Luke Skywalker, one of the greatest Jedi has arrived to San Diego Comic-Con in LEGO bricks! Standing 6ft tall and made of 36,743 LEGO bricks, the Force is definitely strong with him.
LEGO will be at booth #2829 throughout the show.
Check out LEGO’s first San Diego Comic-Con offering this year: a set of Marvel Spider-Man and Venom BrickHeadz. The 144-piece set will retail for $40, and will only be available on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22.
In order to purchase, you’ll need to first snag a ticket from the LEGO Pavilion Terrace line upstairs near Sails as early as 6AM, before proceeding to Booth #2829 to complete your purchase.
The wait is over! After a year in development LEGO is proud to unveil and present the first official images of the LEGO Ideas 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V designed by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen (saabfan) and Valérie Roche (whatsuptoday).
You’ll be able to find the 39.37 inch (approximately 1:110 scale) icon of space exploration in stores from the 1st of June, 2017 for a recommended retail price of $119.99. With 1969 LEGO elements the 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V rockets its way into LEGO Ideas history as the tallest LEGO Ideas set, as well as the one containing most elements.
Here is the official description:
Make history with the LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn V, the first rocket to put people on the Moon! Build the 3 stages of this stunning meter-high rocket and display it on the stand or launch into orbit. Offload the S-IC and S-II sections, dock the lunar lander with the command service module, and complete a successful Moon landing mission!
The set also includes 3 stands to display the model horizontally, 3 new-for-June-2017 astronaut microfigures for role-play recreations of the Moon landings, plus a booklet about the manned Apollo missions and the fan designers of this educational and inspirational LEGO Ideas set.
The full details on the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Raffle piece, including a look at the piece, Detention Block Rescue have been revealed.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase a special-edition LEGO Star Wars set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film! A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.
The opportunity to purchase this exclusive set is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Thursday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive onsite at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.
-Contains 220 pieces
-Limited quantities are available for purchase
-This is exclusively available to Star Wars Celebration attendees
How can you win the chance to buy one of these exclusive sets? Read more HERE.
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.
– 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.