From the Rumor Mill: Some Details About the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031)

As a huge fan of LEGO Collectible Minifigures, I really have to say that LEGO did a fine good job with this year’s upcoming offerings. After the unofficial reveal of the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series (71030), now comes another wave of licensed LEGO minifigs to watch out for. And if the rumors turn out to be true, then we have to prep our wallets once again for the arrival of the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) series this August.

According to reliable LEGO insider, lego_fulcrum over on Instagram, this year will see the release of a wave of LEGO Marvel CMF similar to what LEGO did with last year’s LEGO DC CMF (71026). Furthermore, if the rumors turn out to be true, we can probably expect the following:

    • According to sources, the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) will be based primarily on MCU’s latest series over at Disney+. This means to say we will be getting characters from WandavisionFalcon & The Winter Soldier, the upcoming Loki series, and the animated series “What If…?”
    • From Wandavision, I’m crossing my fingers for a new Scarlet Witch minifigure, with the new costume and all as revealed from the series’ final episode. A White Vision will also be great, and of course a LEGO rendition of Agatha Harkness.
    • We are still halfway through the Falcon & The Winter Soldier series, but a new Falcon and Bucky minifigs are surely in order. And perhaps a new Baron Zemo and a yet-to-be-revealed Power Broker minifigures are well on their way as well.
    • The MCU multiverse version of Loki (the one that runs away with the Tesseract in Avengers Endgame) might also be receiving a new minifigure version. There’s a ton of possible Marvel characters that may also be revealed later on so I will hold my horses and wait for how things will pan out in June when the series premieres on Disney+
    • Then finally we have the Disney+ animated series “What If…?”. Needless to say, the minifigure possibilities for this one are virtually endless considering the nature of the show. However, if I were to base it on the initial trailer that we saw last December, then I wouldn’t mind seeing an Uatu The Watcher minifigure since he seems to be the narrator of the series (much like an Alfred Hitchcock BTS type of character), and a Captain Peggy Carter minifig with that new British Union Jack shield.

I want to emphasize though that these are just speculations at this point until we receive further confirmation from LEGO or other third-party retailers that are quite excited to put them on shelves. And with most likely 12 LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures characters to be included, the potential list of Marvel characters to be given the LEGO CMF treatment is as vast as the MCU multiverse itself. Here’s my own wishlist for this series:

            1. Scarlet Witch (Wandavision version)
            2. White Vision
            3. Agatha Harkness
            4. Falcon (Disney+ version)
            5. Bucky (Disney+ version) – if you look hard enough, you might probably see it’s supposed minifig torso making rounds over the internet.
            6. Baron Zemo
            7. Power Broker
            8. Loki (Disney+ version)
            9. Mobius
            10. Kang the Conqueror – the series might set him up as the main villain later on.
            11. Uatu the Watcher
            12. Captain Peggy Carter

I have to say that this speculative list is pretty insane to begin with. Also bear in mind that these are just my predictions based on existing information that we have right now, and we have to wait and see until July to probably have a full reveal of this latest LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031).

So how about your predictions? What Disney+ MCU character do you think will make it to this upcoming LEGO CMF series? Drop-in your predictions in the comments below.

LOOK: First Images of a New LEGO Speed Champions 2021 Set Has Been Released

Following the rumor train regarding the upcoming LEGO Speed Champions 2021 sets scheduled to be released this summer, we now have our first look at one of these new brick-built speedsters in the form of the LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set.

LEGO Speed Champions 2021 Set

Shared by Reddit user Samurai_Happy, this first look at set 76904 confirms the rumored list of LEGO Speed Champions 2021 2H sets that went around a couple of months ago. According to the eagle-eyed LEGO fan, he spotted this set on display at a Target store in Washington but was eventually prohibited from purchasing it since it was marked for release in August. Personally, it is kind of absurd to have restrictions like this considering that this set was already placed on display. However, August could be a release date specifically for other retailers and we can still expect this new LEGO Speed Champions 2021 set to be released in June just in time for summer.

The LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set clocks in at 627 pieces and is expected to retail for $49.99. It’s basically a dual-pack that features a pair of Dodge’s iconic vehicles highlighting its past and present legacies on the race track. As a fan of classic muscle cars, I am personally looking forward to this brick version of the 1970 Dodge Challenger. And though the LEGO Speed Champions has produced a great line of brick speedsters throughout the years, there is only a handful of brick-built classic muscle cars that were added to its theme. We have 2017’s 1966 Ford GT40 from set 75881, the LEGO Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884), and 2019’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from set 75893. I just hope that the LEGO Group will eventually develop a subtheme for the LEGO Speed Champions line that is dedicated to this beloved genre of classic cars.

For now, be sure to keep an eye at LEGO Shop@Home, and here at our blog site for the latest LEGO news updates. Special thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.

LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Commemorative Minifigures Revealed

It seems that LEGO has cast a transfiguration spell on this one. And as this year marks another milestone for one of LEGO’s well-loved theme, it seems that a wave of LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary commemorative minifigures are on their way.

Shared by wizardingworld over at Instagram, this collection of six LEGO Harry Potter minifigures come in an entirely golden color scheme including their base plates and accessories, and will be included in select LEGO HP sets that are slated to be released in the 2nd half of 2021. This wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets will also be a part of LEGO’s anniversary line of offerings that marks the theme’s 20th year. This is very much the same as what LEGO did with Ninjago’s 10th-anniversary sets earlier this year, where similar golden commemorative minifigs were included in some sets to add to its appeal and collectability.

The LEGO Harry Potter characters that are expected to be given the golden magic treatment will be Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Severus Snape, Voldemort, and Quirinus Quirrell. We have no word yet at what particular sets they will be included. But since images of these LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary minifigures are already out there, and we’re just a couple of months away before the LEGO H2 sets are officially released, then we can expect a steady wave of LEGO set reveals to be around the corner.

In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs here at our blog site and keep an eye over at LEGO Shop@Home as well.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Delayed Once Again

I guess we have to wait a little longer for this one. In a not-so-very-surprising turn of events, it looks like the much anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game will be delayed once again. And of course, we can’t blame game developer TT Games for this pandemic-stricken situation.

After almost a year when news came out of a possible August 2020 release date, it seems that the journey from studio to console will have to wait a tad longer. The announcement came via TT Games’ official Twitter account which you can see below:

It is reasonable to assume that the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is now in its final development stages. But since this pandemic has gotten a lot of projects derailed in the video game industry, it is clearly forgivable that delays like this are bound to happen. We’re not just sure yet where exactly this video game stands in terms of releasing, whether it is still being polished with the possible inclusion of an upcoming Star Wars The Bad Batch tie-in, or it’s a matter of logistical issues.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is hailed to be THE largest, galaxy-spanning Star Wars video game that LEGO has ever come up with. And with every known major LEGO Star Wars character reportedly coming to the game as a playable avatar set in a massive open world in a galaxy far away, the potential and excitement for this game are very much expected.  This game also comes in a Deluxe Edition which you can find over at Amazon and will be available for all major consoles and the PC via Steam.

Are you planning to get this game despite of its delays? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) Confirmed!

I had to take a second look at this one, partly because at the back of my mind, I’m still wary about those April 1st “news” that I have to contend with. However, I’m glad to say that this piece of news is excitingly legit and by no means a prank. Because as it turns out, the once rumored LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) is now finally confirmed! Beep beep! Super cool minifigs coming through!

Thanks to a Brickset member, we now have our first legitimate look at this new LEGO CMF. And to remove all doubts that this might be illegally leaked, Brickset member shima55 even uploaded a copy of the sales receipt issued by a third-party retail store from Northern California. The receipt confirms that the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF box contains 36 figures retailing for $215.64. And with 12 minifigs in this series, it stands to reason that each box contains three complete sets.

And wow, just wow! I’m already loving this CMF line! The care and effort that LEGO just showed in coming up with an entirely new range of minifigure molds for this series are just awesome. And how these minifigs captured that classic Looney Tunes nostalgia just leaves the entire CMF to be desired. The choice of accessories is just as hilarious as well. I’m really having a blast right now at those anvil and birdseed accessories for Coyote and Road Runner. I bet Sylvester will also have second thoughts on that massive sledgehammer that Tweety is holding, lol. And the references for those Rabbit Season and That’s All Folks printed tiles are just spot-on hilarious.

shima55 was also kind enough to share this CMF checklist as well, where we can see all of the twelve characters included in this LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030). I zoomed in at each character so we can have a better look.

