LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection Officially Revealed

LEGO has just unveiled its LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection series and makes it available for pre-order over at LEGO Shop@Home. We first caught glimpse of these sets a couple of weeks ago with the reveal of the Boba Fett and Stormtrooper busts. This time around, another set has been included in this series with the introduction of the TIE Fighter Pilot (75274) bust.

This first wave of LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection will be made available for pre-order starting today and will be released to the general public on April 19 retailing for $59.99. Read on for LEGO’s full press release and you may click on the following links below if you wish to pre-order these sets.

New LEGO Star Wars Helmet Building Sets challenge builders to display their dark side

Billund, Denmark. Today, in a galaxy very close to home, the LEGO Group unveiled a new addition to its much-loved Star Wars™ range. Fans of the films can now show off their loyalty to the Empire – and elite-class building skills – with the new collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ Boba Fett Helmet,  LEGO® Star Wars™ Stormtrooper™ Helmet and LEGO® Star Wars™ TIE Fighter Pilot™ Helmet build-to-display models.

Designed to challenge even Jedi builders, the new models will provide an immersive building experience for adults, recreating the iconic shapes and authentic details of their favorite intergalactic helmets with the LEGO System in Play. When the building mission is complete, the models come with bespoke base plates and name plaques so they can be displayed at home, in the office…or anywhere else in the galaxy!

Inspired by epic villains from the Star Wars™ films, the new build-to-display models will be available to pre-order in from [US: March 17th/ROW: March 18th] online at LEGO.com before launching on April 19th priced at (EUR/$ 59.99):

LEGO® Star Wars™ Stormtrooper™ Buildable Model Helmet (75276)

Recreate the iconic look of a Stormtrooper with this striking 18cm tall model before displaying it as a tribute to the epic Galactic Empire ground force.

LEGO Star Wars Helmet

LEGO Star Wars Helmet

LEGO® Star Wars™ Boba Fett Buildable Model Helmet (75277)

Pay tribute to the legendary bounty hunter by recreating the distinctive shape of the Mandalorian helmet with this awesome, 21cm tall brick-built display model.

LEGO Star Wars Helmet

LEGO Star Wars Helmet

LEGO® Star Wars™ TIE Fighter Pilot™ Buildable Model Helmet (75274)

Create the notorious contours of the TIE pilot helmet with LEGO bricks to complete this 18cm tall model and receive the glory of the Empire

LEGO Star Wars Helmet

LEGO Star Wars Helmet

These sets add to the LEGO Group’s much-loved LEGO®  Star Wars™ range that continues to unite fans of all ages all around the globe.

Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, LEGO® *Star Wars™* Design Director, said: “The Star Wars™ galaxy continues to provide us with endless opportunities to bring scenes and characters from the movies to life using LEGO bricks. The new LEGO® Star Wars™ Helmets provide a challenging building experience but only use existing LEGO pieces to recreate the iconic contours and colors of headgear, showing what is possible with the LEGO System in Play.”

“Helmets have been a staple in Star Wars™ iconography since the very beginning, helping to shape the designs of some of the most notable characters in the galaxy,” said Derek Stothard, vice president of licensing at Lucasfilm. “So, it only made sense to immortalize those helmets in LEGO brick form. It’s always fun to work with the LEGO Group to create new, engaging and mentally stimulating products for builders around the globe, and we’re so excited to bring these LEGO Star Wars™ helmet building kits, and brand-new packaging, to our fans.”

The new LEGO® Star Wars™ Buildable Model Helmets are the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild and get excited by the process of creation. The new LEGO® *Star Wars™* Construction Sets will be the first products designed for those aged 18+ from the LEGO Group to be launched with a new stylish packaging designed to reflect the sophisticated nature of the creative process.

All new products in the LEGO Group’s ranges that appeal to adults will now feature the sleek, minimalistic new design across related packaging, building instructions, exclusive content and in-store, and online store design.

Genevieve Capa Cruz, Audience Strategist at the LEGO Group, commented: “For generations, children and adults alike have used the LEGO System in Play to challenge themselves creatively and we have millions of adult fans around the world who inspire us day-after-day with their intricate creations.

