It’s official, the LEGO Group has unveiled their new International Space Station (21321) set, which comes packed with authentic details as part of its 10-year celebration of the Ideas program. This set is actually based on a concept from a LEGO fan, and contains 864 pieces, including the iconic space station itself, NASA space shuttle, three mini cargo spacecrafts, as well as two astronaut microfigures. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Let’s face it, LEGO sets are fun to put together, but when it comes time to clean everything up, sorting the leftover pieces definitely isn’t the most enjoyable task. Inventor Daniel West has just the solution. This LEGO enthusiast put his engineering skills to work by building the world’s first universal LEGO sorting machine that uses an AI-powered neural network to identify, classify and organize the pieces more efficiently than a human ever could. Read more to see it in-action.
Batman fans rejoice! LEGO revealed today their all-new DC Batman 76139 1989 Batmobile model car kit that eplicates the classic curves of the famous Batmobile car, as seen in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. It measures 60cm long and consists of 3,306 pieces, offering a challenging and rewarding build. Authentic features include a slide-open cockpit with a wraparound windshield element, 2 hidden machine guns with a pop-up function activated by turning the turbine exhaust, and decorative grappling hooks on each side of the vehicle.
LEGO fans rejoice! The company is launching a limited edition original wooden “minifigure” that has been upscaled to 5:1, and designed in partnership with Room Copenhagen. Standing seven-inches-tall, it features an oak body, plastic hands and a branded LEGO logo on top of its head. If you like customizing things, there are plenty of options, but keeping it as is also makes for a great conversation piece. Read more for a video and additional information.
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When is LEGO not just something you use to build static sculptures? When BuWizz gets their hands on the bricks. The team used nearly 8,000 LEGO pieces, 32 L motors, 8 BuWizz bricks, and the BuWizz app to create a life-sized go-kart that can hit a top speed of 2.5 mph. Sure, it may not be a speed demon, but the idea that one day anyone will be able to create things like this at home was more than worth the hundreds of hours it took to build. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Created by LEGO Lead Model Designer Greg Omartian and Senior Model Builder Jeff Rushby, this life-sized Iron Man that stands 6.5-feet-tall made its debut at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con. It’s modeled after Tony Stark’s Mark LXXXV suit from Avengers: Endgame and took exactly 35,119 LEGO pieces over 255-hours to complete. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The LEGO Technic (42110) Land Rover Defender has just been unveiled, and it’s been launched alongside the new 2020 Defender at the Frankfurt Motor Show. At 2,573-pieces, this kit includes authentic body panels / rims, four-wheel drive with three differentials, a fully independent suspension, functional winch, and LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
At $699.99, the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) is more of a set you that you put on display once completed. Featuring all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, hengine exhausts, intricate surface detailing. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Star Wars Boost Droid Commander kit basically teaches you how to code, and what better way to showcase the possibilities than by creating an entire orchestra? To be more specific, the team at LEGO used 95 droids, 10 violins, 8 keyboards, 4 cellos, 30 iPads, and 1 incredible inventor (Carl Merriam). Even more awesome, the orchestra was conducted using Boost apps. If forming an orchestra just isn’t your thing, the Boost app also has drag & drop coding plus authentic sound / music. or equip the droids with tools and weapons to complete missions. Product page. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Created by MOC user “Madoca1977”, this LEGO Technic Tatra 8×8 truck that isn’t just a static sculpture fit for a bookshelf, but rather an off-roading vehicle capable of going almost anywhere. It’s based on the Czech-made Tatra T813 truck and is powered by several motors capable of powering the vehicle through rough terrain, like rocks. Read more for a video and additional information.