#01 Lola Bunny

#02 Bugs Bunny

 

#03 Wile E. Coyote

#04 The Road Runner

 

#05 Tweety Bird

 

#06 Sylvester the Cat

 

#07 Daffy Duck

 

#08 Speedy Gonzales

 

#09 Tasmanian Devil

 

#10 Marvin the Martian

 

#11 Petunia Pig

 

#12 Porky Pig

 

Though these minifigs are numbered in such a way that suggests that they are basically paired (like Coyote and Road Runner, or Tweety Bird and Sylvester for example), I couldn’t help but wonder why Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam is not included in this list. I’m just crossing my fingers that this offering is just the first series for this line and that a LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series 2 might be in the works as well.

Whatever is the case, this latest LEGO CMF will definitely be in my must-have minifigs for this year, and I just hope that LEGO Shop@Home will be listing them soon. So what are your thoughts on this latest LEGO CMF offer? Which LEGO Looney Tunes character are you most excited for? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

A big thank you once again to Brickset for sharing this good news.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182) Now Available for Pre-Order at LEGO Shop@Home

If you recall from last week, Barnes & Noble has published the official images of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182), confirming earlier rumors that LEGO has now included a DC Comics character to its roster of so-called Helmet Collection sets. It was initially thought at that time that it might only be a Barnes  & Noble exclusive, but thankfully this brick-version of Batman’s Cowl is now available pre-order from LEGO Shop@Home as well.

Batman Cowl (76182)

Similar to Carnage and Venom, the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182) is an 18+ set with the LEGO and comic book fan in mind. This displayable set clocks in at 410 pieces and will retail for $59.99 starting April 26, 2021. Check out the rest of its product description, and you may pre-order this set today (with a release date of April 26, 2021) by clicking on its respective affiliate link below.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182)

410 pieces | $59.99 | Pre-order now  and get it on April 26, 2021 

Batman Cowl (76182)

Immerse yourself in a challenging and rewarding building experience as your imagination transports you to GOTHAM CITY™ with the impressive LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman Cowl (76182).

Iconic Batman helmet to build and display
This LEGO brick recreation of the unmistakable cowl worn by the Caped Crusader™ is sure to attract attention and admiration wherever it is placed. With transparent bricks to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to the sturdy base, this remarkable model will provide a sense of fulfillment long after the construction work has finished.

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  • Measuring over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 4 in. (10 cm) wide, and 4 in. (12 cm) deep, this captivating model provides an attractive conversation piece, whether displayed in your home or workplace.
  • The collectible LEGO® DC Batman™ Batman Cowl offers a hands-on, stress-relieving building experience, as 410 LEGO bricks gradually transform into a stunning display model.
  • This authentic LEGO® brick recreation of the iconic Batman™ helmet includes transparent pieces to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to a sturdy base.
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  • This build-and-display piece is ideal for any model-making enthusiast or adult fan of the Caped Crusader™. It makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present, or personal treat.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom (76187) Officially Revealed

I guess you have to make space for one more brick-built LEGO sculpture this April. After a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Carnage (76199) set was eventually unveiled a couple of weeks ago, it was only a matter of time before we see Marvel’s favorite symbiote officially given the LEGO treatment. LEGO Shop@Home has now officially listed a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom (76187) set slated to arrive on April 26, 2021.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom

Though I understand that most LEGO Marvel fans are looking forward to having this new Venom set, I have to say that its reveal is a bit underwhelming. Partly because right off the bat, it is simply a recolored version of what we saw with Carnage’s brick version. In fact, it seems to use the same kind of LEGO elements (with a different color scheme of course), with 20 additional LEGO pieces thrown into it. However, to give this set its defining feature, a long protruding tongue and a unique printed tile piece bearing the anti-hero’s name, are also included in this official LEGO sculpture of Venom.

If you consider the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom (76187) set as a must-have this April, then you may want to take a look at its product description and official images below. It will be available at the end of the month retailing for $59.99. You may click on the following affiliate link below to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom (76187)

565 pieces | $59.99 | Arriving in LEGO Stores and LEGO Shop@Home on April 26, 2021

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Venom

Stretch your construction skills and capture forever the distinctive, razor-toothed features of an iconic Marvel supervillain with LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man Venom (76187).

A detailed replica to build and display
Fans of Venom and the Spider-Man movies will relish a rewarding building experience as they recreate the authentic features of the gruesome alien symbiote. The oversized jaw packed with dagger-like teeth, the long, twisting tongue, and the low, black brow combine to create an unmissable display piece. With a stylish name plaque attached to the sturdy base, this remarkable model will look even more impressive displayed alongside other LEGO comic-book creations.

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  • The iconic alien creature, with its dagger-like teeth and long, twisting tongue, stands on a sturdy base with a stylish name plaque attached.
  • This collectible piece of Marvel movie memorabilia will provide joy and satisfaction long after the hands-on, creative construction work is over.
  • If you’re an adult Marvel fan or model-making enthusiast, this buildable movie-character replica is the perfect build-and-display project for you!
  • Measuring over 7 in. (19 cm) high, 3 in. (9 cm) wide, and 7 in. (19 cm) deep, this striking model is sure to generate attention and interest, whether displayed in your home or workplace.

The April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Encourages Builders To Go Beyond

The April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar is now out, inspiring LEGO fans to capture the wonders of the galaxy with its commemorative LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) set. As I’ve reported before, this latest LEGO and NASA collaboration is expected to arrive in LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home this April. Check out the details below.

Other than the arrival of the LEGO NASA SSD set, LEGO is throwing in its usual set of freebies for April. We’re probably aware of them already since they’ve been around this month. But in case you still don’t have them, these seasonal freebies are still around until next week.

LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449)

232 pieces | Valued at $12.99 

This promotional set is available until April 5, 2021, and will be added automatically to your cart once your single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $60 and more.

April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

 

LEGO Easter Egg Chick (30579)

52 pieces | Valued at $4.99

The polybag freebie is yours for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $40 and above. This offer is valid until April 5, 2021.

April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

 

Other than these promotional items, LEGO will also be offering another freebie in the form of the LEGO DOTS Miniframe (30556). This 85-piece polybag set measures 20 x 19.5 x 1 cm and is a great desktop accessory to capture those picture-perfect moments. This offer is available from April 26 to May 9 and will be added to your shopping cart automatically once your LEGO purchase reaches $35 and above.

LEGO DOTS Miniframe (30556)

85 pieces | Available from April 26 to May 9, 2021

 

In-store activities are still obviously missing from our April 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, but there are still a lot of sets to be excited for next month. Other than the LEGO Space Shuttle Discovery (10283), we also have the arrival of the LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) helmet set and the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) to look forward to.

Happy building everyone and stay safe!

LEGO Rolls Out Two New LEGO DC Super Heroes Batmobile Sets

A Vietnamese toy retailer has revealed two new LEGO DC Super Heroes Batmobile sets that take their cue from the Batman classic TV series. MyKingdom has published their set images and names, with the option of purchasing them directly from their online shopping portal.

The LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman vs The Joker Batmobile chase (76180) is a 4+ set that features a classic, scaled-down version of the Batmobile designed with younger LEGO fans in mind. Its design is somewhat similar to its larger 18+ cousin, the LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139). It includes minifigures of Batman and the Joker, and what looks to be a new rendition of the Batgirl.

 

The LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) is more like a re-release of the portion of 2016’s direct-to-consumer (D2C) LEGO Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave (76052). This re-issued version of the Batmobile even has an information plate giving it a certain premium feel in such modest size. It also comes with minifigs of the 1966 classic TV versions of Batman and Joker. If you missed out on the LEGO Batcave from five years ago, and wish to add this classic version of the LEGO Batmobile, and then here’s your second chance to get it without diving deep into your pockets.

There is no further information as of this posting regarding the piece count and US retail price of these new LEGO Batmobile sets. I’ll give you updates soon as they make their appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Is LEGO Giving Us a Glimpse of a New LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 Set?

Eagle-eyed LEGO fans were quick to take notice of what seems to be a new LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 set included in a promotional video intended for its recently announced LEGO Imperial Probe Droid (75306).

The now-deleted video puts the spotlight on the brick-built sculpture of the Imperial Probe Droid while having a sizeable R2-D2 peeking under the table. And because the said video has been deleted, it goes to show that someone from LEGO is certainly doing some sort of damage control.

Peek-a-boo, I see you R2!

As you can see from the above screenshot, this version of R2 looks to be a brand new model, significantly different from its predecessor, the LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 (10225) released in 2012. The newer version uses several curved slopes and plates giving it a more sleek and smooth look. And if what Promobricks’ sources tell us turns out to be true, then we can expect this to be part of this year’s line-up of LEGO Star Wars May the 4th releases.

A UCS LEGO Star Wars version of R2-D2 was first released back in 2012. Are we going to see another rendition in 2021?

Please bear in mind that at its best, these are just speculations, and it’s always prudent to wait for LEGO’s official announcements and press release. I’ll keep this post updated once additional information comes in.

So what do you think of this possible new LEGO Star Wars UCS set? Do you think it’s long overdue? Let me know what you think in the comments below.