Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer #2 is Awesome

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us. The early reviews are looking good. It is great to get some of the more obscure Marvel characters the attention they deserve. Maybe, they will be featured in an upcoming Lego Marvel game?

Check out this super awesome Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer #2. Starlord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and Rocket have never looked better.

http://youtu.be/6mFUCsuoaV4

And, if you haven’t seen the original non-Lego version, check it out too:

http://youtu.be/2LIQ2-PZBC8

Lego Minifigures Series 12 Full Set Revealed

Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 12

This is the first complete set photo for the upcoming Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 12. After taking a break from the standard format (The Lego Movie, The Simpsons) Lego is back with an incredibly strong line up. Lego has this down to a science at this point. A few historical figures, a few modern characters, a few sci-fi minifigs, and one person in an animal suit.

It looks like there is a Gamer, Prospector, Rocker, Swashbuckler, Jester, Princess with a Frog, Goth, Pizza Deliver Man, Hun Warrior, Genie, Lifeguard, Wizard (Merlin?), Hunter (Lara Croft?), Space Miner, Athena, and a man in a Pig Suit  (maybe one of the Griswolds from a Pig in a Poke?)

There are rumblings that the recent price increase with the Simpsons set will be made permanent. Meaning that the Lego Minifigures Series 12 will probably retail around $3.99 each.

The Ultra Violet, a Deadly Lego Friends Mecha

MarkStafford Lego Friends Mecha Ultra Violet

The official Lego Friends sets can be a bit limiting. They are completely rooted in a city theme, with no signs of expanding into the other Lego themes (Pirates, Space, etc.) A great way to work around this is to create your own Lego creations. One of the best features about Lego is just how modular the pieces are, almost every Lego part can be used with another Lego part. Mark Stafford used his imagination and created a sci-fi themed Lego Friends mecha titled the Ultra Violet. The best part of these MOCs is the innovative use of obscure Lego pieces. Check out the pink baskets, lipsticks, telephones, lightsaber beams, and wood panels. Check out the Friends section for more examples of this.

MarkStafford Lego Friends Mecha Ultra Violet 2

Ultra Violet, by Mark Stafford, can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nabii/6812390569/

The Paradisa Viper: Lego Friends Remix

DJQuest Paradisa Viper Lego Friends Remix

There has been a trend developing of creating Lego MOCs with Friends theming. This means usually sticking to a pink and purple color scheme, but some of the best (the Lovely Hotel) add other details. DJ Quest has created a Battlestar Galactica Viper, with the Friends theming, titled Paradisa Viper – Friends Remix. Here the color highlights and other details work extremely well. If you look carefully you can see a standard Lego Minifigure in the cockpit, I wonder if a Lego Friend figure could fit.

DJQuest Paradisa Viper Lego Friends Remix 2

Check out this Paradisa Viper Lego Friends Remix over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/djquest/6845579866

Relax at this Lego Beach House

zaberca's Lego Beach House 2

Summer time is here and a good portion of us will be visiting the beach. Even Minifigures need to take a vacation. This MOC, built by zaberca, is titled Beach House 2. The whole thing was originally designed digitally, but when building it in person the project changed quite a bit. Which is great, because this house is impressive. The house itself is built using a lot of SNOT techniques. Make sure to check out the details on the top floor, which is built sideways compared to everything else. This helps give the structure a distinctly modern design.

The interior is fully furnished, and puts most (real) homes to shame. These Minifigs have style.

zaberca's Lego Beach House 2 Interior

Make sure to check out Beach House 2 over on Flickr, where you can view all the details: https://www.flickr.com/photos/15902478@N02/14760877455/

zaberca's Lego Beach House 2 Back

The Black Fly Lego Starfighter

NannanZhang's Lego MOC Black Fly

“When Chief Engineer Zhang was tasked with designing a compact starfighter, he came up with a fast and agile craft. However, the economy of the design did not allow for placement of weapons, so Zhang remodeled the engine core to contain a uranium detonator. He wasn’t going to be piloting one anyway.”

Some of the most creative work being done in the Lego AFOL community is with starfighters/spaceships. Nannan Zhang is responsible for this little starfighter, known as the Black Fly. Here the use of some obscure Lego pieces is combined with an excellent understanding of color and shape. Usually these type of Lego MOCs are criticized with being extremely delicate; falling apart with the slightest touch. It is extremely rare to find one that is as solid as an official Lego set. Make sure to check out the video below for a detailed look at the Black Fly and just how well made it is.

NannanZhang's Lego MOC Black Fly Above

The Black Fly, by Nannan Zhang, can be found over at Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nannanz/14710493005/

http://youtu.be/1k5cxnNEZTo

LegoGenre | 00383: “Bart, I am your father.”

LegoGenre 00383: Bart, I Am Your Father.

“Bart, I am your father.”

LegoGenre | 00382: “The Force is strong with this one.”

LegoGenre 00382: “The Force is strong with this one.”

“The Force is strong with this one.”

The Awesome Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II, by Jerac

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Space

The Star Destroyer is one of the most iconic and cool spaceships ever designed. Almost every kid from the last 30 years has wanted their own. Most of them are disappointing in some way, either being way too small, or not detailed enough. So, Jerac decided to built his own Lego Star Destroyer. And, this one is not a disappointment. This Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II is one of the most impressive and large Lego Star Wars spaceships ever built. The clean lines and perfect design come together in a model that could be a stand-in for the films.

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Rear

This Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II is nicknamed the Chimaera. It weights about 110 pounds and contains over 42,000 Lego bricks. It is 252 studs long which is about 6.6 feet, or 202 cm. This ship is massive and Jerac estimates that it cost over $5,000 in parts. The whole project took over 6 months to design and build.

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Chimaera EnginesJerac's Lego Star Wars Chimaera Bridge

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Display

You can go see the Chimaera for yourself in Swarzewo, where it is on display. There are plans in the future to add lighting to the ship, which would make it even more impressive.

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Info

Check out more photos of this Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerac/