If you held off on getting any LEGO Galaxy Squad sets, it looks like your time is up. The theme has officially been retired and has been removed from LEGO Shop@Home. Although you can still find the sets individually if you search hard enough on the site, you can’t purchase anything. The theme was first introduced in 2013 and had two waves since then and had a mixed reaction with fans. Some really liked it because of the elements that came with it, some just didn’t get into it at all. Personally, it seemed kind of cool but wasn’t my kind of thing.
If you still need to pick up a couple of the LEGO Galaxy Squad sets, Amazon as well as Toys R Us currently has them on sale. I highly suggest picking them up before prices start to rise in the next few months.
What were your thoughts of the LEGO Galaxy Squad theme? Did you like it? Did you not like it?
We’ve already seen images of the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Age of Ultron sets but the chums over at Brick Fanatics have found some details of the sets from the Argos website. Apparently, Argos don’t know that the Avengers sets are on the Marvel Super Heroes side because they labeled them as DC Comics but that’s beside the point. Additionally, there are only descriptions for five of the six sets in the wave. Beware, there might be some slight spoilers so you’ve been warned.
Iron Man vs. Ultron (76029)
Team up with Iron Man MK45 to take on the Ultron army in an ultimate battle! Defend against aerial attacks from the Ultron vehicle piloted by the Sub-Ultron officer. Take cover as Sub-Ultron troopers leap from the back of the vehicle and fire their stud shooters.
Then activate Iron Mans Super Jumper to topple the Sub-Ultron officer and bring the vehicle crashing to the ground! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Sub-Ultron officer, 2 Sub-Ultron troopers and Iron Man MK45.
Duel with Hydra/Hydra Showdown (76030)
Join Thor and Hawkeye as they chase the Hydra henchman through the Sokovia winter forest! Place Hawkeye in the cockpit of the awesome Avengers 4×4 vehicle and accelerate away. When you have the Hydra offroader in your sights, fire the flick missiles from the rotating turret and swerve away from the offroaders powerful stud shooter.
Then launch Thor on his Super Jumper and disable the stud shooter with one perfectly aimed jump! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Thor, Hawkeye and Hydra henchman.
Hulkbuster Rescue Mission/The Hulk Buster Smash (76031)
Hulk has been trapped by the powers of Scarlet Witch and she is ready to fire an electrical bolt if he tries to escape! Place Iron Man in the cockpit of the humungous Hulk Buster suit and rush to the rescue. On the way you must fend off aerial attacks from the flying Ultron.
Adjust the Hulk Busters arms and legs to create fearsome battle poses and grab the villain with the powerful hands. With Ultron safely in the mechs grip, attach Iron Man to his Super Jumper. Then take out Scarlet Witch with an accurate jump and free the imprisoned Hulk!
Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Iron Man, Ultron and Scarlet Witch, plus a Hulk figure.
The Avengers Quinjet City Chase (76032)
Launch a high-speed pursuit of Ultron with the Avengers in the iconic Quinjet. Place Black Widow at the controls in the cockpit and soar into the sky. Fire the stud shooters and release Captain America on his super-cool bike to take the pursuit to the streets.
Iron Man MK43 is flying alongside the Quinjet using his thrusters, ready to take on Ultron. When the time is right, make the perfect jump onto the truck to explode the sides and reveal the precious cargo. Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: Vision, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man and Ultron.
Attack on Avengers Tower (76038)
The Heroes are having a party when suddenly Avengers Tower comes under Ultron attack from the inside! Evil Ultron Mark 1 has assembled himself in the lab and is exploding out the windows. Help Iron Man and Thor to defeat Ultron and the 2 Iron Legion accomplices under his control.
Make plans in the JARVIS control room and treat injured Super Heroes in the sick bay.
An Iron Legion is blasting out the doors and windows of the ground-floor robot bay. The other has stolen the Loki Scepter from the analysis lab so pursue him with Thor and take aim from the roof of the tower with the secret hidden drone and stud shooters.
