A SECOND LOOK AT THE “OFFICIAL” LEGO DISNEY MINIFIGURE COLLECTION

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Jason and Stephen posted what seems to be a legitimate box art for LEGO’s next wave of minifigures: the LEGO Disney Minifigures or 71012. A quick scan over the internet reveals that for most part, this image has been shared and discussed over LEGO fan forums and discussion boards.

Lego.gizmodo.com even came up with a brushed up, color-corrected and cleaned version of the purported image (via Photoshop), only to be ‘asked’ by LEGO PRs to have it removed from their site. Now isn’t that something… I guess PR really did some good promotions there.

Anyways, there seems to be one common thread among them and that is the source of this ‘shared’ image – and the firm conviction among highly respectable forum members who are in-the-know that this indeed 100% authentic. Forum members that goes by the name CM4Sci inEurobricks and CM4S in Bricksetforum was actively sharing the good news among other members. Though I have a strong feeling that they may be one and same for pretty ‘obvious’ reasons.

Comments from members were somewhat mixed and varied. However, another quick scan will show that there are some favorites that are slowly emerging, and some that are well, not so hopeful.

The ‘hopefuls’ in this much awaited Disney minifig set are, in no particular order:

  • Maleficent
  • The Cheshire Cat
  • Syndrome
  • Pizza Planet Alien
  • Daisy and Donald Duck
  • Stitch
  • Ursula
  • Hook
  • Aladdin
  • Ariel
  • Peter Pan

The ‘dreadfuls’ whom some fans would avoid picking up:

  • Mickey and Minnie mouse for “looking more like mascots” according to one forum member
  • Buzz Lightyear, which looks off as compared to his first minifigure rendition (which is also by the way looks even cooler).
  • Alice, since she looks a little bit out of proportions.
  • Mr. Incredible having hair which makes him look more like a grown up dash, says another forum member.
  • Genie which will somehow look better if the head came from a moulded figure.

As we always say, these things must be taken with a grain of salt. We will wait until the official set hit stores on May this year and will give you our impressions about it. So what do you think about this? Do you have your own lists of ‘hopefuls’ and ‘dreadfuls’? Let us know at the comments section below

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DK’S “LEGO STAR WARS: CHRONICLES OF THE FORCE” PLUS EXCLUSIVE MINIFIGURE OFFICIALLY REVEALED

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Several months, ago prior to the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Amazon announced the release of a new DK Publishing book that will help any young Padawan learner explore the bricktastic Star Wars galaxy. Just recently, the movie’s website officially announced the full-details of the newest Dorling Kindersley book about the galaxy far, far away retold in a fun and entertaining way that only LEGO can deliver.

Here’s the full description as quoted from Starwars.com, as well the great reveal on the exclusive Star Wars The Force Awakens minifigure.

Looking to learn the ways of the brick side of the Force? DK Publishing is your master now.

StarWars.com is excited to reveal LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force, an in-depth, photo-filled companion to LEGO Star Wars, coming in June from DK. Written by veteran Star Wars authors Adam Bray and Cole Horton, the new tome spans the entire saga, featuring detailed information on the latest sets and minifigures of the LEGO Star Wars galaxy — and comes with an exclusive minifigure of its own. Meet “Unkar’s Brute,” one of the junk trader and thugs employed by Unkar Plutt from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available only with LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force.

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Based on the above photo, the ‘Unkar’s Thug’ minifigure comes with a sand, brown color combination staying true to the harsh desolate environment of the planet Jakku. The minifig’s torso also closely resembles the old, tattered shirt of Unkar’s desert minion. While the head is a little far off from the actual character, it will be better if a helmet is added as seen from the movie. Overall, the minifigure is great and its exclusivity gives it a more “take me” appeal.

DK also has something for all LEGO Star Wars trivia lovers out there. Starting May, DK will release its Ultimate Factivity Collection: LEGO Star Wars. Designed for all Star Wars sages and Jedi in-training, it will test your knowledge across the Star Wars galaxy through cool activities, games, and puzzles jam packed together with a set of more than 500 collectible stickers. Here’s the official cover of DK’s LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Factivity Collection.

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DK’s LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force will be available in hardcover by June 7, and can be preordered through Amazon.  The Ultimate Factivity Collection: LEGO Star Wars activity book will be available in paperback by May 3, and can also be preordered via Amazon.

IS THIS THE LEGO ‘BUCCANEER BATMAN’ MINIFIGURE?

There has been some buzz going around certain LEGO fan forums since last October hinting on the possibility that the exclusive minifigure to be offered by Dorling Kindersley (DK) on its upcoming book title, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia will be the much rumored ‘Buccaneer Batman’. Though just2good, the guy responsible for dropping the bombshell did not mention any details nor the source of his info, he seems to be utterly convinced about it.

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Now with the recent digital HD release of another direct-to-video LEGO movie, “LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash”, there might be some grain of truth on what just2good was so adamant about.  For those who have ordered a digital copy of this latest LEGO movie last February 9, they might notice something of an Easter egg on one of the scenes. This is when the DC heroes travelled back in time where Batman was found wearing the ‘right’ costume for the job. Here are some snapshots that TheBrickFan.com and French-based website, Brickheroes.com just shared with us. You may want to turn on your browser’s translator if you want to read the rest of the page.

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Again, it is wise not to jump to any conclusions at this time and we simply have to take things with a grain of salt. Recent developments may lead us to conclude that this will be the next Batman minifig, but truth be told it is all but speculations at this point. So for now, we just have to wait until we get our hands on DK’s latest LEGO book. Here’s a draft on how the book’s cover might look like, and a brief introduction on what to expect of DK’s LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia:

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“LEGO® DC Comics™ Character Encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, including Batman, Superman, and their friends and foes.

