The Final Wave of LEGO Dimensions Has Arrived!

Now that the hype surrounding the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) has simmered down a bit, and that the Falcon is seemingly taking a break from the spotlight now that it is out of stock from virtually all LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com, let’s take a look at another wave of LEGO sets that were quietly released by LEGO during the past week.

If you are following the recent developments about the future of this last bastion of the toys-to-life genre, then the above headline will not come as much as a surprise to you. We’ve reported several months ago that Wave 9 of LEGO Dimensions is likely to be its very last, and that the whole theme is now probably slated to be cancelled. Considering all the telltale signs that appeared during the past months, we have reasons to believe that this is going to be the case.

Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 is less to be desired now that it is officially available, featuring the iconic characters of Beetlejuice, the Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go! For those who are intending to add Wave 9 to their LEGO Dimensions collection, then you might be glad to hear that all of these characters are not exclusive to any retailer. It means purchasing them is relatively easy. Here’s a glimpse of these latest LD characters in action, followed by their official description and video spotlight.  As an added treat, you can complete the entire Teen Titans team by adding Robin from the LEGO Dimensions The LEGO Batman Movie: Play the Complete Movie (71264), and you can have his Teen Titans Go! version as a playable character on screen. Likewise, you can also scan Cyborg (71210) to gain access to a similar cartoon variant, completing the entire Teen Titans Go! ensemble.

Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349)

It’s showtime! Bring Beetlejuice™ to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse for an eerie adventure!

Turn on the juice to see what shakes loose! Get ready for some spirited fun in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with the Beetlejuice™ fun pack featuring Beetlejuice! Simply attach the minifigure to his LEGO Toy Tag and place him on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring him to life in the game, and then activate his special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Saturn’s Sandworm for more ghostly powers, and then rebuild it into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider for additional combat abilities. This set includes a Beetlejuice minifigure, 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle, and a Beetlejuice Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Beetlejuice™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Saturn’s Sandworm vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Saturn’s Sandworm into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider.
  • Place Beetlejuice and his vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Beetlejuice’s supernatural powers like Mind Control, Telekinesis and Spike Attack to scare away the living!
  • Unlocks the Beetlejuice™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Team Pack (71346)

Sugar, spice and everything nice! Bring Townsville to life in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™!

Fight crime and battle the forces of evil in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Blossom™ and Bubbles™ from The Powerpuff Girls™! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the iconic PPG Smartphone and Octi to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid and PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Blossom and Bubbles minifigures, and rebuildable PPG Smartphone and Octi.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the PPG Smartphone into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net.
  • Rebuild Octi into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Use ultra-super powers like Blossom’s Heat Vision and Bubble’s Rainbow Beam to fight crime and battle the forces of evil.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

The Powerpuff Girls Buttercup Fun Pack (71343)

 

Save the world before bedtime in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter!

Fight crime and come just in time in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Buttercup™, the toughest fighter! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Mega Blast Bot to crush your foes, and then rebuild it into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar for extra-awesome combat abilities. This set includes a Buttercup minifigure, 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle, and The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes a buildable Buttercup™ minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot vehicle.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the Mega Blast Bot into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar.
  • Place Buttercup and her vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Activate Buttercup’s Super Strength and Flight to battle sinister evildoers.
  • Unlocks The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Team Pack (71255)

Fight of villains with Raven and Beast Boy in the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack!

Enjoy more LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ gameplay with the Teen Titans Go!™ Team Pack featuring Raven and Beast Boy! Simply attach the minifigures to their LEGO Toy Tags and place them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game. Then use their special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath to boost your gameplay, and then rebuild them into the Forklift and T-Plane or Raven Wings and Giant Hand for upgraded abilities in the game. This set includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures and their accessories, two 3-in-1 rebuildable vehicles, and an Adventure World with a Battle Arena.

  • Includes buildable Raven and Beast Boy minifigures, and rebuildable T-Car and Spellbook of Azarath.
  • All characters and models include a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild the T-Car into the Forklift and T-Plane.
  • Rebuild the Spellbook of Azarath into the Raven Wings and Giant Hand.
  • Place each character and their vehicle on the LEGO® Toy Pad and join the action in the game.
  • Activate Raven’s telekinetic powers and jump into action with Beast Boy’s transform abilities.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

Teen Titans Go! Starfire Fun Pack (71287)

Get ready to save the day in the LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ multiverse with Starfire in the Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack!

Enhance you LEGO® DIMENSIONS™ experience with your very own Teen Titans Go!™ Fun Pack featuring Starfire! Simply attach the minifigure to her LEGO Toy Tag and place her on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring her to life in the game, and then activate her special abilities to solve puzzles and battle enemies. Add the Titan Robot and then rebuild it into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever for even more fun! This set includes a Starfire minifigure, 3-in-1 vehicle, and the Teen Titans Go! Adventure World with a Battle Arena with an exclusive Teen Titans Go! episode!

  • Includes a buildable Starfire minifigure and rebuildable 3-in-1 Titan Robot.
  • Character and model includes a detachable LEGO® Toy Tag.
  • Rebuild Titan Root into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever.
  • Place Starfire and Titan Robot on the LEGO® Toy Pad to bring them to life in the game.
  • Unleash powerful energy blasts and regain health with Starfire.
  • Unlocks the Teen Titans Go!™ Adventure World and Battle Arena.

 

Is LEGO Dropping Some Hints About The LEGO Batman Movie 2018 Sets?

LEGO has recently uploaded an image on their Twitter page on what could be a teaser on the next wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets. If you recall, a rumor has surfaced two months ago on what could comprise the third wave of TLBM sets slated to be released early in 2018, and now it seems that LEGO has given out the first clue on how some of these sets may look like. Check out the Bat Segway!

The talk in brick town suggests that we will be seeing five (5) TLBM sets in 2018 which includes unnumbered sets such as Justice League Anniversary Party, Egghead’s Food Fight, Harley Quinn’s Cannon Ball Attack, Bat-Buggy, and the Bat-Space Shuttle. Interestingly, some of these abovementioned sets, including that of a modified Bat Segway called the Whirly-Bat (which is one of the many actual bat vehicles that Batman and Robin used in the comics), can be seen in some of the pages of DK’s The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie. According to DK, some of the vehicles and contraptions that were seen in the Batcave in TLBM were built as actual LEGO sets, and the book itself may be giving away clues on how these Wave 3 sets may actually look like.

Here are some other snapshots from the pages of The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie courtesy of The Brick Fan. From these images, it seems that Egghead will have the upper hand with his chicken-powered mech. Perhaps a team-up with Condiment King is in order?

Now that the Bat Segway is out, it’s just a matter of time before we see the rest of TLBM’s Wave 3 sets. Keep tabs with LEGO in social media for more teasers in the next few weeks. Now I wonder if Tyler has something in the works… Bat-wise! Stay tuned!

 

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 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 in June 1. 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.

For weeks already, shop.LEGO.com has always returned a ‘Temporarily Out of Stock’ message each time a query has been made for set 21309. 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.

From TLG’s business perspective, this somehow makes sense, especially considering what a LEGO Customer Service Rep told Promo Bricks. According to 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 Saturn V, it is very impractical to produce more sets just for a short-term supply. Simply put, the LEGO Ideas Saturn V set is hugely popular and a solid success that LEGO could no longer supply the growing demand.

What are your thoughts about this brick fans? Are you somehow disappointed? Let us 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 sets to be unveiled towards the end of the year and even until the first quarter of 2018.

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)

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

Battle Pack Classic (75206)

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)

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 Home (75208)

The set consists of the iconic retirement home of Yoda at the planet of Dagobah. It consists of 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.

 

First Catalog Images of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

LEGO has finally released yesterday its presumably last teaser of the largest LEGO set ever, and we can somehow expect that within the next hours leading to the big reveal on September 1, we will be able to see plenty of sightings of this elusive LEGO UCS set. More information (aka leaks) are now slowly trickling its way via social media, and just a few moments ago, RebelScum stumbled upon some images from a particular Italian LEGO Catalog that clearly shows how the box of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) actually looks like. These images were first shared by Windyjago over at Twitter, which you can see below.

Here’s a closer look at the images.

I guess these first images of the MF will finally put all doubts aside, that this next UCS is indeed the remake of the Falcon. We’re not sure if LEGO’s men-in-black enforcers will soon be standing on our doorsteps, demanding to take this article down, but as far as we are concerned these first images seem to have come from a legitimate LEGO Store catalog, as mentioned by Windyjago. If you will notice closely on the right side of the box, you will see the earlier leaked, Chinese version of the MF’s promotional poster/flyer showing the fine details of the set.

As a final note, other than seeing the set’s official images, I am very much interested on the description written on the side of the box. It will probably give us some idea (like they always do in certain commemorative sets) on what motivated LEGO to come up with another re-release, just as this.

The wait is simply killing me…