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LEGO Ideas Announces TRON Legacy Light Cycle 

LEGO has officially announced the next LEGO Ideas set with TRON Legacy Light Cycle. The project was from the First 2017 Review Stage and was created by the BrickBros UK.

The cycle is based on the Disney: TRON Legacy film and consists of a TRON Light Cycle with a Sam Flynn minifigure. There are no details on price and availability at this time.

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Enter To Win A Platinum LEGO R2-D2 Minifigure

LEGO’s Shop@Home website has a drawing that allows you to win one of two rare Platinum LEGO R2-D2 Minifigures.

All you need to do is to sign up HERE with your email and the prize draw entry period will end on January 1st. There is no purchase necessary so what are you waiting for!

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LEGO Star Wars Brickheadz Rey & Kylo Ren 

This LEGO BrickHeadz Limited Edition Collector’s Pack features Rey and Kylo Ren and is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreates the iconic details from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie.

A decorated torso and belt with a detachable Lightsaber for Rey. Check out Kylo Ren’s decorated eyes, robe and special Lightsaber. The buildable collector’s baseplate with BrickHeadz icon is included for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.

This Target exclusive retails for $19.99 and can be ordered HERE.

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LEGOLAND To Open New York Theme Park In 2020

Merlin Entertainments Chief Executive Officer Nick Varney officially announced that LEGOLAND New York is being built. The gathering took place at the Palacio Catering and Conference Center in Goshen today, Oct. 25, with more than 250 people attending.

After Varney officially announced that LEGOLAND New York will open in 2020, more than 30,000 LEGO bricks were dumped onto the stage by construction vehicles and 1,500 balloons cascaded from the ceiling much to the delight of local school children in attendance.

After more than a year of public meetings and hearings in addition to a thorough and transparent review process by officials, LEGOLAND New York has been granted conditional approval of its site plan by the Town of Goshen Planning Board, allowing it to officially move ahead with building the Park.

LEGOLAND New York anticipates generating $283 million in sales tax and hotel occupancy tax for Orange County over the period of 30 years. The Town of Goshen would receive about $71 million in revenue from the host community fee LEGOLAND will pay and its share of PILOT payments and tax payments

The Orange County IDA approved 20-year PILOT will provide enormous economic benefits to the Town of Goshen, the Goshen Central School District and Orange County, totaling $87 million in PILOT payments and property tax revenue. Annual payments will increase at 5 percent annually to reach the full assessed value of the property in 20 years. The proposed resort will generate more than 1,000 jobs in addition to 800 construction jobs during its creation.

The Park’s design will build upon the successful models of parks operating in California, Florida, the United Kingdom, Germany, Malaysia, Denmark, Dubai and Japan.

The New York Park will be open seasonally from April 1 to November 1.

Designed for children ages 2 to 12, LEGOLAND is a world of fun and adventure where the emphasis is placed on rides and attractions suitable for families with young children.

LEGOLAND is split into a number of highly LEGO themed areas, which consist of more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. Attractions include the LEGOLAND Driving School, where kids learn to drive a LEGO themed car. The Dragon “pink knuckle” roller coaster will excite children without being too scary and the LEGO 4D Movie Theater will show a selection LEGO movies.

Miniland is the heart of every LEGOLAND park and includes cities and iconic landscapes in miniature scale built out of millions of LEGO bricks. Other themed areas include LEGO Friends and LEGO NINJAGO.

Additionally, a 250-room LEGOLAND Hotel will be built and open year-round. The Hotel will immerse guests into a creative LEGO world designed to bring children’s imaginations to life with specially-themed rooms. Millions of LEGO bricks will make up the hundreds of LEGO models that will be located throughout the Hotel. The LEGOLAND Hotel is built for kids to take control, with LEGO surprises around every corner.

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LEGO Ideas Women of NASA

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

A personal tribute to pioneers

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock combined three of her personal passions in designing the Women of NASA set for LEGO Ideas: space exploration, the history of women in science and engineering, and LEGO building.

“I thought people might like to build their own display featuring minifigures of accomplished women in the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] professions. For the vignettes, I wanted to contextualize each person in terms of her contribution to NASA history.”

“I was absolutely elated when the project reached 10,000 supporters! The set clearly touched and inspired many, as it reached 10,000 supporters in just 15 days. The night on which it appeared we’d reach 10K, I stayed up until 4:30 or 5 in the morning so that I could watch the 10,000th vote come in. I didn’t get much sleep that day, but it was thrilling!”

LEGO Designers Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges were thrilled to help refine Maia’s model into an official LEGO set.

“I was extremely excited about working on this one, especially as I had already heard of it and really wanted it to become a set,” says Gemma. “My focus was on ensuring that the model had stability, the colors were aligned and the subjects were accurately portrayed, all while staying respectful to the design of the original model.”

For Marie, “The main challenge in designing the minifigures and the decorations was that I could not make anything up. Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women. It was beautiful to hear some of the stories behind the scenes, like how Sally’s name tag was changed from ‘Sally Ride’ to just ‘Sally’ at her own request.”

