The Brick Show Shop is having a 2-day sale on all of the custom LEGO vending machines. Just enter code VENDING25 at checkout to saving 25% off all custom vending machines.
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Following the release of the first official trailer of Fantastic Beasts 2: Crimes of Grindelwald, LEGO has also unveiled its first tie-in set for the film. Check this out.
LEGO Fantastic Beasts’ Grindelwald’s Escape
132 pieces | Ages 7+
Available August 1, 2018
- Includes Gellert Grindelwald and Seraphina Picquery™ minifigures, plus a Thestral figure with
- Flap the Thestral’s wings to make a flying escape!
- Also includes shooting spell accessories on the hands of Seraphina and Grindelwald.
- Recreate iconic scenes from the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
LEGO Friends, the girls-centric LEGO line based on the life adventures of a cute circle of girl-friends, is on quite a roll this year. One need only look at the series of character minifigure Pods they’ve slated for release in March to see how much of the Friends theme has been pushed lately.
Among other LEGO Friends products that have recently been released, there was a limited-edition polybag made available such as the Friendship Flower (30404). It was available only on Shop@Home, and was taken down shortly after the 14th. But for collectors who may have missed it, you might be getting a second chance.
It would seem that the LEGO Friends Friendship Flower (30404) will soon become available at Toys ‘R’ Us stores in the US. This was discovered unexpectedly by Allen Tran of The Brick Fan, after he caught sight of a box package of the polybags mistakenly shipped to the store he was working at.
The Friendship Flower (30404) is a small yet fairly intermediate-level build of a brick sunflower-like blossom in a slim purple pot with a heart logo. The petals are the most assembly intensive component, with petal pieces interlocking with stalks around a central stamen. It makes for a good tabletop décor.
No official word has yet come regarding when it will be available on Toys ‘R’ Us, but The Brick Fan lists its item number at the store as 564017, and priced at $3.99 per polybag. The set was revealed as early as last November.
There must be a number of LEGO fans to this day who must still be sore about the end of LEGO Dimensions, the action-adventure “toys-to-life” game that brought together a wide variety of franchises licensed by LEGO. Its closure virtually meant the end of the era of the toys-to-life genre.
While some of the franchises that were depicted in LEGO Dimensions, like The Powerpuff Girls (and reportedly, Back to the Future) have been given new life with new LEGO sets, there are still some who would much like to get the old Dimensions expansion pack versions of these various franchises.
In this, the price-point retailer 99 Cents Only Stores has come to the rescue, sort of. Early last year, before LEGO put the kibosh on LEGO Dimensions, the chain had offered Dimensions Fun Packs and Team Packs in their stores. The game’s gone now, but 99COS is repeating its sale.
By this time, a number of 99 Cents Only Stores will have started displaying what they have left of the LEGO Dimensions products. The Fun Packs and Team Packs will be available at their greatest price deals yet, costing only $1.99 per set. Apparently, Philippine LEGO Users Group member Renel Ebro managed to snap this image from his local 99COS.
It should be noted that the cancellation of LEGO Dimensions didn’t mean the end of the game itself. There’s merely no more new content coming out and the design team’s only doing server maintenance and customer support. The tie-in toys-to-life LEGO expansion sets should still work with the game however.
As for what Dimensions packs would be available at 99COS, each individual store would have different inventories available, therefore what you might find in one branch may not be there in another. If you’re looking to get a specific pack then we hope you find it in your nearest store. You may use this store locator to check the nearest 99COS branch in your area.
Build Better Bricks (B3) is currently running a promo that is too good to resist. We’ve seen the Mad Titan Thanos rendered in LEGO bricks last month, and his custom LEGO bust really placed a smile on our face. This time, get ready to bask in Marvel awesomeness as Master Builders Tyler and Sean offer not just 1, but 9 custom LEGO Marvel busts to make you grin with delight. The best part of it, you’ll get more than 30% discount on all the building instructions needed to create these Marvel masterpieces now that they’re selling off from the site at an incredibly low price of $30 for the entire bundle.
Included in this custom LEGO Marvel B3 collection are the building instructions to create: Deadpool, Groot, Thanos, Black Panther, Rocket Raccoon, Yondu, Vision and the newly released Wolverine character busts. Plus, it also includes an exclusive instruction to build an MCU Mantis that is only available in this bundle and not in any other purchase.
Each custom LEGO bust measures from 2.5 to 3 inches wide to 4.5 to 5.5 inches tall depending on the character. Each custom bust comes with building instructions in PDF format, a parts list, and a Brinklink .io file for easy parts ordering at Bricklink.com. Want to know more about each of these LEGO Marvel custom busts and other Marvel-inspired builds that they have? Then head over to Build Better Bricks, or watch some of their videos below. These ones are my personal favorites – not just because of our master builders’ excellent aesthetic designs, but also their wacky attempt on voice characterization – I was literally laughing my heart out while watching this ‘Deadpool’ video. I just hope that the two LEGO geeks responsible for his dismemberment will be kind enough to build the rest of his awesome body.
LEGO partners once again with book publisher Dorling Kindersley for another wave of excellent books that also comes bundled with free, exclusive minifigures and sets. Here are some of the best ones which I hope to have during the next few months. Though LEGO and DK have not revealed these exclusives minifigs yet, two of these LEGO DK books comes with a great pre-order deal (as much as 22% off) so purchasing them now via Amazon will save you as much as $10. Just click on the titles below for more information.
LEGO Star Wars: Choose Your Path (June, 5, 2018; $19.99)
One hero, 30 endings, unlimited adventures!
Be the hero of this book and choose where to go in the LEGO® Star Wars(TM) galaxy. Learn how to battle, who to team up with, which side of the Force to join, plus much, much more. Read the text, then decide where to go next by selecting one of two options on every page. Do you want to travel around Jakku by speedy quadjumper or by four-legged luggabeast? Will you choose to join the rebels over Scarif, or to fly after the Inquisitor? On Mustafar, do you dare to battle Anakin, or will you join him on the dark side of the Force?!
Navigate the book and learn all about key LEGO Star Wars characters, creatures, vehicles, and locations. Every page is packed full of facts, stats, and stunning photographs of LEGO Star Wars sets, minifigures, vehicles, and characters. Once you reach an ending, go back and see where the paths will take you next time!
LEGO Star Wars: Choose Your Path comes with a cool LEGO Star Wars minifigure to join you on your adventures through the galaxy.
LEGO NINJAGO Build Your Own Adventure Greatest Ninja Battles (August 7, 2018; pre-order price of $19.56 from $24.99)
An ideas-filled book that comes with a LEGO® NINJAGO® minifigure and exclusive model
Children will be inspired to create, play, and learn all about the awesome LEGO® NINJAGO® world. This build book combines more than 50 novel ideas for building with captivating story starters. It features five separate stories of the ninja’s greatest battles with their enemies the Anacondrai, Ghost Army, Sky Pirates, Vermillion, and the new 2018 villains: the Sons of Garmadon. Get building, then play out adventures of your own using your LEGO collection. The book comes with the bricks to build an exclusive vehicle that is featured in the story as well as a fold-out play mat and a bookmark.
LEGO DC Super Heroes Visual Dictionary (September 4, 2018; pre-order price of $17.13 from $21.99)
Of all the technical-geared products that LEGO has rolled out over the years, it is the Boost line that’s been put at the forefront as of late. It started getting some new compatible sets after quite some time since its original launch, the latest being the LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer (70652).
Now, Boost has done The LEGO Group one great benefit. It has helped the company gain renewed prominence in business circles by being listed on the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Consumer Electronics List by business publication Fast Company. Of the ten companies in the list, LEGO ranked number 6.
As stated, Fast Company put LEGO on its innovative companies in consumer electronics due to the impressive potential of LEGO Boost, the combined mechanical and electronic programming system behind its initial Creative Toolbox (17101). Its most impressive feature was having users coding motion data for Boost builds via mobile app.
On its public statement announcing their ranking of LEGO in their Top Ten list, Fast Company noted how LEGO Boost, introduced back in 2017, was an electronic innovation that would “further bridge the divide between physical and digital play”. Further praise was given to the simplicity of Boost’s coding software.
Aside from LEGO Boost, Fast Company also gave credit to the toy giant’s family-oriented social network, LEGO Life, where children could share their brick-built creations with friends. The LEGO Group’s chief marketing officer Julia Goldin said in response to their listing that LEGO’s play experiences are geared for “future innovators”.
This is a spot of good news for LEGO in light of reports that some of its global markets like Germany have suffered a sales decline, portending a possible slow loss of appeal for its products in their traditional bulwarks. They’ve been expanding in new areas like China in response.