LEGO Ninjago Movie Books Revealed – More Details on our Ninjas, Garmadon, and a Stash of Cool Sets.

Amazon UK has recently posted several books dedicated to the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie. This collection of books (a sticker collection, and two readers) reveals interesting, high-resolution details on how we can expect the minifigures may look like, together with some of the mechs and vehicles that we want to see as an actual LNM set. I am not really an over-the-top Ninjago fan, but seeing the details on these LNM characters and vehicle designs, makes me more excited to see the actual sets.

 

DK’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ultimate Sticker Collection

  

 

DK’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie Shark Attack

  

 

DK’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie Secret Ninja Force

Other than the exquisitely detailed minifigures of our young Ninjas, what I find equally impressive are the host of Garmadon’s marine-costumed henchmen. Aptly named to strike terror in the hearts of men (or minifigs), Garmadon’s Shark Army features several baddies donned in various sea creature outfits – a hammerhead, great white, puffer fish, octopus, and a jelly fish-like bubble head gear – all armed with melee and long range weapons such as fish nunchuks, starfish shurikens and fish launchers (hate to be on the way of those smelly weapons).

  

Their vehicles are awesome in themselves, especially Garmadon’s dark and menacing mech.

  

What I appreciate most about the LEGO Ninjago Movie are the highly detailed sets that were featured in its first official trailer. Though these sets look great on film and is most likely to be trimmed down a bit once offered to the general public as an actual LNM set, such down-scaling does not significantly reduce the impressive details on them. Two of these were partially revealed during LEGO Rebrick’s latest contest: the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612) and the Kai’s Fire Mech (70615), and this time we get to see another yet to be named tank-like battle vehicle which you can see below.

As we noted before, each of our young heroes also gets a makeover, with new costumes and hairpieces that complements their progress as a ninja and their coming of age.

  

 

These LEGO Ninjago Movie DK books are expected to hit store shelves in the UK on September, and August in the US. The LEGO Ninjago Movie will swing into action in theaters on September 22.

 

 

 

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Told In LEGO.

The final trailer for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally out, and with less than a month before before we see the  galaxy’s rowdiest, mix-tape rockin’ superhero team of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Huxley Berg Studios decided to add a little LEGO fun to the band’s (misadventures) by retelling the entire final trailer using LEGO minifigs and bricks. The minifigs are so much impressive in themselves I can’t help but wish to have all them. Watch this.

MCU’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes gate-crashin’ in theaters on May 5. LEGO has dedicated three sets under this Marvel Superheroes subtheme which you can find below. Click on the links to know more.

 

The Milano VS the Abilisk (76081)

 

Ayesha’s Revenge (76080)

 

Ravager Attack (76079)

LEGO Rebrick Teases the Latest LEGO Ninjago Movie Sets.

We’re still a few months away from the theatrical release of LEGO’s third cinematic offering, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and thanks to LEGO Rebrick, we now have confirmation on how some of its sets will be like. In its latest stop-motion contest entitled “Ninja for a Day”, LEGO Rebrick has announced that it will be giving away a LEGO NInjago Movie mystery set valued at $300 USD, while at the same, teasing on two of the fourteen sets that are expected to be a part of the LEGO Ninjago Movie theme. Deadline for submission of entries is on May 10, 2017 where six grand prize winners will be chosen to bring home tons of uber cool LNM sets and memorabilia. Here’s the complete announcement from LEGO Rebrick:

NINJA FOR A DAY

What does a day in the life of a Ninjagan (a resident of Ninjago city) look like? How does a ninja spend his/her day? Show us in this stop-motion contest for a chance to have your brickfilm featured in the LEGO NINJAGO Movie!

 

Contest Description

Create a 15 second to 30 second LEGO stop-motion brickfilm that will depict a snapshot in the life of Ninjago city. A thriving pan-asian metropolis that blends the best of a dozen cultures into one population of happy Ninjagans. The city itself is built upon it’s history so that the lowest levels of Ninjago appear ancient with each higher level becoming more and more modern until the top layer resembles modern Hong Kong or Tokyo.

The citizens enjoy this mashup of cultures eating Pad Thai Sushi Tacos and shopping at Gong and Guitar Center. It is an island metropolis and thus has a thriving wharf-seaport. The infrastructure and mass transit is varied so that a citizen can travel on foot, via roads, aboard a suspended hanging train or even float upon a series of elevated canals that connect the city.

In addition to tai chi at sunrise, getting a tan on Ninjago beach or having a bite at one of the festive culture-blending food carts, the one thing all Ninjagans have in common is the need to rebuild their city after the Evil Lord Garmadon attacks (and the Ninjas defend their city with their giant vehicles and mechs, typically destroying many structures in the process!) This happens frequently so LOTS of rebuilding is always taking place. Ninjagians take the destruction in stride, rebuilding their city with flair and always a dose of LEGO humor.

We will be looking for Ninjago action and humor, creative and cool rebuilding, attention to the Ninjago Movie theme, and overall Ninjago look and feel.

The top brickfilms will be featured and credited in the Ninjago Movie in Act One. The winners will be required to deliver their video file stripped of all audio to WB for integration in the Ninjago movie. The winning brickfilms might not be shown in their full length in the movie.

As an important note for this contest, please only include entries with music or sound you have created yourself. Unfortunately we will disqualify all entries with copyrighted or free sound audio.

Before you start please check out the entry guidelines and how to enter in the RULES.

 

Contest Prizes

  

There will be six grand prize winners. The grand prize winners will receive:

– The possibility to have their entry featured in Act One of the Ninjago Movie with credits
– The full LEGO Ninjago Movie assortment
– One exclusive LEGO Ninjago mystery set valued at $300 USD – to be revealed at a later date
– The Art of the Movie book signed by the filmmakers
– Signed LEGO Minifigures from the movie

 

I have a strong feeling that these prizes are enough to convince any Ninjago fan to join. Though set 70615 (Brickset refers to it as the Kai Mech) is a bit toned down as compared to the actual mech seen in the trailer, looking at the box art, it is already a very impressive build. There is no information regarding its confirmed set name and piece count, but it comes with six minifigures including Kai, Zane, two civilians, and two of Garmadon’s costumed henchmen.

As much as the mechs and vehicles featured in TLNM’s trailer are exquisitely impressive, such level of detail will be probably close to impossible to achieve as an actual set, both for practical and economic reasons. It is simply too large of a set if LEGO will be faithful to its design as we saw them from the official trailer. However, 70615 is pretty cool in itself being on a minifig scale. My best guess is that it probably stands at around 10 to 12 inches which accounts for the rather wide feet and legs to support the set’s weight.

We don’t have an official image of the Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612), save for its piece count coming in at 544 pieces, and having Lloyd, Master Wu, and Garmadon included in the set as minifigures. What I find intriguing is the announcement of an ‘exclusive LEGO Ninjago Mystery Set’ valued at $300. Given its price range, we can only speculate as of now that it may come in 3,000+ pieces, making it the largest set ever made under the Ninjago theme. Currently, it is the Temple of Airjitzu (70751) that holds the title of being the largest set in the theme with 2,028 pieces and retailing at $200 when it was first offered in 2015.

Hope LEGO will be announcing the rest of the sets under TLNM anytime soon. The LEGO Ninjago Movie is expected to hit theaters on September 22, 2017.

 

 

First Look at LEGO’s Star Wars Celebration Exclusive – LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue!

Things are getting more and more exciting as we approach the much-awaited Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Earlier, we gave you a recap on the lottery rules that LEGO will be following to determine who among the attendees will have the privilege of purchasing an exclusive, special-edition LEGO Star Wars sets. The online lottery is still on-going as of this writing and will close at 12:01AM EST on April 6. If you already registered in the lottery system, then bear in mind to strictly observe the date and time when you can visit the LEGO booth.

To jumpstart the Star Wars Celebration, LEGO has now released official images of one of its exclusives that celebrates the very first Star Wars film that started it all. This special-edition exclusive is inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film, Episode IV – A New Hope.  A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.

As a fan of vignettes, this one is definitely worth a spot in any one’s SW collection. I love how the designers of this set managed to recreate that scene in just 220 pieces.

Remember that the opportunity to purchase this exclusive is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Thursday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive on-site at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.

Star Wars Rogue One Retold in LEGO Bricks.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has already been released in Digital HD and to pave the way for the film’s upcoming Blu-ray/DVD film slated on April 4, Disney and LEGO has teamed up once more to recreate the first Star Wars anthology film using nothing more but a bit of imagination and tons of LEGO bricks.

The result? A creatively funny 2-minute video that retells the story of Rogue One from the eyes of Billy – an imaginative kid with a knack for creating the most promising adventures made of out of LEGO bricks. Will Billy’s band of rebels manage to get their hands on the Death Star’s plan before Darth Vader and Director Krennic reaches them? Well, as every LEGO fan at heart knows, everything is possible when it comes to LEGO. Watch this.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now available in Digital HD, and will be out in Blu-ray and DVD formats on Tuesday, April 4.

 

 

LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075) Revealed!

We’re just a few months before DC’s iconic Amazonian princess makes her solo film debut in line with the events of DC’s Extended Universe. To jumpstart its promotions, Entertainment Weekly has revealed a LEGO set dedicated to the film. LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075) pits Diana Prince against the god of war himself, Ares, in an imposing, brick-built figure.

The set also features a newly designed, Wonder Woman minifigure together with a sword and shield accessory, and a minifig version of Steve Trevor aboard his fighter plane. Undoubtedly, the obvious centerpiece of this set is the brick-built of the warmonger, Greek god Ares which is very similar to LEGO’s take on Giant Man in LEGO Marvel Superheroes Super Hero Airport Battle (76051).

The Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075) set comes in at 286 pieces, and is slated to be released to the general public on May 1 – exactly a month before the film hits theaters.

 

 

LEGO Batman Movie 2017 Summer Sets Official Box Art Images Now Online!

We saw them made their debut during last month’s New York Toy Fair, and this time around. we now have our first look on the second wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets slated to be released in summer, sometime in June. Thanks to a tip from Promo Bricks, we now have our first official images of these sets’ box arts as revealed by Dutch online store Sinqel. These sets will be available in June both in LEGO brand stores and online.

 

Scarecrow Fearful Face-off (70913)
Price: $14.99; Pieces: 141

 

Bane Toxic Truck Attack (70914)
Price: $49.99; Pieces: 366

 

Two-Face Double Demolition (70915)
Price: $59.99; Pieces: 564

 

The Batwing (70916)
Price: $89.99; Pieces: 1053

 

The Ultimate Batmobile (70917)
Price: $129.99; Pieces: 1456

 

More images after from 2017 Nexo Knights, Star Wars, City, Creator, and many more so stay tuned!

 

 

5 Possible LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Justice League Sets That We Want to See.

WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

The first, full-length official trailer of Warner Bros’ Justice League is now out! With a hard-rockin’ tune that is somehow reminiscent to that of MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Director Jack Snyder clearly has a particular tone and feel in mind when they conceptualized the trailer. In the trailer, we get to see a little background info on the rest of the team, following the reveal of Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) of the rest of the team members. We get to glimpse on the rebooted versions of Vic Stone (Cyborg), Barry Allen (The Flash), and Arthur Curry (Aquaman) as they battle a horde of Darkseid’s minions, the Parademons. Needless to say, it is the ultimate, live-action, DC compendium of superheroes rolled into one action-packed, hard-hitting trailer.

In case you haven’t seen it yet (which I seriously doubt), here’s WB’s official Justice League trailer, which is currently holding the #20 spot in YouTube’s list of trending videos.

It was already revealed during last month’s New York Toy Fair that LEGO will be releasing three, undisclosed DC Comics Superheroes sets based on the Justice League film – set numbers 76085, 76086, and 76087. For obvious reasons, LEGO did not dive into the specifics of these sets since doing so will leak potential major spoilers. So let’s take time to draw inspiration from JL’s first official trailer and find out what scenes from the clip can be the most likely candidates to become official LEGO sets. We compiled these suggestions based on the official trailer and information from other media sources. Check out these 5 possible LEGO DC Superheroes JL sets that we want to see, in no particular order.

 

The Amazons Versus the Army of Parademons

One particular shot shows a large scale battle between the Amazons of Themyscira – the place of origin of Diana Prince’s Wonder Woman – and an army of unholy Parademons. It is not clear yet from the trailer if this scene happened to be in the past and is just a part of Wonder Woman’s recollections, or is it a present day assault of the alien invaders. The Parademons are determined to create havoc on the otherwise peaceful island, and the Amazons are equally resolute to defend it with their lives. There may not be much structures and buildings that may go along with this suggested set considering that the battle scene primarily takes place on the island’s rugged terrain. However, seeing the significance of this scene throughout the rest of the film makes the Amazon’s last stand (?) worthy of being immortalized in a LEGO set.

 

Meaner and Badder Batmobile

Jason Momoa’s rendition of Aquaman in Justice League somehow brings to memory a very similar, live-action character on the other side of the superhero fence. Wild and free as the ocean, Aquaman has no qualms riding on top of the fully weaponized hunk of Bat tech – and even Batman gives a very rare smile of approval. The newly enhanced Batmobile as seen in JL’s official trailer carried a lot of firepower for the sole purpose of bringing down as many Parademons as it can. The new, lower profile design of the Batmobile with its tons of armaments, and the inclusion of an Aquaman and Batman minifigs is a must buy if ever this becomes a LEGO set.

 

Batman’s Knightcrawler

One particular brief scene (lasting only for 2-3 seconds) in the trailer shows another exceptional piece of weaponry that Batman brought along with him. Shot in a sort of an underground tunnel, we get to see a glimpse of this war vehicle that looks more like a hybrid between a tank and a crab.

