Lego Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City Official Images with Press Release

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Pieces 2,812

Price $349.99 - CA $399.99 - DE 349.99€ – UK £299.99 – FR 349.99€ – DK 2999DK

VIP Early Access – Thursday, September, 13, 2018

On-sale – Monday, October 1, 2018

Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.

• Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.

• Section 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.

• Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and 2 chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.

• Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.

• Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and 2 stud shooters.

• New minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.

• Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.

• Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.

• Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.

• Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!

• Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.

• This amazing set is part of the LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series.

• Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.

• Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.

Lego Ideas 21311 Voltron Official Images

LEGO Ideas 21211 Voltron
Age: 16+

Parts: 2321 pcs.

Price: GERMANY 179.99 EUR / DENMARK 1499 DKK / UK 159.99 GBP / AUSTRALIA 289.99 AUD / HONG KONG 1599 HKD / US 179.99 USD / CANADA 229.99 CAD

VIP Early Access: Monday 23rd July, 2018

Global Launch / On-sale – Wednesday 1st Aug, 2018

 Box Art

Box Art

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 The Black Lion is the torso and head of the giant robot.

The Black Lion is the torso and head of the giant robot.

 The Blue Lion serves as the right leg.

The Blue Lion serves as the right leg.

 The Green Lion is the left arm of the giant robot.

The Green Lion is the left arm of the giant robot.

 The Red Lion is the right arm of the giant robot.

The Red Lion is the right arm of the giant robot.

 The Yellow Lion serves as the left leg of the giant robot.

The Yellow Lion serves as the left leg of the giant robot.

 Voltron weapons.

Voltron weapons.

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – Official Teaser Trailer

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are. Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO BatmanTM, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” is directed by Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Ever After,” “Trolls,” “Sky High”). It is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since “The LEGO Movie” debuted in 2014. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” opens nationwide in 2D and 3D on Friday, February 8, 2019. Soundtrack to The LEGO Movie available at: https://lnk.to/legomoviemo

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Teaser Poster

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LEGO has released a new teaser poster for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part to get ready for a new trailer coming out tomorrow. The poster shows the characters from the previous movie, some of which look very different, in the selection of a new character named Sweet Mayhem.

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As you can see, Sweet Mayhem has the shape of a minidoll figure.  I'm curious to if the sets that are going to be released with this movie are gong to mix minifigures with minidoll figures.

As soon as the trailer launches, I'll be posting it.

Lego Programmable App Controlled Batmobile

Today Lego announced a new programmable Batmobile.  An app called Powered Up controls the vehicle using a smartphone or tablet on both iOS and Android.  The Lego Batman 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile will be available August 1 for $159.99.  It includes 321 Pieces.  Check out the official pictures.

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Today, the LEGO Group announced the Powered Up Platform, a suite of new elements and apps, which introduce new ways to bring to LEGO® sets to life seamlessly across its System of Play. Revealed today as part of the Powered Up platform, the LEGO Batman™ App-Controlled Batmobile, inspired by DC’s Caped Crusader, is a buildable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable by smart device. It will also incorporate light coding and programming later in 2018.

Leveraging the power elements and coding language developed for last year’s award-winning build and code toolkit, LEGO BOOST, and other LEGO connected toys, Powered Up enabled sets give kids the ability to modify and personalize their experiences by adding dynamic motion control and in some instances simple coding. Powered Up LEGO sets will range from simply powered to remote controlled to smart device connected, creating endless customized play possibilities. Some building sets will ship with Powered Up capabilities included in the box, while others will be Powered Up-enabled, giving kids the option to add power features to their creations if they are interested.

“For 20 years, we have been creating new ways for children to combine technology and LEGO building, starting with the introduction of LEGO MINDSTORMS®, a robotics toolkit that pioneered the idea of a ‘smart toy,” said Michael McNally, senior director brand relations for the LEGO Group. “With Powered Up, we’ve established a flexible connected platform to enable innovative new play experiences that merge digital and physical play in natural ways that will delight and inspire the builders of today and tomorrow – while still focusing on the core physical play proposition of our System of Play – the LEGO brick.”

The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile, created for children 8 years of age and older, combines LEGO building and remote-control car play. It is the first codeable and programmable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable via smart device. Users can steer the Batmobile using one of two preset remote-control interfaces or personalize their experience through a customizable interface. With the interface unlocked, users move sliders, buttons and other elements to customize the remote control to their liking. Through a coding canvas that will be introduced later this year, users can code and re-code speed, direction, sound and duration to program various movements and stunts and create their own unique driving experiences.

Additional Powered Up sets launching in 2018 include the LEGO City Passenger Train and LEGO City Cargo Train, which add simple remote-control functionality to classic LEGO building. The LEGO DUPLO® Steam Train and LEGO DUPLO Cargo Train introduce kids as young as 2 years old to cause and effect play, a pre-cursor to coding, with low-tech brick accessories that utilize sensors and color-coded train track elements.

The Powered Up offerings join a growing portfolio of LEGO connected toys that bridge physical and digital play. The LEGO NINJAGO® Stormbringer dragon and LEGO City Arctic Scout Truck allow children to leverage elements from the LEGO BOOST build and code toolkit to add behavior and movement. Builders can also add LEGO BOOST elements to the new LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster to motorize the chain lift and set a roller coaster in motion with realistic sound effects.

The Powered Up Platform launches July 1. The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile will launch August 1 with the suggested retail price of $159.99 and includes 321 pieces, two motors and a battery hub. The Powered Up App works on phones and tablets running iOS 8.0 and up or Android 5.0 and up.

Lego Creator Expert Roller Coaster Press Release

LEGO unveiled the massive 10261 Creator Expert Roller Coaster. With 4,124 pieces, the set includes 11 minifigures, red track, and a functioning chain-lift with the ability to add Power Functions. The Roller Coaster will be available to LEGO VIPs May 16 and will retail for $379.99 USD. General availability will be on June 1.  Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.

 Build a fully functioning Roller Coaster with 2 trains, lots of big dips and upgrade options.

Build a fully functioning Roller Coaster with 2 trains, lots of big dips and upgrade options.

 Upgrade with LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Power Functions for an even more immersive experience.

Upgrade with LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Power Functions for an even more immersive experience.

 Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.

Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.

 Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.

Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.

Lego Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Review

Sponsored by New London Steak House for the purpose of being donated to St Jude Hospital.

The basic structure of the Kessel Run Falcon is essentially the same as the Falcon released in 2015, with Technic beams and plates.

The exterior is basically a recolored version of the 2015 Falcon from The Force Awakens, except for the added cargo pod located in the forward part of the ship.

The buttons for the spring loaded shooters are very well hidden.  If you didn't actually build the thing you'd have to fish around to find buttons that need to be pressed to fire the darts.

I guess Han and Chewie are baristas in the new film because in the rear of the cockpit appears to be an espresso machine.  The cockpit is incredibly cramped, with just barely enough room for both minifigures.

In conclusion, if you don't own a Millennium Falcon this is a must have.  If you already own the 2015 version I don't feel that it's necessary to purchase this set.

LEGO Harry Potter Returns

LEGO has just announced that the LEGO Harry Potter theme is coming back this August and they have revealed the first set with the Hogwarts Great Hall (75954).


75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

878 pieces
$99.99 USD | $129.99 CAD
Available August 1, 2018

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts!
Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements.

Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.