If you want to expand your LEGO City train layout while picking up an older train set at a pretty decent price, Amazon has the Cargo Train (60052) for $139.99 which is $60.00 (30%) off the normal retail price of $199.99. This is one of the lowest prices this set has been at. Keep in mind that the Cargo Train was released in 2014 so it could be on the brink of retirement soon to make way for newer sets as it reaches it’s third year of shelf life.
Move heavy goods – and animals! – around the city with the super-powerful LEGO® City Cargo Train! This awesome motorized train with 4-channel, 7-speed, infrared remote control can transport almost anything. So it’s your job to make sure the cargo is in the right place at the right time to keep the city running smoothly. Attach the cattle wagon and 2 cargo wagons together and pull them around the circular rail track with the locomotive. Operate the forklift to move the pallets safely between the wagons and truck. Keep track of all the cargo leaving and arriving in the office at the impressive cargo train station. There you can use the sliding overhead crane with hook to move heavy cargo between vehicles or onto the ground. With so many play functions and cool features, this really is the ultimate set for train enthusiasts! Includes 4 minifigures: forklift driver, train driver, farmer and a truck driver.
LEGO has finally uploaded the February 2017 LEGO Store Calendar and we can now see the promotions and events that will be taking place during the month. We’ve already taken a look at some of these but I’ll elaborate again.
February 1-15 – Free LEGO DC Super Hero Girls Krypto Saves the Day (30546) polybag with any DC Super Hero Girls purchase, while supplies last.
February 10-28 – Free exclusive The LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman/Tears of Batman (30607) polybag with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last.
February 1-26 – Free The LEGO Batman Movie Character Posters with any purchase.
Harley Quinn – February 1-5
Batman – February 6-12
Batgirl – February 13-19
Robin – February 20-26
January 2 – February 26 – Find all the Batman variants in the store and get The LEGO Batman Movie Accessory Pack.
February 7-8 – VIP Monthly Mini Model Build will be a Raccoon.
February 10 – The LEGO Batman Movie is in theaters.
February 11 – Kids VIP Valentine’s Day Building Event for a Rose.
February 14 – Adult Building Night from 6-8pm for a Rose.
February 18-25 – LEGO Life Meeting
February 20 – Minifigure Swap Monday. Get 1 Free minifigure when you buy a Build-a-Minifigure 3 pack.
The LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255) is now available for purchase on [email protected]. 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.
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.
The promotion for The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag is now live at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected]. You can get it for free with purchases of $35 or more, while supplies last, until January 15.
I’ve already done a review of The Mini Batwing (30524) polybag so if you want to check it out, you can find it over here.
The new LEGO Ideas Adventure Time (21308) set is now available for purchase on LEGO [email protected]
. The set contains 496 pieces and retails for $49.99. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I’ve already done a review of the set.
Display and role-play with this LEGO® Adventure Time™ set, featuring eight buildable Adventure Time characters with an assortment of play-starting accessory elements. An ideal gift for fans of the popular Cartoon Network animated TV series.
-Features eight buildable LEGO® brick Adventure Time™ characters: Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Ice King and Gunter.
-Finn, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and Ice King each have movable arms.
-Includes Finn’s sword.
-Accessory elements include Marceline’s axe-bass, BMO’s joysticks and Ice King’s translucent-blue stars.
-Great for display or role-playing funny scenes from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time™ series.
-Includes a booklet about the animated TV series and the fan designer of this set.
-This set includes over 495 pieces.
-Finn stands over 2” (6cm) tall.
-Jake stands over 1” (5cm) tall.
-Princess Bubblegum stands over 3” (10cm) tall.
-Lady Rainicorn measures over 2” (7cm) tall and 7” (20cm) long.
-Marceline stands over 3” (8cm) tall.
-BMO stands over 1” (3cm) tall.
-Gunter stands over 1” (4cm) tall.
-Ice King stands over 4” (11cm) tall.
The four The LEGO Batman Movie sets that are currently available are on sale over on Amazon. These sets include:
It’s a little surprising to see these new sets on sale this early but it is still the holiday shopping season so it’s good for consumers. As usual, please use the links to make your purchases as it does help support the site.