Monthly Archives: September 2009

CubeDudes Invade!

Angus Maclane has been building like crazy lately. The craziness has manifested itself as CubeDudes, which appear to be famous characters with cubes for heads. They are adorable! He just posted oodles of these awesome little dudes. Click on the pictures to go to a gallery of related figures.

Which is your favorite?

LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros

LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros

LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros

LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros LEGO Cubedudes Starwars Marvel Terminator Superheros

The Adventures of Clutch Powers [News]

Gerard Joosten just posted a picture of a flyer he found packaged with the latest Bionicle movie. The flyer claims that “The Adventures of Clutch Powers” is coming to DVD in the spring of 2010. I’m pretty sure this isn’t the movie with which Warner is involved. There are Universal and Tinseltown Toons logos on there. What are your thoughts and feelings about this?

LEGO Movie Clutch Powers

(Edit: Its looks like this is the first of several straight-to-DVD releases.)

James May’s LEGO house destined for ruins

The life-sized LEGO house built by the British TV presenter James May faces imminent destruction after LEGOLAND Windsor withdrew their plans to purchase the massive structure due to expensive transportation costs. The house was built with about 3 million LEGO bricks supplied by the LEGO Group and took about 1000 volunteers who worked tirelessly for about a month to complete. It features a furnished bedroom, living room, kitchen, and a bathroom with a functional toilet – all made from LEGO bricks. Unfortunately, this architectual feat will not be enduring the times. According to the Daily Mail, “if no one collects it by 8am on Tuesday, it will be hacked to bits with chainsaws.”

Read more on BBC News or the Daily Mail.

UPDATE: There’s even a Save James May’s Lego House group on Facebook.

Get chrome parts and accessories from

While browsing Bricklink today, I came across a store that specializes in custom chrome LEGO elements. Here, you can get a diverse array of industrially chromed parts from minifig helmets and accessories to car parts for pimping your ride. You can even ask the store to chrome your own LEGO element. Visit and browse their offerings in the chrome gold and chrome silver color categories. You can also find out more by reading their FAQ page.

The following video showcases their products with some rather dramatic and suspenseful background music. After all, chrome is serious business.

If you’re making an order, feel free to drop a mention that you’re a reader of our blog. If many people show interest, we will be featuring a review of these products in the coming weeks.

Pictures of 2010 LEGO sets – Atlantis, Toy Story, & more – at Festival RFFL [News]

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 Miners, City, Bionicle and more.

EDIT (TG): These pictures were uploaded due to a miscommunication and have been removed from Flickr at the request of TLG. The local Ambassador, Igor Makarov, asked me to remove the deeplink which I have done.

UPDATE: also has box art for one of the 2010 LEGO Power Miners sets, 8188 Fire Blaster:

LEGO Power Miners 2010

Star Justice Saddleback prisoner transport by nabii

Though vehicles by Mark Stafford (nabii) tend more toward the spacey, new creations from him are no less an event than ones from his LEGO coworker Adam.

LEGO Star Justice Saddleback by Mark Stafford

The “Saddleback” is part of the Star Justice universe designed by Chris Giddens. The front-end greebles are gorgeous, as are the engines (encircled by skis).

See more photos on MOCpages and Flickr.

BrickForge releases “UN” helmets, mushrooms, lots of new colors [News]

BrickForge military helmetOne of the themes we’ll be incorporating into the final Zombie Apocafest is “Victory!” If last year’s display represented the outbreak and chaos that would follow a zombie pandemic, we’ll arrange this year’s display to include the human counterattack, victory, and even reconstruction.

To that end, we’ve worked with BrickForge on a way to unify the organized human resistance. And what’s more iconic of multi-national military forces than the blue headgear of the United Nations?

BrickForge beretBrickForge’s Military Helmet and Beret are now available in Medium Blue. The Brothers Brick will be handing out a bunch to those of you who bring military minifigs, but you can of course order more from

Through Tuesday, September 22 at 11 PM Eastern, if your order includes any medium blue headgear, BrickForge will automatically upgrade your shipping to USPS Priority (applies to domestic US orders only). This ensures that you get your helmets and berets in time for BrickCon 2009.

While you’re at it, you might want to include some of the great new colors and items BrickForge has just released. I’m particularly pleased to see that the mushrooms BrickForge teased us with at BrickFair are now available.

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Shrooms are available in six colors, and don’t miss all the other items BrickForge has released in new colors.

The new sets just keep getting smaller and smaller...

In addition to the fantastic new creations coming out of Dan’s Mini Castle Contest V, we get to see immense creativity in micro-scale recreations of our favorite classic castle sets.

Griffon brings an excellent rendition of 6080 LEGOLand Castle, originally released in 1984:

It even opens up, just like the original! Check out the rest of the photos on Brickshelf.

Weekly LEGO news roundup for September 19, 2009 [News]

LEGO Pirates ship

  • Arrrr!!! The LEGO Pirates theme will be going on hiatus starting in mid-2010.
  • Flickr. Tim gave us some great guidelines for participating in LEGO groups on Flickr.
  • Brick shirt. ThinkGeek gave us the Brick Construction Shirt. We eagerly await the ability to build on our chests.
  • Sean Kenney. David Pagano interviewed Sean Kenney, the first LEGO Certified Professional, for the New York Geekcast podcast.
  • BrickCon 2009. More than 300 people have registered so far to attend BrickCon, which starts in less than two weeks. If you’re still on the fence, there’s still time to register.