Friday, January 29, 2016

Lego Dimensions wave 3 brings many doctors to the crossover game

The third wave of expansions for Lego Dimensions are out now, and to mark their release Lego have released a fun new trailer featuring three of the doctors now present in the mega Lego crossover game. Curiously enough all three of the series featured here first came to Lego via Ideas sets!

Continue below for further details of all the latest expansions, and another trailer!

The latest releases include a new Ghostbusters level pack, which itself includes a Peter Venkman minifigure, Ecto-1, and a ghost trap, as well as the new level content in-game. This is the first of several Ghostbusters sets for Dimensions, with Slimer and Stay Puff fun packs on the way later in the year.

There's a new DC Comics team pack, including the Joker and Harley Quinn as well as matching vehicles. These join the previous Wonder Woman and Cyberborg fun pack releases from the DC universe, which will see several other characters coming to the game later this year too.

The Doctor Who world gets populated by a Cyberman and Dalek in the latest fun pack, which builds upon the previous Doctor Who level pack.

Also subject of a previous level pack, Back to the Future returns with a Doc Brown fun pack, complete with his time train!

And finally, joining the rather numerous previous Ninjago releases in the game, there's a Sensei Wu fun pack, which also includes a white dragon (made in part using a white croissant!)

In addition to the crossover trailer above, there is also a Ghostbusters specific trailer to highlight the content of the new level pack:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Adorable Star Wars minifigures wearing ship costumes!

Behold one of the most adorable series of Star Wars MOCs ever: Minifigures wearing tiny costume versions of their ships! These delightful miniature designs were created by Nick Chen, who posted them on Flickr. I've picked out a few of my favourites below, but there are many more, representing characters and ships from most of the Star Wars films.

Lego Marvel's Avengers out this week

Oout this week is the latest Lego video game, Lego Marvel's Avengers, which draws from the Marvel cinematic universe, with levels based on the two Avengers movies, as well as Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark of the World, and the first two Captain America films.

To mark the release, there is of course a launch trailer, which creatively uses sound effects from the game to create something of a soundtrack:

For a bit more of an idea of game-play, this previous trailer is perhaps a little more useful, with a particular focus on the open world aspects of the game - New York looks rather impressive!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Christmas snowglobe set!

Those observant chaps over at Brickset have uncovered a new Christmas set, presumably coming towards the end of this year as one of the Lego Shop promo sets, a snowglobe! Featured is Father Christmas, standing in front of a little Christmas tree, enclosed within a chamber (maybe not quite a globe!), with a sprinkling of round white tiles (aka snow) ready to shake around him.

As the instructions reveal (which Hoth Bricks tracked down on Lego's servers), the base is a little draw, so you could hide a small gift in it too!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Amazing sinking Titanic build

Behold a very impressive MOC from The Brickman, the sinking Titanic. Building a minifigure-scale of the Titanic is a pretty impressive construction in itself, but this goes much further, including that startling and physics defying break in the hull, which also gives this model so much more life than it would otherwise have; capturing a second in history.

The build was in fact a joint effort, between Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman), Mitchell Kruik and Clay Mellington. It is made from something like 120,000 bricks, and took more than 250 hours to build. It also has a lighting system ready to create the last flickers of power before the Titanic disappears into the deep. You can see more images, like the detail of the break below, in The Brickman's Flickr gallery.