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  1. It's been a busy few days at LEGO Ideas with not one but three projects achieving ten thousand votes! Take a look at Soyuz Rocket by The Half Blood Baron, LEGO Ghibli by yop1172., and Baba Yaga by Artem Biziaev to see the newest additions. As a lover of all things space, the Soyuz is awesome and belongs next to the Saturn V. The build based on four classic animated films isn't the first Ghibliproject, but perhaps it will be the last and become a set! The final MOC is a bit disappointing since it looks the same as the builder's last project. In any case we'll keep our fingers crossed for a favorable review result! View the full article
  2. This weekend we'll be building a LEGO set that hasn't been released yet! Coming out on January 1st, The LEGO Group kindly provided us the Architecture Skyline set 21057 Singapore to build early and share our thoughts on! Join us on Sunday at 1 PM Eastern over on the BZPower Twitch channel to watch us build it, chat with us, and enter to win some sets. We've been a fan of the Skyline sets for a while, so hopefully this makes for a great addition to the series! View the full article
  3. Kamila and the LEGO Ideas team have been busy talking with all of the recent additions to the 10k Club and sharing the results with everyone. The two latest interviews are with Tom Jones, the Creator of Boston Dynamics Spot 1:4 Scale Motorized Model and Liam Spall, the Creator of Working Mini Golf Course - Fully Playable!. One is a new addition to the pantheon while the other is here for the third time. As per usual, they both bring an interesting mix of experience and passion that can certainly be learned from! View the full article
  4. Monkey Kid has another wave of sets coming out next year, and the smallest of them is 80030 Monkie Kid's Staff Creation. Although the designs are intended for a younger audience, there are some build methods and pieces that would probably interest an older crowd. Read on for BZPower Reporter Xccj's review to see if this set is worth looking into.View the full article
  5. Monkey Kid has another wave of sets coming out next year, and the smallest of them is 80030 Monkey Kid's Staff Creation. Although the designs are intended for a younger audience, there are some build methods and pieces that would probably interest an older crowd. Read on for BZPower Reporter Xccj's review to see if this set is worth looking into.View the full article
  6. A new month of course means a new giveaway for all of BZPower's members! Run don't walk to check out the 2021 Member Raffle #12 and enter for a chance to win LEGO Star Wars buildable figure 75112 General Grievous from the very first wave of those sets. Maybe you'll be lucky like CZQ who won the November raffle - you won't know unless you try! View the full article
  7. It's Wednesday, which means that for a few more weeks, at least, we get a new episode of the Bits N' Bricks podcast. Hosts Ethan Vincent and Brian Crecente cover LEGO Football Mania (or Soccer Mania as it was known in the US), the 2002 game from Silicon Dreams, the same developer that made LEGO Island 2. Head over to YouTube or your favorite podcast platform to listen to Season 4, Episode 42 - How a Soccer Net Almost Killed Football Mania and hear from former Silicon Dreams employees David Whitehead and Mark James, the lead artist and lead engineer, respectively, about their time developing the game. It was interesting to hear about some of the discussions about how many liberties they could take with the LEGO minifigure to make them work in a sports game, and the foundation that put in place for future titles. Go give it a listen! View the full article
  8. Monkie Kid returns in 2022, and BZPower has advanced copies of the sets! Today we start with the big one: The City of Lanterns. This is part of the next wave of sets that will be available in the Asian market on December 26 and in the rest of the world on January 1, 2022. Here we get a city with a bustling street scene, complete with metro rail, hotel, and eateries. It gives off major Ninjago City vibes, so read, and watch, on to see just how it stacks up.View the full article
  9. Monkie Kid returns in 2022, and BZPower has advanced copies of the sets! Today we start with the big one: The City of Lanterns. This is part of the next wave of sets that will be available in the Asian market on December 26 and in the rest of the world on January 1, 2022. Here we get a city with a bustling street scene, complete with metro rail, hotel, and eateries. It gives off major Ninjago City vibes, so read, and watch, on to see just how it stacks up.View the full article
