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Third 2016 LEGO Ideas review results!

So we now have long awaited third 2016 lego ideas review results!

Here is list of competing projects and results:

A big congratulations to JakeSadovich77 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

As an avid LEGO builder, Jacob Sadovich was inspired to create his LEGO Ship in a Bottle, The Flaship Leviathan, following a real-life ship in a bottle that he had built just a few years ago.

There was also one more project selected to be made Lego Ideas set:

Voltron – Defender of the Universe

A big congratulations to len_d69 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

Leandro’s passion for Voltron started at a very young age when his parents bought him a Voltron toy. From that moment on Leandro was hooked. Building with LEGO bricks allowed Leandro to celebrate his passion for Voltron – Defender of the Universe even more.

And next time one of the following sets will be made official LEGO Set.

What do YOU think it will be?

First LEGO Store opens in Poland

6.08.2016 First LEGO Store opened in Poland. Store is located in the middle of one of Warsaw’s shopping mall – Galeria-Mokotów.  Opening the shop was celebrated by a huge event where kids, as well as adults are building enormous 3d map of Poland. The event was organized by LEGO Poland with cooperation with polish AFOLs, and the map was designed by Zbudujmy.to’s member – SZWW.

After opening there was huge queue, which was a few hours of waiting long. What draw so many people was probably rare opportunity to get 40145 exclusive that you can only aquire during LEGO Store openings. To get it you had to spent 600 pln (about 150 euro), but if you just bought anything you could spin a wheel of fortune and win some goodies.

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

Prices in the shop are exactly the same as in catalogue, or shop.lego.com, however because the shop is not owned by Lego Brick Retail, but is frenchised, we do not have VIP program here as of now. There is a pick-a-brick wall, where small cup cost 50pln (about 12 euro), and big one 90pln (about 22 euro). This is more than in the western Europe, but it really depends of the currency exchange rates. I do not know if that will be common practice, but during opening there were no problems with packing the cups really tight. We also heard that store menager is open to suggestions for new parts.

LEGO Store oppening - Warsaw/POLAND

There is also make a minifig stand. 3 minifigs cost 45pln (11 euro), pretty steppy, especially considering that the element selection was not very broad.

The staff is very nice and professional and despite huge amount of customers bothering them all the time they kept smiling and level of service was at the same high standards as in the western LBR stores.

There was wide assortment of lego sets, including exclusives and lego ideas sets, but due huge demands those were cleared from the shelves pretty early. Looking through sales perspective, opening was real success.

Opening of the shop has also made a lot of people around here really happy. Having brick wall around is something we have been waiting for. And if there was first Lego Shop open around, that means there will be more 🙂

Building map of Poland

Next to the shop there is an event spanning for 4 weekends of August, where public takes part in building 3d map of Poland. After the map will be built, it will be populated by brick creations.

The event was designed by Zbudujmy.to’s SZWW, and entire LUG was involved in making models of key landmarks of Poland so the map would not start totally empty. I will present those landmarks with more detail in another article.

Except building the map kids could just build with thousands LEGO bricks, and there was also area for smaller kids to play with Duplo

Except those attractions there were also models from Stefa Dorosłych Fanów LEGO (adult LEGO fans zone) including my Palace of Culture and Science. It was really nice to look at people getting amazed by the build. Surprisingly what was getting the most attention were the microscale cars parked around the building.

There were 2 other models presented, Warsaw’s King’s Castle by Nexus7 and Biskupin by BHs. Gdansk’s Port Crane got broken during transport and it was not rebuilt on time. There is a chance it will be rebuilt soon and will join the event next week.

We will be watching the building process of the map and will post another article with more details and photos, once the map will get finished, so stay tuned, and better yet subscribe!

 

71040 Disney Castle

Marcos Bessa presenting Disney’s Cindirella Castle set 71040. It has many Disney references scatered across the place. Here are some details:

  • Five minifigures: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Tinker Bell
  • 4,080 pieces
  • USD $349.99
  • Available direct from shop.LEGO.com on September 1, 2016.
  • Castle is 74 cm (29″) high, 44cm  17″cm) wide, and 31cm (12″) deep.

If i got that set i wouldn’t put it out of display anytime soon, it looks georgous!

Certified LEGO Store opens in POLAND

Certified LEGO Store in POLAND

If you walk in Galeria Mokotów shopping center in Warsaw, Poland you can stumble upon a view depicted in a photo above. Yes! Certified LEGO Store opens in Poland soon.

Fans are already getting excited, especially about Pick a Brick wall, but judging form experiences form other countries deals and level of service can vary greatly from what people are used to in genuine Lego Brand Retail stores. How will it look here? We don’t know yet, but we are full of hopes and will definitely write an report form opening, so stay tuned and subscribe.

Whereabouts:

Galeria Mokotów
ul. Wołoska 12
02-675 Warszawa/ Polska

Photo by Piotr Machalski aka Stelario

BuWizz – replacement for PF remote controll?

Sariel has published his test of an early version of BuWizz. BuWizz is not the first system to replace LEGO PF ir remote control with a bluetooth solution, that allows you to control your creations from your phone. But unlike S-Brick that was getting popular recently, it also packs extremely efficient battery into one box.

So in a 4x8x3 studs box, size of Power Fucnction Rechargable Battery Box  we get a more efficient battery, and 4 power connectors, that are equivalent of 2 IR towers, or one SBrick. That is a lot of saved space, especially if you try to build something compact.

According to Paweł, it is very responsive, and extremely accurate. There is also a high voltage mode, where battery is able to output a little bit higher voltage than PF standards, resulting in more speed and power of the motors.  But remember, you are using it on your own risk, as it can influence your PF Motors lifespan.

To recharge the battery, you use microusb port, which makes it easy to refill the power on the go with any power bank.

BuWizz has a kickstarter campaign running now, where you can get it at $89 as an early bird, or $119 as regular supporter. You can of course pledge more if you wish for it to became reality.

LEGO Movie 2 premiere pushed back to 2019

Lego Movie 2
Lego Movie 2

LEGO Movie directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, was an unspoken success (earned $469 million worldwide), no wonder Sequel was planned to by released in 2017. That date was then moved to May, 2018, and it was recently moved again to 8th of February 2019. Rob Schreb, writer, comedian and tv director/producer will debut as a movie director

With so much pushing that date does not seem final. There are other LEGO movies that are being produced right now. So while we wait for LEGO Movie sequel, we will be able to see The LEGO Batman Movie in 2017, The LEGO Ninjago Movie also in 2017 and The Billion Brick Race gods know when.

Which of those movies are you most looking for?

Source:

Warner Bros Pushes ‘Lego Movie 2’ Release To 2019

Year 2 Lego Dimensions sets announced

Although Lego Dimensions is a cool game, it is not played by many AFOLs, however expansions to the game are very popular because of their unique figures.  Here are some images of the upcoming sets: Continue reading Year 2 Lego Dimensions sets announced