TRU’s First Week of Bricktober Offers 30% Discount for Selected LEGO Items PLUS the Exclusive Musicians Minifigure Collection Pack.

Toys R Us annual Bricktober promotional have already started, with great deals on selected LEGO sets plus free minifigure sets every week as mentioned in their calendar. This week, TRU is offering as much as 30% off on selected LEGO building sets coming from the Duplo, Creator, City, Ninjago, and Speed Champions theme. They’re throwing in a a few sets as well, coming from the Legends of Chima and Ultra Agents line. Several LEGO Friends and Nexo Knights sets are also on a discount for as much as 20%, plus you get a free LEGO Dimensions Level or Team Pack (not including LEGO Dimensions Wave 6) worth $29.99 when you buy a LEGO Dimensions Starter set.

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All of these deals come with free shipping. As an added treat, in case you will opt for a store pick-up, you can get the TRU exclusive, limited edition LEGO Bricktober Musicians Minifigure Pack (valued at $19.99) if you spend $50 or more on LEGO products and sets. In case you missed the promotional kickoff this week, you still have a chance to avail of these great deals until October 8, tomorrow.

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Like previous TRU Bricktober promotionals, it is expected that the exclusive minifigure packs will be a hot item that may easily ran out. So if you aim to collect all of this year’s TRU Bricktober minifigure collection, you still have a chance to get your hands on the Musicians Pack by making an in-store LEGO purchase at any TRU store until October 8. Toys R Us will be releasing the LEGO Warrior, Athletes, and Cops & Robbers Minifigure Packs respectively over the remaining weeks of October as supplies last.

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LEGO Dimensions Sloth Minifigure Makes His Debut!

A couple of hours ago, LEGO Dimensions’ official Twitter page gave us a glimpse of how the Goonies iconic character looks like in his actual minifigure form. We already have an early glimpse on how Sloth looks like during this year’s E3 LEGO Dimension presentation. Here’s the video in case you missed it and watch out for him at around the 0:46 mark.

We do not have any further official images or description of Sloth as of now, but LEGO Dimensions’ Twitter post below is enough to keep us on our toes and be excited about how the next wave of LEGO Dimensions will take shape. Here’s the image that they shared.

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For one, Sloth will enter the LEGO Dimensions portal in his own Level Pack as revealed by Travellers Tales’ Head of Design Arthur Parsons.

As you may have noticed, Sloth is wearing a Superman tank top reminiscent of what the character looks like during a particular scene in the film. The Sloth minifigure head piece is a separate element that re-creates the elongated form of his head with a small patch of hair on top. Take a look at the photos below.

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For those of you who were wondering who the Sloth and Goonies, they are characters based on the 1985 hit comedy film composed of a ragtag team of juvenile adventurers who call themselves the Goonies. The film is centered on the Goonies’ quest to find the pirate’s treasure that will save their neighborhood from the impending construction of a golf course. In doing so, they get to meet a bunch of interesting characters, including the dysfunctional Fratelli family and their gargantuan member, Lotney ‘Sloth’ Fratelli. Though frighteningly disfigured and somehow slow on the uptake, the Goonies soon realized that the Sloth is a very valuable help and loyal friend. Watch the video below of some of the moments of the Sloth as he is seen in the Goonies 1985 film. Please mind some of the language spoken by the characters.

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Currently, we have a total of 16 new IPs and licenses added to the roster of LEGO Dimensions, with characters from the titles like Beetlejuice, the Powerpuff Girls, and Teen Titans GO! still waiting to be revealed.

 

2017 LEGO Dimensions Announced: LEGO Batman Movie and Knight Rider Arriving In February.

Just moments ago, LEGO Dimensions has announced the first wave of toys-to-life sets scheduled to be released in February 10, 2017. In line with the release of its next brick-built film in the tradition of the LEGO Movie, LEGO Dimensions will be releasing its next Story Pack and Fun Pack built around the LEGO Batman Movie, plus another Fun Pack dedicated to the classic 80s TV series Knight Rider. Similar to previous Story Packs, the LEGO Batman Story Pack allows gamers to play through the film’s storyline, while the Fun Packs provide additional game content that can be unlocked in-game. Take a look at these images courtesy of Warner Bros Home Entertainment followed by the official press release.  The first wave of Series 2 LEGO Dimensions sets is now available for pre-order and is slated to be released before the end of this month.

