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.

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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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.

Remaining LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2017 Minifigure Exclusives Revealed.

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.