It was roughly 4 days ago when he had our first glimpse of the LEGO Ghostbusters vehicles courtesy of just2good at Eurobricks, and this time, it seems that Amazon Japan has updated its LEGO database with the set’s official box art image. Take a look. The Amazon Japan listing further states that the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 (75828) is scheduled to be released locally on July 22 – exactly a week after the movie’s 2016 femme fatale remake debuts in US theaters on July 15. The set is believed to have 556 pieces, together with all the modern Ghostbusters minifigures – all five of them – gathered in one set. With a great deal on the number of minifigs that come with the set, then a price point of $59.99 sounds reasonable.
For some of you who are not yet that familiar with this recent, all-female rendition of the most favorite ghost-busting team of all-time, this video might help you be grounded on how they look like.
There has been some recent hype (and worry) about the limited availability of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Classic TV Series – Mr. Freeze (30603) polybag, which was first spotted at the New York Toy Fair a couple of days ago. Some feared that the said piece is only made available during that event, same with what LEGO does with its other promotional exclusives.
Well, we can set aside our fears since LEGO has officially announced that the Mr. Freeze minifigure will be made available through all LEGO Stores, and online at shop.LEGO.com along with a minimum purchase of $75 of any LEGO product. LEGO’s April 2016 Store Calendar also mentioned that the coveted minifigure will only be made available from April 1-15, 2016 or while supplies last, limited to only one minifigure per customer. We can just hope that LEGO has plenty of stocks to go around since this cool minifig is surely destined to be a hot item.
Other than the store debut of the Mr. Freeze minifigure, the following are some of the April highlights in all LEGO Stores:
April 1 – we’ll see the debut of new LEGO sets based on the Angry Birds Movie, together with LEGO Juniors Lost Temple (10725), LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Batman Gotham City Cycle Chase (76053), LEGO Elves: The Water Dragon (41172), and LEGO Minecraft: The End Portal (21124)
April 5 to 6 – The Monthly Mini Model Build features a Bumblebee.
April 11 to15 – The LEGO Ideas Maze Competition every 5 pm onwards. Brick fans will get a firsthand look on LEGO’s new Ideas- based product (21305) which may debut on LEGO World Copenhagen. We’ll keep you posted on this.
April 18 – Minifigure Swap Monday on all LEGO Stores.
April 25 to May 8 – LEGO Elves: Sira’s Adventurous Glider goes for FREE with a Friends, Elves, or LEGO Brand Disney Princess purchase of $35 or more.
Check out their April calendar here for more info.
So, I’m sure that pretty much everybody already knows this, but the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth 75098 set was revealed earlier today. Of course, many have already seen this on other sites, due to our inability to post pictures during our “error 503” phase — however, now that the site is back up again I thought I might as well post images anyhow!
So, here’s the full description, along with a ton of images:
LEGO Star Wars Assault on Hoth 75098
2,144 pieces US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00 Available April 30, 2016 from shop.LEGO.com and brand stores.
Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before with the LEGO Star Wars Assault on Hoth 75098!
This fantastic Assault on Hoth 75098 LEGO recreation of the Rebel Force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.
Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!
This amazing Assault on Hoth 75098 has so many more features, including a service area with a crane, a control room area, a power generator with an explode function, a rotating communication dish, a scout post with dual stud shooters, and a Tauntaun with its own stable.
There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!
Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
The Assault on Hoth 75098 Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
Tend to the Tauntaun.
Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep