A She-Hulk and Iron Man Team Up

Ben Cossy Lego She-Hulk Iron Man Team

She-Hulk and Iron Man have teamed up to take down the famous Magneto. Amazingly the X-Men are no where to be found. The “She-Hulk and Iron Man Team Up” is an MOC created by Ben Cossy. The fight takes place in a downtown looking area. It looks to be about the same scale as the Lego Modular buildings. Then there is the road, which might have more pieces then the rest of the scene. The overall concept of this Marvel themed build is based on Superior Iron Man #1. In that comic they are fighting against the Teen Abomination. Here, they swapped in Magneto since an Abomination Minifigure was unavailable. A great decision, as it allows the addition of cars into the fight. Also if you look very carefully you might notice that the She-Hulk and Iron Man are unofficial Minifigures.

Ben Cossy Lego She-Hulk

Check out “She-Hulk and Iron Man Team Up”, by Ben Cossy over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bencossy/31769848283/

Captain America Made Out Of Lego

kale frost captain america made out of lego

This Captain America brick built Lego figure is ready to bring justice to the world. The design is going for an older comic book style as opposed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The wings on the cap are perfect. Captain America is fully posable (like those new Star Wars figures). Even the eyebrows can be adjusted.

Kale Frost created this Captain America, and more info can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frostbricks/31046599225

Lego Exclusives At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) & Twitter Giveaway

Lego Exclusive SDCC 2015 Action Comics Superman

Lego is once again offering a whole lot of exclusives at this years San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). There are at least 6 exclusives this time around. Last year you needed to stand in super long lines in order to purchase these, and most people who waited found out they were sold out. This year they are trying something a little bit different. Lego has set up a drawing/raffle system that winners will get to make their purchase at their leisure. Hopefully this system is an improvement. As usual, these are exclusive Lego sets so they will not be sold anywhere else. These have already started popping up on eBay at extremely high prices (here).

This year there will 3 sets, 2 minifigures, and 1 Bionicle exclusive. The 3 sets include DC Comics Super Heroes Action Comics #1 Superman, Marvel Super Heroes Throne of Ultron, and Lego Star Wars Dagobah Mini-build.

Lego Exclusive SDCC 2015 The Avengers Thone Of Ultron Lego SDCC 2015 Star Wars Dagobah Mini Build

There are also 2 exclusive Minifigures this year. A Marvel Super Heroes All New Captain America (Sam Wilson), and DC Comics Super Heroes Arsenal.

Lego San Diego Comic Con Captain America and Arsenal

Finally, there will be a transparent green Bionicle Mask exclusive too.

Lego San Diego Comic Con Bionicle Mask

Lego has also set up a big giveaway. There will be a total of 46 exclusives given away over the weekend (July 9th 2015 — July 12th). In order to enter into the contest, you will need use Twitter to retweet a specific tweet each day. Rules and stuff can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/LEGO?sk=app_1107464609280941

The Uncanny Lego X-Men (v2) Minifigures

agoodfella minifigs' Lego X-Men

With the recent releases in the Lego Marvel Superheroes theme, the official Lego X-Men Minifigures are slowly expanding. It seems to be an incredibly slow rate. The only reason we got the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver is because of their appearance in the Avengers. There are so many iconic mutants in the Marvel Universe that most of them will probably never see an official figure. That leaves a great opportunity for custom Minifigs to fill in the roster.

Check out these Uncanny X-Men Minifigures created by agoodfella minifigs. This is the 2nd version of this collection, with new characters, updated appearances, and custom creations adding to the lineup. These feature custom paint, chrome, and even unofficial Minifigs. It all combines to create a roster of X-Men that look amazing.

agoodfella minifigs' Lego X-Men, Colossus, Sabretooth

There are a lot of mutants here. See if you can find Psylocke, Phoenix, Angel, Dark Phoenix, Sunspot, Warpath, Cable, Havok, Sabretooth, Archangel, Gambit, Bishop, X-23, White Queen, Magneto, Juggernaut, Deadpool, Iceman, Beast, Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Colossus, Shadowcat, Rogue, Mystique, Cyclops, Professor X, and Storm.

agoodfella minifigs' Lego XMen, Psylocke, Havok

The X-MEN v.2 [GROUP] is the creation of agoodfella minifigs, and can be found over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/agoodfella77/16114389153/

Also check out the Lego X-Men & The Brotherhood Of Mutants Lego Minifigs over here: http://legogenre.com/lego-x-men-the-brotherhood-of-mutants/

The World’s Greatest Minifigures. The Lego Fantastic Four!

Misha Mishin's Lego Fantastic Four

Lego may never get around to releasing Fantastic Four based Minifigures, but that doesn’t stop people from obtaining their own. With a recent appearance in the Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game there is some hope that these may one day be official. These four Minifigs are actually extremely well done “knock offs” by Sheng Yuan, and are sold individually. These Minifigures are a part of a greater Fantastic Four themed release, featuring Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, The Thing, Flaming Human Torch, Pyro, Silver Surfer, and the great Dr. Doom. These are surprisingly detailed, with the Thing being the break out star of the bunch.

Misha Mishin's Lego The Hulk and The Thing

Check out some photos of the Lego Fantastic Four, by Misha Mishin, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/misha-mifody/16814867387/

And, there are some more details about the Sheng Yuan Minifigures here: http://mybrickstore.blogspot.com/2014/10/lego-fantastic-four-by-sheng-yuan.html

The Chicken Buster, A Hulkbuster Parody

Peter C's Lego Chicken Buster

“Did you know there is also a Thor buster, Magneto buster, even Galactus buster? Why not a Chicken buster?” — Peter C.

There have been a lot of Lego Hulkbusters over the past few years, most of them great. It is about time we get the other Busters. First up a Chickenbuster. It looks like Tony Stark woke up late, and grabbed the wrong helmet. He is ready to turn some villains into omelets. Look out. The Chicken Buster is the creation of Peter C, who is having a good time creating new ways to mock the Hulk.

You find the Chicken Buster, built by Peter C. over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29882140@N03/16406337490/

The Massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) Is Ready For Take Off

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Box
There have been rumors for a few months that Lego would be releasing a SHIELD Helicarrier (and many huge Lego Ideas projects). It is not a rumor anymore, Lego has just announced the Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) from the Avengers film will be released soon. The biggest problem about such a set is the scale, it is just so large that what everyone wants is just not a feasible release. It would be either too big or too small. What we get here is an amalgamation of a few scales in order to best represent the massive flying fortress. Interestingly, there is a whole set of Minifigures, and Microfigures (Mini-Minifigures).

The Helicarrier will include 2,996 pieces, and will retail for about $349.99. It will be available on March 1st. Just in time for the Avengers: Age of Ultron film in May.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Profile

This thing is huge.  It is 2 1/2 feet long (31″ or 80cm) long and almost almost 1 foot tall (11″ or 29cm). The included Quinjets are a nice touch; even if they are way out of scale. The tinnier Fighter Jets fit in much better but are less recognizable. This seems like a good compromise, by including both Lego is giving you options for how to display this.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042

Even though this is not the typical kids playset, Lego has still included a handful of play features. The engine rotors are internally connected and can be turned with just one handle movement. The top deck, runway, can be removed to reveal a fully featured bridge. Both of these features can be connected with the Lego Power Functions, which will light up the interior and spin the engines automatically.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Open

One of the coolest details is the fully detailed bridge. With the Microfigures it is looking semi-accurate to the film version.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Bridge

There are 12 Microfigures! 4 of the main heroes and 8 SHIELD agents. These are a great way to incorporate the characters into the Helicarrier without being too far out of scale. Interestingly, the two female characters that are included as Minifigures are not represented as Microfigures. The good news is that SHIELD Agent Maria Hill gets an exclusive Minifigure here. Hopefully she won’t stay exclusive for too long…

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Mini Minifigures Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Minifigures

Build and display the huge SHIELD Helicarrier!

Take on the challenge of building this awesome LEGO® model of The SHIELD Helicarrier. Construct the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. The set also comes with many of your favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes minifigures, plus 12 microfigures to display on deck and within the highly detailed interior. Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill, plus an iconic SHIELD eagle stand to display them on.
  • Features 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements, detailed interior, plus 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents).
  • Also includes a detailed runway.
  • Weapons include Hawkeye’s bow, Black Widow’s gun and Captain America’s shield.
  • SHIELD Agent Maria Hill minifigure is new for spring 2015!
  • Includes a plaque with facts about The SHIELD Helicarrier.
  • Add lights and spinning rotors to the Helicarrier with the 88000, 8883 and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets (sold separately).
  • Rotors can also be turned manually.
  • Includes a display stand.
  • Helicarrier measures over 11” (29cm) high, 31” (80cm) long and 17” (45cm) wide
  • Each Quinjet measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide
  • Minifigure stand measures over 4” (12cm) high, and 2” (6cm deep) and 6” (16cm wide)


Also, make sure to watch the Lego Design Video embedded above or over here: http://youtu.be/3O422YCyzjs

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.

JustJon's Custom Lego Super Friends, Superheroes, Batgirl JustJon's Custom Lego Friends Superheroes, Jubilee JustJon's Custom Lego Friends Superheroes, Hit Girl JustJon's Custom Lego Friends Superheroes, Black Widow

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/