LEGO-Related Black Friday Deals with Three Major Retailers

Thanksgiving 2018 will be arriving next week, and the Friday immediately afterwards will thus be Black Friday. There are various (often conflicting) explanations on the origin of the name, and its claims of being the “busiest shopping day of the year” are contested, but the fact remains that many shopping deals come out this time.

We can count LEGO among those who have opened up some irresistible Black Friday deals for their own formidable global chain of branded stores. But if you’re looking for LEGO at other retailers that carry them, some of these have their own Black Friday offerings.

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Here’s what we might expect from three major retail chains.

  • Best Buy (why an electronics retailer? There are LEGO videogames, of course!)
  1. LEGO The Incredibles$59.99 $29.99 (PS4, Switch and Xbox One regular editions only)
  2. LEGO DC Super Villains$49.99 $19.99 (PS4, Switch and Xbox One regular editions only)
  • Target (big mechanical sets)
  1. LEGO The Ninjago Movie Garma Mecha Man (70613) – $59.99 $41.99
  2. LEGO The Ninjago Movie Lightning Jet (70614) – $59.99 $41.99
  3. LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter (75172) – $59.99 $41.99
  • Walmart (for early-age LEGO fans)
  1. LEGO Classic Creative Box (10704) – $39.99 $20
  2. LEGO Duplo Creative Box (10854) – $39.99 $20

Now, this is likely just the beginning. There are 11 days left before Black Friday arrives, and more retailers with LEGO products in their shelves might yet hammer out some pretty amazing deals of their own.

LEGO Overwatch Sets Officially Revealed At BlizzCon 2018 – Now Available for Pre-Order

BlizzCon 2018 has finally kicked off at Anaheim Convention Center and LEGO Overwatch fans are thrilled to find out what’s in store in the Blizzard sponsored gaming convention.

Other than the humongous LEGO Overwatch D. Va and MEKA statue that will greet BlizzCon attendees, the stage has been finally prepped for the official reveal of the upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets. The best part is, these sets are now officially available for pre-order at LEGO Shop@Home, with a release date slated for January 1, 2019. If these sets are Day 1 purchases for you, then be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com by clicking on the following links.

Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970)

129 pieces | Age 8+ | $14.99 (USD)

Build your very own Overwatch payload from the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map!

Immerse your favorite Overwatch fan in epic missions with this LEGO Overwatch 75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker set. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this set recreates the drone satellite from the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map where Overwatch heroes Tracer and Widowmaker battle for control of the payload. With weapons for the heroes and space in the drone satellite to sit a minifigure, youngsters will love playing with this set’s instantly recognizable characters and setting. Older fans will love to show their passion for Overwatch by displaying the set by their gaming setup for all their friends to see.

  • Includes Tracer and Widowmaker minifigures.
  • Satellite drone payload vehicle features a hidden cockpit with computer detailing, opening rear hold, a removable drone ‘brain’ element and a health pack for added play. Also features a checkpoint disc.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Widowmaker’s Widow’s Kiss and Tracer’s twin Pulse Pistols.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online videos, comics and exciting global eSports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the internationally acclaimed team-based action game.
  • Combines with the 75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar set to create even more exciting Overwatch hero action!
  • Drone creative play toy measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 5″ (14cm) long and 3″ (9cm) wide.

 

Hanzo vs. Genji (75971)

197 pieces | Age 8+ |$19.99 (USD)

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build the Hanamura dojo with dragon brothers Hanzo and Genji!

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build the Hanamura dojo in LEGO bricks with LEGO Overwatch 75971 Hanzo vs. Genji. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch toy recreates the epic face-off for the Hanamura dojo between the rival dragon brothers Hanzo and cyborg ninja Genji. With weapons for the highly recognizable Overwatch heroes and a buildable dojo, kids will love to play out the action from the game, while older fans will want to show off the set next to their gaming setup.

  • Includes Hanzo, Genji and Shimada Henchman minifigures.
  • Hanamura dojo features a weapons stand, health pack, and 2 hidden disc shooters that represent the dragon spirits of each brother.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Genji’s Ryu-Ichimonji sword and Hanzo’s Storm Bow.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch is the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Hanamura dojo building toy measures over 4″ (11cm) high, 8″ (22cm) wide and 3″ (9cm) deep.

 

Dorado Showdown (75972)

419 pieces | Age 8+ |$29.99 (USD)

Immerse your favorite Overwatch fan in the Dorado map with Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree!

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build an iconic Dorado building and payload truck with LEGO Overwatch 75972 Dorado Showdown! Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch building set features an instantly recognizable building from the popular Dorado map and 3 characters, Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree. With Overwatch weapons, Dorado building, and a payload truck like in the game, fans of Overwatch will want to build and display it for their friends to see, while youngsters will like playing with the vehicle and mini market building from the game.

  • Includes Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree minifigures.
  • Dorado-style building features 3 windows (2 with shutters), lamps, a lantern, a mini market booth and a doorway for the payload truck to pass through.
  • Payload truck features space for a minifigure, a generator payload that can be taken off and hidden wheels to simulate the payload truck hovering like in the game.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Soldier: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle, Reaper’s twin Hellfire Shotguns and McCree’s Peacekeeper six-shooter revolver.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch video game toys are the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Dorado-style building toy measures over 6″ (17cm) high, 5″ (15cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep.
  • Payload truck creative play toy measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 5″ (15cm) long and 3″ (8cm) wide.

 

D.Va & Reinhardt (75973)

455 pieces | Age 10+ |$39.99 (USD)

For your favorite Overwatch fan – 2 iconic tank heroes with D.Va & Reinhardt!

For your favorite Overwatch fan, a buildable mech suit and powered armor with LEGO Overwatch 75973 D.Va & Reinhardt! Each of these instantly recognizable Overwatch tank heroes features an Overwatch minifigure so fans can place the highly-detailed Overwatch characters inside through the hatches that open. Reinhardt features a massive buildable Rocket Hammer and both minifigures have smaller weapons so younger fans can play out the action of the game, while older fans may want to display the minifigures and toys next to their gaming setup!

  • Includes D.Va and Reinhardt minifigures.
  • Va tank model features shooting function and opens so the D.Va minifigure can fit inside.
  • Reinhardt tank model features buildable colossal Rocket Hammer and opens so the Reinhardt minifigure can fit inside.
  • Overwatch character weapons include D.Va’s Fusion Cannons and Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Va building toy stands over 5″ (15cm) tall.
  • Reinhardt building toy stands over 5″ (14cm) tall.

 

Bastion (75974)

602 pieces | Age 10+ | $49.99 (USD)

 

A Bastion to build and display for the Overwatch fan!

A fully reconfigurable LEGO Overwatch 75974 Bastion figure for your favorite Overwatch fan! One of the most recognizable Overwatch characters from the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this buildable toy display model can be configured from recon mode to sentry mode without any rebuilding! Fans will love the realistic detail of this Overwatch toy and will want to display it near their gaming setup – an Overwatch collectible for every fan!

  • Reconfigure the Bastion toy from recon to sentry mode – no rebuilding required!
  • Overwatch character weapons include Bastion’s gun and minigun.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift and collectible for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Bastion building toy in recon mode stands over 10″ (26cm) tall and in sentry mode stands over 6″ (17cm) tall.

 

Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975)

730 pieces | Age 9+ | $89.99 (USD)

The ultimate Watchpoint: Gibraltar set with Mercy, Reaper, Winston and Pharah for the Overwatch fan!

For the Overwatch fan, the iconic Overwatch rocket and launch tower from one of the game’s most popular maps with LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar 75975! Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this building set features an Overwatch rocket that splits into 2 separate rockets, and 3 Overwatch characters including Pharah with her Rocket Launcher, Mercy with her Caduceus Staff and Blaster, Reaper with his twin Hellfire Shotguns, and a Winston big figure with his Tesla Cannon. Youngsters will like playing with the buildable rocket and Overwatch heroes with their unique weapons, while adult fans will want to build and display this instantly recognizable collectible model near their gaming rigs to show their affinity for the game!

  • Includes Pharah, Mercy and Reaper minifigures and Winston big figure.
  • Overwatch rocket can split into 2 with a cockpit in each. The smaller rocket features a trunk big enough for big figure Winston, plus bananas and peanut butter jar elements.
  • Overwatch building toy features launch pad that supports the rocket in the vertical position just like in the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Pharah’s Rocket Launcher, Mercy’s Caduceus Staff and Caduceus Blaster, Reaper’s twin Hellfire Shotguns and Winston’s Tesla Cannon.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Combines with the 75970 Tracer & Widowmaker set to create even more exciting Overwatch action!
  • Rocket building toy measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 14″ (37cm) long and 7″ (19cm) wide with both rockets combined.
  • Launch pad construction toy measures over 14″ (37cm) high, 8″ (22cm) wide, and 8″ (22cm) deep.

BlizzCon 2018 Welcomes You With a Huge LEGO Overwatch D. Va and MEKA Statue

If  you’re attending BlizzCon 2018 today at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, then you might be thrilled to know that a brick-built LEGO statue of D. Va and her mech suit MEKA will be out there keeping a close watch over you and the rest of BlizzCon attendees. This huge LEGO Overwatch D. Va and MEKA statue took 731 hours to build using 145,276 LEGO elements, and weighs in at an enormous 1,256 pounds. You can see the entire process of how to build this impressive build through the following time-lapse video.

This LEGO Overwatch D. Va and MEKA statue is based on one of the official LEGO Overwatch sets that were revealed last week, particularly, the LEGO Overwatch D. Va & Reinhardt (75973). There has been no official word from LEGO as of this posting if ever we will see the official LEGO Overwatch sets at BlizzCon, but we can keep our fingers on this one.

As someone who moderately plays video games, I’m not really into Overwatch gaming. But seeing the huge positive reception that the first-person shooter game has been receiving especially in Asia, and then I guess LEGO made a good choice of being partners with Blizzard Entertainment. We hope to see the actual LEGO Overwatch sets displayed during BlizzCon 2018 other than the recently confirmed, limited edition LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) which was exclusively offered at the Blizzard Gear Store. Blizzard has already confirmed this set’s availability during at BlizzCon 2018 so in case you missed out on that chance of purchasing one, then here’s your opportunity to grab this exclusive.

 

LEGO Harry Potter Collection for the Xbox One and Switch Is Now Available

These days, the cinematic focus of the Wizarding World franchise from J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. is on the prequel adventures of Newt Scamander and his Fantastic Beasts.  But fans will always be drawn to the original saga of Harry Potter and his seven years’ struggle against the evil Voldemort. LEGO and Harry Potter fans in the 2010s have been blessed with the series of WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales LEGO video games about the Boy Who Lived, released on multiple video game platforms and re-released in a remastered format on today’s latest consoles. The newest take on this, LEGO Harry Potter Collection, is finally out starting today and to celebrate its release, WB Games UK have put out one last trailer for launch, again showcasing the good old LEGO Harry Potter gaming experience in high-definition graphics quality.

The LEGO Harry Potter Collection contains the original games from LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 (2010) and Years 5-7 (2011), and was first re-released in its remastered form for the PlayStation 4 two years ago. This year it comes out for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and also includes two DLC packs, one for extra characters and variations and one for more magical spells.

The LEGO Harry Potter Collection will make for a great way to immerse Potter-fans in the Wizarding World ahead of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, premiering soon on November 16. You may order your copy of this latest video game offering over at Amazon where it currently sells for a discounted price (for Xbox One consoles).

A New LEGO Battle Adventures Mobile Game Is In The Works

A mysterious Facebook page appeared a couple of days ago and it is only now that it’s getting some attention. From the looks of it, this new Facebook page is for a new LEGO mobile app entitled LEGO Battle Adventures. Details are scant as of now regarding the game itself, but a survey has been released in relation to the game, perhaps for marketing purposes. Again, the survey itself does not point to any specific direction or info about this new mystery LEGO game, but we can somehow piece together several details to have an idea of LEGO Battle Adventures is all about.

First off, LEGO minifigures will play a central role in LEGO Battle Adventures, and what is interesting here is that it seems that the minifigures involved are those that were released throughout its entire 40 years of existence, combining both the classic minifigures that we grew up with, to those that LEGO has recently offered.

LEGO Battle Adventures
LEGO Battle Adventures cover photo over at Facebook.

LEGO Battle Adventures also seems to be a turn based role-playing game (RPG) where you either get to team up with others over the Internet, or battle through enemy lines in solo mode. I assume that you can also build up your own army of minifigure warriors or soldiers depending on the mission. A part of the survey specifically mentions other game titles such as Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Ninja Turtles: Legends, Marvel: Strike Force and others that may suggest that LEGO Battle Adventures may also belong to the same genre. The survey also gives a brief description about this mystery game.

