Our First Look at the Official Image of LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157

Last week, we had our glimpse of the official images for this summer’s LEGO Star Wars sets. Missing in our list is LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have our official images of this impressive Walker straight from the animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels. Retailing at $119.99, it consists of 927 pieces with five minifigures including the exclusive never-before-seen Imperial Inquisitor Fifth Brother minifig. Take a look.

 

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Here’s our video coverage of the LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157 straight from the New York Toy Fair last February.

LEGO Disney Minifigure Mickey Mouse with RARE Misprint Goes For Auction at eBay

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Once again, the impressive minifig hunting prowess of Minifigure Price Guide delighted us with this one in a million find. While LEGO may lament over this slip in quality control, for us AFOLs and minifigure collectors, this one is a prize to keep. This rare LEGO Disney CMF Mickey Mouse misprint actually looks funny and cool. With the white part of Mickey’s eyes slightly skewed to the left, it gives life to an otherwise stoic expression similar to this one.

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According to stampsweis, this Disney CMF Mickey Mouse was pulled straight out of the bag and has never been played with since then. Here’s his complete description as posted on eBay.

“HIS IS AN AMAZING ONE IN A MILLION MISPRINT FOUND IN THE NEW DISNEY MINIFIGURE COLLECTION PACKETS THAT HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED. IT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PACKET AND WILL BE SHIPPED WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL MICKEY SHOWN IN THE PICTURE. YOU WILL RECEIVE ONLY THE MICKEY MINIFIGURE AND STAND THAT WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL MISPRINT ERROR… The whites of the eyes are the only thing that is in error, but this error is cool looking and an exceptional find from the millions of these printed!”

Here’s some close up pics of this rare find.

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The price is a little over the top, going for $2,495. But given the rarity of this minifigure, some people might actually consider it a small price to pay. What do you think about this rare LEGO Disney CMF Mickey Mouse oddity? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

LEGO Rebrick’s Celebrate the Best of Friends Contest Now Up

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LEGO Rebrick just recently announced a LEGO Friends themed contest entitled Celebrate the Best of Friends, in partnership with several North American LEGO Fan Conventions spread across the US and in Canada. Similar to previous Rebrick contests based on themes such as LEGO Castle and LEGO Batman, the Celebrate the Best of Friends contest encourages young LEGO enthusiasts to show off their best MOCs that highlights the best of LEGO Friends.

Ways to Join

According to Rebrick, there are two ways to join. First, by submitting your LEGO Friends entry in any of the 15 fan conventions across the US and Canada. These are:

  • BrickFair Alabama | Birmingham, AL; USA
  • BrickCan | Vancouver, BC; Canada
  • BrickUniverse Raleigh | Raleigh, NC; USA
  • Philly Brick Fest | Oaks, PA; USA
  • BrickFair New England | Marlborough, MA; USA
  • BrickSlopes | Sandy, UT; USA
  • Brickworld Chicago | Schaumburg, IL; USA
  • Brick Fiesta | Houston, TX; USA
  • Brickfête Toronto | Toronto, ON; Canada
  • BrickFair Virginia | Chantilly, VA; USA
  • Bricks by the Bay | Santa Clara, CA; USA
  • BrickCon | Seattle, WA; USA
  • BrickFair New Jersey | Somerset, NJ; USA
  • BrickUniverse Dallas | Plano, TX; USA
  • Denver Brick Fest | Denver, CO; USA

Second, don’t worry if in case you can’t make it to these conventions. You may also submit your entry over at Rebrick’s page and just follow the instructions. Be sure that you have a valid LEGO ID before proceeding. Click here if you don’t have one yet. Each fan convention will have a winner, while one will be selected among the entries over at Rebrick. Be sure to submit your best LEGO Friends creation on or before November 21, 2016.

How Entries Will Be Chosen

Among the 16 semi-finalist, one grand prize winner will be selected. Throughout the contest, all entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Best overall creativity: 25%
  • Most inspired details on the model: 25%
  • Attention to contest theme: 25%
  • Best use of LEGO® elements: 25%

In case of a tie, the entry with the higher Creativity score will prevail.

A panel of judges consisting of a member of the LEGO Brand Team, a Master Model Builder from the LEGO Model Shop, and a member from the LEGO Community Team will select the winners (both from the semi-finals and finals).

