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All-New LEGO Batmobile from Chevy

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Holy marketing cross-overs, Batman!

This commercial from Chevy depicts LEGO Batman’s Batmobile as a vehicle under their lineup, a parody of their recent string of (annoying) focus group commercials.

If I had $48 million lying around, and this was real, I’d buy one.

AstonishingStudios – Working LEGO Replica NERF Maverick REV-6 Blaster

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Take a look at the video above, where YouTuber AstonishingStudios creates a replica of the NERF Maverick REV-6 Blaster, entirely of LEGO pieces. While that’s impressive enough, the resulting model not only actually fires, but fires real NERF foam darts.

You can check out more of AstonishingStudios’ work at www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-nTiduQso39qU-nwRLFnw

Flexo On Kickstarter

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

I feature a lot of LEGO products and related projects on this site, so when I saw the Kickstarter for Flexo I knew I had to write something about it. Flexo is a new brick and tendon system which is compatible with current brick brands, such as LEGO and Mega Bloks. The tendons add flexibility and angular capability to whichever bricks they’re attached to, making it easier for creators to create angles, add independent suspensions to vehicles, and more.

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You can check out the campaign at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1135315686/flexo-bendable-bouncy-flexible-building-bricks

LEGO SPNKr Rocket Launcher

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in LEGO

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

LEGO Ideas – Voltron

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

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An individual with the handle of len_d69 has introduced a proposal on LEGO Ideas (formerly LEGO CUUSOO) for a Voltron set. What makes this doubly cool isn’t just that it’s a Voltron set, but that it’s composed of the five separate lions, and they can form into Voltron, just like in the show. Like all Ideas/CUUSOO proposals, it requires two things: enough user/voter support, and, more importantly, the approval of the original rights holder.

ideas.lego.com/projects/138271

LEGO Fat Man

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

YouTube channel ZaziNombies has created a fully functioning Fat Man portable nuke launcher out of LEGO bricks. The Fat Man is one of the strongest weapons in the Fallout series, first featured in Fallout 3. The Fat Man was inspired by the Davy Crockett tactical nuclear recoilless gun, which was developed during the Cold War.

SDCC 2015 – LEGO Booth – Hulkbuster Vs Hulk

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

There is an awesome showing at the LEGO booth this year, including the latest LEGO building sets, such as the new Jurassic world themed sets, and the ultimate Star Wars minifig collection. Perhaps the most impressive feature at the booth, however is the Hulkbuster vs Hulk sculpture.

  

Official LEGO Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

LEGO will soon be releasing a special Dark Knight Trilogy Tumbler set. It comes with exclusive Dark Knight Batman and Joker minifigs. It will be available later this September online and in LEGO stores.

www.lego.com/en-us

BrickForge – Powered Assault Commando Accessory Pack

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Powered Assault Commando - Olive Green (Loose)

BrickForge is a company that releases custom LEGO minifig accessories. A recent addition to their product line is the inclusion of 3 new colors to their Powered Assault Commando accessory pack. Seen here is the Olive Green variant. This set comes with:

– Powered Assault Armor (Olive Green)
– Powered Assault Helmet (Olive Green)
– Powered Assault Visor (Gold)
– Vambraces (Olive Green)
– Anti-Material Sniper Rifle (Olive Green)
– Intergalactic 8-Gauge (Olive Green w/ Yellow Pump)
– TASE Gun (Olive Green w/ Yellow Tip)
– Power Blade (Trans Dark Blue)(Supercharged)

Also available are Black and Steel (Grey), which come with slightly different weapon configurations.

www.brickforge.com/store/product.php?productid=18368

LEGO CUUSOO – LEGO Lightsabers: Darth Vader And Luke Skywalker

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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Currently up on LEGO CUUSOO at the idea stage is this pair of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker lightsaber LEGO models. If it reaches 10,000 supporters, the current design of the finalized set includes Luke and Vader minifigures, which sit upon a display stand which also seats the two brick built lightsabers. Each saber has a focusing crystal as part of the design, and is designed to support a brick built blade attached to the hilt.

lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/11147

Brick MOC Private Military Contractor (PMC)

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

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www.modernbrickwarfare.com/brick-moc-private-military-contractor-pmc

LEGO CUUSOO Land Rover Defender 110

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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Fully supported on LEGO CUUSOO is the Land Rover Defender 110 set. Built to a 1:8.4 scale, the Defender is 100% radio controlled and is capable of achieving a max speed of 2.5mph. It features a 5+R speeds secuential gearbox with auto clutch, 2-speeds transfer case, RWD and AWD modes, and all wheels disc brakes. It also has both live axles with long-travel suspension, complete interior with working steering wheel and speed indicator, and the bodywork can be removed in one piece by removing only 4 pins.

lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16894

For those unfamiliar with the CUUSOO line, it’s kind of like Kickstarter for custom LEGO sets, but supported by the LEGO company. Users create and share a project concept. If the project reaches 10,000 supporters, it will be reviewed by LEGO for a chance to become an official LEGO product. The project creator also gets a royalty of 1% of total net sales of the product if it’s produced.

The Briefing Room

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Briefing Room

This was sent by a reader, and it’s too cool not to post. If anyone has knowledge about the creator of this image, we’d love to give them credit.

Modern Warfare Soldier Minifig

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

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This is a custom minifig of a modern soldier. The head, torso, and leg assembly are all LEGO brand. The custom pieces include: camouflage tactical vest, tactical helmet, smoke grenade, warlike talkie, night vision goggles, headset, and AUG with tactical handle.

shop.minifigs.com – Modern Warfare Soldier

Coolest Mini Fig Ever

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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Delta Force BioWar Minifig

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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This is a custom LEGO minifig available from Minifig For Life. It comes with one XMP weapon, one B10 Tactical Vest, one BA16 Rugzak, one S10 Gasmask, and one LEGO commando cap.

Delta Force BioWar Minifig – Minifig For Life

LEGO Motorized Tumbler And The Bat

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Peer Kreuger of Vayamenda.com created these amazing motorized LEGO models of the black and camo Tumblers and The Bat (which doesn’t actually fly) from The Dark Knight Trilogy. Additionally, he’s put them up to the CUUSOO process where there’s a chance they could become actual LEGO sets: The Bat and The Tumbler.

Hat Tip: The Brothers Brick

Seal Team 6 With Zodiac CZ7 Custom LEGO Set

Monday, July 9th, 2012

From Minifig World comes this awesome Seal Team 6 with Zodiac CZ7 custom LEGO set. Each minifig comes equipped with a SI-Dan Toys G1 Tactical Belt, G17 Glock Pistol, PT202 Helmet with ANVIS 9 Goggles and M08 Tactical Vest with the driver also having a LEGO beanie. The Zodiac CZ7 itself comes with 3 sets of flippers, 3 airtanks, 2 MP5SD6, 1 MP5K, 1 Mini Uzi, 1 Minigun, and 1 Mountable Combat LMG kit. Full-color instructions are included for the Zodiac CZ7. If only it weren’t already sold out.

Minifig World – Seal Team 6 with Zodiac CZ7

LEGO Portal Set

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Tactical Fanboy loves the video games of Valve. So, when the chance to have a LEGO set, or three, made that’s based on the brilliant and justifiably popular ‘Portal’ series of games, we’re totally behind the effort. Using LEGO CUUSOO, where an idea and 10,000 supporters can turn almost any project into an official LEGO set (with 1% of net profits going to the creators), Brickthing has introduced 3 unique designs for LEGO sets based on ‘Portal’: GLaDOS’ Chamber, Modular Testing Chamber, and Portal Puzzle Board Game. The project’s only about 3,000 votes away from becoming reality, so chances are good it’ll be made. This is great news, considering that we already bought the Minecraft set created as a result of CUUSOO.

