Last year, LEGO launched an initiative to produce LEGO elements from plant-based elements and a few days ago, they released a video to talk about the sustainability mission in an easy to follow way. They have also noted that their goal is to make all LEGO bricks sustainable by 2030. Currently, the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318) is the largest set to have plant-based elements with 185 which is 6% of the 3,036 elements in the set. Do you think we’ll see a set in the future that uses 100% sustainable elements?
Yesterday morning, LEGOLAND California announced a new attraction coming to the park next year for its 20th birthday. It will be the largest addition to the park and it is called The LEGO Movie World. The flagship ride is called Master of Flight and it is a flying theater attraction that immerses guests using a full-dome virtual screen. Other rides in The LEGO Movie World include Unikitty’s Disco Drop and Benny’s Play Ship.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 15, 2019) –The audience erupted in cheer and confetti filled the theater as LEGOLAND® California Resort unveiled its biggest gift for its 20th birthday by announcing the largest addition in the Park’s history: The LEGO® Movie™ World. General Manager Peter Ronchetti is excited to take guests from theater to theme park in 2020.
“The LEGO MOVIE WORLD is LEGOLAND California Resort’s largest Park addition ever and we are thrilled to create an interactive experience that fully immerses guests into a world that was so brilliantly created by LEGO and celebrated by the hugely popular LEGO film franchise from our friends at Warner Bros.,” said Ronchetti. “We can’t wait to see the faces on all the children as they interact within the creative world of Bricksburg and experience the incredible Masters of Flight ride which is taking the traditional soaring-type of ride to new heights.”
On the flagship ride Masters of Flight, guests hop aboard Emmet’s triple decker flying couch for a thrill-seeking adventure. The flying theater attraction whisks guests away on a suspended ride with a full-dome virtual screen, giving the sensational feeling of flying above memorable lands such as Middle Zealand, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pirates Cove and Outer Space. Along the way, riders will see some familiar faces along with some new ones like Sweet Mayhem, a star character from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2: The Second Part. Masters of flight features cutting edge technology including a 180-degree turn in the ride experience.
The LEGO MOVIE WORLD is based on the blockbuster films The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The new land fully immerses guests into the LEGO Movie universe and places them onto the streets of Bricksburg. In addition to Masters of Flight, kids and families will get to enjoy the rush of falling from Unikitty’s Disco Drop and experiencing the many personalities of the fearless feline. The new ride launches guests to the top of Cloud Cuckoo Land, then drops, spins and bounces them back down to earth, creating a thrilling and fun experience. The adventure doesn’t stop there as guests can explore Benny’s Play Ship, ride a fully reimagined carousel, and meet Emmet and all of his friends in Emmet’s Super Suite apartment.
If you went to LEGO [email protected] yesterday, you may have noticed a new splash page for the site. This is one of the updates LEGO has been doing in the background to the site and a pretty major one to say the least. shop.LEGO.com now redirects to LEGO.com itself and all the product pages uses the main domain instead of being a subdomain. I found out yesterday before our affiliate network sent out an email to tell us about the changes.
The splash page is separated into two sides, the shopping side and the Play Zone which is geared towards kids. This is where the old LEGO.com went to and is filled with games and videos for kids to explore.
This new change seems to be a good idea since people who go to LEGO.com is more than likely looking to do some shopping and this takes away any confusion people may have when going there.
LEGO has put up a product listing for a complete box of the Series 2 LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71024) on [email protected]. I believe this is the first time ever that LEGO has done that for any minifigure series. The box goes for $239.99 and if nothing has changed, it’ll have two complete sets of 16 minifigures. I’m not sure if LEGO will be doing this again for future minifigure releases or not but it’s nice to see something different.
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Last month, Fox started looking for contestants for the upcoming US version of LEGO Masters which you can sign up over at LEGOMasters.tv. A few of the casting producers of the show have reached out asking if I knew of any builders who might be interested in joining.
Some of the details I’ve been given are that the commitment is about seven weeks and shooting will begin on October 28 in the Los Angeles area. All the costs for travel and accommodation would be covered by production and there will also be a stipend provided for contestants every week they remain on the show. There will also be a major cash prize however the exact amount still hasn’t been announced yet.
If anyone is interested, feel free to email me directly and I can forward your details to the producers directly.
LEGO has listed the product page for the Series 19 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71025) on [email protected] even though they haven’t officially announced them online and we now have the names of the characters from the wave. Thanks to Jesse for the heads up.
Video Game Champ
Bear Costume Guy
Pizza Costume Guy
Galactic Bounty Hunter
Fox Costume Girl
Kids can bring exciting new play possibilities to any LEGO® set with LEGO Minifigures 71025 Series 19. This new-for-September-2019 LEGO minifigure series features a colorful lineup of unique LEGO people. Say hello to Dog Sitter, Video Game Champ, Shower Guy, Rugby Player, Bear Costume Guy, Pizza Costume Guy, Galactic Bounty Hunter, Monkey King, Programmer, Gardener, Mountain Biker, Fire Fighter, Fright Knight, Jungle Explorer, Mummy Queen and Fox Costume Girl! Each minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag together with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and a display baseplate.
-Every LEGO® minifigure in Series 19 comes with one or more accessory elements, plus a collector’s leaflet and display baseplate.
-16 Limited Edition LEGO® Minifigures characters to build and play out your very own adventures!
-Includes new-for-September-2019 costumes and accessories.
-Combine the Series 19 minifigures with any LEGO® set for endless play possibilities.
-Have fun trading minifigures with your friends to complete your collection.
-PLEASE NOTE: Each ‘mystery’ bag contains one of the 16 LEGO® Minifigures characters available in the Series 19 collection. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate requests for specific minifigures. If you purchase more than one ‘mystery’ bag, you may receive two or more identical minifigures.
LEGO has officially revealed a nice surprise today with the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044). Containing 2,925 pieces, the set will retail for $329.99 and will be available starting on August 21 for VIPs and to the general public on September 1.
LEGO has expanded on the the Disney park sets with the Train and Station and it should go very nicely with the The Disney Castle (71040). It features the iconic train that goes around Disney parks as well as the station you see at the entrance. What’s cool about this set is that it uses the Powered Up system and it includes the hub and motor.
Check out the official press release and more images of the set below.
71044 Disney Train and Station
Ages 12+. 2925 pieces
US $329.99– CA $379.99– DE €329.99– UK £299.99 – FR €329.99– DK 2499DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!
Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!
• Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
• The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
• Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
• Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
• Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
• Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
• Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
• Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
• Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
• Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
• Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
• This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
• The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
• LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
• Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 21stAugust, 2019