The LEGO Ninjago Movie – A First Look at Our Ninjas 2.0

LEGO and Warner Bros. are now cranking up the promotions for their next cinematic collaboration, hoping to catch on the wave of success that The LEGO Batman Movie is enjoying. The LEGO Ninjago Movie follows the coming of age of our young heroes as they now enter what could be the most gruelling challenge of their lives – coping with high school and family discord. Following through yesterday’s promise of USA Today Life, we now have our first look of the celebrated ninjas of the LEGO Ninjago world. As it seems, our martial arts youngsters all sport new costumes and hairstyles to complement their development (assuming that minifigures can actually grow up). Take a look at their version 2.0.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie features an alternative storyline as compared to that of the animated series. The film features a ragtag group of young ninjas with Kai (Michael Pena), Nya (Abbi Jacobson), Jay (Kumail Nanjiani), Lloyd (Dave Franco), Zane (Zach Woods), and Cole (Fred Armisen). Lord Garmadon (played by Justin Theroux) will prove to be a daunting adversary for our young heroes and he is as intimidating as he can be, as he was revealed by USA Today yesterday. Having him as Lloyd’s father in the film doesn’t make things easier for our ninjas, especially considering that he is also Master Wu’s (Jackie Chan) brother. Whatever the case is, we can expect a great deal of twists and turns, coupled with superb brick-built action, adventure, and LEGO’s unique brand of humor.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is set to debut in theaters on September 22, 2017 with the first official trailer to be released anytime soon.

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LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 Now Available for Pre-Order Via Amazon.

LEGO has already unveiled its full collection of LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 Packs, and here’s your chance to pre-order them via Amazon and have them right at your doorsteps once they are released on May 9. Click on the links below to know more about Amazon’s promos on this latest wave of LEGO Dimensions packs.

 

LEGO Dimensions Chase McCain Fun Pack (71266) – $11.99 via Amazon

   

  • Help stop crime in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with LEGO City’s Chase McCain.
  • Build and place Chase on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game.
  • Use his LEGO City Detective Scanner to track down bad guys and change his disguise to unlock more abilities.
  • Unlock the LEGO City Adventure World to explore new areas like Blackwell’s moonbase and the LEGO City Police Department, and the Battle Arena to compete with up to 4 of your friends.
  • Build Chase’s Police Helicopter to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plance for additional in-game abilities.
  • Includes Chase McCain and Police Chopper.

 

LEGO Dimensions The Goonies Level Pack (71267) – $29.99 via Amazon

   

  • Help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure.
  • Make a break from the Fratelli family as they chase you through the pirate ship, but don’t forget to dodge the traps!
  • Build Sloth and use his Super Strength to smash through walls.
  • For extra fun, play as Chunk and use his infamous Truffle Shuffle.
  • Hop on to One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship when you need a ride or play the Skeleton Organ to make your way out of the caves.
  • Rebuild One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship into Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon, and the Skeleton Organ into Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play.
  • Explore Mikey’s House, Inferno Cove, and the Goon Docks in the Goonies Adventure World, and compete with up to 4 of your friends in the Goonies Battle Arena.
  • Includes Sloth, Skeleton Organ and Pirate Ship.

 

LEGO Dimensions Hermione Granger Fun Pack (71348) – $11.99 via Amazon

   

  • Continue your wizarding adventures in LEGO Dimensions with your very own Hermione Granger Fun Pack.
  • Build and place Hermione on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game where she can cast Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects and Lumos to light up dark places.
  • Unlock the Adventure World to explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, and the Battle Arena to play any of the 4 Battle Modes.
  • Build Buckbeak and use his Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO bricks, then rebuild him into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities.
  • Includes Hermione and Buckbeak.

The LEGO Batman Movie Gotham City Police Department Pack (853651) Spotted in Asia!

Following the tradition of the LEGO Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and City minifigure packs, comes another similar minifig offering under the LEGO Batman Movie theme. The Gotham City Police Department Pack (853651) as posted by Brickset, retails at $14.99 and consists of three minifigures, that of Chief O’Hara and two Gotham police officers plus a Bat Signal that has a slightly different build as compared to TLBM Accessory Pack (5004930).

Thanks to one of our friends over at Facebook, we learned that the said TLBM minifigure pack is now currently available at LEGO Certified Stores in Hong Kong. Yin Ng was kind enough to snap this image which he took at an LCS in HK and shared it with us.

