The Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue Can Be Yours via LEGO’s Twitter Page!

Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando has begun, and LEGO is definitely not missing out on the excitement of the occasion.  A few days ago, LEGO has unveiled this year’s Star Wars Celebration exclusive which is a fitting nod to the very first Star Wars film ever made 40 years ago. The LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue is a special-edition exclusive inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film Episode IV – A New Hope. However, this unnumbered set is not that easy to acquire. LEGO has made this so exclusive that you have to be physically present at the SW Celebrations, and even having the chance of purchasing it there must be raffled off (which have started already by the way).

So for those who cannot make it in Orlando and is still hoping to have a piece of the Star Wars Celebration with them in LEGO, there is good news. LEGO, via its Twitter page, has just announced another raffle where you can get the chance of owning the LEGO Star Wars Detention Block Rescue. You can go through the lengthy rule book right here, or you can just simply retweet this post from the official LEGO Twitter page as you can see below. No purchase is necessary to enter the raffle.

To enter the Prize Giveaway, follow the instructions on the LEGO Twitter Website www.Twitter.com/LEGO_Group. To enter, simply RT (ReTweet) clearly designated competition tweets posted by @LEGO_Group during the entry period. Potential Winners will be chosen by random draw from among all eligible entries received, to be conducted by members of the LEGO Social Media Team. Random Drawings occur daily during the entry period.

 

May the Force be with us (and bring home the prize)! Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando is now happening at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and runs until Easter Sunday on the 16th. For everything awesome built out of LEGO bricks, be sure to stop by the LEGO booth (#2630) and for other cool Star Wars toys and stuff, be sure to check out Wildcard Toys’ booth near the stage of the Convention Center.

 

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LEGO Super Heroes GOTG Vol. 2 Mini Milano (30449) Now for Sale at Toys R Us in the UK.

For those of you who can’t wait to have their hands on the coolest brick-built ride on this side of Marvel galaxy, then you’ll be happy to know that the LEGO Superheroes Mini Milano (30449) is now up for sale at Toys R Us in the UK for £4.99, or roughly $6 USD – and of course, you have to be in the UK to actually purchase this polybag. If you recall, we first knew about the Milano’s LEGO micro-scale version when we first featured it in February. True to form and coming in at 64 pieces, the Mini Milano is a perfect replica of its larger cousin as seen in the LEGO Marvel Superheroes The Milano vs. The Abilisk (76081).

There is no word on when it will be offered in local TRU stores in the US since LEGO has already slated it as a LEGO Store promotional for the month of May. The Mini Milano is available for FREE in all LEGO Brand Stores in the US starting May 8 until 21, with every single receipt purchase of $35 or more.

 

Here’s a little more about the famed ship of Marvel’s most adorable motley crew.

Have lots of construction and building fun with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy The Milano. Embark on an exciting cosmic adventure with this micro-scale version of Star-Lord’s Milano spaceship from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, featuring six adjustable wings and engines.

Featuring everyone’s favorites from the Marvel universe, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes brings such heroes as Spider-Man and many other characters from the Marvel universe to your child’s play room. Building each play set will really test their construction skills and their ability to follow instructions, but the fun doesn’t end there. All of these characters need voices and your child’s imagination will give them stories to tell and parts to play, whether they’re saving the world or doing battle with each other. With inspiration from LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to learn, play, create and build, every day can be different!

  • Micro-scale The Milano spaceship
  • The Milano features 6 adjustable wings
  • Pieces: 64

 

Thanks to Bricks Fans for the tip.

 

 

Robin Invites You To Pre-Order The LEGO Batman Movie.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just announced the home theatrical release of The LEGO Batman Movie – from googly-eyed perspective of Robin, that is. Everything is simply awesome with the LEGO Batman Movie, including the announce video that the Boy Wonder shared to his Bat-Dad.

The LEGO Batman Movie is slated to be released in Digital HD on May 19, and for those who would like to get the digital copy ahead of the physical DVD/Blu-ray, you may pre-order TLBM via Amazon. For those who would like to add more to their TLBM memorabilia, Target is offering an exclusive, The LEGO Batman Movie Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Edition that includes a collectible LEGO Batgirl minifigure which we featured previously, coupled with other limited edition postcards. This Target exclusive is available for pre-order at Target and will be released on June 13.

 

Official Box Art Images of LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Homecoming Sets Revealed!

We first saw them back in February during the New York Toy Fair, but even then, LEGO was a little shy in showing all of its wares as far as being cautious about showing too much on what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the reveal of this year’s first MCU-related LEGO set with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we now have our first look at the official box art images for Spider-Man: Homecoming. If you recall, LEGO was still keeping a particular set – or a minifig to be exact – under wraps probably for reasons that it may become too much of a spoiler. However, thanks to images posted by Brick Heroes, we now have a look at the mystery minifigure that comes along with LEGO Marvel Superheroes Beware the Vulture (76083).  Included also in this reveal are official images of the ATM Heist Battle (76082). Check these out.

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes ATM Heist Battle (76082)

 

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Beware the Vulture (76083)

 

 

As we can see, the not-so-surprising minifig in this set is none other than the Shocker. Played by actor Bokeem Woodbine, Herman Schultz or more commonly known as Shocker to Marvel fans, is one of the film’s hardcore criminals. Equipped with a tech suit that allows him to send lethal shock waves towards anyone who comes in his way, he has proven himself to be a formidable foe against the web slinger in the comics, and together with the Vulture, will probably give Spidey a really hard time throughout the film. Frankly, I hardly see this set as a spoiler and his minifig version does not offer too much of a hint either, save for his shocker-gauntlet thing. The main selling point of the Beware the Vulture set is definitely the Vulture minifig itself, with its brick-built flight suit. I really do hope that the Vulture’s minifig can be posed together with his suit, but considering the overall weight of all those bricks (I like how the designers used the modified gray tiles by the way), I find it difficult to imagine how.

The ATM Heist Battle set on the other hand is relatively small, considering the piece count being at 185 pieces only. However, same as the Beware the Vulture set, I believe that what makes 76082 attractive are the minifigures of the bank robbers that goes along with it. They both come with dual printed heads that shows regular bad guy expressions, and their masked versions as well that takes a hint from the Hulk and Captain America. Both sets also offer newer versions of Spider-Man equipped with the new Power Blast minifig feature.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into US theaters on July 7. But before that, be sure to see first the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 next month, on May 5. The last MCU film of this year is Thor: Ragnarok, which LEGO has dedicated two sets as well.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.