UK Toys R Us Stores Holding LEGO Ninjago Movie ‘Make and Take’ Event this Saturday.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie hit cinemas around the globe last month, but LEGO is going to keep the hype for the film going long after the box office has run its course through its many tie-in products. As it seems, toy store chains that carry the LEGO brand are only happy to help out.

This usually takes the form of hosting “Make and Take” events, where skilled little builders can bring home their individual creations, and UK’s Toys R Us in the UK will be having one of these on the weekend, October 28.

As announced via TRU UK’s official blogsite, the LEGO model to build and bring home is a variant of the technically impressive LEGO Ninjago Movie Ice Tank (70616). Though the blogsite didn’t mention exactly what particular Ice Tank variant that children can make and take home this Saturday, our best guess is that it could be the Ice Tank (30427) polybag, or even a smaller version of it. TRU is known for offering its unique versions of smaller LEGO sets during these building events, so this is exciting to see.

Will this be given away this weekend at select TRU UK stores? We’ll just have to wait and see.

So if you happen to be near at any Toys R Us branch in the UK, then be sure to drop by this Saturday before noon (from 11AM to 1PM) to take part in this make and take fun. Take note though that not all TRU UK branches will be running the event.

For your guidance, the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ice Tank Make and Take Event will NOT be available in the following stores: Northampton Weston Favell, Nottingham Victoria Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Peterborough Serpentine Green, Blackburn, Sunderland, Glasgow The Forge, Edinbugh Fort Kinnaird, Craigleith, Carlisle, Crystal Peaks, Chester Broughton, Cardiff Queen Street, Staines, Derby intu, Aberdeen Union Square, Doncaster Frenchgate, Kingston and Banbury.

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Here’s A Wrap-Up of All Things LEGO at NYCC 2017

Last week’s New York Comic Con 2017 may all be over, but the waves of LEGO-related announcements released during the fan convention just kept on lingering. Unlike last year’s New York Comic Con, where LEGO introduced new sets such those coming from the DC Super Hero Girls theme, additional LEGO Batman Movie sets, and an exclusive Batgirl mini-doll raffle giveaway, this year was, well… a bit uninspiring. There were no new themes or full LEGO sets that were announced, but more of what to expect from the LEGO BrickHeadz line. Needless to say, this year’s LEGO reveals were pretty nice in themselves so here’s a wrap-up of everything that LEGO has revealed or announced during the said annual fan convention.

First off, we have the obvious emphasis on one of LEGO’s brick-built, pop-styled themes – the LEGO BrickHeadz. Love or hate them, top brass from The LEGO Group made the call, nonetheless, of having two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars saga as this year’s prized LEGO NYCC exclusive and giving them the LEGO BrickHeadz flavor. This year’s NYCC saw a handful of fortunate LEGO fans bringing home their very own and exclusively numbered, LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498). Straight from the classic Star Wars saga, this exclusive BrickHeadz set comes in at 329 pieces and is the largest BrickHeadz set to be offered so far.

Hot on the heels of this exclusive LEGO set is also the announcement of more LEGO BrickHeadz in 2018. Specifically timed with the theatrical releases of some of the most highly anticipated super hero films, these BrickHeadz feature a new line of sets based on characters from the Justice League, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Avengers: Infinity War. This gives the relatively new line of LEGO theme a total number of 29 collectible sets to eye on, excluding those that were exclusively offered during Comic Cons.

Next, we have more cool announcements coming from the good ‘ol folks of Warner Bros Interactive and TT Games. Also revealed during one of the NYCC panels, TT Games brought to stage several cool updates about the much awaited LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. TT Games Head of Design, Arthur Parsons, revealed what fans can expect from the game’s Season Pass, which offers six Level Packs and four Character Packs boosting the overall number of playable LEGO Marvel characters to up to more than 260 characters.

Finally, it was also revealed at NYCC that the Black Panther will have his very own LEGO movie entitled Trouble in Wakanda. It seems that T’Challa will be getting a lot of screen time – not only with his own stand-alone and self-titled MCU film set to be released in February and the Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in May, we can now also expect him starring in his own LEGO film.


