First Image Found of LEGO Mini Disney Castle (40478) Set

Going into last weekend, the buzz that LEGO was making a mini-version of Disney Castle (71040) had intensified. The LEGO.com Building Instructions portal recently listed an entry for LEGO Mini Disney Castle (40478). It pretty much confirmed the set’s existence and identified it as a gift-with-purchase item. But at the time there were no other bits of info available. There wasn’t even a picture of the assembled set or its packaging; operative word being “was.” As might be expected, the first image of LEGO Mini Disney Castle was released Saturday.

Brickset.com notes that LEGO Mini Disney Castle (40478) now has several declarations of conformity on the LEGO.com Legal section. On the declarations, all dated September 3, is a small image of the set’s box packaging. One can perceive from the grainy details the faithful recreation of the original 71040 set down to minute details. About the only changed details seem to be the gold detailing on the castle’s towers. Then again the Disney theme parks do refurbish the decorations on the actual buildings every now and then. You can compare the look of the 567-piece mini-Castle in the image above, with the 4,080-piece 71040 below.

There’s one other point of reference for scale we can go on. Apparently set 40478 also includes one Mickey Mouse minifigure. He seems to be the same design from 71040, and as we know that set was big enough for minifigs to play in. Mickey standing next to the mini-castle in the box image comes across to be slightly taller than the drawbridge. On a scale like that a LEGO/Disney collector with limited display space may appreciate this possible GWP. Presently, we don’t know what promo/pricing the LEGO Mini Disney Castle (40478) will be attached to. However speculation pegs its release sometime this coming October.

LEGO Shop@Home Offers LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios – 6 Pack (66678)

September 1 saw the expected release of multiple LEGO sets and extras. Among them is LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios (71031), a new series of 12 minifigs of characters from the MCU. Specifically, they hail from the live-action limited series and animated anthology What If available on Disney+ streaming. Each LEGO Minifigures 71031 foil pack gives you a shot at getting Variant Loki from Loki, Scarlet Witch from WandaVision, T’Challa Star-Lord from What If, and more. But if you’re got little patience for scouring single minifig packs then LEGO has an alternative approach for you – the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios 6-Pack (66678).

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios

Why bother opening multiple bags for one character at a time, when you can shoot for six? Check out LEGO Collectible Minifigures Marvel Studios 6-Pack (66678), now listed at Shop@Home. Every 6-Pack of 66678 contains six 71031 minifigures. It’s worth $29.94 or exactly six $4.99 LEGO minifig bags. How’s that for great convenience?

Grouping single bags of LEGO minifigures in a series isn’t exactly new. In a way that’s quite helpful for collectors. If there are any catches then they would be these two snags. Number 1: buying on Shop@Home will limit the quantity of LEGO Marvel Studios 6-Pack (66678) to three per household. That’s 18 chances to collect 12 characters. Number 2: as of this writing, both the 6-pack and the individual 71031 minifigure bags are sold out at Shop@Home (in the US at least). Hopefully, they’ll restock soon; these items are new after all. Online shoppers just need only wait some more.

LEGO Batmobile Tumbler Returns in Two New Sets (76240, 76239)

Released by Warner Bros. from 2005 to 2012, the “Dark Knight Trilogy” Batman movies have been counted as one of the best trilogies produced. Thanks to a Warner-LEGO partnership that created “The LEGO Movie” in 2014, the DKT also received lots of brick-set love. That same year saw the LEGO DC line roll out the “Dark Knight” Batmobile, aka the Tumbler (76023). It was a beautiful black beast of a hero-vehicle with Batman and Joker minifigures included. It may be retired now, but LEGO remembers a hit design. That might explain the reason behind these two new offerings for the iconic LEGO Batmobile Tumbler.

Brickset dug up info on these sets from Japan, of all places. One version, listed on Amazon Japan, appears to be a revamp of the 2014 LEGO DC Tumbler (76023). Its new number is 76240, with 2,049 pieces to the former’s 1,869. Looks-wise, it seems to be a bit more detailed than set 76023. It even comes with a rotating stand for static display. The included Batman and Joker minifigs also sport new looks and a more gothic-themed display ledge.

LEGO Batmobile Tumbler

Next, let’s look at another brick version of the Tumbler that popped up on Japanese retail chain Yodobashi’s website. The LEGO Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239) clocks in at 422 pieces and is a much simpler version of set 76240. The set comes with forward-firing stud-shooters and what seems to be a new minifigure version of the villainous Scarecrow.

Amazon Japan’s listing of the larger LEGO Batmobile Tumbler (76240) will go on sale on November 1 and is priced at 25,330 Yen ($230). Yodobashi’s listing for the LEGO Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239) on the other hand will arrive earlier on October 1. They’re pricing their set at just 6,000 Yen or $55. Of course, it’s likely LEGO Shop@Home and other retailers around the world will have begun listing these two by then. We’ll see if these estimated dollar conversions of the Japanese retail prices are spot on. We’ll also give you further updates once these new LEGO Batmobile Tumbler sets are listed at LEGO’s home shopping portals.

First Images of LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485) GWP Set Revealed

For the past few months past, collectors have been combing online news for more word on a new LEGO Creator Expert set. It is fairly certain to be a nice scale reproduction of Camp Nao stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Football fans know it as the citadel of FC Barcelona and, the largest stadium in Spain and Europe. It has hosted FIFA World Cup games, football finals of the 1992 Olympics, and more. There’s no confirmation yet when LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou (10284) will release. But Promobricks however caught wind of a Gift with Purchase (GWP) set coming along with this elusive set – the LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485)

Check out these first images of LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485). LEGO Shop@Home Australia put these pics online. They list the set as a free item but also priced at AU$29.99. It depicts minifigure FC Barcelona supporters celebrating the team at a familiar game hangout, the Font de Canaletes.

 

One might also notice an image discrepancy. The box picture shows five minifigs while the set photo only has four (top image). Details on LEGO Shop@Home Australia are rather sparse beyond its set number and pieces (178 pieces in total). The specifications do say that it will include FOUR minifigures and accessories in FC Barcelona colors, so that’s probably it. From what we can assume based on word from brick street, this latest promotional set may perhaps be an incentive similar to what LEGO offered last year when it released the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) and its GWP counterpart, the exclusive LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) minifigures.

The Creator Expert line has seemingly abandoned chronological release by number since this year. But with LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485) in the open, LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou (10284) isn’t far off. Speculation has it that the Camp Nou set may have been held back due to the recent FC Barcelona drama. You know the one about the club letting Lionel Messi go on August 5 after his contract expired on July 1. A set like LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou would have been considered “too soon.” The same goes for its GWP, FC Barcelona Celebration (40485). We won’t really know until it officially comes out.

Here’s A Closer Look at the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031)

Now that LEGO has made it official, LEGO Marvel fans can now have a closer look at the latest LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) before they arrive in stores and online in September. Here are some close-up images of these 12 MCU characters in their LEGO minifigure forms. From what we can also read from the series’ official product description, it seems that LEGO has also revealed some of these characters’ official names especially those that will be featured in the upcoming Disney+ What If…? series. I’ll be referring to these official names in the list below.

I’ll try to keep my personal opinions at a minimum since I don’t want to make this sound like a lengthy review. But just to point out, and similar to what LEGO offered in the  LEGO DC Comics CMF (71026), each LEGO Marvel minifigure will also include the angled bar element for a more dynamic minifigure pose.

Frankly, I want to hear more about your personal thoughts on this new CMF series so feel free to drop in your comments below. You can also join in the discussion via our official Facebook page where I will share this article as well. Lastly, don’t forget to add this CMF to your wishlist over at LEGO Shop@Home if you wish to be reminded of its availability starting September 1, retailing for $5 per blind bag. So with that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series.

 

The Scarlet Witch

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

The Vision (aka White Vision)

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Monica Rambeau

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

The Winter Soldier

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Captain America

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Loki

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Sylvie

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T’Challa Star-Lord

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Captain Carter

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Gamora

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Zombie Hunter Spidey

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Zombie Captain America

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) Officially Revealed

After many teaser updates and rumors, LEGO has officially revealed its LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031). Scheduled to arrive in September, each collectible minifigure blind bag is expected to retail for $4.99.

Based on new MCU characters that were featured in recent and upcoming Disney+ series (WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?), this CMF series includes 12 Marvel superhero minifigs namely The Scarlet Witch, White Vision, Monica Rambeau, The Winter Soldier, Captain America, Loki, Sylvie, T’Challa Star-Lord, Captain Carter, Gamora with the Blade of Thanos, Zombie Hunter Spidey, and Zombie Captain America.

Obviously, LEGO is investing much of its tie-in sets in promoting these Disney+ series, and this time around, we have this particular CMF series to look forward to as well. Though I have to say that I do prefer the direction that LEGO took when it introduced its LEGO DC Comics CMF (71026) last year which is primarily based on their comic book counterparts. There is a lot of potential candidates coming from the source material in my opinion, and I am somewhat hoping that LEGO will still consider offering another set of LEGO Marvel CMF based on their comic book origins.

Whatever is the case, you may want to click on the LEGO Shop@Home affiliate link below if you wish to add the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031)

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Exciting action and endless adventure await superhero fans and lovers of mischief in every bag! Each LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Studios (71031) collectible ‘mystery’ bag contains 1 of 12 cool, limited-edition character building toys.

Awesome lineup for play
Action lovers young and old can collect, display or add cool character minifigures into their current playsets from Marvel Studios Original series WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and What If…?, featuring The Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Monica Rambeau, Winter Soldier, Captain America, Loki, Sylvie, T’Challa Star-Lord, Captain Carter, Gamora with the Blade of Thanos, Zombie Hunter Spidey, and Zombie Captain America.

Collectible fun
Each of the finely crafted, highly detailed LEGO minifigures comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag with 1 or more accessory elements to add to the action and fun, plus a collector’s overview leaflet. Makes a great little gift that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

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More Hints on the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031)

The full-length official trailer of the next MCU Disney+ series has already been released, and with it comes more hints on what we can expect from the upcoming LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031). In case you missed it, you may watch it right here.

If you recall from last month, I published a list of these rumored MCU characters that are said to be included in the next LEGO CMF series. First off, it is clear by now that unlike last year’s DC Comics-inspired LEGO CMF (71026), the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031) source material will be entirely from the new MCU Disney+ offerings – from WandaVision up to the animated What If…? series. And now that we have seen the official trailer of the upcoming multiverse series, coupled with the exciting reveals of Loki’s episode 5, we can better fine-tune our list.

With more information coming from Brick Fanatics, here’s the latest rundown of what we can expect from our next licensed LEGO CMF.

      • Scarlet Witch
      • White Vision
      • Monica Rambeau (it was initially thought that it was Agatha Harkness, but the latest word from brick street shows that it will be the super-powered SWORD operative)
      • Captain America Sam Wilson (with shield and new wings)
      • Bucky Barnes (with new printed arm and knife)
      • Loki (in a trench coat with the word VARIANT printed at the back, and Throg as an accessory as seen in Loki Episode 5)
      • Sylvie (now that the Loki series has revealed Sylvie as the one trying to burn the TVA to the ground instead of Lady Loki, we can expect her to be in the LEGO CMF as well)
      • Captain Britain Peggy Carter (with shield and Tessaract)
      • Zombie Captain America
      • Star-Lord T’Challa (with a pair of blasters)
      • Spider Supreme (it was initially thought that this will be a Steve Rogers version of Spidey, but the latest official trailer of What If…? has shown this character to be a multiverse counterpart of Peter Parker with a penchant for a Doctor Strange-like capes)
      • Warlord Gamora (inspired by Thanos and wields a double blade similar to what the Mad Titan used

Though sources tell us that we can expect only 12 minifigures from this line-up, I’m still hoping they will throw in more minifigures coming from this Marvel and Disney+ collab. I guess we just have to wait for LEGO’s official word which I believe will be anytime soon.

LEGO Minions Kung Fu Training Minifigure Pack (40511) Revealed

In case you missed it, Brickset has shared several images of what could be our next minifigure pack coming from a licensed theme. The LEGO Minions Kung Fu Training Minifigure Pack (40511) is a great way to kick off the LEGO Minions The Rise of Gru theme and features most of the main characters of its tie-in film.

Image courtesy of Brickset.

This latest minifigure pack joins the likes of other film-inspired minifigure offerings like the LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Pack (40500), and the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man, and the Museum Break-In Minifigure Pack (40343) from 2019. These packs usually feature 3 to 4 minifigures and a great way to collect some of the licensed characters that are usually included in larger sets.

The LEGO Minions Kung Fu Training Minifigure Pack includes Gru, Bellow Bottom, Bob, and Kevin together with an assortment of LEGO pieces to recreate a martial arts training dummy and some weapons worthy of a despicable underling. It’s a great way to have Gru as an official minifigure, which is also included in the larger Unstoppable Bike Chase (75549) set. LEGO is also throwing in an exclusive minifigure in the form of the stylish villain, Bellow Bottom. This is a great incentive to get this Minifigure Pack since this is the only set where she is included. And of course, if you wish to build your own troop of minions – and if you’re planning to complete all the sets under the theme – then getting this minifigure pack gives you a total of 15 cute yellow villains to command.

Image courtesy of Brickset.

Though the rest of the LEGO Minions The Rise of Gru sets are now available for purchase, the LEGO Minions Kung Fu Training Minifigure Pack (40511) is expected to arrive on July 1st, and will most likely retail for $15. I will update this post once they make their appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Here’s A Closer Look at the Latest LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 2 (43108) Minifigures

The latest batch of LEGO Vidiyo sets has been revealed, making it perhaps one of the most prolific themes that ever came up with new, and funky minifigure characters. This next series of LEGO Vidiyo sets not only added a handful of regular sets but also further expanded its line of colorful LEGO Vidiyo minifigure characters that are worthy of special mention. And on top of that, LEGO is also expanding its minifigure collectibles with the introduction of the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 2 (43108) minifigures.

LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 2

As I’ve mentioned earlier in February, I do appreciate the creative process that the LEGO designers undertook to come with these original minifigures. It’s a weird and funny selection of comical characters ranging from beat-mixing aliens, DJ robots, jammin’ monsters, and anthropomorphic singers – all given that hilarious LEGO treatment.

The LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 2 (43108), like its predecessor, introduces twelve new Vidiyo characters added to the ensemble. They still come in the usual mystery box packaging, together with new uniquely printed 2×2 BeatBit tiles. And though Series 2 is not yet listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, we can be pretty sure that it will be up anytime soon considering that this 2nd wave LEGO Vidiyo sets is scheduled to be available in August. Let’s take a closer look.

Zombie Dancer (43108)

LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 2

Vampire Bassist (43108)

 

  Slime Singer (43108)
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Dragon Guitarist (43108)

 

Karaoke Mermaid (43108)

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Alien Dancer (43108)

 

Puppy Singer (43108)

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DJ Rasp-beary (43108)

 

DJ Beatbox (43108)

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DJ Captain (43108)

 

Discowgirl Guitarist (43108)

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Carnival Dancer (43108)

 

The LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 2 (43108) will retail for $4.99 per mystery box, expected to arrive in your nearest LEGO Store and at LEGO Shop@Home starting August 1, 2021.

Which is your favorite in this series? Let us know in the comments below.

ICYMI: LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454) Revealed

No, this is not an advanced April Fools joke kind of a thing. Because in case you missed it, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include a rather quirky minifigure pack inspired by Marvel’s aniverse of Earth-8311. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454) minifigure pack is slated to arrive in April and comes with a rather interesting set of minifigs.

For the first time ever, it looks Spider-Ham from LEGO Venomosaurus Ambush (76151) has finally met his match in the likes of this minifig version of Pork Grind. Aside from this symbiote-powered hog, this pack also features a Venomized Iron Man with prints that are similar to its counterpart from last year’s Venom Crawler (76163). This set also includes a pair of Spider-Man and Venom minifigures plus a buildable black and white 4-wheel buggy. It comes in at 63 pieces and is expected to retail for $15 once it is available on April 1st.

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LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454)

63 pieces | $14.99 | Available starting April 1, 2021. 

Marvel movie fans will love this action-packed playset with popular superhero characters and a supercool vehicle. The 4 LEGO® Marvel minifigures include the amazing Spider-Man, plus 3 awesome villains – Venom, Pork Grind and Iron Venom. The bad guys race around causing chaos in the Venom buggy. Spider-Man and Iron Venom are armed with power blasts – and Pork Grind has 2 hotdogs!

  • Includes 4 minifigures – Spider-Man, Venom, Pork Grind and Iron Venom – and a buildable, 4-wheel buggy.
  • Accessories include Spider-Man’s and Iron Venom’s power blasts and Pork Grind’s 2 hotdogs.
  • Fun construction toy for young superheroes aged 6 and up.