WATCH: This LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) Speed Build Video Gives You A Fun Background of Ahch-To’s Most Famous Bird

Let me start by saying that I’m not really an uber fan of the Porgs – those little, wide-eyed birds that Chewie love to snack on at the planet Ahch-To from The Last Jedi. Well, I don’t hate them, but I don’t really go crazy over them either. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why I really don’t admire LEGO’s latest brick rendition of this Star Wars creature. But a recent video posted by io9 somehow gives me a different perspective and appreciation on how Star Wars creature creators came up with the idea of adding the Porg in the Star Wars franchise. io9 video producer Tom Caswell gives us a bit of a back story on the creation of the Porg, while adding a nice LEGO twist: he does this while doing a LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) speed build. Watch his video below.

Truth be told, there are already a handful of speed build and review videos of the LEGO Star Wars Porg out there, but I have to say that this video from io9 is the most entertaining to watch. This speed build video also underscores the creative process and the considerations that The Last Jedi’s set designers took in crafting the Porg. I may not be a fan of this extraterrestrial avian species, but I surely admire and respect the people behind its creation. Furthermore, though this particular LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) speed build video may be less than 3 minutes, it actually took Tom a total of 3 hours to build this brick-built bird. With 811 pieces to boot, the LEGO Star Wars Porg is a “life-sized”, 7-inch replica of the TLJ Porg as we saw in the film. The set itself has 6 bags right out of the box, with Bag #6 containing the final pieces to build the Porg’s head. It also comes with a UCS-style plaque.

A simple lever mechanism at the back of the build, at the tail to be exact, allows for certain play functions such as making the LEGO Porg flaps its wings and open its mouth. The back of the LEGO Porg is pretty impressive as well – I like the attention to detail and how this is achieved by using a variety of jagged LEGO pieces and cheese slopes to recreate a feather-like effect. However, I wish LEGO designers added an option of keeping the mouth and wings extended to add variety in terms of posing the set. In any case, this is one LEGO Star Wars set that you might want to have as a nice desktop or table top accessory. It may even be a breath of fresh air among all those LEGO Star Wars star ships that you have amassed over the years.

The LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) will be released on October 1, and is now listed at shop.LEGO.com with a retail price of $69.99.

 

Image credits: io9

New LEGO xtra Playmats Arriving at shop.LEGO.com

LEGO will be rolling out its first wave of LEGO xtra Playmats this October. If you recall, this collection of LEGO playmat accessories first came in to view last June after the reveal of the LEGO xtra polybag sets and minifigure accessories. The announcement of the LEGO xtra theme had a warm reception, especially from those who are into serious LEGO City MOC building. Though I really don’t think that the LEGO xtra Playmats will cater to all LEGO enthusiasts, it offers a lot of play opportunities for younger LEGO fans, and perhaps will be a nice additional element for certain vignettes. Whether you’re next inspired build will be minifigures on the road, a stroll in the grassy park, or an ocean-filled adventure, the LEGO xtra Playmats has it covered.

The LEGO xtra Playmats contains 11 LEGO elements per pack and will retail for $7.99. The nice thing about these packs is that they come in sets of two, with each Playmat having back-to-back prints and measuring 9 inches each. There is no news yet if the LEGO xtra Playmats will include additional themes in the future such as the timeless Castle, Space or Pirates theme (perhaps it’s the AFOL in me who is hoping), but it will really be cool if LEGO will offer those. For now, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com every now and then to check when these playmats are available, or just click the following links below.

LEGO xtra Road Playmat (853840)

$7.99; 11 pieces

Set up new roads and cruise around your city!

 Stretch your imagination and playtime with the help of this LEGO® xtra 853840 Road Playmat pack, featuring 2 laminated, double-sided playmats with printed graphics, 2 buildable connectors and a shovel play-starter element to do some digging on your roads. The double-sided pieces let you create 4 different settings. Combine and use the LEGO xtra accessories with any LEGO sets, to enhance children’s play in any way they can imagine.

  • Features 2 laminated, double-sided playmats with printed graphics, 2 buildable connectors and a shovel play-starter element.
  • Playmats each measure over 9” (25cm) square.

