Since its appearance a few days ago, the highly popular LEGO polybag version of every body’s favorite droid has been all over eBay, with some selling more than a hundred dollars. As we mentioned, there is no word yet on when and where will this handsome version of R2 will be made available to the general public. While waiting, why not test your building skills once more by making your own mini RD-D2 using following the instructions below.
Now, you may not have all the needed parts from your LEGO brick bucket to make this mini R2 in all of its beautiful details. Its parts are fairly common, with the exception of the decorative 1×1 tiles in front. There is also no inventory checklist on the building guide so you may want to closely check its various parts and elements. The said building guide may also be printed in PDF format which you may find right here.
All eyes are set on LEGO and Warner Bros’ next big, brick-built film with The LEGO Batman Movie. Slated to hit theaters on February 10, the highly-anticipated film managed to inspire 18 sets, several polybags, and a handful of accessories and memorabilia. However, most fans may be unaware that there is another LEGO-themed film that is also scheduled to be released in cinemas this year. Voiced by Olivia Munn, Dave Franco and the legendary Jackie Chan, The LEGO Ninjago Movie is expected to arrive in theaters on September 22, 2017. Directed by Charlie Bean and Paul Fisher, and produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group (WAG), the film “tells the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens, struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.”
Last August, it came to our attention that LEGO has come up with several sets based on the LEGO Ninjago Movie – 14 to be exact – but we don’t have an idea yet on what their name or descriptions are. Thanks to LEGO portal Pricevortex, and Brickset’s exhaustive database, we now know the various sets that are related to the film. Here’s the most updated list of sets rumored to be released under The LEGO Ninjago Movie theme.
Jay’s Electro Waver (70606)
Titanium Turbo (70607)
Samurai Stealth Takedown (70608)
Master’s Dojo (70609)
Nya’s Water Brigade (70610)
Dragon’s Cove (70611)
Spinjitzu Sanctuary (70612)
Ninja Wake Run (70613)
Kai’s Blazing Breaker (70614)
Rai Mech (70615)
Krypt of the Cave (70616)
Backstreet Break-in (70617)
Shadow Legion Ambush (70618)
Ninjago City Invasion (70620)
Of course, these are just titles and we will certainly keep an eye on these sets’ official images. So, what do you think about these sets? Are you looking forward to them?
If you recall, one of the more recent The LEGO Batman Movie polybags include the TLBM Accessory Pack that features a redesigned Bat Signal and a Batman minifigure with the new yellow utility belt as seen in the film. When we featured this polybag last New Year’s eve, we are quite clueless on how to obtain this. Thanks to an anonymous tip shared to The Brick Fan, we now have an idea on how to possibly get our hands on this piece of TLBM history.
Last month, you may remember that we posted the LEGO January 2017 Store Calendar which underscores a predominantly super hero theme. One of the promos mentioned in the said LEGO Store Calendar is having your own The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag for FREE for any LEGO purchase of $35 and above. Stephen did a review on this polybag set which you can find right here in case you want to take a look. Now another black and yellow polybag may eventually be yours with – as you may have guessed – The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack. Now there has been no specific mention about this polybag being another promotional in LEGO’s January 2017 Store Calendar, but it may eventually come out as such in all LEGO Brand Stores starting today and until February 26. As you can see from the a portion of the Store Calendar below, there is a mention of an in-store activity where visitors get to hunt for a ‘bunch of different Batsuits hiding all over the LEGO Store’.
Now as it turns out, these Batsuits are made of foamcore cutouts of the Caped Crusader himself and are hidden throughout the store as reported by The Brick Fan. Locating all of the Batsuit cutouts entitles you to a free TLBM Accessory Pack as a reward.
Though this in-store activity is said to target younger LEGO fans and kids, the rules are not that strict to exclude AFOLs. However since the promo period is expected to stretch out until February 26, which is for more than two months, then expect stores to somehow regulate the release of this polybag set and to enact additional guidelines on how it should be distributed (i.e. no repeats for 2nd time participants or customers).
If you live close to a LEGO Brand Store, then you may do a quick trip and inquire the store staff about this promo. Please do drop us a note through the comments section below or through our Facebook page if you can somehow verify this. That’ll be a big help to the rest of our brick-building community. Thanks again to The Brick Fan for giving this tip.
This piece of news comes as a very nice surprise. Toys N Brickspointed 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.
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).
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.