BrickLink Mosaick Hits Open Beta

BrickLink Mosaick

BrickLink has rolled out the open beta for their newest feature called Mosaick. It is basically a tool to allow anyone to turn an image into a digital LEGO mosaic. This also allows users to adjust resolution and size to their preference and price points.

After you upload an image, Mosaick gives you a number of options for shape, size (5x5in.-60x60in.), color, and part type (plate, tile, brick). It also gives you an estimated price as well as a parts list to show which elements are need to recreate a particular image. I did a mosaic of my logo to see how it looks and it seems to be running pretty smoothly.

BrickLink Mosaick


The LEGO Group Continues Partnership With WWF to Reduce CO2 Emissions

A few days ago, The LEGO Group announced that it is extending their partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It is an effort to reduce CO2 emissions with their manufacturing and supply chain operations by 2020. The partnership with WWF is to also promote global action on climate change.

LEGO joined with WWF’s Climate Savers Programme in 2014 and has since exceeded all it’s climate targets including:

– Balancing 100% of energy use with renewable sources through investing DKK 6 billion in two offshore wind farms
– Research and development of more sustainable materials
– Improving energy efficiency of producing LEGO bricks by more than 12%

The continued partnership with WWF by TLG has committed to the following by 2020:

– A further 10% increase in carbon (CO2) efficiency per LEGO brick produced
– Continuing to ensure 100% of energy consumption is balanced by production of renewable energy sources
– Further engaging with key suppliers to reduce the CO2 emissions in the full supply chain

You can read more about The LEGO Group’s continued partnership with WWF in the link above.


The Brick Fan May 2017 Monthly Recap

May flew by just like that and here are some LEGO news that you may have missed last month especially towards the end of the month.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Build Your Own Adventure Official Images – The official images for the DK LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Build Your Own Adventure became availble and you can now pre-order it on Amazon.

LEGO Unikitty Cartoon Network Show Officially Announced – Cartoon Network has announced a new LEGO Unikitty show that will air later this year.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Video Game Press Release – TT Games officially announced their newest game with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok Official Images – The official images for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Thor: Ragnarok sets became available on LEGO’s servers.

The LEGO Group Achieves 100% Renewable Energy Target Three Years Early – The LEGO Group’s committment to having 100% renewable energy came three years ahead of schedule.

LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave (21137) Officially Announced – LEGO announced the largest LEGO Minecraft set with The Mountain Cave (21137) which comes in at 2,863 pieces and retailing for $249.99.

The LEGO Batman Movie Rumored 2018 Sets – Rumors of the 2018 The LEGO Batman Movie sets have already started coming.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Rumored 2018 Sets – There are already rumors for some LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes sets for 2018.

LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros Rumored 2018 Sets – Some rumors of the LEGO Super Heroes Mighty Micros sets have surfaced online.

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) Officially Revealed – LEGO officially announced the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) which will be released on September 1.

LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 Expansion Packs Officially Announced – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment officially announced Wave 9 of LEGO Dimensions which includes various franchises such as Beetlejuice, The Powerpuff Girls, and Teen Titans Go!


The AFOL Poster Subscription Service Releases New May Artwork

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, 9464 Vampire Hearse by Joe Cerniglia.

Every month a new artist will create distinctly LEGO-themed art in their own style. 11”x17” posters are available from the AFOL Poster Service website. Posters are tube-shipped to their recipients. For only $10 per month you will get the newest poster tube-shipped to you on the 1st of each month. Subscribers also get a short bio about the artist and the artwork as well as an official LEGO Minifigure from the depicted theme! If you want to pick and choose, the posters will be individually available on the 15th of each month for $13 shipped.

Check out the posters which are available right now. A new poster will be available each month while supplies last. Upcoming themes include Bionicle, Exo-Force Train, & perhaps Classic Castle. Pick up your favorites or sign up for the subscription to never miss a poster!

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The LEGO Group Achieves 100% Renewable Energy Target Three Years Early

Earlier today, The LEGO Group has announced that they have reached their 100% renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule. After spending about a DKK 6 billion/£700m investment over four years into offshore wind farms, the output from these projects have exceeded the energy use from the LEGO factories, offices, and stores globally. Their latest investment in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm will provide power for more than 230,000 British households. You can read more about this milestone in the link above.

