It was teased in LEGO’s August Store Calendar as an exclusive D2C set a few months ago, and this time around LEGO VIP members are in for a magical journey into the heart of Disney kingdom: enter the LEGO Disney Castle 71040! Starting today and until the end of this month, LEGO VIP members may now have the opportunity of an early access to this highly sought after set.
Coming in at a massive 4,080 pieces, the LEGO Disney Castle is now available for all VIP members retailing at $349.99 via shop.LEGO.com or any LEGO brand store and will be available to the general public beginning September 1, 2016.
Watch Stephen’s unboxing and review of the LEGO Disney Castle and see for yourself the magic within the walls of this majestic set.
Rumor has been thick regarding the Girl of Steel making her debut in LEGO Dimensions. Since last April when we reported that Supergirl’s building guide was found over at LEGO servers, news was virtually non-existing about her availability and release date.
Just a few hours ago, LEGO Dimensions’ Facebook page has announced that the elusive and highly prized minifigure of the Girl from Krypton will now be exclusively offered with the LEGO Dimension Starter Pack for the Playstation 4 starting this September. As of this writing, there has been no announcement yet from LEGO if Supergirl’s LEGO Dimensions’ minifigure will be offered to other gaming platforms as well.
Supergirl also comes as an in-game playable character accessible via the ‘Hire-a-Hero’ section of LEGO Dimensions. However, I have a strong feeling that owning the video game itself may be secondary, as compared to the excitement of actually having the exclusive Supergirl collectible minifigure. We just hope that LEGO will also do the same with the Green Arrow minifigure promotional polybag that were offered at E3 last June. It will be great to see that added to all LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs across multiple gaming platforms. Check out the official press release below.
Introducing the Supergirl from Krypton!
Supergirl LEGO Minifigure Added as Exclusive Bonus in LEGO® Dimensions™ Starter Packs for PlayStation®4
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today at Gamescom that starting in late September 2016, LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs for Sony PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system will include an exclusive, bonus DC Comics Supergirl LEGO minifigure for a limited time. The highly collectable Supergirl LEGO minifigure has many extraordinary in-game abilities to help solve puzzles and battle enemies, including Super Strength, Flying, X-Ray Vision, and Beam Attacks which enable her to shoot heat beams out of her eyes. She can also transform into Supergirl Girl Red Lantern with additional abilities such as firing powerful Red Lantern energy bolts and energy beams from the Red Lantern Ring and forming Red Lantern Energy Constructs.
The LEGO Dimensions PS4™ Starter Pack includes the videogame, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, four LEGO minifigures, Batman, Gandalf, Wyldstyle and the exclusive Supergirl, plus the LEGO Batmobile, and the revolutionary LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and models into the game, as well as direct in-game action all with the movement of the physical toys.
In the future, Supergirl will be available as a “Hire-a-Hero,” a feature in LEGO Dimensions that allows players to sample characters using studs collected in the game. Players can select the hologram minifigure near certain hint stones to unlock characters for a limited time to try out their special abilities to solve problems and complete puzzles.
LEGO Dimensions is developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
It’s a sad Saturday for the legion of the faithful scattered throughout the Star Wars galaxy, when Kenny Baker at almost 82 years old, passed away in Lanchashire, England. Kenny, also known as Kenneth George Baker, is best known for his portrayal of the endearing astromech droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars saga. Personally operating Artoo in all of the 6 Star Wars films, Kenny became sort of an icon, a legend to all Star Wars fans, for giving a distinct personality to the most beloved astromech in the world. Whether shaking because of excitement, or turning around his dome-shaped head out of disdain and amusing contempt towards fellow droid C-3PO, Kenny was able to brilliantly bring Artoo into life and winning the hearts of many along the way. True enough, Kenny was an excellent performer and actor, and he will always be remembered as the person that gave a heart and soul to the most popular robotic companion in the world.
