The early part of the year is the traditional time for various toy fairs. Although the target audience is retailers who want to see the upcoming product lines and hot toys for the year, it is also exciting for LEGO fans. Toy fairs are usually the first time to get a glimpse of new LEGO sets scheduled to be released during the year. This week we had the London Toy fair, with the German Toy Fair coming up soon.
The London Toy Fair had a strict policy against taking pictures, however LEGO fans were allowed to look around and take notes. Below I will list the upcoming LEGO sets based on the notes of Brickset’s owner Huw, who lives in the UK and had a chance to go to the London Toy Fair personally. So let’s dive right in so we can discuss!
2013 LEGO STAR WARS SETS: for the LEGO Star Wars line there is a mixture of sets from the movies, as well as from the newly launched Yoda Chronicles. LEGO has been doing an excellent job with the LEGO Star Wars minifigures, and they will continue this trend in the upcoming sets.
- #75015 LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid – with new Jango Fett, Clone Trooper and Battle Droid. Price: £19.99
- #75016 LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid – with Adi Galia, Clone Trooper, and Super Battle Droid. Price: £29.99
- #75017 LEGO Star Wars Duel on Geonosis – a battleground with various obstacles and traps and a small speeder. New Yoda with olive-green head, new Dooku, Dooku’s Pilot Droid, and Poggle the Lesser. Price: £39.99
- #75018 LEGO Star Wads Jek 14’s Stealth Starfighter - from the Yoda Chronicles. It’s a fairly large craft, black with red accents. Looks a bit like an X-Wing without the top wings. Minifigs are Jek-14, Separatist Bounty Hunter, Special Forces Clone Trooper, and R4-G0. Price: £59.99
- #75019 LEGO Star Wars AT-TE – with Mace Windu, Coleman Trebor, Clone Trooper Gunner, and two Battle Droids. P rice: £79.99
- #75020 LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge – with Jabba, Leia, R2-D2, Ree-Yees, Weequay, and Max Rebo. This is one of the sets LEGO Star Wars fans are looking forward the most. Price: £99.99
- #75021 LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship – a re-work of the previously released gunship. With Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, Clone Pilot, Clone Trooper Officer, and two Super Battle Droids. Price: £109.99
- #75022 LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Speeder – with two Mandalorian Super Commandos, and a new Darth Maul. Price: £24.99
- #75023 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar – with Santa Jango Fett! Price: £24.99
2013 LEGO NINJAGO SETS: there are no more Ninjago sets for 2013, however LEGO may continue Ninjago in 2014. (See: LEGO Ninjago – Important Announcement!)
2013 LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA SETS: Legends of Chima is currently LEGO’s pet, on a mission to duplicate the success of Ninjago. Lots of sets are already out, including the first wave of the Speedorz game sets, and more sets and Speedorz games are coming throughout the rest of the year. There are also six large buildable characters coming in August. We are definitely going to get inundated with Chima sets!
- #70007 LEGO Legends of Chima Eglor’s Twin Bike – a two-wheeled vehicle being chased by Razcal in a small helicopter. Price: £19.99
- #70008 LEGO Legends of Chima Gorzan’s Gorilla Striker – includes a gorilla-like mecha and minifigs Rizzo, Gorzan, Gardo, and G’Loona (female gorilla). Price: £49.99
- #70009 LEGO Legends of Chima Worriz’ Combat Lair – an eight-wheeled contraption that breaks into five sections. With Eris, Grizzam, Windra, Wakz, Wilhurt, and Worriz. Price: £59.99
- #70010 LEGO Legends of Chima The Lion CHI Temple - the Lion Temple everyone has been waiting for! With Lagravis, Laval, Longtooth, Eris, Cragger, Crawley, and Razar. Price: £99.99
- #70107 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Skunk Attack – features Skinnet, the skunk. Price: £9.99
- #70108 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Royal Roost – features Laval, the lion. Price: £9.99
- #70109 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Whirling Vines – features Gorzan, the gorilla. Price: £9.99
- #70110 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Tower Target – features Grizzam, the gorilla. Price: £9.99
- #70111 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Swamp Jump – features Furty, the fox. Price: £9.99
- #70112 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Croc Chomp – features Croc, the crocodile. Price: £9.99
- #70114 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Sky Joust - starter set with two Speedorz. Price: £14.99
- #70200 LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Laval – large buildable lion character. Price: £10.99
- #70201 LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Eris – large buildable eagle character. Price: £10.99
- #70202 LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Gorzan – large buildable gorilla character. Price: £10.99
- #70203 LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Cragger – large buildable crocodile character. Price: £10.99
- #70204 LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Worriz – large buildable wolf character. Price: £10.99
- #70205 LEGO Legends of Chima CHI Razar – large buildable raven character. Price: £10.99
2013 LEGO CASTLE SETS: there will be five LEGO Castle sets coming this summer, featuring two warring factions; blue/gray knights with lions on their shields, and red/black knights with dragons on their shields.
