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First Ever Life-Size & Drivable LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron Is A Pioneering Piece of Engineering and Design

Testament that with LEGO Technic you can build for real, this non-glued, fully-functional and self-propelled LEGO Technic model can fit two passengers inside and accelerate to over 20km/h.

Perfectly recreating the organic design lines of the world’s fastest production car – the iconic Bugatti Chiron – the LEGO Technic life-size model pushes the boundaries of what LEGO builders imagined was possible to build in LEGO elements.

The model is the first large scale movable construction developed using over 1,000,000 LEGO Technic elements and powered exclusively using motors from the LEGO Power Function platform. Packed with 2,304 motors and 4,032 LEGO Technic gear wheels, the engine of this 1.5 tonnes car is generating 5.3 horse power and an estimated torque of 92 Nm.

Equipped with a rear spoiler, speedometer, front and back-lights, detachable steering wheel and brake pedal, all fully functional and built of LEGO Technic elements, the model is a dream come true for any LEGO fan. Building it required the use of 339 types of LEGO Technic elements, and over 13,000 work hours of development and construction.

Building a one of a kind LEGO Technic life-size car is one part of the task. Testing if it can drive is another. And what better location than the same place where the real Chiron was first tested – Ehra Lessien proving ground in Germany – a unique facility built to handle speed.

One weekend afternoon, the LEGO model took off and accelerated to everyone’s joy and amazement. And while it may not match the original Bugatti Chiron’s mindboggling 420 km/h speed, the LEGO Technic’s power function motors have managed the impressive performance to propel it to a little over 20km/h – ultimately making the ‘Build for Real’ idea truly complete.

Andy Wallace – the driver behind the LEGO Technic Chiron – former racing driver with multiple wins of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, as well as many other races, and today official Bugatti pilot, said:

“When I first saw the LEGO Chiron, I was immediately impressed by the accuracy of the model and the minute attention to detail. In fact from about 20 metres away it’s not obvious that you are looking at a LEGO car. I can only imagine how much time and effort went into making this model.” “Driving the LEGO Chiron was a great experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. All those years ago I could never have imagined that one day I would actually drive a LEGO car!”

See more here – http://lego.build/forreal

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LEGO Star Wars Betrayal At Cloud City (75222) Officially Announced

Visit Bespin’s amazing metropolis in the sky—Cloud City!

Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. 

The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.

The 2,812 piece set will be available for LEGO VIP members starting on September 13 and to the general public on October 1. The suggested retail price is $349.99.

– Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.

– Section 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.

– Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and 2 chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.

– Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.

– Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and 2 stud shooters.

– New minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.

– Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.

– Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.

– Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.

– Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!

– Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.

– This amazing set is part of the LEGO® Star Wars Master Builder Series.

– Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.

– Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.

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The LEGO Book

Celebrate and explore the incredible story of the LEGO Group and its much-loved bricks, sets, minifigures, movies, games, and more with this updated and expanded edition.

Take a dazzling visual tour through all the groundbreaking moments in LEGO history, from the company’s humble beginnings in a carpenter’s workshop to the invention of the iconic LEGO brick and LEGO minifigure, through to the stunning toys, video games and movies of today, including LEGO Star Wars, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, and LEGO Dimensions. 

This special edition of The LEGO Book has been fully updated and expanded with the latest LEGO sets and fascinating facts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick and the 40th anniversary of the minifigure. Go behind the scenes to learn how LEGO bricks are made; find out how amazing fan creations become real-life LEGO sets, and marvel at how LEGO bricks made it to the computer screen and the big screen. The book comes with an exclusive 2×4 LEGO brick.

Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group, The LEGO Book is a treasure trove for LEGO fans of all ages.

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Barnes & Noble Announces LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Train Build Event At Select Stores Nationwide Saturday, August 4

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, announced that it will be hosting a LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Train build event at select stores nationwide on Saturday, August 4, at 2 PM, where customers will have the opportunity to build a mini Hogwarts train that they can take home with them. 

There are limited quantities available and select stores may require customers to sign up for the event in advance. Customers should contact their local store for details as soon as possible so they do not miss out on this exciting event!

A new line of LEGO Harry Potter products will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last, including LEGO Fantastic Beasts Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures and LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigures. The full list of new LEGO Harry Potter products that launch at Barnes & Noble on August 1 and will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last, will include the following:

– Hogwarts Express
– Aragog’s Lair
– Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures
– LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigures
– Hogwarts Great Hall
– Grindelwald’s Escape
– Hogwarts Whomping Willow

The event continues Barnes & Noble’s 20th anniversary celebration of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States, and also will include 20 Years of Magic event kits featuring cool giveaways.

In addition, customers will receive 25% off all Harry Potter paperbacks, including the new books featuring Brian Selznick’s artwork, in-store and online through August 6.

Customers are encouraged to share pictures of the event on their social media channels using the hashtags, #BNHarryPotter20 and #BNLEGOBuild.

For more information, customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator or speak with one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store.

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LEGO Announces 6,000+ Piece Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Set

Make the magic come alive at the LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle!

 

This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow and Hagrid ́s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.

– Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.

– Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.

– Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts Castle, hut of Hagrid, Whomping Willow tree and 5 boats.

– Hogwarts Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with theGriffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.

– Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.

– The Whomping Willow includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.

– Also includes 5 buildable boats.

– Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts professors and students!

– Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!

– Attend a Defense Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!

– Climb the moving staircase!

– Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.

– Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff ́s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.

– Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts statue.

– Hogwarts Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.

The 6,020 piece set will be released on September 1, 2018 and retail for $399.99.

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LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5

                   

Uncover the secrets of the Bond… James Bond Aston Martin DB5!Experience the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with a wealth of sophisticated details and 007 gadgetry, including rotating license plates, ejector seat, tire scythes and front wing machine guns. 

Get a license to build with the awesome LEGO Creator Expert 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. This impressive replica model captures the elegance and timeless sophistication of Agent 007’s iconic 1964 sports car, and comes with a wealth of authentic details and functioning gadgetry.

Open the doors and you’ll discover a detailed interior with a concealable tracking computer and a door compartment containing a telephone. And when it’s time for action, activate the passenger ejection seat, turn the rotating license plates, raise the rear-window bullet shield, deploy the wheel-mounted tire slashers and pull back the stick shift to reveal the front-wing machine guns.This collectible model car also features a detailed straight-6 engine, drum lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, molded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts and front and rear Aston Martin logos. The model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia—a must-have for fans of the Aston Martin DB5, James Bond movies and LEGO building sets.

            

– Authentic replica of the world-famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sports car, featuring a classic design with drum lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, molded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts, opening trunk, hood and doors, and a wealth of James Bond gadgetry, including a working ejection seat, rotating license plates, rear-window bullet shield, front-wing machine guns and wheel mounted tire slashers.

– This LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 model also features opening doors and a detailed interior with a concealable tracking computer and door compartment with telephone.

– Lift the hood to check out the straight-6 engine detailing.

– Pull back the rear bumper to eject unwelcome passengers.

– Rotate the license plates, raise the rear-window bullet shield and deploy the wheel-mounted tire scythes

– Pull back the stick shift to reveal the front-wing machine guns.

– Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

– 1,290 pieces

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.lego.com for $149.99 from August 1, 2018 (LEGO VIP Availability July 18).

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LEGO Ideas Voltron

Let’s go Voltron force in LEGO style!

Build 5 awesome lions and get ready to form LEGO Ideas 21311 Voltron—the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! Activate interlocks! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Megathrusters are go! Form feet and legs with the blue and yellow lions. Form arms with the red and green lions. And form torso and head with the mighty black lion. Then grab the super robot’s huge sword and shield and form Voltron to defend the universe!

It’s time to defend the universe so get ready to form LEGO Ideas 21311 Voltron, the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! This awesome set features buildable and highly posable black, blue, yellow, red and green lions with specially designed, extra-strong joints to combine them all and create the Voltron super robot, plus a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands. Ideal for display or to recreate thrilling action from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.

The LEGO Ideas Voltron set will be available starting on July 23 for VIP Early Access and on August 1 for the general public. The 2,321 piece set will retail for $179.99.

– Features 5 buildable and posable lions that can be transformed and combined to create the giant Voltron super robot.
– Play with the lions individually or combine them using extra-strong joints to form Voltron—the black lion forms the head and torso; the red and green lions form the arms; and the yellow and blue lions form the legs.
– Pose the head, shoulders, arms and wrists of Voltron (legs are not posable).
– Also includes a sword and shield (each with silver-colored elements) that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands.
– Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator and super force of LEGO designers.
– Display or play out exciting stories from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.
– Voltron measures over 15” (40cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide.
– Black lion measures over 6” (17cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.
– Yellow and blue lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
– Green and red lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
– Voltron’s sword measures 11” (29cm) long.
– Voltron’s shield measures 6” (16cm) in diameter.

 

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LEGO Announces Powered Up App-Controlled Batmobile

Speed to Gotham City crime scenes with the motorized LEGO DC Super Heroes 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile. This cool vehicle features 2 motors powered by a Bluetooth-controlled battery hub, an opening minifigure cockpit, 4-wheel drive and 2 dual stud shooters. Simply download the app to control the vehicle from your smartphone or tablet. This set also includes a new-for-August-2018 Batman minifigure.

The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile, created for children 8 years of age and older, combines LEGO building and remote-control car play. It is the first codeable and programmable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable via smart device. Users can steer the Batmobile using one of two preset remote-control interfaces or personalize their experience through a customizable interface. With the interface unlocked, users move sliders, buttons and other elements to customize the remote control to their liking. Through a coding canvas that will be introduced later this year, users can code and re-code speed, direction, sound and duration to program various movements and stunts and create their own unique driving experiences.

The LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile will launch August 1 with the suggested retail price of $99.99 and includes 321 pieces, two motors and a battery hub. The Powered Up App works on phones and tablets running iOS 8.0 and up or Android 5.0 and up.

-Includes a new-for-August-2018 Batman minifigure.
-This motorized Batmobile toy features 2 motors powered by a Bluetooth-controlled battery hub, an opening minifigure cockpit, 4-wheel drive and 2 dual stud shooters.
-Includes 11 new-for-August-2018 Bat weapons and elements to customize your build and minifigure.
-Press down on the roof to turn it on and off.
-Control the Batmobile via the app on your smartphone or tablet.
-Download the app from the App Store and Google Play. 
-This product requires batteries (not included). 
-Designed for indoor use only.
-Batmobile measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes SDCC 2018 Aquaman and Storm (75996) Revealed

LEGO has revealed another San Diego Comic Con 2018 exclusive set with the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Aquaman and Storm (75996). It has 197 pieces and will retail for $40.

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LEGO SDCC Exclusive Millennium Falcon Cockpit From Solo: A Star Wars Story

LEGO has announced their first special, limited edition 2018 exclusive available to purchase at San Diego Comic Con; the Millennium Falcon cockpit from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The 203-piece brick set reproduces the cockpit of the Falcon featured in the film, along with mini-figs of Chewbacca and Han Solo. 

The mini-set will retail for $40. 

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