  10. Monkie Kid returns in 2022, and BZPower has advanced copies of the sets! Today we start with the big one: The City of Lanterns. This is part of the next wave of sets that will be available in the Asian market on December 26 and in the rest of the world on January 1, 2022. Here we get a city with a bustling street scene, complete with metro rail, hotel, and eateries. It gives off major Ninjago City vibes, so read, and watch, on to see just how it stacks up.View the full article
  11. Recently another cool creation has entered the hallowed halls of the LEGO Ideas 10k Club. Don't be late to check out: The Meeting Point by Lepralego, which captures the looks of modern and historic architecture wrapped around a train station. This is the builder's third time joining the club, proving that their original ideas and attention to detail garner both notice and votes. We'll keep our fingers crossed for a favorable review result! View the full article
  12. Black Friday and even Cyber Monday have already come and gone, but that doesn't mean there aren't deals to be had! Xbox Live's Major Nelson shared the latest Deals With Gold that still includes a whole slew of LEGO videogames that you can add to your collection. There's always more baddies to beat and more things to collect, so if you're looking for some entertainment this holiday season, you might find it here! View the full article
  13. It's the last day of November, and that means that not only do we get to play some LEGO videogames tonight, we also get to give away a set during the stream! So come on by the BZPower Twitch channel starting at 7:30 PM Eastern as we continue playing through The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame and work our way towards collecting all of the Master Pieces. You can vote in our survey to be entered for a chance to win a free LEGO set and help us decide what world in LEGO Dimensions to visit next week. See you all there! View the full article
  14. This one snuck under our radar earlier this month. At the beginning of November, The LEGO Group started their fifth annual #BuildToGive campaign, encouraging people to spread a positive message around the globe for a good cause. All you have to do is build a LEGO star that can be as simple or complex as you want to make it and share it on social media with the #BuildToGive hashtag and The LEGO Group will add another set to the amount they donate to children in hospitals, orphanages, and vulnerable communities this holiday season. Last year they broke a million sets donated, and this year they hope to reach 1.5 million, and it's easy to help! You can learn more about the initiative in the press release or on the Build To Give landing page. View the full article
  15. Originally an Apple Arcade exclusive, LEGO Builder's Journey made the jump to Steam and the Nintendo Switch this summer. Now it's been ported to another platform: Xbox! You can buy it now in the Xbox Store and it's even on sale for 20% off. You can pick it up for $16 and play it on either an Xbox One or an Xbox Series X|S. We had a lot of fun playing it on Twitch Tuesday, and I certainly recommend people check it out if they haven't already! View the full article
  16. A new project has achieved ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas over the past twenty-four hours. Head over to the website to check out Downtown Records by HarrisBricks, who has made it to the 10k Club for the first time! The model features amazing details and techniques and could be a great addition to the Ideas theme, with a nice brick exterior and a detailed multi-level interior. Perhaps we'll get lucky and it will become a set, but until we know for sure I'll just enjoy the beautiful MOC! View the full article
  17. If Black Friday shopping is your thing, hopefully you've been scoring some great deals on LEGO sets and whatever else is on your wish list. But don't forget that the 2021 Member Raffle #11 is still going on for a few more days and it's free to enter! You could be the lucky winner of a 75523 Scarif Stormtrooper as featured in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, just by adding your name to the list! Best of luck to all those who enter, and we'll be back in a few days for our next giveaway! View the full article
  18. Earlier this month Dan Brooks from StarWars.com spoke to several people involved in the recently-released LEGO Star Wars: Castaways, an Apple Arcade title allowing you to design your own character and go on adventures in the galaxy far far away. Go read the interview to hear from Lee Kaburis, game manager at Gameloft, Jacques Durand, creative director at Gameloft, and Craig Derrick, Lucasfilm Games executive producer about how the concept for the game came into existence, why it was inspired by Disney Parks, and what you can expect if you go play it. The game certainly has a fun premise and I hope that, like LEGO Builder's Journey, it eventually sees a wider release! View the full article
