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Summer 2017 LEGO Disney Princess sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

Continuing our coverage from New York Toy Fair, here’s a look at the new LEGO Disney Princess sets, coming this summer.

Everyone’s favourite mermaid, Princess Ariel, makes an appearance in 41145 Ariel and the Magical Spell. This cute undersea playset depicts the moment Ariel makes her ill-advised deal with Ursula the Sea Witch, gaining feet, but losing her voice in the process. The set contains 222 pieces and will retail at $29.99

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Summer 2017 LEGO Elves sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

In addition to the great new sets for Friends, LEGO also revealed new additions to the Elves line at the New York Toy Fair today. Continuing with the Goblins and their devious king, three new sets were revealed today. These sets will be available August 1.

41187 Rosalyn’s Healing Hideout ($49.99, 460 pieces)

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Summer 2017 LEGO Friends sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

Our coverage of the New York Toy Fair wouldn’t be the same without some Friends! In addition to the new Show Dogs subtheme we saw in late 2016, new sets were revealed this weekend as well. The new Friends sets will be available beginning August 1, with the exception of the Advent Calendar, which will be available September 1. From LEGO:

LEGO® Friends introduces over 20 new building sets featuring the girls of Heartlake City. Builder can explore hobbies, like Emma’s Photo Studio and Olivia’s Creative Lab, and new parts of the city such as Heartlake Hospital or Heartlake Sports Center. New subthemes include Show Dogs and Summer Fun, the new Snow Resort offers a lodge, ski lift and ice rink. Sets range from $4.99 to $89.99.

41234 Snow Resort Ski Lift ($59.99, 585 pieces)

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Summer 2017 LEGO DC Super Hero Girls sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

With all the other great stuff revealed today at the New York Toy Fair, we are happy to bring you the next round of LEGO’s DC Super Hero Girls line! These sets will be available beginning August 1.

41238 Lena Luthor Kyrptomite Factory ($59.99 432 pieces)

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Summer 2017 LEGO City Jungle sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

Continuing our coverage from New York Toy Fair, here’s a look at the new LEGO City Jungle sets, all coming out this August.

First up, the biggest set in this new theme: 60161 Jungle Exploration Site features a jungle temple, a crashed plane, a helicopter, an exploration truck, and a cool little amphibious vehicle. The set contains 813 pieces and will retail at $119.99

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Summer 2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets unveiled at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

Continuing our on-site coverage of the New York Toy Fair, LEGO has revealed 19 new Nexo Knights sets for August 2017, including Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster and Jestro’s Headquarters. The Nexo Knights story continues in two new seasons of episodic content on Cartoon Network and a free digital gaming app, Merlok 2.0, that enhances the building fun. Sets range from $9.99 to $129.99. Check out our earlier coverage of some of the sets that we already knew were on the way.

70357 Knighton Castle $129.99, 1426 pieces

70356 The Stone Colossus of Ultimate Destruction $69.99, 785 pieces

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Summer 2017 LEGO Creator sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

In addition to new sets for LEGO’s play and licensed themes, LEGO has revealed new Creator sets this weekend at New York Toy Fair. These sets will be available in August. In addition to the familiar 3-in-1 sets featuring creatures and vehicles, the Creator theme grows to include more sets featuring modern minifig-based habitats. Apparently the new sets are also modular, but we’re not sure yet how that works. But the star of the show is definitely this awesome little space shuttle!

31066 Space Shuttle Explorer $29.99 with 285 pieces

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Spring 2017 LEGO Architecture Guggenheim & Arc de Triomphe sets revealed at Toy Fair New York 2017 [News]

We’re in New York City today covering LEGO unveiled at Toy Fair. LEGO unveiled two new LEGO Architecture sets this morning that will be released in April 2017.

New York’s own home of Modern and contemporary art, housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright building, gets a redesigned second edition with a new 21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The set will retail at $79.99, with 744 pieces.

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Another Paris landmark joins the LEGO Architecture series with 21036 Arc de Triomphe, retailing at $39.99 with 386 pieces.

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Summer & Fall 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets unveiled at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

Continuing our coverage of LEGO at New York Toy Fair 2017, we’re happy to bring you newly unveiled sets for Star Wars. We anticipate these sets being available in June or September.

First up, 75178 Jekku Quadjumper will be available June 1st for $49.99, with Rey, Finn, another one of Unkar’s thugs, plus a First Order stormtrooper.

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The Quadjumper has a knob on the top, which I’m hoping makes it explode (we’ll see). The rear of the vehicle showcases the huge engines and rear hatch.

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75180 Rathtar Escape is an 836-piece playset of the Eravana highlighting the scene in The Force Awakens when our heroes escape the rathtars and Guavian Death Gang. The set includes Han Solo, Chewbacca, Bala-Tik, and two Guavian Death Gang security soldiers. The set will retail for $79.99.

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New LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017, coming in May [News]

We are pleased to bring you on-site coverage of New York Toy Fair 2017, where LEGO has officially revealed a brand new set for the upcoming film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth installment of the highly popular Disney Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise his theaters May 26, 2017.

71042 Silent Mary will be available beginning May 1, 2017, and will retail for $199.99.

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I see a spaceship and I want it painted black

Black is one of the basic LEGO colors and one of the most common among all types of pieces. But owning a colossal amount of black parts doesn’t mean you’re good at building in black. Timofey Tkachev shows us how one should treat the color by using nearly a hundred various parts available in black. Arches, handlebars, even windows — you name it. Actually, I’m not sure if there is any LEGO piece in this ship that is used ‘regularly’. This is why Timofey’s creations are so captivating to examine.

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Famous towers in London skyline recreated at 1:650 in LEGO

Anyone who’s ever visited London will be sure to recall the city’s amazing skyline with its mixture of historic buildings and contemporary skyscrapers. Czech builder Milan Vančura has picked two of London’s more unique towers to recreate at 1:650 scale, including this model of 20 Fenchurch Street.

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Nicknamed the ‘Walkie Talkie’ for its bulbous shape, 20 Fenchurch Street opened in 2015 with much less fanfare and a whole lot more criticism than its architects had imagined – including concerns about a slight solar glare problem which caused sunlight reflecting off the building to reach temperatures of over 90 degrees Celsius at street-level and melt the paint off parked cars. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a city resident who would describe the building as anything other than bloated and inelegant. Nevertheless, the LEGO builder has done a fantastic job recreating the Walkie Talkie’s distinctive design in LEGO form, even including the sky garden which occupies the building’s top floors.

Milan also built one of London’s more eye-catching (and much less controversial) skyscrapers, the Gherkin located at 30 St. Mary Axe.

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The builder does a nice job using 1×2 plates to capture the swirling architecture of the Gherkin. Impressively, the LEGO model is completely hollow with only a central pillar and several horizontal beams to support the structure. Milan tells us both models are part of a project to build a microcity exhibit by Czech LUG Kostky. We’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for more great additions and for the entire exhibit once it’s finished.