The LEGO Seasonal 2017 Easter Egg Hunt (40237) has started to show up at LEGO Stores and on the back of the instructions, it shows this year’s LEGO Seasonal Halloween set. From the looks of it, the set shows off a large gate and in the background, there’s presumably a haunted house with an orange sky backdrop. There’s also a cauldron with some food stuff in it. The minifigures include a man and a skeleton. It’s cool to have an early look at the set although we won’t be released until September/October. So far this year, these Seasonal sets have been very promising compared to last year’s sets.
**Via LegoLeroy on Eurobricks**
A few weeks ago, an image of the LEGO Iconic Brick Calendar (40172) appeared online and folks across the pond were able to purchase it. It looks like North America is able to purchase the set now on [email protected]. The set contains 278 pieces and retails for $19.99. I haven’t seen it at the LEGO Store here yet but I assume it’s available at LEGOLAND. If someone can confirm that, I would appreciate it.
Never lose track of the date with this cool LEGO® calendar, perfect for any office, kitchen, bedroom or hallway. Build the chunky number cubes and display them on the special stand with minifigure, turning them every day to show the correct date.
-Includes 4 buildable number blocks, display stand and a minifigure.
-Turn the blocks around each day to show the correct date.
-Calendar displayed on stand measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 2” (7cm) deep.
Yesterday, the official images of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sets were released and now there are images of the back of the boxes to show some of the play features of the sets. The images aren’t as high quality as the previous ones but at least we get to see a bit more of the sets.
Ravager Attack (76079)
Includes Taserface, Mantis, Rocket
Ayesha’s Revenge (76080)
Includes Ayesha, Yondu, Star-Lord, Baby Groot
The Milano vs. The Abilisk (76081)
Includes Nebula, Gamora, Drax, Star-Lord, Baby Groot
If you missed out on the recently retired LEGO Star Wars UCS Sandcrawler (75059), Amazon, as of this post, seems to have it in stock and at a lower price than the usual $299.99. [email protected] does not carry the set anymore and LEGO Stores most likely won’t have it either but it is currently on sale for $284.12 which is a minimal discount but at least it’s in stock. If you’ve been wanting to get it, I highly suggest you jump on it as there’s no word on when it will be gone.
If you haven’t picked up The LEGO Batman Movie Batcave Break-in (70909) set yet, Amazon has it on sale for $69.99 which is 30% off the regular price of $99.99. This is a very substantial sale considering that this set has only been out for only a few weeks and with the movie coming soon, this is a great set to pick up. This pricing matches Walmart’s pricing so get it while you can.
Protect the Batcave From The Penguin’s Invasion!
Defend against The Penguin’s Duckmobile invasion of the Batcave in The LEGO Batman Movie: Batcave Break-in set. The highly detailed Batcave features a rotating transformation chamber for Bruce Wayne to ‘transform’ into Batman, rotating Batcomputer control center with multiscreen elements and elevating platform function, and a prison with an exploding escape wall function. The Batcave also has a rotating wardrobe with alternative Scu-Batsuit, Raging Batsuit or the Bat-Pack Batsuit minifigure bodies for Batman. Dial up the conflict by using the Batboat’s spring-loaded missiles against the Duckmobile’s dual stud shooters and flick missiles. Includes four minifigures plus two Hench-Penguin figures.
Hasan over on the LEGO Ideas blog, has announced that they have rolled out a new software platform called the LEGO Ideas Test Lab. From January through April, this new instance of the LEGO Ideas software allows LEGO to test out a new platform which includes some new stuff like contests called Challenges as well as a new reward system.
Participation on the LEGO Ideas Test Lab will earn you Bricks which gives your more privileges within the community. You can earn more Bricks by submitting entries as well as doing a variety of tasks in the community.
Starting February 1, there’s an exclusive Fourth Build Challenge where you design an alternate build for LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets. There will be some prizes up for grabs as well as having your creation being featured in the LEGO Life Magazine.
LEGO has already sent out invitations to join the LEGO Ideas Test Lab to top contributors on LEGO Ideas and LEGO Rebrick but if you didn’t get one, you can also join by signing up in the link above. If you want to try it, sign up quickly as there is a limit of 7,500 participants.
If you’re searching for The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Batmobile (30521) polybag, I’ve been told that they are starting to show up at Toys R Us. I don’t have any details but I assume they are $3.99 each. If you can’t find them in the LEGO section, they’re probably hiding behind the registers. No word yet on whether they will be part of an upcoming promotion. I’ve already done a review on The Mini Batmobile so you can check it out here.
Thanks to Stephen for the info.