Tigers, Elephants, And Bears! The Lego Animal Stackers.

Adam Dodge Lego Animal Stackers

Here is a super fun project. These are the Animal Stackers, created by Adam Dodge. They are based on 3×3 cubes and feature a single stud on top. Allowing them to easily stack on one another. A sort of Lego Totem. This series has 2 sets of six. The North American set contains an Owl, Raccoon, Moose, Polar Bear, Beaver, and a Narwhal. The African set contains a Monkey, Tiger, Elephant, Panda, Rhino, and a Crocodile. There are also a few Stackers on their own, such as the Eagle and Penguin.

Adam Dodge Lego Animals

Check out the Lego Animal Stackers by Adam Dodge here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sasklegousers/32268227165/

Lego Hub: Birds (4002014) Exclusive Employee Set

Brickset Lego Hub Birds 4002014 Employee Set

For this holiday season Lego has gifted some of their Employees an exclusive set. The Lego Hub: Birds (4002014) set features 487 pieces and is not averrable in stores. But, if you are lucky enough you may find a few of these listed for sale around the internet, but be prepared for high prices. This cute little set is in a new Lego Hub theme, which refers to employee offices (hubs) around the world. This may be a clue that more of these exclusive sets will be given away in the future. There is one bird per major Hub. There are five birds represented here, with what looks like a Sparrow, Stork, Swan, Robin, and an Eagle. If you have more information on the specific species of bird, please let us know.

This set is a great compliment to the new Lego Ideas: Birds (21301) release. Details here: http://everydaybricks.com/lego-ideas-birds-21301-official-details/

EBay Lego Hub Birds 4002014 Employee Set

Information on this set has appeared on Ebay: http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeigen/s-anzeige/lego-exclusive-birds-hub-set-inkl-geschenkkarte/268088991-23-2053

With some additional information and images from Brickset: http://brickset.com/article/13383/2015-employee-gift-set

The Lord of the Rings, the Tower of Orthanc (10237) Reviewed @ Eurobricks

Rufus's The Tower Of Orthanc Review 1

The first full review for the new Lego, the Lord of the Rings, the Tower of Orthanc (10237) has been released, and it is over at Eurobricks. Rufus has written up a super cool review, showcasing every tiny detail of this towering tower. Oddly enough Lego has made two conflicting sets in the same release. To put it bluntly the Wizard Battle (79005) is a mini version of the Tower of Orthanc. So, if you cannot afford the full price, the smaller mini set is a good alternative. As Rufus points out in his review, the white wizard Saruman is actually different in both sets, meaning that if you are a completist then you will need both.

Rufus's The Tower Of Orthanc Review 2

Rufus's The Tower Of Orthanc Review 3

The Tower of Orthanc is a full six floors, with 2,359 pieces, and really is one of the tallest Lego models to date. It measures 28″ tall (71cm), which is over 2 feet! The inclusion a fully posable and working brick built Ent is wonderful. And although, the inclusion of an Eagle is also great, it is a shame that it is a molded figure. At least it can be replaced with the Lego Creator Fierce Flyer (31004) which makes a great brick built eagle.

The overall opinion is that this is a great set from Lego, which features an unbelievable amount of black bricks. The price to brick ratio (8.5¢) is also reasonable, which is rare for a licensed set.

Rufus's The Tower Of Orthanc Review 4

Go read the full review at Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=83553
More information about the Tower of Orthanc can also be found at: http://everydaybricks.com/lego-tower-of-orthanc/

New The Lord of the Rings Lego sets on sale now: 79005, 79006, 79007 & 79008

The second series for the Lord of the Rings Lego theme is now available for sale on Amazon.com. These sets help to fill out a lot of the missing characters from the first release. Such minifigures as Elrond, Arwen, Saruman, Gandalf the White, the Mouth of Sauron, the King of the Dead, and many others. These sets are great, and it looks like the Tolkien themes may have many more updates in the future. You can even get an exclusive Lego Eagle that can help you set up plot holes and your favorite Deus ex machina! (HAHA!)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: The Wizard Battle (79005)

The Lord of the Rings: The Wizard Battle (79005)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: The Council of Elrond (79006)

The Lord of the Rings: The Council of Elrond (79006)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: Battle at the Black Gate (79007)

The Lord of the Rings: Battle at the Black Gate (79007)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: Pirate Ship Ambush (79008)

The Lord of the Rings: Pirate Ship Ambush (79008)

Lego Tower Of Orthanc

Lego Tower Of Orthanc, from Brickset

Lego Lord of the Rings gets a new mega set this summer with the Tower of Orthanc (No. 10237). Poor old Saruman will have to live his downfall over and over again. Isengard has never looked better at 2,359 pieces. This will certainly take the majority of a day to build, which is not a problem. The problem is that at 6 floors tall, totaling over 2 feet tall (28in or 73cm), most people will not have room to display this set without having to specifically make room for it. Make sure to check out the the designers video below!

Lego Tower Of Orthanc Details

The Tower of Orthanc will come with minifigs for Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf, a random Uruk-hai, and an Orc Pitmaster. Not only that but you will get a rare Great Eagle, and a brick build Ent. You can now reenact all of your favorite scenes, such as the great wizard battle and defeat of Gandalf. One of the rooms of this great tower contains the Palantír of Orthanc (with a light brick!), where Saruman communicates directly with Sauron. You can even reenact Gandalf’s call for help, with a Great Eagle rescuing him just in time. Or, the fall and destruction of the tower as the Ent join battle with the evil Orcs. This set is full of fun details. Hopefully soon, we will get a Treebeard figure that we can add to the battle.

Lego Tower Of Orthanc Palantir from Brickset

Many more images can be found at Brickset’s Flickr page.


The first review of the Tower of Orthanc has been released: http://everydaybricks.com/lord-of-the-rings-tower-of-orthanc-reviewed/