CAN YOU GUESS WHO THIS COOL TRANSFORMER IS?

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Those who grew up with trading cards and collecting posters from the 80’s knew very well this unassuming transforming mech. If you said ‘Soundwave’, then your knowledge of classic transformers is impeccable. This very excellent rendition from master mech builder Joe Perez (aka MortalSwordsman) gives Megatron’s right hand man a LEGO build worthy of this iconic Decepticon.

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This is how Soundwave looks like in his classic 80s Transformers look. The mech at the right is Autobot Blaster – a boombox changing cassette deck similar to Soundwave. As the Decepticon’s Communications Officer, Soundwave is capable of detecting and jamming radio transmissions which makes him very useful for Decepticon leader Megatron.

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Since we featured Moko’s transforming LEGO brick last month, this is perhaps the most excellent, and realistic classic Transformer MOC that we have ever seen. Joe even went as far as building three of Soundwave’s most favored minions: Laserbeak, Ravage, and Frenzy.

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These ‘microfighters’ can also easily transform to their cassette tape versions as seen in the classic Transformers TV series. They are usually used for intelligence gathering and reconnaissance missions and are very good at it. Fully transformable without the need to remove any pieces, Laserbeak, Ravage, and Frenzy all fit nicely into Soundwave’s chest and are ready to spring into action at the behest of their master.

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With such abilities and firepower at his disposal, no wonder Megatron gives much premium to his trusted Communications Officer. Be sure to check the rest of Joe Perez’ rendition of Soundwave over at his Flickr address. Can you think of any other great transforming mech rendered in LEGO form? Share us your finds in the comment section below.

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OUR FIRST LOOK OF THE OFFICIAL IMAGES FOR THE 2016 LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER SETS

We had our first glimpse of what LEGO has in store for us this summer regarding their newest Star Wars themed set during last February’s New York Toy Fair. Now some of these sets have been finally listed by Amazon UK for pre-order which is due for release on June 1. These are great selections coming from the different parts of the Star Wars verse particularly from Rebels, Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and the upcoming Disney XD animated series, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. There have been no details posted yet on Amazon UK other than the official box art and the assembled set, with titles posted as ‘Star Wars TM Confidential_Retail’ and a product description that seems to be out of step. Missing from Amazon UK’s listing is the LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157 and the LEGO Star Wars Eclipse Fighter 75145

These first two sets are from LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures featuring Naare’s starship and the Freemaker’s scavenger ship respectively.

 

LEGO Star Wars Eclipse Fighter 75145 (credit goes to Just2Good via the Brick Fan)

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Straight from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens comes the scenes from the desert planet of Jakku, and the dramatic scene of Poe Dameron’s attempted escape aboard the cool and sleek blue Resistance X-Wing Fighter against advancing Flametroopers.

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The following sets from this theme are from the animated TV series Star Wars: Rebels, including the LEGO Star Wars Captain Rex’s AT-TE 75157 (no official images available yet for this set as of this writing).

LEGO Star Wars Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Fighter 75150

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OUR FIRST LOOK OF THE OFFICIAL IMAGES FOR THE 2016 LEGO CREATOR SUMMER SETS

Last February, we did an extensive coverage of LEGO’s offerings which they unveiled during the New York Toy Fair this year. We saw a pretty good line-up of great sets back then coming from themes such as Star Wars, Elves, City, Friends, Disney Princess, Nexo Knights, Ninjago and a lot more.  One of the sets that we covered was the LEGO Creator sets due to be released this summer.

Just recently, the Brick Fan shared these official photos released by Just2Good a few moments ago showing both the official box art and assembled sets. With four sets under the Creator line-up, these are all excellent builds by themselves.

 

LEGO 31049 Twin Spin Helicopter – 326 pieces/$29.99

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LEGO 31051 Lighthouse Point – 528 pieces/$59.99

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LEGO 31052 Vacation Getaways – 794 pieces/$69.99

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LEGO 31053 Treehouse Adventures – 387 pieces/$34.99

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COULD THIS BE THE LEGO BOX ART FOR ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY?

Two weeks ago, we reported on the set numbers, piece count and pricing of LEGO’s upcoming Rogue One Sets to be released tentatively around September, or three months before the film debuts in US theaters on December 16. Following several rave reviews and analysis of Rogue One’s official trailer after it was released last Thursday, we had our first hand look at the characters, vehicles, and scenes that can have the potential of being included as part of the 5 LEGO Rogue One Sets, and 3 buildable figures. Brickset did an excellent job in coming up with a list of suggested sets that may appear in LEGO Rogue One based on the movie’s official teaser trailer.

Now StarWars.com gives us another reveal to look forward to, this time the official product packaging that will follow for its lines of Rogue One toys, collectibles, and other memorabilia. Take a look at its visually powerful packaging.

