takamichi irie asks the viewer of this creation a very simple, very profound question: what if the Ghostbusters outsourced the creation of their equipment to Tony Stark? Looking past the cross-dimensional travel problems (or maybe this just exists in LEGO Dimensions), we would have something like this:
Not only is this a great little vignette and the idea behind it is genius, but it uses official sets to create something new. The scene looks to be the lower garage portion of 75827 Firehouse Headquarters and the Ghostbuster is a conversion of the Hulkbuster from 76031 The Hulk Buster Smash.
November brings a new major entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will add a whole lot more magic to the expansive superhero world. Thanks to Amazon Japan, we’ve now got our first look at the LEGO version of Doctor Strange in 76060 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum.
Click to read the full announcement (mild plot spoilers)
What if Captain America and Red Skull were characters in Star Wars instead of the Marvel universe? Hey, it’s not inconceivable… And what vehicles would they ride? tankm answers these questions with a great pair of speeders. The Cap sits astride what would be more properly called a “swoop,” while Red Skull scoots around in an utterly fantastic retro-futuristic air speeder. As much as I love Captain America (or at least I did…), I’m rooting for Red Skull today due to the sheer awesomeness of his ride.
Incidentally, our friends over at FBTB are hosting a Themed Speeder Bikes contest, which runs through the end of the day tomorrow. Given how small speeder bikes are, there’s still time to enter.
Alongside the summer 2016 LEGO Star Wars sets LEGO unveiled at Toy Fair this morning in New York City, we bring you the next batch of LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets, scheduled for release in March and August.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled for release in May, but LEGO will be releasing a number of new Captain America sets in March.
76047 Black Panther Pursuit (287 pieces at $29.99)
76050 Crossbones’ Hazard Heist (179 pieces at $19.99)
Click through to see all the 2016 LEGO Marvel sets
Monsterbrick has posted a whole series of lovable big-headed racers using parts from the latest large-scale “constraction figures“. First-up we have a cracking Jango Fett who could have driven straight out of a new Mario Kart-style Star Wars racer (now there’s a game I’d snap up tomorrow)…
Other than the big-headed bounty hunter, my favorite of the lot is probably this supercute creation. Cap has never looked so adorable…
There’s not a whole load of complicated building techniques going on here, these are just pure good fun. I highly recommend you check out Monsterbrick’s Flickr stream to see the entire series.
This isn’t the first time someone has mixed the constraction heads with regular LEGO System scale bricks. Check out this Jangbricks video on YouTube.
We all know that LEGO minifigs have strange proportions — ones wearing large helmets even more so. George Panteleon has built a rather impressive War Machine figure that uses the standard minifig helmet, and it looks just about perfect. Beyond the overall proportions, though, George has incorporated a working light into the suit’s chest using a Power Functions LED, all impressively presented on a backdrop of broken concrete. War Machine definitely looks like he’s ready to take on Cap in Captain America: Civil War.
George says his War Machine figure was inspired by several other builders. Be sure to click the photo to read more about the build.
A few of the 2016 LEGO Superhero sets have finally been unveiled.
76049 Avenjet Space Mission
The similarities between this set and 76028 Darkseid Invasion are striking: four minifigs, a bigfig and some kind of vehicle. Heck, Dark Seid and Thanos even share the honour of a little floating platform to ride about in. Marvel fans can start jumping for joy now at Hyperion, Captain Marvel, Mark 39 Iron Man (also called “Gemini” and “Starboost”) and a space-going version of Captain America getting the minifig treatment. The Mad Titan Thanos comes to us as a bigfig, and he actually looks impressively good.
76048 Iron Skull Sub Attack is a very similar concept… except under water. Mark 37 Iron Man (“Hammerhead”), scuba Captain America, Red Skull and a Hydra diver are the minfigs accompanying a rather bulky submersible towing a cage. The armour on the Iron Man seems to be a recolour of the piece used for the minifig-scale Hero factory figures.
I’m personally more than a little excited for some new Iron Man, what’s everyone else looking out for?
MikMikEternity gives us this wonderful custom Groot minifigure. The detail and sculpting are impressive. He says he sculpted the additional pieces and painted by hand. I love the weathered, wooden look and the subtle greenery all over Groot. There is so much character.
Sean and Steph Mayo just posted the most adorable Baby Groot (Sapling Groot?) ever. It was for a commission and I have to say that the new owner is very, very fortunate. I am Groot!
You should also check out two other versions by Jack M and Tyler. We’ve highlighted Tyler’s Groot before, but missed the boat on Jack’s.
Spending three months and using 3500+ tiles, this stunning 144×96 stud mosaic by Brickmoc makes me want to crank up some Black Sabbath.
Here’s a quick recap of things seen around the LEGO booth on Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 yesterday.
Team Back to the Future member and project contributor of the newly released Back to the Future CUUSOO set, Masashi Togami, was hanging out at the booth with Tim Courtney, LEGO CUUSOO Community Manager.
This lovely, giant-size, brick-built display of the upcoming LEGO Minecraft sets was very popular among the fans.
At 7 PM, they did an unveil of the Minecraft sets at the booth. Executives from Mojang did the honors.
In one corner, you can try out a demo of the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Hero Game. It’s blast to fly around as Iron Man with repulsor jets or Hulk-out and smash everything in sight. Just for trying out the game, you got a LOKI key chain and a LEGO Marvel Game Poster. Free swag is cool.
And a final note, they are launching the steampunk-themed Master Builder Academy Invention Designer (Level 4) set
[We’ll have more on this closer to release -AB]. The first 100 sold at the booth will receive a signed and numbered artist’s print of the snazzy illustration of LEGO steampunk featured in the ads.
Most parents in my books are super heroes. Except we don’t have any super powers…well except for maybe super human patience and invulnerability to poop and spit-up. But what if parents were really super villains? Dave Kaleta answers that question by showing that not only can super villains be parents, they can be effective multi-taskers.
Check out the Full Photoset for all the hilarious details.