Misspelled Lego Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replacement

Brickset Lego Back To The Future Flux Capacitor Misspelled

The recent Back to the Future Lego set had an embarrassing spelling error in its first few production runs. The Flux Capacitor reads “SHEILD EYES FROM LIGHT.” Lego knew early on about this misspelling but didn’t have an official solution to the problem. They did state that future production runs would be corrected, and that other solutions were being looked into. As of a few days ago, Lego has officially announced a replacement program. You can now get a corrected “SHIELD EYES FROM LIGHT” replacement brick by contacting Lego customer service. This is a great response from Lego!

The good news for all the early buyers, is that they will have both versions of the Flux Capacitor.

https://legocuusoo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/226962-information-about-the-back-to-the-future-set-flux-

The great photo of the Flux Capacitor can be found on Brickset’s Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92090133@N04/9215034390/

Lego Back To The Future DeLorean (21103) – Get It Before You’re OUTATIME.

Back To The Future DeLorean Lego CUUSOO Box

The Lego CUUSOO: Back To The Future DeLorean (21103) is currently for sale on Amazon. The DeLorean is destined to become one of those special legendary Lego sets. Make sure to pick it up early. Who knows how many of these Lego is planning on making. It may be tough to find, but keep checking Amazon in case they get new shipments (Just like the Minecraft set). It is currently $34.99 and shipping in 1-2 days.

Lego CUUSOO: Back To The Future DeLorean (21103) at Amazon!

DeLorean Back To The Future Lego CUUSOO Details

Lego Cuusoo: The Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Reviewed @ The Brothers Brick

Lego CUUSOO: Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Reviewd by TheBrothersBrick

The Lego Back to the Future DeLorean (21103) set is here. The official release date has been set for August 1st, but if you happen to be at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) you can purchase it early at the Lego booth. (UPDATE: it is now available on Amazon). Amazingly with a 401 piece count the $34.99 price tag is actually reasonable (the old 10¢ a piece ratio). Being part of the Lego CUUSOO project, this DeLorean features some advanced building techniques and lots of SNOT. Sharing more in common with a MOC then an official Lego set.

Lego CUUSOO: Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Reviewd by TheBrothersBrick 02

Andrew from The Brothers Brick has written up a full review of the Delorean, and comes to the conclusion that this set is a good value. The only thing to be mindful is that it could have been better, and that some liberties with the design were taken. Mainly that the roof and hood of this DeLorean have looked better in other MOC builds, and have even looked better in the CUUSOO proposal. But, one thing is for certain. The Lego Back to the Future DeLorean will become a collectible (due to its exclusive license, minifigures, and printed bricks.)

Lego CUUSOO: Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Reviewd by TheBrothersBrick 03

The neat thing with this Lego DeLorean is that it can be transformed into the iconic time machine from all three movies. The perfect bound instruction manual offers full instructions on how to put them together. The Lego Back to the Future 2 (BTFF2) DeLorean adds a Mr. Fusion, new 2015 license plates, and floating tires. While Lego The Back to the Future 3 (BTFF3) DeLorean adds new red tires, and a new engine. The controversial decision to have a tile based hood was made so that the BTFF3 DeLorean could have this interchangeable engine. The good news is that this hood design doesn’t look as terrible as it does on the box art.

The two included minifigures are Marty McFly and Doctor Emmet Brown. Getting these exclusive minifigs is a huge bonus. The torso prints are well done. Lego could have included multiple minifigure bodies to represent each figure in all three time periods, but they didn’t.  Combining these figures with the recent The Lone Ranger theme, you could probably come close to some BTFF3 minifigures. No such luck with BTTF2. But, maybe some day in the future we can get a Doc Brown minifigure with an awesome yellow coat!

Lego CUUSOO: Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Minifigures Reviewd by TheBrothersBrick

Check out the full review at The Brothers Brick: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/07/17/lego-cuusoo-back-to-the-future-delorean-review/

The DeLorean is available on Amazon, it goes in and out of stock regularly as it is very popular: Lego The DeLorean Time Machine (21103)

Lego Back To The Future: DeLorean Time Machine — Minifigure Details!

Just a few days ago the Lego Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine release date and early images were released. At the time the question was whether or not minifigs would be included. Now, BrickNews has verified that minifigs will come with the set when it is released on July 18th. A little Marty McFly and Emmett Brown (Doc) minifig will be piloting the DeLorean. The inclusion of these two minifigs has resparked interest in this new set, which will certainly be popular.

Not only that, but the DeLorean Time Machine will include instructions with alternate builds for the DeLorean. Featuring 3 different versions that will cover the whole trilogy. It also looks like instruction manual will include information and details from the Back to the Future trilogy will be included. Awesome!

BrickNews Lego Back To The Future: DeLorean Time Machine Details

The Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine details were leaked just a few days ago, details here: 
http://legogenre.com/lego-back-to-the-future-delorean-time-machine-release-details/

Lego Back To The Future: DeLorean Time Machine — Release Details

Lego has finally released some official details about the upcoming Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine set. Almost two years ago this project started out on the Lego CUUSOO website. The DeLorean quickly earned its 10,000 votes and was surprisingly approved by Lego for release. There have been no details between the announcement and now. BrickFanatics quickly discovered this announcement from a Lego store newsletter. The Lego Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine will be released on July 18th!

Maybe Lego has been quiet on this for so long because the build has changed so much. Some would argue that it is noticeably more ugly. Also, no news on a Marty McFly, or Emmett Brown (Doc) minifig.

Lego Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine Release

UPDATE!

Minifigs will be included! More details here: http://legogenre.com/lego-back-to-the-future-delorean-time-machine-minifigure-details/

Lego Dimensions Review, Starter Pack (71171). Can Batman, Gandalf & Wyldstyle Save The Day?

Lego Dimensions Review 71171 Box

Lego Dimensions (71170, 71171, 71172, 71173, 71174) has been out for a while, and LegoGenre recently got its hands on the Starter Pack. The full price is about $100, but if you look around you can find the Starter Pack for sale around $65-$85. It’s usually for sale over on Amazon (here).

So lets do a Lego Dimensions review …

Name: Lego® Dimensions™ Playstation® 4 Starter Pack
Number: 71171
Pieces: 267
Minfigures: 3
Release: September 2015
Price: US: $99.99, CA $109.99, UK: £79.99, EU: €89.99

Official Lego Description:

With LEGO® Dimensions™, you’re gonna need a bigger imagination!

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO® worlds, different characters from DC Comics™, The Lord of the Rings™ and THE LEGO MOVIE™ are swept away. In a bid to save their friends, Batman™, Gandalf™ and Wyldstyle™ bravely jump into the vortex, but soon find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO humanity. Let creativity be your guide to a building and gaming adventure—journey through unexpected worlds and team up with unlikely allies on a quest to defeat the evil LordVortech. Play with a range of characters from different worlds together in one LEGO video game, and help them use each other’s vehicles and gadgets in a way never before possible. Attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the LEGO DIMENSIONS™ game. Activate each character’s special in-game abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies, add the Batmobile for a boost of speed, and then rebuild it for upgraded abilities! When you’re ready for more, expand your collection with Level, Team and Fun Packs from the LEGO DIMENSIONS product line.

  • Includes buildable Batman, Wyldstyle and Gandalf minifigures and 3-in-1 Batmobile, each with a detachable LEGO Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the 3-in-1 Batmobile into The Batblaster and Sonic Batray for extra in-game abilities.
  • Also includes Batman’s Batarang, Wyldstyle´s relic scanner and Gandalf’s staff.
  • Activate Batman’s special Grapple, Boomerang and Stealth abilities; Wyldstyle’s Relic Detector, Acrobat and Master Build abilities; and
  • Gandalf’s Magic, Magical Shield and Illumination abilities to crack puzzles and overpower enemies.
  • Place up to 7 LEGO DIMENSIONS toys on the LEGO Toy Pad simultaneously and set out on exciting in-game adventures.
  • Collect your favorite LEGO DIMENSIONS characters and use them in-game together for a crazy mash-up multiverse.
  • Visit LEGO.com/dimensions for more information on this exciting LEGO building and video gaming experience.
  • PLAYSTATION® 4 game system with a minimum of 20GB available hard disk space and Internet connection required.
  • Collect LEGO DIMENSIONS Team, Level and Fun Packs to unlock additional content.
  • LEGO DIMENSIONS characters and vehicles are required to interact with the LEGO DIMENSIONS video game.
  • LEGO Toy Pad with Gateway measures over 6” (16cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.
  • Batmobile measures over 1” (4cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide (alternative 3-in-1 vehicle builds vary in size).

Lego Dimensions Review 71171 Box Back

The Lego Dimensions Starter Pack comes in a medium sized box. The whole thing feels very much like a normal Lego set. Once you find the correct version that you need (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, or WiiU) you are ready to go. Note that the rating of Lego Dimensions is E (Everyone) 10+ by the ESRB. It contains Cartoon Violence, and Crude Humor. Typical Lego video game stuff.

One clue that this is not a normal TT Games Lego game is the abundance of licensing logos and information. The box is covered in tiny print.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Boxes

After you open the box, you find two smaller boxes inside. There is very little wasted space here.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Contents

First is the plain white box. Which contains the Toy Pad, a poster, a flyer, and the game. This part of the packaging is so undesigned that it feels very un-Lego. The reason is that the Starter Pack has so many different versions, and the actual difference between all of them is entirely contained in the white box. It saves on costs.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Poster

The included poster is double sided. One side in English, the other side in Spanish and French. It’s printed on a medium thickness paper and is extremely glossy. The poster showcases the first 3 waves of Dimensions releases. From September 2015 through March 2016. It also acts like a check list if you are trying to collect them all.

Lego Dimensions Review 71171 Opened

The other box looks like a mini version of the outer box. It is a little odd, as it appears that Lego could someday sell this separately from the other stuff. Maybe in the future there will be multiple variations of the Gateway released.

Inside is an instruction manual, 3 bags of Lego pieces, and an oddly shaped plate. This box is exactly like a normal Lego set (except the manual, see below).

Lego Dimensions 71171 Building

The first few pages of the manual show how to assemble the Minifigures. Wyldstyle, Gandalf, and Batman. You also get another one of those brick separators, which seems to be packed into almost every Lego set nowadays.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Continue

Everything is normal up to step 3. Once there, you are told to start playing the game. The rest of the set will be built as you progress through the story. A really cool idea that helps immerse yourself into the concept.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Batman Wyldstyle Gandalf

The three included Minifigures appear to be normal. No cheap quality plastic here. Batman, Wyldstyle, and Gandalf each come with an accessory that they will use throughout the game. These are good looking Minifigs.

Lego Dimensions Review 71171 Toy Tag

The key pieces here are the new Toy Tags. These transparent blue disks contain a little computer chip, and are unique to each Minifigure. They look great, and make for excellent Minifigure stands. Much nicer then the basic stand included with the Collectible Minifigures.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Toy Tag Back

The underside of the Toy tags are nifty. Ooo…

Lego Dimensions 71171 Manual

If you have no interest in playing the Lego Dimensions videogame, or if in the future you have no access to it (lost, obsolete) they did include instructions on how to assemble the Gateway in the manual. Nice.

It is worth skipping these though. The game will have you build it at a certain point in the story.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Gateway

The Gateway is built on top of the Toy Pad and looks good. It uses a good amount of gray, dark blue, and teal pieces. The only downside to it all is that there are five stickers that need to be applied. For a set like this, the stickers just feel cheap.

The build is easy enough, nothing too difficult. The nature of the design means that it is a little repetitive. But, it is small enough that it never gets boring.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Gateway 2

During the video game you have a few accessories. The main one is on its own Toy Tag, and can be interacted with during play. The whole Gateway and Toy Pad contains a fairly good amount of space for all the things you will need to do here.

Lego Dimensions 71171 Space

The Toy Pad and Gateway contains three active zones. Each section lights up in a variety of colors. It is with these zones that you bring Minifigures and accessories into the game.  One thing that Lego is doing different is that during gameplay you will need to move and arrange pieces to work around obstacles and boss fights.

Lego Dimensions Tile Screen

The video game itself is a refined version of the typical Lego games. The Starter Pack comes with everything you need to play.

It comes with 3 adventure levels. One for each Minifigure. There is Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings, Gotham from DC Comics, and the Lego Movie.

