We’re just roughly three weeks away before The LEGO Movie 2 lands in cinemas, and we can expect a lot more in-store events to happen as part of the film’s promotions. LEGO fans in North America, particularly in Canada are in for a treat at selected Toys R Us stores, where the TRU brand is still going strong. Beginning this Saturday, January 19 up until February 9, Toys R Us stores across Canada will be hosting the following LEGO Movie 2 events that will give kids the chance to build and take their very own LEGO Movie 2 creations. Here’s a rundown of these events as posted in TRU Canada’s event page.
January 19 (11AM to 1PM)
Be an Epic LEGO Builder!
Use your imagination and build your own scene from the movie! Plus take home a FREE movie poster! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. While they last. Max. 100 per store.
Exclusive LEGO Event – Build Something Awesome Together at Toys R Us Langley in Willowbrook Mall
On Saturday, January 19th & Sunday, January 20th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., come hang out and watch as Canada’s only Lego Certified Professional, Robin Sather, builds a giant model of Emmet’s Dreamhouse! It’s going to be 6 feet tall – you’ll have to come in to see it to believe it!
Plus, kids can get inspired to make and display their own awesome creation and receive a FREE movie poster giveaway!
January 26 (11AM to 1PM)
R Club Members Exclusive Event – Parent and Toddler Creative Play Time
Use your imagination to build a LEGO® DUPLO® alien to take home! Registration required. Not an R club member? Join the R club program for exclusive offers and events. Sign-up in-store with your R Club card by Jan. 24. Recommended for ages 1 ½ years or older. While quantities last. Max. 50 registrants per store.
February 2 (11AM to 1PM)
Build an Original LEGO Character!
Use bricks to build your own original LEGO character and take it home! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.
February 9 (11AM to 1PM)
Build Emmet’s House or Rescue Rocket!
A 2-in-1 Make and Take! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Max. 200 builds per store, while they last!
So if you happen to live in Canada and you have a TRU store near you, it pays off to know these events and pre-register as needed. What is interesting is the micro-build of Emmet’s House which will be given away on February 9, though better expect this to run out quickly since it is only limited to 200 freebies per store.
This may not come as a surprise for most LEGO fans, since similar to previous McDonald’s promotions, it has not been once that LEGO has partnered together with the international fast-food chain in promoting their brick-inspired films. And from 2014’s LEGO Movie lenticular cups to the LEGO Batman Movie assorted toys from 2017, we now have the latest wave of LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal promotions that you may want to check out.
The McDonald’s Happy Meal site has confirmed since the start of this year that McDonald’s will be giving away Happy Meal toys that are inspired by the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 film. However, the site has not revealed what these Happy Meal toys will be. If you recall, the first LEGO Movie Happy Meal promotional had a more uniform look with their series of lenticular cups, and this time around for the LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal promotions, it looks like it will follow the same direction with their upcoming offers.
Tipped by a LEGO fan in Russia, Instagram user dscbricks has uploaded a photo that shows how these LEGO Movie 2 McDonalds Happy Meal toys will look like.
Based on a description by dscbricks, these are actually over-sized minifigure heads based on the characters from the sequel. We have Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Ultrakatty, Sweet Mayhem, Benny, Superman, Rex Dangervest, 2 Duplon Invaders, Wonder Woman, and Unikitty in her normal, cheery look. Furthermore, each minifigure head keychain is said to open up to reveal a small compartment to put on any knick-knacks that you might fancy. There is no confirmation if there will be anything inside as part of the promotional, but it’s most likely to include some small toys, games, puzzles, stickers and other similar stuff. It’s best not to expect any actual LEGO pieces though, and even minifigures for that matter.
There is no word yet if this LEGO Movie 2 McDonald’s Happy Meal promotions in Russia will also be the same in the US, but it’s not a long shot to consider the possibility that it will be likely the same. So what do you think about this selection of Happy Meal toys? Do you think it’s worth the buy? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
After the reveal of a LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack, it looks like the LEGO Movie 2 will also get its own promotional pod, thanks to this image shared by eagle-eyed LEGO fan, the_real_fcl. Based on its actual blister packaging, The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod also has a lenticular sticker common to other LEGO promotional pods. To be clear, I’m not really sure if this is considered as a promotional item since the Instagram post does not mention its availability, or where it was spotted.
