Our friends over at Promo Bricks has compiled a list of the LEGO catalogs for the second half of 2016. The catalogs doesn’t have much that we haven’t already seen before but the main thing is in the LEGO Star Wars section.
There, we see a little teaser for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: Rogue One sets which will be coming this September. The image shows one of the new Death Troopers along with five system sets. As I mentioned before in a previous post, there will also be three Buildable Figures in the wave as which are not shown in the US catalog but is seen in others.
The packaging is still blanked out but it has already been revealed that it will mainly feature the Death Trooper on the top-right corner. The only thing left to see are the sets themselves which I hope some of them will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con next month.
75152 – 385 pcs, $29.99/€39.99
75153 – 449 pcs, $39.99/€49.99
75154 – 543 pcs, $69.99/€69.99
75155 – 659 pcs, $79.99/€79.99
75156 – 863 pcs, $89.99/€99.99
75119 – 104 pcs. $24.99/€24.99
75120 – 169 pcs, $24.99/€24.99
75121 – 106 pcs, $24.99/€24.99
The LEGO August 2016 Store Calendar is now up on LEGO’s servers and we can now see all the promotions and events that will be happening for the month.
August 1-15: FREE exclusive LEGO Creator Mini London Bus (40220) with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last.
August 1-31: FREE LEGO Disney Princess Olaf’s Summertime Fun (30397) polybag with any Disney Princess purchase.
August 1: The LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252) will be available to the general public.
August 1: A lot of the summer 2016 sets will be available for various themes like Super Heroes, Ninjago, Nexo Knights, Technic, City, Elves, Friends, DUPLO.
August 2-3: VIP Monthly Mini Build will be an Apple (40215) just in time for back to school.
August 13: Exclusive LEGO Disney Princess building event. Build and take home an exclusive LEGO build as well as get a special Disney Rapunzel set. Registration for it starts on July 1.
August 17-31: VIPs get early access to the next D2C set. The rumor is it will be the LEGO Disney Cinderalla Castle (71040).
There is now an image from Brickset of the LEGO Nexo Knights Royal Guard (5004390) promotional minifigure that will be given away from July to September. The only legit way to get it is with the last voucher from the 2016 LEGO Calendar which was given away last year with purchases.
The set comes in a box similar to the ones from the Target Minifigure Gift boxes but with full Nexo Knights deco. It’s kind of neat that it comes in a box instead of just a standard polybag. The Royal Guard itself seems to be an unique minifigure with updated torso and leg printing.
There are now official images of the summer 2016 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) which come from Amazon Japan. I’ve already talked about the set description from a previous post that came from LEGO [email protected] but the page on there has been taken down. The set will consist of 358 pieces and retail for $29.99.
Stage a face-off against the portal beast in Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, with levitating function levers and mystical artifacts. Includes 3 minifigures.
Banish the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum!
Team up and expel the portal beast from Doctor Strange’s mysterious headquarters with some super-heroic supernatural action! Fend it off with Doctor Strange’s mystical artifacts, and evade being captured by the portal beast’s tentacles using the cape of levitation. Send in Karl Mordo to battle the beast with his quarterstaff, and help The Ancient One strike with the powerful magical fans at her fingertips!
Includes 3 minifigures: Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo and The Ancient One.
Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum features a portal beast with rotating teeth, moving eyes and tentacles that can trap minifigures, shelves for mystical artifact accessories, levitation effect for 2 minifigures, and levitation function for Doctor Strange’s cloak.
Weapons include Karl Mordo’s quarterstaff and The Ancient One’s magical fans with eldritch calligraphy.
Accessory elements include Doctor Strange’s cloak of levitation and magical power elements with eldritch calligraphy markings.
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 7-14.
Sanctum Sanctorum measures over 4” (11cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 7” (18cm) deep.
