Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day

Regardless of your opinion on the merits of February 14, I would like to present you this lovely bouquet of roses. I know I would certainly love to receive a bouquet like this. Simon Pickard‘s done a lovely job designing the vase and flowers. I love the detail of the greenery with the delicate white flower buds.

One of the best things about this particular dozen red roses is that you’ll never have to worry about thorns!

For my Valentine

Should you need something more than roses, then I suggest you take advantage of kosbrick‘s gorgeous box of gourmet chocolates.

A Box of Chocolate

54-inch LEGO Nornfang Sniper Rifle from Halo 5

Of all the new weapon variants introduced in Halo 5: Guardians, Nornfang, Spartan Linda-058’s custom sniper rifle, is my favorite. The camouflage and lone wolf designs applied to the classic Halo sniper body was inspiration enough to get building. My LEGO replica of Nornfang measures 54″ long (that’s 171 LEGO studs), weighs 9 pounds, and features a moving trigger, sliding bolt/charging handle, and removable box magazine.

Nornfang - Halo 5: Guardians

Nornfang - Halo 5: Guardians

Nornfang - Halo 5: Guardians

See more photos on my flickr page.

Super Heroes: DC Universe at New York Toy Fair 2016 [News]

We’re continuing our coverage of LEGO at New York Toy Fair with the newly unveiled sets for the DC Universe, bringing more exciting sets alongside the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes line.

76045 Kryptonite Interception (306 pieces @ $29.99)
Toy Fair New York 2016: Super Heroes

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LEGO Elves – and dragons! – from New York Toy Fair 2016 [News]

We’re excited to bring you pictures from the new line of LEGO Elves revealed at Toy Fair in New York. Stay posted this week for our upcoming reviews of 41172 The Water Dragon Adventure and 41176 The Secret Market Place!

41171 Emily Jones & the Baby Wind Dragon (80 pieces @ $9.99)
Toy Fair New York 2016: Elves

Beyond here there be dragons!

More LEGO Ninjago 2016 sets revealed at NYC Toy Fair [News]

The LEGO Ninjago theme has had an odd release cycle this year, with sets available outside the US months in advance of the largest market for LEGO, and product details only available at the last minute — LEGO only provided final details of the March 2016 Ninjago sets earlier this week. So, with the caveat that not all details are available or 100% confirmed at this time, here’s what we know about upcoming LEGO Ninjago sets, as revealed at Toy Fair in New York this morning.

70592 Salvage M.E.C. (439 pieces)

Toy Fair New York 2016: Ninjago

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2016 LEGO City sets from Toy Fair New York [News]

Next in the lineup of LEGO revealed at Toy Fair in New York today is 2016’s allotment of the perennial favorite, City. These new sets will be available in August. Of particular interest is LEGO’s new big City line, featuring a volcano research team. There are five sets to the new theme, each with a brilliant helping of lime green. New for this fall is also a theme centered around the LEGO City Airport, as well as a fun people pack, featuring a new minifig wheelchair and a new minifig baby.

60124 Volcano Exploration Base ($89.99, 824 pcs)

Toy Fair New York 2016: City

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Captain America: Civil War & other LEGO Marvel sets revealed at Toy Fair NYC 2016 [News]

Alongside the summer 2016 LEGO Star Wars sets LEGO unveiled at Toy Fair this morning in New York City, we bring you the next batch of LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets, scheduled for release in March and August.

Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for release in May, but LEGO will be releasing a number of new Captain America sets in March.

76047 Black Panther Pursuit (287 pieces at $29.99)

Toy Fair New York 2016: Super Heroes

76050 Crossbones’ Hazard Heist (179 pieces at $19.99)

Toy Fair New York 2016: Super Heroes

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New LEGO Star Wars sets unveiled at Toy Fair New York 2016 [News]

Thanks to our man on the ground, Dan Rubin, we have the juicy details about a ton of new sets revealed by LEGO at the 2016 Toy Fair being held in New York today. In addition to the complete details about 75098 Assault on Hoth posted earlier today, we’ll be bringing you information on new sets in various LEGO themes over the course of the weekend. But let’s get started with the theme you all really wanna see: STAR WARS!

As well as the new battle packs and microfighters that we reviewed in detail last month, there are new sets spanning the original trilogy, prequel trilogy and Rebels animated series. We also got a close-up look at a couple of sets from the brand new Disney XD animated series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, which follows the exploits of a bunch of scavengers called the Freemakers, and is set in an era between Empire and Jedi.

75145 Eclipse Fighter (363 pieces at $29.99)

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LEGO Star Wars 75098 Assault on Hoth unveiled at Toy Fair NY [News]

LEGO has revealed the next massive Star Wars set, 75098 Assault on Hoth. It brings us to the frozen rebel Echo base during the Imperial assault. The set will have 2,144 pieces including 14 minifigures, and will go on sale April 30 for $249.99 USD.
75098 Assault on Hoth
75098 Assault on Hoth
75098 Assault on Hoth

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Hello ladies, it’s me, Deadpool

Now I know you’re thinking: “What? Is it Sunday already?” Not exactly. This year, Valentine’s Day came a bit early just for you. The gift? Me, Deadpool. Up on the big screen for the first time today, and this screen for the second time. It’s a lot of me to handle, I understand. But if you’re not up for my movie, we could just stay here and lie down by the fire …I’ve got chimichangas in the kitchen. Interested?

I'm Deadpool!

A rover a day keeps the space physician away

Frost is churning out a small army of new rovers for this year’s FebRovery challenge. He’s posted a new one each day this month and will, presumably, have created twenty-nine of them by the time FebRovery is over and done with. So far, his rovers have spanned several building styles and themes. His most recent build is a race rover with beautiful angles and a very impressive spoiler.

Febrovery 2016 Day 11

Frost’s other builds include forklift-style loading rover, several construction-themed rovers, and my favorite, a shark-controlled survey rover Check out all his rovers on Flickr.