A Closer Look at 2017’s LEGO Inside Tour Commemorative Set – The LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000024).

This year’s LEGO Inside Tour has already been concluded, and though it has been weeks since the last batch of tour participants left the LEGO Group’s headquarters in Billund, their experience during the tour and the things that LEGO has unveiled in the process, is of great significance even for us LEGO fans residing in this corner of the globe.

Since its beginnings in 2005, the LEGO Inside Tour offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the LEGO Group. From their staff and designers’ day-to-day activities, to the daily operations of their production plant where the iconic bricks are made, tour participants get to see a glimpse of how LEGO is devoted and passionate in creating the coolest toy ever created. At the end of the two-day tour, LEGO caps off the experience with a very unique gift that each participant gets to bring home that perfectly sums up the LIT experience.

Each LEGO Inside Tour commemorative gift is unique in itself, with a new one released every year thoughtfully designed under close collaboration with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, TLG’s current owner and grandson of LEGO founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.  Needless to say, this commemorative gift represents everything that is close to the heart of LEGO as a respected company, and symbolizes TLG’s significant milestones throughout the years.

If you recall, last 2016’s LEGO Inside Tour saw the reveal of the LEGO Truck Show (4000022) as its gift to participants of the tour. The set looks back at LEGO’s marketing efforts back in the late nineties where they opted to go mobile in promoting the LEGO brand among children and adults. More like LEGO’s version of a travelling road show, the LEGO Truck Show has proved to be popular during its heyday, with children excitingly waiting for the famed yellow Volvo truck to appear in their neighborhood. It represented a significant milestone in the life of TLG where the company can get to bring the creative fun of the LEGO brand to kids across the globe.

Each LEGO Inside Tour set, like 2016’s LEGO Truck Show, represents a very important landmark for LEGO. This year, LEGO has invested a great deal in envisioning another very important event in the life of the company. Under the helm of LEGO’s current CEO Bali Padda, the LEGO House – whose construction began in 2014 – is expected to open to the public on September 28, 2017.

Things are gradually taking shape within the LEGO House, with three large-scale, brick-built dinosaur models stealing the scene. However, awesome as these builds are, they are eventually humbled in comparison to the colossal, Tree of Creativity which stands in the middle of LEGO Square. The Tree of Creativity stands at over 15 meters tall and is made mainly of standard brown, black, and green bricks totalling to more than 6.3 million pieces. It represents everything that is important to LEGO, its history, vision and aspirations. Check out the video below courtesy of Beyond the Brick that shows the fine details of the Tree of Creativity and the rest of the cool things inside the LEGO House.

In the midst of LEGO House stands one of the world’s most iconic LEGO models, at over 15m tall and packed full of details and surprises even the most avid LEGO enthusiast cannot fail to be impressed by the Tree of Creativity.

Originally the team had a few more ideas for alternative models, but in the end it was the tree that won because the idea was so strong. The base and roots of the tree represent the LEGO Group foundation in wooden toys and at the very top LEGO minifigure workers are building new branches using a giant crane. Just like LEGO House itself.

The unique LEGO model is built by hand from 6.316.611 standard LEGO bricks and took 24.350 hours to assemble.

2017 is a big year for LEGO, especially when the doors of the LEGO House open to public for the very first time come September 28. It is no wonder then that this year’s LEGO Inside Tour pays a fitting tribute to this magnificent tree, dedicating this year’s LIT commemorative set to this fitting metaphor. The LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000024) set stands as a reminder of the strong and humble roots of LEGO, and the ever expanding horizon that its leaves and branches reach.

Since only a few blessed souls get to attend the LEGO Inside Tour on a yearly basis, we are thankful to the Brickfinder for sharing the following images for all of us to see and appreciate. These images give us a closer look at the miniature model of the Tree of Creativity of the LEGO House, plus some background information about the set.

Stuart Harris, Senior Experience Designer and overall responsible for the large-scale models that will go into the LEGO House, shares his thoughts about the LEGO Tree of Creativity.

The Tree of Creativity is beautiful in itself, but it is also a metaphor for the LEGO Group. It’s stood the test of time and has grown over many years, which represents the continual growth of the company. The base and roots of the tree represent our foundation in wooden toys and at the very top you’ll see the tree is ‘unfinished’. Minifigure workers can be seen building new branches using the giant crane sitting at the very top, representing the on-going renewal and development of the LEGO Group.

Credit goes to Mr. Robin Yeo and Brickfinder for sharing these images.

What do you think about this year’s LEGO Inside Tour Tree of Creativity set? Do you think LEGO made a right call in choosing this as a commemorative LIT set? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie SDCC 2017 Giveaway Announced, Plus Other Promotional Items.

With less than two weeks before this year’s San Diego Comic Con, LEGO and Warner Bros. Pictures has announced its plans of setting up a panel to promote their latest brick-built film, The LEGO Ninjago Movie. Building on the phenomenal success of The LEGO Batman Movie, the LEGO Ninjago Movie is also expected to create waves once it hit theaters in September. To help promote the film, the stars and cast of TLNM will hold a panel at this year’s SDCC to take place in Room 6A of the Convention Hall of the San Diego Convention Center, as confirmed by film writers Kevin and Dan Hageman.

As it seems, there will be two LEGO Ninjago panels slated for SDCC 2017: one for the TV show and another for the theatrical release. To make the event more exciting, Cosmic Book News reports that attendees of the LEGO Ninjago Movie panel will receive an exclusive, mystery giveaway.

“On Thursday evening, attend a panel for “The LEGO® NINJAGO® Movie” in the convention hall’s room 6A, with stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods and producer Dan Lin. Attendees will receive an exclusive, movie-themed giveaway”.

If seeing the stars and cast of the film is not enough reason to attend the SDCC panel, then this free and exclusive giveaway will surely do the trick. We have no word yet on what this movie-themed exclusive item is, but we’re positive that more news will come in as we count the days before this year’s grandest comic fan convention on the planet.

In related news, LEGO has also revealed a handful of TLNM promotional polybags to gear up our excitement for the film. If you recall, we saw the film’s very first promotional with the reveal of the LEGO Ninjago Movie Kendo Lloyd (30608) polybag a few weeks ago which includes an unlocking code tied-up to The LEGO Ninjago Movie video game. This time, Brickset has updated its database to include three additional promotional polybags which you can find below.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Movie Maker (5004394)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai’s Dojo Pod (5004916)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Wu Keychain (5004915)

 

We’ll wait for more news and info on when and where we can find these promotionals – our bet is that some of these might be specific to some retailers, or will come as a free item whenever you shop at LEGO stores both online and in-stores. So for the mean time, keep your ninja senses sharp for more TLNM updates only here at the Brick Show!

 

 

Here’s a Round-Up of The Most Exciting Rumored LEGO Sets That Will Debut in 2018.

Just recently, reliable LEGO insider and Eurobricks member Sir von LEGO has shared several bits of information on what LEGO has in the works for 2018. Joining him is also a handful of news from another trusted source over at Instagram, Delta Customs. We’re already half way through the year and it seems that LEGO is now setting the stage for another batch of sets based on current and upcoming themes. Bear in mind that even though Sir von LEGO has a good track record of being a trustworthy source of what’s going on inside LEGO’s creative labs, we should always take these kind of news with a grain of salt and see later on if it measures up with LEGO’s official announcements.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Infinity War and Black Panther

First off, we have some rather expected news from the LEGO Super Heroes front. It’s not really that much of a bang to know that LEGO will launch a good number of sets based on MCU’s grandest film of all considering that LEGO has been in the league with Disney and Marvel. The Avengers: Infinity War will also get the LEGO treatment with six (6) sets slated to be released, similar to what they did with the Avengers: Age of Ultron subtheme. We don’t have any word yet from Sir von LEGO on what these sets are, or how they will look like. It is understandable, considering how strict Disney and Marvel is against leaks on such a grand film. Similarly, it is not just Infinity War that gets a nod from LEGO’s top brass, but also that of the King of Wakanda himself, the Black Panther. According to reports, MCU’s Black Panther will get two (2) sets similar to other MCU franchises like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. Black Panther is set to debut in theaters in February next year, 3 months earlier than Infinity War so it’s interesting to see how the events in this film will affect the course of things later on for our Marvel superheroes.

2018 LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Sets

This piece of info may not come from Sir von LEGO, but it nevertheless deserves to be mentioned here. Delta Customs, another respected LEGO informant, has announced three LEGO DC Comics sets to debut next year. According to Delta, there will be three sets under the LEGO DC Comics’ theme with the first being one of the most unlikely character ever to come in LEGO form. I’m not sure if I’m using the right analogy here, but I guess it is fair to say that he may be considered DC’s counterpart to Marvel’s irreverently funny, Deadpool. I’m referring to DC’s Lobo, the intergalactic bounty hunter. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Set #1 is reported to be named as Lobo’s Spacehog, which includes Lobo himself and the Man of Steel, Superman. The following images are taken from the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game.

Speaking of Superman, his archenemy Lex Luthor will also take center stage once more with his Lex Luthor Mech. Set #2 is said to be larger than 2012’s Superman vs Power Armor Lex (6862) and will include the minifig versions of Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Wonder Woman, Batman and Firestorm. Batman will also come with a brick-built wing pack so it is interesting to see that.

Set #3 and the final rumored set under this Super Heroes subtheme is coined as Cyborg Helicopter and Freeze Car. It features the minifigure versions of Cyborg, Flash, Killer Frost, and Reverse Flash. I suppose Cyborg and Flash will have a different form as compared to their DCEU counterparts seen on the LEGO Justice League sets.

2018 The LEGO Batman Movie Sets

It seems that The LEGO Batman Movie fever is still pitch high. According to Sir von LEGO, TLBM is said to have five (5) additional LEGO sets under its belt come next year, two of which were earlier reported by Delta Customs.

Justice League Anniversary Party

This set is a nod to the scene in TLBM where the JL super heroes are partying at Superman’s place in the Fortress of Solitude. It will be nice to even have just at least half of the super heroes minifigs in attendance during that scene, but it is highly unlikely. This set is reported to include the minifig versions of Superman, Hawkman, El Dorado and Wonder Dog, and will perhaps, be the very first LEGO set to include the Fortress of Solitude.

Egghead’s Food Fight

This set will include Egghead himself aboard his mech and Condiment King. The images below are from The Brick Fan as seen from the book, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. Though there is no confirmation that this is how the minifigs will actually look like, nevertheless, they give us a pretty good hint on how they may be as an actual LEGO set

Harley Quinn’s Cannon Ball Attack

This is another rumored set that has a direct reference on The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. It includes Harley, Batgirl, a driver, and another yet-to-be revealed character.

Bat-Buggy

This set comes with the minifig versions of Batman of Captain Boomerang. Again, these images are taken from the abovementioned book, and should not be considered as the final model. However, it is kind of tempting to think what other official LEGO sets may be hiding in this book.

Bat-Space Shuttle

The Bat-Space Shuttle is a nod at one of the Bat-themed vehicles that Robin found while exploring around the Batcave as seen from the above clip. It is reported to include the three minifig versions of Batman and two of Robin. Perhaps a Space Batman and a Space Robin costume?

2018 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Sir von LEGO is on a roll with his most recent insider news from the brick-built galaxy far, far away. Star Wars has been one of LEGO’s longest running licensed themes and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down, especially with the highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. According to the LEGO meister, other than the four (4) sets dedicated to the Last Jedi film, the theme will also get additional sets based on other Star Wars titles. Please do note that these are tentative names and may likewise have a different set number later on.

Tatoine Battle Pack (75198)

This pack includes two (2) Jawas, a Tusken Raider, an Astro-Mech and an unnamed vehicle.

General Grievous Combat Speeder (75199)

This set has its reference from the Star Wars animated series, the Clone Wars. It comes with Mace Windu, and Grievous aboard a never-before-seen dark blue and gray speeder.

Boba Fett (75533)

This is believed to be an ultrabuild figure, quite similar to the Jango Fett (75107) set.

Darth Vader (75534)

The Sith Lord will have another buildable figure under its name following 2015’s Darth Vader (75111) set. Quite frankly, I’m not quite sure how much this latest iteration will be different from the previous one. We just have to wait and see.

Yoda’s Hut (75208)

This is another intriguing LEGO set straight from Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back which includes Yoda, Luke, and R2-D2. It is interesting to see how LEGO will render the home and final resting place of the famed Jedi Master

2018 Rumored LEGO Nexo Knights Sets

Yep, you heard it right. It seems that the seemingly ill-fated, original LEGO theme is back with another shot for fandom. Considered by some as an unholy fusion between the LEGO Castle and Space themes, the theme was often criticized as visually unappealing and lacking a good sense of brick aesthetics. This led to speculations that LEGO may be pulling the plug anytime soon for the Nexo Knights. However, Sir von LEGO revealed that the heroes of Knighton may have another year, as LEGO will be rolling out six (6) additional sets (which he claims to have seen himself) that will have our knightly heroes pitting against new enemies.

  • Lance’s Hiver Jouster (72001)
  • Twinfector (72002)
  • Berserker Bomber (72003)
  • Tech WiZard (72004)
  • X-bow (72005)
  • Axl’s Rolling Arsenal (72006)

Again, be reminded that these are all considered rumors until such time that LEGO confirms them or officially announces them. Are you excited about these sets? Which do you think will be the most popular among them if ever they turn out to be actual sets for next year? Share us what you think in the comments below.

 

 

LEGO Store August Calendar Now Available.

Scanned images of the LEGO Store August Calendar are now making rounds online, and we now have a glimpse of the various sales and activities that will happen across LEGO stores in the US next month. Though the official PDF version of the calendar is still yet to be released, we can still have a closer look on what is in store in August. Check this out.

 

It seems that LEGO is investing a considerable amount of effort in promoting its latest robotics offering, the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101). The set is now available for pre-order both at shop.LEGO.com and via Amazon, and will debut to the general public starting August 1. Additionally, another exclusive D2C set is slated to arrive in August with the highly anticipated LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258). The iconic red bus will be available exclusively at all LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com starting August 1.

August 10-31: Free exclusive Caveman & Cavewoman minifigures (5004936) with a purchase of $50 or more.

LEGO’s latest minifigure promotional was first spotted in LEGO Europe Summer Store Calendar last month, and as it seems, minifigure collectors in North America will also have the same opportunity of bringing this home. Referred to as the Iconic Cave set (5004936), this set comes with two rehashed collectible minifigures of a Caveman and Cavewoman, both of which were originally released under LEGO’s CMF Series 1 and Series 5 respectively. This follows LEGO’s past minifigure promotionals such as the Gingerbread Man and Chicken Suit Guy.

August 20-31: Free Build to Learn Pack with a purchase of $25 or more.

A perfect gift to the budding LEGO enthusiast, this free set contains several Duplo pieces, sticker sheet, and pages of building activities designed for toddlers and preschoolers.

August 1-6 & 14-20: Sign up for the LEGO Boost workshops.

Here’s a chance to sign-up for a one-on-one workshop on how to get the most out of the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) set. Participants will learn how to code using the tech savvy set, with several demonstrations on how the LEGO Boost is the next big thing in brick-built robotics.

August 8-9: Free VIP Monthly Mini Model build (MMB) will be a Fish.

Registration to avail this free MMB starts on July 15. To reserve a spot, visit shop.LEGO.com/minibuild-registration.

August 16-31: LEGO VIPs get Early Access to a new exclusive set.

As we previously reported, the next direct-to-consumer, VIP set will be the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620) available for early VIP access starting August 16 to 31, and will be available to the general public beginning September 1.

August 19 & 26: LEGO Life Meeting.

Join a LEGO Life Meeting at your nearest LEGO Store and get the chance to build the August mini-model. Registration has started already (for children 6 to 14 years old only) with a minimal fee of $10 per child.

August 30: VIP Cinderella’s Castle mini build event.

During this free event, you’ll get to build and take home a micro scale version of Cinderella’s iconic castle. Registration has already begun for participants age 6 to 14. You may visit your local LEGO Store and inquire with a Brick Specialist.

 

So, what do you think of these activities and promotionals? What are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks to The Brick Fan for the tip.

 

 

Climb Aboard the Majestic LEGO Creator London Bus (10258)!

After hinting at its arrival via the most unlikely places and leaving a trail of bread crumbs across social media, LEGO has finally pulled the curtain to reveal its latest addition to its exclusive LEGO Creator Expert series. A fitting tribute to one of the world’s most iconic vehicles, the LEGO Creator London Bus (10258) is now making waves not just across London but the entire LEGO fan community. Without a doubt, this set is off to become one of the most sought after sets this summer.

Set 10258 is a brick-built, faithful representation of the brightly colored London Bus and hailed as the largest set among the Creator Expert vehicles followed by the Volkswagen Beetle (10252), Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220), Mini Cooper MK VII (10242), and the Ferrari F40 (10248). The London Bus (10258) comes in at 1,686 pieces and will be available for an early VIP release on July 17, and to the general public starting August 1.

As we reported previously, it is now confirmed that all five LEGO brand stores in London will exclusively have the set for sale as early as today, July 1. So if you’re around London as you’re reading this and you want to add this awesome set side by side with last year’s Big Ben (10253) and Tower Bridge (10214), be sure to drop by and check out the LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258) at the LEGO store nearest you.

Here’s LEGO’s official description of the London Bus followed by a designer video featuring master builder Morten Graff-Wang, plus an interview with him and fellow designer Jamie Berard broadcasted earlier from the Leicester Square LEGO Store in London.

LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258)
US $139.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 119.99€ – UK £109.99 – DK 999.00 DKK

Celebrate iconic design with this charming double-decker London Bus, featuring a wealth of authentic details, including a bright-red color scheme, panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires, destination sign, and an open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the upper sightseeing deck. Functions include an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with a sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior with worn look seating and additional authentic details, including a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum. Reversible transit advertising posters are also provided as printed labels with a 1950s or present-day London promotion. This LEGO® Creator Expert model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm.

Enjoy a nostalgic journey with this highly authentic reproduction of the iconic London Bus, featuring classic curved bodywork, panoramic windscreen, specially made standard-tread tires and a detailed interior.

  • The London Bus comes with an array of brick-built features and details, including large windows, bright red curved bodywork, panoramic windshield, reversible transit advertising posters provided as printed labels, specially made standard-tread tires and a destination sign. It also has an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior.
  • Interior details include worn look seating, open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the sightseeing deck. Additional authentic detailing includes a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum elements.
  • Choose your favorite decade with the miniature, reversible transit advertising posters, featuring a 1950s or present day London promotion.
  • Remove the roof and upper deck for full access to the detailed interior.
  • Slide open the driver’s door to access the detailed cab with panoramic windscreen.
  • Lift the hood to access the engine.
  • Special elements include a new-for-August-2017 tire with standard tread, quarter bows and arches in red, and 1x1x1 A2/3 bricks with vertical studs.
  • This model includes more than 1,680 pieces.
  • This model is scaled for shelf display alongside other models in the LEGO® Creator Expert vehicle series.
  • Measures over 7” (18cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

 

Another SDCC 2017 Exclusive LEGO Set Has Been Revealed: the LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (41496).

Following yesterday’s reveal of the SDCC 2017 LEGO Brickheadz Marvel Spider-Man and Venom (41497), another pair of superheroes has been given the BrickHeadz treatment, drawing inspiration from CW’s rendition of these DC characters. As reported by Comicbook.com, the LEGO BrickHeadz DC Supergirl and Martian Manhunter (41496), both numbered 13 and 14 respectively, will be exclusively available at this year’s SDCC from July 21 to 23. Here’s a peek at what you can expect from the set.

LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters bring you a brand new way to collect, build and display iconic characters from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics.

Buildable Supergirl and Martian Manhunter LEGO® BrickHeadz construction characters feature authentic detailing, uniquely decorated BrickHeadz eyes, and a display baseplate. Each LEGO® BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate, featuring series number and BrickHeadz icon.

This exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz set comes in at 234 pieces and will retail at $40 when purchased at the LEGO Booth at SDCC. This is a much better offer as compared to aftermarket prices which can soar up to more than a hundred dollars. Same as with last year’s lottery system, those who are interested to buy this set and other SDCC LEGO BrickHeadz exclusive must first visit the Pavillion Terrace to enter a random drawing which will begin at 6AM on July 21. Once your ticket has been selected, you can then proceed to the LEGO Booth to make your qualified purchase.

For those who cannot attend the SDCC (including myself), you still have the chance of having your very own SDCC LEGO BrickHeadz set by following LEGO’s official Twitter account and the hashtag #LEGOSDCC. Both Comicbook.com and Brickset have confirmed the said contest, so be sure to follow LEGO on Twitter and other social media sites for the full mechanics and details.

 

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series – Mr. Freeze (30603) Polybag Now Officially Available

There has been some recent hype (and worry) about the limited availability of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series – Mr. Freeze (30603) polybag, which was first spotted at the New York Toy Fair a couple of days ago. Some feared that the said piece is only made available during that event, same with what LEGO does with its other promotional exclusives.

Well, we can set aside our fears since LEGO has officially announced that the Mr. Freeze minifigure will be made available through all LEGO Stores, and online at shop.LEGO.com along with a minimum purchase of $75 of any LEGO product. LEGO’s April 2016 Store Calendar also mentioned that the coveted minifigure will only be made available from April 1-15, 2016 or while supplies last, limited to only one minifigure per customer. We can just hope that LEGO has plenty of stocks to go around since this cool minifig is surely destined to be a hot item.

Other than the store debut of the Mr. Freeze minifigure, the following are some of the April highlights in all LEGO Stores:

April 1 – we’ll see the debut of new LEGO sets based on the Angry Birds Movie, together with LEGO Juniors Lost Temple (10725), LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Batman Gotham City Cycle Chase (76053), LEGO Elves: The Water Dragon (41172), and LEGO Minecraft: The End Portal (21124)

April 5 to 6 – The Monthly Mini Model Build features a Bumblebee.

April 11 to15 – The LEGO Ideas Maze Competition every 5 pm onwards. Brick fans will get a firsthand look on LEGO’s new Ideas- based product (21305) which may debut on LEGO World Copenhagen. We’ll keep you posted on this.

April 18 – Minifigure Swap Monday on all LEGO Stores.

April 25 to May 8 – LEGO Elves: Sira’s Adventurous Glider goes for FREE with a Friends, Elves, or LEGO Brand Disney Princess purchase of $35 or more.

Check out their April calendar here for more info.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) Official Description and Images Released

So, I’m sure that pretty much everybody already knows this, but the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) set was revealed earlier today. Of course, many have already seen this on other sites, due to our inability to post pictures during our “error 503” phase  — however, now that the site is back up again I thought I might as well post images anyhow!

So, here’s the full description, along with a ton of images:

75098 Assault on Hoth

2,144 pieces
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00
Available April 30th 2016 from shop.LEGO.com and brand stores.

Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!

This fantastic LEGO recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.

Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!

This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable.

There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!

  • Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
  • Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
  • Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
  • Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
  • Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
  • Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
  • Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
  • Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
  • Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
  • Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
  • Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
  • Tend to the Tauntaun.
  • Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
  • Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
  • Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
  • Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
  • Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
  • Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
  • Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep