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.
Brickset has a lot of clear box art images that The Brick Show has sent over.
LEGO has announced at LEGO World event the B-Model for the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS (42063) which was announced back in November. The Hover Ride model was conceived in collaboration with the BMW Motorrad design team. A life-sized model of the Hover Ride will be presented at Copenhagen and will go to various locations in Denmark and the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany.
I’m actually not sure why LEGO announced this press release since we’ve already seen images of the B-Model and the instructions are already online. The LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS (42063) will be available this Friday at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] for $59.99.
Getting ready to fly! LEGO Technic® BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Design Concept Hover Ride
• Unique design concept model – “Design Concept Hover Ride”
• Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad design teams
Munich, February 16th 2017 – BMW Motorrad partnered with LEGO® Technic to transform one of the best motorcycles in the world into a LEGO model. The BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure model celebrates innovative design and engineering. A pure building adventure in 603 pieces. The alternative model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set is now taking this icon one step further – into the future.
In a very creative and inspirational atmosphere design teams from BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic joined forces andjointly developed the LEGO Technic Hover Ride complete with innovative functions and the signatory GS flyline allowing all fans to rebuild the BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure into a unique design concept model that removes all limits to motorcycles and allows imagination to fly without vesting technical plausibility.
“What would happen if we designed a bike together? What would happen if we removed all limits for the alternative model? So we set the BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic design teams a challenge, a challenge that has resulted in this amazing bike. Collaboration between our two teams was driven by passion and respect for the DNA of each other’s brands. It was fantastic to see how engaged and inspired each team was by working together, but I don’t think either of us ever imagined that this project would turn out as it did. I guess it just proves that you can create anything with LEGO Technic. Even the future”, says Andy Woodman – Senior Design Manager for LEGO Technic.
“It was a great idea and a superb creative challenge to develop a fictitious model from the parts of the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure set. Our concept not only incorporates the BMW Motorrad design DNA with typical elements such as the boxer engine and the characteristic GS silhouette, it also draws on the LEGO Technic stylistic idiom”, says Alexander Buckan, Head of BMW Motorrad Vehicle Design.
The life-size model of this design concept Hover Ride will be presented today during the LEGO World event in Copenhagen and will travel afterwards to different locations in Denmark and the “BMW Welt” in Munich.
40 years of LEGO Technic
The highly detailed LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure contains not only this unique design concept model as part of the typical LEGO Technic 2-in-1 building set. There is also another surprise for collectors. As the LEGO Group is celebrating 40 years of LEGO Technic this year, a specially embellished LEGO Technic element is hidden in the set.
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.
DC Comics Super Heroes
Confidential Boxes – Three Justice League sets. 76085, 76086, 76087
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
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Set 71019 will be the LEGO Ninjago Movie which consists of 20 minifigures to collect.
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.
2017 will mark the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Techinc theme. As I mentioned in the winter 2017 rumor post, the sets will come with a commemorative brick to celebrate the event. LEGO has started to upload official images to their servers and sure enough, one of the bricks that will be included in the 2017 sets will be one of these commemorative bricks. As you can see above, it is a 1×3 beam with the words “40 1977-2017” printed on it.
Stunt Bike (42058)
Stunt Truck (42059)
Roadwork Crew (42060)
Container Yard (42062)
Ocean Explorer (42064)
RC Tracked Racer (42065)
Air Race Jet (42066)