LEGO Star Wars Buildable Mini R2-D2 (30611) Polybag Set Surfaces Online!

This piece of news comes as a very nice surprise. Toys N Bricks pointed out an eBay listing where we find a polybag (promotional?) offering of a LEGO Star Wars Mini R2-D2 Buildable Minifigure. It has a set number of 30611 and features a nicely detailed version of the iconic Star Wars droid. The eBay listing has ended already, with the polybag selling for an insane price of $99.99 USD. Check out these images from eBay.

However, it seems that there are more sightings of this newest polybag craze with Minifigure Price Guide pointing out to another eBay listing of the said polybag set. It is unclear when and where this polybag came out since the eBay listing has been quite shy about its origins. It is understandable why this polybag is such a big hit since this is the only buildable set of R2 that comes in a smaller size – the other one being the massive 2,100-piece LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 (10225). If ever it is a promotional set as Brickset has listed it, then it is interesting to see how it will fit in the overall scheme of things, or even if it is attached to any major LEGO Star Wars promotion at all. Last year we had the LEGO Star Wars Escape the Space Slug (6176782) promotional set which were given exclusively and by invitation only to several VIP members during the May the 4th LEGO Store event. So it will not be a long shot to consider the same arrangement for this latest Star Wars polybag offering. Well, we can only speculate at this point.

 

We will certainly keep a close eye on this one, so be sure to check back with us for more updates here at the Brick Show.

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2017 LEGO Sets Now Available!

Happy New Year to everyone! As we celebrate the start of 2017, why not check out the entire range of LEGO sets now available online at shop.LEGO.com.? The full range of LEGO Batman Movie sets slated for the first quarter of the year is now available, including the latest sets under the DC and Marvel Superhero theme, Ninjago, Nexo Knights, Creator, Ideas, and much more. The exclusive D2C LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255) is now up and live as well. This is not a full listing of all the 2017 sets that are currently available and if you want to check these out, you may head over at shop.LEGO.com and filter your search results to include all the new ones. Alternately, you may also click on the links below which will bring you right away to the set of your choice, either at LEGO’s online store or Stephen and Jason’s review of these sets (whenever available).

 

LEGO Ideas

Adventure Time (21308) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Creator Expert

Assembly Square (10255) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Joker Balloon Escape (70900) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901) ||shop.LEGO.com
Catwoman Catcycle Chase (70902) ||shop.LEGO.com
The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903) ||shop.LEGO.com
Clayface Splat Attack (70904) ||shop.LEGO.com
The Batmobile (70905) ||shop.LEGO.com
The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906) ||shop.LEGO.com
Killer Croc Tail-Gator (70907) ||shop.LEGO.com
The Scuttler (70908) ||shop.LEGO.com
Batcave Break-In (70909) ||shop.LEGO.com
LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls

Batgirl Batjet Chase (41230) ||shop.LEGO.com
Harley Quinn to the Rescue (41231) ||shop.LEGO.com
Super Hero High School (41232) ||shop.LEGO.com
Lashina Tank (41233) ||shop.LEGO.com
Bumblebee Helicopter (41234) ||shop.LEGO.com
Wonder Woman Dorm Room (41235) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Superhero Mighty Micros

Mighty Micros: Superman vs. Bizarro (76068) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth (76069) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mighty Micros: Wonder Woman vs. Doomsday (76070) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mighty Micros: Spider-Man vs. Scorpion (76071) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mighty Micros: Iron Man vs. Thanos (76072) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mighty Micros: Wolverine vs. Magneto (76073) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Ninjago

The Vermillion Attack (70621) ||shop.LEGO.com
Desert Lightning (70622) ||shop.LEGO.com
Destiny’s Shadow (70623) ||shop.LEGO.com
Vermillion Invader (70624) ||shop.LEGO.com
Samurai VXL (70625) ||shop.LEGO.com
Dawn of Iron Doom (70626) ||shop.LEGO.com
Dragon’s Forge (70627) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Nexo Knights

King’s Guard Artillery (70347) ||shop.LEGO.com
Lance’s Twin Jouster (70348) ||shop.LEGO.com
Ruina’s Lock & Roller (70349) ||shop.LEGO.com
The Three Brothers (70350) ||shop.LEGO.com
Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster (70351) ||shop.LEGO.com
Jestro’s Headquarters (70352) ||shop.LEGO.com
Battle Suit Clay (70362) ||shop.LEGO.com
Battle Suit Macy (70363) ||shop.LEGO.com
Battle Suit Aaron (70364) ||shop.LEGO.com
Battle Suit Axl (70365) ||shop.LEGO.com
Battle Suit Lance (70366) ||shop.LEGO.com
Combo NEXO Powers Wave 1 (70372) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Creator

