Several months, ago prior to the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Amazon announced the release of a new DK Publishing book that will help any young Padawan learner explore the bricktastic Star Wars galaxy. Just recently, the movie’s website officially announced the full-details of the newest Dorling Kindersley book about the galaxy far, far away retold in a fun and entertaining way that only LEGO can deliver.

Here’s the full description as quoted from, as well the great reveal on the exclusive Star Wars The Force Awakens minifigure.

Looking to learn the ways of the brick side of the Force? DK Publishing is your master now. is excited to reveal LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force, an in-depth, photo-filled companion to LEGO Star Wars, coming in June from DK. Written by veteran Star Wars authors Adam Bray and Cole Horton, the new tome spans the entire saga, featuring detailed information on the latest sets and minifigures of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy — and comes with an exclusive minifigure of its own. Meet “Unkar’s Brute,” one of the junk trader and thugs employed by Unkar Plutt from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available only with LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force.


Based on the above photo, the ‘Unkar’s Thug’ minifigure comes with a sand, brown color combination staying true to the harsh desolate environment of the planet Jakku. The minifig’s torso also closely resembles the old, tattered shirt of Unkar’s desert minion. While the head is a little far off from the actual character, it will be better if a helmet is added as seen from the movie. Overall, the minifigure is great and its exclusivity gives it a more “take me” appeal.

DK also has something for all LEGO Star Wars trivia lovers out there. Starting May, DK will release its Ultimate Factivity Collection: LEGO Star Wars. Designed for all Star Wars sages and Jedi in-training, it will test your knowledge across the Star Wars galaxy through cool activities, games, and puzzles jam packed together with a set of more than 500 collectible stickers. Here’s the official cover of DK’s LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Factivity Collection.


DK’s LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force will be available in hardcover by June 7, and can be preordered through Amazon.  The Ultimate Factivity Collection: LEGO Star Wars activity book will be available in paperback by May 3, and can also be preordered via Amazon.



If you’re like me who is pretty into music whenever I’m creating the next ‘big’ LEGO Idea concept (tongue in cheek), or simply while sorting out my long, neglected LEGO bricks, having something to listen to focuses your energies at any task at hand. Perhaps an even better alternative is to listen to a podcast – much more if it is geared towards LEGO. As TheBrickBlogger aptly observed, there is not much of very dedicated LEGO podcasts around, but there are some that is faithful to the craft. Here are some of them that is not just informative, but kind of funny and entertaining as well.

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Jeff and James “All Sorted” LEGO Podcast.

Whenever these two stay-at-home Canadian dads are not busy taking out the garbage or mowing the lawn, you can find them chatting their way running three separate podcasts: Breaking Dads which runs every Mondays dealing with the lighter side of parenting; Epic Gumdrop which talks about video gaming and airs every Fridays; and of course All Sorted every Wednesdays. Now on their 40th episode and going strong, this dynamic dad duo runs the show with such interest and zest that you’ll hardly notice that 20-30 minutes have passed already. With topics that are thoroughly researched, Jeff and James can communicate them in a way that is uniquely LEGO: fun and engaging. You can listen to their episodes via YouTube and iTunes.


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Joshua Hanlon and Matthew Kay’s  “Beyond the Brick” LEGO Podcast

Joshua and Matthew started Beyond the Brick back in 2011 with the goal of having a thought or two from the world’s leading LEGO builders and designers and as a platform to showcase awesome LEGO MOCs. Highly respected within the LEGO community, the tandem has already produced more than 150 podcast interviews and sharing recent developments within LEGO’s brick world. Each episode is around 30 minutes to an hour, and features some minimal video and images depending on the topics being discussed. You may catch them through their YouTube Channel right here.

I hope you enjoy their episodes as well as I do. If you happen to stumble upon a similar LEGO podcast, be kind enough to hit the comment button and let us know.


There has been some buzz going around certain LEGO fan forums since last October hinting on the possibility that the exclusive minifigure to be offered by Dorling Kindersley (DK) on its upcoming book title, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia will be the much rumored ‘Buccaneer Batman’. Though just2good, the guy responsible for dropping the bombshell did not mention any details nor the source of his info, he seems to be utterly convinced about it.


Now with the recent digital HD release of another direct-to-video LEGO movie, “LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash”, there might be some grain of truth on what just2good was so adamant about.  For those who have ordered a digital copy of this latest LEGO movie last February 9, they might notice something of an Easter egg on one of the scenes. This is when the DC heroes travelled back in time where Batman was found wearing the ‘right’ costume for the job. Here are some snapshots that and French-based website, just shared with us. You may want to turn on your browser’s translator if you want to read the rest of the page.

