LEGO Stranger Things: Building Castle Byers
May23

LEGO Stranger Things: Building Castle Byers

For those lucky enough to attend the LEGO® Stranger Things set launch at the LEGO Store in Leicester Square or the similar event in New York, you may have been able to get your hands an a special second Stranger Things set. Those attending the event could not only get there hands on the new sets before anyone else, they could also build an exclusive Make & Take set. This was based on Will Byers secret den, known as Castle Byers....

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Big Ideas: Thunderbirds Are Go
May23

Big Ideas: Thunderbirds Are Go

5-4-3-2-1 Thunderbirds are go! Those words would mean you were about to join International Rescue on another exciting adventure. The classic 60s show has an enduring appealing, which has seen the original episodes gain an all new audience in the 90s and even today, the world created by Gerry Anderson has been reimagined as a CGI show. Whatever your age, you’ll know what Thunderbirds is. Which makes this LEGO® Ideas project so...

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Building The LEGO Nano Gauntlet
May22

Building The LEGO Nano Gauntlet

This time last year BricksFanz received an awesome little promotional build to celebrate the release of Avengers: Infinity War. That build was a miniature LEGO Infinity Gauntlet, the weapon that Thanos used to destroy half the life in the universe. Now a year on, the second part of the story has been concluded with Endgame. If some reason you haven’t seen the film, what follows will be a spoiler. With those who had been dusted...

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Amazing MOCs: Giant Man & The Avengers
Apr29

Amazing MOCs: Giant Man & The Avengers

With Avengers: Endgame already making over $1bn at global box office, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a source of inspiration for a number of people, including those who like to create amazing LEGO® MOCs. Whilst taking a look through Reddit, I came across this cool Avengers MOC inspired by the epic Airport Battle from Captain America: Civil War. The build isn’t massive nor complex, but it is amazingly cool. Builder hachiroku24...

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Big Ideas: Brick Town Police Station
Mar10

Big Ideas: Brick Town Police Station

As well as the new regular Big Ideas: LEGO® Ideas Showcase feature, I’ll also be highlighting some really impressive LEGO Ideas projects. Which brings me nicely to the latest project by Bricked1980. I’ve become quite the fan of John’s builds since happening across his Old Workhorse Traction Engine and more recently his Bricks & Blooms Garden Centre. For his latest build, he crosses the thin blue line with Police...

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Big Ideas: LEGO Ideas Projects Showcase
Mar06

Big Ideas: LEGO Ideas Projects Showcase

LEGO® Ideas continues to be a source of some impressive build skills and has given us an equally impressive selection of sets over the years. So I thought it was about the resurrect an old feature I use to do for the long defunct Bricks Magazine. So each month I’ll be rounding up some of my favourite Ideas projects, which deserve being highlighted. If you like want you see, follow the links and get voting. If a project reaches...

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Behind The Scenes Of Bricklink’s AFOL Designer Program
Feb25

Behind The Scenes Of Bricklink’s AFOL Designer Program

Back in September 2017, Bricklink began a special program which celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the LEGO® brick and the creative world of AFOL builders. From all the designs submitted to the program 16 are currently available to pre-order, with half the sets already way beyond their funding goals. The AFOL Designer Program was created with the support of the LEGO Group, who are providing the new elements needed to create each set,...

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