LEGO has released images of the Marvel Superheroes Ultrabuilds of the Avengers Captain America, Iron Man, and the Hulk. They are made similar to the Hero Factory series. I must say these are some of the coolest looking figures I’ve seen especially Iron Man. The figures are priced around the same as the DC Universe Ultrabuilds and are expected to be released sometime in 2012.
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LEGO has officially released the poster for Gollum as well as the images for the minifigs of the Lord of the Rings sets. See the descriptions of the upcoming sets being released this summer here. I can’t wait to get my hands on the precious.
LEGO has announced that the Mini Modular (10230)buildings are available for sale online. The only catch is that you must be a LEGO VIP member to purchase it. The set is a smaller, scaled down version of the their original counterparts and contains 1356 pieces and retails for $79.99. The five buildings included are the Grand Emporium, Café Corner, Market Street, Green Grocer, Fire Brigade. Like the original ones, the Mini Modulars are able to be connected to each other. The completed model measures over 5″ tall, 12″ long and 2.5″ wide. Each individual building measures 2.5″ long and 2.5″ wide. Below is a video what the set looks like.
ToyFair 2012 in London finally reveals the LEGO Lord of the Rings sets coming out Summer 2012.
In Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, we see a group of furry individuals who help out the Rebel forces called Ewoks. In August 2011, LEGO released set 7956 called Ewok Attack. Here the set recreates a scene from the Battle of Endor where the Ewoks ambush the Imperial forces. Ewok Attack consists of 166 pieces and goes for $24.99 which puts it at $0.15 per piece.
I love LEGO. Who doesn’t love LEGO? You take little bricks and create wonders with your imagination. Growing up with the basic bricks and building crazy and colorful structures and vehicles made me happy. Now I’m all grown up and I’m proud to be an AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO).
For the past couple of months, my love for the bricks came back again after almost two decades of dormancy. The sets that interested me on my return were the Harry Potter and especially the Star Wars sets. As a Star Wars fan, I love how the whole universe is recreated by these tiny bricks, ranging from all the vehicles and ships to the minifigs themselves. There’s also a sense of satisfaction when each set is completed and you can say to yourself “Wow!”
There are thousands if not millions of AFOL’s in the world but there’s one in particular, besides my girlfriend, that I can thank for rekindling my passion for LEGO, Chris Pirillo. I’ve been following Chris and the Lockergnome community for many years now for technology news but I also enjoy his LEGO videos as well. He has even mentioned that his LEGO videos bring in more traffic than his tech videos. Chris recently did an interview for a LEGO radio documentary on a TLDR episode discussing his experience with LEGO.
Here is also one of his many LEGO articles he’s written: http://chris.pirillo.com/i-like-lego/. Although it’s an older article, it’s a good one. Much like how the bricks themselves are timeless.