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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Premiering On Cartoon Network


Over on StarWars.com, you can watch a trailer of a new TV special premiering on Cartoon Network called LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. TVGuide.com has the following description of the show:

New celebrity Luke begins a secret mission but is thwarted by his fans; Darth Vader clashes with Darth Maul.

This will be the second LEGO Star Wars cartoon to air on Cartoon Network with LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace airing last summer and it ended up being the #1 show of the week. The Empire Strikes Out will air Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and repeat throughout the weekend.

Get your lightsabers ready because a brand new LEGO Star Wars special is coming to Cartoon Network. Your favorites are back and even though it’s just moments after the Death Star has exploded, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the rest of the Rebel Alliance’s heroes have no time to rest on their laurels.


Nintendo Wii U LEGO City: Undercover Exclusive Minifigure


Back in June of this year, Nintendo announced LEGO City: Undercover for the Nintendo Wii U. Recently, there was a video of Satoru Shibata, President of Nintendo Europe, describing the game and some of the features. At 33:09 of the video, Shibata reveals the limited-edition exclusive Chase McCain minfigure which will be included when you pre-order LEGO City: Undercover on GameStopicon or Amazon. The game will be released on November 18, 2012. Below is the video as well as the trailer for the upcoming game.


LEGO Legends of Chima Minifigure Shown on Amazon


Another image has appeared on the web for the new LEGO Legends of Chima theme. This time, Amazon has a listing on the cover of the LEGO Amazing Minifigure Ultimate Sticker Collection that will be released on January 2013. The minifigure on the bottom right appears to be one of the cat head minifigs which has what looks to be a molded cape.

The newest LEGO® minifigures come to life in this ultimate sticker collection

All the newest LEGO minifigures in one collection! LEGO® Amazing Minifigure Ultimate Sticker Collection is an incredible super-sized sticker book, packed with colourful images and over 1,000 reusable, easy-peel stickers.

A delight for young LEGO fans and budding minifigure collectors, meet Ninja and Pharaohs, forest police and monsters, as well as all the latest licensed characters, including Jedi, super heroes, space rangers, orcs – all from the wonderful world of LEGO in LEGO® Amazing Minifigure Ultimate Sticker Collection.

Via Brickset


LEGO Lone Ranger Coming In 2013?


This is speculation but Klaus-Dieter over on Eurobricks has reported that LEGO will be releasing sets tying in with the new Lone Ranger movie by Disney starring Armie Hammer and and Johnny Depp. LEGO fans have been waiting over a decade for a new Western themed set, which last came out in 2002, and now they might have the chance to get some in April of next year. Because the LEGO Lone Ranger will be themed sets, the minifigures will be fleshed colored instead of the normal yellowed colored minifigs. See below for the post by Klaus:

For the Western fans amongst us, I have good and bad news concerning next year:
The good news is that there finally will be a new Western theme which shall be out in April 2013. There will be one huge set, three medium sized sets and two small sets. Regrettably I don’t more since there were only empty boxes painted in the retailer’s catalogue.
The imo bad news is that it will be licensed – namely based on the new Walt Disney movie “Lones Rider”.

Also remember that mb_bricks achieved 10000 supporters for his Modular Western Town on LEGO CUUSOO which is currently under review. Hopefully these themes won’t be conflicting because both have the potential to be some great themes. Stay tuned for more details of the LEGO Lone Ranger theme.

Via Brick Fanatics


LEGO Legends of Chima Pictures Leaked


As you may have seen, there are some leaked pictures swirling around the web of pictures of the new LEGO Legends of Chima coming out sometime next year. The pictures are found on an eBay listing that ended July 15th. Two of the four pictures in the listing are marked “Confidential” and “Not to be copied or disclosed” and we here at The Brick Fan will be adhering to the wishes of The LEGO Group.

From what I see in the listing, it looks like that will be the theme that will be replacing Ninjago. There are spinners, animal head figures, and lots of weapons. A poster by the name of pezdez on the Brickset forums states that:

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.

So far, there are mixed reactions about the Legends of Chima. Considering these are pre-production pictures, I’m holding off any opinions about the theme until an official comment from LEGO comes out in the near future.


Purchasing and Investing LEGO with BrickPicker


Everything that is collectible has value. If you’ve ever bought LEGO sets before or looking into purchasing your first LEGO set, there is the retail price for the set and there is also the current value of the sets in the secondary market. How do you find the prices of the sets? You can either check Bricklink, Amazon, or eBay to find what other people are selling the sets for, which is pretty time consuming.

This is where BrickPicker comes in. This FREE service allows you to see what your “BrickFolio” is worth according to eBay using Terapeak. Brickpicker tracks the value of your collection by comparing the purchase price to the current price whether the sets or in new or used condition. You can also see the pricing trends of the sets and determine if they are a good buy or you should hold off in purchasing them. There is also a chance to win some BrickMaster Star Wars sets by doing things on the site earning BrickPoints.

If you want to see how much your LEGO sets are worth, head over to BrickPicker and set up your BrickFolio today.


LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House (10228) Review


Artifex Creation has created a nearly 10 minute video of the new LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House (10228). If you have seen Artifex’s stop motions and animations before, you know that they do high quality reviews and animations of many LEGO sets. At the end of the video, they have also added their own touch to the set by adding lights to the Haunted House which you can purchase on their site.