Ript Apparel is back with another cool LEGO themed t-shirt. This time it is the Mini Marshmallow Man by Brinkerhoff. Since we’ll be getting the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 as an official LEGO set in the near future, this shirt will go great with it. Like with many other sites that sell t-shirts, it will only be available for 24 hours so act fast. If you use the link above, you’ll be supporting The Brick Fan.
It’s only been a week since LEGO CUUSOO announced that they would start accepting Doctor Who projects and so far there have been many projects listed but one of them is leading the pack. That one is created by GlenBricker in collaboration with Kaminoan and is simply named Doctor Who. The project suggests 5-7 minifigures, K-9, and 3 brick-built Daleks with the TARDIS and the console. Currently as of this writing, it already has quickly amassed 6,980 supporters so we know that the demand is there for an official set. CUUSOO has also sent out their official comments for passing 5,000 supporters. Since there are so many Doctor Who projects listed, we can’t feature them all but be sure to check out all the ones listed and spread the word about them. Maybe yours will be the next one reaching 5,000 supporters and on your way to getting 10,000.
Congratulations on 5,000+ Supporters!
That pretty blue police box does more than just police boxing. It’s a time machine. Don’t believe me? Just look at how quickly this project reached 5,000 supporters! Aside from the beautiful TARDIS this project offers Minifigures, a K-9 and brick build Daleks. We think it is safe to say that the essence of Doctor Who is captured in the awesome project.
Remember that LEGO CUUSOO is set up to produce individual sets, so we suggest you prioritize and reduce the number of minifigures you recommend be included in a potential LEGO set. Otherwise we would like the liberty to choose the minifigures from your list of suggested options.
Good luck ‘spreading the word’ on the Doctor and this project on your way to 10,000 supporters!
The LEGO CUUSOO Team
Yesterday was the March 2014 Mini Monthly Build event at my local LEGO Store (Fashion Valley, San Diego) and as usual, the place was packed with parents and kids building the Spring Tree (40096) set. It may seem from the images that the store was bombarded by families and customers but the staff on the floor had it all under control. I didn’t stay for the whole event but it looked like everything went smoothly.
This month’s mini build was a 62 piece Spring Tree. It’s a simple built tree with eyes and a blue jay sitting on top. The piece count may be misleading since the build is made up of a lot of small pieces. It does come with some nice tan arch pieces but it looks off because the rest of the tree trunk is brown. The base is created with two 2×4 lime plates instead of a single 4×4 plate. I also didn’t understand the purpose of the eyes. Overall, it is just a tree with some wacky designs that kids can enjoy.
During the month of March, LEGO Stores and Shop@Home is offering a minifigure polybag that I’m sure many people will be wanting to get their hands on, the DC Comics Super Heroes Martian Manhunter (5002126) polybag.
Martian Manhunter, aka J’onn J’onzz, is based off The New 52 version. He has a green head with red eyes and black surrounding them to show the depth of the eyes. He has a green torso with red straps going across the chest. Around his shoulders area is a blue collar from the cape. The legs are mostly blue with some red printing for part of his tunic.
Overall, the Martian Manhunter is a really good minifigure and is a great addition for fans of the Justice League of America. If you were lucky to get the Green Lantern from the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, then you have the potential to get all of the original members of the JLA with the release of the Flash this year. If you’re like the majority of us who don’t have Mr. Hal Jordan, you just have to wait for him to be released in an official set. For the meantime, at least we’re one step closer to a full JLA.
To get the Martian Manhunter, you will need to spend $75 at LEGO Stores or on Shop@Home but for 1 lucky winner, you can get it for free! All you have to do is to enter our giveaway on the Rafflecopter app below. The giveaway will end on March 15th.
As we reported yesterday, the LEGO The Hobbit Video Game PC demo is now available for download. I’ve played through the demo and have recorded it for you to take a look. The demo takes place below The Misty Mountains where the company of Dwarves are captured by the Goblin King. The point is to find a way to escape. If you want to try out the demo yourself, you can download it here. The game will be available next month.
To celebrate Bechtel’s involvement in the First LEGO League, they have commissioned UK LEGO Certified Professional Bright Bricks to create a replica of a tunnel boring machine. The 2-meter long model consists of 50,000 bricks and was created with the help of Bechtel’s engineers. The miniature model shows all the working components of a real tunnel boring machine. It is of 1/20 scale and took a 3-man team 25 days to finish. Check out the video below:
There was an interesting report earlier today by Time that The LEGO Group could be considering 3D printing as a business strategy. Could we be able to print our own bricks and minifigures in the future? The article states that LEGO is looking at ways to adapt to an age where things are going digital. Although LEGO does have an online presence, they want to grow that presence and they believe that 3D printing may be the way to go.
John Goodwin, LEGO’s CFO, states, “3-D printing is a fascinating development and certainly opens up a lot of new avenues. We are looking very intently at it and monitoring it, looking at what potential opportunities there are for consumers.”
Last week at The LEGO Group’s 2013 annual report, CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp stated in the press conference that LEGO wants to leverage digitalisation and 3D printing could be another way how the company could achieve that goal. Finally Mads Nipper, LEGO’s Chief Marketing Officer, notes 3D printing “might be an exciting opportunity to print your own bricks.” What do you think of the idea of creating your own bricks using 3D technology?