Life-Sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue On Display at SDCC 2019

It has been customary for LEGO to feature life-sized brick statues of pop icons at comic book conventions, and San Diego Comic-Con is one of those events where LEGO designers get to shine. After the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue last week, another awesome brick creation is poised to grace the LEGO booth at SDCC 2019. As revealed by LEGO on its social media channels, a life-sized LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man statue will also be on display at this year’s SDCC.

Made up of 35,119 LEGO pieces, this statue is a fitting tribute to one of the icons of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tony Stark looks impressively imposing wielding this version of the Infinity Gauntlet, standing at 6.5 feet and weighing at 188 pounds.

This brick-built LEGO Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Statue will be on display from Thursday to Sunday this week, July 18-21. If you already registered as an attendee for SDCC, be sure to drop by the LEGO booth during these dates to see these magnificent pieces of brick art. LEGO usually releases two or three brick statues to be put on display during comic-con so we’re keeping our radars open for further developments if any.

LEGO has also announced its various SDCC 2019 exclusives that will be given away or sold via electronic raffle. We have the usual event-exclusive minifigures for this year such as the LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifig, the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman, and the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit minifigs. Limited-edition sets are also up for sale at the LEGO booth which includes Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902), the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903), and the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901).

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Exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb Minifigure Coming to SDCC 2019

LEGO has revealed its last exclusive SDCC 2019 LEGO minifigure earlier today. Following the reveal of other minifig exclusives such as the LEGO DC Zebra Batman and LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit, now comes one particular character from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series that’s too hard to forget. The LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure will be given away to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 attendees via electronic lottery on July 20. Needless to say, this minifigure will be worth its weight in gold among LEGO and Netflix fans and I can just imagine how this will be ridiculously priced over at eBay.

Barb Minifigure

Barb only made a brief appearance in the first few episodes of Stranger Things’ first season before she, unfortunately, fell prey to the terrifying Demogorgon. However, this is enough for the character to win the hearts of fans and the show’s cult following. This exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure is the third official LEGO Stranger Things product that the LEGO has officially released. It follows the impressive LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Stores and LEGO Shop@Home, and the promotional make-an-take mini-build Castle Byers.

So what do you think about this SDCC 2019 LEGO minifig exclusive? Comment down below.

LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) Spotted at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Texas

It looks like some folks are just plain lucky. After spotting the upcoming LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) at a Belgian toy store, it looks like this set has found its way in US shores. LEGO fan and AFOLs of Facebook member Michael Bradford shared video footage that shows this set and other forthcoming sets on store shelves of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Tree House (21318)

As you can see from the images that he shared over social media, Michael bought the said set right off the shelf and has even posted his receipt as proof of purchase in case LEGO Men in Black cries foul for this early reveal. If you recall from my previous post, the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is expected to be officially released to the general public in August, with an early VIP release of sometime this month. Towards the end of Michael’s 12-second video, it can be noticed that the recently announced LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is also on display and for sale beside the Tree House, given the fact that this next LEGO Creator Expert set is still due for an early VIP release on July 17.

The LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is expected to retail for $199.99 USD and comes in at 3,036 pieces utilizing a handful of new LEGO leaf elements made from renewable botanical sources. This new set is the next LEGO Ideas set to be made available to LEGO fans following the release of the LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) and Steamboat Willie (21317), both of which are now available both in-store and online. Keep your radars open for LEGO’s official press release and images of the LEGO Ideas Tree House which will be out soon.

The LEGO VIP Rewards Program Just Got Even Better

After the announcement of several significant changes in their system, LEGO Shop@Home is now revamped with an all-new and improved VIP Rewards Program. If you’re already a LEGO VIP member, then you’ll notice that the LEGO VIP Rewards Program has now much to offer via a dedicated Rewards Center page. This mini-site gives helps you keep track of your earned VIP points, plus access to all the perks of LEGO VIP membership. Aside from this, you can also earn points by completing simple tasks other than making direct purchases. You now also have the chance of choosing your special VIP rewards and have more control over how you can spend it on certain reward items.

VIP points can now also be earned by following LEGO via its social media platforms and completing simple surveys. However, the best way to increase your points is to take advantage of the double-VIP points promo that LEGO releases every now and then.

Additional perks are also made available via this new LEGO VIP Rewards Program wherein VIP members now get to choose how they spend their rewards. Access to certain exclusive rewards is also available for redemption depending on the available VIP points that the member has.  For example, LEGO VIP members can now choose to either redeem certain exclusive items or use their points as vouchers for their next LEGO set purchase. As of now, these exclusive items include coloring pages, exclusive art prints, a couple of limited-edition sets, and redeemable tickets to LEGOLAND Parks and Discovery Centers, including the famed LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

Lastly, you also have the option of having a special, digital version of your LEGO VIP Card which you can use for purchases in-store and online like your current physical card. This digital LEGO VIP card can be downloaded via Apple Wallet and Google Pay apps and must be used in conjunction with the LEGO VIP Rewards Center.

The new LEGO VIP Rewards program is still in its initial stages so we can be sure that there are more perks and improvements to come. Be sure to set up your LEGO VIP account and check out the Rewards Center every now and then.

This LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build Make and Take Event is Happening in China

It looks like LEGO fans in China will get a lot of LEGO love this month. After yesterday’s reveal of the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269), it looks like this set will have a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build version that will be given away as a make and take promotional across Chinese  LEGO stores.

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-build

Thanks to a tip from StoneWars, we learned that this make-and-take promotional build was announced via the Chinese social media platform WeChat. To make the deal more enticing, it was also revealed that only 3,000 copies of this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build will be released for those who will be getting its larger LEGO Creator Expert counterpart. LEGO fans who will purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) set will receive a coupon that will entitle them to participate for the make-and-take building event.

The announcement for the LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build Make-and-Take event released in Chinese social media.

Additionally, LEGO fans in China will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Mike Psiaki – the LEGO Designer behind this awesome big bike rendition. In case you’re in the area and are planning to get this set together will all its perks, then be sure to drop by at any of these LEGO Stores in China during the following dates:

  • July 17: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai People’s Square
  • July 20: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai Disneytown
  • July 21: LEGO Brand Retail, Beijing Wangfujin

I have to say that this mini-build version is spot on, with its orange and white background and stand. Though I strongly feel that the Harley-Davidson logo is rendered as a sticker, it is still an excellent display model nonetheless. I just hope that this promo will find its way to other regional LEGO stores worldwide for everyone to enjoy.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is slated for a LEGO VIP release on July 17, and for the general public on August 1. It comes in at 1,023 pieces, retailing for $99.99 USD.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) Revealed

Coming from the depths of space to the dusty road of Route 66, LEGO has now revealed its next LEGO Creator Expert set that will rev up fans of the classic big bike. Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, this detailed brick interpretation of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle captures the intricate beauty of this classic American legend complete with finishes, surfaces, and design elements all perfectly captured in a 12-inch model. The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) comes in at 1,023 pieces and will retail for $99.99 USD once it drives in at LEGO Stores starting July 17 for LEGO VIP members, and August 1 for a general public release. Check out its crisp, hi-res official images below and read on for the full product description.

LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269)

Ages 16+. 1023 pieces
US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing. 

Build and display your own Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle!

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269)

Explore the finer details of iconic engineering with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10269 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle. Developed in partnership with Harley-Davidson, this highly detailed LEGO motorcycle captures the magic of the real-life machine, from its solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires to its teardrop fuel tank with printed logos and inbuilt speedometer. Other features include a Milwaukee-Eight® engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gearshift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand. Finished with a dark red and black color scheme, this amazing display model makes a truly iconic centerpiece for the home or office. This advanced LEGO set provides an immersive and rewarding building experience.

  • Features solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires, teardrop fuel tank with Harley-Davidson logos and inbuilt speedometer, Milwaukee-Eight® engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gear shift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand.
  • Comes with an authentic dark red and black color scheme.
  • This LEGO® motorcycle makes an iconic centerpiece for the home or office.
  • Spin the rear tire to see the Milwaukee-Eight® engine pistons spring to life.
  • New-for-July-2019 decorated elements include 2 dark red 2×4 tiles printed with the Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® tank emblem.
  • Special elements include a new-for-July-2019 rear rim with super-wide tire.
  • Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 7” (18 cm) wide and 12” (33 cm) long.

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269)

Here’s A Sneek Peek at the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318)

By now, the internet is rife with a handful of images of the next LEGO Ideas set to watch out for. If you recall back in October last year, the LEGO Ideas Treehouse project was approved for production together with the recent LEGO Ideas Flintstones (21316) set. However, the former’s release date was pushed further to give way to another Ideas set which is the classic Steamboat Willie (21317)Now thanks to a certain reader and follower of the LEGO German fan site, Promobricks, we now have our first look at what to expect from the impressively huge LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318). Before we dive in, I guess a disclaimer is in order – according to Promobricks, these images were sent by a certain Roger from Belgium who claims to have bought this set at a Dreamland Toy Store in his country. So with that in mind, I guess all is fair game when it comes to sharing these box art images. So let’s take a look.

LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318)

LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318)

LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318)

What impresses me about this set other than being in an almost minifig scale, is the vast array of new leaf elements that are available for the builder. I love how the leaves of the tree can be changed to reflect the seasons (autumn to be exact) using these new LEGO elements. The LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318) also features a removable canopy and roof that reveals the intricate details of the tree’s various rooms. I’m sure that we’ll better appreciate this set once LEGO releases its official, hi-res images.

The set is believed to be scheduled for a VIP release date later this month, with a regular release date of August. It comes in at 3,036 pieces making it one of the largest LEGO sets out there. It is also expected to retail for 199 Euros or roughly at $200 USD. Thanks once again to our friends from Promobricks for sharing these images.

Exclusive LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman SDCC 2019 Minifigure Revealed

After unveiling its first SDCC 2019 minifigure exclusive a couple of weeks ago, LEGO has now revealed its next event-exclusive minifig via Twitter. The LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman is the second SDCC 2019 exclusive offering following the Spider-Man Advanced Suit. This yet another version of the Dark Knight takes its cue from the Detective Comics Issue #275 released in January of 1960 and will be available to all SDCC 2019 attendees on July 20 through a randomized instant-win lottery.

In the comics, Zebra-Batman, aside from his rather weird appearance, was imbued with magnetic powers that he received from the same machine that powered the supervillain Zebra-Man.

In case you need to know, this latest iteration of Batman in a trippy kind of suit is the 77th LEGO minifig rendition of the Caped Crusader in minifigure form and the second LEGO SDCC exclusive offering since 2008. So what do you think of the LEGO DC Comics Zebra Batman? Do you think its a good call from LEGO to have such an exclusive? Let me know your comments below.

 

LEGO Astronaut Training In-Store Event Happening at the LEGO Store Leicester Square

LEGO’s official Facebook page has posted an event that will bring out the LEGO Astronaut in you. Dubbed as LEGO Astronaut Training, this series of in-store events will be held at the LEGO Store Leicester Square in London throughout the entire week from July 22 to 28. One of the event’s highlights is July 24’s Make and Take activity where participants will get to build a LEGO mini space shuttle and they will get to bring this home as well. Participants will also have an opportunity to be a part of creating a mystery LEGO mural which will be announced during the week.

There are no details yet regarding any pre-registration, so I suggest that you keep tabs about this event via LEGO’s Facebook page.  More so if you will be at Leicester Square during these dates. Read on for more details about this event, and while you’re at it don’t forget to check out the latest LEGO City Space sets now available at shop.LEGO.com.

To become a LEGO Astronaut you must complete your training!
Join us in the LEGO Store Leicester Square and take part in our exciting activities that are out of this world! 🚀

Here is a snapshot of the challenges you will face in-store:

Monday & Tuesday: 22nd – 23rd July
👨‍🚀 Take part in Astronaut training challenges

Wednesday: 24th July
2-4pm
🛰️ Build a space shuttle and take it home for free

Thursday & Friday: 25th – 26th July
ALL DAY
Contribute in building a MASSIVE mystery LEGO Mural!
📸 Don’t miss a picture in a LEGO space suit

Saturday & Sunday: 27th and 28th July
ALL DAY
🌌 See the finished Space mosaic on display and take part in other space build challenges

* Get a unique stamp for your passport for every challenge you take part in
* Pass your astronaut training and you will receive a certificate of completion
* Don’t forget to check out the Exclusive LEGO Lunar Lander and the LEGO City Space sets

A Host of New LEGO 2019 Sets Now Available Starting This July

Other than the once regional exclusive LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) set, LEGO has just released a handful of new and exciting sets starting this month. Do also take note that this July marks the beginning of Double VIP points and if you live somewhere in the UK, you may want to take advantage of their promotional polybags as well. Check out this collection of new LEGO 2019 sets now made available at LEGO Shop@Home, including those from licensed themes such as Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Minecraft and Star Wars. Don’t forget to check out the new, NASA-inspired LEGO City Space and LEGO Creator Expert sets both available in your local LEGO store and online. As a final note, and if you know the set that you’re looking for, you may want to consider clicking on the following affiliate links. Any purchases that you will make at shop.LEGO.com via these links will help us in keeping our site up. Which among these new LEGO 2019 sets are you eyeing for? Let us know in the comments below.

 

LEGO City

The LEGO City Rocket Assembly &Transport (60229)

60224: Satellite Service Mission
60225: Rover Testing Drive
60226: Mars Research Shuttle
60227: Lunar Space Station
60228: Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control
60229: Rocket Assembly & Transport
60230: People Pack – Space Research and Development

 

LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266)

New LEGO 2019 Sets

 

LEGO Harry Potter

LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2019
The LEGO Harry Potter Expecto Patronum (75945)

75945: Expecto Patronum
75946: Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge
75947: Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue
75948: Hogwarts Clock Tower
75957: The Knight Bus

 

LEGO Jurassic Park

New LEGO 2019 Sets
The LEGO Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (75936)

75934: Dilophosaurus on the Loose
75935: Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt
75936: Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage
75937: Triceratops Rampage
75938: T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle

 

LEGO Minecraft

21153: The Wool Farm

 

LEGO Star Wars

The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253)

75236: Duel on Starkiller Base
75238: Action Battle Endor Assault
75239: Hoth Generator Attack
75240: Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter
75241: Action Battle Echo Base Defense
75242: Black Ace TIE Interceptor
75243: Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition
75253: Droid Commander
75258: Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition
75259: Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition
75261: Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition
75262: Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition