In part 1 and part 2 of our interview with Mark Stafford, we found out how Mark (Nabii) got his job and what it’s like to work for LEGO as a Designer. In our final section, we ask him about the differences between being a regular fan and designing official sets. Is it easy working Continue reading →
LEGO Power Miners models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
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 part 1 of our interview with Mark Stafford, we talked with Mark (Nabii) about how he became a LEGO Designer. In part 2, we’ll talk to him about his work today. The Brothers Brick: What sets have you made? Mark Stafford: I’ve been model designer for Exo-Force 8115 Dark Panther, 8118 Hybrid Rescue Tank Continue reading →
Tyler (Legohaulic) takes a spin on the Power Miners theme and delivers his unique vision of the underground crystal-collecting team.
UPDATE: Added Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Looks like lots more 2009 LEGO sets are finally showing up on the LEGO Shop online. Just about all of the 2009 LEGO Star Wars sets from The Clone Wars appear to be available now. 8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) includes the newly redesigned Yoda: 7751 Ahsoka’s Starfighter Continue reading →
LEGO’s official website for the 2009 Power Miners theme recently became active. Currently available contents include bios on the new rock monsters, a short game, and a fun quiz to see which rock monster you are. Meanwhile, Brickshelf user alldark has posted a few images of the new minifigs and rock monsters in this gallery.
UPDATE: The brand-new 2009 LEGO Power Miners sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online. It’s a news bonanza today! Next up, the first high-resolution photos of LEGO Power Miners. My favorite is the as-yet-unnamed 8961: This image of 8960 shows off the new minifigs, rock monster, and dynamite: Smalls sets are always nice Continue reading →
Eurobricks has a newer version of the images of the Power Miners sets that’ll be released in 2009. At this point the designs may still be preliminary, but this picture appears much more legit than the catalog scan that we have seen earlier.
UPDATE 2: 2009 LEGO Power Miners sets are now available from the LEGO Shop online. UPDATE 1: For those of you coming in from a search engine, we’ve recently posted pictures of the 2009 Power Miners box art. The first pictures of the 2009 Power Miners theme are available. Please note that these pictures may Continue reading →
Toy News Online has published information on upcoming product lines for 2009. The big news is Power Miners, but there is news on Bionicle, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Tiny Turbos and more! Launching in January, Power Miners will have year-round marketing support including a full PR campaign focused on the childrens’ press, online marketing, Lego Continue reading →