Even More LEGO City 2018 Official Images Released!

After the first wave of reveals of the latest LEGO City sets slated to be released in 2018, now comes another series of releases for the LEGO City theme. Dutch online toy store, Bouwsteentjes, has uploaded several official images of 9 upcoming LEGO sets which were never before hinted nor teased. These latest City offerings from LEGO seem to focus more on Police, Vehicles, and Mining subthemes, and feature relatively new designs and aesthetics. I particularly like the yellow and red colors of the Mining sets, which kind of remind me of the LEGO Town sets many years ago.

Let’s check out these images.

Off-Road Chase (60170) – Set Price: €5.99

 

Mountain Fugitives (60171) – Set Price: €9.99

 

Mountain Police Headquarters (60174) – Set Price: €89.99

 

Wild River Escape (60176) – Set Price: €14.99

 

Airshow Jet (60177) – Set Price: €9.99

 

Speed Record Car (60178) – Set Price: €9.99

 

Mining Team (60184) – Set Price: €9.99

 

Mining Heavy Driller (60186) – Set Price: €39.99

 

Mining Experts Site (60188)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are several sets that were already listed by Brickset, however, we still yet to see their official images. These are:

  • Mountain River Heist (60175)
  • Mining Power Splitter (60185)
  • An unnamed set – 40302

We’ll keep you posted as soon as more info comes in.

Disney’s Incredibles 2 Trailer Has Been Released: What LEGO Sets Would You Like to See From the Sequel?

The much-awaited and long overdue sequel to Disney Pixar’s superhero family has been finally announced with a teaser trailer during the weekend. It has been more than a decade since we saw the Parr family in action, and now, we are given an idea on how things will be like for the family of supers once The Incredibles 2 hits the big screen June next year. In case you missed it, here’s the teaser trailer.

We can also be sure that LEGO has something in store, in fact, Brickset has already listed three LEGO Junior tie-in sets: 10759, 10760, and 10761. Though we only have these three sets as of this writing, it will be nice if LEGO can come up with regular sets to celebrate the release of the film, and there are quite a handful of sets that we can think of based on what we know about the film.

Underminer Battle

Since it was said that Incredibles 2 will begin immediately right after the events of the first film, we can probably have a set that features the Underminer. The last events of the first film didn’t give us many scenes regarding this super hero battle against the Underminer, so it will be cool to see that scene continued in Incredibles 2, plus a LEGO set to go along with it.

Jack-Jack’s Powers Unleashed

If you recall, Pixar released a short film entitled Jack Jack Attack in 2005 a year after the original film was released. In the film, we can see Jack Jack unveiling his powers as Syndrome tries to abduct him. It was that moment that Disney fans got the impression that the youngest member of the Parr family could in fact, be the strongest of them all. Since the trailer alluded to that scene again with its recent trailer, then it will be nice to see Jack Jack in an official LEGO with all his powers fully awakened.

Mrs. Incredible Superhero Battle

Hollywood also reports that Elastigirl aka Mrs. Incredible will be taking on the film’s bad guys most of the time while her husband literally becomes a stay-home dad. It will be nice to have a set that is dedicated to Mrs. Incredible and I reckon that it will not be too hard for LEGO since we already Ms. Marvel’s minifigure in Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076) to modify. Perhaps thrown in Frozone in to the mix and you have a LEGO playset that will surely bring back memories.

 

Do take note that these are just suggestions for LEGO sets that we like to see alongside the latest Incredibles 2 film. We just have to wait and see if LEGO has something similar in the works. So what do you think brick fans? Do you think LEGO will come up with regular sets based on the upcoming film? What LEGO Incredibles 2 sets do you want to see later on? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

This Custom LEGO Stitch MOC Needs Your Support on LEGO Ideas!

It is a no-brainer to figure out why LEGO Disney’s Stitch is the gravatar of my choice here in the Brick Show and anywhere else in the web. The little guy is simply adorable, and ever since the film was released way back 15 years ago, his childlike, mischievous appeal still attracts generations of Disney fans all over the world even until today. Needless to say, Stitch is a Disney icon himself so much so that LEGO didn’t have second thoughts on including him as one of LEGO Disney’s collectible minifigures.

LEGO’s partnership with Disney saw the release of many impressive sets and collectibles such as the LEGO Disney Castle (71040), LEGO Disney CMF (71012), and one of my favorite LEGO Ideas sets, Wall-E (21303). This time, Tyler has given us another impressive MOC that, with your support, has the potential of being an official LEGO set. Tyler’s rendition of Experiment #626 has never looked so good in brick-built form, and it needs your support over at LEGO Ideas.

 

 

 

 

From Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, its everyone’s favorite genetic experiment, Stitch!

Stitch highly poseable. With 13 points of articulation he can truly capture the character and personality of Lilo’s lovable blue ‘dog’. He would make a great addition to anyone’s ohana with all the cuteness and charm and absolutely no destruction and mayhem. The overall design is quite simple making it perfect for kids and adult to build. At 7 inches tall he’d be right at home on a desk at the office or in a kid’s room. The ball joints and hinged elements make him easy to change from one pose to another. The design is also ready for adaptations like adding Stitch’s extra set of arms and antennas.

Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten. So don’t forget to vote and make Stitch a part of the LEGO ohana.

Tyler’s rendition of Stitch is very posabale, featuring several points of articulations that capture the little blue guy’s expressive body language and facial gestures. Its head uses a lot of joints to allow it to move at varying angles. Both the top and bottom part of its mouth are hinged so it can be posed in many ways, given that Stitch is a very expressive character.

One of the things that I like about Disney’s characterization of Stitch is his very expressive ears, and Tyler did a very good job capturing them using several pink LEGO pieces. The big, floppy brick-built ears are mounted on the head using ball joints to give the set a more realistic, organic feel.

His arms and legs are jointed as well except for its hands and fingers. However, there is still a lot of range of motion that you can experiment on with this project, especially that it’s pretty stable given its wide base.

What could be the best part of Tyler’s custom LEGO Ideas Stitch is the fact that it comes in two variants. As we all know from the film, he is not all blue and fluffy at the beginning but more like a menacing four-armed alien creature armed with laser blasters as he runs away from his genetic designers. Tyler designed his LEGO Ideas project in such a way that you can add a pair of antenna, spines, and an extra pair of limbs.

Stitch is not just an expressive character, but also has a knack for disguises as well. Tyler added some variety in this project by dressing up Stitch in his little red, space uniform as seen where he crash landed on earth. He also comes in an Elvis outfit, sporting a guitar and a surfer version complete with a surfboard, lei, and a traditional grass skirt.

 

Here’s Tyler with more on his LEGO Ideas Project Stitch. As of this posting, the project still needs 1,500 votes of approval from the LEGO community to qualify for the review period. So if you like to see Stitch as our second Disney-inspired LEGO Ideas set following the likes of Wall-E, please do support this project over at LEGO Ideas, and make this LEGO fan boy’s dream come true.

 

More 2018 LEGO Technic Sets Revealed!

After the reveal of the first wave of LEGO Technic sets for 2018, it seems that LEGO still has plenty of sets hidden under its sleeve. Dutch toy store BrickFever has uploaded official images of four additional LEGO Technic sets slated for next year. The best one in my opinion is the faithful representation of the behemoth of the Mack Anthem (42078). From  a distance, it’s kind of hard not to think of it as an actual truck. Check out the rest of these images.

First Responder (72075); List Price: €35.99

 

 

 

Hovercraft (72076); List Price: €62.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rally Car (42077); List Price: €89.99

 

 

 

Mack Anthem (42078); List Price: €142.99

 

 

 

 

Thanks to HothBricks for the heads up.

Are We To See 2018’s LEGO Creator Expert Diner (10260) Set Anytime Soon?

This month of November saw the reveal of a handful of 2018 LEGO sets: from the latest Nexo Knights, LEGO Batman Movie, and just recently the Justice League BrickHeadz. Furthermore, since the re-release of the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) and LEGO Creator Expert Taj Mahal (10256), LEGO fans have been wondering, are we to expect a trend of re-releases among LEGO’s larger sets? Brickset has written an excellent piece of commentary on the topic that shows us how LEGO designed set re-releases in the past and how it can be the direction LEGO is planning to take today with regards to future sets.

Now that most of the major LEGO themes were already represented during these waves of reveals, people are asking, what will be the next LEGO Creator Expert Modular set? For the record, LEGO Creator modular fans are actively discussing in various forums, sharing their best guesses on what could this be, and this time the guessing game might finally be over. Other than the fact that Brickset has recently updated their database to include a LEGO Creator Expert Diner (10260), a social media user on Chinese social media platform, Weixin, posted an image of a flyer that features what seems to be next year’s modular building. Additionally, Hungarian toy shop Kockashop also listed the said modular set, but oddly enough, seems to have a different set number: 10261-Confidential – Expert 2 2018. The set is also offered at a retail price of 99,990 Forint or roughly $379.

The said post from Weixin also suggests that the said modular will fit nicely together with the Assembly Square (10255), and in a similar vein together with the Parisian Restaurant (10243) and the first ever modular, the very rare and uber expensive Café Corner (10182). As it seems, and if this is confirmed by LEGO any time soon, the LEGO Creator Expert Diner modular is not exactly a re-release but offers an alternative dining place as compared to the Parisian. I like the idea of an alternative dining area, but the modular line has been long criticized for not including any key town places such as a school, police station or perhaps an arcade/gaming area.

We will watch this closely during the next few days, where LEGO is expected to give an official announcement. What is your take on this brick fans? Do you think LEGO Creator Expert Diner will be a hit?