I remember being super excited when Hotel Transylvania was announced in 2011. Not only due to its quirky theme or creepy characters. Director Genndy Tartakovsky announced that its potential success could also revive his old series, Samurai Jack. Well, Jack came back. Three movies and an animated series later, it’s clear this story was a big hit. Just in time for this Halloween, Mehdi Rustamov built a dollhouse-style playset inspired by this spooky series. This cute and creepy set is brimming with characters and features the main entrance hall, Dracula and Mavi’s rooms, and Quasimodo’s kitchen. Please don’t bother the vacationing creatures as we take a look around, all right?
The Frankenstein BrickHeadz will be available on the LEGO Online stores (Sept 15). As usual, the exact time of release may vary across regions. A new addition to the store is the Obi Wan Star Wars LEGO 20th Anniversary figure that was previously only available as a gift-with-purchase and if you feel lucky, you can order individual packs of the latest Harry Potter Series 2 collectible minifigures.
Is it too early to be thinking about Halloween? Not at all! And LEGO is here to help us get into the (ahem) spirit of things with a new BrickHeadz set. But is this a seasonal offering or a hint of something more substantial to come? Say hello to 40422 BrickHeadz: Frankenstein, number 111 in the BrickHeadz collection. This 108-piece set has yet to get an official price or release date, but will likely match the $9.99 US pricing from the rest of the line. What secrets does this set have in store? Read on and see!
You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this; someone build two similar scale, similar quality classic movie monsters in a row so that I can use this title and opening theme music to evoke a sense of nostalgia for childhood monster movies. Brilliant, right? The team over at Build Better Bricks have answered all my monstrous wishes with this electrifying Frankenstein Monster and savage Werewolf and finally my mad scheme has come to fruition. (Muah-hah-hah!) The fact that it happened right before Halloween is just icing on the delicious ghoulish cake.
Now that this plan has been fulfilled it seems much less diabolical than I had initially imagined. I suppose I would make a terrible Bond villain then. But still, didn’t it get you in the mood to watch two campy monster classics in a row? It did for me.
Taking on the mantle of the good Doctor Victor Frankenstein, Dogod Brick Designs has stitched together his very own monster. LEGO bricks, as it turns out, are extremely well suited to depicting the square-headed Boris Karloff take on Mary Shelley’s doomed character.
Built in the sallow register of grey and black, the tragic creature’s heavy features are atmospherically lit from above to eerie effect.