Just a quick reminder to add this to your calendar. The Toys R Us Toy Book 2016 has already been released and with it the announcement of another LEGO promotional. A LEGO Nexo Knights Building Event is slated to take place on November 12 next Saturday from 12PM to 2PM at all TRU stores nationwide. The said building event allows children 6 years old and above to build and take home a FREE LEGO Nexo Knights monster and a chance gather several Nexo Powers inside the store through the Merlok 2.0 app.
If you recall, a similar promotional happened across TRU stores in Germany, where we saw the polybag’s pretty neat building instructions in its booklet form. The TRU LEGO Nexo Knights monster comes in at 58 pieces and its build bears close resemblance to a battle-ready LEGO Mixels Infernite that may easily pass as Burnzie’s smaller cousin.
Remember, like any other promotional, this free LEGO Nexo Knights monster set is only available while supplies last. Plus the fact that this TRU build and take home event is only for 2 hours, expect that this set will immediately be out of stock.
It almost came out of nowhere when we first saw its image on LEGO’s December Store Calendar. Just in time before Disney’s Moana hit theaters this month, LEGO has finally revealed its next Disney-inspired set with LEGO Disney Moana on the High Seas (41150). As exciting as the set maybe for most LEGO and Disney fans, the image printed on the December Store Calendar was unfortunately a little out of focus. However, thanks to LEGO Club’s Yellow Brick Magazine for the month of November and December (particularly on page 5) we now have a closer look at set 41150, with high res images of Dwayne Johnson’s demigod character, Maui, Auli’i Cravalho’s Moana mini-doll rendition, and a new piece for Moana’s pet chicken, Hei Hei as voiced by Alan Tudyk.
The print on Maui’s bigfig version is absolutely superb, staying true to the demigod’s animated tattoos and determined expression. We also get to see a new rooster/chicken figure for Moana’s pet chicken Hei Hei. Love the aggressive look on his eyes, though I must admit that he looks more like a parrot of some sorts because of his color scheme. Moana’s minidoll figure is also a little underwhelming which borrows heavily from the LEGO Friends theme. If there is one thing that this set was able to accomplish is the unorthodox combination of bigfigs and minidolls in a single set. I’m pretty sure that Maui’s bigfig version will be a must have for collectors and Disney fans alike.
In conjunction with the new LEGO Batman Movie Trailer released earlier today (which is awesome, by the way), another 2 sets based off of the film have been revealed, those being:
70900 The Joker Balloon Escape -$14.99, 124 pieces
70908 The Scuttler – $79.99, 775 pieces
Both these sets look really good in my opinion. That Joker Balloon Escape looks like an excellent little $15 set, giving the main 2 characters of the film and a colourful parts pack. I believe that background build to be based off of Ace Chemicals, the famed location where the comic book Joker received his chemical bath that turned him into the Clown Prince of Crime.
The scuttler, whilst weird-looking at first glance, seems to represent a bat that is grounded and walking as opposed to flying, hence the set’s name. This is a very quirky and original idea/design, and the figures are superb, especially those new hair pieces. That Joker waistcoat appears in both sets and is certainly…interesting.
They’re priced $14.99 and $79.99 respectively, which is pretty reasonably considering the price to part ratio and the size of builds.
After several months of waiting, Warner Bros Pictures has now released the much anticipated follow-up trailer for its next brick-built movie. I wouldn’t comment much about it because I know you want to see it. Watch the latest official trailer of The LEGO Batman Movie below.
The trailer echoes the tone and focus of the previous ones: enabling the Dark Knight to realize that it ‘takes a team to build a hero’. It also gives us a closer look on Batman’s collection of sweet rides that were teased earlier. I love the distinct LEGO humor especially when Robin introduced the ‘Bat Kayak’. I assume it is a healthy dose of sarcasm on the fact that Batman’s collection of crime-fighting vehicles (including the Batsub and Bat Zeppelin) is as numerous as his different film iterations and costumes.
One thing that also caught my attention was the minifigure versions of Batman’s known enemies such as that of the Kiteman and King Tut as you can see them from the left side of this screenshot. It was rumored that Kiteman will be one of the villains to be included in the LEGO Batman Movie’s CMF series together with some other unnamed antagonists. There are also familiar faces among the Joker’s posse including King Tut and Man-Bat.
Additionally, we get to see a possible LEGO set that was already listed by Brickset. Though there is no confirmation yet if this scene directly refers or hints at the LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Balloon set (70900), but it is a good indicator that it may be so.
We already know of several sets that were announced during this year’s San Diego Comic Con back in July, and during the most recent New York Comic Con held last month. Here are the LEGO Batman Movie sets that are yet to be officially revealed by TLG.
The Joker Balloon (70900)
Catwoman Catcycle Chase (70902)
The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903)
Clayface Splat Attack (70904)
Killer Croc (70907)
The Scuttler (70908)
Penguin’s Limo (70911)
It is very clear by now that LEGO and Warner Bros are heavily investing in the LEGO Batman Movie. With a total of 19 expected sets and a collectible minifig series, this is one LEGO theme that we will look forward to.
The LEGO Batman Movie hits US theatres on February 10, 2017.
If you’re into modular buildings and you still don’t have this ticked off from your must-have list, then this is something that you may want to read. Promo Bricks has recently pointed out the apparent unavailability of the D2C advanced model set, the LEGO Creator Pet Shop 10218, across the European region. According from a concerned fan and probable LEGO insider who passed on the info, the set IS no longer available in the area. A quick browse over at shop.LEGO.com confirms this, where several regional stores in Europe mark the set as ‘Temporarily out of stock’.
The situation is also the same across several LEGO Brand Stores in Europe, where 10218 is no longer on their store shelves. According to the report, some store employees said that the demand for the 2,000-piece set has recently spiked due to the recent revived interest in modular buildings, coupled with the fact that the set is almost retiring after its introduction in 2011. The good news is that as of this writing, the LEGO Creator Pet Shop 10218 is still listed in as available in North America both in Canada and in the US. Here’s a quick look at some of the features of this set, including a designer video, and a review by Jason from 5 years ago.
LEGO Pet Shop 10218
Ages 16+. 2,032 pieces.
US $149.99 – CA $199.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Build a pad for pampered pets in a 3-story shop with style!
Continuing the LEGO® Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, 3-story Pet Shop building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect addition to your LEGO town. Greet customers with a menagerie of pets and let them treat them with a selection of toys and supplies. The pet shop building features a hinged staircase for easy access, upper apartment with kitchenette and upper loft overlooking the open plan interior below. To the side, the tastefully appointed townhouse features a detailed ground floor with accessories and spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. The attic space features storage boxes and French doors leading out to an elegant front balcony, while the rooftop garden, complete with fresh vegetables, brightens up the rear of the building.
Includes 4 minifigures with accessories: pet shop owner, girl on bicycle, painter with paint roller and woman!
Pet Shop includes dog, cat, 2 parrots and fish tank with goldfish!
Also includes 3 dog bones, ball, frog toy, birdhouse, bucket and brush!
Kitchenette features stone fireplace, stove, sink, coffee maker and small table and chair!
Upper loft features skylight, bed and lamp!
Townhouse features ground floor with mailbox and mail, hat rack, couch, telephone, toilet and access to basement crawl space!
Measures 10″ (25.5cm) wide and 10.5″ (26.5cm) high!
Combine with other modular buildings, like 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium!
So if you’re eyeing for this one for quite some time, better act fast and expect this set to be out of the LEGO Brand Stores anytime soon. Thanks to Promo Bricks for the heads up.