From the Rumor Mill: Will LEGO Wall Art Be the Next Big Thing For LEGO?

Here’s another piece of news from the LEGO rumor mill. Summer is just around the corner and with it is the anticipation of new LEGO sets slated for the 2nd half of 2020. We know that there is an upcoming new LEGO Monkey Kid theme that caters to LEGO fans in the Asian region, and this time around another LEGO theme is speculated to arrive specifically targeted or designed for the AFOL market. Will LEGO Wall Art be the next big LEGO thing? Read on for more details.

Promobricks have recently shared some interesting insider info that shows that LEGO might have something in the works similar to its LEGO Personalised Mosaic Portrait (40179). Furthermore, it seems that LEGO will be adding more licensed themes to this particular line that most fans will find appealing. This rumor is not entirely new to be exact, and for quite some time, talks within LEGO fan forums point to something towards a Project Zebra which the LEGO Group presumably has been working on. Like other big companies working on a super-secret project, LEGO also has the penchant for using codenames to mask their on-going plans against prying eyes.

But with newer and more reliable info coming in, we also believe that this new LEGO Wall Art theme points to what Project Zebra is all about. Please take note, and I really can’t overemphasize it further, that we must take this with a grain of salt and treat it strictly as a rumor until such time that LEGO officially confirms it. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at what this new rumored theme has to offer.

According to brick intel, this rumored LEGO Wall Art theme will have an initial offering of four sets. Bear in mind that these are not their exact set names but rather, a description of what they have to offer.

LEGO Wall Art Marilyn Monroe – Andy Warhol Pop Art (31197)

€119.99 | 3,341 pieces | Expected release date: August 3, 2020

LEGO Wall Art The Beatles (31198)

€119.99 | 2,933 pieces | Expected release date: August 3, 2020

LEGO Wall Art Iron Man (31199)

€119.99 | 3,406 pieces | Expected release date: October 1, 2020

LEGO Wall Art Star Wars Darth Vader (31200)

€119.99 | 3,167 pieces | Expected release date: October 1, 2020

 

Given that these sets are large enough to be somewhat like semi-mural type builds, then it would probably be comprised of several large LEGO plates as opposed to a single one. Its said that it will also come with its own mounting brackets, though it yet to be seen if these brackets will be made out of official LEGO pieces.

Check out some of these fan-made LEGO mosaics that give us a hint on how these LEGO Wall Art theme will possibly look.

LEGO Wall Art
A LEGO mosaic of Marilyn Monroe based on the pop art painting by Andy Warhol. Source: Etsy.
The cover album of The Beatles’ Let It Be is the inspiration behind this LEGO mosaic art. Source: IdleAmusements
The LEGO Iron Man Mosaic (6250093) gift-with-purchase set from Bricks World LEGO Certified Store, Singapore. Designed by LEGO Certified Professional, Nicholas Foo. Source: Flickr
A custom LEGO Darth Vader mosaic from Instructables.com.

If these LEGO Wall Art theme turns out to be true, then it is another way for AFOLs to show their love and respect for the LEGO brick. It seems that LEGO has been focusing lately on LEGO accessories, merging play with function. The new LEGO DOTS theme has shown us that, and this time older LEGO fans will have another opportunity to show their passion for LEGO art and decor.

Again, please consider this as a rumor until we hear the official word from LEGO. If the release dates prove to be true, then we can expect an early announcement perhaps at the beginning of summer.

So what do you think of the possibility of having a new LEGO Wall Art theme? Are you excited about it? Let me know what you think in the comments below.   Thanks again to Promobricks for the info.

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From The Rumor Mill: New LEGO Monkey Kid Theme Coming Soon?

The leaking faucet is at it again! And as more info about the next wave of LEGO sets for the second half of the year slowly trickles in, there is another rumor that you might be interested to look into. According to Lukas from Stone Wars, LEGO is now poised to offer an entirely new theme centered on Chinese folklore in the form of the rumored LEGO Monkey Kid.

