Warner Brothers has released a teaser trailer for The LEGO Movie that will be coming out February 7th, 2014. The movie features many big name stars including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, and Nick Offerman.
The first-ever full length featured film centers around Emmet who will be saving the world from total destruction. The trailer shows many minifigures from different LEGO sets being introduced by Vitruvius voiced by Freeman. He also says that they “have learned that Lord Business plans to end the world as we know it. There is yet one hope. The ‘Special’ as arisen.” The scene then pans to Emmet voiced by Pratt who has no idea what is going on. The trailer then shows a lot of amazing action sequences using stop-motion animation as well as CGI. You also get a glimpse of Lucy, played by Banks, who might be the love interest of the hero.
Last month, the guys over at Beyond the Brick needed your support on Kickstarter so they could go to Brickworld Chicago 2013. The project was successful and the team of Joshua Hanlon and Matthew Kay got to go to Brickworld last week to film some nice footage of the event. They have uploaded videos of a complete guided tour of Brickworld Chicago 2013 as well as the unveilings of the LEGO Creator Expert Sydney Opera House (10234) and the LEGO CUUSOO Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Check out their videos below and subscribe to their channel to see more videos of Brickworld as well as their usual video interviews with various LEGO artists.
LEGO Creator Expert Sydney Opera House (10234) Unveiling
LEGO CUUSOO Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover
Brick Fanatics is reporting that The Daily Mail newspaper will be giving out FREE LEGO polybags with their paper on upcoming dates in June. Back in March, LEGO’s partnership with The Sun newpaper ended and UK LEGO fans were fearing that there will not be any more LEGO sets being given along with their papers.
In this new promotion, you will be able to get the LEGO The Hobbit Gandalf at Dol Guldur Polybag (30213) on Saturday, June 29th and the LEGO Creator Little Car (30183) on Sunday, June 30th. There’s no additional information about the promotion at this time but I’m sure Richard over at Brick Fanatics will have the news as soon as it becomes available.
From June 17th to June 30th, the new LEGO The Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc (10237) is now available early for LEGO VIP members on Shop@Home. The set has a whopping 2359 pieces and retails for $199.99. As an added bonus, you also get a FREE limited edition poster with your purchase. That is on top of the Jor-El Polybag you will be getting as well as FREE shipping. You have to be logged into with your LEGO ID to see the item and to purchase it or else you won’t be able to get access to the item at all. There is a limit of two sets per household.
10237 Tower of Orthanc
Ages 14+. 2,359 pieces.
Build the The Lord of the Rings™ trilogy must-have model!
US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK
Finally, collect one of the most instantly recognizable and iconic buildings of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Tower of Orthanc! Build all 6 highly detailed floors filled with fascinating movie-related details including the attic, library, alchemy room, Saruman’s throne room, entrance hall and dungeon. This exclusive model stars in some of the most iconic scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies. Swoop down with the Great Eagle and rescue stranded Gandalf the Grey from his tower-top prison after his defeat at the hands of the white wizard, Saruman. Build the powerful, tree-like Ent, with poseable limbs and cool swinging arm function, then attack the Uruk-hai and Orc Pitmaster while Saruman and his servant Grima Wormtongue take refuge high in the tower. The Tower of Orthanc is a must-have model for any The Lord of the Rings collection! Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster.
- Includes a Great Eagle, buildable Ent figure and 5 minifigures with weapons: Saruman with kirtle outfit, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf™ the Grey, an Uruk-hai™ and the Orc Pitmaster
- Features 6 highly detailed floors with lots of functions, including a folding staircase, LEGO® light brick palantir, opening entrance doors and a trap door
- Weapons include 5 staffs, knife, sword, shield and a long axe
- The attic features a folding staircase, the 3 staffs of the missing wizards, the 2 keys of the Two Towers, 2 maps and an Uruk-hai helmet, shield and sword
- The library features 2 books, 2 torches, 2 maps and 2 skulls
- The alchemy room features 2 torches, a bomb (being produced for the Battle of Helm’s Deep™), 2 potions, bottle, skull, gunpowder keg, pot, cauldron and a long axe
- Saruman’s throne room features lamps, 2 bookcases with 3 potions, map, letter and the powerful palantir with a LEGO light brick
- The entrance hall features opening doors, trap door, 2 large banners, chandelier, statue and 2 axes
- The creepy dungeon features a chain, 2 bones, 2 skulls and a rat
- Buildable Ent features poseable limbs for holding a minifigure and a cool swinging arm function attack the tower with the cool buildable and poseable Ent!
- Swoop to the rescue with the Great Eagle!
- Activate the LEGO light brick and make the palantir glow!
- Set the trap door and banish unwanted guests to the dungeon!
- Prepare the bomb for the Battle of Helm’s DeepTM!
- Swing the Ent’s arms to smash or grab things with the poseable fingers!
- Measures over 28″ (73cm) high, 8″ (21cm) wide and 6″ (16cm) deep
- Ent stands over 9″ (23cm) tall
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
July 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:
US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111
LEGO brand stores as well as Shop@Home is currently having a deal going on for the LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Jor-El Minifigure Polybag (5001623). From June 1st to June 25th, while supplies last, you can get it for FREE with a purchase of $75 or more.
The polybag contains five pieces. The cape is not protected by any cardboard. The design of Jor-El looks very similar to Superman with some subtle differences. The whole costume is a little bit darker blue than his son’s. However, the “S” emblem on the middle of the chest is of brown. His cape is also brown colored instead of the red that superman has. Jor-El has a single-sided head with a serious expression. He has a full beard that is brown and grey. The hairpiece is also brown.
The Jor-El minifigure is a very nice addition to any LEGO collection. Although the design is similar to Superman, the differences he has makes him a unique minifigure. Again, the minifigure is a bonus exclusive when you spend over $75 at LEGO stores and Shop@Home. The summer wave sets of many LEGO themes have been released so it can be pretty easy to get a couple of the polybags.
This is what the exclusive LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper Lieutenant (5001709) looks like that fans could have gotten at Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California this past weekend. Kids who entered and won the Jedi Trivia, got one of these bad boys. The minifigure was also given out to volunteers who brought a MOC to show at the Fan Gallery in the upper level of The Model Shop.
At Brickworld Chicago 2013, LEGO has announced the latest LEGO Creator Expert set, the Sydney Opera House (10234). The set will contain 2989 pieces and retails for $319.99. It will be available in September 2013.
The Sydney Opera House in New South Wales, Australia started construction in 1959 and was completed in 1973. The official opening was on October 20, 1973. The Opera House is one of the most well recognized buildings in the world. There have been famous musical performances held there and is one of Australia’s most popular attractions.
The famous Australian landmark is the latest structure to be added to LEGO® Creator Expert range. The set contains nearly 3,000 LEGO bricks, and will launch in September.
The LEGO Group is set to pay homage to one of the greatest buildings of the Twentieth Century when it debuts a striking new official Sydney Opera House model on 1 September 2013.
The construction skills of LEGO fans from around the world will be put to the test as they recreate the unmistakable rooflines and complex angled walls of the Opera House using advanced building techniques and a total of 2,989 LEGO bricks.
Scaling 28cm high x 63.5cm wide x 38cm deep, this authentic representation of the Opera House will even stay true to its iconic harbour surrounds with the introduction the LEGO Group’s largest blue stud baseplate ever along with an abundance of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes.
The Opera House model joins the LEGO Creator Expert product range, which has previously seen the likes of the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge immortalized in LEGO® bricks.
Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece!
Ages 16+. 2,989 pieces.
One of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings- the Sydney Opera House™. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advancedbuilding techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 2013 via Shop@Home, LEGO® Stores
US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99 £ DK 2499.00 DKK