The new LEGO FORMA campaign is soon coming to an end on Indiegogo as there are only 15 days left in the campaign. As of this writing there are already 5,539 perks that have been claimed so far which is 1,107% over their original goal. The best deals are the Super Boxes which includes the base Koi Model (81000) as well as the three different skins, Shark (81001), Splash Koi (81002), and Ink Koi (81003). There are less than 600 Super Boxes left for the US market and 300 for the UK market. The LEGO FORMA campaign will end on November 6 and the sets will be delivered in January 2019.
Lars Silberbauer has announced that he has left The LEGO Group to join MTV Digital Studios as Senior Vice President. For the past seven years, Lars has been with LEGO and his most recent position was Senior Global Director of Social Media and Video. He was known for transforming LEGO social media presence from literally nothing to being one of the most successful ones on the web.
Back in 2014, Lars launched LEGO TV in 24 different markets and now the LEGO YouTube Channel gets more than a billion views a year. This is on top of the traffic that the LEGO Facebook Page gets which is approaching 13 million likes.
Huge news has come out of Target as they have uploaded the official images of the upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets. They were actually fairly hard to get I had to jump through several hoops to get them but they are public and can be easily found through the Target Registry App.
There are six sets in the wave, both minifigure scale and brick-built so there’s something for everyone. There are, however, some more or less popular characters that are not included like my main, Lucio. Hopefully there’s another wave so we can at least get the full roster lineup.
Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970) – 129 pieces/$14.99
Contains Tracer, Widowmaker
Hanzo vs. Genji (75971)- 197 pieces/$19.99
Contains Hanzo, Genji
Dorado Showdown (75972) – 419 pieces/$29.99
Contains Soldier 76, Reaper, McCree
D.Va & Reinhardt (75973) – 455 pieces/$39.99
Contains D.Va, Reinhardt
Bastion (75974) – 602 pieces/$49.99
Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975) – 730 pieces/$89.99
Contains Mercy, Winston, Pharah, Reaper
Here’s a nice surprise that has recently showed up on LEGO’s servers. The new 2018 LEGO Seasonal Reindeer Head Christmas Ornament (5005253) has been uploaded to the servers and that means more than likely the exclusive ornament will be a gift-with-purchase set this holiday season.
There are no details on the availability at this time it’s nice to see it return after taking a year off last year. We’ll most likely see how to get it when the December 2018 LEGO Store Calendar comes out in a few week. Below are my reviews of the LEGO Christmas ornaments from the previous years.
LEGO will be holding a signing event for the upcoming release of the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) this Saturday. On October 27 from 11am-3pm at the LEGO Brand Store at the Washington Square Shopping Center in Tigard, Oregon. This event allows you to meet both the fan designers of the set, Grant Davis and Jason Allemann, as well as purchasing the set a few days before the official release date on November 1.
A short while ago, Blizzard revealed the first official LEGO Overwatch set with the Omnic Bastion (75987). It is a Blizzard exclusive that will also be available at Blizzcon 2018 next month but you can now purchase it online at the Blizzard Gear Store. The set has 182 pieces and retails for $25 because it is exclusive to their store and probably won’t be available along with the upcoming full LEGO Overwatch launch.
A few months ago at San Diego Comic Con, we got our first look at one of the new late 2018 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets with the Spider Mech vs. Venom (76115) but now have official images of the whole wave including some LEGO Juniors sets as well. Over on Brickshop.nl, they have listed five new sets including the one mentioned before and there are some awesome new minifigures to collect. Check them out below.
Spider-Man Bike Rescue (76113)
Includes Carnage, Miles Morales, Spider-Man
Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler (76114)
Includes Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man, Vulture, Sandman
Spider Mech vs. Venon (76115)
Includes Venom, Ghost Spider, Aunt May, Spider-Man
Spider-Man Car Chase (76133)
Includes Green Goblin, Spider-Man
Spider-Man: Doc Ock Diamond Heist (76134)
Includes Spider-Man, Dock Worker, Doc Ock