Monday, April 30, 2012

Fastest man alive

Patrick Harrison made this really interesting MOC. On one side there is a bust of the Flash, but when you turn it around you get a scene depicting how Barry Allen got his powers.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Iron Man

Legohaulic built this Iron Man. That oversized mask looks pretty good at this scale.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Moodland

MOODSWIM recently posted a Spider-Man at what he calls Moodland scale (I blogged it here). Now he's posted Iron Man, but in making this post I realized that I bookmarked but never blogged his Batman and Wolverine figs. So here you get the whole collection.




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

See ya, sucker!

Batman is sick of the Boy Wonder in this scene by Tigmon74. BTW, I found this via the Brick of the Day Flickr group, which serves as a little instant blog, where the group admins have threads featuring their favorite MOC of the day (or week).


Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Joker's victory over the Baitman

Karf Oohlu puts Bruce in some cement shoes. I guess the Joker did get the last laugh, after all.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Holy app, Batman!

LEGO has released a new app for iPhone and iPad users, LEGO Super Hero Movie Maker. Essentially this allows you to use your phone or iPad to create stop motion movies by taking a series of photos and then stringing them together with some editing software. Sound effects, title cards and other features are included that fit in with the DC universe, though of course you could use this for any sort of stop-motion animation, LEGO or otherwise.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Red Hood transformed

One night, the Red Hood and his gang tried to rob Ace Chemicals. Batman intervened, and in the confusion the Red Hood fell into a chemical tank. His appearance permanently altered, and also in grief and anger over the death of his wife and unborn child, the Red Hood was no more, he was driven insane. The Red Hood was no more, and a new villain arose to terrorize Gotham - the Joker. Here we see versions by Si-MOCs, Lucas and R.K.Blast.





R.K.Blast also gives the variation of the story in keeping with the 1989 Tim Burton movie:



Friday, April 13, 2012

Red Hood

Way back when, Jack was a small time crook and comedian. He ran afoul of the mob, and hid his identity, committing crimes under the guise of the Red Hood. Our story continues tomorrow, but here are variations by Titolian, ShyGuyPal101 and HighonBricks.




Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lizard

For yesterday's post I realized that I never fully featured Xenomurphy's Spider-Man vs the Lizard, so I'd like to rectify that omission.



He later noted that he dismantled that scene, but used the Lizard again. I really love all of his custom stickers, both here and in the subway scene above. And his other Spidey and Superman MOCs as well, for that matter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spidey vs the Green Goblin

I know others have already posted this, but I can't skip over Mr. Xenomurphy's amazing rendition of Spider-Man versus the Green Goblin. This whole thing is full of incredible build details. Even if there was no comic-book content, just the apartment building would be an amazing MOC to ponder. Also note that explosion, perhaps the best I've ever seen in LEGO form.



His custom Green Goblin is a great creation in its own right.


I love how he tends to make comic book covers out of his MOCs.


The graffiti is a little inside nod to Frank Dillane, who was up for the role of Peter/Spidey in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie. I guess Xenomurphy is unhappy that Andrew Garfield ended up with the part.


Also, some good news, Xenomurphy promises at least one additional Spidey scene in addition to this and his previous Sandman and Lizard scenes.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hulk

If you read this blog, you're probably already aware that the new LEGO Marvel sets are now available at Lego.com, as well as a growing number of stores. So people are starting to use these in MOCs, such as Legoagogo's incredible Hulk. Don't make him angry.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na - Batman!

This is hard to describe, so just watch the video.



Okay, for those who want more, this is a form of a zoetrope, but it uses a strobe light instead of slits in a rotating wall.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Crow

Xenomurphy made this amazing image of the Crow. I guess the lighting effect here is real and not some photoshop trickery. He says this was lit from beneath - presumably the trans elements are on top of holes in the base so that light is carried up through them.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Wrap-up of official news

Okay, I have to admit that I'm way behind in this. I haven't even gone through all of the sets yet. LEGO has been releasing so much stuff about their official lines, that it's hard to keep up. It's not just that I'm constantly behind in blogging - so every day I bookmark things I want to post, but don't have time just then to post, but also I'm more interested in highlighting great MOCs that simply pushing the corporate product. But I do aspire to completely covering the field on this blog, so I'll use one post here to mention several official announcements that have come out recently (or not so recently). BTW, if you are looking for more timely updates, be sure to follow Brick Heroes, FBTB and Brickset, as those guys are much more up-to-date than I am.

Okay, let's start with the most recent. Last week LEGO released an Avengers movie poster based on the real one. News today is that they will give away 2 million of these on the opening day of the movie.



Also in the immediately new news category is the announcement of an exclusive Hulk figure. If you buy $50 of merchandise through Lego.com between May 16 and 31, you'll get this free fig. This hit the web yesterday, so at first I thought it was just another April Fools prank, but, no, it seems to be real.



Within the past month, the Marvel sets have started to roll out. They've been seen on the shelves at John Lewis, a British store, and you can order them on such sites as Walmart.com (they sold out quickly and should restock soon), Amazon (pre-order still) and Target (pre-order). You should be able to get these at a store near you in the next couple of weeks. Some people have started to get the sets, so reviews are starting to appear, such as this for the Quinjet, this for 6866, Wolverine's Chopper Showdown, this for 6868, Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout and this for 6865, Captain America's Avenging Cycle.




Aside from the set itself, the review of the Quinjet led to some other exciting news. In the packaging, we saw the characters for the yet-to-be-seen set, 6873 - Spider-Man's Doc Ock Ambush. We'll get Spider-Man, Doc-Ock, and, here's the exciting part to me - Iron Fist! That means that we're going to go further into the Marvel Universe, seeing some of the less prominent characters. Will of Brick Heroes points out that Iron Fist will be a featured character in the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, so that makes sense for the LEGO merchandising tie-in (so it's not like we'll see Black Lightning any time soon) (checks - ah, wait, he was DC - I was just grabbing for someone obscure). However, Will adds that the Ultimate Spider-Man series will also feature Nick Fury, Nova, White Tiger, Power Man, Venom and Dr. Doom. Of course Nick Fury will be in the Avengers movie, so I'm baffled he isn't already in a set (he's in that movie poster, after all), but by far the most exciting character here for me is Dr. Doom - second only to Magneto on the all-time list of Marvel baddies, IMO (btw, not just my opinion, the IGN list of top 100 comic book villains put Magneto at #1, then Joker, then Doom).




Okay, jumping over to DC, they tricked me. I thought they'd already shown the cover art for the upcoming Batman 2 video game, but this week they released the official final cover art.



Also on the video game, if you preorder, you can get an exclusive Lex Luthor fig in a powersuit.



Various other promotional art has come out for the video game as well.

On some older news, at some point in the past month LEGO put some content on their official Marvel Superheroes page. At this point it is just a big panoramic scene that you can scroll back and forth. When you click on different characters you get their statistics (Thor - really strong, but not so bright, Magneto, not as strong, but smart, etc).



The official DC Superheroes page has more content. When you first log in you get a little Batman vs Joker video. Content includes character bios, product news, and the coolest bit is the comics builder, where you can choose different characters, vehicles and settings and put them together to make your own comic adventures.





I don't think I ever posted the exclusive figs that were available at Toy Fair New York. Why oh why didn't they do Iron Man like this? It looks so much closer to the comics, and the opening faceplate feature really isn't worth it. I mean, who really cares what Tony Stark looks like?



Whew. I still have to finish up giving my own thoughts on the official sets, but otherwise I think I'm caught up with all of the news of the line.