LEGO Officially Reveals the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Well, this really made my day. In its official Facebook page, LEGO greeted us with a very welcome surprise, and officially announcing its next wave of collectible minifigures. It has been teased since early this January with the release of the 2019 LEGO Catalog, particularly along side with the LEGO Movie 2 CMF. The LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigures, featuring timeless, classic characters and newer ones. LEGO’s selection for this wave doesn’t disappoint because some of these minifigure offerings complement the ones that were released before in LEGO Disney CMF Series 1 (71012) – such as Princess Jasmin and Jaafar; and Edna Mode and Frozone. I am personally looking forward for the Ducktales and the Nightmare Before Christmas minifigs.

LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Check out these official images of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) slated to be released in May. Let me know in the comments below which one is your most favorite.

Vintage Mickey Mouse

Vintage Minnie Mouse

Scrooge McDuck

 

Huey

Dewey

 

Louie

 

Chip

Dale

 

Princess Jasmine

 

Jafar

 

Anna

 

Elsa

 

Jack Skellington

 

Sally

 

Edna Mode

 

Frozone

 

Hercules

Hades

New Amazon Discounts on Latest LEGO Marvel “Spider-Man” Sets

As if to achieve “product synergy” with the 2018 Holiday premiere of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” LEGO decided on an early release for their 2019 Marvel “Spider-Man” sets. Some of these were also among the first releases of the LEGO “4+” rating that replaced the now-retired “LEGO Junior” product subset.

This March, months after their early arrival, these LEGO Marvel Spider-Man sets are now available at discounted prices through a sale on Amazon. They’re great sets to collect some uncommon Spider-Man related Marvel characters like “Miles Morales” Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen.

Australia Getting New LEGO Store Certified in Sydney

With LEGO such a big toy brand the company has been able to flex its corporate muscle by not solely relying on toy retailers to move their products. At present they have over a hundred LEGO Stores around the world, reaching every major regional market.

In Australia, there are already two LEGO Certified Stores open to serve fans of the brand in that country. Both are in major cities: Brisbane the capital of Queensland state and Melbourne the capital of Victoria. The latter is even part of a LEGOLAND Discovery Center, a mini-LEGOLAND theme park.

This month a new addition to LEGO’s retail footprint will open in New South Wales’ capital, Sydney. The upcoming LEGO Certified Store will occupy two floors of space at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping center.

It will be launched on March 21 by Alceon Group, the shareholding firm that has been awarded by The LEGO Group the rights to operate LEGO Certified Stores not only in Australia but New Zealand too. Unlike with the majority “branded” LEGO Stores, customers at LEGO Certified Stores can’t avail of the global LEGO VIP program. Fortunately, its LEGO product offerings are of the full range plus applicable exclusive items.

Features of this Sydney LEGO Store, which will be 302 square meters in total area, include the signature “Pick a Brick” building wall and a possible LEGO Minifigure Factory unit. Decorating the store are the expected brick-built models of local landmarks, so shoppers can expect the Sydney Opera House and nearby Harbour Bridge beautifully replicated.

The Alceon group adds that their store will also have an activity area that can be booked for children’s parties, plus a service to personally engrave LEGO bricks for identification. Sydney LEGO fans can rest assured that the Westfield Bondi Junction’s LEGO Certified Store will be all that is awesome when it opens March 21.

New LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition Polybag Found – Snowspeeder (30384)

You probably haven’t forgotten, but just in case, LEGO Star Wars is 20 years old. This line of licensed-franchise LEGO products is one of their best sellers across all ages. And in celebration of two decades of popularity and success, LEGO has revealed several special anniversary edition “Star Wars” sets.

And there are even polybags coming out for the theme to in tribute to LEGO Star Wars at 20. Last month we saw a LEGO Star Wars Podracer polybag (30461) that serves as a counterpart to the full-set Anakin’s Podracer (75258), also a 20th anniversary edition. It gets a buddy from the original trilogy, though the polybag in question was found at a Target store.

Thanks to information from fellow LEGO news source Zusammengebaut, we know that this new LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition polybag is a micro-build of the Rebel Snowspeeder (30384). Like the Podracer (30461), this has an “original” model in the Snowspeeder 20th Anniversary Edition (75259).

