Train and Scale Modelers Get Handy Multifunction App

Trying to covert the dimensions of a life sized locomotive to that of HO Scale? Why bother with a calculator or pencil and paper when there is an app to do just that! Model scenery company Woodland Scenics has developed a new app that can help convert modeling scales right on your mobile device. Intended for use by all types of hobbyists, from model railroaders to tabletop gamers, the app is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android. For more information on the app, check out Woodland Scenics official website.

LEGO Under the Sea

A School of LEGO Fish and Undersea Animals such asSting Rays.

Most large scale LEGO layouts try to model what happens on land, whether that be urban dioramas, or large scale medieval era battles, but LEGO enthusiasts in Taiwan have looked to the sea, or rather what is beneath the surface, to serve as their source of building inspiration. Featuring more than 30 different types of fish, a new brick built display highlights the diversity of underwater life. The aquatic scene is composed of more than 200 fish and is set to be on display in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei.

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The Hobbit Gets A LEGO Board Game

LEGO The Hobbit Board Game with Dice and Game Pieces - Item Number 3920

The Hobbit LEGO theme will soon bring us the iconic Bag End set and there appears to be even more in store for fans of one of Tolkien’s legendary works with the announcement of The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey board game. Taking the form of a memory game, The Hobbit LEGO board game is designed to be played by two to four players and features 364 pieces that come together to form setting fit for the world of The Hobbit. The board game is due out in September, months before the release of The Hobbit LEGO theme in December.

Source: Brickextra

Iconic Star Wars Movie Scene Gets LEGO Set

Star Wars Rancor Pit with Rancor Figure and Minifigures Luke Skywalker’s battle with the Rancor carried out for Jabba The Hutt’s viewing pleasure came to be known as one of the most iconic scenes from the Star Wars movie franchise. Now, the scene, will soon be transformed into a LEGO set featuring a rather gargantuan figure of the Rancor himself. In addition,the new Jabba’s Palace set can sit atop the Rancor Pit to really bring the scene together. Priced at $59.99, the set will be available in January, 2013.

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Bag End Set To Join LEGO Lineup

LEGO The Hobbit Bag End First Showcased at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

The upcoming The Hobbit LEGO theme just got more exciting with the debut of the Bag End set at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Coming fresh off the heels of a previous announcement that unveiled The Hobbit minifigures, Bag End showcases the tremendous potential the theme may have. Bag End, along with the rest of the LEGO The Hobbit theme, will be released on the 1st of December, followed by the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie, which comes out on the 14th.

Source: LordOfTheBrick