Mega Bloks, the company that makes Legos that are not officially Legos, just announced they signed a deal with Blizzard to make construction toys based on Warcraft and StarCraft (top press release, here). There are no pics or specifics yet, but Mega Bloks does the Halo block sets, if you’ve seen those. Obviously, it would be nice if Lego had the license, but I think most of us would agree that better for Mega Bloks to have it than no one, right? Thanks to Ambrose K. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.