Posts Tagged ‘Bionicle’

2010 LEGO Set Previews

September 20, 2009

If you’ve paid attention to any of the multitude of LEGO blogs, forums and photo sharing sites lately, you’ve probably started hearing rumors or seeing thumbnails of what will be available in 2010. Several of the much talked about themes are the new LEGO Toy Story, Prince of Persia, and Atlantis. Although I like to see the newest sets as soon as possible. sometimes the thumbnail images are so small and blurry that its almost not even worth trying to decipher what they are supposed to be. 😕

At a recent sponsored event in Russia called Festival Rossiyskogo Fan Forum LEGO Alexander posted pictures of some of the 2010 sets that LEGO displayed.

Update: Looks like all the images were taken down. 😦 I guess we’ll just have to wait a little to see the official images. 😉

He took several pictures. From what I saw, 2010 is going to be another great year for LEGO. 🙂

Disney’s D23 LEGO Mosaic

September 16, 2009


Photo Credit: Andrew Petersen

I wasn’t able to go to Disney’s first D23 Convention this past weekend up in Anaheim right across from Disneyland, but a lot of other people were. One of the highlights LEGO-wise was the LEGO Mosaic that everyone got to help build. This was very similar to the Bionicle mosaic building event that I helped run at Comic Con. Convention guests were given a 6×6 plate with the color already on there so it was a build-by-color event.

My good friend Erik Varszegi one of the LEGO Master Model Builders ran the event.

Just like the Bionicle mosaic, you couldn’t tell what it was until a good majority of the plates were on there. The mosaic measures 8 feet by 15 feet. And features a whole host of Disney characters and celebrities including the man himself Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Woody, and Buzz Lightyear. What’s really cool is that they made a time-lapse video of the entire build.

Awesome job Erik and all the D23 guests!

San Diego Comic Con — Recap Part 1

July 27, 2009

Okay, so I was planning on posting every night what happened each day. As you can see, that didn’t happen. With an average of 3 hours of sleep each night before I stumbled out of bed each morning at 4:30 am to get decent parking I was way too tired to get any posting done during the Comic Con.

There was a lot that happened at the LEGO booth this year. They had 7 exclusives that they were selling. They handed out a poster, a keychain and a Holo-Brick Archives collectable brick.

For the first time, LEGO had a building event. I along with Mark, a Master Model Builder, ran the 2 day event.
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It was pretty cool. This building event was different than previous ones that I have done. This was a “mystery build.” Each person got a bag with a 6×6 white plate and 1×1 plates that formed a mosaic. It was like a build-by-number mosaic. As they built their squares, Mark and I put them up on the board.

I was a little nervous to be doing a building event at Comic Con because of how crazy it gets, but it ended up working out great! We also built a giant Bionicle mask that lights up. I’ll add a picture of that soon.

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Also for the first time LEGO hosted a celebrity signing. Michael Dorn of Star Trek fame signed posters for the new Bionicle movie. He is the voice of Mata Nui. He was very nice when I got to meet him.

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I have lots more to say, but I’ll add that to the next post. 😉

First look at LEGO’s New Electronics

June 10, 2009

Digital Blue has posted the specs for the new official electronic gadgets by LEGO. The Camera:

Resolution:
3 Megapixels
Zoom: 4x Digital Zoom
MSRP: $49.99

I think it looks a little like a “fake” camera, but that just might be the image.

The Boombox (they still call it that? 😉 )

Plays: CD, CDR, CDRW with AM/FM Radio
CD Functions: Program play can be programmed up to 20 tracks, Random Play/Shuffle, Repeat All Tracks, Repeat One Track, Skip Forward, Skip Backward, Play, Pause, Stop
MSRP: $39.99

And the Mp3 Player

Display: Status LCD Display
Memory: 2GB internal memory (holds up to 1000 songs)
Files Supported: MP3, WMA
MSRP: $39.99

There is also a Bionicle Camera but by looking at those specs, its not worth even considering in my opinion. I don’t know if I’ll be picking up any of these items. I prefer actual LEGO bricks over other LEGO products. However, if I had to chose I’d probably pick the Mp3 player or the Boombox. The camera is cute, but for what I do I need one with better resolution.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2008

I know it’s a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving! This is an official LEGO set of a turkey, although its not currently available, it has been in the past. I was actually looking for a really cool LEGO turkey to show you, but I just couldn’t seem to find one. The sad thing is that there is a really cool one at LEGOLAND, but I don’t have a picture of it, and I don’t think its anywhere on public display. It was made a few years ago for the first Master Model Builder search. I also thought about making a cool LEGO turkey, but I was a bit too lazy to do it. (Especially after the pumpkin pie!)

And for all of you Black Friday Shoppers out there, well there are quite a few LEGO sets on sale. Target has the Imperial Star Distroyer for $59.99 and Walmart has the King’s Castle Siege for $48.88. Toys R Us also has selected Bionicle, all Aqua Raiders sets, the Star Wars MTT, and the Mars Mission Drilling Unit on sale. Good luck, and happy shopping! 😉