“My Mommy Always Said There Were No Monsters… Only A Vicious-Looking Custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph”

From a LEGO Facehugger MOC to a custom LEGO parasitic chest buster, it looks like the next step to this nasty alien’s brick evolution has finally arrived. We are all very familiar with that lingering sense of fear of being physically invaded and being turned to a host by that terrifying Xenomorph from the Alien movie franchise. Over the years, director Ridley Scott’s vision of this dreaded alien powerhouse managed to become a sort of pop culture icon immortalized in many different forms. And this time, our brick rockstars from Build Better Bricks managed to capture the alien’s final form in a custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph.

Custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph

Coming in at  599 pieces, this latest offering from B3 gives you an ultra-realistic version of this iconic monster, complete with all the fine details of the alien creature from the 1980s. For example, this alien’s head is perfectly replicated using shoulder pad pieces and Technic click hinges, while the mouth can be opened and even placed with a tiny, inner jaw. For added realism, a transclear 1×4 antenna may be connected underneath its mouth for that menacing drool.

Another cool feature of this build is its highly articulated and flexible tail, thanks to its use of Technic ball joints. These joints allow the custom LEGO Xenomorph to be posed in many different ways as well. The way in which these joints are connected also closely resembles the monster’s tail and skeletal structure as seen in the movie. These and the rest of the build’s features are aptly explained by Tyler in this latest B3 video. Watch this.

If you wish to add this to your collection of movie-inspired builds, then be sure to check out Build Better Bricks for details on how you can build this MOC. For a minimal amount, you get a 70-page building instruction, a parts list to see if you have the necessary LEGO pieces to assemble your own custom LEGO Xenomorph and Stud.io file that will help you find and purchase any missing parts from Bricklink.

This custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph follows B3’s collection of high-quality building instructions inspired by other film franchises such as those from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Carribean, Marvel, and my personal favorite, Lord of the Rings.

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The LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351) Is An Early Halloween Treat

Following the trend of LEGO BrickHeadz seasonal sets and the promise of more BrickHeadz sets to come in future, LEGO has now updated its servers to include a couple of official images of its next signature brick collectibles. We now have a look at the next seasonal set to arrive in LEGO Stores in September – the LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351).

LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351)

The LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351) comes in at 136 pieces and is expected to retail for $9.99 USD. This new seasonal set follows the Easter Chick (40350) which is still available at LEGO Shop@Home if you’re still interested in adding this to your collection. I like how this Ghost turned out, with all the challenges of creating a recognizable character (in this case, with all the curves and design challenges of this Ghost figure) and adopting the distinct BrickHeadz style to it, I have to say that it’s not an easy feat. It was also nice of LEGO to throw in some specific Halloween-themed parts such as the pumpkin head and the bat figure.

I’m also looking forward to this year’s holiday-inspired BrickHeadz which is the Reindeer, Elf and Elfie (40353). Its a sort of a megapack if I may use the word where you can get 3 characters in 1 set. This will be most likely available sometime in October or early November. For the rest of sets under the LEGO BrickHeadz theme, be sure to check out LEGO’s online store.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) Revealed!

After teasing on social media their next LEGO Ideas set, LEGO has now unveiled the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) building set inspired by the hit 90s TV sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Based on the original LEGO Ideas project submitted by Aymeric Fievet that eventually passed through the Second 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, this set will be available at all LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home beginning September 1, 2019. This set comes in at 1,070 pieces and will retail for $59.99 USD, which is relatively cheaper as compared to other sets in its category. Read on for the complete product description for the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319), plus have a closer look at the set’s official images.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

Ages 16+. 1070 pieces
US $59.99 – CA $89.99 – DE €69.99 – UK £64.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 649DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

Nostalgic, collectible LEGO® Ideas set to delight fans of the classic TV sitcom Friends!

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO® Ideas 21319 CENTRAL PERK set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.
• This LEGO® Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
• The CENTRAL PERK café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
• The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
• The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
• Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
• This Friends memorabilia LEGO® building toy includes 1,070 pieces.
• This LEGO® Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
• Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.

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This LEGO Ideas F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Set Will Be There For You Soon

LEGO has released a teaser of its next LEGO Ideas set via social media.  As expected, this LEGO Ideas set will be based on the Central Perk Coffee Shop from the hit sitcom TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. This teaser for the LEGO Ideas F.R.I.E.N.D.S. set features the minifigure characters of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe as they hang out in front of the famous FRIENDS fountain seen in the opening sequence of the show.  You just got to love it how LEGO was able to render this in bricks.

This LEGO Ideas F.R.I.E.N.D.S. set was inspired by the original creation of  Aymeric Fievet (or Mric76 over at the LEGO Ideas platform) and was eventually chosen as the next LEGO Ideas set candidate during the Second 2018 Review Stage, alongside the now available  LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie (21317)

I’m certain that LEGO will release several official images for this new LEGO Ideas set pretty soon, so be sure to stay tuned. You may follow us on social media – on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – for more LEGO news, updates and the latest happenings in the LEGO fan community.

LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure Revealed

Following the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars 2oth Anniversary Podracer (30461) and Snowspeeder (30384) polybags, fans can expect another collectible that celebrates 20 years of LEGO Star Wars. Thanks to a local eBay listing,  we now have a look at the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) expected to arrive anytime soon.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure

Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure

This next LEGO Star Wars collectible takes its cue from the first Obi-Wan minifigure that was released in LEGO Star Wars Landspeeder (7110) from 1999. It also comes with a buildable stand featuring a printed base with the exclusive 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars logo. This is similar to other collectible minifigures included in the line-up LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets.

We have no other info as of press time regarding the availability of this polybag, but Toys N Bricks surmise that this Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) may be available as an upcoming LEGO promo. LEGO in the past has similarly released several related promotional CMFs including the Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300), DJ (40298) from The Last Jedi subtheme, and the Scariff Stormtrooper (40176) and R3-M2 (40268) both from Rogue One. All of these minifigs were given away for free for qualifying LEGO purchases worth $30 to $50 USD. So it is not far-fetched to consider if this Obi-Wan collectible will have the same treatment.

We’ll be on the lookout once news about this new LEGO Star Wars collectible breaks out. For the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets by clicking on the links below. These links will bring you directly to Amazon in case you haven’t made up your mind yet in purchasing them.

Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)

 

Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)

Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)

Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)

Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

LEGO Worlds Have Finally Come To An End

Since its launch in 2016, the LEGO open-world video game LEGO Worlds, have so much potential to become the next sandbox game to contend against Minecraft. However, after three years and a failed a Survivor DLC update, it seems that the end is finally near with LEGO Worlds. The announcement has been made via the game’s official YouTube channel when the final collection of free LEGO Worlds downloadable content has been released. Here’s the video announcement earlier in July.

The final collection of LEGO Worlds content is finally here for you to download and it’s absolutely FREE! As a thank you to all our Master Builders we’ve amassed a humongous bundle of minifigures, brick builds, props and more for you to craft even more lavish LEGO creations and continue your exciting adventures. The Showcase Collection Pack 2 is available to download right now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Get all the AWESOMELY FREE content we released on the showcase in 2018! Download your favorite characters, builds, props and more from ALL of the amazing sets we released, including original models featuring Pirates, the Wild West, and Ancient Egypt.

This final free DLC features an array of expansion packs such as Cloud Castles, Treasure Islands, City Life, Ancient Egypt, The Wild West, Ninjago City, Carnival Fun Fair and much more. Though some fans were clearly upset about this announcement, LEGO Worlds really didn’t take flight as compared to other LEGO video games such as LEGO Marvel Superheroes and its sequel, and LEGO DC Super-Villains. The game clearly has potential, but I guess it failed to click with some gamers and fans.

So what do you think went wrong with LEGO Worlds? What improvements could have been made in order for it to be a top-LEGO video game? Share us what you think in the comments below.

A Look at the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) and LEGO Technic Control+ App

With the release of The LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) at the start of the month (currently on backorder status as of this posting), follows the release as well of its accompanying LEGO Technic Control+ app that allows a wide range of remote control access to this set via any app-compatible smartphone. Like the rest of the new Technic sets that take advantage of LEGO’s new Powered-Up technology, the 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader is a good starting point to launch the theme’s flagship set for 2019: the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100).

Coming in at 4,108 pieces and utilizing the latest Powered-Up accessories, this mammoth build is the largest and most advanced set ever created for the Technic line. For those who are eagerly waiting for this set, we might need to be more patient since it has been reported that the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 will be released on a later date, from an initial August launching it has been apparently moved to the month of October. We had an initial look of its physical features back in April when several German LEGO fan sites published several promotional images of the set were provided by the Liebherr Group.

Now thanks to a now-expired eBay auction, we now have a couple of official images of the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100). It may not be that much, but it does give us an idea of how grand this set is.

Liebherr R 9800 (42100)

Liebherr R 9800 (42100)

In preparation for the launch of this set including that of the 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader, LEGO has also released its accompanying app the LEGO Technic Control+ via Apple App and Google Play stores. The Control+ app allows a wide range of remote control access to the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) and to other future LEGO Technic sets that will also make use of the new Powered-Up components. Here’s the official description of the Control+ app.

