Here’s a Sneak Peak at the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 2.

So, it has finally come down to this. After months of speculation about Wave 3 of The LEGO Batman Movie sets, it seems that we now have our first, ‘unofficial’ confirmation of TLBM’s Series 2 of Collectible Minifigures. Though we’re still months away before they are supposed to be released in the market, one Reddit user – hiroki1998 – managed to have his hands on the series’ checklist/flyer. Just in case we are not making the brick police (aka LEGO’s legal team) jumping off from their seats again, we will take down this post anytime if the good guys in black suits will politely ask us. Check this out.

The way I see it, this next wave of TLBM collectible minifigs are way better in some aspects compared to the previous one. Where Series 1 capitalized on the many minifig variations of the Dark Knight himself, Series 2 pays homage to the rest of the heroes and villains that Batman has brushed shoulders with in the film. I reckon LEGO has a good pulse among the community when they sense that we are getting too saturated already with so many bat suits. In fact, we only have 2 Batman costumes out of 20 in this latest series. The rest were either iterations of the Bat Family as seen in the movie, or some selected members of the Justice League Party (also portrayed in the film), and some baddies that Joker himself introduced.

Here’s an “unofficial’ list of TLBM CMF Series 2 character names as they appear on the flyer.

  1. Disco Harley
  2. Disco Alfred
  3. Clock King
  4. Hugo Strange
  5. Mer-Bat
  6. Swimming Pool Batman with Dolphin
  7. Vacation Joker
  8. Vacation Robin
  9. Vacation Batgirl
  10. Vacation Alfred
  11. Soccer Mom Bat
  12. Killer Moth
  13. Jayna
  14. Zan
  15. Apache Chief
  16. Jor-El
  17. General Zod
  18. Doctor Phosphorus
  19. Black Canary
  20. Black Vulcan

There are so many minifigures here that I really want, its kind of hard to zero-in on one particular minifig! For starters, I’m sure I’m getting that Clock King, Swimming Pool Batman with Dolphin and Vacation Joker mifigures. What do you think brick fans? Excited about these latest CMF offering from the LEGO Batman Movie? Hit that comment button and share us what you think.

5 LEGO Sets Named as Finalists for 2018’s Toy of the Year Awards.

It has been customary for the Toy Industry Association Inc. to recognize certain toy manufacturers for their outstanding contribution to the toy industry, and LEGO is one of the industry leaders that have a legacy of being recognized time and again as a Toy of the Year (TOTY) awardee. Last year, we saw LEGO bagging not just one, but two awards with the beautiful and mechanically impressive LEGO Friends and Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130) earning the title of Construction Toy of the Year Award, while the grand LEGO Disney Castle (71040) received the Specialty Toy of the Year.

As it seems, it looks like LEGO has earned a greater chance of bagging the same title again. Earlier this week, online voting for this year’s TOTY has officially begun, and LEGO once more dominated the nominees’ list with five sets under various categories. Nominated for Collectible of the Year, we have the LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017). For Construction Toy of the Year it is everybody’s favorite droid in brick form, LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) and Captain Salazar’s dreaded ghost ship, the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary (71042) that has made it to the cut of being qualified as nominees. The still elusive, and hard-to-find, LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) also made it as a nominee for Specialty Toy of the Year, and the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101) was named as a candidate for Tech Toy of the Year.

2018 TOTY Finalist: Collectible of the Year

LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)

2018 TOTY Finalists: Construction Toy of the Year

LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187)

 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary (71042)

2018 TOTY Finalists: Specialty Toy of the Year

LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

2018 TOTY Finalists: Tech Toy of the Year

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101)

 

It should be noted that a LEGO-compatible product also made it to the roster of TOTY finalists with the Mayka Toy Block Tape by Zulu. The concept behind a LEGO-tape is relatively new and has recently caught the fancy of builders both young and old.

The voting process officially began last November 3, and will end on January 5, 2018. The voting will include not just Association members, retailers, and journalists, but also the consumers. The winners will be announced in a formal presentation ceremony on February 16, 2018. You may refer to this link for the complete set of guidelines on how the Toy of the Year finalists were selected. Consumer voting is on-going, and if you wish to show your support for these LEGO sets, then head over to the voting page for the Toy of the Year Awards.

Do you agree with this year’s selection of nominees? Do you have another LEGO set that you wish were included in the nominees list? Drop us a comment below and tell us what you think.

 

New Star Wars Trilogy and TV Series Could Spell More LEGO Star Wars Sets.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi is coming to cinemas on December 15, the second chapter of the “Sequel Trilogy” for the sprawling space opera franchise by Lucasfilm under Disney. The final chapter, Episode IX, will not be until 2019, with a Han Solo prequel slated for 2018.

Even as these films are being churned out, merchandise is following in their wake, such as LEGO Star Wars’ expansive variety of models and minifigures in stores. Well, they’re about to increase further.

When Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy hinted at more Star Wars movies days earlier, fans assumed they would be in the vein of 2016’s Rogue One or next year’s Solo. But it turns out that they’re actually formulating another film trilogy with the help of Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

This new trilogy will break the mold by focusing on entirely new characters, unlike Episodes I-IX, which always focused on a member of the Skywalker family. Johnson is expected to write and direct the first film of this planned trilogy, and be the producer on the other two. Here’s the announcement as shared over at the Star Wars Show.

In addition to this reveal, Disney CEO Bob Iger also made noise when he announced the development of a live-action Star Wars TV series for 2019. This is said to be a re-pitch of an earlier live-action series proposal by Lucasfilm long before Disney’s acquisition. The planned Star Wars: Underground was never produced due to impossible budget constraints, but might be possible now with the House of Mouse. Check out this visual from the original Underground pitch. It could finally be realized, and it will be on streaming.

All these developments could easily mean that more LEGO Star Wars sets may be in the works. It’ll be quite the wait, but LEGO Star Wars fans sure knows its worth it.

Gameplay Trophies for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 on Sony PS4 Revealed.

There’s only a week left now before LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 from Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and Traveller’s Tales makes its highly-anticipated grand entrance across the “Big Four” game consoles and platforms. Once again, there will be plenty of excitement and funny shenanigans as minifigure versions of the most popular heroes and villains of Marvel Comics embark on a brand-new action-adventure.

 

Now, owing to the format of past LEGO Marvel games, there are bound to be oodles of gameplay trophies to be earned in LMSH2 for online bragging rights and stuff. Thanks to some diligent work, achievements for the PS4 version of the game have been discovered and shared.

PSN Profiles has done marvelous work in tracking down ad documenting all trophies that can be earned in the Sony PlayStation 4 version of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Thus far, the PS4 take has about 46 trophies in total, ranked in four classes from Bronze to Platinum.

Some trophies are rather quickly earned through normal gameplay while others might require some hunting and collecting. Compared to the first LMSH, the requirements don’t seem to be altogether intimidating, which is either a big bonus or a letdown, depending on player.

Here’s a quick rundown of the achievements: there are 37 Bronze trophies, 4 in silver, 4 gold ones, and one colored in platinum. If you haven’t guess, the platinum trophy is the “collect all the others” achievement, and PSN Profiles considers it “Ultra Rare.” Here’s some of the trophies to watch out for once you have your hands on the game. For the rest of the trophies, be sure to visit PSN Profiles’ web page. Be warned though – these trophies may pose a potential spoiler for the game so click with care.

Platinum Trophy 

Time to put things right
Collect all the trophies

 

 

Gold Trophies 

Grandmaster Greetings
Play ”Capture the Infinity Stone” in ‘Grandmaster Mode’

 

 

Kang’s for the Memories
Complete ”Out of Time”

 

 

EGO the LEGO Planet
Complete ”The Road to Knowhere”

 

 

Commotion in the Ocean
Complete ”Torg-nado”

 

 

Silver Trophies 

By A Horse’s Hair…
Complete ”On Board The Sword”

 

 

Road Rage 2
Smash 100 vehicles

 

 

We are Groot
Have Groot and Groot (Small) in a party

 

 

Comic Book Collector
Unlock and view all Minikit comics

 

 

As for the plot, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 takes place 4 years after its predecessor, and the heroes and villains of the LEGO Marvel Universe find themselves taking sides in the time-space-shattering plans of Kang the Conqueror. It also references the recently-premiered Thor: Ragnarok. The game comes out on November 14 for Windows PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Here again is the PS4 Trophy List, not listed here to avoid spoilers.

Did the Latest Issue of LEGO Life Magazine Dropped a Hint on Old Man Luke?

We’re just less than a month away before Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi debuts in theaters worldwide, and with the first wave of LEGO Star Wars The Last Jedi sets out already, there is still one nagging question in every LEGO Star Wars fan: will old man Luke Skywalker ever make an appearance in any particular LEGO Star Wars TLJ set?

We toyed with the idea when Tyler came up with his version of a LEGO Star Wars Rey’s Training MOC a couple of months ago, where we saw how the current Luke may have been rendered as a LEGO minifigure. Additionally, LEGO gave a hint when it unveiled a version of the elder Skywalker on its Russian website, as you can see from the image below.

This time, LEGO dropped another hint on how we can have Luke if he is eventually included in future TLJ sets, and the spill came from an unlikely source. Eurobricks member JACKATTACKS shared an image of his most recent LEGO Life Magazine that he received from the mail. Previously known as the LEGO Club Magazine, the subscription service was recently rebranded as LEGO Life to coincide with its corresponding LEGO Life app. JACKATTACKS shared the front cover over at Eurobricks as you can see from this image.

The latest issue of the LEGO Life Magazine is understandably dedicated to Star Wars Episode VIII, and as the cover makes it clear, Luke Skywalker will certainly make his presence felt in LEGO form. As you may have noticed, this latest rendition of Luke is far different from his minifig version that first appeared on LEGO’s Russian site. I like how Luke has a sullen, more serious look accentuated by his hood.

I know this cover doesn’t say much about the second wave of LEGO TLJ sets which is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2018 (with some said to be released before this year ends), but considering LEGO’s seemingly deliberate concealment of Luke in TLJ, fans such as myself can’t help but wonder what LEGO is trying to pull out. Is it to steadily build the hype over these LEGO tie-ins so as to hopefully increase sales, or they just want to build the mystery behind Luke’s character, we’re not really sure at this time.

We just have to wait and see. So what do you think brick fans? What is your best idea of Luke’s minifigure in TLJ? Share your thoughts in the comments below.