It is no secret that the LEGO group offers the opportunity to it’s fans to see inside the factory in Billund at a special LEGO inside Tour, but at a cost of about US $2,600, and only 75 available slots, it is unlikely that most of us will ever get to go.
But Fear not, The National Geographic Channel has done an excellent video of the factory, the design process,and all that makes a LEGO brick a LEGO brick.
Lego today has unofficially announced the future release of the latest Star Wars UCS set, along with the Lego clubTV Video:
The Official Press Release form Lego:
The Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ – the best-loved droid in the Star Wars™ galaxy
Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before. Everyone’s favourite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series. The model features fantastic detailing, such as retractable leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm, a circular saw, rotating head and two fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection.
Ages 16+. 2,127 pieces.
US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK£ 149.99 DE€179.99 DK 1499 DKK
At US 179.00 this is one of the cheaper UCS sets to come along in a while
More interesting to me though is that this seems to confirm the accidental inclusion of this model, and what appears to be a haunted house in the opening sequence of the Town Hall Video
Ok, apparently the whole thing collapsing was an April Fool’s Day joke and the mosaic is still intact. Very funny guys. 😉 We’re getting really close to finishing up, and it should be done tomorrow. See today’s time lapse video after the jump. Continue Reading
All credit goes to "Sven" on moc-pages.com for the design. I reversed engineered it from a few pictures he posted. His model is quite faithful to trucks used by UPS that were made by International Harvester Company. I made a few minor changes. I had to make one eventually since I drive a brown truck for a living. Needs mirrors, is missing a few brown headlight bricks, and I have a plan to limit the "stamp" effect. Stickers are wrong scale, but oh well. I’m not sure if those brown tubes I used on the back are real Lego, just found them in a parts bin. …
Hey! I bought this on impulse a couple of weeks ago but I’m now trying to sell it because I need the money. Is there anyone interested in buying it. It’s brand new and unopened. I was going to sell it on Ebay but I just want to check here first to see if anyone is interested. It’s sold out in the stores at the moment, so this could be a great opportunity if you’re trying to buy one. I paid around $860 for it, with tax included, so I’m not willing to sell it for less than that. I will simply sell it to whomever is willing to pay the most.
As I am sure many of us have Lego ornaments on Christmas trees this time of year, please share a pic of one of your favorites that you have hanging this year – any design, MOC, designed by Lego, Chris McVeigh, etc. I’d love to see what people have. …