Check This Out! Barad-dûr By Swan Dutchman

I admit that after reading The Fellowship Of The Rings I had little interest in reading the rest of the trilogy. It’s something I’ll probably revisit someday, when I’ve been awake for several days and need something guaranteed to put me out. My wife convinced me to go the see the films though and I’ve quite enjoyed those over the years.

While I might not be the biggest Tolkien fan, I certainly appreciate a great build. Swan Dutchman‘s tower is built scaled down on to a 48 x 48 baseplate, but it’s huge in detail.
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HEY LEGO! Where’s My…? Boba Fett (Animation Version)

Most Boba Fettishists are probably well aware of the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter’s debut in an animated segment of the Star Wars Holiday Special back in 1978. If you weren’t aware of this, then the image above may look a bit confusing. I’d suggest setting aside 100 minutes you’re cool with never getting back and finding a link to the special on YouTube or elsewhere. Just be prepared to hate Star Wars, yourself and me for suggesting it. Then come back and read on…
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Check This Out! It Took A Lot Of Hammers To Build That Wall

There is a lot to like about this relatively small, build. The shaping of the base is nicely done, the book-ended rock work makes good use of BURPs and there is a lot of great SNOT work around the gate. The highlight of the build is the wall section that is constructed from a whole lot of Mjolnir’s with their tops facing out. It’s a wonderful effect and an excellent use of headlight bricks and hammers.
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Exclusive LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Collection Available @ TRU

Starting today, October 6th, you can get this awesome four pack of crazy LEGO Batman suit variants when you purchase $75 in LEGO at Toys R Us Canada ($50 in the US). They do have a few LEGO sales going on that I’ve pictured below to help you get up to that total, though it’s pretty easy to spend $75 on LEGO at TRU.
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Creations For Charity 2017 Now Accepting Donations

Creations For Charity is a wonderful organization that raises money to buy LEGO sets for underprivileged children across many countries during the holidays. This money is raised through the auctioning of custom LEGO creations by builders worldwide. I’m proud to have been able to donate creations in the past and I’d encourage anyone that is able to pledge a custom creation, feel free to do so right at this link.
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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Review

The latest LEGO movie has arrived on the big screen and it has some big, brick-built shoes to fill. The LEGO Movie caught many off guard when it arrived in 2014. It garnered almost universal praise amongst critics and audiences alike and earned nearly $470 million dollars worldwide. Just this past February, The LEGO Batman Movie earned over $300 million and similarly high praise. So how does The LEGO Ninjago Movie compare to its illustrious predecessors? Well, I have some thoughts…
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Check This Out! Ant-Man Helmet by Brickatecture

When I was looking for a couple MOCs to spotlight last week, I stumbled on this fantastic Ant-Man Helmet by Brickatecture. If you’ve seen my builds, you know I’m big into usable props and wearable LEGO items. After looking at this build, I contacted the builder to see if they’d humour me in taking a picture with the helmet on. What’s the sense in building something you can wear and not wearing it!
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NYCC Exclusive Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett & Han In Carbonite 2-Pack

The mystery set of Star Wars BrickHeadz teased in the last couple days has been revealed as the legendary bounty hunter and his ultimate… bounty. I wish I could say this was great news, but I’m in the same boat as the vast, VAST majority of fans in that I’ll unfortunately never have this set due to its extreme exclusivity, but there may be hope yet…
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