LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler (30451) Polybag Revealed

It looks like the wave of new 2019 polybags is not yet over. Hot off the heels of the new LEGO City and LEGO Movie 2 polybags, comes another mini build straight from the Spiderverse. The building instructions for the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler (30451) can now be found online via LEGO’s Customer Service webpage. As you may have noticed, it is a smaller replica of the larger Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler (76114) set. This Mini Spider Crawler (30451) polybag also comes as our first polybag in 2019 under the new Spider-Man subtheme.

Coming in at more than 70 pieces, this new for 2019 LEGO Marvel Superheroes polybag features the newly designed Spider-Man minifigure (a cost-effective way to catch Spidey’s new minifig, by the way), with a much smaller arachnid build. 3 or 4 smaller builds of this Mini Spider Crawler (30451) goes perfectly well with its larger counterpart if you wish to create a brood of fearsome spider mech. There seem to be no special parts included in this polybag, save for Spidey’s minifig. So if in case you want to give it a try and build your own army of Mini Spider Crawlers, then check out its building instructions below. Thanks once again to Brickset for the heads up.

 

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LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) Polybag Discovered

The LEGO Customer Service portal has uploaded another set of building instructions that you might find interesting. The building instructions to create the new LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) polybag can now be found online. This newest small and fun build is the third polybag set included in the new for 2019 line-up of LEGO city polybags following the Fire ATV (30361) and Sky Police Jetpack (30362)

The LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) comes in approximately 40 pieces and includes a popcorn vending guy minifigure, a popcorn cart that comes with a ‘popping’ popcorn play feature and a nicely printed 1×1 brick element for the popcorn box. I’m not really sure, but I think the 1×1 printed brick is new for this one, and the excellent use of the rare cartwheels similar to that to the Hot Dog Stand (30356) is a welcome bonus for collectors and builders. The design of Popcorn Cart also reminds me of some of the arcade builds offered at our official storefront, the Brick Show Shop, with some modifications of course. Check out the building instructions below for the rest of the parts.

Needless to say, this new LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) will be a cool addition to your LEGO City carnival or park MOC. Keep an eye for this polybag at your local Walmart or LEGO brand stores, and let us know if you spot on the wild. Thanks again to Brickset for the heads up.

Building Instructions for All The LEGO Movie 2 Polybags Now Available Online

LEGO has once again updated its servers to include not just a ton of images, but also a great deal of building instructions for new, LEGO Movie 2 polybags. If you recall, we’ve already reported some of these polybags beginning with the very first one that was spotted in the wild, the Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528) polybag. Stumbled upon by Brickset via LEGO Customer Service, we can now have the chance to recreate these fun, little builds ahead of the film’s debut in cinemas next month.  Just click on the following link to download the instructions in PDF format directly from the LEGO Customer Service (Building Instructions) portal. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com

Emmet’s Piece Offering (30340)

 

Rex’s Plantimal Ambush (30460)

 

Lucy vs. Alien Invader (30527)

 

Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528)

MetalBeard also comes with two alternate builds: a Ship and a Trike. Though you’ll be needing two additional polybags if you wish to build all three of them separately.

 

Mini Master-Building Emmet (30529)

 

Similar to MetalBeard’s polybag version, the Mini Master-Building Emmet (30529) also comes in three variants: a Car, Crane, and a Robot. Again, you must have three separate polybags of this set if you wish to build all three of them separately.

 

Star-Stuck Emmet (30620)

2019 LEGO Catalog International Version Now Available Online

It’s this time of the year when you can expect the 2019 LEGO Catalog to be rolling out in LEGO brand stores. And in case you haven’t received your copy yet, LEGO has been kind enough to upload a PDF version of this catalog, highlighting more than a hundred sets to watch out for in this first half of 2019. This may not be something new for some of us, given that there are those who managed to have a copy of this catalog ahead of LEGO uploading its online version. Nevertheless, it’s still nice that this is now made available for everyone to see. You may either view or download a copy of the 2019 LEGO Catalog right here.

If you have a copy already, let’s take a moment to look at some of its highlights, and of what to expect from LEGO starting this January.

To start with, LEGO is understandably keen in heavily promoting its brick-built film. Gracing the cover of the 2019 LEGO Catalog are none other than the main characters of the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The table of contents underscores LEGO’s preference to present their new sets and product in a developmental fashion starting with the LEGO Duplo and Juniors line. Though the latter will eventually be replaced by the new 4+ theme, LEGO is still giving some room for some newer LEGO Juniors sets.

LEGO has also confirmed what we have shared before last November that indeed, Disney and LEGO have teamed up once again to come with another wave of Pixar inspired sets. Toy Story 4 is still far off slated to be released in theaters on June 21, so the details about these LEGO tie-in sets is still under wraps to avoid unintended film spoilers. What we are sure about these upcoming sets, as the 2019 LEGO Catalog suggests, is that it will be released under the 4+ and Duplo themes.

LEGO Disney Princess is also here to stay, with LEGO adding a “Build and Swap” play feature similar to modular sets.

LEGO Friends also introduces another novelty set with its Heart Box series. This series of stackable builds features minidoll versions of Andrea, Emma, Stephanie, Olivia, and Mia. Each set also doubles as a sort of a keepsake holder where you can keep each minidoll and other related accessories.

The heroic firefighters and aerial police of LEGO City take center stage in this first wave of 2019 LEGO City sets. This newest collection highlights new for 2019 features such as a 3-stud multi-shot water cannon, a water pump that launches LEGO water elements, floating minifigure parachute, and the return of the light and sound brick as demonstrated in the new Downtown Fire Brigade (60216) and Sky Police Air Base (60210).

And of course, the current CMF rave is still looking more awesome in the 2019 LEGO Catalog – the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023). What makes this latest CMF series more exciting is the inclusion of the main Wizard of Oz characters and several costumed minifigs. While the LEGO Movie 2 CMF is expected to hit LEGO Stores sometime next month, the 2019 LEGO Catalog already teased on the arrival of the LEGO CMF Series 19 sometime in May. Expect more news to come in about this next wave of collectible minifigures as early as next month, especially that the Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs are just around the corner. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home for details.

And of course, the epic conclusion to the finger-snapping catastrophe that Thanos brought to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally be revealed in Avengers: Endgame scheduled to be in theaters this April. The LEGO Marvel fandom can hardly wait on what LEGO has in store to celebrate the release of this grand film. Suffice it to say, LEGO and Disney are keeping a tight lid on any potential spoilers (which often comes from other third-party resellers) that may come along. So for the time being, the 2019 LEGO Catalog only has a single page, “Avengers Coming Soon” reminder for all of us. Perhaps the upcoming Toy Fairs hold the keys to unlocking these secrets – we just have to wait and see.

Aside from what was mentioned above, there are a great number of sets that you may want to watch out for this January. Racing from the Speed Champions theme, I do hope to get the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (75894). If you’re a fan of the classic LEGO Ninjago sets, then you’ll definitely don’t want to miss out on the new LEGO Ninjago Legacy series, particularly Cole’s Earth Driller (70669). LEGO Star Wars fans are also in for a treat with LEGO’s new wave of Microfighters Series 6 – the Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters (75228) is definitely a must-have for me. Finally, LEGO Technic is still going strong this year with an impressive number of new sets kick-starting 2019. I’m not really a fan of the larger Technic sets, but I like the idea behind the Getaway Truck (42090) and Police Pursuit (42091), and how they get to be combined together similar to 2018’s WHACK! (42072) and BASH! (42073).

1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (75894)

So there you have it – the 2019 LEGO Catalog from January to June sure has plenty of sets to offer to everybody. With more than a hundred sets to choose from during this first half of the year, it’s a bit of a challenge to zero in on that one set that will top your LEGO “must have” list. Which among these will top your own list? Let me know in the comments below.

 

LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) Official Images and Product Description Released

LEGO has finally released a stash of official images and complete product description of the mammoth LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg set (70840). True enough, it was on eBay where we first spotted this earlier last month (the post was eventually taken down as of this writing), while at the same time, a certain YouTuber is now exploiting a technical-legal loophole that allows him to keep his review video up in the video sharing platform in spite of the embargo mandated by LEGO. But whatever is the case, it is still good to see these crystal clear images of LEGO’s largest TLM2 tie-in set, Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840).

This direct-to-consumer set comes in at 3,178 pieces and will retail for $300. It will be available directly from LEGO brand stores starting January 16, 2019. Check out these images and read on for the Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) official set description. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 sets, be sure to drop by at shop.LEGO.com for more details.

70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

Ages 16+. 3,178 pieces

US $299.99 – CA $399.99 – DE €299.99 – UK £279.99 – FR €299.99 – DK 2,499DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Build and role-play with this huge THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Apocalypseburg model!

Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.

  • This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman™, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn™, Green Lantern™, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.
  • This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!
  • The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms.
  • The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.
  • Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.
  • Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons.
  • Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.
  • Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman™. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.
  • The removable roof of Lucy’s hideout has a buildable seat, engine truck front and water tower.
  • Fuse’s rooftop workshop features a buildable tool chest with a buildable fire extinguisher.
  • Rooftop diner features a buildable V8 engine deep-fat fryer, table, oven, ketchup and mustard dispensers, plus frying pan and food elements.
  • Train-carriage-shaped gym features a buildable punching bag with alien invader decoration and a weightlifting bench.
  • Truck-shaped spa features a buildable hot tub and shower.
  • This THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ toy building set also includes Chainsaw Dave’s surfboard rack with 2 surfboards, lookout area with a buildable telescope, an opening sewer and various ladders.
  • Weapons for THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ characters include Lucy’s crossbow.
  • Accessory elements include Emmet’s 2 coffee mugs, Lucy’s quiver, plus 6 new-for-January-2019 Skeletron head elements (1 as a basketball; 1 on a signpost; 1 as engine decoration; 2 as hair mannequins; and 1 on the armory mannequin).
  • Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ with this awesome Statue of Liberty toy.
  • This new-for-January-2019 toy measures over 20” (52cm) high, 19” (49cm) wide and 12” (33cm) deep.

A Closer Look at the LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023)

Before anything else, allow me to greet everyone a happy 2019! Yes, it has been quite a while since I made my last post here in the blog site with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and not to mention a seriously annoying case of flu that has been plaguing our family (including myself) starting this week. But yeah, everything is still manageable. Anyways, there has been a lot going on in the brick-built world of LEGO during the past couple of days, and allow me to start with what most of us is very excited about. We saw their debut in LEGO’s 2019 H1 (or first half of the year) catalog, and this time thanks to the effort of Promobricks, we now have a closer look at the very exciting, LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023).

Bear in mind that LEGO has not yet released the ‘official’ names of these minifigures but judging from a rough Google Translation from the German online toy store B&B, we can have the following tentative names. Check these out.

Awesome Remix Emmet

 

Battle-Ready Lucy

 

 

Apocalypseburg Benny

 

Giraffe Guy

 

Crayon Girl

 

 

Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield

 

Hula Lula

 

Watermelon Guy

 

 

Flashback-Lucy

 

 

The Swamp Monster

 

 

Candy Rapper

 

Golfin’ President Business

 

 

Apocalypseburg Abe

 

 

Vest Friend Rex

 

 

Kitty Pop

 

 

Unikitty

 

 

Dorothy Gale & Toto

 

 

Cowardly Lion

 

 

Scarecrow 

 

 

Tin Man

There are 20 minifigs to collect in this LEGO Movie 2 Collectible Minifigures (71023) series. We have no confirmed box distribution yet as of the moment, but I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in. Which is your top favorite minfig in this series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Movie 2 Rex Dangervest Plantimal Ambush (30640) Polybag Revealed

The past few days saw a somewhat quick succession of new tie-ins for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part showing up. While the boxed sets have been available on LEGO Shop@Home for some time now, several tie-in polybags have been popping up at retail or as part of some promo. After a blitz of polybags featuring the film’s main protagonist Master Builder Emmet, we now go to another character (who is still voiced by Emmet’s Chris Pratt by the way). Rex Dangervest, the spacefaring archeologist, adventurer, and raptor trainer now gets his own mini-set with the LEGO Movie 2 Rex Dangervest Plantimal Ambush (30640) polybag.

Packed with 32 pieces and a minifigure, the LEGO Movie 2 Rex Dangervest Plantimal Ambush (30640) polybag dramatizes what seems like a day in the office for Rex. With his trusty two-barrel hand cannon he’s ready to take on any plant-animal hybrid alien trying to jump him anywhere in the galaxy.

