One LEGO Set To Rule Them All

LEGO The Lord Of The Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Box

LEGO has unveiled their grandest LEGO Lord Of The Rings set yet, the 28 inch tall 10237 Tower of Orthanc. Made out of 2359 pieces, the set comes with a Great Eagle, figures of Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster, as well as a 9 inch tall buildable Ent. In addition, the six story tall structure also includes a palantir that glows with the use of a LEGO light brick.

LEGO The Lord Of The Rings 10237 Tower of Orthanc Set

Slated for release this July, the set will be priced at $199.99.

Two New LEGO City Sets Unveiled


LEGO City Coast Guard Plane 60015 Two new LEGO City sets will be released this summer, in addition to the numerous sets already announced at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year. The new sets are the 60015 Coast Guard Plane (pictured above) and 60026 Town Square (pictured below). Both sets are slated to be released this August.

LEGO City Town Square 60026

Source: Brick Ultra

Iron Man 3 Movie Posters Get a LEGO Makeover

LEGO Iron Man 3 Movie Poster Teaser

LEGO has rebuilt the movie posters for Iron Man 3, in anticipation of the movies release in theaters on May 3rd, 2013. The movie, which features a $200 million budget, once again stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark.

LEGO Iron Man 3 Movie Poster Payoff

Additionally, a string of new LEGO sets based on the Iron Man 3 movie are also slated for release while LEGO stores will be offering up a promotional LEGO Iron Man polybag with a qualifying purchase.

New LEGO Legends of Chima Croc Swamp Hideout Picture Surfaces

LEGO Chima 70014 Croc Swamp HideoutA new high resolution picture of an upcoming LEGO Legends of Chima set, the 70014 Croc Swamp Hideout has materialized. Slated for a summer release, the set will include 647 pieces as well as five minifigures ( pictured from left to right); Cragger, Crominus, Crug, Leonidas and Lennox. The Legends of Chima is one of LEGO’s newest properties and is based around 11 tribes (all inspired by various animal species). The tribes live in the Land of Chima and are involved in a conflict over access to a natural resource called Chi.

Source: Brickset, Brickipedia

Skylanders: Giants Figures To Be The Latest Happy Meal Toy

McDonalds Happy Meal Skylanders Giants

A Skylanders: Giants figure will soon be a part of every Happy Meal thanks to a new Promotion at McDonald’s. Nine different characters: Jet-vac, Ignitor, Crusher, Chop Chop, Tree Rex, Spyro, Grill Grunt, Drobot, and Kaos (pictured above from left to right) will be part of the lineup of figures.  The promotion is set to begin this Friday, April the 12th, at McDonald’s Restaurants in North America. In addition, each Happy Meal will also feature a $10 coupon for a Skylanders: Giants figures starter pack.

The Skylander’s franchise is best known for featuring game play where physical toys, used with a special portal, are brought to life on-screen. But, the figures that are part of the McDonald’s promotion will not be compatible with the Skylanders: Giants video game.

Source: McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys, USA Today


Create Your Own Dream Car

Dream Car by HuziNew York based firm huzi design is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise funds for a construction system that allows anyone to build the car of their dreams. Called Dream Car, the construction system features pieces made out of natural wood that have been finished with chalkboard paint. The interchangeable car body pieces are attached to the wooden base with the use of a patented smart magnet system that in turn  allow for the creation of a variety of vehicles. The vehicles can be further customized with the use of chalk on the car bodies (the chalk can be erased with a duster) and with personalized engraving on the bottom of the car’s base piece.

Dream Car by Huzi Box

The Kickstarter campaign for Dream Car runs until April 21st. Production of the Dream Car sets is expected to begin shortly after the Kickstarter campaign has ended.