LEGO Ideas - Ship in the Bottle

January 11th, 2018

Overnight LEGO released the next LEGO Ideas set. More photos in the full story.

Ship in a Bottle
21313
AUD$119.99
Available from 1 Feb 2018 [no early release for VIPs]

Build this beautiful ship and place it inside the brick-built bottle.

Designed by fan creator, Jake Sadovich, Idaho USA

Continue a nautical tradition when you build the LEGO® Ideas Ship in a Bottle, featuring a highly detailed ship with the captain’s quarters, cannons, masts, crow’s nest and printed sail elements. Fan creator, Jake Sadovich, was inspired by an actual ship in a bottle that he had built a few years earlier when he decided to build a replica in LEGO brick form. His creation reached the qualifying 10,000 votes with LEGO Ideas.

Features a LEGO® brick-built bottle, ship and a display stand.
- Bottle features a detailed, buildable cork with new-for-February 2018 wax-seal-style element and over 280 translucent-blue, water-style elements inside.
- Ship features a raised deck at the stern, captain’s quarters, 6 cannons, 3 masts, a crow’s nest and assorted elements including printed sails and the ship’s flag.
- Display stand features the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in ‘compass’ (non-functioning) with detailed compass rose and spinning gold-colored needle, 2 globe elements and gold-colored detailing.
- Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator Jake Sadovich and LEGO® designers.
- This construction toy is suitable for ages 10+.
- Bottle on stand measures over 3" (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
- Ship measures over 3" (8cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

The LEGO Shop@Home link
https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Ship-in-a-Bottle-21313

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Powerpuff Girls - August.

February 18th, 2018

Powerpuff Girls sets have been announced for August. There will be 2 sets. 

For those of you who missed out on the Minifigures in the LEGO Dimensions packs this will be a great chance to pick them up.

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Collectable Minifigures - Series 18

February 18th, 2018

Official images of Collectable Minifigures series 18. This series is celebrating the big 4 0 of the LEGO Minifigure this year. 🌈🎉🎈🎁🌈
They will be available from the 1st April.

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The Hulkbusrer: Ultron Edition

February 18th, 2018

Another press release overnight. VERONICA smashes into LEGO on the 3rd March!

The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition
76105
1363 pieces
AUD199.99 Released 3rd March

Build and display this superhero toy—a highly detailed LEGO® brick version of the Hulkbuster mech, featuring a rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, and glow-in-the-dark elements. Choose from 2 interchangeable left arms, including a jackhammer arm with punching function, and activate the LEGO light brick in the chest. This LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set also includes a display platform with alternate attachment points for posable robotic construction arms and a desk, plus a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.

Includes a new-for-March-2018 Iron Man Mark 43 minifigure.
Hulkbuster features a flip-up head, rotating torso, posable fingers, arms, legs and feet, LEGO® light brick in the chest, 2 interchangeable left arms—a standard arm or jackhammer arm with punching function and 12 glow-in-the-dark elements.
Activate the chest light by pressing the button on the Hulkbuster's back.
Platform features a flip-up Hulkbuster information plate, plus 8 alternative attachment points for 2 posable robotic construction arms and a desk with 2 attached computer screen elements and space for the buildable hotrod car and buildable Veronica satellite.
Clip the spare Hulkbuster arm to either of the robotic construction arms for neat display.
Also includes a fire extinguisher element.
This superhero toy is suitable for ages 14+.
Hulkbuster measures over 9” (25cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 8” (22cm) wide.
Platform (without attachable arms/desk) measures over 7” (19cm) wide, 8” (21cm) deep and under 1” (2cm) high.

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Harry Potter returns in August 2018

February 17th, 2018

Over night and ahead of the New York Toy Fair LEGO announced the return of Harry Potter this August.

So we may get more images from the New York Toy Fair of this and other new releases.

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75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

878 pieces | $99.99 USD | $129.99 CAD | Available August 1, 2018

Welcome to magical adventures at the Great Hall at Hogwarts!

Build and recreate magical scenes from the Harry Potter movies with this detailed 4-level LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall play set, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables and reversible house banners, plus a tower with a spiral staircase, potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, Mirror of Erised and lots of assorted magical artefact accessory elements. Includes 10 minifigures and buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, plus Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Includes 10 minifigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

Features the buildable Great Hall and a tower.

The Great Hall features tables, head table with seats, fireplace, 2 reversible house banners and 4 ‘floating’ candles, food (turkey leg, ice cream and a small cake) brooms, trophy cup and a teapot

The 4-level tower features movable Grand Staircase spiral steps at its base, potions room, treasure room with chest and a turret featuring the Mirror of Erised with changeable pictures and roosting spot for Fawkes.

Also includes a boat with hanging lantern.
Place the pupils in the boat and sail to Hogwarts Castle.
Help Hermione and Susan create magical potions.
Feast in the Great Hall, then use the sorting hat to select the pupils’ houses!
Welcome the new students with Hagrid, Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall.
Use the magic wands to pitch Harry against Draco in the Dueling Club!
Swoop Fawkes into battle and help Harry battle the giant Basilisk serpent.
Gaze into the Mirror of Erised with Ron and change the picture.
Turn Quirinus Quirrell into Lord Voldemort by rotating his head!
Recreate iconic scenes from the Harry Potter movies.
Accessory elements include 7 wands, 3 tumblers, umbrella, lantern, broom, sorting hat, cauldrons, potions, candles, 2 wizard brooms, food, trophy, teapot, chest and a spider.
Build even bigger adventures and combine with 75953 Whomping Willow.
Hogwarts Great Hall measures over 14” (37cm) high, 6” (17cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.

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REVIEW: LEGO City 60171 Mountain Fugitives

February 1st, 2018
 

Theme: LEGO City
Set Number: 60171
Set Name: Mountain Fugitives
RRP: AUD$15.99
No. of pieces: 76
No. of Minifigs: 4
Year of release: 2018
This set is suitable for ages 5-12.

Arrest the crooks and recover the hidden loot!

Over the last few years LEGO have produced a number of these sets often refered to as "Starter" sets becuase they usually contain 4 minifigs and some small builds. In this set there are 2 police and 2 crooks. The set also features a buildable tree hideout with space for loot, moving greenery and a beehive. The beehive fits over the minifgs head. :-). It also has a buildable police ATV with bubble light, off-road tires and a chain element. Plus there is a log for the crooks to ride the river on. These builds are solid little builds that have been kept simple for the age group they are aimed at [5-12 years]. The tree has a hidden storage area which is covered by a leaf at the foot of the structure and the beehive hangs underneath the tree branches. Move the small foilage away and you can access the gold.

The 4 minifigs included in the set are 2 Mountain Police and 2 crooks. There is a female policeofficer who has a cap and ponytail and a female crook who has a backpack which the gold bars go in. The male crook has two printed faces. One is angry and the other is scared [running from the beehive!]. The male poiceofficer has a helmet for riding the ATV. Of these can all be changed around.

What sets this set apart from some of the other "Starter" sets is it includes a number of new/interesting parts such as "Log top" printed tile, the gold bars [you can never have enough of those!] and of course, the beehive! The beehive makes this set worth getting.

These sets are great for many reasons. They are generally good value for money. They are a good introduction to LEGO City and LEGO in general but they are also a great way to build up your minifigs or create a small scene in a larger build. If you are able to get one of these sets from Kmart currently they are AUD$10 which makes them great value for money!

4 studs of 5 :-)

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