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LEGO April Fool’s Day 2017 Roundup

April Fool’s Day is pretty much over and the LEGO community again this year came together to spread hoaxes and playing jokes on their readers. There’s a little recap of some of the things that happened today around the LEGO community. You can see from the list below, there’s similar topics from various sites. If there’s something that I missed, let me know and I’ll try to add it to the list.

For my annual joke, I reported that I would start reviewing LEPIN sets but that will never happen. Many of you guys caught on which isn’t that surprising.


Adeel Zubair

A reader named Adeel made The Simpsons The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop (71062) and made it seem that LEGO tweeted it out.


BrickFinder

They reported that Beijing would be opening up the first LEPIN certified store.


BrickLoot

The announced the MEGA Brick Loot box which contains a build that had over 20,000 pieces.


BrickNerd

BrickNerd also put out a “new” LEGO Star Wars set with The Destruction of Jedhi (040117) that only consisted of tan bricks and would only be available during the May the 4th promotion.


Brickset

They had two posts for April Fool’s with the first one being a new LEGO Game of Thrones theme complete with set descriptions.

Their other post was “confirming” a new UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) with an image of [email protected] with an image and pricing of the set.


BricksFans

They did a post of Google & LEGO joining together for a Google Build Assistant.


Bricks to Life

They released a press release announcing three new LEGO games with LEGO Deadpool, LEGO Flintstones, and LEGO The Twilight Saga.


Google

They put the Beatles as minifigures crossing Abbey Road on Google Maps.


Jay’s Brick Blog

They released a press release about LEGO completing their acquistion of LEPIN


Pockyland

They reported of Pockyland branded brick separator.

A member has reported on a UCS Brick Separator.


Pop Culture Uncovered

They released a press release announcing a Star Wars expansion for LEGO Dimensions.


Reddit

There was a made up image of The LEGO Batman Movie Wayne Manor (70918) that could’ve been believable if the user didn’t do a similar post so close together.

CM4Sci created a nice mock up of the rumored UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). This one is hard to figure out if it’s real or not because there is a legit rumor that one is actually coming.


The Brothers Brick

TBB’s post says that LEGO is a worse investment than gold. This is an exact opposite of reports from a few years ago from many major world news sites such as Time that reported LEGO was a better investment than gold.


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LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265) Review

LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265)

For the whole month of April, LEGO Stores and [email protected] will be giving out a free 58 piece LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265) polybag with a $20 LEGO Friends purchase, while supplies last.

One of the more interesting things about the set is the packaging. It uses the newer softer plastic that you can easily tear open to access the contents.

LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265)

The build is very simple using plates as the base and tiles along with jumper plates to get the smooth top. There are five white bunnies and five light gray hamsters to use as play pieces. The hamster is actually very rare as this is only the second set that it has appeared in with the other being the Heartlake Riding Club (41126) which only has one of them included. Also fairly rare are the 1×1 dark magenta tiles and the 4×10 lime green baseplates.

LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265)

As the set name states, this is a Tic Tac Toe board in which a player has to line up three pieces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265)

As I mentioned before, the LEGO Friends Tic Tac Toe (40265) polybag is free with a $20 LEGO Friends purchase throughout the month of April. It’s a nice little travel-sized game that kids can take along during trips. For the collectors, some of the rarer pieces may be of interest.

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Thank you to LEGO Affilate 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.

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The LEGO Batman Movie Joker Character Poster at LEGO Stores

The LEGO Batman Movie Joker Poster

For today only, LEGO Stores are celebrating April Fool’s Day with a special The LEGO Batman Movie poster giveaway. Head to the store and tell a Brick Specialist the secret password of “Batman Smells” and you can get a free Joker character poster, while supplies last. This is the only way to get the Joker poster and it is not valid online.

Thanks to Justin for the heads up.

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The Brick Fan Expanding to LEPIN Set Reviews

There’s a point in time where you have to take a step back and see where you are in life and at this point, I’ve decided to expand The Brick Fan. A few people have asked me whether I would do this or not but I think it’s about time that I do so. I’ve decided to go ahead and also review LEPIN sets.

