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LEGO Ideas Second 2018 Review Winners Announced

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LEGO has just announced the winners of the LEGO Ideas Second 2018 Review. That’s right, there are two winners in this round and they are Steamboat Willie by sxabomate90 and The Central Perk Coffee of Friends by Mric76. Both sets are expected to launch this year but LEGO is still working on the final product design and price point. Congratulations to both of the winners!

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The LEGO Movie 2 Target Blu-Ray Combo Exclusive

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The LEGO Movie 2 Target Blu-Ray Exclusive

The LEGO Movie 2 is still only in their second week in theaters but Target is already taking pre-orders for a Target exclusive Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital combo pack. It retails for $27.99 and the product description states there’s an exclusive LEGO mini-set and collectible packaging included as well. I’m not sure what the set could be but I’ll give an update when that information is available. If you’re a REDcard member, you can get a 5% discount as well as free shipping on it when you check out.

**Via BricksFanz**

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Comparing the LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) to Submitted Project

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

The LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316) was officially announced yesterday and there has been a divide among fans of how the set came out. A few of you have asked me to compare the original project to the one that will be coming out later this week. I did have a clear look at the project when I was at Philly Brick Fest last year and here are my thoughts.

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones

As with other LEGO Ideas sets, there are differences between the official set and the projects as LEGO has the final say on what they want in the set. One of the things I’ve noticed is that the official set has more muted colors compared to the project which had very vibrant colors as some of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons had. The result is somewhat bland especially on the inside of the house.

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

The dirt path and the Welcome to Bedrock sign has been completely omitted which helped reduce the parts count. Some other things that were excluded were some of the characters such as Bamm-Bamm, Pebbles, and Dino. I’m not sure why they were left out but considering the Big Bang Theory (21302) set had seven minifigures at a lower price point, adding two, possibly three more would have been nice. Perhaps they could be in a future set? Probably not.

Speaking of the minifigures, Barney has been given regular legs and is the same height as Fred even though the cartoon, he was considerably shorter. I think using the new bendable short legs from the Harry Potter line would have been a better choice.

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

Some things that LEGO did improve on are on the car and the roof and parts of the home. The car now has a cloth piece for the roof instead of being brick-built and that looks a lot better and more accurate.

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

The removable roof slab is also a lot cleaner and smoother and the house itself is looks a bit nicer and less convoluted. But again, I preferred the brighter colors of the original submission.

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

Overall, there’s a clear divide between fans of how the final set came out but for me, I’ll still be picking it up either way but there’s still a feeling that it is incomplete. What do you guys think of the official set compared to the original submission. Does the exclusions deter you from getting it? Let us know in the comments below.

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LEGO Star Wars Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (30461) Polybag Revealed

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LEGO Star Wars Podracer - 20th Anniversary Edition (30461)

We’ve already seen images and details of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets that will be coming out later this year. At the New York Toy Fair, LEGO has showed off an additional set in the form of a polybag. It is the Podracer (30461) which has 58 pieces and it pays homage to Anakin’s podracer and is a smaller counterpart to the 75258 version. There’s no word yet on its availability at this time but I assume it’ll be part of a promotion when the 20th Anniversary Edition sets are released.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Bricktober 2018 (5005256) Promotion Coming in March

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Bricktober 2018 (5005256)

It’s a busy news day today and this piece of news is no exception even if it’s not New York Toy Fair related. I have just received confirmation that the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Bricktober 2019 (5005256) will indeed be coming to the United States next month. It will be a gift-with-purchase promotion at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] from March 1-7 with purchases of $75 or more of Marvel products. I’m assuming to coincide with the release of the Avengers: Endgame sets since some stores overseas have already started selling them. So for those who have been waiting to complete the Bricktober 2018 sets, you can rest assured that we don’t have to resort to the secondary market to get it. Thanks to my close contact for the heads up!

Update: I’ve been told that it is with any LEGO purchase of $75 or more, not just on Marvel sets so that makes it even easier!

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LEGO Star Wars Spring/Summer 2019 Official Set Images

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LEGO Star Wars Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)

We’ve already seen some of the new LEGO Star Wars sets from my 2019 New York Toy Fair post but we now have the official images of them. These sets are coming in April and some of them actually look very cool.


Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)

LEGO Star Wars Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)


Action Battle Endor Assault (75238) – 193 pcs – $29.99

LEGO Star Wars Action Battle Endor Assault (75238)


Action Battle Hoth Generator Attack (75239) – 235 pcs – $29.99

LEGO Star Wars Action Battle Hoth Generator Attack (75239)


Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240) – 496 pcs – $49.99

LEGO Star Wars Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)


Action Battle Echo Base Defense (75241) – 504 pcs – $59.99

LEGO Star Wars Action Battle Echo Base Defense (75241)


Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242) – 396 pcs – $39.99

LEGO Star Wars Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242)

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LEGO Toy Story 4 Official Set Images

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LEGO Toy Story 4 RV Vacation (10769)

Yesterday we saw an image of the first LEGO Toy Story 4 set and we now have the official images of the other upcoming sets. These are all 4+ sets which have replaced the LEGO Juniors theme and they will be available starting in April.


Woody RC (10766) – 69 Pieces – $9.99 (USD)/$13.99 (CAD)

LEGO Toy Story 4 Woody RC (10766)


RV Vacation (10769) – 178 Pieces – $34.99 (USD)/$49.99 (CAD)

LEGO Toy Story 4 RV Vacation (10769)


Buzz & Woody’s Carnival Mania! (10770) – 230 Pieces – $49.99 (USD)/$69.99 (CAD)

LEGO Toy Story 4 Buzz & Woody's Carnival Mania! (10770)


Carnival Thrill Coaster (10771) – 98 Pieces – $19.99 (USD)/$24.99 (CAD)

LEGO Toy Story 4 Carnival Thrill Coaster (10771)

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