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Again, it is wise not to jump to any conclusions at this time and we simply have to take things with a grain of salt. Recent developments may lead us to conclude that this will be the next Batman minifig, but truth be told it is all but speculations at this point. So for now, we just have to wait until we get our hands on DK’s latest LEGO book. Here’s a draft on how the book’s cover might look like, and a brief introduction on what to expect of DK’s LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia:


“LEGO® DC Comics™ Character Encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, including Batman, Superman, and their friends and foes.

“Learn little-known facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, the Joker, and Wonder Woman. Find out details on the various sets and where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets, and amazing vehicles.

“Featuring an exclusive minifigure, LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is the must-have guide to the LEGO DC Comics minifigures.”

The LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is now available for pre-order at Amazon retailing at $14.24, due for release on April 5, 2016. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash is now available for download on digital HD format, while DVD and Blu-Ray versions will be available next week, March 1, 2016.

So are you convinced that this is the next Batman minifig? Hit the comments button below and let us know what you think.



Our jumpy, but lovable Great Dane is back once again for a new adventure rendered in bricks and minifigures. We last saw Scooby and the gang in their LEGO form in the Cartoon Network’s TV Special, ‘LEGO Scooby-Doo: Knight Time Terror.’ Now they’re back in an all-new LEGO and Warner Bros. Animation original direct-to-DVD/Blu-Ray movie LEGO® Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood. Thistime, Scooby and the Mystery Inc.’s motley crew of Fred, Daphne, Velma, and of course Shaggy heads out to the entertainment capital of the world where they take a tour of the legendary Brickton Studios, a historic Hollywood movie studio. Read the rest of the movie’s synopsis below, courtesy of

While visiting the lot, the gang is surprised to find the once powerful film studio has fallen onto hard times. Neglected and in disrepair, Brickton, which has lost its luster, now faces threats of closure and an impending sale to greedy developers who want to tear it down.  

To top it off, the Mystery Inc. gang discovers that the studio’s backlot is haunted by the ghost of Boris Karnak, a famous, old-time movie actor who has been making ghostly appearances in the roles he once made famous – including the Headless Horseman, the Mummy and the Zombie.

The ghostly sightings have frightened away the cast and crew of Brickton’s latest film production, which was the studio’s final effort in trying to save the company from going under. Now with production halted on the movie which was supposed to rescue Brickton from its demise, it looks as though the famous backlot is destined to fall into the hands of the developers after all. Will it be a wrap for Brickton or will Scooby and the gang find a way to help the studio achieve box-office success? It’s a bricktacular adventure no Scooby-Doo! fan will want to miss! 

Here is the exclusive trailer from LEGO’s latest Scooby-Doo film:

As the promotional poster suggests, this LEGO DVD release will come with an exclusive limited edition, Scooby-Doo minifigure so it’s a sure fire sweet deal. LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood will be available in DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD on May 3, 2016.



All of us need some time off every now and then, and even super heroes, no matter how indestructible and invulnerable they are, still need some little R and R. If Batman has his Bat Cave (aka Wayne Manor), and the Avengers their Avengers Mansion, where does an alien from Krypton hangs out?

This was the challenge posed by Janet via her Deviantart Gallery through her faithful recreation of the ‘Fortress of Solitude’ from the original 1978 film, Superman. Created by a shard from the planet Krypton and hidden in the remote Arctic, the Fortress of Solitude is Superman’s home-away-from-home, where he receives instruction from his father, Jor-El. Janet’s build focuses largely on the natural icy exterior that envelopes the enigmatic pyramid-like crystal structure. Her excellent sense of topography, scaling, and her clever use of proper lighting commands absolute attention. Similar to what she did with her other work, Her Majesty’s Theater, where she focused primarily in developing its exquisitely detailed interior, the Fortress of Solitude gives more emphasis on the exterior details of the cave-like structure.


This mini-version of the Kryptonian’s vacation home required a total of 18,864 pieces and 160 hours to build – or roughly a month if Janet worked on it full time. No wonder a only person with such fortitude like that of Janet’s can accomplish this seemingly superhero-like feat. It’s a fitting testament on how solitude can benefit all of us, superheroes or normal guys as we are.

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We hope to see this build get its much deserved attention, together with the rest of Janet’s work. Don’t forget to visit the rest of her gallery here.



Valentine’s Day may all be over but this piece of steam-punk inspired LEGO MOC (My Own Creation) has been making rounds all over social media – not because people are still bitten by the Love Bug, but because of the sheer ingenuity of its design. LEGO Builder par excellence Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks came up with the design and reveals that building his LEGO Clockwork Heart is easier than we might think.

Jason has always been a prolific LEGO builder and designer, and has posted several of his MOCs via his YouTube channel.  Other than the Clockwork Heart, Jason is known for his LEGO Piano Player Kinetic Sculpture and his amusingly ‘undefeatable’ Ultimate LEGO Machine (LuuMa EV3) which already racked more than 7M views. Just recently, his Ideas-based LEGO Maze (21305) caught the attention of LEGO execs and that of the general public and is now slated to be the next LEGO Ideas with set to be released anytime soon.

Jason is even kind enough to share a video to explain the mechanisms of the LEGO Clockwork Heart, an LDD (Lego Digital Designer) file, and building instructions to recreate your own Clockwork Heart. The build is versatile enough to be either manually operated or powered by an optional Power Functions M-Motor Block. You can even further customize it by adding more gears to specific places. Jason leaves that for the viewer to experiment upon. Check out his video below and you may download the building instructions here



There has been some recent hype (and worry) about the limited availability of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series – Mr. Freeze (30603) minifigure polybag, which was first spotted at the New York Toy Fair a couple of days ago. Some feared that the said piece is only made available during that event, same with what LEGO does with its other promotional exclusives.

Well, we can set aside our fears aside since LEGO has officially announced that the Mr. Freeze minifigure will be made available through all LEGO Stores, and via online at along with a minimum purchase of $75 of any LEGO product. LEGO’s April 2016 Store Calendar also mentioned that the coveted minifigure will only be made available from April 1-15, 2016 or while supplies last, limited to only one minifigure per customer. We can just hope that LEGO has plenty of stocks to go around since this cool minifig is surely destined to be a hot item.

Other than the store debut of the Mr. Freeze minifigure, the following are some of the April highlights in all LEGO Stores:

April 1 – we’ll see the debut of new LEGO sets based on the Angry Birds Movie, together with LEGO Juniors Lost Temple (10725), LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Batman Gotham City Cycle Chase (76053), LEGO Elves: The Water Dragon (41172), and LEGO Minecraft: The End Portal (21124)

April 5 to 6 – The Monthly Mini Model Build features a Bumblebee.

April 11 to15 – The LEGO Ideas Maze Competition every 5pm onwards. Brick fans will get a firsthand look on LEGO’s new Ideas- based product (21305) which may debut on LEGO World Copenhagen. We’ll keep you posted on this.

April 18 – Minifigure Swap Monday on all LEGO Stores.

April 25 to May 8 – LEGO Elves: Sira’s Adventurous Glider goes for FREE with a Friends, Elves, or LEGO Brand Disney Princess purchase of $35 or more.


Check out their April calendar here for more info.


Tom and Jason did an excellent coverage of what is hot at the LEGO booth at the New York Toy Fair. Now that the 2016 Toy Fair comes to an end, let’s look back at the highlights of what LEGO has in store for this year. Here’s a round up of what we gathered in the NYTF.

One of the most anticipated LEGO sets revealed at the NYTF is the UCS Assault on Hoth (75098). Excitement was steadily building up to the day LEGO unveiled its latest Star Wars-based Ultimate Collectors Series. As it turned out, there were some mixed reactions about this ranging from sheer joy, to downright skepticism on what LEGO is actually offering with its newest UCS. This informative diagram is circulating a lot within Lego Reddit circles. Though we don’t know exactly to whom the credit belongs to for this photo, we’re sure that s/he has a very interesting take on what LEGO came up with in its Assault on Hoth UCS. Just send us some leads if you happen to know the source of this.

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With that being said, let take a look on what LEGO has revealed so far during the 2016 NYTF. Tom Baker did an excellent overview of these new LEGO sets, with Jason and Stephen covering the heat of the action at NY.


2016 LEGO City Collection

LEGO City Airport VIP Service (60102)



LEGO City Airport Air Show Set (60103)



LEGO City Airport Passenger Terminal (60104)



LEGO City Volcano Crawler (60122)


LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124)


LEGO City Fun In The Park – City People Pack (60134)

Click here for more LEGO City Photos


2016 LEGO Elves Collection

LEGO Elves Full Summer Wave Collection


LEGO Elves Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle (41180)

Click here for more LEGO Elves photos


2016 LEGO Friends Collection

LEGO Friends Horse Vet Trailer (41125)


LEGO Friends Amusement Park Hot Dog Van (41129)


LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130)


Click here for more LEGO Friends photos.


2016 LEGO Disney Princess Collection

LEGO Belle’s Enchanted Castle (41067)

2016 LEGO Creator Collection

LEGO Creator Vacation Getaways (31052)


Click here for more LEGO Creator Photos


2016 LEGO Juniors Collection

 LEGO Juniors Emma’s Ice Cream Truck (10727)



LEGO Juniors Mia’s Vet Clinic (10728)

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2016 LEGO Minecraft Collection

LEGO Minecraft 2016 March Releases Full Collection


LEGO Minecraft The Fortress (21127)


Click here for more LEGO Minecraft photos


2016 LEGO Mixels Collection – Series 7 to 9

Click here for a full list of all Series 7 to 9 Mixels


2016 LEGO Ninjago Collection

LEGO Ninjago Rock Roader (70589)



LEGO Ninjago Kryptarium Prison Breakout (70591)


LEGO Ninjago Salvage M.E.C. (70592)



LEGO Ninjago The Green NRG Dragon (70593)



LEGO Ninjago The Lighthouse Siege (70594)



LEGO Ninjago Ultra Stealth Raider (70595)



2016 LEGO Nexo Knights Collection

LEGO Nexo Knights Ultimate Collection


LEGO Nexo Knights Macy’s Thunder Mace (70319)



LEGO Nexo Knights Aaron Fox’s Aero Striker V2 (70320)



LEGO Nexo Knights General Magmar’s Siege Machine of Doom (70321)



LEGO Nexo Knights Axl’s Tower Carrier (70322)



LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro’s Volcano Lair (70323)


Click here for more LEGO Nexo Knights photos


2016 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Collection

LEGO DC Comics Scarecrow’s Harvest of Fear (76054)

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LEGO DC Comics Killer Croc’s Sewer (76055)

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LEGO DC Comics Mighty Micros Full Collection: Batman VS Catwoman (76061), Robin VS Bane (76062), The Flash VS Captain Cold (76063)


2016 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Collection

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Black Panther Pursuit (76047)

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Crossbones’ Hazard Heist (76050)

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Airport Battle (76051)

Note: The Superhero Airport Battle was elusive, but we manage to take a video of the ‘confidential’ set. Stay Tuned for a full analysis and the DC photos up soon! 



LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle (76057)



LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-up (76058) 



LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap (76059) 

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros Full Collection: Spider Man VS Green Goblin (76064), Captain America VS Red Skull (76065), Ultron VS Hulk (76066)


2016 LEGO Angry Birds Collection


LEGO Angry Birds Piggy Car Escape (75821)


LEGO Angry Birds Piggy Plane Attack (75822)


LEGO Angry Birds Bird Island Egg Heist (75823)


LEGO Angry Birds Pig City Teardown (75824)


LEGO Angry Birds Piggy Pirate Ship (75825)


LEGO Angry Birds King Pig’s Castle (75826)



2016 LEGO Bionicle Collection

LEGO Bionicle 2016 Summer Wave Full Collection



2016 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 Set (75828)

And finally, probably what most our viewers and fans are waiting for: from the galaxy far, far away comes… (play John William’s theme music for more dramatic flair)!


2016 LEGO Star Wars Collection

LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault on Hoth Set (75098)


Read more about the LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault on Hoth here.


LEGO Star Wars Vader’s TIE Advanced VS A-Wing Fighter (75150)



LEGO Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank (75151)



LEGO Star Wars Encounter On Jakku (75148)



LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter (75149)



LEGO Star Wars Star Scavenger (75147)



LEGO Star Wars Eclipse Fighter (75145)



LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE (75157)



SPOILER ALERT! LEGO Star Wars 2016 Advent Calendar (75146)

And there you have it! I hope you find this wrap-up helpful; stay tuned for our first hand impressions and product reviews later on.


LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) Official Description and Images Released

So, I’m sure that pretty much everybody already knows this, but the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) set was revealed earlier today. Of course, many have already seen this on other sites, due to our inability to post pictures during our “error 503” phase  — however, now that the site is back up again I thought I might as well post images anyhow!

So, here’s the full description, along with a ton of images:

75098 Assault on Hoth

2,144 pieces
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00
Available April 30th 2016 from and brand stores.

Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!

This fantastic LEGO recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.

Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!

This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable.

There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!

  • Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
  • Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
  • Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
  • Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
  • Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
  • Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
  • Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
  • Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
  • Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
  • Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
  • Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
  • Tend to the Tauntaun.
  • Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
  • Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
  • Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
  • Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
  • Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
  • Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
  • Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep

LEGO Announced New Offerings Ahead Of 2016 New York Toy Fair – LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) Introduced

LEGO is on a roll in promoting its new line-up of themed sets based on the galaxy, far, far away, and there is no better time to do it than days before the 2016 New York Toy Fair. As they say, it’s all about timing.

With the recent feat of Episode VII: The Force Awakens’, grossing at $2 billion worldwide, LEGO is keen to ride on to the success of the galactic movie franchise. In an official statement made by LEGO top brass, brick fans can expect new sets centered on the latest episode together with some revamped ones – such as The Assault on Hoth (75098) set – based on Episode V of the Saga. There has been no official product description or images yet, but will keep a close watch on this especially as the Annual New York Toy Fair is about to kick in anytime soon. For the meantime, check out these images courtesy of

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LEGO Star Wars Hoth Echo Base

To cap off its sweet offerings for this first of 2016, LEGO has been working collaboratively once more with Disney with its newest original animated series ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’, which will debut later this year on Disney XD. Needless to say, it’s a lovely year for the brick giant. Check out this news bit courtesy of PRNewswire about LEGO’s official announcement and some details of their newest Star Wars sets.

NEW YORKFeb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR — LEGO Systems, Inc. today announced a robust slate that will drive continued excitement for the LEGO® Star Wars™ product line, the company’s first-ever licensed theme collection that today is a perennial favorite among fans of all ages. From sets based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to those inspired by a new original animated series, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures to sets based on the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One filmthe 2016 LEGO Star Wars collection is one of the largest and most diverse since its 1999 introduction.

“For more than 16 years, children and kids at heart have recreated the Star Wars story through LEGO play, and this year we will give them even more stories and characters to explore,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group. “Our collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm enables us to bring fun and creative LEGO twists to the Star Wars universe, which is why we’re so thrilled to introduce an original LEGO Star Wars television series this year. New original characters and stories, plus two inspired building sets, will bring fans of all ages even more reasons to build and explore with LEGO Star Wars.”

The LEGO Group is celebrating the Saga in more ways than ever before, showcasing how building with LEGO bricks inspires open-ended creativity and sparks imagination. New building sets offer the chance to create the stories fans know and love while also empowering them to create their own adventures. For the second year running, a line of buildable LEGO figures brings new heroes and villains to life in a unique role-play experience.

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
To continue inspiring imagination and storytelling, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, an original animated series, will debut later this year on Disney XD. The show’s quirky heroes, the Freemakers, are a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When the youngest Freemaker discovers a natural connection to the Force through an ancient artifact, his world turns upside down as he and his family find themselves in an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new (and familiar) characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family. The series combines the excitement, action and adventure of a galaxy far, far away with a dose of brick-building humor for which LEGO content is best known. Two building sets based on the series – Eclipse Fighter™ ($29.99) and StarScavenger™ ($49.99) – launch this summer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can bring scenes and characters from the 2015 blockbuster home with eight new film-inspired building sets. Five are available now, one launches in March and two follow in June. More than 10 characters from the film are represented in minifigure form for the first time through the collection, including First Order Snowtroopers (First Order Snowspeeder), Resistance Troopers (Resistance Trooper Battle Pack), Maz Kanata (Battle on Takodana), Admiral Ackbar and General Leia Organa (Resistance Troop Transporter). Assortment prices range from $9.99-$79.99.

Star Wars Saga
In March, builders can expect seven new building sets based on the original Star Wars Saga. Characters from the Dark Side and Light Side ban together in the Rebel Alliance Battle Pack and Galactic Empire™ Battle Pack, and classic scenes get the brick treatment in the Carbon-Freezing Chamber, Hoth™ Attack and Droid™ Escape Pod sets. Collection prices range from $24.99-$29.99.

Star Wars: Rebels
Five new LEGO construction sets inspired by the Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels, launch in March, and three more follow in June. For a quick build loaded with action and a unique LEGO minifigure, fans can choose from The Ghost™TIE Advanced Prototype™Wookiee™ Gunship or AT-DP™ building sets, or they can build Kanan’s Speeder Bike construction toy, complete with three minifigures. Set prices range from $9.99 – $119.99.

Buildable Figures
The debut of Star Wars buildable figures last year continues with six new buildable figures, available now, based on the charactersRey, First Order Stormtrooper, Poe Dameron, Finn, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma.  Additional buildable figures will be unveiled throughout the year. Figures range from $19.99-$29.99.

LEGO Assault on Hoth™ Base will Challenge Even the Most Skilled Fan Builders
Experienced builders can recreate the Rebel Force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back in an unbelievably detailed recreation of one of the most iconic scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy. The 2,144-piece building set inspires fans to build their own scouting missions with the Snowspeeder, armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and get back to base on the speeder bike to help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes. The modular design enables fans to customize their Rebel base configuration, including a Wampa cave and Wampa figure.  The set features LEGO minifigure versions of Luke SkywalkerHan SoloToryn FarrWes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, and more. Available May 1 for $249.99.