LEGO Reveals Its Latest Christmas Train Set, The Winter Holiday Train 10254!

LEGO’s Christmas set has been finally revealed, and we can’t wait to get on board! The LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254) is the our next direct-to-consumer set which will be made available for early access for all VIP members on September 15, as teased in LEGO’s September Store Calendar. The Winter Train will be released alongside another exclusive D2C set rumored to be the LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159).  The Christmas themed advanced model will be available at all major LEGO distributors and LEGO Stores by October 1. The set contains 734 pieces, including 16 tracks and 5 minifigures, retailing at $99.99 in the US.

Here’s LEGO’s official description of the LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train 10254.

 

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10254 Winter Holiday Train, 734 pieces.
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
Available September 15 to VIPs, October 1 everyone else.

Climb aboard the magical Winter Holiday Train!

Gather the family for some festive LEGO building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table.

The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl.
  • The Winter Holiday Train includes 16 curved pieces of track, engine, coal tender, flatbed wagon with holiday tree, toys and gifts, caboose, boarding platform, bench and a lamppost.
  • Decorate the tree and drive the train to see the tree rotate.
  • Join the ticket collector in the cozy caboose for a delicious cup of cocoa.
  • Includes dual building instructions for a perfect family build.
  • Accessory elements include green wreathes, decorative lights and white tree pieces, plus wrapped gift elements and tiny brick-built toys, including a micro train, wind-up car, fire truck, remote controlled robot, sailboat and a spaceship.
  • Upgrade with LEGO Power Functions (not included) for a motorized engine.
  • Special elements include small and large red train wheels, dark tan windows, train buffers, cow catcher, white tree elements and roller skates.
  • This set includes over 700 LEGO pieces, including 16 curved tracks.
  • The Holiday Train in total measures over 4” (12cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • Curved rail track diameter measures over 27” (70cm).

It was also nice of LEGO to promptly release a designer video for the 10254 to give us a better look at the details and play feature of this set. Watch the video below, followed by some pretty cool close images of the LEGO Creator Winter Train.

 

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WATCH: LEGO Minecraft – The Fortress (21127) Designer Video

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Ahead of its release next month, LEGO Minecraft has recently uploaded a designer video of its latest modular set, The Fortress (21127). Max from the LEGO Minecraft team took time to show the various features of the set which includes minifigures of Steve wearing golden pants (which compliments his golden armor), 3 skeletons, a horse with its new head element and a sheep. Out of the box, you’ll also get to build its separate modules which you can build and connect in any way that you want. Watch this.

Similar to the LEGO Minecraft – The Village (21128), The Fortress is noticeably modular which allows you to come up with so many ways on how to recreate the set. Using the modules and its unique connectors, you can either build a wall or come up with a watch tower depending on how far you’ll allow your imagination to fly. Take a look at these images to have a better idea.

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The LEGO Minecraft – The Fortress (21127) will come in at 984 pieces and will retail at $109.99. Though it was mentioned already in LEGO’s September Store Calendar, it’s still yet to appear at shop.LEGO.com. We’ll keep you posted once new info comes in about this awesome set, so stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

 

Welcome The Next LEGO Ideas Project To Enter The 10K Roster: The LEGO Ideas Women of NASA.

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One of the great things about the LEGO Ideas platform is that you can see particular projects launched into stardom with lightning speeds. Ok, I might be exaggerating a little bit, but considering how this next LEGO Ideas project garnered the coveted 10k thumbs up from other LEGO enthusiasts in just less than two weeks, then ‘lightning speed’ maybe a little bit of an understatement.

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The LEGO Ideas Women of NASA is the 7th LEGO community-supported project to enter the LEGO Ideas Review sometime next month. Created by Maia Weinstock (which she goes by the name 20tauri over at LEGO Ideas) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the LEGO Women of NASA is a celebration of the history of women in the STEM field. The project features minifigure replicas of some of the notable women behind NASA, including: Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison. The cool play feature about these minifigs is that they are all faithfully set in their respective fields. In case you’re not that familiar with these rockin’ ladies of NASA, here’s a look at their minifig renditions together with their actual photos.

 

Margaret Hamilton

As a computer scientist at MIT under contract with NASA in the 1960s, Hamilton developed the on-board flight software for the Apollo missions to the moon. She is known for popularizing the modern concept of software.

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Katherine Johnson

A mathematician, space scientist, and a longtime NASA researcher, Johnson is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo programs — including the Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the moon.

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Katherine Johnson

 

Nancy Grace Roman

As an astronomer and one of the first female executives at NASA, Roman is known to many as the “Mother of Hubble” for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. She also developed NASA’s astronomy research program.

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Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.

A physicist by training, Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983. After retiring as a NASA astronaut, she founded an educational company focusing on encouraging children — especially girls — to pursue the sciences. Trained as a medical doctor, Jemison became the first African-American woman in space in 1992. After retiring from NASA, Jemison established a company that develops new technologies and encourages students in the sciences.

