It’s Mean, It’s Green, It’s the Mystery Machine. Lego Scooby Doo Details.

Lego Scooby Doo. Mystery Machine 75902

For a little while now there have been rumors of an official Lego Scooby Doo theme for 2015. It certainly is not the most demanded theme, but Lego is trying its best to win over all our hearts. Everything is being timed for maximum exposure, with a new Scooby Doo TV show titled “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!” premiering on Cartoon Network soon. The first official images from Lego are starting to be released. The most popular set will probably be the Mystery Machine (75902) which will retail at $29.99. This set features Shaggy, Scooby Doo, and Fred fighting off a zombie and evil tree. Scooby Doo is looking especially impressive, with some fine printing that puts most of the other Lego dogs to shame.

Lego Scooby Doo and Shaggy

The current line up features 5 sets covering a good amount of the show: Mummy Museum Mystery (75900), Mystery Plane Adventures (75901), Mystery Machine (75902), Haunted Lighthouse (75903), and Mystery Mansion (75904). The whole gang will be represented in Minifigure form. Fred, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Daphne, and Velma. Hopefully we won’t need to purchase the whole theme to complete the team.

Interestingly, there will be a special Lego episode, probably animated as a 3D CGI cartoon…

“In another first, the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form. In 2015, fans can look forward to a 22-minute LEGO special, featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. In addition, Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the coming years.”

Lego has also been teasing Lego Scooby Doo across its social media this week:

Top Gear Season 22 Trailer Has Gone Full Lego

Lego Top Gear Video

It is no surprise to see Lego and Top Gear working together. One of the hosts of Top Gear, James May, built a  full house out of Lego in Surrey. Although it didn’t work out as hoped, millions of Lego bricks were donated to charity after the house was destroyed. Now there is a full trailer for the new season of Top Gear, season 22, animated in 3D Lego. Seeing various cars rendered in Lego, including a 3 wheeler is fun. It works so well that it is a shame that season 22 is not entirely done in Lego.

“The chaps have been turned into LEGO for a new trailer. Stop what you’re doing and watch.

Jeremy is fast asleep, Richard has been cut in half, James has only gone and lost his hair, and The Stig’s body is missing. Suffice to say, then, just another normal day in the world of Top Gear.

In this behind-the-scenes clip, we can reveal exactly what goes on just before the boys appear on your televisual screens to present your favouritest motoring programme in the world. In a parallel LEGO Universe, that is. Yes, the chaps behind the world-renowned sticky bricks have helped us whip up an exclusive LEGO video.”

http://youtu.be/A7YDMt7jOfU

Lego Calvin and Hobbes. – Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.

Simon Liu's Lego Calvin And Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes is one of the greatest comics. As a fitting tribute, two Lego builders (Simon Liu and Lego Junkie) teamed up and created a Lego Calvin and Hobbes. The idea to create these figures stated with a simple question: “So… you have a lot of orange right?” With some imagination and Lego, that simple question ended up as a Lego Hobbes. The slightly ruffled fur, achieved with a combination of slopes and curve pieces, is a perfect touch. The whole thing is topped off with an expressive portrait of Hobbes. But, you cannot create the most famous imaginary tiger without creating its owner. Calvin makes for a good Lego figure, but might have the smallest possible hands. This duo looks ready for a Sunday full of adventure.

Simon Liu's Lego Hobbes

Find out more about this Lego Calvin and Hobbes, by Simon Liu and Lego Junkie, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/si-mocs/15542180957/

Meet the Lego Elves, Step Through the Portal This Spring

Lego Elves Logo

Lego has a new theme arriving this spring called the Lego Elves. Some of the first sets have already been revealed, but the Lego marketing is just starting to take off. The official Lego site has a teaser page up, promising more details in March 2015. Meanwhile some short videos have started to appear around the internet. Featuring  some beautifully animated videos, it would not be a surprise if the Lego Elves had their own cartoon (like Ninjago or Legends of Chima). Interestingly, there is very little Lego in these first videos.

