Lego Minifigures Series 12 Review (71007) by WhiteFang

Whitefang Lego Minifigures Series 12 Review

Lego is back with an all new release of their Collectible Minifigures theme. There are a total of sixteen unique Minifigs in the Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 12.
With a recent departure to do some spinoff (The Lego Movie, and The Simpsons) it is good to see Lego pick up where they left off. These new figures will be available in October, although if you are lucky you may find them in stores now. This new series is by far the most detailed, with a whole lot of fancy new sculpts and printing. The only bad news is that Lego has carried over the higher price point that was first used in The Simpsons, $3.99. This feels like the maximum price Lego can sell these for.

One new thing about this release is that every figure comes with a code to activate itself on Lego Minifigures Online.

Whitefang Lego Minifigures Series 12 Complete Set

A super detailed review of each figure has been posted by WhiteFang over on Eurobricks. These reviews have earned their reputation for greatness. You cannot find a better review anywhere. In each box of Series 12 you will find 3 complete sets of Minifigures. Lego seems to be doing a better job of choosing which ones are the most wanted. With the most common being: Video Game Guy (5), Space Miner (5), and Swashbuckler (5). The uncommon Minifigs are: Wizard (4), Battle Goddess (4), Dino Tracker (4), Pizza Delivery Guy (4), Rock Star (4), and Piggy Guy (4). Finally, the rare figures are: Hun Warrior (3), Fairytale Princess (3), Lifeguard (3), Prospector (3), Jester (3), Genie Girl (3), and Spooky Girl (3). The biggest surprise here is that the Princess is a rare figure, with the recent popularity of the Disney Princess Lego theme it doesn’t make sense.

Whitefang Lego Minifigures Series 12 Box Spread

The best thing about these figures is that everyone has a different favorite. As for me, I will spend my time looking for a Gamer (and maybe a Wizard).

Whitefang Lego Minifigures Series 12 Gamer

Go check out the full review of the new Lego Minifigures Series 12 (71007) over here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=99257

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Lego Ghostbusters Video Review (21108) by 1980s Something

1980sSomething's 21108 Lego Ghostbusters Video Review

Cade and Brent from 1980s Something have released a full video review for the new Lego Ghostbusters (21108) set. It is a 17+ minute review covering all of the tiny details. A favorite part is the time lapse build of the Ecto-1. This set looks incredibly detailed and surprisingly complicated. Lego Ghostbusters (21108) will be released in June with a $49.99 price tag. Make sure to watch the full review below:

Lego Ghostbusters Video Review (21108): http://youtu.be/FVJtHa5rYDs

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

The Lego House (4000010) Special Edition Review by CopMike

CopMike Review: The Lego House 4000010 Box

Lego has a super rare set out now called The Lego House (4000010) Special Edition. The set is designed to fit in with the Architecture theme, but is not officially a part of it. What makes this a Special Edition is that it is only sold in Billund, Denmark. Which is the upcoming location of The Lego House. The set is 250 pieces and sold for 149 DKK, which is currently about $27.50.

The Lego House is currently being built in Billund, which is where the Lego Group was founded in 1932. The building will be part museum, and part educational experience (and I’m sure part gift shop).

CopMike Review: The Lego House 4000010 Box Back

CopMike has recently gotten their hands on The Lego House, and posted a full review over on Eurobricks. The set comes with a perfect-bound soft-cover instruction manual, an exclusive (boring) Minifigure, and a bunch of white and trans-clear parts. In fact, two new 1×1 trans clear flat tiles. The final set is not the most exciting, but the limited availability and exclusive Minifig help make up for the design.

CopMike Review: The Lego House 4000010

Check out the full review of The Lego House (4000010) Special Edition by CopMike over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=94889

Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review (71005) by WhiteFang

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review

The newest Lego Minifigures Series is almost here. The Lego Simpsons Minifigures will be available for sale in May, at a price point of $3.99. All 16 Minifigs include unique head sculpts and in most cases new accessories. There is a whole lot of printed pieces in this series. Even though the Minifig heads are definitely Simpsons their bodies and parts mix and match pretty well with other themes. WhiteFang has just posted an early Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review over on Eurobricks.

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review 03

Each box of the Lego Simpsons will include at least 3 complete sets of Minifigures. The Simpsons family makes up the most common Minifigs, and the smaller characters are the rarest. There are 5 Homer Simpsons, 5 Marge Simpsons, 5 Bart Simpsons, 4 Lisa Simpsons, 4 Maggie Simpsons, 4 Krusty the Clowns, 4 Ned Flanders, 4 Itchys, and 4 Scratchys. The hard to find characters come in sets of 3, with Grandpa Simpson, Apu, Mr. Burns, Nelson, Clancy Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, and Milhouse. This is probably the best assortment. It favors the whole family, but doesn’t make any of the other character extremely rare. Luckily all of these Minifigs should be pretty easy to feel inside the packaging, as each character is unique.

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Lego spent a lot of time creating these new Minifigs and it shows. The attention to detail, and fan references in these Minifigs are all perfect. The one exception is that the fat characters (Homer, Wiggum, and Krusty) look a little bit weird with the default Lego body. It looks like everyone has been on some amazing diet. It would be interesting to see the stomach piece from the Hobbit theme be appropriated here. Still you can sign me up for a whole set. They will look great with the Simpsons House.

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review 02

Make sure to read the whole review of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures (71005), by WhiteFang, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=91646

Lego NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104) Reviewed with Designer Stephen Pakbaz

YCF LegoReviews: Curiosity Rover 21104

The new Lego CUUSOO set, NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover (21104), has recently been released and is extremely hard to find. Not only that, but reviews for the the Rover are also rare. Maybe it is because YCF Lego Reviews has pretty much posted the definitive video review. Not only do they have the set designer (and Curiosity engineer!), Stephen Pakbaz, assisting in the review, but this 18 minute video also features a Lego studio tour. The Lego Curiosity Rover is the smallest CUUSOO set yet. With 295 pieces and a price tag of $29.99. The little Rover features a unique 6 wheel rocker-bogie suspension, an articulated arm, and even a model nuclear power source. This thing is ready to explore Lego Mars.

YCF LegoReviews: Curiosity Rover 21104 Comparison

One of the most interesting aspects of this review is that they spend a great deal of time comparing the released Rover with the original proposed Rover. The most apparent change is the color of Mars (baseplate) and its rocks. Opting for a gray color because the dark orange is not in production. Good news is that there are many gray rocks on Mars, so it stays accurate. There are two other big changes. The articulated arm has been reinforced, to prevent accidental breaking. And, the suspension has been refined. Stephen Pakbaz compliments Lego with designing a more accurate and sturdy suspension in the released Rover.

YCF LegoReviews: Curiosity Rover 21104 Suspension

The video from YCF also features a pretty extensive tour of Stephen Pakbaz’s studio. Featuring other space themed models (Voyager, Juno…), Transformers, and even Samurai Jack’s villain: Aku. This is a great setup for a Lego room… wow.

http://youtu.be/63R25E4FigY

Check out the Mars Curiosity Rover over on Amazon: Curiosity Rover (21104)

The Lego Simpsons House Review (71006): Don’t Have a Cow, Man!

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Review (71006)

The Lego Simpsons House has been released and LegoGenre is here with a full review. Every photo can be clicked on to see a larger image, so if you want to find every stray dog hair, that is the way to do it.

Name: The Simpsons™ House
Number: 71006
Pieces: 2523
Minifigures: 6
Release: January/February 2014
Price: US: $199.99, CA: $229.99, DE: 199.99€, UK: £179.99, DK: 1,699.00, DKK: 1,699.00

Official Lego Description: 

