Bei LEGO Classic gibt es für den Januar 2024 fünf neue Sets, mit denen ihr nicht nur einige klassische Bausteine in unterschiedlichen Themen bekommt, sondern auch wieder eine große Bausteinbox. Auch hier gibt es wieder ein Space Set, welches LEGO in vielen Themengebieten in 2024 einführt. LEGO Classic 2024 Neuheiten 11034 Kreative Tiere 11035 Kreative […]
Innerhalb der letzten Tage haben wir euch alle LEGO-Neuheiten für den Januar 2024 vorgestellt, passend dazu sind bei unserm Partner Lucky Bricks nahezu alle neuen Sets mit attraktiven Rabatten vorbestellbar. Während die Sets alle schon von Haus aus rabattiert sind, bekommt ihr wie üblich mit unserem Gutscheincode “promobricks” weitere 6% Rabatt. Unter anderem findet ihr […]
The LEGO Technic 8865 Test Car didn’t exactly bowl over our reviewer when we had one on test.
However if you own a 8865 set (and a set of pliers to take it apart), you could turn it into this neat Dakar-esque off-road buggy by newcomer Tomas Rak, pictured here alongside the original.
Built only from the parts found within the 8865 set (including those impossible-to-remove ‘interference’ pins), Tomas’ alternate includes working steering, suspension, a two-cylinder piston engine, and a body that – whilst no less minimalist – suits its real-world source rather well.
There’s more to see on Flickr, where a link to building instructions can also be found; click the link to take a look and get ready to test your finger strength.
The days of petrol-powered racing are numbered. As the world shifts away from fossil fuels, the need to race with them is declining also. But electric racers… er, let’s just say they don’t match internal combustion yet.
Retaining the noise and spectacle of motorsport is therefore at forefront of organisers’ minds, with several options including synthetic fuels and hydrogen combustion being explored to replace petrol.
Cue SFH‘s superb recreation of the ‘Forze IX’ hydrogen endurance racer, which – being a fuel cell rather than combustion – solves precisely none of the noise and spectacle issues that plague electric motorsport. Oh.
But what a fuel cell does do is enable electric racing without the need for a giant heavy battery. A battery that requires recharging, taking hours to do so (or – as per early Formula E racing – changing cars half-way through the race, which was profoundly stupid), nor the mining of rare-earth metals to create it.
Able to refuel in roughly the same time as a petrol racing car, a hydrogen fuel cell allows for endurance racing without the need to blow-up dead dinosaurs. And that’s awesome.
It’s just not quite as awesome as blowing up the hydrogen in an internal combustion engine, which creates all of the noise of petrol, but none of the emissions. We know which we prefer.
From one of the most extravagant vintage cars to one of the least. This is the Austin 7, so called because it had seven horsepower, and it was one of the most popular inter-war cars on the British market.
Produced from the early 1920s until 1939, the 7 was less than half the weight of the Ford Model T and proved incredibly popular, being sold under license in France, Germany, and even in Japan (although rather less-licensed) as the first Nissan.
This lovely Town scale recreation of the 7 comes from serial bloggee _Tiler, who’s captured it beautifully. Bicycle wheels, a rubber-band grille, and some cunningly constructed cycle-wings accurately portray the tiny vintage car, and there’s more to see at _Tiler’s photostream via the link above.
Die meisten neuen Sets gibt es 2024 in der LEGO City Reihe. Hier erwarten uns gleich 25 Sets, wovon sieben zum neuen Space-Thema gehören, welches in allen Themenwelten ein paar Sets erhält. Außerdem gibt es eine neue Feuerwehrstation und eine Gefängnisinsel. Wie immer gibt es neben ein paar 4+ Sets viele Fahrzeuge, Gebäude sind wieder […]
For our latest Parts Festival we've added the bricks from LEGO® Ideas 21342 The Insect Collection to the collections of five amazing builders, and asked them to create original models. Welcome to Bug Fest!
