Continuing on with my coverage of the 40th anniversary of the LEGO minifigure, we now turn our attention to the evolution of the minifigure. LEGO has sent over a number of images of various minifigures which show them as a prototype from the mid-to-late 1970s as well as the final products that were released in 1978. Some of these minifigures include the doctors, firefighters, spacemen, and police. We even get to see the old minifigures compared to some of the more recently released ones.
We’re getting ever so closer to the holiday season and a Russian Monobrand Store has revealed what appears to be an upcoming 2018 LEGO Christmas promotional set with the Christmas Carousel (40293). It is a Limited Edition set which is similar to the Christmas Train (40138) and Gingerbread House (40139) from 2015, the Snowglobe (40223) from 2016, and the Nutcracker (40254) from 2017. As seen from the images, the Carousel can be rotated using a simple gear mechanism.
There’s no word yet on when it will be available but I believe it will be in November when the Christmas promotional sets show up on the Store Calendar. The purchase limit will most likely be with $99 or more at LEGO Brand Stores and on [email protected]
Probably the most interesting promotion from the October 2018 LEGO Store Calendar is the Minifigure Collector Frame. You can get it for free with purchases of $75 or more from October 15-31, while supplies last. This is the not the first minifigure frame because we’ve already gotten one for Marvel Super Heroes (853611) and The LEGO Batman Movie (853638) but this free promo version is an unbranded one.
The Minifigure Collector Frame has a printed 2×2 LEGO tile but it also includes a minifigure with a white tanktop with a stud muffin and an inflatable duck float which is the same as the one for Vacation Batman. Like with all minifigure frames, it fits 16 minifigures.
Five months after the Solo: A Star Wars Story was released in theaters, we’re finally getting the LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300) polybag in October. As we take a deeper look into some of the promotions from the October 2018 LEGO Store Calendar, the polybag will be available from October 1-14 with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $35 or more, while supplies last.
The reason for its unusually late release is that the polybag was believed to be a Toy R Us exclusive but as we all know by now, TRU has been closed for a few months and LEGO had to find a way to distribue the polybag. It has also been available at LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers for a few months now.
The October 2018 LEGO Store Calendar is available and we can now see some of the promotions and events that are happening during the month.
October 1-14: Free LEGO Star Wars Han Solo Mudtrooper (40300) with a LEGO Star Wars purchase of $35 or more, while supplies last.
October 2-3: VIP Monthly Mini Model Build is a Scarecrow.
October 15-31: Free Minifigure Collector Frame with purchases of $75 or more, while supplies last.
October 8-9: VIPs get Double Points on select sets at VIP.LEGO.com
October 1-November 4: Enter the All-Star Zone
October 15: Minifigure Swap Monday
October 20 & 27: LEGO Life Meeting
It’s technically September 1 over on the east coast and that means there are new LEGO sets available for purchase on LEGO [email protected]. The biggest highlight is the LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043). It goes for $399.99 and has 6,020 pieces. I’m still trying to get my review done on the set so stay tuned in the next few weeks for it.
Open the doors of this galactic 75213 LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar each day in December to discover themed LEGO minifigures, starships, vehicles and other collectibles. When you’ve opened all the doors, there’s even a foldout playmat with desert and ice-planet scenes for playing out epic Star Wars adventures. This great gift with 5 minifigures and 3 figures is the perfect way for fans of all ages to get ready for the holidays.
Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO® Star Wars themed gifts.
LEGO® Star Wars Advent calendar features 5 minifigures and 3 figures.
Models include a landspeeder, The Arrowhead, Republic Fighter Tank, Naboo Starfighter, Twin-Pod Cloud Car, General Grievous’ Starfighter, Blaster Cannon, Delta-7 Jedi Starfighter, Imperial Troop Transport, TIE Fighter, AT-ACT, Zeta Class Cargo Shuttle and an Imperial Speeder Bike.
Characters include Rose, Rowan, General Merrick, Battle Droid, Death Trooper, Rathtar, Guavian Security Soldier and an IG-88 droid.
Weapons include a blaster pistol, 3 blaster rifles, 2 blasters and a Lightsaber.
Also includes a festive-themed moisture vaporator and a snowman, plus extra ammo studs.
Collect all the gifts and play out your own desert and ice-planet adventures on the included foldout playmat.
Ring in the holiday season with the fun 60201 LEGO® City Advent Calendar. There are 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the holiday season, including a space shuttle, race car, drone, robot, Christmas tree, monster truck and much more. This LEGO City set includes 5 LEGO minifigures and a dog figure.
-Includes 5 LEGO® minifigures (including Santa!) and a husky dog figure.
-Features 24 different items including vehicles, seasonal items and minifigures.
-Includes a chicken leg, 2 ice elements, 2 cupcakes and 4 cookies.
-Open a ‘door’ each day to reveal the day’s present.
-Collect all the minifigures to add to your sets.
-Celebrate the spirit of the season in LEGO® City with the newest, fun Advent Calendar.
Open the LEGO® Friends 41353 Advent Calendar each day in December to build a new decoration for your house or Christmas tree. This calendar has 24 secret compartments, each containing a buildable surprise, including decorations to represent each of the 5 friends from Heartlake City.
-Includes a Santa mini-doll figure plus 4 animal figures.
-Features 24 gifts, including a Christmas tree, candy cane, gingerbread man and a surprise to represent each of the 5 friends from Heartlake City.
-Open a new compartment each day and count down to Christmas with buildable gifts!
-Visit LEGO.com/friends to unlock more surprises on 25th December!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed the Season Pass content details for the upcoming LEGO DC Super-Villains Video Game. Included with the Season Pass are six Level Packs which include two Aquaman Movie Packs two Shazam! Movie Packs, one for Batman: The Animated Series, and one for Young Justice.
There are also four Character Packs which include a DC Super Villains: TV Series Pack and a DC Super Heroes: TV Series Pack that includes characters from Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Black Lightning. The other character packs will have characters from Justice League Dark and DC Films.
The LEGO DC Super-Villains Video Game Deluxe Edition costs $74.99 and it includes the Season Pass with the physical version having the Lex Luthor Superman LEGO minifigure while the digital version will get the early access to the Justice League Dark Character Pack.
LEGO® DC Super-Villains Season Pass Revealed
DLC Includes Aquaman and Shazam! Movie Level Packs and Favourite Characters and Locations from Across the DC Universe
LEGO DC Super-Villains Season Pass will provide players with exciting add-on game content inspired by a wide range of DC movies, live action and animated TV series, and comics.
The Season Pass will feature six Level Packs and four Character Packs, including two Aquaman Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film, Aquaman, in theaters nationwide on December 2 and two Shazam! Movie Level Packs inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Shazam! in theaters nationwide April 2019.
The DC Super Heroes TV Series Character Pack and DC Super-Villains TV Series Character Pack will add favorites from Warner Bros. Television, including DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Black Lightning TV series. Additional packs include the DC Films Character Pack, plus Batman: The Animated Series Level Pack and Young Justice Level Pack inspired by the Warner Bros. Animation series.
The Season Pass is part of the LEGO DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition which features the main game and immediate access to the DC Super Villains: TV Series Character Pack. An exclusive LEGO minifigure, Lex Luthor Superman, also comes with the physical version of the Deluxe Edition, while digital consumers will receive the Justice League Dark Character Pack, inspired by the comic book series Justice League Dark.
The Deluxe Edition is now available for pre-order at $74.99 and the Season Pass will be available separately at $14.99.