Toy Fair season is definitely upon us, with the London Toy Fair just been recently concluded, we now move on to the next leg of international toy fairs that give us a glimpse of things to come especially in the world of LEGO bricks. The Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, dubbed as the largest toy fair in the world, has now opened its doors to all retailers and guests, and covering the action right there at the LEGO booth are the ever reliable teams of Promo Bricks and Zusammengebaut. Credit goes to their kind efforts of sharing these images to the world.
Suffice to say, LEGO did a good job of having its active themes covered in the opening day of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, so let’s take a while to break down what was revealed so far during the past hours. We’ll try to comment on these images as the opportunity arises, but in the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on these sets.
This may come in as a surprise for LEGO Technic fans. LEGO has revealed a building guide that allows you to combine this year’s Technic sets particularly, 42057, 42061, and 42063, to come up with the iconic Technic chassis from 1977. We know that LEGO has a sweet spot for the Technic theme since it is one of its longest line of sets that it has ever came up with. If the inclusion of the 40th commemorative beam in its 2017 sets is already a very much welcomed token, then the presence of the commemorative building guide (which will be made available for free during the second half of the year according to Zusammengebaut) is a great bonus.
The entire range of 2017 LEGO Architecture sets is also on display, with the Guggenheim Museum (21035) and Arc De Triomphe (21036) making their first public debut.
The latest line of sets coming from the LEGO City theme were also display, including two people packs, and the Jungle and Coast Guard sub themes.
LEGO City – Jungle
LEGO City – Coast Guard
The latest sets under LEGO Creator were also revealed, with familial scenes to boot and two sets dedicated to space travel and road racing.
LEGO Marvel and DC Comics Super Heroes
Though LEGO has not revealed any images yet, it’s great to know that TLG has finally confirmed its latest line of superhero sets dedicated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Comics Super Heroes. The box arts that were on display confirms that we’ll be seeing several sets all dedicated to the much awaited films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming (set 76082 & 76083), Thor: Ragnarok (sets 76084 & 76088), and DC’s Justice League (sets 76085, 76086, and 76087).
Also on display were the recently revealed LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076), Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077), Hulk vs. Red Hulk (76078), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
LEGO Speed Champions
The 2017 LEGO Speed Champions collection was also on display, less the McLaren Road Car (75880) that is yet to be revealed.
LEGO Juniors Cars 3
There seems to be another previously reported ‘fake’ news that turned out to be true after all. Hot off the trail that the rumored Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (71042) was eventually legit, the German Toy Fair has revealed that LEGO indeed has its sights in coming up with a line of sets dedicated to the third comeback of Lightning McQueen in Disney Pixar’s Cars 3. These watermarked box arts were put on display bearing set numbers 10730, 10731, 10732, 10733, 10742, 10743, 10744, & 10745.
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie
We know that Series 17 of LEGO’s CMF is just around the corner. In fact, leaked images of some of its minifigs are already out there in the wild. However, LEGO has been particularly tight-lipped with its next line of cinematic CMFs, particularly on its next theatrical offering, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Though the box on display was sort of the generic type, the number of minifigs (20 in this series) gives us a hint that LEGO intends to repeat its minifig offerings same as that from the LEGO Batman Movie. The picture also below somehow gives us an idea on how our teen ninjas will look like in their first ever cinematic debut.
Some of the highlights of the LEGO Toy Fair Booth also include a demonstration of its upcoming LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) and the official launch of the social media platform for LEGO fans, the LEGO Life app. Noticeably missing in action during day 1 of the Nuremberg Toy Fair are the recent LEGO Batman Movie summer sets, those from the LEGO Ninjago Movie, and from the Star Wars theme.
So what do you think brick fans? What other sets will LEGO reveal in the next few days? Drop us a note in the comments below or head over at our Facebook page and join in the conversation.