The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards Promotional Now Live

LEGO has a new promotional offer that makes the LEGO Movie 2 experience more awesome. For a minimum, single receipt purchase worth $40 and more, you’ll get three free packs of the LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards featuring your favorite minifigure characters in the film. Each pack contains four cards, including one special foil card. There are a total of 36 cards to collect. As of this posting, these promotional trading cards are not for sale, though shop.LEGO.com lists them with a $2.99 value per pack. Doing the math, it means that you need to get all 9 packs in order to complete this trading collection (which you can get if you make a total of $120 worth of LEGO products), and this is if you don’t pick up duplicate copies since they are placed in blind foil packs.

LEGO VIP members also get an additional perk in the form of a free collector album with purchases worth $15 and above. The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards promotional started today and will run until February 24, or until supplies last. Though this is not the first time that LEGO launched a collectible trading card series with the introduction of the LEGO Create the World Collectible Trading Cards featuring 140 cards in all, the conditions and time frame in which the LEGO Movie 2 trading cards are offered is somehow falling short. Considering that you need to spend more than a hundred dollars in order to complete all 36 cards, without duplicates, and only within a one-month period is quite challenging.

FREE THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Trading Card! (5005775)

Get three free packs of your favorite characters and collect all 36! Look for special foil cards in each pack. LEGO® VIPs can add the cards to their free collector album with purchases over $15! Each album includes an exclusive VIP card, details from the movie and quotes from the characters. Offer Details: Valid 01/16/19 through 11:59pm EST, 02/24/19 or while supplies last only; available on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores.

I’m not much into trading cards, but since this is a freebie then I have no complaints about it. However for completionists, getting all these cards might prove to be a challenge. For the complete line of LEGO Movie 2 sets currently being offered, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com for more details. The LEGO Movie 2 CMF (71023) series will also be available starting February 1, so you may want to check out on this well.

 

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LEGO Reveals the Official Character Names of the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023)

LEGO has finally unveiled the official names of the characters that comprise the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023). We had a closer look at their official images, and we already know how they’re distributed per box, and now LEGO has finally made the reveal giving us an official description of this new CMF series.

First off, we have some of the main stars of the sequel and also those from the previous film, including some new for 2019 minifigure costumes and accessories such as Emmet’s headphone wig, Lucy’s hood, and Rex’s Fedora and wig. President Business also comes with a new golf club accessory while Benny has a new mechanical arm, toolbox, and sporting a rather tough expression. Unikitty is being her usual self, beaming with positivity.

Awesome Remix Emmet

Battle-Ready Lucy

 

Vest Friend Rex

 

Gone Golfin’ President Business

 

Apocalypseburg Benny

 

Unikitty

We also have some familiar faces from the first LEGO Movie that are now battle-hardened after the tragic events of Taco Tuesday. We have Apocalypseburg Abe and his battle-ax, The Swamp Creature with new torso prints, and Sherry Scratchen-Post and a new cat minifigure aptly named Scarfield.

Apocalypseburg Abe

 

The Swamp Creature

 

Sherry Scratchen-Post and Scarfield

For most LEGO collectors, this might be one of the main selling points of the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible MInifigures (71023) series. The iconic characters of the classic fairy tale Wizard of Oz are now rendered in LEGO minifigs. LEGO also went the extra mile to make this quartet extra special: we have a new Dorothy hairpiece, new hat accessories for Tin Man and Scarecrow, and a new lion’s mane accessory for the Cowardly Lion. Add the Wicked Witch from LEGO Dimensions (71221) or from the Ultimate Bat Mobile (70917), then you have one great classic collection of fairy tale characters.

Dorothy Gale and Toto

Cowardly Lion

 

Tin Man

 

Scarecrow

In keeping up with the musical vibe of the LEGO Movie 2, and to give audiences a glimpse on how Lucy and the band rock the house pre-Apocalypseburg times, we now have Flashback Lucy and her new golden record accessory. Kitty Pop with an electric guitar sporting a new print, Hula Lula with her vinyl record and microphone, and Candy Rapper with a new 1×2 tile cassette tape.

