Here’s Some Of The Great LEGO Star Wars Deals Happening At Toys R Us Starting This Week.

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Toys R Us in the US is having a truck load sale of their LEGO Star Wars sets starting this week, and the sets that they’re putting on sale are great deals that offer more value for your money. With 20% discount on these 20 LEGO Star Wars sets spanning across all episodes of the Star Wars saga, there’s something that will surely catch your fancy. Click here for more info.

These are some of the LEGO Star Wars sets that caught our attention, both for their value for your money and excellent build.

LEGO Star Wars Carbon Freezing Chamber (75137) from $24.99 to $19.99

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LEGO Star Wars Poe’s X-Wing Fighter (75102) from $84.99 to $67.99

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LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Speeder (75099) from $19.99 to $15.99

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LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana (75139) from $59.99 to $47.99

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LEGO Star Wars First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter (75101) from $69.99 to $55.99

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel (75093) from $84.99 to $67.99

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LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader (75111) from $32.99 to $26.39

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In addition to these Star Wars sets being on sale, there are other LEGO sets outside of the Star Wars theme that TRU is also offering at great, discounted prices. Some of these are:

LEGO Super Heroes The Hydra Fortress Smash (76041) from $39.98 to $23.98

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LEGO Creator Forest Animals (31019) from $19.99 to $11.99

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Finally to cap it off, Toys N Bricks reports that starting June 19th until 25th, Toys R Us is also giving away a free LEGO City 30346 Prison Island Helicopter polybag with purchases above $30. The promo is currently an in-store deal and will likely run until supply lasts.

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Thanks to FBTB for the tip.

 

 

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LEGO Officially Announced Its Next Wave of Exciting, New Merchandise At The 2016 Licensing Expo.

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LEGO has plenty of things going through the pipeline with its recent announcements during the 2016 Licensing Expo at Las Vegas a few days ago (June 21 to 23). Other than the possibility of seeing cool and exciting Marvel Super Heroes sets featuring a new wave of Guardians of the Galaxy offerings, the LEGO Group confirms more ‘exciting merchandise’ in relation to its upcoming theatrical releases, The LEGO Batman Movie, and The Ninjago Movie.

Further through their presentation, TLG also announced its recent tie-up with Cartoon Network as it promises a new line of sets dedicated to the wacky animated series, Adventure Time. We hope to see more of Finn and Jake’s antics, especially after their debut in LEGO Dimensions.

Here’s what TLG has to say in their recent press releases.

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Warner Bros Consumer Products (WBCP) and The LEGO Group continue to build on a powerhouse partnership offering kids and collectors a compelling portfolio of proven brands, including LEGO DC Super Heroes, among many others. Across the Studio, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group have taken their collaboration to another level for fans, as WBCP and The LEGO Group expand their strategic partnership into a portfolio that offers key product categories, except construction, to support Warner Bros. Pictures’ and The LEGO Group’s feature film offerings, bringing these characters and worlds to fans through an array of product. Exciting properties supported by a LEGO-inspired program, include:

The LEGO Batman Movie: WBCP and The LEGO Group brings fans of all ages exciting merchandise for the eagerly awaitedThe LEGO Batman Movie, which takes fans on a new adventure with Batman as the Dark Knight embarks on a personal journey to find himself while learning the importance of teamwork in hopes to save Gotham City from The Joker and the Rogues Gallery.

The Ninjago Movie:  Also from the world of LEGO comes The Ninjago Movie as WBCP and The LEGO Group continue their partnership to create cool and collectible product in driver categories to support the film.  Inspired by the wildly popular LEGO line of toys, Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago.

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The LEGO Group will create a new building set based on the Cartoon Network series.

Cartoon Network has partnered with the LEGO Group to launch a new LEGO set inspired by its animated series, “Adventure Time.”

The new “Adventure Time” LEGO set will include new brick-built figures and will feature concepts generated by the fan-fueled LEGO Ideas crowd sourcing platform.

