The World Needs Heroes – A Lego Overwatch Collection

shm03337 Lego Overwatch Project

The super popular video game Overwatch has at least 23 characters, and that number is growing. With the newest being Sombra. Many people have been building Lego Overwatch MOCs based on these characters for a while now. Lego builder shm03337 has been creating a whole collection of Overwatch heroes. They have currently built nine, which seems like a lot but is not even half of them. This is a huge project.

The group consists of Lego versions of D.Va, Bastion, Torbjorn, Soldier 76, Mercy, Reaper, Pharah, Reinhardt, and Genji. The D.Va stands out for just how much work went into it. Not only did shm03337 build the character but they also built her mech suit. D.Va can also fit inside the suit, with some “slight” modifications to the Lego figure (removing legs). Then there is Bastion who has his Lego bird, Torbjorn with his awesome beard, Mercy’s wingspan, and Reinhardt’s huge hammer. There are so many characters, so if you do not see your favorite it might be added at a later time.

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Begin Your Watch With These Videos

There is also a good 6 minute video that shows off all the little details for these Lego Overwatch characters. This was put together after the first 7 heroes where built, so a few of the newer ones are missing. It is a must watch video, especially to see how they all work.

There are also a lot of videos documenting each Lego MOC hero. You can find the D.Va video embedded below. It covers the design, and features of the build. And even shows how D.Va fits inside the mech. Check out their YouTube channel for all the videos.

Fight For The Future With Lego Overwatch

You can read a lot more (in Korean) about these Overwatch Lego figures, created by shm03337, over here: http://blog.naver.com/

Also stay tuned to the Overwatch section on LegoGenre here, you might even find Tracer: http://legogenre.com/?s=overwatch

“The greatest Lego hero ever!” – The Lego Newspaper

The Lego Newspaper, The Greatest Lego Hero Ever

Have you ever tried to read the text on the current Lego Newspaper (4655208)? It is almost illegible but if you squint, you can maybe make out 90% of it. Reddit user PeterM76 wrote to Lego and got an official response, revealing the full text. Check it out:

“The greatest LEGO hero ever!

The LEGO news interviewed the hero after helping the old man. It was a quiet afternoon in the LEGO City. The minifigure hero walked through the streets and heard the old man shouting for help. Like every other minifigure the old man tried to protect the world against evil. He just forgot that he was old and not that fast anymore. After running through many streets the evil monster of the universe captured the old man and lifted him up in a tree. The LEGO hero ran when he heard the shouting, captured the villain and saved the old man in the tree. He only had one comment “I will do whatever it takes to save minifigures” ” Journalist: Annemette”

“The greatest Lego hero ever!” photo is by Neil Crosby over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thevoicewithin/6791654743/

While the text has been posted by PeterM76 over on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/31mt6e/revealed_the_story_printed_in_the_detectives/

The Lego Super Friends Project: 31 Custom Figures

JustJon's Custom Lego Super Friends, Superheroes

The Lego Friends figures have proven to be extremely customizable. These 31 custom figures that make up the Lego Super Friends Project prove just that. Created by JustJon, this project was revealed over the 31 days of July. In order to curate a list of possible customs figures, social media was heavily used to reach a wide audience with a wide variety of opinions. The 31 superheroes contain a good mix of characters from DC Comics and Marvel Comics. These figures were made with the use of Lego Minifigures accessories, hair pieces, and a little bit of paint. The larger size (compared to a Minifigure) makes it a whole lot easier to do custom paint work.

“I began the project surreptitiously by posing the question “Who is your favorite super heroine?” on my social networks. I took note of the characters people named and started creating a list on my white board, with the left side containing numbers for the days they were released on and the right side a list of potential characters to make. Once I began creating the custom minifigures, I made sure that each fit into the role of super heroine (as some people did request villains), that no character would be repeated in alternate costumes, and that I would release one per day for the entire month of July. I tried to vary the characters to appease to different audiences and keep things interesting for myself by using characters who were well known in the popular culture and those who were lesser known.” — JustJon

The complete roster of the Lego Super Friends Project includes: Supergirl, Phoenix, Black Widow, Sue Storm, Polaris, Storm, Batgirl, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Captain Marvel, X-23, Stargirl, Zatanna, Psylocke, Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Mary Marvel, Catwoman, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Saturn Girl, Dazzler, Firestar, Kabuki, Hawkeye, Black Cat, Gamora, Jubilee, Black Canary, Hit-Girl, and Raven.

