Behold my arts & crafts capabilities! With a kitchen knife and some sandpaper, I made a custom Voort “Piggy” saBinring LEGO mini-figure just for kicks and giggles!
How did this come about? Well let me share the tale!
On Jan. 1, LEGO released a new set for Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing. It was a bit smaller and a bit cheaper than usual, and seeing as how I’m on a real LEGO kick these days, I snagged me a copy. But I already have a mini-figure of Luke in his orange pilot jumpsuit; I don’t need another one. So I got it in my head to make a custom mini-figure of my favorite Wraith Squadron character, Piggy!
I knew there existed a Gamorrean Guard mini-figure. What I didn’t realize was that this thing was an entire body armor piece. I just wanted the head. So I got a sharp knife and some sandpaper and simply…cut off all the extra body and shoulder armor. I whittled it down to just the head and put it on top of the Luke jumpsuit body. And just my luck, the big Gamorrean head just barely fits into the new X-Wing cockpit.
So this isn’t exactly some marvel of engineering. I just did a little work and can now pat myself on the back for a custom LEGO character.
There exists only two LEGO X-Men sets. This is appalling. Once upon a time, Marvel’s CEO was royally annoyed at the X-Men because the movie rights were owned by FOX Studios, so no X-Men products were being made. But all of that is settled. Marvel and Disney own the X-Men again. So why haven’t they worked out more LEGO X-Men sets?
There are a ton of LEGO Marvel sets in general…but they’re starting to repeat themselves. Everything has either Spider-Man or Carnage or Venom in it. And there are only so many times you can give Spider-Man a new monster truck or helicopter before it becomes ridiculous. How many Hulkbusters does Iron Man need? How many themed motorcycles can they make? The time has come for Marvel and LEGO to embrace the wide world of the X-Men and give the people what they want!
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Have you heard of this thing? LEGO and Star Wars are putting out a silly new holiday special on Tuesday. It seems to involve Rey traveling through time and running into various characters, including everybody’s favorite, Baby Yoda.
Looks…watchable? Maybe? I don’t know. I don’t watch any of the LEGO Star Wars animated stuff. Seems focused on kids, while also trying to ape the humor of the big screen LEGO movies. But hey. We’re all fans of Star Wars here. We’re all fans of LEGO. So maybe this will be worth a watch.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special comes out on Disney+.
The Mandalorian is back and the first episode was great! The second episode is out today, and I’ll watch it later tonight. Can’t wait! Until then, here are a couple of cool Mandalorian things I’ve seen on the internet in the past week.
First up is this cool anime-style Mandalorian opening sequence by Malec. This thing is sweet as hell!
Heck yeah! That’s what the internet was made for: showing off the creative abilities of all us wonderful people in the world!
Next up is a cutesy Christmas short from Star Wars Kids, so it’s an official Star Wars production. It’s also in LEGO.
There’s a new LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special coming out later this month. You can check out the trailer here. It looks OK. I don’t watch the Star Wars LEGO movies and whatnot, so I don’t know if I’ll view this one.
But all of this reminds me that I still need to build that LEGO Razor Crest I bought…
A couple months ago, I made a particularly pointed demand of both Star Wars and LEGO: I wanted a Razor Crest set! The Mandalorian was a great TV show, and I wanted a LEGO set of its signature spaceship. That wasn’t too much to ask.
And I was right! LEGO showed off the official set during Toy Fair this past weekend!
Unfortunately, it won’t be available until Sept. 1. That’s pretty close to my birthday, but also a long time to wait.
You can pre-order the set here, and get a closer look at the details.
It looks pretty cool. Something about it feels kind of off…like it’s not a perfect recreation…but maybe that’s because it’s simply all silver and gray. The mini-figs look great, especially the Baby Yoda we all knew was coming. And it looks like they’re re-using the Mando figure from the AT-ST, with his brown armor instead of the gleaming, silver Beskar armor. Oh well. At least we’re getting the ship!