The Final Wave of LEGO Dimensions Has Arrived!

Now that the hype surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) has simmered down a bit, and that the Falcon is seemingly taking a break from the spotlight now that it is out of stock from virtually all LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com, let’s take a look at another wave of LEGO sets that were quietly released by LEGO during the past week.

If you are following the recent developments about the future of this last bastion of the toys-to-life genre, then the above headline will not come as much as a surprise to you. We’ve reported several months ago that Wave 9 of LEGO Dimensions is likely to be its very last, and that the whole theme is now probably slated to be cancelled. Considering all the telltale signs that appeared during the past months, we have reasons to believe that this is going to be the case.

Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 is less to be desired now that it is officially available, featuring the iconic characters of Beetlejuice, the Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go! For those who are intending to add Wave 9 to their LEGO Dimensions collection, then you might be glad to hear that all of these characters are not exclusive to any retailer. It means purchasing them is relatively easy. Here’s a glimpse of these latest LD characters in action, followed by their official description and video spotlight.  As an added treat, you can complete the entire Teen Titans team by adding Robin from the LEGO Dimensions The LEGO Batman Movie: Play the Complete Movie (71264), and you can have his Teen Titans Go! version as a playable character on screen. Likewise, you can also scan Cyborg (71210) to gain access to a similar cartoon variant, completing the entire Teen Titans Go! ensemble.

Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

It’s showtime! Bring Beetlejuice™ to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse for an eerie adventure!

Turn on the juice to see what shakes loose! Get ready for some spirited fun in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with the Beetlejuice™ fun pack featuring Beetlejuice! Simply attach the minifigure to his LEGO Toy Tag and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game, and then activate his special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Saturn’s Sandworm for more ghostly powers, and then rebuild it into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider for additional combat abilities. This set includes a Beetlejuice minifigure, 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle, and a Beetlejuice Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Beetlejuice™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Saturn’s Sandworm into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider.
  • Place Beetlejuice and his vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Beetlejuice’s supernatural powers like Mind Control, Telekinesis and Spike Attack to scare away the living!
  • Unlocks the Beetlejuice™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Team Pack (71346)

Sugar, spice and everything nice! Bring Townsville to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™!

Fight crime and battle the forces of evil in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™ from The Powerpuff Girls™! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the iconic PPG Smartphone and Octi to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid and PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, and rebuildable PPG Smartphone and Octi.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the PPG Smartphone into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net.
  • Rebuild Octi into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Use ultra-super powers like Blossom’s Heat Vision and Bubble’s Rainbow Beam to fight crime and battle the forces of evil.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Buttercup Fun Pack (71343)

 

Save the world before bedtime in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter!

Fight crime and come just in time in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Mega Blast Bot to crush your foes, and then rebuild it into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar for extra-awesome combat abilities. This set includes a Buttercup minifigure, 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle, and The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Buttercup™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Mega Blast Bot into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar.
  • Place Buttercup and her vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Buttercup’s Super Strength and Flight to battle sinister evildoers.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Team Pack (71255)

Fight of villains with Raven and Beast Boy in the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack!

Enjoy more LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ gameplay with the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack featuring Raven and Beast Boy! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Forklift and T-Plane or Raven Wings and Giant Hand for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures and their accessories, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures, and rebuildable T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the T-Car into the Forklift and T-Plane.
  • Rebuild the Spellbook of Azarath into the Raven Wings and Giant Hand.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Activate Raven’s telekinetic powers and jump into action with Beast Boy’s transform abilities.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Starfire Fun Pack (71287)

Get ready to save the day in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Starfire in the Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack!

Enhance you LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ experience with your very own Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack featuring Starfire! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Titan Robot and then rebuild it into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever for even more fun! This set includes a Starfire minifigure, 3-in-1 vehicle, and the Teen Titans Go! Adventure World with a Battle Arena with an exclusive Teen Titans Go! episode!

  • Includes a buildable Starfire minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Titan Robot.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild Titan Root into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever.
  • Place Starfire and Titan Robot on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Unleash powerful energy blasts and regain health with Starfire.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

 

After the Hype, What’s Next for the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon 75192?

If you are one of the many LEGO VIP fans who haven’t had their hands yet on the biggest LEGO set ever made, chances are, the odds of getting it now directly from LEGO or any LEGO brand store is as close to zero – perhaps not until October 1, that is. Since its official VIP launch last Thursday, the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), even if we’re not half way yet during its VIP release period, is nowhere to be found. And we’re talking not just about on a particular LEGO store or location, but on a worldwide scale including at shop.LEGO.com.

As Rebelscum and Brick Fanatics reports, LEGO Star Wars fans who don’t have the privilege nor the opportunity to participate in LEGO’s exclusive in-store VIP launches such as those in UK’s LEGO Stores in Leicester Square and Brighton, are now struggling, and understandably frustrated, at the seeming lack of preparation and stocks of the Falcon.

A quick browse over at the Falcon’s product page at shop.LEGO.com reveals some criticisms about its unavailability rather than its undoubtedly cool features. The criticisms and rants that LEGO received seems to be focused on the fact that not all VIP members were able to receive automated notifications about the set’s release. It gave the impression that after all the marketing hype surrounding the biggest LEGO set ever made, TLG was unable to sufficiently deliver, stock-wise. Others were frustrated about the apparent confusion caused by varying time zones, and the lack of details on when and how set 75192 will be released to VIP members. Such shortcomings, for some VIP members, are close to unforgivable.

Now, it makes one wonder if LEGO at this point, can really handle the exceptionally high demand for the Falcon (yeah, I was also one of those skeptics who thought that not so many AFOLs will be that willing to shell out $800 on a single, LEGO set – as it turns out, I’m gravely mistaken), especially when it launches to the general public on October 1.  Some of the most avid LEGO fans may even be forced to rely on aftermarket platforms such as eBay. But giving your hard-earned cash to some unscrupulous brick scalper, who will charge a ridiculously inflated price, is simply unacceptable by my standards. Here are a few samples from eBay – just be sure not to cringe in disdain.

Now that the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) is out of stock, fans are left thinking if the Falcon will also suffer the same fate as that of another insufficiently stocked set, which is the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309). In fairness to LEGO, we know that the company is doing everything it can to ensure that the majority of fans will not end up frustrated. They were kind enough to ensure everyone that more sets are on its way.

On Thursday, September 14, the LEGO Group gave its VIP members an opportunity to purchase the LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon™. We are thrilled by the positive response to the set, which is the largest we’ve ever released so far. We can assure all our fans around the world, that we are doing everything we can to make more sets available and keep our LEGO builders happy.

By the look of things, it will be wise for LEGO to pay attention to its customers and learn from this week’s VIP release. It will be better, as Rebelscum suggests, if LEGO can provide a sort of Information Page outlining several things that LEGO fans and buyers can expect once the Falcon becomes available to the general public come October 1. LEGO may also opt to be transparent with regards to the amount of sets that will be made available per LEGO store, and reinforcing its shop@home site to ensure that it can handle the massive queries and simultaneous purchases once the highly anticipated Add To Bag button becomes available worldwide.

As a last note, my thoughts outlined in this post are not in any way reflective of the Falcon’s superb and grandiose design, nor do I intend to malign such a magnificent Star Wars UCS set. I have to admit that I myself am green with envy for those who were able to take home this set. But as they say in marketing spheres, the product is only as good as how it is served, and it will be better for LEGO if it will learn from the Falcon’s VIP release before it is launched again in October 1.

Now, we just have to wait…

 

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigure Sets Official Images Now Up!

Toys R Us Germany has now released the official images of this year’s Bricktober 2017 Minifigures sets. Following the reveal of this year’s minifigure collection from TRU Austria’s promotional poster, their corresponding official images have now been released online. It gives us a better idea of what to expect from these sets which is quite frankly, one of the best that TRU offered so far.

These prized collectibles will be distributed first in Germany this month, and in the US and the rest of the world in October. There’s no official word yet on what particular weeks will these sets be released, and how to have these minifigs in the US once October kicks in, but based on previous TRU Briktober promotionals, we can assume that these minifigure sets will be given away for free with a minimum of qualifying LEGO purchase of $50 and above, exclusively at all TRU stores in the US. On the other hand, they will go on sale in Germany for 14.99€ per set and will also be given for free with a minimum LEGO purchase of 40€ and above.

LEGO Ninjago Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 (5004938) 
LEGO Batman Movie Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures (5004939)
LEGO City Jungle Exploration Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures (5004940)
LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Collectible Minifigures (5004941)

Thanks to Brick Finder for the tip.

 

Is LEGO Dropping Some Hints About The LEGO Batman Movie 2018 Sets?

LEGO has recently uploaded an image on their Twitter page on what could be a teaser on the next wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets. If you recall, a rumor has surfaced two months ago on what could comprise the third wave of TLBM sets slated to be released early in 2018, and now it seems that LEGO has given out the first clue on how some of these sets may look like. Check out the Bat Segway!

The talk in brick town suggests that we will be seeing five (5) TLBM sets in 2018 which includes unnumbered sets such as Justice League Anniversary Party, Egghead’s Food Fight, Harley Quinn’s Cannon Ball Attack, Bat-Buggy, and the Bat-Space Shuttle. Interestingly, some of these abovementioned sets, including that of a modified Bat Segway called the Whirly-Bat (which is one of the many actual bat vehicles that Batman and Robin used in the comics), can be seen in some of the pages of DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. According to DK, some of the vehicles and contraptions that were seen in the Batcave in TLBM were built as actual LEGO sets, and the book itself may be giving away clues on how these Wave 3 sets may actually look like.

Here are some other snapshots from the pages of The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie courtesy of The Brick Fan. From these images, it seems that Egghead will have the upper hand with his chicken-powered mech. Perhaps a team-up with Condiment King is in order?

Now that the Bat Segway is out, it’s just a matter of time before we see the rest of TLBM’s Wave 3 sets. Keep tabs with LEGO in social media for more teasers in the next few weeks. Now I wonder if Tyler has something in the works… Bat-wise! Stay tuned!

 

More LEGO Nexo Knights Sets Slated in 2018.

It seems that the LEGO Nexo Knights has gained some steam. In spite of being relatively quiet during the past months without any recent announcements of new sets, and its rumored cancellation due to its underwhelming market share, it seems that LEGO is not willing to drop the curtain yet for this relatively young theme.

Brick Fanz was quick to take notice of the tease in the latest issue of the LEGO Life Magazine, which confirms that the LEGO Nexo Knights will not be cancelled, but in fact, will be having a string of new sets based on a sinister, ancient enemy.  If you recall, since the theme’s launch in 2016, the heroes of Knighton has battled  against the quick-tempered Lava Army, together with Jestro and his infamous Book of Monsters, and this year against Monstrox and his Stone Army. The Lava Army together with some of the Nexo Knights are all predominantly colored red, while Monstrox and the Stone Army are rendered in purple.

For 2018 however, a new foe now looms over the horizon with the ability to seemingly influence our heroes and manipulate their thoughts and emotions. We have little information about this new foe which has been coined as the Tech Infection, except for the fact they are probably luminous green in color.

If ever the Tech Infection sets’ color schemes will be near to that translucent green color as seen from the image above, then I can just imagine a whole lot of potential sets that may take its cue from the early 90s’ Blacktron 2 and 2015’s Ultra Agents. Brickset has also updated its database to include placeholders for 6 sets under Season 5 of the Nexo Knights’ line-up. Design wise, the Tech Infection subtheme has the potential of becoming the best Nexo Knights sets.

What do you think brick fans, are you glad about this latest subtheme addition to the Nexo Knights? Let us know in the comments below.