Rule An Island With The New Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set

Lego has surprised their Pirates fans by announcing a new set. The Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) is the newest Lego Ideas release. It looks like the famous Black Seas Barracuda has been shipwrecked. But, the crew are making the best of it and turned the remains into a pirate island. With 2545 pieces, and 8 Minifigures. Lego has priced the set at $199.99/€199.99 with an April 1st release.

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set Box
Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set Box Back

This set has the greatest play feature Lego has ever released. The pirates can work together, fix up the wrecked Barracuda and take to the seas. All three sections can be removed from the island, and combined into a full remake of the Black Seas Barracuda. You could say the sandy island is a really fancy display stand.

The new ship has a lot in common with the original 1989 release. It is a remake but with a lot of details updated to more modern Lego building techniques. Some of those new details include a completely reworked bow and stern, a fully furnished interior, and a new curvier hull. The new Black Seas Barracuda is instantly recognizable, and yet almost completely new.

Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Ship
Pirates Of Barracuda Bay Island

Lego has revealed an updated new backstory for this set. Inhabiting this island is Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot, Tattooga, Pirate Twins Port and Starboard, Quartermaster Riggings, and Jack “Dark Shark” Doubloons. Also included are two prisoners, who have long since expired (skeletons). There is even a secret buried treasure that can be discovered.

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Cannons
Lego Pirates Fish Fight
Lego Pirates Island

“Rebuild into a classic:
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.”

You can check out the official product page here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/pirates-of-barracuda-bay-21322

Lego Pirates Of Barracuda Bay (21322) Set

If you are seeking more Pirate treasure, some may be found buried here: http://everydaybricks.com/category/pirates/

Winnie The Pooh And Blacksmith Featured In New Lego Ideas Review

Winnie The Pooh Featured In New Lego Ideas Review

Lego Winnie the Pooh is one of the next Lego Ideas sets. Featuring Poohs house in the 100 Acre Wood. The submitted design features a removable roof, with a fully furnished interior. It also features minifigures and brick built figures for Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, and Owl. It will be interesting to see what the official set will be, and if it will contain so many custom minifigs.

Blacksmith Featured In New Lego Ideas Review

Also approved by Lego is the Medieval Blacksmith. The announcement specifically complimented the colors and overall design. The submitted model is a rather large set. With removable roof/floors (like in the Modulars) and fully furnished interiors. This is an extremely detailed Blacksmith model and it will be interesting to see what Lego cuts out before the official release.

New Lego Ideas Review 2nd 2019

Lego also offered an update on the Anatomini project. They announced that ultimately they would pass on the design. It was a very cool project, but maybe some people don’t like to think about what is inside a minifigure…

Check out the full review here: https://ideas.lego.com/blogs/a4ae09b6-0d4c-4307-9da8-3ee9f3d368d6/post/a3c3feda-cd57-4c85-89b3-88315bc81dab

Clean Up Your Farm With Lego Stardew Valley

Lego Stardew Valley Farm MOC

Stardew Valley is a modern day classic video game about managing and running a farm. Heavily influenced by the Harvest Moon series, Stardew Valley has surpassed it in every way. Starting the game with an old run down farm, and eventually turning it into a virtual paradise is surprisingly relaxing. The Brick Art has created a great Lego Stardew Valley MOC for Lego Ideas. Here 1568 pieces combine into a modular farm. The huge selling point is the upgradable buildings and land. The whole build has also been built to scale, doing its best to match the video game. There has also been considerations taken to be able to add on or expand the farm. Maybe some day the local town, caves, and coast, will be created…

Lego Farm From Stardew Valley Video Game

Check out the Lego Stardew Valley over on Lego Ideas, the product idea has sadly expired, but will remain in our memories: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/222ba56b-aa9b-4215-8856-f25022404191

Buildings and Upgrades, Lego Stardew Valley Farm

Lego International Space Station Details – 21321

Lego International Space Station - 21321

Lego has revealed the International Space Station (21321). This Lego Ideas set was originally submitted by Christophe Ruge. This is one of the larger offerings in the theme with 864 pieces. The complete set encompasses the ISS, Space Shuttle, Soyuz, SpaceX Dragon, Starliner, and a few more spacecraft. There are also two microfigure Astronauts ready to do science. One of the coolest features about the set is that there are no stickers, everything is printed. Including all of those solar panels. The whole Space Station will retail for $69.99/£64.99.

Lego Ideas International Space Station 21321 Box
Lego Ideas International Space Station 21321 Box Back

“For over 20 years, the International Space Station has welcomed cooperation from different nations to achieve common goals that benefit all mankind. The largest spacecraft ever built, it continues to unlock discoveries not possible on Earth—and push the boundaries of human space exploration further than ever before.”

Lego Ideas International Space Station Details

Finally it turns out that the crew over at The Brothers Brick has published an exclusive early review, check it out over here: https://www.brothers-brick.com/2020/01/21/lego-ideas-feels-right-at-home-in-orbit-with-21321-international-space-station-review/

You can find the Lego ISS over at the Lego store here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/international-space-station-21321

A Lego Gumball Machine – Not For Human Consumption

Anthony Sejourne Lego Gumball
“I think this set can seduce a lot of people because it is an ancient and modern object at once, it can remember the childhood memories for some.

Je pense que cet ensemble peut séduire un grand nombre de personnes car c’est un objet ancien et moderne à la fois, il peut rappeler les souvenirs d’enfance pour certains.” — Anthony Séjourné

This cute little Lego gumball machine is a great retro styled MOC. It even features a spinning dial/handle. It does not take coins though, and the gum balls are not edible. This project is the work of Anthony Séjourné, who has a Lego Ideas page: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/166207
Anthony Sejourne Lego Gumball Machine

These Lego Classic Sega Arcade Machines Are Radical!

SpacySmoke Lego Classic Sega Arcade

Some of the most impressive Arcade Machines in the 1980s and 1990s were from Sega. They were the masters of the oversized deluxe cabinets. SpacySmoke has recreated some of the iconic cabinets in their Lego Sega Classic Arcade Machines series. These are built in scale for Minifigures. They would fit right in with the Lego Dimensions Midway Retro Gamer. A whole Lego arcade could be put built, where your Minifigs can spend Saturday nights.

There are four Sega Arcade machines. They are all based on the deluxe versions. One awesome detail is that these Lego MOCs replicate the movements of the real life cabinets. Out Run (one of the most famous racing games) features a Lego model that moves left and right. Just like the real game. Space Harrier (a weird shooter game) can move up, down, left, right and tilt. Thunder Blade (a helicopter game) can rotate. While Hang-On (a motorcycle game) tilts left and right.

SpacySmoke Lego Sega Classic Arcade Out RunSpacySmoke Lego Sega Classic Arcade Space HarrierSpacySmoke Lego Sega Classic Arcade Out Run Thunder BladeSpacySmoke Lego Sega Classic Arcade Out Run Hang On

Sega Arcade Machines Lego Ideas:

The Lego Sega Classic Arcade Machines, created by SpacySmoke, are up on Lego Ideas. So if you want to read more about them, and vote in support of the project check out this link: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96810

Red Dwarf Lego Ideas. Join Dave Lister, Arnold Rimmer, CAT and Kryten

Legobob32 Red Dwarf Lego Ideas

The British television show Red Dwarf has been floating through space for over 20 years. It is about time the crew get their own Lego Ideas set based on the cult comedy show. The Lego Red Dwarf set features an amalgamated interior of the ship, and references to a lot of classic episodes. The main design is based on Season X. It includes the famous bunk beds, posters, a sliding airlock, Holly Hop Drive, and Skutters. Also included in the Lego Ideas project is the Blue Midget, which is anything but small. There are six custom Minifigures, created by Minifigs.me, which includes: Dave Lister, Kryten, Arnold Rimmer, Daune Dibbley, CAT, and Ace Rimmer.

A neat thing you don’t always see is that this Lego Ideas project is listening to the comments and updating the design. The Blue Midget has had its front redesigned, a Talkie Toaster added, and improved Holly screens.

Legobob32 Lego Ideas Red Dwarf Minifigures

“Whether you’re a diehard fan of Red Dwarf, Adult, Child or just love Lego! There’s something here to enjoy for everyone.”

Legobob32 is the creator of this Red Dwarf Lego Ideas, you can go vote for the project here: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/142645

Legobob32 Red Dwarf Lego Set

The Massive Samurai Code Lego Project

Ben Pitchfork Samurai Code Lego Project

Lego MOCs come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the most remarkable are the also the largest. This is the Samurai Code; a gigantic MOC created by Ben Pitchfork. Just the cost to build something like this is something to marvel at. Thousands and thousands of Lego pieces make up this huge Japanese volcanic island. This project has a little bit of everything, a huge MOC, a Lego Ideas proposal, and time-lapse video.

Ben Pitchfork Samurai Code Lego Project Light

Featuring an ancient shrine (or samurai dojo), a huge mountain lake, multiple waterfalls, a volcano, beach, rope bridges, islands, steep cliffs, winding paths, and lots of little secrets. This is a masterpiece.

Ben Pitchfork Lego Samurai Code Detail Ben Pitchfork Lego Samurai Temple

The best part is the whole thing has been wired up with LEDs. Giving these twin peaks a whole new atmosphere in the dark. The lighting brings out new details, while creating dangerous shadows.

Ben Pitchfork Samurai Code Lego Project Night

Lego Ideas Samurai Code

A piece of the Samurai Code has been carefully recreated as a Lego Ideas project. Go vote!

“Recreate the old tales of traditional Japan with a highly detailed, yet realistic model of ancient Japanese architecture. Featuring one model that you can customize into an ancient shrine or a samurai dojo. Includes a cherry blossom tree, 2 decorative lanterns, and 3 minifigures with a horse.

Designed with lots of exterior and interior details, advanced building techniques, and inside lights for displaying. Unlike previous dojos, this is geared more for adult fans and displaying. There is a detachable roof to allow access and play ability also.” — Lego Ideas

Lego Ideas Samurai Code

Time-lapse Video

Also, make sure to check out this quick time-lapse video of the project going from concept to finished MOC. It shows off some great building secrets, such as hallow mountains…

If you need more details and more photos of the Samurai Code Lego MOC you can find that over here: Flickr, Lego Ideas, YouTube

Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) Build And Review

Swiss Ghostbusters's Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters 75827 Review

Swiss Ghostbusters got their hands on the upcoming Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) a few weeks early. The new set will be released in January 2016, at $350. They put together an extremely slick build and review video. This thing is huge.

“We are proud to present to you, just four weeks before the official launch, the official “Lego Ghostbusters Firestation Headquarter Set 75827 .” We want to share this joy with you and have made this short video review for you. In it you will see the building process of the set in a timelapse and a small review of the features of the Ghostbusters headquarters.

The pure building phase would take about 10-12 hours.
We had a lot of fun building this great set and we especially recommend it to any Ghostbusters fan.”

Swiss Ghostbusters is well known in the Lego community for creating the rejected Ghostbusters Headquarters over on Lego Ideas (CUUSOO) in 2014. You can catch up on the details of that over here: http://www.swissgb.ch/my-statement-on-the-release-of-the-lego-ghostbusters-firehouse-headquarters/

Source: http://www.swissgb.ch/lego-ghostbusters-firehouse-headquarters-set-75827-build-and-review/

An Official Lego Ghostbusters Headquarters (75827) Coming in 2016?

Lego Ghostbusters Headquarters Firehouse

It sounds like an official Lego Ghostbusters Headquarters (75827) will be released in 2016! Over on YouTube, just2good released this scoop (here). The upcoming set will be impressive. The Firehouse will contain well over 4,000 pieces and cost somewhere near $350. This puts it in the same category as the Deathstar or the recent Avengers Helicarrier in terms of scope. The whole thing should open up, and be relatively modular. It will be interesting to see if it can fit in with the ever popular Modular Buildings theme. Good news, even though the release is 2016, the wait won’t be too long. The Headquarters should be released on January 1st, 2016.

The image above is the super popular Lego Ideas Ghostbusters HQ that was not approved (here). The first images of this new set should be appearing soon.

https://youtu.be/NGcywvMPU_I