Though The Brothers Brick couldn’t make it to New York this year for Toy Fair, our friends over at FBTB attended both the press event and the full show, to bring everyone great pictures of new and upcoming LEGO sets.
A few quick highlights…
LEGO Star Wars returns to Episode I: The Phantom Menace with a number of new sets that refresh designs from 10 or more years ago, including podracers and Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator.
LEGO expands its Disney/Pixar line with a System-scale Cars theme.
I’m personally most intrigued by the new Alien Conquest theme, which, if it’s anything like Agents or NinjaGo, has serious potential to be rather awesome. (Xenophobic blah blah blah. I’ll apologize on behalf of humanity when the little green men show up at my front door.)
Check out all of the different themes on FBTB.net.
The 2011 MocAthalon is here! It is an annual competition held on MOCpages where teams of 5 builders make creations from 30 categories. Last year’s MocAthalon brought out 450 entries from 18 teams, which is no small feat. Check out this article by Keith Goldman that nicely recaps the spirit of this contest. Here are the rules and info on how to get involved.
The Motorized Lego group on Flickr is hosting a contest for sci-fi creations that feature motorized components. The contest starts now and runs until April 1st. You can win custom trophies that include their own playable functions. Now that’s awesome.
New builder Detroitika has certainly made an impact with his first posted creation, Presidio Cadiz. This is, of course, an entry to Forbidden Cove‘s Jolly Roger Contest–and you’ve got just until the Ides of March to get your entry in.
I really like the green design against the white. The whole build just works for me…I like the roofline with the green, and I like the attention to detail in side the entry arches. I like the overall feel of the build.
Firas Abu-Jaber wishes his rockin’ girl Ruru a musical Valentine’s Day.
I’m going to go for a negative/positive post today and begin with the caveat that I find those 80s, over the top, bits sticking everywhere, insane Gundam’s quite ridiculous. But when you build a LEGO model and it looks as good as Aaron Williams’ (m_o_n_k_e_y) it stops being ridiculous and starts being sublime.
Carl Greatrix (bricktrix) has just posted his Schools class steam train and this shot really stood out. Many train builders don’t bother too much with the control sticks in the engine cab but Carl puts as much effort into his as the rest of the train.
This plane is just gorgeous. Ed Diment (Lego Monster) states that it’s a 1 in 20th scale, and he plans to add more. I can’t wait.
Newcomer Lolino has posted another fantastic creation: Eon Castle. I really enjoy a castle with a bit of mottling, and I think Eon Castle accomplishes a nice, random look without being too busy. I particularly like the tower and the wood structures.
The fuel that powers all those racers in the recent LUGNuts challenge has to come from somewhere. And something has to defend that fuel from meth-roaches. Wait, what? Take it away, Mark Stafford!
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