7628 Peril in Peru out, 7036 Dwarves Mine back, and more [News]

The Toys R Us exclusive LEGO Indiana Jones set 7628 Peril in Peru is now available from the LEGO Shop online. One of my candidates for “favorite LEGO set of all time,” 7036 Dwarves’ Mine is once again available: Of course, this latest update to the LEGO Shop online also includes a whole bunch of Continue reading →

7036 Dwarves’ Mine, remixed and extended by Alex Eylar

Each of us has our obsessions, and it should be fairly clear from my posts over this past year that one of mine is 7036 Dwarves’ Mine (sadly, currently sold out from The LEGO Shop; UPDATE: 7036 Dwarves’ Mine is back!) As a sucker for anything related to this wonderful set, I couldn’t pass up Alex Eylar‘s Continue reading →

Have I mentioned that I love 7036 Dwarves’ Mine? [Review]

Well, I do. I love 7036 Dwarves’ Mine! It may in fact be my favorite LEGO set in several years. It’s got great play features that had me running over and showing my wife as I built the set, and as I discovered each new piece, I kept thinking about how I could use them Continue reading →

Photo review of 7036 Dwarves’ Mine on BrickZone.net

The newest Castle set, 7036 Dwarves’ Mine, is starting to show up in stores and online. For those of us cursed to live near the end of The LEGO Company’s supply chain, we have the BrickZone.net photo review to make us jealous of the rest of you. Of particular note is the fact that the Continue reading →

News: Early Picture of 7036 Dwarves’ Mine

Standard disclaimer: LEGO hasn’t confirmed that this is “real,” and this could be an early prototype (bear in mind how different the Viking sets were between prototype pictures and their final production versions). From what I can see, this set has a lot of new parts: A troll New swords Mining carts Bronze or gold Continue reading →

The M:Tron base of our dreams: 4 years and 100,000 LEGO bricks

I remember getting a used M:Tron set as a kid and discovering how awesome magnetism is, and how I wanted to learn where magnets came from. Thanks to Blake Foster and his M:Tron Magnet Factory, I finally know the answer: Not only has Blake created an inspired M:Tron base and stunning landscaped base, but he’s Continue reading →

LEGO Star Wars Sets for 2014 Unveiled [News]

Looking remarkably like previous years’ offerings, the 2014 sets have been revealed for your perusal. With only one exception, this wave is all from the prequel films, and I believe all of the vehicles in this wave have already appeared in previous versions. So if you’ve missed out on your favorite one before, you’ll get Continue reading →

VirtuaLUG’s Wizard of Oz diorama will knock off your ruby slippers

VirtuaLUG collaborated on a mammoth Wizard of Oz layout for BrickWorld this year. I posted the wizard’s hot-air balloon earlier but the entire diorama definitely deserves its own post. They worked together on a large number of dioramas depicting crucial scenes throughout the story. Each of the sections is an incredible piece alone. Together they Continue reading →

The Brothers Brigade

Well boys and girls, there is a new super hero team in town. If you thought The Avengers or Justice League were cool, just take a look at The Brothers Brigade. Twelve super powered, super cool individuals from around the World (well, most of them are from the U.S., but they do have three token Continue reading →