Receptionist, Security guard, History Teacher, Student Photographer, and a Female Tourist.