LEGO unveil Series 12 Minifigures

MinifiguresThe twelfth series of LEGO Minifigures has been revealed and the line-up includes Video Game Guy, Prospector, 80′s Rocker, Swashbuckler, Jester, Fairytale Princess, Spooky Girl, Pizza Delivery Guy, Hun Warrior, Genie Girl, Lifeguard, Wizard, Dinosaur Tracker, Space Miner, Battle Goddess and Pig Suit Guy.

The series is expected to hit retail in October!

LEGO Star Wars Wookie Gunship

ChopperAnother new set revealed over at MTV.com LEGO Star Wars Wookiee Gunship (75084). Part of the January 2015′s line-up of sets and based on the upcoming new animated Disney TV series Star Wars Rebels, the Wookie Gunship consists of 570 pieces and features four minifigures – Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and two Wookies.

Another life-size LEGO build was also unveiled this time of the R5 unit Chopper! Built with 11,744 bricks and standing 36″ tall!

Wookie GunshipProtect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees. Available January 2015, 570 pieces, $69.99

LEGO celebrate Batman’s 75th Birthday at SDCC

BatmanTonight is preview night at San Diego Comic Con and there is loads of news filtering through of what is to be showcased and on offer over at the LEGO Booth!

Today is also the 75th anniversary of Batman and two of LEGO’s exclusives will feature the Caped Crusader!

The DC Comic Con Exclusive minifigure with be Zur-En-Arrh (or Planet-X Batman). Images for the previously announced ’66 Batmobile have also surfaced. Each exclusive is limited to 1,000 and will be given away via a raffle system.

A set to be released in January 2015 is Green Lantern vs. Sinestro (76025) featuring Green Lantern, Sinestro and Space Batman which has previously been seen in the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham video game trailer/footage.

LEGO Press Release for SDCC 2014

ShredderLEGO have issued a press release ahead of San Diego Comic Con detailing some of the items they will have on show, available to purchase and forthcoming sets!

“This is our fourteenth year at San Diego Comic-Con and each year we see stronger enthusiasm coming from a growing audience of fans of all ages,” said Michael McNally, senior brand relations director, LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’re thrilled to deliver a family friendly brand experience, punctuated by custom life-sized models, play opportunities, exclusives, collectibles and sneak peeks, that lets children and adult collectors celebrate their passion for properties and LEGO play together in one place.”

LEGO Star Wars™ To commemorate the 15th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, the company will unveil a show-stopping showcase of every LEGO Star Wars minifigure ever created – over 500 in total—that is sure to make fans drool. A remote-controlled LEGO Chopper life-sized model, based on the new Star Wars Rebels series, will roam the booth throughout the weekend. Other activities include the unveiling of a 2015 LEGO Star Wars set and a limited edition exclusive version of the LEGO Star Wars Ghost with a Chopper minifigure that will be on sale for show attendees beginning Thursday morning.

LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics™ This year marks the 75th anniversary of BATMAN™, and LEGO Systems celebrates the milestone with a new life-sized model of the Batcycle™ from the Batman Classic TV Series, complete with sidecar, made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Two LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics sets launching in 2015 will be unveiled, including an 1,800 piece Tumbler, and one of the company’s exclusive minifigure raffle items will feature an iconic DC Comics character.  Throughout the show, a limited number of exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ LEGO sets will be on sale.

LEGO Super Heroes: MARVEL  The new feature film Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1st and to honor the event and its newest film-inspired building sets, LEGO Systems will display a custom-built life-sized LEGO version of Groot and Rocket Raccoon. An SDCC exclusive LEGO set, Rocket Raccoon’s Warbird, will be sold and an exclusive minifigure of The Collector from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be up for grabs to lucky fans as part of a raffle.

LEGO THE HOBBIT™ In anticipation of this December’s theatrical release of THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), LEGO Systems will unveil one of the new LEGO THE HOBBIT sets that is slated to hit store shelves in October. A large-scale model of Smaug, built entirely from LEGO bricks and featuring custom light features to simulate the dragon’s fire-breathing ability, will be displayed in the Warner Bros. booth #4545.  On Thursday, July 24, fans will also have a chance to win a LEGO THE HOBBIT minifigure.

THE LEGO MOVIE Fans of the first LEGO theatrical film will instantly recognize a new 8-foot tall LEGO model presiding over the booth as Lord Business. A LEGO set based on THE LEGO MOVIE launching in January 2015, will be unveiled and on Sunday, fans will have a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Unikitty, as well as attend a panel discussion focused on the film and its toys.

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ To honor the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, a life-sized LEGO model of Shredder will be on display, along with LEGO sets based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and feature film.

LEGO Mixels™ LEGO Mixels™, an original property created in conjunction with Cartoon Network made up of animated shorts, virtual app gaming and collectible construction toys, was first unveiled at SDCC 2013. The fun continues as the fourth wave of quirky characters, launching in 2015, will be unveiled. New Mixels content for 2015 will also include new shorts, specials and a game.

LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA™ Two of the biggest original LEGO properties will be represented in two separate panels on Sunday, inviting children and families to learn more about the stories, products lines and the television series that currently air on Cartoon Network.

LEGO Information Three SDCC exclusive LEGO sets will be on sale in the shop area of LEGO booth #2829. Each set is limited to 1,000 pieces, and sales of each are capped at 250 per day. Four LEGO minifigures will be given away via raffle during the show. Fans can try their luck by visiting the Sails Terrace each day starting at 12:30 PM. For fans who are not attending SDCC, there is a chance to win one of the four minifigures via Twitter raffle by following @LEGO_Group.

