Maybe Don't Buy LEGO City Undercover For Switch... Posted by Richard on June 19, 2018 at 08:20 PM CST:
I had heard of some LEGO® games having performance issues on the switch console, but I was not expecting upwards of five minutes just to load into the game. I was expecting lower frame rates, but the load times for it are egregious on the console. What little I played of the game before I got fed up seemed promising though.
LEGO Game Sale On Switch Console Posted by Richard on June 15, 2018 at 01:25 PM CST:
Most of the LEGO® branded and licensed video games are half price on the Switch console today. I saw LEGO City Undercover for $14.99 USD, and the same price for LEGO Worlds(although it's DLC is still full priced). Marvel Super Heroes 2 was listed at $29.99, while the Ninjago Movie Videogame was $24.99. I've noticed Switch games tend to be higher priced than their console and PC counterparts, if you can hold out for another console's sale you might get away cheaper if the Switch's portability is not worth the extra cost to you. I've heard reports of some LEGO games not playing as smoothly on the system too, so it may be worth looking up the quirks of each game beforehand. Forum link.
LEGO The Incredibles Out Today Posted by Richard on June 15, 2018 at 01:18 PM CST:
I was browsing the Nintendo eShop this morning and saw LEGO® The Incredibles had released for the console today. A wiki search suggests it will be released on July 13th in Europe. Forum link
Retro News: June 11-20 2007 Posted by Richard on June 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM CST:
I recount my trip to Times Square for the Toy Fair preview. The LEGO® group acquires the rights to Indiana Jones building toys. Some great MOCs are posted, but the original images may be lost to time.
Bring Your LEGO City To Life On iPad And iPhone Posted by Richard on June 4, 2018 at 10:10 PM CST: According to Engadget, The LEGO® Group will be releasing an application for Apple devices that scans sets like the Assembly Square and superimposes characters, vehicles, and other buildings around it. The LEGO Group has previously used similar technology in their stores to show off 3D models of boxed sets on a display, and in games like Life Of George. Forum link.
Retro News: June 1-10 2007 Posted by Richard on June 2, 2018 at 01:59 PM CST:
BZP receives reports of the Toa Mahri arriving on store shelves in select locations.
New LEGO Power Functions System On The Way Posted by Richard on June 2, 2018 at 01:20 PM CST: BZPower has been posting a series of articles breaking down the LEGO® Goals event they attended, a sort of marketing event designed to build excitement before the next big wave of products launches. Of particular interest to me is the new power functions line which will replace the old IR system with bluetooth. It will also expand upon concepts The LEGO Group has been trying to bring into the mass market, like their programmable WedDo and Boost. This will be accomplished by taking advantage of a smart device's connection via bluetooth to act as the brain for your builds and enable you to automate your creations to some degree. The new system is set to debut in an RC Batmobile set. Forum link.
New Brickfair event In North Carolina Posted by Richard on June 1, 2018 at 12:05 AM CST:
I've received word via the NCLUG that Brickfair is planning an event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 21st - 24th 2019. That's almost a year away but that gives everyone interested plenty of time to prepare! I'll try to keep an eye out for information on how to sign up for the event. Forum link.