Since it’s totally lacking a description of any kind I can’t say much about Bryce McGlone’s plans for this volcano. But what ever they are (if they are) I feel certain they’re going to be great.
Bryce dropped me an email explaining a bit more about this excellent MOC. It’s actually a collaboration between him and Brandon Griffith (icgetaway) and was made for the Sarah Connor Chronicles (“It is on screen for about 2 min right at the start of Season 2, Episode 20(I hope)”). So not only is it awesome, it’s also famous.
I’ve never seen this type of landscaping before but I’ll certainly be copying it.
The set includes 2,503 pieces and 5 minifigs, and will cost 260 USD. As always, I’ve upload all the official photos to a photoset on Flickr:
Here are the official details from The LEGO Group:
10212 – Imperial Shuttle™
Ages 16+. 2,503 pieces. US $ 259.99 CA $ 309.99 UK £ 239.99 DE 259.99 €
The elegant Lambda-class Imperial Shuttle™ transports the Empire’s elite and the occasional secret strike team of Rebel commandos all across the galaxy. Now you can build this huge and iconic Star Wars™ vehicle in true minifigure scale for the first time ever! The Imperial Shuttle is authentically detailed with rotating double laser wing cannons and a four-seat cockpit. This Ultimate Collector’s model features an opening canopy, detachable landing gear, a stand for display in flight or landing modes, a labeled display plaque, and gear-driven folding wings with removable activation keys. Completed model measures 28″ (71 cm) tall on stand and 22″ (57 cm) wide with wings deployed. Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader™, Imperial Pilot, Imperial Officer, Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker™.
Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader™, Shuttle Pilot, Imperial Officer, Stormtrooper™ and Luke Skywalker™.
Features rotating double laser wing cannons!
Open the cockpit roof to access the interior and seat the minifigures inside!
Wings fold up and down by turning 2 keys on rear of model!
Model can be displayed on landing gear or landing gear can be removed to display in flying mode!
Includes display stand, name plate and label sheet!
Measures 28″ (71 cm) tall on stand and 22″ (57 cm) wide with wings deployed!
LEGO has also released another video diary from the set designers:
Finally, Nannan is on the ground representing The Brothers Brick in Chicago, and shot this video after the unveiling:
For the past two months Tyler (Legohaulic) and I have been working on a collaboration project for Brickworld. We wanted to present our distinguishable styles in a cohesive sci-fi diorama. At the same time, we strove for the unprecedented by incorporating lights, motion, and even music (through built-in iPod speakers) on top of a dark tan and sand green color scheme. We are proud to present Containment.
Our creation depicts a one man operated biosphere processing facility towering over an alien wasteland. The two worlds are separated, but one question can be asked for both: which one is contained? While it seems apparent that the primitive aliens are kept out of the advanced and sterile facility, another look reveals the absolute isolation of the operator. Our teasers introduce the backstory for the creation.
The LEGO Community Development would like to know which of the already existing elements would be needed most urgently in missing colors. Some optimism presumed the number one of the resulting list could end in a “color change” and might be produced in the future.
To participate – the way is as follows:
Suggestions need to be send by email until the 30.06.2010. These suggestions will be sorted and afterwards published for a voting. The final chart will be send to the LCD Team.
EDIT: I presume that “Some optimism presumed the number one of the resulting list could end in a “color change” and might be produced in the future” means that there is a good chance that the number one element will likely appear in sets.
BrickArms has released new custom minifig weapons, including the Apoc SMG, High Caliber Sniper Rifle, Combat PDW, AC8 Assault Carbine, Longslide Automatic, Sawed-Off Shotgun, M203 Grenade Launcher, and Spy Carbine.
While I don’t feel that the pictures entirely do this model justice Michael (Monteur) has packed in such an enormous level of detail I’d be remiss not to blog this. The attention to detail in the greebling and highly complex texturing in particular make this model a true standout.
The legend, according to Luke Watkins, is that poor Mary Jane was accused of witchcraft and thus disposed of in the usual manor. His creation features the homes near the site of the fire, complete with the townsfolk. The whole creation is just spot on, with the colors and the chaos.