Friday, January 24, 2020
Building Old Bones Tomorrow
After having lots of fun at BrickFair Alabama this past weekend, we're getting back to doing some live builds! Join us tomorrow, January 25th, at 1 PM Eastern as we build 21320 Dinosaur Fossils from the LEGO Ideas theme! Because of the recent changes on YouTube disabling our chat, we'll be moving over to the BZPower Twitch channel
. We look forward to seeing you there to watch us build and enter in some giveaways!
Thursday, January 23, 2020
LEGO Wins Another Case Against Lepin
LEGO recently shared a press release about the latest legal results in their continued case against Lepin and other knockoff manufacturers in China. Go give it a read
to learn about the case and the findings. It doesn't sound like this will really have an impact on the current sets being copied, but it sets a precedent that will be helpful in the future. I hope to hear more good news on this front as the year progresses and the intellectual property debate continues!
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A Dynamic Duo Doing their Best
I love the character that people are able to evoke simply using little pieces of plastic. For example, JakTheMad recently shared Dexter and Sinister
, a pair of companions who look like they'd be at home in a steampunk desert. The first thing that jumps out at me is the face, which makes excellent use of Exo-Force arms and the mechanical spider from Nexo Knights. The scarf and jacket are both well-designed and fit the character to a tee. No themes seem to be overlooked when it comes to parts either, with Knight's Kingdom, Throwbots, and of course Bionicle all represented throughout and combining into a solid build. Go check it out for yourself and let the creator know what you think!
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
After an unforeseen cancellation last week, we'll be back tonight on the BZPower Twitch channel
playing LEGO The Lord of the Rings. Join us starting around 7:30 PM Eastern to watch us battle orcs, run from Black Riders, and maybe even fight a Balrog. I'm looking forward to getting back into it after a week off, and hopefully you are too! See you all tonight and may the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks!
Today LEGO is sharing the final details of the next LEGO Ideas set - 21321 International Space Station. The set will be releasing on February 1st, contains 864 pieces, and will retail for $70 in the US. The model is a great representation of the Earth's largest man-made satellite and looks like it will be a fun build. To learn more, read on!
Note: we had an issue with some of the images and are working on reuploading them, so please be patient if some don't work at first.
Monday, January 20, 2020
[Source: Nuju Metru]
BZPower Staff Member Nuju Metru (Aaron) is a contestant on the upcoming LEGO Masters reality show on Fox, airing February 5. Aaron is one-half of the building team "Clark Kent and Superman," partnering up with his friend Christian for the competition. We were able to talk with Aaron about his experience getting onto the show and being part of something so exciting. We stray from spoiler (and NDA) territory today, but Aaron has given us an in-depth look at what it was like to be on the show. Read on to see just what he has to say.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Name the New LEGO House Restaurant
The LEGO House in Denmark is getting a new dining experience as part of the current renovations. With that comes asking the fans for a clever and meaningful name for the restaurant. As mentioned on The Brick Fan
, it will be a modern communal setting where you share portions with everyone at your table. Anyone with a great name can email Jan Beyer on [email protected]
by January 26th, 18.00 (Danish time).
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Tesla Cybertruck Joins the 10k Club
A new project has achieved the ten thousand votes of support on LEGO Ideas. The Tesla Cybertruck
by BrickinNick captures the look of the futuristic electric pickup truck amazingly well. We wish it the best of luck during the review phase!
Friday, January 17, 2020
Recent Interviews from LEGO Masters
With LEGO Masters coming Feb 5 on Fox, all sorts of hype is being drummed up. Brickset and The Brothers Brick were able to interview show host Will Arnett (LEGO Batman) and judges Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard (LEGO set designers) when they visited the set . Check out the interview with Amy and Jamie on The Brothers Brick
, where they let the fans impress them with unique builds. Read the interview with Will on Brickset
, who loves building with his kids and is so inspired by the AFOLs' designs. And to tease a little bit, check back on BZP in a few days where we'll have another interview set up as we countdown to LEGO Masters.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Building a Better Robot Arm
LEGO recently shared a new short video for the upcoming season of the Ninjago TV show. Head over to their YouTube channel to watch Upgrade!
and learn a little bit about the new villains from the Prime Empire arc. And if you already watched the Let's Dance episode, there's a cute little tie-in. I like this slow buildup to the new episodes and look forward to more soon!
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
10k Projects New and Old
There have been a couple of updates in regards to the LEGO Ideas 10k Club recently. First, the elite group has a new member, Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane
by Disneybrick55, which recreates the set of many of the scenes from the iconic film. Then, if you want to learn more about an existing 10k Club member, It's Mason Betterly and his model The Haunted Mansion: 50th Anniversary
, which is of course another Disney-related project that you can learn more about. Check them both out!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
A Trio of Library Reads
It's been a while since we took a look at BZPower's Library to highlight some stories, so let's fix that! If longer sagas are your thing, check out Kara-Nui
by King of Kings about a new island set in the Bionicle universe where things aren't quite as they seem on the surface. For shorter fare, give Water's Will
by Aderia a read to learn about a Toa of Water who does whatever it takes to keep the people safe. Finally, for something lighter, there's Jerbraz and the Mask of Charisma
by Master Inika, a comedy that takes an interesting spin on post-reformation Spherus Magna. There's something for everyone, so get reading and then share your feedback!
- Twitch Tuesday Canceled
Due to some unforeseen occurrences, we won't be streaming on Twitch tonight. We should be back next week with some more LEGO The Lord of the Rings! See you then!
Monday, January 13, 2020
Today LEGO is announcing its latest Creator Expert set, which is the result of a partnership between the company and the Manchester United football club. 10272 Old Trafford - Manchester United is a 1:600 scale replica of the stadium the team plays in, recreated in amazing LEGO detail. The set contains 3898 pieces, will retail for $300 in the US, and will be available starting January 16th for VIP members and February 1st for everyone. To see some hi-res pictures of the set and learn more, read on!
In addition to the pictures and set info, LEGO has also shared the official press release for 10272 Old Trafford - Manchester United with BZPower. Keep reading to learn a little more about the venue, why it became a LEGO set, and what the designers thought of the process. This is certainly shaping up to be quite the 110-year anniversary for the stadium!
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Lunar New Year Sets Out Now
The newest Chinese New Year sets are out now, featuring the Lion Dance
and Chinese New Year Temple Fair
. Fans might recall last year's sets being sold just in Asian markets, only later becoming available globally. Fanfare for these new sets has been talked about for some months now, so be sure to snatch up yours soon.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
LEGO Ideas ISS Set Signing Later This Month
The LEGO Ideas International Space Station set has not been officially revealed yet, but we now have our first sneak peek. As you can see over on The Brick Fan
, a flyer that has been given out at LEGO Brand Retail stores in Germany has an image of the set along with details of a signing event. If you should find yourself in Nuremberg on January 31st, head on over to the LEGO Store between 5 PM and 8 PM to meet fan designer XCLD. The set looks like it's going to be a pretty good size and will look great displayed with many of the other space-themed models LEGO has made over the years.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Harley Davidson Live Build This Sunday
Based on your feedback, our next live build is going to be the LEGO Creator Expert set 10269 Harley Davidson Fat Boy! We're doing the stream on Sunday, January 12th instead of Saturday to give me some more time to get over a cold, so hopefully I won't be coughing too much while I build. I'm looking forward to checking out all the techniques that give the bike its interesting curves and mechanical shapes. Join us at 1 PM Eastern on the BZPower YouTube channel
as we build the set, give things away, and have a grand time!