According to Stone Wars, this new and upcoming non-licensed theme is based on the 16th-century (roughly during the Ming dynasty) Chinese novel entitled Journey to the West, which has become part of mainstream Chinese folklore.

Its kind of interesting to note that there was no mention about this new theme during this year’s Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs, save for the fact that LEGO discretely applied the above logo for copyright protection and trademark. This rumored theme also seems to suggest that these sets might cater to a particular regional market like what LEGO did with the Chinese New Year seasonal sets offered at the start of the year. Since this theme may strongly appeal to those in the Asian markets, this does not necessarily mean that this rumored theme will only be exclusively available in these regions. The LEGO Group has already made it clear that they have done away with these limitations.

According to Stone Wars’ sources, there will be a total of 8 sets under the belt of the LEGO Monkey Kid theme, all of which slated to be released in May. Additionally, LEGO insider mini_legogo also claims that the following tentative set names somehow offer a glimpse of what we can expect from them. Please remember that these are just speculations until such time that LEGO confirms this through an official press release.

  • Monkey Kid Delivery Motorcycle (30341) – perhaps a polybag
  • White Horse Thunder Raider (80006)
  • Bull Demon King’s Thunder Raider (80007)
  • Monkey Kid Storm Fighter (80008)
  • Pig Chef’s Moving Training Car (80009)
  • Bull Demon King Mech (80010)
  • Fire Ball’s Tank (80011)
  • Monkey King Golden Mech (80012)
  • Sea Base (80013)

I guess it’s just a matter of weeks before the cat (or monkey for that matter) is out of the bag if we are to expect these sets to be released in May. And if the leaked images of some of the minifigs in this theme are to be believed, then I guess it’s one interesting theme to watch out for.

What is your take on this rumored LEGO Monkey Kid theme? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again to Stone Wars for the heads up.

From the Leaking Faucet: Rumored LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Character Descriptions

This year marks another milestone for The LEGO Group, especially that it’s LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series is marking its 10th Year Anniversary. We know that the next wave of LEGO’s CMF is slated to be released in May of this year, considering that the LEGO Catalog for the first half of the year has teased it already. This time, Promobricks reports that the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) will be the next CMF line and will feature some character throwbacks to some of LEGO’s most loved themes.

Do take note that these are unofficial names for the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20, and are only based on how we can describe them. However, given that we’re just a couple of months away from Series 20’s official release in May, expect more information to come in during the next few weeks.

Boy with Piñata

Accessories: new Piñata mold, Mexican hat. 

Hip Hop Girl with Speakers

Accessories: new baseball cap with red hair, stereo speakers in turquoise color, and an action pin introduced in LEGO DC CMF (71026)

Pea Pod Costume

Accessories: new large green pod costume with three light green peas.

Knight

Accessories: knight helmet, sword, and shield.

Female Pirate

Accessories: new tricorn hat with brown hair and a sword.

Rocket Fan Girl

Accessories: baseball cap, torso with Classic Space logo, rocket, 2×3 rocket plan tile, and a tool(?) to assemble the rocket.

Llama Costume

Accessories: new llama head costume and a carrot.

Viking

Accessories: new and rather large Viking helmet with orange beard mold, spear, and shield.

Red Ranger

Accessories: new helmet mold that certainly looks like from the Power Rangers, and a huge green transparent sword.

Karate Guy

Accessories: new hair mold, and nunchucks.

Female Discus/Javelin Thrower

Accessories: new hair mold, a gold medal with ribbon, javelin, and a printed 2×2 round tile for the discus.

Female Diver with Turtle

Accessories: new sea turtle figure, helmet, light blue swim fins, and underwater plant.

Green Brick Guy

Accessories: a 2×3 green brick costume similar to the Red Brick Guy and Blue Brick Girl from 71021, brown hairpiece, and a 2×2 tile with the number 10 printed on it in celebration of the CMF’s 10th year anniversary.

