End-2017 Retiring LEGO Marvel Helicarrier (76042) Set Already Gone on UK LEGO Shop@Home

When movie audiences saw it for the first time in Marvel’s The Avengers back in 2012, the airborne SHIELD Helicarrier was a thing of beauty, a remarkably feasible-looking design of how a flying aircraft carrier would look like built in our world. Since then, the wondrous flying vessels would figure in two more MCU movies (and cameo unnamed in Fox’s “Deadpool”).

But somehow the awe once commanded by the Helicarrier has long faded, and much quickly than they did in the original Marvel Comics versions. Life imitates art; or rather, merchandise imitates media, since LEGO put their SHIELD Helicarrier set (76042) on their end-2017 retiree list back in July.

In fact, the Hellicarrier 76042 is now officially retired for British LEGO buyers, as they can see for themselves in their LEGO UK Shop@Home. For the stateside version, Shop@Home US says that the Helicarrier is currently sold out due to being a highly sought-after set in LEGO VIP’s Black Friday promo.

Outside of the LEGO Shop, LEGO Marvel fans might still be able to snag 76042 on Amazon, at its regular retail price in Prime Shipping. Of course, going by that option means your Helicarrier purchase will get no LEGO points and additional promo giveaways. Still, it at least ensures you’ll have the best of SHIELD in the MCU before the end of 2017, when the set really will say goodbye for good.

The LEGO Marvel SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) runs almost 3,000 pieces with five minifigures included. There’s been no word if Shop@Home US will restock their set or mark it as retired just like in the UK. It’s too bad; while Agents of SHIELD will start its season 5 on ABC this December, the agency has not been relevant in the MCU film corner for so long.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) Now Available.

If you recall, the September LEGO Store Calendar mentioned two exclusive sets that were slated for early VIP release from September 14 to 30. We now know that the first is the highly publicized UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), while the second is the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259). The latter is the fifth holiday-themed, D2C Creator Expert set to be released by LEGO, following the likes of the Winter Village Market (10235), Santa’s Workshop (10245), Winter Toy Shop (10249), and the Winter Holiday Train (10254).

Now that the Winter Village Station (10259) is made available for VIP members, and is scheduled to be available to all by October 1, you will be glad to know that its complementary set, last year’s Winter Holiday Train (10254), is now available for backorders at shop.LEGO.com as of this posting. This is a great time to grab these sets and complete your holiday-themed train station. Check out each of the sets’ designer vids and official descriptions below.

LEGO Creator Winter Village Station (10259)

Head home for the holidays with the Winter Village Station!

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent.
  • The festively adorned Winter Village Station features a snowy train station with a clock tower, platform, coffee shop, ticket counter, grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, lampposts, mailbox and green trees, plus a bus.
  • Ticket counter features a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets.
  • Coffee shop features a serving hatch and a detailed interior with espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu.
  • Bus features festive decoration, opening doors, luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages, and a removable roof for accessing the detailed interior.
  • Drive the happy passengers to the station.
  • Raise the barriers to cross the track.
  • Grab a newspaper and relax with a warm espresso from the cozy coffee shop.
  • Man the ticket booth, serve the travelers and slide the tickets under the serving window.
  • Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building!
  • Accessories elements include buildable wreaths and wrapped gifts, plus 2 mugs, ticket, newspaper and an envelope.
  • Special elements include new-for-October-2017 1×1 round plate with horizontal shaft, 4×6 roof element in dark blue, gray microphone element, printed ticket element and shield elements with printed clock-faces.
  • This set includes more than 900 pieces.
  • Includes 4 straight track pieces to connect with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10254 Winter Holiday Train, (10254 not included.)
  • Winter Village Station measures over 7” (19cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Grade Crossing when closed measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Bus measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train (10254)

Climb aboard the magical Winter Holiday Train!

Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl.
  • The Winter Holiday Train includes 16 curved pieces of track, engine, coal tender, flatbed wagon with holiday tree, toys and gifts, caboose, boarding platform, bench and a lamppost.
  • Decorate the Christmas tree and drive the train to see the tree rotate.
  • Join the ticket collector in the cozy caboose for a delicious cup of cocoa.
  • Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun!
  • Includes dual building instructions for a perfect family build.
  • Accessory elements include green wreathes, decorative lights and white tree pieces, plus wrapped gift elements and tiny brick-built toys, including a micro train, wind-up car, fire truck, remote controlled robot, sailboat and a spaceship.
  • Upgrade with LEGO® Power Functions (not included) for a motorized engine.
  • To motorize the engine, purchase items 8879, 8884, 88000, and 88002. Instructions can be found in the back of your building instructions.
  • Special elements include small and large red train wheels, dark tan windows, train buffers, cow catcher, white tree elements and roller skates.
  • This set includes over 700 LEGO® pieces, including 16 curved tracks.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12+.
  • The Holiday Train in total measures over 4” (12cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • Curved rail track diameter measures over 27” (70cm).

