Um. So Lego is making a haunted house set for its Monster Hunters line, and it’s possibly the greatest goddamn thing ever, and I say that having already fallen in love with their Avengers, DC Super Heroes, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and other sets. It’s a broken-down house you build out of Legos. Let me repeat: YOU’RE BUILDING IT BROKEN. There’s a place for Dracula to write letters. There’s a Lego Gramophone. THERE’S A ZOMBIE CHEF. Holy hell. I hope this set comes with some amazeballs you can build, because my god, you’re going to need ’em.
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.