Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Champions Come to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
Showing how up to date TT Games is with the comic books that inspire their games, the latest LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 DLC boasts characters and teams that have made a name for themselves fairly recently. From the Champions to Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, this DLC character pack turns its eye to the next generation of heroes that have set out to make a name for themselves. See more details in their tweet
, which includes Viv Vision and an homage to the cover of Vision issue #11.
Brickworld Chicago 2018 Registration is Open
Those of you interested in attending Brickworld Chicago
2018 should know that registration is now open. If you haven't attended before, this is a great chance to get in on one of the largest Lego fan conventions in the country. With roughly a thousand registered attendees every year, this and our perennial favorites Brickfair Virginia are the two largest AFOL events in the country.
LEGO has uploaded several new videos to their YouTube channel that might be of interest to Ninjago fans! First, the recap miniseries LEGO Ninjago Decoded
(previously only available on the Cartoon Network app) is now available to everyone. In these ten episodes, each eleven minutes long, the ninja take over Master Wu's record-keeping duties by backing up Zane's memories to the Samurai X Cave's computer, but as they review these memories they uncover new puzzles to solve. Also, there are three new 70-second teaser videos previewing some of the story threads to look forward to in Season 8: "The Oni Mask
", "Mysterious Biker Gang
", and "A Royal Encounter
". Follow the links above or read on to watch the new videos!
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Display Your MOCs at BrickFair Alabama and More
Recently we announced the BZPower 2018 Convention Circuit
, a great opportunity for our members to display their creations around the country without having to deal with traveling to five different LEGO fan conventions. You send us your MOCs, and then a few months later we send them back with some cool Bionicle swag as a thank you for participating. If you'd like your builds to be at BrickFair Alabama next month we need them by January 26th, so go read the topic and get building!
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Today we continue and conclude our streak of LEGO City Jungle reviews. Closing us out is Ta-metru_defender who takes a look at 60160 Jungle Mobile Lab, one of the medium-sized sets in the theme. Read on to find out if this set will jump out and grab you like a hungry alligator or if it will end up lost among the ancient ruins. Let's find out!
Friday, January 12, 2018
Winners Revisited LEGO Ideas Logo
LEGO Ideas' contest to build a LEGO Ideas logo has come to an end and winners have been chosen. They had over 600 entries and awarded a few extra prizes than expected due to the quality of the builds. Check out the blog entry
for the winners, and then keep an eye out for their use in future online content from LEGO Ideas.
The Chase is On
The folks over at LEGO ReBrick have recently launched a new contest that'll have you scouring up and down the mountains. Go check out The Great Mountain Chase
to see how you could win a complete line of the LEGO City Mountain Police sets and an $800 LEGO shopping spree! You have until February 8th to submit your entry of cops chasing robbers, so break out your bricks and your camera and get building!
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Born of Shadow
I am often impressed by the creations people are able to make out of digital LEGO parts in Digital Designer and other programs. A perfect example of this is Shadow Takanuva
by The Mugbearer, which combines constraction and system elements to great effect. I love how the builder gets around the problem of not having a digital version of the Avohkii by building one, made even more impressive by the amount of detail he gets in at that scale. There's lots of great little details to see in the model, so make sure you go check it out and then let The Mugbearer know what you think of it!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Today LEGO is officially revealing the next set from the LEGO Ideas program - 21313 Ship in a Bottle. As one of a few original models (not based on an IP or famous real-world item) a lot of people have been looking forward to how the set turned out. I'm happy to say that it doesn't disappoint from the design perspective and looks absolutely stellar. The set will be available February 1st for $69.99 in the US and contains 962 parts. Check out our reveal video
or read on for the full press release and hi-res images!
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
New Year, New Twitch Tuesday
When I say 'new' I just mean a new installment - we don't have any major changes coming to our weekly Twitch stream currently. But that shouldn't stop you from heading on over to the BZPower Twitch channel
tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern for some LEGO videogame fun! You can help us decide what to play by voting in the discussion topic
, where you can give us any and all feedback you have on the streams. I'm looking forward to streaming again in 2018 and can't wait to share the LEGO fun with you all!
