Exclusive LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl Minifigure Unveiled

The first installment of DC Fandome’s virtual comic book convention has been concluded, and if you’re one of the fortunate souls that managed to join in their event sweepstakes, then you are probably aware that one of the uber-cool prizes that will be given away is the exclusive LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl minifigure.

Just to be precise, the DC Fandome sweepstakes is already closed. And if you missed out on that window of opportunity, then I guess we just have to stay tuned if another similar sweepstakes prize will be offered again on September 12 when DC Fandome launches its second virtual event. If you’re also residing outside of the US, then your chances of having this exclusive and limited edition LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl minifigure is either through eBay or a friend that is both lucky and kind enough to give you his/her minifigure winning.

In case you’re wondering, this minifig version of Supergirl is based on Melissa Benoist’s on-screen rendition of Kara Zor-El, as seen on CW’s Supergirl Season 5. This newer LEGO version of Supergirl stays true to her new looks, favoring dark blue pants over her iconic skirt. Plus the much-talked-about change in her hairstyle is also reflected in the minifigure hairpiece. As noted by The Brothers Brick, while the legs and torso prints are unique to this LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl, the hairpiece is taken from Series 20’s Pyjama Girl, so this particular LEGO element is not entirely new.

Again, this particular sweepstake draw is already over, and if in case you’re one of the 1,495 winners of the LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl minifigure, then perhaps you can drop us a comment below and share to us what your initial impressions of this LEGO exclusive.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) Now Up at LEGO Shop@Home

After making its first appearance via Toys R Us Canada, the now-deleted listing of the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) set has now officially appeared at LEGO Shop@Home but not without some initial confusion. Several days ago, a post from StarWars.com has also added to the confusion by stating that the LEGO Star Wars commemorative set will be a Target store exclusive. Ultimately, LEGO has listed this 18+ set over its online shopping portal, with a release date of August 27.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

A bit confusing as it may sound, I think having the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) both on Target and at shop.LEGO.com eventually works in favor of LEGO SW fans. This means this collectible set will be available to more fans in general, as it has the potential of becoming a highly sought-after set that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back.

The LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) comes in at 295 pieces and is expected to retail for $39.99 when it launches on August 27, 2020. Read on for the rest of its product description and official images. To add this to your list, you may click on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) 

295 pieces | $39.99 

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nostalgic Star Wars™ memories with this detailed Bespin Duel build-and-display LEGO® model (75294). Marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, it cleverly recreates the iconic Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader Cloud City duel scene.

Build and display
This fun, creative construction set features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures with lightsabers. It also has a display stand with a 40th-anniversary nameplate to complete a wonderful centerpiece for your home or office. And don’t worry if you are a LEGO® newcomer – step-by-step instructions are included so you can enjoy a stress-free building experience.

Mindful relaxation
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. This building set for adults makes a super gift for yourself or Star Wars fans and hobbyists in your life looking for a mindful way to unwind from the daily grind.

  • Take time out to relax, reawaken nostalgic Star Wars™ memories and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in LEGO® style with this Bespin Duel (75294) build-and-display model.
  • With this construction set, you can recreate the iconic Cloud City duel scene on a stand with a nameplate, adding lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO® minifigures to complete a classic display piece.
  • This beautifully detailed Bespin building set makes a great addition to Star Wars™ fans’ memorabilia collections, and any LEGO® enthusiast will love to show it off alongside their other creations.
  • This 295-piece Star Wars™ construction kit is great for solo building or sharing creative fun with your friends. It also makes a super birthday or holiday gift for the Star Wars fan or hobbyist in your life.
  • The buildable model measures over 8” (20cm) high, 9” (23cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep – it doesn’t need a huge amount of space for display, but its striking, authentic details are sure to grab people’s attention.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

Limited Edition LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) Officially Revealed

DC FanDome’s first half of its virtual comic-con may all be over, but it seems the excitement doesn’t stop there. Following the reveal of the new Wonder Woman 1984 trailer which gives our first look at Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, now comes a new LEGO product listing that celebrates the film’s classic comic book roots. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed the limited edition LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906), scheduled to be released on October 1st.

LEGO DC Wonder Woman

Right off the bat, the LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) set follows the recognizable Comic-Con style box art reminiscent of previous SDCC offerings. This strengthens the notion that this may probably be intended to be offered as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, but because of the on-going pandemic, LEGO has to do some contingency plans on how this may be offered to the market. This vignette type of set is very much reminiscent of that to the LEGO Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) and the LEGO DC Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) both exclusively offered during last year’s SDCC.

Some things worth noting here are first, LEGO opted to have this listed for pre-order, helping TLG determine how much sets will it need to produce within a month before its official release in October. And second, it looks like the set will only be offered in the US, which is not really good news to other LEGO fans across the globe. Frankly, I’m still a bit puzzled on how LEGO comes across with some of these geographical restrictions, while still committing on the idea of doing away with its regional exclusives. Whatever is the case, I think fans will appreciate it if LEGO clarifies these things.

Here are the product details of the new LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) including some official images. This set is expected to retail for $39.99 in the US and comes with the minifigure versions of the classic Wonder Woman, her arch-nemesis Cheetah, and Wonder Woman’s trusted confidant Etta Candy. You may click on the following affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. While you’re at it, you may also like to check another tie-in set which is the LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157), currently available at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Wonder Woman (77906)

255 pieces | $39.99

LEGO® DC Wonder Woman™ (77906) brings together 3 classic characters from the Wonder Woman comic book in a buildable, play-and-display action scene. Hands-on Wonder Woman display set Superhero fans of any age can build their own recreation of a superhero battle between Wonder Woman™ and Cheetah™ – as seen on the cover of the classic Wonder Woman comic. As the model features the same iconic characters as the Wonder Woman 1984 movie – Wonder Woman and Cheetah – it’s also the ideal gift for fans of the blockbuster movie. The 3 collectible minifigures are displayed in an outdoor environment set on a sturdy base. The completed model will add a great conversation piece to any room. Popular action minifigure toys from LEGO DC construction toys let children role-play as their favorite characters in good vs. evil conflicts to save the world! With legendary superheroes and cool gadgets, LEGO DC building sets make great gifts for kids, inspiring individual and group play that never ends.

What We Know So Far About The New LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Set

After the news came out of another LEGO Harry Potter set that is being still being kept under wraps, the LEGO fan community was quick to share several box art images of the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) over unofficial channels (aka leaks). As always, we’re not going to share these images here out of respect for LEGO’s established embargo. However, these are some of the things that we know so far about this very exciting set.

It’s the second-largest, and next most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set as of to date.

Though the title holder for being the largest LEGO Harry Potter set in terms of piece count still belongs to the Hogwarts Castle (71043) coming in at 6,020 pieces, the latest brick rendition of the Diagon Alley comes in second place with a total of 5,544 pieces included in its set. What is interesting here is that the latter comes with a similar price tag of $399.99 even if it comes short of around 400 pieces. This is probably because a lot of baseplates are used in this set, especially when you realize that it is primarily a modular set, which leads us to our second observation.

It follows a modular design and plenty of baseplates.

If you were following the trail of bread crumbs over at Instagram (#legoleaks), you will immediately notice that this latest LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) observes a modular design that highlights the following locations. These shops are designed in pairs, giving the set four distinct modular builds.

    • Ollivanders Wand Shop and Scribbulus Writing Implements
    • Quality Quidditch Supplies and The Daily Prophet
    • Flourish & Blotts Bookseller and Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor
    • Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Knockturn Alley

Each module seems to rest on a singular baseplate, which may be one of the reasons why it is similarly priced to that of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle. It is also interesting to note how LEGO designers opted for this ‘dual’ approach in creating these shops to somehow maintain a balance between showing as many details as they can about the famous Harry Potter marketplace, and offering it within a reasonable retail price. This is a good decision, in my opinion, considering also that they were able to package this for LEGO fans 16 years old and above.

The Minifigures

The minifigures in this set does not disappoint as well. I’m personally glad that LEGO opted to offer actual minifigures in its LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978), instead of opting for nanofigures as what they did with the Hogwarts Castle back in 2018. Based on what we’ve seen so far, these are the 14 minifigures included in this set:

    • Rubeus Hagrid
    • Fred Weasley
    • George Weasley
    • Molly Weasley
    • Ginny Weasley (younger version)
    • Ron Weasley (younger version)
    • Hermione Granger (younger version)
    • Harry Potter (younger version)
    • Draco Malfoy (younger version)
    • Lucius Malfoy
    • Gilderoy Lockhart
    • Garrick Ollivander
    • Florean Fortescue
    • Daily Prophet Photographer

Those who knew their LEGO Harry Potter minifigures will immediately point out that the last two in this list are first-ever LEGO minifig renditions of the said characters. It may be said that they only had a brief moment in the Harry Potter universe, but I love how LEGO pays attention to these details and even gave such random characters like the Daily Prophet Photographer the LEGO treatment that they deserve.

Will it come with a gift-with-purchase set?

Yes, the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) will certainly come with a gift-with-purchase or GWP set like other new LEGO HP sets slated to arrive next month. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier report, these promotional freebies will come in the form of a polybag and the LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412). There’s seems to be no specific freebie unique for the Diagon Alley, but having these promotional items thrown into your shopping carts are certainly a welcomed gesture.

As a final note, LEGO has not yet announced an official release date for the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) as of this posting. I hope an official press release will be out by next week, and I’ll keep my radars up until then.

Are We To Expect A Couple of LEGO Harry Potter GWP Sets In September?

The leaky faucet is back and this time, the news is all about the next wave of LEGO GWP or gift-with-purchase sets that will arrive next month. It is no secret that LEGO will be putting the spotlight on its line of LEGO Harry Potter sets next month, with so much in store under this theme. Given that we will also be having the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) and a new, yet to be officially revealed LEGO Diagon Alley (75978)it is but expected that LEGO will also be offering a couple of LEGO Harry Potter GWP sets to sweeten the deal.

And though we’re just counting the days before the official release of the September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, we can now confirm what next month’s promotional deals will be. As it turns out, we can expect two LEGO Harry Potter GWP sets to be offered at this time. And our sources indicate that it will be the following:

  • LEGO Harry Potter and Hedwig: Owl Delivery (30420) polybag
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)
LEGO Harry Potter and Hedwig: Owl Delivery (30420)

LEGO Harry Potter GWP

    • Qualifying purchases of LEGO Harry Potter sets worth $40 or more.
    • Promo period will be from September 1 to 15 or while supplies last.
    • Will be offered both in-store and online via LEGO Shop@Home.
LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

LEGO Harry Potter GWP

    • Qualifying purchases of LEGO Harry Potter sets worth $100 or more.
    • Promo period will be from September 1 to 15 or while supplies last.
    • Will be offered both in-store and online via LEGO Shop@Home.
    • Valued at $19.99, this collectible BrickHeadz set comes in at 270 pieces.

These LEGO Harry Potter GWP sets are a great incentive in getting the next wave of LEGO HP sets, especially if you time your purchases just right. The price points for the qualifying purchases are also reasonable considering that you will be getting these two incentives for free if you manage to have single-receipt purchases from these licensed themes.

Be on the lookout at your local LEGO Store starting next week, especially when the next LEGO Store Calendar begins to roll out. So what do you think about our next LEGO freebies? Do you think its a great deal? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

New LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Set Arriving Very Soon

Here’s another delightfully unexpected news coming from the LEGO Harry Potter front. In what seems to be an accidental listing over at LEGO Shop@Home Japan portal (the said listing has been taken down as of this posting), eagle-eyed fans caught glimpse of what seems to be this year’s largest LEGO HP set. Coming in at more than 5,000 pieces, the new LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) set is slated to arrive soon.

The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217) that was released back in 2011. The featured image used in this article is also from the box art of the said set.

If you recall back in 2011, LEGO has released it’s first, should I say, comprehensive rendition of the famous Harry Potter marketplace coming in at 2,025 pieces. This LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217) consists of smaller brick builds of famous stores such as Ollivander’s, Borgin and Burke’s, and Gringott’s Bank. As impressive as this direct-to-consumer (D2C) set back during that year, there are still plenty of fascinating shops that we wish could have been included.

And after 9 years since its debut, it looks like we will be having our next LEGO version of this magical marketplace with an impressive piece count of 5,544 pieces.  We do not have official images yet of this set understandably, but based on its now removed listing, we can expect the following shops to be included in this set: Ollivanders Wand Shop, Flourish & Blotts bookseller, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, The Daily Prophet, and my personal favorite Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Though it would be nice if LEGO included a rehashed version of Gringot’s for good measure, I think with 7 shops included in this modular set, I certainly don’t have any qualms against it.

Here’s what we can find from the now-taken down description of the new LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978). This set is expected to have a whopping price tag of $399.99 and is intended for builders 16 years old and above. I wouldn’t be surprised though if LEGO will opt to include it under its 18+ collection given its piece count and retail price. Be sure to be on the lookout for LEGO’s official announcement which may happen any time soon. Hopefully, the release of this new brick version of Diagon Alley will be released alongside that of the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) coming in September.

Special thanks also to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)

5,544 pieces | $399.99

Iconic stores packed with authentic movie details

Measuring more than a meter wide, the impressive model captures the scale and ambiance of the bustling magic-supplies hub. Behind magnificent facades lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features, and familiar characters. Check out the wands at Ollivanders™; drop in on Gilderoy Lockhart™’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller; obtain a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™; and peruse the products and paraphernalia at Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Daily Prophet™.

  • Cool collectible building toys
  • The extensive range of LEGO models and playsets provide fans of the Harry Potter Universe with endless imaginative fun and creative display possibilities.
  • This large LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) display model gives fans of the Harry Potter movies aged 16 and up a chance to recreate magical London’s most magical shopping street.
  • Includes Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ and the Daily Prophet™ entrance.
  • Authentic accessories and familiar minifigures from the Harry Potter™ movies make it possible to create a ‘living model’ with endless possibilities to rearrange and create new narratives.
  • This challenging and rewarding construction set makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids, Harry Potter™ fans, model enthusiasts, and lovers of LEGO® brick building aged 16 and up.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 40” (102cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ set is crammed to the rooftops with authentic details.
  • No batteries required. This modular construction set provides a hands-on, fulfilling building experience. Even the famous hat-lifting entrance to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ is powered by hand.

Here’s More Info on the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294)

Yesterday, I mentioned a new LEGO Star Wars set that was a long time coming. Building instructions for the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) set was made available online via LEGO’s Customer Service Portal, hinting on the fact that the set will be making a physical appearance anytime soon. However, as it turns out, the set itself will be available not at LEGO Shop@Home, but on another retailer’s website.

Bespin Duel (75294)

Toys R Us Canada (yep, TRU seems to be doing well up north) has now listed the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel set as a TRU exclusive. Retailing for $49.94, the set comes in at 295 pieces and interestingly carries the 18+ branding. This is by far the smallest set to be labeled and marketed as such with LEGO adult fans in mind. I also find it curious how LEGO determines when a set should be branded as an 18+ set. I always have this notion that it has to do with the complexity and size of its build, and the aesthetics that go with it.

Bespin Duel (75294)

Bespin Duel (75294)

But perhaps the larger question in my mind is that why would LEGO opt for this long-awaited set to be a regional and retailer exclusive? I’m no fan of such marketing strategies since I’ve always felt that it severely limits access for well-meaning fans, and it creates an artificial and a kind of exploitive inflation of its value for collectors and scalpers. I also feel that this is like backpedaling on LEGO’s part since they made it a point before to limit, or do away with regional exclusives. I also understand that this set may have been originally intended as an event-exclusive, but still, I think LEGO is capable of producing more of these sets for the benefit of the larger fan community. I just hope that LEGO will reconsider releasing this set over at LEGO Shop@Home to allow more fans to have access to this LEGO Star Wars gem.

Anyways, let’s hear what TRU’s Canada’s website has to say about the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294). Please take note that as of this posting, this set is currently out of stock in just less than 24 hours after it was listed over at the site. So if you’re looking forward to this, then perhaps your last resort will be eBay for now.

Let me know in the comments below how you feel about this set, and if in case you spot this at your local retail stores.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294)

295 pieces | $49.94

R Exclusive, only available at Toys R Us Canada. Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nostalgic Star Wars memories with this detailed Bespin Duel build-and-display LEGO model (75294). Marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, it cleverly recreates the iconic Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader Cloud City duel scene. Build and display This fun, creative construction set features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures with lightsabers. It also has a display stand with a 40th-anniversary nameplate to complete a wonderful centerpiece for your home or office. And don’t worry if you are a LEGO newcomer – step-by-step instructions are included so you can enjoy a stress-free building experience. Mindful relaxation The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. This building set for adults makes a super gift for yourself or Star Wars fans and hobbyists in your life looking for a mindful way to unwind from the daily grind.

  • Take time out to relax, reawaken nostalgic Star Wars memories and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in LEGO style with this Bespin Duel (75294) build-and-display model
  • With this construction set, you can recreate the iconic Cloud City duel scene on a stand with a nameplate, adding lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures to complete a classic display piece
  • This beautifully detailed Bespin building set makes a great addition to Star Wars fans’ memorabilia collections, and any LEGO enthusiast will love to show it off alongside their other creations
  • This 295-piece Star Wars construction kit is great for solo building or sharing creative fun with your friends. It also makes a super birthday or holiday gift for the Star Wars fan or hobbyist in your life
  • The buildable model measures over 8″ (20cm) high, 9″ (23cm) wide and 4″ (11cm) deep – it doesn’t need a huge amount of space for display, but its striking, authentic details are sure to grab people’s attention

 

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) Has a Pretty Neat Easter Egg

If you’re a true-blue Nintendo fan, and you managed to get the latest LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) building set, then you may have spotted this pretty neat easter egg that comes with the build. This is what IGN’s Brian Altano delightfully discovered as he tries his hands at LEGO’s official brick rendition of the iconic gaming console.  You can watch Brian’s review right here, or you may want to skip at the 5:30 mark to see what the hidden secret is.

For the untrained eye, it is easy to dismiss this portion of the build being like a LEGO version of transistors and electronics hiding underneath its side panel. But for avid fans of the original Super Mario Bros. like Brian, the reference is clear and very cool indeed. As you may have noticed, this is a micro build of sort of the video game’s World 1-2 that allows players to have access to the hidden Warp Zone at the end of the level. This secret area, as the name suggests, allows players to immediately jump to other worlds in the game without passing through the levels before them. Brian began to realize this easter egg when he started to put the sections of the build together

LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System
Apparently, LEGO has thrown in a neat easter egg that is easily recognizable by Super Mario fans. Image courtesy of IGN.
LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System
A closer inspection of what is underneath the set’s side panel reveals a kind of micro build of Super Mario Bros’ hidden Warp Zone. Image courtesy of IGN.

As you take a close look at this portion of the build, the details become more pronounced and the reference unmistakable. You have the bricks on the left side, the moving platforms recreated in orange tile pieces, and perhaps the most apparent of them all, the green warp pipes that bring you to any of your selected worlds. For the uninitiated, here’s how this particular level looks like in the actual video game.

A map of World 1-2 of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros.

Here’s a closer look at the Warp Zone from the original Nintendo Super Mario Bros. video game.

A closer look at the Super Mario Bros.’s hidden Warp Zone.

Knowing how LEGO pays close attention to details, I wouldn’t be surprised if LEGO opted to throw in an easter egg or two in such an awesome set. And the timing and intention are absolutely perfect, knowing that the set’s concept and design are practically focused on LEGO and Nintendo’s adult fan base. I just love what LEGO designers did there.

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) has already been released over at LEGO Shop@Home and might still be available at your local LEGO brand store. But unfortunately, it is temporarily out of stock as of this posting, with just 2 days after it was officially launched. Such being the case, then we have to wait a bit longer if you wish to add this to your LEGO collection.

