The long wait is finally over. Fans of the Blue Blur and the eighties Gremlins can finally have them in their minifigure forms (I guess for devout minifig collectors, playing the actual game is only secondary) now that LEGO Dimensions Wave 7 is finally out. Check out these official images courtesy of Brickset. You may also want to check out the links below both from Amazon and shop.LEGO.com. Not included here is the Marceline the Vampire Queen (71285) set which comes as a Toys R Us exclusive. Be sure to check out this nifty LEGO Dimensions Guide to see other previous sets that you may have missed. Jason also gives you a firsthand look at some of these sets with his unboxing video so be sure to check these out.
The Blue Blur is ready for an adventure! Spin into action with Sonic the Hedgehog as he speeds through some of his most iconic locations including Green Hill, Emerald Coast, Labyrinth and many more. Build Sonic and use his Acrobat ability to swing off poles and avoid the Badniks, then use his famous grind rails move to make a quick escape! Travel in style by hopping into the Sonic Speedster or The Tornado, then rebuild them into the Blue Typhoon and Motobug, and the Crabmeat and Eggcatcher for extra-special abilities. Unlock the exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World and Battle Arena.
Take your adventure into the wizarding world with the all-new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack! Play the complete movie and help Newt Scamander find his escaped magical creatures in New York City across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay. Use a variety of spells, including Diffindo, Reparo and Lumos, and interact with creatures like the Niffler, Swooping Evil, Bowtruckle and more. You can even build the Niffler and then rebuild it into the Sinister Scorpion and Vicious Vulture. Customize the LEGO Toy Pad with the MACUSA gateway build, and unlock the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Adventure World and Battle Arena.
Take E.T. home and add him to the mash-up adventure of your favorite LEGO Dimensions characters! Build and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to send him into the game with his Illumination and Fix-It abilities, or activate his special Stealth and Telekinesis skills to make your way around the multiverse. Unlock the exclusive Adventure World and Battle Arena and build E.T.’s iconic Phone Home device, then rebuild it into the Mobile Uplink and Super-Charged Satellite for additional in-game abilities.
Bring Gremlins to life in LEGO Dimensions with Gizmo and Stripe! Build the popular rivals on the LEGO Toy Pad and launch them into the multiverse. Use Gizmo’s Combat Roll and Dash Attack abilities to get him out of sticky situations but watch out for Stripe as he uses his claws with his Vine Cut ability. Unlock the exclusive Adventure World and Battle Arena and jump into the R.C. Racer, or grab the Flash ‘n’ Finish for some bright light fun. Rebuild the R.C. Racer into Gadget-o-matic and Scarlet Scorpion, and the Flash ‘n’ Finish into Rampage Record Player and Stripe’s Throne.
Explore more of the LEGO multiverse with Tina Goldstein from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Build and place Tina on the LEGO Toy Pad to send her into the game where she can cast Aguamenti to help solve puzzles and Protego to keep her safe from enemies. Unlock the Adventure World and Battle Arena and build the Swooping Evil if you need a rescue, then rebuild it into the Brutal Bloom and Crawling Creeper.
There was quite a limited number of LEGO Classic sets that were released this year, and LEGO seems to have plans of revving things up for this theme come early 2017. This year only saw the release of three LEGO Classic sets, with the Creative Brick Box (10654), Creative Building Set (10702), and Creative Building Basket (10705). However, LEGO seems to intend to expand this line further with four new Classic sets, with two more sets waiting to be revealed. Though the LEGO Classic theme is rather uninteresting in terms of design options (perhaps from an AFOL’s point of view), younger builders may still have fun with these sets that features three separate builds each. It was also nice of LEGO to have these sets available for separate purchase which is kind of cost-effective, though it certainly limits the build options that one may think of. As their names suggest, each of the new LEGO Classic sets is offered in a specific color scheme that comes with at least three pre-determined build suggestions.
Blue Creative Box (10706)
Red Creative Box (10707)
Green Creative Box (10708)
Orange Creative Box (10709)
Similarly, we also have two additional LEGO Creator sets lined up for release next year – the Exploration Robots (31062) and Seaplane Adventures (31064).
It seems that it is not only Disney’s Moana that will get the LEGO treatment in 2017. After the debut of two new sets featuring Disney’s new Polynesian princess, with LEGO Disney Moana on the High Seas (41150) and Moana’s Island Adventure (41149), LEGO pays tribute once more to another Disney heroine. It seems that Disney’s Frozen will be under the spotlight once again with two new LEGO sets featuring the sisters Anna and Elsa, and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. Joining them are two new lines under the LEGO Disney theme, Palace Pets. Take a look.
Berry’s Kitchen (41143)
Petite’s Royal Stable (41144)
Anna’s Snow Adventure (41147)
Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace (41148)
It’s kind of interesting to speculate on what LEGO has in mind with the Palace Pets theme. It seems that they intend to have this line as a complement to their Disney Princess inspired sets. Furthermore, the Disney Palace Pets spin-off seems to have a following already so perhaps LEGO sees the potential of these sets as something like an add-on to the rest of its Disney sets. Frankly, the design of the Palace Pets theme is not far off as compared to the LEGO Friends Animal Series back in 2013. So I’m not quite sure what these new sets have to offer other than being another Disney brand.
However, if you’re a fan of both LEGO and Disney, this will definitely be a must-have. Credit goes to Hoth Bricks for the images.
LEGO is continuing its line of magical creatures and dragons from Elvendale with another wave of offerings from the LEGO Elves theme. This time around, a new nemesis has arrived with the mischievous Goblins and their infamous Goblin King taking on the spotlight. Same as with previous sets, the LEGO Elves theme intends to appeal to younger girls, however, with its brightly colored sets, it is not surprising if this theme will eventually with the hearts of AFOLs. Aira’s Airship and the Hunt for the Amulet (41184) is a perfect example of a set that can easily pass as a steampunked style aircraft and hot air balloon build, as pointed out by Hoth Bricks. The Goblin Village from set 41185 Magic Rescue from the Goblin Village has plenty of interesting pieces that builders may find handy. Plus its bright, color scheme makes it an attractive set to adorn any AFOL’s collection or desk.
We don’t have the box art images yet, but we’ll keep you posted once newer images are in. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for sharing these.
Naida’s Gondola & the Goblin Thief (41181)
The Capture of Sophie Jones (41182)
The Goblin King’s Evil Dragon (41183)
Aira’s Air Ship and the Hunt for the Amulet (41184)
We’re less than a month away before the very first Star Wars anthology film hits the big screen with Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, and with the arrival of the first wave of LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets which were released last October, it seems that TLG still has some few surprises hidden under its sleeves. Thanks to Eurobricks member Benderisgreat, we now have our first look at the second wave of LEGO Rogue sets that will debut anytime soon. Though they seem to be official box art photos, the image resolution is rather low. However, we can still figure out the minifigs that go along with them. Seeing Moroff (the Wampa-type guy that seems to be part of the Rebellion) getting the LEGO treatment in the Y-Wing Starfighter (75172) makes this set a part of my LEGO ‘must-have’ list. It’s nice to know that LEGO has expanded its Microfighter series to include the latest starships featured in Rogue One. Take a look:
U-Wing Microfighter (75160)
Tie Striker Microfighter (75161)
Y-Wing Microfighter (75162)
Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle Microfighter (75163)
Rebel Trooper Battle Pack (75164)
Battle on Scariff (75171)
Y-Wing Starfighter (75172)
We’ll update this page as clearer photos of these sets are available. For the mean time, share what you think about these sets in the comments below or go over at our Facebook community page and join in the conversation.
Just a few moments ago, London’s first, and Europe’s largest LEGO brand store has finally opened its doors to the LEGO faithful. Though this piece of news is thousands of miles away from where we are, the excitement of the occasion is pretty contagious. For those of us who can’t make it physically at the LEGO London Store, we are thankful that groups such as the LEGO Collectors Club (LCC), The Brothers Brick (TBB) and Promo Bricks are there to witness firsthand the events as they happen, giving us an inside look at what the largest LEGO store in this side of the world has to offer. In case you missed it, LEGO also had a live broadcast of the events both inside and outside of the store via their Facebook live feed.
Other than the exclusive launch of the LEGO Architecture London 21034 at the LEGO London Store, the much talked about Lester minifigure has also been given away in a form of a raffle. Though not without complaints and issues with regards to the way it is made available (through a mystery scratch card that buyers will receive upon reaching a certain amount of purchase), there’s only a total of 275 minifigures of Lester that were officially given away so expect that this highly valued collectible minifig will be a prized possession for any LEGO fan.
Here’s LEGO’s official press release of the store’s opening together with some images courtesy of Sophie from LCC, The Brothers Brick, and Brick. Thank you for sharing these images for all LEGO fans to enjoy.
LEGO® London Flagship Store Opens Offering Unique Experiences for Fans of All Ages
The world’s largest LEGO Store opens with a focus on inspiring creativity through new experiences and fun, interactive workshops.
17 November 2016: Today The LEGO Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials, has officially opened its new UK flagship store in central London’s popular tourist hot-spot, Leicester Square.
The Leicester Square store is the 131st LEGO store globally and is pushing the boundaries with many unique LEGO® firsts. The largest LEGO store in the world boasts exciting new experiences, such as a ‘Mosaic Maker’ which offers LEGO fans of all ages the opportunity to purchase their very own, one of a kind, personalised LEGO mosaic portrait. The machine captures your image and in under ten minutes printed instructions and the bricks required to complete the LEGO portrait are supplied to the customer. The London store is the first in the world to make this unique experience available.
John Goodwin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the LEGO Group said: “We are excited to have finally opened the doors to the world’s largest LEGO store here in London. We want to inspire and develop children through creative play experiences – and this store is all about that. Here, parents and children can explore the many different LEGO products while at the same time getting a truly immersive experience of the LEGO brand.”
Inspiring creativity and developing the builders of tomorrow is a central theme for the store and this is encouraged with unique hands-on interactive brick experiences. These include ‘Master Builder Playtables’, where children will be free to build whatever they can imagine – inspired by iconic London landmarks and a range of exciting LEGO themes. There will also be a timetable when Certified LEGO Master Builders will visit the store sharing tips and tricks to help visitors build LEGO models and help inspire children to think outside the box when building their creations.
Through a partnership with Transport for London LEGO has created a life-sized London Underground tube carriage. The tube is the largest LEGO build in the store, is made up of 637,903 bricks and took 3,399 hours to build. The carriage offers fun photo opportunities and will be a must see for all the family.
Other highlights within the new London LEGO Store include:
Build a Minifigure Tower with Talking LEGO Minifigures – includes four different talking LEGO Minifigures including Lester, Royal Guard, Bobby the Policeman and Sherlock Holmes.
LEGO Minifigure Scanner – an interactive experience available from outside the store where people can find out which LEGO Minifigure they are.
Digital window display – state of the art screens that will show LEGO movies and clips.
Lester’s room housing a model of store mascot Lester for photo opportunities both inside and outside the store.
Brickadilly corner – an interactive information centre informing shoppers including in-store event schedules and highlighting retail experiences within the store.
Digital endless isle – a digital experience allowing shoppers to browse a digital catalogue of all LEGO sets available in store. It also calls for assistance by sending a message to the smart watches of store staff (photos courtesy of LCC).
“Our LEGO® Brand Retail stores are a lighthouse for the LEGO brand and an inspirational shopping channel for LEGO products. We offer a unique brand experience and supplement the combined offer for consumers alongside our trusted retail partners and online retailers. The new Leicester Square store is the 14th LEGO Store in the UK,” says Glenn Abell, Vice President and General Manager, Direct-to-Consumer EMEA.
