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.
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Brickplate.com’s Lego news roundup for the week of 4/1/13
- Is Lego planning to release — gasp! — a 3-D printer? (Hint: this news broke on April 1st.) Of course, this would be totally awesome IRL. [The Sociable]
- Lego will pull set #9516, Jabba’s Palace, from store shelves following accusations of racism. [The Huffington Post]
- With manufacturing plants already in Denmark, eastern Europe and Mexico, the company will open another one in China, come 2014. [The Massachusetts Republican]
- A bunch of Lego toys, having spent some time on the International Space Station, returned to Earth last week. No word on whether parents stepped all over them or not. [NBC News]
- We’re kind of surprised this hasn’t happened yet: plans are underway for the world’s first official Lego museum. [Salon]
- …and the world’s first Lego hotel opens this week. [The Press-Enterprise]
Our CUUSOO Pick of the Week — LEGO Town Mini-Shops!
Designed by pekko (http://lego.cuusoo.com/profile/Pekko), the Mini Shop series is a wonderfully-executed sub-theme for LEGO City, based on real brands (Starbucks, Apple, 7-Eleven and McDonald’s are seen above) and built on 8×16 baseplates. The insides feature awesome details, like stocked shelves and branded coffee cups (the use of 1×1 cones here is particularly clever). The project already has more than 8,750 supporters — and with 1,250 more LEGO will begin to consider it. Click through on the picture for more details!
Select Toys “R” Us stores to host a special Lego Friends building event March 23rd
My LEGO mosaic version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is heading to Rockefeller Center today!
My first build of 2013: the starship Enterprise.
It suddenly hit me why I bought all those Lego X-Pods back in the mid-2000’s: it’s because I thought the saucer parts would make for great primary hulls on Constitution-class ships from Star Trek.
It’s taken me this long to put together a version of the Enterprise, seen in the motion pictures; there’s about 50 pieces in this bad boy.
One more redux of my Lego room — the last one for 2012.
Cleaned Lego bricks
Cleaned Lego bricks, a photo by brickplate on Flickr.