Saturday, April 27, 2013

LEGO Exclusive Toy Soldier Minifigs

Saw this new update on Brickset just now while I'm updating myself with news that are happening around in this week. It seems like the Minifigures Character Encylopedia has been released and I'm sure it will not hit our shore that early. unless you placed order through Amazon. Below here is a great photo that has been taken by the Brickset team:

Toy Soldier from DK Minifigures book Toy Soldier from DK Minifigures book

Now I'm in dilemma whether to get a copy of this Minifigures Character Encylopedia or otherwise, it seems like they purposely make you feel incomplete without this minifigs added into your minifigures series collection since it comes from the encyclopedia. But these tiny little men and women are a premium over here in Malaysia. Honestly, this toy soldier looks good.

Images from Brickset.

LEGO Lord fo The Rings #10237 Tower of Orthanc

Long time I have not being following news about LEGO daily after starting my working life. Time are so much precious right now that I do not have time to enjoy my hobby anymore. It as a surprise for me to see this on my Facebook yesterday when LEGO announced this gigantic tower.

10237 Tower of Orthanc
2,359 pieces.

Build the The Lord of the Rings™ trilogy must-have model!

Finally, collect one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic buildings of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Tower of Orthanc! Build all 6 highly detailed floors filled with fascinating movie-related details including the attic, library, alchemy room, Saruman’s throne room, entrance hall and dungeon. This exclusive model stars in some of the most iconic scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies. Swoop down with the Great Eagle and rescue stranded Gandalf the Grey from his tower-top prison after his defeat at the hands of the white wizard, Saruman. Build the powerful, tree-like Ent, with poseable limbs and cool swinging arm function, then attack the Uruk-hai and Orc Pitmaster while Saruman and his servant Grima Wormtongue take refuge high in the tower. The Tower of Orthanc is a must-have model for any The Lord of the Rings collection! Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster.

• Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf™ the Grey, an Uruk-hai™ and the Orc Pitmaster
• Features 6 highly detailed floors with lots of functions, including a folding staircase, LEGO® light brick palantir, opening entrance doors and a trap door
• Weapons include 5 staffs, knife, sword, shield and a long axe
• The attic features a folding staircase, the 3 staffs of the missing wizards, the 2 keys of the Two Towers, 2 maps and an Uruk-hai helmet, shield and sword
• The library features 2 books, 2 torches, 2 maps and 2 skulls
• The alchemy room features 2 torches, a bomb (being produced for the Battle of Helm’s Deep™), 2 potions, bottle, skull, gunpowder keg, pot, cauldron and a long axe
• Saruman’s throne room features lamps, 2 bookcases with 3 potions, map, letter and the powerful palantir with a LEGO light brick
• The entrance hall features opening doors, trap door, 2 large banners, chandelier, statue and 2 axes
• The creepy dungeon features a chain, 2 bones, 2 skulls and a rat
• Buildable Ent features poseable limbs for holding a minifigure and a cool swinging arm function
• Attack the tower with the cool buildable and poseable Ent!
• Swoop to the rescue with the Great Eagle!
• Activate the LEGO light brick and make the palantir glow!
• Set the trap door and banish unwanted guests to the dungeon!
• Prepare the bomb for the Battle of Helm’s DeepTM!
• Swing the Ent’s arms to smash or grab things with the poseable fingers!
• Measures over 28″ (73cm) high, 8″ (21cm) wide and 6″ (16cm) deep
• Ent stands over 9″ (23cm) tall

Available for sale beginning July 2013.

Is great to see something huge coming our way but now how to display this is pretty much an issue for most of the collector as most of them said that this tower is way too tall.

Images from FBTB's Flickr photostream.

LEGO MOC Evangelion Unit-01

Here's something that is nice and took years for completion. I can only see and dream to own one myself one day. There are so much cool things that can be done by using LEGO.


I do not know any history of this MOC, like when the project kick-start etc, but I do recall seeing some creation of this in Brickshelf and I thought that was the bust MOC, until I see this, maybe that time was just a work in progress picture. It sure hard to build this one since the purple bricks are really rare. But this was just awesome.

More pictures ›

Images from Flickr.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

LEGO DC Super heroes #76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape Picture

I am slowing down a lot lately in updating my blogs with all the news. For this week, another Superman set has been revealed, #76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape. Picture below are taken via Brickset:

#76009 Superman: Black Zero Escape

Is good to have all three character in one set, and by buying this set, you are pretty much completed your Superman minifigs. No idea how much this one will cost, but it seems like something worth USD19.99 playset. But it might be more expensive than expected. Time will tell.

Image from Brickset.

LEGO Exclusive #40054 Summer Scene Review

So far I only heard of Summer Scene and Springtime Scene, I wonder if TLG is trying to release all the 4 seasons in LEGO version. Cannot wait to see the other two scene if they are ever making them. Anyway, below is a picture taken from Brickset's review on the summer scene:

40054 Summer Scene

For Malaysian, if you happen to go down to LEGOland which is located in Johor, you can try hunt for this set. I think people saw them and it is selling at 40MYR, that if is you are interested to get this. There are also Springtime Scene available there at the same price.

Links to the review is right below the picture.

Image from Brickset.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Upcoming LEGO City Images

Here's some upcoming LEGO City pictures from Whung, which I think is good too. Maybe two out of the four pictures might interest you. Below is the picture taken via Eurobricks:

 #60015 Coast Guard Plane
 #60026 Town Square
 #60025 Grand Prix Truck
#60027 Monster Truck Transporter

I think some of us might be into #60025 Grand Prix Truck and #60026 Town Square. However, the picture of the grand prix truck seems not so right to me, the truck seems small. On the other hand #60026 Town Square seems will be a set high in demand with all the things included inside it. It seems worth buying.

Images via Eurobricks.

LEGO Legends of Chima #70014 The Croc Swamp Hideout

This might or might not be an exclusive LEGO Legends of Chima playset, but we are not aware of this set before this. It was perfectly kept in secret until just recently, Grogall uncover the images. Below is the picture via Eurobricks:

#70014 The Croc Swamp Hideout

I'm not sure how much you guys like this set, but there is no new minifigs or exclusive one in this set. You can skip it if you are not a perfectionist. The design looks interesting and on the playability I can only see the snapping mouth of the croc, rotating crane, flick-fire, and the cage which can be drop off. We do have the lion castle coming, maybe you need this as a base to the evil crocs.

Images via Eurobricks.

Upcoming LEGO Lord of The Rings Images

I've not touch my blog for awhile now and sure left out a lot of news that are happening within this week and the past week. Is time for me to update my blog now. Is nothing new and instead is the oldest news of last week.

#79007 Battle at the Black Gate

#79008 Pirate Ship Ambush

Thanks to Grogall for these hi-res images. #79007 Battle at the Black Gate is more like a way to milk our money by introducing new minifigs. It is a just a gate, seriously. On the other hand  #79008 Pirate Ship Ambush seems to be quite popular here among the local AFOL, no idea how it turn out on other places, but is definitely something that we are looking forward for.

Images via Eurobricks.

Monday, April 1, 2013

LEGO Exclusive Collectable Minifigures Series 10 Review

Something new coming our way again, seriously speaking, right now I am still missing 2 complete series and feel like giving up collect them all. Anyway, Eurobricks already have a review on the upcoming minifigures series 10 .

Medusa, and and the bumblebee girl is rare here and there are a lot of useless minifigs that comes in a high number of quantity. But luckily we have enough female warrior and roman commander to fill up everyone needs. 

Link to the review is right below the picture.

Image from Eurobricks.