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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As some of you may have noticed, the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012) have been fairly hard to find as they may have been selling out really fast or whatever reason. To show my appreciation for the readers of the site, I ran a contest to giveaway a complete set a few weeks ago. The contests has recently ended and the winner is:
Joanne – Philippines
I’ve already contacted the winner and the package will be sent out soon. Thank you to everyone who entered as we had 12,800 entries which is one of the more entered giveaways I’ve done. I have a few more giveaways planned for the next couple of months so stay tuned for those.
Today is my birthday so what better way to celebrate it than to give away a complete set of LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012). If you’ve entered my previous contests before, it’s nothing too hard about it. The contest will run until the end of June and I will pick a winner shortly after. The contest is open to everyone so good luck!
Today is the first of May so that means the new LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012) are officially available at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home. Instead of the traditional 16 minifigures to collect, there are now 18 in this series. I’ve already done a review on them that you can check out. If you’re still looking for them, I’ve also provided a feel guide to help you out.
Last month, LEGO officially announced the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012) and a majority of the LEGO community as well as the rest of the world went bananas. They were rumored last year on April Fools Day but may people dispelled as just that since people can’t really trust anything said on that day. The rumor ended up to be true and here we are now.
It isn’t that long until the release of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012) or if you’re lucky, you may already have some at your local Target stores. I’ve been asked this by quite a few number of readers so here’s my “feel guide” for the Disney Minifigures. Good luck on your search!
Stitch is one of three minifigures in the series to have short legs. His molded head with the two large ears should be easy to feel for.
As the second minifigure with short legs, you should be feeling for the head piece as well but this time for the antenna on top of the head.
Buzz Lightyear should be fairly easy with the wings on the jetpack.
Since there are two minifigures in this series that have the lamp piece, I would still suggest feeling for it. Genie will be easier to pick out because of the “leg” tail piece he has so if you don’t feel it, it will be Aladdin.
As mentioned above for Genie, you should be feeling for the curvy tail piece.
For Maleficent, she has many identifiers including the sloped dress piece and the horned headdress.
Alice is one of two minifigures that have the new skirt piece. I would suggest feeling for the 1×1 round tile or the bottle to confirm.
For the Cheshire, I would feel for the tail piece which is the longest of the tail pieces in this wave and is similar to Rocket Raccoon’s.
Daisy and Donald essentially have the same parts however she is the only one with the separate bow piece.
Again, both Donald and Daisy have the same parts so if you don’t feel the bow piece, that should be Donald.
Following a similar trend, Minnie and Mickey have the same heads however Minnie is easier to pick out because of her skirt and bow pieces.
Mickey should be simple to find because of the head mold and no other extra parts.
He is one of two minifigures to have a 2×2 tile. He should be easier to find because he has no large hair piece but a simple small one.
Opposite of Mr. Incredible, Syndrome has the large pointy hair piece. Confirm with the 2×2 tile if necessary.
For the simplest way, I would suggest feeling for the two dagger pieces. Note that they will be attached together to the plastic mold piece.
Captain Hook has a few identifiers to feel for such as the hook on the left hand, the rapier, and the large hat/hair piece.
Ursula should be easy to find with her octopus mold with the tentacles as well as the trident.
For Ariel, her bulky fish tail should be easy to feel for.
Well it looks like it has finally started here in the US. A user over at Reddit has found some of the new LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012) being put out a couple of weeks early of their scheduled release date of May 1st. The ones found in the thread were in Denver, CO but that’s the only one I found that has reported on them being out early. The details of the Disney Minifigures are the same as previous Collectible Minifigures series. They are $3.99 each and the DPCI number is 204-00-1379.
Good luck on your hunt as even if you find them, the store may not be able to sell them to you because of the May 1 street date. I wouldn’t go out of your way to find them as I feel most stores may not have them out yet. If you do find some, let us know in the comments what cities have them as fans may appreciate the gesture.