The LEGO Tree-house of your childhood fantasies

Tree-houses are fantastic. LEGO is a fantastic toy. oLaF LM has combined them brilliantly, building a LEGO tree-house into a bonzai tree. The result is whimsical.

The real tree aside, this little house is a ton of fun. There’s quite a bit of detail backed into this two-story childhood fantasy. I do have to wonder how they got the dog up there, though.

Into The Trees

Cruising with Green T – 1923 Ford Model T

Have you ever just wanted to hop into a hot rod and take off down the highway? Personally, I’d go for Highway 101 as it’s a favorite of mine, but any stretch of road will do.

Norton74 give us this absolutely lovely bright green 1923 Ford Model T, complete with all of the upgrades and chrome you could ever dream of.

"Green T" - '23 Ford T-bucket

I particularly like that the builder has given this beauty her own home in a garage that is FAR cleaner that it has any right to be, and is chock full of details to keep you occupied for your entire work break.

"Green T" - '23 Ford T-bucket

Via Bricknerd.

LEGO Nexo Knights officially unveiled [News]

Today at the New York Comic Con, LEGO officially pulled the curtain from their newest line, Nexo Knights. A cross between Space and Castle, Nexo Knights features knights in robotic power armor riding mechanical hovering horses and driving giant vehicles. The Nexo Knights theme will be accompanied by a companion app titled Merlok 2.0, as well as a 20-episode television series chronicling the adventures of the knights. It airs in December.

LEGO Nexo Knights robotic horseLEGO Nexo Knights Fortrex (70317)
LEGO Nexo Knights logoLEGO Nexo Knights Jestro & Clay

While many of our viewers will no doubt be having flashbacks to Knights Kingdom II right about now, it looks like these sets will at the least feature a lot of new parts great for Space and Mecha builders. We also still haven’t seen the full set lineup, so keep your eyes out for the rest of the sets.

Read the full press release after the jump. Continue reading

LEGO Ideas 21304: Doctor Who [News]

While the majority of us were recovering from BrickCon this past weekend, LEGO slipped a set announcement out. LEGO Ideas has revealed the final design for 21304 Doctor Who, featuring The Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara, a Weeping Angel, and two Daleks.

The set will be released in time for Christmas on December 1, and will cost $59.99.

LEGO Ideas 21304 Doctor Who

AndrewClark2’s Doctor Who and Companions was too great for just one Doctor, who we decided to include two! You can buy yours December 1st, in time for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, for a recommended retail price of USD $59.99 / EUR €59,99. You might want to keep an eye on that Weeping Angel though….

Here is the official product description:

Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS® and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls. Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks™ and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks™.

LEGO Ideas 21304 Doctor Who

If you can’t wait until December for your Doctor Who fix, LEGO Dimensions also features the Twelfth Doctor and a miniature TARDIS, available in November on Amazon.

6276: Eldorado Fortress in Microscale

Back in 1989, LEGO released 6276: Eldorado Fortress. This set originally sold for $66; now, a sealed set will set you back $849 (a used set will set you back $160 or so). Bangoo H presents this adorable microscale version, complete with 6274: Caribbean Clipper.

mini 6276 Eldorado fortress

mini 6276 Eldorado fortress

The White Whale in battle

Peter Mowry has expanded his fleet of ships with his lastest, the White Whale. I’ll save you all from a terrible Moby Dick joke and keep that to myself.

I very much enjoy Peter’s ships, and find their shapes and universe fascinating. We’ve previously featured Solacium and The Marquis, so he’s got a proven record of beautiful ships.

MAVEN Satellite brings us closer to Mars

Just in time for Ridley Scott’s film The Martian, Ryan Howerter presents his beautiful model of MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission satellite. His model is a commission for the University of Colorado Boulder, for display at the CU Heritage Center. MAVEN recently celebrated its first year in orbit around Mars.

This is the third model he’s built for the University of Colorado; MAVEN joins Voyager 2 and the Apollo 11 Service Module.


The Dolmen from The Elder Scrolls Online

Thorsten Bonsch (Xenomurphy) spent over half a year and over 11,000 pieces to build this ritualistic portal known as the Dolmen from The Elder Scrolls Online. The most intriguing part of this diorama is the mosaic of runes surrounding the anchor centerpiece. Check out the detail shots to see some close-up action.

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