LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498) Are These Year’s NYCC LEGO Exclusives.

After yesterday’s tease of this year’s New York Comic Con LEGO exclusive, we now have our first look at what these sets are. Alluding to the classic Star Wars saga, we have the iconic characters of Boba Fett and Han Solo rendered in LEGO BrickHeadz form. With a total piece count of 329 pieces, the LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498) numbered 27 and 28 respectively, is the first and largest LEGO BrickHeadz offered as of to date.

The Han Solo in Carbonite features the very first official BrickHeadz “closed eye” design, and stands as the largest LEGO BrickHeadz ever made. The LEGO BrickHeadz Boba Fett features tons of details and unique pieces exclusive to this year’s LEGO New York Comic Con offering. Set 41498 will be available to all qualified Comic-Con attendees (via a preliminary lottery system), retailing for $40 each.

What do you think brick fans of this year’s NYCC LEGO BrickHeadz exclusive? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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The LEGO Lester Minifigure (40308) Now Available in LEGO Store Leicester Square.

If you recall from last year’s grand opening of the largest LEGO Store in the world at Leicester Square in London, LEGO fans in the UK were thrilled to know that LEGO went the extra mile by offering a limited edition (only 275 pieces released), Lester minifigure to mark the occasion. However, it is not something that has gone out smoothly since most LEGO fans who visited were quite disappointed to know that they will only qualify to bring home this freebie after reaching a certain purchase threshold AND via a scratch card lottery system. Needless to say, only 275 visitors left the store brimming with smiles during that day.

Now a year later, LEGO Leicester Square has a treat for everyone, now that the store offers Lester once more and this time in a polybag version that you can buy right from the store. The new LEGO Lester Minifigure (40308) polybag is now on sale in the said LEGO Leicester Square, retailing for £5.99 (approximately $8) each, and with no qualifying purchases or conditions.

It is said that this new Lester minifigure offering seems to be a bit different from the original, particularly with regards to its hat element. Though last year’s Lester minifig still remains to be desired for its impressive packaging similar to Comic-Con offerings, this later polybag version is still a good catch if you wish to bring home with you a part of the largest LEGO store in the world. We just have to see later on if such differences from the original version do exist.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up. Images courtesy of CandidBricks via Reddit.

 

This Year’s New York Comic-Con LEGO Exclusive Will Be… LEGO Star War BrickHeadz!

We’re counting the days away before this year’s New York Comic-Con kicks in this Thursday. Similarly to this year’s SDCC, expect legions of LEGO fans to flock the halls of Javits Center from October 5 to 8 to have their try on this year’s exclusive NYCC LEGO set. As it turns out, Jedi News has reported that this year’s exclusive set will be a LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz, in contrast to the DC and Marvel-themed LEGO BrickHeadz sets exclusively sold during San Diego Comic-Con last July.

Do take note that the box art images for this exclusive pair of LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz do not represent the actual product. Same as in other comic-con events, purchasing these sets will be determined via a lottery system (which was already done and attendees who qualified were already notified), which eventually spikes up interest for these collectibles. The NYCC LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz comes in at 329 pieces retailing for $40, and will be available for sale for qualified attendees from October 5 to 8. Each BrickHeadz comes with its unique series number (27 and 28 respectively) and customized baseplate.

So what do you think brick fans, which Star Wars characters would you like to see receiving the LEGO BrickHeadz treatment? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned here at the BrickShow for the latest news updates about this year’s NYCC exclusive.

 

LEGO Clarifies the Availability of the LEGO Star Wars VIP Card.

Purchasing an $800 LEGO set hailed to be the largest of all time is no easy feat, and being a proud owner (or planning to be one) of the currently out of stock LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), LEGO makes sure that you’ll have the bragging rights to mark the occasion.  As a VIP member, you are guaranteed to receive the plush LEGO Star Wars VIP Card – not just for aesthetics, but also for a ton of exclusive LEGO Star Wars promos and deals even until the end of 2018.

As such, loyal LEGO Star Wars fans have their eyes locked onto this shiny, black card. In case you haven’t seen it yet, Rebelscum managed to get in touch with Kidults Inc, and has shared the following images below.

 

 

 

 

To answer several questions about how and when the LEGO Star Wars VIP Card will be received, LEGO has posted a FAQ page to address these concerns (though in hindsight, LEGO could have done a better job if they’ve done the same to address the most important questions surrounding the availability of the MF). As it seems, if you happen to spot the MF in your local LEGO brand store and decides to make a spot purchase, you still have to wait for a few weeks before you can get your new card since it will be forwarded to you by mail. Here’s the rest of the details surrounding the equally elusive LEGO Star Wars VIP Card.

Limited edition, collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ VIP Card

Get your special edition membership card when you buy the Millennium Falcon™ (75192) and enjoy a full year of LEGO® Star Wars™ themed benefits!

Who is eligible for the LEGO® Star Wars™ VIP Card?

All VIP Members that purchase the Millennium Falcon™ (75192), including members signing up for the first time. This includes all countries VIP operates in, including countries that don’t normally receive physical membership cards. For country list, please see VIP.LEGO.com/terms.

How will I receive my card?

The card will be sent via postal mail – please note that cards are not available in Brand Retail Stores. These will also be sent via post to ensure they’re personalisedand if applicable, linked to a pre-existing account. This means that all previously earned points will be available on the new card and it will already be activated. The original account will need to be fully registered by December 31, 2017.

What does the card do?

Card holders will still receive all standard VIP benefits, in addition, they’ll be eligible for a full year of special Star Wars-themed offers throughout 2018.

What are the special offers that this card entitles a member to?

Special offers will include points promotions, special events, gifts with purchase and more! The offers will be shared directly with applicable VIPs throughout 2018.

Will the VIP Number on this card be different from my regular VIP card?

Existing members will keep their existing number. It will be printed on both their original card and the Star Wars™ collectible one. They can be used interchangeably.

Can I obtain this card without purchasing the Millennium Falcon™ (75192)?

Unfortunately not. This card is meant as a special gift with the purchase of the Millennium Falcon™ (75192).

Why can’t I have my card right when I purchase the Millennium Falcon™ (75192) in a LEGO® Brand Retail Store?

This is to ensure the card is linked to any existing VIP accounts and personalized with the member’s name, they need to be custom-printed, which is not possible at the Store.

How long is the card available for?

The collectible card is a limited-time offer until 12/31, or while stocks last.

How long will it take to receive the card?

It can take up to 6 weeks after purchase of the Millennium Falcon™ (75192) to receive the card.

Still setting your hopes of having the UCS Millennium Falcon? Then stay tuned and subscribe here at BrickShow.com for more news updates. Just click on the red bell at the bottom of this page to receive real-time notifications.

Special thanks to Rebelscum for providing us with these images.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Will NOT Be Available Today for a General Public Release.

After much fan fare surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon 75192 during its debut last September 14, (and its eventual scarcity just after 24 hours of its VIP offering) the largest LEGO set ever made as of this writing, is still nowhere in sight either in LEGO Brand Stores and at shop.LEGO.com. Though this no longer comes as a surprise since LEGO already released its official statement regarding its availability, another announcement by the company may likewise add another frown on people’s faces, especially from non-VIP members where there are no LEGO brand stores within their region.

LEGO has been circulating this message among its VIP members, assuring those who haven’t received their set yet, will have the chance of receiving their own as soon as possible since they have the extended the VIP period until November. VIP members will also have the option to sign-up for a back-in-stock notification to receive regular updates about the set’s availability. However, bear in mind that signing up for the notification service does not necessarily guarantee reservation or the availability of the UCS Millennium Falcon. LEGO has also suggested checking with your local LEGO brand store starting September 29 to know when the next batch of MFs will be shipped to them. Here’s the complete message circulated by LEGO to VIP members.

 

 

 

 

As you may know, the new LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon (75192), our largest LEGO set ever, went on sale exclusively to VIP Members on September 14. We are very excited that we received such a positive response from fans like yourself, it exceeded all of our expectations! Unfortunately, that also means the first batch has already sold out.

The good news is we are making more as quickly as possible and expect to have very limited quantities available for the remainder of 2017. We have extended the VIP-only access period, which means the new inventory will remain exclusive to VIPs at least through November.

To make your wait a little easier, you can now sign up to receive back-in-stock notifications. Simply confirm your interest below and we’ll email you when a new batch of the Millennium Falcon (75192) is available on shop.LEGO.com

If you’d rather make your purchase at your favorite LEGO Brand Retail store, please call or visit your local store starting Friday 9/29 and ask a Brick Specialist to add you to the wait list.

*Please note, stock will be in very limited supply and each batch will likely sell out quickly. Signing up for notifications does not guarantee availability of the product.

Now this may be a little reassuring for VIP members, but not to LEGO fans who have no option to avail of the VIP program, particularly among countries where there is no presence of a LEGO brand store. Extending the VIP program until November also means that non-VIP members will have to wait longer (as opposed to the expectation that the MF will be available to the general public by October 1) to even have the remotest chance of purchasing this set within their region. I guess we just have to trust LEGO to carry on with their promises at this point.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) Now Available to the Public.

With an early VIP launch that began mid-September, this year’s exclusive, holiday themed LEGO D2C set is now available to the general public and to the rest of the world. Unlike its contemporary hailing from a galaxy far away, LEGO brick fans have a far better chance of bringing home the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) than seeing the elusive UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) anytime soon. The Winter Village Station comes in at 902 pieces and retails for $79.99. You may visit shop.LEGO.com for more details.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259)

Head home for the holidays with the Winter Village Station!

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent.
  • The festively adorned Winter Village Station features a snowy train station with a clock tower, platform, coffee shop, ticket counter, grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, lampposts, mailbox and green trees, plus a bus.
  • Ticket counter features a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets.
  • Coffee shop features a serving hatch and a detailed interior with espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu.
  • Bus features festive decoration, opening doors, luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages, and a removable roof for accessing the detailed interior.
  • Drive the happy passengers to the station.
  • Raise the barriers to cross the track.
  • Grab a newspaper and relax with a warm espresso from the cozy coffee shop.
  • Man the ticket booth, serve the travelers and slide the tickets under the serving window.
  • Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building!
  • Accessories elements include buildable wreaths and wrapped gifts, plus 2 mugs, ticket, newspaper and an envelope.
  • Special elements include new-for-October-2017 1×1 round plate with horizontal shaft, 4×6 roof element in dark blue, gray microphone element, printed ticket element and shield elements with printed clock-faces.
  • This set includes more than 900 pieces.
  • Includes 4 straight track pieces to connect with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10254 Winter Holiday Train, (10254 not included.)
  • Winter Village Station measures over 7” (19cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Grade Crossing when closed measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Bus measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

We Now Have Official Images for This Year’s Holiday Themed Seasonal Sets!

Last August, we posted a pair of rather grainy images of what is slated to be this year’s next holiday themed, LEGO seasonal sets. As it seems, we will again be receiving two Seasonal sets for the month of December, and thanks to The Brick Fan, we now have official images of how they look like. We now have pictures of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Train (40262) and Christmas Town Square (40263). It is no secret that I’m a fan of the Seasonal sets and these two are no exception. I already shared my initial impression about these sets in my previous post, so I will not say much about them here. I would rather hear your thoughts on these sets, so let me know in the comments below.

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Train (40262)

Head into the holiday season with this festive LEGO® Christmas Train Ride set, featuring a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, plus a lamppost, holiday tree, 2 shop stalls and 3 minifigures.

All aboard for a festive journey with the LEGO® Christmas Train Ride set, featuring a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, plus a lamppost with a city map, 2 shop stalls, a holiday tree and various accessories. Also includes 3 minifigures: a train driver, passenger and a shopkeeper. Makes a great seasonal gift for LEGO fans.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: a train driver, passenger and a shopkeeper.
  • Features a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, a lamppost with a city map, 2 shop stalls, a holiday tree and various buildable accessories and elements, including cups, wreaths and a bench.
  • Measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 7″ (19cm) wide and 6″ (17cm) deep.

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Town Square (40263)

Enjoy a perfect Christmas Eve at the LEGO® Christmas Town Square, with a colorful holiday tree, shop stall, sleigh, lamppost, mailbox, 3 minifigures and a buildable snowman figure.

Hop aboard the sleigh and head for the LEGO® Christmas Town Square where you’ll find a colorful holiday tree, shop stall and a cool buildable snowman. This delightful set also includes a festively decorated lamppost, red mailbox and 3 minifigures—everything you need for a magical Christmas Eve!

  • Includes 3 minifigures and a buildable snowman figure.
  • Features a colorful holiday tree, shop stall, sleigh, lamppost, mailbox and various buildable accessories and elements, including a pretzel, cupcakes and a wreath.
  • Measures over 3″ (9cm) high, 5″ (15cm) wide and 6″ (16cm) deep.

LEGO Ninjago BrickHeadz Now Available at shop.LEGO.com – Will Be Retired At The End of The Year.

Just in time with the release The LEGO Ninjago Movie in theaters, LEGO has announced its next line of brick-built character collectibles. Initially thought to be a retailer exclusive via Toys R Us, LEGO has revealed that the LEGO Ninjago BrickHeadz Lloyd (41487) and Master Wu (41488) will now be available at shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO brand stores worldwide. However, they will be on a relatively short run until the end of this year. So if you’re into collecting LEGO BrickHeadz, better grab these sets before they are retired by December 31st.

Yes, you heard it right. These two LEGO Ninjago BrickHeadz, for some reason, will no longer be available by December 31. I don’t know exactly what LEGO  has in mind for such a limited run, but it does add to the exclusivity of these sets. They are relatively cheap as of now, $10 each so now is the best time to get them if you’re into collecting BrickHeadz, and before they become insanely expensive in the aftermarket.

LEGO Ninjago BrickHeadz Lloyd (41487)

Unleash your true ninja spirit with LEGO® BrickHeadz Lloyd!

This Lloyd LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all of his iconic details, including ninja outfit with headband and belt. He also has a detachable katana sword and stands on a buildable collector’s baseplate with BrickHeadz icon for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.

 

 

 

 

  • Buildable Lloyd LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character features BrickHeadz eyes and has authentic details from the blockbuster THE LEGO NINJAGO® MOVIE™, including green and black ninja outfit with headband and belt, plus a detachable katana.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring the BrickHeadz icon.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other classic characters, including 41488 Master Wu, from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • This popular construction character is suitable for ages 10+.
  • Stands over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square and under 1” (1cm) high.

LEGO Ninjago BrickHeadz Master Wu (41488)

Learn the way of the ninja with LEGO® BrickHeadz Master Wu!

This Master Wu LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all of his iconic details, including white kimono, buildable golden hat and flowing beard. He also has a detachable staff and stands on a buildable collector’s baseplate with BrickHeadz icon for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.

 

  • Buildable Master Wu LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character features BrickHeadz eyes and authentic details from THE LEGO NINJAGO® MOVIE™, including buildable golden hat and long beard, plus a detachable staff.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring the BrickHeadz icon.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other classic characters, including 41487 Lloyd, from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • This fun construction character is suitable for ages 10+.
  • Stands over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square and under 1” (1cm) high.

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Will Include the Inhumans Royal Family.

TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive are revving up the excitement for its next big LEGO Marvel video game, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, with the inclusion of Marvel’s power-packed royal family. It has been previously revealed that Medusa and Lockjaw will be one of the many, never-before-seen, playable characters that will appear in the game, and completing the roster of the Inhumans, WB Games UK has released a teaser trailer that shows Marvel’s Royal Family battling the likes of the evil genius, Maximus. Take a look:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a NEW vignette for LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2, spotlighting members of the Inhuman Royal Family, including Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Karnak, Gorgon, Maximus and the lovable canine, Lockjaw, all in LEGO® form. Also showcased is their ancestral home, the Inhuman city of Attilan, which is one of 18 different iconic Marvel locations featured in the game, all ripped from time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis.

Being a vast open-world as it is, the Inhumans’ city of Attilan will be one of the 18 different locations of the open hub world of Chronopolis, as players figure out ways to stop the menacing Kang the Conqueror. In typical LEGO fashion, these heroes are seen in their comicbook-minifigure versions with a bit of light, friendly humor added to them. I am also excited to see that Black Bolt will be returning to LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 – I hope his character and superpowers will be given more attention in this sequel. I love that scene where Black Bolt commands Maximus to be silent, and the king of the Inhumans managed to unleash a fraction of his power in just a single, spoken word. Other than Black Bolt, we also see the rest of the Inhumans such as Crystal, Triton, and Gorgon all making their debut in this superhero powered sequel, so it’s pretty interesting to see how all of these characters will play out in LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. A nice DLC-like back story perhaps? We just have to wait and see until the game launches on November 14.

Crystal
Triton
Gorgon

As an added treat, TT Games are also throwing in a cool, comic-book art poster when you pre-order LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2. Other than this limited-edition poster, you’ll also get an early access to the Classic Guardians of the Galaxy Character Pack, and the exclusive Giant-Man LEGO minifigure.

 

 

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) Revealed!

It seems that more The LEGO Batman Movie sets are on its way! LEGO has just unveiled its latest TLBM D2C slated to be available beginning Black Friday, November 24 at all LEGO Brand stores nationwide and at shop.LEGO.com. The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) comes in at a total 3,444 pieces and is expected to retail for $269.99. LEGO seems to be levelling the playing field when it also mentioned that it will not offer any early VIP access for this set.

If you remember from the film, this set alludes to Joker’s complete makeover of the Wayne Manor when he literally took over Batman’s crib and renamed it as the Joker Manor.  The film version is understandably packed with more carnival-themed details such as a Ferris wheel and larger watch towers. Nevertheless, the accompanying TLBM set is still impressive in itself, especially the inclusion of a functional roller coaster, and the disco dancing minifig versions of Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Joker as seen in the music video towards the end of the film.

Here’s LEGO’s press release and official images.

70922 The Joker™ Manor
Ages 14+. 3,444 pieces.
US $269.99 – CA $349.99 – DE 269.99€ – UK £249.99 – DK 2299.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Dare to enter The Joker™ Manor!

Help Batman™, Barbara Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth™ (in his classic Batsuit) and Nightwing™ regain control of the jokerized Wayne Manor with this massive THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE set. The Joker™ Manor is packed with iconic details from the movie and cool functions, including a rollercoaster encircling the whole building, a huge buildable The Joker head with trapdoor and slide, punching boxing gloves, a rocking ‘The Joker’ sign and rotating ‘big eye’ tower. The interior includes a cinema room with a romantic DVD element, kitchen with buildable microwave plus lobster and lemon-slice decorated tile elements, living room with a buildable grand piano, fireplace and bust, swimming pool room, and a music studio with guitar element and buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers. Build this magnificent manor and then recreate your favorite scenes from the movie with 10 included minifigures.

  • Includes 10 minifigures: The Joker™, Batman™, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn™, Nightwing™, Alfred Pennyworth™ Classic Batsuit, Disco Batman™, Disco The Joker™, Disco Batgirl™ and Disco Robin™.
  • Features a grand entrance flanked by 2 buildable bombs with translucent spark-style elements, 2-level and 3-level towers with turrets and flag elements on top, a rollercoaster track and train with 3 cars (each with a minifigure seat), rotating ‘big eye’ tower with lever-operated iris to ‘look’ up and down, huge buildable The Joker™ head with trapdoor and slide, rocking ‘The Joker’ sign, ‘Ha! Ha!’ sign, 2 wheel-operated punching boxing gloves, plus many multicolored, translucent light-style decorative elements.
  • Activate the trapdoor to send a minifigure tumbling from the top of the The Joker™ head, down the slide and out through the mouth.
  • Interior includes an entrance hall with 4 plastic, bendy ‘mirror’ elements; living room with a buildable grand piano and stool, bust, and fireplace with translucent-red fire-style elements; cinema room with a screen, minifigure seat and assorted elements including a romantic DVD; kitchen with cup, pot and pan elements, and a buildable microwave with lobster, lemon and plate elements inside; music studio with a buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers, seat and a guitar element; swimming pool room with translucent-blue water-style elements; and an attic with 2 buildable boxes and a rat figure.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Barbara Gordon’s revolver and Harley Quinn’s bat.
  • Disco Batman™, Disco The Joker™, Disco Batgirl™ and Disco Robin™ minifigures are new!
  • Recreate and reimagine memorable scenes from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE.
  • The Joker™ Manor measures over 21” (55cm) high, 25” (66cm) wide and 10” (27cm) deep.
  • Roller coaster train measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.