Pitched by user aBetterMonkey, the “Adventure Time” set received more than 10,000 supporters between May and September 2015 during the LEGO Ideas contest.

“’Adventure Time’ is an exceptional brand with a fan base that spans kids, young adults and families,” says Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “Our partnership with the LEGO Group affords the opportunity to produce an iconic product, sure to be coveted by fans of all ages.”

The “Adventure Time” LEGO set will be available in early 2017.

LEGO Ideas is the home of thousands of LEGO concepts that have the potential to become full LEGO retail sets. Fans from all over the world contribute to the program and are encouraged to vote on the LEGO Ideas website for their favorite concepts. If an idea garners 10,000 votes within the selection period, it will be judged by a LEGO review panel for the chance to become a real product.

 

 

 

Source: PR Newswire and Global License! via Brick Fanatics

Check Out This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Display Frame

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Zusammengebaut shares another great find at LEGOLAND Billund for all minifigure collectors and connoisseurs out there. So far, we have not known LEGO to be keen with regards to creating minifigure displays and storage systems that are specifically built around a particular theme. The ones that LEGO are currently offering are sort of the generic, stackable minifigure cases that can either be found at shop.LEGO.com or at Amazon, plus they tend to take a lot of space.

This time around, LEGO offers another minifigure display and storage solution with a particular emphasis on a certain theme, or to be more exact for your LEGO Super Heroes minifigs. Reported to be found at LEGOLAND Billund, this LEGO display frame comes in 46 pieces, consisting primarily of a 32×32 studs gray baseplate, several angular plates (1.5 Bot. 1X2 2/2) plates with bow (2X2X2/3), and 2×2 plates similar to the ones you see below (images courtesy of Brickset).

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You can place more minifigures on to it as long as you have the similar pieces mentioned above. It may be a very simple build, but the way it is mounted on a frame that is specifically made for the Super Heroes theme is quite a good concept. Like other frames, you can either hang it on a wall or place it standing on a shelf or desk. Take a look at these images.

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It’s nice of LEGO to come up with such ideas. It is reminiscent of Nintendo’s pitch of having display dioramas for its amiibo figures. We hope to see more future releases designed for other themes such as LEGO Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and Star Wars, or perhaps a DIY kit where you’re free to come up with your own customized frame of any particular size according to your fancy and need. That will surely put a new and exciting play experience for your LEGO minifigures. What do you think?

LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 Officially Revealed – Images, Pricing, Release Date

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If you recall several weeks ago, we posted our take on some of the most anticipated LEGO Creator sets that are yet to be revealed in 2016. Among the three that we mentioned (including the LEGO Volkswagen Beetle 10252 and the holiday themed LEGO Creator Winter Train 10254), it is probably the LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 that is highly anticipated. For one thing, it is gorgeously huge with more than 4,000 pieces, making it the third largest advanced model that LEGO has come up with.

To commemorate the 157th year anniversary of the famous British landmark, LEGO has just released this massive set in honor of good ‘ol Big Ben. In a ceremonial-like unveiling which is set at exactly at 3PM (UK time) of May 19, the reveal is also accompanied by the LEGO Group’s announcement of their newest flagship store in London which will open later this year.

Here’s the official press release from the LEGO Group, followed by official images of this set.

10253 Big Ben

Ages 16+.  4,163 pieces.

US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 219.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1999.00 DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build the world’s best-known clock tower!

Get up close to Big Ben! The clock was first started on May 31st 1859, and Big Ben’s first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. This over 23” (60cm) high LEGO® interpretation of the iconic structure is a tribute to its engineering and architecture. It features a detailed facade with statues, shields and windows, and a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials and a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, plus buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn and a tree depicting the building’s location. This model makes a great display piece for the home or office.

• Big Ben features a detailed section of the Westminster Palace and the adjoining Elizabeth Tower, 4 detailed clock dials with movable hour and minutes hands, and a sidewalk, tree and grass area depicting the building’s location.

• Remove the top of the tower to access the Big Ben bell.

• Put your LEGO® building skills to the test!

• Special elements include 4 printed clock faces.

• Rare elements include ski poles, flowers and corner plates in molded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements.

• This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.

• This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 16+.

• Big Ben measures over 23” (60cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

At almost two feet high, the LEGO Creator Big Ben is imposing to say the least. It demands your attention just by the sheer size of it. Removing the top portion of the tower reveals an impressive clock work that is fully functional, complete with movable hour hand and minutes. Adding value to this set are the special and rare elements that come along with it, especially the printed clock faces. LEGO’s choice of using microfigs for the statues is really clever. This is one set that perfectly goes together with the LEGO Tower Bridge 10214. Throw in some pieces from LEGO City’s Fun In The Park – City People Pack 60134 and you have a more scenic recreation of the famous landmark.

There is so much to say about this set, but I have to refer this to Jason and Stephen’s expertise once they get their hands on the LEGO Big Ben.

VIP Early Access for the LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 will start on June 15 via shop.LEGO.com, followed by its launch date on July 1.

So what do you think about this set? Do you think LEGO did a good job coming up with this one? Hit the comments button and share your thoughts below.

 

LEGO What Am I? Board Game 40161 Revealed at LEGOLAND Billund

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LEGOLAND is full of surprises, and that is exactly what Zusammengebaut further discovered when he paid a visit to LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark. Hot off the trail from his post about the LEGO Friends Heartlake Performance School 41134 which he discovered at the shelves of the LEGO Store, comes another find that will get LEGO board game enthusiasts excited.

Similar to the popular guessing game “Guess Who?” by Hasbro, LEGO What Am I? 40161 follows the same game mechanics, but with a fun LEGO twist. We’ve heard about this set for quite some time now where it was initially sighted at the newly opened LEGO Certified Store in Arese Shopping Center, Milan, Italy. Given that it is not seen yet at any retailer outside of LEGO, chances are we might get to see more of 40161 as a LEGO Store exclusive, though it is not yet listed at shop.LEGO.com as of this writing. Take a look.

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What’s really nice about this set is the fact that it comes with plenty minifigures, 16 to be exact, with 8 mounted on each side of two separate baseplates plus other brick-built pieces. Perhaps other than being a great way to kill some time like any other board game, the greatest selling point of 40161 is the large amount of minifigures that it offers. If you look closely at the video, these minifigures are somewhat from the LEGO City theme, each with its own accessory. The only catch is that each minifigure comes in pairs since you must have two of the same minifig in order to play the game. As in any other LEGO board game, you are free to use your own minifigs and be creative in adding your own customizations. Watch this video for a better look.

According to Zusammengebaut, the shelf price of LEGO What Am I? 40161 equivalent to 60 Euros or roughly $68 USD. With 536 pieces and tons of minifigures, I definitely have no qualms in getting this set.

What do you think about the LEGO What Am I 40161? Are you excited to get one of these sets? Drop us a note in the comments section below.

Take A Look At This Stunning Recreation of LEGO Bionicle Companions PLUS Hi-Res Images of LEGO Bionicle Quake Beast 71315

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Earlier this year, LEGO introduced a new set of companions or elemental creatures to aid the Toa in their search for the Mask of Control. Containing raw elemental power that greatly boosts a Toa’s power, these six elemental creatures hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of the Great Maze. Representing the elements of water, fire, stone, ice, earth, and jungle, these creature-companions combine or ‘unifies’ with the Toa to form a more formidable figure.

This time around, LEGO unveiled another set of creature-companions with its Summer 2016 LEGO Bionicle releases aimed to even the odds by also giving power-ups to the arch nemesis of the Toas. Represented as elemental beasts, these beings exemplify nature’s fiercest and most violent qualities: Lava Beast (71313), Storm Beast (71314), and Quake Beast (71315). Once these creatures fuse with the scheming Umarak the Destroyer (71316), they unleash a greater destructive force known as Umarak the Abomination. The Toa really got their hands full this time, and it’s a race against time for the heroes to locate and recover the Mask of Control.

Perhaps inspired by the turn of events in the LEGO Bionicle world, BZ Power forum members, Tora (LittleTaggy), Tremah, and The Chosen One (Leonid An) collaborated to come up with a reimagining of the Toa’s elemental creatures to give them the upper hand against Umarak. The result is a stunning re-creation of these elemental creatures that we wish LEGO could have thought of. We took the liberty of posting the team’s phenomenal MOCs alongside LEGO’s official sets. Take a look and share us what you think.

 

LEGO Bionicle Uxar, Creature of Jungle (71300);  Uxar, Creature of Jungle by The Chosen One

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LEGO Bionicle Ketar, Creature of Stone (71301);  Ketar, Creature of Stone by Tora

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LEGO Bionicle Akida, Creature of Water (71302);  Akida, Creature of Water by Tremah

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LEGO Bionicle Ikir, Creature of Fire (71303);  Ikir, Creature of Fire by Tremah

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LEGO Bionicle Terak, Creature of Earth (71304);  Terak, Creature of Earth by The Chosen One

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LEGO Bionicle Melum, Creature of Ice (as found in 71311);  Melum, Creature of Ice by Tora

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In spite of working separately, the team behind these gorgeous builds managed to maintain a cohesive theme that is both impressively ‘organic’ and dynamic. They look more majestic when placed side by side with LEGO’s original set, maintaining the latter’s color scheme which makes it easily recognizable. Though LEGO initially thought of the Bionicle series to have a more ‘bio-mechanical’ (half organic, half robotic – more of robotic actually) look and feel, perhaps it will be nice if they will incorporate more nature-like builds in the future especially that we know how LEGO intends to launch certain reboots leading up until 2017.

In other Bionicle-related news, I happen to stumble once again with Ukrainian webshop Rozetka.ua to discover official set images of LEGO’s last instalment for its summer LEGO Bionicle line. If you recall earlier this month, Rozetka also provided us with several absurdly hi-res photos of LEGO’s Summer 2016 Star Wars and Super Heroes releases. Rozetka certainly likes it big, so here are the official images of LEGO Bionicle Quake Beast 71315, all in its high resolution glory.

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The site also has hi-res images of other LEGO Bionicle sets released earlier this year, including those that were revealed during the New York Toy Fair in case you’re interested to look.

 

 

Source: BZPower

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Combat Frigate 75158 Revealed!

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We now have our first images of another 2016 LEGO Star Wars set that will hit stores later in the summer. Similar to Batman: Rescue from Ra’s al Ghul (76056), this new Star Wars set was not revealed during the New York Toy Fair earlier this year.  LEGO Star Wars Rebel Combat Frigate 75158 is based on the Pelta-class frigate Phoenix Home as seen in the first episode of Season 2 of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

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Thanks again to Jacob_9821 from Eurobricks who also gave us as our first images of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Tanker Truck Takedown 76067, we now have our first look at this new Star Wars Rebels set 75158. Consisting of 938 pieces, the set comes with a newer minifigure version of  Ahsoka Tano, C1-10P (Chopper), Ezra Bridger, Captain Sato and Agent Kallus. The Ahsoka Tano minifigure in this set also seems to have a new face print and is now updated with new trans-blue pieces for her dual lightsabers. We do not have any pricing mentioned as of the moment, but given that it is the second largest set from LEGO’s 2016 Summer set releases, the first being LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157 with 972 pieces, we could expect a price range anywhere between $99 to $119.

The Rebel Combat Frigate 75158, along with the fourth Captain America Civil War set 76067, is expected to be another retailer exclusive.

 

Thanks Hoth Bricks for the tip.

