- The newest LEGO attraction — Legoland Discovery Center Westchester in Yonkers, NY — will host its first-ever AFOL event on Thursday, May 2, and it looks like it’ll happen every month. An Adult Fan of LEGOs dream come true, to be sure! (Westchester.com)
- The company releases yet ANOTHER $199 set, and this one is pretty awesome: the Tower of Orthanc from Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers. (GMA News)
- “There are no ballpoint grenade pens, no wrist-mounted dart guns, no Aston Martins tricked out with smoke screens, bulletproof glass, revolving license plates or ejector seats. Still, the geek-approved contraptions at Lego’s research-and-development facility in Billund, Denmark, are as covetable as anything cooked up by Q Branch.” So begins Smithsonian magazine’s fascinating feature, “How Lego Is Constructing the Next Generation of Engineers.”
- If you missed the Ultimate Collector’s Series X-Wing the first time around, it’s being re-released — or, more accurately, updated — later this month. Fingers crossed for a UCS Millennium Falcon reboot!!! (GMA News)
- Pre-order the forthcoming LEGO Marvel SuperHeroes video game and you could get some neat bonuses. (Game Revolution)
- CNET Australia interviews the only LEGO Certified Professional in the land down under.
- According to one researcher, “the average LEGO brick can be used 37,112 times.” (Geek Blog)
Tag Archives: gaming
Alas, it doesn’t play “Duck Hunt”
AFOL and expert builder chiukeung is famously known for his recent Apple II build, but his rendition of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console — right down to the controllers, “Zapper” shooter and, yes, playing cartridges should get kudos as well.