Musician with Keytar

Accessories: new keytar instrument.

Girl in Bunny Pyjamas

Accessories: new stuffed toy rabbit figure, similar to the teddy bear figure that was first introduced last year.

Guy With Drone

Accessories: new drone figure with remote control, and a baseball cap.

Rumored LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Sets for 2020

More rumors are coming out from the leaking faucet. After the news came out regarding what to expect from the next 2020 wave of LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets, we now have additional info about the next series of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets coming this second half of 2020 courtesy of Promobricks.

LEGO DC Wonder Woman 1984

Similar to what LEGO did with DCEU’s Wonder Woman in 2017’s Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075), the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 sequel will also be receiving the LEGO treatment. We have no information as to date regarding its exact set name but for the time being, lets refer to it as Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157). It features a large satellite dish with minifigure versions of Wonder Woman and Cheetah. This set is slated to be released in June, just in time for its tie-up film landing on theaters on June 5, 2020.

LEGO Batman

As it turns out, we can expect three new LEGO Batman sets to arrive also in June, one of which is labeled as ‘4+’. The smallest in the set, which is also the one tagged as for 4+ kids, is the Penguin Pursuit (76158). It features a Penguin minifigure and a small brick-built duck which we assume as the titular villain’s vehicle. It also includes a Bat Boat with a Batman minifigure. Based on its description, it somehow thematically resembles that of the LEGO Batman: The Penguin Face Off (76010) from 2014 save for the Bat Submarine.

The LEGO Batman Penguin Faceoff (76010) from 2014 features a brick built duck that may reappear in an upcoming LEGO Batman set. 

We also have another mid-sized set which is called Joker’s Trike Chase (76159) that features a trike with a grotesque grin which obviously the vehicle of choice for Joker. It also includes a Batman minifigure together with his Batmobile. Other minifigures include Harley Quinn with her oversized, black and red hammer, and Robin.

The last set in this series and what seems to be the largest, is the Mobile Bat Base (76160). Retailing for 89.99 Euro, it includes the minifigures of Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing (red, New 52 version), Mr. Freeze, Bronze Tiger, and Man Bat. From what it seems, the Mobile Bat Base also features several interlocking vehicles.

Man-Bat and Nightwing appear here in the LEGO Batman Man-Bat Attack (76011) from 2014. We might see these minifigs once again in the tentatively named Mobile Bat Base (76160).

Here’s a brief rundown of all the LEGO DC Comics Superheroes that we know will be arriving in June. Please take note that the set names mentioned above are just based on the set’s initial descriptions and may still change once LEGO makes their official reveal.

  • LEGO DC Comics Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)€39.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Penguin Pursuit 4+ (76158)€9.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Joker’s Trike Chase (76159)€49.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Mobile Bat-Base (76160)€89.99 | June 2020 release date

More 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sets Rumored to Arrive This Year

We caught a glimpse of things to come for LEGO’s licensed sets during the recently concluded Nuremberg Toy Fair. And for those of you who were following this news, it was pretty obvious that LEGO is putting a tight lid on some of these licensed sets until such time their respective embargos are lifted. However, news along the grapevine suggests that there is still more to expect from LEGO’s licensed themes, particularly from its 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes.

LEGO Marvel Eternals

According to a report from Promobricks, we can still expect a handful of LEGO Marvel sets that are based on new subthemes or titles. We already know that a LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) is coming out in March as a tie-in set for the upcoming Black Widow spin-off MCU film, and for the second half of 2020, we will also be seeing another round of MCU-inspired sets in the form of the LEGO Marvel Eternals sets. Specifically, we can expect four (4) sets for this subtheme somewhat similar to how LEGO released tie-in sets for the Spider-Man: Far From Home film. As of now, we only know of the price of the small set, 76145, under this Marvel subtheme which is expected to retail for 9.99 Euro. We’re looking for a release date sometime in October, or earlier during the second half of this year, just in time for the marketing campaign for the film which will land in theaters in November.