  19. Today The LEGO Group has shared their latest designer video going behind the scenes of one of their fantastic sets. Head on over to YouTube to watch the LEGO Star Wars 75313 UCS AT-AT Designer Video and hear from LEGO Design Master Henrik Andersen. The skilled designer talks about the challenges and solutions to get such a large set to stand on its own and also shows off the interior and the play features. He hints at some easter eggs, but apparently you'll have to wait until you build it yourself (or read a review) to find out what they are. I honestly wish the video for such a massive set had been longer and gone into even more detail! View the full article
  20. The LEGO Ideas team keeps churning out interviews with members of the vaunted 10k Club. In a double-double interview, you can learn about both the Movie Set and The Nanny by Lionel Martin and Max Brich, a duo with two projects currently in review. Then you can head over to meet Andrea Lattanzio, The Creator of A-Frame Cabin who made it to the club for the first time. It's always nice to learn about these builders and their LEGO stories! View the full article
  21. Earlier this year, unprecedented flooding impacted portions of Germany, destroying entire villages and causing large amounts of damage. Earlier this week, The LEGO Group and the LEGO Foundation announced a 960k EUR grant to support children and families affected by the disastrous flooding in Germany, with the funds going to the German Red Cross. The money will be used to help rebuild several kindergartens wiped out by the natural disaster as well as to build a family aid center. It's fantastic to see the company helping the local communities in the wake of these horrible events. View the full article
  22. To all those celebrating today I'd like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving on behalf of BZPower! We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday celebrating in whatever manner you see fit. Hopefully there's good food, family and friends, and everything that makes the occasion special for you and yours. I am, as always, thankful for the BZPower community and all the wonderful Bionicle fans I've gotten the chance to meet and interact with over the years. Your passion keeps us going! View the full article
  23. BZPower Member Distorted has shared one of his latest builds over in the Bionicle-Based Creations subforum. Go check out Terminal to see what you can do with a couple dozen Toa Metru feet and some interesting techniques. The MOC was created as part of a series at The New Elementary - head over there to check out Old Elementary: Part 2 of the LEGO BIONICLE 20th Anniversary Festival to learn about some classic parts and see what some talented builders have done to use them. But back to the Terminal; I love the splashes of color provided by the dark red feet, the orange elbows, and the trans-light blue pieces to stand out against the silver and grey. The shape itself is almost mesmerizing, like if you stare at it too long you might get hypnotized. Go take a closer look for yourself and see what you think!View the full article
  24. A new project has achieved ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas recently: Castle Outpost by xXgGhostXx, who is newcomer to the 10k Club. Clearly showing the passion of castle fans out there, the model features a modular construction allowing you to get to all the nooks and crannies to check out the intricate details the builder included. Perhaps medieval fanatics will get lucky and it will become an official set, but until we know for sure I'll just enjoy the beautiful MOC! View the full article
  25. Earlier today, the latest episode of the Bits N' Bricks podcast went live, covering a relatively recent addition to the LEGO games collection: the collaboration between Speed Champions and Forza Horizon 4. Head to YouTube or your preferred podcast platform to listen to Season 4, Episode 41 - When Forza Cars Met LEGO Bricks and hear from Ethan Vincent and Brian Crecente as they talk to former design manager for LEGO Speed Champions Craig Callum, LEGO Game senior producer Jared Bals, and Forza Horizon Creative Director Mike Brown about the partnership. It was really interesting to learn about how the conversation between the two groups started, developed, and became the DLC we now know. I was also intrigued to hear about the process of incorporating the LEGO sets into the reality-based world of Forza and what liberties were taken to make it work, as well as the storytelling side of the experience. Check it out! View the full article
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