This is the third in the series of updates that we want to share with you regarding what’s still missing from LEGO’s 2016 themed sets. These sets are already listed in several databases based on reports that have been making rounds recently within the LEGO community. LEGO, however, has not yet released the official images of these sets. We kicked off with what’s missing starting with some LEGO Marvel and DC Comics sets that we are expecting to be released before or after the last quarter of this year, and with some from the LEGO Friends theme.
Following the announcement of another partnership between LEGO and Lucasfilms to come up with a new brickified, galaxy-spanning adventure, and a glimpse of the official images of two of the latest starships in the LEGO Star Wars theme – the LEGO Star Wars Star Scavenger 75147 and LEGO Star Wars Eclipse Fighter 75145, Disney XD has finally confirmed the launch date of another animated series that will drive us into a hyperspace of good ‘ol LEGO fun. This time, we’ll join in the action together with the rest of the wacky Freemaker family, as LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures launches on Disney XD in June. Making their debut right after the insanely funny Disney XD shorts, LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, the Freemaker Adventures will have a new episode every day from Monday, June 20 until Thursday, June 23. Watch this:
Starting April 30 and running until May 4, selected LEGO VIP customers will be treated with a very rare goodie – one of 3,500 to be exact – which is the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th exclusive, “Escape the Space Slug” set. Since Saturday, a lot of LEGO VIP customers already received this unnumbered and untitled exclusive that comes free for every minimum purchase of $150 of any LEGO Star Wars merchandise. With only 3,500 sets ever released and distributed to over 120 LEGO Stores worldwide, it will not come as a surprise if this set appears on eBay at very ridiculous prices. Do take note that the chance to own this set comes by invitation only, with 25 or so invites per LEGO Store as reported by Promobricks. You also need to spend a certain amount of LEGO purchases as a VIP member in order to receive the invitation via email.
This is one phenomenal example of a bright idea, when done passionately right, will eventually yield the rally and support of the masses – in this case, 10,000 of them. In just two weeks, len_d69’s LEGO Ideas entry Voltron – Defender of the Universe earned the needed 10k support to proceed to the next LEGO Ideas Review Stage. When we first saw this entry two weeks ago, we just know in ourselves that LEGO has to make this one – this is one Voltron MOC that impeccably does it right.
LEGO is giving us an early teaser with its latest LEGO Store Calendar for the month of June. April is not yet over, and we still have a lot of good stuff waiting in LEGO Stores this May, but LEGO is already dishing out plenty of exciting things that we can expect from our local LEGO Stores in June: