Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BrickFair Alabama is Coming
There's less than a month until BrickFair Alabama! If you would like your MOCs to be on display there and at other events, head over to this topic
to see what you have to do. MOCs need to arrive by January 6th, so there's still plenty of time. Additionally, if you're in the area and will be attending, let us know
so we can see who will be there. These events are a lot of fun, and if you can make it I'd suggest you go. But if you can't, send in your MOCs and we'll send you free stuff back!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Warner Bros has released an official trailer announcing the upcoming videogame for The LEGO Movie. The game seems to mostly follow the patterns of previous LEGO videogames, but knowing LEGO there are sure to be a lot of surprises in this one. The game is to be released for Windows PCs, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. If you look closely at the legal text on the final scene, you will notice Gandalf is apparently going to appear in the movie! Click here
or read on to watch the trailer!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Enter BZPower Contests
We've got two great contests going on right now, and you've got until December 21st to enter both. First up in System-Based Creations is Save the Alien Hunters!
a building contest where you have to create a space-themed vehicle for the hit building block theme of Alien Hunters! Next is Q&A Contest #2: The Only Stupid Questions...
, where you have to come up with a question for one of three given answers. And you can enter every day between now and the 21st! There will be wonderful prizes for both up for grabs, so go check them out and enter!
After two exciting reviews of Stormer's and Rocka's battle machines, they have come together to fight the monsters together! Using their brains and brawn, they combine their machines into one towering creation. Reporter ChocolateFrogs here to share a video review of combined model to see just how well it will fare against the raging Hero Factory kaiju! Read, and watch, on for more.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Later today, we will be upgrading the software that runs BZPower's forums. This is a minor upgrade comprised of mainly bug fixes, so do not expect to see any new features. It will likely take the better part of the afternoon, but we'll endeavor to go as quickly as possible. I will be livetweeting the status using the hashtag #BZPUpdate
if you want to see how things are going. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Friday, December 6, 2013
What's more terrifying than three beasts invading from below and wreaking havoc on Makuhero city? One beast made up of all three combined! Today BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen looks at the combiner of sets 44016 Jaw Beast vs Stormer, 44020 Flyer Beast vs Breez, and 44021 Splitter Beast vs Furno & Evo. Are you ready to quake in fear? Read and watch on!
You don't have to be a robot hero made in a factory to be mighty. In fact, you might be a ninja spinjitsu master fighting robots instead! Today we take a look at a new Ninjago set: The OverBorg Attack! Does Lloyd have what it takes to fight against this new cyborg threat rising to evil? Read on to see what kind of punch this set packs!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Third time's the charm, and so today we bring you our third review of one of the invader sets. BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen is back at it again, looking at 44021 Splitter Beast vs Furno & Evo from the 2014 Hero Factory line. Are two heads and two heroes better than one in this case? You'll have to read on to find out!
Invasion From Below Trailer
Get ready for the Invasion From Below! A trailer for the new episode animated by Ghost DK has been uploaded to the Hero Factory website
and honestly, it looks quite exciting. The animation takes on a new style, looking slightly more cartoonish in my opinion but also boasting some amazing visuals and a lot of action. Also, Heroes with pupils. Check it out!
: It seems the trailer does not appear on the US version of the site, so I recommend you have a look at the British version
instead. Sorry for the confusion.
Ninjago is back for another wave of sets in the newly rebooted theme! Today, BZPower Reporter xccj looks at the red jet in 70721: Kai Fighter, in both a standard and video review! Read on to see if this set is something to take to the skies for!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Will we ever run out of 2014 Hero Factory sets to review? (The answer is yes, there's only eight of them so far.) BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen is back again with a review of 44020 Flyer Beast vs Breez. Will this monstrous beast invade its way into your LEGO collection? Read on to find out!
Alright, Heroes! It's time for another review of a yet-to-be-released Hero Factory set from 2014, thankfully sent directly from LEGO of the future (or something)! Reporter ChocolateFrogs reviewed the Stormer Freeze Machine on Monday, and today he is back with the Rocka Stealth Machine, intended for stealthy business. Perfect for sneaking up on the monsters! Read on to find out what this set has in store for fans.
BZPower Raffles and Sales
Just a reminder that you've still got until December 7th to take advantage of BZPower's Black Friday Sale
and enter our raffles
. The money raised from Premier Memberships and the Big Raffle keeps our site running and allows us to add new features to BZP. We appreciate all the support we receive and are glad we can keep being a great community for us all!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
[Source: Nuju Metru]
What's this? Another Hero Factory review? Yes indeed! Today BZPower Forum Assistant Sisen looks at 44016 Jaw Beast vs Stormer from the 2014 wave. How does this invader from below stack up against the heroes we've looked at thus far? Read on to find out!
The reviews keep flying in! Today BZPower Forum Assistant Nuju Metru looks at 44022 Evo XL Machine, one of the largest sets in the winter 2014 Hero Factory wave. Does this mech have what it takes to crush the competition and end up in your shopping cart? Read on to see!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Today we take a look at the combiner of sets 44015 Evo Walker and 44018 Furno Jet Machine in another set review. We don't normally review combiners, but LEGO has asked us to, and they were really nice about it, so we acquiesced. Are these two sets even better when they're together? Read and watch on to find out!
