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Review LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time

This time LEGOⓇ brings us the characters of the CARTOON NETWORK™ series Adventure Time.

This project, which was originally designed by the LEGO Ideas member Ludovic Piraud, also known in the AFOL community as aBetterMonkey, got 10,000 followers and was later selected to become the next official LEGO Ideas set - LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time.

Review LEGO 70901 The Batman Movie Mr. Freeze Ice Attack

LEGO will release the new LEGO Batman movie next February. For this reason LEGO has launched a new line inspired by the film. It is really curious to be able to build a set based on a film that has not yet been released and that you can only get an idea about from the trailers.

We will review the set 70901 Mr. Freeze Ice Attack that places us in a Gotham City Energy Facility under the attack of Mr. Freeze and in which the dark knight appears to save the guard and to stop the plans of Mr. Freeze.

The LEGO® Batman Movie: review 70912 Arkham Asylum

With the release of the new LEGO® Batman film, the LEGO group launches new sets based on the DC characters.

On this occasion, we bring you the review of set 70912 Arkham Asylum.

Prior to this edition, LEGO already released two sets related to Arkham Asylum: set 7785 (2006) consisting of 838 pieces and 7 minifigs, and set 10937 (2012) with 1584 pieces and 8 minifigs.

The new set 70912 consists of 1628 pieces and 12 minifigs. When opening the box we find bags numbered 1 to 8, an instruction booklet and a sheet of stickers.

The set consists of a central building, two wings that go out on each side of the main building, a watchtower and a police car.

 

 

New issue available: HBM026

Issue 026 of HispaBrick Magazine® — the free magazine made by and for fans of LEGO® constructions — is now available.

In this issue you will find a lot of the information we obtained from several LEGO departments thanks to the LEGO Fan Media Days, interviews to brick artists Sean Kenney and Chris McVeigh, author of The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book.

In our TopMoc section we have a look at Steampunk constructions. You will also learn about the Polish RLUG Zbudujmy.to and we have a couple of articles on our presence at events like the Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend.

Of course we have our usual tutorials on WeDo and MILS and we analyse some of the latest LEGO sets like the Caterham Seven 620R, the Yellow Submarine and the Winter Holiday Train.

The HispaBrick Magazine team would like to take this opportunity to wish you a merry holiday season and we hope you enjoy this issue

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10254 Winter Holiday Train

Climb aboard the magical Winter Holiday Train!

Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.

 

10254 Winter Holiday Train10254 Winter Holiday Train

Ages 12+.  734 pieces.

US $99.99 - CA $129.99 - DE 89.99€ - UK £69.99 - DK 799.00 DKK

 

HispaBrick Magazine proudly presents: issue 025

As you can see from the cover image, in this issue, we take the 42056 Porsche GT3 RS for a spin. This “Ultimate” Technic set has generated a lot of expectation, and wanted to tell you to what extent the hype is merited.

You will also be able to read an article by the creator of a series of Star Wars Maxifigs and, in line with the team, our take on the Battle of Hoth UCS. You can also read about our Star Wars layout (and other themed displays) at our event in Mungia.

In our TOPMOC section, we look at some inspiring sailboats. We also visited Nathan Sawaya’s exhibition “The Art of the Brick”.

Have you seen the updated WeDo 2.0 robotics set. HispaBrick Magazine takes a look at how it compares to its predecessor to show you what you can expect and whether or not you may want to update to the latest form factor.

Of course there are tons of other articles, including instructions for an additional WeDo 2.0 model, reviews of a number of iconic sets and of course the comic strip Desmontados.

We believe this edition was worth the wait and we look forward to hearing what you think of it.

 

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The Ideal Order

The Ideal OrderThe ideal order is a novel written by Christoph Bartneck, up to know he has been known as the author behind the LEGO minifigure catalogs.

This time, with the idea of creating a sorting method for LEGO pieces, Christoph Bartneck relates to us the day to day of Dr. Rob Park: father of two little girls, a man with marital problems, problems associated with his academic career and how to find a new way of being for himself, his LEGO collection and for his family.

