The LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) Box Distribution Revealed

LEGO has officially revealed the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) via its Facebook page. We are also aware that each box contains 60 minifigures, however, we don’t have an inkling on how the 20 minifigures in the series are distributed. Much so if LEGO opted to throw in a certain chase minifigure, similar to what it did with the LEGO Movie CMF Series 18 (71021) Classic Policeman minifig. But thanks to Promobricks and BrickSanity, we now have an idea about the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) box distribution, and how many complete sets can we get out of each box.

Thankfully, it is confirmed that there are three complete sets included in each box of 60 minifigures. And to make it even easier, Promobricks has also confirmed that each row of 20 minifigs corresponds exactly to one complete series, virtually removing any efforts of feeling your way through each blind bag if ever you can get your hands on an unopened box. This is a much-welcomed gesture from LEGO, and as far as I remember a first one of sorts.

One thing that you’ll notice is that the blind bag for the LEGO Movie 2 CMF is also considerably larger than its predecessors, similar to the size of the LEGO Unikitty Collectible Figures (41775). Furthermore, according to Promobricks, the material used for the blind bag is somewhat thinner than before which makes feeling your way through each minifigure relatively easier.

Since the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) box distribution has already been revealed, making it much easier to acquire a complete set, we can expect a lot of LEGO collectors rushing their way to LEGO Stores at the end of the month to be one of the firsts to get an unopened box. The LEGO Movie 2 CMF (71023) is not yet listed at shop.LEGO.com, but you can bet that some LEGO physical stores already have them stocked in their storerooms.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) Revealed

Hot on the heels of the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874), the same Promobricks reader who shared images of this newest collectible set, has also revealed that the LEGO Movie 2 theme will not have one, but two LEGO pods as well. Thanks again to Promobricks, we now have our first look at the LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875).

Coming in at 28 pieces, the LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) comes in a white-colored pod with, of course, Sweet Mayhem herself. The pod also sports a lenticular front panel showing the LEGO Movie 2 title and an image of Sweet Mayhem with her helmet on. I’m curious though on why LEGO did not opt to include Mayhem’s helmet in this particular pod, choosing instead to include her pony-tailed hair accessory.

The special parts included in the pod itself are quite interesting: from the heart-shaped plate to several clips and hinges. I’m not really sure what the pod is trying to replicate with these very limited parts – it may be like a mini-cockpit of some sorts, but I’ll leave this to your imagination on trying to figure this one out.

Similar to the Emmet’s Pod, the LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) was accidentally released earlier than expected, with several displayed sets immediately returned to the storeroom until their official release date sometime in February. Unlike Emmet’s minifigure which you can practically get from almost all LEGO sets, the Sweet Mayhem’s Pod (853875) offers a good opportunity to get this particular minidoll version without breaking the bank. An alternate version of Sweet Mayhem, where she particularly wears a helmet, can be found in the following sets: Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (70824); Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship! (70830); and MetalBeard’s Heavy Metal Motor Trike! (70834).

Once again, a big thanks to Promobricks for sharing these images.

 

A Closer Look at The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874)

We previously reported yesterday that a minifigure pod was spotted that is eventually tied-in with The LEGO Movie 2 film. The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874) features Emmet housed in a lenticular pod similar to those that were released from the LEGO Ninjago Movie, LEGO Star Wars, and LEGO Friends themes. As of its posting from yesterday, we only have an image of its blister packaging with its actual contents yet to be seen. However, thanks to several images shared by Promobricks, we now have an idea of how this newest pod looks like both inside and out.

Originally shared by a Promobricks reader, we now have a closer look at the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874). It’s kind of interesting to see how this particular pod differs from its predecessors. Coming in at 27 pieces, there are no actual minifigure accessories included with this pod. However, the clever use of very minimal LEGO pieces to recreate a micro-build of a crane makes up for this lack of minifig accessories.

