Nrg on Eurobricks has posted the LEGO event schedule for Star Wars Celebration for later this week. The main booth will be at #1025 with new product reveals on Thursday at 12pm and on Friday and Saturday at 11am.
The LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Mini-Build will be on sale on Thursday at 11am while supplies last for attendee badge holders only. For Friday and Saturday, the sale will being at 10am.
There will be exclusive signings from the Master Model Builder that designed the exclusive Tatooine set.
During show hours from Thursday to Saturday, you can help build the largest Darth Vader statue.
During show hours, there are various micro builds at the LEGO Star Wars Play Area at #941.
Thursday: Star Destroyer
Saturday: TIE Fighter
Sunday: Millennium Falcon
Finally, there’s a LEGO Panel at Digital Stage Room 300 which lets you go behind the scenes for LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales. This will be held on Friday only from 4-5pm.
Deskp on Eurobricks has posted a image of the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack box which shows a list of characters that will be in some of the expansion Fun Packs, Team Packs, and Level Packs. We already know a lot of them during the reveals last week but there are still some that are a mystery. The image shows the top of the box but rotated using Photoshop so it’s still blurry.
For some of the future characters, I already noted them in my speculation post but there are a few that raises more questions than giving answers. One of the characters is listed as #3. Many people on the forums have been guessing that it is Chell from Portal video game series. Way back in 2012, the Thinking With Portals! project on LEGO CUUSOO reached the review stage but ultimately failed at becoming an official set. In 2013, the Wizard of Oz set also reached the review stage and didn’t pass either but the theme will officially be used in LEGO Dimensions later this year. If that third character on the box is actually Chell, that means that LEGO has obtained a licence to create a minifigure of her as well. Plus it makes sense since a Portal would completely fit in with the LEGO Dimensions.
Now that we’ve seen the top of the box at a different angle, who are your guesses for the characters listed? Click on the image above to see a larger version. Guessing is fun but we just have to wait until we see a clear image of the top of the box to see who’s confirmed for the game.
Overnight, the guys over at Minifigs.me sent over some details of some of their newest LEGO minifigures commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission on April 11th. This was the 7th manned mission in the Apollo space program and was intended to be the third to land on the moon but was aborted when the oxygen tank exploded. The crew of Commander James Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise returned safely on April 17, 1970.
Apollo 13 LEGO minifigures released for mission’s 45th Anniversary
It seems there a surprise in store for the historic Apollo 13 45th anniversary celebrations – a new set of LEGO minifigures based on the mission has just been released.
Four collectable minifigures have been created depicting astronauts James Lovell, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert and flight director Gene Kranz. Printed by boutique custom minifigure designers minifigs.me, they were produced with expert guidance to ensure no detail was missed.
“We were approached by an expert on the Apollo missions, who wanted to recreate these in time for the anniversary,” Nick Savage, director of UK-based minifigs.me explained. “We worked together for weeks to get them perfect, discussing everything from the precise placement of the metal tabs on suit valves to the way each astronaut wore their watches. We’ve made something very special as a result.”
The expert Savage refers to is Chris Spain, who’s online guides to facets of the Apollo Missions have become a go-to resource for enthusiasts.
“Chris sent us a huge amount of research, designs and feedback,” Savage continues. “His expertise and passion for the subject really is something to behold.”
The carefully crafted minifigures can be bought individually or as part of a special “Collector’s Edition” set at the minifigs.me website.
This isn’t the first time Minifigs.me have created highly accurate space minifigures. Before this, they recreated former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, along with three crew members of the International Space Station’s 42 crew. The three ISS crew member minifigs are currently aboard the station, orbiting the Earth with their real-life counterparts.
To buy or read more about the minifigures, visit www.minifigs.me/space
The 1969 Chevrolet Corvette by brickdater is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. Based onthe 1969 C3, it is one of the most recognizable classic cars in automotive history.
The project becomes the 11th one to reach the First 2015 Review Stage joining The Discworld, Science Adventures, Medieval Market Street, Disney Princess Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace, Douglas DC-3, Bricksauria – Tyrannosaurus Rex, the International Space Station, The Golden Girls, The Legend of Zelda: King of Red Lions Play Set, and the RMS Titanic. There are now less than 16 days before the review period is finished and there are still a few more projects that could join the list as well.
Now that we’ve had time to soak in the announcement of the new LEGO Dimensions with the Starter Packs and the Expansion Packs and seen the LEGO themes that have been revealed so far, let’s take a look at what other themes we could be seeing in the future being included in the video game. We can see from the image above that the top of the box shows lots of minifigures from the Fun, Team, and Level Packs that have already been revealed and even some that haven’t been announced yet. This is purely a speculation post and feel free to comment below on what themes you would like to see to be included in future LEGO Dimensions expansion packs.
Back to the Future
This theme is pretty much confirmed with the Back to the Future Level Pack which includes Marty McFly, the DeLorean Time Machine, and the Hoverboard. Whether or not we’ll be seeing other characters in the future remains to be seen.
Since LEGO Dimensions is about the minifigures, I’m not so sure that LEGO BIONICLE will fit the concept. They did have some figures during the original run but they weren’t your typical minifigures. The thing that BIONCLE has going for them is that it’s LEGO own IP.
Although LEGO City is one of the more popular themes, I don’t see it being a good fit.
