Lego’s announced their newest CREATOR set, the Lego Fairground Mixer. The carnival has come to town with the amusement park ride the Mixer, ticket booth, dunk tank and strong man contest. The Mixer ride features glow-in-the-dark elements and is compatible with LEGO Power Function motors (not included) so the ride can be electrically powered. This set includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver, ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times. The Mixer can then fold up and head out of town on the truck while the ticket booth, high-striker and dunk tank are all held on a second accessory truck. This 1,746 piece set was designed by Jamie Berard who also designed the CREATOR Sydney Opera House, Sopwith Camel and an AwesomeToyBlog favorite – the Tower Bridge.
Check this set out in the gallery below and it’ll be available this June with a U.S. suggested retail price of $149.99.
Lego today announced their next Cuusoo set that will go into production. There were seven fan created sets that the Lego team consider productizing, but only one met all the criteria and will be productized. While you can watch the entire video below – the “winning” set is the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set, which will see the release of the Ecto-1 and Ghostbusters minifigs. This will make a great companion piece to the Cuusoo Back to the Future DeLorean.
Lego’s really getting the hang of this video thing, as their design team takes you on a tour of their new Maersk Line Triple-E ship set, which is available now at your local Lego store or online. Priced at $149.99 this set includes 1519 pieces and measures over 8″ high, 25″ long and 3″ wide when assembled.
The Lego Movie is set to hit theaters February 7th and Toys “R” Us is starting the party on Thursday, January 30th. Toys “R” Us stores nationwide will have a dedicated Lego Movie feature shop and host special events and giveaways.
“LEGO construction sets prove to be perennial favorites among our customers, and in recent years, those that allow kids and collectors to bring moments from entertainment properties to life have gained in popularity,” said Lisa Harnisch, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Toys, Toys“R”Us, U.S. “LEGO products have even influenced TV shows and movies with the introduction of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu on Cartoon Network and now ‘The LEGO Movie.’ One thing is certain, the LEGO brand is engrained in pop culture, and we are thrilled to offer enthusiasts of all ages the broadest assortment of LEGO sets, exclusive items and special events so they can experience the magic of building right in our stores.”
The special events include:
Toys “R” Us and Toysrus.com/LEGO exclusive “The Lego Movie Rescue Reinforcements” set. This 859-piece set inclues 5 minifigures, a fire mech, windmill helicopter and the Micro Manager.
Gifts with LEGO Product Purchases. Beginning Sunday, February 2, customers who make a $50 or more LEGO construction purchase in-store will receive a complimentary ticket to see “The LEGO Movie” in theaters, while supplies last. Plus, on Saturday, February 8, those who purchase “The LEGO Movie” video game for Nintendo 2DS will receive a $15 Toys“R”Us Gift Card, while supplies last. (No rain checks)
Calling all Little Builders for “The LEGO Movie” In-Store Event: Toys“R”Us stores nationwide will host a special event from 12 noon – 2pm on Saturday, February 8, during which aspiring builders can construct – and take home – Emmet’s car. Plus, customers can try out the all-new “The LEGO Movie” video game on Nintendo 2DS. (Excludes Toys“R”Us Express and Outlet stores.)
Prizes and Surprises: As part of the February 8 in-store event, attendees can enter a raffle to win one of two exciting prizes. One lucky winner at each Toys“R”Us location will receive a $10 Toys“R”Us Gift Card, while a second winner will receive the Lord Business’ Evil Lair construction set.
For the latest information surrounding “The LEGO Movie” products, special events and more, customers can visit the Toys“R”Us Facebook fan page at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Pinterest page at Pinterest.com/Toysrus or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@Toysrus).
Lego’s newest modular building is the Parisian Restaurant, a 2,469 piece set that includes 5 minifigures, a rat, a seagull and two clams. These are some of my favorite sets that are being produced today – the details and modular nature of the sets are insane. Check out this newest video where they walk you through the details of the set. Check it out below – and pick yours up at your local Lego store or shop.lego.com.
Images of the Lego Simpson house have been everywhere the past few days – but here’s a YouTube video of Lego team walking you through the set. With 2523 pieces and 6 minifigures this $199.99 set is going to be available in February 2014. Check it out below!
The 2014 Star Wars Lego sets have been unveiled over at the Brothers Brick. If you’re a fan of Episode III you’re going to be thrilled…if you’re not….sorry? Clearly the cancellation of the 3D’d prequels is still having an effect on the products we’re seeing on shelves. You can see all the 2014 sets here. Enjoy!
Last year at SDCC Lego gave away Phoenix, Black Spider-Man, Bizarro and Shazam minifigs through random draw. It looks like Lego might be doing something similar this year as 4 new Marvel and DC Comic minifigures have been revealed today. This years figures are Green Arrow, Superman from Man of Steel, Spider-Woman and the Amazing Spider-Man. These are sure to be a hot commodity at the show, so if you’re attending, be sure to swing by the Lego booth and try your luck!
Some of my favorite Lego sets are their giant ones based on real landmarks like the Tower Bridge and the Eiffel Tower. Today Lego revealed their latest – a 2,989 piece build of the Sydney Opera house. This world renown building features organic curves, complex shapes and subtle details and will make one fun build! The assembled set measures over 11″ tall, 25″ wide and 15″ deep. This set is sure to be a draw for expert builders as well as it’s filled with rare tan bricks and the debut of the 48×48 stud baseplate in blue. This set, 10234, will be available in September from shop.lego.com and is priced at $319.99.
Last week Lego sent out teasers to many media outlets promoting their new animated miniseries ‘The Yoda Chronicles’ (premiering May 29 on Cartoon Network) – mine is in the queue to be photographed for AwesomeToyBlog. The box promised there’d be a big secret revealed, but I don’t think anyone expected the secret to be this big. Today in Times Square Lego unveiled a full sized X-Wing Fighter constructed out of Lego bricks. This 46,000 lb model is built from 5.3 million Lego bricks. This build took 32 people 17,336 hours to build. I’ll let those numbers sink in for a minute.
The full sized Lego X-Wing Fighter is on display in Times Square for three days and will then head to the west coast where it’ll be on display at Legoland for the remainder of the year. And be sure to watch The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network premiering May 29th. You can see Lego’s gallery of the unveiling here on Facebook.
Earlier today, Lego sent out an announcement of a new promotion they’re offering. With a $50 purchase at the Lego store in-store or online, you get a free ‘ Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone’ set. This promotion will run through the end of the month or until supplies run out. You can shop online at shop.lego.com.
Lego sent out a pair of awesome pics today recreating Iron Man 3 movie posters using only minifigures in the latest Marvel Lego sets. Iron Man 3 opens in just a few weeks and the new Lego sets are in stores now!
On Monday, March 25th, Lego is kicking off a new contest on rebrick.com which will give fans worldwide a chance to create a scene for inclusion in the upcoming 3D animated film “The Lego Movie”. Fans are to create a 15-30 second clip where a (non-licensed!) minifigure needs to deconstruct their environment and then reconstruct the bricks into new tools and vehicles to prevent impending doom.
The Grand Prize winner gets a trip and VIP tour for two to Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California; a meeting with the directors, to participate in a LEGO build; an exclusive LEGO film camera designed and built by the official LEGO model shop; plus souvenir items from the movie’s set, signed by the designers. Their scene may also be included in the film! Second and third place also get a sweet prize pack.