New LEGO Ideas Contest: Build United!

LEGO Ideas has launched another contest with plenty of cool prizes up for grabs. To celebrate the release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272), this next LEGO Ideas contest encourages all LEGO builders to come up with their most creative way of showing support to the famous Red Devils in LEGO brick form. Build United! is now currently in its Submission Phase which began last January 16. The deadline for submission of entries will be February 20, 2020, at 6 AM EST.  Read on for more details.

LEGO Ideas Contest: Build United!

Old Trafford has been given the LEGO® treatment, could you do the same with anything and everything Manchester United? We’re looking for goal recreations, brick-built badges, or even player statues! It doesn’t matter what it is, so long as it celebrates The Red Devils!

If you’re the Grand Prize winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:  

LEGO Ideas Contest

Two Runner Up winners will each receive:    

Head on over to the contest page to read the contest rules and get started. 

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Winners of the $100,000 LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge Announced

Back in September last year, LEGO in partnership with Amazon has launched the LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge Powered by Alexa calling all talented LEGO Mindstorms builders and programmers to come up with their coolest and brick-built robots operated and controlled by Amazon’s Alexa. After almost 4 months of review, the results are in with six Finalists and one Grand Winner bringing home the title of being the Ultimate LEGO Mindstorms Champion. Watch the video demos of the winning entries.

Finalist – Smart Susan

Everybody loves a tea party but many can’t afford a butler so this entry into the 13 – 17-year-old Creators category transformed the Lazy Susan into a Smart Susan.

 

Finalist – LEGO MINDSTORMS Puppy Training using Alexa Voice Control

Get the ultimate puppy owner experience: build a LEGO MINDSTORMS puppy and teach the puppy the basic commands using Alexa.

 

Finalist – LEGO MINDSTORMS Wafflebot with Amazon Alexa

You talk to a robot about waffles, then the robot MAKES YOU WAFFLES.

 

Finalist – Paige Turner

An Alexa voice-controlled, LEGO MINDSTORMS robot that can read and turn pages of books for the visually impaired.

 

Finalist – Amazing Amazon Alexa’s Magic Show (feat. LEGO MINDSTORMS)

Amazing Amazon Alexa teams up with the Legendary LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 to perform an amazing magic show.

 

Finalist – Sky Finder

Explore space with this LEGO MINDSTORMS gadget and ask Alexa to show you the locations of planets, stars and even galaxies.

 

And the Grand Prize goes to… can you guess? To our favorite LEGO Technic Master builder and LEGO Ideas fan designer Jason Allemann. Known as JKBrickworks in the LEGO fan community, Jason impressed the contest’s judges with his super fun and engaging Game Station. If you recall, Jason is also the genius behind the previously released LEGO sets such as the LEGO Ideas Maze (21305) back in 2016, and the Pop-Up Book (21315). His latest accomplishment as the overall winner of the LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge further cements his title as one of the most talented and brilliant LEGO builders of all time. Check out winning entry below, and again congratulations to all the winners!

Grand Prize – Game Station

Challenge yourself and your friends with interactive games powered by Alexa.

 

 

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.

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.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Product Qualifiers Announced

It has been a while since I last visited the LEGO Ideas community, not because I lacked the interest (I’ve always been a fan of original LEGO creations coming from the community), but with so many things going on in this side of LEGO fandom its kind of hard to keep pace at times. So when the announcement finally came in rounding up the final list of LEGO fan submissions that got that overwhelming 10K support during the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Qualifying Period, I just need to put the spotlight on these cool brick creations.

Let’s take a quick look at these 12 qualifiers and what we can expect from them.

Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

 

The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti

 

Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda

 

The Huascar by aldrin

 

Winter Chalet by sdrnet

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217

 

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley

 

The LEGO Ideas Review Team will surely have a bit of a challenge in determining which among these original creations will eventually end up on store shelves as the next official LEGO Ideas set. They’re all excellent in themselves and we even have our own favorites such as the Clockwork Aquarium and its fun play features. We just have to wait and see until the Review Stage is concluded sometime during the third quarter of the year.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

We’re also waiting for the LEGO Ideas Review Team to wrap things up with the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and hopefully, we can get a final word from them during the next few days in which among the ten sets from this batch will emerge as the next LEGO Ideas set.

