Friday, August 17, 2018
Technic Live Build Continues
It's no good to leave things unfinished, so we're going to be diving back in to the LEGO Technic set 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 tomorrow, August 18th, at 2 PM Eastern over on the BZPower YouTube channel
to keep at it. We probably won't finish it up quite completely, but that's okay! There will be prizes and lots of LEGO talk and probably some more Transformers banter too. It'll be a fun time and I look forward to seeing you all there!
Thursday, August 16, 2018
LEGOLAND New York Theme Lands Revealed
Some new information has been revealed regarding the LEGOLAND theme park that is scheduled to open in Goshen, New York in 2020. Via PRNewswire you can check out this press release on Benzinga
that outlines the eight main section that will make up the park. Visitors will get to experience The Factory, Bricktopia, Ninjago World, Heartlake City, Knights' Kingdom, LEGO City, Pirate Shores, and Miniland, each with their own rides and experiences. There's a bunch of other details in the press release that definitely make it worth a read. Let us know in the Talkback if you're already thinking about making a trip for the grand opening!
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
So Many Ideas
There have been at least three LEGO Ideas-related stories that we need to catch up on, so here goes:
That's about all for now! Share your thoughts on these developments in the Talkback and let us know if we missed anything!
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
A Fire Toa Attacks!
I really like when a static piece of art is able to convey action and movement in an effective manner. BZPower member Reier has done just that
with a Toa of Fire unleashing its full power, allegedly on a Makuta who is about to have a very bad day. While there's not a lot of heavy detail, the use of color and shading definitely helps make the explosion look visceral. The artist also includes a separate piece of a member of the Ta-Koro guard who looks suspicious of anyone who comes near. Go check them both out share your thoughts and feedback!
Twitch Tuesday Delay
Sometimes life happens and it has happened today. That means we won't be doing our normal Twitch Tuesday stream tonight but instead will be moving it to Thursday, August 16th. We'll see you all then for some LEGO videogame fun!
Monday, August 13, 2018
When we last checked in with the LEGO Elves
, the elemental guardian creatures had all been abducted into the Shadow World, causing Elvendale to lose its magic. Now, in the three latest webisodes (Edge of Darkness
, The Shadow World, Part 1
, and The Shadow World, Part 2
), the time has come for Emily and her friends to enter the Shadow World themselves and confront Noctura. Follow the links above or read on to watch the webisodes and find out what happens!
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Harry Potter Hogwarts Designer Video
Yesterday a fun new video went up on the official LEGO YouTube channel. Go watch the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle - LEGO Designer Video Review
to see Justin Ramsden and Crystal Fontan talk about the research and effort that went into making the set come to life. It was awesome to get an early peek at some of the easter eggs hiding inside, and it's great to know how dedicated the team was to make it as accurate as possible. Is this set going to make it onto your LEGO wishlist? Let us know in the Talkback!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Today's the day that viewers in the United States can finally watch LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Season 9: Hunted on Cartoon Network! The first four episodes will air consecutively beginning at 4:00pm EST. The whole season is also already available for viewing on the Cartoon Network app. If you want a taste of what's in store, read on to watch the trailer and a recently uploaded story teaser!
Friday, August 10, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Arocs Live Build
One of the things we hear a lot is that we should build more Technic sets. So tomorrow at 1 PM Eastern over on the BZPower YouTube channel
we're going to start building the 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245, a massive set with motors and pneumatics! This will be the first of a few build sessions and should be a blast. We'll be doing some giveaways of course, so we hope to see you there!
Answers To (Almost) All of your Powered UP Questions
LEGO has slowly been rolling out a replacement to the popular Power Functions system of motors, power sources, and IR controllers and receivers that have been used in Technic sets, trains, and more over the years. Called Powered UP, so far the new parts have made appearances in WeDo 2.0 for LEGO Education, LEGO Boost, and most recently the new 2018 trains and Batmobile. A lot of fans have had questions about the system and have been feeding them through their LEGO Ambassadors. Community Team member Kim Thomsen has compiled the questions, brought them to the Powered UP team, and shared some Powered UP AFOL Community Answers
earlier this week. If you're interested in how these new motors and controllers impact your builds, go check it out!
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Meet the Face Behind the Build
Over on the LEGO Ideas blog, the team recently shared a new 10k Club Interview. You can Meet Alexander Paschoaletto of Embraer A-29 Super Tucano (Smoke Squadron)
and learn about both the builder and the build. It's always interesting to learn about their processes and background, especially with the AFOLs hailing from around the globe. Go give it a read and see if it inspires you with a project to submit on Ideas!
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The Winter Soldier
Constraction, with its plethora of silver parts, lends itself well to creating arms and armor in its builds. BZPower Member JakTheMad recently shared their Winter Centurion
creation that uses those parts effectively. There's a good mix of G1 and G2 elements as well as a smattering of System pieces that achieve the form of a fearsome warrior. I especially like the dark red plates only partially attached to create the plume on the helmet which adds some nice contrast. Go give it a closer look and then let the builder know what you think!
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
After taking a week off for BrickFair, we'll be back tonight at the BZPower Twitch channel
to stream some LEGO videogame fun. Join us at 7:30 PM Eastern as we do our best to solve puzzles and defeat enemies on our way to save the day. You can help us decide what to play by visiting the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
and voting in the poll there. I look forward to seeing you all tonight!
Monday, August 6, 2018
Peugeot Idea Crosses the Finish Line
Over at LEGO Ideas there's a new member of the 10k Club! Builder AbFab1974's Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Lego Speed Champions
model takes the playtheme to a new place, incorporating part of a race track to go along with the accurately-scaled race car. There's some great design elements in the model that are worth checking out and the project as a whole is very cohesive. So is this something you'd like to add to your collection? Let us know in the Talkback!
Sunday, August 5, 2018
September LEGO Store Calendar Released
The calendar for US LEGO stores has been released. As seen on The Brick Fan
, the are a number of fun things as usual. What stands out most is that on Sept 13, there are not one but two VIP early access sets. What could they be? Your guess is as good as ours, but you might want keep your wallet sealed until then and save up. Check out the calendar for that and more perks for being a LEGO shopper.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Jurassic World hit theaters last month, and we looked at some of the LEGO sets based on the film. But there was one set that focused on a much older movie: 75932: Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase, which recreates scenes from the original dinosaur blockbuster. Today, BZPower Reporter Xccj takes a look at this set and compares it to the scenes from the movie. Is this one worth biting down on? Read or watch the video review and find out!