- #70400 LEGO Castle Forest Ambush – two knights pulling a cart loaded with gold being ambushed by two baddies from behind a tree. Price: £7.99
- #70401 LEGO Castle Gold Getaway – red/black carriage being pulled by a black horse, a small chunk of a castle, two knights and a crossbow-cart. Price: £17.99
- #70402 LEGO Castle The Gatehouse Raid – a section of castle wall with a gate, two knights guarding it, a red/black catapult, two baddies, one horse. Price: £24.99
- #70403 LEGO Castle Dragon Mountain - damsel in a small prison on top of a spiral staircase, two knights with catapult, a red/black wizard and a red dragon. Price: £34.99
- #70404 LEGO Castle King’s Castle – large castle with drawbridge, three turrets, 3 or 4 knights plus the King, and three baddies with a siege-machine. Price: £79.99
2013 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS SETS: four new sets are coming in the LEGO Lord of the Rings line. According to the preliminary images I have seen they are all excellent. Lord of the Rings fans should be very happy!
- #79005 LEGO Lord of the Rings The Wizard Battle - small set featuring Saruman and Gandalf the Grey. Price: £11.99
- #79006 LEGO Lord of the Rings The Council of Elrond – features Elrond, Arwen, Frodo and Gimli. Price: £29.99
- #79007 LEGO Lord of the Rings Battle at the Black Gate – an awesome set depicting the Black Gate scene from the third movie. Contains Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Mouth of Sauron and two Mordor Orcs. Price: £59.99
- #79008 LEGO Lord of the Rings Pirate Ship Ambush – a wonderful ship with brown sails and nine minifigures; Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, King of the Dead, two Soldiers of the Dead, Pirate of Umbar, and two Mordor Orcs. Price: £89.99
2013 LEGO LONE RANGER SETS: we talked about these already, so I won’t repeat the details, but I will list the sets again for your convenience. See here for more: LEGO Lone Ranger Sets Pictures!
- #79106 LEGO Lone Ranger Cavalry Builder - Price: £11.99
- #79107 LEGO Lone Ranger Comanche Camp - Price: £19.99
- #79108 LEGO Lone Ranger Stagecoach Escape – Price: £29.99
- #79109 Lone Ranger Colby City Showdown – Price: £39.99
- #79110 LEGO Lone Ranger Silver Mine Shootout – Price: £69.99
- #79111 Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase – Price: £79.99
2013 LEGO GALAXY SQUAD SETS: I’m a big fan of the first wave of LEGO Galaxy Squad sets, and I’m happy that a second wave will be coming later in the year.
- #70706 LEGO Galaxy Squad Crater Creeper - large 6-legged bug, with beetle-like pinchers, small craft with green good-guy. Price: £17.99
- #70707 LEGO Galaxy Squad CLS-89 Eradicator Mech – orange/white mecha, two four-legged bugs. Price: £34.99
- #70708 LEGO Galaxy Squad Hive Crawler – even larger 6-legged bug with legs that move as it gets rolled across the floor. Features an egg-flinging mechanism. Comes with dark-red good-guy in small white/dark-red craft. Price: £49.99
- #70709 LEGO Galaxy Squad Galactic Titan – blue/white vehicle with large tracks and detachable spaceship, long-thin millipede-like bug with a bug minifig on its back. Price: £79.99
