New LEGO Star Wars Rebels A-Wing Pilot Minifigure Polybag Spotted.

Hoth Bricks recently revealed what could a be a new polybag offering with the LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot as seen in the Star Wars Rebels animated series. We have no information yet on whether this new minifigure is part of a promotional, or a stand-alone purchase. It is interesting to note, however, that both Price Vortex and Brickset lists a 2016 LEGO Star Wars set – the LEGO A-Wing Starfighter 75143 – that may perhaps also include a similar minifigure. Again, news on this set is scant so we’ll keep on the lookout for this one. For those of you who are not yet that well-versed on the different characters in Star Wars Rebels series, Hoth Bricks posted a screenshot of one of its episodes showing the rebel pilot. Take a look at the character on the right side of Ahsoka Tano.

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On a similar note, just2good over at Eurobricks gave us a pair of better looking images that highlights the nice detailing on the rebel pilot’s helmet. The helmet’s printed design is quite impressive, which gives the minifigure a balanced look in spite of lacking any prints on its legs.

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We’ll keep you posted on how this polybag will be distributed so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show.

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It’s a Mecha Face-Off With The Custom LEGO Mecha Donald Robo!

We saw him leisurely drift in his classic LEGO Belchfire Runabout Mini Car a few days ago and this time, Japanese Master Builder Moko transports Donald Duck into the not so distant future where his choice of ride becomes a quacking and stomping custom LEGO Mecha Donald  Robo.

As a follow-up to his promise of paying tribute to the LEGO Disney CMF, his second creation is a more playful take on the distinct wackiness of our favorite Disney duck. Better get out of the way of its huge, webbed feet if you don’t want to be stomped silly. Moko even added a spring element at the back to give it a nice wind-up toy look.

Similar to his Mickey Robo, this wacky looking ride is also poseable. Moko originally thought of adding arms on the Mecha Donald Robo as he explained in his blogsite, but dropped the idea later on in favor of a more goofy-looking build. Always having an eye for detail, Moko adds a lovely bow tie and a horn element as well. It’s truly one epic face-off between two iconic Disney figures.

So what do you think about Moko’s LEGO Mecha Donald Robo? Which of Moko’s builds – Mickey Robo or Donald Robo – do you like best? Share us your pick in the comments section below.

 

Come Up With The Greatest Ninjago Villain of All Time And Get A Chance To Visit LEGOLAND Billund

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LEGO Rebrick is back with another action-packed contest that will keep your creative juices flowing. Inspired by the high-flying, katana-swinging, spinjutzu-powered universe of LEGO Ninjago, Rebrick has just recently announced its latest contest entitled “The Greatest Villain Of All Time In Ninjago”. We all love to hate the bad guys in our LEGO sets, and this time around, Rebrick pays tribute to the ‘baddest of the bad’ by letting fans come up with the meanest, baddest, most despicable LEGO Ninjago villain that they can think of.

Here’s what Rebrick has to say about the “The Greatest Villain Of All Time In Ninjago Contest”. 

Have you ever wanted to immerse yourself in a fun, action-packed ninja universe? Now is your chance to dive into the adventurous NINJAGO world and explore the greatest villains. We invite you to make a max. 1 minute stop-motion video with the theme “the greatest villain of all time in NINJAGO.” Create a story around existing NINJAGO bad guys or build your own super villain(s). We encourage you to be creative and original and show your twist on the NINJAGO universe.

Using stop-motion animation, contestants will create a minute long video that shows their personal pick on who could be the greatest villain in Ninjago. The cool part is you don’t need to have a LEGO Ninjago set to submit an entry. You can either choose from any existing baddie from Ninjago, OR you can come up with your own original character. As long as you use characters/themes within LEGO-created IPs, such as LEGO Friends, LEGO City, Nexo Knights, Super Heroes, etc., then your entry is eligible to join. Just bear in mind that the theme of your stop-motion video must be centered on the world of Ninjago. Here are Rebrick’s criteria for judging entries:

NINJAGO action and humor in the video (33%) 
Overall NINJAGO look and feel (33%)
Overall coolness and originality of story and builds in the video (33%) 

Deadline of entries is not later than August 11, 2016 at exactly 10AM CET. Each of the six Runner-Ups that will be selected from the successfully submitted entries will receive the massive, 2,028-piece LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu 70751 set, signed exclusively by LEGO Master Builder Adrian Florea. Out of the six semi-finalists, the Grand Winner will be determined based on the most number of likes that it will receive from the LEGO community once the video entries are uploaded at LEGO.com/NINJAGO. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for two to LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, including transportation and hotel accommodation.

