LEGO Ideas has announced the winner of the Second 2016 Review Stage and it is the Women of NASA. This set was stated to be releases in late 2017 or early 2018. In addition, the Voltron – Defender of the Universe project is still under consideration so that could also be a set in the future. The results of that will be announced at the Third 2016 Review results.
There were twelve projects that qualified for review which included Voltron – Defender of the Universe, Spaceballs – Eagle 5, The Addams Family Mansion, the Merchant’s House, the Large Hadron Collider, LEGO Observatory – Mountain View, Modular Construction Site, the Women of NASA, Star Wars UCS X34 Landspeeder, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, Lovelace & Babbage, and The Plum Creek – The Little House on the Prairie.
Honestly, the Women of NASA project didn’t really surprise me because LEGO does have a partnership with NASA and there are a few space-themed sets already including the upcoming Saturn V one for later this year.
What do you guys think if the project that was chosen to become an official LEGO Ideas set? Sound off in the comments below.
If you haven’t picked up the LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307) yet, Amazon has it on sale for a pretty decent price of $59.99 which is 25% off the retail price. I’ve done a review of the Caterham and it is arguably one of the best LEGO Ideas sets to be released so far. With the sale going on, it’s worth picking up even more.
We’re getting down towards the end of The LEGO Batman Movie set reviews and the penultimate set I’ll be reviewing of the initial wave is the Batcave Break-In (70909). The set has 1,047 pieces and retails for $99.99. There are eight numbered bags, the instruction booklet, and a decent sized sticker sheet packed in the box.
Interested in LEGO Art? The AFOL Poster Subscription Service from Bricks on the Dollar has begun its mission to bring you original LEGO Artwork every month with their second release, 6037 Witch’s Windship by Claire Baldwin.
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If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s going to be a cool little set that will be coming out for aspiring filmmakers called Movie Maker Set (853650) that is themed around The LEGO Batman Movie. The set has 152 pieces and includes a Batman minifigure, parts to build a stand for your smartphone, as well as a background scene. The set is good for making your own stop-motion videos.
The Movie Maker Set (853650) is already available in Europe and Asia but there’s no word on the availability here in North America.
The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie is now available and DK has sent over a copy of the book. I already purchased my own copy from Amazon and I’ll be doing a review on it probably in the next week or so to give people some time to watch the movie if they haven’t yet since there are spoilers.
For this extra copy, I’ll be doing a giveaway for it for you readers. There’s nothing special you have to do, just follow the instructions below. The contest will run for two weeks and the deadline to enter is March 11, 2017 and one winner will be chosen. This will be a USA only contest.
The Red Arrows Hawk by M4 CUS and RAFRed10 is the latest project to achieve 10,000 on LEGO Ideas. It is based on the BAE Systems Hawk T1 aircraft that flies for the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. The plane also has functioning features such as a retractable undercarriage and opening cockpit canopy. There’s also a pilot and engineer minifigures in their respective red and blue suits.