Who is YOUR Superman? Was Brandon Routh’s turn in Superman Returns your first movie experience or maybe you prefered Dean Cain, George Reeves or even Tom Welling based on the first television series you enjoyed. I’m sure there are more than a few that think of the voice of Tim Daly when the think of the big blue boy scout, but I like many others will judge all Supermen on the performance of Christopher Reeve. The Creative Brick Company has also created a series of mosaics including everyone’s favourite little green man, Yoda. Regardless, this is my personal favourite as Reeve will always be the Man of Steel to me. My hope is that they will make the plans for these available for download in the future, at which time this will be built, framed and hung in my house faster than you can say “Up, Up and Away!”.
Archive for January, 2012
When I saw Mofo Jones’ post in this thread this morning regarding the status of the 10198 Tantive IV set it reminded me of something I saw last week. The Creative Brick Company has been busy playing in the virtual world of LEGO and have put together a fantastic video build of 10019 UCS Rebel Blockade Runner. You can view the video at this link and if you visit their site you’ll also find some virtual Architecture set builds. Watch at your own risk as seeing this vid flow through such an awesome set left me feeling disappointed at missing it.
As usual, LEGO’s giving the AFOL sites sloppy seconds. You may have noticed this on other sites like collider earlier today, but I finally received our assets to share with you. Gollum looks FANTASTIC. That’s one minifig I look forward to getting my grubby little paws on.
The release date for the Marvel Superheroes sets is getting closer and more and more people are building things in anticipation of these long-awaited minifigs. Take baronsat for instance, he’s looking forward to an official Wolverine fig, but that hasn’t stopped him from making his own James Howlett and giving him a Sentinel to take out his frustations on. The mutant hunter is very much like the design LEGO might use themselves (if they were to create one, fingers crossed) based on the Buzz Lightyear build and even includes the thrusters in its feet. I titled this “Prime” because this is the first of what I hope are many great Sentinel builds, it will also make sense to the die-hard X fans and because I totally wanted to mess with people…
Finally, after much waiting (too much, if you ask me) the latest wave of LEGO Star Wars sets are officially available in North America.
You can get a hold of these shiny, new sets via LEGOShop and Amazon. LEGOShop currently has the entire wave in stock, but you’ll want to note, the exclusive poster promotion ended on January 29th. Amazon, while missing the retailer exclusive sets, offers free shipping, miniscule discount, and no sales tax in some areas. The sets should also be available at brick and mortar retailers as well (with the exception of Walmart, apparently). Current availability will vary, so you might have to check with your favorite retailer for further information. And if you want to save $5, Amazon.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com are listing 9492 TIE Fighter at $49.99, or $5 off the MSRP of $54.99. This discount should apply in stores as well.
Check out the threads in our forums for discussion and links directly to the sets.
Tesco have knocked 25% off 3 of the larger sets from the Harry Potter, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean ranges, but are also offering £10 off any £75 or more spend, thus reducing the sets prices further. Use code TDX-7PKF. Links are below :
4195 : Pirates Of The Caribbean Queen Annes Revenge (sale price of £66 after the discount code)
7964 : Star Wars Republic Frigate (sale price of £69 after the discount code)
4842 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (sale price of £67 after the discount code)
The first official images of the Marvel half of the Superheroes Ultrabuild line have popped up online and there’s been no noticable change since we first spied Hulk (still waiting on purple pants) and Iron Man last summer. As for the addition of Captain America, I must say that that shield is boss! Honestly, I just don’t know where they’re going with this line. Here they are anyway, in all their… ummm… *sigh*.
Toys R Us is having a Star Wars sale this week, including an offer to get their exclusive 30057 Anakin’s Pod polybag free with any LEGO Star Wars purchase of $20 or more (a $4.99 value). This can help offset the TRU mark-up on some sets, including the 2012 ones which are now in stock. Probably the best way to snag this exclusive polybag for now. It’s also sort of like a 25% off deal if you spend the minimum.
Lino Martins is never afraid to push the envelope. For the latest LUGNuts challenge, Batmobile: 2025, his contribution is like no other Batmobile I’ve ever seen. Conceived as a COE, steeped in retro art deco, armored to the gills and badass front to back. I can just imagine what this would sound like roaring down the streets of Gotham.