Merry Christmas everyone! This is the time for giving so here’s my Christmas giveaway for some cool prizes. I have four different sets to give away including:
All you have to do is to enter using the widget below. The contest will run until December 31 at 11:59:59pm PST and the winners will be chosen shortly after.
Back in July, we got our first good look at the next LEGO Ideas set that would be coming out with the Adventure Time (21308) brick-built characters. The set is inspired by Ludovic Piraud whose project hit 10,000 supporters back in May 2015. Here we are now with the set ready to be released on January 2017. LEGO announced that the release date will actually be moved up to December 26. The set will have 495 pieces and will retail for $49.99.
Continuing with my reviews of The LEGO Batman Movie sets, I actually have one of the new polybags that we haven’t seen yet, The Mini Batmobile (30521). It contains 68 pieces but there’s no word on pricing but I assume it could be $3.99 each.
This Batmobile is the miniature version of the 70905 set that is already available in stores. The base of the vehicle is a 2×4 Technic plate with pins that is oriented lengthwise. The ends uses a couple of 1×2 Technic bricks with half beam holes that are held in place with some plates.
The front uses a Batarang for the ornament while it uses a black shield piece for the canopy top and a droid head for the exhaust. The wings on the sides can fold down on the hinges but nothing too spectacular.
The Mini Batmobile can also change to the monster truck mode but it requires you to take off the 1×2 Technic beam and reorient it vertically.
Overall, The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Batmobile (30521) polybag isn’t too bad of a set considering that miniature models of larger sets do not translate as well. If you’re a collector of polybags, I think this one is a good one to pick up when it is available. Again, there’s no word yet on where or when that is at this time.
Check out my reviews of some other The LEGO Batman Movie sets:
Mr. Freeze Ice Attack (70901)
The Riddler Riddle Racer (70903)
Clayface Splat Attack (70904)
The Joker Notorious Lowrider (70906)
Scarecrow Special Delivery (70910)
The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911)
The LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures (71017)
Thank you to LEGO AFOL Relations & Programs (ARP) team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.
It looks like we already have official descriptions for a few of the summer 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls set. The descriptions have been posted over on the official LEGO Super Heroes mini-site so we know that they’re legitimate sets.
Batgirl Secret Bunker (41237)
Sound the alarm! Mad Harriet™ and the green mischievous Kryptomite™ have broken into the Batgirl™ Secret Bunker and stolen Batgirl’s microchip and special Batarang! Race down the zipline to chase after them. If you catch them, put Mad Harriet and the Kryptomite in Batgirl’s Bat-Wagon and haul them to jail. Recover the stolen items and celebrate with the Batgirl™ Bat-Bot!
Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory (41238)
Oh no, Krypto™ has been captured by Lena Luthor™! She’s taken him to her hidden lab by the harbor to drain his super powers and make evil little Kryptomites. Race to the factory with Supergirl™ to rescue Krypto and put a stop to Lena’s plans. Watch out, that blue confused Kryptomite™ is shooting at you from the roof while Lena Luthor escapes with the new Kryptomites. Catch her before she gets away!
Eclipso Dark Palace (41239)
Face Eclipso™ and her evil little Kryptomites in her Dark Palace! Land the Wonder Woman™ Invisible Jet and help her search for The Flash™ inside. There he is, up in that tube! Eclipso wants to capture all the LEGO® DC Super Hero Girls™ to drain their powers and become the most powerful and evil of them all! Free The Flash and then chase after Eclipso before she gets away. Can you catch her and stop her evil plans?
A few days ago, we had our first look at the LEGO Seasonal Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) and we now have our first look at the LEGO Seasonal Easter Egg Hunt (40237) set which comes from the back of the instructions. There’s no word on the piece count but it’s safe to assume that it will cost $9.99 at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] in March.
LEGO has post an update over on the LEGO Ideas blog about some of the upcoming sets that have been approved.
For the LEGO Ideas Adventure Time (21308) set, it was originally set for release on January 1 but they have decided to move up the release date to December 26. I should have me review of the set up in a few days so stay tuned for that.
There’s actually some news for the Apollo 11 Saturn V set. LEGO is finalizing the model design and it is expected to be released in mid-2017.
Finally for The Old Fishing Store, it is still being worked on by the designer and it is expected to be released in Fall 2017.
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.