More LEGO Nexo Knights Sets Slated in 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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LEGO Fans in London Will Have A Head Start in Being the First Owners of a LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Set!

LEGO has made it official: several LEGO VIP members in London may now become the very first proud owners of the massively cool, LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) ahead of the set’s global release on October 1. Posted as a Facebook event, LEGO announces the midnight launch of the famed 7,500+ piece set at London’s LEGO flagship store at Leicester Square. Here are the details.

UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

LEGO Star Wars fans rejoice! The time to celebrate the arrival of the biggest ever LEGO set has come!

Come join us and become one of the first owners* of the brand new LEGO® Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon 75192.

We will be opening the LEGO Store at Leicester Square on September 13th at 11:59 PM for the release of this epic set!

The first 100 people to purchase this set will receive a limited edition LEGO VIP card** entitling the bearer to exclusive VIP benefits in 2018.

You can even have your LEGO Star Wars set signed by the LEGO Designers Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Michael Lee Stockwell.

Line up early to ensure entry, as space is limited. Looking forward to see there.

Though LEGO’s announcement of the Falcon’s first 100 sets being made available for the first 100 customers who will hold a vigil on the 13th, the post didn’t mention exactly how many sets will the store be able to sell on that day. Rebelscum seems to stumble upon an intel that suggests that the LEGO London Leicester Store will be able to hold stocks for 147 sets and no more, considering the sheer size of these sets and its box dimensions. Once sold out (which I reckon will be very, very quickly), the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) will only be available again during its global release on October 1.

UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

Another interesting bit of novelty that comes with the perks of being the very first owner of the UCS Millennium Falcon is the privilege of having your UCS MF sets signed by its respective designers. However, the lead designer for the 75192 Hans Burkhard Schlömer (who goes by the name BrickCommander over at Brickset) has confirmed that he will not be around during the signing.

Nevertheless, there are still plenty of good things in store even if you missed out on meeting Hans in person. Being one of the very first LEGO Star Wars faithful to own the UCS Falcon also allows you to be the proud holder of a limited edition black and silver LEGO VIP Card – a fitting tribute to the world’s largest LEGO set. As The Brick Fan pointed out, LEGO released the very first Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (10179) back in 2007 together with a Certificate of Authenticity. Now fast forward 10 years later, a set as grand as 75192 is also expected to land in LEGO stores with a sense of exclusivity. Though there seem to be no double VIP points offered during this period, being an owner of this exclusive black VIP card will entitle its bearer to special LEGO Star Wars promotions slated in 2018. According to sources, LEGO fans in the US who will purchase the 75192 until the end of this year, both in-store and online (given that there are still stocks left), will also be entitled to this exclusive LEGO VIP card.

LEGO fans in London surely have the larger share of the brick-built pie on this one, and the rest of us will have to wait until October to secure our own copy. We’re not sure if this midnight launch promotional on the 13th will only be limited or exclusive to the LEGO Store in Leicester Square – we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more news on this side of the galaxy so be sure to bookmark our site and sign-up for our notifications.

 

A Look at the Latest LEGO Ninjago Movie Posters.

We’re just counting the days before we tap on that inner ninja, and swing our way into theaters to see The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Promotions are also revving up via social media prior to the film’s US screening on September 22, particularly with the release of a new batch of pretty interesting TLNM posters. Since a couple of months ago, Warner Bros have released a series of new posters, including our ninjas alongside their mechs, and elemental affinity. This time around, we have not one but as it seems, two new series of posters that highlight our ninja heroes and their respective voice actors (and actress).

Courtesy of Fandango, this series offers a closer look at our main characters amidst their elemental backdrops.









Though it seems that this next series is incomplete, I hope LEGO and Warner Bros still has plenty of these posters in the works. As of the moment, we only have the character posters of Lloyd, Naya and Sensei Wu beautifully rendered in Japanese-inspired, woodblock-type, prints. Among these series, I personally prefer this one.



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Toys R Us Announces The LEGO Ninjago Movie In-Store Building Event.

We’re now just a couple of weeks away before The LEGO Ninjago Movie hits the big screen, and to mark the occasion, Toys R Us in the US will be running another in-store building event on September 23 – just a day after the first screening of TLNM. From 12PM to 2PM of the said date, kids ages 6 and up will have a chance of building and bringing home their very own, Mini Ninja Training Temple at all Toys R Us stores nationwide.

Similar to previous TRU build and take home events, the Mini Ninja Training Temple comes in limited stocks so it will be better if you take advantage of early registrations. The temple itself is sort of like a microbuild, that takes cue from Ninjago’s second largest set (but not necessarily part of the LEGO Ninjago Movie film franchise), Temple of Airjitzu (70751). There’s also a mention of another ‘ninja training activity’ where in-store participants will receive a free Ninjago headband on the 23rd.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie will hit US theaters on September 22, 2017 and are voiced by Olivia Munn (Koko), Justin Theroux (Garmadon), Jackie Chan (Sensei Wu), and Dave Franco (Lloyd) among others.

 

The LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) and Other Last Jedi Sets Now Available At Amazon.

The first wave of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets has already been revealed, alongside the much hyped launch of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) during this weekend’s Force Friday II sales event. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets is the brick-built version everyone’s favorite droid (next to R2, that is), BB-8. Consequently, as of this writing, shop.LEGO.com lists BB-8 (75187) as temporarily Out of Stock already, with almost all of The Last Jedi sets now on Backorder status.

However, the good thing is that Amazon still has BB-8 and the rest of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets up for sale. If you’re eyeing for this UCS-styled astromech droid, be sure to check the links below. Clicking on the images will bring you directly to the Amazon website. If you act quickly, you may still have a chance to grab this sets and of course BB-8 along the way.

 

Resistance Transport Pod 75176 (RRP: $29.99 USD, $39.99 CAD)

Escape to safety in the Resistance Transport Pod. Open the cockpit, seat Finn and Rose and launch! If our heroes run into trouble, turn the engine to aim the stud shooter or roll the wheel to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Now has anyone seen BB-8?

 

First Order Heavy Scout Walker 75177 (RRP: $49.99 USD, $64.99 CAD)

Go in search of Resistance fighters in the amazing First Order Heavy Scout Walker. Place General Hux in the cockpit and send orders to the Flametrooper. Give the walker a push and see the crawling legs start to move! When you spot the enemy, raise the spring-loaded shooters and get ready to fire!

 

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter 75179 (RRP: $79.99 USD, $99.99 CAD)

The Resistance has been spotted! Put Kylo into the cockpit of his super-fast TIE Fighter and blast off in hot pursuit. When you get close, push the triggers to fire the spring-loaded missiles and send those Resistance ships spinning out of control!

 

BB-8 75187 (RRP: $99.99 USD, $129.99 CAD)

Own your very own LEGO® BB-8! Turn the wheel to spin the head and turn another to open the hatch and see the welding torch pop out, just like it did in the movie! You can also sit BB-8 on the stand so you can show your friendly droid to all your friends when they come to visit!

 

Resistance Bomber 75188 (RRP: $109.99 USD, $139.99 CAD)

Join Poe and Vice Admiral Holdo as they set out on daring raids aboard the Resistance Bomber! Jump Paige into the rear gun turrets and fend off enemy ships or fire the spring-loaded shooters for extra firepower. When you reach your target, press the trigger to release the bombs and send the enemy troops running for cover. Good luck, Captain!

 

First Order Assault Walker 75189 (RRP: $149.99 USD, $169.99 CAD)

Grab the First Order Heavy Assault Walker and lumber into battle against Poe, Rey and the Resistance allies. Fire the head-mounted spring-loaded shooters and take aim with the rapid-fire stud shooter on top. When you run short on ammo, open the compartments and reload. In the Resistance fighters get too close, drop the mines at the back to give them a big surprise! Can the Resistance defeat this tough walker? That’s for you to decide…

 

First Order Star Destroyer 75190 (RRP: $159.99 USD, $179.99 CAD)

Join Supreme Leader Snoke as he rules the galaxy aboard the mighty First Order Star Destroyer! Fire the stud shooters to defeat enemy ships and then open the panels to play inside. Ride the elevator to Snoke’s command center and issue orders to the mini hologram. Give the fleet orders from the bridge, prepare for battle in the conference area, get the droids aboard and monitor the ship from the control room. When you’re ready to move out, grab the handle on top and zoom into action at hyperspeed

 

Elite TIE Fighter Pilot 75526 (RRP: $19.99 USD, $24.99 CAD)

Buckle up and get ready for action with the Elite TIE Fighter Pilot! Build this intimidating figure with red-striped helmet and breathing system and then put him in a battle pose. Arm his spring-loaded blaster rifle and you’re ready to take on the Resistance!

 

Rey 75528 (RRP: $24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD)

Awaken the power of the Force with buildable action hero Rey! Put her in a battle pose and gear her up with her blue Lightsaber and blaster pistol. If she runs into trouble, turn the wheel to take a swing at the First Order troopers!

 

Elite Praetorian Guard 75529 (RRP: $24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD)

Protect the First Order with Supreme Leader Snoke’s Elite Praetorian Guard. Reach for the awesome 2-handed bladed staff with lasers, or separate it to create 2 smaller weapons. Put this amazing guard dressed in tough red armor in a fearsome battle pose, then move the lever to swing the arms and send opponents running for cover.

 

Chewbacca 75530 (RRP: $34.99 USD, $44.99 CAD)

Roar into battle with everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca! Strap on his ammo belt and bag, grab his spring-loaded bowcaster and put him in a cool battle pose. This is the biggest, baddest (yet still lovable) LEGO® Wookiee ever!

 

 

More LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Characters Announced.

A couple of days ago, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive made waves at Europe’s largest gaming event, Gamescon 2017, with the announcement of additional playable superheroes and villains that will be added to the roster of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 characters once the game is released on November 14 (US).

During the said gaming event, several playable characters were revealed, including Old West Iron Man, Maestro, and Vormund just to name a few. This time, LEGO showcases these characters via social media, together with other additional superheroes and villains that players can unlock during the course of the game. Included in the roster is Hela from Thor: Ragnarok, Silk from the Spider-Verse storyline, and Iron Fist.

Iron Fist
Hela
Silk
Old West Iron Man
Old West Tony Stark
Maestro
Vormund

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 scheduled to be released in the US on November 14, and November 17 in Europe. It is available for all major gaming platforms including the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Steam (PC) and Nintendo Switch. It comes with a Deluxe Edition that grants you early access to the Classic GOTG Character Pack, Season Pass, and an exclusive Giant-Man minifigure.

This Year’s LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) Revealed!

LEGO seems to be in an early festive spirit with its latest addition of collectible holiday gifts this Christmas season. Other than the fan-favorite Advent Calendars, LEGO as it turns out, will be giving away another Christmas-themed promotional to celebrate the holidays. If you recall from last year, LEGO gave a free 250-piece Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) for a minimum purchase of $99 at all LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com from October 1-25, 2016. This time, Italy’s LEGO Store Calendar gives us a peek at what looks like this year’s free LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) set.

This new set looks very much the same as that from the Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) in which you can come up with 24 Christmas-themed builds that you have to construct one at a time. We don’t have any official word or images yet, except for the fact that the Christmas Build-Up set will be offered as a free promotional for every qualifying purchase of €65 and above in Italy starting October 22 to November 22. Given the cycle of LEGO Christmas promotionals that North America has, it is fair to assume that we will also have this as a LEGO Store and shop.LEGO.com promotional as early as next month

Thanks to Brickset for the heads up, and Mattonito for sharing these images.

 

 

Remaining LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigure Exclusives Revealed.

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Yesterday, I reported on two of the four waves of limited edition, LEGO TRU Bricktober minifigures that the retail giant will exclusively release this year.  It was further revealed that these LEGO TRU Bricktober minifigure sets will be based on the LEGO Batman Movie (5004939) and LEGO City Jungle Exploration (5004940) themes, and now, thanks to the efforts of the Brick Samurai who managed to snap a photo of TRU’s promotional LEGO poster in a local store in Austria, we have an idea on what the two remaining sets are. Take a look at the image below.

As we can see from this TRU poster, the third revealed set seems to have been iterations of previously released LEGO collectible minifigures such as the Boxer from Series 5, the Hippie from Series 7, the normal human form of the Zombie Cheerleader of the Monster Minifigures Series 14, and the Sailor from Series 4. Based on this image grab, it seems that this set is listed as the 4th Bricktober minifigure set to be released within the month of the promotional.

The last (and ironically the first to be slated for release during the first week of Bricktober) is based on LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjutzu. Though we previously predicted that this will be lifted from the LEGO Ninjago Movie theme, the image below shows that this Bricktober set will be based on the TV series instead. Some of these minifigures are also new versions of the existing ones that we already have, including a White Nindroid (as seen in several Ninjago sets), a rather different version of Krux from Season 7 (Hands of Time), Neuro from the Season 4, and the Golden Ninja which is said to be the digital version of Golden Techno Kai. Though I’m expecting that this set will be from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, I’m not that all disappointed in this collection of Ninjago minifigs that LEGO has included in this TRU Bricktober collection. I appreciate how LEGO would tie-in these releases to correspond with their upcoming shows and programs.

Although the Austrian TRU poster indicates a release date of September for these minifigures, Bricktober in the US usually happens in October. So it seems that our European friends will certainly have an early share of these latest minifigure craze. Here’s the list or particular order of releases based on what we know from their boxes.

LEGO Ninjago Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 (5004938) – Week 1

LEGO Batman Movie Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures (5004939) – Week 2

LEGO City Jungle Exploration Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures (5004940) – Week 3

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Collectible Minifigures (5004941) – Week 4

 

Frankly, this year’s selection of Toys R Us Bricktober minifigures is far better than the bland selections that LEGO and TRU released last year, which is pretty generic. The LEGO Batman Movie series from this wave will certainly be on the top of my list, followed by the reboot of the Collectible Minifigures. How about you, brick fan, which is your personal favorite among these? Let us know in the comments below.

 

LEGO Store October Calendar Now Up!

The LEGO Store October Calendar has been released, and taking the spotlight is this year’s highly celebrated, and largest LEGO set of all time. Starting October 1, the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (75192) will be available to the general public both at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com. This and much more will be happening throughout the month of October so let’s check it out.

October 1: Own the largest LEGO set ever produced – The LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)!

VIP members may have an early start beginning September 14, but the rest of the world and legions of LEGO Star Wars fans may now have the chance to have their own LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium (75192). Retailing at $800, the largest LEGO set to date comes in at 7,541 pieces and comes in two modes of play features: you can either play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!

September 22 – October 8: Free The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (30609) minifigure polybag with a purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last.

First discovered on eBay a few weeks ago, this free exclusive minifigure comes with a unique printed torso, and a new tasseled sword piece.

October 1-31: Free LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266) with a LEGO Friends purchase of $25 or more, while supplies last.

The LEGO Friends Keepsake or Storage Box (40266) comes in at 105 pieces and actually functions as its name suggests. It sports two compartments: a covered, top compartment and a sliding drawer in front. It’s a pretty neat and functional build if I should say so, and comes at a relatively lower price point compared to other promotionals.

October 3-4: Free VIP Monthly Mini Model Build which is a Robot (40248)

To reserve your spot, simply register for the October MMB by visiting shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting September 15. The LEGO MMB is meant for children ages 6 to 14, and must be completely built in store.

October 10-25: VIP members get a Free exclusive VIP Set (40178) with a purchase of $125 or more, while supplies last. Also during this time, you get Double VIP points on all items.

If you recall, we first spotted this exclusive VIP set as a promotional in LEGO Store Shanghai in China back in July. It was given away then to all VIP customers with a minimum single receipt purchase worth 399 CNY and above. Thankfully, this dragon-inspired build is now available to all LEGO VIP members in the US for a minimum purchase of $125 worth of LEGO products. It seems to be a pretty nice set, especially with regards to the creative rendition of the Pick A-Brick Wall, LEGO box sets (though it uses stickers), and the collectible LEGO Store employee minifigure. As an added treat, all LEGO VIP members may once more take advantage of the Double VIP points promotional during this time.

October 14: Halloween Themed Building Event – Build Your Own Witch (40070).

Sign up to build and take home your very own Halloween-themed Witch model based on October 2013’s Monthly Mini Build which comes in at 22 pieces. Similar to the MMBs, in-store participation is limited to children ages 6 to 14, and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis due to its limited quantities.

As a last note, it’s good to know that the recently discovered LEGO BrickHeadz The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (41487) set will be available for purchase at all LEGO Stores in October.

First spotted as a Toys R Us exclusive, the LEGO BrickHeadz Lloyd set is also paired with a Master Wu (41488) BrickHeadz set both of which will retail for $9.99 each. We don’t have a definite date of release as of the moment as far as LEGO Stores are concerned, though the ones announced by TRU will be available starting October 1.

 

This Year’s First Waves of LEGO Toys R Us Briktober Exclusives Revealed!

For the past years, TRU has celebrated the month of October with a series of exclusive, limited edition minifigures to mark what has been dubbed as TRU’s Bricktober sales. 2016 saw four LEGO minifigure sets released by TRU per week for the whole month of October consisting of a Musicians (Week 1), Warrior (Week 2), Athletes (Week 3), and Cops and Robbers (Week 4) packs. These minifigures packs were given for free for a minimum purchase of any LEGO products worth $50 and above at all participating Toys R Us in the US and some parts of the globe.

This year, TRU is keeping the tradition alive with the latest reveal of its exclusive Bricktober minifigure sets, and this time, we now have our first images of these prized minifigs courtesy of Promobricks. These reveals covers Weeks 2 and 3 of the series, with LEGO Classic and Ninjago slated to be revealed anytime soon.

LEGO Batman Movie Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures – Week 2 (5004939)

LEGO City Jungle Exploration Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigures – Week 3 (5004940)

As you can see, each set consists of four minifigures, and though I haven’t seen any of the LEGO Ninjago Movie and Classic Bricktober minifigures, the LEGO Batman Movie Bricktober minifigs already won my heart. All of Batman’s iterations included in this set don’t disappoint. I’m personally looking forward to that Roman Soldier Batman minifig with its cool bat-themed shield and armor/torso.

There’s no official word from TRU as of the moment, but we expect that they will be releasing a flyer of their own October LEGO calendar, similar to the one that they gave last year.

Toys R Us Bricktober Calendar from 2016.

It is fair to assume that qualifying LEGO purchases required to avail these exclusive minifigs will most likely fall between $50 to $75 US dollars given their previous promotionals. We’ll give you updates as soon as it becomes available, so be sure to click on that subscribe button (the one with the bell icon) down below and stay tuned here at the Brick Show!