On March 31, 2012, The Winchester – Shaun of the Dead by Yatkuu has reached the 10,000 supporters needed to be considered by LEGO to be an official LEGO set. If approved, this will be the fourth official CUUSOO set joining Shinkai 6500 (21100), Hayabusa (21101), and the soon releasing Minecraft Micro World (21102). Below is the official LEGO comment for the achievement.
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Heather Braaten aka HeatherLEGOGirl, who is a big part of the LEGO community, is missing. The whole community would like to ask for your help in finding Heather and bringing her back to her family safe and sound. Here is the official Missing Person Report on the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs website. If you have any information, please contact the Seattle Police Department.
More details at The Brothers Brick.
**Update 4/2/12** In some unfortunate news, I am sad to report that Heather Braaten’s body has been found on 4/1/12 as reported by Lino. Our thoughts and prayers are with Heather’s family and friends. We will miss you Heather…
LEGO has released The Avengers movie poster with the characters in their minifigure versions. The poster shows Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, the Hulk, the Black Widow, and Nick Fury. All the figures look cool especially Nick Fury and his gun. Look for the movie to be released on May 4.
**Images are from Comic Cook Resources (CBR)**
On March 29, 2012, LEGOLAND California is set for the highly anticipated LEGO Star Wars Miniland expansion. There will be scenes built in 1:20 scale from 1.5 million bricks for all six Star Wars movies as well as the Clone Wars animated series.
One of the new models that will be displayed is the Opee Sea Killer. The video below shows Gary McIntire, the Master Model Builder at LEGOLAND California setting up the model for the new expansion.
Another model that was created for the expansion is the Sandcrawler which is for Episode IV where the Jawas are selling the droids. Also seen in this video are 3 foot tall minifigures of Luke Skywalker, Wicket, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Anakin Skywalker, and Darth Maul just to name a few.
Star Wars Days
Starting March 31-April 1, 2012, Star Wars Days will be held at LEGOLAND California. There will be many activities there from character appearances to LEGO Star Wars Building Competitions and a costume contest as well. Click on the banner below to see the full Star Wars Days schedule at LEGOLAND California’s website.
I’m hoping to be there on March 31 and our friends at From Bricks To Bothans will be there as well. I’m looking forward to taking a lot of pictures and will be posting them to my Flickr as soon as I get back. It’ll be my first Star Wars Days so I’m definitely excited. Hope to see you there!
On April 1, 2012, stores will be releasing LEGO Minifigures Series 7 (8831) worldwide. WhiteFang from Eurobricks has done a review of them already and they look absolutely amazing.
The following are a list of the minifigures included in this series: Swimming Champion, Aztec Warrior, Bunny-Suit Guy, Bride, Ocean King, Bag-Piper, Daredevil, Galaxy Patrol, Tennis Player, Jungle Boy, Hippie, Computer Programmer, Female Viking, Evil Knight, Punk Rocker, Little Red Riding Hood.
Although I haven’t bought any minifigs from the previous 6 series, I might be picking some up from Series 7. There are a couple that I’m really liking especially the Galaxy Patrol, the Aztec Warrior, and the Evil Knight. Head over to Eurobricks to see an more in-depth review of each figure in the series.
You can now pre-order LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes at Gamestop starting today. As an added bonus, they are throwing in an exclusive GS Lex Luthor Minifigure with the purchase. If you’re wanting the game, why not do order here and get a awesome looking minifig as well.