Friday, March 22, 2019
Way back in 2011 Tiny Tower was all the rage on the Apple and Android phones of the day. Now, nearly eight years later, LEGO and NimbleBit are announcing a spinoff to that title in the form of LEGO Tower, allowing players to build a giant, self-contained LEGO environment and fill it with minifigures. To see the announcement trailer, screenshots, and more details for what may or may not be a huge hit this summer, read on!
Life-Sized Technic Bugatti Visits Downtown Disney This Weekend
Today through Sunday March 24th, you can see the Life-Sized Technic Bugatti Chiron at the LEGO store at Disney Springs
. This vehicle showcases the newer style of Technic-based sculpture and actually runs - it has a massive landing page
on the LEGO website and even a podcast
, but in spite of all the hype, this is actually the first time this model has been on public display in the United States. There's no admission cost to visit Disney Springs and see the Bugatti Chiron.
Were you planing to visit Disney World in a few weeks instead? The LEGO store will also host a Steamboat Willie Designer Signing Event on April 3rd from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Earlier today LEGO shared some pictures and details about an upcoming set that is likely to be very polarizing in the community. The 75227 Darth Vader Bust is going to be a Star Wars Celebration Chicago exclusive starting on Apirl 11th, with a number of sets being given away each day of the event in a lottery system. For the first time, however, the convention exclusive will also be available at Target, but like the recent LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz you will need to have a REDcard to buy it. For more information and pctures, read on!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Today LEGO is revealing the next series of collectible minifigures! They are revisiting 2016's Disney series with a second series of eighteen minifigures based on popular Disney franchises ranging from Hercules to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Releasing on May 1st for $3.99 each, these are sure to be highly sought after by Disney and LEGO fans alike. To check out each of the minifigures and learn more, read on!
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Dark Side of the Mask
I'm sure much has been written about Pink Floyd's seminal album, The Dark Side of the Moon and its iconic cover. I've even seen recreations of the album art in brick form before, but none have been quite as unique as Breathe, breathe in the air...
by Sergei Rahkmaninoff. The use of the transparent Mask of Fire is perfect, and while the creation looks simple, the framing and photography captures the subject matter to a tee. Go check it out and let the builder know what you think!
Tonight we're going to be streaming again over on the BZPower Twitch channel
, revisiting the world of The LEGO Movie 2. Come on by at 7:30 PM Eastern to watch us play the adaptation of the film filled with new mechanics and only a loose understanding of the movie's plot. It's been a ton of fun so far, and I look forward to seeing how it continues. See you there tonight!
Monday, March 18, 2019
Visit BrickFair North Carolina
If you live anywhere within driving distance of Charlotte, North Carolina, we hope to see you Saturday and Sunday at BrickFair North Carolina! Tickets are $14 and you can order online in advance to save time at the door. The event is open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. BZPower is part of a big Bionicle display that we think is worth checking out along with a bunch of other cool MOCs from a variety of different themes. If you come by, make sure to sign the BZPower Guestbook so we know you did!
You may remember Romanoff
and their Block Products
from our coverage of their booth last year
. Their selection hasn't changed much this year, although they did discontinue their turntable options and showcase a large new bin that they hadn't committed to producing yet. The lighting near their booth meant that most of our photos had too much glare, but we still have a few pictures to share of their current assortment after the jump.
Today LEGO is revealing the final design of the latest Ideas set! Based on the project by szabomate90, 21317 Steamboat Willie is sure to prove popular among fans of Disney and its iconic mascot, Mickey Mouse, since it represents the first appearance of him and Minnie in film. The 751-piece set appears to be entirely greyscale and captures the look of the early cartoon amazingly well. To learn more about the set, which releases on April 1st, and see hi-res images and a 360-degree view, read on!
Sunday, March 17, 2019
introduced a new toy brick brand called Bikku in 2018, and made their first appearance at Toy Fair this year. We don't know yet if/when their sets may be available in the US, but they definitely had some unique designs, a layout to show off, and some display sculptures to draw us into their booth. One vehicle was built at seven times regular size! We've got photos of their selection and displays below.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Endangered Bird Project Achieves Ten Thousand Votes
Recently a new project has reached ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas. FlancrestEnterprises' Kakapo
project was designed to help raise awareness of the endangered species that's native to New Zealand. It's not the first bird project that has been reviewed by the Ideas team, so that may either help or hurt it, depending on how you look at it. Would you like to see this model on store shelves? Let us know what you think in the Talkback!