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The proposed LEGO Ideas Women of NASA was immediately noticed by the LEGO fan community and has been warmly received by most science based and general interest sites such as CNET, Popular Science, Huffington Post and The New York Times just to name a few. It even caught the attention of NASA and the UN Women – wow that’s really something!

Weinstock’s project is also the second LEGO Ideas project that features women empowerment in the field of science, following the much welcomed LEGO Ideas Research Institute 21110 which was launched in 2014. However, like any other LEGO Ideas project, the Research Institute was only available on a limited run which makes it a retired product already. The discontinuation of this caused quite a stir within the LEGO community, with the LEGO Group at the receiving end of criticisms, saying that the company was not sincerely promoting women empowerment and gender equality with regard to its selection of minifigures.

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Several fans now worry that the proposed Women of NASA set might end up with the same fate like that of the Research Institute. As influential as LEGO is for being one of the largest toy manufacturers in the world, let’s hope that the LEGO Group will figure out ways on how it can actively promote the role of women in the field of science and other occupations. Perhaps LEGO can come up with an exclusive line of sets dedicated to women in various professional fields, or those depicting on high flying adventures.

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The LEGO Ideas Women of NASA joins the ranks of Voltron – Defender of the UniverseSpaceballs – Eagle 5The Addams Family Mansion, the Merchant’s House, the Large Hadron ColliderLEGO Observatory – Mountain View, and Modular Construction Site as the projects that qualify for the Second 2016 Review Stage this September.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum 76060 Found Over At Target.

August is now officially here, and with it comes a slew of new and exciting LEGO sets that we’re raring to have our hands on. There is one particular set that keeps on intriguing us, though. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) is already up over at shop.lego.com, however, it is a little bit ‘strange’ when such a set becomes another store exclusive. We received information that 76060 is a Target exclusive, both available online and at local Target stores retailing at $29.99. The image below was taken by Stephen himself directly from his cart when he purchased the set over at Target.

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Stephen intended to purchase this set directly from the LEGO Store, however, he was informed that it is a Target exclusive as of the moment. Now we’re not quite sure until when the Sanctum Sanctorum will be available over at Target. Assuming that this will be a highly sought after set considering that this is an early teaser of some sort before the film hits theaters on November 4,  it is wise to consider getting this early on.

Here is LEGO’s official description of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060), followed by a closer look at the set and the cool minifigs that goes along with it. Be sure to stay tuned at our official YouTube channel as Stephen and Jason explore and review the play features of this set.

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Pieces: 358; Price: $29.99  

Banish the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!

Team up and expel the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s mysterious headquarters with some super-heroic supernatural action! Fend it off with Doctor Strange’s mystical artifacts, and evade being captured by the portal beast’s tentacles using the cape of levitation. Send in Karl Mordo to battle the beast with his quarterstaff, and help The Ancient One strike with the powerful magical fans at her fingertips!

  • Includes 3 minifigures: Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo and The Ancient One.
  • Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum features a portal beast with rotating teeth, moving eyes and tentacles that can trap minifigures, shelves for mystical artifact accessories, levitation effect for 2 minifigures, and levitation function for Doctor Strange’s cloak.
  • Weapons include Karl Mordo’s quarterstaff and The Ancient One’s magical fans with eldritch calligraphy.
  • Accessory elements include Doctor Strange’s cloak of levitation and magical power elements with eldritch calligraphy markings.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 7-14.
  • Sanctum Sanctorum measures over 4” (11cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 7” (18cm) deep.

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UPDATE: Watch as Stephen reviews the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) over our YouTube channel.

It’s A Curtain Call For LEGO Bionicle As The Theme Comes To An End This 2016.

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The LEGO Group, via its Bionicle message board and Facebook page, has just announced that it will discontinue its longest running proprietary theme later this year.

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LEGO Bionicle began in 2001 introducing the Toa and their elemental powers to an eager young audience who avidly read their accompanying comics. The first generation of LEGO Bionicle lasted until 2009, to be replaced by LEGO’s similarly buildable theme, Hero Factory. Just last year, LEGO decided to revive the story of the Toa with an all new set of characters, a cool interactive website, and an exclusive Netflix series. However, in spite of all this and the general enthusiasm of its fans, TLG deemed it necessary to pull the curtain to one of their home-grown themes because as it seems, Bionicle’s second generation really didn’t click with the wider audience.

Here’s the full press release from the LEGO Bionicle Team.

THE CONCLUSION OF “THE JOURNEY TO ONE” MARKS THE END FOR LEGO® BIONICLE® GENERATION 2

Fans, today we have to share the news with you that we have made the tough decision to discontinue LEGO® BIONICLE® at the end of 2016. NETFLIX has just started streaming the final two episodes of “The Journey to One” the ending of which, will put an end to any speculation about the future of LEGO® BIONICLE®.

With the 2015 relaunch of LEGO® BIONICLE®, we set out to revive a childhood favorite of fans worldwide, and bring it to a new group of children who were too young to have known and played with LEGO® BIONICLE® Generation 1. From your wonderful feedback over the last year, we feel very proud to have performed that task. Currently, the last wave of LEGO® BIONICLE® products is launching in Europe and North America. These products will, however, not reach the shelves in Asia and the Pacific markets.

Next up is the #BIONICLEbuildmakuta Rebrick Contest, starting August 1st, that will give you a chance to compete for some unique prizes. All you have to do is to give us your best shot at the Evil Overlord himself. Through the rest of the year, we will keep sharing artwork and other things that may be of interest to you on LEGO.com/bionicle and facebook.com/LEGOBionicle

On behalf of the LEGO® BIONICLE® team we would like to say that it has been absolutely thrilling to work on a theme that evokes so much interest, dedication and emotion. We would like to thank you for taking in LEGO® BIONICLE® Generation 2 and sharing all your builds, stories, artwork, joy, criticism and praise. By doing so you have not only expanded the universe but also made the amazing BIONICLE® Community even stronger and more amazing. We are confident that you will ensure that BIONICLE® lives on.

The BIONICLE Team

 

Though it’s quite disappointing to hear such news, we’re pretty sure that LEGO has something in the works to fill in the gap. Be sure to catch the final two episodes of “The Journey to One” over at Netflix as LEGO promises more details on the future of the LEGO Bionicle line.

 

Thanks Brother Bricks for the heads up.

A Look At The 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars Minifigures and Contents.

The holidays are just around the corner, and for every LEGO enthusiast the yearly LEGO Advent Calendar provides a welcomed surprise worth waiting for. Thanks to Amazon France, we now have a sneak peek on what’s in store inside these Advent Calendars, focusing on LEGO’s three most successful themes. Clicking the links below will lead you to the product’s pre-order page.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016 (75146) – Estimated to be at USD 38.99

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2016 (60133) – Estimated to be at USD 22.99

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2016 (41131) – Estimated to be at USD 21.99

Since Amazon France has already revealed these 2016 LEGO Advent Calendars, we can expect them to appear locally anytime soon. Take a look at each of the theme’s contents through the images below.

 

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013) Now Officially Revealed!

The much awaited LEGO CMF Series 16 (71013) is finally out! LEGO just made their official announcement via their Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the announcement also posted at shop.LEGO.com. Though the reveal is not really groundbreaking considering that the LEGO CMF Series 16 has already appeared at some Toys R Us stores and even at select LEGO Stores as well. Nevertheless, it’s good that TLG had come out with the announcement, together with the official names of the minifigures in the series. With a great feel guide at hand, landing your favorite Series 16 minifig is just a walk in the park.

Here’s LEGO’s official description of 71013, together with the names and taglines of each minifigure.

Collect the LEGO® Minifigures, Series 16—A story in every bag! 

Bring new and exciting play possibilities to existing LEGO® sets, with Series 16 of the LEGO Minifigures Collection, featuring a Desert Warrior, Penguin Boy, Ice Queen, Spy, Banana Guy, Hiker, Kickboxer, Spooky Boy, Rogue, Cyborg, Cute Little Devil, Dog Show Winner, Scallywag Pirate, Babysitter, Wildlife Photographer and a Mariachi. Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag, together with one or more accessories, plus a display plate and collector’s leaflet

  • Every minifigure comes with one or more accessories.
  • Collect this exciting new series of LEGO® Minifigures characters and create new and wonderful adventures.
  • Combine with LEGO® building sets for endless play possibilities.
  • Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains 1 of the 16 characters available in this collection. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you purchase more than one ‘mystery’ bag, you may receive 2 or more identical minifigures.

 

Ice Queen

Ice Queen

“Is it chilly in here, or is it just me?”

 

 

Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior

“I know every grain of sand in the desert. Many of them by name.”

 

 

Cyborg

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“I’m the best of both worlds.”

 

 

Cute Little Devil

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“It wasn’t me!”

 

 

Spooky Boy

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“I want to come play with you.”

 

 

Hiker

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“Huh, that rock looks familiar…”

 

 

Wildlife Photographer

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“Who could feel cold when there’s nature to see?”

 

 

Kickboxer

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“Kicking and boxing – it’s the perfect combination!”

 

 

Scallywag Pirate

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“Here’s the part where ye walk the plank!”

 

 

Penguin Boy

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“I can’t come inside now, Mom. I’m marching across the Antarctic ice!”

 

 

Rogue

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“If you want to be a Rogue, you’ve got to run with the wolves.”

 

 

Dog Show Winner

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“Honestly, there’s no reason why we would lose!”

 

 

Mariachi

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“Would you care for a serenade?”

 

 

Spy

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“When there’s no chance of success, I’m on the job.”

 

 

Banana Guy

Banana Guy
“Did somebody say BANANA?!?”

 

 

Babysitter

Babysitter

“Everything is just so cute!”

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.

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.