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New York Toy Fair 2013 LEGO Set Images From YourCreativeFriends

The 2013 New York Toy Fair has kicked off and YourCreativeFriends has sent us some videos and images from various LEGO themes such as Castle, City, Legends of Chima, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Lone Ranger. YCF notes that the Marvel and DC Universe sets were strictly off-limits to any photography. Attendees to the LEGO VIP Collector’s Event received a couple of gifts including a Yoda minifigure standing on the sidewalk wearing a white “NY I Love” sweater. The other gift was a carded Darth Vader minifigure wearing a medal from the The Empire Strikes Out animated show. Check out all of YourCreativeFriends’ videos to see which set(s) you might be wanting to pick up later this year.

2013 New York Toy Fair Exclusive


LEGO at the 2013 London Toy Fair

Today in Kensington, London, the 2013 London Toy Fair kicked off. LEGO has a big presence there showing off the upcoming sets from a wide variety of themes. Our friends at Brick Fanatics made the rounds today and has given a list of sets that were on display. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed but so we have to wait a little longer to see what the new sets look like. It’s also nice to see the pricing we we can gauge how big the sets are without actually seeing images at this time.

Super Heroes – Nice to know what minifigures are included in the sets such as the War Machine we saw earlier.

DC Universe Metropolis Showdown (76002) – £11.99 – Superman, General Zod
DC Universe Superman Battle of Smallville (76003) – £39.99 – Includes Superman, Faora, Colonel Hardy, General Zod, and 1 unknown minfigure
Marvel Universe Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle (76006) – £19.99 – Iron Man, War Machine, and Aldrich Killian minifigures
Marvel Universe Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack (76007) – £34.99 – Tony Stark, Iron Man MK42, Pepper Potts, Mandarin, and 1 unknown villain
Marvel Universe Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Battle (76008) – £11.99 – Iron Man Heartbreaker, Mandarin
DC Universe Superman: Black Zero Escape (76009) – £19.99 – Superman, Lois Lane, General Zod

Star Wars – Most of this wave of the Star Wars sets will be centered on The Yoda Chronicles. The 2013 Advent Calendar will feature Jango Fett as Santa as well as a Young Boba … Continue

LEGO 2013 Castle, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings Images Leaked

Over on Brickshelf, there are images leaked of the new 2013 sets including Castle, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. The images are marked “Confidential” so I will not be posting them here although I will list the names of the sets by theme as well as the expected release dates. I did not list the sets that we already know of. Head over to Brickshelf to see all the images of the sets listed below. Which set(s) are you looking forward to next summer?

**Update: Looks like the link to Brickshelf was taken down but it is on Flickr. See here.

Update 2: Here are the rest of the images including LEGO City that aren’t in the photo album in the link above.**

Castle – August 2013
Forest Ambush (70400)
Gold Getaway (70401)
The Gatehouse Raid (70402)
Dragon Mountain (70403)
King’s Castle (70404)

Star Wars – June
Jabba’s Sail Barge (75020)
Republic Gunship (75021)

Lord of the Rings – June
The Wizard Battle (79005)
The Council of Elrond (79006)
Battle at the Black Gate (79007)
Pirate Ship Ambush (79006)

Galaxy Squad – July
Crater Creeper (70706)
CLS-89 Eradicator Mech (70707)
Hive Crawler (70708)
Galactic Titan (70709)

Legends of Chima – June
Eglor’s Twin Bike (70007)
Gorzan’s Gorilla Striker (70008)
Worriz’ Combat Lair (70009)
The Lion CHI Temple (70010)

Grand Prix Racer (42000) – March
Mini Off-Roader (42001) – August
Mini Backhoe Loader (42004) – January
Monster Truck (40205) – August
Excavator (42006) – January
Moto Cross Bike (42007) – January
Service … Continue

LEGO 2013 Sets Delayed on Amazon

LEGO Star Wars No No on Amazon

News coming out from FBTB is that all of the LEGO sets coming out in January 2013 that were on sale on Amazon have been delayed and put on hold. The add to cart button has been set to pre-orders and the sets won’t be released until December 31. I believe all orders placed before today will still be shipped to you just in time for Chirstmas. Speculation from FBTB is that Amazon violated it’s contract with Toys R Us which gives TRU the right to sell products to the market first. As you may have seen, we’ve been reporting that many LEGO themes including Ninjago, Super Heroes, and Star Wars have been on sale ahead of the scheduled release dates. Even the Galaxy Squad sets have been taken off although LEGO has already released them in stores as well as [email protected]icon. If you were lucky to order any of the new 2013 sets, congratulations. For the rest of us, it looks like we’ll just have to wait a couple of weeks for the official LEGO release.


LEGO Galaxy Squad Minisite Live

LEGO Galaxy Squad Minisite

LEGO has been releasing minisites left and right the past couple of days including The Lone Ranger and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new Galaxy Squad is also another theme that gets their own minisite. Unlike the others, this minisite has some interactivity including an animation with the Vermin Vaporizericon and a Whack-A-Mole type of game called Cocoon Crusher 9000. The object of the game is to free the Galaxy Squad from cocoons by shooting at them. The game gets progressively faster as the levels get higher but it starts to get repetitive at round 7. You get 3 lives and if you don’t free the Squad in time, the game is over. There are also some unreleased content on the minisite which includes another web game called Bug Battle and another tab to link to the Apple iOS version of the same game. Check it out new Galaxy Squad minisite and have some fun with the game.

**Via Brick Fanatics**


LEGO Galaxy Squad Polybags Revealed

Brickset has revealed two new polybags for LEGO Galaxy Squad: the Mini Mech (30230) and the Space Insectoid (30231). The instructions are readily available via Brickset’s instruction page. The human minifigures are ok but I would rather have more alien minifigures. These polybags are expected to be released sometime in 2013.

LEGO Galaxy Squad Mini Mech Polybag (30230)

Mini Mech (30230)

LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Insectoid Polybag (30231)

Space Insectoid (30231)


LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Swarmer (70700) Review

LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Swarmer (70700)

The new LEGO Galaxy Squad sets are now available in stores and the LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Swarmer (70700)icon set is the first set in the inital wave. The set contains 86 pieces and retails for $11.99 about $0.14/piece. The set contains two minifigures: the Alien Beetle and the Galaxy Squad’s Robot.

The Alien Beetle has a green exoskeleton printing on both the torso and the legs. It’s head is one big piece with four large black eyes. It’s accessory is a gray sonic gun with a pink stud in the front.

The Robot is on the blue squad and has some nice printing on both sides of the torso. The headpiece is shaped very well for a robot. It has a brick-built blaster with scope as well as a jet pack for accessories.

The main part of the set is the Space Swarmer. It looks similar to a large beetle. The majority colors of the Swarmer is bright green and red. The cockpit opens up to sit the Alien Beetle inside. The wings are able to flap much like a beetle’s. The main function is that it has a grabbing action to capture the Robot.

Check out Your Creative Friends’s video for more details of the Space Swarmer.

LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Swarmer (70700) – $11.99icon

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