Lego recently announced that a few new Minecraft sets will be available later this year. Unlike the last iteration of Minecraft Lego sets, these sets will be full minifig sized sets. Lego and Minecraft go together pretty well because Minecraft is pretty much a simplier, digital version of Lego. Minecraft is so popular that it was recently purchased by Microsoft for $2 billion. If you’re a fan of Lego but have never played Minecraft before, I dare you to sit down and play it in creative mode. Just start digging tunnels and building and you will see why this game is so addictive. Here is the descriptions of a couple of the sets. The above picture is of the farm set.
Venture into The Cave on a dangerous quest for vital resources! Wield the iron pickaxe to dig and battle against hostile zombie and spider mobs. Blast out valuable ores and minerals with the TNT and combine the flowing water and lava to create precious obsidian! When you’re done battling and mining, restore your energy levels with the chest of bread. Proceed with caution! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted accessories: Steve and a zombie, plus a spider
Yield renewable resources with The Farm! You’ll need food to survive, so fence in the livestock and channel the flowing water to nurture the crops. Harvest pumpkins, wheat, sugar cane and carrots. Use the crafting table to create a pumpkin helmet or jack-o-lantern. But watch out for the skeleton with his bow and arrow after nightfall! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21115 The First Night and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure! Includes a Steve minifigure with an accessory, plus a skeleton, cow and a sheep.
Ever wake up and feel like you’re trapped in a Lego world with square boobs? Well.. neither have I, but this weekend The Simpsons is going to be done completely in Lego to celebrate its 550th episode. The episode has been produced with the same 3D techniques as The Lego Movie (which I still haven’t seen yet), combined with the 2D animation we’re used to seeing The Simpsons in. The title of the episode will be “Brick Like Me” and it will air on Fox this Sunday at 8PM EST.
I’ve been posting a lot about Lego lately, so I might as well continue that trend and talk a little bit about what makes this Lego keyboard so cool. The thing I like most about it is that most of the components that make the keyboard work are made from real Lego pieces. Check out how creative the designer got with the printed Lego bricks that represent the tops of the keys. More details on the keyboard can be found here including pictures of a nine year old prototype of the project.
I used to be a huge Simpsons fan in the 90’s. Today, I’m honestly surprised that it’s still on the air but there is definitely some nostalgia there. Lego announced a Simpsons set that features The Simpsons house complete with garage and their famous pink car. Inside the two-floor home, items include a piano, kitchen appliances, bedroom sets with posters, and the TV in the living room where the famous shows intro is shown. The garage is filled with tools and features a working garage door. The house opens up on hinges similar to a doll house so you can move the figures around inside. The minifigs include Homes, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and next-door neighbor Ned Flanders. The set is scheduled to come out on February 1 and will cost roughly $200.
I was browsing Lego Sets on Amazon and being a fan of the 80’s, I came across a set that I had to order; The DeLorean Time Machine. When I first saw this set on Amazon, I thought that it was strange that Lego was releasing a set based on a movie that came out nearly 30 years ago. I then read the description and found out that this was something called a Lego Cuusoo set. Curious about what that meant, I went to the Lego Cuusso website to discover that Lego now releases sets that were created by fans. If the set gets 10,000 supporters on the site and gets approved by Lego, they will turn it into an actual set to be sold at stores. And Lego even gives the creator 1% of the sales money that they make from the set. I think this is a great idea. It gets kids to use their product to develop a set and expand their imagination. If successful they will have some extra pocket cash and some awesome bragging rights. I was looking through the Cuusoo site and found some other sets that I’d be interested in, including a Ghostbusters set and Apple Store set. Keep on building!
Moleskine paper notebooks are known for their high quality and high prices. But if you are in the need of a really nice notebook for a gift or for yourself, these notebooks just may be some of the best that you can buy. Some of the highlights include an elastic band, sewn spine, rounded paper corners, ribbon bookmarks, and a pockets on the inside covers. They also release limited edition notebooks just like this Lego notebook. This is no ordinary notepad of paper because you can build small Lego creations right off of the outer cover of the notepad. The bricks attached to the notebooks come in flat 2×4 pieces and 4×8 pieces depending on the size of notebook. The notebook also comes with stickers.
The New York Times Magazine decided to create a giant Lego building in the shape of the T in the New York Times logo for a cover. The inspiration for the scene was Central Park. In total the scene took eleven days of non-stop work in 16-hour shifts. Creating the round edges of the T and coming up with the layout of the rooftop were the biggest challenges of the design. it’s about 6 feet by 6 feet in size and it may be difficult to spot but there are four mini-figs reading The New York Times.