 

LEGO xtra Sea Playmat (853841)

$7.99; 11 pieces

Catch some sun, sand and surf at the seaside!

 Expand your playtime to the beach with the help of this LEGO® xtra 853841 Sea Playmat pack, featuring 2 laminated, double-sided playmats with printed graphics, 2 buildable connectors and a crab play-starter element. The double-sided pieces let you create 4 different settings. Combine and use the LEGO xtra accessories with any LEGO sets, to enhance children’s play in any way they can imagine.

  • This pack features 2 laminated, double-sided playmats with printed graphics, 2 buildable connectors and a crab play-starter element.
  • Playmats each measure over 9” (25cm) square.

 

LEGO xtra Park Playmat (853842)

$7.99; 11 pieces

Take a break in the park with a little help from this LEGO® xtra 853842 Park Playmat pack, featuring 2 laminated, double-sided playmats with printed graphics, 2 buildable connectors and a snake play-starter element. The double-sided pieces let you create 4 different settings. Combine and use the LEGO xtra accessories with any LEGO sets, to enhance children’s play in any way they can imagine.

  • Features 2 laminated, double-sided playmats with printed graphics, 2 buildable connectors and a snake play-starter element.
  • Playmats each measure over 9” (25cm) square.

LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) Now Officially Up at shop.LEGO.com

As early as last month, news has started to come in regarding the availability of the brick-built version of the most polarizing avian species in recent Star Wars lore. Love them or hate them, it seems that LEGO has already reserved a soft spot for The Last Jedi’s Porg, and has kept its availability under strict control since the infamous leaks of the LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) came out earlier this year. Now that The Last Jedi’s luster is starting to diminish, followed by the equally received Solo: A Star Wars Movie, I guess LEGO has no more reasons to hold back.

Recently, LEGO’s servers have been updated to now include official images of the UCS-like LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) set. Now listed at shop.LEGO.com, this particular Porg will be available to LEGO Star Wars fans starting October 1. The set will retail for $69.99 and comes in at 811 pieces. Read on for the full product description and some official images.

LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230)

Price: $69.99; Pieces: 811

Build and display your very own porg!

Own an unmistakable character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi with this LEGO® Star Wars 75230 Porg! This faithfully detailed Star Wars toy includes intricate feather detailing, authentic colors and an opening mouth and flapping wings when you press the tail. The set also comes with a display stand with decorative fact plaque and extra porg mini build, to form the perfect centerpiece for your LEGO collection.

  • Features authentic detailing, an opening mouth and flapping wings.
  • Also includes a display stand with decorative fact plaque and an extra porg mini build.
  • Porg without stand stands over 7” (19cm) high.
  • Display stand measures approx. 2” (6cm) high and 1” (3cm) deep, and over 4” (11cm) wide.
  • Relive fun porg adventures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

More Info About The LEGO Movie 2 Sets Revealed by Amazon France

As we close in towards the end of this quarter, more and more info seems to land on the internet regarding the LEGO Movie 2 sets prior to the sequel’s theatrical debut on February, 2019. We had a full reveal of the new Wasteland Batman costume a few days ago, and it is expected that this Mad Max-like version of the Dark Knight will eventually make its way as a minifigure in any of the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 sets scheduled for next year. And speaking about new LEGO sets, Amazon France is on the lead again in giving us more information about these upcoming tie-in sets.

This year’s San Diego Comic Con also saw the reveal of three LEGO Movie 2 sets, with an expected release date of early January. Other than these confirmed sets, it looks like we will have additional 9 sets under the film’s belt and more as we count weeks before the rest of the reveal sometime late December or January. As consolidated by Price Vortex, we now have additional info on these sets’ piece count and expected retail price. Here’s what we have so far.

It is interesting to note that its very likely that there will be a LEGO BrickHeadz single and dual sets under this theme considering that there are sets listed above that are within the price range of 9.99 and 19.99 Euros. Another point of interest is set 70840 which seem to be the largest among all the listed sets so far. Amazon FR shows that this set’s box packaging measures at 58.2cm X 17cm X 48 cm.  (LxWxH),  which is very similar to that of the LEGO Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow (70810) D2C set clocking at 2,741 pieces. We can safely guess that set 70840 may perhaps be the largest direct-to-consumer set that LEGO has in store for The LEGO Movie 2.

