The World’s Greatest Minifigures. The Lego Fantastic Four!

Misha Mishin's Lego Fantastic Four

Lego may never get around to releasing Fantastic Four based Minifigures, but that doesn’t stop people from obtaining their own. With a recent appearance in the Lego Marvel Super Heroes video game there is some hope that these may one day be official. These four Minifigs are actually extremely well done “knock offs” by Sheng Yuan, and are sold individually. These Minifigures are a part of a greater Fantastic Four themed release, featuring Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, The Thing, Flaming Human Torch, Pyro, Silver Surfer, and the great Dr. Doom. These are surprisingly detailed, with the Thing being the break out star of the bunch.

Misha Mishin's Lego The Hulk and The Thing

Check out some photos of the Lego Fantastic Four, by Misha Mishin, over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/misha-mifody/16814867387/

And, there are some more details about the Sheng Yuan Minifigures here: http://mybrickstore.blogspot.com/2014/10/lego-fantastic-four-by-sheng-yuan.html

Lego Minions! Minions! Minions!

Yatkuu's Lego Minions! Party

Feeling like the wait is way too long for another Despicable Me? Thats okay, because the Lego community has been creating a whole lot of Lego Minions. There are Minions Parties, Mini Minions, Minion Maids, Batman Minions, and many many more. LegoGenre even has a whole section of these creations. The newest entry into the series is this collection of Minions! created by Yatkuu. My favorite of the bunch are the SuperHero themed Minions. Captain America and Batman Minion are instantly recognizable and hilarious. These little dudes have an interesting story:

“This series of Minions was inspired by my Nerdly-Minion and started as a project for the LEGO Store community window in Raleigh, NC. I meant to put these up on display for the release of the movie “Minions” due in July 15. I think the kids would have liked it. 

Unfortunately, for reasons that I can’t really comprehend TLG decided to revisit the rules of the community windows and as a result these little guys will probably never see a LEGO store from up-close. Too bad.”

Yatkuu has been kind enough to post instructions for these guys, which you can find over on BrickFanatics: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/do-you-wanna-build-a-minion/

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Check out these Lego Despicable Me Minions! over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yatkuu/15635280373/

And, if you are looking for more Minions check out this link: http://everydaybricks.com/?s=minions&submit=Search

The Chicken Buster, A Hulkbuster Parody

Peter C's Lego Chicken Buster

“Did you know there is also a Thor buster, Magneto buster, even Galactus buster? Why not a Chicken buster?” — Peter C.

There have been a lot of Lego Hulkbusters over the past few years, most of them great. It is about time we get the other Busters. First up a Chickenbuster. It looks like Tony Stark woke up late, and grabbed the wrong helmet. He is ready to turn some villains into omelets. Look out. The Chicken Buster is the creation of Peter C, who is having a good time creating new ways to mock the Hulk.

You find the Chicken Buster, built by Peter C. over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29882140@N03/16406337490/

Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Cost & Set Comparison

A Side Of Ham's Lego Set Comparison 2015

Lego recently revealed the massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) will be almost 3,000 pieces, with a $349.00 price tag. It can be really difficult to imagine the size of the larger Lego sets, and the box artwork doesn’t help. Chris McVeigh (Powerpig), of A Side of Ham, has created a really nifty comparison between the Helicarrier and some of the other large Lego releases. So in the end, it looks like the Helicarrier = 3 Modulars wide. Whoa.

Check out the full size set comparison chart over on A Side of Ham: http://powerpig.tumblr.com/post/109770763981/the-reveal-of-legos-76042-the-shield-helicarrier

The Massive SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) Is Ready For Take Off

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Box
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.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Profile

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.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042

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.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Open

One of the coolest details is the fully detailed bridge. With the Microfigures it is looking semi-accurate to the film version.

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Bridge

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…

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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)


Also, make sure to watch the Lego Design Video embedded above or over here: http://youtu.be/3O422YCyzjs

The Lego Super Friends Project: 31 Custom Figures

JustJon's Custom Lego Super Friends, Superheroes

The Lego Friends figures have proven to be extremely customizable. These 31 custom figures that make up the Lego Super Friends Project prove just that. Created by JustJon, this project was revealed over the 31 days of July. In order to curate a list of possible customs figures, social media was heavily used to reach a wide audience with a wide variety of opinions. The 31 superheroes contain a good mix of characters from DC Comics and Marvel Comics. These figures were made with the use of Lego Minifigures accessories, hair pieces, and a little bit of paint. The larger size (compared to a Minifigure) makes it a whole lot easier to do custom paint work.

“I began the project surreptitiously by posing the question “Who is your favorite super heroine?” on my social networks. I took note of the characters people named and started creating a list on my white board, with the left side containing numbers for the days they were released on and the right side a list of potential characters to make. Once I began creating the custom minifigures, I made sure that each fit into the role of super heroine (as some people did request villains), that no character would be repeated in alternate costumes, and that I would release one per day for the entire month of July. I tried to vary the characters to appease to different audiences and keep things interesting for myself by using characters who were well known in the popular culture and those who were lesser known.” — JustJon

The complete roster of the Lego Super Friends Project includes: Supergirl, Phoenix, Black Widow, Sue Storm, Polaris, Storm, Batgirl, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Captain Marvel, X-23, Stargirl, Zatanna, Psylocke, Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Mary Marvel, Catwoman, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman, Saturn Girl, Dazzler, Firestar, Kabuki, Hawkeye, Black Cat, Gamora, Jubilee, Black Canary, Hit-Girl, and Raven.

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The creator of this project, JustJon, has opened up an Etsy store where some of these custom figures (and more) are available for purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/justjon

More details on the Lego Super Friends Project can be found here: http://www.justjon.net/lego/the-lego-super-friends-project/

I am Lego Groot

Almost everybody’s favorite Guardian of the Galaxy is Groot. This character has an interesting past, he started out as a villain all the way back in 1960. He didn’t reform his ways until he met Peter Quill (Starlord). It turns out that Groot is a Monarch (Floral Colossus) from Planet X. With the recent rise in popularity comes a whole lot of Lego MOCs. Not surprisingly most of them are trying to recreate the dancing “baby” Groot scene at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are just a few of the many Lego Groots out there:

Tyler's Lego Groot, I am Groot

“I am Groot” is the creation of Tyler (Legohaulic), and can be viewed over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legohaulic/14885786161/

Sean and Steph Mayo's Lego Baby Groot

Sean and Steph Mayo created “Baby Groot” and can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legocy/15909759895/

Sparkytron's Lego Groot

There is also the super cute “LEGO Groot” created by Sparkytron over on DeviantArt: http://sparkytron.deviantart.com/art/LEGO-Groot-479615477

Chris McVeigh's Lego We are Groot

And finally, Chris McVeigh has created the awesome “We are Groot” (Brick Sketch #32), which can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/powerpig/14978763016

LegoGenre | 00398: “Iron Man! Can I get a picture for the paper?”

LegoGenre: “Iron Man! Can I get your picture for the paper?”

“Iron Man! Can I get your picture for the paper?”