Monthly Archives: February 2009

30 Years of LEGO Space [News]

As some of you may know, this March (you know, starting tomorrow) marks the 30th anniversary of LEGO space sets. A group of fans is celebrating this in a big way, by unveiling a new Neo-Classic-Space creation every day for the entire month. Check it out, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for my own contribution sometime during the month.

30 Years of Space!

Here’s the press release:

March 2009 sees the 30th anniversary of the original Classic Space sets from LEGO. Now, three decades on, it’s time for a celebration of spacey goodness at www.neoclassicspace.com.

Neo-Classic Space is a reimagining of the LEGO Classic Space range, using modern building techniques and parts. More than just inspired by the Classic Space sets, Neo-Classic Space is an extrapolation of the line into the 21st century and beyond. We aim to follow a carefully thought standard, which we feel is in keeping with the original designs.

The culmination of a top-secret project planned over many months, www.neoclassicspace.com will present a new model every day throughout March, many from builders you already know and love, some from new talent you may not have discovered.

This is only the beginning. It is time to retake space. We hope you’ll come along for the ride!

Firas’ Audi R8 TDI Le Mans has an engine like 12 dwarves working

Firas Abu-Jaber has posted his best LEGO car yet — an Audio R8 TDI Le Mans:

The sheer level of detail Firas packed into his car is unbelievable, from the grill and headlights on the front to the spoiler on the back.

Check out tons more pictures of Firas’ LEGO R8 on MOCpages, and read more about the car itself on Top Gear.

Couple gets engaged in Miniland Las Vegas at LEGOLAND [News]

Troy Cobb worked with the model builders at LEGOLAND California to arrange a special sign on the Eiffel Tower (part of the Miniland Las Vegas display), asking his girlfriend Lacey Williams if she’d marry him.

Troy and Lacey are both LEGO fans who took a special trip to LEGOLAND California to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Lacey’s birthday. Naturally, Lacey said yes, and they plan to have LEGO cake-toppers at their wedding.

Read the full story on coloradoan.com. Thanks to everyone who sent us the link!

LEGO Announces Special Edition BLACK MINDSTORMS NXT [News]

We’ve just received some exciting news from LEGO. It seems that they will be selling a limited edition black Mindstorms NXT kit. Here’s the press release:

Black NXT

LEGO MINDSTORMS 10 Year Anniversary Exclusive: The Black NXT Limited Edition.

Now you can be the proud owner of one of the Limited Edition Black NXT micro-controllers that we have produced to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of LEGO MINDSTORMS.

The first LEGO MINDSTORMS products came out in the year 1998 and have since then continued to bring fun and active building and programming experiences to millions of robotic builders across the world!

Only 1998 exclusive units will only be available through our online shop www.legoshop.comicon (or) www.amazon.com

Why a Black NXT? Because it is cool! And looking around in the MINDSTORMS community we noticed that a Black NXT was high on the wish list among users. Also, talking to the MINDSTORMS Community Partners, the closed web forum of adult fans collaborating with the LEGO MINDSTORMS development team, it was very well received and suggested as a must-have!

Once you have bought and received your new Black NXT you will get access to additional materials like a special-made program for the Black NXT, a personal certificate of ownership, wallpapers, building instructions for special models.

Please note that this is an exclusive item in a limited edition: only 1000 1998 produced! – so, if you want to secure yours go online at www.amazon.com (or) www.legoshop.comicon now!

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Team

Mindstorms Anniversary

I must say, I find this to be pretty cool news. I think that the LEGO Mindstorms Black NXT Brick is quite sharp looking. Maybe our own Nannan will even find a way to work on into one of his black fantasy creations.

I’m not sure why their press release says there will be 1998 made in one spot, and 1000 in another, but I’ll try to get an answer on that.

EDIT (AB): I’ve confirmed with LEGO that it’s 1998.