The Women of NASA 231 piece set will officially be landing on store shelves on November 1, 2017 for a recommended retail price of $24.99.

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Newly Opened LEGO House Is A Tribute To Creative Play

On September 28, 2017, a 12,000-square meter house filled with 25 million LEGO bricks opened its doors to a brand new creative universe. Children and creative souls of all ages can now get the ultimate LEGO experience all year round in the new LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.

It has taken four years to build the most unique LEGO experience in the world – LEGO House. The house is located in Billund, Denmark, where the iconic LEGO brick was invented, and was opened at a grand event attended by HRH The Crown Prince and HRH The Crown Princess and their children.

For LEGO owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the house is a place where LEGO fans of all ages can find out much more about where LEGO play can take you.

“It has been a dream for me for many years to create a place that will give our visitors the ultimate LEGO experience. With LEGO House, we celebrate creativity and the strength of learning through play. When they play, children learn the basic skills that they need, such as creativity, collaboration and problem-solving abilities,” says third-generation LEGO owner, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, and adds:

“At the heart of all LEGO experiences – from the boxes of LEGO bricks that children have at home to this fantastic LEGO House that we are celebrating today – is the unique and timeless LEGO brick. With LEGO bricks, you can express yourself creatively and make anything imaginable. The possibilities are endless, and nowhere else in the world can you experience it in the same way as in LEGO House.”

The heart of LEGO House is the experience zones. Here, you will find two exhibition areas and four play areas where you can explore your creativity in lots of different ways. The zones are based on four different colors, each symbolizing a special aspect of play and learning. Red is for creative skills, Blue is for cognitive skills, Green is for social skills and Yellow is for emotional skills.

“All activities in the house are related to our LEGO philosophy that learning through play promotes innovation and creativity. Play runs through the LEGO Group’s DNA, and it is really brought to life in LEGO House. Everything from experience zones and outdoor areas to our restaurant concepts is based on play and creativity, so no matter what you do in LEGO House, it will have something to do with playing,” says Jesper Vilstrup, LEGO House CEO.

If you wish to visit LEGO House, you need to book your visit in advance through the LEGO House website due to space restrictions. This is to ensure that all visitors get the full experience without having to endure long queues and crowded experience zones.

– LEGO House was designed by the architectural firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and consists of 21 white bricks stacked on top of each other. Its facade is covered with tiles, giving the illusion that the whole building is made of LEGO bricks.The building covers an area of 12,000 m2.

– On the ground floor, you will find three restaurants, a LEGO Store, a conference room and the 2,000-square metre LEGO Square. 

– The experience zones comprise four colored play areas, a large gallery of LEGO creations built by fans and a large exhibition about the history of the LEGO brand – including 200 of the most iconic LEGO boxed sets. 

– The experience zones are based on four different colors, each representing a special aspect of play and learning. Red is for creative skills, Blue is for cognitive skills, Green is for social skills and Yellow is for emotional skills.  Each color zone has a number of activities that encourage visitors to play.

– In addition to the experience zones, the enormous bricks house a sheltered public space and a number of interconnected outdoor terraces and playgrounds for visitors to explore and enjoy. From LEGO Square, you have free access to three eateries and a big LEGO Store. 

– Visitors arriving by air to Billund Airport are welcomed on approach by eight light beams from the gigantic LEGO keystone brick on top of LEGO House, representing the eight knobs on a 2×4 LEGO brick.

– LEGO House expects to welcome 250,000 paying visitors each year. Visitors are expected to come from all over the world – mainly families, but also school groups, LEGO employees and AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO). 

More info HERE.

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LEGO BrickHeadz Boba Fett & Han Solo In Carbonite NYCC Exclusive

LEGO BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite will be arriving as this year’s New York Comic-Con exclusive. The set lets you build the two Star Wars characters in the blocky BrickHeadz style. The set consists of 329 pieces and costs $40.

– All decorated parts are new and exclusive to this Comic-Con model
– Han Solo has the first BrickHeadz official “closed-eye” design
– Han Solo has the biggest BrickHeadz base made to date
– Piece count: 329 pieces
– Price: $40
– This product is an New York Comic-Con retail exclusive, available only at the LEGO Group’s mobile experience during New York’s Comic-Con

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Anatomini, A Detailed 1:10 Scale Anatomical LEGO Model of a Minifig

Gouda, Netherlands 3D artist Stephan Niks created Anatomini, a detailed 10:1 scale anatomical LEGO model of a minifig that comes complete with a skeleton, organs, and blood vessels.

You can help Niks’s idea become an an official LEGO product by being one of the 10,000 supporters needed on LEGO Ideas.

Click HERE for more info.

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The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922) Officially Announced

At the Time to Play Holiday Showcase in New York City, LEGO has officially announced a direct-to-consumer set for The LEGO Batman Movie with The Joker Manor (70922). It consists of 3,444 pieces and will retail for $269.99. It will be available on Black Friday, November 24 at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home. There will be no VIP Early Access for this set.

