Experiment 626, more commonly known as Stitch has been let loose. By far one of the cutest laboratory experiments, even though he was designed to destroy populated areas. Stitch has been officially classified extremely dangerous. The good news is that he met Lilo in Hawaii, where a series of adventures taught him to ignore all his programming. Resulting in Stitch becoming one of the most enduring characters. This Lego Stitch MOC is created by Legohaulic. Who has spent months carefully refining this design. The figure is just about 7 inches tall, and has 13 points of articulation. Meaning that Stitch can be posed doing almost anything you can image. He also has a collection of costumes, from Halloween to Experiment 626 (where he grows 2 more arms, and antennae).
Lego Stitch is up on Lego Ideas, so make sure to vote for it if you want Lego to make this into an official set.
Check out Lego Stitch, by Legohaulic, on Lego Ideas here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/156797
Just finished watching Frozen for the millionth time and you need more? Are the Lego mini-doll figures are just not enough? Then your only option is to build your own. Which is what YOS Lego has done with their Lego Anna & Elsa (Frozen) figures. These figures have a little bit of movement to them, you can turn their heads and hands. They also feature removable arms so that you can give them different poses. Not only that but Elsa has a whole giant ice “snake” as an accessory. The details are great, just check out the hair (which is way more complicated then it looks), and check out the details on Anna’s dress.
If you want Lego to know you want more Frozen stuff you can vote for project over on Lego Ideas. These Anna & Elsa figures have their own Ideas page here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/165550
You can find more Frozen Lego stuff here: http://legogenre.com/tag/frozen/
All of the Lego Friends and Lego Disney Princess figures need a place to stay. Especially if they need to fend off a horde of baddies. This glimmering white castle is the creation of Hrczs1. It features a keep and two towers, making an amazingly compact castle. There is very little room to spare. While the overall design is compact it is tall. Creating a kind of forced perspective trick that creates the illusion of size. The design is highlighted with purple, pink, teal, and gold trim. The most charming detail is the balcony attached to the central keep/tower. It looks like something out of Sleeping Beauty. A nice detail is that Cinderella’s Carriage fits perfectly inside of the gate. See if you can spot some of the other hidden details.
This Regal Lego Friends Princess Castle is the creation of Hrczs1, and can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69565805@N02/18649598154/
The Disney Cinderella Castle is one of the most famous castles in popular culture, but for some reason there are not that many Lego MOCs based on it. Maybe that is because the castle itself is really hard to pin down (see here). It is also a massive building, so anyone attempting to replicate it in Lego has to have access to a lot of pieces. Unless you try a microscope version. There is now a definitive version of the Disney Cinderella Castle in Lego. Created by Reddit user LegoCastle. It contains well over 50,000 pieces, and hundreds of hours went into the construction. Interestingly, the project cost around $4,500 to finish. It is not everyday that the cost of a project like this is revealed. Lego is expensive.
The clean design, attention to detail, and scale have all attributed to its massive appeal. This is one beautiful Lego Castle. Make sure to check out all the details, such as the stained glass windows, the use of technic pins for detailing, and the clock above the main gate. Every time you look at something like this a new detail stand out.
This Lego Cinderella Castle, by LegoCastle, can be found over on Reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/3b2ek4/lego_cinderella_castle_new_professional_pictures/
And, a full Imgur album for this Lego Castle can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/HFoup
Check out this Lego Joy from the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. This Lego MOC is based on the official Joy Poster, and it is pretty accurate, maybe a little less sparkly then the movie version of Joy. The details that really stand out are the blue hair, and the shoulders. Plus there is a creative letter “O” there too. This Lego poster is created by Miro Dudas, who happened to be be inspired by the recent “Angry” Lego figure. Maybe, we will actually get all of the feelings represented in Lego soon. If you spot any more, let us know!
This Lego Joy from Inside Out can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/miro78/19116524952/
In the past few years Lego has been adding new pieces/molds to their collection that really help create more expressive and smooth builds. A good example is this Anger, from Disney/Pixar’s recent film Inside Out. You just wouldn’t be able to build this ten years ago. This Lego figure is spot on, and the creator Angus MacLane, has set a high bar for any more Inside Out Lego MOCs. The SNOT style building is faultless. Check out those awesome teeth, and spot on tie. It’s hard to be Angry around this guy.
