Nick Sweetman put together this awesome photo titled: “Friday Night Is Pizza Night.” I disagree, every night should be Pizza Night, especially a Lego Pizza Night. Just look at this charming Lego teenage Minifigure, it would make a great addition to any Lego City, or Modular setup. He is so happy to deliver your pizza on time, he doesn’t even properly box it beforehand.
Check out “Friday Night Is Pizza Night” over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legominifig/15174084157/
One Lego theme that you don’t see very often is the Ice Planet 2002 theme. This was the Lego Space theme from 1993 through 1994. It had a heavy emphasis on blue and white bricks. The theme contained a lot of white haired minifigures and the coolest (pun!) accessory ever made: the transparent orange chainsaw (6117). The High Velocity Ice Cutting Speeder (HiVICS), by A Plastic Infinity, is a cool MOC based on Ice Planet. This is a compact speeder in the SNOT style, with come really inventive use of Lego parts. For instance, the blue baseball cap and the Bionicle (?) pieces. The Lego hoses also lend a sleekness to the speeder that works well.
A Plastic Infinity used one customized Lego piece in this built. If you can spot it, make sure to go over to the Flickr page and let them know!
See the HiVICS, by A Plastic Infinity, over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/88919111@N04/12372917474/
A whole lot of new Lego sets have been revealed. Including seven new Lego Friends sets for 2014. Between these, and the new Disney Princess theme, the Lego Friends section is going to very popular next year. Besides these, there will be a variety of smaller sets that have not be announced yet. The main theme for this release seems to be focusing on outdoor activities.
Lego Friends Sunshine Harvest (41026) features a variety of farming stuff, including a tractor, garden, orchard tree, and roadside stand. Plus a cute dog.
Lego Friends Mia’s Lemonade Stand (41027) features one of those new Lego scooters, and an elaborate lemonade stand, which seems to take $100 bills. Lemonade sure is profitable in the Lego universe.
Lego Friends Emma’s Lifeguard Post (41028) features a lifeguard tower, and a cute dolphin.
Lego Friends Stephanie’s New Born Lamb (41029) features a tiny lamb, and a shearing shed. It looks like Stephanie and her lamb have won a few awards.
Lego Friends Heartlake Juice Bar (41035) is a pretty large juice bar, which has purple cherries, and pineapples.
Lego Friends Stephanie’s Beach House (41037) is a lovely yellow house. It comes with a wind glider, and what looks like a smartphone dock.
Lego Friends Sunshine Ranch (41039) is the mega set for the release. This ranch includes a pink barn and comes with a variety of horses, cats, chickens, and other animals.
These new Lego Friends sets will be released in 2014, and it looks like they will be out in the spring or summer. The new Lego Disney Princess theme is also being released soon, so keep an eye out.
Lego has been steadily releasing new Modular Buildings for the past few years. The recent, Palace Cinema (10232), and Town Hall (10224) have proven extremely popular. The newest set is the Parisian Restaurant (10243) which should be hitting shelves in the near future. Huw, from Brickset, has recently posted an early photo review of this highly anticipated set. The Parisian Restaurant comes with the now standard 3 step instructions. Which, should take anywhere from 5-9 hours to complete.
There are a whole lot of new and rare pieces included this time around. The most recognizable is the new Lego Scooter. This little red Vespa influenced scooter is extremely cute, and fits in perfectly with the Parisian Restaurant. Also included are a whole lot bricks in the new Olive Green Lego color. Since the whole building is based on this rare color, the Parisian Restaurant is probably the best source for these parts.
Featuring five Minifigures, a chef, waiter, two restaurant patrons, and the female scooter pilot. As usual, these included Minifigs all feature the classic smiling Lego head. I like to think of the blonde man as a Lego Owen Wilson.
Huw notes that the increased detail means that the Restaurant takes longer to build. All three floors are furnished, with the bottom floor featuring an impressive amount of details. From the fully tiled flooring, to the full kitchen, everything here looks great.
The Lego Parisian Restaurant is an excellent new entry in the Modular Building theme. The previous two seemed to be missing a certain spark for some fans, but this set has reignited their enthusiasum. The other good news is that there are no stickers this time around. Everything here is given the premium treatment from Lego.
“Modular buildings have come a long way since Cafe Corner, which was just an empty shell, haven’t they…”
Make sure to go read Huw’s full review, with many more photos and details over on Brickset:
More details (including video!) of the Parisian Restaurant can be found on LegoGenre here: http://everydaybricks.com/lego-creator-parisian-restaurant-10243-modular-building-revealed/
During Brickcon 2013 Lego has officially revealed the newest Modular Building, the Lego Creator Parisian Restaurant (10243). This is a very different modular then the recent releases from Lego. The building doesn’t completely fill (vertically) the 32 stud baseplate. Instead having a small outdoor patio on the roof of the first floor. The first floor is an extremely detailed parisian restaurant. With a small apartment (Murphy bed!) on the second floor, and an artist studio at the top. This set will come with 2,469 pieces at a price of $159.99. The Lego Creator Parisian Restaurant (10243) will be available to purchase in January 2014.
Check out the official Lego Design video here:
The Parisian Restaurant feels like it has been influenced by the rare Lego Market Street (10190) Modular Building. Although this new restaurant seems to avoid the problems that Market Street had. A more standard design that fits in with the other Modulars, and much more carefully thought out features. It looks like this set will fit in nicely with the latest Modular Buildings.
“Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!
It’s very busy in the Parisian Restaurant. As a scooter zips by, inside the waiter rushes between the tables as the nervous young man gets ready to propose with the ring! It’s just as hectic behind the scenes, with the chef busily preparing the food. This beautifully detailed building is the setting for so many stories and is a great addition to the modular building series. The Parisian Restaurant has a fully-stocked, blue and white tiled kitchen with tableware as well as a cozy apartment with pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace. On the top floor is the artist’s room with a studio that includes a cast iron heater, easel, paintbrush and two works of art by the aspiring artist. Outside, stairs lead down to the roof terrace lined with hanging lanterns and flowers where the diners eat alfresco-style. This amazing Parisian Restaurant model even includes a facade with croissants, clams and feather details that recapture the feel of Paris. Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.”
The Lego Creator Parisian Restaurant (10243) comes with an all new Moped style scooter. This new scooter alone is worth the full price. Vrooom…
Silvain, from Flickr, has created this futuristic hover bike out of Lego. There is a whole lot of detail and Lego pieces crammed into this little bike. The hover bike has been biult around an unofficial Lego piece, the BrickForge Tan Scooter. The Scooter does an admiral job blending in and looking like the official Lego pieces. There are also a few modified Lego pieces to assist with connections. And, a rare Lego Motorcycle Windshield from the 1980’s. This hover bike is fantastic.
Just remember to wear your helmets while flying the skies of New New York.
Check out the Valor Hoverbike over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/_zenn/7282199592/