THE LEGO JURASSIC WORLD APP BRINGS TOGETHER ALL THE ACTION FROM FOUR JURASSIC PARK MOVIES

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We mentioned yesterday about the latest Star Wars themed app that was released by LEGO in connection with a new Disney XD series – the LEGO Freemaker Adventures – which will debut this summer. As it seems, LEGO has another app in store, and this time the adventure is brought to the ground at an epic, Jurassic scale.

The LEGO Jurassic World app weaves together all the storylines from four epic Jurassic Park movies, recreating the most unforgettable and intense action sequences from the series, viewed from the creative eyes of LEGO and delivered in the most humorous way that TT Games are known for.

Set in the no man’s islands of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, you get to play the role of a brick-rendered dinosaur as you explore and populate the islands.

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Here’s LEGO’s official description of LEGO Jurassic World:

Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the global smash hit Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World™ is the first videogame where you can relive and experience all four colossal films. Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humor, this thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans worldwide to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

FEATURES

  • Relive key moments from all four Jurassic films: An adventure 65 million years in the making – now in classic LEGO brick fun!
  • Wreak havoc as LEGO dinosaurs: Choose from 16 dinosaurs, including the friendly Triceratops, deadly Raptor, vicious Compy and even the mighty T. rex.
  • Customize your own dinosaur collection: Collect LEGO amber and experiment with DNA to create completely original dinosaurs, like the Dilophosaurus rex.

Populate and explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna: Put your unique dinosaur creations in to paddocks as you complete special Free Play missions.

 

LEGO Jurassic World is available for $4.99 and can be downloaded both at Google Play and Apple App Store. Here’s the game’s official launch trailer.

 

Source:  The Brick Fan

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LEGO CLUB MEMBERS IN EUROPE NOW HAS A CHANCE TO WIN THIS EXCLUSIVE 5,268-PIECE LEGO CITY BIG BOX

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The LEGO Club’s Big Box Contest is back, and this time it is the exclusive LEGO City Giant Promotional Pack that is up for grabs. Members of LEGO Club sites in Europe namely that from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and United Kingdom have a chance to join in this contest where the Grand Prize Winner will receive the massive 5,268-piece promotional pack.

Here’s the contest’s description and mechanics as explained in English:

 

How to participate 

RESCUE HEROES WANTED! Just like in a real city, LEGO® City has plenty of emergencies and people that need help! Luckily, LEGO City can count on rescue professionals to save the day, but they need a vehicle to get them to the source of trouble! It’s up to YOU now! Grab your LEGO bricks and build an awesome rescue vehicle! You could be the one lucky winner of an exclusive LEGO City Giant Pack, featuring LEGO City’s toughest, coolest and highest flying vehicles!

The emergency services in LEGO City need YOUR help! Take out your LEGO bricks and build your model!

Send an email with a picture of your creation, the competition submission form, to clubmail@LEGO.com with ‘Rescue Vehicles Wanted’ in the subject line.

Remember to add your postal address and phone number to ensure shipment of the Big Box if you are the prize winner! 

All entries need to be received before 22nd April 2016!

 

The contest will run until April 22, 2016 wherein the Grand Prize Winner will receive the LEGO City Giant Pack exclusively packaged in a massive box measuring at an astounding 107 cm (42.1 inches) x 74.5 cm (29.3 inches) x 153 cm (60.2 inches), and is not sold at any LEGO store. With a total of 5,268 pieces, the LEGO City Giant Pack consists of 21 LEGO City Vehicles sets:

60109 Fire Boat 60074 Bulldozer 60115 Off Roader
60044 Mobile Police Unit 60092 Deep Sea Submarine 60116 Ambulance Plane
60079 Training Jet Transporter 60073 Service Truck 60117 Van & Caravan
60093 Deep Sea Helicopter 60078 Utility shuttle 60118 Garbage Truck
60108 Fire Response Unit  60081 Pickup Tow Truck 60128 Police Pursuit 
60129 Police Patrol Boat 60084 Racing Bike Transporter 60113 Rally Car
60119 Ferry 60107 Fire Ladder Truck 60114 Race Boat

 

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Head over at the LEGO Club’s site for more details on the contest’s mechanics where you will be prompted to download an entry form. Remember: deadline of submission of entries is on April 22, Friday which is around two weeks from now.