2016 Summer LEGO Star Wars, Friends, and Creator Sets Are Now Available at LEGOLAND Germany Ahead Of Its Official Release

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It seems that there will be plenty of happy LEGO fans in Germany since the much awaited 2016 Summer LEGO sets have finally landed over at LEGOLAND Allee in Günzburg, Germany. The guys of Promobricks took some time-off to pay LEGOLAND Allee a visit, and they were delightfully surprised to see the much talked about 2016 Summer LEGO sets, specifically those from Star Wars, Friends and Creator lineups are now on display at the theme park’s store shelves ahead of its official release.

LEGO announced earlier during the New York Toy Fair that the above mentioned sets will be released in the US sometime in August, while both Amazon UK and Amazon Japan have already listed these sets for pre-order to be released during the first week of June in their localities. Here are some of the images that Promobricks have snapped inside the store of LEGOLAND Allee in Germany.

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Thanks to Promobricks for sharing these images. You may visit their website for more images of these sets as they’re displayed in LEGOLAND Germany.

 

Master The Force with These Building Instructions for TRU’s Build and Take Home LEGO Micro Millennium Falcon

May the 4th may well be over, but it doesn’t mean we can’t relive the fun in building our own piece of LEGO Star Wars history. So in case you missed out on LEGO Store’s May the 4th “Escape the Space Slug” exclusive, you’ll be happy to know that you can build one on your own through these building instructions shared with us by Promobricks.

On a similar note and as their share of joining in the Star Wars Day festivities, all Toys R Us stores in the US launched a LEGO Build and Take Home exclusive last Saturday May 7, a week later after TRU stores in Canada launched a similar event. The exclusive 44-piece LEGO build to be taken home for qualifying participants (children ages below 14) is a mini-build of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon. It’s a pretty simple build consisting of relatively common pieces, but considering that this is given away for free (and of course It’s LEGO), the appeal is irresistible. Understandably, it doesn’t come in a polybag but TRU was kind enough to throw in a Star Wars booklet and a poster.

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If you are into mini or micro-scale building, then you will also be happy to know that the building instructions for this Millenium Falcon is now available to download, thanks to the folks over at Hoth Bricks. Coming at 44 pieces, this particular rendition is quite easy to build, and everything that you need for this mini-build may already be stashed underneath your pile of bricks. These will also come in cheap over at Bricklink if you want to replicate the model exactly as it is. Here’s a scanned image of the building instructions as shared by Hoth Bricks. You may also download a higher resolution copy from the site’s Flickr page.

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For the uber serious collector who will only settle for the original as they were given away in TRU, you may always head over at eBay in case someone will list these exclusives up for grabs.

 

 

Thanks Hoth Bricks for the tip.

 

First LEGO Ideas Review for 2016 Now On its Way – Nine Projects Qualify

Hasan Jensen of the LEGO Ideas Team has recently announced the end of the First 2016 LEGO Ideas Review qualifying period Monday morning, 12AM Central European Summer Time (in the US that is 6PM on May 1, last Sunday), showcasing the nine LEGO Ideas entries that have hit 10,000 votes among the LEGO community.

Among these nine entries, four were inspired by the movies taking their cues from films such as Jurassic Park (1993), Star Wars (2015), and Short Circuit (1986), others are of modular types, and two science-themed builds based on an archaeological museum and particle accelerator – all voted upon by members of the LEGO Ideas community between the months of January and May of this year. Just in time to make it to the finish line is PepaQuin’s Johnny Five robot which garnered the necessary votes just in time before the end of the qualifying period.

The people have spoken, so let’s see what the guys over at the LEGO Review Board has to say about them. These are all great sets, with the Rolling BB-8 from mjsmiley and arbot138 closest to our hearts. Let’s go back and visit these entries once more, and what their creators have to say. Be sure to click on the sets’ names if you wish to see additional pics from these entries.

Who do you think will win the nod from the LEGO Review Board? Share your personal favorites in the comments section that will follow.