Monday, January 8, 2018
LEGO Ideas 2018 Updates
The LEGO Ideas team is kicking off 2018 with a bevy of updates. The last qualifying period for 2017 ended this morning, with seven projects being considered
for actual sets, including THREE by RobenAnne, creator of the Old Fishing Store. There's also a tease about the results of the second 2017 review phase, which should be coming soon. One of the builders from that review was also the subject of today's 10K Club Interview
, so you should go meet Stefano Cazzaniga of NF-15B Research Aircraft to learn more about him and his project. Finally, if all this wasn't enough, the Ideas Twitter account teased a picture
of the upcoming Ship in a Bottle set.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Totally Unofficial Ninjago Fanfic
Ninjago co-creator Tommy Andreasen has started off the new year right where he left off in 2017, with a new chapter of his fan-fiction story, Way of the Departed. Chapter Eleven
is accompanied by some lovely artwork of Clouse, who is clearly up to no good. Give it a read and let us know what you think in the Talkback!
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Bfahome Enters the Tournament
In the most recent installment of Bfa Plays: LEGO Harry Potter, our hero begins to follow the adventures of the fourth Harry Potter book, The Goblet of Fire. Check out Episode 22: Here There Be Dragons
to see him come face to face with several of these fiery lizards as he goes through the first task in the Triwizard Tournament. Once you've finished watching, head over to the discussion topic
to share your thoughts! See you again in a couple of weeks for the next episode!
Friday, January 5, 2018
LEGO Ideas Fishing Store and NASA Live Build Tomorrow
This Saturday, January 6th, at 5 PM Eastern BZPower will be hosting its first live build of 2018 over on the BZPower YouTube channel
! Come watch us build the two most recent LEGO Ideas sets: 21310 Old Fishing Store with a bonus of 21312 Women of NASA! Both of these sets were highly anticipated before their release and are favorites among AFOLs and the public alike. As we're building, we'll be doing several giveaways, so make sure you tune in!
The official LEGO YouTube channel has uploaded the trailer
for LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Season 8: Sons of Garmadon. In this new season, the ninja square off against a mysterious biker gang that wants to reunite three dangerous Oni masks to resurrect a powerful villain from the ninja's past — you can probably guess who! Somehow, the royal family of Ninjago is also tangled up in this mess, making their animated debut in this trailer. According to the January LEGO Shop catalog, viewers in the United States will be able to watch the new season on Cartoon Network starting this month. Follow the link above or read on to watch the trailer!
Thursday, January 4, 2018
A new two-minute LEGO Elves video titled "Into the Shadow World
" has surfaced on YouTube. Narrated by Emily Jones and animated in a largely true-to-the-sets style, it explains this year's story, highlighting the five new sets just released in North America and even revealing what seem to be some not-yet-released sets: a new treehouse for the elves, a carriage for the new villain Noctura, a portal to the Shadow World, and a new canine form of the guardian of light, Lumia! Follow the link above or read on to watch the video!
The 10k Club Returns
It's been a little while, but in the new year we've now seen a reprise of the 10k Club interviews over on the LEGO Ideas blog. Hasan Jensen has kicked off 2018 by talking to Arne Jahnke
, creator of the Gilmore Girls - Luke's Diner project. Go give it a read to see how he got back into LEGO, what inspired him to make the project, and how he went about doing it. It's nice to see these peeks behind the scene come back and I look forward to more!
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The city may be the urban jungle, but LEGO City just went to the outskirts of town, and then kept going! There was adventure and treasure to be found among the trees and vines, and plenty of trouble too. LEGO City went to the jungle! Today we review a larger portion of the expedition, with dangers around every turn. The Jungle Exploration Site gives us plenty of minifigs, some wild animals, and some clever play features, but is is oversized enough for even the fearless adventurer? Read, and watch, on to find out!
An Old Foe Returns
It's always awesome to hear a fan project come to fruition, and I mean that literally in this case. BZPower member Distorted recently shared a piece of music he wrote called Tahnok at the Gates
over in the Fan Created Media forum. It turns out that the track is part of a larger fan collaboration called Tales of the Amaja that you can listen to or download over on Bandcamp
. I haven't had time to listen to all of the tracks yet, but what I've heard so far is excellent and really evokes the feelings of those early years of Bionicle. I know I'll be putting these tracks on my iPod (I'm old like that) and look forward to more from the team!