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The packaging follows a predominantly black and blue color scheme and prominently displays the logo of the Empire. It also shows the newest trooper to be added in the Star Wars canon: a never-before-seen black Death Trooper (aka Shadow Trooper) known to be an elite special forces team within the Imperial Army that are usually summoned when things go out of hand. The war machine that is also featured on the packaging is the iconic Imperial land behemoth, the All Terrain Armored Transport or the mighty AT-AT. Similar to other Star Wars set scheduled to be released this year and from those of 2015, the packaging will also have Disney’s logo printed on the lower right corner of the box.

We’ll keep you posted for more updates here at the Brick Show, and in case you want to see it again, here’s the first official teaser of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

This Exclusive, Limited Edition Commander Cody Maxi Figure May Become The Most Expensive Lego Set Ever.

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I just happen to stumble upon this post by Minifig Price Guide, and frankly speaking, this maxi figure of Commander Cody did not initially appeal to me and I was honestly planning to dismiss it – not until I saw the story behind this one.

Back in 2008, Toys R Us teamed up with LEGO in a raffle to celebrate to launch of the animated TV series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The prize: an exclusive maxi-figure rendition of Clone Commander Cody as he is seen in his minifigure version in LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Gunship 7676.

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LEGO came up with only 32 of these ultra rare maxi-figures, 12 of which landed in TRU stores in UK. Each Commander Cody maxi-fig comes marked with a label underneath its right foot showing its unique model number. Several sites like From Bricks to Bothans and Jedi News also mentioned this collectible in 2008.

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An entry form is used for the raffle which looks like the one below. Take note that the fine print on the back (i.e. Terms and Conditions) specifically mentioned that photocopied entry forms are not allowed, which adds weight to the value of this collectible. There was no online version of this form as well.

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Okay, for sure this is one unique LEGO set that may be ranked among the rest of highly valuable and pricey LEGOs around. I never understood the extent of its value until I saw the eBay page where it is being auctioned. Currently as of this writing, this Limited Edition LEGO Commander Cody is at its highest bid of $11,800, with 4 days left before bidding closes. I have to double-check on what could be the most expensive piece of LEGO set that was auctioned or bought. The only condition is that it must be a complete LEGO set and not just any particular piece or a minifigure. Currently, my research led me to the LEGO Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon 10179 that is currently valued at $4,4307.

The seller posted the following info about the Commander Cody maxi-figure.

This is one of the rarest Star Wars LEGO pieces you will ever see. This is Commander Cody No. 15 of 32 made in the world. In Europe, only 12 were released and this was made exclusively for Toys R Us competition in 2008. It comes with its own identity number and authenticity certificate and a blank original entry form for the completion. You won’t see another one like it, it will be the centerpiece of your Star Wars LEGO collection. Feel free to ask any questions and I am open to sensible offers , International bidders postage will be tracked and cost will depend on where it being sent. After the winning bid , I will let you know what it will cost , I’m not into making money on postage so what it cost will be exactly what you pay. Happy bidding!

Here’s LEGO/TRU’s official description:

Commander Cody serves as Obi-Wan’s second-in-command of the 212th Attack Battalion and places duty above all else.

To celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Toys R Us has teamed up with LEGO to give 12 lucky winners the chance to own one of these exclusive limited edition Commander Cody figures.

There are only 32 of these figures in the world! Each figure is 30 cm high by 18 cm wide, built out of LEGO bricks and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each has its own unique number, which can be found on a label on one of Commander Cody’s feet.

The seller claims that this LEGO Commander Cody No. 15 comes with its Certificate of Authenticity as it is given by TRU.

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Here are more pictures of Commander Cody’s LEGO iteration.

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We’ll watch the developments on this exclusive maxi-figure over the next few days. If the eBay auction happens to be successful, then we’ll see if this ultra rare Commander Cody will earn a spot on the world’s priciest and most valued LEGO collectible ever.

So stay tuned here at the Brick Show for more updates.

[UPDATE] LEGO Uniqlo Shirts Now Available In The US – Free Shipping For Purchases of $99 and Up.

Having a LEGO fashion sense has never been this easy and affordable. A couple of days ago, we were impressed by a line up of pretty cool LEGO-themed shirts brought about by the recent partnership between LEGO Group and Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo. With an expanded selection of official LEGO shirts now hitting US shores (it seemed to have made its debut in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong and the Philippines), Uniqlo sweetens the deal by offering a FREE SHIPPING for all online orders of $99 and above.

If you head over Uniqlo’s US site right now, you may still be able to grab the chance of owning one of these brick-rendered shirts starting at $14.90. Unfortunately, as of this writing, some designs and sizes are probably out of stock already since what are currently available right now are male adult sizes. Nevertheless, the design on them looks great as it goes perfectly well with any LEGO fashionista.

It will be a welcomed treat if Uniqlo stores in the US will also give away a polybag set just like this one when you do an in-store purchase, similar to what they offered in Hongkong and the Philippines.

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Source: The Brick Fan

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.

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  • 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

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

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LEGO Minecraft – The Cave (21113)  21% off

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

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

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

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

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

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LEGO Minecraft – Crafting Box (21116)  18% off

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LEGO Minecraft – The Wither (21126)  18% off

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

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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