Flashback Lucy

 

Kitty Pop

 

 

Hula Lula

 

 

Candy Rapper

Finally, for those who are LEGO minifig costume enthusiasts, this LEGO CMF series surely does not disappoint. We have three cool minifigs, each donned with brightly colored costumes.

Crayon Girl

 

 

Giraffe Guy

 

 

Watermelon Dude

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) series is available on February 1 and will retail for $3.99 per blind bag at LEGO Stores globally at shop.LEGO.com. Read on for the complete product description for this CMF series.

71023 – THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 Minifigures 

Each Sold Separately | Ages 5+ $3.99 USD | $4.99 CAD

Available February 1, 2019

Everything is awesome! Why? Because the new-for-February-2019 LEGO® Minifigures series THE LEGO MOVIE 2 has arrived! This amazing collection comes with a host of colorful Limited Edition minifigure characters straight from the movie, with an array of costumes and accessories including Emmet’s headphone wig, Lucy’s Hood and President Business’s golf club! Recreate and reimagine your own hilarious action-packed scenes with Awesome Remix Emmet, Battle-Ready Lucy, Apocalypse Benny, Giraffe Guy, Crayon Girl, Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield, Hula Lula, Watermelon Dude, Flashback Lucy, The Swamp Creature, Candy Rapper, Gone Golfin’ President Business, Apocalypseburg Abe, Vest Friend Rex, Kitty Pop, Dorothy Gale & Toto, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man and a Unikitty figure! Each finely crafted minifigure comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate. Who will you discover inside your next ‘mystery’ bag?

  • Every collectible LEGO® minifigure in this series comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a unique display baseplate.
  • 20 Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigures THE LEGO MOVIE 2 characters to build and play out your very own scenes from the movie!
  • Includes new-for-February-2019 costumes and accessories, including Emmet’s headphone wig, Lucy’s Hood and President Business’s golf club, plus apocalypse cat, Abraham Lincoln headpiece, Rex’s Fedora/Wig, Watermelon costume, Giraffe costume, Dorothy’s hairpiece, Tin Man’s Hat, Scarecrow’s Hat and the Cowardly Lion’s Mane.
  • Combine THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 minifigures with LEGO building sets for endless play possibilities.
  • Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains one of the 20 THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 characters available in this collection. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you purchase more than one ‘mystery’ bag, you may receive two or more identical minifigures.

The LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) Revealed

Hot on the heels of the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874), the same Promobricks reader who shared images of this newest collectible set, has also revealed that the LEGO Movie 2 theme will not have one, but two LEGO pods as well. Thanks again to Promobricks, we now have our first look at the LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875).

Coming in at 28 pieces, the LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) comes in a white-colored pod with, of course, Sweet Mayhem herself. The pod also sports a lenticular front panel showing the LEGO Movie 2 title and an image of Sweet Mayhem with her helmet on. I’m curious though on why LEGO did not opt to include Mayhem’s helmet in this particular pod, choosing instead to include her pony-tailed hair accessory.

The special parts included in the pod itself are quite interesting: from the heart-shaped plate to several clips and hinges. I’m not really sure what the pod is trying to replicate with these very limited parts – it may be like a mini-cockpit of some sorts, but I’ll leave this to your imagination on trying to figure this one out.

Similar to the Emmet’s Pod, the LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) was accidentally released earlier than expected, with several displayed sets immediately returned to the storeroom until their official release date sometime in February. Unlike Emmet’s minifigure which you can practically get from almost all LEGO sets, the Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) offers a good opportunity to get this particular minidoll version without breaking the bank. An alternate version of Sweet Mayhem, where she particularly wears a helmet, can be found in the following sets: Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (70824); Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship! (70830); and MetalBeard’s Heavy Metal Motor Trike! (70834).

Once again, a big thanks to Promobricks for sharing these images.

 

A Closer Look at The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874)

We previously reported yesterday that a minifigure pod was spotted that is eventually tied-in with The LEGO Movie 2 film. The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874) features Emmet housed in a lenticular pod similar to those that were released from the LEGO Ninjago Movie, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends themes. As of its posting from yesterday, we only have an image of its blister packaging with its actual contents yet to be seen. However, thanks to several images shared by Promobricks, we now have an idea of how this newest pod looks like both inside and out.

Originally shared by a Promobricks reader, we now have a closer look at the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874). It’s kind of interesting to see how this particular pod differs from its predecessors. Coming in at 27 pieces, there are no actual minifigure accessories included with this pod. However, the clever use of very minimal LEGO pieces to recreate a micro-build of a crane makes up for this lack of minifig accessories.

If you look closely at the pod’s building instructions, you’ll notice that the crane can be dismantled, and its parts neatly arranged inside the pod. At first, I thought the pieces can just be removed from each other and just placed inside the pod with no particular order. However, the pod’s design exemplifies the thoughtful planning of its LEGO designers no matter how small it may seem. Like any other Emmet minifigure distributed generously across other LEGO Movie 2 sets, Emmet’s Pod (853874) comes with dual-sided minifigure head printing.

Lastly, Promobricks also reports that we may have to wait a little longer – by February to be exact – before we can grab this pod on LEGO Store shelves. As it turned out, the LEGO certified store in Hong Kong has accidentally released the pod earlier than expected, so they were immediately pulled out from the shelves eventually. So it was kind of fortunate for this Promobricks reader to somehow get his/her copy of the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874), and to have its images shared to the rest of the LEGO fan community.

So what do you think of this newest LEGO pod? Will you add this to your cart? Share us what you think about this latest pod in the comments below. Thanks again to Promobricks for the tip.

LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) Designer Signing Events

Starting January 16, LEGO VIP members can purchase the mammoth sized D2C set, LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) in any LEGO brand store and at shop.LEGO.com. To make the debut of this set extra special, LEGO has organized a couple of designer signing events where LEGO VIP fans who purchased the Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) can meet and greet the designers behind this 3,100-piece set. There are two designer signing events that you may want to consider if you happen to be in London in the UK, or Florida, USA during the next few days.

As mentioned in their Facebook events page, the first designer signing event to happen will be on January 17, Thursday at 12PM to 3PM (UTC) at the LEGO flagship store in Leicester Square London, UK. On the other hand, the second event will cater to LEGO fans in the US on January 19 from 12PM to 3PM (EST) to be held at the LEGO Store in Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from these designer signing events.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Justin Ramsden & Paul Constantin Turcanu – the official LEGO designer team and master minds behind THE LEGO MOVIE 2 ‘Welcome to Apocalypseburg’ set and get it signed.

Open to LEGO VIPs only!
Not a member of our LEGO VIP Loyalty Program? Upgrade your status to VIP for free today and enjoy exclusive benefits and rewards https://LEGO.build/VIP

Please note, there is a limit of only 2 sets per person to get signed.

If you’re not a LEGO VIP member, then this might be a good time to upgrade your account. Other than the Welcome to Apocalypseburg set, Justin Ramsden is also credited for designing the much larger set, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043), and other LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets.

 

Here’s A List of Epic In-Store The LEGO Movie 2 Events Happening at Toys R Us Stores in Canada

We’re just roughly three weeks away before The LEGO Movie 2 lands in cinemas, and we can expect a lot more in-store events to happen as part of the film’s promotions. LEGO fans in North America, particularly in Canada are in for a treat at selected Toys R Us stores, where the TRU brand is still going strong. Beginning this Saturday, January 19 up until February 9, Toys R Us stores across Canada will be hosting the following LEGO Movie 2 events that will give kids the chance to build and take their very own LEGO Movie 2 creations. Here’s a rundown of these events as posted in TRU Canada’s event page.

January 19 (11AM to 1PM)

Be an Epic LEGO Builder!

Use your imagination and build your own scene from the movie! Plus take home a FREE movie poster! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. While they last. Max. 100 per store.

Exclusive LEGO Event – Build Something Awesome Together at Toys R Us Langley in Willowbrook Mall

 On Saturday, January 19th & Sunday, January 20th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., come hang out and watch as Canada’s only Lego Certified Professional, Robin Sather, builds a giant model of Emmet’s Dreamhouse! It’s going to be 6 feet tall – you’ll have to come in to see it to believe it!

Plus, kids can get inspired to make and display their own awesome creation and receive a FREE movie poster giveaway!

