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More 2018 LEGO Polybags Revealed

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile (30526)

A lot of new LEGO polybags have been revealed the past few days and collectors will be pretty excited to get some of these products. Some of these polybags are the normal brick ones while there are some pod-related items as well. There’s no word on availability of these polybags but I have a feeling that a couple of them are for future promotional items.


The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile (30526)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile (30526)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile (30526)


The LEGO Batman Movie Bat Shooter (40301)

The LEGO Batman Movie Bat Shooter (40301)

The LEGO Batman Movie Bat Shooter (40301)


LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Kendo Training Pod

LEGO Ninjago Zane's Kendo Training Pod

LEGO Ninjago Zane's Kendo Training Pod


LEGO Ninjago Training Kit (5005231)

LEGO Ninjago Training Kit (5005231)


LEGO Ninjago WU-CRU Target Training (30530)

LEGO Ninjago WU-CRU Target Training (30530)

LEGO Ninjago WU-CRU Target Training (30530)


LEGO Friends Clubhouse Pod (5005236)

LEGO Friends Clubhouse Pod (5005236)

LEGO Friends Clubhouse Pod (5005236)

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LEGO Friends 2018 Design Change Explained

LEGO Friends Friendship House (41340)

The 2018 LEGO Friends sets will be coming out in a few weeks and you’ve probably noticed that there are some slight changes to the girls. The LEGO Friends design team in Billund has given an official announcement of why they’ve changed which you can read below.

Every year we strive to innovate and make our products even better for children all over the world. A lot of effort has gone into the development of the LEGO characters and universes across our entire product range, so it makes us very happy when changes are noticed.

LEGO Friends in 2018 looks a bit different than what it has in the past. To be specific, the 5 main characters have a slightly different look but also the city and the citizens of Heartlake City have changed.

But what are the reasons for the change?

Firstly, we want to assure you that all 5 friends are still there in 2018.

Andrea, Mia, Emma, Stephanie and Olivia – they all still exist! Also the character’s main interests and personalities remain mainly unchanged.

What you will see in 2018 is an evolution of LEGO Friends, a progression of the story and characters to make sure children get an even greater play experience. Every year more than a million children and parents reach out to us and share what they love and what they would like to change. In the LEGO Friends range children told us that they would like even more differentiated characters and also suggested improvements to Heartlake City.

We always take great care to listen to input from children, and the LEGO Friends team has worked hard to make even more engaging and relevant experiences for children – and also make the LEGO Friends universe more true to the actual world children live in.

Taking a starting point in reality, we’ve made the characters more diverse in their appearance and have added more depth to their personality. And of course, they still live in Heartlake City. But just as the characters have changed, Heartlake City has become more differentiated and rich. There are different districts and there are other citizens that play a more active role in the story.

The changes we have made does not change the fact that previous and new LEGO Friends sets will cater for great building and play experience in 2018 and beyond, and we hope to inspire even more stories and play opportunities for children in the future.

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LEGO Friends 2018 Official Set Images

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Sports Arena (41338)

World of Games has posted set listings and official images of the 2018 LEGO Friends sets. There’s a lot going on for next year as you get more specialized things for each of the girls including rooms for some of them.


Mia’s Bedroom (41327)

LEGO Friends Mia's Bedroom (41327)

LEGO Friends Mia's Bedroom (41327)


Stephanie’s Bedroom (41328)

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Bedroom (41328)

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Bedroom (41328)


Olivia’s Bedroom (41329)

LEGO Friends Olivia's Bedroom (41329)

LEGO Friends Olivia's Bedroom (41329)


Stephanie’s Sport Park (41330)

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Sport Park (41330)

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Sport Park (41330)


Emma’s Art Stand (41332)

LEGO Friends Emma's Art Stand (41332)

LEGO Friends Emma's Art Stand (41332)


Olivia’s Mission Vehicle (41333)

LEGO Friends Olivia's Mission Vehicle (41333)

LEGO Friends Olivia's Mission Vehicle (41333)


Andrea’s Park Performance (41334)

LEGO Friends Andrea's Park Performance (41334)

LEGO Friends Andrea's Park Performance (41334)


Mia’s Tree House (41335)

LEGO Friends Mia's Tree House (41335)

LEGO Friends Mia's Tree House (41335)


Emma’s Art Cafe (41336)

LEGO Friends Emma's Art Cafe (41336)

