If you pre-order the LEGO Jurassic World video game from GameStop from now until the game is released on June 12, they’ll also throw in a bonus for buying the game which is the Gallimimus Trap (30320) polybag. It consists of 29 pieces and the main draw of the set is the “Gallimimus” dinosaur mold. Clearly this particular dinosaur isn’t a Gallimimus but a re-colored Coelophysis from the 2012 LEGO Dino sets. Although Gallimimus is an omnivore, it was toothless and mainly feasted on plants, insects, and smaller animals. This version of the dinosaur has some very sharp teeth shown with a green and brown skin color. Whatever you decide to call it, it is exclusive to this polybag as it does not appear in any other LEGO Jurassic World sets.
On the trap itself, it holds a piece of meat on the back and when the Gallimimus goes in to eat it, the chains come down to trap it. What’s nice about the set is the white Jurassic World printed 2×2 tile which I believe is exclusive to this set. Correct me if I’m wrong on that note as I have not purchased any LEGO Jurassic World sets yet. Other than that, the trap isn’t that spectacular but that’s how polybag usually are.
Overall, the Gallimimus Trap (30320) polybag is a neat one considering that if you’re planning on getting the LEGO Jurassic World video game from GameStop, it’s already included with your order. The dinosaur itself is exclusive to this There are reports that the polybag is also being sold at Toys R Us Canada so if you’re up north, you can probably score one for fairly cheap.
The major thing that I don’t like about the set is the Gallimimus itself. The dinosaur is no doubt a rehashed Coelophysis but for LEGO to call it a completely different dinosaur is just laziness, I think. If the polybag would’ve been called Coelophysis Trap, I wouldn’t have an issue with it.
Brickset has revealed a couple of neat LEGO sets from various shops by Aanchir who is over in Billund. Some of these sets are exclusive to LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home like the Birthday Cake (40153) which has enough pieces for you to build from ages 1-99 and includes a Jester minifigure. The other sets are a brick-built Piggy Bank (40155) and a LEGO Friends Organizer (40156) shaped like a butterfly. The last set that’s been found is the LEGO Friends Heartlake City Airport (41009) which will most likely be a retailer exclusive set.
Personally, I really like the Birthday Cake set as I can see it being used for many occasions. I also do like they give you all the pieces needed for the ages. There’s no word on when/if the sets will be available for the rest of the world but I sure do hope they make it here one day.
Birthday Cake (40153)
Piggy Bank (40155)
LEGO Friends Organizer (40156)
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Airport (41109)
I’m back with a review of a newly released item that’s been elusive since last year. The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Electro Minifigure Polybag (5002125) was first seen back in October at LEGO Kidsfest Virginia but it has recently been more widely available at Toys R Us stores as part of a promotion last week as well as being individually purchased for some for $3.99.
We’ve already had an Electro minifigure with the Spider Trike vs Electro (76014) but this version of him is based on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie from last year which is loosely based off the Ultimate Marvel incarnation.
The whole Electro minifigure alone is exclusive to this polybag. The only thing that’s not exclusive is the lightning pieces that we’ve seen included with other sets. The torso and legs which is of a dark gray and black color scheme very closely resemble the suit from the movie. The head and hands are a light blue color and the face itself has an angry expression.
If you can find LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Electro (5002125), it’s worth picking up since this is the only way to get this particular minifigure. There has still been some Toys R Us stores that still don’t have it yet even though there was in-store only promotion for it in the US last week. You can also have them check the item number 238428 to see if they have any laying around in the warehouse or at nearby stores.
Toys R Us has recently released some of the Summer 2015 LEGO City sets and I managed to get a couple of the sets, more particularly, the Space-themed ones. My first review of these sets is the Utility Shuttle (60078). The set contains 155 pieces and retails for $24.99 which is a paltry $0.16/piece ratio. The contents of the box includes two numbered bags, one instruction booklet, a small sticker sheet, and a loose nose piece.
If you’re still playing LEGO Minifigures Online, there are some important changes you may want to know about that’s coming to the game this summer. Before, the game used to be a free-to-play business model but that will be going away in favor of the buy-to-play model which means that you buy the game first before playing. Memberships and Diamonds that you collect in-game will be going away. Any Diamonds that you still have will be converted to stars. If you have spent and money on memberships or other in-game items, your copy of LEGO Minifigures Online will be converted to the fully purchased version so it won’t affect you that much.
Personally, I think this is a bad move because the current version of the game allows players to try it out first before spending any money on it. You could also unlock characters from purchasing Collectible Minifigures and you can still unlock characters with codes you find. You can read more about the changes over on their blog.
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If you’ve been waiting for the Summer 2015 wave of LEGO City sets, you may want to head on over to your local Toys R Us store. Long-time reader of th site, Kevin, has informed us that he has found a couple of the Deep Exploration sets as well as one of the Space sets at his store in northeast Ohio. The summer wave sets aren’t officially released until June but as we all know, Toys R Us likes to put out stuff a little early so it doesn’t hurt to check it out if you’re planning on getting them.
The Brick-Built Adventure Time Figures project by aBetterMonkey is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. This the second Adventure Time project to hit the goal with the first one getting enough support back in 2013 when it was still LEGO CUUSOO. This particular project features many of the characters from the hit animated TV series in brick-built form.
Brick-Built Adventure Time Figures is the first project to reach the Second 2015 Review Stage. There are quite a few projects that are closing on 10k as well that should be able to reach the goal during this Review Stage.