The Sweet Prize

It’s kind of interesting how Rebrick bundled these prizes. For each of those who will make it to the semi-finals, LEGO will be giving away these cool LEGO Friends sets, some of it was never shown in previous toy fairs as pointed by Brickset.

These sets are:

  • 41118 Heartlake Super Market
  • 41129 Adventure Park Hot Dog Van
  • 41122 Adventure Camp Tree
  • 41134 Heartlake Performance School

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We do not have a close up image of LEGO 41134 Heartlake Performance School, and LEGO Rebrick was kind enough to include it in this image (though it’s a bit small) together with the rest of the abovementioned sets. It is expected that 41134 will be an exclusive retailer set so we’ll keep an eye on this one.

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The grand prize winner on the other hand, will receive a specially crafted LEGO Friends fox exclusively developed by the LEGO Model Shop. LEGO didn’t share much detail about this fox, but we’re pretty sure it’s a very good one considering the length and scope of the contest itself.

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You may also read the rest of the contest rules right here for more information. We hope to see your LEGO Friends creation over at Rebrick anytime soon, and be sure to be on the lookout for details and schedules of these conventions listed above especially if you’re living near any of these convention venues.

While you’re at it, you may also want to take a look at another LEGO Rebrick contest, and this time this one encourages you to ‘break the rules’ with your LEGO Dimensions Portal. Check out this cool Build Your Gateway contest, which will end on May 16, 2016.

 

Happy building!

UPDATE: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League Gotham City Breakout Now Available for Pre-order

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Last month, we hinted on the possible release date of LEGO’s next DC Comics Super Heroes direct-to-DVD/Blu-ray feature animation, Justice League Gotham City Breakout. Here’s some good news for those who are waiting for this release. Amazon has already listed the said film for pre-order, retailing at $24.98 which will be released on June 21. This was quite close to our prediction before which is a week earlier than June 27. What most of us know already is that this LEGO DVD/Blu-ray feature comes with the exclusive Blue Nightwing minifigure. For some, this is the selling point of Gotham City Breakout, and the reason why most fans would like to get a copy of the film.

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For our friends in Europe, Amazon UK has also listed Gotham City Breakout for pre-order which will be released on a much later date of July 4. Here’s the movie’s synopsis as posted by Amazon, followed by the official movie trailer.

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Batman faces his greatest challenge yet: VACATION! The caped crusader reluctantly agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue vacation from crimefighting, while Superman and the Justice League watch over Gotham City. Neither operation goes as planned when Batman’s vacation is cut short by dangers from his past and invaders from the center of the earth, and Superman and the other Leaguers quickly realize just how much Batman usually has his hands full with the villains of Gotham.

Are We Going to Have a LEGO Disney Cinderella Castle Anytime Soon?

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That’s what folks over at the Eurobricks forum were frenzied about when reliable source CM4Sci dropped the bomb with his announcement of a new direct-to-consumer offering: the LEGO Disney Cinderella Castle 71040. CM4Sci seems to be very confident about his source, with some forum members reflecting on the possibility that the LEGO Disney CMF 71012 is just a prelude to the said D2C, following the footsteps of the Simpsons minifigures first released in 2014.

CM4Sci didn’t say much except the assurance that the said LEGO Disney Cinderella Castle 71040 will not have minidolls but standard minifigures. A Goofy or Pluto minifigure, a Tinkerbell minifig plus Cinderella herself will be a great addition to this set to compliment the LEGO Disney CMF. There has been a debate regarding what particular Disney castle will be rendered in brick form – whether it’s the actual Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World or the one from the classic 1950 Disney animated film Cinderella. However, given that 71040 is rumored to be released sometime in September, a month before the 45th Anniversary of Disney World’s opening, it is most likely that it might take its cue from the castle at Walt Disney World.

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Minifigure Price Guide offered their take on the possible number of pieces and pricing for LEGO Disney Cinderella Castle 71040 including a rough mock-up of how it may look like.

71040 Disneyland Cinderlla’s Castle – I am expecting (guess) 1800-2500 pieces and some (probabaly 5-6) of the following minifigures.  Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck, Tinker Bell and Cinderella.  We are also hearing standard minifigures with this set and not mini dolls like in the Friends sets. I am also expecting a US $199 – $299 price.  I think that they will want to keep this cheap enough to sell in the parks.

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There’s still a lot that we don’t know about this set, but we are sure excited about this. How about you? How do you feel about a LEGO Disney Cinderella Castle? Drop us a note in the comments section below.