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lundi 29 août 2016

  • Sometimes, the abyss stares back
    This dragon model by Eero Okkomen has made me question how a LEGO creation can have so much personality. It proves an image can tell a story without an accompanying explanation — you don’t need to be told, you just know to fear and respect the summoned serpent. I’ve always thought the Ninjago (...)

  • Mixels coming to an end in 2017
    It's official: after BIONICLE G2, Mixels is the next LEGO theme to get the axe after this October's Series 9 hits shelves. This description from TV show producer Jordan Reichek on LinkedIn confirms all, ending months of speculation since the theme's absence at SDCC: LEGO / CARTOON (...)

  • LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape
    Amazon.com is listing a new DVD version of Jurassic World that's bundled with a bonus disc of LEGO content including a 30 minute movie entitled LEGO Jurassic World: The lndominus Escape. The synopsis reads as follows: In LEGO Jurassic World: The lndominus Escape, two of the most beloved (...)

  • Duplo-clad robot suit is a chunky mechanical cutie
    Kelvin Low says he raided his son’s Duplo collection to find parts for his latest mech. I suggest he continues this sourcing strategy if it’s going to deliver results like this. Duplo truck door panels and a pair of rowboats provide this powered suit with distinctive armor-plating — creating both (...)

  • Before Rocky shows up
    You’d imagine a LEGO gym model would be stuffed full of minifigs in exercise poses. Not so this scene from Mrbones Bricks — the place is completely empty except for the lonely janitor. The gym’s interior is nicely built — don’t miss the hanging punchbag, the lockers, and the electrical conduit and (...)

  • CMF S16 box distribution
    After a slow news week last week this one kicked off yesterday with a flurry of superb articles written by our talented team of contributors. Where else on the internet can you read such varied and in-depth material about our beloved hobby? I can't think of anywhere. So, thank you to Chris (...)

  • Toys R Us launches new minifig collections
    A new series of limited edition minifigure packs exclusive to Toys R Us has been launched in Germany. The first of four packs -- musicians -- is now available but can only be purchased online. Unfortunately the store only ships to Germany, Belgium, Poland and Italy so many of us will have to (...)

  • Through the Siq to the hidden Nabatean city of Petra
    As I wrote in introducing ArzLan’s LEGO Petra, I spent the summer of 1994 on an archaeological dig in Jordan, and visited Petra for one memorable weekend. Both Petra and Jordan as a whole remain one of the highlights of my life. Legranger Absurde has built a lovely microscale version of (...)

  • When you gotta go, you gotta LE-GO
    I suppose derjoe has just created another public space like a museum, library or cafe. But this is the first time that I’ve seen public toilets used as the theme for a LEGO ‘playset’. The builder has cleverly captured some of the common findings in a male public toilet block, such as urinals (and (...)

  • LUGNET Guide updates (Mon 29 Aug 2016)
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  • News-by-Mail Subscriptions (Mon 29 Aug 2016)
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dimanche 28 août 2016

  • Nexo Knights recon outpost
    LEGO’s Nexo Knights line has brought us some great new pieces and some cool recolored parts, but aside from a few isolated examples, the theme hasn’t sparked a wave of fan-built creations. This recon outpost model from Henry F. stood out as a result. This scene captures all the elements which (...)

  • New LEGO Star Wars 75159 Death Star unveiled at LEGO Store in Maryland [News]
    Our friends over at Brickset have just shared new photos of a previously rumored new Death Star, as LEGO Store employees in Arundel Mills, Maryland build the set in advance of displaying it in their store. We’ll share the usual high-res photos and press release once we have them from LEGO, but (...)

  • Preview: 75159 Death Star
    75159 Death Star has been the subject of enormous speculation for months, with some believing that we might see a display model akin to 10143 Death Star II and others considering the possibility of a set based on Starkiller Base. Now that the set has been revealed, under bizarre circumstances, (...)

  • Charming medieval cottage
    A few weeks back, Graham Gidman wowed us with his LEGO barrel-riding scene from The Hobbit. Now he brings us this wonderful little diorama. The stonework on the cottage walls is fabulous, and the curved roof with its spattering of studs makes for a lovely shape. The smooth flow of the roof is (...)

  • Forthcoming events
    The following events are taking place in the next 30 days:AsiaJapanSapporo Shiden Festival 201604 SepSapporo-City, HokkaidoEuropeAustriaMittelalterfest Eggenburg 10. und 11. September 201610 - 11 SepEggenburg, 3730AustriaKumplgut Legoausstellung17 - 18 SepA-4600 WelsFranceL'Hôpital-camfrout17 - (...)