Blue Express (31054) ||shop.LEGO.com
Red Racer (31055) ||shop.LEGO.com
Green Cruiser (31056) ||shop.LEGO.com
Air Blazer (31057) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mighty Dinosaurs (31058) ||shop.LEGO.com
Sunset Street Bike (31059) ||shop.LEGO.com
Airshow Aces (31060) ||shop.LEGO.com
Robo Explorer (31062) ||shop.LEGO.com
Beachside Vacation (31063) ||shop.LEGO.com
Seaplane Adventures (31064) ||shop.LEGO.com
Park Street Townhouse (31065) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO City

ATV Arrest (60135) ||shop.LEGO.com
Police Starter Set (60136) ||shop.LEGO.com
Tow Truck Trouble (60137) ||shop.LEGO.com
High-speed Chase (60138) ||shop.LEGO.com
Mobile Command Center (60139) ||shop.LEGO.com
Bulldozer Break-In (60140) ||shop.LEGO.com
Police Station (60141) ||shop.LEGO.com
Race Plane (60144) ||shop.LEGO.com
Buggy (60145) ||shop.LEGO.com
Stunt Truck (60146) ||shop.LEGO.com
Fishing Boat (60147) ||shop.LEGO.com
ATV Race Team (60148) ||shop.LEGO.com
4×4 with Catamaran (60149) ||shop.LEGO.com
Pizza Van (60150) ||shop.LEGO.com
Dragster Transporter (60151) ||shop.LEGO.com
Sweeper & Excavator (60152) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Technic

Ultralight Helicopter (42057) ||shop.LEGO.com
Stunt Bike (42058) ||shop.LEGO.com
Stunt Truck (42059) ||shop.LEGO.com
Roadwork Crew (42060) ||shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Architecture

Sydney (21032) ||shop.LEGO.com
Chicago (21033) ||shop.LEGO.com
London (21034) ||shop.LEGO.com

More The LEGO Batman Movie Polybags and Accessories (Yes, Seriously)!

When you have a hero and a rockstar as big as Batman, better expect the red carpet treatment from LEGO. So before we close the year to watch those fireworks, let’s take a look at more polybags dedicated to the Caped Crusader and his uber cool film. Just when we thought that LEGO has already unloaded enough polybags for us to collect, two additional sets (one accessory and polybag set to be exact) surface and have been shared by Dutch toy store Brickshop, and The Brick Fan respectively. Take a look at these images.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928) Keychain Polybag

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack

Image courtesy of The Brick Fan.

Now seriously, I’ve lost count already on how many Batman minifigures are there in the LEGO Batman Movie sets. The Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman comes in as a free promotional from Brickshop for every purchase of any TLBM set from their site, while the Accessory Pack is expected to come as a free gift similar to that of the LEGO Calendar. The Accessory Pack comes in at 41 pieces and also includes the new Batman minifigure with the yellow utility belt, and a newly designed Bat signal.

In case you like to plan ahead (and in this case, I’m very sure you are) on how to display your LEGO Batman Movie CMF, then LEGO has you covered. Brickshop has also listed a Minifigure Display Case to flaunt your collection. It is suitable for 16 minifigs, which is 4 spaces short obviously for the LEGO Batman Movie CMF, and will require and additional modular expansion such as the one below.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Display Case of 8

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Display Case of 16

As it seems, there are other accessories lined up to be released under the LEGO Batman Movie theme similar to how LEGO did it with their first major film aptly titled The LEGO Movie. With all of these offerings slated to hit store shelves at the start of the year, and with more than a hundred sets scheduled to be released under various themes, 2017 is pretty much a big year for LEGO.

 

So on behalf of Jason, Stephen and Brian and the rest of the Brick Show Team, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Thanks to neochan for this original, Deviant Art creation.

Official Box Art Images of LEGO Minecraft Sets Slated for The First Half of 2017 Surfaces!

Following the release of the official images of LEGO Speed Champions 2017, comes another wave of reveals courtesy of our friends from Hoth Bricks. Minecraft fans rejoice, for we now have these cool official box art images of the next LEGO Minecraft sets scheduled to be released during the first half of 2017. Once again, prices mentioned below are based on our rough estimates and are not to be considered as final.

