Saturday, December 28, 2013

LEGO The Hobbit Video Game Trailer

Seemingly out of nowhere, a LEGO The Hobbit video game trailer has been released. This should not only be a fun game, but a great addition to the LEGO LOTR video game.
Am I the only one that didn't see this coming? Was there a memo that I missed? Or is everyone as surprised as me?
When will the game be available, and will it include scenes from There And Back Again in the final game? Only time will tell. For now, just enjoy this little trailer.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Belated Christmas From BrickEnd

Yes, it's December 26th. Yes, officially Christmas is over. Yes, here I am a day late wishing you all a merry Christmas. During all of the festivities of yesterday I failed to post and give my seasonal greetings. But here I am today trying to make it up to you.
I hope all of you had a very great Christmas. Not only for presents, but also for spending time with family and friends. Cause when it really boils down to it, it's being together what really counts on days like yesterday. I know some of you younger kids are probably like "what?" But don't worry. You'll understand when you're older. For now, I'm glad you got your Chima Lion Temple or Ewok Village.

Merry belated Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Revealed

Remember the CUUSOO Mars Curiosity Rover set that passed 10,000 supporters awhile ago? Well the finished model has been revealed. The set is pretty similar to the original design, so I'm sure that makes Stephen Pakbaz (the original creator) happy.
We're looking at a January release date. So just hold on for another couple weeks. The set contains 295 pieces and will retail for $30.

See more here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2014 Marvel Super Heroes Images Unveiled

This isn't exactly the freshest news on earth, but the 2014 Marvel Super Heroes box art has been revealed. The only major difference from the sneak peek we saw earlier this month is the better images. But we also know that the Spiderman sets are from the Ultimate Spiderman TV show and not The Amazing Spiderman 2, and the other two sets are from the Avengers Assemble show.

Note: The prices projected for these sets are merely guesses. So far no information has been revealed concerning price points.

76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro. Minifigures: Spiderman, Electro. 70 pieces. Price: $9.99-$12.99.

Pokemon: Rapidash by Mike Nieves

Though I never was into Pokémon, and probably never will be, I know a good MOC when I see one. And that's exactly what Mike Nieves Rapidash is. Not only are some of the parts used incredibly difficult to work with, the model is very realistic looking.
I really can't decide what I like better, the flaming mane and tail, or the intricately designed neck. Oh well, I like them both.

See it on Mocpages.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rivendell by Alice Finch

This Rivendell created by Alice Finch on Flickr is the perfect MOC to look at this morning.  Obviously because The Hobbit: DoS was released last night. For those of you that haven't seen the film yet, I recommend you do. Visually stunning. Plot... let's just say it's not quite as stunning. But enough with the movie, let's talk about the MOC.
While it may not look too much like other Rivendell MOCs, or the Rivendell from the film for that matter, it's no less impressive. There is a fantastic attention to detail. From the roof designs to the water-horses. Check out a larger image and more by clicking the link below.

See it on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

LEGO Architecture Marine Bay Sands Available in Select Countries

The newest LEGO Architecture set comes completely out of nowhere. At least for me anyways. I guess there was a little image leaked of this set in October, but I never saw it. That's what I get for not having any interest in this theme.
The Marine Bay Sands is an Integrated Resort on Marine Bay in Singapore (thank you, Wikipedia). Basically it's a really expensive building that looks really cool. And LEGO decided to make a set out of it. This should be good for those of you that like the trans-blue tiles.

21021 Marine Bay Sands. 602 pieces.

As far as I know, this set isn't available in the US. But it is available in Korea. So if you live in Korea, you can buy it here.

Thanks to Brickset for the info!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2014 Marvel Sets

Thanks to an Australian consumer magazine, we have some new images of the 2014 Marvel Super Heroes sets. Three Spiderman sets, a Captain America set, and a Thor/Hulk set make up the wave. Not sure if the Spiderman sets are from The Amazing Spiderman 2 or not. The Captain America one appears to be a more cartoon version of The First Avenger, and I have no idea where the Thor one comes from.

76014 Spider-Trike vs. Electro.
76015 Doc Ock Truck Heist
76016 Spider-Helicopter Rescue
76017 Captain America vs. Hydra
76018 Hulk Lab Smash

Looks like a pretty solid wave. With some fantastic minifigures (Electro, anyone?). Expect more details soon.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

LYNX Z1 - Heavy Assault Mech & Co. by David Steeves

This is one of those mechs that you would not want to meet in an alley. Or anywhere else for that matter. Things might not go too well.
I really like the leg design on this thing. It's a little square, but still good. And the missile launchers more than make up for it.
Am I the only one that thinks of Pacific Rim when looking at this MOC?

See it on Mocpages.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Hobbit Sets Available at Shop@Home

December is here, and so are the new Hobbit sets! There are tons of great new minifigs, including Azog the white orc. Unfortunately, the sets come with some hefty price points. But if you want them bad enough, you can either pay the sum or wait for a sale.
Not only are they available at Shop@Home, but they are also at Amazon, Walmart, ToysRus, and other retailers.

Buy them here.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving/Thanksgivukkah by Dave Kaleta

It's that time of year again - the time when we all stuff ourselves with amazing food and then groan about overeating. But hey, it's worth it!
To celebrate Thanksgiving and Hannukkah, Dave Kaleta has built a wonderful little turkey. A classic Thanksgiving animal.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

See it on Mocpages.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Snow Flower by R Zangelmi

It's amazing how something so small and simple can be so perfect. Yet that's exactly what Riccardo Zangelmi's MOC is. Really quite simple, but nevertheless good.

See it on Mocpages.