One More Amazon Deal: LEGO Creator Winter Village Station (10259)

And once again, Amazon is out with the LEGO set love. They’re sharing it of course with their loyal customers, especially those hunting for priced-down LEGO. This week already had them offer discounted entries for the Ideas and Marvel product lines; now it’s for their seasonal Holiday-themed series on LEGO Creator, the Winter Village Station.

Just to be specific, that’s not the Winter Village Fire Station set that came out this year; that’s number 10263. Instead, what Amazon has got on Discount Sale is the Winter Village Station, numbered 10259. It came out last 2017, as a complement to the Winter Holiday Train (10254) that was released back in 2016.

From its SRP of $79.99, Amazon his helpfully bumping it down to $54.99, a lovely discount of 31% for a set that barely reaches a thousand pieces in quantity. If any collectors of the near-decade old Winter Village theme on LEGO Creator expert sets are behind in getting them all, you’ll surely be hard-pressed finding a value equal to this.

In the meantime, the Winter Village Fire Station (10263) is available now for $99.99 on Shop@Home and LEGO Brand Stores. It’s the ninth entry in the Winter Village theme, just as the Winter Village Station (10259) is the eighth overall.

LEGO DC Super-Villains Out Now

It has been teased, previewed, discussed, and looked over so many times not just with us on The Brick Show but on other LEGO and videogame news sources everywhere. But all the speculation and anticipation has gone on long enough. On Tuesday, October 16, LEGO DC Super-Villains hits US shelves.

That’s right. The wait is over and every decent citizen in the LEGO DC game universe crafted by WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales had better start hiding in their basements. LDCSV is here and this time the players are controlling the bad guys. They even get original-character villain avatars themselves!

But then you already know that from as recently as the launch trailer. As DC Entertainment VP Interactive and Animation Ames Kirshen would put it, “DC has some of the most popular Super-Villains in the world and it’s exciting to see these characters call the shots in this new game.”

LDCSV can now be found in videogame stores or bought online. Per WBI and TT practice with their prior titles, regular versions are $59.99 while the deluxe versions are $74.99 each, which includes a Season Pass, the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack and an exclusive LEGO minifigure of Lex Luthor in Superman armor.

Download and Print These Latest LEGO Ninjago Coloring Pages

After the teaser that shows us what to expect from next year’s line of LEGO Ninjago sets, let’s look back at your favorite ninjas with these cool, LEGO Ninjago coloring pages. Similar to our LEGO DC Super-Villains coloring pages, these newest addition to our gallery allows you to download and print your favorite Ninjago character as you see them during the show’s previous seasons. It’s a nice way to express the creative ninja in you.

Just click on the image or the link below and have them printed on any letter sized bond paper. Which is your personal favorite among these? Share us what you think in the comments below.

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Cole

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Cole

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Jay

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Jay

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Kai

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Kai

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Lloyd

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Lloyd

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Morro

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Morro

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Nya

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Nya

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Sensei Garmadon

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Sensei Garmadon

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Sensei Wu

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Sensei Wu

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Skylor

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Skylor

 

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Zane

LEGO Ninjago Coloring Page – Zane

 

2019 LEGO Ninjago Sets Teased

If you recall from last July, we reported on a certain rumor that the upcoming 2019 LEGO Ninjago sets will be based on previous releases stretching back to 2011 when the theme was first introduced. Speculations regarding a Ninjago re-release were further flamed when during SDCC 2018, it was revealed by the LEGO Ninjago panel that there were no new season on the works for next year. Instead, the panel became a sort of a trip down Ninjago memory lane where the panelists talked about their most memorable episodes from the franchise during the past 7 years. This lead many LEGO Ninjago fans to think that there might be no new and unique tie-in sets to expect come 2019.

Fast forward to October, the recent update to the LEGO Ninjago Ride Ninja app were rolled out both on the App Store and Google Play, and somewhere along its cache of bikes are images of two of the most familiar rides in Ninjago. Here is a screenshot of Kai’s Fire Cycle and Zane’s Snowmobile as seen from the app.

Kai’s Fire Cycle as seen in LEGO Ninjago Ride Ninja app.
Zane’s Snowmobile as seen in LEGO Ninjago Ride Ninja app.

If you’re a long time fan of the franchise, it will be relatively easy for you to see that these two virtual bikes are very much the same to actual sets seen in LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Blade Cycle (9441) and Fangpyre Truck Ambush (9445). Both of these sets were released in 2012 as part of a series of sets in line with LEGO Ninjago Rise of the Snakes story arc.

Kai’s Blade Cycle (9441).
Zane’s Snowmobile as seen in Fangpyre Ambush (9445).

It is also interesting to note that a rumored list of new 2019 LEGO sets to watch out for also made mention of a Kai’s Blade Cycle and Zane’s Snowmobile (70667) set. It is not far-fetched to consider that we might be seeing these cool Ninjago bikes again, but this time, combined in a single set. It should be noted that the same list also includes sets such as Fire Temple (70680), Jay’s Storm Fighter (70668), Samurai Mech (70665), Cole’s Earth Driller (70669), and The Golden Dragon (70666), all of which are very similar to LEGO Ninjago sets released between 2011 to 2013.

