Can you ever have enough Brickheadz?

(No, you can’t)

When the crew of Stuck in Plastic asked us who might like to review some hot off the press LEGO Brickheadz I was quick to volunteer. Not least because my husband had suggested I can’t buy any more Brickheadz until I find a suitable way to display the ones I already have. Unsurprisingly one of the other SiP friends recommended that I look into a divorce lawyer with grounds of unreasonable behavior…

The mystery theme

I had no clue what theme these Brickheadz would be, so the parcel from LEGO HQ was hotly anticipated. Just imagine my heartbreak when the courier had delivered early one morning. While I was out walking the dog and although my neighbors had kindly taken the parcel in and then promptly left for work! 

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Hispabrick 36 in Space

It is time for a quick presser here from our good friends at Hispabrick Magazine.
They just released the latest Hispabrick 36 edition featuring our own Chris Rose on the cover making this a double joy.

But let the Hispabrick Crew explain it themselves:

This time we wanted to pay a little homage to our beloved Classic Space, so blue and grey is the prevailing colour in this issue.

Oton Ribić will explain a bit about the essentials of spacecraft design, Ahmad Sahar will teach us how to program LEGO Mindstorms RI5 with Python and with the help of the red astronaut, Mark Favreau teaches you the basics of how to take good pictures of your models.

We review the Classic Space sets that provided us with so many hours of playtime when we were little kids (or not so little) and if you are also a fan of retro videogames, you are in luck because Johan Alexanderson has combined these two hobbies and we will show you the online game he has created.

We continue to talk to and build links with the communities around the world and AFOLs from all over the world show us their creations in the Top MOC section.

And an exclusive behind the scene from Chris on how he shot the cover for Hispabrick Magazine 36 on page 61.

What better way to start your Sunday then with some fine reading.

Go grab your free copy and enjoy the coffee and Space LEGO

Guess Who’s Come To Play, Part 1

Raising The Curtain

LEGO Ideas strikes again! Today they announced the upcoming release of their latest creation. A set by fan designer Ben Alder. In this post we’ll share with you the press release text by the LEGO Group. In our next post we’ll share with you the review by Natasja. Here’s what TLG has to share with you:

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Happy Birthday, Ninjago!

Happy Birthday, Ninjago

Our good friends at the LEGO Group called upon all masters, young and old, of Spinjitzu to celebrate 10 years of LEGO® NINJAGO® with the launch of the awesome Ninjago City Gardens, some exciting collaborations, and a nostalgic look back at some of the theme’s key milestones.

We got to shoot some epic imagery for this.
And we are giving away an exclusive toy photography NINJAGO prints.

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The Machines Are Taking Over

Finally Back In Billund

The last time I went to The LEGO House was quite some time ago.
Back in March, I went to Billund to pick up my copy of the Tree of Creativity.
I had planned to return just two months later in May.
And guess what. Covid-19 made me change my plans.

Yesterday, a good six months later I finally was able to stop by the Home Of The Brick on my way further north for some holidays.
And lucky me it was.
It turned out that yesterday was only the second day of a new attraction at the store inside Ole Kirks Plads 1. A brand new Minifigure Factory. Open to the public. And yours truly.

Your reporter in the field …
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Celebrating 4 years of LEGO Pirate Photography with the Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Today is a special day.
The new LEGO Ideas set, the Pirates of Barracuda Bay, is publicly revealed.

But Sunday, I noticed it’s even more special to me.

For the past 10 days, I’ve been playing with the new Pirates of Barracuda Bay LEGO Ideas set, taking pictures for LEGO. All this in secret. This has been a very special project for me as I have a special relationship with pirates.

And today, on the day I can finally talk about it, it also appears it is the 4th anniversary of one of my favorite photos. The One that changed everything.

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Better Run… Or Get Your Camera Out

The News Is Out

Today the LEGO Group announced some great news for all fans of Jurassic Park AND for toy photographers. Whether you’re into dinosaurs or not, this set will probably be a gem if you like to spend your time taking pics of toys.

The Set

The new set to come, 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage,  will not only consist of a fantastic model of a beautiful dinosaur as the Dino will be  accompanied by a giant gate and six minifigures (three of them brand new). Additionally, the gate will be framed by a wall. If you turn this around there will be six rooms that were inspired by movie scenes. That sounds like a whole lotta fun!

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Happy Birthday, Mickey

It is raining birthday parties. Last week we had Barbie turning sixty. DUPLO turned fifty only a week or two before. And believe it or not, it only feels like yesterday when the Minifigure turned forty.
And here we are again.
The iconic mouse from Walt Disney is turning 90th this year.
Happy Birthday, Mickey!
And to celebrate this the LEGO Ideas Team released 21317 Steamboat Willie ahead of schedule (as it was only announced a few weeks ago).

Steamboat Willie

Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in a 1928 black-and-white animated short film called ‘Steamboat Willie’, which was also the first Disney film to have synchronized sound.

Moving Steampipes Ahoy …

This LEGO brick version of the S.S. Willie features steam pipes that move up and down and paddle wheels that rotate when the boat is pushed along and is a really creative and colorful build as we could explore ourselves. And a true tribute to the original movie (which you can see below)

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FFOL

Today is International Women’s Day. And we don’t have one but two posts to celebrate this. Our friends from the HispaBrick Magazine have worked hard to celebrate today with a special themed issue. An issue dedicated to this celebration around the globe. HispaBrick Magazine 032 celebrates the Female Fan of LEGO (FFOL) in many different ways.

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceForBetter. To promote this theme the HispaBrick crew have invited Regina Mateos Rodilla to write an editorial as well as an article about what being a fan of LEGO means to her.
Today’s edition also includes interviews with female builders like Sachiko Akinaga, Mariann Asanuma, Alice Finch and Jessica Farrell. Our own Karine aka Eat My Bones did an interview with toy photographers @by_a.n.n.a and @lady_brick.

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