Official images have started showing up online for the summer LEGO 2016 Nexo Knights sets.
The LEGO Ideas Blog announced today the next two approved LEGO Ideas sets that will be coming to stores! They are the Adventure Time figures by aBetterMonkey and the Caterham Super Seven by Carl Greatrix. No official images or pricing yet available. The release dates were vague referencing late 2016 and early 2017.
Brickset.com alerted us on some useful tips scooped up by watchful LEGO fans regarding the latest sightings of some of the brick company’s latest sets. Based on submitted emails and comments by the faithful, Brickset received reports that sets being officially released this March are now starting to appear in stores quite early.
There might be variations between stores as expected. These are some of the sightings so far based on reports by brick fans and enthusiasts.
- Barnes and Noble – Elves
- Meijer – Captain America: Civil War, Mighty Micros, Star Wars
- Toys R Us – Speed Champions (available online through their website, here in the US)
- Walgreens – Minecraft
- Walmart – Elves, NINJAGO, Star Wars
- Toys R Us – Speed Champions
- LEGO Wear – Elves
Let us know of any similar sightings that you discover in your area. Just hit the comment button and share us what you find. For now, check out this excellent summary provided by Brothers Brick about the month of release and costs of the latest Star Wars sets that LEGO unveiled in the recently concluded NYTF.
2016 LEGO Star Wars Collection
75125 Resistance X-wing Fighter (87 pcs, $9.99)
75127 The Ghost (104 pcs, $9.99)
75128 TIE Advanced Prototype (93 pcs, $9.99)
75129 Wookiee Gunship (84 pcs, $9.99)
75130 AT-DP (76 pcs, $9.99)
75134 Galactic Empire Battle Pack (109 pcs, $12.99)
75133 Rebel Alliance Battle Pack (101 pcs, $12.99)
75135 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Interceptor (215 pcs, $24.99)
75136 Droid Escape Pod (197 pcs, $24.99)
75137 Carbon-Freezing Chamber (231 pcs, $24.99)
75138 Hoth Attack (233 pcs, $24.99)
75145 Eclipse Fighter (363 pcs, $29.99)
75147 Star Scavenger (558 pcs, $49.99)
75148 Encounter on Jakku (530 pcs, $59.99)
75149 Resistance X-wing Fighter (740 pcs, $79.99)
75150 Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced and A-wing Fighter (702 pcs, $89.99)
75151 Clone Turbo Tank (903 pcs, $109.99)
75157 Captain Rex’s AT-TE Walker (972 pcs, $119.99)
Tom and Jason did an excellent coverage of what is hot at the LEGO booth at the New York Toy Fair. Now that the 2016 Toy Fair comes to an end, let’s look back at the highlights of what LEGO has in store for this year. Here’s a round up of what we gathered in the NYTF.
One of the most anticipated LEGO sets revealed at the NYTF is the UCS Assault on Hoth (75098). Excitement was steadily building up to the day LEGO unveiled its latest Star Wars-based Ultimate Collectors Series. As it turned out, there were some mixed reactions about this ranging from sheer joy, to downright skepticism on what LEGO is actually offering with its newest UCS. This informative diagram is circulating a lot within Lego Reddit circles. Though we don’t know exactly to whom the credit belongs to for this photo, we’re sure that s/he has a very interesting take on what LEGO came up with in its Assault on Hoth UCS. Just send us some leads if you happen to know the source of this.
With that being said, let take a look on what LEGO has revealed so far during the 2016 NYTF. Tom Baker did an excellent overview of these new LEGO sets, with Jason and Stephen covering the heat of the action at NY.
2016 LEGO City Collection
2016 LEGO Elves Collection
LEGO Elves Full Summer Wave Collection
2016 LEGO Friends Collection
2016 LEGO Disney Princess Collection
2016 LEGO Creator Collection
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2016 LEGO Juniors Collection
2016 LEGO Minecraft Collection
LEGO Minecraft 2016 March Releases Full Collection
2016 LEGO Mixels Collection – Series 7 to 9
2016 LEGO Ninjago Collection
2016 LEGO Nexo Knights Collection
LEGO Nexo Knights Ultimate Collection
2016 LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Collection
2016 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Collection
Note: The Superhero Airport Battle was elusive, but we manage to take a video of the ‘confidential’ set. Stay Tuned for a full analysis and the DC photos up soon!
2016 LEGO Angry Birds Collection
2016 LEGO Bionicle Collection
LEGO Bionicle 2016 Summer Wave Full Collection
2016 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 Set (75828)
And finally, probably what most our viewers and fans are waiting for: from the galaxy far, far away comes… (play John William’s theme music for more dramatic flair)!
2016 LEGO Star Wars Collection
SPOILER ALERT! LEGO Star Wars 2016 Advent Calendar (75146)
And there you have it! I hope you find this wrap-up helpful; stay tuned for our first hand impressions and product reviews later on.
LEGO Maze is on its way! The upcoming Ideas based approved project was hinted by the brick giant on its Facebook page announcing its release sometime on April. Coded as 21305 LEGO Maze, this cool contraption is the brainchild of Jason (who goes by the name JK Brickworks via Flickr) and comes in 769 pieces.
Its official entry as a LEGO based Idea proposal was originally named as “Labyrinth Marble Maze”. It’s an interactive maze build where the object of the game is to simply ensure that the ball goes from point A to point B. Of course, it may sound simple as it may look. With mazes that are highly customizable and interchangeable, players have unlimited options on how they want their labyrinths to be challenging. According to Jason, “Having an interchangeable maze system means you can customize the maze as you see fit, build additional mazes, and make them as simple or challenging as you want. Check out these pictures of Jason’s customized labyrinths.”
The mechanics of the game is fairly simple. Using a set of LEGO Technic axles and liftarms, players can control the movement of the ball inside the maze. It has a pretty impressive, smooth and accurate control over the movement of the board.
LEGO has not revealed yet on how the LEGO Maze (21305) will actually look and work. For sure they’ll be throwing in some modifications of their won and some probable adjustments in the gameplay. Perhaps they’ll be throwing in some limited edition minifigs. We’ll see. However, what we’re sure of is the fact that the basic gameplay will still be the same. We’ll be updating you soon on the LEGO Maze but for the meantime, check out this video demonstration by Jason on how his Labyrinth works.
So, I’m sure that pretty much everybody already knows this, but the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) set was revealed earlier today. Of course, many have already seen this on other sites, due to our inability to post pictures during our “error 503” phase — however, now that the site is back up again I thought I might as well post images anyhow!
So, here’s the full description, along with a ton of images:
75098 Assault on Hoth
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00
Available April 30th 2016 from shop.LEGO.com and brand stores.
Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!
This fantastic LEGO recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.
Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!
This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable.
There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!
- Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
- Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
- Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
- Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
- Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
- Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
- Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
- Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
- Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
- Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
- Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
- Tend to the Tauntaun.
- Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
- Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
- Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
- Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
- Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
- Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
- Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
- Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep
A first look at the coming LEGO Star Wars: Force Awakens set, Encounter on Jakuu (75148), was found today on Amazon in the DK book LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Level 2 Reader. As you see we will be getting minifigures of Rey, BB-8 and Unkar Plutt. A build-able Niima Outpost will also be included.
Here are all 42 pictures of the coming LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 Set 75828 that will be released on July 1, 2016. You’ll see the pictures broken down by vehicle and minfigures included.