A week ago, the LEGO Catalog for the 2nd half of this year has confirmed the arrival of two, new LEGO Overwatch 2019 sets sometime in October. There were speculations on what they will be, with signs pointing at the duo of Junkrat and Roadhog, plus the cute but deadly Hammond, aka Wrecking Ball. This time around, Amazon UK has put an end on all the speculations and has finally revealed what we can expect from these new sets. Read on and take a look.
The first to be revealed is the LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976) coming in at 227 pieces, expected to retail for around $20 USD. Though I am not strictly an Overwatch fan, I have to say that I’m impressed on how LEGO designers managed to faithfully capture the looks of this powerhouse mech in LEGO bricks. Based on these visuals, this build also comes in with two alternate modes – a spherical ball and a walking, offensive mech – as seen in the video game. Plus the Hammond hamster minifigure is really cute.
LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976)
The next set to be revealed by Amazon UK is the LEGO Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog (75977). The set features the demolition duo together with their signature Junkertown Bike. I like how this brick rendition turned out, considering that the bike also comes with a display base and a bit of Junkertown scenery. As an added bonus, it also comes with a unique Pachimari printed element. Roadhog also comes in as a new bigfig mold so this is something interesting to see.
LEGO Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog (75977)
I would like to see the official product description on these new LEGO Overwatch 2019 sets to know more about their details and other play features. And since they have an October (or perhaps earlier in August) release date, then we can expect more info to come in during the next few weeks. There’s also no indication as of this posting that these sets are retailer exclusives so we can also expect to see them listed at LEGO Shop@Home soon. Special thanks to Brickset for the heads-up!
If you recall earlier this month, gaming giants Activision and Blizzard confirmed that they intend to continue their collaboration with LEGO to come up with new LEGO Overwatch sets for 2019. The reveal was made during this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair back in January, with these new LEGO Overwatch building sets labeled as sets 75976 and 75977 respectively. Thanks to a report from Promobricks, we now have an idea on when these sets will be released.
Promobricks was able to snap a photo of a physical LEGO 2HY 2019 Catalog, particularly on the page where the current LEGO Overwatch sets are located. What is interesting is that this physical copy of the German LEGO catalog indicates specifically an October release date, whereas this information is particularly omitted on its online catalog counterparts. More peculiar is the fact that the German online version was pulled out from LEGO’s servers which gives the impression that LEGO does not intend to reveal it yet.
We don’t have definitive info as of this posting on what these 2 new sets will be. But rumors circulating across LEGO fan communities suggests that sets 75976 and 75977 will be featuring brick-built versions of Wrecking Ball and the Junkertown Bike respectively. I guess its safe to assume that if in case these rumors turn out to be true, then we can expect to see minifig versions of Hammond (aka Wrecking Ball) and Junkrat, plus a bigfig counterpart of Roadhog.
We just probably have to wait until August to see our first official images of these new LEGO Overwatch sets. And for the meantime, if you haven’t added these to your LEGO collection yet, be sure to check out the full range of LEGO Overwatch sets at LEGO Shop@Homeor via Amazon.
Thanks to LEGO’s international catalog for the 2nd half of this year released online a few days ago, we had a glimpse of the three, new LEGO Minecraft sets slated to be released for August. Now thanks to Promobricks, we now have a closer look at these LEGO Minecraft summer 2019 official set images.
Read on for more details and visit LEGO Shop@Home for more updates about these sets. These LEGO Minecraft summer 2019 sets are not listed yet on LEGO’s online shopping portal, but we can assume that their database will include them very soon.
The Wool Farm (21153)
19.99 Euros; 260 pieces; minifigures include Steve, Red Dyed Sheep, Yellow Dyed Sheep, and Baby Sheep
The Blazing Bridge (21154)
39.99 Euros; 372 pieces; minifigures include Alex, Wither Skeleton and 2x Blaze
The Creeper Mine (21155)
79.99 Euros; 834 pieces; minifigures include Alex, Blacksmith, Cow, Bat, Husk, and Creeper
International versions of the LEGO Catalog for the 2nd half of 2019 (July-December) has been released online, and with it comes three new 2019 LEGO Minecraft sets to watch out for. These sets are slated for an August release together with the recent summer 2019 LEGO Creator and City sets. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
The Wool Farm (21153)
The LEGO Minecraft Wool Farm (21153) features a giant red sheep as its central build. It also includes a Steve minifigure with shears accessory, two (2) brick-built sheep, and a baby sheep.
The Blazing Bridge (21154)
This set feels like a half version of the Nether Fortress (21122) released in 2015. It has donned in armor as he fights against two (2) Blazes and a Wither Skeleton. The set also has a play feature that allows one of the Blazes to hover around.
The Creeper Mine (21155)
Similar to the Wool Farm (21153), the Creeper Mine’s most prominent feature is its towering Creeper build that doesn’t bode well to Steve and the gang. The Creeper Mine is also littered with TNTs scattered throughout the mine. Minifigures include Steve, Blacksmith, Cow, Bat, Husk and Creeper.
These 2019 LEGO Minecraft sets are slated to be released in August. They haven’t appeared yet in shop.LEGO.com but I guess its just a matter of time before they are listed on the site. For the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of this year’s LEGO Minecraft sets. They’re now on sale over at Amazon so this is the best time to get them if you plan to add them to your collection. Just click on the links below to know more.
Microsoft is revving things up in the opening salvo of this year’s E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019. After the reveal of the next big LEGO Star Wars video game in The Skywalker Saga, Microsoft Xbox’s team has just revealed an awesome collaboration with LEGO. The high octane world of Forza Horizon 4 is now getting the LEGO treatment this month with the new LEGO Speed Champions Expansion Pack. Here’s the video announcement straight from E3.
Forza Horizon 4 will be receiving a huge brick upgrade starting June 13 with this LEGO Speed Champions Expansion Pack. You’ll get to race aboard the McLaren Senna (75892) and other 2019 sets across various brick-built environments. My personal favorite being the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally from set 75894. Here’s how Microsoft describes this latest add-on to Forza Horizon 4. Everything is more awesome indeed at this year’s E3. Stay tuned!
The Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions expansion invites you to race and explore a wonderous new LEGO Valley brought to life at the Horizon Festival. Amass your own Brick Collection and construct a Master Builder’s House with a garage of amazing LEGO Speed Champions cars including the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally.
Complete fun new LEGO Brick Challenges, collect hidden Bonus Cubes, and earn 31 Achievements for 500 GS. Requires Forza Horizon 4 game, sold separately. Expansion included with the Ultimate Edition or available with purchase of the Forza Horizon 4 Expansion Pass, Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle, or as a standalone purchase of $19.99. Xbox Game Pass members receive a 10% discount.
Just moments after dropping a huge teaser over the internet, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released its full press release of the latest LEGO video game destined to be a sure-fire hit among LEGO fans. If you recall, we mentioned a big LEGO video game reveal that will happen in this month’s E3. And we now have confirmation of what this will be. The LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga has been officially announced and from the looks of it, there are plenty of interesting things that we can expect from this massive collection of Star Wars games. This is long overdue to be honest, considering that the last LEGO Star Wars game that we had was The Force Awakens back in June of 2016. Here’s the video teaser just in case you missed it.
According to LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Fact Sheet, the game encompasses all the highlights and key moments of all the nine Star Wars films, including those from the last installment in the movie franchise – The Rise of Skywalker – slated to be shown in theaters December this year.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Video Game
RELEASE DATE: 2020 DEVELOPER: TT Games PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ESRB RATING: RP (E10+ Anticipated) GENRE: Action-Adventure PLATFORMS: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC
OVERVIEW: The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. In this brand-new console game, players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films retold with signature LEGO humor, including the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. the game will immerse players in the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters, ships and vehicles to create their own unique journey through the galaxy.
FEATURES: • Explore the Saga in Any Order – Players can dive into the Skywalker saga and access any of the nine saga films right away in any order they choose. They can direct where to go and how to play. • Laugh Out Loud LEGO Humor – All the unforgettable moments from the entire saga have been retold in new, fun-filled, hilarious LEGO humor. • Play as Iconic Heroes and Villains – There are hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy and every era of the saga. Players can play as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Finn, BB-8 and a legion of other heroes, or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and more. • Discover Legendary Locales – Players can visit legendary locales from their favorite Star Wars films such as the desert of Geonosis, to the swamps of Dagobah and the snowfields of Starkiller Base. They can then travel through space and revisit any planet at any time. Expansive hub areas based on memorable settings from the films offer fun quests and more to explore. • Powerful Player Experiences – Players can play on the light or dark side of the Force, master combat, and take control of ships and vehicles for empowering adventures throughout the galaxy. • Always Family Friendly – This is an imaginative and funny LEGO gaming experience appropriate for kids of all ages. It is an accessible entry point into the Star Wars galaxy that is easy for a younger audience to pick up and play while still deep enough for anyone to enjoy.
Here’s the full press release for your reference. It is also exciting to note that this press release confirms what we have known already – that the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX film, The Rise of Skywalker, will definitely be the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga making this the ultimate LEGO Star Wars video game of all time.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES, THE LEGO GROUP, AND LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE LEGO® STAR WARS™: THE SKYWALKER SAGA
The Galaxy is Yours!
Play Through Favorite Moments from All Nine Star Wars™ Saga Films Like Never Before in a Brand-New LEGO® Video Game
Burbank, Calif. – June 9, 2019 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm today announced LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga, a brand-new console game where players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action as told through the unique lens of LEGO. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the biggest LEGO Star Wars game, featuring all nine Skywalker saga films, including the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, Star Wars™: The Rise of Skywalker. Launching in 2020, the game will immerse players into the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters and vehicles to create their own unique journey through the galaxy.
Developed by TT Games in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Games team and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be available for the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC.
Friends and family can dive right into their favorite saga film and play through memorable Star Wars moments, reimagined with LEGO fun and humor. Players can start at the beginning with Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars™: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars™: The Last Jedi or Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, both of which are making their LEGO Star Wars game debut. From the desert of Geonosis, to the swamps of Dagobah, to the snowfields of Starkiller Base – players will have the power to revisit any planet, at any time, in any order they wish. The entire galaxy is available to discover and play in.
“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks our return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the launch of the original LEGO Star Wars game and it’s equally exciting to now move the series forward and help create a new era of LEGO Star Wars games.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features the biggest roster of playable characters in the LEGO Star Wars series including the greatest legends from every era of the Skywalker saga. Players can fight against the forces of evil as favorite characters such as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Finn, BB-8 and a legion of other heroes, or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and more. The greatest vehicles from across the galaxy are also available to command. Players can jump to lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon to outrun Imperial starships, battle First Order TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings, or podrace on Tatooine.
“With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, we wanted to give fans the ultimate Star Wars video game experience with all the humor and charm that is uniquely LEGO,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.”
“We are thrilled to continue LEGO Star Wars’ 20 years legacy with this impressive new game where kids and families can join forces to explore the galaxy together,” said Sean McEvoy, Vice President, Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contains a massive amount of content and is an accessible entry point to the Star Wars galaxy, featuring all of the fun and unforgettable gameplay that makes LEGO games appealing to audiences of all ages.”
LEGO Star Wars video games are enjoyed by multiple generations of gamers around the world with more than 50 million copies sold.
Since its debut in October last year, the LEGO Overwatch theme has slowly gained a following. After more than 8 months since they were introduced, fans of LEGO’s brick-built rendition of arguably the most popular first-person Blizzard shooter video game in Asia, are now pondering what’s next for LEGO Overwatch. The question seems to have been answered at this year’s Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Germany. And as Brick Fanatics reports, we can expect more LEGO Overwatch sets this 2019, with two possible sets still waiting to be revealed.
According to Activision and Blizzard, they still have a lot of plans going on for this year especially with regards to their collaboration with LEGO. I guess that’s bound to happen considering the wealth of characters and content that the highly popular video game offers.
Toy and apparel offerings for Overwatch continue to expand throughout 2019. LEGO® Group kicked off the year with the release of the first ever LEGO Overwatch product line, which will feature new product launches later this year at various price points.
With sets 75976 and 75977 teased at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, it is fair to assume that LEGO still has a handful of LEGO Overwatch sets waiting to be revealed. For the meantime, be sure to check back on all the LEGO Overwatch sets that were released so far. As of the moment, we have six sets that are currently available under this theme, and the Omnic Bastion (75987) set that was sold exclusively at Blizzard’s online shop. Just so you know, Amazon is running a sale on these sets at great discounts. Simply click on the following links to know more about this.
It’s kind of hard to miss the fact that LEGO is on a roll as far as developing video games are concerned. After the announcement of two LEGO mobile games namely the LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed and LEGO Tower, it seems that a new LEGO video game is about to make its debut by next month. To be launched across multiple gaming platforms, the news was announced by long-time partner Warner Bros and TT Games, and the timing of the reveal couldn’t be better – the new mystery video game will be revealed just in time with this year’s E3 which will happen in Los Angeles, California from June 11 to 13, 2019.
The news was shared by Playstation fan site, Pure Playstation. Though the gaming titans made it clear that they will be a launching a new LEGO-inspired video game at E3, WB and TT Games are still mum on what this will be. There are likely candidates though, and the signs seem to point to a new LEGO Star Wars game since it has been almost three years since we had the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens video game. And now that the Skywalker saga is about to come to an end with the final Star Wars installment, Rise of Skywalker, perhaps now is the best time to finish this gaming installment as well.
If you recall, TLG tends to gravitate towards completing its licensed video game sagas, similar to the movies and franchises they were based on. We have a LEGO Incredibles video game that features content based on the first and second films. The LEGO Marvel Collection likewise features all three previously released LEGO Marvel video games: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Avengers, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. And of course, we can’t leave out the LEGO Harry Potter Collection combining all seven years of Potterlore in two convenient discs. Needless to say, now is the time for that long overdue LEGO Star Wars video game follow-up. Come to think of it, it was also in the month of June when the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens video game was released, and it was in 2016’s E3 when the game was first introduced.
As much as I would like to see a LEGO Star Wars Video Game Collection, I have to say that all of this is just speculation from my part until such time that we actually hear from LEGO during next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). For the meantime, we just have to patiently wait for the next two weeks. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the tip.
In terms of LEGO-related news, “LEGO DC Super-Villains” might already qualify as “old.” However, WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales have done their level best to keep the videogame somewhat relevant. All it takes is a periodical release of newDLCupdates for the title. And their latest one’s a beauty.
Year 2010 had DC fans enthralled when DC Entertainment released “Young Justice” on Cartoon Network. Unfortunately its unprofitable toy-line with Mattel led to cancellation after only two seasons. Fan support led to creators Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman to continue the series on DC Universe streaming. It premiered last January.
History lesson over; as if it weren’t obvious, “Young Justice” is the theme for the new “LDCSV” DLC. Interestingly, the new LEGO characters are the titular heroes as they appeared in the original CN show. Superboy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Artemis are the pack’s playable starters, with new additional villain Black Beetle being unlocked after he gets beaten.
“LEGO DC Super-Villains,” if you need reminding, remains available on PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch. The “Young Justice” DLC is automatically available for downloading by Season Pass-holders and Delux Edition owners. Otherwise it’s worth $2.99 to download.
Releasing a toy line that interacts with a mobile game app doesn’t happen in a day. That’s the story behind “Hidden Side,” a spooky-themed new LEGO set line introduced in February. We know the backstory. We’ve seen the app features and sets. Now we get to see the official packaging.
We can thank Amazon UK for finally listing the sets for LEGO Hidden Side. Thus far there are seven sets shown. Each depicts a landmark or location in the game setting of Newbury High School. “Hidden Side” has players exploring these locales which transform into haunted versions when night falls.
Lab (70418) – laboratory setup with spirit portal; three minifigures and one “ghost-dog” figure
Boat (70419) – river tugboat and kayak with haunted waterfront; four minifigures, one “ghost-dog” and one gator figure
Graveyard (70420) – haunted cemetery; five minifigures (one skeleton and one angel statue) plus “ghost-dog” figure
Truck (70421) – weapon-laden monster truck and tricycle; four minfiigures (two ghosts) and (again) one “ghost-dog” figure
School Bus (70423) – weapon-laden school bus, roadwork obstacles and port-a-potty; five minifigures (two ghosts) and that “ghost-dog” figure
Train (70424) – haunted ghost-train (with track) and station; five minifigures (two ghosts) and you-know-what
High School (70425) – central location of the “Hidden Side” setting; the Newbury High school building that makes like the “Monster House” at night; seven minifigures, three of which are ghosts or spooky creatures, like that “ghost-dog” figure
From the original product announcement months ago, there’s actually one more set that wasn’t featured here. It’s the Hidden Side Diner (70422). It’ll probably pop up later, whether on Amazon UK too or someplace else. LEGO Hidden Side, both sets and apps, are scheduled to released sometime late summer, 2019.