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LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) Promotion Coming in April

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)

If you saw my post for the April 2017 LEGO Store Calendar, you probably saw that the US is finally getting the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) as part of a promotion. It is a 141 piece set that is basically a smaller version of the Volkswagen Beetle (10252) which was released last year.

We will be getting it from April 1-15, while supplies last, with purchases of $50 or more at LEGO Stores and on [email protected]

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LEGO New York Toy Fair Set Images

The 2017 New York Toy Fair has kicked off and we’re teaming up with our friends at The Brick Show to bring you coverage of the event. There are a lot of summer 2017 LEGO sets being displayed on the show floor from a variety of LEGO themes.

I’ll keep updating as more images come in.

Updates: FBTB has images of The LEGO Batman Movie The Ultimate Batmobile (70917) as well as the other summer 2017 Batman Movie sets.

Brickset has a lot of clear box art images that The Brick Show has sent over.

The Brothers Brick has uploaded some images of the Creator sets as well as Friends

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LEGO Nuremberg Toy Fair 2017 Set Images

The 2017 Nuremberg Toy Fair has kicked off and we’re teaming up with our friends at PromoBricks to bring you coverage of the event. There are a lot of LEGO sets being displayed on the show floor from a variety of LEGO themes. Follow their Facebook for updates.

I’ll keep updating as more images come in.

Update: Zusammengebaut also has other angles of the sets.


Architecture


City


Creator



DC Comics Super Heroes

Confidential Boxes – Three Justice League sets. 76085, 76086, 76087


DUPLO


Friends


Juniors

Confidential Boxes – Eight Disney Cars 3 sets.


Marvel Super Heroes

Confidential Boxes – Two Spider-Man: Homecoming sets. 76082, 76083
Two Thor: Ragnarok sets. 76084, 76088


Minifigures


Technic


The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Set 71019 will be the LEGO Ninjago Movie which consists of 20 minifigures to collect.


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LEGO Summer 2017 Set Names

Online Dutch shop SinQel has posted the LEGO set names for the summer 2017 wave from many themes. I’ve had this information since last night from a reader but it looks like everything is out now. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list and I’ll add to the list when there is more info. We can look forward to hearing more details as well as seeing images of them at the upcoming Toy Fairs.


City

60153 Fun at the Beach
60154 Bus Station
60156 Jungle Buggy
60157 Jungle Starter Pack
60158 Jungle Cargo Helicopter
60159 Jungle Mission with Half-Track
60160 Jungle Mobile Laboratory
60161 Jungle Research Location
60163 Coast Guard Starter Pack
60164 Seaplane Rescue
60165 4×4 Rescue Vehicle
60166 Heavy Rescue Helicopter
60167 Coast Guard HQ
60169 Freight Terminal


Creator

30166 Space Shuttle Explorer
31067 Holidays at LEGO Pool
31068 Modern House
30169 Family Villa
30170 Turbo Track Racer


Elves

41186 Azari & the Escape from the Goblins
41187 Rosalyn’s Healing Shelter
41188 Escape from the Goblin King’s Fortress


Friends

41315 Heartlake Surf Shop
41316 Andrea’s Speedboat Transport
41317 Sunshine Catamaran
41318 Heartlake Hospital
41321 Winter Sports SUV
41322 Winter Sports Ski Rink
41323 Winter Sports Ski Chalet
41324 Winter Sports Ski Lift


Marvel Super Heroes

76079 Ayesha’s Revenge
76080 Ravager Attack
76081 GOTG


Nexo Knights

70353 The Heligoyle
70354 Axl’s Rumble Maker
70355 Aaron’s Rock Climber
70356 The Colossus of Ultimate Destruction
70357 Knighton Castle
70361 Macy’s Bot Drop Dragon
70373 NEXO Combo Powers Wave 2


Star Wars

75166 First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack
75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack
75178 Jakku Quad Jumper
75180 Rathtar Escape
75182 Republic Fighter Tank
75183 Darth Vader Transformation
75185 Tracker I (Freemaker Adventures)
75186 The Arrowhead (Freemaker Adventures)
75531 Stormtrooper Commander
75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike
2017 Advent Calendar


The LEGO Batman Movie

70913
70914
70915
70916
70917

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LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) Building Instructions

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)

You may have seen an image of the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) floating around the internet for the past few weeks or so. The set is basically a smaller version of the Volkswagen Beetle (10252) which was released last year. The set is currently available in Hong Kong with a purchase of HK$2800 (~US$360) but word is that it will be going to Europe later this month and who knows if it will reach North America.

Luckily for everyone, LEGO has uploaded the building instructions in PDF form. I’ve also posted an images of the parts list for reference. The Mini Volkswagen Beetle does include stickers so you won’t be able to recreate the set completely but you can still build it. Some of the dark azure parts are fairly rare as well so building it in a different color is recommended too and I feel that many of you will be doing this.

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)

LEGO Creator Mini VW Beetle (40252)

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LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255) Now Available on [email protected]

LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255)

The LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255) is now available for purchase on [email protected]icon. The set commemorates 10 years of the Modular Building line and it has past references from the previous eleven modular sets that are added to the Assembly Square. The set consists of 4,002 pieces and retails for $279.99.

