Sunday, January 21, 2018
[Source: Nuju Metru]
Today we're going back to 2017 for another set review, one that escaped us before we replaced our calendars in the new year. BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru is sharing his thoughts on 75880 McLaren 720S from the Speed Champions line - a nice small set that's striking in its form and design. Let's go find out if the model is as sweet as the supercar it's based on with Aaron's text and image review!
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Bfa Plays With Dragons
Thanks to my lack of knowledge when it comes to the Harry Potter universe, I incorrectly said that the last episode of Bfa Plays: LEGO Harry Potter featured the first task in the Triwizard Tournament. It didn't, which means in Episode 23: Reducto ad Absurdum
, our hero actually does face off against a dragon in the hopes of completing said task. Go give it a watch and then head on over to the discussion topic
to share your thoughts on it and tell Bfahome what he should play next! And don't forget to check back in a couple of weeks for the next episode!
Friday, January 19, 2018
Early Bionicle Lore Resurfaces
One of the earliest pieces of licensed Bionicle merchandise was the Quest for the Masks trading card game, featuring three starter packs and booster packs you could buy to build a deck and play your friends. In the starter packs was a booklet titled, 'The Legend of Mata Nui,' featuring information about the Toa, the Kanohi, the Turaga, and the island of Mata Nui. Since it predates most of the books and comics and probably had a longer lead time to develop, some of the lore it shares reflects an earlier version of the story we all love. If you're interested in checking it out, Pereki has shared images of the booklet
that everyone can read! Once you're done make sure to thank them and let us know what you think in the topic!
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Day of the Departed Hiatus
Ninjago mastermind Tommy Andreasen recently shared Chapter 12 of Day of the Departed
, his Ninjago fanfic that is officially unofficial. It looks like this may be the last installment we see for a little while though, as real life appears to be catching up with Tommy. Have no fear though! Once he has a few more chapters ready to go we'll start seeing them again, so stay tuned to see how things progress!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Champions Come to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
Showing how up to date TT Games is with the comic books that inspire their games, the latest LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 DLC boasts characters and teams that have made a name for themselves fairly recently. From the Champions to Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, this DLC character pack turns its eye to the next generation of heroes that have set out to make a name for themselves. See more details in their tweet
, which includes Viv Vision and an homage to the cover of Vision issue #11.
Brickworld Chicago 2018 Registration is Open
Those of you interested in attending Brickworld Chicago
2018 should know that registration is now open. If you haven't attended before, this is a great chance to get in on one of the largest Lego fan conventions in the country. With roughly a thousand registered attendees every year, this and our perennial favorites Brickfair Virginia are the two largest AFOL events in the country.
LEGO has uploaded several new videos to their YouTube channel that might be of interest to Ninjago fans! First, the recap miniseries LEGO Ninjago Decoded
(previously only available on the Cartoon Network app) is now available to everyone. In these ten episodes, each eleven minutes long, the ninja take over Master Wu's record-keeping duties by backing up Zane's memories to the Samurai X Cave's computer, but as they review these memories they uncover new puzzles to solve. Also, there are three new 70-second teaser videos previewing some of the story threads to look forward to in Season 8: "The Oni Mask
", "Mysterious Biker Gang
", and "A Royal Encounter
". Follow the links above or read on to watch the new videos!
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Display Your MOCs at BrickFair Alabama and More
Recently we announced the BZPower 2018 Convention Circuit
, a great opportunity for our members to display their creations around the country without having to deal with traveling to five different LEGO fan conventions. You send us your MOCs, and then a few months later we send them back with some cool Bionicle swag as a thank you for participating. If you'd like your builds to be at BrickFair Alabama next month we need them by January 26th, so go read the topic and get building!
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Today we continue and conclude our streak of LEGO City Jungle reviews. Closing us out is Ta-metru_defender who takes a look at 60160 Jungle Mobile Lab, one of the medium-sized sets in the theme. Read on to find out if this set will jump out and grab you like a hungry alligator or if it will end up lost among the ancient ruins. Let's find out!
Friday, January 12, 2018
Winners Revisited LEGO Ideas Logo
LEGO Ideas' contest to build a LEGO Ideas logo has come to an end and winners have been chosen. They had over 600 entries and awarded a few extra prizes than expected due to the quality of the builds. Check out the blog entry
for the winners, and then keep an eye out for their use in future online content from LEGO Ideas.
The Chase is On
The folks over at LEGO ReBrick have recently launched a new contest that'll have you scouring up and down the mountains. Go check out The Great Mountain Chase
to see how you could win a complete line of the LEGO City Mountain Police sets and an $800 LEGO shopping spree! You have until February 8th to submit your entry of cops chasing robbers, so break out your bricks and your camera and get building!
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Born of Shadow
I am often impressed by the creations people are able to make out of digital LEGO parts in Digital Designer and other programs. A perfect example of this is Shadow Takanuva
by The Mugbearer, which combines constraction and system elements to great effect. I love how the builder gets around the problem of not having a digital version of the Avohkii by building one, made even more impressive by the amount of detail he gets in at that scale. There's lots of great little details to see in the model, so make sure you go check it out and then let The Mugbearer know what you think of it!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Today LEGO is officially revealing the next set from the LEGO Ideas program - 21313 Ship in a Bottle. As one of a few original models (not based on an IP or famous real-world item) a lot of people have been looking forward to how the set turned out. I'm happy to say that it doesn't disappoint from the design perspective and looks absolutely stellar. The set will be available February 1st for $69.99 in the US and contains 962 parts. Check out our reveal video
or read on for the full press release and hi-res images!
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
New Year, New Twitch Tuesday
When I say 'new' I just mean a new installment - we don't have any major changes coming to our weekly Twitch stream currently. But that shouldn't stop you from heading on over to the BZPower Twitch channel
tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern for some LEGO videogame fun! You can help us decide what to play by voting in the discussion topic
, where you can give us any and all feedback you have on the streams. I'm looking forward to streaming again in 2018 and can't wait to share the LEGO fun with you all!
Monday, January 8, 2018
LEGO Ideas 2018 Updates
The LEGO Ideas team is kicking off 2018 with a bevy of updates. The last qualifying period for 2017 ended this morning, with seven projects being considered
for actual sets, including THREE by RobenAnne, creator of the Old Fishing Store. There's also a tease about the results of the second 2017 review phase, which should be coming soon. One of the builders from that review was also the subject of today's 10K Club Interview
, so you should go meet Stefano Cazzaniga of NF-15B Research Aircraft to learn more about him and his project. Finally, if all this wasn't enough, the Ideas Twitter account teased a picture
of the upcoming Ship in a Bottle set.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Totally Unofficial Ninjago Fanfic
Ninjago co-creator Tommy Andreasen has started off the new year right where he left off in 2017, with a new chapter of his fan-fiction story, Way of the Departed. Chapter Eleven
is accompanied by some lovely artwork of Clouse, who is clearly up to no good. Give it a read and let us know what you think in the Talkback!