First Look at the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 18 at the New York Toy Fair!

We now have our first image of LEGO’s 4oth Anniversary Collectible Minifigures (Series 18) live at this year’s New York Toy Fair. After the reveal of the costume party-themed CMF series last month, it’s nice to see them up close. LEGO CMF Series 18 includes:

  • Red Suit Brick Guy
  • Police Officer
  • Elephant Suit Girl
  • Rocket/Firework Guy
  • Red Dragon Suit Guy
  • Birthday Cake Guy
  • Race Car Guy
  • Flower Girl
  • Blue Brick Girl
  • Blue Unicorn Knight
  • Orange Balloon LEGO Fan Boy
  • Spider Suit Guy
  • Purple Balloon Girl
  • Cactus Girl
  • Cowboy Suit Guy
  • Balloon Artist Clown
  • Cat Suit Guy/Girl

Brothers Brick was able to snap this image of LEGO CMF Series 18’s box art.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105) Officially Revealed!

After the unexpected (but delightful) reveal of the UCS-like LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Hulkbuster Ultron Edition (76105) earlier this month, LEGO has finally revealed this hulking piece of brick-built armor coupled with its official press release and product description.

Read on to see the details.

The LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition as displayed at NYTF 2018.
76105 LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition

Ages 14+. 1,363pieces.

US $119.99 – CA $149.99- DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1199DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Create and show off the mighty Hulkbuster!

Build The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition, with a punching jackhammer arm and LEGO® light brick in the chest, and display it on the platform with attachable robotic construction arms.Includes an Iron Man, exclusive minifigure.

Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO® brick version of the Hulkbuster mech, featuring a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. Choose from 2 interchangeable left arms, including a jackhammer arm with punching function, and activate the LEGO light brick in the chest. This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set also includes a display platform with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms and a desk, plus a new Iron Man Mark 43 exclusive minifigure.

  • Hulkbuster features a flip-up head, rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, LEGO® light brick in the chest, 2 interchangeable left arms—a standard arm or jackhammer arm with punching function and 12 glow-in-the-dark elements.
  • Activate the chest light by pressing the button on the Hulkbuster’s back.
  • Includes Iron Man Mark 43 exclusive minifigure.
  • Platform features a flip-up Hulkbuster information plate, plus 8 alternative attachment points for 2 posable robotic construction arms and a desk with 2 attached computer screen elements and space for the buildable hotrod car and buildable Veronica satellite.
  • Clip the spare Hulkbuster arm to either of the robotic construction arms for neat display.
  • Also includes a fire extinguisher element.
  • Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
  • Platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.

 

2018 New York Toy Fair: First Look at the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954).

After yesterday’s official reveal of this year’s first LEGO Harry Potter set, the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954) set is now on display at the New York Toy Fair. Take a look at these images.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)



 

The Hogwarts Great Hall (75954) is one of five sets that LEGO has slated for release this August, including 2 tie-in sets for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald included in the roster. Let see if LEGO will unveil the rumored LEGO Harry Potter CMF series.

More LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom NYTF Images!

Here are additional images that we managed to snap showing the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom sets at NYTF. Take note that the box art for set numbers 75927 and 75929 were not put on display. Spoilers (aka ‘leaks’) perhaps?

Pteranodon Chase (75926) 

 

 

Stygimoloch Breakout (75927)

 

 

Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit (75928)

 

 

Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929)

 

 

Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930) 


LEGO Incredibles 2 Featured at the 2018 New York Toy Fair.

For our first salvo of reveals at the 2018 New York Toy Fair, Brick Show Brian is currently at LEGO’s Booth #1335, and we are given the first opportunity to witness the unveiling of LEGO Incredibles 2. Unfortunately, photography and filming is not allowed at this point. Nevertheless, here is what Brian gathered with regards to these sets.

Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit (10759 )

Minifigures include Elastigirl with bendy arms similar to that to Ms. Marvel in Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076), Jack Jack in a baby minifigure mold, and an unnamed, old lady villain in blue and black colors, with the same type of hairpiece as Robin from TLBM less the dizzy looking green eyes. Retails for $20.

Underminer’s Bank Heist (10760)

Minifigures include Elastigirl with normal arms, Mister Incredible which is quite different from how he looks from the Disney CMF, and the Underminer. This baddie has a massive driller, equipped with drills on both sides. Retails for $25.

The Great Home Escape (10761)

Minifigures include Violet, Dash, Jack-jack in a new print, an unnamed female villain in dark red and orange. Retails for $30.

 

More updates to follow so stay tuned!

First 2018 NYTF Images of the LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sets Emerged.

To start off with our first wave of images at the 2018 New York Toy Fair, Jurassic World fan site Jurassic Outpost had the privilege of attending NYTF’s Preview Night and managed to catch a glimpse of these much awaited brick-built dinos, live. Here are some images that they shared via their Facebook page, highlighting all the sets that we reported earlier.

Stay tuned for more LEGO news and updates straight from NYTF!








LEGO Germany’s Sales Declined for 2 Straight Years.

While LEGO remains one of the pillars of international toy brands, that’s never completely ensured its success in terms of product sales everywhere that it’s available. In some parts of the world, LEGO products appear to be undergoing a bad patch in sales figures, like what’s happening in Germany now.

Germany has always been a major market for LEGO, considering that it’s a direct southern neighbor of Denmark, home of The LEGO Group. However, these past few years, there’s been a downturn. LEGO Deutschland reports that its market share for 2017 has declined by 0.4%, continuing the trend from 2016.

And Germany’s southwesterly neighbor Switzerland has had a bad year for LEGO as well. The 2017 revenues for LEGO in that country dipped by 3.3% added to Germany’s 2.6%. It’s disconcerting, considering that before the decline started in 2016, LEGO sales were consistently up for 13 years prior to that.

It should be noted that in 2017, a restructuring by The LEGO Group led to about a thousand of its global employees being made “redundant” and thus let go. One can’t help but feel that there’s a connection between that and the decreasing sales for the company in places like Germany.

Fortunately, there’s still something of a silver lining to all this. According to Plasteurope.com, the German market share for LEGO in 2017, about 16.8%, means that despite sales troubles, LEGO is still a bigger name in toys than Hasbro, Mattel or Playmobil. Furthermore, lines such as Technic, Friends and City remain popular in spite of the sales decrease. That’s a good thing for the future.

Entire Line-up of LEGO Powerpuff Girls Minifigures Revealed!

Just in time before the gates of the New York Toy Fair opens on Saturday, LEGO has opted to reveal the full line-up of cast for its LEGO Powerpuff Girls sets. Yesterday, we had an official word from LEGO about the rumored return of the girls in minifigure forms. Frankly, this doesn’t come as a surprise since we already saw how the superpowered girls from Townsville looked like as part of the now discontinued LEGO Dimensions sets. What comes as a nice surprise is the inclusion of what most of us have been waiting for: the most adorable evil primate of all: Mojo Jojo!

First revealed by The Geekiary, these minifigures of Buttercup, Bubbles, and Blossom along with Princess Morbucks, the stuff toy Octi, Donny the Unicorn and of course, Mojo Jojo, are all part of two LEGO Powerpuff Girls sets scheduled to be released also in August.

The LEGO® Group will issue two new and exciting building sets featuring Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup allowing children, and fans of all ages, to recreate the superheroes’ action-packed adventures.

The two sets being mentioned here are the Bubbles Playground Showdown (41287) which includes Bubbles, Princess Morbucks, and Octi; while the other one is the Mojo Jojo Strikes (41288) which obviously comes with the super genius monkey himself Mojo Jojo, Buttercup, Blossom and Donny the Unicorn.  Let’s see if LEGO will also give us a glimpse of these sets at NYTF.

LEGO Also Confirms Fantastic Beasts Sets This Year.

Just as LEGO pulled the veil off from some of 2018’s Harry Potter sets, this time, LEGO has also confirmed the rumored Fantastic Beasts sets also slated this August. The announcement was made via LEGO’s official Facebook page, together with an image of a younger Harry Potter minifigure, standing in front of Platform 9 ¾.

LEGO has not released any detail yet about these LEGO Fantastic Beasts sets, so we’re hoping we can get a word or two from Brian as he is now in the thick of the action at the New York Toy Fair. Will keep you posted on this, so be sure to stay tuned here only at the Brick Show!

LEGO Officially Announced the Return of LEGO Harry Potter Sets in 2018!

This one is no longer a rumor folks – the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now back in LEGO form. The rumor mill may now stop churning on this one, now that LEGO has finally unveiled the first, and largest LEGO Harry Potter set to be offered this summer. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954) has been revealed amid the mounting hype for this year’s New York Toy Fair which will kick off this weekend. This set comes in at 878 pieces and features a whopping 10 minifigures: older and younger versions of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy. Included also in the roster of minifigs are Susan Bones and a Hufflepuff student. The set will be available starting August 1 and will retail for $99.99.

Here’s the official product description of the Hogwarts Great Hall (75954), together with some of its images.

75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

878 pieces | $99.99 USD | $129.99 CAD | Available August 1, 2018

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts!

Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements. Includes 10 minifigures and buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, plus Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Features the buildable Great Hall and a tower.

The Great Hall features tables, head table with seats, fireplace, 2 reversible house banners and 4 ‘floating’ candles, food (turkey leg, ice cream and a small cake) brooms, trophy cup and a teapot.

The 4-level tower features movable Grand Staircase spiral steps at its base, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised with changeable pictures and roosting spot for Fawkes.

  • Also includes a boat with hanging lantern.
  • Place the pupils in the boat and sail to Hogwarts Castle.
  • Help Hermione and Susan create magical potions.
  • Feast in the Great Hall, then use the sorting hat to select the pupils’ houses!
  • Welcome the new students with Hagrid, Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall.
  • Use the magic wands to pitch Harry against Draco in the Dueling Club!
  • Swoop Fawkes into battle and help Harry battle the giant Basilisk serpent.
  • Gaze into the Mirror of Erised with Ron and change the picture.
  • Turn Quirinus Quirrell into Lord Voldemort by rotating his head!
  • Recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter movies.
  • Accessory elements include 7 wands, 3 tumblers, umbrella, lantern, broom, sorting hat, cauldrons, potions, candles, 2 wizard brooms, food, trophy, teapot, chest and a spider.
  • Build even bigger adventures and combine with 75953 Whomping Willow.
  • Hogwarts Great Hall measures over 14” (37cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.