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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.
Remember that record-setting 250,000-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon built last year in Australia to celebrate Star Wars Day? Well, that’s nothing compared to what Legoland Malaysia has planned for this year’s festivities.
The Singapore theme park has enlisted master builders Daniel and Christopher Steininger, the team behind the project in Melbourne, to build an even bigger replica of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. How much bigger isn’t clear, as Today Online says only that it will be constructed out of “more than 200,000 bricks.”
Looking not only to different incarnations of Batman’s secret lair but also to other fan interpretations, the brick enthusiast spent two months creating a highly detailed Batcave that fills a vertical space (most models are horizontal), as if wedged into a chasm between massive rocks. There are platforms for the Batmobile and Batwing, an armory, a crime lab, a massive waterfall, and lots and lots of bats. However, that barely scratches the surface.
Following months of rumors and leaks, LEGO has at long last unveiled its first wave of Disney minifigures, which comes rolling into select retailers in May.
Priced at $3.99 each, the first collection of 18 minifigures features: Disney icons Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck; classic 1950s characters Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Peter Pan and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty; modern classics Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Genie from Aladdin and Stitch from Lilo & Stitch; and Pixar favorites Mr. Incredible and Syndrome from The Incredibles and Buzz Lightyear and Alien from Pizza Planet from Toy Story.
Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy LEGO, so why should they get all of the LEGO shirts?
That’s apparently the thinking of Japanese casual wear label Uniqlo, which has expanded its collection of licensed LEGO T-shirts to include designs for adults. (Well, for men; so far, there are no women’s tees in the collection. What’s up with that, Uniqlo?)
On the eve of the nationwide release of Dawn of Justice, LEGO Dimensions offers its own take on “Batman versus Superman” in this latest trailer.
With the arrival last week of the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can actually team up the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to defeat the evil Lord Vortech.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has debuted the first gameplay trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will not only retell the storylines from the blockbuster but also fill in some of the backstory.
The trailer offers a peek at some of the brand-new features, including Blaster Battles, in which players can use nearby objects and structures; Multi-Builds, in which players can use “available LEGO bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart and re-build them again to open up another”; and Flight Gameplay, which allows players to pilot iconic ships like the Millennium Falcon through arena-based battles and dogfights in space.
As if the long-planned opening of the 962-acre Shanghai Disney Resort on June 16 isn’t excitement enough, LEGO has announced it will launch the world’s largest LEGO store there, on the same day.
Measuring more than 10,700 square feet, the store will be located in Disneytown, the new shopping, dining and entertainment district just Disneyland. The flagship store will feature indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as large-scale LEGO models, including a replica of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
Superman and Aquaman can enter the fray — and the fun — in LEGO Dimensions with a new wave of expansion packs from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
With the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can introduce the Man of Steel and his wide range of powers — Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision and Super Strength — into the game. There’s also a Hover Pod, which can not only boost gameplay, but can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod.
The lights of Times Square just got a little bit brighter thanks to the Dark Knight… and LEGO.
On yesterday’s episode of “Good Morning America,” The Art of the Brick artist Nathan Saway unveiled a life-size replica of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s” Bat-Signal built entirely out of LEGO bricks. Standing over 7-feet tall, the floodlight is fully functional, meaning Commissioner Gordon (or, J.K. Simmons) could really use the toy prop to call Batman himself.