Following the reveal of the LEGO CMF Series 20 (71027) at the New York Toy Fair, LEGO has also unveiled another set dedicated to the next cutest droid in the Skywalker Saga. The LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) set comes in at 519 pieces and is expected to retail for $69.99, as reported by Zusammengebaut.
This brick rendering of D-0 follows a kind of UCS style similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO BB-8 (75187) set back in 2017. The LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) set is slated to be released on April 19, a month ahead of the annual May the Fourth celebrations and promos.
Similar to its screen counterpart, this life-sized model of D-O (standing at almost 11 inches in height) emphasizes its monowheel form and its recognizable white and green color scheme. It should be noted that D-O’s wheel is fixed and does not rotate. It also comes with a base to keep it stable, its own UCS-style plaque and its own minifigure version similar to what you can find in LEGO Star Wars Rise of Skywalker sets such as the Resistance Y-wing Starfighter (75249) and Millennium Falcon (75257).
Similar to LEGO Star Wars UCS sets, this LEGO Star Wars D-O set is better built for display purposes rather than for its play features – which is very much limited to its head being able to turn from left to right, and tilted up and down. The antennas at the back of his head may also be adjusted to give it a wide range of non-verbal cues, giving D-O a sort of personality and range of emotions as seen in the film.
Andres from Zusammengebaut also posted a video about the LEGO Star Wars D-O as you can see below. Be sure to stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates from the LEGO Booth at NYTF 2020.
The New York Toy Fair 2020 is now happening at the Javits Center and as always, there are some cool reveals waiting to happen at the LEGO Booth this year. The Brothers Brick and German LEGO fan correspondent Andres Lehmann of Zusammengebaut are both at the floor of the International Toy Fair reporting the latest sets that are being unveiled at the LEGO Booth. And LEGO does not disappoint. The rumoredLEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) has now been officially revealed and we can now have a closer look at what to expect from this new CMF series. Check out the following images below.
This latest LEGO CMF series marks the theme’s 10th year anniversary and is slated to be released sometime in May.
The Toy Association’s annual recognition for those who contributed a great deal in the toy industry has been concluded, and it’s great to know that out of 16 categories, LEGO managed to bag 3 wins for the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards. If you recall, 5 LEGO sets were shortlisted to be included as nominees across the various categories recognized by The Toy Association.
Held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City, the 20th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards is like the “Oscars” of the toy industry where The Toy Association recognizes the best of the best among toys, games, and properties within the year. It also serves as a kick-off for the grandest toy fair on the planet, which is the North American International Toy Fair or better know as the New York Toy Fair. Check out The Toy Association’s full press release for the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards right here.
Though last year saw a better winning streak for LEGO during the 2019 Toy of the Year Awards where it received a total of four awards, this year is still considered a great achievement for the LEGO Group now that it marked its 4th win (since 2017) for the Specialty Toy of the Year Award Category.
Though LEGO wasn’t able to bag the 2020 Toy of the Year Award similar to its accomplishment back in 2017 with the LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130), being recognized across 3 out of 16 categories is an extraordinary achievement for the LEGO Group. It’s a testament to the company’s pursuit of providing the best possible play and building experience to children and adult fans as well.
Now that the red carpet is rolled out and the winners announced, be sure to stay tuned here in our blog site for more news coming from the LEGO Booth at this year’s New York Toy Fair. Will there be any new LEGO reveals? We’ll soon find out.
It looks like the LEGO Group is trying to test the waters with this one. The LEGO World in Copenhagen has officially kicked off, and LEGO took this opportunity to soft launch what seems to be its first attempt to offer lighting accessories to some of its premium sets. The LEGO Night Mode Light Kits were unveiled, with initial five kits that are tailored for specific sets.
According to a report from Brickset, these light kits were put on display at the LEGO Store in that location, with some sets being shown with these light accessories such as the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265). However, it seems that they are not actually for sale yet and those that were displayed are just empty boxes as of this moment. It’s like a test run spearheaded by the LEGO Lead User Lab where LEGO engages with the LEGO fan community to gauge how feasible and appealing this future brick innovation might be.
Truth be told, there are already a handful of third-party lighting kits that are made available via Amazon, and they are way below the $200 price point that the LEGO Night Mode Light Kits seem to suggest. So it can be said that the market for this kind of LEGO accessories is pretty much in place already, and LEGO has to think outside of the box to make this offering more functional and feature-rich. The only advantage that I see right here is that since it is made directly by LEGO, then we can be assured that it will perfectly fit any of their existing or currently offered sets.