LEGO Store London Facts and Figures
The LEGO® Store in London’s Leicester Square is the company’s 14th brand retail store in the United Kingdom and the 37th in the world
It is the biggest LEGO Store at 914 sqm
The project commenced in late 2014, took almost five months to build and opened on 17th November 2016
A custom-made Terrazzo floor brings the LEGO yellow colour to life throughout the store
There are over five tonnes of LEGO big build models displayed within the store, utilising a total of over 1.7 million bricks including:
Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower)
The 1:15 scale model stands at two floors high, 6.5 metres
Comprises 344,020 LEGO bricks
Weighs 1,035 kgs
Took six model builders 2,735 hours to build
Features a working, backlit clock which chimes with a replica sound of the real bell, Big Ben
London Underground Train Carriage (Tube)
The model stands at 2 metres high and 5 metres long
Features a seated William Shakespeare LEGO figure amongst other LEGO models
Comprises 637,902 LEGO bricks
Weighs 2,126 kgs
Took 3,399 hours to build
Telephone Box (photos courtesy of LCC).
The full sized replica of an iconic red telephone box stands at 2.6 metres tall
Comprises 220,470 LEGO bricks
Weighs 698 kgs
Took 883 hours to build
Brickley the LEGO Dragon (photos courtesy of LCC)
Brickley winds his way along the length of the Swiss Court window and is three separate builds
Comprises 250,785 LEGO bricks
Weighs 792 kgs in total
Took 725 hours to build
LEGO Store Entrance Archway
A LEGO Leicester Square London Underground roundel sign sits between two street lamps to create an impressive 4.2 metres high archway in the entrance to the store
Comprises 81,000 LEGO bricks
Weighs 370 kgs (in total)
Took 438 hours to build
London Underground Map Mosaic
Comprises 16,500 LEGO bricks
Weighs 90 kgs
Took 90 hours to build
Lester Minifigure Statue
Lester is the LEGO minifigure mascot for the Leicester Square store
The statue stands at 1.2 metres tall on a 30 cm high customised plinth
Comprises 24,500 LEGO bricks
Weighs 57 kgs (in total)
Took two builders 90 hours to build
Royal Mail Post Box
Stands at over a metre tall
Comprises 20,700 LEGO bricks
Weighs 73 kgs
Took 105 hours to build
Adorning the wall of the store staircase, this large-scale mosaic comprises 265,557 LEGO bricks
Weighs 57 kgs
And took 90 hours to build
Thanks again to the folks over at LCC, TBB and Promo Bricks for sharing with us the fun and excitement of the LEGO London Store’s opening.
Earlier this year, LEGO Architecture introduced a series of sets that highlight some of the best tourist destinations and man-made landmarks that were ever conceived. Coined as Skylines, the sub-theme features some of the US and Europe’s most famous landmarks all in one gorgeous set. Recently, LEGO expanded this line with the inclusion of 3 more sets coming from different parts of the Western world – specifically from Australia, US, and the United Kingdom. I’m not much of a fan of the LEGO Architecture line, but their Skylines series may change all of that.
LEGO Architecture Sydney (21032) at 361 pieces
LEGO Architecture Chicago (21033) at 444 pieces
LEGO Architecture London (21034) at 468 pieces
I love how the way the Skylines sets are arranged. It puts together all the best places from each of the featured country in one cool set, without making it too crammed up or crowded. It is a perfect gift for any visitor or tourist who happens to drop by at a LEGO store in that particular country. Here is the first wave of the Skylines series that were released in January of this year, and some information on how to purchase them in case you want one to adorn your desk or room.
It seems that we will not get just one, but two polybags under the LEGO Batman Movie theme. In our previous post (which LEGO asked us to take down), we know that the Caped Crusader will have his very own polybag in Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) and this time around, his arch-nemesis will also be receiving the same LEGO treatment. Thanks to Flickr user ParkerLegoMaster, we now have a sneak peek at this exclusive polybag featuring none other than the Joker himself in The Joker Battle Training (30523).
I love the way LEGO exaggerates certain aspects of their film characters, and Joker here is not an exception. Joker’s 6-barrel gun is ridiculously large for his size, in fact, I’m not quite sure if the minifig will hold up. However, it does the job of highlighting one aspect of Joker’s personality: he really wants to get the attention of Batman any way he can. As a bonus, the set also seems to include Batman’s cowl supposedly as a part of Joker’s target practice dummy, including a bat-shaped element. My thoughts: LEGO really did a good job on this polybag set, and together with the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522), these are great ways to have their minifigures if you are aiming to collect them.
We do not have any information yet with regards to where ParkerLegoMaster got this photo, and if ever LEGO will ask us again to remove this, we will certainly comply. As of now, and while this photo is up, you may want to share your thoughts in the comments below or join us in the discussion over on Facebook.
November 25 to 28 marks another LEGO store sale where fans can get as much as 20% off on a variety of selected LEGO sets. Dubbed as Brick Friday and Cyber Monday, this sales event is a great way to own that LEGO set that you’ve been eyeing on for quite some time at discounted prices. For this year, LEGO has teased about this event via its European shop.LEGO.com site though it does not say much about the sets that will be offered.
However, we may have some clues on what sets will be included in the list of the online offers courtesy of Hoth Bricks. According to what they picked up, these are the sets that are confirmed to be included in the list. Take note that it’s possible that the entire list will not be revealed until the 25th of November. For those who are yet to cross out the LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro’s Volcano Lair (70323) or the LEGO Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220) from their wishlist, then this is the best time to do so.
LEGO DUPLO Around the World (10805) – € 99.99 € 79.99 (roughly $79.99)
On top of this, it is great to know that November 25 also marks the start of another LEGO exclusive that entitles buyers to a FREE, limited edition, LEGO Snowglobe (40223). The free exclusive will be given away for a minimum purchase of $99 and above of any LEGO products via in-stores or online. The price point may be somehow higher than the usual, but since it is part of the Brick Friday/Cyber Monday deals, then it is definitely worth it.
Be sure to stay tuned here in the Brick Show for the most recent updates on this upcoming store event, and for the complete list of all LEGO sets that will be on sale during this period.
LEGO Star Wars fans may find this as a welcome treat. TRU in the US will run an in-store eventthis Saturday, November 19, with a FREE LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigure up for grabs for store visitors and patrons. Not much has been said in their promotional ad as you can see below, except that it is a sort of a ‘scavenger hunt’ running only for two hours from 12PM to 2PM. There also seems to be no qualifying purchase so expect TRU stores to be jam-packed on this date and time.
What we can also assume from this ad is that the minifigure to be given away is the LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper minifigure as he is seen from the LEGO Star Wars Rebels set from 2015 – the Imperial Troop Transport battlepack (75078).
It is interesting to note that this set features two variants of the said Stormtrooper: the one with a more determined look on its face, and the other with a smiling, more welcoming print. If the TRU giveaway up for grabs will be the latter, then this is one unique minifig that you can only find together with the Imperial Troop Transport. Watch’s Stephen’s review of the Imperial Troop Transport battlepack from 2014 to have a better look at this version of the TRU LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper giveaway.
In similar news, if you happen to fancy yourself for a new set this weekend, then it is nice to know that TRU is still running its LEGO polybag promotional for a minimum purchase of $30 or more of any LEGO Star Wars or Friends set. As we shared in our previous post, it seems that the LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot (5004408) and LEGO Friends Bowling Alley (30399) polybags are still available.
However, these are only available in-stores and are in limited quantities so expect that these polybags may no longer be available in some store branches. So if you have plans of visiting your local TRU store this Saturday for some new LEGO sets, be sure to be there before 12noon to get a chance to bring home some great minifigure finds.