The Lego appreciation thread

I couldn't figure out how to embed the pics from my phone, but every time I go through those, I catch new details. I already told Mr. Z if it comes out just like this, we're getting it, damn the pricetag! I think if it has the paintball details he'd get it regardless.
 
ASML (the semiconductor company) unveiled a custom LEGO art mural entitled “Serene Ultraviolet Waterfall” at its research and development manufacturing facility in Wilton, Connecticut. It took more than two months for professional brick artist Jessica ‘Ragzy’ Ewud to assemble the piece, which spans 20 feet wide by 5 feet high, It features more than 70,000 LEGO bricks. Selected out of thousands to compete on Fox’s hit television series “LEGO Masters,” Ewud’s finalist piece was displayed at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California. (SeeGreatArt)


 
ASML (the semiconductor company) unveiled a custom LEGO art mural entitled “Serene Ultraviolet Waterfall” at its research and development manufacturing facility in Wilton, Connecticut. It took more than two months for professional brick artist Jessica ‘Ragzy’ Ewud to assemble the piece, which spans 20 feet wide by 5 feet high, It features more than 70,000 LEGO bricks. Selected out of thousands to compete on Fox’s hit television series “LEGO Masters,” Ewud’s finalist piece was displayed at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, California. (SeeGreatArt)


It has a very commodore 64 look to it.
 
Oh, bother...

INTRODUCING LEGO® IDEAS 21326 WINNIE THE POOH

This Winnie the Pooh set will be available to purchase on the 18th March for LEGO VIP members and otherwise from the 1st of April for all others from shop.LEGO.com and LEGO stores around the world, for a recommended retail price of US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €99.99 – UK £89.99 – FR €109.99 – DK 899DKK (*EURO pricing varies by country. For regional prices please visit shop.LEGO.com).

Submitted to LEGO Ideas in 2019, Ben told us "I love Winnie the Pooh and remember my parents reading it to me as a child. I now read the same Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, so it is certainly something dear to my heart. I decided to make the set so that my children could bring to life our bedtime stories but never quite expected the positive reaction it has received.” You can learn more about Ben Alder in his 10K Club Interview.

Ben's nostalgic creation was brought to life as an official LEGO Ideas set by LEGO Model Designer Ilia Gotlib and LEGO Graphic Designer Ashwin Visser. The incredible new LEGO elements representing the various characters were designed by LEGO Element Designers, Felipe Telles, Anne Chen, Simon Wilson.

 
LEGO 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery with Hubble Revealed

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the first NASA Space Shuttle flight in 1981, and LEGO is marking the occasion by launching its biggest shuttle set yet. 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery rings in at 2,354 pieces and features the iconic orbiter on its most famous mission, STS-31. This 1990 mission launched the renowned Hubble Telescope, which is still in operation. The new 18+ Creator Expert set will be available starting April 1, and will retail for US $199.99 | CAN $TBD | UK £169.99.




LEGO sat down with Dr. Kathy Sullivan, a former astronaut who served as a mission specialist on STS-31, to reveal the set and discuss the mission to launch Hubble, as well as talk about engaging children in STEM and space exploration. The full interview can be viewed on LEGO.com/gobeyond.



(BrothersBrick)
 
To be fair, MOST lego is expensive, I get why with their machining tolerances for the bricks, quality in general and then the licensing for the properties but I just can't justify more than looking.
 
Speaking of expensive Lego sets. Shop at Home is now taking pre-orders for one of the largest sets ever :

10294 Titanic

  • Age: 18+
  • Model measures: Height: 17.5 in. (44cm), Width: 6 in. (16cm), Length: 53 in. (135cm)
  • 9,090 pieces
  • Accurate replica of the RMS Titanic, complete with plaque and display stand
  • Large scale model which can easily be moved and displayed for maximum enjoyment
  • Detailed interior cross sections including the First Class Grand Staircase, Dining Saloon and Engine Room
  • Price: €629.99 / $629.99 / £569.99.

(Lego Shop at Home)

The reviews are generally quite positive:

a Titanic that’s four and a half feet long is an experience. The details are wonderful, and the way the set is designed to allow tandem building with up to two others is something more large sets should incorporate. The build is interesting and engaging at every point, with the tedious porthole portions nicely broken up and spread out throughout the build. The geometry for the hull shaping is magnificent, and the deck details seem closer to a fan creation than an official model, (BrothersBrick)



Also, Meowthra included for scale:
 
"Requires further revew" must be code for "Please, Disney, don't sue us."

--Patrick
If they don't design or name the Dwarves after the 7 from the movie (or do the same with Snow White's design), Disney doesn't have a leg to stand on. That's literally the only original elements they own of that story.
 
Oh, I know the story is much older than Disney.
But I also know there's no guarantee they won't try.
Especially with the expiration date on their copyright of the movie hurtling towards them in just 143½ months.

--Patrick
 
If they don't design or name the Dwarves after the 7 from the movie (or do the same with Snow White's design), Disney doesn't have a leg to stand on. That's literally the only original elements they own of that story.
And that's just the problem. They designed the set after the Disney movie. I had my suspicion seeing one dwarf whithout a beard but looking at the other pictures makes it all to clear. They even use the Disney font.
 
LEGO® Ideas 21330 Home Alone

This LEGO Ideas Home Alone set will be available to purchase on the 1st of November from shop.LEGO.com and LEGO stores around the world, for a recommended retail price of US $249.99 – CA $349.99 – DE €249.99 – UK £249.99 – FR €249.99 – DK 1999DKK (*EURO pricing varies by country. For regional prices please visit shop.LEGO.com).

Alex Storozhuk's nostalgic Home Alone set was turned into an official LEGO Ideas set by LEGO Model Designers Antica Bracanov & Enrique Belmonte Beixer, as well as Graphic Designer Kirsten Bay Nielsen.


 
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