When i first heard about this model i knew i had to get it, becouse, well, it happens that i live in Venice and it's not an everyday thing that Lego releases an architecture set of your city! Seeing the Saint Mark lion printed on a brick gave me a really funny feeling!
So, it's finally here. Announced on the 50th Anniversary of the classic 60's show it's LEGO™'s Batman™ Classic TV Series - Batcave.
Let's start with the packaging, and it's a camp and fun affair, like the series itself. It's clearly not taking itself too seriously.
This article is a reverse engineering of a certain mold change of part Slope 2 x 1 with 2/3 Cutout.
The idea for this article came to me when recently I was browsing through my inventory on Rebrickable and noticed that there are two part numbers (aka design IDs) assigned with the aforementioned slope:
The first round of the Top MOC Competition is over: Round 1 - December/January Final Rankings!
Congratulations to Jason Allemann for his entry: MOC-3955 - Sisyphus Kinetic Sculpture (Core). This amazing MOC shows the underlying mechanism for his complete sculpture shown in the video below. For a seemingly simple device, the movements of the mythological figure are eerily realistic.
The Portal 2 Level Pack is an expansion to the LEGO Dimensions game. It's one of four such level expansion packs available at this time.
The box contains just 2 plastic bags and the building instructions which only show the single minifig. So about one page out of 14 is used, with the rest covered in adverts for the other expansion packs. The building instructions for the Companion Cube and Sentry Turret are accessed from within the LEGO Dimensions game itself. The full inventory can be seen here.
Doctor Who is the latest from the LEGO Ideas line of sets. The original submission was in Feb 2014 and included some variations and alternate possible Doctors. The final design chose to include two Doctors (but only one companion), and was pretty faithful to the original idea. It includes the detachable Tardis and interior control console.
Rebrickable has been running for four years now, with 2015 seeing plenty of growth.
The below chart shows the daily page views for the last 4 years. This last week has seen a big surge in users which I hope continues into 2016!
LEGO Dimensions is a console game with physical LEGO parts. There was a big marketing campaign around it, given it's tie-ins with lots of other franchises including Back To The Future, Portal, The Simpsons, Lord of The Rings, Jurassic World and many more. 71173 is the XBox 360 Starter Pack, there is an equivalent starter pack for a number of other games consoles.
I’m very excited to announce the release of my first mobile app – the Rebrickable LEGO Shopper.
So since we are approaching Christmas, let's get in the mood with the review of this year Winter Village, Advanced Model set: 10249: Toy Shop. This is part of a tradition of yearly seasonal cute winter village buildings dating back to 2009, including such gems as the 10235: Winter Village Market and last year wonderful 10245: Santa's Workshop. But as many of you already know, this set kind of break the tradition, as it is not a brand new model but instead a re-release of the first one of the series, 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop. Have we entered a loop of re-releases of winter sets? Or was it just a lazy year for Lego? Only time will tell, but surely many Lego enthusiasts expecting a new set were not pleased by this turn of events.