About the only difference between the two is that the set and polybag are colored differently from each other, and the latter product doesn’t have the extra minifigures and props. At 49 pieces, this LEGO Star Wars 20 polybag is an even easier assembly job than its Podracer brother (30461).

We’d earlier surmised that the 20th anniversary LEGO Star Wars polybags might be employed first as a gift with purchase for promotions. Having one of them conventionally available on retail means getting one is a breeze. And at $3.99 it’s also no strain on wallets. This info on the Snowspeeder poly (30484) is pretty early that no official image has yet to release for it.

Sweet Discount Sale Ongoing for LEGO Ninjago Movie Tie-in, the Destiny’s Bounty (70618) on Amazon and Wal-Mart

“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” back in 2017 wasn’t quite the smash hit as its spinoff predecessor “The LEGO Batman Movie.” How much less for “The LEGO Movie” from 2014? Still, it was a nice source to make new tie-in sets separate from the main LEGO Ninjago line. These sets still remain available to this year.

One of these LEGO Ninjago Movie sets has just been discounted very handsomely at no less than two online shopping platforms. Both Amazon and Wal-Mart have just docked 20% from the regular price of $159.99 from the Destiny’s Bounty (70618).

At $40 off, this LEGO Ninjago Movie tie-in can now be had online at these two sources for $119.99 only. It’s as awesome a bargain for a LEGO purchase as can be. The 2,295 pieces of the Destiny’s Bounty (70618) would come across as 5 cents a brick with both Wal-Mart and Amazon’s sale price.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny’s Bounty set (70618) depicts a vessel used in the film that (old spoiler alert) was used by Master Wu to save his Ninjago students from certain death, after he himself was earlier swept away to “his” demise. It’s a fairly solid LEGO ship model and a popular Ninjago Movie tie-in.

LEGO BrickHeadz 2019 Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) Available Now; Also Spotted at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Berlin

One great thing about LEGO is that sometimes, they don’t let fans wait too long for some upcoming great release. When we first showed the official images of the LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick set (40350) last January, we expected it to arrive, if early, at the end of February.

Well it didn’t release at the end of last month, but this past weekend’s still very much ahead of the Easter season. That was when LEGO finally made the LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Chick (40350) finally available for interested figure collectors.

As is the norm with the BrickHeadz line, the set contains some quirky LEGO elements and pieces that are used to form plants on the figure’s surroundings. The cool part was how these pieces were repurposed, like the “faceless” minifigure heads serving as the flowers’ pistils. LEGO BrickHeadz sets are great sources of pieces for making model plants and flowers.

The seasonal Easter Chick set (40350) is priced at $9.99 and is available at both stores and Shop@Home online. Interestingly, while it hasn’t been listed at the German Shop@Home, BrickHeadz 40350 has already been spotted on shelves at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Sony Center, Berlin. According to German LEGO news source Promo Bricks, it’s priced at €9.99, similar to the US despite value discrepancies.

March 2019 LEGO VIP Double Points on Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093) and Speed Champions Dodge (75893)

When you’re a member of LEGO’s VIP program, you’re definitely encouraged to buy a little more. After all, that’s how you accumulate points for making later purchases. And every now and then, LEGO motivates you further by doubling acquired VIP points, whether in general or when buying some specific sets.

This month, the double VIP points can be gotten by members on two LEGO sets of a particular theme. That theme is cars. So for LEGO fans who also love cool automobiles then it’s time to break out the savings because these sets will only have double points for March.

For those who like small but many, they might consider getting their double VIP points from the Speed Champions 2-pack of the “Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T” (75893). You get double the Dodge and double the points; what’s not to love?

If on the other hand you prefer one big set but with two possible configurations, then the other March VIP double-point set announced is the LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093). Being able to change between the sleek modern ZR1 and the retro-styled “Hot Rod” was its major selling point.

Of course, you can always buy both. At $29.99 (75893) and $49.99 (42093) they’re not exactly pricey compared to bigger sets. And of course the LEGO VIP program goes for both Shop@Home and in stores. Remember, it only lasts until the end of the month.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Story Book (21315) Discounted in Amazon, Days After “LEGO Fold” Parody Ad

Earlier this week LEGO caused a stir in their corner of social media by “teasing” the LEGO Fold. Tech-heads would realize immediately that the toy brand was parodying the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold, which can convert from smartphone to tablet with the “Infinity Flex” feature.

LEGO fans on the other hand would recognize the LEGO Fold as an existing set from the LEGO Ideas line. Indeed, this is the Pop-Up Story Book (21315) that came out in November 2018. One could say that LEGO’s sendup of the Korean electronics giant’s folding phone reignited interest in the Pop-Up Book set. It couldn’t be coincidence that Amazon announced a sale of it.

For the curious, a check on the product listing for the LEGO ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) on Shop@Home would reveal that it remains available for its $69.99 retail price. Amazon just did one better by discounting their set listing 20%.

In other words, those who still haven’t gotten the set can have in for only $55.99 at the Amazon listing. Nobody knows how long this sale will last past the return of the Pop-Up Book (21315) in the spotlight. So if any LEGO collector that hasn’t got it still wants it, then here it is.

The LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Story Book (21315) has a sweet mechanical function to change from book to fairy tale stage. It features two stories: “Little Red Riding-Hood” and “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and includes relevant minifigures plus pieces to create Grandma’s house or the beanstalk.

Select LEGO VIP Members Get Offer to Test Upcoming Digital LEGO VIP Card App

For a long time now, part of the LEGO purchasing experience in stores and online is their special VIP program. Who would say no to early availability of the most in-demand upcoming sets? The membership cards are pretty cool too, especially the “Star Wars” variant, and there’s lots of extras that get added on top.

But LEGO has decided that the VIP card was due for an update, to match this tech-heavy age. After considering how many people already use mobile devices to rack up purchase points via online-connected apps, the toy global giant has decided to do the same.

As of this writing, a number of active LEGO VIP members would have received emails from the company. This is an invitation to help test the new Digital VIP card system. These digital cards would most likely be electronically-generated bar codes and serial numbers displayed on a smartphone app.

A VIP member could download the LEGO VIP app and register to get their digital card, which when displayed on a phone can be scanned during purchase to top up points. This option is apparently immediately available already to Black VIP cardholders. When they use the digital VIP card app for the first time they’ll get asked to transition their physical card to a digital alternate.

LEGO’s Digital VIP Card app will be made available on both primary mobile OS platforms: Apple’s iOS and Android. With this, LEGO can also directly send updates about product info and launch dates on user’s phones and tablets. The app of course can show accumulated points for their users’ accounts.

It hasn’t been stated yet when the Digital VIP card app will be made available for general use, but it’ll be a big step up for the LEGO VIP program when the time comes. Above image is courtesy of Brickfanz.com.

First LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Endgame Official Images Released

I guess LEGO sets with titles such as this is quite hard to contain. To begin with, this is not a leak, but an official listing coming from, and thanks to, Amazon France. We’re just counting the weeks before we see Avengers: Endgame in theaters and now, thanks to Amazon’s regional portal in France, we now have our first official look at the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Endgame tie-in sets. Minor spoilers ahead so view them at your own discretion.

We only have two sets listed for this matter, the first being the War Machine Buster (76124) coming in at 362 pieces which also includes four minifigures: 2 Outriders and Quantum Suit War Machine and Quantum Suit Ant-Man.

The second set to be revealed and listed by Amazon France is the Ultimate Quinjet (76126). It has 838 pieces, with 6 minifigures: Quantum Suit Hawkeye/Ronin, Thor wielding his Stormbreaker, Rocket Racoon, and Black Widow. Interestingly, we also see what seems to be 2 Chitauri minifigures which looks to me like a more faithful rendition to their MCU counterparts – a marked improvement from how they look like in Captain America’s Avenging Motorcycle (6865) and Quinjet Aerial Battle (6869). It’s already a sort of open secret that Avengers: Endgame will rely on a time travel plot so it will not come as a surprise if we’ll see these MCU bad guys in this culminating film.

Amazon France has not indicated any release date, but we can speculate that more images of additional LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Endgame sets will be released anytime soon within, perhaps within the next few weeks so stay tuned.

Thanks to Brick Heroes for the heads up.