Etch A Sketch, View Master, an RC Car, This is a Lego Kids Room

LegoJalex's Lego Kids Room, 1980s

You can build almost anything out of Lego. Including extremely detailed model replicas of bedrooms. It is easy to say that a huge chunk of the Adult Lego fans grew up in the 1980s. This was a decade that is responsible for some of the most famous Lego sets out there.  Including Lego Pirates, the Lego Monorail, and a good chunk of Classic Space. All of these sets were assembled in bedrooms across the world. LegoJalex has created an amazingly detailed replica of a stereotypical 1980s bedroom. Everything in this kids room is Lego. There are Lego versions of an Etch A Sketch, View Master, an RC Car, robots, and even a model builders desk. Everything is impeccable. Check out the fringe of the carpet, made from white Lego grill pieces, the slightly messed up look helps sell this as a well loved kids room.

LegoJalex's Lego Kids Room, 1980s Desk

Check out the 1980s style kids room here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/78666052@N05/15993851216/

And, LegoJalex has created a retro 70s Style Lego Kitchen here: http://legogenre.com/70s-style-lego-kitchen-retro/

Lego Hub: Birds (4002014) Exclusive Employee Set

Brickset Lego Hub Birds 4002014 Employee Set

For this holiday season Lego has gifted some of their Employees an exclusive set. The Lego Hub: Birds (4002014) set features 487 pieces and is not averrable in stores. But, if you are lucky enough you may find a few of these listed for sale around the internet, but be prepared for high prices. This cute little set is in a new Lego Hub theme, which refers to employee offices (hubs) around the world. This may be a clue that more of these exclusive sets will be given away in the future. There is one bird per major Hub. There are five birds represented here, with what looks like a Sparrow, Stork, Swan, Robin, and an Eagle. If you have more information on the specific species of bird, please let us know.

This set is a great compliment to the new Lego Ideas: Birds (21301) release. Details here: http://legogenre.com/lego-ideas-birds-21301-official-details/

EBay Lego Hub Birds 4002014 Employee Set

Information on this set has appeared on Ebay: http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeigen/s-anzeige/lego-exclusive-birds-hub-set-inkl-geschenkkarte/268088991-23-2053

With some additional information and images from Brickset: http://brickset.com/article/13383/2015-employee-gift-set

I am Lego Groot

Almost everybody’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy is Groot. This character has an interesting past, he started out as a villain all the way back in 1960. He didn’t reform his ways until he met Peter Quill (Starlord). It turns out that Groot is a Monarch (Floral Colossus) from Planet X. With the recent rise in popularity comes a whole lot of Lego MOCs. Not surprisingly most of them are trying to recreate the dancing “baby” Groot scene at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are just a few of the many Lego Groots out there:

Tyler's Lego Groot, I am Groot

“I am Groot” is the creation of Tyler (Legohaulic), and can be viewed over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legohaulic/14885786161/

Sean and Steph Mayo's Lego Baby Groot

Sean and Steph Mayo created “Baby Groot” and can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legocy/15909759895/

Sparkytron's Lego Groot

There is also the super cute “LEGO Groot” created by Sparkytron over on DeviantArt: http://sparkytron.deviantart.com/art/LEGO-Groot-479615477

Chris McVeigh's Lego We are Groot

And finally, Chris McVeigh has created the awesome “We are Groot” (Brick Sketch #32), which can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/14978763016

A Lovely Lego Dryad

Anton Sundstrom's Lego Dryad

Lego has been releasing a wide variety of brown and green Lego pieces in the last few years. These colors were amazingly limited compared to the more basic colors (red, blue, gray… ), so it is great that these colors are being expanded. This lovely Lego Dryad, created by Anton Sundström, is an example of a build that couldn’t have been done in the past. The new flower pieces, and carrot tops are put to good use in the Dryad’s hair. But, what really sells this is the face. It is very simple but full of personality.

Check out this Lego Dryad over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129291728@N06/15744240639/

Fight For Your Life In “The Last Chance”

Devid VII's Lego The Last Chance

“There are some moments that cannot be explained, S.G. soldiers are in a trap, maybe they will try to go for broke..…” — Devid VII

This scene, called “The Last Chance”, looks like it came straight out of a video game. Something like Advanced Warfare or Titanfall. In the last decade or so, Lego has really made it easy to create Minifigure scale mechs, robots, and hard suits. All of the newish pieces, and bricks that clip, and fit into small spaces are perfect for this type of MOC. Check out those tan Minifig arms holding up the cage, or the nozzle pieces bing used in multiple places. These hard suits are ready for a fight, which they are going to get. Check out the 3 well armed guys around the corner of the ruined building. It is this building that tells most of the story. The overgrown plants, crumbling walls and caved in roof all hint at a completely ruined battlefield. This is the end, and the defenders are going to go down fighting.

Devid VII's Lego The Last Chance Suits

Check out “The Last Chance” by Devid VII over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/devid7/15276417854/

Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 (71008) Review by WhiteFang

WhiteFang Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Review

Lego is on a roll with their Collectable Minifigures. The newest Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 (71008) has a release date of January 2015. Which means you can probably expect a few retailers to sell them at the end of December. So, make sure to save up your Christmas money because there are a lot of great figures. Series 13 continues the trend of extremely detailed Minifigs, while increasing the quality. These figures are still made in China but a lot of the production problems of the past have been worked out (slightly off colors, tight or loose connections, etc.).  Interestingly, there is also some sort of code/contest thing going on with each figure. The only bad news is that these are at the, now permanent, price point of $3.99. Although some retailers (notably Target) may be selling them at $2.99.

Lego has made a few breakthroughs in Lego Minifigures during the Collectable Minifig theme. This time around there seems to be a breakthrough in cloth capes. Featuring multi-piece capes with color printing! Whoa!

WhiteFang Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13, King and Wizard

As has been the case for the past few years Lego reviewer WhiteFang has received a full set of Collectible Minifigures early. This allows WhiteFang to be the definitive source for Minifigure reviews. Check out the full Series 13 review over on Eurobricks, it features part analysis, detailed photos, and commentary about the latest release. A full box of Minifigs will include rare, uncommon, and common figures. The common Minifigures include the Goblin, Carpenter, and Galaxy Trooper at 5 each per box. The uncommon ones include the Classic King, Sheriff, Snake Charmer, Alien Trooper, Egyptian Warrior, Evil Wizard at 4 per box. The hardest to find, rare, Minifigs will be the Unicorn Girl, Paleontologist, Fencer, Samurai, Disco Diva, Hot Dog Man, and Lady Cyclops at 3 per box.

WhiteFang Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 Lineup

Go check out the full review of the Lego Collectable Minifigures Series 13 (71008) Review by WhiteFang here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=99986

The Lich King Raised a Lego Sindragosa (World of Warcraft)

BangooH's Lego World Of Warcraft Sindragosa Dragon

Sindragosa is an undead dragon raised by the Lich King from an icy grave in Icecrown. Instantly creating one of the most iconic dragons in the video game World of Warcraft. This Lego Sindragosa is the creation of Bangoo H.  Will the Queen of the Frostbrood achieve revenge? Will Lego Adventurers, Tirion Fording and Darion Mograine be able to stop her in time?

BangooH's Lego World Of Warcraft Sindragosa

Sindragosa is an impressive Lego model. Built almost to the Minifigure scale, this dragon is ready to destroy any challengers. A Lego dragon is a difficult creature to build, but an undead dragon is near impossible. The impression of a skeleton is achieved with a careful selection of grey Lego pieces and various hinges. The internal skeleton relies on Technic pieces for strength without adding too much bulk. The whole thing is finished with a massive wingspan.

BangooH's Lego World Of Warcraft Sindragosa Detail

Check out this Lego Sindragosa, created by Bangoo H, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/123742960@N07/15929011932/