Recreate hilarious scenes from the classic animated TV series with The Simpsons™ House. Taken right out of Springfield, this amazing model is crammed with tons of LEGO® brick detail. Lift off the roof and open up the house to discover Homer and Marge’s big family bedroom including bed and Maggie’s crib, Bart’s room with his skateboard and Krusty the Clown poster, Lisa’s room with her favorite books, jazz poster and more, and bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and mirror. Lift off the top floor to reveal the fully-fitted kitchen with dining table, chairs, yellow and light-blue tiled floor and lots of pots, pans and other accessories. Then it’s into the living room with couch and TV playing Itchy and Scratchy, purple piano and more. Next to the house is the detachable garage, complete with workbench, tool rack, vacuum cleaner, broom, toolbox, tools and the family car, complete with dent (because only in a LEGO world are dents a plus!), opening trunk and ‘radioactive’ bar from the nuclear power plant. Step outside onto the terrace and you’ll find loads of cool items, including a grill, wheelbarrow and air conditioning unit with ‘Property of Ned Flanders’ decoration, sausages, 2 garden loungers, flowerpots, a shovel, 2 fruit cocktail glasses, Lisa’s camera, Bart’s skateboard ramp with ‘El Barto’ graffiti and an antenna on the roof. The Simpsons™ House is the perfect collector’s item for fans of all ages. Includes 6 minifigures: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders
  • First floor includes yellow and light-blue tiled floor, sink, oven and stove, drawers, cups, pot, pan, bowl, mixer, plates, cake tins, cutlery, dining table and 4 chairs 
  • Living room features TV playing Itchy and Scratchy, couch, boat painting, telephone, carpet, purple piano and staircase to the second floor with family photos
  • Bart’s room features a bed, night lamp, desk with pin board, chair, Krusty the Clown poster, skateboard, shelves with books, radio and a cap
  • Marge and Homer’s bedroom features a bed, 2 side tables, Maggie’s crib and Marge’s bag
  • Lisa’s room features a vanity mirror with hairbrush, stool, bed, table with lamp and cup, shelves with books, magnifying glass, backpack and a jazz poster on the wall
  • Bathroom features a shower, toilet, sink and a mirror
  • Detachable garage features the family car, tools, workbench, tool rack, vacuum cleaner, toolbox and a broom
  • Family car with space for 4 minifigures features a dent in the front and an opening trunk to store Homer’s suitcase and a ‘radioactive’ bar from the nuclear power plant
  • Outside area includes a grill, wheelbarrow and air conditioning unit with ‘Property of Ned Flanders’ decoration, sausages, 2 garden loungers, flowerpots, a shovel, 2 fruit cocktail glasses, Lisa’s camera, Bart’s skateboard ramp with ‘El Barto’ graffiti and an antenna on the roof
  • Can you spot all the items Homer has “borrowed” from Ned Flanders?
  • Remove the roof and top floor to access the different rooms inside
  • House is hinged in the middle for easy access
  • The perfect set for fans of LEGO® brick building and The Simpsons™!
  • The Simpsons™ House measures over 9” (23cm) high, 16” (42cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep

No photo of the box here, it is so large that it wouldn’t fit onto the fancy blue background. The first photos revealed of the Simpsons House was the box. I guess it is just too hard to keep something that large a secret.

Inside you will find a whole lot of bags, numbered up to 7, three instruction manuals, and a sticker sheet. The Simpsons House actually has a combination of printed images and stickers. Most notably, a stereo system, Radioactive Man comic, and Lisa’s Homework are printed. Everything else is stickers. I decided to leave them off for now. Some of the Simpsons charm is missing without them…

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Instructions (71006)

Simpsons Minifigures!

The most controversial design in this set are the minifigures. Lego opted to use sculpted heads instead of the standard Lego head (kind of like the recent Toy Story line). The Simpsons have always had a tough time translating into 3D. These sculpts are extremely similar to the massively popular action figure line from a decade ago. Good news first, these minifigures are all made out of the normal Lego plastic. No squishy plastic here. The most difficult design decision here is the eyeball treatment. Only 2 of the minifigures have their eyes open. The other 4 have been sculpted with unique expressions. This works okay for Lisa Simpson, but for Marge, Bart and Homer Simpson the half open eyes make them look tired or high. Here is to hoping that open eye versions of them will be available in the future.

