Lego Star Wars 2012 Super Packs

With such an enormous variety of sets released this year, Star Wars was surely one of the themes from which I would expect a couple of super packs for Christmas. And I wasn’t completely wrong because according to some reference sites there are, at the moment, a few super packs ready to be released.

According to the recent news there are three!! nice Star Wars collection packs that will soon be available on stores:  the Lego 66431 that includes three sets and twelve mini-figures, the Lego 66432 which will also include three sets (Tie Fighter is one of them) and twelve mini-figures and finally the 66411 which curiously will have the same features of the previous: three sets and the twelve figures.Take a close look to the sets that will be included in the 3×1 superpacks:

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Lego City 4473 – Police Helicopter

Looks like that next winter, the good old and competent Police helicopter will retire from its long journey. Not every set can be proud to be on stores for almost five year, but the 7741 is surely one of them, as you know or as you can even see here. Its substitute although some small differences it is rather similar.

It has about the same size, so I would say that it will have around hundred pieces, and will have two police officers, instead of one in the previous. This time their uniforms will be blue, instead of the old fashioned black torsos.  Apparently, the new one will have no surveillance camera or even a front spotlight, that are tools are I specially enjoyed in the old one.The new city Police helicopter, Lego 4473, Continue reading

Lego Fan Event 2012 in Lisbon – Part 7: Technic

The Technic models were also present in great number and its exposition was also very big. There weren’t models with less than several hundreds of pieces, and some known set models were present, such as the Volkswagen 10220 or even the Logging Truck, 9397, but the majority was surely personalized creation.

There were trucks for every kind of taste, with plenty of features and nice details and I wonder the time that was spent to create and build those models. There were also several types of trucks, since the typical American with a gigantic engine in the front truck until the usual European vehicle with a huge trunk bed or even with its long trailer.

I especially remember a yellow model that was perfectly the extension of the known city model, the 3179, repair truck. Continue reading

Lego Fan Event 2012 in Lisbon – Part 6: Buildings and Sculptures

The diversity of sets and MOC’s didn’t end in the cities or in the space theme. The Lego Fan event had space for multiple buildings and sculptures all around the exposition. I was impressed with the realism of the constructions as well as with its diversity. I was really amazed with that.

Talking about the buildings, there where some international and known monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Watch Tower, and some other more. Typically from Lisbon we could find the Belem’s Tower, the Lisbon City Hall, the Carmo’s Headquarters and even the castle. I can’t imagine all the work and all the research to plan and build such detailed buildings....Continue Reading...

Lego Fan Event 2012 in Lisbon – Part 5: Space

The space sets and Moc’s were just next to the city. For them, it was reserved a big table and they surely deserved it because the amount of creation was huge. This was perhaps one of the most customized environments. I was quite impressed not only with some buildings but mostly with the space trains.

The trains were actually monorails with an amazing aesthetic, as you can see by the pictures. The terminals and station were not also forgotten and they all were quite well integrated in the space base. One of the trains even passed through a tunnel that was right in the middle of a building....Continue Reading...