LEGO Star Wars Panel Interview At Star Wars Celebration Europe Now Up!

Star Wars Celebration Europe in London may all well be over, but with the Force still lingers over in the internet, we can still expect a lot of LEGO-wielding Jedis and Padawans relishing on the events that transpired at the Excel London Exhibition Centre. As awesome as Star Wars Celebration Europe is, frankly speaking, not all the panels were given the live-stream treatment particular those that converge with our love for the LEGO brick and the galaxy far, far away.

Thankfully, Star Wars’ official YouTube channel has uploaded those LEGO-related panels that were not streamed live like the rest of its programs. This is a great favor for us who were not able to attend the celebrations. First up is the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Panel featuring an in-depth look on how the LEGO Star Wars video game franchise developed over the years. Watch this.

The panel featured Douglas Riley from Lucasfilm Games, Jonathan Smith, Head of Production at TT Games and Graham Goring, Lead Story Designer of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game, all of which revealed some fun facts and interesting information on how the latest addition to the LEGO Star Wars video games were created. The panelist also hinted at the possibility of a LEGO Rogue One videogame anytime soon.

 

A more recent upload gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the latest LEGO-inspired series currently being aired at Disney XD. The LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, which began airing on Disney XD last June 20, follows the Freemakers – a family of intergalactic scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. Their relatively peaceful world is turned upside down when their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber. Here’s what executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth, together with director Michael Wegner and Matthew Wood (the voice behind the droid R0-GR) has to say during the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures panel.

Season 1 of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is currently being aired at Disney XD and various On Demand services.

 

 

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It’s A Curtain Call For LEGO Bionicle As The Theme Comes To An End This 2016.

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The LEGO Group, via its Bionicle message board and Facebook page, has just announced that it will discontinue its longest running proprietary theme later this year.

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LEGO Bionicle began in 2001 introducing the Toa and their elemental powers to an eager young audience who avidly read their accompanying comics. The first generation of LEGO Bionicle lasted until 2009, to be replaced by LEGO’s similarly buildable theme, Hero Factory. Just last year, LEGO decided to revive the story of the Toa with an all new set of characters, a cool interactive website, and an exclusive Netflix series. However, in spite of all this and the general enthusiasm of its fans, TLG deemed it necessary to pull the curtain to one of their home-grown themes because as it seems, Bionicle’s second generation really didn’t click with the wider audience.

Here’s the full press release from the LEGO Bionicle Team.

THE CONCLUSION OF “THE JOURNEY TO ONE” MARKS THE END FOR LEGO® BIONICLE® GENERATION 2

Fans, today we have to share the news with you that we have made the tough decision to discontinue LEGO® BIONICLE® at the end of 2016. NETFLIX has just started streaming the final two episodes of “The Journey to One” the ending of which, will put an end to any speculation about the future of LEGO® BIONICLE®.

With the 2015 relaunch of LEGO® BIONICLE®, we set out to revive a childhood favorite of fans worldwide, and bring it to a new group of children who were too young to have known and played with LEGO® BIONICLE® Generation 1. From your wonderful feedback over the last year, we feel very proud to have performed that task. Currently, the last wave of LEGO® BIONICLE® products is launching in Europe and North America. These products will, however, not reach the shelves in Asia and the Pacific markets.

Next up is the #BIONICLEbuildmakuta Rebrick Contest, starting August 1st, that will give you a chance to compete for some unique prizes. All you have to do is to give us your best shot at the Evil Overlord himself. Through the rest of the year, we will keep sharing artwork and other things that may be of interest to you on LEGO.com/bionicle and facebook.com/LEGOBionicle

On behalf of the LEGO® BIONICLE® team we would like to say that it has been absolutely thrilling to work on a theme that evokes so much interest, dedication and emotion. We would like to thank you for taking in LEGO® BIONICLE® Generation 2 and sharing all your builds, stories, artwork, joy, criticism and praise. By doing so you have not only expanded the universe but also made the amazing BIONICLE® Community even stronger and more amazing. We are confident that you will ensure that BIONICLE® lives on.

