It’s another great month to look forward to as LEGO has just released its July 2016 Store Calendar loaded with cool promotions and highly anticipated sets for summer 2016. So let’s sort out and see what LEGO has in store for us this July.
The free May to June digital editions of LEGO Club magazines are now available for download, and with it comes a Star Wars insert that features the members of the Freemaker family. Starring in their own Disney XD LEGO series, which will debut on June 20, The Freemaker Adventures centers on the family of space scavengers set between the events of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi. In spite of the Empire’s iron grip gradually spanning across the galaxy, things were going along well with the family business as the Freemakers salvage and repair what they could from the floating debris that sprawled across the galaxy brought about by the sporadic skirmishes between the starships of the Imperial troops and those from the Resistance. Things got a little bit complicated when the youngest member of the family, 12-year old Rohan, discovered that he is Force sensitive through the aid of the ancient artifact, the Kyber Saber. Mastering the Force is something that Rohan will need to learn eventually, plus doing so is a great way to ease his job as well (I know, like what Hans Solo used to say, ‘That’s not how the Force works!’).
Last March, we had our first piece of news on the pricing and piece count of upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets based on the spin-off movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With 5 sets and 3 buildable figures identified, there has been a lot of speculation on who and what scenes or vehicles will make it to the cut to be rendered in brick form.
Our first look on LEGO’s Ninjago Summer releases has come full circle, with the release of official images for LEGO Ninjago Airjitzu Battlegrounds 70590. Thanks to just2good, he managed to obtain several of these images via LEGO’s online cache. Coming in at 666 pieces and retailing at $59.99, it is somewhat similar to LEGO Ninjago Battle Arena 2520, with the addition of the Airjitzu flyers. Unique to 70590 are the new Ghost Sensei Yang, Airjitzu Lloyd and Airjitzu Nya minifigures. Take a look at these close-up images.
A couple of weeks back, we featured some of the LEGO Friends set that we are still waiting to be released, and one of them is the Heartlake Performance School 41134. Though the inclusion of this set as a summer release has been discussed extensively, we still yet to see its official images. We had a glimpse of 41134 when Rebrick launched its ongoing Celebrate the Best of Friends contest, and included Heartlake Performance School as one of the four LEGO Friends sets to be given away to those who will make it to the semi finals, along with Heartlake Super Market 41118, Adventure Park Hotdog Van 41129, and 41122 Adventure Camp Tree. The image was quite small actually, and it’s kind of difficult to see any details beyond the set’s name and piece count.