A Look at the Rest of the LEGO Star Wars Sets Slated for Triple Force Friday

After LEGO has officially unveiled its initial wave of sets based off from the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker film, brick fans of the highly celebrated franchise will also get additional LEGO Star Wars sets to include in their collection. As I’ve mentioned before, this may strictly no longer come in as a surprise since these sets were made available already by some third-party retailers ahead of their scheduled embargo. These sets even landed on the hands of some LEGO reviewers across YouTube so most of you may already have a good grasp on what these new LEGO Star Wars sets have to offer. But in any case, and if for some reason, you haven’t kept tabs on what’s happening lately on this side of the brick galaxy, then read on for full product descriptions and some crisp, close-up images of these sets. These and much more are all slated for an official global release during next week’s Triple Force Friday.

Other than LEGO Star Wars The Rise of the Skywalker tie-in sets, these new LEGO sets are based on some of the early Star Wars films, and one which takes inspiration from the upcoming Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. As of this posting, these sets are not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home but we can be sure that these sets will go live once Triple Force Friday kicks in on October 4th.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

AT-ST Raider (75254)

Triple Force Friday

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540 pieces | Age 8+ 49.99 (USD) 69.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Recreate epic Star Wars adventures from The Mandalorian!

Stride into action with the awesome AT-ST Raider from the Star Wars™ TV series, The Mandalorian! This cool walker has everything you’d expect, including posable legs and a turning turret with an opening cockpit and firing shooters. The set also comes with the Mandalorian, Cara Dune and 2 Klatooinian
Raiders to get the LEGO® Star Wars action going straight away! Are you ready to play, young Mandalorian?
• Includes 4 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters: The Mandalorian, Cara Dune and 2 Klatooinian Raider minifigures.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-ST vehicle features posable jointed legs, a wheel-activated turning turret, opening canopy with space for a minifigure inside a detailed cockpit, and specially decorated elements for a cannibalized look.
• Weapons include 3 blaster rifles and a blaster.
• Recreate amazing adventures from the hit Star Wars: TV series The Mandalorian.
• Makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-ST walker building toy measures over 9” (25cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

 

Inspired by Classic Star Wars Scenes and Characters

Death Star Cannon (75246)

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159 pieces | Age 7+ 19.99 (USD) 29.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Create a thrilling LEGO® Star Wars™ scene aboard the Death Star!

Join Obi-Wan Kenobi on a perilous mission aboard the mighty Death Star. Sneak him past the Death Star Gunner and help him disable the tractor beam before he’s spotted. Then help the Jedi hero defeat the gunner before he can fire the powerful laser cannon. The fate of the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy is in your hands with this cool Star Wars: A New Hope scene!
• Includes Obi-Wan Kenobi and Death Star Gunner LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures.
• A LEGO® Death Star Cannon model based on a pivotal scene from the original Star Wars: A New Hope movie, featuring a tractor beam control tower and a rotating/elevating laser cannon with spring-loaded shooter and storage clips for the missiles.
• Weapons include Obi-Wan’s blue Lightsaber and the Death Star Gunner’s blaster pistol.
• This LEGO® Star Wars™ merchandise makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars gift for any occasion.
• Hot construction toy based on the original Star Wars™ movie measures over 3” (9cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.

Yoda (75255)

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1771 pieces | Age 10+ 99.99 (USD) 139.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Build and display a true LEGO® Star Wars™ legend – Yoda!

Play out exciting Star Wars™ battles with buildable Jedi Master Yoda! He might be made of LEGO® bricks, but with his powerful Lightsaber this large LEGO Yoda figure is a force to be reckoned with. Move his head, eyebrows, fingers and toes to strike the perfect Jedi Master pose! This set also comes with a display stand and a small Yoda minifigure and Lightsaber.
• Features intricate detailing, posable head and eyebrows, movable fingers and toes, Yoda’s green Lightsaber, as well as a fact plaque with details about the Jedi master and a stand for the included Yoda minifigure and Lightsaber.
• This Star Wars: Attack of the Clones collectible makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ present for any occasion.
• Collect two Yoda LEGO® Star Wars™ characters in one set!
• LEGO® Star Wars™ Yoda figure with Lightsaber stands over 16” (41cm) tall.

 

What do you think about these new LEGO Star Wars sets brick fans? Are these good reasons for you to be excited about Triple Force Friday? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Classic LEGO Pirates Are Back With The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

The First 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Results are on a roll. After the announcement of the now approved LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street and LEGO Ideas Playable Piano, it looks like LEGO fans are on to a nostalgic pirate trip in this next approved 10K project, the LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay.

LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

Originally designed by Spanish audio-visual artist Pablo Jimenez (aka Bricky_Brick over at LEGO Ideas), the LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay is a modular set that every fan of the classic LEGO Pirates will surely want to have. It has been four years ago when LEGO released its last pirate-inspired sets since the theme’s inception way back in 1989. Undoubtedly, this is one of LEGO’s most beloved and successful original creations, and seeing the LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay finally becoming a reality as an official LEGO set seems to be long overdue. The best part of it is that the brick-built pirate fortress follows a modular design similar to the likes of the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310).

LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

Pablo’s original design clocks in at somewhere between 2,550 to 2,650 pieces and includes seven (7) pirate minifigures. It also features four (4) interchangeable levels that highlight some of the things that a sea-loving pirate would love to do: having a hearty meal, manning the cannons, and planning their next adventure on the high seas.

The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

Prepare the cannons sailors, you have to defend the bay!

Welcome to the impregnable pirate fortress, house of Red beard, many sailors fear these waters, the most dangerous pirates make their stop here. Be careful not to be locked in jail or possibly the only place you can be, as long as you do not find the secret exit.

There is a rumor, they say that there is a treasure map, it is believed that it is below the canteen, many of them are looking for the treasure but none of them have yet achieved it. Will you be able to find it?

It is time to return to the classics and what better than this super bastion built on shipwrecks, with traps like the pendular anchor that warns unexpected visitors and the dog and the monkey guardian. The food is delicious in our tavern, many pirates only stop to eat here. In this small pirate town we find a small farm with pigs and chickens, lobsters crabs and fish, also delight this area.

A Modular set that includes 7 minifigures and: 1 monkey, 1 scorpion, 3 crabs, 3 hens, two pigs, 3 parrots, a shark, and a dog.

The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay is tentatively scheduled for release some time next year, and with two other equally impressive LEGO Ideas sets that go along with it, 2020 is certainly a great year to be a LEGO Ideas fan. Again, our warmest congratulations to Pablo Jimenez and to all who made this next LEGO set possible.

Playable Piano Slated To Be the Next LEGO Ideas Set

Following the announcement of the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street as our next LEGO Ideas set, the First 2019 Review Results also included another set that eventually received the thumbs up from the LEGO Ideas Design Team. If you recall earlier in May this year, the LEGO Ideas Playable Piano project by Donny Chen (aka SleepyCow over at LEGO Ideas) required further review due to the intricate details and sheer complexity in building the project’s various moving parts and features. Now after four months of waiting, I’m glad that this LEGO Ideas project finally got the green light in becoming an official LEGO set.

Playable Piano

The LEGO Ideas Playable Piano is clearly a work of passion for Donny. Being a piano teacher himself, he designed the Playable Piano with expert knowledge on its various moving parts and complex internal mechanism. The attention to detail that Donny devoted to this set is impressive in itself. The original design is made up of 2,798 LEGO pieces that recreate a working grand piano. Here’s a brief description of this set, followed by a brief video that shows us some of the play features on this upcoming set.

The Concert Grand Piano, one of the most complex instruments of all time, is now in Lego form.

Built entirely from 2798 authentic LEGO bricks, it accurately captures the mechanical details of a real piano, featuring:

  • Removable keyboard with 25 independent working keys, each key connects to its own hammer.
  • Working damper and pedal function.
  • 25 strings.
  • Realistic piano lid which can be open either half stick of full stick.
  • Realistic fallboard with a soft close.
  • Removable music stand.
  • Height adjustable piano bench.
  • Self-playing function enabled by adding PowerFunction, which allows keys to play at different tempos and rhythms.
  • Realistic piano wheels.

The LEGO Ideas Playable Piano is set to be released sometime next year, with the LEGO Ideas Design Team working hard to perfect this masterpiece. Congratulations Donny Chen, and I can’t wait to build this next superb LEGO Ideas set.

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Sets Officially Revealed

Well, this might not be entirely new and some with even dare say that this is no surprise. But LEGO has finally lifted a rather broken embargo when it officially announced the LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets alongside other new LSW sets based from the classic films and Disney+’s The Mandalorian. The official reveal came just in time for Triple Force Friday which will launch next week on October 4th. However, it is already known that several retailers both online and in-store, have already put these LEGO Star Wars sets on their shelves which allowed several LEGO fan YouTubers to legally purchase and review them. In any case, whether you’re surprised by it or not, here’s a closer look at these LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets and what you can expect from them.

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Sets

Resistance A-Wing Starfighter (75248)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

269 pieces | Age 7+ 29.99 (USD) 39.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Add an iconic A-wing to any Star Wars™ collection!

Fly into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker action with the awesome Resistance A-Wing Starfighter! It’s got cool details, like spring-loaded shooters and an opening cockpit to sit Snap Wexley at the controls. You also get Lieutenant Connix, so whether you’re planning an attack against the evil First Order or just flying over the surface of a distant planet, this cool LEGO® playset is so much fun!
• Includes Snap Wexley and Lieutenant Connix LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures.
• This Star Wars™ building toy features an opening minifigure cockpit, retractable landing gear, wingtip cannons and 2 integrated spring-loaded shooters.
• Playset weapons include Snap Wexley’s blaster pistol and Lieutenant Connix’s blaster.
• Recreate exciting moments from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie.
• Makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or surprise gift for any occasion.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ starship measures over 2” (7cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter (75249)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

578 pieces | Age 8+ 69.99 (USD) 89.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Collect an updated LEGO® Star Wars™ Y-Wing!

Load up for a bombing run with the Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! Fly in under the radar and pull the trigger to help Zorii Bliss release the bombs. Send the First Order Snowtrooper scrambling for cover and then rescue Poe Dameron, D-O and the Astromech Droid. With this Y-wing, LEGO® Star Wars™ action is never far away!
• Includes 5 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters: Poe Dameron, Zorii Bliss and First Order Snowtrooper minifigures, and D-O and astromech droid LEGO figures.
• Star Wars™ Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter, a.k.a. wishbone, features an opening minifigure cockpit, folding landing gear, 2 spring-loaded shooters and top-loaded bombs with trigger-activated release.
• Weapons include Poe’s blaster pistol, Zorii’s 2 blaster pistols and the First Order Snowtrooper’s blaster.
• The Y-Wing’s color scheme and Zorii’s molded helmet are new for October 2019.
• Recreate exciting moments from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie.
• This starship makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a fun Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• Star Wars™ building set measures over 2” (7cm) high, 16” (43cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.

Pasaana Speeder Chase (75250)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

373 pieces | Age 8+ 39.99 (USD) 49.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Get the action going with 2 exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ vehicles!

Race with Rey and BB-8 across distant planets on their transport speeder. Just like the one in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this speeder looks like it hovers, too! But look out, the First Order is in hot pursuit on their treadspeeder – and a Jet Trooper is swooping in from above. Time to grab your Lightsaber and help Rey teach those evil troopers a lesson they’ll never forget!
• Comes with exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ characters including 3 minifigures – Rey, First Order Jet Trooper and a First Order Treadspeeder Driver – plus a BB-8 droid LEGO figure.
• Transport speeder has space for Rey and BB-8 and features a transparent stand for an authentic ‘hovering’ look.
• Treadspeeder has a seat for a trooper plus a rubber tank track and 2 side-mounted stud shooters for exciting role-play action.
• Molded rocket element and Jet Trooper rocket elements are new for October 2019.
• Weapons include Rey’s blue Lightsaber, the Treadspeeder Driver’s blaster pistol and the Jet Trooper’s blaster.
• Recreate exciting moments from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with this fun LEGO® Star Wars™ kids’ toy.
• This set makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• Transport speeder measures over 3” (10cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.

Kylo Ren’s Shuttle (75256)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

1005 pieces | Age 10+ 119.99 (USD) 159.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Inspire galactic role-play with Kylo Ren’s Shuttle!

Travel the galaxy with Kylo Ren’s personal shuttle. It has everything the Supreme Leader could ever want, including folding wings and spring-loaded shooters for scaring off those pesky Resistance fighters! There’s also space in the cockpit for his fearsome crew, the Knights of Ren. This awesome set also comes with General Pryde, a Sith Trooper and a First Order Stormtrooper, so you can start battling right away!
• Includes 6 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, General Pryde, a Sith Trooper, a First Order Stormtrooper and 2 Knights of Ren.
• Kylo Ren’s command shuttle features rotatable right engine for folding in the wings when landing, the ability to shorten the wings by folding the top part down, 2 spring-loaded shooters, lowering access ramp and a 3-minifigure cockpit.
• Weapons include Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber, General Pryde’s blaster pistol, the Sith Trooper’s blaster rifle, the First Order Stormtrooper’s blaster and the Knights of Ren’s axe and mace.
• Includes a new-for-October-2019 Knights of Ren helmet design.
• Inspire role-play scenes from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with Kylo Ren’s personal transport ship.
• Makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ ship with wings extended measures over 13” (35cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 19” (50cm) wide.

Millennium Falcon (75257)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

1351 pieces | Age 9+ 159.99 (USD) 179.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Own the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

Join Finn, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Boolio, C-3PO, R2-D2 and D-O, as they travel the galaxy aboard the legendary Millennium Falcon. Like the version from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this one might have seen better days… but it can still do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs… probably. So, raise the ramp, take the controls and get ready to head out on a LEGO® Star Wars™ voyage of adventure!
• Includes 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters: Finn, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian and Boolio minifigures, plus R2-D2 and D-O LEGO droid figures.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon model external features include a rotating top and bottom gun turrets (bottom turret fits 2 minifigures), 2 spring-loaded shooters, a lowering ramp and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures.
• Interior details include a cargo area with 2 containers, navigation computer with rotating chair, couch and Dejarik hologame table, galley, bunk, hidden smuggling compartment and a hyperdrive with repair tools.
• Weapons include Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster, Finn’s blaster and Lando’s blaster.
• Inspire role-play scenes from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie with the legendary Corellian freighter.
• This LEGO® Star Wars™ set makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars collectible for any occasion.
• Starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide.

Disney LEGO Stores to Host Midnight Sales for Triple Force Friday

We’re just counting the days before Triple Force Friday kicks in, and in case you’re planning to head over at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California or at Disney Springs at Disney World in Orlando, Florida then you may want to pay a visit at the Disney LEGO Stores in these locations on October 3 to 4.

The Disney Parks blog site has announced that in keeping up with the tradition of launching a new Star Wars film and its tie-in merchandise, the LEGO Stores located in the abovementioned Disney parks will be offering an early midnight sale which will include new LEGO Star Wars sets based on the last installment of the Star Wars Skywalker saga The Rise of Skywalker, Disney+’s The Mandalorian series, and a couple of LSW sets based on earlier Star Wars movies. Truth be told, these sets were already made available at some online retailers and were even spotted on store shelves of third-party retailers ahead of their official launch next week. But in case you haven’t made up your mind on that next LEGO Star Wars purchase, then sealing the deal on Triple Force Friday is a great way to earn some exclusive freebies and huge discounts.

Here’s a quick reference to this sales event as mentioned by Disney Parks.

You can join in the conversation on social using Triple #ForceFriday and at in-store retail celebrations around the globe when products set on Oct. 4. Fans in Orlando and Anaheim will be able to experience Oct. 4 midnight shopping at World of Disney at Disney Springs and Downtown Disney. Disney Springs will also feature midnight shopping at the LEGO Store, along with Star Wars-themed food and beverage offerings and a LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Master Build Event.

So if you have plans of tracking down the latest and hottest Star Wars merchandise at these Disneyland locations then be sure to add the LEGO Stores in these locations to your bucket list. Traditionally, these sales events are quite popular to Star Wars and LEGO fans because of the pretty nice promos that LEGO attaches to it. From October 4 to 6, fans with qualifying LEGO Star Wars purchases of $75 and above will entitle them for a free and exclusive LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary (40362) set.

Other than the new LEGO Star Wars sets that will launch on October 4, LSW fans that are looking for a good bargain will also pleased to know that the majority of currently available LEGO Star Wars sets will be offered at great discounts. We can expect that these discounts will go live as early as midnight of October 3 leading to October 4, and this will be offered across LEGO Stores both in-store and online. Better be quick though, since these discounted LEGO sets can run out pretty quickly. I’ll post some updates as soon as I can once new info comes in so stay tuned.

2019 LEGO Star Wars Triple Force Friday Merch Reveals on Thursday

StarWars.com has announced the official reveal of its Triple Force Friday merchandise this Thursday, September 26. This includes all the tie-in products spanning all of the three major titles that Disney and Lucasfilms will be releasing this year which includes Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (December 20), Disney+’s The Mandalorian (November 12) and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (November 15) video game. These Triple Force Friday products, including the leaked 2019 LEGO Star Wars sets, will also be officially revealed this Thursday.

Well actually, some of these 2019 LEGO Star Wars sets were already made available to fans in some locations, and there were numerous reports were these sets are already available for purchase both locally and abroad. In fact, a cursory search over YouTube will reveal a couple of early reviews of these sets made by the LEGO fan community who managed to legally purchase them from retailers ahead of their official global launch this week. In any case, even if you feel its a bit anti-climactic, the embargo on these 2019 LEGO Star Wars sets will inevitably be lifted soon.

Here’s the complete press release coming from StarWars.com.

A GALAXY OF STAR WARS STARS COUNT DOWN TO TRIPLE FORCE FRIDAY

JOIN DAISY RIDLEY, JOHN BOYEGA, PEDRO PASCAL, GINA CARANO, AND MORE FOR A SPECIAL FIRST LOOK AT NEW STAR WARS PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY HIT SHELVES.

Lucasfilm and stars from across the Star Wars saga will be unveiling the next generation of products from a galaxy far, far away — and we would be honored if you would join us.

Tune into YouTube.com/StarWars on Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET for a special livestream event based at Pinewood Studios in London, the famed shooting location of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Via live and recorded vignettes, generations of Star Wars icons will reveal new products in advance of their roll out on Triple Force Friday, October 4, all inspired by a trio of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases:

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The highly-anticipated final installment of the Skywalker Saga, which hits theaters December 20
  • The Mandalorian: The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, which will debut in the US on November 12 exclusively on Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: A brand-new action-adventure game from Respawn, releasing November 15

The livestream celebration will feature appearances from Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Keri Russell (Zorii), Naomi Ackie (Jannah), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune in The Mandalorian), and Cameron Monaghan (Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). Livestream viewers also will be treated to the worldwide premiere of a new trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, along with other special surprises from across the Star Wars galaxy. Warwick Davis, a beloved Star Wars actor known for his role as the Ewok “Wicket” in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, will serve as host during the livestream event at Pinewood Studios, while Anthony Carboni (The Star Wars Show) will helm the recorded product reveals.

Fans can join the conversation on social using Triple #ForceFriday.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Triple Force Friday!

2019 LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) Gift-With-Purchase Set Revealed

LEGO seems to be on a roll as we feel more and more of the Christmas vibe in the air. After revealing the Gingerbread House (10267) and LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353), we now have another seasonal set to add to that Winter Village MOC that you might be working on, or just to simply have around as a pretty neat holiday decor around the house. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have a first look at this year’s LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) gift-with-purchase (GWP) seasonal set.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

If you recall, this promotional set has been like a sort of tradition for the LEGO Group every holiday season, similar to the likes of last year’s LEGO Christmas Carousel (40293) and LEGO Christmas Box (40292). Both sets came with a certain qualifying purchase, and both looked lovely as holiday-inspired sets. Similarly, we can also expect that the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) will be available to all LEGO fans perhaps as part once again of this year’s Black Friday deals.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

The LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) comes in at 392 pieces and features a better version of a brick-built Christmas tree. It features several cool touches such as a rotating base, a series of nicely colored brick-built gift boxes, a microscaled train, and several colorful bulbs that imitate the tree’s flashing lights. By far, this is the best Christmas tree model that LEGO came up with at a very long time.

I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in regarding this set’s availability. But as I said, I’m assuming that this promotional set will go live once Black Friday 2019 kicks in, similar to what LEGO did in the past. Furthermore, we can also expect another LEGO seasonal Christmas set to be offered before the year ends so I’ll keep an eye on that as well. Thanks again to Promobricks for sharing this.

LEGO and Blizzard Launches Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Here’s something new for LEGO Overwatch fans. LEGO and Blizzard team up once again to bring the LEGO brick in the fast-paced world of Overwatch. The Bastion’s Brick Challenge will run from September 17 to 30 where gamers will have a chance to give Bastion the LEGO treatment with a series of in-game rewards that players can earn. Twitch viewers will also be treated with a handful of LEGO-inspired content by watching their favorite online Overwatch streamers. And to cap it off, you can save up to 50% on LEGO Overwatch sets over at the Blizzard Gear Store in the US. This sale promo is currently running until October 1. So if you’re still looking forward to completing your 2019 LEGO Overwatch sets, then you’re in a for a treat with this heavily discounted sets.

