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LEGO Announces New Star Wars R2-D2 Set

Today, the LEGO Group revealed a new product for the ultimate Star Wars fan collection: the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 construction set, launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm.

The galaxy’s most lovable droid can now be recreated in stunning detail with this 2,314 piece set, the most feature-packed LEGO brick version of R2-D2 from the LEGO Group to date. Adult LEGO builders and Star Wars fans alike can recreate their favorite moments from the films as they craft R2-D2’s unique retractable mid-leg, rotating head and a periscope.

The model also has hidden tools tucked away, such as a lightsaber hilt hidden in a secret compartment in the head.

This set is perfect for any hero looking for a fun and immersive building experience. When finished, the R2-D2 replica makes an impressive focal point when displayed with the set’s exclusive minifigure version of the iconic droid and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.

In 2021, Lucasfilm is celebrating half a century of storytelling with a range of commemorative, fan-favorite 50th anniversary Star Wars products, including this new LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 model. Commenting on the new set, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, Creative Lead of LEGO Star Wars at the LEGO Group said: “We have had the pleasure of creating hundreds of Star Wars-inspired models over the past two decades since we first launched LEGO Star Wars sets. As Lucasfilm celebrates their 50th anniversary, it seemed fitting to challenge ourselves and push the limits of what is possible with LEGO bricks by recreating a fan-favourite Star Wars character in great detail like we have never achieved before. We are delighted with the result and hope our fans get as much joy out of building the sets as we did designing it.”

The set will be available exclusively from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores for $199.99 on May 1, 2021.

Features:

– Build and display this fantastically detailed, new-for-May-2021, LEGO brick model of an iconic character from the Star Wars saga: R2-D2.

– Authentic features include a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches and adjustable periscope, plus a lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head.

– Includes a buildable display stand with an information plaque, LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.

– This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO Star Wars build-to-display models.

– Offering a challenging and rewarding build, this 2,315-piece set makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars connoisseur and LEGO Star Wars lover.

– Measuring over 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) wide and 6 in. (15 cm) deep, this collectible, brick-built R2-D2 model makes an impressive centerpiece in a home or workplace.

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LEGO Reveals Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures

From Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck, the animated Warner Brothers characters will be tthe next LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series, with 12 beloved cartoon icons transformed to minifigure form for the first time. 

The LEGO Minifigures will be: Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety, Sylvester, Marvin The Martian, Speedy Gonzales, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, and Tasmanian Devil. There are plenty of references that fans of the characters will enjoy from the bird seed included with Road Runner to the Daffy Duck’s ‘Rabbit season’ sign.

Eric Bauza, the official voice actor for many of Looney Tunes characters was sent 2 boxes of the minifigures. Here is his Twitter video unboxing the figures and showcasing his talent.

The blind bagged figures should be available starting May 1.

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LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile

LEGO DC Batman: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) gives kids all the style, action and excitement of the original 1966 Batman TV series. The iconic vehicle is packed with cool features and attaches to a rotatable stand.

Kids can play out endless Batman adventures with this impressive Batmobile, plus Batman and The Joker minifigures from the original TV series.

This amazing vehicle includes an opening trunk containing a Batarang and additional bricks that kids can use to customize the car’s hood so it appears with or without the stud shooters. When the action’s over, the Batmobile can be displayed on a rotatable stand that lets kids display their awesome, crime-fighting machine at its best.

Features:

– LEGO DC Batman: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (76188) gives super-hero fans the style, action and excitement of the original 1966 Batman TV series.

– Includes a buildable Batmobile, which can be assembled with or without shooters, plus Batman and The Joker minifigures – all in the classic 1960s style – and a rotatable stand.

– Young super heroes can speed through Gotham City with Batman in his Batmobile to catch The Joker. When the action’s over, the vehicle attaches to a rotatable stand with a descriptive baseplate.

– The Batmobile measures over 2.5 in. (6 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) long and 2.5 in. (7 cm) wide and combines easily with other LEGO DC Batman sets.

– The original 1966 Batmobile didn’t feature any shooters, therefore extra bricks have been added to this set so the car’s hood can be easily rebuilt to appear just as it was in the series if desired.

The set will be released for $30 on April 26, 2021.

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LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl

Capture forever the unique style of Batman with this challenging and rewarding LEGO build-and-display model of the super hero’s distinctive cowl. With transparent bricks to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to the base, the iconic helmet belonging to the protector of Gotham City will make an eye-catching centerpiece, wherever it is displayed.

The LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl will retail for $59.99 and will ship on April 26th.

Features:

-The LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl (76182) captures forever the unmistakable style of Batman in a captivating build-and-display model created with adults in mind.

-Measuring over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 4 in. (10 cm) wide and 4 in. (12 cm) deep, this captivating model provides an attractive conversation piece, whether displayed in your home or workplace.