LEGO 75098 Assault on Hoth™

75098 Assault on Hoth™

Ages 12+.  2,144 pieces.

US $249.99 - CA $299.99 - DE 249.99€ - UK £219.99 - DK 2199.00 DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO 75098         LEGO 75098

 

LEGO 75098

HispaBrick Magazine 024 available

hbm024Issue 024 of HispaBrick Magazine®, the magazine for fans of LEGO® constructions is now available. In this issue we have a look at the work The arvo Brothers have done, presenting their ALIEN project in book form, we interview Michał Kazmierczak (migalart) in our section Great Creators, designers like Lennart Cort and Kevin Hinkle Community Manager of LEGO® Community Engagement (LCE).

We also bring you a new instalment of Building trees, related to the MILS system and tutorials on MINDSTORMS and LEGO® WeDo.

We analyse a number of recent sets, including the Brick Bank, the Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarter and Doctor Who as well as sets like the Heavy-Haul Train and the Imperial Star Destroyer

Don’t miss our articles on the HispaBrick Magazine Event 2015 and our presence at the first Skaerbaek Fan Weekend 2015 as well as our Pillars of the Community LUGNET and Hoth Bricks.

This and much more that we are sure you will like. We hope you enjoy this issue!

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HBM023 is available!

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Summer is over for most of us and it is time to get back to our routines, and what better way to do so than with a new issue of HispaBrick Magazine®.

For us, this issue has been a new challenge after our friend Carlos left and we hope we have done a reasonable job taking over his responsibilities. Our annual event is also just round the corner, so stay suned to our website.

This issue is also a celebration. Panzerbricks celebrates its 7th anniversary, we have a closer look at SBrick, we interview the Australian LUG “MUGs”, Oton Ribic gives some sound advice for Trial Truck construction, Anika Vuurzoon / Anika Brandsma presents the new Elves theme in a very special fashion, and of course we have our usual tutorials, book and set and the Desmontados comic strip..

Once again, we thank all our collaborators and the HispaBrick Magazine Team for the efforts they are making in this new stage. Welcome back!

HispaBrick Magazine 022 is available

The latest edition of HispaBrick Magazine®, the magazine for fans of LEGO® constructions, is now available. In this issue you will find some extraordinary medieval constructions by Cesar Soares, the creative process of the science fiction genius Pierre-E. Fieschi or how to create the japanese dolls by Mike Dung, and you will learn a little more about Paul Vermeesch, another one of the Great Creators of the world.

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Yun Mi Antorini offers us exclusive insight into the results of a study conducted by LEGO about the life of its fans. Marcos Bessa, senior LEGO designer, explains how a set is developed and we enter into the very heart of the LEGO House to learn more about the evolution of this project.

Our by now classical tutorials on MINDSTORMS y LEGO® WeDo are of course present. We analyse several of the latest novelties, like the Tie Fighter UCS, the Kwik-E-Mart and a complete analysis of the new Jurassic Park theme.

Our comic artist Arqu medes pays tribute to our editor in chief, Carlos Méndez, who, after 22 issues at the helm of the magazine, has decided to take a break and spend more time doing what he loves: building MOCs. The HispaBrick Magazine editorial staff can never thank Carlos enough for all these years of dedication to the magazine. We hope to live up to your expectations, starting with the next issue, which will come out in September.

Thank you Carlos!

You can download your free copy of this issue here: HBM022

 

Review LEGO Creator Toy & Grocery Shop 31036

LEGO 31036This is the LEGO Creator 31036 Toy & Grocery Shop, which combined with LEGO Creator 31026 Bike Shop & Cafe will allow us to complete our city with a shopping area. This is a 3 in 1 set, and we will be able to build a post office, or a newsstand instead of the grocery and toy shop.

HBM021 is available

The latest issue of HispaBrick Magazine is available! Good reading for this Christmas season …

In this issue, Julian Charity, Part Design CAE engineer, explains how  the new pieces used in LEGO sets are developed, and Keith David Severson will tell us something about his task in the CEE Team.

We will tell you the story of LEGO Therapy and their work to help children with autism spectrum disorders. Great creators like Jarek Książczyk (Jerac), Pawel "Sariel" Kmieć, Kosmas Santosa (KOS brick), Matthias Riedel (Blacktron2011), Oton Ribic, Paulo Castanho and Sebastian Zaberca (zaberca) show us their creations, in many different themes, from Star Wars(TM), to ALIENS, City, Technic and many more...

Our collaborators keep offering tutorials on MINDSTORMS and WeDO, MINILAND Character Builds and reviews of the latest sets and books related to LEGO constructions. We have coverage of the HispaBrick Magazine Event 2014, Brickcon 2014 and LEGO Fan Weekend 2014.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!

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LEGO® Architecture: The visual Guide

 

 

LEGO® Architecture: The visual Guide

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Editorial: Dorling Kindersley™

Language: Inglés

Size: 260.35 x 260.35mm

Pages: 232

 

LEGO® Architecture: The visual Guide

 

 

Written by Philip Wilkinson in collaboration with Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide shows the different artists, builders and inspirations responsible for the LEGO Architecture series.

It is an elegant hardcover book which comes in a protective case and along its 232 pages, shows us the 22 series models, from 2008 to the present days.

 

Review: The LEGO Neighborhood Book

The LEGO® neighborhood book

By Otum

If you are someone who likes the modular buildings theme, if you are one of those who wonder what would happen if you decide to make your own modular building, or who thinks LEGO should do this or that building, even if you are someone who thinks the interior of modular buildings is poor, this is your book !!

Brian and Jason Lyles have decided to publish this book dedicated to the world of modular buildings, but more importantly, dedicated to the amateur people to lose the fear of making their own designs. It is a 200 pages book in landscape format, softcover, full of what every LEGO fan wants, images, therefore it’s not a dense book, in contrast, is very easy to use, as the index already guides the reader directly to the point that you'd be interested in.

It is structured in six episodes, starting with the basics and ending with what everyone wants, the building instructions. The first three chapters introduce the reader to the world of modular buildings, explaining the standard used by LEGO to design them, such as the pattern used for sidewalks. Then it gets into the design process, as it can be the choice of color, or the building style, etc. And finally talks about the pieces, which pieces to use, how you get them, etc ... and the most important thing, to imagine the world around us made of parts and display it, it shows several examples of everyday elements and the astonishing resemblance that is achieved by using the right parts.

After the more general part, the book focuses on the details, and interiors. For the most eager of you, yes, there are some building instructions in this part. What to say about the details section, is not left any detail to be commented and contribute with ideas, from rooftops and cornices to lampposts and traffic lights (there are instructions of a traffic light model), going with plants, newspaper dispensers and even scaffolds.

From the point of view of the interior, the chapter is divided into the different parts of the house, the living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, etc... Here are several tips and assembly instructions, being the chapter finished with the details and interiors of commercial buildings, as they can be a restaurant or a bank.

The next chapter is the one dedicated to what, for many, is the importance of the book, building instructions, but first, a small gallery of several buildings assembled by the authors, and a little reminder to minimodulars. The building instructions show two structures, the first is a drugstore with an included loading dock for deals. On the ground floor is the drugstore itself, and the first and second floor are the apartment of the owner of the drugstore. The second building instructions are a great idea, especially for those little lazy ones, for fans who want to show their modular buildings or for those who simply want to fill their diorama with several different buildings but do not care so much about the inside. In these instructions a standard, general and simple structure is built, without any details, and then the instructions of three façades of different style are shown, which are added to the standard building resulting in totally different buildings. As said, it’s great to have lots of choices quickly.

Definitely, a great book that every modular buildings fan or those who want to start in this world should have. Book made of high quality, both paper and structuring and image. And do not forget, lose the fear and build your own city!!