You must retrieve the Scepter and stop Ultron! Includes 5 minifigures with a weapon and assorted accessories: Ultron Mark 1, 2 Iron Legions, Iron Man and Thor.
One of our readers has tweeted us a new LEGO City Playmat (5002936) that we could be seeing here in the States this year. The playmat is double-sided and on one side it has a setting for the new 2015 Swamp Police sets while the other side has a setting for the Construction sets. If it is released here, it’ll probably retail for $14.99 like previously released playmats. Thanks to Eric for the heads up.
Nexon, who makes some very popular role-playing MMO games like MapleStory and Dragon Nest, will be collaborating with LEGO and TT Games to create a new LEGO RPG mobile game for Android and iOS devices. This new RPG will be based on various LEGO themes including Ninjago. Nexon president and CEO stated:
“LEGO is among the most wildly successful and iconic brands of our time, and we are thrilled to be teaming up with TT Games to bring Lego-based online games to mobile gamers. Players can look forward to the fun and unique game experiences that Nexon is known for, along with the Lego characters they have come to love. This agreement is the most recent example of Nexon’s ongoing quest for creative, new ideas for great games, both through our own development and by partnering with other creators of world-class IP.”
Nexon has somewhat been involved with LEGO since 2013 when founder Jung-Ju “Jay” Kim purchased BrickLink and his team has been making changes to the site since to make it more updated. The new LEGO RPG is expected to be released in 2016 and will initially be available in Asia which is the norm if you’ve play any Nexon games before. I’ve personally played both MapleStory and Dragon Nest and I can say that they are very addicting games so hopefully this new LEGO game will follow in their footsteps.
**Via Venture Beat**
We already know that the LEGO Pirates theme will be returning in 2015 with a wave of five sets but there’s some additional information that has surfaced in the past couple of days. Just2Good over on Eurobricks is reporting that there will also be another LEGO Pirates set this year, a Pirates Chess set! The last LEGO Pirates Chess sets was released six years ago back in 2009 with set 852751 so it’s cool to see it making a comeback as well along with the theme itself. There’s no further details other than that but stay tuned as we’ll update you with more information as they become available.
I finally had time to get to my local LEGO Store to check out the new elements on the Pick-A-Brick Wall. During each quarter of the year, you can expect some new stuff showing up on the wall that you may not have seen before. Some of them are labeled with themes that the parts would go well with and for this quarter they include LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Friends as well as some that go well with anything in general. From my understanding, these elements are sent to LEGO Stores throughout the US so you may also have seen them already.
For elements that go well with LEGO Star Wars, we have light bluish gray modified 1x1s with handle, trans-orange cheese slopes, trans-red round 1x1s, trans-neon yellow round 2x2s, and black 1x2s with clip.
For the LEGO Friends elements, we got pink 1×2 tiles, lavender 1×2 plates, lime green 1×1 studs, dark bluish gray modified 1x2s with arms, light bluish gray 2×2 tiles, white modified 1×2 grills, and trans-green round 1x1s.
Finally for the general parts, there were black modified 1x1s with headlight, medium blue 1×2 plates, orange 1x2s, yellow 1x2s with printed face, dark pink 1×2 bricks, tan 2x3s, lime 4×4 plates, medium blue 2x4s, black palm tree tops, and lime 45 slopes.
Overall, there are some very nice elements for this quarter with some of the more popular ones being the grey 2×2 tiles, the yellow 1x2s with faces, and surprisingly the medium blue 2×4 brick. Again, shout out to Genevieve for keeping the wall looking awesome. Stay tuned because in an upcoming post, I will be talking about the new elements from the Build-A-Minifigure bar.
Warner Bros. has released a new clip from the upcoming LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League original movie. The clip shows the opening minutes of the film where Bizarro is causing some trouble in the park.
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be available in less than a month on February 10 and it also includes the exclusive Batzarro minifigure. Also included with the movie is the Batman: Beleaguered TV special that was on Cartoon Network a few months ago.
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