WATCH: LEGO Shows The Power of One’s Imagination Through Its First Multi-Dimensional Build.

LEGO recently shared a video via its Facebook account that shows how a single, seemingly random brick-built figure can surprise in many ways. Calling it as the first ever multi-dimensional build, this MOC uses perception-based lighting to ‘create’ different shadow images at a turn of a knob. Watch this.

 

Originally conceived by scientist-artist John V. Muntean following the techniques of what he calls as Magic Angle Sculpture (MAS), he was commissioned by advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather in Singapore to come up with two LEGO builds, which at first glance, seems to be randomly shapeless. A MAS is essentially an abstract-looking object placed on a rod that does not seem to resemble anything until it is rotated and the “magical” shadows appear. Using a total of 41,883 bricks for two separate builds, the magic begins once light is cast at the MOC on certain angle (54.7 degrees) and allowing its shadow to be projected on a flat surface.  Turning it on each side allows you to see certain recognizable shapes that can easily pass for an individual MOC or LEGO build.

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Scientist and artist John V. Muntean with his LEGO Magic Angle Sculpture.

As it seems, each multi-dimensional build can project three distinct images: the smaller one casting shadows of a dragon, butterfly and a jet, and the larger build showing a knight, mermaid, and a pirate ship. The build rests upon a 3-sided base that has printed QR codes on its each side. The QR codes in turn, directs customers to suggested LEGO sets related to the projected images created by the multi-dimensional build. Muntean shows how he came up with these amazing builds through a time lapse video that he shared via his YouTube channel.

If you wish to know more about Muntean’s Magic Angle Sculpture or to see more of his original works, you may visit his website and browse through his collection and other cool information.

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LEGO 21307 Caterham Seven 620R Images!

A while back now, a leaked image of the next LEGO ideas set, 21307 Caterham Seven 620R, was released on to the Internet via a (presumably early) copy of a LEGO magazine. This image cause a lot of hype as people discovered that the new LEGO model had indeed kept close to both the Orignal fan model and the Orignal car design itself. I won’t both posting this leaked image here however, because we now have a clearer, much higher quality look at the model to go off instead!


This photo highlights the entire build, which I must say looks brilliant. The uses of multiple curved pieces and tilting techniques really make this thing look elegant yet simple as the real life vehicle does. The small red floor jack builds are also a nice touch.

And as can be expected with all LEGO Ideas sets, a high quality and detailed box houses the set on the shelves:


Whilst these images may be classed as a leak, they are clearly LEGO’s own product images that have simply been compressed. Also, it seems very likely that the model will get revealed in the next few days anyway due to its impending release date.

So what do you think of the new set? Tell us below, and make sure to keep checking back here for all your LEGO news here on The Brick Show!

Max It Up With LEGO Mixels Series 9!

Though we’re seeing the end of the line for one of LEGO’s wackiest and most creative themes yet, the crazy gang of the Mixels aren’t just done yet. Coming in this October, we’ll be seeing what could be the last three tribes of the Mixels with its Series 9 collectibles. We already have their official images way back in April, and this time LEGO.com has updated their site to give us a look at how the Max versions of the Trashoz, Nindjas, and Newzers would like. The LEGO Mixels Series 9 consists of:

Trashoz Tribe: Gobbol (41572), Sweepz (41573), Compax (41574)

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Nindjas TribeCobrax (41575), Spinza (41576), Mysto (41577)

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Newzers Tribe: Screeno (41578), Camsta (41579), Myke (41580)

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If you’re planning to give away some brick-built treats during the Halloween, or to have them as gifts during the holiday season, then Mixels is a good alternative. Just don’t forget to stock up on them once they hit stores on October 1. Stay tuned for more updates and reviews on the LEGO Mixels line only here at the Brick Show.

Here’s Another Wave of 2017 LEGO Star Wars Rumors!

Hot on the heels of the latest sets rumored to be released under the LEGO Marvel Superheroes theme sometime next year, now comes another wave of unconfirmed reports (aka rumors) that fans of the brick-built galaxy far, far away will surely look forward to. We already know that we can expect around 14 new LEGO Star Wars sets to debut next year, and this time around Eurobricks Grand Dukes Klaus Dieter and CM4Sci gave us a few hints on how some of these sets will look like. Though these LEGO insiders have a reputation for stunningly accurate predictions, it is always prudent to bear in mind that these are all speculations until LEGO gives its press release and share to us the sets’ official images. The pictures shown below are for comparative purposes only and do not in any way represent the rumored LEGO sets.

