In honor of the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, the LEGO Group today unveiled a new R2-D2 construction set that consists of 2,314-pieces. Not just any set, this one includes the droid’s unique retractable mid-leg, rotating head, periscope and several hidden tools including a lightsaber hilt concealed within a secret compartment in its head. When fully built, it’s perfect when displayed with right next to the set’s exclusive minifigure version of the iconic droid as well as a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
The LEGO Super Mario Adventures world continues to expand with an all-new Luigi Starter Course (71387) that’s set to be released this summer. This 280-piece set adds several new characters including a pink Yoshi, Bone Goomba and Boss Boom Boom. Similar to the Mario set, Luigi has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color as well as action bricks. As an added bonus, a speaker plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The LEGO Architecture London Skyline Collection consists of five iconic landmarks comprised of 468-pieces, and you can get a set for $31.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $99. It features the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge, complete with a collectible booklet containing information about the design, architecture as well as history of the famous landmarks. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a review, and additional information.
The LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk Building Kit recreates the famous cafe, complete with authentic details that will bring back memories for fans of the TV show, and you can get it for $47.99 shipped after clipping the on-page $6 off coupon, today only, originally $59.99. The famous seating area is removable for easy play and there’s also a stage for musical performances as well as a service counter to order food. – be sure to clip the on-page $6 off coupon for the additional discount. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, which was developed in collaboration with the agency, consists of 2,354 pieces, complete with a landing gear-equipped Discovery orbiter, payload bay doors, elevons / rudder, and the iconic Hubble Space Telescope, which can either be folded and contained within the payload bay or expanded with solar array and displayed separately. Plus, you also get a nifty display plaque which features key data from the mission. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
To see Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night in person, you’ll have to visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. This oil on canvas painting by Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was painted in June 1889 and shows the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise. One fan of this artwork decided to recreate it with LEGO and managed to get 10,000 votes for their set to become a reality. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Spanning a mind-blowing 2,060 square feet in size, this massive Lord of the Rings-inspired LEGO mini brick build took 50 designers and brick builders 3-years to assemble using 150-million pieces. For those interested, you can visit it at Smaerd Land in Shenzhen, China’s largest children’s museum that is open Tue – Sun. This diorama is just one of the exhibitions at Smaerd Land, as guests will also be able to experience a “Sci-Fi Zone” and “Window to the World” displays. Read more for the video and additional information.
Sure, manually wrapping presents is a far simpler task than building a machine out of LEGO to do the job, but the novelty of this creation alone was time well spent for “The Brick Wall”. Back in December, this LEGO extraordinaire built a simple gift wrap machine, and now, it’s been scaled up to factory size. It measures 72-inches in length, 20-inches tall and 28-inches deep, powered by 19 motors, along with 4 Buwizz (remote control), and a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 core set. Read more for a video.
LEGO Ideas just announced that they’ll be bringing SEGA’s iconic speedster, Sonic the Hedgehog, to brick form. This set will be based on a concept design submitted by 24 year-old LEGO superfan Viv Grannell from the United Kingdom. Her design was inspired by SEGA popular 2017 platformer game Sonic Mania, and features iconic characters, environments as well as power-ups from the game’s Green Hill Zone level. The design received 10,000 votes, which greenlit the project for approval from LEGO. Read more for additional pictures and information.
If you’ve browsed YouTube in the past 2-years, ASMR video might have randomly shown up in your feed. These refer to autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), or a tingling sensation that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. The triggers for these sensations are commonly auditory / visual, and may be encountered through the interpersonal interactions of daily life. Spotify partnered with The LEGO Group to bring you an entire playlist of brick-filled goodness. Read more for a preview and additional information.