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.
Standing over 14-inches tall, the LEGO Ideas (21318) Treehouse is the largest in the line yet with 3,036 pieces and it even comes with leaves in two colors to for both summer as well as fall versions. In addition to the three cabins and four minifigs, what really sets it apart from the other sets are the plant-based flowers, trees, and shrubs. That’s right, these pieces are all made entirely from plant-based polyethylene using sustainably sourced sugarcane. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a master builders at LEGO spent nearly 300 hours designing and building a life-size model of the lunar module pilot and the iconic A7L spacesuit that he wore on July 20, 1969 at Tranquility Base, using a whopping 44,051-bricks. This life-sized figure made its debut to the public on Thursday (July 18) at the Apollo 50 Festival hosted by the Smithsonian and NASA on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.