Facts about Burbo Bank Extension

The Burbo Bank Extension wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S (25%), parent company of the LEGO Group.
The wind farm is located 7 kilometres off the coast of Liverpool and has a capacity of 258 megawatts, enough to supply renewable energy to 230,000 British households.
The wind farm consists of 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbines.
KIRKBI A/S invested approximately DKK 3.3 billion (GBP 375 million) in the construction of the wind farm, bringing the total amount invested in building offshore wind power to over DKK 6 billion (GBP 680 million).

Facts about the LEGO Group’s 100% renewable energy milestone

Since 2012, KIRKBI A/S has invested approximately DKK 6 billion in renewable energy on behalf of the LEGO Group, equivalent to 162 megawatts.
In addition to Burbo Bank Extension, KIRKBI A/S owns 31.5% of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm in Germany, which can produce 312 megawatts and provide clean energy for 320,000 households.
20,000 solar panels will be installed on the roof of the LEGO® factory in Jiaxing, China. The panels will produce almost six gigawatts of energy per year. This is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 6,000 Chinese households.


LEGO World of Creativity Tour Announced

LEGO has announced a new interactive experience tour for the United States called the LEGO World of Creativity Tour. There are five cities that will be part of the tour including Savannah, GA (July 7-9), Albuquerque, NM (August 4-6), Tacoma, WA (September 8-10), Boise, ID (September 29-October 1), and Madison, WI (October 13-15). Tickets can be purchased at https://worldofcreativity.lego.com/. Check out the full press release below.

ENFIELD, Conn. (May 10, 2017) – Kids and adults alike are in for a “bricktastic” adventure as LEGO Systems, Inc. kicks off the LEGO® World of Creativity tour. This new, hands-on LEGO building experience will tour the United States offering creative adventures for families across the country. LEGO World of Creativity will make five stops in 2017, launching in Savannah, GA July 7-9. Additional tour stops include: Albuquerque, NM (August 4-6), Tacoma, WA (September 8-10), Boise, ID (September 29-October 1), and Madison, WI (October 13-15). Tickets on sale now at worldofcreativity.lego.com. The tour will continue in 2018, with markets and dates to be announced at a later date.

Packed with innovative activities all centered around the endless possibility of the LEGO brick, LEGO World of Creativity gives children and parents a chance to imagine, build and play together. Featuring new interactive building activities, as well as proven family-favorite experiences, LEGO World of Creativity is designed for the whole family to explore the world through imagination and creativity. Families will be captivated by the variety of build and play experiences available in hands-on building zones, such as The Big City, where they can build custom LEGO vehicles and test them down race ramps, The Ocean, where they are invited to build sand castles on a LEGO brick beach, and Outer Space, where customized LEGO creations are put to the gravity test. Other building activities, games and challenges will round out each stop.

“We can’t wait to be back on the road to bring a brand new LEGO building experience to families,” said Vince Rubino, senior manager, event marketing for LEGO Systems. “We know how much families enjoy the time they spend together at our brand-in-hand events. The LEGO World of Creativity tour combines some of the most popular official LEGO event experiences with a new slate of interactive activities centered on open-ended creative building that are sure to surprise and delight kids and adults alike.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with LEGO Systems on the LEGO World of Creativity tour and we’re excited to bring the classic LEGO brick building experience to families across the country,” said Eddie Newquist, EVP and chief creative officer for global events company, GES. “With GES’ long history of connecting brands with the families who love them, we are sure that the LEGO World of Creativity tour will be a wonderful addition to the roster of official LEGO experiences.”

Seven sessions – each three hours in length – will be held at each tour stop over three days. The event requires a timed-entry ticket and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure entry during their desired date and time.


Win Tickets to LEGO House Grand Opening

The LEGO House in Denmark opens this September and LEGO is giving everyone a chance to win tickets to the grand opening. To enter, you must be 18 years old and just sign up for their newsletter by May 31, 2017 and you’re entered. There will be 50 winners randomly drawn from the newsletter sign ups between now and the deadline.

Note that the prize is only for tickets to the LEGO House Experience Zones and does not cover travel, hotel, or meal expenses.

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