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LEGO Releases Video of Mystery LEGO Star Wars Set

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO has revealed yet another cryptic tweet, in the form of a video, of a big LEGO Star Wars that is coming October 1. This time it is a video showing a debris of bricks as a set is being assembled and eagle-eyed readers can probably figure out what it is. You can even see BB-8 flying through the debris of bricks.

This is the third teaser of a mystery set following the box and instruction booklet from previous weeks.

LEGO’s title on Facebook basically tells you in the title of what it is.

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LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) Polybag Review

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)

Way back in January, it was revealed that there was a new LEGO Star Wars polybag with R3-M2 (40268). It had a little stand with a backing that is different from your standard minifigure polybags. There was little to no detail on its availability except for it showing up at LEGOLAND California back in March and a recently showing up at Toys R Us.

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)

I was able to purchase it for $5.99 online before the page was taken down. It was also reported that they can be found in store but they do have a street date of August 26. You may get lucky and be able to purchase it but there’s a high chance that you won’t be able to purchase until then.

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)


Minifigure

R3-M2 is a very obscure astromech droid that has only appeared shortly in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The body has your typical LEGO droid pattern with the main notable differences being the large bold stripes as well as the brown and tan coloring. The back of the torso and both legs have no printing at all however according to the one in The Disney Collection 2016 Droid Factory 4-Pack, R3-M2 is supposed to have a brown stripe going down the back. The dome is trans-black with a silver ring at the base with some brown panels throughout.

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)


Stand

R3-M2 comes with a stand that also has a backing card. The stand itself uses the black 3×4 that sits on top of a small build that uses a 1×4 brick with studs on the side for the name plate. Unfortunately, it uses a sticker but they polybag would’ve cost a little more if it had a printed name plate. There are also some bricks with holes that utilizes some Technic pins. This is used to connect a series of these polybags together with the next one being the Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) which will be available in September.

The background card is attached to the base using a couple of Technic axles. It has the LEGO Star Wars logo with the background showing a scene from the hanger on Yavin 4. There’s also the LEGO copyright which is sort of off-putting. Once R3-M2 is on the stand, you can only see a little part of it.

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)


Results

The LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) polybag is a welcome change to the usual minifigure polybags we’ve gotten in the past. The stand is what makes it unique as it is intended to connect with other polybags for a larger display. Again, the next one in this series will be coming on Force Friday 2 at LEGO Stores and on [email protected]

R3-M2 itself is an unique minifigure and is only obtained in this particular polybag. It’s availability is still somewhat sketchy but it was found at Toys R Us. It may seem that it’ll be free with a certain purchase, most likely with a LEGO Star Wars purchase.

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)


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LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) Available at Toys R Us

LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268)

The LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) polybag is currently available for purchase at Toys R Us for $5.99 each. I’ve also been told that they have started showing up in stores but they do have a street date of August 26. Your mileage may vary at your particular store. I’m assuming there will be a promotion going on for them the week after. The item number for it is 814240.

Thanks to everyone who emailed in about it.

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LEGO Releases Image of Mystery Instruction Booklet

LEGO Teaser #2

A short while ago, LEGO released another teaser which could be for the supposed LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). For this one, they’ve shown off a mystery instruction booklet and says that this one is 2.56 times bigger than one for the the 196 page LEGO Creator Carousel (10257). If you’re counting pages, this very large booklet will have about 502 pages.

This continues the trend of releasing a teaser every Tuesday up until the official reveal of this mystery set. Stay tuned next week for another reveal if this pattern keeps up.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi D23 Character Posters

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi General Leia

At D23 2017, Disney released some new character posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and these posters are now recreated in LEGO form. Shared by LEGO on their social media accounts, the posters feature the main characters in the movie including General Leia, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, Rey, Luke Skywalker, and Finn in the crimson red color scheme. There’s no word if these posters will be available as physical ones given out as a GWP but it’ll be cool if they were. I would totally add them to my wall.

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poe Dameron

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finn

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Blocks Magazine LEGO Star Wars Building Contest

Did you miss out on the fairly limited LEGO Star Wars Escape the Slug (6176782) exclusive set from last year? Blocks is giving you a chance to win a set as well as being featured in the magazine. All you have to do is to enter their building contest but this is not any ordinary contest. You have to recreate a scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, more specifically the cantina scene where Han shoots Greedo.

Blocks has some strict guidelines which you can see in the press release below. If you’re building minifigure scale, you have to own both the Han Solo and Greedo minifigures. The deadline for submissions is midnight on September 1, 2017 (GMT).

Blocks magazine offers amazing prizes in Star Wars at 40 build contest

It will probably not have escaped your attention that a little movie called Star Wars, released in 1977, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017. Blocks will be celebrating with a very special Star Wars issue later this year, and we want our readers to get involved.

We are holding a unique competition, with not one, but two amazing prizes on offer. The overall winning entry will have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of Blocks’ Star Wars at 40 special feature – your entry could be included in a huge article that the team are putting together. Additionally, the winner and two runners-up will each receive the prize of a super rare, limited edition LEGO Star Wars set – Escape the Space Slug. It was only available as part of a select LEGO Store shopping opportunity last year.

To be in with a chance of being immortalised in the pages of Blocks and picking up a copy of an impossible-to-find LEGO Star Wars set, entrants need to build a specific scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, using LEGO. It can be built at any scale and be open to interpretation, but it also needs to represent Blocks’ chosen scene from the original film in a recognisable way – this is all about recreating the selected scene from the movie, using LEGO as your medium. The judging panel will be looking at how it represents the scene, not just the best MOC, so presentation and concept will be important alongside technical ability.

The scene from Star Wars: A New Hope that Blocks wants you to recreate in LEGO is ‘Han shot first’. It’s the moment when Han Solo encounters Greedo in the cantina at Mos Eisley, and events take a particular turn…

To enter, post an image of your build to Facebook (blocksmag), on Twitter @blocksmagazine or via e-mail it to [email protected] The deadline is midnight on September 1, 2017 (GMT). Your image must be at a resolution of 300dpi and fit the landscape dimensions of 330mm wide x 330mm tall.

Full terms and conditions can be found at www.blocksmag.com. Keep your navicomputer targeting Blocks’ social media channels for build tips from our experts.

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LEGO Mystery Set

Yesterday, LEGO did a teaser post for a new set that is releasing soon which will come in a box 4.86 times larger than the LEGO Creator London Bus box. Some Photoshop experts over on Reddit have done some x-ray editing on the image and have found out something really peculiar about it. They have actually found out that there is indeed a set inside the wrapper. As you can see from the image below (click to expand), you can clearly see the LEGO logo at the corner and you can faintly see what appears to be the cockpit for the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

I know fans have been waiting for an updated UCS Millennium Falcon for a long time and it looks like that dream may be coming true. LEGO has been dropping hints for many months now from shadowed outline on boxes to past designer videos but LEGO should be announcing something very soon as there is a VIP early access set starting on September 14.

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