Official Image of the LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 40268 Polybag Minifigure Now Up at LEGO Servers.

Last January, we discovered an interesting find that LEGO Star Wars minifigure collectors may find appealing. Back then, we have no idea yet on how to have our hands on the LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) polybag minifigure which is now being offered at eBay France. According to Brickset’s report, the polybag was offered then in a Romanian LEGO monobrand store as a free promotional. Other than these reports, details were scant about this new line of minifigures. As a brief background, the said astromech made its first appearance in last year’s hit Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One.

However, thanks to a tip from Hoth Bricks, we now know that the said minifigure polybag is now uploaded in LEGO’s servers. The appearance of R3-M2’s official image suggests that we may find more details anytime soon via shop.LEGO.com. Will it be a new promotional, or will LEGO introduce a new line of minifigure collectibles? As Hoth Bricks pointed out, the design of the minifig’s base using a Technic pin suggests that it may be interlocked with other minifigs as well. Moreover, the polybag’s slimmer, thinner design suggests that it is a part of a larger box or container.

Will LEGO follow in Disney’s steps in introducing the Droid Factory line? We’re not quite sure yet, but it’s a welcome gesture from the part of LEGO to introduce such a design, and whether R3-M2 will be a part of a larger series of minifigure collectibles remains to be seen.

LEGO City Undercover Launches In the US in April.

Since its official reveal last January, fans of the remastered LEGO City Undercover was all thrilled to see the comeback of Agent Chase McCain. Introduced exclusively for Nintendo WiiU users back in 2013, it’s great to know that the rebooted game will now be offered across all gaming systems this year. Just a while ago, WB Games has uploaded a video that highlights one new feature of the game. For the first time, LEGO City Undercover will now offer a two-player co-op mode that allows players to share on a split-screen setup. The best part of the video, however, is the confirmation of the game’s release date. LEGO City Undercover will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and the much awaited Nintendo Switch beginning April 4. Check out the announcement below. You may now pre-order a copy of LEGO City Undercover which retails at $59.96.

Join the Chase when LEGO® City Undercover becomes available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, Nintendo Switch™ and PC on April 4, 2017.

In this latest gameplay trailer, the focus is turned to our hero Chase McCain and the multiple disguises he can wear in his search for the notorious—and recently escaped—criminal Rex Fury. Meanwhile, a new two-player cooperative mode has been added to the game, allowing friends and family to fight crime in LEGO CITY Undercover together for the first time.

This open-world LEGO adventure allows fans and newcomers to explore the sprawling metropolis that is LEGO CITY , with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, filled with car thieves to bust, vehicles to navigate, mischievous aliens to capture, hilarious movie references to discover, lost pigs to rescue and of course, hundreds of collectibles. Bringing together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humor, this open-world LEGO adventure creates a fun-filled experience for players of all ages.

Be sure to keep tabs with our gaming channel, Brick Show Gaming, where our very own LEGO Master Gamer Brian Saviano dives into the world of LEGO City Undercover once it is available in April.

In case you haven’t noticed yet, Brian is also running a Giveaway Contest where winners will receive three LEGO Dimensions Packs, the LEGO Jurassic World T-Rex Tracker (75918), LEGO Minecraft The First Night (21115) and LEGO Minecraft The Nether Fortress (21122). We still have 17 days left before the official drawing begins, so be sure to check this out. Just follow the instruction on the page to enter the raffle.

 

This Is What To Watch Out For From LEGO at the 2017 New York Toy Fair.

We’re all set for this year’s grandest toy fair in North America, and while Jason and the team is getting packed up and ready to go to the New York Toy Fair, LEGO Systems Inc. just recently issued a press release giving us a glimpse of what to expect from LEGO at Booth #1635, Hall 3B of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center starting tomorrow, Saturday until Tuesday next week.

With more than 300 LEGO sets to debut over the course of the fair, it’s great to confirm what sets will LEGO reveal in the course of the NYTF. According to the press release, some of the never-before-seen building sets that will be revealed include those coming from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Nexo Knights, LEGO Minecraft (including the Ocean Monument 21136 and the Mountain Cave 21137), 30 new sets from LEGO Star Wars, and the highly anticipated Spiderman: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok sets.

 

The new and supercharged building and coding set, LEGO Boost, will also be in the spotlight, as well as LEGO’s newest social app for children, LEGO Life, will also be heavily promoted.

 

However, it is quite odd that there was no mention at all of the rumored LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) and the Disney tie-up LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Silent Mary (71042). Perhaps LEGO is still holding back a few surprises under its sleeve and we just have to wait for the first footages to come in, once Jason and the Brick Show team enters the gates of the Convention Center.

You may read LEGO’s complete press release below. Be sure to check with us throughout the course of the weekend for our up-to-the minute coverage of the all the happenings in the 2017 New York Toy Fair.

 

LEGO Systems, Inc. Unveils Hundreds of Building Sets and Complimentary Digital Experiences to Champion Imaginative Play in 2017

-More than 300 New LEGO Building Sets Unveiled at North American International Toy Fair Offer the Best of Physical Play and Key Digital Enhancements-

 

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR, LEGO Systems, Inc. celebrates the intersection of classic construction play with digital experiences to accelerate imagination as it unveils more than 300 new building sets at this week’s American International Toy Fair. From the youngest of builders to the savviest teens, the company offers a LEGO solution for every builder of any age, building skill and interest, for any play occasion. New LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Life digital experiences inspire endless physical play potential. LEGO BrickHeadz offers a new style of mini character building catering to kids’ growing interest in collectibles. All the most popular LEGO themes, such as LEGO CITY, LEGO Friends, LEGO Star Wars™, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and LEGO Creator, expand with new building sets. Two major feature films starring the LEGO brand also get the building sets treatment: the recently released The LEGO® Batman Movie and the September 2017 release, The LEGO® NINJAGO Movie. New LEGO building sets are displayed at booth #1635 in Hall 3B of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from February 18-21.

“We inspire kids to be creative, innovative and imaginative. In today’s world, where media and technology are as much a part of the family unit as physical toys, it’s critical for us to take a thoughtful approach to extending the value of analog play to the digital space,” said Skip Kodak, senior vice president, LEGO Systems, Inc. “Our new collection gives breadth and depth, offering the classic LEGO play opportunity, plus innovative enhancements targeted to today’s generation of digital natives. Whether kids build a LEGO movie storyline at home after enjoying it at the theater, or they safely share their original creations online with a social community of peers who like to build, we provide the means by which their imaginations can be endlessly built to life.”

Younger Builders (Age 1½+)
LEGO DUPLO introduces children as young as 18 months to LEGO building with blocks that are twice the size of a classic LEGO brick. Twenty-four new DUPLO sets offer classic themes like Family House and My First Number Train, along with licensed preschool property DC Batman. Sets range from $4.99 to $59.99.

The first step in classic LEGO brick building, LEGO Juniors provides modular pieces, such as solid walls and archways, and step-by-step instructions to help builders as young as 4 years old to gain confidence in their ability to build. Popular LEGO themes are available through the collection, including LEGO City and LEGO Friends, and DC Batman.

Classic and Themed Building (Ages 5+)
LEGO Classic offers open-ended, “no instructions” building, including four new color-specific creativity boxes (blue, red, green, yellow) for $4.99 each. Every LEGO Creator set ($4.99-$69.99) provides hours of building and re-building fun with 3-in-1 models of creatures, structures and vehicles, such as new Mighty DinosaursBeachside Vacation and Sunset Street Bike.  

LEGO City builds the adventures of everyday heroes with detailed models and action packed scenarios. Thirty new building sets reflect themes including PoliceTownCoast GuardJungle and Great Vehicles, ranging from $6.99 to $119.99.

LEGO® Friends introduces over 20 new building sets featuring the girls of Heartlake City. Builder can explore hobbies, like Emma’s Photo Studio and Olivia’s Creative Lab, and new parts of the city such as Heartlake Hospital or Heartlake Sports Center. New subthemes include Show Dogs and Summer Fun, the new Snow Resort offers a lodge, ski lift and ice rink. Sets range from $4.99 to $89.99.

The LEGO NINJAGO™ saga continues with seven building sets inspired by 10 new episodes airing on Cartoon Network. Premiering in September 2017, The LEGO® NINJAGO Movie will bring the beloved ninja to the silver screen – and starting in August–new building sets based on scenes from the movie will be available.

Eight new building sets ($9.99 to $69.99) create the next chapter of LEGO Elves. Heroine Emily must rescue her sister, Sophie, from the Goblin King, as told through a Netflix series.

