A bicycle can offer a feeling of freedom unmatched by almost any other vehicle. If I could ride a bike all day I would. This Lego Bicycle Automaton, created by parsom, offers just that fantasy. The first thing you notice is that the automaton feature is on full display. The design mimics the design of a bike, with a chain and two wheels. By turning the small crank the Minifigure will start riding, with wheels turning and the background changing. Every season is represented, it doesn’t matter if it is sun or snow, nothing will stop a good bike ride. This Lego MOC is up on Lego Ideas, so make sure to vote for it if you want to see something like this released by Lego. There is also a video to check out (below), which shows how everything works.
Four powerful mages have been fighting it out, and it has come down to one final battle. Each mage is fighting to protect and expand their own season. This is a Battle of the Seasons, a Lego MOC created by Blue Builder. The whole scene took over four months to build, but took over two years to plan. With 73 Minifigures this battle will change the world. The idea for this build was inspired by the Heroes of Might and Magic video game series. Real time strategy games that are well known on the PC. The spring warriors feature humans, fauns, fairies, and even a dragon. The summer time is mostly humans with pegasus and other winged creatures. Fall warriors include snakes, wolves, minotaurs, and orcs. And, the deadly winter army is mostly undead, skeletons, vampires, and ghosts. The whole scene is centered around a magic scroll, setting the scene with some text: “In a battle of might and magic who will prevail…”
A neat feature in this Lego MOC is the lighting effects. Hidden behind the scroll, in the center, are multi-colored LEDs. They shine up through the transparent bricks, representing magic rivers. All combining in the center where the winners crown is perched.
Mr. Brick and Friends go on a lot of adventures. This time these three bricks are on a roadtrip to the beach in their bright yellow convertible. Created by EVCreations, “Mr Brick & Friends at the beach” is a great Lego MOC. The yellow convertible car is gloriously proud of its studs. It features headlights, a windshield wiper, and a green interior. The vehicle is just wide enough to fit three. Mr. Brick and the other two are great examples of mixing Duplo into the Lego system. The Lego Mixels ball joints and printed eye tiles and pieces go a long way to giving these three expressions. Another great detail is that the background beach scene is just a few pieces of paper, and a tan cloth. Simple yet perfect.
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.
Summer time is here and a good portion of us will be visiting the beach. Even Minifigures need to take a vacation. This MOC, built by zaberca, is titled Beach House 2. The whole thing was originally designed digitally, but when building it in person the project changed quite a bit. Which is great, because this house is impressive. The house itself is built using a lot of SNOT techniques. Make sure to check out the details on the top floor, which is built sideways compared to everything else. This helps give the structure a distinctly modern design.
The interior is fully furnished, and puts most (real) homes to shame. These Minifigs have style.
Lego Ninjago Rebooted will be released in 2014. With a whole slew of new Lego sets, and an all new TV show. The first official trailer is out now. Taking place in the hi-tech “New Ninjago City.” It looks like this newest version of Ninjago has gone cyber-punk.
“Time has passed and the Ninja have found they’ve become obsolete in this new hi-tech world. The 2014 season of Ninjago will take the ninja beyond anything they would have ever expected … and even thought possible.
The Ninja will be pushed to their limits as they face new digital threats and gain new allies in New Ninjago City.
All new episodes of Ninjago will premiere in 2014. A ninja never quits… Ninjaaaaa-GO!!!”
Ninjago is back for 2014. They have been on a bit of a hiatus since the debut of Lego Legends of Chima. Lego has repeatedly said that Ninjago would be coming back, and the new wave looks like it will be focusing on Robotics / Androids. This has easily been the craziest Lego theme in years. Often featuring Ninjas fighting dragons, skeletons, lizards, reptiles, and demons. Now the Masters of Spinjitzu can add Nindroids, the robotic ninja villains to that list. Convenient as it was recently reveled that Zane happens to be a Nindroid. These new sets are keeping Ninjago crazy busy.
Lego Ninjago Kai Fighter (70721) looks like Kai and General Cryptor will fight it out with a Ninja (Jet) Fighter.
Lego Ninjago OverBorg Attack (70722) will feature Lloyd and OverBorg fighting with motorcycles.
Lego Ninjago Thunder Raider (70723) will feature Cole and Jay taking on a Nindroid. Cole’s Earth Mech looks pretty nifty.
There are also rumors of an additional four sets coming in 2014. Nindroid Mechanical Dragon (70725), Air Breaks (70720), NinjaCopter (70724), and Destroyers (70726). It will be interesting to see how weird these new sets will be.