LEGO Officially Reveals the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Well, this really made my day. In its official Facebook page, LEGO greeted us with a very welcome surprise, and officially announcing its next wave of collectible minifigures. It has been teased since early this January with the release of the 2019 LEGO Catalog, particularly along side with the LEGO Movie 2 CMF. The LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigures, featuring timeless, classic characters and newer ones. LEGO’s selection for this wave doesn’t disappoint because some of these minifigure offerings complement the ones that were released before in LEGO Disney CMF Series 1 (71012) – such as Princess Jasmin and Jaafar; and Edna Mode and Frozone. I am personally looking forward for the Ducktales and the Nightmare Before Christmas minifigs.

LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Check out these official images of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) slated to be released in May. Let me know in the comments below which one is your most favorite.

Vintage Mickey Mouse

Vintage Minnie Mouse

Scrooge McDuck

 

Huey

Dewey

 

Louie

 

Chip

Dale

 

Princess Jasmine

 

Jafar

 

Anna

 

Elsa

 

Jack Skellington

 

Sally

 

Edna Mode

 

Frozone

 

Hercules

Hades

First LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Endgame Official Images Released

I guess LEGO sets with titles such as this is quite hard to contain. To begin with, this is not a leak, but an official listing coming from, and thanks to, Amazon France. We’re just counting the weeks before we see Avengers: Endgame in theaters and now, thanks to Amazon’s regional portal in France, we now have our first official look at the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Endgame tie-in sets. Minor spoilers ahead so view them at your own discretion.

We only have two sets listed for this matter, the first being the War Machine Buster (76124) coming in at 362 pieces which also includes four minifigures: 2 Outriders and Quantum Suit War Machine and Quantum Suit Ant-Man.

The second set to be revealed and listed by Amazon France is the Ultimate Quinjet (76126). It has 838 pieces, with 6 minifigures: Quantum Suit Hawkeye/Ronin, Thor wielding his Stormbreaker, Rocket Racoon, and Black Widow. Interestingly, we also see what seems to be 2 Chitauri minifigures which looks to me like a more faithful rendition to their MCU counterparts – a marked improvement from how they look like in Captain America’s Avenging Motorcycle (6865) and Quinjet Aerial Battle (6869). It’s already a sort of open secret that Avengers: Endgame will rely on a time travel plot so it will not come as a surprise if we’ll see these MCU bad guys in this culminating film.

Amazon France has not indicated any release date, but we can speculate that more images of additional LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Endgame sets will be released anytime soon within, perhaps within the next few weeks so stay tuned.

Thanks to Brick Heroes for the heads up.

The LEGO Marvel Collection Brings Together All of Your Favorite Marvel Heroes Under One Title

After the release of the LEGO Harry Potter Collection last October, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have just announced that it will also offer three of its awesome Marvel-inspired video game titles into one convenient bundle. Dubbed as The LEGO Marvel Collection, brings together LEGO Marvel Superheroes 1, LEGO Marvel Avengers, and LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 into a single game compilation. The best part of this is that all of each game’s Season Passes or DLCs are likewise included. It’s a huge treasure trove of LEGO Marvel video game goodness that’s hard to resist.

The LEGO Marvel Collection will be available beginning March 12 for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. It looks like Nintendo Switch and PC users must wait a bit if ever this bundle will arrive in their choice of platform. Here’s the full press release from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment today announced the LEGO® Marvel Collection, bringing the top-selling videogames LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes, LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 and LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers together in one package. The three-game compilation will be available March 12, 2019 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices.  

This colossal Marvel adventure also includes previously released DLC packs for the games, including Black Panther and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War character and level packs for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 inspired by Marvel Studios’ hit films.

In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, players take on the role of their favorite Marvel characters Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk, as they assemble in a completely original story. Players will battle against some of the most menacing Marvel Super Villains, including dastardly Doctor Octopus, the ghastly Green Goblin, the ruthless Red Skull, the vicious Venom, Thor’s vexing brother, Loki, as well as the Devourer of Worlds, Galactus.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 picks up directly where LEGO Marvel Super Heroes left off featuring a completely original branching storyline co-written by award-winning comic writer Kurt Busiek. This story brings together a diverse roster of iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different time periods and realities including Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Cosmo the Spacedog, Cowboy Captain America, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Groot, Gwenpool, Hawkeye, Howard the Duck, Hulk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, and many more. Players can roam and explore 18 different Marvel locations within the incredible Open Hub World of Chronopolis, from the vibrant jungle of Wakanda to the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, along with Asgard, Attilan, Knowhere, the Coliseum, Hala, Hydra Empire, Kang’s Citadel, K’un-Lun, Lemuria, Manhattan, Medieval England, Noir New York, 2099 Nueva York, Old West, The Swamp, and Xandar.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers and its sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and players can unlock more than 200 characters, including Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man. The game features a unique take on open world gameplay, with eight different environments to explore within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the expansive streets of Marvel’s New York, as well as Asgard, Barton’s Farm, Malibu, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Base Exterior, Sokovia, South Africa and Washington, D.C. Players can freely roam around these open world locations in any way they’d like, such as super jumping off skyscrapers with Hulk, speed running over water with Quicksilver or even play as giant characters, like the menacing Fing Fang Foom, who can grow to the size of tall buildings.

Barnes & Noble Will Be Having a LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event

Barnes & Noble is giving its share of LEGO fun with a LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event happening on February 23, 2PM in all of its stores nationwide. This Make and Take Event is open to kids 12 and below, together with their parents or guardians. Participants will get to build a miniature version of Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket which they can bring home afterwards together with a free LEGO Movie 2 poster. Attendees are then encouraged to share images of their creations via social media using the hashtags #BNLEGObuild and #AwesomerAtBN. To participate, attendees may register and sign-up online through this link.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the next wave of LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets such as the Walmart exclusive LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Emmet and Wyldstyle sets, and the Rexcelsior! (70839). The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will arrive in theaters this Friday, February 8, 2019.

Read on for the full press release of this Barnes & Noble LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event.

Barnes & Noble Celebrates The LEGO® Movie 2 With Build Event at Stores Nationwide, February 23

Fans can Build Their Own LEGO Set Inspired by the Feature Film and Get Exclusive Giveaways, While Supplies Last.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced a LEGO® build event at stores nationwide on Saturday, February 23, at 2 PM, to celebrate the new movie, The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part. Customers will have the opportunity to build and take home Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket, play activities, and get free giveaways, while supplies last. Customers can sign up for the event on BN.com.

“We are thrilled to welcome LEGO fans to our stores to celebrate the highly-anticipated film,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble. “This event will bring the movie to life by offering fans the chance to have a special, exclusive experience, as well as take home a 2-in-1 build of their very own, Emmett’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket.”

During the event, fans will be able to celebrate The LEGO® Movie 2, which premieres February 8, with a photo opportunity with Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket backdrop and a fun build event, and Barnes & Noble Cafés will offer a special $1 M&M® Blondie Blast for attendees.

Barnes & Noble is also carrying the new line of LEGO products based on The LEGO® Movie 2, including building sets and Young Reader books, on sale in stores and on BN.com.

Select stores may require customers to sign up for the event in advance. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or speak with one of the knowledgeable booksellers for more information.

Attendees of the LEGO build are encouraged to share pictures of the event on their social media channels using the hashtags, #BNLEGOBuild and #BNAwesomerTogether.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store (www.nook.com) features digital books, periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

LEGO Movie 2 Building Events To Be Held At Select Target Stores

It looks like the LEGO Movie 2 hype lingers on even after the film’s debut in theaters this Friday. Select Target stores will be having their LEGO Movie 2 building events next week, February 16 from 11AM to 2PM CST. This Target in-store event is intended for kids where they will build a ship using LEGO pieces, participate in some in-store games, and as a reward for participating they get to bring home an exclusive vest similar to that of Emmet.