In honor of this great man who made this Star Wars legend possible, let’s take a look at the many times Artoo made its appearance in LEGO minifigure form throughout the years. Since 1999, R2-D2 has left his mark in 36 LEGO Star Wars set according to Brickset. Over the years, we’ve seen some slight variations in printing over the minifig version of Artoo however his standard, 4-piece design has always been the same. Though these pieces and elements that makes up the iconic LEGO R2-D2 is also used in recreating some of the droids in the LEGO Star Wars theme, R2-D2 has always remained the most popular astromech minifigure across all LEGO Star Wars sets, and here are all the minifigure renditions of Artoo as he appears in them. Thanks to Bricksetfor all the images.
Classic R2-D2 Appears in 14 sets, with the following being the most notable.
To some extent, we have Kenny Baker to thank for in making R2-D2 as one of the most prolific LEGO Star Wars minifigures around. Kenny will remain a much loved personality as the astromech that he portrayed and forever immortalized in the annals of LEGO history. Though Kenny is no longer with us, he will always be remembered in all six Star Wars films as the humble little person who breathed who gave life and a personality to the most famous astromech in this side of the galaxy.
How about you, what is your most favorite LEGO R2-D2 minifigure? Share us what you think in the comments section below, or jump right in the discussions in our Facebook page.
We recently featured a load of rumored LEGO sets – more than a hundred fifty to be exact – that are expected to debut in 2017 and covered almost all of LEGO’s active themes and upcoming movies as well. Two of these sets have been unveiled already with the announcement of the LEGO Batman Movie: The Batmobile (70905) and The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider (70906), and if we will take these reported rumors as true, then we can expect plenty more sets to arrive considering that there is a total of 15 expected sets that LEGO will release that will surely make the Caped Crusader beaming with smiles.
Other than the 2 confirmed sets mentioned above, LEGO is still understandably mum on the rest of the LEGO Batman Movie sets. However, LEGO insider Delta Customs may give us some hints on the shape of things to come. He shared several descriptions of these sets over at his Instagram account and credits them to a certain ‘Captain Unicorn’ (now, that’s something that you don’t hear everyday).
First off, is a possible LEGO Batman MovieArkham Asylum that is expected to retail at around $100. According to Delta Customs, the size of this revamped ‘treatment center’ for Gotham’s criminally deranged villains will be almost as that of its predecessor, the LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937)released in 2013. However, this newer version will be based primarily on how the Asylum will be portrayed in the LEGO Batman Movie. What is interesting about the set is its sheer number of villains rendered in their minifigure forms. The rumored LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum will feature a total of 12 minifigures: Batman, Barbara Gordon, Aaron Cash, 2 Arkham Guards, Harleen Quinzel (presumably in her professional outfit), Joker, Two-Face, the Riddler, and three more unnamed villains. The villains in this set are said to be in garbed in Arkham’s jumpsuits.
Next is a newer rendition of the Batcave as we saw it featured in the trailers. The supposedly new LEGO Batman Movie Batcave will particularly boast of with tons details such as the various Bat costumes of the Caped Crusader, a walkway leading to the Batcomputer similar to how it was shown in the official trailer, and an Alfred minifigure. Other highlights of the set include the Batboat and a brick-built duck ride for the Penguin and several of his arctic bird minions similar to that of the Wildlife Photographer as seen from LEGO’s CMF Series 16. The little penguins are seen carrying some attachments on their back.
In addition to this, we’ll be seeing the LEGO Batman Movie Batwing, though this one is different from the one seen in the trailer and is shaped more like a bat. The plane’s cockpit is the head of the bat, and a Poison Ivy minifigure will be included in the set.
Killer Croc is slated to be featured in the movie and he will also have a set dedicated to him. The LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Swamp set will feature a big fig version of the reptilian powerhouse, and it is rumored that this bigfig rendition will be as big as that of the Rancor as seen in LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit 75005. That will be a huge plus point for this set in case this rumor turns out to be true. The Killer Croc Swamp set also comes with a buildable red pick up truck, swamp like builds, including a unique animal skull, and minifigures of Batman, Zebra Man, and Tarantula.
