My name is (Lego) Catbug! What’s yours?

Iain Heath Lego Catbug

In celebration of the season 3 premiere of Bravest Warriors Ian Heath has created a Lego Catbug. Even better then that, he posted some easy to follow instructions to build your own. If you don’t have all the correct colors (purple) you can just swap for another. Now we just need a Lego Invisible Hideout.

Check out the Lego Catbug building guide over here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ochre_jelly/32178075586/

 

More Details About That Charming Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel

Lego Friends Lovely Hotel

The Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel is extremely charming and popular. This Lego MOC is amazingly difficult to find, but a few more photos of this modular hotel have surfaced. The Lovely Hotel made its first appearance at the Fujiyama Lego Camp ’12. This pink and purple Cafe Corner mod was displayed between the other town and train creations. This is a total conversion of the famous Cafe Corner (10182), replacing everything with Friends inspired details. This creation would fit in perfectly in any Heartlake City display, and would be at home in a Modular Building layout.

Lego Friends Lovely Hotel Side Lego Friends Lovely Hotel Details
Lego Friends Lovely Hotel Doorway

When entering the Hotels front entrance an Ice Cream parlor can be found on the first floor. Here the Lego Friends can chill out and watch the coming and goings of the crowded streets outside. The entrance into the building can be found on the right side of the building. The first two rooms occupy the second floor, accessible from the narrow staircase. Each room features a stylish bed, and vanity. On the top floor is the penthouse suite. This room is jam packed with a full bathroom, bed, vanity, telephone, chandelier, and even custom curtains.

Lego Lovely Hotel Inside Lego Rooms Lego Penthouse Suite

More Hotel Information:

If you find more information about this Lego Friends Lovely Hotel please let us know (here).

More information about this super popular MOC, including box artwork, can be found here: http://legogenre.com/lego-friends-lovely-hotel-a-wonderful-cafe-corner-10182-mod

 

Lego Lowrider, Flamingo Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Alex Jones's Lego Lowrider, Flamingo Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 01

It looks like the Lego Friends have a new ride, or maybe Homer Simpson upgraded the sedan. Either way this Lego Lowrider is awesome. Alex Jones (Orion Pax) created this MOC titled the “Flamingo Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.” It is always interesting to see what people can do with Lego pieces, especially those that have a limited color palette. It features a tri-tone paint job (hot pink, pink and purple), with chrome accents and whitewall tires. The car has hot pink wood paneling and the windshield is even transparent pink.  This Oldsmobile has style.

Alex Jones's Lego Lowrider, Flamingo Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 02

Check out the Lego Lowrider: Flamingo Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, created by Alex Jones (Orion Pax) over here: http://orionpax.de/23/index.php/showroom/gallery/37/LOWRIDER

Alex Jones's Lego Flamingo Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Lego Friends Corner, A Downtown Bakery and Pastry Shop

Hartinih Liauw's Lego Friends Corner

What happens when you combine the Lego Friends Downtown Bakery (41006) with the famous Lego Cafe Corner (10182)? You get a Lego Friends Corner. The ground floor hosts an extremely popular bakery and pastry shop. Up to the second floor is a hip pet hair salon, where all the super cute dogs and cats go to get groomed. Then on to the rooftop is an outdoor area and garden for your pets. Which includes a tiny birdhouse, a dog bath, water fountain, and a peaceful garden. This modular style building also includes bicycle parking and a large outdoor patio.

Hartinih Liauw's Lego Friends Corner Rooftop Garden

The Corner proves to be so popular that a few special guests are visiting, and enjoying their bakery treats. Including Iron Man!

Hartinih Liauw's Lego Friends Corner Rooftop Bakery

This Lego Friends themed MOC is the creation of Hartinih Liauw: https://www.flickr.com/photos/111390391@N02/11363121275/

You can also check out more Friends themed stuff here. Including Castles, Hotels, Modular Buildings, Robots, and more: http://legogenre.com/tag/friends/

The Aquilax Fleet – A Lego Micro Space Project

Tim Goddard's Lego Space Aquilax Fleet

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's Lego Space Aquilax Flagship

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.

Tim Goddard's Lego Space Aquilax Frigate Tim Goddard's Lego Space Aquilax Destroyer

Check out the Aquilax Fleet, designed by Tim Goddard, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roguebantha/15588988179/

Lego Star Wars And Lego Friends Crossover, Hothlake City

TylerSky and FrancesSky's Lego Friends Crossover, Star Wars Hothlake City

Hothlake City is a Lego Star Wars and Lego Friends crossover. Created by Tyler Sky and Frances Sky. It just so happens that this is not their only Lego Friends and Star Wars themed MOC; they also created the AT-AT Cleaning Station. The idea is to create something that appeals to both boys and girls, without being boring or dumbed down. The end result is a smashing success, as they have won the “Medium Planetary Structure” award at BrickCon 2014. The AT-AT is based on the official Lego AT-AT (75054) but has received an extensive paint job. These new Lego Friends mash-ups are very popular.

TylerSky's Lego Friends Crossover, Star Wars AT-AT

“After the Galactic Civil War, Stephanie & Andrea picked up this Army surplus AT-AT for dirt cheap, then retro-fitted it for use as Heartlake City’s latest Pet Taxi service.” — Tyler Sky

TylerSky's Lego Friends, Star Wars Speeder

Check out Hothlake City, created by Tyler Sky and Frances Sky over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylersky/15466823415/

And, a lot more Lego Friends displays, News, and MOCs can be found here: http://legogenre.com/category/friends-2/

Lego Friends Working At A Star Wars AT-AT Cleaning Station

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Station

It was only a matter of time before we started to see Lego Friends and Lego Star Wars crossovers. Both of these contrasting themes go together much better then one would think. In fact most of the Lego Friends crossovers seem to go over well. Check out the Lovely Hotel, or the Paradisa Viper. The AT-AT Cleaning Station is the work of Tyler Sky. It is a huge display, and instantly grabs your attention. Everything you would expect is here, Tauntauns, a Snowspeeder, an AT-AT, Emma, Andrea, and even a defense turret. The only thing not present is snow.

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Station

“Meanwhile just outside the limits of Hothlake city, a repurposed AT-AT (now used as a pet taxi service) is getting a much needed weekly cleaning.

Keeping this mechanical marvel in top condition is no small feat, requiring the assistance of many helpers including a pair of drones, a couple of Tauntauns, and many friends. A repurposed turret installation helps to get water up to those hard to reach spots!

Emma and Andrea came along to help out after a long day of courier deliveries made with their new Land speeder. Landings are still a bit rough but she’ll get the hang of it soon enough!” — Tyler Sky

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Wash

This AT-AT Cleaning Station recently made an appearance in a display window at the Vancouver Lego Store (November 2014). If you are quick enough, maybe you can see it too. Tyler Sky works on a lot of Lego Friends themed stuff, so keep an eye out for more featured displays.

Tyler Sky's Lego Friends, Star Wars, AT-AT Cleaning Bridge

This Lego Star Wars, and Lego Friends themed AT-AT Cleaning Station (by Tyler Sky) can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylersky/15681677272/

And, a lot more Lego Friends displays, News, and MOCs can be found here: http://legogenre.com/category/friends-2/

New Lego Friends Sets – 2014

A whole lot of new Lego sets have been revealed. Including seven new Lego Friends sets for 2014. Between these, and the new Disney Princess theme, the Lego Friends section is going to very popular next year. Besides these, there will be a variety of smaller sets that have not be announced yet. The main theme for this release seems to be focusing on outdoor activities.

Lego Friends Sunshine Harvest (41026)

Lego Friends Sunshine Harvest (41026) features a variety of farming stuff, including a tractor, garden, orchard tree, and roadside stand. Plus a cute dog.

Lego Friends Mia's Lemonade Stand (41027)

Lego Friends Mia’s Lemonade Stand (41027) features one of those new Lego scooters, and an elaborate lemonade stand, which seems to take $100 bills. Lemonade sure is profitable in the Lego universe.

