More Official Images of the LEGO Ninjago Movie Sets!

After officialLEGO’s reveal of its massive Ninjago City (70620) and other LEGO Ninjago Movie sets yesterday, comes another round of crisp images that give us a closer look at some of the theme’s highly detailed mechs. We also get to see which sets are exclusive to other retailers, particularly from Walmart, Target and TRU. Read on for further details.

 

Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612)

Outwit the Green Ninja’s evil father Garmadon with this mighty mech featuring articulated snapping jaws, poseable body, wheel-activated swooshing tail, 2 leg-mounted stud shooters, hidden pop-out thrusters, 4 minifigures with assorted tools- including The Green Ninja’s sword and Garmadon’s laser-style pointer.

$49.99; 544 pieces

Available at specialty and mass retail stores, LEGO brand retail stores and shop.LEGO.com

 

 

Destiny’s Bounty (70618)

Construct Wu’s huge training base in this highly detailed set featuring 3 modular levels and a double-headed dragon, wind-up-and-release anchors, training dojo, bathroom and Wu’s bedroom in the hull – not to mention many hidden secrets.

$159.99; 2,295 pieces

Available at specialty and mass retail stores, LEGO brand retail stores and shop.LEGO.com

 

 

Flying Jelly Sub (70610)

Join Jay in battle against the shark army and protect Takuma’s boat from flying Jelly Sub attacks. Sub features minifigure cockpit, boat, rotating legs, flick-fire missiles, swinging tentacles and 4 minifigures with assorted tools to add to the battle role-play options.

$29.99; 341 pieces

Available at Walmart stores nationwide

 

 

Garma Mecha Man (70613)

Help Lloyd protect civilian Pat from attack by Garma Mecha Man, featuring spring-loaded shark blaster, opening cockpit for Garmadon, ammo belt and fish tank.

$59.99; 747 pieces

Available at Target stores nationwide

 

 

Ice Tank (70616)

Help Zane save Patty Keys and Torben from the shark soldiers using this cool vehicle featuring an opening minifigure cockpit, big tracks, ice cannon with 6-stud rapid shooter, and a rotating ice container.

$79.99; 914 pieces

Available at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide

 

 

 

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620) Official Images Revealed + More Cool Details.

The official images of the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets were already revealed a few days ago, and earlier today, LEGO’s Facebook page has finally lifted the veil off of its rumored direct-to-consumer set, and it’s gigantically awesome! The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620) has been kept under wraps for quite some time, and now we finally know why. It is one exciting set that is full of visual imagery and colors that dwarfs any other set in comparison. In fact, as noted by Brickset, the Ninjago City is the largest LEGO set released under the Ninjago theme (by far larger than the Temple of Airjitzu 70751 and even Destiny’s Bounty 70618), and in fact, the third largest LEGO set of all time, coming in behind the Taj Mahal (10189) and Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (10179).

Coming in at almost 5,000 pieces, the Ninjago City (70620) will retail for $299.99 and will be available starting September 1, just in time before the LEGO Ninjago Movie hits theaters on September 22. This next LEGO D2C set is also expected to be available for early VIP access sometime in August so better watch out for it. In similar news, Yahoo just recently ran an article describing the creative process behind this ‘insanely’ detailed set through the designers’ various concept arts and preliminary sketches. It’s indeed a work of art, brick art if you may, which is entirely in a league of its own. The building techniques used by the designers, and the Easter eggs that they threw in as well are all for the win. Who wouldn’t adore that minifig with the Galidor shirt?

Here’s the complete set description of the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620), followed by the rest of its official images.

LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620)

Live the life of a ninja in NINJAGO® City!

Includes 16 minifigures: Jay, Kai and Lloyd Garmadon (each with new-for-August-2017 high school outfit decoration), Green Ninja Suit, Misako, Jamanakai Villager, Sally, Ivy Walker, Konrad, Severin Black, Tommy, Guy, Juno, Mother Doomsday, Shark Army Gunner and Officer Noonan, plus Sweep the maintenance robot.Enjoy endless role-play fun in NINJAGO® City, a hugely-detailed 3-level model connected by a sliding elevator. Level 1 features a traditional fish market, house, a bridge over a stream, and a fishing boat. The second level has a modern fashion store, comic book store, crab restaurant with ‘crab-grilling’ function and cash-dispensing ATM. The vertical city is topped off with Lloyd Garmadon and Misako’s apartment, a rooftop sushi bar with sushi conveyor belt, and a radio tower. This action-packed THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE™ set also includes 16 minifigures and Sweep the maintenance robot.

  • Features a 3-level model (each level lifts off for easy play) connected by a sliding elevator, plus a traditional fishing boat.
  • Level 1 features a bridge, sewer outlet, stream with translucent-blue and translucent-green water elements, sliding elevator with room for a minifigure, traditional fish market with fish and crab elements, house with dining room and bedroom with sliding screen doors and foldout ‘solar panels’, Sweep the maintenance robot’s service station with assorted tool elements, and a taxi stand with telephone element.
  • Level 2 features a modern fashion store with 2 mannequins and assorted NINJAGO® product elements, a construction site with a bonsai tree, a comic book store with brick-built sign, cashier desk, comic book stand with assorted elements including collectible NINJAGO training cards, a crab restaurant with brick-built crab entrance sign and oven with ‘crab-grilling’ function, a cash-dispensing ATM, 15 bank note elements (ATM can dispense up to 13), and a movie poster display stand with 4 interchangeable movie poster elements.
  • Place the uncooked crab element in the oven, turn the dial and open the oven to reveal a cooked crab element.
  • Press the handle behind the ATM to dispense bank note elements.
  • Level 3 features a radio tower, modern rooftop sushi bar with sushi conveyor belt function and brick-built food, bathroom with sliding door, and brick-built puffer fish and squid sculptures, Lloyd Garmadon and Misako’s apartment with an opening window, bunk bed, kitchen unit and attic space for the Green Ninja Suit minifigure.
  • Turn the dial to activate the sushi conveyor belt.
  • Weapons include Jay’s chain with spike and Shark Army Gunner’s fish flame.
  • Recreate and role-play exciting THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ scenes.
  • NINJAGO® City measures over 24” (63cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 16” (42cm) deep.
  • Traditional fishing boat measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.

 

 

 

LEGO Europe Store Calendar Reveals The Iconic Cave (5004936) Set.

Promo Bricks has recently spotted the LEGO Europe Summer Store Calendar, and with it comes a promotional find that most minifig collectors will find interesting. For a minimum purchase of £25 or 30€ from August 10 to August 30 both in-store and online, you can get to bring home the Iconic Cave (5004936) set for free. The promotional set contains two cave people minifigures very similar to LEGO’s Caveman and Cave Woman CMF from Series 1 and 5 respectively.

The Iconic Cave set follows the tradition of other similar re-bundled CMF promotionals like the Gingerbread Man and Chicken Suit Guy. We’re not sure yet if the Iconic Cave will find its way in the US and other countries, considering that we already know what’s in store for the month of July such as a pretty cool  LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman Build Event, free Mini Piggy Bank (40251) promotional, and the rumored LEGO Creator Expert Double Decker Bus (10258).

 

 

 

A Round-Up of What We Know So Far About the LEGO Ninjago Movie Sets, Polybags and More.

More and more news is starting to pour in with regards to LEGO’s next big film, the LEGO Ninjago Movie. Now that the LEGO Batman Movie’s digital HD version is officially out, and the 13th of this month marks the release of its Blu-ray counterpart (which is now at 31% discount over at Amazon), heads are gradually turning towards the heroes of Ninjago.

A lot has been revealed during the past weeks, with many info scattered here and there with regards to the film. Here’s a round-up of what we know so far about all the LEGO Ninjago Movie sets and other promotional stuff that you might find interesting.

 

The Launch of the Official LEGO Ninja Movie Microsite.

LEGO.com has updated their website to include a dedicated page or a microsite for the LEGO Ninjago Movie. Frankly, there is not much to be seen other than the official trailer and a downloadable movie poster. However, there is one link on the page where you get to play several missions, and one of which is to correctly identify the silhouette of the LEGO Ninjago Movie character being shown. If you hurdled the mission successfully, you’ll get to see several character shots of Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Nya, and Lloyd as you can see in the images below. I’m not sure if this game or mission is limited only to certain regions since it seems that I can’t access the game via LEGO’s US website. As of the moment it looks like it is available only in certain European regions and in the UK.

 

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigure Promotionals.

Like all previous LEGO films, the LEGO Ninjago Movie will also come with an Activity Book which will likely sell out because of its exclusively bundled, free minifigure. Partnering once again with publisher Scholastic, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Garmadon Attack! Activity Book comes with an exclusive Cole minifigure. Though the activity book is now listed at Amazon for pre-order, it seems that LEGO would like to keep things under wraps for now, with the image of the minifig hidden. Fortunately, thanks to Bricks Fans, we have a closer look at this exclusive Cole minifig before Amazon replaced their posting with an intentionally blurred image.

Another minifigure promotional tied up with the film comes in a form of a polybag. First appearing on eBay, the LEGO Ninjago Movie Kendo Lloyd (30608) features Lloyd with several kendo training accessories. However, what makes this minifig promotional quite interesting is the fact that it comes with a sort of unlock code found at the lower left corner of its polybag. This suggests that LEGO may also have a video game tied up with the release of the film similar to other titles such as LEGO Marvel Avengers and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens where you get to unlock a mystery character in the game when you enter the unlock code.

This is further confirmed when The Brick Fan reported that the polybag leaflet building instructions for the LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (30608) minifigure is now listed at LEGO’s customer service site, tagged with a code 30608 CONF_TTGAMES. Again, the leaflet itself doesn’t offer ground breaking news, but the manner in which LEGO listed it is somehow intriguing, giving reference to long-time partner and gaming developer, TT Games.

 

More Polybags

As of this writing, other than the Kendo Lloyd minifig polybag, Brickset has also listed two additional polybags that hints on their larger cousins. First reported by Hoth Bricks, the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ice Tank (30427) polybag is a direct reference to the larger Ice Tank mech driven by Zane in the film. This polybag was first seen posted on eBay’s French website, which immediately sold out later on.

Another polybag slated under the LEGO Ninjago Movie goes by the name Quake Mech (30379), also listed by Brickset. It is unclear as of the moment if this is related to any other larger set, but what we do know is that it is one of the vehicles supposedly used by Cole in the film as you can see from the screenshot below.

 

And of course… The LEGO Ninjago Movie Sets!

Currently, there are thirteen (13) LEGO Ninjago Movie sets and 1 D2C exclusive lined up for release by August, and several images are now floating online that shows how these will look like. I’m posting it here since it is quite prevalent already, but if LEGO will give us a ring, then we will surely remove them and comply. The only exception is the Flying Jelly Sub (70610) which was officially posted at TRU’s Danish website only to be removed later on, and Amazon Japan’s posting of LEGO Juniors The LEGO Ninjago Movie Shark Attack (10739). So here it goes. Credit goes to Pricevortex for these images.

 

Spinjitzu Training (70606)

 

Ninjago City Chase(70607)

 

Master Falls (70608)

 

Manta Ray Bomber (70609)

 

Flying Jelly Sub (70610)

 

Water Strider (70611)

 

Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612)

 

Garmadon’s Robo Shark (70613)

 

Lightning Jet (70614)

 

Fire Mech (70615)

 

Ice Tank (70616)No Available Image

 

Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon (70617)

 

Destiny’s Bounty (70618)

 

LEGO Ninjago Movie D2C Set (70620)No Available Image

 

LEGO Juniors The LEGO Ninjago Movie Shark Attack (10739)

 

Again, we don’t have any official images yet since the LEGO Ninjago Movie theme is still two months away before it is officially unveiled in August – a month before the film makes its public debut in September.

Do you think this current line-up looks promising? Will you be picking them up once they’re available in August? Let us know in the comments below or via our official Facebook page.

 

 

 

It Looks Like LEGO Ideas Has Redeemed Itself Once Again With the NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) and Old Fishing Store (21310) sets.

The LEGO Ideas theme has been a sort of melting pot of all that is good and bad under the LEGO sun for quite some time now. Truth be told, being a fan-based theme also means that not all approved sets will be met with so much enthusiasm and gusto. Case in point: the relatively unpopular LEGO Ideas Adventure Time (21308), and the much criticized Women of NASA 2016 Ideas set which is expected to debut towards the end of this year. Though LEGO Ideas is a fan-based theme where any LEGO set hopefuls are first determined by votes from the participating community, it is actually the designers and reviewers that call the shots if the LEGO Ideas project will eventually qualify to become the next official Ideas set that will be offered to the public. We understand that LEGO holds this prerogative but truth be told, there are occasions where the choice of the designers themselves leave us somehow scratching our heads such as in the case of the sets mentioned above.

