Posts Tagged ‘Guitar Hero’

LEGO Rock Band Gameplay

November 6, 2009

If you’ve been following my blog then you probably have figured out that I am really excited about the new game LEGO Rock Band. As a Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sing Star fan (Can you tell I like music video games? I also like to do karaoke, but that’s another story. πŸ˜‰ ) LEGO Rock Band seems like the perfect combination to me.

Now I know that several, okay more than several, true AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) may not see it the same way. They see LEGO just following on the bandwagon (yes, pun again intended) to make more money. And maybe that is the case, but I really don’t care. I mean its LEGO, its fun songs, and its a video game. Plus the more and more I see of the game, the more and more I just can’t wait to get my hands on my very own copy!

If you’ve been waiting to see just what the actual gameplay looks like, well wait no longer! *Warning these are spoilers, so if you don’t want to see them till you play the game, don’t watch the videos. πŸ™‚

“Kung Fu Fighting”

“Suddenly I See”

“A-Punk”

*Read no further if you don’t want to find out some of the LEGO Rock Band secrets — you’ve been warned. πŸ˜‰

By watching these and the other 37 game play video games you get a very good idea of the crazy shenanigans and situations that the video game designers place our favorite Minifigures in. The game covers various themes, eras and genres, mixing them as only LEGO can. In one song you are defending a castle with the “power of rock,” another you are deep underwater (I sense overtones of LEGO Atlantis), and in yet another you are trying to escape from the Securiti-T-Rex (don’t ask, its in the song “Monster”). πŸ˜›

Although the game play itself is like any other Rock Band or Guitar Hero, the back ground stories and videos are LEGO at its best! The only problem I see is that you will want to watch the videos and won’t be able to concentrate on the game at the same time!

And though I still haven’t really played the game myself (except for a very brief moment at Comic Con with the demo game) I’m pretty sure that this will be very high on my Christmas wish list.

P.S. Any donations in that department will be greatly appreciated. πŸ˜€

“I wanna Rock and Roll all Night!”

October 1, 2009

With the release of LEGO Rock Band November 10th, lots of us have been wanting our own minifig scale guitars. Well now with Hazel’s Amazing Armory custom guitar set you can. πŸ™‚

Available for purchase at Custom Mini Fig on November 15th, right after the game release, this very cool LEGO guitar set will retail for around $20 USD and come with “8 pcs guitar & 2 hardcase in 1 pack.”

These would be the perfect set for any lego rockstar fan, and they provide infinite custom paint jobs for those of you good with a paint brush, all that’s missing is an amp and cable. These should be on sale soon and form part of the 2010 collection.

Here you can see an early prototype of one of the guitars and the Slash hat.

Here’s the final Slash hat. No word on when this will be released for purchase other than “soon.”

These are the perfect addition to any LEGO collection and until LEGO makes an official LEGO guitar these are the next best thing! πŸ˜‰

LEGO Rock Band — Demolition Trailer

August 19, 2009

Here’s a new trailer for LEGO Rock Band. The more and more I see of this, the more and more I want to get it. Perhaps LEGO is merely riding the video game bandwagon, but I really don’t care. Watching animated minifigs doing pretty much anything is just so adorable! πŸ˜€

Playing the game is just like any other Rock Band or Guitar Hero game. I got to play the demo at Comic Con. The only downside is that you can’t see all the cute things the minifigs are doing because you are trying to play the game. Despite many of the AFOL’s objections to this game I know that it will do really well. I for one am sold on it. πŸ™‚

Guitar Hero

August 27, 2008

Although I posted this a couple of months ago on Lugnet and MOCpages I thought you might like to take a gander at my Guitar Hero model.

Here it is with the actual controller.

Here it is with the actual controller.

It took me about three days and most of my Technic white 1×1 and 1×2 bricks to build. When I first decided to build this model I thought that it would be an easy build. But as I started to make it, I realized that if I wanted to get all the curves and points of this model just right it was going to be a lot more complicated. I turned a lot of bricks side ways, and even upside down (check the close up), just to get it all the way that I wanted it.

Here's a close up.

Here's a close up.

I also used a lot of jumpers or 1×2’s with one knob, so that the red face plate could be half a brick higher than the white. FYI, in the LEGOLAND Model Shop we called them jumpers because the knob “jumps” half a brick over.