Overnight, Brent Waller once again has achieved 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas with his Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man project. This will be Brent’s third project to go to the review stage including the Batmobile Tumbler Minifig Scale and Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary which eventually became the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (21108).
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is essentially a large scale build of Gozer’s physical manifestation which towers over buildings and minifigures. The model stands at 13 inches high and contains around 1800 pieces at its current state.
The project joins Brick-Built Adventure Time Figures, Caterham Super Seven, the Modular Library, Lothlorien, and LEGO Physics as the ones eligible to be reviewed by the LEGO Jury for a chance to become an official set.
FamilyGamerTV has released a new LEGO Dimensions trailer featuring a Scooby-Doo retro-style cartoon. The trailer also shows off some of the gameplay from the Scooby-Doo Team Pack (71206) and scenes from other expansion packs.
For Scooby-Doo fans that want to customize their LEGO Dimensions experience, it was also announced that a Scooby-Doo Team Pack which includes LEGO Scooby-Doo and LEGO Shaggy minifigures, plus a LEGO Mystery Machine and LEGO Scooby Snack, will be available at the launch of the Starter Pack.
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy each have their own abilities and the Mystery Machine and Scooby Snack can be physically built and then rebuilt twice for a total of three different objects that do entirely different things in the digital game for massive variety. Either character can also unlock the Scooby-Doo Adventure World, an open-world environment which provides additional open world gameplay content separate from the game’s main story which allows players to explore iconic Scooby-Doo locations, race, solve puzzles, and more.
LEGO has officially revealed their latest seasonal Direct-to-Consumer set with the LEGO Creator Winter Village Winter Toy Shop (10249). You may be thinking, didn’t LEGO release a Winter Toy Shop before. The short answer is yes with set 10199 back in 2009. However, this version of the set is for fans who either missed out on the first one or are looking for an updated Toy Shop.
The new Winter Toy Shop (10249) will contain 898 pieces and retail for $79.99. Although it looks very similar to the old one, there are some new pieces including some printed sign pieces, minifigure faces, and so on.
The set will be available early for LEGO VIP members on September 16 and to the general public in October. Check out the full press release, images, and designer video below.
10249 Winter Toy Shop
Ages 12+. 898 pieces.
US $79.99 – CA $99.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK £59.99 – DK 599.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Enjoy the holiday season with the Winter Toy Shop!
Welcome to the Winter Toy Shop! The holiday season has arrived and the toymaker is busy finishing off his latest creations! Outside, children ski and snowboard, and a freshly built snowman sparkles in the light that shines from the toyshop tower. Help decorate the huge tree that stands at the center of the square, play with the curious kitten on the cozy wooden bench or join in with the carolers beneath the ornate streetlamp. This charming set also features a ladder, trees in various sizes, jack-in-the-box, a toy biplane, helicopter, rocket, train, race car, truck, robot, tugboat, teddy bear and a wrapped gift. Have fun building this enchanting winter wonderland! Includes a snowman and 8 minifigures with assorted accessories: a male caroler, female caroler, a woman, 2 men, 2 boys and a girl.
• Includes 8 minifigures with assorted accessories: a male caroler, female caroler, a woman, 2 men, 2 boys and a girl
• Features a toyshop, large Christmas tree with decorations, ladder, bench, ornate streetlight, carrot-nosed snowman and a cat
• Toyshop features a LEGO® light brick, cash register, clock, chair, table, tools and a ladder
• Accessories include a wrapped gift, snowboard, skis, 5 wreaths, 2 sets of strings lights, 2 top hats, 2 carol songbooks and 10 toys, including a jack-in-the-box, a toy biplane, helicopter, rocket, train, race car, truck, robot, tugboat and a teddy bear element
• Also includes trees in various sizes and snow elements
• Light up the toyshop tower with the LEGO® light brick!
• Decorate the Christmas tree!
• Enjoy the holiday season with this fun, festive model!
• Winter Toy Shop measures over 6” (17cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep
• Christmas tree measures over 5” (15cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep
It’s August 18 and that means the newest LEGO exclusive set, LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu (70751), is now available for purchase on Shop@Home. To be able to purchase it, you have to be logged in with your LEGO ID. The set is the first D2C set for the LEGO Ninjago line and they went all out on this 2,028 piece set which retails for $199.99. The set will also be available at LEGO Stores when they open tomorrow morning. Check out the details of the set below along with the designer video and additional images.
70751 Temple of Airjitzu
Ages 14+. 2,028 pieces.
US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Join the Ninja at the beautiful Temple of Airjitzu!
Enjoy the ultimate LEGO® NINJAGO™ building experience as you construct the majestic Temple of Airjitzu and surrounding village! The highly detailed Temple building has many delightful architectural features including Oriental–style decorated windows and sliding doors. The intricate wooden-frame-style walls of the nearby Blacksmiths and beautiful curved roofs of the Smugglers Market will also test your LEGO building skills. And with every Ninja included in one set for the first time, plus loads of other key characters, you can role-play all your favorite NINJAGO adventures. Take tea in the reception area of the Temple, practice your Ninja moves in the training room or join Wu in his study to read or paint. Discover the Ninja glider upstairs at the Blacksmith’s workshop, cross the bridge guarded by the stone dragons and seek out hidden treasure at the Smugglers’ Market. Then turn off the lights in your room to watch the Temple’s illuminated spinning shadow theater!
• Includes 12 minifigures with assorted weapons: Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Nya, Wu, Misako, Dareth, Postman, Jesper and Claire.
• Village features the Temple of Airjitzu, Blacksmith’s workshop and Smugglers’ Market connected by paths, steps and bridge with 2 stone-style dragons on either side, plus a statue of Sensei Yang and grass stalk elements.
