WATCH: LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) Designer Video

Whether you’re a newbie in the LEGO hobby or a veteran AFOL, LEGO’s latest adult-focused theme has something to offer that will inspire the creative person in you. After officially unveiling its LEGO Art theme earlier this month, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video that gives us an inside look at the creative inspiration behind one of its offerings. Check out the LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) designer video below.

LEGO Designer Chris Stamp shares with us the inspiration and design process that goes with LEGO ART, particularly to that of MCU’s Iron Man. The LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) allows you to recreate three particular versions of Iron Man as we remember him on the big screen, each of which somehow presents a particular milestone in the evolution of Tony Stark’s superhero persona. Set on a 48×48 frame, LEGO fans can choose to recreate the Mark 3 that appeared in the very first Iron Man movie. You can also opt to recreate a pixelated image of the Hulkbuster if you wish to memorialize Iron Man’s historic bout with the Hulk and their subsequent team-up as the world’s mightiest heroes in the form of the Avengers. And finally, as a fitting tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of the “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” we all cried for in Endgame, the LEGO Design team saw it fit to have the Mark 85 as the final representative for the LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man mosaic.

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You can choose to display all of the three different versions of MCU’s Iron Man as seen above. Bear in mind that you need to have three sets of the LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) in order to do this. 

As you may have known already, what is also cool about the LEGO Art theme is that you can combine several copies of the same set to recreate a larger, more impressive LEGO mosaic. You can combine three of these LEGO Art Marve Studios Iron Man and you can have an almost 4 feet long LEGO mosaic art that you can proudly display at home. The combined, three 15.5 inches panels recreate the ultimate Iron Man in an awesome, dynamic pose. You may also opt to display all three separate designs like a sort of a timeline that covers the significant events in MCU’s Iron Man.

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Or you may opt to have a larger 4-foot panel using three same sets for that ultimate LEGO Iron Man tribute.  

What builders may also find interesting about the LEGO Art theme are the new parts that come with them. There’s the new 16×16 brick that allows you to divide the LEGO Art set into 9 separate panels. Such design allows the builder to focus on one section of the set, without being overwhelmed by the rest of the details. There’s also a new and wider black brick separator (which looks cool by the way), designed specifically to remove 4 or 6 tile pieces at a time. Finally, there’s a new hanger piece which is basically a 3×5 panel with a pinhole that allows the completed set to be hung and displayed on a wall.

The new-for-August 202o pieces that were introduced with the LEGO Art series.

With the latest LEGO Art series, LEGO hopes that adult fans of the brick and those that are just starting in the hobby will be able to appreciate what this series has to offer – a sort of a creative break, especially during these trying times.

The LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) will be released on August 1 and will be joined later on in September by other cool selections of pixel-brick arts such as Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197), The Beatles (31198), and Star Wars The Sith (31200). You may click on these affiliate links to know more about them, or head over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Build Your Pop-Art Passion With These New LEGO Art Mosaics

LEGO has finally revealed its latest line of sets catered to the AFOL community. Last March, I made mention of a rumored series of LEGO wall art sets that are said to be launched in the latter of summer. And this time around, LEGO  has unveiled the LEGO Art sets that provide a new ‘canvas’ of creative building expression for older LEGO fans.

Slated to be launched on September 1st, the LEGO Art brings together some of the most iconic personalities and characters of the 20th century, allowing LEGO fans to render them in a LEGO mosaic format.

What is also interesting about these sets are the parts that are included with them. The new LEGO Art series comes with a new and wider black brick separator (which looks cool by the way), designed specifically to remove 4 or 6 tile pieces at a time. Though the media resource that LEGO has released does not give us a closer look at its new baseplate-like piece, I feel that the new canvas for the LEGO Art series is more like a large, singular 16×16 brick with Technic holes on its sides. These features allow the 9 pieces of these large bricks to be connected to each other to create an impressive 40cm square canvas. There’s also a generous amount of round tiles that come in new colors that serve as your brick paint of sorts in coloring your LEGO wall art.

And as a bonus, LEGO is throwing in some pretty neat interview soundtracks or anecdotes coming from the creators behind Iron Man and Star Wars and those individuals who are most familiar with the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles.

There are four sets in the LEGO Art theme, all of which will be available sometime between August and September, retailing for $199.99 per set. It should also be noted that although each LEGO Art set offers several options on how you can create your brick canvas, they cannot be built simultaneously. That means if you wish to have all of the Beatles members displayed side by side, then you must have 4 copies of set 31198. Also, it seems that in the case of the LEGO Art Iron Man and Star Wars mosaics, you can combine 3 of these sets to create larger, composite wall art.

Here’s what LEGO has to say about its latest line of products. Read on for LEGO’s official press release for the LEGO Art mosaic sets, followed by their official images. These are now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, and you may click on the following affiliate links below if you wish to have a closer look.

Transform your passion into art: the LEGO Group puts pop-art back in the picture for adult builders.

New LEGO® ART sets featuring Marvel and Star Wars characters and famous celebrities help adults get into the right ‘frame’ of mind while creating their very own masterpiece.

Billund, July 1st, 2020: Today, the LEGO Group is launching a new canvas for creative expression alongside a series of much-loved partners. Designed for adults who pride themselves on their love of pop culture, four new LEGO® ART sets give creative adults a different way to transform their passion into art. 

Those who love Warhol or Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, or iconic characters from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars™ galaxy can pay homage to their idols by creating their very own LEGO artwork portrait to proudly display in their homes, offices or wherever they enjoy their music, film or art. 

