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TRON: Legacy Set from LEGO

The TRON: Legacy set from Disney has gone from LEGO Ideas to actual production and release. The set features 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure, seats, and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. The three included LEGO minifigures are Sam Flynn, Quorra, and Rinzler. And each Light Cycle measures over 6 inches long. You can pick up the set for $34.99.

LEGO Disney Minifigure Series

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The newest series of LEGO Minifigures is slated to be release on Sunday May 1st 2016. And while most LEGO Minifigures are original ideas, these are licensed characters - specifically Disney characters. The Disney Minifigure Series consists of 18 blind-bagged characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Buzz Lightyear, Alien, Mr. Incredible, Syndrome, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Ariel, Ursula, Aladdin, Genie, Alice, Cheshire Cat, Maleficent, and Stitch. (So why the Toy Story Alien and not Woody?) Each blind bag minifigure will run you $3.99.

LEGO releases The Big Bang Theory

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LEGO has finally released the LEGO Ideas project that will allow you to recreate Leonard and Sheldon’s living room from The Big Bang Theory. The set was created by two LEGO fan designers - Ellen Kooijman from Sweden and Glen Bricker from the US - and selected by LEGO Ideas members to be produced. In addition to the whole living room, the set also includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories. You get Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette. You can order the set. right now, for set for $59.99.

Two Big Gun Sets from Modern Brick Warfare

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Modern Brick Warfare has released a pair of big gun custom LEGO sets.

The 37 mm Gun M3 includes over 35 LEGO pieces. It's available to purchase for $15.00.

[It] was the first dedicated anti-tank gun fielded by United States forces in numbers. Introduced in 1940, it became the standard anti-tank gun of the U.S. infantry with its size enabling it to be pulled by a jeep. However, the continuing improvement of German tanks quickly rendered the 37 mm ineffective, and by 1943 it was being gradually replaced in the European and Mediterranean theaters by the more powerful British-developed 57mm Gun M1. In the Pacific, where the Japanese tank threat was less significant, the M3 remained in service until the end of the war.

The 3.7cm Pak 36 includes over 50 LEGO pieces. It's available to purchase for $15.00.

[It] was a German anti-tank gun that fired a 3.7 cm calibre shell. It was the main anti-tank weapon ofWehrmacht infantry units until mid-1941. It was followed in this role by the 5cm Pak 38 gun. 

 

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Modern Brick Warfare’s Two New Minifigure Sets

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Modern Brick Warfare has released a pair of new minifigure sets. The USA Marine Squad (pictured above) comes with four minifigures with custom printed tactical vests, tactical helmets, belts with pistols, weapons and accessories. It's available to purchase for $45.99. The Russian Spetsnaz Special Forces Soldiers (pictured below) come with four minifigures with tactical vests, hats and Helmets, belts and pistols, weapons and accessories. You can pick up the set for $44.99.

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LEGO – Thank You For Being a Friend

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Some folks over at LEGO Ideas want to thank you for being a friend. Users are allowed to submit their LEGO set ideas and have the community vote on them. Reaching 10,000 supporters gets your project recognized by the folks at LEGO. (This has happened with the Back to the Future DeLorean and the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1). So LEGO is ready to help you travel down the road and back again.

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So will this be the next big deal LEGO set that all of you folks longing for the days of good old 80's television will be able to purchase? It's a recreation of the Golden Girls House - the Foyer, Living Room, and Kitchen built like a TV set. It would include 5 minifigures - Dorothy, Rose, Sophia, Blanche, and Stanley. (Where's Dr. Harry Weston?) So what's the likelihood that this set gets produced? It seems like LEGO likes the 80's.

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REVIEW: MBW – WWII – Willy’s Jeep

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Modern Brick Warfare produces custom designed LEGO accessories as well as custom printing on LEGO figures and kits that use all new original LEGO blocks to create Modern Brick Warfare designed vehicles. They recently sent us one of those kits – the World War II inspired Willy’s Jeep – to check out.

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This specific kit features over 110 brand new LEGO pieces as well as instructions on how to put it all together. There are programs out there that let you digitally design a LEGO model, making it perfect to design an object such as this Jeep.

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In addition to the original LEGO pieces, there are some customs from Modern Brick Warfare. You get a .50 CAL Machine Gun with 2 ammo cans for it, a custom World War 2 American Soldier minifigure armed with a 1911 colt pistol and a M1 Garand rifle, and a custom built gas can. Other LEGO accessories include a backpack, shovel, and pickaxe.

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Having a 3 and 4 year old, I’ve had to put together a lot of LEGO sets. And I might have picked up the Ecto-1 and the Back to the Future DeLorean sets for myself. But it seems as soon as I put one together, my kids turn into destructive kaiju whose only goal is to violently destroy the fruits of my labor. Luckily, I was able to keep Willy’s Jeep away from them for long enough to take photos.

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It was a challenging build…but not impossible. The end result is a Jeep with an adjustable windshield that seats four total minifigures. You can throw two in the front and two in the back, in case you want to invite Batman, a princess, and a guy dressed as a hot dog along. And there’s even room for a spare tire in the back…since there’s always a chance of a LEGO blowout.

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If you’re unaware, there’s a large group of LEGO customizers who produce high-end customs, accessories, and kits. For example, this kit from Modern Brick Warfare includes a custom minifigure. It’s digitally printed on a new, blank figure. Then you add in the helmet and a handful of guns and you get a LEGO toy that the folks at LEGO aren’t going to produce…but you might likely want.

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So with a kit like Willy’s Jeep, you have to look at two things. The first is the custom build instructions - in this case it's Modern Brick Warfare's Jeep that’s assembled using new, original LEGO pieces. Secondly, there’s all of the custom accessories - the custom printed figure, helmet, and all of those custom weapons.

The Facts



World War II – Willy’s Jeep
Manufacturer: LEGO and Modern Brick Warfare
Designed by: Kenneth Rigdon
Material: LEGO and custom accessories
Accessories: .50 CAL Machine Gun with 2 ammo cans; 1911 colt pistol; M1 Garand rifle; Custom built gas can; Backpack; Shovel; Pickaxe
Pricing: $34.95

You can pick one up at the following:

Modern Brick Warfare: $34.95

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USAF PJ and K9 Unit Minifigures from MBW

Modern Brick Warfare has released three new minifigures. The USAF PJ Minifigure includes a custom rifle, custom flash bang, custom pilot helmet with night vision goggles, custom tactical armor mask, custom tactical body armor with custom hydration backpack, and a custom tactical belt with custom pistol. The figure is available in two different color combinations, with each figure selling for $12.00.

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Also, there's this K9 unit you can pick up to accompany your minifigures. The dog, including the body armor vest, sells for $4.00.