 

Mushroom Island  (21129) for $19.99

 

Nether Railway (21130) for $39.99

 

Ice Towers (21131) for 49.99

 

 

Jungle Temple  (21132) for $59.99

 

Witch House (21133) for 69.99

 

Secret Waterfall Escape (21134) for $89.99

 

Bricket has listed two additional sets – 21135 and 21136 – that are still waiting to be revealed. So be sure to check back with us since we will be updating this page when new images arrive.

Official Images of New LEGO Speed Champions Sets Speed Their Way to 2017!

Just hours before the clock strikes at midnight to usher in the New Year, LEGO continues to surprise and delight us with these new set images of its fast and furious, LEGO Speed Champions collection. Earlier this month, we had a glimpse of one of its champion speedsters with the 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 (75881). This time, and zooming their way to 2017, we now get to see the rest of these speedsters scaled down to their minifigure sizes. Check out these official images below courtesy of The Brick Fan. The set prices mentioned below are just rough estimates.

 

Mercedes-AMG GT3 (75877) for $14.99

 

Bugatti Chiron (75878) for ($14.99)

 

Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879) for $14.99

 

2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 (75881) for $34.99

 

Ferrari FXX K & Development Center (75882) for $49.99

 

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team (75883) for $99.99

 

Not yet revealed is the Mercedes Pit Stop (75880) which, like what The Brick Fan pointed out, could be a LEGO Store exclusive. Will update this page and our database once additional images come in.

Several LEGO Batman Movie Sets Revealed In DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide.

Allen over at The Brick Fan was kind enough to give us a sneak peek on some of the pages of one DK’s LEGO themed books, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide. This latest offering from Dorling Kindersley promises to give an inside look at ALL of the LEGO sets (including those yet to be announced) used in the animated film, so it is naturally interesting to know what these new vehicles and sets will look like as revealed in the book. The Essential Guide is one of the several books that DK has lined up in celebration of our black and yellow hero’s own film. It is currently available for purchase via Amazon and retails at $12.99. I suggest that you check it out right away if you have plans of purchasing the book since it’s selling out fast. Here’s a complete description of DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide.

 

The perfect companion to LEGO Batman’s first solo movie, The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film’s release. Heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations are all explored in classic DK style, with lively and informative nonfiction text to annotate and expand upon lavish reference images of LEGO Batman sets and scenes from the movie.

 

 

 

These pages from The Essential Guide highlights three LEGO Batman Movie sets that caters to the rogues of the film, plus another vehicle added to the armory of the Caped Crusader’s war machines. As you will notice from the snapshots below, the Black Thunder is described as a modified Batwing as we saw it in the trailer. The build itself is quite impressive, though the predominantly black-colored bricks used in building the set may prove to be quite of a challenge. Included in the same set together with the Black Thunder is Harley Quinn’s cannon truck, with enough firepower loud enough to rival that of the deafening, evil laugh of the villainess. We also get to see Two-Face’s Technic-like wrecking machine which looks quite similar to a LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader (42030).

Aside from being a part-time pizza delivery guy in the Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910), we now see the supervillain with a true ride of his own in his fear gas-equipped Scarecopter.  Lastly, we finally get to see what most Batman fans are waiting for. We now get to see Bane in his impressive bigfig form, and a sand buggy kind of a vehicle to go along with it. I strongly feel that fans will probably pick up this set because of the former.

We hope to see more sets officially revealed by LEGO anytime soon now that DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide is finally out. Now that we’re just less than two months shy from the film’s theatrical release on February 10, we can’t wait to see those handsome images.

 

Thanks once again to Allen of The Brick Fan for sharing these snapshots.

 

 

WATCH: This Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Made With LEGO Is Simply Awesome!

What could be better than having Tom Holland play out the latest version of our favorite wall crawler on the big screen? Well, have his minifig counterpart do that instead. This latest brick-built video from Huxley Berg Studios shows that even Tom Holland’s Spider Man still looks good even in plastic bricks. Watch this.

That was absolutely awesome! If you find the bank robbery scene quite hilarious with the Avengers-wanna-be’s being effortlessly knocked out by Spidey, then their minifig versions in this clip had me laughing out loud. It was a clever move for the animators to use the Hulk’s headpiece from his 2012 promotional polybag on one of the robbers.

My first thought was to skip right over to that part where his roommate and friend Ned Leeds (played by Jacob Batalon) mindlessly dropped a completed LEGO Death Star. I was thinking how a massive set such as the Death Star can be rendered in minifig scale relative to the trailer. Well, the result did not disappoint at all. The 6-pack print on Peter Parker’s custom torso was also ridiculously accurate that I find it hilarious.

Even the custom minifig for the Vulture and his flight accessories were brilliantly made. Though it may not seem as big as of what we expect from the two rumored LEGO sets dedicated to the film as mentioned in our previous post, but it does the job of conveying Spidey’s next villain quite well.

These final screenshots are also flawless – nice cinematography on these stop-motion scenes.

If you were impressed (as much I am) with this rendition of Huxley Berg Studios, then check out the rest of their clips over at their YouTube channel. Spider-Man Homecoming (the actual film) is slated to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Watch Out For LEGO’s Next Big Reveal On January 4, 2017 – Can You Guess What It Is?

Last week, LEGO has started to tease about an ‘awesome new play experience’ that promises to bring out the creativity in every child. As with any teaser, the speculations are quite plenty based on a very vague hint that LEGO posted on its official Facebook page.

 

There has been plenty of hype about what could this next big reveal that LEGO has in store at the start of the year, with most gearing towards the hope of having a latest version for the relatively outdated LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313) – and there’s a good reason to consider this possibility. Other than the blinking vertical light bar which probably represents a rather obscure sensor, the fact that the Mindstorm theme gets an update every 3 to 4 years is another telltale sign of this possibility. If you’re into Mindstorms, you may recall that the first NXT was launched in 2006 with LEGO Mindstorms NXT (8527), followed by LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) in 2009, and its latest iteration in 2013 the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313). Considering that this theme seems to be updated every 3 or 4 years, then I guess the likelihood of seeing an EV4(?) is not quite a long shot.

   

Moments ago, LEGO’s Facebook page has been updated again with their next teaser being a sort of a confirmation. This time, the flashing vertical light has been replaced with a tri-circle kind of lens that shows a flashing RGB light source so reminiscent of EV3’s Color Sensor.

 

The flashing RGB circles are very similar to how the EV3’s color sensor is configured, which is very familiar to those who are into LEGO Mindstorms and robotics in general. We’re still a couple of days away from January 4 and it is reasonable to expect a handful of announcements from LEGO later on, and of course, anything can happen beyond this point.

So what is your best guess on this next, big LEGO reveal? Let us know in the comments below or join the discussion over our Facebook page.

 

 

 

LEGO Reveals DC Super Hero Girls Website – More Sets Yet To Come!

The LEGO website has now been updated to include a full page dedicated to its latest DC Super Hero Girls theme. Similar to previous product launches, the site includes a Product page wherein the first three DC Super Hero Girls sets are featured: Batgirl Batjet Chase (41230), Harley Quinn to the Rescue (41231), Super Hero High School (41232).

Useful character pages are also added to the mini-site which gives a detailed background on each superhero and villain, including some curiously interesting information on the theme’s latest baddies: the Kryptomites. Here’s what it says:

Created by Lena Luthor using a combination of Kryptonite dust and alien technology, these rowdy rascals torment the students of Super Hero High.

  • Purple Kryptomites use hypnosis to control the minds of anyone nearby.
  • Yellow Kryptomites instils fear in anyone that crosses their path.
  • Green Kryptomites weaken Kryptonians and make mischief for everyone else.
  • Blue Kryptomites create confusion for all who get too close.
  • Red Kryptomites bring out the anger in almost everyone… except Tamaranians.
  • Orange Kryptomites spreads suspicion among the most trusting friends.

So it seems that the varied colors of the Kryptomites also serves like an identifier on their various abilities, which focuses primarily on manipulating how others feel. The site has also added some bit of fun by clicking on the random Kryptomite that appears across various pages on screen. After tapping a certain number of these pesky little critters, visitors are directed to the site’s Wallpaper page that offers additional downloads such as this one below.

There’s also a Videos page that shows 30-second clips of all 6 sets revealed thus far. There’s nothing much to see that we haven’t known yet, but the horizontal spin allows a better look at the different parts of each set. These sets are now posted at shop.LEGO.com with Lashina Tank (41233), Bumblebee Helicopter (41234), and Wonder Woman Dorm Room (41235) slated to hit store shelves by New Year’s Day.

 

  

 

 

In related news, those who are waiting eagerly for the next sets may under this theme will be glad to hear that CM4Sci on Reddit has provided some juicy product info on the next three sets slated to be released on the first quarter of 2017. These are:

41237 Batgirl’s Secret Bunker

“Sound the alarm! Mad Harriet™ and the green mischievous Kryptomite™ have broken into the Batgirl™ Secret Bunker and stolen Batgirl’s microchip and special Batarang! Race down the zipline to chase after them. If you catch them, put Mad Harriet and the Kryptomite in Batgirl’s Bat-Wagon and haul them to jail. Recover the stolen items and celebrate with the Batgirl™ Bat-Bot!”

