In this week’s edition: Who says LEGO toys are just for boys… A peek at the forthcoming LEGO Movie… and making your own miniscale MOCs.
- British columnist Rachel Cooke encourages parents of young girls to build with LEGO bricks, allowing their creativity to flourish and pursue career paths they may not otherwise consider. “Dame Ann Dowling, who later this year will be appointed the first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, believes that if girls were encouraged to play with toys such as Lego, more of them might go on to pursue careers like hers,” says Cooke. We heartily agree. (The Guardian)
- Norman Bates, Ghostface and Freddy Krueger get the customized minifig treatment. (Fear.net)
- The best line from this article about The LEGO Movie is from one of the film’s writers, who anticipates a mild backlash from those who’ll call out a major corporation making a movie with an anti-business theme: “My dream is to have terrible undergraduate term papers written about the movie.” (Los Angeles Times)
- Move over, Henry Cavill — Channing Tatum provides the voice of Superman in The LEGO Movie. (Movie Fanatic)
- I look at this less as a website that shows how to build Christmas ornaments out of LEGO bricks and more as a how-to for miniscale LEGO building, courtesy expert AFOL Chris McVeigh. (Geekologie)
- For many AFOLs, LEGO toys are inherently nostalgic, since most of us played with them as kids. They become doubly nostalgic when they’re used to build things from, say, the 80’s — for instance, check out this awesome Falkor, from The Neverending Story. No matter what you though of the movie, this MOC is pretty darned great… and totally worthy of nostalgia. (BrickNerd)