LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pedicab Ride in New York City

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pedicab

May the 4th is in full swing and to celebrate the event, LEGO has put something together that you can do in New York City if you’re nearby. LEGO Master Builders have built a Millennium Falcon pedicab using over 20,000 bricks and you can take a ride in it at Bryant Park today. Rides began at 9AM today and pickups are at 6th Ave between 40th and 41st. It will take a loop once around the park and the dropoffs will be at the same place. Each ride will last about 10 minutes.

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pedicab

LEGO has also partnered up with UNICEF and the Millennium Falcon pedicab will be used as a fundraiser. Every photo you take of it using the hashtags #LEGOStarWars and #RoarForChange, Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change will donate $1 to UNICEF. The fundraiser will run until May 25.

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pedicab


LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181) Now Available

The new LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181) is now available for purchase on [email protected]. This also means the May the 4th promotions are also live on site which includes a variety things including Double VIP points on all LEGO Star Wars items, a free exclusive BB-8 (40288) with a purchase of $75 or more, and sales on select items.

As always, please make your purchases using our links as it does help support the site.

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LEGO Star Wars Black VIP Card Holder May the 4th Promotions

LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter Blueprint (5005624)

If you’re a LEGO Black VIP card holder, you may have recently gotten an email of some of the promotions that will be happening during the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th event this weekend. Thanks to my friend John, we now have confirmation of the promotions which include the LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter Blueprint (5005624) with a Star Wars purchase of $35 or more. There’s supposed to be a code to use at checkout and I’m not sure if they’re all unique or if the same for all Black card holders.

The other promotion is a 1/1 18 karat white gold R2-D2 minifigure with a certificate of authenticity. This promo is connected to your account so you’re already entered if you have the card and there’s no extra hoops to jump through.

LEGO Star Wars White Gold R2-D2 Black VIP

For both card and non-card holders, you’ll also get some May the 4th promos which I’ve talked about before including:

– Free BB-8 (40288) with purchase of $75 or more.
– Double VIP ponts on most Star Wars items.
– Select sale items.
– Porg in-store Make and Take build


LEGO Creative Storybook (40291) Closer Look

LEGO Creative Storybook (40291)

If you didn’t see it a few days ago, I posted about the June 2018 LEGO Store Calendar and the big promotion for the month is the LEGO Creative Storybook (40291). It will be free with a purchase of $99 or more from June 4-20, while supplies last, and it is basically in the style of a pop-up book based on Hans Christian Andersen and his fairy tale stories.

As I mentioned before, this promo set may be a teaser to a LEGO Ideas project that may turn out to become an official set later on but we’ll see. In the meantime, we can look forward to the Creative Storybook which shows a scene from The Ugly Duckling along with Andersen writing a story in an outdoor setting.


LEGO DUPLO Launches Interactive Experience on Amazon Alexa

LEGO has partnered up with Amazon in their efforts to integrate physical and digital play by using Amazon Alexa to tell stories while interacting with the bricks. By downloading the LEGO DUPLO stories onto Alexa, you can instruct it to tell the stories while also encouraging kids to learn through the bricks.

Adding to the LEGO® portfolio of integrated physical and digital play experiences, LEGO® DUPLO® Stories has today been released on Amazon Alexa as play starter inspiration for our youngest audience and their parents.

Billund, Denmark (May 2nd, 2018): Launched today in the US and UK, LEGO® DUPLO® Stories will be one of the first Alexa skills to combine physical play with Amazon’s Alexa voice service. The skill is developed as an interactive storytelling experience to ignite fun explorative play for the youngest children, aged 2–5, and their parents.

Using any Alexa device, such as Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, children will be able to respond and actively engage with the LEGO DUPLO Stories, all designed to encourage active participation and help nurture children’s inquisitive instinct of learning through play. LEGO DUPLO Stories covers 10 themes based on new as well as existing LEGO DUPLO products. Together with their parents, toddlers can choose between five vehicle or five animal stories, and define the route of the story, while guided by Alexa. The different stories will help advance children’s constructive, exploratory and roleplay skills with tasks ranging from numeric exercises to colour recognition, articulation practice and creative building challenges.

“Voice services and the Smart Speakers they live on are changing the way we listen to our favourite audio content, shop for products and now how we play together. The new LEGO DUPLO Stories skill is one of the first Alexa skills to bring together physical play with interactive audio content, allowing preschool kids and the adults in their lives to build stories and creations together. Voice is such a powerful tool for play as it is one of the most human ways of interacting. Long before we can type, read or control a device, we listen and speak.” James Poulter, Head of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships, the LEGO Group.

Building stories and memories through active play

Play is one of the best ways to create and connect with toddlers, and LEGO DUPLO offers countless opportunities for this with key focus always being on active play using LEGO DUPLO bricks. To provide the most relevant and exciting play inspiration to our fans, we constantly look at how technology can help extend and add new dimensions to LEGO physical building experience.

As we look to advance our digital integration with more fun features in the pipeline, LEGO DUPLO Stories is a strong example of how we believe technology can help jumpstart children’s physical creative play that encourages active participation, including parent interaction, which is important for children’s further development particularly in the early years.

“Children do not differentiate between physical and digital play. To them it is just play. Bringing audio into the equation, as with LEGO DUPLO Stories, is just another way for children to augment and extend their play experience. For adults, however, we see this as a strong opportunity to provide fresh play starter inspiration, which we know they look for. Collaborating with Amazon for an Alexa skill is hence a direct response to the input we get from parents, and we truly look forward to receiving their feedback on this new Alexa skill.” James Poulter, Head of Emerging Platforms & Partnerships, the LEGO Group.

For a recap of the learnings and storylines available see below, and learn more about how LEGO DUPLO Stories works here: www.lego.com/alexa-skills.

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Learnings available from LEGO® DUPLO® Stories

The Truck Story
The big truck is happy because it gets to work at the brand new construction site in town. The work includes building a house and knocking it down again, only to build an even bigger house.

Learning: Language and motor skills, follow instructions, build and rebuild

The Plane Story
The plane is going on vacation. It can go to a warm or a cold place and needs to pack for the right temperatures. It will only takeoff and head to its special destination once a snack has been prepared.

Learning: Language and motor skills, role-play, building.

The Car Story
The Car Story can be about a race car or a repair shop. The former focuses on how to tune your car for a race and the latter challenges your mechanic competences when a friends’ car breaks down and you have to fix it.

Learning: Cognitive and motor skills, problem-solving, colors (red light, green light).

The Boat Story
The Boat Story can be about a fishing trip or a journey. On the fishing trip you must catch fish with your net and on the journey, you will have to pack for mixed climates and discuss the animals you see on your travels.

Learning: Language and motor skills, problem-solving, roleplay.

The Train Story
The train is ready to start the day but needs refueling before it can leave the station. Help by building a fuel pump. The train starts its journey but must suddenly stop when an animal is about to cross the tracks.

Learning: Language skills, animal sounds, colors, instructions.

The Rabbit Story
The rabbit meets his/her new family of pets (dog, bird, and cat) and despite their differences they bond through play and by exploring each other’s interests, such as favourite food.

Learning: Social skills and role play, exploring differences and concept of friendship.

The Cow Story
The farmer has gone to town for the afternoon, and the cow and the roaster can play however they want. So, the cow wants to drive the tractor and the roaster wants to take a bath in the water trough.

Learning: Social and cognitive skills, roleplay, imagination, animal sounds, identifying characters.

The Cat Story
This story can go two ways depending on what you prefer. It can be a story about a family cat or a farm cat; the former wanting to be pampered and the latter wanting to build a fortress from hay bales for its friends.

Learning: Language skills, colors, roleplay, imagination, animal sounds.

The Bird Story
The bird loves to go on adventures, but really needs a place to live. When the bird house has been built it can go on adventures and fly around until it lands on a special spot. The spot is a great place for a playground.

Learning: Language skills, colors, motor skills.

The Dog Story
The dog just woke up and is eager to start playing. It starts jumping around and is trying to figure out if it should go for a walk, play fetch, chase a cat or do tricks.

Learning: Language skills, focusing on different activities, roleplay, choose directions, motor skills.


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers Revealed

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers

A new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp came out yesterday and now there are images of a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set to accompany the film. The set is called the Quantum Realm Explorers (76109) and it has 200 pieces while retailing for $19.99. It features the new Quantum Vehicle and it includes minifigures of Ant-Man, Wasp, and Ghost. The set will be available starting on June 1.

Fly into action against Ghost with Ant-Man’s Quantum Vehicle and The Wasp with this LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes 76109 Quantum Realm Explorers set. The Quantum Vehicle features an opening, bug-eye-shaped minifigure cockpit, adjustable insect arms, stud shooters and adjustable engines for launch, hover and flight modes. This set includes 3 minifigures and a gold-colored trophy element.

-Includes 3 LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes minifigures: Ant-Man, The Wasp and Ghost.
-Quantum Vehicle features a bug-eye-shaped, opening minifigure cockpit, 2 adjustable insect arms, 2 stud shooters, 2 adjustable engines and 3 mufflers.
-Adjust the engines for launch, flight and hover modes.
-Weapons include Ant-Man’s Shrink Gun and Ghost’s 2 Power Blasts.
-Accessory elements include a gold-colored trophy and the Wasp’s wings.
-Ghost minifigure is new for June 2018.
-Recreate thrilling scenes from the Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp movie.
-Quantum Vehicle measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantum Realm Explorers

**Via The Hollywood Reporter**


LEGO Juniors The Incredibles 2 Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit (10759) Review

LEGO Juniors The Incredibles 2 Elastigirl's Rooftop Pursuit (10759)

The new LEGO Juniors The Incredibles 2 sets have been available for a few weeks now but per our agreement with LEGO, we start our review of the sets starting today with Elastigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit (10759). The set contains 95 pieces and retails for $19.99 which is the standard price point for the Juniors sets. The contents of the box include two numbered bags, some loose Quick Start molds, and the instructions.

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