Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Walmart Iron Patriot Exclusive

May 7, 2013

So, have you seen Iron Man 3 yet? I just got a chance to catch it last night and it was just as fun as one and two.

One thing I was disappointed with **warning: slight spoiler** was that of the three Iron Man 3 LEGO sets, only the Malibu Mansion has anything to do with the movie. I realize that the sets are often designed while the movie is still in production, and perhaps there is a small chance that the other two sets may have been left on the Editing room floor, but considering the continuity of the movie, I really doubt that.

On that note, LEGO Marvel Super Heros the video game is coming out at the end of the year. And for this one Walmart, not Gamestop, has the exclusive figure — Iron Patriot.

Its a pretty sweet fig, although I still think that the helmets look a little on the big side.

Iron Patriot is available with the preorder of the game on PS3, XBox, or WiiU — all for just a hair under $50 each. Sadly it doesn’t look like it works for Nintendo DS or 3DS. 😦

The weird thing is that it says that the game will be available for shipment on Dec. 31st, everywhere else it says Oct. 31, which makes more sense. So we’ll see what the actual date is.

Miniland Inception

August 20, 2010

Inception, "Level 2"

Inception, “Level 2”

Inception may just about be the best action/adventure movie that I have seen in 20 years. It’s like The Matrix, James Bond, Dreamscape, and Minority Report, all rolled into a big meaty ball and dipped in a syrupy Hans Zimmer soundtrack. The movie is absorbing and complex (for an action flick) and keeps you engaged to the very final frame.

When I saw the movie Inception I too was blown away by the special effects, especially in this scene. Iain Heath created this Miniland version a while ago, but I just hadn’t gotten around to posting it yet.

In a way I’m actually kind of glad I did, as he has “rebooted” it so that it is more LEGO-like. πŸ™‚

Inception (reboot)

And why did Iain reboot it? Because Alex Eylar created his own version after seeing Iain’s.



And the coolest thing? Both Alex and Iain’s versions were recently featured on

So it was a case of a movie inspiring a model, inspiring another model, inspiring the first model. Kind of like a dream within a dream. Very appropriate considering the source of inspiration. πŸ˜‰

LEGO Prince of Persia: Quest Against Time Review

June 29, 2010

I know this set, heck even the movie, has been out for a while. But even so, I felt that this set needed a review.

I was going to take pictures of my set, but Dita Svelte has taken such wonderful images that I am going to use them instead. πŸ˜‰

I have to admit, I wasn’t really interested in this set. I had all of the other Prince of Persia sets, but this one didn’t look that great. Even after I saw the movie, I didn’t quite understand what this set was all about. Without giving away plot points, the sets aren’t all that accurate to the movie and this one most of all.

I can see why the set designers did what they did, there are lots of “moving” parts like the swinging swords and the rotating blade (which isn’t in the movie by the way).

The light up brick is cool looking and all, but even so, it wasn’t going to tempt me to buy the set.

So, why did I end up buying it? Well, when I was at BrickWorld at the Scratch and Dent LEGO Store Sale that was one of the sets I got. It wasn’t one of my first or even third choices, but as I was in one of the later groups, I didn’t have as much to chose from.

I figured, heck why not? I knew it had some pretty cool parts, especially the lion bricks in nougat — the only set that has them in that color.

But as I sat down and actually built the set yesterday I realized that even if the set is kind of a mess design wise, there are a lot of very useful parts in this set.

Lots of dark bluish gray slopes, dark tan tiles, and great nougat elements come in abundance. The large 8×8 dark tan plates are also a plus.

So overall, I may not like the set itself, but I see it as a great parts pack. All in all the Prince of Persia line is a great theme. Now that I have all five sets, and multiples of more than one of the sets, I highly recommend them. πŸ™‚

LEGO Atlantis Movie

January 24, 2010

I don’t know how I missed this! It aired on Cartoon Network Friday, January 15th and then replayed the next day.

For all of you who have seen it, its pretty cute. They show some of the up coming sets and hint at possible sets we haven’t seen. One thing I found rather interesting is that Bruce Boxleitner of Babylon 5 and Tron fame is the voice of Ace the Captain. It is a half hour movie and it gives you an idea of what the LEGO The Adventures of Clutch Powers direct to dvd movie will be like.

If you haven’t seen the LEGO Atlantis movie yet you can find it if you look. πŸ˜‰

LEGO Hero Factory Trailer

January 22, 2010

Now I’ve never been much of a Bionicle fan and I apologize to all of you who are. It probably has to do with the fact that I’m not their target market of a 10 year-old boy. They have their place in LEGO, I have seen amazing creations made with them, and I do like certain parts that were developed because of them but its just not my thing. πŸ˜‰

When I heard that the Bionicle line was ending it just didn’t make sense to me. Why would LEGO get rid of one of their most popular lines ever? Especially when it is being replaced with what basically is Bionicle without all the cool names.

