Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Nathan Proudlove's family wishes us all a merry Christmas, and, yes, his son is wearing Spider-Man jammies.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

And the winner is ...

A few days ago the winners were announced in the Eurobricks Batman contest, and Skrytsson won both categories with his Dark Knight and Croc's sewer entries.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

In brightest day ...

V&A Steamworks has an ongoing Cabinet of Curiosities project, where he invites other AFOLs to contribute small MOCs to a group display. NorbyZero made this great version of the Green Lantern's power ring.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cyclops

Mike Napolitan, who is normally known for his great virtual customs, found a 3-D printing service that allowed him to produce Cyclops' visor.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sets spotted


Yesterday I stopped by my local Toys R Us (in Cherry Hill, NJ, near Philadelphia) and saw that they have some of the DC sets (specifically they had the Catwoman set, the Superman/WonderWoman/LexLuthor set, and the Batman and Joker Hero Factory sets). Sets have also been found at Toys R Us stores in Georgia and California, so this seems a pretty general thing in the US. I'm not sure yet how widely spread they are in other countries. They've also now appeared on LEGO.com (including the just-announced Joker's Funhouse, but not including the first set that was revealed, the Batcave). Just in time to buy that special Christmas gift for your favorite blogger. ;)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

6862 Superman vs Power Armor Lex


It looks like one of the fine folks over at FBTB got ahold of set 6862. I'm still waiting to hear what stores this is showing up in. Anyway, check out their extensive pictures. I so want this set.
-Edit- Okay, when I posted this last night Ace had just got the pictures up on the FBTB Flickr stream, but now he's posted an extensive (and very positive) review. He also responded to me that he found this at a Toys R Us store in California. I'll swing buy a TRU here in New Jersey sometime in the next few days and will report on if these are more widely available.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holy awesome set, Batman

Here's a huge surprise (at least to me - maybe this rumor has been out there already?) - LEGO has another Batman set up their sleeves, and it's coming out in just a few days: 6857 - Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape. For me at least the image is not currently showing up on the lego.com link, but LEGO Toy Story News had sharp eyes and grabbed a copy. At US$40, this seems like an amazing deal, with figs you would have to spend quite a bit to get otherwise. I'd say that this and the Superman set are my two "must get" sets from the initial run. I take back my previous complaint about LEGO simply repeating old Batman set designs.



Here's the official description:
Help Batman™ save Robin from the villainous trio!
Rescue Robin from 3 notorious villains in a funhouse with trap-doors and moving floors in this suspenseful scene with 5 new minifigures!
Price $39.99
Help Batman™ save Robin from the villainous trio!
"The Riddler™, The Joker and his sidekick Harley Quinn are holding Robin hostage at their evil funhouse! As our hero Batman™ jumps off his cool Batcycle, can he avoid the trap door, big hammer and moving floor and rescue his crime-fighting partner? Includes 5 minifigures: Batman™, Robin, The Joker ™, The Riddler ™ and Harley Quinn.
* Includes 5 minifigures: Batman, Robin, The Joker, The Riddler and Harley Quinn
* Features Batcycle and funhouse
* Funhouse features wagon rails, crane, hammer, opening trap door and moving floor
* Lift the crane!
* Move the floor!
* Includes comic book!
* Funhouse measures over 8” (21 cm) tall and 11” (29cm) wide
* Batcycle measures over 4” (10 cm) long

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wheels of Justice

During my near-month-hiatus from blogging, I totally missed the Wheels of Justice contest over at FBTB, that challenged people to build cars for the Green Lantern and Batman. Entries are now closed, and it doesn't look like voting has started, but two of my favorites include Cole Blaq's Emerald Thunder and SPARKART's Electric BATWInG Batmobile.

Friday, December 2, 2011

And Lois is in trouble ... again

Okayaraman made a great Superman vs Braniac battle. I particularly love how he did the classic Daily Planet icon.