Monthly Archives: July 2009

New LEGO pics from Comic-Con: Prince of Persia, Toy Story, & more! [News]

Pictures from ComicCon have been showing up all day and there is some great stuff on the horizon for LEGO fans! Joe Meno has been getting some great shots. Thanel is running around there also and has promised more pictures tomorrow.

Prince of Persia Figs:

LEGO Prince of Persia LEGO Prince of Persia LEGO Prince of Persia LEGO Prince of Persia

Camel and Ostrich:

LEGO Prince of Persia camel LEGO Prince of Persia ostrich

Woody and Buzz:

LEGO Toy Story

Army Men!

LEGO Army Men

The glorious apocafication of 7641 & 7733

Nick Crocco (Steam Pirate) is taking the apocafication of official LEGO sets to great heights.

An armored city bus emerges from 7641 City Corner.icon

Apocafied LEGO 7641 city bus

Nick replaces the stickers on the truck in 7733 Truck & Forklift with Space Police III stickers of the same underlying design.

Apocafied LEGO 7733 truck

I think it’s awesome that the LEGO designers took an existing LEGO City design and essentially apocafied it themselves for Space Police III. And it was brilliant of Nick to notice.

Of course, it looks like Nick could use some more zombies. Fortunately, we’ll have plenty available at BrickCon.

LEGO zombies in a bowl

10198 Tantive IV available in September – updated with more pics [News]

It’s official, the 10198 Tantive IVicon (Rebel Blockade Runner) playset will be released in September at a reasonable $149.99 for 1,408 pieces and 5 minifigs including the exclusive Captain Antilles.

The page on the LEGO Shop onlineicon is live now, though the set does not appear to be available for preorder yet.

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner packaging

The Star Wars™ saga begins!

Blasting through space with Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer in pursuit, the Tantive IV blockade runner carries Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 on a vital mission for the Rebel Alliance. Celebrate the entire Star Wars saga with this all-new version of the very first starship seen in the films! The Tantive IV features an opening cockpit, rotating and elevating turbo laser cannons, rotating radar dish, removable roof section and interior command center. It also includes an opening compartment with removable cargo transport vehicle and 2 detachable escape pods for the droids to make their getaway with the Death Star plans! Includes Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and Rebel Trooper minifigures. Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) x 7.5″ (19 cm) x 5.5″ (14 cm).

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and a Rebel Trooper!
  • Open the cockpit and place 2 minifigures inside!
  • Turbo laser cannons on top and bottom can rotate and elevate
  • Features a removable roof!
  • Lots of interior details including Leia’s desk and command center with seats for 2 minifigures!
  • Open the storage compartment to reveal the cargo transport vehicle
  • Features rotating radar disc and 2 detachable escape pods!
  • Measures 20.5″ (52 cm) long, 7.5″ (19 cm) wide and 5.5″ (14 cm) tall

UPDATE (AB): The LEGO Group was kind enough to send along a few more details on pricing and a batch of additional photos for us to share with you.

10198 Tantive IV will be available September 1, 2009 at the following price points:

  • United States: USD $149.99
  • Canada: CAD $199.99
  • United Kingdom: GBP £97.86
  • Germany: EUR €149.99

Here’s the famous rear view of the Tantive IV:

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner rear view

This shot of the cockpit includes a good close-up of Captain Antilles:

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner cockpit

The command center creates some nice playability in the center of the ship:

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner command center

And what Rebel Blockade Runner would be complete without two droids aboard an escape pod?

LEGO Star Wars 10198 Tantive IV Rebel Blockade Runner escape pod

LEGO recalls power functions IR speed remote control

The power functions IR speed remote control has been recalled by LEGO from the US and Canadian market due to the potential hazard from the overheat of the batteries. This marks only the third LEGO product to be recalled. For more information, click on the picture below to access the official report.