Moko Does It Again With This Mecha Mickey Robo

When it comes to creative LEGO mechs, Master Builder Moko never runs out of wild ideas. From a transforming LEGO brick to a futuristic Mechatrobot, his creations never cease to surprise us with its simplicity and impressive articulation. So just imagine what happens when he gets his first LEGO Disney minifigures set – well, the result is one seriously hilarious mashup of Disney magic and action-packed Japanese anime. Enter the Mecha Mickey Robo.

Over at his Japanese blogsite, Moko confessed how excited he is upon getting his new Mickey Mouse minifigure, that he has to come up with a mecha build that is a fitting tribute to the most popular mouse on the face of the planet. Building on the charm and simplicity of Mickey, Moko came up with a down-to-earth, but pleasantly attractive Mecha Mickey Robo to complement the iconic character. If you’re familiar with Nintendo’s Kirby and his most recent game Kirby Robobot, you may have a pretty good grasp on where Moko is coming from.

Similar to his other builds, Moko’s trademark emphasis on articulation is very well seen in his Mickey Robo build. He also plans to make a similar ride both for Minnie and Donald Duck anytime soon. Just imagine a battalion of all your LEGO Disney minifigures on top of their own awesome mechs. That is one set that we will really look forward to. Just imagine how Ursula or Maleficent’s rides will be…So if you want to see more of Moko’s work or give him a compliment or two for his builds, you may drop him a note over his Flickr account or head over his blogsite.

 

 

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Amazon France Now Lists LEGO Minifigures Series 16 (71013) For Pre-order

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There has been a lot of speculation during the course of the months on what will be included in LEGO’s next wave of minifigures or more precisely, its Series 16 of minifigs. Frankly, there is a pretty accurate list of minifigures that has been going around the internet, with a leaked image of its polybag artwork that went online. The said image was still in its early design stages so its accuracy is still dubious – plus the fact that it was illegally distributed then.

As they say, good things come to those who wait because this time around, we have what it seems our first pre-order listing of the LEGO Minifigures Series 16 (71013) courtesy of Amazon France. Now we’re not quite sure if this is just a mess-up since there are several occasions where Amazon posted some items for pre-order only to take it down afterwards. In any case, here’s a screenshot in case the page is taken down.

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This listing from Amazon France was also posted by Price Vortex in their database under the LEGO minifigure category. If you may have noticed, Amazon France doesn’t have any official images of the said minifigure series yet, except for this picture that closely resembles the leaked image that went online last March.

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The site indicates that Series 16 is temporarily out of stock, with no estimated delivery date yet as of this writing. A rough Google translation gives us this product description with some light editing from our end.

Embark on exciting adventures with Series 16 LEGO collectible figures! Meet the desert warrior, penguin boy, the ice queen, the spy, banana boy, the hiker, the champion of boxing, boy scary, gross, the Cyborg, the little devil, the winner of the dog show the filibuster, the babysitter, wildlife photographer and Mariachi. Each “surprise bag” contains a splendid figure with one or more accessories, plus a baseplate to display your minifigure, a collector leaflet and a single set of code to unlock the character of the figure included in the super LEGO Minifigures Online (download and installation of the game required). Make sure you get permission from your parent or guardian before playing online.

The said description confirms what we have already heard from several forums on what minifigs will be included in Series 16. On a similar note, the Polish website of Toys R Us posted a thumbnail of what seems to be the minifigure ambassador of Series 16. Here’s a screenshot from TRU’s website, followed by a zoomed in image of Banana Man.

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Having our first look of Banana Man’s image makes us wonder if both Amazon France and TRU Poland have their share of official images for Series 16 already. We’ll keep you posted as soon as more news comes in, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show.

 

Source: Price Vortex

Exclusive LEGO Scooby-Doo Minifigure Polybag 30601 Found Over at eBay

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If you can recall, we reported that the lovable Great Dane is back in another original LEGO direct-to-dvd film, LEGO Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood. Similar to other home titles such as LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Justice League Gotham City Breakout, Haunted Hollywood also comes with an exclusive, limited edition Scooby Doo minifigure. Though these films are fun to watch and make a good addition to our home theater collection, most LEGO enthusiasts will find the exclusive minifig freebie as the most enticing selling point of the films. LEGO Scooby Doo Haunted Hollywood is now listed on Amazon for those who would like to avail a copy of the film, together with the Scooby minifigure that comes along with it.

Similar to the sightings that we have on the Nightwing (30606) minifigure, Minifig Price Guide reports that the exclusive LEGO Scooby Doo also comes in a polybag with a serial number of 30601 attached to it. The Great Dane’s 2-piece polybags were found over at eBay, with a handful of sellers offering them at ridiculously high prices of $12 to $25, considering that the film itself only costs at a discounted price of $16.99 at Amazon. Obviously, Amazon offers more value for your money on this one. Here are some pics posted by sellers on eBay.

