New LEGO Brick Sketches Theme Revealed – Arriving June 1st

Here’s another surprise from LEGO. Brickset has just revealed that LEGO will be releasing a new LEGO Brick Sketches theme, with four licensed sets – from Star Wars and DC Comics in particular – included in its initial roster.

If you find the LEGO Brick Sketches familiar, that’s because the designer for these sets is none other than ace MOC builder Chris McVeigh. The idea of having a brick-built sketch or drawing was in Chris’ thoughts since 2016, and if you’ll check his Flickr account, you’ll see some of his initial brick sketches mostly focusing on Star Wars characters. I’m glad to see that his work is now recognized by LEGO since he became part of the elite LEGO Design Team more than a year ago. You may also want to check his website where he offers the building instructions for some of his original creations for free.

LEGO Brick Sketches sets are yet to be listed at LEGO Shop@Home, but Huw from Brickset mentions that we can expect them to be available beginning June 1. For a closer look at what these sets offer (which I believe will be more appealing to AFOLs), you may want to check Brickset’s extensive review of the LEGO Brick Sketches The Joker (40428). In the meantime, you may want to take a look at their respective box arts below courtesy of Brickset.

First Order Stormtrooper (40391)

BB-8 (40431)

LEGO Brick Sketches

Batman (40386)

The Joker (40428)

LEGO Brick Sketches

 

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New Film-Inspired Licensed LEGO Sets Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO Shop@Home has updated its listing to now include several tie-in sets based on upcoming films. Universal Pictures’ Minions The Rise of Gru, and Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman 1984 may have been rescheduled unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this has not derailed LEGO from its plans of releasing their respective LEGO sets this April, including a LEGO Technic set devoted to the Fast & Furious film franchise. These latest film-inspired licensed LEGO sets are now up at LEGO’s online shopping portal, all of which can be conveniently ordered online now that LEGO Stores are temporarily closed in compliance with the government’s stay-at-home guidelines.

However, please take note that in the case of the LEGO Minions sets, not all of them are available for the time being. If you recall, LEGO initially listed five sets under this theme last February but has to eventually remove three of them from their current line-up probably due to the eventual rescheduling of its tie-in film. I understand that some of these sets may offer a potential spoiler for the film so we might have to wait until July of next year when the movie is set to be released.

The LEGO DC Superheroes Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) set, on the other hand, is now released months ahead of the theatrical debut of the DCEU sequel Wonder Woman 1984. Initially considered to be a Target store exclusive, its good to see that it will also be available directly from LEGO. The set itself does not spill any major plot points, except showing us how a version of Cheetah may look like in minifig form and the confrontation between them at the transmitter tower.

Finally, LEGO motorheads will be glad to know that the LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger (42111) from the Fast & Furious films is now also up LEGO Shop@Home. Based on the classic 1970s Dodge Charger R/T, the set is an authentic replication of the iconic muscle car.

Click on the following links below for more info on these film-inspired licensed LEGO sets. Since the following are affiliate links, any purchases that you’ll make through them will go a long way in helping us in maintaining our blog site. Stay safe and happy building!

LEGO Minions Unstoppable Bike Chase (75549)

136 pieces | $19.99

Film-Inspired Licensed LEGO Sets

 

LEGO Minions Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair (75551)

876 pieces | $49.99

Film-Inspired Licensed LEGO Sets

LEGO DC Superheroes Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)

371 pieces | $39.99

Film-Inspired Licensed LEGO Sets

LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger (42111)

1,077 pieces | $99.99

LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) Spotted in Target Stores

In case you missed it, last week saw the reveal of another LEGO and Warner Bros tie-in set with the LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) set appearing in online third-party retail stores. Similar to the LEGO Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075) released in 2017 to celebrate the release of the Amazon princess’ first DCEU solo film, this current offering most probably will be the only set released for the sequel.

UK’s Asda has listed this set for pre-order (but currently out of stock) for £34.97 or roughly at $40. Check out the following images below, including its brief product description.

LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)

LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)

LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)

LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)

371 pieces | £34.97; $39.99; €39.99

Young superheroes can recreate the Wonder Woman 1984 movie with the LEGO DC Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) action figures battle building set. When Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) encounters her archenemy, Cheetah (Dr. Barbara Minerva), at the transmitter tower, the scene is set for an epic battle! This DC Universe action-packed playset gives kids double the fun. Down below in the bunker, Max tries to enter the tower, while overhead the transmitter panels rotate. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Cheetah confront each other. With exciting features and so many possibilities for play, young superheroes will experience endless imaginative fun!

LEGO DC kids’ construction toys with superhero minifigures let children role-play as their favourite superhero in good vs evil conflicts to save the world in the DC Universe! With legendary characters and cool gadgets, LEGO DC building sets make great gifts for kids, inspiring individual and group play that never ends. Measures 7” (19 cm) high and 6” (17cm) wide, with a radar dish measuring 7” (20cm) across. Contains 371 pieces.

