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I Custom-Ordered Myself as a LEGO

LEGO is trying out a new thing called the Minifigure Factory, where you can custom-design and buy your own LEGO mini-figures. It’s only in the Beta right now, and I don’t think it’s open to everybody. I got an invite in a recent LEGO newsletter and for sure I was going to try it out! They only had some limited design options, but I managed to make a pretty good version of myself.

I definitely don’t have that kind of volume in my hair anymore

They got the design of the shirts I wear, including a little graphic to add a pocket, pen and ink splotch. They got the beard and glasses. They don’t let you pick the color or design of the arms, which is a shame. But perhaps things will get better when it opens for real. For now, I’ve got a LEGO me, and he’s pretty neat. Is adorning my office desk for the time being, because if I take him home, I’m probably gonna dress him up like a Ghostbuster or put him in a mech or something.

At the very least, I definitely recommend LEGO’s Minifigure Factory for a good time.

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6 Other Transformers Who Need to be LEGO

The LEGO Optimus Prime was released today and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. This is a set that’s existed in my wildest dreams, something I mentioned in a LEGO want list years ago. A LEGO Transformer that actually transforms? The future is now!

You will be mine

But Optimus Prime should just be the start. I don’t see why LEGO can’t do a whole line of these Transformers. It’s going to cost some money for the licensing, but this is a world we all want to inhabit. And I just so happen to have a list of Transformers I’d like to see turned into LEGO. Is this also a list of my favorite Transformers? Yeah, maybe.

Join me after the jump for six Transformers that need to follow Optimus Prime in getting big, fancy, fully transformable LEGO sets!

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Hold All the Horses, LEGO Has Made a Transforming Optimus Prime

Those mad geniuses at LEGO have pulled off another miracle. They’re producing an Optimus Prime LEGO set that fully transforms from robot to truck. And not by disassembling the model and rebuilding it. They found a way transform him without taking anything apart; and it’s similar to the original toy transformation as well!

Roll freakin’ out!

Oh man, what a joy to behold. You can check out more pictures and information at the official LEGO site. I’m buying this baby as soon as I can — and I already just spent a bunch of money on that LEGO Tallneck from Horizon Forbidden West! C’mon, LEGO! Cut me some slack!

But yeah, this baby looks gorgeous. The detail is fine, the cool factor is through the roof and the fact that it can transform is unbelievable. Some knock-off brick brand made Transformers a couple of years ago. And here comes LEGO to show them how it’s really done.

LEGO Optimus Prime comes out on June 1, only a couple of weeks away. I’ll be out of town on that day, so I’ll have to hope I can snag a copy sometime later. The whole thing is going to cost $170, which is fine by me. Just give me transforming LEGO Optimus Prime!

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6 Other Video Game LEGO Sets I Want to See

I had a bit of an adventure this past weekend trying to get my hands on the LEGO set of the Horizon: Forbidden West Tallneck. I had to go out of town to the nearest LEGO store, only to quickly learn that it was also a big day for new Star Wars LEGO and a huge line had formed even before the store opened! Suffice to say, I did not get my Tallneck…

This big, beautiful boy arrives in the mail today!

…at the store. I just went home and immediately ordered it on Amazon for the exact same price, with free shipping. So I’ll be getting the LEGO Tallneck this week no problem! I think it’s great that LEGO is branching out into more video game sets. They’ve done some recently for Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and I own a couple of the Overwatch sets. This is hopefully the start of even more LEGO sets from video games!

Join me after the jump for more video game-themed LEGO sets I want to see in the future.

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Look at This Big, Beautiful LEGO Boy!

I’ve reached a point in my love of LEGO that seeing a good set can take my breathe away. Such was the case with this new LEGO Tallneck set from Horizon Zero Dawn, a really awesome video game for the Playstation. Just look at this big, beautiful boy!

So much detail, so much perfection, so many little accessories; this thing is a work of art. It helps that I absolutely loved the Horizon Zero Dawn game and can’t wait to play the sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, which comes out today. The game isn’t a day-one buy, but I will immediately snatch up this LEGO set when it comes out at the end of May.

I’m just amazed at the level of detail and the finely designed pieces. It’s just so damn beautiful! And it’s only going to set me back $80, which isn’t half bad. Now I just gotta be patient and snag a box when the time is right!

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