When you’re a character who became breakout popular in a film where you’re just part of a supporting cast, and you get your very own TV show afterwards, you can almost bet that the merchandising won’t be that far behind. This is the lucky break of LEGO Movie’s mascot character Unikitty.
Last month, we already saw quite the number of LEGO Unkitty sets being announced for release this summer, as well as a batch of collectible figures to hunt down. Still, there’s one item that appears to have been missed on previews – the LEGO Unikitty Roller Coaster Wagon (30406) polybag.
While the announced new LEGO Unikitty products have been scheduled to become available around June, the Unikitty Roller Coaster Wagon (30406) has already arrived at store shelves in LEGOLAND theme parks and several LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. It’s also been recently listed on eBay, indicating that there’s several circulating online.
The set is comprised of 46 pieces that can be combined to form Unikitty and her wagon, a wheeled vehicle with a mechanism to shoot a disc from a launcher at front. Unikitty herself is noted to have a new neck configuration, a reverse 1×3 plate connecting to a pin.
When compared to the first Unikitty models that came out as tie-ins for The LEGO Movie in 2014, the Unikitty in polybag 30406 looks to have a more sturdy, articulated neck, which makes her head more stable. If this is how her figures are built from now on, it’s an improvement.
No word has come from LEGO yet as to whether the LEGO Unikitty Roller Coaster Wagon (30406) will be found elsewhere from the LEGOLAND venues later on. The eBay listing for it seems on the verge of running out of stock too. For now we curious observers will just have to again wait and see.
May the 4th may almost seems over, but our friends over at Wildcard Toys has just begun with their awesome Friday night deals for select LEGO Star Wars minifigures at super low prices. These minifigs will go on sale for as much as 50% off from their original price (limited to 2 per transaction) and while supplies last.
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Only for this Friday night, the following LEGO Star Wars minifigures will also be on sale. Just remember that this select and premium minifigs will only be around this evening so you better be quick on that mouse button.
Watch out also for these set of minifigs which will also go live on Saturday evening.
Wildcard Toys are also running some great sales of as much 40% off from these LEGO Star Wars sets and polybags while supplies last. Limit 2 per customer/transaction.
Boy, oh boy! This weekend is jam-packed with a ton of reveals from LEGO that it’s kind of hard to focus where to begin. Better start the ball rolling, and let’s begin with the multifaceted (read: bipolar?), brick-built kitty sensation from the highly successful LEGO Movie.
Now that she has her own TV show, LEGO opted to push through a dedicated theme for her and the rest of her gang. We already reported back in January during the Nuremberg Toy Fair that the sensational Unikitty will be having her own line of collectible figures, or more specifically LEGO Unikitty Collectible Figure series (41775). For one, this is definitely not your typical CMF series due to the very feature of Unikitty herself being made roughly of 14, mostly printed, standard LEGO pieces set on a cloud shape baseplate.
Now thanks to Italian toy and hobby store, Radio Kontrol, we no longer need to guess how this Unikitty collectible figure series will turn out. Now if you’re looking forward to this one, then a word of caution: it is virtually impossible for you to feel your way through most of the characters in this series because as you can see, each blind bag basically has the same kind of pieces save for their own unique printings. Here’s a rough Google translate from the Italian website, which interestingly states that this is the first among upcoming series. Read on and check the images below.
LEGO Unikitty Collectible Figures Series 1 (41775)
Jump into the wonderful and glittering world of Unikitty! ™ with the Series 1 Collectibles Unikitty! ™ 41775, with buildable characters in limited edition. Discover Unikitty ™ and Prince Puppycorn ™ in a completely new version! Each character comes with a collector’s brochure and a cloud-shaped display plate. There are 12 to collect and exchange with your friends! Which character will you find in the surprise bag?
The LEGO Unikitty Collectible Figures Series 1 (41775) is expected to be available sometime in June. Will keep you posted as more info comes out so be sure to stick around with us here in the Brick Show.