LEGO Friends Emma's Art Cafe (41336)


Stephanie’s Sports Arena (41338)

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Sports Arena (41338)

LEGO Friends Stephanie's Sports Arena (41338)


Mia’s Camper Van (41339)

LEGO Friends Mia's Camper Van (41339)

LEGO Friends Mia's Camper Van (41339)


Friendship House (41340)

LEGO Friends Friendship House (41340)

LEGO Friends Friendship House (41340)


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LEGO Pods Availability Revealed in 2017 Toy R Us Ultimate Guide to Play Toy Book

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai's Dojo Pod (5004916)

A few months ago, images of a couple of new LEGO “pod” polybags showed up online. These included The LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai’s Dojo Pod (5004916) and the LEGO Friends Ski Pod (5004920). There has been no information on their availability until now. Toys R Us has released their 2017 Toys R Us Ultimate Guide to Play Toy Book and inside it shows how to get them. According to the ad, you can get either one with a purchase of $30 or more on a LEGO construction set(s). Below are the RWeb# for the pods:

Kai’s Dojo Pod (327669)
Ski Pod (196631)

The ads don’t say when the two LEGO pods are available but the prices in the book start on October 26-November 18. I assume the two promos start and end on the same days as well. The LEGO deals 2017 Toy R Us Ultimate Guide to Play Toy Book start on page 72 and there are also more spread throughout the book.

Thanks to Phillip from BestBlackFriday.com for the heads up.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Kai's Dojo Pod (5004916)

LEGO Friends Ski Pod (5004920)

LEGO Friends Ski Pod (5004920)

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LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266) Review

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

There’s a LEGO promotion going on at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected] for the LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266). The set is free with purchases of a LEGO Friends purchase of $25 or more. The 105 piece set comes in a box and inside, it contains two unnumbered bags, three loose white 6×10 plates, a small sticker sheet, and the instructions.

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

The build is straight-forward with no advanced techniques. The cover is filled with the stickers applied to the tiles. There’s a plate bow piece used as the handle. The storage area here is 8x4x2.

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

There’s also a drawer that comes out from the front that is 6x3x1/3 in size. It’s pretty small and pretty limited to what you are able to put inside.

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

Overall the LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266) is an okay set. If you’ve collected some of the other Friends accessory products, this is a good complement to them. It looks like this is this a popular promotion on [email protected] since it has been replaced with a previous Friends promotion. Your best chance to get it is at LEGO Brand Stores and on the secondary market.

LEGO Friends Keepsake Box (40266)

Thank you to LEGO Affiliate team for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.

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New LEGO Friends Fan Designer Set Revealed

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Playground (41325)

At the end of last year, LEGO ran a Friends Designer contest and the the winner will have their model become an official product. The winner was an 8 year old from London named Sienna who’s submission would eventually become the Heartlake City Playground (41325). Heartlake Times has the official images and product description of the set which will be available starting on September 1. There’s even a brand new minidoll named after Sienna. How cool is that! You can check out more images and an interview over at Heartlake Times as well.

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Playground (41325)

LEGO® Friends Heartlake City Playground is the perfect place to have a blast with your besties. Centered around a tree house, it includes a climbing wall with colored holds and a twister slide. Push the functioning swings to make them go back and forth, spin the merry-go-round and make the 2 mini-doll figures go up and down on the seesaw. Help them take a seat on the benches as they watch Pippa the dog stretch her legs, then use the walkie-talkies to invite more friends to come out and play!

**Via Brickset**

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LEGO 2017 Accessory Sets Found

LEGO City Accessory Set (40170)

Brickset has found a couple of new Accessory Sets for LEGO City and LEGO Friends which come from The Brick Shop Singapore LEGO Certified Store. There’s no word on the availability at this time but it was stated that the sets are the same price as the LEGO Seasonal sets so they would go for $9.99 each which is reasonable.

First is the LEGO City Accessory Set (40170) which has a slew of items that you can add to your city.

Improve your LEGO® City services with this Build My City Accessory Set, featuring buildable streetlight, bike rack, checkpoint gate with lowering bar, fountain and city greenery.

The LEGO Friends Accessory Set (40264) has a lot of interesting items like the ping pong table, barbecue, and a stage.

Build a selection of fun, buildable models and add them to your Heartlake City collection for even more LEGO® Friends fun.

LEGO Friends Accessory Set (40264)

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