So You Want to Build A Mecha

Suidobashi Heavy Industry Kuratas 13 Foot Tall Mech/MechaSo you have decided that you want to build a mecha? Watched a little bit too much Gundam or Macross and just wished those darned mechanical monstrosities would come to life? If buying or building an actual mecha is not realistic feasible, why not make your own model, perhaps out of a variety of plastic construction blocks and bricks? Building a mecha (or at least a scale model) can be quite practical and as simple as you want it with construction block sets. Lets take a look at a few different construction block kits that allow you to build your own mecha model below:Read More »

Building All Night Long In New Orleans

LEGO Master Builders, along with the help of fans, will be building all night starting on September 29th and going onto 30th. Master builders and fans will be working on a 10 foot tall LEGO Lord Vampyre from the LEGO Monster Fighters theme.

The event, which is free, and is set to take place at the Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater,has a long lineup of events, including:

Saturday:

  • 12:00 PM-5:00 PM: Open brick building for Lord Vampyre model
  • 5:00 PM: Lord Vampyre assembly begins
  •  6:00 PM: Costume contest (for children up to age 14)
  • 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM: Monster-inspired Saintsations dance performances
  • 3:00-7:00 PM: LEGO Club Kids Activities      

Sunday:

  • 6:00 AM hour: Master Builder, Erik Varszegi, will place final brick

Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater, where the event will be taking place, starting September 29th, is located at 750 Decatur St., between St. Peter and St. Ann Sts. New Orleans, LA 70116.

Enter To Win a Limited Edition Mini Squishable Tree Frog!

Limited Edition Mini Squishable Tree Frog Plush

Want to win a Limited Edition Mini Squishable Tree Frog? Just comment!

The Mini Squishable Tree Frog is limited to 1000 pieces, with each featuring a hand numbered tag.

Simply post a comment below about why you think you should win the Mini Squishable Tree Frog! The comment judged to be the best wins!

Contest ends September 25th at 11:59 PM EST. This contest is sponsored in part by Squishable.

Good luck!

Update: Thanks everyone, contest has ended. Winner will be announced shortly!

Update 2: Congratulations to our winner Catie!

A Car Fit For Char

MS-186H-CA-Auris Char

At the C3 x Chara Hobby  show in Japan, villainous Mobile Suit pilot Char Aznable had his very own car on display, thanks to a mashup with Toyota. Char’s ride, a Toyota Auris, was a shade of bright red not too different from that of his own uniform, and featured all of markings that were fitting for one of Anzable’s Principalty of Zeon Mobile Suits. Will Char’s car show up in dealerships any time soon? There may be a slight possibility of it doing so, but for now, Char’s Auris will remain a concept car.

via Ami Ami Blog

Chrome LEGO Logo

Chrome LEGO Logo

Google Chrome recently turned four years old and the team behind it celebrated the occasion by building a LEGO logo of the world’s leading web browser. Measuring 5 by 5 feet and featuring more than 10,000 bricks, the logo mosaic was designed by LEGO artist and former LEGO master model designer Mariann Asanuma. 30 to 40  Chrome employees participated in the building event, which took roughly two hours, on top of the work put in by Mariann Asanuma planning the mosaic. But Google isn’t the only internet company building LEGO logos, LinkedIn has done it too.

via Model Building Secrets

Next Stop Atlantis

LEGO Atlantis Underwater Train with LEGO Atlantis Mecha

Taiwanese LEGO Fan Bearcat has managed to bring two very distinct LEGO themes, Trains and Atlantis, together in his creation. Featuring a train set in the world of Atlantis with all of its underwater trappings, the LEGO creation captures the feel of the since discontinued theme. For more pictures of Bearcat’s Atlantis inspired creation, check out the Pocky Land forum.

 

Some Newspapers Have All The Luck

Some guys newspapers have all the fun, including, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, who will start a 10 week long LEGO polybag promotion on September 15th. With a new set being made available each week, five city polybags and five friends polybags will be part of the promotion. Priced at € 1.95 each, the polybag lineup includes:

  • Week of September 15th : 30019 Fire Helicopter
  • Week of September 22nd : 30100 Andrea on the Beach
  • Week of September 29th : 30018 Police Microlight
  • Week of October 6th : 30100 Mia & Skateboard
  • Week of October 13th : 30017 Police Boat
  • Week of October 20th : 30102 Olivia & Desk
  • Week of October 27th : 30152 Mining Quad
  • Week of November 3rd : 30103 Emma & Car
  • Week of November 10th : 30010 Fire Chief
  • Week of November 17th : 30105 Stephanie & Mailbox

In addition, each polybag includes a promotional code that can be used to enter a drawing for either a trip for 4 to LEGOLAND or one of 100 LEGO sets.

via Brickset, Hothbricks, and Nopjes