Based from the looks of it, LEGO is posed to release a huge collection of tie-in sets that can rival those from the first film. Not included in this listing are polybags and other LEGO Movie 2 gift-with-purchase sets. We’re surely off to a good start in 2019. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is scheduled to open in cinemas in the US on February 8, with more LEGO tie-in sets to be revealed at the end of this year.  Remember to subscribe to our blog site and stay tuned here in The Brick Show!

New Target Exclusive LEGO Bean There, Donut That (40358) Spotted

Looks like Target has been getting some LEGO love lately. We already covered that they now have available a set of themed costumes from Disguise that are directly licensed from LEGO – bricks and minifigure bodies. As if that weren’t enough, there’s a certain set spotted that’s apparently a Target exclusive. The said LEGO-Target exclusive comes in a bright yellow box that calls to mind LEGO’s Plants for Plants (40320) gift-with-purchase set released last month. The LEGO Bean There, Donut That (40358) comes in at 146 pieces and features an outdoor coffee-donut shop that would go nice with LEGO City sets.

LEGO Bean There, Donut That (40358)

Word of this set was first spread on Reddit, and picked up on by LEGO news source and set guide Brickset. It’s said to be sold on retail at target for $19.99 but is also believed to be part of a later promotion. That “exclusive to Target” tagline on the box indicates that only the retailer has it, or there may be other sets with different packaging made available elsewhere.

This Target exclusive LEGO Bean There, Donut That (40358) looks great with its shop stall, but is also a great source of donut props and LEGO mugs. It also comes with a bike and Dalmatian figure. The set’s simple but visually appealing design brings to mind similar minibuild vignettes from last year such as the Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236)Easter Egg Hunt (40237)Thanksgiving Harvest (40261) and Christmas Train Ride (40262) just to name a few.

You can try looking for this set yourself outside of Target if you like through the product’s DCPI, 204-00-0606. Otherwise, it’s time to visit your local Target store to see if they’ve got it stocked.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

During the past two weeks, LEGO was leaving bits and pieces on what we could expect from this year’s line of Winter Village set. There were speculations back then that it was going to be a fire station as hinted by the selected images that LEGO shared over on YouTube. And it was later on confirmed to be as such when we had our first look at the set’s official name – the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263) – when it first appeared in an Italian LEGO store flyer. This time around, we now have an official listing for this new winter village set at shop.LEGO.com.

The LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263) comes in at 1,166 pieces and features a handful of minibuilds alongside the fire station itself. The set includes a lamppost and a bench, a newly designed Christmas tree decked with presents at minifig proportions, a frozen pool and fountain, sled, and a vintage-inspired fire truck. The main build features a cutaway portion of a fire station that shows a two-storey design: the lower level serves as a garage for the fire truck, complete with functional doors and several fire-fighting accessories. The upper level features a warm and cozy resting area for our brave modern-day heroes. It has a red telephone, coffee maker, dining table, and a foldable bed. The Winter Village Fire Station (10263) also comes with a light brick (with batteries included) to light up the building. The building facade is also decked with LEGO’s new sustainable plant elements, staying true to their commitment in gradually promoting these new plant-based LEGO pieces in their future sets. Curiously, there is no particular scene where we can find the firefighters in action, save for placing the traditional star on the top of the Christmas tree. I guess LEGO is keeping up with the festive mood of the occasion since this is a Christmas-themed set. You have to leave it to your imagination if you wish to add such a feature in your own holiday build.

The minifigures that goes along with the Winter Village Fire Station (10263) does not disappoint as well. It includes 6 minifigures: 3 firefighters with new classic firefighter uniforms, ice hockey player, musician with saxophone, and a girl with a scarf. The set also contains a baby minifigure with a printed sweater, a Dalmatian, and a buildable snowman with a curved top hat.

Read on for the complete product description of the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263). It will retail for $99.99 and will be available for early VIP access beginning this week September 13, with a general public release on October 1. Be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com to know more.

