Helmed by 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with co-direction from Chris McKay (Robot Chicken), The LEGO Movie looks like, well, a LEGO movie. What did you expect? See some childhood classic LEGO figures, as well as Batman and Ninja Turtle party dude Michelangelo, in the trailer after the jump.
It's been in the works for a while, but LEGO builder Moko is finally able to show off his finished Neon Genesis Evangelion Eva Unit-01. The final build tops off at nearly four feet tall, and weighs in at 9.4 kg (20.7 pounds). Pics past the jump!
Macross co-creator Shoji Kawamori has a history of checking how his mecha designs work in three dimensions and transform using LEGO. Shinichirō Watanabe says he spent his time on Macross Plus fiddling with them. Now, to promote the Macross 30th anniversary game, he's given a new demonstration. Get a look after the jump.
LEGO recently sponsored a project called Build Up Japan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of LEGO's presence in the region. Using 1.8 million blocks, 5,000 children built a map of their vision of the archipelago's future. See the results after the jump.
Between the scuttled live-action Akira remake project and the Japanese exhibition of the work of creator Katsuhiro Otomo, there's been a considerable revival of interest in the apocalyptic classic. Lego sculptor Arkov was recently inspired to create an impressive diorama of the climactic confrontation between a weaponized laser-armed Kaneda and mutated Tetsuo. Check it out after the jump!
Cuusoo is a Japanese partner of the LEGO Group. If an idea submitted to their website gains 10,000 supporters, it stands a chance of being produced as an official LEGO product. A Japanese amateur LEGO maker named Moko has submitted his VOCALOID Hatsune Miku LEGO doll to the website and has posted a short promotion video for it on YouTube. Check the video and photos after the jump!
From Aggron, constructed over the course of 9 hours, to the 40-hour effort of Entei, LEGO sculptor Mike Nieves has used standard and Bionicle pieces to create a set of amazing, highly poseable Pokémon figures. Check out the results after the jump.
You might not remember its name, but if you've seen the Ghost in the Shell anime movie, you should remember the devastating mech that marked its climax, the Alakuneda Think Tank. Such an impressive weapon deserves an impressive Lego reproduction, and that's what Cole Blaq delivered. See his work after the jump.
"Rabid Goldfish" started with a knee joint designed by another Lego engineer, and from there was able to design an experimental recreation of an Evangelion Eva unit. They've gone on to create a number of impressive designs of Evas and even angels. Check out the results after the jump.
Apparently Warner Brothers has room to produce more adaptations after Japanese sci-fi like Akira and Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill. Variety is reporting that the studio green-lit a hybrid animated/live-action LEGO movie for 2014. More after the jump.
Take cover, active reload, blindfire, hop out... and put together some bricks so you can cross a bridge? While Lego Gears of War remains a distant pipe dream, we can get the next best thing with Kooberz Studios' awesome Bricks of War stop-motion fan film. Check it out after the jump!
Some programming genius at the TV Tokyo network came up with the idea of holding a contest for advanced-level LEGO builders. The mission objective: create the most incredible LEGO toys for cats that the human mind can conceive! The results range from cat mobiles, luxury cat houses, and even cat-taunting aquarium fish and mice! View the madness after the jump!