June 15 is still far off, but it looks like some fortunate souls already had their hands on the latest LEGO video game minifigure exclusive freebie, following the likes of last year’s LEGO Giant-Man minifigure. We already know that the LEGO Incredibles 2 video game comes bundled with an exclusive LEGO Edna Mode minifigure when you pre-order the game via GameStop. But what comes as a surprise was when YouTuber Disney Dan managed to have a polybag of Edna and saw what was on its respective building instructions. Printed on the back of the flyer were two box art images of never-before-seen, upcoming LEGO Juniors Disney Princess sets: Belle’s Story Time (10762) and Ariel’s Underwater Concert (10765). Check out the following screen grab below courtesy of Disney Dan.
The LEGO Juniors Disney Princess Belle’s Story Time (10762) comes in 87 pieces and includes a Belle minidoll, a small buildable castle, a kind of picnic mat with some food accessories, and microfig renditions of Mrs. Potts and her son Chip.
The next reveal is the LEGO Juniors Disney Princess Ariel’s Underwater Concert (10765) which includes a minidoll version of Ariel, microfig versions of Sebastian and Flounder, and a dolphin minifigure . It shows Ariel on stage with a microphone stand. Frankly speaking, this 92-piece set feels very much the same as the Ariel’s Dolphin Carriage (10723) set from two years ago. The latter features the very same dolphin, a slightly different carriage, and Flounder’s microfig. Needless to say, the elements used to build Ariel’s Underwater Concert (10765) set look very much like the ones used for this most recent offering.
There’s still no news regarding the expected release of these upcoming LEGO Juniors Disney Princess sets, but our expectation is that it could be early June which means we can have official images around next month. Thanks again to Disney Dan for sharing this to us and if in case you want to see his review of the Edna minifigure, you may check out his video right here.
It looks like we now know where to spot our Baby Velociraptor microfig. After being revealed as the first polybag tie-in set for the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom theme, Walmart has now listed the Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382) polybag on its web portal. As it seems, it doesn’t come as a freebie of sorts, or a gift with purchase set since it is retailing for $3.97 as Walmart’s website suggests. Its currently listed as out of stock, and I’m not really sure if this is a retailer exclusive. We’ll just have to wait and see if this dino polybag will eventually find its way at shop.LEGO.com.
As I mentioned before, the obvious selling point of this polybag is the tiny and adorable Baby Velociraptor microfig which is first introduced in the Fallen Kingdom subtheme. This is a great way to create a sort of den for these little critters if you’re looking forward to add its siblings coming from other sets such as the Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack (75931), Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929), and T. Rex Transport (75933). Here’s how Target describes this nice 48-piece polybag.
LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382).
Train your own baby Velociraptor with this mini LEGO Jurassic World play set, featuring a playpen, shelter, feeding crane, drumstick, bone and water feeder.
The LEGO Store May Calendar is now out and as expected, the Force is strong with this month’s promos and highlights. LEGO is all ready to go come May the 4th, especially with its in-store activities and freebies. So before we are treated with a UCS-like Porg (75230) sometime in October, LEGO is giving us a taste of things to come with an exclusive Make and Take Build event in all LEGO brand stores from May 4 to 6. Open to all children ages 6-14, participants will be treated to a LEGO buildable Porg which is actually our very first official LEGO Porg set.
Here’s the full announcement as mentioned at the back of the LEGO Store May Calendar:
May the 4th Be With You! (May 4-6)
All weekend, come in dressed as your favorite character! You can also participate in an exclusive Porg Make and Take Build that you get to take home – for free! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and quantities are limited. Stop by or call your local LEGO Store to sign up starting April 1. This activity is intended for children ages 6-14 only. See a Brick Specialist for details.
As you may notice, registration is already on-going which began early this month. I’m quite positive that this is one Make and Take build that will prove to be quite popular among the LEGO faithful, and it is understandable if registration will be full even a month before the event. We just hope that like similar previous promos, LEGO will make the instructions available online since the pieces used for this kind of sets are usually easy to find and may in fact already be part of your existing LEGO collection.
So what do you think of this exclusive Porg Make and Take build? Will you sign-up your kid or sibling for this one? Let me know in the comments below.
Here’s another unlikely find. It looks like LEGO is still not done with its tiny, little surprises, which this time, comes in a small package. Just in time before the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom sets are released this month, Promobricks revealed that the theme will be having another polybag set under its belt. Following its very first polybag promo back in 2015 with the Gallimimus Trap (30320), it looks the Fallen Kingdom subtheme will be receiving the same treatment.
Thanks to one of Promobricks’ readers, we now have our first image of the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Baby Velociraptor Playpen (30382) set which might be our second dino-themed JW polybag promo anytime soon. Check out its image below.
As you can see, the polybag consists of a Baby Velociraptor minifig (or microfig depending on how you look at it) in what looks like a playpen contraption standing on a 12X3 base, including a drumstick and some bone elements. The obvious selling point for this set is the Baby Velociraptor itself, considering that the same microfig can only be found in two recently revealed, upcoming JWFK sets: the Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack (75931) and T. Rex Transport (75933).
Details of when, where, and how to get this polybag is still scant but our best guess is that it will be available sometime in May just in time with the film’s theatrical release.
After the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Mini BB-8 (40288) as this year’s exclusive LEGO May the 4th freebie, we now have more info on what to expect on this grand day for LEGO Star Wars fans. Based once again on the LEGO Spring Catalog which is now made available in North America (included with purchases via shop.LEGO.com), we can now have a good look at what LEGO has prepared to sweeten its LEGO Star Wars deals on May 4.
As mentioned, we have the exclusive Mini BB-8 (40288) polybag which is only available for a day on May 4. This mini brick-built figure of the cutest droid around comes free with any purchase of LEGO Star Wars sets worth $75 and above.
Lastly, though this is not exactly a May the 4th deal, please take note that the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod (5005376) promo will run starting April 13 to May 3, or until supplies last. This much awaited LEGO pod comes free with any LEGO Star Wars purchases worth $60 and above made on during the said dates.
Last week, we reported that the upcoming LEGO Star Wars May the 4th promotional will be very much similar to last year’s buildable R2-D2 (30611) polybag,and it looks like that our next similar promotional will be getting its inspiration from another one of Star Wars most famous droids. The confirmation comes from the LEGO Store Spring Catalog which is reported to be shipped together with sets that were ordered via LEGO Shop@Home, according to Promobricks. Based on one of its pages, this year’s May the 4th Promotional will be the LEGO Star Wars Mini BB-8 (40288) polybag as you can see below.
Similar to last year, this Mini-BB8 polybag will only be available on May 4, during which, it comes free for every $75 single receipt purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets. This brick built figure is a whole lot different from TRU’s microbuild polybag Bricktober promo – first, it’s significantly large as compared from the previous TRU microbuild promo, giving the Mini BB-8 (40288) polybag an expected larger piece count. And secondly, like last year’s builable R2-D2 polybag, it comes with a uniquely printed dome piece, and 6×6 satellite dishes surrounding its body to give this mini BB-8 a spherical look.
Considering that this is only made available for a day, we can expect that this promotional will become one of the hottest, sought after items come May 4. So if you’re planning to purchase online, be sure to be quick on those mouse clicks once the clock strikes 12 midnight of May 4. If you prefer to drop by at your local LEGO store, then don’t forget to ask for this little buildable guy.
News of it first came out Sunday this week, so considering the fact that there were so many instances of “fake news” (of the intentionally hilarious April Fools’ type) that were flying about on the first of the month, we needed to take this one with a grain of salt.
Thankfully, it would seem that this piece of new LEGO Star Wars merchandise is on the level. While only one image of the final product is available now, it’s enough to confirm the existence of a new BB-8 polybag, numbered 40288. Chances are high that this is a promotional item.
We’ve gotten to see previous versions of a LEGO BB-8 before, from the 1106-piece LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187) to the micro-build that was done for Make and Take on October–November of last year at Toys ‘R’ Us stores (big sigh, folks). This one’s entirely new, and the design’s certainly a beauty.
This is an official polybag version of BB-8 so the details as seen in the photo are accurate to the breakout droid star from the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Some its components are printed in signature BB-8 decals, though of course they can be incorporated into bigger MOCs by builders.
No further details are available just yet on the LEGO Star Wars BB-8 polybag (40288), or for the promo that it’s involved in. So far, the signs in the stars leads to the possibility that this may be related to a May the 4th promotions, but until we have solid proof, then we will continue to keep an eye for future developments. The LEGO Store Calendar for the month of May is expected to out anytime soon, and hopefully by then we will get a confirmation.