New LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Showcased at Gamescon 2017 – PLUS Additional Characters Revealed.

Europe’s Gamescom 2017 is now in full swing, and other than the reveal of the different locations within the world hub of Chronopolis in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, one of the highlights of the gaming convention was the reveal of the game’s additional characters. IGN was on the scene together with the creative folks of TT Games to show a brand new gameplay trailer featuring several new Marvel comic book characters. Since its debut a couple of months ago, we have been steadily seeing more and more character reveals of classic and new Marvel superheroes and villains that will smash their way through the game. Here’s IGN’s interview with Phillip Ring (Executive Producer) and Wil Evans (Senior Designer) plus a live demo gameplay to show you around one of LEGO Marvel Superheroes boss battles. Watch this.

In this boss battle video, we see the game’s 7th level which takes place in Asgard and has our heroes pitted against the hellish behemoth, Surtur. What is interesting about this gameplay is that it introduces a new game dynamic were boss battles such as this requires players to make use of their character’s unique abilities on certain specific situations, in order to defeat the level’s boss. The boss’ behavior has also become more challenging since it can modify its attack depending on the player’s behavior as well. For example, if you prefer a melee approach since it could be your character’s strength and advantage, the boss may actually move far away from you. If you prefer the long-range strategy and keeping your enemy at bay, then the boss may actually charge towards you and close that gap. Needless to say, it is a very interesting improvement in Boss Fight AIs.

What is very interesting and probably what most of us wants to know are the new characters added to the roster of the game’s playable characters. As Ring and Evans revealed through the live demo, we have several new minifig characters such as Captain America (Roberta Mendez), Jane Foster as Thor, Maestro,  Greenskyn Smashtroll, Vormund, Carnom, Throg, Tactical Force, and Iron Man (Old West) just to name a few.









We also spotted these never-before-seen LEGO Marvel Superheroes characters in the character selection page, though their respective gameplays were not shown:  Man-Thing, Man-Ape, MODOK, Darkhawk, Heimdall, Hela, Horus, Vision, Kid Colt, Gamora, Forbush Man, Terminatrix, Vulture (Classic), She-Hulk, and Captain America (Pilot). It will really be great to see these digital characters having their physical minifigure counterparts, but who knows, maybe some of them are already in the works.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 are slated to be released in the US on November 14, and November 17 in Europe. It is available for all major gaming platforms including the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Steam (PC) and Nintendo Switch. It comes with a Deluxe Edition that grants you early access to the Classic GOTG Character Pack, Season Pass, and an exclusive Giant-Man minifigure.

 

 

Check Out the Official Images and Building Instructions of the LEGO Architecture LEGO House 21037.

The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark is scheduled to open to the public on September 28, and to commemorate the occasion, LEGO has officially revealed its next Architecture set dedicated to the House of the Brick. Initially listed at the LEGO Architecture website, the latest LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21307) set is a marked improvement of the LEGO House (4000010) which was made available in LEGO Billund stores in 2014. Thanks to Promo Bricks, we now have these official images before it was eventually removed from the LEGO Architecture website.

The LEGO House (21307) is a fairly straightforward build. Its building instructions are available online which you may download right here. See if you have the parts needed to build your own LEGO House using the parts list below as your reference. Save for the printed tile piece that bears the name of the LEGO House, and the exact color of some of the tile pieces, most of its parts are readily available.

As of now, what we do know is that the  LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21307) is exclusively available only at the LEGO House gift shop in Billund, Denmark and will be released to coincide with the opening of the actual LEGO House on September 28. Here’s a rough Google translation of the official product description for the LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21307).

LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21307)





This fascinating model of the LEGO® house stands for creativity and innovation and is a tribute to the most popular building block in the world. This huge experience center in Billund (Denmark) offers lots of activities for the visitors and LEGO fans of all ages and is the perfect place to learn playfully and be captivated by the ultimate LEGO experience. This extremely detailed model perfectly reflects the striking and imaginative architecture of the building. It houses 21 unique, interlocked rooms in LEGO stone form, has transparent facades to flood the entire building with daylight, and has a multi-colored roof, roof terraces and a huge exterior staircase. When you remove the LEGO stone-shaped main axle segment, you get access to the main hall with the grand staircase and the LEGO tree of creativity.

More Teasers To What Everyone Is Anxiously Waiting For – THE Largest LEGO UCS Star Wars Set Ever Made!

We’re just counting the days before Force Friday II officially kicks off on September 1 – and LEGO definitely knows how to ride the waves and build up the excitement. Since the start of this month, LEGO has been leaving a trail of bread crumbs to what most of us believe to be the comeback of the iconic starship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. The rumor that a reboot of 2007’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (10179) is in the works has been lingering for a few months already, and now more than ever, the excitement is almost at a crescendo.

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LEGO’s most recent tweet has already confirmed that this is the largest LEGO Star Wars set ever made, in fact THE largest LEGO set ever to be offered to the public dwarfing the current contender which is 2008’s Taj Mahal (10189). At a whopping 7,541 pieces, this mystery set is estimated to retail anywhere between $600 to $700 USD as calculated by Brickset.

In related news, LEGO is now giving away flyers pointing to the set’s debut on September 1 at all LEGO Stores worldwide. If we understand correctly what the LEGO September Store Calendar says, this uber massive LEGO Star Wars mystery set will be available for early VIP access from September 14 to 30, and will be available to the general public starting October 1.

What do you think, will LEGO release another teaser before the set is unveiled on September 1? Are you excited about this? Share us what you think in the comments below.

 

 

This Year’s LEGO D2C Winter Village Station (10259) Set Revealed!

Yesterday, we mentioned of a “rumored” LEGO Creator Expert Set that is said to follow the tradition of previous holiday winter D2C sets that LEGO has released since 2013. This time, LEGO has finally pulled the veil from this mystery set first teased in LEGO’s September Store Calendar,  and now, we have the following official images and product description of the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259). By the looks of it, this set will perfectly complement last year’s Winter Holiday Train (10254). Check these out.

10259 Winter Village Station

Ages 12+.  902 pieces.
US $79.99 – CA $99.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK £74.99 – DK 649.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Head home for the holidays with the Winter Village Station!

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent.
  • The festively adorned Winter Village Station features a snowy train station with a clock tower, platform, coffee shop, ticket counter, grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, lampposts, mailbox and green trees, plus a bus.
  • Ticket counter features a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets.
  • Coffee shop features a serving hatch and a detailed interior with espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu.
  • Bus features festive decoration, opening doors, luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages, and a removable roof for accessing the detailed interior.
  • Drive the happy passengers to the station.
  • Raise the barriers to cross the track.
  • Grab a newspaper and relax with a warm espresso from the cozy coffee shop.
  • Man the ticket booth, serve the travelers and slide the tickets under the serving window.
  • Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building!
  • Accessories elements include buildable wreaths and wrapped gifts, plus 2 mugs, ticket, newspaper and an envelope.
  • Special elements include new 1×1 round plate with horizontal shaft, 4×6 roof element in dark blue, gray microphone element, printed ticket element and shield elements with printed clock-faces.
  • Includes 4 straight track pieces to connect with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10254 Winter Holiday Train.
  • Winter Village Station measures over 7” (19cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Grade Crossing when closed measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Bus measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

 

 

LEGOLAND® California Resort Is Getting Ready for Its Biggest Ride Investment Ever In 2018!

LEGOLAND California Resort is prepping up for its biggest reveal this week, particularly about its new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel and the announcement of grander attractions this year. Dubbed as the “biggest ride investment in LEGOLAND Parks history”, this latest innovation is said to combine dazzling 3D computer animation with “4D,” real-world effects.

LEGOLAND California Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti is a little bit shy on the details, but what we do know is that the new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, with its latest rides and attractions will be on an exemplary grand scale, and is expected to have a significant, positive influence and economic impact to the local Carlsbad community. First revealed during the early part of this year, the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel is said to have “250 themed rooms, including 20 suites, completely immersing guests into a castle experience from the minute they enter the grand hall, to dining in an amazing sit down royal restaurant to engaging in courtyard entertainment by the pool”, according to Ronchetti.

We don’t have any images yet, especially about the exciting, new rides slated to be operational in the summer of 2018, but we’ll keep you posted once these things are officially announced by LEGOLAND California within the week.