Is LEGO Dropping Some Hints About The LEGO Batman Movie 2018 Sets?

LEGO has recently uploaded an image on their Twitter page on what could be a teaser on the next wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets. If you recall, a rumor has surfaced two months ago on what could comprise the third wave of TLBM sets slated to be released early in 2018, and now it seems that LEGO has given out the first clue on how some of these sets may look like. Check out the Bat Segway!

The talk in brick town suggests that we will be seeing five (5) TLBM sets in 2018 which includes unnumbered sets such as Justice League Anniversary Party, Egghead’s Food Fight, Harley Quinn’s Cannon Ball Attack, Bat-Buggy, and the Bat-Space Shuttle. Interestingly, some of these abovementioned sets, including that of a modified Bat Segway called the Whirly-Bat (which is one of the many actual bat vehicles that Batman and Robin used in the comics), can be seen in some of the pages of DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. According to DK, some of the vehicles and contraptions that were seen in the Batcave in TLBM were built as actual LEGO sets, and the book itself may be giving away clues on how these Wave 3 sets may actually look like.

Here are some other snapshots from the pages of The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie courtesy of The Brick Fan. From these images, it seems that Egghead will have the upper hand with his chicken-powered mech. Perhaps a team-up with Condiment King is in order?

Now that the Bat Segway is out, it’s just a matter of time before we see the rest of TLBM’s Wave 3 sets. Keep tabs with LEGO in social media for more teasers in the next few weeks. Now I wonder if Tyler has something in the works… Bat-wise! Stay tuned!

 

More LEGO Nexo Knights Sets Slated in 2018.

It seems that the LEGO Nexo Knights has gained some steam. In spite of being relatively quiet during the past months without any recent announcements of new sets, and its rumored cancellation due to its underwhelming market share, it seems that LEGO is not willing to drop the curtain yet for this relatively young theme.

Brick Fanz was quick to take notice of the tease in the latest issue of the LEGO Life Magazine, which confirms that the LEGO Nexo Knights will not be cancelled, but in fact, will be having a string of new sets based on a sinister, ancient enemy.  If you recall, since the theme’s launch in 2016, the heroes of Knighton has battled  against the quick-tempered Lava Army, together with Jestro and his infamous Book of Monsters, and this year against Monstrox and his Stone Army. The Lava Army together with some of the Nexo Knights are all predominantly colored red, while Monstrox and the Stone Army are rendered in purple.

For 2018 however, a new foe now looms over the horizon with the ability to seemingly influence our heroes and manipulate their thoughts and emotions. We have little information about this new foe which has been coined as the Tech Infection, except for the fact they are probably luminous green in color.

If ever the Tech Infection sets’ color schemes will be near to that translucent green color as seen from the image above, then I can just imagine a whole lot of potential sets that may take its cue from the early 90s’ Blacktron 2 and 2015’s Ultra Agents. Brickset has also updated its database to include placeholders for 6 sets under Season 5 of the Nexo Knights’ line-up. Design wise, the Tech Infection subtheme has the potential of becoming the best Nexo Knights sets.

What do you think brick fans, are you glad about this latest subtheme addition to the Nexo Knights? Let us know in the comments below.

A Look at This Year’s First LEGO Christmas Magnet Accessory (853663).

After the reveal of the LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) a few days ago, LEGO seems to be gradually building up the Christmas cheers with another Christmas themed set or accessory.  At LEGOLAND in Windsor, UK a new magnet accessory was put on display retailing at £6.99 or roughly $10. The LEGO Christmas Seasonal Magnet (853663) comes in at 45 pieces consisting of a girl minifigure, a pine tree, and microbuild snowman.

As far as we know, this is the fifth Christmas seasonal magnet released by LEGO since 2006, with the first four consisting of Santa minifigures. I know that most people might still prefer a Santa minifig over this latest accessory, but I personally prefer this most recent Christmas iteration over the previous ones, and the vignette-styled build that it shows. Though the build is very basic, which is to be expected from a small accessory such as this, its design stands from the rest with the thoughtful inclusion of white and blue translucent pieces that represent winter elements of ice and snow.

No word yet on when and where this Christmas seasonal magnet will land in the US, but if you’re into collecting LEGO accessories such as this, then keep your radars open and stick around here at the Brick Show!

Thanks to Brickset for the tip.

 

The LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) and Other Last Jedi Sets Now Available At Amazon.

The first wave of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets has already been revealed, alongside the much hyped launch of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) during this weekend’s Force Friday II sales event. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets is the brick-built version everyone’s favorite droid (next to R2, that is), BB-8. Consequently, as of this writing, shop.LEGO.com lists BB-8 (75187) as temporarily Out of Stock already, with almost all of The Last Jedi sets now on Backorder status.

However, the good thing is that Amazon still has BB-8 and the rest of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets up for sale. If you’re eyeing for this UCS-styled astromech droid, be sure to check the links below. Clicking on the images will bring you directly to the Amazon website. If you act quickly, you may still have a chance to grab this sets and of course BB-8 along the way.