Thanks once again to IGN for sharing this neat, hidden secret.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) Makes Its Appearance

Here’s another surprise from the LEGO Star Wars front. The LEGO Customer Service Portal has been updated to now include a new set of building instructions, inadvertently revealing a new Star Wars set that is still being kept under wraps. Here’s a quick look at the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294).

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

To be accurate, this is just a single image of the very first brick version of this iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back. But it’s enough for us to see what to expect from this commemorative set. As the image suggests, LEGO and Disney intend this to be a LEGO Star Wars set that will mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Furthermore, as Brickset reports, LEGO has intended this to be an SDCC 2020 exclusive. But since the annual Comic-Con event as we know it has been effectively canceled, it’s still unknown how and when this commemorative set will be released.

It is also interesting to note that the building instructions have features that may suggest it is a limited edition set. It has a dedicated small space at the bottom right of its first page presumably intended for the SDCC logo. The building instruction also comes with a special message from LEGO Star Wars Creative Director, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

“No. I Am Your Father.”

This Darth Vader reveal quote is probably the most poignant line from any of the Star Wars films; the defining moment when Luke Skywalker learns the devastating truth about his family heritage – and chooses his path.

Now you can build this iconic scene from the Star Wars Saga, released as an official LEGO model for the first time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

The set comes in at 295 pieces and includes, of course, minifig versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The set does not seem to offer any significant play feature and is primarily intended to be a display set. As a commemorative set, I just hoped that LEGO opted for a unique printed piece instead of that 4×4 plate with knobs. But for what it is, LEGO opted for a sticker on this one.

For what its worth, I guess its still a good move for LEGO to come up with its first official brick rendition of this classic scene. Let’s just hope that the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) will eventually land on LEGO stores and LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And for the latest, LEGO Star Wars sets that are out now, be sure to check them out right here.

Thanks again to Brickset for this tip.

Check Out These New LEGO 18+ Sets and More Available Now

Its August 1st, and it can only mean that more LEGO sets are now put on display at your local brand LEGO store (in case they’re now open) and over at LEGO Shop@Home. And this month, it seems that LEGO has the adult fan community in mind when it launched its impressive wave of LEGO 18+ sets, catering to the more discerning LEGO hobbyist in mind.

Since LEGO began introducing its 18+ sets branding with the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, the LEGO Group made it a point to offer larger, more sophisticated sets to the AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO) community. And since then, we’ve seen a steady increase of sets representing each of LEGO’s current themes.

Just to be sure that everything is covered though, LEGO has also released other sets intended for all ages coming from its various licensed and homegrown themes. With 55 new sets offered this month (as per Brickset’s count), I’m pretty sure there is something that will catch your fancy. We have a handful of new sets coming from other LEGO themes such as Star Wars, Super Mario, Harry Potter, Technic, Friends, City, Ninjago, Hidden Side and my personal favorite, Monkie Kid. Take note that depending on your region, some of these sets might still be released on a later date.

Check out these LEGO 18+ sets now available at LEGO’s online shopping portal. And if you wish to add them to your LEGO must-have list for this month, be kind enough to click on the following affiliate links below to support our work here in The Brick Show. Read on and happy building!

LEGO 18+ Sets

LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374)

2,646 pieces | $229.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323)

3,662 pieces | $349.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)

3,167 pieces | $119.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Marvel Iron Man Helmet (76165)

480 pieces | $59.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Super Mario
The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360)
LEGO Star Wars
The LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288)
LEGO Harry Potter
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower (75969)
LEGO Friends
The LEGO Friends Summer Fun Water Park (41430)
 LEGO City
The LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship (60266)
LEGO Monkie Kid
The LEGO Monkie Kid The Flaming Foundry (80016)
LEGO Ninjago
The LEGO Ninjago Fire Stone Mech (71720)
LEGO Hidden Side
The LEGO Hidden Side Mystery Castle (70437)
LEGO Technic
The LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107)