Monthly Archives: November 2011

Escape from Docking Bay 327 – Death Star dio big enough for UCS Falcon

German LEGO Star Wars fan David Wagner wasn’t content just to build 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon and let it gather dust in his basement. He built an entire Death Star diorama full of classic details.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star diorama

Oh, and it lights up! David incorporated LEDs throughout the diorama, including the Falcon’s cockpit and ramp, landing lights, and more.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star diorama

Obi-Wan Kenobi makes his last stand against his former pupil:

LEGO Star Wars Death Star diorama

Check out for tons more pictures.

Minecraft in Lego: Blocks to Bricks

What’s the first thing everyone says when they try Minecraft? “It’s like building with Lego!” And to me, Minecraft really is the perfect Lego-esque game. So, it was natural to combine two of my favorite things, which already seemed destined to be together. Some of you may have seen this at Brickcon 2011 back in October where I displayed it, but now it’s finally online just in time for the official game release date tomorrow!


Best MOCs of 2011 from France

As much as Lego is a worldwide hobby, it’s not easy to be aware of what people from other countries are building, especially if they are not active in the English-speaking communities that we often visit. I’m glad that Olivier (LegoManiac) sent me a link to the nominees for the best MOCs of 2011 on Brickpirate, the largest online French Lego community.

Fortnight to go for 7777 Redux contest

7777 Redux LogoJust a reminder that there’s only a fortnight to go in the 7777 Redux contest. Enter and you could become the proud new owner of a 10219 Maersk train, 7937 Train Station or 7936 Level Crossing.

All entries must be in by midnight 30th November on the east side of the date line. If your clock says Nov 30th you’ll be fine.

Free shipping from LEGO Shop through Dec 12 [News]

The LEGO Shop online is continuing free shipping for all orders over $99.00 through mid-December, ending December 12.

Receive FREE Shipping on any order of $99 or more.  Valid thru 12.13.11

A fair proportion of the 2012 LEGO sets are also online now.


And don’t forget that you can pick up a free LEGO Star Wars ARF Trooper with the code 4TBB (US) or TBBO (CA).

UPDATE 1: The LEGO Shop team have informed us that the checkout system has experienced a problem recently while applying the promotional code, preventing the ARF Trooper from being added visibly to the the shopping cart at checkout. ARF Trooper supplies have not run out, and they are correctly being included in your orders.

Update 2: For those of you like me who noticed last night that the second of two Christmas vignettes was available for purchase at $10, this was also an inventory/website mistake. It will be available for free with orders over $99 during Black Friday weekend next week.