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.

 

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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

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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