WATCH: See What Happens When You Bring Together the Creative Genius of the LEGO Technic Designers and BMW Motorrad Engineers.

Yesterday, we featured the story behind the creation of LEGO’s first ever partnership with motorcycle maker, BMW Motorrad to come up with the impressive 2-in-1 LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063). The Technic set is a faithful rendition of the popular BMW motorcycle that was revealed last year, given with a futuristic twist. The set itself can be rebuilt into a Hover Ride, which was later used by BMW Motorrad engineers to replicate a life-sized concept hover vehicle. I have to admit that at first, the news fell off from my radar when the LEGO set was revealed last November. Not until I heard of the unique story behind its creation, and the collaboration needed to pull it through, that I started to follow its journey.

To make sure that they’ll be able to convey the joy and subtle excitement of the LEGO Technic team in creating the 42063, LEGO has uploaded a video that shows the creative genius of both the LEGO Technic and BMW Motorrad designers. Watch the documentary below, and you find out more about the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) by clicking on this link.

What happens when you put together a team of LEGO Technic designers and a BMW Motorrad engineer? Watch this short documentary and immerse yourself in the journey of the two teams from recreating the iconic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure to pushing the limits and transforming the alternative LEGO Technic model into a real life size BMW Motorrad Concept Hover Ride.

 

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This Is What To Watch Out For From LEGO at the 2017 New York Toy Fair.

We’re all set for this year’s grandest toy fair in North America, and while Jason and the team is getting packed up and ready to go to the New York Toy Fair, LEGO Systems Inc. just recently issued a press release giving us a glimpse of what to expect from LEGO at Booth #1635, Hall 3B of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center starting tomorrow, Saturday until Tuesday next week.

With more than 300 LEGO sets to debut over the course of the fair, it’s great to confirm what sets will LEGO reveal in the course of the NYTF. According to the press release, some of the never-before-seen building sets that will be revealed include those coming from The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Nexo Knights, LEGO Minecraft (including the Ocean Monument 21136 and the Mountain Cave 21137), 30 new sets from LEGO Star Wars, and the highly anticipated Spiderman: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok sets.

 

The new and supercharged building and coding set, LEGO Boost, will also be in the spotlight, as well as LEGO’s newest social app for children, LEGO Life, will also be heavily promoted.

 

However, it is quite odd that there was no mention at all of the rumored LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) and the Disney tie-up LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Silent Mary (71042). Perhaps LEGO is still holding back a few surprises under its sleeve and we just have to wait for the first footages to come in, once Jason and the Brick Show team enters the gates of the Convention Center.

You may read LEGO’s complete press release below. Be sure to check with us throughout the course of the weekend for our up-to-the minute coverage of the all the happenings in the 2017 New York Toy Fair.

 

LEGO Systems, Inc. Unveils Hundreds of Building Sets and Complimentary Digital Experiences to Champion Imaginative Play in 2017

-More than 300 New LEGO Building Sets Unveiled at North American International Toy Fair Offer the Best of Physical Play and Key Digital Enhancements-

 

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR, LEGO Systems, Inc. celebrates the intersection of classic construction play with digital experiences to accelerate imagination as it unveils more than 300 new building sets at this week’s American International Toy Fair. From the youngest of builders to the savviest teens, the company offers a LEGO solution for every builder of any age, building skill and interest, for any play occasion. New LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Life digital experiences inspire endless physical play potential. LEGO BrickHeadz offers a new style of mini character building catering to kids’ growing interest in collectibles. All the most popular LEGO themes, such as LEGO CITY, LEGO Friends, LEGO Star Wars™, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and LEGO Creator, expand with new building sets. Two major feature films starring the LEGO brand also get the building sets treatment: the recently released The LEGO® Batman Movie and the September 2017 release, The LEGO® NINJAGO Movie. New LEGO building sets are displayed at booth #1635 in Hall 3B of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from February 18-21.

