After its predecessor 71040 Cinderella Castle was retired only six months ago, LEGO has announced the new 43222 Disney Castle as a part of their line of Disney100 sets released this year. Debuting later this summer, the castle features four Disney princess minifigures and their corresponding love interests: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Tiana and Prince Naveen, Snow White and Prince Florian, and Cinderella and Prince Charming. The back of the model is chock full of references to Disney’s 100-year history, spread throughout its many rooms and towers. This is the largest classic Disney set yet, clocking in at 4,837 pieces, beating the last castle by almost 800 pieces. The set will be available for VIPs starting on July 1st, with open access at LEGO stores and at LEGO.com on July 4th. To sweeten the pot for early shoppers, there is a gift-with-purchase titled Disney 100 Years Celebration (not pictured) available with select LEGO Disney purchases from July 1st through 9th. 43222 Disney Castle will take you well over that limit, retailing for US $399.99 | CAN $519.99 | UK £344.99
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Today LEGO has finally revealed the next upcoming Ideas set will be 21341 Hocus Pocus. Last August LEGO revealed that Belgian Fan Designer Amber Veyt‘s Hocus Pocus – Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage submission would become an official set after reaching the requisite 10k votes to be considered in October 2021. The new set will feature the Sanderson Sister’s Cottage, which opens to show the museum and witches’ home inside. Six minifigures will be included: the three Sanderson Sisters, Max, Danni, and Allison, along with Thackery Binx as a black cat. The set will contain 2,316 pieces and is slated to be available for LEGO VIP members starting July 1, with general availability following on July 4. It will retail for US $229.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £229.99.
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I don’t know if you’ve seen E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or not, but it’s a delightful film that has been long overdue for some LEGO love. I’m happy to say this build from Alex Jones comes right from the heart (and for ours!). What’s not to love about this brick-built figure? E.T. has some of the strangest proportions for an alien lifeform, but that LEGO has some strange pieces. Alex brings them both together in wonderful harmony in E.T.’s shaping and details. Alex even got the iconic glowing heart and finger of the alien being incorporated into the build, courtesy of lightbricks. If you don’t phone home about this one, then lend your phone to E.T. so he can make a call! Just a warning, though — it’ll be a long distance call. A long, long distance.
I’m off doing other Lino stuff but I’ve programmed an AI to say what I would say so you should find this passage to be flawlessly indistinguishable from my own. The Brothers Brick alum Iain Heath has done it again and by “it” I mean making us feel hopelessly unhip all while filling our pants with chili. He’s built a LEGO M3GAN from the movie with a duplicate title and now we’re even more malfunctioning than we already were. Iain tells us he was rooting for the murderous dancing robot the whole time and if you know Iain as I do, then you’d know this to be true. The last time we upset LEGO purists we received a record number of complaints from folks with AOL email addresses. Still, our Co-Founder Andrew, who does that thing with the internet, says Iain is the best thing to ever happen to white bread. Please scan our archives to see even more reasons why we enjoy Iain Heath’s moose knuckle. Destroy all humans!
To some, the phrase “K-Car” evokes images of 1981 Chrysler mid-sized cars. Others, however, might be reminded of the 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria driven by Agent K in the first Men In Black film. I think I can guess which camp Peter Zieske falls into. This large-scale vehicle transforms from unassuming to jet-powered without any reassembly – just add some parts as you go. It’s an interesting take on a classic movie vehicle, with a level of transformation that would make even Optimus Prime happy.
Check out this animation to see it happen!
The build quality here is pretty excellent, too. Check out the rearview – it looks pretty screen-accurate to me!
Peter’s design is currently on LEGO Ideas, but if you’re wanting to get your hands on a cinematic automobile right now, though, check out our review of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 or Back to the Future Time Machine!
