LEGO Finally Releases Official Images of The LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Sets – Now Available At LEGO Shop@Home

Force Friday II is now upon us, and has officially kicked off in North America and the rest of the world. A few moments ago, LEGO has finally made it official to reveal their LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets. Frankly, this is not much of a secret anymore since the internet has been rife with all of these images since the rumor went pandemic as early as spring of this year. We also did a write-up where we showed you these images before based on certain retailer sites where these sets were posted for pre-order. Unfortunately, LEGO kindly (ahem) asked us to take them down.

These LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets are now made official, and LEGO has now listed them at shop.LEGO.com. Here’s the details of each set, including their descriptions.

Resistance Transport Pod (75176)

Jettison to safety in the Resistance Transport Pod!

Make a quick escape with Finn and Rose in the Resistance Transport Pod. This detailed LEGO® Star Wars version of the craft from Star Wars: Episode VIII features a 2-minifigure cockpit with removable canopy and detachable panels that reveal a rear storage compartment with space for the included BB-8 figure and a weapon store. There’s also a stud shooter at the side, aimed by turning the rear engine, plus dual spring-loaded shooters underneath. Includes 2 minifigures and a BB-8 figure.

  • Includes Finn and Rose minifigures plus a BB-8 figure.
  • Features a 2-minifigure cockpit with removable canopy, detachable panels that reveal a rear storage compartment and weapon store, aimable side stud shooter and dual spring-loaded shooters.
  • Roll the wheel to fire the spring-loaded shooters.
  • Remove the top panel to reveal BB-8’s secret stowaway spot.
  • Weapons include Finn’s blaster and Rose’s shock gun and blaster pistol.
  • Recreate exciting scenes from Star Wars: Episode VIII.
  • Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

First Order Heavy Scout Walker (75177)

Stomp into battle with the First Order Heavy Scout Walker!

Send General Hux and his crew into battle in the armored First Order Heavy Scout Walker. This impressive LEGO® Star Wars version of the walker inspired by the blockbuster Star Wars Episode VIII movie features a 2-minifigure cockpit with opening top hatch, elevating spring-loaded shooters on both sides, elevating guns at the front, missile storage clips and hidden wheels that turn to make the legs ‘crawl’. This set also includes 4 minifigures.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: General Hux, a First Order Gunner, Resistance Trooper and a First Order Flametrooper.
  • Features a 2-minifigure cockpit with opening top hatch, elevating spring-loaded shooters at the side, missile storage clips, elevating front-mounted guns, hidden wheels and ‘crawling’ legs.
  • Push the walker and see the legs move.
  • Weapons include 2 blaster pistols, a blaster and the Flametrooper’s flamethrower.
  • Measures over 7” (20cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.

 

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter (75179)

Speed into action with Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter!

Create your own LEGO® Star Wars: Episode VIII battle adventures with Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter. This model features large wings, red exhaust detailing, an opening minifigure cockpit and trigger-activated spring-loaded shooters. The set also includes 3 minifigures and a BB-9E figure.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: Kylo Ren, a First Order TIE Pilot and a First Order Stormtrooper, plus a BB-9E figure.
  • Features an opening minifigure cockpit, large wings, red exhaust detailing and 2 trigger-activated spring-loaded shooters.
  • First Order TIE Pilot’s helmet features a new-for-September-2017 red-stripe decoration.
  • Weapons include Kylo’s Lightsaber, a blaster and a blaster pistol.
  • Push the triggers on top to fire the spring-loaded shooters.
  • Measures over 4” (12cm) high, 16” (41cm) long and 9” (23cm) wide.

 

BB-8 (75187)

Play with and display your own brick-built BB-8!

This faithfully reproduced LEGO® Star Wars incarnation of the diminutive BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the ‘welding torch’. This faithfully reproduced model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece for any bedroom or office.

