YourCreatvieFriends has uploaded a picture of the teaser page from the latest LEGO Club Magazine for the return of the LEGO Legends of Chima animated tv show. The Cartoon Network will be having a 90 minute special on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00/6:00c. The series will most likely continue where it left off back in January during the premiered when Cragger appeared to have stolen Laval’s CHI orb but at the end, Laval rides in with the Legendary Lion and scares off the opposing tribes. Stay tuned on March 27th to see what happens next episode on the Legends of Chima.
March is already upon us and there are some nice deals that will be going on at LEGO brick and mortar stores as well as on [email protected]
- From now until March 15th, there will FREE shipping for all orders $75 or more.
- During the whole month of March, you will get a FREE LEGO Star Wars Republic Frigate polybag (30242) with a $50 purchase of LEGO Star Wars orders.
- From March 25 – April 8, there will be a Double VIP event.
Also, the LEGO Creator Expert Palace Cinema (10232) is now available for purchase for everybody.
The Land Rover Defender 110 by Sheepo is the latest project to hit 10000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO. It now qualifies to be included in the Spring Review joining the Exo Suit, the Andy/Bugdroid the Android, and the Legend of Zelda. The Defender 110 was listed on CUUSOO on May 14, 2012 but that shows persistence does pay off in the end.
The deadline for the project to reach the required number of supporters to make it to the review stage would’ve been March 4th but it got some extra support from Land Rover USA and their social media team. I sent a tweet to them to see if they could do something to rally some support and they happily obliged by sending a tweet about the project to their 85k+ followers. They went even further to post to their Facebook Page as well to gather support from their fans. In terms of social media, Land Rover was a really good sport to help out.
Congratulations on 10,000 Supporters, Sheepo!
You did it, just in time for the Spring Review deadline! Again, great work and we’re impressed with all of the detail and functionality that you have put into the Land Rover Defender 110.
Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
The LEGO Review Begins in March
This project qualifies for the quarterly review beginning in March, which will also include all projects that reach 10,000 between now and March 4. For more information about the quarterly review process, see this blog post.
The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a “go/no go” decision to develop and sell a product based on the Land Rover Defender 110 concept.
When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, LEGO model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.
We will post follow-up information and our decision here.
The LEGO CUUSOO Team
Target stores will be selling a special version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-Ray + DVD+ UltraViolet Combo Pack that will also include an exclusive LEGO Bilbo Baggins minifigure. The 2-disc set will be available on March 19, 2013 and retails for $24.99. The Bilbo minifig looks to be a new one that haven’t been seen before in sets. So if you’re looking to buy the Hobbit movie set anyways, head over to Target to pick up an extra bonus.
Brickset has posted an image of the new LEGO Series 10 Collectible Minifigures. Argos has them listed at £1.99 and they will be released in May. We’ve known the list of these minifigures for a while now but it’s nice to have a clear view of what they look like. Series 10 will also be the one with the Golden Minifigure inserted randomly in the boxes. There will only be 5000 of the special minifig in the world. My impressions of him is that he looks nice and will be easily feel-able in the packages but it’ll be extremely hard to find one of these guys.
There are regular LEGO Hogwarts Castle sets produced by LEGO and there’s Alice Finch’s version of the iconic castle from the Harry Potter series. Her 400,000 brick build of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry won both “Best in Show” as well as “People’s Choice” as BrickCon 2012. She was recently interviewed by The Brothers Brick, which I highly recommend reading, where the massive structure was officially unveiled on her Flickr page. As a big Harry Potter fan having read the books and seen the movies, the sheer amount of bricks and the time it took to build it is unfathomable and to get all the small, intricate details within Hogwarts is just pure awesomeness. Although I’ll never be creating something so spectacular, I can at least enjoy looking at the pictures and immerse myself in the world of Harry Potter.
A few days ago, we featured the Ghostbusters HQ by Alex Jones, aka Orion Pax, and now he is back with another project that draws us back to the 80’s, K.I.T.T. from the Knight Rider tv series. Orion even manages to fit a 2×3 red light brick to simulate the red scanner in front the 7-stud wide car. Now I want one of these too.