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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 Goofy and Pluto (40378)
214 pieces | $14.99
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 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.
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’ssources, 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.
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
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
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
Free Exclusive LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)
Promo period: January 24 to February 9, 2020
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 steadilyrising 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.
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.
This piece of LEGO news has been floating around the LEGO fan community for quite some time now, and it looks like its getting a lot of thumbs up from LEGO fans. The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 19 (71025) has just launched, and from the looks of it, rumors are coming out about the next wave of LEGO CMF that seems to be a bit long overdue. We already saw the release of several LEGO CMFs that are based on other licensed themes such as The Simpsons, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Harry Potter. And if the proverbial rumor train is always on time, then word on brick street has it that our next licensed LEGO CMF series will arrive in 2020 in the form of a LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures series.
These rumors were first picked up by Brick Fanatics, and from the looks of it, their sources are pretty confident about the possibility of this new superhero LEGO CMF. There are definitely lots of potential candidates for this rumored LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures series that it’s kind of hard to zero in and reduce our list to 16 or so characters. However, we can somehow assume that we will still see a handful of familiar LEGO DC superhero characters given a new redesign. I wouldn’t mind seeing a new version of Superman or one of his many comic book iterations, and the least that I expect to see is another Batman minifig. Don’t get me wrong though, since I absolutely love the many versions that LEGO came up with of our Dark Knight. But I just feel that with the many DC characters out there still waiting to be rendered in LEGO form, another LEGO Batman is the least that I wanted to see.
Personally, I am excited for this rumored LEGO DC Collectible Minifigures and it will be a great way to expand what LEGO has already begun in terms of exclusive superhero and supervillain minifigs with the LEGO Batman Movie CMF Series 1 (71017) and Series 2 (71020). And if ever rumors about this new collectible minifigs series turn out to be true, does it goes to show that LEGO might actually have a LEGO Marvel Superheroes CMF in the works as well? I’m certainly keeping my radars open on this one.
What do you think about this brick fans? Do you have a particular DC character that you want to see in minifig form? Let me know in the comments below.
Disney and Star Wars fans were in for a treat this weekend at the annual D23 Expo. For those who were fortunate to attend the event, they were given an exclusive sneak peek at the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film, with new footage not found in the previous teaser trailer. Some of the attendees were kind enough to share a clip or two of this latest trailer which they recorded and shared using their mobile phones. Though we sincerely and collectively appreciate their effort, the recordings were still too sketchy and grainy, to say the least, to have anything solidly figured out. However, this may no longer be the case because just a few moments ago, Disney finally gave the thumbs up to have this special Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 trailer to be posted online. I have to say that there is a lot to take in from this 1-minute footage, perhaps even more exciting than the rumored LEGO Star Wars TRS sets (whose images are now leaking all over the place by the way) that are out to be released hopefully next month. Let’s watch this:
Its kind of hard to begin where to start with all the exciting info that follows from this trailer reveal. From the looks of it, this last installment of the Skywalker saga really lives up to its name: the last stand against the First Order will certainly pit the Rebels against a seemingly endless array of Star Destroyers. We also see the crew of the Millennium Falcon on what looks like to be a new planet. An epic saber fight between Rey and Kylo across a tumultuous sea. And to what seems to be the shocker of them all: Rey wielding a red, double-bladed lightsaber reminiscent of Darth Maul’s signature weapon! Seeing a LEGO Star Wars Rey minifig with a dual-bladed lightsaber accessory is certainly on my wishlist.
During these past few days, a lot has been going on at this side of LEGO Star Wars fandom which I am really tempted to share right here. However, understanding that these are basically image leaks regarding the LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sets, I am not in liberty to post it right here. However, you don’t need to look far if you really need to see them even if before the embargo is lifted. As of now, I’ll just let myself savor all of these revelations and wait a bit more before this epic Star Wars conclusion arrives in theaters in December.