For day 2 of Star Wars Celebration 2015, LEGO has unveiled a few more summer 2015 LEGO Star Wars sets to the public, the Flash Speeder (75091), Naboo Starfighter (75092), Death Star Final Duel (75093). LEGO also revealed another character in the Buildable Figure line with Commander Cody (75108). The three play sets will be available in June while the Cody Buildable Figure will be available in September.
Check out the video below of the sets from Parks and Cons to see the sets up close. If the videos are too blurry, feel free to head over to our New York Toy Fair post where we have some clearer images of the sets.
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LEGO has just revealed the next character in the LEGO Star Wars Buildable Figures line, Clone Commander Cody (75108) at Star Wars Celebration 2015. The set will have 82 pieces and will be available along with the other characters in the line in September. Check out the full 360 degree look of Commander Cody below.
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Today at Star Wars Celebration VII 2015, LEGO unveiled to the general public some of the summer 2015 wave of LEGO Star Wars sets. Unfortunately, they were nothing new that we’ve already seen before back in February at New York Toy Fair which was for press viewing. The sets that were shown off so far today were the Luke Skywalker (75110) and Darth Vader (75111) Buildable Constraction sets, the Imperial Shuttle Tydirium (75094), and the Imperial Assault Carrier (75106). If the videos below were too quick or blurry, visit our link above to see clearer still shots of the sets. Stay tuned this weekend as more sets will be revealed but I have a feeling that they are sets that we’ve already seen images of before.
Update: Right when I hit publish on this post, LEGO tweeted out a 360 degree view of the General Grievous (75112) Buildable set. Also review was the Obi-Wan Kenobi (75109) figure as well. I’ll keep an eye out if there are any other reveals today.
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LEGO has officially released images of the Star Wars Celebration 2015 set, the Tatooine Mini-Build. The set consists of 178 pieces and will retail for $40. Attendee badge holders will be able to purchase it today at 11am and at 10am on Friday and Saturday.
The set comes with a mini Sandcrawler, Landspeeder, Lars Homestead, and micro versions of C-3P0, R2-D2, Owen Lars, two Jawas, and also a regular C-3P0 minifigure. There’s no word on how many sets are available each day but don’t be surprised if they’re sold out very quickly. Fans can also have the set signed by designer Mark Roe.
Stay tuned for later today when LEGO will be revealing some of the summer 2015 sets and possibly some of the Episode VII: The Force Awakens sets.
For those who are wondering if the minifigures on the bases for LEGO Dimensions can be removed or not, there’s some good news. LEGO has pretty much confirmed that the minifigs can be removed from their RFID bases which has been a concern for many who have been waiting for a definite answer on this issue before they are sold on the new interactive video game. You can now rest assure that the minifigures can be added to your LEGO collection without harming any of the components.
Back in January, it was announced that TT Games will be releasing LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game this fall. As we’ve come to expect, an exclusive minifigure or set would probably be included with pre-orders of the game. Speculation stated as readers tried to figure out who or what it could be. One popular guess was Agent Phil Coulson as he’s a popular character that hasn’t been represented as a physical minifigure yet and wasn’t included in the The SHIELD Helicarrier (76042).
Wikipedia, of all places, may have revealed the exclusive minifigure for LEGO Marvel’s Avengers as Falcon, most likely the version from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I’m not totally sure where the information came from as the press release that was cited didn’t mention anything about Falcon. As for him being the exclusive pre-order bonus minifigure? I’m okay with it as we don’t have a movie version of him either. What are your guys’ thoughts about Falcon potentially being the minifig that’ll be included with the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers video game?
Update: The part about the Falcon minifigure has been taken down on Wikipedia.
To celebrate the first birthday, LEGO Ideas has made some important changes to the lifespan of projects. Every project will now be given one year (365 days) to achieve 10,000 supporters and will be awarded more time when they hit certain milestones. For projects that get 1,000 supporters, they will get an additional 6 months (182 days) and if projects reach 5,000 supporters before time is up, they will get another 6 month extension (182 days). That means projects now have the potential to get a maximum of two years (729 days) to get 10,000 supporters.
For those projects that are currently very close to hitting 10k with only a few days left to go, they can now breathe a sigh of relief as they now have more time to get the required number of supporters. This change also helps projects that aren’t IP-related ones as they sometimes get looked over for projects that do have IPs so that’s cool. Head over to the blog post to read more about the major changes coming to LEGO Ideas.