• Temple of Airjitzu features transparent plastic windows with new Oriental-style decoration and sliding doors, reception area with a geometric floor carpet, table, teapot and bowl, shadow theater with a light brick and spinning elements, Ninja training room with weapon holders, 2 Ninja swords, Ninja bow and a practice target, Wu’s study with 3 books and art canvas elements, and an attic with storage box for Cole’s stuff.
• Blacksmith’s workshop features wooden-frame-style walls, opening door, sign with anvil and hammer image, realistic interior with anvil, hammer and other assorted tool elements, upper floor with Ninja glider relic with detachable spear elements, rat element in the attic, 2 trees outside with fallen leaves on the roof and grass stalk elements.
• Smugglers’ Market features curved Oriental-style roof, golden Oriental details, 2 hidden treasure chests filled with assorted golden weapon elements, sign with bread image, sign with fish image, plus assorted elements including: 2 Ninjago trading cards in a sack, barrel with 2 fish, 2 fishing rods, food and grass stalk elements.
• Lloyd, Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole and Nya minifigures all come in new black Ninja outfits.
• Misako, Dareth and Postman minifigures are new to LEGO® NINJAGO™ sets.
• New Wu minifigure outfit.
• Drink tea, train to be a Ninja and study with Wu at the Temple!
• Find the Ninja glider at the Blacksmith’s workshop.
• Seek hidden treasure chests at the Smugglers’ Market!
• Put on a show for your friends with the illuminated spinning shadow theater!
• Recreate your favorite scenes from the NINJAGO™: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show.
• Village measures over 16” (42cm) high, 20” (52cm) wide and 13” (35cm) deep.
• Temple of Airjitzu measures over 16” (42cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 7” (19cm) deep.
• Blacksmith’s workshop measures over 5” (15cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
• Smugglers’ Market measures over 5” (14cm) high, 5” (14cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
It’s time to close out the contest I was running for the LEGO BIONICLE SDCC 2015 Skull Scorpio Mask. There were just over 5,000 entries which is fairly low considering that the other two contests had a couple thousand more entries. It’s not really a surprise since people were really going for the exclusive Super Heroes minifigures. As usual, the winner is randomly chosen and the name that was given is:
Saqib Asomugha – Massachusetts
Again, thank you to everyone who participated in the SDCC giveaways. I wish I had more of the SDCC stuff to give out but that’s all I could get my hands on. Stay tuned as in a few weeks, I have another contest planned hopefully in the beginning of September. I won’t say what it is right now but I’m pretty sure you guys will definitely like it.
CM4Sci over on Eurobricks has revealed what appears to be the official logo for the new theme that will be coming out in 2016 called LEGO Nexo Knights. The details of the theme are pretty scarce but it will be replacing LEGO Legends of Chima and will be bringing a Castle-type theme with hints of Steampunk. The story will revolve around some hero characters named Clay, Macy, Aaron, Robin, and Lance going up against some baddies named Jestro, Moltor, and Lavaria.
Rumor has it there are six building sets as well as six character sets named Ultimate (Character Name) which I assume will be Constraction/Ultrabuild sets. More details as they become available.
If you’re a fan of the LEGO Advent Calendars, Amazon has all three of this year’s calendars available for pre-order including Star Wars, City, and Friends. The advent calendars have been pretty popular the past few years especially the LEGO Star wars one which usually sells out even before Thanksgiving time rolls around. They should be available at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home on or around September 1st so I suggest picking them up early if you really want one before they sell out.
Journey through the Star Wars galaxy in the countdown to Christmas! Reveal minifigures, starships, vehicles and more with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar with 24 doors and a fold-out playmat. Take a journey through the galaxy this holiday season with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar! Open each of the 24 doors to reveal a fun Tatooine, Endor, Hoth, Space or Christmas-themed gift. With minifigures, starships, vehicles and more to discover, as well as a great fold-out playmat, Christmas will arrive faster than you can say “May the Force be with you!”
Countdown to Christmas with the LEGO City Advent Calendar! Countdown to Christmas with the LEGO City Advent Calendar with police, space, arctic and Christmas-themed surprises, and 6 minifigures. Enjoy the countdown to Christmas with the LEGO City Advent Calendar, featuring 24 awesome gifts that will make each day a special day! You can meet Santa, decorate the Christmas tree, build a snowman or blast off into space aboard the shuttle. It’s just like Christmas day! Help the police catch a cook, take a cool remote-controlled car for a spin or cook marshmallows on a festive log fire! This awesome set also includes an array of LEGO minifigures and models that can be integrated with your favorite sets. There’s a town clock, snow scooter, ice skate stand, airplane, bulldozer and more! What an exciting calendar! Includes 6 minifigures: Santa, policeman, crook, girl and 2 boys. Features 2 mini-cars with remote-control elements, ice skate stand, hot chocolate stand, airplane, bulldozer, streetlight, Santa’s chair, Christmas tree, town clock, gifts, train with wagon, police scooter, dog, snowman, log fire with marshmallows, and a space shuttle with rockets.
Count down to Christmas with the LEGO Friends! Build surprises every day in December with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2015 with 24 buildable gifts in individual compartments. Count down to a LEGO Friends Christmas this December! Build the winter village in Heartlake City Square, with a new piece to add every day. You’ll find special winter sports equipment, fairground games and Christmas cakes and candies. You might even find some furry winter friends inside too. Includes Andrea and Liza mini-doll figures in a calendar with 24 secret compartments, each containing its own buildable surprise. Visit LEGO.com/Friends each Sunday in December and on Christmas Eve to find new building instructions for a mini build with all the gifts you have opened that week.