Category Archives: Media

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers LEGO Ideas Project – Support Achieved!

I’m delighted to say that the LEGO Ideas Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Project has received 10,000 supporters! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported this project. What does this mean for the project now? Now that the project has achieved the required 10,000 supporters, it has gone into the LEGO Review phase. Beginning in May and lasting for several months, this project (along with several others) will be evaluated by a LEGO review board to see if it can become a new LEGO Ideas set. If it does get picked, there will then be several more months of design and production before it hits shelves. Let’s hope that happens! :)

Regarding the possibility of Saban Brands signing a deal with the LEGO group while already having a deal with another brand (MEGA), Jason Bischoff (Director of Global Consumer Products for Saban Brands) put those fears to rest pretty early on with a post on RangerBoard.com, saying:

“It is a non-exclusive deal […] there is nothing about the MEGA deal that prevents us from exploring LEGO ideas.”

The Art of LEGO Design

Jordan Schwartz’s book The Art of LEGO Design came out back in June. It is filled with some of the best creations by the leading AFOLs in the community including Mike Nieves, Nannan Zhang, Tyler Clites and, of course, Jordan Schwartz. I also happen to have some content in there. This book is great for any new or seasoned builder looking for inspiration or just to pass the time.

The section on Dynamic Sculpting has a nice four page write-up on the Lowell Sphere (pictured above), with instructions and several examples of its application, including my donut, cactus, and Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

Buy The Art of LEGO Design on Amazon.

The Art of LEGO Design

Bruce in The LEGO® Movie – Screenshots

The LEGO® Movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray today and I got my copy! As I mentioned in a post when the movie was first released in theatres, a few of my MOCs made it into the movie. Now that the movie is out I was able to get some screenshots. Check them out below!

First we have my taco, which can be seen in the scene where Wyldstyle is encouraging the citizens of Bricksburg to fight back against Lord Business’ plan to rule the world. Two mini-figs can be seen carrying a deliciously huge taco across the plaza.

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Next, we have my donut. When Will Farrell (a.k.a President Business/Lord Business/The Man Upstairs) is searching for the Kragle, the donut is visible on one of the shelves, in the bottom left of the screen.

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THE LEGO® MOVIE. TM & ® WARNER BROS. ENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

My cow skull can be seen during the western vignette of the end credits.

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What’s even better is seeing it right below the legendary Morgan Freeman’s name.

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THE LEGO® MOVIE. TM & ® WARNER BROS. ENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Lastly, my hot dog can also be seen in the movie vignette of the end credits, getting lathered with mustard and onions.

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THE LEGO® MOVIE. TM & ® WARNER BROS. ENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Comparably cool with having Morgan Freeman’s name above one of my MOCs is having the LEGO® name branded one of them.

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THE LEGO® MOVIE. TM & ® WARNER BROS. ENT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

There were a few more of my MOCs that were used on set for the live action scene that I haven’t yet been able to spot in the movie. My rubber ducky, however, did make into The LEGO® Movie Experience at LEGOLAND, California. If there are any other MOCs you noticed in the movie, be sure to let me know!

Bruce in The LEGO® Movie Experience at LEGOLAND, California

Bruce in The LEGO® Movie Experience

Tommy over at BrickNerd send me this photo of my donut and rubber ducky designs being used at The LEGO® Movie Experience at LEGOLAND, California. It’s a very convincing recreation of the set from the movie, and the rubber ducky and donut look pretty accurate, so kudos to the builders! I hope to see the exhibit soon! You can see more details on the event here.