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Be sure to read the complete set of rules posted on Rebrick’s site to have a better grasp of the rest of the contest’s mechanics. To help you jumpstart your film-producing mojo, here’s an interesting video on LEGO stop-motion tips and tricks courtesy of Kevin Ulrich from the Brotherhood Workshop.

Moko Does It Again With This Mecha Mickey Robo

When it comes to creative LEGO mechs, Master Builder Moko never runs out of wild ideas. From a transforming LEGO brick to a futuristic Mechatrobot, his creations never cease to surprise us with its simplicity and impressive articulation. So just imagine what happens when he gets his first LEGO Disney minifigures set – well, the result is one seriously hilarious mashup of Disney magic and action-packed Japanese anime. Enter the Mecha Mickey Robo.

Over at his Japanese blogsite, Moko confessed how excited he is upon getting his new Mickey Mouse minifigure, that he has to come up with a mecha build that is a fitting tribute to the most popular mouse on the face of the planet. Building on the charm and simplicity of Mickey, Moko came up with a down-to-earth, but pleasantly attractive Mecha Mickey Robo to complement the iconic character. If you’re familiar with Nintendo’s Kirby and his most recent game Kirby Robobot, you may have a pretty good grasp on where Moko is coming from.

Similar to his other builds, Moko’s trademark emphasis on articulation is very well seen in his Mickey Robo build. He also plans to make a similar ride both for Minnie and Donald Duck anytime soon. Just imagine a battalion of all your LEGO Disney minifigures on top of their own awesome mechs. That is one set that we will really look forward to. Just imagine how Ursula or Maleficent’s rides will be…So if you want to see more of Moko’s work or give him a compliment or two for his builds, you may drop him a note over his Flickr account or head over his blogsite.

 

 

Here’s A Look At The 7 Coolest Builds In LEGO Rebrick’s Build Your Gateway Contest

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Yesterday marks the end of LEGO Rebrick’s Build Your Gateway Contests that encourages young builders to come up with the coolest customized LEGO Dimensions Portals that they can think of using their LEGO Dimensions Toy Pad. The best part is, you don’t even need to purchase LEGO Dimensions to join. You can even submit an entry even if it is rendered in LEGO Digital Designer (LDD).

Now that submission of entries is officially closed on LEGO Rebrick’s website, we now have a chance to see what the LEGO community came up with before the winner is finally announced on May 31. The winner will take home the following sweet prizes:

  • A LEGO Dimensions starter pack available on the following platforms: PS4, PS3, Wii U, XBox One and the X360. Retail value $79.99 – $89.99.
  • 1 Level Pack to be chosen by winner. Retail value $29.99.
  • A one-of-a-kind brick-built LEGO Doctor Who figure approximately 20 inches tall with an estimated value of 2,000 USD.

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But before the winner is announced at the end of this month, we took the liberty of choosing 7 of our top picks out 112 entries that were submitted over at Rebrick. These are all great builds and we hope for the best for everyone who joined this contest. So here they are in no particular order.

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Sky Portal by Euca

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Dragon Temple Portal by Buza123

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L.D. Toypad Circus by rogerdaymd

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Aperture to Adventure! by misterdisty

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Eye of Sauron by ACPinlac

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LEGO Movie Cinema Portal by bbchaister

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You may see the rest of the entries on Rebrick’s Build Your Gateway contest page. So what do you think of these builds? Share us your thoughts in the comments below.

 

LEGO Opens World’s Largest Flagship Store in Shanghai, China

Last Wednesday marked the opening of the world’s largest LEGO store in Shanghai Disney Resort in China with the hope of attracting more customers once the Disney theme park opens in June. According to LEGO Shanghai store’s General Manager Jacob Kragh, China had been one of the best performing markets last year that saw an increase of more than 30% of sales in LEGO products. LEGO’s presence is keenly felt in this part of China, especially considering that the company has plans of setting up its first factory in Jiaxing, which is expected to be operational by 2017 employing 2,000 personnel. Construction of the factory has already begun since 2014.

The massive two-storey, 1,000 square-meter Lego store features models ranging from a giant dragon, well-known Disney and Marvel characters, and the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Here’s a look at some of the sights in and around the world’s largest LEGO Store courtesy of Reuters and China News.

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Considering the amount of attention LEGO is giving to the Chinese market, it will not take long before we see other LEGO Stores setup in the country. This might be a good way of counteracting the selling and distribution of certain Chinese-made, LEGO-like knock-offs, especially if LEGO can lower the costs of their sets within the area. Here’s a look of some of the promotions as seen from the store’s May and June calendar, as uploaded by a local LEGO Store visitor Capitalism Village (I hope Google Translate got this right).