“This model took me a while to get right, but it was a lot of fun to build. The arm angle and scale were particularly tricky.
The general reaction to this MOC has been, “Neat! Where are the other emotions?” I’m fairly positive that my green, light yellow, lavender, and medium blue collection is not sufficient to do so. So I’ll let that be a building challenge for the rest of you.”
See Lego Anger from Inside Out here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27826007@N05/19071648551
Lego has been making Disney related stuff for a while now. Toy Story, Princesses, Star Wars, Marvel Super Heroes, etc. But, they have never made anything with Disney’s iconic animated mascots. No Mickey Mouse, no Donald Duck, no Goofy. That might change in the future, but for now Lego and Disney fans must create their own. This Lego Mickey Mouse figure is the creation of Alanboar, who built Mickey for his son. It features a very animated pose, and is amazingly expressive for a brick built figure. The massive feet, and the mouse tail are some of the highlights. This MOC is spot on. Just check out the silhouette of Mickey Mouse. The round design of Mickey has been preserved well, especially considering the use of basic bricks here.
This Lego Mickey Mouse, created by Alanboar, and be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanboar/18924234275/
The upcoming Lego Wall-E set has been leaked. It looks like a retailer uploaded some official artwork to their web store a little bit early, allowing us a sneak peak. The Lego Ideas #012, Wall-E (21303) will be released this summer, with a price point around $40-50. No one is sure yet on the final pricing, other then the Smyths Website is selling it for €57.99, which is most certainly marked up. Also according to the product listing this little robot will feature:
- Flexible head and hands can open/close
- Rotating wheels with tracks
- Opening torso compartment
This little robot also comes with a small plant, and a mini version of the roach named Hal. Interestingly, instead of the fancy black boxes the Lego Ideas theme usually come packaged in, this one has a beautifully yellow design. Keep an eye out for more details, usually when a leak like this happens Lego is quick to officially release more information.
These early pictures are thanks to Smyth Toys: http://www.smythstoys.com/ie/en-ie/toys/c-766/lego-bricks/p-13795/lego-wall-e-21303/
Lego has the ability to make and sell Disney Frozen themed sets, and yet they only have one release so far. It seems that anything with the Frozen logo is instantly popular, and sells out in no time. This theme is a license to print money. The first Lego set is called Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle (41062), it is $39.99 and has 292 pieces. There are also three exclusive figures: Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. The piece to part ratio is extremely high, making this one of the more expensive sets for what you get. So is the Frozen Castle worth it? Check out the full review, by mostlytechnic, over on Eurobricks: here.
The full set is actually a bit different then what you would expect. The design of the castle does not reflect what is in the film, and is a weird white and transparent blue. This is more of a Frozen mountain then a castle. But, for most people that won’t matter, because the figures are what they want. And, Lego really went all out. The resemblance to their movie counterpart is extremely close for Lego figures. Elsa and Anna look good in Lego. Olaf looks good, but is not as special.
Make sure to read the full review (lots of big photos, details, and thoughts), by mostlytechnic, over on Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=104378
Lego has had a massive hit with their Lego Friends theme. They quickly expanded it to include a new Disney Princess theme, and an upcoming Elves theme. The first wave of Disney Princess is currently on shelves, and a second new wave will be released in 2015. This release will include the super popular films Frozen and Aladdin. These new sets will more then likely sell out quickly.
Lego Disney Princess, Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle (41062) is based off of the Ice Castle in Frozen and will include Elsa and Anna. There is even a Lego Olaf.
Lego Disney Princess, Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroom (41060) is the smallest set and features the famous spinning wheel.
Lego Disney Princess, Jasmine’s Exotic Palace (41061) is a small set that features Aladdin’s Jasmine and the cutest Rajah. The Gennie’s lamp is also hiding out.
Lego Disney Princess, Ariel’s Undersea Palace (41063) is the big set for the theme. Featuring Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder from the Little Mermaid.
Usually these Lego Friends, and Lego Princess sets can be found on the “girls” isle at stores. Although some places (like Target) have been placing these with the rest of their Lego sets. Hopefully more stores will do this, as it makes finding these sets a whole lot easier.
Thanks to just2good and The Brick Fan for some of this early information.