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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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.

 

 

LEGO Officially Announced Its Next Wave of Exciting, New Merchandise At The 2016 Licensing Expo.

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LEGO has plenty of things going through the pipeline with its recent announcements during the 2016 Licensing Expo at Las Vegas a few days ago (June 21 to 23). Other than the possibility of seeing cool and exciting Marvel Super Heroes sets featuring a new wave of Guardians of the Galaxy offerings, the LEGO Group confirms more ‘exciting merchandise’ in relation to its upcoming theatrical releases, The LEGO Batman Movie, and The Ninjago Movie.

Further through their presentation, TLG also announced its recent tie-up with Cartoon Network as it promises a new line of sets dedicated to the wacky animated series, Adventure Time. We hope to see more of Finn and Jake’s antics, especially after their debut in LEGO Dimensions.

Here’s what TLG has to say in their recent press releases.

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Warner Bros Consumer Products (WBCP) and The LEGO Group continue to build on a powerhouse partnership offering kids and collectors a compelling portfolio of proven brands, including LEGO DC Super Heroes, among many others. Across the Studio, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group have taken their collaboration to another level for fans, as WBCP and The LEGO Group expand their strategic partnership into a portfolio that offers key product categories, except construction, to support Warner Bros. Pictures’ and The LEGO Group’s feature film offerings, bringing these characters and worlds to fans through an array of product. Exciting properties supported by a LEGO-inspired program, include:

The LEGO Batman Movie: WBCP and The LEGO Group brings fans of all ages exciting merchandise for the eagerly awaitedThe LEGO Batman Movie, which takes fans on a new adventure with Batman as the Dark Knight embarks on a personal journey to find himself while learning the importance of teamwork in hopes to save Gotham City from The Joker and the Rogues Gallery.

The Ninjago Movie:  Also from the world of LEGO comes The Ninjago Movie as WBCP and The LEGO Group continue their partnership to create cool and collectible product in driver categories to support the film.  Inspired by the wildly popular LEGO line of toys, Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago.

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The LEGO Group will create a new building set based on the Cartoon Network series.

Cartoon Network has partnered with the LEGO Group to launch a new LEGO set inspired by its animated series, “Adventure Time.”

The new “Adventure Time” LEGO set will include new brick-built figures and will feature concepts generated by the fan-fueled LEGO Ideas crowd sourcing platform.

Pitched by user aBetterMonkey, the “Adventure Time” set received more than 10,000 supporters between May and September 2015 during the LEGO Ideas contest.

“’Adventure Time’ is an exceptional brand with a fan base that spans kids, young adults and families,” says Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “Our partnership with the LEGO Group affords the opportunity to produce an iconic product, sure to be coveted by fans of all ages.”

The “Adventure Time” LEGO set will be available in early 2017.

LEGO Ideas is the home of thousands of LEGO concepts that have the potential to become full LEGO retail sets. Fans from all over the world contribute to the program and are encouraged to vote on the LEGO Ideas website for their favorite concepts. If an idea garners 10,000 votes within the selection period, it will be judged by a LEGO review panel for the chance to become a real product.

 

 

 

Source: PR Newswire and Global License! via Brick Fanatics

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 (75828) Officially Revealed

It was roughly 4 days ago when he had our first glimpse of the LEGO Ghostbusters vehicles courtesy of just2good at Eurobricks, and this time, it seems that Amazon Japan has updated its LEGO database with the set’s official box art image. Take a look. The Amazon Japan listing further states that the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 (75828) is scheduled to be released locally on July 22 – exactly a week after the movie’s 2016 femme fatale remake debuts in US theaters on July 15. The set is believed to have 556 pieces, together with all the modern Ghostbusters minifigures – all five of them – gathered in one set. With a great deal on the number of minifigs that come with the set, then a price point of $59.99 sounds reasonable.

 

For some of you who are not yet that familiar with this recent, all-female rendition of the most favorite ghost-busting team of all-time, this video might help you be grounded on how they look like.

 

Check Out This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Display Frame

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Zusammengebaut shares another great find at LEGOLAND Billund for all minifigure collectors and connoisseurs out there. So far, we have not known LEGO to be keen with regards to creating minifigure displays and storage systems that are specifically built around a particular theme. The ones that LEGO are currently offering are sort of the generic, stackable minifigure cases that can either be found at shop.LEGO.com or at Amazon, plus they tend to take a lot of space.

This time around, LEGO offers another minifigure display and storage solution with a particular emphasis on a certain theme, or to be more exact for your LEGO Super Heroes minifigs. Reported to be found at LEGOLAND Billund, this LEGO display frame comes in 46 pieces, consisting primarily of a 32×32 studs gray baseplate, several angular plates (1.5 Bot. 1X2 2/2) plates with bow (2X2X2/3), and 2×2 plates similar to the ones you see below (images courtesy of Brickset).

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You can place more minifigures on to it as long as you have the similar pieces mentioned above. It may be a very simple build, but the way it is mounted on a frame that is specifically made for the Super Heroes theme is quite a good concept. Like other frames, you can either hang it on a wall or place it standing on a shelf or desk. Take a look at these images.

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It’s nice of LEGO to come up with such ideas. It is reminiscent of Nintendo’s pitch of having display dioramas for its amiibo figures. We hope to see more future releases designed for other themes such as LEGO Ninjago, Nexo Knights, and Star Wars, or perhaps a DIY kit where you’re free to come up with your own customized frame of any particular size according to your fancy and need. That will surely put a new and exciting play experience for your LEGO minifigures. What do you think?

LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 Officially Revealed – Images, Pricing, Release Date

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If you recall several weeks ago, we posted our take on some of the most anticipated LEGO Creator sets that are yet to be revealed in 2016. Among the three that we mentioned (including the LEGO Volkswagen Beetle 10252 and the holiday themed LEGO Creator Winter Train 10254), it is probably the LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 that is highly anticipated. For one thing, it is gorgeously huge with more than 4,000 pieces, making it the third largest advanced model that LEGO has come up with.

To commemorate the 157th year anniversary of the famous British landmark, LEGO has just released this massive set in honor of good ‘ol Big Ben. In a ceremonial-like unveiling which is set at exactly at 3PM (UK time) of May 19, the reveal is also accompanied by the LEGO Group’s announcement of their newest flagship store in London which will open later this year.

Here’s the official press release from the LEGO Group, followed by official images of this set.

10253 Big Ben

Ages 16+.  4,163 pieces.

US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 219.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1999.00 DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build the world’s best-known clock tower!

Get up close to Big Ben! The clock was first started on May 31st 1859, and Big Ben’s first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. This over 23” (60cm) high LEGO® interpretation of the iconic structure is a tribute to its engineering and architecture. It features a detailed facade with statues, shields and windows, and a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials and a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, plus buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn and a tree depicting the building’s location. This model makes a great display piece for the home or office.

• Big Ben features a detailed section of the Westminster Palace and the adjoining Elizabeth Tower, 4 detailed clock dials with movable hour and minutes hands, and a sidewalk, tree and grass area depicting the building’s location.

• Remove the top of the tower to access the Big Ben bell.

• Put your LEGO® building skills to the test!

• Special elements include 4 printed clock faces.

• Rare elements include ski poles, flowers and corner plates in molded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements.

• This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.

• This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 16+.

• Big Ben measures over 23” (60cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

At almost two feet high, the LEGO Creator Big Ben is imposing to say the least. It demands your attention just by the sheer size of it. Removing the top portion of the tower reveals an impressive clock work that is fully functional, complete with movable hour hand and minutes. Adding value to this set are the special and rare elements that come along with it, especially the printed clock faces. LEGO’s choice of using microfigs for the statues is really clever. This is one set that perfectly goes together with the LEGO Tower Bridge 10214. Throw in some pieces from LEGO City’s Fun In The Park – City People Pack 60134 and you have a more scenic recreation of the famous landmark.

There is so much to say about this set, but I have to refer this to Jason and Stephen’s expertise once they get their hands on the LEGO Big Ben.

VIP Early Access for the LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 will start on June 15 via shop.LEGO.com, followed by its launch date on July 1.

So what do you think about this set? Do you think LEGO did a good job coming up with this one? Hit the comments button and share your thoughts below.

 

LEGO What Am I? Board Game 40161 Revealed at LEGOLAND Billund

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LEGOLAND is full of surprises, and that is exactly what Zusammengebaut further discovered when he paid a visit to LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark. Hot off the trail from his post about the LEGO Friends Heartlake Performance School 41134 which he discovered at the shelves of the LEGO Store, comes another find that will get LEGO board game enthusiasts excited.

Similar to the popular guessing game “Guess Who?” by Hasbro, LEGO What Am I? 40161 follows the same game mechanics, but with a fun LEGO twist. We’ve heard about this set for quite some time now where it was initially sighted at the newly opened LEGO Certified Store in Arese Shopping Center, Milan, Italy. Given that it is not seen yet at any retailer outside of LEGO, chances are we might get to see more of 40161 as a LEGO Store exclusive, though it is not yet listed at shop.LEGO.com as of this writing. Take a look.

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What’s really nice about this set is the fact that it comes with plenty minifigures, 16 to be exact, with 8 mounted on each side of two separate baseplates plus other brick-built pieces. Perhaps other than being a great way to kill some time like any other board game, the greatest selling point of 40161 is the large amount of minifigures that it offers. If you look closely at the video, these minifigures are somewhat from the LEGO City theme, each with its own accessory. The only catch is that each minifigure comes in pairs since you must have two of the same minifig in order to play the game. As in any other LEGO board game, you are free to use your own minifigs and be creative in adding your own customizations. Watch this video for a better look.

According to Zusammengebaut, the shelf price of LEGO What Am I? 40161 equivalent to 60 Euros or roughly $68 USD. With 536 pieces and tons of minifigures, I definitely have no qualms in getting this set.

What do you think about the LEGO What Am I 40161? Are you excited to get one of these sets? Drop us a note in the comments section below.

Take A Look At This Stunning Recreation of LEGO Bionicle Companions PLUS Hi-Res Images of LEGO Bionicle Quake Beast 71315

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Earlier this year, LEGO introduced a new set of companions or elemental creatures to aid the Toa in their search for the Mask of Control. Containing raw elemental power that greatly boosts a Toa’s power, these six elemental creatures hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of the Great Maze. Representing the elements of water, fire, stone, ice, earth, and jungle, these creature-companions combine or ‘unifies’ with the Toa to form a more formidable figure.

This time around, LEGO unveiled another set of creature-companions with its Summer 2016 LEGO Bionicle releases aimed to even the odds by also giving power-ups to the arch nemesis of the Toas. Represented as elemental beasts, these beings exemplify nature’s fiercest and most violent qualities: Lava Beast (71313), Storm Beast (71314), and Quake Beast (71315). Once these creatures fuse with the scheming Umarak the Destroyer (71316), they unleash a greater destructive force known as Umarak the Abomination. The Toa really got their hands full this time, and it’s a race against time for the heroes to locate and recover the Mask of Control.

Perhaps inspired by the turn of events in the LEGO Bionicle world, BZ Power forum members, Tora (LittleTaggy), Tremah, and The Chosen One (Leonid An) collaborated to come up with a reimagining of the Toa’s elemental creatures to give them the upper hand against Umarak. The result is a stunning re-creation of these elemental creatures that we wish LEGO could have thought of. We took the liberty of posting the team’s phenomenal MOCs alongside LEGO’s official sets. Take a look and share us what you think.

 

LEGO Bionicle Uxar, Creature of Jungle (71300);  Uxar, Creature of Jungle by The Chosen One

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LEGO Bionicle Ketar, Creature of Stone (71301);  Ketar, Creature of Stone by Tora

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LEGO Bionicle Akida, Creature of Water (71302);  Akida, Creature of Water by Tremah

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LEGO Bionicle Ikir, Creature of Fire (71303);  Ikir, Creature of Fire by Tremah

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LEGO Bionicle Terak, Creature of Earth (71304);  Terak, Creature of Earth by The Chosen One

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LEGO Bionicle Melum, Creature of Ice (as found in 71311);  Melum, Creature of Ice by Tora

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In spite of working separately, the team behind these gorgeous builds managed to maintain a cohesive theme that is both impressively ‘organic’ and dynamic. They look more majestic when placed side by side with LEGO’s original set, maintaining the latter’s color scheme which makes it easily recognizable. Though LEGO initially thought of the Bionicle series to have a more ‘bio-mechanical’ (half organic, half robotic – more of robotic actually) look and feel, perhaps it will be nice if they will incorporate more nature-like builds in the future especially that we know how LEGO intends to launch certain reboots leading up until 2017.

In other Bionicle-related news, I happen to stumble once again with Ukrainian webshop Rozetka.ua to discover official set images of LEGO’s last instalment for its summer LEGO Bionicle line. If you recall earlier this month, Rozetka also provided us with several absurdly hi-res photos of LEGO’s Summer 2016 Star Wars and Super Heroes releases. Rozetka certainly likes it big, so here are the official images of LEGO Bionicle Quake Beast 71315, all in its high resolution glory.

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The site also has hi-res images of other LEGO Bionicle sets released earlier this year, including those that were revealed during the New York Toy Fair in case you’re interested to look.

 

 

Source: BZPower

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Combat Frigate 75158 Revealed!

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We now have our first images of another 2016 LEGO Star Wars set that will hit stores later in the summer. Similar to Batman: Rescue from Ra’s al Ghul (76056), this new Star Wars set was not revealed during the New York Toy Fair earlier this year.  LEGO Star Wars Rebel Combat Frigate 75158 is based on the Pelta-class frigate Phoenix Home as seen in the first episode of Season 2 of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

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Thanks again to Jacob_9821 from Eurobricks who also gave us as our first images of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Tanker Truck Takedown 76067, we now have our first look at this new Star Wars Rebels set 75158. Consisting of 938 pieces, the set comes with a newer minifigure version of  Ahsoka Tano, C1-10P (Chopper), Ezra Bridger, Captain Sato and Agent Kallus. The Ahsoka Tano minifigure in this set also seems to have a new face print and is now updated with new trans-blue pieces for her dual lightsabers. We do not have any pricing mentioned as of the moment, but given that it is the second largest set from LEGO’s 2016 Summer set releases, the first being LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157 with 972 pieces, we could expect a price range anywhere between $99 to $119.

The Rebel Combat Frigate 75158, along with the fourth Captain America Civil War set 76067, is expected to be another retailer exclusive.

 

Thanks Hoth Bricks for the tip.