After the successful release of 2019’s series of Minifigure Packs, we now have a new entry in the series that will add more value and accessories to that custom LEGO amusement park that you might be working on. Official images of the LEGO Fairground Minifigures Pack (40373) were seen online courtesy of Promobricks.
Similar to last year’s releases, this upcoming fairground-themed minifig pack comes in at 51 pieces with four minifigures: a young girl and his dad visiting the fair, and two amusement park attendants. It also comes with a small shooting gallery build with targets, stud shooter and teddy bear prizes.
The LEGO Fairground Minifigures Pack (40373) is not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home as of posting but it is expected to retail for $12.99, same as its predecessors. There’s also an upcoming LEGO Ninjago Minifigure Pack (40374) that comes in 73 pieces and follows the one that was released last year. We don’t have good, clear images of this yet but based on Promobrick’s report, it will feature a golden Zane minifigure with three black minifigures, probably similar to the Oni Battlepack characters.
Be sure to stay tuned here on our blog site for more updates on this latest minifig pack.
Here’s another treat from LEGO, and it looks like the LEGO VIP Rewards Center got more interesting. Following a rather indefinite hiatus, the revamped LEGO VIP Rewards Center was now updated to include several highly-prized LEGO exclusives that you may have likewise missed. As reported by Allen from The Brick Fan, the Rewards Center has now added a sweepstake where VIP members can have the chance to win an uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure.
The mechanics are pretty simple. You use your LEGO VIP points to purchase raffle entries in order to join. Each raffle entry for this LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure will cost you 50 VIP points, while you are allowed to submit up to 15 entries to up your chances of winning.
Furthermore, this minifigure sweepstakes promo, according to the LEGO Ambassador Network, will be a regular part of the LEGO VIP Rewards Center starting with the LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure. Other future minifigure raffles will include a signed Star Wars minifigure and an exclusive version of a Marvel character. Though I’m not really a fan of exclusive, event-specific LEGO releases, I just hope these future prizes will include never-before-seen minifigure characters from these franchises. Or it could be from their non-licensed repertoire like the return of Mr. Gold (71001) perhaps.
Here’s the news as it is from the LEGO Ambassador Network.
Reward Centre-specific items, we are looking to kick off our first Exclusive minifigure sweepstake in February with a 2012 San Diego Comic-Con “Shazam!” minifigure where people from the following countries are allowed to participate***. VIP Members can enter the competition by redeeming 50 VIP points (up to a maximum of 15 entries) with the winner being drawn at random (postcard entries applicable where local law dictates).
The Rewards team intend to operate these sweepstakes every month starting 10th February and running until 2nd March for Shazam! Upcoming minifigure sweepstakes will include a signed Star Wars minifigure and an exclusive version of a Marvel character.
With regards to other items upcoming on the Reward Centre (dates to be confirmed) are designer-signed Imperial Star Destroyer sets and designer-signed Star Wars Visual Dictionary copies.
UPDATE: LEGO Shop@Home has been updated once again and it turns out, the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) will not be a promotional, gift-with-purchase set like we initially thought. It will go on retail for $7.99 and will be available starting February 1. Read on for the set’s official description as published by LEGO.
Celebrate Easter with this fun LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House (853990) construction kit for ages 6 and up. The egg-shaped house packaging doubles up as a festive decoration, and it comes with a to/from card, making it an ideal festive gift. Great for display and creative play, the set includes a buildable chicken house, featuring a removable tray to collect the chicken’s egg elements, scooter for the cute Easter Bunny minifigure to ride, plus a brick-built carrot and plants. Enjoy!
Enjoy a very happy Easter with this LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House, featuring a buildable chicken house, scooter and plants, an Easter Bunny minifigure and chicken figure for display and creative play.
This 57-piece building toy has egg-shaped house packaging which doubles up as a colorful, festive decoration. It comes with a to/from card to complete an ideal Easter gift for LEGO® fans aged 6 and up.
The chicken house measures more than 1” (4cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 1” (4cm) deep, a nice size to slip into a child’s backpack with other builds, minifigure and accessories, ready for play wherever they go.
LEGO servers have been updated once again, revealing another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set to watch out for some time this spring. It has been customary with LEGO to release a GWP set to mark the Easter celebration, and thankfully we now have our first look at what’s in store for this year. Check out these official images of the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) seasonal GWP set.