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The store’s calendar didn’t hold back in its promotion, featuring some of the larger sets that LEGO has just released recently, including this year’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Attack on Hoth (75098), 2015’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Tie Fighter (75095), and  Imperial Assault Carrier (75106). It also featured sets from different names such as the DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave (76052), Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu (70751), and Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827). There’s also a promotion for what seems to be some Nexo Knights and Friends polybags, plus a corner for the LEGO Nexo Knights Merlok 2.0 app.

So what do you think about this development? Are you excited to pay this LEGO Store a visit? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Master The Force with These Building Instructions for TRU’s Build and Take Home LEGO Micro Millennium Falcon

May the 4th may well be over, but it doesn’t mean we can’t relive the fun in building our own piece of LEGO Star Wars history. So in case you missed out on LEGO Store’s May the 4th “Escape the Space Slug” exclusive, you’ll be happy to know that you can build one on your own through these building instructions shared with us by Promobricks.

On a similar note and as their share of joining in the Star Wars Day festivities, all Toys R Us stores in the US launched a LEGO Build and Take Home exclusive last Saturday May 7, a week later after TRU stores in Canada launched a similar event. The exclusive 44-piece LEGO build to be taken home for qualifying participants (children ages below 14) is a mini-build of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon. It’s a pretty simple build consisting of relatively common pieces, but considering that this is given away for free (and of course It’s LEGO), the appeal is irresistible. Understandably, it doesn’t come in a polybag but TRU was kind enough to throw in a Star Wars booklet and a poster.

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If you are into mini or micro-scale building, then you will also be happy to know that the building instructions for this Millenium Falcon is now available to download, thanks to the folks over at Hoth Bricks. Coming at 44 pieces, this particular rendition is quite easy to build, and everything that you need for this mini-build may already be stashed underneath your pile of bricks. These will also come in cheap over at Bricklink if you want to replicate the model exactly as it is. Here’s a scanned image of the building instructions as shared by Hoth Bricks. You may also download a higher resolution copy from the site’s Flickr page.

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For the uber serious collector who will only settle for the original as they were given away in TRU, you may always head over at eBay in case someone will list these exclusives up for grabs.

 

 

Thanks Hoth Bricks for the tip.

 

Digital Editions of LEGO Club Magazines (May-June 2016) Now Up at LEGO.com

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For LEGO Club members who are unable to receive their physical copy of their bi-monthly LEGO Club magazines (most probably due to your geographical location), having a digital edition to download is a great alternative to keep tabs with the latest updates on the activities and promos within the LEGO Club. This time around, the LEGO Club website has uploaded its recent wave of e-magazines for the months of May and June for all club members to enjoy. You may either view them online or download them in vibrant, PDF formats. Take note that for you to access these digital versions and the rest of the site’s contents, you need to register and have your own unique LEGO ID. Just go to the home page of the LEGO Club website and click on ‘Register’. With that out of the way, let’s briefly look at what’s in store with the recent LEGO Club Magazines.

 

May-June 2016 LEGO Club Magazine Red Brick

We’ve got high adventure from outer space to the ocean and Gotham City to the world of NINJAGO. You can even sample a day-in-the-life of a Magma Monster with LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™. We meet one of the creators of LEGO DIMENSIONS, there’s a historic battle of Speed Racers and we’ve more of your Cool Creations! Meanwhile Max is looking at the stars … 

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This Red Brick issue features a cool cover design that highlights the standoff between Team Cap and Team Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. The scene is very much the same as that of LEGO Marvel Superheroes Super Hero Airport Battle (76051). No matter how many times I look at it, Giant Man is one truly epic buildable figure in this set. Other than the cool cover art, the Red Brick Edition also includes some Mixels, Star Wars, and Nexo Knights comics with an exclusive Nexo Power.

 

May-June 2016 LEGO Club Magazine Yellow Brick Special Edition Insert

HELP FIND THE BOOK OF DRAGONS IN THE MAY/JUNE ISSUE OF YOUR LEGO® CLUB SPECIAL EDITION INSERT!

The LEGO® Elves are in search of Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle, with time running out to save the Queen Dragon, Elandra! Meanwhile for the Heartlake City girls, the trip to Adventure Camp is finally here! 

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The Yellow Brick insert highlights the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp and LEGO Elves sets with puzzles, drawing tips, and a writing contest.

 

May-June 2016 LEGO Club Magazine Star Wars Insert

Zander, Kordi & Rowan were just three salvage engineers trying to scrape a living repairing star ships … then they got caught up in the Emperor’s search for the KYBER SABER and suddenly the fate of the galaxy rests on their shoulders! Meet the Freemakers, their new friends and some old enemies, plus we’ve building steps for some of their “Ugly” spaceships and a colossal Freemaker creation produced by a LEGO Master Builder!

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This LEGO Star Wars insert features building steps for a customized starship known as “UGLY”, character profiles of each member of the Freemaker family, and a Master Builder interview that focuses on the new Disney XD series The Freemaker Adventures.

 

May-June 2016 LEGO Club Magazine Green Brick

Everyone is going on vacation. They are using a ferry, a car and even a speedboat. But the Mixels are staying at home! 

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Lastly, we also have this Green Brick “Junior” edition which has a LEGO City comic, coloring pages, and building instructions for a boat using pieces that can be found in LEGO Classic brick boxes or from your own LEGO collection.

 

Be sure the check out these pretty cool digital editions of the LEGO Club Magazines along with several back issues available in their website. Thanks BZPower for the tip.

Images and Building Instructions for LEGO Star Wars “Escape the Space Slug” May the 4th Exclusive

Starting April 30 and running until May 4, selected LEGO VIP customers will be treated with a very rare goodie – one of 3,500 to be exact – which is the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th exclusive, “Escape the Space Slug” set. Since Saturday, a lot of LEGO VIP customers already received this unnumbered and untitled exclusive that comes free for every minimum purchase of $150 of any LEGO Star Wars merchandise. With only 3,500 sets ever released and distributed to over 120 LEGO Stores worldwide, it will not come as a surprise if this set appears on eBay at very ridiculous prices. Do take note that the chance to own this set comes by invitation only, with 25 or so invites per LEGO Store as reported by Promobricks. You also need to spend a certain amount of LEGO purchases as a VIP member in order to receive the invitation via email.

Christian Giudici of Promobricks posted a bunch of close up pictures and a cool speed build video showcasing this exclusive set straight from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Take a look at these images.

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One thing that is obvious right from the start is the lack of any set number or title on its glossy, cardboard packaging. The building instructions don’t indicate any set number as well, though with some of the sets given away in the US the number of parts is indicated on the box which is at 161 pieces.

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As you may see, the build is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require a lot of time to be built. It’s nice to see how LEGO managed to present the Millennium Falcon as it escapes the jaws of the mammoth Exogorth. Well for obvious reasons, the scaling is not really spot-on considering that you only have 161 pieces to work with but still, I don’t have any qualms about a rare exclusive set given away for free.  Here’s a 90-second, speed build video of the LEGO Star Wars Escape the Space Slug set courtesy of Promobricks.

If you missed this chance of owning this exclusive, Eurobricks forum member Dorothy Vader was kind enough to upload a pdf file of its building instructions if you want to recreate this iconic Star Wars escape scene. Most of its parts are pretty basic, with some of it you may already have. A quick visit at Brick Link will help you speed things up if you wish to have the parts exactly as they are. You may download the building instructions right here.

In closing, be sure not to miss out on another free May the 4th treat which is the LEGO Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper (30602) minifigure. This polybag exclusive is available to all customers for a minimum, single purchase receipt of $50 for any LEGO Star Wars merchandise at any LEGO Store or shop.LEGO.com until May 4, Wednesday or until supplies last.
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First Look on Some of LEGO’s 2016 Daily Mail Promotional Giveaways

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If you’re from the UK, then probably you’re looking forward to this. Running since 2013, the Daily Mail newspaper LEGO promotional has been giving away free LEGO polybags alongside other mainstream newspapers in the region such as The Daily Mirror and The Sun. For the past three years, we’ve seen a handful of these exclusive goodie bags, with some receiving good feedback and some even landing on eBay for the benefit of those who are living outside of UK who wish to have one of them. Here are some of Daily Mail’s LEGO promotional sets from the past years.

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Last February, there were some speculations over certain forums on what could be the next sets of LEGO promotional slated for this year. This list was predicted by a certain richardk from the Brickset Forum:

  • LEGO Starwars Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle 30279
  • LEGO City Mini Dumper 30348
  • LEGO DC Comics Superheroes The Batmobile 30446
  • LEGO Nexo Knights Knight’s Cycle 30371
  • LEGO Starwars Poe’s X-Wing Fighter 30278
  • LEGO Friends Cupcake Stall 30396
  • LEGO City Sports Car 30349
  • LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Cosmic Boy 30604
  • LEGO Ninjago Skybound Plane 30421

Much has been said throughout the three months that passed, and this time the team behind Bricks Fans recently reported that for the month of May, the mid-year LEGO Daily Mail promotional is back with two LEGO freebies to as its giveaways.

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They didn’t go into the details of mentioning their sources, but it’s interesting to note that among the 9 LEGO promotional sets that richardk predicted, 30371 hits the spot. We just have to wait for more info as they come and see if these sets can be confirmed.