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Force Friday & new LEGO Star Wars sets

by admin on September 4, 2015

in LEGO Star Wars

Today is Force Friday! The day Disney designated to officially unveil merchandise related to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, scheduled for release in December. The madness actually started at midnight (similar in fashion to Black Friday – the beginning of the Christmas shopping season). While Force Friday is not LEGO-specific, it is significant for LEGO fans because today is the first day we supposed to see the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets – even though they have been leaked weeks ago. Anyhow, let’s pretend we haven’t seen them before, so we can be all excited for today. :)

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens - Force Friday

As I mentioned above, Force Friday is an event for the release of all LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise. Below I will focus on the new LEGO Star Wars sets, but if you would like to know about all the activities for the larger Star Wars fan-base, you can check out the official Force Friday Event Guide. One of the biggest players in any LEGO Star Wars toy related release is always Toys’R’Us. This time they are giving away a limited edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative LEGO Brick (image below by what_the_brick) and an exclusive Star Wars poster, while supplies last. Disney, Target and Wal-Mart stores also participate in Force Friday with early openings, special events, and of course all the new merchandise. If you don’t want to get up so early and don’t want to get trampled by the galactic masses, Amazon is also running a special Force Friday release including the new LEGO Star Wars sets. You can visit Amazon’s Star Wars Store to find a wide selection of new toys and games, as well as Amazon exclusives, deals, and much more. And of course you can also get the new LEGO sets at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop. And now let’s talk about the new LEGO Star Wars sets! 😀

LEGO Star Wars Force Friday Toys'R'Us

#75099 LEGO STAR WARS REY’S SPEEDER: Hover into action on Rey’s Speeder! This cool landspeeder has everything Rey needs for scouting the surface of a desert planet, including dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars. There’s also a detachable sled with space for a minifigure when Rey must make a quick escape down the desert dunes! Recreate your own fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 2 minifigures: Rey and Unkar’s Thug with a crowbar. 193 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#75099 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75099 LEGO Star Wars

➡ #75100 LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER SNOWSPEEDER: Call in weaponized support with the First Order Snowspeeder! With a crew of three, this rapid response vehicle features a forward storage compartment, fixed stud shooter in the cockpit, two rapid-fire stud shooters built into the engines and transparent wheels hidden out of site for a true ‘hover’ look. Now you can recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: 2 First Order Snowtroopers and a First Order Snowtrooper Officer. 444 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

#75100 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75100 LEGO Star Wars

#75101 LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER: Intercept the enemy with the impressive First Order Special Forces TIE fighter. The unmistakable shape of this iconic starfighter signifies the military might of the First Order, and features a 2-minifigure cockpit that opens from the top and bottom, 2 spring-loaded shooters and a rotating antenna for homing in on enemy starships. With this great model, you can recreate the epic excitement of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: 2 First Order TIE Fighter Pilots, First Order Officer and a First Order Crew.  517 pieces. Price: $69.99 – BUY HERE

#75101 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75101 LEGO Star Wars

#75102 LEGO STAR WARS POE’S X-WING FIGHTER: Battle the forces of the First Order with Poe’s X-Wing Fighter. This customized starfighter is packed with features, like the 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. There’s even a loader with tool rack, extra ammunition, and a seat for a minifigure. So climb the access ladder, strap in and get ready to recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted accessories: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. 717 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

#75102 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75102 LEGO Star Wars

#75103 LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER TRANSPORTER: Lower the ramp, load the troopers and get ready to transport them into battle! This heavily armored First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 minifigures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool ‘hover’ look. You can also remove the top section for easy access. Get ready to recreate incredible battle scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 Resistance Soldiers, 2 First Order Flametroopers, 2 First Order Stormtroopers and Captain Phasma. 792 pieces. Price: $89.99 – BUY HERE

#75103 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75103 LEGO Star Wars

#75104 LEGO STAR WARS KYLO REN’S COMMAND SHUTTLE: Enter the battle with Kylo Ren’s personal Command Shuttle! This fantastic, highly detailed starship has loads of features, including opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable tool racks. And when you’re ready for even more action, activate the amazing extending wing function! It’s time to hunt down the enemy and play out your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer. 1004 pieces. Price: $119.99 – BUY HERE

#75104 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75104 LEGO Star Wars

#75105 LEGO STAR WARS MILLENNIUM FALCON: One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded tools, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded tool. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Activate the hyperdrive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. 1332 pieces. Price: $149.99 – BUY HERE

#75105 LEGO Star Wars Box

#75105 LEGO Star Wars

LEGO STAR WARS CONSTRACTION FIGURES: There are six LEGO Star Wars Constraction (Construction + Action) figures released this time as well. These are large figures, similar to the ones in the LEGO BIONICLE line. The six sets are: #75107 LEGO Star Wars Jango Fett, #75108 LEGO Star Wars Clone Commander Cody, #75109 LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, #75110 LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker, #75111 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader, and #75112 LEGO Star Wars General Grievous. They are all now available at the above mentioned LEGO retailers and the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO Star Wars Constraction Figures

So what do you think? Are you planning to go to any of the Force Friday events? Or have you gone already? And what do you think of the new LEGO Star Wars sets? Are you going to pick up any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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(Written by William)

The LEGO Collectible Minifigures are back and scarier than ever? That’s right, this LEGO Minifigure Series has a unified theme! Of course we’ve seen The Simpsons, The LEGO Movie, and even a LEGO Minifig Olympic Team, but this is the first time that in the numbered series we are getting a collection of minifigures within the same genre; scary monsters! LEGO monsters have always been a personal favorite of mine, and getting these minifigs right before Halloween is a treat. Those looking for the minifigs at Target stores should use the DPCI number 204001379. Just keep in mind that Target also uses the same number to categorize LEGO The Simpson Series 2, if they got them in late. Therefore you might also mention that you are looking for the ones in the black bags. And now that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at how to feel for them within the blind baggies! :)

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 Collection

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - Ghost 2LEGO Minifigures Series 14 Banshee: This is one of the hardest minifigures to feel for in this series. She has those strange wispy legs with lots of odd angles that were introduced in the LEGO Ninjago line. If you have never seen or felt for this piece before, it kind of feels like a flat foot with a weird ankle. If you think you found it in the bag, make sure what you got is not the Spectre, which has the same lower body. At this point feel for the Banshee’s long hair. (It is interesting to note that her hair is a translucent color – quite unique.) There are only three Banshee minifigures in a full display-box, so she is pretty rare.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - BigfootLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Bigfoot: If you have any of the LEGO City sets, chances are you’ve come across the standard LEGO camera. That’s the piece you’ll need to find to identify this minifigure. Fortunately, it is one of the smaller pieces in the series so you will naturally look for it and it is easy to identify. Don’t get thrown off by the small handle that interrupts the square shape of the camera. There are four Bigfoot minifigures in a full display-box.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - ScientistLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Crazy Scientist: Find the beaker and you’re done identifying this minifigure. The neck of the bottle is easy to pinch and the rest of it feels kind of like a standard LEGO cup. There is no other piece in the series you can mix it up with, so you should have no trouble figuring out what it is. There are five Crazy Scientists in a full display-box, so he is common.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - FlyLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Fly Monster: If you got the Fairy from LEGO Minifigures Series 8, or the Bumblebee Girl from LEGO Minifigures Series 10, you will know what the wings feel like. They appear to be slick, but still have enough detail that you can make out the dragonfly shape with your fingers. Also, note that the left hand has a fairly large pincer instead of a normal hand, so you might feel for the torso with the unusual hand, if you are having trouble with the wings. There are four Fly Monsters in a full display-box.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - GargoyleLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Gargoyle: The wings of the Gargoyle have a distinct bat shape to them, however since that is a new piece, you might have trouble identifying it. In this case it is a lot simpler to find short legs, as this is the only minifigure with short legs in this series. They don’t bend and are pretty easy to isolate. There are four Gargoyle minifigures in a full display-box.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - RockerLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Monster Rocker: As you probably figured it out already, it is the guitar that you want to look for. It will feel like a cross between a LEGO tennis-racket and a LEGO turkey leg. It is more the size of the racket, but it has a bar in the back like the turkey leg. There are five Monster Rockers in a full display-box, so this minifigure is one of the most common ones.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - PlantLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Plant Monster: That plant helmet thing is enormous, so if you find something big protruding out of the packet that is hard to identify, go straight for the vines. The vines are common enough that you should have run across them before in other LEGO sets. They feel kind of like a flat spine. There are four Plant Monsters in a full display-box.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - SkeletonLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Skeleton Guy: As cool as the bucket looks it is too similar to a minifig head, so what you would want to find instead is the bucket handle. It’s smaller, but easier to separate out within the bag – thus easier to identify. Plus it won’t get confused with any other piece in the series because there is nothing like it. There are four Skeleton Guys within a full display-box.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - GhostLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Spectre: Just like the previously discussed Banshee, the Spectre has that strange wispy lower body piece. However, unlike the Banshee, the Spectre comes with a chain. Finding the chain with your fingers is quite easy – figuring out what you are feeling is the tough part. You will need to hold part of the chain down with one hand and try to straighten it a bit with the other. If you are feeling a mess of small parts between the two ends, you identified the chain. Once you straighten the chain, it becomes a lot simpler to recognize. There are four Spectre minifigures in a full display-box.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - VampireLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Spider Lady: This minifigure is very easy to identify as she is the only one with a slope for the bottom half of her body. She would be practically impossible to mix up with another minifigure in this series. However there are only three Spider Ladies in a full display-box, so she is one of the rarest.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - TigerLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Tiger Woman: Her tail might throw you for a loop since it is rubbery and feels kind of strange. So the part what you need to look for to identify the Tiger Woman positively is her whip. However this piece is thinner than most LEGO elements and can be tricky to locate. But when you do find it you know for sure that you have the Tiger Woman, as there is no other minifig in this series with anything similar to it. There are three Tiger Women in a full display-box, so she is considered a rare minifig.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - WolfLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Werewolf: It is all about that long bone to identify this minifigure. When you do find a long bar with your fingers, make sure you feel for both ends at the same time. You don’t want to accidently get the Monster Rocker’s guitar or the Witch’s broom mixed up with the bone. There are three Werewolves in a full display-box, so this minifigure is also pretty rare.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - WitchLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Witch: With all the great parts she has, it comes down to the broom. It is one of the longest pieces in the series, and has the iconic swept shape on one end. The hat and the cat would have been great pieces to look for, however this series already has so many weirdly shaped pieces they wouldn’t be the best to use for identification. Stick with the broom and you can’t miss. There are three Witch minifigures in a full display-box, so she is another rare one.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - BusinessLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Zombie Businessman: Nothing fancy here as far as identification. Go for the 2×2 tile and you are done identifying this minifigure. No other character has such a piece, so you are very safe with that one and it is easy to feel for. Also, notice the new hairpiece! There are three Zombie Businessmen in a full display-box, so yeah, he is also rare.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - CheerleaderLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Zombie Cheerleader: Those pompoms will really mess with your head. This is because they feel very much like a minifigure head, if you’re not careful. However, if you are too focused, it may feel like you have one too many hair pieces. So what you need to do is gather all the minifigure head shaped pieces in one place inside the bag with your fingers. If there are three, then you most likely got the Zombie Cheerleader. There are three Zombie Cheerleaders in a full display-box, so this is another rare minifigure.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - PirateLEGO Minifigures Series 14 Zombie Pirate: This zombie is best known for his sword. It is broad and distinct. If you are still not sure, try finding the legs. One is a peg-leg so it kind of stands out. However, for most people the sword would be extremely obvious. There are five Zombie Pirates in a full display-box, so he is one of the most common ones.

LEGO Minifigs Series 14 - Monsters

One way to quickly identify the above mentioned parts and accessories is to first shake the baggies so that all small parts fall into one corner. This way you can identify them quickly. It is also a good idea to have a printout of the minifigures with accessories that you can look at as a reference while you are searching for the minifigs you want. You can go through a whole box of Collectible Minifigures quite quickly following these simple methods, and as a bonus you will also improve your tactile skills! 😀

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Hope this helps with hunting for the LEGO Series 14 minifigures! They should be available at all LEGO retailers and are also listed at the Online LEGO Shop. If you have your own tips and tricks on identifying them feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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