Wednesday, October 18, 2017
We Built This City
Or rather, we will build this city - 70620 Ninjago City from the recently-released LEGO Ninjago Movie! This will be a multi-day build, starting off this Friday, October 20th at 6 PM Eastern over on the BZPower YouTube channel
. We're still working out the times for Saturday (and possibly Sunday), but I'm hoping for one in the afternoon instead of evening. This will be the biggest set we've built all year, so make sure to tune in to check it out, and participate in the giveaways, of course!
Women of NASA Officially Revealed
Over at LEGO Ideas, Hasan and the rest of the team have officially revealed 21312 Women of NASA in a new blog post
. The set, whose original idea was created by Maia Weinstock will officially be released on November 1st for $24.99. If you live near New York City though, you can pick it up a few days earlier on October 28th at the Flatiron LEGO Store, where Maia will be signing sets and meeting with fans. The set itself looks fantastic, and I'm sure LEGO fans, space fans, and many other will be lining up to get their copy of it next month!
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Going to School and Fighting Grimm in Blocky Form
With Volume 5 of Rooster Teeth's animated series RWBY kicking off this past weekend, it seemed like a perfect time to highlight a LEGO-RWBY crossover in the form of some BrickHeadz! Team RWBY
by 16N1K4 takes the cuteness of the characters from the show and combines it with the adorableness of the chibi-style of BrickHeadz. I love how each model has a distinct shape that sets it apart from the others, making it unique while still fitting within the constraints of the form. Go check them out for yourself and let us know what you think!
We are here once again friends, on this lovely day of the week known as Tuesday. Of course you all know what that means - it's Twitch Tuesday! We'll be heading on over to the BZPower Twitch channel
tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern to watch the magic happen. You can help us pick what game we play by voting in the discussion topic
for whatever you think would be the most interesting. Lately we've been enjoying The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame, but anything in the poll is up for grabs! We'll see you on the stream tonight as we defeat enemies and complete puzzles in the name of doing good... or something.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Learn the Secrets of a Successful LEGO Ideas Project
In the absence of new 10k Club members to interview, the LEGO Ideas team has decided to come up with some new ways to make interesting content. They managed to wrangle up LEGO designers Mark Stafford, Sam Johnson, Mathew Boyle, and Adam Corbally to share their tips and advice on how to make a successful project on the platform. You can check out the first of several episodes over on the LEGO Ideas blog
. Give it a watch and see if it inspires you to build something that could become a real LEGO set!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Today we have another set review for everyone's reading pleasure. Coming to us from a galaxy far, far aways is 75180 Rathar Escape, a set based on 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. BZPower Blog Assistant Ta-metru_defender has taken some time to share his thoughts on the set in both text and video format. Will this set jump out at you like a Rathtar through a suddenly-unlocked door? Or is it better sealed away on a shelf where it can't hurt anyone? Let's find out together!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Creator of LEGO Island Passes Away
I learned the sad news recently that Wes Jenkins passed away last month, as shared of Facebook
. He was known in the LEGO community as the creator of the much-beloved LEGO Island videogame, and worked on other games such as Mario is Missing. We offer our condolences to his family and friends and thank him for the great times many of us had playing his games and the others that were created because of it.
Friday, October 13, 2017
LEGO Shop Promotions Abound
LEGO really likes to tempt us with reasons to buy things from LEGO stores both online
and in the real world. Right now there are a number of stacking offers that could net you a bunch of goodies if you plan it right. First, until October 25th, all purchases get double VIP points (you are VIP member, right?). Then, with a $25 or more Friends purchase, you get a free Tic Tac Toe game. Spend $50 or more by October 25th, and you get a free LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd minifigure. Finally, if you spend $125 or more you get an exclusive VIP set featuring a tiny LEGO store and a brick-built VIP card. If you can manage to take advantage of all of those it seems like a greet great deal!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
LEGO Movie Sequel Details Revealed
We're a lot late in getting this to the front page, but I stumbled upon it today and thought it was worth sharing. About a month ago, Collider ran a piece
about 2019's The LEGO Movie Sequel. They had a chance to talk to producers Dan Lin and Chris McKay about the script rewrite that Chris Miller and Phil Lord are working on and the direction they're taking the movie. It's interesting to see how it picks up from the end of the first film, but I won't go into the details in case you want to remain spoiler-free. If they stay true to the vision described, I think there's the potential for the sequel to recapture some of what made the first movie so great and what the subsequent spinoffs have been lacking.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
A Pirate's Life for Me
Sometimes it feels more like a builder's life, since this is going to be the third weekend in a row of building some cool LEGO sets over at our YouTube channel
. This time around it's going to be 71042 Silent Mary from the recent Pirates of the Caribbean film - Dead Men Tell No Tales. Join us this Saturday, October 14th at 6 PM Eastern to watch the ship take form! Of course there will be giveaways to be had, so all the more reason to hang out and keep me company!
