A Look at the Rest of the LEGO Star Wars Sets Slated for Triple Force Friday

After LEGO has officially unveiled its initial wave of sets based off from the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker film, brick fans of the highly celebrated franchise will also get additional LEGO Star Wars sets to include in their collection. As I’ve mentioned before, this may strictly no longer come in as a surprise since these sets were made available already by some third-party retailers ahead of their scheduled embargo. These sets even landed on the hands of some LEGO reviewers across YouTube so most of you may already have a good grasp on what these new LEGO Star Wars sets have to offer. But in any case, and if for some reason, you haven’t kept tabs on what’s happening lately on this side of the brick galaxy, then read on for full product descriptions and some crisp, close-up images of these sets. These and much more are all slated for an official global release during next week’s Triple Force Friday.

Other than LEGO Star Wars The Rise of the Skywalker tie-in sets, these new LEGO sets are based on some of the early Star Wars films, and one which takes inspiration from the upcoming Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. As of this posting, these sets are not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home but we can be sure that these sets will go live once Triple Force Friday kicks in on October 4th.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

AT-ST Raider (75254)

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540 pieces | Age 8+ 49.99 (USD) 69.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Recreate epic Star Wars adventures from The Mandalorian!

Stride into action with the awesome AT-ST Raider from the Star Wars™ TV series, The Mandalorian! This cool walker has everything you’d expect, including posable legs and a turning turret with an opening cockpit and firing shooters. The set also comes with the Mandalorian, Cara Dune and 2 Klatooinian
Raiders to get the LEGO® Star Wars action going straight away! Are you ready to play, young Mandalorian?
• Includes 4 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters: The Mandalorian, Cara Dune and 2 Klatooinian Raider minifigures.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-ST vehicle features posable jointed legs, a wheel-activated turning turret, opening canopy with space for a minifigure inside a detailed cockpit, and specially decorated elements for a cannibalized look.
• Weapons include 3 blaster rifles and a blaster.
• Recreate amazing adventures from the hit Star Wars: TV series The Mandalorian.
• Makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ gift for any occasion.
• LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-ST walker building toy measures over 9” (25cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

 

Inspired by Classic Star Wars Scenes and Characters

Death Star Cannon (75246)

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159 pieces | Age 7+ 19.99 (USD) 29.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Create a thrilling LEGO® Star Wars™ scene aboard the Death Star!

Join Obi-Wan Kenobi on a perilous mission aboard the mighty Death Star. Sneak him past the Death Star Gunner and help him disable the tractor beam before he’s spotted. Then help the Jedi hero defeat the gunner before he can fire the powerful laser cannon. The fate of the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy is in your hands with this cool Star Wars: A New Hope scene!
• Includes Obi-Wan Kenobi and Death Star Gunner LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures.
• A LEGO® Death Star Cannon model based on a pivotal scene from the original Star Wars: A New Hope movie, featuring a tractor beam control tower and a rotating/elevating laser cannon with spring-loaded shooter and storage clips for the missiles.
• Weapons include Obi-Wan’s blue Lightsaber and the Death Star Gunner’s blaster pistol.
• This LEGO® Star Wars™ merchandise makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars gift for any occasion.
• Hot construction toy based on the original Star Wars™ movie measures over 3” (9cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.

Yoda (75255)

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1771 pieces | Age 10+ 99.99 (USD) 139.99 (CAD) Available October 4

Build and display a true LEGO® Star Wars™ legend – Yoda!

Play out exciting Star Wars™ battles with buildable Jedi Master Yoda! He might be made of LEGO® bricks, but with his powerful Lightsaber this large LEGO Yoda figure is a force to be reckoned with. Move his head, eyebrows, fingers and toes to strike the perfect Jedi Master pose! This set also comes with a display stand and a small Yoda minifigure and Lightsaber.
• Features intricate detailing, posable head and eyebrows, movable fingers and toes, Yoda’s green Lightsaber, as well as a fact plaque with details about the Jedi master and a stand for the included Yoda minifigure and Lightsaber.
• This Star Wars: Attack of the Clones collectible makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or just a Star Wars™ present for any occasion.
• Collect two Yoda LEGO® Star Wars™ characters in one set!
• LEGO® Star Wars™ Yoda figure with Lightsaber stands over 16” (41cm) tall.

