Friday, March 22nd, 2013
For the second time in it’s development process, The creators of “The LEGO Movie” (due out next year) are giving LEGO fans the world over the chance to participate, and have their creation become a part of the movie. The rules are fairly straight forward, build a LEGO scene, and then have your mini-fig destroy some element in the science to create a new creation to help fight the bad guys, all captured on film.
For more detailed rules and requirements, check out the full write up on Rebrick
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
the story of basically a young man who doesn’t have a creative bone in his body and [he] has to always build things from the instructions, he’s an ‘instructions worker’. In the LEGO city, they build buildings, and it turns out in this universe it’s illegal to build apart from the instructions. So what he finds out is that he’s actually [a] descendant from these like super creative Jedi-type people who are called ‘Master Builders’ and he has been charged with saving the universe from being frozen together by an evil bad guy, so over the course of the movie he has to unlearn all of that lame-o, uncreative stuff and learn how to build without all of the instructions in order to save the universe.
Accordingly the Press release identifies our Master Builder as:
Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.
And that’s all well and good, But it gets even better: the film’s directors have put together a Vehicle Design Contest, and are asking for you to build a LEGO vehicle for the film, The winner, gets $1000 and will have their vehicle appear in the movie. Now that’s cool. you creation on the big screen.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
I’ve had mixed feelings over the years about Toy’s R Us. yes, sometimes if you wnat a set now, they are your only option. but most of the time they’re just the same sets you can get anywhere else, but cost you 10% more. so it is with some trepidation that I pass on the news about this year’s Bricktober giveaways, and events.
These are the first clue that LEGO has stepped up it’s game this year. I don’t recall any events from past years so this is something new, and depending on who’s at your local TRU, they may even prove worth while. The other bright spot in the tunnel this year are the giveways:
Yes, as part of this year’s promotions, TRU will be giving away a different set of 5 vintage mini-figs with a qualifying purchase each week during October. No word yet on what sets are available what weeks, or what constitutes a qualifying purchase. But no matter what it is. It has to be better than the Specially printed duplo Briocks from a couple of years back, so expect the qualifying purchase to cost more.
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
ULUG is proud once again to display at the Utah County Fair. This year’s display will feature displays both old and new in many popular themes. Themes being represented will include City, Train, Pirates, Egypt, Oz and Space. So weather you’ve never seen ULUG’s Lego display or never missed a show yet, come out, your kids will love it. you’ll love it to as you marvel and they marvel at what you can make out of LEGO.
Utah County Fair is held August 15th through the 18th at the Spanish Fork Fair Grounds.(475 S. Main St, Spanish Fork Utah) has Free Parking and Admission.
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
This post will have 3 parts: History of the Rebrick website, information about the Lego Inside tour and set, and finally about he build challenge.
The ReBrick was officially launched to the public on December 15th of 2011 by the LEGO group with the intent that it would become a new centralized portal for LEGO fans to share their creations. Unlike other LEGO brand websites, the Rebrick website has some slight different rules:
For Example, the site is not moderated according to normal LEGO standards for official Lego products, and is actually moderated by the users, and while the site is run by LEGO, the branding is small and at the bottom of the page. As such the site has a communal feel similar to that of other fan sites.
Lego Inside Tour
Happens 3 times a year in Billiand Denmark, accommodates 25 people per tour and costs 12,000 DKK or approximately 2,000 US per person. so it’s not in mos t people budgets, especially if your taking a group with you. As part of the tour, a special Inside Tour set that changes every year. Until now the only ways to get this set were to go on the Inside Tour, or buy one from someone who had gone on the tour.
Note: click here for more information on the LEGO Inside Tour.
The Building challenge.
with all that out of the way here’s the deal: ReBrick is sponsoring a contest for you or anyone for that matter to build an octopus related MOC, at the end of the contest period, the MOC with the most likes on the site will win the Piper Airplane set. There are also some other great prizes for second and 3rd place winners. So even if ou don’t think you’ve got a chance, for your chance at what is essentially a $2,000 set you owe it to yourself to enter the contest.