A new video from Bandai showcases the process that goes into making a Gunpla kit. It is fascinating to see the level of craftsmanship that goes into the development of each and every Gunpla model, starting with perfecting the mould all the way to the high-tech injection moulding process. Gunpla production takes place at Bandai’s Shizuoka Hobby Center in Japan , a town roughly 2 hours south of Tokyo.
While Gundam model kits are known to be made out of plastic, namely polystyrene, a sake shop owner in Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan decided to build his very own gunpla out of plastic bottles. Standing nearly 10 feet tall, the Pet Bottle Gundam as it is known (plastics bottles are often made out of a plastic called PET), faithfully replicates the form of the iconic RX-78-2 Mobile Suit. So next time you find yourself in Shimotsuke, about 60 miles outside of Tokyo, drop by Kashiwazaki Sakadana and take a few pictures with the P.B. Gundam.
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Box art for two new LEGO Elves sets have been revealed. Both sets , Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh (pictured below) and Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle (pictured above), are slated to be released in August, 2015. While the box images for both sets previously surfaced in March along with the LEGO Elves official trailer , the new images are of much higher quality and serve to display the strong fantasy element of the theme.
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More buildable figure sets are being added to LEGO Star Wars line according to a recent announcement. Sets of General Grevious (pictured above) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (pictured below) have now been revealed and will be part of the LEGO Star Wars line that includes figures of Jango Fett, Clone Commander Cody, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Continue reading Buildable Figures Newest LEGO Star Wars Line
A LEGO Tatooine Mini-build set will be made available exclusively at the upcoming 2015 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. The Tatooine Mini-build set will feature non-minifgure scale buildings and characters from the iconic planet from the Star Wars franchises and a minfigure of C-3PO. The set features mini-models of the Landspeeder and a Sandcrawler. Also featured is the home of Luke Skywalker’s Aunt and Uncle. Expect to see more details about this exclusive LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Mini-build set as the Star Wars celebration event date apporaches.
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The existence of a LEGO The Simpson’s Kwik-E-Mart set has now been confirmed thanks to a new press release from LEGO. The new set features nearly as many pieces as The Simpsons House, the only other LEGO The Simpsons playset currently available, and is priced just the same, at $199.99. Aside from the Kwik-E-Mart it self, other highlights of the set include an exclusive figure of career criminal Snake and a detailed model of Chief Wiggum’s police cruiser. The set will be available starting this May.
LEGO Elves, the newly released LEGO theme, has a new trailer available for viewing on YouTube. The trailer sets the stage for the storyline of the new theme, which takes place in the Elven town of Elvendale. The new theme features a greater element of fantasy than is seen in the existing LEGO Friends and LEGO Princess sets, themes that LEGO hopes LEGO Elves will complement. While 6 sets of LEGO Elves have been released, two new sets have also been announced: Continue reading LEGO Elves Gets An Official Trailer