There is no update yet on when this set will be eventually available, though the way I see it, LEGO has probably begun rolling out the LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) set since eagle-eyed fans have already spotted it across shelves of Target stores.

My best guess is that since the Wonder Woman 1984 film sequel was originally set to be released in theaters on June 4, but needs to be rescheduled in August instead because of the COVID-19 outbreak, LEGO eventually went ahead with the release of the set, probably intended to be released next month. Whatever is the case, it also seems that this latest LEGO tie-in set will be a Target store exclusive as reported by The Brick Fan.  We’ll probably get more info in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.

Rumored LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Sets for 2020

More rumors are coming out from the leaking faucet. After the news came out regarding what to expect from the next 2020 wave of LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets, we now have additional info about the next series of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets coming this second half of 2020 courtesy of Promobricks.

LEGO DC Wonder Woman 1984

Similar to what LEGO did with DCEU’s Wonder Woman in 2017’s Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075), the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 sequel will also be receiving the LEGO treatment. We have no information as to date regarding its exact set name but for the time being, lets refer to it as Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157). It features a large satellite dish with minifigure versions of Wonder Woman and Cheetah. This set is slated to be released in June, just in time for its tie-up film landing on theaters on June 5, 2020.

LEGO Batman

As it turns out, we can expect three new LEGO Batman sets to arrive also in June, one of which is labeled as ‘4+’. The smallest in the set, which is also the one tagged as for 4+ kids, is the Penguin Pursuit (76158). It features a Penguin minifigure and a small brick-built duck which we assume as the titular villain’s vehicle. It also includes a Bat Boat with a Batman minifigure. Based on its description, it somehow thematically resembles that of the LEGO Batman: The Penguin Face Off (76010) from 2014 save for the Bat Submarine.

The LEGO Batman Penguin Faceoff (76010) from 2014 features a brick built duck that may reappear in an upcoming LEGO Batman set. 

We also have another mid-sized set which is called Joker’s Trike Chase (76159) that features a trike with a grotesque grin which obviously the vehicle of choice for Joker. It also includes a Batman minifigure together with his Batmobile. Other minifigures include Harley Quinn with her oversized, black and red hammer, and Robin.

The last set in this series and what seems to be the largest, is the Mobile Bat Base (76160). Retailing for 89.99 Euro, it includes the minifigures of Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing (red, New 52 version), Mr. Freeze, Bronze Tiger, and Man Bat. From what it seems, the Mobile Bat Base also features several interlocking vehicles.

Man-Bat and Nightwing appear here in the LEGO Batman Man-Bat Attack (76011) from 2014. We might see these minifigs once again in the tentatively named Mobile Bat Base (76160).

Here’s a brief rundown of all the LEGO DC Comics Superheroes that we know will be arriving in June. Please take note that the set names mentioned above are just based on the set’s initial descriptions and may still change once LEGO makes their official reveal.

  • LEGO DC Comics Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)€39.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Penguin Pursuit 4+ (76158)€9.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Joker’s Trike Chase (76159)€49.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Mobile Bat-Base (76160)€89.99 | June 2020 release date

LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures (71026) Box Distribution Confirmed

For those of you (myself included) who would like to have an idea regarding the box distribution of LEGO’s hottest CMF as of to date, then read on for more details. We’re just counting the days before the year closes which also marks the official release of the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures (71026). And in case you’re wondering about the odds in which you can get your fave LEGO DC minifig character, then Brickset gives us an early tip on the series’ box distribution.

DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures

DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures

The good news about this latest CMF series is that at the very least, you’ll get three copies of the same minifigure. This is somewhat an improvement as compared to other licensed CMF series such as the LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures (71022). If you recall, this particular CMF has 2 copies of some of its characters, with a sort of a chase minifig of Percival Graves thrown into the box. Gladly, this is not the case for the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigure (71026) that guarantees 3 complete sets of 16 characters right out of the box.

Like ones before it, this LEGO DC CMF comes in 60 blind bags per box with the following distribution. As a side note, each of these DC minfig characters is now listed at our official storefront over at the Brick Show Shop. Just click on the links below to find out more about this offer.

