More Details On The 2017 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sets.

Last month, we had a glimpse of things to come for LEGO in 2017. Though unconfirmed (unless we hear from LEGO directly or we see the official pictures), we can somehow expect that there will be more than a hundred sets that will debut next year under various active LEGO themes. We already have some them revealed by the LEGO Group a couple of weeks back particularly those from the LEGO Marvel Superheroes line. We know that the Red Hulk was given the LEGO treatment with the Hulk VS Red Hulk (76078) set featuring big figs (of course) of the towering powerhouses coupled with the minifigure versions of the She-Hulk and her counterpart Red She-Hulk.

Another line of uber cute Mighty Micros is also slated to be available next year with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros featuring three pairs of the most notable heroes and villains from the Marvel universe.

Recently, Brickset has updated its database by adding what seems to be the official names and set numbers of two of the sets that we reported earlier, with The Brick Fan providing some insight on what could be the sets’ noticeable features.

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Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076) – Includes Steve Rogers Captain America, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), and Super Adaptoid.

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Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077) – Includes Agent Coulson with Lola, an “All-New, All-Different” Invincible Iron Man armor with his helmet from the Mighty Micros Iron Man vs Thanos (76072) set, and a brick-built Detroit Steel.

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It was also mentioned that there will be a second wave of LEGO sets – with three sets to be exact – dedicated to the MCU sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which is slated to hit theaters in May of 2017. These 2017 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Guardians of the Galaxy sets is expected to be available just in time of the film’s release.

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LEGO 2016 Christmas Ornament Revealed!

German LEGO fan site Promo Bricks has recently shared what seems to be this year’s LEGO Christmas Ornament in the form of a Toy/Tin Soldier. The said Christmas ornament was found at the back of a flyer that was distributed from a LEGO Store in Berlin and is labelled as LEGO Christmas Ornament 5004420 accordingly. The said flyer includes a voucher for the said seasonal collectible which can be claimed together with qualifying purchases in German LEGO Stores starting November 24.

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We’re still on a lookout for any confirmation from LEGO if and when the 2016 LEGO Christmas Ornament will be available in the US. The LEGO Christmas Toy/Tin Soldier 5004420 is a sure eye catcher, with its bright red and black color motif and Mixel-like google eyes – though the mustache may need a little bit of a tweaking since it looks like our little guy is biting on a bone or something (or perhaps it’s just me looking at it differently).

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This is one seasonal LEGO décor that any fan will surely have on their Christmas wishlist, and will be a great set to pair up with last year’s 2015 Christmas Ornament – Christmas Tree (5003083). Same as before, this year’s LEGO Christmas décor may either be a VIP exclusive or a promotional set within a limited time. Stay tuned here at Brick Show for more news and updates!

LEGO Releases Latest Videos Dedicated To Its Rogue One Sets.

I guess it’s quite obvious by now that like most LEGO Star Wars fans, we too have been bitten by the ‘Rogue Bug’ – and no were not really talking about a big, nasty, rebellious bug here.

Ever since the release of the relatively underwhelming rehash of the infamous LEGO UCS Star Wars Death Star 75159, the spotlight has now been turned towards a more promising collection that has been causing a lot of buzz recently. Just in time before the first anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, hits the big screen in December, LEGO has just revealed its new, highly anticipated collection of brick-built vehicles that will be added to the roster of iconic Star Wars machines.

We had a first look on these very impressive sets, plus an excellent commentary about our initial impressions of them. This time around, LEGO’s official site has received a massive makeover and they now have a dedicated page for their LEGO Star Wars product page including all of the eight Rogue One sets (buildable figures and vehicle sets) revealed a few days ago. The LEGO Star Wars page also features the most memorable vehicles and scenes straight from Episodes I to VI of the Star Wars saga.

To give us a sneak peak about the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets’ playability and features, LEGO has recently uploaded a collection of video shorts which you can access by clicking the links below, and first off is the Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152). Watch this.

 

75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank

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Help Chirrut battle the Imperial Assault Hovertank as it patrols the streets. This tough urban patrol vehicle has a two-minifigure cockpit and a rotating and elevating turret gun with spring-loaded shooters to target enemies of the Empire. And if the rebel forces hide out of sight, open the storage container, grab the blasters and play out your own mini urban battles!

 

75153 AT-ST™ Walker

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Go on the hunt for Baze and the Rebel Trooper aboard the All Terrain Scout Transport. Open the top hatch, load up the AT-ST Driver and move the legs to speed into action. When you’ve tracked them down, turn the wheel to rotate the top and prepare to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Can Baze and the trooper escape the advancing AT-ST?

 

75154 TIE Striker™

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Prepare for launch with the amazing TIE Striker, the Empire’s atmospheric patrol fighter! Open the minifigure cockpit from the top or front and put in the TIE Pilot. Help the Imperial ground crew member put supplies in the rear hold and arm the spring-loaded shooters. Then adjust the huge wings and launch into the skies in search of rebels!

 

75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter™

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Open the cockpit and place the U-Wing Pilot in his seat. Fire up the engines and launch into the sky. Keep a lookout below with the transparent window, and when you spot the enemy, fire the front spring-loaded shooters and stud shooters mounted in the side doors. You can even fold the wings back for a bigger model!

 

75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle

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When a tough transport ship is needed, Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle is the perfect choice. Put him into the pilot seat, open out the thick-armor plating and seat the Death Troopers. Lower the ramp and check the blasters are secured, then arm the spring-loaded shooters and seal the hull for takeoff. Raise the landing skids, lower the wings for flight mode and set off on another dangerous mission!

 

All of these LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets are slated to be released to the general public starting September 30.

Even More New Rogue Images + In-Depth Analysis!

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Well, it’s certainly been a good week for the LEGO Star Wars fans, hasn’t it? What with the ‘new’ Death Star Reveal and press release, followed swiftly by all the Rogue One sets being unveiled, it certainly has been a good week. One that is only getting better with these new images courtesy of Hoth Bricks over on their Flickr Page. Some of these images are simply higher-resolution versions of previous pictures whilst some are brand new, but they’re all worth talking about, so I’ll accompany them with a full-on set analysis. Here we go!

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The HoverTank offered me a very pleasant surprise yesterday when I discovered it is actually only £30 rather than £35, which would of been odd next to a $30 price point…either way, these images don’t really offer too much brand new that wasn’t revealed previously, but they do give a higher resolution look at all the features: a wheel system similar to the First Order Snowspeeder, a pair of spring missiles, a fully enclosed and rather spacious interior, an opening orange crate and many clips for accessories. Some full HD close-ups of the new figures were also unveiled; those Tank Pilots look incredible in my opinion, and Donnie Yen’s (hopefully stand-out) character of Chirrut looks awesome too.

Some have said his skin tone is too light, but I can see the reasoning here. Chirrut and Baze are very close friends in the film, and whilst both actors do have a slightly dark skin tone, Donnie Yen definitely has the lighter skin tone of the two, so they gave his figure a slightly lighter skin colour so as to mimic the contrast of the pair of actors. That’s my theory anyway.

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75153 AT-ST Walker

As I’ve said previously, the AT-ST set from this wave is easily the most accurate LEGO Model released of this vehicle thus far (which is saying something, since there’s been 4 at minifigure scale). These new images don’t reveal much about this walker other than it’s interior. However, that Interior looks awesome! It’s more roomy than any past iterations, and has storage for accessories and some cool control panels. There’s also some close-ups the figures. Again a great selection; I especially like the build for Baze’s “huge gun”, and the excellent new Rebel Trooper helmet mould that could be used for many custom military figures.

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These new images are perhaps the least striking (pun intended) of Hoth Brick’s new photos. Some alternate  angles of the build are displayed as well as some of a higher resolution. A close-up of the figures are however included; the Shoretrooper and Rebel trooper are  my person favourite, and  I’m sure that Death Star Trooper will be used for a fair few customs, as if you put Jyn’s head on this figure you get her undercover outfit from the film. You even get the hand-held batons that can can be visible on her back.

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I was lucky enough to be just 2 rows from the stage at the Rogue One Panel at Star Wars Celebration in July, and the character of Bistan was easily the one to get the best reaction fro the crowd; that’s why I’m so pleased we now have a HD look at his minifigure! And the rest of the set looks cool too I guess.

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75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle

Even though I’m unlikely to buy this set personally because of money and space constraints, I will concede that this set is easily the best in terms of structure and aesthetic. The way that the body is  able to support the wings of that length is a marvel in LEGO engineering, not to mention that the entire centre structure has been used for a interior instead of it just being unusable wasted space. The figure selection is also arguably the best in the wave; I adore those Death Troopers, and kudos to the design team for actually printing those imperial insignias on the arm axles of K-2SO, as they look brilliant. I really wasn’t liking this design back a few months ago when it leaked but in hindsight, now that I know this set is incredibly accurate to the source material, it has grown to be a huge highlight for me. Respect to the designer of this one!

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So, there we have it. I’m sure that this is pretty much it for Rogue One images now until the actual sets get leaked in the last week of September and reviews start popping up (which they inevitably will; it happened last year with TFA).

All in all, I think this wave of sets is one of the finest we’ve had in many years, and certainly has redeemed the otherwise disappointing year of 2016 for LEGO Star Wars fans (at least that seems to be the consensus, I thought this year was pretty good personally).

Not only are these sets a marvel to behold, but so are the prices (especially in the UK) with some of the best Price to Part Ratios in a long time.

I’ll for sure be picking up the AT-ST and Hovertank on the day of release, likely followed by either the U–Wing or Shuttle when I eventually have enough room/money for them.

Which of these sets are you most excited about? Tell us below, and be sure to check back soon for the latest LEGO news, here on The Brick Show!

Here Are More Details On the LEGO October Store Calendar.

We had a glimpse of LEGO’s October Store Calendar a few days ago highlighting the rehash of the iconic LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159. As it seems, we now have complete information on what we can expect from LEGO Stores next month. Click on the images below for a closer look, and read on for a summary of LEGO’s offerings for October.

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September 30: The LEGO Star Wars Death Star (75159) will be available for purchase for the general public, with VIP members having early access on September 15.

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October 1: The LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254) will make its public debut retailing at $99.99. VIP members can also avail this set as early as September 15 alongside with the Death Star 75159.

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October 1-25: FREE Exclusive LEGO Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) with purchases of $99 or more, while supplies last. Build and rebuild 24 new sets as you count down to the holidays.

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October 1-31: For the whole of October, LEGO VIP members can enjoy double points for all purchases.

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October 1-31: Join in the LEGO Nexo Knights Shield Search and Find, and earn exclusive power-ups to use in the app game.

 

October 4-5: The LEGO VIP Monthly Mini Model build is the Werewolf (40217)Registration starts on September 15.

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October 14 & 28:  Family Game Night at LEGO Brand Stores from 4pm-7pm. Bring in the family to play Who Am I? (40161) and Pirates Chess (40158). Just for participating at any LEGO Store, you can get Who Am I? for 50% off when you purchase the Pirates Chess set.

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October 15: Exclusive VIP building event for fans of LEGO Friends at all LEGO brand stores. Participating members can even get to bring their own creation home. Additionally, they will receive an exclusive LEGO Friends Pop Star Red Carpet (30205) polybag as a token for participating.

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LEGO Store’s October Calendar has also revealed the upcoming LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307) by Carl Greatrix. Though we do not have LEGO’s official statement and images yet, it is expected that the set will retail at around $80.

 

What can you say about next month’s LEGO Store Calendar? What do you think is the most exciting about it? Share us a word or two through the comments below.

Even More LEGO Rogue One Set Images!


Earlier today, LEGO.com/StarWars transformed into a new ‘Rogue One’-themed site, with all-new graphics linked to the film’s merchandise line:


Not only does this sweet new graphic dominate the homepage now, but when you venture into the products page, a whole lot of new Rogue One Set images have now been released; these are different from those revealed yesterday, instead showing off the figures and in-depth features that the new sets have to offer.

75152 Impreial Assault HoverTank 

These new images have really sold me on the tank, as I’m please that the outer turrets can rotate as seen in the trailer, and that the interior can seat both pilots. Plus it just generally looks nice from the outside.


75153 AT ST  Walker

This is probably the best iteration of the walker that has been made thus far. The detail is great, and those spring loaded shooters have been intergrated very well indeed.


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Again, another fantastic vehicle. The ship looks great in both landing and flight mode, and I’m pleased that the back is actually designed for storage instead of just being a waste of space.

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This set certainly looks worth the high price tag, and that interior is very satisfying to me; I hate waisted space on LEGO model interiors and I’m pleased this makes good use of the space available.


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Yes! The wings can fold back! And the doors can close fully! This is my personal favourite of the whole wave, nay, the whole year, of LEGO Star Wars Sets.

LEGO 2016 Advent Calendars Now Available!

Last July, Amazon France gave us a peek on what LEGO has in store for this year’s Advent Calendar series. Featuring a fine selection of collectible surprise gifts that draws inspiration from LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends, this year’s LEGO Advent Calendars are now available via shop.LEGO.com and AmazonThough you might think it’s kind of early for LEGO to offer them to the general public, purchasing them as early as now may perhaps turn out to be a good decision later on. For sure, they will be running out very quickly. Take a look at these official images of the LEGO Advent Calendars 2016 including their product description courtesy of LEGO. Click on the links below to head over straight away to LEGO’s online store.

 

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2016 (41131)

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Open the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar each day in December to add a piece to your Christmas party scene. Includes Emma and Naomi mini-doll figures in a calendar with 24 secret compartments, each containing its own buildable surprise.

  • Includes Emma and Naomi mini-doll figures.
  • Features 24 gifts, each enclosed in its own compartment in a LEGO® Friends holiday-themed calendar.
  • Open a new compartment each day and countdown to Christmas with buildable gifts!
  • Collect 24 buildable surprises, including musical instruments, microphone and DJ decks, a hamster, fireplace, snowman and ice skates.
  • Visit LEGO.com/Friends each Sunday before Christmas and on Christmas Eve to find new building instructions for a mini build with all the gifts you have opened that week.

 

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133)

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Celebrate the holidays with LEGO® City, featuring 24 different surprises, one for each day of the season, including Santa’s sleigh and presents, a snow scooter, Christmas tree, helicopter, shop, cookie stand and much more. Includes several different builds, 7 minifigures and a dog.

  • Includes 7 minifigures: 2 firefighters, a volcano worker, volcano adventurer, 2 ice hockey players and Santa, plus a dog.
  • Features 24 different items, including buildings, vehicles, items and minifigures.
  • Open each ‘door’ to reveal the surprise for the day.
  • Collect all the unique minifigures to add to your collections or sets.
  • Celebrate the holiday spirit in LEGO® City with this fun Advent calendar.

 

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 (75146)

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Take a festive tour of the galaxy with the LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar. Open up a door each December day to reveal a Star Wars themed minifigure, starship, vehicle or other themed collectible. Once you’ve collected all 24 gifts, unfold the playmat and create your own epic Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and space-based adventures. This is the perfect holiday gift for any life form. Includes 8 minifigures plus a Battle Droid.

  • Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO® Star Wars themed gifts.
  • Features 8 minifigures and a Battle Droid, including an exclusive holiday-themed minifigure.
  • Vehicles include Slave I, a TIE Interceptor, AAT, T-16 Skyhopper, Sleigh, Republic Cruiser, Droid Gunship, Jedi Interceptor, Skiff and an Imperial Landing Craft.
  • Weapons include Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber, 2 blaster pistols, 3 blasters and a snowcaster.
  • Also includes a foldout playmat.
  • Collect all the gifts and play out your own Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and space-based adventures.
  • Makes a great gift for LEGO® Star Wars fans from any galaxy!
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 6-14.

 

LEGO Disney Castle Selling Out Fast!


As I’m sure many of you now know, the Disney Castle set first revealed back in July 2016 is now available to the public.

This set has proven to be a huge deal in the media, with many news outlets completely unrelated to LEGO covering it in detail, which makes sense due to the immense appeal of such an iconic image being made into LEGO.

That being said, perhaps the hype for this set was a little too extreme, as the product is already out of stock on the US LEGO Shop Online:


Whilst the castle is still available in the UK, you might have to go and visit the local LEGO Store directly if you hope to grab one of these over in the US, and even that seems unlikely as there’s many reports of the set being sold out in stores as well. What with this being a LEGO Exclusive I wouldn’t expect to find it in any other retail stores either…

Of course, the secondary market is also a possibility (sites such as eBay could be a viable option for getting the set) but the castle will be well above the retail price if so.

That being said, I’m sure that LEGO will very soon have the set back in stock, but we’ll have to wait and see how long that takes.

Perhaps you guys are a little too popular…

This shows that the set really is immensely popular due to the press it has gathered, and I’m sure LEGO would prefer to not have enough that have them ligning the shelves with no-one buying them!

Keep an eye out on LEGO Shop Online to see when the set becomes available again.

LEGO Death Star 75159 Official Images and Press Release

Here’s the official announcement of the new LEGO Death Star set to release at the end of this month.

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US $499.99 – CA $599.99 – DE 499.99€ – UK £399.99 – DK 4499.00 DKK.

Available on the 15th of September to VIPs, 30th of September for everyone else.

Win the battle for the Empire with the awesome Death Star!

Re-enact amazing scenes from the Star Wars saga with the Empire’s ultimate planet-zapping weapon—the Death Star!

With over 4,000 pieces, this fantastic model has a galaxy of intricate and authentic environments, including a super-laser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced with space for Vader inside, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, Droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, tractor beam, cargo area, turbo laser with spring-loaded shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star Gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers.

This fantastic set also includes 23 iconic minifigures and 2 Droids to ensure hours of Star Wars battle fun.

Includes 23 minifigures: Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Death Star Troopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, 2 Death Star Gunners, Death Star Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Han Solo, Han Solo (disguise), Luke Skywalker (Tatooine), Luke Skywalker (disguise) and Luke Skywalker (final duel), plus R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech and a Dianoga trash compactor monster.

Features a superlaser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and detachable TIE Advanced with space for Lord Vader inside, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, Droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, tractor beam, cargo area, turbo laser with spring-loaded shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers.

Weapons include 3 Lightsabers, 4 blasters, 3 blaster pistols, 4 blaster rifles, 2 force pikes, 2 Force Lightning elements and a bowcaster.

Load up and fire the turbo laser’s spring-loaded shooters to keep the rebels at bay.

Maneuver Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced into position and prepare for launch.

Battle the Royal Guard in the throne room and then take on Palpatine himself!

Help Leia escape from the detention block and swing to safety with Luke across the chasm!

Will Obi-Wan shut down the tractor beam and help the rebels defeat the Empire?

Can you spot the Dianoga trash compactor monster?

Recreate other unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars films.

The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.

This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 14 and over.

Measures over 16” (41cm) high, and 16” (42cm) wide.