Sunday, July 13, 2014
Dad Makes His Son Detailed LEGO Boba Fett Costume
LEGO cosplay has been around for quite some time, and even now something still stands out. Recently a dad assembled an extremely detailed LEGO Boba Fett costume
for his 6 year old son for a local toy convention. The professional design of all the pieces show that this is one lucky kid, and set a new standard for LEGO fig cosplay. Check out the pictures
and hope the kid does not fall into the Sarlacc Pit!
Toys 'R' Us BOGO Sale
From today through next Saturday, July 19th, Toys 'R' Us is having a Buy-One-Get-One 40% Off sale
on all LEGO Star Wars, The Hobbit (and Lord of the Rings), Super Heroes, Legends of Chima, and Disney Princess sets. One set to consider is the LEGO Chima Combo Pack
which includes Laval's Royal Fighter and Worriz's Combat Lair for only $60! The offer is good online and in stores, so get shopping!
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Bfa Plays Kicks Off
Hopefully you've been keeping up with our Raiders of the Lost Rock Let's Play series
featuring Takuma Nuva and Zatth. Today we're announcing a new series of videogame-related videos: Bfa Plays Bionicle Heroes
. Watch as BZP Staff Member Bfahome goes through the classic Bionicle Heroes game, providing interesting and (hopefully) amusing commentary. The first episode is up here
and you can expect new episodes every Saturday. Watch out for those Piraka!
It is time for our last summer Hero Factory set review. Today BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen sits down with 44023 ROCKA Crawler, the smallest set in the summer lineup. Will it crawl its way into your heart, and will it fare better than the previous smallest set EVO Walker? You'll have to read and watch on to find out!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Crowdfunding Goal Reached
Thanks to a couple especially generous contributions over the past couple of days, we have reached the goal, as well as the stretch goals, of our Crowdfunding Campaign
! The BZPower community never ceases to amaze me - you're the reason I log on every morning and why BZP is the last site I look at every night. If you still want to attend the pizza party and laser tag, you are more than welcome to contribute and reserve your spot. Additional funds at this point will be spread around between laser tag, more pizza, more video equipment, and supporting BZPower's operating costs. Thank you to everyone who donated or spread the word, we couldn't have done this without you!
Flood Control Feedback
Yesterday in the General Discussion forum we started a new poll entitled Controlling the Flood
. We'd like to get your feedback regarding the flood control settings on the forums and where you think they should be. If you have no idea what flood control is, don't worry, we describe that in the topic too. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BrickFair Virginia is Coming
There's less than a month until BrickFair Virginia kicks off at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly from July 30th until August 3rd, and BZPower will be there in force. We're less than $200 away from reaching the goal in our Laser Tag and Pizza Party Crowdfunding Campaign
if you want to shoot your fellow members and eat pizza. There's still plenty of spots left in our Parts Draft of 44021 SPLITTER Beast vs. FURNO & EVO
, and we're now letting you pay via cash or check instead of just PayPal. If you can't make it to the event, you can still send your MOCs on the convention circuit
to get them displayed and get cool perks. You can contribute to the above crowdfunding campaign too and get free Bionicle polybags and more. BrickFair is always a blast and I look forward seeing everyone contribute!
[Source: Kevin Hinkle]
Tell LEGO Your Game Ideas
Recently I was contacted by Kevin Hinkle of the LEGO CEE Team with a unique request. They're looking for ideas for future LEGO videogames and want some feedback from the community! You can head over to this topic
to share your thoughts and suggestions. You have until July 22nd to submit your ideas, so grab your controllers and put on your thinking caps!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
It's time for another LEGO set review, and this time we're diving into the Technic section to look at 42021 Snowmobile. BZPower Reporter Xccj looks over this set to see just how good it really is. Is it worth a trek across the frozen tundra for? Read on and find out.
July Flickr Contest Underway
Over in BZPower's Flickr Group
Tufi Piyufi has kicked off the BZPower Flickr Contest - July 2014
. You've got until Monday, July 21st at 11:59 PM Eastern to build a sweet constraction MOC and submit it to the group. The winner gets a copy of 70209 CHI Mungus, a story about their MOC on the front page of BZPower, and their MOC will be used as the banner for the Flickr group! What are you waiting for? Get building!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Thoughts on Polls
We recently kicked off a new poll
over in General Discussion to get some feedback from you all. We want to hear about your thoughts on polls - do you like them, do you use them, how badly do you want them? Please let us know so we can work to improve BZPower; your thoughts are always appreciated!
[Source: Nathan Evo]
Crank up the Bling and Swag
In our continuing efforts to highlight member-created content from across BZP, today we're turning our gaze on the Comics forum. Nathan Evo has created the over-the-top Piraka Comics
using photos taken of actual sets turned into individual frames of the strips. The Piraka go through tons of adventures, from confronting Irnakk to determining whose chin is biggest. If that trips your trigger, go give them a read!
Oroki Will Play Any BIONICLE Theme
That's right, BZPower member Oroki is taking requests
to play any BIONICLE theme on the piano. So far he's played themes like Lhikan's, the main one from BIONICLE 2 or even the Hero Mode theme from BIONICLE Heroes. You've got to admit Oroki is quite skilled (he doesn't even require a music sheet) and it's also one of the more unique art projects I've seen on the forums for some time. Check out the topic and have a listen!
Monday, July 7, 2014
Turtle Month At The LEGO Store
Like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Then check out many of the deals going on at shop.LEGO.com
right now! First of all, if you spend $75 or more, you get an exclusive Flashback Shredder minifigure polybag, valid online and at LEGO Stores. If you can make it to one of the stores, you can also take place in Turtle-themed activities
, such as building a Turtle or finding them hidden around the store. Finally, VIP Members can earn an extra 50 points when they get the Turtle Sub Undersea Chase set
. On top of that, all the summer TMNT sets are available
. So what are you waiting for, grab a weapon and some pizza and join in on the fun!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Bricks by the Bay Registration Open
Making sure this Californian LEGO convention is not overshadowed by BrickFair on the opposite coast the weekend before, Bricks by the Bay
is returning this year, August 7-10, in Santa Clara, CA. Registration has just opened for both full weekend attendees and Sunday visitors. Like any convention, this will be full of MOCs, AFOLs, keynote speakers, assorted panels and more for attendees. Visitors are also welcome on Sunday to check out the impressive array of MOCs from all kinds of themes. The Bricks by the Bay
website has all the details for being a part of the action.
Hewkii & Macku Dolls By CrunchbiteNuva
Deep inside our hearts, we all know that the de-canonified Hewkii & Macku romance was in fact the most canon part of the entire BIONICLE storyline and the most basic concept everything else was built upon. The Hewkii and Macku plushies from the MNOG were the perfect symbol for a love that would last until Macku ran off screaming at the sight of Hewkii Mahri. Their romance lives on in our hearts and so BZPower member CrunchbiteNuva decided to create his own real Hewkii and Macku plushies for his cuddling and viewing pleasure. You can at least have a look at them as well in his topic
. It's good to see that in the end, love wins despite LEGO's vicious attempts to end the romance of romances.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
A Bunch of Mixel Eyed Critters by Djokson
BZPower member Djokson recently thought he could make some good use of the Mixel eye pieces and the result was his small collection of little critters. They are not too complex but they use their simplicity with great effect (and at least one with great cuteness). These MOCs remind us that it doesn't take a whole bucket of tiny connection pieces to create a detailed MOC, sometimes, all it takes is a couple of the right pieces and a good idea to put them together. Check them out and let Djokson know your opinion in his topic
Friday, July 4, 2014
I looked back through the archives, and while I may have missed it, I think today is our first review of a LEGO Architecture set. It's certainly the first one I've built, and the 4000010 LEGO House is a particularly interesting place to enter the line. If you're interested in learning more about this special edition set, read and watch on!
Happy Independence Day
[Source: Vezok's Friend]
Two-hundred and thirty-eight years ago our founding fathers created the United States of America. Today we celebrate their hard work and the hard work of all those who have helped to keep us on the path towards equality and freedom for all. I hope everyone enjoys their barbecues and fireworks but make sure you take a moment to remember everything it's taken to get us where we are today. Happy Fourth of July!
The LEGO Ideas team has finally revealed the long-awaited Exo Suit set by Peter Reid with a pretty awesome video animated and directed by LEGO fan Chris Salt, including green classic space minifigures. The seventh LEGO Ideas set so far will become available on LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores early August. I think it's fantastic to see such cool projects come into fruition from LEGO Ideas and I'm confident we've still got a lot of awesome projects ahead of us. Read on to watch the video!
Thursday, July 3, 2014
BZPower Leaked Content Policy Reminder
It's been a long time since I've had to do this, but here we go: for years BZPower has had a very clear policy
regarding leaked and preliminary content. This policy is still in effect. Until we hear something official from LEGO, there is nothing to talk about regarding any purportedly-leaked images which may or may not be real.
Buy Some Bionicle Shirts
Disclaimer: I'm not sure if The LEGO Group is okay with these being made and sold - I've asked but am still waiting to hear back. But if you buy one and they're taken down later, LEGO certainly isn't going to try to take the shirt back from you. Okay, that said, on the website Redbubble, an individual going by the name Drumasaurs has made some Bionicle-themed t-shirts
available for sale. They're a bit pricy, but some of the designs are pretty cool. Go check them out and see if they're worth it for you to pick up!
It's time for another BZPower Hero Factory set review. Today BZPower Reporter Xccj glances at 44026 Crystal Beast VS Bulk. Is this set a gem to be greatly valued, or is it merely another dusty rock? Read on or watch the video to find out for yourself!
Possible Exo Suit Teasers
We still haven't seen any official images of the LEGO Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) Exo Suit
that passed the review last year. But the entry's designer, Peter Reid, has started posting some interesting images
that might be related to the set. There's also a video
that helps tell this story. Perhaps we'll be seeing an official release soon; either way it seems Peter Reid will be posting more pictures
so if you're interested stay tuned to his Flickr stream!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy Teaser Site
If you thought we'd be done with LEGO website updates for today, you were wrong. The Marvel Super Heroes website now features a teaser
for the Guardians of the Galaxy sets, counting down to July 25th, as it seems. There are product pages for three sets, including small bios for the minifigures and you may also enjoy the nice group shot of the Guardians. I wonder what they'll have in store for the 25th. Meanwhile, I'll be Hooked on a Feeling...
LEGO Legends of Chima Website Updated
It's time yet again for some website updates! The Legends of Chima website has been updated
with a new icy design, new products, new characters and more. For some reason, the US website actually lists the ultrabuild figures in the products section, although they are not supposed to be released in the US. There is plenty to discover for Chima fans and for those of you who may suffer under warm temperatures, the new icy design of the website may even chill you down a bit, so it may be worth a visit.
LEGOLAND Coming to Japan
BBC News has a story
indicating that Merlin is planning on building a new LEGOLAND theme park in Nagoya, Japan. There are currently six parks open around the world, with a seventh to open in Dubai in 2016. This new one, two hours outside of Tokyo, is scheduled to open in 2017. The project is estimated to cost 32 billion yen ($317 million) and is being funded by Merlin and Kirkbi, a holding company owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family. If you're living in Japan or plan to visit in three years, definitely put it on your list!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
[Source: The Brick Fan]
More Series 12 Minifigs Revealed
Allen over at The Brick Fan received a scan from the July/August issue of the LEGO Magazine that reveals some more of the Series 12 Collectible Minifigs
. The image shows Piggy Guy, Spooky Girl, and the Prospector, all of which look like cool additions to the series (love that new teddy bear print!). I'm sure more images will keep popping up as we get closer to the series releasing!
Next New Member Raffle Underway
July is here! Among other things, that means that our previous New Member Raffle for the Minecraft set has ended and a new one has kicked off. If you've recently joined BZPower, or join right now, you can enter the Arctic Helicrane 2014 New Member Raffle
for a chance to win a copy of 60034 Arctic Helicrane, generously provided by LEGO. The raffle runs until the end of August, but that's no reason to wait! Click the link on the top of the site and register today to join the fun on BZPower!
One day they woke me up so I could live forever
Not content with the fact that the Thinking With Portals Cuusoo project (now Ideas) didn't make it past the review phase, BZPower member Ghosthands decided to make their own Portal-based creation. Still Alive...
is an excellent take on GLaDOS that pays a lot of attention to detail and does its best to represent what you see in the game. The use of custom decals, while not purist, really helps the MOC pop and come to life. Now good luck getting Still Alive and Want You Gone out of your head for the rest of the day.
Monday, June 30, 2014
BrickFair Virginia Parts Draft
We're halfway there! The weekend we passed $600 raised in our BrickFair Virginia Party Crowdfunding Campaign
; as promised, it means we're announcing a new activity taking place at BrickFair Virginia this summer: a parts draft! Everyone loves LEGO pieces, so who doesn't want large bunches of the same kind? We'll be getting ten copies of 44021 SPLITTER Beast vs. FURNO & EVO and ten people can buy in to participate. Cost is $20 (the cost of the set but with no tax or shipping) per person and you can buy a ticket in the store now
! There's only ten spots, so if you want to help grow your constraction collection, go grab one now!
LEGO Fusion Teaser Site Live
After announcing LEGO Fusion
a couple weeks ago, LEGO has now launched a teaser site
for the line. There's a quick video for each of the sets as well as some additional information about what the products are offering and how they'll work. Hopefully this is just the beginning of the marketing push to help make this a successful product launch!
Living up to his namesake, Bulk's Drill Machine is bulky - and that is a good thing! The amount of armor and muscle portrayed in this set prove he is the right Hero for the job when drilling the terrain and searching for threats from below. Today we dive into a review of just how well Bulk does his job with the tools at his disposal, and what tools LEGO has given him. Will he fight off the invasion or cause a cave-in? Read, and watch, on to find out!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
[Source: Nuju Metru]
Today it's time to look at another summer Hero Factory set, namely 44029 QUEEN Beast vs. FURNO, EVO & STORMER. BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru has taken a look at the largest Hero Factory set coming out this year and will be sharing his thoughts on it with you all. Will this queen of the invaders break through into your own home or will it lay a big fat goose egg instead? You'll have to read and watch on to find out!
Watch all Hero Factory Episodes Online
BZPower member fishers64 has discovered that you can now watch all eleven Hero Factory episodes online on the Hero Factory website
. If you missed one of them when they aired on TV or didn't get the Rise of the Rookies and Savage Planet DVDs or don't feel like paying for them on your favourite streaming service or whatever your reasons may have been, now's your chance to catch up. While you're at it, BZPower member Lenny7092 has started a discussion thread
asking about your favourite Hero Factory episode so you can head there right after watching the episodes to share your thoughts!