  • New brand store in San Francisco opening report
    Huw posted earlier this week that it was a slow LEGO news week. Maybe in many areas of the world, but here in Northern California, it's been a great LEGO week. Last weekend we had the well attended Bricks by the Bay convention, and this weekend, we had the grand opening of the LEGO store (...)

  • Steampunk biplane takes to the air
    This steampunk aircraft from Andreas Lenander has a smart white and gold aesthetic — a pleasant change from the genre’s usual hackneyed brown and grey color schemes. Beyond the colors, the smooth curves of the air intake on the nose work nicely, and those gold props look great. Couple a good (...)

  • This week's top news articles
    These are the most read articles that we've posted over the last couple of weeks:ArticleDate postedViewsLikesWhat's missing? The Empire Strikes Back14 Aug2412179Disney Castle now available17 Aug1667641Fresh Ideas - Micro Edition!15 Aug1249938LEGO Olympic Sports - Part 4: Basketball21 (...)

  • The geometry of the new 11x11 Circle Gear Rack
    It's not often that LEGO releases a new part that fills a significant gap in their inventory but, this year, the release of the 11x11 Circular Gear Rack has filled a gap in the Technic range of parts. Earlier in the month, Huw outlined the new Technic parts for 2016. This article looks at (...)

  • 75159 Death Star unveiled in brand store
    While we wait for LEGO to officially announce 75159 The Death Star, we can now bring you pictures of the box courtesy of the Arundel Mills LEGO Store in Maryland in which it was being built in full public view yesterday. At first glance it appears to be 99% identical to the old version which (...)

  • LEGO Star Wars 75147 StarScavenger [Review]
    The new animated show Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures has only gifted us with two sets, despite being a TV series based on LEGO. Those sets are the 75145 Eclipse Fighter and this, the 75147 StarScavenger. This sets portrays a vehicle used in the show to collect space salvage. The first time (...)

  • Echo Base, this is Rogue Two... I’ve found them!
    Let’s play a simple game: How fast can you count all LEGO sets that contain a model of a T-47 snowspeeder? Well the problem is that there are too many snowspeeders — not only in official sets, but also built by a huge number of talented fans. And each time I see a new iteration Continue reading (...)

  • LUGNET Guide updates (Sun 28 Aug 2016)
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  • News/Discussion Group Traffic (Sun 28 Aug 2016)
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  • News-by-Mail Subscriptions (Sun 28 Aug 2016)
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samedi 27 août 2016

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire recreated in LEGO, chapter by chapter
    Thorsten Bonsch has been hard at work all month recreating scene after gorgeous scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in LEGO. Each build is packed with interesting details and clever building techniques. For example, the stone fireplace in Chapter 19 was assembled using 1×2 tiles (...)

  • “This most beautiful SYSTEM” – Isaac Newton in LEGO
    One of the wonderful things about the LEGO system is that you can build things at many different scales, in immeasurable combinations, much like the mind-blowing complexity of the universe itself. VAkkron has built this lifelike, instantly recognizable bust of the great physicist and (...)

  • Modern architecture gets prettier and prettier (and smaller)
    Paul Wellington‘s latest microscale building uses the still relatively new Mixel joint piece to create a fabulous pattern effect. Sometimes I think repeated elements like this can be overdone in microscale buildings — cool techniques but failing to capture the feel of real world architecture. (...)

  • Microscale space racer is a stickered beauty
    Luc Byard uses all-official LEGO stickers to bring an impressive level of texture and depth to this microscale space racer. The choice of stickers, mostly featuring thin-line detailing, coupled with some decent macro photography turn this model into one of those creations which, on first (...)

  • Hefty futuristic ride is ready to roll out
    There’s an effective mix of Technic pieces and regular LEGO bricks, coupled with smart color-blocking in this interesting vehicle from chumuhou. That’s a battery box lurking behind the cab there, and from the looks of it, those front wheels are motorized. I’d love to see a video of this bad boy in (...)

  • Titanfall 2’s LEGO Ronin Titan online, signal when ready
    Titanfall still is one of the most fun and intense gaming experiences I’ve had, and every titan I drop in to battle feels like the first. It should be no surprise that I am also hyped for the sequel. Several new titan types have been designed for Titanfall 2, and of the titans revealed thus (...)

  • New reviews
    These reviews have been contributed by Brickset users recently:ImageSet detailsReview summaryAuthor31032 Red CreaturesScary Red Creatures make a perfect 3 in 1 set!AyCarrumba42042 Crawler CraneCrawler Crane fits all your heavy lifting needs!AyCarrumba71040 Disney CastleA Castle That Looks Good (...)