  • Features authentic detailing, and wheel-activated rotating head and opening hatch with non-functioning welding torch.
  • Also includes a display stand, decorative fact plaque and a small BB-8 figure.
  • This set includes over 1,100 pieces.
  • BB-8 model does not roll.
  • BB-8 without stand measures over 9” (25cm) high and 5” (15cm) wide.
  • Display stand measures over 10” (26cm) long.

 

Resistance Bomber (75188)

Set out on heroic raids with the Resistance Bomber!

Play out action-packed LEGO® Star Wars: Episode VIII missions with the Resistance Bomber. This feature-packed model includes a button-activated bomb release function, spring-loaded shooters, 2 opening rear gun turrets with space for a minifigure, elevating rear guns, a 2-minifigure front cockpit with detachable canopy and a removable top section for easy access. It can also stand on any even surface when not in use. This set includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Poe Dameron, Vice Admiral Holdo, Resistance Gunner Paige, a Resistance Bomber Pilot and a Resistance Bombardier.
  • Features a bomb release function with 6 bombs, 2 spring-loaded shooters, 2 opening rear minifigure gun turrets, elevating rear guns, 2-minifigure front cockpit with detachable canopy, removable top section for easy access and a flat base.
  • Poe’s blaster pistol also included.
  • Load the bombs through the top hatch and press the button to release them.
  • Measures over 13” (34cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide.

 

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189)

Stride into battle with the First Order Heavy Assault Walker!

Add a fearsome walker to your LEGO® Star Wars First Order army with the Heavy Assault Walker. This awesome model, based on the walker from the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII movie, features tough armor-plate detailing, posable legs, posable head with opening minifigure cockpit and spring-loaded shooters, an aimable rapid-fire stud shooter on top, and detachable canisters that can be released from the rear of the walker. There’s also a storage compartment at the side with extra stud ammo and an opening hold to the rear with space for a minifigure and extra missile ammo. This amazing set also includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Captain Poe Dameron, Rey, a Resistance Trooper, First Order Walker Driver and a First Order Stormtrooper.
  • Features posable legs, a posable head with opening minifigure cockpit and spring-loaded shooters, aimable rapid-fire stud shooter on top, detachable canisters at the rear and opening ammo stores at the side.
  • Weapons include Rey’s Lightsaber, 2 blasters and a blaster pistol.
  • Turn the handle to aim the top-mounted rapid-fire stud shooter.
  • Measures over 13” (35cm) high, 13” (35cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • This item’s shipping box indicates what’s inside. It’s not as stealthy as our typical boxes!

 

First Order Star Destroyer (75190)

Command the fleet with the awesome First Order Star Destroyer!

Embark on galactic Star Wars: Episode VIII adventures with the First Order Star Destroyer. This huge model features armor-like panels on the outside, transparent-element engine detailing at the back and 8 side-facing stud shooters. Open out the top panels to reveal the detailed interior, featuring a working elevator leading to Snoke’s command center with a seat and mini hologram figure, bridge with seating for the crew, conference area with buildable medical droid and BB-9E droid, and a passageway leading to a detailed control room. There’s even a carry handle to take the play action into hyperspeed! This stellar set includes 5 minifigures and 2 droids.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Supreme Leader Snoke, a First Order Officer, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, First Order Stormtrooper and a First Order Shuttle Pilot, plus BB-9E and buildable Medical Droid figures.
  • Features a carry handle, armor-panel detailing, 8 side-firing stud shooters and rear engine detailing. Open-out top panels reveal a detailed interior, including a working elevator to Snoke’s chamber with a mini hologram figure, bridge with seating for the crew, conference area and a passageway leading to the control room with instrument panel detailing.
  • Weapons include 2 blasters and 2 blaster pistols.
  • Open out the panels for easy play access.
  • Lift the elevator and seat Snoke in his chamber.
  • This model includes over 1,400 pieces.
  • Measures over 5” (14cm) high, 22” (56cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide.

 

Elite TIE Fighter Pilot (75526)

 

Fly into action with the Elite TIE Fighter Pilot!

Battle it out with this buildable and highly posable LEGO® Star Wars Elite TIE Fighter Pilot figure. Featuring a red-striped helmet, shoulder decoration, breathing system detailing, plus a blaster rifle with spring-loaded shooter, any Star Wars fan would love flying into battle with this tough character.

  • Buildable and highly posable Elite TIE Fighter Pilot figure features a red-striped helmet, shoulder decoration, breathing system detailing and a blaster rifle with spring-loaded shooter.
  • Keep the Resistance at bay with the powerful spring-loaded shooter.
  • Move the limbs into any battle pose.
  • Extra ammo included.
  • Features a sturdy and durable design for intense action play.
  • Play out epic adventures from the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII movie.
  • Stands over 9” (24cm) high.

 

Rey (75528)

Feel the Force with Rey!Launch a Lightsaber attack with buildable and highly posable Rey. With textile detailing, chest and arm decoration, blue Lightsaber, blaster pistol and a wheel-activated arm-swinging battle function, any young would-be Jedi will love to act out Lightsaber battles with this LEGO® Star Wars figure.

  • Buildable and highly posable Rey figure features textile detailing, chest and arm decoration, new-for-September-2017 head design, blue Lightsaber, blaster pistol and wheel-activated arm-swinging battle function.
  • Move the limbs into any battle pose.
  • Features a sturdy and durable design for intense action play.
  • Blaster pistol does not fire.
  • Play out epic adventures from the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII movie.
  • Stands over 9” (24cm) high.

 

Elite Praetorian Guard (75529)

Protect the First Order with the Elite Praetorian Guard!

Defend the upper echelon of the First Order with this buildable and highly posable Elite Praetorian Guard figure. This imposing figure features red-armor detailing with textile skirt, unique helmet design, and chest and arm decoration. It also has a lever on the back to send the arms swinging, plus a double-handed bladed staff that splits in two for furious single-handed weapon combat. Fans of the First Order will love running into battle with this expert fighter.

  • Buildable and highly posable Elite Praetorian Guard figure features red armor with chest and arm decoration, textile skirt, lever-activated moving arms and a double-handed bladed staff that splits into 2 single-handed weapons.
  • Move the limbs into any battle pose.
  • Features a sturdy and durable design for intense action play.
  • Play out epic adventures from the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII movie.
  • Stands over 9” (25cm) high.

 

Chewbacca (75530)

Lead the charge with Chewbacca!

Add a big Wookiee to your LEGO® Star Wars collection with this buildable and highly posable Chewbacca figure. Standing over 11” (30cm) tall, Chewbacca features ‘fur’ decoration, a detailed head, removable ammo belt and bag, and a bowcaster weapon with spring-loaded shooter and extra ammo. Young Wookiee warriors will love playing out heroic battles against iconic enemy characters.

  • Buildable and highly posable Chewbacca figure features ‘fur’ decoration, detailed head design, removable ammo belt and bag, and a bowcaster weapon with spring-loaded shooter.
  • Move the limbs into any battle pose.
  • Blast the enemy with the powerful spring-loaded shooter.
  • Extra ammo included.
  • Features a sturdy and durable design for intense action play.
  • Play out epic adventures from the Star Wars universe.
  • Stands over 11” (30cm) high.

 

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Check Out This Designer Video for the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

After the big (and really, really BIG!) official reveal of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) a few moments ago, LEGO has now released a cool designer video to go along with it. LEGO Model Designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer was at the helm, featuring what we can expect from this one-of-a-kind build. The set comes in 7,541 pieces and will retail for $800 with an early VIP access on September 14, and a general public release on October 1. Watch the video below, courtesy of Klemmbausteinlyrik.

If you’re excited for this set as much as we are, then you’ll be glad to know that Wildcard Toys is doing a giveaway of the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) during the next few weeks. To enter the raffle, simply click on this link and follow the instructions mentioned. Check out the rest of the details below.

