Life Size LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Statue to Debut at SDCC 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is fast approaching and with the recent reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901), LEGO and Lucasfilms have lifted the veil for yet another evolution of the terrifyingly efficient footsoldier of the Star Wars franchise. And just in time for next week’s SDCC’s celebration, LEGO pays tribute to this new Star Wars character in the most glorious way possible: in LEGO bricks of course. This life-sized LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue will be displayed at the LEGO Booth during SDCC to greet the throngs of fans who will flock grandest comic book convention on the face of the planet.

This brick-built, Sith Trooper statue is a life-sized creation made up of 34,307 LEGO pieces, weighs almost 80 kilos and stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall. With a total of 250 hours of design and building time under its belt, this recent LEGO masterpiece is a sight to behold. This new version of the First Order Stormtrooper comes in a very intimidating red color scheme which reminds me of the Elite Praetorian Guards seen in The Last Jedi.

If you recall from last year’s SDCC and those prior to it, it has been a tradition for LEGO to release such brick-built statues which also acts as a marketing tool to promote upcoming films and TV series. We saw the magnificent brick statue of Thanos striking a pose while wielding the Infinity Gauntlet.  The latest incarnation of Doctor Who that also received the LEGO treatment in last year’s SDCC with her very own brick-built statue and Ultrakatty which looks surprisingly intimidating in her battle mode just in time for The LEGO Movie 2 promotions.

Since LEGO usually reveals two or three brick statues of this kind during San Diego Comic-Con, we can somehow expect that there are still more to come as we count the days before SDCC. Be sure to subscribe to our blog site for more news updates on LEGO @SDCC 2019. For now, check out this speed build of the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper statue as shared by Yahoo! News.

 

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This LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-Build Make and Take Event is Happening in China

It looks like LEGO fans in China will get a lot of LEGO love this month. After yesterday’s reveal of the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269), it looks like this set will have a LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build version that will be given away as a make and take promotional across Chinese  LEGO stores.

LEGO Harley Davidson Mini-build

Thanks to a tip from StoneWars, we learned that this make-and-take promotional build was announced via the Chinese social media platform WeChat. To make the deal more enticing, it was also revealed that only 3,000 copies of this LEGO Harley-Davidson mini-build will be released for those who will be getting its larger LEGO Creator Expert counterpart. LEGO fans who will purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) set will receive a coupon that will entitle them to participate for the make-and-take building event.

The announcement for the LEGO Harley-Davidson Mini-Build Make-and-Take event released in Chinese social media.

Additionally, LEGO fans in China will also have the opportunity to meet and greet Mike Psiaki – the LEGO Designer behind this awesome big bike rendition. In case you’re in the area and are planning to get this set together will all its perks, then be sure to drop by at any of these LEGO Stores in China during the following dates:

  • July 17: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai People’s Square
  • July 20: LEGO Brand Retail, Shanghai Disneytown
  • July 21: LEGO Brand Retail, Beijing Wangfujin

I have to say that this mini-build version is spot on, with its orange and white background and stand. Though I strongly feel that the Harley-Davidson logo is rendered as a sticker, it is still an excellent display model nonetheless. I just hope that this promo will find its way to other regional LEGO stores worldwide for everyone to enjoy.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fatboy (10269) is slated for a LEGO VIP release on July 17, and for the general public on August 1. It comes in at 1,023 pieces, retailing for $99.99 USD.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) Revealed

Coming from the depths of space to the dusty road of Route 66, LEGO has now revealed its next LEGO Creator Expert set that will rev up fans of the classic big bike. Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, this detailed brick interpretation of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle captures the intricate beauty of this classic American legend complete with finishes, surfaces, and design elements all perfectly captured in a 12-inch model. The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) comes in at 1,023 pieces and will retail for $99.99 USD once it drives in at LEGO Stores starting July 17 for LEGO VIP members, and August 1 for a general public release. Check out its crisp, hi-res official images below and read on for the full product description.

LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269)

Ages 16+. 1023 pieces
US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing. 

Build and display your own Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle!

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269)

Explore the finer details of iconic engineering with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10269 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle. Developed in partnership with Harley-Davidson, this highly detailed LEGO motorcycle captures the magic of the real-life machine, from its solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires to its teardrop fuel tank with printed logos and inbuilt speedometer. Other features include a Milwaukee-Eight® engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gearshift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand. Finished with a dark red and black color scheme, this amazing display model makes a truly iconic centerpiece for the home or office. This advanced LEGO set provides an immersive and rewarding building experience.

  • Features solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires, teardrop fuel tank with Harley-Davidson logos and inbuilt speedometer, Milwaukee-Eight® engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gear shift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand.
  • Comes with an authentic dark red and black color scheme.
  • This LEGO® motorcycle makes an iconic centerpiece for the home or office.
  • Spin the rear tire to see the Milwaukee-Eight® engine pistons spring to life.
  • New-for-July-2019 decorated elements include 2 dark red 2×4 tiles printed with the Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® tank emblem.
  • Special elements include a new-for-July-2019 rear rim with super-wide tire.
  • Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 7” (18 cm) wide and 12” (33 cm) long.

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269)

LEGO Reveals New 2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets In Time for SDCC

In addition to the new LEGO Marvel Avengers Hulk Helicopter Drop (76144) that LEGO will showcase at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the company has revealed two new 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets that will also be displayed at the event. It looks like LEGO will be throwing in a pair of new sets that calls back on some of the most memorable opening scenes from the very first Star Wars movie ever made: Episode IV: A New Hope.

Both sets render these opening scenes as we fondly remember them. The first one being Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270) which comes in at 200 pieces, and features minifigures of Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and a Tusken Raider. Unique to this set is a new microfigure of Princess Leia’s hologram which she used to send a distress signal to Obi-Wan.

The second set is another classic call back with Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75271). To be frank, this is the fourth Star Wars Luke Landspeeder that LEGO has released over the years since the theme’s inception in 1999. So for some, this may no longer come as a surprise. However, this new set boasts of having more details than its predecessors and also features the minifig versions of Luke with a new blaster rifle clip, C-3PO, and a Jawa with his buildable cave hideout.

Read on for the rest of the product descriptions for these new 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets, both of which will be available to the public starting January 1 next year. If you’re happening to drop by at SDCC from July 18 to 21, then be sure to check out these sets to be displayed at the LEGO Booth. Thanks to The Brothers Brick for the tip.

 

LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270)

200 pieces | Age 7+ | $29.99 USD

2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Your young Jedi will love this detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ 75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut model. The hut folds out for easy access and there are lots of cool items to spark kids’ creativity, including Lightsabers, a training remote and a new-for-January 2020 Princess Leia hologram element to recreate classic Star Wars: A New Hope scenes. The set includes iconic Star Wars characters Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2, plus a Tusken Raider for role-play battles.

 

LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder  (75271)

236 pieces | Age 7+ | $29.99 USD

2020 LEGO Star Wars Sets

Young Jedi will love pretending to power across the Tatooine desert with this new-for-January-2020, collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ 75271 Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder model! More detailed than ever before, there’s space for the Luke and C-3PO minifigures, an opening trunk with macrobinoculars inside, and a clip for Luke’s blaster rifle to inspire creative play. And kids can reimagine Star Wars: A New Hope movie action with the buildable cave hideout for an armed Jawa minifigure.

July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights and Promotions

LEGO is pushing through with its plans of going entirely digital now that the July 2019 LEGO Store Calendar has been released online. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s in store for LEGO fans next month.

LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO Store Calendar

July 1-31: Weekly Building Challenges

Starting every Monday of July, your local LEGO store will feature space-themed building challenges where participants may have their brick creations put on display. I’m not quite sure if registration is required but I guess the calendar implies that walk-ins are also accepted.

 

July 12-14: It’s Christmas in July!
The exclusive, gift-with-purchase set Christmas Gift Box (40292) from last year, 2018.

