First Look at the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) and Its Gorgeous

After the teaser given by the LEGO Store in China last week, LEGO has finally given us our very first look at the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315). LEGO made the reveal via LEGO Ideas’ official social media pages as you can see below.

To be frank, the Pop-Up book’s corresponding box art and minifigures have been already leaked on the Internet so we already have an idea of how it might look like. However, seeing the actual set as it is, gave me a better appreciation of this newest LEGO Ideas set. The LEGO Ideas design team really did a good job in improving the original product idea of fan designer Jason Allemann, who also happens to be the fan designer behind 2016’s LEGO Ideas Maze (21305).

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315)

I absolutely love how the dark red and green and colors were used in the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315), and the nice touch on the “Once Upon a Brick” title. I’m not quite sure if the title is made out of a sticker, or if it’s printed on a huge tile. However, my bet is that it’s probably a sticker. Though I haven’t seen the images of the actual set, the box art of the Pop-Up Book suggests that it has two stories to tell. The 10-second teaser trailer already hinted on the classic story of Red Riding Hood considering the inclusion of the wolf minifigure disguised as Red’s grandma.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315)

The second alternate build of the set highlights another classic fairy tale which is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. It looks like it will be using a nanofigure for Jack to make it somehow proportionally scaled to the buildable beanstalk that stretches from the ground up to the clouds.  The LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) will also include four minifigures: Red Riding Hood, Grandma, Wolf in disguise, the Giant, and a Jack nanofigure. The full reveal of this set is slated on October 26 so we can expect more teasers and additional info to come out anytime soon.

Stay tuned only here on The Brick Show!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sets Rumored to Arrive this December

Sony’s out to prove that even when sharing film rights to Spider-Man with Marvel Studios, they can still come up with a franchise featuring the massive supporting cast of the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Their first post-MCU-Spider cinematic outing was Venom starring Tom Hardy, and on December there’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. On the LEGO front, about the most prominent Spider-Man set to be revealed is the yet-to-be released LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Spider-Man Mech vs. Venom Mech (76115). There’s also going to be a 3D-animated special entitled Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom, coming in 2019 and seemingly working on synergy with Sony’s movies. And this time, it looks like LEGO is giving its share to the Spider-Verse with the rumored arrival of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sets

Particularly this rumor has it that LEGO will spring some surprise tie-in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sets at year’s end. According to sources tapped by fellow LEGO news site Brick Fanatics, these LEGO sets will arrive December 1, ahead of the animated movie’s premiere.

Into the Spider-Verse is produced by The LEGO Movie’s directorial tandem of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, based on a Marvel Comics storyline that sees various incarnations of Spider-Man from different parallel dimensions brought together to face a powerful foe. The focus of this film is on young alternate Spider-Man, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore).

As always, this piece of news, like any rumors, should be taken with a pinch of salt. Ultimately it’ll be LEGO or their license partners (Marvel and Sony in this case) that’ll confirm or debunk what we have reported. We just hope that it’ll be soon enough.

Exclusive LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) Revealed

Blizzard Entertainment has just officially revealed our very first LEGO Overwatch set. After several hints across social media and even at LEGO’s minisite, we now have our first look at the LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) set. It is now available for online purchase exclusively at the Blizzard Gear Store retailing for $25.

Coming in at 182 pieces, this set is based on the Overwatch robotic hero Bastion, from the Omnic Crisis graphic novel. This limited edition set also features Bastion in its orange color skin/plating, including a brick-built micro-version of the omnic’s bird sidekick Ganymede. Since Bastion basically has three modes as seen in the video game – Sentry, Recon and Tank Mode – it will be nice if this set can be a sort of a 3-in-1 mutibuild as well. I’m not sure if this is the case for this LEGO version, but we’ll know as soon as we get our hands on it.

Aside from the Blizzard Gear Store, the LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) will also be available at BlizzCon 2018 which will happen from November 2 and 3, 2018 to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Read on for the complete product description below.

LEGO® Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

182 pieces | Ages 10+

25.00 (USD)

Available Now: https://gear.blizzard.com/us/lego-overwatch-bastion-blizzard-exclusive/

Overwatch® fans will want to build and collect this exclusive Bastion figure in Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch toy can swivel at the waist, move its arms and features a small sub machine gun in the right arm. Fans will also appreciate Bastion’s friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch buildable toy is a Blizzard exclusive and only available in limited quantities.

  • Build a LEGO® version of the Overwatch Bastion figure in the Omnic Crisis skin!
  • This creative play toy construction set features Overwatch defense hero Bastion and friendly bird companion Ganymede.
  • Bastion building toy stands over 4” (12cm) tall; 182 pieces – For boys and girls aged 10+ and fans and big kids of all ages.
  • LEGO Overwatch characters and toys make the perfect gifts for fans of the game and are ideal Overwatch collectibles.
  • The LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion 75987 building toy can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building.

Rumored 2019 LEGO Star Wars Polybags Celebrate 20 Years of Product Line

In 1999, George Lucas brought out the culmination of his promise to make a back story movie for Star Wars’ most infamous Sith Lord, Darth Vader, with Episode I: The Phantom Menace showing his origin as a Tatooine slave boy in the person of Anakin Skywalker. To coincide with the debut of the first Star Wars prequel, LEGO also released its first licensed theme set, which later became one of its most lucrative line of building sets: LEGO Star Wars. Now that the theme will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, we can certainly expect LEGO to highlight this milestone – and intel suggests that one of the ways LEGO will celebrate this is by offering a new line of 2019 LEGO Star Wars polybags.

LEGO insider Sir von Lego via Eurobricks has dropped the names of at least three 2019 LEGO Star Wars polybags that will come out in 2019 as tribute to 20 years of The Phantom Menace and the LEGO Star Wars line itself.

Micro versions of the Naboo Starfighter (30383), Snowspeeder (30384) and Anakin’s Podracer (30461) are expected, their labels and numbers having been corroborated by news source Rebelscum.

Longtime collectors of LEGO Star Wars might recall that the three vehicles to get a polybag version are also among the very first sets released in the original 1999 launch of the LEGO Star Wars product line. Particularly Anakin’s Podracer (7131), Naboo Fighter (7141) and Snowspeeder (7130).

That’s a neat touch, and we can definitely expect more sets to come which we hope to reveal anytime soon.

From the Rumor Mill: LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) Set May Be the Next LEGO GWP

Way back in August, LEGO fans who were watching the Designer Video for the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle set (71043) saw something blurry but very interesting in the background. That peculiar thing turned out to be another LEGO Harry Potter set albeit on a microscale level: the  LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289). This still yet to be released set microbuild also includes an exclusive Ollivander minifigure.

Potter-headed LEGO enthusiasts were pleased at this revelation (though there are some who has contrary feelings about it), and one question remains: When will it be released? A rumor has popped up that it might be next around month, and not for sale, but as a promotional or gift with purchase (GWP) set. Check out the box art images below as sourced from eBay.

A source intimated to fellow LEGO news source The Brick Fan that the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) micro-scale set is going to be offered as a promotional starting November 9 for a minimum LEGO purchase of $99. But what is strange is that it’s not listed on the November 2018 LEGO Store Calendar. If the rumor ends up being true, then LEGO is probably putting a wider degree of control over at the promotions in case that the microscale Diagon Alley might prove to be popular among LEGO Harry Potter fans. True enough, better expect this offer to be short-lived, running in a few days to say the least.

Now as before, any rumor that we post on The Brick Show should be treated as such until The LEGO Group releases official information to confirm or debunk it. It’s still early in October so we have until the end of month to see of indeed the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) ends up being our next LEGO Shop@Home promotional. Stay tuned.

More LEGO Jurassic World Sets Slated for 2019

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest installment of their CGI-fest adventure film franchise, premiered back in June, while the official tie-in building-brick sets from LEGO came out on the preceding month. It seems to have simply ended at that, but just because they stopped releasing doesn’t mean there won’t be more in future. Because the film giant itself has already confirmed that we can expect more LEGO Jurassic World sets come next year.

According to License Global, Universal Pictures announced its future plans for the Jurassic World franchise, going well until next year. This includes new toy products in 2019, to be produced by both Mattel and The LEGO Group, an unusual period as Fallen Kingdom has long arrived and its sequel still years off.

In 2019, “Jurassic World: The Exhibition,” which debuted in Paris last year, will stop in Madrid in the fall. “Jurassic World in Concert,” a visual and orchestral experience, will continue its global tour. Universal Games and Digital Platforms will continue to celebrate the franchises’ most recent films with “Jurassic World Alive,” an augment reality location-based mobile game as well as “Jurassic World Evolution,” a dinosaur theme-park management centers console/PC games.

Additional products from master toy partner Mattel and construction partner LEGO will debut at retailers in the U.K. through 2019.

But while this year is still around, Universal and LEGO will collaborate on a LEGO Jurassic World animated special that would air sometime in late 2018. Running 22 minutes long, this animation will be used to help promote the film’s home media release last September.

Aside from the promise of more LEGO Jurassic World sets in 2019, we know there is a 4-minifigure limited edition set Bricktober on Toys R Us Stores (with LEGO Stores in the US). That and the animated special should tie over LEGO and Jurassic World fans until the next year comes.

By the way, the one-off LEGO Jurassic World animation might either be released on home media or aired on Cartoon Network, long the home of various LEGO animated series. The sequel to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on the other hand will be far in 2021.

Our Next LEGO Ideas Sets Are The Treehouse and Flintstones!

We now have the result of this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and it looks like we’re not just getting one, but two upcoming LEGO Ideas sets. The reveal for these next LEGO Ideas sets came in via LEGO Fan Tube’s YouTube channel, as announced yesterday, and as revealed by Ali and Hasan, these are the Treehouse by KevinTreeHouse and the fun, prehistoric family of The Flintstones by AndrewClark2.  Watch the full reveal below.

The LEGO Ideas Treehouse eventually became the LEGO Design Team’s pick, together with The Flintstones and will be both released sometime next year. I have to admit that I was looking forward to have Stitch as the next official LEGO Ideas set but it seems that the likelihood of having a LEGO Ideas Stitch is close to none because of the new LEGO Ideas guidelines concerning existing themes (e.g. Disney) that are now enforced on all future submissions. In any case, the LEGO Ideas Treehouse and LEGO Ideas The Flintstones will still appeal to a large number of LEGO fans, especially those who grew up with the iconic Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

So what do you think brick fans, do you think you’ll be picking up these next LEGO Ideas sets on day 1? Share us what you think in the comments below.

The Next LEGO Ideas Set is About to be Revealed

Just a short while ago, the LEGO Ideas blog site has been updated with a teaser about the upcoming reveal of the next LEGO Ideas set based on this year’s first LEGO Ideas Review. For 2018’s first wave of LEGO Ideas project qualifiers, we are very proud and excited to hear the results, since our Master Builder extraordinaire is one of the candidates whose project qualified. Tyler’s LEGO Ideas Stitch is a very feasible contender for this batch of qualifiers along with my other favorites, The Flintstones and Modular Arcade.

Check out the links below for the rest of the First 2018 LEGO Ideas qualifiers that are vying to be the next LEGO Ideas set.

The reveal will be announced over at YouTube and Facebook at exactly 10AM EST/4PM CEST of October 4. Be sure to turn on your notifications so you can be updated once the announcement goes live. What next LEGO Ideas set do you hope to see among these qualifiers? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

SR-71A: The Final Flight

Treehouse

Disney’s Stitch

 Modular Arcade

I am Amelia Earhart

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Star Wars Acclamator-Class Assault Ship

The Flintstones

The Vintage Motorcycle of BMW R60/2

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle (75251) Revealed!

A new LEGO Star Wars set has been revealed just in time for the holidays. The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle (75251) has been revealed and will be available exclusively for pre-order via Amazon. The set features the franchise’s most iconic villain in his intimidating crib at planet Mustafar. The idea of giving the infamous Sith Lord a place of his own has been in the minds of Star Wars film writers for a long time, and it was finally realized when it was first introduced in the big screen in Rogue One.

If you recall, this is also the place where the emotional and heart-wrenching confrontation between Anakin (before he turned to Darth Vader) and Obi-Wan took place in one of the final scenes in The Revenge of the Sith. Now, LEGO Star Wars fans can finally build this castle with LEGO’s most recent offering.

Darth Vader’s Castle (75251) comes in at 1,060 pieces and features 4 levels. It also includes Vader’s famous TIE Advanced Fighter and five minifigures, which includes two versions of Darth Vader, 2 Royal Guards, and 1 Imperial Transport Pilot. The set will retail for $129.99 and will be available for pre-order via Amazon beginning October 4. Read on for the full description below followed by the set’s official images.

75251 – Darth Vader’s Castle

1060 pieces | Age 9+ 129.99 (USD)

Available Exclusively at Amazon.com Holidays 2018; Pre-Order October 4

Battle with Darth Vader in his fortified castle!

Set the scene for action on planet Mustafar with LEGO® Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle! This building set of Vader’s mysterious stronghold features lots of great details, including a brick-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, and secret compartments hiding more Sith relics. The hangar also houses a buildable TIE Advanced Fighter model with stud shooters and space to sit the Darth Vader minifigure. There’s also a bacta tank, Darth Vader’s meditation chamber with holographic communication unit, and a meeting platform at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon. As well as classic Darth Vader, the set also includes a bacta tank version of the Dark Lord, plus 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader, Darth Vader (bacta tank), 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
  • Features Darth Vader’s Castle and a buildable version of Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter.
  • Underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, Sith relics, secret compartments hiding a lightsaber handle and a red kyber crystal element, plus space for Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter.
  • Castle also features a side access door, opening bacta tank, a hook for Lord Vader’s cape, meditation chamber with space for a minifigure and holographic communication unit, plus a circular meeting area at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon.
  • TIE Advanced Fighter features 2 stud shooters and an opening minifigure cockpit.
  • Weapons include Darth Vader’s red lightsaber, the Imperial Transport Pilot’s blaster pistol and the Royal Guards’ Force pikes.
  • Darth Vader’s Castle Star Wars building set measures over 16” (41cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep.
  • TIE Advanced Fighter measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (9cm) long.

Darth Vader’s Castle (75251)

 

Are We Soon To Have a LEGO Overwatch Winston Bigfig?

LEGO seems to be pushing forward with more teasers for its upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets. If you recall, LEGO came up with a minisite dedicated to this latest LEGO tie-in sets earlier in August and after more than a month, the minisite has been updated with a splash image that hints on the arrival of one of the video game’s popular characters. The said minisite seems to suggest that we will be getting an official LEGO Overwatch Winston, hopefully in big fig form.

Custom LEGO Winston Big Fig by legomasterinfinityProductions. Check out his YouTube channel for more info.

The splash image is giveaway on the particular Overwatch character that it is alluding to. It features several banana elements and what seems to be a jar of peanut butter which is Winston’s favorite chill time comfort food. Coupled with one of his quotable quotes, then this hint is a sure give-away.

It’s not difficult to imagine how LEGO will throw in a LEGO Overwatch Winston big fig, given that LEGO already came up with a set that features a gorilla big fig in LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas (76026). It is quite easy for LEGO to use Gorilla Grodd as a template and to accessorize him to be similar to the more level-headed Winston.

Gorilla Grodd big fig from LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas (76026).

If this is indeed confirmed later on, then having an official LEGO Overwatch Winston big fig in any of the 6 upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets will be much welcomed by LEGO and Overwatch fans. We previously reported that there are six expected Overwatch characters that may be included as part of the LEGO Overwatch theme, and with the inclusion of an officially revealed Tracer minifigure, then having Winston in big fig form will give us a total of eight LEGO Overwatch characters to expect: Widowmaker, Reinhardt, Genji, Soldier 76, Mercy, McCree, Tracer, and Winston.

Are you excited for these LEGO Overwatch sets? Let us know in the comments below.