LEGO Unveils Its First SDCC 2017 Exclusive Minifigure.

LEGO has been quite mum about this one, until now. We saw from last year that CW’s Rey Palmer (aka Atom) of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was one of San Diego Comic Con’s exclusive swags, alongside Steve Roger’s Captain America. This time around, we have another character from Legends of Tomorrow that a few brick fans will be so fortunate enough to have. LEGO has shared via its Twitter account that Vixen will now be getting the exclusive LEGO SDCC treatment for this year’s SDCC.

For those of you who are not familiar with her character, Vixen (aka Amaya Jiwe) is a CW character and a former member of Justice Society of America played on screen by Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Hailing from Africa, Vixen is an expert in hand-to-hand combat, made even more deadly by the powerful Anansi Totem – a magically imbued necklace that allows her to summon or harness the life force of animals, giving her superhuman strength, speed, agility, and resistance to the elements.

The manner of having Vixen in her exclusive LEGO minifigure form will be basically the same as that from previous years. If you’re attending this year’s Comic Con, you must be at the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30PM and wait in line from July 20 to 23. This limited edition, SDCC exclusive minifig is expected to shoot up in value in the aftermarket for as much as $200 to $250. Even as of this writing, a couple of pre-auction listings on eBay are now posted.

If you’re unable to attend this year’s Comic Con, LEGO will still be running its usual online raffle via Twitter, so be sure to keep tabs with their social media accounts. Be sure to stay tuned with us for more LEGO SDCC updates only here at the Brick Show!

 

 

 

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LEGO Ideas Woman of NASA Slated to be Released at the End of the Year.

Hate them or love them, the next LEGO Ideas set that pays tribute to NASA’s space exploration program now has a launch date. Following the release of the highly in-demand, LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) set, we now have confirmation that the next NASA-themed set is expected to be released on December 1 of this year.

Designed by LEGO fan and space enthusiast Maia Weinstock (aka 20tauri over at LEGO Ideas), the LEGO Ideas Women of NASA is the next approved LEGO Ideas project following the NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), and the yet to be released Old Fishing Store (21310). The reveal was made at the LEGO fan event, Japan Brickfest held last June, where members of the LEGO Community Engagement Team announced the set’s launch date during one of their presentation.

Though it was briefly said in passing, the announcement of the launch date wasn’t hard to miss. Check out the video below and pause it around the 7:34 mark.

Truth be told, many LEGO Ideas fans were not that thrilled when the announcement was made regarding the selection of the Women of NASA as the next official LEGO Ideas set. It was met with mixed reactions from the LEGO community – from those who laud LEGO for giving more emphasis on sets that inspire budding scientists regardless of their gender, to those who lament the fact that it is such a small set with very limited play features.

Whatever your take on this, we still yet to see how LEGO will tweak on its preliminary fan-made design to somehow make it more appealing to the majority of LEGO fans, young and old alike. In the meantime come by September, we still have the Old Fishing Store (21310) to watch out for which is expected to have a good amount of following.

 

 

 

A Look at LEGO at Disney’s D23 Expo 2017.

Disney’s grandest fan event has just concluded, and on the last day of the D23 Expo, LEGO and Disney fans surely had a blast. Held at Anaheim Convention Center in California, Disney made sure that LEGO had a sizeable presence at the convention. With its various reveals such as the new playable character in the person of Homemade Suit Spider-Man in the upcoming video game sequel LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, and various promotional builds for Spider-Man Homecoming, Toy Story 4, and so much more, LEGO’s vibe is undeniably felt in the air.

Though it is expected that next week’s SDCC will create more LEGO-related buzz, these brick-built statues at the D23 Expo knows how to get attention. This life-sized, brick-built statue of Spider-Man as he hangs on a window is definitely for the win. Thanks to DiscussingFilm and Bill Roseman for sharing these images via Twitter.

 

 

Spider-Man Homemade Suit Makes Its Way as a Playable Character in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2.

LEGO and TT Games recently stirred things up in this year’s largest Disney fan event at the D23 Expo. With their additional reveal of another playable character in the highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 at the Level Up! Video Game Showcase, it seems that more, never-before-seen LEGO Marvel characters will be included in the game sequel. Following the reveal of Medusa both as a playable character in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 and as an impressive brick-built LEGO statue at E3 last month, we now have another LEGO Marvel character that adds to the roster of web-slinging superheroes that you can access in the video game. Homemade Suit Spider-Man is a playable character straight from MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming film, with Peter Parker’s signature homemade red hoodie and blue jeans costume.

Homemade Suit Spider-Man seems to be of standard fare as compared to other Spider-Man characters in the game, with the usual web shot ranged and melee combo attacks. Nevertheless, having a character uniquely donned as this one surely adds excitement and fun in the game. Let’s take a look at this gameplay video as revealed at the D23 Expo.

Now that were just a few days away before this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially kicks off, expect more reveals from Warner Bros. and TT Games later on. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 launches on November 14 and is now available for pre-order. Get the Deluxe Edition and you’ll get an early access to the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack which features playable classic GOTG characters, including Charlie-27, Yondu, Major Vance, and Starhawk among others. Plus, you’ll also be receiving the exclusive Giant-Man minifigure which you can only get when you pre-order the game.

 

 

 

First Wave of 2018 LEGO DC Superheroes Sets Slated to Debut During Next Week’s SDCC 2017.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a round-up of the most exciting LEGO sets rumored to debut next year. Included in the list are some of LEGO’s most popular themes, including its Superheroes line of sets coming from both Marvel and DC Comics. Thanks to a recent report by Forbes, and just in time for this year’s San Diego Comic Con, we now have confirmation of some of these sets, particularly from DC Comics. According to the report, these sets will be on display at the LEGO Booth at SDCC next week, with price points ranging from $19.99 to $39.99 once it is offered to the public beginning January of 2018.

Comparatively, I find these sets more appealing than LEGO’s offerings from 2016’s SDCC, particularly the LEGO Marvel Hulk vs. Red Hulk (76078) set. This year’s collection of DC themed sets will probably be more attractive to fans given the unique minifigure offerings that each of them has. The sets also feature new, buildable Power Units that may be connected to each other. Furthermore, the sets may also be seamlessly combined together for more imaginative play. I’m not really sure what these Power Units do, but I’ll just have to leave it for everyone’s fancy on how they work or fit together. Here’s a look at our first wave of 2018 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets, with their respective product descriptions courtesy of The Brick Fan.

Superman Krypto Team-Up (76096)

Minifigures include Superman, Lobo, and his first ever minifig based on a new mould, Krypto. Though the set’s name implies that it is Superman who will take the center stage, most of the set’s pieces are dedicated to Lobo’s unholy Space Hog bike.

Join Krypto™ the Super-Dog’s bid to release Superman™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Superman & Krypto Team-Up set, featuring Lobo’s Space Hog bike, a Kryptonite prison, buildable red Power Unit and assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures. Fire the Space Hog bike’s stud shooters and use its bomb-dropping function to activate the prison’s explode function. This awesome set also includes 2 minifigures and a Krypto the Super-Dog figure.

 

  • Includes Superman™ and Lobo™ minifigures, plus a buildable Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure.
  • Lobo’s Space Hog bike features a minifigure seat, 2 Kryptonite stud shooters, bomb-dropping function, and 2 adjustable boosters.
  • Kryptonite prison features 2 translucent-green prison walls and an explode function.
  • Use the bomb dropped from Lobo’s Space Hog to activate the prison’s explode function.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable red Power Unit.
  • Krypto™ the Super-Dog figure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the Kryptonite prison to the 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set for even more Justice League action.
  • Space Hog measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
  • Kryptonite prison measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.

 

Lex Luthor Mech Takedown (76097)

This set includes the minifig versions of Lex Luthor, Batman, Wonder Woman, and for the first time, Cheetah and Firestorm. Though we already saw Lex Luthor stomping in his own mechanized LEGO suit back in 2012 with the Superman vs. Power Armor Lex (6862), this newer version of Lex Luthor’s armor is considerably larger and has more weaponry than its predecessor. The newer Lex Luthor Mech also features several new LEGO pieces and my personal favorite, a Firestorm minifig.

6097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown – $39.99

Team up with the Justice League heroes to grab the Power Unit back from Cheetah™ with this LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set. The Lex Luthor Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter and attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements. This action-packed set also includes Batman’s Bat Glider with 2 stud shooters, the buildable green Power Unit, 5 minifigures, plus assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

Includes 5 minifigures: Lex Luthor™, Batman™ (in Rebirth costume), Wonder Woman™, Firestorm™ and Cheetah™.

Lex Luthor™ Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, posable legs, arms and fingers, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter, buildable axe, attachment points for 3 collectible Power Unit elements, plus an attachment point for the Kryptonite prison featured in 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-Up.

The mech’s escape pod has fold-out wings, an attachment point for a Power Unit element and 2 detachable guns.
Bat Glider features an attachment point for the Batman™ minifigure, 2 stud shooters and translucent-yellow light-style elements.

  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable green Power Unit.
  • Attach the buildable red and blue Power Units from the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76098
  • Speed Force Freeze Pursuit sets to the Lex Luthor™ Mech.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Wonder Woman’s lasso and Cheetah’s spear.
  • Batman™ minifigure (in Rebirth costume) is new for January 2018.
  • Connect to the Kryptonite Prison in the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up set to the Lex Luthor™ Mech for even more Justice League action.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech measures over 7” (19cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Escape pod measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Bat Glider measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (3cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

Speed Force Freeze Pursuit (76098)

The final set in this reveal includes several characters that will be a sure hit for fans of the red speedster. For the first time ever, both minifig versions of the Flash and Reverse Flash appear in a set, together with Cyborg and the newer Killer Frost. The set is relatively small given its rather high price point. However, throwing in the Reverse Flash may likewise make up for it.

6098 Speed Force Freeze Pursuit – $29.99 

Dash with The Flash™ to catch Reverse-Flash™ and match the awesome CyborgCopter against Killer Frost’s Ice Car with the LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes Speed Force Freeze Pursuit set. The CyborgCopter features a net shooter and detachable weapons to also use as minifigure weapons and the Ice Car has an adjustable bulldozer blade and 2 stud shooters. Play out a Justice League vs. villains battle for the blue Power Unit with 4 minifigures and assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifiigures.

 

  • Includes 4 minifigures: The Flash™, Reverse-Flash™, Cyborg™ and Killer Frost™.
  • CyborgCopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotor blade, net shooter, detachable dual stud shooter and detachable radar to also use as minifigure weapons, and translucent-red light-style elements.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car features a minifigure seat, adjustable bulldozer blade, dual stud shooters and translucent-ice-blue elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable blue Power Unit.
  • Weapons include The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts.
  • Combine with 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown for even more Justice League action.
  • CyborgCopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

Hopefully, we’ll see more 2018 sets make their debut during next week’s San Diego Comic Con. Do you have any particular superhero that you wish to be given the LEGO treatment? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

 

Justice League’s Flash Get’s a Life-Sized LEGO Statue for SDCC 2017.

If there is one thing that attracts fans towards the LEGO Booth at SDCC other than the cool exclusives offered, are their brick-built, life-size replicas of our most favorite comic book superheroes. Last year, we saw the larger-than-life versions of MCU’s Captain America and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman given the LEGO treatment, and this time around another superhero will be immortalized in brick form just in time of next week’s San Diego Comic Con. LEGO has announced via its social networking sites, that the Justice League’s cinematic version of the Flash (starred by Ezra Miller) will be heading its way to this year’s SDCC as its first big build statue.

According to Mashable, the sculpture was made at the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut under the helm of 23-year old master builder Mark Roe. Using LEGO’s cutting edge, proprietary brick-building software and approximately 21,000 bricks, the Flash is ready to speed its way to San Diego next week.

The brick-built statue is glued using an adhesive that eventually melts the bricks together once they are in place, wrapped around a steel frame that acts as the build’s skeletal framework. This is definitely one build that can go at the speed of light without shattering into pieces.

We’ll keep our radars open and see if there will be another life-sized LEGO statue that will roll out from the LEGO model shop anytime soon. So stay tuned only here at the Brick Show! Images above are courtesy of Mashable.

 

 

Everything is Awesome With LEGO @SDCC 2017 – A Look at LEGO-Related Panels and Events.

We’re now less than a week away before this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially kicks off, and Comic-Con’s website has now been updated to include the full schedule of events throughout the fan convention. LEGO is intentional in leaving its mark on this year’s SDCC, with the announcement of its regular LEGO SDCC exclusives such as the LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Spider-Man and Venom (41497) and LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (41496), both on sale via a lottery system on July 20 and 21 respectively.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie panel is also drawing in a good number attendees as of this writing, and for a good reason. Not only will it be graced by the stars of the film such as Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods, but there’s also a promise of a movie-themed, exclusive give away for the audience.

Another program to watch out for is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game panel. Warner Bros. Gaming and TT Games have collaborated to give the audience a preview of the games latest game trailer plus a new character to be revealed. To sweeten the deal, LEGO will also be throwing exclusive audience give aways which is really exciting. Will this be an exclusive LEGO SDCC minifigure? Will find out soon enough. Here are the rest of the details of the various LEGO-related panels that are listed in SDCC 2017’s website. Please take note these may change without prior notice, and will keep our site updated from time to time. So if you’re all set to head over at the San Diego Convention Center next week, be sure to drop by at these locations.

Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A

Thursday July 20, 2017 11:15am – 12:15pm; Room 6A

Your favorite character from The LEGO Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts, and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism-she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Producers and members of the voice cast will give a sneak peek at this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty!is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:45pm – 7:45pm; Room 6A

In this big screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, a.k.a. the Green Ninja (Dave Franco), along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Meet the Talent Behind the Video Game

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:45pm – 2:45pm; Room 6A

The team behind the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 videogame-including Arthur Parsons (head of design, TT Games), Bill Rosemann (executive creative director, Marvel Games), Justin Ramsden (designer, LEGO), Kurt Busiek (comics writer, Avengers Forever), and Dan Veesenmeyer (comic content artist, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers)-offer an inside look at this all-new original adventure, the sequel to the smash hit LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Moderated by Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (vice president and executive editor, Marvel Digital), this celebration of the Marvel Universe will provide fans with a first look at a new game trailer, new character and artwork reveals, and exclusive audience giveaways. Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 pits players against the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an epic cosmic battle across the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. The game will be released on November 14.  Pre-order it here via Amazon.

World Premiere of LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am – 12:00pm; Room 6BCF

Mystery, Inc. heads to Blowout Beach for a real swinging beach party, but when the Ghost Pirates threaten to crush the good vibes, it’s up to Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma to get the party back on track and save the day! Be among the first to see this all-new LEGO/Scooby-Doo movie, then stay for a fun-filled panel featuring actors Matthew Lillard (Twin Peaks, The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), the voices of Shaggy and Daphne respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales and director Ethan Spaulding.TV Guide Magazine senior writer Damian Holbrook will moderate the hijinks. LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash will be available on July 25, 2017 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  Pre-order it here via Amazon.

World Premiere of LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:15pm – 1:45pm; Room 6BCF

Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for our young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. See the world premiere of this film, the first LEGO entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon, then stay for a fun panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony), and Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games), respectively, alongside producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), director Todd Grimes (Back at the Barnyard), and screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Monsuno). DC All Access host Tiffany Smith moderates. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 25, on digital HD, and August 8 on DVD.  Pre-order it here via Amazon.

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Sunday July 23, 2017 3:00pm – 4:00pm; Room 7AB

Join creators of the smash-hit Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series and LEGO Ninjago toys for an in-depth look behind the scenes. Writers Kevin and Dan Hageman, show runner Tommy Andreasen, senior creative director Simon Lucas, and IP lead Nelson Lamonicago under the hood and explore the Ninjago universe. Plus, sneak peeks and an appearance from voice talent of the hit show. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

 

 

 

 

A Closer Look at 2017’s LEGO Inside Tour Commemorative Set – The LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000024).

This year’s LEGO Inside Tour has already been concluded, and though it has been weeks since the last batch of tour participants left the LEGO Group’s headquarters in Billund, their experience during the tour and the things that LEGO has unveiled in the process, is of great significance even for us LEGO fans residing in this corner of the globe.

Since its beginnings in 2005, the LEGO Inside Tour offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the LEGO Group. From their staff and designers’ day-to-day activities, to the daily operations of their production plant where the iconic bricks are made, tour participants get to see a glimpse of how LEGO is devoted and passionate in creating the coolest toy ever created. At the end of the two-day tour, LEGO caps off the experience with a very unique gift that each participant gets to bring home that perfectly sums up the LIT experience.

Each LEGO Inside Tour commemorative gift is unique in itself, with a new one released every year thoughtfully designed under close collaboration with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, TLG’s current owner and grandson of LEGO founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.  Needless to say, this commemorative gift represents everything that is close to the heart of LEGO as a respected company, and symbolizes TLG’s significant milestones throughout the years.

If you recall, last 2016’s LEGO Inside Tour saw the reveal of the LEGO Truck Show (4000022) as its gift to participants of the tour. The set looks back at LEGO’s marketing efforts back in the late nineties where they opted to go mobile in promoting the LEGO brand among children and adults. More like LEGO’s version of a travelling road show, the LEGO Truck Show has proved to be popular during its heyday, with children excitingly waiting for the famed yellow Volvo truck to appear in their neighborhood. It represented a significant milestone in the life of TLG where the company can get to bring the creative fun of the LEGO brand to kids across the globe.

Each LEGO Inside Tour set, like 2016’s LEGO Truck Show, represents a very important landmark for LEGO. This year, LEGO has invested a great deal in envisioning another very important event in the life of the company. Under the helm of LEGO’s current CEO Bali Padda, the LEGO House – whose construction began in 2014 – is expected to open to the public on September 28, 2017.

Things are gradually taking shape within the LEGO House, with three large-scale, brick-built dinosaur models stealing the scene. However, awesome as these builds are, they are eventually humbled in comparison to the colossal, Tree of Creativity which stands in the middle of LEGO Square. The Tree of Creativity stands at over 15 meters tall and is made mainly of standard brown, black, and green bricks totalling to more than 6.3 million pieces. It represents everything that is important to LEGO, its history, vision and aspirations. Check out the video below courtesy of Beyond the Brick that shows the fine details of the Tree of Creativity and the rest of the cool things inside the LEGO House.

In the midst of LEGO House stands one of the world’s most iconic LEGO models, at over 15m tall and packed full of details and surprises even the most avid LEGO enthusiast cannot fail to be impressed by the Tree of Creativity.

Originally the team had a few more ideas for alternative models, but in the end it was the tree that won because the idea was so strong. The base and roots of the tree represent the LEGO Group foundation in wooden toys and at the very top LEGO minifigure workers are building new branches using a giant crane. Just like LEGO House itself.

The unique LEGO model is built by hand from 6.316.611 standard LEGO bricks and took 24.350 hours to assemble.

2017 is a big year for LEGO, especially when the doors of the LEGO House open to public for the very first time come September 28. It is no wonder then that this year’s LEGO Inside Tour pays a fitting tribute to this magnificent tree, dedicating this year’s LIT commemorative set to this fitting metaphor. The LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000024) set stands as a reminder of the strong and humble roots of LEGO, and the ever expanding horizon that its leaves and branches reach.

Since only a few blessed souls get to attend the LEGO Inside Tour on a yearly basis, we are thankful to the Brickfinder for sharing the following images for all of us to see and appreciate. These images give us a closer look at the miniature model of the Tree of Creativity of the LEGO House, plus some background information about the set.

Stuart Harris, Senior Experience Designer and overall responsible for the large-scale models that will go into the LEGO House, shares his thoughts about the LEGO Tree of Creativity.

The Tree of Creativity is beautiful in itself, but it is also a metaphor for the LEGO Group. It’s stood the test of time and has grown over many years, which represents the continual growth of the company. The base and roots of the tree represent our foundation in wooden toys and at the very top you’ll see the tree is ‘unfinished’. Minifigure workers can be seen building new branches using the giant crane sitting at the very top, representing the on-going renewal and development of the LEGO Group.

Credit goes to Mr. Robin Yeo and Brickfinder for sharing these images.

What do you think about this year’s LEGO Inside Tour Tree of Creativity set? Do you think LEGO made a right call in choosing this as a commemorative LIT set? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie SDCC 2017 Giveaway Announced, Plus Other Promotional Items.

With less than two weeks before this year’s San Diego Comic Con, LEGO and Warner Bros. Pictures has announced its plans of setting up a panel to promote their latest brick-built film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Building on the phenomenal success of The LEGO Batman Movie, the LEGO Ninjago Movie is also expected to create waves once it hit theaters in September. To help promote the film, the stars and cast of TLNM will hold a panel at this year’s SDCC to take place in Room 6A of the Convention Hall of the San Diego Convention Center, as confirmed by film writers Kevin and Dan Hageman.

As it seems, there will be two LEGO Ninjago panels slated for SDCC 2017: one for the TV show and another for the theatrical release. To make the event more exciting, Cosmic Book News reports that attendees of the LEGO Ninjago Movie panel will receive an exclusive, mystery giveaway.

“On Thursday evening, attend a panel for “The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie” in the convention hall’s room 6A, with stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods and producer Dan Lin. Attendees will receive an exclusive, movie-themed giveaway”.

If seeing the stars and cast of the film is not enough reason to attend the SDCC panel, then this free and exclusive giveaway will surely do the trick. We have no word yet on what this movie-themed exclusive item is, but we’re positive that more news will come in as we count the days before this year’s grandest comic fan convention on the planet.

In related news, LEGO has also revealed a handful of TLNM promotional polybags to gear up our excitement for the film. If you recall, we saw the film’s very first promotional with the reveal of the LEGO Ninjago Movie Kendo Lloyd (30608) polybag a few weeks ago which includes an unlocking code tied-up to The LEGO Ninjago Movie video game. This time, Brickset has updated its database to include three additional promotional polybags which you can find below.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Movie Maker (5004394)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai’s Dojo Pod (5004916)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Wu Keychain (5004915)

 

We’ll wait for more news and info on when and where we can find these promotionals – our bet is that some of these might be specific to some retailers, or will come as a free item whenever you shop at LEGO stores both online and in-stores. So for the mean time, keep your ninja senses sharp for more TLNM updates only here at the Brick Show!

 

 

Here’s a Round-Up of The Most Exciting Rumored LEGO Sets That Will Debut in 2018.

Just recently, reliable LEGO insider and Eurobricks member Sir von LEGO has shared several bits of information on what LEGO has in the works for 2018. Joining him is also a handful of news from another trusted source over at Instagram, Delta Customs. We’re already half way through the year and it seems that LEGO is now setting the stage for another batch of sets based on current and upcoming themes. Bear in mind that even though Sir von LEGO has a good track record of being a trustworthy source of what’s going on inside LEGO’s creative labs, we should always take these kind of news with a grain of salt and see later on if it measures up with LEGO’s official announcements.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Infinity War and Black Panther

First off, we have some rather expected news from the LEGO Super Heroes front. It’s not really that much of a bang to know that LEGO will launch a good number of sets based on MCU’s grandest film of all considering that LEGO has been in the league with Disney and Marvel. The Avengers: Infinity War will also get the LEGO treatment with six (6) sets slated to be released, similar to what they did with the Avengers: Age of Ultron subtheme. We don’t have any word yet from Sir von LEGO on what these sets are, or how they will look like. It is understandable, considering how strict Disney and Marvel is against leaks on such a grand film. Similarly, it is not just Infinity War that gets a nod from LEGO’s top brass, but also that of the King of Wakanda himself, the Black Panther. According to reports, MCU’s Black Panther will get two (2) sets similar to other MCU franchises like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. Black Panther is set to debut in theaters in February next year, 3 months earlier than Infinity War so it’s interesting to see how the events in this film will affect the course of things later on for our Marvel superheroes.

2018 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Sets

This piece of info may not come from Sir von LEGO, but it nevertheless deserves to be mentioned here. Delta Customs, another respected LEGO informant, has announced three LEGO DC Comics sets to debut next year. According to Delta, there will be three sets under the LEGO DC Comics’ theme with the first being one of the most unlikely character ever to come in LEGO form. I’m not sure if I’m using the right analogy here, but I guess it is fair to say that he may be considered DC’s counterpart to Marvel’s irreverently funny, Deadpool. I’m referring to DC’s Lobo, the intergalactic bounty hunter. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Set #1 is reported to be named as Lobo’s Spacehog, which includes Lobo himself and the Man of Steel, Superman. The following images are taken from the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game.

Speaking of Superman, his archenemy Lex Luthor will also take center stage once more with his Lex Luthor Mech. Set #2 is said to be larger than 2012’s Superman vs Power Armor Lex (6862) and will include the minifig versions of Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Wonder Woman, Batman and Firestorm. Batman will also come with a brick-built wing pack so it is interesting to see that.