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LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon Official Reveal


Just now, the first official images of the new Ultimate Collector’s series Millennium Falcon were unveiled, after multiple teases of the set from LEGO’s social media platforms (and a few leaked images). The set shall be available to VIPs mid-September and will get a wide release on the 1st October. It will be on display in LEGO Stores beginning tomorrow (1st September) in conjunction with Force Friday II. 

Millennium Falcon, 7541 pieces.

US $799.99, CA $899.99, DE €799.99, UK £649.99, DKK 6999.00

Available from the 1st of October with VIP early access from the 14th of September.

Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model we’ve ever created – in fact, with over 7,500 pieces it is the biggest LEGO model ever sold! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!

Includes 4 classic crew minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO.

Also includes 3 Episode VII/VIII crew minifigures: Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn.

Figures include a BB-8 droid, 2 buildable Porgs and a buildable Mynock.

Exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs.

Main hold features a seating area, Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, engineering station with turning minifigure seat and a doorway build with passageway decoration.

Rear compartment features the engine room with hyperdrive and console, 2 doorways, hidden floor compartment, 2 escape pod hatches, engineering console and an access ladder to the gunnery station.

Gunnery station features a minifigure gunner’s seat and detachable hull panel with fully rotating quad laser cannon. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.

Also includes an informational fact plaque.

Features a new cockpit canopy element.

Classic crew weapons include Han’s blaster pistol and Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster.

Episode VII/VIII crew weapons include Han’s blaster, Rey’s small silver blaster and Finn’s medium blaster rifle.

Change out the features and crew characters to switch between classic and Episode VII/VIII versions of the Millennium Falcon!

Open individual hull panels to access the detailed interior while retaining the overall exterior appearance.

Slide the panel to reveal the concealed blaster cannon.

Turn classic Leia’s and Han’s head to reveal their breathing mask decoration.

Makes the perfect intergalactic toy or flagship display model.

Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.


LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) To Be Discontinued.

The highly prized LEGO Ideas NASA  Apollo Saturn V (21309) may probably still sit on the top of our must have LEGO sets of the year, but unfortunately, in spite of the relative early shelf life of this set since its release last June, the availability of the Apollo Saturn V has been notoriously close to none. True, we have the reassuring words from the LEGO Ideas Team that the set will not be retired right away given that it has only been three months in circulation since its release in June 1. There were also moments when the NASA Apollo Saturn V set has been available at LEGO shop@home on very seldom occasions. However, the obvious unavailability of the set for weeks has cast a shadow of a doubt on the truth behind the availability of this highly sought after set.

For weeks already, shop.LEGO.com has always returned a ‘Temporarily Out of Stock’ message each time a query has been made for set 21309. Similarly, LEGO Brand and Certified stores have been informing customers about the indefinite date of 21309’s arrival in their respective stores. In search for answers, our friends from Promo Bricks decided to dig deeper and was able to have a privileged conversation with an undisclosed LEGO Product Manager. This may sound very, very  sad, but according to Promo Bricks, the said manager has revealed that LEGO no longer has plans of producing the highly prized set. In other words, they are now in the process of delivering and selling the last copies of 21309 that went into production.

From TLG’s business perspective, this somehow makes sense, especially considering what a LEGO Customer Service Rep told Promo Bricks. According to CSR, even before a set is released for sale, there is already a pre-determined number of copies that each set is expected to have. This number is not usually revealed to the public, and the sets are produced in batches. When the demand exceeds the pre-determined supply eventually, then better expect delivery delays and ultimately the set’s cancellation. Furthermore, given the long lead-times needed to produce such great sets like the Saturn V, it is very impractical to produce more sets just for a short-term supply. Simply put, the LEGO Ideas Saturn V set is hugely popular and a solid success that LEGO could no longer supply the growing demand.

What are your thoughts about this brick fans? Are you somehow disappointed? Let us know in the comments.

More LEGO Star Wars 2018 Reveals

While most of the LEGO Star Wars faithful has now fixed their gaze on the grandest reveal that LEGO has slated this Force Friday II, it seems that we can expect more LEGO Star Wars 2018 sets to be unveiled towards the end of the year and even until the first quarter.

Our brick intel (courtesy once more of RebelScum) suggests that we’ll be seeing more battle packs, a new wave of microfighters, and another Ultimate Collectors Series in the works. Here’s a breakdown of what we know regarding their set numbers, titles, and brief descriptions whenever they’re available. If you’re looking for watermarked images, I trust that you’ll know your way around. Some of these names are not final and may be changed anytime at LEGO’s discretion.

Sets and Minifigures

Tatooine Battle Pack (75198)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

Features a small tracked utility sled. Minifigures include two Jawas, a Tusken Raider and a blue-topped astromech apparently suspended on the utility sled.

Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75206)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

Includes a mini version of the Republic Dropship with two Clone Troopers, Coleman Trebor and Ki-Adi-Mundi minifigures.

General Grievous’s Combat Speeder (75199)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

Coming straight from the Clone Wars, this set includes a repulsorcraft with a pair of spring-loaded shooters and a movable column that serves as a steering mechanism as well. Minifigures include Mace Windu and General Grievous.

Yoda’s Hut (75208)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

The set consists of the iconic retirement home of Yoda at the planet of Dagobah. It consists of a brick-built hut with some plant and foliage elements. Included are the minifigures of Yoda, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. Yoda may also be placed on Luke’s back via another minifig accessory to recreate the latter’s Jedi training as seen in the Empire Strikes Back.

There’s also a next wave of The Last Jedi sets placed in four generic grey boxes all numbered 75197, 75200, 75201 and 75202 respectively. Rumor has it that one of these sets will include Rey’s training in planet Ahch-To, which means we’ll get to see the highly sought after Old Man Luke in his minifigure form.

MicroFighters

Millennium Falcon (75193) – with Chewbacca minifigure.
First Order TIE Fighter (75194) – with Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure.
MicroFighters (75195) – unknown set and minifigure.
MicroFighters (75196) – unknown set and minifigure.

Buildable Figures

Boba Fett (75533)
Darth Vader (75534) – with removable helmet
Darth Maul (75537)

Other than Darth Vader who already has a buildable figure of his own in 2015’s LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader (75111), it is a first for Boba Fett and Darth Maul to have ultrabuilds of their own. There are two more buildable figures (75535 and 75536) whose boxes have been blacked out, but our info suggests that these may be tied up with the Han Solo anthology, similar to what LEGO did when it introduced several Rogue One characters in their buildable figure versions.

As a last note, there are also rumors that may suggest that another LEGO Star Wars UCS is currently in the works, with all the signs pointing on what could be a remake of 2004’s Y-Wing Attack Starfighter (10134). If this is the case, then we can certainly see this UCS set probably released during the first half of 2018.

First Catalog Images of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

LEGO has finally released yesterday its presumably last teaser of the largest LEGO set ever, and we can somehow expect that within the next hours leading to the big reveal on September 1, we will be able to see plenty of sightings of this elusive LEGO UCS set. More information (aka leaks) are now slowly trickling its way via social media, and just a few moments ago, RebelScum stumbled upon some images from a particular Italian LEGO Catalog that clearly shows how the box of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) actually looks like. These images were first shared by Windyjago over at Twitter, which you can see below.

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Here’s a closer look at the images.

I guess these first images of the MF will finally put all doubts aside, that this next UCS is indeed the remake of the Falcon. We’re not sure if LEGO’s men-in-black enforcers will soon be standing on our doorsteps, demanding to take this article down, but as far as we are concerned these first images seem to have come from a legitimate LEGO Store catalog, as mentioned by Windyjago. If you will notice closely on the right side of the box, you will see the earlier leaked, Chinese version of the MF’s promotional poster/flyer showing the fine details of the set.

