News | Lego set based on Bowser revealed

On October 1, a Lego set based on The Mighty Bowser, the villain from the Mario games, will be released.

Lego Bowser is immediately one of the most expensive Lego sets based on Nintendo. It costs 229.99 euros. The set consists of 2807 stones.

For that, Lego builders don’t get a static version of Bowser. It can also be moved with buttons on the side. His mouth can also open and he can shoot a fireball.

Finally, Bowser is also part of the Lego Super Mario series. This consists of several packs with which interactive levels from the Mario games can be built. Players of this ‘game’ can take on Bowser with this pack.


News | Lego Brawls is coming to consoles and PC

The Apple Arcade game Lego Brawls will be available September 2 on consoles and PC.

Lego Brawls appeared on Apple Arcade in 2019. In that 4v4 multiplayer game, people compete against other players in levels based on Lego themes. These themes include Ninjago, outer space, the Middle Ages and Jurassic World. Players can also customize their own character.

The game will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Bandai Namco and Red Games have announced that.


News | Official Lego Set Based On Horizon Forbidden West Revealed

An official Lego set based on the Tallneck from Horizon Forbidden West has been unveiled.

The set appeared on the German website Promobricks and will cost 79.99 euros. The set should be released on May 22. The set includes the Tallneck, an iconic robot from Horizon Zero Dawn and its upcoming sequel. There is also a Lego doll of main character Aloy, as well as a Watcher. The set is 34 centimeters long and contains a total of 1222 blocks.

Lego has not officially announced the set yet, but since the packaging is shown on Promobricks, it is almost certain that the set is in the making.

Horizon Forbidden West will be released this Friday on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.


Hardware | Galax Shows DDR5 Memory With Lego Compatibility

In the 'something different' category, Galax unveils a quirky range of DDR5 memory modules. Galax's so-called Gamer RGB DDR5 discs have, in addition to a standard RGB bar on top, a series of Lego-compatible studs on the top.

The official reveal was picked up by EXPreview, complete with renders of the two different colors: light blue or bright red. The Gamer RGB DDR5 line initially launches as a 2x 16 GB kit, later followed by 2x 8 GB and 2x 32 GB alternatives.

The clock frequency is initially at 4,800 MHz; later, faster modules could be on the horizon. An official release date or suggested retail price for the first Lego-compatible memory kits has not yet been announced, but Galax promises that the Gamer RGB DDR5 series will follow shortly after the official introduction of Intel Alder Lake CPUs.

It is also unclear whether these Galax products will come to the West at all. The Taiwanese manufacturer previously launched RTX 30 video cards with studs for the popular building blocks, but the same craft cards have never been available outside of China.

Intel itself has not yet released a release date for the next generation of processors — which offer DDR5 support as a first. However, a sales embargo would expire on November 4, which suggests that the Alder Lake generation will be officially unveiled sometime shortly before.


News | Sonic the Hedgehog gets its own Lego set

A Lego set based on Sonic the Hedgehog is coming out.

Two years ago, an idea for a Lego set based on Sonic was added to Lego Ideas. This Lego Group website allows people to upload their own ideas for sets. When more than 10,000 visitors also think it is a good idea, Lego considers making a real set. That is what happened with the Sega set below.

The idea set includes Sonic, Doctor Robotnik and the Death Egg Robot. In addition, a part of the Green Hill Zone can be seen. All these elements come from various Sonic games, but the set seems to be based on Sonic Mania, released in 2017.

The fact that the idea has been approved does not mean that the set below will actually be released in this way. After approval, Lego will now start working with its own designers. There is therefore no release date or price known.


News | New Lego Super Mario sets revealed

Two new Lego sets of Lego Super Mario have been announced. The sets were released in a short Nintendo trailer.

The Lego Super Mario collection was announced last month by Nintendo and Lego. Now the release date has been announced for the starter set, which comes out August 1. This is done through a trailer where Jonathan Bennink, the head of Lego Lab who shows the set in detail. There were two more surprises in the trailer. Two new Lego Super Mario additions have also been announced in the video.

These are the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. In the first set, Mario has to survive between two Piranha Plants and at Bowser’s castle he has to fight against King Koopa. It is not yet known when these sets will be released.

Finally, there is more information in the trailer about the starter set of Lego Super Mario. In the video, Bennink explains that the Mario doll is equipped with LCD screens and a speaker, which let him give reactions and make sounds. The starter set can now be reserved via the official Lego website and other selected retailers for 60 euros.


News | Six Batman games available for free through Epic Games Store

Six different Batman games are available for free through the Epic Games Store.

It concerns the Batman Arkham Collection and the Lego Batman Collection, each with three games in the package. The Batman Arkham Collection includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight, all three developed by Rocksteady. The open world games offer a serious look at the battle between the superhero and his various enemies.

The Lego Batman games are a lot less serious, but not less fun. Lego Batman, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham are full of content and provide quite some game hours.

The two collections can be downloaded free of charge up to and including Thursday through the Epic Games Store.