Yearly Archives: 2007

Late 2008 LEGO set photos leaked [News]

We are seeing preliminary pictures of late 2008 LEGO sets. I’m fascinated with the LEGO Agents theme, that one took me by surprise. It’ll be fun to see what new minifigs and parts are introduced.

UPDATE: For official photos of late 2008 LEGO sets, check out our more recent coverage of Toy Fair New York 2008.

Ða com of more under misthleoþum / Grendel gongan, godes yrre bær.

It’s been a while since we’ve featured any creations by Micah Berger, so it’s nice to see a whole bunch of updates to his Brickshelf gallery.

My favorite is a rather grisly scene from Beowulf, accompanied by the quote “Then came Grendel… He bore God’s wrath” (that’s the original Old English in the post title). I’ve never seen minifigs dispatched in quite this many different ways…

Ful redy hadde he hise apothecaries / To sende him drogges and his letuaries.

Aaron Andrews‘ final entry for this year’s Colossal Castle Contest (CCCV) is a medieval purveyor of poultices and unguents. With lots of action going on outside and a full interior, there are plenty of details to find in the pictures in Aaron’s gallery on Brickshelf.

(The post title is a quote from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, describing the relationship between the Physician and the men who supplied him with pharmaceuticals.)

The everyday world of Arvo

The last few LEGO creations by the Arvo brothers may have skewed toward the fantastic, but that doesn’t mean these two guys aren’t also masters of the everyday object.

Here’s their latest — a wonderful snorkeling mask:

You can discuss this creation in this thread on Hispalug. (Thanks for the link, Carlos!)

And since we haven’t featured them here before, a few more day-to-day items: