Next month, one of the main promos LEGO will be having is the LEGO Classic Pirates Set (5003082) with purchases of $75 or more. The folks across the pond has already gotten a hold of this retro set and for those who was wondering what’s inside the set, Gnaat Lego has given some nice closeup shots of it including the contents. Again, the set has a nice slide out box and is a nice complement to the LEGO Classic Spaceman Minifigure (5002812) set from last year. I look forward to picking up this retro Pirates set next month and adding it to my collection.
There’s a very interesting rumor coming out of Eurobricks courtesy of none other than Just2Good. Over in the Series 14 topic, there was mentioning of a LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series coming in May 2016. This was also mentioned before on his April Fool’s post but nobody really took it seriously because it was April Fool’s Day.
This rumored Disney Collectible Minifigure Series is a really interesting theme since LEGO has been doing various Minifigures series based on different themes including The LEGO Movie, The Simpsons, and the upcoming the Series 14 Monsters (71010). There are a number of characters that could be used because of Disney’s vast collection of animated movies but one thing that was also mentioned was Pixar.
Another question that could be asked is if Marvel would be affiliated in the way distant future because Disney acquired Marvel back in 2009 and LEGO has already produced a lot of Marvel characters as minifigures. Many LEGO Marvel Super Heroes fans have been wanting a series of Marvel characters as Collectible Minifigures. I’m not saying that LEGO will be making a line for this but it’s certainly a possibility.
There’s so many questions to be asked out of this LEGO Disney CMF rumor but we’ll have to wait until next year to see if this is actually true or not. Again, this is just a total rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt for now but keep in mind that J2G has been a pretty reliable source of upcoming products.
Brickworld Chicago 2015 is over and done and our friends at Beyond the Brick, as usual, has done a comprehensive recap of the whole event. If you weren’t able to attend or want to relive the memories there, the team has over a 3 hour playlist of videos dedicated to various builds that were on display including a 2 hour long guided tour of this year’s Brickworld if you have some time to check that out. Thanks to Beyond the Brick for their continued coverage for fans who weren’t able to attend.
A few weeks ago, my Facebook Page hit 5,000 Likes and I realized I never did anything to celebrate the event. Well here’s a little something to make up for it. Last month, LEGO had a promo for the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Winter Soldier (5002943) minifigure polybag. Some of you may not have had the chance to pick it up so here’s a way for you to try and win one. The winner gets to do whatever with it, whether it be opening it up, keep it sealed, or sell it. It’s up to you.
As usual, I’ll be using the Rafflecopter app. There are a few ways to enter. First, visit The Brick Fan Facebook Page and while you’re there, why not throw a like on the page. Next is to follow me on Twitter and/or Google+. The last two are optional but it does increase your chances a little. That’s it! I’ll let the contest run until Sunday, July 12 at midnight PST. One winner will be chosen randomly and I’ll ship the polybag to you for free. I’ll just need your shipping address.
It’s not much but this is just a little something to give back to the community. Thanks to everyone for your support and good luck!
Usually at the LEGO booth at San Diego Comic Con, there are life-size models of various characters from different themes. This year won’t be any different with the inclusion of the whole Scooby-Doo gang as well as The Mystery Machine. This model is made from 70,875 LEGO bricks and took over 525 hours to build it.
Another model that will be displayed at booth #2829 is LEGO Ninjago Lloyd. This version of Lloyd is the latest one where he is possessed by Morro and he is seen rappelling from the ceiling. This is the first time at SDCC that a model has done that. The model took 155 hours to create with 15,225 bricks.
I’m sure there will be more LEGO models being displayed at the booth and we’ll probably be seeing more as we get closer to next week.
For the past few years, Microsoft has had a big presence at San Diego Comic Con. This year they are holding a contest that may interest you and you don’t even have to attend SDCC. They have 20 different collectible Xbox One consoles that you can win including one featuring LEGO Marvel’s Avengers and another with LEGO Dimensions. Check out the official rules for more info.
There are three different ways to enter the contest:
1. Enter at San Diego Comic Con 2015.
Visit the Xbox Gaming Lounge at the Manchester Hyatt. Just take a picture of one of the custom consoles on display and Tweet or Instagram the photo with the hashtags #XboxSweepstakes and #SDCC. You also have to follow @Xbox on Twitter.
2. Enter through the Xbox Live Dashboard.
On July 9th, log on to Xbox Live from the Xbox One or Xbox 360 and look for the SDCC Collectible Console Sweepstakes.
3. Enter by Mail.
Hand print your name, address, phone number, email address, and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “Xbox Collectible Console Sweepstakes,” c/o HelloWorld, Inc., P.O. Box 5014, Department 820142, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5014. You will
receive one (1) entry into the Collectible Console Sweepstakes. Limit: One (1) entry per envelope. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by July 13, 2015 and received by July 20, 2015.
With the popularity of Jurassic World in theaters, Ript Apparel has a new LEGO inspired t-shirt today with one featuring Chris Pratt’s character, Owen Grady, as well as his four Velociraptors, Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo. The shirt starts off at $11 it looks like it only comes in blue. If you’re a fan of LEGO and/or Jurassic World, this is a pretty cool shirt to pick up.