Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Bus” Reaches 10K Milestone – Qualifies As The First Project for LEGO Ideas’ Third Review Stage.

We recently had a glimpse of this year’s first LEGO Ideas project that made it to the Production Phase, and anytime next year will be seeing Robert Bontenbal’s The Old Fishing Store hitting toy shelves for everyone to enjoy. Hot off the trail of this achievement is another first – we now have our first entry for the LEGO Ideas third Review Stage in the work of Ryan Rydalch’s (Savath_Bunny) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “The Bus”. His project is based on the popular Marvel mini-series that is now on its fourth season and currently being aired on ABC. The fictional peacekeeping and spy agency is part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and shares several parts of its storyline in the films. Here’s what Rydalch has to say about his LEGO Ideas project:

With extraordinary sets like Spider-man, Thor and Wolverine hitting the market as traditional superheroes, why not send a message to children that, “Not all heroes are super, some are just awesome.”

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Bus” LEGO Set would allow buyers to create their own inspired missions for the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. By featuring the fully functional flying command center for our agents, Agent Coulson’s team can track down any Hydra scum wherever they may be hiding. In addition to the stealthy Bus, this set also includes Agent Coulson’s favorite collectable: Lola, the flying red corvette!  

The S.H.I.E.L.D. Globemaster formally known as the CXD 23 Airborne Mobile Command Station (aka “The Bus”) is divided into five separate building platforms that when linked together create the plane.

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Kudos for Ryan’s work, and we hope to see his LEGO Ideas Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘The Bus’ be eventually part of LEGO’s Marvel Super Heroes theme. What do you think about this LEGO Ideas project? Do you think it will get the seal of approval from LEGO’s top designers? Share us what you think in the comments section below.

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LEGO Fans In The UK May Win These Smoking Hot LEGO City Volcano Explorer Sets By Answering Three Simple Questions.

Here’s a welcome treat for our fellow LEGO fans in the UK. In case you’re raring to have not just one, but all five of the latest LEGO City Volcano Explorer sets then here’s your chance to bring them home – for FREE!

Head over to LEGO City’s Volcano Explorer website and simply answer the three questions correctly posted on their site, as well as answering the open-ended question before submitting your entry. This contest is open to all LEGO fans with a valid LEGO ID account where one account is limited to one entry. It will run until 5PM of October 31 where a randomly chosen entry will win the following LEGO City Volcano Explorer sets.

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Volcano Exploration Truck (60121)

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Volcano Crawler (60122)

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Volcano Supply Helicopter (60123)

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Volcano Exploration Base (60124)

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Volcano Heavy-Lift Helicopter (60125)

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This is one pretty cool contest that you don’t want to miss. In case you haven’t seen the entire LEGO City Volcano Explorer set, check out Stephen’s review below highlighting the theme’s fun play features.

 

 

Exclusive Full Length Animated Short LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape Now Available Online.

Jurassic World made waves last year in the box office with an uber cool upgraded version of the park and a mean, highly intelligent hybrid the Indominus Rex.  LEGO saw the potential of the film translated in LEGO brick form and came up with 6 sets under the theme, with 2 promotional bags to go along with it, PLUS an exclusive animated short entitled LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape that goes along with the 2-pack special DVD version of the film. The said LEGO Jurassic World sets are still up for retail at shop.LEGO.com and just recently, LEGO and Universal Pictures have posted the 30-minute animated short online, dividing it into 6-mini-series including a teaser trailer. Watch the full playlist starting with the trailer below, then followed by its official synopsis.

In LEGO Jurassic World: The lndominus Escape, two of the most beloved brands of all time come together like never before!

When Simon Masrani accidentally destroys one of the park’s main attractions (he really should learn how to fly that helicopter), he calls upon his trusted employee Claire to save the day. Alter some quick Dino-DNA building in Dr. Wu’s lab, Claire comes up with the perfect solution that is sure to delight Masrani and kids everywhere – the lndominus rex- the smartest, biggest and scariest hot dog-loving hybrid dinosaur ever created!

Unfortunately, disaster strikes after the lndominus eats all the hot dogs and escapes from its pen in a hungry rage. It’s now up to the talented and rugged dinosaur trainer Owen Grady to save the day and battle the lndominus rex in an epic, action-packed finale!

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As you may have noticed, the full playlist has all five parts of the animated special now available for previewing. If you wish to have a DVD copy of the exclusive two-pack 2015 Jurassic World and LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, just click this pre-order link over at Amazon.com. You may also want to check out Tom’s review of all the LEGO Jurassic World sets, and how accurate they are as depicted in the film.

WATCH: This LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 Stop Motion Build Video Is Simply Amazing.

Love it or hate it, I guess most of us will agree that the recent rehash of the LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 is one of the most challenging sets that we have ever tried our hands on. The massive set comes in at around 4,000 pieces with an average build time that will challenge even the most expert LEGO master builder around. Needless to say, such huge set offers a unique building experience and various play features that you can never find from other LEGO sets. If you wish to know more about the new LEGO Star Wars Death Star, be sure to check out Stephen’s comprehensive review of the 75159 which you can watch right here.

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As if these cool features of the 75159 are not enough, YouTube LEGO builder from the Netherlands, Bart van Dijk decided to take things to a higher notch and came up with a stop motion video of the LEGO Death Star that is absolutely incredible. Working from the bottom up in front of a camera, he recorded every 4,016 pieces and elements of the UCS set as it fits nicely in its proper place and adding a bit of animation and humor as he goes along. Check out his amazing work below.

Not only do we see how each part goes to another in the most difficult fashion considering that he has made this from the lowest tier going up, we get to see how each iconic scene are relived across the original trilogy. What I like best is the trash compactor scene where the LEGO elements seem to come alive as Chewbacca figures out how to escape, and the play features that were highlighted in the Emperor’s throne room. Bart van Dijk also threw in some audio snippets from the films to really set each scene.

I must say that this is by far one of the most creative review and presentation of the LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159 that I have seen so far. If you like this video, you may also check out Bart van Dijk’s YouTube channel where he did a similar video on the LEGO Disney Castle 71040, Rebel Combat Frigate 75158 and the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle 10252.

 

Here’s What’s Happening at the LEGO Booth at this Year’s New York Comic Con.

We’re now on Day 2 of this year’s New York Comic Con happening at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, and the fun never stops in the city that never sleeps. This year, LEGO seems to leverage on the newest offerings coming from the DC Universe where it features several sets highlighting the DC Super Hero Girls and The LEGO Batman Movie. In fact, LEGO’s Booth #1336 is centered on these two distinct DC superhero themes. For those who can’t make to this year’s NYCC, From Bricks To Bothans offers us an inside look on what to see and expect inside LEGO’s fantastic booth. From life-size, brick-built figures to hands-on mosaic building activities, and a much-awaited exclusive LEGO DC Super Hero Girls mini-doll raffle, there is something fancy for all DC and LEGO fans at the NYCC. We already have our first look on how things are at LEGO’s Booth #1336 in our previous post, and FBTB shares additional photos that show us various LEGO-related events slated to happen in this year’s NYCC. All photos posted below are courtesy of FBTB.

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Here’s what to expect throughout the weekend with LEGO @ NYCC to keep you updated on these events.

The LEGO Batman Movie Characters 3X Build
Come help two of our LEGO Master Model Builders construct three 7-foot tall models of characters from the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie, completely out of LEGO bricks!
Thursday – Saturday 10:00AM to 7:00PM, and Sunday 10:00AM to 12:00PM
 

LEGO Batman Selfie Station
On the back of the LEGO Booth, come get your selfie with LEGO Batman!
Thursday – Saturday 10:00AM to 7:00PM, and Sunday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
 

DC Super Hero Girls Costume Character Photo Op and Signing
Stop by the booth to have your picture taken with members of the DC Super Hero Girls.
Thursday – Saturday 11:00AM and 3:00PM, and Sunday 10:00AM and 1:00PM
 

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Mosaic Free-Build
Flex your creative muscles and stop by to build something super!
Thursday – Saturday 10:00AM to 7:00PM, and Sunday 10:00AM and 5:00PM
 

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Minidoll Drawing
Thursday to Sunday every 12:30PM until supplies last. To be done at the back of Hall 1E. Holders of a 4-Day, 3-Day and Single Day Fan Badge are all eligible to join. One drawing per person, per day. The winner will receive onsite a NYCC exclusive, limited edition LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl minidoll.

 

Are you at NYCC 2016 right now or headed there this weekend? Tell us of your experience in the comments below or feel free to post some of your pics at the LEGO Booth at our Facebook page.

 

TRU’s First Week of Bricktober Offers 30% Discount for Selected LEGO Items PLUS the Exclusive Musicians Minifigure Collection Pack.

Toys R Us annual Bricktober promotional have already started, with great deals on selected LEGO sets plus free minifigure sets every week as mentioned in their calendar. This week, TRU is offering as much as 30% off on selected LEGO building sets coming from the Duplo, Creator, City, Ninjago, and Speed Champions theme. They’re throwing in a a few sets as well, coming from the Legends of Chima and Ultra Agents line. Several LEGO Friends and Nexo Knights sets are also on a discount for as much as 20%, plus you get a free LEGO Dimensions Level or Team Pack (not including LEGO Dimensions Wave 6) worth $29.99 when you buy a LEGO Dimensions Starter set.

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All of these deals come with free shipping. As an added treat, in case you will opt for a store pick-up, you can get the TRU exclusive, limited edition LEGO Bricktober Musicians Minifigure Pack (valued at $19.99) if you spend $50 or more on LEGO products and sets. In case you missed the promotional kickoff this week, you still have a chance to avail of these great deals until October 8, tomorrow.

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Like previous TRU Bricktober promotionals, it is expected that the exclusive minifigure packs will be a hot item that may easily ran out. So if you aim to collect all of this year’s TRU Bricktober minifigure collection, you still have a chance to get your hands on the Musicians Pack by making an in-store LEGO purchase at any TRU store until October 8. Toys R Us will be releasing the LEGO Warrior, Athletes, and Cops & Robbers Minifigure Packs respectively over the remaining weeks of October as supplies last.

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Here’s an Early Look At The Latest LEGO Batman Movie Sets at NYCC 2016 PLUS DC Heroines In Their Brick-Built Forms.

This year’s New York Comic Con is now in full swing, and there’s a lot going on at LEGO’s Booth #1336. Earlier this week, we have our first official images of some of the sets that are centered on the LEGO Batman Movie theme, and this time Brick Show’s on-site team at NYCC was able to shoot some pretty cool footage that gives us an early look at these sets. Watch these videos.

 

The Arkham Asylum (70912) – Available on 01/01/2017

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Batcave Break-In (70909) – Available on 11/27/2016

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Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901) – Available on 11/27/2016

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In celebration of this year’s NYCC, the Dark Knight comes with a new promotional poster for his upcoming movie.

LEGO has also announced that it will raffle an exclusive NYCC, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl mini-doll for all convention attendees every day at 12:30PM throughout the duration of the event. Here’s a clearer picture of the NYCC LEGO Batgirl mini-doll courtesy of Marvel Morris.

 

Finally, we have these two impressive life-sized, brick-built figures of Supergirl and Harley Quinn welcoming everyone at LEGO’s NYCC booth, including a pretty neat 82,944-piece, shapeshifting, rotating lenticular mosaic of some of DC’s Super Hero Girls.

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We can expect more surprises and reveals from LEGO later on during the next few days of the New York Comic Con, so stay tuned only here at the Brick Show!

 

 

Here’s A Closer Look At the LEGO Holiday Countdown Calendar 40222.

Earlier this month, we have learned that LEGO is in an early gift-giving spirit with the announcement of its next promotional available from October 1 to 25. The LEGO Holiday Countdown Calendar 40222 is now available for FREE with purchases of $99 and more at any LEGO Brand Store and shop.LEGO.com until supplies last. Unlike the rest of this year’s Advent Calendars that are focused on Star Wars, City, and Friends themes, the Holiday Countdown Calendar focuses on more Christmas themed miniature builds and comes at a lower price point of $19.99. However, the 40222 is described as a 250-piece ‘build-and-rebuild’ set which means that unlike the Advent Calendars, you may probably not be able to assemble all the 24 suggested builds simultaneously.

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Adorably cute and tiny as they are, LEGO’s database was recently updated to include several high-resolution images of the 40222 that gives us a closer look at some of its 24 suggested builds. Check out these images right after the Holiday Countdown Calendar’s official description.

LEGO Holiday Countdown Calendar 40222

Pieces: 250; Age: 7+

Countdown to Christmas with building fun every day!

Build a new festive model every day during December, with 24 models featuring a winter or Christmas theme. Hours of fun await in building, taking apart and rebuilding all of these different models. Use the included instructions to build the first model on December 1, then on the next day take your model apart and begin the new one—until Christmas arrives! Also features a resealable box to store all the LEGO® pieces and a brick separator.

  • Features 24 models, each with a winter or Christmas theme.
  • Also includes a resealable box, brick separator and extensive building instructions for all 24 models.
  • This item offers an age-appropriate play experience for ages 7 and over.
  • Makes a great festive gift for LEGO® fans.

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As of this writing, the LEGO Holiday Countdown Calendar still appears in the My Bag section of shop.LEGO.com once your purchase reaches $99. It doesn’t appear to be listed for purchase though, since it doesn’t show up using the site’s search function. However, its retail value appears once you click on it through My Bag.

Nevertheless, it is still a promotional that is expected to run out quickly as we enter the holiday seasons, so better get a move on if you wish to have this one-of-a-kind seasonal set.

And Our First 2016 LEGO Ideas Set Is…

Following the teaser of LEGO Ideas over at their blog site regarding the announcement of the results of the first 2016 Review Stage, we now have our victor among 9 hopefuls: The Old Fishing Store by Robert Bontenbal (RobenAnne) was announced as the next LEGO Ideas project that eventually received the thumbs up from LEGO’s Review Team at the LEGO HQ in Billund, Denmark. Here are additional photos from the Old Fishing Store as originally submitted by Bontenbal. Take note that this is not yet the final model as offered by LEGO.

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Bontenbal’s ‘Old Fishing Store’ is among the nine projects that reached the 10K supporter milestone between January and May of this year, including the Fossil Museum by whatpumpkin, Gingerbread House by Swan Dutchman, the Jedi High Council Chamber by lojaco, Jurassic Park Visitor Centre by LDiEgo, Modular Train Station by LegoWolf, Particle Accelerator by JKBrickworks, Rolling BB-8 by mjsmiley and artbot138, and Johnny Five by PepaQuin.

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Here’s the announcement as delivered by Charlotte of the LEGO Ideas Review Team straight from Billund

Fishing has always been a central point in Robert Bontenbal’s life. This big passion, in combination with his day job as an architectural draughtsman, is what came together to create this beautiful model that is packed with lovely details and play opportunities. Its creative building style represents a unique design expression for LEGO houses that we’re all very excited about. We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availably for the Old Fishing Store, so check back on LEGO Ideas in 2017 for details.

Congratulations once again to Robert Bontenbal and to his Old Fishing Store set and we’re excited to see this on shelves by Fall of next year. The Second LEGO Ideas Review Stage is currently on going with 12 projects that qualified within the period of May and September.

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We seem to have a large number of candidates this time and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for our own personal favorites like the Voltron – Defender of the Universe by len_d69, Addams Family Mansion by afol777, and Merchant’s House by bigboy99899. We all hope for the best as the approved project (s) will be announced early next year.

 

What do you think of the Old Fishing Store as the next LEGO Ideas set? Will you get one for yourself once it hit shelves next year? Post your comments below or join in the discussions over our Facebook page.

 

More LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Revealed!

Following the unveiling of the first half of LEGO’s DC Super Hero Girls sets yesterday, now comes TLG and Warner Bros.’ press release and a glimpse on three more sets under the celebrated theme. Thanks to LEGO’s Twitter post, we now have a first look at the second half of these sets in time for their public debut at the New York Comic Con from October6-9. If you have plans in visiting this year’s NYCC, be sure to drop by at LEGO’s Booth #1336 at Hall 1E to be one of the first to preview them PLUS a chance to bag the Batgirl minidoll as a daily prize draw for each day of the Con. Check out the tweet below, followed by a closer look at these images and their official description.

 

Lashina’s Action Rider (41233)

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Join in the action-packed LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ world as Supergirls dog Krypto™ faces Lashina™and the blue Kryptomite™. This great set features a Lashina mini-doll figure, Lashinas tank with a stud shooter and space in the back for Krypto, plus Kryptos house with defense shield and a catapult.

  • Includes a Lashina™ mini-doll figure, plus Krypto™ figure and a confused blue Kryptomite™.
  • Features a tank with stud shooter and a cage in the back with removable cover to hold Krypto™.
  • Also includes a doghouse with shield that opens, fire hydrant and a catapult.
  • Fire the yellow ball element from Kryptos catapult at Lashinas tank.
  • Capture Krypto™ with Lashinas whip and put him in the back of the tank.
  • Break Krypto™ out of the tank to free him.
  • Accessory elements include Lashinas whip, a yellow ball element, stud, Supergirls phone and a dog bone.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 7-12.
  • Check out the 41230 Batgirl™ Batjet Chase for some high-flying Super Hero fun!
  • Cute but evil Kryptomites are included in every LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ set.
  • Lashina’s tank measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
  • Kryptos doghouse measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep.
  • Price: $14.99

 

Bumblebee’s Helicopter (41234)

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Be part of the action-packed LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ world as Bumblebee™ protects her shipment of crystals from the Kryptomites. This great set features a Bumblebee™ mini-doll figure, helicopter with opening cockpit, spinning rotors, stud shooters, zipline and space in the back for the crystals, plus a dumpster and small stud shooter for the two angry red Kryptomites.

  • Includes a Bumblebee™ mini-doll figure, plus two angry red Kryptomites.
  • Features a helicopter with opening cockpit, spinning rotors, zipline, two stud shooters and storage space in the back to hold the crystals.
  • Also includes a dumpster to hold the stolen crystals.
  • Load the crystals in the back of the helicopter and take off.
  • Fire the helicopters stud shooters at the Kryptomites.
  • Shake the Kryptomite™ off the helicopters zipline and recover the stolen crystals from the dumpster.
  • Includes a small stud shooter for the Kryptomites.
  • Accessory elements include four studs and three crystal elements.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 7-12.
  • Join the other teens at 41232 Super Hero High School to learn more about being a Super Hero!
  • Cute but evil Kryptomites are included in every LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ set.
  • Bumblebees helicopter measures over 2” (7cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide.
  • Dumpster measures over 1” (4cm) wide, 1” (3cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.
  • Price: $14.99

 

Wonder Woman’s Dorm (41235)

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Be part of the action-packed LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ world as Wonder Woman™ protects her Golden Lasso from the Kryptomite™. This great set features a Wonder Woman mini-doll figure, dorm room with an opening window, bed with a secret drawer/screen, separate opening wardrobe and workstation, plus an invisible motorbike, tool/paint and a suspicious orange Kryptomite.

  • Includes a Wonder Woman™ mini-doll figure, plus a suspicious orange Kryptomite™.
  • Features a bed with opening window and space for a trophy above and storage space belowfor a drawer/screen, plus an opening wardrobe.
  • Also includes Wonder Womans invisible motorbike, plus a workstation with a rotating platform for the motorbike.
  • Set the invisible motorbike on the workstations rotating platform.
  • Sneak the Kryptomite™ through the window and into the wardrobe to steal the Golden Lasso.
  • Close the doors and capture the Kryptomite™ in the wardrobe.
  • Accessory elements include Wonder Womans Golden Lasso, a wrench, two spray paint cans, trophy and a tub of wax polish for the bike.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 7-12.
  • Connect with 41232 Super Hero High School or join other Dorm Room sets to expand your Super Hero play even more!
  • Cute but evil Kryptomites are included in every LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ set.
  • Bed, wardrobe and workstation together measure over 3” (9cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 1”(3cm) deep.
  • Motorbike workstation measures over 1” (4cm) high, 1” (3cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep.
  • Invisible motorbike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and under 1” (2cm) wide.
  • Price: $19.99

 

The first half (Batgirl’s Batjet 41230, Harley Quinn’s Cafe Rescue 41231, Super Hero High School 41232) of the DC Super Hero Girls theme will hit shelves on November 27, while the remaining half is scheduled for a global launch on January 2017. I must say that the sets under this theme are rather impressive. Though I am not a fan of minidolls since their debut in LEGO’s Friends line-up, seeing the renditions that LEGO created for these DC heroines and the varied sets that come with them, I can say that the theme may have a fair share of following later on in the future.  We just have to wait and see until the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls make their debut in this week’s NYCC.