In any case, I’m sure that most LEGO fans will welcome this move, only if the LEGO Group will reconsider its pricing.
Alright, I’m officially hyped. After almost 7 months of waiting, LEGO Masters US is finally here! Get your bricks on as we witness 10 pairs of the most talented builders across the United States battle for the title to become the ultimate LEGO Master with a handsome cash reward of $100,000.
The names have been drafted, and with 20 individuals coming from all walks of life and professions sharing one passion for the LEGO brick, this will be surely one heck of a brick ride.
At the helm of the show will be judges Amy Corbett who also serves as a LEGO Senior Designer, and Jamie Berard the LEGO builder par excellence who is responsible for most of the beloved sets under the LEGO Creator Expert and Architecture themes. And of course, to level up the challenges that contestants have to face throughout the competition, we have the guy behind the brooding voice of LEGO Batman, Will Arnett, to host the series. A number of celebrities will also be in the show such as Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, Mayim Bialik, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller. A Star Wars-themed episode will also see a special appearance of R2-D2, C3-PO and BB-8.
Similar to previous seasons, the LEGO Masters US will feature a ton of building challenges that will stretch the limits of our contestants’ creativity. Other than the Star Wars-inspired episode, there will also be a movie-themed episode, a “Good vs Evil Challenge” and a Story Book episode. Details are sketchy, but the titles of the first three episodes are already posted online so it’s exciting to see what will happen in the show throughout the month of February. Some of these follow the same challenges as that from Season 2 in LEGO Masters Australia, like the Cut in Half episode.
February 5 – Dream Park Theme Park
The pairs of contestants are introduced; each duo must craft one section of a theme park, and when the sections are combined, they create an impressive theme park world.
February 12 – Space Smash
Each duo must create a space-themed build; the creations must impress the judges when they are smashed in slow motion; Mayim Bialik guest judges.
February 19 – Cut in Half
Each team is given an everyday object that has been sliced in two and they are tasked with building its other half.
The first episode of LEGO Masters US will air tonight on Fox 9/8c, and will also be available for streaming via the FOX NOW app if you have a cable account or subscription. It will also be available for Hulu subscribers on Thursday morning.
As the Nuremberg Toy Fair comes to a close, the LEGO Booth at the International Toy Fair has a few more sets to reveal. Visitors and dealers were allowed to have a sneak peek of four of the LEGO Jurassic World summer 2020 sets. Promobricks continues its coverage of the events going on at the floor of the toy fair venue. With the LEGO Harry Potter theme getting another wave of sets, LEGO is also adding more sets to its LEGO Jurassic World portfolio.
There are four sets to be expected from the summer 2020 wave of LEGO Jurassic World as reported by Promobricks, with lots of dinosaurs to go around. Please take note that the following set names are just tentative based on how toy fair visitors describe them. It may not be considered final until such time that LEGO makes an official reveal. Furthermore, these sets are inspired by the LEGO Jurassic World animated series.
LEGO Jurassic World Dr. Wu’s Laboratory (75939)
Price: €19.99 | Minifigures: 2
At 20 Euro, this set is the smallest among this wave. It features a rendering of Dr. Henry Wu’s laboratory where he breeds different kinds of dinosaurs. What fans might be interested to know is that this set also comes with new baby ankylosaurus and triceratops dino figures. There is also an Owen Grady minifigure thrown to add to that of Dr. Wu.
LEGO Jurassic World Hunt for the Gallimimus and Pteranodon (75940)
Price: €59.99 | Minifigures: 3
This set features, not one, but two dino bigfigs which collectors might find interesting: a Pteranodon and a larger Gallimimus. It also comes with brick-built drones, and a vehicle equipped with a net shooter similar to how the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Pteranodon Chase (75926), perhaps larger. Minifigures include Owen Grady, Claire, and a park employee.
Promobricks is on the floor of the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, and it seems that LEGO still has something up its sleeves even at the last of the International Toy Fair. As it turns out, there have been some adjustments at the LEGO Booth where several LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 sets have been put on display. Unfortunately, media representatives were not given the opportunity to see these sets first hand. But this did not prevent our friends to gather some info on what these new LEGO Harry Potter sets are all about.
As a word of caution, please bear in mind that these descriptions are based on non-media sources that managed to glimpse over those sets. So in this case, nothing is final until LEGO gives its official word. Here is the list of these set names, expected retail price and the minifigures included with them.
