LEGO Names Its Christmas Wishlist for 2016!

We’re still half a year away before the holiday season kicks in, but nevertheless LEGO would like to have its Christmas wishlist done earlier. Leading toy industry magazine and website ToyNews, reports what LEGO has on its “this-is-what-I-want-for-Christmas” list. This is based on LEGO’s take on its most popular themes that have proved popular among LEGO fans and buyers. Narrowing it down to seven sets, these are based on themes coming from LEGO’s Duplo, Nexo Knights, and Super Heroes just to name a few. With that being said, let’s look at each of them. Descriptions are courtesy of shop.LEGO.com

 

LEGO Duplo – My First Rocket (10815); $9.99

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Create all kinds of rockets ready to blast off!

Learn to build and create by stacking chunky LEGO® DUPLO® bricks to make a colorful rocket and a planet—there are building cards inside for inspiration. Encourage role play and help your child to develop early counting skills by matching bricks decorated with a moon, 2 planets and 3 stars with the corresponding number bricks. DUPLO bricks are specially designed to be safe for little hands.

  • Features a buildable rocket and planet.
  • Includes a double-sided girl/boy-decorated brick, bricks decorated as a moon, 2 planets and 3 stars, and 1-2-3 number-decorated bricks as talking points for learning and play.
  • Encourage early construction skills by stacking the bricks to make a rocket and planet.
  • Includes building cards to help you combine the bricks in different ways, creating new rockets or buildings.
  • Play with your toddler while introducing 1, 2, 3!
  • Toddlers will love creating outer-space role-play stories.
  • LEGO DUPLO products are specially designed to be safe and suitable for small hands.
  • Rocket measures over 9” (23cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.

 

LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130); $99.99

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Go crazy on all the rides at the Amusement Park!

Head through the turnstiles to the amusement park and stand in line for the roller coaster. Slip into the front seat to switch on the light brick and off you go – wheeeeeeeeeeee! Then take a gentle ride on the Ferris wheel or head to the drop tower, pull down your safety bar and go spinning down to the ground. Afterwards there are photos to buy and food to share with friends. You won’t want your day at the Amusement Park to end!

  • Includes 4 mini-dolls: Emma, Andrea, Matthew and Naya in summer outfits.
  • Features a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, drop tower, entrance booth and a dining area.
  • The push-along roller coaster features 4 carriages (each sitting a mini-doll), functioning light brick, entrance area with opening safety barrier, control panel with levers, camera and a long track with various obstacles along the ride.
  • The rotating Ferris wheel features steps up to 6 hanging gondolas (each seating a mini-doll).
  • The drop tower features 2 cars with opening safety bars, exciting spinning function as it drops, and a camera.
  • Entrance booth features a rotating turnstile and a ticket office where you can buy photos from the rides.
  • Dining area includes a popcorn cart with turning wheels, 2 tables, 4 stalls and an Amusement Park information stand with a map.
  • Amusement Park accessory elements include 2 tickets, coin, bill, 2 photographs and a map.
  • Food accessory elements include 2 boxes of popcorn, 2 watermelon slices, apple, hot dog with bun, water bottle and a soda bottle.
  • Beauty accessory elements include 2 pairs of sunglasses and a hair bow.
  • Sit a mini-doll in the front carriage to turn on the light brick and watch all the cool features you activate on your roller coaster ride!
  • Push the car to the top of the drop tower and smile for the camera as you spin to the ground.
  • Gently turn the Ferris wheel and enjoy the amazing view from the top.
  • Grab a delicious box of popcorn, hot dog or slice of watermelon from the dining area.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-12.
  • Roller coaster train with 4 carriages measures over 1” (3cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
  • Roller coaster track measures 27” (71cm) long.
  • Ferris wheel measures over 12” (31cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
  • Drop tower measures over 12” (33cm) high, 4” (12cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.
  • Entrance booth measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” ( 3cm) deep.
  • Popcorn cart measures over 1” (5cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and under 1” (2cm) wide.
  • Combine with the 41127 Amusement Park Arcade, 41128 Amusement Park Space Ride and 41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Van to create the Heartlake Amusement Park.

 

LEGO City Volcano Exploration Base (60124); $119.99

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Get busy with some serious scientific work!

Help the scientists and explorers discover new information about the volcano! Find a spot to set up the exploration base so the scientists have the equipment they need. Then use the excavator and dumper to place boulders in the rack and break them open to find the crystal elements. Fly the drone over the volcano to get a bird’s eye view. Science rocks!

  • Includes 6 minifigures: a female scientist, scientist with heatsuit, female worker, male worker and 2 adventurers.
  • Features a mobile operations center, excavator, wheeled dumper, drone, boulder rack and a volcano with an eruption function.
  • Mobile operations center features a detachable truck cab with space in the back to carry a boulder, rolling wheels and a side that opens to reveal the operations center.
  • Excavator features an extendable hammer arm.
  • Wheeled dumper features rollingwheels and a handle.
  • Drone features spinning rotors.
  • Use the lever to trigger the volcano eruption.
  • Set the boulders in the boulder rack and use the excavator to crack them open and retrieve the crystals.
  • Accessory elements include 4 boulders, 4 crystal elements, shovel, pickaxe, walkie-talkie, camera, crowbar, drill and a metal detector.
  • Headgear accessory elements include 3 hard hats, baseball cap, adventurer’s hat and a heatsuit helmet.
  • Volcano measures over 5” (13cm) high,6” (17cm)wide and 6” (17cm) deep.
  • Boulder rack measures over 2” (6cm) wide, 2” (6cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.
  • Mobile operations center with truck measures over 4” (12cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • Excavator measures over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide.
  • Wheeled dumper measures over 1” (4cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
  • Drone measures over 2” (6cm) long, 3” (10cm) wide and under 1” (2cm) high.

 

LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro’s Volcano Lair (70323); $119.99

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Invade Jestro’s secret hideaway and capture the Book of Monsters!

Fly in the Mace Slammer, blast open the library and take back the books of dark magic. Send Axl in on his Hover Horse, but watch out for the trapdoor with spinning lava mouth, and evade the flying Globlins! Take Jestro and his army by surprise as he relaxes in the living quarters, and stop him escaping on his detachable throne! Includes scannable shields for 6 NEXO Powers: Flash Cannon, Fire Tornado, Wall Block, Banana Bomb, Jungle Dragon and Whirl Wind.

Includes 8 minifigures: Jestro, Bookkeeper, Lavaria, 2 Ash Attackers, Axl, Macy Halbert and Lance Richmond, plus 2 Scurriers.

  • Features Jestro’s Volcano Lair, Macy’s Mace Slammer and Axl’s Hover Horse.
  • Volcano Lair features a detachable throne, a seated disc-shooter weapon, trapdoor function that leads into a spinning lava mouth, stairwell with spinning saw blade to stop the knights climbing the stairs, library with 2 spell books, prison cell with collapsible wall, weapon chamber, treasure room, bedroom with bed, bathroom with bathtub, and a kitchen with a chicken and a banana.
  • Mace Slammer features a ball shooter and 2 flick missiles.
  • Release the Volcano Lair’s trapdoor, and turn the handle to plunge the victim into the jaw of the lava spinning mouth.
  • Spin the cog handle to set the saw blade spinning and stop the knights from climbing the stairwell.
  • Pull the prison cell’s lever to topple the wall.
  • Fire Macy’s Mace Slammer ball shooter and flick missiles at the library’s shield-shaped element to create an explosion effect and retrieve the spell books.
  • Also includes the Book of Destruction and Book of Revenge.
  • Weapons include Jestro’s 2 magic wands, Axl’s Axe, Macy’s Photon Mace, Lance’s NEXO Lance, Lavaria’s 2 swords, 2 Ash Attacker spears, Scurrier axe, sword and 2 buildable weapons in the weapon chamber.
  • Accessory elements include Axl’s helmet and shield, Macy’s helmet, shield and NEXO armor, Lance’s helmet, shield and NEXO armor, a rat, frog, chicken, spider, banana, 2 gold goblets, and a cauldron.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 9-14.
  • Download the free LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™: MERLOK 2.0 app to your smartphone or tablet. Ask your parents’ or guardians’ permission before going online.
  • Scan shields for each of the 6 NEXO Powers (Flash Cannon, Fire Tornado, Wall Block, Banana Bomb, Jungle Dragon and Whirl Wind) and power up in the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ game!
  • Watch all your favorite NEXO KNIGHTS™ characters on Cartoon Network.
  • Jestro’s Volcano Lair measures over 12” (33cm) high, 16” (41cm) wide and 11” (28cm) deep.
  • Macy’s Mace Slammer measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Axl’s Hover Horse measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (9cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

LEGO Ninjago Ultra Stealth Raider (70595); $99.99

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Get 4 super-cool vehicles in 1!

The Super Sonic Raider has been reinvented to become the Ultra Stealth Raider and is ready to take on Master Yang, Master Chen and Eyezorai. Jump into the cockpits with the ninja heroes and speed into battle. Swerve the snapping jaw and spring-loaded shooters of the Chenosaurus. Fire back with the awesome tank’s twin 6-stud rapid shooters and 2 spring-loaded shooters, then split it into a helijet, a huge bike and 2 tread bikes to ambush the enemy. Detach the golden ninja weapons for one-on-one battles and grab Master Yang’s Aeroblade to claim victory!

  • Includes 7 minifigures: Cole, Zane, Jay, Kai, Master Chen, Eyezorai and Master Yang.
  • This set includes the 4-vehicles-in-1 Ultra Stealth Raider and Chenosaurus.
  • The Ultra Stealth Raider features 2 opening cockpits plus 2 open cockpits, big tracks and wheels, twin 6-stud rapid shooters, 2 spring-loaded shooters, 6 detachable golden ninja swords, 2 golden shurikens, plus a splitting function.
  • Divide the Raider into a helijet (with foldout wings, 2 golden shurikens, rear prison for a minifigure, and translucent flame elements), a big bike (with both rapid shooters) and 2 tread bikes (each with a spring-loaded shooter).
  • The Chenosaurus has 2 spring-loaded shooters, a snapping jaw, fully posable joints, a detachable chair and fang detailing.
  • Weapons include Master Chen’s Jade Blade, Master Yang’s Aeroblade, an Anacondrai blade, Anacondrai sword, 2 golden sai, 4 golden swords and 2 golden shurikens.
  • Accessory elements include Master Yang’s lantern.
  • Recreate and role-play epic scenes from the NINJAGO™: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 9-14.
  • Ultra Stealth Raider (full-size) measures over 4” (11cm) high, 14” (38cm) long and 13” (34cm) wide.
  • Detachable helijet measures over 2” (7cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide with wings folded in.
  • Detachable big bike measures over 3” (9cm) high, 12” (33cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.
  • Detachable tread bikes each measure over 2” (6cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • The Chenosaurus measures over 6” (17cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter (75149) $79.99

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Protect Lor San Tekka’s home with Poe’s amazing X-Wing Fighter!

Help! Lor San Tekka’s desert home is under attack by the First Order Flametrooper! Swoop to the rescue with Poe Dameron in the Resistance X-Wing Fighter with its opening wings and cockpit, 4 spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable hyperdrive at the back and detachable BB-8 Astromech Droid. You must help Lor San Tekka before the trooper destroys his home

  • Includes 3 minifigures: Poe Dameron, Lor San Tekka and a First Order Flametrooper, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid.
  • Resistance X-Wing Fighter features opening wings and minifigure cockpit, 4 spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable hyperdrive and a detachable BB-8 Astromech Droid.
  • Building section features a container, a tower that can be pushed over, and knobs to attach flame elements for a make-believe blaze.
  • Weapons include Poe’s blaster pistol and the Flametrooper’sflamethrower with attachable flame element.
  • Accessory elements include a wrench, fire extinguisher, flames, Poe’s helmet and the Flametrooper’s helmet.
  • Recreate exciting planet-side scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.
  • Measures over 4” (11cm) high, 14” (37cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide with wings open, and over 3” (8cm) high with wings closed.

 

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider Man: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap (76059); $39.99

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Rescue White Tiger from the Octo-Bot’s slippery tentacles!

Doc Ock is wading through the water in his weaponized Octo-Bot and has taken White Tiger prisoner in one of the tentacles! Steer Captain Stacy’s speedboat with Spider-Man surfing in on his web surfboard tow and rescue her! Watch out for Vulture nosediving through the air and fend off his attacking claws, and make waves with a heroic rescue.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Spider-Man, Doc Ock, Vulture, White Tiger and Captain Stacy.
  • Features Doc Ock’s Octo-Bot and a police speedboat.
  • Octo-Bot features dual 6-shooting rapid shooters, rotating torso, posable legs, and posable and detachable tentacles that attach to the back of Doc Ock.
  • Police speedboat has a stud shooter and attachment point for the web rope to attach Spider-Man’s surfboard.
  • Accessory elements include White Tiger’s power element, and Spider-Man’s surfboard, webblast and web rope.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 7-14.
  • Also includes a comic book!
  • Doc Ock’s Octo-Bot measures over 7” (19cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
  • Police speedboat measures over 1” (5cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.


Do you feel the same towards LEGO’s choices? Do you have one particular set that you want to be in LEGO’s magic seven list? Share us you what you think in the comments below.

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Are We Going To See More LEGO Sets Built Around These Warner Bros Movies?

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Perhaps other than The LEGO Group (TLG) making waves at the San Diego Comic Con where there are so many exciting things going on right now from LEGO Dimensions Series 2 to The LEGO Batman Movie, legions of LEGO fans may also have great reasons to flock the Warner Bros Pictures Booth (#685) at Hall H. On Comic-Con’s Day #3, Warner Bros dropped three huge trailers that has the potential for further LEGO partnerships in coming up with great new sets (who knows, perhaps they’re in the works already). Thankfully, you don’t have to be physically present at the San Diego Convention Center in order to relish these Comic-Con trailers that includes a firsthand look at some of the Fantastic Beasts tucked inside Newt Scamander’s suit case, the story behind the vintage photograph of Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) as seen in Batman VS Superman, and a peek on how Bruce Wayne, together with Diana, banded together with Barry Allen (aka The Flash), Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman) and Victor Stone (Cyborg).

Take a look at these trailers as they made their debut at SDCC 2016.

As of now, LEGO seems to be keen on the potential of its DC and Marvel Superheroes line-up, with sets slated to roll out until the first half of 2017. Now that LEGO Dimensions is trying to pump life (and they’re doing a great job so far) to the ailing toys-to-life scene with its Series 2 offers, we can expect more characters added to the toy box mix of LEGO Dimensions any time soon. Wouldn’t it great to see some of the fantastic beasts in their LEGO form? We already have Niffler and the Swooping Evil brick-built for LEGO Dimensions, but there is still a lot of them that has great potential to be rendered in LEGO form.

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Warner Bros’ Justice League can also benefit from a LEGO makeover with new iterations that will culminate with the arrival of a common foe, Darkseid. Similar to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, DC’s Extended Universe may also provide a seedbed of great ideas for any future LEGO sets.

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So what do you think of these trailers? What LEGO sets can you imagine out of them? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or join in the discussion via our Facebook page.

 

 

UPDATE: New LEGO Batman Movie Sets Featuring The Joker And Robin Revealed!

LEGO revealed earlier today via its social media channels Facebook and Twitter (which was deleted shortly after they were posted) on what seem to be two new sets that will come out based on Warner Bros Animation Group’s (WAG) The LEGO Batman Movie which is still scheduled to hit the big screen February of next year. According to Brickset, these images include a newer rendition of The Batmobile and Joker’s Notorious Lowrider. If you recall, the film’s director Chris McKay confirms that the LEGO Batman Movie will pay tribute to the caped crusader’s very rich history of crime-fighting ventures and all the memorable characters that comes with it. So it will not be a surprise to see if LEGO will throw in some familiar characters from the Dark Knight’s life, and we’ll get to see them both on screen and as new LEGO sets.

