From Alarm Clocks to Pillows: Here Are Some Cool LEGO Movie 2 Products to Watch Out For

We’re just counting the weeks before the LEGO Movie 2 hit theaters and what better way to celebrate the film by having any of these TLM2 memorabilia. From Happy Meal toys to DK’s collection of books inspired by the film, it seems that there is still plenty of room for other LEGO Movie 2 products to join this year’s most brickstacular film. So while waiting for the film’s opening on February 8, let’s take a look at some of the cool TLM2 tie-in products that are out there. Clicking on the following affiliate links below will provide you with further details about each product.

Alarm Clocks

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Light Up Alarm Clock (9003967)

Emmet Brickowski longed to be popular in his town of Bricksburg, but due to living his life by the book, no one ever noticed him. This all changed however, when Bricksburg came under attack and it was up to Emmet to save the town. Emmet showed that everyone is special in their own way and became a hero!

Help Emmet rescue his friends from the intergalactic invader Sweet Mayhem with this fantastic LEGO mini-figure clock and you too can become on of the great master builders!

  • Help save the people of Bricksburg with this LEGO Movie 2 Emmet mini-figure Kids Light Up Alarm Clock
  • Digital LCD Screen with 12hr display, Back Light colour: Orange, Height: 6 inches tall, Alarm and Snooze functions, Moveable parts: Arms, Battery Type: 2x AAA (included), Age:6+
  • Official LEGO Product

 

LEGO Movie 2 Wyldstyle Light Up Alarm Clock (9003974)

Wyldstyle is a tough and creative free spirit. She is streetwise master builder and doesn’t let people give her orders. Although she is tough as nails, she has a soft side and puts a lot of faith in those close to her.

It’s time to team up with Wyldstyle against Sweet Mayhem with this fantastic LEGO Movie 2 Mini-figure Alarm Clock and you too can become one of the great master builders!

  • Help save the LEGO Universe from Sweet Mayhem with this LEGO Movie 2 Wyldstyle mini-figure Kids Light Up Alarm Clock
  • Digital LCD Screen with 12hr display, Back Light colour: Orange, Height: 6 inches tall, Alarm and Snooze functions, Moveable parts: Arms, Battery Type: 2x AAA (included), Age:6+
  • Official LEGO Product.

 

Buildable Wrist Watch

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Buildable Watch (8021445)

LEGO Movie 2 Wyldstyle Buildable Watch (8021452)

LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty Buildable Watch (8021476)

 

Pillows

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet Buddy Pillow

LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty Buddy Pillow

LEGO Movie 2 Sweet Mayhem Buddy Pillow

LED Key Lights

LEGO Movie 2 Emmet LED Key Light

 

Emmet returns in The LEGO Movie 2. The full-length theatrical LEGO adventure opens in theaters February 2019. Emmet features a sensor on the chest which, when pressed, will illumiate his feet. Add a splash of fun to your backpack or bag with this delightful Emmet Key Light.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Batman LED Key Light

Batman returns in The LEGO Movie 2. The full-length theatrical LEGO adventure opens in theaters February 2019. Batman features a sensor on the chest which, when pressed, will illumiate his eyes. Add a splash of fun to your backpack or bag with this delightful Batman Key Light.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Unikitty LED Key Light

Princess Unikitty returns in The LEGO Movie 2. The full-length theatrical LEGO adventure opens in theaters February 2019. Starring as one of Emmet’s fellow travelers is Unikitty, a sweet, loveable member of the team with a powerful secret. Unikitty features a touch sensor on her face which, when pressed, will illumiate her horn. Add a dash of sass and sunshine to your backpack or bag with this delightful Unikitty Key Light.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Costumes

LEGO Movie 2 Lucy Deluxe Child Costume

 

Lucy is a no-nonsense determined kind of girl with a huge heart. You can look just like the amazing Master Builder herself in this Lucy Deluxe Costume! This costume is bold just like Lucy! Costume features a longsleeve top with an attached skirt, leggings, a pair of fingerless gloves, and a headband with attached hair extensions.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards Promotional Now Live

LEGO has a new promotional offer that makes the LEGO Movie 2 experience more awesome. For a minimum, single receipt purchase worth $40 and more, you’ll get three free packs of the LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards featuring your favorite minifigure characters in the film. Each pack contains four cards, including one special foil card. There are a total of 36 cards to collect. As of this posting, these promotional trading cards are not for sale, though shop.LEGO.com lists them with a $2.99 value per pack. Doing the math, it means that you need to get all 9 packs in order to complete this trading collection (which you can get if you make a total of $120 worth of LEGO products), and this is if you don’t pick up duplicate copies since they are placed in blind foil packs.

LEGO VIP members also get an additional perk in the form of a free collector album with purchases worth $15 and above. The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards promotional started today and will run until February 24, or until supplies last. Though this is not the first time that LEGO launched a collectible trading card series with the introduction of the LEGO Create the World Collectible Trading Cards featuring 140 cards in all, the conditions and time frame in which the LEGO Movie 2 trading cards are offered is somehow falling short. Considering that you need to spend more than a hundred dollars in order to complete all 36 cards, without duplicates, and only within a one-month period is quite challenging.

FREE THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Trading Card! (5005775)

Get three free packs of your favorite characters and collect all 36! Look for special foil cards in each pack. LEGO® VIPs can add the cards to their free collector album with purchases over $15! Each album includes an exclusive VIP card, details from the movie and quotes from the characters. Offer Details: Valid 01/16/19 through 11:59pm EST, 02/24/19 or while supplies last only; available on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores.

I’m not much into trading cards, but since this is a freebie then I have no complaints about it. However for completionists, getting all these cards might prove to be a challenge. For the complete line of LEGO Movie 2 sets currently being offered, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com for more details. The LEGO Movie 2 CMF (71023) series will also be available starting February 1, so you may want to check out on this well.

 

Display at Madrid LEGO Exhibit Criticized by Israeli Diplomat in Spain as “Anti-Semitic”

There have been several instances around the world when LEGO was used as a medium for impressive diorama displays: the anniversary of Australia’s Parliament House, the recreation of an ancient Scottish fort and other historic or artistic exhibits. Sometimes these displays are positively received; other times they could draw controversy. The latter became the case during the Madrid LEGO Exhibit, entitled as “I Love LEGO” building exhibition held this week at Gaviria Palace in Madrid, Spain. One display, a diorama of soldiers accosting a village, was slammed by an Israeli diplomat to the country as having anti-Semitic undertones, despite the exhibit description being a dramatization of anti-Nazi reprisal actions post-WWII.

Titled “Operation Vengeance”, this diorama at Gaviria Palace’s “I Love LEGO” event supposedly captures an event wherein armed soldiers attacked the town of Priuli, northern Italy in 1945 due to it being home of Nazi sympathizers during the German occupation.

Madrid LEGO Exhibit

The minifigure soldiers attacking the townspeople, plus their transport truck, were emblazoned with Israeli flags, something Assaf Moran, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Spain, called out this Tuesday as a historical fallacy.

According to Moran, who visited the Madrid LEGO exhibit, the soldiers who took part in the 1945 attack on Priuli shouldn’t be wearing the flag of Israel because it didn’t exist until 1948; most likely these anti-Nazi soldiers should have been in British uniform. In addition, Moran decried the imagery of “Israeli soldiers” pointing firearms at civilians, Nazi sympathizers or otherwise, as misleading to the public, portraying Israel as a “violent and aggressive nation”.

Following this protest on behalf of the Israeli embassy, the event organizers of the Madrid LEGO Exhibit had the diorama altered to remove the Israeli flags therein. The I Love LEGO exhibit remains on Gaviria Palace for visitors until February 24, 2019.