Set #3 and the final rumored set under this Super Heroes subtheme is coined as Cyborg Helicopter and Freeze Car. It features the minifigure versions of Cyborg, Flash, Killer Frost, and Reverse Flash. I suppose Cyborg and Flash will have a different form as compared to their DCEU counterparts seen on the LEGO Justice League sets.

2018 The LEGO Batman Movie Sets

It seems that The LEGO Batman Movie fever is still pitch high. According to Sir von LEGO, TLBM is said to have five (5) additional LEGO sets under its belt come next year, two of which were earlier reported by Delta Customs.

Justice League Anniversary Party

This set is a nod to the scene in TLBM where the JL super heroes are partying at Superman’s place in the Fortress of Solitude. It will be nice to even have just at least half of the super heroes minifigs in attendance during that scene, but it is highly unlikely. This set is reported to include the minifig versions of Superman, Hawkman, El Dorado and Wonder Dog, and will perhaps, be the very first LEGO set to include the Fortress of Solitude.

Egghead’s Food Fight

This set will include Egghead himself aboard his mech and Condiment King. The images below are from The Brick Fan as seen from the book, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. Though there is no confirmation that this is how the minifigs will actually look like, nevertheless, they give us a pretty good hint on how they may be as an actual LEGO set

Harley Quinn’s Cannon Ball Attack

This is another rumored set that has a direct reference on The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. It includes Harley, Batgirl, a driver, and another yet-to-be revealed character.

Bat-Buggy

This set comes with the minifig versions of Batman of Captain Boomerang. Again, these images are taken from the abovementioned book, and should not be considered as the final model. However, it is kind of tempting to think what other official LEGO sets may be hiding in this book.

Bat-Space Shuttle

The Bat-Space Shuttle is a nod at one of the Bat-themed vehicles that Robin found while exploring around the Batcave as seen from the above clip. It is reported to include the three minifig versions of Batman and two of Robin. Perhaps a Space Batman and a Space Robin costume?

2018 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Sir von LEGO is on a roll with his most recent insider news from the brick-built galaxy far, far away. Star Wars has been one of LEGO’s longest running licensed themes and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down, especially with the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. According to the LEGO meister, other than the four (4) sets dedicated to the Last Jedi film, the theme will also get additional sets based on other Star Wars titles. Please do note that these are tentative names and may likewise have a different set number later on.

Tatoine Battle Pack (75198)

This pack includes two (2) Jawas, a Tusken Raider, an Astro-Mech and an unnamed vehicle.

General Grievous Combat Speeder (75199)

This set has its reference from the Star Wars animated series, the Clone Wars. It comes with Mace Windu, and Grievous aboard a never-before-seen dark blue and gray speeder.

Boba Fett (75533)

This is believed to be an ultrabuild figure, quite similar to the Jango Fett (75107) set.

Darth Vader (75534)

The Sith Lord will have another buildable figure under its name following 2015’s Darth Vader (75111) set. Quite frankly, I’m not quite sure how much this latest iteration will be different from the previous one. We just have to wait and see.

Yoda’s Hut (75208)

This is another intriguing LEGO set straight from Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back which includes Yoda, Luke, and R2-D2. It is interesting to see how LEGO will render the home and final resting place of the famed Jedi Master

2018 Rumored LEGO Nexo Knights Sets

Yep, you heard it right. It seems that the seemingly ill-fated, original LEGO theme is back with another shot for fandom. Considered by some as an unholy fusion between the LEGO Castle and Space themes, the theme was often criticized as visually unappealing and lacking a good sense of brick aesthetics. This led to speculations that LEGO may be pulling the plug anytime soon for the Nexo Knights. However, Sir von LEGO revealed that the heroes of Knighton may have another year, as LEGO will be rolling out six (6) additional sets (which he claims to have seen himself) that will have our knightly heroes pitting against new enemies.

  • Lance’s Hiver Jouster (72001)
  • Twinfector (72002)
  • Berserker Bomber (72003)
  • Tech WiZard (72004)
  • X-bow (72005)
  • Axl’s Rolling Arsenal (72006)

Again, be reminded that these are all considered rumors until such time that LEGO confirms them or officially announces them. Are you excited about these sets? Which do you think will be the most popular among them if ever they turn out to be actual sets for next year? Share us what you think in the comments below.