All right, it is time for the Toy Fairs! As you probably know already, January/February of every year is when the various large international Toy Fairs happen; first in London, then in Germany, then in New York. Why is this important for LEGO fans? Well, because this is the time when LEGO themes and sets for the new year get revealed!
The London Toy Fair is the first one on the list. LEGO doesn’t allow any pictures/videos to be taken at this event as many of the new sets and minifigures are still in prototype stage. However this is still an important event as participants can get a good idea of all the news sets and themes. A couple of weeks later at the German Toy Fair, and even later at the New York Toy Fair, pictures and videos are allowed on some of the new products, and usually by this time most of the sets and minifigures are finalized for the year.
So although we don’t have any pictures yet, let’s talk about what has been revealed at the recent London Toy Fair. Thanks to Huw from Brickset, Barry from BrickFanatics and Graham from AllAboutBricks, who have attended the event, we can at least get a description of what they have seen (again; no pictures/videos was allowed). So let’s begin!
2014 LEGO STAR WARS SETS: According to what I have read from participants of the Toy Fair the original trilogy sets looked pretty good, especially the Cantina. In the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar this year we will get a Christmas tree droid and Darth Vader Santa.
- #75048 LEGO Star Wars The Phantom – $24.99
- #75049 LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder – $29.99
- #75050 LEGO Star Wars B-Wing – $49.99
- #75051 LEGO Star Wars Jedi Scout Fighter – $59.99
- #75052 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina – $69.99
- #75053 LEGO Star Wars The Ghost – $89.99
- #75054 LEGO Star Wars AT-AT – $109.99
- #75055 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer – $129.99
- #75056 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar – $39.99
2014 LEGO SUPER HEROES SETS: Apparently DC Super Heroes will be put on hold until 2015, and this year we will only get Marvel Super Heroes sets. The new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets will be based on the Guardians of the Galaxy film. Cyclops is confirmed as a minifigure in the X-Men in his Astonishing X-Men outfit. Storm will have a black outfit and Magneto comes with slick white hair.
- #76019 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy – $19.99
- #76020 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy – $39.99
- #76021 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy – $74.99
- #76022 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes X-Men – $49.99
2014 LEGO THE HOBBIT SETS: No news of any LEGO Lord of the Rings sets being planned for this year, however there are a few LEGO The Hobbit sets released in October of this year. The sets displayed at the Toy Fair didn’t have any names yet, but there will be a Smaug similar-sized to the standard LEGO Castle dragon. The Witch King minifig glows in the dark. There will also be a set featuring another part of Laketown, and a couple of other sets, but we will have to wait to get a better description.
2014 LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA SETS: There are going to be new Speedorz sets, regular sets, and large contraction figures. As far as the story goes, apparently a crack has formed in the earth’s crust and the Chi has fallen into it. The lions and eagles have to battle with long-extinct animals like mammoths and saber-tooth tigers that has been awakened by the Chi. And there is also a giant Phoenix.
- #70141 LEGO Chima Vardy’s Ice Vulture Glider – $19.99
- #70142 LEGO Chima Eris’ Fire Eagle Flyer – $29.99
- #70143 LEGO Chima Sir Fangar’s Sabertooth Walker – $39.99
- #70144 LEGO Chima Laval’s Fire Lion – $49.99
- #70145 LEGO Chima Maula’s Ice Mammoth Stomper – $89.99
- #70146 LEGO Chima Flying Phoenix Fire Temple – $119.99
- #70149 LEGO Chima Speedorz Scorching Blades – $12.99
- #70150 LEGO Chima Speedorz Flaming Claws – $12.99
- #70151 LEGO Chima Speedorz Frozen Spikes – $12.99
- #70152 LEGO Chima Speedorz Lava Breakout – $12.99
- #70153 LEGO Chima Speedorz Fang Trap – $12.99
- #70154 LEGO Chima Speedorz Frozen Fortress – $12.99
- #70155 LEGO Chima Speedorz Inferno Pit – $12.99
- #70156 LEGO Chima Speedorz Fire vs. Ice – $19.99
- #70206 LEGO Chima CHI Laval – $14.99
- #70207 LEGO Chima CHI Cragger – $14.99
- #70208 LEGO Chima CHI Panthar – $14.99
- #70209 LEGO Chima CHI Mungus – $14.99
- #70210 LEGO Chima CHI Vardy – $14.99
- #70211 LEGO Chima CHI Fluminox – $19.99
- #70212 LEGO Chima CHI Sir Fangar – $19.99
2014 LEGO AGENTS ULTRA SETS: Agents was a very popular theme in 2008-2009, and now it is back! Inferno is still the badguy and there are still spies after him. Each of the sets contain a code for activating an augmented reality mission based app to create your own comic.
