Briques Magazine Lego Case

Briques Magazine Lego Case

This Lego case is created by Galerie d’Antha. Who wanted a nice way to store and display their collection of Briques Magazine. A popular French Lego and Bricks themed publication. This box was designed to fit the first four issues perfectly. A lot of hard work and thought went into creating the box. A brick built logo is featured running across the top, which features an interesting technique. The curved shapes of the “U” and “S” have curved 1×1 flat plates set inside 1×1 holes. The finished effect is sort of like basic anti-aliasing. The box also features ten collections of printed bricks. They have been organized by theme: Travel, Transport, People, Information, Press, Space, Food, Animals, Time, and Text. There is even a vertical strip of printed tiles that list the date and website. The design can easily be replicated for future collection of issues. The finished Lego box is very interesting, and it looks great displayed.

You can read more details about this Briques Magazine Lego Case over here:

Monasterio de El Escorial – Lego Architecture

Gabriel Riutort's Lego Architecture Monasterio De El Escorial Box

The Lego Architecture line has proven to be extremely popular. Which has lead to a whole lot of people creating their own Architecture inspired creations. This is the Monasterio de El Escorial built by Gabriel Riutort. The Monasterio de El Escorial is a residence of the King of Spain, located in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Construction of the building started in 1563 and completed in 1584. The Lego version would be built from 1000+ bricks, and contain the whole landmark. The red roof of the monastery is extremely iconic, as is the symmetrical system of rooms surrounding the main building. Even the Gardens of the Friars is instantly recognizable. The best part is the inclusion of a mock box, set in the typical design of the Lego Architecture theme.

Gabriel Riutort's Lego Architecture Monasterio De El Escorial

You can check out more information about the Monasterio de El Escorial MOC, built by Gabriel Riutort, over on Flickr:

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…

Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Mini Minifigures Lego Super Heroes, The SHIELD Helicarrier 76042 Minifigures

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:

New Photos and Details for Lego Friends 2015

Some new photos and details have been released for the upcoming Lego Friends 2015. There are still two sets without any images released. Mia’s Sports Car (41091), and Unknown (41096). These official photos show off a lot more of the details of each set. For instance the Hot Air Balloon is made up of multiple pieces, which is great news. One thing is certain, there are at least as many pets/animals as there are Friends.

Lego Friends Animal Care Clinic 41085

Lego Friends, Animal Care Clinic (41085) has a merry-go-round, a rolling medical station, and grooming area.Lego Friends Vet Ambulance 41086

Lego Friends, Vet Ambulance (41086) has a little vehicle, tiny stretcher, and a hedgehog.

Lego Friends Rabbit Mother With Babies 41087

Lego Friends, Rabbit Mother with Babies (41087) features a rabbit habitat, and two tiny baby rabbits.Lego Friends Puppy Training 41088

Lego Friends, Puppy Training (41088) comes with a mini dog agility course.Lego Friends Foal Care Stable 41089

Lego Friends, Foal Care Stable (41089) comes with a baby horse (foal) and small enclosure.Lego Friends Olivia's Garden Pool 41090

Lego Friends, Olivia’s Garden Pool (41090) has a floaty, portable stereo, and water slide.Lego Friends Stephanie's Pizzeria 41092

Lego Friends, Stephanie’s Pizzeria (41092) comes with a charming brick oven, and a table for two.

Lego Friends Heartlake Hair Salon 41093

Lego Friends, Heartlake Hair Salon (41093) comes with a fully furnished hair salon, and two Friends.Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse 41094

Lego Friends, Heartlake Lighthouse (41094) is one of the nicest looking Friends sets, and doubles as an ice cream parlor.Lego Friends Emma's House 41095

Lego Friends, Emma’s House (41095) is Emma’s purple two story house, which comes with an art easel, blue bicycle, and 3 Friends figures. Lego Friends Heartlake Hot Air Balloon 41097

Lego Friends, Hot Air Balloon (41097) is going to be the hard to find set. The balloon pieces are very desirable for Lego fans, and the set comes with one of the rare male Friends figures.

Thanks to Just2Good for releasing these early images of the first Lego Friends 2015 wave.

Check out more details for the 2015 wave of Lego Friends here:

New Lego Friends 2015. Pets, Vets, Pools, and a Balloon.

Lego has a huge hit with their Lego Friends theme. It is quickly becoming one of their most important themes, right up there with Lego Star Wars, Lego Ninjago and Lego City. So it is no surprise that Lego Friends is getting its yearly update and the first new sets for 2015 have been revealed. This release is expanding Heartlake City. All of these new sets are great, with the Lighthouse, Hot Air Balloon, and Hair Salon standing out.

