Here’s the 2nd issue of our new column, “LEGO Picks of the Month” (here’s the first issue of “LEGO Picks of the Month” in case you are interested).
Some of the most interesting LEGO news we have featured in our Facebook page this month include a 500,000 brick Star Wars Death Star, a stunning LEGO MOC (My Own Creation) of the Arkham Asylum (one that fans of Batman will not want to miss out), a full-time job doing nothing but playing with LEGOs (Woohoo!), a LEGO mad couple who spent £15,000 (which is approximately US$21,620.77) on building LEGO Star Wars models, and much more!
Find links to read these top news in full, along with all the other interesting news about LEGO from around the world below…
1. Wanted: LEGO model builder for possibly the most desirable job on the planet
Image Source: Mirror.co.uk
Are you interested in applying for this job? 🙂
2. Cool stuff: LEGO Arkham Asylum locks up Batman’s enemies
Image Source: SlashFilm.com
Fans of Batman will not want to miss out this fantastically-built LEGO Arkham Asylum, which took more than 3 months and 18,000 LEGO pieces to build.
Check out images of this LEGO MOC, along with a video of it below…
3. LEGO mad couple blow £15,000 on building Star Wars models
Image Source: Express.co.uk
Will you spend this amount of money (£15,000 is approximately US$21,620.77) on LEGO to build Star Wars models?
A LEGO mad couple did exactly just that!
4. Witness the firepower of this 500,000-brick LEGO Death Star
Image Source: ComicBookResources.com
LEGOLAND Windsor recently unveiled one of the biggest models ever created for the U.K. theme park: a 500,000 brick Star Wars Death Star that measures 2.4 meters wide by 3 meters high and weighing more than 1,895 pounds.
You can check out the real thing when LEGOLAND Windsor opens for the season on March 11. Meanwhile, you can watch a time-lapse video of the installation below…
5. Vancouver man creates awesome LEGO replicas of local landmarks
Image Source: GlobalNews.ca
Check out these remarkable replicas (done by Johnathon Vaughn, a fellow AFOL) of some of Vancouver’s most recognizable landmarks… All of which were created using LEGO…
6. LEGO reveals full 2016 line-up at New York Toy Fair
Image Source: Forbes.com
LEGO have revealed new sets (in the Star Wars, City, Mixels, Minecraft, Ninjago, Angry Birds, Marvel and DC Superheroes, as well as in the Nexo Knights series) which will be made available in the coming months…
Find out what these sets are (along with set images) in the post by Forbes below…
7. Redesigning Star Wars’ coolest vehicles (using LEGO)
Image Source: Kotaku.com
Fellow LEGO Star Wars fanatics have expressed their creativity and re-designed some of Star Wars’ iconic vehicles – making them look either more contemporary, or just cooler.
Browse through the designs below and share with us your thoughts…
8. 8 of the best LEGO Star Wars fan creations
Image Source: SlashGear.com
In the post below, you’ll find 8 of the best Star Wars MOCs created by fellow LEGO enthusiasts…
9. Taiwanese LEGO fan uses 15,000 bricks to build 4 1/2-foot long S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier
Image Source: Brothers-Brick.com
LEGO MOC: Check out this Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier by fellow LEGO enthusiasts Zio Chao, Dada, Kimura, Kuan-Wei, Stephanie, Tiger, and Will from Taiwan that’s twice as big as compared to LEGO’s official set (76042).
To be exact, this set measures 140cm x 80cm (compared to LEGO’s set which measures just 80cm x 45cm) and it was constructed using approximately 15,000 bricks…
10. In pictures: Matt uses LEGO sets to build Star Wars empire at his Walsall home
Image Source: ExpressAndStar.com
How many of you here have your very own LEGO Star Wars empire at home? Matt Hook from Pelsall, UK, has exactly just that!
Check out images of his collection below…
11. LEGO recipes that’ll satisfy all your nerdy needs
Image Source: HuffingtonPost.com
If you’re wondering what you can do with your family over the weekends, how about giving these LEGO recipes a try out?
12. It took 26 hours to build a custom LEGO At-At that’s six times larger than the official model
Image Source: Gizmodo.com
Check out this custom built AT-AT by the folks at YouTube’s BrickVault.
What’s interesting to note about this brilliant masterpiece is that, it is 6 times larger than the official model produced by LEGO!
13. Minimal photo series transforms your everyday items into LEGO
Image Source: Mashable.com
Photographer and graphic designer Michal Kulesza, based out of Bialystok, Poland, takes common objects — from bread and butter to his electric razor — and juxtaposes pieces of LEGO into everyday life.
Check out photos of his simple, yet eye-catchy LEGO photography below…
14. Here’s how LEGO is giving science a boost
Image Source: Fortune.com
If you’re not letting your child play with LEGOs yet, now’s the best time to start…
15. LEGO gaming PC runs much cooler than it looks
Image Source: Kotaku.com
Check out this gaming PC that’s being constructed using around 2,280 LEGO pieces…