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?

Official Images of LEGO Nexo Knights 2018 Sets Now Up.

Since most of the 2018 LEGO Nexo Knights have been spotted already in the wild over at Toys R Us, LEGO has now updated its servers to include the official images of these latest sets. It seems that all of the sets have been officially revealed except for Lance’s Hover Jouster (72001), which might be a store exclusive. We just have to wait probably until the end of the month, or once Brick Friday kicks in, to find out. For now, let’s enjoy these crisp images.

Twinfector (72002)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berserker Bomber (72003)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Wizard Showdown (72004)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron’s X-Bow (72005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Axl’s Rolling Arsenal (72006) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among the five sets that have been revealed already, I’ll say that my personal favorite is the Tech Wizard Showdown (72004). The idea of having a battle suit placed inside a larger mech always gets my attention, similar to the Hulk Buster Smash (76031). In spite the sheer amount of weaponry and play features that Clay’s mech has, it still manages to have a moderate degree of articulation and is impressively stable.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, what I find appealing about these latest Nexo Knights sets are the designs of the Cyberbyters’ (not really sure if this is how they are called) rides. I’m sure fans of the Classic Space sets will find that the Blacktron vibe is surely felt with these latest offerings. The black and translucent green color scheme on the Twinfector (72002) and Berserker Bomber (72003) surely nailed it. It gives you a feeling that these latest LEGO sets will not just be appealing to children, but also to older, nostalgic AFOLs. There are rumors that these might be the last wave of LEGO Nexo Knights sets that we will ever see due to relatively underwhelming sales figures. Let’s just hope that the theme has what it takes to continue its creative and action-packed storyline, and for us to see more good sets later on.

2018 LEGO BrickHeadz Justice League Sets Official Images Revealed!

Warner Bros’ Justice League may not be receiving very good reviews lately, now that it is out in theaters. However, LEGO has something in store to somehow turn things around. After the reveal of the LEGO BrickHeadz Rey and Kylo Ren (41489) Target store exclusive, we now have official images of DCEU’s brick-built superheroes. Shared via social media, LEGO has unveiled four LEGO DC Comics Justice League BrickHeadz to its roster of 2018 collectibles consisting of the Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg. No sign of Superman or Batman just yet, but I do hope LEGO has something in the works to complete the JL ensemble.

The LEGO DC Comics Justice League BrickHeadz will be available for purchase in stores and online beginning January 2018. In the meantime, check out these crystal clear images.

The Flash (41598)

Wonder Woman (41599)

Aquaman (41600)

Cyborg (41601)

Brickset has tagged set 41597 as a Justice League character so it’s kind of interesting who this will be. I hope it is the Man of Steel himself since we only saw him as an SDCC exclusive last year. So what do you think of these LEGO Justice League BrickHeadz? Which will you likely pick up once they appear on toy stores? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Select LEGO Batman Movie Sets Now On Sale at Amazon!

After the reveal of next year’s latest wave of the LEGO Batman Movie sets, it seems that Amazon is about to make way for more LEGO sets slated for 2018.  So if you’re looking forward in completing your TLBM collection, and you’re still looking for that set that you missed out on, now is the time to take advantage of Amazon’s discounts. As much as 20 to 30% has been slashed off from these sets so you may to consider purchasing them now.

Purchasing on Amazon via the links below will help support our blog site. Check out the following great deals and see what you can find, and before you do, be sure to watch Jason and Stephen’s review of the LEGO Batman Movie sets.

Catwoman Catcycle Chase (70902)

List Price: $19.99. Get it now for $13.99 (30% off)

The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903)

List Price: $29.99. Get it now for $23.99 (20% off)

Clayface Splat Attack (70904)

List Price: $34.99. Get it now for $27.78 (21% off)

The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906)

List Price: $49.99. Get it now for $39.99 (20% off)

The Scuttler (70908)

List Price: $79.99. Get it now for $63.99 (20% off)

Batcave Break-in (70909)

List Price: $99.99. Get it now for $79.99 (20% off)

Scarecrow Fearful Face-Off (70913)

List Price: $14.99. Get it now for $11.99 (20% off)

 

Here’s a Chance to be a Proud Owner of a Platinum R2-D2 Minifigure Valued at $3,200++.

If you think that your minifigure collection is a massive treasure trove, then you may want to check this out. LEGO is sponsoring a contest where you can be one of the two proud owners of this very special, ultra rare Platinum R2-D2 minifigure valued at £2,500 or $3,200++. UK’s shop.LEGO.com is currently running the said raffle until January 12, and is open to all contestants 18 years old and above, residing in Europe, Canada, the US and other countries where the LEGO Brand Store can be found.

The best part of it is that no purchase is necessary to join the contest. All you need to do is simply enter your email address, birth date and country of origin on their contest registration page. You are also asked to subscribe to LEGO Shop’s email list, hit the Apply button and your entry will be recorded. That’s all there is to it. Do take note that one email is equivalent to only one entry, and purchasing any LEGO material is not needed in order to increase your chances of winning.

The winner will receive his/her Platinum R2-D2 minifigure on a custom display case, together with a certificate of authenticity to flaunt your prize. For full details of the contest’s guidelines and other mechanics, head over to this link.