On top of these adventure levels is a whole lot of story levels. There are 15 levels to explore. Sending you across multiple dimensions in an effort to stop the evil Lord Vortech. As you play, there are levels that send you to dimensions like Springfield and Portal 2. These levels can be expanded upon once you purchase the required character. It is an interesting idea, and it is a sort of a long demo for what you could have in the future.

There is a lot going on in the game, and it will be interesting to see how it expands over the next year. Lego Dimensions can currently be upgraded with levels and characters from Jurassic World, Scooby-Doo!, Ninjago, Back to the Future, The Simpsons, Portal 2, and Doctor Who. There is also Chima, The Wizard of Oz, The Lego Movie, Midway Arcade, DC Comics, and Ghostbusters.

Final Thoughts

  • Design: 10/10 — The Lego Dimensions Starter Pack is a great concept that comes together surprisingly well. The Gateway and stuff look great.
  • Build: 8/10 — The Gateway gets a little repetitive to build, and has a small selection of colors. A good start, but it has a few ways to improve.
  • Minifigures: 8/10 — The three include Minifigs, Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle cover all of the basic stuff. They are good quality.
  • Playablility: 10/10 — The Gateway is fun to build. The game is fun to play. And it keeps it interesting through the experience.
  • Price: 6/10 — 267 pieces, 3 Minifigures, a Toy Pad and a Gateway for $100. It feels expensive for that price but with a good discount the value goes way up.
  • Overall: 8/10 — I would say this is the most interesting and fun version of a Lego videogame. It contains most of their recent licenses, and covers a lot of ground. Plus you get a lot of pieces and a few Minifigs!

The Lego Dimensions Starter Pack is a great thing. If you have access to a video game console it is a must purchase for any Lego fan. The Gateway is fun to build, there are a good selection of Minifigures, and an extensive videogame included. The possibilities are endless. There are a lot of different dimensions to play through. Something for everyone. The only thing missing is any of the Lego themes based on Disney licensed stuff. No Star Wars, no Marvel, no Pixar, no Princesses.

The biggest problem about the system is that it costs $500 +/- to collect it all. And every month that goes by more is added. It is worth the $100 in order to experience the Starter Pack, and if it gets into your soul there is a few hundred dollars of additional content. Lego Dimensions is not cheap.

If you can find the Starter Pack for about $60-80 (here), then the Overall Score goes up to 9/10.

***

Lego Dimensions on Amazon: Here!

Official Lego link: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-DIMENSIONS-PLAYSTATION-4-Starter-Pack-71171

More Lego Dimensions Review stuff here: http://legogenre.com/tag/lego-dimensions/

Lego Ideas First 2014 Review Results: Birds, Big Bang

http://youtu.be/DiX7Q5_TTjo

Lego has finally posted the results of the first 2014 Lego Ideas review. For all the projects that didn’t pass (Lego Apple Store, Back to the Future Train), Lego said nothing. The good news is that one of the best Lego Ideas (Cuusoo) projects has been approved. The Lego Birds will be an official Lego set. These little guys are super cute, and are a great way to introduce the spherical building techniques. to new Lego builders. It is interesting to see Lego go back and forth with licensed sets and original ideas.

Lego Ideas, Lego Birds

Lego also announced another winner for this review. In a surprising announcement Lego revealed that the Big Bang Theory will be an official set. This opens up a whole new theme in Lego Ideas. Current television properties.  This could be the beginning of a tidal wave of projects based on popular culture. The proposed Big Bang Theory project has a whole lot of references to science fiction, and comic books. Lets hope that these details make into the final product.

Lego Ideas, Big Bang Theory

Not only did Lego announce two winners in the first 2014 review, but they also teased us with two projects that are still pending. The Doctor Who projects are still being considered. Since Lego announced that the license is available, it seems that these have a good chance at approval. The biggest problem is probably figuring out what direction to take the project and who to credit for the idea.

