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LEGO Creator Expert Horizon Express (10233) Revealed


**Updated 10/1/12 – LEGO has posted the Designer video of the Horizon Express on Facebook (See below)**

Today at LEGO Fan Weekend in Denmark, LEGO revealed the first set of their LEGO Creator Expert theme, the Horizon Express (10233). The set contains 1351 pieces and retails for $129.99 and will be available January 2013. The Horizon Express contains 6 minifigures and has 3 train cars which you can make it remote controlled. How excited are you to add another train set to your LEGO collection?


Toys R Us Bricktober 2012 Promotions


Today, many AFOL sites were sent details about the promotions at this year’s Bricktober event at Toys R Us stores from The LEGO Community Team. Each week in October, for every purchase of $59.99 or more, you will receive a LEGO Vintage Minifigure Collection set as a gift. According to ObiSeanLegobi on Brickset, there will be a very limited supply at participating stores:

From a TRU source: Most stores will only get 10-20 Vintage minifigure sets, to be given out free (one per customer per day)

If you’re excited about that, there’s even more news for Bricktober. On October 20 from 12-2pm, there will be a LEGO Creationary Challenge, possibly for prizes. On October 27 also from 12-2pm, you can receive a free LEGO Monster Fighters promotional pack (5000644). Looks like it’s going to be pretty busy and expensive October at Toys R Us.

Celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores this October!
It’s time to celebrate Bricktober at participating Toys “R” Us® stores! This October, make a qualifying LEGO® purchase in a Toys “R” Us store and you’ll be able to take home an exclusive vintage minifigure collection! There are a total of four unique volumes; a different set available each week during October. Collect all 20 vintage minifigures!

Take a trip down memory lane with the opportunity to bring home four volumes of the vintage minifigure collection! Each collection features 5 unique and famous LEGO minifigures from the past. Venture into space with the astronaut, explore the Wild West with the cavalry colonel, sail the seven seas with the pirate, and even protect the castle with the brave knight! There are lots more classic minifigures ready to join your collection. These friendly, smiling characters have always made building fun! Quantities are limited and will only be available in October from participating Toys “R” Us stores. Please note that the exclusive vintage minifigure collection is only available in participating stores during the month of October while supplies last. A qualifying purchase is required and this product is not available for individual purchase.


LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3920) Available at Toys R Us


Over on Brickset, forum member davetheoxygenman, took a picture of the new LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey board game at his Toys R Us and is priced at $34.99. That might not be the price at other locations since TRU marks up their prices. The set contains 394 pieces and has four minifigures: Gandalf the Grey, Dwalin, Fili, and Kili. Below is the description of the board game on Brickipedia:

The world of The Hobbit comes alive in a whole new way with this fun LEGO Board Game! Build the board yourself, then put your brain to the test to help find the missing dwarves in Hobbiton. In this cool twist on the classic memory game, you’ll use clues from beloved characters like Gandalf the Grey and the hobbits of the Shire to figure out the dwarves’ location.
The LEGO Board Game – The Hobbit features:

Includes 1 board game with play tiles, LEGO pieces, and a die
Construct the board yourself out of LEGOs
Challenge your memory skills to find the missing dwarves
Imaginatively immerse yourself in the world of The Hobbit
For 2 to 4 players


LEGO Winter Village Cottage (10229) Available For VIPs


Today, I’ve received an email from the LEGO VIP Program stating that the LEGO Winter Village Cottage (10229) is available early exclusively for VIP Members from September 24 to September 30 at the LEGO Store, [email protected], or phone orders. If you can wait a week, from October 1 to October 31, VIP Members can earn Double VIP points for every Winter Village Cottage purchased. The set contains 1490 pieces and retails for $99.99.


LEGO Lord of the Rings Video Game Villain Art


Wired.com has posted a picture of the villains that will be in the new LEGO Lord of the Rings video game. The image features Saruman, Lurtz?, some Uruk-hai, a Cave Troll, Shelob, the Witch-king of Angmar on a Fell Beast, the Eye of Sauron up top, the Balrog of Moria, and Ringwraiths. The game is set to be released a little more than a month away and if you pre-order at Gamestop, you can get the exclusive Elrond minifigure.


LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering (79003) Box Art


We’ve seen a picture of the of the new LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering set at San Diego Comic Con 2012, but today we get to see the box art for it. Lord of the Brick has posted an image of the Bag End with a very nice Lord of the Ring-ish background. The set retails for $59.99, intended for ages 9-14, and includes six minifigures: Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo Baggins, Balin, Bofur, Bombur, and Dwalin. The set is expected to be releasded December 1, 2012.

**Source: Lord of the Brick


LEGO 2013 Set List


Brickset has found a list on a German toy shop called Wurst of LEGO sets that will be coming out in 2013. It looks like it’s going to be a pretty expensive 2013 so far.

**Update 9/19/12: Updated to add more themes and set names. Source – Brickset**

LEGO Ninjago – Back in June, LEGO Community Coordinator Kevin Hinkle reported that LEGO Ninjago will be discontinued in 2013. The sets listed below might be some the last sets that you can buy from this popular theme. We’re not sure if there will be any more Ninjago sets after these.

LEGO Ninjago Kai’s Fire Robot (70500)
LEGO Ninjago Samurai Bike (70501)
LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Power Drill (70502)
LEGO Ninjago Golden Dragon (70503)
LEGO Ninjago Garmatron (70504)
LEGO Ninjago Temple of Light (70505)

LEGO Legends of Chima – In June, LEGO registered a couple of trademarks called LEGO Legends of Chima and Speedorz. This news set the LEGO community into a frenzy. This theme has been rumored to be the one to replace the discontinuing LEGO Ninjago theme in 2013. There have been pictures floating around the web of what Legends of Chima look like:

a series called Chima (imagine Animal heads like Cats, Lions, alligators, Eagles, Dogs, but with cool scars and minifig bodies, and they have Ripcords instead of Spinners.

LEGO Legends of Chima Razcals Raven Glider (70000)
LEGO Legends of Chima Crawleys Reptile Grabber (70001)
LEGO Legends of Chima Lennoxs Lion-Buggy (70002)
LEGO Legends of Chima Eris Eagle Jet (70003)
LEGO Legends of Chima Wakz Wolf tracker (70004)
LEGO Legends of Chima Lavals Lion-Quad (70005)
LEGO Legends of Chima Craggers Croc-Boat Center (70006)
LEGO Legends of Chima Razars Chi Raider (70012)
LEGO Legends of Chima Equilas Ultra Striker (70013)
LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz FireRing (70100)
LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Disc Shooting (70101)
LEGO Legends of Chima Chi-Waterfall (70102)
LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Boulder Bowling (70103)
LEGO Legends of Chima Jungle Gates (70104)
LEGO Legends of Chima Nest Jump (70105)
LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Ice Tower (70106)
LEGO Legends of Chima Starter Set Chi Tournament (70113)
LEGO Legends of Chima Ultimate Tournament (70115)

LEGO City – There will be more police and fire sets. That’s pretty much it so far.

LEGO City Fire Motorcycle (60000)
LEGO City Fire Department (60001)
LEGO City Fire Truck (60002)
LEGO City Firefighters (60003)
LEGO City Fire Headquarters (60004)
LEGO City Fire Boat (60005)
LEGO City Police Quad (60006)
LEGO City Police Chase (60007)
LEGO City Museum Robbery (60009)
LEGO City Fire Helicopter (60010)

LEGO Friends

LEGO Friends Andreas Jet-Ski (41000)
LEGO Friends Mia’s Magic Show (41001)
LEGO Friends Emma’s Karate Course (41002)
LEGO Friends Olivia’s Foal (41003)
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Grand Entrance (41004)
LEGO Friends Heartlake Pet Salon (41007)
LEGO Friends Large Swimming Pool (41008)
LEGO Friends Soccer Training with Stephanie (41011)

LEGO Star Wars – The Rancor Pit. Need I say more?

