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The first wave of tie-in products for director Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” film have arrived and they are brick-tacular. The debut LEGO set for the film, which stars a quartet of female comedians as the titular team, includes the Ecto-1 car and Ecto-2 bike as well as minifigures for the ‘Busters as well as their receptionist Kevin.
In addition to being fun for comic fans of all ages, LEGO playsets have earned a reputation for spoiling minor plot points about the films they tie-in with over the past year. The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” sets, “Ant-Man” sets and “Captain America: Civil War” sets all leaked information, ranging from the mundane to the giant (literally, in “Civil War’s” case). Knowing that, Ryan Reynolds recently took major issue with a few of “Deadpool’s” LEGO sets — kinda.
Last year LEGO released a 2,996-piece Marvel Super Heroes S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier playset that, while undeniably impressive, fell a bit short when came to the scale of the microfigures and jets compared to the flying fortress itself. However, a group of brick enthusiasts in Taiwan have tackled that problem head on by building their own massive Helicarrier.
Updated (6: 14 a.m.): Warner Bros. Interactive and Lucasfilm have now officially announced LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The original story continues below.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is heading our way in June, according to an apparently inadvertent listing on Xbox.com and a leaked trailer (below).
The news obviously shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, neither Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment nor developer TT Games had revealed the project was in the works. Expect official world later this morning, as Warner Bros. had tipped off media outlets that it would make a “massive announcement” today.
As impressive (and desirable) as LEGO ‘s 2,500-piece DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Classic TV Series – Batcave may be, it’s dwarfed by this mammoth 18,000-brick fan-built Arkham Asylum.
Built for Brickvention 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, it took LEGO enthusiast Dayton more than a year of planning and three months of actual construction.
This week LEGO kicked off a series of stop-motions shorts for its Star Wars toys, beginning with “Freeze Frame,” a lighthearted spot set in Cloud City. It’s a fun 15-second spot that, as it turns out, required a lot of work.
Brotherhood Workshop breaks down the laborious process in a fascinating video that takes us from the storyboards and the construction of the tiny carbon freezing chamber to the practical lighting effects and post-production work.
BB-8’s natural roundness doesn’t really lend itself for the bricky LEGO-verse, but the artists over at Bright Bricks managed to build a life-size LEGO version of everyone’s favorite droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the film’s premiere in the UK.
Bright Bricks uploaded the following timelapse video, which shows how the team managed to successfully build a full-size BB-8, with all the necessary curves:
A LEGO enthusiast has proposed the idea for a microscale version of Los Angeles’ Disneyland — in LEGO form — featuring miniature versions of 13 of the park’s attractions. It’s pretty great, but we wouldn’t be opposed if the “Star Wars” park was included as well.
To make the proposal a reality, you can cast your vote for Nick Calierti’s project over at LEGO ideas. Take a look at Calierti’s video below, which showcases the impressively detailed miniature sets:
Although images leaked last week, LEGO apparently wanted to hold off until today — the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the 1966 Batman series — to make it official: The LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Classic TV Series – Batcave will arrive in stores in March.
Along with the announcement arrives the first official images of the elaborate 2,500-piece set, which includes not just the Batmobile, Batcycle and Batcopter, but also a whopping nine minifigures.
Luke Skywalker could destroy an AT-AT with a tow cable, or a lightsaber and a well-placed bomb. But what’s it take to build an Imperial walker out LEGO — lots of LEGO?
BrickVault has the answer in this terrific time-lapse video that chronicles the construction of a 6,000-plus piece build that required 26 hours, two people, and a bit of trial and error.
Fans of the Caped Crusader may want to hold off on those LEGO Batman v Superman playsets, because you’re probably going to need all of that money (and more!) for the toymaker’s DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Classic TV Series – Batcave.
Confirming rumors, images have surfaced online (only to be promptly removed at LEGO’s request) of the impressive brick recreation of the Dynamic Duo’s secret lair from the 1966 Batman television series.
Bucky Barnes never looked as adorably brooding as he does in this shot-for-shot animated LEGO recreation of the trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Who’d have guessed a minifigure could emote so much pain and regret, or display such stubble?
It’s produced by the brothers behind the YouTube channel JimA73, who clearly devoted a lot of time to the project, replicating the trailer’s settings — the staircase sequence alone! — and even adding lighting effects and moving mouths. It’s pretty terrific.
I confess, I was a destructive child, laying waste to action figures, dolls and Little People playsets like a pint-sized, red-haired Godzilla, much to the dismay of my older brother. So perhaps it’s nostalgia that warms my heart as I watch this amazing video of exploding LEGO Star Wars sets, shot at 3,000 frames per second.
Although they aren’t quite LEGO Dragon Ball Z minifigures, these Figmes from Bandai are certainly the next-best thing to them.
Set for release in March in Japan, the first wave features Goku, Super Saiyan Son Goku, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Frieza and Cell.
The brick fanatic devoted a year to planning and constructing his own mind-blowing 7,500-piece replica of Han Solo’s legendary ship.