As we prep the stage – or in this, case our blogsite and YouTube channel – for the opening of the 2018 New York Toy Fair, we’re glad that Brick Show Brian is on the floor to give you live updates as they happen at LEGO’s Booth #1335 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
WARNING: NOT-SO-MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!
We’re counting the hours away before the New York Toy Fair commences, and just when we thought that LEGO is done with its reveals following the announcement of the return of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the Powerpuff Girls, the lid has been finally removed from the much talked about LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets. Admittedly, NBC Universal has been on extreme ‘hush mode’ when word about these sets first came out last month. Some of you are quite quick on the mouse clicks, and managed to save a copy of some of the juicy info about these much-talked about sets.
While LEGO remains one of the pillars of international toy brands, that’s never completely ensured its success in terms of product sales everywhere that it’s available. In some parts of the world, LEGO products appear to be undergoing a bad patch in sales figures, like what’s happening in Germany now.
Friday is the first day of the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, and in China as well as countries with a significant Chinese community present, celebrations are starting to kick off as the world turns. Giveaways of good fortune symbols are going on as we speak.
Just in time before the gates of the New York Toy Fair opens on Saturday, LEGO has opted to reveal the full line-up of cast for its LEGO Powerpuff Girls sets. Yesterday, we had an official word from LEGO about the rumored return of the girls in minifigure forms. Frankly, this doesn’t come as a surprise since we already saw how the superpowered girls from Townsville looked like as part of the now discontinued LEGO Dimensions sets. What comes as a nice surprise is the inclusion of what most of us have been waiting for: the most adorable evil primate of all: Mojo Jojo!