McDonald’s has updated their Happy Meal site and we now know what the coming toys for The LEGO Batman Movie will be. If you remember, I reported last week that there will be Happy Meal toys associated with the movie.
As you can see above, there are three different types of toys that we will be getting. The first one looks like a 3D viewer shaped as Batman and Batgirl’s masks with some scenes. The next one is a puzzle of Batman, Robin, and Batgirl. Below that, I have no idea what that is with Catwoman. It looks like it may be stickers or character stands or maybe bookmarks. Finally, there are four different colored cups of some of the characters in the movie. These are different from the Action Cups that were released with The LEGO Movie.
If you were hoping for some actual LEGO with the Happy Meal toys, you’ll be disappointed again. There hasn’t been any actual LEGO sets since 2001 due small parts and they don’t want kids choking on them accidentally. So there you go. We have our first look at the The LEGO Batman Movie Happy Meal “toys.” There’s no release date so far but I did send an email out to confirm the dates. Will you be picking them up? Keep in mind that you do not have to buy the food to get them. You can buy them individually. Knowing me, I’ll probably pick them up eventually but I won’t be hunting them down.
As we know by now, the LEGO BrickHeadz line was introduced back at San Diego Comic Con last year and they will be officially released in March. LEGO VIP members will get early access to them in February.
There’s no information on what BrickHeadz will be coming out but we can probably guess that Marvel and DC will be part of it since they were released during SDCC. One new rumor that has been floating around Eurobricks is that there will be Disney BrickHeadz more specifically for Beauty and the Beast. Just2Good did an question and answer session yesterday and he did mention that there would be some BrickHeadz for the movie.
This is just a rumor for now but would you pick up the LEGO Disney Beauty and the Beast BrickHeadz sets if they were to become actual sets?
From now until February 26 here in the US, LEGO Brand Stores are doing a Search & Find for Batman stickers/cutout that are placed throughout the store. As a prize for finding all the Batman variants, an associate will give you a Batman mask and The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack (5004930) polybag. The event is intended for kids 6-14. The set contains 41 pieces which includes a Batman minifigure and the Bat-Signal. It also contains a variety of other promotional products such as a sticker sheet and a two-sided poster.
Batman is the same minifigure that is in many other sets including the Clayface Splat Attack (70904), Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910), and the Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522) polybag. His facial expressions include a smirk and a angry grimace.
The only build in this Accessory Pack is the Bat-Signal. This build is exclusive to this polybag and it’s a pretty nice looking build for a free item. The Bat-Signal sits a 4×4 turntable piece and it is able to rotate a full 360 degrees. The signal area is also able to rotate by the way of a couple of a couple of Technic pins on the sides. The Batman symbol is a rare printed 2×2 round tile that is only in one other set, the LEGO Juniors Batman & Superman vs. Lex Luthor (10724). It also incorporates the trans-brown Dome Ø32 piece which is nice.
As mentioned before, the Accessory Pack also includes a small two-sided poster. On one side, it features Batman, Batgirl, and Robin inside the Batcave. On the other side, it shows the Joker with some Smylex gas canisters, Penguin, the Riddler, and Mr. Freeze in Gotham City with Batman in the background.
Finally, there’s a little sticker sheet that has a variety of stickers such as Batman, Batgirl, the Joker, Robin, The LEGO Batman Movie logo, and a lot of Batman symbols.
Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack (5004930) is a great free promotional polybag and is a little bit cooler than the one for The LEGO Movie. The main attraction is the Bat-Signal itself and is very detailed. It is different from the one that is in the Gotham City Police Department Pack (853651) so if you aren’t able to get to a LEGO Store to do the Search & Find event, I’ve taken pictures of the building instructions so you can build your own if you have the parts. Again, the event runs until February 26, so there’s still plenty of time to do it but I wouldn’t wait that long especially with The LEGO Batman Movie coming to theaters real soon. I have a feeling that LEGO Stores might run out of them by that time although I did hear that they would be getting more including another wave of masks. Whether that will be the same shiny Batman version of not remains to be seen.
Check out my reviews of some other The LEGO Batman Movie sets:
The Mini Batmobile (30521)
The Joker Battle Training (30521)
Batman in the Phantom Zone (30522)
The Mini Batwing (30524)
Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901)
The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903)
Clayface Splat Attack (70904)
The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906)
Killer Croc Tail-Gator (70907)
Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910)
The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911)
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)
If you checked out the February 2017 LEGO Store Calendar here in the US, you can see there are two building events to celebrate Valentine’s Day. On February 11, there is a kids event to build a mini rose that they can take home. This event is for VIPs and requires a sign up.
Adults also get to join in on the fun on February 14 as they also have a building night. This event is from 6-8pm and it appears the rose build is the same as the one the kids get. Registration is not required but may be necessary if there is a lot of demand for it so you may want to ask an associate just in case. I know the Fashion Valley location has started taking sign ups so there is demand for it at that particular location.
When the new wave of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mighty Micros sets were revealed last year, one of my more anticipated sets was Wolverine vs. Magneto (76073). It has 85 pieces and retails for the usual $9.99. The contents of the box include two un-numbered bags, a box with the cape, two instruction leaflets for each Mighty Micro, and another leaflet for the parts list. On the back of the parts list, there’s an ad for the upcoming winter 2017 wave of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets which are coming out in March.
Nintendo has put out the product page for LEGO City: Undercover for the Switch and there are some new details about the game. As reported before, this remastered version is not exactly a straight port and there is new information about it that supports the claim.
If you look at the game details, it states that it will now have two player co-op which is what fans wanted from the first game. It does not say online co-op so we’ll still have to see about that. That also takes us to the gameplay since, it doesn’t say if the co-op is in the Story Mode or in Free Roam. If it’s in the Story Mode, there might be changes to the game play since you don’t want both players doing the same puzzles.
At the very bottom of the product overview section, you can see that it states there will be secret Nintendo cameos for this version of LEGO City: Undercover. There were Nintendo cameos in the original game but hopefully we’ll see something different. Fans would definitely want to see minifigure characters but we’ll see if that happens or not.
There’s no word yet on the release date of LEGO City: Undercover although Amazon has it listed as April 30 but that could just be a placeholder. LEGO City: Undercover will also be released on PlayStation 4, XBox One, and on Steam.
Join the Chase!
In LEGO® CITY Undercover, players become Chase McCain, a police officer who goes undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal, Rex Fury, to put an end to his city-wide crime wave. This open-world LEGO adventure allows fans and newcomers to explore the sprawling metropolis that is LEGO® CITY with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, filled with car thieves to bust, vehicles to navigate, mischievous aliens to capture, hilarious movie references to discover, lost pigs to rescue and of course, hundreds of collectibles. With 15 special assignments to conquer, LEGO CITY Undercover brings together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humor to create a fun-filled experience for players of all ages.
BECOME LEGO CITY’S FINEST – Assume the identity of undercover police officer, Chase McCain, and track down the fiendish Rex Fury to finally put an end to his city-wide crime wave.
EXPLORE THE CITY – With more than 20 distinct districts to investigate, LEGO CITY is a bustling metropolis that is ripe for exploration and filled to the brim with people on the streets to interact with, criminals to take down and hundreds of collectibles.
BE A MASTER OF DISGUISE – As a man of many talents, Chase McCain has eight disguises to choose from, each with unique skills and abilities to infiltrate every corner of the city, allowing him to access places a regular old officer can’t.
OVER 100 VEHICLES – In LEGO CITY, every vehicle on the street can be commandeered with more than 100 to choose from so players can get behind the wheel of sports cars, motorcycles, helicopters and more to chase down criminals or take a leisurely ride through the urban jungle to check out the sights.
FIGHT CRIME – Take down criminals with hand-to-hand combat or arrest bad guys using Chase’s handy grapple gun and standard issue police handcuffs.
THE CAST – Chase is joined by officer Frank Honey, Chief of Police Dunby and paramedic Natalia Kowalski, who are just a few of the more than 300 unlockable and playable characters that gamers will meet throughout the adventure.
HUMOR, HUMOR, HUMOR – Featuring an original storyline, LEGO CITY Undercover is chock-full of signature humor with hilarious movie and music references peppered throughout the open-world.
Secret Nintendo cameos!
If you want to expand your LEGO City train layout while picking up an older train set at a pretty decent price, Amazon has the Cargo Train (60052) for $139.99 which is $60.00 (30%) off the normal retail price of $199.99. This is one of the lowest prices this set has been at. Keep in mind that the Cargo Train was released in 2014 so it could be on the brink of retirement soon to make way for newer sets as it reaches it’s third year of shelf life.
Move heavy goods – and animals! – around the city with the super-powerful LEGO® City Cargo Train! This awesome motorized train with 4-channel, 7-speed, infrared remote control can transport almost anything. So it’s your job to make sure the cargo is in the right place at the right time to keep the city running smoothly. Attach the cattle wagon and 2 cargo wagons together and pull them around the circular rail track with the locomotive. Operate the forklift to move the pallets safely between the wagons and truck. Keep track of all the cargo leaving and arriving in the office at the impressive cargo train station. There you can use the sliding overhead crane with hook to move heavy cargo between vehicles or onto the ground. With so many play functions and cool features, this really is the ultimate set for train enthusiasts! Includes 4 minifigures: forklift driver, train driver, farmer and a truck driver.