Here’s something that will put a smile on Benny’s face. Amazon UK has listed a new LEGO book offering from DK Publishing and it comes with a freebie that LEGO fans of the classic Space genre will be raring to have. The LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) will be released later this year with an exciting new minifig that most of us will love to have – an orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifigure!
This new LEGO book chronicles the journey of the iconic LEGO minifigure, with an updated roster of the best minifigures around since 1978. Like most LEGO books released by DK, its quite obvious that the huge selling point of this upcoming book is the exclusive minifig that goes with it. Aside from having a cool reference material to the evolution of the LEGO minifig, this orange variant of the LEGO Classic Spaceman is a must-have for fans of the classic theme. If you already own the LEGO Movie2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) set, then be sure to keep this DK offering under your radar. It will surely be a welcome gesture if LEGO will eventually consider re-releasing it’s Classic Space theme, similar to what they did with their 2015’s series of Pirates-inspired sets. But for now, other than Benny and his gang from the LEGO Movie 2, the closest that we currently have similar to this will be the LEGO City Space sets from last year.
Amazon UK is already accepting pre-orders as early as now, with the LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) tagged at £30.00. I’ll provide you with updates once this book appears in US stores or at Amazon US. Here’s a quick blurb of this new LEGO book.
LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition)
Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure with this new edition – featuring an exclusive spaceman minifigure!
Why don’t minifigures have ears? Which minifigure has appeared in the most ever sets? Which minifigure has a wolf alter ego?
This updated edition highlights the best minifigures from every year since 1978. Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rare minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIE™, LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry Potter™ and many more. Discover the evolution of minifigure design from past to present and explore their accessories and sets.
From divers, astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes, firefighters and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade!
Disney+ has wrapped up the first season of its hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and now is the perfect time to show some LEGO love to the gunslingin’ galactic outcast that we all learned to admire. The show’s second season is still far off, and while we linger on some of the cliffhangers from the previous season, let’s take a look at what could probably be LEGO’s ultimate tribute to the most honorable warrior tribe of the Star Wars galaxy. And if you’re still pondering on whether or not to get the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267), then read on and take a look at what this latest LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack has to offer.
Since the early release of the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) at LEGO Shop@Home’s UK portal a couple of days ago, the highly sought after minifigure pack is now on backorder status. I guess that says more than enough to the popularity of this set which is slated to be offered in the US come January 1st. The set comes in 102 pieces and is expected to retail in the US for 15 bucks.
When I first saw this pop up in the LEGO online store, my first reaction was just “wow”. I may not be a hardcore Star Wars fan myself, but seeing the level of love that LEGO designers poured out to this set immediately pulled some heartstrings. The set evoked the same admiration that I felt when I first saw the LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841), that it leaves little room for debate on whether or not I’m going to get it.
The Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) features four minifigure characters from the battle-torn warrior tribe and is the second set that is specifically tied-in to the Disney+ series following the LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider (75254). In fact, it is the first Battle Pack in the Star Wars theme to receive such a varied treatment. Needless to say, its a huge improvement from what LEGO offered back in 2011 with the LEGO Star Wars The Clone Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914), which featured minifigure characters of the same design. I will even dare say that apart from the Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack (75167), there is no other collection that features such a wide spectrum of characters in a single LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack. Moreover, the unique designs of each of the minifigure on the current iteration not only highlights the thoughtful creative process that went through them but also a careful retelling of the hardships that this battle-weary tribe has to endure.
If there is another thing that endears me to this set is the story that it conveys that superbly coincides with the events that transpired in the current Disney+ series. The designers are sensitive enough to include additional details in the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) that ensure the minifigures will be faithful in showing the tribe’s pursuit of establishing their once-proud clan. From the tribe’s battle-scarred armor brought about by their countless skirmishes with the remnants of the fallen empire to their attempts of establishing a name of their own through their customized armors, the varied colors of each minifigure also give a certain distinct personality for these minifigure characters. And if you will look closely, you’ll also notice that none of their individual designs are repeated. From their colors, helmet designs, and even their armors’ knicks and scratches, all of them are unique in their selves. This is what I really love about LEGO – the level of detail and the effort that they will go through in conveying the story behind these characters is really outstanding.
If there is one thing that I would like to see improved in this set is the fact the designers opted for stud-shooting blasters instead of the unique weapons that we saw them wield on Episode 3 of the series. I would love to see, for example, several heavy infantry minifigure accessories and that jetpack that the lead character eagerly wanted to have. Though the speeder bike is an above-average build for this type of set, the defense fort may need a bit of improvement. But considering the piece restrictions that the designers need to work with, then I guess its not such a big deal in the long run.
