When Okay Yaramanoglu used Lego Toy Story minifigs to create Star Wars characters, the result is both startling and hilarious. See if you can identify who is who in this photo. You can find the answers in Okay’s Flickr photostream.
This giant Buzz goes to infinity and beyond.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Actually this giant Buzz, by Johnny Tang is very well done. The articulation,
the sand-green highlights, the square-jawed chin. The green army men are just icing on the cake. Woody doesn’t stand a chance against this space toy!
Edit: I posted this earlier and missed the fact that much of the sand-green and lime green is MegaBloks. There may be other MegaBloks that I have missed as well. What is your opinion of creations that use clone brands? Personally, I feel the accomplishment is cheapened. What are your thoughts?
Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will be out in movie theaters in a few weeks, but the LEGO Toy Story 3 are available now from the LEGO Shop online.
7597 Western Train Chase includes Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye the horse, Rex the T-Rex, and Hamm the piggy bank.
Some of the Toy Story sets look like pretty good LEGO City sets, including a pizza truck and a garbage truck:
All five LEGO Toy Story 3 sets are available on LEGO.com.
The weekly LEGO news roundups we started to do proved to be too time-consuming, but this past month has been a busy one, and you may have missed a few things. Without further ado, in case you missed it…
- New product info, releases, and reviews:
- 10211 Grand Emporium will be released on March 1
- First pics of LEGO Star Wars magnets and Vintage Minifigure Collection Vol. 5
- First pics of August 2010 LEGO Star Wars sets
- Why I love Christoph Niemann’s I LEGO N.Y.
- LEGO Harry Potter license extended and first pics of fall LEGO Harry Potter sets revealed
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars video game announced
- Canadian Toy Fair preempts NY Toy Fair, reveals LEGO Pixar, Kingdoms, World Racers, etc.
- The Window to the Community program comes to an end
- LEGO creation highlights:
- Paul Yperman builds a 30,000-piece Droid Control Ship
- Dave DeGobbi’s Crawler Town takes the Web by storm
- Cole Blaq’s Water Dragon rears its beautiful head
- 12-second MINDSTORMS Rubik’s Cube solver
- The Primopoc bandwagon gets rolling
- Lenticular LEGO mosaic by Chris Doyle
- Ed Diment’s Turok beast from Avatar
- Joe Meno’s LEGO iPad
- LEGO releases The Adventures of Clutch Powers
- Begun, the flame wars have:
- AFOL: A Blocumentary
- California LEGO fan’s collection stolen and then partially recovered
- LEGO Universe Beta sign-ups open
- Bricks Adventure event happens in Hong Kong
See what I mean? A busy month indeed.
In our interview with Angus MacLane back in 2008, we asked him why none of the toys in the previous two installments of the Toy Story series were LEGO. Read the interview to find out, but that gap has been corrected in Toy Story 3.
They’re a bit hard to spot in this screen cap by Bill Toenjes, so check out the photo on Flickr for notes and the full-size version. Watch the complete trailer for more LEGO, as well as a notable appearance by Totoro.
In related LEGO + Pixar news, this year’s giveaway Toy Fair premiums from LEGO included a CubeDude Buzz Lightyear signed and numbered by Angus himself (via FBTB’s complete Toy Fair 2010 coverage):
Now I’m mad that LEGO didn’t send The Brothers Brick an invite to this year’s Toy Fair. Hey LEGO, what gives? I demand my CubeDude Buzz Lightyear!
Finally, Toy Story director (Toy Story 3 executive producer) John Lasseter received the LEGO treatment at Toy Fair with this great bust built by Erik Varszegi (via Gizmodo):
Once again stealing the New York Toy Fair’s thunder, the first publicly available photos (read: not stolen or leaked) of late 2010 LEGO sets come from the Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair, via CTV tech reporter Kris Abel.
Of particular note for LEGO Castle fans is the new Kingdoms theme.
Check out Kris’ main post for links to each of his theme-specific posts, including:
- DUPLO (with new Pixar Cars sets)
- Prince of Persia
- Space Police
- Star Wars
- World Racers
It looks like Angus MacLane is at it again. This time, he’s built Luigi from the Pixar film Cars. This LEGO rendition is just as funny and cute as the original.