  • Your first image of seasonal set 40204
    An image of 40204 was found in the back of the instructions of 40203 Vampire and Bat by BrickVibe and posted on Facebook. We have it listed as a witch, a second Halloween set, but BrickVibe thinks it's a pilgrim for Thanksgiving. It's sitting on a Pumpkin which suggests Halloween to (...)

  • LUGNET Guide updates (Sat 27 Aug 2016)
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  • News-by-Mail Subscriptions (Sat 27 Aug 2016)
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vendredi 26 août 2016

  • The alien overlord — a cold face and colder soul
    Mihai Marius Mihu is one of my favorite builders, best known for his beautifully creepy surrealist nightmares, and I’m still not convinced he’s not Guillermo del Toro’s LEGO builder alter ego. However, this latest creation seems to channel a bit of H.R Giger. The alien visage is enshrouded in (...)

  • Review: 41179 Queen Dragon's Rescue
    The new wave of Elves sets continue with more dragons. Finally we get to see the dragon that's been featured on the front of all the Elves sets this year - Elandra, the Queen Dragon. We haven't met her yet because she's been held captive. What is it like to rescue her? Read on to (...)

  • Thanks, but no tanks
    If I were a tank, I’d be scared as heck of this LEGO anti-tank droid. Droids are supposed to be cute: think R2-D2 or Johnny #5. This one ain’t cute. It’s creepy. And menacing. Those long legs remind me of insects and spiders, and I bet those Wolverine claws make an awful skittering noise when (...)

  • Silly readers, bookshelves are for displaying LEGO!
    Some builders go years without sharing any of their builds online, but the LEGO creations can be worth the wait. We featured a lovely LEGO Tardis by Alan McMorran way back in 2008 (and I had the pleasure of meeting Alan in person at BrickCon the next year). Alan is back with a fantastic bridge (...)

  • LEGO marriage proposal video goes viral
    I have been prompted to post this story by my daughter Alice who saw it on the BBC news website. In a nutshell, a guy called Ben commissioned talented young Scottish LEGO stop-frame animator Morgan Spence to produce a marriage proposal video to be shown at the cinema before the main feature (...)

  • New LEGO short 'The Master' to debut before 'Storks'
    From the Hollywood Reporter: Warner Animation Group has created a comedic animated short, based on its LEGO franchise, that will play in theaters ahead of its animated feature Storks, which opens Sept. 23. The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short is based on the LEGO Ninjago series and features (...)

  • Maison blanche
    Salut, Es-ce que l'un d'entre vous pourrai me donner la taille en cm de la "Maison Blanche" référence 21006 dans la gamme "Architecture". En vous remerciant par avance, JAC, secr??taire adjoint FreeLUG _______________________________________________ Freelug-general mailing list [hidden email] (...)

  • LEGO Bastion from Overwatch deserves every play of the game
    Bastion is a rather divisive character to fans of Overwatch. While adorable as a character, his charm does not forgive his unstoppable hail of gatling gun bullets. Piggy Brother’s LEGO rendition of Bastion is definitely a showcase of his charm. Not only are the details of his Bastion model (...)

  • Ouch! This is probably gonna hurt. A lot.
    From the mind that brought you a LEGO Garbage Pail Kid, comes a realistic, life-sized LEGO tattoo machine. I’m no expert but from just a quick glance this build by damoncorso looks like the real deal. The use of chrome parts for the grip and tip of the machine is what initially tricked my eye (...)

  • LUGNET Guide updates (Fri 26 Aug 2016)
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  • News-by-Mail Subscriptions (Fri 26 Aug 2016)
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21 février - Convocation à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2016 de FreeLUG

La prochaine assemblée générale de l’association FreeLUG aura lieu le 19 mars 2016. La convocation (...)

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Le premier livre de PHOTOS sur l’art LEGO Mot de l’éditeur Vous avez été nombreux après Culture (...)

27 septembre 2013 - Animation LEGO au CERN

Le CERN organise un événement "Construis ton propre detecteur de particules en LEGO" et une (...)

24 septembre 2013 - Un photographe et des minifigs LEGO

Nous avions un exposant-photographe à la Briqu’Expo de Diemoz qui mérite le détour ! C’est un (...)

23 avril 2013 - Interview FreeLUG sur BrickPirate

A l’occasion de nos 10 ans, le forum BrickPirate a souhaité nous poser quelques questions pour (...)