Details about Trouble in Wakanda are scant as of the moment, and we don’t have any details of its plot or release date. What we do know is that LEGO seems to be focusing a lot of attention on a single, Marvel character since this is the very first solo superhero movie that they ever made. We do have a lot of superhero, brick-built movies before, but this is the very first film that is dedicated to a single character. Will this be a start of something like a series of stand-alone LEGO superhero films in the future, following the methods of both MCU and DCEU? We just have to wait and see.

It is also not far-fetched to consider that this might be another direct-to-DVD/Blu-Ray film unlike its big production movies such as The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Batman Movie, and the more recent, LEGO Ninjago Movie. My best guess is that it will be released alongside its theatrical MCU counterpart, the Black Panther, and may also come with an exclusive, free LEGO minifigure which of course will definitely drive sales of Trouble in Wakanda.

What LEGO NYCC announcement were you most excited about? For one, I’m looking forward to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and I’m sure our resident gaming guru, Brick Show Brian, already has his sights locked into playing and giving you a walk-through of this game. So be sure to follow his YouTube channel and keep tabs with us for more LEGO news and updates.

 

Tyler Gets An Inside Look at the LEGO House in Billund.

The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark is now fully operational! We had a glimpse of what the House of the Brick has to offer, and this time, our resident Master Builder brings you a firsthand look at what’s in store inside the sprawling complex of brick-filled fun and non-stop adventures.

From the magnificent LEGO Tree of Creativity that stands 15 meters high and made out of more than six million LEGO bricks, the Master Builders Gallery, where the original works of some of the best LEGO builders and fans all over the world are showcased, and to the various activity zones (Red, Yellow, Green and Blue) that define the fun and unique LEGO learning experience, each section of the LEGO House is filled with so many opportunities to learn and express each person’s creativity in a fun and engaging way.

Speaking of creativity, though I am not fortunate enough to be included in the A-list of top notch LEGO builders invited by LEGO (sadly, my master builder kung fu is not that strong enough), I’m delighted to see what Tyler has made for the LEGO House for everyone to see. If my information is correct, MOCs put on display at the Master Builders Gallery will stay there for a year, and another batch of original creations from other equally talented builders will have a chance to be showcased.

Here’s Tyler with an inside look at the House of the Brick.

The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark is open daily with a few exceptions throughout the year, so be sure to plan and book your visit in advance.

What’s your favorite part inside the LEGO House? Share us what you think in the comments below.

More LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Characters Plus Season Pass Revealed!

TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive took to the NYCC stage their latest reveal of Marvel characters getting the LEGO treatment in the much awaited video game sequel, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Not missing on this annual comic book fan convention, TT Games’ Arthur Parsons and Marvel’s Bill Rosemann took the opportunity of announcing a ton of new Marvel characters that will make their debut as playable, LEGO minifigures in the highly anticipated video game. The New York Comic Con panel presentation also placed the spotlight on what LEGO Marvel fans can expect from the game’s Season Pass.

It is interesting to note that the game’s Season Pass pays homage to new and upcoming MCU films and series through its six (6) Level Packs which include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and soon to be released Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and upcoming series Cloak and Dagger and Runaways. The schedule of release for these DLCs is still yet to be announced and it’s interesting to see how this additional content will tie up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline.

The Season Pass also offers four (4) Character Packs, including Agents of Atlas, Out of Time, Champions, and the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy, giving LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 a whooping 260+ Marvel comic book and MCU characters all at your disposal. The folks over at TT Games went the extra mile when they painstakingly included nice background info (such as their profiles and first comic book appearance) on each of these 260+ characters which players can access during the game.

Speaking of characters, Parsons and Rosemann also took the opportunity to tease a handful of new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 characters that will make their way into the game once it’s released to the public on November 14. Check out the screen grabs below. Thanks to Collider for providing the live stream with these awesome people of TT Games and Marvel, and to Brick Fanz for polishing the screen grabs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Revealed and Other Similar Sets Slated for 2018.

