LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) First Images Released!

It’s confirmed – MCU’s spin-off film Black Widow now officially gets the LEGO treatment. Yahoo! has just revealed the LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) featuring what seems to be one of the key scenes that were shown early on its official teaser trailer. This latest MCU-inspired LEGO set is one of the many Black Widow tie-in merchandises that will roll-in the next months leading to the film’s release in May.

Black Widow's Helicopter Chase (76162)

The LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) set comes in at 271 pieces and features a newer minifig version of Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and Taskmaster. Perhaps what is most interesting about this minifigure lineup is the character of Taskmaster. He (or she?) comes with a minifig accessory that features a stealth slash sword that also acts as a shield.

The Taskmaster as seen in Disney Marvel’s Black Widow.

Black Widow's Helicopter Chase (76162)

As Yahoo reports, the Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) will have an early release in Target stores starting March 1, and at Disney Parks in April. It is yet to be seen if this is an exclusive release limited only to these stores and locations, but my best guess is that it will arrive later on at LEGO Shop@Home. We’re not sure also if this is the only set to be offered under this subtheme like what LEGO did with the Captain Marvel and Skrull Attack (76127). As a matter of fact, there’s seems to be no discernable formula on which particular film will get a LEGO tie-in set or two, so we just have to wait and see until Black Widow arrives on the big screen.

Here’s what Yahoo has to say about the Black Widow Helicopter Chase (76162).

Get airborne with a 271-piece Lego set recreating what’s sure to be one of the most explosive action set-pieces in Black Widow. Natasha and Yelena take the fight to Taskmaster aboard the villain’s personal chopper, tricked out with four stud shooters and twin rifles with deadly aim.
Available for $29.99 at Target on March 1 and at Disney Parks in April.

So what do you think about this new LEGO set? How much do you think this  LEGO set will be movie-accurate? Let us know in the comments below.

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Here Are Some 2020 LEGO Books to Watch Out For

It seems that we’re off to a good start on this side of the brick world. Other than having more than a hundred LEGO sets released at this first quarter of the year, there are also plenty of 2020 LEGO books to go around and watch out for. What’s nice about these books is that each of them comes with either an exclusive minifigure, or minibuilds that you will not find anywhere else, such as the upcoming LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) with its orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifig.

In case you want to add this to your library of LEGO books, then go ahead and browse through this listing of 2020 LEGO books to watch out for. Please take note that most of these are available for pre-order so you may want to add them to your wishlist if you want to get them later on. Click on their respective links for more details.

LEGO Disney Princess Under the Sea and More!

$9.99 | Release Date: February 4, 2020 | Comes with an exclusive minibuild plus a Sebastian the Crab minifigure!

 

LEGO Ninjago Game Time

$9.99 | Release Date: April 21, 2020 | Comes with an exclusive LEGO Ninjago Jay minifigure.

 

LEGO Epic History

$19.99 | Release Date: May 12, 2020 | Comes with bricks to make four exclusive LEGO mini-builds: woolly mammoth, Parthenon, pagoda, and rocket launchpad.

 

LEGO Cute Ideas

$14.99 | Release Date: June 23, 2020 | Comes with the bricks you need to make an exclusive cute LEGO mini build.

 

LEGO Halloween Ideas

$14.99 | Release Date: August 4, 2020 | Comes with the bricks you need to make an exclusive mini model.

 

The LEGO Games Book – 50 Fun Challenges, Brainteasers, Puzzles, and Games

$19.99 | Release Date: September 1, 2020 | Includes all the LEGO bricks you need to complete at least 10 of the challenges in the book.

 

As far as I know, these next LEGO activity books from Ameet Publishing are still not listed for purchase. But you may still want to keep tabs with them once they are available.

LEGO City Moon Landing

Contain a comics packed with LEGO® humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and buildable astronaut minifigure.

 

LEGO Ninjago Into the Fire

Features story content based on the TV series; comics packed with LEGO® humor, and fun-filled activities and puzzles; a LEGO Ninjago Cole minifigure.

 

LEGO Ninjago Ninja Mission

This book contains a 3D pop-up play scene perfect for LEGO play; inspirational story starter; fold-out playmat; and LEGO Ninjago Lloyd and Garmadon minifigures. 

 

LEGO City Duke’s Mission

The book features a story inspired by the latest LEGO City Adventures TV series; comics packed with LEGO humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and a LEGO City Duke DeTain minifigure. 

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Night Patrol

The book features comics packed with LEGO humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and LEGO DC Comics Robin minifigure.

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane Product Idea Is Our First 10K Support Achiever for 2020

LEGO Ideas has tagged its First 2020 Review Stage qualifier that achieved 10K fan support in Disneybrick55’s LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane. After officially opening its Third 2019 Review Stage with 12 qualifying would-be LEGO Ideas sets, Disneybrick55’s original creation has now set the stage for the next wave of qualifying sets.

Based on the original 1964 film, this brick rendition of Cherry Tree Lane replicates how the set may have looked like during this time. As you can see from the images, the main and central portion of the build consists of the Bank family residence, while the adjacent houses are empty similar to the props used in the classic film.

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins

This original LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins project proposal also features 8 minifigures: Mary Poppins, Bert, George Banks, Winifred Banks, Jane Banks, Michael Banks, Admiral Boom, and Mr. Dawes Jr.

LEGO Ideas Mary Poppins

Here’s a brief word from Disneybrick55 about his/her product idea.

Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane
Discover the magic universe of Mary Poppins with this new project based on the 1964 original movie.
So this project contains the main part of Cherry tree lane avenue with the house of  Banks’s family which includes a lot of details of the movie like the bedroom of children, the living room and stairs.
Other buildings are actually fake buildings with only the main side like in the movie set.
So I put 8 minifigures: Mary Poppins, Bert, George Banks, Winifred Banks, Jane Banks, Michael Banks, Admiral Boom, and Mr. Dawes Jr.
Do not hesitate to go on my Facebook page to see many creations based on Disney universe.

 

There’s a lot going on in LEGO Ideas recently. We’re just waiting for the official announcement of the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) anytime soon while being excited about how the final versions of the LEGO Ideas Playable Piano, 123 Sesame Street, and The Pirate Bay will eventually look like.  I’m super hyped for Ivan Guerrero’s LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street, being a fan of the classic children’s show when I was a kid. Simply put, 2020 is just a great year to be a LEGO fan.

Five LEGO Minions Sets Expected To Arrive This Spring 2020

Other than the LEGO Trolls World Tour sets now currently available at LEGO Shop@Home, LEGO is now setting the stage for the arrival of its next Universal tie-in merchandise in the form of the LEGO Minions The Rise of Gru sets. Since LEGO’s official announcement back in June of last year, the arrival of these little yellow scene-stealers in LEGO brick or minifig format has been met with mixed reactions. Unlike LEGO Trolls where we get a substantial number of sets – eight in total – it seems that the LEGO Minions theme will have a lesser number of building sets under its belt. At least that’s what the latest 2020 LEGO Catalog seems to suggest.

Shared by Candidbricks over on Facebook, this particular copy is quite different from the digital version that LEGO released last week. Though this particular page exists from the LEGO 2020 Catalog for the first half of the year (1HF), the text obviously reads differently.

LEGO Minions
Image courtesy of Candidbricks.

If this version of the LEGO Catalog turns out to be true, then we can expect at the most five (5) LEGO Minion sets, all slated to be released in May. In fact, Brickset has already listed certain set numbers for these sets, ranging from set 75546 to 75551.  Additionally, Stonewars also reports that the first two sets in the LEGO Minions theme will have the 4+ branding, while the last one will be a sizeable, 3-in-1 build of Kevin, Bob, and Stuart. Perhaps this last set will be similar to the builds offered by LEGO in its newer buildable Minecraft sets. Here’s what we know so far about these sets as of press time.

  • LEGO Minions 4+ (75546) – 87 pieces | 19.99 Euro
  • LEGO Minions 4+ (75547) – 199 pieces | 29.99 Euro
  • LEGO Minions (75549) – 136 pieces | 19.99 Euro
  • LEGO Minions (75550) – 310 pieces | 39.99 Euro
  • LEGO Minions (75551) – 876 pieces | 49.99 Euro

Again, it will be better to treat the above info as rumors until such time we hear LEGO’s official word on it. It’s understandable that details about these sets are still under wraps considering that we are still several months away from the film’s theatrical release. Stay tuned for more updates!

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Product Qualifiers Announced

It has been a while since I last visited the LEGO Ideas community, not because I lacked the interest (I’ve always been a fan of original LEGO creations coming from the community), but with so many things going on in this side of LEGO fandom its kind of hard to keep pace at times. So when the announcement finally came in rounding up the final list of LEGO fan submissions that got that overwhelming 10K support during the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Qualifying Period, I just need to put the spotlight on these cool brick creations.

Let’s take a quick look at these 12 qualifiers and what we can expect from them.

Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

 

The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti

 

Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda

 

The Huascar by aldrin

 

Winter Chalet by sdrnet

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217

 

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley

 

The LEGO Ideas Review Team will surely have a bit of a challenge in determining which among these original creations will eventually end up on store shelves as the next official LEGO Ideas set. They’re all excellent in themselves and we even have our own favorites such as the Clockwork Aquarium and its fun play features. We just have to wait and see until the Review Stage is concluded sometime during the third quarter of the year.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

We’re also waiting for the LEGO Ideas Review Team to wrap things up with the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and hopefully, we can get a final word from them during the next few days in which among the ten sets from this batch will emerge as the next LEGO Ideas set.

Which among these Third 2019 LEGO Ideas product qualifiers are your favorites? Which do you think will emerge as the victor? Share us what you think in the comments below.

Welcome the New Year With These New-For-2020 LEGO Sets!

Our holiday vacations were quite busy during the past week, but like any other faithful LEGO fan, this will not stop us from visiting the LEGO Store to see first hand LEGO’s latest new-for-2020 LEGO sets. In case you already have a copy of the LEGO Catalog for the first half of 2020 either in physical or digital formats, then you will definitely like to see these new sets up-close and personal. So while you’re still contemplating on which new LEGO sets will make it to your top five, must-purchase list, take a look at some of the best LEGO sets that are now available this 2020. Just click on the following links below to know more about this new-for-2020 LEGO sets.

LEGO Duplo
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Duplo Modular Playhouse (10929)

 

LEGO Classic
LEGO Classic Bricks and Lights (11009)

 

LEGO Architecture
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Architecture Tokyo (21051)

 

LEGO Minecraft
LEGO Minecraft Illager Raid (21160)

 

LEGO Creator
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

 

LEGO Creator Expert
LEGO Creator Bookshop (10270)
LEGO BrickHeadz
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bear (40379)

 

LEGO Trolls: World Tour
LEGO Trolls World Tour Volcano Rock City Concert (41254)

 

LEGO Friends
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Friends Baking Competition (41393)

 

LEGO Technic 
LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109)

 

LEGO Disney
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Disney Anna and Elsas Storybook Adventures (43175)

 

LEGO City
LEGO City Tuning Workshop (60258)

 

LEGO Hidden Side
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Hidden Side The Lighthouse of Darkness (70431)

 

LEGO Ninjago
LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Cyber Dragon (71711)

 

LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes
LEGO Marvel Spiderman Spiderjet vs Venom Mech (76150)

 

LEGO Speed Champions
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo (76895)

 

Will LEGO Fast and Furious Sets Happen in 2020?

With LEGO and Universal further sealing their partnership to create future brickfilms, the potential to offer more licensed themes that are under Universal’s cinematic repertoire just leveled up. While LEGO Trolls are now up over at LEGO Shop@Home and the offer of LEGO Minions sets is now set in stone, it looks like a new theme is speeding over the horizon. According to Brick Fanatics’s sources, it is most likely that we will also be seeing a new LEGO Fast and Furious set based on the long-running franchise.

The Brick Fan is also reporting that this possible LEGO Fast and Furious set will be a stand-alone vehicle less the minifigures, that will most likely follow the design tracks of what LEGO did with the LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109). Furthermore, there are speculations that this new set will be based on Brian O’Conner’s  1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS as seen from the first film. I think this is a great choice and fitting tribute for Paul Walker if this news turns out to be true considering the fact that this year will mark the release of the franchise’s 9th film slated for May.

A LEGO Technic or Creator Expert set is in order if such is indeed the case, especially considering that similar to the Top Gear Rally Car, a set based on a LEGO Fast and Furious theme is expected to cater more to adult fans of LEGO. I can just imagine how cool it is to see the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056), Bugatti Chiron (42083), and Ford Mustang (10265) together with a possible LEGO Mitsubishi Eclipse GS set.

As cool as it may sound, consider this piece of news as a rumor until such time that LEGO officially confirms this to be true.

A Look at the Unreleased “The Billion Brick Race” Characters

If you recall back in 2016, when things are still smooth sailing between the LEGO Group and Warner Bros, a grand plan was made to bring the LEGO brand at the forefront of mainstream media. Riding on the success of The LEGO Movie back in 2014, more films were slated to be released following the footsteps of the LEGO Group’s first theatrical endeavor. Though we saw the success of the LEGO Batman Movie, the next two brick-films – the LEGO Ninjago Movie and the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – were not that close to what their predecessors managed to achieve. So it doesn’t come as a surprise if LEGO and Warner Bros. eventually decided to pull the plug on yet another possible theatrical collaboration. The Billion Brick Race was initially planned for release sometime in May this year, but unfortunately, we will never see this film on the big screen. And these include potential LEGO tie-in sets that it may come about later on.

However, such setbacks did not discourage the film’s would-be director to share some of his minifigure character designs for The Billion Brick Race. Jorge R. Gutirrez, who also helmed the animated film, The Book of Life, took to Twitter to share some of his initial character sketches of the colorful characters that were expected to appear in the film. Take a look.

Since the shelving of the film project and Jorge’s departure from Warner Bros, he saw it fitting to share his creation with the rest of the world and to the LEGO fan community in particular. There is no clear definite plot yet regarding The Billion Brick Race, but the way the characters were designed gives us a grasp of the overall feel of the film.

The Billion Brick Race

Admittedly, Jorge incorporated some of the 80s and 90s pop icons and symbols and fused it with his signature art design. I also appreciate what he did coming up with a LEGO minifigure character in a wheelchair. The diversity that he introduces with regards to these minifig character sketches is also admirable, together with his keen attention to detail. Just take a look at tattoos on some of the minifigs’ arms.

One particular point of interest is the oversized minifigure of what I think is a wrestler which follows the same mold as that of Axl from the now discontinued LEGO Nexo Knights. I feel that this form of minifigure has a lot of potential for a LEGO set but sadly, we don’t see it further developed after the end of Nexo Knights and now much more with the shelving of The Billion Brick Race.

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Who knows if Universal will eventually pick up where Warner Bros left have of with regards to this would-be brickfilm. I personally want to see this next LEGO film happen, and perhaps we just have to wait and see if the LEGO Group and Universal will put this back on the table.

LEGO Now in Talks With Universal Pictures For Its Next Brickfilm

It looks like LEGO is cozying up with Universal Pictures, with the goal of working towards its next brickfilm endeavor. After launching its series of major brick-inspired animations from the highly successful LEGO Movie and toward its not lackluster sequel, the LEGO Group practically cut ties with WB with the unfortunate cancellation of its next brickfilm, a LEGO Movie spin-off, The Billion Brick Race.

However, an exclusive report from the Variety now tells us that Universal Pictures will be the next film production company that will most likely pick up the pieces were WB left off. According to Variety’s sources that are privy to the confidential deal, the said partnership will have a “much broader use” of the various IPs that LEGO featured in the past.  Another exciting thing about the deal is the idea is having the most famous films under Universal’s belt translated into LEGO bricks. We already know that a LEGO Minions theme will be coming in the first half of 2020, and a bunch of LEGO Trolls World Tour tie-in sets will also be available come by January 1st. And after the success of both the LEGO Jurassic Park and Jurassic World sets, LEGO has a pretty good grasp of the benefits of partnering with Universal.

next brickfilm

Here’s what Variety has to say about this LEGO-Universal deal.

Universal Pictures is in talks with the LEGO Group to develop new feature film properties based on the popular block toys, numerous sources close to the pending deal told Variety.

Producer Dan Lin, who has made several films based on the childhood staple at Warner Bros., is expected to remain on future projects despite his overall deal at Warners.

The pact with Universal is a much broader use of the intellectual property than the previous films, sources said, which saw actors like Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks bring life to geometric heroes in a world populated by Legos.

Among the ideas Universal is floating is a reimagining of its own content library through the toys, sources said. “Jurassic World,” for instance, saw a spinoff LEGO series made and sold globally in 2019, which aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon. There are also concepts floating for live-action hybrid features.

Both parties are still mum about the deal, neither denying nor confirming the rumored deal about LEGO’s next brickfilm. I’ll keep you posted once the official word comes out.

More LEGO Disney Princess 2020 Sets Revealed

LEGO servers have been updated once again to include official images of additional LEGO Disney Princess 2020 sets that are slated to be available in January next year. If you recall from last month, the first wave of these sets was revealed by third-party retailers abroad, including some new sets that offer a new pop-up book design similar to what we’ve seen with LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315).  This time around, these previously revealed sets are now listed at LEGO Shop@Home, with three, new additional sets whose official images are now unveiled for us to see.

As it seems, we will be getting four (4) new Storybook Adventure sets including one that is inspired by the Frozen 2 sequel. Mulan will also have another set dedicated to her, particularly one that shows her in a rehashed set that took inspiration from last year’s Mulan’s Training Day (41151). This is the second LEGO set that features a new minidoll version of the Disney heroine that also comes with new printings. If you’re a fan of Mulan, then this is will be a nice incentive to get this set in January.

Moana also gets another 2020 set which shows a more accurate rendition of her travel companion, Hei Hei the Rooster. I like this newer version of this spaced-out fowl as compared to how he is seen from 2017’s Moana’s Ocean Voyage (41150). His recent microfig version offers a larger eye print and a more movie-accurate color scheme.

I’ve updated this listing here to include the links to these LEGO Disney Princess 2020 sets to their respective LEGO Shop@Home pages whenever applicable. Check these out.

Moana’s Ocean Adventure (43170)

46 pieces | $9.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Aurora’s Royal Carriage (43173)

62 pieces | $9.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Mulan’s Storybook Adventures (43174)

124 pieces | $19.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Anna and Elsa’s Storybook Adventures (43175)

133 pieces | $19.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Ariel’s Storybook Adventures (43176)

105 pieces | $19.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Belle’s Storybook Adventures (43177)

111 pieces | $19.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Cinderella’s Castle Celebration (43178)

168 pieces | $29.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Mulan’s Training Ground (43182)

157 pieces | $29.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020

 

Moana’s Island Home (43183)

202 pieces | $39.99 USD

LEGO Disney Princess 2020