- #70160 LEGO Agents Riverside Raid – £9.99
- #70161 LEGO Agents Tremor Track Infiltration – £17.99
- #70162 LEGO Agents Inferno Interception – £24.99
- #70163 LEGO Agents Toxikita’s Toxic Meltdown – £34.99
- #70164 LEGO Agents Hurricane Heist – £49.99
- #70165 LEGO Agents Ultra Agents Mission HQ – £79.99
2014 LEGO NINJAGO SETS: There are just a couple of new LEGO Ninjago sets for this summer, but the good news is that LEGO is planning to continue Ninjago through 2015 and maybe even beyond.
- #70727 LEGO Ninjago X-1 Ninja Charger – $39.99
- #70728 LEGO Ninjago Battle for Ninjago City – $119.99
2014 LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES SETS: There are going to be two different TMNT series (three if you count the one set coming out in the LEGO Juniors range). There are sets based on the cartoon witch feature brighter colors, and sets based on the movie coming out later this year. The colors in the movie based sets are darker; even the turtles are a different, darker color.
- #79115 LEGO TMNT Turtle Van Takedown – $39.99
- #79116 LEGO TMNT Big Rig Snow Getaway – $69.99
- #79117 LEGO TMNT Turtle Lair Invasion – $99.99
2014 THE LEGO MOVIE SETS: We have discussed all of these sets earlier (see links at the end of this post), and as we know they are going to be awesome! MetalBeard’s giant pirate ship will be available for VIP members starting in mid-February.
- #70810 The LEGO Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow – ???
- #70814 The LEGO Movie Emmet’s Constructo-Mech – $59.99
- #70815 The LEGO Movie Super Secret Police Dropship – $79.99
- #70816 The LEGO Movie Benny’s Spaceship, SPACESHIP! – $99.99
2014 LEGO HERO FACTORY SETS: In this wave of LEGO Super Heroes sets our heroes are heading underground to fight subterranean spiders. The spiders are one-piece rubber elements with a shield on the top that you can press down to make the spider jump into the air to attack. Some pieces may be glow-in-the-dark.
- #44023 LEGO Hero Factory ROCKA Crawler – $9.99
- #44024 LEGO Hero Factory TUNNELER Beast vs. SURGE – $9.99
- #44025 LEGO Hero Factory BULK Drill Machine – $14.99
- #44026 LEGO Hero Factory CRYSTAL Beast vs. BULK – $14.99
- #44027 LEGO Hero Factory BREEZ Flea Machine – $14.99
- #44028 LEGO SURGE & ROCKA Combat Machine – $24.99
- #44029 LEGO QUEEN Beast vs. FURNO, EVO & STORMER – $34.99
2014 LEGO MIXELS: We have discussed these fun little characters before extensively so I won’t repeat that information here (see links at the end of this post), but the point is that all 27 LEGO Mixels from the first three series were displayed at the Toy Fair. The first series features red, yellow and black creatures, and the later series include purple, lime green, blue, brown, orange characters. Series 1 will be released in March, Series 2 in June, and Series 3 in September. These will be highly collectible cheap little sets only costing a few dollars each. There will also be a TV show related to the characters on Cartoon Network.
2014 LEGO CITY SETS: The LEGO City Arctic theme will be released this summer. The story has to do with looking for crystals in the Arctic ice. There will be new polar bears, new huskies, and new snow-shoes. The color scheme is mainly orange with some blue. There are also three LEGO City Train sets. According to what I have read from participant of the Toy Fair they aren’t particularly impressive.