If you recall from two years ago, LEGO has released a similar promotional item in the form of the LEGO Easter Bunny Hut (5005249) which was released in March, 2018. And it seems that the customed Easter Bunny Guy will have his female counterpart from the LEGO Easter Bunny (853990) set.
Other than the fact that the LEGO Easter Bunny Girl minifigure that comes with this latest GWP is the first of its kind, this deal freebie also comes with several LEGO pieces that are appealing. That scooter is definitely a nice give-away plus that chicken figure.
We don’t have the details nor the specifics yet on how we can avail of this promo, but we can bet that more info will most probably come at the on or before the end of this month especially when the February LEGO Store Calendar comes out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our first GWP set of the year which is the LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) which will be available from January 24 to February 9. Just be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home to update your cart with the necessary qualifying purchases.
It seems that we’re off to a good start on this side of the brick world. Other than having more than a hundred LEGO sets released at this first quarter of the year, there are also plenty of 2020 LEGO books to go around and watch out for. What’s nice about these books is that each of them comes with either an exclusive minifigure, or minibuilds that you will not find anywhere else, such as the upcoming LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) with its orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifig.
In case you want to add this to your library of LEGO books, then go ahead and browse through this listing of 2020 LEGO books to watch out for. Please take note that most of these are available for pre-order so you may want to add them to your wishlist if you want to get them later on. Click on their respective links for more details.
The next LEGO Creator Expert set for this year has already been revealed, and as expected from LEGO, it looks like their throwing in some perks for those who will be purchasing the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set. As reported by the Brickfinder, the LEGO The United Trinity (6322264) minifigure set will be the gift-with-purchase freebie slated to be added to your cart if you have plans of getting this impressive replica eventually.
According to a flyer shared via Instagram by AFOL Dylan Chow, the LEGO The United Trinity (6322264) is available at the LEGO brand store in China as an early VIP member gift for those who will get the Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272). This freebie features the renowned Manchester United players – George Best (#10), Denis Law (#10), and Sir Robert “Bobby: Charlton (#9) – whose statues are boldly displayed near the entrance of the stadium.
Their minifig counterparts have the standard red jersey that the team has been known for. I just hope that LEGO added some bit of exclusivity on these prized minifigs by having the Manchester United logo printed in front of their torsos aside from their jersey numbers at the back.
It is not exactly clear if this gift-with-purchase set will only be available to LEGO fans in China but my best guess is that it will also be available elsewhere especially in Europe where majority of the Manchester United fans are located. In fact, Stonewars have also reported that this promotional exclusive will also be offered in Germany. I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in, so be sure to subscribe to our blog and turn on your web notifications.
Here’s something that will put a smile on Benny’s face. Amazon UK has listed a new LEGO book offering from DK Publishing and it comes with a freebie that LEGO fans of the classic Space genre will be raring to have. The LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) will be released later this year with an exciting new minifig that most of us will love to have – an orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifigure!
This new LEGO book chronicles the journey of the iconic LEGO minifigure, with an updated roster of the best minifigures around since 1978. Like most LEGO books released by DK, its quite obvious that the huge selling point of this upcoming book is the exclusive minifig that goes with it. Aside from having a cool reference material to the evolution of the LEGO minifig, this orange variant of the LEGO Classic Spaceman is a must-have for fans of the classic theme. If you already own the LEGO Movie2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) set, then be sure to keep this DK offering under your radar. It will surely be a welcome gesture if LEGO will eventually consider re-releasing it’s Classic Space theme, similar to what they did with their 2015’s series of Pirates-inspired sets. But for now, other than Benny and his gang from the LEGO Movie 2, the closest that we currently have similar to this will be the LEGO City Space sets from last year.
Amazon UK is already accepting pre-orders as early as now, with the LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) tagged at £30.00. I’ll provide you with updates once this book appears in US stores or at Amazon US. Here’s a quick blurb of this new LEGO book.
LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition)
Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure with this new edition – featuring an exclusive spaceman minifigure!
Why don’t minifigures have ears? Which minifigure has appeared in the most ever sets? Which minifigure has a wolf alter ego?
This updated edition highlights the best minifigures from every year since 1978. Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rare minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIE™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry Potter™ and many more. Discover the evolution of minifigure design from past to present and explore their accessories and sets.
From divers, astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes, firefighters and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade!
Disney+ has wrapped up the first season of its hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and now is the perfect time to show some LEGO love to the gunslingin’ galactic outcast that we all learned to admire. The show’s second season is still far off, and while we linger on some of the cliffhangers from the previous season, let’s take a look at what could probably be LEGO’s ultimate tribute to the most honorable warrior tribe of the Star Wars galaxy. And if you’re still pondering on whether or not to get the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267), then read on and take a look at what this latest LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack has to offer.