The BIONICLE Team

 

Though it’s quite disappointing to hear such news, we’re pretty sure that LEGO has something in the works to fill in the gap. Be sure to catch the final two episodes of “The Journey to One” over at Netflix as LEGO promises more details on the future of the LEGO Bionicle line.

 

Thanks Brother Bricks for the heads up.

It’s A Nexo Power Filled Month With LEGO’s September Store Calendar!

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LEGO’s September Store Calendar is now up, with the Nexo Knights diving into the heat of the action, a promise of two exclusive D2C sets, great in-store activities, and the announcement of the LEGO Nexo Knights’ complete season 1 over at CartoonNetwork.com. Let’s take a closer look on what this month has to offer.

 

September 1  

Before we charge in together with the Nexo Knights, LEGO and Disney fans have a great reason to be excited once September kicks in. It’s a great way to jumpstart the month with the magic of the LEGO Disney Castle 71040 arriving at all LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com. Coming in at a whooping 4,000++ pieces and tons of play feature, the LEGO Disney Castle features an intricately detailed façade that showcases Disney’s popular classic animated films. This LEGO exclusive will retail at $349.99 locally.

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September 1-30:

LEGO Nexo Knights fans will be happy to know that the entire month of September, VIP members will be treated with double VIP points for every purchase of General Magmar’s Siege Machine of Doom (70321) and Clay’s Rumble Blade (70315).

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September 1 – October 31: 

Build your arsenal of Nexo Power with LEGO’s Nexo Knights Shield Search and Find. Download the LEGO Nexo Knights: Merlok 2.0 app and visit any LEGO Store to search for special shields to scan into your app. Each shield gives you a unique power to use in the game.

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September 5-18: 

LEGO’s exclusive promotional for the month of September is the LEGO Nexo Knights Ultimate Lavaria (70335) which comes FREE for every qualifying purchase of $50 or more. As with other LEGO Store promotional sets expect this one to sell like hotcakes while supplies last.

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September 6-7: 

The LEGO Store VIP Monthly Mini Build for September will be the School Bus (40216). In order to sign up, guests must have a registered LEGO VIP email address. If you don’t have one yet, just visit shop.LEGO.com/VIP to register for FREE. Due to limited space, you may need to register early and reserve your spot for September’s Monthly Mini Build starting August 15. To register for the Monthly Mini Build, just visit shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration.

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September 12-16:

There’s also something in store for all budding brick-building enthusiasts who will be joining LEGO Duplo’s Building Time from September 12 to 16. Drop in at any LEGO Store before noon for 10 minutes of DUPLO inspiration together with your little ones and receive DUPLO’s ‘Find-A-Pair’ cards.

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September 15-30:

There has been several rumors floating around fan forums surrounding these two exclusive sets, and CM4Sci over at Eurobricks gives us a hint that these will be, most likely, the new Star Wars Death Star and a Winter Train sets.  Brickset has already updated their database, with the serial number 75159 attached to the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star and 10254 to the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Train. VIP members will get an early access to these highly anticipated sets from September 15 to 30.

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September 16-18: 

Westfield UTC San Diego will see the debut of another LEGO Store from September 16-18. The Grand Opening of the LEGO Store at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive at San Diego will be jumpstarted by LEGO’s Master Builders as they construct a gigantic model of Lloyd as he’s seen in LEGO Ninjago made entirely of bricks. Guests will also be awarded with a certificate of achievement (aka awesomeness) for helping out in coming up with the build. Plus, if you’ll be one of the first 400 customers each day from September 16 to 18, you’ll get a chance to receive a free LEGO exclusive gift for every qualifying purchase. These gifts include a LEGO backpack, an exclusive LEGO Minifigure Set, and a limited edition LEGO Store Set (40145). Check out these images of set 40145 below.

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Along with the usual monthly regulars such as the Minifigure Swap Mondays (September 5, 12, 19 and 26) and LEGO Club Meetings (September 17 and 24) September also marks the release of the LEGO Minecraft Fortress (21127) and LEGO Architecture United States Capitol Building (21030).

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Click on the images below for the complete LEGO September Store Calendar, or click on this link for a PDF version of it.

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A Look At The 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars Minifigures and Contents.

