Tag Archives: Disney

Top 10 LEGO news posts on TBB in 2016 [News]

As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment and look at some of the most popular news posts this year. What theme made the most appearances on our list? Who took the number one spot? Where does 10255 Assembly Square fall on our list? Read on to find out!

LEGO 10255 Assembly Square

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LEGO Disney 41150 Moana’s Ocean Voyage [Review]

We’re continuing our adventure in the South Seas, after reviewing 41149 Moana’s Island Adventure, with the second set celebrating Disney’s Moana, 41150 Moana’s Ocean Voyage. This is the larger of the two, and retails for $39.99 USD, with 307 pieces.

We’re going to talk about the film a bit in this review, so be warned of mild spoilers ahead.

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41149 Moana’s Island Adventure [Review]

Disney’s newest addition to their wildly successful Disney Princess franchise, Moana, is in theaters now, and is itself wildly successful. Worldwide, Moana has brought in over $240 million USD, with that number expected to rise. LEGO has release two sets for the movie; we’re reviewing the first of these for you today: 41149 Moana’s Island Adventure. This set is 205 pieces, $24.99 and available now.

We’re going to talk about the film a bit in this review, so be warned of spoilers ahead.

Click here to read our review!

The Sorcerer’s Appendix

Sometimes, LEGO builds are less about amazing techniques or unusual parts selections than they are about a great little story, scene, or joke. Yes, there’s a great monochrome background behind the bright blue hues in the foreground in this vignette by Julius von Brunk, but it’s ultimately the very silly pun in the title that makes this LEGO creation wonderful.

The Sorcerer's Appendix

New LEGO sets out on LEGO.com: Batman, Disney Moana, Super Hero Girls, and more [News]

Just in time for Cyber Monday, the US and Canadian LEGO Shop sites have released a number of new sets, including sets from The LEGO Batman Movie, Disney’s Moana, and the new DC Super Hero Girls line. Meanwhile, Black Friday & Cyber Monday LEGO sales continue on both LEGO.com and Amazon.com.

LEGO sent us early copies of the new Batman sets, and we’ll have reviews of them up shortly. 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider has entertaining minifigs and lots of purple.

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“M I see K E why M O you S E!”

Koen‘s LEGO version of the little mouse that started it all is phenomenal. Just look at that face! So expressive. This adorable Mickey stands 21 centimeters tall and is made from 313 LEGO pieces. Koen was inspired to build Mickey after he noticed that the new inverted dish with handle looks a lot like the classic Disney mouse ears. My favorite details are the sausage eyebrows and gloved hands.

Mickey Mouse

First trailer for LEGO and Disney’s new Northern Lights Frozen spinoff [News]

Disney continues their very popular Frozen franchise, with a little help from LEGO. The newest addition to Elsa and Anna’s adventures with Northern Light premiers December 9, 2016 on the Disney Channel. Join Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven as they try to save the Northern Lights. You can watch the trailer below, and don’t forget to also check out the new Disney Frozen LEGO sets.

First look at LEGO sets from Disney’s upcoming film Moana [News]

Disney’s newest animated feature, Moana, is the story of a little girl from the Pacific Islands who encounters a demigod on her journey to save her people. The movie comes out this Wednesday, but we haven’t gotten a good official look at the LEGO sets accompanying it until now. There are two sets, each featuring Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) as a minidoll, and the larger set also features demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) as a large, Hulk-style figure. We’ll be bringing you an early hands-on review of both sets in a few weeks, before they’re due to hit stores.

41150 Moana’s Ocean Voyage, 307 pieces

LEGO Disney Moana 2017

LEGO Disney Moana 2017

Check out more brand new sets:

2017 LEGO Disney Frozen sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets
2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 2
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set

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NERDvember 2016: The happiest contest on Earth

It’s November, and that means that our pal Tommy Williamson over at BrickNerd is hosting his annual NERDvember building contest. This year the theme of the contest is Disney, so contestants are encouraged to come up with Disney-inspired versions of the iconic Nerdly character.

We’re already seeing a lot of great entries and some of our favorites are featured below. Get building now, as the contest ends on the 30th and there are some sweet Disney-themed LEGO prizes to be won! And now a word from the Nerd in Chief himself:

Click here to see our favorite NERDvember entries

New Ice Palace from Disney’s Frozen revealed, plus more Creator Sets [News]

The new sets for 2017 continue with a glimpse of Disney’s Frozen, Disney’s Princess Pets, and 6 new creator sets! Brickset reports that the Disney Princess theme will be renamed simply Disney, and should include both the general Disney sets and Frozen sets. The new Frozen lineup includes a new Ice Palace, which is a good deal larger than the previous version (which is on sale currently, along with the other Disney Frozen sets). And next up, we also have some new Creator sets, making the this the third batch of 2017 Creator sets we’ve seen. We’ve got links below for the previous reveals.

41148 Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace
LEGO Disney 2017

Check out more brand new sets:

2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
2017 LEGO Star Wars sets

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LEGO V.I.N.CENT. goes in, through...and beyond

Pascal explores the depths of space with this awesome rendition of V.I.N.CENT. (Vital Information Necessary CENTralized.) from Disney’s The Black Hole. The Black Hole has not aged well, in my opinion, but V.I.N.CENT. has always been one of my favorite movie robots. Pascal has managed to capture his essence quite well. You can almost hear Roddy McDowell’s voice coming over the speakers. The expression of the eyes and studless build technique are perfect. One also has to love the presentation, using the same black hole graphic as in the movie.

V.I.N.CENT

Ohana means family, and you’ll want this adorable LEGO Stitch to be family

Tyler Clites is a master character sculptor, and he’s turned his hand to Stitch, the universe’s cutest little genetically-enhanced world destroyer from the beloved Disney film Lilo & Stitch. This LEGO Stitch stands 7 inches tall, and has 13 points of articulation so Stitch can be the expressive and lovable little monster he is, from wild terror to cuddly friend.

Stitch


Tyler has submitted Stitch to LEGO Ideas, so maybe someday we’ll be able to buy one!