LEGO Harry Potter Room of Requirement (75966)
Price: 19.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger (with her Otter Patronus), Luna Lovegood (with Hare Patronus)
LEGO Harry Potter Forbidden Forest (75967)
Price: 29.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Dolores Umbridge, Two Centaurs (features a new horse base and torso, probably similar to the new mini leg part used for the minifig character of Hickory in LEGO Trolls World Tour Lonesome Flats Raft Adventure 41253). It also features a buildable Grawp, the giant and maternal half-brother of Hagrid.
LEGO Harry Potter Escape from Privet Drive (75968)
Price: 69.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Dobby, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley, and Dudley Dursley. This set is practically a re-release of set 4728 from 2002,0 now with the inclusion of the first-ever Petunia and Dudley minifigures.
LEGO Harry Potter Astronomy Tower (75969)
Price: 99.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Horace Slughorn, and Lavender Brown.
Perhaps the highlight and the largest set in this new wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, this one will include a second minifig rendition of Horace Slughhorn since he was introduced in 2018’s Bricktober LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Collection (5005254). Lavender Brown’s entry as a minifigure is also a recent addition in LEGO Harry Potter sets.
LEGO Harry Potter Buildable Hedwig (75979)
Price: 39.99 Euro. This is the first time that LEGO will be offering a solely buildable figure set under the Harry Potter theme. If you recall, a similar set was offered by Target in 2018 as a sweepstakes prize for their 20th Anniversary Potter Event. However, unlike that of the buildable BB-8 (75187) and Yoda (75255), this buildable Hedwig from Harry Potter was not offered for retail. I just hope that at 39.99 Euro, this will somehow be close to what Target has offered to the winner back then.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020 (75981)
It is not surprising that LEGO will continue the tradition of its Advent Calendars. However, what fans of these offerings may find a bit of a let-down is the apparent price increase of this set. From the previous price of 24.99 Euro, it is now expected to retail for 29.99 Euro instead.
LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028)
Price: 3.99 Euro/blind bag. It is now confirmed that the LEGO Harry Potter theme will now see its second CMF series following 2018’s Series 1 (71022). We can expect a release date of sometime in September this year, with the included Harry Potter minifigure characters still kept as a closely guarded secret.
So far this is what we know about the LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 sets that were said to be revealed at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. We’ll continue to update this page once more info comes in. Thanks again to Promobricks for the heads up.
The last day of the Nuremberg Toy Fair saw even more LEGO summer sets to watch out for during the second half of the year. And it looks like LEGO is on fire when it gave toy fair participants a glimpse of its next wave of LEGO Hidden Side summer sets, considering that the second wave of this spooky-fun theme is still in the market.
It is interesting to note that Promobricks describe this set as somewhat of a mech-type, capable of transforming from an assuming fire truck to a ghostly possessed mech. If this will be indeed the case, then I think this will be the first time that we will be getting a LEGO set that actually “transforms” into a mech-build.
LEGO Hidden Side Castle of Mystery (70437)
Price: €100 Euro | Minifigures: 6
The Ghost Castle is expected to be the largest LEGO Hidden Side summer set in this wave. What is particularly exciting about this is the fact that it carries some similarities from LEGO’s now discontinued LEGO Monster Fighters Vampyre Castle (9468) from 2012. Eventually, the Ghost Castle will be the first-ever castle build under the LEGO Hidden Side theme.
LEGO Hidden Side J.B.’s Submarine (70433)
Price: €19.99 | Minifigures: 3
Promobricks noted that this set is somehow similar to what you can expect from LEGO City sets. Nevertheless, it is also a nice addition to the collection of vehicles under the LEGO Hidden Side theme.
LEGO Hidden Side Supernatural Race Car (70434)
Price: €29.99 | Minifigures: 3
This set follows a hot rod design in a predominantly Dark Green color scheme. At the price point of 30 Euro, it is possible that it may follow a similar scale as that of the LEGO Technic Hot Rod (42022) from 2014.
LEGO Hidden Side Abandoned Prison of Newbury (70435)
Price: €39.99 | Minifigures: 4
Another first for the Hidden Side series, this Abandoned Prison build features a few weathered, prison walls. It looks somehow incomplete, giving it a similar impression as that of the Newbury Subway (70430).
Please bear in mind that the set names of these LEGO Hidden Side summer sets are not yet final, and may be subject to change as LEGO see it fit. However, we can be sure that these sets will be released sometime in June. There are no official images yet, but I’ll post some updates once they come in.
