Toy Fair NY 2013 LEGO coverage by FBTB – LOTR, Lone Ranger, Star Wars, & more

We’ll get to the annual Toy Fair trade show in New York at some point, but in the meantime, FBTB continues to provide great coverage of all the upcoming LEGO sets we can expect in 2013.

Show highlights include new LEGO Lord of the Rings sets, the usual Star Wars assortment, and the first official unveiling of the Lone Ranger sets based on the upcoming movie.

LEGO Lord of the Rings set

LEGO Lone Ranger set LEGO Star Wars set

Before you dive into the pictures, one important note: LEGO sets and packaging displayed at toy industry trade shows are often (but not always) prototypes. This can be particularly noticeable on the minifigs, which may have stickers on their torsos instead of printing, and accessories may even be milled or 3D-printed rather than injection-molded. Enjoy the preview, but save your “quality” commentary until official photos or the sets themselves have been released later.

LEGO Lone Ranger

It looks like there will be six sets to accompany the new Disney version of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. LEGO designer Marcos Bessa has shared one official photo of 79111 Constitution Train Chase, so I’ll include that here alongside FBTB’s pictures.

79111 LEGO The Lone Ranger - Constitution Train Chase

Here’s the full list of LEGO Lone Ranger sets (revealing movie spoilers, in case you care):

  • 79106 Cavalry Builder Set (photos)
  • 79107 Comanche Camp (photos)
  • 79108 Stagecoach Escape (photos)
  • 79109 Colby City Showdown (photos)
  • 79110 Silver Mine Shootout (photos)
  • 79111 Constitution Train Chase (photos)

LEGO Lord of the Rings

After a holiday season full of new LEGO Hobbit sets, Lord of the Rings returns with a fresh batch of four sets due out in June, including 79006 The Council Of Elrond:

LEGO LOTR set

The full list (spoilers only if you’ve been living in a cave for the past 50 years):

  • 79005 The Wizard Battle (photos)
  • 79006 The Council of Elrond (photos)
  • 79007 Battle at the Black Gate (photos)
  • 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush (photos)

Ace and his crew have also posted a few videos, starting with a preview of Battle at the Black Gate:

Here’s Pirate Ship Ambush:

LEGO Star Wars

Tatooine has always been my favorite planet in the Star Wars universe, so I’ve been enjoying the recent focus on that planet for sets from the Classic Trilogy, such as the updated 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge, complete with Max Rebo:

LEGO Star Wars set

New 2013 LEGO Star Wars sets unveiled at Toy Fair this year include:

  • 75006 Jedi Starfighter & Kamino (photos)
  • 75007 Republic Assault Ship & Coruscant (photos)
  • 75008 TIE Bomber & Asteroid Field (photos)
  • 75015 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid (photos)
  • 75016 Homing Spider Droid (photos)
  • 75017 Duel On Geonisis (photos)
  • 75018 Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter (photos)
  • 75019 AT-TE (photos)
  • 75020 Jabba’s Sail Barge (photos)
  • 75021 Republic Gunship (photos)
  • 75022 Mandalorian Speeder (photos

Other LEGO themes

Other lines with new sets unveiled at Toy Fair this past weekend include more Galaxy Squad, Technic, board games, and a new LEGO Castle theme due out in August:

70404 Kings Castle

1 comment on “Toy Fair NY 2013 LEGO coverage by FBTB – LOTR, Lone Ranger, Star Wars, & more

  1. Tolwyn

    I’m scratching my head on some of the Star Wars releases. Most notably the Gunship, which barely is different than the Clone Wars one. And the Walker, which again, hardly differs from the Clone Wars one.

    To me, the most valuable set is a long over-due re-release of the Sail Barge and the new (and cool!) Mandalorian Shuttle.

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