The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod features Emmet of course (I think we’re getting too much of Emmet already), and a minibuild crane built inside the pod. It somehow deviates from the typical LEGO pods that we have seen so far since those previously released by LEGO portrays characters like Darth Vader, Batman, Zane, and Lloyd just to name some in a home-like pod that includes an interesting collection of minifig accessories. However, with the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod, we see the ever composed master builder in his typical day of work, converting the pod into a sort of a mini construction site. I personally feel that it might be better if LEGO opted for the usual pod format, throwing in some rare minifig accessories instead. I also feel that we have too much of Emmet already, and it will be more interesting if LEGO opted for any another character in the film. I guess there’s no argument here considering the vast amount of characters available in the film.
In any case, it is still a nice find if you’re into collecting these pods, and we have to wait and see if the LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Pod is just a single tie-in pod, or will there be others to be announced later on.
Since the first teaser trailer of The LEGO Movie 2 came out in June last year, there’s a particular group of minifigs that fans have been waiting to get their hands on. Thanks to an Instagram post by Mike Zuñiga (legocrcomunidad), we now have an idea on how to get the endearingly cute and tough, LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies!
The LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies are part of what seems to be a LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack, similar to those from the LEGO Batman Movie and LEGO Ninjago. Other than the sewer babies, the LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure Pack also includes Emmet (yeah, LEGO is really Emmet in every TLM2 set) and a female minifigure which could either be Sharkira from Emmet and Lucy’s Escape Buggy (70829) or Roxxi from the D2C set Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840). It’s really kind of hard to tell given the packaging’s reflection. This minifig pack also comes in at 48 pieces, and also comes with a minibuild. Instagram user the_real_fcl gives us a glimpse of how this minibuild looks like, which is kind of a half car front turned into a turret.
This TLM2 2 Minifigure Pack, together with the LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies were reportedly spotted in a LEGO certified store in Hong Kong and could probably sell for $12.99 per pack, similar to those from LEGO’s original themes. My only complaint about this is that I hope LEGO opted to include 4 or 5 LEGO Movie 2 sewer babies instead of only 2. They could have easily swapped Emmet for say, 2 additional sewer babies since the former is quite ubiquitous already. The sewer babies is a great addition to the LEGO Movie 2 D2C Welcome to Apocalypseburg (70840) if you’re planning to get one.
The largest online selling platform on the planet has now listed some of the LEGO Movie 2 sets on great discounts. Some of these are still available at shop.LEGO.com, but if you’re looking for the best value for your bucks, then you might be pleased to hear what Amazon has to offer. Though not all of the currently released LEGO Movie 2 sets are available with discounts via Amazon (such as the highly in-demand, Benny’s Space Squad 70841), but if you’re still eyeing on some of these, then now may be the best time to get them over at Amazon which currently offers them at 20% discount. Just click on the links below to know more about these LEGO Movie 2 offers. These are affiliate links by the way, so any purchase that you’ll make through these links will help us in keeping up our blog site.
LEGO VIP members in the US, France, Germany, and the UK are in for a bricktastic film treat. Residents of these countries who purchased their LEGO Movie 2 sets worth $60 and above either in-store at LEGO brand stores, or online at LEGO Shop@Home are entitled to two (2) free movie tickets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part once the film hit theaters on February 8. Other than a good number of TLM2 polybags that are expected to be offered as free promotionals, these free LEGO Movie 2 tickets are another incentive for LEGO fans when they purchase their LEGO Movie tie-in sets.
This promo period has already begun last December 26, 2018, and will end on January 15, 2019. Remember, this promo is only applicable when you buy any of the LEGO Movie 2 sets, with a single receipt purchase worth $60 and above. Here are the finer details of the promo for your reference. To know more about the promo’s terms and conditions just click here.
Purchase promotional THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ products between 12/26/18-1/15/19 and receive 2 movie tickets for THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™. $60 minimum spend. Fandango Promo Code is good towards 2 movie tickets ($15 per ticket, up to $30 total ticket & convenience fee value or $25 per ticket, up to $50 total ticket and convenience fee value for residents of the cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco only) to see THE LEGO Movie 2™ at Fandango partner theatres in U.S. Not for resale; void if sold/exchanged. Limit 1 Code per person. To claim, and for full terms and conditions see vipexclusiveoffer.com. Keep your receipt and register 21 days after purchase. Final date to register is 2/25/19. Fandango Promo Code valid until 3/31/19. 18+. LEGO VIP Members only.
For the full range of LEGO Movie 2 sets currently being offered, you may visit shop.LEGO.com.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield
The Swamp Monster
Golfin’ President Business
Vest Friend Rex
Dorothy Gale & Toto
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.