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As we discussed last week, the New York Toy Fair took place this past weekend, and while LEGO showcased mostly sets that are already available, they also revealed some new sets that will be released later this year. We previously talked about the upcoming #75954 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall, the #75212 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, the LEGO Jurassic World; Fallen Kingdom sets, the LEGO PowerPuff Girls line, and the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions, so I won’t repeat that information here (see: 2018 LEGO Sets & Themes Announced!). Instead, today we will take a look at the other new sets and themes we haven’t talked about yet that were revealed at the New York Toy Fair. 🙂

LEGO MINIFIGURES SERIES 18: Series 18 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures is focused on costumed minifigures and birthday parties. The characters are as follows: Birthday Cake Guy, Firework Guy, Cowboy Costume Guy, Spider Suit Boy, LEGO Brick Suit Guy, LEGO Brick Suit Girl, Race Car Guy, Birthday Party Boy, Cactus Girl, Flowerpot Girl, Cat Costume Girl, Birthday Party Girl, Classic Policeman, Elephant Girl, Dragon Suit Guy, Unicorn Guy, and Party Clown. The series will be available in April under the LEGO Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO HULKBUSTER ULTRON EDITION: One of the highlights of the New York Toy Fair was the reveal of the #76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ultron Edition Hulkbuster. This massive mech features a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. The mech comes with two interchangeable left arms, including a regular arm and a jackhammer arm with punching function. And there is a light-brick in the chest. The set includes a display platform as well, with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms, and a desk. And it also includes a new Iron Man Mark 43 exclusive minifigure. The Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide. The platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high. 1,363 pieces. Price: US $119.99 – CA $149.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1199DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning Saturday 3rd March, at official LEGO stores and the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO BRICKHEADZ GO BRICK ME: An interesting set that was revealed at the New York Toy Fair was the #41597 LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me customization kit. The set includes 708 pieces that allow you to build a BrickHeadz of yourself, your friends, or anyone else you might like. While up to this point the LEGO BrickHeadz line mostly gave us blocky versions of various licensed characters, with the BrickHeadz Go Brick Me kit you can play more freely with the building techniques to come up with your own characters. I very much like this concept and am really looking forward to this set! It will be available for $29.99 under the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO BOOST NINJAGO DRAGON: Another interesting set that was on display at the New York Toy Fair was the #70652 LEGO Ninjago Stormbringer. It is the first set that is powered by the LEGO BOOST robotics system outside of the #17101 LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox. The dragon looks kind of messy (see video below), but hopefully, it will make up for its looks by fun robotics functions. It should be available in the fall and listed under the LEGO BOOST section of the Online LEGO Shop.

OTHER 2018 LEGO STAR WARS SETS: Besides the #75212 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, there were a couple of other 2018 LEGO Star Wars sets displayed as well. The #75208 LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut includes Yoda, Luke and R2-D2, and the #75537 LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul Buildable Figure features the dreaded Sith Lord (see video below). It is also worth noting that it was revealed that the front section of the #75212 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon serves as a removable escape pod. I’m sure this will play a major part in the upcoming film. They will all be available shortly under the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO THE INCREDIBLES 2 SETS: While images were not allowed, at least we now have the names of The Incredibles 2 sets; #10759 LEGO Incredibles 2 Elistigirl’s Rooftop Pursuit for $19.99, #10760 LEGO Incredibles 2 Underminer’s Bank Heist for $24.99, and #10761 LEGO Incredibles 2 The Great Home Escape for $29.99.

2018 LEGO UNIKITTY SETS: Unikitty already got her own animated show on Cartoon Network, and we will be getting a series of collectible Unikitty figures in blind bags in August of this year. In addition, there are also going to be five regular sets numbered #41451-#41455.

And that’s pretty much it as far as LEGO’s presence at the New York Toy Fair. In the videos below, the Brothers Brick will show you around the LEGO booth, so you can see what it looked like, as well as show you some of the sets in more detail. It is interesting to note that my other favorite brand, Mega Construx, also had a subdued participation this year, which was particularly strange, as last year they had a huge custom display of a futuristic world that greatly excited fans.

What do you think? Which upcoming 2018 LEGO sets and themes are you looking forward to the most? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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2018 LEGO sets & themes announced!

by admin on February 17, 2018

in Other News & Updates

With the New York Toy Fair happening this weekend (February 17-20), we can expect quite a bit of interesting news. Even though LEGO announced earlier that they won’t be showcasing new sets and themes from the second half of the year, we should still be able to take a look at some of the spring and summer sets we have heard about from the German Toy Fair that took place last month. In addition to whatever information we will be able to get from the New York Toy Fair, LEGO also made a number of announcements about new sets and themes coming later this year. These may or may not be displayed at the New York Toy Fair, but they are definitely worth talking about. So let’s take a look. 🙂

2018 LEGO HARRY POTTER SETS: Yesterday, LEGO officially announced the return of the LEGO Harry Potter theme, and shared images of the #75954 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall. There will be at least five sets in the collection; three for Harry Potter, and two for Fantastic Beasts. And we will also get a collection of LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures and some Harry Potter themed LEGO BrickHeadz. Below are the details on the #75954 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall.

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts! Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements. Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures. Hogwarts Great Hall measures over 14” (37cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep. 878 pieces. Price: $99.99 – Available August 1st at LEGO retailers and the Online LEGO Shop.

2018 LEGO STAR WARS SETS: There will be at least five sets coming at the end of April related to upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film, one of which has been officially announced by LEGO earlier this week. The #75212 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon sports a white and blue color-scheme and a modified front section. It will include Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Qi’Ra, Quay Tolsite, Kessel Operations Droid, and DD-BD. 1,414 pieces. Price: $169.99 – Available (along with the other Star Wars: Solo sets) at LEGO retailers and the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2018 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD SETS: The LEGO Jurassic World theme is coming back, with a number of new sets related to the upcoming Jurassic World; Fallen Kingdom film. This includes five regular sets, three sets under the LEGO Juniors collection, and at least a couple of LEGO DUPLO sets. They will be available prior to the release of the movie on June 22nd, at LEGO retailers and the Online LEGO Shop.

2018 LEGO POWERPUFF GIRLS SETS: Also revealed earlier this week, there will be at least two sets under the LEGO PowerPuff Girls line; the #41287 LEGO PowerPuff Girls Bubbles Playground Showdown and the #41288 LEGO PowerPuff Girls Mojo Jojo Strikes. Below is a picture of the characters, including Princess Morbucks, Octi, Donny the Unicorn, Mojo Jojo, Buttercup, Bubbles, and Blossom. The sets will be available this summer through LEGO retailers and the Online LEGO Shop.

2018 LEGO SPEED CHAMPIONS SETS: The 2018 LEGO Speed Champions sets will be available at the beginning of March, and to whet our appetite, Ford made a special announcement about the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback race car that will come in the #75884 LEGO Speed Champions Ford Mustang Fastback set.

As a tribute to America’s favorite sports car, the 183-piece Ford Mustang kit features green bodywork with gold dual stripes and wheels, race graphic stickers, removable windscreen and a minifigure driver wearing a classic racing suit. For added fun, the race car set includes a Ford-branded timing board. “The new Ford Mustang LEGO Speed Champions set gives parents and children the chance to share their passions – generations of fans have grown up building LEGO sets and spending time together behind the wheel,” said Myra Lind, LEGO Speed Champions marketing manager. “This partnership of iconic brands allows kids of all ages to enjoy the latest products from two great companies.” As a natural fit for the new 2018 Mustang launch – the most personalized Mustang ever – Ford’s Design and Licensing teams worked closely with LEGO to create a 1968 Mustang fastback race car set that speaks to the passion, creativity and personalization pony car fans will appreciate. “We worked closely with LEGO to design a vintage Mustang, personalizing the fastback with stripes and decals that harken back to Ford’s racing heritage,” said Matt Monroe, Ford licensing manager. “This 1968 Mustang fastback race car is a special product that adds even more excitement to Ford’s LEGO Speed Champions lineup.”

Other sets in the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions line-up include the #75885 LEGO Speed Champions Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC, the #75886 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari 488 GT3 “Scuderia Corsa”, the #75887 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid, the #75888 LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0, and the #75889 LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Ultimate Garage. They will be available on March 1st at LEGO retailers and the LEGO Speed Champions section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2018 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES SETS: Also, scheduled for March, are six LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers Infinity War sets: #76101 LEGO Super Heroes Outrider Dropship Attack, #76102 LEGO Super Heroes Thor’s Weapon Quest, 76103 LEGO Super Heroes Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack, #76104 LEGO Super Heroes The Hulkbuster Smash-Up, #76107 LEGO Super Heroes Thanos: Ultimate Battle, and #76108 LEGO Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown. They will be available on March 1st at LEGO retailers and the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

I’m sure there will be a lot more news coming out this weekend from the New York Toy Fair, and if you would like to follow along, I would suggest that you keep an on some of the LEGO blogs, forums, and YouTube channels that are attending the event. I know representatives of the Brothers-Brick.com, FBTB.net, and BZPower.com are definitely going, and I expect that the brothers from The Brick Show will be there as well. I will summarize the various news and reports once the event is over, and in the meantime, we can discuss whatever we find out about in the comment section below. Feel free to share what you think and what new LEGO sets and themes you are looking forward to the most! 😉

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