Sunday, January 22, 2017
LEGO Elves Puzzle Game Updated for 2017
Over the past couple days, the LEGO Elves Puzzle Game for iOS and Android (previously named "LEGO Elves: Adventures in Elvendale") has been updated with new 2017 content. 30 new puzzle levels have been added based on the new threat of the Goblin King and his sneaky subjects. Additionally, you can now unlock four new element-themed amulets to decorate, and a videos section has been added so you can watch LEGO Elves videos from LEGO.com on the go. Check out the app on iTunes
and Google Play
for pictures and additional details!
LEGO Dimensions Featured in Next Loot Crate
Loot Crate, the subscription box bundling pop-culture gear into monthly packages, is featuring LEGO Dimensions in next month's "Build" crate. That is all reports have said so far, and mentioning that Tetris, Power Rangers, and Batman will also be a part of the theme. Check out Loot Crate
to start your subscription, and order the Build crate by February 19.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
LEGO Batman Movie and LEGO Friends Live Q&A Coming to Facebook
The official LEGO Facebook page
has announced two live Q&A events in the next few days! The first, a LEGO Batman Movie chat and live Q&A
with lead actor Will Arnett (Batman), director Chris McKay, and producers Dan Lin, Christopher Miller, and Phil Lord will take place tomorrow, January 22nd at 7:30pm GMT/2:30pm EST. Then tune in on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00pm GMT/1:00pm EST for a LEGO Friends live Q&A
with senior designers Fenella and Ricardo where they'll share insights into their jobs at LEGO and building tips for kids entering the ongoing LEGO Friends Designer Contest
. Follow the links above for more information on these events!
Friday, January 20, 2017
Bionicle Heroes Playthrough Concludes
Today we share the last episode in the long-running series Bfa Plays: Bionicle Heroes. Bfahome has made it through every level, beaten every boss, and made a large dent in the collectible collection. There is one thing, however, that he hasn't done yet. Go watch Episode ???: Piraka... Bluff?
where he takes you back in time even more to check out the demo
for the game, made at a time when the art, music, and even gameplay had not yet been finalized. It's a cool comparison and peeks behind the curtain a bit at the game's development process. Once you're done watching, head over to the discussion topic
to share your thoughts. And don't worry, Bfa Plays will be back soon with a new game that I'm sure you'll all find magical!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
LEGO Launches Ideas Test Lab
A new blog entry
on LEGO Ideas clues us in to a new project that the team has been working on behind the scenes. The LEGO Ideas Test Lab
is an updated version of the Ideas platform that we're all familiar with that appears to combine some of the concepts behind Ideas and ReBrick for a more comprehensive experience. You can sign up now to participate in the testing and give valuable feedback that will be used to make the final version even better!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Nexo Knghts are bringing back collectible packs, something Bionicle fans are no stranger to. This year we see 70372: 5 Nexo Powers give five out of 35 different Nexo Power Shields, one of each five main colors along with the new triple-shield. We'll review this along with the free 30376 Knighton Rider received at the LEGO Store for making a Nexo Knights purchase! Watch the video to see how these little sets stack up.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Who Needs a Fourth Wall?
It's been a while since we last highlighted something from BZPower's Library, but today we're going to fix that by suggesting you all take a look at All We Want is Peace
by Master Inika. You'll find it in the Comedies forum, so instead of getting some serious fan-fiction you'll get an irreverent piece set on Spherus Magna during the Core War. With any luck, you'll find it as silly and fun as I did - make sure to let the author know what you think in any event so they can get some feedback. Enjoy the story!
Tonight we keep our streak of streaming LEGO videogame fun alive with another installment of Twitch Tuesday! Tune into the BZPower Twitch Channel
at about 7:30 PM Eastern tonight to watch us play a LEGO videogame of your choice for an hour or so for your viewing pleasure. How do you choose what we put in our Xbox? Simply head over to the discussion topic
to cast your vote and give us feedback on the stream. Last week we had a great time chatting with everyone while we played and hope in continues again this time around. Make sure you follow us to be notified exactly when the excitement begins and we'll see you then!