This year’s New York Comic Con is now on its last leg, and with it comes a reveal of a handful of new LEGO sets scheduled for release in January and April next year. The news surfaced when the good ‘ol folks from Jedi News were able to snap some photos of the LEGO BrickHeadz truck used to distribute the NYCC exclusive, LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498). On display was a pretty neat poster hinting on 12 new BrickHeadz, all slated for release in 2018. Expected to be available in January and April, these new collectibles are all based on upcoming films such as the Justice League (#21-#24), Star Wars The Last Jedi and presumably from the Han Solo Anthology (#25, #26. #39, #40), and Avengers: Infinity War (#35-#38).

We don’t have any official word yet on what the DCEU and MCU-based BrickHeadz will be, but Brickset has updated its database to include Rey #25 (41602) and Kylo Ren #26 (41603) as they are seen from The Last Jedi. Rumor also has it that sets 41608 and 41609 will be that of Han Solo #39 and Chewbacca #49 respectively. Leaked images of the Rey and Kylo Ren BrickHeadz are now making their round online, and I trust you know the  way if you really wanted to see these.

There are also some speculations floating around about what the rest of the 2018 BrickHeadz will be. Based on their silhouettes, it is not far-fetched to consider that the Justice Lague BrickHeadz will be that of The Flash (#21), Wonder Woman (#22), Aquaman (#23 – the trident is a no-brainer, giveaway), and Cyborg (#24). Those BrickHeadz from the Avengers: Infinity War series is a little bit tricky to decipher, save perhaps from Starlord (#36) and his signature laser blasters.

In similar news, the Force seems to be strong with shop.LEGO.com, now that it has unveiled two additional LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz under its belt, making the movie franchise as of this writing, the most represented license in the LEGO BrickHeadz line. Finn #19 (41485) and Captain Phasma #20 (41486) now both have their BrickHeadz counterpart, as seen in The Force Awakens. Here are their official images and a couple of product description from LEGO. The LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Finn and Captain Phasma will be both available on November 1st.

Finn (41485)

Join the Resistance with a LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character featuring Finn!

This LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character featuring Finn is fun to build using LEGO bricks that recreate all of his iconic details from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, including First Order Stormtrooper armor and utility belt. He also has a detachable blaster pistol and stands on a buildable collector’s baseplate with BrickHeadz icon for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character featuring Finn has BrickHeadz eyes and authentic details from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, including iconic white First Order Stormtrooper armor, utility belt and a detachable blaster pistol.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other characters from the Star Wars saga, and many more from your favorite Star Wars films, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • This fun construction character is suitable for ages 10+.
  • Stands over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square and under 1” (1cm) high.
Captain Phasma (41486)

Lead the First Order with a LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character featuring Captain Phasma™

This LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character featuring Captain Phasma™ is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all of her iconic details from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, including Stormtrooper armor, helmet and a buildable cape. She also has a detachable blaster pistol and stands on a buildable collector’s baseplate with BrickHeadz icon for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character featuring Captain Phasma™ has authentic details from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, including iconic First Order Stormtrooper armor and helmet, buildable cape and a detachable blaster pistol.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other characters from the blockbuster Star Wars saga, and many more from your favorite Star Wars films, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • This cool construction character is suitable for ages 10+.
  • Stands over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square and under 1” (1cm) high.

So what do you think brick fans? It seems that the LEGO BrickHeadz will be here for the long run. What are your thoughts on this latest line of blocky, brick heads from LEGO? What will you pick up among these? Leave your comments below.

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures Now On Sale At Select TRU Stores.

This year’s LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 promotionals are now up, and as we reported from yesterday, this annual LEGO and TRU promo have already kicked off in some parts of the world and has just recently began in the US. For its first wave of offerings during this week (October 1 to 7), LEGO purchases of $50 and above at any Toys R Us stores will entitle you to a free LEGO Bricktober Minifigure set  which is from the Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu theme.  Week 2 (October 8 to 14) giveaways will be the LEGO Batman Movie minifigs; Week 3 (October 15-21) the LEGO City Jungle Exploration; and Week 4 (October 22-28) will be a selection of LEGO CMFs coming from past series.

