The 5,544-piece LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley set was announced this week, and it has a hybrid design. There’s not only a versatile display model, but modular shops that let you arrange them however you like, whether it be all in a row or placing individual shops on different bookshelves. Fans will be able to recreate some of the most iconic moments, like discovering the wands at Ollivanders from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Gundam fans rejoice! Fans of the iconic anime series will be able to get an up-close look at the 59-foot-tall robot that weighs in at a hefty 25-tons at the Gundam Factory Yokohama, a 9,000 square-meter facility set to open at Yamashita Pier on October 1st. Unfortunately, it will only be on display for a year, but on the bright side, tickets go on sale in July.
Unlike the smaller LEGO Star Wars X-Wing sets you see in stores, this one was built using 2.5-million pieces by a 10-person team, led by LEGO Certified Professional Georg Schmitt, atop Jungfraujoch, a saddle connecting the two peaks, Jungfrau and Mönch, in Switzerland. This massive model spans an impressive 10 x 10 meters, and the entire thing took over 1,500 hours of work to complete.
If you weren’t able to attend Comic-Con in San Diego this year and love Iron Man, here’s an up-close look at the incredible creation Marvel debuted there. Simply put, it’s a life-sized, 188-pound Iron Man statue that stands 6.5-feet tall and is comprised of 35,119 individual LEGO pieces. This project took Lead Model Designers Greg Omartian and Senior Model Builder Jeff Rusby over 255 hours to finish, and a fascinating video was released showing the entire build and how they planned everything perfectly.
Terence Tee, a 38-year-old real estate agent, unofficially has the biggest Iron Man collection in Singapore, or at least until he gets it certified by Guinness World Records. What does he specialize in collecting? Limited edition figures made by Hot Toys. To date, he’s estimated to have already spent over $45,000 USD on various pieces, which are all on display in his office or man cave as some would like to call it.