First Look At The Official Images of LEGO Seasonal Halloween Vampire and Bat 40203!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and LEGO has something in store for everyone looking for a treat. We already bumped into this next seasonal set when LEGO hinted about it the back of the building instructions of the LEGO Easter Seasonal Set Spring Chicken (40202) when it was released last February. More of like a promotion rather than preview, the LEGO Seasonal Halloween Vampire and Bat Set (40203) is prominently seen in this photo courtesy of Sophie from LCC Builders.

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This time around, LEGO servers have recently uploaded set 40203’s official images which you can find below. Take a look.

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As we can surmise from these images, the LEGO Vampire and Bat set comes in at 150 pieces and will retail at $9.99 according to Brickset. It reportedly has a release date of September, according to Promo Bricks and will be a LEGO Store exclusive both online and in-stores.

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So what do you think about this set? Are you excited about it? Join in the discussion over our Facebook page, or write your comments below.

 

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Another Historic US Landmark Now Gets The LEGO Treatment: A Look At The LEGO Architecture US Capitol Building 21030.

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There’s so much to anticipate with LEGO’s September Store Calendar, one of which is the LEGO Architecture US Capitol Building 21030. We first learned about this brick-built version of the iconic US landmark last January during Nuremberg’s Toy Fair in Germany. News has been quite slow since then regarding this excellent set, though Amazon’s UK site has previously listed 21030 in their database last April, but for some reason the entry has been removed. However, as of the moment, set 21030 has reappeared and this time it lands on Amazon’s Japanese website.

Just recently, The LEGO Group has finally released its official press release for the LEGO Architecture US Capitol Building 21030 together with some close up photos. According to TLG, set 21030 comes with more than 1,000 elements and bricks and will retail at $99.99. It will be available for sale directly through LEGO brand stores and at shop.LEGO.com beginning September 1.

 

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21030 United States Capitol Building
Ages 12+.  1032 pieces.
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build a LEGO® brick model of one of the world’s most architecturally impressive and symbolically important structures.

Located in Washington DC, the United States Capitol is a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture covering more than 1.5 million square feet and with over 600 rooms and miles of corridors. The building that we see today is the result of several major periods of construction that have taken place since president George Washington first laid the cornerstone on September 18, 1793. This meticulously detailed LEGO Architecture interpretation of the U.S. Capitol focuses on the structure’s striking white, columned façade with its famous steps and lawns, and features a removable dome for access to a detailed interior depicting the famous National Statuary Hall, complete with columns, statues and tiled floor.

• LEGO® Architecture interpretation of the real-world architectural landmark, the United States Capitol Building.
• Features the Capitol’s neoclassical façade, dome, colonnades, north and south wings, steps and lawns.
Remove the dome to access the rotunda, featuring columns, 8 statue elements and a tiled floor.
• The included booklet contains information about the design, architecture and history of the building (English language only. Other languages available for download at LEGO.com/architecture).
• LEGO® Architecture celebrates the world of architecture through the medium of the LEGO brick, and is developed for all with an interest in travel, design, history and architecture.
• This set includes over 1,000 LEGO® pieces.
• The scale of this model matches the LEGO® Architecture 21022 Lincoln Memorial.
• This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12+.
• Measures over 6” (16cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 1, 2016 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.

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Could This Be The New LEGO Star Wars The Death Star (75159) UCS Minifigures?

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Rumor has been thick regarding LEGO’s next D2C exclusive coming this September. We already know that one of these is the Winter Holiday Train (10254) which will be made available for early access to all VIP members starting September 15. To sweeten the deal, LEGO opted to throw in another direct-to-consumer exclusive alongside the release of 10254. Though we haven’t heard of any official confirmation from LEGO as of this writing (which we strongly feel could happen anytime soon), there is strong reason to believe that this will be the next LEGO Ultimate Collector Series that will pay tribute to the most fearsome weapon ever devised in the Star Wars galaxy.

