Winter is here, which means peaceful white landscapes, bitter cold, and a lot of hard work shoveling. Hornet Razvan has created a charming Lego Microscale Winter Vignette. An iconic red building is the center piece, but the giant clouds and snow Lego built background is what makes this stand out. There are even some extremely tiny cars trying to drive, and two little snowplows keeping the roads safe.
Most Lego ships are either huge or very tiny. It is rare to see something in between. This Lego MOC titled The Little Victory is a perfect example of doing something creative in Lego. This ship is the creation of Nick Barrett, who also created the massive HMS Victory (here). The HMS was Minifigure scale, which translated to a ship made out of thousands and thousands of Lego bricks. This mini version is a faithful recreation. It features three gun decks, three masts, brick built sails, and custom rigging. This ship is impressive, and only little in scale.
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.
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.
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.
One of the coolest details is the fully detailed bridge. With the Microfigures it is looking semi-accurate to the film version.
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…
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)
Purple is an extremely unfamiliar color for most Lego builders. In the past Lego has associated purple with Lego Friends or other girl-targeted themes. But, purple is on the rise. A lot of the Super Heroes sets feature a good amount of purple, and the color is popping up in small amounts everywhere. The popularity of Lego Friends also means that it easy to acquire a lot of purple bricks quickly. Tim Goddard decided to create a whole Lego Space fleet in micro scale using purple. This collection of spaceships is known as the Aquilax Fleet. Featuring a Destroyer, Frigate, Flagship and a few smaller starfighters. The gold accents and white base color contrast with the purple perfectly. Creating very clean, but almost alien looking starships. By restricting the part selection, and focusing on a micro-build, the designer has forced themselves to get creating with the Lego pieces.
Tim Goddard has also put out a call for other Lego builders to contribute to a Micro-/Nano-Space Fly-In. Where you can “contribute to the rag-tag fleet of space-based Refugees, Imperiums, Federations, Independents, Raiders, Pirates, Aliens, Ancients & More.” Check out http://www.mocslug.com/fly-in2014/ for more details. Contributors will be able to display their collection at the AFOLCON/BRICK 2014.
The original Playstation 2 was a monster of a game system. It managed to be heavy, somewhat fragile, expensive accessories, and difficult to find (at least at launch). The good news is that now you can recreate this legendary system with only 6 Lego bricks, at a cost of around (60¢). Sure it cannot play Final Fantasy X, Metal Gear Solid 2, or Grand Theft Auto but it also doesn’t cost $299. Kelseybuildslego created this Lego Playstation 2 Microbuild with an almost perfect eye for minimalism. The double clip Lego piece will now forever be a PS2 controller in my mind. The single detail that makes this whole thing work is the two blue Lego wedges representing the vertical stand. Well done.
The first photo of the new Lego Minecraft Micro World: The End (21107) has been revealed. The new set will be available sometime this summer (2014). The set designer, Steen, is showing off the new set. Which will feature the Endermen and an Ender Dragon. This is the forth set in the line, and if Lego were to discontinue the theme this would be the perfect release. Or, maybe there are still other Minecraft Micro Worlds in the works…
I wonder how this set will fit in with the other Minecraft Micro Worlds.
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
Brickville is the closest thing to a Lego SimCity. Imagine if EA Games made a Lego themed version of SimCity. It would look like this. This micro scale city in completely modular. Usually these type of projects can look too artificial, sometimes being too constrained to a set of rules. Brickville seems to have found a way past this problem. This little city is currently 67 or so baseplates in size and is expanding. Not only is Brickville extremely photogenic from overhead, but its profile looks almost real. The variety of the high-rises and skyscrapers help lend the project a sense of realism.
Lego and Adventure Time are an almost perfect match. Fans of both have been hoping for Lego to pick up an official license. Jazlecraz has created an incredibly detailed Lego CUUSOO project based on Adventure Time. This is the best way to get Lego to notice the demand for Adventure Time. There are currently over 9,000 supporters for this project, and when it hits 10,000 Lego has to officially review the proposal and make a decision. Lego has officially commented on the Adventure Time Project, and noted that no new molds would be created for a CUUSOO project. Meaning that the minifigures have been set aside in favor for a micro scale theme. Everybody would still love to see Finn, Jake, BMO, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King, and Lemongrab get their own microfigures.
The Adventure Time Project is focused on created one amazing micro scale Tree Fort. Consisting of about 400 Lego pieces in its current incarnation. This means that it would fit in with the current $34.99 price point that Lego has favored for their CUUSOO theme. There are also six micro scale Lego sets that have been added as a bonus. Showing what could be done if this becomes a full theme. One thing is certain, if these were real there would be a whole lot of Finn and Jake figures.
The Micro Ice Castle features Finn, Jake, the Ice King, Penguins, and the Wildberry Princess.
Marceline’s House would feature Finn, Jake, Marceline, Ice King, and Princess Bubblegum.
Micro Lumpy Space would feature Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, the Lumpy Space Princess and the Lumpy Space King.
Castle Lemongrab would feature Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lemongrab, and Lemongrab 2.
The Micro Candy Castle would beature Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, and two other figures (I don’t know their names!).
And finally, the Micro Tree Fort would feature Finn, Jake, BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, and the Ice King.
Being an infamous scoundrel means that Han Solo has be able to fight (or talk) his way out of any situation. That’s why it is an absolute must to carry a DL-44 heavy blaster pistol. Easy to hide, but still deadly in a firefight. This version of Han Solo’s Blaster is a great mini build. The whole gun is built using just 15, or so, Lego pieces. Including a brown carrot, which might just be the most ingenious use for it yet.