You can tell a lot about a person by what they carry around in their briefcase. And with a LEGO build like this in their valise, NS Brick Designs is ready for some proper action. Featuring the explosive Poppyland scene from Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we can clearly see all the carnage wrought as Eggsy and Galahad do battle with Poppy Adams and her sinister tech. I love the retro look of the diner, very much in-keeping with the scene in the movie. And the lettering above it is quite exquisite! But the real heroes in this scene are all the action poses to the left and right of our two protagonists. Perfect staging shows the Beauty Bot mid-explosion, a pair of cyber hounds stalking their prey, drones in mid-flight above the diner, and henchmen about to engage. My favorite detail has got to be the rocket launcher suitcase featured front and center.
Check out the fully-detailed interior of the diner, as well. I love the checkboard floor design here. However, with all this detail, I have to ask: where’s Elton?
Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the latest Marvel Superheroes set for adults, revealing 76215 Black Panther. The massive bust of the superhero with arms crossed in a Wakanda salute measures over 18 inches tall (46cm) and contains 2,961 pieces. It’s slated to be available Oct. 1 for US $349.99 | CAN $449.99 | UK £299.99, just in time for the sequel Wakanda Forever, which premieres Nov. 11.
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Ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming? Well make sure to wake up dear reader, we have an article for you. Rickard Stensby has created this most outstanding build of the charming Keanu Reeves. The model captures the proportions of the actor’s head in a fun, stylized way by extending the overall length of the face. An interesting technique can be found at the nose, where clip pieces are placed side by side to form nostrils. 1×1 curved slopes represent the lips providing the build with a realistic appearance and claw pieces portray the rounded edges of Keanu’s moustache. Even the little strand of hair, hanging over the forehead, is an excellent edition. Party on dudes!
The latest custom spaceship by Builder Caleb Ricks is a blend between classic shuttles and futuristic spacecraft. Creatively connected pieces build a practically seamless model straight from Caleb’s imagination but clearly inspired by a particular Christopher Nolan film. The USSC Interstellar is a patrol ship charged with keeping watch over various regions of space. This vessel from the United States Space Core scopes the cosmos for activity amongst the plethora of planets, stars, and nebulae that it encounters on its patrols.
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Experiencing dimensional infestations? Doctor Strange will make a house call to clear that right up for you! This magical LEGO build from Legomocs_501 went through a few iterations before this version emerged from the multiverse. What looks to be a normal house with a tall window quickly transforms, mirror dimension style, into a curving and broken walkway, sloping down towards grasping tentacles. The walls start peeling away until they’re but a memory to the dimensional rift threatening to consume the Sorcerer Supreme! The texturing on the wall fragments is very cool, achieved with plates and bricks of varying size. The grey plates bleeding down into the black of the base balance the sloping pathway by the tentacles. This keeps your eyes focused on the conflict between Strange and the intruding presence. This build captures the mind-bending nature of Doctor Strange and his adventures, making me all the more excited for his next on-screen appearance: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness!
LEGO has just taken the wraps off three sets based on the upcoming Pixar movie Lightyear. Slated to release in June, the film is a prequel of sorts to Toy Story and follows the adventures of a young Buzz Lightyear. The three-set wave features two regular sets, with Buzz’s 76832 XL-15 Spaceship (US $49.99 | CAN $64.99 | UK £44.99) clearly targeting an older market with a UCS-style info placard on the display stand, plus one 4+ set aimed at younger builders. As is often the case with movie tie-in sets, all three will be available well ahead of the movie’s release, starting April 24.
The movie’s director, Angus MacLane, a well-known LEGO fan and creator of the LEGO Ideas Wall-E set submission, is clearly excited about the film’s LEGO tie-ins, tweeting this earlier today:
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Today LEGO is introducing the latest pop culture icon to get a brick makeover with 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine. This 1,872-piece set features the famous customized DeLorean in Creator Expert scale at 14 inches long (35cm) with a full interior, a light-up flux capacitor, opening hood and doors, as well as transforming functions such as the wheels tucking in to fly. The set also includes two minifigures of Doc Brown and Marty McFly, and a UCS-style info placard to display them on. The new large-scale DeLorean joins a series of existing Back to the Future LEGO sets including a minifigure-scale time machine, a pair of Brickheadz, and a couple of Dimensions packs. The new set will retail for US $169.99 | CAN $219.99 | UK £149.99 when it’s available starting April 1.
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