It's time for another 2014 Hero Factory set review, provided by the LEGO Group! Today we see the Stormer Freeze Machine, an icy mech for Stormer to blast away these bug creatures. What kind of new pieces does this Invasion from Below set come with? Do robot Heroes even need bigger robots? Read on to find out!
[Source: LEGO CEE Team]
2014 Hero Factory Combiner Set Instructions
The sets aren't available yet, but if you want to check out the instruction for next year's Hero Factory combiner sets, BZPower has you covered. There are four models you can build, the below list has the set numbers required for each:
Once these are posted on the Hero Factory website we'll be removing them from our servers, so grab them while you can!
2014 Ninjago Sets Available
It may serve as a consolation for the unexplicably late release date of the Hero Factory 2014 sets in the US that the Ninjago 2014 sets have become available online on LEGO.com
in the US and Canada today. You may want to grab these to fill the gap the Hero Factory sets have left behind under your Christmas tree. Although not reaching quite the quality and especially quantitiy of earlier years, there are quite some interesting designs among the sets once again and Ninjago definitely seems to keep going strong, so check it out and see what you can get!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Up next in our look at the 2014 Hero Factory sets we have 44018 Furno Jet Machine, kindly provided by LEGO. I guess at this point he's not a rookie anymore, and he's got his own huge mech now to help defend against the invasion from below. But should you add him to your collection? Read and watch on to find out!
Today's the day you've all been waiting for, whether you knew it or not. Today we begin reviewing the 2014 Hero Factory sets. LEGO was nice enough to send us a batch, so we figured we should share our thoughts. We're kicking things off with 44015 Evo Walker, one of the smaller sets in the line. Read on for a video review and tons of pictures showcasing what this set's made of!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
BBC Contest #66: Brains! Final Poll Live
After some harrowing voting in the first round, we've narrowed down the entrants of BBC Contest #66: Brains! to the final eight. You can head over to the poll
right now and vote for your favorite. You've got until 11:59 PM Eastern tomorrow night, December 1st. There's lots of awesome prizes on the line, and only you can help decide who gets them. Go vote!
LEGO Ninjago Website Updated
BZPower member Oryx noticed that the Ninjago website
was updated a few days ago. Now featuring a new design, new bios, new videos and more, it gives us some closer looks at the new story coming next year. Apparently the Overlord returns as the Digital Overlord, Sensei Wu once tried to braid his beard but found it ridiculous, Cole's favourite colour is orange, P.I.X.A.L. awakes new emotions in Zane and Nya x Cole may become a thing? If that doesn't encourage you to check out the new content, then I fear the Nindroids have hacked you.
[Source: People Who Buy Lego Sets]
Shop.LEGO.com Deals This Weekend
What, you didn't take advantage of all the LEGO sales
this past Friday? Well, you still have a chance to utilize them until this Monday, December 2nd. Besides the various product sales
, you can get a free holiday set
(if you spend $99) and a free $10 Lego Gift Card (if you spend $149). Best of all, there's also free shipping on all purchases, regardless of how much you spend. If you want to purchase some sets, now's the time to do it!
Friday, November 29, 2013
BZPower Holiday Raffles
Not to be outdone on this day of shopping and sales, BZPower has started up some more raffles
. We're offering up a collectible minifigure and Hero Factory Dragon Bolt to all members. If you're a Premier Member, you can enter to win a copy of the Ninjago Samurai Mech. (Not a Premier Member? We have a sale
going on in our store
right now!) Finally, for $1 per ticket, you can have a shot at winning this year's Star Wars Advent Calendar (which seems to be out of stock in a lot of places). You have until December 7th to enter, so get to it!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Today it's time for another Hero Factory set review. So take a break from eating turkey, and check out our thoughts on 44010 Stormer
from the Brain Attack wave. Should you brave the Black Friday sales to see if you can pick him up, or is he more of a, 'order online from the couch,' kind of set? You'll have to read and watch on to find out!
From all of us on the staff of BZPower, we'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to take some time out of your day in between turkey, football, and trampling people to get some sales to think about what you're thankful for. Personally, I'm glad that BZPower is still chugging along and has a lot of great people to make it a strong community. I look forward every day to see what people are posting. So keep it up, and enjoy the holiday!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Vote in BBC Contest #66: Brains!
The polls are now open for BBC Contest #66: Brains! Head on over to the contest forum
and cast your votes in the Cerebellum, Thalamus, and Medulla Oblongata topics. The preliminary polls close at midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 29th, so you've got a couple days to look through all the entries and pick your favorites. Get to it!
[Source: Toa Smoke Monster]
LEGO Hobbit Video Game Confirmed
The LEGO Hobbit video game has just been confirmed by Warner Bros. Based on the first two films, as the third comes out in a year, it is slated to release in the spring of 2014. Read more about it on IGN
, and look for an ad on the instructions in this winter's Hobbit sets. The game will be released on all the expected formats and gaming systems.