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First off is a new version of The Batmobile, which includes a handful of minifigures: Batman, Robin, Man-Bat, and the Kabuki Twins which is a pair of Oriental assassins employed by the Penguin in an earlier animated series. The Batman minifig sports a new belt attachment while Robin has a new hair piece and a pair of goggles. The Man-Bat on the other hand, seems to be the same minifigure included in 2014’s LEGO DC Superheroes Batman – Man-Bat Attack. The Kabuki Twins enters the fray after more than a decade of being on hiatus. It is interesting to speculate what role they will play in the film.

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The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider may be smaller in size, but is also equally impressive with its excellent color scheme. The set comes with three minifigs: the Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and of course the Joker. What set these minifigures apart is that they are excellently detailed, with elaborate hair pieces (just take Harley Quinn’s hairpiece for instance) and prints particularly on the sides of Harley and the Batgirl.

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Take a look at these sets as they were revealed at the Comic-Con.

Interestingly, we now know that the Joker’s Notorious Lowrider has an assigned code of 70906 as from the tweet above. Apparently, the selling points for these LEGO Batman Movie sets will probably come from the interesting choice of minifigs that LEGO has thrown in. So what do you think about these newest sets from LEGO? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or you may want to join in the discussion, by heading to our Facebook page.

SPOTTED: Take A Look These Images of LEGO Superheroes BrickHeadz, Exclusive At SDCC 2016.

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San Diego Comic-Con is now at full stride with so much to see on the LEGO side of things. Following LEGO’s official reveal of one of its Comic-Con exclusives, we now have some pretty cool images of the LEGO Superheroes BrickHeadz live at the SDCC courtesy of Allen Tran of The Brick Fan, and Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) founder Christopher Butcher.

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These limited edition SDCC LEGO BrickHeadz sets are the first among others scheduled to be released sometime next year. For its initial salvo, LEGO came up with brick-built figures of DC’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the Joker, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man which are very much similar to Funko’s highly popular bobble head vinyl figures. Since it’s a SDCC exclusive, everything about it feels absolutely special – from its packaging with the iconic Comic-Con logo, to its printed tile with #LEGOSDCC.

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While the LEGO BrickHeadz are for purchase at the LEGO Booth (2829), interested collectors must first participate in a random drawing at the Pavillon Terrace to qualify to buy starting 6AM daily throughout the duration of the Comic-Con.

Here’s some additional info on these LEGO Comic-Con collectibles.

  • LEGO BrickHeadz DC Comics Batman & Joker (41491) – 212 parts; July 21, Thursday
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Doctor Strange & Black Panther (41493) – 173 parts; July 22, Friday
  • LEGO BrickHeadz DC Comics Superman & Wonder Woman (41490) – 220 parts; July 23, Saturday
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Marvel Captain America & Iron Man (41492) – 184 parts; July 24, Saturday.

 

Here’s LEGO’s press release for its LEGO Superheroes BrickHeadz.

LEGO® BrickHeadz
Scheduled for 2017 availability, LEGO BrickHeadz is a new collectible play experience that allows builders to create, collect and display versions of iconic characters and super heroes out of classic LEGO bricks and elements. To celebrate the new collection, four limited-edition LEGO BrickHeadz sets—each containing two buildable characters inspired by renowned super heroes across movies and comics—will be sold in limited quantity at the LEGO booth for $40 each. Information about LEGO BrickHeadz SDCC exclusive retail sets available below.

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A specially produced LEGO BrickHeadz building set consisting of characters Batman™ and The Joker™ will be sold on Thursday, July 21, and a LEGO BrickHeadz building set with Superman™ and Wonder Woman™ will be available for purchase on Saturday, July 23.

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Two limited edition LEGO BrickHeadz: MARVEL building sets—each containing two collectible characters composed entirely out of classic LEGO bricks and elements— will be available for purchase exclusively at the LEGO booth. The LEGO BrickHeadz building set containing Black Panther and Doctor Strange will be available for purchase on Friday, July 22, and a LEGO BrickHeadz building set with Captain America and Iron Man will be available on Sunday, July 24.

UPDATE: A Look At The LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack Marceline The Vampire Queen (71285).

 

LEGO is adding more hero-sized fun to its revamped toys-to-life set with the addition of Adventure Time’s ‘wild rocker girl’, Marceline The Vampire Queen. In a recent tweet send in by LEGO Dimensions stalwart Bricks To Life, it seems that it will not take long before we see the crimson-loving Marceline travels through the LEGO Dimensions portal. The LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack Marceline The Vampire Queen (71285) will join the rest of LEGO Dimensions’ Wave 7 characters this Fall as a Toys R Us promotional exclusive, specifically on November 18. It is very likely that 71285 will be released alongside the LEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Story Pack, considering that the J.K. Rowling film of the same title will be released early in November. Take a closer look at the image below, as found on TRU’s in-store pre-order card.

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The fun pack comes with a Marceline minifigure together with her bright red axe bass guitar as seen in the Adventure Time animated series, and her Lunatic Amp vehicle. Here’s the official description of the LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack 71285 as posted by the Brick Inquirer.

Keep the Adventure Time party rocking in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with Marceline the Vampire Queen! Build and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to send her into the game with her Sonar Smash and Bolt Deflector abilities using the Marceline Axe Guitar. Activate her Telekinesis and Teleport skills to make your way through the Adventure Time Adventure World and Battle Arena. Build and use Marceline’s Lunatic Amp to make some noise, and rebuild it into the Shadow Scorpion and Heavy Metal Monster when you need even more power.

Here’s the tweet shared by Bricks To Life.

As of to date, LEGO promises a total of 16 new IPs or licenses under its LEGO Dimensions banner as revealed during this year’s E3, with Wave 6 expected to hit store shelves by September 27. If you don’t want to miss out on this LEGO Dimensions Series 2 offering, you may visit Wildcard Toys and check out their great pre-order deals.

 

UPDATE: Toys R Us has updated their website to include the official product image of the LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack Marceline The Vampire Queen (71285) as you can see below. TRU is now accepting pre-orders with an estimated shipping date of November 18, 2016.

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First Look At LEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Story Pack.

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The latest Argos Catalogue from the UK has just been released and with it comes our first look at one of LEGO Dimensions Series 2 Story Pack. If you recall, Series 2 of LEGO Dimensions introduces a new Story Pack that allows you to play the complete movie, with its LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242). This time around, Argos Catalogue reveals what it seems to be as the second LEGO Dimensions Story Pack that will be made available in November just in time for the film’s release in November 11. Here are some of the images from the said catalogue courtesy of Brickfans.

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As you can see, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack includes what seems to be the Magical Congress of the United States of America LEGO Dimensions gateway, and the minifigures of Newt Scamander and Niffler. Similar to the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Fantasic Beasts will let you play throughout the movie’s story with some voices and quotes from the original film. It will retail in the UK for £39.99 which is around $49.99 in the US. We hope to see more updates anytime soon, especially that retailers are already in the loop.

 

Thanks to Brickfans for the heads-up.

Meet The Blockiest LEGO Superheroes Around With These 2016 SDCC Brickheadz Exclusive.

With less than a week away from the annual San Diego Comic-Con starting on July 21, LEGO reveals just keep on pouring in. As we mentioned before, The LEGO Group seems to be giving more attention to its LEGO Superheroes line-up as revealed with their latest Mighty Micro sets, LEGO has now announced via their Facebook page a new collectible that will also make its way in this year’s SDCC.

According to LEGO’s Facebook page, these BrickHeadz versions of DC’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the Joker, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man will only be available during the SDCC, and with other sets to be offered later on next year. If you noticed, LEGO’s choice on choosing these eight brick-built superheroes is based primarily on this year’s most successful and highly anticipated films: Captain America: Civil War, Batman VS Superman, and the upcoming Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad films. If you’re raring to have your hands on this new LEGO offering, but will eventually not attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, then fret not. LEGO is running a contest where you can have a chance to win any of these LEGO Brickheadz SDCC exclusives by following them on Twitter @LEGO_Group or hashtag #LEGOSDCC.

As pointed out by Brickset, these Brickheadz looks very similar to what LEGO has offered in the past with its SDCC 2010 LEGO Star Wars CubeDude exclusives. Here’s a closer look at this initial BrickHeadz line, and the days in which they will be offered during the course of the Comic-Con. These limited- edition, and one-run only LEGO BrickHeadz building sets will retail at $40.00 and will be offered at the SDCC LEGO Booth.
Batman and Joker; July 21, Thursday

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Doctor Strange and The Black Panther; July 22, Friday

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Superman and Wonder Woman; July 23, Saturday

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Captain America and Iron Man; July 24, Sunday

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Here’s Stephen’s news report over at Brick Show’s YouTube channel.

WATCH: Stephen Reviews the LEGO Creator Volkswagen (10252).

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Starting tomorrow, LEGO VIP members can now get their hands on LEGO’s latest offering that celebrates one of the most iconic vehicles of all time: the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252). Ahead of its public offering, Stephen gives us a tour on the finer details of this set which comes at 1,167 predominantly dark azure pieces. If you missed out on the hi-resolution, close up images of the 10252 from our last month’s report, you might want to check out its photos right here.

Watch the video below highlighting Stephen’s review of the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle including some of its nice play features.

The dark azure color motif of the 10252 is visually appealing, complemented by its nicely detailed interior and exquisitely curved design. Highly popular in the 60s, the Volkswagen Beetle was an icon for the surf-loving crowd. LEGO recreates that nostalgic feeling of the great surfin’ life back in the day as accentuated by its accessories such as a cooler with all of the nice contents inside, a beach towel, and a yellow and white surf board.

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Other than its play features, the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle also boasts of a unique LEGO element which is introduced for the first time in this set. As pointed out by Brickset, this brand new piece is a ¼ circle piece used for the Beetle’s fenders and wheel arches. It has an official name of ¼ ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/ CUT OUT and comes in a dark azure color. Take a look at the photo below courtesy of Brickset.

 

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Other than this new element, 10252 is also one of those rare LEGO sets that use a predominantly dark azure color scheme. In fact, as much as 30% of the set is made up of this color, as pointed out by Mike Psiaki – the designer behind 10252. The current LEGO rendition of the Volkswagen is also much different from an earlier version back in 2008 with the LEGO Volkswagen 10187. The previous version was a little rough and jagged in its design unlike the more recent take of 10252 that features a Studs-Not-On-Top (SNOT) approach in building, giving it a smoother, sleeker, more curvaceous look. Just compare these pictures below, with the 10252 on the right, and its older cousin the 10187 on the left.

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LEGO Officially Unveils The LEGO Disney Castle 71040!

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Following our report on some of the things that we love about the much-awaited LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle 71040, LEGO has finally unveiled this 4,080-piece magical set with its official name as the LEGO Disney Castle 71040. We’ve described much of it already a couple of days ago, so we’ll just let these high-resolution photos speak for themselves, including LEGO’s official press release.

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Here’s a more detailed look at some of the rooms within the LEGO Disney Castle walls.

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71040 The Disney Castle

Ages 16+. 4,080 pieces.
US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £289.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Welcome to the magical Disney Castle!

Bring the magical world of Disney to your home with The Disney Castle. This highly detailed LEGO® model with over 4,000 pieces offers a rewarding build and play experience, and comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. The intricately detailed facade and towers replicate the iconic Walt Disney World® Resort Cinderella Castle, and each accessible castle room includes special features inspired by some of Disney’s greatest animated feature films, providing endless play possibilities with the included minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell, or other characters from your collection.

Includes 5 minifigures: Mickey Mouse with a tuxedo, Minnie Mouse with red dress, Donald Duck with classic outfit, Daisy Duck with pink skirt, lavender colored shoes and a bow, and Tinker Bell with wig element, skirt, wings and a magic wand.

The Disney Castle features a detailed facade with a stone bridge, clock, wide arched entrance, ornate balconies, spired towers, plus a four-story main building and a five-story, golden-spired main tower, both containing rooms with assorted Disney-inspired features and elements.

Castle main building first floor features the main hall with large arched doorway, mosaic floor tiling, ornate chandelier, suits of armor, shield-decorated walls, grandfather clock, floor-standing vase with buildable flower elements, magic carpet and a golden lamp.

Castle main building second-floor room features buildable dark-blue curtains with curtain pole, ornate buildable candelabra and rose, and glass case elements.

Castle main building third-floor room features a chest with book of spells, mop and bucket elements, and access to the main tower second-floor room.

Castle main building fourth-floor bedroom features a detailed bed with decorative golden headboard elements.

Main tower first-floor kitchen features a large redbrick-patterned stove, workbench, buildable broom and pumpkin, plus pots, pans and assorted kitchen and food elements.

Main tower second-floor room includes a spinning wheel and access to the castle main building third-floor room.

Main tower third-floor room features a chest containing brush, scissor and lock of black hair elements, plus a balcony with 2 stud shooters for a firework-display function.

Main tower fourth-floor room features a golden mirror, plus red apple and glass vase elements.

Main tower fifth-floor room features a window bench and an arched window.

Also includes 2 frogs and a golden crown element.

Remove part of the roof section to discover the glass slipper element and fairy-tale book element with printed cover.

Launch the fireworks and let the magic begin!

Combine with other LEGO® minifigure characters for endless adventures!

This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12 and over.

This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.

The Disney Castle measures over 29” (74cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 1, 2016

With the LEGO Disney Castle 71040 comes five minifigures: Donald and Daisy Duck, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and the latest Disney character to be added to LEGO’s Disney Collectible Minifigures 71012, Tinker Bell. Except for Donald Duck, the rest of these minifigures sport a different costume. For example Daisy’s attire is quite different now as compared from her first minifigure debut in set 71012. Another one is the pair of Minnie and Mickey, where both of them have a new outfit to flaunt.

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This is one set that we will surely watch out for in September!  So what do you think of the LEGO Disney Castle? Share your thoughts at the comments section below, or visit our Facebook page to join in the discussion.

We Now Have Our First Look At The LEGO Disney Cinderella Castle 71040 – And It’s Magically Awesome!

News on the LEGO front was a little bit quiet recently during this past week. Other than LEGO’s recent announcement of its latest line-up of LEGO Marvel Superheroes and DC Comics Mighty Micros and Hulk VS Red Hulk set to be introduced during the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con from July 21 to 24, all were relatively calm.

But unexpectedly, like that magical moment when Disney surprises us with something so great that we just can’t help but stare in awe, we have our first images of the of the much anticipated LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle 71040 courtesy of Walt Disney World News Today. The set was widely discussed among LEGO forums when some close-up images were released by Popsugar, and was even believed to be the next exclusive Shop@Home set alluded to on LEGO’s August Store Calendar where LEGO VIP members will be given early access to this set during the 2nd half of next month. Here’s a look at this magnificent set.

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As reported by WDW News, 71040 will retail at $349.99 and consists of 4,080 pieces, definitely one of the largest sets that Disney ever made, just behind TLG’s more recent offering  – the LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 which is clocked at 4,163 pieces and the LEGO Tower Bridge 10214 with its mammoth piece-count of 4,287 elements. The LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle comes with tons of play features and is a fitting tribute to some of the most loved Disney titles of all time such as, of course, Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, Brave, Fantasia, Snow White, Aladdin, and so much more.

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It also comes with a new set of Disney minifigures, namely that of Tinker Bell, Daisy and Donald Duck, and a Minnie and Mickey Mouse sporting a new costume design. You will surely love to add these minifigs to your collection, alongside the 2016 LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 71012. Here are some close-up images of set 71040, which highlight the Disney movies that we mentioned above. These photos were courtesy of some LEGO fans who managed to take some screenshots of the LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle from Popsugar’s website. The said pictures are no longer available at the said website, though.

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It’s just a matter of time before we hear the official announcement for this much awaited set, considering that August is just around the corner. Do you think LEGO will make the big reveal during SDCC? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, or drop us a note over our Facebook page.

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