“We inspire kids to be creative, innovative and imaginative. In today’s world, where media and technology are as much a part of the family unit as physical toys, it’s critical for us to take a thoughtful approach to extending the value of analog play to the digital space,” said Skip Kodak, senior vice president, LEGO Systems, Inc. “Our new collection gives breadth and depth, offering the classic LEGO play opportunity, plus innovative enhancements targeted to today’s generation of digital natives. Whether kids build a LEGO movie storyline at home after enjoying it at the theater, or they safely share their original creations online with a social community of peers who like to build, we provide the means by which their imaginations can be endlessly built to life.”

Younger Builders (Age 1½+)
LEGO DUPLO introduces children as young as 18 months to LEGO building with blocks that are twice the size of a classic LEGO brick. Twenty-four new DUPLO sets offer classic themes like Family House and My First Number Train, along with licensed preschool property DC Batman. Sets range from $4.99 to $59.99.

The first step in classic LEGO brick building, LEGO Juniors provides modular pieces, such as solid walls and archways, and step-by-step instructions to help builders as young as 4 years old to gain confidence in their ability to build. Popular LEGO themes are available through the collection, including LEGO City and LEGO Friends, and DC Batman.

Classic and Themed Building (Ages 5+)
LEGO Classic offers open-ended, “no instructions” building, including four new color-specific creativity boxes (blue, red, green, yellow) for $4.99 each. Every LEGO Creator set ($4.99-$69.99) provides hours of building and re-building fun with 3-in-1 models of creatures, structures and vehicles, such as new Mighty DinosaursBeachside Vacation and Sunset Street Bike.  

LEGO City builds the adventures of everyday heroes with detailed models and action packed scenarios. Thirty new building sets reflect themes including PoliceTownCoast GuardJungle and Great Vehicles, ranging from $6.99 to $119.99.

LEGO® Friends introduces over 20 new building sets featuring the girls of Heartlake City. Builder can explore hobbies, like Emma’s Photo Studio and Olivia’s Creative Lab, and new parts of the city such as Heartlake Hospital or Heartlake Sports Center. New subthemes include Show Dogs and Summer Fun, the new Snow Resort offers a lodge, ski lift and ice rink. Sets range from $4.99 to $89.99.

The LEGO NINJAGO™ saga continues with seven building sets inspired by 10 new episodes airing on Cartoon Network. Premiering in September 2017, The LEGO® NINJAGO Movie will bring the beloved ninja to the silver screen – and starting in August–new building sets based on scenes from the movie will be available.

Eight new building sets ($9.99 to $69.99) create the next chapter of LEGO Elves. Heroine Emily must rescue her sister, Sophie, from the Goblin King, as told through a Netflix series.

Five knights who “download” special powers to take on the evil Jestro return in 19 new LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS building sets, including Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster and Jestro’s Headquarters. The story continues in two new seasons of episodic content on Cartoon Network and a free digital gaming app, Merlok 2.0 that enhances the building fun. Sets range from $9.99 to $129.99.

Seven LEGO Speed Champions sets let builders recreate some of the fastest vehicles in the world, such as the new Mercedes-AMG GT3Bugatti Chiron, Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H, 2016 Ford GT, 1966 Ford GT40, Ferrari FXX K, and Mercedes AMG Petronas. Sets range from $14.99 to $99.99.

Advanced builders get 13 new LEGO Technic sets this year, including 2-in-1 models like BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and Ocean Explorer, with intricate elements and features like gears, beams, pulleys, actuators and pneumatics. Sets range from $19.99 to $289.99.

Licensed Building (Ages 8+)
LEGO Minecraft™ returns bringing the virtual creative building experience of the best-selling video game to life through physical LEGO brick building. Eight new sets, priced $19.99 to $109.99, allow children to create and enjoy hands-on Minecraft adventures featuring familiar characters, biomes and unique items from the game.

Licensed Building – The Walt Disney Company
Eight new LEGO Disney sets feature beloved characters and movie scenes including Disney’s Frozen Anna, Elsa, and Disney Princess characters Ariel and Cinderella. Two sets feature new heroine, Moana, and her adventures, including Moana’s Ocean Voyage. Sets range from $5.99 to $79.99.

DUPLO sets for younger builders feature properties include Mickey Mouse and Minnie MouseCinderella, Disney·Pixar’s upcoming Cars 3, along with LEGO Juniors sets inspired by Disney and Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3.

LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes brings classic Marvel Avengers and upcoming films, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok to LEGO building. Mighty Micros, containing a Super Hero and a villain plus their vehicles, such as Iron Man vs. Thanos. Sets range from $9.99 to $49.99.

Over 30 new building sets join the best-selling LEGO Star Wars collection. Sets are inspired by the Star Wars saga films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plus Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES and Star Wars Rebels™ television series. Popular characters also appear in buildable figure form with nine new sets.

BrickHeadz from the MARVEL Universe and Disney will launch March 1 for $9.99 each.

Licensed Building – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (Ages 5+)
Inspired by the animated adventure The LEGO® Batman Movie, starring DC’s iconic Super Hero, a collection of 18 building sets will be available so that fans can recreate their favorite scenes from the film. Builders can help Batman save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover with sets including Batcave Break-in and Catwoman Catcycle Chase. Sets range from $15.99 to $179.99.

LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls brings the powerful and diverse roster of renowned DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and their action-packed adventures to LEGO building. Ten building sets will feature 11 iconic characters including: Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bumblebee, Flash, Eclipso, Lena Luther, Lashina and Mad Harriet. Sets are priced from $14.99 to $99.99.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes returns for a sixth year with new Mighty Micros, each featuring a DC Super Hero and a DC Super-Villain and their vehicles, including Superman vs. Bizarro. Additional sets tied to theatrical releases of the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman and Justice League feature films will be revealed later this year for children to build exciting scenes form the big screen. Sets range from $9.99 to $129.99.

Collectibles (Ages 5+)
Fans of all ages will be able to collect 52 never-before-seen LEGO® Minifigures™ from three new series launches, including a series focused solely on the characters from The LEGO® Batman Movie. Each blind bag includes one figure each for $3.99.

LEGO BrickHeadz introduces a new way to collect and build LEGO versions of iconic characters and Super Heroes out of classic LEGO bricks and elements. Twelve BrickHeadz, including four characters from The LEGO® Batman Movie, the MARVEL™ Universe and more, will launch March 1 for $9.99 each.

Original designs from fans continue to pour into the LEGO Ideas platform, where they can gather community support to possibly become real LEGO building sets, such as the new Adventure Time™ buildable character set ($49.99). Other designs to be announced this year.

More of the world’s most iconic landmarks and structures build to life in the expanding LEGO Architecture collection, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®, while the skylines of Chicago, London and Sydney also get a “brick-over.” Sets range from $29.99 to $79.99.

LEGO Exclusives, available through shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores, give skilled builders a more challenging and complex building experience, such as the new LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square ($279.99).

Build, Code, Play (Age 7+)
Announced recently at Consumer Electronics Show 2017, LEGO® BOOST is a new supercharged building and coding set that lets children bring LEGO creations to life by adding sound, movement and personality. Using familiar LEGO elements and simple coding language and techniques, LEGO BOOST delivers quick success and an intuitive approach. Children are introduced to coding through a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that contains the guidance, building instructions and coding commands to master five LEGO creations, one at a time, including Vernie the robot, Frankie the cat, a guitar, a rover and an Bot Factory. Much like building with LEGO bricks, children build behaviors and actions by linking digital coding blocks in an easy-to-understand horizontal layout. The set launches in the second half of 2017 at a suggested retail price of $159.99.

LEGO® Life (Ages 8+)
Launched January 31stLEGO® Life is a safe social network for children that inspires them to build and share their stories through the visual language of LEGO bricks. The LEGO Life app brings a social, digital experience to LEGO play allowing children to gain inspiration from each other to fuel their creative building. The LEGO Life app is free to download for iOS and Android.

About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE © & ™ DC Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., & The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved. (s17).

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STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC 
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.© 2017 MARVEL

 

2017’s Star Wars Force Friday Now Confirmed.

Now that Star Wars’ first anthology film Rogue One has already proven its mettle in the cinemas last year, legion of fans are now setting their eyes on this year’s next big Star Wars film – Episode VIII The Last Jedi. But before we march into theaters on December 15, the month of September will showcase several new Star Wars toys and product lines that will pay help propel the marketing of the film. September’s Force Friday is sure to attract throngs of Star Wars fans, and LEGO will be at the heat of action with sets that are dedicated to the 8th film instalment from the Disney and Lucas Films.

Brickset has already listed seven LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets, and now, we have an idea on how the branding of these box arts will look like as you can see from the image below.

The box art reveals Rey sporting a new hairstyle that gives her a somewhat more sober look. The fact that she seems to be confidently wielding Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber also presents a very interesting angle to how events will unfold in The Last Jedi. There has been little change in how Poe and Finn were portrayed, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are not significantly affected by how things will turn out in the film.

We have very little information as of this time regarding the details of The Last Jedi, nor the sets that LEGO has in store for Episode VIII. September is still a bit far off and until then, we will excitingly wait for what Disney and LEGO has in store for us.

What LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets are you eager to see? Any ideas for what these sets could be? Let us know in the comments below or join in the discussion on our Facebook page. Thanks to Brickset for the heads up.

Are You Ready for the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Hover Ride?

Last November, LEGO announced its first ever LEGO Technic model to be produced in cooperation with motorcycle manufacturer, BMW Motorrad. The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) is a sort of two-in-one set that highlights BMW’s ingenuity in pushing the boundaries of technology and innovative transportation. The build is impressive in itself, being a faithful representation of BMW’s bestseller. When the set was revealed last year, one of the questions that struck me is the thought of as to why the LEGO Technic designers of the BMW R 1200 would opt to rebuild it as a hovercraft of sorts. Since it is a 2-in-1 build, it turns out that the alternate form of the BMW R 1200 is a futuristic hover vehicle – a kind of concept that seems to have been lifted from a not so distant advanced future.

As it turned out, there is a particular reason and story behind this move. A life-sized model of the BMW R 1200 GS in its Hover Ride mode will eventually be presented in the LEGO World Event in Copenhagen. Read on to know the details of this event in the press release below. The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) will be available tomorrow Friday at shop.LEGO.com retailing at $59.99. Instructions for building its Hover Ride version can be downloaded here.

Getting ready to fly! LEGO Technic® BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Design Concept Hover Ride

– Unique design concept model – “Design Concept Hover Ride”
– Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad design teams

 Munich, February 16th 2017 – BMW Motorrad partnered with LEGO® Technic to transform one of the best motorcycles in the world into a LEGO model. The BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure model celebrates innovative design and engineering. A pure building adventure in 603 pieces. The alternative model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set is now taking this icon one step further – into the future.

In a very creative and inspirational atmosphere design teams from BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic joined forces andjointly developed the LEGO Technic Hover Ride complete with innovative functions and the signatory GS flyline allowing all fans to rebuild the BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure into a unique design concept model that removes all limits to motorcycles and allows imagination to fly without vesting technical plausibility.

“What would happen if we designed a bike together? What would happen if we removed all limits for the alternative model? So we set the BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic design teams a challenge, a challenge that has resulted in this amazing bike. Collaboration between our two teams was driven by passion and respect for the DNA of each other’s brands. It was fantastic to see how engaged and inspired each team was by working together, but I don’t think either of us ever imagined that this project would turn out as it did. I guess it just proves that you can create anything with LEGO Technic. Even the future”, says Andy Woodman – Senior Design Manager for LEGO Technic.