 

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) To Be Discontinued?

The highly prized LEGO Ideas NASA  Apollo Saturn V (21309) may probably still sit on the top of our must-have LEGO sets of the year, but unfortunately, in spite of the relative early shelf life of this set since its release last June, the availability of the Apollo Saturn V (21309) has been notoriously close to none. True, we have the reassuring words from the LEGO Ideas Team that the set will not be retired right away given that it has only been three months in circulation since its release on June 1st. There were also moments when the NASA Apollo Saturn V set has been available at LEGO shop@home on very seldom occasions. However, the obvious unavailability of the set for weeks has cast a shadow of a doubt on the truth behind the availability of this highly sought after set.

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For weeks already, shop.LEGO.com has always returned a ‘Temporarily Out of Stock’ message each time a query has been made for this set. Similarly, LEGO Brand and Certified stores have been informing customers about the indefinite date of 21309’s arrival in their respective stores. In search for answers, our friends from Promo Bricks decided to dig deeper and was able to have a privileged conversation with an undisclosed LEGO Product Manager. This may sound very, very sad, but according to Promo Bricks, the said manager has revealed that LEGO no longer has plans of producing the highly prized set. In other words, they are now in the process of delivering and selling the last copies of 21309 that went into production.

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From the LEGO Group’s business perspective, this somehow makes sense, especially considering what a LEGO Customer Service Rep told Promo Bricks. According to the said LEGO CSR, even before a set is released for sale, there is already a pre-determined number of copies that each set is expected to have. This number is not usually revealed to the public, and the sets are produced in batches. When the demand exceeds the pre-determined supply eventually, then better expect delivery delays and ultimately the set’s cancellation. Furthermore, given the long lead-times needed to produce such great sets like the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), it is very impractical to produce more sets just for a short-term supply. Simply put, the NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) set is hugely popular and a solid success that LEGO could no longer supply the growing demand.

But then again, these are just assumptions that we have based on currently available information. Perhaps LEGO will still reconsider and we will still get to see this gorgeous set once again on store shelves. Let’s just hope for the best.

What are your thoughts about this brick fans? Let me know in the comments.

More LEGO Star Wars 2018 Reveals

While most of the LEGO Star Wars faithful has now fixed their gaze on the grandest reveal that LEGO has slated this Force Friday II, it seems that we can expect more LEGO Star Wars 2018 sets to be unveiled towards the end of the year and even until the first quarter.

Our brick intel (courtesy once more of RebelScum) suggests that we’ll be seeing more battle packs, a new wave of microfighters, and another Ultimate Collectors Series in the works. Here’s a breakdown of what we know regarding their set numbers, titles, and brief descriptions whenever they’re available. If you’re looking for watermarked images, I trust that you’ll know your way around. Some of these names are not final and may be changed anytime at LEGO’s discretion.

Sets and Minifigures

Tatooine Battle Pack (75198)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

Features a small tracked utility sled. Minifigures include two Jawas, a Tusken Raider and a blue-topped astromech apparently suspended on the utility sled.

Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75206)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

Includes a mini version of the Republic Dropship with two Clone Troopers, Coleman Trebor and Ki-Adi-Mundi minifigures.

General Grievous’s Combat Speeder (75199)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

Coming straight from the Clone Wars, this set includes a repulsorcraft with a pair of spring-loaded shooters and a movable column that serves as a steering mechanism as well. Minifigures include Mace Windu and General Grievous.

Yoda’s Hut (75208)

LEGO Star Wars 2018

The set consists of the iconic retirement home of Yoda at the planet of Dagobah. It consists of a brick-built hut with some plant and foliage elements. Included are the minifigures of Yoda, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. Yoda may also be placed on Luke’s back via another minifig accessory to recreate the latter’s Jedi training as seen in the Empire Strikes Back.

There’s also a next wave of The Last Jedi sets placed in four generic grey boxes all numbered 75197, 75200, 75201 and 75202 respectively. Rumor has it that one of these sets will include Rey’s training in planet Ahch-To, which means we’ll get to see the highly sought after Old Man Luke in his minifigure form.

MicroFighters

Millennium Falcon (75193) – with Chewbacca minifigure.
First Order TIE Fighter (75194) – with Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure.
MicroFighters (75195) – unknown set and minifigure.
MicroFighters (75196) – unknown set and minifigure.

Buildable Figures

Boba Fett (75533)
Darth Vader (75534) – with removable helmet
Darth Maul (75537)

Other than Darth Vader who already has a buildable figure of his own in 2015’s LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader (75111), it is a first for Boba Fett and Darth Maul to have ultrabuilds of their own. There are two more buildable figures (75535 and 75536) whose boxes have been blacked out, but our info suggests that these may be tied up with the Han Solo anthology, similar to what LEGO did when it introduced several Rogue One characters in their buildable figure versions.

As a last note, there are also rumors that may suggest that another LEGO Star Wars UCS is currently in the works, with all the signs pointing on what could be a remake of 2004’s Y-Wing Attack Starfighter (10134). If this is the case, then we can certainly see this UCS set probably released during the first half of 2018.

A Round Up of Everything We Know So Far About the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

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We’re almost there! In roughly 48 hours, we’ll get to see what is in store in that large, bulky box that LEGO touted as their largest set ever created. For the whole month of August, LEGO was quite deliberate in releasing their scheduled teasers and earlier today, LEGO has revealed their last hint in this series of reveals. Released via their social media channels, LEGO gives fans an idea on how you’ll be able to carry this set if you prefer to purchase this from any LEGO store (that is, if there will be enough sets available for everyone).

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Placed side by side with 2016’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Death Star (75159) which can easily fit inside LEGO’s largest yellow plastic bag, this 4,000-piece set just pales in comparison with the mammoth sized set known to most already as the much rumored LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). It is so huge at approximately 18.7 pounds (or 8.5 kilos) that no LEGO plastic bag can handle the weight. In LEGO’s latest tweet, set 75192 is so large that it will require wheels to be transported out of a LEGO store. Now, the only question is, will they give you a push cart if you have the cash to burn and you eventually decide to purchase two or more sets. Hmmm…

Since this is the very last teaser that we can expect from LEGO before the big, official reveal on Force Friday II, our Brick Show Brian has come up with a roundup of all the things that we know so far (see video above) about LEGO’s ‘worst kept secret in all of LEGO history’. Without a shadow of doubt, there are strong evidences to show that this super secret set is indeed an extremely large remake of the Millennium Falcon, which first appeared as a LEGO Ultimate Collector’s set ten years ago, tagged as the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (10179).

But perhaps the biggest concern in everyone’s mind at this point has little to do with how we will be able to carry it out from the store, but more of how we can even have access to it in the first place. Will it be a limited series release? Will there be pre-orders? Are there limited quantities? Will LEGO be able to catch up with the demands even before October 1 arrives when the set becomes available to the general public?

These are very real concerns, considering how the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) set still appears to be Out of Stock at shop.LEGO.com. Moreover, we don’t have any official word yet from LEGO if there will be limited quantities around say 5,000 or so. If that will be the case, then we can definitely expect retailers to run like mad and grab all these ‘gold’ plastics and we may not even see them on store shelves anymore.

We certainly hope that LEGO has a back-up plan of some sorts for this re-release of the UCS Millennium Falcon to ensure that this set will remain in shelves for the next few years. Because even though it has a hefty tag price of around $700 or more and not all people will be able to afford it, the reality is, there are still a good number of people who is willing to spend such an insane amount of money for this extraordinary LEGO set.

So what do you think of all these things, I mean with all the hype surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)? Will you even get this set in spite of the outrageous price tag attached to it? Do you want to see Brian give it a spin and review this set? 😉 Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Good News! LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Now Back at shop.LEGO.com!

A couple of weeks ago, we were caught in that existential fear (say what?) that every LEGO fan is most worried about – that anxiety of not being able to bring home or build that much desired LEGO Ideas set that were just recently released and has now quickly ran out of stock. Oh, the horror of it! I can pretty much relate to that, given of my own frustration of not being able to have my very own LEGO Ideas Wall-E (21303) set. So imagine how it feels if another chance to own a brilliant Ideas set will soon pass in an instant.

This is how most of us probably felt when news broke out of the largest LEGO Ideas set to date, the iconic NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), quickly ran out of stock at shop.LEGO.com, with very few sets made available in local LEGO brand stores. The set was so popular that demand for it completely overwhelmed the supply.

Though many AFOLs were quite disheartened when this immensely popular set quickly became unavailable, LEGO promised that stocks of the popular NASA set will be replenished soon. The good news is, this promise was eventually fulfilled now that shop.LEGO.com lists the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) available for purchase as of this writing.

If you’re holding on to that next LEGO purchase and has been waiting patiently for the return of this set, then now is the time to push that Add to Basket button before stocks ran out again.

Are you looking forward to having this set? Let us know in the comments below or join us in the discussions over at our Facebook page.

 

 

 

LEGO Creator Pet Shop (10218) May Reach The End of the Line Soon.

If you’re into modular buildings and you still don’t have this ticked off from your must-have list, then this is something that you may want to read. Promo Bricks has recently pointed out the apparent unavailability of the D2C advanced model set, the LEGO Creator Pet Shop 10218, across the European region. According from a concerned fan and probable LEGO insider who passed on the info, the set IS no longer available in the area. A quick browse over at shop.LEGO.com confirms this, where several regional stores in Europe mark the set as ‘Temporarily out of stock’.

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The situation is also the same across several LEGO Brand Stores in Europe, where 10218 is no longer on their store shelves. According to the report, some store employees said that the demand for the 2,000-piece set has recently spiked due to the recent revived interest in modular buildings, coupled with the fact that the set is almost retiring after its introduction in 2011. The good news is that as of this writing, the LEGO Creator Pet Shop 10218 is still listed in as available in North America both in Canada and in the US. Here’s a quick look at some of the features of this set, including a designer video, and a review by Jason from 5 years ago.

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LEGO Pet Shop 10218

Ages 16+.  2,032 pieces.

US $149.99 – CA $199.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build a pad for pampered pets in a 3-story shop with style!

Continuing the LEGO® Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, 3-story Pet Shop building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect addition to your LEGO town. Greet customers with a menagerie of pets and let them treat them with a selection of toys and supplies. The pet shop building features a hinged staircase for easy access, upper apartment with kitchenette and upper loft overlooking the open plan interior below. To the side, the tastefully appointed townhouse features a detailed ground floor with accessories and spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. The attic space features storage boxes and French doors leading out to an elegant front balcony, while the rooftop garden, complete with fresh vegetables, brightens up the rear of the building.

  • Includes 4 minifigures with accessories: pet shop owner, girl on bicycle, painter with paint roller and woman!
  • Pet Shop includes dog, cat, 2 parrots and fish tank with goldfish!
  • Also includes 3 dog bones, ball, frog toy, birdhouse, bucket and brush!
  • Kitchenette features stone fireplace, stove, sink, coffee maker and small table and chair!
  • Upper loft features skylight, bed and lamp!
  • Townhouse features ground floor with mailbox and mail, hat rack, couch, telephone, toilet and access to basement crawl space!
  • Measures 10″ (25.5cm) wide and 10.5″ (26.5cm) high!
  • Combine with other modular buildings, like 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium!

 

So if you’re eyeing for this one for quite some time, better act fast and expect this set to be out of the LEGO Brand Stores anytime soon. Thanks to Promo Bricks for the heads up.

 

LEGO Ideas Wall-E (21303) and Other Popular Sets Retiring Soon.

In case you’re eyeing for that LEGO Ideas Wall-E or UCS Star Wars Sandcrawler for quite some time already, you may want to make up your mind right away. LEGO’s online store has recently rolled out its next sets slated for retirement anytime soon. All regional sites of shop.LEGO.com, except that of North America as of this writing, have already updated their listing, and have tagged a handful of impressive sets that are retiring soon, including our personal favorite, Wall-E .

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Though the US and Canada regional sites have not listed these sets yet, we can be pretty sure that they will be updated soon. Frankly, LEGO does not readily announce when a set will exactly be retired. We can only have a hint of its impending retirement once it is tagged as ‘Retiring Soon’. If that happens then we can only hope for LEGO to either come up with a sort of a rehash similar to what they did with the LEGO Star Wars Death Star 75159, or click your way through various exorbitant eBay offers. Alternatively, Amazon also offers these sets for sale for good measure – plus at great discounted prices. You may want to check out these links as well.

 

LEGO Star Wars UCS Ewok Village (10236) $249.99 $218.99 @ Amazon

 

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Sandcrawler (75059) $299.99 $262.98 @ Amazon

 

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LEGO Pet Shop (10218) $149.95 $145.99 @ Amazon

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LEGO Creator Sydney Opera House (10234) $319.99 $310.99 @ Amazon

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LEGO Ideas Wall-E (21303) $59.99 @ Amazon.

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LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (21108)  $49.99 $46.78 @ Amazon

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LEGO Ideas The Big Bang Theory (21302) $59.99 $42.94 @ Amazon

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LEGO Ideas Doctor Who (21304) $59.99 $52.47 @ Amazon

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LEGO Super Star Destroyer is Retired

After visiting my local LEGO Store today to take advantage of the double VIP points, I discovered that the LEGO Super Star Destroyer is retiring. They did still have a few in stock (although 1 less than they had when I got there). Now, if you have your eye on this set, get to your store NOW! Retail price is $400 and once your local LEGO store is out, that will be it. We anticipate that this set will reach $1000 on eBay within a year. Amazon does still have many of these in stock at retail price, but those may not last long either now that we’ve let the cat out of the bag.

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