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LEGO Reveals at 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair

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The 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair has kicked off today and our colleagues over at Zusammengebaut has given live updates of some of the summer 2019 LEGO sets that we could expect to see later this year. As usual, photography is not allowed but there are a number of LEGO sets and prices from a variety of themes that we can discuss. Everything is loosely translated from German but we get an idea of what they are. I’ll update as more information comes in.

Some things to note that were not seen at Nuremberg were LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Toy Story 4, and LEGO BrickHeadz.


Architecture

-Trafalgar Square (21045) – 79.99€
-Empire State Building (21046) – 99.99€

City

-Maintenance Mission Shuttle (60224) – 9.99€
-Rover Test Drive (60225) – 19.99€
-Mars Research Shuttle (60226) – 29.99€
-Moon Base (60227) – 49.99€
-Space Research Rocket Control Center (60228) – 99.99€
-Fire Truck (60231) – 19.99€
-Service Station (60232) (4+) – 39.99€
-Doughnut Shop Opening (60233) – 79.99€
-People Pack – Theme Park (60234) – 39.99€
-2019 LEGO City Advent Calendar (60235) – 19.99€

Collectable Minifigures

-Eighteen minifigure series coming in May – 3.99€ each
-Sixteen minifigure series coming in September – 3.99€ each

Creator

-Carousel (31095) – 49.99€
-Double Rotor Helicopter (31096) – 49.99€
-Townhouse and Pet Store (31097)- 79.99€

DC Super Heroes

-Batman and Robin vs. Mr. Freeze (76118) – 24.99€
-Batmobile: Joker Pursuit (76119) – 29.99€
-The Riddler Heist (76120) – 49.99€
-Batcave: Clayface Invasion (76122) – 99.99€
-Batman vs. The Riddler (76137) (4+) – 9.99€
-The Joker Escape (76138) (4+) – 39.99€

Friends

-Heartlake City Supermarket (41362) (4+) – 29.99€
-Mia’s Horse Transporter (41371) – 29.99€
-Stephanie’s Gymnastics Show (41372) – 39.99€
-Karaoke Pool Party (41374) – 49.99€
-Amusement Park (41375) – 129.99€
-Turtle Rescue (41376) – 19.99€
-Dolphin Rescue Submarine (41378) – 39.99€
-Heartlake City Restaurant (41379) – 59.99€
-Lighthouse (41380) – 59.99€
-Rescue Boat (41381) – 89.99€

Ninjago

-Cole Offroad Bike (70627) – 19.99€
-Attack of the Ice Samurai (70671) – 14.99€
-Fire Snake (70674) – 44.99€
-Lloyd’s Titan Mech (70676) – 69.99€
-Desert Glider (70677) – 129.99€
-The Ice Age Fortress (70678) – 99.99€

Overwatch

-Bike (75866)
-Set that probably includes Bastion (75867)

Star Wars

-Duel on Starkiller Base (75236) – 19.99€ – Includes Rey, Kylo Ren
-Endor Assault (75238) – 29.99€
-Hoth Shield Generator (75239) – 29.99€
-Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240) – 69.99€
-Echo Base (75241) – 59.99€
-Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242) – 29.99€
-Slave I 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)
-2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245) – 29.99€
-Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)
-Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)
-Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)
-Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

Technic

-Car Transporter (42096) – 2493 pieces
-Spider Crane (42097) – 920 pieces – 89.99€
-Extreme Off-Road Vehicle (42099) – 958 pieces – 229.99€ – Includes three motors and independent suspension for each wheel.
Liebherr 9800 (42100) – 4108 pieces – 449.99€ – Excavator that uses seven motors and features a new CONTROL+ electronic system.

The LEGO Movie 2

-70847 – 9.99€
-70848 – 19.99€
-70849 – 49.99€
-Shimmer & Shine Sparkle Spa! (70837) – 69.00€
-Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi So-Not-Evil Space (70838) – 99.99€
-The Rexcelsior (70839) – 139.99€

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LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition Sets Officially Announced

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LEGO Star Wars 20 Years

Today at the 2019 Nuremburg Toy Fair, LEGO has officially announced the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets that were teased earlier in the month on the overseas LEGO catalogs. These sets are to commemorate the LEGO Star Wars theme which started back in 1999. Each of the sets will feature an a classic LEGO Star Wars character in their original form along with an exclusive base with the 20 years logo.


LEGO Star Wars Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition (75243)

75243 – Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition
1007 pieces | Age 10+ 119.99 (USD) | 159.99 (CAD)

Build Boba Fett’s personal Slave I starship and travel with him through the LEGO Star Wars galaxy in search of fugitives! Grab the handle and fly him around. Pull the triggers to fire the spring-loaded shooters. Load Han Solo trapped in carbonite into the hold and deliver him to collect your payment. It’s another exciting day in the life of a bounty hunter!


LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition (75258)

75258 – Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition
279 pieces | Age 7+
29.99 (USD) | 39.99 (CAD)

Speed to victory in Anakin’s Podracer! Sit young Anakin Skywalker in the cockpit and lower his goggles ready for the race. Then fire up the huge engines, grab the play handle and zoom through the canyons of Tatooine… or your living room! With Anakin at the controls, victory is yours!


LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition (75259)

75259 – Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition
309 pieces | Age 7+
39.99 (USD) | 49.99 (CAD)

Sound the alarm, Echo Base is under attack! Win the Battle of Hoth with Luke and Dak Ralter in their amazing LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Speed over the ice and launch the spring-loaded shooters. Then fire the rear stud shooter and harpoon with string. On the ground, help the Rebel Trooper take aim and fire the gun tower stud shooter. Those Imperials must be defeated!


LEGO Star Wars Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)

75261 – Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition
250 pieces | Age 6+
29.99 (USD) | 39.99 (CAD)

Protect the Wookiee warrior with the armored Clone Scout Walker! Sit the Kashyyyk Trooper in the seat of the armored AT-RT Walker and stride in battle. Turn and fire the stud shooter before the Dwarf Spider Droid destroys the trench with its own stud shooter. The Clone Army must win at all costs!


LEGO Star Wars Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)

75262 – Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition
125 pieces | Age 6+
19.99 (USD) | 24.99 (CAD)

Deploy the troopers with the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Dropship! Load them onto the platform and store their stud blasters for the flight. Then sit the Shadow Trooper in the cockpit, fire up the engines and blast off for another exciting battle against the Rebels!

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LEGO DUPLO Celebrates 50 Years

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LEGO DUPLO 50th Anniversary

Today LEGO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the LEGO DUPLO line. A majority of you may have played with DUPLO while growing up and it’s an accomplishment that this theme has stood the test of time. LEGO has sent over a press release for the 50th anniversary of LEGO DUPLO has well as a couple of infographics about theme which you can check out below.

50 Years Young

Celebrating half a century of big building fun with LEGO®DUPLO®

BILLUND, January 29, 2019:Today we mark 50 years since theLEGO Group unveiled its inaugural large brick for small hands (yes that would be 1969) – the same year the first person set foot on the moon. You can decide which was the bigger moment for mankind (although could Apollo 11 be dismantled and rebuilt into a racing car?) but, either way, below are some highlightsfromhalf a century of big building fun.

Ludamus! A Latin origin
Did you know the nameDUPLO®derives from the Latin word ‘duplex’meaning double? The name first featured on two LEGO® DUPLO sets launched in 1969 – set no. 510 and no. 511 if you like specifics.

And did you know that LEGODUPLO bricks are twice the size of classic LEGO bricks on all dimensions? This is so all our bricks fit into the LEGO System in Play,but finding this 2:1 scale solution was no easy task.We tried both 4:1 and 3:1 scale before Godtfred Kirk Christiansen – second generation LEGO Group owner -in 1968 came up with the idea (during his sleep!) to hollow the studs on LEGO DUPLO bricks.This meant they could be combined with classic LEGO bricks, and thereby formedthe basis for safe andmore age-appropriate LEGO building experiences for the youngest children.

The building blocks of life
The urge to play is nature’s way of helping us make sense of the world. Through play we come to know what it means to belong, to be loved, and feel happiness.From birth to the age of four, children undergo intense neurological transformation. The most rapid period of learning and development a human being will ever experience takes place in those four yearsand by the end, a ‘blueprint’ has been drawn for the adults they will become.

That’s why all LEGO® DUPLO®products are carefully designed to inspire and helptoddlers unlock their full potential through creative, playful experiences that will further shape their future. Don’t just take our word for it. We asked over 9,000 parents around the world how they feelabout the LEGO System in Play in the LEGO Play Well Report, 2018; 94% say it stimulates their child’s imagination, 93% say it helps their child be creative, 91% say it helps their child learn and discover new things, and 84% say it helps their child develop life skills. Oh, and 91% also say it is a fun activity for the whole family!

A rabbit…and some friends
First conceivedin thelate 1970swhen Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen – third generation LEGO Group owner – decided to focus on LEGO DUPLO as a separate brand, the red LEGO® DUPLO® rabbit logo has taken pride of place on ourproduct packaging ever since. Of course, it’s had a few makeoversduring the yearslike any famous icon but, still, today the rabbit remains the symbol of the brand.

It has also since been joined by a host of other DUPLO animals – from horses, sheep and cows to elephants, lions and even dinosaurs. Not to mention the many different DUPLO figures that have launched over the years –farmersandpolicemen, doctors, cowboys, scientists, cheeky kids and hipster parents – there’s something to inspire every little builder’s imagination and help facilitate storytelling and role-play.

LEGO DUPLO 50th Anniversary

Product quality and safety
Our biggest inspiration and reason for being, children, are also our biggest concern. So, weare relentless in makingsure children can play safely and enjoy our products – indeed, it’s the most important thing for us. That’s why all our products meet or exceed the most stringent toy safety regulations globally.

Across our physical and digital play experiences we work from a safety-by-design approach, and age grade to ensure children have a fun time while being challenged at their appropriate level. Putting our products in the hands of the world’s most creative geniuses means they must withstand several experiences, and big feelings. From being bitten, dribbled on, thrown across the room in a tantrum, stepped on,or pulled in by determined young explorers.So, we have to be equally creative when it comes to testing our products – testing for how they’re meant to be used… and for how they’re most definitely not meant to be used!

Before you ask what these tests look like, why not let the experts give a sneak-peak here?

The next 50 years and beyond
If LEGO® DUPLO® was a person, it would probably be eyeing up those last few years of work and imagining a life of relaxation and retirement. But not a bit of it.

As play patterns become ever more fluid, products like the newDUPLO Steam and Cargo trainsarehelpingtoddlers move seamlessly between physical and digital play like never before, introducing little builders to early coding, colour recognition andaccompanying appsfull of fun activities -ALL with the key aim to encourage and enhance the physicalplay experience.

The brick is, and will always remain, our key contribution trough which we hope to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. And who knows how many new space explorers will be hatched from the LEGO DUPLO play world?

LEGO DUPLO 50th Anniversary

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) Review

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186)

Today, LEGO started a new promotion in stores and on [email protected] with the new LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) set. It consists of 153 pieces and you can get it for free with purchases of $88 or more, while supplies last. The box opens up from the front and you’re greeted with an embossed money envenlope, three un-numbered bags, and the instructions.

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) Promotion Now Live

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186)

The LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) promotion is now live on LEGO [email protected]. From now until February 7, you can get it for free with purchases of $88 or more, while supplies last.

This year, LEGO continues with the promotion for the Chinese Zodiac Animals with this year being the Pig for the upcoming Lunar New Year next week. Hopefully LEGO carries this type of promotion next year for the Year of the Rat. Please help support our site by using the links provided.

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Last Chance to Enter The LEGO Movie 2 Poster Giveaway

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The LEGO Movie 2

If you didn’t see this contest at the beginning of the month, this is the last reminder of The LEGO Movie 2 poster giveaway that I’m doing. You have until the end of the month to enter for a free theater-sized poster which is 27″x40″. I’ll be sending it out to five (5) people some time next month in a poster tube after the winners are chosen. Good luck to everyone!

Update: I’m not sure why the script isn’t working so I’ve added another day to the giveaway.

US RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE


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The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340) Polybag Review

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The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

If you went to the early screening of The LEGO Movie 2 yesterday, some theaters gave out a polybag along with your purchase which was Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340). It has 44 pieces and if you didn’t get one, they are available for purchase at Target and Walmart.

The Emmet minifigure shows him with his tattered uniform and he has a double-sided head with a happy expression on one side and an angry look on the other. This version of Emmet is also in Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix Workshop’ (70821).

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

The build is very simple and the result is of a heart. I didn’t go see the screening as I had a prior engagement before it was announced so I have no idea what the heart represents but I do have an idea.

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

The Emmet’s ‘Piece’ Offering (30340) polybag isn’t as cool as the other polybags for The LEGO Movie 2 but if you’re a collector and/or a completionist, you’ll probably want to pick this one up as well. Again, this polybag is also available at Walmart at the LEGO section and at Target either at the Valentine’s section or at the checkout lanes and is priced at $3.99.

The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet's 'Piece' Offering (30340)

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