There are at least five Lego Friends 2015 sets where official images are still not available.

  • Rabbit Mother with Babies (41087)
  • Puppy Training (41088)
  • Foal Care Stable (41089)
  • Mia’s Sports Car (41091)
  • ??? (41096)

Lego Friends 2015. Animal Care Clinic 41085

Lego Friends, Animal Care Clinic (41085) features a super cute cat and dog attending the vet.

Lego Friends 2015. Vet Ambulance 41086

Lego Friends, Vet Ambulance (41086) is a companion set to the Animal Care Clinic, now the Vet can make emergency and house calls, plus it features a cute hedgehog.

Lego Friends 2015. Olivia's Garden Pool 41090

Lego Friends, Olivia’s Garden Pool (41090) is a cool heart shaped pool, perfect for summer afternoons. Plus it comes with a tiny turtle.

Lego Friends 2015. Stephanie's Pizzeria 41092

Lego Friends, Stephanie’s Pizzeria (41092) is a small pizzeria with a stone wood burning oven, and a cherry red delivery scooter.

Lego Friends 2015. Heartlake Hair Salon 41093

Lego Friends, Heartlake Hair Salon (41093) is a medium sized Lego set of a full hair salon. With various hair options, tiny scissors, and a really neat sign.

Lego Friends 2015. Heartlake Lighthouse 41094

Lego Friends, Heartlake Lighthouse (41094) is the second largest set of this wave. With a fully featured lighthouse, rowboat, and ice cream parlor.

Lego Friends 2015. Emma's House 41095

Lego Friends, Emma’s House (41095) is the big set, with a two story purple house, blue bike, and a little green bird.

Lego Friends 2015. Heartlake Hot Air Balloon 41097

Finally there is Lego Friends, Heartlake Hot Air Balloon (41097) which might be the most interesting set released. Check out that balloon, it looks like it has a lot of uses other then intended. It will be interesting to see where these pieces will turn up.

Thanks to Just2Good for releasing these early images of the first Lego Friends 2015 wave.

UPDATE! Check out new photos for the upcoming release here:

New Lego Disney Princess Sets for 2015, Including Frozen

Lego has had a massive hit with their Lego Friends theme. They quickly expanded it to include a new Disney Princess theme, and an upcoming Elves theme. The first wave of Disney Princess is currently on shelves, and a second new wave will be released in 2015. This release will include the super popular films Frozen and Aladdin. These new sets will more then likely sell out quickly.

New Lego Disney Princess, Frozen, Elsa's Sparkling Ice Palace 41062

Lego Disney Princess, Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle (41062) is based off of the Ice Castle in Frozen and will include Elsa and Anna. There is even a Lego Olaf.

New Lego Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty's Royal Bedroom 41060

Lego Disney Princess, Sleeping Beauty’s Royal Bedroom (41060) is the smallest set and features the famous spinning wheel.

Lego Disney Princess Jasmine's Exotic Palace 41061

Lego Disney Princess, Jasmine’s Exotic Palace (41061) is a small set that features Aladdin’s Jasmine and the cutest Rajah. The Gennie’s lamp is also hiding out.

Lego Disney Princess Ariel's Undersea Palace 41063

Lego Disney Princess, Ariel’s Undersea Palace (41063) is the big set for the theme. Featuring Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder from the Little Mermaid.

Usually these Lego Friends, and Lego Princess sets can be found on the “girls” isle at stores. Although some places (like Target) have been placing these with the rest of their Lego sets. Hopefully more stores will do this, as it makes finding these sets a whole lot easier.

Thanks to just2good and The Brick Fan for some of this early information.

Lego Simpsons House Officially Revealed (71006), with Design Video

Lego Simpsons Couch Gag

Lego has officially announced set 71006: The Simpsons House. With 2,523 pieces and 6 minifigures the $199.99 price tag is a little bit cheaper then most people expected. If you need a whole lot of beige, teal, and brown this set would be a great one to part out. The most surprising reveal is the release date, expect to see these around this February. Also, coming this spring will be a full Collectable Minifigures series, and a special Lego Simpsons episode in May.

Simpsons Lego House 71006Lego Simpsons House Overhead 71006

Lego Simpsons House Interior Details 71006

Lego Simpsons House 71006 Gif

The Lego Simpsons House (71006) will include minifigures for Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie Simpson and next door neighbor Ned Flanders. They have a fully decorated interior to play around in. With a family room, kitchen, garage, Bart and Lisa’s bedrooms, the Master bedroom, and two bathrooms. Even the iconic pink station wagon is included. The whole set is modular with removable roof, and floors. Also, the house can open to the side with hinges.