Give a Story, Get a Story
Here at BZPower, we try to come up with new and interesting ways to entertain you and give you free stuff. So when Tufi Piyufi had the idea to host a fanfic exchange
, it seemed like a great opportunity to do just that. For those unfamiliar with the concept, you let us know what kind of Bionicle stories you're interested in reading and what kind you like to write. Then we take all the participants, and match writers up with readers. On or about the same day, you all post your stories for all to see and the community is that much richer for it. Oh yeah, and if you meet all the due dates, we'll give you a free constraction set! The deadline to enter the The BZPower Fanfic Exchange 2017
is October 27th, so don't dally, sign up today!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Add Some New Masks to Your Collection
The advent of 3D printing has opened new possibilities for LEGO builders, especially those of us who are Bionicle fans. For example, Click's 3D Printing Forgery
showcases a dozen different Kanohi that Click has modeled digitally, with many being custom creations. And thanks to Shapeways, if you want the mask on your own MOC, you can make that happen! Give them all a look and let him know what you think!
It's Tuesday - hooray! That means that tonight we get to play some LEGO videogames! We'll be over on the BZPower Twitch channel
starting at about 7:30 PM Eastern to start up the fun. Last week we began The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame, but we may or may not continue it this week. That's up to you: go vote in the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
to let us know what you feel like watching. Whatever the choice is, we'll see you tonight as I do my best to not fall off of ledges in a pitiful manner.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Check Out Another 10k Club Member
Today Hasan Jensen from the LEGO Ideas team shared the last interview from the review period they've been covering lately. Head on over to the blog to Meet Ben Pitchford of Medieval Watermill
and learn about this builder whose project reached ten thousand votes of support. They cover the usual things like their building history, what interests them about the platform, and how they felt when they reached their lofty goal. One thing that's nice about these interviews is you get to find out the inspirations for the builders, giving you even more talented fans to check out!
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Welcome to another exciting BZPower set review! Today we're taking a look at one of the sets from the fantastic LEGO Elves theme, namely 41188 Breakout from the Goblin King's Fortress! BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru has decided to share his thoughts on this bigger set in the 2017 wave. Let's go see how it stacks up with both a video and text examination!
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Two ReBrick Contest To Test Your Skills
The folks over at LEGO ReBrick have been busy putting together some great contests to enter. First is Ultimate Trains
which asks people to build a custom train that fits with the 10259 Winter Holiday Station by October 30th. Then there's A LEGO House Dream
which invites you to make a stop-motion brickfilm of what you'd do if you had the chance to visit the LEGO House in Denmark. The train contest will get you a nice prize package of Power Functions train parts and holiday sets, but the LEGO House contest winner will actually get to go to Billund to visit the new attraction! Both of these are fun opportunities that you should check out.
Friday, October 6, 2017
BrickCon 2017 This Weekend
again returns to the Seattle Center this weekend for another massive LEGO display. The exhibition hall will be opened to the public from 10 AM - 4 PM on Saturday, October 7th, and from 10 AM - 3 PM on Sunday, October 8th. They are doing a new thing
with the tickets to help ease overcrowding; tickets will have limited entrance times, and will be cheaper for afternoon visits. You can purchase your tickets online or at the door. If you're in the area this weekend, it will be worth checking out.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Bfahome Marauds About Hogwarts
Today Bfa Plays: LEGO Harry Potter continues with a new episode kicking off the events of The Prisoner of Azkaban. In Episode 17: Follow the Footsteps
, he makes use of the Marauder's Map to progress through Hogwarts tracking things down. Once you've finished watch the episode, make sure you head over to the discussion topic
to let us know what you think and what games you'd like to see him play in the future. The next episode is just a couple weeks away, so we'll see you again soon!
September Flickr Contest Results
The votes have been tallied and the results are in: congratulations to Paleo, whose MOC, "The Condemned
," won the September 2017 Flickr contest! For the first thing he's built in two years, it's quite impressive, in a creepy sort of way. The chains and classic Ruru are great touches to the otherwise simple design. In recognition of his achievements, Paelo will be taking home 71305 Lewa - Uniter of Jungle. You can check out the full contest results right here
on the BZPower Flickr group. See you all next contest!
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
More Ninjago Building this Weekend
By my count, we still have five sets left to build from The LEGO Ninjago Movie range, and we've saved some of the best ones yet! This weekend we'll keep working through them, streaming on both Friday and Saturday. You'll be able to find us at the BZPower YouTube channel
on October 6th and 7th starting at 6 PM Eastern each night. I look forward to the interesting conversations that always pop up in the chat, and I'm sure you're all looking forward to winning one of the prizes we'll be giving out! I can't wait!
Build Your Own Ninjago Dragon At B&N This Weekend
A LEGO building event is taking place this weekend at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, where you can build a mini Green Mech Dragon as seen in The LEGO Ninjago Movie
. Participants will be able to take their mini-model home to add to their own Ninjago collection. The event starts at 4 PM, but you should check with your local store
to confirm their time and a possible sign-up reservation.