The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) Box Distribution Revealed

LEGO has officially revealed the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) via its Facebook page. We are also aware that each box contains 60 minifigures, however, we don’t have an inkling on how the 20 minifigures in the series are distributed. Much so if LEGO opted to throw in a certain chase minifigure, similar to what it did with the LEGO Movie CMF Series 18 (71021) Classic Policeman minifig. But thanks to Promobricks and BrickSanity, we now have an idea about the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) box distribution, and how many complete sets can we get out of each box.

Thankfully, it is confirmed that there are three complete sets included in each box of 60 minifigures. And to make it even easier, Promobricks has also confirmed that each row of 20 minifigs corresponds exactly to one complete series, virtually removing any efforts of feeling your way through each blind bag if ever you can get your hands on an unopened box. This is a much-welcomed gesture from LEGO, and as far as I remember a first one of sorts.

One thing that you’ll notice is that the blind bag for the LEGO Movie 2 CMF is also considerably larger than its predecessors, similar to the size of the LEGO Unikitty Collectible Figures (41775). Furthermore, according to Promobricks, the material used for the blind bag is somewhat thinner than before which makes feeling your way through each minifigure relatively easier.

Since the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) box distribution has already been revealed, making it much easier to acquire a complete set, we can expect a lot of LEGO collectors rushing their way to LEGO Stores at the end of the month to be one of the firsts to get an unopened box. The LEGO Movie 2 CMF (71023) is not yet listed at shop.LEGO.com, but you can bet that some LEGO physical stores already have them stocked in their storerooms.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod Revealed

After the reveal of a LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack, it looks like the LEGO Movie 2 will also get its own promotional pod, thanks to this image shared by eagle-eyed LEGO fan, the_real_fcl. Based on its actual blister packaging, The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod also has a lenticular sticker common to other LEGO promotional pods. To be clear, I’m not really sure if this is considered as a promotional item since the Instagram post does not mention its availability, or where it was spotted.

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod features Emmet of course (I think we’re getting too much of Emmet already), and a minibuild crane built inside the pod. It somehow deviates from the typical LEGO pods that we have seen so far since those previously released by LEGO portrays characters like Darth Vader, Batman, Zane, and Lloyd just to name some in a home-like pod that includes an interesting collection of minifig accessories. However, with the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod, we see the ever composed master builder in his typical day of work, converting the pod into a sort of a mini construction site. I personally feel that it might be better if LEGO opted for the usual pod format, throwing in some rare minifig accessories instead. I also feel that we have too much of Emmet already, and it will be more interesting if LEGO opted for any another character in the film. I guess there’s no argument here considering the vast amount of characters available in the film.

In any case, it is still a nice find if you’re into collecting these pods, and we have to wait and see if the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod is just a single tie-in pod, or will there be others to be announced later on.

SPOTTED: The LEGO Movie 2 Sewer Babies Minifigures

Since the first teaser trailer of The LEGO Movie 2 came out in June last year, there’s a particular group of minifigs that fans have been waiting to get their hands on. Thanks to an Instagram post by Mike Zuñiga (legocrcomunidad), we now have an idea on how to get the endearingly cute and tough, LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies!

The LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies are part of what seems to be a LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack, similar to those from the LEGO Batman Movie and LEGO Ninjago. Other than the sewer babies, the LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack also includes Emmet (yeah, LEGO is really Emmet in every TLM2 set) and a female minifigure which could either be Sharkira from Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy (70829) or Roxxi from the D2C set Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840). It’s really kind of hard to tell given the packaging’s reflection. This minifig pack also comes in at 48 pieces, and also comes with a minibuild. Instagram user the_real_fcl gives us a glimpse of how this minibuild looks like, which is kind of a half car front turned into a turret.

This TLM2 2 Minifigure Pack, together with the LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies were reportedly spotted in a LEGO certified store in Hong Kong and could probably sell for $12.99 per pack, similar to those from LEGO’s original themes. My only complaint about this is that I hope LEGO opted to include 4 or 5 LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies instead of only 2. They could have easily swapped Emmet for say, 2 additional sewer babies since the former is quite ubiquitous already. The sewer babies is a great addition to the LEGO Movie 2 D2C Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) if you’re planning to get one.

 

Here’s A Compendium of 2019 LEGO Polybags To Watch Out For

For those of you following our blogsite and LEGO’s massive wave of new set reveals for 2019, you’re probably aware that a considerable portion of this includes a handful of interesting polybags coming from LEGO’s diverse themes. From The LEGO Movie 2 to LEGO City themes, these 2019 LEGO polybags are great finds in themselves if you happen to spot them in your local retail stores.

