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LEGO Announces Powered Up App-Controlled Batmobile

The LEGO Group announced the Powered Up Platform, a suite of new elements and apps, which introduce new ways to bring to LEGO sets to life seamlessly across its System of Play. Revealed today as part of the Powered Up platform, the LEGO Batman App-Controlled Batmobile, inspired by DC’s Caped Crusader, is a buildable LEGO Batmobile that is fully controllable by smart device. It will also incorporate light coding and programming later in 2018.

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.

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LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty

Bring a symbolic centerpiece to your home or office with this LEGO Architecture interpretation of the Statue of Liberty, a perfect marriage of architecture and sculpture.

This impressive LEGO interpretation faithfully reproduces the monument’s harmonious blend of sculpture and architecture with its intricately detailed shield-lined pedestal, brick detailing and columned balconies. The beautifully crafted Lady Liberty statue features a flowing robe, broken shackles, 7-ray crown, iconic tablet and an upraised arm bearing a golden torch. Finished with an authentic sand-green and beige color scheme, and a decorative nameplate, this model delivers a highly satisfying building experience to all with an interest in architecture, travel, history and design, and makes a truly symbolic centerpiece for the home or office.

Available exclusively in New York City on May 19th at the following locations: Amazon Books, Barnes and Noble, Target, Mary Arnold Toys, LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

The set with be release nationwide on June 1st at LEGO.com, LEGO Brand Retail Stores, and other participating retail locations.

Features:

– Features an intricately detailed pedestal with shield & brick detailing, columned balconies, and a Lady Liberty statue with a flowing robe, 7-ray crown, iconic tablet and golden torch.
– Measures over 17” (44cm) high, 5” (14cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
– 1,685 pieces.
– Retail price $119.99

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LEGO Creator Expert: Roller Coaster

Take a ride with the ultimate Roller Coaster!

Enjoy the thrills and excitement of the fairground with this chain-lift Roller Coaster featuring a wealth of brick-built details and 11 minifigures. 

Upgradable with LEGO Power Functions and LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects!

Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns.

Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.

-Build a fully functioning Roller Coaster with 2 trains, lots of big dips and upgrade options
-Upgrade with LEGO BOOST and LEGO Power Functions for an even more immersive experience
-Roller Coaster model measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep
-LEGO Creator Expert building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
-Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
-Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
-Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
-Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
-No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
-Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
-Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
-Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
-Move the rails to launch a second train.
-Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
-Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
-Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
-Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
-Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
-Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
-Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel and 10247 LEGO® Creator Expert Ferris Wheel
-Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.

The 4,124 piece set will be available on June 1, 2018 and retail for $379.99.

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LEGO Ideas TRON: Legacy Set Officially Announced

Build, play and display with this futuristic LEGO Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney, featuring 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles. Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie. Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid. This construction toy includes a booklet with information about its fan creator and LEGO designers, plus the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.

The set contains 230 pieces, will retail for $34.99 and will be available on March 31.

Features:

-Includes 3 LEGO minifigures: Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler.
-Features 2 buildable Light Cycles for Sam Flynn and Rinzler, and a TRON grid/display base.
-Sam Flynn’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-blue light-style elements, including power stream effects.
-Rinzler’s Light Cycle features a minifigure seat, authentic features and assorted translucent-orange light-style elements, including power stream effects.
-TRON grid/display base features 2 detachable parts, attachment points for the 2 Light Cycles and translucent-blue elements.
-Divide the grid to recreate the Light Cyclechase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie, or use it to role-play the disc battle scene with the minifigures.
-Includes Quorra’s sword.
-Accessory elements include Sam Flynn and Quorra’s blue Identity Discs, and Rinzler’s 2 orange Identity Discs. Attached to the back of each minifigure.
-This construction toy includes a booklet with building instructions, information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers, and the lowdown on Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie and its main characters.
-Each Light Cycle measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
-TRON grid/display base measures over 8” (22cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

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LEGO IDEAS Tron Legacy Reveal Teaser

LEGO has just released a teaser of the LEGO IDEAS Tron Legacy (21314) which is reported to be releasing in April. 

The teaser shows Sam Flynn and Quorra on their respective light cycles riding off into the distance. 

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Let’s Help Author Brad Meltzer Get This Amelia Earhart LEGO Set Made!

The LEGO Ideas platform has made wonderful LEGO sets from franchises such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, WALL-E and The Bing Bang Theory come to life. The site accepts submissions from fans, and if a concept projects get enough supporters—10,000 to be exact—it moves onto a review from LEGO. Set designers and marketing representatives from LEGO evaluate the idea, and after that, the project could become a set on shelves. Author Brad Meltzer’s “I Am Amelia Earhart” set hopes to earn that honor.

Amelia Earhart was a girl who loved adventure, and never let anybody stop her from trying new things. Even things that girls had never done before—like flying all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually she broke flying records and proved to the world that women can soar just as high as men.

Based on the bestselling book series by Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos, this set consists of the bright yellow biplane that Amelia Earhart bought for herself. She named it Canary (which is a cool name for a plane, right?).

Plus, you get an Amelia Earhart minifigure!

This set has a wonderful educational value, but it’s also downright fun. Fly! Zoom! And of course, soar! The presented set consists of 186 parts. The true goal is to then give fans the rest of the heroes in the book series: I am Abraham Lincoln, I am Rosa Parks, I am Albert Einstein, and so many more…

Like the book says: I am Amelia Earhart. I know no bounds. And I hope you’ll remember that the greatest flight you’ll ever take is the one no one has tried before.

This project is a collaboration between Ellen Kooijman (Alatariel) and Brad Meltzer.

Please support the project HERE if you’d like to see it as a real product and let’s shoot for 10,000+ supporters! Help give your kids real heroes!

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The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie The Mini Ultimate Batmobile (30526) should be available at your nearest Toys R Us store. The instructions show you how to build the regular Batmobile but there are additional instructions for the Bat-Tank and Batwing. 

Please note that you will only get enough parts in one polybag for one of the vehicles so you’ll have to purchase three polybags to create the 3 separate models.

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LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me

Announced at the New York Toy Fair, the LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597) starter kit will be released in April.

The 708 piece set allows you to customize your own BrickHeadz figure and will retail for $29.99.

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We Need To Make This Steamboat Willie LEGO Set A Reality

As classic Disney fans, we’re obsessed with all things Steamboat Willie—which is why we’re loving the latest LEGO Ideas submission.

If you aren’t familiar with LEGO Ideas, it’s a program that lets fans of the building blocks pitch their own design to the company. A model needs to be created, photographed, and submitted—alongside a convincing proposal as to why the set should become an official LEGO product.

Sounds cool, right? What’s even more exciting is that one of the latest proposals is inspired by the beloved Mickey short. The creator of this set argued his (convincing) case:

“Steamboat Willie is the first fully synchronized sound cartoon directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was the debut of Mickey Mouse in a cartoon, the first to be distributed and the third to be produced,” he says. “So as an animator and a LEGO fan I’d like to pay my respect to that marvelous production, which…inspired a lot of talented artists.”

Can’t argue with that!

This set, which will include 156 bricks, needs to receive 10,000 votes before it has the chance to be reviewed by the company and approved as a new LEGO set. As of this post, the set has received 6,000 votes. With over 160 more days to go, we’re sure with the help of both Disney and LEGO fans, we can make this set a reality.

Just visit LEGO Ideas and vote for this brilliant creation!

Reprinted from Disney Family

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Belkin Mobile Phone LEGO Case

The customizable LEGO phone case with studs is the perfect protection for your iPhone 6, 6s or 7. This rugged phone case includes a base plate and 47 loose LEG elements. Build one of the three suggestions or design your own, very personal design. With the foot element, you can even install a mobile phone stand in the case. So you do not have to hold your phone in your hand all the time while watching your favorite movie.

Features:

-A sturdy phone case with integrated base plate and 47 loose LEGO® elements
-Suitable for iPhone 6, 6s and 7
-Build one of the three suggestions or design your own design to customize your phone case.
-With the foot element, you can even install a mobile phone stand in the case. So you do not have to hold your phone in your hand all the time while watching your favorite movie.
-Over 20 cm high, 11 cm wide and 2 cm deep

Coming soon from Belkin.

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