The holidays are just around the corner, and for every LEGO enthusiast the yearly LEGO Advent Calendar provides a welcomed surprise worth waiting for. Thanks to Amazon France, we now have a sneak peek on what’s in store inside these Advent Calendars, focusing on LEGO’s three most successful themes. Clicking the links below will lead you to the product’s pre-order page.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 (75146) – Estimated to be at USD 38.99

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133) – Estimated to be at USD 22.99

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2016 (41131) – Estimated to be at USD 21.99

Since Amazon France has already revealed these 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars, we can expect them to appear locally anytime soon. Take a look at each of the theme’s contents through the images below.

 

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2016 (41131)

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LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133)

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New LEGO Minecraft Collectible Minifigures Announced.

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Hot off the trail of LEGO’s Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013) comes another minifig collection that will surely be a hit among LEGO and Minecraft fans. The LEGO Minecraft Team has recently announced via their Facebook page that they will be releasing for the first time ever, two Skin Packs that are basically new exclusive minifigures that can complement any LEGO Minecraft sets, as The Brick Fan reports. The Skin Packs will have set numbers 853609 and 853610 assigned to them.

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The Skin Packs include eight minifigures which includes a Camouflage wearing character, your usual Normal Guy in an everyday shirt, the Captain of the ship, a Cyborg looking minifigure, Knight (which looks like Boba Fett actually), a Crafter, Adventurer (which seems to take hint from Han Solo) and what the LEGO Minecraft Team refers to as the Full Moon guy.

We don’t have any info yet with regards to pricing, and where to get them but its September release date is not that far away so expect LEGO to be revealing more in the next few weeks. Given their serial numbers, it may suggest that they maybe exclusively available at all LEGO Brand Stores and at shop.LEGO.com.

Watch this video for a closer look of the LEGO Minecraft Collectible Skin Packs.

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Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens DLC Character Packs Now Available!

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After its debut exactly a month ago, the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens video game finally releases its two DLC Character Packs, featuring tons of exciting content from the Prequel Trilogy and The Freemaker Adventures Character Packs, as announced via the game’s official Facebook page.

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Both packs are now ready for download for free if you availed of the game’s Season Pass, that comes with a total of 3 awesome Level Packs and 5 Character Packs including the two that were mentioned. Availing of the Season Pass allows you to have free access to an exclusive Jedi Character Pack that features playable characters of the powerful Jedi Order.

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You may also opt for an individual purchase of the Character Pack DLCs starting at $1.99 each. The LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens video game, together with its Character Packs, is now available across all major gaming platforms.

Take a look at the official trailers of The Prequel Trilogy and The Freemaker Adventures Character Packs below.

 

The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack

Return to where it all began with some of your favorite characters from Episodes I, II and III with the The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack. This character pack includes Darth Maul, Padmé, Captain Panaka, Jango Fett, Zam Wesell, Watto, Jar Jar Binks, and the damaged Anakin Skywalker after his fateful duel on Mustafar.

 

The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack

The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack brings the galaxy’s bravest family of scavengers to LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This character pack includes the Freemaker siblings Kordi, Zander, and Rowan, their faithful droid Roger, the mysterious lightsaber-wielding Naare, as well as their rivals Graballa the Hutt, Raam and Baash.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013) Now Officially Revealed!

The much awaited LEGO CMF Series 16 (71013) is finally out! LEGO just made their official announcement via their Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the announcement also posted at shop.LEGO.com. Though the reveal is not really groundbreaking considering that the LEGO CMF Series 16 has already appeared at some Toys R Us stores and even at select LEGO Stores as well. Nevertheless, it’s good that TLG had come out with the announcement, together with the official names of the minifigures in the series. With a great feel guide at hand, landing your favorite Series 16 minifig is just a walk in the park.

Here’s LEGO’s official description of 71013, together with the names and taglines of each minifigure.

Collect the LEGO® Minifigures, Series 16—A story in every bag! 

Bring new and exciting play possibilities to existing LEGO® sets, with Series 16 of the LEGO Minifigures Collection, featuring a Desert Warrior, Penguin Boy, Ice Queen, Spy, Banana Guy, Hiker, Kickboxer, Spooky Boy, Rogue, Cyborg, Cute Little Devil, Dog Show Winner, Scallywag Pirate, Babysitter, Wildlife Photographer and a Mariachi. Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag, together with one or more accessories, plus a display plate and collector’s leaflet

  • Every minifigure comes with one or more accessories.
  • Collect this exciting new series of LEGO® Minifigures characters and create new and wonderful adventures.
  • Combine with LEGO® building sets for endless play possibilities.
  • Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains 1 of the 16 characters available in this collection. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you purchase more than one ‘mystery’ bag, you may receive 2 or more identical minifigures.

 

Ice Queen

Ice Queen

“Is it chilly in here, or is it just me?”

 

 

Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior

“I know every grain of sand in the desert. Many of them by name.”

 

 

Cyborg

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“I’m the best of both worlds.”

 

 

Cute Little Devil

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“It wasn’t me!”

 

 

Spooky Boy

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“I want to come play with you.”

 

 

Hiker

Hiker
“Huh, that rock looks familiar…”

 

 

Wildlife Photographer

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“Who could feel cold when there’s nature to see?”

 

 

Kickboxer

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“Kicking and boxing – it’s the perfect combination!”

 

 

Scallywag Pirate

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“Here’s the part where ye walk the plank!”

 

 

Penguin Boy

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“I can’t come inside now, Mom. I’m marching across the Antarctic ice!”

 

 

Rogue

Rogue

“If you want to be a Rogue, you’ve got to run with the wolves.”

 

 

Dog Show Winner

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“Honestly, there’s no reason why we would lose!”

 

 

Mariachi

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“Would you care for a serenade?”

 

 

Spy

Spy

“When there’s no chance of success, I’m on the job.”

 

 

Banana Guy

Banana Guy
“Did somebody say BANANA?!?”

 

 

Babysitter

Babysitter

“Everything is just so cute!”

LEGO Names Its Christmas Wishlist for 2016!

We’re still half a year away before the holiday season kicks in, but nevertheless LEGO would like to have its Christmas wishlist done earlier. Leading toy industry magazine and website ToyNews, reports what LEGO has on its “this-is-what-I-want-for-Christmas” list. This is based on LEGO’s take on its most popular themes that have proved popular among LEGO fans and buyers. Narrowing it down to seven sets, these are based on themes coming from LEGO’s Duplo, Nexo Knights, and Super Heroes just to name a few. With that being said, let’s look at each of them. Descriptions are courtesy of shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Duplo – My First Rocket (10815); $9.99

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Create all kinds of rockets ready to blast off!

Learn to build and create by stacking chunky LEGO® DUPLO® bricks to make a colorful rocket and a planet—there are building cards inside for inspiration. Encourage role play and help your child to develop early counting skills by matching bricks decorated with a moon, 2 planets and 3 stars with the corresponding number bricks. DUPLO bricks are specially designed to be safe for little hands.

  • Features a buildable rocket and planet.
  • Includes a double-sided girl/boy-decorated brick, bricks decorated as a moon, 2 planets and 3 stars, and 1-2-3 number-decorated bricks as talking points for learning and play.
  • Encourage early construction skills by stacking the bricks to make a rocket and planet.
  • Includes building cards to help you combine the bricks in different ways, creating new rockets or buildings.
  • Play with your toddler while introducing 1, 2, 3!
  • Toddlers will love creating outer-space role-play stories.
  • LEGO DUPLO products are specially designed to be safe and suitable for small hands.
  • Rocket measures over 9” (23cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.

 

LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130); $99.99

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Go crazy on all the rides at the Amusement Park!

Head through the turnstiles to the amusement park and stand in line for the roller coaster. Slip into the front seat to switch on the light brick and off you go – wheeeeeeeeeeee! Then take a gentle ride on the Ferris wheel or head to the drop tower, pull down your safety bar and go spinning down to the ground. Afterwards there are photos to buy and food to share with friends. You won’t want your day at the Amusement Park to end!

  • Includes 4 mini-dolls: Emma, Andrea, Matthew and Naya in summer outfits.
  • Features a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, drop tower, entrance booth and a dining area.
  • The push-along roller coaster features 4 carriages (each sitting a mini-doll), functioning light brick, entrance area with opening safety barrier, control panel with levers, camera and a long track with various obstacles along the ride.
  • The rotating Ferris wheel features steps up to 6 hanging gondolas (each seating a mini-doll).
  • The drop tower features 2 cars with opening safety bars, exciting spinning function as it drops, and a camera.
  • Entrance booth features a rotating turnstile and a ticket office where you can buy photos from the rides.
  • Dining area includes a popcorn cart with turning wheels, 2 tables, 4 stalls and an Amusement Park information stand with a map.
  • Amusement Park accessory elements include 2 tickets, coin, bill, 2 photographs and a map.
  • Food accessory elements include 2 boxes of popcorn, 2 watermelon slices, apple, hot dog with bun, water bottle and a soda bottle.
  • Beauty accessory elements include 2 pairs of sunglasses and a hair bow.
  • Sit a mini-doll in the front carriage to turn on the light brick and watch all the cool features you activate on your roller coaster ride!
  • Push the car to the top of the drop tower and smile for the camera as you spin to the ground.
  • Gently turn the Ferris wheel and enjoy the amazing view from the top.
  • Grab a delicious box of popcorn, hot dog or slice of watermelon from the dining area.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-12.
  • Roller coaster train with 4 carriages measures over 1” (3cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
  • Roller coaster track measures 27” (71cm) long.
  • Ferris wheel measures over 12” (31cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
  • Drop tower measures over 12” (33cm) high, 4” (12cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.
  • Entrance booth measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” ( 3cm) deep.
  • Popcorn cart measures over 1” (5cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and under 1” (2cm) wide.
  • Combine with the 41127 Amusement Park Arcade, 41128 Amusement Park Space Ride and 41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Van to create the Heartlake Amusement Park.

 

LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124); $119.99

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Get busy with some serious scientific work!

Help the scientists and explorers discover new information about the volcano! Find a spot to set up the exploration base so the scientists have the equipment they need. Then use the excavator and dumper to place boulders in the rack and break them open to find the crystal elements. Fly the drone over the volcano to get a bird’s eye view. Science rocks!

  • Includes 6 minifigures: a female scientist, scientist with heatsuit, female worker, male worker and 2 adventurers.
  • Features a mobile operations center, excavator, wheeled dumper, drone, boulder rack and a volcano with an eruption function.
  • Mobile operations center features a detachable truck cab with space in the back to carry a boulder, rolling wheels and a side that opens to reveal the operations center.
  • Excavator features an extendable hammer arm.
  • Wheeled dumper features rollingwheels and a handle.
  • Drone features spinning rotors.
  • Use the lever to trigger the volcano eruption.
  • Set the boulders in the boulder rack and use the excavator to crack them open and retrieve the crystals.
  • Accessory elements include 4 boulders, 4 crystal elements, shovel, pickaxe, walkie-talkie, camera, crowbar, drill and a metal detector.
  • Headgear accessory elements include 3 hard hats, baseball cap, adventurer’s hat and a heatsuit helmet.
  • Volcano measures over 5” (13cm) high,6” (17cm)wide and 6” (17cm) deep.
  • Boulder rack measures over 2” (6cm) wide, 2” (6cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.
  • Mobile operations center with truck measures over 4” (12cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • Excavator measures over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide.
  • Wheeled dumper measures over 1” (4cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
  • Drone measures over 2” (6cm) long, 3” (10cm) wide and under 1” (2cm) high.

 

LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro’s Volcano Lair (70323); $119.99

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Invade Jestro’s secret hideaway and capture the Book of Monsters!

Fly in the Mace Slammer, blast open the library and take back the books of dark magic. Send Axl in on his Hover Horse, but watch out for the trapdoor with spinning lava mouth, and evade the flying Globlins! Take Jestro and his army by surprise as he relaxes in the living quarters, and stop him escaping on his detachable throne! Includes scannable shields for 6 NEXO Powers: Flash Cannon, Fire Tornado, Wall Block, Banana Bomb, Jungle Dragon and Whirl Wind.

Includes 8 minifigures: Jestro, Bookkeeper, Lavaria, 2 Ash Attackers, Axl, Macy Halbert and Lance Richmond, plus 2 Scurriers.

  • Features Jestro’s Volcano Lair, Macy’s Mace Slammer and Axl’s Hover Horse.
  • Volcano Lair features a detachable throne, a seated disc-shooter weapon, trapdoor function that leads into a spinning lava mouth, stairwell with spinning saw blade to stop the knights climbing the stairs, library with 2 spell books, prison cell with collapsible wall, weapon chamber, treasure room, bedroom with bed, bathroom with bathtub, and a kitchen with a chicken and a banana.
  • Mace Slammer features a ball shooter and 2 flick missiles.
  • Release the Volcano Lair’s trapdoor, and turn the handle to plunge the victim into the jaw of the lava spinning mouth.
  • Spin the cog handle to set the saw blade spinning and stop the knights from climbing the stairwell.
  • Pull the prison cell’s lever to topple the wall.
  • Fire Macy’s Mace Slammer ball shooter and flick missiles at the library’s shield-shaped element to create an explosion effect and retrieve the spell books.
  • Also includes the Book of Destruction and Book of Revenge.
  • Weapons include Jestro’s 2 magic wands, Axl’s Axe, Macy’s Photon Mace, Lance’s NEXO Lance, Lavaria’s 2 swords, 2 Ash Attacker spears, Scurrier axe, sword and 2 buildable weapons in the weapon chamber.
  • Accessory elements include Axl’s helmet and shield, Macy’s helmet, shield and NEXO armor, Lance’s helmet, shield and NEXO armor, a rat, frog, chicken, spider, banana, 2 gold goblets, and a cauldron.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 9-14.
  • Download the free LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™: MERLOK 2.0 app to your smartphone or tablet. Ask your parents’ or guardians’ permission before going online.
  • Scan shields for each of the 6 NEXO Powers (Flash Cannon, Fire Tornado, Wall Block, Banana Bomb, Jungle Dragon and Whirl Wind) and power up in the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ game!
  • Watch all your favorite NEXO KNIGHTS™ characters on Cartoon Network.
  • Jestro’s Volcano Lair measures over 12” (33cm) high, 16” (41cm) wide and 11” (28cm) deep.
  • Macy’s Mace Slammer measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Axl’s Hover Horse measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (9cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

LEGO Ninjago Ultra Stealth Raider (70595); $99.99

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Get 4 super-cool vehicles in 1!

The Super Sonic Raider has been reinvented to become the Ultra Stealth Raider and is ready to take on Master Yang, Master Chen and Eyezorai. Jump into the cockpits with the ninja heroes and speed into battle. Swerve the snapping jaw and spring-loaded shooters of the Chenosaurus. Fire back with the awesome tank’s twin 6-stud rapid shooters and 2 spring-loaded shooters, then split it into a helijet, a huge bike and 2 tread bikes to ambush the enemy. Detach the golden ninja weapons for one-on-one battles and grab Master Yang’s Aeroblade to claim victory!

  • Includes 7 minifigures: Cole, Zane, Jay, Kai, Master Chen, Eyezorai and Master Yang.
  • This set includes the 4-vehicles-in-1 Ultra Stealth Raider and Chenosaurus.
  • The Ultra Stealth Raider features 2 opening cockpits plus 2 open cockpits, big tracks and wheels, twin 6-stud rapid shooters, 2 spring-loaded shooters, 6 detachable golden ninja swords, 2 golden shurikens, plus a splitting function.
  • Divide the Raider into a helijet (with foldout wings, 2 golden shurikens, rear prison for a minifigure, and translucent flame elements), a big bike (with both rapid shooters) and 2 tread bikes (each with a spring-loaded shooter).
  • The Chenosaurus has 2 spring-loaded shooters, a snapping jaw, fully posable joints, a detachable chair and fang detailing.
  • Weapons include Master Chen’s Jade Blade, Master Yang’s Aeroblade, an Anacondrai blade, Anacondrai sword, 2 golden sai, 4 golden swords and 2 golden shurikens.
  • Accessory elements include Master Yang’s lantern.
  • Recreate and role-play epic scenes from the NINJAGO™: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 9-14.
  • Ultra Stealth Raider (full-size) measures over 4” (11cm) high, 14” (38cm) long and 13” (34cm) wide.
  • Detachable helijet measures over 2” (7cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide with wings folded in.
  • Detachable big bike measures over 3” (9cm) high, 12” (33cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.
  • Detachable tread bikes each measure over 2” (6cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • The Chenosaurus measures over 6” (17cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter (75149) $79.99

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Protect Lor San Tekka’s home with Poe’s amazing X-Wing Fighter!