According to some reports we’re receiving from our brick fans, certain TRU stores, particularly in Arlington, Texas, are now even offering Week 2 series which is yet to be released next week. Furthermore, store clerks are even offering them for sale for $19.99 per set even without any qualifying purchases, including The LEGO Batman Movie series, which is still due next week. Here are some images snapped by one of our friends.

What I find odd is the fact that there seems to be an absence of any active promotions or marketing for these minifigure sets. According to reports, there are no visible in-store signages of any kind that hints on these Bricktober promotionals. Unlike that of last year’s where flyers were given away to promote 2016’s Bricktober minifigs, this year is somewhat lacking. This is only me speculating, but it could be that TRU has underestimated how popular these minifigure sets are and is now doing some regulating of some sorts to ensure that there will be plenty of sets to go around during the next three weeks, OR in light of their recent financial crisis and bankruptcy, advertising is one of the company’s activities that are placed in the backburner. Couple it with a rather low morale from their frontline store personnel, then you can expect a relatively apathetic atmosphere where you can easily get products that are not yet supposed to be offered.

We just have to wait and see if TRU will be consistent in its announcements and promo, and for the mean time please let us know if these 2017 Bricktober Minifigure sets are now available in your local TRU stores. Drop us a comment below if you happen to spot them.

Thanks to Justin for giving us a heads up.

Plan Your LEGO Holiday Shopping With the LEGO Store November Calendar!

Time to plan your LEGO holiday shopping, especially that the LEGO Store November Calendar is now up. Get a chance to earn double VIP points and exclusive freebies on Black Friday offers, plus The LEGO Batman Movie gets its own D2C set with the wacky and colorful Joker Manor (70922). Here are the details of next month’s LEGO Store highlights and offers.

November 1-15: FREE 24-in-1 Holiday Countdown Set (40253) with a purchase of $99 or more, while supplies last.

This ‘build and rebuild’ set comes in at 254 pieces, that allows you to create Christmas-themed builds much similar to what you can find in LEGO’s series of advent calendars. As far as I can recall, this is the second Christmas build-up offering that LEGO came up with since it offered its first holiday-themed build up (40222) last year.

November 7-8: VIP Monthly Mini Model Build is a St. Bernard Dog (40249)

To reserve your spot, simply register for the September MMB by visiting shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting August 15. The LEGO MMB is meant for children ages 6 to 14, and must be completely built in store.

November 18-19: VIPs get Double Points and special Brick Friday offers.

If you’re still mulling over your LEGO Christmas shopping list and wishing to earn those double VIP points, then you may want to schedule your shopping during these dates. We don’t have information yet on what LEGO has in store for its Brick Friday deals – we’ll update you as soon as we receive confirmation.

 

November 24: November’s D2C set, The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922), is available for purchase.

Starting November 24, this exclusive direct-to-consumer set will be on sale for everyone (both VIPs and non-VIP members) retailing at $269.99. This 3,444-piece set features Joker’s iteration of the sprawling Wayne estate as he envisioned it in The LEGO Batman Movie. It is packed with many colorful details and play features such as roller coaster that goes around the whole building, a huge buildable Joker head with trapdoor and slide, and many more.

November 24: Brick Friday doorbuster sale items go live both in store and online.

We’ll keep this under the radar so we can give you the latest updates on Brick Friday deals and sales once they go live.

November 24-27: Exclusive Brick Friday 2017 Offers!

Other than tons of LEGO sets to be put on sale, LEGO sweetens the deal with this year’s limited-edition seasonal freebie. For purchases made from November 24 to 27, LEGO brick fans will receive an exclusive Brick Friday offer which is the Nutcracker that comes free for every single receipt purchase of $99 and above.

Though any LEGO freebie will always be welcomed, last year’s exclusive promotional which is the Snowglobe (40223) is still much to be desired.  If you plan to visit your local LEGO brand store, you’ll be happy to know that LEGO is giving away a free Canvas Tote Bag (5005326) to help you carry your haul. For a minimum purchase of $199, you’ll get to bring home this exclusive bag, which is also available for any online purchases as well.