There’s no mention of what kind of ship will the children actually build, so it’s kind of interesting to see how it will look like. I’m not really sure if you need to pre-register for this, so if anyone has additional information regarding this, please do share in the comments below.

But before attending this event, be sure to catch the LEGO Movie 2 in cinemas on February 8, Friday and to check out the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 sets either in Target or at LEGO Shop@Home. Lastly for LEGO BrickHeadz fans out there, Walmart is exclusively offering the LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Emmet (41634) and WyldStyle (41635) sets, and are now available for pre-order at their online store.

Reminder: Free LEGO Duplo Farm (30326) Promotional Polybag in US LEGO Stores

In case you missed it, this year marks the 50th anniversary of LEGO Duplo – those oversized large bricks designed specifically for younger, smaller hands. And to celebrate 50 creative years of nurturing future builders, LEGO offers a new promotional to accompany those big, building blocks that you plan to purchase for your tiny tot. The LEGO Duplo Farm (30326) polybag is yours free, for every single receipt purchase of LEGO Duplo sets worth $20 and above. This latest LEGO Duplo promotional began last January 29 and will end this Thursday February 7, so you still have a couple of days to avail of this promo.

Each LEGO Duplo Farm random blind bag contains 4 LEGO Duplo pieces: two 2×2 Duplo brick, one Duplo flower and a random farm figure which could be a farm boy, farm girl, goat, hen and calf. It’s a great way to build your farm inspired Duplo set, especially if you plan to get the LEGO Duplo Farm Adventures (10869)Farm Pony Stable (10868) or the LEGO Duplo Farm Animals (10870).

This promotion is currently available in all US LEGO brand stores and at the US portal of shop.LEGO.com until this Thursday only. LEGO Stores in the UK and the rest of Europe all offers a similar promotional with the LEGO Duplo Numbers (40304) polybag.

LEGO Confirms Re-Issue of the LEGO Star Wars Resistance Bomber (75188)

This piece of news is rather odd, but in a relatively good way. If you recall back in 2017, one of the better sets that LEGO has released under the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi subtheme is the new Resistance Bomber (75188) set consisting of 778 pieces and 5 minifigures. One of these minifigures was simply referred to as Resistance Bomber Pilot, in honor supposedly of the pilot that coursed the bomber that destroyed the Dreadnaught at the opening sequence of The Last Jedi. It was a cliff hanger of a scene, with the entire crew of the lone Resistance Bomber eventually sacrificing their selves in order to carry out their critical mission. It is a great scene that eventually found its way as an official LEGO set. However, devout LEGO Star Wars fans quickly noticed the small, but very unpleasant inconsistency that this particular LEGO set has, and LEGO was quick to respond.

The LEGO Star Wars Resistance Bomber (75188) released in 2017.

According to an excellent summary written by The Brothers Brick, this nagging inconsistency was eventually addressed by LEGO. So what was it exactly? With the release of The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron novel, which is considered as part of Star Wars canon, the generic Resistance Bomber Pilot now has a name, and LEGO eventually re-issued a new minifigure to accurately represent his character. Named as Finch Dallow, LEGO has now confirmed that they will be re-issuing, or has issued an update already, to correct this matter. Though Finch was only given 5-seconds of screen time on the big screen, it was enough to give us a close look at the character.

British actor Kevin Layne who played the role of Finch Dallow in The Last Jedi.

As you may have noticed already, Finch’s character is very much different from his generic minifigure rendition that was released with the Resistance Bomber (75188) set. Thankfully, the matter was addressed by LEGO when it gave its official response to an inquiring fan:

“When we develop LEGO sets based on movies, we aspire to make minifigures and models that reflect the iconic characters and scenes in the film. For this reason our products are most often developed by LEGO designers using reference material from specific movies – still images, sketches, as well as in the actual movies as inspiration. We developed The Lego Star Wars Resistance Bomber set (75188), based on “The Last Jedi” movie and discovered after the film was released that one of The Lego minifigures in the set doesn’t reflect the movie scene properly. As a result, we decided to adjust the set accordingly, true to our motto: “Only the best is good enough”. We hope Star Wars fans across the world appreciate this attention to details”

It is a known fact that LEGO designers do not really receive the entire set of details about a film or a particular scene in which a LEGO set will eventually be based. This holds true in the case of the LEGO Star Wars Resistance Bomber. This adjustment resulted in the roll-out of a new and updated LEGO Star Wars Resistance Bomber (75188) that perfectly captures in minifigure form the character of Finch Dallow, including his Resistance helmet as well. Check out these side by side images, comparing the old and new minifigs, as shared by The Brothers Brick.

Image composite courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
Image composite courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
Image composite courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

Now I’m not really sure if this re-issued LEGO Star Wars Resistance Bomber set has already been released to the market, but an Instagram post from actor Kevin Layne who played the role of Finch Dallow, may hint that this re-issued set may already be out there.

The only question is where and how will you be able to get this set later on, considering that it is reasonable to expect that previously released Resistance Bomber sets with the generic Resistance Bomber Pilot minifigure, is still distributed in the market. Though as TBB observes, this kind of scarcity has led to some ‘overblown’ hype towards the Finch minifigure, as evidenced by its risen value of as much as $100 in some secondary market platforms. This is not something that  LEGO intends though, and I’m personally glad that LEGO has corrected this matter, though a little bit too late in my opinion.

Frankly, it’s now seems to a kind of hit and miss if you wish to get your hands on an updated set that contains the new Finch Dallow minifigure. Even if the Resistance Bomber is still up and selling at shop.LEGO.com, buying it from LEGO’s online store still doesn’t guarantee if ever you will receive the new minifig. In fact, the LEGO Shop@Home page for this particular set is still not updated with the new Finch minifig as of this posting.

Anyways, what are your thoughts about this change? Do you think it’s worthwhile to haunt down this set with the hope of landing on this new and accurate minifigure rendition? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

The LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Walmart Exclusives Now Available for Pre-Order

I reported yesterday that LEGO has just released the building instructions for its series of the LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz, particularly those of Emmet (41634), Wyldstyle (41635), Benny (41636), and Sweet Mayhem (41637). It gave me the impression that these new series of LEGO BrickHeadz will be soon available at shop.LEGO.com. However, as this new info suggests, it looks like two of these will be exclusive to Walmart instead.  The following LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Walmart exclusives are now available for pre-order and you may check on them by clicking the following links. Each set retails for $14.99, with the LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Wyldstyle coming in at limited quantities only.  Both sets will arrive this Saturday, February 9.

The LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Emmet (41634)

133 pieces; $14.99

Build LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41634 Emmet with colorful LEGO bricks that recreate the iconic details of THE LEGO MOVIE 2™ hero, including his construction worker’s outfit. This fun creative toy stands on a buildable baseplate ready to display in your home, office or wherever you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ model of Emmet from THE LEGO MOVIE 2™, featuring decorated eyes and authentic details including his construction worker’s outfit
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable baseplate
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with THE LEGO MOVIE 2™ characters 41635 Wyldstyle, 41636 Benny and 41637 Sweet Mayhem
  • Emmet buildable figure stands over 3” (8cm) tall without baseplate
  • Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square

 

The LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Wyldstyle (41635)

134 pieces; $14.99

Build and display LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41635 Wyldstyle, featuring characteristic details of THE LEGO MOVIE 2™ hero including turquoise and violet hair streaks. This awesome construction toy includes a buildable baseplate for you to display your master-building creation in your home, office or anywhere you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ model of Wyldstyle from THE LEGO MOVIE 2™, featuring decorated eyes and authentic details including turquoise and violet hair streaks
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable baseplate
  • Wyldstyle buildable figure stands over 3” (8cm) tall without baseplate
  • Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square
  • Limited quantities available  – each set individually numbered 1 out of 5000 units

Designers Share Their Thoughts in this LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! Designer Video

LEGO has just released a designer video that focuses on its next big set: the LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! (70840). Designers James Ramsden (Senior LEGO Designer), Mike Patton (Graphic Designer), and Ruth Kelly (Element Designer) shared their thoughts as they collaborated in making this awesome set. Watch this.

One of the things that Ramsden highlighted are the multiple rooms in the Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set that showcases how life drastically changed for the citizens of Bricksburg after the invasion of the Duplons. It was a bit of a challenge for them on how to convey this tough, wasteland life while at the same time keeping things more or less familiar to LEGO fans. There’s still the same iconic Coffee Unchained coffee shop where overpriced coffee is still served, though by the less friendly and more tough-looking Larry the Barrista. You also have Surfer Dave and his camper van which is now used as a prop to help the statue stand up on its own. Batman and his daily workout routine at the gym which is actually an old, worn out train, and other locations that are all nicely included in this mammoth-sized set. Needless to say, it’s a carefully planned set where designers thoughtfully planted as many surprises as they can. They even managed to hide a reference that alludes to their favorite chicken parmesan dish.

The choice of minifigures that were included is as excellent as the build itself. The set boasts of 12 minifigures, all new for 2019: we have Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Scribble Cop, Suicide Squad-inspired Harley Quinn (which is unique only this set), Green Lantern, Where Are My Pants Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mohawk, Roxxi and Fuse. One of the more interesting detail about this minifigures has something to do with Larry the Barista’s tattoos. According to Mike, Larry’s tattoos are the same as that of actor Chris McKay who voiced Larry in the first LEGO Movie. Now that’s one cool shout out for an actor.

James also described how the LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set offers plenty of LEGO pieces that LEGO fans would love to have. He underscored the set’s generous use of sand green and sun blue elements which are kind pretty cool actually to be used in LEGO MOCs. The set also features new pieces such Batman’s armor made of tire wheels, Lucy’s new goggles, a Mohawk hair accessory, and a barbed wire element just to name a few. The Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set also has plenty of easter eggs, or hidden references to watch out for. One of which is Scribble Cop’s chair-kicking play feature which is a cool reference to the first LEGO film. The set also features plenty of references to the LEGO Batman and LEGO Ninjago movies as well.

Lastly, I couldn’t help but notice this nagging feeling every time I see this particular set displayed in the background. I know that this might as well be one of the designer’s early concept models for the Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set (which is anywhere between 30 to 40 iterations as disclosed by James), but it is a good candidate to be a follow-up set, very much the same as how LEGO did it with the LEGO Ninjago City (70620) and the LEGO Ninjago City Docks (70657). I know that this might be a long shot, but it’s a cool thing to have this nice Mad Max-styled diner alongside the Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set. What do you think?

We’re just three days away before the LEGO Movie 2 hits theaters worldwide this Friday, and adding this set to your LEGO collection is a great way to add some LEGO Movie fun to them. The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set is now available at shop.LEGO.com together with the rest of the TLM2 sets, with more sets to be revealed later in the second half of the year.

LEGO and Bricklink AFOL Designer Program Pre-Order Campaign Has Begun

Following the announcement of the 16 finalists that made it through the gruelling Design Review Stage of LEGO and Bricklink’s AFOL Designer Program, the stage is now set for backing up your most favorite MOC finalist, with the hope of reaching its 100% goal of making it an official LEGO set. Some of these finalists have already reached its goal as of this posting, with some vying for support until April 15 when the AFOL Designer Program pre-order campaign ends. Here are the finalists once again, now with their respective pre-order price indicated. Click on the following links to know more, and if you wish to back this project by placing your pre-order.

Backers have until April 15 to support their favorite project, and they have up 3 pre-orders per set. After the pre-order periods ends, then backers and online supporters who pre-ordered can get their sets by May ahead of everyone else when the projects hit store shelves later in the second half of the year. Which one is your favorite?