LEGO Technic Wheel Excavator 42055 Now Listed At Amazon Japan and France.

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Last May, we showed you some of the pretty cool LEGO Technic summer sets that are expected to be released sometime during the second half of the year. One of the awesome Technic sets that fans are looking forward to is the gargantuan LEGO Technic Wheel Excavator (42055). Coming in at an astounding 3,927 pieces, it is by far the largest Technic set that LEGO came up with, and it surely shows in the size of its build, with the mini cabin and mining truck giving it a human scale so to speak that lets you imagine how the Wheel Excavator can be massive in real life. Such set is practically targeted towards older LEGO builders and AFOLs, with several power functions that allow you to control the conveyor belt and rotating bucket excavators. Though it is quite limited in its play value, building this set using almost 4,000 parts will prove to be an enticing challenge for any experienced builder. Plus the host of new Technic parts may prove to be useful as well.

Watch this video from Hobby Media for a closer look at the functions of the LEGO Technic Wheel Excavator 42055.

For Technic fans that are raring to have their try on the 42055, it is great to know that Amazon Japan and Amazon France have already listed this largest LEGO Technic set over at their websites with a release date of August 5 and August 2 respectively. There is no official release date mention as of to date at shop.LEGO.com but given the timing of its release, and the debut of another Technic release, the LEGO Technic Volvo EW160E (42053), as mentioned in LEGO’s August Store Calendar, we’re pretty confident that we’ll be seeing the Wheel Excavator anytime soon.

What do you think about this largest LEGO Technic set ever made? The retail price may be quite hefty, but do you think it’s worth adding to your collection? Share your thoughts and tell us what you think.

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Take A Look At Our Review Of The LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Escape From Ra’s al Ghul 76056.

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Last May, we had our first look of the official images of the latest set under the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes line, the Batman: Escape From Ra’s al Ghul 76056. We’re simply excited for the set considering that we have three new minifigures that will debut together with 76056: for a price point of just $29.99, you’ll get 257 pieces worth of bricks, a set with 4 awesome play features, and new minifigures of Ra’s al Ghul, Thalia al Ghul, and Desert Batman. Here’s LEGO’s official description of 76056 for our reference, followed by Stephen’s review:

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman: Escape From Ra’s al Ghul 76056

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Break out Robin™ from Ra’s al Ghul’s secret headquarters!

Take the enemy by surprise and crash Desert Batman’s Buggy through the gates of Ra’s al Ghul’s hideout. Draw your sword as you duel with Talia al Ghul™ at the top of the staircase! Evade Ra’s al Ghul™ jumping out of the Lazarus Pit and rescue Robin™ from the cell—but watch out for the swinging axe trap!

  • Includes 4 minifigures: Desert Batman™, Ra’s al Ghul™, Robin™ and Talia al Ghul™.
  • Features Ra’s al Ghul’s secret headquarters and Desert Batman’s Buggy.
  • Secret headquarters features 2 opening gates for Desert Batman’s Buggy to smash through, a winding staircase with a green diamond-style element and lever-operated swinging axe trap, Lazarus Pit area with translucent-green liquid-style element, a catapult to launch Ra’s al Ghul into battle, and a prison cell for Robin™ with exploding door function.
  • Buggy features 2 stud shooters and weapon holders for Desert Batman’s Batarang and sword.
  • Weapons include Desert Batman’s sword and Batarang, Talia al Ghul’s sword, Ra’s al Ghul’s sword, Robin’s fighting stick and an axe.
  • Accessory elements include Desert Batman’s mask and cape, Ra’s al Ghul’s cape and a black scorpion.
  • Also includes a comic book!
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for children ages 6-12.
  • Ra’s al Ghul’s secret headquarters measures over 3” (10cm) high, 7” (20cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
  • Desert Batman’s Buggy measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.

