As we predicted, the new LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059) has been revealed at Brick Cascade 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The set is indeed labeled an Ultimate Collector’s Series set. Check out the press release, the designer video, and the official images below.
Ages 14+ 3,296 Pieces
US $299.99 – CA $349.99 – DE 299.99€ – UK £249.99 – DK 2,799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Collect a true icon of the classic Star Wars™ universe – the mighty Sandcrawler™!
Recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope with this amazing LEGO® incarnation of the Jawas’ desert-going vehicle, the Sandcrawler™. Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sandcrawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker™ and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there’s R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4™, a Treadwell Droid™, Gonk Droid™ and even C-3PO™. When the sale is complete, lift the side panels and top to reveal more great features inside, like the engine, storage bay, cockpit and more. There’s even a speeder bike for when the Jawas need to venture outside. Includes 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Uncle Owen, C-3PO™ and 4 Jawas™, plus R2-D2™, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid™, Gonk Droid™, R5-D4™ and a Treadwell Droid™.
Travel the dunes with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Sandcrawler™ with working cranes, detailed interior, 7 minifigures, 5 droids and lots more!
- Includes 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Uncle Owen, C-3PO™ and 4 Jawas™, plus R2-D2™, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid™, Gonk Droid™, R5-D4™ and a Treadwell Droid™
- Features 8 tracks with steering function, lowering front ramp, opening side flaps, removable top, working cranes, speeder bike, opening hatch for easy access to the boxes, attachable handles for lifting boxes, and a detailed interior including engine bay, storage bay and cockpit
- Also includes stock for old droids and droid parts
- Weapons include a lightsaber for Luke Skywalker™
- Sell droids to Luke and his Uncle
- Keep your droids well maintained
- Pretend to suck R2-D2™ up into the Sandcrawler™ – just like in the movie!
- Own your own iconic vehicle from the classic Star Wars™ universe
- Relive classic moments from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- Measures over 9” (24cm) high, 18” (48cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
May 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.
It is never too early to talk about LEGO conventions that are upcoming later in the year. Bricks by the Bay is back again this year for their fifth straight year and will be held on August 7-10, 2014. There are some new things happening at the event. One is the increased floor space. There is now over 33,000 square feet of LEGO goodness. There will now be two ballroom spaces for AFOLs and LEGO fans to show off their creations. There is also an extra day for attendees to participate in different events held at the convention. There will be more details of the convention as we get closer to the date. Read more about Bricks by the Bay 2014 in their press release below:
Fifth Annual BRICKS BY THE BAY Convention coming this August
LEGO® builders and fans convention August 7-10, 2014
Northern California-March 2014: It is time to mark calendars for LEGO® artists, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and fans for the Fifth Annual Bricks By the Bay convention coming this summer: August 7-10, 2014. The convention will be hosted at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California.
“This year marks a special milestone for Bricks By the Bay,” said Bill Ward, director and president of the organization. “This will be our fifth annual convention. We held our first in April of 2010 and were blown away by the incredible reception, both among LEGO® builders and fans but also the general public.
Bricks By the Bay 2014 has two new features: increased floor space – over 33,000 square feet – and an extra day. There will be two large ballroom spaces for AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO®) and other enthusiasts to show off their MOCs (aka My Own Creations) and hobnob with fellow builders. And, the attendee convention has added, this year, a third day: Thursday, August 7, giving convention attendees a third day to participate in special workshops, games and other events.
Said Russell Clark, on the Board of Directors for the convention and avid builder himself, “Our theme for this year is Fun & Games. Convention attendees are invited to create original designs that fit with the theme. I’ve seen some amazing sculpture and mosaic work done using LEGO® and can’t wait to see what people bring to the event. But in addition to that we’ll have plenty of the usual trains, spaceships, castles, and other traditional LEGO® models.”
LEGO® building clubs, also known as LUGs (LEGO® User Groups) are invited to bring group displays. “Having so much more display space, with the addition of a second ballroom, makes this possible,” said Ward.
Bricks By the Bay draws hobbyists and clubs from around the country…even internationally…and features club displays, individual MOC’s, contests, vendors, keynote speakers and the final day of convention, August 10, 2014 will include an “Open to the Public” time where the general public can come in and view the many creations on display.
