In this video by Chris Salt, the Power Miners do not shine in their attitudes towards the women in their midst. However, the animation is smooth, the jerk gets what’s coming to him, and there are singing rock monsters. What more could you ask for?
LEGO Power Miners models on The Brothers Brick
The LEGO Power Miners theme was first released in 2009 and discontinued at the end of 2010. Inspired by the fan favorite Rock Raiders theme of the 1990s, the theme has proved popular among LEGO builders for its excellent orange and green color scheme and for its alternative take on traditional construction themes.
In contrast to earlier this year, I don’t think there are enough Power Miners LEGO creations out there. It really is a pretty cool theme. Brandon Bannerman (Catsy) seems to agree, having recently posted this Mobile Roof Support rig. More pics on Flickr.
UPDATE: High-res photos of LEGO Atlantis sets are now out. ——– Alexander (Shurik) posted pictures of some of the 2010 sets that LEGO has displayed at a sponsored event in Russia called Festival Rossiyskogo Fan Forum Lego. The featured sets include samples from the following themes: Atlantis, Toy Story, Prince of Persia, Star Wars, Power Continue reading →
. . . , but I think golfing with Power Miners might be pretty cool. This clever scene by Rok Stembergar (kokorozashi15) uses a few little tricks to great effect. Fine, I admit enjoying mini-golf.
Like many adult fans of LEGO, Marek Markiewicz wasn’t convinced that the new LEGO Power Miners theme would work. Then Marek built this. Marek calls his creation boring, but I don’t think heavy equipment can ever be boring. The low-slung vehicle is designed to work in the low-ceilinged tunnels of a mine.
The mid-2009 LEGO sets are now available from The Official LEGO Shop online, including the brand-new LEGO Space Police theme — a theme that has the fingerprints of Mark Stafford and Adam Grabowski all over it. Two of the smaller sets make it easy to get a couple of the unique new aliens from this theme. The VTOL Continue reading →
With a distinct, heavy industrial feel, this Power Miners tractor by Tekka Croe looks like it could crush boulders with its treads alone: Note the orange Bionicle mask as a cargo compartment on the back. “Oh yes” indeed.
LEGO fans here in Seattle still unconvinced that the new Power Miners color scheme is “realistic” need only look out their windows on recycling day each week — the new natural gas-powered trucks are exactly the same color as Bob Newill‘s walker: Check out more photos of Bob’s walker in his LEGO Power Miners Walker Continue reading →
The fighter by Geoff Herndon (Tekka Croe) that Dan blogged yesterday may be spikier, but I’m a sucker for small and adorable. This Power Miners bike would make an awesome impulse-purchase set. EDIT: Oh look, this drilling unit by Kevin Fedde (Crimson Wolf) also fits the post title! EDIT 2: Okay, what is up with Continue reading →
The Power Miners line has inspired several fan creations based on the theme. These two recent ones by SolarRed and Jarek (Jerrec) are noteworthy for their accurate adherence to the theme while adding the dash of details as expected from adult fan builders.
Steven Marshall has put his orange bricks and the new Power Miners rollcage piece together to create this beautiful minifig-scale forklift, complete with actual rear steering!
LEGO Space Police, Indy, Castle, NXT 2.0, and other late 2009 sets revealed at Canadian toy show [News]
UPDATE: Nearly all of the LEGO sets featured in this post are now available, including LEGO Space Police, Castle, and Agents 2.0. ———— LEGO fans don’t normally get an official look at third-quarter LEGO set releases until Toy Fair New York in mid-February. However, CTV technology journalist Kris Abel visited the Canadian Toy & Hobby Continue reading →
Benlego presents a couple of winter wonderland scenes about to be interrupted by those rascally Power Miners: As a bonus, check out this creative shadow puppetry: And, finally, thanks to the new Castle and Pirate sets, minifigs can finally go fishing properly:
Given the target demographic of the site as a whole, I don’t frequently delve too deep on LEGO.com, but buried (heh heh) deep on the official Power Miners site, “Hippotam, Jr.” recently discovered a bunch of great videos of the LEGO Power Miners designers talking about their sets. In this video, the lead designer introduces Continue reading →
Adam Grabowski (Mister Zumbi) breaks out the bricks and dusts off his photoshop skills to show how AFOLs could do Power Miners if they gave it a go. He presents both the Ursus 1410 (pictured above) and the Belarus Beta (below) as some Soviet inspired (a minor fetish of mine) Power Miners. Aside from the Continue reading →