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.
Lego has announced an updated X-Wing starfighter set, which promises to be the most detailed build of this iconic vehicle yet. This $200 set has 1,558 pieces and will be available at shop.lego.com. Other details on this set are:
10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter™
Ages 16+. 1,558 pieces
Includes R2-D2 atromech droid
Features highly authentic detailing, and opening wings and cockpit
Measures over 10″ (26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18″ (46cm) wide
In what has become an annual tradition, the first day of Toy Fair kicks off early with Lego’s Collector Event. Before the show opens the fan media is invited to breakfast and to preview all the new product for the line. The gallery below has images of all the sets that could be photographed across all the themes – Duplo, Legends of Chima, Lego City, Star Wars, Heroes – everyhing. As you can imagine, it’s a large gallery. What you won’t see are images of the Iron Man 3 and Superman: Man of Steel sets that were on display, or the official contents of series 11 and 12 of the minifigures. In the meantime, enjoy the gallery and thanks again to the Lego team for organizing this event!
I got a Valentine in the mail today from Lego – which makes me worry that I spend entirely too much money in the Lego store. Included in the card was this red vac metallized minifig keychain. Very cool!
More Toy Fair news continues coming into the AwesomeToyBlog HQ – here’s Lego’s overall press release for Toy Fair. Most of the information isn’t new, but there is the announcement of sets supporting ‘The Long Ranger’, and confirmation that 2013 will have 3 sets of blind-bagged minifigures. Keep reading after the jump for the full text of the release.