As a final note, other than seeing the set’s official images, I am very much interested on the description written on the side of the box. It will probably give us some idea (like they always do in certain commemorative sets) on what motivated LEGO to come up with another re-release, just as this.

The wait is simply killing me…

 

Ever Wished For A LEGO-Nintendo Team Up? Help Us Start With This LEGO Ideas Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian and Link Minifigure.

If you liked Tyler’s LEGO Yoshi MOC, then probably you’ll be interested to find out that this is not the first time that our resident Master Builder dived into creating a Nintendo-themed set. Last month, we were fortunate enough to have our very first LEGO Ideas submission approved for posting by the LEGO Ideas Team. If you’ve been following my posts regarding several LEGO Ideas projects, you probably know already that LEGO Ideas has revised their fan submission guidelines which state that projects based on currently active licenses and restricted IPs will no longer be accepted. As stringent as the rules may be, it did not deter our Brick Show team to still give it a shot knowing how much we love to see a LEGO and Nintendo collaboration later on in the future.

So to start our LEGO Ideas adventure, Tyler sets off to recreate one of the most recent Nintendo hits released for the Switch – The LEGO Ideas Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian with Link Minifigure!

Here’s a brief description about this project, and Tyler’s take on this excellent MOC.

 

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian and Link Minifigure

About This Project:

Now you can battle against ancient mechanical robots in LEGO form. Guardians roam the peaks and valleys of Hyrule, and it’s your job to destroy them! Using Link’s bow and arrow, take them down in this epic, original creation by Tyler Clites.

This project comes from a passion for Nintendo consisting of a lifetime worth of gaming memories, and a deep understanding that we need to make Nintendo LEGO sets happen. Seeing The Legend of Zelda come to brick form is something I’ve wanted since I was a child, and hopefully this is one step closer to that dream.

By far, Tyler’s version of this ancient mechanical robot is the closest representation of the Guardian in its LEGO brick form. I like how Tyler was able to capture those organic shapes, and other minute details of the Guardian. One example is his use of new, gold tentacle pieces which first appeared in several LEGO Elves sets. He also included several circular 1×1 plates with holes, and chain pieces to add a more golden accent into this build.

Though there are quite limited play features on this LEGO Ideas set, Tyler was able to work around this limitation by adding several flexible legs (all six of them), a head that spins around, and a spring loaded shooter. The legs are articulated using a lot of click joints, which allows this brick-built Guardian to be posed in many ways.

One fun feature that Tyler added to this LEGO Ideas Guardian is that the articulated legs can be removed from the main body, similar to how you systematically defeat these six-legged machineries in the video game. These legs can be ‘broken off’, and when the Guardian is eventually defeated, you can dismantle the entire robotic combatant and leave a rubble of ancient screws, springs, and cogs.

As a bonus, Tyler managed to come up with a customized digital version of Link to go along with the Guardian. The Link minifigure comes in his trademark blue garb, and choice of weapons. It also features a unique hairpiece, nicely detailed body straps on the torso, and double molded legs.

Again, if you wish to see this become an official LEGO Legend of Zelda set, remember to support this project over at LEGO Ideas. You can join us in this journey by voting for this project and helping us reach that much desired 10K landmark. Just click on the support button and hopefully, will be one step closer in having an actual LEGO Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian.

So what do you think brick fans? Do you have other LOZ BOTW characters that you wish Tyler to build? Let us know in the comments below, or head over to our official social media channels (by clicking on the icons below) and share us your thoughts.

 

Yoshi Gets The LEGO Treatment In Our LEGO Nintendo Yoshi Wish Set MOC.

Talk about Nintendo and dinosaurs and there is only one thing that will immediately pop in every one’s mind – Yoshi! I have to admit, this may be a long overdue project but thankfully, Tyler also shares our same love with the most faved Nintendo dinosaur of all time. Coming in at 247 pieces, Tyler’s next wish set MOC features a fun version of Yoshi complete with an extendable tongue and the iconic green spotted egg. Watch this.

Tyler’s version of Yoshi is really spot-on. Though Tyler would personally prefer a somewhat brighter green color scheme for Yoshi, his use of nice, lime green pieces certainly makes up for that. These lime green pieces are also readily available which means we have a better chance of building one of our own LEGO Yoshi without searching for the necessary pieces far and wide.

As you can see from the video, there is a lot of articulation that goes on with our LEGO Yoshi MOC. His arms have a certain degree of mobility, while his legs, which are mounted on ball joints, are very much posable as well. It’s kind of fun to have Yoshi posed on different angles, whether standing up or sitting down.

LEGO Yoshi’s head is also movable thanks to Tyler’s use of a sturdy Technic ball joint. The mouth may also be opened or closed which, together with Yoshi’s articulated head (or neck, depending on how you look at it) allows a wide range of poses and a certain natural look typical of Yoshi’s character.

Tyler also managed to cleverly recreate Yoshi’s trademark turtle shell at the back of this build by using SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques. This is one of the reasons we are so impressed with Tyler’s brick-building skills considering how he comes up with solutions or alternatives for relatively hard-to-find LEGO pieces. He originally thought of using a red-colored, half-dome piece which is quite difficult to find since they only come in certain Atlantis sets. So to make up for this rare piece, Tyler managed to recreate Yoshi’s red turtle shell by substituting certain red colored cheese slopes.

Of course, one of the other things that goes well with Tyler’s Yoshi MOC is the iconic green-spotted egg and his extendable, chameleon like tongue. The egg itself is brick-built, with the same green accents that we see from the video games. An extendable tongue piece may be mounted inside Yoshi’s mouth by removing the red, circular plate which was originally placed inside. The tongue itself may also be moved up and down, striking fear into the heart of any Goomba.

This is one build that will definitely be added to our LEGO Nintendo wish list. Thankfully, for all Nintendo and LEGO fans out there, you may be pleased to know that Tyler has a lot of Nintendo themed builds on the works so be sure to stay tuned in our YouTube channel and here in our blogsite. In the meantime, if you wish to build your very own LEGO Yoshi, just head over to BuildBetterBricks.com and download the instructions. For a small fee (which covers not just the site’s maintenance, but also Tyler’s seemingly endless supply of LEGO bricks), what you’ll receive is a digital pdf copy of how to build Yoshi, a parts list, and a Stud.io file that lets you seamlessly export its parts list to Bricklink. As a final note, if you’re like us who would like to see a possible mash-up between Nintendo and LEGO, then you may want to head over to LEGO Ideas and check out our proposed Ideas set – the LEGO Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian with Link minifigure, courtesy of Tyler of course. I’ll talk more about this outstanding Zelda MOC later on so just stay tuned.

Happy building!

 

A Round Up of Everything We Know So Far About the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

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We’re almost there! In roughly 48 hours, we’ll get to see what is in store in that large, bulky box that LEGO touted as their largest set ever created. For the whole month of August, LEGO was quite deliberate in releasing their scheduled teasers and earlier today, LEGO has revealed their last hint in this series of reveals. Released via their social media channels, LEGO gives fans an idea on how you’ll be able to carry this set if you prefer to purchase this from any LEGO store (that is, if there will be enough sets available for everyone).

