Archive for March 2014

Final images for Simpsons minifigure series

SimpsonsFollowing the LEGO Movie minifigure series will be The Simpsons minifigure series!

And the official list of figures has now been revealed!

Included in the series are – Granpa Simpson, Chief Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Scratchy, Krusty The Clown, Ralph Wiggum, Homer Simpson, Itchy, Marge Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and Millhouse.

Sadly there will are no future minifigure series planned for release which is disappointing as there are a number of fan favourites such as Moe, Otto and Sideshow Bob missing from the line-up.

 

UCS LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler confirmed

LEGO have confirmed the rumour that has been circulating recently that the next Star Wars UCS set will be 75059 Sandcrawler. A UCS Sandcrawler had been the subject of a failed CUUSOO bid last year as LEGO could not “approve this project in the LEGO Review based on our ongoing relationship and collaboration with Lucasfilm on LEGO Star Wars”.

As with previous UCS releases the set is expected to be released around May 4th. It is unclear what this years minifigure giveaway will be however.

Ages 14+ 3,296 Pieces US $299.99 – CA $349.99 – DE 299.99€ – UK £249.99 – DK 2,799.00 DKK *Euro pricing varies by country.

Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing. Collect a true icon of the classic Star Wars™ universe – the mighty Sandcrawler™!

Recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope with this amazing LEGO® incarnation of the Jawas’ desert-going vehicle, the Sandcrawler™. Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sandcrawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker™ and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there’s R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4™, a Treadwell Droid™, Gonk Droid™ and even C-3PO™. When the sale is complete, lift the side panels and top to reveal more great features inside, like the engine, storage bay, cockpit and more. There’s even a speeder bike for when the Jawas need to venture outside. Includes 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Uncle Owen, C-3PO™ and 4 Jawas™, plus R2-D2™, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid™, Gonk Droid™, R5-D4™ and a Treadwell Droid™.

Travel the dunes with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Sandcrawler™ with working cranes, detailed interior, 7 minifigures, 5 droids and lots more!

Includes 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Uncle Owen, C-3PO™ and 4 Jawas™, plus R2-D2™, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid™, Gonk Droid™, R5-D4™ and a Treadwell Droid™

Features 8 tracks with steering function, lowering front ramp, opening side flaps, removable top, working cranes, speeder bike, opening hatch for easy access to the boxes, attachable handles for lifting boxes, and a detailed interior including engine bay, storage bay and cockpit

Also includes stock for old droids and droid parts

Weapons include a lightsaber for Luke Skywalker™

Sell droids to Luke and his Uncle

Keep your droids well maintained

Pretend to suck R2-D2™ up into the Sandcrawler™ – just like in the movie!

Own your own iconic vehicle from the classic Star Wars™ universe

Relive classic moments from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Measures over 9” (24cm) high, 18” (48cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning May 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone

Doctor Who LEGO a possibility?

Character Building may currently have the licence for Doctor Who construction sets but according to Metro.co.uk the possibility of the time travelling Doctor appearing in LEGO form may not be too far away!

Currently a CUUSOO project for Doctor Who is garnering momentum and according to Metro, LEGO have resolved a former “licensing conflict”.

“Sometimes we have to turn down project submissions that refer to specific brands or licensed properties.

We do this to avoid getting your hopes up for something we know we aren’t able to make. In these cases, we already know the LEGO Group can’t secure licensing rights to produce construction toys based on a particular brand or property, due to a conflicting interest with a third party.

If such a conflict goes away, we’ll then be able to accept projects based on a particular brand or license.”

Here is a look at the proposed CUUSOO set

LEGO The Hobbit PC demo available for download

Hobbit

LEGO The Hobbit video game is available on a multitude of platforms from April 2014 and now you can download a trial for PC!

The game is the latest in a long line of games produced by TT Games and is based on the first two The Hobbit films!

You can download the trailer here

Players will be able to play as Bilbo, Gandalf the Grey and all 13 dwarfs in the company!

The trailer features scenes with Gollum, hungry trolls, mischievous goblins and even Azog, the pale orc who hunts Bilbo and his companions throughout their journey.

Elves Tauriel and Legolas also make an appearance, wielding their bows and arrows, as well as wizard Radagast, with his rabbit-pulled sled

Gather your courage and embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer for more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.

Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.