LEGO Battle Adventures

Game description: BUILD your ultimate team and engage in an epic solo and multiplayer adventure in the first LEGO battle role playing game, celebrating LEGO iconic minifigures and sets from all eras!

LEGO Battle Adventures

LEGO is no stranger in the mobile gaming arena. It has released a handful of standalone LEGO mobile games in the past, with LEGO Cube being the most recent. And now, it looks like LEGO is gradually leveraging on an online platform that takes advantage of the rich, interactive play opportunities that multiplayer gaming has to offer. For the meantime, let’s wait and see how things will turn out, and hopefully we’ll learn more about this mystery game any time soon.

Thanks to Bricks to Life for the heads up.

2006 Xbox/360 Game “LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy” Now Backwards-Compatible for Xbox One

Sometimes, when releasing digital copies of past videogame titles online in current gaming platforms, the chronological order of multi-installment series no longer holds. That’s why last September Xbox Live Gold featured the limited-time rerelease of 2011’s LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars on Xbox One, when there were other titles originally ahead of it.

Like now, Microsoft’s ongoing program of increasing the backwards-compatibility of Xbox One for past-generation Xbox games is featuring a LEGO title from Warner Bros. Interactive and Traveller’s Tales that came before LEGO Star Wars III in the Xbox 360 release order. We’re talking about LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy.

Released in 2006 for the original Xbox and the 360 among other platforms, this adventure game was a compilation of events from the legendary Episodes V-VI of the saga that was premiered during the late seventies to eighties. LEGO Star Wars II ensured by its great sales that WBI and TT would continue churning out videogame adaptations of the LEGO Star Wars licensed product line.

So it is that LEGO Star Wars II and fellow “new” old but now-compatible Tropico 4 are joining the ever-expanding library of past Xbox-line games that have become fully backwards compatible with the Xbox One, ever since Microsoft starting the conversions for choice titles in 2015. One can get LEGO Star Wars II on the Xbox Store now for $15.

Official LEGO Overwatch Sets Revealed!

They’re finally here! After a couple of promotional teasers that includes a video of Tracer’s minifigure counterpart, and an exclusive brick-built Omnic Bastion, the stage is all set for the reveal of the official LEGO Overwatch sets.

These LEGO Overwatch sets are awesome enough to get the attention not just of the Overwatch gaming community, but also of LEGO itself. It was one of the biggest licensing coups of the company lately, and from these LEGO Overwatch box art previews, they’re not going to disappoint at all. Here are the sets, their retail prices and a pretty impressive collection of box art images courtesy of Target and Brickset.

 

Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970)

Includes Tracer and Widowmaker minifigures; 129 pieces $14.99

 

Hanzo vs. Genji (75971)

Minifigures include Hanzo, Genji and an agent; 197 pieces; $19.99

 

Dorado Showdown (75972)

Includes Soldier 76, McCree and Reaper minifigures; 419 pieces; $29.99

 

D.Va & Reinhardt (75973)

Includes two impressive mech builds with D.Va and Reinhardt minifigures; 455 pieces; $39.99

 

Bastion (75974)

Features a multi-build, transforming humanoid mech build; 602 pieces; $49.99

 

Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975)

Includes a Winston bigfig, with Mercy, Pharah and Reaper minifigures; 730 pieces; $89.99

 

And that’s about it for this wave. Knowing how expansive the universe of Overwatch, we hope to see additional characters rendered in LEGO.   Eagle-eyed Overwatch fans can tell that not all playable characters from the game have received their minifigure counterparts except for these handful of big names. Hopefully LEGO Overwatch becomes a hit enough, and that more sets will follow. These LEGO Overwatch sets are slated to be released in January next year.

List of Character Cheat Codes Discovered (So Far) for “LEGO Disney Super-Villains”

Have any of our LEGO-fan and gamer readers gotten their copies of LEGO DC Super-Villains yet? Are you enjoying your run as a DC baddie palling around with other big-name DC baddies? Then how about playing the game like a real villain by getting ahead of the storyline via cheats?

Days following its release, LDCSV now has quite the number of cheat codes discovered. These codes primarily consists of character unlocks for some of the many, many heroes and baddies included in the complete roster. That would be really helpful for unscrupulous power-gamers; but how do you enter cheats here?

Entering codes in the game isn’t even possible until the player completes the first storyline mission (where Joker flees by chopper). Upon getting to the “main hub” area, players should find a large Joker face in one corner. It can be interacted by pressing “Circle” (PS4) or “B” (Xbox One).

Here you can now enter specific alphanumeric codes that are spelled out in the Joker-face’s upper teeth. If you enter a legit code the associated character is unlocked…but not instantly. Some characters need to be used in their first story mission before becoming available; others need to be listed for purchasing by studs first (the cheat merely makes them “free” to buy once they’re put on the shop). Various gaming sites have listed these same codes and confirmed them viable.

  1. Adam Strange – QF7NT
  2. Atrocitus – 9RHJJ
  3. Black Canary – ND6AL
  4. Blue Beetle – 8VV5Q
  5. Clayface – YUCOP3
  6. Clock King – Z6AU7
  7. Detective Chimp – BQWSG
  8. Dex Starr – KFLQM
  9. Doctor Fate – KPTCC
  10. Dr Light – 6NWX5
  11. Doctor Poison – GWWBS
  12. Firestorm – HFMHM
  13. General Zod – D8577
  14. Green Lantern John Stewart – KNJ2P
  15. Harley Quinn – PLG1z
  16. Hawk Girl – LNSB9
  17. Jessica Cruz – S5DB6
  18. Lady Shiva – XQP2L
  19. Martian Manhunter – Y7MFR
  20. Monseiur Mallah – GM9MX
  21. Mr Mxyzptlk – NURPU
  22. Plastic Man – E6HUY
  23. Ravager – UVWHS
  24. Red Robin – JNLPY
  25. Red Tornado – CKDRF
  26. Star Sapphire – QD2GY
  27. Terra – F79GU
  28. The Trickster – YRZMS
  29. Toyman – VB5AS

Anyway, once a player has entered cheats on the Joker face at least once, then once they leave the hub they can automatically return there for more cheating by going to the “Extras” option in the Menu.

LEGO DC Super-Villains is now available in North America, with a worldwide release on the 19th, and has versions for the Sony PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

LEGO DC Super-Villains Out Now!

It has been teased, previewed, discussed, and looked over so many times not just with us here on The Brick Show but on other LEGO and videogame news sources everywhere. But all the speculation and anticipation has gone on long enough. On Tuesday, October 16, LEGO DC Super-Villains hits US shelves and online.

That’s right. The wait is over and every decent citizen in the LEGO DC game universe crafted by WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales had better start hiding in their basements. LEGO DC Super-Villains is here and this time the players are controlling the bad guys. They even get original-character villain avatars themselves!

But then you already know that from as recently as the launch trailer. As DC Entertainment VP Interactive and Animation Ames Kirshen would put it, “DC has some of the most popular Super-Villains in the world and it’s exciting to see these characters call the shots in this new game.”

LEGO DC Super-Villains can now be found in video game stores or bought online. Per WBI and TT practice with their prior titles, regular versions are $59.99 while the deluxe versions are $74.99 each, which includes a Season Pass, the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack and an exclusive Lex Luthor physical minifigure. If you haven’t bought the game yet, be sure to check this Amazon listing for more details.

LEGO Worlds Free DLC Accidentally Put Behind Nintendo Switch Online Paywall

Last month on September 18, the Online Service for Nintendo Switch was formally launched, after a dry run period of free use for owners of the popular hybrid gaming system. With the service officially online now, Switch users eventually need to pay a subscription fee to access their content. Unfortunately, certain game DLCs  or downloadable content that are supposed to be free have been put behind paywalls. As such, even DLCs that are offered free by Switch game developers have been affected. The Switch version of LEGO Worlds, a sandbox adventure game by WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales in the vein of their “mainstream” titles, already has some free DLC on offer. But the mandatory subscription requirement for Switch Online has locked it for gamers.

Paul Haan of LEGO news source Bricks to Life was the first to notice this, when the free-download DLC Showcase Collection Pack of LEGO Worlds was since barred to players unless they get a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

WB Interactive confirmed the unavailability of the LEGO Worlds’ free DLC, describing it as an error that got caught up in the policy changes following the monetizing of online support for the Switch. The developers have contacted Nintendo about the situation, though they have given no updates on it since.