Monday, December 29, 2014

Lego in the mood for love this Valentine's Day

New images of two romantically themed sets have appeared, continue below to check them out.

Lego have revealed their 2014 Valentine's Day set,  40120 (so far unnamed), which is a little minifigure marriage proposal scene; a window-side table at a restaurant, with a heart-topped bottle of something and a ludicrously scaled box to contain the ring. The set was discovered on the Lego image archive by Brickset.

Year of the sheep

The next year in the Chinese zodiac is the Year of the Sheep, and Lego have released a set to commemorate it. At least if you live in Japan they have, where you can find 40148 Year of the Sheep.

A Japanese website, Lego Train, posted the advert here, while a Brickset reader sent in images of the packaging (see after the jump), revealing how it comes with a gift envelope, ready to package the Lego set up with other new years presents.

This could well be the continuation of an annual tradition, following the release last year of 10250 Year Of The Snake.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Theme Guide: DC Comics Super Heroes (2015)

Page created 5th October 2014. Last updated 28th December 2014.

For the 2015 wave of DC Super Heroes Lego sets, the Justice League is being allowed a bit more into the spotlight, and although Batman (who has dominated the DC Super Heroes range so far) still features in three of the four regular retail sets, there is more space for other characters and not-bat-vehicles.

Four sets include a new "super jumper" part, which appears to be there to allow you to launch Batman, Superman, or whoever else you like, into flight.

Check out all the sets below. UPDATE: Extra sets and images below:

76028 Darkseid Invasion

As is quite typical of this wave of releases, this set features quite a varied assortment of characters (aesthetically at least, I've no idea about their in-universe affiliations), with the most eye-catching to me being Hawkman, whose feathery wings and winged-helmet I can see have some nice fantastical applications beyond the super-hero realm.

The centrepiece of the set is a big rather oddly proportioned jet, which seems to be facing off against what is basically a hovering turret.