This Fan-Made LEGO Fallout Video Teaser Trailer Is Eerie Cool

LEGO fans have longed for the day when their favorite video game titles may be rendered as actual LEGO sets. We already saw this feat achieved with the ground-breaking LEGO Overwatch theme. Many saw this as a positive sign of great things to come, with many fans being hopeful of more LEGO-video games collaboration in the future. While there are still a lot of seemingly impossible licensing obstacles that LEGO needs to hurdle before much of these become a reality, one LEGO fan, in particular, took upon himself to recreate another classic PC role-playing game, giving it a LEGO twist. We featured a pretty accurate MOC based on the game’s recent iteration, and this time around we now have this video trailer with a certain LEGO Worlds vibe, highlighting a custom-made, LEGO Fallout video teaser. See the video for your self.

YouTube video creator Bearly Regal made the video to conceptualize how a LEGO Fallout video game by, say, longtime LEGO game developers WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales might look. He expressed this in the video’s accompanying caption paraphrasing the Fallout series slogan: “LEGO, LEGO never changes.”

Rendering of the Fallout environment for the video was done through the WBI-TT sandbox game LEGO Worlds, available across current video game platforms. The game recently got a “Wild-West” themed DLC.

It seems that the trend of rendering popular film and video game trailers into LEGO bricks is here to stay. We’ve seen some recent sweet productions on this side of YouTube land such as next year’s Avengers: Endgame, Pacific Rim Uprising, and even Bohemian Rhapsody. All these teaser trailers were animated using actual stop-motion techniques using LEGO pieces, and for a video game such as Fallout, it is quite ingenious to see how Bearly Legal managed to use LEGO Worlds as its platform and go full 3D to make some fun vignettes to upload online.

So what to do you think of this fan-made LEGO Fallout video teaser trailer? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments section below.

LEGO Life App Sees Additional 23K New Users Signed Up in Hong Kong

What happens when you mix a social media mobile app with the customization potential one might find in a LEGO video game? You get LEGO Life, a social media platform geared towards the younger LEGO and internet fan. Launched in 2017, it has become one of the most-favored kids’ social networks, with LEGO fans the world over waiting for when the app’s coverage eventually reaches their respective territories.

That much could be said for Hong Kong. LEGO Life launched its platform there (plus Macau and Taiwan) several months ago, and current user statistics show that there are plenty of LEGO fans in those regions.

You pretty much can’t argue with a recorded regular user base of around 23,000. Even better, a solid 90% of those users are all children between the ages of 5 and 10, which is the target range of LEGO Life as laid down by The LEGO Group itself. The 23,000 LEGO Life users from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan join the rest of the 5.8 million global users as recorded from 2017.

As LEGO Digital Marketing & e-Commerce Manager for Hong Kong and Taiwan, Candice Wong says, “We believe the unique proposition of the app which ties to local consumer insights is the key. Parents in Hong Kong are very conscious of kids’ digital consumption and are concerned about their children’s online privacy and safety. LEGO Life, adhering to the highest standard of child safety online, eases parents’ concern over privacy or safety issues.”

The LEGO Life social network helps enforce anonymity between users by having all user avatars based on minifigures with online aliases. This is welcome for parents whose children engage actively on the app. Furthermore, social community building is LEGO Life’s primary direction, not selling more LEGO products (beyond the “Product Registration” feature that creates virtual versions of real sets owned by LEGO Life users).

“We aim at making LEGO Life an extension of their play experience,” notes Wong, “rather than replacing physical play which we know is so important to children’s development and well-being.”

LEGO Files Restraining Order to Keep LEGO-like Zuru Toys Off Retailer Shelves

If one is to ask LEGO, they would say that theirs are the only true building-brick construction toy brand in the world, with every other company manufacturing any toy blocks with an interlocking-stud system being in violation of their original brick patent. LEGO has crusaded against such copycat toy rip-offs in China this year and previously. Now they have a new target in the U.S. in the person of Zuru Toys.

LEGO is taking exception to Zuru Toys, a company with a wide variety of products for kids that has recently rolled out two construction-brick lines, Max Build More and Mayka launched just this October. The Denmark-based global toy giant is filing a restraining order from their US HQ in Connecticut to keep MBM and Mayka products off the shelves of toy retailers such as Walmart.

In their RO filing, LEGO points out that not only do the Max Build More and Mayka toys from Zuru have the telltale LEGO-brick interlocking studs, plus similar-looking human minifigures, the deliberate marketing of MBM as having more brick pieces at affordable prices than LEGO sets is a “fair-play” violation.

In LEGO’s words, the cheaper rates for Max Build More brick products can do “irreparable harm” to the reputation of more expensively priced but high-quality LEGO sets, and also trigger consumer confusion during holiday shopping by exploiting their desires for bargains. Lastly, the toy giant is also playing the “copyright infringement” card on Zuru’s “inferior” products.

For their part, Zuru Toys has sent word via their representing attorney Thomas Dunlap of Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig that LEGO’s complaint and restraining order filing is being reviewed by his clients, pending a response.

These Fan-Made LEGO Avengers: Endgame Trailers Hit the Internet

We’ve waited several months on end to learn what the subtitle would be for MCU’s Avengers 4, the conclusion to the finger-spanning-ly tragic Avengers: Infinity War last April. Now, we know it’ll be called Avengers: Endgame, bringing Phase 4 of the MCU franchise to an end nearly a year to the day after the last one, on April 2019. Seeing as the MCU, and Marvel in general, are quite popular subjects in licensed LEGO sets, it was inevitable that not only the company itself but its solid fandom would start paying tribute to this long-awaited monumental superhero film. And they’re doing it through these fan-made LEGO Avengers: Endgame trailers.

Two particular versions of these painstakingly produced fan-made LEGO Avengers: Endgame trailers using real LEGO bricks and minifigures have now garnered attention over on YouTube. They’re both the work of stop-motion LEGO animators with longtime channels on the video-sharing platform.

First off, we have this all-natural no-frills interpretation courtesy of Bricky Studios:

And then we have this enhanced brick-rendered trailer from Huxley Berg Studios, which blends the plastic actors and sets with some rudimentary but appropriate special effects to blow minds:

That’d give Brickfilm Day’s Bohemian Rhapsody trailer a good run for its money in effects-blending. Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is set to premiere on April 26 next year. For comparison’s sake, we’re linking the official movie trailer here for you.

Here’s Another Guinness World Records Giveaway – the LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124)

When Guinness Book of World Records featured LEGO sets in its 2019 edition, nobody might have expected them to offer a giveaway of one of those sets to those who answered a trivia question on their website. Then, it just ballooned as one by one the eight prominent “record-holding” LEGO sets from the 2019 book were promoted in the contest. Now, the Guinness World Records official website is holding one more trivia contest. On the line is the seventh – and probably the penultimate – LEGO set to be given away, not a record-holder itself but based on one iconic recorded event: the LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124).

LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124)

The rather uncommon LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124) set is a model build of the historic Guinness record-holder of the first successful flight of a heavier-than-air powered aircraft. As anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of history knows, the Wright Flyer was built by the Wright Brothers Orville and Wilbur, who flew the pioneering airplane near Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903.

Once again, the contest is valid only for Guinness website visitors from Canada, Ireland, and the UK. They just need to answer the trivia question on the LEGO Wright Flyer info page and add their contact information. The submission deadline will be on Friday, December 14 at around midnight GMT.

LEGO Apologizes for Brittle, Reddish Brown Bricks – Assures Problem is Now Solved

Designing a system of plastic bricks and pieces that can be assembled, stand up to semi-rough handling, and yet still be disassembled without too much effort is an art mastered by LEGO. It’s these qualities that put LEGO above many inferior copycats. But even this well-established toy brand has off days too. Since the start of 2018, there have been LEGO owners who have noticed that some bricks and building elements of a particular range of color have been, well, less robust than their fellows. They would either snap apart or crumble into fragments when tried to attach to another brick. And these primarily happen amongst reddish brown bricks.

What is it with these brown pieces that makes them so brittle? from lego

After a majority of the year without any announcement by LEGO about the problem of brittle, reddish brown bricks, the LEGO Group finally released their official statement addressing the oddities found in these LEGO pieces. Furthermore, they’ve also added that these quality issues are solved.

It’s possible that the issue didn’t escalate into something ugly because many owners who encountered the problematic reddish brown bricks were smart enough to go to LEGO Customer Service with their concerns, and received replacement bricks. The LEGO announcement not stating specific sets affected by inferior component bricks was also a positive step.

Anyway, here’s the LEGO announcement:

The LEGO Group has been working hard to address reported issues with Reddish Brown bricks becoming brittle and breaking under use.

The issues have been identified and we are happy to announce that they have been fixed.

The fixes were put in place earlier this year for the LEGO colours 154 (New Dark Red), 192 (Reddish Brown) and 308 (Dark Brown).

We waited until now to make the announcement, as we wanted to be 100% certain all issues had been addressed and fixed.

If you, at any time, have a LEGO element which doesn’t live up to the standard you’d expect from us – then please don’t hesitate to contact Customer Service and we will send you replacement parts.

We are terribly sorry for the inconveniences this has caused our loyal LEGO Fans across the World.

Image credit: Brickset

2018 Hallmark LEGO Christmas Ornaments Features Joker and Lloyd

It’s December now, and thus merchandise themed after the Holidays are starting to dominate the shopping scene. The same goes for LEGO, with a variety of Christmas-themed sets already available online and in stores. They also have licensed collaborations with other companies such as Hallmark, which is introducing a line of LEGO-themed Christmas tree ornaments. For this year, Hallmark is proud to present its 2018 Hallmark LEGO Christmas ornaments for hanging on a Christmas tree or anywhere else needing some “bricky” holiday cheer. Both ornaments are shaped as large LEGO minifigures, each taken from two hit LEGO films, the LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Batman Movies.

The LEGO Batman Movie ornament depicts Joker himself, with his long, purple coattails and shark-toothed grin. His LEGO Ninjago Movie counterpart is Lloyd, dashing to action with his trusty sword in hand. Both Hallmark ornaments are just over two and a half inches tall, just the right decorative ornament size. Read for the full details on these new, 2018 Hallmark LEGO Christmas ornaments.

The LEGO® Batman Movie™ The Joker™ Ornament

Laugh your way through the holidays with The Joker™. With his shocking green hair and perpetual grin, he longs to take over Gotham City™ as Batman’s greatest enemy. Build on the excitement of “The LEGO® Batman Movie™” with this Christmas tree ornament that’s fun for fans of all ages.

  • Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2018 in copyright.
  • With unparalleled artistry and exceptional detail, each festive and collectible Keepsake Ornament is made for years of celebrations.
  • From preserving precious memories to commemorating special milestones and interests, there’s a Hallmark ornament for everyone on your gift list.
  • Hallmark has been your family-owned creator of greeting cards, gifts, gift wrap, ornaments and more for over 100 years. We take deep pride in helping individuals connect in just the right way.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 2.52″ W x 2.64″ H x 2.44″ D.

 

THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ Lloyd Ornament

In the LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™, young Master Builder Lloyd Garmadon (aka The Green Ninja) and his friends are on a quest to defeat the evil warlord Garmadon—who also happens to be his father. Bring home our Christmas tree ornament of the unforgettable hero to delight kids, LEGO® fans and aspiring ninjas of all ages.

  • Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Christmas tree ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. 2018 in copyright.
  • With unparalleled artistry and exceptional detail, each festive and collectible Keepsake Ornament is made for years of celebrations.
  • From preserving precious memories to commemorating special milestones and interests, there’s a Hallmark ornament for everyone on your gift list.
  • Hallmark has been your family-owned creator of greeting cards, gifts, gift wrap, ornaments and more for over 100 years. We take deep pride in helping individuals connect in just the right way.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 1.9″ W x 2.46″ H x 2.79″ D.

These 2018 Hallmark LEGO Christmas ornaments are both priced at $15.99 and can be purchased directly from Hallmark, or Amazon where discounts might be possible but not yet announced. If you prefer Christmas shopping in the traditional way, then Hallmarks stores also have them.