If you opt to do your shopping at home, then Shop@Home offers free shipping between these dates as well.

Some of the sets in my Christmas wishlist include the Winter Village Station (10259) and its complementary set the Winter Holiday Train (10254). I’m also hoping to have the massively grand Ninjago City (70620) and the soon to be retired Palace Cinema (10232).

What is in your LEGO Christmas wishlist? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

 

LEGO Friends Mini Keepsake Box (40266) Promotional Now Up.

For the entire month of October, shop.LEGO.com and other LEGO brand stores will be giving away a free LEGO Friends Mini Keepsake Box (40266) for every qualifying purchase of LEGO Friends items worth $25 or more. We first had a glimpse of this nice, brick-built box when it first appeared in the LEGO Store October Calendar published at the start of September.

LEGO® Friends Mini Keepsake Box (item 40266) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores. Offer valid from October 1 through 11:59pm EST, October 31, 2017 or while supplies last only. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $25 in LEGO Friends merchandise from the current assortment; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. Offers exclude Bricks & Pieces and backorder items. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. One free set per household. Set is valued at approximately a $4.99 (US) / $6.99 (CA) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Set is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets cannot be purchased. Offers not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time without advance notice.

 

 

 

 

Please do note that though the Mini Keepsake Box (40266) is going to be available until the end of the month, there’s no guarantee that it will still be up for grabs by then, depending on the demand for this freebie. Though I’m not particularly fond of the LEGO Friends series, this 105-piece Mini Keepsake Box (40266) is quite an impressive build on its own. It sports two compartments: a covered, top compartment and a sliding drawer in front. It’s a pretty neat and functional build if I should say so, and comes at a relatively lower price point compared to other promotionals. Other than the LEGO Friends Mini Keepsake Box (40266) another promotional is still up and running until October 8 – the LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (30609) minifigure polybag.

LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498) Are These Year’s NYCC LEGO Exclusives.

After yesterday’s tease of this year’s New York Comic Con LEGO exclusive, we now have our first look at what these sets are. Alluding to the classic Star Wars saga, we have the iconic characters of Boba Fett and Han Solo rendered in LEGO BrickHeadz form. With a total piece count of 329 pieces, the LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498) numbered 27 and 28 respectively, is the first and largest LEGO BrickHeadz offered as of to date.

The Han Solo in Carbonite features the very first official BrickHeadz “closed eye” design, and stands as the largest LEGO BrickHeadz ever made. The LEGO BrickHeadz Boba Fett features tons of details and unique pieces exclusive to this year’s LEGO New York Comic Con offering. Set 41498 will be available to all qualified Comic-Con attendees (via a preliminary lottery system), retailing for $40 each.

What do you think brick fans of this year’s NYCC LEGO BrickHeadz exclusive? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

This Year’s New York Comic-Con LEGO Exclusive Will Be… LEGO Star War BrickHeadz!

We’re counting the days away before this year’s New York Comic-Con kicks in this Thursday. Similarly to this year’s SDCC, expect legions of LEGO fans to flock the halls of Javits Center from October 5 to 8 to have their try on this year’s exclusive NYCC LEGO set. As it turns out, Jedi News has reported that this year’s exclusive set will be a LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz, in contrast to the DC and Marvel-themed LEGO BrickHeadz sets exclusively sold during San Diego Comic-Con last July.

Do take note that the box art images for this exclusive pair of LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz do not represent the actual product. Same as in other comic-con events, purchasing these sets will be determined via a lottery system (which was already done and attendees who qualified were already notified), which eventually spikes up interest for these collectibles. The NYCC LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz comes in at 329 pieces retailing for $40, and will be available for sale for qualified attendees from October 5 to 8. Each BrickHeadz comes with its unique series number (27 and 28 respectively) and customized baseplate.

So what do you think brick fans, which Star Wars characters would you like to see receiving the LEGO BrickHeadz treatment? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned here at the BrickShow for the latest news updates about this year’s NYCC exclusive.