The other two sets are due to be revealed later this week.
75152 Imperial Assault Hovercraft:
LEGO are releasing five new LEGO Star Wars sets in September from the Star Wars Rouge One movie which is in cinemas at the end of this year.
The other two sets are due to be revealed later this week.
75152 Imperial Assault Hovercraft:
75155 Rebel U-wing fighter:
75119 Sergeant Jyn Erso:
The next LEGO Ideas set, Maze (21305), was revealed yesterday over on the LEGO Ideas blog. Here is the press release:
LEGO Ideas Maze – The reinvention of a classic!
he latest LEGO Ideas product reinvents the classic ball and labyrinth game, but adds a twist of creative LEGO building to the fun.
Built entirely from LEGO elements, the LEGO Maze consists of a base frame and a simple tip and tilt mechanism made up of LEGO beams and axles. You turn the wheels to move the maze up and down or from side to side guiding the ball away from the traps.
The interchangeable maze system means you can easily swap maze plates without having to rebuild the entire game. Once you’ve mastered the two maze designs included with the set, you will find lots of inspiration to start creating your own mazes using the bricks included or any of your own LEGO elements.
The set also includes a removable container to store the balls and a travel lock that keeps everything in place when you are carrying or storing the game.
This is the 13th product in the LEGO Ideas series, this time designed by LEGO fan Jason Allemann who has always been fascinated with this classic game.
“I originally tried to recreate the wooden version of the Labyrinth maze as faithfully as possible, with a larger rectangular maze and actual holes for the ball to fall through. It quickly became apparent that this it wasn't going to be practical though. The holes required the maze to be built using multiple layers of smaller plates, making it heavy, part intensive and relatively weak”.
“I decided to decrease the size of the maze and eliminate the holes. By having the ball fall into depressions, the maze could be built using a smaller number of larger plates. The smaller size and simplified construction also resulted in a much lighter maze, making the control system much more responsive”.
Once the project completed the LEGO Ideas review process and was approved, the professional LEGO model designer Steen Sig Andersen became involved to ensure the model and the building experience lived up to what is expected of a LEGO product.
“Steen did an amazing job of improving the robustness of the frame. He managed to address all of the weak spots in my original model without changing any of the basic design and behavior”.
Connie Solhiem Lykke, Marketing Manager at LEGO Ideas, is also delighted with the final result and especially by the fact that it encourages players to carry on and build new mazes for the game.
“While the original wooden version is always the same, this concept really embraces the customization that building with LEGO elements allow. You can modify the difficulty of the mazes, create ones that follow specific patterns or favorite LEGO themes. The possibilities seem endless”.
For Jason Allemann, seeing his model become an actual LEGO product is a dream come true.
“I'm incredibly excited that this project received the support of so many people and was then approved to become an official LEGO product. I've been building with LEGO bricks for most of my life, and since I really got back into building as an adult it has been a dream in the back of my mind to someday have one of my models turned into an official LEGO set”.
21305 Maze contains 769 pieces and launches April 1 for $69.99.
The New York Toy Fair has started today, where LEGO will be showcasing all the sets due to be released this year. The next Star Wars ultimate collector series set, 75098 Assault on Hoth, has just been revealed and will be released at the end of April. See the press release and images below:
75098 Assault on Hoth, 2,144 pieces
US $249.99 - CA $299.99 - DE 249.99€ - UK £219.99 - DK 2199.00 DKK
Available April 30th 2016 from shop.LEGO.com and brand stores.
Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!
This fantastic LEGO recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.
Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!
This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable.
There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!
The London Toy Fair took place a couple of days ago and LEGO have been their again showcasing the next wave of LEGO products due to be released in the summer. Both Brickset and Brick Fanatics have posted information on the upcoming sets which are listed below with prices.
Images of these sets have already been available.
Piggy Car Escape (75821) – £11.99
Piggy Plane Attack (75822) – £19.99
Bird Island Egg Heist (75823) – £34.99
Pig City Teardown (75824) – £39.99
Piggy Pirate Ship (75825) – £59.99
King Pig’s Castle (75826) – £74.99
Simpler storyline and 4 22-minute Netflix movies.
Ekimu the Mask Maker (71312) – £9.99
Lava Beast (71313) – £9.99
Storm Beast (71314) – £9.99
Quake Beast (71315) – £9.99
Umarak the Destroyer (71316) – £17.99
Starter Set (60100) – £8.99 – Includes 4 minifigures
Cargo Place (60101) – £17.99
VIP Service (60102) – £39.99 – Includes a private jet and a white limo.
Airshow (60103) – £69.99 – Includes 6 minifigures in a stunt show set with Red Arrow planes and an orange bi-plane.
Passenger Terminal (60104) – £79.99
New sub-theme called Volcano Explorers. Lime and yellow colored rocks.
Volcano Starter Set (60120) – £8.99
Exploration Truck (60121) – £14.99
Volcano Crawler (60122) – £24.99
Volcano Supply Helicopter (60123) – £39.99
Volcano Research Base (60124) – £79.99
Dual Rotor Helicopter (31049) – £19.99
Cape Lighthouse (31051) – £39.99 – Includes brick-built whale and a lighthouse
Vacation Getaways (31052) – £49.99 – White and blue RV and a brick-built bear
Tree House Adventures (31053) – £24.99
DC Comics Super Heroes
Scarecrow’s Harvest of Fear (76054) – £59.99 – Includes Scarecrow, Batman, Blue Beetle, Killer Moth, and a farmer. Set has a Bat-copter and Scarecrow’s combine harvester.
Killer Croc’s Sewer Smash (76055) – £69.99 – Includes a bigfig Killer Croc, Captain Boomerang, Red Hood, and Katana.
Rapunzel’s Best Day Ever (41065) – £19.99 – Includes Rapunzel and her horse Maximus.
Belle’s Enchanted Castle (41067) – £49.99 – Includes Belle, Beast, Mrs. Pott, Cup, Cogsworth, and Lumiere.
Precious Crystal Mine (41177) – £24.99 – Includes Naida, Farran, baby earth dragon, and a grey mouse.
Dragon Sanctuary (41178) – £34.99 – Includes Aira, male dragon trainer, and lavender wind dragon.
Queen Dragon’s Rescue (41179) – £59.99 – Includes Emily Jones, Azari, a fox, a mouse, and a large white dragon.
Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle (41180) – £74.99
Foal’s Washing Station (41123) – £8.99
Puppy Daycare (41124) – £24.99
Horse Trailer (41125) – £34.99
Horse Riding Club (41126) – £49.99
New amusement park sub-theme
Amusement Park Arcade (41127) – £12.99
Amusement Park Space Ride (41128) – £17.99
Amusement Park Hot Dog Stand (41129) – £24.99
Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130) – £89.99
Friends Stephanie’s Horse Carriage (10726) – £8.99
Emma’s Ice Cream Truck (10727) – £17.99
Mia’s Clinic (10728)
DC Batman and Superman vs Lex Luthor (70724) – £29.99 – Includes old versions of Batman, Superman, and Lex Luthor. Luthor wears the same armor as in the polybag promo (30164).
Marvel Super Heroes
Web Warrior’s Bridge Battle (76057) – £99.99 – Includes Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Scarlet Spider, Aunt May, Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, and Scorpion. Set includes a New York taxi falling through a hole in a bridge.
Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058) – £19.99 – Includes Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Hobgoblin. Set includes Ghost Rider’s bike about the size of Wyldstyle’s bike and the Goblin Glider. Ghost Rider’s chains are the normal ones but in trans-orange.
Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap (76059) – £44.99 – Includes Spider-Man, Classic Doc Ock, White Tiger, Captain Stacy, and Vulture. Doctor Octopus has a mech.
Doctor Strange (xxxxx) – £34.99 – Vignette-style set of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum based on the upcoming movie. Has bookshelves, a table, and a portal with a “red tentacle demon beast” coming through. They couldn’t make out the minifigures but I have a feeling that they might be Doctor Strange, Wong, and the demon could be either Dormammu or Shuma-Gorath.
The Fortress (21127) – £89.99
The Glob Lobber (70318) – £7.99
Macy’s Thunder Mace (70319) – £17.99
Aaron Fox’s Aero Striker V2 (70320) – £29.99
General Magmar’s Siege Machine (70321) – £34.99
Axl’s Tower Carrier (70322)
Jestro’s Volcano Base (70323) – £99.99
Ultimate Axl (70336) – £6.99
Ultimate Lance (70337) – £6.99
Ultimate General Magmar (70338) – £6.99
Ultimate Flama (70339) – £6.99
Titanium Ninja Tumbler (70588) – £24.99
Cole’s Rock Raider (70589) – £34.99
Kryptarium Breakout (70591) – £17.99
Salvage M.E.C. (70592) – £34.99
Lloyd’s Green NRG Dragon (70593) – £39.99
Lighthouse Siege Defense (70594) – £59.99
Stealth Raider 2.0 (70595) – £79.99
Eclipse Fighter (75145) – £34.99 – Includes 2 minifigures. Based on new LEGO Star Wars IP.
Star Scavenger (75147) – £49.99 – Includes 4 minifigures. Set also has a mini salvage vehicle. Based on new LEGO Star Wars IP.
Encounter on Jakku (75148) – £49.99 – Includes Unkar Plutt, Rey, BB-8, Teedo, a Jakku Thug, and a brick-built Luggabeast. The Force Awakens set where Rey encounters Teedo riding a Luggabeast while he’s capturing BB-8.
Resistance X-Wing Fighter (75149) – £79.99 – Includes Poe Dameron, BB-8, Lor San Tekka, and a Flame Trooper. The blue and white/gray version of The Force Awakens X-Wing.
Darth Vadar’s TIE Advanced (75150) – £79.99 – Includes Sabine Wren, an A-Wing Pilot, Darth Vader, and Grand Moff. Set has Vader’s TIE Advanced and an A-Wing.
clone Turbo Tank (75151) – £99.99 – Includes Clone Scout Trooper, Commander Gree, two Battle Droids, Luminara Unduli, and Quinlan Vos.
Captain Rex’s AT-TE Walker (75157) – £99.99 – Includes Captain Rex, Commander Wolffe, Commander Gregor, a Stormtrooper, and an Inquisitor.
Volvo EW (42053) – £69.99 – Pneumatic digger
Class Xerion 5000 Trac (42054) – £119.99
Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) – £179.99 – 3,000+ piece set
Confidential Technic Ultramotive (42056) – £249.99 – Sportscar that is similar to a Porsche body type.
A photo has been released over on a Russian photo hosting website showing a full image of the six LEGO Angry Bird sets to be released next year, in time for the Angry Birds Movie.
The six with prices are:
2016 set images are trickling in quickly now and an Italian shop website has uploaded a PDF with set images from various themes like Duplo, City and Friends. Unfortunately, some themes like Star Wars The Force Awakens have got placeholder images because they cannot yet be revealed.
One of my favourite sets is the New York City skyline from the Architecture range.I really like how it has all the most recognised landmarks in New York next to each other. I can't wait for that one to be released!
Brickset has received scans of the first wave of Star Wars sets due for release in January 2016. The sets are:
Get ready to bust some ghosts at the Firehouse Headquarters!
There’s definitely something strange in this neighborhood! Slide down the fire pole into action, power up the proton packs and start zapping! The Ghostbusters™ are chasing Slimer and other mischievous ghosts. Round them up in the containment unit! Take samples of slime to the lab and analyze photos in the dark room. Or grab a pizza and relax with a game of pool in this detailed play set packed with features true to the movie classics!
LEGO has revealed the next modular to be available January 1st next year and it is 10251 Brick Bank. It is a corner modular and features a bank and a small laundry on the side. It will retail for £119.99.
Se the press release and more images below:
10251 Brick Bank, 2,380 pieces
US $169.99, CA $219.99, DE 149.99€, UK £119.99, DK 1399.00 DKK
Available January 01, 2016
Make a safe deposit at the Brick Bank!
Make a secure deposit at the highly respected Brick Bank, featuring an array of intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the detailed interior, comprising a bank with an atrium foyer, tiled floor, arched windows, ornate chandelier, lockable vault and a transaction counter with security glass; a laundromat with printed window, tiled floor and 4 laundry machines; plus 2 second-floor offices with an array of detailed furniture, fixtures and accessories. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk and an elaborate façade with carving and statue décor, decorative roofline, large arched windows, central balcony, clock and an accessible roof terrace featuring a large skylight.
There have been rumours from reliable sources that LEGO will be releasing a Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquaters (set number 75827) on January 1st 2016. Details have been given which include the set containing over 4600 pieces and retailing for $350. The set will be able to be opened up to see interior detail. It is not confirmed whether or not the set will be coming with an Ecto-1 vehicle but the Ecto-1 set is still currently available to purchase on the LEGO Shop website.
*Above image is not the actual product.*
Over on Kotaku, an image has been revealed of the upcoming LEGO Angry Birds theme coming out next year alongside the release of the new Angry Birds movie. The image shows the red bird and many pigs around the edges. It look like the charaters are made from multiple pieces. I expect we will see some more pictures during SDCC.
The Wall Street Journal has revealed a new Batmobile set from the film Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. The set is due to be released on 1st January 2016 with a retail price of $29.99. It is described as having 306 pieces, two stud shooters and two opening doors. It also comes with a Batman minifigure, two additional unnamed characters and an additional vehicle. I would presume the other two characters and additional vehicle will be revealed at SDCC next week.
All of the posts here are written by Ben