Posts Tagged ‘Nintendo’

Comic Con Swag Giveaway #2

August 24, 2013

Considering my previous post, this one is a little ironic. But I had already planned to do this before I played the game, especially because Prima Games was awesome enough to send me a copy of the strategy guide so that I could give it away here. And I’m sure some of you will want to play this game so here’s your chance.

Chima DS Giveaway

As promised, here’s my second Comic Con Swag Giveaway. I didn’t get the guide at the Con, but I did make the contact there, so that counts right? πŸ˜€

There will be three ways to enter:
1)Comment on this post
2)Like my Facebook Page. and then Like, Share, and Comment on my link about this post
3)Follow me on Twitter @MariannAsanuma and reply to my tweet about this post with the #Chimagiveaway

Yes, you can enter once all three ways. I will leave the giveaway open till midnight August 31st (pacific standard time). This will be international, so as long as I can mail this to you, I will.

Good luck! πŸ™‚

WonderCon 2013 and mini set review

April 3, 2013

I’ve done it again and been gone from here for the past week or so. Lack of an internet connection and my third convention in March kind of took the writing wind out of my sails. This month I’ve got a little bit of a break from Cons, which frankly I needed it.

I will be going back in time and writing about both Emerald City Comic Con and BricksCascade, but as WonderCon, my latest convention, is still very fresh in my mind, I’ll focus on that one first.

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This was supposed to be my “fun” Con. I wasn’t planing on working really, just going and hanging out with friends and my brother. But I seem to find LEGO and LEGO related items everywhere, and its really not a stretch that would find it at a comic convention. πŸ™‚

The Nintendo booth had a giant picture of the new LEGO City Undercover game.

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I would like to review it, but I can’t (at least currently) justify buying the WiiU just for one game. And I would have tried to play it at the show, but unfortunately there were way too many people trying to play it. That went for the 3DS game “LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins” too. But as I actually have that game system, I’ll be picking it up when it comes out. GameStop does have the Chase McCaine figure if you preorder it, but as he’s also in a set and let’s face it, he’s just a cop figure, I’m not as focused on getting one.

I went slightly to the dark side and picked up the Character Building brand Doctor Who Tardis set. I normally stay away from non LEGO brands but this was the Tardis after all.
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There’s not all that much to the set at 53 parts considering the price (I paid $15)
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The interesting thing is that the Amy figure is basically naked under her skirt which is a separate piece. Why they didn’t make the hip part white or some other color than skin tone is a curious decision to me. Both figures are kind of like hybrids between minifigs and Friends figs. They have the more human shape of the friends fig, but they have the rotating hands of minifigs. I still wish that friends figs had rotating hands.
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The disappointing thing to me is that all but the doors are large panels (you can see it on the left of the picture). There is very little building, just the bottom, and top of the model for the frame.
One interesting thing is that they give extra stickers, like they expect you to make a mistake or that they will eventually come off. And there’s a cardboard insert for the “inside” of the Tardis.
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I do have to admit that there was a pretty cool 4×4 grey tile for the floor of the model and the 1×6 tile with 2 studs for the doorway (there’s two in the set, one for the top and one for the bottom). The roof was disappointingly one part, but the tiny light at the top is a separate part.
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For some reason I didn’t take a picture of it built while I was at lunch (yes I built this while waiting for my order) but here’s it almost completed
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Was it worth it? Not really. The plastic is clearly inferior and the figures aren’t all that great, which is why I didn’t buy their version of collectible minifigs. They did have a set with all 11 Doctors, but as I only like 9-11 and the cheapest I saw it for was $45, I couldn’t justify buying it — I’d rather spend that on a LEGO set! πŸ˜€

Most of the rest of my WonderCon experience had nothing to do with LEGO, that is until the last day. But that will be a post all its own. πŸ˜‰

This model is the Bob-omb

March 22, 2013

LEGO Bob-omb

Carl Merriam has created this sweet little vignette. I love how tiny the little Bob-ombs are and how very detailed. Carl himself told me that there’s no cheating or cutting.

Wreck it Ralph Mosaic

November 12, 2012

Queens LUG Showcase November 2012

Ever since I saw the first promo posters for Wreck it Ralph I figured it would be simple to turn it into a LEGO mosaic. So it was bound to happen sooner or later, I’m just bummed I hadn’t done it first. πŸ˜€

Of course there’s more than just the Wreck it Ralph in this LEGO Store Showcase display by Notenoughbricks. Pac Man, Scrooge McDuck,Mega Man and Mario also make an appearance. As well as the kind of random Mets logo (I only say random because it doesn’t seem to fit the theme). πŸ˜‰

8-bit characters are practically made for LEGO mosaics and this is a great example of them.

Oh, and if you haven’t seen Wreck it Ralph, I highly recommend it. No LEGO references, just a great movie that brings back all those great retro video games and fun for even non-gamers.

LEGO Wii-mote

October 14, 2010


I have yet to jump on the Wii bandwagon but this might just bring me on board.

This fully functional Wii-mote is officially licensed by Nintendo and features not only the iconically bright Lego colors, but also 37 interchangeable Lego mini-tiles to accent the controller.

It is set to be available at least in the US on October 16th for $40. I don’t know if this will be a US only product or not. It looks pretty cool, but like the LEGO Star Wars and Indiana Jones DS Lite cases from last year, I don’t know how well this will sell.

I did end up getting all three of the DS cases, but I only paid full price for one of them. Toys R Us put them on clearance in August and you still might be able to find them at your local TRU. I only picked up all three for the printed tiles, as I have a DS, but not a DS lite. I’ve since then traded or given away the cases and kept the tiles for myself.

But for the diehard collector out there this might be a must have. Especially because of the red brick separator. I may be wrong, but if you look closely at the picture, it looks like this brick separator might be different from the standard one. Which would make sense given that all the parts with the Wii remote are tiles. πŸ˜‰

Filip’s Pikmin Project: Piklopedia

January 18, 2010

Do you know the game Pikmin? Apparently Filip Johannes Felberg does. He is compiling a visual Piklopedia of all his favorite Pikmin.

These are photos of my Pikmin Project which is a project I have been working on for quite a long time now. In this project I make Lego creations of creatures from one of my favorite video-game franchises, Pikmin. The creations are made by me, but all of the creatures from the Pikmin games which are used for inspiration are owned by Nintendo. You can see all of my LEGO-creations on the LEGO-community MOCpages.com.

Just like the game (not that I’ve played it mind you) Filip’s creations are many and varied. You can see his whole Pikmin Project on Flickr. Its a pretty impressive assortment and I for one found it very interesting. πŸ™‚

LEGO Luigi, Mario’s Bro

June 22, 2009

I can just hear the iconic theme music playing in my mind. πŸ˜€ Inspired by Keith Brogan’s LEGO Mario, Dirk VH has created LEGO Luigi.

The model is pretty impressive, especially for the size.

All in all LEGO Luigi stands 77cm or 80 brick layers tall.

You can check out how Mario was made.

And here’s Keith Brogan’s Yoshi with Mario.

These computer aided designs are pretty cool. I prefer to create my models by hand, but even I have to admit it is much faster by computer. πŸ˜‰