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LEGO Ideas pop-up book opens door to 10 more years of fan-made sets

LEGO Ideas pop-up book opens door to 10 more years of fan-made sets

The LEGO brick set you're about to behold looks like and acts like a pop-up book. This set drops in on two classic fairy tales in a way dissimilar to every single LEGO set in the history of LEGO. This set, for lack of a better word, is completely bonkers. It not only features some awesome new LEGO mechanics, but a set of new minifigures (and a microfigure too!) This set is a LEGO Ideas set, the first one to appear at the 10-year anniversary of the LEGO Ideas program.

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5 Weird Gift Ideas: From odd to excellent

5 Weird Gift Ideas: From odd to excellent

Today we're taking a peek at a short list of some strange or otherwise offbeat gifts. These gifts can be given at any time of the year, really, and they're not necessarily aimed at any one sort of person. Today's gift list is all about approaching the person who has everything - but would still appreciate something they've never seen before. These are a few of the things I've found most awesome (and odd) in the past few weeks and months).

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LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion arrives as a limited collectible kit

LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion arrives as a limited collectible kit

LEGO has launched a new set featuring the character Bastion from Overwatch. The product is being sold exclusively by Blizzard through its online shop, where buyers can get the building kit for $25 USD. The plastic figure is fairly small when completed, the entire LEGO kit feature 182 pieces. The launch follows teasers Blizzard released in August.

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Have a look at LEGO’s take on Tracer from Overwatch

Have a look at LEGO’s take on Tracer from Overwatch

Overwatch is probably the perfect example of a video game that gained immense popularity early on and managed to hold onto it. After all, the game is such a hit that it's getting a series of LEGO sets modeled after it, and LEGO doesn't create sets for any old thing. Today, we're getting our very first look at these new Overwatch-themed LEGOs, starting with - what else? - the Tracer mini figure.

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LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine set arrives with plant-based plastic bricks

LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine set arrives with plant-based plastic bricks

LEGO has launched a new set called Vestas Wind Turbine, a Creator Expert set featuring bricks made from plant-based plastic that is sustainably sourced. The set is designed to help raise awareness about renewable energy projects, such as the wind turbine featured in the kit, as well as sustainability. As its name suggests, the new kit was made in partnership with Vestas, a sustainable energy company.

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JIMU Robot BuilderBot Series: Overdrive Kit is robotics made LEGO-easy

JIMU Robot BuilderBot Series: Overdrive Kit is robotics made LEGO-easy

Revealed today was the new JIMU Robot BuilderBots Series: Overdrive Kit. It's a box of blocks and power pieces that exist to introduce kids to STEM learning. In the box is "over 400 parts" that can potentially create two unique robots - DozerBot and DirtBot - as well as countless other unique robot oddities.

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App-Controlled Batmobile LEGO Review : One Powered Up Dark Knight

App-Controlled Batmobile LEGO Review : One Powered Up Dark Knight

The LEGO remote controlled Batmobile is an exercise in beastly looks, battery-powered rumbling motor action, and a new Batman. For some, the new Batman minifig for August of 2018 is enough incentive to own. Even without that Batman - even if this set came with a super old Batman - this set remains a pretty tight box of LEGO bricks and elements.

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Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron actually drives

Life-size LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron actually drives

This may be the coolest LEGO project ever made. LEGO as taken real LEGO Technic parts and used those parts to construct a life-size and drivable replica of the Bugatti Chiron. This is the first large-scale movable construction that was developed using over a million Technic elements and powered using LEGO Power Function platform. The replica has 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels.

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LEGO Minifigures turn 40: Here’s their original patent (and some prototypes, too)

LEGO Minifigures turn 40: Here’s their original patent (and some prototypes, too)

LEGO bricks are far older than their epitomous Minifigure friends, and today, 40 years after the first Minifigure was born, we're having a peek at the first patent. The patent comes after the first Minifigure, but it shows a sort of figure that's already evolved beyond the original release. LEGO celebrates the birth of the Minifigure in the release of the original "LEGO building figure," a terrifyingly odd creature born in 1974. It wasn't until 1978 until the form of the true Minifigure came to fruition.

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LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

The time at which Star Wars and LEGO have reached peak insanity is now. Here, in 2018, we've gotten back to the point at which the most fabled and legendary of original Star Wars LEGO sets was hatched is back. This is Star Wars: Cloud City, in LEGO form. If you're a hardcore Star Wars LEGO collector, you know the original is basically unattainable. If you're new to the game, you'll understand why this set's reboot is about to keep with the tradition of mind-boggling largeness.

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This giant LEGO Hogwarts set is a Harry Potter fan’s dream

This giant LEGO Hogwarts set is a Harry Potter fan’s dream

Today a Harry Potter LEGO set dream comes to life - and it's not a MOC, it's a real set release. This Harry Potter's Wizarding World's latest is a 6,020-piece LEGO set the likes of which have never been released before. As such, it's also going to cost you the appropriate amount of cash: A cool four hundred bucks American, good buddy.

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LEGO James Bond Aston Martin lets you live out your spy dreams

LEGO James Bond Aston Martin lets you live out your spy dreams

Ever dreamed of living like Agent 007 but didn’t have the gadget, the car, or the charm of the British spy? Don’t worry because LEGO will be letting you get at least one of those. In time for San Diego Comic-Con this week, LEGO is announcing the Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5, a faithful replica of the series’ iconic 1964 sports car. Well, as faithful as a LEGO model can be.

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