 

41238 Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory

“Oh no, Krypto™ has been captured by Lena Luthor™! She’s taken him to her hidden lab by the harbor to drain his super powers and make evil little Kryptomites. Race to the factory with Supergirl™ to rescue Krypto and put a stop to Lena’s plans. Watch out, that blue confused Kryptomite™ is shooting at you from the roof while Lena Luthor escapes with the new Kryptomites. Catch her before she gets away!”

 

41239 Eclipso Dark Palace

“Face Eclipso™ and her evil little Kryptomites in her Dark Palace! Land the Wonder Woman™ Invisible Jet and help her search for The Flash™ inside. There he is, up in that tube! Eclipso wants to capture all the LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ to drain their powers and become the most powerful and evil of them all! Free The Flash and then chase after Eclipso before she gets away. Can you catch her and stop her evil plans?”

 

It’s interesting to note that several new pieces are particularly mentioned in these Product Descriptions. I’m curious about Batgirl’s ‘special’ Batarang in set 41237 and the newest iteration of the iconic DC speedster most probably in a similar minidoll form. I’m not particularly fond about LEGO’s minidolls but having the Flash in his minidoll version is something that I sure want to see. As it seems, we also have another set which will include the super dog Krypto other than the Lashina Tank (41233) and Krypto Saves the Day (30546) polybag. Not included yet in CM4Sci’s reveal is the description for set 41236 which we assume to be out anytime soon.

As I mentioned before, I’m not really that excited for this theme, but given how these sets are revealed and the type of builds included in them, I have to say that they are pretty much impressive all throughout. What do you think?

 

Here’s What We Know So Far About the LEGO Batman Movie Polybags.

It seems that we underestimated LEGO’s plans of giving promotional mileage to its next big, brick-built movie. Without a doubt, LEGO intends to make its next flagship film, The LEGO Batman Movie, as big as its awesome predecessor (cue ‘Everything is Awesome’). When we thought we’ve seen it all as far as the Caped Crusader’s brick film is concerned, LEGO seems to pump in more seriously nice polybags ahead of the film’s February theatrical debut. Before we are overwhelmed by this steady stream of goodies, let’s pause for awhile and a take a look at what these polybags have to offer.

First off, we have The Mini Batmobile (30521) polybag which comes in at 68 pieces and is basically the much smaller cousin of the LEGO Movie The Batmobile (70905). There is no word yet on the street on when and where it will be available, though pricing is assumed to be at $3.99 each as mentioned by The Brick Fan. Stephen has also done a review of this polybag set which you can find below.

Next is the very first LEGO Batman Movie polybag that we reported back in October – the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) set. This is so far the only polybag where you can get Batman’s latest minifigure iteration, including his new utility belt element. So if you are aiming to take home and collect this latest minifig version of Batman, then this polybag is definitely the way to go without breaking the bank. Frankly, we don’t know exactly yet how to officially obtain this polybag in the US except through third-party sources over at eBay.

If you’re the purist type, and are aiming to have Zach Galifianakis’ minifig rendition of the Joker without purchasing the more pricey sets, then this next polybag is a must have. The Joker Battle Training (30523) polybag comes in at 49 pieces and features a Joker minifig as he is seen in the LEGO Batman Movie. He also dons those ridiculously long coattails that most minifig collectors would love to hate. The Joker minifig in this polybag comes with an exaggeratingly huge six-barrel gun that also serves as one of the play features of the polybag set. A brick-built practice dummy of the Caped Crusader is also included to entertain the trigger happy Joker. According to just2good, this polybag may be spotted in any LEGOLAND Discovery Center in the US.

Another miniaturized version of one of Batman’s rides comes in the form of the 80-piece, The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag. This one is definitely not hard to find as it comes as a free gift at shop.LEGO.com for any purchase worth $35 and more.

We have another polybag set that comes as a promotional which includes not just one collectible Batman minifig, but two. The Disco Batman – Tears of Batman (30607) polybag is a great deal in itself, not just for being a free giveaway starting February, but you also get two Batman minifigures that you will not find in any other LEGO Batman Movie set.

Finally, when you thought that you have seen the entire Batman minifigures line there is, we are now introduced to another rendition of the Bat and this time, sporting a tuxedo, party getup attire. This unnamed and unnumbered polybag set features another Batman minifig housed in a vault-type casing together with other elements and accessories. There is no word yet on how to obtain this, other than the assumption that it may be an exclusively Asian promotional.

 

So what do you think of these LEGO Batman Movie polybags? Do you think we should expect more of these kinds of sets before we go and hit the theaters on February?