First Look at the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi First Order AT-ST (75201).

Now that Star Wars Episode XIII The Last Jedi has finally landed in theaters across the US, it seems that LEGO has also pulled the veil off from one of its remaining LEGO Star Wars TLJ sets. If you recall, all the sets belonging to this subtheme has been finally revealed, with some of them available starting January 1 – save for one. We still yet to see the LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi First Order AT-ST (75201) up until now. But thanks to LEGO Star Wars fan LegosVidal2016, we now have our first look at the First Order AT-ST coming in at 370 pieces. Vidal says that the LEGO Star Wars First Order AT-ST has been on sale at a particular Toys R Us store.

*******WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD*******

This particular set is based on the scene where Finn and Rose make their daring escape aboard the First Order Star Destroyer, after they have infiltrated it to hack the ship’s light speed tracking capabilities. This particular AT-ST is partially damaged and when Finn and Rose is caught up in a bind against Captain Phasma and her troops, BB-8 comes to the rescue! It’s quite hilarious to see BB-8 as he tries to operate the damaged AT-ST, but nevertheless he gets the job done. There is also a lift where Rose is positioned as seen in the film, and from the looks of the set’s box art, it seems that this brick-built lift can also move up and down as well. The LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi First Order AT-ST (75201) includes the minifigures of Captain Phasma, Finn and Rose in their First Order officer uniforms, and of course, BB-8. Here’s a closer look at the set’s box art, and given the number pieces, we can assume that this set may retail at around $40.

So what do you think about this latest LEGO TLJ set reveal? Have you spotted the First Order AT-ST (75201) at your local TRU store? Share us a tip or two in the comments below.

 

Thanks to VaderFan2187 for the heads up.

2018 LEGO DC Superheroes Sets Now Available for Pre-Order – More Official Images Revealed.

We saw them revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic Con earlier in July, and this time, we now have more official images of the first wave of 2018 LEGO DC Superheroes sets scheduled to be available to all on January 1. News has it that these sets are now available at Toys R Us, and if you wish to rake up those VIP points LEGO Shop@Home has already listed the following sets for pre-order, featuring three new sets from DC comics lore.

January 1 also marks the release of more than 125 LEGO sets slated to be available both online and in-store as mentioned in the LEGO Store January 2018 calendar. These include the latest wave of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Justice League BrickHeadz among others. So if you still have some holiday cash to spend, then be sure to check out LEGO’s offers when the clock strikes 12 on midnight of December 31.

For now, let’s enjoy these crisp images.

Superman & Krypto Team-Up (76096)

Help Superman™ bust out of the Kryptonite prison!

Join Krypto™ the Superdog’s bid to release Superman™ with this LEGO® DC Super Heroes Superman & Krypto Team-Up set, featuring Lobo’s Space Hog bike, a Kryptonite prison, buildable red Energy Infuser and assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures. Fire the Space Hog bike’s stud shooters and use its bomb-dropping function to activate the prison’s explode function. This cool superhero toy for kids includes 2 minifigures and a Krypto the Superdog figure.

 

  • Includes Superman™ and Lobo™ minifigures, plus a buildable Krypto™ the Superdog figure.
  • Lobo’s Space Hog bike features a minifigure seat, 2 Kryptonite stud shooters, bomb-dropping function and 2 adjustable boosters.
  • Kryptonite prison features 2 translucent-green prison walls and an explode function.
  • Use the bomb dropped from Lobo’s Space Hog to activate the prison’s explode function.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-green Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable red Energy Infuser.
  • Krypto™ the Superdog figure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the Kryptonite prison to the 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set for even more Justice League action.
  • This cool superhero toy for kids is suitable for ages 6-12.
  • Space Hog measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide.
  • Kryptonite prison measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep.

 

Lex Luthor Mech Takedown (76097)

Power up for battle against the Lex Luthor™ Mech!

Team up with the Justice League heroes to grab the Energy Infuser back from Cheetah™, with this LEGO® DC Super Heroes Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown set. The mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter and attachment points for 3 collectible Energy Infusers. This superhero toy for boys and girls also includes Batman’s Bat-Glider with 2 stud shooters, the buildable green Energy Infuser, 5 minifigures, plus assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

 

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Lex Luthor™, Batman™ (in Rebirth Batsuit), Wonder Woman™, Firestorm™ and Cheetah™.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit/escape pod, posable legs, arms and fingers, adjustable 6-stud rapid shooter, buildable axe, attachment points for 3 collectible Energy Infusers, plus an attachment point for the Kryptonite prison featured in 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-Up.
  • Mech escape pod has foldout wings, an attachment point for an Energy Infuser and 2 detachable guns.
  • Bat-Glider features an attachment point for the Batman™ minifigure, 2 stud shooters and translucent-yellow light-style elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-orange Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable green Energy Infuser.
  • Attach the buildable red and blue Energy Infusers from the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76098 Speed Force Freeze Pursuit sets to the Lex Luthor™ Mech.
  • Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Wonder Woman’s lasso and Cheetah’s spear.
  • Batman™ (in Rebirth Batsuit) minifigure is new for January 2018.
  • Connect the 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up Kryptonite prison to the Lex Luthor™ Mech for even more Justice League action.
  • This superhero toy for boys and girls is suitable for ages 7-14.
  • Lex Luthor™ Mech measures over 7” (19cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Escape pod measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (4cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Bat-Glider measures over 2” (6cm) high, 1” (3cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 

Speed Force Freeze Pursuit (76098)

Pursue Reverse Flash™ and grab the Energy Infuser!

Dash with The Flash™ to catch Reverse Flash™ and match the awesome CyborgCopter against Killer Frost’s Ice Car, with this LEGO® DC Super Heroes Speed Force Freeze Pursuit set. The CyborgCopter has a net shooter and detachable weapons that double as minifigure weapons, while the Ice Car features an adjustable bulldozer blade and 2 stud shooters. This superhero toy for kids includes the buildable blue Energy Infuser, 4 minifigures and assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.

 

  • Includes 4 minifigures: The Flash™, Reverse Flash™, Cyborg™ and Killer Frost™.
  • CyborgCopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, rotor blade, net shooter, detachable dual stud shooter and detachable radar that double as minifigure weapons, plus translucent-red light-style elements.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car features a minifigure seat, adjustable bulldozer blade, dual stud shooters and translucent-ice-blue elements.
  • Includes 10 assorted translucent-ice-blue Power Burst elements to customize your builds and minifigures.
  • Also includes the buildable blue Energy Infuser.
  • Weapons include The Flash’s 2 Power Blasts.
  • Combine with 76096 Superman™ & Krypto™ Team-up and 76097 Lex Luthor™ Mech Takedown for even more Justice League action.
  • This superhero toy for kids is suitable for ages 6-12.
  • CyborgCopter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • Killer Frost’s Ice Car measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

 

In Lieu of The LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376), shop.LEGO.com Has Some VIP Points Specials.

Had things been different today, December 15, then this day would have marked the beginning of the now cancelled promotional period for the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Metalized Pod (5005376) supposedly as a free gift with purchase of any LEGO Star Wars item worth $60 and above. We reported last week that the whole thing is off, owing to quality control issues with the Darth Vader pods that The LEGO Group did not elaborate on.

Perhaps that’s why shop.LEGO.com opted to roll out special VIP point offers instead, and they’re different depending on which side of the Atlantic it is. For US and Canada, shop.LEGO.com is giving each VIP member 100 extra points whenever they buy a LEGO Star Wars set. Accessories like keychains and non-set items like LEGO books are not included here. This promo lasts from the 15th to Christmas Eve, December 24.

In Europe, including the UK, France and Germany, it’s a little bit simpler. Their VIP points earned when buying LEGO products are doubled. The only con is that it lasts only from December 15 to 17, on Sunday.

These are not the sought-after Darth Vader Pod (5005375), but it’s still something.

Relive Exciting Scenes from The Last Jedi With These LEGO Star Wars Sets!

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is almost in full swing across all US theatres today, and interest in the latest LEGO Star Wars sets is now on a whole new level. After seeing the film this Wednesday when it premiered in the Philippines, I couldn’t help but think how cool these LEGO The Last Jedi sets are, and how they re-enact some of the most, edge-of-your-seat moments in the film. Needless to say, The Last Jedi is the most awesome Star Wars movies to date, and LEGO has done an excellent job in immortalizing some its key moments in brick form.

So if you’re off to the cinemas to see TLJ, or if you have seen it already, better get these LEGO sets on hand and relive the excitement of watching The Last Jedi. Most of these sets are already available so if you don’t have them yet in your roster of LEGO Star Wars sets, now is the best time to have them.

Ahch-To Island Training (75200)

Join Master Luke as he trains Rey at his mountainside dwelling. This LEGO Star Wars toy features a hut with detailed interior, removable roof section for easy play, small bonfire build and rotating training function with an opening boulder with knockaway feature. With 2 minifigures and a Porg figure, this LEGO brick version of Luke’s dwelling from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will immerse any Star Wars fan in a galaxy of Jedi adventures.

Defense of Crait (75202)

 

This exciting Defense of Crait LEGO Star Wars toy has everything a Resistance warrior needs to play out the epic final battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The set features a highly detailed Resistance Ski Speeder with spring-loaded shooters, removable engine section, minifigure cockpit and a lowering stabilizer. There’s also a command tower with stud shooter on top and assorted weapons and tool elements, as well as a foldout trench section with rotating laser cannon and spring-loaded shooter, plus a gun emplacement with a stud shooter. Includes 5 minifigures.

Resistance Transport Pod (75176)

 

Make a quick escape with Finn and Rose in the Resistance Transport Pod. This detailed LEGO Star Wars version of the craft from Star Wars: Episode VIII features a 2-minifigure cockpit with removable canopy and detachable panels that reveal a rear storage compartment with space for the included BB-8 figure and a weapon store. There’s also a stud shooter at the side, aimed by turning the rear engine, plus dual spring-loaded shooters underneath. Includes 2 minifigures and a BB-8 figure.

First Order Heavy Scout Walker (75177)

Send General Hux and his crew into battle in the armored First Order Heavy Scout Walker. This impressive LEGO Star Wars version of the walker inspired by the blockbuster Star Wars Episode VIII movie features a 2-minifigure cockpit with opening top hatch, elevating spring-loaded shooters at both sides, elevating guns at the front, missile storage clips and hidden wheels that turn to make the legs ‘crawl’. This set also includes 4 minifigures.

Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter (75179)

Create your own LEGO Star Wars: Episode VIII battle adventures with Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter. This model features large wings, red exhaust detailing, an opening minifigure cockpit and trigger-activated spring-loaded shooters. The set also includes 3 minifigures and a BB-9E figure.

BB-8 (75187)

This faithfully reproduced LEGO Star Wars incarnation of the diminutive BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the ‘welding torch’. This faithfully reproduced model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece for any bedroom or office.

Resistance Bomber (75188)

Play out action-packed LEGO Star Wars: Episode VIII missions with the Resistance Bomber. This feature-packed model includes a button-activated bomb release function, spring-loaded shooters, 2 opening rear gun turrets with space for a minifigure, elevating rear guns, a 2-minifigure front cockpit with detachable canopy and a removable top section for easy access. It can also stand on any even surface when not in use. This set includes 5 minifigures.

First Order Heavy Assault Walker (75189)

 

Add a fearsome walker to your LEGO Star Wars First Order army with the Heavy Assault Walker. This awesome model, based on the walker from the blockbuster Star Wars: Episode VIII movie, features tough armor-plate detailing, posable legs, posable head with opening minifigure cockpit and spring-loaded shooters, an aimable rapid-fire stud shooter on top, and detachable canisters that can be released from the rear of the walker. There’s also a storage compartment at the side with extra stud ammo and an opening hold to the rear with space for a minifigure and extra missile ammo. This amazing set also includes 5 minifigures.

First Order Star Destroyer (75190)

Embark on galactic Star Wars: Episode VIII adventures with the First Order Star Destroyer. This huge model features armor-like panels on the outside, transparent-element engine detailing at the back and 8 side-facing stud shooters. Open out the top panels to reveal the detailed interior, featuring a working elevator leading to Snoke’s command center with a seat and mini hologram figure, bridge with seating for the crew, conference area with buildable medical droid and BB-9E droid, and a passageway leading to a detailed control room. There’s even a carry handle to take the play action into hyperspeed! This stellar set includes 5 minifigures and 2 droids.

It’s Official: Disney Now Owns 21st Century Fox.

After years of speculation and a hint of a possibility of a merger between the House of Mouse and entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, the deal as it seems, is now finally sealed. In an official press statement by the Walt Disney Company earlier today, Disney has announced the buyout of Fox’s biggest film titles and franchises, with a colossal price tag of $52.4 billion USD. Now if you can’t fully grasp how large this amount is, just consider that you can theoretically purchase the entire countries of Papua New Guinea and Cambodia (based on these countries estimated 2017 GDP) and still have some change to spare.

Now that the deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox has finally set the deal in stone, what can we expect from Disney as far as possible future LEGO tie-in sets are concerned? Screen Rant has written a summary of every Fox movie franchise that now practically belongs to Disney, which bolsters the House of Mouse’s repertoire of Marvel-related films and other well-known movie franchises. Being a family-friendly company as it is, it is also expected that some of these franchises may well translate into a LEGO set as well. Truth be told, not all films will quickly have its place inside the reverent Disney Castle, and the company has to work its storytelling magic on how some of these will blend in seamlessly with everything that Disney stands for. Just imagine how Deadpool will feel standing beside Captain America in the MCU, with the former being overly conscious not to say anything ‘offensive’ in front of Cap, and somehow we’ll get an idea.

Though these things will take a while to iron out, we can somehow predict the potential LEGO sets that may come along once Disney starts to work on these films. So let’s take a look at some of these franchises – both on-going and those that can be potentially rebooted or continued – and what LEGO sets can potentially be created out of them.

Ongoing Franchises
  • Avatar
  • Fantastic Four
  • X-Men
  • Deadpool
Franchises That Can Be Rebooted or Continued
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Doctor Dolittle
  • Home Alone
  • Ice Age
  • Percy Jackson
  • Chronicles of Narnia

Moreover, now that the Simpsons is officially under the Disney umbrella, it is also possible that we will see a revival of interest for more LEGO sets under this theme, or at the very least, a re-launch of some of the most faved sets that we have such as the Kwik-E Mart (71016), The Simpsons House (71006), and the Simpsons Series 1 and Series 2 CMF lines.

Since it was already made clear by Disney CEO Bob Iger (whose contract has been extended until 2021) that the company will look forward to expanding the MCU to include the X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four, I’m personally looking forward to how Disney will weave these superheroes into the MCU’s storyline, with some even speculating on a complete reboot in order for it to happen. Needless to say, it will be a bit complicated how future films featuring the Merc with a Mouth will receive Disney’s seal of approval. I find it hard, if not funny, to imagine how Deadpool will behave, and break the fourth wall keeping in mind his Disney bosses.

Coming up with more LEGO sets including Deadpool and the rest of the X-Men have been long overdue, with a relatively small number of LEGO Marvel Superhero sets already released such as the X-Men vs Sentinel (76022), Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown (76005) and Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866).  Additionally, it will not be a long shot to consider a Reed Richards minifigure since we already saw how Ms. Marvel got the LEGO treatment with Captain America Jet Pursuit (76076). Ben Grimm can easily be translated into bigfig form while Johnny Storm and Sue Richards can easily get their own minifigure versions as well.

Now I must say that am I pretty excited to consider how Avatar, Ice Age, and Chronicles of Narnia will all look like in LEGO form, given the vast colorful worlds and the characters that each franchise has. The second sequel to Avatar is expected to be as grandiose as the first one with a return to Pandora with its colorful and lush fauna and flora, and the mysterious people of the Na’vi. With a film as big as Avatar, it is not far-fetched to consider that LEGO will work its brick-building magic to come up with equally colorful and aesthetically pleasing sets perhaps in a similar vein as that of LEGO Elves.

Ice Age has been a long-time Fox animated film franchise, and it will be relatively easy for LEGO to come up with sets featuring the gang of Manny, Diego, and Sid. I can easily imagine how a smaller set featuring the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat and his perpetually lost acorn will easily be a hit among movie and LEGO fans.

Lastly, given the rich and vast world of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia, and if Disney can somehow lift the franchise to the same level of fandom comparable to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, then it is not difficult to imagine how a LEGO Chronicles of Narnia theme can come along. The classic Lewis series is filled with so many colorful characters and engaging storyline that it will be great to see them in LEGO brick form.

These are all part of my LEGO wishlist now that Disney has officially sealed this agreement with Fox. The shape of the entertainment industry will definitely evolve, and for LEGO fans, this means that more exciting days and future sets are still yet to come. What do you think brick fans, are you also excited about these recent developments? Let us know what you think in the comments below.