Monthly Archives: February 2010

Upcoming Lego magnets feature rare minifigures [News]

Have you ever wanted to get that certain minifig but don’t want to pay for the full set? Once again, many of your prayers are answered with these two upcoming minifigure packs, featuring Chancellor Palpatine, Nute Gunray, Onaconda Farr, Han Solo, Paploo, and scout trooper. I forgot to mention that the magnets are just part of the packaging :)

Update: in addition, you can get three of your favorite Toy Story characters as well :)

First photo of Vintage Minifigure Collection Vol. 5 [News]

It looks like someone got their hands on the next volume of the minifigure collection series. What I see is an awesome lineup of some of the most coveted lady minifigs in Lego history including: the forest woman, white ninja, and the doctor with the pigtail hair.

Via Eurobricks

Update: here’s an official picture from Toys N Bricks:

Larwenz’s 1982 Lamborghini Countach

If you were a boy in the 1980s, you probably had some sort of Lamborghini Countach merchandise, be it a poster on your bedroom wall (in James May’s case) or a somewhat more nerdy pencil holder (in mine).

Larwenz takes us back to those days when we could dream of roaring down the open road, squealing to a stop, and stepping out from those distinctive doors.

LEGO Lamborghini Countach model

I think my favorite detail is the turntable base on the white inside of the doors.

Via Klocki.

Primopocalypse Now

On the lighter end of the violence-in-LEGO spectrum, I’m predicting a new bandwagon started by KryptonHeidt. It’s called Primopoc, and it’s hilariously awesome.

LEGO Primopoc Reaper

Primopoc combines the tired tropes of ApocaLEGO — chains, buzz saws, ladders, and Gatling guns — with LEGO Primo components from the late 90’s. In doing so, Primopoc undermines the seriousness of ApocaLEGO and the baby-friendly image of Primo, yielding a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Hi-res pictures of Star Wars sets coming August 2010 [News] has high resolution pictures of the entire lineup of late 2010 Star War sets, including 8093 Plo Koon’s Starfighter, 8095 General Grievous Starfighter, 8096 Emperor Palpatine’s Shuttle, 8097 Slave I, 8098 Clone Turbo Tank, and 8089 Hoth Wampa Cave.

8093 Plo Koon’s Starfighter (175 pcs, $24.99 USD / $34.99 CAD): Includes Plo Koon and R7-F5 minifigures

8095 General Grievous Starfighter (454 pcs, $49.99 USD / $69.99 CAD): Includes General Grievous, Nahdar Vebb, and EV-A4-D minifigures

8096 Palpatine Shuttle (592 pcs, $59.99 USD / $79.99 CAD): Includes Palpatine, Darth Vader (wounded), Clone Pilot, and Medical Droid minifigures

8097 Slave I (573 pcs, $79.99 USD / $109.99 CAD): Includes Boba Fett, Bossk, Han Solo and Han Solo (in Carbonite) minifigures

8098 Clone Turbo Tank (1139 pcs, $119.99 USD): Includes Anakin Skywalker, Clone Trooper, Clone Commander, Tactical Droid, Cad Bane, Ahsoka Tano, and Aayla Secura minifigures

8089 Hoth Wampa Cave (297 pcs, $39.99 USD): Includes Luke Skywalker (Hoth), Zev Senesca, a Skeleton and Wampa minifigures

Depictions of the Chinese God of Wealth

I don’t know about you, but I got my red envelope on Chinese New Years a few weeks back. Here, two builders from Asia, rack911 and MrH have created the God of Wealth (財神). You can see the character 財, meaning wealth, depicted in both creations (in the latter it appears on the stand).

Here’s hoping your wealth comes in Lego bricks!

Lego Humvee with instructions

While you’ve been occupied with the discussion on crediting building techniques, Tyler (Legohaulic) has once again been making instructions for a model that I’m sure many would want to build, and they’re FREE. What a riot.

Andrew: Though I don’t object to Nannan blogging this, I have to admit that I’m very uncomfortable with the first photo in the pair above. We’ve had some productive discussions about modern military LEGO in the past, but perhaps it’s time to revisit that discussion in a future editorial.