LEGO at the New York Toy Fair summary

by admin on February 19, 2018

in Other News & Updates

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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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

FrenchToast February 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Ohhhhh!!! Those collectible minifigs are great! I want them all! I like the Brickheadz set too. It could even make a fun party game!


admin February 19, 2018 at 12:35 PM

I like that idea with the party game! 😀


waverider February 19, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Wow! That hulkbuster! And it looks great from both the front and back! Maybe the toy fair has some new regulation that affected all of the companies? Or perhaps it was the license partners that put on more restrictions on what can be displayed?


admin February 19, 2018 at 12:37 PM

I thought of that too. Mega is a small company compared to LEGO, but they stole the show last year with their display. Why they didn’t do it again is really strange. So yeah, two companies subduing their displays at the same time seem to indicate that there may be some other forces involved that we don’t know about.


hushpuppy February 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Eh….. nothing really excites me. Maybe just the minifigs and the Brickheads. But those are small. I’m not so much into HP or SW, and I don’t care for Unikitty or those stupid Powerpuff Girls. Jurassic World is okay though. I just want some good building sets that are not licensed. Too bad the Ninjago docks was not on display. That’s what I was most curious about.


admin February 19, 2018 at 12:40 PM

The Toy Fair is mainly for retailers not for fans, so what is displayed doesn’t always make the most sense for us. The San Diego Comic is usually more interesting for fans. But that’s not until July. 😐


Tony February 19, 2018 at 1:59 PM

I was just at Toys’R’Us the other day and they already have the March Speed Champions sets on sale. I think the only one I didn’t see was the big one with the track.


Legostuff71 February 19, 2018 at 2:46 PM

A lot of sets that are Already out now. The video went a little too fast for me . As if the guy filming it wanted to get out of there quickly. I could be wrong, but, was that a new NINJAGO dragon set in the video?


admin February 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM

The first video is a general walk-thru. The other videos I included in the player spends more time with specific sets. These booths are pretty crowded, so it can get pretty claustrophobic. 😀


OhioBricker February 19, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Couldn’t be more more excited about the CMFs. Even the ones I don’t like are still very cool!
I think the Go Brick Me is a good idea; it’s just that it’s still BrickHeadz. That theme just never did do anything for me. I tried…


admin February 19, 2018 at 4:06 PM

BrickHeadz is one of those themes that people either love or can’t relate to at all. It’s kind of like how Mixels was. 🙄


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