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The painted details are all extremely clean, with well defined lines and good color control. I would expect nothing less from Lego. When appropriate, the minifigures have back printing, and leg printing. Lisa features a cloth skirt, and has red pants on underneath. Marge features a cloth green apron, but interestingly is not wearing pants. Meaning that unless you have lime green pants, Marge will be keeping her apron on.

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A really interesting detail is that Lego is doing something new with their sculpts here. The small minifigure legs that Bart and Lisa have are made out of two tone plastic. There is no paint here, meaning that the color on their legs matches the rest of their body. This is an excellent solution to the color consistency problem Lego has with printing light colors on dark plastic. These look great. Also, Maggie Simpsons torso is a whole new sculpt. She comes out smaller then the other children, but the sculpt may not be that reusable. The trademark onesie is very specific to the show.

LegoGenre: Simpsons Minifigure Legs

The Simpsons Family Car

The Simpsons House (71006) comes with the famous pink family car. The car is six studs across and feels large (when compared to other Lego vehicles). When finished the scale is actually a bit on the small side when compared to the minifigures and house. It would be nice to have a 7 or 8 stud wide car, but the window shields only go up to 6. The final result is a good compromise. The car antenna and dent in the left side are all great details.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons CarLegoGenre: Simpsons Car 2

The Simpsons car doesn’t have a sun roof in the show, but one is present here. It is to make room for Marge’s famous beehive hairstyle. Lego would have to re-sculpt Marge’s hair to fit in the car, which they understandably didn’t. This is another good compromise that works well.

All five of the Simpsons can fit in the car. It is an extremely tight fit, but they do fit!

LegoGenre: Simpsons Family Car

Lego Simpsons House Review!

After many hours the Simpsons House is complete, and the first impression is that this thing is huge. The volume of the house is larger then you would imagine. The final result is wider then the modular buildings and about 2/3 of the height. There a whole lot of pieces here.

A general note about he design of the house. This successfully captures the spirit of the Simpsons House from the television show. It is amazing. But, note that the floor plan does not match up with that from the show. It is missing the dinning room, living room, Maggie’s room, a bathroom or two, and the rumpus room. The accuracy of this set does suffer because of the floor plan, but the final product is better for these changes. If Lego were to offer an accurate Simpsons House, they would probably have to be double the size and double the price of this set.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Review Floorplan (71006)

The garage is completely detachable. This is done with the help of 4 pegs, just like in the modular homes. No worries on sturdiness, these connect the garage extremely well. Maybe too well, because it takes a lot of work to pull them apart. The roof is also detachable in two pieces and the beautiful orange garage door opens. The family car fits in the garage with room to spare.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Garage

Lego didn’t just create a beige box for the garage. They fully furnished it with a work bench, and tool rack. The bin full of Lego tools is awesome. A broom and shovel are included too. Believe it or not the tool box does not open. Lego cheated a little bit here and used some of the large panel Lego pieces to fill up space. This cuts down on the total piece count, and Lego only did this in the garage. Easy enough to replace if you have extra beige bricks.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons Garage Details

The Lego Simpsons House opens up with a pull on the swamp cooler, and can be opened up even when the garage is attached. The roof pulls off in three easy pieces. This means that every nook and cranny is easy to access and adult hands should have no trouble getting into the house.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Opened (71006)

The Simpsons own a two story home, with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and family room. The floor plan looks great and actually works, no weird dead ends or half rooms here. Bart’s room is also removable, granting easy access to the trademark Simpsons couch. The other second story rooms are not modular, meaning that the rooms on the fist floor are a little bit more difficult to get into. Lego kept these rooms pretty shallow so most people will have no problems with this design.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Left Side (71006)LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Right Side (71006)

The family room is the first room when entering from the front door. It contains the couch, an old TV, orange rug, stair case, Piano and a bay window. The whole family does not fit on the couch (as they do on the show) but a bit of creativity can get them close enough. Even though there is a lot of beige the interior is extremely colorful. Just look at that awesome staircase and telephone.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Family Room Couch

There a lot of beautiful details, such as the teal telephone, and the purple piano. This may be the best Lego piano. The master bedroom contains a big bed, and Maggies baby crib. While Lisa’s room contains a small bed, bookcase, and dresser. A magnifying glass is included in Lisa’s room, perfect for her science experiments.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House TelephoneLegoGenre: The Simpsons House Piano
LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Master BedroomLegoGenre: Lisa's Room

Bart’s bedroom is the picture perfect room in the set. It contains a lot of details and actually feels a little bit claustrophobic. Bart’s red hat is here (doesn’t fit on his head), a stereo, bookcase, desk, Radioactive Man comic, a small bed, and a lamp (made out a sausage!). The white Lego brick should be a poster of Krusty the Clown, but stickers and me don’t go together so well.

LegoGenre: Bart Simpsons Room

The kitchen is actually split into two parts when opening the house. The back features a stove, sink, and cabinet. A back door and a set of corner windows bring in a lot of light. The floor is beautiful, and the whole package manages to capture the spirit of the kitchen well. Interestingly, there is no refrigerator.

LegoGenre: Simpsons Kitchen

The other half of the kitchen contains more cabinets, a round table, four chairs, and a bay window. The table is really cramped, and if all 4 (no chair for Maggie) of the Simpsons were sitting down it may not fit.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Kitchen

Finally Lego has built their best bathroom. These are becoming more common in Lego sets, and the one here is fully furnished. With a toilet, sink, and shower. The design of the toilet is great, and even comes with toilet paper! The shower features a glass door/wall and has an ingenious shower head, made up from a few clips and a pistol. Homer Simpson will be happy to spend many hours here.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Bathroom

The backside of the Lego Simpsons House has a small porch and is a great place for Homer to grill up some sausages on Ned Flanders BBQ. Another interesting detail is the way Lego decided to design the removable roofs. They are held in place with these white half domes which works surprisingly well. They don’t look so great from underneath, but they will almost never been seen from this angle.

LegoGenre: The Simpsons Rear HouseLegoGenre: The Simpsons House Roof (71006)

Finally the Simpsons House comes with a plethora of miscellaneous part. Including a skateboard ramp, BBQ, mail box, wheel barrow, a camera and tripod, vacuum cleaner, two potted flowers, two lawn chairs, two Long Island Iced Teas, and the famous Inanimate Carbon Rod. There is also a handful of small extra pieces, and a whole lot of kitchen furnishings (Lego friends style).

LegoGenre: The Simpsons House Misc (71006)

Final Thoughts

  • Design: 10/10 — The Simpsons House is surprisingly accurate for a Lego set, and offers a colorful explosion inside its beige exterior. This is one of the best Lego houses every released.
  • Build: 10/10 — From the box, it looks like the build could be very boring. But, Lego added a lot of variety, especially on the interior. There is even some clever SNOT style building.
  • Minifigures: 8/10 — The weak point for this set. The sculpts are not as bad as they appear in images, but the unique expressions are not so useful and can be unexpectedly funny.
  • Playablility: 10/10 — A fully finished house, a full Lego car, and a modular design means that there is a lot of fun here. Surprisingly, no flick firing missiles!
  • Price: 10/10 — 2523 pieces and 6 minifigures. A good price for a licensed set.
  • Overall: 9/10 — The best Lego suburban style house ever released. Too bad about those minifigures… but, they do look good in certain situations.

The Lego Simpsons House (71006) is a huge set, with many fun details. The beige box design of the house is not repetitive, and the fully finished interior is top notch. It is just a bummer that Lego included minifigures with such unique expressions. This limits their use and if they were a more neutral design they would be much more well received. If you can accept these minifigures then this is a great set. If you are in the market for beige bricks, or some of the new colors, then this is a great set to part out.

Check out all the other coverage on the Lego Simpsons theme here: http://legogenre.com/tag/simpsons/

Official Lego Link: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/The-Simpsons-House-71006?fromListing=listing

Lego The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Lake-town Chase (79013) Reviewed by the Brothers Brick

Brothers Brick's Lego The Hobbit Lake Town Chase 79013 Review

The newest wave of the Lego The Hobbit sets are now available. The Brothers Brick have a great review of the star set, Lake-town Chase (79013). This set has 470 pieces, 5 minifigures, and can be found at $49.99. Lake-town Chase features two buildings, and a long boat. Interestingly, the long boat is made out of two smaller row boats. With a mast, and two shields hiding the seems. A nice barrel is included that helps tie this in with the previous Barrel Escape (79004) set. You can never have enough Lego Barrels.

These Lego Hobbit sets have proven to be slight spoilers for the films. Here it looks like there is some action scene and/or jail escape in the Lake-town portion. Which seems exciting, even though nothing like this happens in the books.

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The weakest part of Lake-town Chase is the minifigure selection. By now most collectors will have a Bilbo, and maybe a Thorin. The last thing we need in a new set is a Bilbo and/or Gandalf unless they contain new prints/designs. It would have been great if one or two of these minifigures could have been town guards. What funny hats.

Brothers Brick's Lego The Hobbit Lake-town Chase 79013 Review Minifigures

Make sure to read the whole review for the Lego The Hobbit, Desolation of Smaug, Lake-town Chase (79013) over on Brothers Brick: http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/11/25/the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug-79013-lake-town-chase-review/

Lake-town Chase is also available on Amazon here: Amazon.

HispaBrick 018 – Kaneda’s Bike, Miniland Building, Mindstorms & More!

Hispabrick 018 Lego Magazine

It’s time for another issue of HispaBrick. Issue 018 is available for download now. This is easily one of the best Lego Magazines out there. Even better, it is free. There is no excuse for not checking it out.

HispaBrick 018 features some great articles about, Kaneda’s Bike (Akira), Miniland Figure Building, Mindstorms, Legostar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Technic, and LDD. Plus many reviews and interviews. The 101 page magazine keeps getting better.

Hispabrick 018 Lego Magazine Pages

Download the English version here: http://www.hispabrickmagazine.com/en/content/english-hispabrick-magazine-018

The Spanish (Español) version here: http://www.hispabrickmagazine.com/content/hispabrick-magazine-018-0

Lego Minifigures (71004) The Lego Movie Series Reviewed by WhiteFang

WhiteFang's Lego Minifigures, The Lego Movie Series Box

The new Lego Minifigures (71004) The Lego Movie Series is about to hit store shelves. WhiteFang has done a full detailed photo review over on Eurobricks. This new series is a slight departure from the normal Lego Collectible Minifigures. This is the first series to focus on one theme. Here it is the upcoming Lego Movie. It has been assumed that this would be Series 12 of these Minifigs, but there is no mention of a series number anywhere on the packaging. Instead Lego has made slight design changes to call it “The Lego Movie.” WhiteFang notes that we won’t be able to get a definitive answer on the nomenclature until the either Series 12 or Series 13 shows up. And, who knows where the upcoming Simpsons Minifigures will fit in.

WhiteFang's Lego Minifigures, The Lego Movie Series

The Lego Movie Series contains a whole lot of personality. The Lego heads (faces) are all new, with a wide variety of happy and angry expressions. Combined with some of the new hair pieces means that this set will blend in well with other Lego minifigures. It looks like Emmet, President Business, Scribble-Face Bad Cop, and the Panda Guy are the common minifies this time around. With Calamity Drone, Mrs. Scratchen-Post, William Shakespeare, Gail the Construction Worker, Velma Staplebot, and Marsha the Queen of the Mermaids being the rare figures.

This series contains 16 minifigures: Calamity Drone, Gail the Construction Worker, Abraham Lincoln, Larry the Barista, Panda Guy, Velma Staplebot, William Shakespeare, Taco Tuesday Guy, “Where are my pants?” Guy, Wiley Fusebot, President Buisness, Wild West Wyldstyle, Hard Had Emmet, Scribbe-Face Bad Cop, Mrs. Scratchen-Post, and Marsha the Queen of the Mermaids.

WhiteFang's Lego Minifigures, The Lego Movie Series Review

Check out the whole review of the Lego Minifigures, The Lego Movie Series, written by WhiteFang, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88428