Eine besonders große Welle wird 2024 bei LEGO Friends erscheinen. Wir bekommen hier 22 neue Sets in einer Preisspanne von 10 bis 200 Euro mit vielen neuen Minifiguren, Tieren und Pflanzen. So bekommen wir neue Blätter und neue Farn Elemente, welche doppelt so groß sind, wie die Alten. Neben der neuen Ziege in der Minifigurenserie […]
Erst kürzlich hat LEGO zum VIP-Wochenende doppelte LEGO Insiders-Punkte springen lassen, jetzt sind die Daten für die letzte Aktion des Jahres bekannt: Vom 08.12. – 12.12. erhaltet ihr im LEGO Onlineshop und den LEGO Stores doppelte Insiders-Punkte auf alle Einkäufe. Je nach Einkaufswert könnt ihr übrigens immer noch beide Weihnachts-GWPs abstauben! Alles Wissenswerte dazu haben […]
Last year's reboot of the LEGO® Friends theme was received with general acclaim. In this review I'll be exhibiting some of the new moulds found in the upcoming January 2024 wave. The parts are pulled from 42603 Stargazing Camping Vehicle, 42604 Heartlake City Shopping Mall, 42605 Mars Space Base and Rocket, 42608 Tiny Accessories Store (also known as Mini Boutique, apparently), 42620 Olly and Paisley's Family Houses and 42621 Heartlake City Hospital.
This examination will focus on the "normal" building parts and figure accessories, while leaving the new mini-doll parts for my upcoming set reviews.
Für die LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Reihe erhalten wir im Januar eine große Welle mit vielen neuen Sets, welche uns einige interessante Bauwerke liefern. In keinem der zehn Sets sind Minifiguren enthalten, dafür haben wir neben neuen Tieren auch einige Gegenstände. Jedes Set hat neben dem Hauptbauwerk auch zwei alternative Bauwerke, die man mit denselben Steinen […]
Nachdem LEGO das große LEGO Monkie Kid Megapolis Set vor einem Monat vorgestellt hat, wurden nun auch 3 weitere Sets veröffentlicht. Darunter haben wir zwei Mechs und wieder ein Set mit 3 Fahrzeugen, welche man untereinander modifizieren kann. In den neuen LEGO Monkie Kid Sets gibt es relativ wenige Minifiguren und auch was Schurken angeht, […]
Im Jahr 2024 wird LEGO weiterhin Polybags anbieten, die bei Sammlern und LEGO-Fans beliebt sind. Diese kleinen Beutel enthalten in der Regel ein spezielles LEGO-Set oder eine Miniaturversion eines größeren Sets. Polybags sind oft exklusiv und können nur in bestimmten Geschäften oder als Beigabe zu anderen LEGO-Produkten erhältlich sein. Es ist anzunehmen, dass LEGO im […]
“It was a rich cream colour, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hatboxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of windshields that mirrored a dozen suns”.
It was also – in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ – a Rolls Royce. However Baz Luhrmann, never one to let reality interrupt the stylised nature of his films, cast a 1929 Duesenberg Model J in his 2013 move adaptation, set in 1922.
Despite deviating from both the book and, er… time, the Duesenberg Model J was the perfect vehicle with which to represent the extraordinary opulence of the story’s titular character. The fastest and most expensive automobile of the time, the Duesenberg Model J was the car of choice for America’s ultra-wealthy, with bodywork created by any number of American or European coach-builders, a weight of up to three tons, and a straight-eight engine that could, if optionally supercharged in ‘SJ form’, make 400bhp.
This astounding model of the Duesenberg SJ used in 2013’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ is the work of the fantastically talented Adrian Drake and is – like its real-world counterpart – quite unfathomably long.
Measuring 144 studs from front to rear bumper, with a complete interior behind four opening doors, LED lighting, and the most intricate and incredible brick-built wheels we’ve ever seen, Adrian’s creation is fit for the most mysterious of 1920s millionaires.