Monday, January 16, 2017
Find Your Inspiration at LEGO.com/Classic
The official website of the LEGO Classic theme
was recently updated for 2017, with lots of great new content to delve into! Not only are there building instructions
for the models from this year's new sets, but also a series of inspirational builds
for the month of January and a series of designer bios
in which the seven members of the LEGO Classic design team explain their creative backgrounds and offer building tips. Follow the links above to see what's new and get inspired!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
LEGO Video Games Bundled for Steam
Bundle Stars, known for giving deals on video games for companies like Steam, is currently running a bundle featuring the LEGO TT Games. Check out the selection
, which includes the likes of Super Heroes, Lord of the Rings, and Jurassic World--all in the usual comedic LEGO format. Pick any three, including DLC Season Passes, for only $10, then connect to Steam and get playing! What will you play next?
Chevrolet, LEGO, & Warner Bros. Bring the LEGO Batmobile to Life
Yesterday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI, Chevrolet unveiled a life-size LEGO model of the "Speedwagon" Batmobile from The LEGO Batman Movie
! Check out the press release
for facts and figures, pics and video of the unveiling, and a video of the assembly at the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, CT. Chevy also launched a new page
advertising LEGO Batman's Batmobile as if it were a real vehicle in their lineup, including an animated video
parodying their own "Real People, Not Actors" ad campaign. Follow the links above for more details!
Saturday, January 14, 2017
A lot of LEGO Ninjago fans are familiar with Zane's voice actor, Brent Miller, but might not know that he runs a series on his YouTube channel where he interviews people he's connected with through his career as a voice actor. Recently he conducted a three-part interview with LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
screenwriters Dan and Kevin Hageman (Part 1
/ Part 2
/ Part 3
). Each of the three videos is 14 to 17 minutes long and includes answers to lots of questions submitted by LEGO Ninjago fans. Follow the links above or read on to watch the interview!
LEGO Designer Couple Wes and Lillie Talbott Share Their Story
If you had to choose between love or LEGO, which would you pick? LEGO Senior Design Specialist Wes Talbott and Senior Concept Designer Lillie Talbott managed to make room in their lives for both! A recent article
by their alma mater, Columbus College of Art and Design, highlights their journey from how they first met as students, to their graduation and marriage, and finally to their successful careers as LEGO designers! During their time at LEGO, Wes has worked extensively on the LEGO Elves theme, and Lillie's secretive front-end development work has helped pave the way for the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls theme. Follow the link above to learn their story!
Friday, January 13, 2017
Meet the LEGO Batman Movie
Have you been wanting to learn more about the LEGO Batman Movie
minifigures? Lucky for you, the LEGO Minifigures website has been updated with new character pages
featuring background information on the 20 new minifigures in the latest blind-packaged series. Meanwhile, the LEGO Batman Movie website's own characters page
has the skinny on the many heroes and villains that appear in the theme's playsets. Follow the links above to learn more about the Dark Knight's friends and foes!
Come to BrickFair Alabama this Weekend
If you live in Alabama you should plan to head over to the Birmingham Convention Center tomorrow or Sunday from 10 AM to 4PM to check out BrickFair Alabama! There will be a ton of MOCs on display as well as fun and games for kids of all ages. Bionicle is putting together a good display thanks to members sending in their creations on the convention circuit and locals coming out to represent! It will be a great time and I encourage everyone to make it if you can. You can head on over to the BrickFair website
for more information and ticket pre-sales. I hope to see some of you there!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
This morning, WB Games released a trailer
for the LEGO City Undercover
re-release coming this spring to Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. As heroic police detective Chase McCain, it's up to you to go undercover to track down and stop master criminal Rex Fury. If you experienced the original version of the game on Wii U, this should be a fun walk down memory lane; if not, it's a great introduction to the game's intense action, cheeky humor, and wide range of characters and settings. Follow the link above or read on to check it out!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Third 2016 LEGO Ideas Review Qualifiers Announced
Twelve projects had reached 10,000 supporters when the third round for the 2016 LEGO Ideas qualifying period ended on Monday. As listed in the Ideas Blog
, these are all impressive builds in their own right and would make many fans happy to have as sets. No word yet on what to expect on the toy store shelves, but the Second Review Board's results should be announced shortly. Which Ideas are you rooting for?