More 2020 LEGO licensed sets such as those from the Marvel, Star Wars and Minecraft franchises are on its way this summer. However, LEGO is still strictly putting a lid on most of them at the Nuremberg Toy except for some that visitors are allowed to see.
LEGO Star Wars 2020
As always, upcoming LEGO Star Wars are one of the most tightly guarded licensed themes and only the LEGO Star Wars 2020 Advent Calendar (75279) was revealed during the toy fair, and it is expected to be released sometime in September retailing for €29.99.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2020
Only one LEGO Marvel set was allowed to be seen and this is the first one under the theme. The LEGO Marvel Iron Man Bust (76165) is reported to be also bear the 18+ tag similar to the LEGO Architecture The White House (21054). It is expected to retail for €59.99 with an early release in May. I assume that this will be based on MCU’s version of Iron Man, and will somehow larger in scale as compared to the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227) which was exclusively released during the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, and at Target stores.
LEGO Minecraft 2020
There will be the LEGO Minecraft Crafting 3.0 (21161) that will be released as the newer version of those that were released in 2014 (set21116) and 2017 (set 21135). It was also mentioned that a LEGO Minecraft Red Stone Battle (21163) set is also in the brick pipelines. There were no other set details that were revealed about these sets and that’s quite a bummer for fans of the LEGO Minecraft theme.
I am more interested in how that LEGO Marvel Iron Man Bust (76165) will turn out. Being larger as compared to other LEGO busts, I expect greater detail and more realistic design on his helmet and armor especially if it will accommodate the power core on his chest. It’s a fitting tribute to the legacy of Robert Downey Jr’s version of Iron Man as the whole MCU basically started with him. And having a release date this upcoming May will sure to see some official images pop-up anytime soon.
So what do you think about the rest of the sets 2020 LEGO licensed sets that were not exhibited at the toy fair? Are you impressed about them? Let me know in the comments below.
The month of February is just around the corner, and LEGO Stores are gearing up for its next wave of promotions that will level up our LEGO shopping experience. The February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar puts the spotlight on the next LEGO Ideas set that most of you are probably excited for. Read on for the neat promotions and incentives that are up for grabs next month at your local LEGO Store.
Free Exclusive Space Patch for LEGO VIPs
Promo period: February 1 – 9, 2020
LEGO VIPs who are eyeing to get the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be happy to know that LEGO is throwing in a limited-edition Space Patch for every purchase of the said set. If you remember back in May last year that LEGO also offered a similar promo as an incentive to those who bought the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). I’m not really into collecting patches but if I will have my way, I will still prefer to have a free and exclusive LEGO set to go along with my new LEGO Ideas ISS. This latest Space Patch will be available from February 1 to 9 both online and in-store or until supplies last.
Free LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)
Promo period: January 24 – February 9, 2020
If you’re planning to get the LEGO Ideas ISS, then be sure to check this next freebie in your cart. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) promo has gone live already starting last Friday and you can still get this one until February 9. Qualifying purchases of any LEGO products worth $45 and more will entitle you to this set, or while supplies last.
Free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411)
Promo period: February 7 – February 14, 2020
Here’s another brick treat just in time for Valentine’s Day. From February 7 to 14, any single-receipt purchase of $35 and more will allow you to bring home a free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411) polybag. At 75 pieces, it’s a nice desk accessory to celebrate Happy Hearts Day. If you time your LEGO purchases with the intention of getting the LEGO Ideas ISS and its exclusive VIP patch at the same time (granted that supplies are steady), then the best time to get it will be from February 7-8. Making your purchases during these dates is a sure way to bag all these freebies.
You may want to hurry and register for this one. Specifically for AFOLs only, this Valentine’s Bear Build and Take event is happening on February 11 at the local LEGO Store near you. Build an adorable mini Teddy Bear with a customizable heart for someone special just before Valentine’s Day. This event is intended for participants 18 years old and above, and pre-registration is required starting February 4.
Build, Unbuild and Rebuild
February 20, 2020
Visit your local LEGO Store between 4–7PM of February 20 to learn how to Build, Unbuild and Rebuild with any LEGO set. With a Brick Specialist leading the way, the possibilities on what children can create are just limitless. All participants will receive a small gift for participating. Pre-registration is required and will start on February 4 in stores
only. This event is intended for ages kids 6–14.
The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be joined by the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) on their launch day on February 1 (for non-LEGO VIPs). And with all the promos and in-store events lined-up in the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, I’m certain that fans will not leave any LEGO Store empty-handed.