“It was a great idea and a superb creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set. Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with typical elements such as the boxer engine and the characteristic GS silhouette, it also draws on the LEGO Technic stylistic idiom”, says Alexander Buckan, Head of BMW Motorrad Vehicle Design.

The life-size model of this design concept Hover Ride will be presented today during the LEGO World event in Copenhagen and will travel afterwards to different locations in Denmark and the “BMW Welt” in Munich.

40 years of LEGO Technic.
The highly detailed LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure contains not only this unique design concept model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set. There is also another surprise for collectors. As the LEGO Group is celebrating 40 years of LEGO Technic this year, a specially embellished LEGO Technic element is hidden in the set.

LEGO Minecraft, Marvel Superheroes and Star Wars 2017 Winter Sets Now Available for Order!

Yesterday, we gave a good, long look at this year’s first wave of LEGO Minecraft sets. We’ve already uploaded Stephen’s review of some of these sets starting with the LEGO Minecraft Mushroom Island (21129) and The Ice Spikes (21131). For those of you who are asking when will these sets be released, its good to hear that some of our Facebook friends are already reporting that they saw these  in certain stores. Though shop.LEGO.com still hasn’t listed these sets as of this writing, they are now all available for order via Amazon, with a release date of February 17th. Check them out by clicking on the images and links below.

 

The Mushroom Island (21129)

 

The Nether Railway (21130)

 

The Ice Spikes (21131)

 

Jungle Temple (21132)

 

Witch House (21133)

 

Secret Waterfall Escape (21134)

 

Those who are waiting to have their hands on all of the Winter 2017 LEGO Marvel sets will be happy to know that they are also available as well, just in time before the New York Toy Fair kicks in this weekend. Click on the links and images below to know more.

 

Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076)

 

 

Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes (76077)

 

 

Hulk vs. Red Hulk (76078)

 

Ravager Attack (76079)

 

Ayesha’s Revenge (76080)

 

The Milano vs. The Abilisk (76081)

 

Lastly, we also have two of the more recent Star Wars sets that will make their debut on shelves and online: the LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter (75168) and Battle on Scarif (75171).

 

Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter (75168)

 

Battle on Scarif (75171)

 

Speaking of NYTF, be sure to stick around with us this weekend as we deliver you the latest scoop on what’s happening at the LEGO booth at the 2017 New York Toy Fair. Jason and the rest of the team are all packed up and ready to go, and will deliver you the freshest images and video straight from the grandest Toy Fair in the face of the planet. Tom and I will also be around to update our blog page to share with you all the latest sets that LEGO will reveal at NYTF, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

More Images of LEGO Minecraft 2017 Sets!

Just before the release date of the latest wave of 2017 LEGO Minecraft sets, comes a slew of official images from this highly popular theme that are recently released online. Take a closer look at these latest LEGO Minecraft offerings, some of which were already reviewed by Stephen. Keep tabs with us here at Brick Show for more upcoming LEGO Minecraft reviews of which we will share any time soon.

 

The Mushroom Island (21129)

 

 

The Nether Railway (21130)

 

The Ice Spikes (21131)

 

 

Jungle Temple (21132)

 

 

Witch House (21133)

 

Secret Waterfall Escape (21134)

We’re All Set For New York Toy Fair 2017!

For those of you who are following our YouTube channel and blogsite for quite some time, you may know for a fact that Jason and the rest of the Brick Show team are regular visitors of the New York Toy Fairs. The NYTF is an exclusive event where you can have a first look at all the awesome LEGO sets slated to hit stores in summer. Unlike other international toy fairs such as those in London and Nuremberg, where LEGO kept a tight lid over its latest offerings (since they are intended for retailers’ viewing only), the NYTF allows YouTubers, bloggers, and other press people to cover and share to the world the wonders of the Toy Fair.

Last year, we saw a huge number of LEGO sets that made their debut and for this year, we are all excited to see what cool stuff LEGO will unveil. Here’s Jason’s announcement.

Same as last year, Jason and the rest of the team will be it the thick of the action at NYTF beginning this weekend February 18. Similarly, we will provide you with up-to-the-minute, live updates once the doors of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center open at 7AM this Saturday. Be sure to stick around and bookmark our website, YouTube and Facebook pages for more info as we approach the opening of the NYTF.

 

First Look At the LEGO Marvel Superheroes GOTG Vol. 2 Milano Polybag 30449.

Last month, LEGO has revealed its latest line of Marvel Superheroes sets in line with the upcoming release of the next Marvel Cinematic franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. With three sets to boot, we see the gang’s famed starship, the Milano, making a comeback in The Milano vs the Abilisk (76081) set. Now if you are one of those blessed souls that were able to have the 2017 LEGO Calendar with vouchers, then you probably know by now that a chibi, polybag version of the Milano will be available in May just in time for the films big screen debut. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes GOTG Vol. 2 Milano Polybag (30449) comes as a free gift for any minimum LEGO purchase of £50 or roughly $60 together with the voucher. The polybag comes in at 64 pieces, with its iconic orange and blue color scheme.

As I understand it, the 2017 LEGO Calendar with vouchers was widely distributed in Europe. However, those in the US need not worry because we can expect that the Milano polybag will likely be offered as an in-store and online promotional most probably during the spring months, also within the same price point.

 

Thanks to Brick Heroes for sharing this image.

New LEGO Travelling Suitcase 5004932 Found Over at eBay.

This piece of news might appeal those who like to travel around – in LEGO style. A post on eBay’s French site has revealed that LEGO has another set in store, which is more like a minifig travelling companion. Coming in a handy, luggage-type cardboard box, the LEGO Travelling Suitcase 5004932 features a tourist minifigure bundled with plenty of minifig accessories.

The set also comes with a passport like accessory which also seems to act like a photo album of some kind. What particularly interests me is the amount of minifig accessories that goes with it, giving our little guy varied opportunities to dress up for the occassion. Set 5004932 comes in at a total of 41 pieces and would be a great gift for those who would like to travel around.

There is no information yet when the set will be officially released or about its retail price (except for the eBay posting that marks it around $11), but we hope to see this set anytime soon at our local LEGO stores. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the heads up.

Here Are More Details About the LEGO Batman Movie Ultimate Batmobile 70917.

A few days ago, we reported that the LEGO Batman Movie theme gets a new set that is the perfect ride for the Bat Family. The LEGO Batman Movie Ultimate Batmobile (70917) is certainly a must have for the serious TLBM collector. Though the image first posted by Market Watch is pretty neat in itself, especially considering the various minifigures that go along with it, the question in everyone’s mind is how the individual vehicles look like.

A recent post on Reddit has revealed how the set looks like when Batman’s Batmobile, Robin’s Batcycle, Batgirl’s Batwing and Alfred’s Bat-Tank are all built individually. The image seems to have been taken from a book or catalogue of some kind. Take a look.

If you will notice, it seems that the set requires each of the four vehicles to be built first before combining them in a Megazord-type like of combination. The Batwing can be folded and be placed on top of the Batmobile while the Bat-Tank and Batcycle is placed at the back, giving the set an impressive length of 14 inches. The individual vehicles are cool on their own, especially Alfred’s Bat-Tank with its firepower and ammunitions. This version of the Batmobile is in a league of its own with its prominent black and red (and yellow) color scheme. What I found humorous is how Robin’s TLBM minifig version looks so goofy (perhaps because of his goggles) riding on his tough-looking Batcycle. It’s not a big issue though, since this is how The LEGO Batman Movie is supposed to be with all of LEGO’s brand of awesome humor written all over it.

The Ultimate Batmobile (70917) is expected to retail at $129 and will be released on the first week of June.