“Learn little-known facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, the Joker, and Wonder Woman. Find out details on the various sets and where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets, and amazing vehicles.

“Featuring an exclusive minifigure, LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is the must-have guide to the LEGO DC Comics minifigures.”

The LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is now available for pre-order at Amazon retailing at $14.24, due for release on April 5, 2016. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash is now available for download on digital HD format, while DVD and Blu-Ray versions will be available next week, March 1, 2016.

So are you convinced that this is the next Batman minifig? Hit the comments button below and let us know what you think.

LEGO Unveils First Minifigure in a Wheelchair in LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134)

A few days ago, LEGO released what could be its first person with disability minifigure. It was spotted by Promobricks at the Nuremberg, Germany and London toy fairs, photos of which were posted on their blog site and shared with the website. The first ever minifigure on a wheelchair is part of the newest set, LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134) City People Pack, and also includes an ice-cream vendor, cyclist, and picnickers and a host of other minifigs in a new park scene. The said PWD minifig depicts a young, cool guy donning a beanie and a hoodie together with his companion dog.

It caused quite a stir across social media because as we said, it’s a first for a LEGO – and a good one to. The sighting of this new minifigure is significant since the company has been bombarded recently with accusations for its lack of diversity, and stereotyping. LEGO in fact received a barrage of criticism from educators and activists, for releasing an elderly minifig with a wheelchair as part of the Duplo line which caters to toddlers and preschool aged children. According to its critics, the introduction of such figures in a toy system intended for very young kids reinforces the stereotypical image of elderly people as unproductive members of the larger society.

Now with the introduction of its first ever, wheel-chair riding minifigures in LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134), The LEGO Group might receive its needed PR boost. #ToyLikeMe co-founder Rebecca Atkinson, which spearheaded a petition at Change.org, managed to gather 20,000 signatures which lobbied Lego to include people with disabilities minifigures in its sets.  This could be a second milestone with regards to the issue of sensitivity and diversity among toy manufacturers, the first being with Mattel’s releasing of new body types for the world’s most famous doll, Barbie.

According to a written statement by Atkinson, “The whole issue came as a bit of a shock to me, because you can get tons of LEGO superhero figures, pretty much any kind you want. And there are disabled superheroes! But I looked it up. They do not have official LEGO Professor X figs or Barbara Gordon/Oracle figs. They don’t even have Stephen Hawking!” Though as the brick company claims, the LEGO system offers endless possibilities in coming up with figures that can be customized by any child to approximate his environment, it is the company’s official acknowledgment that activists were seeking.

The #ToyLikeMe organizers took this as a very positive gesture, and joyfully wrote on their campaign page, “We’ve got genuine tears of joy right now … LEGO has just rocked our brick-built world!”

“It’s pretty momentous, even though it’s just a little toy. It’s about the message behind it, which is far, far bigger than a little one-inch-tall plastic guy.”, Atkinson said.

LEGO will begin to offer this unique minifig through their LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134) City People Pack beginning July of this year. For now, check out this video from Promobricks regarding set 60134 as they spotted this during the Nuremberg Toy Fair. The featured image above is courtesy of Promobricks.

 

Official Series 15 LEGO Minifigure Images!

The official images for all 16 of Series 15 LEGO Minifigures are now available. Here is a look at them all. After you scroll down and view, leave a comment about which of them you like most.

Animal Control

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Astronaut

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Ballerina

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Clumsy Guy

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Farmer

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Faun

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Flying Warrior

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Frightening Knight

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Janitor

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Jewel Thief

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Kendo Fighter

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Laser Mech

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Queen

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Shark Suit Guy

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Tribal Woman

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Wrestling Champion

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The LEGO Ninjago Jay Minifigures (2011 – 2015)

So, lately we have gathered our full collection of LEGO Ninjago characters and put together every single LEGO Jay minifigure ever released! So much fun! Here in the video we show you each and every one. You will also find a poll below the video asking you which one you like the best! Watch the video or view the pictures below and cast your vote!

Full LEGO Jay Minifigure Collection
Full LEGO Jay Minifigure Collection

 

AIRJITZU

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DEEPSTONE

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LEGO DIMENSIONS

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DX – DRAGON SUIT

LEGO Dragon Suit DX Jay Minifigure

 

TOURNAMENT OF ELEMENTS

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ZX

LEGO Jay ZX Minifigure

 

KENDO

LEGO Kendo Jay

 

KIMONO – ELEMENTAL ROBE

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NRG

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TECHNO ROBE – REBOOTED

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ZUKIN

LEGO Zukin Jay Minifigure

 

MICROFIGURE

Microfigure Jay Ninjago

 

ORIGINAL

Original LEGO Jay

New LEGO Justice League Coming…Exclusive Saturn Girl Minifigure?

The Amazon UK website has listed a new movie, LEGO Justice League: Gotham Unleashed. Now, this seems to be another LEGO Justice League release slated for next year. As with all of these releases we should expect another excusive minifigure included. Many are speculating that minifigure will be Saturn Girl as it would complete the collection along with Lightning Lad (Target Gift Box Set), Cosmic Boy (Justice League: Cosmic Clash).

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Disney Minifigure Series To Get 18 Minifigures!

The Brick Pirate forum revealed today that we will be getting 18 minifigures in the coming Disney series. We typically get 16 minifigures per series, so this is a bit of a surprise. Rumor has it that Peter Pan and Captain Hook will be 2 of the 18 minifigures.

Some speculate that Mickey Mouse is also a very likely choice. Release date for the Disney Minifigures series is May of 2016.

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