This LEGO product idea takes inspiration on the 40th anniversary of the Indiana Jones franchise, with all three films aptly represented through its different microscaled builds. It follows a design similar to what you can find in recent LEGO Architecture Skyline sets.
“It’s not the years, honey. It’s the mileage.” – Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
This microscale build is constructed in the style of the LEGO Architecture Skyline series and features the iconic locations where famous archeologist, Indiana Jones, recovered priceless historical artifacts:
The Temple of Doom (Sankara Stones) [1935, The Temple of Doom]
The Well of Souls (The Ark of the Covenant) [1936, Raiders of the Lost Ark]
Temple of the Sun (The Holy Grail) [1938, The Last Crusade]
Unlike the historical artifacts (which belong in a museum!), this set belongs on your desk! This compact 650-piece set (9.4″ L x 3.2″ W x 3.7″ H) makes for the perfect display piece for every fan of Indiana Jones. The set is also paired with a stand that includes three desirable minifigures from popular films:
Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Sr.
The backside of the set also includes additional references to the films with a microscale mine car chase and the interior of the Grail Temple. Lego fans young and old will delight in creating these iconic locations and discovering their hidden secrets.
If you love Indiana Jones and LEGO, I would be forever thankful for your support!
LEGO has just listed its line-up of LEGO Minions tie-in sets at its Shop@Home portal just in time for the New York Toy Fair. However, it’s evident that LEGO is still holding back some details regarding these sets due to a limited number of images that it opted to upload on its servers. And this time around, they’re ready to show it all at their booth at NYTF. Thanks to The Brothers Brick who are still reporting live at the Javits Center, we can now have a hands-on, closer look at these little yellow guys.
The largest in this series, this set features a sizeable replica of Kevin and Stuart with a hidden surprise inside.
The box art for this set suggests that you can build Bob as the third minion in the group. However, bear in mind that if you prefer to display all of the three Minions major characters than you have to purchase two of these sets. It’s also a nice touch to see three unique builds or lairs dedicated to each of the three Minions: Stuart’s room features some items and gadgets supposedly to carry out their despicable plans, Kevin has his computer room filled with many of his ingenious plans and weapon schematics (I think I see a fart gun somewhere), and Bob has his martial arts room filled with all kinds of weapons to hone his villainous skills.
This set comes in at 876 pieces with three corresponding minifigures of Stuart (in blue pajamas), Kevin (with a white hard hat) and Bob (in his kung fu garb) all of which will retail for $49.99.
Without being too spoilery about the film, this set features a Chinese temple build in predominantly red design. It also features a training ground, dragon puppet, and three minifigures: Stuart and Kevin in their kung-fu get-ups and the significantly larger Otto. I like how LEGO throws in a bunch of multi-colored bananas together with this set just for laughs. This LEGO Minions set comes in at 310 pieces and will retail for $39.99
This third regular set from LEGO Minions features a buildable motorbike that perfectly reflects the budding nefarious deeds of the gang. It also comes with a red rocket skate for the Minions to ride on. But I guess what could be the main attraction for this set, especially for collectors, is the inclusion of an exclusive Gru minifigure. Since Minions: The Rise of Gru is a prequel of sorts, we can also expect a younger version of Gru, complete with his trademark scarf printed on his torso. He also comes with new medium legs. Other than the exclusive Gru minifig, this set also includes the minifigures of Bob and Stuart.
One of the “4+” set in this series, this set features a small private plane and two minifigs: Stuart in a unique pilot uniform and Bob in blue overalls. This set comes in at 119 pieces and will retail for $29.99.
Another 4+ set, the Minions in Gru’s Lab features an orange slide, a red track, and a small rocket-powered coaster. This set will retail for $19.99 and comes in at 87 pieces.
Thanks again to The Brothers Brick for sharing these images. LEGO Minions sets are slated to be released starting April 27, with the Minions: The Rise of Gru scheduled to be released in theaters on July 3.
Following the reveal of the LEGO CMF Series 20 (71027) at the New York Toy Fair, LEGO has also unveiled another set dedicated to the next cutest droid in the Skywalker Saga. The LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) set comes in at 519 pieces and is expected to retail for $69.99, as reported by Zusammengebaut.
This brick rendering of D-0 follows a kind of UCS style similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO BB-8 (75187) set back in 2017. The LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) set is slated to be released on April 19, a month ahead of the annual May the Fourth celebrations and promos.