As pointed out by Stephen in his review, the Escape From Ra’s al Ghul set is definitely worth the buck. Considering the play features that come in a small to medium sized set such as this, and with minifigures that will eventually be popular among minifig collectors, LEGO as it seems, did a great job in balancing cost and excellent features. From the Desert Batman Buggy, a staircase with a swinging axe trap, exploding prison cage, allowing Robin to escape, and the Lazarus Pit with catapult functions, the 76056 is one cool play set. It is already up and available over at shop.LEGO.com, and at all LEGO Stores with plenty of stocks to go around as of today. If you’re a LEGO VIP and are planning to get this set eventually, I suggest you take advantage of LEGO’s July’s promotional with its free exclusive LEGO Classic Knights set 5004419 which can be yours for a minimum purchase of $50 and more. You might have to hurry with this one because this exclusive will only be available until July 10 next week or until supplies last.

 

So what do you think of the LEGO DC Superheroes Batman: Ra’s al Ghul set? Will you consider getting one for yourself? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.

LEGO Birthday Buddy 40226 Found At LEGO Servers.

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LEGO servers at cache.lego.com have been recently updated with a new set of building instructions that point out to a delightful party treat that everyone will surely enjoy. Named as the LEGO Birthday Buddy 40226, the set comes in 133 pieces and presumably in a boxed packaging. It resembles a chocolate cupcake with a candle on top, with a build reminiscent to that of the LEGO Mixels theme. It’s kind of cute and frankly speaking, and if you’re familiar with Nintendo’s pink puffball Kirby, then you’ll probably get the idea.

The Birthday Buddy is a birthday party themed set that is a good companion from last year’s similarly themed exclusive, the LEGO Birthday Table Decoration 40153. This popular seasonal set comes in 120 pieces and has a price of $9.99, featuring a pop-up jester minifigure and buildable numbers from 1-99 – a suitable birthday gift for any LEGO fan both young and old.

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Given the price per piece of the 40153, the LEGO Birthday Buddy 40226 may perhaps be a boxed set similarly priced at $9.99. We might also see the 40226 posted later on at shop.lego.com, at any LEGO Certified Stores, and at LEGOLAND parks. These are just assumptions though, so we’ll keep a close eye for more news about this set so stay tuned here at the Brick Show for more LEGO news and updates!

 

Thanks to Promo Bricks for the heads up!

 

Here’s A Look At The Official Images Of LEGO’s Exclusive July Promotional – The Classic Knights Set 5004419.

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We have another reason to be excited this month of July, especially after LEGO published its July Store Calendar.  Starting June 30 until July 10, LEGO VIP members will be treated to an exclusive promotional for purchases of any LEGO sets worth $50 and above. This is one exclusive that is expected to run out fast since it is quite rare that LEGO releases some of its classic collections, similar to their previous Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) promotional back in 2014, and the Classic Pirate Minifigure in 2015.

This year, LEGO brings back another classic, coming straight from the medieval times – the LEGO Classic Knights Set 5004419. LEGO has uploaded the official images for this retro-themed set at cache.LEGO.com, which gives us a closer look at this impressive promotional. The box itself is exquisitely impressive that it is good enough to be a collectible. It even pays tribute to the older LEGO System by adding a touch of nostalgia with its box design and logo.

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5004419 comes with a Classic Knight minifigure reminiscent from the early 80’s as you can see from the free collectible stickers that comes bundled with it.

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For a promotional price point of $50, this is one extremely good catch considering the many exclusives that LEGO will be releasing starting this month like the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto 1 & Ecto 2 (75828) and the LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253) just to name a few. You may also check out on Stephen reviews of the 75828 and 10253 over at our YouTube channel.

 

So what do you think of this month LEGO Store promotional? Let’s talk about it in the comments section below.

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto 1 and 2 (75828) Now Available At shop.LEGO.com

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Since the release of the LEGO Store July Calendar a couple of weeks ago, fans have been raring to have their try on the newest LEGO set on an all-girl, femme fatale version of the new Ghostbusters featuring a remake of the iconic Ecto 1 and 2 vehicles. Starting this month, Abby, Erin, Jillian, Patty and Kevin will speed their way in pursuit of the dastardly Mayhem aboard their ghost-busting Caddie and motorbike. Take a look at LEGO’s full description below.

Speed after Mayhem with the LEGO® Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1 & 2 vehicles!