- #60032 LEGO City Arctic Snowmobile – $6.99
- #60033 LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler – $14.99
- #60034 LEGO City Arctic Helicrane – $39.99
- #60035 LEGO City Arctic Outpost – $49.99
- #60036 LEGO City Arctic Base Camp – $89.99
- #60050 LEGO City Train Station – $64.99
- #60051 LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train – $149.99
- #60052 LEGO City Cargo Train – $199.99
2014 LEGO TECHNIC SETS: Three sets will be released this summer; a bulldozer, a 4WD pickup truck, and a Volvo-licensed remote-controlled trench-digger (the biggest set of the three).
2014 LEGO FRIENDS SETS: This time the girls are heading for the jungle, which should be an interesting setting, hopefully with even more animals. Speaking of animals, the small LEGO Friends sets will include a Seal, a Lion and a Panda.
- #41030 LEGO Friends Olivia’s Ice Cream Bike – $9.99
- #41031 LEGO Friends Andrea’s Mountain Hut – $9.99
- #41032 LEGO Friends First Aid Jungle Bike – $14.99
- #41033 LEGO Friends Jungle Falls Rescue – $19.99
- #41034 LEGO Friends Summer Caravan – $29.99
- #41036 LEGO Friends Jungle Bridge Rescue – $29.99
- #41038 LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base – $59.99
- #41040 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar – $29.99
- #41047 LEGO Friends Seal on a Rock – $3.99
- #41048 LEGO Friends Lion in the Savannah – $3.99
- #41049 LEGO Friends Panda in the Bamboo – $3.99
- #41058 LEGO Friends Heartlake Shopping Center – $109.99
- #41059 LEGO Friends Jungle Tree House – $24.99
2014 LEGO CREATOR SETS: Creator is usually not the most exciting theme, however it is the closest of what LEGO is all about with alternate building models and lots of basic elements. They are also a good way to learn interesting building techniques. According to participants at the Toy Fair, the Bike Shop set looks particularly interesting with lots of internal details and a foldable layout.
- #31023 LEGO Creator Yellow Racers – $29.99
- #31024 LEGO Creator Roaring Power – $29.99
- #31026 LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Café – $89.99
2014 LEGO COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES: The next series of Collectible Minifigures will be based on The Simpsons and will be available in May. The series after that will be featuring characters from the upcoming LEGO Minifigures Online MMO Game and will include a code to unlock the character in the game.
2014 LEGO JUNIORS SETS: Juniors sets are kind of in between DUPLO and LEGO Creator for younger builders. They come with a lot of pre-made parts and sections that are easy to put together, while still allowing some free-building with regular LEGO elements.
- #10669 LEGO Juniors Turtle’s Lair – $19.99
- #10671 LEGO Juniors Fire Emergency – $19.99
- #10676 LEGO Juniors Knights’ Castle – $49.99
2014 LEGO DUPLO SETS: DUPLO is for little kids, but it is interesting to know how many licensed themes are included this year. I guess we have to get those kiddies started early! Some adults (including myself) also enjoy LEGO DUPLO sets. They can be easily mixed with regular LEGO and they are great for building up some impressive large structures fast!
- #10526 LEGO DUPLO Peter Pan’s Visit – $29.99
- #10528 LEGO DUPLO School Bus – $19.99
- #10538 LEGO DUPLO Planes – US$29.99
- #10539 LEGO DUPLO Beach Racing – $24.99
- #10543 LEGO DUPLO Superman Rescue – $19.99
- #10544 LEGO DUPLO The Joker Challenge – $29.99
- #10545 LEGO DUPLO Batcave Adventure – $49.99
- #10568 LEGO DUPLO Knight Tourney – £8.99
- #10569 LEGO DUPLO Treasure Attack – $29.99
- #10577 LEGO DUPLO Big Royal Castle – £49.99
- #10579 LEGO DUPLO Clubhouse Cafe – $12.99
- #10580 LEGO DUPLO Deluxe Box of Fun – $49.99
And that’s all for today! Plenty to digest and think about. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss the 2014 LEGO sets in the comment section below!
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- 2014 LEGO Star Wars Sets More Details
- 2014 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
- 2014 LEGO Legends of Chima New Tribes
- 2014 LEGO Super Heroes Sets – Pictures!
- The LEGO Movie Summer Sets?
- LEGO Mixels – More Details & Pictures!