Info and images on this polybag have thus far only been seen on LEGO’s online servers, so we’ve yet to ascertain if it’s another retailer-available item like Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340), Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528) or the Mini Master-Building Emmet (30259). It might also be a promotional thing like the Star-Stuck Emmet (30620), which is a pre-order bonus at EB Games.

Credits to Hoth Bricks for the heads-up.

LEGO Ninjago Legacy Lloyd’s Kendo Training Pod (853899) Revealed and Available Now

Quite recently, the now long-running LEGO Ninjago line has introduced a “Legacy” subtheme celebrating how many years the franchise in all its various forms has entertained the fandom. As part of the Ninjago Legacy product release, a new minifigure character pod has been made available for collectors at year’s end. Following in the steps of previous LEGO Ninjago pods, there is now a Lloyd’s Kendo Training Pod (853899) just released on LEGO Shop@Home. Like its Ninjago-themed product brethren, the pod has been stylized with a lenticular character face, in this case, Lloyd, and also includes his minifigure plus accessories for kendo training, such as weapons and slip-on armor pieces.

Lloyd's Kendo Training Pod (853899)

Thus far, four LEGO Ninjago pods have been released, the first being a tie-in to 2017’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Kai’s Dojo Pod (5004916). Of the other three, one – Zane’s Kendo Training Pod (5005230) – has been a promotional item thus far, while Jay’s Kendo Training Pod (853758) and Cole’s Kendo Training Pod (853759) are both still conventionally available on LEGO Shop@Home.

Lloyd's Kendo Training Pod (853899)

The Ninjago Legacy Lloyd’s Kendo Training Pod (853899) is priced at $8.99 and has 25 pieces inside its container pod. It’s a great tribute to the longevity of LEGO Ninjago.

Where to Find The LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) Other Than LEGO Shop@Home

It’s finally New Year’s Eve now, and the latest year-end gift shopping activities would be winding down now. Well, except perhaps for the LEGO buyers and collectors. There are lots of new sets debuting January first after all, and even several of them that were actually released early, like the tie-in sets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Chances are, almost all the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in box sets that we previewed at the beginning of the month have been available since last week. There are a few exceptions though, like the adorably retro Benny’s Space Squad (70841) that throws back to classic-era space-themed LEGO minifigures like Benny. It’s appeal to AFOLs is unmistakable considering that this is the first time LEGO is re-releasing these classic Space minifigures.

This set is only on back order at LEGO Shop@Home, but some diligent searching online can turn up some early appearances for Benny’s Space Squad (70841). Amazon has it, and while it won’t be in stock until January 9, it’s still sooner than Shop@Home; but there are other, still-earlier listings.

For instance, both Target and Barnes & Noble have the set already available, certainly online and at some of their stores. Thankfully they have a zip code search so you can ascertain if your nearest Target or B&N stores have set 70841 already in stock.

Benny's Space Squad (70841)

The LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) features the 80s LEGO spaceman/Master Builder Benny and his identical (but differently-colored) teammates Kenny, Lenny and Jenny. The film itself premieres February 8, 2019.

RUMOR: Possible New LEGO Star Wars Yoda Statue Coming Late 2019

I have to say, the LEGO Star Wars line has been hitting some high notes with some of its set releases being buildable figures and statues. Articulated, ultrabuild figures of recent years may have had some tough luck in appealing to wider LEGO Star Wars fans, but brick-built figures such as the ‘highly polarizing’ LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230) may seem to have gained some following regardless of our relative displeasure towards it. Somehow related to this, we now have a rumor (first we covered in some time!) about their being a new LEGO Star Wars Yoda statue in the works, depicting the old, wise Jedi Master. This would make it an update on an already-released LEGO Yoda set from 2002 – a LEGO Star Wars UCS Yoda (7194) no less – but more evolved in design.

By evolved, we mean it’s been rumored that the new LEGO Star Wars Yoda statue will be similar in style to the aforementioned LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230). There will likely be some movable parts for this new brick iteration of Yoda, maybe an articulated arm that could hold either a cane or a lightsaber.

But that’s merely speculation right now. And of course, all LEGO-related rumors we discuss here on The Brick Show will be considered as only rumors, until LEGO itself makes an official statement to confirm or debunk these. The LEGO Star Wars Yoda statue is said to release in late 2019, perhaps just in time with the planned tie-ins for Disney’s epic conclusion on the Skywalker Saga with Star Wars: Episode IX.