Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Lego batmobile

Lego have revealed the latest batmobile set, based on the design from next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Wall Street Journal released an image, ahead of it being on show at the San Diego Comic Con. The final set will apparently also feature two other characters and another vehicle.

The set will be available early next year, ahead of the release of the movie.

Lego's 2015 Comic Con exclusive sets

Page created 24th June 2015. Last updated 1st July 2015.

Lego have announced three sets which will be available next month exclusively at the San Diego Comic Con. Based on some of the most popular of Lego's licenses, there will be a set each from Star Wars, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics. Each will be available in limited numbers at the convention, with attendees having to enter a ballot to even get a chance to buy them! A few will also be given away in competitions via Lego's Twitter - So there's a slim chance of getting them from afar. Continue below to check them all out.

UPDATE: Hoth Bricks have now released packaging images for all the sets too.

My personal favourite is the DC Comics set, a wonderfully retro Lego recreation of the cover of Action Comics #1, the first comic to feature Superman, back in 1938! Collider revealed details of this set, while the Lego Twitter shared the box:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lego Ferrari F40

The latest large scale vehicle model in the Creator Expert line has been revealed, and this time they've moved away from the more retro feel of the previous releases (Mini Cooper, VW Camper, and Beetle) to a more modern classic, in 10248 Ferrari F40.

Bild (via Neoape) took the honour of revealing the set to the world, and also highlighted some of the features of the build, which include a new screen piece with printed angled sides, new hubcaps, pop-up headlights, and an opening back to revealed the detailed engine within, plus a tool-kit in the luggage compartment.

UPDATE: And now the full suite of images has been released (via The Brick Fan), plus the designer video, continue below to scrutinise every detail of the model:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Theme Guide: Scooby-Doo

Due out in a couple of months is the new Scooby-Doo theme, based on the long running spooky-mystery animated series.

Like Lego's previous Monster Fighters theme, the Scooby-Doo sets offer a variety of different supernatural foes, and assorted vehicles to apprehend them with. The series has a much friendly tone though, swapping out the gothic and steampunk elements for bright colours (all but one set comes with a blue and green Mystery Inc. vehicle), and more light-hearted antics rather than a focus on violence.

Continue below for a look at all the sets.

75902 The Mystery Machine

After the five main characters the Mystery Machine is surely the most iconic element in Scooby-Doo, so of course is due a set of it's own.

The brightly coloured vehicles has lots of printed details, alas mostly as stickers. The dish elements have useful printed flower designs at least.

Every set in the range includes Scooby and Shaggy. Note Scooby's head is a separate element, giving him more possibility than many small Lego animals. This set also includes Fred (his only appearance in this initial wave), and a zombie (which appears to have glow in the dark skin). Plus there's a spooky tree!

Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens tease

We have our first tease at Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets, thanks to the teaser page in the latest Lego catalogue. What we see is mostly a pile of bricks, which certainly have the right colours and abundance of curvy parts to be the speeder-bike seen in the trailer. What we can see for sure is the minifigure scale BB-8 droid, which like the real-world counterpart has an amazing amount of character for a head on a sphere!

One The Force Awakens set has been fully revealed already, Entertainment Weekly recently revealed several different toy versions of the First Order stormtrooper, including the Lego Battle Figures buildable action figure:

You will have to wait until January to get the stormtrooper, but the first wave of Battle Figures is due out this year, continue after the jump for the Lego catalogue page previewing all the characters that will be available:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Second wave of minifigure scale Minecraft sets previewed

Lego have released an image previewing the boxs for the second wave of minifigure scale Minecraft sets, due out in a couple of months. The four new sets include a variety of new Minecraft environments.

These join the six previous minifigure scale sets released last year, which themselves followed four micro-scale sets, the first of which was the first ever licensed Lego Ideas (then Cuusoo) set.

UPDATE: The newly released summer Lego catalogue also has spread featuring these four sets:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lego Jurassic World animations

With the release of Jurassic World, Lego have been busy releasing their own Isla Nublar animated adventures to promote the accompanying Lego range. Naturally they are full of all the wit and charm you would expect from a good Lego animation. Enjoy (more after the jump):

This first one takes us through an average morning getting Jurassic World ready for visitors:

Lego Dimensions, the trailers

The latest trailer for the forthcoming toy-to-life video game, Lego Dimensions, is out, and as I've yet to post about said game, I thought I'd play catch up and look at all the trailers so far.

If you've somehow missed news of the game, Lego Dimensions will bring together a host of Lego themes, both original Lego creations and numerous licensed properties (some making their Lego debut), in a single video game, allowing characters and vehicles from different Lego worlds to interact.

The core of the game is the toy pad, which allows different characters and vehicles into the game. The starter pack (available on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, X-Box 360, X-Box One, and WiiU) includes the toy pad, plus Batman (DC Comics), Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), and Wyldstyle (The Lego Movie), as well as the batmobile.

Additional characters, vehicles, gadgets, and game content will then be available as separate expansions, in the form of level packs, which include new levels in the game, plus a new character and vehicle/gadget. Other expansions will just add extra characters and vehicles/gadgets; either team packs, which contain two characters and two vehicles/gadgets, or fun packs, which add one extra character and vehicle/gadget.

To kick off promotion of the game Lego released a couple of rather cinematic trailers, focusing on the drama and scope of the licenses involved (continue after the jump to watch them all).

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Lego WALL•E revealed

Another Lego Ideas set, 21303 WALL•E, has been revealed, thanks to Smyths Toys (via Brickset) who posted several images when listing the set.

Little Lego WALL•E looks just about perfect to me, and is very close indeed to the final model suggested on the original Lego Ideas project. I cannot wait for this set! Continue after the jump for the box art:

Friday, June 12, 2015

Batman v Superman posters

Lego have released Legoised versions of the posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice posters, featuring minifigure version of the two titular characters:

They look much snazzier than the actual posters to me. What do you think? (Regular ones after the jump)