A reader has let me know this morning that there are some LEGO minifigure plushies that has been released in stores or will be released soon. Currently, there are four characters to choose from including Batman (853652) and Batgirl (853653) from The LEGO Batman Movie and Kai (853691) and Nya (853692) from LEGO Ninjago. Each minifigure plush will stand 12″ tall and are made with brushed tricot fabric with silkscreen-printed decoration.
Update: They have shown up on [email protected].
Hoth Bricks has found a neat new LEGO set that has surfaced on eBay which is a LEGO Travel Building Suitcase (5004932). The 41 piece set features a minifigure with a camera as well as a lot of accessories that could be used for traveling. There’s also some expression signs as well as a LEGO passport. This set will most likely appeal to LEGO photographers who do a lot of traveling. There’s no details on the availability at this time.
One LEGO set that has just been recently released but fell under the radar is the LEGO Iconic Chess Set (40174). This set contains 1450 pieces and retails for $54.99. What’s interesting about this set is that it is a 2-in-1 set which you can also play checkers with.
Use classic LEGO® bricks to build your own chess board and then build all the playing pieces too. This set is ideal to take and play wherever you like, as the pieces store conveniently inside the board. It can also be used to play checkers.
-Includes a buildable chessboard and buildable playing pieces.
-Board opens to store all the playing pieces inside.
-Can also be used to play checkers.
-This set includes over 1,400 pieces.
-Board measures over 10” (26cm) square.
A few weeks ago, an image of the LEGO Iconic Brick Calendar (40172) appeared online and folks across the pond were able to purchase it. It looks like North America is able to purchase the set now on [email protected]. The set contains 278 pieces and retails for $19.99. I haven’t seen it at the LEGO Store here yet but I assume it’s available at LEGOLAND. If someone can confirm that, I would appreciate it.
Never lose track of the date with this cool LEGO® calendar, perfect for any office, kitchen, bedroom or hallway. Build the chunky number cubes and display them on the special stand with minifigure, turning them every day to show the correct date.
-Includes 4 buildable number blocks, display stand and a minifigure.
-Turn the blocks around each day to show the correct date.
-Calendar displayed on stand measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 2” (7cm) deep.
Now that Christmas is over, I’ve been waiting a few weeks to post this set since images of it first showed up online but I didn’t want to spoil it for the LEGO employees who haven’t received theirs yet. The 2016 LEGO employee exclusive set is called 50 Years on Track (4002016) and it has a whopping 1,141 pieces. The set celebrates six decades of LEGO trains since it was first released in 1966 and it features six different types of trains through the years including:
Motorized Train Set – 1966
Western Train – 1976
Monorail Transport System – 1987
Metroliner – 1991
Emerald Night – 2009
Winter Holiday Train – 2016
Again, the only legit way to get the 50 Years on Track (4002016) set was to be a LEGO employee which also includes LEGO Brand Store associates but that doesn’t stop it from hitting the secondary market such as eBay where it is going for around $250. For those LEGO employees who kept theirs, congratulations as this is a great set especially for LEGO train fans.
It looks like there will be a new LEGO Brick Calendar (40172) that is now being sold over at the UK. Margaret_Bricks over on Instagram has posted images of the front and back of the box. The main difference between this Brick Calendar and the previous one is that the numbers are now brick-built instead of being printed bricks.
No word on availability yet here in the US but I assume it will be available at LEGOLAND and at LEGO Stores in January.
Last night on NBC, acapella group Pentatonix had their Christmas Special and it premiered their music video “Up on the Housetop” which was a collaboration with LEGO. They’ve now released the video on YouTube which takes advantage of the 360° technology so you can use Google Cardboard viewer for a better viewing experience. Last week, they offered an exclusive the LEGO Pentatonix Google Cardboard (see above) for a limited time.