2013 LEGO CITY SETS: there will be two sub-themes for LEGO City; LEGO City Airport and LEGO City Coast Guard.
- #60019 LEGO City Airport Stunt Plane – features a black/red/white single-prop plane and a small ground-support vehicle. Price: £9.99
- #60020 LEGO City Airport Cargo Truck - features a six-wheeled truck, an orange fork-lift truck and a couple of pallets. Price: £24.99
- #60021 LEGO City Airport Cargo Heliplane – features a heliplane with end-of-wing mounted rotors, and also some logs and a minifig with a chainsaw. Price: £34.99
- #60022 LEGO City Airport Cargo Terminal - contains a huge cargo plane, various ground support vehicles (including a conveyer-truck for loading the pallets) and a control-tower. Price: £69.99
- #60011 LEGO City Coast Guard Surfer Rescue - jet-ski, two minifigures and a shark. Price: £4.99
- #60012 LEGO City Coast Guard 4×4 and Diving Boat – two minifigures. Price: £9.99
- #60013 LEGO City Coast Guard Helicopter – helicopter rescuing wind-surfer. Price: £24.99
- #60014 LEGO City Coast Guard Patrol – the largest of the sets. Includes a large floating boat, rock, lighthouse, small helicopter, sharks, etc. Price: £59.99
- #60015 LEGO City Coast Guard Plane – seaplane rescuing fishing-boat. Price: £34.99
- #60024 LEGO City Advent Calendar – Price: £19.99
2013 LEGO FRIENDS SETS: Friends will get six new sets in August, as well as three small sets with more cute animals and an Advent Calendar.
- #41005 LEGO Friends Heartlake High – school building with mostly light-yellow bricks and a dark-blue roof. Three figures including an African-American boy. (Finally another male!) Price: £49.99
- #41006 LEGO Friends Downtown Bakery – similar size and design to the previously released Cafe, but with a tan/dark-pink/orange color-scheme. Price: £24.99
- #41009 LEGO Friends Andrea’s Bedroom – dressing-table, sofa, small table with laptop. Price: £9.99
- #41010 LEGO Friends Olivia’s Beach Buggy – beach-buggy, ice-cream stand, palm tree. Price: £9.99
- #41013 LEGO Friends Emma’s Sports Car – sports car and picnic table. Price: £12.99
- #41015 LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser – large pleasure-boat with removable top to access the bedroom and galley below deck. Three figures, including a Caucasian boy. Price: £59.99
- #41023 LEGO Friends Fawn’s Forest – Price: £2.99
- #41024 LEGO Friends Parrot’s Perch – Price: £2.99
- #41025 LEGO Friends Puppy’s Playhouse – Price: £2.99
- #41016 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar – Price: £19.99
2013 LEGO CREATOR SETS: all three of the sets listed below are scheduled to be released in August.
- #31010 LEGO Creator Treehouse – with a tree, white treehouse, and one minifig. Looking forward to this one! Price: £24.99
- #31011 LEGO Creator Aviation Adventures – yellow/white/blue single prop plane with the alternate models being a helicopter and speedboat. Price: £49.99
- #31012 LEGO Creator Family House – two-story modern family home. White walls, tan window-frames, dark-red/brown roof. Also includes a car and two minifigs. Alternate models are a villa and a small factory. Price: £59.99
2013 LEGO TECHNIC SETS: there will be four Technic sets released in August. According to Huw, they are all excellent!
- #42001 LEGO Technic Mini Off-Roader – a very small model, but with full suspension. Orange body.
- #42005 LEGO Technic Monster Truck – large wheels, hefty tires, red body, full suspension.
- #42008 LEGO Technic Service Truck – rescue vehicle with Power Functions, a green body and red highlights.
- #42009 LEGO Technic Mobile Crane Mk II - a ten-wheeled huge mobile crane equipped with Power Functions. Said to be the largest Technic model ever in terms of number of pieces.
There are also new sets in LEGO Super Heroes, but the set names and minifigs are not yet revealed, only the set numbers. We already talked about the new LEGO Mindstorms set which will be released later this year (See: A New Generation of LEGO Mindstorms!). Also, there are going to be three new games (Chima, Batman and a family-game). Series 10 and 11 of the Collectible Minifigures will be released as well, and also a six DUPLO sets based on the Jake and the Neverland Pirates and the Planes TV series by Disney and Pixar. And for LEGO Hero Factory fans there will be seven new sets.
And that concludes the 2013 LEGO sets scheduled for release later this year. I’m excited about the LEGO Lord of the Rings sets, LEGO Galaxy Squad, the LEGO Lone Ranger sets, and of course the Collectible Minifigures. I’m still not sure about the new LEGO Castle line. I really have to see some good pictures to decide if I like them. Same with the LEGO Star Wars sets. And since LEGO is pushing it so much, I’m sure I will pick up a LEGO Legends of Chima set here and there to make LEGO happy.
How about you? What do you think of the upcoming 2013 LEGO sets? Which one of the themes are you looking forward to the most? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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