We heard of their names, and we know how many they are, and this time LEGO has finally unveiled all the official photos of the LEGO Batman Movie CMF in all its black and yellow glory! Revealed via their Facebook page, we now have our first look at these latest CMF that will surely be the buzz of the LEGO community anytime from now.
Ahead of Disney Moana’s release this week on November 23, LEGO has revealed its next Polynesian inspired set along the previously unveiled LEGO Disney Moana’s Ocean Voyage (41150). Moana’s Island Adventure (41149) features Moana in a slightly different minidoll version which fits well in a provincial island setting, and a first look at the adorable pig Pau in its minifigure version. Additionally, what is interesting to note is that the box art of these latest LEGO Disney sets uses a neutral teal color as the Brick Fan noted. My guess is that LEGO would like to do away with the pink color scheme for its Disney sets, which has been criticized before for being gender biased. What do you think?
It seems that we will not get just one, but two polybags under the LEGO Batman Movie theme. In our previous post (which LEGO asked us to take down), we know that the Caped Crusader will have his very own polybag in Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) and this time around, his arch-nemesis will also be receiving the same LEGO treatment. Thanks to Flickr user ParkerLegoMaster, we now have a sneak peek at this exclusive polybag featuring none other than the Joker himself in The Joker Battle Training (30523).
I love the way LEGO exaggerates certain aspects of their film characters, and Joker here is not an exception. Joker’s 6-barrel gun is ridiculously large for his size, in fact, I’m not quite sure if the minifig will hold up. However, it does the job of highlighting one aspect of Joker’s personality: he really wants to get the attention of Batman any way he can. As a bonus, the set also seems to include Batman’s cowl supposedly as a part of Joker’s target practice dummy, including a bat-shaped element. My thoughts: LEGO really did a good job on this polybag set, and together with the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522), these are great ways to have their minifigures if you are aiming to collect them.
We do not have any information yet with regards to where ParkerLegoMaster got this photo, and if ever LEGO will ask us again to remove this, we will certainly comply. As of now, and while this photo is up, you may want to share your thoughts in the comments below or join us in the discussion over on Facebook.
LEGO Star Wars fans may find this as a welcome treat. TRU in the US will run an in-store eventthis Saturday, November 19, with a FREE LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigure up for grabs for store visitors and patrons. Not much has been said in their promotional ad as you can see below, except that it is a sort of a ‘scavenger hunt’ running only for two hours from 12PM to 2PM. There also seems to be no qualifying purchase so expect TRU stores to be jam-packed on this date and time.
What we can also assume from this ad is that the minifigure to be given away is the LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigure as he is seen from the LEGO Star Wars Rebels set from 2015 – the Imperial Troop Transport battlepack (75078).
It is interesting to note that this set features two variants of the said Stormtrooper: the one with a more determined look on its face, and the other with a smiling, more welcoming print. If the TRU giveaway up for grabs will be the latter, then this is one unique minifig that you can only find together with the Imperial Troop Transport. Watch’s Stephen’s review of the Imperial Troop Transport battlepack from 2014 to have a better look at this version of the TRU LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper giveaway.
In similar news, if you happen to fancy yourself for a new set this weekend, then it is nice to know that TRU is still running its LEGO polybag promotional for a minimum purchase of $30 or more of any LEGO Star Wars or Friends set. As we shared in our previous post, it seems that the LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot (5004408) and LEGO Friends Bowling Alley (30399) polybags are still available.
However, these are only available in-stores and are in limited quantities so expect that these polybags may no longer be available in some store branches. So if you have plans of visiting your local TRU store this Saturday for some new LEGO sets, be sure to be there before 12noon to get a chance to bring home some great minifigure finds.
His last known whereabouts were at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles last June, and at the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) last July. This time, the LEGO Dimension Green Arrow minifigure is headed in the UK for BrickLive starting October 27 to 30. Dubbed as UK’s biggest celebration of LEGO, LEGO Dimensions will have a very strong presence with its 16 Playstation 4 kiosks to be set up for fans and participants to have a try of the game’s demo version. If this is not enough to get fans excited, they’re also throwing in the exclusive LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow minifigure, together with 20 collectible cards that you can bring home. You’ll never find these cards anywhere else, except perhaps on eBay after the event. Here’s the official news coming from BrickLive.
EXCLUSIVE – LEGO DIMENSIONS CHARACTER CARD COLLECTION
Want to get your hands on an exclusive playable Green Arrow Character for LEGO Dimensions?
Simply collect all 20 of the LEGO Dimensions Character Cards. Then show off your collection to a member of the LEGO Dimensions team on the LEGO Dimensions Stand at BRICKLIVE.
You will receive your Green Arrow character (and you get to keep your cards!)
