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Who shot first?

2018-05-16 21:00:10

Was it Greedo, or was it Han? How about Markus Rollbühler? Markus wanted to gear up for the new Solo: A Star Wars Story movie coming out next week by building Solo’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster for a contest hosted by theRogueBricks Flickr group. He has done such a wonderful job recreating this Star Wars that I’m almost convinced he personally presented the gun to the space cowboy himself. I enjoy Markus’ attention to detail, including the textured leather grip. From a distance, it almost looks like the real deal!

Han Solo's DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol

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The magical world of LEGO Harry Potter is back with a fascinating lineup of sets [News]

2018-05-16 19:05:33

It’s been 17 years since the very first lineup of LEGO Harry Potter sets hit store shelves and 7 years since the theme was discontinued. To be honest, we missed the magical world of Harry Potter so badly, and finally the pictures of the new sets are here! Although, we still unable to drag our gaze from LEGO Harry Potter BrickHeadz sets unveiled the day before, but the new sets unveiled today look as sweet as they can be!

75955 Hogwarts Express | 801 pieces | $79.99

75955 – Hogwarts™ Express

All aboard the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 75955 HogwartsTM Express! Vanish through the brick wall on Platform 93⁄4TM at King’s Cross station and join Harry, Ron and Hermione on their journey to Hogwarts. Find your seats in the carriage and get a chocolate frog from the Trolley Witch, but watch out for the Dementor™! Luckily, Remus Lupin is at hand to cast a powerful spell and shield Harry from the terrifying creature, so you can get back on track for more magical Harry Potter adventures.

• Includes 5 minifigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Remus Lupin and the Trolley Witch, plus Dementor™ and Scabbers™ figures.

• Features the iconic King’s Cross Platform 93⁄4™ and Hogwarts™ Express train.
• Platform features a railway bridge with a clock, steps that lead to a moving brick wall entrance, newspaper stand with 2 Daily Prophet newspapers, and a ‘Wanted’ poster.
• Hogwarts™ Express train includes a carriage with 4 seats, removable side panel and roof, plus the Trolley Witch with sweets trolley.
• 801 pieces
• $79.99

75956 Quidditch Match | 500 pieces | $39.99

75956 – Quidditch™ Match

Jump on your broom and enter the LEGO® Harry Potter™ 75956 Quidditch™ Match! Join Harry, Hermione and Professor Snape™ for some magical mischief, and experience the thrill as you fly through the Gryffindor™ house tower hatch and onto the pitch. Score a point by throwing the Quaffle past the keeper and through the ring! Fire the Bludger to knock your opponents off their brooms and catch the Golden Snitch™ to win the match! Whether you’re a Keeper, Seeker, Chaser or Beater, there’s always plenty of fast-action fun at the Quidditch Match!

• Includes 6 minifigures: Harry Potter™, Hermione Granger™, Severus Snape™, Oliver Wood, Lucian Bole and Marcus Flint.
• Features Gryffindor™ house tower with an opening hatch, Slytherin™ house tower with a pop-up fire spell function, Ravenclaw™ house tower with a removable megaphone element, Hufflepuff™ house tower with scoreboard, and a base with 3 goalposts and rings, moving Keeper function and Bludger stud shooter.
• 500 pieces
• $39.99

75953 HogwartsTM Whomping Willow | 753 pieces | $69.99

75953 – Hogwarts™ Whomping Willow™

Travel to HogwartsTM castle with Harry and Ron in the flying Ford Anglia but watch out for the LEGO® Harry PotterTM 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow™! Too late—the flying Ford Anglia has crashed and is caught in the branches. Make your escape and sneak into Hogwarts before caretaker Argus Filch and Professor Snape™ spot you. Run to the dormitory, jump into bed and get ready for your first day back of learning spells, mixing potions and lots more fun Harry Potter adventures.

• Includes 6 minifigures: Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Seamus Finnigan, Argus Filch and Severus Snape™, plus a Hedwig™ owl figure.
• Features the buildable Whomping Willow™ tree, Flying Ford Anglia car and Hogwarts™ castle section.
• Whomping Willow™ features spinning branches and the Shrieking Shack tunnel entrance.
• Flying Ford Anglia features 2 opening doors and an opening trunk with suitcases.
• 3-level Hogwarts™ castle section features a gate, parapet walk, 3 turrets, dormitory with 2 beds, potions classroom with worktable and Severus Snape’s office.
• 753 Pieces
• $69.99

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First pictures of the new LEGO City trains with new Power Functions elements [News]

2018-05-16 14:20:07

LEGO City is growing especially rapidly this year, and while citizens enjoy hiking and rafting or busy making a doctor’s appointment, the new trains are arriving – 60197 Passenger Train and 60198 Freight Train. Both look very fresh and include some brand new Power functions elements, which we can’t wait to play with!

60197 Passenger Train | €129.99

60198 Freight Train | €129.99

These two sets will introduce at least one new Power Function piece – a re-designed speed remote control. We’re not sure if the new system will be IR based like the previous one, but we hope to find it out very soon.


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Born to build on the bayou

2018-05-16 10:00:11

In the U.S., Louisiana is sometimes known as “bayou country” thanks to its marshy, crocodile-laced swamps. Life on the bayou can be rough and tough, as Sebastian Bachórzewski shows us in one of his latest models. By mixing various earthy colors and greens, Sebastian captures the combination of muddy swampland with wild overgrowth. His rustic cabin shows signs of weathering within a harsh environment, and the way the bright green algae meets the dark and murky water is sublimely beautiful.

Swampy water

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LEGO’s massive 4,000-piece Creator Expert Roller Coaster is now available [News]

2018-05-16 06:59:11

One of the most anticipated sets in recent memory, the huge Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster is now available to LEGO VIP members (June 1 for non-members). The coaster puts to full use LEGO brand new roller coaster system of pieces that was first revealed in The Joker Manor last year, and it includes several new elements for the first time. The coaster can be hand-cranked or combined with Power Functions for a fully automated track. The set includes 4,124 pieces and 11 minifigures for $379.99 USD. If you’re not already a LEGO VIP member, signing up is free and nets you rewards on every purchase from LEGO, both online and in LEGO Brand Retail stores.

Check out more pictures of the Roller Coaster in our announcement article, and watch for our hands-on review coming soon!

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That armor’s too strong for blasters!

2018-05-16 03:00:43

Building a Technic mechanism to make a LEGO model actually move can be daunting for those who mainly build static models, but perhaps this excellent Star Wars kinetic sculpture by Josh DaVid will inspire you (and me) to give it a try.

LEGO Hoth AT-AT and Snow Speeder (Mini-Model)

The model features a circling snowspeeder, and moving legs on the AT-AT, which can be powered by hand or with a Power Functions motor. The builder has done an excellent job compacting and simplifying a seemingly complex mechanism into such a small space. Check out the video below to see the model in action!

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