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The creator of this project, JustJon, has opened up an Etsy store where some of these custom figures (and more) are available for purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/justjon

More details on the Lego Super Friends Project can be found here: http://www.justjon.net/lego/the-lego-super-friends-project/

“HULK SMASH!” – The Three Incredible Hulks

GilcelioChagas's The Three Incredible Hulks

“HULK SMASH!”

There have been many different Hulk characters in the past few decades. The most notable is the Green Hulk, but the Gray and Red Hulk make him work for his fame. Gilcelio Chagas, over at Flickr, has recently revealed their new Lego MOC. “The three Hulks” are pretty slick Lego figures. The studs for nipples is hilarious. Gilcelio Chagas cleared up some confusion concerning the Incredible Hulks. The Green, Gray, and Red Hulks are not all Bruce Banner, but Joe Fixit (Gray) and General Thaddeus E. “Tunderbolt” Ross (Red). Usually the Hulk walks a fine line with sanity, but leans on the good side of morality scale. Not so for the Red Hulk, who is usually a villain. The more you know…

I like the Gray Hulk.

Check out the Incredible Hulks on Flickr, and read about their histories: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50764322@N04/12643446203/

The First Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Sets Revealed

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy, Milano Spaceship Rescue 76021

Did you see the new trailer for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy? If not, go check it out now. It was only a matter of time before Lego revealed new sets based on Guardians of the Galaxy. With the new movie coming out this summer these sets will be extremely popular. For some reason, images of the first 3 sets have been rare. Just a few days ago Marvel and Lego officially revealed the first image of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Milano Spaceship Rescue (76021, $74.99).

It also appears that these new Lego sets were on display at the recent Toy Fair 2014. In the background of a few of the other Lego Super Heroes photos the box for the Knowhere Escape Mission (76020, $39.99) can be seen. It looks like the whole cast will be represented in these sets, with Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, Ronan, and Yondu in minifigure form. Interestingly, it looks like Groot will be brick built.

The third set (76019) in this series is still a mystery. But, it will be priced at $19.99 making it the entry point for this mini-theme.

Lego Guardians of the Galaxy, Knowhere Escape Mission 76020

“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which first appeared in comic books in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #18 (Jan. 1969), stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector.

James Gunn is the director of the film with Kevin Feige producing, and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Alan Fine and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and James Gunn, with screenplay by James Gunn. Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.

In addition to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015.”

http://marvel.com/news/movies/2014/2/14/21955/take_flight_with_legos_first_guardians_of_the_galaxy_set

Na Na Na Na BA NA NA BATMAN! – Lego Despicable Me Batman Minion

JesperGirl's Lego Despicable Me Batman Minion

“Na Na Na Na BA NA NA BATMAN…. …POW!!!”

There is something enduring about the multitudes of Lego Despicable Me Minions. All sort of builds have popped up everywhere. One thing they all have in common is personality. For some reason the pill shape body and giant facial features of the Minions translates into Lego very well. Jesper_Girl, of Flickr, has recently shared their own Batman Minion; titled “Na Na Na Na BA NA NA BATMAN… …POW!!!” The basic design is built off of the Minions created by Bricksben. The Batman costume is excellent. Especially the Bat belt and cowl.

The Despicable Me Minions are some of the most popular posts on LegoGenre, so check them out here: http://legogenre.com/tag/minion/

Check out this Batman Minion, by Jesper_Girl over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/106610025@N06/12319544184

This Iron Man, Mark VII Armor is a posable Lego Figure

mmccooey's Iron Man Mark VII Armor Lego Figure

The Iron Man Mark VII Armor is instantly recognizable. With a good contrast between red and gold this armor is one of the popular. Flickr user Mmccoey has designed a fully posable figure of Iron Man with Lego. There are over 50 points of articulation, if you count all the movable pieces of armor and the individual fingers. The size of this figure and all of its features match up with most of the non-Lego action figures. This thing has missile launchers, wrist mounted lasers, anti-personnel missiles, air-to-ground missiles, flares, and propulsion jets. This figure also features 6 yellow Lego light bricks (in the photos here they have been manipulated in Photoshop to be blue). Whew!

mmccooey's Iron Man Mark VII Armor Lego Figure Big

Mmccooey and GlenBricker have also teamed up to propose a Lego CUUSOO project for the Mark VII Armor. Make sure to check it out for more details. — http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/32157

mmccooey's Iron Man Mark VII Armor Lego Figure Details

Check out this Iron Man Mark VII Armor over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/82525087@N04/8286297226/