HOW TO COLLECT YOUR LEGO DIMENSIONS CHARACTER CARDS
Each individual pack contains 8 random LEGO Dimensions Character Cards. You will receive one Pack of Character Cards for each of the following BRICKLIVE activities:
Play the LEGO Dimensions Demo (as many times as you like)
Sit and watch the LEGO Dimensions presentation on the BRICKLIVE stage at 2pm
Get your LEGO Dimensions poster signed on the LEGO Dimensions stand by TT Games (3pm daily)
Have your photo taken with a LEGO Dimensions costume character (as often as you spot them!)
Also, keep your eyes open for our LEGO Dimensions Character Card Swap Zones where you can swap any duplicate cards you may have with other collectors. You’ll find them dotted about the show floor during your visit to BRICKLIVE.
So if you’re headed for BrickLive in NEC Birmingham in the UK, be sure to drop by at the LEGO Dimension booth to have a chance to bring home a Green Arrow minifigure, together with this exclusive set of collectible cards. They don’t add any game features within the LEGO Dimension game itself, but it’s a cool exclusive that you may to add alongside your LEGO Dimension minifigures, and of course they’re all FREE. Perhaps in the future, we’ll get to see them included in every LEGO Dimension pack – let’s see if LEGO is willing to move towards that direction. What do you think?
A few moments ago, we reported the reappearance of the exclusive LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot (5004408) minifigure in the Philippines as a promotional in two of the country’s LEGO Certified Stores. Thankfully, LEGO fans in the US do not need to travel across the globe to grab hold to this collectable minifig. Starting October 27, Toys R Us across the US will be starting its holiday season discounts of as much as 20% on selected LEGO sets, while throwing in some pretty cool freebies as well – including the Rebel A-Wing Pilot minifig. BlackFridayads.net has recently uploaded what seems to be the entire TRU Toy Book 2016 ad that gives us a sneak peak on some of the LEGO promotionals that are worth the wait.
LEGO Nexo Knights In Store, Build and Take Home Monster – On November 12 starting 12PM until 2PM, your local TRU stores will be having a LEGO Nexo Knights building event where children ages 6 and up may build and take home an exclusive LEGO Nexo Knights monster for FREE. Similarly, this is available only for a day until supplies last.
LEGO Friends Bowling Alley (30399) – This polybag promotional is available with any LEGO Friends, Disney Princess, Juniors or Elves purchase of $30 or more while supplies last.
Entire Adventure Time Stakes Miniseries in DVD Format – Valued at $9.99, this miniseries in DVD format comes free with purchase of any LEGO Dimensions packs. TRU also offers a $30 discount on ALL LEGO Dimension Starter sets.
News has been quite slow recently, but a trip to our local LEGO Certified Store here in the Philippines (one of the two in fact) was about to change all of that. OK, I know it may sound a bit exaggerated but the nerdist AFOL in me couldn’t pass this one out. If you remember a couple of months ago, we featured one of the most recent LEGO Star Wars minifigure promotional that is levelling up in terms of popularity. A quick browse over at Bricklink hints on the idea that the LEGO Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot (5004408) polybag is slowly gaining a following, and the said minifig from the Star Wars Rebels theme is becoming a desired collectible.
So imagine my excitement when I saw this ad posted at the counter of our local LEGO Certified Store in Bonifacio Global City, Manila. The store’s staff was also kind enough to let me hold and snap a photo of the actual Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot polybag. Pardon me for the poor image, it seems that my phone’s camera doesn’t stand a chance against the warm glow of the LEGO Store.
The good thing is that the store’s Facebook page has posted the complete promotional regarding this. Here’s a better copy.
As mentioned in the store’s ad, the exclusive LEGO Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot (5004408) polybag comes free for every minimum, single receipt purchase of Php 3,499 (roughy equivalent to $70) of any LEGO products. You may have noticed the slightly higher price point as compared to last June’s LEGO Brand Stores promotional in the US that ran only for two days from June 4 to 5. However, if you noticed in the ad, it mentions TWO free minifigs per customer for the said qualifying purchase, PLUS the fact that the Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot promotional in the Philippines runs on a longer period which is roughly two weeks until supplies last. I’ve confirmed this with the store’s staff, and the promo is perfectly legit. It is a freebie that is too tempting to pass and I have until the end of the month to cross my fingers.
Just a side note: it was also a great day visiting the LEGO Store in BGC since we’re just in time for their LEGO Mosaic Building Workshop, where kids ages 7 to 14 were taught on how to come up with their own brick-built mosaics of the Caped Crusader’s logo. I have to be honest, I never thought LEGO mosaic building can be a very daunting task! It seems like a walk in the park when Jason did his Deadpool, Bane, and Mickey Mouse Tsum Tsum mosaics out of LEGO bricks, but it was absolutely fun nevertheless.
It was also a perfect time to visit the store because other than the A-Wing Pilot minifig, they’re also having a make-and-take-home promotional were children ages 4-14 can have a FREE LEGO Creator Tiger (30285) that comes with any LEGO purchase. They’re also having the usual Monthly Mini Build promotional, and for the month of October they’re giving away for FREE a LEGO Creator School Bus (40216). Unlike in LEGO Brand Stores in the US and other parts of Europe where you need to pre-register using your LEGO ID, the LEGO Certified Stores both in BGC and Alabang Town Center in the Philippines does not require any preregistration as you can see from their ad below.
So if you happen to be in the Philippines, or you and the family is planning to visit the country for a vacation, especially that the holiday season is just around the corner be sure to check out our very own LEGO Certified Stores in BGC and ATC. Just head over to their Facebook page for more info, or simply pay a visit to the store and approach their friendly and accommodating store staff.
Special shout out and thanks to Keno and Brian for patiently bearing with my questions and nerdy excitement.
The New York Comic Con may well be over, but for devoted fans who witnessed the reveals at LEGO’s Booth #1336, the thrill of seeing three new sets around the LEGO Batman Movie is kind of hard to shake off . As if these sets are not enough to get you hooked up with the film, Michael Frederick of Promobricks shares what seems to be a polybag promotional for The LEGO Batman Movie with the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522). According to the report, the said polybag was spotted in the wild from a seller in US classified column. Though there were no details shared regarding the pricing, piece count and availability of the said promotional, these photos seem to be legit as you can see below.
*********UPDATE: It seems that the reveal of the Batman in the Phantom Zone polybag is a bit too early. LEGO has requested us to remove these images.*********
As you can see from the bag, the 30522 comes with a Batman minifigure sporting a new utility belt. We can’t exactly figure out what the accompanying build actually is but it surely gives an interesting twist on how the film’s plot will turn out in the Phantom Zone. The build itself is kind of menacing to our minifig Caped Crusader, with weapon-like protrusions covering its body. The good thing is that according to Promobricks, they have received information that this could just be the start of LEGO releasing similar promotionals later in the future. If this is just the beginning, then we’re sure excited to see what the next sets or polybags will be. The LEGO Batman Movie is all set to fly in to theatres on February 8, 2017.
What do you think about this exclusive? Are you excited about this? Share us your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks Promobricks for the photos and the tip!
LEGO has just released an updated infographic of their LEGO Dimensions expansion sets, including the more recent Waves 6 and 7. Delivering on its promise of a bigger and better game play experience, LEGO has added a total of 16 titles and licenses under its flagship toys-to-life theme. If the recent upgrade on the cooperative and multiplayer Battle Arena game mode and Story Packs expansions are not enough to get you hooked up, I guess the minifigure line that comes with them will undoubtedly make any minifig enthusiast a believer. LEGO even took the extra mile of introducing new moulds for their newest minifigure lines such as that of Jake and Lumpy Space Princess in the Adventure Time Team Pack (71246), Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack (71244), Gremlins Team Pack (71256), and ET the Extraterrestrial Fun Pack (71258).
Here’s LEGO’s infographic in case you want to know which LEGO Dimensions figure goes with what wave, and what kind of pack are they included in to.
Wave 6 is currently available, with Wave 7 scheduled to be released this November. If you noticed, The LEGO Batman Story Pack (71264), The LEGO Batman Story Fun Pack (71344), and the Knight Rider Fun Pack (71286) are yet to be included in this chart. We assume that these sets comprise the first half of LEGO Dimensions Wave 8 set to be released to the general public on February next year. We also had a sneak peak of the LEGO Dimensions Sloth minifigure from the Goonies last week though it is quite unsure if he will be included in Wave 8. Additionally, we are still waiting for the reveal of the rest of Series 2 LEGO Dimensions characters which include the Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans GO! and Beetlejuice.
Toys R Us annual Bricktober promotional have already started, with great deals on selected LEGO sets plus free minifigure sets every week as mentioned in their calendar. This week, TRU is offering as much as 30% off on selected LEGO building sets coming from the Duplo, Creator, City, Ninjago, and Speed Champions theme. They’re throwing in a a few sets as well, coming from the Legends of Chima and Ultra Agents line. Several LEGO Friends and Nexo Knights sets are also on a discount for as much as 20%, plus you get a free LEGO Dimensions Level or Team Pack (not including LEGO Dimensions Wave 6) worth $29.99 when you buy a LEGO Dimensions Starter set.
All of these deals come with free shipping. As an added treat, in case you will opt for a store pick-up, you can get the TRU exclusive, limited edition LEGO Bricktober Musicians Minifigure Pack (valued at $19.99) if you spend $50 or more on LEGO products and sets. In case you missed the promotional kickoff this week, you still have a chance to avail of these great deals until October 8, tomorrow.
Like previous TRU Bricktober promotionals, it is expected that the exclusive minifigure packs will be a hot item that may easily ran out. So if you aim to collect all of this year’s TRU Bricktober minifigure collection, you still have a chance to get your hands on the Musicians Pack by making an in-store LEGO purchase at any TRU store until October 8. Toys R Us will be releasing the LEGO Warrior, Athletes, and Cops & Robbers Minifigure Packs respectively over the remaining weeks of October as supplies last.