5,000 LEGO fans In Japan have come together to create a 3D map of the Land of The Rising sun, with the help of 1.8 million LEGO bricks. The event, entitled Build Up Japan, was put on to celebrate 50 years of LEGO on the island nation. Continue reading “Land Of The Rising Sun Celebrates 50 Years Of LEGO”
Hoping to jump on the collectible blind bagged figure bandwagon, Hasbro recently released the Kre-o Transformers Kreon Micro Changers Line. The line features an assortment of 6 different Transformers inspired robots. Each robot has two modes, allowing it to be rebuilt as an alternative model. The new Kreon Micro Changers series will be taking its place alongside many other similar lines, such as LEGO Collectible Minifigures, Playmobil figures, and Mega Bloks blind bagged Power Rangers, Halo and Hello Kitty figures.
Like most trains in Japan, the Shinkansen, better known as the Bullet Train in the west, is generally modeled in N scale. While the models, such as those made by Tomix or Kato, tend to capture all the detail they are still fairly small in size. But what if you want something bigger? Then KTM may have the answer with its HO Scale N700 Series Shinkansen. At nearly twice the size of its N scale brethren, each individual car in the series is priced at between $500 to $1000. And even if the HO scale model is still not a big enough Shinkansen for you, there is always G scale.
The Playmobil Transportation lineup will soon have a new RC Train Set after taking a extended hiatus from releasing railroad products. Powered by nine batteries, the train features light and sound and like all other Playmobil trains is modeled in G-Scale. The train is set to come out at the end of August in Europe. No word yet on a release date in North America.