RUMOR MILL: First Order TIE Bomber To Be Included In LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Sets!

The Force is still strong with the very first Star Wars anthology film Rogue One, and even as the smoke has not cleared yet with the film still raking millions in box office and not to mention the impressive LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets that come with it, legion of Star Wars faithful have now set their eyes and hopes in this year’s next big, Star Wars film. Though we’re still roughly 11 months away before Episode VIII hits the big screen, several sites have reported that LEGO has in the works a particular Star Wars set that will pay tribute to one of the most iconic Imperial starfighters.

According to a recent report by Star Wars News Net (via Hound’s Tooth and Star Wars Awakens), LEGO will be offering a set dedicated to the First Order TIE Bomber hinting on the role that the destructive ship will be playing on Episode VIII. If you recall, the TIE Bomber first made its debut in The Empire Strikes Back, and is feared for its ability to drop vast quantities of munitions on rebellious planets and targets in space, delivering devastating attacks with frightening accuracy. Here’s how Hound’s Tooth got hold of this piece of news.

Star Wars Episode VIII will be a great mix of the old and the new. This reflects in the few character designs we’ve seen.  It should be no surprise then, that an old Imperial vessel is getting updated for use by the First Order. That’s right: There will be a TIE Bomber in Episode VIII.

This information comes in the form of a leaked Lego set announcement (via StarWarsAwakens.nl). Seeing as the source has been right about Lego before with this winter’s sets, I see no reason to doubt it. 

Next Force Friday, you will be able to find First Order TIE Bombers at your local Lego supplier. Force Friday Lego sets aren’t always a guarantee for a major role in the film… But the vehicle will no doubt at least be clearly visible at some point.

 

So what do you think Brick Fans? What other Episode VIII vehicles and sets has LEGO been keeping under its sleeve? We’ll be following this piece of news as it develops so be sure to stay tuned here… at…. the… Brick Show!

 

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The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack May Come as an In-Store Activity Gift.

If you recall, one of the more recent The LEGO Batman Movie polybags include the TLBM Accessory Pack that features a redesigned Bat Signal and a Batman minifigure with the new yellow utility belt as seen in the film. When we featured this polybag last New Year’s eve, we are quite clueless on how to obtain this. Thanks to an anonymous tip shared to The Brick Fan, we now have an idea on how to possibly get our hands on this piece of TLBM history.

Last month, you may remember that we posted the LEGO January 2017 Store Calendar which underscores a predominantly super hero theme. One of the promos mentioned in the said LEGO Store Calendar is having your own The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag for FREE for any LEGO purchase of $35 and above. Stephen did a review on this polybag set which you can find right here in case you want to take a look. Now another black and yellow polybag may eventually be yours with – as you may have guessed – The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack. Now there has been no specific mention about this polybag being another promotional in LEGO’s January 2017 Store Calendar, but it may eventually come out as such in all LEGO Brand Stores starting today and until February 26. As you can see from the a portion of the Store Calendar below, there is a mention of an in-store activity where visitors get to hunt for a ‘bunch of different Batsuits hiding all over the LEGO Store’.

Now as it turns out, these Batsuits are made of foamcore cutouts of the Caped Crusader himself and are hidden throughout the store as reported by The Brick Fan. Locating all of the Batsuit cutouts entitles you to a free TLBM Accessory Pack as a reward.

Though this in-store activity is said to target younger LEGO fans and kids, the rules are not that strict to exclude AFOLs. However since the promo period is expected to stretch out until February 26, which is for more than two months, then expect stores to somehow regulate the release of this polybag set and to enact additional guidelines on how it should be distributed (i.e. no repeats for 2nd time participants or customers).

If you live close to a LEGO Brand Store, then you may do a quick trip and inquire the store staff about this promo. Please do drop us a note through the comments section below or through our Facebook page if you can somehow verify this. That’ll be a big help to the rest of our brick-building community. Thanks again to The Brick Fan for giving this tip.

More The LEGO Batman Movie Polybags and Accessories (Yes, Seriously)!

When you have a hero and a rockstar as big as Batman, better expect the red carpet treatment from LEGO. So before we close the year to watch those fireworks, let’s take a look at more polybags dedicated to the Caped Crusader and his uber cool film. Just when we thought that LEGO has already unloaded enough polybags for us to collect, two additional sets (one accessory and polybag set to be exact) surface and have been shared by Dutch toy store Brickshop, and The Brick Fan respectively. Take a look at these images.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman (5004928) Keychain Polybag

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack

Image courtesy of The Brick Fan.

Now seriously, I’ve lost count already on how many Batman minifigures are there in the LEGO Batman Movie sets. The Kiss Kiss Tuxedo Batman comes in as a free promotional from Brickshop for every purchase of any TLBM set from their site, while the Accessory Pack is expected to come as a free gift similar to that of the LEGO Calendar. The Accessory Pack comes in at 41 pieces and also includes the new Batman minifigure with the yellow utility belt, and a newly designed Bat signal.

In case you like to plan ahead (and in this case, I’m very sure you are) on how to display your LEGO Batman Movie CMF, then LEGO has you covered. Brickshop has also listed a Minifigure Display Case to flaunt your collection. It is suitable for 16 minifigs, which is 4 spaces short obviously for the LEGO Batman Movie CMF, and will require and additional modular expansion such as the one below.

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Display Case of 8

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Display Case of 16

As it seems, there are other accessories lined up to be released under the LEGO Batman Movie theme similar to how LEGO did it with their first major film aptly titled The LEGO Movie. With all of these offerings slated to hit store shelves at the start of the year, and with more than a hundred sets scheduled to be released under various themes, 2017 is pretty much a big year for LEGO.

 

So on behalf of Jason, Stephen and Brian and the rest of the Brick Show Team, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Thanks to neochan for this original, Deviant Art creation.

Several LEGO Batman Movie Sets Revealed In DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide.

Allen over at The Brick Fan was kind enough to give us a sneak peek on some of the pages of one DK’s LEGO themed books, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide. This latest offering from Dorling Kindersley promises to give an inside look at ALL of the LEGO sets (including those yet to be announced) used in the animated film, so it is naturally interesting to know what these new vehicles and sets will look like as revealed in the book. The Essential Guide is one of the several books that DK has lined up in celebration of our black and yellow hero’s own film. It is currently available for purchase via Amazon and retails at $12.99. I suggest that you check it out right away if you have plans of purchasing the book since it’s selling out fast. Here’s a complete description of DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide.

 

The perfect companion to LEGO Batman’s first solo movie, The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film’s release. Heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations are all explored in classic DK style, with lively and informative nonfiction text to annotate and expand upon lavish reference images of LEGO Batman sets and scenes from the movie.

 

 

 

These pages from The Essential Guide highlights three LEGO Batman Movie sets that caters to the rogues of the film, plus another vehicle added to the armory of the Caped Crusader’s war machines. As you will notice from the snapshots below, the Black Thunder is described as a modified Batwing as we saw it in the trailer. The build itself is quite impressive, though the predominantly black-colored bricks used in building the set may prove to be quite of a challenge. Included in the same set together with the Black Thunder is Harley Quinn’s cannon truck, with enough firepower loud enough to rival that of the deafening, evil laugh of the villainess. We also get to see Two-Face’s Technic-like wrecking machine which looks quite similar to a LEGO Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader (42030).

Aside from being a part-time pizza delivery guy in the Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910), we now see the supervillain with a true ride of his own in his fear gas-equipped Scarecopter.  Lastly, we finally get to see what most Batman fans are waiting for. We now get to see Bane in his impressive bigfig form, and a sand buggy kind of a vehicle to go along with it. I strongly feel that fans will probably pick up this set because of the former.

We hope to see more sets officially revealed by LEGO anytime soon now that DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Essential Guide is finally out. Now that we’re just less than two months shy from the film’s theatrical release on February 10, we can’t wait to see those handsome images.

 

Thanks once again to Allen of The Brick Fan for sharing these snapshots.

 

 

WATCH: This Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Made With LEGO Is Simply Awesome!

What could be better than having Tom Holland play out the latest version of our favorite wall crawler on the big screen? Well, have his minifig counterpart do that instead. This latest brick-built video from Huxley Berg Studios shows that even Tom Holland’s Spider Man still looks good even in plastic bricks. Watch this.

That was absolutely awesome! If you find the bank robbery scene quite hilarious with the Avengers-wanna-be’s being effortlessly knocked out by Spidey, then their minifig versions in this clip had me laughing out loud. It was a clever move for the animators to use the Hulk’s headpiece from his 2012 promotional polybag on one of the robbers.

My first thought was to skip right over to that part where his roommate and friend Ned Leeds (played by Jacob Batalon) mindlessly dropped a completed LEGO Death Star. I was thinking how a massive set such as the Death Star can be rendered in minifig scale relative to the trailer. Well, the result did not disappoint at all. The 6-pack print on Peter Parker’s custom torso was also ridiculously accurate that I find it hilarious.

Even the custom minifig for the Vulture and his flight accessories were brilliantly made. Though it may not seem as big as of what we expect from the two rumored LEGO sets dedicated to the film as mentioned in our previous post, but it does the job of conveying Spidey’s next villain quite well.

These final screenshots are also flawless – nice cinematography on these stop-motion scenes.

If you were impressed (as much I am) with this rendition of Huxley Berg Studios, then check out the rest of their clips over at their YouTube channel. Spider-Man Homecoming (the actual film) is slated to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.

 

 

 

 

Here’s What We Know So Far About the LEGO Batman Movie Polybags.

It seems that we underestimated LEGO’s plans of giving promotional mileage to its next big, brick-built movie. Without a doubt, LEGO intends to make its next flagship film, The LEGO Batman Movie, as big as its awesome predecessor (cue ‘Everything is Awesome’). When we thought we’ve seen it all as far as the Caped Crusader’s brick film is concerned, LEGO seems to pump in more seriously nice polybags ahead of the film’s February theatrical debut. Before we are overwhelmed by this steady stream of goodies, let’s pause for awhile and a take a look at what these polybags have to offer.

First off, we have The Mini Batmobile (30521) polybag which comes in at 68 pieces and is basically the much smaller cousin of the LEGO Movie The Batmobile (70905). There is no word yet on the street on when and where it will be available, though pricing is assumed to be at $3.99 each as mentioned by The Brick Fan. Stephen has also done a review of this polybag set which you can find below.

Next is the very first LEGO Batman Movie polybag that we reported back in October – the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) set. This is so far the only polybag where you can get Batman’s latest minifigure iteration, including his new utility belt element. So if you are aiming to take home and collect this latest minifig version of Batman, then this polybag is definitely the way to go without breaking the bank. Frankly, we don’t know exactly yet how to officially obtain this polybag in the US except through third-party sources over at eBay.

If you’re the purist type, and are aiming to have Zach Galifianakis’ minifig rendition of the Joker without purchasing the more pricey sets, then this next polybag is a must have. The Joker Battle Training (30523) polybag comes in at 49 pieces and features a Joker minifig as he is seen in the LEGO Batman Movie. He also dons those ridiculously long coattails that most minifig collectors would love to hate. The Joker minifig in this polybag comes with an exaggeratingly huge six-barrel gun that also serves as one of the play features of the polybag set. A brick-built practice dummy of the Caped Crusader is also included to entertain the trigger happy Joker. According to just2good, this polybag may be spotted in any LEGOLAND Discovery Center in the US.

Another miniaturized version of one of Batman’s rides comes in the form of the 80-piece, The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag. This one is definitely not hard to find as it comes as a free gift at shop.LEGO.com for any purchase worth $35 and more.

We have another polybag set that comes as a promotional which includes not just one collectible Batman minifig, but two. The Disco Batman – Tears of Batman (30607) polybag is a great deal in itself, not just for being a free giveaway starting February, but you also get two Batman minifigures that you will not find in any other LEGO Batman Movie set.

Finally, when you thought that you have seen the entire Batman minifigures line there is, we are now introduced to another rendition of the Bat and this time, sporting a tuxedo, party getup attire. This unnamed and unnumbered polybag set features another Batman minifig housed in a vault-type casing together with other elements and accessories. There is no word yet on how to obtain this, other than the assumption that it may be an exclusively Asian promotional.

 

So what do you think of these LEGO Batman Movie polybags? Do you think we should expect more of these kinds of sets before we go and hit the theaters on February?

 

Another LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Spotted!

It seems that LEGO is really cranking things up a notch with its ridiculously zany take on the many different Bat costumes around. Coming in hot from the previous reveal of two new LEGO Batman minifigs in the polybag promotional LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607), comes another polybag that seems to look like a mashup between Pokemon and Batman in his party suit. Spotted by LEGO insider Delta Customs, this unnamed polybag seems to be an Asian exclusive promotional and comes in at 24 pieces featuring a new Batman minifig in a yellow striped tuxedo, encased in a pod or vault-like shell together with several accessories. Check out Delta’s Instagram post below.

Now this is just an afterthought, but I couldn’t help but think that this new LEGO Batman Movie minifigure bears a striking resemblance from a still that has been shared by Entertainment Weekly last Christmas Eve. The said photo still may not be that crucial to the overall plot of the film, but since director Chris McKay has already been quite frank about the various cameos that the LEGO Movie spin-off will allude to, I guess having a wittingly new costume to don our black and yellow hero will hardly be a shocker.

There is no news yet on the serial number of the said polybag, much more on how it can be obtained. We’ll keep you posted once more info comes in so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

 

The LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure Checklist Offers an Intriguing Teaser.

Waiting for January seems to be forever, especially if you’ve waited long enough to have the latest minifigure craze in Gotham in all its black and yellow glory. Since LEGO’s reveal of The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures series last month, the said CMF series has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and reaction. This is one CMF series that certainly deserve a special spot in anyone’s minifigure collection.

Now if you’ve come prepared for this, and are ready to burn some serious cash for this collectible, then you’ll be glad to know that there are exactly three complete sets of all 20 minifigs in the series per box of 60. This means that you can give those LEGO-holic friends of yours and strike a sweet deal of pooling in some cash to ensure that all three of you gets all 20 minifigs of the LEGO Batman Movie CMF. This is one deal that is hard to pass.

However, if you’ll opt to feel your way through each polybag, aiming only to have a particular minifig donning your desk or shelf, then The Brothers Brick has written an excellent and very comprehensive feel guide that may help you get your most faved minifig. Furthermore, Promo Bricks has uploaded a copy of the LBM minifig checklist that you may print and bring with you in case you’ll go out hunting for that one sole minifigure you really want. Check these out by clicking on the images below.

If you’ll look again at the back side of the minifig checklist, you’ll immediately notice the silhouette of an undisclosed minifigure with an enigmatic date printed near it. As of this writing we do not have any news about this mysterious minifig. However, we can make a pretty good guess that this may be a teaser of some sorts for either CMF Series 17 or an entirely different set considering that another Disney film is slated to launch on May 26, 2017 which is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We reported way back in July that we generally considered such news or connection of a new LEGO set to the film to be downright fake. But considering this teaser from the LBM CMF, and since the silhouette in question seems to wear a classic tricorn hat, then one can’t help but speculate if we’ll be seeing Jack Sparrow and the rest of his gang once again in their minifigure form.

So what do you think about this teaser? What do you think this is referring to? Share your thoughts in the comments below or head over at our Facebook page.

 

An Unexpected LEGO Batman Movie Polybag Spotted – Disco Batman and Tears of Batman 30607

When we thought we saw it all, a surprising revelation sheds light to another polybag set that comes under the LEGO Batman Movie theme. As mentioned by Minifigure Price Guide, a certain Facebook user that goes by the name Digibee and presumably based in Macau, has started offering the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) polybag. The said polybag features two minifgures of Batman wearing what seems to be a dance floor get up from the 70s including a pair of rolling shoes, while the other is a bit sketchy since it features Batman in what seems to be a clown suit and tagged as ‘Tears of Batman’. The only moment that it was hinted at in the trailers was when Dick Grayson was swooning over at Batman’s massive collection of bat suits. Here’s a screenshot of that particular scene and pay attention to the bat suit on the extreme left.

I’m definitely missing on some of the details here, especially considering that the ‘Tears of Batman’ minifigure also seems to hint at an amusement park setting (take a close look at the polybag’s background). Do you think the polybag itself is just a play on words, or does it reveal a very specific plot about the LEGO Batman Movie? Check this out.

If you recall, the very first polybag that we reported belonging to the LEGO Batman Movie involves the Caped Crusader seemingly trapped in the Phantom Zone. When we published about the existence of the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) polybag last October, LEGO was quick to gently remind us to take down the said image and we promptly complied. We are willing to do the same if ever LEGO will make a similar request again on this one.

There is no official release date for the LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman and Tears of Batman (30607) polybag, but perhaps we might see this pop up in all LEGO Brand Stores and shop.LEGO.com later in January together with other polybags such as the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522),The Joker Battle Training (30523) and the Mini Batwing (30524). These polybags have already caught the interest of some minifig collectors, so I expect that these polybag/minifigs will be out of stock very soon, with scalpers offering them on eBay for mind-boggling prices. For one, Digibee has already been selling some of these polybags over on Facebook for as much as $50 each.

Needless to say, these newest LEGO Batman minifigures will be a sure hit for collectors and fans alike. So what do you think about this polybag ? What is it trying to hint at? Tell us what you think in the comments below or join the discussions on our Facebook page. Many thanks to Minifigure Price Guide for pointing this out.

The LEGO Batman Movie Welcomes LEGO Dimensions Characters.

LEGO’s blockbuster toy-to-life game is not just about bringing brick-built toys to life. It also boasts of a massive mashup of some of the most beloved characters and licenses both in film and television. Given the adeptness of LEGO in bringing all these characters under one roof, it will not come as a surprise (in fact, it is expected) if the characters from the LEGO Dimensions portal will be making their appearance on the big screen – and there is no better way to do so than to be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros film, The LEGO Batman Movie. If you have seen all the five trailers already, then I’m quite sure you haven’t missed those LEGO Dimensions references.

To begin with, the latest trailer pays homage to the long running British sci-fi classic TV series, Doctor Who. If you notice this screen grab from one of the trailers, we see a throng of extraterrestrial beings named as Daleks working together to destroy a certain structure. These robotic characters bare very close resemblance on a particular LEGO Dimensions set which is the Cyberman (71238) also from the Doctor Who license.

    

The menacing Gremlins were also featured in one of the scenes where we saw them thrashing the Batjet while flying in midair! The minifigure version of these rogue critters is very much the same as that from the Gremlins Team Pack (72156). How many mogwais can you find in this screenshot?

Lastly, as we mentioned earlier, one of the rumored sets that will make it to the cut as an official LEGO Batman Movie set may likewise feature an unlikely villain coming from the LEGO Dimensions portal. Though, not seen in this screenshot, if you look carefully at the flying creatures in the background, then you’ll notice that these are the Wicked Witch’s Flying Monkeys as seen from the LEGO Dimensions set Wicked Witch (71221).

  

 

The LEGO Batman Movie does an amazing job of including all these LEGO Dimensions characters without losing sight of the main narrative. It is a clever way to add some LEGO fun and humor which makes the film even more appealing as audiences see the connections that each character has under the great LEGO sun. What other LEGO Dimensions mashup and themes do you think the LEGO Batman Movie has in store? We’ll find out once the film opens in theaters on February 10, 2017.

 

Be sure to check out our set reviews on the LEGO Batman Movie collection by following this link.