If you look closely at the pod’s building instructions, you’ll notice that the crane can be dismantled, and its parts neatly arranged inside the pod. At first, I thought the pieces can just be removed from each other and just placed inside the pod with no particular order. However, the pod’s design exemplifies the thoughtful planning of its LEGO designers no matter how small it may seem. Like any other Emmet minifigure distributed generously across other LEGO Movie 2 sets, Emmet’s Pod (853874) comes with dual-sided minifigure head printing.

Lastly, Promobricks also reports that we may have to wait a little longer – by February to be exact – before we can grab this pod on LEGO Store shelves. As it turned out, the LEGO certified store in Hong Kong has accidentally released the pod earlier than expected, so they were immediately pulled out from the shelves eventually. So it was kind of fortunate for this Promobricks reader to somehow get his/her copy of the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod (853874), and to have its images shared to the rest of the LEGO fan community.

So what do you think of this newest LEGO pod? Will you add this to your cart? Share us what you think about this latest pod in the comments below. Thanks again to Promobricks for the tip.

The LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) First Official Images Released

Third-party German LEGO store site Brickmerge has updated its listing to now include a closer look at the second BrickHeadz set following this year’s Valentine Puppy (40349). Though there is no further description given, the images for the LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) kind of speak for itself. Coming in at a vibrant yellow color scheme, the BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) also has its share of interesting LEGO pieces. Of particular interest to me are the purple and yellow minifigure heads used for the flowers, plus the egg pieces that usually comes with these kinds of seasonal sets.

As mentioned, we don’t have any further information beyond these images such as the Easter Chick’s piece count and date of availability. However, we can expect it to come with a $9.99 price tag to be available sometime towards the end of February similar to previously released sets. The LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) is also joined by other soon-to-be-revealed seasonal sets such as the Ghost (40351), and Reindeer, Elf, and Elfie (40353). The LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Puppy (40349) on the other hand is now available at shop.LEGO.com just in case you want to take a look.

Thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.

Here’s A Compendium of 2019 LEGO Polybags To Watch Out For

For those of you following our blogsite and LEGO’s massive wave of new set reveals for 2019, you’re probably aware that a considerable portion of this includes a handful of interesting polybags coming from LEGO’s diverse themes. From The LEGO Movie 2 to LEGO City themes, these 2019 LEGO polybags are great finds in themselves if you happen to spot them in your local retail stores.

Most of these 2019 LEGO polybags are now available in Walmart and Target stores in the US, with some of it slated to be gift-with-purchase sets as part of LEGO’s promotional campaigns. Here’s a list of what LEGO has to offer for this half of the year. Of particular interest are those tie-in sets related to The LEGO Movie 2 such as the Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528), the LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) and a first for the LEGO Minecraft theme, a LEGO Minecraft Steve and Creeper Set (30393).

What 2019 LEGO polybag are you planning to grab this January? Share us your top pick in the comments below.

 

LEGO City Fire ATV (30361) – (available online at Walmart)

 

LEGO City Sky Police Jetpack (30362)

 

LEGO City Jet-Ski (30363)

 

LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364)

 

LEGO Creator Fish Free Builds – Make It Yours (30545)

 

LEGO Creator Pelican (30571)

 

LEGO Creator Race Car (30572)

 

LEGO Creator Santa (30573)

 

LEGO Duplo My First Duck (30327)

 

LEGO Duplo Town Rescue (30328)

 

LEGO Friends Tulips (30408)

 

LEGO Friends Emma’s Bumper Cards (30409)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler (30451)

 

LEGO Minecraft Steve and Creeper Set (30393)

 

LEGO Ninjago Sam-X (30533)

 

LEGO Ninjago Ninja Workout (30534)

 

LEGO Ninjago Fire Flight (30535)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340) – (available online at Walmart)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Rex’s Plantimal Ambush (30460)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Lucy vs. Alien Invader (30527) – (available online at Walmart)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528) – (available online at Walmart)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Mini Master-Building Emmet (30529)

 

The LEGO Movie 2 Star-Stuck Emmet (30620)

 

LEGO xtra Sea Accessories (40341)

Here’s A Chance to Build These LEGO Asia-Exclusive Sets

Though the chance of the LEGO Asia-exclusive sets Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) arriving in US LEGO Stores is close to none, LEGO was kind enough to give us the opportunity to build our own. The LEGO Customer Service portal was updated once again, and the building instructions for these regional exclusive sets are now uploaded for everyone to use. These Asia-exclusive sets are understandably gaining a following among the LEGO community, considering their thoughtful design and attention to detail. The cultural references to the festivities involving the celebration of the Chinese New Year are quite spot on.

These sets are considerably large in themselves. For example, the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) consists of a total of five bags with 615 parts in total. For most LEGO builders, the selling point for this set is its interesting range for colorful printed tiles, especially those found on the dinner table. Of particular interest is the printed 1×2 tile that shows a pair of chopsticks and a spoon. It also has its share of its stickers, particularly those found inside the build representing family photos. You may download the building instructions for the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) set right here.

The second set, Dragon Dance (80102) offers a wider range of play features similar to what was introduced in LEGO Forma sets. It comes in 622 parts placed in four bags. Since 2019 marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac calendar, it’s quite clever of LEGO to throw in the Piggy Guy Collectible minifigure from 2014’s LEGO CMF Series 12. Additionally, the collection of festive minifigs dressed in brightly red, dragon-inspired clothes make the Dragon Dance (80102) a must have for collectors. If you wish to build your own Dragon Dance set then be sure to check its building instructions from this link.

Another of these LEGO Asia-exclusive sets is also slated to be released in the first quarter of the year in the form of the still-to-be-revealed LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103), loaded with a huge amount of minifigs –  15 in all. Watermarked preliminary images of this set can be found on eBay if you want to take a look. Both the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) sets are currently available in LEGO certified stores in Malaysia and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.  It is also currently offered at shop.LEGO.com’s Korean portal. If you’re located outside of Asia, then your choices are quite limited if you wish to add this set to your collection. You may try to check with third-party resellers such as those found on eBay if you wish to get these sets.

2019 LEGO Catalog International Version Now Available Online

It’s this time of the year when you can expect the 2019 LEGO Catalog to be rolling out in LEGO brand stores. And in case you haven’t received your copy yet, LEGO has been kind enough to upload a PDF version of this catalog, highlighting more than a hundred sets to watch out for in this first half of 2019. This may not be something new for some of us, given that there are those who managed to have a copy of this catalog ahead of LEGO uploading its online version. Nevertheless, it’s still nice that this is now made available for everyone to see. You may either view or download a copy of the 2019 LEGO Catalog right here.

If you have a copy already, let’s take a moment to look at some of its highlights, and of what to expect from LEGO starting this January.

To start with, LEGO is understandably keen in heavily promoting its brick-built film. Gracing the cover of the 2019 LEGO Catalog are none other than the main characters of the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The table of contents underscores LEGO’s preference to present their new sets and product in a developmental fashion starting with the LEGO Duplo and Juniors line. Though the latter will eventually be replaced by the new 4+ theme, LEGO is still giving some room for some newer LEGO Juniors sets.

LEGO has also confirmed what we have shared before last November that indeed, Disney and LEGO have teamed up once again to come with another wave of Pixar inspired sets. Toy Story 4 is still far off slated to be released in theaters on June 21, so the details about these LEGO tie-in sets is still under wraps to avoid unintended film spoilers. What we are sure about these upcoming sets, as the 2019 LEGO Catalog suggests, is that it will be released under the 4+ and Duplo themes.

LEGO Disney Princess is also here to stay, with LEGO adding a “Build and Swap” play feature similar to modular sets.

LEGO Friends also introduces another novelty set with its Heart Box series. This series of stackable builds features minidoll versions of Andrea, Emma, Stephanie, Olivia, and Mia. Each set also doubles as a sort of a keepsake holder where you can keep each minidoll and other related accessories.

The heroic firefighters and aerial police of LEGO City take center stage in this first wave of 2019 LEGO City sets. This newest collection highlights new for 2019 features such as a 3-stud multi-shot water cannon, a water pump that launches LEGO water elements, floating minifigure parachute, and the return of the light and sound brick as demonstrated in the new Downtown Fire Brigade (60216) and Sky Police Air Base (60210).

And of course, the current CMF rave is still looking more awesome in the 2019 LEGO Catalog – the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023). What makes this latest CMF series more exciting is the inclusion of the main Wizard of Oz characters and several costumed minifigs. While the LEGO Movie 2 CMF is expected to hit LEGO Stores sometime next month, the 2019 LEGO Catalog already teased on the arrival of the LEGO CMF Series 19 sometime in May. Expect more news to come in about this next wave of collectible minifigures as early as next month, especially that the Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs are just around the corner. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home for details.

And of course, the epic conclusion to the finger-snapping catastrophe that Thanos brought to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally be revealed in Avengers: Endgame scheduled to be in theaters this April. The LEGO Marvel fandom can hardly wait on what LEGO has in store to celebrate the release of this grand film. Suffice it to say, LEGO and Disney are keeping a tight lid on any potential spoilers (which often comes from other third-party resellers) that may come along. So for the time being, the 2019 LEGO Catalog only has a single page, “Avengers Coming Soon” reminder for all of us. Perhaps the upcoming Toy Fairs hold the keys to unlocking these secrets – we just have to wait and see.

Aside from what was mentioned above, there are a great number of sets that you may want to watch out for this January. Racing from the Speed Champions theme, I do hope to get the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (75894). If you’re a fan of the classic LEGO Ninjago sets, then you’ll definitely don’t want to miss out on the new LEGO Ninjago Legacy series, particularly Cole’s Earth Driller (70669). LEGO Star Wars fans are also in for a treat with LEGO’s new wave of Microfighters Series 6 – the Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters (75228) is definitely a must-have for me. Finally, LEGO Technic is still going strong this year with an impressive number of new sets kick-starting 2019. I’m not really a fan of the larger Technic sets, but I like the idea behind the Getaway Truck (42090) and Police Pursuit (42091), and how they get to be combined together similar to 2018’s WHACK! (42072) and BASH! (42073).

1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (75894)

So there you have it – the 2019 LEGO Catalog from January to June sure has plenty of sets to offer to everybody. With more than a hundred sets to choose from during this first half of the year, it’s a bit of a challenge to zero in on that one set that will top your LEGO “must have” list. Which among these will top your own list? Let me know in the comments below.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) Official Images and Product Description Released

LEGO has finally released a stash of official images and complete product description of the mammoth LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg set (70840). True enough, it was on eBay where we first spotted this earlier last month (the post was eventually taken down as of this writing), while at the same time, a certain YouTuber is now exploiting a technical-legal loophole that allows him to keep his review video up in the video sharing platform in spite of the embargo mandated by LEGO. But whatever is the case, it is still good to see these crystal clear images of LEGO’s largest TLM2 tie-in set, Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840).

This direct-to-consumer set comes in at 3,178 pieces and will retail for $300. It will be available directly from LEGO brand stores starting January 16, 2019. Check out these images and read on for the Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) official set description. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 sets, be sure to drop by at shop.LEGO.com for more details.

70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

Ages 16+. 3,178 pieces

US $299.99 – CA $399.99 – DE €299.99 – UK £279.99 – FR €299.99 – DK 2,499DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build and role-play with this huge THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Apocalypseburg model!

Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.

  • This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman™, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn™, Green Lantern™, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.
  • This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!
  • The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms.
  • The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.
  • Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.
  • Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons.
  • Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.
  • Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman™. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.
  • The removable roof of Lucy’s hideout has a buildable seat, engine truck front and water tower.
  • Fuse’s rooftop workshop features a buildable tool chest with a buildable fire extinguisher.
  • Rooftop diner features a buildable V8 engine deep-fat fryer, table, oven, ketchup and mustard dispensers, plus frying pan and food elements.
  • Train-carriage-shaped gym features a buildable punching bag with alien invader decoration and a weightlifting bench.
  • Truck-shaped spa features a buildable hot tub and shower.
  • This THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ toy building set also includes Chainsaw Dave’s surfboard rack with 2 surfboards, lookout area with a buildable telescope, an opening sewer and various ladders.
  • Weapons for THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ characters include Lucy’s crossbow.
  • Accessory elements include Emmet’s 2 coffee mugs, Lucy’s quiver, plus 6 new-for-January-2019 Skeletron head elements (1 as a basketball; 1 on a signpost; 1 as engine decoration; 2 as hair mannequins; and 1 on the armory mannequin).
  • Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ with this awesome Statue of Liberty toy.
  • This new-for-January-2019 toy measures over 20” (52cm) high, 19” (49cm) wide and 12” (33cm) deep.

A Closer Look at the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023)

Before anything else, allow me to greet everyone a happy 2019! Yes, it has been quite a while since I made my last post here in the blog site with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and not to mention a seriously annoying case of flu that has been plaguing our family (including myself) starting this week. But yeah, everything is still manageable. Anyways, there has been a lot going on in the brick-built world of LEGO during the past couple of days, and allow me to start with what most of us is very excited about. We saw their debut in LEGO’s 2019 H1 (or first half of the year) catalog, and this time thanks to the effort of Promobricks, we now have a closer look at the very exciting, LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023).

Bear in mind that LEGO has not yet released the ‘official’ names of these minifigures but judging from a rough Google Translation from the German online toy store B&B, we can have the following tentative names. Check these out.

Awesome Remix Emmet

 

Battle-Ready Lucy

 

 

Apocalypseburg Benny

 

Giraffe Guy

 

Crayon Girl

 

 

Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield

 

Hula Lula

 

Watermelon Guy

 

 

Flashback-Lucy

 

 

The Swamp Monster

 

 

Candy Rapper

 

Golfin’ President Business

 

 

Apocalypseburg Abe

 

 

Vest Friend Rex

 

 

Kitty Pop

 

 

Unikitty

 

 

Dorothy Gale & Toto

 

 

Cowardly Lion

 

 

Scarecrow 

 

 

Tin Man

There are 20 minifigs to collect in this LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) series. We have no confirmed box distribution yet as of the moment, but I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in. Which is your top favorite minfig in this series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Movie 2 Rex Dangervest Plantimal Ambush (30640) Polybag Revealed

The past few days saw a somewhat quick succession of new tie-ins for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part showing up. While the boxed sets have been available on LEGO Shop@Home for some time now, several tie-in polybags have been popping up at retail or as part of some promo. After a blitz of polybags featuring the film’s main protagonist Master Builder Emmet, we now go to another character (who is still voiced by Emmet’s Chris Pratt by the way). Rex Dangervest, the spacefaring archeologist, adventurer, and raptor trainer now gets his own mini-set with the LEGO Movie 2 Rex Dangervest Plantimal Ambush (30640) polybag.

Packed with 32 pieces and a minifigure, the LEGO Movie 2 Rex Dangervest Plantimal Ambush (30640) polybag dramatizes what seems like a day in the office for Rex. With his trusty two-barrel hand cannon he’s ready to take on any plant-animal hybrid alien trying to jump him anywhere in the galaxy.

Info and images on this polybag have thus far only been seen on LEGO’s online servers, so we’ve yet to ascertain if it’s another retailer-available item like Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340), Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528) or the Mini Master-Building Emmet (30259). It might also be a promotional thing like the Star-Stuck Emmet (30620), which is a pre-order bonus at EB Games.

Credits to Hoth Bricks for the heads-up.