LEGO Star Wars Battles Mobile Game Launching in 2020

I have to admit that this news from the LEGO Star Wars front fell off from my radar. With the hype and excitement behind the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game, I guess it’s kind of easy to be distracted and miss out on what LEGO has in store particularly on the mobile gaming platform. And starting next year, fans of LEGO mobile games can look forward to LEGO Star Wars Battles on their Android and Apple mobile devices, as announced over at StarWars.com.

LEGO Star Wars Battles

This latest LEGO mobile game will feature a tower-building and defense gameplay, coupled with a huge collection of Star Wars characters and vehicles to collect. It’s a pretty cool idea to see all your favorite SW characters (including newer ones from the upcoming Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker) mashed-up in a hilarious, brick-built battleground. Check out the LEGO Star Wars Battles official press release below.

LEGO STAR WARS BATTLES LETS YOU ENTER THE BRICK ARENA

THE NEW MOBILE GAME, AVAILABLE IN 2020, BRINGS TOGETHER EVERY ERA OF STAR WARS STORYTELLING TO COLLECT, BUILD, AND FIGHT IN THE GREATEST LEGO STAR WARS BATTLES THE GALAXY HAS EVER SEEN.

What happens when an Ewok takes on a Tusken Raider? Can a flock of porgs tackle a stormtrooper in a standoff? Who would win in a showdown between Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett?

This is LEGO Star Wars Battles, a new mobile game that combines competitive combat, character collecting, and tower building with the classic charm and humor of LEGO. Lead an army of LEGO Star Wars characters into real-time multiplayer PvP battles in arenas inspired by iconic locations from throughout the galaxy. Collect and upgrade characters and vehicles and craft both light and dark side armies to take into battle. Build LEGO towers on the battlefield to strategically combat, defend, and capture territory as you push toward the enemy base to claim victory.

The newly announced game allows players to visit some of the most beloved locations throughout the galaxy across different arenas, including the tropical planet of Scarif, never before shown in a LEGO Star Wars video game.

Join forces with heroes or villains, mastering both the light side or the dark side, with some never before rendered in a LEGO Star Wars video game including Rey and Kylo Ren in costumes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the First Order’s BB-9E, and a Duros rebel trooper.

Collect and upgrade over 40 units featuring characters, vehicles, and troops from Star Wars film and animation. Discover Champion characters such as Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, and more, each with a unique ability that can be triggered on the battlefield at your command. Use Darth Vader’s Force Slam to smash enemies into the ground or toss them aside with Luke Skywalker’s Force Push. Plus, support your characters with unconventional battalions including battle droids, AT-STs, Ewoks, and even a flock of porgs.

Engage in thrilling head-to-head matches against other players in a fight to destroy the enemy’s base by deploying troops onto the battlefield to claim territory and strategically utilizing Champion units and LEGO towers. With the right troops and towers, you can create an unstoppable army that will leave your enemies in pieces!

Finally, Yoda can team up with a flock of porgs to take on an army of the dark side.

LEGO Star Wars Battles will be available in 2020 on the App Store and Google Play.

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More Info Coming Out About the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Video Game

The LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is touted to be the latest and grandest Star Wars-inspired video game that LEGO and TT Games has to offer since the release of LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens back in 2016. We got a glimpse of what to expect from this game earlier in June, with a teaser trailer that suggests an immersive, all-encompassing video game experience that covers all the nine Star Wars films including material from the upcoming Star Wars conclusion in The Rise of Skywalker film. However, TT Games and WB Games only gave us some bits of info of what to expect from their latest offering, which is somewhat typical of what we can find from other LEGO video game releases: a unique kind of LEGO humor, co-op play, customizable minifig player avatars, and film-inspired locations. However, much is still wanting with regards to gameplay and other details that gamers are particular about.

Though the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game is still set for a 2020 launch, we can cross our fingers and hope to see our first in-game footage at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show (TGS) in Japan. According to Gematsu and at the TGS’ official website, the said video game is part of a line-up of reveals that will find its way in Japan’s most celebrated video game event. It will be presented alongside another LEGO video game which is the LEGO Jurassic World on the Nintendo Switch platform.

A screengrab from the Tokyo Game Show 2019 website, that features the LEGO Jurassic World for the Nintendo Switch, and the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga.

For one, the TGS website makes it clear that a trailer for the LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga is slated to be presented on a soon-to-be-announced date, anytime between September 12 to 15 throughout the duration of the Tokyo Game Show. However, details are scant regarding the content of what will be presented about the game. We don’t know yet if what they will be showing is just the same, previously released teaser trailer (which is quite unlikely), or will they include new material and perhaps a few minutes of actual gameplay. I certainly hope it will be the latter.

I guess we just have to find out next week when the Tokyo Game Show 2019 commences next week. Be sure to follow our blog site for more details on this latest LEGO Star Wars video game.

LEGO Teases the Arrival of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Mark your calendar on September 5th, because something BIG is arriving. Well, this is what LEGO promises to give us next Thursday. According to a recent 10-second video teaser that LEGO released via Twitter, all galactic rumors seem to suggest that a new LEGO Star Wars UCS set is on the horizon. If you recall from last week, we mentioned that having a new LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) is within the realm of possibility. And this time, it looks like LEGO is now giving us hints on its imminent arrival

The video teaser begins with a view inside a typical home, amidst the crescendo of the Imperial march which we are all so familiar with. The obvious takeaway from this teaser is the pointed shadow cast from the looming ominous figure. The image is enough to evoke overwhelming fear, even for a rubber chicken. All signs lead to the possibility of seeing the return of the iconic Imperial Star Destroyer, which had it’s first UCS release back in 2002 clocking in at 3,096 pieces at that time.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) from 2002.

This current iteration of the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) will come in at 4,784 pieces, retailing for $700 USD. The chief complaint that most fans have over this set is the ridiculously high price tag that LEGO attached to it if in case the rumors are true. Without further info, the price per piece ratio seems to be too expensive as compared to the largest UCS ever made – 2017’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) with 7,541 pieces and selling for a hundred dollars more as compared to the upcoming rehash of the Imperial Star Destroyer. Unless the latter is equipped with LEGO Powered Up functionalities or some new, out-of-the-box features, then a $700 price tag is quite unreasonable.

LEGO promises to make the big reveal on September 5th, and with it perhaps the official announcement of the LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker tie-in sets that were leaked on social media a week ago. In any case, LEGO will certainly push through with its promise of a BIG reveal, so be sure to stay tuned here on The Brick Show.

2019 Disney 23 Expo Kicked Off With New MCU Reveals

This weekend is a great day for Disney and Marvel fan attendees at the annual Disney 23 expo. Other than surprising reveals from the galaxy far, far away, MCU top brass Kevin Feige also offered another glimpse on what’s in store in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what it hopefully means to future LEGO Marvel sets. A lot has been revealed about the future of MCU during last month’s SDCC 2019, with more announcements made during the weekend’s 2019 Disney 23 Expo.

First off, we have the entire main cast of the Eternals announced on stage and the roles that each of them will play.  The film is slated to be released in theaters in November next year, and we expect to see a couple of LEGO sets centered on this film.

MCU is also set to offer another prequel based on the character of Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow. Played by Scarlett Johansson, the Black Widow spin-off is set to be released earlier on May 2020. New footage was shown to D23 attendees regarding this first MCU Phase 4 film and I can’t wait to see it officially released online.

Black Panther 2 was also mentioned during the 2019 Disney 23 Expo, but details about the story behind this sequel from Wakanda are still under wraps. It is understandable considering the film is still set to be released 3 years from now in May 2022.

The highlight of the Marvel D23 presentation focused mainly on the list of shows that will be included in the new Disney+ streaming service. As a counterpart to some of the most popular streaming services out there, Disney+ will also include a bunch of MCU-inspired series that has a direct tie-up with all 23 previously released MCU films. Some of these were born out of the events of  Endgame, while some are an entirely new series to watch out for. We can expect a series entirely dedicated to Jessica Walker’s She-Hulk, millionaire turned mercenary Moon Knight, and Kamala Khan’s shape-shifting persona, Ms. Marvel. There are also familiar MCU characters that will have their screen time in the MCU streaming service as well: we have WandaVision where we see Vision surviving somehow the catastrophic events of Infinity War and Endgame; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier where actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles  in a world without Steve Roger’s Captain America; and Loki which features the events that follow after the alter version of the Norse god of mischief managed to steal the Space Stone during a failed time heist in Endgame. Lastly, MCU is also excited to offer its first animated series entitled What If…? based on the Marvel comic book series of the same title. It explores the myriad of possibilities that may happen if a particular story element in the MCU is changed or altered.

Moving forward, MCU’s Phase 4 is set to carve its own path and headed towards an exciting new territory that fans are eagerly looking forward to. With LEGO and Disney’s partnership still going strong, we can also expect a lot of interesting LEGO Marvel sets in the works. It is not far-fetch to consider a new subtheme of sorts for LEGO Marvel Superheroes focusing on the Disney+ series. I see the What If…? animated series as having a great source of potential for new and out-of-the-box ideas for future LEGO sets. We just have to wait and see a couple of years from now once the new streaming service from the House of Mouse finally kicks off.

Official Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 Trailer Now Online

Disney and Star Wars fans were in for a treat this weekend at the annual D23 Expo. For those who were fortunate to attend the event, they were given an exclusive sneak peek at the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film, with new footage not found in the previous teaser trailer. Some of the attendees were kind enough to share a clip or two of this latest trailer which they recorded and shared using their mobile phones. Though we sincerely and collectively appreciate their effort, the recordings were still too sketchy and grainy, to say the least, to have anything solidly figured out. However, this may no longer be the case because just a few moments ago, Disney finally gave the thumbs up to have this special Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer to be posted online. I have to say that there is a lot to take in from this 1-minute footage, perhaps even more exciting than the rumored LEGO Star Wars TRS sets (whose images are now leaking all over the place by the way) that are out to be released hopefully next month. Let’s watch this:

Its kind of hard to begin where to start with all the exciting info that follows from this trailer reveal. From the looks of it, this last installment of the Skywalker saga really lives up to its name: the last stand against the First Order will certainly pit the Rebels against a seemingly endless array of Star Destroyers. We also see the crew of the Millennium Falcon on what looks like to be a new planet. An epic saber fight between Rey and Kylo across a tumultuous sea. And to what seems to be the shocker of them all: Rey wielding a red, double-bladed lightsaber reminiscent of Darth Maul’s signature weapon! Seeing a LEGO Star Wars Rey minifig with a dual-bladed lightsaber accessory is certainly on my wishlist.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer

During these past few days, a lot has been going on at this side of LEGO Star Wars fandom which I am really tempted to share right here. However, understanding that these are basically image leaks regarding the LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sets, I am not in liberty to post it right here. However, you don’t need to look far if you really need to see them even if before the embargo is lifted. As of now, I’ll just let myself savor all of these revelations and wait a bit more before this epic Star Wars conclusion arrives in theaters in December.

LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar Mini-Series Slated to Premiere in September

Following the arrival of the new LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar sets earlier this month, LEGO is now pushing through with its promise of kicking off an animated series based on this subtheme. Spearheaded by Universal, the LEGO Group and Nickelodeon. This new animated 13-episode series will air on Nickelodeon in the US beginning September 14 and with new stories that took place before the events of 2015’s blockbuster Jurassic World film. Here’s the complete press release of the Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar mini-series, followed by its official trailer. If you missed out on the latest LEGO sets related to this latest animated series, be sure to click on the links below following this press release.

Legend of Isla Nublar Mini-Series

“LEGO® JURASSIC WORLD: LEGEND OF ISLA NUBLAR,”
BRAND-NEW ANIMATED MINI-SERIES, SET TO PREMIERE SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, AT 11:30 A.M. (ET/PT) ON NICKELODEON

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.-Aug. 21, 2019-Universal Brand Development (Universal), the LEGO Group and Nickelodeon have announced the all-new, animated mini-series, LEGO® Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, will debut Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. The 13-episode CG-animated mini-series, taking place before the events of 2015’s blockbuster Jurassic World film, will continue to premiere Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Set in 2012, newly hired animal behaviourist, Owen Grady, and Assistant Manager of Park Operations, Claire Dearing, team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything the Jurassic World park throws their way, including runaway dinosaurs, ongoing construction to expand the park, throngs of tourists, unpredictable tropical weather and an impulsive boss!

In LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, there’s also a mysterious saboteur with surprising ties to the park’s past who is on a quest to find a legendary treasure and destroy Jurassic World forever. What could possibly go wrong? Well…everything.

A prequel to the brand-new mini-series, LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit Part 1 and Part 2, will be available on the Nick App and VOD beginning Sunday, Aug. 25. In The Secret Exhibit, Simon Masrani has an idea for a new attraction that is guaranteed to keep Jurassic World at the forefront of theme park entertainment, but in order for it to succeed, he needs his right-hand can-do problem solver, Claire Dearing, and newcomer Owen Grady, to get a trio of dinosaurs across the park to the new, super-secret exhibit. Unfortunately, delivering the dinosaurs to the new attraction is not as easy as they thought!

Beginning, Sunday Aug. 25, a sneak peek episode, “Mission Critical,” will be available for fans to watch on the Nick App, Nick On Demand and Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel.

Building sets inspired by LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar are currently available at retail globally, including Dilophosaurus on the Loose (75934), Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt (75935), Triceratops Rampage (75937) and T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle (75938).

 

 

Here’s What LEGO Star Wars Fans Can Expect From Triple Force Friday

LEGO is now preparing for Star Wars mania once again. After this year’s successful May the 4th promos, LEGO and Disney and gearing up once again for this fall’s grandest introduction of its latest LEGO Star Wars merchandise. Dubbed as Triple Force Friday, LEGO is expected to feature not just the rumored LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets, but may also add one or two sets related to the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and EA and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game. It’s a global three-in-one celebration that LEGO will not surely miss on.

According to StarWars.com, a range of Star Wars related merchandise will go on sale (LEGO included) beginning at 12:01 AM of October 4, Friday. In-store events are also lined up to mark the occasion similar to what it did with last year’s Force Friday celebrations.

Triple Force Friday
A custom LEGO Star Wars Rey vs Tie Interceptor, The Rise Of Skywalker by builder The Trending Brick, submitted over at LEGO Ideas.

To top it off, Disney is also capitalizing on Triple Force Friday to also launch another of its widely known franchise. Frozen 2 is slated to hit theaters on November 22, but not until a barrage of film-related merchandise is launched together with that from Star Wars. According to Ken Potrock, president of consumer products commercialization over at Disney,

“This is truly an epic moment for fans, families and retailers as products for two of the biggest-ever entertainment franchises hit shelves simultaneously. We’ll be working with our partners to create suitably spectacular celebrations for each, in line with the excitement and anticipation of the legions of Star Wars and Frozen fans around the globe.”

Disney and LEGO are definitely doubling down on its product reveals come Triple Force Friday. Needless to say, LEGO is also expected to release its new LEGO Disney Frozen 2 building sets also on October 4th. We’re just counting the weeks before this year’s grandest LEGO and Disney event goes live. And before that day comes to pass, we can surely bet that more info will come about these new and upcoming LEGO sets. So what do you think LEGO has in store for Triple Force Friday? What are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below.

Additional sources: License Global

Check Out These Winning Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs From LEGO Ideas

Remember last June when the LEGO Ideas platform launched a contest to create the most unique, custom LEGO brick-built hybrid dinosaurs? Well, it turns out that these builds have finely gone out of their shells and we now have three winning entries that show what happens when LEGO is unintentionally (?) mixed with dino DNA. There are three winners from this recent LEGO Ideas contest, with one bringing home the bacon for the wackiest dino creation around. Let’s check these winners from the LEGO Ideas Unleash Your Own Genetically Modified Hybrid Dinosaur.

First off, we have two Runner-Ups: one that this seems to be the stuff of brick nightmares if you happen to stumble upon a real one, while the other is so cute and adorable, you might need to stop yourself from eating it.

Runner Ups

Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris by Langemann Lego

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

“Some kind of Monster,” Dr. Henry Wu said as he saw his new creation. He decided to mix up the DNA of the Tyrannosaurus Rex with some predators of our world, to get one of the most dangerous and scary creatures ever seen: The Tyrannosaurus Scorpio Tigris.

Some DNA of a Scorpion for armor, poison and useable claws.

Some DNA of a tiger for bigger fangs, better ears, and eyes.

856 parts.

Hopefully, his creation will not break out…

 

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

This wonder of science came after a company birthday party gone wrong. Some Dino DNA mixed with the cake and the Tricaketops was born! Half Triceratops, half Cake. It’s known for its durable frosting skin, candle horns, cupcake feet, and delicious taste!

Grand Prize

Tyrannocow (T-cow) by yop1172

Brick-Built Hybrid Dinosaurs

It seems that someone did not follow the rules of the laboratory, and some milk remains fell on the samples! This dinosaur is a mixture between a T-rex and an ordinary cow, it is not dangerous, but it can’t be milked by anyone, and protects cows and farm animals that naturally seek its habitat.
Ironically I used a mini cleaver piece (98369) to make the ears, and the minifig hairpiece 25379 to make the hooves.
Does anyone want some milk? 
These brick-built hybrid dinosaurs winners got to bring home an impressive array of 2019 LEGO Jurassic World sets (for the Grand Prize winner), plus the gargantuan Jurassic Park T.rex Rampage (75936) set. All of these sets are currently available at LEGO Shop@Home in case you want to take a look.
I personally want to build that Tyrannocow and Tricaketops myself. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.
Congratulations to all the winners!

The Seven Dwarfs’ House Reaches 10K Fan Support At LEGO Ideas

We have another LEGO product idea that achieved the coveted 10K fan support. The Seven Dwarfs’ House by fan builder Hanwasyellowfirst managed to climb its way to the Second 2019 Review Stage thanks to the 10,000 LEGO fans who voted for it to become a potential, official LEGO set.

The Seven Dwarfs' House

This product idea is based on Disney’s classic 1937 full-length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The build also features some of the characteristics of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride as seen in Walt Disney World, Florida.

The Seven Dwarfs' House The Seven Dwarfs' House

If ever chosen to be the next LEGO Ideas set (hopefully, with no more surprises coming from the LEGO Ideas Team similar to what happened to two archived qualifying product ideas), then we can expect a nice number of minifigures that will go with this set as well. Read on for this MOC’s full description below. The Seven Dwarfs’ House joins nine more entries that qualified for this year’s Second Review Stage. Congratulations!

The Seven Dwarfs’ House 

Hey everyone, here is my new submission to LEGO Ideas! I wanted to pay homage to Walt Disney’s first full length animated feature, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. 

The build is inspired by a mixture of the house featured in the 1937 Disney Classic, and the physical recreation at Walt Disney World, situated in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride. 

Set features: 

Minifigures:

  • The Dwarfs: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey 
  • Snow White 
  • Evil Witch 

Play features:

All roof sections are removable for easy access of play, as well as two opening wall sections. In addition, the first floor comes off to reveal the mining room, sorry, dining room! 

  • Do the dishes in the kitchen sink, make sure you whistle while you work! 
  • Ensure those jewels are up to standard at the jewel inspection desk!
  • You are building by a wishing well!
  • 7 Beds 
  • 7 Pick Axes 
  • Grandfather Clock 
  • Dining Table 
  • Broken Mine Cart 
  • And much more!

I would love to have filled the build with Rabbits, Birds, Squirrels, etc,  but unfortunately, they were not in the software. 

I hope you like the build, cheers!

LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander Promotional Coming in September

From the looks of things, there is another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set slated to be released next month to add to your LEGO Star Wars collections. If you recall earlier in April, we saw this year’s first LEGO Star Wars GWP in the form of the mini Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary (40333) promotional set. The set features the exclusive 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars promotional tile piece, plus a nice micro-scaled build of an AT-AT and a pair of Snowspeeders. As it seems, another LEGO Star Wars GWP is on its way to LEGO Stores according to a report from Stonewars. The source of the info came from an Instagram post of what seems to be a snapshot from a LEGO Store promotional flyer highlighting the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander.

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Alright. I really like this. GWP in September.

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The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander can easily pass for a polybag promo coming in at approximately 40+ pieces. It features an R2-D2 minifigure, plus microbuilds of a Gonk and Mouse Droid figures atop of a brick-built platform. Similar to the Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary set, the Mini Droid Commander also sports the exclusive commemorative tile which truly makes this microbuild standout. It’s a great display set especially if you happen to purchase its larger counterpart the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253). Here’s a rendering of the Mini Droid Commander using Stud.io courtesy once again of Stonewars.

LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander

Since the month of September is just around the corner, we can expect more info to trickle down the pipes on when and how we can avail of this promotional. It’s not a longshot to consider that perhaps we can expect this to be officially revealed via the LEGO Store Calendar for September. Be sure to keep tabs with us for more updates, and for the latest LEGO Star Wars sets available out there, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com.