This is quite interesting since this promo is available only on weekends, and the calendar did not exactly specify what could be the exclusive offer. However, since this portion of this advert mentions that the offer is valid until supplies last, I am assuming that the set to be given away is the limited edition 2018 holiday gift-with-purchase set, Christmas Gift Box (40292).  This is a gorgeous set filled with hidden surprises, so if you missed out on this one, be sure to drop by your local LEGO Store during this 3-day promo event.

 

July 10-17: Monthly Mini Build – Fun Frog (40326)
Fun Frog Mini Build (40326)

To reserve a spot, visit your local LEGO® Store starting July 5. This requires getting a bit of being used to since LEGO has dropped the online registration mechanics in favor of an in-store one. What also seems to be puzzling is that the Mini Builds page of LEGO Shop@Home specifically states that the MMB program has been discontinued since April of this year, with only the building instructions published on their page. Personally, I like the idea of having Monthly Mini Builds since a lot of kids (and adults as well) get to bring home free LEGO. We just have to wait and see where these changes will lead us.

 

July 18-21: Free LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) Polybag

For the entire third week of July, LEGO Stores will be running a promotional that fans will find enticing. The LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) polybag can be yours for free for a minimum single receipt purchase of LEGO products worth $40 USD and above, or while supplies last.

 

As you can see from this LEGO Store Calendar, the month of July also marks the release of some of the highly anticipated LEGO sets such as the LEGO Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (75936) and the latest wave of LEGO Harry Potter 2019 sets.  Be sure to drop by at the LEGO brand store nearest you for more details about these promos.

WATCH: LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) Set Designer Video

These are definitely the LEGO Star Wars droids that you are looking for. After their official reveal in May, and its subsequent listing at LEGO Shop@Home, LEGO uploaded a designer video to celebrate the release of its LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) set. The video features an interview with one of their Senior Designer, Carl Merriam, and Steve Geist LEGO’s Senior UX Designer. Watch and listen to what they have to say about this latest LEGO STEM-inspired set.

The video underscores some of the cool features of this latest robotics-powered set. The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) comes in at 1,177 pieces right out of the box to build three of the most iconic droids in Star Wars fandom. However, do take note that the set only contains one Move Hub which allows only one droid to be powered up. If you wish to animate all of these droids, then you have to purchase additional Bluetooth-powered Move Hubs separately.

One of the advantages of working (and playing) with the LEGO Boost system is that it introduces young kids to coding and robotics very much the same with its LEGO Mindstorms counterpart. With over 40 exciting missions, young builders get to solve LEGO Star Wars puzzles while learning the rudiments of computer programming. The BOOST Droid Commander is currently listed and available at shop.LEGO.com and retails for $200 USD.  Check out the rest of the set’s details below.

LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) 

1, 177 pieces; $199.99 USD

Droid Commander (75253)

A LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy of droid building, coding and play!

Introduce your Star Wars™ fan to a rich LEGO® brick galaxy of lovable droids, exciting missions and coding fun for kids with the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set. This interactive robot toy puts your child in command of 3 app-controlled Star Wars LEGO droids: R2-D2, a Gonk Droid and a Mouse Droid, each with their own personalities and skills. Using the free LEGO BOOST Star Wars app, your young commander builds the droids, inserts the Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub into the one that will solve each mission, and brings it to life using the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment (visit LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible devices). Your youngster then constructs tools, weapons, targets, obstacles and lots more as they progress through over 40 exciting missions – they’ll love it! This set makes a great birthday or Christmas gift or just a gift for any occasion. It also helps youngsters develop their critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, introduces them to basic engineering and robotics, and, just as importantly, lets them play in a rich and expansive galaxy filled with unforgettable icons like Luke Skywalker, X-wings, the Death Star and many more.

  • Kids will learn to code and develop creative problem-solving skills as they play with this interactive STEM toy, featuring 3 buildable LEGO® Star Wars™ droids and over 40 interactive missions.
  • This fun LEGO® Star Wars™ tech toy for kids includes a color & distance sensor, interactive motor, Move Hub and 1,177 pieces – enough to build all 3 lovable R2-D2, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid LEGO figures. Please note that only one robot can be brought to life at a time using the included Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub.
  • Buildable props include rocket boosters, a catapult, a cake shooter, a target, color decoder, obstacles and many more.
  • Kids aged 8+ will love building the robot toys using the free LEGO® BOOST Star Wars™ app, attaching the tools and weapons, and bringing them to life to solve fun, challenging missions with the easy-to-use coding environment. Visit LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible devices.
  • This great Christmas, birthday or gift idea for any occasion features unforgettable characters, locations, sounds and music from episodes I-VI of the Star Wars™ movie saga, which kids and adults will love to interact with.
  • LEGO® brick R2-D2 measures over 7” (20cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide. LEGO Gonk Droid measures over 7” (18cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide. LEGO Mouse Droid measures over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.
  • Free LEGO® BOOST Star Wars™ Droid Commander app is available for selected iOS, Android and Fire smart devices. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
  • Includes LEGO® Light Brick.

New LEGO Overwatch Sets Coming in October 2019

If you recall earlier this month, gaming giants Activision and Blizzard confirmed that they intend to continue their collaboration with LEGO to come up with new LEGO Overwatch sets for 2019. The reveal was made during this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair back in January, with these new LEGO Overwatch building sets labeled as sets 75976 and 75977 respectively. Thanks to a report from Promobricks, we now have an idea on when these sets will be released.

Promobricks was able to snap a photo of a physical LEGO 2HY 2019 Catalog, particularly on the page where the current LEGO Overwatch sets are located. What is interesting is that this physical copy of the German LEGO catalog indicates specifically an October release date, whereas this information is particularly omitted on its online catalog counterparts. More peculiar is the fact that the German online version was pulled out from LEGO’s servers which gives the impression that LEGO does not intend to reveal it yet.

New LEGO Overwatch Sets

We don’t have definitive info as of this posting on what these 2 new sets will be. But rumors circulating across LEGO fan communities suggests that sets 75976 and 75977 will be featuring brick-built versions of Wrecking Ball and the Junkertown Bike respectively. I guess its safe to assume that if in case these rumors turn out to be true, then we can expect to see minifig versions of Hammond (aka Wrecking Ball) and Junkrat, plus a bigfig counterpart of Roadhog.

New LEGO Overwatch Sets
Rumor has it that LEGO Overwatch set 75976 will feature a brick-built Wrecking Ball.
LEGO Overwatch set 75977 is rumored to feature Junkrat and Roadhog in their Junkertown Bike.

We just probably have to wait until August to see our first official images of these new LEGO Overwatch sets. And for the meantime, if you haven’t added these to your LEGO collection yet, be sure to check out the full range of LEGO Overwatch sets at LEGO Shop@Home or via Amazon.

 

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2019 Official Set Images Released

Thanks to LEGO’s international catalog for the 2nd half of this year released online a few days ago, we had a glimpse of the three, new LEGO Minecraft sets slated to be released for August. Now thanks to Promobricks, we now have a closer look at these LEGO Minecraft summer 2019 official set images.

Read on for more details and visit LEGO Shop@Home for more updates about these sets. These LEGO Minecraft summer 2019 sets are not listed yet on LEGO’s online shopping portal, but we can assume that their database will include them very soon.

 

The Wool Farm (21153)

19.99 Euros; 260 pieces; minifigures include Steve, Red Dyed Sheep, Yellow Dyed Sheep, and Baby Sheep

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The Blazing Bridge (21154)

39.99 Euros; 372 pieces; minifigures include Alex, Wither Skeleton and 2x Blaze

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The Creeper Mine (21155)

79.99 Euros; 834 pieces; minifigures include Alex, Blacksmith, Cow, Bat, Husk, and Creeper

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2019 LEGO Minecraft Summer 2019 LEGO Minecraft Summer 2019

 

LEGO Hidden Side Sets Now Available for Pre-Order in UK and Other Parts of Europe

Our followers in the UK and the rest of Europe may be glad to know that the complete line of the LEGO Hidden Side building sets (all eight of them) is now available for pre-order at the UK portal of LEGO Shop@Home, and are slated to be released on August 1st.

These latest augmented reality sets are still not available in the US as of this posting, so we have to a bit patient before we see these sets arrive at our doorsteps. For the meantime, be sure to bookmark this page and check on the following links to know more about this latest fun and spooky theme from LEGO.

The LEGO Hidden Side invites kids to join a fearless team of ghost hunters, who dare see the unseen and help turn a haunted world back to normal, one ghost at a time. This new theme includes a series of “haunted” building sets full of awesome functionality and secret surprises that, on their own, provide the build and roleplay fun of any LEGO® theme. Activating the free augmented reality app brings the models to life, revealing a hidden world of interactive mysteries and challenges to solve. When combined, the two worlds make each other even more compelling and fun. The app also consists of a digital game that kids can play independent of the building set.

J.B.’s Ghost Lab (70418)

LEGO Hidden Side

 

Wrecked Shrimp Boat (70419)

LEGO Hidden Side

 

Graveyard Mystery (70420)

LEGO Hidden Side

 

El Fuego’s Stunt Truck (70421)

LEGO Hidden Side

 

Shrimp Shack Attack (70422)

 

Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 (70423)

 

Ghost Train Express (70424)

 

Newbury Haunted High School (70425)

WATCH: Supanova ComicCon 2019 is Happening in Sydney

I guess everyone will agree that fan conventions are an awesome way to geek out and be proud of your inner child. It’s a rite of passage, a pilgrimage of sorts that ushers a true-blue fan in the higher echelon of one’s geekhood.  I should know, having covered much of our local LEGO fan conventions in the Philippines sponsored by the Philippine LEGO Users Group (PhLUG), and keeping tabs with LEGO’s upcoming sets as revealed during the renowned San Diego ComicCon (SDCC). Immersing myself in these fan conventions, and engaging with like-minded geeks, is a kind of life-changing experience. Now for our readers who are based in the great land down under, together with other Aussie comic book fans, it’s your turn to join the legion of the faithful who will flock the grounds of Sydney Olympic Park for Australia’s largest and grandest comic book convention ever. The Supanova ComicCon and Gaming will be held from June 21-23, 2019 at The Dome, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

Even though this is not much about the LEGO brick, everything is still pretty awesome with Supanova Sydney 2019. Hailed as Australia’s largest comic book fan convention, Supanova is held annually at six key locations in the continent, and they’re now setting camp in Sydney this weekend. Similar to SDCC, the 3-day convention is jam-packed with guests, artists, panels, cosplayers and exhibitors that you don’t want to miss. As an added treat to the whole family, kids ages 12 years old and below are free to enter with an accompanying parent or adult. Here’s the TV spot for Supanova ComicCon Sydney 2019 for more info.

Be sure to download a copy of Supanova’s Event Program so you can plan your 3-day visit ahead. With more than a hundred exhibitors, retailers, and artists’ booth to visit, it’s very easy to be overwhelmed. Be sure to have the Event Program with you since it will be your constant companion throughout the convention.

Speaking of planning ahead, you may want to encircle one particular exhibitor in your checklist if you wish to capture your Supanova ComicCon moments in a handy souvenir format. You may want to check out Whizzy Bits at Booth 9006 near the Battlecry LARP Arena located at the Exhibition Hall. They have this promo where they can have your favorite Supanova moment printed and captured on personalized pillows, mugs, tiles, phone cases and much more at great discounts. It’s a fun and creative way of bringing home the Supanova experience.

To top it off,  they’re offering discounts of up to 15% if you will like and follow Whizzy Bit’s Facebook page, so be sure to avail this promo as well. So to all our comic book and brick fans in Sydney, be sure to get your tickets for Supanova ComicCon 2019 this weekend and don’t forget to wear your coolest comic book costume. Now if I could only find my LEGO brick costume and figure out how to travel again to Australia… 😅