In conclusion, the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) is a piece of LEGO Star Wars memorabilia that you certainly want to take hold of. Its current backorder status over at UK LEGO Shop@Home proves how much it is in demand. And with its upcoming North America release on January 1st, you need to be quick in making your purchases. However, you might be interested to know that our official storefront – The Brick Show Shop – is also featuring these LEGO Star Wars warrior minifigs, and much more. You may check them out by clicking on the following images below which will lead you directly to our store.
So what do you think about this set? Is this on the top of your “must-have” list for January 1? Let me know in the comments below.
If you recall back in 2016, when things are still smooth sailing between the LEGO Group and Warner Bros, a grand plan was made to bring the LEGO brand at the forefront of mainstream media. Riding on the success of The LEGO Movie back in 2014, more films were slated to be released following the footsteps of the LEGO Group’s first theatrical endeavor. Though we saw the success of the LEGO Batman Movie, the next two brick-films – the LEGO Ninjago Movie and the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – were not that close to what their predecessors managed to achieve. So it doesn’t come as a surprise if LEGO and Warner Bros. eventually decided to pull the plug on yet another possible theatrical collaboration. The Billion Brick Race was initially planned for release sometime in May this year, but unfortunately, we will never see this film on the big screen. And these include potential LEGO tie-in sets that it may come about later on.
However, such setbacks did not discourage the film’s would-be director to share some of his minifigure character designs for The Billion Brick Race. Jorge R. Gutirrez, who also helmed the animated film, The Book of Life, took to Twitter to share some of his initial character sketches of the colorful characters that were expected to appear in the film. Take a look.
I found the character designs from my take for the LEGO film I was trying to get going at WB. With LEGO leaving WB I think these are safe to show. pic.twitter.com/bt2sNc2siv
Since the shelving of the film project and Jorge’s departure from Warner Bros, he saw it fitting to share his creation with the rest of the world and to the LEGO fan community in particular. There is no clear definite plot yet regarding The Billion Brick Race, but the way the characters were designed gives us a grasp of the overall feel of the film.
Admittedly, Jorge incorporated some of the 80s and 90s pop icons and symbols and fused it with his signature art design. I also appreciate what he did coming up with a LEGO minifigure character in a wheelchair. The diversity that he introduces with regards to these minifig character sketches is also admirable, together with his keen attention to detail. Just take a look at tattoos on some of the minifigs’ arms.
One particular point of interest is the oversized minifigure of what I think is a wrestler which follows the same mold as that of Axl from the now discontinuedLEGO Nexo Knights. I feel that this form of minifigure has a lot of potential for a LEGO set but sadly, we don’t see it further developed after the end of Nexo Knights and now much more with the shelving of The Billion Brick Race.
Who knows if Universal will eventually pick up where Warner Bros left have of with regards to this would-be brickfilm. I personally want to see this next LEGO film happen, and perhaps we just have to wait and see if the LEGO Group and Universal will put this back on the table.
If you had the opportunity of grabbing almost all of the LEGO books that were released this year, then you may want to add this next one to your must-have list of collectible LEGO books. And those who are looking forward to DK’s annual LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia will also be glad to know that it will also include once more an exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure. For 2020, LEGO is paying homage once more to one of the most controversial and influential Sith Lord of the Star Wars saga. A never-before-seen, exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure will come as a freebie for those who will opt to purchase the said DK offering when it arrives at bookstores on April 7, 2020 as listed via Amazon. Read on for the details of this new LEGO DK book.
Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy!
DK’s LEGO® Star Wars™ Character Encyclopedia: New Edition is updated to include all the latest and new LEGO Star Wars minifigures! Meet amazing minifigures from all the Star Wars movies-including new minifigures from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Discover incredible LEGO Star Wars facts, such as which minifigures are rare and which minifigures have exclusive printings, parts, and accessories. This new updated edition contains more than 200 best-loved minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Rey, Kylo Ren, and BB-8. The book also comes with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure!
From the looks of this minifig, it seems to be our first minifigure iteration of the infamous Sith as we see him in the spin-off film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. For most audiences and Star Wars fans, Darth Maul’s cliff hanger appearance at the end of the film shows how much the Dark Lord is still instrumental to the events leading to the classic Star Wars trilogy. Having this new LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul minifigure as an exclusive freebie for this book, in my opinion, is an excellent choice.
If you wish to be guaranteed a copy of this newest edition of DK’s LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, then be sure to visit the above links and place your pre-order. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads up.
For those of you (myself included) who would like to have an idea regarding the box distribution of LEGO’s hottest CMF as of to date, then read on for more details. We’re just counting the days before the year closes which also marks the official release of the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures (71026). And in case you’re wondering about the odds in which you can get your fave LEGO DC minifig character, then Brickset gives us an early tip on the series’ box distribution.
The good news about this latest CMF series is that at the very least, you’ll get three copies of the same minifigure. This is somewhat an improvement as compared to other licensed CMF series such as the LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures (71022). If you recall, this particular CMF has 2 copies of some of its characters, with a sort of a chase minifig of Percival Graves thrown into the box. Gladly, this is not the case for the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigure (71026) that guarantees 3 complete sets of 16 characters right out of the box.
Like ones before it, this LEGO DC CMF comes in 60 blind bags per box with the following distribution. As a side note, each of these DC minfig characters is now listed at our official storefront over at the Brick Show Shop. Just click on the links below to find out more about this offer.
In my opinion, having 3 complete sets outright is a nice incentive to get a box of this CMF, especially if you intend to redistribute them later on. Aside from having a collection of your own, you still have two complete sets that you may share with your other LEGO-loving buddies. However, the expected price tag for each of these blind bags may somehow discourage other buyers. There have been rumors that this CMF series will experience a price bump once 2020 kicks in, ramping up the cost per blind bag by an additional dollar. We have to wait and see if indeed this collectible minifigs will be sold for $4.99 USD each as compared to other licensed series like those of the Harry Potter (71022) and the Disney Series 2 (71024) CMFs when they debuted in the market at $3.99 per bag. If this indeed will be the case, then I guess it will leave a lot of LEGO fans a bit disappointed since this may start the trend of an eventual price increase among future CMF releases later on.
So what do you think? Will you collect all of the DC characters in this latest LEGO collectible minifigure series? Let us know what you think about the LEGO DC Super Heroes Collectible Minifigures in the comments below.
After a Japanese online store gave us our first glimpse of the next hottest CMF series to watch out for, UK-based The Minifigure Store now provides a closer look at each character included in the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) series.
This latest series features 16 classic and modern renditions of DC Comics’ characters that we’ve known. The list is impressive in my opinion, and more so when I see up close the design and accessories that go with them. I’ve always been a fan of the classic comic book characters, so I’m surely looking forward to having that Jay Garrick version of The Flash, that Detective Comics No. 27 accessory from the Bat-Mite, and that Classic Batman from the Golden Age of comics. For Green Lantern fans, you’ll be glad to know that we’re finally getting a proper lantern accessory both for Classic Sinestro and Simon Baz. I hope that similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Batman Movie Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020) CMF, we’ll get another wave of DC Comics minifigs in the future. A Marvel Superheroes CMF will also be nice if LEGO has it on the works.
After almost two months since their list went out over the internet, more and more images are now being released by third-party retailers giving us a better (and official) look at the upcoming LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026). These first official images were made available by Japanese online store Bic Camera, which shows how the series’ box and individual blind bags will look like. Though I’m still hoping to see a more detailed view of each of these minifigures, this first glimpse is certainly a welcomed one.
The LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) highlights both the classic and more modern rendition of DC superheroes and villains that we learned to love and hate. With the wealth of DC characters around, it’s realistic to assume that not all LEGO DC fans will be thrilled with this selection. However, I’m pretty sure that there’s a LEGO DC minifig from this collection that will surely endear to any LEGO and DC fan. I’m a sucker for the classics, so I’m hoping to get those Jay Garrick Flash and first issue Batman from Detective Comics #1. It’s also nice of LEGO to add additional pieces for each blind bag that allows you to strike that superhero minfig ‘pose’ for your collectibles.
As I’ve mentioned before, this latest CMF will include the following characters:
The Brick Show’s official online shop has updated its database to include a listing for all these CMFs, so be sure to check them out once the clock ticks at 12midnight of January 1st, 2020. We don’t have an exact price tag yet for each of the series’ blind bags, but we can expect this to retail for the $4.99 USD once it arrives in the US.
Stay tuned for more updates, especially when LEGO releases more close-up images. Thanks to Promobricks for the heads up and the additional images.
Back in May, it was announced that Dreamworks have entered into a partnership with LEGO as part of its efforts to boost marketing for its upcoming film Trolls World Tour, as a sequel for its 2016 self-titled movie Trolls. The said sequel is slated to arrive in theaters in April next year, but it seems that early as now, we are catching a glimpse of how these LEGO Trolls minifigures will turn out.
Thanks once more to FalconFan1414 over on Instagram, we can now partially see how these tie-in minifigs will look like. Actually, the image below can be seen from the pages of the upcoming November 2019 issue of the LEGO Life Magazine, where you can see the silhouettes of the minifigure versions of Branch, Poppy and Queen Barb as seen in the film.
Though the image that FalconFan1414 shared wasn’t that clear, one can immediately notice that this series of minifigs is a first of its kind. When this new LEGO theme was announced earlier this year, I was actually hoping for new minifig heads that may, well, feature some trolls’ hair that made the toy series popular back in the 80s. I know now that its a longshot, and that the process of adding synthetic hair on minifigure headpieces is perhaps technically difficult and close to impossible.
Nevertheless, these LEGO Trolls minifigures share a common feature of having oversized heads for that matter, and it looks like the headpieces are made of a single head mold. Such feature accounts for the disproportionally large heads of these minifigs, given that they also come with short legs. You may not be a fan of such minifigure designs, but I have to admire the color scheme on these minifig characters including the dual printing that comes with their arms.
We don’t have an exact date on when these LEGO Trolls sets will be out, but I guess its safe to say that official word will be out sometime in January 2020 where LEGO traditionally releases a huge update on its upcoming sets for the first half of the year. Trolls World Tour is scheduled for a theatrical release in the US on April 17, 2020.
We now a glimpse of the entire roster of the rumored LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026) characters, courtesy of a reliable source from the LEGO fan community. Rumors have been steadilyrising on which DC Comics characters will make it to the circle of 16 minifigures included in this upcoming collectible minifigure series, and thanks to 1414falconfan, he managed to compile an interesting list of all the DC characters that are expected to be included in this series. Check out this nifty compilation below.
Though this listing is not 100% conclusive until such time that LEGO gives its official press release, it is fair to say that this confirms what we know so far about the first names of DC superheroes and villains that will be included.
As you can see, the final four characters to close this circle are Bat-Mite, Jay Garrick’s original version of the Flash, Joker from The Dark Knight Returns comics and a newer version of Superman from the New 52 series. I’m really excited about that Jay Garrick and Joker minifigs, and can’t wait to see their renditions in minifigure formats.
This list may seem quite odd and random at first, but seeing how it is a mixture of both classic and new characters spanning the entire history of DC comic books, will perhaps make it one of LEGO’s most sought after CMF series. I can just imagine how LEGO product designers burned the midnight oil in figuring out which character will be included to this list of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026). I know not every LEGO and DC fans will be pleased about this selection and it’s impractical for LEGO to expect it as such. But then again, I guess one of the overarching ideas for every CMF series is to give it a particular vibe or character. And I believe this upcoming series has achieved this which makes it even more exciting.
Again, please be aware that even though this CMF series and the characters listed in them are most likely to happen, they are still supposed to be treated as rumors until such time they are officially revealed in the next few weeks.
What do you think about this selection? Which are you most excited for? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned how the rumor mill was on a roll with regards to the recent hype on the upcoming LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026). After having a glimpse of the initial roster of DC superheroes and villains included in this next wave of CMF, we now have more info spreading over the LEGO fan community regarding the additional DC characters that will be included in this series.
Aside from the fact that we now have an official set number tagged to this CMF series, I am certain that this wave is slated to be a part of LEGO’s January 2020 releases, or perhaps even earlier. Furthermore, all signs are pointing out to the very real possibility that this CMF series will have a total of 16 DC characters included in it. As of now, here’s an updated list of the names included in this LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF series.
Obviously, we still have four minifigures waiting to be confirmed. The list of other possible characters is indeed a long one given DC’s expansive universe of superheroes and super-powered villains. However, if my hunch serves me right, it seems that LEGO is moving towards giving us a complete set of classic Justice League members in this CMF. Though it will be a bit out of place to see Simon Baz included in this roster only to be joined in by Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern, I’m still looking forward to seeing the classic versions of Superman, Flash and Martian Manhunter to complete the league.
Again, if you’re actively following these developments via social media, then you may have seen already these minifigures that I’ve mentioned. So it’s just a matter of time before all of the characters in this wave of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026) will be revealed.
While waiting for more info on this next series of LEGO Collectible Minifigures, be sure to head over at Brick Show’s Shop to get a first-hand look at this upcoming CMF collection once LEGO gives out an official press release.