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We’re not sure when until Amazon will have Haunted Hollywood on stock. As of this writing, Amazon or any other toy retailer has not listed the LEGO Scooby Doo Minifigure 30601 polybag separately. So if you’re raring to have Scooby in his minifig form without breaking the bank, the best choice as of now is to take advantage of Amazon’s discounted offer while supplies last.

 

Thanks Minifig Price Guide for the tip.

 

Take A Look At This Neat Infographic ‘Feel Guide’ for LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure (71012)

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We’re just a couple of days away from the much awaited release of LEGO Disney’s CMF 71012. With some fortunate souls able to grab their polybags early on at their local Target stores, the Brick Fan was kind enough to come up with this neat infographic ‘feel guide’ to help you feel your way through each of the blind bags. We mentioned before that that the Disney CMF’s box distribution allows you a 3 to 4 probability of getting the minifig that you want – with the equally annoying result of getting 2 to 3 duplicates at the same time. The only big question is: what are the things that you need to consider while feeling your way through those 60 or so blind bags?

Take a look at this guide.

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Overall, LEGO Disney’s Collectible Minifigures may look like easy to feel in theory, but for some minifig fans and veteran collectors, 71012’s pieces are the most difficult to feel inside their blind bags. This video of YouTuber Coconuthead Productions might as well provide additional help in landing the LEGO Disney minifigs that you’ve always wanted.

We hope these tips will help you out once the Disney LEGO minifigures officially arrives on May 1.

 

LEGO DISNEY COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES (71012) SPOTTED AT A TARGET STORE IN DENVER, COLORADO

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Ahead of its much awaited release on May 1, LEGO’s Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012) has finally landed in the US and is now making its way into some local Target stores. Case in point is a post that was shared by alex_mk3 over at Reddit where he said that his local Target store in Denver, Colorado has offered to sell the said CMF and he himself was able to buy six of it. Here’s a snapshot of what he got from the blind bags.

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Feeling his way on the bags for almost an hour, he was able to get a hold on Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Buzz Lightyear and the Pizza Planet Alien. Admittedly, alex_mk3 says that by far, the Disney CMF is the most difficult to feel the pieces. “Let me just start off by saying that I’ve collected all series since they came out and this is by far the most difficult to feel the pieces. Took me a whole hour just to find the six I bought,” alex_mk3 says. The photo below shows the barcode behind the packaging. One Reddit user pointed out that LEGO stopped using unique barcodes for each distinct minifig since after Series 1. As it seems, the best way to know what’s inside the blind bag is to feel your way onto them.

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Further down the thread, it was also revealed that the DPCI indicated on the receipt was 204001379. DPCI, which stands for Department, Class, Item, is a convenient way to check and see if your local Target store has a specific item before heading out. However, a quick search using a Target Inventory Checker did not yield any positive finds.

Unfortunately by now, Target’s offering might have sold out already. According to alex_mk3, “They had about 20 left. Looks like they only had one box because I asked if they had more and they said no.”

Though we feel that some stores may have the LEGO Disney CMF already, we don’t necessarily recommend that we rush out for a frenzied search for these collectibles. If indeed Target has them in stock, it will be wise for them to hold back until May 1 arrives. In case you discover any similar finds in your local stores, be kind enough to let us know in the comments section below.

 

 

Thanks Brick Fan for the heads up.

 

LEGO GERMAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM DFB COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES (71014) OFFICIALLY REVEALED

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Yesterday, we gave you our first look on the LEGO DFB Die Mannschaft (71014) through a photo that was shared via Promobricks. Dubbed as the ‘smallest press conference in the world’, LEGO finally unveiled the newest set of collectible minifigures that fans of fussball will be raring to have. It took me a while to figure out why it was called the ‘smallest press conference on the planet’, until I saw LEGO’s official ‘coverage’ below.

Though the video is in German, it is clear how LEGO built up the excitement until the players of the German National Team came up to the stage, officially announcing the line up in this CMF series.

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The players included in this set are:

  • Joachim Löw (Trainer)
  • Manuel Neuer (#1, goalie)
  • Jérôme Boateng (#17)
  • Mats Hummels (#5)
  • Benedikt Höwedes (#4)
  • Shkodran Mustafi (#2)
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger (#7)
  • Mesut Özil (#3)
  • Thomas Müller (#13)
  • Toni Kroos (#18)
  • Sami Khedira (#6)
  • André Schürrle (#9)
  • Marco Reus (#21)
  • Christoph Kramer (#20)
  • Mario Götze (#19)
  • Max Kruse (#23)

I guess Eurobrick’s Robert8 was pretty close in his prediction yesterday, landing 11 correct guesses out of the 16 minifigs included in this set. It was also officially confirmed that this CMF will be available only in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland starting May 14 and will retail at 2.99 Euros or more than 3 US dollars each. CMF collectors in the US or in any part of the world would probably need to head over to eBay if they wish to add these to their collection. Given the kinds of elements that were used to them, and considering that physically it is only the headpiece that are varied, it will be seriously difficult to feel your way on their packaging. It is only coach Joachim Löw’s minifig that has a unique identifier due to the clipboard element that is added to it.