Since the early release of the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) at LEGO Shop@Home’s UK portal a couple of days ago, the highly sought after minifigure pack is now on backorder status. I guess that says more than enough to the popularity of this set which is slated to be offered in the US come January 1st. The set comes in 102 pieces and is expected to retail in the US for 15 bucks.
When I first saw this pop up in the LEGO online store, my first reaction was just “wow”. I may not be a hardcore Star Wars fan myself, but seeing the level of love that LEGO designers poured out to this set immediately pulled some heartstrings. The set evoked the same admiration that I felt when I first saw the LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841), that it leaves little room for debate on whether or not I’m going to get it.
The Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) features four minifigure characters from the battle-torn warrior tribe and is the second set that is specifically tied-in to the Disney+ series following the LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider (75254). In fact, it is the first Battle Pack in the Star Wars theme to receive such a varied treatment. Needless to say, its a huge improvement from what LEGO offered back in 2011 with the LEGO Star Wars The Clone Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914), which featured minifigure characters of the same design. I will even dare say that apart from the Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack (75167), there is no other collection that features such a wide spectrum of characters in a single LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack. Moreover, the unique designs of each of the minifigure on the current iteration not only highlights the thoughtful creative process that went through them but also a careful retelling of the hardships that this battle-weary tribe has to endure.
If there is another thing that endears me to this set is the story that it conveys that superbly coincides with the events that transpired in the current Disney+ series. The designers are sensitive enough to include additional details in the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) that ensure the minifigures will be faithful in showing the tribe’s pursuit of establishing their once-proud clan. From the tribe’s battle-scarred armor brought about by their countless skirmishes with the remnants of the fallen empire to their attempts of establishing a name of their own through their customized armors, the varied colors of each minifigure also give a certain distinct personality for these minifigure characters. And if you will look closely, you’ll also notice that none of their individual designs are repeated. From their colors, helmet designs, and even their armors’ knicks and scratches, all of them are unique in their selves. This is what I really love about LEGO – the level of detail and the effort that they will go through in conveying the story behind these characters is really outstanding.
If there is one thing that I would like to see improved in this set is the fact the designers opted for stud-shooting blasters instead of the unique weapons that we saw them wield on Episode 3 of the series. I would love to see, for example, several heavy infantry minifigure accessories and that jetpack that the lead character eagerly wanted to have. Though the speeder bike is an above-average build for this type of set, the defense fort may need a bit of improvement. But considering the piece restrictions that the designers need to work with, then I guess its not such a big deal in the long run.
In conclusion, the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) is a piece of LEGO Star Wars memorabilia that you certainly want to take hold of. Its current backorder status over at UK LEGO Shop@Home proves how much it is in demand. And with its upcoming North America release on January 1st, you need to be quick in making your purchases. However, you might be interested to know that our official storefront – The Brick Show Shop – is also featuring these LEGO Star Wars warrior minifigs, and much more. You may check them out by clicking on the following images below which will lead you directly to our store.
So what do you think about this set? Is this on the top of your “must-have” list for January 1? Let me know in the comments below.
If you recall back in 2016, when things are still smooth sailing between the LEGO Group and Warner Bros, a grand plan was made to bring the LEGO brand at the forefront of mainstream media. Riding on the success of The LEGO Movie back in 2014, more films were slated to be released following the footsteps of the LEGO Group’s first theatrical endeavor. Though we saw the success of the LEGO Batman Movie, the next two brick-films – the LEGO Ninjago Movie and the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – were not that close to what their predecessors managed to achieve. So it doesn’t come as a surprise if LEGO and Warner Bros. eventually decided to pull the plug on yet another possible theatrical collaboration. The Billion Brick Race was initially planned for release sometime in May this year, but unfortunately, we will never see this film on the big screen. And these include potential LEGO tie-in sets that it may come about later on.
However, such setbacks did not discourage the film’s would-be director to share some of his minifigure character designs for The Billion Brick Race. Jorge R. Gutirrez, who also helmed the animated film, The Book of Life, took to Twitter to share some of his initial character sketches of the colorful characters that were expected to appear in the film. Take a look.
I found the character designs from my take for the LEGO film I was trying to get going at WB. With LEGO leaving WB I think these are safe to show. pic.twitter.com/bt2sNc2siv
Since the shelving of the film project and Jorge’s departure from Warner Bros, he saw it fitting to share his creation with the rest of the world and to the LEGO fan community in particular. There is no clear definite plot yet regarding The Billion Brick Race, but the way the characters were designed gives us a grasp of the overall feel of the film.
Admittedly, Jorge incorporated some of the 80s and 90s pop icons and symbols and fused it with his signature art design. I also appreciate what he did coming up with a LEGO minifigure character in a wheelchair. The diversity that he introduces with regards to these minifig character sketches is also admirable, together with his keen attention to detail. Just take a look at tattoos on some of the minifigs’ arms.
One particular point of interest is the oversized minifigure of what I think is a wrestler which follows the same mold as that of Axl from the now discontinuedLEGO Nexo Knights. I feel that this form of minifigure has a lot of potential for a LEGO set but sadly, we don’t see it further developed after the end of Nexo Knights and now much more with the shelving of The Billion Brick Race.
Who knows if Universal will eventually pick up where Warner Bros left have of with regards to this would-be brickfilm. I personally want to see this next LEGO film happen, and perhaps we just have to wait and see if the LEGO Group and Universal will put this back on the table.
If you had the opportunity of grabbing almost all of the LEGO books that were released this year, then you may want to add this next one to your must-have list of collectible LEGO books. And those who are looking forward to DK’s annual LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia will also be glad to know that it will also include once more an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure. For 2020, LEGO is paying homage once more to one of the most controversial and influential Sith Lord of the Star Wars saga. A never-before-seen, exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure will come as a freebie for those who will opt to purchase the said DK offering when it arrives at bookstores on April 7, 2020 as listed via Amazon. Read on for the details of this new LEGO DK book.
Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy!
DK’s LEGO® Star Wars™ Character Encyclopedia: New Edition is updated to include all the latest and new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Meet amazing minifigures from all the Star Wars movies-including new minifigures from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigures are rare and which minifigures have exclusive printings, parts, and accessories. This new updated edition contains more than 200 best-loved minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Rey, Kylo Ren, and BB-8. The book also comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure!
From the looks of this minifig, it seems to be our first minifigure iteration of the infamous Sith as we see him in the spin-off film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. For most audiences and Star Wars fans, Darth Maul’s cliff hanger appearance at the end of the film shows how much the Dark Lord is still instrumental to the events leading to the classic Star Wars trilogy. Having this new LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure as an exclusive freebie for this book, in my opinion, is an excellent choice.
If you wish to be guaranteed a copy of this newest edition of DK’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, then be sure to visit the above links and place your pre-order. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads up.
For those of you (myself included) who would like to have an idea regarding the box distribution of LEGO’s hottest CMF as of to date, then read on for more details. We’re just counting the days before the year closes which also marks the official release of the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures (71026). And in case you’re wondering about the odds in which you can get your fave LEGO DC minifig character, then Brickset gives us an early tip on the series’ box distribution.
The good news about this latest CMF series is that at the very least, you’ll get three copies of the same minifigure. This is somewhat an improvement as compared to other licensed CMF series such as the LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures (71022). If you recall, this particular CMF has 2 copies of some of its characters, with a sort of a chase minifig of Percival Graves thrown into the box. Gladly, this is not the case for the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigure (71026) that guarantees 3 complete sets of 16 characters right out of the box.
Like ones before it, this LEGO DC CMF comes in 60 blind bags per box with the following distribution. As a side note, each of these DC minfig characters is now listed at our official storefront over at the Brick Show Shop. Just click on the links below to find out more about this offer.
In my opinion, having 3 complete sets outright is a nice incentive to get a box of this CMF, especially if you intend to redistribute them later on. Aside from having a collection of your own, you still have two complete sets that you may share with your other LEGO-loving buddies. However, the expected price tag for each of these blind bags may somehow discourage other buyers. There have been rumors that this CMF series will experience a price bump once 2020 kicks in, ramping up the cost per blind bag by an additional dollar. We have to wait and see if indeed this collectible minifigs will be sold for $4.99 USD each as compared to other licensed series like those of the Harry Potter (71022) and the Disney Series 2 (71024) CMFs when they debuted in the market at $3.99 per bag. If this indeed will be the case, then I guess it will leave a lot of LEGO fans a bit disappointed since this may start the trend of an eventual price increase among future CMF releases later on.
So what do you think? Will you collect all of the DC characters in this latest LEGO collectible minifigure series? Let us know what you think about the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures in the comments below.