Our Flickr friend, motayan, has posted images of a couple of the LEGO Star Wars summer sets. Here, you can see the Jek-14’s Stealth Starfighter (75018) and the AT-TE (75019). Although the images are kind of small, you can see a few of the minifigures included in the sets. For the Jek-14 Starfighter you get Jek-14, Separatist Bounty Hunter, Special Forces Clone Trooper, and R4-G0. In the AT-TE, you get Mace Windu, Coleman Trebor, Clone Trooper Gunner, and 2 Battle Droids. Looking at the images, what do you think of these new sets?
On January 28, 1958 at 1:58pm, Godtfred Kirk Christiansen and LEGO filed the patent for the modern LEGO brick. Before, the bricks’ locking ability were very limited and Christiansen and his engineers came up with an updated design for the now stud-and-tube coupling system, which we all know and love. This new design made all the models more stable with better locking ability. One unique feature is that the bricks will hold well together but can also be taken apart by anyone with ease. On this day 55 years ago, the original design was sent to Danish patent offices and patent DK92683C. Legetøjsbyggeelement. was granted on January 29, 1962. Many years after that, LEGO has became one of the most successful toy companies in the world.
Continuing with their LEGO Legends of Chima reviews, YourCreativeFriends has reviewed Razar’s CHI Raider (70012). The set contains 412 pieces and retails for $39.99, which is about $0.10/piece. The box has two instruction booklets with three minifigures: Razar, Rizzo and Ewar. The actual build consists of the CHI Raider, a mini CHI temple, and the eagle cannon. Check out YCF’s video below for more details of Razar’s CHI Raider.
In the final set of the initial wave of the LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets, we have the Turtle Lair Attack (79103). The Turtles’ humble abode is being invaded by the Foot and the have to stop them.The set contains 488 pieces and retails for $49.99. There are two instruction booklets, four numbered bags, and one sticker sheet.
Flickr user, smokebelch, has created a model of what could be the new LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Robin and Redbird Cycle (30166) polybag being released later this year. The build uses Brickset’s parts inventory which has been pulled from LEGO’s official replacements part page. Since there is no official images of the polybag yet, this is as close as we’re going to get until we see some real pictures from LEGO. What do you think of the Robin and Redbird Cycle model by smokebelch?
An image of the new LEGO Lord of the Rings minifigures for the 2013 sets have been leaked on the very popular site, Reddit. The image is marked “Confidential” so we won’t be posting or linking to the page but if you do some digging, you can probably find it. What I can tell you is that there are 20 new minifigures for the 2013 sets including the long-waited Gandalf the White and the Mouth of Sauron. There is also a minifigure called Pirate of Umbar which is the character that Peter Jackson did the cameo for. You can see that minifig in our post of the Pirate Ship Ambush here. Which minifig(s) are you looking forward to picking up when they come out?
Back in December, LEGO post some pictures on Facebook of a life-size Bag End made completely out of LEGO. LEGO has released a short documentary on how they came up with the design and all the work the employees put in to complete the Bag End. The life-size build was based off the An Unexpected Gathering (79003) set and was blown up 20 times the size of the original set. The minifigures, however, were blown up 24 times. The dimensions are 17 feet wide by 10 feet deep 7 1/2 feet tall. It stated that it took 12 model shop employees to complete but sometimes went up to 15 or 16 people and took about 3000 hours to build it. Pete Donner states that the design on the computer said there were at least 2.5 million 1×1 bricks. Check out the video below to see this amazing build.