LEGO is ready to milk your nostalgia for all its worth with a new LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit for adults. The kit comes with a realistic-looking NES system as well as a retro TV, and while you can’t really play this like an actual NES, it will have mechanical functions that enable you to move an 8-bit Mario across a scrolling screen.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew take a look back at some of the work done on Gladiator, Babe, and Where the Wild Things Are. Plus, listen to an impressionist do the entire first act of Hamilton with the voices of The Muppets, and see the Ultimate Collector Series version of the Star Wars LEGO Millennium Falcon build itself in a stop-motion video. Read More »
It can be hard to find enough shelf space for all the LEGO sets inspired by our favorite movies and TV shows. Thankfully, the building brick company has launched the new LEGO Art sets, which allow builders to create pop culture portraits with a mosaic art style, thanks to thousands of tiny LEGO studs.
The first wave of LEGO Art sets have been revealed, and they include portraits of characters like Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Kylo Ren from Star Wars, as well as various versions of Iron Man. For fans of higher art, you’ll also find LEGO Art sets that allow you to create colorful portraits of Marilyn Monroe inspired by Andy Warhol, as well as all four of The Beatles. Read More »
Since everyone has been spending a lot more time at home over the past few months, LEGO has definitely seen an uptick in customers looking to spend some time playing with building bricks. If you need any evidence of that, just see how easy it is to find some of the more popular, rare LEGO sets that haven’t been discontinued, but are simply sold out everywhere. Thankfully, LEGO is about to add two more exciting playsets to their line-up, and they’re inspired by a beloved holiday movie and a sitcom classic.
LEGO has officially approved their latest round of custom playsets from the LEGO Ideas community, and they include the McCallister family house from Home Alone, and the apartment from Seinfeld, the comedian’s beloved self-titled classic sitcom from NBC. Check out the LEGO Home Alone house and building brick version of Seinfeld’s apartment below. Read More »
There are so many Star Wars LEGO sets out there that it’s hard to keep track. But the building brick company isn’t slowing down because the Star Wars line is one of their most popular themes, and this year they’ve got plenty of new additions from across the spectrum of media set in a galaxy far, far away.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a new video game coming in October this year that goes through all nine chapters of the primary Star Wars saga with all the action, adventure and humor that the LEGO video games bring to the table. So LEGO is releasing a bunch of sets from across the spectrum of Star Wars that tie into the video game, including sets that will include codes for the game to unlock certain characters and ships to be used in the game. Get a look at the 2020 Star Wars LEGO sets below. Read More »
LEGO continues to churn out building brick sets that give fans something that they can proudly display on their shelves. This time they have a new set for all the animation fans out there with buildable versions of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, inspired by their classic character designs. They come with some cool buildable accessories too, including a guitar and vintage camera. Read More »
Tony Stark built an arc reactor in a cave. With a box of scraps. But he wouldn’t have been able to build this LEGO Iron Man helmet based on the armored suit he used to become a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now you can build your own Iron Man helmet from the comfort of your home thanks to the new LEGO line of building brick busts. Check it out below. Read More »
Night at the Museum may not be one of the most beloved film franchises in recent memory, but the films from director Shawn Levy are family friendly adventures featuring impressive ensemble casts and some solid comedy. That’s enough for a LEGO Master Builder to create a custom Night at the Museum LEGO set that has a chance at becoming an official playset from the building brick company, and you can help it reach the ultimate goal of being on LEGO builders’ shelves. Check it out below. Read More »
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Even though there’s a LEGO version of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry available as a massive playset, it’s unfortunately scaled to microfigures instead of the standard Harry Potter LEGO minifigures. But over the past couple years, LEGO has been releasing small chunks of Hogwarts, allowing builders to combine them into a larger set. That tradition is continuing with a new trio of Harry Potter LEGO sets bringing to life a few new areas from Hogwarts, including a secret location and a spot outside the castle. Read More »
It’s no secret that Harry Potter loved his time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at least during the times when his life wasn’t in mortal danger from Lord Voldemort and those trying to bring him back to power. During some summers, Harry Potter was fortunate enough to spend time at the Weasley house known as The Burrow, but during most of his younger years, he was miserable at Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia’s house at 4 Privet Drive. Now you can build both locations thanks to two new Harry Potter LEGO sets coming late this summer. See them below! Read More »