 

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Fight crime with Batgirl and Robin in the streets of Gotham with the all-new THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Story Pack! Build an all-new Bat-Computer gateway for your LEGO Toy Pad and then activate Batgirl’s and Robin’s special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Take flight with the Batwing to accelerate your gameplay, and then rebuild it into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank for enhanced in-game powers. This set includes a Bat-Computer gateway build, buildable Batgirl and Robin minifigures, a 3-in-1 Batwing vehicle, six new game levels and The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Batgirl and Robin minifigures, rebuildable 3-in-1 Batwing vehicle, and Bat-Computer gateway build.
  • Unlocks six levels of action-packed THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE gameplay and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.
  • Characters and models include a detachable LEGO Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Batwing into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank. Place Batgirl, Robin and their vehicle on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Collect your favorite LEGO DIMENSIONS characters and use them in-game together for a mash-up multiverse of your favorite characters.

 

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This Fun Pack comes with the Excalibur Batman minifigure and a 3-in-1 buildable Bionic Steed, that can also be rebuilt as a Bat-Raptor and Ultrabat for additional in-game features and abilities.

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The Knight Rider Fun Pack is a fitting LEGO tribute to the classic 80s TV series featuring the lead character Michael Knight with his minifig rendition, alongside the artificially intelligent robotic car named K.I.T.T.  or Knight Industries Two Thousand.  Aside from his standard automobile build, KITT may also be rebuilt as the KITT Jet and Goliath Armored Semi for upgraded in-game powers.

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Here’s the full press release.

 

LEGO® Dimensions™ Expansion Packs Based on The LEGO Batman Movie and Knight Rider Announced for February 2017 Release

New Story Pack Lets Gamers Play LEGO Batman’s Big Screen Adventure

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details around three highly collectable expansion packs for LEGO® Dimensions™, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, that will be available on February 10, 2017. The LEGO® Batman Movie Story Pack, Excalibur Batman Fun Pack and Knight Rider Fun Pack will broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customize their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility.

Coinciding with the release of the upcoming film on which it’s based, The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack, will provide a deep, story-driven gameplay experience with iconic DC characters in six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks that allow players to build the Bat-Computer atop the LEGO Toy Pad. The pack comes with buildable Batgirl and Robin minifigures and the 3-in-1 buildable Batwing which can be rebuilt into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank. Gamers can play the complete movie and band together with Batgirl and Robin to fight off the Joker and his team of villains. Batgirl’s batarang, glide and stealth abilities can reach areas with high security access and Robin’s agility and dive skills provide sneak access. Players can also transform Robin into the Nightwing, utilize his vine cut, and deflect moves for more crime-fighting adventures. Batgirl and Robin provide access to the new The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players.

Batman fans can broaden their LEGO Dimensions gameplay with Excalibur Batman from The LEGO Batman Movie. The Fun Pack comes with a buildable Batman minifigure and a 3-in-1 buildable Bionic Steed which can be rebuilt into the Bat-Raptor and Ultrabat for additional in-game abilities. Players can use Batman’s Master Builder and Sword Switching abilities to solve puzzles and take down enemies. Batman also provides access to The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World and Battle Arena. The Excalibur Batman Fun Pack will release in North America first at Target.

Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. from the classic 80s TV series, Knight Rider, are also coming to LEGO Dimensions. Players can add the iconic duo with the Knight Rider Fun Pack featuring a buildable Michael Knight minifigure, and a rebuildable 3-in-1 K.I.T.T., that can be rebuilt into the K.I.T.T. Jet and Goliath Armored Semi for upgraded in-game powers.

In the game, players can activate Michael Knight’s dodging and dash abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies or use his Wrist Watch to uncover secrets behind x-ray walls and outsmart enemies by hacking into terminals and following trails. Players can also fight crime on four wheels with K.I.T.T., the highly advanced, artificially intelligent robotic vehicle, to boost their gameplay. Michael Knight provides access to a new Knight Rider Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena. The Knight Rider Fun Pack will release in North America first at GameStop.

Players can continue to broaden and customize their experience with new expansion packs releasing this year. The Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission: Impossible Level Packs, Harry Potter and Adventure Time Team Packs, and The A-Team Fun Pack will be available on September 27 and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack, Gremlins Team Pack, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Adventure Time Fun Packs will be available on November 18.

Toys R Us Bricktober Store Calendar Found In The Wild – Confirms TRU’s Exclusive Minifigure Collection Pack.

A few days ago, we reported on what seems to be TRU’s latest collection of limited edition, LEGO minifigures in celebration of its annual Bricktober store event. The said minifigure collection consists of four packs namely that of Warriors,  Athletes, Cops & Robbers, and Musicians minifigs.

Just recently, we found what seems to be a legit copy of TRU’s Bricktober 2016 October Calendar. The said calendar somehow confirms the availability of this latest LEGO promotional and TRU exclusive in the US. Check out our Instragram post below.

Similarly, we have a complete view of the calendar shared by Brick Vibe over their Facebook account.

TRU Bricktober CalendarAs you may have noticed, TRU’s Bricktober Calendar is highly similar to that of LEGO’s monthly store calendar. The way we see it from the above photo, the first week of October will see the release of the Musicians Minifigure Collection Pack, followed by Warrior Minifigure Collection Pack on the second week, the Athletes Minifigure Collection Pack on the third, and the Cops and Robbers Minifigure Collection Pack on the fourth week.

The TRU exclusive LEGO Minifigure Collection Packs will be given away for free for every single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $50 and more. Noticeably, the TRU Bricktober calendar also mentions of a FREE LEGO Star Wars gift for $30 worth of purchases of any LEGO Star Wars merchandise. The following dates are also marked on TRU’s calendar:

September 27 – LEGO Dimensions Year 2 series will be available.

September 30 – LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets will be available at the stroke of midnight, including LEGO Ideas Caterham and LEGO Mixels Series 9.

The TRU LEGO Minifigure Collection Pack is expected to be available until supply lasts so if you’re planning to expand your LEGO collection, TRU is probably the best place to be next month.

 

Thanks to Brick Vibe for the additional info.

 

All Four Toys R’ Us Exclusive Minifigure Collection Pack Images

Earlier today we wrote about the coming TRU exclusive Musician Minifigure Collection. Now, we have images for all four of the collection thanks to CM4Sci.

Warrior Minifigure Collection Pack

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Athletes Minifigure Collection Pack

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Cops & Robbers Minifigure Collection Pack

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Musicians Minifigure Collection Pack

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LEGO Store In Maryland Unveils The LEGO UCS Star Wars Death Star 75159.

Ever since Promo Bricks’ controversial description of the much rumored LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 a couple of weeks ago, discussions have been thick regarding how the set actually looks like. Fan reactions were on a broad spectrum so to speak, from those who are hopeful that LEGO has a surprise under its sleeve, to downright disappointment thinking that LEGO did not bring anything new to the table.

Now in a rather unexpected turn of events, the LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 was ‘officially’ unveiled recently at the Arundel Mills LEGO Store in Maryland. According to Brickset and photos shared by CM4Sci via Reddit, a visitor at the said LEGO Store was quick to take notice of the 75159 being built by one of the store’s staff in full public view. With snapper at hand, the wide-eyed visitor was quick with the shots, eventually sharing these images through social media. Now we’re not quite sure if the staff in question is a Bothan in disguise, or simply a kind soul completely unaware of the ramifications of her actions, but we’re certain that LEGO has not revealed any particular details or hi-res images of the said rehashed set.

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Now that the much protected plans and schematics of the Empire’s deadliest weapon is finally out, every Rebel faction in this side of the LEGO galaxy has taken their war of words over at fan forums and sites. Most noticeable about the new LEGO Star Wars Death Star is the fact that there is essentially nothing new at all. Confirming what Promo Bricks have reported, 75159 appears to be largely similar to 10188 Death Star, the one from 2008.

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What could be a somewhat redeeming factor for set 75159 is the fact that it offers a total of 25 minifigures, unlike our previous report of 24. We’ve also mentioned that some of the minfigs have an improved look like Hans Solo sporting a new hair piece, and Grand Moff Tarkin having a new look and is accompanied by two Imperial Officers not included in the original LEGO Death Star. Here’s a closer look at the minifig breakdown of 75159 as printed on the side of the box.

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Brickset has written an excellent preview and comparison of the Death Star 75159 and the older version 10188 which you might be interested to look. Given its huge piece count, it is expected that the LEGO Star Wars 75159 will be a kind of UCS, with LEGO releasing it to the general public by October 1, and to VIP members by mid-September.

 

What are your thoughts on the 75159? Drop us a note in the comments section below.

Supergirl Now Flies Her Way To LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs!

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Rumor has been thick regarding the Girl of Steel making her debut in LEGO Dimensions. Since last April when we reported that Supergirl’s building guide was found over at LEGO servers, news was virtually non-existing about her availability and release date.

Just a few hours ago, LEGO Dimensions’ Facebook page has announced that the elusive and highly prized minifigure of the Girl from Krypton will now be exclusively offered with the LEGO Dimension Starter Pack for the Playstation 4 starting this September. As of this writing, there has been no announcement yet from LEGO if Supergirl’s LEGO Dimensions’ minifigure will be offered to other gaming platforms as well.

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Supergirl also comes as an in-game playable character accessible via the ‘Hire-a-Hero’ section of LEGO Dimensions. However, I have a strong feeling that owning the video game itself may be secondary, as compared to the excitement of actually having the exclusive Supergirl collectible minifigure. We just hope that LEGO will also do the same with the Green Arrow minifigure promotional polybag that were offered at E3 last June. It will be great to see that added to all LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs across multiple gaming platforms. Check out the official press release below.

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Introducing the Supergirl from Krypton!

Supergirl LEGO Minifigure Added as Exclusive Bonus in LEGO® Dimensions™ Starter Packs for PlayStation®4

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today at Gamescom that starting in late September 2016, LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs for Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will include an exclusive, bonus DC Comics Supergirl LEGO minifigure for a limited time.  The highly collectable Supergirl LEGO minifigure has many extraordinary in-game abilities to help solve puzzles and battle enemies, including Super Strength, Flying, X-Ray Vision, and Beam Attacks which enable her to shoot heat beams out of her eyes.  She can also transform into Supergirl Girl Red Lantern with additional abilities such as firing powerful Red Lantern energy bolts and energy beams from the Red Lantern Ring and forming Red Lantern Energy Constructs.

The LEGO Dimensions PS4™ Starter Pack includes the videogame, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, four LEGO minifigures, Batman, Gandalf, Wyldstyle and the exclusive Supergirl, plus the LEGO Batmobile, and the revolutionary LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and models into the game, as well as direct in-game action all with the movement of the physical toys.

In the future, Supergirl will be available as a “Hire-a-Hero,” a feature in LEGO Dimensions that allows players to sample characters using studs collected in the game. Players can select the hologram minifigure near certain hint stones to unlock characters for a limited time to try out their special abilities to solve problems and complete puzzles.

LEGO Dimensions is developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

 

 

WATCH: DC’s Suicide Squad Recreated in LEGO!

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DC and Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad is currently wreaking havoc in theaters with their supervillain-turned-good-guys act. Though reviews were a little bit off, with some even disappointed with the movie, we can’t even imagine saying the same to this Suicide Squad trailer recreated in LEGO bricks by Forrest Fire Films. Of course, their minifigure renditions are none at all ‘disappointing’. Take a look.

It has been quite a while since we saw an excellent LEGO brick-built film coming out from Forrest Fire’s workshop, but once it does, well, the page views will simply speak for itself. Truth be told, it may even be better than the original teasers. I sincerely doubt if LEGO will ever release a line of minifigs exclusively focused on the Squad, especially considering the potential nightmares that Jared Leto’s deranged Joker minifigure may cause to children. It only proves the point that being ‘bad and scary’ sometimes translates to being ‘good and excellent’.

Be sure to check the rest of Forrest Fire’s recreations over at their YouTube channel, and for latest updates on their next LEGO animation projects such as LEGO Teen Titans, and LEGO Justice League 2.

 

Thanks to Brothers Brick for the heads up.

 

Take A Look At Brick Show’s Top 5 LEGO Batman Minifigures of All Time!

