Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

3300014 Christmas Set

November 14, 2012

According to Brickset this will be the exclusive set that will be offered over the Thanksgiving Weekend (i.e. Black Friday) for those spending the qualifying amount which is believed to be €75, £50 and $99 USD either at LEGO.com or at the LEGO stores.

For those that are interested the instructions are already available on LEGO.com There isn’t too much that is exclusive parts wise, but the set itself is pretty cute.

Also, keep your eyes peeled because Hobbit sets are starting to pop up. Even though they are supposed to be out December 1st. many people are already finding them at stores. 😉

“What is this?”

September 19, 2012

What is this?

With Halloween just around the corner and Christmas not far behind (okay not really 😉 ) Matt Armstrong has created Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas.

Of course after he’s built it its obvious to use the new decorated face element from the The Ghost Train as Jack’s face, but then Matt has a talent for using parts in interesting and awesome ways.

10229 Winter Village Cottage

July 30, 2012

Via Eurobricks
It may be July, but its never to early to think about Christmas and the now annual Winter Village set. This new set does not disappoint.

I love all the fun new details — the igloo, the dark blue and white 1×1 tile floor in the kitchen, the Christmas tree in the living room just to name a few. 🙂

This is yet another must have for me so I can watch my personal winter village grow each year and my wallet shrink just a little bit more. 😀

Happy 2012!

January 1, 2012

image

One of my friends from Down Under, Kevin Hall, created this fun and glowing MOC (my own creation) for the start of the new year. 

Happy New Year to all of you.  Hopefully you had a good Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. 🙂

I don’t make many resolutions, but one I hope to keep this year is to keep up this blog better. I am greatful for being so much busier in 2011 than in previous years, but I have felt bad about my lack of regular posts. I am looking forward to this year and I already have several projects in the works.

So, what resolutions will you be making this year? 😉

Twas The MOC Before Christmas

December 23, 2011

Tony Sava has created a wonderful MOC (My Own Creation) and poem for this Holiday.

Twas The MOC Before Christmas

When what on my wandering tracks should appear,
But a mini-scale coach, and eight tiny traindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than diesels his engines they came!
While they whistled, he shouted and called them by name:

“Now, Zephyr! now, Memphis! now, Empire and Bullet!
On, Comet! on, Chieftain! on, Daylight and Rocket!
To the end of the line! Slip the brake and highball!
Now chug away! chug away! chug away all!”

LEGO Lord of the Rings

December 16, 2011

The Christmas wish of many AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) are coming true, well at least they will next year. 😉

That’s right folks, LEGO Lord of the Rings is finally becoming a reality. The LUG (LEGO Users Group) forums are burning with all the back and forth chatter, Facebook is buzzing with the news, and as my friend Wes coined “It is as if a million wallets suddenly cried out, and were suddenly
silenced.” 😀

Building Sets Based on Epic Film Trilogy and Forthcoming Theatrical Release Slated for 2012

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group announced today a partnership that awards the world’s leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ trilogy and the two films based on THE HOBBIT™. The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for THE LORD OF THE RINGS property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again.

LEGO® THE LORD OF THE RINGS construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY scheduled for later in the year.

“Only LEGO, with their expertise in the construction category, is capable of doing justice to the incredibly imaginative environments depicted in the world of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and the two films based on THE HOBBIT,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “These films give life to amazing worlds and characters and we are thrilled to bring fans these products that deliver an imaginative play experience befitting of these beloved properties.”

The LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS collection will translate into LEGO form the epic locations, scenes and characters of Middle-earth as depicted in all three films, including The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

In late 2012, LEGO THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY will give fans of all ages a chance to build and play out the fantastical story and new characters of the legendary Middle-earth adventures depicted in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, slated to premiere December 14, 2012.

“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products has delivered numerous worldwide successes in the construction toy aisle with lines like LEGO HARRY POTTER and LEGO BATMAN, introducing us to loyal audiences who love great stories, strong characters and the toys that they inspire,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “It’s particularly exciting to now be able to create sets based on the fantasy worlds and characters from THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and the two films based on THE HOBBIT, not only because we know they will foster collectability and creative play, but also because these are two properties that our fans have been asking us to create for years.”

Information about the sets and collectible minifigures from both collections will be unveiled at a later date at TheLordoftheRings.LEGO.com.

So the rumors that have been floating around about a TT Hobbit game are probably true. I really can’t see LEGO not putting out a video game to tie-in with the movie and sets.

The really interesting thing — and you have to take it with a grain of salt — but many years ago a friend of mine (who now works for Weta but didn’t at the time) told me that a friend of his said (that’s right, this is third hand) LEGO was offered the license for the LOTR movies the first time but they turned them down because LOTR was too violent. Perhaps because Hobbit is a friendlier, less violent story (I’ve always liked it) LEGO thought it was appropriate. More likely, its because LEGO sees that they really missed the boat last time.

Germany’s LEGO Design Contest Winner

December 14, 2011

Remember the LEGO Design Challenge I mentioned earlier? Well now we can see what the winner in Germany received.

LEGO mosaic

Brixe63’s son created this entry for the contest.
Christmas tree

What’s great about this model is that it shows you don’t have to make the model overly complex for it to be the winner. And that’s a pretty great design for a Christmas tree, whatever the age. I see a future LEGO Master Builder. 😉

LEGO for Charity

December 4, 2011

There are lots of ways to be charitable with LEGO this year. One of the fun, and easiest ways is legosantayoda.com

FBTB.net is providing an extra incentive to get you to be charitable.

You may have seen the post I made in the forums last week about LEGOSantaYoda.com pledging to donate up to 1 million gifts to the US Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots program. The catch is they only donate one gift for each e-greeting sent from the website and so far the total is limping along at just over a hundred donations a day.

Let’s see if we can’t kick that number up a notch. Ace has generously offered a MISB 8095 General Grievous Starfighter set to one lucky winner chosen at random who sends an e-greeting from LEGOSantaYoda.com to giveaways@fbtb.net. Make sure the message reads FOR THE TOTS! and feel free to send as many as you like. The more you send, the more chances you have and the more donations get made to a great charity. The giveaway ends when they shut their program down, so be quick and get those greetings in!

You can also be charitable on a local level. My local LEGO club SandLUG gathered sets and cash donations that were turned into sets to donate to a local charity.

SandLUG Toy Drive 2011 (everything)

So come on guys and donate! You can send an E-card through legosantayoda.com or donate a set at your local toy drive. Whatever you decide to do, Happy Holidays. 🙂

Giant LEGO Christmas Tree

November 29, 2011

From this picture you’d never know it was LEGO. That’s right, LEGO. All forty feet of it, and all the decorations as well, are LEGO. The LEGOLAND Christmas tree is only 30 feet in comparison, and made of Duplo. This tree, which is in London’s St Pancras Station is made of regular LEGO and was created by England’s only LEGO Certified Professional Duncan Titmarsh in two monthes and has roughly 600,000 pieces! 😯

The star could only be reached by crane, or maybe a really, really big ladder. 😀

David Buxbaum, marketing director at Lego told Toy News: ‘The Lego brand is all about play and creativity and Christmas is the time for celebration and fun.
This magnificent Christmas tree is a shining example of these values and shows that with Lego bricks you can let your imagination run wild and build anything.
‘We hope that it will work to remind people that Lego toys are the Christmas gift that keeps on giving.’

It truly is a stunning model. But heck, anyone could build anything with over half a million bricks. 😉

Artoo-Deertoo and Santa-Pio

November 22, 2011

Artoo-Deertoo and Santa-Pio

There’s still a couple days till Thanksgiving, but with Christmas just around the corner Holiday MOCs are starting to appear.

This model by SPARKART! is so full of win! The santa hat and antlers are adorable on R2 and C3-PO and the sparkly lights in the background set everything off.