Wednesday, April 25, 2018
While we were busy at Philly Brick Fest last weekend some news came in about another upcoming pair of BrickHeadz that will be releasing on May 1st. Expanding the DC Justice League lineup next month will be Tactical Batman and Superman in a two-pack retailing for $20. For hi-res images and the press release, read on!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
An Update on Sales at TRU
Between the time of Toys R Us stores announcing its closing and liquidation
to everyone looking for deals now, our thoughts that LEGO was not being liquidated
were not spot on. In the month that has passed, many fans have found LEGO on sale from 5 to 15% off, varying from this month's sets to last year's along with LEGO Dimensions packs. Furthermore, many toys in the store have followed this trend of not being drastically reduced...yet. Catching up with a TRU manager this past weekend, I found out that the liquidator starts things off slow and adjusts discounts as necessary, but lots of toys are flying off the shelves with even this small percentage. The next wave of discount adjustments should come this week, and as before this varies from store to store. Hopefully us fans and collectors can all find some deals as we mourn the loss of this popular toy store chain.
Tuesday is for Twitch
Tonight is the night we head back over to the BZPower Twitch channel
for our weekly foray into LEGO gaming. We'll start at around 7:30 PM Eastern this evening and go for about an hour, or however long two levels takes us usually. You can help us decide what we play by visiting the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
and voting and leaving your feedback on the streams. I look forward to seeing you guys tonight as we leap and launch and solve puzzles and all that fun stuff!
Monday, April 23, 2018
Hot on the heels of yesterday's summer LEGO set reveals
, we also have pictures of several upcoming LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends, LEGO Elves, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Creator, and LEGO Juniors sets — including the hotly anticipated Ninjago City Docks! If you live in the vicinity of LEGOLAND Billund, the Ninjago sets and possibly others have gotten a special pre-release at the park's Big Shop and are available for purchase. Read on to see what new non-licensed excitement is in store, then tell us in the Talkback which sets are on your wish list!
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Summer LEGO Sets Images Appearing
A few upcoming LEGO themes have had set pictures surface these past few days, most notably Unikitty! and LEGO City. Princess Unikitty of The LEGO Movie
fame will have sets based on the TV show Unikitty!
, including 12 collectible minifigures, reports The Brothers Brick
. Also, LEGO City is going back to the Arctic with some digging machines to get a hold of a wooly mammoth and saber-toothed tiger, shows the Brick Show
. If you have any other leads that are not leaks of upcoming sets, please pass the news along to BZPower.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Bionicle Comes to XCOM 2
If you play XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and always thought it was missing some LEGO then you're in luck. Over on Steam Workshop you can check out two pretty interesting mods for the game: Bionicle Character Pack
and Bionicle Voice Packs
, which add the original Toa Mata to the game as well as lines from the movies for them to say in combat. You can customize the masks and weapons as well, so you can tweak them to your hearts content. It's a nice, albeit peculiar, crossover and maybe something like this will pop up in other places in the future! Let us know what you think in the Talkback!
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Departed Finds a Way
Hot on the heels of Chapter 18, Chapter 19
of Way of the Departed was shared on Twitter recently. The author of the Ninjago fanfic, Tommy Andreasen (who is of course also one of the creators of Ninjago), admits that this installment is more of a setup to future action, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a read! Go check it out and let us know what you think in the Talkback!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
A Fearsome Ogre Approaches
Some builders just love to combine parts from all sorts of LEGO themes to produce some inspiring creations. I would argue that ...The Chosen One... is one such builder as he has illustrated in one of his latest creations, Vimur habilis
. It may take a minute to realize, but the head is made of a Kanohi Iden and a CHI Sir Fangar buildable figure head, which looks absolutely amazing. In fact, you might be too busy looking at that to realize the torso is from Galidor, which blends in just fine with the arms and legs made from CCBS, System, and Technic elements. Go check it out and let TCO know what you think of it!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Vote In the Definitive Edition Art Contest
There's just over twenty-four hours left to cast your vote in Art Contest: The Definitive Edition! While the turnout was a lot on the small side, we still need to figure out who wins what, and need your help! So head on over to the poll
and choose an entry. You have until April 19th at 11:59 AM Eastern Time to make your voice heard. And don't forget that we still have Official BBC Contest #75: It's Time to Dual!
going on with a few weeks left to enter!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Today is the always-lovely second day of the work week, lovely because it brings us one day closer to the weekend. To help speed the process along, we like to play videogames - live! You can watch us on the BZPower Twitch channel
tonight starting at 7:30 PM Eastern as we bash our heads against the nefarious puzzles TT Games puts together to test us. You can help us decide which game we play by heading over to the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
and casting your vote! We look forward to streaming and chatting with you all tonight and hopefully not getting too stuck on a game made for kids!
The official LEGO YouTube channel has released seven new videos in which the Series 18 Minifigures come together and attempt to throw the perfect 40th birthday party for the 1978 Police Officer! But once they get separated, things start to get a little out of hand, and it's up to the stalwart officer to make things right and ensure the party is a success. You can start at "Sounds Like a Party!
" and click the links at the end to watch the story unfold, or read on for all seven videos!
Monday, April 16, 2018
LEGO Life Nominated for Webby Award
Recently the nominations for the Webby Awards were announced, and it turns out that LEGO made the list! The LEGO Life app was nominated in the 'Mobile Sites & Apps - General: Family & Kids' category, and voting for it is open to all! You can head on over
between now and Thursday, April 19th to cast your vote in that and many more categories for the best of the best on the web. Let us know in the Talkback what your experience with the app has been and if you feel it deserves this recognition.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Way of the Departed Continues
It's been over a month since the last update to the Ninjago fanfic Way of the Departed, written by Ninjago creator Tommy Andreasen, but he hasn't left us hanging! You can go read Chapter 18 right now on his Twitter page
to find out where the story picks up. As always there's some nice art to go with it, and some interesting insight into the nature of realms in the world of Ninjago. Go give it a read and let us know what you think in the Talkback!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
We're a little over two months away from the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the marketing machine is starting to pick up steam. As part of that, LEGO has recently shared some pictures and details on more upcoming sets based on the franchise. These are in addition to the sets already revealed at Toy Fair
and include a BrickHeadz set as well as one based on the original Jurassic Park film! To check them all out, read on!
Season 8 Comes to the US on Monday!
This Monday, April 16, LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Season 8, "Sons of Garmadon", finally premieres in the United States! The first episode, "The Mask of Deception" airs on Cartoon Network at 6:30pm Eastern and Pacific time, 5:30pm Central time, and 7:30pm Mountain time. Additionally, the entire season is already available to view on demand on the Cartoon Network mobile app. Go ahead and rewatch the Season 8 trailer
to get yourself in the mood, and let us know in the Talkback thread if you plan to tune in for the premiere!
Friday, April 13, 2018
After starting slow, LEGO seems to be going all in with the BrickHeadz theme this year, with Star Wars, Jurassic World, and now Back to the Future joining the collection of IPs including Marvel, DC, Disney, and Ninjago. Yesterday they shared official images of 41611 Marty McFly and Doc Brown which will be released on Sunday, April 15th. Read on to check out the hi-res images and full press release for these pop culture collectibles!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
A Big Ship Enters the Berth of Ideas
Recently a new project has reached the goal of ten thousand votes on LEGO Ideas. Joining the 10k Club is the Acclamator Class Assault Ship
by Lucero, a UCS version of the ship heavily featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The model has a lot of detail, including interior spaces to add play value, even if the exterior is a bit monochromatic. Unfortunately, as awesome as it is, I don't foresee this becoming a set, at least not through the LEGO Ideas theme, since it's based on an IP that LEGO already has a relationship with. Hopefully they'll at least take note of it and consider the accomplishment when designing future UCS sets!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Bionicle in Concert?
Although it was posted on the first day of the month, this is definitely not an April Fools joke. Nathan Furst, composer of the scores for the first three Bionicle movies, recently took to Twitter
to ask if there was any interest in seeing music from Bionicle performed live in concert. If I had to guess, I'd say two or three of you might be interested, so head over to the Tweet to get the email address so you can let him know. This would be an awesome event for Bionicle fans, so let's do what we can to make it happen!