Tuesday Marks 20th Anniversary of LEGO Star Wars Product Line

We at The Brick Show and all our fellow LEGO news sources have already shared that this year marks 20 years of LEGO Stars Wars. But when exactly does this anniversary of one of LEGO’s hottest product lines fall? It happened this week, April 9.

This past Tuesday, LEGO kicked off a milestone celebration of their IP franchise partnership, which eventually became one of their bestselling product lines. With over 700 sets released and more than a thousand different individual minifigures too, this is a big celebration. We’ve already seen an earlier beginning to the 20th Anniversary craze with their anniversary-edition LEGO Star Wars sets.

“LEGO play and Star Wars is a dream collaboration for us,” says LEGO Star Wars Creative Director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen. “This 20-year milestone is really a dedication and testimony to our loyal fans who have built, reimagined, battled and shared their LEGO Star Wars adventures with us for two decades.”

Speaking on behalf of Lucasfilm, Licensing VP Derek Stothard answers, “Our collaboration with the LEGO Group remains a huge success because it allows people to explore the Star Wars galaxy in a very unique way. Whether you’re meticulously building the Millennium Falcon for a display shelf or reimagining the battles with LEGO Star Wars models, the LEGO Star Wars range allows us to engage with fans of all ages who find the Star Wars galaxy as special as we do.”

As part of their official press release commemorating two decades of LEGO Star Wars, LEGO released some great promotional images containing factoids about the popular product line over the years. Here we have a sample:720_SW_Fun_Fact_02

And here’s an illustrated history:

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You can find more of them at LEGO’s official website.

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More “Toy Story 4” LEGO Sets Not in Initial Previews Discovered in Target

We knew tie-in sets for Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” were coming as far back as last year. In February we even got to see the first images of them. The previews showed some simple sets geared for young builders. But those were only the first wave, with the next products actually released without much fanfare.

Two additional LEGO Disney “Toy Story 4” tie-in sets recently were found already available on retail. The discovery was made at a Target store by LEGO-fan YouTuber Just2Good. Both sets are of the 4+ designation. Still, while basic in construction they offer lots of features.

First on the reveals is Duke Caboom’s Stunt Show (10767). This set features a motorcycle stunt spectacle featuring Evel Knievel expy Duke Caboom, with Woody a reluctant hanger-on. It features a ramp, two parked obstacle cars, ring of fire, a promo board, and a motorcycle ridden by Duke Caboom and Woody for the big jump.

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Next we have the Buzz and Bo Peep’s Playground Adventure (10768). It features a nice playground gym build with climbing wall, ladder bridge, slide, a go-kart and merry-go-round. Aside from minifigs of Buzz Lightyear and the missing Bo Peep, they’re also joined by the warm yet sinister talking doll Gabby-Gabby.

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The Target store pricing for 10767 is $19.99 while the larger set 10768 is $24.99 instead. Just2Good hasn’t shared any further info regarding where else these nice “Toy Story 4” LEGO sets might be found. Still, Target’s a good place to start looking for them.

As for “Toy Story 4,” the movie premieres June 19. Thanks also to Brickset as the source of our images.

Promo Details Out on How to Get LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (40344)

Normally when we hear about LEGO “gift-with-purchase” promotions, we think of little polybags or small box sets. But once in a while they throw in something big too. Last month a LEGO Store flyer from Spain revealed a LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower set (40334). It too was labeled a gift-with-purchase.

It needs to be said that more recent LEGO promotions are more difficult to pin down due to LEGO Store Calendars no longer listing them. Weeks have passed since the flyer reveal without word on the promo that’ll give away the Avengers Tower (40334). Last weekend, we wondered no more.

For a brief time on the Offers and Promotions page over at Shop@Home, LEGO spilled the beans on the promo details for Avengers Tower (40334). It can be gotten at a minimum $75 total purchase in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes products. The promo period will run from April 19-May 2.

The Avengers Tower set (40334) is a nifty micro-scale built of the former New York Avengers HQ as seen in the MCU. It comes with a micro Quinjet model (suspended by clear parts on the tower launch-pad) as well as an Iron Man minifigure with removable helmet. Its approximate price value is at $19.99 stateside.

Getting the minimum $75 LEGO Marvel set purchase to avail this promo should be easy. There’s rumor that the official tie-ins for July’s “Spider-Man: Far from Home” might release April 22. That should provide enough new-set fodder to spend big.

LEGO Designers Make Brick-Built Captain Marvel Statue to Help Promote “Avengers: Endgame”

The Marvel Cinematic Universe will come to an ending that’s been ten years in the making this month. Fans of the franchise and Marvel superheroes can catch that this April 26 when “Avengers: Endgame” premieres. Merchandising partners such as LEGO have already begun releasing their tie-in products. But leave it to LEGO to do extra.

In what’s undoubtedly another contribution to promoting the upcoming MCU movie, the longest running-time of all series so far. LEGO designers have constructed a brick-built statue of one of the heroes involved. It’s none other than Captain Marvel, the superhuman cosmic champion lead character of her own film last month, and the most powerful good guy in the franchise yet.

With possibly all the LEGO-piece resources they could need, LEGO’s pro builders used 17,661 of them over the course of around 165 hours to assemble the brick statue. They even went the extra mile to match the physical dimensions to the character’s actress Brie Larson.

Upon completion, LEGO’s brick-built Captain Marvel statue matched Larson’s height of 5 feet seven inches. The design team even included an Avengers logo for background, making the figure a prime photo-op opportunity for MCU fans.

LEGO hasn’t quite revealed yet where this sweet build will be located for promotional purposes. It’s also possible that it could be located away from an obvious spot like a cinema. The Porg promotional statues during “The Last Jedi” were scattered in London, for example.

“Avengers: Endgame” arrives at last in theaters on April 26.

Quick Roundup of New LEGO Star Wars Sets Available on Shop@Home Starting this April

Refresh. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars product line, just as the final segment of the Sequel film trilogy and the Skywalker family saga concludes with “Episode IX.” The two decades of LEGO making “Star Wars” sets might be overshadowed by other celebration developments, if not for their latest offerings.

We got a good look at these sets months ago, both of the “new for 2019” variety and the special 20th Anniversary Collection. After weeks of waiting they’re now listed as available on LEGO Shop@Home. It’s shaping up to be another great year for LEGO Star Wars collectors, tiding the excitement until “Episode IX” releases.

20th Anniversary Collection

  1. Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)
  2. Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)
  3. Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)
  4. Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)
  5. Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

New for 2019

  • Sequel Trilogy – the current films in the spotlight; “Episode IX” premieres this December 20
  1. Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)
  • Action Battle Series – not just play, but an actual target-shooting game with fun damage effects
  1. Endor Assault (75238)
  2. Hoth Generator Attack (75239)
  3. Echo Base Defense (75241)
  • Star Wars Resistance – first season completed on Disney Channel, with a second already green-lit
  1. Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)
  2. Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242)

Target Online Shopping has Surprise Discounts for Newest LEGO Avengers: Endgame Tie-Ins

As you already know, LEGO Shop@Home already has the tie-ins for MCU’s “Avengers: Endgame” movie listed. Those awesome vehicle and action sets have long had their official images pored over by fans for hints to the movie’s plot. And now they can finally get these sets in the flesh plastic.

But the added listing of the “Endgame” tie-ins isn’t just with Shop@Home, but on all prominent LEGO/toy retail platforms. In particular, Target not only has them online, two of these sets actually have discounts. This is probably one of the earliest sales Target has done for new LEGO sets available for less than a week.

First it was the LEGO Avengers: Endgame War Machine Buster (76124). Then it was followed by the Iron Man Hall of Armor (76125). Third is the Avengers Ultimate Quinjet (76126) that’s a bit mislabeled. These three sets have their prices shaved on Target’s online platform.

To compare, Amazon is offering the War Machine Buster (76124) for $27.99 (to Shop@Home’s $34.99); Hall of Armor (76125) for $47.99 ($59.99); and Ultimate Quinjet (76126, which Target says is a “Spider-Man: Homecoming” tie-in) is at $63.99 to the official price of $79.99 on Shop@Home. Only Target’s Captain America: Outriders Attack (76123) and Avengers Compound Battle (76131) listings are unchanged.

Now that you know, you have a choice on whether to buy full-price from LEGO Shop@Home or discounted on Target (at least the three above). If with the former, at least Ultimate Quinjet (76126) and Avengers Compound Battle (76131) have double-VIP points all April. You decide which bonus is better.

LEGO Releases Official Product Info on Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” Tie-In Sets, Available this April 1

March is nearly done, and come April we’ll be in the endgame. By that we mean Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” which will conclude the first 10 years of the MCU franchise. Merchandise-wise, we already know that LEGO has tie-in sets coming for the movie, spoiled earlier this month by Amazon Germany.

The Amazon listing said the LEGO Avengers: Endgame sets will be released April 1. We can now confirm that neither them nor LEGO is pulling an April Fools’. At the start of the month, they will be available. And now LEGO’s giving us the official low-down on their “Endgame” sets.

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76123–LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes Captain America: Outriders Attack

167pieces | Age6+

19.99(USD)

Available April 1st

Build Captain America’s bike and attack the Outriders!

Take on 3 Outriders with Captain America’s bike! Fight back with the Captain America shield shooters. Then jump out of the cockpit, detach the blasters, and battle those enemy Outriders one on one!

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  • This Captain America playset includes 4 Marvel Universe minifigures: Captain America and 3 Outriders.
  • Captain America’s bike features a minifigure cockpit, 2 Captain America shield shooters, front wheel with detachable non-shooting blasters, attachment points for minifigures, fold-down bike stand, headlight element and an exhaust flame element.

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  • Detach the blasters and put them in Captain America’s hands ready for battle and imaginative play.
  • This superhero playset includes Captain America’s new-for-March-2019 helmet element and Avengers team suit decoration.
  • Recreate thrilling action from the Marvel Avengers movies with this awesome LEGO® construction toy.
  • Captain America’s vehicle measures over 2” (7cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

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76124–LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes War Machine Buster

362pieces | Age7+

34.99(USD)

Available April 1st

Overpower the Outriders with the War Machine Buster mech model!

Emergency! Ant-Man is under attack by the dangerous Outriders. Fly to the rescue with the mighty War Machine Buster! Fire the 6-stud rapid shooter and the flick missiles. Grab an Outrider with the massive mech’s powerful hands. Then detach the stud-shooting cannons and battle the enemy on the ground with War Machine!

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  • This buildable superhero playset includes 4 Marvel Universe minifigures: War Machine, Ant-Man and 2 Outriders.
  • War Machine Buster mech features an opening minifigure cockpit, 6-stud rapid shooter, 2 detachable stud-shooting cannons, 2 flick missiles, posable arms and legs, gripping hands and an opening storage compartment for extra ammo.

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  • Detach the stud-shooting cannons and place in the War Machine minifigure’s hands and on his shoulder.
  • The War Machine and Ant-Man minifigures in this LEGO® building set for kids feature new-for-March-2019 Avengers team suit decoration.
  • Recreate thrilling action from the Marvel Avengers movies with this creative construction toy.
  • War Machine Buster mech measures over 6” (17cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

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76125–LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes Iron Man Hall of Armor

524pieces | Age7+

59.99(USD)

Available April 1st

Build an Iron Man lab and test different Iron Man armored suits!

Join Tony Stark in the Iron Man Hall of Armor and experiment with new tech! Make a smoothie in the kitchen. Work at the desk and get suited up using the robotic arms. Lift heavy objects in the Iron Man lab wearing the massive Igor Suit. And if your experiments go wrong, get the robot to put out fires with the fire extinguisher. But watch out—an Outrider is trying to break in so grab a weapon and capture this dangerous invader! You can rebuild this awesome Hall of Armor in loads of different ways, so the action never stops!

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  • Includes 5 Marvel Universe minifigures: Iron Man MK 1, Iron Man MK 5, Iron Man MK 41, Iron Man MK 50 and an Outrider.
  • This buildable superhero toy features an Iron Man lab with detachable modules that can be combined and stacked in many different ways to create alternative play experiences.

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  • Iron Man lab includes: a rotating podium with 2 posable robotic arms; desk with translucent-blue screen, minifigure chair and cup elements; kitchen module with a buildable smoothie maker and cup element; weapon storage module with a stud shooter, power-up jetpack and energy beam element for the minifigures; tool storage module with a wrench; modules to store Iron Man suits; radar dish; safety barrier elements; fire extinguisher and 2 flame elements.
  • Connect modules into a circle to create a screen room or a prison for the bad guys.
  • This superhero playset also includes an Igor Suit mech, featuring an opening minifigure cockpit and posable arms and legs, and a posable robot on wheels for imaginative play.
  • Accessory elements include Tony Stark face and hair elements to attach to the Iron Man suit minifigures.
  • Iron Man MK 1, Iron Man MK 5 and Iron Man MK 41 minifigures are new for March 2019.
  • Recreate exciting action from the Marvel Avengers movies with this cool LEGO® building set for kids.
  • Iron Man lab measures over 5” (13cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 6” (17cm) deep with modules in standard formation.
  • Igor Suit measures over 3” (9cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.

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76126–LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes Avengers Ultimate Quinjet

838pieces | Age8+

79.99(USD)

Available April 1st

Create the Ultimate Quinjet and battle the Avengers’ enemies!

Get set for battle against the Chitauri with the Avengers Ultimate Quinjet! Prepare the weapons with Rocket and Thor in the passenger compartment. Jump in the cockpit with Black Widow and take off. Fire the stud shooters and the 6-stud rapid shooter. Make a smooth landing and continue the fight on the wings. Then surprise the enemy with the stud-shooting trike!

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  • This buildable superhero playset includes 6 new-for-March-2019 Marvel Universe minifigures: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Rocket, Thor and 2 Chitauri.
  • The Marvel Ultimate Quinjet model features an opening minifigure cockpit, 2 stud shooters, opening passenger compartment with 2 minifigure seats and weapon racks, openingrear compartment with fold-out 6-stud rapid shooter and trike, adjustable wings and spinning rotors.

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  • Trike features a minifigure seat and 2 stud shooters.• Weapons include Black Widow’s 2 energy sticks, Hawkeye’s bow & arrow, Rocket’s gun and Chitauri’s 2 blasters for imaginative play.
  • Black Widow, Hawkeye, Rocket and Thor LEGO® minifigures feature new-for-March-2019 Avengers team suit decoration.
  • Recreate exciting action from the Marvel Avengers movies with this superhero toy building set.
  • Ultimate Quinjet measures over 4” (12cm) high, 15” (40cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide

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76131–LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes Avengers Compound Battle

699pieces | Age8+

99.99(USD)

Available April 1st

Construct the awesome Avengers HQ and fend off intruders!

Team up with Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Hulk, Nebula and Ant-Man and defend the Avengers’ compound! Make plans in the office and grab weapons from the table’s secret compartment. Monitor Thanos and the Outrider’s approach to the Avengers HQ with the radar, then speed into action. Activate the rooftop defense system. Target the Outrider with the offroader’s dual stud shooter, then launch the Avengers’ helicopter and fire its rapid shooter!

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  • This buildable superhero playset includes 4 Marvel Universe minifigures: Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Nebula and a 4-armed Outrider, plus posable Hulk and Thanos big figures and an Ant-Man microfigure.
  • This construction toy features the Avengers compound with a 2-level office building, helipad, garage, plus a helicopter and offroader for creative play.

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  • The office building features: 2 Avengers ‘A’ logo elements on the exterior wall; rotating, tilting spring-loaded shooter on the rooftop; lower level with an entrance, buildable rotating computer and a ‘laser-beam’ safe; and an upper level with a meeting room, table with secret compartment, rotating door leading to the helipad and accessory elements including 3 chairs, 2 guns, 3 cups and a jug.
  • The compound also features: a helipad with 2 dual stud shooters and bridge to the office building; garage for the offroader with a ramp, opening barrier and a rotating, tilting radar dish; and toolracks with crowbar, wrench, welder and circular saw elements.
  • Helicopter features an opening minifigure cockpit, 2 spinning, tilting rotors and a 6-stud rapid shooter.
  • Offroader features a minifigure cockpit and rotating turret with dual stud shooter and standing room for a minifigure.
  • Weapons include Nebula’s sword and Thanos’s buildable, double-sided battle axe.
  • Accessory elements include Captain Marvel 10 Power Bursts for imaginative play.
  • The Iron Man minifigure and Thanos and Hulk big figures are all new for March 2019, and the Nebula minifigure and Ant-Man microfigure each feature new-for-March-2019 Avengers team suit decoration. • Recreate exciting scenes from the Marvel Avengers movies with this action-packed superhero toy building set forkids.
  • Avengers compound measures over 6” (17cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
  • Helicopter measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
  • Offroader measures over 2” (7cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.

Don’t forget that “Avengers: Endgame” premieres on April 26, over three weeks after these tie-ins are officially released.

LEGO Ideas Announces Another Contest: The Greatest “Star Wars” Battles Built by You

Now surely, none of us have forgotten that 2019 is the 20th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars product line. We’ve already covered the anniversary-edition sets for this year, but there’s more LEGO has in store. For instance, mere days after announcing a LEGO Ideas contest for their upcoming mobile game app, there’s now one for LEGO Star Wars too.

The theme for this LEGO Ideas contest is one of the most vital cinematic elements of the “Star Wars” franchise: big space-opera battles. From the ground-pounding encounters at Kasshyk, Hoth’s Echo Base and Endor, to the space dogfights of Coruscant and Yavin IV, all are celebrated in this building competition.

Interested contestants need only to recreate their favorite battle scene from any “Star Wars” film or TV show, whether in real LEGO bricks or through computer applications like LEGO Digital Designer. They must send their work, documented in only five images, to the LEGO Ideas contest page before May 3.

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Exclusive prizes in store for the Grand Winner of “THE GREATEST BATTLES BUILT BY YOU!” include the following:

  1. Uncommon 2007 Chrome Gold C-3PO Minifigure (4521221), one of only 10,000 ever made!
  2. Tantive IV (10198) 10th Anniversary collection

For the two runners-up they’ll exclusively get:

  1. R2-D2 (10225) 2012 Collection
  2. Ultimate Collector’s Series Slave 1 (75060) 2015 Collection

And all winners will receive:

  1. Anakin’s Podracer (75258) 20th Anniversary collection
  2. Snowspeeder (75259) 20th Anniversary collection
  3. Slave I (75243) 20th Anniversary collection
  4. Assorted LEGO Star Wars merchandise

Winners for this LEGO Ideas contest will be announced by May 29. Now go and build your favorite “Star Wars” battle scene and join the fun!

Lottery for Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Merch, Including Vader Bust (75227) Now Underway

Last week to the day, we announced how an exclusive LEGO set will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Big fans of the franchise will certainly adore a LEGO bust of Darth Vader (75227). But getting one involves chance because it and other merchandise must be won by lottery.

Seeing how “Star Wars” exclusive stuff during events can disappear like they just went into hyperspace, a lottery is sensible. Until the deadline of April 3 at 11:59 PM (CT), Star Wars Celebration attendees can enter the Exhibitor Exclusive Lottery through the event’s official page.

The important information that would-be participants of the lottery need is either the email they used to buy their Star Wars Celebration Chicago badges, or their badge purchase confirmation number. They must then enter the virtual line for the lottery where they can choose which item they want as soon as their turn comes up.

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If a lottery item is won [hopefully it’s the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227)] then a confirmation and QR code is sent to the winner. These codes can be redeemed only once, and can be downloaded from either the website or the upcoming Star Wars Celebration mobile app.

LEGO Star Wars Vader Bust (75227) is worth $39.99, and outside of Star Wars Celebration Chicago will only be available on Target’s REDCard program. Target will release their limited-quantity Vader Busts on April 11, at the same time that the Star Wars Celebration kicks off.

Target-Exclusive LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray Combo Comes with Free Tie-In Polybag (30460)

Just this week we got LEGO and Warner Bros. announcing the home media release dates for The LEGO Movie 2. It didn’t quite catch on in the cinema, but maybe more people will purchase it for home viewing. Digital format arrives next month while the disc versions won’t be until May. Regarding the physical-copy release, while there’re the expected 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD versions, some retailers like Target seems to offer more. They have their own LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack which packs a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital versions of the animated sequel all rolled into one. As expected, it also has a LEGO freebie to hopefully sweeten the deal.

But if you’re anticipating something not so regularly seen from LEGO, like a new minifigure, then better lower your expectations. That is, unless you haven’t gotten the LEGO Movie 2 – Rex’s Plantimal Ambush (30460) polybag yet. But that’s only if you haven’t bought at least $40 worth of LEGO products online from shop.LEGO.com last month.

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Still, if you haven’t gotten anything off LEGO Shop@Home in February and are willing to wait, pre-ordering this Combo Pack at Target is a good idea. This Target offering for The LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray Combo is worth $27.99 (Blu-ray, DVD, & digital), including the Plantimal Ambush (30460) polybag, and will be available starting May 7.

The LEGO movie 2: The Second Part premiered February 8 and has since earned $173.5 million combined on both North American and international box offices. While still positively reviewed, the film failed to replicate the success of its 2014 predecessor, a phenomenon attributed by Warner Animation Group to franchise fatigue.