“Our older fans often look for building challenges related to their passions or interests and many want to display models once they have completed the build. The new stylish packaging reflects the sophisticated LEGO build process to clearly differentiate our sets that appeal to adults from those that are loved by our younger fans. The design for different products will also use cues from our older fans’ favorite films, sports or hobbies to help them choose their next challenge and get them excited to proudly display their creations when complete.”

 

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LEGO Super Mario Theme Officially Announced – More Details Revealed

Following the teaser that LEGO gave us yesterday, we know have a better idea of what this new LEGO and Nintendo partnership is and how this is translated into a new and innovative play experience. Needless to say, this new LEGO Super Mario theme is very much like a mash-up of the actual video game as seen through the eyes of young LEGO brick fans.

LEGO Super Mario

There’s no specific set reveal yet, save for a promotional video hinting on the fact that the LEGO Super Mario theme is not made up of only one.

As you may notice from this video, the centerpiece of this building playset is the sizeable, electronic LEGO Super Mario figure that has a pair of digital eyes and an expressive mouth. The objective is to maneuver the figure across the brick-built challenges and get handsomely rewarded with digital coins in the process. The idea is very much the same with how Mario needs to navigate the many different obstacles in the 1992 video game, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. LEGO is still quite mum on the set’s release date and how much these LEGO Super Mario sets will cost, especially considering that this LEGO version of Mario is very much the same as its Amiibo cousins from created and released by Nintendo.

Read on for the full press release down below.

The LEGO Group and Nintendo Partner to Take Legendary Brick-Building to a New Level

BILLUND, March 12, 2020: The LEGO Group announced a partnership with Nintendo that will change the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world and engage in LEGO® experiences.

Both companies share a passion for innovation and play and their collaboration has led to a reimagination of the LEGO building experience, enabling an entirely new way to play inspired by the beloved video game icon, Super Mario.

Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, LEGO® Super Mario™ is a new product line that features an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. The new line will let kids experience the playful world of Super Mario like never before. Super Mario will be brought to life in the physical LEGO world and new levels of challenge and styles of play will be part of the iconic LEGO experience enjoyed by generations.

The news was also shared in a video posted by the LEGO Group and Nintendo earlier today (https://youtu.be/Fq3hw4imZ3g).

The video, which hints at what fans can expect when LEGO Super Mario launches later this year, shows a player using an interactive Mario figure to collect coins in a real-life game level that has been created with LEGO bricks.

“We are very excited to bring Mario into the physical world through interactive and social LEGO play”, said Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer, EVP of the LEGO Group. “With this experience we will help millions of kids with love for Mario to engage and play in a completely new way, where they are in control of creating and playing games with their favourite character. By seamlessly incorporating the latest digital technology, LEGO Super Mario is a highly social, interactive and collaborative experience for kids.”

“I have always liked LEGO products and how they help children use their imagination to play”, said Takashi Tezuka, Executive Officer and Game Producer of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “The new product we created together with the LEGO Group seeks to combine two different styles of play – one where you freely build the world of Mario and the other where you play with Mario in the very world that you have created.”

LEGO® Super Mario™ will launch later this year, and more information will be made available in the future. www.LEGO.com/supermario

Stay tuned here in our blog for more LEGO Super Mario news.

LEGO Super Mario is Really Happening!

In a surprising turn of events earlier today, LEGO has dropped a teaser bomb that left most LEGO and Nintendo fans in awe. It’s a long time coming, and fans are still grasping for hints and details on what this upcoming LEGO Super Mario theme is, as announced by LEGO themselves through their social media channels.

There has been a lot of fan theories on what this reveal will be. However, based on the promotional teaser above, it’s really kind of hard to tell what it will be. For starters, the timing of LEGO’s announcement couldn’t be better: March 10 is the official global Happy Mario Day, celebrating Nintendo’s entire Super Mario franchise. Nintendo has chosen this day back in 2016 as the de facto date for the annual celebration, though it does not necessarily mean that it was the official date when the first titular Super Mario video game was released. March 10 was selected simply because of its uncanny resemblance (Mar10) to our plumber hero’s name.

