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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Revealed at New York Toy Fair 2020

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In something LEGO hasn’t done before to my knowledge, they have revealed the full lineup for the Series 20 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71027). Like with many previous minifigure series, there will be 16 characters to collect including a special 10th anniversary minifigure. They will be available starting on April 19 for $4.99 each. There’s no word on if any of the characters are limited in any capacity. Which one(s) are your favorite?

Tenth Anniversary Brick Suit Guy
Guitar Rocker
Sleepy Girl
Drone Pilot
Red Ranger
Karate Kid
Track & Field Athlete
Female Diver
Pirate Girl
Rocket Boy
Llama Costume Girl
Viking
Piñata Boy
Hio Hop Girl
Pea Costume Girl
Knight

**Via Zusammengebaut**

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LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) Revealed at New York Toy Fair 2020

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There are now images coming out of New York Toy Fair 2020 from Zusammengebaut of the new LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278). The set contains 519 pieces and will retail for $69.99. It will be available start on April 19. The set features the new cute Droid from The Rise of Skywalker and it is made into the larger style builds similar to BB-8.

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LEGO Wins Three Toy of the Year 2020 Awards

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The 2020 Toy of the Year awards were handed out this evening in New York and a few LEGO products were nominated for some awards including Construction Toy of the Year, Specialty Toy of the Year, and STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year. I’m happy to report that LEGO has sweeped all of those awards with the following products:

Construction Toy of the Year – LEGO City Space Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228)


Specialty Toy of the Year – LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)


STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year – LEGO Boost Droid Commander (75253)

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LEGO Minifigure Creator Passes Away

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In some sad news today coming out of Denmark, the original creator of the LEGO Minifigure, Jens Nygaard Knudsen, passed away a few days ago. Minifigures are some of the most popular items in LEGO sets and they have evolved throughout the 40+ years they have existed. His legacy will live on as LEGO produces many, many more minifigures in the future. Jens was 78.

Jens Nygaard Knudsen

January 25, 1942 – February 19, 2020

**Via Matthew Ashton**

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LEGO Minions: The Rise of Gru Sets Officially Announced

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LEGO at the 2020 New York Toy Fair has officially revealed the LEGO Minions: The Rise of Gru sets. There are five sets that were shown off in a wide range of settings including the brick-built Minions which reminds me of the LEGO Spongebob Build-A-Bob (3826) from 2007. Check out the product details and images of the sets below.


Minions in Gru’s Lab (75546) – 87 pieces

Ready to get inventive with theLEGO® Minionsin Gru’s Lab set?The Minions have helped to transform Gru’s basement into a laboratory. Now they’re preparing to have some fun.Watch them create mischief as they slide into the bananas andtest out a vehicle on the ramp. See if they can make a vehicle crash into the fence!

• Kids who love Minions movies and Minion Toys will enjoy this LEGO® Minions in Gru’s Labplayset (75546). This Minions toy set is an ideal birthday present for kids aged 4 and up.
• Minions fans can have lots of fun recreating scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie. With Kevin and Otto Minion toy figures, there’s plenty of opportunity for roleplay after the model is built.
• Lots of fun features make this an awesome playset for creative fun. Kids can make the Minions slide into the basement, test the car on the ramp, or use the trigger on the back of the washing machine to make it turn.
•This set makes a great birthday present. LEGO® 4+ sets are a fun way for kids to learn to build, boosting confidence with simple building steps.
• This lab toy building set with Minion figures measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, making it the perfect size for kids who love to role-play with Minion toys.
• Powered by kids’ imaginations. No batteries required for this Minions toy set.
• This set is a great choice for kids aged 4 and up. With Instructions PLUS, even younger builders can enjoy the sense of achievement from building independently.
• Each LEGO® Minions playset encourages children to role-play scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie. If you’re looking for birthday present ideas for kids who love Kevin and Otto Minion toys, this is a top choice.
• LEGO® building bricks meet the highest industry standards, plus the LEGO Group’s own quality criteria. This ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time.
•LEGO® Minions bricks and pieces are thoroughly tested to make sure every playset meets the highest global safety standards.


Minion Pilot in Training (75547) – 119 pieces

Take to the skies with LEGO® Minions Bob and Stuart. They’re on a mission to save Gru and are piloting a plane for the daring rescue. Stuart is the pilot and Bob is a flight attendant in the passenger cabin, so it’s sure to be a bumpy ride. Watch out – an accident-prone Minion might fall into the toilet. And don’t forget to find the fart blaster for extra fun!

• A fun Minions toy plane building set (75547), featuring Stuart(in pilot outfit) and Bob LEGO® figures. Kids can build the plane, then recreatethrilling scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
• There’s lots to discover in this fun toy set. Minions fans will love the Bob and Stuart LEGO® figures and the cool accessories for creative play – including a banana, hotdog, peanut bag, suitcase and fart blaster!
• Creative fun is easy with this toy playset. The detachable roof lets kids explore the plane along with the Minions. Put Stuart in the cockpit or let Bob’s sweet and subversive natureplay out in the passenger cabin.
• This set is a great choice for kids aged 4 and up. And with Instructions PLUS, learning to build is even more fun.
• This buildable planeset with Minion figures measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (24cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide, making it the perfect size for kids who love to play with toy planes.
• Want to feed kids’ creativity? Great news– this Minions toy set is powered by their imaginations, not batteries.
• This is a great gift idea for kids aged 4 and up, especially if they’ve outgrown their Minion toys for toddlers. With Instructions PLUS, even younger builders can enjoy a sense of achievement from building independently.
• If you’re looking for birthday present ideas for kids who love Bob and Stuart Minion toys, this is a great choice. Each LEGO® Minions set encourages children to role-play scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
• LEGO® building bricks meet the highest industry standards, plus the LEGO Group’s own quality criteria. This ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time.
• LEGO® Minions bricks and pieces are thoroughly tested to make sure every playset meets the highest global safety standards.


Unstoppable Bike Chase (75549) – 136 pieces

The chase is on! Help Gru and the Minions protect the zodiac stone from the villains who want it back. They’ll need to be speedy to outwit theevildoers. Luckily there’s a banana to throw as they ride along.Gru’s taking control of the LEGO® Minions Unstoppable Bike Chase, with Bob helping up front. Meanwhile, Stuart’s enjoying a thrilling rideas he’s dragged along on the rocket skates.

• There are lots of ways to play with this fun set. Gru’s on a mission and kids can help by putting the Minions on the front of the bike, pulling them along on the rocket skates, or giving them a toy banana treat.
• An action-packed Minions toy motorbike building set (75549), featuring Gru, Stuart and Bob toy figures.Kids can enjoy full-speed action as they role-play epic scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
• Role play is easy with this toy motorbike set. With 3 figures, including the exclusive Gru LEGO® minifigure, only available in this set, kids will love making up their own Minion stories.
• Looking for a birthday presentor exciting treat for a Minions fan aged 6 and up? This is a great choice. Ideal for creative fun, it’s an awesome toy for kids who love building toys and Minion escapades.
• This toy motorbike measures over 3” (10cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide, making it just the right size for creative play.
• Want to inspire creative fun? Great news: This Minions toy set is powered by kids’ imaginations – not batteries.
• With Instructions PLUS, available in the free LEGO® Life app, kids aged 6 and up can learn to build independently, giving them a sense of achievement as they learn new skills.
• With fun characters and imaginative stories to tell, each LEGO® Minions playset encourages children to role-play scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
• LEGO® building bricks meet the highest industry standards, plus the LEGO Group’s own quality criteria. This ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time.
• LEGO® Minions bricks and pieces are thoroughly tested to make sure every playset meets the highest global safety standards.


Minions Kung Fu Battle (75550) – 310 pieces

Join the Minions for kung fu training and celebrations at the LEGO® MinionsKung Fu Battle.First the Minionspractice kung fu moves using the weapon rack and rotating wooden dummy. Then they can parade with the Chinese dragon before admiring the pretend ‘fireworks’ stud shootersthatfire from the top of the temple. Watch out for the dramatic reveal as Otto appears out of the temple.