DC Comics Super Heroes
DC Comics is already a shoe-in with Batman being in the Starter Packs and other characters already revealed in Fun Packs like Wonder Woman and Cyborg. If you zoom in close on the image above, you can pretty much see that the Joker, Superman, Aquaman will also be added later on. Harley Quinn looks to be next to the Joker as well.
This is pretty much a no-go since this is direct competition with Disney’s own Infinity line.
Doctor Who would make a great addition to the game especially since LEGO will be releasing a LEGO Ideas set based on the popular TV show. A Doctor as the minifigure, preferably a different one than in the Ideas set, with the TARDIS as the build would make a great Fun Pack. Thanks to Andrew for the reminder.
Update: Metro has been told unofficially that Doctor Who will indeed be added later on.
Elves has a strong chance to be added to LEGO Dimensions later on. It’s LEGO’s new original IP so it’s possible that you might see it in the future.
Along with the Elves, Friends has been a pretty popular theme and we can probably expect to see it added later on.
LEGO Ghostbusters has a high possibility of being in a future expansion pack. There was a hint in the announcement video with Joel McHale holding the Psychokinetic Energy (PKE) Meter. Readers have pointed out to me that a couple of characters on the box image looks like a Ghostbuster on the top row as well as Slimer on the bottom right.
Although we’ll be seeing sets coming out in conjunction with the Jurassic World movie, I doubt we’ll be seeing the theme show up in LEGO Dimensions. However, this might be a chance to introduce more Jurassic Park related products.
Legends of Chima
The theme is set to end after the summer wave but you can kind of see some of the characters on the box like Laval and Cragger. LEGO Dimensions could be the final hurrah for Legends of Chima.
Marvel Super Heroes
Like with Disney Princess, this is pretty much a negative because of Disney Infinity. They are already successful with that line so I don’t see it coming over to LEGO.
I’m not so sure about Minecraft since Microsoft owns it now. I wouldn’t get you hopes up for seeing it for LEGO Dimensions.
There’s a chance that we could see the Collectible Minifigures with LEGO Dimensions but we already have minifigures coming out every year so it might be a little too much but don’t count it out.
I’m not too sure about Mixels but it’ll be interesting to see how they fit in with LEGO Dimensions.
It’ll be cool to have Pirates show up in the game but I’m not too sure about this one.
Scooby-Doo is pretty much going to be in LEGO Dimensions. We just need official confirmation for it. The right side of the Starter Pack box shows the Mystery Mansion and you can easily make out Scooby and Shaggy on top of the box.
I doubt that we’ll be seeing Speed Champions with LEGO Dimensions but the little builds in the expansions packs would work pretty nicely.
This will disappoint many fans but is going to be a big no. The reasoning is because Disney Infinity is rumored to be expanding to Star Wars characters later this year. Plus if there was going to be Star Wars in LEGO Dimensions, wouldn’t we have seen some of the more popular characters in the reveals already?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I’m going to say no on TMNT because the theme is done and the license has moved on to Mattel.
The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings
Yes, LOTR is returning again with Legolas, Gimli, and Gollum in the Fun Packs and Gandalf in the Starter Packs. We might be seeing more characters showing up in the future.
The LEGO Movie
Definite yes on The LEGO Movie with Wyldstyle in the Starter Packs and many other characters already revealed in the Fun Packs like Bad Cop, Benny, Emmet, and Unikitty.
The Simpsons theme will definitely be in LEGO Dimensions as we can clearly see some of the characters on the top of the box like Homer, Bart, and Krusty.
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz will make its LEGO debut with Dimensions as we have the Wicked Witch appearing in a Fun Pack. We can probably expect to see more characters in future packs. The box appears to show the Scarecrow and the Tin Man but it’s hard to tell if it’s actually them or not.
I’m 50/50 about Ultra Agents but they would make a nice addition to the game. Plus the main villain of the game Lord Vortech looks like a character from the theme.
There are now official images of the final wave of the LEGO Legends of Chima that will be released this summer. Earlier this week, I reported that LEGO Legends of Chima Online video game is shutting down in June so this is also a sign the theme may be going away. There are rumors that the theme will be coming back in mid-2016 but there’s no concrete evidence to support that theory. However, LEGO may decide to release LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs that will have some of the characters so they might not be totally going away. Anyways, below are the last three known sets that will be coming out in summer 2015.
Bladvic’s Rumble Bear (70225)
Mammoth’s Frozen Stronghold
King Crominus’ Rescue (70227)
As we know by now, there will be a re-release of the Green Goblin minifigure this August but he won’t be appearing in your usual LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets. Instead, he will be in the LEGO Juniors Spider-Man Hideout (10687). We first saw images of the new Green Goblin during the 2015 New York Toy Fair but there are now some really good close-up images of him courtesy of Luiggi.
With this minifigure, we can expect to get a classic comic books styled look of the Green Goblin with his purple outfit. His skin color is a little too green for my taste but it’s still a cool minifigure nonetheless with all the details on the front and back of the minifigure. He will also come with his signature glider and a pumpkin bomb. As mentioned before, he will be in the new LEGO Juniors set which contains 137 pieces and will retail for $29.99 however, the Green Goblin is exclusive to this set so you’ll pretty much want to get this set if you want to pick him up unless you just buy him individually on the secondary market.