10263 Winter Village Fire Station
Ages 12+. 1,166 pieces
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £84.99 – FR 99.99€ – DK 799DK

Enjoy a festive family build with the Winter Village Fire Station!
Welcome to the snowy LEGO® Creator Expert 10263 Winter Village Fire Station, where the firefighters are enjoying the calm of the holiday season. This delightful LEGO set features a 2-level, holly-adorned building with an upper-level kitchen, complete with a red telephone, table, fold-down bed and a LEGO light brick. Behind the large red fire station doors, you’ll discover firefighting equipment and a fire pole, while outside there’s an ice rink with a decorative firefighter statue, a decorated Christmas tree with transparent star and gifts, plus a bench and lamppost. This set also features a classic red fire truck with a turntable ladder, hoses, toolbox and deep-tread tires. Gather the family and bring the magic of the holiday season to your home with this festive LEGO Creator Expert set. Includes 6 minifigures, plus baby and Dalmatian figures, and a brick-built snowman.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: 3 firefighters, ice hockey player, musician with saxophone and a girl with a scarf, plus a Dalmatian figure, brick-built snowman and a baby figure with a moose sweater.
  • 2-level Winter Village Fire Station comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed facade with decorative columns, ornate windows, large red garage doors and holly decorations, plus an ice skating rink with firefighter statue, decorated Christmas tree with transparent star, sleigh, bench, lamppost and a LEGO® light brick.
  • Also includes a classic red fire truck with a turntable ladder, hoses, toolbox and deep-tread tires.
  • Ground level features a garage area with a fire pole and firefighting equipment.
  • Upper level interior features a cozy kitchen with red telephone, coffee maker, dining table, radio, dog bed and a fold-down bed for a firefighter.
  • Raise the fire truck ladder and help the firefighters decorate the tree.
  • Build a cute snowman with a cool top hat.
  • Light up the fire station windows with the LEGO® light brick!
  • Gather the family and bring the magic of the holiday season to your home with this festive LEGO® Creator Expert set.
  • Accessory elements include ice skates, a hockey stick, gold-colored helmets, saxophone, hot dog and bun, dog bone, toolbox and tools.
  • This festive set includes over 1,160 pieces.
  • New-for-October-2018 decorated elements include a classic firefighter uniform and an adorable baby sweater.
  • New-for-October-2018 special elements include a 1×2 rounded plate, 2×2 plate with reduced knobs, 1×1 plant and 1×1 flower elements.
  • Fire Station measures over 9” (23cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Fire truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald (41631) Set Officially Revealed

A new LEGO BrickHeadz duo will soon finally find their way from the MACUSA to your nearest local LEGO store. The new LEGO BrickHeadz Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald (41631) dual-pack has been officially revealed via LEGO’s Facebook page earlier today. Numbered #76 and #77 respectively, this dual-pack set comes in at 247 pieces and will retail for the same price of $19.99 like other previous LEGO BrickHeadz dual sets.  In my opinion, these are one of the best LEGO BrickHeadz sets that I’ve seen so far, with a very accurate brick rendition of their hair and clothes while still retaining that particular BrickHeadz vibe.

It is a welcome surprise that the LEGO BrickHeadz Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald (41631) set is slated for an early release of October 1, ahead of the film’s November 16 release. Check out LEGO’s press release for more information, courtesy of The Brothers Brick.

This LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41631 Newt Scamander™ & Gellert Grindelwald play set is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all the iconic details from the Fantastic Beasts™ series, including Newt’s waistcoat, coat and detachable case, plus Grindelwald’s different colored eyes. Both come with detachable wands and stand on a buildable collector’s baseplate for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.

Buildable Newt Scamander™ & Gellert Grindelwald LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction characters feature decorated eyes and authentic details from the Fantastic Beasts™ series, including Newt’s waistcoat and jacket, Grindelwald’s different colored eyes and 2 wands.
Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate.

Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with other characters from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics. Fantastic Beasts™ toys measure over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate. Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square.

LEGO BrickHeadz Witch (40272) Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

Last month we caught wind of the new, Halloween-themed seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Witch (40272) set with all the trappings of her nature: broom, cauldron and a weird-looking tree. Its first images were from a sighting of the set at the shelves of the Copenhagen, Denmark LEGO Store.

