August 2012 BrickRSS Charts

Out of the 957 posts published during August 2012, here are the top 20 most clicked on LEGO® AFOL blog posts. The charts remain live so as more readers discover older blog posts on BrickRSS, the charts are re-ordered to reflect that.

Perijove?s MSL Curiosity Rover hits 10K on CUUSOO [News]

Posted by The Brothers Brick on Sunday 19th August 2012 at 10:34pm

Back on August 5th when I first highlighted the excellent Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover project by Stephen Pakbaz (Perijove) on LEGO CUUSOO, the project had been online for about eight months and had accumulated about 1,300 votes. In a sign that...

Christo Custom Minifigures

Posted by Custom LEGO Minifigures on Wednesday 29th August 2012 at 1:45pm

TweetChristo is an amazing custom minifigure maker and located in South Africa. His range of unique custom minifigures have been sought after and collected by many serious LEGO fans. Christo?s minifigures are inspired by characters from the Star Wars univ...

Rumoured LEGO Star Wars Set List

Posted by Groove Bricks on Saturday 18th August 2012 at 3:36pm

Following up from our last two posts, we now have even more rumours. This time, we have a full set list. Side note – While these are just rumours, they (I think) have come from the same guys who predicted (rightly) the LEGO Star Wars sets for the la...

New Super Heroes Magnet Sets!

Posted by Groove Bricks on Monday 27th August 2012 at 8:56pm

The guys over at Brick Heroes recently found an eBay seller who had these two sets early: Well, I say sets. These two are actually magnet sets. One for DC and one for Marvel.  Nothing major here, just a nice story I thought I’d share with you. I tho...

Geothermal energy

Posted by SciBricks on Wednesday 1st August 2012 at 4:10pm

Another way of generating electricity relies on the heat energy of the core of the earth. The earth's core reaches temperatures of up to 5000 degrees Celsius. This is in part left over heat from the origin of the planet, but is even more due to the deca...

New Minifig Packs Images

Posted by Groove Bricks on Sunday 26th August 2012 at 4:12pm

BrickShelf user GRogall has uploaded new images of the two new themed minifigure packs. One of the packs is the 850486 Rock Band pack that features 3 minifigures. One seems to be a rapper (Series 3,) the other one a Punk Rocker (Series 4), and the third i...

Stormtrooper Olympics Second Week

Posted by Custom LEGO Minifigures on Wednesday 8th August 2012 at 1:47pm

TweetNot to miss out on all the action from the London Olympics 2012, the Star Wars Stormtroopers are currently holding their own LEGO Olympic Games. As we enter into the second week the competition is hotting up and here are … Continue reading U...

Perpetuum Mobile

Posted by SciBricks on Friday 31st August 2012 at 5:35pm

A perpetual motion machine has long been a dream for many. If you could start one up, you could hook it up to a generator and have free electricity forever. The problem is, it just can't work, as it would violate the laws of thermodynamics. The first l...

Amazon Discounts 6860 The Batcave

Posted by From Bricks To Bothans (FBTB) on Sunday 19th August 2012 at 6:32am

Amazon discounted 6860 The Batcave enough to be considered worth picking up, down 16% to $58.99. Ninnymuggins finally picked one up at that price and he’s been monitoring the price for awhile now. So, you know, if HE thinks it’s worth it, so s...

More water walking

Posted by God Bricks on Monday 20th August 2012 at 2:09pm

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ?Lord, save me!? - Matthew 14:29-30.Brendan Powell Smith illustrated this scene for his upcoming boo...

2013 LEGO Super Heroes Sets Update

Posted by Groove Bricks on Saturday 25th August 2012 at 1:16am

Hulk_Smash keeps on publishing information about the new upcoming LEGO Super Heroes2 sets! If you yet don’t know he was one of the few who got a look at the LEGO 2013 retailer catalog. First, the LEGO Batman sets. The Tumbler has been confirmed. Thi...

LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia

Posted by LEGO Minifigures on Thursday 16th August 2012 at 1:13pm

The LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia is released on the 29 October 2012 and features every minifigure, weapon, vehicle and dragon in the world of LEGO Ninjago. This 176 page hardback title describes with high quality pictures every single LEGO Ninjago ...

Fallout Post Apocalyptic Survivors Custom Minifigures

Posted by Custom LEGO Minifigures on Tuesday 7th August 2012 at 1:43pm

TweetBased on the series of post-apocalyptic role playing video games these Fallout Post Apocalyptic Survivors Custom Minifigures look really good. Using torsos, heads and legs from other LEGO minifigures, the combinations work really well together. Anyon...

Hitlers SS Bodyguard MOC

Posted by Custom LEGO Minifigures on Tuesday 28th August 2012 at 3:54pm

TweetHitlers SS Bodyguard is a great MOC(My Own Creation) portraying the scene of Hitler’s elite bodyguard ready to defend him to the death. It is a simple build but looks very realistic and the Eagle and flags are well made. … Continue readin...

Walking on water

Posted by God Bricks on Monday 13th August 2012 at 7:03pm

During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It ...

LEGO and wind power

Posted by SciBricks on Sunday 5th August 2012 at 8:05pm

LEGO has an extensive record with wind power. In their educational Dacta line, sets like 9684, Renewable Energy and 9688, Renewable Energy Add-On help kids create science experiments to learn about wind power. In 2008 they created an exclusive set, Vesta...

¿Construirías tu casa con LEGO de tamaño real?

Posted by ALE! on Wednesday 29th August 2012 at 12:42pm

No, el titular de esta noticia no es una broma , podrías construir tu casa con estos bloques de hormigón con forma de pieza LEGO. Lo que ves son bloques reales, incluso llevan el logotipo de LEGO impreso, del mismo tamaño que las piezas publicitarias que ...

Prometheus The Last Engineer Custom Minifigure

Posted by Custom LEGO Minifigures on Tuesday 14th August 2012 at 2:25pm

TweetThis Prometheus The Last Engineer custom minifigure looks amazing. Based on the 2012 science fiction film Prometheus, the story centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the remnants of several ancient...

LEGO Banes Truck MOC

Posted by Custom LEGO Minifigures on Thursday 23rd August 2012 at 1:46pm

TweetFollowing on the Tiler’s Batman The Tumbler he has now created a mini model of Bane’s Truck taking inspiration from the recent The Dark Knight Rises movie. The detail on this truck is amazing and built entirely out of LEGO … Continu...

2013 Star Wars lineup confirmed [New set news]

Posted by Brickset on Saturday 25th August 2012 at 2:36pm

The rumoured list we published last week has been confirmed as fact at Star Wars Celebration which is currently underway. There are a few more details now as well: - Clone Troopers vs Droidekas Battle Pack (sniper droideka) - The Old Republ...

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