Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lego Super Heroes: Marvel

Pictures have started to surface online of the Marvel big figure sets from the second wave of Lego's Super Heroes theme:

4529 Iron Man
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4530 The Hulk
(Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.it, Amazon.co.jp, Entertainment Earth, Things From Another World, Forbidden Planet)

4597 Captain America
(Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.it, Amazon.co.jp, Entertainment Earth, Things From Another World, Forbidden Planet)

The recent UK Toy Fair also revealed some details of the minifigure scale sets, including an image of the Hulk and Captain America:

6865 Captain America’s Avenging Cycle
6866 Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown
6867 Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape
6868 Hulk’s Hellcarrier Breakout
6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle

Brickset also list a 6873 Spider-man's Doc Oc Ambush, but that set apparently wasn't on show.

The Lego Fellowship

The recent UK Toy Fair has given the world a first look at the entire Lego Fellowship of the Ring

And following up on that individual figure images have started to show up (the Urak-Hai look amazing!):

While no images of the sets have been officially released yet, the Toy Fair also gives the first legitimate set listing and descriptions. In addition to those new figures many of the sets include a new Lego horse, with articulation to the back legs so it can rear! The first wave includes:

9469 Gandalf Arrives
Gandalf on his cart, with fireworks (including a neat use of the new ninjago snake) and Frodo too.

9470 Shelob Attacks
Shelob the Spider, with Frodo, Samwise, and Gollum, which is a custom mold with moveable arms.

9471 Uruk-Hai Army
Basically an Uruk-Hai battle pack, with four of the things, plus Eomer, a Rohan soldier, a horse, a siege machine, and a bit of wall which can be added to the larger Helm's Deep set to make it even bigger.

9472 Attack on Weathertop
Frodo, Merry, Aragorn at Weathertop, with two Ringwaiths on horseback.

9473 The Mines of Moria
Legolas, Boromir, Pippin, Gimli, a cave troll and two Moria orcs with various bits of Moria scenery.

9474 The Battle of Helm’s Deep
Great big castle with Theoden, Haldir, Aragorn, Gimli, King and four Urak-Hai.

9476 The Orc Forge
Five orcs, some forgey stuff, and a light-brick amongst it all.

The next couple of character poster has also been released; LEGOlas and Gollum:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Next Lego Architecture set is: Sydney Opera House, plus Hayabusa box art

Amazon.co.jp has added a listing revealing that the next Lego Architecture set will be a small scale rendition of the Sydney Opera House, due out in March:

21012 Sydney Opera House

Amazon.co.jp has also listed the second CUUSOO set (suggested and voted for by Lego fans), the Hayabusa space probe, which is set for release in Japan only in March too. Future CUUSOO sets should be available internationally now Lego has expanded the concept world wide.

21101 Hayabusa

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lego's next modular building is Town Hall

Images have begun to surface of Lego's next modular building set, and this time we're getting a town hall:

I look forward to seeing what treats are in the interior, and some higher res image to get a better look at that nice roof-light feature.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lego Aragorn has returned!

Or made his debut in fact (with remarkably sculpted cheeks for a Lego person), in this new poster promoting the forthcoming Lego The Lord of the Rings line:

VIP Exclusive Lego Minifigure set

Lego have announced the results of the vote for a best-of the collectable minifigures set. Or rather, they have announced the five figures they are re-releasing as a set; the wording of their statement makes me question if they are necessarily the most voted for:
We are delighted to announce the line-up for the VIP Exclusive LEGO® Minifigures set, to be released in summer 2012. We took the results from our vote poll back in July last year and wherever possible, selected the characters that our VIPs wanted brought back - this time with some unique coloured elements!
The five figures are: the Elf, Gorilla Suit Guy, Space Villain, Mummy, and Fisherman. Rather disappointingly all are from the third series, so no return for such early classics as the Spartan, Zombie, Cheerleader, Caveman, Mime, or Mariachi.

Based on that image the new coloured parts seem to be the gold scorpion (instead of much more unusual dark red from the original), a black hat instead of dark blue for the fisherman, and grey or silver fish instead of the original green, plus darker metallic artificial limbs for the space villain.

News of when the set will be released is to be announced in a future VIP email. So sign up if you haven't already.

On top of the disappointing selection of figures here I'm also sad that this set isn't what I initially imagined it might be when I read the email announcing the vote: I dreamed that the winning figure or figures would have a set built around them (a little bit of scenery or a small vehicle relevant to them). Now how much cooler would that have been, even for these five...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Lego Games - Star Wars: Battle of Hoth

Check out these recently released images of the first Star Wars entry to the Lego Games range, 3866 Battle of Hoth. This game features a really cool feature where you seem to be moving your microfigures around inside AT-AT walkers, AT-STs, Speeders and Taun-Tauns! I'm a little disappointed they didn't make a unique Darth Vader microfigure mold, but the Boba Fett one looks pretty cool.

3866 Battle of Hoth
(Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, Amazon.it)