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.

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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.

 

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2016 (41131)

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LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133)

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 (75146)

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New LEGO Minecraft Collectible Minifigures Announced.

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Hot off the trail of LEGO’s Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013) comes another minifig collection that will surely be a hit among LEGO and Minecraft fans. The LEGO Minecraft Team has recently announced via their Facebook page that they will be releasing for the first time ever, two Skin Packs that are basically new exclusive minifigures that can complement any LEGO Minecraft sets, as The Brick Fan reports. The Skin Packs will have set numbers 853609 and 853610 assigned to them.

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The Skin Packs include eight minifigures which includes a Camouflage wearing character, your usual Normal Guy in an everyday shirt, the Captain of the ship, a Cyborg looking minifigure, Knight (which looks like Boba Fett actually), a Crafter, Adventurer (which seems to take hint from Han Solo) and what the LEGO Minecraft Team refers to as the Full Moon guy.

We don’t have any info yet with regards to pricing, and where to get them but its September release date is not that far away so expect LEGO to be revealing more in the next few weeks. Given their serial numbers, it may suggest that they maybe exclusively available at all LEGO Brand Stores and at shop.LEGO.com.

Watch this video for a closer look of the LEGO Minecraft Collectible Skin Packs.

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Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013) Now Officially Revealed!

The much awaited LEGO CMF Series 16 (71013) is finally out! LEGO just made their official announcement via their Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the announcement also posted at shop.LEGO.com. Though the reveal is not really groundbreaking considering that the LEGO CMF Series 16 has already appeared at some Toys R Us stores and even at select LEGO Stores as well. Nevertheless, it’s good that TLG had come out with the announcement, together with the official names of the minifigures in the series. With a great feel guide at hand, landing your favorite Series 16 minifig is just a walk in the park.

Here’s LEGO’s official description of 71013, together with the names and taglines of each minifigure.

Collect the LEGO® Minifigures, Series 16—A story in every bag! 

Bring new and exciting play possibilities to existing LEGO® sets, with Series 16 of the LEGO Minifigures Collection, featuring a Desert Warrior, Penguin Boy, Ice Queen, Spy, Banana Guy, Hiker, Kickboxer, Spooky Boy, Rogue, Cyborg, Cute Little Devil, Dog Show Winner, Scallywag Pirate, Babysitter, Wildlife Photographer and a Mariachi. Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag, together with one or more accessories, plus a display plate and collector’s leaflet

  • Every minifigure comes with one or more accessories.
  • Collect this exciting new series of LEGO® Minifigures characters and create new and wonderful adventures.
  • Combine with LEGO® building sets for endless play possibilities.
  • Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains 1 of the 16 characters available in this collection. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you purchase more than one ‘mystery’ bag, you may receive 2 or more identical minifigures.

 

Ice Queen

Ice Queen

“Is it chilly in here, or is it just me?”

 

 

Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior

“I know every grain of sand in the desert. Many of them by name.”

 

 

Cyborg

Cyborg

“I’m the best of both worlds.”

 

 

Cute Little Devil

Cute Little Devil

“It wasn’t me!”

 

 

Spooky Boy

Spooky Boy
“I want to come play with you.”

 

 

Hiker

Hiker
“Huh, that rock looks familiar…”

 

 

Wildlife Photographer

Wildlife Photographer
“Who could feel cold when there’s nature to see?”

 

 

Kickboxer

Kickboxer

“Kicking and boxing – it’s the perfect combination!”

 

 

Scallywag Pirate

Scallywag Pirate

“Here’s the part where ye walk the plank!”

 

 

Penguin Boy

Penguin Boy

“I can’t come inside now, Mom. I’m marching across the Antarctic ice!”

 

 

Rogue

Rogue

“If you want to be a Rogue, you’ve got to run with the wolves.”

 

 

Dog Show Winner

Dog Show Winner

“Honestly, there’s no reason why we would lose!”

 

 

Mariachi

Mariachi
“Would you care for a serenade?”

 

 

Spy

Spy

“When there’s no chance of success, I’m on the job.”

 

 

Banana Guy

Banana Guy
“Did somebody say BANANA?!?”

 

 

Babysitter

Babysitter

“Everything is just so cute!”

Take A Look At This Neat Feel Guide For The LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 16 (71013).

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Since the report that some Toys R Us stores has already been selling the much awaited LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013), there has been some fair degree of confusion going on what is the actual  or official release date of this latest minifig series. There have been some initial reports that mention a September debut, alongside of the LEGO Disney Castle, as mentioned by CM4Sci over at Eurobricks.