Speaking of resemblance, the figure that LEGO teased in their most recent promotion is needless to say, far from the typical LEGO minifigure that we have. In fact, my first impression upon seeing this LEGO Mario is that it might very well pass for a LEGO Duplo figure, with its 4-stud wide base and over-sized blocky head.

LEGO Super Mario
This first official image of a LEGO Super Mario figure seems to follow the design of those found in LEGO Duplo.

Knowledgable Super Mario fans also point out to the fact that this official LEGO version has a very similar look to that of Mario Zone – one of the areas featured in the 1992 video game, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. There is a bit of truth in that similarity considering that this LEGO version of Mario does not seem to be quite organic with its electronic screen, and analog eyes and mouth.

The Mario Zone – a level featured in the 1992 Nintendo video game, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

Fans are still speculating if this LEGO-Nintendo collab will either lead to a wave of new LEGO Super Mario sets, or a new LEGO video game. LEGO is obviously keeping a tight lid on what it has in store – even LEGO’s VP for Design Matthew Ashton is not telling.

With this recent announcement, it clear that LEGO and Nintendo have moved on with their once bitter rivalry when the LEGO Group sued Japan’s biggest video game company back in the 60s for the latter’s introduction of N&B Block. Past forward in 2020, we can now expect great things to come now that they hurdled the licensing issues that weighed down both companies. For the longest time, LEGO fans have translated their love for both LEGO and Nintendo games in many creative ways that made us wish that these are actual LEGO sets. One great example are these custom LEGO Mario Cubes created by our pals from Build Better Bricks.

Honestly, I hope that LEGO Super Mario is just the beginning. With so many Nintendo names and titles to choose from to become an official LEGO set, we might be looking at the beginning of a LEGO Kirby, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Metroid, and other LEGO Nintendo subthemes. The possibilities are so very exciting!

So what’s your take on this surprising announcement? Are we to see new LEGO Super Mario sets, and if so, what sets are you looking forward to? Or is this a new video game or LEGO lifestyle partnership in the works? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

New: Exclusive LEGO Harry Potter Tom Riddle Minifigure Freebie

Amazon updated its roster of LEGO-inspired books that Harry Potter fans will love to have. The LEGO Harry Potter Magical Treasury: A Visual Guide to the Wizarding World is currently listed via Amazon, and it also comes with an exclusive LEGO Harry Potter Tom Riddle minifigure based on the second film in the franchise, The Chamber of Secrets.

This latest LEGO Harry Potter Tom Riddle minifigure is the newest rendition of the infamous character in the film series which made his first appearance as a minifigure back in 2002 in LEGO Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets (4730). This latest LEGO version of Tom Riddle sees him wearing his old Hogwarts uniform, and is the first of its kind in the LEGO Harry Potter series. Understandably, this is perhaps the main selling point of this upcoming DK offering. Here’s a brief description of the LEGO Harry Potter Magical Treasury: A Visual Guide to the Wizarding World book as listed in Amazon.

A look at the different versions of Lord Voldemort as a LEGO minifigure.

Explore the magical world of LEGO Harry Potter in charming detail.

A spellbinding book featuring the very best sets and minifigures in the LEGO Wizarding World–plus an exclusive minifigure from the LEGO Harry Potter theme for your collection.

Packed with sets, minifigures, and magical accessories from the LEGO Wizarding World, DK’s LEGO Harry Potter Magical Treasury covers the very best of the LEGO Harry Potter theme–from a Hogwarts castle with more than 6,000 pieces to a perfectly molded minifigure-sized wand.

Learn how these magical sets are created in a behind-the-scenes chapter, which features an interview with the award-winning LEGO Harry Potter team.

LEGO Harry Potter Tom Riddle
The new LEGO Harry Potter Tom Riddle minifigure which is exclusively available in DK’s latest LEGO book.

This DK LEGO book is now available for pre-order retailing for $19.79, with a release date of July 7, 2020. If you wish to pre-order this one, be sure to visit the affiliate links highlighted above. For more LEGO Harry Potter and Wizarding World sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

New LEGO Star Wars Busts Revealed: Stormtrooper (75276) and Boba Fett (75277)

If you recall back in August of last year, news from the leaking faucet hinted of more LEGO Star Wars busts that are in the works, following the release of the Darth Vader (75227) and Sith Trooper (77901) brick-built busts. However, it should be noted that this pair of LEGO Star Wars busts are exclusive to their respective fan events and were not made available to the larger general public.

Like any other LEGO event exclusives, a lot of fans were left feeling a bit disappointed about not having access to these collectibles. But this time around, LEGO is now introducing a pair of new LEGO Star Wars sets to make it up somehow to the fans of one of its most lucrative licensed themes. It looks like that the LEGO  Star Wars Stormtrooper (75276) and Boba Fett (75277) busts are now a very sure thing, with first images of its box art now shared online by LEGO 3rd party retailer Toy Santa.

The way LEGO markets these brick-built busts (intended for adult builders 18 and up) clearly shows that they are for LEGO Star Wars AFOLs. I like the premium, UCS-like packaging on these sets, which are quite sizeable by the way, considering that they come with more than 600 LEGO pieces – almost double the size of the Darth Vader and Sith Trooper busts that were mentioned earlier.

The box art for these LEGO Star Wars busts also hints on the fact they are commemorative sets, marking the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back when it was first released in theaters back in 1980. It also bears the film’s commemorative logo bearing the silhouettes of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader’s in their timeless father-and-son confrontation.

There is also no definite retail price as of this time, but we can expect these sets to be somewhere between $70 to $80 USD considering the number of pieces for such licensed sets.

The LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper (75276) and Boba Fett (75277) are not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home, but considering that images such as these are starting to appear already from third-party retailers, then we can expect more info to appear very soon, so stay tuned!

Building Instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) Now Available

The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary gift-with-purchase promo is still up, and while we’re still far from this month’s next LEGO Store promotional freebie, LEGO is kind enough to release the building instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) ahead of its release later this March 23.

LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

If you recall, this limited edition LEGO Easter Egg (40371) is our next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered from March 23 until April 13 as featured in the March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Coming in at 239 pieces, this set features a customizable egg that houses a small, brick-built chick. What is great about this freebie is that it comes with plenty of small, decorative pieces that are usually found in the new LEGO DOTS sets. Additionally, it features a modular design that allows you to have a small storage compartment to house these pieces and another for the brick-built chick. This new LEGO Easter Egg will be added to your cart (both in-store and online at LEGO Shop@Home) if your next LEGO purchase reaches a $50 and above price point during the abovementioned promo period.

While waiting for this set, you may want to give it a try and see if you can build your own LEGO Easter Egg since the set’s building instructions are now available online via LEGO’s customer service. Since it is a highly customizable set, I expect this to have plenty of room to allow you to personalize this set with your own choice of color scheme and design. You may get the building instructions in PDF format right here. Check out the parts list below and see if you have these in your own LEGO collection. I don’t see any rare parts included in them so you can easily swap these with ones with any colors that you have.

LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

Be sure to check back with your local LEGO store starting this last week of March for this limited edition freebie.

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) Gift-With-Purchase Set Now Available

The first LEGO Store promotional for the month of March is already out, and this is something that most of us are looking forward to. LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to now include the commemorative LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, and will also be available to fans who will opt to make their next LEGO purchases in-store.

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370)

The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) set comes in at 188 pieces including a minifigure train attendant. It is a sort of a throwback to 1980’s LEGO Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) that marked the beginning of other popular LEGO Train sets. As an exclusive commemorative set, it is a near-perfect replica of set 7810, with an exact copy of its minifigure.

The LEGO Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) from 1980 that served as the inspiration for LEGO’s most recent promotional set. 

With a retail value of $19.99, the LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) set will be added to your shopping cart for free once your LEGO purchase reaches a qualifying, single-receipt purchase of $99 and above. This promo will run from March 1st until the 15th or until supplies last and is expected to be popular among adult fans who grew up with LEGO.

LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370) LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary (40370)

LEGO’s Customer Service also uploaded the building instructions for this commemorative train set in case you want to give it a try in building your own using LEGO parts that you may already have. Check out this parts list and see if you have these lying around in your collection.

Remember that this promo will only run from March 1 to 15, or until supplies are ample enough so be sure to bag this one as soon as you can.

LEGO Teams Up With Chronicle Books for a LEGO Still Life Photo Contest

Here’s another way of looking at LEGO.  Chronicle Books have teamed up with LEGO for a pretty neat LEGO Still Life Photo Contest where you can show your most creative brick rendition of real-life situations without connecting LEGO pieces! Here are some examples of creative entries.

Chronicle Books launches this contest to coincide with the upcoming release of their eight new licensed LEGO products in April, including a first in a line made specifically for adult fans of LEGO.

In order to join the LEGO Still Life Challenge, participants have to compose their own “still life” scene using only unconnected LEGO bricks. Then you need to share a photo in a public Instagram or Twitter post with hashtags #LEGOStillLife and #ChroniclexLEGO. Once shared over at social media, you need to enter the details of your entry at Chronicle Books’ website.

LEGO Chronicle Books

In order to participate, you need to be a US resident and 18 years old and above. Participants ages 13-17 may require parental consent in order to join. There will be three winners to be announced: a Grand Prize Winner (to receive all 8 Chronicle Books products + a LEGO Gift Card worth $250), a Second Prize Winner (6 Chronicle Books products + Brick Backpack + Key Chain + more), and a Third Prize Winner (Chronicle Books Stationery + Colored Pencils + Buildable Ruler)

If you wish to know more about these latest LEGO Chronicle Books products, you might be interested to know that you can pre-order them now over at Amazon, with a release date of April 7. Click on the following links to know more. For more 2020 LEGO-themed books that come with free LEGO bricks and minifigures, click right here.

LEGO® Still Life with Bricks: The Art of Everyday Play

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Small Parts: The Secret Life of Minifigures

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Still Life with Bricks: 100 Collectible Postcards

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Paint Party Puzzle

LEGO Chronicle Books

LEGO® Note Brick Blue-Green

LEGO® Note Brick Yellow-Orange

LEGO® Brick Notebook

LEGO® Brick Erasers

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Out Now

LEGO has now published its March 2020 Store Calendar and with it, we can catch a glimpse of the various promos that will kick-start our spring brick-building. For starters, the upcoming LEGO DOTS customizable accessory kits take center stage in this monthly store calendar, together with other spring-themed building activities. Let’s check out the details.

Free Exclusive LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary Set (40370)

Promo period: March 1-15, 2020

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

We first spotted this set last month, with some sketchy details on when and how it will be available. Like other commemorative sets, this one will be exclusively available in all LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop@Home for a single-receipt, qualifying purchases of any LEGO merchandise worth $99 and above. Expect this to be popular among AFOLs especially those who are fans of LEGO Train sets. There are plenty of LEGO fan websites that already gave their thoughts about this set, and it only makes me more excited to have it. This is one set that I’m looking forward to adding to my collection.

Free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556)

Promo period: March 9-22, 2020 

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Further expanding the creative possibilities of the LEGO DOTS theme, LEGO is throwing another freebie with this exclusive polybag offering. Fans can expect this new LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556) to be added to their cart once their purchases reach a minimum of $35 or more anytime between March 9 to 22.

Free LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Here’s a cute, little Easter surprise from LEGO. Every LEGO purchase that you make from March 23 to April 13 worth $50 and above will entitle you to a free customizable LEGO Easter Egg (40371) set. Though we do not have official images of this promotional item, on the get-go we can see that its design is somewhat similar to what LEGO released in the UK back in 2004 (sets 4212850 & 4212852). Its retail value of $12.99 may also suggest that this free set will clock in at more or less 100 pieces. The brick-built chick is a cute addition to this freebie, with the yellow and green color scheme perfectly complementing the vibrant mood of spring. Be sure to check this out towards the last week of March if you want to bag this one.

Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)

Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020 

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

It seems that LEGO intends this next freebie to complement its LEGO Easter Egg promo. For a minimum single-receipt purchase worth  $30 or more, you’ll get to add the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) for free. It’s a pretty neat set to add to the LEGO Easter Egg, where you can have both sets once your purchase reaches a $50 price point.

Build. Unbuild. Rebuild

In-store event: March 11, 2020

Kids ages 6 to 14 can come to their local LEGO Store between 4-7PM of March 11 to participate in this in-store building event. As a token for participating, each child will receive a small gift. However, parents or caretakers must ensure that their children are pre-registered at their local LEGO Store starting March 6.

How Do You DOT?

In-store event: March 19, 2020  

Participants ages 6 to 18 can visit their local LEGO Store on March 19 to create their own LEGO DOT accessory and bring it home for free as a gift for their selves. However, LEGO DOT bracelets (sets 41900, 41901, 41902, 41903 & 41912) needed for these accessories are sold separately. This building event requires in-store pre-registration beginning March 6.

Other than the LEGO DOTS sets, there are plenty more to watch out for once March kicks in such as the LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163), LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162), the LEGO Ninjago Golden Zane Minifigure Accessory Set (40374), and LEGO Fairground Minifigure Accessory Set (40373) to name a few. If you time your next LEGO purchase accordingly, it’s possible to get the commemorative LEGO Train 40th Anniversary Set and the LEGO DOTS Mini Frame in one go. It is also the same for the LEGO Easter-themed freebies since they are offered within the same promo period.

What are you most excited about in this March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.

More NYTF 2020 News: A Closer Look at the LEGO Minions Sets

LEGO has just listed its line-up of LEGO Minions tie-in sets at its Shop@Home portal just in time for the New York Toy Fair. However, it’s evident that LEGO is still holding back some details regarding these sets due to a limited number of images that it opted to upload on its servers. And this time around, they’re ready to show it all at their booth at NYTF. Thanks to The Brothers Brick who are still reporting live at the Javits Center, we can now have a hands-on, closer look at these little yellow guys.

Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair (75551)

LEGO Minions

The largest in this series, this set features a sizeable replica of Kevin and Stuart with a hidden surprise inside.

The box art for this set suggests that you can build Bob as the third minion in the group. However, bear in mind that if you prefer to display all of the three Minions major characters than you have to purchase two of these sets. It’s also a nice touch to see three unique builds or lairs dedicated to each of the three Minions: Stuart’s room features some items and gadgets supposedly to carry out their despicable plans, Kevin has his computer room filled with many of his ingenious plans and weapon schematics (I think I see a fart gun somewhere), and Bob has his martial arts room filled with all kinds of weapons to hone his villainous skills.

LEGO Minions

This set comes in at 876 pieces with three corresponding minifigures of Stuart (in blue pajamas), Kevin (with a white hard hat) and Bob (in his kung fu garb) all of which will retail for $49.99.

 

Minions Kung Fu Battle (75550)

LEGO Minions

LEGO Minions

Without being too spoilery about the film, this set features a Chinese temple build in predominantly red design. It also features a training ground, dragon puppet, and three minifigures: Stuart and Kevin in their kung-fu get-ups and the significantly larger Otto. I like how LEGO throws in a bunch of multi-colored bananas together with this set just for laughs. This LEGO Minions set comes in at 310 pieces and will retail for $39.99

 

Unstoppable Bike Chase (75549)

LEGO Minions

LEGO Minions

This third regular set from LEGO Minions features a buildable motorbike that perfectly reflects the budding nefarious deeds of the gang. It also comes with a red rocket skate for the Minions to ride on. But I guess what could be the main attraction for this set, especially for collectors, is the inclusion of an exclusive Gru minifigure. Since Minions: The Rise of Gru is a prequel of sorts, we can also expect a younger version of Gru, complete with his trademark scarf printed on his torso. He also comes with new medium legs. Other than the exclusive Gru minifig, this set also includes the minifigures of Bob and Stuart.

 

Minion Pilot in Training (75547)

LEGO Minions

LEGO Minions

One of the “4+” set in this series, this set features a small private plane and two minifigs: Stuart in a unique pilot uniform and Bob in blue overalls. This set comes in at 119 pieces and will retail for $29.99.

 

Minions in Gru’s Lab (75546) 

LEGO Minions

LEGO Minions

Another 4+ set, the Minions in Gru’s Lab features an orange slide, a red track, and a small rocket-powered coaster. This set will retail for $19.99 and comes in at 87 pieces.

 

Thanks again to The Brothers Brick for sharing these images. LEGO Minions sets are slated to be released starting April 27, with the Minions: The Rise of Gru scheduled to be released in theaters on July 3.