Five knights who “download” special powers to take on the evil Jestro return in 19 new LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS building sets, including Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster and Jestro’s Headquarters. The story continues in two new seasons of episodic content on Cartoon Network and a free digital gaming app, Merlok 2.0 that enhances the building fun. Sets range from $9.99 to $129.99.

Seven LEGO Speed Champions sets let builders recreate some of the fastest vehicles in the world, such as the new Mercedes-AMG GT3Bugatti Chiron, Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H, 2016 Ford GT, 1966 Ford GT40, Ferrari FXX K, and Mercedes AMG Petronas. Sets range from $14.99 to $99.99.

Advanced builders get 13 new LEGO Technic sets this year, including 2-in-1 models like BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and Ocean Explorer, with intricate elements and features like gears, beams, pulleys, actuators and pneumatics. Sets range from $19.99 to $289.99.

Licensed Building (Ages 8+)
LEGO Minecraft™ returns bringing the virtual creative building experience of the best-selling video game to life through physical LEGO brick building. Eight new sets, priced $19.99 to $109.99, allow children to create and enjoy hands-on Minecraft adventures featuring familiar characters, biomes and unique items from the game.

Licensed Building – The Walt Disney Company
Eight new LEGO Disney sets feature beloved characters and movie scenes including Disney’s Frozen Anna, Elsa, and Disney Princess characters Ariel and Cinderella. Two sets feature new heroine, Moana, and her adventures, including Moana’s Ocean Voyage. Sets range from $5.99 to $79.99.

DUPLO sets for younger builders feature properties include Mickey Mouse and Minnie MouseCinderella, Disney·Pixar’s upcoming Cars 3, along with LEGO Juniors sets inspired by Disney and Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3.

LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes brings classic Marvel Avengers and upcoming films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok to LEGO building. Mighty Micros, containing a Super Hero and a villain plus their vehicles, such as Iron Man vs. Thanos. Sets range from $9.99 to $49.99.

Over 30 new building sets join the best-selling LEGO Star Wars collection. Sets are inspired by the Star Wars saga films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plus Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES and Star Wars Rebels™ television series. Popular characters also appear in buildable figure form with nine new sets.

BrickHeadz from the MARVEL Universe and Disney will launch March 1 for $9.99 each.

Licensed Building – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (Ages 5+)
Inspired by the animated adventure The LEGO® Batman Movie, starring DC’s iconic Super Hero, a collection of 18 building sets will be available so that fans can recreate their favorite scenes from the film. Builders can help Batman save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover with sets including Batcave Break-in and Catwoman Catcycle Chase. Sets range from $15.99 to $179.99.

LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls brings the powerful and diverse roster of renowned DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and their action-packed adventures to LEGO building. Ten building sets will feature 11 iconic characters including: Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bumblebee, Flash, Eclipso, Lena Luther, Lashina and Mad Harriet. Sets are priced from $14.99 to $99.99.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes returns for a sixth year with new Mighty Micros, each featuring a DC Super Hero and a DC Super-Villain and their vehicles, including Superman vs. Bizarro. Additional sets tied to theatrical releases of the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman and Justice League feature films will be revealed later this year for children to build exciting scenes form the big screen. Sets range from $9.99 to $129.99.

Collectibles (Ages 5+)
Fans of all ages will be able to collect 52 never-before-seen LEGO® Minifigures™ from three new series launches, including a series focused solely on the characters from The LEGO® Batman Movie. Each blind bag includes one figure each for $3.99.

LEGO BrickHeadz introduces a new way to collect and build LEGO versions of iconic characters and Super Heroes out of classic LEGO bricks and elements. Twelve BrickHeadz, including four characters from The LEGO® Batman Movie, the MARVEL™ Universe and more, will launch March 1 for $9.99 each.

Original designs from fans continue to pour into the LEGO Ideas platform, where they can gather community support to possibly become real LEGO building sets, such as the new Adventure Time™ buildable character set ($49.99). Other designs to be announced this year.

More of the world’s most iconic landmarks and structures build to life in the expanding LEGO Architecture collection, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®, while the skylines of Chicago, London and Sydney also get a “brick-over.” Sets range from $29.99 to $79.99.

LEGO Exclusives, available through shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores, give skilled builders a more challenging and complex building experience, such as the new LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square ($279.99).

Build, Code, Play (Age 7+)
Announced recently at Consumer Electronics Show 2017, LEGO® BOOST is a new supercharged building and coding set that lets children bring LEGO creations to life by adding sound, movement and personality. Using familiar LEGO elements and simple coding language and techniques, LEGO BOOST delivers quick success and an intuitive approach. Children are introduced to coding through a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that contains the guidance, building instructions and coding commands to master five LEGO creations, one at a time, including Vernie the robot, Frankie the cat, a guitar, a rover and an Bot Factory. Much like building with LEGO bricks, children build behaviors and actions by linking digital coding blocks in an easy-to-understand horizontal layout. The set launches in the second half of 2017 at a suggested retail price of $159.99.

LEGO® Life (Ages 8+)
Launched January 31stLEGO® Life is a safe social network for children that inspires them to build and share their stories through the visual language of LEGO bricks. The LEGO Life app brings a social, digital experience to LEGO play allowing children to gain inspiration from each other to fuel their creative building. The LEGO Life app is free to download for iOS and Android.

About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the DUPLO logo, the FRIENDS logo, the Minifigure, the MINIFIGURES logo, NINJAGO, the NINJAGO logo, NEXO KNIGHTS, and the NEXO KNIGHTS logo are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. © 2017 the LEGO Group.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE © & ™ DC Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., & The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved. (s17).

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)

SUPERMAN, BATMAN, THE JOKER, CATWOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s17)

DC Universe and all related characters are elements or trademarks of and © 2017 DC Comics. (s15)

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC 
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.© 2017 MARVEL

 

Are You Ready for the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Hover Ride?

Last November, LEGO announced its first ever LEGO Technic model to be produced in cooperation with motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad. The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) is a sort of two-in-one set that highlights BMW’s ingenuity in pushing the boundaries of technology and innovative transportation. The build is impressive in itself, being a faithful representation of BMW’s bestseller. When the set was revealed last year, one of the questions that struck me is the thought of as to why the LEGO Technic designers of the BMW R 1200 would opt to rebuild it as a hovercraft of sorts. Since it is a 2-in-1 build, it turns out that the alternate form of the BMW R 1200 is a futuristic hover vehicle – a kind of concept that seems to have been lifted from a not so distant advanced future.

As it turned out, there is a particular reason and story behind this move. A life-sized model of the BMW R 1200 GS in its Hover Ride mode will eventually be presented in the LEGO World Event in Copenhagen. Read on to know the details of this event in the press release below. The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) will be available tomorrow Friday at shop.LEGO.com retailing at $59.99. Instructions for building its Hover Ride version can be downloaded here.

Getting ready to fly! LEGO Technic® BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Design Concept Hover Ride

– Unique design concept model – “Design Concept Hover Ride”
– Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad design teams

 Munich, February 16th 2017 – BMW Motorrad partnered with LEGO® Technic to transform one of the best motorcycles in the world into a LEGO model. The BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure model celebrates innovative design and engineering. A pure building adventure in 603 pieces. The alternative model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set is now taking this icon one step further – into the future.

In a very creative and inspirational atmosphere design teams from BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic joined forces andjointly developed the LEGO Technic Hover Ride complete with innovative functions and the signatory GS flyline allowing all fans to rebuild the BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure into a unique design concept model that removes all limits to motorcycles and allows imagination to fly without vesting technical plausibility.

“What would happen if we designed a bike together? What would happen if we removed all limits for the alternative model? So we set the BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic design teams a challenge, a challenge that has resulted in this amazing bike. Collaboration between our two teams was driven by passion and respect for the DNA of each other’s brands. It was fantastic to see how engaged and inspired each team was by working together, but I don’t think either of us ever imagined that this project would turn out as it did. I guess it just proves that you can create anything with LEGO Technic. Even the future”, says Andy Woodman – Senior Design Manager for LEGO Technic.

“It was a great idea and a superb creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set. Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with typical elements such as the boxer engine and the characteristic GS silhouette, it also draws on the LEGO Technic stylistic idiom”, says Alexander Buckan, Head of BMW Motorrad Vehicle Design.

The life-size model of this design concept Hover Ride will be presented today during the LEGO World event in Copenhagen and will travel afterwards to different locations in Denmark and the “BMW Welt” in Munich.

40 years of LEGO Technic.
The highly detailed LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure contains not only this unique design concept model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set. There is also another surprise for collectors. As the LEGO Group is celebrating 40 years of LEGO Technic this year, a specially embellished LEGO Technic element is hidden in the set.

First Images of the LEGO BrickHeadz Pirates of the Caribbean Surfaces Online!

Disney’s upcoming adventure-in-the-high seas franchise is set off to sail once more this spring with its fifth film, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales. With LEGO poised to offer another direct-to-consumer set (rumored to be Salazar’s ghost ship, the ghastly Silent Mary) to celebrate the release of the film, it seems that TLG is adding more buzz to the film by including two of the main characters in the POTC franchise in its latest collectible sets. Thanks to an eBay post, we now have a clear idea on what’s next with the LEGO BrickHeadz line.

As you can see, at the back of the box of the Belle and Beast LEGO BrickHeadz are images of two additional Disney characters in their collectible brick-built versions: Captain Jack Sparrow (41593) and Captain Armando Salazar (41594), both of which are numbered 9 and 10 respectively. According to just2good from Eurobricks who pointed out the eBay listing, it is expected that this two new sets will retail at the same price of $9.99 same as that of the other LEGO BrickHeadz sets. The release date is rumored to be in April along side with the release of the D2C set that was mentioned earlier.

 

So what do you think ye brick mateys? Will you fancy yourself with this booty?

 

 

LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 Now Available for Pre-Order Via Amazon.

LEGO has already unveiled its full collection of LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 Packs, and here’s your chance to pre-order them via Amazon and have them right at your doorsteps once they are released on May 9. Click on the links below to know more about Amazon’s promos on this latest wave of LEGO Dimensions packs.

 

LEGO Dimensions Chase McCain Fun Pack (71266) – $11.99 via Amazon

   

  • Help stop crime in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with LEGO City’s Chase McCain.
  • Build and place Chase on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game.
  • Use his LEGO City Detective Scanner to track down bad guys and change his disguise to unlock more abilities.
  • Unlock the LEGO City Adventure World to explore new areas like Blackwell’s moonbase and the LEGO City Police Department, and the Battle Arena to compete with up to 4 of your friends.
  • Build Chase’s Police Helicopter to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plance for additional in-game abilities.
  • Includes Chase McCain and Police Chopper.

 

LEGO Dimensions The Goonies Level Pack (71267) – $29.99 via Amazon

   

  • Help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure.
  • Make a break from the Fratelli family as they chase you through the pirate ship, but don’t forget to dodge the traps!
  • Build Sloth and use his Super Strength to smash through walls.
  • For extra fun, play as Chunk and use his infamous Truffle Shuffle.
  • Hop on to One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship when you need a ride or play the Skeleton Organ to make your way out of the caves.
  • Rebuild One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship into Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon, and the Skeleton Organ into Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play.
  • Explore Mikey’s House, Inferno Cove, and the Goon Docks in the Goonies Adventure World, and compete with up to 4 of your friends in the Goonies Battle Arena.
  • Includes Sloth, Skeleton Organ and Pirate Ship.

 

LEGO Dimensions Hermione Granger Fun Pack (71348) – $11.99 via Amazon

   

  • Continue your wizarding adventures in LEGO Dimensions with your very own Hermione Granger Fun Pack.
  • Build and place Hermione on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game where she can cast Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects and Lumos to light up dark places.
  • Unlock the Adventure World to explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and the Battle Arena to play any of the 4 Battle Modes.
  • Build Buckbeak and use his Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO bricks, then rebuild him into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities.
  • Includes Hermione and Buckbeak.

Here’s A First Look at LEGO Ninjago Movie’s Main Villain – Enter Lord Garmadon!

With The LEGO Batman Movie now poised to hit theaters next week, and perhaps to rake in a lot in the box office as well, Warner Bros. has now begun to tease on its third major film collaboration with LEGO. We already have an idea what The LEGO Ninjago Movie is all about since WB’s release of the film’s synopsis courtesy of Screen Rant:

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.

Now if you read the synopsis carefully, it seems that our ninjas will have a lot on their plate other than the usual teenage issues. As mentioned in the synopsis, Lloyd and his friends must eventually come into terms of defeating the film’s main villain, Lord Garmadon. Quite unfortunately for the team, the evil warlord happens to be Lloyd’s dad as well. Though LEGO has unveiled the name of the various building sets that will accompany The LEGO Ninjago Movie, none of these seem to hint on how the nefarious Lord Garmadon looks like.

However, thanks to a Tweeter post from USA Today Life, we now have our first look on the evil villain of the film. Check this out.

Borrowing heavily from images of medieval Japan with its terrifying warlords and awe inspiring warriors, Lord Garmadon is a sight to behold. What’s even more exciting is the fact that USA Today Life hints on more reveals this coming weekend. Coupled with the fact that an official trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie may arrive soon as reported by Trailer Track, this weekend is certainly something to look forward to. LEGO movies are known for its comedic parodies on certain Hollywood themes: The LEGO Movie capitalizes on the notion of the Chosen One, while the upcoming The LEGO Batman Movie is a pun on the life of a self-centered, brooding superhero. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is no exception, following a plot that will probably make Anakin and Luke Skywalker smile. Here’s another shot of Lord Garmadon, as he is locked in combat with his son Lloyd. Credit goes to Promo Bricks for sharing this picture.

Whatever the case is, we’ll get a better idea once the official trailer hits online and on TV screens any time soon.

The LEGO Batman Movie opens in U.S. theaters next week, February 10, followed by The LEGO Ninjago Movie on September 22, The LEGO Movie 2 on February 8, 2019 and Billion Brick Race on May 24, 2019.

 

LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 Officially Announced.

Just in time for the release next week of what has been dubbed as LEGO Dimensions Wave 7.5, Warner Bros. Games have just announced the details of the next anticipated wave of LEGO Dimensions sets which will launch sometime in May. In case you’ve missed it, Amazon has listed the LEGO Dimensions The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack (71264) for as much as 50% off by pre-ordering the set before it launches on February 10. Just click here for more info.

LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 is finally here, and officially welcomes into the LEGO Multiverse the iconic cult classic Goonies in the character of the endearing Sloth; the no-nonsense, magic-wielding Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, and the crime-fighting Chase McCain from the LEGO City theme. Here’s the official press announcement.

LEGO® Dimensions™ Expansion Packs Based on The Goonies™, Harry Potter™, and LEGO® City Announced for May Release.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details around three highly collectable new expansion packs for LEGO® Dimensions™, the LEGO® toy and videogame hybrid that will be available May 9, 2017. The Goonies™ Level Pack, the Harry Potter™ Fun Pack and LEGO® City Fun Pack will broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands available for the game, allowing players to customise their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility. In addition, LEGO® minifigures included within each of these expansion packs come with special golden Toy Tags which unlock a free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand, as well as a Battle Arena that can be reached through Vorton. Each Battle Arena is unique to the world of the character used to unlock it and features competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players, with four exciting gameplay modes including Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!.

 

The Goonies Level Pack (71267)

The Goonies™ Level Pack includes a complete level of The Goonies™gameplay where players can help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure. Players can use Sloth’s Super Strength to smash through walls or play as Chunk and use his infamous Truffle Shuffle. The rebuildable One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship will sail on water and can also be built into the Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon; while the rebuildable Skeleton Organ has Sonar Smash abilities and can also be built into the Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play capabilities. Sloth provides access to a new The Goonies™Battle Arena, and also the Adventure World where players can explore Mikey’s House, Inferno Cove and the Goon Docks. Once the level is complete, players will be able to replay through the game and other levels as any of the seven other Goonies™ characters to solve additional puzzles and access more collectibles in their journey through the LEGO® multiverse.

 

The Harry Potter Hermione Granger Fun Pack (71348)

Players can extend their wizarding adventures in LEGO Dimensions with the Harry Potter Fun Pack which includes a Hermione Granger LEGO minifigure. She can cast magical spells such as Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects and Lumos to light up dark places. She also allows players to unlock the Harry Potter Battle Arena for a competitive match, along with the Adventure World where they can explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Players can build the 3-in-1 rideable Buckbeak the Hippogriff and use its Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO bricks, then rebuild it into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities.

 

The LEGO City Chase McCain Fun Pack (71266)

Players can help stop crime in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with the LEGO City Fun Pack featuring a Chase McCain LEGO minifigure. Chase can become a Miner to break Silver LEGO bricks or a Fireman to use his Water Beam to put out fires. Gamers can use his LEGO City Detective Scanner to track down bad guys and change his disguise to unlock more abilities. In the LEGO City Adventure World, there are new areas to explore like Blackwell’s moon base and the LEGO City Police Department. Players can also compete with up to three of their friends in the LEGO City Battle Arena. Additionally, Chase’s 3-in-1 Police Helicopter can be built to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plane for additional in-game abilities.

 

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

LEGO March Store Calendar Now Up!

There is still plenty more to expect this February at the LEGO Store, specially the launch of the highly celebrated LEGO Batman Movie with all its freebies and perks. To add more fun to the excitement, LEGO has now published its LEGO Store March Calendar, celebrating the release of its next wave of Star Wars sets and the newest, blockiest theme in town – the LEGO BrickHeadz. Rumor has it that a D2C exclusive will also launch in March celebrating the return of the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales. Check out these LEGO March Store Calendar events.

 

March 1-15: FREE LEGO City Police Helicopter (30351) with any LEGO purchase of $35 or more, while supplies last.

March 4 & 11LEGO Disney Beauty and the Beast Building Event. Visit the LEGO Store during these dates for an opportunity to meet and build with other LEGO Disney Beauty and the Beast fans. You’ll also get a chance to build and take home a mini version of Belle’s castle. This event has limited space so better sign up early.

 

March 6-16: Double VIP Points are back for VIPs on any purchase. If you’re holding back on particular set which will be available in March (such as the Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076) or the Star Wars Rebel Trooper Pack (75164)), then you may want to take advantage of these Double VIP points.

 

March 7-8VIP Promotional Monthly Mini Build is the Platypus (40241). To reserve a spot, visit shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting February 15.

 

March 12-14: Bring in your little one for LEGO Duplo building inspiration. Drop into the LEGO Store before 1PM during these dates for 10 minutes of DUPLO inspiration. Just for attending, visitors will receive a special DUPLO set and inspiration guide.

 

March 16-31FREE LEGO DUPLO My First Fish (30323) with any DUPLO purchase, while supplies last. Limited one per customer only.

 

March 17-31: VIPs get early access to an exclusive LEGO set that were teased a couple of days ago in China’s LEGO March Store Calendar. It is expected that this D2C set will be a pirate ship based on LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (71042). The sweet deal is that the calendar announcement seems to hint on more than one exclusive direct-to-consumer set so this is something that we will keep our eye on.

 

March 18 & 25: Join the LEGO Life Meeting where LEGO Life users may share their building skills with other like-minded builders and learn how to build April mini-model. This event has limited space with a registration fee of $10 per child. Open to all kids ages 6-14 and registration begins February 1.

 

March 14, 21 & 28: Technic Tuesdays. Visitors and guests have a chance to learn and build a Technic set together with a Brick Specialist. By participating in this event, store visitors are eligible to receive 10% off on one LEGO Technic set retailing at $49.99 or more. Plus, you’ll get a cool, complimentary Technic poster for free.

 

Here are Other promotional events that you may want to keep tabs with your local LEGO Store.

February 27-April 23: Build a LEGO City police car and catch the crooks at the LEGO Store. The image suggests that this may also be a build and take home activity, though this is just an assumption. We’ll share more details as new info comes in.

 

February 15 and March 1: LEGO BrickHeadz, LEGO’s latest line of brick-built collectibles, will be available for early VIP access starting February 15, and March 1 for the general public.

 

LEGO Sets that will be available beginning March include the LEGO Classic Green Creativity Box (10708), LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076), LEGO Star Wars Rebel Trooper Battle Pack (75164), and the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063).

 

 

 

Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 Is Now In Full Swing!

Toy Fair season is definitely upon us, with the London Toy Fair just been recently concluded, we now move on to the next leg of international toy fairs that give us a glimpse of things to come especially in the world of LEGO bricks. The Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, dubbed as the largest toy fair in the world, has now opened its doors to all retailers and guests, and covering the action right there at the LEGO booth are the ever reliable teams of Promo Bricks and Zusammengebaut. Credit goes to their kind efforts of sharing these images to the world.

Suffice to say, LEGO did a good job of having its active themes covered in the opening day of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, so let’s take a while to break down what was revealed so far during the past hours. We’ll try to comment on these images as the opportunity arises, but in the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on these sets.

LEGO Technic

This may come in as a surprise for LEGO Technic fans. LEGO has revealed a building guide that allows you to combine this year’s Technic sets particularly, 42057, 42061, and 42063, to come up with the iconic Technic chassis from 1977. We know that LEGO has a sweet spot for the Technic  theme since it is one of its longest line of sets that it has ever came up with. If the inclusion of the 40th commemorative beam in its 2017 sets is already a very much welcomed token, then the presence of the commemorative building guide (which will be made available for free during the second half of the year according to Zusammengebaut) is a great bonus.

 

Fire Rescue Vehicle (42068)

Extreme Adventure (42069)

 

6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck (42070)



The 40th anniversary commemorative building guide will allow Technic users to combine set 42057, 42061, and 42063 to come up with iconic LEGO Technic chassis from the 1970s.

 

 

LEGO Architecture

The entire range of 2017 LEGO Architecture sets is also on display, with the Guggenheim Museum (21035) and Arc De Triomphe (21036) making their first public debut.

 

Guggenheim Museum (21035)

 

Arc De Triomphe (21036)

 

LEGO City

The latest line of sets coming from the LEGO City theme were also display, including two people packs, and the Jungle and Coast Guard sub themes.

 

People Pack – Fun at the Beach (60153)

 

Bus Station (60154)

 

LEGO City – Jungle

 

Jungle Buggy (60156)Jungle Starter Set (60157)Jungle Cargo Helicopter (60158)Jungle Halftrack Mission (60159), Jungle Mobile Lab (60160) and Jungle Exploration Site (60161)

 

LEGO City – Coast Guard

Coast Guard Starter Set (60163), Sea Rescue Plane (60164), 4 x 4 Response Unit (60165), Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter (60166), and Coast Guard Head Quarters (60167).

 

Cargo Terminal (60169)

 

LEGO Creator

The latest sets under LEGO Creator were also revealed, with familial scenes to boot and two sets dedicated to space travel and road racing.

Poolside Holiday (31067), Modern Home (31068) and Family Villa (31069)

 

Space Shuttle Explorer (31066) and Turbo Track Racer (31070)

 

LEGO Marvel and DC Comics Super Heroes

Though LEGO has not revealed any images yet, it’s great to know that TLG has finally confirmed its latest line of superhero sets dedicated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Comics Super Heroes. The box arts that were on display confirms that we’ll be seeing several sets all dedicated to the much awaited films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming (set 76082 & 76083), Thor: Ragnarok (sets 76084 & 76088), and DC’s Justice League (sets 76085, 76086, and 76087).

Also on display were the recently revealed LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076)Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077), Hulk vs. Red Hulk (76078), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

 

LEGO Speed Champions

The 2017 LEGO Speed Champions collection was also on display, less the McLaren Road Car (75880) that is yet to be revealed.

 

LEGO Juniors Cars 3

There seems to be another previously reported ‘fake’ news that turned out to be true after all. Hot off the trail that the rumored Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (71042) was eventually legit, the German Toy Fair has revealed that LEGO indeed has its sights in coming up with a line of sets dedicated to the third comeback of Lightning McQueen in Disney Pixar’s Cars 3. These watermarked box arts were put on display bearing set numbers 10730, 10731, 10732, 10733, 10742, 10743, 10744, & 10745.

 

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 and LEGO Ninjago Movie

We know that Series 17 of LEGO’s CMF is just around the corner. In fact, leaked images of some of its minifigs are already out there in the wild. However, LEGO has been particularly tight-lipped with its next line of cinematic CMFs, particularly on its next theatrical offering, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Though the box on display was sort of the generic type, the number of minifigs (20 in this series) gives us a hint that LEGO intends to repeat its minifig offerings same as that from the LEGO Batman Movie. The picture also below somehow gives us an idea on how our teen ninjas will look like in their first ever cinematic debut.

 

Some of the highlights of the LEGO Toy Fair Booth also include a demonstration of its upcoming LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) and the official launch of the social media platform for LEGO fans, the LEGO Life app. Noticeably missing in action during day 1 of the Nuremberg Toy Fair are the recent LEGO Batman Movie summer sets, those from the LEGO Ninjago Movie, and from the Star Wars theme.

 

So what do you think brick fans? What other sets will LEGO reveal in the next few days? Drop us a note in the comments below or head over at our Facebook page and join in the conversation.