23/11/2011 - 17:18 Lego news

7676 Republic Attack Gunship

If you have purchased the set  7676 Republic Attack Gunship released in 2008, you noticed that two different versions of stickers to be applied on the sides of the nose of the machine were provided in this set. It did not take more for many inspired budding artists to create sticker sets for this Republic Attack Gunship.

The reference to WWII bombers is obvious, and one can't help but think of those pin-up paintings on the cabins seen in our history books or in many war movies.

The result is sometimes bluffing and will allow those who have this set in several copies to personalize each machine in their fleet with different stickers. (And incidentally not to stick the official stickers to preserve them ....) 

You will find many creations for download in the MOCpages gallery of Tbone tbl, or on his Brickshelf gallery. They are compatible with sets  7163 Republic Gunship et  7676 Republic Attack Gunship.

Some designs are wacky, if not a little silly, but others are well thought out and really worth printing and using on these ships to personalize.

Republic Attack Gunship Nose Art by Tbone tbl

22/11/2011 - 09:17 Lego news

I was telling you a few days ago about Operation Santa Yoda which took place in San Francisco and which aimed to allow the public to participate in the construction of a giant maxifig of the Santa Yoda from the set 7958 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.

The 3.60m high Santa Yoda is therefore finished and the least we can say is that the result is ... impressive. 

Note that the site  https://www.legosantayoda.com is officially open. You will find virtual greeting cards to send to your friends, but also and above all a richly endowed competition, once again reserved for Americans.

What you won't be able to earn:

Grand Prize: A unique 60cm tall Santa Yoda model built by a LEGO Master Builder
First Weekly Prize:  LEGO® Star Wars ™ Super Star Destroyer (10221)LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon ™ (7965)LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (7958) and Blu-ray The Padawan Threat
Second Weekly Prize: LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon ™ (7965)LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (7958) and Blu-ray The Padawan Threat
Third Weekly Prize: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (7958) and Blu-ray The Padawan Threat

You can console yourself by sending e-cards to all your friends, and for each card sent, LEGO will give away a toy in the program. Toys for tots.

LEGO Santa Yoda Website

20/11/2011 - 00:08 Lego news

Finally, here are official visuals of the sets expected for early 2012 in the LEGO Superheroes range. These sets are always marked as "Currently unavailable".

Note the final names of some sets that have nothing to do with what was announced so far. The names have changed significantly since the first preliminary and confidential images published a few weeks ago.

6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase

6858 Catwoman Catcycle City Chase

“In the dark streets of Gotham City, Batman tries to stop Catwoman from escaping with a big diamond on his lightning-fast motorbike. Help him reverse the fire by hitting him with his lightning-fast Batarang to stop his escape. ! Includes 2 minifigures: Batman and Catwoman. " (89 pieces)

6860 The Batcave

6860 The Batcave

"Batman and Robin are holding Poison Ivy in the Batcave. But be careful! Bane has entered the Batcave using his overpowered drill tank and he tries to rescue Poison Ivy. Help Batman and Robin put Bane back to his place behind them. Bars! Includes 5 minifigures: Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin, Poison Ivy and Bane. " (690 pieces)

6862 Superman vs Power Armor Lex

6862 Superman vs Power Armor Lex

“Superman's great nemesis Lex Luthor built a kryptonite robot and captured Wonder Woman. Can Superman avoid the debilitating power of Luthor's kryptonite gun and defeat his evil foe? Includes 3 minifigures: Superman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. " (207 pieces)

6863 Batwing Battle over Gotham City

6863 Batwing Battle over Gotham City

Hanging from a ladder under his helicopter, the Joker prepares to drop a 'poisonous laughing gas' bomb at the citizens of Gotham City. Luckily help is on the way! Batman rushes aboard his super-fast Batwing. he use the missiles to knock the Joker? Includes 3 minifigures: Batman, Joker and a henchman. " (278 pieces)

6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase

“Batman walks towards the bank in his Batmobile. He sees Double-Face and his evil henchmen escape with a huge safe! Help Batman stop Double-Face and put the safe back in its place! 5 minifigures: Batman, Double-Face, 2 henchmen and a guard. " (531 pieces)


19/11/2011 - 22:14 Lego news


In this slightly blurry photo, you see the Hulk minifigure from another angle, which was presented at San Diego Comic Con 2011.

In this picture we can clearly see the feet of the figurine which remains more of the Wampa family than that of Iron Man or Captain America ... I am not sure that despite its exceptional proportions compared to a human being, The Hulk needed this treatment.

I bought a custom Hulk minifig (Photo in this article) produced by Christo and I must admit that I prefer it to this minifigure that LEGO will soon be offering in the set 6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout.



19/11/2011 - 21:51 Lego news

Padme Amidala by Lakuda's customs

Special thanks Ezechielle for info about this Padme Amidala custom lost in a flickr gallery between some futuristic soldiers and ISA members from Killzone. By the way, if you like the LEGO Militaria, go on blog, you will be served. If you don't like it go ahead anyway it's informative ....

It is so rare to be able to admire Padme Amidala / Natalie Portman in the form of a minifigure, that we have to jump at every opportunity ... And this one is nice and very well done.

This custom resumes the very becoming outfit (From the verb seoir) of theEpisode II Attack of the Clones, and apart from the poorly chosen hair, we can not blame him much.

Note the use of a bust adornment from home BrickTW, Taiwanese specialist in custom LEGO accessories mainly relating to oriental history.