Fossil Museum by whatpumpkin

Fossil Museum

This set attempts to capture that magnificent museum experience in a small display featuring four popular dinosaurs (and one popular pterosaur) in skeletons as accurate as I could achieve at this scale. The genuses are:

  • Stegosaurus
  • Pteranodon
  • Apatosaurus
  • Two Deinonychus
  • Spinosaurus

Additionally, a paleontologist and a family of three are in the exhibit, to stand in awe at the creatures before them. Five plaques on the exhibit theoretically display the name of the species, though at this scale actually doing so would be difficult. Each dinosaur has a reasonable amount of articulation, if you wish to pose them in your own way when on display, or if you wish to have some dino skeletons duking it out. The skeletons are not white, because from my experience they rarely are. Fossils in museums are usually varying shades of tan and brown, so I did my best to choose the most fitting tone I could. This set has 599 pieces.

 

Gingerbread House by Swan Dutchman

Gingerbread House

There are some great sets available to make a Christmas village… and every year there is a new set to expand it. Wouldn’t it be nice to expand your village with a gingerbread house?

This gingerbread house is almost edible: it’s made of cookie walls, decorative icing, candy and caramelized windows. And why not? You can even put a light inside to brighten things up. Mind your teeth though with this cookie house: bricks are a bit chewy.

 

Jedi High Council Chamber by lojaco

Jedi High Council

The Jedi High Council Chamber on Coruscant, the room where the jedi masters meet during the rule of the Galactic Republic.

With this model you will be able to reconstruct the decisive moments of the second Star Wars trilogy (Ep. I, II & III): from the first meeting with the little Anakin, to the growth of the Dark Side of the Force with the unborn Darth Vader.

A setting that can be populated by characters that are gradually collected with other Lego Star Wars sets, but already enriched with some unreleased knights and/or one new  “Transparent-Light-Blue” minifigure (to act as hologram of a Jedi knight away).

The set, with sliding doors mechanically operated, can be enriched with a LEGO Power Functions Light item (ref. 8870) to create glowing pushing buttons.

 

Jurassic Park Visitor Center by LDiEgo

Jurassic Park Visitor Center

The biggest set in a utopian Jurassic Park Theme would be the Visitor Center. This project features a complex building in the facade, as well as some rooms inside to recreate every scene in the movie:

  • Main entrance hall, with two brick built skeletons: a Sauropod and a Tyrannosaurus.
  • “Les Gigantes” restaurant, with gift shop.
  • Kitchen.
  • V.I.P. Dining Room
  • Emergency bunker
  • Showcase theatre
  • Control room
  • Genetics lab with cold storage room

The rooms can be hinged or detached for a better play experience. There is also space for a secret compartment at the main entrance, under the stairs. Minifigures included are:

  • John Hammond
  • Tim Murphy
  • Lex Murphy
  • Donald Gennaro
  • Ray Arnold
  • Robert Muldoon
  • And “The Big One” molded raptor (A.K.A. “Clever Girl”) 

It has 2,623 pieces and measures  43.1cm X 28cm X 20.7cm

 

Modular Train Station by LegoWolf

Modular Train Station

Add your favourite locomotive to your Lego modular street with a train station! To fit in with the early twentieth century look of other buildings in the series, this model takes inspiration from nineteenth century stations in Europe. These structures were cathedrals to industry, marrying classical stonework and statuary with technological innovations like all-glass roofs. Many of these stations are still in use and have been renovated over the decades, bringing in advances like electric lights and RFID cards.

Features:

  • The platform at the back lets you lay track in the same direction as your street, so that your diorama can fit in a compact space. The platform height is sized for standard Lego trains.
  • There is equal detail on front and back, which is unusual for modular buildings.
  • The roof and upper back wall detach, exposing the vaulted interior for play.
  • The focal point inside is the ornate clock and timetable, which features replaceable letters so that you can set your own destinations.
  • The interior features a ticketing office, ticket vending machine, newspaper box, snack bar, public toilets, and turnstiles leading to the platform.
  • The exterior features statuary, decorative moulding and brickwork, and arched glass windows. There is a bicycle rack for couriers in the front, along with public notice boards.
  • A snack bar opens onto the interior and the station platform, because captive customers are profitable customers!
  • Minifigures include: Ticket Vendor, Snack Seller, Businesswoman Commuter, and Bicycle Courier.

