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German Toy Fair more LEGO sets & videos

by admin on February 7, 2015

in Other News & Updates

We have already talked about the London and German Toy Fairs where many new sets scheduled for the rest of the year were revealed (see: 2015 LEGO Sets – London Toy Fair Report, and 2015 LEGO Sets – German Toy Fair Report). In addition, the New York Toy Fair – where we can expect even more LEGO sets to be showcased – will be coming up from February 14th to the 17th. And while we were able to get a good selection of images previously (thanks to people who were able to participate in the events), since then I have also found some great videos from the German Toy Fair that shows even more details. So while we are waiting for the New York Toy Fair, I thought to share with you these videos. 🙂

LEGO at the German Toy Fair 2015

Please note that these videos don’t show all the sets, just highlight some of the largest/most interesting ones. To see a more comprehensive list of the upcoming 2015 LEGO sets and themes, please refer to the previous toy fair reports linked above (and also at the end of this post). The reason I find these videos interesting is because they reveal some functions of the sets that were not possible to detect on still images. So let’s take a look…

2015 LEGO Ninjago German Toy Fair 1

2015 LEGO NINJAGO SETS: In the video below you can check out the function of several of the new Ninjago sets, including the #70738 LEGO Ninjago Final Fight of Destiny’s Bounty, the gorgeous new dragon in the #70736 LEGO Ninjago Attack of the Morro Dragon, and the #70735 LEGO Ninjago Ronin R.E.X. The interesting thing about this last set is that it has one of the new Airjitzu spinners perched at the back. The new spinners work with ripcords and can both fly in the air and spin on any hard surface. In this set pretty much the entire vehicle works as the handle to release the spinner, and there are also smaller sets with more streamlined handles. You can attach one minifig in the middle of the spinner, inside a clear plastic capsule. Based on this its pretty obvious that the goal of the game is not going to be knocking minifigs out of the spinners, like it was the case with the first generation of the spinner sets, but what the actual objective of the new game is going to be is not known at this point. My guess would be crashing spinners in mid-air, or something like that. 🙄

I’m very happy to see the spinners back. The first generation of spinners had tremendous play-value. They were easy to operate and were able to spin for a long time remarkably well. I do like the idea of flying spinners; anything that flies makes kids happy… even adults like flying toys! What I don’t like is the size and shape of the spinners. First of all, they are too big. Kids could easily pack 2-3 of the first generation spinners (along with minifigs) in their pocket before going out to the playground. These new spinners take up too much room, especially with the handles. Secondly, the spinners don’t look like LEGO at all; there are no studs, no way to customize them, and in general appear completely non-LEGO. This is a shame, and hopefully it won’t become a trend. I’m not a toy designer, but it seems to me that with a bit of extra tinkering they could have been made more LEGO-like. And it is also possible once we see them in person we will like them just as they are.

2015 Ninjago Airjitsu Spinners

2015 LEGO ULTRA AGENTS SETS: This video is interesting because it highlights a LEGO Ultra agent set we haven’t seen before, the #70173 Ultra Agents Ocean HQ. The video also shows how the app-bricks work with LEGO Ultra Agents games on a tablet device. They are made of a conductive plastic that recognizes you moving the bricks around a touch-screen. App-bricks are included with all the new LEGO Ultra Agents sets.

I really like LEGO Ultra Agents, and it looks like I’m not the only one, as this is going to be the third wave of sets released in this theme. That’s pretty unusual, and I’m quite happy to see. The conflict of high-tech agents and even more high-tech villains is a good one. The first wave of LEGO Ultra Agents sets were released last year, the second wave is going to be available in March, but you can already see pictures and details listed at the LEGO Ultra Agents section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop 2015 LEGO Ultra Agents

2015 LEGO ELVES SETS: As we have discussed previously, the first wave of LEGO Elves sets is going to be released new month, and in the summer we will only get a couple of more; the #41077 LEGO Elves Aira’s Pegasus Sleigh, and the #41078 LEGO Elves Skyra’s Mysterious Sky Castle. In the video below you can see both, along with the sets in the first wave. I think they look excellent and can’t wait to see them in person.

2015 LEGO CITY SETS: This video shows some of the recently released LEGO Swamp Police sets, LEGO Construction Vehicles, as well as the upcoming LEGO City Deep Sea sets, LEGO City Space Station sets, and also the much talked about #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. A great addition to any LEGO City layout.

There are a couple other LEGO related videos from the German Toy Fair, one highlighting the upcoming LEGO Speed Champions and the other some of the new LEGO BIONICLE sets. I’m not going to post them here as I don’t want to overwhelm this page with too many videos, but you can check them out at the Spieletest.at YouTube channel. And if you would like to see even more videos two other channels, Atamaii.TV and Zusammengebaut also has some good video footage. They cover the same sets, but just a bit differently. I also recommend subscribing to these channels, as they cover the German Toy Fair each year.

So what do you think? Did the videos help you to get a better feel for the upcoming sets? Which ones are you looking forward to the most? Are you saving up for any of them? 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.

Shop 2015 New Sets

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Narrator_Bob February 7, 2015 at 11:20 AM

I need all of those Ninjago sets!!!!!!!

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OTigger February 7, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Those new ninjago spinners look pretty cool. I dont usually buy ninjago, because some of the sets are just weird, but I think that those spinners are a must have.

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NinJAYgo Lover February 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM

WOAH. Those Ninjago sets are EPIC!
I’m already saving up for the Morrow Dragon!

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LegoUniverse Bob February 7, 2015 at 2:16 PM

I know right! I’m totally getting Morro Dragon, seems the best.

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BLProductions February 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM

100% Agreed. But don’t forget the Master Wu Dragon to go with it. 😉

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LegoUniverse Bob February 8, 2015 at 6:13 AM

Oh and one set with two mechs in it! A must for me.

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Kim February 7, 2015 at 2:04 PM

I need City Square!!!!!!

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admin February 7, 2015 at 11:20 PM

I knew you will say that. 🙄

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BLProductions February 7, 2015 at 4:21 PM

There is simply too much I have to say for me to say it all. But thanks for posting these videos! I didn’t know about them, though I thought there must be some. 😐
Of Ninjago: I can’t say I like the new suits so much. I mean, I like black, and the Ninjas’ colors work well, but I guess what I’m saying is I don’t know who’s in the Red/Blue outfit, and I don’t like that color scheme. Maybe it’s Skylor? The Ronin REX set seems pretty cool, although being built for a spinner seems kinda useless. Ronin himself is sweet, though. I like that we’re getting more colors of the Conical Hats. Speaking of those, it seems Sensei Wu has been upgraded, finally. It looks like he’s riding the Luck Dragon. 😐 The Titan Mech Battle actually seems pretty large, which is better than expectations.
Of Ultra Agents: Have we seen images of the other two sets yet? If not, I guess we have a week to go…. Anyways, that Ocean HQ has TWO Rapid Shooters – in White! That’s new. The boat is very cool, looks like it’s in the $100-120 range. I like it much more than the old HQ. I note the presence of those spring shooters with hook, on both this and 70738. I think the App Bricks look more fun than Fusion, but that’s just my opinion.
Of Elves & City: Both look good, though I’m disappointed with the Junior-ization of some of the City. Elves on the other hand has some cool parts, particularly the – is it a flying Unicorn? No, it’s a Pegasus, right? That would make sense given the set’s name. 😕 No doubt these will be popular, though not for me. But I may get one set from the March wave. 😕
So, it looks like a good year for LEGO in non-lisenced themes, now I want to see the licensed themes. From what I’ve heard they’re not as good. 😕
So concludes my over-long essay. If only I could write like this in school. 😉

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admin February 7, 2015 at 11:26 PM

Interesting that you like the Ultra Agents ship better than the HQ. I was thinking the opposite – although that’s probably just because in general I like land-vehicles better. I think all of the Ultra Agents sets are really cool. As far as licensed sets, I think the upcoming Marvel sets are pretty good. And for Star Wars I’m pretty sure the real exciting stuff is going to come out in the fall/winter with the new movie. 😛

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LegoUniverse Bob February 8, 2015 at 6:16 AM

Wait, I thought the movie is coming out in 2016? I guess you meant in the winter after the next new year. 🙂

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BLProductions February 8, 2015 at 2:11 PM

No, actually, it’s coming out December 2015. I’m torn between disgust and sadness (but I won’t get into why here). It had really better be good. 😕
@admin, I too prefer land vehicles, particularly bikes, and I don’t like boats. But the UA boat is super cool, those rapid shooters are a big draw for me. 🙂 I think that Marvel, DC Comics, and Speed Champions are the best licensed themes this year, and SW has really gone downhill. And not just this last wave, 2014 saw a decrease in set quality as well. I am interested in what LEGO will come out with for the new movie, chances are they will be as good as the movie, which hopefully means good. 😐
On the topic of summer sets, has anyone seen the Chima? It’s a non-licensed theme, the sets should have been on display. 😕

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Narrator_Bob February 7, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Does anyone know what that thing that came out of destiny’s bounty’s mast is? It looks like it has a motorcycle she’ll piece in it.

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BLProductions February 7, 2015 at 8:15 PM

Nothing comes out of the Bounty’s mast in the video, or in the set. The object he took out came from the roof of the cabin, and it seems to be a tools holder. There’s a 6-piece tool set, two swords, and maybe a stud shooter (though that’s doubtful) in it. 😉

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kai February 7, 2015 at 8:51 PM

It does look like a vehicle to me though…

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Ninja Of Stealth February 8, 2015 at 11:50 PM

Ninjago! Ninjago! Ninjago! Three dragons in one wave, what’s not to like? These ninjago sets seem better than the ones released recently. Finally not as many vehicles! My shelf is getting crowded. In a good way of course.

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