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LEGO Recap from New York Toy Fair 2018

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)

The 2018 New York Toy Fair is now over and there was a lot of LEGO news that came out that you may have missed so here’s a little recap of some of the more notable news items from the event.


LEGO Announces the Return of Harry Potter

Probably the biggest thing that LEGO announced during the Toy Fair was the return of Harry Potter in a new LEGO Wizarding World theme that encompasses both the Harry Potter universe as well as Fantastic Beasts. The first set that was revealed in this theme was the Hogwarts Great Hall (75954) which retails for a modest $99.99 for a 878 piece set. This set along with the rest of the wave will be available starting in August.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)


LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sets Officially Revealed

The official images of all the LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets were revealed, minus the Walmart exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz sets. Here we get to see some of the new dinosaurs that will appear in the movie in LEGO form such as the Stygimoloch, Carnotaurus, and the Indoraptor.

LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate (75930)


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105) Officially Announced

Some fans already knew about this set as it was already available in some Asian countries but during the Toy Fair, LEGO revealed The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105). The set has 1,363 pieces and retails for $119.99. It will be available starting on March 3 along with the rest of the Infinity War sets.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105)


LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 18 Officially Revealed

The next wave of LEGO Collectible Minifigures was revealed with Series 18 that will be coming in April. This series celebrates the 40th anniversary of the LEGO minifigure and the Classic Policeman is reported to come one per box.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 18


LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597) Revealed

One of the few new sets that was revealed at the Toy Fair was the LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597). It consists of 708 pieces and only retails for $29.99 and it includes enough parts in a variety of elements and colors to recreate a BrickHeadz to your liking.


LEGO Wins Three Awards at 2018 Toy of the Year Awards Gala

Before the New York Toy Fair kicked off, the 2018 Toy of the Year awards were announced and LEGO won in three of the five categories they were nominated in including Construction Toy of the Year, Specialty Toy of the Year, and Tech Toy of the Year.


LEGO New York Toy Fair 2018 Set Images

In a surprising move this year at all of the Toy Fairs this year, LEGO decided not to show off their summer lineup but instead showed off just a couple of sets we haven’t seen before. This included the LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer (70652) that is able to connect with LEGO Boost.

LEGO also showed off a couple of the LEGO Star Wars sets including the Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75206), Yoda’s Hut (75208), and the Darth Maul Buildable Figure (75537).

Finally, the LEGO The Incredibles 2 sets were on display but photography was not allowed on those particular sets however there are descriptions on the three sets.


LEGO The Powerpuff Girls Full Minifigure Lineup Revealed

Although it wasn’t at the New York Toy Fair itself, the minifigure lineup for the upcoming LEGO The Powerpuff Girls were revealed. There will only be two sets that will contain all the characters.

LEGO The Powerpuff Girls


LEGO Unikitty! Sets Announced for August Release

Like with The Powerpuff Girls, the LEGO Unikitty! sets weren’t displayed at the event but it was announced during it so I’ll include it in this post. There were no details given besides the August release date but we do know of five sets along with a collectible series for the theme.

LEGO Unikitty!


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LEGO Announces the Return of Harry Potter

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)

Just a short time ago, LEGO announced the return of the LEGO Harry Potter theme with the Hogwarts Great Hall (75954). At the same time at the 2018 New York Toy Fair, the LEGO Wizarding World theme was also announced. This theme will encompass both the original Harry Potter universe as well as Fantastic Beasts. In addition to the system sets, there will also be some LEGO BrickHeadz as well. The sets should start hitting shelves in August and we hope to see more at the Toy Faur this weekend. Check out the press release below.

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR — LEGO Systems, Inc., in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, announces that a collection of LEGO® sets inspired by the Wizarding World will launch in the second half of 2018, bringing the film worlds of Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts to life in LEGO form. This is a collection of building sets and collectibles inspired by the global blockbuster film franchises, slated to engage fans of all ages.

The LEGO Wizarding World-inspired building sets call on families’ creativity and imagination to recreate the action-packed storylines from the films and feature a cast of fan-favorite wizards, Muggles and magical creatures in LEGO form – from Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to Newt Scamander and more. Fans of all ages will also be able to collect their favorite Wizarding World characters in new LEGO BrickHeadz building sets.

During the annual Toy Fair in New York, the LEGO Group will unveil a special sneak peek of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts™ Great Hall ($99.99) building set, which will launch August 1st. Additional building sets and figures will launch in the second half of the year, with more details to come soon.

Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group said, “When it first launched in 2001, LEGO Harry Potter was a global sellout due to its broad appeal and ability to spark imaginative play, so we’re thrilled to go deeper into the Wizarding World to bring even more magic and excitement to LEGO play. The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories are perfectly suited to construction play, and our designers cannot wait for fans to see how the films are reimagined in our new collection of building sets and collectibles.”