According to Klaus Dieter,

I only can confirm following:

Duel of the Fates (75173)
– Darth Maul, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon
– Location about same size and style like this year’s Carbon Freezing Chamber, but main colors are black, blue and grey
– It shall symbolize the room where they fight and Qui-Gon dies

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Desert Skiff (75174)
– Han, Chewy, Boba, Skiff Guard
– Only new minifig might be the skiff guard
– Boring since with minor changes it’s exactly the last version

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Landspeeder (75169)
–  Obi-Wan, Luke, 3PO, Tusken Raider
– Boring since with minor changes it’s exactly the last version
– Which is really a shame is that there’s NO BANTHA INCLUDED!!!

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The Phantom (75170) looked like a small version of an Imp. Shuttle and Yoda’s Starfighter (75168) like a dark green version of a regular Jedi Starfighter.

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The set with Lando (75179) wasn’t shown there. So either it’s a Rogue One set or an exclusive. All RO sets were only shown as black boxes.

 

CM4Sci also offered his observations on how some of the above mentioned sets look and feel.  Though he and Klaus may be describing the same sets, they don’t necessarily share the same thoughts and opinions about them, especially with regards to the Desert Skiff (75174).

From what I saw the Skiff (75174) is very different, it uses flex tube railings on both ends, and the front is made of those curved shell pieces that Exo-Force used. Skiff Guard used the Nadakhan hair. The Sarlacc Pit is also a new build with rounded corners and the oval canopy piece in dark orange.

Thrawn’s torso was white

The Duel (75173) set looked like a round, raised platform with a hole in the middle, one section of curved wall in a corner, and an attached passageway with a function underneath that I assume disables the laser grid in front of Obi-Wan

The Landspeeder (75169) looked close to the 2014 one but the front was a brighter tan, and the thruster engine things on top and on the sides had dark orange R5 heads.

 

So what do you think about these rumors and predications? As exciting as these are with the myriad of LEGO sets that TLG is poised to release, it is still wise to consider these with a grain of salt. Share us your thoughts by dropping us a note in the comments section below.

More Details On The 2017 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sets.

Last month, we had a glimpse of things to come for LEGO in 2017. Though unconfirmed (unless we hear from LEGO directly or we see the official pictures), we can somehow expect that there will be more than a hundred sets that will debut next year under various active LEGO themes. We already have some them revealed by the LEGO Group a couple of weeks back particularly those from the LEGO Marvel Superheroes line. We know that the Red Hulk was given the LEGO treatment with the Hulk VS Red Hulk (76078) set featuring big figs (of course) of the towering powerhouses coupled with the minifigure versions of the She-Hulk and her counterpart Red She-Hulk.

Another line of uber cute Mighty Micros is also slated to be available next year with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros featuring three pairs of the most notable heroes and villains from the Marvel universe.

Recently, Brickset has updated its database by adding what seems to be the official names and set numbers of two of the sets that we reported earlier, with The Brick Fan providing some insight on what could be the sets’ noticeable features.

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Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076) – Includes Steve Rogers Captain America, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), and Super Adaptoid.

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Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077) – Includes Agent Coulson with Lola, an “All-New, All-Different” Invincible Iron Man armor with his helmet from the Mighty Micros Iron Man vs Thanos (76072) set, and a brick-built Detroit Steel.

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It was also mentioned that there will be a second wave of LEGO sets – with three sets to be exact – dedicated to the MCU sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which is slated to hit theaters in May of 2017. These 2017 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Guardians of the Galaxy sets is expected to be available just in time of the film’s release.

PokeMOCs! Gotta Catch Them All!

If you haven’t played Pokemon GO just yet, then you might be missing out on a ton of pocket-sized fun. Pocket monsters or Pokemon has been around for more than 20 years – and probably older than most players of the hit augmented reality video game. As of to date, the sheer number of Pokemon that Nintendo’s franchise has spawned is simply colossal. From a humble list of 151 original Pokemon, the roster has expanded to more than 800 creatures.

Paying tribute to the first generation of pocket monsters that started a worldwide trend, Master Builder Carson Hart has come up with his brick-built rendition of all 151 original Pokemons that you’ll surely want to catch. The fact that he was able to pull through all 151 Pokemeon MOCs is just phenomenal. See for yourself.

