LEGO 40225 – Rio 2016 Olympic Mascots

The official pictures of the new Olympic Mascots of Rio 2016 have been surfing in the net, in the past hours. Vinicious and Tom are the fellows that will be available next august but only in official Olympic shops and main Brazilian Airport.

Hundred and ninety seven pieces is the official piece count and if you don’t have the chance to get the hands in one of them, you can try to build them, following the instructions that can be found here and here. There’s no word for now about how much it is going to cost.LEGO-40225-Rio-2016-Olympic-Mascots-1

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The Best of Lisbon Lego Fan Event

As a sort of resume or best of, let me show a small gallery with some of the outstanding buildings that were presented in this year’s Lego Fan in Lisbon. Once again, my apologies for the pictures’ bad resolution, which were token with my phone, due to some critical problems with the digital camera.

In terms of regular sets, it was possible to have a look to Star Wars, from which unfortunately I didn’t take photos, there were a few of Movie sets just in front of modular buildings as well as plenty of small city sets spread all around the exposition. On the other hand I especially enjoyed seeing Monster Fighters with a mix between regular sets and some really nice Moc’s.

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The Cologne Cathedral at 2014 Lisbon Lego Fan Event

The Lisbon Lego Fun Event has begun last April 25th and definitely this year its masterpiece is the big big big Cologne Cathedral, an awesome building with almost one million (!!) pieces and around three meters tall.

I’ve been there but, unfortunately, had some serious issues with my photo camera so I had no alternative but tacking some shots with my cell phone.  This Cologne Cathedral model is not properly new, however it’s the first time that I see it alive and all those thousands of small details are really impressive.

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New York Toy Fair – It’s Time for Ninjago and Super Heroes

Ninjago and Super Heroes have also presented some great news, once again in the 2014 New York Toy Fair. Marvel among other brought the new Knowhere Escape Mission (76020) and the X-Man vs. The Sentinel (76022), which I must say, at the first glance didn’t convince me much.

On the other hand Ninjago (via Toyark) presented Battle for Ninjago city (70728), an awesome palace with more than a thousand pieces filled with pretty nice details and the X-1 Ninja Charger (70727), an impressive red car with a hidden bike below the big hood. The vehicle seems to have plenty of nice details and the bike, according to the set box, seem to be triggered just as the hood is opened....Continue Reading...

A few snapshots about what is happening in San Diego Comic Con

According to what I’ve been seeing in the internet, the 2013 edition of the SDCC is being really hot. Besides the couple of minecraft sets that I’ve spoken before, there are until now four exclusive mini-figures, two exclusive Lego Sets and a new star Wars set that will be launched only in the beginning of the next year,

The four mini-figures, which will be given to some lucky drawn guys, belong to the super-heroes theme (spider-woman, a Superman with a Black Suit, a spider man usually dressed and a green arrow), and they look definitely very cool.

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