In my 34th Birthday…

.. My wife presented me with one of the greatest UCS on sale at LEGO: The TIE Fighter.

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With that came a series of small gifts. The strange part was that the only that should have come was the Ninjago one. The other 2 were a surprise and perhaps due the frequent bugs in the new LEGO Shop website. The following paper was inside:

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At the end of the day, my win with a brand new UCS, 2 new polybags and my first NEXUS Knights minifigure. Not a bad way to end my birthday. Now the only thing that is missing is the space to put the TIE Fighter. That is going to be a challenge.

New LEGO shop website is up

LEGO just release it’s new and improved online shop with a lot of improved features.

For now, although is better in terms of look, is more confusing (perhaps because I was very used to the old one). It also has some bugs that surely will be resolved in no time.

Here is the official video of the website.

check out the new website at http://shop.lego.com

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LEGO 71040 – DISNEY CASTLE

After my latest article about cinderella’s castle, today LEGO confirmed the set and yes, it’s official!

The set 71040 is actually going to be called Disney Castle and has some nice features:

  • Price of $349.99
  • 4080 pieces (still is smaller than the Taj Mahal)
  • An almost perfect replica of the castles in the Disney Parks.
  • Is going to bring 5 minifigures (i can imagine the prices these figures are going to achieve in the parallel market)
  • It measures over 29” (74cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.

The 5 minifigures will be: Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Daisy and Tinkerbell.

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You can see the detailed press released in the brickset website.

The set is going to be released on the 1st of September.

The Disney Series has arrived to the Den – Part 4

A lot of time has passed since my last post about the Disney series. Today i’m going to talk about 4 more figures: Minnie, Mickey, Mr. Incredible e Syndrome.

Minnie

Minnie

Minnie is probably the most wanted figure in this collection (at least for girls). The body is obvious made of common LEGO parts, with a skirt similar to Alice that gives a pretty nice look to the minifigure. The head is custom and it’s very similar to the original character. It also has the common pink bow at the top of the head. Unfortunately this figure has no accessories which is a big fail.

Mickey

Mickey

Mickey is the most known character of the Disney Universe (and probably at the face of the earth). The minifigure is extremely simple, yet faithful in every aspects to the original character. The mould of head is exactly the same as Minnie changing only the eyelashes.

Mr. Incredible

Mr. Incredible

Mr. Incredible is one of the heroes of the movie The Incredibles. Like the other human minifigures of the Disney series, this figure has no custom head and all the parts are exclusive to it (head, air and body). It also has a small accessory with the frase “Doing our part” and a picture of the original Mr. Incredible suit.

Syndrome

Syndrome

Syndrome is the villain of the movie Incredibles Although is one of the most common figures that can be found in a box, it’s one of best. The body is a great copy of the one the original character uses, even capturing the small details in the arm. One of the most interesting item is the air which is very similar to Dragon Ball’s Goku and would look great in a MOC.

Only 4 minifigures left to review: Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Ursula and Ariel.

Slave I UCS

Taking advantage of May the 4th promotions at the LEGO shop, I decided to lose my mind and buy a set that I’ve wanted for months. I talking about 75060 Slave I, the famous Star Wars ship that belongs to the most fierce bounty hunter in the galaxy, Boba Fett, and made its debut in episode V. It measures over 7” high, 17” long and 14” wide in landing mode and because of its size and detail, is has the UCS tag (Ultimate Collectors Edition).

As I referred in the past, I exclusively collect minifigures. But, in some rare cases, I make some exceptions. Slave I was one of those exceptions. This set was acquired not to remove the minifigures (like I usually do), but because of the quality of the build. It wouldn’t worth to buy such an expensive set when you can acquire all the minifigures for less that $40.

With this set, and because it was May the 4th, I received 2 offers. An exclusive polybag, a First Order Stormtrooper, and a Star Wars Episode VII poster.

The polybag was a little bit of a disappointing because the minifigure looks really similar with the one available in the set 75132 First Order Battle Pack. If we look carefully, they look very similar.

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The poster is a LEGO representation of the original Episode V poster. In the back we can see the original one from the cinemas.

May The 4th Poster

Back to Slave I, I’ll surely make a more complete reaview of the set when i assemble it. For now, I just leave you with the family photo.

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Braille Bricks

Braille Bricks

Braille Bricks was created by a company called Lew’Lara\TBWA in partnership with the Dorina Nowill Foundation for Blind. Its objective is to provide blind children with new skills, namely literacy and inclusion.

And how do they do that? If we remove the top connections of a LEGO brick, it suddenly transforms itself into a braille letter. Genius isn’t it?

The following video explains the project in detail.

Fascinating how LEGO, with a slight variation, continues to wonder, even the most disadvantaged.

Rogue One Trailer in LEGO

LEGO usually releases some funny versions of official trailers, specially Star Wars. Typically the trailers are made using CGI. But there are some communities that dedicate themselves to create stop motions movies using real LEGO.

That’s what happens with a Youtube group called BrotherhoodWorkshop which launched a video using real LEGO to recreate the first Rogue One trailer.

An to see how accurate it is. The next video shows a side by side comparison with the original one. A great video that certainly took long hours to create, but achieve a memorable result.

Lego offers for April

We are in April and here is the calendar for the LEGO shop:

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The most important piece this month is, without doubt, the magnificent Classic Mr. Freeze. The minifigure is very unique and for the ones that collect minifigures I must recommend spend some money in the LEGO shop. If you check ebay, this minifigure cost is brutal: about $27!

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So you’ll have until the 30th of April to spend $75 in LEGO and get this awesome figure. There is a rumour that on 4th or 5th you will get double VIP points, so i would recommend saving your order for those days.

The LEGO Batman Movie

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With all the success that Batman had in the LEGO Movie, Warner and LEGO decided to do a stand alone dedicated to the character.

Has we can see in the teaser trailer, the look and feel of the character is the opposite of what we can see in Batman V Superman. We have a egocentric, cocky and very comic approach to the Batman character.

What we can expect? Good moments of fun, probably at the same level or higher than what we saw in the LEGO Movie.

The teaser doesn’t show us much (which is good), only shows a little of what we can expect of the movie. Is certainly a movie that can be missed.

The movie will be released on the 10th of February 2017.