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You can call it a premonition or an uncanny coincidence, but we call this life-size LEGO replica of Captain America’s shield — with one minor modification — pretty spectacular.
Weeks before Marvel set the Internet alight with that big revelation in Wednesday’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, LEGO enthusiast Taylor Walker constructed this Hydra shield for the Sentinel of Liberty.
We’ve seen barely a trickle of Spider-Man merchandise tied to Captain America: Civil War, such as the recently revealed Funko Pop! figure and the Hot Toys Cosbaby, but you can rest assured the floodgates are about to open.
USA Today offers a first look at just some of the products on the horizon featuring the well-received new wall-crawler (played by Tom Holland), ranging from the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes “Tanker Truck Takedown” set (which also includes minifigs of Captain America, Vision and Hawkeye) to Hasbro’s Civil War Miniverse pack, which will feature Spider-Man alongside Black Panther, Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Iron Man and Ant-Man.
Located in Disneytown, just outside the new Shanghai Disneyland, the company’s first anchor store in Asia measures more than 10,700 square feet, and stretches across two floors. Within that space are large-scale models of Disney, Marvel and Pixar characters (it is Disneyland, after all), an enormous dragon, and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
With Apocalypse’s declaration that “Everything they built will fall,” it was only a matter of time before somebody created a LEGO version of the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer. Oh, who are we kidding? A LEGO version was pretty much inevitable, no matter what the ancient mutant said.
The Star Wars franchise is jam-packed with iconic scenes, but few reach the dizzying heights of the Cloud City lightsaber duel in The Empire Strikes Back, which ends with Darth Vader revealing that he’s Luke Skywalker’s father. That moment could be immortalized as a LEGO set, with a bit of support.
“LEGO Dimensions” just got a little bigger. Thanks to the release of three new Fun Packs, Batman villain Bane, “Ghostbusters'” Slimer and Lloyd from “LEGO Ninjago” have joined the fray, complete with buildable characters, rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets with special in-game abilities. These three Fun Packs will conclude Wave 5, though more expansion packs are on the way.
With the Bane Fun Pack, players can activate the character’s Hazard Protection, Big Transform or Super Stealth abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies, while his 3-in-1 Drill Driver — which can be rebuilt into the Bane Dig ‘n Drill and the Bane Drill ‘n Blast — boosts gameplay and enables in-game ability upgrades.
Mos Eisley may be, as Obi-Wan Kenobi once warned, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but it looks downright adorable in LEGO form.
Australian brick fanatic Joshua Morris offers a snapshot of the Tatooine spaceport with this 4-foot by 6-foot Star Wars diorama. We’re permitted a peek inside Challum’s Cantina mere moments after Obi-Wan separated a customer from his arm, while outside C-3PO and R2-D2 await Luke Skywalker (“We don’t serve their kind!”) even as Imperial Stormtroopers patrol the streets.
In celebration of Star Wars Day, Legoland Malaysia has unveiled a 200,000-brick replica of the Millennium Falcon that the theme park claims is the world’s largest.
Announced early last month, the nearly 16-foot by 12-foot model was constructed Legoland visitors, led by father-and-son master model builders Dan and Christopher Steininger over a period of 30 hours.
If you’re looking for a different take on the classic Batman vs. Superman storyline, look no further than LEGO builder Thorsten Bonsch’s recent brick creation.
“In my opinion, they take the whole Superman and Batman theme too serious, therefore I wanted to build something lighthearted,” writes the builder in a Flickr description. “After being tired of fighting in Metropolis, Bruce and Clark continue to do so in Smallville, until they damage Kent’s barn and Martha Kent puts an end to the fight. She allows the ‘boys’ to settle their differences in a one-on-one game.”
Although it’s certainly looks large enough to have been constructed on Kuat, the Imperial Star Destroyer Tyrant is actually a custom LEGO build by brick fanatic doomhandle.
“The Tyrant is over 56 inches (1.4m) long and weighs approximately 70 lbs (32kg) with a full load (the interior adds a lot of weight). That makes it about 20 inches longer — and quite a few times heavier — than the classic LEGO UCS version. That’s the official 2014 LEGO Star Destroyer in the foreground above, for comparison.”
In Cloud Cuckoo Land, there are no rules, which means you’re free to, say, build an enormous Princess Unikitty out of LEGO bricks.
That’s exactly what Christopher Bartneck did, creating a “life-size” (nearly 6-foot) homage to the half-unicorn, half-anime kitten dynamo from The LEGO Movie. “It took several months from planning to finish,” he writes, “and [I] never used as many pink bricks in my life.”
With a reboot of Voltron debuting this summer, it’s likely we’ll see plenty of merchandise arrive in its wake. However, some old-school members of the Galaxy Alliance prefer their super robots with an ’80s flair. For them, there’s a more classic take on the Defender of the Universe, submitted to LEGO Ideas.
When they call it a big, uh, freakin’ gun, they’re not kidding around.
YouTuber ZaziNombies, who builds LEGO replicas of video game weapons, has at last turned his attention to Doom‘s famous BFG 9000, and the results do not disappoint. Measuring more than 3 feet long, and weighing about 20 pounds, it required more than 5,000 bricks to construct.
If Han Solo can survive carbon freezing with only temporary side effects, surely the ol’ scoundrel can endure being turned into solid gold. Right?
JerryRigEverything puts that to the test with a LEGO Star Wars minifigure, under Darth Vader’s watchful eye, of course. In the video below, the jeweler shows how he encased the tiny Corellian pilot in plaster, in a scene reminiscent of The Empire Strikes Back, then vaporized the figure in a 2,000-degree furnace. Luckily, that last part never occurred to the Sith Lord or Jabba the Hutt.
If ever there were a must-have fashion accessory, it’s Tony Stark’s Iron Man glove, so beautifully showcased in the Captain America: Civil War trailers. Unwilling to wait for technology and couture to get their acts together and produce the real thing, Travis Polad created one of his own — out of LEGO.