Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

MOC by Noved1. I guess they hid a couple of familiar characters in a shop they displayed - one relevant to the day, the other relevant to this blog. I hope everyone found lots of LEGO under their tree this morning.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holy pastries, Batman

A couple of years ago, Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes was commissioned by Warner Brothers to create this great cake for the launch party for LEGO Batman, the videogame. Yes, everything is edible.



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Set 1374 - Green Goblin

Another of the first run of Spider-Man sets was 1374, the Green Goblin. As with 1376, this set was organized as a subtheme of Studios, rather than a separate them. One interesting result of this is that the Green Goblin/Norm Osborne face was not really patterned after Willem Dafoe, but was rather the same actor who had appeared in earlier Studios sets. The Green Goblin fig is nice, though they improved it in the subsequent series by painting the mask. Sometimes the mask doesn't stay on my fig all that well. The torso is double sided and fairly versatile - one side could be some sort of green monster, and the other side (if you flip the arms and switch out the hands) could easily be a green formal shirt. Patterns on the legs and the back of the head further highlight the attention to detail on this fig. The Mary Jane Watson fig is another really nice character. Again the head and hair repeat an actress from earlier Studios sets. I really like the wisps of hair detail, and the double sided face lets you switch from damsel in distress to woman in control. As to the glider, it was a pretty disappointing build - pretty flimsy and the pearl gray pieces were made of a cheaper feeling plastic. Who cares, though? Let's face it, you were paying $7 for two key figures, which was a lot better than paying $24 essentially for the Spider-Man fig in set 1374.



You can see the inventory on Peeron, the instructions on LEGO.com or buy a copy on BrickLink.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hulk ... no ... Atom Smash

Meet Atom Smasher, a member of the Justice Society of America and later of the Justice League, known for his great strength and ability to grow to great size, here built by Graznador2.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I am Iron Man

MooseBot came up with this great design he called midifigs. His tiny characters are immediately recognizable, such as Iron Man.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010