It is not easily recognizable at first, and in fact, I have no idea what this Bat vehicle is until I read Den of Geek’s report about their movie set tour last June. Photos were not allowed to be taken during the entire duration of the set tour, but thankfully, we have an idea what this beast of a Bat vehicle is. According to the report, concept arts of two newer vehicles were prominently displayed in the set. The first one is a kind of B-52 type transport called the Flying Fox, while another looks more like a battle mech robot, aptly called the Knightcrawler. Armed with four massive, crab-like arms, the Knightcrawler is said to be big enough to fit four of the JL superheroes, and has enough firepower to take down a handful of flying monkeys (aka Parademons).

It’s no secret that Batman is a staunch collector of high-tech weaponries and vehicles, but the Dark Knight of recent days – whether in live-action or animated versions – seems acutely attuned to the need for modern combat tech. Whether it is the Scuttler from the LEGO Batman Movie, or the Knightcrawler, Bruce Wayne is definitely updated with his gear.

 

Mera and Atlantis

It was earlier revealed by Warner Bros that Aquaman’s love interest and hailed queen of the seas, Mera (played Amber Heard), will also make an appearance in Justice League. This is set into stone when Mera was briefly shown in the trailer in her underwater domain flanked by a couple of Atlantean guards. Looking at this scene from the trailer, I fondly remember LEGO’s now retired Atlantis theme. It will be great to have another underwater LEGO set added into the DC Comics Superheroes mix so we hope this one will get a nod as well.

 

The Parademons’ Subterranean Labyrinth (?)

Reminiscent of Snyder’s take on Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, this particular scene deserves a second look as well. Now, I can’t honestly determine if this is indeed anywhere from the Fortress of Solitude, but from the looks of this shot from the trailer, the trio of Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg are up in arms against a formidable enemy – I can feel the weight in the Amazonian words as she is determined to mow down the enemy or enemies in front of her.

However, taking into consideration the firsthand account of the guys from the Den of Geeks, then our best bet is that it may refer to the Parademon’s underground subterranean labyrinth. What secrets the army of Parademon’s have in their lair is still unknown, and in a movie as big as the Justice League, anything can happen.

 

…and of course, the minifigures!

If there is anything more exciting than the new sets that LEGO has lined up for the new Justice League film, I dare say it’s their latest minifig renditions. The looks of the Flash, Batman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman all deserves newer iterations. A lot can be said about the looks of our DC Comics superheroes, but I’ll let these character posters do the talking.  Images courtesy of Warner Bros.

 

So what do you think brick fans? Do you have any particular Justice League scenes that you want to see in their brickfied forms? Share us your suggestions in the comments below or join in the discussions over at our Facebook page. Justice League lands in cinemas on November 17 of this year.

 

 

LEGO and Toys R Us Brings Back the LEGO Disney Lumiere Build and Take Home Event.

Disney ‘s live adaptation of the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast is still going strong in theaters, and  with a current box office record of more than 400 million US dollars in worldwide ticket sales since its debut last Friday, the live action film is set off to be one of Disney’s most successful films to date.

To celebrate the film’s success, Toys R Us is launching its Disney Beauty and Beast Movie Launch Party at all TRU stores nationwide this Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 3PM. The highlight of this one-time event is TRU’s LEGO Build and Take Home activity where children ages 6 and up can build and bring home their very own LEGO Disney Lumiere for free. The event also features a Disney Beauty and the Beast coloring activity where participants can also take advantage of an undisclosed special offer.

If you recall last September, TRU also launched the same build and take home activity where Lumiere’s LEGO version is joined by a brick-built version of his pal, Cogsworth.  It was a sure hit among store visitors and patrons back then.  Here are the instructions for both Lumiere and Cogsworth in case you want to build them using your existing LEGO bricks.

Be sure to cross out your schedules this Saturday if you don’t want to miss out on this TRU exclusive event. This Toys R Us and LEGO build and take home activity is intended for children ages 6 and up and requires no purchase or fees to participate. Giveaways and other freebies are available while supplies last and are also limited to one per customer.

 

 

Be The Guest in this Gigantic, 7-feet Tall LEGO Beauty and the Beast Castle.

We’re just a few days away before the highly anticipated, live action rendition of Disney’s, Beauty and the Beast, hits theaters this Friday. In tribute to the beloved Disney animated classic, professional LEGO brick artist Kevin Hall took upon himself to translate his love for the film and turn it into a breathtaking replica of the Beast’s castle as seen in the original 1991 movie.

In an interview with Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon during Brick Live Birmingham 2016, Kevin shared how this enormous, 7-foot (2.2 meters) brick-built castle was made in six months using half a million LEGO pieces. Several LED lights and moving parts were also installed in this gigantic MOC. For the characters, Kevin opted to use the minidoll versions of Belle and the Beast as seen in LEGO Disney Princess Belle’s Enchanted Castle (41067). You can watch Kevin’s interview in full-length below, courtesy of Beyond the Brick.

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad.