2016 LEGO Ideas Sets Retiring Soon

2017 is quickly coming to an end and to make way for some of the upcoming LEGO Ideas sets including Ship In A Bottle: The Flagship Leviathan, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, and Tron Legacy Light Cycle, LEGO will soon be retiring some of the current ones that are still on store shelves. LEGO didn’t mention when they would be retired but it’s possible that it could be by the end of this year or early next year.

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More Rumors of LEGO Harry Potter 2018 Sets

Way back in August, I talked about a rumor that LEGO Harry Potter may be coming back in 2018. It looks like there are some new rumors the past few days that have popped up regarding LEGO Harry Potter. It seems that we’ll be getting five sets in total, three for the Harry Potter franchise and two for Fantastic Beasts. There’s no details whether it will be for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald or not but it seems that would be logical since it will be in theaters in November.

I’ve also talked about a LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures line a few months ago and I’ve heard rumblings that it might be an August 2018 release. Supposedly this CMF line encapsulates The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which basically means that everyone and everything is game. Who doesn’t want a Dudley Dursley minifigure?

As always, none of the above is confirmed until they are officially announced by LEGO but the rumors seem to gain steam with every passing day.


LEGO BrickHeadz SDCC 2017 Spider-Man & Venom (41497) Giveaway

LEGO BrickHeadz SDCC 2017 Spider-Man & Venom

Christmas went by just like that and I hope everyone got what they wished for. As a late present to you guys, here’s a post-Christmas giveaway for one copy of the LEGO BrickHeadz SDCC 2017 Spider-Man & Venom (41497). I was fortunate enough to get a few sets during San Diego Comic Con this past summer. The method I’ll be using for the giveaway is the same one that I’ve been using which is by Rafflecopter. It’s simple to use and there’s no post sharing because I know that gets annoying but if you want to share, feel free to do so. The giveaway will run until January 1, 2018 and I’ll choose a winner shortly after.


LEGO Star Wars Summer 2018 Rumored Set Details

LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059)

The LEGO sets for the first half of 2018 may not even be released where you are yet but there are already some details of the LEGO Star Wars summer 2018 sets. We know that LEGO like to update previously released sets and it looks like they will be doing some more of that next year.

Jedi & Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75206)
Star Wars 2018 Advent Calendar (75213)
Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter (75214)
X-Wing Starfighter (75215)
Sandcrawler (75220)
Super Battle Droid (75538)
501st Legion Clone Trooper & AT-RT Walker (75539)

For the 2018 Advent Calendar, some of the minifigures that are reported to be in it include Antoc Merrick, Rose Tico, Rowan Freemaker, and a Guavian Death Gang soldier. Some of the mini-builds include a Snowman, Luke’s Landspeeder, AT-ACT, Naboo Starfighter, First Order TIE Fighter, Moisture Vaporator, Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter, and a Rathtar.

Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter include minifigures of Anakin and R2-D2.

The new X-Wing Starfighter has two pilots and two astromech droids.

The Sandcrawler will be a regular sized set and includes two Jawas, Luke Skywalker, and three different droids.

The last two sets on the list are some new buildable constraction figures.


Merry Christmas!

We here at The Brick Fan would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We all celebrate in our own ways but the most important thing it is to spend it with your loved ones. I hope that Santa got you all the LEGO you wished for this year and more. Stay safe out there and have a happy holidays!


LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up (40253) – Day 24

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up (40253)

For the final day of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up (40253), we have someone that is synonymous with the holiday but does it live up to expectations. The build is the jolly man himself but he looks very weird. I do like that the build uses a white croissant piece for the moustache but that’s about it. The face is able to swivel and he seems to be slumping over just a bit. It’s unfortunate that the last build for the set is somewhat of a letdown especially from yesterday’s build. It probably would’ve been better if they were switched.

I’ll have a wrap-up post about the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up tomorrow to fully close out this set.

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up (40253) - Day 24

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Build Up (40253) - Day 24


Top 10 LEGO 2017 Sets

It’s that time of the year where I list my top 10 LEGO sets of 2017. According to Brickset, there were 835 LEGO products that were released this year and choosing only ten of them will provide somewhat difficult as there are so many choices. Although the list consists of mostly Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) sets, there are also a couple of surprise entries as well. Keep in mind that this is my personal list and may differ from your list.

10. LEGO Star Wars BB-8 (75187)

The pseudo-UCS set, the BB-8 is scaled very well to the UCS R2-D2 (10225) and it even has the plaque that is synonymous with UCS sets. Although it’s not considered UCS, it does look great and comes in at a great price.

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9. LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)

Usually LEGO changes a lot of things when a LEGO Ideas project becomes an official set but they stayed true to the original design that Robert Bontenbal had. It looks realistic and the color scheme is very eye-pleasing. Check out my review of the set here.

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8. LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144)

The UCS Snowspeeder is a good set compared to last year’s Assault on Hoth as it went back to its roots of a detailed model instead of a playset. Read my review here.

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7. LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

The fairground subtheme for the LEGO Creator line gets an expansion with the Carousel. The vibrant colors of it combined with the play features makes it one of the best sets for 2017. Check out my review of it here.

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6. LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

Everyone I’ve talked to who owns this highly elusive set loves everything about it. It is no doubt a showcase set and it sets the standard for future large scale LEGO Ideas sets.

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5. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612)

I absolutely love the look of TLNM Green Ninja Mech Dragon. The organic look of it in the particular color scheme makes it a definite winner for me. It’s still one of the sets I still have built after I’ve done my review of it.

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4. The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922)

The main thing here that fans will like about The Joker Manor is the new roller coaster system that LEGO has introduced with this set. Most likely, LEGO will reuse this system to create a fully functional Creator amusement park set in the future. Besides the track, there are also lots of details throughout the set including some exclusive minifigures as well. Read up on my review of the set here.

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3. LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255)

With 2017 being the 10th year anniversary of the LEGO Creator Modular line, LEGO released the Assembly Square to celebrate the event. A lot of the details that it has harks back to some of the previous modular buildings that LEGO has previously released.

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2. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620)

Ninjago City is absolutely a gorgeous set that is jam packed with details and play features. It gives off sort of a cyberpunk feel to it as well which I also appreciate. The only bummer about it is the amount of stickers it has. Check out my lengthy review of the set here.

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1. LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

There was no doubt that the number one choice on my list would be the new UCS Millennium Falcon. I’m sure others feel the same way as well. It makes a surprising/not surprising return a decade after the original one was released. Whether you see it from far away or close up, there are lots of details to admire on the ship. Is it worth spending the $800 that LEGO is asking for it? Definitely. You can probably tell by how fast LEGO sells out of it whenever it comes back in stock. I’ll have my review of the set out before the end of the year.

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