More Official Images of LEGO Marvel Avengers and Spider-Man 2020 Released

A couple of weeks ago, retailers have started releasing wave upon wave of product listings and images for 2020’s LEGO Marvel Avengers and Spider-Man sets. This time around, LEGO servers have been updated recently to include better images of some of these sets. Product listings are not available as of press time, but I surmise that it will be available soon.

Noticeably, this new collection of LEGO Marvel Avengers and Spider-Man sets features several brick-built mechs and a handful of interesting minifigs that serious collectors will enjoy. We have a new minifigure version of Thanos, a more detailed Iron Man armor, a Spider-Girl Anya Corazon version, and a much-coveted Spider-Man Noir minifig. As I mentioned before, the design builds may not exactly appeal to most adult fans of LEGO, but the minifigures that go with them are a good incentive to get them.

These sets are expected to go live for sale both online and in-store starting January 1st. Be sure to keep tabs with shop.LEGO.com for more product updates later on. In the meantime, check out these better, clearer official images.

Iron Man Mech (76140)

148 pieces | 9.99 Euro | Minifigure: Iron Man

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Thanos Mech (76141)

152 pieces | 9.99 Euro | Minifigure: Thanos

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Avengers Speeder Bike Attack (76142)

226 pieces | 24.99 Euro | Minifigures: Thor, Black Panther, AIM Agent

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Avengers Truck Take-Down (76143)

447 pieces | 49.99 Euro | Minifigures: Captain America, Hawkeye, Two (2) AIM Agents

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Spider-Man Mech (76146)

152 pieces | 9.99 Euro | Minifigure: Spider-Man

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Spider-Man vs. Doc Ock (76148)

234 pieces | 29.99 Euro | Minifigures: Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Doctor Octopus

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The Menace of Mysterio (76149)

163 pieces | 34.99 Euro | Minifigures: Spider-Man, Ghost-Spider, Mysterio

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Spider-Jet vs. Venom Mech (76150)

371 pieces | 39.99 Euro | Minfigures: Spider-Man, Spider-Man Noir, Venom

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This LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) Designer Video Reveals How Impressive This Set Actually Is

A few weeks ago, LEGO Batman fans were awe-struck with what could be the largest LEGO vehicle offered thus far. In their LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) designer video, self-confessed Tim Burton fans, and LEGO Designers Chris Perron and Adam Grabowski share their excitement on the creative process that they went through in coming up with this iconic version of the Batmobile.

The LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) is both impressive in its scale and the play features that go with it. Designers Chris and Adam also made sure that they stay faithful to the original 1989 depiction of the Dark Knight’s vehicle. The set features machine guns that pop up at the turn of the knob, and a slide-open cockpit that the designers managed to pull off even at a tilted angle. Speaking about the cockpit, the interior is simply loaded with fantastic details. LEGO Graphic Designer Ioana Popescu made sure that every detail counts in this legendary vehicle. I love how the steering wheel turned out in this set. The wheels in front are new wheel elements, while those at the back are taken from 2014’s LEGO DC Comics The Tumbler (76023). The set also comes with a rotating display stand that makes it an even more awesome display piece.

LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139)

Since almost the entirety of the LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) is black, the designers were considerate to ensure that the inner workings of this set come in myriads of colors. This is extremely helpful in building such a large monochromatic set.

The choice of design for the set’s exclusive minifigures also takes their cue from Tim Burton’s vision of the Dark Knight. The LEGO 1989 Batmobile comes with three minifigures: a new version of Batman donned in a new soft plastic cowl as seen in the film; Vicki Vale with a mini brick-built camera, and of course Jack Nicholson’s rendition of The Joker. I guess for most LEGO Batman fans, the highlight of these exclusive minifigs will Batman himself, especially considering that classic cowl and cape that comes as a single piece. Having it as such and doing away with the usual swatch of cloth for Batman’s cape is clearly intentional on the part of the designers, to make it as close as to how Tim Burton’s idea of Batman is during this time. Though I’m still racking my brain on how battle-efficient Batman is in this costume when he is unable to turn his head when fighting the bad guys.  Well, that’s just my opinion.

LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139)

The LEGO 1989 Batmobile (76139) comes in at 3,306 pieces and is now currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $249.99 USD.

WATCH: LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) Designer Video

After unveiling its next modular building set, LEGO has now released its LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) designer video. In this 5-minute video, LEGO Design Master Wes Talbott and LEGO Senior Graphic Designer Tore Harmark -Alexandersen give us a walkthrough on the fine details of this next LEGO modular set. Watch this.