Most of these 2019 LEGO polybags are now available in Walmart and Target stores in the US, with some of it slated to be gift-with-purchase sets as part of LEGO’s promotional campaigns. Here’s a list of what LEGO has to offer for this half of the year. Of particular interest are those tie-in sets related to The LEGO Movie 2 such as the Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528), the LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) and a first for the LEGO Minecraft theme, a LEGO Minecraft Steve and Creeper Set (30393).

What 2019 LEGO polybag are you planning to grab this January? Share us your top pick in the comments below.

 

LEGO City Fire ATV (30361) – (available online at Walmart)

 

LEGO City Sky Police Jetpack (30362)

 

LEGO City Jet-Ski (30363)

 

LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364)

 

LEGO Creator Fish Free Builds – Make It Yours (30545)

 

LEGO Creator Pelican (30571)

 

LEGO Creator Race Car (30572)

 

LEGO Creator Santa (30573)

 

LEGO Duplo My First Duck (30327)

 

LEGO Duplo Town Rescue (30328)

 

LEGO Friends Tulips (30408)

 

LEGO Friends Emma’s Bumper Cards (30409)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler (30451)

 

LEGO Minecraft Steve and Creeper Set (30393)

 

LEGO Ninjago Sam-X (30533)

 

LEGO Ninjago Ninja Workout (30534)

 

LEGO Ninjago Fire Flight (30535)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340) – (available online at Walmart)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Rex’s Plantimal Ambush (30460)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Lucy vs. Alien Invader (30527) – (available online at Walmart)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528) – (available online at Walmart)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Mini Master-Building Emmet (30529)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Star-Stuck Emmet (30620)

 

LEGO xtra Sea Accessories (40341)

2019 LEGO Catalog International Version Now Available Online

It’s this time of the year when you can expect the 2019 LEGO Catalog to be rolling out in LEGO brand stores. And in case you haven’t received your copy yet, LEGO has been kind enough to upload a PDF version of this catalog, highlighting more than a hundred sets to watch out for in this first half of 2019. This may not be something new for some of us, given that there are those who managed to have a copy of this catalog ahead of LEGO uploading its online version. Nevertheless, it’s still nice that this is now made available for everyone to see. You may either view or download a copy of the 2019 LEGO Catalog right here.

If you have a copy already, let’s take a moment to look at some of its highlights, and of what to expect from LEGO starting this January.

To start with, LEGO is understandably keen in heavily promoting its brick-built film. Gracing the cover of the 2019 LEGO Catalog are none other than the main characters of the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The table of contents underscores LEGO’s preference to present their new sets and product in a developmental fashion starting with the LEGO Duplo and Juniors line. Though the latter will eventually be replaced by the new 4+ theme, LEGO is still giving some room for some newer LEGO Juniors sets.

LEGO has also confirmed what we have shared before last November that indeed, Disney and LEGO have teamed up once again to come with another wave of Pixar inspired sets. Toy Story 4 is still far off slated to be released in theaters on June 21, so the details about these LEGO tie-in sets is still under wraps to avoid unintended film spoilers. What we are sure about these upcoming sets, as the 2019 LEGO Catalog suggests, is that it will be released under the 4+ and Duplo themes.

LEGO Disney Princess is also here to stay, with LEGO adding a “Build and Swap” play feature similar to modular sets.

LEGO Friends also introduces another novelty set with its Heart Box series. This series of stackable builds features minidoll versions of Andrea, Emma, Stephanie, Olivia, and Mia. Each set also doubles as a sort of a keepsake holder where you can keep each minidoll and other related accessories.

The heroic firefighters and aerial police of LEGO City take center stage in this first wave of 2019 LEGO City sets. This newest collection highlights new for 2019 features such as a 3-stud multi-shot water cannon, a water pump that launches LEGO water elements, floating minifigure parachute, and the return of the light and sound brick as demonstrated in the new Downtown Fire Brigade (60216) and Sky Police Air Base (60210).

And of course, the current CMF rave is still looking more awesome in the 2019 LEGO Catalog – the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023). What makes this latest CMF series more exciting is the inclusion of the main Wizard of Oz characters and several costumed minifigs. While the LEGO Movie 2 CMF is expected to hit LEGO Stores sometime next month, the 2019 LEGO Catalog already teased on the arrival of the LEGO CMF Series 19 sometime in May. Expect more news to come in about this next wave of collectible minifigures as early as next month, especially that the Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs are just around the corner. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home for details.

And of course, the epic conclusion to the finger-snapping catastrophe that Thanos brought to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally be revealed in Avengers: Endgame scheduled to be in theaters this April. The LEGO Marvel fandom can hardly wait on what LEGO has in store to celebrate the release of this grand film. Suffice it to say, LEGO and Disney are keeping a tight lid on any potential spoilers (which often comes from other third-party resellers) that may come along. So for the time being, the 2019 LEGO Catalog only has a single page, “Avengers Coming Soon” reminder for all of us. Perhaps the upcoming Toy Fairs hold the keys to unlocking these secrets – we just have to wait and see.