Information about the event schedule, convention registration information and the Open Public Day can be found at the website: http://www.bricksbythebay.com.
LEGO® and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this event.
“Bricks By the Bay” and the bridge logo are trademarks of Bricks By the Bay, Inc. Logo designed by Russell Clark and Brad Kidwell.
Bricks By the Bay, Inc. is a volunteer-run non-profit corporation 501©(3).
The LEGO Minecraft team is planning on releasing some details of the next Minecraft set. In the video below, they show something that wants to burst out of a brick and wants people to guess what it is. We do know that the designers have been working on a Co-Build set and have been giving updates on it. Or could it be the revealing of the Microworld: The End (21107) set? Back in January, it was revealed that this set would be joining the current Minecraft sets. The End features bricks called End Stone and mobs called Enderman. This dimension also has a boss mob called the Ender Dragon. We’ll see soon enough what this mysterious trailer is all about in the very near future.
There are a couple of teaser images of the LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures (71005) featuring arms of a couple of the characters. One image shows Ned Flanders holding a cup that says I Heart South Paws which is from his store, The Leftorium. Left-handers unite! The other image shows Homer holding a 1×1 round tile of a sprinked donut. We’ve already seen this image back in January at the 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair. This version of Homer also has a 1×2 TV remote control. We should start seeing images of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures – The Simpsons Series soon. They will be available in May along with the TV episode on Fox.
**Via LEGO Facebook Page**
In our next review of the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters sets, we have the AAT (75029). The set contains 95 pieces and like all the other Microfighter sets, it goes for $9.99. The box includes two un-numbered bags and a small instruction booklet.
Ultron32 on Eurobricks has posted an image of a new LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles polybag that was being sold at their local toy store, Mikey’s Mini-Shellraiser (30271). Not only do you get a Michaelangelo minifigure, you also get a brick-built remote controlled Mini-Shellraiser. There’s no word on how else this 47 piece polybag will be distributed or the price for it.
The Forest Lawn Museum is having a LEGO exhibition from March 8th through Memorial Day, May 26th called A Million and One Pieces. This event is the first solo museum exhibition by David Tracy who worked as an apprentice for renowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. This exhibition features thirty-two pieces of art including sixteen LEGO lamps in a series called Splash of Color, chairs, tables, and also a sculpture of a human head. These pieces range from 2,700 to 26,000 LEGO bricks. Again, the event will be at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, CA. Check out the official press release below:
FOREST LAWN MUSEUM
AT FOREST LAWN—GLENDALE
A MILLION AND ONE PIECES
By David Tracy
Contemporary Furniture and Sculpture Crafted from LEGO® Bricks
MARCH 8 – MAY 26, 2014
Opening Reception Saturday, March 8, 2014
6 to 8 pm
GLENDALE, CA—Forest Lawn Museum presents A Million and One Pieces, an exhibition of enchanting contemporary furniture and inventive sculptures masterfully hand-crafted from vibrant LEGO® bricks by celebrated up and coming designer David Tracy. On view at Forest Lawn Museum from Saturday, March 8 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014, A Million and One Pieces is the first solo museum exhibition for Tracy and features thirty-two pieces that push the boundaries of modern design, utilizing tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks.
The opening reception for A Million and One Pieces will take place Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition comes as the LEGO® brand is front and center in the cultural zeitgeist, with the newly released The LEGO® Movie stacking up as a huge hit with audiences of all ages.
The A Million and One Pieces exhibition includes a captivating selection of modern furniture and vivid sculptures that present a fun, dynamic fusion of colorful LEGO® bricks and cutting-edge modern design, including cardboard chairs, sixteen LEGO® lamps in a series called Splash of Color, LEGO® tables, and a LEGO® sculpture of a human head. Ranging in size from 2,700 LEGO® bricks to 26,000 LEGO® bricks—each set glued together by hand, brick-by-brick—Tracy’s inspired works demonstrate the expansive possibilities and fluidity of form that can be achieved using thousands of tiny square and rectangular LEGO® bricks.
A Million and One Pieces continues a recurring artistic theme at Forest Lawn Museum, following the presentation of internationally-acclaimed LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, whose work was featured in the exhibition The Art of the Brick at Forest Lawn Museum in the summer of 2010, and with whom Tracy previously worked as an apprentice.