This week at the 2016 Licensing Expo, a few companies including Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network will be presenting some of the LEGO products that will be releasing in the future. For Warner Bros., they will be announcing some products for The LEGO Batman Movie as well as The Ninjago Movie.
WBCP Builds On Its LEGO Portfolio
WBCP and The LEGO Group continue to build on a powerhouse partnership offering kids and collectors a compelling portfolio of proven brands, including LEGO DC Super Heroes, among many others. Across the Studio, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group have taken their collaboration to another level for fans, as WBCP and The LEGO Group expand their strategic partnership into a portfolio that offers key product categories, except construction, to support Warner Bros. Pictures’ and The LEGO Group’s feature film offerings, bringing these characters and worlds to fans through an array of product. Exciting properties supported by a LEGO-inspired program, include:
The LEGO Batman Movie: WBCP and The LEGO Group brings fans of all ages exciting merchandise for the eagerly awaited The LEGO Batman Movie, which takes fans on a new adventure with Batman as the Dark Knight embarks on a personal journey to find himself while learning the importance of teamwork in hopes to save Gotham City from The Joker and the Rogues Gallery.
The Ninjago Movie: Also from the world of LEGO comes The Ninjago Movie as WBCP and The LEGO Group continue their partnership to create cool and collectible product in driver categories to support the film. Inspired by the wildly popular LEGO line of toys, Ninjago is the story of six young ninja tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago.
As for Cartoon Network, there will be a LEGO Ideas sets based on the Brick-Built Adventure Time Figures by aBetterMonkey. The set will be available in early 2017.
The LEGO Group will create a new building set based on the Cartoon Network series.
Cartoon Network has partnered with the LEGO Group to launch a new LEGO set inspired by its animated series, “Adventure Time.”
The new “Adventure Time” LEGO set will include new brick-built figures and will feature concepts generated by the fan-fueled LEGO Ideas crowd sourcing platform.
Pitched by user aBetterMonkey, the “Adventure Time” set received more than 10,000 supporters between May and September 2015 during the LEGO Ideas contest.
“’Adventure Time’ is an exceptional brand with a fan base that spans kids, young adults and families,” says Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “Our partnership with the LEGO Group affords the opportunity to produce an iconic product, sure to be coveted by fans of all ages.”
The “Adventure Time” LEGO set will be available in early 2017.
LEGO Ideas is the home of thousands of LEGO concepts that have the potential to become full LEGO retail sets. Fans from all over the world contribute to the program and are encouraged to vote on the LEGO Ideas website for their favorite concepts. If an idea garners 10,000 votes within the selection period, it will be judged by a LEGO review panel for the chance to become a real product.
Disney has announced there will be four new LEGO animated shorts that will be coming to the Disney Channel based on the upcoming Frozen Northern Lights story starting in November. There will also be a TV special to present the shorts that will be airing around Thanksgiving time. The shorts will feature the original voice cast of the first Frozen movie including Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Josh Gad (Olaf).
It’s not that surprising that LEGO is teaming up with Disney again to produce content for Frozen as they’ve already released a few sets based on the popular movie.
Thanks to Jeff for the email heads-up.
*Via USA Today**
Earlier today, LEGO Ideas released a blog post with updates to the Guidelines and TOS. These new rules hopefully will weed out some projects that LEGO already has already produced based on existing IPs and such. The rules will also prevent projects that are extremely large and with no realistic way for LEGO to mass produce it. Some of the main points of the new guidelines and TOS include:
-Once we produce a LEGO Ideas set based on a third-party property, we will not accept more Ideas submissions based on that property.
-Projects must fit in a single product box, so we’re setting a part count limit of 3,000 pcs.
-Projects must focus on a single concept or third-party property.
-It’s now simpler to collaborate on projects.
-New restrictions on project contents
-New guidelines to help improve project descriptions
-Terms of Service now preserves projects that gain a significant following.
-Terms of Service revises language regarding assignment of rights.
Check out the blog post for more in-depth descriptions of these updates.