 

Resistance Transport Pod 75176 (RRP: $29.99 USD, $39.99 CAD)

Escape to safety in the Resistance Transport Pod. Open the cockpit, seat Finn and Rose and launch! If our heroes run into trouble, turn the engine to aim the stud shooter or roll the wheel to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Now has anyone seen BB-8?

 

First Order Heavy Scout Walker 75177 (RRP: $49.99 USD, $64.99 CAD)

Go in search of Resistance fighters in the amazing First Order Heavy Scout Walker. Place General Hux in the cockpit and send orders to the Flametrooper. Give the walker a push and see the crawling legs start to move! When you spot the enemy, raise the spring-loaded shooters and get ready to fire!

 

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter 75179 (RRP: $79.99 USD, $99.99 CAD)

The Resistance has been spotted! Put Kylo into the cockpit of his super-fast TIE Fighter and blast off in hot pursuit. When you get close, push the triggers to fire the spring-loaded missiles and send those Resistance ships spinning out of control!

 

BB-8 75187 (RRP: $99.99 USD, $129.99 CAD)

Own your very own LEGO® BB-8! Turn the wheel to spin the head and turn another to open the hatch and see the welding torch pop out, just like it did in the movie! You can also sit BB-8 on the stand so you can show your friendly droid to all your friends when they come to visit!

 

Resistance Bomber 75188 (RRP: $109.99 USD, $139.99 CAD)

Join Poe and Vice Admiral Holdo as they set out on daring raids aboard the Resistance Bomber! Jump Paige into the rear gun turrets and fend off enemy ships or fire the spring-loaded shooters for extra firepower. When you reach your target, press the trigger to release the bombs and send the enemy troops running for cover. Good luck, Captain!

 

First Order Assault Walker 75189 (RRP: $149.99 USD, $169.99 CAD)

Grab the First Order Heavy Assault Walker and lumber into battle against Poe, Rey and the Resistance allies. Fire the head-mounted spring-loaded shooters and take aim with the rapid-fire stud shooter on top. When you run short on ammo, open the compartments and reload. In the Resistance fighters get too close, drop the mines at the back to give them a big surprise! Can the Resistance defeat this tough walker? That’s for you to decide…

 

First Order Star Destroyer 75190 (RRP: $159.99 USD, $179.99 CAD)

Join Supreme Leader Snoke as he rules the galaxy aboard the mighty First Order Star Destroyer! Fire the stud shooters to defeat enemy ships and then open the panels to play inside. Ride the elevator to Snoke’s command center and issue orders to the mini hologram. Give the fleet orders from the bridge, prepare for battle in the conference area, get the droids aboard and monitor the ship from the control room. When you’re ready to move out, grab the handle on top and zoom into action at hyperspeed

 

Elite TIE Fighter Pilot 75526 (RRP: $19.99 USD, $24.99 CAD)

Buckle up and get ready for action with the Elite TIE Fighter Pilot! Build this intimidating figure with red-striped helmet and breathing system and then put him in a battle pose. Arm his spring-loaded blaster rifle and you’re ready to take on the Resistance!

 

Rey 75528 (RRP: $24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD)

Awaken the power of the Force with buildable action hero Rey! Put her in a battle pose and gear her up with her blue Lightsaber and blaster pistol. If she runs into trouble, turn the wheel to take a swing at the First Order troopers!

 

Elite Praetorian Guard 75529 (RRP: $24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD)

Protect the First Order with Supreme Leader Snoke’s Elite Praetorian Guard. Reach for the awesome 2-handed bladed staff with lasers, or separate it to create 2 smaller weapons. Put this amazing guard dressed in tough red armor in a fearsome battle pose, then move the lever to swing the arms and send opponents running for cover.

 

Chewbacca 75530 (RRP: $34.99 USD, $44.99 CAD)

Roar into battle with everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca! Strap on his ammo belt and bag, grab his spring-loaded bowcaster and put him in a cool battle pose. This is the biggest, baddest (yet still lovable) LEGO® Wookiee ever!

 

 

This Year’s LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) Revealed!

LEGO seems to be in an early festive spirit with its latest addition of collectible holiday gifts this Christmas season. Other than the fan-favorite Advent Calendars, LEGO as it turns out, will be giving away another Christmas-themed promotional to celebrate the holidays. If you recall from last year, LEGO gave a free 250-piece Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) for a minimum purchase of $99 at all LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com from October 1-25, 2016. This time, Italy’s LEGO Store Calendar gives us a peek at what looks like this year’s free LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) set.

This new set looks very much the same as that from the Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) in which you can come up with 24 Christmas-themed builds that you have to construct one at a time. We don’t have any official word or images yet, except for the fact that the Christmas Build-Up set will be offered as a free promotional for every qualifying purchase of €65 and above in Italy starting October 22 to November 22. Given the cycle of LEGO Christmas promotionals that North America has, it is fair to assume that we will also have this as a LEGO Store and shop.LEGO.com promotional as early as next month

Thanks to Brickset for the heads up, and Mattonito for sharing these images.