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Ken Robichaud | March 11th, 2013 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Legohaulic’s “Brute” Strength

Iron Man 3 Hulkbuster Armor

LEGO isn’t waiting until the highly anticipated Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3rd to release it’s sets based on the property and the fans aren’t waiting to build either. Legohaulic built this version of what many are calling the “Hulkbuster” armour as a commission and the overall shape of the body is great. Seeing it in the trailer bust through the shipping containers in a full tilt dash reminded me much more of Marvel’s unstoppable Juggernaut. The only info attached to the original concept art where it appeared in the standard red and gold described it as “Brute” armour and that certainly fits. Its chunky design, hunched back and forearm hazard stripes (not included on the model, but that would have been impressive to pull off in purist form) indicate this guy was built less for busting monsters and more for Tony’s heavy lifting. I expect to see a great many suits pop up when the movie comes out and everyone has had a good look, but the early bird gets the worm.

With suits of armour in the trailer resembling the Stealth, Deep Space, Silver Centurion and other classic looks, which would you most like to see in LEGO form? Brick-built or minifig? I’m still down for Iron Patriot, but I’d take a Silver Centurion any way you build it as well…

Ken Robichaud | March 4th, 2013 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MOC Spotlight

Heroes In A Half Scale. Tiny Turtle Power!

Turtle Party Wagon vs Shreddermobile

Turtles are where it’s at right now and I hope our Teenage Mutant Ninja Vignettes: Heroes in a Half Scene Building Contest has those creative juices oozing. This mini tribute to the full-size original toys by LegoJalex has been in my “to blog” for over a week, but I’d say now would be an appropriate time. It’s a fun build that makes me once again nostalgic for the old cartoon, even if the Shreddermobile was a ridiculous toy. I’m still waiting on the latest episode of the Nicktoon… and I was all caught up too.

Time to get building.

Ace Kim | February 28th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, MOC Spotlight

jmfbtb’s Death Star Docking Bay 327 for UCS Falcon

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If you haven’t been keeping up with this interesting thread, Recreating expensive UCSset by purchasing individual pieces?, it discusses exactly what the title suggests, recreating UCS sets by sourcing the parts individually. Forum user jmfbtb has done just that for 10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon. But he’s not done with it just yet. He’s doing what I’m sure many of us have considered doing: building a special display case for it. And not just any old display either. It’s a display recreating the escape from the Death Star scene from A New Hope. The render you see above is from LEGO Digital Designer and he has plans to build it and put that here:

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It’s still a work in progress and you can follow his progress in a dedicated thread here. I have plans of my own to build a special table for mine, low profile, and one that I’d like to put in the living room to use as a coffee table. We’ll see if I ever get off my lazy butt to do it.

Ace Kim | February 26th, 2013 | LEGO Harry Potter, MOC Spotlight

Alice Finch’s Hogwarts Castle

Hogwarts

A few years ago when I attended Brickcon up in Seattle, I think it was 2011, there was this gigantic Hogwarts display built by Alice Finch. At the time, the roof on the main spire wasn’t complete, instead having a sand green paper roof in its place but despite that, it was really, REALLY impressive. Alice has finished the castle now and won both Best in Show and People’s Choice honors at Brickcon 2012, a rare feat for one MOC to win both. It is just now making its official debut online and The Brothers Brick has an in depth interview with Alice. I invite you to read up on the interview and check out the flickr set for all the professional quality photographs. There’s a ton of details, and I don’t think Alice has left anything out.

I feel bad for anyone who’s building a Hogwarts layout of their own. As this is sure to kill those endeavors. Sorry, Tohst.

Ace Kim | February 25th, 2013 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MOC Spotlight

M.R. Yoder’s TMNT Apple Core

TMNT Apple Core: Four Corners (wip)

So, yeah, I’m really enjoying the new TMNT cartoon. And when I ran across the above MOC (thanks to ninnymuggins), I was thrilled. M.R. Yoder (yoderism) is reconstructing the underground turtles’ lair in the sewers of New York along with a section of the city above ground all the way up to April O’neil’s apartment. It’s a work in progress, but even at this stage, it’s coming along rather nicely. Check out the full flickr set for more pics.

Ken Robichaud | February 15th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, MOC Spotlight

Balin, Dwalin & Oin. Three Down, Ten To Go!

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!

Ken Robichaud | February 15th, 2013 | LEGO Lord of the Rings, MOC Spotlight

Legopard Takes The Hobbit “Into The Fire”

Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire

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.

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 11th, 2013 | MOC Spotlight

MOC Spotlight: Avengers’ Hulk: Rescue Hero

We’ve featured flickr user legoagogo on FBTB before, but his latest scene might be my favorite so far.

Hulk to the rescue

The sense of motion and expert use of the new “brick brick” behind the facade of the building really make this photo pop, and reminds me I need to watch “Avengers” again.

Ken Robichaud | February 9th, 2013 | LEGO The Lone Ranger, MOC Spotlight, News

Marcos Bessa’s Constitution Train Chase

79111 LEGO The Lone Ranger - Constitution Train Chase

Not sure if I should post this under MOC Spotlight or not, but that’s basically what it is. If you haven’t gotten a good look at The Lone Ranger’s 79111 Constitution Train Chase, head on over to Marcos’ Flickr page and check it out. I have to admit, I might have to shoot for a review of this one after talking a close look. Let Marcos know how you think he’s doing if you’re so inclined, I think those comments should be pretty positive overall. I really like knowing who designed what and while that might not be a good thing in some cases, I think Marcos is off to a great start. Well played!

Ken Robichaud | February 2nd, 2013 | LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MOC Spotlight

Pax’s Party Wagon Is Radical!

TMNT Party Wagon

Remember the Party Wagon from the old TMNT late 80’s toy line? Well Orion Pax does and he’s been waiting to cross it off of his to do list for a while. It sounds like he was willing to jump through quite a few hoops to get it done, but as usual it paid off in the end. It’s funny, because looking at it makes the new TMNT theme play in my head as it seems to have replaced the old one. In with the new and all that.