Maryellen Zarakas, senior vice president of franchise management & marketing for WBCP said, “Together with our long-standing partners at the LEGO Group, we’re excited to bring Harry Potter back into LEGO form and expand the world with the addition of Fantastic Beasts sets. These new sets allow us to strengthen the emotional connection our fans have with the Wizarding World as they bring to life their favorite characters and memories from the films.”

About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2018 the LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. (s18)

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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954) Officially Announced

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)

The rumors were indeed true true! LEGO has just announced that the LEGO Harry Potter theme is coming back this August and they have revealed the first set with the Hogwarts Great Hall (75954). The set contains 878 pieces and retails for $99.99. Check out the full press release below.

LEGO Harry Potter
75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

878 pieces | $99.99 USD | $129.99 CAD | Available August 1, 2018

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall (75954)

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Rumored LEGO Harry Potter 2018 Collectible Minifigures List

It looks like there are more rumors coming out for the return of LEGO Harry Potter later this year. As I reported before, it seems there will be a Collectible Minifigures series for the theme and now it appears that there’s a reported list of minifigures of this wave. A majority of characters listed haven’t appeared as minifigure form so that’s nice. This also fits in to the whole Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme that the forums are talking about.

Harry Potter – Accessories: cloak, sorting hat
Ron Weasley – Accessories: cloak, frog, sweets
Hermione Granger – Accessories: cloak, wand, book
James Potter – Accessory: Golden Snitch, broom, Quidditch robes
Lily Potter – Accessory: baby with scar on forehead
Fred Weasley – Accessories: Marauder’s Map, fireworks
George Weasley
Vernon Dursley – Accessories: shotgun
Petunia Dursley – Accessory: letter
Dudley Dursley in Pajamas – Accessories: cake, pig tail
Rolanda Hooch – Accessories: broom, whistle
Unknown
Bloody Baron
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (Nearly Headless Nick)
Gray Lady
Fat Friar
Moaning Myrtle – Accessory: Tom Riddle’s diary
Unknown
Sirius Black – Accessories: Dog
Unknown

Like I’ve stated before, this is an unofficial rumored list so take it with a grain of salt until LEGO announces it.

*Via Eurobricks**

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New LEGO Harry Potter 2018 Set Rumors

With every passing day, there is new information regarding the rumored return of LEGO Harry Potter. As I stated a few days ago, there are supposedly five sets that will be coming out in the wave, three for Harry Potter and two for Fantastic Beasts. It now looks like that Brick Fanatics has new information about the sets that are coming out for this LEGO Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme. The ones for the Harry Potter franchise include:

– Aragog with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley
– Flying Ford Anglia with The Whomping Willow
– Hogwarts Great Hall

The two sets that are for Fantastic Beasts are:

– Newt Scamander’s Suitcase – This is supposedly a buildable suitcase with brick built beasts to store inside the suitcase.

– A new set based on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

If these sets are what LEGO has planned for next summer, they seem to be interesting sets. The first two were parts of previous sets but it’ll be nice to see them in a set by themselves. The Great Hall could potentially be a larger sized set. As for Newt’s Suitcase, it’s a compelling concept and I’m intrigued to see how it’s actully pulled off.

All the sets sound cool and everything but they could also be a false trail as Severus Snape so eloquently stated. As always, none of the above is confirmed until they are officially announced by LEGO.

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More Rumors of LEGO Harry Potter 2018 Sets

Way back in August, I talked about a rumor that LEGO Harry Potter may be coming back in 2018. It looks like there are some new rumors the past few days that have popped up regarding LEGO Harry Potter. It seems that we’ll be getting five sets in total, three for the Harry Potter franchise and two for Fantastic Beasts. There’s no details whether it will be for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald or not but it seems that would be logical since it will be in theaters in November.

I’ve also talked about a LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures line a few months ago and I’ve heard rumblings that it might be an August 2018 release. Supposedly this CMF line encapsulates The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which basically means that everyone and everything is game. Who doesn’t want a Dudley Dursley minifigure?

As always, none of the above is confirmed until they are officially announced by LEGO but the rumors seem to gain steam with every passing day.

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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle D2C Set in 2018?

Back in August, I did a post reporting that we may be seeing the return of LEGO Harry Potter in 2018 which included sets as well as a Collectible Minifigure Series. There’s a new rumor floating around that we could also be seeing a direct-to-consumer set (71043) for the theme. One logical suggestion is that this D2C Harry Potter set may feature Hogwarts Castle similar to what LEGO did last year with The Disney Castle (71040). If this is true, the large scale Hogwarts can show various rooms or memorable scenes from the eight films.

Of course this is only currently a rumor so take it with a grain of salt until something official is announced by LEGO. Note that the image above is from the 2010 set which was one of my first reviews on The Brick Fan. How time flew by.

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