LEGO fans can literally build the future, or at least their latest ads would like you to think so. Called "Imagine", this campaign brings childhood fantasies, such as King Kong scaling a skyscraper or Moby Dick pursuing the elusive whale, to life using thousands of colorful bricks. Continue reading for more.
LEGO fans who love Harry Potter rejoice! The new LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) set is now the second largest ever, with 6,020-pieces. Featuring Whomping Willow and Hagri's Hut, complete with microfigs of the students, teachers, Dementors, Aragog, the Basilisk, and even a Hungarian Horntail. Priced at $399.99, it will become available on August 15 for VIP members and to the general public on September 1. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
LEGO and Final Fantasy fanatic Marius Herrmann spent countless hours, along with 10,000 LEGO pieces, to create a massive model of Bahamut from Final Fantasy X. With a wingspan of almost 1-meter, it features gold plant stems for the wing details, purle pentagonal shields, dark blue scales, and discontinued wedge plates as well as grilles in a shade of purple. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Priced at $149.99, the 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set consists of 1,295 LEGO pieces, complete with a detailed straight-six engine, rotating license plates, wheel-mounted tire slashers, a rear bullet shield and even hidden machine guns that can be deployed by pulling back on the gear knob. However, the coolest feature is the working ejector seat, which works when you pull back on the rear bumper. Continue reading for a full video review, more pictures and information.
LEGO fanatics who just happen to be in Copenhagen, Denmark today or tomorrow can now customize their very own minifigure, and for just $5 USD. Simply put, this touchscreen machine prints your selected designs directly onto an official minifigure torso, with the ability to add text, different colored pants, etc. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Voltron fans who love LEGO sets rejoice! The 21311 set contains 2,321 pieces, and for those lucky enough to attend San Diego Comic-Con next month you'll be able to snag one if you're quick enough, otherwise LEGO VIP members can get their hands on it beginning July 23, while the wide release is set for August 1, priced at $179.99. It features black, blue, yellow, red and green lions that can easily be posed, complete with specially designed, extra-strong joints. When combined, you create the Voltron super robot wielding a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to the robot's hands. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Star Wars fan "OneCase" has just revealed their latest project, and it's an incredible LEGO replica of the Executor-class Star Dreadnought ship. Measuring 4.16-feet (52-in / 132-cm), this ship consists of more than 7,300 pieces, making it even larger than the official LEGO Star Wars 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon set. Continue reading for two more pictures and additional information.
Batman fanatic and LEGO brick master Brent Waller might have built the ultimate LEGO Batman creation, Wayne Manor, complete with Batcave, that stands over 6-feet tall. It took him more than 1-year to piece together, sitting on nine 32x32 baseplates using as many as 100,000 pieces. Continue reading for a detailed video walkthrough, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.
Helen Sham, the photographer who created this Hasselblad camera, is back at it again, and this time, with a functional Nintendo arcade cabinet made from 15,000 LEGO bricks. It stands more than 5-feet tall, and features brick-built graphics pulled straight from the Mario vs Donkey Kong 2 game, complete with a Donkey Kong sculpture perched atop the machine, as well as numerous light-up LED pieces. How long did all of this take to make? Well, about 6-hours for the design itself, and then 27-hours to get everything assembled. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
Photographer and designer Helen Sham wanted to take LEGO to the next level by combining all of her passions into one. So, she decided to build a Hasselblad 503CX medium format film camera using the bricks, and one day, it could even become an official LEGO kit sold in stores. "I Lego-designed this camera because I am also a photographer and this camera has been one of my favorites. I love the manual mechanisms of this particular camera very much," said Sham. Continue reading to see the camera taken apart and for more information.