LEGO Technic Control+ App

Take your LEGO® Technic™ experience to a new level of realism:

Get unique experiences designed especially for each LEGO® Technic™ Control+ model.

Drive and operate your models in razor-sharp realistic detail with the Multi-function control mode.

Try alternative control schemes with the One-touch screen.

Test your vehicle-handling skills, complete challenges, unlock reward badges and spark your imagination with inspirational videos in Challenges & Achievements mode.

Enjoy realistic sound effects, authentic controls, real-time data feedback, and lifelike features and functions.

Connect your LEGO® Technic™ 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) and:

Drive forward, reverse, steer, accelerate, brake and traverse obstacles, and get real-time speed readings, tilt and speed logs and more in the Multi-function control screen.

Drag a path with your finger in the One-touch screen and watch your model follow it with razor-sharp precision.

Put your driving skills to the test and unlock badges in Challenges & Achievements mode.

Is your device compatible? Please go to LEGO.com/devicecheck to check if your device is compatible. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.

The LEGO® Technic™ X-Treme Off-Roader set (42099) is sold separately.

German LEGO fan site Klemmbausteinlyrik was kind enough to share their interview with the design team behind the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) during the 2019 LEGO Fan Media Days that happened in Billund last May. The video gives us a glimpse at the enormous scale and complexity of this set, together with the many features of the Control+ app.

The LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) is expected to retail for a whopping 450 Euros or approximately $500 USD. It comes in at 4,108 pieces and includes 2 Powered-Up smart hubs and 7 motors, with a release date of sometime in October.

Here’s a Look at What’s Happening at LEGO Stores This August

As you may have noticed, there has been a lot of changes with the way LEGO has promoting it’s content and product line-up during these past months, and one of these is the way it delivers info regarding the happenings inside our local LEGO stores. For starters, we all know that the monthly LEGO Store Calendar as we know it has gone through an overhaul, with the digital copy of the calendar only made available at the start of each month.

As such, most fans now need to be quick on spotting LEGO store promos especially those that tend to be offered on a very limited time period. And I guess this is exactly the case with this month’s LEGO Store promos. I have to admit that this may not be new for most of our readers but still, it may be helpful for some who are looking for the best promos this month at their nearby LEGO stores. Just click on the following images to see the LEGO Store August Calendar up-close, or you may opt to download it as a PDF copy.

Free Baby Velociraptor Playpen

This promotional polybag comes free with LEGO Jurassic World purchases worth $35 and above. You have to be quick though because this LEGO Jurassic World Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382) polybag will only be available until August 7, 2019.

Free Mia’s Water Fun Pack

Unfortunately, this promo is long over as of posting time. The LEGO Friends Mia’s Water Fun (30410) polybag were only available for a day (August 4, 2019) for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise worth $35 and above.

Free Reversible Tote Bag for LEGO VIPs

From August 1 to 14, LEGO VIP members with LEGO purchases equal to $200 and more are entitled to a free LEGO Reversible Canvas Bag (5005910) to help you carry your latest LEGO haul. This promo is not new actually since a different version of this tote bag was offered to the general public back in June and November of 2017.

Build a Mini Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and Take It Home for Free

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build

I reckon that this is the most appealing promotional offered for this month. This make-and-take building event is slated in LEGO stores just for one day on August 6, so better expect this to be gone really fast. This mini-build of the iconic Harley-Davidson bike has made its appearance in places like in Germany and China and takes its cue from its larger cousin, the recently released LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269). Do take note that this building event requires pre-registration (which already started last August 1) at your local LEGO store. You must also be age 18 and above to participate.

Ice Cream Truck Building Event

For younger LEGO builders, the LEGO Store is the place to be on August 14 and 20. Children ages 6 to 14 can pre-register to have the chance of building and bringing home this excellent Ice Cream Truck model. Though LEGO didn’t mention specifically that this model is similar to the now practically discontinued Monthly Mini Build promos, the way it works seems to be similar.

Live In-Store LEGO Lab Demos

Throughout the whole month of August, LEGO will be introducing a new hands-on concept to fans and first time LEGO Store visitors. Dubbed as LEGO Lab, LEGO Stores will now have live demonstrations of its latest LEGO sets especially those that feature breakthrough technologies, robotics, and new interactive Powered-Up sets. This includes sets that most likely include the new augmented-reality technology as featured in the LEGO Hidden Side theme and those from new Technic sets that feature the Power-Up technology such as the 4×4 X-Treme Off-Roader (42099).

Other than these activities happening or slated to happen in LEGO Stores, this month also marks the launch of new LEGO sets such as LEGO Architecture Empire State Building (21046), LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School (70425), and the entire range of LEGO Jurassic World Legend of Isla Nublar sets including the largest among the four, the T. rex vs Dino Mech Battle (75938).

Be sure to check out these promos and events at your local LEGO Store and let us know what you think in the comments below.

2019 LEGO Books To Watch Out For

LEGO books have been a staple for most LEGO fans, especially those that come with freebies such as exclusive minifigures and cool mini-builds. From LEGO Star Wars to Ninjago, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, let’s take a look at some of the upcoming 2019 LEGO books slated to be released this year via Amazon.

If you recall, some publishers like Dorling Kindersley (DK) and Scholastic often release these titles bundled with free features that coincide with the themes or activities of the books. Here are some of the currently available and upcoming titles that come with free LEGO pieces and exclusive minifigures that you may want to watch out for. The LEGO Harry Potter and Wizarding World seem to dominate this list, followed by inspirations from LEGO’s non-licensed themes such as those from Ninjago.

For starters, we have the following 2019 LEGO books currently available today over at Amazon’s online store. Just click on the following links for more details of each of these titles.

LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

Release Date: July 4, 2019; $27.17 USD. The book comes with LEGO bricks and pieces to build an exclusive model not available in toy sets. It also comes with a LEGO Harry Potter minifigure with a Sorting Hat accessory. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Harry Potter The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

Release Date: July 2, 2019; $8.55 USD. 

2019 LEGO Books

 

Additionally, here are upcoming LEGO books that you may want to watch out for this year.

LEGO Harry Potter Annual 2020

Release Date: September 1, 2019; $8.55 USD; comes with a LEGO Young Ron minifigure and accessories. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Holiday Ideas: More than 50 Festive Builds

Release Date: October 1, 2019; $8.41 USD. Comes with 41 LEGO pieces to build an exclusive LEGO Reindeer mini-model. 

2019 LEGO Books

LEGO Harry Potter: A Magical Search and Find Adventure

Release Date: December 26, 2019; $9.99 USD; comes with a LEGO Snape minifigure and accessories.

The LEGO Castle Book: Build Your Own Mini Medieval World

Release Date: December 26, 2019; $24.95 USD

 

LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary, New Edition: With Exclusive Minifigure

Release Date: September 10, 2019; $15.39 USD; comes with an exclusive LEGO Ninjago Teen Wu minifigure. 

LEGO Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure Galactic Missions (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

Release Date: August 6, 2019; $17.49 USD; comes with 70 LEGO bricks and pieces to build an exclusive Bespin Guard’s Cloud Car, and a LEGO Star Wars Bespin Guard minifigure. 

LEGO Ninjago: Legends of the Ninja

Release Date: September 1, 2019; $9.45 USD; comes with a LEGO Ninjago Lloyd minifigure and accessories. 

LEGO Ninjago Choose Your Ninja Mission

Release Date: April 7, 2020; $19.99 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Ninjago minifigure.  

LEGO Ninjago Activity Book with Minifigure

Release Date: April 21, 2020; $9.99 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Ninjago minifigure.  

(No book cover image as of publishing time)

LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition

Release Date: April 7, 2020; $14.01 USD; comes with a mystery LEGO Star minifigure exclusive.

  

I’m sure that we’ll hear more about these books in the next few weeks. Which one are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

Create Your Own LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build With These Building Instructions

LEGO fans near NYC, specifically at the Flatiron District, are now just counting the days before the LEGO Store opens its doors for another Make-and-Take Event slated this August. As a way of promoting the new LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269), this next LEGO Make and Take event allows LEGO fans to build a mini-replica of the iconic motorbike using only 70 LEGO pieces. Most of us will probably miss out in bringing home this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build due to obvious geographical reasons, but thankfully, we have the good ol’ folks of Promobricks and their friends to help us figure out how to create our own.

Towards the end of July, bikers and other participants of Dresden, Germany’s Harley Days were in for a brick surprise from the LEGO promotional team. Other than showcasing a life-sized brick model of the famous big bike, participants of the celebrated biker event were treated with a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build which they can construct and take home. As such, those who joined the event managed to snap images of its respective parts list and building instructions as you can see below.

LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build
Search your LEGO collection if you have these parts to have your own LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build.

Coming in at 70 pieces, the parts list is pretty straightforward with most of it consisting of Technic parts. There seem to be no exclusive parts included in this mini build, with the exception of the unique Harley-Davidson logo sticker which is exclusive to this mini-build. But even without the sticker sheet, this is still an excellent build that any LEGO rider will surely love to include in his or her collection.

Image credit: Promobricks

Thanks once again to Promobricks for sharing this to the rest of the LEGO community.