The collection of works featured in A Million and One Pieces represent an early career retrospective for the 23-year-old artist, who has spent thousands of hours over the past five years conceiving of and creating the pieces in this exhibition.
Tracy, who first began sculpting with LEGO® bricks as a child at the age of six, said he remains still today enthralled with the little “extraordinarily well-engineered bricks.” Working with LEGO® bricks is “like having a 3D printing medium of your own that you can build anything with, and which adapts to your skill level,” he explains. “I am always pushing myself, and my work has become more intricate and precise as my experience and skill level has increased over the years.”
Said Museum Director and exhibition curator, Joan P. Adan: “David Tracy’s impressive pieces bring such joy. They present at once a nod to the child in each of us who grew up playing with these colorful LEGO® bricks and pave the way for the future of contemporary art and modern design.”
Recently named one of the Top 10 Free Museums in the country by Yahoo Travel, Forest Lawn Museum has a history of introducing unique and exciting exhibitions to the Southern California community. Located on the 290-acre Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale—which has been a renowned Southern California landmark since 1906, featuring a stunning array of art, architecture and three beautiful churches—Forest Lawn Museum is committed to enriching the community through the educational presentation of artwork that focuses on history, culture and religion.
A Million and One Pieces is accompanied by a full-page color brochure.
To attend the A Million and One Pieces exhibition opening reception, taking place on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm, call 323.340.4792 or email [email protected]
David Truman Tracy (b. 1990) is a Los Angeles-based furniture and sculpture designer. His pieces have appeared in distinguished galleries and showrooms throughout Los Angeles, as well as in his hometown of Sacramento, CA, including at Google, Cain Modern in West Hollywood, CA, Lumens Light + Living in Sacramento, CA, the Gallery of Functional Art in Bergamot Station, the largest art gallery complex in the Western United States, as well as previously at Forest Lawn Museum. Tracy has participated in the Sacramento Center for Contemporary Art’s artist studio tours and his pieces have been featured in such publications as AMFM magazine, Sacramento Magazine and Inside Publications, as well as on KVIE Public Television’s 2010 Annual Art Auction. Tracy previously worked as an apprentice to the world-renowned LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, and his pieces are owned by private collectors throughout Europe and the United States. Tracy graduated from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) School of the Arts and Architecture with degrees in Business Economics and Architecture.
A Million and One Pieces is organized and curated by Forest Lawn Museum Director Joan P. Adan.
Also on view at Forest Lawn Museum through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014 is Drew & Bob: The Masters of Movie Art, an exhibition of iconic illustrations and fine art by legendary artists Drew Struzan and the late Bob Peak.
LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of Companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse the works in the exhibition.
For additional information about the exhibition, Forest Lawn Museum, Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale, or to request images or interviews, please contact Beth Laski at p: 818.986.1105; m: 818.300.5424; [email protected]
About Forest Lawn Museum
Recently named one of the Top 10 Free Museums in the country by Yahoo Travel, Forest Lawn Museum is committed to enriching the community through the educational presentation of artwork that focuses on history, culture and religion. Forest Lawn Museum is located at Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit the Forest Lawn Memorial Park website at www.forestlawn.com, Facebook at Forest Lawn or Twitter @ForestLawn, or call 323.340.4792 or 800.204.3131. The Forest Lawn Museum offers free admission and parking.
Location, Hours, Admission
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Glendale is located at 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. The Memorial Park is open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm (6 pm during DST). The Forest Lawn Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The Great Mausoleum and Memorial Park churches are open seven days a week from 9 am to 4 pm. Mortuary visitation hours are seven days a week from 8 am to 9 pm. For more information, visit the Forest Lawn Memorial Park website at www.forestlawn.com, Facebook at Forest Lawn or Twitter @ForestLawn, or call 888.204.3131, for international calls +1.323.254.3131.
About Forest Lawn
For more than a century, Forest Lawn has been an integral part of Southern California. Since its founding, Forest Lawn has committed itself to providing outstanding service and beautiful environments for family outings, remembering loved ones and commemorating holidays. Forest Lawn’s locations in the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, as well as in the Coachella Valley, serve all faiths and cultures, and offer a wide range of celebrations and special events.