The LEGO® ART sets offer adults a new creative experience to help them relax and recharge as they transform a blank canvas (or in this case, small interlinking base plates) using LEGO tiles. Each set can be reimagined in several different ways to express the personality of each different builder and to make it easy and simple for pop culture lovers to refresh the LEGO ART piece on display in their house. All four new sets come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art, and a new hanging element to make them easy to hang up and switch around.

With new research from the LEGO Group finding that 73% of adults often research new ways to help them relax*, each LEGO ART set comes with a bespoke soundtrack that makes the perfect building companion. Featuring fascinating anecdotes from the creators of Iron Man and *Star Wars*, or those closest to the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles, the soundtracks dive deep into the inspiration behind each design to help adults fully immerse themselves in the building experience and unwind while they explore their love of music, art or film in a new way. 

The LEGO® Marvel Studios Iron Man set will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com while the other three sets will be available from retailers from 1st August 2020, or from 1st September in the US. Products may be available to pre-order from 1st July from selected retailers in certain countries.

LEGO Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197)
3,341 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art

LEGO Art

LEGO Art The Beatles (31198)

2,933 pieces | $119.99

LEGO Art

LEGO Art

 

LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)
3,167 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art
LEGO Art
LEGO Art Star Wars The Sith (31200)
3,406 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art

LEGO Art

LEGO Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Minifigure Reappears In The Philippines – and Much More!

News has been quite slow recently, but a trip to our local LEGO Certified Store here in the Philippines (one of the two in fact) was about to change all of that. OK, I know it may sound a bit exaggerated but the nerdist AFOL in me couldn’t pass this one out. If you remember a couple of months ago, we featured one of the most recent LEGO Star Wars minifigure promotional that is levelling up in terms of popularity. A quick browse over at Bricklink hints on the idea that the LEGO Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot (5004408) polybag is slowly gaining a following, and the said minifig from the Star Wars Rebels theme is becoming a desired collectible.

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So imagine my excitement when I saw this ad posted at the counter of our local LEGO Certified Store in Bonifacio Global City, Manila. The store’s staff was also kind enough to let me hold and snap a photo of the actual Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot polybag. Pardon me for the poor image, it seems that my phone’s camera doesn’t stand a chance against the warm glow of the LEGO Store.

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The good thing is that the store’s Facebook page has posted the complete promotional regarding this. Here’s a better copy.

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As mentioned in the store’s ad, the exclusive LEGO Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot (5004408) polybag comes free for every minimum, single receipt purchase of Php 3,499 (roughy equivalent to $70) of any LEGO products. You may have noticed the slightly higher price point as compared to last June’s LEGO Brand Stores promotional in the US that ran only for two days from June 4 to 5. However, if you noticed in the ad, it mentions TWO free minifigs per customer for the said qualifying purchase, PLUS the fact that the Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot promotional in the Philippines runs on a longer period which is roughly two weeks until supplies last. I’ve confirmed this with the store’s staff, and the promo is perfectly legit. It is a freebie that is too tempting to pass and I have until the end of the month to cross my fingers.

 

Just a side note: it was also a great day visiting the LEGO Store in BGC since we’re just in time for their LEGO Mosaic Building Workshop, where kids ages 7 to 14 were taught on how to come up with their own brick-built mosaics of the Caped Crusader’s logo. I have to be honest, I never thought LEGO mosaic building can be a very daunting task! It seems like a walk in the park when Jason did his Deadpool, Bane, and Mickey Mouse Tsum Tsum mosaics out of LEGO bricks, but it was absolutely fun nevertheless.

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It was also a perfect time to visit the store because other than the A-Wing Pilot minifig, they’re also having a make-and-take-home promotional were children ages 4-14 can have a FREE LEGO Creator Tiger (30285) that comes with any LEGO purchase. They’re also having the usual Monthly Mini Build promotional, and for the month of October they’re giving  away for FREE a LEGO Creator School Bus (40216). Unlike in LEGO Brand Stores in the US and other parts of Europe where you need to pre-register using your LEGO ID, the LEGO Certified Stores both in BGC and Alabang Town Center in the Philippines does not require any preregistration as you can see from their ad below.

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The store is also pretty much updated with regards to the most recent releases such as the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets, LEGO City Volcano Explorers, LEGO Mixels Series 9, and the Disney and Series 16 Collectible Minifigures. I’m proud to say that after an hour of feeling my way through countless blind bags, I finally landed on my much-awaited LEGO Disney Stitch minifig! They also have on display several hard-to-find LEGO Creator sets such as the Fairground Mixer (10244), Brick Bank (10251), and the Detective’s Office (10246). There’s also a couple of seasonal themed sets available just in time for Halloween and Christmas, such as the Trick or Treat Halloween Set (40122),  Halloween Bat (40090), Santa’s Visit (40125), and Snowman (40093).

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He finally landed on my desk – welcome home Stitch!

So if you happen to be in the Philippines, or you and the family is planning to visit the country for a vacation, especially that the holiday season is just around the corner be sure to check out our very own LEGO Certified Stores in BGC and ATC. Just head over to their Facebook page for more info, or simply pay a visit to the store and approach  their friendly and accommodating store staff.

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Special shout out and thanks to Keno and Brian for patiently bearing with my questions and nerdy excitement.

How To Make A LEGO DC Comics Bane Mosiac

DC Fans! Here we are to show you how to make a Bane LEGO Mosaic creation.

What You Need:

You will need 1×1 bricks in the following colors and quantities.

Red – 10x

Tan – 57x

White – 22x

Lt. Bluish Gray – 7x

Black – 267x

This is what the final product will look like

BANE-MOSAIC

This is a guide to know what colored bricks to put where

We also have this available in PDF format for easy printing.

LEGO Bane Mosaic Instructions

Watch Us Build It!