Video Game Or Lego? – The Last Of Us Lego MOC

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego

You can build anything out of Lego. Even huge dioramas based on zombie/apocalypse video games. Such as this MOC which is based on the The Last of Us. The game is easily one of the best of the last decade, and a sequel has recently been announced. The ruined buildings have been detailed down to the smallest piece. The whole creation is 3 1/2 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. It uses thousands and thousand of bricks. Interestingly enough, it sounds like one of the buildings here is made up of custom 3D printed bricks. Can you guess which one?

The buildings contain some incredible work creating the rundown walls of the buildings. A few of the techniques used can be seen over here. The Lego buildings even have plants and vines growing out of them. The whole overgrown feeling captures the game exactly. You can find some other details too: a ruined bus, a military vehicle, and even Minifigures of Ellie and Joel.

An interesting detail are the broken windows. Each building has a different way of creating these. There are stacked 1×2 clear bricks, overlapping multiple small Lego windows, unevenly stacked windows, and a combination of the other three.

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego Detail

The Last Of Us Lego Interiors.

“It was a challenge to create rundown interiors where furniture and other fixtures were still identifiable, but I think they turned out well.” — Tim Schwalfenberg

Each building contains fully customized and detailed interiors. Each floor is different which means there are a lot of hidden features in these buildings. A few of the scenes created contain ruined toilets, rundown kitchens, pillaged stores, and broken bars.

The only thing missing is a pack of Clickers, crazy Militias, or some Fireflies.

Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego 01 Tim Schwalfenberg The Last Of Us Lego 02

More info about The Last of Us Lego MOC, by Tim Schwalfenberg, can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112058573@N02/31897740690/

The Vaults were never meant to save anyone. – A Lego Fallout Vault

Matt De Lanoy's Lego Fallout Vault
I’ve been playing a lot of the Fallout Shelter video game, or I should say struggling to survive the post-apocalyptic future. With news of the Fallout 4 coming soon there is a surge of interest in related stuff. Even Lego MOCs are being revealed everyday. Matt De Lanoy has created his own scene, titled “The Vaults were never meant to save anyone.” This MOC is part of the Iron Builder challenge, this time it was Metallic Silver Barbell. Can you find them?

Matt De Lanoy's Lego Vault Lighting

Check out this Lego Fallout Vault, built by Matt De Lanoy, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepa_quin/20767875061/

New Lego Minecraft Summer 2015 Sets

New Lego Minecraft Sets 2015

There is going to be a new Lego Minecraft wave of sets released. The summer 2015 sets will arrive in August (although you will probably see them pop up a week or two early). It looks like there will be 2 smallish sets, and 2 large sets. It is interesting that there are no small impulse buy sets. The Lego Minecraft line is not the most affordable, and this release continues that trend. Two of these new sets will see the first Minifigures of Alex. The female counterpart to Steve. Maybe someday she will be able to sell a set all my herself. The new Snow Golem looks extremely goofy, and it’s good to see the famous Minecraft Wolf represented. The big mystery (at least for me) is the 154 graffitied all over the Nether set. If you know what it means, let me know in the comments.

The Dungeon (21119) is the smallest set and comes with Steve and 2 Zombies.

Lego Minecraft The Dungeon 21119

The Snow Hideout (21120) is a medium sized modular set with Steve, a Creeper and the all new Snow Golem.

Lego Minecraft The Snow Hideout 21120

The Desert Outpost (21121) is a large modular set, with Alex, Steve, a Wolf, and 2 Skeletons.

Lego Minecraft The Desert Outpost 21121

Finally, the big set this summer is The Nether Fortress. Featuring Alex, Steve, a Zombie Pigman, a Ghast, and Blaze.Lego Minecraft The Nether Fortress 21122

Be on the lookout in August for these new Lego Minecraft sets.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14 (71010) Leaked Images!

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Monsters

Lego is going strong with their Collectible Minifigures theme. The recent Series 13 has proven to be extremely hard to find, with most retailers sold out long ago. 2015 is going to be another weird year for this theme. The next release will be the Simpsons Series 2 (a bunch of early production images were leaked). After that the official Series 14 will be released in the late summer or early fall. Breaking with the normal formula this series will be completely themed for Halloween. There will be 16 various monster and horror themed Minifigs in this release, some of them will even feature some extremely cool new molds.

So far 11 of them have been leaked, with the other 5 still hidden away somewhere. There is the (80s?) Frankenstein, Zombie Office Worker, Zombie Cheerleader, the Tigeress (a female tiger), a Mad Scientist, a Werewolf named Kel, a Zombie Pirate Captain, a Plant Man, a Witch and her Black Cat, a Vampire (actually a Vampiress), and a Skeleton Costume Man.

The Tigeress might be one of the most popular of Minifigures, coming with one of those new Minifig tails, and a neat 1960ish hair piece with ears.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Tiger Leaked Images

The other stand out is the crazy Mad Scientist. This is the first Minifigure to come with an elongated head. This is a super cool piece but most likely it is attached to the glasses/hair. Making it a little less interesting.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Mad Scientist Leaked Images

The Werewolf is looking pretty familiar (Monster Fighters) and the Undead Pirate has some awesome printing. Check out the skull and crossbones, this one is looking extra dead.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Werewolf, Pirate

The Plant Guy is maybe the least interesting figure, and the Witch represents a pretty popular Halloween style.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Witch, Plant

The Vampiress is looking deadly, and the plainish Skeleton Guy is pretty charming.

Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14, Vampire, Skeleton Revealed

These leaked images of the Lego Collectible Minifigures Series 14 (71010) were posted over on Baidu, but have apparently been taken down. http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3544398851

It’s Mean, It’s Green, It’s the Mystery Machine. Lego Scooby Doo Details.

Lego Scooby Doo. Mystery Machine 75902

For a little while now there have been rumors of an official Lego Scooby Doo theme for 2015. It certainly is not the most demanded theme, but Lego is trying its best to win over all our hearts. Everything is being timed for maximum exposure, with a new Scooby Doo TV show titled “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!” premiering on Cartoon Network soon. The first official images from Lego are starting to be released. The most popular set will probably be the Mystery Machine (75902) which will retail at $29.99. This set features Shaggy, Scooby Doo, and Fred fighting off a zombie and evil tree. Scooby Doo is looking especially impressive, with some fine printing that puts most of the other Lego dogs to shame.

Lego Scooby Doo and Shaggy

The current line up features 5 sets covering a good amount of the show: Mummy Museum Mystery (75900), Mystery Plane Adventures (75901), Mystery Machine (75902), Haunted Lighthouse (75903), and Mystery Mansion (75904). The whole gang will be represented in Minifigure form. Fred, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Daphne, and Velma. Hopefully we won’t need to purchase the whole theme to complete the team.

Interestingly, there will be a special Lego episode, probably animated as a 3D CGI cartoon…

“In another first, the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form. In 2015, fans can look forward to a 22-minute LEGO special, featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. In addition, Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the coming years.”

Lego has also been teasing Lego Scooby Doo across its social media this week:

New Lego Minecraft 2015, Minifigure Scale Sets

New Lego Minecraft 2015 The Farm and The Cave

The Lego Minecraft theme has been one of the most successful lines. The first few Micro World sets capture the spirit and look of the super popular video game, but the tiny Lego pieces and small size were deterrents to the smallest Lego Minecraft fans (and people with large fingers). The good news is the there is a whole new theme for Lego Minecraft coming in 2015. There will be 6 sets in this release, including a super interesting Crafting Box. This new style of playset reminds me of the more imagination friendly Brick Boxes. This is a really interesting direction to explore, and it will more then likely prove to be very popular.

New Lego Minecraft 2015 The First Night and The Mine

  • Lego Minecraft: The Farm (21114)
  • Lego Minecraft: The Cave (21113)
  • Lego Minecraft: The First Night (21115)
  • Lego Minecraft: The Mine (21118)
  • Lego Minecraft: The Ender Dragon (21117)
  • Lego Minecraft: The Crafting Box (21116)

Lego Minecraft 2015 The Ender Dragon and The Crafting Box

Official set descriptions for two of these new Lego Minecraft sets have been found:

The Cave (21113)

Venture into The Cave on a dangerous quest for vital resources! Wield the iron pickaxe to dig and battle against hostile zombie and spider mobs. Blast out valuable ores and minerals with the TNT and combine the flowing water and lava to create precious obsidian! When you’re done battling and mining, restore your energy levels with the chest of bread. Proceed with caution! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted accessories: Steve and a zombie, plus a spider

The Farm (21114)

Yield renewable resources with The Farm! You’ll need food to survive, so fence in the livestock and channel the flowing water to nurture the crops. Harvest pumpkins, wheat, sugar cane and carrots. Use the crafting table to create a pumpkin helmet or jack-o-lantern. But watch out for the skeleton with his bow and arrow after nightfall! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21115 The First Night and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure! Includes a Steve minifigure with an accessory, plus a skeleton, cow and a sheep.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for rounding up some of this information: http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-minecraft-minifigure-scale-sets-official-box-images/

Check out more Lego Minecraft stuff here: http://legogenre.com/?s=minecraft&submit=Search

The Last of Us Lego Video Game by Brian Anderson and Dustin Bozovich

The Last Of Us Lego Video Game

Lego and The Last of Us are not normally associated with each other. One is a family friendly and timeless creative toy, and the other is a critically acclaimed zombie video game. But, here we are with a fully realized video combining the two. Brian Anderson and Dustin Bozovich put together this video showcasing The Last of Us as it would be if it was a Lego video game. The three minute video is extremely well made and pretty funny too. The fake achievement earned is hilarious, and I can honestly say that I didn’t expect that surprise ending.

“It’s the Last of Us… but, you know, for kids!”

The Last of Us Lego Video Game: http://youtu.be/Ab8ds7NmigE

Lego Minecraft: The Village & Lego Minecraft: The Nether Available Now

Lego Minecraft is one of those perfect themes. The two come together to create some of the best Lego sets of all time. The Lego Minecraft Micro World set is easily one of the best selling Lego sets of last year. Often selling out of stock once the set had been replenished. Lego has noticed, and has been continually “reprinting” the original Minecraft set. Now Lego has officially released two new sets in the Minecraft theme. Making this the first CUUSOO project to graduate into a full theme. The new Lego Minecraft: The Village and Lego Minecraft: The Nether are now available through Lego and Amazon.

The early reviews are starting to show up, and are generally forming the opinion that these new sets are great. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed the original. Check out the details at Amazon:

Lego Minecraft The Village Micro World

Lego Minecraft: Micro World, The Village.

Lego Minecraft The Nether Micro World

Lego Minecraft: Micro World: The Nether.

Lego Minecraft Micro World

Lego Minecraft: Micro World.

Two New Lego Minecraft Sets: The Village (21105) & The Nether (21106)

Lego Minecraft The Village 21105

Lego has officially announced two new Lego Minecraft sets. The Village (21105) and the Nether (21106) which will be released in September 2013. These new sets have been mysterious rumors up until today. Lego made this announcement from Comic-Con San Diego. If you are attending the Con, make sure to check out these new sets in the Lego booth (#2829).

Lego Minecraft: The Village (21105) is built in the same scale as the original Lego Minecraft set. Featuring four modular pieces that can be rearranged into many different combinations. This new set features a tiny Minecraft village and a place to grow crops. But, underneath this unsuspecting village is a system of underground mines where your villagers can adventure.  This new set comes with three tiny Micromobs, a pig, villager, and zombie. The Minecraft pig is pretty darn cute.

The other new set is the Lego Minecraft: The Nether (21106). It is also built in the same scale as the other Minecraft sets. Meaning that if you have all three of them, you can combine them into a giant playset. The Nether can be accessed through an Obsidian Portal, where your poor adventurer can explore this new biome. The set features, Netherrack, gravel, lava, and bedrock. All essential ingredients for your Minecraft creations. Here you get three Micromob figures, a Zombie Pigman and two Ghasts.

Lego Minecraft The Nether 21106

The original Lego Minecraft (21102) set has been a runnaway success for both Lego and Mojang. Originally offered through the Lego CUUSOO program, the set proved so popular that it has been developed into a full theme. Featuring a modular, and micro scale building style these sets have really expanded upon what most people have expected from Lego.

“LEGO Minecraft is a perfect example of how people’s passions can be amplified when digital and physical interests are combined, and there couldn’t be more synergy between the engine that drives the Minecraft gaming experience and the creative fuel of a LEGO building experience,” said Michelle Wilson, senior brand manager for LEGO Systems, Inc. “We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Mojang to create new Minecraft characters and environments in LEGO form so that fans can get as creative as they’d like in their physical world as in their digital one.”

“There’s no doubt about the connection between LEGO building and Minecraft — not only the design similarities, but the immense creativity that our fan bases share,” said Lydia Winters, Mojang’s director of fun. “Given how well received the first model was last year, we can’t wait to see what fans think of these new designs.” — Lego

Now is a great time to pick up the original Lego Minecraft (21102), available at Amazon. These sets are extremely popular and if they happen to be sold out, check back at a later date. Lego is constantly releasing more. Each time a new shipment is available, the price is set for the MSRP of $34.99.

Update: Available Now!

These two new Minecraft Lego sets are available now. Check out Amazon.com for the details: Lego Minecraft: Micro World, The Village and Lego Minecraft: Micro World: The Nether.

The Lego Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon’s Chopper by Project Azazel

ProjectAzazel's Lego Walking Dead: Daryl Dixons Chopper

The Lego Walking Dead is probably the last theme Lego would ever license. Easily one of the most emotionally devastating comic/television/video game series out there. The creator and author of the Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, made a wise decision to focus on the living characters instead of the zombies. The scariest moments are always what the humans are doing to themselves. With truly horrific characters, such as the Governor, Negan, and Merle Dixon. But for every memorable villain there are many more memorable “heroes,” and everyone has a favorite. (Lee Everett!)

Here, Flickr user, Project Azazel has created a Lego vignette titled “The Walking Dead ‘DD’ Chopper.” Showing off a Lego Daryl Dixon and his motorcycle. A perfectly assembled scene, completely capturing the character of Daryl. Everyones favorite good guy with a bad guy reputation. He is easily underestimated, even though he may be one of the strongest in the surviving group. Nobody is going to mistake this as anything other then the Walking Dead. The Lego motorcycle may be the star here, it is a great example of how to assemble seemingly useless pieces into something greater.

Check out more Lego Walking Dead over at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/project_azazel/9218969092/