LegoGenre | 00372: “Whom no man shall behold and draw again the breath of life…”

LegoGenre: Whom no man shall behold and draw again the breath of life…

“Whom no man shall behold and draw again the breath of life…”

HispaBrick 019 – Technic Snowspeeder, The Minifig, The Lego Movie & More!

Hispabrick 019 Cover

Hispabrick Magazine is back with a brand new issue. Issue 019 is available now for download in English or Spanish. Make sure to get it now, it is easily the best Lego digital magazine out there. And, best of all it is free.

This issue features a great Technic Star Wars Snowspeeder, a massive Tiger’s Nest Monastery MOC, the Lego Movie, and Minifigs. The usual suspects are here too, with Miniland, Technic, and Mindstorms. Plus many interviews and reviews from the world of Lego. A total of 107 pages of content!

Hispabrick 019 Details

Download the full issue here: http://www.hispabrickmagazine.com/en/content/english-hispabrick-magazine-019

Cool Lego Ice Planet 2002 Art by Mr–Jack

Lego Ice Planet 2002, Mr--Jack

Ice Planet is one of the odd 1990’s space themes. It first showed up in 1993, and its cool blue and orange color palette was a huge change when compared to the previous space theme, Space Police II. Commander Cold and his research team had to withstand the hostile planet of Krysto. Equipped with trans-orange chainsaws, the most bad ass weapon Lego has ever molded, the team set out to science.

Even though Ice Planet only lasted one year it managed to make a huge impression on many people. Mr–Jack recently created this amazing painting, inspired by this cool Lego theme.  The giant research vehicle in the background is impressive.

Check out Ice Planet 2002 over on Mr–Jack’s deviantART page: http://mr–jack.deviantart.com/art/Ice-Planet-2002-445122386

Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review (71005) by WhiteFang

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review

The newest Lego Minifigures Series is almost here. The Lego Simpsons Minifigures will be available for sale in May, at a price point of $3.99. All 16 Minifigs include unique head sculpts and in most cases new accessories. There is a whole lot of printed pieces in this series. Even though the Minifig heads are definitely Simpsons their bodies and parts mix and match pretty well with other themes. WhiteFang has just posted an early Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review over on Eurobricks.

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review 03

Each box of the Lego Simpsons will include at least 3 complete sets of Minifigures. The Simpsons family makes up the most common Minifigs, and the smaller characters are the rarest. There are 5 Homer Simpsons, 5 Marge Simpsons, 5 Bart Simpsons, 4 Lisa Simpsons, 4 Maggie Simpsons, 4 Krusty the Clowns, 4 Ned Flanders, 4 Itchys, and 4 Scratchys. The hard to find characters come in sets of 3, with Grandpa Simpson, Apu, Mr. Burns, Nelson, Clancy Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, and Milhouse. This is probably the best assortment. It favors the whole family, but doesn’t make any of the other character extremely rare. Luckily all of these Minifigs should be pretty easy to feel inside the packaging, as each character is unique.

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Lego spent a lot of time creating these new Minifigs and it shows. The attention to detail, and fan references in these Minifigs are all perfect. The one exception is that the fat characters (Homer, Wiggum, and Krusty) look a little bit weird with the default Lego body. It looks like everyone has been on some amazing diet. It would be interesting to see the stomach piece from the Hobbit theme be appropriated here. Still you can sign me up for a whole set. They will look great with the Simpsons House.

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review 02

Make sure to read the whole review of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures (71005), by WhiteFang, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=91646

The New Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Are Perfectly Cromulent

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures

Lego has release the first official images for the upcoming Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures. These will be available in May at a $3.99 price point. Which happens to be a dollar more then the previous Minifigure Series. The good news is that the new sculpts and accessories kind of make up for this increase. When Lego released the Simpsons House (71006) in February, a whole lot of people were concerned by the facial expressions on the Minifigures. These new figures should make up for that, because all of them (except Maggie) have a more neutral expression. Hopefully this is the first wave of many Minifigs. It would be great to see these last as long as the World of Springfield action figures.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Homer SimpsonLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Marge Simpson

Homer Simpson come with a delicious donut and TV remote. While Marge Simpson comes with a donut magazine and purse.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Lisa SimpsonLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Bart Simpson

Lisa Simpson has her saxophone and Bart Simpson come with his green skateboard.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Maggie SimpsonLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Grandpa Simpson

Maggie Simpson has her treasured Bobo, and Grandpa Simpson is reading a newspaper. Check out that micro printing.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Milhouse Van HoutenLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Ned Flanders

Milhouse recently made an appearance in the Lego Movie as a Master Builder, and here he comes with a Biclops comic book. And, Ned Flanders comes with a left handed mug, and tool box.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Krusty the ClownLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Apu

Krusty the Clown comes equipped with a pie, and Apu gets a Squishee.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Montgomery BurnsLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Montgomery Nelson

Mr. Burns gets Blinky the three eyed fish, and an inanimate rod. While Nelson is up to no good with a bat.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Montgomery Clancy WiggumLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Montgomery Ralph Wiggum

Chief Wiggum is looking thin and comes with a megaphone and police baton. His son, Ralph Wiggum, is looking to Choo-Choo-Choose someone for Valentines day.

Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Montgomery ItchyLego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures Montgomery Scratchy

Itchy and Scratch are up to some hijinks with an axe and club.

Lego Simpsons Collectable Minifigures Group

Check out the LegoGenre review of the Simpsons House here: http://legogenre.com/lego-simpsons-house-71006-review-cowabunga/

LegoGenre | 00369: Classic Pirates or Classic Space

LegoGenre: Classic Pirates or Classic Space

Classic Pirates or Classic Space?

The Port of Quebec, A Lego Pirate MOC

Mattiusxavier's Port of Quebec, A Lego Pirate MOC Detail

“Captain Lafayette was proud of his crew, they had sailed with the main fleet into the Caribbean and helped bring terrible ruin to the Pirate Scum lurking on those light blue seas and now were enjoying a much deserved return back to their home port in Québec. Little did Lafayette know thought that some local Pirate Scum were planning a heist, not just any heist but a heist to steal his ship.”

The Port of Québec is an amazing Lego Pirate MOC. Built by Mattius Xavier for Beyond the New World: Colonialism, a Flickr group building Lego MOCs focused on the exploitation and colonization of the Americas. These type of groups have been increasing in popularity, which is a great thing, because they produce some amazing stuff. The Port of Québec looks like a very busy seaport. The use of the newer expressive Lego Minifigure heads adds a lot of life to the display. Plus the trans-blue water looks great. There is a lot of action in this scene.

Mattiusxavier's Port of Quebec, A Lego Pirate MOC

Check out the Port of Québec, by Mattius Xavier, over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47225433@N05/13226809083/