The 2013 Creations for Charity fundraiser is ending in less than 24 hours, and your help is needed to buy a custom Lego model donated by the fans. All prices are discounted to their minimum, and if they’re still too high, then you can even make an offer. Over $7,000 have been raised so far to buy Lego for underprivileged children, let’s try to break $8,000 in the last day!
Paul Hetherington is one of the most skilled builders for building a diorama and bringing it to life with animated elements. His Joker’s Funhouse display is not only impressive to look at, but it features many ingenious moving elements that make me scratch my head and wonder how it’s done. Check out the video below and see for yourself. It’s no surprise that this creation won Best in Show at this year’s BrickCon.
Blake Baer and Jack Bittner showcased their third castle collaboration at BrickFair earlier this year, and now they have taken photos of the display for everyone to enjoy. The creation uses around 80,000 pieces and stands 4’8″ tall. It features a colorful marketplace, a beautiful wooded area and of course, the gate of Erebor. You can see the entire gallery on Flickr along with a video and a shot with the builders for scale. If you want to see construction photos, check out more on MOCpages.
The 5th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser is ending soon. There’s only 9 days left to shop for a custom creation, each designed and made by a Lego fan who hopes you’ll purchase the creation to help raise money to buy Lego for underprivileged children. With the fundraiser ending soon, prices are at their lowest on most items.
Don’t forget that 100% of the net income will be spent on Lego that will be donated to kids in multiple parts of the world. In addition, Bricklink has offered to match 10% of the money raised. Take a look at the store and see what’s for sale!
In addition to recent Amazon sale, some new sets have been put on discount of 30% or higher. Here are some notable ones:
LEGO Ninjago Garmatron 70504 $25.49 (36%)
LEGO Chima Eris Eagle Interceptor 70003 $22.97 (34%)
Lego Castle Dragon Mountain – 70403 $32.99 (34%)
LEGO Star Wars Z-95 Headhunter 75004 $32.99 (34%)
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Pool 41008 $26.60 (33%)
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE $60.99 (32%)
LEGO Galaxy Squad Hive Crawler $47.99 (31%)
LEGO Super Heroes Daily Bugle Showdown 76005 $35.15 (30%)
Brickshelf user maydayartist built a stunningly detailed replica of a 1577 English galleon using custom cloth sails and rigging. On top of that, he photoshopped the model into a painting of the high seas, greatly enhancing the presentation.
75024 HH-87 Starhopper is one of the sets from the summer wave of Lego Star Wars. The set contains 362 pieces and retails for $39.99, which you can buy from the LEGO Shop.
Here is my summary of the highlights of the set, which are elaborated in the review video below.
- Unusual color for a Star Wars ship
- 3 unique minifigs
- Average play features
- Hardly any new elements
- Messy design on the wing pattern and the nose
This is an average Star Wars ship at an unremarkable price. I was originally drawn to its unusual color scheme. Unfortunately, the dark tan parts are not uncommon and the lime green tiles are very cheap to obtain. I do not recommend this set for its parts. Even for a display set, the design is messy at places such as in the pattern on the wings and the nose. For kids, it’s a sturdy model and will stand up to lots of play, and they will likely not be as picky as an adult builder when it comes to parts selection and design. Thus, this set is best suited for the young ones, as it is meant to be.