LEGO Star Wars Republic vs. Sith Troopers Battle Pack (75000)
LEGO Star Wars Clone Troopers vs. Droidekas Battle Pack (75001)
LEGO Star Wars AT-RT (75002)
LEGO Star Wars A-Wing Starfighter (75003)
LEGO Star Wars Z-95 Headhunter (75004)
LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit (75005)
LEGO SW Planets Series 3 Kamino & Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfigher (75006)
LEGO SW Planets Series 3 Coruscant & Republic Assault Striker (75007)
LEGO SW Planets Series 3 Asteroid Field & TIE Bomber (75008)
LEGO SW Planets Series 4 Hoth & Snowspeeder (75009)
LEGO SW Planets Series 4 Endor & B-Wing Starfighter (75010)
LEGO SW Planets Series 4 Aldeeran & Tantive IV (75011)
LEGO Star Wars BARC Speeder (75012)
LEGO Star Wars Umbaran MHC (Mobile Heavy Cannon) (75013)

LEGO Super Heroes – At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, LEGO revealed the new minifigures for the LEGO Super Heroes sets.

LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Arctic Batman vs. Mr.Freeze – Aquaman on Ice (76000)
LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Batman vs. Bane – Chase with Tumbler (76001)
LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Superman Metropolis Showdown (76002)
LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Superman Battle of Smallville (76003)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man – Hunting with Spider-Cycle (76004)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man – Mission at Daily Bugle (76005)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Extremis (76006)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man Malibu Mansion (76007)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man vs Mandarin (76008)
LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes Superman: Black Zero Escape (76009)

LEGO Lone Ranger – Last week, we reported that LEGO will be releasing LEGO Lone Ranger sets to tie in with the new movie due out next summer. There are no names or descriptions for the sets yet, only the set numbers.

LEGO The Lone Ranger (79106)
LEGO The Lone Ranger (79107)
LEGO The Lone Ranger (79108)
LEGO The Lone Ranger (79109)
LEGO The Lone Ranger (79110)
LEGO The Lone Ranger (79111)

LEGO Galaxy Squad – From what I’ve read, the LEGO Alien Conquest theme was discontinued to make way for the new LEGO Galaxy Squad theme. There’s not much information about this theme except it may be based around bugs according to Brickipedia.

LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Swarmer (70700)
LEGO Galaxy Squad Swarm Interceptor (70701)
LEGO Galaxy Squad Warp Stinger (70702)
LEGO Galaxy Squad Space Mantis (70703)
LEGO Galaxy Squad Vermin Vaporizer (70704)
LEGO Galaxy Squad Bug Obliterator (70705)

LEGO Hero Factory – This popular theme also returns in 2013 with a few more sets.

LEGO Hero Factory Furno XL (44000)
LEGO Hero Factory Pyrox (44001)
LEGO Hero Factory Rocka (44002)
LEGO Hero Factory Scarox (44003)
LEGO Hero Factory Bulk (44004)
LEGO Hero Factory Bruizer (44005)
LEGO Hero Factory Breez (44006)
LEGO Hero Factory Ogrum (44007)

LEGO Creator

LEGO Creator Mini Racing Car (31000)
LEGO Creator Mini Jet (31001)
LEGO Creator Racing Car (31002)
LEGO Creator Red Helicopter (31003)
LEGO Creator Eagle (31004)
LEGO Creator Saddle Tractor (31005)
LEGO Creator Sports Car (31006)
LEGO Creator Power Robot (31007)
LEGO Creator Power Jet (31008)
LEGO Creator Country Home (31009)

LEGO Technic

LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer (42000)
LEGO Technic Hovercraft (42002)
LEGO Technic Mini Backhoe (42004)
LEGO Technic Crawler Excavators (42006)
LEGO Technic Moto-Cross Bike (42007)
LEGO Technic Action Race Buggy (42010)
LEGO Technic Action Racing Car (42011)

LEGO Bricks & More

LEGO Bricks & More – Monster trucks, with 3 figs and 3 trucks (10655)
LEGO Bricks & More – Princess, with princess usable for castle, pink castle and new brown horse (10656)
LEGO Bricks & More – Construction Site (10657)
LEGO Bricks & More – Firetruck, with fireman and dog (10661)