The LEGO brick is 60, and the minifigure is 40, and I'm right in the middle between them. I'm not sure what the significance of that is, but I find it interesting. It also means I was the perfect age when the Minifigure was introduced, and I've loved them ever since. And I'm not alone in that love, the world has been captivated with LEGO for over half a century, and Newsweek is celebrating that with a special edition. They were kind enough to send us a preview issue, and let me tell you, you're all in for a treat. It hits newsstands next week, be sure to pick up an issue or order it here.
Tested.com's Norm & Danika announced yesterday their family is growing in the cutest, most LEGOy (and pretty nerdy) way possible with this adorable photo. Congrats Norm and Danika, you're going to make awesome parents! Oh and Ripley, you're going to be an excellent big sister.
Our pals over at Beyond the Brick are hosting a contest that pretty much every AFOL wants to win, a trip to Billund to see the LEGO house, and attend Skærbæk Fan Weekend! They want you to get creative and reimagine a LEGO set, big or small, and post pictures to the official Flickr group. Watch the video and read all about it here, then get building!
Just in time for lovely, glorious Christmas (around which the entire kid year revolves) this LEGO Ideas campaign by twrt0es has reached the 10,000 mark! This means we may all soon have a chance to own this amazing reproduction of Ralphie's house. It may not be an official Red Ryder 200 shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time, but I'd certainly love one of these sets under the tree. Fingers crossed!
Are you a Transformers fan? Have you ever thought about building your own, fully transformable figure from the Transformers universe? Well, now's your chance! PsychoBrick is hosting his very own contest for the purpose of testing your skills as a Transformer designer. Each contestant must design a single, functioning Transformers figure. This contest is open to anyone in the world, but unfortunately the prize (which is very cool, I might add) will only be shipped to a winner in the U.S. Contest ends on January 17th! If you're interested in participating, check out the contest's Flickr Group, or visit PsychoBrick's YouTube channel for rules and information!
Everybody loves BB-8, that adorable ball of droid goodness from Star Wars. Everyone needs to know what time it is every now and then. So why not combine them? That right, we're talking about a LEGO Star Wars BB-8 watch, and you can win one super easy. Just click below to enter, there's several ways to do it and you can increase your odds by doing them all.