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.
As usual these are sold in a “Pay What You Want” system that starts at only $1. Check it out here: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/lego-book-bundle
Game of Thrones is back on TV and that means a whole lot of intrigue and trickery is afoot. Legoagogo has taken his fandom of Game of Thrones and Lego to create a whole series of photos and vignettes. So far they have created Minifigures for the Hound, Arya Stark, Brienne, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Stannis, Davos, Melisandre, Theon Greyjoy, Ramsay Bolton, Jon Snow, Ygritte, Hodor, and Bran Stark. This small selection of the possible characters just happens to represent some of Legoagogo’s favorites.
The little vignettes have all been photographed extremely well. They are all instantly recognizable. Check out Ramsay Bolton getting ready to eat some Lego sausage.
And, if you happened to catch the most recent episode then this scene (or something similar) will be fresh in your mind. That Red Witch sure knows how to build a fire.
Flickr user Legoagogo has created a whole series of Lego Game of Thrones photos, you can find them over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legoagogo/14467190950/
Just in time for the season premiere of Game of Thrones, Guy Himber, has created King Joffrey, Long May He Reign. This television shows most infamous villain is looking appropriately evil. Some of these Lego pieces have been put to novel use. Check out the Minifigure arms, used for fingers. And, it even looks like the One Ring is adorning the top of the crown. Even in Lego you still want to slap Joffrey across his smug face.
Check out this Lego Game of Thrones MOC: King Joffrey, Long May He Reign over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32482342@N05/16499968794/
The Architecture: The Visual Guide book is only $20 (50% off) over on Amazon. This has to be one of the classist books about Lego out there. It features 232 pages of detailed information and photographs of the Lego Architecture theme. It covers all of the recent releases: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, The White House, Farnsworth House, Rockefeller Center, Robie House, Brandenburg Gate, Sydney Opera House, Big Ben, Villa Savoye, Sungnyemun, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Imperial Hotel, United Nations Headquarters, The Eiffel Tower, Trevi Fountain, John Hancock Center, Willis Tower, Empire State Building, Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa, and the Marina Bay Sands.
This book is perfect for architects, architecture fans, George Costanza, and coffee tables.
“Created in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Architecture visionary, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series. Beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team’s creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists translated such iconic buildings into these buildable LEGO sets. Stunning images and in-depth exploration of the real buildings like the Guggenheim™ or the Empire State Building, on which the LEGO Architecture series is based, provide you with a comprehensive look at the creation of these intricate sets. Learn why the LEGO team chose certain pieces and what particular challenges they faced. Read about the inspiration behind the creative processes and what designing and building techniques were used on various sets. Featuring profiles of the LEGO artists and builders who created the series and packaged in a sleek protective slipcase, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide is the ultimate illustrated tour of the LEGO Architecture series in all its micro-scale detail.”
The LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide over on Amazon: here.
Humble Bundle recently revealed their newest books bundle. This time featuring a whole bunch of kids friendly “brainiac” books. There are currently 13 books offered, and in a few days their will be a few more added. As of right now there are 5 Lego themed books in this deal. Including Steampunk Lego, which might just be one of the most beautiful books on Lego released. Best of all the whole thing is “pay what you want.” You have until the 16th to make up your mind.
This bundle comes to you from No Starch Press, publishers of the finest in geek entertainment. Since 1994, they have published books on topics like LEGO, hacking, science, math, and programming for all ages.”
The Humble Brainiac Book Bundle is over here: https://www.humblebundle.com/books
Everyone would want a Time Machine. Imagine what you could do with one. Carl Merriam built his own, which is inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel titled The Time Machine. The novel was first published back in 1895, an important note as at the time the wooden and brass styling was considered futuristic. Now this style is more often associated with Steam Punk, which that is based on old science fiction novels. The red, brown and gold colors here work extremely well, and the blue highlights pop out in a good way. Lego sure has come a long way, something like this would have been impossible to build 10 years ago. As color and part choice was completely different a decade ago. You would have needed a Time Machine in order to build this. Just watch out for Morlocks.
Check out The Time Machine over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39069854@N07/16249047330/
Some people out there think that 3 films is 2 films too many for the Hobbit. Well this video is for them. The Hobbit in 72 Seconds is the creation of the Brotherhood Workshop. As they helpfully point out, this is only 33,000ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson’s version. They manage to fit in all of the major scenes, from the Unexpected Gathering to the Battle of Five Armies. It should be pointed out that there are massive spoilers here. This extremely well made video features special effect, brick built scenes, and full voice overs. Not only that but they managed to throw in a little something special at the end. Check it out!
The Hobbit shortened to 72 seconds: http://youtu.be/xqsAzTS6KDg
Videos from the Brotherhood Workshop have been covered on LegoGenre before, check those out here: http://legogenre.com/?s=brotherhood&submit=Search
If there is one The Lord of the Rings set that everyone is waiting for an official release it is Minas Tirith. The problem is that almost any set that Lego designs will disappoint LOTR fans in some way. It will be either, too small and toy like, or small and expensive. A minifigure scale version of Minas Tirith is just not feasible. With this in mind, Flickr user, lisqr proposes a Lego Minas Tirith in micro scale. Even in the tiny scale this is a huge MOC at 65 studs across and 35 bricks tall. The gleaming white walls look ready to withstand any invasion. All the major details of Minas Tirith are here, the 7 ringed levels, the Citadel, the Tower of Ecthelion, and the White Tree.
A Lego CUUSOO page has been created for this project. As lisqr says: “Minas Tirith, the greatest fortress in Middle Earth, deserves to be immortalized in Lego bricks. The Lord of the Rings theme feels incomplete without it.” Check it out here: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/58380
Check out this Lego Minas Tirith over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43699326@N00/12494022694/