If you’ve been thinking of picking up LEGO Dimensions, Amazon has some good sales on the Starter Packs. The PlayStation 4 version, which has the exclusive Supergirl minifigure, is 50% off the regular price. The XBox One version is also 50% but does not have Supergirl included. The PlayStation 3 version is 40% off ($47.65) while the XBox 360 version is 36% off.
If you’re worried about the rumor of LEGO Dimensions ending, I’m pretty sure that TT Games won’t just completely shut it down. You’ll still be able to play the game but just won’t get any more updates. Besides, there’s is still plenty of content in the near future with The Goonies Level Pack (71267), Hermoine Fun Pack (71348), and LEGO City Fun Pack (71266) all coming out in May and Powerpuff Girls, Beetlejuice, and Teen Titans Go! in the distant future.
Yesterday, LEGO did a teaser on their social media networks on the 10th anniversary of the LEGO Creator Modular Buildings. Today on their YouTube channel, they just released a full video showing off the history of the highly popular theme. Check out the video below as Jamie Berard talks about some of the modulars. Which modular(s) is your favorite?
Robert8 on Eurobricks has revealed the official images of the Series 17 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71018). There is also the set description which includes the names of the minifigures. Still in the silhouette is the Highwayman. The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 (71018) is set to be released on May 1. Which ones are you looking to collect?
There are new, fun, mixed LEGO® Minifigures Series 17! Meet the characters Sausage Man, Elf Girl, Butterflies Girl, Circus Strong Man, Veterinarian, Battle Dwarf, Dance Instructor, Gourmet Chef, Connoisseur, Corn Cob Man, Roman Gladiator, Rocket Boy, Professional Surfer, Retro Spaceman, Yuppie and a Secret Character! Each fine minifigure comes with one or more pieces of accessories, a display plate and collector brochure. Which figure is a wonder in your next sealed bag?
• Each minifigure comes with one or more pieces of accessories and display plate and collector brochure.
• Collect all the figures in the new and exciting range of LEGO® Minifigures, and make your own fun adventures.
• Combine it with existing LEGO® sets, and have hours of building fun.
• Swap minifigures with friends and complete your collection.
• NOTE: Each bag contains one of the 16 characters in the series. Unfortunately we can not accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you buy more than one bag, you risk getting more of the same minifigures.
When buying a whole box, there is a minimum of one of each figure.
This year, LEGO will end their six year run of exclusive minifigures for the annual May the 4th promotion with the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) polybag as it was confirmed on the May 2017 LEGO Store Calendar. For many collectors, including me, the May the 4th promo is one of the times of the year where we are excited to see what characters we’re going to get as a minifigure that we normally wouldn’t get in a regular set. The Star Wars canon as well as the Expanded Universe is massive and there is an unlimited number of characters that could be turned into buildable characters like R2-D2.
Does this year’s polybag start a new trend for buildable characters for future LEGO May the 4th promotions or do you think this is just a one-off thing for 2017 of LEGO testing the waters for these kind of polybags? Keep in mind, this post is about the May the 4th promotions and not ones that are for other times of the year.
Here’s a list of the May the 4th LEGO minifigures from previous years:
2011: Shadow ARF Trooper (2856197)
2012: TC-14 (5000063)
2013: Hoth Han Solo (5001621)
2014: Darth Revan (5002123)
2015: Admiral Yularen (5002949)
2016: First Order Stormtrooper (30602)
March has passed and there was some pretty interesting LEGO news for the month, especially towards the end of the month.
The LEGO Group Ranked Second as Most Regarded Company in 2017 – The Reputation Institute released their annual RepTrak 100 survey and The LEGO Group was ranked second as the most regarded company in the world.
The LEGO Movie Sequel to be a Space Action Musical? – During the Shanlian on Batman podcast, Chris McKay stated that The LEGO Movie Sequel is going to be a “big musical and space action movie.”
The LEGO Group 2016 Annual Results – LEGO released their annual results for 2016 and it was reported that the company had the highest revenue in their history.
LEGO Brand Stores to Start Carrying Store Exclusive Sets – My source has told me that LEGO Brand Stores will start carrying every set from a particular theme and the there will no longer be any store exclusive set.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary (71042) Review – I did my review of the newest set for the upcoming and it is now available at LEGO Stores and on [email protected].
LEGO Dimensions Coming to an End? – There was a report by Bricks to Life that LEGO Dimensions is at the end of its life and will be cancelled.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie D2C Ninjago City Set Coming? – My source has told be that there will be a Direct-to-Consumer set for The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 18 Rumored to be Costume Party Theme – There’s a rumor on Eurobricks that the Series 18 LEGO Collectible Minifigures will be themed around costumes.
LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) Officially Announced – LEGO announced the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series set with the Snowspeeder (75144) which will be coming out on April 29 for LEGO VIP early access and May 4 for the general public.
LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) to be May the 4th Promo Polybag – My source has told me that the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (30611) will be the May the 4th promotional polybag which was confirmed on the May 2017 Store Calendar.
LEGO Ideas Apollo 11 Saturn-V Rocket Officially Revealed – LEGO released a first look at the upcoming LEGO Ideas Apollo 11 Saturn-V Rocket which will be coming out in June.
LEGO DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman Warrior Battle Revealed – The set will have 286 pieces and will be available on May 1 with a reported price of $29.99.
April Fool’s Day is pretty much over and the LEGO community again this year came together to spread hoaxes and playing jokes on their readers. There’s a little recap of some of the things that happened today around the LEGO community. You can see from the list below, there’s similar topics from various sites. If there’s something that I missed, let me know and I’ll try to add it to the list.
For my annual joke, I reported that I would start reviewing LEPIN sets but that will never happen. Many of you guys caught on which isn’t that surprising.
A reader named Adeel made The Simpsons The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop (71062) and made it seem that LEGO tweeted it out.
They reported that Beijing would be opening up the first LEPIN certified store.
The announced the MEGA Brick Loot box which contains a build that had over 20,000 pieces.
BrickNerd also put out a “new” LEGO Star Wars set with The Destruction of Jedhi (040117) that only consisted of tan bricks and would only be available during the May the 4th promotion.
They had two posts for April Fool’s with the first one being a new LEGO Game of Thrones theme complete with set descriptions.
They did a post of Google & LEGO joining together for a Google Build Assistant.
Bricks to Life
They released a press release announcing three new LEGO games with LEGO Deadpool, LEGO Flintstones, and LEGO The Twilight Saga.
They put the Beatles as minifigures crossing Abbey Road on Google Maps.
Jay’s Brick Blog
They released a press release about LEGO completing their acquistion of LEPIN
They reported of Pockyland branded brick separator.
A member has reported on a UCS Brick Separator.
Pop Culture Uncovered
They released a press release announcing a Star Wars expansion for LEGO Dimensions.
The Brothers Brick
TBB’s post says that LEGO is a worse investment than gold. This is an exact opposite of reports from a few years ago from many major world news sites such as Time that reported LEGO was a better investment than gold.