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The LEGO Movie 2 Experience at LEGOLAND California

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A week ago, LEGOLAND California opened up The LEGO Movie 2 Experience for families to check out. It is basically a replica of the actual LEGO “set” that was used in a few scenes for TLM2, similar to what LEGOLAND has for the first movie. In addition, if you go there is weekend, February 23-24, LEGOLAND will also be doing The LEGO Movie Days which are more activities to do. I’ll be heading out on Saturday so expect some close up images of The LEGO Movie 2 Experience shortly after. Check out the press release that was sent to us.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2019)- LEGOLAND® California Resort invites families to go from theater to theme park as it debuts The LEGO® Movie 2 Experience at the family theme park in Carlsbad! Guests can experience movie magic by stepping onto an actual LEGO® set as seen in “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” that recently opened nationwide. Returning heroes Emmet, Lucy, and their LEGO co-stars can be spotted in their hometown of Apocalypseburg in miniature scale and Park guests can meet the characters in person as well. You’ll be amazed by the details that go into making this exciting new big-screen LEGO animated adventure!

Today’s festivities kicked off with streamers exploding as the stage doors were finally opened by LEGOLAND California Resort General Manger Peter Ronchetti – officially opening the new LEGO® Movie 2 Experience. Guests were treated to movie clips, LEGO characters and an unveil of a new LEGO costume character, General Mayhem, before entering the new attraction.The LEGO® Movie 2 Experience offers behind-the-scenes thrills that can be enjoyed by LEGO fans of all ages. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the LEGO® Movie 2 Experience during the Park’s LEGO® Movie Days which kicks off this weekend, Feb. 16-18 and continues Feb. 23-24.

Following the morning’s awesome opening ceremony, Golden Globe-winning writer and producer of “The LEGO® Movie 2,” Chris Miller, and his family, were one of the first guests to see The LEGO® Movie 2 Experience. When asked about what fans can expect from the new attraction, Miller said, “They’ll get to feel like they’re inside the movie and also notice all the detail work that the set designers, prop designers and everybody else put in. You know I spent a lot of time in this basement set for the first movie and the second movie – and in Bianca’s room set, in the second movie, so I’m having real flashbacks to six months ago when we shot this stuff.”

Six members of the Model Shop Team at LEGOLAND California Resort have been reconstructing the set from the blockbuster motion picture for five months, working with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and sets designers to ensure the details are as accurate as possible in both the basement scene and Bianca’s room. Bianca’s room highlights the fanciful DUPLO® city and cake palace she was building in the movie, along with the film’s memorable characters such as Queen Watevera Wa-Nabi, ruler of the faraway Systar System, and General Mayhem, a masked space pilot.

THE LEGO® Movie 2 Experience features more than 500,000 LEGO bricks and took Master Model builders more than 960 hours to assemble for the blockbuster film. The new attraction offers guests an up-close look at Apocalypseburg and models from the Systar System. Movie fans can stand in the same place as characters from the film and imagine being in the action!

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LEGO Retail Design Team Wants Adult Shopper Insights

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If you have a few extra minutes, LEGO is running a survey to learn more about shoppers at LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Certified Stores. The insight could help enhance the shopping experience at LEGO Stores by implementing some of the things that were suggested in the survey.

The LEGO® Retail Design team is very excited to hear from adults about their shopping experiences and expectations and how we can make the experience even better! Around the world there are different types of LEGO Stores (LBR and LCS) with the goal of providing an inspiring, interactive, creative and fun experience for kids and adults alike.

Whether you visit a LEGO Store every day or have never even seen one, it is important to know what adults expect and desire from a visit. Your feedback will be considered when designing the future LEGO Store experience.

Working with adult fans of LEGO, the LEGO Retail Design team has created a short survey and with the hope that you can take a few minutes to share your thoughts. Your insights will help to make visiting a LEGO Store a truly memorable event!

Just like a LEGO creation, each person offers a different and unique perspective so, the survey is open to anyone and everyone with the hope that thousands of adults from around the world share their ideas.

SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/33JX7TD

The Survey is anonymous and available in both English and Simplified Chinese. Survey closes March 20, 2019.

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LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition Exclusive Minifigure Revealed

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LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition

Amazon has updated their listing for the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: New Edition to show an image of the exclusive minifigure that will be coming with it. The image now shows Finn in a Bacta Suit which is seen in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. This version of Finn is not in any set so completionists will want to get this book for the minifig, unless you just get it by itself on the secondary market. LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: New Edition is slated to come out this April but you can pre-order it now at a 33% discount.

Thanks to everyone who emailed in about it. I saw it earlier today but I was swamped at work so I couldn’t post about it.

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) Now Available on [email protected]

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

The new LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) is now available for purchase on [email protected] for VIP members. The set has 748 pieces and retails for $59.99. I’ve written up a fairly thorough comparison between the LEGO Ideas project and the official set if you’re on the fence about it. Please use the following links to make your purchase as it does help support the site.

USA | Canada | UK | France | Germany

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LEGO Overwatch Amazon Sales

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The new Paris assault map patch is now live for Overwatch and to connect that with LEGO, Amazon currently has a sale on the LEGO Overwatch sets. Some of these sales I’ve already reported on but some of the sets have even better discounts than before.

Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970) – $12.00/20% off
Hanzo vs. Genji (75971) – $15.99/20% off
Dorado Showdown (75972) – $23.99/20% off
D.Va & Reinhardt (75973) – $32.00/20% off
Bastion (75974) – $39.99/20% off
Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975) – $72.00/20% off

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Chris McVeigh Joins the LEGO Creator Expert and Architecture Teams

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Even though it’s still early morning, here’s your LEGO feel good story of the day. If you’ve been in the LEGO community on social media the past few years, you may have heard the name Chris McVeigh, aka PowerPig, float around. One of his most popular builds are the Brick Sketches of various characters that have been featured by LEGO before. Yesterday, he has announced that he has been hired on to the LEGO Creator Expert and Architecture teams and will begin work starting in March. This just goes to show that LEGO still continues to take notice of fan creations and you have a chance to get hired on if you work hard enough. I can’t wait to see what Chris has in store for us in the near future.

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More LEGO Hidden Side Set Images from New York Toy Fair 2019

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LEGO Hidden Side Logo

The 2019 New York Toy Fair is still going on but as far as the LEGO stuff is concerned, they only had a limited amount of things displayed. The main thing was the new LEGO Hidden Side theme that will be coming out later this year. If you didn’t know, LEGO Hidden Side uses an augmented reality system to bring the bricks to life. The boxes of the sets were on display but they do have the confidential watermark on them and that’s why I’ve elected not to post them. I would like to extend a thank you to Dan for helping us out on getting these images.


Lab (70418) – 174 pieces – $19.99

LEGO Hidden Side Lab (70418)

LEGO Hidden Side Lab (70418)

LEGO Hidden Side Lab (70418)


Boat (70419) – 310 pieces – $29.99

LEGO Hidden Side Boat (70419)

LEGO Hidden Side Boat (70419)

LEGO Hidden Side Boat (70419)


Graveyard (70420) – 335 pieces – $29.99

Graveyard (70420)

Graveyard (70420)

Graveyard (70420)

Graveyard (70420)

Graveyard (70420)


Truck (70421) – 428 pieces – $39.99

LEGO Hidden Side Truck (70421)

LEGO Hidden Side Truck (70421)

LEGO Hidden Side Truck (70421)

LEGO Hidden Side Truck (70421)


Diner (70422) – 598 pieces – $49.99

Diner (70422)

Diner (70422)

Diner (70422)

Diner (70422)


Bus (70423) – 689 pieces – $59.99

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)

LEGO Hidden Side Bus (70423)


Train (70424) – 698 pieces – $89.99

Train (70424)

Train (70424)

Train (70424)

Train (70424)


High School (70425) – 1,478 pieces – $129.99

High School (70425)

High School (70425)

High School (70425)

High School (70425)

High School (70425)

High School (70425)

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