A Glimpse At The New LEGO Star Wars D-0 Droid

After the official reveal of the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game a couple of days ago, LEGO has finally given us a glimpse of the minifig version of their newest droid in town. We’re still 6 months away from the release of the last film installment in the 9-part Star Wars Skywalker saga, but this doesn’t stop LEGO from showing us the cutest droid that will follow the likes of BB-8 and R2-D2. From the way it seems, it definitely shows that the new LEGO Star Wars D-0 will be taking brick fans by storm.

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D-0 from Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker as revealed during Star Wars Celebration 2019.

D-0 made his first appearance alongside BB-8 in the teaser trailer for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker released last April. He then made his first live, public appearance at this year’s Star Wars Celebration held in Chicago. We can very much expect that D-0 will be included in the next wave of LEGO Star Wars tie-in sets later on. Check out the following video where this latest droid is introduced to throngs of Star Wars fans.

Similar to BB-8, this LEGO version of D-0 also comes in as a single-mold minifigure. Though I feel that this video game version of D-0 is closer to his intended LEGO form, the actual minifig may have slight variations, the same way BB-8 appears in many LEGO Star Wars sets. Needless to say, I’m excited to see how this new droid will fare once additional info comes out about the LEGO Star Wars Rise of Skywalker sets sometime in August or September.

For the meantime, I would like to share this excellent LEGO Star Wars D-0 MOC created by hachiroku24. He was even kind enough to share at his YouTube channel how he built this awesome creation, including the LEGO pieces that he used. Check out his video below.

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LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed Mobile Game Coming This Fall

LEGO seems to be investing a lot in mobile games recently. Following the announcement and promotions surrounding the LEGO Tower mobile game which will launch this summer, LEGO has officially announced another upcoming mobile game that will cater to LEGO fans of all ages. Developed in partnership with Gameloft, LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed features a team-battle, role-playing game where the player controls any of LEGO’s iconic and more recent minifigure characters in an expansive universe of LEGO’s original creations and 40 years of minifig history. The LEGO Group and Gameloft promise to deliver a one of a kind gaming experience where players get to be immersed in a vast world of LEGO characters and environments representing past and present favorites.

Check out the teaser trailer for the LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed as introduced by the legendary minifigure Captain Redbeard from 1989’s LEGO Pirates Forbidden Island (6270) set. Read on for the full press release courtesy of Gamespress.

Gameloft and the LEGO Group Unveil “LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed”

LEGO minifigure history at your fingertips: The first bricks of the upcoming LEGO mobile game are out of the box

Paris, May 23rd, 2019 – Gameloft, one of the world’s leading publishers of mobile games, and the LEGO Group today revealed the title of their upcoming game: LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. This Team-Battle RPG, the first ever LEGO game of this genre, will bring to life 40 years of LEGO minifigure history and universes in a fun and epic way.

LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is set in a whole new LEGO world where players will collect classic and modern LEGO minifigures and sets, form a party and engage in epic and fun team battles and adventures. The game will feature iconic, fan favorite universes from yesterday and today, recreated with incredible detail to please players of all ages, from the passionate collectors to those who want to bring back childhood memories.

A first glimpse of how the signature humor of the LEGO brand has been built into the game can be found in the teaser trailer, also revealed today. The beloved Captain Redbeard from Set 6270 (1989) emerges from his dusty box in the attic and sets sail for adventure after all these years… he may not be ready yet! Indeed, LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is set to be released this Fall, but until then Gameloft Toronto will be adding content and completing features.

The studio has been working closely with the LEGO Group for several years, including visits to the LEGO Vault in Billund, Denmark where all the sets and minifigures ever created are archived. The team has been studying vintage instruction manuals and focusing all its skills to perfectly recreate every tiny detail that makes the LEGO experience so enjoyable and memorable. LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed will be faithful to the fun and creativity that make the LEGO brand one of the most beloved brands on Earth.

“LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is built to bring the enjoyment and fun that you once had, or still have, with LEGO toys,” stated Baudouin Corman, Chief Operating Officer at Gameloft. “We are excited to see these authentic and original LEGO characters from all eras come to life. We have been putting all our efforts, art and craft into this game as we want to delight all LEGO fans, whether their minifigures are tucked away in the attic or proudly shown in the living room.”

Sean McEvoy, Vice President of LEGO Games at the LEGO Group said: “LEGO Games have reached millions of LEGO fans of all ages for over 20 years, extending and amplifying the LEGO play universe. Enabling our fans to play epic battles with minifigures from our history is a great play promise we are delighted to offer. Gameloft has done fabulous work, maintaining every character’s unique personality and reflecting all the fun, creativity and humor of the LEGO brand in a mobile game.”