Similar to its screen counterpart, this life-sized model of D-O (standing at almost 11 inches in height) emphasizes its monowheel form and its recognizable white and green color scheme. It should be noted that D-O’s wheel is fixed and does not rotate. It also comes with a base to keep it stable, its own UCS-style plaque and its own minifigure version similar to what you can find in LEGO Star Wars Rise of Skywalker sets such as the Resistance Y-wing Starfighter (75249) and Millennium Falcon (75257).
Similar to LEGO Star Wars UCS sets, this LEGO Star Wars D-O set is better built for display purposes rather than for its play features – which is very much limited to its head being able to turn from left to right, and tilted up and down. The antennas at the back of his head may also be adjusted to give it a wide range of non-verbal cues, giving D-O a sort of personality and range of emotions as seen in the film.
Andres from Zusammengebaut also posted a video about the LEGO Star Wars D-O as you can see below. Be sure to stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates from the LEGO Booth at NYTF 2020.
After teasing them back in June of last year, LEGO has now finally revealed their line-up of five LEGO Minions tie-in sets to celebrate the release of Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru animated film. Check out these pretty interesting sets, together with their spot-on minifigure forms. Click on the links below to know more about these new LEGO Minions sets which will be available starting April 27.
Let Minion fans join their favorite characters in Gru’s basement. With this LEGO® Minions in Gru’s Lab (75546) buildable toy lab set, they’ll have fun building Gru’s underground lair. The fun continues as they play with the Minion figures and accessories to recreate scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
Inspire young inventors There’s plenty for kids to discover in this buildable toy set. They’ll love seeing the Minion figures drop down the slide before using the ramp to test the vehicle they’ve built. With Otto and Kevin Minion figures, fence and tools accessories, plus the toy bananas, creative play is easy.
If you know a kid who loves Minions toys, this toy plane from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie will make a great birthday present or anytime gift idea. Building the plane is just the start; there’s lots more to discover as Minions fans recreate their favorite movie scenes.
Sky-high playtime with Minion figures and accessories With 2 figures and a removable plane roof, creative fun begins right away with this LEGO® Minions: Minion Pilot in Training (75547) buildable plane set. There’s also a planeload of accessories, with a toy suitcase, banana, hotdog, peanut bag and, of course, the famous Minion fart blaster – perfect for letting imaginative fans create their own Minion mishaps.
Give your young Minions fan an action-packed ride with this LEGO® Minions Unstoppable Bike Chase (75549) buildable toy motorbike set. With 3 figures – Gru, Bob and Stuart – the action starts fast and never slows down. Fans will love building the motorbike before role-playing favorite scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
Role-play with favorite Minion characters Kids will love putting Gru on the motorbike. Minions Bob and Stuart can sit up front, ride behind Gru or take a trip on the rocket skates.
Take Minions fans on a journey to remember as they recreate thrilling scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie. This awesome LEGO® Minions (75550) Minions Kung Fu Battle toy set lets kids role-play epic Chinese New Year scenes at the temple. There’s lots to discover as they help the Minions practice their kung fu moves.
Fast-paced fun to delight young builders Kids will love seeing Otto appear out of the temple as he’s revealed to the other Minions. And with accessories including a golden banana, weapon rack, weapons, rotating training dummy, a Chinese dragon, medallion and shooting ‘fireworks’, there’s plenty to inspire young imaginations.
Kids who love Minions will go wild for this LEGO® building toy for kids (75551). First, they can build an eye-catching, brick-built version of Kevin and Stuart. Then they can turn the models around to reveal the room playset inside, complete with accessories, such as tools, hats and weapons, plus figures for role play. Kids can construct 2 toy Minion models at a time and then rebuild Kevin into Bob.
Explore with the Minions Young Minion fans will love seeing all the intricate details inside the rooms. Each one matches a different Minion’s unique personality and all feature turning eyes. Kids can create inventions in the lab with Kevin or watch Stuart take a nap in his bedroom. Kevin rebuilds into Bob, who’s practicing kung fu.
Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic know very well how central to the story is the One Ring that has been so coveted by many during the countless millennia. Created by the Lord of Darkness himself, Sauron will never stop until he gets his hands once again to his source of power and existence. And Sauron’s feeling of morbid triumph and diabolical satisfaction is perfectly captured by builder Aaron Newman in this retelling of one of the literature’s vilest characters. The Dark Lord of Mordor is relentless in making sure that the One Ring finds his way back to him. In fact, we see Sauron even wield the powerful Ring in the first scenes of the blockbuster film, Lord of the Rings. This moment was excellently rendered in bricks in his custom LEGO Sauron as you can see below.
Aaron’s vision of this custom LEGO Sauron was directly inspired by the 2001 film where we see the armor-clad behemoth hammering away the overwhelmed forces of Middle-Earth. Furthermore, this custom LEGO Sauron features a realistic build that is very imposing coming in at 13 inches in height. The details on Sauron’s helmet and mace are spot-on, with Aaron effectively using those new LEGO Ninjago blade pieces to Sauron’s advantage.
The rest of the body is also properly scaled, giving this custom LEGO Sauron a deceitfully fragile look as the antagonist would like to make his enemies believe. Its slim figure is basically compensated with its heavily armored garb, complete with a pair of capes and a destructive mace. If you wish to know more about the design process that went through the creation of this build, then you may want to read Aaron’s blog entry for this custom LEGO Lord of the Rings Sauron MOC.
In case you haven’t noticed yet (or has been intentionally living in a cave of some sort and does not know what’s happening over at Fox), Aaron is one of the strong contenders in the currently running, LEGO reality TV show, LEGO Masters US. He’s now giving back to the LEGO community by sharing this FREE Custom LEGO Sauron building instructions through The Brick Show Shop. Yes, you read it right – we are giving it away for free! Just head over to our official storefront and download the building instructions in PDF format, including its parts list, plus a template for creating Sauron’s cape. So forgive me if I can’t overemphasize it enough – it’s simply too good to give a pass.
While you’re at it, you may also want to add this equally awesome custom LEGO Lord of the Rings Oliphant and Balrog MOCs to your LOTR collection. Created by Tyler and Sean at Build Better Bricks, the building instructions for these custom sets may now be yours including a handy Stud.io file that you can use in easily ordering the needed parts at Bricklink.
What Lord of the Rings moment would you like to see re-created in LEGO bricks? Share what you think in the comments below.
NOTE: This post was originally published back on August 10, 2019 and has been updated here to reflect The Brick Show Shop’s latest free offering, and of course, Aaron’s stint in becoming a LEGO Masters US contestant.
This is one LEGO BrickHeadz that will take LEGO Star Wars fandom by storm. Promobricks managed to capture this now-deleted post from Amazon Canada that shows the latter listing a LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) set, together with a glimpse of what to expect from it.
The listing was obviously a bit early since someone from Amazon has to do some damage control. I assume that this set will be officially unveiled sometime during this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, but I guess Amazon got a bit excited so… Well, who wouldn’t especially now that the Child (aka Baby Yoda) now has an official LEGO set just in time to level up the hype for Season 2 of The Mandalorian which will arrive in Disney+ in October. This newest callback to the Star Wars spin-off series is the third set offered under the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian subtheme, following the AT-ST Raider (75254) and the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267).
The LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) comes in at 295 pieces and will likely retail somewhere between 20 or 25 Euro, with a release date of August 1. Check out the product description below.
LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317)
Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO BrickHeadz versions of The Mandalorian and the Child 75317. Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements. A great addition to any Star Wars fan’s collection, this awesome construction toy is fun to build solo or with friends and family, and each of the buildable LEGO figures has a baseplate to create an eye-catching display. The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is now its most successful theme offering a huge variety of gift ideas to delight all ages.
Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and creative kids will love building their own LEGO BrickHeadz versions of the Child and The Mandalorian (75317), recreating authentic details to create a cool display
The Mandalorian buildable LEGO figure has signature weapons – a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand – to spark memories of thrilling Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes
Kids will love the Child building toy with adjustable ears for different expressions, and its hoverpram ‘floating’ on a transparent LEGO element, plus both construction models have baseplates for display
This 295-piece LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or anytime surprise for Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and LEGO builders ages 10+
The Mandalorian measures 3” (8cm) tall and the Child and hoverpram building toy measures 3” (8cm) high – they won’t take up too much space but are sure to make a big impression wherever they are displayed
More rumors are coming out from the leaking faucet. After the news came out regarding what to expect from the next 2020 wave of LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets, we now have additional info about the next series of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets coming this second half of 2020 courtesy of Promobricks.
LEGO DC Wonder Woman 1984
Similar to what LEGO did with DCEU’s Wonder Woman in 2017’s Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075), the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 sequel will also be receiving the LEGO treatment. We have no information as to date regarding its exact set name but for the time being, lets refer to it as Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157). It features a large satellite dish with minifigure versions of Wonder Woman and Cheetah. This set is slated to be released in June, just in time for its tie-up film landing on theaters on June 5, 2020.
As it turns out, we can expect three new LEGO Batman sets to arrive also in June, one of which is labeled as ‘4+’. The smallest in the set, which is also the one tagged as for 4+ kids, is the Penguin Pursuit (76158). It features a Penguin minifigure and a small brick-built duck which we assume as the titular villain’s vehicle. It also includes a Bat Boat with a Batman minifigure. Based on its description, it somehow thematically resembles that of the LEGO Batman: The Penguin Face Off (76010) from 2014 save for the Bat Submarine.
We also have another mid-sized set which is called Joker’s Trike Chase (76159) that features a trike with a grotesque grin which obviously the vehicle of choice for Joker. It also includes a Batman minifigure together with his Batmobile. Other minifigures include Harley Quinn with her oversized, black and red hammer, and Robin.
The last set in this series and what seems to be the largest, is the Mobile Bat Base (76160). Retailing for 89.99 Euro, it includes the minifigures of Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing (red, New 52 version), Mr. Freeze, Bronze Tiger, and Man Bat. From what it seems, the Mobile Bat Base also features several interlocking vehicles.
Here’s a brief rundown of all the LEGO DC Comics Superheroes that we know will be arriving in June. Please take note that the set names mentioned above are just based on the set’s initial descriptions and may still change once LEGO makes their official reveal.
LEGO DC Comics Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157) – €39.99 | June 2020 release date
LEGO Batman Penguin Pursuit 4+ (76158) – €9.99 | June 2020 release date
LEGO Batman Joker’s Trike Chase (76159) – €49.99 | June 2020 release date
LEGO Batman Mobile Bat-Base (76160) – €89.99 | June 2020 release date
We caught a glimpse of things to come for LEGO’s licensed sets during the recently concluded Nuremberg Toy Fair. And for those of you who were following this news, it was pretty obvious that LEGO is putting a tight lid on some of these licensed sets until such time their respective embargos are lifted. However, news along the grapevine suggests that there is still more to expect from LEGO’s licensed themes, particularly from its 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes.
LEGO Marvel Eternals
According to a report from Promobricks, we can still expect a handful of LEGO Marvel sets that are based on new subthemes or titles. We already know that a LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) is coming out in March as a tie-in set for the upcoming Black Widow spin-off MCU film, and for the second half of 2020, we will also be seeing another round of MCU-inspired sets in the form of the LEGO Marvel Eternals sets. Specifically, we can expect four (4) sets for this subtheme somewhat similar to how LEGO released tie-in sets for the Spider-Man: Far From Home film. As of now, we only know of the price of the small set, 76145, under this Marvel subtheme which is expected to retail for 9.99 Euro. We’re looking for a release date sometime in October, or earlier during the second half of this year, just in time for the marketing campaign for the film which will land in theaters in November.
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man
Other than the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163) whose images were recently found in LEGO servers, only to be removed afterward, we can look forward to another LEGO Spidey set to follow soon. A LEGO Marvel Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) is also expected to arrive, focusing more on the web crawler’s titular symbiote nemesis. This development is exciting at many levels because other than putting the spotlight on Venom as a LEGO set, it further confirms the eventual cinematic crossover of MCU’s Spider-Man to that of Sony’s version of Venom. The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) set is described to feature a large brick-built black mech lizard and a smaller vehicle with shooters. The black mech lizard is obviously the centerpiece of this set akin to the Venom Crawler. However, fans will be excited to know that other than the Spider-Man, Venom, and Iron-Spider minifigures included in this set, this will be our first-ever set to feature a Spider-Ham minifigure. That certainly is interesting.
LEGO Marvel Avengers
Loki is returning to the LEGO limelight with a new set dedicated to the mischievous Norse god. The LEGO Marvel Wrath of Loki (76152) is expected to be a substantially large 4+ set that features an Avenger Tower, a small Quinjet, and a green aircraft for Loki and five minifigures: Loki, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel.
S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier will also be returning in LEGO form this 2020, though in a smaller version. Tagged as set 76153, it is expected to retail for 120 Euros, significantly smaller to that of 2015’s The SHIELD Hellicarrier (76042) which retailed for $350. However, this newer version of the Hellicarrier packs a lot of minifigs, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine and a SHIELD Agent. War Machne is said to have a new shoulder cannon, while another Marvel villain will be coming back in LEGO form – MODOK will be returning in this set, though not in minifigure form as we first saw him in Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash (76018) back in 2014. This newer version of MODOK will be brick-built so its kind of interesting how this will turn out. This newer SHIELD Hellicarrier (76153) will come in a gray and blue color scheme, plus a blue-yellow Quinjet that can land on the Hellicarrier itself.
Other than these two sets, we can also expect three additional Avengers-inspired sets such: a new Hulkbuster (76164) which includes minifigures of Iron Rescue, and two SHIELD Agents; the previously reported Iron Man Bust (76165), and a new and larger Avengers Tower (76165) featuring seven new minifigs: Red Skull, Iron Man, Black Widow, two SHIELD Agents, and two undisclosed villains or superheroes.
To sum it up here’s what we know so far about these 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets slated to arrive this year.
LEGO Marvel Eternals (76145) – €9.99 | October 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Eternals (76154) – €19.99 | October 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Eternals (76155) – €59.99 | October 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Eternals (76156) – €99.99 | October 2020 release date
LEGO Spider-Man: Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) – €??.?? | ???? release date
LEGO Marvel Wrath of Loki 4+ (76152) – €59.99 | June 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Hellicarrier (76153) – €119.99 | June 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Hulkbuster (76164) – €39.99 | August 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Iron Man Bust (76165) – €59.99 | August 2020 release date
LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (76166) – €89.99 | August 2020 release date
Other officially released LEGO Marvel set includes:
A few weeks ago, LEGO Ideas launched a voting campaign to hear what LEGO Star Wars fans have to say about what they want to see as the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set. There were three choices to consider and now that the votes are finally in, it looks like we will be getting a LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship anytime soon.
The announcement was made over at the LEGO Ideas blogsite, where the iconic transport from the Star Wars prequels (Attack of the Clones) emerged as the top choice of more than half of those who voted. Following the Republic Gunship is the Nebulon B Escort Frigate, and the TIE Bomber.
Truth be told, I was expecting the Nebulon B to come up on top since this is a UCS set intended to be displayed with all its intricate details. Furthermore, we haven’t seen this frigate before in LEGO form so it will be nice to have a unique LEGO Star Wars set that wasn’t rehashed before. Nevertheless, since more than half of the votes were in favor of the Republic Gunship, then I guess that proves it to be more popular and appealing.
Obviously there are no details yet on when this LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship will be arriving. My best guess is that we’re looking at either a January or May 2021 release date for that matter. As an extra surprise, those who participated in the voting process also has the chance of winning a free UCS Republic Gunship once it is released, together with a LEGO Star Wars Yoda (75255) set. Three winners will be randomly selected and will be contacted via email.
So what do you think of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
As the Nuremberg Toy Fair comes to a close, the LEGO Booth at the International Toy Fair has a few more sets to reveal. Visitors and dealers were allowed to have a sneak peek of four of the LEGO Jurassic World summer 2020 sets. Promobricks continues its coverage of the events going on at the floor of the toy fair venue. With the LEGO Harry Potter theme getting another wave of sets, LEGO is also adding more sets to its LEGO Jurassic World portfolio.
There are four sets to be expected from the summer 2020 wave of LEGO Jurassic World as reported by Promobricks, with lots of dinosaurs to go around. Please take note that the following set names are just tentative based on how toy fair visitors describe them. It may not be considered final until such time that LEGO makes an official reveal. Furthermore, these sets are inspired by the LEGO Jurassic World animated series.
LEGO Jurassic World Dr. Wu’s Laboratory (75939)
Price: €19.99 | Minifigures: 2
At 20 Euro, this set is the smallest among this wave. It features a rendering of Dr. Henry Wu’s laboratory where he breeds different kinds of dinosaurs. What fans might be interested to know is that this set also comes with new baby ankylosaurus and triceratops dino figures. There is also an Owen Grady minifigure thrown to add to that of Dr. Wu.
LEGO Jurassic World Hunt for the Gallimimus and Pteranodon (75940)
Price: €59.99 | Minifigures: 3
This set features, not one, but two dino bigfigs which collectors might find interesting: a Pteranodon and a larger Gallimimus. It also comes with brick-built drones, and a vehicle equipped with a net shooter similar to how the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Pteranodon Chase (75926), perhaps larger. Minifigures include Owen Grady, Claire, and a park employee.