In case you can’t wait to see how these minifigures look like, our brick-loving pal over at zusammengebaut.com was able to get his hands on five of these blind bags ahead of its release a month from now. He was kind enough to post how the bag itself looks like, including the minifig checklist, and cool ‘unboxing’ video that shows the contents of each bag.

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LEGO GERMAN FOOTBALL TEAM DFB COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURE (71014) TO BE UNVEILED ON APRIL 12

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Earlier this year, we reported that LEGO confirmed a new line of Collectible Minifigure (CMF) that focuses exclusively on Germany’s football team the DFB, Die Mannschaft (simply dubbed as ‘The Team’) set to be released on May 14th. Announced during the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, the said CMF will feature 16 collectible minifigures though it wasn’t mentioned who among the Team’s players will be included to enjoy the distinct recognition of being LEGOlized  in  minifigure form. Watch the Nuremberg announcement below.

German LEGO fan site Promo Bricks just reported a ‘Save-The-Date’ invitation for the CMF’s great reveal scheduled for April 12. The Team’s minifigures (71014) will be introduced via live streaming along with one of the members of Germany’s DFB. With the much awaited reveal of LEGO’s official Disney CMF, this latest minifigure series is sure to be another hit among minifigure collectors. Though it was already announced that the Team’s minifigures will only be available in Germany, we’re still hoping that these minifigures will find their way here in the US, and that LEGO will eventually expand this offering to all football fans around the world.

We’ll keep you updated on the developments of this unveiling especially as we wait for the details of the weblink in which we can watch the live stream. We can expect more news from Promo Bricks within the next two weeks, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show.

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A CLOSER LOOK AT EACH OFFICIAL LEGO DISNEY COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURE

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And they’re finally here! It was only yesterday when Jason brought us the first official image of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series (71012) and it was awesome! Most of us have been waiting for its release and have been talking a lot about it since news came out of a legitimate box art that showcases the 18 Disney CMFs belonging to this series.

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Top row: SyndromeArielAladdinCaptain HookDonald DuckMinnie MouseMickey MouseDaisy DuckMaleficent.

Bottom row: StitchUrsulaAlice (in Wonderland)Cheshire CatPeter PanMr. IncredibleBuzz LightyearPizza Planet AlienGenie.

 

Lego Gizmodo came up with pretty decent close ups of each Disney minifigure as provided by LEGO and Disney, and they are gorgeous up close and personal. Take a look.

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The reveal was announced via LEGO’s Facebook page. They will be available at major toy retailers, as well as at shop.LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores nationwide in May, retailing at $3.99 each. Here’s LEGO’s official press release of the Disney Collectible Minifigure Series.

New LEGO® Minifigures Series Features First-Ever Disney Character Edition

– LEGO Minifigures Collection Features 18 Iconic Disney Characters –

BILLUND, Denmark (March 29, 2016) – The LEGO Group today announced its 18th collection of LEGO® Minifigures starring some of The Walt Disney Company’s most beloved characters inspired by stories from across the entire Disney universe. Eighteen new minifigures bring to life in LEGO form for the first time the playful personalities of some of the most iconic characters from Disney classics such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to Disney·Pixar favorites like The Incredibles and Toy Story.

“For more than 16 years, fans have been recreating their most beloved Disney stories through LEGO play,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “This year, we’re excited to give them a diverse collection of Disney characters from classic storylines, to never-before-seen LEGO likenesses of Disney icons in order to further the creative play possibilities for Disney and LEGO fans alike.”

This collectible series of LEGO Minifigures will be widely available for purchase in all major toy retailers, as well as at shop.LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores nationwide in May, with a suggested retail price of $3.99 (USD) each.

Disney Animated Classics Characters

From Disney’s collection of timeless animated characters, the LEGO Group introduces minifigure versions of the beloved Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse characters, their temperamental friend Donald Duck, and his leading lady, Daisy Duck. Enthusiasts of 1950s Disney stories will appreciate the inclusion of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and the evil witch Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. Disney fans will also love minifigure versions of Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid and the beloved Genie and Aladdin from the fictional city of Agrabah featured in Aladdin, plus the ultimate alien friend, Stitch, from Lilo & Stitch.

Disney·Pixar-Inspired Heroes and Villains

Two Disney·Pixar characters never-before-seen in the LEGO world become minifigures – Mr. Incredible and archenemy Syndrome from Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles. Additionally, fans can collect minifigure versions of two icons from the beloved Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story – Buzz Lightyear and the squeak-toy Alien from Pizza Planet.

 

Official LEGO Disney Minifigure Series Announced, Image

The LEGO Disney collectible minifigures were officially announced today over on the Disney Parks blog and the LEGO Facebook page.

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The release date will be May 1st at a retail price of $3.99 each.

Top row: Syndrome, Ariel, Aladdin, Captain Hook, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Maleficent.

Bottom row: Stitch, Ursula, Alice (in Wonderland), Cheshire Cat, Peter Pan, Mr. Incredible, Buzz Lightyear, Pizza Planet Alien, Genie.

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