Though much has been said already about this next wave of LEGO Jurassic World sets that has been revealed during last month’s New York Toy Fair, coupled with some official images and product descriptions, we still somehow missed on some of these set’s official box art images. Now that the cat’s out of the bag so to speak, we can now have a look at the rest of the box art images albeit not spoiler free at some point.
Thanks to Netherland-based LEGO retailer and fan site, Misterbricks, we now have our official box art images for the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets before their scheduled release in April or late May, and just in time before the film hits theaters in June. Take a look.
Pteranodon Chase (75926)
Stygimoloch Breakout (75927)
Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit (75928)
Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929)
Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930)
Pteranadon Escape (10756)
Raptor Rescue Truck (10757)
T-Rex Breakout (10758)
Kingdom Gentle Giants Petting Zoo (10879)
T-Rex Tower (10880)
We first reported about this creatively new set at the New York Toy Fair last month, and this time we now have our first official images of the highly customizable, LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597) courtesy of Bouwsteentjes.
This particular set is not your typical BrickHeadz because the idea behind this is that you can actually come with a mini-me version of yourself, made of course of LEGO bricks and pieces. Coming in at 708 pieces and plenty of minifigure accessories, the set promises a fun way of creating for yourself or a friend, their very own BrickHeadz version. It features a lot of interesting, new pieces, particularly that new eyeglasses piece. Check out these official images and see for yourself.
The LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597) is expected to retail for $29.99 and is slated to be released beginning April 1. What do you think of a customizable BrickHeadz set? Will you be picking this one up? Let us know in the comments below.
For most AFOLs, LEGO may have seemingly bombed at the New York Toy Fair in terms of the relatively disappointing reveals that they had over at their booth, but it doesn’t mean that LEGO news isn’t getting more and more exciting. Though LEGO has already announced or teased on the arrival of the LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Lightcyle (21314) sometime next month, there is still one particular set that LEGO has completely placed under wraps for a considerable time now. Though it was quite disappointing not to see the much awaited LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) set at the NYTF, it looks like we virtually have our piece of relevant information about this upcoming set.
It only took two weeks before Lendy Tayag (who goes by len_d69 over at LEGO Ideas) to garner the necessary 10K votes in 2016 for his then LEGO Ideas Voltron project, but the journey of becoming an official LEGO set – from the LEGO Ideas Design Team and eventually on store shelves later on -took almost 2 years. I remember how excited I was upon hearing that this project was eventually announced as the next LEGO Ideas last August. However, the long wait seems to be harrowing, especially considering the fact that it was preceded by three other LEGO Ideas sets: the Women of NASA (21312), the Ship in a Bottle (21313) and TRON: Legacy Lightcycle (21314) – an indication that there were some significant road bumps along the way that delayed the release of LEGO Ideas Voltron. Some rumors suggest that it was because of licensing issues, while others hint on the technical refinements needed to make the set sturdier and more articulated. Needless to say, there was, at a certain point, a cloud of doubt whether the set will still see the light of day among LEGO stores.
However, a rumor is now circulating over LEGO forums that seem to suggest that the wait might be finally over. Reddit user IAMXX has disclosed that LEGO Store inventories have been updated (supposedly within the EU) to reflect a certain IDEAS set tagged as 21311 VOLTRON, with a price point of 179.99 Euros. That gives us a rough currency conversion of $199.99 USD, making it, if rumors are true, the most expensive LEGO Ideas set ever. If such is the case, setting aside additional cost for licensing fees, we can assume that this might also be the largest LEGO Ideas set with the most number of pieces as of to date. As of now, the title of being the largest Ideas set in terms of pieces belongs to the Old Fishing Store (21310), coming in at 2,049 pieces and retailing for $149.99 – significantly lower than the $200 price point that the LEGO Ideas Voltron is rumored to have.
Though I am aware that not all AFOLs are into Voltron, and not all will also find themselves picking up this set, I certainly feel that this next LEGO Ideas Voltron will be a sure winner and a certain hit among fans of the franchise. I for one has closely watched this set’s development since it first garnered the traction of being noticed as a LEGO Ideas Project. Now that it has been turned into an official LEGO set, the excitement of seeing this built is something that I will certainly not miss. I just hope that my wallet will not hate me for this.
