MEGATech Showcase: LEGO Madness Rides Again Beth Snyder March 3, 2016 Features It's been a while, but now seems like a lovely time for a LEGO Showcase, doesn't it? This collection covers several months of playsets I've been eyeing, and some of them are fantastic! The beautiful thing about LEGO is you never have to grow up, because even adults enjoy playing building things with those bricks of joy. There are even competitions! Let's get right to the playsets, shall we? First up is the Mystery Machine, which measures 3 (8cm) high, 5 (13cm) long and 2 (7cm) wide and comes with a spooky tree that measures 3 (8cm) high, 3 (10cm) wide and 1 (3cm) deep. It also comes with three minifigs (Fred, Shaggy, and Zombie/Zeke) and Scooby. The Mystery Machine has all sorts of details like computer screens and a giant sandwich, and you can even read a clue to help solve the mystery. This one runs $29.99 US and has 301 pieces. Source: The Awesomer This one I like a lot! It's a girl band tour bus, and while it's not remotely accurate, it's still pretty darn fun. Closed, the tour bus measures 4" (11cm) high, 10" (26cm) long and 2" (6cm) wide, but the side opens so you can put on a show or throw a party with your three minifigs (of course, you can always invite your other minifig friends to add to the fun). It's got 682 pieces, and costs $59.99 US. Source: 7 Gadgets It's the Golden Girls! My mother really loved that show when it was on, and now I occasionally watch it on late night TV. I was always partial to Dorothy, but they all had their charms. And now they might be LEGOs! The proposed set is a combination living room and kitchen, as well as four minifigs of the Girls themselves. No, make that five minifigs... It also would have Stan. It got the requisite 10,000 supporters over at LEGO Ideas, so maybe you'll see it happen! Source: Babble How about the Lonely Mountain from Lord of the Rings? The Mountain itself measures 8" high, 16" wide and 4" deep, while its mining area is 1" high, 3" wide and 3" deep. It also comes with Smaug (7" high, 18" long and 17" wide), for a total of 866 pieces. You get minifigs of Bilbo and four of the Dwarves, as well as various weaponry. This one goes for about $170.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets LEGO and Minecraft: a match made in heaven! There are four new LEGO Minecraft sets, each featuring different builds but all including Steve and a Creeper or two. Prices vary, but start at $20.00 US. The total available Minecraft LEGO sets now number 10, and I keep hearing rumours they'll be adding more to the collection. I think I just found my nephew's birthday present. Source: Geek.com This is just one of the Jurassic World LEGO sets available, but it's the one I like the best. Options are: Indominus Rex Breakout (1156 pieces) for $129.00 US; Pteranodon Capture (174 pieces) for $19.99 US; Dilophosaurus Ambush (248 pieces) for $29.99 US; Raptor Rampage set (324 pieces) for $49.99 US; and T. Rex Tracker (520 pieces) for $69.99 US. Get your Jurassic World on! Source: Mashable Wall-E! I love this little guy! He comes with 677 pieces, and has adjustable head and arms, gripping hands, and even an opening trunk and rolling tracks (as it should be, really). The set also comes with a booklet telling all about the movie and the designer. All yours for $50.00 US! Source: Gizmodo If you're familiar with my style, you'll be suitably impressed I waited this long to feature a playset from the LEGO Movie. This, of course, is Emmet's Construct-o-Mech Building Set, and it's wonderful! It measures over 14" (36cm) high, 6" (16cm) long and 13" (34cm) wide and has all the features you know from the movie. Also comes with an Emmett minifig, 2 Skeletrons, and Angry Kitty, all for $70.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets LEGO Architecture is a series of LEGO sets that doesn't even pretend to be for children. This one happens to be New York City, and allows you to build your very own Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and Statue of Liberty, all sitting on a 4x32 tiled base with decorative New York City nameplate. It contains 598 pieces, and measures 10 (26cm) high, 9 (25cm) wide and 1 (4cm) deep. Cost is $59.99 US. Source: The Awesomer Nana nana nana nana Batman! Meet the official 1960's Batcave LEGO set, complete with Batcopter, Batmobile, Batcycle, and nine minifigs. It's got a whopping 2,526 pieces, including a bunch of weapons for the minifig characters. This one is new and won't be available until March, but it's gonna be amazing! Price is high as you'd expect at $269.99 US, but considering everything you get that's kind of a steal. Source: Geekologie Since Valentine's Day is here, I'll include this one although it's a little too cutesy for me. The LEGO Valentines Cupid Dog has just 150 pieces and stands 3 (10cm) tall, but it makes a lovable pal for your favourite Valentine. He is pretty cute with his white shirt and bow tie, holding a heart and a bow and arrow. Just $9.99 US will get you one, so why not? Source: 7 Gadgets Superheroes! This one happens to be the Superman set, and contains 145 pieces. It has a Superman minifig lifting a car, and comes with a caveat: Originally, you had to have a ticket and redeem it at the LEGO booth at SDCC. Original cost under those circumstances was $39.99 US. Now, however, they're available to the general public, but their exclusivity is paying off. You can't touch one for less than $290.00 US. Source: Nerd Approved Continuing the superhero theme, this is labeled the Hulk Buster Smash... Is it just me, or does it look an awful lot like Iron Man? I mean, the Hulk is vaguely human and also bright green. But the picture says otherwise, so we'll just go with that. It has 248 pieces, and will make a lovely addition to your LEGO superhero collection for about $30.00 US. Source: 7 Gadgets I'll close this one out with one of my favourites, Doctor Who. This LEGO set has 623 pieces to create an opening TARDIS, console room, Clara Oswald, Daleks and a Weeping Angel. And also the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, of course. It even includes a booklet about the BBC series and the designer. The TARDIS measures 4 (11cm) high, 2 (6cm) wide and 2 (6cm) deep, and the console room measures 5 (14cm) high, 6 (16cm) wide and 8 (21cm) deep. Make one yours for $59.99 US. Source: Gizmodo Share This With The World!