It also wears a truly jaw-dropping body, created from a myriad of overlapping bricks, plates and tiles, that can only be accomplished when building at a scale as large as this.
A stunning collection of imagery reveals Adrian’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Duesenberg SJ in phenomenal detail, and you can find it – along with the builder’s other works – on Flickr. Click the link above to take a ride across 1920s New York, and here to see the real movie car doing just that in Baz Lurhmann’s gloriously over-the-top film interpretation.
It’s time! After a period lost in space, and with the Elves that managed not to become German-Shepherd-snacks safely back at TLCB Towers, we can reveal the brand new for 2024 LEGO Technic line-up. And it’s such a good one…
42163 Heavy-Duty Bulldozer
LEGO have released several Technic bulldozers over the years, with recent incarnations being large enough to actually bulldoze. However we kick-off the 2024 Technic range with one that marks its entry point, the lovely 42163 Heavy-Duty Bulldozer.
Aimed at ages 7+ and with under 200 pieces, 42163 is the best starter set we’ve had in a long time, and includes rotating tracks plus a neat worm-gear driven blade elevation mechanism, controlled via a cog on the roof. A few System parts add realism and – joy – it needs no stickers whatsoever. Top work LEGO.
42164 Off-Road Race Buggy
The excellentness continues with the second new Technic set for 2024, the 42164 Off-Road Race Buggy. Aimed at ages 8+, the 219-piece ORRB looks a bit like ‘RC’ from ‘Toy Story’, and it seems LEGO have remembered more than just that computer-animated movie from 1995, having equipped 42164 with proper mechanical functionality that we thought they’d all but forgotten in recent starter sets.
Harking back to those mid-’90s Technic sets, 42164 includes working rear suspension via a single-shock, a miniature V4 piston engine turned by the rear wheels, opening doors, and – more unusually – tilt steering (like a skateboard).
The set also features good visual details, some almost comically generic stickers (what should be written on the side of a buggy if not ‘buggy’?), and some rather non-off-roady tyres, but overall we think the 42164 ORRB looks great, presenting another fine way for newcomers to begin Technic building…
42166 NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team & 42169 NEOM McLaren Formula E Team
…unlike these two. OK, that’s a little unfair, because LEGO do seem to have got their head around ‘Pull-Backs’ after some dismal efforts, with recent sets being visually appealing and bringing some unusual licenses to the range. 2024 continues this trend with the 42166 NEOM McLaren Extreme E Team and 42169 NEOM McLaren Formula E Team sets.
Aimed at ages 7+ and 9+ respectively, the new sets recreate two of McLaren’s non-F1 race teams, both of which are electrically-powered. Each does a decent job of reflecting its real-world counterpart, although via the assistance of a million stickers, whilst the 452-piece 42169 Formula E car (the most pieces for a Pull-Back ever?) also includes working steering alongside the obligatory kinetic motor. Operating this whilst deploying the aforementioned motor is probably the trickiest thing you’ll ever do however…
42167 Mack LR Electric Garbage Truck
The electric and officially-licensed trend continues with the next new addition to the 2024 Technic range, the superb-looking 42167 Mack LR Electric Garbage Truck.
Constructed from just over 500 pieces and aimed at ages 8+, 42167 resembles a miniaturised version of the 42078 Mack Anthem B-Model, and features some lovely mechanical functions, including working steering, a side-mounted bin emptying mechanism, and a tipping compactor, all controlled by hand via various cogs.
Wearing thoroughly excellent messaging and with a few new parts too, 42167 could be the pick of the range when it reaches stores early next year.
42168 John Deere 9700 Forage Harvester
Away from the starter sets and things are getting bigger, although not by much. This is the 42168 John Deere 9700 Forage Harvester, a 559-piece replica of the ‘self propelled forage harvester’ fitted with ‘ProStream Cropflow’ and ‘XStream KPTM’, according to the excerpts we took from John Deere’s website. We’re not really sure what any of that means, nor that 42168 needed to be an officially licensed set, but we suppose it’s nice to have the added authenticity.
Working rear steering and an elevating and spinning harvesting header (via many yellow cogs linked to a small jockey wheel on the ground) are the working features, which is actually a little less than the smaller 42167 Mack and 42164 ORRB. Still, if ‘Farming Simulator’ is your thing, then the 42168 Forage Harvester may be your cream of the crop when it reaches stores alongside the rest of the 2024 Technic range in January.
42170 Kawasaki Ninja H2R
The final new Technic set in our H1 2024 preview is this, the 42170 Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Yup, LEGO have partnered with another motorcycle manufacturer following their successful collaborations with BMW Motorrad, Yamaha, Harley Davidson, and Ducati, bringing Kawaski’s legendary Ninja to the Technic line-up.
In doing so, 42170 doesn’t actually bring anything new to the Technic Superbike genre beyond the new partnership, but it does offer as much in the way of working functionality as its predecessors, with working steering and suspension, a foot-peg operated two-speed plus neutral gearbox, and a piston engine buried somewhere inside the frame.
Aimed at ages 10+ and with 643 pieces, the 42170 Kawasaki Ninja H2R will join the rest of the 2024 Technic line-up in stores early next year, which – in case you missed it – includes a few new additions we really weren’t expecting.
Let us know your favourite new 2024 Technic set in the comments. Us? We’ll be picking up the trash in the 42167 Mack LE Electric Garbage Truck. Although… there is one set number as yet unfilled…
LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack-Fans & Army Builder aufgepasst! Wir haben erste Bilder zum LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper & Battle Droid Battle Pack, welches zum 1. Januar 2024 mit ganzen 9 Figuren in di Läden kommt! Weiterhin gibt es Bilder und Infos zum Crimson Firehawk aus den Young Jedi Adventures, welche wir euch natürlich […]
Today I'm taking a look at LEGO® Monkie Kid 80054 Megapolis City 5th Anniversary, which contains some very interesting new pieces, and even a new LEGO colour!
The end of the ’60s seemed to mark the death of the American Dream. Picked up by Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’, he drove his Chevy to the levy, but the levy was dry. If Don was disillusioned by Americana in 1971, how much further it has declined since then.
Yet the 1960s – and the American Dream found within them, its loss lamented by Don – are nevertheless worth celebrating, as successive generations cling on to a memory they never had.
No where is this more true than in automobiles, where new generations preserve and salute classic cars and trucks from an era in which they were not part, such as this fantastic 1966 Chevrolet C10 pick-up truck by Jakub Marcisz.
Complete with opening doors, hood and tailgate, working steering, and a brilliantly executed body, Jakub’s C10 has TLCB Team romanticising about the decade of civil rights, the space race, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the assassination of JFK, race riots, Stonewall…
Perhaps then, the American dream was as flawed and unreachable for most in the 1960s as it is today, and Don’s ‘American Pie’ could have been applied just as pertinently a decade earlier. The cars though, like Jakub’s superb ’66 Chevy, surely were America’s automotive high-point.
Im Trubel der aktuellen 2024er LEGO-Neuheiten etwas untergegangen hat LEGO letzte Woche mehr oder weniger inkognito die LEGO Marvel 76285 Spider-Man Maske offiziell vorgestellt. Mittlerweile auch im LEGO Onlineshop gelistet, erscheint das Set am 01.01.2024 zur UVP vom 69,99 Euro und wird auch bei weiteren Händlern erhältlich sein. Alle Infos und Bilder zum Set findet […]
Pünktlich einige Tage vor dem angekündigten Erscheinungsdatum lag das aktuelle LEGO Star Wars Magazin im Briefkasten. Wenn ihr das Blog verfolgt, wusstet ihr schon, welcher Minibuild dieses Mal dabei sein wird. Die Limited Edition Sammelkarte Nummer 5 zeigt General Grievous und ergänzt eure Sammlung um eine weitere Karte in der nun schon vierten LEGO Star […]