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.

 

WATCH: LEGO House Official Video – A Sneak Peek at What’s In Store for Visitors on Grand Opening Day.

We’re just two days away before the acclaimed House of the Brick opens its doors to the public on Thursday, September 28. Located at Billund, Denmark, The LEGO House is one of the main family attractions in Southern Denmark, with fun activities for LEGO fans of all ages. The best part is, with or without a ticket, you still get to see The LEGO House in all of its brick-built glory.

Even without a ticket and if you just wish to drop by the LEGO House, then you’ll be glad to know that you can have a leisurely stay at the spacious LEGO Square located inside the LEGO House itself. You can also visit the LEGO Shop where you can find the exclusive LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037), and the creatively fun LEGO Mosaic Maker which was first available exclusively at the LEGO Store in London. The LEGO House also has three restaurants that integrates the LEGO brick experience, from the moment you place your order and when you enjoy your customized meal.




Those who have purchased their tickets in advance will be able to have exclusive access within the House’s six Experience Zones: the Blue, Yellow, Green, and Red interactive zones. The LEGO House also takes pride in its History Collection – an extensive collection of sets through its decades of existence. It also features the creative MOCs of the best Master Builders on the planet, all displayed in their glory at the Masterpiece Gallery.





By the way, in case you’re wondering why you haven’t heard from Tyler recently, we are pleased to tell you that he was recently invited to display some of his original creations in the Masterpiece Gallery. Yup, you heard it right – his talents didn’t go unnoticed by the LEGO House management and he was commissioned to display his original builds inside the House of the Brick. We hope to see show some pictures later on, so be sure to stay in touch.

Here’s Mike Ganderton, the Experience Designer for The LEGO House, giving us a sneak peek on what to expect from the LEGO House Experience. For more information, and other details on how you may visit The LEGO House, you may opt to visit their website right here.

 

Toys R Us Singapore Is Giving Away This Cool, 20-Inch Minifigure Maxi Stand.

Toys R Us Singapore and Taiwan is currently running a contest in connection to its Bricktober 2017 promotions. If you have your eyes set on collecting TRU’s exclusive Bricktober 2017 minifigures, then you might be glad to know that you have the chance of winning a 50-centimeter (or roughly 20 inches), maxi minifigure stand made entirely of LEGO bricks.

Based on its description, this brick-built giant minifigure replica is specifically designed with a hollow torso, large enough to fit and display an entire 16-piece LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series. It is entirely made of white bricks and at 50 centimeters in height, it comes close to the size of the 18-inch brick-built Medusa that was raffled away by TT Games at E3 last June.

Toys R Us exclusive giant minifigure raffle contest.

The Maxifigure/Minifigure Stand is a creative way to flaunt your prized minifigure collection. Though I hope that it will be able to accommodate at least 20 minifigures (for example, those from the LEGO Batman Movie CMF), the idea of coming up with a brick-built giant minifigure to display your minifgs is a very creative one. It is also a pretty straightforward build, which any LEGO fan can replicate – granted that you have enough white bricks, super glue, and building instructions of course.

To be eligible to join, contestants must be able to present four printed receipts, each of which reflecting the Bricktober Minifigures promo, and are dated within the specified promo periods that the minifigure sets were received. All four receipts qualify you for one raffle entry, and though multiple purchases and receipts are allowed, submitted receipt numbers may only be submitted once. Registration starts on October 20, while the winner will be announced on November 24 via TRU Singapore’s official Facebook page. For more details, you may read the full contest details right here. Will the LEGO faithful see this same raffle contest happen in the US? We just have to wait and see.

 

 

TRU’s Bricktober 2017 Minifigure Sets Comes in a Diorama Format.

A couple of weeks ago, we saw the official images of this year’s Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 minifigure sets and this time, more info is coming in from TRU’s outlets in south east Asia. Thanks to TRU Taiwan and Singapore, we have additional images that suggest that we’ll be expecting more than just the usual package of four minifigures.

TRU Singapore’s Bricktober 2017 ad.

TRU Taiwan’s blog site shares details on this year’s Bricktober minifigure sets which apparently includes a diorama for each of them. Each set comes with its unique, foldable diorama that complements the minifigs’ in them. Check these out.

LEGO Ninjago Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 (5004938)

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

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

LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Collectible Minifigures (5004941)

As  you can see, the LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures (5004939) comes with what it seems to be a facade of Gotham City, while the LEGO City Jungle Exploration Minifigures (5004940) is placed on a jungle themed background (that seems obvious), and the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (5004941) set comes in with a sea rescue diorama format. What I find rather odd is how the LEGO Ninjago Minifigures (5004938) set is packaged. Since it is clear that the set specifically refers to Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, the accompanying background is expected to be based on the recent season of the TV show. However, as you can see from the image above, its choice of diorama takes its cue from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which is quite out of place in my opinion. Nevertheless, the diorama itself is a nice addition to these limited edition sets and adds a touch of exclusivity to them. It reminds me of the LEGO Batman Movie Movie Maker Set (853650), and the LEGO Ninjago Movie Movie Maker Set (853702) which comes with their similar backdrops.

Though TRU stores in some parts of Asia and Europe have already announced their Bricktober release schedules, we still yet to see the same in the US and North America. Traditionally, these sets are released in the month of October, so we are expecting to hear some word from Toys R Us any time soon. Let us know in the comments below if you happen to spot these minifigs in your local TRU store.

We’re Giving Away The LEGO Ninjago Movie Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (70617)!

Here’s another treat from the Brick Show! Hot on the heels of our previous LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) giveaway, Jason and the whole team have another raffle draw that you don’t want to miss. In celebration of the theatrical release of the LEGO Ninjago Movie, we are giving away the LEGO Ninjago Movie Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (70617), valued at $100!

Coming in at 1,403 the Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon is the third largest LEGO Ninjago Movie set offered to the public. Other than the Destiny’s Bounty (70618) where you can have the entire team with their ninja masks on, the Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (70617) is the only set that has the complete minifigure roster of our teen ninjas, each donned with their own unique hair pieces and signature weapons. The Temple itself is like a shout out to Indiana Jones Temple of Doom, filled with a host of traps, a secret entrance, and two monstrous stone guardians. The design of the Temple itself is impressive, with an Asian inspired outer facade concealing the many traps waiting inside. Over-all, this is a LEGO set that I will not hesitate to recommend.

Here’s LEGO’s product animation feature of the Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (70618), showing some of the cool play features of this set.

Excited to have this? Then be sure to check out our contest mechanics by heading over to this link. Here’s Jason with more details about our next LEGO giveaway, and the announcement of our winner of the LEGO Star Wars BB-8 raffle.

As of this posting, we still have three days before our LEGO Ninjago Movie giveaway closes so be sure to visit the link mentioned above to have the chance of bringing home this one exciting set.  Happy building!