As we have discussed previously, January/February of every year is when the various large international Toy Fairs happen; first in London, then in Germany, then in New York. This is when LEGO themes and sets for the new year get revealed. At the London toy fair pictures and videos cannot be taken, but it is still an important event because we get a list of the new sets and prices. Read here: 2015 LEGO Sets – London Toy Fair Report
The German Toy Fair took place this past week, and it is the first event where pictures and videos are allowed to be taken. Please note that not all 2015 sets and themes get revealed at this time, so for the full list of what’s coming this year I would suggest that you check the 2015 LEGO Sets – London Toy Fair Report. Also, some sets still have only prototypes and the minifigs are sometimes either absent or unfinished, but we can take a good look at most of the new sets. Images are from Atamaii.TV’s flickr page and from the Brickset database. So let’s dive in! 🙂
➡ 2015 LEGO NINJAGO SETS: As we have discussed in the previous report, Ninjago is getting another wave of very exciting sets. Seven new sets are going to be released this summer, including an updated version of the LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty, and some beautiful dragons (see below). Also, there will be a series of new spinners that are operated by a rip-cord and can fly! Also, don’t forget to check out the freshly released first wave of 2015 LEGO Ninjago sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ 2015 LEGO CITY SETS: As we have discussed previously, LEGO City is getting two sub-themes later this year, one is space related, and the other is about deep sea exploration. The deep sea exploration sets look great. Also, while some people haven’t been favorable towards the somewhat juniorized space sets, I think they look good both in size and playability. The other highly anticipated set was the #60097 LEGO City Square, which includes 14 minifigures, a coffee kiosk, a LEGO store with a Pick-A-Brick Wall and delivery van, garage with a truck, and an orange/black trolley with a stop. It looks good, although I hope we will get better close-up pictures soon as it is hard to make out the details.
➡ 2015 LEGO CREATOR SETS: In the previous 2015 LEGO Sets – London Toy Fair report, we mentioned the #31038 LEGO Creator Changing Seasons set. This sounded pretty interesting from the description with different color leaf pieces to change the seasons. Now that we can see pictures, I have to say that I was expecting something nicer, although there are probably some parts of this set we are not seeing. If you take a closer look you will notice that the house is split in the middle, which seems to indicate some play features. Another LEGO Creator set that was displayed is the #31039 LEGO Creator Blue Power Jet. It looks very nice.
arrow: 2015 LEGO FRIENDS SETS: The sub-theme of LEGO Friends this year is pop star on the road. As you can see, the color-scheme is mostly black and dark-pink. The #41101 LEGO Friends Heartlake Grand Hotel looks super grand! The #41106 LEGO Friends Pop Star Tour Bus also looks nice, although I’m wondering why LEGO went in such a controversial direction with this wave. LEGO Friends has already been criticized for being too much representing the lifestyle of the rich and famous with malls, beauty-salons, Jacuzzis, yachts, private jets and pony-rides. Although I’m a fan of LEGO Friends, and in general I support the effort to involve girls in creative building, I thought the animal clinic, school, jungle rescue, and light-house sets were more realistic and fun that all this glamour and paparazzi of the rock star lifestyle. But what do I know? 😕
➡ 2015 LEGO ELVES SETS: I was really looking forward to seeing the #41078 LEGO Elves Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle as I really like the first wave of LEGO Elves that will be released shortly, but I have to say I’m disappointed with the castle. I like some aspects of the set; like the different color sections for the four keys, and of course those pretty fence pieces, and the Pegasus, but I don’t like how they have done the castle itself – especially the tower roofs. But this is just my opinion. Let me know what you think…
➡ 2015 LEGO MIXELS SETS: LEGO Mixels is continuing with two other waves. Series 5 include brown/gold, blue/medium-blue, and yellow/red characters, and Series 6 includes purple/lavender, yellow/gray, and green/lime-green characters. It is interesting to note that these characters look bigger than the ones we got in previous series. Am I right? But whatever the size they are always fun. You can check out the currently available LEGO Mixels sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ 2015 LEGO MINECRAFT SETS: As we have discussed previously, there will be a second wave of the minifigure-scale LEGO Minecraft sets, with four new releases: #21119 LEGO Minecraft Dungeon, #21120 LEGO Minecraft Snow Hideout, #31121 LEGO Minecraft Desert Outpost, and the #31122 LEGO Minecraft Nether Fortress. The new sets will be released in June. Below you can get an overview of them, along with some of the minifigures. And you can also check out the first wave of minifigure-scale LEGO Minecraft sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ 2015 LEGO TECHNIC SETS: Interestingly, everyone who has been to the toy-fair mentioned how cool the new LEGO Technic sets are. LEGO Technic is of course excellent, but it is rarely pointed out as one of the most exciting themes. In the video below you can see two of the upcoming sets, the #42042 LEGO Technic Crawler Crane and the #42043 LEGO Technic Mercedes Benz Arocs. They do look good!
➡ 2015 LEGO ARCHITECTURE SETS: The #21023 LEGO Architecture Flatiron Building and the #21024 LEGO Architecture Louvre were a nice and pleasant surprise. Both of them are excellent additions to the LEGO Architecture collection. You can check out the currently available LEGO Architecture sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
Please note that the upcoming LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Legends of Chima, LEGO Jurassic World sets were not revealed, however you can read about them at the 2015 LEGO Sets – London Toy Fair Report. I also didn’t add the LEGO Scooby-Doo set as we just talked about those the other day and no new pictures were revealed at the toy fair. But even without those there is plenty to digest and think about for one day. What do you think? Which sets are you looking forward to the most? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! And in the meantime you can also check out the already released 2015 LEGO sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
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