 

January 26 (11AM to 1PM)

R Club Members Exclusive Event – Parent and Toddler Creative Play Time

Use your imagination to build a LEGO® DUPLO® alien to take home! Registration required. Not an R club member? Join the R club program for exclusive offers and events. Sign-up in-store with your R Club card by Jan. 24. Recommended for ages 1 ½ years or older. While quantities last. Max. 50 registrants per store.

 

February 2 (11AM to 1PM)

Build an Original LEGO Character!

 

Use bricks to build your own original LEGO character and take it home! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.

 

February 9 (11AM to 1PM)

Build Emmet’s House or Rescue Rocket!

 

A 2-in-1 Make and Take! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Max. 200 builds per store, while they last!

So if you happen to live in Canada and you have a TRU store near you, it pays off to know these events and pre-register as needed. What is interesting is the micro-build of Emmet’s House which will be given away on February 9, though better expect this to run out quickly since it is only limited to 200 freebies per store.

A Look at the LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal Promotions

This may not come as a surprise for most LEGO fans, since similar to previous McDonald’s promotions, it has not been once that LEGO has partnered together with the international fast-food chain in promoting their brick-inspired films. And from 2014’s LEGO Movie lenticular cups to the LEGO Batman Movie assorted toys from 2017, we now have the latest wave of LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal promotions that you may want to check out.

The McDonald’s Happy Meal site has confirmed since the start of this year that McDonald’s will be giving away Happy Meal toys that are inspired by the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 film. However, the site has not revealed what these Happy Meal toys will be. If you recall, the first LEGO Movie Happy Meal promotional had a more uniform look with their series of lenticular cups, and this time around for the LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal promotions, it looks like it will follow the same direction with their upcoming offers.

Tipped by a LEGO fan in Russia, Instagram user dscbricks has uploaded a photo that shows how these LEGO Movie 2 McDonalds Happy Meal toys will look like.

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The LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys First Look A few weeks ago we revealed McDonald’s plans to include The LEGO Movie 2 themed toys in next months Happy Meals. Now we have an image of what the toys will look like courtesy of a LEGO fan in Russia. The new LEGO Movie 2 Happy Meal Toys feature odd oversized LEGO Minifigure head keychains! From what we can tell each head will be able to open up to reveal a small storage space. There is no word yet as to what is inside (if anything). Some speculate that the heads include games and activities based on the new movie. We hope each head contains a Minifig, but we know chances of that happening are very slim. What do you think will be inside each McDonalds The LEGO Movie 2 Happy Meal Minifig head? Let us know in the comments below! #lego #legos #lego2019 #legonews #legoleak #legoleaks #mcdonalds #legoset #legosets #legoinstagram #legostagram #legominifigures #minifigures #legominifigs #legotoy #legotoys #mcdonalds #happymeal #happymealtoys #happymeals #happymealtoy #legomania #dscbricks

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Based on a description by dscbricks, these are actually over-sized minifigure heads based on the characters from the sequel. We have Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Ultrakatty, Sweet Mayhem, Benny, Superman, Rex Dangervest, 2 Duplon Invaders, Wonder Woman, and Unikitty in her normal, cheery look. Furthermore, each minifigure head keychain is said to open up to reveal a small compartment to put on any knick-knacks that you might fancy. There is no confirmation if there will be anything inside as part of the promotional, but it’s most likely to include some small toys, games, puzzles, stickers and other similar stuff. It’s best not to expect any actual LEGO pieces though, and even minifigures for that matter.

There is no word yet if this LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal promotions in Russia will also be the same in the US, but it’s not a long shot to consider the possibility that it will be likely the same. So what do you think about this selection of Happy Meal toys? Do you think it’s worth the buy? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod Revealed

After the reveal of a LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack, it looks like the LEGO Movie 2 will also get its own promotional pod, thanks to this image shared by eagle-eyed LEGO fan, the_real_fcl. Based on its actual blister packaging, The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod also has a lenticular sticker common to other LEGO promotional pods. To be clear, I’m not really sure if this is considered as a promotional item since the Instagram post does not mention its availability, or where it was spotted.