Friday, March 15, 2019
LEGO Forma Live Build
Last year we took part in the LEGO Indiegogo campaign to make LEGO FORMA a reality. Now that we have 81000 Koi in our hands, along with its three skins, we thought we'd build it with you all! Join us on Saturday, March 16th an 1:30 PM Eastern over on the BZPower YouTube channel
to see how this mechanized set comes together. If you're lucky, you might win something in one of our giveaways!
Thursday, March 14, 2019
LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie Teaser
Earlier today LEGO took to their social media accounts to share a teaser for the upcoming LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie set. The short film celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, as did the now iconic Mickey Mouse! You can check out the short video on the LEGO Twitter account
- I'm sure we can expect to see more of the set soon. Let us know in the Talkback if you're excited for it and would consider picking up such a set.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Building a Badge to Take Places
Don't forget that The Brick Badge Contest
is still going on over in the System-Based Creations forum. You have until March 24th to design an awesome brick badge that would draw oooohs and ahhhhs from fellow FOLs at any LEGO fan convention you might find yourself wearing it to. There are a lot of awesome sets up for grab as prizes, and it's anyone's contest to win! Best of luck to all those who enter!
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
All Bionicle Lore Converging in One Place
There are several projects out there that have collected much of the Bionicle story material into a single place like the Biological Chronicle
and the BioMedia Project
. BZPower Member JSLBrowning recently announced their own project to organize the narrative into an easy-to-consume format. Go check out the Wall of History
and visit the BZPower topic
to give your feedback. It's very much a work in progress, so if you have constructive comments go ahead and share them. I think the project is off to a great start and I look forward to seeing how it develops as more material is added.
We're a little late on the notice today, but we're still planning to head over to the BZPower Twitch channel
tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern to play a bit more of The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. It's been very interesting so far learning all of the new systems added in the game - TT Games has really outdone themselves with mixing up the formula. I look forward to playing tonight and chatting with everyone while I do it!
Monday, March 11, 2019
Exploring the LEGO Connection at Billund's Teddy Bear Art Museum
You may have heard
about a new attraction in Billund, Denmark - the Teddy Bear Art Museum
, owned by Kjeld's sister Gunhild Kirk Johansen (you may recall her from early LEGO box art
). The museum's building
is Godtfred and Edith Kirk Christiansen's family home, where Gunhild, Kjeld, and Hanne grew up - and it's right next to the LEGO House! LEGO fans have noted a European jumbo brick on display
that was recovered from the crawlspace while the house was converted into a museum, while arctophiles and children alike have enjoyed exhibits featuring Steiff
, artist bears, and Muffy Vanderbear.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
continues to offer a few distinct brick-based construction toys separate from the KNex brand (which we'll get to later). We were able to get a quick look at these toys in their booth this year and get a few pictures to share with BZPower readers. Read on for a look at their Oyo sports and Bendy and the Ink Machine sets.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
LEGO Still Among the Most Reputable Companies
The Reputation Institute has recently released the 2019 Global RepTrak 100 - the top one hundred most reputable companies in their opinion. Coming in close to the top of the list
at number two is none other than The LEGO Group. While losing out to Rolex, they still beat out plenty of strong contenders like Disney, Microsoft, Canon, and Netflix to maintain their strong position. Do you feel they're worthy of this spot? Who else would you have placed in the top ten? Let us know in the Talkback!
Friday, March 8, 2019
Free Marvel Minifigure Pack on S@H
From now through Sunday, if you spend $75 or more at a LEGO store or on Shop@Home you get a free Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Pack
. The pack contains four figures from Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War - War Machine Mk 4, Wong, Tony Stark in gray hoodie, and Bucky Barnes. Considering Captain Marvel just released and hype for Avengers: Endgame is mounting, this seems like the perfect time to release what I believe was previously intended to be a Bricktober set from last fall. What do you think of the figs? Are you going to pick up the pack? Let us know in the Talkback!