Simpsons House Lego Barts Room

Lego has put a whole lot of references and detail into this set. With Krusty the clown posters, Radioactive Man comics, Bart’s red hat, a TV with Itchy and Scratchy playing, family photos, a plutonium rod, borrowed furniture, El Barto graffiti, etc. This attention to detail is awesome and really helps to sell the Simpsons House. The biggest problem that Lego has here is that the minifigures are a hard sell. They made a decision to include weird half open “tired” eyes on four of the minifigures. Although it adds some personality to the playset everyone ends up looking like they are stoned. Argh. If I had to guess why Lego did this, I would say that the “open” eye minifigs will be in the upcoming Simpsons Collectable Minifigure series. Having to rebuy four minifigures at $2.99 is asking a lot. Ay, caramba!

Check out the official Lego Designers Video to see the Simpsons House in action. They spend a good amount of time showing the design process for the minifigures too.

The Simpsons™ House Designer Video:

Simpsons Lego Car

D’oh! The Simpsons™ House has been turned into LEGO® bricks!

Build The Simpsons™ House with detachable roof, modular design, car with dent, the famous family couch, 6 minifigures and so much more.

Recreate hilarious scenes from the classic animated TV series with The Simpsons™ House. Taken right out of Springfield, this amazing model is crammed with tons of LEGO® brick detail. Lift off the roof and open up the house to discover Homer and Marge’s big family bedroom including bed and Maggie’s crib, Bart’s room with his skateboard and Krusty the Clown poster, Lisa’s room with her favorite books, jazz poster and more, and bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and mirror. Lift off the top floor to reveal the fully-fitted kitchen with dining table, chairs, yellow and light-blue tiled floor and lots of pots, pans and other accessories. Then it’s into the living room with couch and TV playing Itchy and Scratchy, purple piano and more. Next to the house is the detachable garage, complete with workbench, tool rack, vacuum cleaner, broom, toolbox, tools and the family car, complete with dent (because only in a LEGO world are dents a plus!), opening trunk and ‘radioactive’ bar from the nuclear power plant. Step outside onto the terrace and you’ll find loads of cool items, including a grill, wheelbarrow and air conditioning unit with ‘Property of Ned Flanders’ decoration, sausages, 2 garden loungers, flowerpots, a shovel, 2 fruit cocktail glasses, Lisa’s camera, Bart’s skateboard ramp with ‘El Barto’ graffiti and an antenna on the roof. The Simpsons™ House is the perfect collector’s item for fans of all ages. Includes 6 minifigures: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders.
Ages 12+ 2,523 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £179.99 – DK 1,699.00 DKK

The box art for this release was leaked a bit early, check it out here:

The Lego Simpsons House (71006) Box Details

The Lego Simpsons House 71006 Box

Carlos S is back with another leaked photo from the upcoming Lego Simpsons House (71006). This time showing off what looks like the back of the box. Showcasing all the details and features. The interior is fully furnished which greatly adds variety to the more plain exterior. All the famous rooms are here. The family room with couch and TV, the kitchen, the various bedrooms, and even a nicely detailed garage. The pink car that the Simpsons drive is even present. 742 Evergreen Terrace certainly looks interesting. Lego has never really released something like this.

The Lego Simpsons House box photo can be found here:

More details can be found here: Revealed: The Simpsons House (71006) in Lego!

Revealed: The Simpsons House (71006) in Lego!

Lego The Simpsons, The Simpsons House 71006

An official Lego Simpsons theme has been rumored for a while now. It seems that the current plan is to release one huge Simpsons themed set in 2014, and a whole wave of collectible minifigures. The good news is that huge set has just been revealed. Carlos S, of Eurobricks, recently leaked a box photo of the Simpsons House. This is a huge set. With 2523 pieces and 5 minifigures it is looking like this set will be priced around $200-$250. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Flanders are all included with unique head sculpts. The translation from 2D to 3D can be a little funny, but these figures look very similar to the popular Simpsons Action Figures from 2001-2004.

This theme is being marketed to teenagers and adults. Which means that the build is detailed. The whole house will be modular with removable floors and roof, and can even be opened from the side. What is inside are currently unknown, but if you look at the leaked box photo closely, you can see that it will be furnished. The details here look to be very accurate to the show. Check out the photo below from the television show for comparison.

Now if you will excuse me, I’m going to watch a million Simpsons episodes on DVD.

The Simpsons House

Lego, The Simpsons House (71006) photo:

The back of the box has also been leaked, check it out here: The Lego Simpsons House (71006) Box Details