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod features Emmet of course (I think we’re getting too much of Emmet already), and a minibuild crane built inside the pod. It somehow deviates from the typical LEGO pods that we have seen so far since those previously released by LEGO portrays characters like Darth Vader, Batman, Zane, and Lloyd just to name some in a home-like pod that includes an interesting collection of minifig accessories. However, with the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod, we see the ever composed master builder in his typical day of work, converting the pod into a sort of a mini construction site. I personally feel that it might be better if LEGO opted for the usual pod format, throwing in some rare minifig accessories instead. I also feel that we have too much of Emmet already, and it will be more interesting if LEGO opted for any another character in the film. I guess there’s no argument here considering the vast amount of characters available in the film.

In any case, it is still a nice find if you’re into collecting these pods, and we have to wait and see if the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod is just a single tie-in pod, or will there be others to be announced later on.

SPOTTED: The LEGO Movie 2 Sewer Babies Minifigures

Since the first teaser trailer of The LEGO Movie 2 came out in June last year, there’s a particular group of minifigs that fans have been waiting to get their hands on. Thanks to an Instagram post by Mike Zuñiga (legocrcomunidad), we now have an idea on how to get the endearingly cute and tough, LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies!

The LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies are part of what seems to be a LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack, similar to those from the LEGO Batman Movie and LEGO Ninjago. Other than the sewer babies, the LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack also includes Emmet (yeah, LEGO is really Emmet in every TLM2 set) and a female minifigure which could either be Sharkira from Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy (70829) or Roxxi from the D2C set Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840). It’s really kind of hard to tell given the packaging’s reflection. This minifig pack also comes in at 48 pieces, and also comes with a minibuild. Instagram user the_real_fcl gives us a glimpse of how this minibuild looks like, which is kind of a half car front turned into a turret.

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This TLM2 2 Minifigure Pack, together with the LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies were reportedly spotted in a LEGO certified store in Hong Kong and could probably sell for $12.99 per pack, similar to those from LEGO’s original themes. My only complaint about this is that I hope LEGO opted to include 4 or 5 LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies instead of only 2. They could have easily swapped Emmet for say, 2 additional sewer babies since the former is quite ubiquitous already. The sewer babies is a great addition to the LEGO Movie 2 D2C Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) if you’re planning to get one.

 

Here’s A Chance to Build These LEGO Asia-Exclusive Sets

Though the chance of the LEGO Asia-exclusive sets Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) arriving in US LEGO Stores is close to none, LEGO was kind enough to give us the opportunity to build our own. The LEGO Customer Service portal was updated once again, and the building instructions for these regional exclusive sets are now uploaded for everyone to use. These Asia-exclusive sets are understandably gaining a following among the LEGO community, considering their thoughtful design and attention to detail. The cultural references to the festivities involving the celebration of the Chinese New Year are quite spot on.

These sets are considerably large in themselves. For example, the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) consists of a total of five bags with 615 parts in total. For most LEGO builders, the selling point for this set is its interesting range for colorful printed tiles, especially those found on the dinner table. Of particular interest is the printed 1×2 tile that shows a pair of chopsticks and a spoon. It also has its share of its stickers, particularly those found inside the build representing family photos. You may download the building instructions for the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) set right here.

The second set, Dragon Dance (80102) offers a wider range of play features similar to what was introduced in LEGO Forma sets. It comes in 622 parts placed in four bags. Since 2019 marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac calendar, it’s quite clever of LEGO to throw in the Piggy Guy Collectible minifigure from 2014’s LEGO CMF Series 12. Additionally, the collection of festive minifigs dressed in brightly red, dragon-inspired clothes make the Dragon Dance (80102) a must have for collectors. If you wish to build your own Dragon Dance set then be sure to check its building instructions from this link.

Another of these LEGO Asia-exclusive sets is also slated to be released in the first quarter of the year in the form of the still-to-be-revealed LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103), loaded with a huge amount of minifigs –  15 in all. Watermarked preliminary images of this set can be found on eBay if you want to take a look. Both the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) sets are currently available in LEGO certified stores in Malaysia and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.  It is also currently offered at shop.LEGO.com’s Korean portal. If you’re located outside of Asia, then your choices are quite limited if you wish to add this set to your collection. You may try to check with third-party resellers such as those found on eBay if you wish to get these sets.