On Eurobricks in the Sci-Fi forum, there is a little contest going on. The goal is to take the frame of the 21109 Exo Suit and build something new. More specific, build an Exo Suit that fits into one of the present or past themes produced by Lego. Any theme is possible.
I took the chance and made an entry for the challenge. And the obvious idea I had, was to build a *drumroll* Balrog class Exo Suit. *badumtss*
The suit is piloted by Aragorn who can now easily smash through the armies of Sauron and Saruman. It features two strong arms and legs. On the left arm, there is a ultra-strong elven shield. And it wields a flamable sword made by the best dwarfen engineers. The body armor als sports some Rohirim shielding to protect the pilot. And if that wouldn’t be enough, it has a optional jetpack that allows it to swiftly swoosh over the battlefield. Or it can simply stomp the enemies into the ground.
Please visit the entry topic to see the other very good entries as well (I think mine is the worst).
Also here is the collection of pictures I have made:
Well, as the regular reader knows, I had ordered my copy of 21109 Exo Suit a little late. But, as TLG has promised, everyone will get his own copy. When I had ordered the set, the online shop stated it would be available again on September 4th. Today, I received a confirmation email, that my order will be soon delivered. Hooray! So TLG is obviously working really hard to fulfill all backorders.
So it will arrive probably tomorrow. Too bad, I’ll get it delivered to my working place instead of home. And since I will not be in the office tomorrow, it will have to wait until Tuesday next week.
Please note: You can still order this set on the Lego Online Shop. But delivery will take some time. For Germany, the current availability date is September 24th. Dates may vary for other countries
Ok, I failed. Nearly. On August 1st TLG released a huge amount of new sets. Among them are the Technic Sets for 2H14 like 42028, 42029 and the long awaited (by me) 42030. Also, they released 2 (!) new sets from Lego Ideas. This is a real first, because in the past they only released one set at a time. So, last friday the new sets were released. It was already past noon, when I browsed the Eurobricks Forum and stumbled upon the thread for the Exo Suit. For a few seconds, I was shocked. After that, I immediately went to the Lego Shop and looked up the set. Damn, I was too late. No more sets were available and the shipping date was already set to September 4th. But, I could put it in my shopping basket and even purchase it. I added the “Research Institute” and the 42020 to fill up above 55€ for free shipping. My initial thought was, that I could possibly be in luck and get it anyway.
The days flew by and I didn’t get a confirmation from TLG nor were there any changes to my purchase details in the shop. Today, there was a post at The Brothers Brick about problems with the Lego Shop and deliveries without notification. So I checked my order once again and it said it was shipped. Except for the Exo Suit of course. I still have to wait for it. So be it. But I got the other stuff and the delivery was very fast.
So for now, I received 42020, 21110 and 40109 (freebie for every order). For now, I put it into my to-do box, which is rather filled up already. I need to do something about this. Soon I’ll have more time for Lego again 😉
Also, here is a closeup shot of the cool 21110 Research Institute Set. I really like it. There is a good article about it on the blog of Ellen Kooijman (aka Alatariel / set designer). Make sure to read it!