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The LEGO Star Wars Death Star 10188 (2008).

Thanks to German LEGO fan site Promo Bricks, we now have a glimpse of what could be the second iteration of the Empire’s Ultimate Weapon, taking inspiration from the first LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188) created in 2008. This second version of the planetary weapon – which has now been added to Brickset’s database as LEGO Star Wars The Death Star (75159) – is also believed to be the second D2C exclusive that will be released alongside the Winter Holiday Train.

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Meaning to say, LEGO VIP members will be entitled for an early access on September 15, and will be eventually offered to the general public on October 1, 2016 – a good two months before the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One, hit theaters this December.

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According to Promo Bricks, 75159 will consist of 4,016 parts and will retail at 499.99 Euros, which is roughly equivalent to 565 USD, making it to the ranks of being another UCS version of the first LEGO Death Star. Here’s a rough Google translate on what Promo Bricks have to say:

The new Death Star may be assembled from 4,016 parts. By comparison, the final Death Star (10188) consisted of 3,803 parts and included 24 minifigures. Has also changed the sales price. So the new model in the LEGO Store will cost 499.99 euros, 80 euros more than its predecessor.

On a similar note, Promo Bricks also revealed what could be the most interesting part of The Death Star (75159). The site mentions that the upcoming Ultimate Collector Series will consist of the following minifigures:

  • Grand Moff Tarkin 
  • Imperial Officer 
  • Imperial Navy Officer 
  • Imperial astromech 
  • Chewbacca 
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2 
  • Han Solo 
  • Han Solo (disguise) 
  • Luke Skywalker (disguise) 
  • Luke Skywalker (final duel) 
  • Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) 
  • Princess Leia 
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi 
  • Darth Vader 
  • Death Star Gunner 
  • Death Star Droid 
  • Emperor’s Royal Guard 
  • Emperor Palpatine 
  • Stormtropper 
  • Death Star Trooper

Noticeably, this set of minifigures does not differ significantly from that of the first LEGO Death Star UCS. However, Promo Bricks emphasized that LEGO’s designers did an excellent job of giving the original minifigs a revamp of some sorts.

Like the last model LEGO® has his new Death Star again donated 24 Minifigures, you can expect somehow even with the selling price. Here the designer in Billund certainly have again done a great job, because numerous figures have been revised to shine in a new outfit. My favorite is the blue Imperial astromech.

 As I mentioned earlier, it may not take long before we hear any official words from the LEGO Group about the details of the LEGO Star Wars The Death Star (75159). As exciting as it may sound, it will be prudent to consider these things as tentative. What do you think of this next LEGO Star Wars UCS set? Do you think it will live up to its hype? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or head over to our Facebook page and join in the discussions.

It’s A Magical Day For VIP Members With The Early Release Of The LEGO Disney Castle 71040.

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It was teased in LEGO’s August Store Calendar as an exclusive D2C set a few months ago, and this time around LEGO VIP members are in for a magical journey into the heart of Disney kingdom: enter the LEGO Disney Castle 71040! Starting today and until the end of this month, LEGO VIP members may now have the opportunity of an early access to this highly sought after set.

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Coming in at a massive 4,080 pieces, the LEGO Disney Castle is now available for all VIP members retailing at $349.99 via shop.LEGO.com or any LEGO brand store and will be available to the general public beginning September 1, 2016.

Watch Stephen’s unboxing and review of the LEGO Disney Castle and see for yourself the magic within the walls of this majestic set.

More LEGO Batman Movie Rumored Sets That We Picked Up.

We recently featured a load of rumored LEGO sets – more than a hundred fifty to be exact – that are expected to debut in 2017 and covered almost all of LEGO’s active themes and upcoming movies as well. Two of these sets have been unveiled already with the announcement of the LEGO Batman Movie: The Batmobile (70905) and The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider (70906), and if we will take these reported rumors as true, then we can expect plenty more sets to arrive considering that there is a total of 15 expected sets that LEGO will release that will surely make the Caped Crusader beaming with smiles.

Other than the 2 confirmed sets mentioned above, LEGO is still understandably mum on the rest of the LEGO Batman Movie sets. However, LEGO insider Delta Customs may give us some hints on the shape of things to come. He shared several descriptions of these sets over at his Instagram account and credits them to a certain ‘Captain Unicorn’ (now, that’s something that you don’t hear everyday).

First off, is a possible LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum that is expected to retail at around $100. According to Delta Customs, the size of this revamped ‘treatment center’ for Gotham’s criminally deranged villains will be almost as that of its predecessor, the LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937) released in 2013. However, this newer version will be based primarily on how the Asylum will be portrayed in the LEGO Batman Movie. What is interesting about the set is its sheer number of villains rendered in their minifigure forms. The rumored LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum will feature a total of 12 minifigures: Batman, Barbara Gordon, Aaron Cash, 2 Arkham Guards, Harleen Quinzel (presumably in her professional outfit), Joker, Two-Face, the Riddler, and three more unnamed villains. The villains in this set are said to be in garbed in Arkham’s jumpsuits.

Next is a newer rendition of the Batcave as we saw it featured in the trailers. The supposedly new LEGO Batman Movie Batcave will particularly boast of with tons details such as the various Bat costumes of the Caped Crusader, a walkway leading to the Batcomputer similar to how it was shown in the official trailer, and an Alfred minifigure. Other highlights of the set include the Batboat and a brick-built duck ride for the Penguin and several of his arctic bird minions similar to that of the Wildlife Photographer as seen from LEGO’s CMF Series 16. The little penguins are seen carrying some attachments on their back.

In addition to this, we’ll be seeing the LEGO Batman Movie Batwing, though this one is different from the one seen in the trailer and is shaped more like a bat. The plane’s cockpit is the head of the bat, and a Poison Ivy minifigure will be included in the set.

Killer Croc is slated to be featured in the movie and he will also have a set dedicated to him. The LEGO Batman Movie Killer Croc Swamp set will feature a big fig version of the reptilian powerhouse, and it is rumored that this bigfig rendition will be as big as that of the Rancor as seen in LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit 75005. That will be a huge plus point for this set in case this rumor turns out to be true. The Killer Croc Swamp set also comes with a buildable red pick up truck, swamp like builds, including a unique animal skull, and minifigures of Batman, Zebra Man, and Tarantula.

Other tidbits of info that Delta Customs shared about some of the sets also include:

  • A Mr. Freeze minifig in an exo-suit, Batman, and a hostage belonging to one of the smaller sets.
  • The Penguin will also get ‘a really cool car’, one that will rival Joker’s Notorious Lowrider.
  • Plenty of new, random minifigures: Tarantula, Zebra Man, Kite Man, Calendar Man.
  • Plenty of vehicles to go around for villains.

It will certainly be great to see these vehicles have their own sets.

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In similar news, several sources over at Eurobricks also mention that a Catwoman bike set will also make its appearance and the one which most of us are waiting for, is a complete line up of collectible minifigures dedicated to the LEGO Batman Movie. It is reported to comprise of 20 minifigures instead of the usual 16.

Like any other rumor, we always everyone to bear in mind that these are all predictions and speculations unless the LEGO Group releases their official announcement. However, knowing that there are some folks who usually turn out to be 99% accurate in their predictions surely gives us something to look forward to.

Be sure to keep tabs with the LEGO Batman Movie’s official website for official announcements and other cool stuff. So what do you think about these rumors and predictions? What are you most excited about all of these? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks to the Brick Fan for the tip.

LEGO Star Wars Rogue One TIE Striker 75154 Now Up At Target.

Following the ‘unintended’ reveal of Amazon Italy regarding LEGO’s latest Rogue Sets (sorry guys, we have to remove our previous post on this, including the pictures that goes with as per request of The LEGO Group), Target USA Online has just listed one of the elusive sets under the Rogue One banner: the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One TIE Striker 75154. The set comes in 543 pieces and includes 4 minifigures namely, a TIE Pilot, an Imperial Ground Crew, Imperial Shoretrooper, and an Endor Rebel Trooper. Again, we’re posting this under the assumption that Target, like Amazon, is one of LEGO’s legit partners so we don’t see anything wrong if we will repost their official listings here. Unless they left another curious Gungan to toy around with their database and cause havoc, then we will keep this post up here on our site.

With that being said, here’s Target’s official product description for the 75154, followed by some pretty neat high-res images. Thanks to Toys N Bricks for the heads up.

 

LEGO® Star Wars TIE Striker 75154

Join the battle against the rebels! Play out iconic sky battles with the amazing TIE Striker. With large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, this amazing model is the perfect opponent for any rebel starfighter. Includes 4 minifigures. 

  • Includes 4 minifigures: TIE Pilot, Imperial ground crew, Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit
  • Features large adjustable wings, a minifigure cockpit with top and front access, opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters
  • Weapons include a blaster pistol, blaster rifle and a double-barreled blaster (E-22)
  • Accessory elements include electrobinoculars and a comlink
  • Recreate fantastic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One
  • The perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14
  • Measures over 2” (6cm) high, 16” (41cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide

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Though this has been around for two days now, Rogue One’s second official trailer deserves our respect – so much so that we’re posting it here again to our hearts’ content. Enjoy.

 

More Than 150 New LEGO Sets Rumored To Debut In 2017.

We’re now halfway through year, and as expected, this is usually the time where we can hear reports of how the LEGO landscape will look once 2017 kicks in. Discussions are very much alive across LEGO fan forums, especially at Eurobricks, on what The LEGO Group has to offer by next year. We already had a glimpse of these through some of TLG’s initial reveals like the LEGO Batman Movie The Batmobile (70905) and LEGO Batman Movie The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider (70906) , LEGO Marvel Superheroes Hulk VS Red Hulk, the latest addition to the Mighty Micros series both from DC Comics and Marvel Superheroes lines, and a brick-built set of LEGO Ideas Adventure Time (21308).

Thanks to an excellent summary provided by the Brick Fan, we now have an overview of what to expect from LEGO with some of these sets now appearing in Brickset’s database with most of it coming from the LEGO Ninjago Movie slated to hit theaters sometime in September next year.  Again, be wary that some of these names and set numbers are not final, and were gathered from multiple sources across Eurobricks forums. With that out of the way, let’s now take a look at our list.

 

Architecture

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21032 Sydney
21033 Chicago
21034 London
21035 Guggenheim Museum

 

City

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60135 Gangster Squad
60138 Police Chase
60144 Sports Plane
60147 Fishing Boat

(Unnumbered)
Money Truck
Beach Buggy
Monster Truck
Truck with Catamaran
Truck with Quads
Pizza Van
Dragster Transport
Street Sweeper and Truck
Mobile Police Truck
Police Starter Set
Police Station
Bank Robbery
Service Truck Heist

 

Creator (no official names assigned to these set numbers yet)

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31056
31057
31058
31059
31060
31061
31062
31063
31064
31065

 

DC Super Hero Girls (no official names assigned to these set numbers yet)

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41230
41231
41232
41233
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41235

 

Disney Princess

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41143 Berry’s Kitchen
41144 Petite’s Riding Set
41147 Anna’s Freezing Adventures
41148 Elsa’s Winter Palace
41149 Moana Disney Princess Set
41120 Moana Disney Princess Set

 

Elves (no official names assigned to these set numbers yet)

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41181
41182
41183
41184
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It has been mentioned that leprechauns will be the Elves’ latest antagonists in 2017, which will be likely included together with the abovementioned sets.

 

Friends

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41305 Emma’s Photo Studio
41306 Mia’s Beach Bike
41307 Friends Set
41308 Stephanie’s Bakery
41309 Andrea’s Show
41310 Heartlake Present Service
41311 Heartlake Pizzeria
41312 Heartlake Gym
41313 Heartlake Swimming Bath
41314 Stephanie’s House

(No official names assigned yet to these Friends sets.)

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Marvel Super Heroes

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Captain America Jet
Three Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sets
A set centered on Agent Coulson (with his car named Lola) from S.H.I.E.L.D., Ironman, and the Detroit Steel.
Hulk vs. Red Hulk

 

Mighty Micros: DC Comics and Marvel Super Heroes

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76068 Mighty Micros: Superman vs. Bizarro
76069 Mighty Micros: Batman vs. Killer Moth
76070 Mighty Micros: Wonder Woman vs. Doomsday

(Unnumbered)
Spiderman vs. The Scorpion
Wolverine vs. Magneto
Iron Man vs. Thanos

 

Minecraft

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21129 Mushroom Island
21130 Nether Train
21131 Ice Towers
21132 Jungle Temple
21133 Witch House
21134 Secret Waterfall Escape

 

Nexo Knights

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70363 Action Macy
70364 Action Aaron
70365 Action Axl
70366 Action Lance
70347 Bike from the Kings soldiers
70348 Lance’s Cruiser
70349 Ruina’s Vehicle
70351 Clay’s Blaster Jet
70352 Jestro’s Monstrous Monster Vehicle
Triple-Rocker (unnumbered)

 

Ninjago

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70621 Vermillion Trap‎
70622 Desert Dragster‎
70623 Shadow of the Destiny’s Bounty‎
70624 Vermillion Villain‎
70625 Turbomobile of the Samurai‎
70626 Disastrous Dusk
70627 Dragon Wrought‎

 

Star Wars

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75123 Buildable Figure
75124 Buildable Figure
75125 Buildable Figure
75160 Microfighter
75161 Microfighter
75162 Microfighter
75163 Microfighter
75164 Rogue One – Rebel Battle Pack
75165 Rogue One – Imperial Battle Pack
75168 Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter‎
75169 Landspeeder
75170 Phantom
75172 Rogue One Set
75173  Duel of the Fates
75174 Desert Skiff‎
75179 ROTJ Lando Set

 

TECHNIC

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42057 Helicopter‎
42058 Stunt Bike‎
42059 Stunt Truck
42060 Street Working Cars‎‎
42061 Container Transport‎‎
42064 Searching Ship‎
42065 RC Tracked Racer‎
Air Race Jet with Power Functions
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Bike

LEGO TECHNIC is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017 and to mark the occasion, the abovementioned sets will come with a special commemorative brick.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie

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There is a total of 15 reported sets that LEGO will release in line with the movie: 10 of it is slated to be released in the first half of 2017, while 5 of it for the latter half.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

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LEGO is fond of using code names for their later-to-be-revealed sets. Rumor has it that there will be a total of 13 sets that TLG will offer on the second half of 2017 just in time of the film’s theatrical debut in September 22, 2017.  Can you guess what these codes mean?

70606 Ninjago Movie GA
70607 Ninjago Movie 2
70608 Ninjago Movie SA
70609 Ninjago Movie MP
70610 Ninjago Movie JS
70611 Ninjago Movie SC
70612 Ninjago Movie LD
70613 Ninjago Movie NW
70614 Ninjago Movie JJ
70615 Ninjago Movie KM
70616 Ninjago Movie ZT
70617 Ninjago Movie BS
70620 Ninjago Movie NC

 

And there we have it. If we counted it right that is a total of 153, all-new sets that LEGO is rumored to have in store for us in 2017. Again, as exciting as it may sound, we ought to grab the salt shaker and take these things with a grain of salt, and we don’t want to chase another cloud of smoke so to speak. So what do you think about these sets? What are you most excited about? Tell us what you think in the comments below or visit our Facebook page and join in to the discussions.

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.