MEGATech Showcase: LEGO Creations and Playsets Beth Snyder October 27, 2013 Features It’s long past time for another LEGO showcase, so I won’t waste a whole lot of time introducing it before I get right to the goodness. It never fails to amaze me some of the things people come up with out of LEGO bricks, and I love that there are more playsets hitting the market on what seems like a weekly basis. Let’s check out some really cool stuff, shall we? Breaking Bad may be over, but you can relive your favourite scenes in LEGO. This one comes to us from Citizen Brick, and it comes with three exclusive minifigs (Walter, Jesse, and what I believe to be Saul). The entire playset is more than 500 pieces, and has pretty darn fine detail of the lab. You’re going to have to pay for this one, of course…the Superlab Playset runs $250.00 US. Source: Laughing Squid Here we have a 1012-piece Galaxy Squad Galactic Titan playset. It includes a flying insectoid and 5 minifigures with weapons: blue team leader Solomon Blaze, robot sidekick, Max Solarflare, an alien mosquitoid and a mantizoid. You also get a Planetary Defender, Deep Space Destroyer, Alien Caterpillar, and Hive Tower. Plus a bunch of other stuff too numerous to list here, but you can check it out for yourself. This one will cost you right around $100.00 US. Source: Geek Alerts LEGO Cthulhu…no one is safe any more. Carl Merriam created this one using less than 1,400 bricks, named The Madness From the Sea for Bricks by the Bay in Santa Clara, CA this summer. It took him about 30 hours to finish it, using a bunch of stand-alone minifig blind box packs (he ended up with a bunch of Medusas). Obviously this isn’t one you can purchase, but you can stare at it in fascination. That’s what I’m doing. Source: Walyou Transformers, LEGO, and Nintendo 64…it looks like it was meant to be, doesn’t it? Baron Von Brunk built these for the Toy Brick Contest earlier this year, and if you’re not sure what you’re looking at it’s a Nintendo 64 and controller with game paks Hot-Shot and Mecha Kong. All done in LEGO, which he calls LEGOformers: Ultra Hexacon and Tetragon. I think they’re neat. Source: Nerd Approved Ever since I first saw one on the big screen, I have kind of wanted an AT-TE. Now I can have one, although it’s not quite what my childish mind envisioned. This is a 794-piece LEGO playset, which includes not only the vehicle but several minifigs and a whole array of weapons. It measures approximately 8″ high, 16″ long and 11″ wide, and you can take one home today for around $80.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets I’m going to keep my comments on this one simple. Eleven stories of LEGO. Eleven. Eleven!! Actual height 112 feet and 11.75 inches, Guinness World Record-setting. Built by students and teachers from Dickinson High School in Milltown using more than 500,000 bricks. Holy cow! Source: Oh Gizmo I love these guys, really a lot. I’ve said for years that I need minions, but on the rare occasion I get one this is about the caliber they are. This one was built by Evan Bacon out of about 24,000 bricks, and it weighs in at something like 120 pounds (making it considerably larger than an actual minion). Evan built this without help (from minions or otherwise) live during the Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, TX. Source: Technabob You’ve seen the actual video of the cat wearing a shark costume riding a Roomba, haven’t you? If you haven’t, you should go look it up…it’s pretty darn funny. Iain Heath built this one as a tribute to the video, and while it isn’t nearly as funny, it’s still pretty good. He even built the duckling. Source: Nerd Approved LEGO He-Man? That could be fun! Especially when you know it’s just a small part of a vast collection of playsets and minifigs made by Orion Pax, who also brought us such fabulous LEGO creations as LEGO Ghostbusters headquarters and Back to the Future Hill Valley. I don’t know if any of these are actually available or not, but if they aren’t they really should be. Source: Geekologie It’s very sad for me that this project did not pass muster on LEGO Cuusoo, but I guess you can’t have everything. It would have come with the front gate, a tour Jeep, minifigs of Dr. Ian Malcolm, Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Satler, and a giant T-Rex. I would’ve liked to see at least a couple of velociraptors as well, but I’m guessing they’d be pretty hard to build out of LEGO. Source: Gadget Review There are people in the world who not only have way more creativity than me, but a whole lot more patience. In the top ten list of those people is whoever built this mosaic out of 10,511 LEGO bricks attached to 15 base plates each measuring 15×15 inches. And then of course there’s the cool factor of it containing a ridiculous number of video game figures. There is exactly one available, and you can make it yours for $4,780.88 US (ships worldwide from the UK). Source: Oh Gizmo I am not a fan of chess…it’s just not how my brain works. But I would certainly be interested in having one of these sitting on a side table in my living room, because it’s entirely too much fun. There are instructions available so you can make your own on Instructables, or you can just look at the picture and figure it out on your own. I can see this one being plaid on the road, because being LEGO bricks the pieces wouldn’t fall off when you go over bumps. Source: Craziest Gadgets LEGO has come out with their first female scientist minifig, in an effort to get girls interested in science. It’s about time! Her name is Professor C. Bodin, and she has apparently won any number of LEGO awards for her research. I love that they give her a backstory. She’s part of the LEGO Mystery Series 11, so when you buy one sight unseen you may or may not end up with her. But they only cost $3.00 US each, so you can afford to keep trying until you do. Source: Gizmodiva LEGO and Minecraft are a match made in heaven, aren’t they? This set is The Nether 2016, and it comes with 32 buildable micromobs : 2 Ghasts and a Zombie Pigmen. It measures 3? (10cm) deep, (10cm) 3? long and 3? (10cm) high, and can be yours for $34.99 US. Source: Geek Alerts This is hands-down the absolute coolest thing I have ever seen, bar none. I was going to put it at the very top, but then decided to keep it for the end, because if you’re anything like me this is where you’ll have to stop reading for quite some time. I am in awe, and I am not exaggerating. Because Mario Fabrio built not just an incredibly detailed concert stage, but an entire audience of minifigs, the loading dock complete with trucks and buses, fork lifts, gear in boxes, and while he built it he took pictures of the entire process…of LEGO stagehands putting it up. You absolutely MUST click on the source link and see all the pictures, because this is AWESOME! I had an incredibly hard time picking just a few pictures to include here. Source: Jim on Light Share This With The World!