Monthly Archives: October 2008

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.

Rebuild your first LEGO creation (but good!) and win free LEGO

Jordan Neves, Zach Clapsadle, and Lukas Winklerprins are hosting a very cool contest running through the end of November — the Rebuild Your First MOC, but Good! contest.

Peter Morris improves on a childhood favorite with “SF-109E Eagle”:

David “Xenobuzz” Simmons also gets in on the action with his “JL-79 Cargo Hauler” (named after July 1979, when David was 10):

David Morris\' JL-79

Read more about the contest on Classic-Space.com and the Classic-Space Flickr group, and then get building!

Brickvention 2009

Brickvention

A heads up for all those Australian LEGO fans out there. I plan to attend and hope to have a blast.

Brickvention is Australia’s own LEGO convention and it’s only a few months away!

The 2009 Brickvention will be held over the Australia Day Long Weekend (January 24th to 25th) in Melbourne, Australia and promises to be an exciting event.

Following on from the success of the previous years, there will be competitions, presentations, demonstrations and lots of interesting things to see and do.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • MOC displays (including town, modular houses, train, moonbase, and space)
  • Building competitions
  • Dirty Brickster
  • Dirty Buildster
  • Build-in-a bag
  • Timed build
  • Brickfilms
  • Brikwars
  • Trade tables

We’re all really excited about the event and can’t wait to meet lots of other AFOLs from all over Australia and around the world.

Want to know more about the event? Check out the website at http://www.brickventures.com