 

What do you think about these new LEGO Star Wars sets brick fans? Are these good reasons for you to be excited about Triple Force Friday? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Check Out These Winning Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs From LEGO Ideas

Remember last June when the LEGO Ideas platform launched a contest to create the most unique, custom LEGO brick-built hybrid dinosaurs? Well, it turns out that these builds have finely gone out of their shells and we now have three winning entries that show what happens when LEGO is unintentionally (?) mixed with dino DNA. There are three winners from this recent LEGO Ideas contest, with one bringing home the bacon for the wackiest dino creation around. Let’s check these winners from the LEGO Ideas Unleash Your Own Genetically Modified Hybrid Dinosaur.

First off, we have two Runner-Ups: one that this seems to be the stuff of brick nightmares if you happen to stumble upon a real one, while the other is so cute and adorable, you might need to stop yourself from eating it.

Runner Ups

Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris by Langemann Lego

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“Some kind of Monster,” Dr. Henry Wu said as he saw his new creation. He decided to mix up the DNA of the Tyrannosaurus Rex with some predators of our world, to get one of the most dangerous and scary creatures ever seen: The Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris.

Some DNA of a Scorpion for armor, poison and useable claws.

Some DNA of a tiger for bigger fangs, better ears, and eyes.

856 parts.

Hopefully, his creation will not break out…

 

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

This wonder of science came after a company birthday party gone wrong. Some Dino DNA mixed with the cake and the Tricaketops was born! Half Triceratops, half Cake. It’s known for its durable frosting skin, candle horns, cupcake feet, and delicious taste!

Grand Prize

Tyrannocow (T-cow) by yop1172

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

It seems that someone did not follow the rules of the laboratory, and some milk remains fell on the samples! This dinosaur is a mixture between a T-rex and an ordinary cow, it is not dangerous, but it can’t be milked by anyone, and protects cows and farm animals that naturally seek its habitat.
Ironically I used a mini cleaver piece (98369) to make the ears, and the minifig hairpiece 25379 to make the hooves.
Does anyone want some milk? 
These brick-built hybrid dinosaurs winners got to bring home an impressive array of 2019 LEGO Jurassic World sets (for the Grand Prize winner), plus the gargantuan Jurassic Park T.rex Rampage (75936) set. All of these sets are currently available at LEGO Shop@Home in case you want to take a look.
I personally want to build that Tyrannocow and Tricaketops myself. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Congratulations to all the winners!

New “LEGO Movie” Airline Safety Video for Turkish Airlines Voted Top PR Campaign for February 2019

In August last year, LEGO and Warner Bros. partnered with Turkish Airlines to hit two targets with a single shot. The last one needed an invigorating airline safety video for their passenger planes; the former two wanted an early promotion to the now-long premiered “LEGO Movie 2.” The result of that collaboration was comedy gold.

Starkly contrasting the struggle of “The LEGO Movie 2” itself on the box office, the film’s LEGO set tie-ins and other promotional extras fared better. Turkish Airlines decided a second run was well earned and thus got WB and LEGO to make a follow-up airline safety video with added characters and extras from the sequel.

As you can see, the new video includes Queen Watevra, Sweet Mayhem, Rex Dangervest and even first-film characters who didn’t figure much in the original production like Metalbeard and Benny. It also features several location changes across major international cities reached by Turkish Airlines, all rendered in crisp CGI LEGO. Oh, and LEGO Batman is the director. Absolute hilarity ensues.

The new LEGO Turkish Airlines safety video was released online just last week, and already public relations analysts are gaga over it. PR Week has listed five of their favorite recent campaigns in the industry. There’s no prize for guessing what the top PR gig was on their February list.

For their online survey with 1,202 respondents, 939 of them voted overwhelmingly for the latest LEGO Turkish Airlines video. That’s not bad, and a balm for the “LEGO Movie” franchise that, through the dismal performance of “LEGO Movie 2,” has been speculated to be concluded as a WB film franchise.

“LEGO Movie 2” Pods – Emmet (853874) and Sweet Mayhem (853875) Now Available Online at Shop@Home

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” is now set to complete its first week in the box office, While its opening weekend saw a number 1 debut despite being markedly less than the premiere of the first film in 2014, LEGO and Warner Bros. are still positive thanks to good critic reviews.

