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LEGO Announces Batman’s 1989 Batmobile To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary of The Iconic Film

Celebrate  the  30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman movie with the incredible LEGO 1989 Batmobile launching on Black Friday. 

The Batmobile comes packed full of authentic features from the classic 1989 movie. The 1989 Batmobile is built from over 3,300 pieces, measuring over 23” long and sits on a rotating display plate. The sleek design makes this set a highly rewarding build that is perfect  for  displaying  at  home.  

This LEGO set includes three new-for-2019 minifigures: Batman with a new and unique cape, The Joker, with a new face and torso decoration and Vicki Vale featuring a brand new torso and legs. 

The  1989  Batmobile  comes  with  a  new-for-2019  wraparound  windshield  element  and decorative grappling hooks on both sides of the vehicle. Place the Batman minifigure into the car by opening the slide-open cockpit before turning the car’s turbine exhaust to make the two machine  guns  hidden  under  the  hood  pop  up. The  Batmobile  comes  with  detailed  Bat emblems on the wheel trim and a set of specially designed tires for the front wheels. 

  

The  1989  Batmobile  is  launching  as  part  of  LEGO  Black  Friday  events and  those  who purchase  the  set  between  November29th and  December 5th will  receive  an  exclusive  mini replica of the original model as a free gift available in limited quantities. 

The 1989 Batmobile comes with a rotating display stand, with an attached information plate detailing the cars statistics for easy viewing and a brick built minifigure display stand for the three minifigures. 

The 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” high, 23” long and 8” wide. The 3,306 piece set will retail for $249.99 and will be available directly from LEGO stores and LEGO.com on November 29th.

Features:

– This super-hero toy includes 3 new-for-November-2019 LEGO® minifigures: Batman (new torso decoration), The Joker (new face and torso decoration) and Vicki Vale (new torso and legs), plus a brick-built minifigure display stand.
– This LEGO brick version of the 1989 Batmobile features a slide-open cockpit with a new-for-November-2019 wraparound windshield element, 2 minifigure seats, a steering wheel, stick shift and dashboard stickers, 2 hidden, non-shooting machine guns under the hood with a pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust, 2 decorative grappling hooks, wheel trims with the Bat logo and specially designed tires for the front wheels, batwings and other iconic design details.
– This LEGO set also includes a brick-built rotating display stand for the Batman toy car with an attached information plate with 1989 Batmobile statistics.
– Weapons include Batman’s Batarang and a gun and The Joker’s gun. – Accessories include Batman’s new-for-November-2019 cape that matches his 1989 movie outfit and Vicki Vale’s brick-built camera.
– This LEGO Batman model car kit for adults includes over 3,300 pieces and makes a wonderful nostalgic holiday gift or birthday present for any Batman fan.
– 1989 Batmobile measures over 4” (12cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.

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LEGO Artist Nathan Sawaya Creates Life-Sized Friends Set Made of 900,00 LEGO Bricks

The popular television program Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary and this past weekend Las Vegas is hosting the Friends Experience.

One highlight of the Experience is a life-sized version of Central Perk built completely out of LEGO by Nathan Sawaya.

At nearly 700 square feet, this re-creation of one of the series’ signature sets will be on display exclusively at New York-New York. Built out of 900,000 LEGO bricks over a period of four months, this re-creation from features everything from the iconic sofa to the latest menu board.

The furniture is all fully functional –– allowing visitors to sit on the couches and chairs. The signature orange couch took the longest time to build –– as the most challenging part of the process was replicating the patterns in the upholstery.

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Watch This Awesome LEGO Droid Orchestra Play The Star Wars Theme Song

London-based musician and inventor Sam Battle built a futuristic orchestra using LEGO droids and real musical instruments to play John Williams’ iconic Star Wars theme.

The orchestra is made up of 95 LEGO droids – including 46 LEGO R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids and 23 Gonk droids – as well as 42 real instruments. Taking him a total of 3,148 hours to create, the incredible contraption features xylophones, violins, cellos, keyboards, cymbals and floor toms, electric drums, gongs and chimes.

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LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down.

This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

   

 

Features:

– Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
– The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
– Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
– With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
– Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
– This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
– Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
– The perfect LEGO Star WarsTM collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
– UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

Available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com on October 1, 2019 for $699.99 (September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP).

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LEGO Disney Train And Station

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks-style station building.

This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

 

   

– Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
– The LEGO Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
– Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
– Tender contains a LEGO Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
– Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from theLEGO Powered Up app.
– Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
– Passenger car has seating for the LEGO Disney minifigures.
– Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
– Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
– Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO Disney surprise.
– Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO magnetic couplings.
– This LEGO building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
– The LEGO Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
– LEGO Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
– Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

  

The 2,925 piece set will retail for $329.99 and will be available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com on September 1, 2019 (August 21, 2019 for LEGO VIP members).

        

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The LEGO IDEAS Treehouse Is Blooming With Sustainable Bricks

A gathering point for family and friends. A secret hideout. A fortress. A sleepover. LEGO fans can now immerse themselves in the intricately detailed LEGO IDEAS Treehouse. A challenging build, the exclusive set, made up of more than 3,000 elements, is one of the largest LEGO IDEAS sets to date.

The Treehouse is packed with play-inspiring features and comes with a landscape base and removable treetop to reveal three detailed cabins. A special feature of the set is that all 185 plants and leaves are made from sustainable materials sourced from sugarcane. This includes the treetop canopy, which has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements.

Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility, the LEGO Group, said:

“When I first saw the model, I was blown away. Not only because it looks amazing, but also because it connects strongly to the very reason, we are investing so much time and effort in identifying new and sustainable materials, which is to preserve natural resources and fulfill our planet promise. It really is an important step in our ambitious target of making all LEGO elements from sustainable materials.”

During 2018, the LEGO Group began making botanical elements, including trees, leaves and bushes, from plant-based polyethylene using sustainably sourced sugarcane. These elements represent the first milestone in the LEGO Group’s ambitious commitment to making products using sustainable materials by 2030.

The Treehouse is an example of how the LEGO Group uses co-creation to foster innovation, as the original idea was submitted through the LEGO IDEAS platform, where LEGO fans can upload their creative builds. Users then have a chance to review and support the model and, given sufficient support, the build can end up as a certified LEGO set with the help of LEGO master designers. In this case, the model was submitted by fan designer Kevin Feeser from Nancy, France. Kevin’s motivation for creating a treehouse stems in particular from his passion for the great outdoors combined with pretty sophisticated LEGO building skills.

The LEGO IDEAS Treehouse model is available for $199.99 directly from LEGO Retail Stores and shop.LEGO.com exclusively for LEGO VIP members beginning July 24, 2019, with general public availability beginning August 1, 2019.

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LEGO Builds Life-Sized Astronaut To Celebrate Apollo 50th Anniversary

This morning, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, The LEGO Group has unveiled a life-sized astronaut model, based on the first humans to step on the moon. 

The model showcases the same space suit worn on the moon in 1969, and stands 6’3” tall. LEGO Master Builders recreated the iconic image from the Apollo 11 landing 50 years ago – if you look closely, you can even see the reflection of the moon in the helmet.

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LEGO Stranger Things San Diego Comic Con 2019 Exclusive Barb Minifigure

LEGO has revealed another exclusive minifigure they will be giving away at San Diego Comic Con 2019 with LEGO Stranger Things Barb. This minifigure will be available on July 19 through a randomized instant win drawing.

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Riders Rejoice As LEGO Group Introduces LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Today, The LEGO Group revealed its latest LEGO Creator Expert model – a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy that will cruise into LEGO Stores globally on August 1, 2019.

Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, this detailed LEGO interpretation of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle captures the beauty of the real-life machine with finishes, surfaces, and design elements crafted to replicate the full-size Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Featuring 1,023 pieces, the model comes complete with solid-disc wheels, teardrop fuel tank, integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust pipes.

 

The finished model measures over 7 inches (20 cm) high, 7 inches (18 cm) wide and 12 inches (33 cm) long and features several moveable parts for owners to engage. Spin the rear tire to see the Milwaukee- Eight engine with moving pistons and dual exhaust pipes, spring to life. Turn the handlebar, move the gear shift and brake levers, and flip down the motorcycle’s kickstand for easy parking. Finished with an authentic dark red and black color scheme with Harley-Davidson logos on each side reflective of the 2019 Fat Boy motorcycle’s Wicked Red paint scheme, it’s a perfect display centerpiece for any home, office, or anywhere to channel the inspiration to ride.

The LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy model is available for $99.99 directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com exclusively for VIP members beginning July 17, 2019, with general public availability beginning August 1, 2019.

Customers in the United States will also be able to purchase on Harley-Davidson.com and through Harley-Davidson Dealers across the country.

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LEGO San Diego Comic Con Zebra Batman Minifig Exclusive

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is quickly approaching and there are tons of fun exclusives to pick up at the annual pop culture event.

One booth that always gets a ton of foot traffic is LEGO and they will be giving away a Zebra Batman minifig based on the Caped Crusader’s costume featured in the pages of Detective Comics #275. 

In the issue from 1960, Batman was irraditated by a machine created by the lesser known villain, Zebra-Man. Once zapped, the machine translated the energy in the Caped Crusader’s body into energy stripes and voilà the black and white zebra striped costume.

The minifigure will be available at the LEGO booth (#2829) on Saturday, July 20th and attendees will have a chance to win the figure in a randomized instant-win drawing. 

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