Flickr member, mexxbear, has posted an image of what could be the long rumored LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village (10236). Hoth Bricks is reporting that GRogall has seen it and even has a price of € 249.99 for the set. There’s no “official” statement or images yet for the Ewok Village but it won’t be long until that news is uncovered by the LEGO community. From what we can see in the image, there are four Rebel Troopers, C-3P0, three Ewoks, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and Chewbacca. The set itself is somewhat similar to the Ewok Attack (7956) from a couple of years ago. The set depicts the scene in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi where the heroes are captured by the Ewoks on the forest moon of Endor. If this is the real set that will be released, what do you think of it and will you be picking it up?
In other news, GRogall also announced two other sets to be released this year: LEGO Creator Sydney Opera House (10234) for € 279.99 LEGO Seasonal Winter Village Market (10235) for € 89.99.
Update: mexxbear has confirmed that the image above is indeed a MOC. After seeing the MOC and what the official set could look like, the wait of seeing the real set is even more excruciating since we’ve been waiting so long for a set like this. Hopefully we’ll get to see it soon.
Update 2: The set has been officially announced.
If you’ve been waiting for the LEGO Summer 2013 sets to be available, the wait is over. Quite a few sets from different themes have been released and are now available on Shop@Home. Remember that you can get a FREE Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man vs. Fighting Drone (30167) polybag with purchases of $50 or more until May 31st. You can also get FREE shipping with purchases of $75 or more until June 15th.
LEGO Castle makes their return in 2013 after the Kingdoms theme was discontinued last year. This year’s theme will feature the Blue Lion Knights versus the Red Dragon Knights.
- Forest Ambush (70400) – $11.99/90 pieces
- Gold Getaway (70401) – $19.99/199 pieces
- The Gatehouse Raid (70402) – $29.99/248 pieces
- Dragon Mountain (70403) – $49.99/376 pieces
- King’s Castle (70404) – $99.99/996 pieces
LEGO City expands on the line with a couple more sets so far. So far, the sets that are just released focuses mainly on the water aspect of City. There will be more sets being released as summer rolls closer.
- Surfer Rescue (60011) – $6.99/32 pieces
- 4×4 Diving Boat (60012) – $19.99/128 pieces
- Coast Guard Helicopter (60013) – $39.99/230 pieces
- Coast Guard Patrol (60014) – $79.99/449 pieces
The LEGO Creator sets also have a couple of sets releasing in the summer wave. Like with other Creator sets, these will also have three different alternative builds.
- Treehouse (31010) – $29.99/356 pieces
- Aviation Adventures (31011) – $59.99/618 pieces
- Family House (31012) – $69.99/756 pieces
LEGO Galaxy Squad
LEGO Galaxy Squad returns for their second wave of sets. All of the sets in this wave are now available except for the Galactic Titan (70709), which will be available for sale soon.
- Crater Creeper (70706) – $19.99/171 pieces
- CLS-89 Eradicator Mech (70707) – $39.99/440 pieces
- Hive Crawler (70708) – $69.99/560 pieces
LEGO Hero Factory
- SURGE (44008) – $12.99/66 pieces
- DRAGON BOLT (44009) – $19.99/149 pieces
- STORMER (44010) – $12.99/69 pieces
- FROST BEAST (44011) – $12.99/60 pieces
- EVO (44012) – $9.99/51 pieces
- AQUAGON (44013) – $9.99/41 pieces
- JET ROCKA (44014) – $34.99/290 pieces
LEGO Legends of Chima
In the second wave of the LEGO Legends of Chima theme, we get the ultrabuilds of some of the main characters. We’ve seen images of a few sets including Speedorz sets that should be releasing this summer but they have not been listed yet.
- CHI Laval (70200) – $14.99/55 pieces
- CHI Eris (70201) – $14.99/67 pieces
- CHI Gorzan (70202) – $14.99/59 pieces
- CHI Cragger (70203) – $14.99/65 pieces
- CHI Worriz (70204) – $14.99/55 pieces
- CHI Razar (70205) – $14.99/68 pieces
- Legends of Chima Game (50006) – $19.99/211 pieces
Back in December of last year, we reported that Ninjago will be coming back in 2014 after a year off when the tv series ended. Kockamania is reporting that Ninjago may be coming back sooner than expected, as soon as December of this year. They also list a number of sets that will be released in that wave in Hungarian language. The sets listed are not the final names but are just translated into English. From the preview image above, you can see that Zane is more robotic looking so there’s rumors that the next wave of sets will be more mechanical and more robotic looking. If this information is true, what do you think of these sets just from their names?
LEGO 70720 – Air Breaks (Hover Hunter)
LEGO 70721 – Kai fighter (Fighter Kai)
LEGO 70722 – OverBorg attack (OverBorg Attack)
LEGO 70723 – Thunder offensive (Thunder Raider)
LEGO 70724 – NinjaCopter (NinjaCopter)
LEGO 70725 – Nindroid mechanical dragon (Nindroid MechDragon)
LEGO 70726 – Destroyers (Destructoid)
Joystiq is reporting that the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game coming out this October will now include Venom and the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four. Phil Ring, TT Games Producer, made the announcement of the additional characters at MCM Comic Con over in the UK. TT Games employees also confirmed the additions by their tweets. Remember that Walmart will be having the Iron Patriot minifigure as the pre-order bonus for purchasing the console versions of the game.
— Joe Moore (@JoeMooreDesign) May 26, 2013
— arthur parsons (@arthur_parsons) May 26, 2013
Earlier this month, Dorling Kindersley (DK Publishing) released the new LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia. The book contains 208 pages and retails for $18.99. The book features all 160 minifigures from the Collectible Minifigures line as well as some Gold guy that’s running around out there.
There has been reports of the release date of the much anticipated LEGO CUUSOO Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine by Masashi Togami. Kockamania is reporting that the set will be released on August 1st. We’re still waiting for the official statement from CUUSOO and when that is available, you’ll be sure that we’ll be reporting it here.
If you’ve recently been on Bricktrader, you’ll notice it’s been down. The reason is because Richard, aka TyoSolo, has been working hard for the relaunch of the new Bricktrader. Starting June 1st, the site will now become “The Unofficial LEGO Auction Site”. The purpose is to be the only LEGO specific auction site on the internet. We all know about Bricklink where you can buy out parts at a certain price. What if you can have an auction for those parts and possibly get them cheaper than other sites? This is one of the goals of Bricktrader. Most of the listings will only have a 5% fee with no listing fees for standard listings. When the site is relaunched, they will also have a Welcome Week promotion in which you only pay 1p (GBP) regardless of the final value fee (restrictions apply). Check out more details in the press release below:
For Immediate Release: 25th May 2013
Bricktrader Re-launch, 1st June 2013
We are pleased to announce the re-launch of Bricktrader.net, under the new heading of “The Unofficial LEGO® Auction Site” on Saturday 1st June 2013. Bricktrader (beta) is the latest LEGO® marketplace, and is the only LEGO® specific auction site on the internet.
Bricktrader aims to provide fans of LEGO® young and old alike a place to trade their LEGO® without attracting extortionate fees or having to navigate their way around a clunky interface. Designed to be easy to use for anyone familiar with popular auction sites, you can list your items for sale in just a couple of minutes, and the majority of listings will only have a low 5% fee, with no listing fees for standard listings.
With our Welcome Week promotion, from 1st June until 7th June, you can start selling safe in the knowledge that if your item sells before 11pm GMT on the 7th of June, you will only pay 1p (GBP). That’s just 1 penny regardless of the final value fee (offer excludes fees for featured listings and additional photographs). With our Brickset API integration, adding set details to your listing couldn’t be easier. Simply paste the URL for the set listing at Brickset into your item description, and you’ll have all the set details at ready for any prospective buyer.
We have decided to launch in open beta as we want real user feedback to improve the functionality of the site. We know there are improvements to be made, and we’re actively engaged with our developer to make them happen. We do, however, need some real feedback from the LEGO® community so that we can make it meet their expectations.
So be sure to add www.bricktrader.net to your bookmarks, and join us on the 1st June 2013 for our Welcome Week promotion.