Although I’ve never been interested in Bionicle the toy, the purely epic World of Bionicle is what astounds me. LEGO has tried in the past with Robo Riders, Throw Bots (known as Slizer outside of the US), etc. to develop a sustaining line of robot warriors but up until Bionicle nothing lasted for more than the initial release.

What made Bionicle become the phenomenon it is today is the storylines — the comics, books and movies — many of which were written by Greg Farshtey who just happens to be a friend of mine. When I called him the father of Bionicle, he said “well I’m more like the uncle,” since he didn’t come up with the original concept. But I really do believe because of Greg’s great storytelling it drew many a little boy to want to be like their favorite Toa.

This new line Hero Factory may or may not be a success. Only time will tell. It just makes me sad to see that Bionicle will no longer be on the shelves. It truly was revolutionary in multiple ways and who ever decided that LEGO did not need Bionicle anymore may not realize just what they have given up until its gone.

Jaws 3d Movie Poster

December 25, 2009

I can just hear the terrifying two note melody as I see this. Alex Schranz made this impressive model based off of McFarlane Toys’ version.

It took me a moment to figure out what the large white teeth were at first, but then I realized it was multiples of Patrick’s head. Apparently the shark had a light snack of starfish before going after the main course. πŸ˜‰

LEGO Prince of Persia 2010 Early Photos

December 23, 2009

Just as the new LEGO Toy Story 2010 sets have started to show up in stores, Eurobricks has posted pictures of the new LEGO Prince of Persia sets.

Although we got a very early preview look at the LEGO Prince of Persia minifigures at the San Diego Comic Con in July now we finally get a chance to see what the sets look like.

I’m very excited about these sets. They seem to be a more grown-up version of the Adventurers Orient Expedition sets from a few years ago. And of course, the new ostrich and camel are a bonus. πŸ˜‰

The movie isn’t set to come out until late May, so it is likely that we won’t be seeing these sets in real life until then.

Update: Images have been removed at the request of the LEGO company.

CubeDudes: The Fad Begins

September 25, 2009

Barely days after Angus MacLane posted his jaw dropping array of Cubedudes others are joining the bandwagon and creating their own. πŸ˜€

Fox — Jordan Schwartz Blues Brothers — Duq

CubeZaku — R.J. Waldman Pam and The Hoff — nolnet

I wonder who else will show up next. πŸ˜‰

2010 LEGO Toy Story Sets Unveiled at D23

September 11, 2009

Photo Credit: just JENN

D23, a all Disney all the time convention up right across from Disneyland at the Anaheim Convention Center is going on this weekend. I don’t know much about it to be honest, but I do know that over at the LEGO booth they unveiled the new LEGO Toy Story Sets. I also know they have some kind of building event going on (the Model Builder doing it told me).

When I first heard about LEGO creating Toy Story sets, I was wondering exactly what the sets would look like. I mean, would they be based off the movie scenes, but then I was having visions of overlarge bed posts, etc. to have it on a toy’s perspective.

I’m glad that they went a different route, making it more like the actual toys set and scenes such as Woody’s Round-up (the return of Western, sort of) set and Buzz’s Spaceship. Toys made as toys, what a concept. πŸ˜€

I also like the brick built Buzz and Zurg. The nice thing about Zurg is all the fun purple pieces that he comes with. So far, purple has been an under-used color in my opinion. Although I have to say that I can’t see much use for Buzz’s head other than in the set. I’m sure some one will prove me wrong, using it it some interesting way in the future.

I really like the little Army Men and their Jeep. It find it funny that LEGO neglected to give them green guns. I know that they don’t want to encourage violence (and nether do I), but at the same time, that is what the Army Men have — guns. They are Army Men after all! πŸ˜€

Seeing the sets makes me want to get them even more than when I saw just the figures. Makes me wonder if some of these will be available for the Christmas season. We’ll just have to wait and see.

You can join the forum on Eurobricks and see what others think of the sets.

Tron in LEGO

September 1, 2009

If you are old enough to remember it, Tron was one of those ground breaking movies that was one of the first to take us into the virtual world of the computer. Flickr builder 2×4 has recreated the classic Light Bike scene from the original Tron.

With Tron Legacy coming out next year, re-imagined and reinvented. It will be interesting how the new movie stands up to the original and what LEGO creations might come out if it.

Great job Stefan! πŸ™‚