• Bring the excitement of Chinese New Year to any home for young Minions fans. They’ll have lots of fun building this toy temple, ready to recreate scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
• Play starts right awaywith the 3 LEGO® Minion figures. This set (75550) includes Kevin and Stuart Minion toy figures in kung fu outfits, plus an Otto figure.
• Kids can help the Minions perfect their kung fu skills with the weapon rack and rotating training dummy, before launching‘fireworks’from the top of the temple while the Minions carry the colorful Chinese dragon toy.
• Looking for a birthday present, or holiday giftfor a Minions fan aged 6 and up? This is a great choice. Ideal for creative fun, it’s an awesome gift for kids who love building toys and Minion stories.
• The toy temple measures over 6” (17cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 10” (26cm) deep, making it perfect for creative play.
• No batteries are required for this Minions toy set, so kids can start playing right away.
• With Instructions PLUS, young builders can enjoy the sense of achievement from building independently.
• Inspire children to role-play scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie with LEGO® Minions sets.
• LEGO® building bricks meet the highest industry standards, plus the LEGO Group’s own quality criteria. This ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time.
• LEGO® Minions bricks and pieces are thoroughly tested to make sure every playset meets the highest global safety standards.


Brick-Built Minions and Their Lair (75551)

Want to step inside the unpredictable world of the Minions? Well, now you can! Build your favorite Minion then turn it around to reveal their room. Check out thefigure version of each character. Put them inside the roomto explore the mischievous personality of each Minion. Create inventions with Kevin in the lab orpop Stuart in his bedroom. Thenrebuild Kevin into Bob with his kung fu playset.

• A creative building set that lets Minions fans build their favorite Minion character. Kids canbuild both Kevin and Stuart, and then rebuild Kevin into Bob.
• Once the character is built, the fun goes on. Kids will love seeing the eyes turn. Then they can explore the intricate room playset inside, using the fun accessories to create their own Minion stories.
• Inspired by the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie, kids can explore kung fu with Bob, build inventions with Kevin or let Stuart take a nap in his bedroom.
• Makes a great birthday present for kids aged 8 and up who love Minions toys. After playing with their creation, kids will love putting their models on display.
• Each brick-built LEGO® Minion measures over 3” (9cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide. Kevin is over 5” (15cm) tall, Stuart is 5” (14cm) tall and Bob is 4” (12cm) tall, making them ideal for playand display.
• Powered by kids’ imaginations! No batteries are needed with this Minionsbuilding toy for kids.
• With Instructions PLUS, even younger builders can enjoy a sense of achievement from building independently.
• Each LEGO® Minions set encourages creative fun as children role-play scenes from the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie.
• LEGO® building bricks meet the highest industry standards, plus the LEGO Group’s own quality criteria.This ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time.
•LEGO® Minions bricks and pieces are thoroughly tested to make sure every playset meets the highest global safety standards.

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LEGO Ideas Retro Bowling Alley Achieves 10,000 Supporters

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The Retro Bowling Alley by Astronaut Avila is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project was created to complement the Downtown Diner (10260) and it features a classic style bowling alley with four lanes and a detailed kitchen. It also proposes six minifigures to go along with it.

The project joins Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane, Tesla Cybertruck, Untitled Goose Game, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Train Station: Studgate, SpaceX Falcon 9 (Saturn V Scale), and Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini as the projects to reach the First 2020 Review Stage.

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LEGO Star War The Mandalorian Set Pre-Orders on [email protected]

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In a surprise this morning, LEGO revealed the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets and in an even better surprise, you can now pre-order both sets on [email protected] LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child (75317) will be available on August 1 while the The Razor Crest (75292) will be available on September 1.


LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child (75317) – 295 pieces/$19.99

Build awesome LEGO BrickHeadz versions ofthe 2 most popular Star Wars: The Mandalorian characters!Strap a blaster rifle to The Mandalorian’s back and put a blaster pistol in this bounty hunter’s hand ready for battle. Create a hoverpram for the Child and adjust its ears for happy and sad expressions. Both construction models come with a baseplate so you can proudly display your creations.


The Razor Crest (75292) – 1,023 pieces/$129.99

Fly to the outer reaches of the galaxy in The Mandalorian’s armored transport shuttle, The Razor Crest! It’s got everything you need for a mission – a big cargo hold for carbonite bounty, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod…and even a bed to get some rest! When you land, grab the weapons and prepare for battle. Protect the Child and defeat Scout Trooper to prove you are the ultimate warrior!

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