Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mid-year 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets now available [News]

The summer/winter (depending on where you live) 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets are now available from the LEGO Shop.

8128 Cad Bane’s Speedericon has five minifigs, including some dude with a really funky hat.

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The big additions are the 8098 Clone Turbo Tankicon (again with the funky hat) and new 8129 AT-AT Walkericon

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Personally, I’m most excited about 8089 Hoth Wampa Caveicon.

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Shipping is free for orders over $75 through the end of July, and remember, the LEGO VIP Program now works for Web orders — two more reasons to support the LEGO fan sites you visit (even if it’s not this one) by buying your LEGO online.

I’m not going to tell him he’s second best to Achilles.

You’re more than welcome to do that, thanks. Any hero who’s story survives the millennium in written and oral tradition to be immortalized in classic Greek potter and Lino‘s work of LEGO certainly doesn’t need to be reminded there’s someone better than him. Especially when he’s holding a spear, shield, and quite clearly knows how to use them.

I, along with everyone else, await your response, Guy.

Hispabrick Magazine 008 is here [News]

Hispabrick Magazine issue 008 is now available for download in both Spanish and English.

HispaBrick Magazine issue 008

This issue features:

  • Interviews with LEGO owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, Jumpei Mitsui, and many more
  • A minifig-scale paddlewheeler
  • A brief history of LEGO Space
  • How to build a tree
  • Event coverage from all over Europe
  • Lots and lots of Technic and MINDSTORMS

Click the image above for links to the PDF download.

Kowe’on Sanctuary

Edit: Apparently the name is “No Ewok” backwards, which makes sense, because there is an Ewok in there. :)

The tree itself is a knockout, but the action and whimsy that surrounds it makes this creation something special. I Scream Clone has it going on.

Lego Forestmen Treehouse Kowe'on Sanctuary

Mister Clone was nice enough to humor me when I asked for a new overall shot. Thank you!

A Warrior Born

I admit…I don’t look at a lot of custom minifigures. But there are, on occasion, those that give me pause. This is one of them:

Created by geoshift, the detail work is impressive and the paint itself is very clean. It’s stunning. Of course, looking at the rest of the photostream, I realize I’ve clearly been missing out. Take a look. You won’t regret it.