Monthly Archives: October 2008

2009 LEGO Pirates box art [News]

UPDATE: The 2009 LEGO Pirates sets are now available from the LEGO Shop.

Possibly the most highly anticipated theme of 2009, LEGO Pirates has now shown us the booty. Check out some of the highlights below and head over to Eurobricks for more images.

6242 promises to be an instant classic:

The impulse sets will appeal to those army builders out there:

6243 will satisfy your craving for that brand new pirate ship that you’ve been wanting since the late 90’s.

2009 LEGO Power Miners box art [News]

UPDATE: The brand-new 2009 LEGO Power Miners sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online.

It’s a news bonanza today! Next up, the first high-resolution photos of LEGO Power Miners.

My favorite is the as-yet-unnamed 8961:

This image of 8960 shows off the new minifigs, rock monster, and dynamite:

Smalls sets are always nice for figs, like 8956:

See more on Eurobricks, Brickset, Brickshelf, or Flickr.

4999 Vestas Windmill [Review]

Eurobricks member Lasse D has obtained and reviewed the 4999 Vestas Windmill. Although this exclusive promo set is only available to Vestas employees, we the general public can now see in greater detail what we are missing out on. :(

You can see a short video of the model to get a sense of the windmill’s size and functionality.

2009 LEGO Indiana Jones box art for 7682 and 7683 (Flying Wing!) [News]

Well, with pictures of the 2009 LEGO sets up on Brickshelf, Brickset, Eurobricks, How Many Studs to LEGOLAND?, Flickr, and… — you get the idea — I think the genie’s out of the bottle.

There’s so much stuff, we’ll split this into several posts. Let’s get started with LEGO Indiana Jones.

From Raiders of the Lost Ark, 7683 Fight on the Flying Wing:

From Temple of Doom, 7682 Shanghai Chase:

More box art photos from 2009 LEGO sets to come…

Living in a tree with Tânia

One of my favorite contests every year (though I have yet to enter myself) is the Classic-Castle Mini-Castle Contest, full of teeny tiny medieval towns and, well, lots of castles, of course. ;)

The “Living Tree” by Tânia Baixinhos reminds me of something from a Miyazaki movie or a Final Fantasy game:

Check out the Brickshelf gallery for details like the lake, fields, villagers, and all the little houses in the branches of the tree.

GO MINIMAN GO Photo Contest ends October 31

Okay, Brothers Brick readers, our GO MINIMAN GO Photo Contest ends in less than a week, on October 31!

Ricardo Silva (evildead from Klocki) has submitted “Go Miniman Panic Go!” — in which “science-fiction turns into reality”:

Things go downhill for the minifigs in Rupi‘s second entry:

Thanks for all the great entries so far, everyone!

Reminder: Don’t forget to let us know you’ve entered, and be sure to include what category your entry is for. ;-)

LEGO Collector’s Guide now available in the U.S. [News]

As we reported back in August in a guest review by Jordan Schwartz, the the LEGO® Collector’s Guide was not available here in the United States.

However, I’m pleased to share that the standard edition is now available from the LEGO Shop:

Check out the review, and let’s keep hoping the premium edition will also be released here in the States.