LEGO Minifigures Series 16 71013 Now Being Offered At Toys R Us In The US and Some Selected LEGO Stores.

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Promo Bricks gave us a heads up on what seems to be a legit offering of the much awaited LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 16, plus a closer look at the much desired minifigs that goes with it. We reported last May that Amazon France has already listed 71013 for pre-order.

This time around Promo Bricks reports that Toys R Us store at Appleton, Wisconsin has already announced the availability of Series 16 at their local store. TRU Appleton made the announcement via their Instagram account as you can see below.

UPDATE: As it seems, TRU Appleton removed their Instagram post. For those who missed it, this is the photo that TRU posted.

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Another Instagram user posted his find a few hours ago, claiming that he was able to purchase his polybag at a local LEGO Store in Texas.

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A member of the Adult Fans of LEGO Facebook group also uploaded several images of his treasure trove of LEGO Series 16 minifigures. He claims that he was able to purchase an entire box at a TRU store in Texas. Here’s a closer look at the photos that he snapped.

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Personally, these minifigures look so cool! I already like the guy in the banana suit and the kids in the penguin and imp costumes. We’ll keep you posted here at the Brick Show for more updates on the Series 16 minifigs, so be sure to stay tuned!

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First Look At LEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Story Pack.

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The latest Argos Catalogue from the UK has just been released and with it comes our first look at one of LEGO Dimensions Series 2 Story Pack. If you recall, Series 2 of LEGO Dimensions introduces a new Story Pack that allows you to play the complete movie, with its LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242). This time around, Argos Catalogue reveals what it seems to be as the second LEGO Dimensions Story Pack that will be made available in November just in time for the film’s release in November 11. Here are some of the images from the said catalogue courtesy of Brickfans.

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As you can see, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack includes what seems to be the Magical Congress of the United States of America LEGO Dimensions gateway, and the minifigures of Newt Scamander and Niffler. Similar to the Ghostbusters Story Pack, Fantasic Beasts will let you play throughout the movie’s story with some voices and quotes from the original film. It will retail in the UK for £39.99 which is around $49.99 in the US. We hope to see more updates anytime soon, especially that retailers are already in the loop.

 

Thanks to Brickfans for the heads-up.

Take A Look At These Life-Sized LEGO Statues of DC’s Wonder Woman and LEGO Ninjago’s Jay.

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LEGO is becoming more and more generous with their reveals as we inch closer to one of the biggest comic book fan conventions on the face of the planet. As it seems, LEGO will mark this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with a tribute to one of the most iconic DC superhero of all time who is also celebrating her 75th anniversary, alongside Marvel’s Captain America. If Steve Rogers is given the LEGO treatment by having his very own Captain America SDCC exclusive minifigure, the Amazonian Princess, Diana Prince will certainly blow you away with her life-size LEGO brick-built statue which will be one of the highlights of the LEGO Group during the Comic-Con. Here’s LEGO’s official announcement via its Facebook page.

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Standing at an impressive 6’1” tall, this build was created using 22,736 LEGO bricks and elements and weighs in at 138 pounds. The LEGO master builders behind this awesome statue took a total of 99 hours to come up with the design, and additional 218 hours to build. Take a look at these photos of Wonder Woman’s brick-built statue courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, followed by a cool, time-lapse video of how it is built.

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In similar news, another monumental figure will be placed on exhibit at this year’s SDCC straight from the world of the Masters of Spinjutzu. LEGO Ninjago’s Jay Walker will also have his brick-built statue for the Comic-Con as announced by LEGO earlier last month.

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Jay’s statue comes in at almost 3x times more LEGO bricks than that of Wonder Woman’s though it stands lower at 4’3”. Made up of a total 64,148 LEGO bricks and elements, these magnificent build took a total of 345 hours, or 43 working days, to complete.

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These and other LEGO superhero exclusives are on their way to SDCC and if you’re attending this mega event, be on the lookout for these brick-built statues and other LEGO-related things during its four-day stretch. We hope to see more surprises from LEGO on the next few days so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

 

 

 

Meet The Blockiest LEGO Superheroes Around With These 2016 SDCC Brickheadz Exclusive.

With less than a week away from the annual San Diego Comic-Con starting on July 21, LEGO reveals just keep on pouring in. As we mentioned before, The LEGO Group seems to be giving more attention to its LEGO Superheroes line-up as revealed with their latest Mighty Micro sets, LEGO has now announced via their Facebook page a new collectible that will also make its way in this year’s SDCC.

According to LEGO’s Facebook page, these BrickHeadz versions of DC’s Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and the Joker, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain America, and Iron Man will only be available during the SDCC, and with other sets to be offered later on next year. If you noticed, LEGO’s choice on choosing these eight brick-built superheroes is based primarily on this year’s most successful and highly anticipated films: Captain America: Civil War, Batman VS Superman, and the upcoming Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad films. If you’re raring to have your hands on this new LEGO offering, but will eventually not attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, then fret not. LEGO is running a contest where you can have a chance to win any of these LEGO Brickheadz SDCC exclusives by following them on Twitter @LEGO_Group or hashtag #LEGOSDCC.

As pointed out by Brickset, these Brickheadz looks very similar to what LEGO has offered in the past with its SDCC 2010 LEGO Star Wars CubeDude exclusives. Here’s a closer look at this initial BrickHeadz line, and the days in which they will be offered during the course of the Comic-Con. These limited- edition, and one-run only LEGO BrickHeadz building sets will retail at $40.00 and will be offered at the SDCC LEGO Booth.
Batman and Joker; July 21, Thursday

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Doctor Strange and The Black Panther; July 22, Friday

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Superman and Wonder Woman; July 23, Saturday

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Captain America and Iron Man; July 24, Sunday

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Here’s Stephen’s news report over at Brick Show’s YouTube channel.

Take A Magical Tour With The Designers Of The LEGO Disney Castle 71040.

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A few days ago, LEGO has pulled the veil off from one of this year’s most anticipated set, the LEGO Disney Castle 71040. Standing tall at over 29 inches, and being one of the tallest sets that LEGO has ever made, LEGO’s top designers now gives us a closer look at this 4,080-piece set with all its references to well-loved, Disney movies and some surprising, never-before-seen elements. Watch LEGO Designer Marcos Bessa as he is magically transported from Walt Disneyworld and then back to LEGO HQ for a firsthand look at the actual set of the LEGO Disney Castle 71040.

The LEGO Disney Castle  71040 pays tribute to the most loved Walt Disney animated films of all time like Snow White, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Fantasia, Rapunzel, Alladin and so much more. As it seems, the magic doesn’t end there, with a surprise element tucked under one of the tower’s spires – a special printed, fairy tale book that features the original, ‘Once upon a time’ Disney tagline as presented by Bessa.

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Graphics designer Austin Carlson provided the back story on how certain pieces in the LEGO Disney Castle were developed, including the minifigures that goes with it. For the first time ever, Tinker Bell gets her own minifigure with special wings exclusively sculpted for her.

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Set 71040 will be available at shop.lego.com starting September 1, 2016.

 

LEGO Officially Pulls The Veil From The LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time Set.

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The LEGO Ideas Team has finally announced its next LEGO Ideas set that will soon make its way into stores by January 1 next year. As it seems, LEGO is very much excited about the LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time Set that they already shared its first official product image via their blog site, coupled with the 21308’s official description. We don’t have any high resolution images yet, but looking at this first image is enough to get us excited as well. Coming in at 495 pieces, the LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time Set will retail at $49.99.

Here’s a look at how this set looks like followed by LEGO’s description.

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Build LEGO® brick versions of eight of your favorite Adventure Time characters and role-play scenes from the awesome Cartoon Network show. This set includes Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Gunter and Ice King. Use the included accessories to create your own stories and make every day a fun adventure!

So what do you think about this LEGO Ideas Adventure Time Set? Share your thoughts in the comments below or talk to us via our Facebook page. Be sure also to stay tuned here at the Brick Show for more updates on this set.

WATCH: Stephen Reviews the LEGO Creator Volkswagen (10252).

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Starting tomorrow, LEGO VIP members can now get their hands on LEGO’s latest offering that celebrates one of the most iconic vehicles of all time: the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252). Ahead of its public offering, Stephen gives us a tour on the finer details of this set which comes at 1,167 predominantly dark azure pieces. If you missed out on the hi-resolution, close up images of the 10252 from our last month’s report, you might want to check out its photos right here.

Watch the video below highlighting Stephen’s review of the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle including some of its nice play features.

The dark azure color motif of the 10252 is visually appealing, complemented by its nicely detailed interior and exquisitely curved design. Highly popular in the 60s, the Volkswagen Beetle was an icon for the surf-loving crowd. LEGO recreates that nostalgic feeling of the great surfin’ life back in the day as accentuated by its accessories such as a cooler with all of the nice contents inside, a beach towel, and a yellow and white surf board.

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Other than its play features, the LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle also boasts of a unique LEGO element which is introduced for the first time in this set. As pointed out by Brickset, this brand new piece is a ¼ circle piece used for the Beetle’s fenders and wheel arches. It has an official name of ¼ ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/ CUT OUT and comes in a dark azure color. Take a look at the photo below courtesy of Brickset.

 

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Other than this new element, 10252 is also one of those rare LEGO sets that use a predominantly dark azure color scheme. In fact, as much as 30% of the set is made up of this color, as pointed out by Mike Psiaki – the designer behind 10252. The current LEGO rendition of the Volkswagen is also much different from an earlier version back in 2008 with the LEGO Volkswagen 10187. The previous version was a little rough and jagged in its design unlike the more recent take of 10252 that features a Studs-Not-On-Top (SNOT) approach in building, giving it a smoother, sleeker, more curvaceous look. Just compare these pictures below, with the 10252 on the right, and its older cousin the 10187 on the left.

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We hope you enjoyed this great review from Stephen, and be sure to subscribe on our YouTube channel for more fun and awesome LEGO set reviews only here at the Brick Show!

 

It’s A Minifigure Sale With The LEGO Who Am I? Set (40161).

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It was just a month ago when LEGO introduced its own version of the popular Hasbro guessing game, “Guess Who?” with the LEGO What Am I? (40161). This time around, LEGO is now offering this 536-piece exclusive set for sale at a great discounted price of $32 over at shop.lego.com – 20% off from its original list price of $39.99.

If you seen the set already, or have read our news report about it earlier last month, you may know already that 40161 contains a total of 16 minifigures – 8 male and 8 female characters. Though the LEGO What Am I? is a great guessing game that appeals to children in general, minifig collectors and those who are working on their latest LEGO City MOCs may also find the set appealing for a whole new set of reasons. For the price of $32, having 16 minifigures and 4 pieces 16×16 dark gray base plates all in one discounted purchase, is one great deal that you don’t want to miss.

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At such a low price for the value of 16 minifigs and additional LEGO elements, expect this exclusive sale to be a hot item. Here’s LEGO’s complete description for What Am I? (40161).

 

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No. of Pieces: 536

Price: $39.99         Sale Price: $31.99

Give a LEGO® twist to an iconic game

Play LEGO® Iconic What Am I? and ask yes/no questions to guess your opponent’s minifigure or small build—there are 16 buildable and removable minifigures included with the game, or you can use your own to add to the fun! The game also comes with building instructions and rules for playing, and the handy packaging can be used to store the game between uses.

  • Features 2 game boards and 16 assorted buildable and removable minifigures to play with.
  • Ask your opponent a series of yes/no questions to try and guess their minifigure or small build.
  • The game can also be played with small LEGO® builds.
  • The packaging can be used to store the game between uses.
  • Makes a great gift for fans of LEGO® play sets.
  • This item offers an age-appropriate play experience for ages 6 and over.
  • Each game board has spaces for 8 minifigures and measures over4” (12cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.

 

Thanks to neoape for the heads up!

Hail HYDRA! This Year’s SDCC LEGO Minifigure Exclusive Is…

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Last week, we joined in the guessing game of figuring out what is this year’s exclusive San Diego Comic-Con LEGO minifigure. We already have a hint from fan forums and other LEGO enthusiasts that the two most likely candidates are DC Comic’s Atom as he is seen from the CW Network, and Steve Rogers in his latest Captain America costume and shield. The latter took its inspiration from Marvel Comic’s ‘shocking’ new take on the character of the most revered American super soldier who turns out to be a HYDRA double-agent operative. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the comics yet, I highly recommend that you do so before diving into the details of these exclusive minifigures. We also reported that a handful of LEGO minifigure knockoffs have been circulating around eBay claiming to be the Atom and Captain America HYDRA minifigs, and we’re glad that the real thing is far from how these bootlegs look like.

Now the guessing game has ‘officially’ ended with LEGO revealing one of the two minifigures that it will offer as San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. Over it social media channels, namely on Facebook and Twitter, LEGO announced (and confirmed) that Steve Roger’s Captain America is this year’s SDCC exclusive. Take a look.

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We have no details yet on the exact time or schedule when this exclusive minifig will be given away, but The Brick Fan reports that there will be a minifigure given away for each day of the SDCC specifically at the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30PM. The good thing is that LEGO assured fans who cannot attend the San Diego Comic-Con that they still have a chance of owning this Steve Rogers Captain America minifig by following them at Twitter via #LEGOSDCC.

As of now, we haven’t heard any confirmation from LEGO regarding their LEGO Atom minifigure SDCC exclusive. We’ll keep you posted as new info comes in, so be sure to stay tuned here at the Brick Show!

Reserve Your Seats At These LEGO Panels on July 24 During the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

SDCC’s website has now been updated to include its programming schedule, and similar to previous conventions, LEGO will make its presence known once again during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con especially on July 24, Sunday. Frankly speaking, LEGO-related panels for this year’s SDCC are quite modest considering that they only have three particular events lined up for the event. Nevertheless, LEGO fans of all ages will find these panels pretty interesting with all the exclusive reveals that LEGO has in store.

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First off is a LEGO Dimensions panel where participants will be treated with a first-hand look on new and exciting content following the E3 reveal of new characters and licenses on what is known as LEGO Dimensions Series 2. The best part is that all attendees of this panel will be receiving the limited-edition Green Arrow minifigure, similar to what LEGO has given away during last month’s E3 Expo.

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LEGO Ninjago is up next where the people behind its Cartoon Network TV series will give attendees a sneak peek on what’s in store on our teenage masters of Spinjitzu. They will also offer a first-hand look on what’s next on LEGO’s line-up of toys under the Ninjago banner. Are we going to see an all-new LEGO Ninjago set anytime soon? Or how about some new details on the big screen debut of The LEGO Ninjago movie, considering that it’s slated to hit theaters by September 22 next year? Attendees will surely have a front row seat on what’s next on LEGO Ninjago.

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Finally, LEGO’s latest franchise, LEGO Nexo Knights, will also take center stage during an hour long panel where attendees will have an inside look on how the characters of Aaron, Lance, Macy, and the rest of the team are developed. Plus, voice actor Vincent Tong will also join the panel to share with the audience how the villainous Jestro is brought to life on the screen. All in all, it’s a great weekend for all LEGO fans attending the San Diego Comic-Con.

Here are the complete details of these LEGO panels for your reference, as mentioned in SDCC’s July 24 schedule.

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LEGO Dimensions

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group offer Comic-Con attendees a new glimpse inside the ever-expanding realm of LEGO Dimensions. Be among the first to see a new trailer, new characters, and game features in this unparalleled mash-up game experience. Featuring key members of the TT Games development team and voice acting talent. All attendees will receive a limited-edition LEGO Green Arrow minifigure! LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

Sunday, July 24, 2016 11:15am – 12:15pm; Room 6DE

 

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Tommy Andreasen (showrunner), Kevin and Dan Hageman (writers, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), join Simon Lucas (design lead), Christopher Stamp (designer), and Nelson Lamonica (property lead) discuss the latest season of the Cartoon Network TV series, offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the toys, and talk about new stories in the Ninjago universe. Vincent Tong (voice actor) will discuss his role as the voice of Kai, the Red Ninja. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

Sunday, July 24, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm; Room 7AB

 

LEGO Nexo Knights: Behind the Scenes

Get a look at the newest property from The LEGO Group: Nexo Knights! Tommy Andreasen (showrunner) and Mark Hoffeimeir (writer) discuss the characters and the development of the TV series seen on Cartoon Network. Samuel Johnson (senior designer) and Mark Stafford (senior designer) talk about the product design process and Melissa Pickering (design manager) talks about creating a digital experience that bridges the digital and the physical. Vincent Tong (voice actor) joins the panel to talk about bringing the character of Jestro to life on screen. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).

Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:45pm – 3:45pm; Room 5AB