Other tidbits of info that Delta Customs shared about some of the sets also include:
A Mr. Freeze minifig in an exo-suit, Batman, and a hostage belonging to one of the smaller sets.
The Penguin will also get ‘a really cool car’, one that will rival Joker’s Notorious Lowrider.
Plenty of new, random minifigures: Tarantula, Zebra Man, Kite Man, Calendar Man.
Plenty of vehicles to go around for villains.
It will certainly be great to see these vehicles have their own sets.
In similar news, several sources over at Eurobricks also mention that a Catwoman bike set will also make its appearance and the one which most of us are waiting for, is a complete line up of collectible minifigures dedicated to the LEGO Batman Movie. It is reported to comprise of 20 minifigures instead of the usual 16.
Like any other rumor, we always everyone to bear in mind that these are all predictions and speculations unless the LEGO Group releases their official announcement. However, knowing that there are some folks who usually turn out to be 99% accurate in their predictions surely gives us something to look forward to.
Be sure to keep tabs with the LEGO Batman Movie’s official website for official announcements and other cool stuff. So what do you think about these rumors and predictions? What are you most excited about all of these? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks to the Brick Fan for the tip.
Stephen and Jason are on a roll with another Brick Show Experience at Brick Fest Live happening right now at Denver Mart in 58th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. Coming in hot from their successful tour last week in Anaheim, California, you can now catch your favorite YouTube LEGO show hosts as they make waves in Denver, Colorado.
Brick Fest Live has already started and will continue until Sunday, 5PM. Tickets to these cool LEGO inspired happenings may still be ordered online right here. Take a look at some of the cool highlights of this event.
LEGO lovers rejoice! The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.
Enjoy an amazing LEGO world where you can marvel at giant creations and even build some of your own.
The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to celebrate, build new creations, and see some truly mind-blowing LEGO sculptures to help set the imagination free.
The Brick Show Experience: Meet popular YouTube LEGO show hosts from The Brick Show and be featured on in an upcoming video.
Brick Fest Derby: Build and race your custom built LEGO derby car down one of our 35-foot long timed tracks!
Collaborative Building Activities: Contribute to large-scale mystery floor mosaic.
Inspiration Stations: Add to existing LEGO cities and make them your own by building custom creations.
Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO title head to head.
Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire! Take your game to the next level on the Brick-Links.
Brick Fest Theater Trivia & Entertainment: Participate in LEGO trivia all while taking a break from what will be an overwhelming amount of awesome!
Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of 1×1 LEGO bricks, build a piece of art to proudly display for other attendees.
Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from one of the many merchants in attendance.
Head over at our official YouTube channel to see our livestream coverage of Brick Fest and the Brick Show Experience. You may also visit our Facebook page to stay in touch with the latest happenings in our show, and meet other awesome LEGO fans and enthusiasts.
Following the ‘unintended’ reveal of Amazon Italy regarding LEGO’s latest Rogue Sets (sorry guys, we have to remove our previous post on this, including the pictures that goes with as per request of The LEGO Group), Target USA Online has just listed one of the elusive sets under the Rogue One banner: the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One TIE Striker 75154. The set comes in 543 pieces and includes 4 minifigures namely, a TIE Pilot, an Imperial Ground Crew, Imperial Shoretrooper, and an Endor Rebel Trooper. Again, we’re posting this under the assumption that Target, like Amazon, is one of LEGO’s legit partners so we don’t see anything wrong if we will repost their official listings here. Unless they left another curious Gungan to toy around with their database and cause havoc, then we will keep this post up here on our site.
With that being said, here’s Target’s official product description for the 75154, followed by some pretty neat high-res images. Thanks to Toys N Bricks for the heads up.
LEGO® Star Wars TIE Striker 75154
Join the battle against the rebels! Play out iconic sky battles with the amazing TIE Striker. With large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, this amazing model is the perfect opponent for any rebel starfighter. Includes 4 minifigures.
Includes 4 minifigures: TIE Pilot, Imperial ground crew, Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit
Features large adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters
Weapons include a blaster pistol, blaster rifle and a double-barreled blaster (E-22)
Accessory elements include electrobinoculars and a comlink
Recreate fantastic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One
The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14
Measures over 2” (6cm) high, 16” (41cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide
Though this has been around for two days now, Rogue One’s second official trailer deserves our respect – so much so that we’re posting it here again to our hearts’ content. Enjoy.
‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. I can just imagine in my head how much Walt Disney would have nodded his head in agreement with this piece of oriental wisdom. In the case of LEGO builder szabomate90, the journey may well begin aboard a steamboat – the LEGO Ideas Disney Steamboat Willie, that is. We’ve featured several LEGO Ideas project, and Disney-themed MOCs here on our site, and this brick-built Steamboat Willie stands out not just because of the historic animation in which it represents, but also the build’s impressive monochromatic color scheme. Here’s how szabomate90 describes his LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie.
Steamboat Willie is the first fully synchronized sound cartoon directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was the debut of Mickey Mouse in a cartoon the first to be distributed and the third to be produced. So as an animator and a Lego fan I’d like to pay my respect to that marvelous production, which since was created then inspired a lot of talented artists.
Because Disney Minifigures arrived, I have the luck to create a Mickey Mouse related set with him as well. In addition, I repaint the figure to match the original 1928’s appearance. The model designed to be tiny, easy to build and playable. You can put Mickey Mouse inside the boat also you can play with the cranes. The set includes 156 bricks.
The customized black and white Mickey Mouse minifigure is absolutely gorgeous and accurate, giving the set a true vintage feel. It’s a fitting tribute to one of the pillars of Walt Disney Animations, especially that the landmark animated film will be celebrating its 90th year two years from now. It’s a perfect commemorative LEGO set that also celebrates the longstanding partnership between Disney and LEGO. If you wish to give two thumbs up for this LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie and help it achieve its 10K mark, just head over to its project page and hit the Support button. You may also visit szabomate90’s Flickr page for more of his LEGO MOCs and builds.
Thanks to an excellent summary provided by the Brick Fan, we now have an overview of what to expect from LEGO with some of these sets now appearing in Brickset’s databasewith most of it coming from the LEGO Ninjago Movie slated to hit theaters sometime in September next year. Again, be wary that some of these names and set numbers are not final, and were gathered from multiple sources across Eurobricks forums. With that out of the way, let’s now take a look at our list.
21035 Guggenheim Museum
Truck with Catamaran
Truck with Quads
Street Sweeper and Truck
Mobile Police Truck
Police Starter Set
Service Truck Heist
Creator (no official names assigned to these set numbers yet)
76068 Mighty Micros: Superman vs. Bizarro
76069 Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth
76070 Mighty Micros: Wonder Woman vs. Doomsday
Spiderman vs. The Scorpion
Wolverine vs. Magneto
Iron Man vs. Thanos
21129 Mushroom Island
21130 Nether Train
21131 Ice Towers
21132 Jungle Temple
21133 Witch House
21134 Secret Waterfall Escape
70363 Action Macy
70364 Action Aaron
70365 Action Axl
70366 Action Lance
70347 Bike from the Kings soldiers
70348 Lance’s Cruiser
70349 Ruina’s Vehicle
70351 Clay’s Blaster Jet
70352 Jestro’s Monstrous Monster Vehicle
70621 Vermillion Trap
70622 Desert Dragster
70623 Shadow of the Destiny’s Bounty
70624 Vermillion Villain
70625 Turbomobile of the Samurai
70626 Disastrous Dusk
70627 Dragon Wrought
75123 Buildable Figure
75124 Buildable Figure
75125 Buildable Figure
75164 Rogue One – Rebel Battle Pack
75165 Rogue One – Imperial Battle Pack
75168 Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter
75172 Rogue One Set
75173 Duel of the Fates
75174 Desert Skiff
75179 ROTJ Lando Set
42058 Stunt Bike
42059 Stunt Truck
42060 Street Working Cars
42061 Container Transport
42064 Searching Ship
42065 RC Tracked Racer
Air Race Jet with Power Functions
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Bike
LEGO TECHNIC is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017 and to mark the occasion, the abovementioned sets will come with a special commemorative brick.
The LEGO Batman Movie
There is a total of 15 reported sets that LEGO will release in line with the movie: 10 of it is slated to be released in the first half of 2017, while 5 of it for the latter half.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
LEGO is fond of using code names for their later-to-be-revealed sets. Rumor has it that there will be a total of 13 sets that TLG will offer on the second half of 2017 just in time of the film’s theatrical debut in September 22, 2017. Can you guess what these codes mean?
70606 Ninjago Movie GA
70607 Ninjago Movie 2
70608 Ninjago Movie SA
70609 Ninjago Movie MP
70610 Ninjago Movie JS
70611 Ninjago Movie SC
70612 Ninjago Movie LD
70613 Ninjago Movie NW
70614 Ninjago Movie JJ
70615 Ninjago Movie KM
70616 Ninjago Movie ZT
70617 Ninjago Movie BS
70620 Ninjago Movie NC
And there we have it. If we counted it right that is a total of 153, all-new sets that LEGO is rumored to have in store for us in 2017. Again, as exciting as it may sound, we ought to grab the salt shaker and take these things with a grain of salt, and we don’t want to chase another cloud of smoke so to speak. So what do you think about these sets? What are you most excited about? Tell us what you think in the comments below or visit our Facebook page and join in to the discussions.
A few months ago, we featured 8-Bit Hero’s interesting versions of our favorite Marvel loudmouth Deadpool, and one of DC’s formidable supervillain, Bane. Recreated in a LEGO mosaic that boasts of a classic 8-bit retro look, these mosaics have proven to be a hit with our fans and viewers.
Our thanks once again to Joshua Hesselgrave of 8-Bit Hero for providing us with yet another pretty neat pixilated masterpiece pattern that we bet you’ll enjoy. Fans of the adorable plush collection of Disney Tsum Tsums will be glad to know that they can now come up with their very own Disney Mickey Mouse Tsum Tsum LEGO mosaic with just a few simple bricks.
This is how our final build should look like after we’re done (look at the image below). For this, we’ll need the following 1×1 LEGO pieces, totalling to 330 pieces.
Black – 195 pieces Pink – 2 pieces
Dark Gray – 22 pieces Tan – 111 pieces
You may opt to download and print the template below, or click here for a pdf version.
Watch Jason as he renders our world’s most favorite Mouse in this cool, time-lapsed video.
Be sure to visit 8-Bit Hero’s Facebook page for more examples of your favorite Disney, Marvel and DC characters rendered in their pixel-perfect, 8-bit versions. Do you have other Disney characters that you would like to see in their LEGO mosaic form? Share your thoughts at the comments section below or visit our Facebook page to join in the discussion.
Disney XD recently launched a contest that will let you push your creative Force into hyperdrive. In just 160 words, Disney XD challenges you to write the wackiest, zaniest and most creative story that you can come up with on how to use the Force. Four padawan writers will be selected and will have their creative ideas featured in Disney XD in the typical, comedic fashion similar to the short animated videos we see over at LEGO.com or during program breaks on the Disney XD channel. Other than the bragging rights on having their story brought to life using LEGO bricks, these four Force-sensitive souls will also have the chance to win a LEGO Star Wars First Order Snowspeeder (75126), while ten runner-ups will be awarded with LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana (75139) sets.
Here’s Disney XD’s official announcement.
Lights, camera, action!
We’re giving four lucky winners the chance to have their creative idea feature on TV. Submit your story below and it could appear as a LEGO animation on Disney XD! Top prize winners will also win a LEGO Star Wars™ First Order Snowspeeder & ten runners up can win the LEGO Star Wars™ Battle on Takodana set.
Simply visit their website and submit your greatest story idea. Submission of entries is until August 19, 2016.