The DSN is digging for Iron ore in this Lego Mine created by General Hughes. The Iron Mine is also known as the Jean Douglas Memorial Base inside the DSN. This build is a part of the Decisive Action 4, a collection of Lego MOCs that are creating a fictional world. The whole scene fits in a 20×20 stud base, but expands way up, 3 feet up! In the lower most level is the Ore Transport system responsible for transporting the minerals from tunnel to tunnel. The green LED lighting looks really great here, and helps to highlight the stone/cave design. On the second level is the main mining operation. The green lights being used again to highlight the giant drilling system. The third level reveals that the iron ore is being transported via rockets. The red LEDs help to differentiate this man made level from the lower green lit caves. Finally on the surface you can find the rocket being loaded up with ore from below. A perspective built micro city can be found on the hills, and a brick built background reveals other rockets blasting off.
There is going to be a new Lego Minecraft wave of sets released. The summer 2015 sets will arrive in August (although you will probably see them pop up a week or two early). It looks like there will be 2 smallish sets, and 2 large sets. It is interesting that there are no small impulse buy sets. The Lego Minecraft line is not the most affordable, and this release continues that trend. Two of these new sets will see the first Minifigures of Alex. The female counterpart to Steve. Maybe someday she will be able to sell a set all my herself. The new Snow Golem looks extremely goofy, and it’s good to see the famous Minecraft Wolf represented. The big mystery (at least for me) is the 154 graffitied all over the Nether set. If you know what it means, let me know in the comments.
The Dungeon (21119) is the smallest set and comes with Steve and 2 Zombies.
The Snow Hideout (21120) is a medium sized modular set with Steve, a Creeper and the all new Snow Golem.
The Desert Outpost (21121) is a large modular set, with Alex, Steve, a Wolf, and 2 Skeletons.
Finally, the big set this summer is The Nether Fortress. Featuring Alex, Steve, a Zombie Pigman, a Ghast, and Blaze.
Be on the lookout in August for these new Lego Minecraft sets.
Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play first person shooter. The whole economy for the video game is sustained by an elaborate real world market for hats. Everything from iPod earphones to Sam & Max caps. The game has a certain timeless charm to it, and that is because it has some great art design. The cartoonish look translates into Lego pretty well. CaptainInfinity has created this MOC diorama titled Upward. Based on one of the most famous and popular levels in Team Fortress 2.
Upward depicts the epic struggle between team Blue and team Red. It appears that team Red is currently in the lead, as 1 of the Blue team members has met their untimely end. Thats not even counting the Spy sneaking up on the Sniper. There are a few details in this MOC that really stand out. The “Red” billboard is a good example of some advanced building techniques. Especially that “R.“ The other charming detail is the skeletal remains buried underneath the mine.
The Lone Ranger sets keep coming, and this time the Brothers Brick has a great review of The Lone Ranger: Silver Mine Shootout (79110) set. At first glance this set doesn’t seem all that impressive. Although, this set features an extremely large amount of play features, and sloped bricks. Most of what it offers is very hard to photograph. The five minifigs included here are the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Chief Big Bear, Butch Cavendish, and Skinny Kyle. This set goes together well with the Stagecoach Escape. This Lego Lone Ranger theme is actually a pleasant surprise. Not one set seems to be filler. Make sure to check out the video review!