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Wage a Trojan War with the Frigate Agamemnon
Sometimes you find yourself with a pile of unfamiliar bricks and try to cobble something cohesive together out of them with some amount of success. Or, you could be like Nuju Metru and build the Class 8 Frigate "Agamemnon"
, a fantastic looking microscale spaceship built while he was on his holiday break. The ship is packed full of details from stem to stern, with turrets, sensor suites, and hangars giving it a military look. The color scheme is interesting and I would not have expected the Earth Blue and Sand Green to work as well as they do. The white adds some nice separation between the hues and the yellow highlights catch the eye. Of course, presentation is everything, and Aaron has done a great job placing his creation in orbit over a planet and then providing a 'schematic' view showing off the ship's systems. An absolutely gorgeous MOC that you should all check out and let the builder know what you think!
Try Out Twitch Tuesday
We are once again at the time of week where I get to play videogames and call it content! So come on by the BZPower Twitch Channel
at around 7:30 PM Eastern and watch the fun begin. You get to help us decide what we play be going over to the Twitch Tuesday discussion topic
and casting your vote for the game that piques your interest. We'll take a look at the results and the winner will get launched on the ol' Xbox for all to watch. Come join us and hang out in the chat for and hour or so and laugh at me as I fall off ledges and fail and climbing ladders. See you there!
LEGO Creator "Build and Rebuild" Contest Begins on LEGO Rebrick
Yesterday, LEGO Rebrick launched a new LEGO Creator video contest called "Build and Rebuild
". Entrants are invited to choose any Creator 3-in-1 set and build it into either one of its official models or an original model, then submit a hands-free 15 to 45 second stop-motion video of the assembly process. The top three entrants will get the entire first-half 2017 range of LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets, while the grand prize winner will also get a LEGO Creator T-shirt and "exclusive LEGO Creator goodies". The entry period ends March 22nd, so follow the link above for more details or to submit your entry!
Monday, January 9, 2017
Impromptu Nexo Knights Stream Tonight!
Tonight over on the BZPower YouTube channel
we're going to do a quick stream and build a few smaller Nexo Knights sets. The goal is to test out a new giveaway system we've cooked up, so that means there will be some free polybags up for grabs! Tune in at 8 PM Eastern time to join us for the fun!
LEGO 2017 Brand Catalogs Tease Spring Releases
LEGO has begun uploading various European brand catalogs to their website, and in them we can get some sneak peeks of not-yet-released sets coming this spring! The English-language Adriatic edition
shows the new Elves and Speed Champions sets and a teaser for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
sets from the Marvel Super Heroes theme. The German edition
has all of those, plus the next wave of Minecraft sets and links to box art, descriptions, and in some cases even videos of the sets inside. Follow the links above to browse the catalogs and see what there is to look forward to in the months to come!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Welcome a New Reporter to the Team
If you ever frequent the Convention and Event Planning forum or have been to a convention in the past few years, you've likely come across danny316p planning activities or showing off some creations. He also maintains a vast collection of LEGO trivia within his head that he occasionally uses to baffle people when they're least expecting it. His passion for our favorite brand makes him a great candidate to join the news team as a Reporter, which I am happy to announce today. You'll see him start posting in the coming weeks as Danny once we get him all set up behind the scenes. So head on over to the Talkback topic and join me in congratulating him on the promotion!
LEGO Ideas Lands a Speedy 10K Interview
The latest LEGO Ideas 10K Club Interview features Aaron Fiskum (Psyence-) for his Star Wars UCS X34 Landspeeder. This large Ideas entry comes inspired by the preceding UCS sets and other Star Wars models. The Landspeeder is an iconic piece of Star Wars history, making it the perfect fit for the UCS niche. Check out the interview
to learn more about Fiskum and his passion for LEGO building.