Help! Lor San Tekka’s desert home is under attack by the First Order Flametrooper! Swoop to the rescue with Poe Dameron in the Resistance X-Wing Fighter with its opening wings and cockpit, 4 spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable hyperdrive at the back and detachable BB-8 Astromech Droid. You must help Lor San Tekka before the trooper destroys his home

  • Includes 3 minifigures: Poe Dameron, Lor San Tekka and a First Order Flametrooper, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
  • Resistance X-Wing Fighter features opening wings and minifigure cockpit, 4 spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable hyperdrive and a detachable BB-8 Astromech Droid.
  • Building section features a container, a tower that can be pushed over, and knobs to attach flame elements for a make-believe blaze.
  • Weapons include Poe’s blaster pistol and the Flametrooper’sflamethrower with attachable flame element.
  • Accessory elements include a wrench, fire extinguisher, flames, Poe’s helmet and the Flametrooper’s helmet.
  • Recreate exciting planet-side scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
  • Measures over 4” (11cm) high, 14” (37cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide with wings open, and over 3” (8cm) high with wings closed.

 

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider Man: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap (76059); $39.99

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Rescue White Tiger from the Octo-Bot’s slippery tentacles!

Doc Ock is wading through the water in his weaponized Octo-Bot and has taken White Tiger prisoner in one of the tentacles! Steer Captain Stacy’s speedboat with Spider-Man surfing in on his web surfboard tow and rescue her! Watch out for Vulture nosediving through the air and fend off his attacking claws, and make waves with a heroic rescue.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Spider-Man, Doc Ock, Vulture, White Tiger and Captain Stacy.
  • Features Doc Ock’s Octo-Bot and a police speedboat.
  • Octo-Bot features dual 6-shooting rapid shooters, rotating torso, posable legs, and posable and detachable tentacles that attach to the back of Doc Ock.
  • Police speedboat has a stud shooter and attachment point for the web rope to attach Spider-Man’s surfboard.
  • Accessory elements include White Tiger’s power element, and Spider-Man’s surfboard, webblast and web rope.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 7-14.
  • Also includes a comic book!
  • Doc Ock’s Octo-Bot measures over 7” (19cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
  • Police speedboat measures over 1” (5cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.


Do you feel the same towards LEGO’s choices? Do you have one particular set that you want to be in LEGO’s magic seven list? Share us you what you think in the comments below.

Take A Look At This Neat Feel Guide For The LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 16 (71013).

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Since the report that some Toys R Us stores has already been selling the much awaited LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013), there has been some fair degree of confusion going on what is the actual  or official release date of this latest minifig series. There have been some initial reports that mention a September debut, alongside of the LEGO Disney Castle, as mentioned by CM4Sci over at Eurobricks.

However, there is a pretty good deal of evidence showing that most LEGO minifig collectors have already gotten their hands full with these latest LEGO minifigure collection, with some of them sharing their ‘feel guides’. Minifigure Price Guide and The Family Brick have both recently published their respective feel guides which we would like to summarize below. Images and pictures of individual minifigures are courtesy of Jang Bricks.

 

Ice Queen

Noticeable piece: the dress piece.

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Arabian Knight

Noticeable pieces: the sword hilt and the turban, you have to feel these two together.

002

 

Cyborg

Noticeable pieces: the shoulder piece together with the gun is a clear hint.

003

 

Imp Costume Kid

Noticeable pieces: it’s the short legs, pitch fork, and wings that clearly points to this minifigure.

004

 

Spooky Boy

Noticeable pieces: just feel for the spider’s legs and the Spooky Tales book.

005

 

Hiker Guy

Noticeable pieces: the bulky backpack and the map tile must go together since the Pirate also has a map with him. For added measure, try to feel for the 1×1 tile piece.

006

 

Wildlife Photographer

Noticeable pieces: just feel for the penguin, camera, and hood.

007

 

Kickboxer

Noticeable pieces: the long hair, helmet, and 1×1 cylinder brick are absolute giveaways.

008

 

Pirate

Noticeable pieces: same as that of the Hiker Guy, feel for the Pirate’s map tile together with the sword.

009

 

Penguin Kid

Noticeable pieces: short legs AND penguin head and arms. Feel for the ice skates for added measure.

010

 

Rogue

Noticeable pieces: feel for the bow and arrow, PLUS the headpiece.

011

 

Dog Show Judge

Noticeable pieces: the dog and the trophy are all that you need to feel for in this one.

012

 

Serenader

Noticeable pieces: it’s got to be the hat and guitar definitely.

013

 

Spy

Noticeable pieces: feel for the dude’s spyglasses and the rope.

014

 

Banana Guy

Noticeable piece: the big, banana costume piece is certainly easy to feel.

015

 

Baby Sitter

Noticeable piece: it’s the baby and his baby bottle is all that you need to feel for, but added measure you may also try to feel for the head piece element which is unique to this minifigure.

016

 

Here are more images courtesy of Minifigure Price Guide.

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Were you fortunate enough to get one of these Series 16 minifigures? Share us your find in the comments section below.

It’s All About Science With These Latest LEGO Ideas Project Hitting The 10K Mark.

From the reaches of deep space, to the tiniest building blocks of our universe, LEGO Ideas now present its latest addition to the roster of projects to achieve 10,000 supporters and qualifies for the Review Stage by the LEGO Review Board sometime this September. It’s all about astronomy and physics with these latest Ideas projects from ThomasW and NathanR2015 respectively. Here’s a brief look at these sets and what they can offer.

 

The Large Hadron Collider

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is one of the wonders of modern science and collaboration among nations. Running in at a massive 27km circular tunnel located at the French-Swiss border, it consists of four gigantic detectors namely ATLAS, ALICE, CMS, and LHCb. The LHC is used by physicists around the world to learn more about how our universe came to be by studying the behavior of its tiniest building block – protons and quarks (that’s far enough that I will go about the science behind these things, since I have to admit this is not my cup of tea). The cool thing is that the builder behind the LEGO Ideas LHC, Nathan Readioff, is also a PhD student who is currently based at CERN. The best part is, Nathan also included the instructions in building this set which you can find right here. The building instructions also come with a pretty neat explanation behind the science of the LHC.

ALICE ATLAS CMS LHCb

This is a stylised model of the LHC, showcasing all four of the detectors at a micro scale size. Each detector model is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but crammed with detailed internal systems revealed by cutaway walls – every major detector component is represented by a Lego piece. The models are not strictly in scale with each other, but use the same size base to maximise the detail that can be included and give a more uniform look to the set.

 

The LEGO Observatory Mountain View

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From the tiniest of particles, we now turn our inquisitive eyes towards the skies with the LEGO Observatory Mountain View designed by ThomasW. In terms of play features, the LEGO Observatory Mountain View comes with several compartments that show how a workday is like in the life of an astronomer. The dome of the observatory also opens and turns at slightly varying angles.

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The Observatory would have one telescope within the dome and one very small one on the viewing platform. The dome can be opened and turnable. The building can also be opened. Within the building there you can find:

  • an Office / Desk
  • a Library with books and goodies
  • a small lecture room with large windows and a beamer
  • and so on (search the details ;o)  )

Within the dome:

  • Computers
  • a telescope
  • IMPORTANT: a coffee machine

Outside the Observatory I placed some plants and stones. The Observatory would also contain some minifigures: Male and Female Observers, and some Visitors (a Family and some friends).

 

LEGO Ideas Six

The LEGO Ideas Large Hadron Collider and LEGO Observatory Mountain View are the next two Ideas project to join in the ranks of The Addams Family Mansion, The Merchant’s House, Spaceballs-Eagle 5, and our personal favorite, Voltron-Defender of the Universe, all of which are slated for the LEGO Ideas Review sometime in September.