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LEGO Announces Batman’s 1989 Batmobile To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary of The Iconic Film

Celebrate  the  30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman movie with the incredible LEGO 1989 Batmobile launching on Black Friday. 

The Batmobile comes packed full of authentic features from the classic 1989 movie. The 1989 Batmobile is built from over 3,300 pieces, measuring over 23” long and sits on a rotating display plate. The sleek design makes this set a highly rewarding build that is perfect  for  displaying  at  home.  

This LEGO set includes three new-for-2019 minifigures: Batman with a new and unique cape, The Joker, with a new face and torso decoration and Vicki Vale featuring a brand new torso and legs. 

The  1989  Batmobile  comes  with  a  new-for-2019  wraparound  windshield  element  and decorative grappling hooks on both sides of the vehicle. Place the Batman minifigure into the car by opening the slide-open cockpit before turning the car’s turbine exhaust to make the two machine  guns  hidden  under  the  hood  pop  up. The  Batmobile  comes  with  detailed  Bat emblems on the wheel trim and a set of specially designed tires for the front wheels. 

  

The  1989  Batmobile  is  launching  as  part  of  LEGO  Black  Friday  events and  those  who purchase  the  set  between  November29th and  December 5th will  receive  an  exclusive  mini replica of the original model as a free gift available in limited quantities. 

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a rotating display stand, with an attached information plate detailing the cars statistics for easy viewing and a brick built minifigure display stand for the three minifigures. 

The 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” high, 23” long and 8” wide. The 3,306 piece set will retail for $249.99 and will be available directly from LEGO stores and LEGO.com on November 29th.

Features:

– This super-hero toy includes 3 new-for-November-2019 LEGO® minifigures: Batman (new torso decoration), The Joker (new face and torso decoration) and Vicki Vale (new torso and legs), plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.
– This LEGO brick version of the 1989 Batmobile features a slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, 2 hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the hood with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, 2 decorative grappling hooks, wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for the front wheels, batwings and other iconic design details.
– This LEGO set also includes a brick-built rotating display stand for the Batman toy car with an attached information plate with 1989 Batmobile statistics.
– Weapons include Batman’s Batarang and a gun and The Joker’s gun. – Accessories include Batman’s new-for-November-2019 cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit and Vicki Vale’s brick-built camera.
– This LEGO Batman model car kit for adults includes over 3,300 pieces and makes a wonderful nostalgic holiday gift or birthday present for any Batman fan.
– 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.

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LEGO Wooden Minifigure

Iconic Wooden Minifigure model for creative customization! Celebrate a true icon of play with this beautiful, posable LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure (853967). 

A 5:1 upscaled version of the classic minifigure, it is carved out of oak and has adjustable plastic hands. It is presented in a premium gift box with a leaflet featuring inspirational ideas for owners to customize the model in their own ways, plus instructions to build 5 cute items using the included LEGO bricks.

   

Available directly from select LEGO Stores and LEGO.com on November 3rd, 2019 for $119.99.

– A beautiful, 5:1 upscaled, posable wooden version of the classic LEGO minifigure introduced to LEGO sets in 1978, for display as it is or for ‘make-it-your-own’ customization.
– Reflecting LEGO origins as a producer of handmade wooden toys, this premium-quality model is handcrafted from FSC-certified oak, with adjustable plastic hands just like today’s LEGO minifigures.
– This set also includes a 28-page leaflet featuring the history of the minifigure and the development of this wooden model, plus inspiring examples of how LEGO creatives personalized their models.
– The leaflet also has instructions on how to build 5 fun little models for the minifigure to hold using the included 29 LEGO elements.
– Presented in a premium gift box, this set makes a fantastic birthday, Christmas or nostalgic present for LEGO fans and any creative person.
– Owners can unleash their creativity to dress up, paint or do whatever they want to customize the minifigure in unique ways and then show off their creations via social media using #LEGOOriginals
– Measures over 7” (20cm) tall, 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (8cm) deep.

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LEGO Typewriter

Steve Guinness‘ created this concept for a typewriter that is made entirely from LEGO bricks.

The realistic looking model has now achieved the 10,000 votes required to consider it for production. The design features a working mechanism, driven by a hand crank. Here’s hoping LEGO decides to make it.

More info HERE.

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LEGO Artist Nathan Sawaya Creates Life-Sized Friends Set Made of 900,00 LEGO Bricks

The popular television program Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary and this past weekend Las Vegas is hosting the Friends Experience.

One highlight of the Experience is a life-sized version of Central Perk built completely out of LEGO by Nathan Sawaya.

At nearly 700 square feet, this re-creation of one of the series’ signature sets will be on display exclusively at New York-New York. Built out of 900,000 LEGO bricks over a period of four months, this re-creation from features everything from the iconic sofa to the latest menu board.

The furniture is all fully functional –– allowing visitors to sit on the couches and chairs. The signature orange couch took the longest time to build –– as the most challenging part of the process was replicating the patterns in the upholstery.

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LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils

Learn about life on Earth millions of years ago and create a stunning centerpiece with this collectible LEGO Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils toy building kit for adults. This 910-piece set offers an immersive, creative building experience for natural history enthusiasts who will appreciate the authentic details of the 2 dinosaur skeleton models (Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops) and the pterosaur reptile (Pteranodon) skeleton toy.

The models are built to 1:32 scale, can be adjusted into lifelike poses and each one comes with its own stand so they can be placed alongside the included sapiens skeleton figure for a museum-style display. To complete the set, there’s also a paleontologist toy minifigure with various accessories for imaginative role-play fun. All in all, this archaeology toy makes a great dinosaur gift for adults to build solo or to share their passion for natural history with family and friends.

  

– A wonderfully detailed dinosaur fossils set featuring buildable, posable, 1:32 scale toy models of Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon skeletons, each with display stands to create LEGO style natural history museum exhibits.
– Also includes a sapiens skeleton figure with a display stand, and a paleontologist toy minifigure with a buildable crate, plus dinosaur egg, bone, hat and book elements for creative role-play.
– This collectible LEGO Ideas dinosaur toy set includes 910 pieces for an immersive, rewarding building experience.
– This paleontologist kit comes with a booklet featuring easy-to-follow building instructions, fascinating facts about the Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon, and information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
– Makes a wonderful paleontologist gift toy for LEGO builders aged 16+ and anyone with a passion for natural history and dinosaurs.
– The pterosaur and dinosaur skeleton toy models make an eye-catching display. The T. rex toy skeleton is the biggest of the 3, measuring over 7” (20cm) tall and 15” (40cm) long.

The 910 piece set will be available on November 1, 2019 and retail for $59.99.

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Watch This Awesome LEGO Droid Orchestra Play The Star Wars Theme Song

London-based musician and inventor Sam Battle built a futuristic orchestra using LEGO droids and real musical instruments to play John Williams’ iconic Star Wars theme.

The orchestra is made up of 95 LEGO droids – including 46 LEGO R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids and 23 Gonk droids – as well as 42 real instruments. Taking him a total of 3,148 hours to create, the incredible contraption features xylophones, violins, cellos, keyboards, cymbals and floor toms, electric drums, gongs and chimes.

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LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down.

This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

   

 

Features:

– Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
– The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
– Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
– With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
– Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
– This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
– Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
– The perfect LEGO Star WarsTM collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
– UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

Available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com on October 1, 2019 for $699.99 (September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP).

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LEGO Disney Train And Station

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks-style station building.

This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

 

   

– Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
– The LEGO Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
– Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
– Tender contains a LEGO Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
– Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from theLEGO Powered Up app.
– Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
– Passenger car has seating for the LEGO Disney minifigures.
– Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
– Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
– Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO Disney surprise.
– Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO magnetic couplings.
– This LEGO building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
– The LEGO Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
– LEGO Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
– Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

  

The 2,925 piece set will retail for $329.99 and will be available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com on September 1, 2019 (August 21, 2019 for LEGO VIP members).

        

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LEGO Announces Friends Central Perk Set

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. 

The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Central Perk’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.

– This LEGO Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
– The Central Perk café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new- for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘Central Perk’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
– The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
– The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin,
Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
– Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
– This Friends memorabilia LEGO building toy includes 1,070 pieces.
– This LEGO Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
– Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.
– This Friends-themed gift toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep and will make an eye-catching centerpiece in any room.

The 1,070 piece set will be available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com for $59.99 on September 1, 2019.

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The LEGO IDEAS Treehouse Is Blooming With Sustainable Bricks

A gathering point for family and friends. A secret hideout. A fortress. A sleepover. LEGO fans can now immerse themselves in the intricately detailed LEGO IDEAS Treehouse. A challenging build, the exclusive set, made up of more than 3,000 elements, is one of the largest LEGO IDEAS sets to date.

The Treehouse is packed with play-inspiring features and comes with a landscape base and removable treetop to reveal three detailed cabins. A special feature of the set is that all 185 plants and leaves are made from sustainable materials sourced from sugarcane. This includes the treetop canopy, which has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements.

Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility, the LEGO Group, said:

“When I first saw the model, I was blown away. Not only because it looks amazing, but also because it connects strongly to the very reason, we are investing so much time and effort in identifying new and sustainable materials, which is to preserve natural resources and fulfill our planet promise. It really is an important step in our ambitious target of making all LEGO elements from sustainable materials.”

During 2018, the LEGO Group began making botanical elements, including trees, leaves and bushes, from plant-based polyethylene using sustainably sourced sugarcane. These elements represent the first milestone in the LEGO Group’s ambitious commitment to making products using sustainable materials by 2030.

The Treehouse is an example of how the LEGO Group uses co-creation to foster innovation, as the original idea was submitted through the LEGO IDEAS platform, where LEGO fans can upload their creative builds. Users then have a chance to review and support the model and, given sufficient support, the build can end up as a certified LEGO set with the help of LEGO master designers. In this case, the model was submitted by fan designer Kevin Feeser from Nancy, France. Kevin’s motivation for creating a treehouse stems in particular from his passion for the great outdoors combined with pretty sophisticated LEGO building skills.

The LEGO IDEAS Treehouse model is available for $199.99 directly from LEGO Retail Stores and shop.LEGO.com exclusively for LEGO VIP members beginning July 24, 2019, with general public availability beginning August 1, 2019.

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