Aside from what was mentioned above, there are a great number of sets that you may want to watch out for this January. Racing from the Speed Champions theme, I do hope to get the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (75894). If you’re a fan of the classic LEGO Ninjago sets, then you’ll definitely don’t want to miss out on the new LEGO Ninjago Legacy series, particularly Cole’s Earth Driller (70669). LEGO Star Wars fans are also in for a treat with LEGO’s new wave of Microfighters Series 6 – the Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters (75228) is definitely a must-have for me. Finally, LEGO Technic is still going strong this year with an impressive number of new sets kick-starting 2019. I’m not really a fan of the larger Technic sets, but I like the idea behind the Getaway Truck (42090) and Police Pursuit (42091), and how they get to be combined together similar to 2018’s WHACK! (42072) and BASH! (42073).

1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (75894)

So there you have it – the 2019 LEGO Catalog from January to June sure has plenty of sets to offer to everybody. With more than a hundred sets to choose from during this first half of the year, it’s a bit of a challenge to zero in on that one set that will top your LEGO “must have” list. Which among these will top your own list? Let me know in the comments below.

 

A Closer Look at the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023)

Before anything else, allow me to greet everyone a happy 2019! Yes, it has been quite a while since I made my last post here in the blog site with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and not to mention a seriously annoying case of flu that has been plaguing our family (including myself) starting this week. But yeah, everything is still manageable. Anyways, there has been a lot going on in the brick-built world of LEGO during the past couple of days, and allow me to start with what most of us is very excited about. We saw their debut in LEGO’s 2019 H1 (or first half of the year) catalog, and this time thanks to the effort of Promobricks, we now have a closer look at the very exciting, LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023).

Bear in mind that LEGO has not yet released the ‘official’ names of these minifigures but judging from a rough Google Translation from the German online toy store B&B, we can have the following tentative names. Check these out.

Awesome Remix Emmet

 

Battle-Ready Lucy

 

 

Apocalypseburg Benny

 

Giraffe Guy

 

Crayon Girl

 

 

Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield

 

Hula Lula

 

Watermelon Guy

 

 

Flashback-Lucy

 

 

The Swamp Monster

 

 

Candy Rapper

 

Golfin’ President Business

 

 

Apocalypseburg Abe

 

 

Vest Friend Rex

 

 

Kitty Pop

 

 

Unikitty

 

 

Dorothy Gale & Toto

 

 

Cowardly Lion

 

 

Scarecrow 

 

 

Tin Man

There are 20 minifigs to collect in this LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) series. We have no confirmed box distribution yet as of the moment, but I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in. Which is your top favorite minfig in this series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Ninjago Legacy Lloyd’s Kendo Training Pod (853899) Revealed and Available Now

Quite recently, the now long-running LEGO Ninjago line has introduced a “Legacy” subtheme celebrating how many years the franchise in all its various forms has entertained the fandom. As part of the Ninjago Legacy product release, a new minifigure character pod has been made available for collectors at year’s end. Following in the steps of previous LEGO Ninjago pods, there is now a Lloyd’s Kendo Training Pod (853899) just released on LEGO Shop@Home. Like its Ninjago-themed product brethren, the pod has been stylized with a lenticular character face, in this case, Lloyd, and also includes his minifigure plus accessories for kendo training, such as weapons and slip-on armor pieces.

Lloyd's Kendo Training Pod (853899)

Thus far, four LEGO Ninjago pods have been released, the first being a tie-in to 2017’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Kai’s Dojo Pod (5004916). Of the other three, one – Zane’s Kendo Training Pod (5005230) – has been a promotional item thus far, while Jay’s Kendo Training Pod (853758) and Cole’s Kendo Training Pod (853759) are both still conventionally available on LEGO Shop@Home.

Lloyd's Kendo Training Pod (853899)

The Ninjago Legacy Lloyd’s Kendo Training Pod (853899) is priced at $8.99 and has 25 pieces inside its container pod. It’s a great tribute to the longevity of LEGO Ninjago.

LEGO Seasonal Penguin Girl Winter Hut (5005251) Minifigure Images Uploaded Via LEGO’s Servers

We’ve come to expect at certain seasons and occasions of the year that LEGO will release a new, costumed minifigure contained in a house-shaped box package. This usual setup has the dual purpose of having the box serve as a cheap background for play with the costumed minifigure. And if you recall from July of last year, we first spotted this on the wild. Since then, LEGO was pretty silent regarding this promotional’s availability. On Christmas Eve, it was noticed by eagle-eyed LEGO fans that the servers for LEGO’s websites now held the first official images for the latest LEGO seasonal costumed LEGO minifigure, now since spread throughout the rest of the internet. This is the LEGO Seasonal Penguin Girl Winter Hut (5005251), one last themed LEGO product for the soon-concluding holidays.

For a change, the product specifically calls the minifigure character to be a girl, though it would be relatively hard to tell minifig gender when they’re wearing a full-body costume. Anyway, the LEGO Seasonal Penguin Girl Winter Hut (5005251) comes with a pair of skis for equipment, with its box packaging depicting a cozy, Winter Hut facade. Here’s a look at its content courtesy of an eBay user.

 

It’s estimated that LEGO will start the promo for the Penguin Girl Winter Hut (5005251) sometime before the year actually ends. Most likely it’ll be available with a minimum purchase, the precise details to be shared to LEGO fans who have signed up for email alerts from their website.

The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigure Series (71023) Revealed!

This news has been floating around the internet for a couple of days already, but I feel like it has not caught up wind with the majority of the LEGO fan community. We’re literally counting the days before the year ends, and this means that several LEGO store outlets have already received their share of LEGO catalogs for the first half of 2019. Thankfully, we have one LEGO fan that managed to take hold of a copy of the 2019 LEGO catalog in Polish, and has taken time to upload a video of its contents. And to our delight, other than the January 2019 LEGO sets that we can expect to be available this December and January 1st, we now get to see as well the much-anticipated LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigure Series (71023). Check out the following video, particularly at the 19:10 mark.

Based on a rough Google translation, the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigure Series (71023) is expected to arrive in LEGO Stores in May, 2019. This CMF series also comes with its series of costumed minifigs which will be a sure hit to LEGO fans: Giraffe Guy, Watermelon Guy, and Crayon Girl. It also prominently features the classic characters from the WIzard of Oz such as Dorothy Gale, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and the Tin Man. We don’t have an official list of character names for this new CMF series, but Minifigure Price Guide came up with a tentative list of names that we can use for reference. I modified some of them to better fit their description.

Retro Singer

 

Dorothy Gale with Toto

 

 

Good Morning Emmet!

 

 

Tin Man

 

 

Crayon Girl

 

Apocalypse Abraham

I personally like this one, it reminds me of the Tim Burton film Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

 

 

Cowardly Lion

 

 

Guitar Girl

 

 

Giraffe Guy

 

 

Rex Dangervest with Baby Dino

 

 

Unikitty

I’m not really sure why LEGO opted to add this particular version of Unikitty in this series considering that we already have a handful of this. Perhaps a new version of her such as the red, Apocalypse Unikitty will be a better choice.

 

 

Golfin’ President Business

 

 

Concert Wyldstyle

 

 

Apocalypse Wyldstyle

 

Luau Singer

 

Scarecrow

 

 

Apocalypse Mrs. Scratchen-Post

 

 

Swamp Monster

 

 

Benny With Mechanical Arm

 

 

Watermelon Guy

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigure Series (71023) is one of the many tie-ins that you can watch out for in 2019. Be sure to check the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 sets slated to debut next week at shop.LEGO.com.

 

This Fan-Made LEGO Fallout Video Teaser Trailer Is Eerie Cool

LEGO fans have longed for the day when their favorite video game titles may be rendered as actual LEGO sets. We already saw this feat achieved with the ground-breaking LEGO Overwatch theme. Many saw this as a positive sign of great things to come, with many fans being hopeful of more LEGO-video games collaboration in the future. While there are still a lot of seemingly impossible licensing obstacles that LEGO needs to hurdle before much of these become a reality, one LEGO fan, in particular, took upon himself to recreate another classic PC role-playing game, giving it a LEGO twist. We featured a pretty accurate MOC based on the game’s recent iteration, and this time around we now have this video trailer with a certain LEGO Worlds vibe, highlighting a custom-made, LEGO Fallout video teaser. See the video for your self.

YouTube video creator Bearly Regal made the video to conceptualize how a LEGO Fallout video game by, say, longtime LEGO game developers WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales might look. He expressed this in the video’s accompanying caption paraphrasing the Fallout series slogan: “LEGO, LEGO never changes.”

Rendering of the Fallout environment for the video was done through the WBI-TT sandbox game LEGO Worlds, available across current video game platforms. The game recently got a “Wild-West” themed DLC.

It seems that the trend of rendering popular film and video game trailers into LEGO bricks is here to stay. We’ve seen some recent sweet productions on this side of YouTube land such as next year’s Avengers: Endgame, Pacific Rim Uprising, and even Bohemian Rhapsody. All these teaser trailers were animated using actual stop-motion techniques using LEGO pieces, and for a video game such as Fallout, it is quite ingenious to see how Bearly Legal managed to use LEGO Worlds as its platform and go full 3D to make some fun vignettes to upload online.

So what to do you think of this fan-made LEGO Fallout video teaser trailer? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments section below.