Watch the video below and check out the following press release for more details on the mechanics of the Bastion’s Brick Challenge courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment.

Build Yourself  Up With Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Grab your bricks and build yourself up by completing Bastion’s Brick Challenge! Play games and watch streams to earn new content inspired by LEGO® – including the new legendary Brick Bastion skin.

From now until September 30, players will be able to earn five sprays, six player icons, and the legendary Brick Bastion skin, for a total of twelve new rewards.

  • BUILD ‘EM UP – Learn how to unlock brand-new Bastion rewards
  • WATCH TO EARN – Earn special Bastion-themed cosmetics by watching Twitch streams
  • SAVE 20% ON LEGO® OVERWATCH! – Learn more about LEGO® Overwatch 

BUILD ‘EM UP

We’re bringing the magic of LEGO® into Overwatch with some LEGO®-inspired content available to unlock in-game. Wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will all earn you limited-time player icons, sprays, and a new legendary skin: BRICK BASTION!

These special Bastion’s Brick Challenge rewards are a bonus on top of your normal earnings for playing in the Arcade.

Bastion's Brick Challenge

WATCH TO EARN 

Want more? You can watch Twitch streamers before, during or after matches to unlock even more Bastion cosmetics – we’re bringing you more Twitch Drops every time you tune in to participating broadcasters through September 30 to earn six Bastion’s Brick Challenge sprays!

IMPORTANT: To be eligible to receive these Twitch Drops you must first link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account. Visit the Twitch Connections page to log in and complete the link now.

Bastion's Brick Challenge

Bastion’s Brick Challenge Twitch Drops will be available September 17 – September 30 on select Twitch broadcaster channels—view the full list of participating channels below. Tune in during the highlighted dates and times to support a specific broadcaster, or watch their streams at any point during the campaign to unlock these rewards.

Broadcaster Spotlight Date / Time Channel
Valkia Sept 17 (11:00 PDT – 19:00 PDT) twitch.tv/valkia
BrickinNick Sept 18 (11:00 PDT – 17:00 PDT) twitch.tv/brickinnick
Grant Sept 19 (23:00 PDT – 11:00 PDT) twitch.tv/granthinds
Zondalol Sept 20 (23:00 PDT – 05:00 PDT) twitch.tv/zondalol
LeeTaeJun Sept 21 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT) twitch.tv/dlxowns45
WantedOW Sept 22 (06:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT) twitch.tv/wantedow
Daniikills Sept 23 (19:00 PDT – 22:00 PDT) twitch.tv/daniikills
Larihmage Sept 24 (12:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT) twitch.tv/larihmage
YongBongTang Sept 25 (04:00 PDT – 07:00 PDT) twitch.tv/itopicy
Drth7 Sept 26 (21:00 PDT – 01:00 PDT) twitch.tv/drth7
Ppatiphan Sept 27 (06:00 PDT – 08:00 PDT) twitch.tv/ppatiphan
T_Sven Sept 28 (05:00 PDT – 12:00 PDT) twitch.tv/t_sven
Fenner Sept 29 (06:00 PDT – 18:00 PDT) twitch.tv/danielfenner
Tyr0din Sept 30 (20:00 PDT – 00:00 PDT) twitch.tv/tyr0din

SAVE 20% ON LEGO® OVERWATCH! 

Through October 1, save 50% off the LEGO Omnic Bastion set, and 20% off a selection of other LEGO products, in the Blizzard Gear Store! Promotions apply to the US Gear Store only. Limited international shipping available.

Grab your building bricks, win some games, and keep your eye on the aforementioned broadcaster channels so you can add all of these limited-time cosmetics to your collection.

Now get in there—this challenge ends September 30!

LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) to Come With a Certificate of Authenticity

If you’re in the Leicester Square area in London as you’re reading this, then you might want to check out what is happening at the local LEGO Store right there. Across social media, LEGO has announced a particular LEGO Star Wars UCS  Imperial Star Destroyer Designer Event that is about to start anytime soon. And from the looks of it, those who are near the LEGO Store in Leicester Square will have a head start in being one of the first to try and build this latest mammoth-sized set from LEGO ahead of its official VIP launch on September 18th.  What is cool about this event is the fact that you will not just get to meet and greet, and have your own LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) set signed by its designer Henrik Andersen, but you’ll also get a Certificate of Authenticity signifying that what you have right there is the real, genuine LEGO Star Wars thing. Here’s LEGO’s statement regarding this:

LEGO Star Wars fans. You do not want to miss this…😱

Here is all you need to know about this event:

Become one of the first owners in the world of the brand new Ultimate Collector Series LEGO® Star Wars™ Imperial Star Destroyer set.* 🙌

Purchase the set and get LEGO Star Wars set signed by the LEGO Designer Henrik Andersen plus receive double VIP points!

Last but not least, all purchases of the 75252 set at the event will receive a certificate of authenticity.

Line up early to ensure entry, as stock is limited. First come first served.

*The number of sets is limited to one per person.

Please note this set is particularly large and heavy! The box dimensions of the LEGO® Imperial Star Destroyer Set are 53,3 x 46 x 38,5 cm, and weights 12,5 kilos. No cardboard wheels will be included.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
May the Force be with you!

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Now if you’re planning to get this set, you should be aware that unlike the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millenium Falcon (75192) when it was released back in 2017, the Imperial  Star Destroyer (75252) will NOT include a trolley or cardboard wheels to help you carry it around. This is in spite of its almost identical box size and at 12.5 kilos weight. Now I’m not really sure how the LEGO Store in Leicester Square will manage to pack this set, especially for customers who will be requiring additional assistance. I hope that the least that they can do is to offer another protective box covering or cardboard just to ensure that the actual box will not get damaged.

Nevertheless, I’m sure for the most devout LEGO Star Wars fan, this might just be a minor inconvenience. With a signed boxed set from Henrik Andersen plus a Certificate of Authenticity to be proud of, I’m sure carrying 12.5 kilos worth of LEGO pieces will not be that bad. 😉  Lastly, I’m not sure at this point if this Certificate of Authenticity is only limited to those who will buy the set at the LEGO Store in Leicester Square, but I hope and expect that this will be a regular offering across all LEGO brand stores, and even if you will opt to purchase online. Kindly give me a heads-up if you’re planning to get this set on launch date, and give us a tip about your in-store experience.

New LEGO Brawls Mobile Game Coming on Apple Arcade

Apple is revving things up in the video games industry with the introduction of Apple Arcade earlier this year. And with LEGO working partnership with the most valuable tech company on the planet, we can be sure that LEGO has plenty in store for Apple users and mobile gamers. In fact, its quite a busy year for LEGO as far as mobile gaming is concerned. We have the upcoming launch of LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed this fall, and LEGO Star Wars Battles which is scheduled for release next year. Plus with the upcoming launch of LEGO Brawls for the Apple Arcade this month, the mobile gaming landscape couldn’t be more exciting.

From what he heard from Bricks Fanz, LEGO Brawls combines the fast-paced action of a 4v4 multiplayer setup, set in an expansive LEGO brick universe. Developed by Red Games Co., LEGO Brawls allows you to build and customize your very own LEGO minifigure character avatar that will battle it out against other contenders across iconic LEGO themes. Whether be it in Ninjago City, in outer space or the vast desert wasteland, LEGO Brawls offers a challenging and yet fun environment where you can battle it out with friends or cooperatively play with them.

LEGO Brawls

Each particular stage in LEGO Brawls also offers the chance of achieving certain hilarious power-ups and vehicles with that signature brand of LEGO humor. You can choose from an array of pie launchers, money guns, jet packs, and even a silly old hotdog stand. Here’s some in-game footage courtesy of Apple Arcade.

LEGO Brawls

LEGO | RED Games

The bricks will fly in this multiplayer brawler set in the LEGO universe. Players create their own characters, collaborate with teammates to build and control machines, and battle to win.

LEGO Brawls will launch alongside Apple Arcade this week, on September 19. Apple Arcade is Apple’s new subscription-based gaming service that gives its users unlimited access to more than a hundred mobile games exclusive to the Apple platform, with more rolling out throughout the rest of the year.  Up to six people can share on a subscription where each of them can pick-up and play across multiple devices. To know more about this latest offering from Apple be sure to stay tuned via their Apple Arcade website.