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 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 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!


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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Lego Minifigures Series 12 Fully Revealed, Due in October

lego logoThe Simpsons and Lego Movie themed Lego Minifigure series have been a bit of a departure from the first nine series. The 12th series represents a return to course as the sixteen figures in the box are just random characters. This series is roughly balanced between male and female figures and includes a guy in a pig suit, a wizard, a Wednesday Addams/goth girl and 13 other characters. These will be available  October 1st and also available in-game at Check out series 12 below!

Lego Unveils SDCC Exclusives, Giveaways and More

SDCC 2014 logo bLEGO Systems, Inc. today unveiled details of everything that contributes to its largest San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) presence ever. The LEGO® booth will welcome show attendees with life-sized LEGO models, sneak peeks of 2015 LEGO building sets, photo-opps and content demos. Additionally, fans will have a chance to win limited edition minifigures each day and exclusive SDCC LEGO sets will be sold in the company’s booth shop. The family-friendly booth will feature thousands of LEGO bricks for attendees to build and take home their own brick-based heroes. The LEGO excitement can be found at booth #2829 of the San Diego Convention Center, July 24-27.

“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.

Dear Lego – I’d really like one of those Batmobiles. Let’s make this happen – thanks!

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