Saturday, June 24, 2017
Today, on the same day we're streaming live builds of most of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sets, we're also sharing a full review of one of them! BZPower Blog Assistant Ta-metru_defender has taken a look at 75171 Battle on Scarif from the second wave of Rogue One sets and has put together a complete package of photos, a video, and his thoughts on the model. Read on to check it all out and decide if this is a set worth risking everything for!
Friday, June 23, 2017
Collectible Minifigures for The LEGO Ninjago Movie Revealed
Names and photos of the characters in the upcoming Collectible Minifigures series based on the LEGO Ninjago Movie have begun circulating. While these photos were first published in installments on LEGO's social media profiles, you can now comfortably view the whole set
of 20 figures on Brickset. Beyond the usual Ninjago characters, there are also fun figures featuring references to other LEGO themes - check out the torsos related to Unikitty
, and the Alien Conquest facehugger
. Tell us about your favorites in the talkback thread!
Thursday, June 22, 2017
If you've been following the film closely, you've probably already seen some of the leaks of sets from The LEGO Ninjago Movie appearing across the Internet. Yesterday's Ninjago City reveal appears to be the beginning of official images though, which continues today with five sets from the line that is releasing on August 1st. LEGO has sent us hi-res images and descriptions of 70610 Flying Jelly Sub, 70612 Green Ninja Mech Dragon, 70613 Garma Mecha Man, 70616 Ice Tank, and 70618 Destiny's Bounty, three of which are going to be retailer exclusives. We also have some nice stills from the film itself, and a video with our brief thoughts on the sets. To check it all out, read on!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Set Announced
Over on facebook, LEGO has revealed the next set in The Ninjago Movie
line: Ninjago City. This towering set features "three levels of awesome restaurants, shops, and entertainment" the post said
. Complete with 16 minifigs and 4867 pieces, the set boasts a little something for everybody with plenty of Ninjago-themed features and Easter eggs for the most dedicated LEGO fans. This set can be yours for $300 USD come September, but until then you can marvel at the pictures of all the details.
Rogue One Live Build this Weekend
If you're a fan of Star Wars and LEGO then have we got some good news for you! On Saturday, June 24th, starting at 6 PM Eastern Time, we'll be building a whole bunch of LEGO sets from the System side of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collection. With some luck we'll get through all of them, but you'll have to watch to see if we make it! You'll be able to watch it all go down on the BZPower YouTube channel
. We'll be doing some giveaways of Star Wars buildable figures, so make sure you join us if you'd like a chance at winning one. We look forward to seeing you all there and are excited to build some awesome sets!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bfahome Takes to the Sky
It's a gaming-filled day today! First we had our Twitch Tuesday stream and now we have a new episode of Bfa Plays! Go check out LEGO Harry Potter - Episode 10: More Quidditch
to watch Hermione, Ron, and their friends help Harry through a quidditch match and perhaps save the day! When you've finished the episode, head on over to the Bfa Plays topic
to let us know what you thought! The next episode will be out in just a couple of weeks on July 5th, so make sure you come back then to check it out!
We've made it through the week and back around to Tuesday everyone - congratulations! That means starting at 7:30 PM Eastern tonight you'll be able to find us over on the BZPower Twitch Channel
streaming some LEGO videogame fun. The past couple of weeks we've been checking out LEGO City Undercover which has been a big departure from other games by TT Games with its big open world map instead of individual levels. We're open to suggestions though, and you can make your voice heard by voting in the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
and sharing any other feedback you might have. Whatever we play, we'll see you tonight and hope it's a fun one for us all!
Gali Nuva Comes to Life
This community never ceases to amaze me with the quality of the creations they share. Take for example Toa Gali Nuva 3D Artwork/Poster
by 00dude00, which is an amazing rendering of our favorite Toa of Water that looks like she could jump out of the screen and into the real world. I love the texture on the metal and the subtle integration of the LEGO parts like gears and pistons into the design. It's incredible what you can do with free software tools like Blender and GIMP! Make sure you go check out the hi-res version to soak up all the details and then let 00dude00 know what you think!
Monday, June 19, 2017
How The LEGO Batman Movie Should Have Ended
Often times there are plot point in movies that don't necessarily make logical sense and are done more for dramatic effect or character development. The folks over at How It Should Have Ended do a great job of picking these apart and making funny takes on the conclusions to many popular films. Recently they collaborated with Eric Beaton and the team at Beaton Films to create How The LEGO Batman Movie Should Have Ended
with some great stop motion animation and their trademark brand of humor. Go give it a watch and let us know what you think about it in the Talkback!
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Vote for the Winning Legends
The preliminary round of voting in our The Legend Continues contest has wrapped up and now it's time to determine the winners! If you haven't already, head on over to the voting forum
before 11:59 PM Eastern on June 20th to cast your votes. And that's not all - not only will the winners be getting prizes, we'll be picking one lucky voter from each poll to get a free LEGO Bionicle set too! All you have to do is vote in the poll and you'll be entered! Best of luck to all of our finalists and voters!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Become a LEGO Architect and Win Fabulous Prizes
The team over at LEGO ReBrick has recently launched a new contest that should have builders looking skyward. Dream Skylines
challenges you to build a city skyline in the vein of the LEGO Architecture series of sets. It could be the city that you live in, your favorite city that you've visited, or an imaginary city - the decision is yours! The winner will get a huge selection of LEGO Architecture sets (not just the skyline ones) and some runners up will get some nice packages as well. You have until August 1st to build and submit your entries, so what are you waiting for: get building now!
LEGO Batman Hits the Discs!
The LEGO Batman Movie is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, and while it's showing up on many store shelves, there are a few exclusives available. First, BestBuy
has a SteelBook edition available for the savvy collector at $24.99. WalMart
also has a pack available that comes with a lunchbox, for younger fans, which is on sale for $29.96. Finally Target
has a copy which comes with an exclusive Batgirl figure (her head is unique) for $24.99. Either way, there are now plenty of options for you to get more LEGO Batman in your lives!
Friday, June 16, 2017
LEGO Ideas Update
We've got a couple of nice upates today on the LEGO Ideas front. Earlier this week, Brett Cuviello of the Iron Giant project was interviewed for the 10k Club
. Give it a read to find out how a Bionicle fan ended up with a project that's being considered for a LEGO set! More recently, The Wonders of Peru
achieved its own milestone of ten thousand votes, meaning it will enter the next review phase. It's definitely an interesting project and I'm curious to see how it turns out. Would you buy the Iron Giant or Wonders of Peru if they made it into sets? Let us know in the Talkback!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Vote for Your Favorite Legend
The entry period for out The Legend Continues contest has wrapped up, which means now it's time to vote! You all have your work cut out for you as there are eleven preliminary polls over in the voting forum
that require your attention and consideration. The first round ends this Saturday, June 17th, at 11:59 PM Eastern, so get in there and get started looking at and reading through all the entries! Best of luck to everyone who entered - the turnout was fantastic and we thank you all!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
It takes a brave soul to wander around in the land of Elves and Magic. Luckily our heroes Azari and Farran can be counted on for a little adventure. Their pets seem to be lost and trapped in the Goblin Village, and it is up to these two to rescue them! Today we review an Elves set, Magic Rescue from the Goblin Village, to see if the two can be successful in saving their friends from this tiny treacherous town, or if we should just let them be gobbled up by the carnivorous plants. Read, and watch, on to find out!
With E3 going on, there's been a lot of videogame news coming out the past few days. Titles made by TT Games have been a staple of the LEGO portfolio for years now, and 2017 is no exception. We'll do our best to cover all the important updates from the show, and to start things off we have a press release for LEGO Worlds! On July 5th the first DLC is coming out, based on Classic Space! Additionally, the game will be releasing on Nintendo Switch later this year, expanding the number of people who have access to it. For the full press release and Classic Space trailer, read on!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Please Obey All Traffic Signals
Not every hero that comes out of the Hero Factory can be a William Furno or a Preston Stormer. For every one of them I'm sure there's at least a dozen like Officer Quill
, but if they're all as cool as Anaru_LST's creation I won't complain one bit. Personally, I tend to be a purist, but the paint job on this MOC really helps bring the creation together. I love the wheeled feet too, even if it means he needs a little bit of a stand to stay up. So go check it out in the Bionicle Based Creations forum and let the builder know what you think!
Tune-in to Twitch Tuesday
It's that most wonderful day of the week - it's Tuesday! I know I always look forward to that because it means it's not Monday anymore and also because I get to play some videogames and stream them for you all! We'll be heading over to the BZPower Twitch Channel
at 7:30 PM Eastern Time to kick off the action. Although we started LEGO City Undercover last week, it doesn't mean it's what we'll play tonight - you can head over to the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
to vote for what you want to see us play! If we do end up back in Undercover, I will do my best to work on my driving - hopefully by the time I get through the game I'll have gotten the hang of things...
Sunday, June 11, 2017
LEGO Continues Partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature
Keeping up with it's recent achievement of balancing its energy output with 100% renewable energy
, The LEGO Group has renewed its partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to "reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing and supply chain operations," says the press release
. It details further plans to reduce CO2 emissions through production and distribution. Check out the full press release as officials from LEGO and WWF Denmark remark about their continuing efforts towards these goals.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
One of the most popular gaming expos in the world, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is kicking off officially this Tuesday. While some companies have already started doing press events, streams, and announcements, there's still plenty more to come this week. For example, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has reached out to BZPower to let us know about WB Games Live!
, a show they're hosting right on the show floor that will be streamed online for all of us who can't make it. Of the five games they're announcing that will be show, three of them are LEGO titles, so if you have some time to tune in this Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you might get to see some cool new features and gameplay. Read on for the full details!