A few days ago, I did a review of the LEGO BrickHeadz Captain Jack Sparrow (41593) from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. I also have in hand the other PotC BrickHeadz set with Captain Armando Salazar (41594) which also comes out on March 17 for LEGO VIP members and the general public on April 1. The set has 119 pieces and retails for $9.99. The contents of the box include two unnumbered bags, a 4×6 plate, and the instructions.
Last month at the 2017 New York Toy Fair, LEGO revealed the new LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary (71042). We got a first good look at The Silent Mary during the Super Bowl TV spot where it showed some of the details of the ship as well as some of the accessories like the ghost sharks. The 2,294 piece set will retail for $199.99 and will be available for LEGO VIP members on March 17 and to the general public on April 1. The contents of the box include 15 numbered bags going from Bags 1-13, one unnumbered bag with the masts and sharks, a bag with the fabric sails, and the instruction booklet.
Last week, I reported that The LEGO Batman Movie Batman Battle Pod (5004929) will be coming to LEGOLAND California in the near future. There’s now a report from a reader that LEGOLAND Florida has started a promotion for the polybag as a free gift with purchases of $30 or more of The LEGO Batman Movie products. If you live close to the area, I would give them a call to confirm that the promo is going.
You may have seen this from your other RLUGs but if you haven’t yet, ReBrick has a has a really cool building contest to win some great LEGO prizes that may not see again for a very long time. Your job is to create an original mini modular building similar to the 10230 LEGO Mini Modulars. The grand prize winner will get the following:
10230 LEGO Mini Modulars
10182 LEGO Café Corner
10190 LEGO Market Street
10185 LEGO Green Grocer
101097 LEGO Fire Brigade
10211 LEGO Grand Emporium
10218 LEGO Pet Shop
10224 LEGO Town Hall
10232 Palace Cinema
10251 Brick Bank
10246 Detective’s Office
10243 Parisian Restaurant
10255 Assembly Square
There will also be two runner up winners which will get:
10255 Assembly Square
The deadline to submit yor entry is May 12th 2017 at 10:00AM EST. Check the link above for the full rules.
One of my favorite shows from last year was Stranger Things and RyantheAmazing over on Reddit has recreated some scenes from the show with LEGO. Some details that it shows include Joyce’s living room, the kids playing Dungeons & Dragons, as well as a play feature that includes the Upside Down.
You can see lots of little details of the living room including the Christmas lights as well as the kids. The whole section then flips over using a Technic pin to reveal the dark Upside Down dimension. Check out the full album here.
Have you walked into a LEGO Store looking for a particular set but end up finding out that it is an exclusive set to another store? One example is The Penguin Arctic Roller (70911) which is actually a Target exclusive so you can only find that set there.
After many customer complaints, what I am hearing is that there will no longer be store exclusives and LEGO Stores will start carrying all the sets from a particular wave. This means that stores like Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us will no longer be the place to go for one set. Of course you can buy the set on Shop@Home but if you’re already at a LEGO Store, why wait for shipping on it.
There’s no word on when the change will take effect but I’m already seeing the Arkham Asylum (70912) at LEGO Stores which was previously a Toys R Us exclusive.
If you missed out on The LEGO Batman Movie Mini Batmobile building event at Barnes & Noble yesterday, a reader has kindly sent over a copy of the instructions. This Batmobile is different from the one from Toys R Us as it more resembles the Speedwagon. It doesn’t look like there are any exclusive parts used for the build so you can create your own if you have them. If you want, you can download the whole PDF here.
Thanks to Tim for the instructions.