LEGO is wise to announce its offerings for the 2nd half of 2018 as early as summer, because we really have to buffer our wallets again this time.
Alongside the official press release of the LEGO Powered Up System of Play, now comes another announcement from The LEGO Group that gives a full reveal of more than a hundred LEGO sets covering almost all of LEGO’s existing themes and licenses to be offered starting August of this year.
I’m particularly excited about the announcement of the LEGO CMF Series 19 which LEGO promises to release this year. There is virtually no information yet about what Series 19 will be all about, but I do hope it will be exciting as well. I’m a bit a disappointed that there is still no mention of the much awaited LEGO Ideas Voltron set so I guess we have to be extra patient again.
Read on for the full press release.
LEGO Systems, Inc. Unveils 100+ New Building Sets for 2018 Holiday Season
– Kids Can Build Popular Properties Such as Harry Potter™, Fantastic Beasts™, Star Wars™, Powerpuff Girls™ and Unikitty!™ To Life –
NEW YORK (May 17, 2018) – Building upon announcements made earlier this year at American International Toy Fair, LEGO Systems, Inc. today unveils more than 100 additional new LEGO® building sets that will top the holiday wish lists of children of all ages. In a related announcement, the company also released further details regarding its portfolio of connected toys that merge digital and physical play.
“We continue our year-long celebration of the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick with a portfolio that reflects the timeless versatility of LEGO play. From classic, instruction-free building sets to life-like recreations of real-world vehicles, we aim to inspire more children to become builders while surprising and delighting the millions who already are building,” said Michael McNally, senior director of brand relations, LEGO Systems, Inc. “As we gear up for the 2018 holiday season, we’ve added more opportunities for creative building and we are excited to reveal new sets based on beloved characters from both the small and large screens.”
New LEGO DUPLO® Mickey’s Boat and Minnie’s Birthday Party sets, with bricks twice the size of standard LEGO bricks, introduces children as young as two to building with beloved friends.
LEGO Juniors, which introduces young builders to classic LEGO building with larger modular pieces, will inspire builders ages 4+ with sets based on the immersive worlds of LEGO City, LEGO Friends, and Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2.
Nostalgic and Themed Building
Instructions-free creative building evolves with LEGO Classic Bricks Bricks Bricks. Five new 3-in-1 models from LEGO Creator offer hours of building and rebuilding fun, including Modular Sweet Surprises and Mobile Stunt Show. Advanced builders interested in creating authentic, functional models will enjoy the challenge of four new LEGO Technic sets, including 2-in-1 models in Heavy Duty Forklift and Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX.
LEGO City explores everyday, real-life heroes and towns with sets such as LEGO City Hospital and People Pack – Outdoor Adventures, and a new sub-theme, Arctic Expedition, introduces seven new sets for cool build-and-role-play fun.
LEGO Friends revs creative engines with five new LEGO Friends Racing themed sets, including Drifting Diner and The Big Race Day. Additional sets based on the lives and adventures of five girls in Heartlake City will be available in August. The Friendship Box set offers an “IRL” build-and-play experience where builders create brick-based, life-sized gadgets to play with, such as a microphone and camera.
LEGO NINJAGO® brings The LEGO NINJAGO Movie™ to the playroom with the massive 3,553-piece NINJAGO City Docks set, as well as seven additional sets based on the latest season of NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu airing on Cartoon Network. New NINJAGO Dragon Master action toys launch the ninja to new heights.
Builders can explore the mythological world of LEGO Elves with two new sets as Emily Jones continues her quest to rescue new mythical guardian creatures from the evil Noctura and her bats.
Collectibles LEGO Minifigures allow fans to collect never-before-seen minifigures from a mystery bagged series, each including one figure. In celebration of the 40th Birthday of the LEGO Minifigure, Series 18 – Party Series includes 17 costumed characters, such as Dragon Suit Guy and Cat Costume Girl, as well as a replica of one of the original minifigures – the 1978 LEGO Police Officer. Later this year, Series 19 will launch, but details have not yet been announced.
Collectible LEGO BrickHeadz offer LEGO versions of iconic characters with additional new sets, some sold individually and some in duo packs. Based on popular properties and films, upcoming BrickHeadz construction sets include characters from Avengers: Infinity War, SOLO: A Star Wars Story, Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2, Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Harry Potter™, Universal’s Back to the Future and DC. There will be a rolling launch of even more BrickHeadz through the end of the year.
LEGO Architecture returns with a new sets to celebrate the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks including the Great Wall of China and the Statue of Liberty–a 17″-tall brick-built tribute packed with detail.
Licensed Building LEGO The Powerpuff Girls™ debuts with two building sets based on Cartoon Network’s animated series, featuring the action-packed adventures of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in LEGO form.
LEGO Minecraft™ returns with three new sets bringing the virtual creative building experience to life in physical form through LEGO play. Each set features favorite characters and biomes.
LEGO Brand x Warner Bros. Consumer Products
LEGO Unikitty!™, the beloved unicorn cat princess from the Warner Bros. film, The LEGO® Movie, now has her own animated series, Unikitty!™, produced by Warner Bros. Annimation and currently airing on Cartoon Network, featuring Princess Unikitty and her little brother and best friend Puppycorn™ and a colorful cast of brand-new friends. Five new building sets and a series of mystery bag collectibles launch in August, enabling children to recreate favorite stories and build Unikitty and Puppycorn in all of their expressive forms.
The Wizarding World™ comes to life in LEGO brick form in two themes. Five LEGO Harry Potter™ sets, including Hogwarts Express, Whomping Willow and Quidditch Match recreate moments from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Two LEGO Fantastic Beasts™ sets will feature characters and scenes from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, such as the previously announced Grindelwald’s Escape. Two more sets will be revealed later this year, but details have not yet been announced.
Three new DC Comics™ Super Heroes sets explore the adventures of Batman™, including Batman™: Brother Eye™ Takedown.
LEGO Brand and Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products
Two new LEGO Disney™ sets explore the scenes and stories of Rapunzel from Disney Tangled: The Series.
LEGO Star Wars™ building sets explore the characters, vehicles and scenes from across the Star Wars galaxy, including the latest films SOLO: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as various other episodes of the Star Wars film series. Fans can also create two new buildable figures of Han Solo™ and a Range Trooper™.
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The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.
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