-The collectible LEGO DC Batman Batman Cowl offers a hands-on, stress-relieving building experience, as 410 LEGO bricks gradually transform into a stunning display model.

-This authentic LEGO brick recreation of the iconic Batman helmet includes transparent pieces to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to a sturdy base.

-Indulge your creative construction superpowers. This collectible piece of Batman memorabilia will provide pleasure and satisfaction long after the hands-on work has been completed.

-This build-and-display piece is ideal for any model-making enthusiast or adult fan of the Caped Crusader. It makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present or personal treat.

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The LEGO Empire Strikes Back Imperial Probe Droid

Recall epic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back action on the ice planet Hoth as you build the Imperial Probe Droid (75306).

The droid has posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene.

An information plaque completes a highly collectible display piece that looks impressive on an office desk or a mantelpiece at home.

Part of a premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars sets for adults, this complex, construction kit offers an immersive and fun building experience as you recreate every distinctive detail in LEGO style.

It makes a delightful treat for yourself and a fun gift for a Star Wars fan or experienced LEGO lover in your life.

Coming soon, price to be announced.

Features:

-Be transported to the frozen planet of Hoth and spark memories of classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back scenes with this detailed Imperial Probe Droid (75306) build-and-display model

-The buildable droid LEGO figure features posable legs and comes with transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene. The set also includes an information plaque

-This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO Star Wars build-to-display models for adults

-Offering a complex, rewarding build, this 683-piece set makes a terrific birthday, holiday or surprise gift for any Star Wars connoisseur or experienced LEGO builder

-Measuring over 10.5 in. (27 cm) high, 9 in. (24 cm) wide and 4 in. (11 cm) deep, this buildable model does not need much space for display, but it is sure to grab people’s attention

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LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery

Launching soon, the incredible new LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery set brings the wonder of space exploration back home! 

Ideal for adult builders, the new set is a detailed recreation of the STS-31 mission launched in April 1990 and saw the orbiter Discovery and its five crew members deploy the Hubble Space Telescope into the cosmos. Ever since, Hubble has shared wondrous images of deep space, leading to breakthroughs in astrophysics and space exploration.

The LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is made up of 2,354 pieces and is amazingly detailed in true reflection of its full-size counterpart, complete with functional landing gear, and payload bay doors that open one after the other. The doors also feature reflective stickers to mimic the cooling radiators found on the real shuttle orbiter.

At the rear of Discovery is housed the three main engines used for launch into orbit. These are flanked on either side of the tail by smaller engines designed for in-orbit maneuvers and for de-orbit and re-entry into the atmosphere at the end of the mission. The flight control surfaces on the back edge of the wings and tail then are used to control roll, pitch and yaw as an airplane does. The tail’s rudder serves as a speed brake to assist in landing control and rollout on the runway after touchdown.

It’s not only the Space Shuttle’s exterior that is incredibly accurate, the interior from the upper flight deck down and through the mid-deck and out to the payload bay are sure to please both builders and space enthusiasts alike. The crew cabin features the five seats in their correct placement for the astronauts on the STS-31 mission, complete with flight and robotic arm (Remote Manipulator System, orRMS), control panels. Meanwhile the mid-deck contains the space shuttle’s storage lockers for necessities and mission equipment, space for the fifth crew member and the air lock to the payload bay.

The payload bay itself contains the Ku-band antenna for communications, cameras for the crew to monitor operations within the bay, and the RMS arm ready to grapple and release Hubble to carry out its mission.

The same attention to detail has been applied to the Hubble Space Telescope, with its hinged mirror housing just like the actual telescope and new gold foil solar arrays as well as a realistic, reflective, metallic silver design. The telescope can be stowed in the payload bay ready to be connected to the RMS arm for deployment just as it was on mission STS-31. Alternatively, it can be displayed separately from Discovery, as if orbiting in space on its all-important mission, documenting the stars and our universe.

Milan Madge, LEGO Set Designer commented “The Space Shuttle is the most complex vehicle ever made, so as you can imagine, translating this into LEGO was an exciting challenge. In the real vehicle every inch of space is used in ingenious ways. Generally, in a LEGO model we can rely on the size to accommodate the structure that holds the whole set together, but on the Discovery Space Shuttle we needed to create a smooth exterior and an interior capable of holding the payload. Add functional landing gear and you have a real puzzle. This was without a doubt the most challenging part of this model – trying to couple the front and main landing gear without removing any space from the payload bay and without compromising the structure of the model. My favorite part of the set is the tiny blue seats that carried 5 human beings away from their home planet on a mission that allowed us to discover parts of the universe never seen before!”

Once complete the set also comes with stands and information plaques, allowing you to display your creation with pride.

In addition, VIPs will be able to purchase an exclusive item with their points; a Ulysses Space Probe, available for 1,800 VIP Points, which the Space Shuttle Discovery also deployed in 1990 on a mission to scan the Sun. Limited stocks available.

LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery set is available directly from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com for $199.99 beginning April 1, 2021

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The LEGO Group Launches Search For Kid Creative Director To Join Its First-Ever Kids Creative Studio

Over the past year Kids and families have found ways to stay creative and imaginative while staying safely at home, using their creativity to do everything from making art and building with LEGO bricks to producing their own videos, all in new and different ways to express their personal style. Inspired by these kids’ imaginations, the LEGO Group is conducting a search for its first-ever Kid Creative Director to join the Kids Creative Studio, a creative team led by kids and focused on showcasing and inspiring the imaginative superpowers of today’s youth.

The Kids Creative Studio was inspired by the recent launch of LEGO VIDIYO—a playful and innovative music video maker experience designed to celebrate and expand kids’ creativity and passion for music. 

Along with receiving $10,000 to use towards their creative and educational endeavors, the winning Kid Creative Director will join a team of well-known kid creators who make up the Kids Creative Studio, along with creative professionals from the LEGO Group and Universal Music Group. Using LEGO VIDIYO and other creative tools, the studio will produce music videos, engaging content and a commercial that will launch this summer— putting their skills on display for the world to see.

“We’re thrilled to be able to empower kids to keep doing what they’ve been doing the last year and truly honor this creativity,” said Amanda Madore, senior brand relations manager at LEGO Systems, Inc. “We’ve seen the ways kids are reimagining play and the innovative ways they interact with their peers. We believe now is the perfect time to celebrate this creativity by turning over the creative reins to them, recognizing and rewarding kids for being the true creative superstars they are.” 

Here’s how to apply:

-Parents of kids ages 7-17 can apply by submitting a video of their child showing off their creative skills HERE  

-Creative submissions are limited only by imagination; a parent or guardian must submit approval for the application. 

-Submissions will be accepted from March 12 at 8am ET through April 19. 

-Visit LEGO.com/page/kids-creative-studio.com (will be live at-launch) to learn more about the talent search and the Kids Creative Studio.

The Kid Creative Director will join top kid creators across the Americas, including:

Actors GEM sisters 

Bella Klassen from Canada who danced with Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour

Dancer Nicole Laeno, from ‘Dance-Off Juniors”

YouTube stars Brock and Boston

Gymnast and Martial Artist Bryton Myler

Professional singer Hey Bala! based in Mexico

About Kids Creative Studio:

-Mentored by leading creative professionals from the LEGO Group and Universal Music Group, Kids Creative Studio discovers and elevates the best creative kid talent to create and produce promotional campaigns and music videos that puts their full skills on display for the world to see. 

-A kid-led and family-focused studio driven by playful creativity and powered by LEGO VIDIYO, Kids Creative Studio gives kids the reins to create freely and bring their fearless ideas to life like never before.

-Studio content will be a collaborative and virtual effort from across the Americas and will premiere this summer.

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Return To The Hundred Acre Wood With The New Lego Ideas Winnie The Pooh Set

LEGO is inviting Winnie the Pooh fans to embrace nostalgia and return to the picturesque Hundred Acre Wood with its new LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set – based on original designs by LEGO builder and superfan Ben Alder. Beneath a large oak tree, complete with beehives and bees, Pooh’s house takes centre stage. The house can be opened up to unveil a whole host of furniture and unique items, such as the “Pooh-coo” Clock, box of “Pooh sticks”, Tigger’s locket, and of course, plenty of honey pots – both full and empty!

A. A. Milne’s wonderful tales of Christopher Robin’s adventures have amazed readers of all ages for almost a century and have become even more memorable thanks to the television and film adaptations that have truly brought the characters’ world to life.

LEGO superfan Ben Alder originally submitted the concept to LEGO Ideas; a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality.  Based on Ben’s original designs, the set is the perfect project for adult builders to take time to relax and return to the halcyon days of youth, recalling the adventures of their favourite bear and his friends.

Discussing the design, Ben Alder commented “I love Winnie the Pooh and remember my parents reading it to me as a child. I now read the same Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, so it is certainly something dear to my heart. I decided to make the set so that my children could bring to life our bedtime stories but never quite expected the positive reaction it has received.”

The new set also includes five new moulded characters, each with their own accessories. Pooh himself has his red balloon to collect honey from the bees in the branches above, Piglet is wrapped up in his scarf, and Tigger has just moved to the woods with his sack on a stick. Meanwhile, Rabbit has carrots ready for snacking, and Eeyore comes complete with his tail and a removable ribbon.

Other notable inclusions to the set include; a campfire and log for Pooh to think about the things that he discovers, his front door complete with “Mr. Sanders” sign above it, his adorable blue bell to ring the front door, and finally, a signpost to the Hundred Acre Wood to make sure Pooh finds his way home.

Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group commented, “Winnie the Pooh is a 95-year-old story that is loved globally, so seeing Ben’s design sparked a lot of nostalgia for us all.  Plus, his personal story about how he created the set for his family to play out the lovely Winnie the Pooh stories using LEGO bricks felt like a beautiful combination of family, LEGO bricks, and Winnie the Pooh that we wanted to share with others. 

We also had the rare treat of being able to create all new characters for this LEGO Ideas set. We simply had to see how the line-up of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit and Piglet would look like in mini figure shape. As well as creating a brand-new Eeyore figure! 

The stories of the Hundred Acre Wood come to life with this set and there are plenty of intricate details for fans of both Disney and LEGO to discover.”

The LEGO Ideas platform is a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set is available directly from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from March 18, 2021 for LEGO VIP members, and April 1, 2021 for all. The 1,265 piece set will retail for $99.99. 

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Accelerate Into The Adrenaline-Fuelled World of Endurance Racing With The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”

Today, the LEGO Group reveal the latest model to line up on the grid, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”. Having delivered prestigious wins for the Prancing Horse in the world’s toughest endurance races, the racetrack icon is replicated in minute detail to encapsulate the same unmistakeable Italian spirit as its real-life counterpart.

This racing car model is packed with authentic features and beautiful design elements making it a true expression of Ferrari’s endurance racer. The fierce looking model features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge to help the model truly come alive. Original race number, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paintjob add the perfect finish to this epic model. 

  

Designed to help LEGO fans and those who love motor racing experience the thrills of life in the fast lane, this 48cm (19 in) long racing model is crafted from 1,677 LEGO Technic elements making it a rewarding and absorbing build for older builders aged 18+ who love endurance racing, motorsport and Ferrari cars. Once complete, builders can take it out for a spin or proudly display it for spectators.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from January 1st 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, priced at $169.99.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is the first LEGO Technic model to be designed with Ferrari and continues the more than 15 year-long partnership between the two brands.  

Features:

– Immerse yourself in the exciting world of endurance racing, creating your own displayable LEGO® Technic™ model version of the iconic Ferrari 488 GTE racing car.

– Authentic features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and functioning steering wheel.

– With original race stickers and a faithful color scheme, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) will take pride of place in the home or office of any motorsport fan.

– Model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide.

– Easily explore all the details packed inside, thanks to the opening doors and hood.

– This set comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team.

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LEGO To Release Roman Colosseum – Its Largest Brick Set Ever

This Black Friday, LEGO fans can take home a piece of history and re-create Rome’s most iconic landmark, with the awe-inspiring new LEGO Colosseum set. 

Made up of 9,036 pieces, this is not only the largest LEGO brick set launched to date (taking the title from the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon) it’s also been expertly designed to mimic the incredible architecture of the original Roman amphitheatre, making it a building project to savor and a set to marvel at.

Both LEGO fans and History buffs need to look no further than their living room to experience a taste of Italian history, as this LEGO brick model is a truly authentic LEGO brick recreation of the mighty Colosseum – featuring many true-to-life details to help builders accurately bring this famous building to life. This epic LEGO model features a recreation of the three distinct stories from the Colosseum, with each of these stories adorned with the columns of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders. These columns have been faithfully recreated in LEGO brick form using a variety of creative building techniques, including decorative volutes that have been created using a recolored LEGO roller skate element that has been turned upside down to create an authentic look.

   

Every detail of the set has been meticulously crafted to stay true to the real-life Colosseum – including having 80 ‘ribs’ in the spectator stands (the exact same number as the original) and having three different shades of brick to replicate the different columns and aging of the almost 2,000 year old landmark. The build experience has even been expertly created to match the same process as the original, with the “wooden” LEGO arena being the last build to be placed on the LEGO model, as it has been in the 1990s. As well as being a challenging build, this model is truly a breath-taking focal point for any room. The LEGO Colosseum rests on an oval base, allowing this phenomenal 360-degree display piece to be shown off from any angle. Builders can then choose which side of this magnificent LEGO Brick recreation of one of Rome’s most visited landmarks they display – whether that’s the southern side of the building, which has been destroyed by various earthquakes and natural disasters over the years, or the more complete northern wall. Colosseum features arches, that have been recreated with LEGO brick detailing, allowing a view into the center of the Colosseum from the outside, just like its real-life counterpart.

 

The LEGO Colosseum measures over 10.5” (27cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide and 23.5” (59cm) deep making this a spectacular centre piece for any LEGO brick collection.

The set will launch on November 27th, on Black Friday, as part of the LEGO Stores and LEGO.com Black Friday offerings . LEGO VIP members who purchase the exclusive model during the Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend will receive a limited-edition gift with purchase, a Roman Chariot, which can be displayed alongside the Colosseum.

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