Which among these Third 2019 LEGO Ideas product qualifiers are your favorites? Which do you think will emerge as the victor? Share us what you think in the comments below.

A Closer Look at the New 2020 LEGO xtra Polybags

A few days ago, we saw an abundance of new LEGO polybags for 2020. I am personally a fan of the series and I even have a handful of polys from this series that I want to include in my LEGO shopping list. However, there is a couple of polybags that fell from my radar that I will certainly not mind adding to my cart. For those who would like to add more fun to their builds or MOCs, these new 2020 LEGO xtra polybags will surely do the trick.

Since their introduction last year, the LEGO xtra theme has provided plenty of options for building and creating your own LEGO town or scenery. It offers plenty of additional LEGO minifigure elements and other building pieces clustered on a particular theme or motif.

For 2020, LEGO is expanding on this selection with the inclusion of another plant-themed polybag. Coming in at 32 pieces, the LEGO xtra Botanical Accessories (40376) adds on its first offering with a similar name (set 40310). The former now includes a simple, brick-built tree and a couple of brown fences. It’s a great way of adding more brick foliage to your LEGO landscape. The LEGO xtra Sports Accessories (40375) on the other hand, is the first of its kind. With 36 pieces, it allows you to add some LEGO elements and minifigure accessories if you wish to recreate a hockey, skiing, roller skating, or an archery competition. It also comes with a small, brick-built target and a trophy piece for an epic minifigure archery contest.

Read on for more details about these new 2020 LEGO xtra polybags when you click on the following links below.

LEGO xtra Sports Accessories (40375)

2020 LEGO xtra Polybags

Kids will love this action-packed LEGO® xtra Sports Accessories Set (40375). This fun playset includes an array of LEGO sporting equipment, including hockey sticks, goals and a puck, roller skates, a buildable archery target and bow, skis and ski poles, minifigure helmets and a trophy element to inspire hours of competitive play. Creative youngsters will be thrilled with the chance to introduce some sporting fun and adventures to their existing LEGO sets.

  • Kids can recreate the excitement of several cool sports with this LEGO® xtra Sports Accessories set, which features buildable equipment for hockey, skiing, roller skating and archery, plus a trophy for the winner!
  • This awesome set is suitable for both solo play or competitive sporting fun with friends, and immediately opens up a world of exciting new play options when combined with other LEGO® sets.
  • A wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for kids aged 6 and up, this 36-piece construction set comes with easy-to-follow instructions so young builders can assemble it with speed and confidence.
LEGO xtra Botanical Accessories (40376)

2020 LEGO xtra Polybags

LEGO® fans can create their own garden with this fun and updated LEGO xtra Botanical Accessories Set (40376). This charming playset includes a variety of LEGO elements and buildable items, including 3 trees, flowers and plants that can be customized for spring, summer, fall and winter, 2 fences and much more. Kids will love using their imaginations to bring garden-based adventures to all their existing LEGO® sets.

  • Kids will love creating their own special gardens with this LEGO® xtra Botanical Accessories Set, featuring a customizable tree, flowers and plants, foliage elements for all seasons, 2 fences and 2 small tree elements.
  • This garden playset can be enjoyed by kids on their own or with friends and opens up endless play opportunities when combined with other LEGO® playsets in their collections.
  • A fun and cute gift for kids aged 6 and up, this 32-piece construction set comes with simple-to-follow instructions so young builders can put it together with ease and confidence.

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!

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables Qualifies for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

It has been long dreamt for by long-time LEGO and Nintendo fans that a sort of crossover happens between these two pop icons – and these next LEGO Ideas product idea may hopefully pave the way for that. The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst is our next LEGO Ideas project that managed to earn those needed 10K fan votes to enable it to qualify for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. This LEGO product idea takes its inspiration from the famed stables of the hit video game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that was released back in March of 2017 together with the world debut of the highly popular Nintendo Switch.

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

The LEGO Ideas Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables faithfully recreates the stables that are commonly found throughout the land of Hyrule. It also features several roof sections that can be opened to reveal the inner workings of the build. Other features include a fire pit and several benches, crates, ingredients, and of course horses. Proposed minifigures for this product idea includes the characters of Link, Kaas, Beedle, Pikango, Stable Master, Traveller, and a Mystery Minifig.

The LEGO Ideas Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

Here is my first submission for LEGO ideas. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Stable. 

I chose the Stable as it captures well the spirit of this great Zelda game. Stables can be found throughout the vast landscape of Hyrule and I think it looks great as a LEGO set too, plus… horses!

Disclaimer: Unfortunately I have zero graphic design expertise. So when it comes to the minifigures you will have to use your imagination, I have tried to get something as close to representative as possible from what was on offer. 

This, therefore, is also the case for any printed elements or stickers you imagine would be involved, 

some classic Hylian script and some tasty recipes on the inside wall!

The Build: 

The roof sections are hinged to allow the stable and horse pen to open up. Inside are 4 beds, a table and chairs, a recipe and the reception desk (for the trusty Stable Master to turn trusty Inn-keep). 

Grab some apples or monster parts and cook up something tasty! Missing an ingredient? Why don’t you check the crates, or ask Beedle! I’m sure I saw a Lizalfos horn somewhere about… 

Feed the stable dog a nice piece of prime meat, maybe he will reward you!

You may even be able to see signs of a sneaky Korok nearby…

Contents: 

  • Stable 
  • Fire Pit & Benches
  • Crates and Ingredients (various)
  • Weapons (various)  
  • Horses x3 

Minifigures:

  • Link
  • Kaas
  • Beedle
  • Pikango
  • Stable Master
  • Traveler 
  • ???

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

This is the second LEGO Ideas submission that is credited to builder Hanwasyellowfirst that managed to gain 10,000 LEGO fan votes. If you recall, the LEGO Ideas The Seven Dwarfs’ House product idea is currently in review as a qualifier in the on-going Second  2019 Review Stage. The LEGO Ideas Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables is the third set to enter the Third 2019 Review Stage following the likes of Queen: I Want to Break Free and Seinfeld 30th Anniversary Set.

Do you think this set has the potential of opening doors for future LEGO and Nintendo partnerships? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary Product Idea Qualifies for Third 2019 Review Stage

After achieving the necessary 10,000 votes needed to move forward, the LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary product idea by BrentWaller now qualifies for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. This original LEGO Ideas project proposal celebrates 30 years of the beloved classic 90s comedy TV series, following a similar vein as such that of the now available (but temporarily out of stock) LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319).

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

The LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary product idea won the votes of 10K LEGO fan supporters in just a few months since its entry in the crowd-sourcing platform in June of this year. It’s quite an accomplishment for a LEGO Ideas product idea considering the relatively short amount of time that it took to earn the necessary LEGO fan votes to move on to the Review Stage. This proposed LEGO set comes in at approximately 900 pieces, almost at a similar piece count to that of the  LEGO Ideas Central Perk. If you look closely, these sets also somehow share a notable similarity in terms of design, with both of them making good use of a central piece where all the characters interact. It will be really interesting to have these sets displayed side by side if in case the former becomes an official LEGO set. The LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary product idea also includes minifigure versions of Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer and “Newman”.

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary Product Idea

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

On July 5th, 1989 the show about nothing was born.

This LEGO Ideas project celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the beloved classic 90s comedy sitcom with an accurate recreation of Jerrys Upper West Side Manhattan apartment using approximately 900 LEGO Pieces.

It also includes 5 minifigures including Comedian and show namesake, Jerry Seinfeld, neurotic best friend George Costanza, friend Elaine Benes, eccentric but kind-hearted neighbour Cosmo Kramer and Jerrys arch nemesis, mailmanand neighbour known only as “Newman”.

With your help and vote this project could become a real LEGO set so you too can recreate your favourite scenes about nothing. 

The Seinfeld 30th Anniversary product idea joins Queen: I Want to Break Free as the second project to qualify for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. So what do you think about this 90s sitcom-inspired set? Do you think it will win the approval of the LEGO Ideas Design team? Share your thoughts in the comments below.