After getting news of Sydney’s Westfield Chatswood May the Fourth Event yesterday, I have now received news of the Celebratory Goings On at Melbourne’s LEGOLAND Discovery Centre on May the FourthContinue reading
Fans are invited to kick-off celebrations for May the 4th Be With You Day 2019 at Westfield Chatswood
If you are in Sydney this year, you have the chance to be involved in a very special event over Star Wars Weekend: May 4th-5th. LEGO Star Wars Creative Director Jens Kronvold Frederikson, and Australia’s LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught will be at Westfield Chatwood to run a massive LEGO Star Wars Unboxing and Build!Continue reading
Last year, we were delighted to see a series of LEGO Sets related to the first two Harry Potter novels, with sets that were able to join together. It should come as no surprise that this year we are seeing some more sets, now from books 3 and 4. These new sets will new available from June 1st. With some imagination, you might be able to guess what next year’s sets might relate to…
I particularly love the Stag Patronis: Transparent glittery light blue! Otherwise, we will see a great range of sets, relating to scenarios we have not seen rendered in LEGO Form for many years.Continue reading
For Australian AFOLs, unless you have been diligently avoiding using the word ‘LEGO’ during your interactions with the internet, the Social Media Algorithmic robots have undoubtedly been been serving up advertisements for LEGO Masters Australia. The first episode goes to air tonight on Channel 9 and their streaming service, 9Now. Sorry about any geolocked aspects in the rest of the world. I’m sure if you are passionate about such things, Life Will Find A Way!Continue reading
Avengers: Endgame is upon us. But before seeing it, I thought I should have a look at Captain Marvel, the second last film in this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I saw the film a month or so ago, and was excited to build the set, featuring several of the main characters and a quadjet [Think of it as the precursor to the quinjets we subsequently see in the Avengers films].
I’m not going to focus on this set in a traditional review, but rather look at the techniques that the designers have used to get LEGO studs pointing in directions other than up. We often refer to this style of building as SNOT (Studs not on top).Continue reading
Yesterday, the LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group announced that they are underway with a pilot program to develop LEGO® Bricks designed to help teach visually impaired children the Braille Alphabet.
Developed in the 1820s by Louis Braille, the Braille alphabet translates the Latin Alphabet into an arrangement of raised dots. With these being arranged in a 2×3 array, this makes them ideal for translating into the surface of LEGO Bricks, with a printed translation of the dot arrangement to aid the sighted who are working with those using these bricks.Continue reading
Following feedback from the LEGO Fan Community, particularly on the topic of regional exclusive sets, the LEGO Group released the following statement via the Ambassador’s network last night…Continue reading
In which I look to see how colours other than the six expected by the Boost colour sensor are detected, using the Powered Up app. What I found was…unexpected.Continue reading
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY May 1999: Episode I, the Phantom Menace is released. After a long wait, there has been quite a lot of hype. I first saw Return of the Jedi when I was 13. I am now 30. Well, when I say it had been a long wait, we had been granted some interim amusement in the form of ‘Spot the Difference’ as we watched the Special editions. Adding new material and music, we kept some of the great ‘head bashing into wall’ bloopers from the original, but they took out some of my favourite tunes. Whatever happened to the great ‘Jub-Jub’ chorus at the end of what felt like it could afford to be considered The Final Film (Now we just call it Episode VI)? What happened to Sy Snootles great puppet performance at Jabba’s Palace? But despite all this, the time had come to sit back, relax, and see how the story panned out. Or at least started…Continue reading
In which I try to come to terms with the fact that I didn’t attempt to buy Every Star Wars Set Ever, despite a childhood obsession, and come to realise that reissues of sets are useful as elements and building pieces evolve.
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY. If you have read any of my posts about the 20th Anniversary of LEGO® Star Wars, it would become apparent that Star Wars played an important role in my childhood. There was something enchanting, in a fairy tale sort of way, about the way in which the characters moved through the story. I read the novel (Ghost written by Alan Dean Foster) several times before I turned 10. I had a couple of action figures. Some follow me today. My brother and I saved up lots and lots of pocket money, to be able to afford the Kenner’s Landspeeder, with amazing floating action, when it finally became available at our local toy shop in 1978. I had a book mark left in a friend’s copy of ‘Splinter of the Mind’s Eye’, and when our family went to visit theirs, I would read another twenty of so pages. In 1983 I finally finished reading it.Continue reading