Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lego Friends summer wave

The Daily Brick has posted images of the summer wave of Lego Friends sets. Almost half of them are horse related! Beside the trio of equine sets, there are various other leisurely pursuits for the new Lego girls, with an assortment of bright colours, and packed full of accessories. If nothing else I must have that teal blue bicycle!

3184 Adventure RV
3063 Flightschool with Seaplane
3937 Olivia's Speedboat
3938 Andrea's Rabbit Hutch
3939 Mia's Music Room
3186 SUV With Horse Trailer
3189 Heartlake Stables
3185 Summer Riding Camp

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lego's new hospital and mining sets

Eurobricks forum member GRogall has posted high quality images of Lego's summer wave of City sets. These are mostly themed around a gold mine, but we're also getting a new Lego hospital!

The hospital's scale rather lends itself more to being a local clinic, but it must have a specialised trauma facility inside, as it has a helipad for the included air-ambulance! At any rate the neatly designed building is a vast improvement on the previous bizarre mountain-top hospital set. A very nicely detailed doctor joins the Ambulance paramedics and collectable minifigure nurse and surgeon, in the ever growing Lego medical profession; I'd say we're well equipped to make Scrubs in Lego form now. Bonus points to Lego for including a banana for the set's hapless patient to injure himself on.

4429 Hospital

The mining sets meanwhile offer a welcome variation on the regular Lego construction theme, and must be worth getting at least one set so you can get one of the fantastic new headlamp hats (you know, so you can recreate that bit in the amber mine at the start of Jurassic Park). There's also lots of dynamite, boulders, explosion warning signs (though sadly they appear to be stickers), and of course, gold! Surprisingly these will actually bring us the second gold mine of the year, as a small one can be found in one of the forest police sets too (neither come close to the charm of the old Western one though)!

4200 Mining 4x4

4201 Loader and Tipper

4202 Mining Truck

4203 Excavator Transporter

4204 The Mine

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lego CUUSOO: One in, one out.

A new Lego CUUSOO proposal has reach the required 10000 supporters required to be considered for production. This time it's a spaceship from EVE. From now on CUUSOO are doing quarterly reviews of successful sets, so they wont be deciding on this one until June; along with any other ideas that make the number by then. The Back to the Future DeLorean proposal is already very close.


Meanwhile the last idea to get to 10000 has not past approval. Lego have deemed The Winchester from Shaun of the Dead inappropriate for their core target audience of children.

All my CUUSOO focus is currently on this amazing Jurassic Park idea. While it has barely any support so far I think it's fantastic, and representing such an iconic scene in cinema history is surely deserves a shot. So go support it!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The latest exclusive and promotional Lego sets

In my attempts to keep up to date on all the Lego sets that are to exist I have got a bit behind with the odd promotional and exclusive sets. So here's a little catch up:

The big news, a couple of months ago, was that the first Lego CUUSOO proposal in the international version of the platform got to the 10000 vote mark, and was oked by the Lego team. Coming some time this summer will be a Lego set based on the game Minecraft:

21102 Minecraft Micro World

There are a couple of Lego shop at home special sets on the way too. Here's a video with the designers of the big new R2-D2 set:

10225 R2-D2

The other is their latest aircraft sculpture; a new Sopwith Camel, a sequel of sorts to the previous 2001 edition.

10226 Sopwith Camel

Also in the more specialist arena is the latest set in Lego's Architecture range: Big Ben. This one should be out just in time to cash in on extra British tourism for the Olympics. I'd rather have the entire Palace of Westminster though; looks a bit odd just chopping off the end bit.

21013 Big Ben

Also targeting tourists is a new airline promotional set, a neat little glider to add to your city airport. These are currently available from Virgin Atlantic and TUIfly.

4442 Glider

Getting even more exclusive, there's a special mini Statue of Liberty set available from the New York Lego store, and several newly opening Lego stores have had limited supplies of Lego Store Lego sets:

40026 Statue of Liberty
3300003 Brand Retail Store

Also exclusive to Lego stores, as well as Lego's online shop, will be two promotional minifigures with purchases of Star Wars and Super Heroes sets, during in promotional periods:


Already out in the wild is a special Darth Maul minifigure, so far made available at the New York Toy Fair and Legoland Windsor:

Darth Maul
At some point there is also to be a single figure release of the Ninjago minifigure Rattla. (I'm hoping this will be a release I can get hold of as it's a figure I really like for it's Stargate Jaffa looks, but comes in sets I'm not interested in)

30088 Rattla

Finishing off the minifigure releases, there has also been a pack of firefighters at bulk out your city team:

853378 Firefighters

Finally there have been a few seasonal releases for Easter and Valentine's Day, plus there's a tiny cake due at some point:

40029 Valentine's Day Box
40030 Duck with Ducklings
40031 Bunny and Chick
40048 Birthday Cake

Meet the Monster Fighters

Lego has launched its website for the forthcoming Monster Fighters range, which includes this fun little video introducing the story of the theme and all the characters:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Lego Super Heroes: Marvel

The first wave of Marvel sets in the Lego Super Heroes range are imminent, and thus, so are decent pictures. I don't have a clue what's going on in most of them, as they are almost all related to the forthcoming Avengers film, which has failed to peak my interest - So I'm hoping the next wave has more Spiderman and X-Men based sets; then I might have half an idea what they're meant to be. Until then, enjoy these:

6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle

6866 Wolverine's Chopper Showdown

6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Chase

6868 Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout

6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle
In other Super Heroes news, an exclusive Lex Luthor figure, with a jet-pack, will be available when pre-ordering the Lego Batman II: DC Super Heroes video game from select retailers.

30164 Lex Luthor

Lego Lord of the Rings

The first Lego Lord of the Rings sets are on the way, and the first officially released pictures of the sets are starting to show up. Lots of the lovely new horses, loads of new minifigure accessories, piles of the new brickwork detailed bricks, and even some nifty use of the Games microfigs. Have a looksie:

9469 Gandalf Arrives
(,,, Things From Another World)

9472 Attack on Weathertop
(,, Things From Another World

9473 The Mines of Moria
(,,, Things From Another World)

9474 The Battle of Helm's Deep

9471 Urak-hai Army
(,,, Things From Another World

9470 Shelob Attacks
9476 The Orc Forge

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A few more little Lego sets

Browsing on Brickset I noticed a few more little sets that have turned up, or will be turning up, this year. Three Ninjago:

30085 Jumping Snakes


30087 Car

And two Friends: