About Edwinder

Ed’s interest for LEGO was rekindled not long ago and it seems there’s no way out of the rabbit hole. His love for LEGO goes beyond the bricks and into being curious about every aspect about the company, its strategy, the community and the eco-system that brings the brick to life. His AFOL counterparts describe him as inquisitive, opinionated and vengeful. His response is you should not believe everything you read on the internet.

Posts by Edwinder

Build your very own Iron Man Mark 1 in Chibi style

Everyone can (almost) be Tony Stark with the right instructions, and here’s your (pretend) chance to be an Avenger! Hachiroku24’s cute chibi version of the Mark 1 from the movie that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe is adorable in every single way. And it’s complete with the added missile launcher and the flame thrower. I’ve gotta love how the negative space is created with the cheese slopes bring the character’s eyes to life. Well? What are you waiting for? Go burn some bad guys already!

Lego Iron Man Mark 1 Chibi

Click to see the video build instructions

The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is really a very pretty car, even in LEGO

I have got to admit something quite shallow. I’m ashamed to say, but when it comes to cars, I judge the book by its cover. I only care what it looks like on the outside; I can’t figure out how many pistons or spark plugs it requires to blast off from 0 to 100km/h. Nor do I care! What I do know, however, is how difficult it is to capture the essence of beautiful curves and do justice to the real Chevrolet Corvette C8 using only hard-edged plastic bricks! The top trophy goes to Lasse Deleuran for even attempting this feat. And what I like about car builds like this one is how the windscreens are built using regular non-trans clear pieces. And though it’s not exactly new, I always love the Round 1×1 Quarter tiles used in many builds to smooth out the rough edges.

C8 Corvette - version 3 - top

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Twas the night before Halloween

Builder architectlego has amazing skills in creating ethereal LEGO scenes with great photography, lighting and photo magic touchups. This Halloween themed build is one more that does not disappoint.

Halloween around the corner… elixirs brewed in advance for peak potency,
Luring the young and innocent.. with all things sweet and savory,
Isn’t it obvious? …stay away outsiders,
Dead giveaway! …cracked windows and spiders,
Complete in costume with a crooked pointy hat,
No witchery wicked ways are complete without the companion cat.

Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the bricks of an Englishman!

I couldn’t get that phrase out of my head when I saw this cut-scene of a large bearded brick monster having a go at the castle themed minifigures fighting for their lives. Gotta hand it to Paddy Bricksplitter not just for the overall action-filled scene, but my favourite is the weaponry — the catapult built with a bent hose for its bow arm. The details of the still-protruding shaft sticking out of the giant’s arm while bleeding is simply ingenious and well thought out.

Big Trouble

LEGO Star Wars 75252 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer and 10267 Winter Village Gingerbread House available now [News]

The LEGO Star Wars 75252 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer and 10267 Winter Village Gingerbread House are now available from the LEGO Shop online as of the 1st of October. The LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor Micro Build will be available as a free gift with purchase on sales over $75 on Triple Force Friday (4th -6th October) together with Double VIP Points for Star Wars purchases.

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Star Wars Separatist Brick Destroyer Ultimate Collector Series

While fans scream out upon seeing yet another UCS Millennium Falcon (whether it’s in joy or angst is a different discussion altogether), flying right under the radar is the Separatist Brick Destroyer, or SBD, in LEGO Ultimate Series Collector scale. I must say this design by L-DI-EGO is one of the best re-imaginings of the humble LEGO brick separator. The intense greebling makes it all more realistic and I think it definitely needs to be considered for an upcoming Star Wars movie. After all, the Slave 1 reminds me of a household iron, I don’t see why this can’t be part of the lineup.

UCS Separator-class Star Destroyer

Check out the menacing details and raw power of the underside, uh, I mean dark side!

Engines - Separator-class Star Destroyer

Christmas themed BrickHeadz LEGO 40353 Reindeer, Elf and Elfie revealed [News]

Another Brickheadz set has been revealed by retailer mir-kubikov. It will be released in the near future for the upcoming holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be joined by LEGO set 40353 featuring a Reindeer, Elf, and Elfie. The set comes with add-on builds to complement seasonal scenes.

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Devour the delicious LEGO 10267 Winter Village Gingerbread House [Review]

The Winter Village series is always highly anticipated, keeping LEGO fans on their toes regarding what the next set will be in the ever-growing storybook town. The series is celebrating eleven years of beloved Christmas scenes, the first of which was introduced in 2009. Now, fans of the theme can build the Winter Village Gingerbread House. Minus the re-release of the very first Winter Village Toy Shop in 2015, this is the tenth set in the series. It consists of 1477 pieces, the second-highest piece count in this series after the Winter Village Cottage (1490 pieces). Set 10267 Gingerbread House is priced at US $99.99 | CAN $139.99 | UK £89.99 and will be available on the 1st of October.

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Free Star Wars mini droid VIP exclusive with Droid Commander set purchase and a free LEGO lunchbox [News]

The LEGO Store Online has two promotions currently. First up is an exclusive gift with purchase of the LEGO BOOST 75253 Droid Commander set. VIPSs receive a free “mini” version of the droid commander set with a printed Star Wars anniversary tile. The promotion is available through Sept. 15 or while supplies last, so you may want to grab these as soon as you can.  199.99 USD | 269.99 CAD | 179.99 UK.

The second promotion is for an old school metal lunchbox with an image of the original patent on the front. This retro promotion is available online only with purchases more than $99 through September 15 or until supplies run out.

Click to get a closer look at the exclusives, along with instructions.

Which LEGO sets have the most part count of a single element? [Feature]

LEGO enthusiasts love uncovering every tiny detail and bit of trivia that they can get their hands on. One of the questions that resurfaced recently was to identify the set that has had the highest number of the same parts — parts that are repeated not just in element design, but also in color. We found this thread on Facebook (login required) where the question was raised, which led to a Brickset discussion, and thanks to dvdweyer, we have an answer. He’s extracted the Rebrickable database for the most up to date status — at least until the next “biggest LEGO set ever” takes over one of the spots in this list.

We’ve then used the extracted details to form an infographic and added additional statistics to highlight the percentage of elements in comparison to the whole set. Here are the Top 13 sets visualised with the highest part count.

See more LEGO parts trivia after the jump

Catch a rodent with this functional LEGO mousetrap [Instructions]

If you have a rodent problem at home, you’re in luck. Here’s a solution using a LEGO-built mousetrap designed and tested by Jerac.

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10 new fan projects have qualified for the second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review [News]

More LEGO Ideas sets are coming next year with the announcement today of 10 new fan-created sets being shortlisted. These sets gained the crowd-sourcing platform’s 10,000 supporter requirement between May and early September of 2019. Now comes the part where we all wait in anticipation on which could possibly be the sets that become official LEGO merchandise. While LEGO usually picks one set from each round to turn into a real product, occasionally the company chooses several or none at all. The models are assessed on their viability as sets, including sales projections and as designs that could be translated into a model of usual LEGO quality. We’d like to wish all the successful builders congratulations on this phase and good luck for the next!

Let’s take a closer look at each one of the submissions