One of the interesting features of this latest modular is that it comes as a sort of a 2-in-1 set: the Bookshop itself, and its adjacent apartment can be split apart either as standalone 3-story brick structures or as a single unit. An extra set can be used to add more floors if you wish to have a taller build.

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Similar to previous LEGO sets of its genre, it kind of tells a story of the minifig occupants included with the set. Wes admits that he took his design inspiration from his parents and how he recalls his father to be a sort of local hero. These minifigures come with recolored elements such as the lady’s wig that now comes in black and the little boy’s scarf that is now available in green.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop

Speaking about recolored elements, the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) comes with a handful of these most noticeable are the new plant and animal elements – the Dark Azure bird and the Dark Turquoise chameleon to be exact. For a complete list of all the new, recolored pieces included in this set, it will be helpful to visit New Elementary’s comprehensive review of the Bookshop. As an added treat, it was revealed that all the decorated pieces that come with this new modular are all printed. LEGO opted to throw away the sticker sheet this time.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop

The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) is slated to arrive at all LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home on January 1st, 2020. It comes in at 2,504 pieces with five minifigure characters and will retail for $179.99 USD. For more information about this next LEGO modular, be sure to click on this affiliate link and add this to your LEGO wishlist.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) Officially Revealed

LEGO’s next modular building set for 2020, and the 14th set in the series since the subtheme’s launch in 2007, has now been officially revealed. Following last year’s Corner Garage (10264), we now have the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270).

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

Fans of the modular building sets might consider the Bookshop as a welcome addition to their ever-growing collection of thriving cityscapes and minifig backdrops. The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) comes in at 2,504 pieces and will retail for $179.99 USD beginning January 1st, 2020. Read on for more info about its product details together with some several crisp, official images. To be updated on its availability, be sure to add this set to your wishlist by clicking on the following link below.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

2,504 pieces | $179.99

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

Recreate the charm of a backstreet bookshop that you might discover in any quaint village or town with this LEGO® Creator Expert collectors’ toy. The 3-storey bookshop and adjoining modular townhouse building is filled with fun building techniques and surprising details, including a display window, reading nook and an open-out design. Collectors will love to display this big 2,504-piece LEGO set proudly alongside their other modular buildings. An ever-growing modular house collection The LEGO Creator Expert Modular Buildings series is a premium collection of advanced, interconnecting buildings featuring authentic designs from around the world. LEGO sets that bring passion to life LEGO Creator Expert building sets are for adults and teenagers with a passion. From authentic buildings and classic cars to other objects of desire, Creator Expert advanced LEGO sets offer a world of nostalgia, escapism, self-expression, pure enjoyment and surprise.

  • An advanced LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Buildings set bookshop with adjoining townhouse packed with surprising details and unexpected features that teenagers and adults will enjoy building and displaying with pride.
  • This big 3-story LEGO® set features so many details, including a display window, bookshelves, reading nook and living spaces in the townhouse. 5 minifigures also help to really bring this collectors’ toy to life.
  • This set is part of the Modular Buildings series – an ever-growing collection of interconnecting model toy buildings that combine to create amazing street scenes that builders and collectors love to own and display.
  • With 2,504 pieces, this LEGO® building set for adults and teenagers makes an inspirational birthday, Christmas or special-occasion gift.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, this buildable model makes for an impressive display piece on its own or as part of a larger Modular Buildings series street scene.
  • With colorful, step-by-step building instructions, this advanced set offers a rewarding building experience, whether you’re building alone or sharing the experience with a loved one.
  • Since 1958, LEGO® bricks have been tested to the highest industry standards to ensure consistency and compatibility, and that they connect and pull apart easily every time.
  • At the LEGO Group, we drop, heat, crush, twist and analyze LEGO® pieces to make sure every building set meets the highest global safety and quality standards.

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A Closer Look at the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

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.

The Brick Show Shop – our official storefront – will also be putting the LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) on sale once they arrive in January. So be sure to keep tabs with us by clicking on that red notification bell below. You may also visit our site directly by clicking on the links below. Special thanks to BrickFanz for the heads up.

