Archive for January, 2012

Kinect Star Wars Trailer

January 31, 2012

So incredibly awesome and hilarious.

Via Joystiq.

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Lego Lord of the Rings Gollum Poster and more Minifigures Revealed

January 30, 2012

So bright… so beautiful… ah, Precious. We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious Lego Gollum and the sneaky little hobbitses.

Via FBTB.

New Side-Scroller Mario Coming to 3DS in the Next Fiscal Year

January 27, 2012

 

Yes it’s true. Nintendo is working on a new Super Mario side-scrolling 2D platformer for the 3DS and plan on launching it in the next fiscal year (before March 2013)! Here is the quote:

“We are planning to release a totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D as a key title for the Nintendo 3DS in the next fiscal year.”

What will it be? I don’t know! But it certainly makes me happy knowing that a new Mario is on it’s way.

Via The Nintendo 3DS Blog.

Lego + Adventurers + Steampunk + Classic Monsters + Apocalypse = Monster Fighters

January 25, 2012

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When I first heard about Lego’s new set line, Monster Fighters, I blew it off thinking it sounded kinda stupid. Then I saw the monsters, and they looked rather promising, but I wasn’t sold on them alone. THEN I saw the “Monster Fighters”… I think I’ll let the epicness speak for itself.

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But I can’t let the epicness speak for itself! Look at them! They are the Adventurers with Steampunk body parts from a post-apocalyptic world! As if amazing minifigs wasn’t enough, check out these preliminary set images! Once again, no one seems to have been sneaky enough to get pics of the final ones that were shown at the toy fair in London, but I will be sure to post them if I find any. All the titles sound fishy to me, so don’t count on them being permanent.

9461 The Swamp Monster

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9462 Mummie

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9463 Were Wolf

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9464 Vampire Hearse

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And yes, that is a guy in a suit wearing a bowler hat with a robotic leg wielding a musketeer sword riding a motorcycle attacking a vampire riding a hot rod with a chauffeur.

9465 The Zombies

(No image. Just think about what it might contain!)

9466 Frankenstein

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9467 Ghost Train

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9468 Vampire Castle

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So yes, I believe that Monster Fighters might be Lego’s most intriguing non-licensed brands in a long while. Essentially, Lego + Adventurers + Steampunk + Classic Monsters + Apocalypse = Monster Fighters.

Via FBTB.

New Details on Animal Crossing 3DS

January 25, 2012

  • playing as mayor allows you to decorate the village
  • add benches or street lamps, among other things
  • you’ll be accompanied by a secretary
  • this character looks like a dog
  • seems she’s quite clumsy as well
  • she’ll walk around with a clipboard and point out town areas that look good and bad
  • design every aspect of your houses, even the mailbox and fence color
  • have furniture redesigned and reupholstered
  • separate top and bottom outfit designs
  • village is now much bigger and has separate sections
  • beach area is now bigger and can be accessed by following a path
  • swim in the water as well
  • cross the railroad tracks and visit what’s beyond
  • this area offers new shopping spots and a fancy street with model homes
  • model homes are empty house designs that are there to inspire your own home decor
  • everytime you StreetPass someone, their house will be added to the model home section
  • Tom Nook is in charge of the model homes
  • villages will also have wishing wells

Via GoNintendo.

The Fellowship of the Ring in LEGO!!! And a Bunch of Other Lego LOTR News!

January 24, 2012

I saw this, and… I pooped my pants. OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!! Look at the one ring to rule them all! Look at the adorable little hobbitses with their little specially printed shirts and sculpted hair! Look at Gimli and Gandalf in all there glory! And Aragorn, Boromir, and the ever elvishly epic Legolas. They all look soooooooo perfect!

Aside from the overly drool worthy fellowship of the ring, we also have information on all the sets in the first wave of the Lord of the Rings line thanks to a toy fair going on in London. I’ve looked through a couple of sources with great descriptions and have made the following guide with information on the 7 announced Lord of the Rings sets. Currently, there are no leaked images of the final sets (aside from this overhead shot that nets a small glipse), but I will post them if I find any. Without further ado, check it out.

9469, Gandalf Arrives: 2 minifigs: Gandalf and Frodo. Gandalf on horse and cart with fireworks and snake in the back. The smallest set in the line.

9470, Shelob Attacks: 3 minifigs: Frodo, Samwise, and Gollum. Gollum looked great, hunched over with movable arms, a bit like skeleton arms but different. Shelob the spider looks fantastic and scary!

9471, Uruk-Hai Army: 6 minifigs: Eomer, Rohan soldier and 4 Urak-Hai. The set consists of a small section of wall, a horse with moving legs and a small siege machine. The wall can be joined to the Helms Deep castle.

9476, The Orc Forge: 5 orcs with a forge, various metalworking tools and weapons. Similar in looks to the Lego Dwarves Mine… but with orcs instead of dwarves.

9472, Attack on Weathertop: 5 minifigs: Frodo, Merry, Aragorn and two Ringwaiths on horseback. The set builds a small section of Weathertop with spiral staircase and ruins at the top.

9473, The Mines of Moria: 7 minifigs: Pippin, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir, a cave troll and two Moria orcs. The set builds a selection of sub-assemblies for mine walls, doors, pedestals etc.

9474, The Battle of Helm’s Deep: 8 minifigs: Gimli, King Theoden, Haldir, Aragorn and 4 Urak-Hai warriors. The castle itself is fairly substantial, complete with the ‘side door’ used to gain entry.

Via FBTB.

Hyrulecraft: Ocarina of Time reproduced in Minecraft

January 21, 2012

Holy cow.

Via Joystiq.

There and Back Again: A Lego Tale of Mr. Bilbo Baggins – Part 2

January 20, 2012

Flies and Spiders
Barrels out of Bond
A Warm Welcome
Inside Information
Fire and Water
Gathering of the Clouds
The Clouds Burst

Blake Baer continues and finishes his series of Lego Hobbit scenes with these epic bunches of bricks. Lego Lord of the Rings seems to be the topic of choice as of late. Click on each of the bigger models for more images and check out Part 1 here.

Via The Brothers Brick.

Lego Lord of the Rings Legolas Poster

January 19, 2012

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Again Lego? Really? You are going as far as teasing me with Legolas (with awesome elf hair)? Just wow.

Via The Brothers Brick.

Lego Marvel Sets Coming in April + A New Pic!

January 14, 2012

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Lego has just announced in their newest Lego Club magazine that the Marvel sets will be coming in April with this image showing the final minifigs for Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Wolverine. Iron Man’s head is a bit big, Hulk is EPIC, Captain America needs some wings on his helmet (of course they are being movie accurate-ish though), and Wolverine’s claws look AWESOME.

Seriously Lego. Please. Stop. You are creating too much awesomeness.

Via FBTB.