We’ve all seen a company called LEPIN which many call a knockoff company. Essentially, they take official LEGO sets and make bootleg sets out of them with subpar plastics. There aren’t that many reviewers of LEPIN sets and I feel that I should take this opportunity to test them out and let the public know how I feel about them. I’ve set up a website called The LEPIN Fan for my the reviews and I encourage you to head on over and check it out.

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LEGO May 2017 Store Calendar Promotions & Events

May 2017 LEGO Store Calendar

There’s now an image of the May 2017 LEGO Store Calendar and we can now see some of the promotions and events that will be happening during the month.

May 1: LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) available for purchase to general public.

May 2-3: VIP Monthly Mini Model Build will be a Race Car.

May 4: Special Star Wars in-store events. Complete a search & find activity to get some wearable Yoda ears. At 5pm, there will be a minifigure speed build challenge. The fastest builders will get a free minifigure. Registration may be required. Intended for ages 6-14 only.

May 4-7: As I reported, the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) polybag will be the May the 4th promo. Instead of being a $75 Star Wars purchase, it’ll actually be a $50 purchase to get it.

May 4-7: Double VIP Points on all LEGO Star Wars items.

May 8-21: Free LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Mini Milano (30449) polybag with purchases of $35 or more, while supplies last.

May 13 & 14: Mother’s Day Weekend VIP Building Event. Registration is required. Call or sign up at the LEGO store starting April 1.

May 2017 LEGO Store Calendar

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Star Wars Celebration 2017 LEGO Exclusives Lottery Rules

If you are going to Star Wars Celebration next week, here’s some news about the LEGO lottery they are holding for a chance to purchase the exclusives. A reader over on our Facebook Page has let us know about the rules on getting in on the LEGO exclusives at the convention.

LEGO doesn’t do many exclusives for Star Wars Celebration but for this year, they will have something in store for attendees. There’s no word yet on what the exclusives will be but I assume we’ll hear something soon.

To get in on the exclusives, you must have a ticket to Star Wars Celebration itself, then you must fill out a form to get into a lottery for a chance to purchase them. Check out the full rules of the lottery below.

Participation in this process is REQUIRED in order to win a priority ticket with a reserved time to visit the LEGO booth at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. The lottery process will close at 12:01 AM EST on April 6. All winners will be notified by April 7 of the date and time that they can line up at the LEGO booth.

The LEGO booth will open to the public each day AFTER the ticketed sessions (approximately 4:00 PM Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun) if there is remaining inventory available. The only way to get a ticket to the first sessions of the day is to enter the lottery!

Sessions for all days of Celebration:

Session 1: report to the LEGO Booth at 10:00 AM
Session 2: report to the LEGO Booth at 11:30 PM
Session 3: report to the LEGO Booth at 1:00 PM
Session 4: report to the LEGO Booth at 2:30 PM

LEGO Booth open to all Fans at 4:00 PM – pending inventory

Rules

This random drawing is for a chance to get a ticket to purchase items at the LEGO booth.

-Attendee & Professional badges only. No Exhibitors.
-One application per person only. Attendees will not be permitted to attend more than one ticketed session at the LEGO booth during the event
You must have a valid Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 badge for any days you select. No exceptions. We will be checking your badge confirmation to ensure that if you win the lottery for a specific day, you have a badge for that corresponding day.
-Tickets are awarded randomly for a specific date and time and must be redeemed for that specific session only. No exceptions.
-Tickets are not transferrable and ID will be checked.
You must bring your ticket to the LEGO booth to be scanned at the time of your session. You will not be allowed to purchase exclusives without your lottery ticket.
-There will be a strict limit of one of each item per ticket.
You will not be able to line up at the LEGO booth before your session begins.
-Every person in line will require a ticket. No exceptions.
-ADA attendees must also go through the same process noted above.

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LEGO DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle Revealed

LEGO DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle

Entertainment Weekly has reveal a LEGO DC Super Heroes set for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie with the Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075). It will have 286 pieces and will be available on May 1. The minifigures include Steve Trevor and Wonder Woman as well as a brick-built Ares. The price is reportedly to be $29.99.

Thanks to CM4Sci for the heads up.

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