New The LEGO Ninjago Movie Character and Vehicles Posters Revealed!

We’re roughly a month away before The LEGO Ninjago Movie hits the big screen, and we can expect LEGO and Warner Bros. to throw in more promotional materials and swag down the road leading to the film’s debut on September 22. Following the first wave of character posters that show our heroes in tune to their elemental affinities, IGN has just shared several new character posters of our LEGO Ninjago heroes this time, alongside their signature vehicles. All of these vehicles have already been translated into their respective LEGO sets, though a bit scaled down as compared to their movie counterparts.

These posters include Lloyd and his Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612), together with the rest of the Ninjago team and their battle-ready vehicles: Kai with his Fire Mech (70615), Jay and his Lightning Jet (70614), Cole and his Quake Mech (which we’re hoping to have an official LEGO set later on), Zane’s Ice Tank (70616), Nya and her Water Strider (70611), and Master Wu together with the elegant Destiny’s Bounty (70618). The film’s antagonist also gets his own poster, with Garmadon standing proudly with his ominous Garma Mecha Man (70613). No word yet if these posters will actually have their physical counterparts (perhaps a LEGO Store promotional?), but if they do, these are pretty cool to collect. Check these out.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is slated to hit US theaters on September 22. Thanks to IGN for sharing these images.

 

 

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From the High Seas to the Vast Cosmos – The Next LEGO Ideas Sets Are…

It was a long road to travel, but the effort and patience are all worth it. In  a much welcomed (and long overdue) announcement, the LEGO Ideas Team, lead by Project Manager Sanne Dollerup, has finally revealed earlier today what most of us, including myself, has been waiting for since May of last year.

The results of the LEGO Ideas Third 2016 Review Results have been finally turned in, with Ship in a Bottle, the Flagship Leviathan by JakeSadovich77 topping the rest of the Third 2016 LEGO Ideas Review Stage Qualifiers, and the much awaited (my goodness, I’m having goose bumps as I’m writing this) – drum roll please – Voltron Defender of the Universe by len_d69! Here’s the official announcement from LEGO Ideas.

Ship In A Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan.

A big congratulations to JakeSadovich77 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

As an avid LEGO builder, Jacob Sadovich was inspired to create his LEGO Ship in a Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan, following a real-life ship in a bottle that he had built just a few years ago. We’re really excited to be able to introduce Jacob’s Ship in a Bottle, The Flashship Leviathan set for its unique approach to what official LEGO sets can look like. If you’d like to learn more about Jacob then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.

Voltron – Defender of the Universe

A big congratulations to len_d69 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

Leandro’s passion for Voltron started at a very young age when his parents bought him a Voltron toy. From that moment on Leandro was hooked. Building with LEGO bricks allowed Leandro to celebrate his passion for Voltron – Defender of the Universe even more.  We’re really excited to be able to introduce Leandro’s Voltron – Defender of the Universe set. Leandro’s project sets itself apart for its creative way to build with LEGO bricks. If you’d like to learn more about Leandro then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.

I am very much interested to see how Lendy Tayag’s Voltron will turn out in its final LEGO Ideas version, and I’m just glad that any licensing issue with the creators of Voltron has been finally hurdled. As mentioned in the announcement, these next LEGO Ideas sets are slated to be available in 2018, most probably in June or September so there’s still time to save up for your LEGO Ideas wish list. I’m just a bit disappointed that The Iron Giant by BrettCuv didn’t make it past the Review Stage, but seeing that Voltron finally made it makes up for that.

The LEGO Ideas team is speeding things up, with another round of Review Results slated anytime during the fall of 2017. The First 2017 LEGO Ideas Review Qualifiers consists of eleven (11) fan projects that made it to the qualifying roster from January to May of this year.

How about you Brick Fan, are you excited for these next LEGO Ideas sets? Share us what you think in the comments below!

 

 

 

Here’s An Early Reveal – A Look at the LEGO Seasonal Thanksgiving (40261) Set.

We’re still quite far away from Halloween, but several LEGO fans were given a head start on having this year’s next seasonal LEGO vignette. The LEGO Seasonal Halloween (40260) set is now available at various toy and hobby outlets, just like this one that was shared by Almir Sadovic via Brickfinder.

Now that the Halloween (40260) set is finally out, it means that we finally get to see what’s the next seasonal set slated to be released. It is customary for these sets to provide a glimpse at the end of the instruction booklet, of what’s next in this series of seasonal offerings. Well, as you may have guessed it, it is the LEGO Seasonal Thanksgiving (40261) set.

As you can see, the Thanksgiving (40261) set contains 133 LEGO pieces, some of which can prove to be quite useful for MOCs and other creations. The tree in the background looks very much the same as that from the LEGO Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) save from the leave’s different color scheme. It also consists of vegetable patch, a scarecrow, and cleverly built turkey. I particularly like the cart which can be used in many different ways.

There’s no official word yet on when this set will be released, though it will be safe to assume that this will be available worldwide beginning in October, alongside the LEGO Seasonal Halloween (40260) set

 

 

 

Something BIG is Coming In September – And We’re Now Getting Closer to What It Is.

We’re still a month away before this year’s much awaited Force Friday II, but bits and pieces of information are now gradually making its way online about this year’s largest Star Wars sales event. LEGO is prepped up and ready to go for all things Star Wars once September 1 breaks the light of day, particularly, with its latest offering of LEGO Star Wars sets based on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Images of these sets are already out in the open, thanks to several online retailers who posted it ahead of its official reveal date.

Much of the speculation that revolves around this theme centers on the highly circulated news (or rumor if you prefer it that way) that massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is slated to return this September. The Internet is certainly rife with this piece of news, with so many LEGO Star Wars fans clamoring for the UCS set’s return. Since the news (or rumor) broke out, there was no solid proof to back up the claim, with only pieces of ‘circumstantial’ evidences that seem to point to the massive set’s return. However, a recent teaser given by prolific LEGO Star Wars set designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer, has set ablaze the LEGO landscape once again with him hinting on a much, much, much, much, much, much larger set to be revealed on September 1st. This is the first clue that gave rise to another wave of speculations that we are indeed closer to the famed brick-built starship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

This time, I can just imagine how jaw-dropping the next teaser was since this time, LEGO finally speaks out about this very much (6x) larger set. Posted on its official Twitter account, LEGO teased on the arrival of a humongous set, almost 5x larger than its recently released LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258).

Riding the waves of further speculation, several fans used their ‘investigative’ skills in prying open this mystery that LEGO has thrown in. Some even tweaked the above photo to ‘reveal’ how the Falcon’s box art is hidden under the wrappings. I’m not really sure if such photo enhancements are reliable but one thing is for sure: LEGO promises more reveals during the next few days especially that we’re closer to next month’s Force Friday II sales.

What’s your take on this Brick Fans? Is this the Falcon that we all so want to see? Let us know in the comments below, or share us a thought or two over at our Facebook page.

 

 

 

From Katanas to Lightsabers – LEGO September Store Calendar Highlights Ninjago and Star Wars Force Friday II.

LEGO’s September Store Calendar is now available online, and it is one super-exciting month for all Ninjago and Star Wars fans. This month celebrates the theatrical release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie with not just one, but TWO promotional polybags for the month. September also marks the much awaited return of Force Friday, aptly dubbed as this year’s Force Friday II. To sweeten the deal, LEGO brings back double VIP points for any LEGO Star Wars purchase made from September 1 to 3, PLUS a free promotional Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) minifigure. Let’s take a closer look.

September 1-3: LEGO Star Wars Force Friday II.

Earn double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars items, and get a FREE exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) minifigure with purchase of $50 or more while supplies last. For most of us, the exclusivity of this promotional minifigure will be the main reason why we’re holding on to that next LEGO purchase until September 1.

I just hope that we will not go through that same predicament most us experienced when during last year’s Force Friday, with the exclusive Darth Revan minifigure promotional attached to it, shop.LEGO.com listed that the sought after Darth Revan minifig already ran out of stock just 4 to 6 hours after Force Friday officially kicked in. We just have to wait and see.

September 4-21: FREE The LEGO Ninjago Movie mini Green Ninja Mech Dragon (30428) for purchases of $35 or more.

TLNM offers an impressive range of promotional polybags, based mostly on its larger mech replicas such as the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612), Ice Tank (70616), and the rumored Quake Mech. I’m pretty sure that these polybags will be in demand in the aftermarket after their promotional period.

September 4-30: FREE exclusive The LEGO Ninjago Movie poster with a LEGO Ninjago purchase.

Other than the cool polybags, you also get to bring home a complimentary, The LEGO Ninjago Movie poster for purchase of any TLNM set, minifigure or accessory. This promo will run from September 4 to 30.

