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Nick Martin | August 12th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

I am Groot by Legohaulic

Look, if you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy at this point, this picture will be a spoiler. My suggestion would be to stop reading this right now and go see the blasted movie! You’ve been warned… don’t look down there. Though I suppose we could argue that it was something that was already spoiled with the announcement of the animated show and the picture they released for it.

Anyway, the Guardians of the Galaxies MOCs just keep rolling, as well they should. The movie was awesome. And the MOCs, including this one by Legohaulic, is equally awesome.

I Am Groot

 

I’m still of the mindset that Marvel gets all the money if they make a dancing Groot toy for everyone to enjoy, and while I’m critical of Lego Ideas, I would be beating the drum to get this set made on there.

Ken Robichaud | August 11th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

“Ain’t no thing like me, except me!”

The Raccoon

Powerpig keeps the sketches coming with this latest Marvel character to be realized in brick marker form. I’m seriously considering recreating a few of these stylized beauties and putting them in a frame at this point. I mean it, i’ll do it… probably. These just keep getting better Chris, keep up the good work.

Ace Kim | August 11th, 2014 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 75048 The Phantom

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This thing is a piece of crap. 1 out of 5 stars. There. I’ve said it. And I’m tempted to end the review of 75048 The Phantom right here and now so we can all go about our day because this set is barely deserving any more attention than that. But that wouldn’t be right and I’m sure you’ll want to know why I hate it so much. So I’ll do my best to tell you exactly why.

There was about a week’s worth of time that passed between me building the set and me sitting here writing the review and during that time I was able to distill my feelings down to two coherent thoughts. The two main reasons why I hate this set are: 1) It’s ugly and 2) It’s not worth the money.

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Don "Solo" Reitz | August 10th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Sweet Sixteen Results

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Poll results are in and we have our Elite Eight ready to move on to the next round.You guys know the drill, next build deadline is another week away at 11:59PM PST on Saturday August 16th. The challenge this round is Walkers. Here’s the threads for the new submissions and polls once they’re ready to go:

goatman461 vs BrianRinker
rolli vs Mr.Brickman
artpants vs markus1984
Legopard vs MotionOTheOcean

Hit the jump to see the winning models from the Sweet Sixteen round!

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Ken Robichaud | August 9th, 2014 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, MOC Spotlight

Let the Guardians of the Galaxy MOCs Begin!

LEGO Star-Lord Bust

This Star Lord bust by Bruce Lowell caught my eye the other day and a quick spin through my contacts revealed he is not alone in his galactic guardian geekery. The usual suspects are up to their old tricks and once again quick out of the gate.

Rocket Raccoon is looking for trouble in his prison threads by Jordan Schwartz.

It's barely a concept

And finally this mini Milano by SPARKART! is a treat and I can’t wait to see it in the brick when he’s got all the parts in order.

I look forward to more Guardians MOCs and to hitting the theater again this week for a much needed second viewing.

Ace Kim | August 8th, 2014 | LEGO, News

LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa’s Workshop

10245 Santa's Workshop

At this moment, over at Bricks by the Bay in Santa Clara, CA, LEGO is pulling back the curtain on their newest D2C set and the newest entry in the Winter-themed sets, 10245 Santa’s Workshop. At long last, the most important addition to the Winter Village will now be made. A few of the highlights include new brick built reindeer with printed bricks used for the eyes, Princess Leia’s hair element from 8038 The Battle of Endor in white, pearl gold elements for the sleigh, and a micro Benny’s Starship. The asking price is US $69.99 / CA $89.99 / AU $119.99 / DE 69.99€ / UK £59.99 / DK 649.00 DKK and you’ll get 883 pieces in exchange. VIP Early Access begins September 19th with general availability starting on October 1. More pictures below, followed by the designer videos and the official press release.

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Ace Kim | August 8th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Sales News

Amazon Discounts 76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller

76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller

There is a pretty good deal on Amazon right now for 76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller. It is discounted 22% down to $39.13 as opposed to it’s MSRP of $49.99. It’s sold by a third party, Quidsi Retail LLC, which is a subsidiary of Amazon, but is fulfilled by Amazon which means you can enjoy most of the same benefits as if Amazon were selling it. Free Super Saver Shipping already applies since it’s over $35, and of course Prime members get free two-day shipping.

Ace Kim | August 8th, 2014 | LEGO Ideas, News

Another Exo Suit Mod – Original Arms

21109 Exo Suit arm mod

Not satisfied with the final model, our very own Don Solo has modded his copy of the Exo Suit to have the arms better match the original’s arm design. Above is a picture he took of the completed model. Below is the exploded view of the arm. Aside from the obvious bits used for the mod, you’ll need this Bar 6.6L with Stop Ring running through the hollow core and a “Technic Driving Ring Extension” for the end.

21109 Exo Suit arm mod

And here’s a pic of the original Ideas submission:

Exo-Suit

Personally, I think it looks a LOT better without the barrel. If you still haven’t picked up this fantastic set for yourself, you should know that Shop@Home has the set is currently listed as “Temporarily out of stock,” which means they’ll eventually get it back, they just don’t know when. 21110 Research Institute though? One and done. Congrats if you grabbed some sets for yourself.

Don "Solo" Reitz | August 8th, 2014 | Contests

MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns Sweet Sixteen Poll Live

mocmadnesslogo2014-4The deadline just passed and all sixteen competitors have their models in on time, so now we move on to the first of our two day polls. Forum members have forty eight hours to size up the speeders and cast their votes in each of the threads below:

ted @ndes vs Mr.Brickman
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Sawyer vs goatman461
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Brick Vader vs Legopard
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rolli vs madLEGOman
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artpants vs pasukaru76
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dodge vs MotionOTheOcean
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Naugem vs BrianRinker
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zhouston vs markus1984
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Ken Robichaud | August 7th, 2014 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, News

IGN Reveals DC Comics LEGO Variant Covers – Updated

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DC has come up with the excellent idea to release LEGO variant comic hero and villain covers this November to help promote LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Totally on their own… brand new idea, no foolin’. The above Joker will adorn the cover of Batman #36 and the below is the cover of Catwoman #36. IGN broke the news with these two exclusives, but I’m sure the rest will roll out steadily as DC has been pumping out variants like crazy all year. These covers are based on the Zero Issue covers from a while back and are pretty sweet.

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USA Today released this list of cover variants to look forward to chasing:

Action Comics No. 36
Aquaman No. 36
Batgirl No. 36
Batman No. 36
Batman & Robin No. 36
Batman/Superman No. 16
Catwoman No. 36
Detective Comics No. 36
Flash No. 36
Harley Quinn No. 12
Grayson No. 4
Green Lantern No. 36
Green Lantern Corps No. 36
Justice Leagued United No. 6
Justice League No. 36
Justice League Dark No. 36
New Teen Titans No. 4
Sinestro No. 7
Supergirl No. 36
Superman No. 36
Superman/Wonder Woman No. 13
Wonder Woman No. 36

They also had this image of what I presume are Aquaman #36 & Justice League #36.

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Oy vey.

Thanks to ninny for the heads up!

Update: Hit the link to see all of the covers:

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