Lego Friends Emma's Lifeguard Post (41028)

Lego Friends Emma’s Lifeguard Post (41028) features a lifeguard tower, and a cute dolphin.

Lego Friends Stephanie's New Born Lamb (41029)

Lego Friends Stephanie’s New Born Lamb (41029) features a tiny lamb, and a shearing shed. It looks like Stephanie and her lamb have won a few awards.

Lego Friends Heartlake Juice Bar (41035)

Lego Friends Heartlake Juice Bar (41035) is a pretty large juice bar, which has purple cherries, and pineapples.

Lego Friends Stephanie's Beach House (41037)

Lego Friends Stephanie’s Beach House (41037) is a lovely yellow house. It comes with a wind glider, and what looks like a smartphone dock.

Lego Friends Sunshine Ranch (41039)

Lego Friends Sunshine Ranch (41039) is the mega set for the release. This ranch includes a pink barn and comes with a variety of horses, cats, chickens, and other animals.

These new Lego Friends sets will be released in 2014, and it looks like they will be out in the spring or summer. The new Lego Disney Princess theme is also being released soon, so keep an eye out.

Lego Friends: Emma’s Place, A Lovely Modular Building MOC

Kristel’s Lego Friends Emma’s Place 01

It turns out that Lego Friends fits into the Lego System very well. It’s success means that this theme will probably be staying around for years. So far, the Friends theme has been offering many unique Lego pieces and exclusive colors. Focusing on pink, purple, blue, and green has made these sets instantly recognizable (for good or bad). There have been a few amazing MOCs (My Own Creation) combining the Friends theme with other Lego themes. Some of the best creations are those involving the Modular Buildings. These super detailed buildings can be described as a sort of “doll house” for the Lego fan.

This Lego Friends themed modular building is called Emma’s Place. This design would fit into the modular buildings very well. Especially the Lego Pet Shop (10218) and the Lego Cafe Corner (10182). Emma’s Place is a single building that combines the the Beauty Parlour, Fashion Design Studio and Karate Class together. The all glass (plastic!) entrance into Emma’s Place is a great design; opening up into a full Beauty Salon.

Kristel’s Lego Friends Emma’s Place 02

The second floor features a Fashion Design Studio.

Kristel’s Lego Friends Emma’s Place 03

Emma’s Place is topped with a Karate Dojo, where all the friends can attend Karate Class.

Kristel’s Lego Friends Emma’s Place 04

Emma’s Place is a great MOC built by Kristel. Who has built many other Friends themed creations. You can find more details over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjw010/8993657558/

LegoGenre has featured other Lego Friends themed Modular Buildings, most notably the “Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel, A Wonderful Cafe Corner (10182) Mod” which can be found here.

Lego Friends MOC: Mia’s “Beauty”

Shuppiluliumas's Lego Friends MOC: Mia's Beauty

“Taking her concerns for animal health and welfare to the skies, Mia teams up with veteran gunner Oscar and takes to the skies in ‘Beauty’ a retro-inspired, environmentally conscious low-emission long range scout.”

A Lego Friends MOC with humor and great design is Mia’s “Beauty.” This is a great 1930’s style airplane. With a very fun use of a Lego Friends sticker to create the pin-up girl art, that was so common during this era. “Beauty” is outfitted with a twin propeller (twin-prop) engine and a really cool glass canopy. Mia is ready to fly the skies in her lime green long range scout. Mia’s copilot is her hedgehog “Oscar.” A dangerously cute gunner.

Mia’s “Beauty” is a great example of combining the Lego Friends theme with the other Lego themes. This, along with the Lovely Hotel is one of the most memorable Lego MOCs in the recent years.

Shuppiluliumas's Lego Friends MOC: Mia's Beauty 2

The Lego Friends MOC: Mia’s “Beauty” has been designed by Shuppiluliumas, and can be viewed over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34338074@N06/6671163259/

Shuppiluliumas has been previously featured on LegoGenre with another Lego Friends MOC: Olivia’s “Flash” and Cyberpocalypsehttp://legogenre.com/cyberpocalypse-a-lego-cyberpunk-city/