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LEGO’s minifigure renditions of Batman are known to be the most diverse line of minifigures for any single character ever created by LEGO. With more than 30 LEGO variations of the Caped Crusader, it is definitely a daunting task to determine which is the cream of the crop among them, or simply the best of the best. If ever Batman is faced with the perennial OOTD (Outfit Of The Day) question, then we definitely understand his dilemma. To help the Dark Knight, Stephen shares his thoughts on the top 5 LEGO Batman minifigures of all time, including his reasons for choosing them. Watch this.

First off, we have several Honorable Mentions, LEGO Batman minifigs that are good in themselves, but failed to make it to the final cut. These are:

 

2014 Batman with Dark Bluish Gray Suit

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This minifigure comes with the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: The Riddler Chase (76012)

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2006 Batman with Light Bluish Gray Suit

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This LEGO version of Batman comes together with several LEGO Batman sets including the LEGO Batman – The Batman Dragster: Catwoman Pursuit (7779); LEGO Batman – The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc (7780) and LEGO Batman – The Batwing: The Joker’s Aerial Assault (7782).

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2012 Batman With Wings and Jetpack

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Batman comes in a blue and gray color scheme, with dark blue colored wings as seen in the LEGO DC Universe Catwoman Catcycle City Chase (6858) set.

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With that being said, le’ts now take a closer look at Stephen’s top 5 Batman minifigs and on what LEGO sets we can find them. Some of these might be retired sets already so if you’re missing out on any one of them, or you can’t find them anymore at shop.LEGO.com, doing a quick search over at eBay will probably do the trick.

 

#5 – The 2013 Dark Knight Version

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This rendition of the Dark Knight is based on the Dark Knight Trilogy released by LEGO last 2013. Specifically, this minifigure is included in the retired LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes – The Bat VS Bane: Tumbler Chase (76001)

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#4 – The 2013 Arctic Batman

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Batman comes in his white, polar suit in this arctic version of the Caped Crusader. With an all-white cape and cowl, this arctic ready Batman is exclusively included with the retired LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes – Arctic Batman VS Mr. Freeze: Aquaman On Ice (76000).

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#3 – 2013 Dark suited Batman With Black Wings

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Similar to his gray and blue winged counterpart, this airborne Batman is also rendered with a pair of black wings suited as he rounds up the five of the most notorious villains in Gotham. This black winged Batman is exclusively found in LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes – Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937).

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#2 – 2014 Dark Knight Batman and 2016 Armored Batman

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On the 2nd top spot comes a two-way tie as Stephen noticeably finds it hard not to consider these two candidates. First, we have the 2014 version of Batman straight from the Dark Knight Trilogy, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – The Tumbler (76023). This minifig version highlights an all-black color scheme for Batman, equipped with a copper-colored utility belt, with excellent details on the torso piece.

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On the same spot comes the 2016 Armored Batman as seen in the movie, Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice. This epic showdown between the Son of Krypton and the Bat of Gotham is captured in the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Clash of the Heroes (76044), where Batman comes in an exclusive armored suit.

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And the number one spot goes to…

 

#1 – The 2016 Classic TV Series Batman

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The iconic Batman from the Classic TV Series during the 1960s makes a comeback as LEGO releases the mammoth sized LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Batman Classic TV Series: Batcave (76052). Coming in at 2,526 this set features an exclusive set of minifigures only found in this build. The Batman Classic TV Series minifigure highlights the old school, but definitely cool looks of the Caped Crusader more than 50 years ago, which includes a bluish gray color scheme that sports the classic, yellow Batman logo. I guess nothing beats the classic.

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So there we have it – our Top 5 LEGO Batman Minifigure, handpicked and reviewed by Stephen. How about you, what is your fave Batman minifig? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

A Look At The 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars Minifigures and Contents.

The holidays are just around the corner, and for every LEGO enthusiast the yearly LEGO Advent Calendar provides a welcomed surprise worth waiting for. Thanks to Amazon France, we now have a sneak peek on what’s in store inside these Advent Calendars, focusing on LEGO’s three most successful themes. Clicking the links below will lead you to the product’s pre-order page.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 (75146) – Estimated to be at USD 38.99

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133) – Estimated to be at USD 22.99

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2016 (41131) – Estimated to be at USD 21.99

Since Amazon France has already revealed these 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars, we can expect them to appear locally anytime soon. Take a look at each of the theme’s contents through the images below.

 

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LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133)

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