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More New Episode VII Lego Sets Revealed Overnight: Rey’s Speeder, First Order Snowspeeder and More

starwarsThe livestream keeps rolling and overnight a few new Episode VII Lego sets have been revealed officially revealed. Keep reading for official descriptions and pictures of the sets.

Rey’s Speeder™ 

Hover into action on Rey’s Speeder! This cool landspeeder has everything Rey needs for scouting the surface of a desert planet, including dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars. There’s also a detachable sled with space for a minifigure when Rey must make a quick escape down the desert dunes! Recreate your own fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 2 minifigures: Rey and Unkar’s Thug with a crowbar. $19.99 USD

First Order Snowspeeder™ 

Call in weaponized support with the First Order Snowspeeder! With a crew of three, this rapid response vehicle features a forward storage compartment, fixed stud shooter in the cockpit, two rapid-fire stud shooters built into the engines and transparent wheels hidden out of site for a true ‘hover’ look. Now you can recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: 2 First Order Snowtroopers and a First Order Snowtrooper Officer. $39.99

Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle™ 

Enter the battle with Kylo Ren’s personal Command Shuttle! This fantastic, highly detailed starship has loads of features, including opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable tool racks. And when you’re ready for even more action, activate the amazing extending wing function! It’s time to hunt down the enemy and play out your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer. $119.99 USD

First Order Transporter™ 

Lower the ramp, load the troopers and get ready to transport them into battle! This heavily armored First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 minifigures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool ‘hover’ look. You can also remove the top section for easy access. Get ready to recreate incredible battle scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 Resistance Soldiers, 2 First Order Flametroopers, 2 First Order Stormtroopers and Captain Phasma. $89.99 USD

Lego’s First Episode 7 Set Officially Revealed: Poe’s X-Wing Fighter

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During the Star Wars Force Friday live unboxing stream – Lego’s first Episode VII offering was officially revealed – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing fighter. This set will be available this Friday as part of the Force Friday offerings.  See the official description and images below!

Battle the forces of the First Order with Poe’s X-Wing Fighter. This customized starfighter is packed with features, like the 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. There’s even a loader with tool rack, extra ammunition, and a seat for a minifigure. So climb the access ladder, strap in and get ready to recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted accessories: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. $79.99 USD

Lego Announces Holiday Winter Toy Shop Set

lego logoLego today announced their new holiday themed set – the Winter Toy Shop. This 898 piece set is priced at $79.99 in the US. This set includes the toy shop, a large Christmas tree with decorations, ladder, bench, streetlight, carrot-nosed snowman, a cat, 8 minifigures and a ton of accessories. The tower of the toy shop even lights up with the included LEGO light brick!

The Winter Toy Shop measures over 6″ tall, 7″ wide and 3″ deep while the Christmas tree stands over 5″ tall with a 4″ diameter. This set will be available at Lego stores and shop.Lego.com starting this October. Check out a few pics below!

Lego Ideas Wall-E Available September 1st

lego logoThe newest product from the LEGO Ideas program is none other than the titular star of 2008’s hit Pixar movie Wall-E. This detailed Lego version of the last robot on Earth was created by Angus MacLane, an animator and director at Pixars and chosen by LEGO Ideas members, This set, with 677 pieces, incorporates many authentic WALL-E characteristics, including a posable neck, adjustable head, arms that move up and down and side to side, plus gripping hands and rolling tracks. With a trunk that opens and closes, you can tidy up the planet one pile of garbage at a time! This set also includes a booklet about the designer and the animated Pixar movie.

Look for Wall-E both in stores and online starting September 1st and he as a suggested retail price of $49.99.

SDCC Panel Alert: LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: From Silver Screen to Videogame Console

cc15 tnWhile browsing the panel schedule for SDCC, one of the listings that caught my eye was ‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: From Silver Screen to Videogame Console’. Featuring panelist from both TT Games (Arthur Parsons and Matt Ellison) and Marvel Games (Mike Jones and Bill Rosemann) the newest details on the LEGO Marvel Avengers games including how the game ties in with the movies, new characters, gameplay details and more.

If that’s not enough there will be exclusive giveaways and Stan Lee may be dropping by.

 

The panel will be held Saturday, July 11 from 4:15-5:15pm PT in Room 6A. Check out the game’s trailer below!

LEGO Debuts Ferrari F40 Creator Replica

lego logoThe Ferrari F40 was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari – it’s also an upcoming LEGO set!

The LEGO Creator replica has reproduced many of the car’s original features including pop-up headlights, side air intakes, custom rims and more. The attention to detail continues into the cabin of the car, which includes crafted cabled door handles, a steering wheel with a Ferrari logo and two red racing seats.