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Placed side by side with 2016’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159) which can easily fit inside LEGO’s largest yellow plastic bag, this 4,000-piece set just pales in comparison with the mammoth sized set known to most already as the much rumored LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). It is so huge at approximately 18.7 pounds (or 8.5 kilos) that no LEGO plastic bag can handle the weight. In LEGO’s latest tweet, set 75192 is so large that it will require wheels to be transported out of a LEGO store. Now, the only question is, will they give you a push cart if you have the cash to burn and you eventually decide to purchase two or more sets. Hmmm…

Since this is the very last teaser that we can expect from LEGO before the big, official reveal on Force Friday II, our Brick Show Brian has come up with a roundup of all the things that we know so far (see video above) about LEGO’s ‘worst kept secret in all of LEGO history’. Without a shadow of doubt, there are strong evidences to show that this super secret set is indeed an extremely large remake of the Millennium Falcon, which first appeared as a LEGO Ultimate Collector’s set ten years ago, tagged as the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (10179).

But perhaps the biggest concern in everyone’s mind at this point has little to do with how we will be able to carry it out from the store, but more of how we can even have access to it in the first place. Will it be a limited series release? Will there be pre-orders? Are there limited quantities? Will LEGO be able to catch up with the demands even before October 1 arrives when the set becomes available to the general public?

These are very real concerns, considering how the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) set still appears to be Out of Stock at shop.LEGO.com. Moreover, we don’t have any official word yet from LEGO if there will be limited quantities around say 5,000 or so. If that will be the case, then we can definitely expect retailers to run like mad and grab all these ‘gold’ plastics and we may not even see them on store shelves anymore.

We certainly hope that LEGO has a back-up plan of some sorts for this re-release of the UCS Millennium Falcon to ensure that this set will remain in shelves for the next few years. Because even though it has a hefty tag price of around $700 or more and not all people will be able to afford it, the reality is, there are still a good number of people who is willing to spend such an insane amount of money for this extraordinary LEGO set.

So what do you think of all these things, I mean with all the hype surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)? Will you even get this set in spite of the outrageous price tag attached to it? Do you want to see Brian give it a spin and review this set? 😉 Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Blast Off With Blocks Magazine Issue #35 Featuring the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V and More of LEGO Star Wars.

Blocks Magazine Issue 35 is now available and this month, special attention is given to the highly sought after (and not to mention, elusive) LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) plus several LEGO Star Wars inspiration. In this latest issue, we get a closer look at how LEGO Star Wars designers craft their iconic sets and even get to share some building tips on how to recreate the opening scenes from Episode 6 The Return of the Jedi.

Here’s the full press release, and some other cool stuff that you can find in this latest issue of Blocks Magazine.

NASA Apollo Saturn V and LEGO Star Wars extravaganza in Blocks Issue 35.

It is time to blast off with Blocks Issue 35, with a special NASA Apollo Saturn V build project showing an impressive way to display the latest LEGO Ideas set.

NASA Apollo Saturn V wowed fans when the official version of the LEGO Ideas set was unveiled, so it gets the Blocks deep-dive this month. As well as exclusive launch pad, take-off and moon landing builds, Blocks chats to LEGO designer Carl Merriam about taking on the project, and of course give the set the full review treatment.

Panning the camera down to LEGO Star Wars, the designers of the range explain how they have begun to introduce more playset-based sets such as 75180 Rathtar Escape. Speaking of locations, a unique Pit of Carkoon and Sarlaac build demonstrates how you can recreate the thrilling opening to Return of the Jedi. A selection of images from expert LEGO photographer Vesa Lehtimäki show off the new UCS Snowspeeder as only he can, with the set leading a selection of LEGO Star Wars reviews and appearing on this month’s flip cover.

In Technique, a whole host of ways to harness LEGO horses are demonstrated, and as if there are not enough awesome builds crammed into this month’s Blocks, the definitive 1990s Batmobile gets a LEGO replica to celebrate 25 years of Batman: The Animated Series.

That’s not to mention that this month’s pages also include a report from Billund with a look inside the LEGO House, an interview with the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures showrunners and a look at LEGOLAND California’s new The Force Awakens area in Star Wars Miniland.

To get 112 pages packed with quality LEGO content every month, delivered to your door, subscribe to Blocks magazine at www.blocksmag.com.