Classic Sinestro

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Stargirl

 

Superman (from New 52 storyline)

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Classic Wonder Woman (from 1966)

 

Metamorpho

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Mr. Miracle

 

Classic Cheetah

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Joker (from The Dark Knight Returns comics by Frank Miller)

 

Classic Cyborg

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Classic Flash (Jay Garrick)

 

Green Lantern (Simon Baz)

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Huntress

Aquaman

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Classic Batman (from 1930s’ Detective Comics)

Bat-Mite

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LEGO Star Wars Christmas X-wing (4002019) Revealed as This Year’s LEGO Employee Gift

Following LEGO’s tradition of making the holiday season more fun for all of its employees across the globe, LEGO’s Vice President for Design Matthew Ashton took to Twitter his excitement for this year’s LEGO Employee Christmas Gift set. In case you’re working for the LEGO Group and you don’t mind the spoilers, then you might be glad to know that 2019’s LEGO Employee Gift is the festive LEGO Star Wars Christmas X-wing (4002019).

 

This year’s gift follows some of the best brick incentives that LEGO has to offer to its employees. Starting 2016’s 50 Years On Track (4002016) which is a personal favorite of mine in this subtheme by the way even if I’m still dreaming of owning this set, we also have 2017’s Nutcracker (4002017) and last year’s Santa and Reindeer (4002018). Even if these sets come as a sort of reward or incentive for the hardworking LEGO employee, these gifts are not by any means cheap. Coming in at an average of 1,000 pieces, these gifts have a premium vibe in them that makes me cringe whenever I see one listed on eBay. In fact, this year’s LEGO Star Wars Christmas X-wing (4002019) gift set is already up on eBay where uninterested LEGO employees have already decided to exchange them for cash.

This year, LEGO saw it fit to pay tribute to the legendary Star Wars X-wing Fighter as it celebrates the latter’s first debut as an official LEGO tie-in set 20 years ago. This current, festive version of the iconic Rebel starfighter comes in as a larger, upscale model decked in red and white just in time for the holidays. Here’s a closer look at this set’s box art as shared by LEGO Build Offs and Banter Facebook page.

LEGO Star Wars Christmas X-wing (4002019)

LEGO Star Wars Christmas X-wing (4002019)

Like its predecessors, this gift set seems to have a play feature. The backside of the box art suggests that the X-wing can be mounted on top of the small igloo-like build, while the inclusion of the Technic gears at the bottom implies that the model may be rotated at the base. This is quite an impressive feat considering the relatively large size of this brick-built X-wing. The set also comes with several familiar minifigs decked in holiday garb: a Yuletide Squadron Pilot, Master Yoda, and of course everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2. Oh, the joys and perks of working for LEGO…

So what do you think of the LEGO Star Wars Christmas X-wing (4002019) employee gift?  Do you think its a good call from LEGO to offer this one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026) First Official Images Released

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.

LEGO DC Comics Collectible Minifigures (71026)

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.

LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) Official Images Released

After the reveal of the latest and upcoming LEGO Star Wars set for 2020, now comes another line of Battle Packs that might prove to be the best of its kind released by LEGO. German online retailer JB Spielwaren has just listed the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) on its site, giving us a close look at the highlights of this set.

Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

If you recall back in 2011, LEGO has released a similarly themed Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914) as part of its Clone Wars ensemble. The minifigures released back then were uniformly designed and colored consistent with the timeline of events of that particular Star Wars story arc. This current minifigure version of the battle-ridden tribe shows their current state after the Empire’s downfall around 9 years after the Battle of Yavin, all told in the events of Disney+’s hit series The Mandalorian.

Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

This is evident with the way LEGO opted to design the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) – their armors are highly customized and battle-worn reflecting the years of struggle that the Mandalorian tribe has endured at the hands of the Empire. If you are currently hooked at The Mandalorian series such as myself, then you’ll probably understand how things turned out to be for the galaxy’s highly respected and feared warriors.

The varied color combination and details as seen in these minifigs are by far the best that I’ve seen among LEGO’s line of LEGO Star Wars Battle Packs, plus they all come with capes!

The LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) comes in at 102 pieces and is expected to retail for $14.99 USD when they arrive in stores after Christmas on December 26.

So what do you think about this latest LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack? Are you impressed with how this set turned out? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R Nismo (76896) Arriving in 2020

LEGO has just made a press release in Yokohama, Japan announcing the arrival of another LEGO Speed Champions set for 2020. The LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R Nismo (76896) is the fifth set (and perhaps the last to be offered in 2020) announced for next year’s selection of brick speedsters. The venue for this official announcement couldn’t be more fitting since LEGO is now paying tribute to one of the most iconic Japanese supercars as the latter celebrates the 50th year of the Nissan GT-R powerhouse.

