The next generation of LEGO robotics: Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor [Review] The year 2013 feels like eons ago.
After all, a lot can happen in 7 years, and that’s how long it’s been since Mindstorms EV3 arrived on the scene. Now it’s beyond high-time for the long-awaited successor to LEGO’s premier robotics platform to hit the stage. Back in June when LEGO Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor was revealed, some people were ecstatic, but many were unimpressed with the features of the new system. In this review, we’ll take a deep dive to see if this set proves that you shouldn’t judge a bot by its cover. Robot Inventor contains 949 pieces and will be available beginning October 15 for US $359.99 | CAN $459.99 | UK £329.99.
New 2021 Star Wars lineup revealed with X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon Microfighter & more [News] The future is looking brighter all the time. The Yamaha XT550; when you love wind in your hair and dirt in your teeth. Arvo brothers bring Robocop to life with LEGO - I'd buy that for a dollar! If you haven’t heard of the Arvo Brothers before, they’re Ramon and Amador Alfaro Marcilla, a pair of Spanish builders who are known for truly amazing LEGO sculptures.
Their latest effort pays tribute to the 1987 classic, RoboCop. Standing around 2 feet tall, this towering figure is a dead-on recreation of Peter Weller’s portrayal of the titular character and is filled with intricate and screen-accurate detailing. The first thing that becomes apparent is that there’s a level of articulation built into this sculpture. The shoulders, elbow, and head can all be adjusted to create a variety of bad-ass poses.
The next thing that you notice is the spectacular part usage. RoboCop is perched on a simple brick-built display stand. RoboCop also looks great from the back. Finally, we need to talk about the great techniques in use in RoboCop’s face. LEGO BrickHeadz, Creator, & Iconic sets revealed for 2021 [News] LEGO has revealed a number of new sets today from the BrickHeadz, Creator, and Iconic lineups, ranging from buildable roses to a yellow taxi.
The sets include two kits with buildable flowers that expand on the recently announced LEGO Botanical Collection 10282 Flower Bouquet, though unlike those flagship sets these don’t bear the new 18+ adult-focused black packaging, instead wearing LEGO’s generic “Iconic” packaging. Another pair of sets brings two of the most widely recognized for-hire vehicles, with a classic yellow New York City taxi and a Tuk Tuk, a small auto rickshaw widely used throughout the world, and especially popular in India and Southeast Asia. Several BrickHeadz also join the fray, with duos of a Dog & Puppy and Cat & Kitten, along with a trio of adorable Pandas for Chinese New Year. This is the way, and this is the ship. Don't let the name fool you, this termite is mighty. The Razorcrest - chibi style [Instructions] LEGO Star Wars Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition 75243 Building Kit (1007Piece): Gateway.
Not a very "chicken" walker. LEGO 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System is a buildable NES console complete with Super Mario Bros. [News] LEGO and Nintendo have partnered to reveal 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System, a buildable NES console and a retro CRT “tube” TV that comes with a Super Mario Bro. cartridge and a scrolling level reminiscent of World 1-1.
The instant nostalgia trip is made up of 2,646 pieces and even comes with an 8-bit Mario. The NES will be sold exclusively by LEGO through the end of 2020 then expand to other retailers starting in 2021. The set will sell for US $229.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £209.99 beginning August 1st, the same day that the other new LEGO Super Mario sets become available for purchase. (Edit: LEGO originally listed the purchase price of US $199.99 online and in its press release and then updated the online price to US $299.99 and then updated it again to US $229.99. These Gauls are crazy! LEGO Star Wars 75317 The Mandalorian & the Child (Baby Yoda) BrickHeadz characters [Review] The appearance of “The Child” (immediately nicknamed Baby Yoda) at the end of the first episode of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ last November caught the whole world by surprise, including merchandise and toy licensees like LEGO, who had to scramble to produce products based on the show.
First revealed in February, right before Toy Fair in New York, where we got hands on with both LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets, preorders for the 295-piece LEGO BrickHeadz 75317 The Mandalorian & the Child immediately went on back-order from the LEGO Shop (US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99), but has begun showing up “in the wild” ahead of its August 1st release date. The packaging & special parts Like previous LEGO BrickHeadz sets that have included multiple characters, the parts for each character are packaged in their own bags — in this case, two sets of bags to separate the parts for Mando and Baby Yoda.
Airship! Airship! Airship! Yes, she knows it's a multipass. Anyway, we're in love. When you’re having a bad day, sometimes it’s nice to just sit down and watch a fun science fiction movie like The Fifth Element.