It comes in approximately 3000 bricks, measuring at 10 inches in width, 10 inches in depth, and 12 inches in height (25.5cm X 25.5cm X 30cm)

 

Old Fishing Store by robenanne

Old Fishing Store

Robenanne’s Old Fishing Store takes its cue from LEGO’s line-up of Christmas modular sets. The building consists of roughly 2160 parts and three floors: the main store, office, and lookout. The choice of brown and sand green gives it a realistic feeling. It comes with an add-on Dock with buoy and fishing boats, and a Boat Repair Shop. The dock and buoy have about 545 bricks.

It also includes:

  • Three minifigures: Fisherman, Store Keeper, and Captain.
  • Creature elements such as mini fish, crab, starfish, and snow owl.
  • Other pieces include flicking hooks, bottles, baits, fishing poles, barrels, treasure chest, dive mask, dive, tanks, chains and a whole lot fishing materials and equipments.

 

Particle Accelerator by JKBrickworks

Particle Accelerator

Help these intrepid scientists with their quest to find the (Mini)Figgs Boson! Or maybe just to find out what a 2×4 LEGO brick is made of.

This working particle accelerator uses a simple system of spinning wheels to accelerate a LEGO ball around a ring. Although the propulsion system is different than that of a real particle accelerator, it’s a great way to illustrate the concept. Not to mention, it is fun to play with. Multiple balls can be inserted simultaneously and obstacles can be introduced for the ball(s) to collide with.

The set could be scaled anywhere from the basic accelerator and ring (which combined are only 170 pieces) all the way up to a fully styled installation like the one I have designed. The inclusion of a small control room with a few minifig scientists would also be a nice addition and add to the play value.

 

Rolling BB-8!! by mjsmiley and artbot138

Rolling BB-8

This unique BB-8 was designed with the primary goal of being able to move with his head staying up on top.  The entire model was made using 100% Genuine Lego parts.  His shells were of course carefully painted (and if this model is approved and created by Lego, the parts would come printed as so many Lego parts are).  Inside you’ll find Lego weights suspended from the central axle that bolsters up two Lego magnets.  Those magnets are held up close to the top of the ball and attract the two magnets built into BB-8’s head.  The head uses a cockpit dome (painted), hinge parts, and the smallest Lego wheels to skate on top of the body.  The body’s shell started out as Tatooine from the Lego Star Wars Planet series.  The total part count is around 180 pieces.

This Rolling BB-8 is super fun to fidget with, roll about, and satisfies a midpoint between static model and full on electric RC.  It would make a great addition to any LEGO or Star Wars Fan’s collection!

  • Features an accurately rendered LEGO BB-8 that actually rolls.
  • This Model is able to roll on a single axis while keeping BB-8’s Head up on Top!
  • BB-8 Comes with attachable arms for both his Electric Zapper and Thumbs-up Torch abilities.
  • BB-8 has a desert base station that uses a turn crank to demonstrate his rolling ability.
  • The base station has a compartment to hold BB-8’s accessories.

 

Johnny Five by PepaQuin

Johnny Five

 

Number 5, a.k.a. Johnny Five, is the hero of the Short Circuit movies. Number 5 was one of five prototype robots, but after being struck by lightning gained a sense of awareness and free will. The multitude of his expressive abilities, combined with a youthful demeanor and thirst for knowledge (need more input!), made him an instant favorite with audiences in the 80’s.

This small model attempts to replicate the sense of wonder that the robot often displayed. It stands around 7″ tall and is very flexible. Arms, torso, head, and even ‘eyebrows’ can be posed however desired. Also featured are a retracting shoulder-mount and freely moving treads. 

Number 5 contains approximately 300 pieces, making this an ideal mid-range set.

 

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