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Though you have to strain your eyes a little bit to see some of them, Carson’s clever use of bricks (or even just a single piece of LEGO element such as a minifigure head) never fails to impress. From smallest PokeMOC to the largest one, this is one LEGO pocket monster collection that I wouldn’t mind catching. I personally like how Charizard, Onix, Lapras, and Snorlax turned out. Perhaps Carson would like to consider this as a LEGO Ideas project. This will definitely get my vote.

 

Thanks to Brick Nerd for the share.

Complete Season 1 of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Now On Blu-ray and DVD!

StarWars.com has just announced that the action comedy series, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is now coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 6, 2016. With its season 1 being recently concluded, the 2-disc sets will include all 13 episodes with a bunch of great features. Read on for the full announcement from StarWars.com:

While they make a living scavenging throughout the galaxy, the Freemakers are finally coming home.

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – Complete Season One, chronicling the story of three siblings in a galaxy far, far away, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on December 6. The 2-disc sets feature all 13 episodes from the animated series’ debut season and some brick-tastic bonus features, including “The Freemaker Adventures: Meet the Freemaker Family,” a fun collection of clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and cast interviews, and “Freemaker Salvage and Repair,” where you’ll visit the salvage shop as Rowan, Kordi, and Zander take you on a tour of the family business. In addition, each Blu-ray and DVD set includes six exclusive magnets. Get a first look at the box art below!

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The series, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, stars three Freemaker siblings who scour the galaxy for useful debris that they use to build new vehicles of their own design. Rowan, the spunky Force-sensitive 12-year-old with a thirst for adventure, is voiced by newcomer Nicolas Cantu. His quick-witted older sister, Kordi, voiced by Vanessa Lengies (Glee), manages the family business and is the glue that holds the family together. Ace pilot and charming rogue Zander, voiced by Eugene Byrd (Arrow), is the oldest brother and the family’s self-proclaimed starship connoisseur. Lucasfilm’s Matthew Wood voices R0-GR, also known as Roger, a refurbished battle droid from the Clone Wars adopted by the Freemaker family. When Rowan discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact — the Kyber Saber — he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Together, they explore new worlds, meet new characters and Star Wars icons, and have an unforgettable adventure.

Disc Specifications:
Format: 2-Disc Blu-ray; 2-Disc DVD
Ratings: US: TV-Y7-FV, CE/CF: G (anticipated)
Run Time: Approximately 286 minutes; thirteen 22-minute episodes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages & Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish

For most minifigure connoisseurs out there, my best guess is that they are not really that happy (or excited) about this announcement, since this offer will not include a usual exclusive minifigure. In a rather interesting move, LEGO opted to bundle six exclusive magnets together with the Season 1 of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. I have to admit, the selling points of these videos are largely dependent on the minifigures that are usually bundled with them. It is not that the LEGO films or series are not good in themselves, but still, any exclusive LEGO minifig is definitely a good deal.

The LEGO Star Wars: Freemaker Adventures Blu-ray and DVD editions are slated to arrive in December 6, 2016.

Get Ready To Enter The Magical World of LEGO With Bricks Magazine Issue #16!

If there is perhaps one thing that every child (and childlike adults too) knows about LEGO, is the fact that it transports you to fantastical places where imagination and creativity reign supreme. From castles and kingdoms, to  steam-powered contraptions, there are no nook and cranny of inspired imagination where LEGO bricks cannot touch.

Issue #16 of Bricks Magazine exactly has this in mind with its closer look within the magical walls of the LEGO Disney Castle (71040), the eerie kingdom of the evil sorceress Ragana where she reigns from her Magic Shadow Castle (41180), several Steampunk-inspired LEGO builds, and the chillin’, classic build of the LEGO Creator VW Beetle (10252).

Here’s Bricks Magazine official press release with a couple of snippets of what you can expect from Issue #16.

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Bricks issue 16 scales the castle walls, wonders at the world of steam punk and how to accessorise the VW beetle and camper. 

Be they fantastical or historical, castles have long been of interest in the LEGO world. That is probably why they continue play a prominent role in the ever growing portfolio of LEGO products. We have seen everything from pink sparkling homes for princesses to haunted vampire retreats, classic fortresses and even futuristic castles mounted on caterpillar tracks. We have been spoilt for choice, with every taste catered for. 

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71040 The Disney Castle is the latest offering, and arguably the most iconic of all castles. Bricks delves inside these magical walls to discover all the secrets and nods to the Disney franchise. Every room and brick is explored to discover how this mammoth set captures all that is wonderful in the world of Disney.

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Lucy Boughton catches up with our favourite dragon, Miku, for the concluding part of the Elves dragon search which includes a dangerous encounter at Ragna’s Shadow castle, will she make it back safely! There’s a visit to the Mad Hatter’s house a detailed exposé of Michael Kalkwarfs modular castle system before James Pegrum illustrates how to build circular towers. This month we also look at the highly fantastical genre of Steampunk. We speak with expert builder Rod Gillies as he talks us through this Victorian-inspired alternate universe. We meet some amazing steampunk-style Ultra Agents before looking at the LEGO offerings that have been inspired by this style. 

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In addition to all this we get up close with the new Volkswagen Beetle set and explore some aftermarket kits specifically designed for it. 

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As always, there’s also set reviews, loads of amazing MOCs from around the world and much more to discover. Enjoy the issue and keep building.

With 124 pages packed full of inspirational models and exclusive features Bricks is the premier LEGO fan magazine. With a price of just £4.99, why accept anything less?

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Order your copy today!

Check Out This Incredible LEGO Civil War Animation!


Over the past few years, a very popular YouTuber under the name of Keshen8 has released a large variety of LEGO animations, all of which are hilarious and incredibly well animated to say the least. 

Normally however, his videos contain large levels of profanity and/or graphic violence (yes, surprisingly you can do that with LEGO) so we haven’t really shared much of his work previously as it isn’t very child-friendly. However, his latest animation, simply entitled “LEGO Civil War”, is free of foul language and, whilst it is action-packed, doesn’t include any graphic violence (such as blood). As such we thought it’d be worth a share!

The new animation, which is based off of the “Captain America: Civil War” film, is easily one of the best brick-films ever in terms of the quality of the production; the camera angles, special effects, sound effects and dialogue are brilliant, so much so that I almost wish that his version is the fight we get in the actual movie (almost, but not quite, since that Airport Fight was awesome).

You can check it out by following this link

As said previously, a lot of his other videos aren’t very child friendly at all, and there aren’t many exceptions to this, so I’d advise to use discretion before viewing his other content.

Remastered LEGO Harry Potter Video Game Collection to be Released in October.

Warner Bros, Interactive Entertainment has recently announced the release of the remastered LEGO Harry Potter Video Game Collection coming to Playstation 4. According to WB, the rehashed volume combines both Harry Potter games from Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 as seen from the books and films.

As it seems, LEGO and Warner Bros seem to amp things up with the Harry Potter video games considering that they also have J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world under LEGO’s toys-to-life umbrella, with the LEGO Dimensions Harry Potter Team Pack (71247). Take a look at LEGO’s official press release below.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces the LEGO Harry Potter Collection for PlayStation4.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games today announced the LEGO® Harry Potter™ Collection, bringing LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4 and LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 5-7 to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for the first time with both top-selling videogames remastered on one disc.

Launching on October 18 in North America and October 21, 2016 in Europe, this compilation unites the creative prowess of LEGO ® and the expansive world of Harry Potter, with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players young and old to enjoy. Gamers can experience the entire LEGO Harry Potter adventure featuring content from seven books and eight films, with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two downloadable content (DLC) packs. Sure to delight fans of J.K. Rowling’s ever-expanding Wizarding World, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection serves as a perfect gift for those eagerly anticipating the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4is based on the first four books and films—Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone ™, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ™, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ™ and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ™—allowing fans to experience Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in full LEGO form.
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7transports players through the final three books and final four films—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™—to experience Harry’s last years at Hogwarts™ and his battle against Lord Voldemort™ in the ultimate fight between good and evil.
  • Character Pack DLCincluded on disc featuring 10 characters—Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione (Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin.
  • Spell Pack DLCincluded on disc featuring 5 spells—Cantis, Densaugeo, Ducklifors, Melofors and Tentaclifors.

 

Frankly speaking, it would be nice if LEGO can throw in some exclusive minifigs together with this 2-in-1 game bundle to make it more appealing. With TLG’s recent moves of releasing rehashed sets like that of the LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 and LEGO Star Wars Assault on Hoth 75098 (both of which have gained a rather notorious reputation), fans will be happier (and less disappointed) if LEGO can bring something new to the table.

The Playstation 4 Remastered LEGO Harry Potter Video Game Collection is now available for pre-order over at Amazon, retailing for $50 and with an expected release date of October 18.