Saturday, October 20, 2018
LEGO Shop@Home Promotions Abound
LEGO is really stacking up the promotions
over at Shop@Home! In addition to the free Han Solo Mudtrooper with $35 or more Star Wars purchases, you can also get a free minifigure collector frame with any purchase of $75 or more. To sweeten the deal a little more, you can get double VIP points as well! All three offers run until the end of the month, so you have a bit over a week to plan out your shopping.
Friday, October 19, 2018
How Hogwarts Was Made
Harry Potter fansite MuggleNet recently had a chat with LEGO set designer Justin Ramsden
, the man behind the gigantic Hogwarts Castle set that was recently released. They discuss the design process of the set, Justin's favorite parts, and his interest in Harry Potter in general. It's a nice look inside the head of someone with one of the coolest jobs around, so go give it a read!
Thursday, October 18, 2018
After a teaser earlier this week, LEGO is finally ready to officially unveil their latest Ideas set. Based on the project by Jason Allemann and Grant Davis, 21315 Pop-Up-Book looks like it could be one of the funnest builds of the year. You'll be able to pick up your copy starting on the first of November for $70 in the US. To get a closer look at the set and to get all of the official details - read on!
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Build, James Build
The LEGO Ideas team recently announced a new contest for fans to enter. Go check out Build something spectacular from the world of 007!
to see how you could win a LEGO Aston Martin DB5 and a bunch of other awesome sets. You have until November 27th to build anything you want that embodies the spirit of James Bond. The prize pack is fantastic, the prompt is open-ended, so what are you waiting for - get building!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Watch Out for this Fearsome Cephalopod
Now there's a headline I never thought I'd write on BZPower. But if you go look at the Ammonoidea Fangarus
by ...The Chosen One... you'll be glad you're not encountering it in real life. Making clever use of CHI Sir Fangar heads from the Legends of Chima theme and some classic Bohrok shields, TCO has created a very unique mollusc MOC. It's perfectly safe to give it a closer look for yourself and leave the builder your thoughts and feedback on their creation.
Twitch Tuesday - Special Edition
It's Tuesday again, which means that tonight we'll be heading over to the BZPower Twitch Channel
to play some LEGO videogames. But this week things will be a little different! I'll be joined by special guest ChocolateFrogs for our first two-player stream. We'll be letting the guest pick what we play this week, and will go back to our poll results next week. Also, we may be starting a little earlier than usual, so keep an eye on our social media channels to know when we go live. I hope I've successfully planned for any technical hiccups, so fingers crossed for a fun and successful stream tonight!
Monday, October 15, 2018
LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book Gets Teased
The next upcoming LEGO Ideas set is the Pop-Up Book. While we are due for its release date announcement any day now, perhaps intended for Christmas wish-lists, we'll have to settle for some teasers. LEGO has just released a 10-second teaser trailer on YouTube
, featuring the Big Bad Wolf of childhood stories. Check it out, and keep your heads up for more information.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Overwatch Bastion Behind-the-Scenes
A few days ago the first LEGO Overwatch set was made available
to fans over in the Blizzard store. The same day over on the LEGO Ambassador Network Jordan Paxton shared some information about the creation of the set
. It's an awesome look behind the curtain and it's always great to learn more about the set design process. Give it a read if you're interested in learning more about how LEGO and Blizzard are working together on these new sets!
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Titrations Come Out On Top
Recently a new project has achieved ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas! The Chemical Plant
by Ymarilego is a large model sitting on top of two 32x32 baseplates and packs in a huge amount of detail from silos and canisters to trucks and trains. It certainly looks like it would be a fun build. Let us know in the Talkback if you think it will pass the review and if you'd buy the plant if it showed up on store shelves!
Friday, October 12, 2018
A New BBC Contest Spins Up
Earlier this week Tufi Piyufi announced the latest Bionicle-Based Creations Contest - Official BBC Contest #76: No Eight-Legged Freaks!
. As you may have guessed from the title, the objective is to build a spider that doesn't have eight legs, just like most of Bionicle! There's a bevy of great prizes up for grabs, including a rare 1441 Fikou polybag. You have until October 25th to build and enter your creation, so get in the Halloween spirit and get building!
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Construction on Hogwarts Finally Resumes
How has it been nearly a month since our last stream? Life has made scheduling this rather difficult lately but we're making time to get back to it! Tonight at 8 PM Eastern we're continuing construction of 71043 Hogwarts Castle from the LEGO Harry Potter theme over on the BZPower YouTube channel
. We don't have any more collectible minifigures to feel, but we have plenty to give away, so make sure you tune in and join the chat! Hopefully we'll be doing these a bit more frequently and can make some good progress on the castle. See you tonight!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Today the first fruits of the partnership between Blizzard and LEGO have been revealed. Earlier today the companies shared details about 75987 Omnic Bastion from Overwatch, which is available now from Blizzard's online store and will be for sale at BlizzCon. The set costs $25 and includes 182 parts with at least a couple of prints (or stickers?). For more information and hi-res images, read on!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
After taking a day off last week, we'll be back tonight with our usual Twitch Tuesday stream! Come by the BZPower Twitch Channel
tonight starting at around 7:30 PM Eastern to chat while we play some LEGO videogames. You can help us decide on the game by voting in the Twitch Tuesday Discussion Topic
- will we stay with The Incredibles or move on to something new? I look forward to seeing what you decide and sitting down with you all tonight as we play!
Inktober Bionicle Drawings
Sometimes you need a bit of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. That's one of the ideas behind Inktober, which provides a list of prompts each year and calls on artists to make one inked drawing each day for the month of October. BZPower member Tattorack took a couple of their prompts and decided to give them a Bionicle twist with Masks
. I'm especially fond of the second piece and the way the water is crashing up against the rock. If you're also participating in Inktober and have made some Bionicle drawings, let us know in the Talkback!
Monday, October 8, 2018
Classic LEGO Island Promotional Video Makes a Return
Even after two decades, the original LEGO Island game has a loyal group of fans around it. Much to their delight, Lorin Swelk, the game's composer, recently shared a promotional video
that was shown at E3 many years ago to advertise the then-upcoming game. Fair warning - the animation is... rather dated and they take some liberties with how exactly LEGO bricks work. But at a time when 3D animation was still relatively new, it's certainly an interesting look back at a much-beloved part of LEGO history.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Manchester Gets a New Master Builder
Late last month James Windle discovered that he would be the next Master Builder at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Manchester, UK. As the BBC reports
, he got the news from a ten-foot tall minifigure in a shark costume. That's certainly an exciting way to get some good news! James joins a group of around two dozen Master Builders in the world, so congratulations on the spot! Let us know in the Talkback if this is your dream job too.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
New Cryoshell Single Released
Yesterday Cryoshell, known for being one of the bands behind the music of Bionicle, released a new single from their upcoming album, Next to Machines. You can go listen to or buy Slipping
on your music platform of choice from Apple to YouTube. I enjoyed it on my first play and will probably go back a and re-listen to it a few times over the course of the weekend. I'm looking forward to see what else they come out with for the album! Let us know your thoughts on the new song in the Talkback.