Maersk Triple-E Ship Gets Its Own LEGO Set

LEGO 10241 Maersk Container Ship


The world’s largest ship is now getting its very own and very large LEGO set. More than two feet long and composed of 1,518 LEGO bricks, the 10241 Maersk Container Ship set replicates the Maersk Triple-E Class Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller vessel. The actual ship is more than 1300 feet long and has the ability to carry more than 18,000 shipping containers. Priced at $149.99, the set will be available in January of 2014.

LEGO Ninjago Movie In The Works

New LEGO Ninjago MovieThe popular LEGO theme Ninjago will soon be getting its own movie thanks to a tie up between the Danish toy maker and Warner Brothers. The movie will feature the same writers,Dan and Kevin Hageman, as the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu animated series on Cartoon Network. Despite featuring the same writers, the new Ninjago movie will feature a different storyline from the cartoon. Warner Brothers, which is also releasing The LEGO Movie, is also set to announce in the very near future the director of the Ninjago film.

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LEGO Creator Sydney Opera House Set Announced

LEGO Creator 10234 Sydney Opera HouseWhile the LEGO Architecture line has already played host to a Sydney Opera House set, a new, much larger version will soon be available under the LEGO Creator Umbrella. 10234 Sydney Opera House features 2,989 pieces and is 11 inches tall and 25 inches in length. The set is built upon a 48 x 48 inch baseplate, which has traditionally only been available in grey, but for the first time will be available in blue for the set. Priced at $319.99, the set will be available this September.

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Building With Your iPhone and LEGO Bricks

iPhone 5 Brick Lightning CapYour iPhone can make quite the “brick”, as Taiwanese outfit KBme2 new Brick Lightning Cap has shown. Made to cover the iPhone 5’s Lightning port, the adapter comes in two different sizes, 2 x 1 and 4 x 1.

KBme2 iPhone 5 Brick Lightning CapNot only does this allow one to build stands, cases or other accessories for the iPhone 5, but it also allows for the iPhone to be incorporated into LEGO creations. While not yet available for sale, KBme2 will be manufacturing an aluminum version that will be for sale in the near future.

LEGO Minifigure Faces Are Beginning To Look Angrier

LEGO Minifigure FacesUniversity of Canterbury researcher Christoph Bartneck says the faces of LEGO Minifigures have gotten angrier looking over time. Bartneck asked a sampling of adults to categorize the emotions of the 3655 different types of minifigure faces produced by LEGO between 1975 and 2010. While 324 of the figures still featured happy expressions, 192 featured angry ones. Over time, the increase in angry faces has paralleled the rise of licensed themes in the LEGO lineup, whose characters often feature angrier expressions. While the effect of such angrier faces of LEGO minifigures has not been researched, researchers seemed concern about how children would interpret such expressions.

Source: Smithsonian, Research Digest, CPB