As early as last month, news has started to come in regarding the availability of the brick-built version of the most polarizing avian species in recent Star Wars lore. Love them or hate them, it seems that LEGO has already reserved a soft spot for The Last Jedi’s Porg, and has kept its availability under strict control since the infamous leaks of the LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) came out earlier this year. Now that The Last Jedi’s luster is starting to diminish, followed by the equally received Solo: A Star Wars Movie, I guess LEGO has no more reasons to hold back.
Recently, LEGO’s servers have been updated to now include official images of the UCS-like LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) set. Now listed at shop.LEGO.com, this particular Porg will be available to LEGO Star Wars fans starting October 1. The set will retail for $69.99 and comes in at 811 pieces. Read on for the full product description and some official images.
Own an unmistakable character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi with this LEGO® Star Wars 75230 Porg! This faithfully detailed Star Wars toy includes intricate feather detailing, authentic colors and an opening mouth and flapping wings when you press the tail. The set also comes with a display stand with decorative fact plaque and extra porg mini build, to form the perfect centerpiece for your LEGO collection.
Features authentic detailing, an opening mouth and flapping wings.
Also includes a display stand with decorative fact plaque and an extra porg mini build.
Porg without stand stands over 7” (19cm) high.
Display stand measures approx. 2” (6cm) high and 1” (3cm) deep, and over 4” (11cm) wide.
Relive fun porg adventures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
As we close in towards the end of this quarter, more and more info seems to land on the internet regarding the LEGO Movie 2 sets prior to the sequel’s theatrical debut on February, 2019. We had a full reveal of the new Wasteland Batman costume a few days ago, and it is expected that this Mad Max-like version of the Dark Knight will eventually make its way as a minifigure in any of the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 sets scheduled for next year. And speaking about new LEGO sets, Amazon France is on the lead again in giving us more information about these upcoming tie-in sets.
This year’s San Diego Comic Con also saw the reveal of three LEGO Movie 2 sets, with an expected release date of early January. Other than these confirmed sets, it looks like we will have additional 9 sets under the film’s belt and more as we count weeks before the rest of the reveal sometime late December or January. As consolidated by Price Vortex, we now have additional info on these sets’ piece count and expected retail price. Here’s what we have so far.
It is interesting to note that its very likely that there will be a LEGO BrickHeadz single and dual sets under this theme considering that there are sets listed above that are within the price range of 9.99 and 19.99 Euros. Another point of interest is set 70840 which seem to be the largest among all the listed sets so far. Amazon FR shows that this set’s box packaging measures at 58.2cm X 17cm X 48 cm. (LxWxH), which is very similar to that of the LEGO Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow (70810) D2C set clocking at 2,741 pieces. We can safely guess that set 70840 may perhaps be the largest direct-to-consumer set that LEGO has in store for The LEGO Movie 2.
Based from the looks of it, LEGO is posed to release a huge collection of tie-in sets that can rival those from the first film. Not included in this listing are polybags and other LEGO Movie 2 gift-with-purchase sets. We’re surely off to a good start in 2019. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is scheduled to open in cinemas in the US on February 8, with more LEGO tie-in sets to be revealed at the end of this year. Remember to subscribe to our blog site and stay tuned here in The Brick Show!
Another MCU trailer has broken the internet. Currently trending at #3 over at YouTube with more than 14 million views as of this posting, Captain Marvel’s official trailer has taken the online world by storm in less than 12 hours. In this official trailer, we see the Kree heroine being thrown from space and landing on an all-too-familiar 90s pop culture symbol. In case you missed it, here’s the official trailer once again.
We don’t need the power of the Mind Stone to be certain that LEGO has something in the works for MCU 9th Phase 3 film. Since March early this year when Marvel Entertainment released its official press release about MCU’s cosmic powered heroine, I made a wishlist of LEGO tie-in sets that I would like to see before the film debuts on March 8, 2019. And this month when official set images of Captain Marvel were revealed, we had a better look at Starforce, the Kree’s elite military group whom Captain Marvel is affiliated, and the Skrulls which is the film’s supposedly main antagonists.
Similar to LEGO Marvel Superheroes Guardian of Galaxy Vol. 2 and Black Panther subthemes, we can expect that Captain Marvel will also have two or three LEGO tie-in sets under her name. Some of the things that I definitely expect are sets where we can find Captain Marvel in her various minifigure renditions which included her predominantly green Starforce uniform, another uniform iteration with the signature mask and helmet on, and the upgraded red and blue uniform as seen in the comic books.
As I mentioned before, another LEGO Marvel Superheroes Captain Marvel set will most likely include Nick Fury in his younger years as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and the Kree hero Captain Mar-vell (played by Jude Law). Another candidate will be a set that includes the shape-shifting Skrulls – something similar perhaps to that beachfront scene where the Skrulls have supposedly arrived.
It is somehow established that most of MCU’s recent movie trailers turn out to be teasers as well for future LEGO sets. Some of these are GOTG’s battle with the Abilisk as depicted in The Milano vs. The Abilisk (76081), Black Panther’s Royal Talon Fighter Attack (76100), and Thor Ragnarok’s Thor vs. Hulk: Arena Clash (76088). It is not therefore, a long shot to consider that any of the scenes that we saw in Captain Marvel’s official trailer will find its way as an official LEGO Marvel Superheroes set early next year.
Which particular scene from Captain Marvel’s official trailer do you think will become an official LEGO set? Let me know about your wish list and share them in the comments below.
Batman Day may all be over, but the hype is still on. After the reveal of the new Wasteland Batman minifigure from the upcoming LEGO Movie 2, it looks like we’re getting a handful of LEGO Batman Movie sets now at great discount prices over at Amazon.
Whether to prep you up for the next big LEGO brick film in 2019, or perhaps you just missed out on them over at shop.LEGO.com now, is definitely the time to get these 2018 TLBM sets. Most appealing are the price cuts on the Bat-Space Shuttle (70923) and Batcave Break In (70909) which are at 13% and 22% off from their original prices respectively. Just click on the set’s name for more information over at Amazon. I also provided the set’s link on shop.LEGO.com just in case you still want to rack up on those VIP points.
In case you missed it, DC fans all over the world is now celebrating the Dark Knight’s annual Batman Day in honor of the Caped Crusader’s first comic book appearance in Detective Comics #27 way back in 1939. And to mark the occasion, the official Twitter page of The LEGO Movie 2 has posted an alternate costume of the Dark Knight that I hope will find its way in becoming a physical minifigure. Dubbed as Wasteland Batman, it shows how our hero managed to survive post-apocalyptic Bricksburg after the Duplon Invasion of Taco Tuesday.
The LEGO Movie 2 has introduced a lot of changes to our minifig heroes when we first saw them in The LEGO Movie. Perhaps the most striking of them all is the ‘evolution’ that Unikatty went through – from being the ambassadress of joy and happy thoughts, to a full-grown battle cat that even other LEGO mechs will steer away from. We also Wyldstyle sporting a new desert wasteland look, while the rest of Bricksburg’s residents became like Mad Max extras. As far as we can see it, it is only Emmet that somehow managed to retain his cheery attitude and typical garb.
If you recall, we had our first glimpse of our revamped characters when the official poster for The LEGO Movie 2 first came out last June, and a partial Wasteland Batman was seen reflected on Sweet Mayhem’s visor, and later on in the film’s official trailer.
LEGO has already announced three initial LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets that will be released in January 2019. However, notably missing is the new Wasteland Batman minifigure that we saw frequently on the film’s early promotions. My best bet is that we will see this new version of Batman in a soon-to-be announced set. And in my opinion, this is perhaps one of the best costumes that our minifig Dark Knight has ever worn. I like how the large, half-tire shoulder pads turned out, including the tattered cape, and metallic bat logo in front. He also has his yellow utility belt piece first introduced in The LEGO Batman Movie, which is a kind of interesting choice given that in first TLM film, we saw him having a printed belt instead rather than having a physical counterpart.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is slated to hit US theaters on February 8, with several LEGO tie-in sets to be announced early next year, or late December.
The new and revamped LEGO Ideas platform is back with another building contest to test you brick-building mettle. After the successful launch of its first contest (post-Rebrick), Form Your Most Imaginative Voltron Scene, LEGO Ideas has announced another MOC-building competition that draws inspiration from Disney Pixar’s super family. The LEGO Ideas Create an Amazing Family Moment encourages aspiring Master Builders to come up with their most super cool depiction of what day-to-day life is for the Parr Family.
Submission of entries has already begun, and will end on October 10. Winners will be announced on November 13 over at the LEGO Ideas website. Submitted entries must be able show a day in the life of the Incredibles family using either physical bricks or a digital build using LEGO Digital Designer (LDD). Three winners will be selected – a Grand Prize Winner which will bring home $500 USD worth of prizes, and 2 Runner-Ups with $200 USD worth of goodies each.
Read on for the rest of the details of the LEGO Ideas Create an Amazing Family Moment, and if you’re up to task, be sure to visit its respective Contest Page for more details about the contest rules before you submit your entry. The LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets are now available at your local LEGO brand store and at shop.LEGO.com. Happy building!
Create an Amazing Family Moment
What’s it like to be part of a super family? It’s probably very rewarding and satisfying to use that super strength, elasticity, invisibility or super speed to help those in need around you! Whatever it might be, LEGO® Juniors want you to build and show us your idea of a day in the life of Disney•Pixar’s The Incredibles!
It’s time to share your ideas with the community. We look forward to your contribution!
ENTRY DEADLINE: Submit your entry no later than October 10th 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST.
How it Works
The contest will consist of 3 phases:
Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before October 10th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event we have to return it to you for changes.
Judging Phase – Our judges review the entries and choose the winners by November 2nd 2018.
Winners Announcement – We share the Grand Prize winner and two Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas on November 13th 2018!
How to Enter
Build your amazing family moment using LEGO elements or a digital building tool like LEGO Digital Designer. You’re welcome to use image editing tools, such as Photoshop, to enhance your photos/presentation.
Take up to five photos of your creation and submit them to the contest. Make sure to show off all angles and any features or functions of your creation.
Add a title and short description.
Upload your entry to the contest using the blue Submit Your Entry button found on the contest page.
Starting September 13, LEGO VIP card holders will now have the chance to bag the very first LEGO set tagged with the Master Builder seal approval. The LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) brings together the most memorable and iconic scenes from the Empire Strikes Back under one, featured-pack LEGO Star Wars set. So before you head over at your local LEGO Store or hit that buy button at shop.LEGO.com, the cool guys of IGN gives as a sampling of what to expect from this 2,800+ piece set. Thanks to Max Scoville and Brian Altano, it looks like we have our very first video review of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222). Check out their video below.
Nothing beats seeing the actual set, and this is especially true with the Betrayal at Cloud City (75222). I have to say that I didn’t imagine this to be this huge. The footprint alone for the completed build is quite impressive. As revealed by LEGO through the set’s official press release earlier last month, this very first Master Builder set comes with tons of play features that sets it apart from other LEGO Star Wars UCS, sets which is mostly meant for display. However, I have to agree with the IGN people that the set does not even remotely look like the Cloud City as we know from the films. In fact, the overall feel and design of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) makes it look like a cross-sectioned Death Star.
Though some older LEGO fans may consider this as a turn-off for certain reasons, the Betrayal of Cloud City (75222) set makes up for it through the sheer number of minifigures and play features that are included into it. The set comes with a whopping 18 minifigures, including minibuilds of Boba Fett’s Slave I, an all-red Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and the iconic Han Solo in carbonite prison plus several action-packed features to relive those unforgettable Star Wars Episode V scenes.
Thanks once again to IGN for sharing this first video review of the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222). And in case you’ve set your eyes to this set as a first day buy (and with enough cash to spare), this first Master Builder set will retail for $349.99 USD and will be available starting tomorrow at shop.LEGO.com and all LEGO brand stores in the US and other parts of the globe.
The initial wave of 2018 sets for LEGO Star Wars included several battle scene packs that usually comprised several minifigures with props and a brick-built vehicle or two of some sort. They were functional recreations of key fight scenes from the franchise and thus offered more playability than vehicle sets. Lately Star Wars news site Rebelscum has reported the sighting of a special LEGO Star Wars set in warehouse retailer CostCo. Instagrammer YakFace describes it as a LEGO Star Wars 2-in-1 Super Packs, containing a couple of this year’s LEGO Star Wars releases, particularly two Battle Pack sets.
Rebelscum believes these Super Packs may be LEGO exclusives available at CostCo, and with the $23.99 asking price, they’re definitely a superior deal than buying the two sets in their separate boxes. LEGO Star Wars fans who have more than enough saved to buy Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) this coming Thursday might consider picking one of these up extra at their nearest CostCo store.
When Disney released Toy Story 3 back in 2010, it seemed like the fitting end of a film series in line with its themes: a teenager who once owned his beloved toys has grown past his need of them, but gets to entrust his treasures to another owner who will look after them in the future. Then again, it’s Disney; they’d prefer that none of their franchises remain stagnant too long. So we have word that LEGO Toy Story 4 sets are coming in next year, slated to arrive ahead of the Disney sequel’s planned release.
It should be recalled that LEGO did much the same before the 2010 premiere of Toy Story 3, when it unloaded 15 sets and polybags based on places and events that took place over the entire film trilogy. Chances are, they’ll do the same for the upcoming 4th film, with a new collection of LEGO Toy Story 4 sets. The latest LEGO tie-ins for a Disney-Pixar animated film were the LEGO Juniors Incredibles 2 sets, which were released this June.
That said, this bit of news that came by way of Brick Fanatics remains, at this point, a rumor until The LEGO Group releases official information to confirm or debunk it. Toy Story 4 will premiere June 19, 2019 and will focus on a love story between Sheriff Woody and Bo Peep, who was conspicuously absent in Toy Story 3.
A new LEGO BrickHeadz duo will soon finally find their way from the MACUSA to your nearest local LEGO store. The new LEGO BrickHeadz Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald (41631) dual-pack has been officially revealed via LEGO’s Facebookpage earlier today. Numbered #76 and #77 respectively, this dual-pack set comes in at 247 pieces and will retail for the same price of $19.99 like other previous LEGO BrickHeadz dual sets. In my opinion, these are one of the best LEGO BrickHeadz sets that I’ve seen so far, with a very accurate brick rendition of their hair and clothes while still retaining that particular BrickHeadz vibe.
It is a welcome surprise that the LEGO BrickHeadz Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald (41631) set is slated for an early release of October 1, ahead of the film’s November 16 release. Check out LEGO’s press release for more information, courtesy of The Brothers Brick.
This LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41631 Newt Scamander™ & Gellert Grindelwald play set is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all the iconic details from the Fantastic Beasts™ series, including Newt’s waistcoat, coat and detachable case, plus Grindelwald’s different colored eyes. Both come with detachable wands and stand on a buildable collector’s baseplate for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.
Buildable Newt Scamander™ & Gellert Grindelwald LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction characters feature decorated eyes and authentic details from the Fantastic Beasts™ series, including Newt’s waistcoat and jacket, Grindelwald’s different colored eyes and 2 wands.
Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate.
Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with other characters from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics. Fantastic Beasts™ toys measure over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate. Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square.