This looks promising. Something for the fans of LEGO mashup games, and fans of Marvel comics. Marvel just announced “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” to be launched next year across different game consoles.
I love LEGOs and so do children and adults alike across the world. I just like many others have been playing with LEGO blocks my entire life but the story behind the famous blocks is still unknown to the general public. To fix this and in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the toy brand LEGO has published an animated short film that tells the story behind the blocks. Enjoy, this video is a nice one.
Now this is something you don’t see every day. Imagine life-sized LEGO forest in your backyard. Well LEGO did something like that in celebration of the brand’s “50 years in australia with an array of installations across the country, with the most recent set up in the rural town of broken hill, new south wales. residents of the outback locale were surprised to wake up to a life-size forest made up of 15 four-meter high pine trees and flower sets recreated to a 1:1 ratio of the original pieces, and then supersized to be 66 times bigger.” (designboom)
This 2,100 piece Ultimate Collector’s Series LEGO R2-D2 is something I in addition to many other Star Wars and LEGO aficionados probably consider a must have item. In my mind I am trying to find excuses to spend £150 on this beautiful LEGO droid. The attention to detail the designers have put to this particular model is somewhat crazy. Although I am pretty sure this droid will not get a “pass” at the purchase process in casa de Kuisma-Chao, I can still continue scheming on how to justify getting one of these. Perhaps Maxwell would like to help daddy build this? You know, it’s good for his creative skills and all. Video after the jump.
I’ve been fascinated with the LEGO Moleskine limited edition collaboration ever since I saw the first pictures of the notebooks. I somehow felt that I needed to get one of these books. Not just because I’m a huge LEGO fan but I have never had a Moleskine pocket book. Still I thought that perhaps I will just let it be. Since I take my notes usually with my phone or iPad, I don’t new a note book/pad. But all it took was a picture of the text inside the book and I made my first impulse purchase in a long time. “Think with your hands.”
Definitely the coolest thing I’ve seen today. As if the anticipation for the Avengers movie was not enough. LEGO is bringing us the Avengers line of toys in conjunction with the upcoming blockbuster. Being a huge fan of both Marvel and LEGO, I honestly can’t wait for the launch. Maxwell is almost old enough to play with LEGO anyways. Umm, emphasis on the word almost. Perhaps I could buy some of these toys for “safekeeping.” You can check out more details and pictures at Marvel‘s site.
Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit were some of my childhood’s favorite books. The stories took you to another world and got my “juvenile” imagination running like no other book. It was great to see these books grow into blockbuster movies and now children (and big kids) can re-live the adventures with LEGO series dedicated to the Lord of the Rings. LEGO’s site has a teaser picture up and the rumor has it the toy collections will be release next year. The timing matches the release of the Hobbit movie stated to be released next year. Another great series transferred to the LEGO realm. My guess is that we’ll see a LOTR LEGO game by 2013. Time to start shopping LEGOs for Maxwell.
It’s amazing how the modern technology combines the interactive applications and tangible products (toys, games etc.). The kids these days can combine a mobile gaming experience with toys such as LEGO to create something unique taking creativity to another level. Of course nay-Sayers and critics keep arguing that kids should not be mixed with gadgets, but I say it’s pretty awesome how the child’s playing experience can be further enhanced with an applciation that reacts to his/her LEGO creation for instance. A good example of such games is LEGO’s Life of George App in which players, “Follow George around the world as he challenges you to a series of fun building tasks. Build as fast as possible, capture your model with your iPhone/iPod camera and get scored on your building skills.” (LEGO) Pretty cool.
I remember back in the day I used to have my matchbox cars which I raced on the kitchen table, floor or cruised around this mat that had printed roads on it, you know jsut to have your own little city. Combine this with some LEGOs and damn, it was on like Donkey Kong. Back then Nintendo was a big deal, where as today’s youth is fully versed with digital goods and gadgets with many kids learning their A, B, Cs through an iPad. So what’s next for kids? Introducing Disney Cars 2 AppMates. Toy cars meet iPad.
One of my all time favorite toys has to be a Transformers action figure/truck from way back, like end of the 80′s or beginning of 90′s. The truck was awesome and transformed into a huge Optimus Prime and smaller version of him. You could also transform the set into a battle station. I mean this particular toy was just so great. Check out the pic below to know exactly what toy I mean.