Fire Temple (2507) from 2011

 

Jay’s Storm Fighter (9442) from 2012

 

Samurai Mech (9448) from 2012

 

Cole’s Earth Driller (70502) from 2013

 

The Golden Dragon (70503) from 2013

The way I see it, there is nothing much to expect from these 2019 LEGO Ninjago sets if indeed they are the exact same copies of their predecessors. However, it will be nice of LEGO if they can probably throw in some new pieces or new iterations of Ninjago minifigures, and not just to rehash another re-release. I’m not really sure if LEGO Ninjago fans will agree, but the way I see it, the LEGO Ninjago theme has reached a certain plateau or saturation point where the stories behind the theme might need a reboot of some kind. For sets that are dependent on an original LEGO theme or story, it is definitely a challenge to keep it more engaging and interesting. Undoubtedly, LEGO Ninjago is one of LEGO’s original and longest running fantasy-themed line, and it’s kind of difficult to imagine that it might suffer the same fate like that of Bionicle and Nexo Knights. We just have to wait and see in 2019.

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue #1 Debuts

Brick Fanatics has been a leading source of LEGO news tidbits and info on this side of the web for several years already, and this year marks another milestone on the life of the LEGO news outlet with the launch of their first ever Brick Fanatics Magazine.

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue #1 covers the latest LEGO Star Wars set particularly the much talked about Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) tagged as LEGO’s first offering in its Master Builder Series. It also includes an exclusive walk-through of the massive Hogwarts Castle (71043) by none other than its LEGO designer, Justin Ramsden, and a dedicated column for LEGO’s  former Community Coordinator for North America just to name a few.

Brick Fanatics Magazine

Read on for Brick Fanatic’s full press release. Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue #1 is now available for purchase, with Issue #2 to be available early 2019.

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 1 cover revealed

Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 1’s cover takes inspiration from 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City and The Empire Strikes Back, and teases a unique LEGO Star Wars build project

This latest large scale LEGO Star Wars release hasn’t been to everyone’s liking, but that’s exactly what makes it such an enticing assignment for the creative team at Brick Fanatics Magazine to take on. Issue 1 leads with a sizeable modification of 75222, in the hopes of elevating it in the eyes of many LEGO fans disappointed in the £300 original. Our cover teases a fantastic project that is presented inside through beautiful layout and photography. It’s LEGO building, literally on another level.

75222 Betrayal at Cloud City’s source material also provided the inspiration for the cover build Brick Fanatics Magazine commissioned. Focusing on the climactic moment in The Empire Strikes Back, we took elements based on it from the official LEGO set, and added our own bricks and creativity for this brick built cinematic recreation.

Issue 1’s cover also hints at a number of other exciting features inside, including LEGO Designer Justin Ramsden’s exclusive walkthrough of 71043 Hogwarts Castle and LEGO Group insider Kevin Hinkle’s debut column. There’s plenty inside the magazine, including a look at the LEGO Group’s foray into crowdsourcing, a photographic review of 21311 Voltron, an interview with the father and son team behind an innovative brick-based charity, and a considered look at the new Batwoman minifigure.

Brick Fanatics Magazine is a new 80-page A5 print publication and is available for purchase now, as a single issue with postage and packaging, and as part of 12-issue and 24-issue subscription packages that offer multi-issue savings and free postage and packaging.

Take advantage of these offers at brickfanatics.com/magazine and guarantee every copy of Brick Fanatics Magazine by subscribing today. Issue 2 is due in early 2019, from when the magazine will be published on a monthly basis.

Stay up to date with all things Brick Fanatics Magazine here, including an introduction to the brand new feature concept Review+.

“LEGO Worlds” Free DLC Accidentally Put Behind Nintendo Switch Online Paywall

Last month on September 18, the Online Service for Nintendo Switch was formally launched, after a dry run period of free use for owners of the popular hybrid gaming system. With the service officially online now however, Switch users need to pay a subscription to use, and certain game DLC have been put behind pay-walls.

As it turns out, even DLC that are offered free by Switch game developers have been affected. The Switch version of LEGO Worlds, a sandbox adventure game by WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales in the vein of their “mainstream” titles, already has some free DLC on offer, but the mandatory subscription requirement for Switch Online has locked it for gamers.

Paul Haan of LEGO news source Bricks to Life was the first to notice this, when the free-download DLC Showcase Collection Pack of LEGO Worlds was since barred to players unless they get a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

WB Interactive confirmed the unavailability of the LEGO Worlds’ free DLC, describing it as an error that got caught up in the policy changes following the monetizing of online support for the Switch. The developers have contacted Nintendo about the situation, though they have given no updates on it since.

LEGO Shop@Home on Double Points Promo Until October’s End

Every now and then, LEGO launches a small period wherein certain purchases on Shop@Home made under a VIP membership will accumulate double the usual points. We saw that in action earlier this month when Shop@Home introduced Double Points for purchasing two particular LEGO Star Wars sets, the popular VIP line.

Apparently LEGO is feeling more generous as October gets to the halfway point and the Holidays start coming in force. Well as of this writing, they have Shop@Home holding a Double VIP Points event to last until the 31st; and it’s for all LEGO purchases.

So until October is through, all online LEGO shoppers at Shop@Home will be getting back 10% cashback for future purposes rather than the usual 5%. If shoppers have held off on buying those big new LEGO sets such as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) and the more Holiday-appropriate Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263), then they’ll make big VIP points when they shop now.

It probably also bears reminding that this is also the beginning of the promo period for the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359) with one exclusive collectible minifigure. It comes free with any minimum LEGO purchase of $75, for minifig collectors.

LEGOLAND Florida Teases Upcoming New Themed Area: “LEGO Movie World”

Much in the mold of other multi-location theme park chains like Disney, the LEGOLAND Resorts from LEGO and Merlin Entertainments have their own theme areas that are common across their park locations. There’s the Miniland scale-sized famous building area, the Heartlake City zone for LEGO Friends and the classic Knights Kingdom theme for LEGO Castle.

Still, individual LEGOLAND Parks can work on their own unique expansion areas which, if good enough, might be replicated with the others. So LEGOLAND Florida has made a big announcement about their new themed area, based on the company’s big-screen blockbuster LEGO Movie film series.

The LEGOLAND theme park in Winter Haven expects their new area, named the LEGO Movie World, to be open next year in the spring. The zone, will comprise characters, settings and elements from not only the first LEGO Movie in 2014 but also the sequel, which may premier roughly the same time as the opening.

At least three distinct rides have been announced for LEGO Movie World. The “LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight” will have passengers take a high-flying ride on Emmet’s triple-decker couch (coaster), famous for having a 180-degree turn (the first in a major US park, they say).

Next is “Unikitty’s Disco Drop” which will have riders being bounced up and down and spun around with a dizzying view of Cloud Cuckooland. Finally, the “Battle of Bricksburg” attraction draws on The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part by having participants engage in a water-gun fight with Duplo invaders.

Among other extra features are new LEGO Movie room theme options at the LEGOLAND Hotel, plus a Taco Tuesday Eatery and Awesome (gift) Shop. LEGOLAND Florida GM Rex Jackson is pleased to have LEGO Movie World as an exclusive themed area for their park. (though hopefully other LEGOLANDs may follow)

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The LEGO Movie 2 premieres February 8, with LEGO Movie World in Florida following soon.

First Look at the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) and Its Gorgeous

After the teaser given by the LEGO Store in China last week, LEGO has finally given us our very first look at the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315). LEGO made the reveal via LEGO Ideas’ official social media pages as you can see below.

To be frank, the Pop-Up book’s corresponding box art and minifigures have been already leaked on the Internet so we already have an idea of how it might look like. However, seeing the actual set as it is, gave me a better appreciation of this newest LEGO Ideas set. The LEGO Ideas design team really did a good job in improving the original product idea of fan designer Jason Allemann, who also happens to be the fan designer behind 2016’s LEGO Ideas Maze (21305).

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315)

I absolutely love how the dark red and green and colors were used in the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315), and the nice touch on the “Once Upon a Brick” title. I’m not quite sure if the title is made out of a sticker, or if it’s printed on a huge tile. However, my bet is that it’s probably a sticker. Though I haven’t seen the images of the actual set, the box art of the Pop-Up Book suggests that it has two stories to tell. The 10-second teaser trailer already hinted on the classic story of Red Riding Hood considering the inclusion of the wolf minifigure disguised as Red’s grandma.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315)

The second alternate build of the set highlights another classic fairy tale which is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. It looks like it will be using a nanofigure for Jack to make it somehow proportionally scaled to the buildable beanstalk that stretches from the ground up to the clouds.  The LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) will also include four minifigures: Red Riding Hood, Grandma, Wolf in disguise, the Giant, and a Jack nanofigure. The full reveal of this set is slated on October 26 so we can expect more teasers and additional info to come out anytime soon.

Stay tuned only here on The Brick Show!

New Amazon Sales for LEGO Ideas and Marvel Super Heroes

There seems to be an informal competition between Amazon and Wal-Mart for the best LEGO set deals just ahead of the year-end Holiday craze. The latter has been offering some 15-18% discounts on mostly LEGO Star Wars while the former is a tad more diverse with the product lines involved.

And indeed, there’s some new LEGO stuff with dialed-down prices to be had at the world’s biggest online retail platform. First up is “Ship in a Bottle” (21313) the twentieth LEGO Ideas set released just this February. It slashes 20% off the original $69.99 SRP for a more affordable $55.99.

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Next on Amazon’s notable recent LEGO set sale listings is one for the LEGO and MCU fan, with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108) tie-in for last May’s Avengers: Infinity War film. From $99.99 there’s 15% off, with the online retailer now offering just $84.99 for it.

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Both sets are available with Amazon free shipping, and are good sources of uncommon LEGO elements. The Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) has 1×1 trans-blue round plates and the clear parts making up the bottle. Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108) has the Iron Spider and Ebony Maw minifigs plus the larger Cull Obsidian built figure. What better time to snap up these wonderful LEGO sets.