24/11/2011 - 00:55 LEGO LOTR & The Hobbit Lego news

Riddles in the Dark by Blake's Baericks

A successful scene, which suffers, however, from some unfortunate finishing details like this piece of a different color on the floor in Old Dark Gray or the choice of Gollum's body which I find moderately similar.

The rock is well reproduced with a construction that leaves room for visible studs.

The presentation base is however successful and Bilbo is well represented. The general atmosphere of the scene is respected.

To see more, visit the flickr gallery by Blake's Baericks.

 

24/11/2011 - 00:46 LEGO LOTR & The Hobbit Lego news

The Hobbit Hole by Taz-Maniac

A nice creation here with this view of Hobbiton. The vegetation is dense enough to be believable, and the house is ingeniously designed.

The rendering of the front door is excellent and the integration of the house into the surrounding vegetation is successful. The presentation stand is also very well designed.

To see more, visit the flickr gallery by Taz-Maniac.

 

24/11/2011 - 00:06 Lego news

amazon lego

And it's off again for some interesting promotions at Amazon which is fighting a merciless commercial battle with its competitors ... In bulk at the moment, and it will probably not last:

7913 LEGO Star Wars - Clone Trooper Battle Pack - 8.98 €
7914 LEGO Star Wars - Mandalorian Battle Pack - 10.12 €
7929 LEGO Star Wars - The Battle of Naboo  - 19.20 €
7931 LEGO Star Wars - T-6 Jedi Shuttle  - 48.08 €
7962 LEGO Star Wars - Anakin Skywalker and Sebulba's Podracers - 64.08 € 
7964 LEGO Star Wars - Republic Frigate - 89.77 € 
7965 LEGO Star Wars - Millennium Falcon - 116.90 € 
10198 LEGO Star Wars - Tantive IV - 109.65 € 
8088 LEGO Star Wars - ARC-170 Starfighter  - 48.08 €
8096 LEGO Star Wars - Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle - 50.92 € 

Amazon also offers good other lego productsir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8 currently on sale. Do not hesitate to visit the specialized LEGO stores by theme:

LEGO Star Warsir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
LEGO Technicir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
Lego carsir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
LEGO Cityir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
Lego creatorir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
Lego harry potterir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
Lego pirates of the caribbeanir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8
Lego ninjagoir? t = hotbri 21 & l = ur2 & o = 8

 

23/11/2011 - 23:35 Lego news Rumors

The MOCeurs have always set themselves the goal of filling the gaps left by LEGO in terms of ships, places or even characters from the Star Wars universe. The Rancor is no exception to the rule and many MOCs have already emerged.

puppetmasterzero - Bionicle Rancor

To explain in a few words what the Rancor is, it is a carnivorous creature varying in size between 5 and 10 meters and originating from the planet Dathomir.

This creature has become cult for fans of the saga due to a scene in which Luke escapes the clutches of Jabba's Rancor in TheEpisode VI: Return of the Jedi. At the time the Rancor was a gigantic puppet filmed with skill to give it presence and credibility.

LEGO has produced many creatures in the Star Wars universe in the past such as the Dewback (4501 Mos Eisley Winery - 2004), the Wampa (8089 Hoth Wampa Cave - 2010) or Tautaun (7749 Echo Base - 2009 & 7879 Hoth Echo Base - 2011). But we never got a LEGO version of the Rancor.

In the cartoon LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, the Rancor makes a notable appearance as a studded LEGO minifigure that looks elaborate enough to fit into the LEGO Star Wars lineup.

LEGO Star Wars The Padawan Menace - Rancor

Waiting, ACPin produced a very detailed version of the Rancor (See the gallery of this MOC), Mood SWIM has also just offered a quality MOC (See the gallery of this MOC), puppetmasterzero even offered his Bionicle-Rancor (See the gallery of this MOC) and There are many other MOCs of this creature, a simple search in Google Images will convince you ...

What are the chances that we will get a Rancor in 2012? In my opinion, very weak. Even though rumors of a Jabba Palace themed set keep coming back, I find it hard to believe this set would include the Rancor Pit.
Unless it is a very elaborate playset with several modules and many minifigs in the style of the set 10123 Cloud City released in 2003. Or if it is a set exclusive in the vein of 7879 Hoth Echo Base, with a vaguely similar playset and a good dose of minifigs. The 7879 released this year also contained a Tautaun.

The appearance of the creature in The Padawan Threat still makes me doubt. Someone has obviously taken a serious look at a LEGO-like design, even virtual, of this creature. This could be the start of creating a real action figure.
Note that in the video game LEGO Star Wars II The Original Trilogy the Rancor was not in the form of a LEGO minifigure. It was a monster that had none of the attributes of known minifigs and figurines.

moodSWIM MOC: Rancor

 

23/11/2011 - 17:38 Lego news

30053 Republic Attack Cruiser

Well, a mini-set review, let's not exaggerate anyway, but a few photos and a quick review are enough to better visualize this set which is neither original nor really very attractive. but if like me you are addicted to mini-sets, you can not ignore this mini Republic Attack Cruiser which trades around  $ 2 on Bricklink.... And at this price, we buy it without hesitation, if only for the 41 pieces provided, including 2 1x3 tiles in dark red ....

Beyond the attractive price, I find this Republic Attack Cruiser, also known as the Venator, rather well designed and sufficiently detailed despite the reduced scale. Make your own mind by going to read the review in English on FBTB.

30053 Republic Attack Cruiser