3 Blind Bags Per Box

(From left to right) Mister Miracle, SinestroCyborg, Batman, Huntress, Bumblebee, Bat-Mite

 

4 Blind Bags Per Box

(From left to right) Wonder Woman, Cheetah, Superman, Green Lantern, Metamorpho, Star Girl

 

5 Blind Bags Per Box

(From left to right) Aquaman, JokerThe Flash

In my opinion, having 3 complete sets outright is a nice incentive to get a box of this CMF, especially if you intend to redistribute them later on. Aside from having a collection of your own, you still have two complete sets that you may share with your other LEGO-loving buddies. However, the expected price tag for each of these blind bags may somehow discourage other buyers. There have been rumors that this CMF series will experience a price bump once 2020 kicks in, ramping up the cost per blind bag by an additional dollar. We have to wait and see if indeed this collectible minifigs will be sold for $4.99 USD each as compared to other licensed series like those of the Harry Potter (71022) and the Disney Series 2 (71024) CMFs when they debuted in the market at $3.99 per bag. If this indeed will be the case, then I guess it will leave a lot of LEGO fans a bit disappointed since this may start the trend of an eventual price increase among future CMF releases later on.

So what do you think? Will you collect all of the DC characters in this latest LEGO collectible minifigure series? Let us know what you think about the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures in the comments below.

This LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) Designer Video Reveals How Impressive This Set Actually Is

A few weeks ago, LEGO Batman fans were awe-struck with what could be the largest LEGO vehicle offered thus far. In their LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) designer video, self-confessed Tim Burton fans, and LEGO Designers Chris Perron and Adam Grabowski share their excitement on the creative process that they went through in coming up with this iconic version of the Batmobile.

The LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) is both impressive in its scale and the play features that go with it. Designers Chris and Adam also made sure that they stay faithful to the original 1989 depiction of the Dark Knight’s vehicle. The set features machine guns that pop up at the turn of the knob, and a slide-open cockpit that the designers managed to pull off even at a tilted angle. Speaking about the cockpit, the interior is simply loaded with fantastic details. LEGO Graphic Designer Ioana Popescu made sure that every detail counts in this legendary vehicle. I love how the steering wheel turned out in this set. The wheels in front are new wheel elements, while those at the back are taken from 2014’s LEGO DC Comics The Tumbler (76023). The set also comes with a rotating display stand that makes it an even more awesome display piece.

LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139)

Since almost the entirety of the LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) is black, the designers were considerate to ensure that the inner workings of this set come in myriads of colors. This is extremely helpful in building such a large monochromatic set.

The choice of design for the set’s exclusive minifigures also takes their cue from Tim Burton’s vision of the Dark Knight. The LEGO 1989 Batmobile comes with three minifigures: a new version of Batman donned in a new soft plastic cowl as seen in the film; Vicki Vale with a mini brick-built camera, and of course Jack Nicholson’s rendition of The Joker. I guess for most LEGO Batman fans, the highlight of these exclusive minifigs will Batman himself, especially considering that classic cowl and cape that comes as a single piece. Having it as such and doing away with the usual swatch of cloth for Batman’s cape is clearly intentional on the part of the designers, to make it as close as to how Tim Burton’s idea of Batman is during this time. Though I’m still racking my brain on how battle-efficient Batman is in this costume when he is unable to turn his head when fighting the bad guys.  Well, that’s just my opinion.

LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139)

The LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) comes in at 3,306 pieces and is now currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $249.99 USD.

A Closer Look at the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

After a Japanese online store gave us our first glimpse of the next hottest CMF series to watch out for, UK-based The Minifigure Store now provides a closer look at each character included in the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) series.

This latest series features 16 classic and modern renditions of DC Comics’ characters that we’ve known. The list is impressive in my opinion, and more so when I see up close the design and accessories that go with them. I’ve always been a fan of the classic comic book characters, so I’m surely looking forward to having that Jay Garrick version of The Flash, that Detective Comics No. 27 accessory from the Bat-Mite, and that Classic Batman from the Golden Age of comics. For Green Lantern fans, you’ll be glad to know that we’re finally getting a proper lantern accessory both for Classic Sinestro and Simon Baz. I hope that similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Batman Movie Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020) CMF, we’ll get another wave of DC Comics minifigs in the future. A Marvel Superheroes CMF will also be nice if LEGO has it on the works.

The Brick Show Shop – our official storefront – will also be putting the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) on sale once they arrive in January. So be sure to keep tabs with us by clicking on that red notification bell below. You may also visit our site directly by clicking on the links below. Special thanks to BrickFanz for the heads up.

Classic Sinestro

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Stargirl

 

Superman (from New 52 storyline)

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Classic Wonder Woman (from 1966)

 

Metamorpho

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Mr. Miracle

 

Classic Cheetah

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Joker (from The Dark Knight Returns comics by Frank Miller)

 

Classic Cyborg

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Classic Flash (Jay Garrick)

 

Green Lantern (Simon Baz)

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Huntress

Aquaman

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

 

Classic Batman (from 1930s’ Detective Comics)

Bat-Mite

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) First Official Images Released

After almost two months since their list went out over the internet, more and more images are now being released by third-party retailers giving us a better (and official) look at the upcoming LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026). These first official images were made available by Japanese online store Bic Camera, which shows how the series’ box and individual blind bags will look like. Though I’m still hoping to see a more detailed view of each of these minifigures, this first glimpse is certainly a welcomed one.

The LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) highlights both the classic and more modern rendition of DC superheroes and villains that we learned to love and hate. With the wealth of DC characters around, it’s realistic to assume that not all LEGO DC fans will be thrilled with this selection. However, I’m pretty sure that there’s a LEGO DC minifig from this collection that will surely endear to any LEGO and DC fan. I’m a sucker for the classics, so I’m hoping to get those Jay Garrick Flash and first issue Batman from Detective Comics #1. It’s also nice of LEGO to add additional pieces for each blind bag that allows you to strike that superhero minfig ‘pose’ for your collectibles.

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

As I’ve mentioned before, this latest CMF will include the following characters:

The Brick Show’s official online shop has updated its database to include a listing for all these CMFs, so be sure to check them out once the clock ticks at 12midnight of January 1st, 2020. We don’t have an exact price tag yet for each of the series’ blind bags, but we can expect this to retail for the $4.99 USD once it arrives in the US.

Stay tuned for more updates, especially when LEGO releases more close-up images. Thanks to Promobricks for the heads up and the additional images.

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF Series Confirmed

A few weeks ago, we reported some bit of smoke coming from the rumor mill that a LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF is somewhat on its way. Truth be told, the news of such a possibility has been floating around for quite some time. And not until earlier today that evidence of such a rumor has actually been corroborated, well, from unofficial channels.

A quick #legoleaks search over at Instagram will show you that some images of these purported CMF series have already been released. Like before, we are not in liberty to show you these images here on our blog site, but if you don’t mind some spoilers, then I suggest that you read on.

As of press time, we can confirm that 7 from these LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF has already been revealed which seems to include a collection of comic book characters that represent both classic and contemporary versions of well-known DC heroes and villains. Considering that this upcoming LEGO CMF series is slated to be released early in 2020, then we can expect more images (aka leaks) to be out in the upcoming weeks.

For starters, we have the following confirmed DC characters in this next wave of LEGO CMF:

Classic Sinestro (in an earlier black and blue uniform)

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF

 

Stargirl

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF

 

Metamorpho

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF

 

Simon Baz

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF

 

Classic Cyborg (breaking free from what looks like a purple chain from the classic comics)

 

Huntress

 

Classic Batman

 

Feel free to comment below if you think I missed out on any particular detail that these minifigs might have. They’re impressive actually, and I’m excited to see the rest of the DC characters that LEGO added to this latest CMF. We already have the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 and Series 2 which in themselves have introduced a fair number of DC characters in LEGO minifig form. So having a new CMF line that is entirely dedicated to DC Comics is a welcomed move that will expand our collection of LEGO DC superheroes minifigures.  I’ll update this post as more info comes in so I hope you’ll stay tuned.

From The Rumor Mill: Are We To See a LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures in 2020?

This piece of LEGO news has been floating around the LEGO fan community for quite some time now, and it looks like its getting a lot of thumbs up from LEGO fans. The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19 (71025) has just launched, and from the looks of it, rumors are coming out about the next wave of LEGO CMF that seems to be a bit long overdue. We already saw the release of several LEGO CMFs that are based on other licensed themes such as The Simpsons, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Harry Potter. And if the proverbial rumor train is always on time, then word on brick street has it that our next licensed LEGO CMF series will arrive in 2020 in the form of a LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures series.

These rumors were first picked up by Brick Fanatics, and from the looks of it, their sources are pretty confident about the possibility of this new superhero LEGO CMF. There are definitely lots of potential candidates for this rumored LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures series that it’s kind of hard to zero in and reduce our list to 16 or so characters. However, we can somehow assume that we will still see a handful of familiar LEGO DC superhero characters given a new redesign. I wouldn’t mind seeing a new version of Superman or one of his many comic book iterations, and the least that I expect to see is another Batman minifig. Don’t get me wrong though, since I absolutely love the many versions that LEGO came up with of our Dark Knight. But I just feel that with the many DC characters out there still waiting to be rendered in LEGO form, another LEGO Batman is the least that I wanted to see.

LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures
The LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 (71017) gave us our first set of DC supervillains minifigs.

Personally, I am excited for this rumored LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures and it will be a great way to expand what LEGO has already begun in terms of exclusive superhero and supervillain minifigs with the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020). And if ever rumors about this new collectible minifigs series turn out to be true, does it goes to show that LEGO might actually have a LEGO Marvel Superheroes CMF in the works as well? I’m certainly keeping my radars open on this one.

Last year’s LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 2 (71020) featured ‘classic’ JL characters such as the Wonder Twins, Apache Chief, and Black Vulcan.

What do you think about this brick fans? Do you have a particular DC character that you want to see in minifig form? Let me know in the comments below.