LEGO CUUSOO – Portal Sets

LEGO Heavy Weapons

Monday, June 4th, 2012

A while ago we posted an article on the book ‘Badass LEGO Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns’, which was an instruction book on making five working fictional LEGO guns. This time, we’ll be focusing on the book ‘LEGO Heavy Weapons: Build Working Replicas of Four of the World’s Most Impressive Guns’ by Jack Street. Unlike the previous publication, ‘LEGO Heavy Weapons’ features plans for models based on actual firearms, specifically the Desert Eagle, AKS-74U, SPAS-12, and the Jungle Carbine, which is based on the Lee Enfield rifle. Like ‘Badass LEGO Guns’, however, the book features detailed parts lists and plans so you can quickly build the LEGO models found inside. Too bad this one doesn’t have a model that takes advantage of a motor for automatic fire. Maybe we’ll see something like that in the next book?

Available from No Starch Press.

Thanks to Tim for the tip!

Sandman: Modern Warfare 3

Friday, January 6th, 2012

We can neither confirm nor deny whether Dalton Fury based the Modern Warfare 3 Sandman character on Richard “Swingin’ Dick” Kilgore, though no one who knows them both can deny that William Fichtner sounds a lot like Swingin’ Dick. (Fichtner was the voice of Sandman in the game, if you didn’t know.)

Games, like movies, have some great one-liners and scenes. Just to satisfy TFB’s curiosity, what are your favorites from MW3?

Sandman, from Modern Warfare 3

Sandman, from Modern Warfare 3. Many people aren't aware that he was actually on leave and playing quarters with cheap beer alongside Richard Kilgore the night before he was tasked with Operation Kingfisher.

 

 

 

Here’s a bonus pic: Lego Sandman.

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Fan art: Lego "Sandman"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So anyway, there’s like 40,000+ lines in the game. Any of them seem particularly cool to you?

Halo: Reach SRS99 Anti-Matériel In LEGO

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The model weapons that can be built with legos never cease to impress me. This time, it’s the SRS99 Anti-Matériel rifle as seen in Halo: Reach, built by one Nick Jensen. It features a removable magazine, sliding bolt, and functioning trigger, however it doesn’t fire any projectiles. This doesn’t detract from the awesomeness of the model, however as it’s still extremely impressive as is.

Legos for Grunts

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Here’s something just about anyone will have fun playing with it. Whether you need to occasionally change the interior layout of a training area to meet different instructional objectives or you just want to have the coolest, most bad ass back yard fort in the whole neighborhood, Combat Training Aids’ TacBlox are gonna be just your speed.

Theoretically you could use it as a faster way to build a target mock-up to do rehearsals before a mission, assuming you had time. Certainly more lifelike than a chalk or tape outline in a parking log, if not as quick to throw down.

Now, granted, they’re going to be somewhat more expensive than your average box of Legos, but they will certainly allow for some serious flexibility when you’re designing a threat area for room-clearing drills (or a very realistic MilSim battle). Essentially, they’re lightweight urethane foam versions of the ubiquitous cinder block (of which you’ve seen endless thousands, if you spent any time at all in a MOUT village).

They have  full blocks, half blocks, and block caps so you can put together whatever sort of wall you want. As the manufacturers say,  “Many situational training facilities offer separate buildings or permanent concrete maize to provide situational training scenarios. Unlike fixed wall training centers, TACBLOX™ walls provide unlimited floor to ceiling room configurations, increasing the trainers’ effectiveness…”

Oh, and if that isn’t cool enough, you can shoot them a lot before they wear out, without any ricochet issues. According to CTA, individual TACBLOX™ can take thousands of rounds shot through it before sacrificing its structural integrity.

Guess what’s going on my Christmas list?

Bricks Of War

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

I like stop motion. I like LEGO. I like Gears of War. This video by YouTuber ‘Kooberz’ combines all three into a very entertaining 2 minutes of minifigures being violent. I wonder if Traveler’s Tales, Epic Games, and Microsoft would be willing to make this the next game in the ‘LEGO’ series.