There are great characters, an engaging story, and a universe that is willing to give us flying cars. Davdup brings that love of the vehicles into LEGO form with renditions of a police cruiser and Korben Dallas’ taxi. Slightly bigger than minifgure scale, these beauties feature smooth curves, complex angles, custom stickers, and build details straight from the movie. LEGO's breakdancing robot could replace pens and paper in schools. LEGO education has introduced a new coding and robotics set called ‘spike prime’, designed to introduce middle schoolers to robotics, engineering, and coding. targeted towards children in grades 6-8, the idea is to get students hands-on with lessons, developing their confidence as well as their coding abilities – an issue LEGO education has identified as driving kids away from STEM subjects. images courtesy of LEGO the spike prime kit brings together LEGO bricks, a programmable, multi-port hub, sensors and motors, that students can get to know and understand before using to them to build various creations. instead of pointing students toward complex projects, the point is to focus on basic knowledge and practicality. the spike prime kit retails at $330 and includes 523 technic pieces which can be used to build many different creations.
‘we are seeing a challenge globally in middle school children, typically aged 11-14,’ explains esben stærk jørgensen, president of LEGO education. "Such a large bounty for such a small package." LEGO reveals new Mindstorms 51515 Robot Inventor, a 5-in-1 robotics and coding set [News] LEGO has revealed the successor to the Mindstorms EV3 as 51515 Robot Inventor, a 5-in-1 robotics and coding kit.
The set is the first addition to the Mindstorms theme in seven years since 31313 EV3 launched in 2013 which was recently labeled as “Retiring Soon” on the LEGO Store online. The new Robot Inventor includes 949 pieces which can be built and rebuilt into five models each with different capabilities and personalities. The set will be available later this year (LEGO has stated early Q4) and will retail for US $359.99 | UK £329.99 | EU €359.99. Robot Inventor includes a rechargeable Intelligent Hub first seen in SPIKE Prime (enabling Bluetooth connections, gyroscope, accelerometer, and a light matrix) as well as four medium-angular motors, an ultrasonic distance sensor, and a color sensor. Modular pinball for all [Video] This LEGO Lancia rally racer almost looks real. LEGO Technic 42111 Dom's Dodge Charger [Review] Close your eyes and imagine a LEGO set: iconic 1970s Dodge Charger R/T, packed with authentic details.
The opening hood reveals a model version of the iconic V8 engine; moving pistons, wishbone suspension, steering system, and air blower. There are even nitro bottles in the trunk. The ultimate ride with a tiny horsepower. Tiny tank has a leg up on the competition. Come quietly or there will be...trouble. So tell me, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming? LEGO goes Fast & Furious with Technic 42111 Dom's Dodge Charger [News] LEGO has revealed the Technic 42111 Dom’s Dodge Charger, a 1,077-piece set depicting the iconic car driven by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in the Fast & Furious film franchise.
The 1:13 scale model features details from its on-screen inspiration like a V8 engine, double-wishbone suspension, a wheelie bar and a few extra nitro bottles in the trunk. The set announcement comes only a mere two months after we first reported that LEGO had entered into a partnership with the Fast & Furious film franchise. Dom’s Dodge Charger will retail for US $99.99 | CAN $139.99 | UK £89.99 with pre-orders available immediately. The sets will become globally available on April 27th. 30 March 2020, Billund: Muscle car lovers and Fast & Furious fans are getting set for the ultimate thrill. But the fun doesn’t stop once the chequered flag comes down. The rules of the race. In the non-LEGO “real” world, I work in innovation, developing ideas for new products, mostly in the world of drinks. Doing work like this, you come across multiple techniques for enhancing creativity and improving idea generation.
In my experience, one of the most effective is the setting of constraints and rules around what you’re trying to do. LEGO T-47 Snowspeeder swooshes into action. LEGO® Sawtooth. By Marius Herrmann Hey fellow Horizon fans! The Thunderjaw UCS – Brick Vault. Instructions Only! The Thunderjaw the most brutal opponent to be faced in the game Horizon Zero Dawn. It's body is made of metal, but at it's core The Thunderjaw is still a beast on the inside.
BrickVault.Toys – Brick Vault. LEGO MOC-31037 The Watcher (Horizon Zero Dawn) (Other 2019) Jonas Kramm. Discover. Discover. - Global Cart. LEGO unveils two new Star Wars: The Mandalorian sets including the Razor Crest and an adorable Baby Yoda minifigure [News] LEGO has officially unveiled two new sets based on Star Wars: The Mandalorian ahead of the New York Toy Fair this weekend. The biggest set is 75292 The Razor Crest which comes with 1,023 pieces and minifigures including The Mandalorian, IG-11, Greef Karga, a Scout Trooper, and a new Baby Yoda minifigure. It’s available for preorder for US $129.99 | CAN $159.99 | UK £119.99 and will be a LEGO Store and Amazon exclusive when it releases Sept. 1. The other set is 75317 The Mandalorian & The Child, a pair of BrickHeadz coming in at 295 pieces, which was revealed last week, and is also available for preorder for US $19.99 | CAN $24.99 | UK £17.99.
It will be released Aug. 1. The fifth horseman of the Apocalypse? Your doom approaches (slowly) Meet the happy couple - LEGO BrickHeadz 40383 & 40384 - Bride and Groom [Review] The LEGO BrickHeadz line introduced a wonderful way to build yourself, your siblings, or your friends, with the 41596 BrickHeadz Go Brick Me set.
Now there’s another opportunity for depicting yourself or your chums in the brick — this time in celebration of a wedding. 40383 Bride and 40384 Groom allow you to build a happy couple to mark any upcoming nuptials. It’s a nice idea, and feels like it would make a great wedding gift for a LEGO-loving couple. But what are the sets actually like, and how many options are there for customising the figures? LEGO Speed Champions 76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO for 2020 [Review] This banana bike is quite apeeling. As an alternative, you could build this 'Stang.
Guns? Check. Rotors? Check. All systems go! LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo and 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 revealed [News] Prehistoric palaeontology pieced perfectly with plastic. Black is the new black: LEGO 1989 Batmobile 76139 [Review] More images revealed for LEGO Speed Champions 76899 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO & Urus ST-X [News]
LEGO reveals giant wooden minifigure as part of new collectible Originals product line [News] First to the flames. This Mustang is ready to run with the horses. Not much screams “American” like a big-engined, gas-guzzling, machismo-granting muscle car. LEGO Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils - assembling T. rex & Triceratops & Pteranodon, oh my! [Review] When you gotta catch 'em all, you need a Pokedex. Muscle cars look best in Bright N’ Obnoxious colors. LEGO Building Brick Pillows. A little wasteland Peterbuilt. Yes, she knows it's a multipass. Anyway, we're in love. Cruisin' with the classics. Andy Warhol’s BMW M1 Art Car. A little dirt never hurt: LEGO Technic 42099 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader [Review] Here is a simple truth: these days LEGO remains one of those few common activities that give you a rest from a smartphone.
For me and for many of our readers, building with LEGO has always been a pastime that requires no downloads, installing or updates; you open a box and the play begins. Obviously, winning over modern-day kids who love digital entertainment and touchscreens is a tough challenge for a toy manufacturer. They say if you can’t beat them, join them, but LEGO thinks differently: if you can’t beat them, build them into the play experience. Half bulldozer, half tank, half robot, and 100% awesome. Objects in picture are larger than they appear.
Life, uh, finds a way...to eat you. We came, we saw, we kicked its bricks! This Le Mans racer is alternately awesome. Build your own LEGO transforming microscope [Instructions] I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar. Where does he get those wonderful toys? The LEGO Store, obviously. Ridin' high on the Hog. The Tim Burton Batmobile, building digitally and making it a reality. The Gigahorse is a thing of automotive nightmares. LEGO 4×4 X-Treme Off-Roader. In space, no one can hear you scream, unless you are in a TIE fighter. [No Spoilers] I built a series of Moving GoT Castles with LEGO inspired by the show intro : gameofthrones. Stunning designs of the vehicles from Jurassic Park that you can now build in LEGO [Instructions] Win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with this 1968 Ford GT40 Mk1 in gorgeous Gulf livery. Leave your troubles behind with this UCS-scale version of Han Solo's Mobquet M-68 Landspeeder.
LEGO unveils Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Moon landing [News] Final images of LEGO Star Wars Boost 75253 Droid Commander set revealed [News] Tougher than crocodile skin. The massive mech of your nightmares. The Huntsman to stalk your dreams. Indian Appaloosa Scout Motorcycle. Dinosaurs Fossils Skeletons will be the next LEGO Ideas set [News]
Airship! Airship! Airship! Entire Ace squadron from Star Wars: Resistance in LEGO. A LEGO Toothless to rule them all! The Office LEGO Set. Details of LEGO Ideas Disney 21317 Steamboat Willie set including retro Mickey and Minnie Mouse [News] Customizable 10265 Ford Mustang revealed as next LEGO Creator Expert vehicle [News] LEGO ship in a bottle. The LEGO 'Surfer Van' is gnarly. Construisez des accessoires en LEGO pour votre Nintendo Switch.
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