2020 LEGO Marvel
MCU’s Eternals will also get the LEGO treatment, with four LEGO Marvel sets slated to be released.
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man

Other than the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163) whose images were recently found in LEGO servers, only to be removed afterward, we can look forward to another LEGO Spidey set to follow soon. A LEGO Marvel Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) is also expected to arrive, focusing more on the web crawler’s titular symbiote nemesis. This development is exciting at many levels because other than putting the spotlight on Venom as a LEGO set, it further confirms the eventual cinematic crossover of MCU’s Spider-Man to that of Sony’s version of Venom. The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) set is described to feature a large brick-built black mech lizard and a smaller vehicle with shooters. The black mech lizard is obviously the centerpiece of this set akin to the Venom Crawler. However, fans will be excited to know that other than the Spider-Man, Venom, and Iron-Spider minifigures included in this set, this will be our first-ever set to feature a Spider-Ham minifigure. That certainly is interesting.

2020 LEGO Marvel
The LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163) is slated to arrive this March.
LEGO Marvel Avengers

Loki is returning to the LEGO limelight with a new set dedicated to the mischievous Norse god. The LEGO Marvel Wrath of Loki (76152) is expected to be a substantially large 4+ set that features an Avenger Tower, a small Quinjet, and a green aircraft for Loki and five minifigures: Loki, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel.

S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier will also be returning in LEGO form this 2020, though in a smaller version. Tagged as set 76153, it is expected to retail for 120 Euros, significantly smaller to that of 2015’s The SHIELD Hellicarrier (76042) which retailed for $350. However, this newer version of the Hellicarrier packs a lot of minifigs, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine and a SHIELD Agent. War Machne is said to have a new shoulder cannon, while another Marvel villain will be coming back in LEGO form – MODOK will be returning in this set, though not in minifigure form as we first saw him in Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash (76018) back in 2014. This newer version of MODOK will be brick-built so its kind of interesting how this will turn out. This newer SHIELD Hellicarrier (76153) will come in a gray and blue color scheme, plus a blue-yellow Quinjet that can land on the Hellicarrier itself.

The LEGO Marvel Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash (76018) from 2014 features MODOK’s first-ever LEGO debut.

Other than these two sets, we can also expect three additional Avengers-inspired sets such: a new Hulkbuster (76164) which includes minifigures of Iron Rescue, and two SHIELD Agents; the previously reported Iron Man Bust (76165), and a new and larger Avengers Tower (76165) featuring seven new minifigs: Red Skull, Iron Man, Black Widow, two SHIELD Agents, and two undisclosed villains or superheroes.

To sum it up here’s what we know so far about these 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets slated to arrive this year.

  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76145)€9.99 | October 2020 release date 
  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76154)€19.99 | October 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76155)€59.99 | October 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76156)€99.99 | October 2020 release date
  • LEGO Spider-Man: Spider-Man vs Venom (76151)€??.?? | ???? release date
  • LEGO Marvel Wrath of Loki 4+ (76152)€59.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Hellicarrier (76153)€119.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Hulkbuster (76164)€39.99 | August 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Iron Man Bust (76165)€59.99 | August 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (76166)€89.99 | August 2020 release date

Other officially released LEGO Marvel set includes:

LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162)271 pieces | €29.99 | March 2020 release date

LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163)413 pieces | €39.99 | March 2020 release date

More LEGO BrickHeadz Licensed Themes Coming in 2020

After revealing its initial offering of LEGO BrickHeadz sets for 2020, it seems that more is expected for this year featuring some of the most iconic characters that we grew up and love. Our friend Lukas from Stone Wars has shared some bit of LEGO insider info that points to the highly probable release of more LEGO BrickHeadz licensed themes for 2020.

Though these sources may be treated as rumors until they are confirmed by LEGO, a similar report and thumbnail images shared by Promobricks corroborates the release of these sets. And from the looks of it, we will be getting two additional BrickHeadz inspired by Disney classic characters that we are very much familiar with.

UPDATE: The Brickfinder was able to get his hands on several official images of these new BrickHeadz so I opted to update the images on this post as well.

LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377)

90 pieces | $9.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Licensed Themes

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Goofy and Pluto (40378) 

214 pieces | $14.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Licensed Themes

Though we really can’t see the finer details of these sets based on these thumbnails, these pictures are enough to give us a general impression of what to expect from these new Disney-inspired sets.  As a fan of classic Disney animation, I’m certain that these blocky versions of Donald, Goofy and Pluto will look great standing beside a pair of LEGO BrickHeadz Mickey (41624) and Minnie Mouse (41625) sets.  Aside from this trio, we might also get additional LEGO BrickHeadz licensed themes as we go through the year. Here is a listing of both confirmed or released 2020 BrickHeadz sets, together with those that we can expect later on.

  • LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bear (40379) – 150 pieces | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Wedding Bride (40383) – 306 pieces | $12.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Wedding Groom (40384) – 255 pieces | $12.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Lucky Cat (40436) – 134 pieces | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Sheep (40380) – ??? | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377) – 90 pieces | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Goofy and Pluto (40378) – 214 pieces | $14.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Rubeus Hagrid And Buckbeak the Hippogriff (40412) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Falcon and Black Widow (40418) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Hogwarts Students (40419) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Minions (40420) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Minions (40421) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein (40422) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Nutcracker (40425) – ??? | ???

It’s quite obvious that we’re still missing a LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars candidate from this list, so I’m still crossing my fingers if stories of a LEGO BrickHeadz Jabba the Hut and Salacious Crumb will still happen this year. And if the above listing ends up to be true, then it only reaffirms the fact that this collectible theme still has it going with LEGO fans.

Are you excited about these rumored, upcoming sets? Do you think they will most likely happen? Comment down below. Special thanks to Ben for the heads up.

Will LEGO Fast and Furious Sets Happen in 2020?

With LEGO and Universal further sealing their partnership to create future brickfilms, the potential to offer more licensed themes that are under Universal’s cinematic repertoire just leveled up. While LEGO Trolls are now up over at LEGO Shop@Home and the offer of LEGO Minions sets is now set in stone, it looks like a new theme is speeding over the horizon. According to Brick Fanatics’s sources, it is most likely that we will also be seeing a new LEGO Fast and Furious set based on the long-running franchise.

The Brick Fan is also reporting that this possible LEGO Fast and Furious set will be a stand-alone vehicle less the minifigures, that will most likely follow the design tracks of what LEGO did with the LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109). Furthermore, there are speculations that this new set will be based on Brian O’Conner’s  1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS as seen from the first film. I think this is a great choice and fitting tribute for Paul Walker if this news turns out to be true considering the fact that this year will mark the release of the franchise’s 9th film slated for May.

A LEGO Technic or Creator Expert set is in order if such is indeed the case, especially considering that similar to the Top Gear Rally Car, a set based on a LEGO Fast and Furious theme is expected to cater more to adult fans of LEGO. I can just imagine how cool it is to see the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056), Bugatti Chiron (42083), and Ford Mustang (10265) together with a possible LEGO Mitsubishi Eclipse GS set.

As cool as it may sound, consider this piece of news as a rumor until such time that LEGO officially confirms this to be true.

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Up And Loaded With Promos To Start The Year Right

As we literally count the days before we say goodbye to 2019, LEGO has now given us a glimpse of things to come with their January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Those who are looking forward to the majority LEGO 2020 sets –  ranging from the City, Technic, Ninjago and Creator themes just to name a few – that will launch at the turn of the year, you’ll be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in a good number of promos and freebies to watch out for. You may download a copy of the calendar right here as we breakdown each of these freebies.

Free LEGO Turquoise (853380) or Purple (853379) Keychain

Promo period: January 1 – 12, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

From January 1 to 12, every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO product or merchandise equivalent to $35 USD or more, will entitle you to a free LEGO Keychain either in Turquoise or Purple variants. It’s not really that much, but I like the vibrant colors of these 2×4 bricks and I wouldn’t mind having them as part of my usual gears and accessories.

Free LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Seasonal Set

Promo period: January 13 to 26, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Following the tradition of seasonal Chinese New Year sets, LEGO now releases its 7th promotional set based on the Chinese zodiac. Last year we saw LEGO offering the Year of the Pig (40186) set, and for 2020 it is the adorable  Metal Rat’s turn to have a LEGO set dedicated to it. Those who will opt to make their LEGO purchases from January 13 to 26 equivalent to $80 USD and above will get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set. These seasonal freebies are usually highly sought after so expect these to have a rather short period of availability.

Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624)

Promo period: December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Following the subtheme of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets, this limited edition LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) does not come together with the aforementioned sets and is only available as an exclusive freebie from December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets amounting to $40 USD, you’ll see this relatively rare minifig added to your cart. Since this has a longer promo period as compared to other deals, then we can somehow hope that LEGO has stacked up on this anniversary collectible.

Free Exclusive LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)

Promo period: January 24 to February 9, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Fans of LEGO’s new spooky-fun theme will be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in another freebie following its Newbury Juice Bar (40336) exclusive promotional released earlier in September. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) will be added to your cart automatically for every LEGO purchase worth  $45 USD and more made between January 24 to February 9, 2020. This has a lower qualifying purchase as compared to its predecessor. I really can’t figure much about the build based on this image, but I’m sure we’ll get better images soon.

Free Make-and-Take LEGO Creator Newsstand

Promo period: January 8, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

To celebrate the release of next year’s LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), LEGO Stores are offering a free make and take build in the form of the LEGO Creator Newsstand. I like the more compact design on this particular newsstand, which somewhat shows a marked improvement on what LEGO offered with the LEGO City Bus Station (60154) back in 2017. Similar to other in-store promos, this freebie will be exclusively available to those who will visit a local LEGO store to participate in this building event. Bear in mind that there are limited spaces available so be sure to sign-up in-store starting January 6. This activity is also intended for LEGO fans and participants ages 15 and above.

Free LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon Build

Promo period: January 23

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO celebrates 2020’s Chinese Lunar New Year with a free make-and-take build for younger LEGO fans. Visit your local LEGO brand store on January 23 to build a LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon to celebrate the festivities. Same as other in-store building events, this one also has limited space so registration is likewise required. Sign-ups will begin in-store starting January 6 and is intended for younger participants ages 6 to 14 years.

LEGO Star Wars Building Event – Choose Your Side

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

For the whole month of January, you may visit any of your local LEGO Store to build and try some of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and have it displayed together with your chosen squadron. It’s a great way to try some of these sets before you commit to purchasing them. And before you head out to your local LEGO Store, be sure to check out the upcoming 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets right here.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)
LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (75273)
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

Other than the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), I’m very much looking forward to that LEGO Star Wars Poe Damaron’s X-wing Fighter (75273) from the Rise of Skywalker, the new-for-2020 LEGO Hidden Side sets, and the LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105) just to name a few. Making your timely purchases at this turn of the year will certainly reward you with any of these handsome freebies. What will be your first LEGO purchase for 2020? What are you most excited about this January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let me know in the comments below.

LEGO Now in Talks With Universal Pictures For Its Next Brickfilm

It looks like LEGO is cozying up with Universal Pictures, with the goal of working towards its next brickfilm endeavor. After launching its series of major brick-inspired animations from the highly successful LEGO Movie and toward its not lackluster sequel, the LEGO Group practically cut ties with WB with the unfortunate cancellation of its next brickfilm, a LEGO Movie spin-off, The Billion Brick Race.

However, an exclusive report from the Variety now tells us that Universal Pictures will be the next film production company that will most likely pick up the pieces were WB left off. According to Variety’s sources that are privy to the confidential deal, the said partnership will have a “much broader use” of the various IPs that LEGO featured in the past.  Another exciting thing about the deal is the idea is having the most famous films under Universal’s belt translated into LEGO bricks. We already know that a LEGO Minions theme will be coming in the first half of 2020, and a bunch of LEGO Trolls World Tour tie-in sets will also be available come by January 1st. And after the success of both the LEGO Jurassic Park and Jurassic World sets, LEGO has a pretty good grasp of the benefits of partnering with Universal.

next brickfilm

Here’s what Variety has to say about this LEGO-Universal deal.

Universal Pictures is in talks with the LEGO Group to develop new feature film properties based on the popular block toys, numerous sources close to the pending deal told Variety.

Producer Dan Lin, who has made several films based on the childhood staple at Warner Bros., is expected to remain on future projects despite his overall deal at Warners.

The pact with Universal is a much broader use of the intellectual property than the previous films, sources said, which saw actors like Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks bring life to geometric heroes in a world populated by Legos.

Among the ideas Universal is floating is a reimagining of its own content library through the toys, sources said. “Jurassic World,” for instance, saw a spinoff LEGO series made and sold globally in 2019, which aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon. There are also concepts floating for live-action hybrid features.

Both parties are still mum about the deal, neither denying nor confirming the rumored deal about LEGO’s next brickfilm. I’ll keep you posted once the official word comes out.

All of the Rumored LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026) Characters Revealed

We now a glimpse of the entire roster of the rumored LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026) characters, courtesy of a reliable source from the LEGO fan community. Rumors have been steadily rising on which DC Comics characters will make it to the circle of 16 minifigures included in this upcoming collectible minifigure series, and thanks to 1414falconfan, he managed to compile an interesting list of all the DC characters that are expected to be included in this series. Check out this nifty compilation below.

Though this listing is not 100% conclusive until such time that LEGO gives its official press release, it is fair to say that this confirms what we know so far about the first names of DC superheroes and villains that will be included.

  1. Cyborg
  2. Simon Baz
  3. Sinestro
  4. Huntress
  5. Bumblebee (from Teen Titans)
  6. Classic Wonder Woman
  7. Mister Miracle
  8. Aquaman
  9. Joker (from The Dark Knight Returns comics)
  10. Superman (from New 52, “The Final Days of Superman” storyline)
  11. Classic Batman
  12. Cheetah
  13. Bat-Mite
  14. Flash (Jay Garrick)
  15. Metamorpho
  16. Stargirl

As you can see, the final four characters to close this circle are Bat-Mite, Jay Garrick’s original version of the Flash, Joker from The Dark Knight Returns comics and a newer version of Superman from the New 52 series. I’m really excited about that Jay Garrick and Joker minifigs, and can’t wait to see their renditions in minifigure formats.

This list may seem quite odd and random at first, but seeing how it is a mixture of both classic and new characters spanning the entire history of DC comic books, will perhaps make it one of LEGO’s most sought after CMF series. I can just imagine how LEGO product designers burned the midnight oil in figuring out which character will be included to this list of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes CMF (71026). I know not every LEGO and DC fans will be pleased about this selection and it’s impractical for LEGO to expect it as such. But then again, I guess one of the overarching ideas for every CMF series is to give it a particular vibe or character. And I believe this upcoming series has achieved this which makes it even more exciting.

Again, please be aware that even though this CMF series and the characters listed in them are most likely to happen, they are still supposed to be treated as rumors until such time they are officially revealed in the next few weeks.

What do you think about this selection? Which are you most excited for? Let me know what you think in the comments below.