Since we still have the launching of the LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Lightcyle (21314) next month, we can have a good guess that LEGO might be saving Voltron for a San Diego Comic Con reveal sometime in July.
There’s been a lot of talk lately, about how Disney is pushing its subsidiary Lucasfilm into expanding the Star Wars franchise into a multiplatform cinematic universe like what they did with their films from Marvel Studios. Not content with a film every year, live-action TV series are being planned too.
A variety of Star Wars content labeled as “series” is being bounced around for development by Disney and Lucasfilm for the Mouse’s future exclusive digital streaming service. Now, the latter has announced that for their long-talked about live-action Star Wars series, they mean to bring Jon Favreau into the production.
Favreau can on one hand be remembered as a director or executive producer for a number of films in Marvel Studios’ MCU, but he’s also had a hand in the Star Wars franchise. He voiced Pre Vizsla in the Clone Wars animated series and is also providing voice-work in Solo.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that Favreau will serve as writer and executive producer for the as-yet untitled Star Wars series on the Disney streaming service and praised his talent in doing both. “This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base,” Kennedy said in interviews.
The excitement is palpable on the other end too. “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you,” he said. “I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.” The Disney streaming service is expected to launch 2019, and will have the Star Wars series as one of its first original program content.
Speaking of May’s Solo, don’t forget to check out LEGO’s latest sets in that line. And let’s not forget the Marvel side.
The Home of the Brick, aka the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark has earned its reputation as one of THE places that serve as a gallery where great LEGO artwork around the world could be displayed as “decorations”. Having a builder’s work shown there is a major bragging rights reward.
In fact, LEGO Rebrick is ready to help aspiring builders get their next masterpiece displayed within the Home of the Brick in the future, as they call all LEGO fans to “Help Decorate the LEGO House”. Here’s your chance to get your work noticed by LEGO tourists coming to Billund.
This LEGO Rebrick contest comes in two categories: Nature and Minifigure Interiors. In the Nature category, builders must make a display of min. 4×4 studs to max 64×32 studs, with a max height of 60 bricks and no overhanging parts beyond 64×32 studs. Subjects can be plants, animals and flowers.
For the Minifigure Interior category, the subject must be a minifgure-scale interior of a room, with a min. baseplate of 16×8 studs to the same max base, brick height and overhanging restrictions as the Nature category above. Interior elements may include furniture, ornamentation, and of course minifigures to populate the set.
LEGO Rebrick will choose a total of 10 winners for each category, each of whom will get an autographed LEGO Architecture The LEGO House (21037) set, plus getting their brick-work exhibited at the real Home of the Brick (builder name and set description included), shipping expenses paid by LEGO.
If a busy builder with multiple entries wins more than once, then along with the signed LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037) they’ll also receive another LEGO set of their choice, limited to a max price value of $75. The deadline to submit entries is April 6, 2018 so get building!
Frankly, I decisively stopped paying attention to news related to the availability of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), mainly out of frustration. Since its launch in September last year, the volatility of its online presence, and its rapid unavailability due to high market demand, makes it’s even more exasperating. Couple it with the absurd aftermarket sales such as those posted on eBay, and it will make you feel like throwing your bricks up into the air.
However, for the past several months, LEGO seems to have been making progress in re-stocking this once elusive (and undeniably largest) LEGO set. A few hours ago since the LEGO Shop@Home website was updated, it looks like the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) is now available again, with no signs of going out of stock as of this posting.
If you still need to tick this out of your most wanted LEGO sets, and you have $800 to spare, then now is the time to get this ultimate LEGO set. Same as before, there is no guarantee until when the stocks of the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) will be relatively stable, so if you really need to purchase this set, now is the best time to do so.
After the official announcement and release of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Infinity War sets earlier this month, we now have images of the upcoming BrickHeadz collection that now focuses on our MCU characters. Though we already knew about them since last year’s New York Comic Con, it is only now that we get to see them up close. We’re still waiting for their set images, and since these new batch of LEGO BrickHeadz will be launched next month, it’s just a matter of time before we get to see them. The way I see it, these wave of LEGO BrickHeadz pays tribute to those characters that are also included in the Thanos: Ultimate Battle (76107) set, with the big baddie himself Thanos wielding the Infinity Gauntlet, Iron Man in his MK50 suit, and GOTG members Star-Lord, and Gamora. Among the four, I find Thanos’s BrickHeadz rendition most appealing, with the inclusion of the unique Infinity Gauntlet printed part.
Like the rest of the BrickHeadz sets, the LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Avengers: Infinity War sets are expected to retail for $10 each and will be available both online and in-store sometime in April. For now, let’s check out their official box art images.
Iron Man MK50 (41604)
Last month we featured the wide variety of LEGO books coming out this mid-2018, courtesy of their longtime British publishing partner Dorling Kindersley (DK). There are three titles coming out; one a LEGO DC picture dictionary, then a Ninjago building idea book, and the third a “Choose Your Path” adventure.
The first two LEGO-DK books are noted to have freebies attached. In particular, the multi-ending “Choose Your Path” story has a free minifigure. For those wondering what it might be, we now confirmation on what or who this mystery minifig is. It’s been revealed by LEGO via its official Twitter account that the included minifigure is C-3PO’s fellow protocol droid, U-3PO from A New Hope.
If this little update feels anticlimactic to you, it’s understandable. The LEGO Star Wars U-3PO minifigure isn’t exactly uncommon. Its last jaunt in an official LEGO set was in the LEGO Star Wars 2016 Advent Calendar. It’s a letdown compared to the more exclusive figures added to past DK-published books.
Still, not all of it’s a waste. Those who never got the LEGO Star Wars 2016 Advent Calendar with the U-3PO droid, and are interested in acquiring it, can just opt to by the LEGO Star Wars Choose Your Path book instead. It’s cheaper at $19.99 and releases June 5 which you can pre-order via Amazon.
It’s that time once again for “weird LEGO stories”. Today we go to the UK, one of LEGO’s major markets, for a one-and-done tale of a strange act of vandalism involving everyone’s favorite brick-building toy brand. I followed this when it started; now that it’s ended, I’ll report its entirety.
Late last week, residents and shoppers in Cirencester, Gloucestershire were surprised to find the statue outside Crocodile Toys defaced. To be precise, the statue – made out of Duplo blocks – had gotten its head removed. Said statue, provided to the retailer by The LEGO Group, has stood outside for seven years.
The Cirencester Crocodile Toys store manager noted the incident as simple vandalism, though he was still upset because the Duplo statue, depicting a workman in cap and suspenders, has become a local landmark and photo-op spot. The manager posted the headless statue on Facebook, feeling it pointless to bother police.
Luckily, there was a good ending to this story. The missing Duplo statue head was located briefly at Woolmarket, late evening of Monday, March 5. The following morning it was apparently returned by the thief to Crocodile Toys, along with an apology note, explaining he was drunk when it happened.
The manager and store owner expressed relief at getting the missing head back and stated his intention to repair it no matter how long it might take. Then again, as the statue was given by LEGO, a Master Builder might soon be dispatched to reassemble the statue. Only time will tell.
Source: Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
Following in the footsteps of the LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313), we now have confirmation that the next LEGO Ideas set will be available sometime next month. If you recall last November, the LEGO Ideas Review Team had announced that the Disney inspired TRON Legacy Light Cycle project of AFOL siblings Tom and Drew of BrickBros UK, is the next official LEGO Ideas set. Tagged as set 21314, this upcoming Ideas set is based on Disney Picture’s 2010 film TRON: Legacy. As typical of LEGO, information has been scant as of to date with regards to how the LEGO Ideas Team will modify this set to capture that iconic light cycle bike.
After three months since its announcement, it looks like LEGO has been teasing about the set’s release date as found in the March and April 2018 Italian LEGO store calendar. Italian LEGO fan site Mattonito was able to grab a copy of the said store calendar, and opted to share some of its pages, including the cryptic announcement that teases on the arrival of the LEGO Ideas TRON (21314) sometime in April. Other than its official name and set number, no further details were given regarding its price or piece count as expected from LEGO’s way of revealing new sets. Here’s an image of the announcement and its written in Italian, so it will be better if you have your Google Translate app on hand.
Will be updating you soon once more information comes in, so be sure to keep in touch with us. Thanks again to Mattonito for the heads up.