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LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder

Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures.

This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.

 

Features:

– Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
– Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
– Includes 2 blaster pistols.
– Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
– Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand
– 1,703 pieces

The LEGO UCS Snowspeeder will be available for $199.99 on April 29th for LEGO VIP members and the public on May the 4th 2017, just in time for Star Wars Celebration!

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Capitol Records Tower LEGO Set

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Build a LEGO brick model of the Capitol Records Tower. Located in the heart of Hollywood at the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the uniquely round Capitol Records Tower was designed by architect Welton Becket in 1954 and was opened in 1956. It was Hollywood’s first air-conditioned high-rise office building and has always been headquarters to the famed record label founded by Johnny Mercer, home to such legendary artists as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys, and modern superstars Sam Smith and Katy Perry. The Capitol Records Tower was designated a Historical Landmark in 2008 by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission.

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The Capitol Records Tower model is a limited-edition set designed by freelance LEGO artist, Adam Ward. It features over 640 genuine LEGO pieces, and is built in the style of LEGO’s popular and award-winning Architecture series. Although not an official LEGO set, this one is pretty darn cool!

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The model accurately features a host of rare LEGO pieces, as well as additional accessories like five decals including the ground floor mural “Hollywood Jazz: 1945-1972” by artist Richard Wyatt Jr., and a custom 3D printed piece of the iconic spire that rises from the roof of the historic building. The set also includes transparent and translucent elements for the windows, two brick-built palm trees, stars for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more detail pieces to recreate the legendary tower.

The set measures 10” (25cm) tall, 7.5” (19cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep and is anticipated to ship June 2017.

Pre-order the set HERE for $200.

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LEGO To Release Women In NASA Set

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LEGO Ideas has announced the winner of the Second 2016 Review Stage and it is the Women of NASA.

In 2016, 10,000 supporters on the LEGO Ideas fan-created projects site backed a Women of NASA set. LEGO announced on Tuesday it will produce the set, which was proposed by Lego fan and science writer and editor Maia Weinstock.

The approval of the set comes on the heels of popular 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” which explores the contributions of black women to the space agency and the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in the early 1960s. Katherine Johnson, one of the scientists featured in the film, appears in the LEGO minifig set.

The project also includes computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, astronaut Sally Ride, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and astronaut Mae Jemison.

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Weinstock’s vision for the set includes minifig representations of each woman and a group of vignettes that feature mini versions of the space shuttle and the Hubble Space Telescope.

LEGO previously delved into the world of NASA with the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover set, which is now retired.

LEGO fans also threw their support behind a set of groundbreaking women scientists, which came out in 2014. That set has also been retired, so Lego enthusiasts will likely be excited about having a new group of women-scientists minifigs available.

The Women of NASA set is still awaiting final product design. Pricing and availability information should be revealed late this year or in early 2018.

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LEGO Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary

LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales The Silent Mary (71042) at the 2017 New York Toy Fair . It will be available March 17 for VIP members according to the store calendar and to the general public on April 1. It has over 2200 pieces and will retail for $199.99.

Here is the product description:

This highly detailed Lego model with over 2,200 pieces features a hinged bow section, opening skeleton hull with decay and destruction detailing, movable rudder, collapsible main mast and two further masts, long bowsprit with crow’s nest and mast, tattered sails, detailed quarterdeck, plus a rowboat with two oars and an array of weapons and accessory elements. This model provides a rewarding build and play experience, and the integrated stand makes it suitable for display… Includes eight minifigures: Captain Jack Sparrow, Henry, Carina, Lieutenant Lesaro, Captain Salazar, Officer Magda, Officer Santos and the Silent Mary Masthead.

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LEGO Batman Movie Ultimate Batmobile

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Anticipation is high for The LEGO Batman Movie, opening Feb. 10. LEGO is releasing 18 toy sets tied to the movie, including The Ultimate Batmobile.

The Ultimate Batmobile set will be released on June 1, 2017 with a retail price of $129.99. The set includes eight minifigures of LEGO Batman characters — Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Polka-Dot Man on a flying disc, Alfred Pennyworth (in Batsuit), Wicked Witch of the West and two Flying Monkeys.

The Batmobile divides into four different vehicles — the Batmobile, Batwing, Bat-Tank and Batcycle — and there is a rotating Bat-Signal with a LEGO light brick. The Batmobile measures 4 inches high, 14 inches long and 6 inches wide.

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Introducing The New LEGO Batmobile From Chevrolet

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Chevrolet, along with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and FIRST LEGO League, unveiled its life-size LEGO Batmobile today at the North American International Auto Show.

Measuring 17-feet long and featuring exclusive stud shooters, the LEGO Batmobile from Chevrolet was designed to strike fear in the heart of any villain. The vehicle was inspired by Batman’s Speedwagon featured in “The LEGO Batman Movie,” which hits U.S. theaters on Feb. 10.

In this exciting new animated LEGO adventure, Batman, DC’s iconic Super Hero who famously prefers to work alone, must learn to cooperate and connect with others to save Gotham City from The Joker.

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Built using more than 340,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring 17 fee

Built using more than 340,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring 17 fee

Built using more than 340,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring 17 fee

“To work on the LEGO Batmobile with Warner Bros. is an absolute thrill for us at Chevy,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Many of the themes in ‘The LEGO Batman Movie,’ like imagination, family and community, align perfectly with our Chevy brand values and add to the value of the partnership.”

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The LEGO Batmobile from Chevrolet will also appear in the next variation of Chevrolet’s “Real People, Not Actors” campaign. In the new spot, real LEGO Minifigure figurines discuss what kind of person would drive the all-new LEGO Batmobile.

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To learn more about all the exciting options available on the LEGO Batmobile, please visit HERE.

LEGO Batmobile Fast Facts:

– It’s 83 inches (6.92 feet) high, 204 inches (17 feet) long and 111 inches (9.25 feet) wide.

– Total weight is 1,695.5 pounds. Each tire is just over 100 pounds.

– The interior frame is made from more than 86 feet of square tube aluminum and weighs 282.5 pounds.
– Total number of LEGO bricks used to build the Batmobile: 344,187

– Total number of LEGO colors used: 17

– The LEGO Batmobile took 222 hours to design and 1,833 hours to build.

– The LEGO Batmobile was designed and assembled in the LEGO Model Shop in Enfield, Connecticut, by LEGO Master Builders.

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The LEGO Batman Movie Character Posters

Warner Bros. Pictures has released six pun-filled character posters for The LEGO Batman Movie.

Will Arnett reprises his role of Batman from The LEGO Movie as the voice of the titular Dark Knight, alongside Michael Cera as Robin the boy wonder, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Gotham’s mayor, and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: The LEGO Batman Movie. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Chris McKay is directing The LEGO Batman Movie from a script by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter creator Seth Grahame-Smith. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The LEGO Movie, are producing the film along with Dan Lin.

The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters on February 10, 2017. The LEGO cinematic universe will then expand again later in 2017 with the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie on September 22, 2017.

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DC’s Most Iconic Super Heroes & Super-Villains Arrive In The UK With The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes

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Following a successful run in Madrid, The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes makes its London debut on 1st March 2017. The contemporary art exhibition will be shown in an exclusively built space on London’s South Bank, home to the capital’s cultural quarter. Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the well-known and celebrated artist Sawaya has created the world’s largest collection of artwork inspired by DC’s Justice League, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, alongside DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and more.

Through a series of immersive galleries, The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes showcases Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout DC Super Heroes mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.

To kids and adults who love LEGO, Sawaya is a bit of a super hero. For the last decade, the former lawyer- turned- artist has elevated the simple toy to highly sought-after artwork, and has inspired countless kids to think outside of the box. Sawaya has turned to the stories of super heroes for his own inspiration in this exhibition — The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes – that features LEGO sculptures that emulate DC’s legendary characters, vehicles, surroundings and themes that are present in the DC mythology.

The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes exhibition includes more than 120 original pieces, created exclusively from LEGO bricks, including a life-size Batmobile (5.5 meters) and built from half a million standard pieces. Sawaya has captured on a real scale some of the most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains from DC, exploring more than 80 years of history.

“Just like Superman, we all have our own story. This art collection is based on the elements of the journey of a super hero, including the moment in which we are all called to the adventure,” explains Sawaya. “I can’t wait to return to London with The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes following the warmth of the welcome The Art of The Brick received in 2014.”

“As a kid I spent Saturday mornings sitting on the floor playing with LEGO and watching the DC Super Friends cartoons. I would imagine the people in my LEGO city would have super powers and could defeat any evil nemesis – which usually meant my sister’s dolls. So this new collection of artwork is a dream come true for me. It is an honor to re-imagine these seminal characters and stories in a new way, through my medium of choice,” Sawaya said.

“We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with Nathan on this unique and fascinating global touring exhibition, that combines DC icons with LEGO, in an immersive entertainment experience,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Whether you’re a comic fan, a LEGO fan, or an art fan, there is something for everyone in this signature exhibition.”

“Kuma is excited to be bringing Nathan Sawaya’s work back to the UK, and many of our team were also part of the promotional team that brought The Art of The Brick here in 2014.  We know first-hand how his art inspires and engages the visitor, and are looking forward to bringing the experience of The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes to London,” said Kuma CEO Paul Gregg.

The Art of The Brick: DC Super Heroes is in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment. The exhibition holds true to the creative disciplines of Sawaya’s original touring exhibition, The Art of The Brick, which encourage inspiration, education and participation and has been seen by millions of people in more than 75 cities across six continents. Award-winning and record-breaking, CNN rated it as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions.”

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Photographed by Dominic Loneragan. Please Credit Dominic Loneragan.

Photographed by Dominic Loneragan. Please Credit Dominic Loneragan.

Photographed by Dominic Loneragan. Please Credit Dominic Loneragan.

Venue

London’s South Bank | Doon Street Car Park|Upper Ground| London SE1 2PP

The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes is located in the South Bank region of London, by the river Thames. The exhibition is in a purpose built tent on Upper Ground, directly behind the National Theatre and the BFI, and next door to the Rambert Ballet Company. It’s located near the Coca-Cola London Eye, Sea Life London Aquarium, and the London Dungeon. It is a short walk over Westminster Bridge from Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, as well as by taking Waterloo Bridge from Covent Garden and the West End. The venue is easily accessible via public transport.

Schedules

Open daily from 1st March 2017
Sun – Wed: 10:00 – 18:00
Thur: 10:00 – 20:00
Fri/Sat: 10:00 – 19:00
Last admission one hour before closing 

Tickets

Adult: £16.50
Child (4 – 16): £11.00
Under 4: Free
Concession (student, adult, disabled): £12.50
Family (must include at least one child): £45
Family of three (one adult, two children)£34.50
Adult Group Tickets: Groups of 10 + £12 each
School Group Tickets £6 each with 1 teacher free with every 10 tickets purchased
Monday Saver – all tickets £10
Tickets can be bought from http://www.aotbdc.co.uk |0333 247 0620
Special opening week offer, all single tickets £10 from 1st March until March 6th

 

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Introducing LEGO Ideas 21306 Yellow Submarine

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Let’s all live in a Yellow Submarine with The Beatles! After spending months submerged the Yellow Submarine has re-surfaced and it has brought along the first official images of the LEGO Ideas 21306 Yellow Submarine.

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You can find this iconic submarine and its legendary passengers in stores from on November 1, 2016 for a recommended retail price of 59.99. The set consists of over 550 LEGO bricks including the 4 minifigures representing John, Paul, George and Ringo, as well as a Jeremy figure, and is an ideal gift for fans of LEGO building and The Beatles alike, with great opportunities for role play or as a colorful, retro display piece.

Here is the official description:

Take a surreal trip under the seas in the LEGO version of the Yellow Submarine from the iconic 1968 animated musical fantasy film inspired by The Beatles. Ideal for display or role-play fun, the Yellow Submarine features loads of cool, authentic details including a cockpit for the included minifigures of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Kevin Szeto’s motivation for creating the Yellow Submarine:

“As an amateur musician and songwriter, I have always been drawn to the music of The Beatles. The creation of the Yellow Submarine model was really my way of showing my affection for The Beatles, as well as trying to pay a small tribute to The Beatles phenomenon. The Yellow Submarine is bright, fun, and colourful, which also made it a good subject to translate into LEGO form”, Kevin said as he shared his motivations for building the Yellow Submarine.

Justin Ramsden’s (LEGO designer) motivations were also very much centered around his love for the iconic band, as he was given the opportunity to refine Kevin’s initial model. “I€ watched€ the€ film€ when€ I€ was€ younger€ and€ was €really €inspired€ by €how €it €oozed€ so€ much€ imagination€ –€ comparable€ to€ how€ I€ view€ LEGO€ elements.Š €I’m €also €a €massive €fan €of €The€ Beatles ˆ€having €grown€ up€ with €their €music€ all€ my €life ˆ€so €to €see €The €Beatles €in €LEGO €form €is€ a €dream €come €true.”

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Introducing LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R

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The wait is over! LEGO has been been polishing this yellow and black beauty all night so that they could finally present to you the first official images and details of the LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R! Measuring in at 771 bricks distributed across 3” (10cm) in height, 11” (28cm) in length and 5” (14cm) in width, this Caterham contains stunning details to reproduce that awe inspiring Caterham look.

This LEGO Caterham is racing to a store near you on October 1, 2016 for 79.99.

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Here is the official product description:

Create a LEGO version of the Caterham Seven 620R, a custom-built sports car with an unashamed old-school vibe. Power steering? No chance. Electric windows? Forget it. The Caterham Seven is definitely not for the faint-hearted—luxury is for wimps! Remove the nose cone, engine cover or engine to take a closer look at the authentic details of a LEGO model that’s for true car connoisseurs only.

Carl Greatrix, fan designer, and Henrik Andersen, LEGO Designer, share their insights:

“One of the most exhilarating drives I’ve ever had was out on the track in a Caterham Seven. It is brutally fast due to its light weight and tremendous fun to be in. It really struck a chord in my heart that I never forgot”, Carl Greatrix explains as he talks about his love for Caterham cars.

This love turned to inspiration for his future LEGO Caterham model, Carl explains “When I got back into building LEGO car models I thought the shape of the vehicle would lend itself to being modeled well in LEGO bricks as it is very angular and if I could find a suitable scale then I would be able to get all the details into it that I would love to see”.

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