Wednesday, February 27, 2008

LEGO Batman "welcomes" Harley Quinn to Gotham City

I just heard the news, Harley Quinn makes her debut as a LEGO minifigure this June... I can hardly contain myself! Another villan addition to my LEGO Gotham City. I must admit I am 50/50 on my feelings about the upcoming Dark Knight, b/c at heart, I am a dieahard classic Batman fan. In fact, my comic books are still each individually wrapped and stored neatly in a plastic bin in the corner of my parents garage... (shhh they might toss them like they did my original LEGO bricks and Commodore 64!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


LEGO CITY wins the Best Activity Toy of the Year at the TOTY’s (Toy of the Year Awards)!!! Chris Byrne, aka the Toy Guy, included an entire list of TOTY winners on his site! CHECK IT OUT HERE!


Brick-Buster Models Take Over Toy Fair

Check out the new lifesize Indiana Jones & Star Wars models featured outside the LEGO booth at Toy Fair...

Monday, February 11, 2008

All the King's horses and all the Kings men...

All the King's horses and all the Kings men come to life in LEGO form in this impressive LEGO Chess Set. Dave from has created a complete chess set from LEGO bricks - and, he has included step by step instructions on how to build the entire set. A great family activity that brings a whole new meaning to build and play fun!

Friday, February 8, 2008

There's No Place Like Home

While reading the paper this morning, I came across an article entitled "Customize your Valentine's Day gifts" by Mike Antonucci, which suggested the most adorable gift idea:

Construct a Lego kit of the dream home you and your sweetheart envision.

Lego offers the option of downloading design software at, using it to build the virtual version of an original Lego model and ordering the pieces to turn the design into reality.

Or, if you are lucky enough to already live in your dream home, you can create a replica on Lego Factory, and get all of the pieces and building instructions, so the whole family can build a LEGO model of your home together!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Holy LEGO Bricks!!!

This builder looked to the heavens for his inspiration…

It took a year and a half of planning, building and photographing, includes more than 75,000 LEGO bricks and pieces, 3,976 LEGO windows, and is about 7ft x 5.5ft x 30in. Apparently there is even a coat room, restrooms and mosaics placed throughout. Check out the elaborate pipe organ in the back! ….WOW!

Friday, February 1, 2008

This is awesome...

I sure hope minifig Mario saves minifig Princess! (Though if it were me, I would have taken warp zone and gone to level 4)

oh and btw, happy birthday lego brick!

A timeline of LEGO sets

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the LEGO bricks, several timelines of LEGO sets have emerged, giving us all a blast from the past. Here are some of my favorites:

Best Sets in LEGO History
50 Years of LEGO: Nine Sets I Have Known and Loved
A Golden Anniversary for LEGO

Happy Belated Birthday!

This past Monday, January 28 at 1:58 pm the original LEGO brick celebrated 50 years of fun and creativity! Check out the official historical footage here, but also look for all the great fan tributes!