UCS TDKR Batmobile to be released

UCS TumblerUSA Today has revealed another LEGO set to be released later in the year!

The Ultimate Collector Series Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. The new highly detailed LEGO version measures 15″ long and 9″ wide consists of 1,869 pieces and features new technic plates, new LEGO wheels, intricately detailed interior and exterior complete with adjustable wings. The set does come with two minifigures despite the fact the set is not minifigure scale - Batman and Heath Ledger Joker. The set will cost £159.99 in the UK.

With the 75th Anniversary of Batman on Wednesday 23rd, the announcement of this set ahead of San Diego Comic Con is a little surprising! At this rate LEGO will have nothing to unveil at SDCC!

Build the awesome Tumbler from the Batman The Dark Knight Trilogy!

Take on the challenge of building The Tumbler, an amazingly cool LEGO®model of the iconic vehicle from the Batman The Dark Knight Trilogy. Construct this black armored vehicle highlighted with new color LEGO elements and brand new LEGO front wheels. Check out the cool, detailed interior and adjustable top wings.

SDCC LEGO exclusives

SDCC LEGOIt is that time of year when hordes of fanboys and girls flock to California for San Diego Comic Con.

Every year LEGO releases exclusives which are only available during the four day event and The Wall Street Journal has details on this years offerings!

Hot on the heels of the release of the LEGO Guardians of The Galaxy sets, Rocket’s Warbird a 145 piece limited edition set will be available only at this years SDCC from the LEGO Booth for $39.99. Also available will be The Collector minifigure another character from the GoTG film played by Benicio del Toro.

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The other two Lego sets are a classic Batmobile from the 1960′s television series, and the Ghost starship from the new Star Wars animation Rebels. Each is priced at $39.99 limited to 1,000 each with 250 available each day from the LEGO booth.

 

LEGO Ideas Exo Suit promo video

Exo SuitHere is a look at the next LEGO Ideas set to be released later this year – The Exo Suit and to promote the release the LEGO YouTube page has uploaded a cool video animated and directed by LEGO fan Chris Salt.

The set, to be released in August, will include two green Space minifigures along with the Exo Suit and one turtle!

Celebrate LEGO Space with VIP Exclsive minifigure!

LEGO SpaceLEGO VIP members who spend £25.00′s or more online or in store will receive this cool little LEGO Space set which includes a buildable robot assistant and 16 page commemorative LEGO Space booklet!

Head over to shop @ home for more details!

Remember the classic LEGO Space® sets of the 1970s and ‘80s? This little guy does! This unique and collectible box features a slide-out tray containing a retro-style LEGO Astronaut and his friendly robot assistant, along with a full-color booklet that celebrates the history of LEGO Space sets from 1976 to the present day. Rekindle favorite memories or blast off for brand-new ones!

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Review

Celebrate 30 years of ghost-busting action with the iconic Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car! Selected by LEGO Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO), this fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbuster ‘80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusterslogo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures. This unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing building instructions, selected images and behind-the-scenes details about the classic Ghostbusters movie. So if there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, strap on your proton pack and get ready to help Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore bust some ghosts! 4 minifigures with proton packs included.

Ghostbusters, like Back to the Future before it, is a film franchise still holds a certain magic even 30 years later. Lego Ideas (formerly CUUSOO) delivers yet again on its promise with a set Lego fans have been dreaming of for years.

Minifigures: This set was always going to live or die by its minifigures and one of its major successes is the inclusion of a figure stand. When you have such legendary actors represented, you need to put them front and centre. You get 4 minifigures here, each with double face prints and different torso prints. Each figure also has a buildable proton pack which looks surprisingly detailed for such a small scale. The figures are decent interpretations of Bill Murray et al but there is one glaring omission. Where is Slimer? This Ghostbusters set has no ghost! Slimer is one of the most iconic elements from the franchise and his exclusion here is a real misstep, especially for a £45 set.

Build:  This set includes unnumbered bags but it is still a relatively quick build. The proton packs take a little time to assemble and the inclusion of a figure stand makes the building of the minifigures a more important feature than in most Lego sets. The frame of the car comes together almost immediately with only the details such as the roof taking a little more time. There are some clever building tricks employed to recreate the famous Ecto-1 with the tilted side windows being a particular highlight and the generous number of chrome silver pieces which really help the overall look of the car. There are four printed bricks featuring the Ghostbusters logo (not a sticker in sight!) and we also get two printed Ecto-1 number plates. The car is unable to fit all four minifigures in a sitting position but I doubt anyone had planned to display them in this way. The final product looks fantastic and most fans will be happy with how well the set has turned out.

That being said, this should really have been the same price as the Back to the Future set. Yes you get four minifigures but the Ecto-1 really isn’t big enough or detailed enough to warrant the hefty price tag. This is a set aimed squarely at AFOLs who grew up with the Ghostbusters films and as such, Lego probably skewed the price a bit higher.  You do get a gorgeous instruction book which features some great Ghostbusters quotes on several pages as well as a brief look at the movie itself. A few extra details would have brought this set up a little higher. Most fans would have expected Slimer minifigure and even for £10-£15 more, how cool would it have been to include a Lego Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?

Still, you can’t deny Lego have captured at least some of the magic with this set. The Ecto-1 car and the minifigures are both well designed and instantly charming.

3 out of 5.

Glastonbury recreated in bricks!

It is that time of year when thousands of revellers travel to the South West of England with their wellington boots to enjoy the best live acts in the business!

And those funny folk over at The LEGO Movie Facebook Page have re-created the Pyramid Stage with Emmet headlining in LEGO!