By now we can safely say that the frenzy for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has begun to subside, while faithful followers of the MCU franchise now look forward to Spider-Man: Far from Home this July. This sequel to Homecoming is the true final part of Phase 3, and has already gotten plenty of tie-ins coming soon from LEGO. However it’s not all adventurous set-pieces and hi-tech vehicles for LEGO Marvel’s Far from Home. They’ll also have some smaller products that can easily be afforded. Rather than one minifigure though, they have a bunch included in this one. Check out this upcoming LEGO Spider-Man: Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343).
The first image of this product comes to us courtesy of French LEGO news source Brick Heroes. It’s a 49-piece blister pack with enough minifig components for three characters. With the Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343) we get Spider-Man, Maria Hill and Peter’s friend Ned. There’re also leftovers to make a drone and accessories.
From what Brick Heroes says, we’ll only get the Maria Hill and Ned minifigs exclusively on this pack. That would make this set a hot commodity for collectors looking to complete the LEGO Spider-Man: Far from Home tie-ins. There’s no word yet on its availability, but the film premieres July 2.
These past few months have seen quite a bunch of Disney love LEGO news. We got the Ideas Steamboat Willie set (21317) this April. And in March we had the wonderful announcement of a new batch of Disney collectible minifigures (71024). It was scheduled to release in May. Well, it’s May now so it’s arrived.
In case you need a refresher, the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigs, many of which are new-for-2019. They come in packs of 60 collectible minifigure polybags, priced at $3.99 per polybag. The featured characters run the gamut from Disney Animated films (plus Pixar and Touchstone), to TV series and classic “black and white” shorts.
As has been detailed around the end of March, collectors who would buy a 60-polybag pack can count on having two complete 18-character sets in all. Three new characters are “Chase” variants to hunt down.
The recent introduction of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71024) on Shop@Home makes for a rather sparse release wave at the start of May. Still, we can count on the availability of upcoming new sets to pick up again later on. The summer period’s still on after all.
With so many LEGO sets having come out during this part of the year, having retailers discounting them is expected. For instance, Target has held sales of several tie-ins for “Avengers: Endgame” premiering this month. Amazon too has its fairshare of new or recent LEGO sets at reduced prices.
Now, the global online marketplace has added another new LEGO set to its discount lineup. This is the LEGO Star Wars Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261). This is part of a legacy product lineup released just last week, celebrating two decades of LEGO Star Wars for franchise fans.
While priced at $29.99 over in Shop@Home, Amazon has helpfully done its usual 20% price knockoff on the set. LEGO Star Wars collectors can thus get the Anniversary Scout Walker (75261) for $23.99 on Amazon. It’s a beautifully intense throwback to the Clone Wars saga as rendered in LEGO form.
The LEGO Star Wars Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261) is full of great builds. Aside from the walker itself, there’s also a Separatist war machine and a Kashyyk Wookie gun mount. Minifigures include a Wookie, Kashyyk Clone Trooper, Battle Droid, and a 1999 edition Darth Vader collectible minifig.
Just over a week ago, LEGO finally unveiled in full their second Disney-themed Collectible Minifigures batch, numbered 71024. Already fans are salivating at the 18 minifigures included: the “Ducktales” main cast, vintage-era Mickey and Minnie, plus supporting cast for Aladdin and the Incredibles. By the time the collectibles become available next week, the anticipation will be at some fever pitch.
When dealing with LEGO collectible minifigures, there’s a pattern on how many minifigs of a character is available per box. Everybody knows that. So what are the chances of getting what you need from Disney Collectible Minifigures 2 (71024)? Brickset, seminal LEGO set guide and news source, has the answer.
A LEGO Collectible Minifig box has 60 packs, compared to the 18 individual characters of Disney Collectible 2 (71024). Brickset determined that collectors buying the whole 60-pack box will likely complete the set two times (18×2=36). This is because three characters have been designated as “chase,” or rare minifigures; which means there are only two each in every Collectible box.
To summarize, Brickset and several other news sources in communication with them can confirm that of the 60 packs in a box, nine characters have four packs each. Six characters have three each; and the three chase minifigs have only two copies in a box.
Well, this really made my day. In its official Facebook page, LEGO greeted us with a very welcome surprise, and officially announcing its next wave of collectible minifigures. It has been teased since early this January with the release of the 2019 LEGO Catalog, particularly along side with the LEGO Movie 2 CMF. The LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigures, featuring timeless, classic characters and newer ones. LEGO’s selection for this wave doesn’t disappoint because some of these minifigure offerings complement the ones that were released before in LEGO Disney CMF Series 1 (71012) – such as Princess Jasmin and Jaafar; and Edna Mode and Frozone. I am personally looking forward for the Ducktales and the Nightmare Before Christmas minifigs.
Check out these official images of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) slated to be released in May. Let me know in the comments below which one is your most favorite.
Sometimes, even we who report on the latest LEGO-related news might be too hasty to make definitive statements on any development. Last year we ran several articles on the convoluted release of the 2018 LEGO Bricktober collectible minifigure sets in the US, as they were Toys R Us exclusives and needed to be carried by other retailers in that country.
One by one three of the 4-minifigure Bricktober sets – 5005254, 5005255 and 5005257 – had their chance to appear in either LEGO Stores or retail partners. The fourth, LEGO Marvel (5005256) was never announced for anything and was only ever available on TRU Canada, apparently as an exclusive. By December we had written off 5005256 ever being found normally in America.
That only shows what we know; when it comes to LEGO we should never count them out. According to our fellow LEGO news source and online set guide Brickset, the last piece of the 2018 Bricktober collectible minifigure puzzle is finally hitting the US, soon.
Apparently we have the MCU (obviously) to thank for LEGO Marvel Bricktober (5005256) getting its time in the stateside spotlight. Did you forget? “Captain Marvel” is premiering March 8, and “Avengers: Endgame” follows shortly on April 26. There’s still one, more but it’s these, particularly the second that matters here. There’s nothing like some nice synergy to bring the “prodigal” minifig set home at last.
Long story short, LEGO Stores and Shop@Home US will carry the 2018 Bricktober Marvel minifigure set (5005256) from March 1 to 7. It’ll be added free on any minimum LEGO purchase of $75; even better, it doesn’t have to be all LEGO Marvel products. Now borderline-impatient collectors can get their hands on War Machine, Wong, Tony Stark and Winter Soldier (three Thanos survivors and one victim) to complete the set.
The American International aka New York Toy Fair 2019 ends on Tuesday, February 19. Until then, the world’s biggest toy manufacturers and brands are showing off their best and latest products at the Javits Center. LEGO of course is among them, and from the time the fair started last Saturday they have already shown much.
For the benefit of our readers here at The Brick Show, we’re going to do a recap of all the stuff that LEGO promoted at their booth and elsewhere at the NYTF over the weekend. These are all links to articles of ours that touched on the items in question, whether they were early reveals or from the event itself
This next LEGO Movie 2 promotional seems to be so low-key that I never recall any mention of it among LEGO’s usual information channels. But considering how sparse they are, then it’s understandable why LEGO would like to keep it this way. Some LEGO fans and VIP members have taken to Twitter to share their find of what could be one of the rarest LEGO minifigure recently released. As it seems, several exclusive and signed LEGO Movie 2 minifigures were given away at selected LEGO Stores in celebration of the upcoming release of the film sequel.
According to the very fortunate LEGO fan, the exclusive minifigure was given away to the first customer of the day who bought a LEGO Movie 2 product (in his case three blind bags of the LEGO Movie 2 collectible minifigures) on February 2. Furthermore, it seems that a handful of these promotional and signed LEGO Movie 2 minifigures were also given away in other LEGO Stores in the country. Another Twitter user also posted another similar find when she bought several LEGO Movie 2 CMF blind bags at the LEGO Store in Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Arizona. What she received was an exclusively signed Tiffany Haddish minifigure, with the actress playing the role of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in the film. It’s nice if we can have a closer look at Haddish’s minifigure counterpart, considering that we don’t have any similar minifigure released together with the currently offered LEGO Movie 2 sets.
Went to chandler LEGO store this morning to buy new blind bags for the upcoming LEGO movie 2 and got the surprise of our life! A signed Tiffany Haddish minifigure!! #Legostorepic.twitter.com/4dhL15GYKi
It’s interesting to see which other LEGO Movie 2 characters also received the same exclusive treatment. Will we see Emmet or Rex (both played by Chris Pratt), WyldStyle (Elizabeth Banks), Sweet Mayhem (Stephanie Beatriz) and other signed minifigures as well?
Let us know if you ever spot them in your local LEGO Stores.
Warner Bros Animation has released its latest teaser spot with a very interesting twist. We all know by now that the LEGO Movie 2 is chockfull of cameos and references coming from LEGO’s diverse range of home-grown themes and third-party licensed sets. Pop culture icons (though with some mild, political undertones) such as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is also rendered in minifigure form. The latest teaser also has a very brief, but significant cameo towards the end, which is loaded with nostalgia and the possibility that we can get to see them again in future TLM2 sets. If you haven’t seen it yet or just missed it during the last 2 or 3 seconds of the teaser, then here’s the video once again that clearly shows a couple of LEGO Fabuland figures as posted in the LEGO Movie 2’s official Twitter account.
AFOLs quickly noticed these LEGO Fabuland figures amongst this team of LEGO minifigures, minidolls and Duplo figures. For those who are new to LEGO, Fabuland is a theme that began in 1979 and lasted for more than a decade until 1989. It is designed for younger children and features animal characters in a town-like setting. Imagine an old-school version of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and you’ll get the idea.
As you can see from the above screenshots, the LEGO Movie 2 adds a couple of LEGO Fabuland figures as cameos in the film. We get to see a Fabuland Bulldog in front and a gray Fabuland Dog in the third row. As far as the LEGO Movies are concerned, this is the first time that these LEGO Fabuland figures had their actual screen time since they were only casually mentioned in the first film. This is only speculation at this point, but since LEGO has basically broken away with the tradition of offering minifigs, minidolls, and Duplo characters in separate themes and boxes, can we expect therefore that the next wave of LEGO Movie 2 sets will include actual LEGO Fabuland characters? We saw how LEGO is very much willing to bring back classic minfigs that alludes to the Classic Space theme such as those from Benny’s Space Squad (70841), and the rumored re-emergence of classic LEGO Star Wars sets and minfigures as part of LEGO’s 20th Year Celebration of the LEGO Star Wars theme. So is it possible that we will see the same treatment offered to LEGO Fabuland figures? The possibility is surely exciting.
In addition to these LEGO Fabuland characters, perhaps a second wave of the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures is now in the works. This is not far-fetched considering that LEGO did the same with the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 and Series 2. The idea is spurred by the appearance of a new costumed character, now dubbed as Fox Suit Girl. Again, these are just speculations at this point but it is something really cool if it turns to be true. It is highly unlikely that we’ll get confirmation from this soon, even if LEGO’s presence is very noticeable at the London Toy Fair that is currently happening at Olympia London. In any case, a second series of TLM2 CMF is surely welcomed, and we’ll have plenty more ideas of what characters can be possibly included in the series once we see the LEGO Movie 2 in theaters on February 8.
2019 is a special year for the majority of LEGO fans since this year marks the 20th year milestone of one of LEGO’s longest running licensed theme. LEGO has already revealed its intention of coming up with an exclusive line of LEGO Star Wars commemorative sets when it unveiled its special, 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars logo. Needless to say, whatever sets and minifigures that will make it to the cut of this prized, limited-edition anniversary sets will closely be monitored by the excited majority of LEGO Star Wars fans. Thanks to intel gathered by German LEGO fan site Stone Wars, we now have an idea on what these LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary sets are, and how their minifigures will look like.
It should be noted that though LEGO has released and rehashed many LEGO Star Wars sets in the past, the LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary sets are unique in themselves because of certain commemorative minifigures included with them. According to Stone Wars, these are the upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets that will have the special commemorative minifigures.
It is also rumored that these commemorative minifigs will also retain the exact same look of their predecessors from 20 years ago: they will sport the original yellow skin tone (except of course for Darth Vader and Lando), and the same torso and leg prints. Now I understand that devout LEGO Star Wars collectors may be shaking their heads in disappointment considering how their precious collection may depreciate in value because of this. However, LEGO was kind enough to include one very distinctive feature to these commemorative LEGO Star Wars minifigures. They will all have a special print on the back of their torso in big bold characters that say: ’20 Years, LEGO Star Wars’. Collectors will surely welcome this nice gesture from LEGO, and it will definitely help in distinguishing these new LEGO Star Wars minifigures from their original prototypes from two decades ago.
Other than the special print at the back of these minifigures, each of them will also come with a commemorative minifig display tile similar to those included in the LEGO CMF line, the difference will be that the studs from the former are placed near the edge of the tile. The minifigure stand also features the same unique print, and the name of the LEGO Star Wars minifigure emblazoned on the larger part of the tile.
Just a bit of a disclaimer though: as the title of this story suggests, this is all but a rumor until such time that LEGO confirms these LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary sets and minifigures, or a barrage of official images starts to come in. As of now, we’ll keep our radars open and I’ll update you accordingly as new info comes in. While waiting, be sure to check out this year’s newest LEGO Star Wars sets at shop.LEGO.com