The Age of Empires RTS game franchise is known for its evergreen high-quality history-based games, that is known across the world especially in the gaming communities. Recognised especially for the iconic award-winning Age of Empires II, the 22-year old franchise has stood the test of time and is still ongoing with the upcoming release of its fourth instalment, as well as a 4K remake of the legendary Age of Empires II coming this November.
Many people remember this game as a part of their childhood, and many too remember Legos as a part of their childhood. These group of Lego master builders have decided to collaborate on a major project making various Age of Empires II buildings using Lego, to the point where you would have thought it came from a real expert Lego Architecture set.
LEGO sets are loved by lots of people across the world and LEGO fans are always waiting for LEGO’s new releases.
They come in small and simple sets, while others are large and complex, with some reaching up to more than 5000 pieces which can be very complicated to be built, especially for those who are new to LEGO.
This year LEGO releases lots of brilliant sets from the Star Wars, Creator – Expert, LEGO exclusive, Architecture, Harry Potter and LEGO City series that attracts my attention.
My favourites are the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, the Bugatti Chiron, the Statue of Liberty, the Roller Coaster, and the Hogwarts Castle.
Listed below are some of the top new releases from LEGO this year, including the ones which are due to be released soon.
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James Bond™ Aston Martin DB5 – This complex 1295 pieces set comes complete with multiple cool features from the James Bond movies, including changeable plate numbers, and even razors coming out from the tyres. This set will be available for all to buy with a limit of 2 sets per household on the 1st of August 2018. It is currently only exclusively available to LEGO VIPs.
Roller Coaster – This fun set even comes with a juice stand and photo booth like any roller coasters in a theme park will have, and can even be upgraded with LEGO Power Functions for added movement.
Bugatti Chiron – This mid-engined two-seater sports car is a part of the LEGO Technic series, that is filled with a ton of gears and many other complex system inside, and even comes with unique wheels and brake discs, as well as unique serial numbers.
Statue of Liberty – Part of the Architect series, this set is a detailed replica of the icon of New York, beautifully capturing the robe of the statue which represents Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess.
Y-Wing Starfighter™ – This BTL A4 Y-Wing ship is a set for Star Wars fans. The detailed build comes with a pilot minifigure, as well as an astromech droid that can be mounted onto the starfighter.
Hogwarts™ Castle – Explore the magic of the Hogwarts Castle, and build the majestic building from the Harry Potter franchise. The set comes complete with the characters as microfigures, and also has things like the basilisk from the second book, and even the Whomping Willow.
For the last 17 years, Lego hunters can find Lego pieces at beaches in Cornwall, England.
On February 13, 1997, a shipping container filled with nearly 5 million Lego pieces was thrown into the sea about 32 kilometres off the British south coast after the Tokio Express ship carrying them was struck by a huge wave.
Below are some of the Lego pieces collected at the beaches.
On Wednesday, a day before my birthday, my big sisters and my father planned a birthday surprise for me, but I did not suspect anything since it was not yet my birthday.
My mother told us to get ready because we were going out but she did not tell us where we were going. I did not suspect anything and I thought that we were going out for grocery shopping.
My father drove us to the Wangsa Walk Mall which made me wonder why for it is a place that we rarely go to. We entered the mall and followed my father walking here and there and I kept on asking my mother why were we at the mall. Then after we took the elevator to the upper floor, my dad walked toward the TGV Cinemas.
I was so excited and asked my mother if my father was going to take us to a movie but my mother pretended that she has no idea about it. My father walked up the small steps towards the cinema halls while my big sister Kaman and my mother bought some big cups of popcorn and some drinks.
At that moment I knew that we were going to watch a movie but nobody wanted to tell me what movie we were going to watch. After taking the 3D glasses, we walked to one of the cinema halls, took our seats and then the lights turned off.
And at last, after lots of advertisements the movie started. It was The Lego Movie which I wanted to watch since the first time I watched its trailer last year. I was so excited!
The Lego Movie is about a Lego construction worker named Emmet. One day, he saw a stranger around the construction site. Emmet tried to investigate but fell into a hole. After falling through a long tunnel, he saw a relic and heard a voice from it, calling for him. It told Emmet to touch it and after touching it, he somehow fell unconscious and had some visions.
When he woke up, he was already in a police station and then a multi personality police officer asked him lots of questions. Then the person who he saw at the construction site saved him and told him that he is the special one and a master builder. He also discovered that the relic was to save the world.
So the rest of the movie is about Emmet’s great adventure trying to save the world with his friends, Wyldstyle, Vitruvius, Batman, Ben and Unikitty.
It was really fun, the movie was great, the popcorn was tasty and after the movie was over my big sisters told me that it was a birthday surprise for me! And we had the whole cinema hall for ourselves for there was nobody else but our family watching the movie in the hall.
Thank you, everybody. It was a real surprise and the best birthday surprise!
It was really fun to watch the movie. There are lots and lots of funny scenes that we almost never stopped laughing throughout the whole movie. And the movie was far better than what I expected from watching the movie trailer on the internet. The best thing about watching The Lego Movie was that the movie was so entertaining that there was no boring moment at all.
Almost the whole scene was created using Lego bricks, the splashing water, fire and almost everything and they looked like real Lego. I find it very impressive to see how they created the movie using Lego character as the casts and how the animation was so real that they look just like the real Lego. They do not forget simple details like Lego figure’s hair that can be taken out from the figure’s head. So it becomes so real, like the way we play our Lego sets.
The animation is awesome and very beautiful especially with the 3D effect.
There is only one song in the movie, ‘Everything Is Awesome’, and the song is a very catchy song that we sang it all the way home after the movie.
The moral of the movie is to be creative and not only depending on manuals or instructions to do or build something. When we build things using Lego bricks, we can also build other things from the sets that we have and not only build the things that are shown in the instructions given.
But of course, I think that while it is fun to build something out of our own creativity, we must also learn to build things by following the instructions given. As in life, while being creative is good, there are times when we have to strictly follow the rules and instructions. There is no total freedom in life because if everybody is free to do anything they like, the world will be in a real mess.
Congratulations to Lego for creating such a very wonderful movie that could entertain both children and adults, either watching it alone or together with family and friends.