Nissan GT-R Nismo (76896)

The LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R Nismo (76896) clocks in at 298 pieces and is expected to retail for $19.99 USD once it is offered to the public from December 26 onwards. It joins other previously announced Speed Champions sets for 2020 which includes:

Read on for The LEGO Group’s complete press release which you can find below.

The LEGO Group brings iconic Nissan GT-R NISMO to life in bricks

LEGO® Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO pays tribute to the legendary Japanese supercar. The set will be available in the first half of 2020.

Yokohama, Japan, November 25: Since the introduction of the LEGO® wheel in 1962, cars have played a central role in thousands of LEGO sets and in the hearts, minds and play of millions of children across the world. Today, the LEGO Group and Nissan have revealed a model that pays tribute to one of the most iconic Japanese supercars, the Nissan GT-R NISMO. This is the first-ever partnership between LEGO and a Japanese automaker.

The LEGO model was revealed by LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen and Asako Hoshino, executive vice president at Nissan, at the automaker’s global headquarters in Yokohama today.

Niels B. Christiansen said: “In addition to offering a wonderful and fun building and play experience, we hope the model will also inspire children to learn more about engineering and how to create things in real life. Just as engineers across decades have improved the design and performance of this car, children build, unbuild and rebuild during play – stimulating and developing crucial skills, such as creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking. Inspiring them to become the builders of tomorrow is our mission.”

Nissan GT-R Nismo (76896)

Asako Hoshino said: “The Nissan GT-R and the LEGO brand are both renowned and loved by fans of all ages throughout the world, and we are honored to be the first-ever Japanese car manufacturer to partner with the LEGO Group. Many of our Nissan customers can trace their automotive passion back to when they built LEGO cars as children. With this partnership, everyone can be a `takumi’ – the specialized craftsmen that build the GT-R. And, it’s the GT-R’s 50th anniversary this year, so what better way to celebrate than to share the GT-R with Nissan and LEGO fans around the world!”

Iconic taillights recreated in bricks

The LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available globally in January 2020. It’s one of the first in the 2020 Speed Champions themed sets, which will be 25% bigger than in previous years. The GT-R NISMO model, made from 298 LEGO elements, captures the authentic and intricate details of the life-size race car in a relatively small LEGO model. This posed an interesting challenge for LEGO design lead Chris Stamp.

“In LEGO Speed Champions, we always aim to include new types of racing vehicles. And when we focused on drifting and racing, the record-breaking Nissan GT-R, and especially the new GT-R NISMO, was at the top of our wish list. Authenticity is always our main concern, and we spent a lot of time exploring different building techniques to correctly recreate the taillights, as they are one of the most recognizable details on the car. I am really happy with the end result!”

Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s chief product specialist for the GT-R – known informally as “Mr. GT-R” – gave the scaled-down LEGO version his stamp of approval: “The GT-R has been part of my life since I was 10 years old. Working with the LEGO Group was like awakening my inner 10-year-old self to rediscover what makes the GT-R so special to me. It’s amazing how much the LEGO Group’s attention to detail reminds me of our own craftsmen.”

Appearing alongside the LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO at today’s event was the 2020 GT-R NISMO. Available now, the most extreme, most capable GT-R in history features carbon-fiber front and rear bumpers, roof, trunk and rear spoiler; carbon-fiber front fenders with special scalloped vents; new lightweight wheels and new tires; tuned suspension and transmission; Brembo carbon brakes; and new turbochargers.

First LEGO Architecture 2020 Sets Revealed

We now have our first images of the LEGO Architecture 2020 sets for the first half of the upcoming year. These sets take their cue from some of the famous landmarks in the world, and for the following year, LEGO is putting the spotlight on Tokyo and Dubai’s skylines.

Traditionally, LEGO releases around 4 or 5 LEGO Architecture sets within a year. For 2019, we saw the release of two Architecture sets that also carry the Skyline subtheme: the LEGO Architecture San Francisco (21043) and Paris (21044).  On the other hand, the rest of the sets released for this year focused more on the theme’s Landmark Series such as the Trafalgar Square (21045) and Empire State Building (21046).

These upcoming LEGO Architecture 2020 sets will join the rest of the new-for-2020 sets to be released beginning January 1, 2020. If you’re a fan of this particular LEGO theme, then be sure to keep tabs with LEGO Shop@Home or here at our blog site for more updates. A hat tip to Promobricks for the timely info.

LEGO Architecture Tokyo (21051)

547 pieces | 59.99 Euro

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LEGO Architecture Dubai (21052)

740 pieces | 59.99 Euro

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