Barring that super-early availability of the LEGO BrickHeadz Witch (40272) on LEGO’s home country, the most likely time for the set to become available in all major markets would have been sometime in October in our estimate. But what do you know; it may be a Halloween set, but LEGO has made Christmas come early.

LEGO BrickHeadz Witch (40272)

What we mean is that as of this week, the LEGO BrickHeadz Witch (40272) is now listed on shop.LEGO.com as available for purchase. Comprising of 151 pieces to form the main witch brick-built figure and her spooky props, each set is retailed at $9.99.

Spook your friends with a LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Halloween Witch!

Say “Double, double toil and trouble!” and add a touch of sorcery to your celebrations with this scary LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 40272 Halloween Witch. Check out her pointy nose and hat, detachable broom, cauldron, bone and pumpkin. This spooky construction character also comes with a buildable collector’s baseplate with a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo for display in the home, office or anywhere you like.

  • Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Halloween Witch construction character features green skin, decorated eyes, pointy hat and a detachable broom.
  • Also includes a buildable cauldron scene with a bone element.
  • Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring a seasonal calendar and BrickHeadz logo.
  • Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with other characters from your favorite films, TV series, games and comics.
  • Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
  • Stands over 3” (9cm) tall without baseplate.
  • Baseplate measures over 4” (11cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263) Finally Confirmed

Sometimes you can’t help but wonder if LEGO purposely reveals details of a set to one of its national markets alone, leaving other countries to pick up on it themselves before they make an official announcement later. How many times already did we learn about new sets because of a store flyer or product sighting anywhere from Europe to Korea? As August came to an end, we were treated to teaser details for this year’s LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village. The red telephone close-up hints at an emergency response office. Good guess! A LEGO store flyer from Italy now confirms that this year’s winter village D2C set is the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263)

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263)

According to the flyer, 2018 will see us getting the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263). Well, just because a village is covered in snow doesn’t mean fires won’t break out. This upcoming set is a realistic addition for an ever-expanding brick-built village.

Now that we know the set’s name, all that’s left is the eventual reveal scheduled to be on September 9, with its availability slated by October 1. As you can tell from the numbering too, this comes right after the LEGO Creator Expert Aston Martin DB5 (10262). The Winter Village Fire station joins the ranks of previous holiday-themed, advanced models sets such as last year’s Winter Village Station (10259)Winter Village Market (10235)Santa’s Workshop (10245)Winter Toy Shop (10249), and the Winter Holiday Train (10254).

Thanks also to Italian LEGO news site Mattonito for sharing this tidbit to the world.

LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) Official Product Description Released

Just as August was drawing to a close we finally had visual confirmation on one thing: LEGO does have an upcoming brick-built figure set for the newest breakout alien creature from the Star Wars saga, the Porg from The Last Jedi. Ever since LEGO advertised the film by putting LEGO Porg statues in London last year, it was well-known. Leaks about the LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) set have been popping up in Europe since June, but it was only days ago when we saw the box design and learned the October release date. Now we have a full product description.

The official info for the LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) set was spotted by Star Wars news source Rebelscum, from a product listing on Wal-Mart. The blurb goes:

 

Own an unmistakable character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi with this LEGO Star Wars 75230 Porg! This faithfully detailed Star Wars toy includes intricate feather detailing, authentic colors and an opening mouth and flapping wings when you press the tail. The set also comes with a display stand with decorative fact plaque and extra porg mini build, to form the perfect centerpiece for your LEGO collection.

  1. Features authentic detailing, an opening mouth and flapping wings.
  2. Also includes a display stand with decorative fact plaque and an extra porg mini build.
  3. Porg without stand stands over 7 (19cm) high.
  4. Display stand measures approx. 2 (6cm) high and 1 (3cm) deep, and over 4 (11cm) wide.
  5. Relive fun porg adventures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

That’s right: the set includes a full-sized Porg, plus a data plaque for the creature on a stand, decorated with a mini-built Porg. Fans of the big-mouthed critter need only wait until October 8 to get their hands on this fountain of memes, at only $69.99 too.

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