Lego Elves Characters

The Lego Elves look like they would fit right in with the Disney Fairies. Seeing as Lego has been creating Disney themed Friends sets, it would be interesting if the Fairies line had a release too. There are four main Elves (Aira, Naida, Azari, and Farran) with this release, and one main human (named Emily Jones).

Make sure to check out the Teaser Trailer, and Meet Azari below:

http://youtu.be/c1mWPNdbi-Y

http://youtu.be/5L7AXGIbIYY

You can read more about Lego Elves here: http://legogenre.com/lego-elves-friendly-new-theme-2015/

Phil Lord built an Oscar for The Lego Movie

Phil Lord, The Lego Movie Oscar

The Academy Award (The Oscar) nominations for Best Animated Feature were revealed for 2015, and surprisingly The Lego Movie wasn’t among those honored. This year ended up being an incredibly competitive category for animation. With Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya pushing out The Lego Movie. This is such an oddity as most years do not even have enough contendors to fill up the nominations. With only 3 or 4 films competing. The Lego Movie did get one nomination for Everything Is Awesome in the Best Original Song category.

This didn’t stop the directors of The Lego Movie from having a little bit of fun. Phil Lord decided to just build his own Oscar, while Chris Miller helped people come to terms with the news.

The Lego Super Friends Project: 31 Custom Figures

JustJon's Custom Lego Super Friends, Superheroes

The Lego Friends figures have proven to be extremely customizable. These 31 custom figures that make up the Lego Super Friends Project prove just that. Created by JustJon, this project was revealed over the 31 days of July. In order to curate a list of possible customs figures, social media was heavily used to reach a wide audience with a wide variety of opinions. The 31 superheroes contain a good mix of characters from DC Comics and Marvel Comics. These figures were made with the use of Lego Minifigures accessories, hair pieces, and a little bit of paint. The larger size (compared to a Minifigure) makes it a whole lot easier to do custom paint work.

“I began the project surreptitiously by posing the question “Who is your favorite super heroine?” on my social networks. I took note of the characters people named and started creating a list on my white board, with the left side containing numbers for the days they were released on and the right side a list of potential characters to make. Once I began creating the custom minifigures, I made sure that each fit into the role of super heroine (as some people did request villains), that no character would be repeated in alternate costumes, and that I would release one per day for the entire month of July. I tried to vary the characters to appease to different audiences and keep things interesting for myself by using characters who were well known in the popular culture and those who were lesser known.” — JustJon

The complete roster of the Lego Super Friends Project includes: Supergirl, Phoenix, Black Widow, Sue Storm, Polaris, Storm, Batgirl, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Captain Marvel, X-23, Stargirl, Zatanna, Psylocke, Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Mary Marvel, Catwoman, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Saturn Girl, Dazzler, Firestar, Kabuki, Hawkeye, Black Cat, Gamora, Jubilee, Black Canary, Hit-Girl, and Raven.

JustJon's Custom Lego Super Friends, Superheroes, Batgirl JustJon's Custom Lego Friends Superheroes, Jubilee JustJon's Custom Lego Friends Superheroes, Hit Girl JustJon's Custom Lego Friends Superheroes, Black Widow

The creator of this project, JustJon, has opened up an Etsy store where some of these custom figures (and more) are available for purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/justjon

More details on the Lego Super Friends Project can be found here: http://www.justjon.net/lego/the-lego-super-friends-project/

This Custom Lego Friends Wonder Woman is Awesome

tikitikitembo's Lego Friends Wonder Woman

The Lego Friends have proven to much more versatile then originally thought. One super cool way to customize your figures is with custom painting. This Lego Friends Wonder Woman is a great example of what can be done with some paint and a brush. To complete the look, the hair piece, and golden whip can be found in the recent Superman vs. Power Armor Lex (6862) set. Diana Prince is now ready to fight the worst Lego criminals out there.

This Custom Lego Wonder Woman can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64693712@N05/6874667399/