Alysia, a girl and her skates

Alysia, a girl and her skates

Mike Nieves has quite a distinctive style and I have come to expect a high level of quality in his creations. However, this one raises the bar. I am impressed all over again. Not only is this girl beautiful, she is fully articulated, including wrists, fingers and feet. I have to say that this one blew me away. Well played, sir, well played. [...]

Eurobricks Brickworld 2011 Display

Eurobricks Brickworld 2011 Display

Planet Skcirborue Well now that the dust has settled on a MASSIVE Brickworld 2011, its time to take a look at what the Eurobricks Global Team were able to put together at particularly short notice due to flooding ruining the initial setup! I was astounded to see the amount of creativity that went into this display which was constructed in 48 hours, including a tribute to our dearly departed Zorr [...]

Finally... play LEGO Universe for free

Finally... play LEGO Universe for free

From the LEGO Universe site: "Coming this August a Free-to-Play version of LEGO Universe will be available for download from LEGOuniverse.com! This new, Free-to-Play version of the game will make the game more accessible to new players. Free players will be able to create a character, explore two zones, and build on their own property –giving them a taste of the LEGO Universe experience [...]

Star Wars Days 2011: MOC Roundup

Star Wars Days 2011: MOC Roundup

  As with each Star Wars Days event at LEGOLAND, fans were once again invited to display their related creations and share them with the public. This year, thanks to some local fans and a few forum members who shipped in their MOCs, FBTB had a few tables with a great spread to show off. Hit the jump for an overview of our booth and some highlights from the rest of the fan displays. I want t [...]

Bothcon 2011 Wrap Up

Bothcon 2011 Wrap Up

Bothcon 2011 came and went and a good time was had by all. Bothcon got off to good start slightly behind schedule due to the massive crowd at the park preventing one attendee from entering the park in a timely manner. But not a big deal as I picked up the stragglers while making my way to our event area. After a very brief introduction, the attendees were each given their set: a copy of 8095 Gene [...]

More LEGO Star Wars Summer Wave Set Reviews

More LEGO Star Wars Summer Wave Set Reviews

More LEGO Star Wars Summer Wave Set Reviews! Click here to view the LEGO Star Wars 7961 - Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator Review by Future74 Click here to view the LEGO Star Wars 7961 - Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator Review by Jigsaw Killer Click here to view the LEGO Star Wars 7877 - Naboo Starfighter Review by Sir von Lego Click here to view the LEGO Star Wars 7959 - Geonosian Starfighter b [...]

Red Cargo Train shown in latest product catalogue...

Red Cargo Train shown in latest product catalogue...

The latest LEGO product catalogue, which I have just received, contains the new set releases due out in the next few months. Included is the Red Cargo Train set 3677 and most of the other new set releases that we already know about here at Brickset. There was some early debate about whether or not this was a genuine set when news first broke earlier this year after the set had been seen in a displ [...]

Brickworld 2011 wrap up

Brickworld 2011 wrap up

For this year’s wrap up post, I’ve decided to feature 3 videos to illustrate my impression of Brickworld 2011. This first video shows the largest of the 4 display rooms during public hours. Like any other Lego convention you would attend, Brickworld is full of awesome MOCs and awesome people. But unlike many, these awesome MOCs and people come in great numbers, with over 900 registered [...]

853195 - Miscellaneous - Brick Calendar

853195 - Miscellaneous - Brick Calendar

Build an entire year with LEGO bricks! Create the calendar you need with colorful bricks labeled with the days of the week, months and numbers 1--31. Follow the building instructions to rebuild the Brick Calendar every month! Makes a great gift for any LEGO builder! Includes 2 minifigures Features labeled LEGO calendar bricks: 12 months, 7 days and numbers 1--31 Rebuild every month! Colorf [...]

853195 - Miscellaneous - Brick Calendar

853195 - Miscellaneous - Brick Calendar

Build an entire year with LEGO bricks! Create the calendar you need with colorful bricks labeled with the days of the week, months and numbers 1--31. Follow the building instructions to rebuild the Brick Calendar every month! Makes a great gift for any LEGO builder! Includes 2 minifigures Features labeled LEGO calendar bricks: 12 months, 7 days and numbers 1--31 Rebuild every month! Colorf [...]

PLUG announces TOMAR BRInCKa 2011, July 1

PLUG announces TOMAR BRInCKa 2011, July 1

The Portuguese LEGO Users Group (PLUG) is again hosting its annual LEGO fan event from July 1-3 called TOMAR BRInCKa 2011. The event will take place in the municipal pavilion of the city of Tomar. If you’re nearby, you can also attend the quadrennial Festival of the Tabuleiros. [...]

Barad-d

Barad-d

Kevin Walter‘s 5′ 9″ tall creation of Sauron’s fortress from Lord of the Rings caught many people’s attention at Brickworld last weekend. The builder estimates about 50,000 pieces that went into the build, and those who attended the convention may remember Kevin assembling just about all those parts on site following the shipping fiasco. Luckily he had many beer and f [...]

Welcome to Rapture

Welcome to Rapture

Imagine Rigney displayed this Bioshock creation at Brickworld last weekend. This multi-story vignette features scenes from Bioshock from the ravaged rooms of Rapture to the cold depths of the ocean floor. There’s much more behind the walls and windows of the building you see. Check out all the details on Flickr. [...]

Welcome to the Burrow

Welcome to the Burrow

Matija Grguric presents a delightful minifig-scale build of the Burrow from Harry Potter. This 2+ feet tall model captures the crooked look of the building, and note the use of tan plates in horizontal and vertical directions to achieve the looks of wooden planks. See this creation from different angles on Flickr. [...]

999 forum members and counting...

999 forum members and counting...

When the forum was launched on April 2nd this year I really didn't know whether it would be a success or not. The Internet is, after all, full of LEGO forums, and there probably wasn't room for another.  However, it seems my doubts were unfounded because today it's about to get its 1000th member, so clearly it has found its niche as a great place to discuss LEGO, in particular [...]

PLUG announces TOMAR BRInCKa 2011, Jul 1 - 3

PLUG announces TOMAR BRInCKa 2011, Jul 1 - 3

We've received word of another event in Portugal: PLUG (Portuguese LEGO Users Group) will again organize its large annual LEGO Fan Event - TOMAR BRInCKa 2011. The city of Tomar was founded as headquarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal in the 12th century and contains some of the most significant Templar monuments in Europe. This year the event happens simultaneously with the local traditiona [...]

NXT Controlled Robot Butler

NXT Controlled Robot Butler

This robot was designed, manufactured and programmed for a design competition (as part of the curriculum) held amongst first year Mechanical Engineering students at Delft university of Technology.The goal was to create a robot that could deliver a tray of drinks as quickly as possible, while also keeping as much as possible of the delivery on board.Our design didn't win an award for fast delivery [...]