The Ferrari F40 set is intended for master builders aged 14 and above and measures 8 cm tall, 27 cm long and 14 cm wide. This set will be available August 1st at LEGO.com/shop and 13 LEGO stores in Germany and Austria.

WBHE’s Panels At SDCC Include Scooby-Doo & KISS, Justice League and More

cc15 tnRock-n-roll legend KISS, animation icon Scooby-Doo, a stunning new vision of the Justice League and popular takes on LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes and Batman Unlimited highlight Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s diverse array of world premieres and panels coming to Comic-Con International in 2015.

WBHE will present four new films at Comic-Con this year, and each will include an autograph session with talent (signing on SDCC exclusive mini-posters) at the Warner Bros. Booth, and a panel discussion immediately following the screening. These premieres/panels and confirmed* talent are:

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery

Thursday July 9th; 4:30-5:15pm Autograph signing WB Booth

Thursday July 9th; 6:00-8:00pm World Premiere & Panel Hall H

Talent: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer, Pauley Perrette, Grey Griffin,  Matthew Lillard, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, directors/producers Tony Cervone & Spike Brandt, writer Kevin Shinick.

Justice League: Gods & Monsters

Friday July 10th, 4:00-4:45pm Autograph signing WB Booth

7:00-9:00pm World Premiere & Panel Ballroom 20

Talent: Tamara Taylor, C. Thomas Howell, Paget Brewster, executive producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, writer/producer Alan Burnett, dialogue director Andrea Romano, moderator Victor Lucas.

Justice League: Gods & Monsters – Encore Screening

Friday July 10th, 9:15-10:30pm Encore Screening Ballroom 20

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom

Sunday July 12th, 11:15am-12:45pm World Premiere & Panel 6BCF

Sunday July 12th, 1:15-2:00pm Autograph signing WB Booth

Talent: Troy Baker, Khary Payton, Josh Keaton, John DiMaggio, director Rick Morales, producer Brandon Vietti, writer Jim Krieg, moderator Greg Miller

Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem

Sunday July 12th, 11:30am-12:15pm Autograph signing WB Booth

Sunday July 12th, 1:00-2:30pm World Premiere & Panel Hall H

Talent: Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker, Khary Payton, Will Friedle, Yuri Lowenthal, writer Heath Corson, moderator Greg Miller.

*Additional talent will be announced as confirmed.

Complete panel descriptions are after the break!

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Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC Exclusive Revealed by EW – New Lego and Hot Wheels too!

cc15 tnSince Star Wars is near the center of the AwesomeToyBlog bullseye, it seems fitting that Entertainment Weekly dropped the scoop on some upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise including a Hasbro SDCC exclusive.

All three reveals today were different takes on the First Order Stormtrooper design. Lego debuted an 81 piece 9″ Stormtrooper set – similar to bionicle of the super hero sets they did for a bit. These will be available January 1st of 2016.

Mattel’s debut was a First Order Stromtrooper Hot Wheels car – a sleek take on the troopers’ helmet. The EW article suggest this may be available at SDCC.

Finally, Hasbro’s newest 6″ Black Series figure is an SDCC Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper in special packaging. Priced around a reasonable $24.99, you can pick this up at the HasbroToyShop booth at the show or online afterwards.

Check all three out below!

Lego Returning to Springfield

lego logoLego today officially announced their return to Springfield with May release dates planned for the Simspons Kwik-E-Mart and a 2nd wave of blind bagged Simpsons figures. The Kwik-E-Mart is jam packed with Easter Eggs that should delight fans of the show. The Kwik-E-Mart is expected to be right around $200 in the US. Will the Kwik-E-Mart be joining the Simspons’ house on your shelf?

Lego Introduces S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Set

lego logoLego today introduced a huge 2,996 piece S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. At 31″ long, this set is big! Included are 12 microfigures; Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man, and 8 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Five regular minifigures are included as well; Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.

The set will be priced at $350 and will be available first to Lego VIP members in Mid-February and available to the general public in March. Check out Lego’s preview video and gallery below!

Sarah Michelle Gellar Lights Legoland Christmas Tree

lego logoLast evening at LEGOLAND, Emmy award winner Sarah Michelle Gellar and her family help Santa light the 30 foot tall LEGO Christmas tree during the 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Carlsbad, California.

During the ceremony, LEGOLAND presented a $10,000 check on behalf of Gellar to Baby Buggy Inc, which works with organizations nationwide to distribute new and gently used essentials such as cribs, diapers and strollers to families.

“When LEGOLAND asked me to light the tree and at the same time do it as a way to raise money for Baby Buggy, which is all about children in poverty, it’s marrying my two favorite holiday traditions,” said Gellar.

“A donation like this can help us provide more than the equivalent of 110,000 diapers to families in need,” said Director of Baby Buggy in Los Angeles Carly Harrill.

Gellar, her daughter Charlotte(5) and son Rocky (2) joined Santa on stage to  light the LEGO tree, complete with a LEGO star. The 30-foot tree is created out of more than 245,000 green , adorned with more than 400 LEGO ornaments and has over 11,000 LED lights. 15 of those ornaments are Star Wars Death Star ornaments custom built from over 1000 Lego pieces by LEGOLAND’S resident masterbuilders . Sarah Michelle Gellar’s husband, Fredie Prinze Jr., is providing the voice for Kanan Jarrus in the new Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.

Following the ceremony, Gellar and her children raced to the ice skating rink at the entrance of the Park next to LEGOLAND Hotel to enjoy the rest of the evening skating.

The tree lighting ceremony is part of LEGOLAND California Resort’s coolest holiday celebration ever, Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights. Now through January 4, 2015, the Park transforms into a winter wonderland featuring more real snow than ever before with a tubing area for kids to slide down and, new this year, guests are invited to ice skate as an upgrade. Guests can enjoy festive entertainment plus nightly fireworks Dec. 26 through 31 and will conclude with San Diego’s biggest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31. All Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights activities located inside the Park are included with regular Park admission. Tickets for the ice rink, located between the ticket booths and LEGOLAND® Hotel, are sold separately.

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AwesomeToyBlog Holiday Gift Guide Day 1 – Lego

AwesomeToyBlog Gift Guide IconTo kick off the latest edition of the AwesomeToyBlog Holiday Gift Guide, we’re going to look at a few awesome Lego products that I know I’d love to see under the tree. This guide will feature items in three different price ranges, stocking stuffers (around $20 and below), gifts around $50 and below and finally those higher ticket gifts.

Stocking Stuffers

The obvious gift in this category would be a copy of this summer’s Lego movie. The movie was a huge hit, was fun to watch and could be watched over and over again. It’s likely you’ll find many opportunities to pick this up at a discount during the holiday shopping season. Lego’s Melting Room set, with an SRP of $12.99 makes a great companion set for the movie, and includes minifigs of both Emmet and Wyldstyle.

Other great Lego stocking stuffer ideas are any of the numerous small holiday sets available this year. Over the Thanksgiving weekend I picked up the Snowman set at Target for under $10. Other sets I saw were a Reindeer and a Christmas tree decorating set. These are the perfect size to top off a stocking.

Gifts Around $50

In this price range it’s hard to go wrong with any of the Lego videogames. Lego Batman 3 is the most recent and introduces enough new gameplay to keep it feeling fresh. If the person you’re buying for is more of a Marvel fan there’s also a Lego Marvel game that’s a ton of fun.

Older kids (and adults) may appreciate the Lego Architecture sets – they’re one of my favorite themes. Many of these sets run in the $20 to $50 range with the newest addition to the line being the Trevi Fountain ($49.99). Other favorites include Big Ben ($29.99) and the Leaning Tower of Pisa ($34.99)

Big Ticket Gifts

There’s nothing quite like having a big box under the tree, picking it up and hearing the telltale sound of over a thousand Legos. Lego’s Star Wars line is eternally popular and this year they’ve returned to one of Star Wars’ most popular vehicles, the AT-AT. With 1137 pieces, this $110 set is sure to please any Star Wars fan.

The Creator line of modular building are also amazing. These are a series of detailed buildings which all connect to create a city street. There are several of these available now with two of the more recent additions being the Parisian Restaurant and the Palace Cinema. If you’re looking to establish a Lego tradition – these are a great idea as there’s no signs this theme is stopping soon as 2015 is kicking off with the release of a Detective’s office. These sets typically have 2000+ pieces and a price tag around $150

Entertainment Earth Daily Deal for September 26th – 20% off Star Wars Lego

EE Daily Deals TNEvery day Entertainment Earth offers up a deal that’s good for 24 hours only. For September 26th our pals at EE are offering 20% off select in-stock Lego Star Wars including sets like the new AT-AT and Star Destroyer. You can see all the available sets here, and remember that Entertainment Earth is a sponsor of AwesomeToyBlog and any purchases help keep the lights on.

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Lego Minifigures Series 12 Hitting Walgreens

lego logoWalgreens seems to be on quite a roll. Over the weekend, while out on a Dalek hunt I found the 12th series of Lego minifigs in one of the Phoenix area Walgreens. Subsequent trips to other locations also have the figures in stock. Two warnings though…the gamer minifig seems to be heavily packed (or I’m buying all of them) and the Walgreens price is a bit higher than most other retails stops.

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