2018 LEGO Ninjago Pods Revealed.

It seems that we’re getting our first wave of 2018 LEGO minifigure pods quite early. Just recently, LEGO has uploaded via its servers, several official images of 2018’s LEGO Ninjago Masters Spinjitzu Sons of Garmadon Jay (853758) and Cole (853759) Dojo Pods. If you recall, we have our first LEGO Ninjago Dojo Pod with a Kai minifigure (5004916) last July, and it seems that LEGO is adding more characters to these collectible line of minifigs.

As you can see from the official images below, these pods come in blister type packaging, with each pod featuring a prominent lenticular sticker that shows the character’s ninja mask and designated element. The inside of the pods also features a kendo helmet, training accessories and signature weapons. It should be noted that though Jay and Cole may have the same minifigure torso and legs, the prints on them are new to these series. Frankly, I hope that their actual minifigs are different from one another in terms of color scheme. That will be better and adds more variety to them.

LEGO Ninjago Masters Spinjitzu Sons of Garmadon Jay Pod (853758)

LEGO Ninjago Masters Spinjitzu Sons of Garmadon Cole Pod (853759)

Given that we already have their official images uploaded, we can expect these pods to appear at shop.LEGO.com and in LEGO Brand Stores anytime soon, with a retail price of $8.99 each.

Love Is In The Air With These Latest LEGO Seasonal (40187) and Wedding Souvenir (40197) Sets.

We’re not past Christmas yet, but it seems that LEGO is already setting up the mood for all love-struck AFOLs out there. LEGO has recently uploaded official images of the new seasonal and souvenir sets via its servers, and we now have our first look at the LEGO Valentine’s Day Seasonal Flowers (40187), and the Wedding Favor (40197) sets.

At 100 pieces, the Valentine’s Day Flowers  (40187) is expected to retail for $10 and may also come for free when you purchase any LEGO sets from February 7 to 14, 2018 together with the LEGO Wall Calendar’s Voucher #2. Though I like the idea of brick-built flowers as a gift for your special someone, I do hope that LEGO will continue the release of its seasonal vignettes similar to this year. I would love to see a redesign of the Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) for that matter.

LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Day Flowers  (40187)

 

The LEGO Wedding Favor (40197) set comes in at 132 pieces, and is by far the best designed iteration of this souvenir. LEGO released two wedding giveaways prior to set 40197, with the first released in 2011 with the Minifigure Wedding Favor Set (853340) and again just last year with a rehash of the Minifigure Wedding set (40165). The latest version is a welcomed one since it incorporates more details and accessories for the minifigures. It is expected to retail for $10 as well.

LEGO Wedding Favor Set (40197)

 

We’ll keep you posted when this will be available, but my best guess is sometime during the second half of January. Thanks to our friends from Bouw Steentjes for the tip.

First Look at the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi First Order AT-ST (75201).

Now that Star Wars Episode XIII The Last Jedi has finally landed in theaters across the US, it seems that LEGO has also pulled the veil off from one of its remaining LEGO Star Wars TLJ sets. If you recall, all the sets belonging to this subtheme has been finally revealed, with some of them available starting January 1 – save for one. We still yet to see the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi First Order AT-ST (75201) up until now. But thanks to LEGO Star Wars fan LegosVidal2016, we now have our first look at the First Order AT-ST coming in at 370 pieces. Vidal says that the LEGO Star Wars First Order AT-ST has been on sale at a particular Toys R Us store.

*******WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*******

This particular set is based on the scene where Finn and Rose make their daring escape aboard the First Order Star Destroyer, after they have infiltrated it to hack the ship’s light speed tracking capabilities. This particular AT-ST is partially damaged and when Finn and Rose is caught up in a bind against Captain Phasma and her troops, BB-8 comes to the rescue! It’s quite hilarious to see BB-8 as he tries to operate the damaged AT-ST, but nevertheless he gets the job done. There is also a lift where Rose is positioned as seen in the film, and from the looks of the set’s box art, it seems that this brick-built lift can also move up and down as well. The LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi First Order AT-ST (75201) includes the minifigures of Captain Phasma, Finn and Rose in their First Order officer uniforms, and of course, BB-8. Here’s a closer look at the set’s box art, and given the number pieces, we can assume that this set may retail at around $40.

So what do you think about this latest LEGO TLJ set reveal? Have you spotted the First Order AT-ST (75201) at your local TRU store? Share us a tip or two in the comments below.

 

Thanks to VaderFan2187 for the heads up.

2018 LEGO DC Superheroes Sets Now Available for Pre-Order – More Official Images Revealed.

We saw them revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic Con earlier in July, and this time, we now have more official images of the first wave of 2018 LEGO DC Superheroes sets scheduled to be available to all on January 1. News has it that these sets are now available at Toys R Us, and if you wish to rake up those VIP points LEGO Shop@Home has already listed the following sets for pre-order, featuring three new sets from DC comics lore.

January 1 also marks the release of more than 125 LEGO sets slated to be available both online and in-store as mentioned in the LEGO Store January 2018 calendar. These include the latest wave of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Justice League BrickHeadz among others. So if you still have some holiday cash to spend, then be sure to check out LEGO’s offers when the clock strikes 12 on midnight of December 31.

For now, let’s enjoy these crisp images.

Superman & Krypto Team-Up (76096)

Help Superman™ bust out of the Kryptonite prison!

Join Krypto™ the Superdog’s bid to release Superman™ with this LEGO® DC Super Heroes Superman & Krypto Team-Up set, featuring Lobo’s Space Hog bike, a Kryptonite prison, buildable red Energy Infuser and assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures. Fire the Space Hog bike’s stud shooters and use its bomb-dropping function to activate the prison’s explode function. This cool superhero toy for kids includes 2 minifigures and a Krypto the Superdog figure.

 

  • Includes Superman™ and Lobo™ minifigures, plus a buildable Krypto™ the Superdog figure.
  • Lobo’s Space Hog bike features a minifigure seat, 2 Kryptonite stud shooters, bomb-dropping function and 2 adjustable boosters.
  • Kryptonite prison features 2 translucent-green prison walls and an explode function.
  • Use the bomb dropped from Lobo’s Space Hog to activate the prison’s explode function.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable red Energy Infuser.
  • Krypto™ the Superdog figure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the Kryptonite prison to the 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set for even more Justice League action.
  • This cool superhero toy for kids is suitable for ages 6-12.
  • Space Hog measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
  • Kryptonite prison measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.

 

Lex Luthor Mech Takedown (76097)

Power up for battle against the Lex Luthor™ Mech!

Team up with the Justice League heroes to grab the Energy Infuser back from Cheetah™, with this LEGO® DC Super Heroes Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set. The mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter and attachment points for 3 collectible Energy Infusers. This superhero toy for boys and girls also includes Batman’s Bat-Glider with 2 stud shooters, the buildable green Energy Infuser, 5 minifigures, plus assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

 

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Lex Luthor™, Batman™ (in Rebirth Batsuit), Wonder Woman™, Firestorm™ and Cheetah™.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, posable legs, arms and fingers, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter, buildable axe, attachment points for 3 collectible Energy Infusers, plus an attachment point for the Kryptonite prison featured in 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-Up.
  • Mech escape pod has foldout wings, an attachment point for an Energy Infuser and 2 detachable guns.
  • Bat-Glider features an attachment point for the Batman™ minifigure, 2 stud shooters and translucent-yellow light-style elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable green Energy Infuser.
  • Attach the buildable red and blue Energy Infusers from the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76098 Speed Force Freeze Pursuit sets to the Lex Luthor™ Mech.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Wonder Woman’s lasso and Cheetah’s spear.
  • Batman™ (in Rebirth Batsuit) minifigure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up Kryptonite prison to the Lex Luthor™ Mech for even more Justice League action.
  • This superhero toy for boys and girls is suitable for ages 7-14.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech measures over 7” (19cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Escape pod measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Bat-Glider measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (3cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

Speed Force Freeze Pursuit (76098)

Pursue Reverse Flash™ and grab the Energy Infuser!

Dash with The Flash™ to catch Reverse Flash™ and match the awesome CyborgCopter against Killer Frost’s Ice Car, with this LEGO® DC Super Heroes Speed Force Freeze Pursuit set. The CyborgCopter has a net shooter and detachable weapons that double as minifigure weapons, while the Ice Car features an adjustable bulldozer blade and 2 stud shooters. This superhero toy for kids includes the buildable blue Energy Infuser, 4 minifigures and assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

 

  • Includes 4 minifigures: The Flash™, Reverse Flash™, Cyborg™ and Killer Frost™.
  • CyborgCopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotor blade, net shooter, detachable dual stud shooter and detachable radar that double as minifigure weapons, plus translucent-red light-style elements.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car features a minifigure seat, adjustable bulldozer blade, dual stud shooters and translucent-ice-blue elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable blue Energy Infuser.
  • Weapons include The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts.
  • Combine with 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown for even more Justice League action.
  • This superhero toy for kids is suitable for ages 6-12.
  • CyborgCopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

In Lieu of The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376), shop.LEGO.com Has Some VIP Points Specials.

Had things been different today, December 15, then this day would have marked the beginning of the now cancelled promotional period for the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Metalized Pod (5005376) supposedly as a free gift with purchase of any LEGO Star Wars item worth $60 and above. We reported last week that the whole thing is off, owing to quality control issues with the Darth Vader pods that The LEGO Group did not elaborate on.

Perhaps that’s why shop.LEGO.com opted to roll out special VIP point offers instead, and they’re different depending on which side of the Atlantic it is. For US and Canada, shop.LEGO.com is giving each VIP member 100 extra points whenever they buy a LEGO Star Wars set. Accessories like keychains and non-set items like LEGO books are not included here. This promo lasts from the 15th to Christmas Eve, December 24.

In Europe, including the UK, France and Germany, it’s a little bit simpler. Their VIP points earned when buying LEGO products are doubled. The only con is that it lasts only from December 15 to 17, on Sunday.

These are not the sought-after Darth Vader Pod (5005375), but it’s still something.