It can be lonely manning an outpost on a new planet, but this LEGO creation by Sad Brick makes it look downright relaxing. With lots of samples to collect, and equipment to maintain, it’s important to take a moment to look around and remember how crucial your work is to the future of humanity. A helpful robot to lend a hand makes the work go smoothly.
Gumball machines first appeared around 1907, although there were a few other types of vending machine for sticks of gum a couple of decades earlier. Bruce Lowell is not the first to create a LEGO gumball machine but his design is the most proportional, accurate and adorable version we have encountered. The globe utilises the gyrosphere parts that first appeared within Jurassic World, while the key from the Clockwork Robot minifigure is perfect as the turning mechanism.
There is an abundance of new sets being revealed at the moment, and the next 2018 set images we are able to share are from the Minecraft theme. At present there are no details regarding price or part count for the seven sets revealed. The images show new Minecraft animals and printed parts that look like fun additions, including rabbits, donkey, polar bear, chickens, a brown bear and some ‘cubic melons’.
21144 The Farm Cottage
21142 The Polar Igloo
I have a particular fear of what I cannot see, especially in the vast and open murky waters of the deep ocean. Who knows what monsters lurk below? Jason Mario builds an unconventional steampunked Kraken in the middle of a rough open sea. The ripple and foam effects give the scene more life and grandeur of disastrous event about to take place.
Every few months, the zany geniuses at Citizen Brick come up with another way to wow the LEGO community with their custom creations. This Black Friday (well, actually Thursday after the turkey has been eaten) they want us to know that the truth is out there.
Starting at 6pm CST on Thursday, Citizen Brick will launch their “After Dinner” Black Friday sale with several new products including their new Eks Files minifigures. The figures are based off of a highly successful TV series following your favorite FBI agents as they investigate conspiracies, mysteries and the paranormal, and in this case, a humanoid parasitic sewer monster.
Citizen Brick uses genuine LEGO parts and pad printing, just how minifigures are printed at the LEGO factory. Citizen Brick is also dual molding custom LEGO-compatible parts as well, including the cigarette accessory available in the Eks Files four-pack.
Additionally, Citizen Brick is launching their Teenage Car Thieves three-pack, so if you want your LEGO creation of a car crashing through a window or of a rebellious teen leading a parade, then this pack is for you.
Finally, Citizen Brick is throwing in some holiday swag for as long as they have it available. For every purchase over $75, they are giving away their 2017 Xmas Tin, featuring a few custom made holiday-themed minifig parts and accessories, including two cute minifigure-sized Citizen Brick blister packages printed on 1×2 tiles. Supplies are limited and sell out fast, so don’t take a nap after that turkey dinner and set an alarm for 6pm CST so you can get shopping!
We here at TBB have been consistently impressed by the quality of Citizen Brick’s work over the years, and we are not afraid to recommend their custom work to the greater LEGO community. While you scour the internet for discounted bricks on Black Friday, consider spending some of your LEGO budget to help support this innovative small business as well.
Love it or hate it, the Assassin’s Creed videogame series has brought many historical themes into the collective consciousness of the younger generations. And while LEGO builders often don’t need another incentive to look for inspiration in history, with classic LEGO themes like castle and pirates at the core of our hobby, Assassin’s Creed falls perfectly into such time frames and therefore makes a perfect subject for our beloved bricks. One of the recent builders who picked up this inspiration is Wookiewarrior, with this amazing diorama representing a scene from Assassins Creed Unity. The scene is part of a collaborative project built for the German Comic Con a project that involves some of the best builders from Germany.
The original U.S. Navy Douglas A-1F Skyraider was an single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. The design underwent many modifications, including versions devoted to the electronic countermeasures (ECM) mission. Ralph Savelsberg has created a beautifully accurate LEGO version of the EA-1F, which used ECM equipment to detect and jam enemy radar in the skies over Vietnam. You can see that the front wing edges are swept back ever so slightly, which Ralph cleverly achieved using tiles and brackets, making each step half a plate thick.
As is typical for carrier-based aircraft, the wings on the Skyraider can be folded and Ralph has also made sure that his model is accurate in this respect.
An image has surfaced today of the latest LEGO Architecture 21039 set depicting Shanghai, China. From left to right, the set includes what appears to be Longhua Temple, The Bund, The Oriental Pearl Radio&TV Tower, The Shanghai World Financial Center, and Shanghai Tower.
The set will be available worldwide on January 1, 2018. However, if you’re lucky enough to be in Shanghai on December 2, 2017, make sure to visit the Shanghai Disneyland LEGO flagship store to get your copy of the set a month ahead of the rest of the world signed by the design lead for the Architecture series Jamie Berard!
Joshua Hanlon and Boone Langston from Beyond the Brick are again hosting the annual Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream this weekend. From 5pm EST on Friday, November 24th to 5pm EST on Saturday, November 25th, you can tune in to watch and participate with fans from all over the world who join the stream to share their creations, talk about LEGO, and do some live building. There will be special guests joining, including LEGO designers in Billund, Denmark, along with other exciting events happening during the show. You can find more info on Creations for Charity’s website.
LEGO will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the plastic brick in 2018, having come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1958. The iconic interlocking bricks have led LEGO to becoming the largest toy company in the world, and LEGO seems to be reaching back to its roots with a new line of classic Creator-style sets emblazoned with the words building bigger thinking. Each set focuses on a different aspect of imagination and features a special tile printed with the 60th Anniversary logo.
Click below to see all of the sets
Built especially for the geek in all of us, Chris McVeigh brings us a festive LEGO blast of electronics nostalgia, all set to hang on your Christmas tree. That tan coloured monitor and CPU is what almost all Personal Computers came in back-in-the-day. And that detail of a floppy disk half shoved-in the drive delights the bits and bytes out of me.
You’ll never run out of Lego ornaments with these and more of Chris’s Christmas ornaments — check out all his building guides.
The researcher looks ready for dangerous encounters with her PPE attire, but the poor motorcycling lookout only gets binoculars and a fast bike for protection!