In the meantime, a good number of new LEGO sets tying in to the animated blockbuster sequel have been available on retail and online. Among them are character pods for the film’s characters such as Emmet (853874) and Sweet Mayhem (853875), previewed only last month but are now available on LEGO Shop@Home.

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Both LEGO Movie 2 pods are expectedly similar to all products of this theme, containing a character minifigure (or mini-doll figure in case of Sweet Mayhem) plus plenty of accessories that can be held in the character’s hands, attached to their body, or assembled with the pods themselves to create a crane for 853874 and DJ station for 853875, respectively.

These pods also have on their front lids some lenticular images that alternate between showing the faces of Emmet or Mayhem, and the “LEGO Movie 2” logo. It’s plain to see that these LEGO Movie 2 Pods can easily cater to sectors of the general LEGO fan base, with minifigure Emmet geared towards “traditional” LEGO designs and mini-doll figure Sweet Mayhem for the LEGO Friends market due to similar aesthetics.

Both the Emmet (853874) and Mayhem (853875) “Lego Movie 2” character pods are priced at $8.99 on Shop@Home. Several other movie tie-ins are already either similarly available to these two, or will be so by late February or early March.

First Images of the New LEGO City Passenger and Cargo Trains

It looks like it’s not just the LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane (42082) that was revealed earlier during the Russian Toy Fair, but we also have a first look at the new LEGO City train sets that will be available this August. If you recall, we first made mention of these sets back in January when they were first announced during the Nuremberg Toy Fair. However, same as with any other exclusive toy fairs, LEGO has been quite firm in preventing any unwanted leaks. But this time around LEGO seemed to have relaxed on the restrictions, and has allowed fans and visitors of the toy fair to take some pictures and to share them to the rest of the LEGO fan community.

Thanks to Instagram user dimaks_lego,  we can now have an idea on how these new LEGO City train sets will be like. Frankly speaking, these new sets do not have so much of a difference as compared to previous ones like the High Speed Passenger Train (60051) and the similarly named Cargo Train (60052) both from 2014. What makes it interesting though is the option of having it motorized using LEGO’s latest Power Functions 2.0. The selling point here is the new configuration and design of the controller that allows better, fine-tuned controls over the power functions.  Check out the images below.

LEGO City Passenger Train (60197)

LEGO City Cargo Train (60198)

Both the LEGO City Passenger Train (60197) and Cargo Train (60198) will be released sometime in August.

Is This Custom LEGO Mechatrobot the Future of Transportation?

Billed as the “world’s smallest Mechatrobot for children”, the Mechatro WeGo is Japan’s take on the future of children’s school commute. Playfully conceived by Sentinel Co. Ltd. as the ‘ideal’ mode of transportation in extremely mountainous areas and a new way of engaging in various recreational purposes, all of these may sound pretty cool more so if it can be actually real. We don’t know much about this mechanical wonder – where it came from, or what is its ultimate purpose. But one thing is for sure: it caught the attention of our mecha-genius LEGO designer Moko. We featured his transforming LEGO brick a couple of days ago, and now another robotic creation sprung into life in from his workshop – the aptly named LEGO Mechatrobot.

His rendition of the Mechatro WeGo maybe unassuming, not until you start peeling away the layers of this build will you see the depth of Moko’s inventiveness.

Like his transforming LEGO brick, Moko’s LEGO Mechatrobot is similarly articulated, capable of various poses and gestures.

You may follow Moko through his blog and same as before, it will be very, very helpful to hit Translate in Google Chrome’s address bar. In case you are still bit confused about this wonderful piece of Japanese pop-culture, RocketPunchArmy has a pretty neat product review on the actual Mechatro WeGo toy. Check this video.

 

SDCC 2014 Transformers KRE-O Class of 1984 Kreon 30-Pack

San Diego Comic Con is coming up later this month and Hasbro will be having an exclusive KRE-O set, the Transformers Class of 1984 Kreon 30-pack. It features 30 of some of the most popular Autobots and Decepticons in G1 and G2 decos including Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, and Bumblebee. There are even a couple of new Transformers Kreon making their debut in this set including Ultra Magnus, Rumble, and Frenzy. Hasbro is also going retro with the Class of 1984 set with some accessories from the 80s like a Rubix Cube, a boom box, a VHS tape, and cassette tapes. The Transformers KRE-O Class of 1984 Kreon 30-Pack will be available at SDCC at the HasbroToyShop Booth #3329 for $59.99.