Lego Ideas, Doctor Who Lego Ideas, Doctor Who Characters

Lego Ideas, Winter 2014 Review Results – Female Minifigure Set

Lego Ideas, Winter 2014 Review Results - Female Minifigure Set

Lego has recently announced the results of their Lego Ideas Winter 2014 Review. This is the first officially branded Lego Ideas Review, but all of the projects were approved under the old CUUSOO system. This review had a whole lot of projects. With Macross, the Legend of Zelda, Adventure Time, Back to the Future, Sherlock, and Japanese Old Style Architecture being considered. In the end, none of these projects were approved, but an older Lego CUUSOO idea will be the 8th Lego Ideas model. The Female Minifigure Set (Research Institute) has been announced, with a release date of August 2014!

It is interesting that over time these reviews are becoming more and more opaque to the public. Check out the whole video below:

http://youtu.be/jrWK3UIvXYs

Lego Ghostbusters Review (21108) by DrDaveWatford at Brickset

DrDaveWatford's Lego Ghostbusters Review 21108 Car

DrDaveWatford has posted one of the first reviews of the new Lego CUUSOO (Lego Ideas) set over at Brickset. The Lego Ghostbusters review (21108) features a detailed look at the packaging, Ecto-1 vehicle, and Minifigures. The set will be released in June with a $49.99 price tag. Based on the part list in the instruction booklet it looks like Lego Ghostbusters will come with an estimated 481 pieces.

DrDaveWatford's Lego Ghostbusters Review 21108 Ecto-1

It should be noted that this Lego Ghostbusters set is a little bit smaller then the original proposal, but the end result still looks great. No odd changes here, like there was in the Lego Back to the Future DeLorean. This build is heavily reliant on SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques which allow the Ecto-1 to keep a sleek appearance. A great accomplishment for Lego. The Ecto-1 is able to hold 3 of the 4 Ghostbusters comfortably, and can probably hold all 4 with some modifications.

DrDaveWatford's Lego Ghostbusters 21108 Review BoxDrDaveWatford's Lego Ghostbusters 21108 Review Box Back

The Lego Ghostbusters set is packaged like the previous Lego CUUSOO and Architecture sets. With a high quality box that opens up from the top. It also contains a perfect-bound softcover booklet style instruction manual. Filled with Ghostbusters quotes, trivia, and history. Coming in at over 100 pages, these instruction manuals are a huge feature for these sets.

It is also notable that this set comes with a few rare pieces, and even some exclusive pieces. The best inclusion is all of the printed parts. There are no stickers in this set.

DrDaveWatford's Lego Ghostbusters 21108 Review Pieces

The Minifigures are all recognizable. Lego changed Peter Venkman’s hair cut for the official release. Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore all feature exclusive printed torsos and unique heads. The end result is an extremely cute set of Ghostbusters.

DrDaveWatford's Lego Ghostbusters Review 21108 Minifigures

Go read DrDaveWatford’s full review of the Lego Ghostbusters (21108) set over on Brickset: http://brickset.com/article/11166/Review-21108-Ghostbusters

Lego Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Friends on CUUSOO

BrentWaller's Lego Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Set

Lego is gearing up to release their first Ghostbusters themed set. After the Lego CUUSOO Back to the Future project was accepted and announced the idea of a Ghostbusters themed set gained popularity. The creator of Lego Ghostbusters (21108) is BrentWaller, who has recently proposed a new Ghostbusters set. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This guy is huge, and when it is taking over your Lego Modular City, who are you going to call?

This giant gooey monster is not alone, he is being proposed with three accompanying Minifigures. Everybody’s favorite bad guy, Walter Peck. Dana Barrett as the Gatekeeper. And, Louis Tully as the Keymaster. These three are ready to foil whatever plans the Ghostbusters have ready.

BrentWaller's Lego Ghostbusters: Louis Tully, Dana Barrett, Walter Peck

“Random Facts:

  • Over 34cm or 13 inches tall
  • If I was to use a similar ratio of a human compared to the Stay Puft as there is in the movie, That Marshmallow Man would be 68cm or 27 inches tall, which makes this version exactly half scale compared to a minifig.
  • Estimated 1800 Pieces (This could be reduced fairly easily, it was more due to my limited piece library and budget)
  • Estimated 60 hours design and build time.”

BrentWaller's Lego Ghostbusters: Mr Stay Puft

Go vote for the Lego Stay Puft Marshmallow Man over on CUUSOO: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/62418