However, there is a pretty good deal of evidence showing that most LEGO minifig collectors have already gotten their hands full with these latest LEGO minifigure collection, with some of them sharing their ‘feel guides’. Minifigure Price Guide and The Family Brick have both recently published their respective feel guides which we would like to summarize below. Images and pictures of individual minifigures are courtesy of Jang Bricks.

 

Ice Queen

Noticeable piece: the dress piece.

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Arabian Knight

Noticeable pieces: the sword hilt and the turban, you have to feel these two together.

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Cyborg

Noticeable pieces: the shoulder piece together with the gun is a clear hint.

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Imp Costume Kid

Noticeable pieces: it’s the short legs, pitch fork, and wings that clearly points to this minifigure.

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Spooky Boy

Noticeable pieces: just feel for the spider’s legs and the Spooky Tales book.

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Hiker Guy

Noticeable pieces: the bulky backpack and the map tile must go together since the Pirate also has a map with him. For added measure, try to feel for the 1×1 tile piece.

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Wildlife Photographer

Noticeable pieces: just feel for the penguin, camera, and hood.

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Kickboxer

Noticeable pieces: the long hair, helmet, and 1×1 cylinder brick are absolute giveaways.

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Pirate

Noticeable pieces: same as that of the Hiker Guy, feel for the Pirate’s map tile together with the sword.

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Penguin Kid

Noticeable pieces: short legs AND penguin head and arms. Feel for the ice skates for added measure.

010

 

Rogue

Noticeable pieces: feel for the bow and arrow, PLUS the headpiece.

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Dog Show Judge

Noticeable pieces: the dog and the trophy are all that you need to feel for in this one.

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Serenader

Noticeable pieces: it’s got to be the hat and guitar definitely.

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Spy

Noticeable pieces: feel for the dude’s spyglasses and the rope.

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Banana Guy

Noticeable piece: the big, banana costume piece is certainly easy to feel.

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Baby Sitter

Noticeable piece: it’s the baby and his baby bottle is all that you need to feel for, but added measure you may also try to feel for the head piece element which is unique to this minifigure.

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Here are more images courtesy of Minifigure Price Guide.

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Were you fortunate enough to get one of these Series 16 minifigures? Share us your find in the comments section below.

WATCH: Video Gameplay For LEGO Dimensions’ Sonic, Gizmo, And More Featured At The SDCC 2016.

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With the recent trailer of Sonic’s gameplay in LEGO Dimensions Series 2 now out, it will certainly be nice to see how the Blue Blur will interact with the rest of the gang. IGN’s Brian Altano and Marty Silva had an exclusive interview with LEGO Dimensions’ Game Director Arthur Parsons over at the San Diego Comic-Con where the latter also showcased the various abilities of the newest characters to be included in LEGO Dimensions. Watch the interview below and see how Sonic, Gizmo, and E.T. play around inside Jake and Finn’s Adventure Time Treehouse.

Obviously, Sonic’s strongest selling point is his lightning speed coupled with his Acrobat ability and pretty cool grind rail moves. Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities can be used to get him out of sticky situations, plus he comes with a great looking Rambo costume when he uses his ranged attacks. E.T. looks so cute as he moves along in LEGO Dimensions with his Illumination and Fix-It abilities. It’s a great time to be a kid of the 80s once more with all the modern and classic characters teaming together in one cool mashup video game.

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These LEGO Dimensions Series 2, Wave 2 expansion packs (or Wave 7 considering its continuity since Series 1) are due for release just in time for the holidays starting November 18, 2016, while Wave 6 is due to be out by September 27. Wildcard Toys have listed LEGO Dimensions Wave 6 for pre-order, featuring the LEGO Dimensions Adventure Time Team Pack (71246), LEGO Dimensions Harry Potter Team Pack (71247), LEGO Dimensions Mission Impossible Level Pack (71248), LEGO Dimensions The A-Team Fun Pack (71251), and the LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242).

 

More LEGO Dimensions Series 2 Official Images Revealed!

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Hot off the heels of our previous wrap up LEGO Dimensions Series 2, comes the official images of what we know as Wave 2 from this series coming from Hoth Bricks. These official images provide us with a better look of these much awaited sets which are expected to be available during the Fall of this year. These images may also be found over at Price Vortex under their LEGO Dimensions category.

 

71244 Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack  ($29.99)

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71253 Fantastic Beasts Story Pack  ($49.99)

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71256 Gremlins Team Pack  ($24.99)

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71257 Fantastic Beasts Tina Goldstein Fun Pack ($11.99)

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71258 ET The Extraterrestrial Fun Pack  ($11.99)

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71285 Adventure Time Marceline Fun Pack  ($11.99)

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I must say that they look better through these images. Those Sonic and Gizmo minifigures are definitely on my wishlist. Thanks again to Hoth Bricks for the tip.