Help Batman, Barbara Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth (in his classic Batsuit) and Nightwing regain control of the jokerized Wayne Manor with this massive The LEGO Batman Movie set. The Joker Manor is packed with iconic details from the movie and cool functions, including a rollercoaster encircling the whole building, a huge buildable The Joker head with trapdoor and slide, punching boxing gloves, a rocking ‘The Joker’ sign and rotating ‘big eye’ tower. The interior includes a cinema room with a romantic DVD element, kitchen with buildable microwave plus lobster and lemon-slice decorated tile elements, living room with a buildable grand piano, fireplace and bust, swimming pool room, and a music studio with guitar element and buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers. Build this magnificent manor and then recreate your favorite scenes from the movie with 10 included minifigures.

– Includes 10 minifigures: The Joker, Batman, Barbara Gordon, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Alfred Pennyworth Classic Batsuit, Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin.
– Features a grand entrance flanked by 2 buildable bombs with translucent spark-style elements, 2-level and 3-level towers with turrets and flag elements on top, a rollercoaster track and train with 3 cars (each with a minifigure seat), rotating ‘big eye’ tower with lever-operated iris to ‘look’ up and down, huge buildable The Joker™ head with trapdoor and slide, rocking ‘The Joker’ sign, ‘Ha! Ha!’ sign, 2 wheel-operated punching boxing gloves, plus many multicolored, translucent light-style decorative elements.
– Activate the trapdoor to send a minifigure tumbling from the top of the The Joker head, down the slide and out through the mouth.
– Interior includes an entrance hall with 4 plastic, bendy ‘mirror’ elements; living room with a buildable grand piano and stool, bust, and fireplace with translucent-red fire-style elements; cinema room with a screen, minifigure seat and assorted elements including a romantic DVD; kitchen with cup, pot and pan elements, and a buildable microwave with lobster, lemon and plate elements inside; music studio with a buildable mixing desk and loudspeakers, seat and a guitar element; swimming pool room with translucent-blue water-style elements; and an attic with 2 buildable boxes and a rat figure.
– Weapons include Batman’s Batarang, Barbara Gordon’s revolver and Harley Quinn’s bat.
– Disco Batman, Disco The Joker, Disco Batgirl and Disco Robin minifigures are new!
– Recreate and reimagine memorable scenes from The LEGO Batman Movie.
– The Joker Manor measures over 21” (55cm) high, 25” (66cm) wide and 10” (27cm) deep.
– Rollercoaster train measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.

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LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon (75192)

Welcome to the largest, most detailed LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon model ever created—in fact, with over 7,500 pieces it is the biggest LEGO model ever sold! This amazing LEGO interpretation of Han Solo’s unforgettable Corellian freighter has all the details that Star Wars fans of any age could wish for, including intricate exterior detailing, upper and lower quad laser cannons, landing legs, lowering boarding ramp and a 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy. Remove individual hull plates to reveal the highly detailed main hold, rear compartment and gunnery station. This amazing model also features interchangeable sensor dishes and crew, so you decide whether to play out classic LEGO Star Wars adventures with Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO, or enter the world of Episode VII and VIII with older Han, Rey, Finn and BB-8!

Features

– Includes 4 classic crew minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO. Also includes 3 Episode VII/VIII crew minifigures: Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn. Figures include a BB-8 droid, 2 buildable Porgs and a buildable Mynock.

– Exterior features include intricately detailed and removable hull panels, a lowering boarding ramp, concealed blaster cannon, 4-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, interchangeable round/rectangular sensor dishes, upper and lower quad laser cannons, and 7 landing legs.

– Main hold features a seating area, Dejarik holographic game, combat remote training helmet, engineering station with turning minifigure seat and a doorway build with passageway decoration.

– Rear compartment features the engine room with hyperdrive and console, 2 doorways, hidden floor compartment, 2 escape pod hatches, engineering console and an access ladder to the gunnery station.

– Gunnery station features a minifigure gunner’s seat and detachable hull panel with fully rotating quad laser cannon. An additional quad laser cannon is also mounted on the underside.

– Also includes an informational fact plaque.

– Features a new cockpit canopy element.

– Classic crew weapons include Han’s blaster pistol and Chewbacca’s stud-firing bowcaster.

– Episode VII/VIII crew weapons include Han’s blaster, Rey’s small silver blaster and Finn’s medium blaster rifle.

– Change out the features and crew characters to switch between classic and Episode VII/VIII versions of the Millennium Falcon!

– Open individual hull panels to access the detailed interior while retaining the overall exterior appearance.

– Slide the panel to reveal the concealed blaster cannon.

– Turn classic Leia’s and Han’s head to reveal their breathing mask decoration.

– Makes the perfect intergalactic toy or flagship display mode

– Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 33” (84cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide.

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning October 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores. Retail price is $799.99.

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