If one of your 2017 goals is to have ALL The LEGO Batman Movie minifigures adorn your shelf or ‘mini’ minifig wall, and you happen to be in Hong Kong as you’re reading this, then it might be helpful to know where to find this to complete your collection. There’s no word yet on when this TLBM minifigure pack will be available in the US and other parts of North America, but we’ll sure keep you posted once news comes in.

Thanks to Yin Ng for the heads-up!

CONFIRMED: Additional Villain Minifigures That Will Be Included In The 2017 The LEGO Batman Movie Summer Sets.

This news has been up and about for quite some time now, and in case you haven’t seen it yet, its nice to know that what we have previously thought and reported regarding the rumored 2017 The LEGO Batman Movie summer sets have been confirmed. Thanks to the heads up by The Brick Fan, we now get to see the (semi?) official images of some of these minifigures.  Let’s take a look.

 

Polka Dot Man

This minifig version of the classic villain is probably one of the best minifigures ever done in the series. Shame it was not included in the TLBM CMF, but there is still hope of adding them in your collection because rumor has it that he will be added to  an upcoming LEGO set slated to be revealed in Summer. Will he get a vehicle of his own of some sorts? We’ll probably get a hint once  we see The LEGO Batman Movie debut on the big screen.

 

Bane and Mutant Leader

The villain on steroids has finally got what he deserves  – an actual, bigfig version. First teased by LEGO insider Delta Customs, and finally confirmed by DK’s TLBM Essential Guide, this final piece of info has finally set into stone Bane’s bigfig presence in one of TLBM’s sets. He is joined by another member of Gotham’s rogues gallery by the warmongering Mutant Leader.

 

Wicked Witch and her Flying Monkeys

First teased on TLBM’s trailers, the villainess from LEGO Dimensions has crossed over to wreak havoc in Gotham. It’s nice to see LEGO stretching the limits of its licenses and dimensions so to speak, by including elements from its toys-to-life genre, particularly the Wicked Witch and her host of mischievous Flying Monkeys. The Wicked Witch and her Flying Monkeys are expected to be a part of another yet to be revealed TLBM set expected to be revealed in Summer.

Here’s An Interesting Find: The LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 Minifigure (40268) Polybag.

Following the sneak peek of the latest buildable droid around with the LEGO Star Wars Mini R2-D2 (30611) polybag, comes another surprise find. Brickset has just posted what seems to be the start of a new line of collectible minifigures with the LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 Minifigure (40268) polybag.

According to Brickset’s report, this polybag was found in a Romanian monobrand store, and is given for FREE for every purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets. In case you’re not familiar with the name, which is most probably the case for most of the astromechs that populated the Star Wars galaxy due to their numerous iterations and variants, R3-M2 was first featured in last year’s hit film, Rogue One.

R3-M2 as seen in a new line of toy collection called The Droid Factory.

What is interesting about this minifig version of R3 is the fact that it stands on a base with a Technic pin on the side. This may hint on a new way of displaying and connecting several other minifigures. The display feature is also pretty obvious with the addition of a sticker nameplate in front of the base/stand. There is no word yet on when, where, and how this polybag can be found in the US. Will it be a part of a new LEGO Star Wars promotional? How about a May the 4th promo? Or yet the bigger question is, will this indicate a new line of LEGO Star Wars minifigures? The possibilities are simply exciting. What do you think?

Here Are Several LEGO Polybag Promos to Watch Out For Beginning January, 2017.

LEGO continues to be in a festive mood this Christmas season with these very much welcomed promos slated for the first two months of 2017. Though initially revealed through a LEGO Store flyer distributed in Germany, it will not be long until we see these same promos landing in LEGO brand stores and shop.LEGO.com in the US. Please bear in mind that the flyer is written in German so I don’t claim to understand the language, but thankfully we have Promo Bricks to help us make sense out of this exciting LEGO promotional. Let’s take a look.

The journey continues for our young heroes from Knighton as they face off with new enemies and gain new abilities. The cover of the flyer puts the LEGO NEXO Knights back into the spotlight which features their new found ability of combining their NEXO powers. If you recall, LEGO alluded to this new way of combining NEXO powers in Wave 1 of Nexo Knights Combo NEXO Powers (70372) set to help fend off the forces of the Stone Army.

Moving on, the above pages highlight some of the new sets (more than 180 sets, in fact) that are slated to hit stores in the first quarter of 2017. Notable among these are some of the new sets to be released under LEGO’s DC Super Hero Girls such as Harley Quinn to the Rescue (41231), LEGO City’s Mobile Command Center (60139), LEGO Friends Hearlake Summer Pool (41313), LEGO Ideas Adventure Time (21308), LEGO Ninjago Dawn of Iron Doom (70626), and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Hulk VS Red Hulk (76078).

Here’s the fun part. We mentioned before that LEGO has thrown in another polybag promotional with the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman, Tears of Batman (30607) set. At that time, we had no info yet on when and how you may obtain this polybag which has shown to be a potential must-have set since it will feature not one, but two Batman minifigs that are not found on LEGO Batman Movie set. It now seems to be set in stone since LEGO has announced that the said polybag set will be offered as a freebie for every single receipt purchase of 55 Euros (or roughly around 50-60 USD) of any LEGO products (both in-store and online) beginning February 6 to 26 just in time of the film’s theatrical debut. There seems to be no qualifying purchase of any kind other than price point mentioned so this is something that most LEGO Batman enthusiasts will definitely look forward to.

 

As mentioned earlier, the LEGO Nexo Knights opens a new chapter in their adventures with the introduction of new tech and skills to ward off the sinister threat of Monstrox and his evil Stone Army. This new chapter also unveils LEGO’s latest Nexo Knights sets scheduled for release in 2017 including a new polybag to go along with it.

The LEGO Nexo Knights Shrunken Headquarters (30378) polybag features a Stone Army soldier and a roller-drawn catapult. Fans that will purchase a LEGO NEXO Knights set anytime between January 3 to February 5 will get to bring home this polybag for free. There is no word yet on the minimum qualifying purchase amount to be entitled for this polybag, but given previous LEGO promotionals, we can assume a purchase threshold of anywhere between $50 to $60.

 

And of course, last but definitely not the least on the LEGO Store flyer’s A-list is the massive modular set, the LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square (10255). In celebration of LEGO’s 10th modular brick-building year, the Assembly Square is scheduled to be released on New Year’s Day both via LEGO Brand Stores and at shop.LEGO.com as a direct-to-consumer exclusive, priced at $279.99.

 

 

Hats off once again to Promo Bricks for helping us make sense out of this flyer.

Another LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Spotted!

It seems that LEGO is really cranking things up a notch with its ridiculously zany take on the many different Bat costumes around. Coming in hot from the previous reveal of two new LEGO Batman minifigs in the polybag promotional LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607), comes another polybag that seems to look like a mashup between Pokemon and Batman in his party suit. Spotted by LEGO insider Delta Customs, this unnamed polybag seems to be an Asian exclusive promotional and comes in at 24 pieces featuring a new Batman minifig in a yellow striped tuxedo, encased in a pod or vault-like shell together with several accessories. Check out Delta’s Instagram post below.

Now this is just an afterthought, but I couldn’t help but think that this new LEGO Batman Movie minifigure bears a striking resemblance from a still that has been shared by Entertainment Weekly last Christmas Eve. The said photo still may not be that crucial to the overall plot of the film, but since director Chris McKay has already been quite frank about the various cameos that the LEGO Movie spin-off will allude to, I guess having a wittingly new costume to don our black and yellow hero will hardly be a shocker.

There is no news yet on the serial number of the said polybag, much more on how it can be obtained. We’ll keep you posted once more info comes in so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Checklist Offers an Intriguing Teaser.

Waiting for January seems to be forever, especially if you’ve waited long enough to have the latest minifigure craze in Gotham in all its black and yellow glory. Since LEGO’s reveal of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures series last month, the said CMF series has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and reaction. This is one CMF series that certainly deserve a special spot in anyone’s minifigure collection.

Now if you’ve come prepared for this, and are ready to burn some serious cash for this collectible, then you’ll be glad to know that there are exactly three complete sets of all 20 minifigs in the series per box of 60. This means that you can give those LEGO-holic friends of yours and strike a sweet deal of pooling in some cash to ensure that all three of you gets all 20 minifigs of the LEGO Batman Movie CMF. This is one deal that is hard to pass.

However, if you’ll opt to feel your way through each polybag, aiming only to have a particular minifig donning your desk or shelf, then The Brothers Brick has written an excellent and very comprehensive feel guide that may help you get your most faved minifig. Furthermore, Promo Bricks has uploaded a copy of the LBM minifig checklist that you may print and bring with you in case you’ll go out hunting for that one sole minifigure you really want. Check these out by clicking on the images below.

If you’ll look again at the back side of the minifig checklist, you’ll immediately notice the silhouette of an undisclosed minifigure with an enigmatic date printed near it. As of this writing we do not have any news about this mysterious minifig. However, we can make a pretty good guess that this may be a teaser of some sorts for either CMF Series 17 or an entirely different set considering that another Disney film is slated to launch on May 26, 2017 which is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We reported way back in July that we generally considered such news or connection of a new LEGO set to the film to be downright fake. But considering this teaser from the LBM CMF, and since the silhouette in question seems to wear a classic tricorn hat, then one can’t help but speculate if we’ll be seeing Jack Sparrow and the rest of his gang once again in their minifigure form.

So what do you think about this teaser? What do you think this is referring to? Share your thoughts in the comments below or head over at our Facebook page.

 

LEGO and Pentatonix Delivers a 360-Degree Christmas Special.

Pentatonix, the American a cappella group known for their rendition of hit songs such as Somebody That I Used to Know and We Are Young (whose YouTube videos also went viral), is now immortalized in LEGO form through a charmingly hilarious music video just in time for Christmas. Showing their child-like and fun-loving side, they’ve teamed up with LEGO to create a music video for their latest upbeat Christmas song Up On The Housetop. Rendered in minifigure forms, the group’s music video offers a 360-degree view that is also watchable in VR. Watch this.

LEGO seems to be showing interest in VR technology, following the announcement of its upcoming LEGO BrickHeadz VR Builder for the Android system last week. The virtual reality game allows players to enter a colorful virtual room where they take on the role of a particular BrickHeadz and interact with the environment using Google’s proprietary VR headset. If you recall, LEGO launched its Brickheadz theme during July’s San Diego Comic Con, focusing on both DC and Marvel superheroes.

 

An Unexpected LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Spotted – Disco Batman and Tears of Batman 30607

When we thought we saw it all, a surprising revelation sheds light to another polybag set that comes under the LEGO Batman Movie theme. As mentioned by Minifigure Price Guide, a certain Facebook user that goes by the name Digibee and presumably based in Macau, has started offering the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) polybag. The said polybag features two minifgures of Batman wearing what seems to be a dance floor get up from the 70s including a pair of rolling shoes, while the other is a bit sketchy since it features Batman in what seems to be a clown suit and tagged as ‘Tears of Batman’. The only moment that it was hinted at in the trailers was when Dick Grayson was swooning over at Batman’s massive collection of bat suits. Here’s a screenshot of that particular scene and pay attention to the bat suit on the extreme left.

I’m definitely missing on some of the details here, especially considering that the ‘Tears of Batman’ minifigure also seems to hint at an amusement park setting (take a close look at the polybag’s background). Do you think the polybag itself is just a play on words, or does it reveal a very specific plot about the LEGO Batman Movie? Check this out.

If you recall, the very first polybag that we reported belonging to the LEGO Batman Movie involves the Caped Crusader seemingly trapped in the Phantom Zone. When we published about the existence of the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) polybag last October, LEGO was quick to gently remind us to take down the said image and we promptly complied. We are willing to do the same if ever LEGO will make a similar request again on this one.

There is no official release date for the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) polybag, but perhaps we might see this pop up in all LEGO Brand Stores and shop.LEGO.com later in January together with other polybags such as the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522),The Joker Battle Training (30523) and the Mini Batwing (30524). These polybags have already caught the interest of some minifig collectors, so I expect that these polybag/minifigs will be out of stock very soon, with scalpers offering them on eBay for mind-boggling prices. For one, Digibee has already been selling some of these polybags over on Facebook for as much as $50 each.

Needless to say, these newest LEGO Batman minifigures will be a sure hit for collectors and fans alike. So what do you think about this polybag ? What is it trying to hint at? Tell us what you think in the comments below or join the discussions on our Facebook page. Many thanks to Minifigure Price Guide for pointing this out.