Consisting of 3,955-pieces, this Home Alone house is the largest LEGO Ideas set yet. It’s a faithful recreation of the McCallister family residence from the classic Home Alone movie, where mayhem ensued as Kevin was left to fend for himself against clumsy burglars Harry and Marv. This set was designed by 28-year-old Alex Storozhuk from Ukraine and packed full of features that tell the story of Kevin’s holiday traps. Read more for three videos, including a hands-on review and speed build.
Sure, there have been a few fan-made LEGO Tesla Cybertruck sets, but none have been officially approved for release, and this is where Mattel Creations comes in. This limited edition set consists of 3,2832-pieces and can be pre-ordered for $250 USD, complete with pre-shattered windows that is a nod to the blunder during Elon Musk’s presentation all the way back in November, 2019. Read more for a short video, additional pictures and information.
A new LEGO Technic (42127) set has surfaced ahead of the 2022 “The Batman” movie release, and it’s modeled after the all-new Batmobile. Unlike previous sets, this one includes two light bricks – 1 red and 1 yellow – with the former adding an ominous glow to the transparent engine out back, while the yellow brick illuminates the front grille. Other features include front wheel steering, a rear differential, spinning flame, and functional doors as well as the hood. Read more for additional pictures and information.
You may have seen this incredible The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Castle LEGO Ideas set a few months ago, but unfortunately, it did not make the cut in this latest voting round. The LEGO Review Board had to comb through 57 finalists, including Metroid as well as Animal Crossing sets, and narrowed things down to just three ideas: Jazz Quartet, The Office and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Read more to see more pictures of the Zelda set.
The LEGO Art World Map may take the crown for largest set yet with 11,695-pieces, but this Titanic ship isn’t too far behind at 9,090-pieces. Designed for LEGO fans and historians alike, it faithfully recreates not only the ship’s exterior, but also multiple interior rooms that can be explored, including the First-Class grand staircase spanning six decks and the Jacobean-style dining saloon on the D deck. Read more for a hands-on video review and speed build.
With 2,064-pieces and priced at $169.99 USD, the LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Block (71395) set launches 25-years after the iconic Nintendo game. The question block opens up to reveal several familiar scenes, including Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Trouble. That’s not all, it also includes exclusive microfigures of iconic characters, such as Mario and Princess Peach, that can be placed directly in the scenes. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The all-new LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster set, created in collaboration with fan designer Tomáš Letenay, celebrates the guitar famously played by music legends and upcoming artists alike. This 1970s Fender Stratocaster recreation fits on your desk and includes the option to either build a red or black version of the iconic instrument. Featuring six strings, movable tuning pegs and a tremolo arm for distortion. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, additional pictures and information.
A master LEGO builder known as “The Brick Wall” on YouTube has been known to build many things using the bricks, including this fully-functional pizza factory. Sure, this build may not be for everyone, but for those interested in creating something similar, it uses mainly LEGO Technic parts as well as motors from the same line. Unlike standard pieces, Technic sets feature special pieces, like gears, axles, and pins. Read more to see the contraption in action.
Utah-based Culper Precision recently unveiled a customization option for their Gen 3 / Gen 4 Glock 19 pistols that make them look like they are built from real LEGO bricks. Called Block19, they were immediately issued a take down order by LEGO, which could mean that nobody was able to purchase one of these $549 – $765 pistols before the option was discontinued. Read more for a short video on the weapon and additional information.
UC Berkeley engineers have developed an insect-sized robot based on the principle of sticky footpads found on some of these creatures, called electrostatic adhesion. This robot is capable of swerving and pivoting with the agility of a cheetah, thus enabling it to traverse complex terrain quickly while avoiding unexpected obstacles. It’s made from a thin, layered material that bends and contracts when an electric voltage is applied. Read more for two videos and additional information.