September 5 & 6: FREE VIP Monthly Mini Model Build which is a Dinosaur.

To reserve your spot, simply register for the September MMB by visiting shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting August 15. The LEGO MMB is meant for children ages 6 to 14, and must be completely built in store.

September 14-30: VIPs get early access to TWO exclusive sets.

We have reason to believe that one of these D2C sets is the rumored comeback of the LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon, while the other one is completely under wraps. The excitement is really intense!

September 16: VIP Ninjago Building Event.

LEGO Ninjago fans ages 6 to 14 will have a blast building this mini version of Kai’s Red Fire Mech. This event is exclusively for VIP members and registration is necessary to participate.

September 18-24: Dress Like a Ninja Week.

Put on your ninja garb and visit any LEGO store dressed up like your favorite Ninjago hero and get a free Ninjago mask while supplies last.

September 22 – October 8: FREE The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd Minifigure (30609) with purchase of $50 or more.

Just in time for The LEGO Ninjago Movie’s big screen debut, we finally have information on how we can bring home one of Lloyd’s most impressive minifigure version. Found over at eBay a few days ago, we now know that the Lloyd Minifigure (30609) polybag will come as a free promotional during the said dates for any LEGO purchase of $50 and above.

 

If you can still hold on to that LEGO spending power, then now is probably time to do so. There’s a handful of pretty impressive sets that you may want to check out in September such as the colourfully detailed Ninjago City (70620) and the idyllic LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310). If you want to go massive, then be on the lookout on what LEGO has in store on September 14 and 15.

 

 

Official LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi Set Images Starting to Appear at Some Online Toy Stores.

Hi there Brick Fans! I’ve been out for quite some time due to a very nasty Internet problem from my end, and I’m just glad that my internet service is now back! So what’s a LEGO fan boy do after being cutoff from online civilization for quite some time? Hitting away at the keyboard of course, looking at things that I missed recently, and what is currently happening on the LEGO landscape. Lo and behold, it seems that there is a ton of new brick info that is running all over the Internet, and this particular one happens to be hailing from a galaxy far, far away.

Earlier last month, I posted an article in which we had a glimpse, though a bit blurry, of the latest LEGO Star Wars set to debut just in time for Force Friday in September. However, since we understand that LEGO is privy about these matters, we decided to remove these images even if they were almost unrecognizable. But as they say, the cat is out of the bag already and it seems that some online retailers have already listed these sets for pre-order, including the sets’ official images and product descriptions. Now, we’re walking on a slippery slope here, but since this is from an independent, third-party retailer and not from any illegitimate source (aka leaks), I guess it becomes somewhat official.

So here we go. Credit goes to Polish online toy retailer, Planetaklockow for sharing these images. What is also interesting about their listing is that they managed to include a Polish translation of the sets’ official product description. If you prefer, you can also do a rough Google translation of what these descriptions say. However, bear in mind that this may actually be more confusing considering how this kind of translation works.

UPDATE: It looks like Planetaklockow eventually removed their listing for these sets. Oh well…

UPDATE 2: Since the initial publication of these images came from a third-party retailer whom mistakenly listed these on their site ahead of LEGO’s official press statement, LEGO asked us to remove these images from our site as well. 

Resistance Transport Pod (75176)

 

First Order Heavy Scout Walker (75177)

 

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter (75179)

 

BB-8 (75187)

 

Resistance Bomber (75188)

 

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189)

 

First Order Star Destroyer (75190)

 

Elite TIE Fighter Pilot (75526)

 

 

Rey (75528)

 

Elite Praetorian Guard (75529)

 

Chewbacca (75530)

 

 

 

Here’s What Lies Ahead for LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV Series.

This year’s San Diego Comic Con may long be over, but the waves of change as revealed during the SDCC panels and the excitement that it brings, is certainly felt by fans. Those who grew up with the LEGO Ninjago TV series know the feeling pretty well. Since its inception in 2011, LEGO Ninjago’s Masters of Spinjitzu has already gone through a lot of changes – a total of 7 seasons of it actually. These changes, according to writers Dan and Kevin Hageman while speaking during the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu panel at Comic-Con, is not just the good kind, but a necessary one. As the younger fans of the LEGO original series grows up, it is also necessary that our Ninjago heroes face their own coming of age.

This is one of the themes that the upcoming season of LEGO Ninjago would like to get across to its viewers, as presented during their SDCC panel. To give a hint of things to come, Season 8’s first trailer was shown to the audience, and later on released online as you can see below. Admittedly, the series is still a work in progress, and that the audience should expect more visually appealing special effects and a more polished look at the show’s characters. Nevertheless, the trailer gives us a glimpse of Lloyd’s new look which now closely resembles that of how he is portrayed in The LEGO Ninjago Movie. It’s kind of interesting to see how these character developments will progress and transition from the TV series and to their upcoming cinematic versions.

As we can see from the trailer, our team of ninjas will eventually face another group of antagonists hot from the trail of the Vermillion. These ninja doppelgangers bear much in resemblance to our heroes in terms of costume, except for their stylized motorcycle helmets. In the trailer, we see the objective of these covert ninja ops – to steal a mysterious red, kabuki mask during the height of the local festivities.

We don’t get to see the entire Ninjago Team assembled in this trailer yet; however it seems that these very same events will serve as the catalyst for the team to be together once more. What we know so far is that this upcoming season of LEGO Ninjago will be entitled as Sons of Garmadon as revealed during the San Diego Comic-Con. Nothing much has been revealed about the new season’s plot and how it will take off, but showrunner Tommy Andreasen mentioned through his Twitter page that this latest season may open up a lot of questions with regards to what happened between the events of Hands of Time story arc with that of Sons of Garmadon. These questions according to Andreasen will eventually be answered during the episodes themselves.

There is no release date mentioned on when LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu will eventually air, except for the assurance that it is slated to launch next year. In the meantime, don’t forget to mark your calendars when The LEGO Ninjago Movie hits the big screen on September 22.

 

 

 

New LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 SDCC Trailer Reveals Kang the Conqueror!

SDCC 2017 has been concluded, but the reveals that LEGO shared with fans and attendees still lingers on. I intend to do a recap any time soon about all the things related to LEGO during this year’s San Diego Comic Con, to somehow round-up all these things, and to make sense out of the information overload.

But before that, here’s another tidbit of info that Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games have shared during Comic-Con. We already had a look at some of the new Marvel superheroes that will be added to the game’s roster of more than 200+ playable characters. This time, we now have our second official trailer of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 video game that puts the spotlight on the game’s main antagonist, Kang the Conqueror. We also get a closer look at the different Marvel worlds as Kang brings them all together in an epic collision of inter-dimensional proportions in the surreal world of Chronopolis.

If the first trailer of LMSH2 introduces us to some of the characters that will grace the long-awaited sequel, this follow-up shows us more about Kang and the time-warping, open-hub world of Chronopolis. In this uber extreme mashup of Marvel worlds, we get to see familiar places such as Ancient Egypt, New York City 2099, Wakanda, Xandar, Knowhere, and many other comic book locations.

Here’s the official press release of the latest LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 trailer released as a fitting conclusion for this year’s SDCC.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Spotlights Kang the Conqueror in NEW SDCC Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a NEW trailer for LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 2 featuring Kang the Conqueror, a time-travelling Super Villain who has stolen numerous cities from across time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. First revealed at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the video spotlights Kang in his ultimate quest to take over the universe, as well as the many Marvel locations that make up Chronopolis, including Ancient Egypt, New York City in 2099, Wakanda, Xandar and many other Marvel settings.

At Comic-Con, TT Games also revealed a brand new character created in tandem with Marvel Games, fusing together the ever popular Carnage and Venom to form a new Marvel Super Villain called Carnom, a character who has never existed in the Marvel Universe before and is completely unique to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Along with Carnom, TT Games announced a slew of other characters coming to the game, including Howard the Duck and his Iron Duck variant, who will be voiced by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, Gwenpool, the fan-favorite amalgam of Gwen Stacy and Deadpool, Vulture, from the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film, Cosmo the Spacedog,Doctor OctopusForbush ManGreenskyn Smashtroll and Throg. These Super Heroes and Super Villains will join the recently revealed Medusa and Lockjaw of the Inhumans, all playable in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

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LEGO®  Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, epic adventure and sequel to the smash hit, LEGO®  Marvel Super Heroes. This original branching storyline, co-written by award-winning comics writer Kurt Busiek, transports players into a cosmic battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible Open Hub World of Chronopolis. Packed with signature LEGO®  humour for fans of all ages, gamers will go head-to-head with the time-travelling Kang the Conqueror in this fun-filled journey spanning the Marvel Universe.

LEGO®  Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting November 17, 2017 for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

 

 

 

Good News! LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Now Back at shop.LEGO.com!

A couple of weeks ago, we were caught in that existential fear (say what?) that every LEGO fan is most worried about – that anxiety of not being able to bring home or build that much desired LEGO Ideas set that were just recently released and has now quickly ran out of stock. Oh, the horror of it! I can pretty much relate to that, given of my own frustration of not being able to have my very own LEGO Ideas Wall-E (21303) set. So imagine how it feels if another chance to own a brilliant Ideas set will soon pass in an instant.

This is how most of us probably felt when news broke out of the largest LEGO Ideas set to date, the iconic NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), quickly ran out of stock at shop.LEGO.com, with very few sets made available in local LEGO brand stores. The set was so popular that demand for it completely overwhelmed the supply.

Though many AFOLs were quite disheartened when this immensely popular set quickly became unavailable, LEGO promised that stocks of the popular NASA set will be replenished soon. The good news is, this promise was eventually fulfilled now that shop.LEGO.com lists the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) available for purchase as of this writing.

If you’re holding on to that next LEGO purchase and has been waiting patiently for the return of this set, then now is the time to push that Add to Basket button before stocks ran out again.

Are you looking forward to having this set? Let us know in the comments below or join us in the discussions over at our Facebook page.

 

 

 

Davy Jones Will Not Shy Away From This Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Flying Dutchman MOC.

Ahoy there matey! Tyler is back once again with another brick creation, and this time paying tribute one of the most famous ships ever to roam the seas of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Unlike the Black Pearl, Queen Anne’s Revenge and the recent Silent Mary which received the official LEGO treatment by having their own LEGO sets dedicated to them, The Flying Dutchman is one of the well-known ships in the POTC series that didn’t make the cut of having its own LEGO set.

Thanks to another awesome MOC by Brick Show Master Builder, Tyler, we can now have the chance of building our very own Mini LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Flying Dutchman MOC. Following his previous Mini LEGO POTC Black Pearl MOC, Tyler now gives us Davy Jones’ famous ship in mini brick-built form.

This version of the Flying Dutchman comes with an old, sunken pirate ship look thanks to Tyler’s effective use of olive green and tan pieces. To give that old, sea-weary, barnacle infested look, Tyler added some 1×1 plates with a hole in the center at the sides of the ship. Since this is on a mini-scale, those pieces also act like cannons at the sides of the ship.

The original Flying Dutchman from the POTC movies seems to have an intimidating, gaping mouth on its bow. Using droid arms to recreate that spiky, gnarly effect, Tyler impressively recreates that effect just by using two droid arms and a hinged single 1×2 plate.  For its stern, Tyler used some grilled slope pieces to create that window-like part of the ship.

However, the best part of this build is Tyler’s clever use of the curved slopes and car fender pieces to create the sails of the Flying Dutchman. If you recall, he also uses the same technique for his Mini Black Pearl MOC a few weeks back. The choice of olive green for the sails is really spot on, which mimics that ominous, sea-born feel of the original ship.

Of course, our Mini Flying Dutchman MOC will not be complete without our minifig version of the infamous captain, Davy Jones. This minifigure rendition of the tentacled captain only appears in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl (4184) so obtaining him is a bit of a challenge. However, if you want to stay true to the film, we can also swap Will Turner’s minifig since we have thrice the number of chances to obtain him in LEGO form, not just in The Black Pearl (4184), but also in The Cannibal Escape (4182) and The Mill (4183). If you remember from Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End, Turner eventually became the new captain of The Flying Dutchman and went to become the sea’s next psychopomp (someone who offers safe passage to the souls of the dead, going to the afterlife).

If you like this latest build from Tyler as much as we do, the good news is that you can now have the chance of building one of your own. Simply head over to BuildBetterBricks and give it try. You can find the instructions to recreate the Flying Dutchman in its mini-form, with only 69 pieces of LEGO bricks that you may have lying around your house. Once purchased from the site, you will immediately have access to its full building instructions in digital PDF format. It also includes a parts list and a Stud.io file so you can effectively export the parts list to Bricklink in case you need to order some missing pieces. Here’s Tyler himself as he tells us more about his latest creation.

If you like the Mini LEGO POTC The Flying Dutchman MOC, be sure to check out the rest of Tyler’s Pirates of the Caribbean creations such as the mini POTC  Black Pearl and the fun, custom POTC Bank Heist with removable vault. Happy building!