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.
There are now official images of the LEGO Architecture Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (21035) set via Amazon France. The set contains 744 pieces but there’s no word yet on pricing. The Guggenheim Museum has been released before in 2009 but this is an updated version of the set with parts that make the model smoother. There’s also no word on the release date but I’m going to guess March.
**Via Hoth Bricks**
It looks like we have our first blurry look at the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (71042) set which comes from the Shanghai LEGO Store Calendar. If you remember, we were the first site to report on this set last year which supposedly is one of the new pirate ships in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie, possibly the Dying Gull or the Silent Mary, and may retail for $200-$250. The calendar list it’s release for early access for VIPs from March 27-30 but we’ll see if it’s the same when the US calendar is released.
A few readers has informed me that 99 Cents Only Stores have started selling various LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs for only $0.99 each. This has also been confirmed by users on Reddit. Your mileage may vary as to what they are carrying but it looks like it’s some of the older LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs as well as some Team Packs and Level Packs. Even if you’re aren’t into LEGO Dimensions, you can’t deny that this is a great deal even if it’s just for the parts and minifigures.
It looks like we have our first look at the upcoming LEGO BrickHeadz sets that will be coming out in February for LEGO VIP members and to the general public in March. The images are from LEGO’s servers and show various franchises including The LEGO Batman Movie, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. There is also Belle (41595) and the Beast (41596) from Beauty and the Beast but no word yet on if it’s from the animated film or the upcoming live-action film. In addition, there are two sets 41593 & 41594 which are still a secret.
As we know by now, the LEGO BrickHeadz sets were announced at were announced at San Diego Comic Con last year and were exclusives during the convention. We can see the upcoming Captain America and Iron Man sets are different from the SDCC ones.
The LEGO Batman Movie Batman (41585) – 91 pcs
The LEGO Batman Movie Batgirl (41586) – 99 pcs
The LEGO Batman Movie Robin (41587) – 101 pcs
The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker (41588) – 151 pcs
Marvel Captain America: Civil War Captain America (41589) – 79 pcs
Marvel Captain America: Civil War Iron Man (41590) – 96 pcs
Marvel Captain America: Civil War Black Widow (41591) – 143 pcs
Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron The Hullk (41592) – 93 pcs
**Via CM4Sci on Brickset Forums**
The 2017 London Toy Fair is set to kick off and LEGO again this year will be on hand to show off some of the upcoming sets for later this year. Photography is still prohibited so we’ll have to wait until the Nuremberg Toy Fair next week to see initial images but for now, we’ll have to rely on attendees who are able to describe the sets in detail to give us a tease of what to expect. We’ve already had an initial list of the rumored Summer 2017 LEGO sets already so I’m excited to see what all is included with these sets.