How Gunpla Are Made

A new video from Bandai showcases the process that goes into making a Gunpla kit. It is fascinating to see the level of craftsmanship that goes into the development of each and every Gunpla model, starting with perfecting the mould all the way to the high-tech injection moulding process. Gunpla production takes place at Bandai’s Shizuoka […]

Plastic Bottle Gunpla

Plastic Bottle Gundam

While Gundam model kits are known to be made out of plastic, namely polystyrene, a sake shop owner in Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan decided to build his very own gunpla out of plastic bottles. Standing nearly 10 feet tall, the Pet Bottle Gundam as it is known (plastics bottles are often made out of a plastic called PET), faithfully replicates the form of the iconic RX-78-2 Mobile Suit. So next time you find yourself in Shimotsuke, about 60 miles outside of Tokyo, drop by Kashiwazaki Sakadana and take a few pictures with the P.B. Gundam.

Via Rocket News 24

Box Images for Summer 2015 LEGO Elves Sets

LEGO Elves Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle

Box art for two new LEGO Elves sets have been revealed. Both sets , Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh (pictured below) and Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle (pictured above), are slated to be released in August, 2015. While the box images for both sets previously surfaced in March along with the LEGO Elves official trailer , the new images are of much higher quality and serve to display the strong fantasy element of the theme.


LEGO Elves  Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh

via The Brick Fan

Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Set

LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Mini Build Set

A LEGO Tatooine Mini-build set will be made available exclusively at the upcoming 2015 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. The Tatooine Mini-build set will feature non-minifgure scale buildings and characters from the iconic planet from the Star Wars franchises and a minfigure of C-3PO. The set features mini-models of the Landspeeder and a Sandcrawler. Also featured is the home of Luke Skywalker’s Aunt and Uncle. Expect to see more details about this exclusive LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Mini-build set as the Star Wars celebration event date apporaches.

via Toys N Bricks