It’s Friday night and if I know anything about LEGO nerds or family men, it’s that we have no plans tonight! That is unless you’ve already bought your tickets to tonight’s An Unexpected Art Show going on at Lot 613 at 613 Imperial Street, a blank-canvas special events space in the Historic Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. The show is one night only, tonight, and runs from 7pm to 1am. You’ll get to meet members of OneLUG who created the 7′ Tower of Orthanc featuring 23 Ents, over 100 orcs all on an 8′ diameter base surrounding the imposing Tower. This will most likely be the last time the Tower will be shown publicly and it’s really something that should be seen in person to fully appreciate. Oh, yeah, there’s an art show too or something. Tickets will be $20 at the door, or you can print out this flyer and get in for $10.
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For more Hobbit related goodness, Pate-keetongu over on Cycloptic Bricks has begun building large scale Dwarves from the Hobbit and has three under his belt already. The detailing on Balin and Oin’s clothes is inspired and I really hope he finishes the company regardless of my opinion of the film.
Add in Iain Heath’s Bilbo & Gollum and the fan community is off to a fine start!
I got behind on my posting while off to Toy Fair, but I’m going to try and get caught up this weekend. The first MOC I wanted to post not only because it very nicely captures the scene from the film, but because it points out what the official LEGO set 79002 Attack of the Wargs could have been. Legopard did a great job on the scene and you can bet I will reference it again when I post my review of that set in the next week.
Here are a couple of quick video looks at the the new 50011 Lord Of The Rings: The Battle Of Helm’s Deep and 50003 Batman games. I’m really stoked to get both of these and the inclusion of Nightwing and Batgirl as characters makes me hopeful of near future minifig releases. Erik and I both agreed she’ll need a new molded helmet with red hair sticking out the back. Groovy.
Erik Varszegi’s demonstration videos for the four new Lord Of The Rings sets are ready to view on the FBTB Youtube channel, so take a look and let us know what you think. This may be the last of the video posts tonight, but Lone Ranger and a few strays will be forthcoming.
Both Batman and Lord of the Rings are getting board games this fall, with awesome microfig line-ups sure to please fans.
The anthropomorphic characters don’t work quite as well with printed faces alone, but it still looks fun and has some interesting parts for a decent price so it might be worth looking in to.
Update: Amazon seems to have run through it’s stock and is now available through third party sellers at a slightly higher price. Congrats to you if you managed to buy.
Amazon seems to be price matching nobody as they have reduced the price of Lord of the Rings set 9473 The Mines of Moria by 26% off. It is now only $59.00. This set contains 4 of the 9 members of the fellowship of the Ring: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, and Legolas. Oh, it also comes with over 700 pieces too, in case you know, you want to build something.
Even though quite a lot of these sets have only just come out, Very.co.uk, are already having a sale on all Lego. There’s some 20% knocked off all sets and 50% knocked off the price of Series 9 minifigures! Stocks may be rather limited of the latter. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE SETS THEY STOCK.
Steve Poulsen built this massive version of the fortress at Helm’s Deep for ULUG’s presentation at the Great Basin Train Club when they decided to add some LotR scenes to their layout. He says it took him around 100 hours and lists not only building stats, but future upgrades he plans to make because he’s not satisfied yet. I don’t even care if the rockwall make it more of a Helm’s Shallow because it looks impressive and the desire to frame it off from the surrounding displays not only makes sense, but makes for better pictures.