LEGO® Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is set to be released in Fall 2019 and will be regularly showcased to fans until then, beginning at Brickworld Chicago on June, 15th and 16th. Be sure to visit www.LEGOLEGACY.com to get the latest news on the game.

Here’s a Roundup of the Latest, Upcoming LEGO Minifigure Packs to Watch Out For

LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include the latest and upcoming LEGO Minifigure Packs this summer. If you recall, these minifigure packs came under the spotlight this month, which includes a range of new minifigs belonging to various themes such Ninjago, Marvel Superheroes (Spider-Man), LEGO City – Summer Celebration, and my personal favorite, LEGO City – Space. Most of these LEGO Minifigure Packs are now listed at shop.LEGO.com, with a scheduled release date of June 1 retailing for $12.99 USD. We already had a glimpse of what to expect from these MF Packs, and now thanks to Russian LEGO certified store Mir Kubikov, we have additional images of these new LEGO Minifigure Packs to give us a better view. Let’s check these out.

LEGO Ninjago Minifigure Pack (40342)

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Cool LEGO® NINJAGO® Minifigure Set for role-play action

Get set for exciting adventures with this 40342 LEGO® NINJAGO® 2019 Minifigure Set for kids. Youngsters will love playing out battles against bad guys Pyro Destroyer and Blizzard Archer with ninja hero Kai in his Legacy outfit and a new-for-June-2019 minifigure of legendary explorer Clutch Powers. Each minifigure has a weapon and the set also includes a brick-built weapon rack with additional weapon accessories. A great gift for youngsters to use with their LEGO NINJAGO construction toys for creative role-play.

  • Includes 4 LEGO® NINJAGO® minifigures: Clutch Powers, Kai (in Legacy outfit), Pyro Destroyer and Blizzard Archer.
  • Clutch Powers minifigure is new for June 2019.
  • Weapons include Clutch Powers’ whip, Kai’s katana, Pyro Destroyer’s flame torch and Blizzard Archer’s ice spear, plus Pyro Destroyer’s shield element.
  • Also includes a brick-built weapon rack with additional weapon accessories.
  • An ideal gift for kids to use with their LEGO® NINJAGO® building sets.

 

LEGO City Summer Celebration Minifigure Pack (40344)

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Add a ray of sunshine to any LEGO® playset!

Bring summer fun to LEGO® play with this LEGO Iconic 40344 Summer Celebration Minifigure Set, including a new-for-June-2019 ice cream vendor and pink parrot, plus a diver, surfer and a bather, all ready for a day at the beach. This colorful minifigure collection also includes a brick-built ice cream cart with parasol, ice pops and an ice cream cone, a surfboard, diver’s helmet and flippers, jewel element, a red crab and a parrot perch. A great addition to any LEGO set and the perfect gift for youngsters who love creative role-play.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: a new-for-June-2019 ice cream vendor, plus a diver, surfer and bather.
  • Also includes a new-for-June-2019 pink parrot figure.
  • Accessories include a surfboard, jewel element, diver’s helmet and flippers, a red crab, parrot perch, and an ice cream cart with parasol, ice pops and ice cream cone.
  • A sunny addition to any LEGO® set.
  • An ideal gift for kids who love creative role-play.

 

LEGO City Space Minifigure Pack (40345)

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Awesome LEGO® City minifigure set for role-play action

Get young space explorers ready for high-flying action and adventure with this 40345 LEGO® City 2019 Minifigure Set, featuring 2 astronauts and 2 space technicians. Each minifigure is geared up for space-related activities, and the set includes a brick-built portable lab desk with a magnifying glass and solar panels, plus additional tools for more role-play fun. The white-and-green-suited astronaut minifigure and 2 green geodes are exclusive to this set, making this a great accessory toy for kids to extend their LEGO City universe.

  • Includes 4 LEGO® City minifigures: 2 astronauts and 2 space technicians.
  • This fun set features a brick-built portable lab desk with a magnifying glass and solar panels.
  • Accessory elements include 2 green geodes, a laptop, camera, jackhammer, wrench, metal detector and a beige 2×8 ground plate.
  • White-and-green-suited astronaut minifigure and the green geodes are exclusive to this set.
  • An ideal gift for kids to use with their LEGO® City building sets.

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343)

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So what do you think of these new LEGO MF Pack? Which is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.  Thanks to Candid Bricks for the heads up!

Another LEGO City Minfiigure Pack (40345) Adds More People, Stuff to Space Exploration Sets

LEGO has so many irons in the fire, figuratively, that they can announce a wide variety of products simultaneously. While their fandom is still digesting the LEGO Stranger Things set, LEGO has been announcing smaller stuff like Minifigure Packs. These little collections of minifigs and accessories serve as nice “population boosters” for other, bigger sets.

While we were featuring the new LEGO Ninjago (40342) and City (40344) Minifigure Packs, sharp eyes may have noticed something. The Hoth Bricks source article had among its images some minifigs and props that weren’t part of the others. Is it a separate Minfigure Pack?

Yes it is. And now we know it to be a second LEGO City Minifigure Pack, numbered 40345. If you thought pack 40344’s summer theme clashed with the latest City set announcements, this one’s more appropriate. You will recall that the newest upcoming for LEGO City is a space exploration theme. This pack fits in.

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The new LEGO City Minifigure Pack (40345) has four characters. We’ve got two astronauts in different spacesuits, a scientist and a hard-hat technician. The scientist and one of the astronauts are female too, for balance. Their accessories include a metal detector, jackhammer, wrench, laptop, camera, space rocks, and laboratory table.

One could picture this set of minifigures as a team of experts for returning space missions. They’d examine soil samples from the moon and Mars taken back by the astronauts. The “green rock” elements look mighty interesting under the “microscope.”

It’s likely a sure thing that LEGO City Minifigure Pack 40345 will come out at the same time as all the rest of its brethren. Minifig hunters ought to love collecting them for LEGO-set populations.

LEGO Minifigure Polybag for “Shazam!” (30623) Spotted by Bricklink

Observers might have noticed that while LEGO was great with MCU tie-in sets, they haven’t been as focused with Warner-DC. “Avengers: Endgame” had sets and so will “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” Still, what of “Shazam!” which premiered last month? Sure it had a DLC pack for “LEGO DC Super-Villains,” but where are its tie-in sets?

A new product listing by Bricklink reveals that there is one after all. It’s no boxed LEGO building set; instead it’s a minifigure polybag. Numbered 30623, the character inside is pretty much obvious. It’s Shazam himself, smarmy smile and all.

French LEGO news source Brick Heroes even noticed something about the minifigure design for LEGO Shazam! (30623). It’s a retool of the Shazam minifig in “Batwing and the Riddler Heist” (76120), from the “Batman 80th Anniversary” sets. The body’s the same, but the hooded cape accessory and head (evoking current comic-book design) have been replaced.

Now the 30623 minifigure version has a high-collar cape (like the movie) and a LEGO-rendition of Zachary Levi’s face. All told, the film Shazam does look better and more heroic.

There’s no word yet on the polybag’s availability, either for sale or as a gift-with-purchase thing. We can surmise however that the cape looks like other minifigure clothing accessories. That means they’re probably stored in a smaller bag within the main polybag. Once the LEGO Shazam! (30623) minifigure is gotten, the usual caution is expected when tearing the bag open.

More Upcoming LEGO Minifigure Packs for Ninjago (40342) and City (40344) Revealed

Earlier this week we spotted, courtesy of a French LEGO site, a Minifigure Pack Tie-In for the next MCU movie. “The Spider-Man: Far from Home” Pack (40343) has some nice exclusive character minifigs inside. But that turns out to be only one of a burst of new LEGO blister packs.

These other Minifigure mini-sets are for LEGO’s own theme and franchise. There’s the Ninjago pack (40342) with four minifigs and a relic that splits into multiple weapons. Included are Ninjago hero Kai, baddies Pyro Snake and Ice Samurai, and adventurer archeologist Clutch Powers. He’s from the 2010 DVD-released animated movie.

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Next up is the Minifigure Pack for LEGO City (40344). From this we know that the products are all summer 2019 releases. It has two beachgoers, a surfer girl and a snorkeler. Accessories range from an ice cream cart, to animal pieces (parrot and crab).

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Minifigure Pack 40344 as an upcoming LEGO City item is a tad disconnected from the latest big box sets of the line. As one might recall, these sets depict space and Mars exploration. The Ninjago Minifigure Pack (40342) does get extra points for having a rare character in Clutch Powers. That’s a neat addition to any expansive Ninjago character collection.

The official images shown here are from leaks picked up by Germany’s Promo Bricks and France’s Hoth Bricks. Our best regards to these European LEGO news sources for their efforts to bring the good stuff.

2018 GWP Minifigure LEGO Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250) Now Purchasable at Shop@Home UK

Last year, the summer seasonal LEGO minifigure, in the old house-shaped box packaging, was the Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250). The guy in the banana suit with boom-box was free with a minimum $35 LEGO purchase in July 2018. Now with summer returning and with stocks of 5005250 still left, selling these off becomes viable.

For LEGO minifigure collectors in the UK, their local Shop@Home has a little treat. They now have the LEGO Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250) aka banana-suit guy for sale. Forget the minimum LEGO purchase. UK shoppers need only pay £4.99 for this back-order seasonal minifigure.

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Said line of minifigures, costumed characters in boxes shaped like buildings, is quite possibly phasing out. At least, that’s what may be inferred from the 2019 Easter Seasonal Chicken Skater (853958). Instead of a box-house, this chicken-suited minifig was in a pod. No new boxed seasonal minifigures were announced either.

If so, then any of these collectibles will become highly valuable soon. Replacing boxes with studier pods may be reasonable, but it loses the charm of the uniquely-printed “building packages.” For now, Party Banana Juice Bar (5005250) is available for £4.99 on LEGO Shop@Home UK.

Barnes & Noble Restocks LEGO Bricktober 2018 4-Minifigure Set for Harry Potter (5005254)

It’s like a story retold to tedium, about last year’s LEGO Bricktober 4-piece minifigure sets. Originally slated for Toys R Us, they had to be made available elsewhere in the US for obvious reasons. For instance, the Bricktober for LEGO Harry Potter (5005254) was to be made available in major bookstore chain Barnes & Noble.

That announcement came to pass. Collectors managed to acquire the LEGO Bricktober Harry Potter set (5005254) in B&N stores before October 2018 was done. We’d thought that that was the end of it, that any further 5005254’s will be found online. But there are still more left at B&N apparently.

The official Barnes & Noble website has once again put LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 (5005254) up again for listing. If any Potter-fans haven’t gotten this then now’s the time. Granted, quantities for the set seem limited. It’s already marked “temporarily” out of stock online.

If you’re planning to grab your 4-piece minifigure collection, its current price is at $14.99 and it might be available on B&N stores instead. LEGO Bricktober 2018 Harry Potter (5005254) consists of Madame Hooch, Professor Horace Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and the “Prisoner of Azkaban” Boggart in the form of Snape.

LEGO Minifigure Display at Star Wars Celebration Chicago Earns Guinness World Record

As the 2019 LEGO Star Wars Celebration carries on in Chicago this week, LEGO is doing its part to establish itself as being an integral part of the overall franchise. It’s promoting its anniversary-edition LEGO sets, its spinoff animated series and so on. Now, they’ve achieved a notable triumph by having their LEGO Star Wars display win a Guinness World Record.

One exhibit, done by LEGO for Star Wars Celebration, is a tabletop display of Imperial Stormtrooper minifigures. They’re artfully arranged in formation to form a Stortrooper helmet silhouette when viewed from afar. Work was done by a model-building team overseen by Michael McNally (LEGO Group senior director of brand relations) and Jens Kronvold Frederiksen (LEGO Star Wars Design Director).

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Look at that array. The Stormtrooper helmet silhouette you see was made out of 36,440 LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigures. That number has beaten a previous Guinness World Record for “Largest Minifigure Display,” back in 2008 at the UK, using Clone Trooper minifigs instead (35,210).

With the number confirmed by a Guinness representative on hand, a new World Record was awarded to LEGO during the course of Star Wars Celebration. It’s a worthy reward for the 12-man LEGO team that worked 16 hours to put the display together in Chicago.

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The LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Guinness Record-holders will remain on display for the rest of Star Wars Celebration. Panels for LEGO Star Wars animated productions are also expected this week.

Christmas Comes Early as LEGO Previews 2019 Holiday Minifigure Ornaments

We’re roughly getting to the middle of springtime this year. But thanks to a recent product announcement by LEGO you’d be forgiven to think that Christmas is coming again. Then again, it’s pretty much standard for the toy giant to start advertising their seasonal products ahead of their associated seasons.

So for the 2019 Holidays we can look forward to getting these cool large-minifigure hanging ornaments for your Christmas tree. As before, these licensed ornaments are officially manufactured by Hallmark for LEGO. They’re making large hanging minifigs based on “LEGO Movie,” “LEGO Batman Movie,” and “LEGO Star Wars,” the third one in line with their 20th Anniversary celebration this year.

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  • Robin – Since Joker was made into an ornament for Christmas 2018, this is a natural progression

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And there’s one original LEGO minifigure ornament not tied to any line or licensed property. Here’s Santa Claus:

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These hanging minifigure ornaments are priced at $16.99 and will become available starting October 5. However you can now add them to your wish list at Hallmark’s official website, to reserve yours for that day. We can thank LEGO for letting us see what our Christmas 2019 might look like.