Just like that and then 2016 Nuremberg Toy Fair has started and there are now some images of the summer wave of LEGO sets. The guys over at PromoBricks and Zusammengebaut are there and they have provided the images for the world to see. There will also be videos as well from both sites later as well as more higher quality images when they are settled in after each day. Again, I’ll keep this post updated as more images are shared. Also if you haven’t checked it out yet, I’ve compiled a list of some of the sets we should be seeing in summer 2016. Images continued after the break.
It looks like LEGO has the minisite up for the upcoming LEGO Angry Birds Movie sets which includes the official box art images as well as product images and play features for each set. Also we have the official names of the sets and they’ll be available this April. Check out the images below for each set in the wave and clickthrough to see a larger version.
Piggy Car Escape (75821)
Speedy Chuck is racing after the Piggy Car as the naughty piggy has stolen some of the bird eggs! Dodge the flying ice cream as you catch up with the pesky piggy! Rescue the eggs safely and return them to the flock, or play out your own chaotic and fun scenes inspired by The Angry BirdsTM Movie.
Piggy Plane Attack (75822)
Prepare for take-off! Those tricky piggies will try anything to get the flock’s eggs out of Bird Island—even jetting off on a plane! Grab the catapult and prepare for some bird-flinging fun at high altitude! Help Red rescue the eggs from the plane, but watch out for the flick missile shooters.
Bird Island Egg Heist (75823)
Red’s hot temper has landed him in an Angry Bird Anger Management Class at Matilda’s House—but he’s even angrier when a naughty piggy steals the eggs! Catapult Red at the Piggy Trike and take the eggs from the box in the back of the trike! Play out action-packed scenes from The Angry BirdsTM Movie and return the eggs to the flock.
Pig City Teardown (75824)
Use the catapult to shoot Red and Stella into Pig City! Cause a chain reaction by firing the birds above the boulder, and use the piggies’ own TNT against them! Chase the piggies all over Pig City to get the eggs back, but keep your eyes peeled for the sliding piggy in his umbrella! Will the birds even find their eggs in all this piggy-crashing excitement?
Piggy Pirate Ship (75825)
Shiver me timbers, those naughty piggies are escaping Bird Island with stolen eggs! Quickly fire Red and Bomb off the jetty using the catapult before it sails too far away. Land the Angry BirdsTM on the Piggy Pirate Ship, search the decks and battle the piggies to stop them stealing the eggs!
King Pig’s Castle (75286)
King Pig has stolen the eggs and is preparing a feast! Prepare for some seriously feathery fun as you catapult Red at the castle and watch the piggies go crashing! Fly Mighty Eagle in with a swoosh, but watch out for the TNT box with wings. Race to the top of the tower and rescue the eggs before they slide into the cauldron. Stop Chef Pig putting boiled eggs on the menu, and serve up your own side order of awesome bird-slinging action!
There hasn’t been much information about the upcoming 2016 LEGO Angry Birds sets but there are now the first official images of the sets coming from the Russian 2016 catalog. I won’t translate the names because I know they’ll come out weird but we do know the names of the characters for the sets. For the birds we have Red, Matilda, Stella, Bomb, Chuck, and Mighty Eagle. For the piggies, we have King Pig, Leonard, Pirate Pig, Biker Pig, Chef Pig, Foreman Pig, and generic Piggies.
The sets themselves look pretty interesting in various locations like the castle and pirate ship. There’s also a motorcycle, cannon, and airplane. The play feature is mainly the catapults that launch the birds to their targets pretty much similar to the game.
Earlier today while I was at work, LEGO shared on their social media pages a preview of Bad Piggy for the upcoming LEGO Angry Birds theme which coincides with The Angry Birds Movie coming out in 2016. In the image, you can see one of the pigs as well as some of the birds including Red, Matilda, Stella, Bomb, and Chuck.
New York Comic Con 2015 is next week and LEGO does have a booth there. There’s no word on what they will be revealing there, if anything, but the LEGO Angry Birds is possible. If not, we’ll probably see images of the sets at upcoming toy fairs.
Check out the trailer for the movie below and let me know your thoughts on the theme. Thanks to everyone who messaged in about it. I did see it when LEGO posted it but wasn’t able to post about it.
Last month, it was announced that The LEGO Group would be producing official LEGO Angry Birds sets that will be coming out in 2016 in conjunction with the upcoming Angry Birds movie. Today on Kotaku, we have the first image of what one of the characters would look like. As you can see from the image above, it is Jason Sudeikis’ Red in LEGO minifigure form. LEGO Angry Birds will also be displayed at San Diego Comic Con next week so we can expect to get a better look at what LEGO has planned during the convention.
Rovio has announced that they will be joining forces with The LEGO Group to produce official LEGO Angry Birds sets coming in 2016 in conjunction with the upcoming movie. The Angry Birds license was previously held by K’NEX but LEGO will now soon be acquiring this particular license. Check out the full press release below.
Rovio teams with The LEGO Group to create a collection of building sets related to its 2016 film
LAS VEGAS, Nevada– 8th June 2015– Rovio, makers of Angry Birds, the most downloaded mobile game ever, today announced a partnership with The LEGO Group to develop a line of construction toys. LEGO® Angry Birds will be available in spring 2016 to coincide with the release of The Angry Birds Movie, a full-length feature film based on the popular gaming franchise.
“The LEGO brand has an unparalleled ability to connect with people through products that spark creativity and imagination. We’re really excited to build experiences together with this amazing best-in-class partner,” said Pekka Rantala, Chief Executive Officer of Rovio.
“We are excited to bring Angry Birds to life in LEGO form, given the popularity of the game and its characters with fans of all ages, which will only be amplified by the forthcoming film,” said Jill Wilfert, Vice President, licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. “We seek partnership with globally relevant properties that offer a unique and rewarding play experience to our fans, and our designers are having fun developing building sets that leverage the engaging play and deconstruction found in the Angry Birds game.”
Further details about the collection, available in spring of 2016, are not yet available.