Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Cost & Set Comparison

A Side Of Ham's Lego Set Comparison 2015

Lego recently revealed the massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) will be almost 3,000 pieces, with a $349.00 price tag. It can be really difficult to imagine the size of the larger Lego sets, and the box artwork doesn’t help. Chris McVeigh (Powerpig), of A Side of Ham, has created a really nifty comparison between the Helicarrier and some of the other large Lego releases. So in the end, it looks like the Helicarrier = 3 Modulars wide. Whoa.

Check out the full size set comparison chart over on A Side of Ham: http://powerpig.tumblr.com/post/109770763981/the-reveal-of-legos-76042-the-shield-helicarrier

A Lego Star Wars Posable AT-ST

hobocamp's Lego Star Wars Posable AT-ST

Lego has made at least two versions of the Star Wars AT-ST and each has their own unique problems. The AT-ST (7657) is a Minifigure scale walker that is just plain ugly. Lego has also released an Ultimate Collector’s Imperial AT-ST (10174) which looks great but is much larger then previous AT-ST. It is way too large to display with Lego Minifigures. There is a great demand to have an accurate representation of the AT-ST that is appropriately sized to the Star Wars Minifigs. Over on Lego Ideas, user hobocamp has proposed a project for a fully posable AT-ST. The walker has a surprisingly large range of motion, thanks to its ball jointed legs, and is sturdy enough to stand on its own.

hobocamp's Lego Star Wars AT-ST Minifigures

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You can vote for the Lego Star Wars Posable AT-ST over on Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/84533

Lego Star Wars And Lego Friends Crossover, Hothlake City

TylerSky and FrancesSky's Lego Friends Crossover, Star Wars Hothlake City

Hothlake City is a Lego Star Wars and Lego Friends crossover. Created by Tyler Sky and Frances Sky. It just so happens that this is not their only Lego Friends and Star Wars themed MOC; they also created the AT-AT Cleaning Station. The idea is to create something that appeals to both boys and girls, without being boring or dumbed down. The end result is a smashing success, as they have won the “Medium Planetary Structure” award at BrickCon 2014. The AT-AT is based on the official Lego AT-AT (75054) but has received an extensive paint job. These new Lego Friends mash-ups are very popular.

TylerSky's Lego Friends Crossover, Star Wars AT-AT

“After the Galactic Civil War, Stephanie & Andrea picked up this Army surplus AT-AT for dirt cheap, then retro-fitted it for use as Heartlake City’s latest Pet Taxi service.” — Tyler Sky

TylerSky's Lego Friends, Star Wars Speeder

Check out Hothlake City, created by Tyler Sky and Frances Sky over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylersky/15466823415/

And, a lot more Lego Friends displays, News, and MOCs can be found here: http://legogenre.com/category/friends-2/

Lego Friends Working At A Star Wars AT-AT Cleaning Station

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Station

It was only a matter of time before we started to see Lego Friends and Lego Star Wars crossovers. Both of these contrasting themes go together much better then one would think. In fact most of the Lego Friends crossovers seem to go over well. Check out the Lovely Hotel, or the Paradisa Viper. The AT-AT Cleaning Station is the work of Tyler Sky. It is a huge display, and instantly grabs your attention. Everything you would expect is here, Tauntauns, a Snowspeeder, an AT-AT, Emma, Andrea, and even a defense turret. The only thing not present is snow.

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Station

“Meanwhile just outside the limits of Hothlake city, a repurposed AT-AT (now used as a pet taxi service) is getting a much needed weekly cleaning.

Keeping this mechanical marvel in top condition is no small feat, requiring the assistance of many helpers including a pair of drones, a couple of Tauntauns, and many friends. A repurposed turret installation helps to get water up to those hard to reach spots!

Emma and Andrea came along to help out after a long day of courier deliveries made with their new Land speeder. Landings are still a bit rough but she’ll get the hang of it soon enough!” — Tyler Sky

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Wash

This AT-AT Cleaning Station recently made an appearance in a display window at the Vancouver Lego Store (November 2014). If you are quick enough, maybe you can see it too. Tyler Sky works on a lot of Lego Friends themed stuff, so keep an eye out for more featured displays.

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Bridge

This Lego Star Wars, and Lego Friends themed AT-AT Cleaning Station (by Tyler Sky) can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylersky/15681677272/

And, a lot more Lego Friends displays, News, and MOCs can be found here: http://legogenre.com/category/friends-2/

A Bad Day for Admiral Piett

Cpt Brick's Lego Star Wars, A Bad Day For Admiral Piett

“Interrupting Lord Vader in his meditation chamber, Admiral Piett quickly found himself at the top of the imperial execution list.”

Who knows what Darth Vader gets up too in his meditation chamber. Whatever it is, you do not want to be the officer who interrupts his private time. Cpt. Brick imagines Darth Vader clowning around in his spare time. This Lego Star Wars MOC, titled A Bad Day for Admiral Piett, is a great example of the humor found in Lego.

Check out A Bad Day for Admiral Piett over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cptbrick/15005338104/

The Slave I, A Massive New Lego Star Wars Ship Revealed (75060)

Lego Star Wars Slave I, 75060 Box

Recently at BrickCon, Lego revealed its newest entry into the Lego Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) will be the iconic Slave I (75060). This new set will feature 1,996 pieces and will retail for around $199.99. This is the set that almost every Star Wars fan has always wanted. It will include a Boba Fett, Han Solo (and Carbonite version), Bespin guard, and Stormtooper Minifigures.

Lego Star Wars Slave I, 75060 Profile

Best of all the scale of this ship feels right, the set doesn’t feel too large or too small. It is officially in the Minifigure scale. The photos can be a little misleading, but this is a huge spaceship. Easily the size of a small dog, or baby.

Lego Star Wars Slave I, 75060 Minifigures

The Slave I is a modded Firespray-31 class attack craft, famously used by Boba Fett, and Jango Fett. The design of the model is a good compromise of the SNOT style and more typical Lego style. Most of the exposed studs act as a sort of texture, giving the Slave I a well used appearance. This is certainly not a brand new star fighter.

Lego Star Wars Slave 1, 75060 Ship

Lego designed the model to work in both configurations, the vertical and horizontal positions. The wings and cockpit can both rotate to fit whatever position Boba Fett is flying. Which is a really sleek feature for this set.

Lego Star Wars Slave I, 75060 Minifigures

The version of Boba Fett is exclusive to this UCS, as is the Bespin Guard. Also included is Han Solo, a Carbonite version of Han Solo, and a standard Storm Trooper.

Lego Star Wars Slave 1, 75060 Boba Fett

“75060 Slave I™

Ages 14+. 1,996 pieces.
US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1699.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Lift off for bounty-hunting adventures in the Slave I!

Search the galaxy for fugitives with Boba Fett and his Slave I with rotating cockpit and wings, dual shooters and a display stand.

Track down fugitives with legendary bounty hunter, Boba Fett aboard the powerful Slave I! This exclusive LEGO® Star Wars model features a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, plus dual shooters and hidden blasters to repel attackers. Reenact the capture of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and take off from Bespin with the carbonite-imprisoned Rebel hero in the cargo hold. Attach the stand to display this iconic ship in characteristic upright flight. Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and Han Solo.

Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtrooper and Han Solo
Also includes Han Solo in carbonite!
Features a rotating cockpit and wings, opening side hatches with hidden guns and missiles, 2 rotating dual shooters, cargo hold and a display stand with data sheet
Weapons include special blaster pistol for Boba Fett, blaster pistol for Bespin Guard and a blaster rifle for the Stormtrooper
Boba Fett and Bespin Guard minifigures are unique to this set
Rotate the cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode
Place carbonite-imprisoned Han Solo in the cargo hold
Open the side hatches to unleash missiles from the hidden guns
Showcase the huge Slave I in upright flight on the display stand
Recreate classic scenes from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Measures over 7” (20cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 14” (37cm) wide in landing mode
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning January 2015”

Make sure to check out the Slave I Design Video too!

The Awesome Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II, by Jerac

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Space

The Star Destroyer is one of the most iconic and cool spaceships ever designed. Almost every kid from the last 30 years has wanted their own. Most of them are disappointing in some way, either being way too small, or not detailed enough. So, Jerac decided to built his own Lego Star Destroyer. And, this one is not a disappointment. This Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II is one of the most impressive and large Lego Star Wars spaceships ever built. The clean lines and perfect design come together in a model that could be a stand-in for the films.

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Rear

This Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II is nicknamed the Chimaera. It weights about 110 pounds and contains over 42,000 Lego bricks. It is 252 studs long which is about 6.6 feet, or 202 cm. This ship is massive and Jerac estimates that it cost over $5,000 in parts. The whole project took over 6 months to design and build.

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Chimaera EnginesJerac's Lego Star Wars Chimaera Bridge

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Display

You can go see the Chimaera for yourself in Swarzewo, where it is on display. There are plans in the future to add lighting to the ship, which would make it even more impressive.

Jerac's Lego Star Wars Star Destroyer Info

Check out more photos of this Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer Mark II over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerac/

Lego Gardening: Beautifully Themed Lego Flower Pots

Jin Kai Soo's The Lord Of The Rings Lego Flower Pot

Sometimes you want to build Lego. Sometimes you want to plant a garden. Sometimes you want to do both, at the same time. Jin Kai Soo has created a mini series of Lego flower pots. Built around popular themed sets. The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and the Simpsons make up the first round of pots. These vignettes have captured some of the most iconic scenes in Lego form, and then integrated living plants. The end result is amazingly beautiful.

Jin Kai Soo's Lego Star Wars Flower Pot

The little details really stand out. The choice of plants in each plot is spot on. The knobby roots for the little Hobbits to hide behind. The mossy and lush plants recreating the Forest Moon of Endor. And, the tiny and in scale plants outside the dinner from the Simpsons movie. The other details are great too. The skeleton Stormtrooper and the hungry crocodile fit in perfectly.

Jin Kai Soo's The Simpsons Lego Flower Pot

These Lego flower pots have been proposed as a project over on Lego Ideas. Go check them out, and vote for them. Other ideas have been proposed, such as Life of Pi, and Jack and the Beanstalk. You can find more photos featuring construction and water flow allowences.

The Lord of the Rings: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/60805

Star Wars: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/62311

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/killarkai/14141199580/