Bring Your LEGO City To Life On iPad And iPhone Posted by Richard on June 4, 2018 at 10:10 PM CST: According to Engadget, The LEGO® Group will be releasing an application for Apple devices that scans sets like the Assembly Square and superimposes characters, vehicles, and other buildings around it. The LEGO Group has previously used similar technology in their stores to show off 3D models of boxed sets on a display, and in games like Life Of George. Forum link.
Retro News: June 1-10 2007 Posted by Richard on June 2, 2018 at 01:59 PM CST:
BZP receives reports of the Toa Mahri arriving on store shelves in select locations.
New LEGO Power Functions System On The Way Posted by Richard on June 2, 2018 at 01:20 PM CST: BZPower has been posting a series of articles breaking down the LEGO® Goals event they attended, a sort of marketing event designed to build excitement before the next big wave of products launches. Of particular interest to me is the new power functions line which will replace the old IR system with bluetooth. It will also expand upon concepts The LEGO Group has been trying to bring into the mass market, like their programmable WedDo and Boost. This will be accomplished by taking advantage of a smart device's connection via bluetooth to act as the brain for your builds and enable you to automate your creations to some degree. The new system is set to debut in an RC Batmobile set. Forum link.
New Brickfair event In North Carolina Posted by Richard on June 1, 2018 at 12:05 AM CST:
I've received word via the NCLUG that Brickfair is planning an event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 21st - 24th 2019. That's almost a year away but that gives everyone interested plenty of time to prepare! I'll try to keep an eye out for information on how to sign up for the event. Forum link.
Retro News: May 21-31 2007 Posted by Richard on May 24, 2018 at 11:21 PM CST:
Los Angeles prepares for Star Wars Fan Celebration IV. BIONICLE® Heroes finally lands on Wii console.
Boone Brick Contest Results Posted by Richard on May 24, 2018 at 11:04 PM CST:
I was trying to dig up pictures of the entries at the Boone Brick Contest without much success, but I did find an article by WataugaDemocrat.com announcing the winners and the money the charity event pulled in. The event received 85 entries and generated more than $1,200 for the Watauga Humane Society.
NCLUG May The 4th Mini Display Posted by Richard on May 23, 2018 at 08:53 PM CST:
NCLUG's Duncan put this display together after a request from the B.J.'s Optical center near the Triangle Town Center mall. The optical center was having a big sale which happened to coincide with "May The 4th", so the manager took the liberty of making the sale Star Wars themed.
Retro News: May 11-20 2007 Posted by Richard on May 13, 2018 at 10:07 PM CST:
A poster depicts the Toa Mahri's final design. Mark shows off some stickers. The call for revamped MOCs goes out.
The Legend Of Mata Nui, Final Build, Now On BioMedia Project Posted by Richard on May 12, 2018 at 07:21 PM CST:
BioMedia Project made headlines not long ago when they got their hands on an early build of Legends Of Mata Nui, the legendary BIONICLE® PC game which never came out, and had remained vaporware for the longest time. Now, they have obtained the most complete version of the game known to exist, and added it to their archives. The exclusive videos and screenshots Mask Of Destiny originally posted over ten years ago likely came from this version of the software, and until now has been the only real content ever seen from the game. Now, thanks to the efforts of the BioMedia Project staff, the software can be experienced first hand by anyone with compatible hardware. Forum link.