10255 Assembly Square
Ages 16+. 4,002 pieces.
US $279.99 – CA $329.99 – DE 239.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 2099.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Celebrate ten years of Modular Building with the Assembly Square!

Take a trip to the amazing Assembly Square, developed to celebrate ten years of LEGO® Modular Buildings, featuring a wealth of unsurpassed, intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the highly detailed interior, comprising a ground level with a bakery, florist’s shop and café, a middle level with a music store, photo studio and dental office, and an upper-level dance studio and apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk with outdoor café furniture, fountain, streetlamps and a highly elaborate facade with beautifully detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower and a decorative roofline. Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank. Includes eight minifigures and a baby figure.
• Includes eight minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO® fan, plus a baby figure.
• The three-level Assembly Square features an authentic, elaborate facade with detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed tiled sidewalk with a fountain, outdoor café furniture and two streetlamps. The highly detailed interior includes a bakery, florist’s shop, café, music store, photo studio, dental office, apartment and a dance studio.
• Ground level features a bakery with counter, cash register, shelves, opening oven, wedding cake and assorted buildable pastries and treats; a florist’s shop with counter, cash register, garden tools, flower arrangements, bouquets and a blue and yellow macaw parrot element; and a café with espresso machine, counter, bench seating and pie elements.
• Middle level features a music store with a buildable drum set, two guitars and saxophone element; photo studio with buildable classic camera and adjustable tripod; and a dental office with buildable reclining chair, waiting area, telephone and a sink.
• Upper level features a dance studio with buildable piano and reflective mirror element; an apartment with buildable foldout sofa bed, detailed kitchen, toilet, micro LEGO® train, modular buildings and Eiffel Tower, and access to a rooftop terrace with buildable barbecue, table and a neglected plant.
• Accessory elements include a ballerina skirt, Chihuahua, pretzel, ornamental chicken and candy. Also includes a buildable telephone, grill, baby carriage and buildable lamps.
• Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
• Adjust the camera tripod and take photos all around the square.
• Recline the dentist chair and reveal those pearly whites!
• Open the oven door to remove your freshly-baked pastries.
• Fold out the sofa bed and relax while you admire your modular buildings collection!
• Celebrate Modular Buildings with this awesome 10th anniversary LEGO® Creator Expert set!
• This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 16+.
• New decorated elements include a dentist torso, dentist window and 2×3 tile with the 10182 Café Corner box front.
• Includes lots of curved and corner angle tiles, garage doors used as box windows and LEGO® Technic excavator scoops used as roofing elements.
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank.
• Measures over 13” (35cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

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Top 10 LEGO 2016 Sets

I’ve had quite a few readers asking if I would do a post about my top 10 LEGO sets of 2016. Since this is the last week of the year, I guess this is now a good time to do that post. According to Brickset, there was 828 sets released this year, including gift with purchase sets, so whittling it down to 10 is quite hard to do. Again, this is just my list of top 10 sets and may vary from other people.


10. LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827)

Probably one of the best items for any Ghostbusters fan is the Firehouse Headquarters (75827). Coming in at over 4,600 pieces, there is a ton of little details from both the original Ghostbusters movies that you can find. Check out my review of the set here.

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9. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057)

As one of the largest non-D2C LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set to be released, the Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057) is a great set with lots of exclusive minifigures included such as Scarlet Spider and Kraven. Many fans have even bought two sets to make a complete bridge.

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8. LEGO Creator Vacation Getaways (31052)

This 3-in-1 set is a pretty neat set that looks great as the standard model but can also be rebuilt into a summer home and a yacht. The RV is one of the best models of this type of vehicle I’ve seen.

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7. LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012)

Fans were surprised that LEGO released a series of Collectible Minifigures based on some memorable Disney characters but they’ve been a hit and have been well-received by the community. Check out my review of the set here.

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6. LEGO City Fun in the Park – City People Pack (60134)

One of the more anticipated sets of the year due to its exposure during Toy Fair season was the LEGO City Fun in the Park – City People Pack (60134). The main things that made it stand out was the new wheelchair as well as the baby minifigure which were all new molds at the time.

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5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058)

The Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058) is one of my favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets of the year mainly because of the Ghost Rider minifigure. I’m sure many other fan feel the same way. The Hell Cycle isn’t a bad of a build either. Check out my review of the set here.

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4. LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252)

The LEGO Creator line keeps coming out with great sets and this year’s vehicle was the Volkswagen Beetle (10252). A very fun build combined with the nice color scheme makes it one of the best sets of 2016 for me. Check out my review here.

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3. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) was my first LEGO Technic build and I was very impressed with it from the packaging to the finished build. Although the price point is fairly high, the premium feel of the set as a whole justifies the price. Check out my review of the set here.

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2. LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307)

LEGO Ideas has been stepping up with the details of the sets and the Caterham Seven 620R (21307) is a prime example of that. There’s a lot of little details in the set that makes it one of my top LEGO sets of 2016. Check out my full review of the set here.

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1. LEGO Disney Castle (71040)

Out of all the D2C LEGO sets that have been released in 2016, probably the singular set that generated the most hype was the Disney Castle (71040). This massive set is packed with details from various Disney franchises which you can find throughout the build.

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