Now we have a picture of the box – Doctor Who Lego

The LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set will be available in December.

The LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set will be available starting December! #lego #doctorwho

The back of the box shows that the set will contains two Doctors, Clara, a Weeping Angel and some Daleks.

Doctor Who Box

More photographs of the model.

LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set

Nice model of the Tardis, which I think works well.

Tardis

Still don’t really like the Daleks.

LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set

Nice Weeping Angel, I don’t think that the Peter Capaldi doctor has actually seen a Weeping Angel, but I may be wrong.

LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set

Lego Doctor Who

Lego Doctor Who

Looks like we will have Lego Doctor Who… very soon! This is the first official image of the new Doctor Who Lego.

Update: We now have the Tardis console as well….

Tardis Console

This was a Lego Ideas submission which was approved to be a real product.

Lego Doctor Who

We already have Lego Dimensions Doctor Who as we found out in July. This is the video from that announcement.

It looks like from the video that you will be able to play all thirteen doctors in the game. In addition there are Daleks and Cybermen.

Looking for Daleks

Daleks

So the BBC have released a new trailer for Doctor Who and there are a couple of shots of Daleks within it.

Now if you look carefully, not only can you see the Special Weapon Dalek, but there are also early era Daleks like those encountered by the first Doctor.

Daleks

The Special Weapon Dalek was first seen in the classic Sylvester McCoy story, Remembrance of the Daleks.

Special Weapon Dalek

Another view from Remembrance of the Daleks.

Special Weapon Dalek

This new shot is not the only time it has appeared, it was also seen in Asylum of the Daleks.

Special Weapon Dalek in 2012

So not long now until the new series of Doctor Who. Are you looking forward to it?

 

Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect

As part of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, there are going to be eleven short novels from famous authors covering (as you might have guessed) all eleven Doctors.

Doctor Who: The Ripple Effect

The seventh book features the Seventh Doctor, along with Ace and the Daleks!

When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies’ motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart…

It certainly sounds like an interesting story and I am looking forward to reading it.
Get The Ripple Effect at Amazon.
Get the Ripple Effect at iTunes.
I was less impressed with the Sixth Doctor story and didn’t enjoy that short novel compared to others in the series. This one with the Seventh Doctor and Ace I have quite high expectations about.

Daleks to Return in the 50th Anniversary Special

Daleks to Return in the 50th Anniversary Special
As is quite fitting the Daleks will be in the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, with the 10th and 11th Doctors, alongside the mysterious John Hurt Doctor.

The Daleks are the second monster to be announced for the 50th and will join the shape shifting Zygons, which have only appeared in the show once before in 1975. The Daleks were one of the first monsters to terrify audiences in 1963, 50 years ago, cementing their place in British popular culture.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said:

“The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it’s fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all.”

I am pleased to see that they have abandoned the plastic Disco Daleks and have returned to the classic style, well updated classic style.

Davros

The designer of the Daleks was Davros.
Davros
This is another of 1990s Harlequin Miniatures’ licensed range of 28mm metal miniatures (these are now available from Black Tree Designs).
Davros first appeared on our TV screens in Genesis of the Daleks and I remember that dark and quite philosophical episode well.

This is the adventure that goes right back to the roots of the Daleks, from their humble beginnings to the point where they become the Doctor’s most fearsome foes. Across the six episodes, we find that the Doctor has been sent to the planet Skaro, where he discovers the evil genius Davros, who is about to fully unleash his deadliest creations into the universe. Accompanied by Harry and Sarry, The Doctor also finds himself stuck in the middle of an ongoing war between the Thals and The Kaleds, in a story packed with danger and adventure.

Genesis of the Daleks

Daleks

Back in the 1990s Harlequin Miniatures produced a licensed range of 28mm metal miniatures (these are now available from Black Tree Designs) and I bough back then a fair few blisters, including a selection of Daleks.
Dalek
One of the things about 28mm Daleks is how small they appear next to 28mm miniatures. This is because they are quite small in “real life”.