LEGO DISNEY COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES (71012) HAS BEEN RELEASED EARLIER AT SOME PARTS OF THE WORLD

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It was just barely a week ago when LEGO finally revealed its much awaited LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures  (71012), Together with some pretty up-close high res images, and the promise that it will hit stores on May 1. However, some bricks fans may have enjoyed an early treat by getting their hands on what could be the most wanted CMFs in the minifig scene today.

A few days ago, Minifig Price Guide reported that the LEGO Disney CMF was spotted for an early public release over at Legoland Billund in Denmark. Citing the Legends Brick Group via their Facebook page, it seems that the legit photos are a far cry from an April Fool’s day joke since it was posted last April 1. Photo credit goes to Facebook user Wai Tam for letting us know of his awesome find.

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On a similar note, Spanish site Hispabrick Magazine also gave a preview of how the actual Disney CMF looks like. Though they did not go at length to discuss how they acquired the minifigures, the photos that they posted seems to be legitimate. Here are some of the pics that we got from them:

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It is kind of surprising for LEGO to release the Disney CMF series a month earlier than the announced schedule on May 1. If they are capable of releasing the series early on, then fans all over the world will be definitely happier if LEGO have opted for a simultaneous global release instead, as pointed out by Groove Bricks.

For now, we just have to wait until May 1. But if you are absolutely raring to have these Disney CMFs, it will not take long until we see these collectibles listed on eBay.

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[UPDATED] WATCH: LEGO DIMENSIONS SUPERGIRL AND GREEN ARROW GAMEPLAY VIDEO

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A couple of days ago, Portal Characters reported an interesting  discovery on the toys-to-life scene that could lead to the possible inclusion of two DC Superhero characters namely Supergirl and Green Arrow in the roster of LEGO Dimensions characters. Based on the report, an unknown hacker was able to crack into the game’s system and discovered some pretty interesting finds. By gaining access to LEGO Dimensions’ specific codes, he was able to unlock the minifigure characters of Supergirl and Green Arrow, which led to speculations ranging from a discontinued LEGO Dimensions character set, or on a very clever take on how to modify the LEGO Dimension’s core game.

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In either case, the last piece of evidence that seems to validate these claims was found in LEGO’s very own Replacement Parts service. As it turns out, specific minifig parts of Supergirl are made available on the site if you type in 71170 – the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack code for Playstation 3. The following are the minifigure parts that were thought to belong to Supergirl. The prints on these parts are pretty much obvious.

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Now another piece of ‘evidence’ surfaced on the internet via Bricks to Life, and this time, an actual gameplay video involving Supergirl and Green Arrow can be seen which further strengthen the notion of another Wave coming anytime soon. The YouTube video was uploaded by a certain Lego Vid just two days ago.  Watch the video below:

As seen on the video (around 1:24 mark), Supergirl is capable of firing off a destructive laser eye blast, coupled with a powerful dash that mows down baddies and other structures. Green Arrow on the other hand can fire his arrows in rapid succession and even has a special triple arrow attack which can hit multiple enemies at the same time.

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Hot from the reveal of his first video, Lego Vid posted another one just yesterday, which shows a rather interesting ability that Supergirl has. Watch this:

UPDATE (April 7, 2016): Due to an alleged copyright infringement complaint from Warner Bros. Entertainment, YouTube has decided to remove the video below as of yesterday. We’ll leave you to speculate on the reasons behind this move from Warner Bros.

The video shows Supergirl in her Red Lantern rendition, together with LEGO Ninjago’s Lloyd and other characters from the first video. There were no other details given in the video other than the fact that Supergirl’s gameplay is very much the same as that of Superman, while Green Arrow have similar abilities as that of Legolas.

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So far, these series of revelations may actually point out that LEGO could have actually considered the inclusion of these superheroes in the roster of LEGO Dimension characters. We just have to wait and see if LEGO will surprise with another ‘Surprise Wave’ in the works, or even perhaps a prelude to a Series 2 in the near future.

 

EXCLUSIVE CLASSIC MR. FREEZE MINIFIGURE (30603) POLYBAG PROMOTIONAL IS NOW UP LIVE.

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We reported last February that LEGO will be giving away an exclusive Classic Batman Mr. Freeze (30603) promotional polybag beginning April 1 for every single purchase and transaction worth $75 and more thru LEGO.com and all LEGO Stores. True to their word, Mr. Freeze is now up for grabs until April 15 or until supply last. As of this writing, the Classic Batman Mr. Freeze is still available via LEGO.com. Take note that this is a promotional exclusive and that LEGO has not listed the Mr. Freeze minifigure for separate purchase.

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If you’re eyeing for this exclusive offer to add to your classic Caped Crusader collection like the Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave, now is the best time to do so, together with some of the best deals that LEGO has to offer this month.

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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).

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April 5 to 6 – The Monthly Mini Model Build features a Bumblebee.

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April 11 to15 – The LEGO Ideas Maze Competition every 5pm onwards. Brick fans will get a firsthand look on LEGO’s new Ideas- based product (21305)

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April 18 – Minifigure Swap Monday on all LEGO Stores.

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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.

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Remember, the Classic Mr. Freeze minifigure polybag is only available until April 15 and as long as supplies last. We hope that LEGO has plenty to go around since for sure, this is one minifigure that is too cool to ignore.

BRICKCON 2016 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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Adult fans of LEGO (AFOLs) have something to look forward to this September. BrickCon 2016’s online registration is now open, with a sweet discount of almost 50% if you will register ahead on or before August 2, 2016. This year’s theme focuses on ‘Madness’ – as defined by the event’s organizer.

MADNESS – What is it?

Is it Anger? Hysteria? Absurdity? Foolishness? Mania? Delusion? Stupidity? Lunacy? Craziness?

Explore what MADNESS means to you.

Build something to show us your MADNESS!

 

BrickCon is a four-day convention for AFOLs, collectors, and builders of anything LEGO that will run from September 29 until October 2, 2016 at the Seattle Center. Traditionally held in Seattle, Washington for 15 years, BrickCon is attended by LEGO enthusiasts all over the US and even from around the world, and is considered as the longest running fan-based LEGO convention.

Registered participants have the chance of showing off their outstanding MOCs (My Own Creation), join in building activities and games, and giveaways such two (2) engraved, customizable 1×8 bricks (1 Yellow w/Black ink and 1 Blue w/White ink) for each Registrant plus the Red “BrickCon 2016″ brick if they register on or before September 18.

Take note however that registration for BrickCon’s Private Convention is exclusive to participants 18 years old and above, or 14-17 years if accompanied by a registering adult companion. Children and the general public may likewise have a share of the fun through BrickCon’s public exhibition days in October 1 and 2 where they can observe astounding creations and meet the terrific builders behind them to learn some of their techniques.

Here are some photos from BrickCon’s previous events to whet our brick building appetites.

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Source: The Brick Fan

THIS CUSTOM LEGO BATMAN CAVE IS ONE HUGE, SENSORY OVERLOAD

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If you’re as super as Batman, as the latest cliché goes, you just don’t get one movie trailer, but two in just a week. With the official release of the LEGO Batman Movie trailers just a few days ago, the Dark Knight is certainly getting some pretty decent media mileage. Other than the usual antics of egocentric DC superhero, fans are eager (and anxious, perhaps) to see how the latest LEGO cinematic masterpiece will give justice to the iconic home of the Caped Crusader.

Just a few months, LEGO paid tribute to this legendary hideout by introducing the LEGO Batman Classic TV Series  – Batcave (76052) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Batman TV series. With as many as 2,526 pieces, it is one impressive LEGO set that no Batman fan should ever miss.

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But one LEGO builder seems to be insatiate. His concept of the Batcave, frankly speaking, is too overwhelming. Dan Glasure has a different vision for the Wayne Manor and his customized Batcave.  In keeping up with our crime-fighting vigilante’s secret identity, Dan’s take of the Wayne Manor bespeaks of the duality of the life that our Caped Crusader has to live. Oh, wait, I wonder if Batman’s ropes snapped while he was doing his wall climb…

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Stepping inside the Batcave, you’ll be welcomed with Dan’s painstaking attention to details so much so that you must take a long look to appreciate its complexity. Placing the bats on the Batcave’s ceiling is one really cool addition.

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As you go further inside Dan’s Batcave MOC, you will notice how he paid attention even to the smallest section of the lair. Batman’s command center is truly a feast for the eyes so as the collection of arsenal that the Dark Knight has at his disposal. Take a look at how he cleverly placed the backlight behind the panel that contains one of his Bat suits.

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Of course, the classic Batman will be short of incomplete without his iconic Batmobile. Handsomely placed on top of a revolving platform, Dan opted to include the Boy Wonder’s ride as well.

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Be sure to drop by Dan Glasure’s Flickr page for more photos of his amazing tribute to the classic Batman series.

The LEGO Batman Movie will hit theaters on February 10, 2017. It features the voices of Will Arnett (Batman), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Michael Cera (Dick Grayson aka Robin), Rosario Dawson (Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl), and Zach Galifianakis (The Joker) directed by Chris McKay.

 

Source: LEGO Gizmodo

HERE’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE GREAT LEGO THEMED BOOKS TO BE RELEASED THIS 2016

We’ve featured several LEGO-themed books here at the Brick Show and its kind of helpful if we can look back at these soon to be released books and group them by month so we can better track their release dates. It’s like an overview of what to expect in the next months. Whether you’re an AFOL or simply would like to upgrade your LEGO-building skills, these books will be a great addition to your LEGO collection. Credit goes to Brick Set for the additional suggestions on what to include in our ever growing LEGO library. Book descriptions are courtesy of their respective publishers.

 

April, 2016

Birds from Bricks

Birds from Bricks: Amazing LEGO Designs That Take Flight

Release Date:  April 1, 2016; Author: Thomas Poulsom; Publisher: Quarry

Let your creativity soar with 15 projects using interlocking bricks and to make birds from around the world.

Interlocking bricks, such as LEGO(R), have fueled the imaginations of aspiring designers and builders for generations. In Birds from Bricks, horticulturist and LEGO enthusiast Thomas Poulsom guides you through re-creating nature’s feathered-friends in stunning detail. Assemble your very own cardinal, macaw, penguin, and more!

With detailed step-by-step instructions and full color photos of completed models, Birds from Bricks will let your creativity soar. Learn how to build 15 projects, featuring birds from around the world: North and South America, the Mid-Atlantic, Eurasia, Africa, the North Pacific, and Australia/New Zealand.

Each set of instructions includes entertaining and educational information about the bird’s characteristics and habitat. Poulsom’s creative and charming designs surprise and delight lovers of birds, nature, and–of course–LEGO.

 

DC Comics Superheroes

DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia  

Release Date: April 5, 2016; Author/Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

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.

 

June, 2016

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Ninjago Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded

Release Date: June 7, 2016; Author/Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Contains an EXCLUSIVE brand-new minifigure!

LEGO® NINJAGO™: Character Encyclopedia, a New York Times bestseller, has been updated and expanded with 48 brand-new pages of LEGO NINJAGO minifigures and sets, making it the ultimate book for your little ninja.

Read each character’s ninja file to learn what makes each one special and unique, and find out which weapon each ninja uses. From Ninja to Nindroid, each character has a brilliantly photographed page filled with amazing facts and trivia, like which minifigure is the rarest and which minifigure can be found in the most LEGO NINJAGO sets. Explore the vehicles, weapons, and locations that make up the LEGO NINJAGO world.

Discover everything there is to know about the Masters of Spinjitzu in DK’s updated and expanded LEGO NINJAGO: Character Encyclopedia.

 

Star Wars Chronicles

Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force

Release Date: June 7, 2016; Authors: Adam Bray and Cole Horton; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Featuring the latest LEGO® Star Wars™ sets and minifigures, LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force is a fun and informative guide to a LEGO galaxy far, far away. . . .

A must-have for fans of the live-action Star Wars saga and its LEGO incarnation alike, this is the most up-to-date companion to LEGO Star Wars, with detailed information about the latest sets and minifigures and illustrated with extensive photography.

Featuring an exclusive new LEGO Star Wars minifigure, LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Forcefollows the same format as DK’s LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side and LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.

 

July, 2016

Tiny Lego Wonders

 

Tiny LEGO Wonders: Build 42 Surprisingly Realistic Mini-Models!

Release Date: July 30, 2016; Author: Mattia Zamboni; Publisher: No Starch Press

Build a lot with a little with this collection of miniscale models! In this inspiring, step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to make the most out of your bricks by building miniature models of vehicles, spacecraft, airplanes, race cars, ships, and more. Fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as 75 bricks. LEGO fans of all ages will get hours of entertainment out of building miniscale models that fit in the palm of their hands.

In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you’ll create miniscale models of real vehicles like:

  • a space shuttle
  • Boeing 747, Concorde plane, and helicopters
  • Flatbed trucks and cement mixers
  • France’s high-speed TGV train
  • BMW and F1 race cars
  • Muscle cars
  • Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!

Let your creativity run wild with these pint-sized miniscale models of real vehicles. All you need is a few bricks and a little imagination.

 

August, 2016

Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure

 

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Release Date: August 2, 2016; Author/Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

A book with bricks that inspires kids to build, play, and learn, LEGO® Star Wars™: Build Your Own Adventure combines more than 50 inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters from the world of LEGO Star Wars.

Organized into five chapters based on different planets in the Star Wars universe, readers will use their builds to break prisoners out on Cloud City and spy on the Imperial Army on Endor. Model ideas will inspire readers of various ages and abilities, with an appropriate mix of easy, medium, and harder builds.

LEGO Star Wars: Build Your Own Adventure will get kids inspired to build and play out adventures of their own, and it comes with bricks and instructions to build an exclusive LEGO Star Wars model to add to their collection.

 

LEGO City Build Your Own Adventure

 

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Release Date: August 2, 2016; Author/Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

A book with bricks that inspires kids to build, play, and learn, LEGO® City: Build Your Own Adventure combines more than 50 inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters from the world of LEGO City.

Organized into five chapters structured around different environments from the city world, readers will use their builds to aid a sunken boat in the city’s marina and help control a forest fire in a nearby park. Model ideas will inspire readers of various ages and abilities, with an appropriate mix of easy, medium, and harder models.

LEGO City: Build Your Own Adventure will get kids inspired to build and play out adventures of their own, and comes with bricks and instructions to build an exclusive LEGO City model to add to their collection.

 

September, 2016

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The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies!

Release Date: September 30, 2016; Authors: David Pagano and David Pickett; Publisher: No Starch Press

Have you ever wondered what your toys would look like on the big screen? In The LEGO Animation Book you’ll learn how to bring your LEGO creations to life with the art of stop-motion animation. Before you know it, you’ll be making your minifigs walk, talk, jump, and fly!

Inside you’ll find:

  • A step-by-step guide for making your first animation
  • Techniques for creating special effects like explosions and flying minifigures
  • Acting methods for your minifigs—learn how to convey action and emotion
  • The secret formula for bringing inanimate objects to life
  • Tips and tricks for designing sets—make three buildings look like an entire city!
  • Advice for dealing with practical problems like lighting, framing, and capturing consistent photos
  • Building ideas for LEGO-­based camera dollies and rigs
  • Instructions and inspiration in the filming process, from storyboarding to post-production
  • Recommendations for cameras, software, and other essential animation tools

Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!

 

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The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 4: Monsters, Mecha & More!

Release Date: September 30, 2016; Author: Megan H. Rothrock; Publisher: No Starch Press

Get set for LEGO building and adventure! In Volume 4 of The LEGO Adventure Book series, Megs teams up with The Destructor to fend off a mutual foe: the Frilled Brickzards. These crafty reptiles have quite the appetite for shiny LEGO bricks! It will take collaboration, clever building, and lots of imagination to restore peace to Megs and Brickbot’s world. With 40 step-by-step breakdowns and nearly 150 example models, The LEGO Adventure Book, Vol. 4 will take you on an exciting journey and fire up your LEGO building skills!

 

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Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects 

Release Date: September 30, 2016; Author: David Scarfe; Publisher: No Starch Press

Indulge your love for LEGO by making the challenging, quirky, and occasionally practical designs in Geeky LEGO Crafts.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to build handy bookends, geeky coasters, a stylish wine rack, adorable pencil holders, and much more.

 

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The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book: 15 Designs to Spread Holiday Cheer

Release Date: September 30, 2016; Author: Chris McVeigh; Publisher: No Starch Press

This Christmas, LEGO is moving from under the tree to on the tree! With The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book as your guide, you’ll make classic globe and barrel ornaments, all out of LEGO, as well as original gingerbread houses, a merry Santa, arcade cabinets, and many more.

Packed with step-by-step instructions for 15 charming builds, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect family activity this holiday season.

 

Unofficial Technic

 

Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition

Release Date: September, 2016; Author: Pawel “Sariel” Kmiec; Publisher: No Starch Press

The LEGO® Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide, 2nd Edition contains 11 updated and expanded chapters on transmissions; gears and power transmission basics; wheeled steering systems; wheeled suspensions; tracked suspensions; pneumatic systems; pneumatic devices; building strong; basic concepts; basic units and pieces; and axles, bushes, and joints. The updated edition also has entirely new chapters on wheels, the LEGO RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing your own LEGO pieces.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress
  • Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do
  • Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems
  • Pick the right motor for the job—and transform its properties to suit your needs
  • Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look
  • Create remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines

This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. Your Technic adventure starts now!

 

October, 2016

Brick Animals

Brick Animals: 40 Clever & Creative Ideas to Make from LEGO (US Edition)  

Release Date: October 1, 2016; Author: Warren Elsmore; Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series

LEGO builders, rejoice! The celebrated author of Brick City, Brick Wonders, Brick Flicks, Brick Historyand Brick Vehicles is back with this new title that offers 40 original, ingenious, and unique buildable projects to make from LEGO pieces. In Brick Animals, anyone with a drawer full of LEGO bricks will be able to build and customize cute animal models, including a cute cat, wild swan, big polar bear, friendly monkey, and more. Based on the brick selection found in some of LEGO’s Classic series, each project is a great way to test out unusual building techniques or to mix up pieces from existing kits that have already been broken up. Free your inner architect with these fun projects that really get your creative juices flowing. You can follow the instructions to the letter or go off in your own direction–it’s your choice! Many of the designs in these books use fewer than 100 bricks, so you don’t need a lot of bricks to get started. Discover loads fun projects showcasing advanced techniques that are perfect for every LEGO enthusiast.

 

Brick Cars

 

Brick Cars: 40 Clever & Creative Ideas to Make from LEGO (US Edition)

Release Date: October 1, 2016; Author: Warren Elsmore; Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series

LEGO builders, rejoice! The celebrated author of Brick City, Brick Wonders, Brick Flicks and Brick Vehicles is back with this new title that offers 40 original, ingenious, and unique buildable projects to make from LEGO pieces. In Brick Cars and Trucks, anyone with a drawer full of LEGO bricks will be able to build and customize amazing vehicles, including a Ford Model T, SUVs, monster trucks, fire engines, and more. Based on the brick selection found in some of LEGO’s Classic series, each project is a great way to test out unusual building techniques or to mix up pieces from existing kits that have already been broken up. Free your inner architect with these fun projects that really get your creative juices flowing. You can follow the instructions to the letter or go off in your own direction–it’s your choice! Many of the designs in these books use fewer than 100 bricks, so you don’t need a lot of bricks to get started. Discover loads of fun projects showcasing advanced techniques that are perfect for every LEGO enthusiast. showcasing advanced techniques for every LEGO enthusiast.

 

 

 

365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks

Release Date: October 4, 2016; Author: Simon Hugo; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO bricks in new and exciting ways. This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours.

Visual tips and advice from LEGO fan builders will encourage you to get creative and have fun while learning new building skills such as building your own LEGO pet, challenging your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock, and creating a LEGO treasure hunt.

Featuring a timer and random number generator for selecting activities, 365 Things to Do with LEGOBricks is full of games and activities that will keep you busy every day of the year.

 

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Awesome LEGO Creations with Bricks You Already Have

Release Date: October 11, 2016; Author: Sarah Dees; Publisher: Page Street Publishing

LEGOs are great fun but expensive. This book creates hours of fun, new worlds and new toys from the collection of LEGOs kids already have. Each project includes a parts list so you can verify that you have all the pieces and even buy supplemental pieces if you want, but most projects avoid specialty pieces and feature ones likely to be in most people’s collections. The book engages kids with fun, kid-friendly language and cool facts about the things they are making.

Like other popular LEGO idea books, this book is packed with characters and life-like scenes, but takes the next step with detailed step-by-step instruction photos to help kids build more complex animals, robots, vehicles and buildings. The book features full-size photos of life-like scenes that are simple enough for kids to build on their own. Also included are a few no-instruction challenges where kids can create a unique toy using only the photo as inspiration.

Frugal Fun with LEGO Creations is the perfect play-time guide for parents, relatives, siblings and care-takers, and the activities are also simple enough that kids can create and play independently. This family-friendly book is sure to spark the imagination of your kids and keep them entertained for hours.

 

November, 2016

The Collectible LEGO Minifigure: The Ultimate Guide to Collectible Minifigures

Release Date:  November 7, 2016; Authors: Ed and Jeff Maciorowski; Publisher: Krause Publications

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Greatest Builds 

The Greatest LEGO Builds of All Time

Release Date: November 15, 2016; Author/Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

LEGO bricks have been used for decades by children and adults to create dazzling and playful buildings, vehicles, and unique works of art. In The Greatest LEGO Builds of All Time, sixty of the most jaw-dropping builds of all time are presented in full color, with close-up photos, scale representations, historical commentary on the structures, and details on how each building was constructed using LEGO bricks. Included in this collection are the Empire State Building, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Sydney Opera House, as well as other iconic structures created by LEGO crafters from around the world.

 

 

LEGO BATMAN MOVIE TRAILER #2 – WAYNE MANOR – SPEAKS SO MUCH ABOUT BATMAN

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“A movie so big, it needs two video.” That’s how LEGO’s YouTube channel describes Trailer #2 of the Caped Crusader’s latest iteration in LEGO brick form. Hot on the trails of the LEGO Batman Movie’s first trailer a couple of days ago, another one was just released for all the ‘uber nerd fans’ of the Dark Knight.  As Batman puts it, “When the rest of you are as super as me, you don’t just get one trailer, you get two trailers – in ONE WEEK.”

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The video gives us a peek inside the Dark Knight’s grandiose crib, in a scene that shows Batman being in a reflective mood in front of his old family pictures. In its usual LEGO fashion, the films points out what is clearly obvious already about Batman’s past – with a little bit of healthy sarcasm on the part of Batman’s loyal butler, Alfred. The ever loyal confidant knows Batman too well, so much so that he can emphatically say to him, “I’ve seen you go through similar phases in 2016, 2012, 2008, 2005, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1989 and that weird one in 1966.”, coupled with some video snippets from those years.

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Of course, the Dark Knight doesn’t want to be ‘touchy’ on the matter. He feels much better blowing off steam through his breakdancing and beatbox music. Unfortunately, Alfred forgot the basic rules of ABR – “Always Be Recording”, and was not able to capture that very seldom moment of Batman dancing (except for that weird, Egyptian dance routine in 1966).

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As a bonus and perhaps the most awaited part of the trailer, is when all the villains of the film were featured in one cool shot.

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Present in the video roster are (from left to right): The Penguin, The Riddler, Killer Croc, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Mr Freeze (just behind Harley Quinn), Two-Face, and Scarecrow.

Will soon see if the Caped Crusader will level up in his awesomeness to merit a third trailer before this week ends.

 

Source: Groove Bricks

LEGO SCOOBY DOO’S MYSTERY MACHINE IS NOW ON SALE AT 30% DISCOUNT!

 

Quick Link to Amazon to Save 30%

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From Bricks to Bothan shared this useful tip to all those bargain hunters and collectors out there. Fans of the adorable and brave (?) Great Dane will surely get a kick out of this because LEGO Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine 75902 is out on sale for as much as 30% off via Amazon and Walmart, making it yours for just $20.99. Any Scooby Doo collection will not be complete without this LEGO rendition of the gangs’s iconic van.

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You can avail of the discount over at Amazon if you are a Prime member, while Walmart offers free delivery for purchases of $50 and above. The LEGO Scooby Doo Mystery Machine comes with the Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Fred, and Zombie minifigures. Here’s a complete description from LEGO.

Solve the Zombie mystery with The Mystery Machine! Escape from the Zombie and the spooky tree in The Mystery Machine with spy glass, computer screens, camera and a giant sandwich. Escape from the spooky forest with Scooby-Doo, Fred and Shaggy! Avoid getting trapped in the branches of the spooky tree and jump into The Mystery Machine to get away. Read the clue and open up the back of the vehicle to use the computer screens, spy glass and other mystery-solving equipment. Work out the real identity of the Zombie who is secretly operating the tree then celebrate with a giant sandwich!

Includes 3 minifigures: Fred, Shaggy and Zombie/Zeke, plus Scooby-Doo (standing version). The Mystery Machine features a driver’s cabin with steering wheel and space for 2 minifigures, removable roof and foldout sides for easy play, stove, sink and spigot and assorted accessory elements including: spy glass, camera, torch, tape recorder, 2 computer screens, special brick with a mystery clue, gem, mug and a giant sandwich.

 

In case you’ve been bitten by the collector’s bug and is itching to complete the rest of the gang, don’t fret because you can get Daphne’s and Velma’s minifigures, including the entire set of the LEGO Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion 75904 for 16% discount also via Amazon.

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Here’s how the entire gang looks like in their LEGO minifigure versions.

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Happy mystery solving!

 

LEGO GERMAN FOOTBALL TEAM DFB COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURE (71014) TO BE UNVEILED ON APRIL 12

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Earlier this year, we reported that LEGO confirmed a new line of Collectible Minifigure (CMF) that focuses exclusively on Germany’s football team the DFB, Die Mannschaft (simply dubbed as ‘The Team’) set to be released on May 14th. Announced during the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, the said CMF will feature 16 collectible minifigures though it wasn’t mentioned who among the Team’s players will be included to enjoy the distinct recognition of being LEGOlized  in  minifigure form. Watch the Nuremberg announcement below.

German LEGO fan site Promo Bricks just reported a ‘Save-The-Date’ invitation for the CMF’s great reveal scheduled for April 12. The Team’s minifigures (71014) will be introduced via live streaming along with one of the members of Germany’s DFB. With the much awaited reveal of LEGO’s official Disney CMF, this latest minifigure series is sure to be another hit among minifigure collectors. Though it was already announced that the Team’s minifigures will only be available in Germany, we’re still hoping that these minifigures will find their way here in the US, and that LEGO will eventually expand this offering to all football fans around the world.

We’ll keep you updated on the developments of this unveiling especially as we wait for the details of the weblink in which we can watch the live stream. We can expect more news from Promo Bricks within the next two weeks, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show.

Source: Groove Bricks