03/12/2011 - 14:26 Lego news

7958 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar - Mechno Chair

At the opening of the 3rd box of the Star Wars Advent Calendar, many are puzzled by the machine that comes out today ...

It is therefore a Mechno Chair seen in theEpisode I The Phantom Menace. This mechanized mobile projector displays the hologram of Darth Sidious that addresses the Viceroy Nute Gunray on Naboo.

Nothing too exciting, I just tinkered with a Darth Sidious with what I immediately had on hand (You will guess who owns the torso ...).

Attention, for the youngest, it is normal if you did not have the minifigure of the photo in this box, it is not there.

For reference, here is a capture of the relevant scene in theEpisode I..

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

02/12/2011 - 19:21 Lego news

7958 Star Wars Advent Calendar - Nute Gunray

Well, I can't resist the pleasure of posting you a snapshot of Nute Gunray's minifig from the second box of the Star Wars Advent Calendar, despite my promise yesterday ...

But as we never do like everyone else at Hoth Bricks (a little self-satisfaction does not hurt ...), I put on the left the minifig from the set of magnets 852844 released in 2010 and in which Nute Gunray was accompanied by Onaconda Farr and Chancellor Palpatine.

Even if it is not visible in the photo, there is no doubt that the minifigure of the calendar is of much better quality in terms of plastic: We can clearly see the light through the legs of that of the pack of magnets and this transparency is not as obvious on the minifigure of the calendar.

As for the screen printing, it is difficult to be affirmative, the screen printing being darker on the minifig of the magnet pack, but the various photos available on flickr of the Nute Gunray of the calendar confirm significant variations in the density of the screen printing depending on the copies.

 

02/12/2011 - 17:24 Lego news Shopping

LEGO Superheroes DC Universe @ Toys R Us USA

After the set 6864 Batmobile and the Two-Face Chase, it's the turn of the sets 6863 Batwing Battle over Gotham City, 4526 Ultrabuild Batman4527 Ultrabuild The Joker et 4528 Ultrabuild Green Lantern to be referenced on Toys R Us (USA). The advertised prices are $ 17.99 for sets 4526, 4527 and 4528 and $ 39.99 for set 6863. All these sets are advertised as not available for shipping, but paradoxically as available in store ...

By clicking on the names of the sets you can access their page at Amazon France. The file is not accessible directly from the Amazon site and no price or time limit is indicated for the moment. The entire LEGO Superheroes DC Universe range had been briefly displayed online by Amazon with an indication of upcoming availability and prices in euros and then withdrawn quickly, probably at the request of LEGO.
I was then able to add these articles to my amazon store and the files therefore remain accessible directly from this space.

 

02/12/2011 - 12:37 Lego news

Superman Action Comics N ° 1 June 1938 - MOC by levork

Exactly $ 2.161.000 ... This is the astronomical amount for which auctioned a copy in perfect condition of N ° 1 of Action comics dating from June 1938 and sold at the time for 10 cents.

Another copy of this comic had already been sold last year for around $ 1.000.000. For the record, the copy sold this Wednesday in New York was perfectly preserved because it was stuck between the pages of a magazine for many years.

These amounts are well beyond us and we will therefore be satisfied with the Levork MOC reproducing the cover of this overpriced comic created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster considered by some to be the most important in the history of comics because he was the first to develop the theme of the superhero and he was inspired by following all the production of superhero comics that we all know. 

 

01/12/2011 - 19:21 Lego news

7958 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

If you surf on flickr you have probably understood that it is December 1st and that everyone has opened their 7958 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.

Just run a search with the keyword LEGO and you will be inundated with pictures of the first gear out of box 1 of the calendar. Nothing fancy, the ship is simple, the instructions are inside the cover of the box and it's fun three minutes before moving on. 

I promise, I'm not going to put it in the blog every day, I just wanted to mark the launch of the hundreds of photos that we will be entitled to daily. Here is mine, not very good, but I am progressing slowly ....