This August, there will be a new book by LEGO artist Dan Veesenmeyer called LEGO Ninjago: How to Draw Ninja, Villains, and More!. If you’ve seen Dan’s work before in the LEGO Marvel Avengers video game and the LEGO Club Magazine, you know that it’s some very nice artwork and now, he can teach you how to draw your favorite Ninjago characters.
Dan has released the cover of LEGO Ninjago: How to Draw Ninja, Villains, and More! and the book will also include a mechanical pencil, black marker, three double-tipped colored pencils, and an eraser. There is also a description of the book which you can check out below. The retail price for the book will be $16.99.
Escape from your everyday life and learn how to draw your favorite characters from the world of LEGO NINJAGO® with this step-by-step tutorial. Train your fingers with beginner-friendly draw-in-the-blank pages, tracing activities, and easy inking and coloring practice sections. Then, practice artist-approved techniques to sketch, ink, and color right inside the book, using the included mechanical pencil, black marker, block eraser, and colored pencils. With the proper training, you’ll master drawing your favorite ninjas, villains, and more.
Every month, Bricks on the Dollar gives away a sealed, vintage LEGO set. Interested in winning some FREE LEGO? All you need to do is enter the giveaway drawing with your email address HERE. Even better, they use the same sign-up form each month so all you need to do is bookmark this link, and you can enter every month to win another set!
The winner will be drawn on March 1st and contacted for their mailing address. On that same day, the March giveaway set will be announced and the sign-up form will be reset for the next drawing.
LEGO set 6546 Slick Racer 4 is an all-printed, 4-wide racer from 1996. This was one of the first 6 sets to include the now classic Slick Tires from which this set takes its name. This 38 piece set was an accompanying model to 6335 Indy Transport and 6337 Fast Track Finish. Cumulatively, these three sets contained the numbers 1 through 6 race cars, all in the same style. This particular copy comes sealed with not one, but two Kmart stickers!
I haven’t featured any LEGO shirts lately but Ript Apparel today has two available for purchase. The first one features LEGO Batman in the design from Batman: The Animated Series. The other shirt features Ash Williams from the cult classic Evil Dead series. Both shirts are available for 24 hours and start at $13 each.
The last character poster for The LEGO Batman Movie is now available on [email protected] and it is the one and only Boy Wonder himself, Robin. You can get the poster for free with any purchase and now is a very good time to buy something since there are lots of new sets available including LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO BrickHeadz, and LEGO Speed Champions. There’s also about a week left in the Disco Batman/Tears of Batman (30607) polybag promotion if you’ve been waiting on it.
The Series 17 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71018) were revealed yesterday at the 2017 New York Toy Fair. Although there are no names for the characters announced yet, the folks over at Eurobricks has put out what seems to be the official names of the characters.
Back row: Surfer Boy, Gourmet Chef, Hot Dog Vendor, Elf Maiden, Circus Strongman, Yuppie, Veterinarian, Highwayman
Front row: Connoisseur, Butterfly Girl, Roman Gladiator, Corn Cob Guy, Retro Space Hero, Dance Instructor, Battle Dwarf, Rocket Boy
As with previous Collectible Minifigure series, I’ve already gotten a few requests for the feel guides I put out for this series and there’s no better time than now to do one. I’ll be using the references from the box image to discuss how to feel for a particular character. Again, some may not need a guide but for those who are interested in one, hopefully this helps.
Surfer Boy: The surfboard is the easiest thing to feel for.
Gourmet Chef: There are quite a few things that make her easy to find including the chef’s hat, pie, and whisk.
Hot Dog Vendor: The curved hot dog and bun pieces are the things that stand out for him.
Elf Maiden: You should feel for the sword piece as it is the easiest thing on the Elf Maiden to find.
Circus Strongman: The new round barbell piece is the only thing you should feel for when finding him.
Yuppie: The easiest thing to feel for is the mobile phone as it has a pretty distinct design.
Veterinarian: I think the rabbit piece is the only thing you feel for.
Highwayman: Although he’s only a silhouette and a mystery, there are many reports that this minifigure is a Highwayman which should have a large hat. I’ll update when there are more details.
Connoisseur: There are a few things that make him stand out such as the bulldog, baguette, as we as the little hat.
Butterfly Girl: Her large wings make her stand out very easily.
Roman Gladiator: The only thing that really stands out for him is the large trident piece.
Corn Cob Guy: He should be easy to feel for with the large corn mold piece.
Retro Space Hero: He has a few cool parts to feel for such as the new ray gun and helmet.
Dance Instructor: Her large curly hair piece stands out for me. There’s also a 1×1 round brick that you can use as well.
Battle Dwarf: The hammer should be more than enough to find him. You can also use his mohawk as well.
Rocket Boy: He shouldn’t be hard to find with his large rocket costume mold.
In some non-New York Toy Fair 2017 news, the Dungeon Master project by Ymarilego is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project is a tabletop game where you create your own dungeons to play in with others. The project proposes enough bricks for 8×8 stud wide rooms with the lairs being 16×16 studs wide. There are three hero minifigures as well as six minifigures of monsters and villains for you to combat.
This project was supported heavily by the tabletop game community including Wil Wheaton and Geek and Sundry, just to name a few. It now joins The Blues Mobile and SEGA Classic Arcade Machines as the projects to reach the First 2017 Review Stage.
LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary (71042) at the 2017 New York Toy Fair and Yahoo has details of the set. It will be available March 17 for VIP members according to the store calendar and to the general public on April 1. It has over 2200 pieces and will retail for $199.99.
This highly detailed Lego model with over 2,200 pieces features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast and two further masts, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars and an array of weapons and accessory elements. This model provides a rewarding build and play experience, and the integrated stand makes it suitable for display… Includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead.