Even though LEGO Star Wars is our most popular category, we really don’t blog enough LEGO creations inspired by the glorious prequel trilogy or animated Clone Wars series. Similarly, I’m not satisfied with the number of LEGO Halo creations our current contributors blog. To fix that gap in our coverage of the LEGO fan community, I’m pleased to announce that Elite Clone Master Chief Timmy will be joining The Brothers Brick as a contributor!
Here’s Timmy in his own words:
i <3 clone wars and commander rex is my favorite clone but commander cody is pertty cool to. the 1st LSW wuz okay i liked how U could brake things into teh difrent legos but Halos bettre cos Master Chief is awsome!!!1!!!1!!!! my mom dosnt no i play it at my frend Cassidys house. lolololollloollol!!!!!! thanks 4 letting me join ur sight k thx buy
I’m really looking forward to reading Timmy’s insightful commentary and seeing all the great LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Halo creations Elite Clone Master Chief Timmy finds for our readers!
Sebastian Arts (Aliencat) is one of those multi-talented builders capable of surprising me with each new LEGO creation. His latest is a nasty piece of work inspired by Warhammer 40K — the Necron Heavy Destroyer:
I sometimes feel I have a bad habit of blogging LEGO diesel and steam trains even though I’m a big fan of electrics. Esben Kolind has helped cure me of this with his fantastic Copenhagen metropolitan train. Most impressive of all, in my opinion, is the accurate taper of the sides achieved by (in his words) “extreme use of SNOT“. I can’t argue with that. I’ll also use this as an excuse to exercise some parochialism and link to Esben’s Queensland Tilt Train. Check out the movies.
You can count on Ed Diment (Lego Monster) to build one megasized spaceship for the 30 year anniversary of LEGO Space. Unlike other SHIPs, the Sapphire Condor can deploy a remote controlled ground vehicle. Of course, you have to see it to believe it; check it out in the video below.
You can read more about the creation including a backstory and notes from the builder on the Neo Classic Space blog.
Due to future legal requirements and to provide a more environmentally sustainable solution, we have decided to update the current LEGO Transformer #9833.
The new Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box #8878 that will launch in mid-April 2009 has been designed to use this new LEGO Transformer #8887. The current LEGO Transformer (#9833) will not work with the new Power Functions rechargeable battery box and will gradually be phased out.
Below is a list of the LEGO Power Functions accessories used across multiple LEGO lines which are used with the new #10194 Emerald Night Train:
#8884 IR RX
#8878 Rechargeable Battery
#8879 Speed Remote Control
Look for more information on these items on www.LEGO.com in early to mid-April 2009.
Tormod Askildsen, Head of LEGO Community Development
So, what do you think of the new LEGO Trains system? Did you see this in person last night at BrickFest? Sound off in the comments…
Recently an article was published on guardian.co.uk (one of the world’s leading online newspaper sites) condensing the history of LEGO in an objective but heartwarming fashion, highlighting its current success amidst the sweeping economic crisis. Click here to read it.
Never mind the recession – Lego is now so popular that there are 62 little coloured blocks for every person on the planet. Yet only five years ago this family business was on the brink of ruin. Jon Henley reports from the Danish town where it all began
This comprehensive yet condensed article touches on all the significant historical events in LEGO from Christiansen’ production of the wooden duck to the upcoming new LEGO board games. Also included are interesting facts about LEGO. Did you know that the company estimates about 250,000 adult LEGO fans around the globe and that the fastest time to build the 3104-piece UCS Star Destroyer by a team of five is only 1 hour 42 minutes 43 seconds?