Even before their hit movies, if you said the names “Iron Man,” “Thor” or “Captain America” to your mom, she probably knew what they looked like. They’re just recognizable, iconic characters with roots firmly planted in popular culture. Now try the same thing with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Spoiler alert: it won’t work.
Though comic book fans are very familiar with the ragtag superhero team, most people have no idea who they are, which is the biggest issue facing Marvel with the August release. How can they make the public aware these are Marvel Cinematic Universe characters on par with those other iconic superheroes?
One way is to first reveal their toys. Toys are a perfect way to show parents, “These are things we want your kids to care about.” So on Thursday, we saw the Hasbro figures and now the first Lego set has been revealed. It features our first look at the Guardians’ ship, the Milano, and a scene from the film called “The Milano Spaceship Rescue.” Check out the images below. Read More »
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This Lego Cuusoo thing really works. Back to the Future and Ghostbusters are just two of the major properties builders created and uploaded to the site, only to be endorsed by fans, put in front of the Lego review board, approved and made available to the public. Now there’s another super cool set we want to alert people to, hoping it might get pushed through.
It’s a detaile, beautiful build of Professor X’s mansion from the world of X-Men. A slick building on the one side, you flip it around to reveal various rooms devoted to all kinds of mutants like Cyclops, Beast and others. See more images below. Read More »
Lego is going to make the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters for the film’s 30th anniversary.
The project was part of the Lego Cuusoo program last year, and we urged you to vote for it on this site. Well, it worked. The set got the 10,000 votes it needed, and Lego just approved the project over some other impressive sets. The Ecto-1 will be in stores later this year. Watch the announcement video below and look at some of the original images. Read More »
Maybe it’s just personal nostalgia but Lego seems to be getting cooler by the day. Their Cuusoo program is bringing fresh new properties to the platform and almost every set they create feels more impressive than the next one. They’re also adding new brands to their roster and one of the latest is The Simpsons. A slew of sets based on the hit show are on the way and now the first images of the first set, the Simpson House, have come online. Check it out below.
UPDATE – We’ve updated the post with some official images and information about the set including cost and release date. Read More »
There’s been many a fan-made LEGO Wall-E, but none created by one of the people who worked on the film. Angus MacLane has been working for Pixar for years — he’s credited as animator on many of the company’s films, going back to Geri’s Game and A Bug’s Life. He directed recent short works such as Small Fry and the great Toy Story of Terror! special. And he’s a LEGO enthusiast, who has submitted his own Wall-E design for review through LEGO Cuusoo.
(For those unfamiliar with the LEGO Cuusoo process, designers can submit plans and models for potential LEGO sets, and those scoring 10,000 votes are reviewed quarterly by the company, with the potential for one to be picked to market as an actual product. That’s how the Back to the Future DeLorean came to be on shelves.)
Check out MacLane’s design below, with a link to his Cuusoo page to vote. Read More »
On the list of recent properties you never thought you’d see recreated in Lego, Pacific Rim has to be on the list. Sure it has its devoted followers but the whole essence of the movie is scale and age. The kaiju are organic, dark and reptilian while the jaegers are beat up, rounded-off and well-articulated. None of those are characteristics Lego produces well. But, one talented fan has recreated a Kaiju attack in Lego and, as you can see above, it’s awesome. See more images below. Read More »
Purchasing the Back to the Future Delorean Lego earlier this month made me feel 12 years old again. All of a sudden, I want to buy all these Legos. It’s not a good thing. Especially when Lego is more than happy to release an increasing number of awesome sets.
On the official front, the company recently announced that 2014 will bring a special set based on the hit TV show, The Simpsons. On the unofficial front, two very cool projects are up for consideration on Lego Cuusoo: the Hill Valley Courthouse from Back to the Future and the gate to Jurassic Park. See some images below. Read More »
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You’ve probably already seen the first trailer for Peter Jackson‘s upcoming film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It came out two months ago which, not coincidentally, is how long the Brotherhood Workshop has been working on a Lego version.
The amount of work that went into this recreation is almost unthinkable. The building, the customization, the stop motion. In fact, the trailer is so good I’m kind of upset we’ll see a live action version of the movie instead of a Lego one. Check out the trailer below. Read More »