However, there are occasions that, thankfully, the LEGO Ideas design team seemed to have the pulse of the fan community right on check. Such as the case of the two biggest, most recent LEGO Ideas sets around:  Felix Stiessen (saabfan) and Valérie Roche’s (whatsuptoday)  LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), and Robert Bontenbal’s (RobenAnne) LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310).

Officially announced last April, and first seen at this year’s first LEGO Inside Tour in Billund, Denmark,  the NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) has already been released since June 1, with LEGO Shop@Home now returning a ‘temporarily out of stock’ message over on its site as of this writing. It goes to show how popular this set is, with LEGO needing to replenish its stocks just after 10 days of its release. In spite of the huge demand for this set, LEGO seems to have given reassurance that the 21309 will be in production until 2018 as reported by The Brick Fan. Noted as the tallest LEGO Ideas set so far, the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V comes in at 1,969 pieces and standing at more than 3 feet high (39 inches) and 6 inches in diameter. Here’s the official description from shop.LEGO.com.

 

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

Build the first rocket to land people on the Moon! 

Display and role-play with this majestic meter-high LEGO® brick model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V. Packed with authentic details, it features 3 removable rocket stages, including the S-IVB third stage with the lunar lander and lunar orbiter. The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.

  • Features a meter-high (approximately 1:110 scale) model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable S-IC first rocket stage with main rocket engine details, removable S-II second rocket stage with rocket engine details, removable S-IVB third rocket stage with the Apollo spacecraft and rescue rocket at top of the whole spacecraft, plus 3 stands to display the model horizontally.
  • The Apollo spacecraft features the lunar lander and the lunar orbiter.
  • Also includes 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures.
  • Great for display and role-playing the manned Apollo Moon missions.
  • Includes a booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this set.
  • This set includes over 1,900 pieces.
  • Measures over 39″ (100cm) high and 6” (17cm) in diameter.

 

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)

Prepare for the ultimate fishing trip!

Visit the beachside Old Fishing Store, featuring a shop packed with fishing-themed elements, and a connected watchtower with a 360-degree viewing balcony and office on the lower level. Ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: a captain, fisherman, fisherwoman and a child, plus cat and 3 seagull figures.
  • Old Fishing Store features a detailed exterior, shop and connected lookout tower with office, all standing on a sand-colored LEGO® 32×32 baseplate with rock-style elements.
  • Exterior features steps to the front and side doors of the store, railings, a tap with 2 pipes with meters on the back wall, ventilator and assorted elements including: ‘Anton’s Bait Shop’ sign (2×4 tile), opening times sign, ‘gone fishin’’ sign, anchor, barrel, 2 tires with chains, 3 crates with 2 fish and transparent ice-style elements, 4 fish hanging on hooks, 2 life preservers, box of hooks (1×2 tile), and a toolbox with a drill, oil can and wrench.
  • Shop features an opening back wall and removable roof with mismatched timber-style elements and decorative stickers, 2 ceiling light elements, 2 opening entrance doors, 2 glass-style windows, green and beige floor tiles, 4 opening windows, shop counter, display racks, plus assorted elements including: cash register, mug, bottle, hook boxes, cash, desktop lamp, 2 oars, fishing gear including rods, harpoons and fishing nets, 3 diving helmets, 3 oxygen tanks, 4 diving flippers, a sextant, decorated map tile, TNT box, plus a spider and spider’s web under the floor.
  • Lookout tower lower level features an office with 2 opening windows, boarded-up window with newspaper sticker, desk, chair, lamp and newspaper elements, plus a ladder to the upper level.
  • Lookout tower upper level features a removable roof with a weather vane, 2 opening windows, 360-degree viewing balcony, plus assorted elements including a telescope, flag, ship’s wheel, lantern and 2 decorative crabs.
  • Great for display or role-play fun.
  • Includes a booklet about the fan designer and LEGO® designer of this set.
  • This set includes over 2,045 pieces.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

 

It looks like LEGO Ideas is back on track, with sets that are proving to be popular among fans for its outstanding play features and price per piece ratio. This is also a very good indicator that LEGO is still very much in tune with its origins of providing an immersive, build experience without getting bogged down into the details of licensing issues which often translates to the burden of additional set costs, and more emphasis on the IP’s name rather than play value.

Currently, the first LEGO Ideas Review Stage for 2017 is currently on-going with 11 qualifying projects vying for the coveted title of being the first approved LEGO Ideas set of this year, while the results of the third LEGO Ideas Review Stage of 2016 is slated to be out in summer.

 

 

 

Have a Head Start in Robotics with the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) – Now Available for Pre-order.

Since its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the start of this year, the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) set has proven to be quite popular as a sort of an ‘entry’ set if you wish to learn more about brick-built robotics. Largely similar to its more advanced cousin, the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313), LEGO Boost is specifically designed with younger robotics and computer whiz kids in mind. Combining endless LEGO play with tech savvy coding, children ages 7 and above gets to create five diverse models: Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, the Guitar 4000, the Multi-Tool Rover 4 (M.T.R.4), and the Autobuilder. Each model is specifically designed to accomplish a particular task where kids can learn basic building and coding skills that will challenger their creative problem-solving skills and imaginative play.

At the start of this month, LEGO has officially announced that the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) is now available for pre-order, retailing at $159.99, and will be available to public on August 1. It’s a whole lot cheaper than the latest LEGO Mindstorms EV3 which is kind of great if you are just beginning in to LEGO robotics.

Here’s a look at its complete product description, plus a cool designer video that shows off the five models that you can build with the LEGO Boost. Credit goes to Promobricks for uploading this video.

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101)

Combine the versatile LEGO® building system with advanced technology to boost your creativity with the awesome LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox. Download the free tablet app to your device and follow the step-by-step instructions to build and code any of the 5 multifunctional models. Experience Vernie the Robot—a moving and talking robot; the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4)—a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter; the Guitar4000—a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects; Frankie the Cat—an interactive pet that plays, purrs and expresses its mood; or the AutoBuilder—an automated production line that really builds miniature LEGO models! Bring your creations to life with the app’s intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete an array of exciting activities designed for each model. This set also includes a playmat for use with specific activities, and a LEGO BOOST wall poster!

 

 

  • Includes over 840 LEGO® pieces, plus a LEGO Move Hub, Interactive Motor and a Color & Distance Sensor.
  • Move Hub features Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity, two encoded motors, activation button, internal tilt sensor and a light.
  • Interactive Motor is an encoded motor.
  • Color & Distance Sensor detects distance, motion and color, and can also function as a light.
  • Check out the cool white, orange and blue color scheme.
  • Rotate Vernie’s head to activate its shoulder-mounted spring-loaded shooter.
  • Build the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) and try out the different tool and customization attachments to prepare the vehicle for an array of exciting activities.
  • Learn how to play a song and rock out with the Guitar4000.
  • Look after your own pet with Frankie the Cat. Be sure to feed it the right food—or it might get upset!
  • Construct, code and operate the AutoBuilder to produce real miniature LEGO® models.
  • Build and code robots and models, and complete exciting activities with the playmat and intuitive LEGO® BOOST app, available for iOS and Android tablet devices.
  • Easy-to-use intuitive software with icon-based drag-and-drop coding interface.
  • Building instructions for all 5 models are included with the free LEGO® BOOST app.
  • This product requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Vernie the robot stands over 10” (27cm) tall.
  • T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.
  • Guitar4000 measures over 1” (5cm) high, 16” (42cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.
  • Frankie the Cat stands over 6” (17cm) tall.
  • The AutoBuilder measures over 10” (27cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide.

 

 

 

Take a Look at Some of the Highlights of the LEGO Store’s July Calendar.

Next month’s LEGO Store Calendar is now up, with all the events and promotions focused on testing your creativity with several building challenges both for kids and adult fans of the brick. Starting July 1, the largest LEGO Minecraft set ever made, the LEGO Minecraft Mountain Cave (21137), will be available for purchase to the general public, while VIPs get an early chance of having the next, exclusive LEGO D2C. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the LEGO Store’s July Store activities and promotionals.

July 1-31: Weekly Building Challenges.

Starting every Monday of July, LEGO Stores will introduce a new build activity. Participants will have the bragging rights of having their creation displayed in store for everyone to see. By participating, you also get to bring home a weekly Take Home Build Challenge leaflet with building tips and a LEGO Life mobile app building challenge to take part in.

July 1 onwards: Get the new and exclusive LEGO Minecraft Mountain Cave (21137) set.

Said to be the largest LEGO Minecraft set ever made coming in at 2,863 pieces, the Mountain Cave will be exclusively available both at LEGO’s in-store and online retail facilities for $249.99.

July 1-4: Double VIP Points on all purchases.

Earn twice the VIP points when you make your next purchase either at shop.LEGO.com or in-store during these dates.

July 1-16: Exclusive Adult LEGO BrickHeadz Wonder Woman Build Event. 

Be one of the first 80 people to make a $75 purchase in any LEGO Store between July 1-16, 2017 to register for an exclusive BrickHeadz Wonder Woman build event. Take note that only 1 registration slot is allowed per $75 purchase per person. This exclusive building event is open for participants 18 years old and above and will take place between July 17-31.

July 10-31: Free Mini Piggy Bank (40251) set for every purchase of $75 or more, while supplies last.

Valued at $15, this LEGO Creator freebie also comes as a 3-in-1 set, which you can also change to either a mouse or a dog or panda of sorts.

July 11-12: Free VIP Monthly Mini Model Build – Octopus.

Registration starts on June 15. To reserve a spot, visit shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration.

July 14 & 28: Family Game Night.

Get a chance to try out the What Am I? (40161) and LEGO Chess (40174) sets, and if you decide to buy them in-store, you get 50% off just for participating. Pretty cool, right?

July 17-31: VIPs get early access to a new exclusive LEGO set.

This one is completely under the wraps, so we just have to wait patiently for any info on this. Some has guessed it to be another LEGO Creator Expert set, being consistent with LEGO’s focus on the Creator and Classic themes for the month of July. What do you think this will be?

 

If you’re planning your next LEGO purchase during this month, specially taking advantage of the VIP points and freebies, be sure to check out some of the latest LEGO Creator sets around such as the Space Shuttle Explorer (31066), Modular Poolside Holiday (31067), and the lovely Fairground themed, Carousel (10257).

 

The LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257) Finally Arrives in the US!

This year’s next LEGO Creator Expert direct-to-consumer set is finally here. While LEGO fans in the UK were treated with an early VIP release a couple of days back, the sought after Fairground themed set is now available for LEGO VIPs in the US. As I previously mentioned, the LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257) sells for $199.99 and comes in 2,670 pieces. If you’re already a LEGO VIP member, just be sure to sign in at shop.LEGO.com using your LEGO ID. Equip the Carousel with the optional Power Functions and attach it to the rest of your Fairground theme sets, and you have an absolutely gorgeous LEGO carnival themed park.

If you’re excited to have your try on the LEGO Creator Expert Carousel, then placing your order right now is surely the best option. However, as of the moment, there are no current freebies or promotions attached to this D2C. But if you’re willing to wait until June 1 when the Carousel is generally available, the LEGO Store June Calendar mentions of a free LEGO Minifigure Travel Pack (5004932) for every single receipt purchase of $35 or more from June 1to 14. The second half of June also offers another freebie in the form of the LEGO Canvas Tote Bag (5005326) for purchases made worth $199 and more.

Check out this designer video to have a better appreciation of the LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257).

LEGO Creator Expert 10257

Ages 16+. 2,670 pieces.

US $199.99 – CA $249.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – DK 1499.00 DKK

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

Discover the fairground’s star attraction with the Carousel!

Experience the majestic Carousel with a wealth of delightful features, including a large textile canopy, ornate reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, and a 2-tier deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with 5 buildable animal rides, including a white swan and 4 moving animals. Turn the crank and see the elephant, tiger, flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates. This delightful LEGO® Creator Expert model has an iconic elegance that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance and adventure. Upgrade with LEGO Power Functions for fully motorized operation.

  • Includes 7 minifigures: a ride operator, mom, dad, boy, girl, grandmother and a granddaughter.
  • The Carousel features a large textile canopy, ornate, reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, two-level deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with five buildable animal rides, including a white swan and four moving animals: an elephant, tiger, flamingo and a frog.
  • Also features a sturdy, buildable base for easy transportation.
  • Buy your ticket at the booth, take the stairs to the boarding platform and choose your favorite animal ride.
  • Turn the crank and see the elephant, tiger, flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates.
  • Enjoy an ice cream, candy or a delicious hot dog as you watch the whirling carousel.
  • Accessory elements include a camera, ice cream, candy and a hot dog in a bun.
  • New decorated elements include printed tickets and printed storybook tiles.
  • Includes lots of molded golden elements, reflective golden labels and medium-blue/dark-blue elements.
  • Motorize the Carousel with the LEGO® Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included).
  • Collect and build an entire fairground with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10247 Ferris Wheel.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 13” (35cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
June 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.

 

 

Selected LEGO Batman Movie Sets Now Up To 25% Off At Amazon.

Even after three months since its theatrical debut, The LEGO Batman Movie is still clearly, a crowd favorite, especially now that fans can enjoy the film in its digital HD format at the comfort of their homes. If you haven’t caught up with your TLBM collection, you may also be glad to know that Amazon has slashed their prices for most of the LEGO Batman Movie sets up to 25%. If you’ve missed out on any of the sets first offered in the initial wave of TLBM sets, then scroll down to see what great bargains you can get from the online retailer giant. Clicking on the links will bring you directly to their respective Amazon page. You may also want to take a look at our previous reviews of these sets which you can also find below. Check these out.

 

The Joker Balloon Escape 70900 ($14.99 Now: $11.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

Mr. Freeze Ice Attack 70901 ($19.99 Now: $15.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

Clayface Splat Attack 70904 ($34.99 Now: $27.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

The Batmobile 70905 ($59.99 Now: $45.49 @ 24% off)

 

 

The Joker Notorious Lowrider 70906 ($49.99 Now: $43.80 @ 12% off) 

 

 

Killer Croc Tail-Gator 70907 ($69.99 Now: $55.99 @ 20% off)

 

The Scuttler 70908 ($79.99 Now: $63.99 @ 20% off)

 

 

Batcave Break-In 70909 ($99.99 Now: $74.86 @ 25% off)

 

 

 

LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave 21137 – Official Press Release and Photos!

After partially revealing in social media its largest LEGO Minecraft set to date, LEGO has now officially announced (with tons of pictures!) its next direct-to-consumer Minecraft set, The Mountain Cave (21137). According to LEGO’s press release, which you can find below, the set contains 2,863 pieces (almost twice as many bricks compared to 2016’s The Village 21128) and weighs in at 3.36 kilos. The Mountain Cave (21137) will be available on July 1, with an early VIP access beginning June 15 as mentioned in the LEGO Store’s June Calendar.

21137 The Mountain Cave

Ages 12+.  2,863 pieces.

US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £259.99 – DK 2099.00 DKK

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

 

Experience the Mountain Cave!

Build and experience the Mountain Cave, featuring an amazing minecart track with an integrated redstone‑powered minecart elevator, and an array of other features and functions, including TNT blasting, rotating spider‑spawner, charged Creeper™ explosion and a lava burst. Position the light brick to illuminate the rotating spider-spawner, wall of redstone, jack o’lantern, first-night shelter, furnace, lava or the torch above the cave entrance. Enjoy hands‑on Minecraft™ adventures featuring your favorite characters and objects with this easy-to-reconfigure, modular LEGO® Minecraft set designed for young fans of the highly successful sandbox video game. Includes Steve and Alex minifigures, plus 13 mobs including a charged Creeper™.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: Steve and Alex, plus a cave spider, wolf, baby wolf, slime, 2 small slimes, 2 bats, zombie, enderman, skeleton, sheep and a charged Creeper™.
  • Features a minecart track with an integrated redstone-powered minecart elevator; 2 minecarts; first-night shelter with bed, crafting table and torch; a mountaintop shelter with bed, torch and furnace; plus a light brick, trees, waterfall, lava and extra torches.
  • Open up the model to access the detailed interior and remodel with easy-to-connect modular sections.
  • Remove the diamond ore elements and activate the lava burst function.
  • Activate the revolving cave-spider spawner.
  • Trigger the charged Creeper™ explosion function.
  • Jump aboard the minecart and race around the track, and travel to the mountaintop aboard the redstone powered minecart elevator.
  • Blast through the mountain with the TNT to extend the rail track.
  • Position the light brick to illuminate the rotating spider-spawner, wall of redstone, jack o’lantern, first-night-shelter, furnace, lava or the torch above the cave entrance.
  • Enjoy easy access to the detailed interior.
  • Put on your golden armor, grab your diamond sword and shield, and prepare for battle!
  • Weapons include a sword and a bow.
  • Accessory elements include a Minecraft™ clock, spider eyes, signs, map, golden armor, shield, TNT and 8 ore style elements, including diamond, lapis lazuli, emerald, redstone, golden, iron and 2 coal ores.
  • Easy-to-reconfigure, modular design—choose from 3 different model configurations.
  • Set your imagination free—rebuild the set for more LEGO® Minecraft™ creations!
  • Measures over 12” (31cm) high, 20” (53cm) wide and 11” (29cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning July 1, 2017.