LEGO Batman: The Video Game was released this past Tuesday. I’d hoped to play the game and write a review, as I did for LEGO Indiana Jones: The Video Game, but I won’t have time to do that for a couple weeks.
McDonald’s has of course had Happy Meal toys inspired by the game available for a while (very funny photo by FiddybobiddyFiddy):
William Eng has a bunch of pictures from the LEGO Batman launch party, including this cake by Elisa Strauss:
Mariann Asanuma contributed this mosaic to the launch event:
LEGO Batman: The Video Game is available on the following platforms:
Tyler Clites (Legohaulic) knows where to put a pirate’s booty – inside a giant skull shaped mountain on a castaway island of course. Check out the interior that is chock full of more details to absorb and notice that the two halves of the mountains are put together via LEGO magnets as opposed to the usual hinges.
BrickCon 2008 begins this Thursday! When I announced prizes and giveaways for the Zombie Apocafest, I realized we needed a good way to repel the zombie menace.
What better way to fend of that flesh-eating horde than with a special set of weapons designed for just that purpose from BrickArms?
In addition to the other prizes and giveaways, BrickArms and The Brothers Brick will be handing out new Zombie Defense Weapons Packs to everyone who contributes a building or vehicle to the Zombie Apocafest display. That’s right: BrickArms for free!
The weapons pack is full of the tools of the zombie-hunting trade:
- SW500 Magnum Revolver (for stopping power; x2)
- M21 Sniper Rifle (for keeping your distance)
- Mk48 Mod 0 Machine Gun
- AK Assault Rifle (doesn’t jam as easily as the M4/M16)
- Uzi Submachine Gun (x2)
- Bipod (x2) and Monopod (x3)
- Combat Shotgun (brand-new prototype)
- M1 Garand Rifle (in black)
- M1 1911 .45 Pistol (backup weapon #1)
- Baseball Bat (backup weapon #2)
- Glow-in-the-dark Zombie Head
If you don’t have time to build something for the display, you’ll be able to buy your very own Zombie Defense Weapons Pack at the BrickArms table. And if you can’t make it in person, BrickArms will be making these available through the re-launched BrickArms.com.
Well, I’m off to finish up my final building for the display and begin creating the horde itself… :D
Karf Oolhu sets sail with a rolling aircraft carrier, manned by trolls and monkey pilots. Does that mean its really “trolled” and not “manned”? Does a land-based aircraft carrier set sail? I don’t know, the whole thing confuses me. I’m going to be wondering about that all day now. Just go check it out.
Megan Rothrock is one of the most innovative builders out there. She has been working on a series of portable Lego boxes and the most recent is incredible. Its hard to believe all the detail that she has packed into this little box.
I’m loving sense of urgency in the this diorama by zgrredek. It has that wacky, silent movie feel. Almost the Keystone Cops turned fireman.
Those horses are swell, as well:
FINAL UPDATE: As of October 20, 7979 Castle Advent Calendar was no longer available from LEGO Shop @ Home.
UPDATE (1:30 PM PDT, 9/27/08): I just got off the phone with LEGO Shop @ Home, and they said that there are still some left, so if you couldn’t call or weren’t able to get through yesterday, you should still be able to order today.
As we promised yesterday, here’s how US and Canadian fans can get their hands on the coveted 7979 Castle Advent Calendar set:
- Call LEGO Shop@Home at
1-800-453-4652 (English) or 1-877-518-5346 (French) 1-800-835-4386.
- Give them the code
JesterUS (for the US) or
JesterCA for Canada.
- Order no more than 2 copies of 7979 Castle Advent Calendar, and nothing else! (This will keep the lines free for others trying to order. You can always add other sets to your order later, before it ships.)
- US: $29.99 USD per set, plus shipping.
- Canada: $39.99 CAD per set, plus shipping.
Lino Martins is a great guy. But he’s even better when he’s rendered in Miniland scale. Sporting his trademark goatee, Lino poses with Passion, built for the “Color Me Strange” Challange on LUGNuts.
Rong Yiren has a style all his own and I’m a big fan of his Primal Bots. In this scene, he has captured a rare sighting of a polar race of the creatures and their ride.
The indomitable Mike Crowley is on a roll. He has blessed us with yet another incredible Star Wars miniland character. This time its Ponda Baba and his trick arm.
In a similar attempt to distract from the ongoing drama, here’s Piglet‘s CSS Turtle:
Requisite crew shot:
I will try to steer away from the drama and hype about the Castle Advent Calendar in an attempt to distract the viewers so I can get a better shot at securing my two copies. Ok, I admit it’s not working.
Meanwhile, Soren Roberts‘ Endurance Fleet Carrier is a very noteworthy microscale creation, one of the better ones to hit the public in several months. It is interesting to note that the name of the ship “Endurance” fits well with the fact that this creation has been lingering around as a work in progress model since January 2007, but it mattered more that Soren finished the race.