LEGO MINECRAFT AND LEGO IDEAS BIG BANG THEORY NOW AVAILABLE AT SUPER SWEET DISCOUNTS

It’s a season of great discounts over at Amazon for some of LEGO Minecraft’s sets plus LEGO Ideas Big Bang Theory. With as much as 30% on a Minecraft sets, this offer doesn’t come that often. Here’s a list of all the Minecraft sets on sale at Amazon.

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Ender Dragon (21117)  30% off

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LEGO Minecraft – The Farm (21114)  30% off

The Farm

 

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Cave (21113)  21% off

The Cave

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Snow Hideout (21120)  20% off

Snow Hideout

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Nether Fortress (21122)  20% off

Nether Fortress

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Desert Outpost (21121)  19% off

Desert Outpost

 

LEGO Minecraft – The End Portal (21124) 19% off

The End Portal

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Jungle Tree House (21125)  19% off

Jungle Tree House

 

LEGO Minecraft – Crafting Box (21116)  18% off

Crafting Box

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Wither (21126)  18% off

The Wither

 

LEGO Minecraft – The Iron Golem (21123)  16% off

Iron Golem

 

LEGO Minecraft – The First Night (21115)  15% off

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On a similar note, Amazon is dropping the price as much as 24% for LEGO Ideas Big Bang Theory (21302) from its original price $59.99 to $45.67.

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Regardless if you’re a fan of these series, seeing such price drops doesn’t come too often.  Though there seems to be a proliferation of Minecraft and Big Bang sets recently as noted by FBTB, now is a good time to take this advantage of these offers.

LEGO MARVELS AVENGERS FREE ANT-MAN DLC IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLAYSTATION USERS

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PlayStation users of LEGO Marvel Avengers are still in a swoon with the barrage of DLCs (downloadable content) that Warner Bros Interactive has recently released. This time around, PlayStation’s US blogsite announced another sweet exclusive offering with the Ant-Man Character and Level Pack DLC. Available as a free download for all PlayStation 3 and 4 users who purchased a copy LEGO Marvel Avengers, the newest DLC is based on the story and characters of last year’s Disney Marvel movie Ant-Man.

Warner Bros Interactive announced the said release coupled with a new trailer showcasing some of the movie’s super-powered characters such as Scott Lang in his own Ant-Man suit, Dr. Hank Pym with his original, classic Ant-Man suit, Darren Cross aka the Yellow Jacket, Hope Van Dyne, Janet Van Dyne (The Wasp), Cassie Lang, and of course, our most favorite ant, Ant-Thony. The DLC sees Ant-Man and the rest of the team embarks in a new mission to reach the Yellow Jacket, told in a most exceptionally funny narrative by Michael Pena who also played Ant-Man’s fast-talking friend, Luis.

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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers allows players to relive the most amazing moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while also playing as classic Avengers characters straight from Marvel Comics. The game is available for all major gaming platforms including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC).

UPDATE: Take a look at this walkthrough video of LEGO Marvel Avengers Ant-Man DLC for the PS4 courtesy of our in-house game master Brian.


Source: PlayStation via Brick Fans

HERE’S ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO PLAY WITH YOUR LEGO MAZE (21305)

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We have seen a lot of positive feedback and review with regards to Jason Allemann’s LEGO Ideas Maze 21305 since it was released April 1. Buy via Amazon!

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This latest LEGO Ideas set goes beyond the usual puzzle maze game by allowing players to build their own custom-made labyrinth by easily swapping maze plates without breaking the entire maze apart. So whether tweaking its level of difficulty, or to simply make it more fun, the flexibility that the LEGO Ideas Maze offers is simply exponential.

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Jason goes out of his way to demonstrate this through one of the videos that he posted at his YouTube channel, JK Brickworks. He demonstrates how you can add another level of fun with your LEGO Ideas Maze by motorizing it. Watch this.

As you can see, Jason draws his inspiration for this customized maze by observing how mini-golf courses work. It features some dynamic obstacles powered by the tilt mechanism and a motorized windmill.

This is just one of the many examples that he offers over at this website on how you can play with the LEGO Ideas Maze. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in your own terms, there’s a maze that will surely test your nerves of steel.

On a side note, if you happen to live in Canada and you’ll be nearby the Yorkdale LEGO Store in Toronto on Saturday, April 9, be sure to drop by and say hi to Jason. He’ll be there from 11AM to 3PM for some chat time and other cool activities. You can even bring your own LEGO Ideas Maze set and have it signed by Jason himself. Who knows, you may even get a tip or two from this LEGO master builder.

LEGO DC COMICS SUPERHEROES CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA NOW OUT

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This is just a quick reminder for all of you who are eagerly waiting for DK’s LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Character Encyclopedia. It’s out now for a sweet 29% discount from its list price of $18.99, making it yours for just $13.40 over at Amazon. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check some of the best LEGO-themed books that you should expect this year. Here’s an overview of what to expect from DK’s 7th LEGO character encyclopedia.

 

LEGO® DC Comics™ Character Encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, including Batman, Superman, and their friends and foes.

Learn little-known facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, the Joker, and Wonder Woman. Find out details on the various sets and where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets, and amazing vehicles.

Featuring an exclusive minifigure, LEGO DC Comics Character Encyclopedia is the must-have guide to the LEGO DC Comics minifigures.

 

In spite of its rich and colorful take on all the DC characters that ever graced the brick-building world of LEGO, we have a strong feeling that most AFOLs will be eager to grab this book primarily for its exclusive Pirate Batman minifigure. Credit goes to Brickset for the image below:

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We’re also excited to have our first look and hands-on review of this exclusive minifig so stay tuned here at the Brickshow for more updates.

LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: BOOK OF KNIGHTS AND BOOK OF MONSTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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It seems like we’ll be adding two more collections to our ever-growing library of LEGO-themed books. Dorling Kindersley will be releasing another character book this time focusing on the valiant defenders of Knighton in LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Knights by Julia March. Now listed for pre-order via Amazon and slated to be released on August 30, the Book of Knights focuses on our heroes’ adventures as well as their powers, upgrades, enhancements and a lot more.

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Here’s DK’s official description:

Prepare to enter the world of Knighton, a futuristic realm filled with with epic quests, scary monsters, and true technical wizardry, in LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™: The Book of Knights.

The latest must-have LEGO theme, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS introduces a new world of young trainee knights and their fiery foes. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Knights chronicles these heroes and their adventures, complete with upgrades and enhancements from a virtual wizard! Fans will be able to learn more about their favorite characters and their weapons, vehicles, powers, and more.

Full of all-new LEGO sets and characters, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: The Book of Knights comes with an exclusive minifigure and access to exclusive online content!

Yup, that’s right. We’ll be seeing another exclusive minifigure anytime soon. We have no news yet on what the minifig will be since Amazon and DK’s site neither shows how the minifigure will look like. This may not be the final cover art yet since the book also promises a new Nexo Knights shield that will be first featured in the book.

But before we get our hands over LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Knights, we’ll be getting another book that serves as an early complimentary for the DK release. Published by Ameet Studio, the LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters features the entire range of monsters and villains that caused havoc in Knighton. Now available for pre-order also at Amazon, this hardcover collectible is due for release on June 28. Take note that this one does not come bundled with a minifigure.

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Here’s what to expect from the title:

Discover hidden secrets and juicy facts about all the monsters in LEGO(R) NEXO Knights(TM)!

Set in the futuristic, high-tech world of the Kingdom of Knighton, LEGO(R) NEXO KNIGHTS(TM) follows five young knights in their quest to battle Jestro, his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, and their Lava Monster Army. Heroic knight,
Clay Moorington, leads the band of knights, including alpha superstar Lance Richmond, hipster Aaron Fox, Macy Halbert, a princess who would rather be a knight, and Axl, the giant. Together, under the tutelage of Knights’ Academy mentor and Great Digital Wizard, Merlok 2.0, they join forces to defeat the enemy.

 

Stay tuned here at the Brickshow for further updates about these awesome LEGO Nexo Knights books and the exclusive minifig that goes along with it.

 

 

Source: The Brick Fan

JOIN THE FREEMAKERS’ ADVENTURES WITH LEGO STAR WARS FORCE BUILDER APP

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LEGO’s upcoming Disney XD series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures follows the family of space scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy.  Based on the events of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, the Freemakers are thrown in an epic struggle against the Empire when their youngest discovers a natural affinity with the Force.

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Though the much awaited LEGO Star Wars animated series is still slated to debut in summer, LEGO gives us an early glimpse of what it is like to live together with Freemakers through its latest app, the LEGO Star Wars Force Builder. This newest LEGO app takes you inside the massive space station called the Wheel where you will find the family’s Freemaker Salvage and Repair Shop. Using the power of the Force, you can help the Freemakers build the most unique ships in the galaxy. You can also join in their salvage efforts so you can create the wildest, coolest, and most wonderful ships the Empire can reckon with. You’ll also get to meet some of the most famous characters in Star Wars as you help them fend off the enemy forces of the Empire.

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What sets apart the LEGO Star Wars Force Builder app among similar apps released by LEGO is that in addition to the range of LEGO Star Wars playsets that you can work with within the app, it also serves as a portal or hub for other LEGO videos and other fun, building activities. You also get to share your digital creations to other app users around the world.

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Here’s LEGO’s official description of LEGO Star Wars Force Builder:

 

Unleash your creativity and master your Force to become the next great Jedi Master Builder with the LEGO Star Wars Force Builder App.

Use the Force Builder to construct and fly ships of your own design. Recreate starships from the Star Wars movies, or mix engines, wings, and blasters to invent new vehicles with unique strengths.

Build for speed, maneuverability, or firepower, and then choose a pilot and take your vehicles into the Test Tunnel to see how they withstand a barrage of environments and obstacles.

Showcase your ship collection in your Hangar, where you can revisit and adjust them whenever you wish. Help others complete build challenges in the Mission Bay to rise in the Jedi ranks and unlock new vehicle parts. Demonstrate your mastery of The Force using the Photo Booth to set the scene and upload your Force Builder creations to the LEGO Star Wars Build Gallery.

Seek wisdom and laughter in the Video Portal, where you can view LEGO Star Wars animations, cartoons, behind-the-scenes videos with Jedi Master Builders, and more.

Find and share inspiration in the Build Gallery, where you can contribute your own creations, as well as view and discuss Force Builder creations by Jedi from around the galaxy.

 

The time has come. Awaken, and master your Force.

 

LEGO Star Wars Force Builder is now available for download both in Google Play and Apple App Store.

 

 

Source: Bricks Fans

OFFICIAL LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES – JUSTICE LEAGUE GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT TRAILER REVEALED

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Just two weeks ago, we reported that LEGO has in the works another direct-to-DVD feature animation that showcases our favorite DC Superheroes in Justice League Gotham City Breakout. The details about the movie were scant, save for the fact that the movie is offered along with an exclusive Blue Nightwing minifigure.

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Comicbook.com now gives us a major reveal about this latest Warner Bros Animation offering that comes as a great precursor for the LEGO Batman Movie in 2017. After several days of waiting, we finally have the official trailer for the Justice League Gotham City Breakout. Watch this.

Though Warner Bros mentions at the end that Gotham City Breakout will be available in DVD, Bluray and Digital HD, they are still quite mum on the release dates. I guess they’re not worrying about the fans’ reactions, unlike the way Superman worries about how Batman will give him ‘The Look’.

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Thankfully though, WB gave us a peek on the movie’s synopsis as follows:

Fighting crime is a full-time job and Batman NEVER takes a vacation. That is until he finally agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue trip – leaving Gotham City under the watchful eye of the Justice League in LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout. 

When Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane – literally – to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years, it’s up to the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a “vacation” as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It’s a brick-tastic battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League – with some help from a few Teen Titans – fends off an assault by many of Batman’s infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City’s safety. 

 

 

Thanks to Brick Fan for giving us a heads up on this.

LEGO DISNEY COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES (71012) BOX DISTRIBUTION

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Perhaps if there is something good that came out from the early release of LEGO’s hottest CMFs at Legoland Billund and some parts of the world ahead of its official release date, is that we had an early look and review of the these Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012).

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From close up images and even packaging designs, fans all over the world closely monitored these developments so we know what to expect once these minifigs arrive in the US on May 1. One important question to ponder is how these minifigures are distributed within in its 60-piece box packaging. Thanks to Dutch website LCC Builders (via Brickset), we already have an answer to this. According to site’s founder Sophia, LEGO’s 18 Disney minifigures are distributed as follows:

As you may have noticed, one can still have a complete set even if they are still unopened making their values even higher later on. Here’s a snapshot of all the Disney minifigures, straight out of the box, courtesy of the Legends Brick Group.

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