The Lego Batman Movie has an amazing soundtrack. Make sure to listen to the films main single, it sums up the character from the film extremely well. “Who’s The (Bat)Man” is written and performed by Patrick Stump of the band Fall Out Boy. The song has a way of staying in your brain long after listening to it. “I’m 100% not Bruce Wayne!”
The other title track from the movie is “Friends Are Family,” with Jeff Lewis and Will Arnett. This is a more typical/expected pop song from the film, and it feels like it could fit right in with The Lego Movie.
A Lego themed burger is not something you see everyday. A new restaurant called Brick Burger, located in Pasig (a city in the Philippines), specializes in a variety of lego burgers. They offer at least 10 fancy combos. The Darth Burger comes with a dark black bun, the Wildstyle had onion rings, the Naco Tuesday burger has taco meat and cheese, and the Cheesy Mac burger is loaded with mac and cheese. Besides the fun variants available, what really sells these burgers is the shape. They feature a 2×2 Lego tile themed bun, and squarish patties.
Brick Burger also features the Lord Buisness challenge. Just order a Lord Business meal and if you can finish it in under 3 minutes you can win a Lego polybag. If you can mange to finish in 1 minute 30 seconds you can win a Lego Creator 3-in-1 Corner Deli. A tummy ache might just be worth that deal.
“Building toy blocks, passion with food and extreme creativity are what founded Brick Burger. With the use of 100% mouth-watering pure australian beef burger patty, fresh vegetables and unique burger bun…”
Lego Artist, RaddingtonFalls has created a few signs in support of the Women’s March in New York City. Where massive amounts of people in NYC and around the globe are standing up for the “protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
If those other Lego Pikachu MOCs were too small for you, then this is the one you have been looking for. Dirk Van Haesbroeck was commissioned by Game Mania, a Dutch video game store, to build two giant Pikachu models. The end product stood 1.5 meters tall, which is just about 5 feet tall. Each giant Pikachu model is built with just over 25,000 Lego pieces. In the end it looks like these models were auctioned off for charity, with one of them going for €3,500, or $3,700. That puts it at 15¢ per piece.
The model is mostly hollow inside, but there is some supporting structure hidden around. In the build video (below) you can see a system of Technic pieces were used to hold Pikachu’s massive tail.
Lego has a new Calendar available, and it is way different then their older one. Its release date is January 17th, and comes in at $19.99, £15.99, €19.99. With 278 brightly colored pieces this will stand out wherever you put it. Huw, over at Brickset, has written up a full review of this new set. They note that this is a sturdy build. With superfluous pieces being used to help align the square shapes. It is an interesting review, that notes that the Brick Calendar is probably only good in very particular cases.
In one of the weirder marketing moments of this new year, it has been revealed that the new Lego Batmobile is “built by Chevy.” There is even an official website. It looks like Lego Batman paid $48,000,000 for his new wheels. It has 120,000 lbs. max towing capacity, 20,000 horsepower, and comes equipped with 4G-LTE connectivity. Also listed as features are flame rocket boosters, fully-articulated wheels, and a standard 60.2L V100 engine. The Batmobile can operate in three modes. Race Mode, Monster Truck Mode, and Parallel Park Mode. The only downside… it seats 2 Minifigures.
“Every angle, sharp as a tack. Every element, handcrafted for hot pursuit. When dreaming up the LEGO® Batmobile, designers drew inspiration from a combination of classic renditions and other-worldly shapes. The result? An enemy-evading machine that will draw stares and fend off foes in equal measure.”
Lego City Undercover is one of the best Lego video games made. Too bad lot of people haven’t had the chance to play it seeing as it was an exclusive to the Nintendo WiiU. The good news is that TT Games has released some details about the upcoming rerelease. Lego City Undercover will feature improved graphics. It also sounds like the controls and UI will be modified to suit the new platforms. Speaking of which, the game will be released on the new Nintendo Switch, along with the Playstation 4, XBox One, and Steam. That pretty much covers everyone!
Oh yeah, the Switch version will be full of secret Nintendo cameos. I sure hope that means you can ride Yoshi.
“Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men’s store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee.” — Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is a David Lynch directed television show focused on a small Pacific Northwest town that started to unravel when Laura Palmer was found murdered. The original show changed television and has gained cult status in popular culture. After more then 20 years, the show is emerging from a cave with a new show/season.
Citizen Brick created an extremely limited run of Lego Minifigures based on some of the most memorable characters. Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer, Audrey Horne, the Log Lady, and the Man from Another Place. These 5 Lego Minifigs were available for $60, but have since sold out.
Lego has created one of the most funny Minifigure heads in their new Lego Dimensions Adventure Time Level Pack. Finn the Human has a goofy smile, and on the back side a derpy smile. Reddit user ColmiYveul realized the potential that this piece had and combined it with other well known Lego Minifigures. As you can see the results are something to remember. Then they quickly put together a small series with Tolkien and Disney Minifigs.
If you want to make your own, the good news is that the Adventure Time Level Pack is new, and still in stock at most retailers. Who knew one piece could has so many uses.
The Humble Bundle website just revealed their newest Book Bundle: Lego by No Starch Press. This bundle shares a bunch of stuff that was last available in the Humble Brainiac Book Bundle from February 2015. There are 16 titles; including the popular titles: Beautiful Lego, The Cult of Lego, The Lego Architect, and Steampunk Lego.