It has been quite a while since the last time that we featured a LEGO Ideas project here at the Brick Show. With Savath_Bunny’s project – the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD ‘The Bus’ LEGO Set – leading the pack of this third and last trimester of gathering support for this year, we now have four additional projects that won the nod of 10,000 LEGO community members. We’re still a couple of months away before the Third LEGO Ideas Review kicks off and by then, anything can happen. So before the curtain drops on this year’s LEGO Ideas shapers and movers, let’s take a look at the various sets that has made it thus far.
We knew since last September that LEGO has lined up a couple of Marvel and DC-inspired sets under its Superheroes theme, which includes a handful of new Marvel Mighty Micro sets and another that saw the debut of the Red Hulk in his bigfig form. It was also speculated at that time that Ms. Marvel, together with Iron Man’s rival, the menacing Detroit Steel, will also have their very own LEGO sets. These unconfirmed reports are now finally settled when Amazon Japan posted official images of 2017 LEGO Marvel Superheroes featuring the likes of super heroine Kamala Khan, SHIELD Agent Coulson, and Tony Stark’s adversary, Justin Hammer. According to Google’s rough translation, these sets are expected to be released to the general public by December 2 next week. The box art also indicates that the minifigure forms of Iron Man and Super Adaptoid sport a new power blast play feature.
With the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in cinemas this weekend, the wizarding world as conjured by J.K. Rowling is very much alive again – and thanks to LEGO, fans can now relive the magical experience with LEGO Dimension’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Story Pack (71253). Check out’s Jason review of this set right here.
Disney has just released its official trailer for its next series of animated shorts, LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights. As mentioned by the Hollywood Reporter back in June, as a spin-off from Disney’s wildly popular 2013 film, Frozen, the animated short is based on a deluxe novelization that Random House published back in July ahead of an extended collection of books. The storyline is then given the LEGO treatment and retold into four animated shorts featuring the original characters and voice cast from the movie: Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Josh Gad (Olaf). A new character, Little Rock, will also be introduced.
Those who are into collecting LEGO train sets will probably be excited about this piece of news. Thanks to Zusammengebaut, we now how have official images of yet another LEGO Creator set to be released this winter of 2017. The LEGO Creator Blue Express Train 31054 follows the wave of 2017 LEGO Creators sets that we featured earlier, and also highlights a similar 3-in-1 function following a steam locomotive design. It can be changed into two kinds of locomotive, and a caboose. The set is expected to come in at 71 pieces and it is assumed that the train rails may come in printed on the inside part of the packaging which is pretty cool if that is the case. This is one set that will surely stand out among next year’s Creator line. Though the LEGO Blue Express Train is pretty neat, the only let-down is that in order to have a complete train system you must purchase two additional sets. However, my guess is that it will not be much of a problem, because regardless of the quantity, any true-blue LEGO train set fan will not mind picking up 2 or 3 of these.