The demon is getting away! Pack the gear into the rear of the Ecto-1, start up the engine and help the Ghostbusters™ heroes get ready for a thrilling hot pursuit. Take aim and zap Mayhem to contain him in the trap or help Kevin join the fight on the Ecto-2 motorbike! Battle the flying phantom or role-play other fun scenes from the 2016 Ghostbusters™ movie.

Includes 5 minifigures: Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan and Kevin, plus a Mayhem figure.

The Ecto-1 vehicle features Ghostbusters™ logo decoration, removable roof with paranormal detection equipment, seats for 4 Ghostbusters™ heroes, opening front doors, rear storage with opening door for some ghostbusting accessories, side ladder and an ECTO-1 license plate.

The Ecto-2 motorbike features a rear storage box and ECTO-2 license plate.

Weapons include 4 proton packs, proton sidearm and an ion shield gun.

Accessory elements include a PKE Meter, 2 traps and a toolbox.

Ghostbusters™ minifigures come with decorated arms.

Recreate and role-play action scenes from the 2016 Ghostbusters™ movie.

This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 8-14.

Ecto-1 measures over 4” (11cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

Ecto-2 measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and under 1” (2cm) wide.

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The LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto and 2 (75828) comes at 556 pieces and is now available at shop.LEGO.com retailing at $59.99. We had a first look at 75828 during this year’s New York Toy Fair back in January.

We also have tons of official pictures available for the 75828 which you can find here if you want a closer look. Stay tuned for Jason and Stephen’s review on this latest LEGO Ghostbusters set only here at the Brick Show!

 

UPDATE: As promised, here’s Stephen’s review of the 2016 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto 1 and 2. Enjoy!


 

 

More 2017 LEGO Mighty Micros Revealed!

Two days ago, LEGO gave us a glimpse of their 2017 DC Superheroes Mighty Micros, expected to debut at the San Diego Comic-Con this month. Hot off the trail from this reveal, LEGO has just posted via their Facebook page a variant to their miniaturized, adorable creations.  We now have our first glimpse of LEGO’s Marvel Superheroes Mighty Micros line. Though LEGO has not yet provided the official names of these three pairs, guessing what they might be called based on these images, is a no-brainer.

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Spider-Man VS The Scorpion

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Wolverine VS Magneto

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Iron Man VS Thanos

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It’s kind of cute to see how LEGO was able to pattern these Mighty Micros vehicles similar to the color and personality of the superheroes/villains that ride them. Personally, I like how Magneto’s ride was built, highlighting the U-shape magnet on his car. The same goes for Thanos and his obsession to take hold of what’s known as the Infinity Gauntlet.

Similar to their DC counterparts, LEGO will showcase these sets at SDCC 2016 from July 21 to 24. However, they will be made available to the public by January next year retailing at $9.99. It seems that LEGO will have something under its sleeve, with more sets to be revealed as they walk the road leading to this year’s San Diego Comic Con. So be sure to bookmark our site for more LEGO news update only here at the Brick Show!

Take A Look At These Latest LEGO Creator Sets Designer Videos.

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LEGO recently released its next wave of designer videos, and this time focusing on its most recent LEGO Creator releases: the Treehouse Adventures (31053), Vacation Getaways (31052), Lighthouse Point (31051), and Twin Spin Helicopter (31049). Featuring 3-in-1 functionalities, these Creator sets are packed with play features and virtually endless building possibilities owing to its modular design. It’s also quite entertaining to watch how engaged these LEGO designers are during their presentation. It’s hard for any AFOL not to turn green with envy on how much fun these designers are having. Set descriptions are courtesy of LEGO. Take a look.

 

LEGO Creator Treehouse Adventures (31053)

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Spend happy days playing in the amazing treehouse!

Enjoy exciting adventures with this colorful 3-in-1 LEGO® Creator model. Help the children build the treehouse. Lower the pulley to hoist up the planks, hammer the wood together and use the paint roller to add the final touches. When you’re done building, put your tools in the secret hiding place and hoist the treehouse flag! Use the squirt gun to ward off invaders and have fun looking after the tiny blue jay and the frog that live in the tree. Rebuild to create a cool clubhouse or an awesome tree fort.

 

LEGO Creator Vacation Getaways (31052)

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Head for sunnier climes with the Vacation Getaways set!

Enjoy travelling adventures with this amazing 3-in-1 LEGO® Creator set, featuring an awesome camper packed with everything you need for the perfect vacation, including a luxurious interior with toilet, fold up bed, kitchen, sofa and TV. Unpack the foldout table and chairs from the camper’s roof, extend the awning and enjoy a peaceful barbecue. Then take the motorboat for a spin, try some bear spotting, or study the map and plan your next journey in the wonderful camper! Rebuild to create a perfect summer home or an awesome yacht.

 

LEGO Creator Lighthouse Point (31051)

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Meet the wildlife at the brightly lit Lighthouse Point!

Enjoy seashore adventures with this amazing 3-in-1 LEGO® Creator set, featuring a cozy lighthouse and lightkeeper’s cottage with a detailed interior, including a table, chair, lamp and a painting. Climb up to the gallery for a bird’s-eye view and turn on the lighthouse beacon to guide passing ships. Then enjoy a delicious drink at the lightkeeper’s cottage, where you can see the friendly orca go by, before a pleasant evening sat around the open fire while the waves lap on the seashore. When you feel like a change, simply move the modular sections to remodel the set or rebuild it to create a house with pier and speedboat, or a boathouse.

 

LEGO Creator Twin Spin Helicopter (31049)

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Conquer ice and snow with the 3-in-1 Twin Spin Helicopter!

Power up the Twin Spin rotors of this awesome machine and take to the skies. Lower the winch, hook up the tracked snowcat vehicle and airlift it to its destination. Perform perfect landings on ice and snow with the helicopter’s cool skis! The 3-in-1 LEGO® Creator Twin Spin Helicopter features a high-tech design with a light-blue and white color scheme and can be rebuilt to create a snowmobile with functioning winch or a single-engine airplane with spinning propeller.

These LEGO Creator releases are now available at shop.LEGO.com. So which do you think is the best LEGO Creators from these sets? Share your choice in the comments section below.

 

 

 

 

LEGO Unveils Its New Line Of DC Comics Superheroes Mighty Micros Sets For 2017 Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con.

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LEGO just recently announced via its Facebook page that we’ll be seeing more of its adorable chibi-sized LEGO Mighty Micros just in time for another great set of reveals at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) next month.

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LEGO is known for featuring new sets and memorabilia during the said annual comic convention, and this time, excitement is building on what LEGO will unveil at the San Diego Convention Center come by July 21 to 24. Featuring the cute and miniaturized versions of our iconic DC superheroes together with their arch enemies, LEGO is expected to feature each of them during the SDCC. However, it is wise to keep our hands to ourselves since these LEGO Mighty Micros will not be available in the market until its launch day sometime next year. This confirms that LEGO has more in store for us with the Mighty Micros theme until 2017, and more so  under the DC Super Heroes banner.

Retailing next year at $9.99 each, these Mighty Micros feature classics such as Batman and Killer Moth, Wonder Woman VS Doomsday, and Superman VS Bizaaro as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.  Batman is featured in his classic caped crusader outfit together with the retro Batcopter, as he squares off with Killer Moth’s bug mobile. LEGO’s clever use of clear, transparent bricks outlines Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet as she faces the might of Doomsday. Finally, Superman battles his bizarre doppelganger, Bizarro, who now happens to be made available in a set rather than as a SDCC exclusive.

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Wonder Woman VS  Doomsday

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We’ll certainly keep watch as LEGO will have more surprises under its sleeve as we inch closer to this year’s biggest comic fan convention, so stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

 

 

Take A Look At The LEGO Inside Tour 2016 Exclusive Set.

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The last tour of this year’s famed LEGO Inside Tour has been finally concluded, and with it comes the exciting reveal of this year’s exclusive set that will leave its mark in the annals of LEGO history. Being a unique LEGO experience on its own held at the company’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark, the 2-day LEGO Inside Tour allows guests – 140 in all, divided into four groups – to see for themselves how LEGO bricks are made, to chat with top notch set designers, and to have an exclusive tour of the Ole Kirk Kristiansen’s original house and relive the humble beginnings of the most valued toy company in the world. You’ll also be delighted to know that LEGO managed to preserve their previous sets that they keep in their astounding vault.

Here’s what TLG has to say about the LEGO Inside Tour.

What is LEGO Inside Tour?

LEGO Inside Tour provides a unique look into the LEGO Group often referred to as ‘a once–in-a-lifetime experience’. You are invited inside Ole Kirk Kristiansen’s original house, featuring an extraordinary exhibition of LEGO sets and models that date back to 1934. You will meet LEGO employees and especially LEGO designers, who will introduce you to their daily work at the LEGO Group, and you will take part in a unique building experience together with LEGO designers. Part of the LEGO Inside Tour consists of a factory tour, where you can see how LEGO bricks are produced. LEGO Inside Tour also stops at the LEGO staff shop.

At the end of the tour, you will receive a unique gift exclusively produced in close cooperation with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen especially for this year’s LEGO Inside Tour participants.

The LEGO Group’s headquarters are based in Billund, Denmark, and here the LEGO Inside Tour will take place. Starting point of the 2-day tour is Hotel LEGOLAND®

So before we dive in to see the details of this year’s exclusive set, it is necessary to have a proper, insider perspective about the LEGO Inside Tour experience and to have a better appreciation of it. We’re fortunate to stumble upon an excellent piece written by Ms. Sophie of LCC Builders where she shared her once-in-a-lifetime experience of being a part of the LEGO Inside Tour. Be sure to check out her story right here.

This year’s LEGO Inside Tour is dedicated to the world’s largest and most beautiful LEGO truck ever made – the LEGO Truck Show (4000022). Thanks to Ms. Sophie for sharing these pictures of the LEGO Truck Show. Take a look.

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Here’s a look at the front and back side of the LEGO Truck Show’s box packaging, courtesy once again of LCC Builders.

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AFOL couple Daniel and Oriel Tsou from Singapore was fortunate enough to be a part of the first group who joined in this year’s LEGO Inside Tour. As soon as the last tour was concluded, they uploaded an excellent unboxing and review video of the LEGO Truck Show via their YouTube channel. Watch this.

For those of you who will keep a close watch for next year’s LEGO Inside Tour, be on the lookout this October and November since they usually open the registration for this special LEGO program as early as these months. Be sure to visit the LEGO Inside Tour webpage for more updates.

 

 

A big thanks once more to Ms. Sophie of LCC Builders and Allen Tran from the Brick Fan.

 

Here’s Some Of The Great LEGO Star Wars Deals Happening At Toys R Us Starting This Week.

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Toys R Us in the US is having a truck load sale of their LEGO Star Wars sets starting this week, and the sets that they’re putting on sale are great deals that offer more value for your money. With 20% discount on these 20 LEGO Star Wars sets spanning across all episodes of the Star Wars saga, there’s something that will surely catch your fancy. Click here for more info.

These are some of the LEGO Star Wars sets that caught our attention, both for their value for your money and excellent build.

LEGO Star Wars Carbon Freezing Chamber (75137) from $24.99 to $19.99

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LEGO Star Wars Poe’s X-Wing Fighter (75102) from $84.99 to $67.99

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LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Speeder (75099) from $19.99 to $15.99

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LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana (75139) from $59.99 to $47.99

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LEGO Star Wars First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter (75101) from $69.99 to $55.99

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel (75093) from $84.99 to $67.99

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LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader (75111) from $32.99 to $26.39

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In addition to these Star Wars sets being on sale, there are other LEGO sets outside of the Star Wars theme that TRU is also offering at great, discounted prices. Some of these are:

LEGO Super Heroes The Hydra Fortress Smash (76041) from $39.98 to $23.98

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LEGO Creator Forest Animals (31019) from $19.99 to $11.99

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Finally to cap it off, Toys N Bricks reports that starting June 19th until 25th, Toys R Us is also giving away a free LEGO City 30346 Prison Island Helicopter polybag with purchases above $30. The promo is currently an in-store deal and will likely run until supply lasts.

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Thanks to FBTB for the tip.