LEGO and Ford have announced a new set in their ongoing partnership that celebrates Ford’s historic Le Mans victories. The first win came in 1966 with the iconic Ford GT40, as Ford’s cars swept the board with a 1-2-3 win and cemented the company’s place on the stage as a world-class racecar manufacturer. Exactly 50 years later the Ford GT, the descendant of the GT40, placed first in the GTE Pro class at Le Mans. The new LEGO Speed Champions set contains both the Ford GT40 and the Ford GT to celebrate these wins. The new set will be available March 1 for €34.99 (£29.99). Read the full press release below, and watch a video with the set’s designer.
When I reviewed The LEGO Movie nearly three years ago, I wrote, “Forget Ben Affleck, I want Will Arnett as the next Batman.” With The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters on February 10, 2017, I’ll finally be getting my wish. Our friends at LEGO HQ sent us all of the new LEGO Batman sets, and we’ll be bringing you reviews of as many as we can over the coming days. Several of the sets have already hit stores ahead of the holidays, so we’ll start with those.
First up, 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider includes 433 pieces and 3 minifigures for $49.99.
While it remains to be seen whether Joker’s Lowrider will ultimately be considered “notorious,” read our full review for our thoughts on this new set.
The weekend over, this morning shoppers flock to the internet to grab the hottest deals for Cyber Monday. We’ve already covered some great LEGO deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but a few new deals are cropping up this morning on Amazon and the LEGO Shop online.
Amazon has the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Dimensions Story Pack for 40% off, bringing it down to $29.99. It’s the only LEGO set to include Newt Schamander. It’s currently out of stock, but is available for backorder at the discounted price. The Fantastic Beasts Dimensions Fun Pack is also on sale for 15% off, making it $10.19.
Check out our previous sales post highlighting the Black Friday/Cyber Monday LEGO sales on Amazon for the full list of deals, including many sets up to 40% off, and click below for sales from the LEGO Shop online.
Just in time for Cyber Monday, the US and Canadian LEGO Shop sites have released a number of new sets, including sets from The LEGO Batman Movie, Disney’s Moana, and the new DC Super Hero Girls line. Meanwhile, Black Friday & Cyber Monday LEGO sales continue on both LEGO.com and Amazon.com.
LEGO sent us early copies of the new Batman sets, and we’ll have reviews of them up shortly. 70906 The Joker Notorious Lowrider has entertaining minifigs and lots of purple.
Lluís Gibert and the rest of the editors at HispaBrick Magazine have just released the English edition of Issue 026, available as a free download from HispaBrickMagazine.com.
Head on over to HispaBrickMagazine.com and check it out.
The 2016 Creations for Charity fundraiser ends on November 30th. Now is the last chance this year to buy a custom creation donated by LEGO fans to raise money for giving LEGO sets to underprivileged children. There’s still handfuls of excellent items on sale that are truly one-of-a-kind works. Check out what’s for sale and don’t forget to tune in to the 24-hour live stream happening from 11/25 – 11/26.
If you’d prefer to support smaller LEGO-focused businesses rather than just gorging on massive LEGO discounts on Amazon.com, there are plenty of other ways you can begin your holiday LEGO shopping.
Our friends at Brickmania have been hard at work designing and releasing a bunch of really cool custom kits, including Dan Siskind’s excellent new Mark V tank from World War I (micro-review: I’ve built it and I love it!). All World War I kits are on sale throughout the month of November, and shipping is free now through the end of Monday the 28th.
The mischievous elves at Citizen Brick have just released a number of cool minifig sets, which all make it quite easy to reach the $75 threshold and score this cool tin of Xmas swag.
Amazon.com and the LEGO Shop have a number of “Brick Friday” and Cyber Monday deals from now through the 28th. Starting at midnight Eastern at the LEGO Shop online, shipping is free regardless of order size, and orders over $99 USD / £60 qualify for a free 40223 Snowglobe.
A number of exclusive and hard-to-find sets are 20% off from the LEGO Shop as well — we’ll update this post with the specific sets once we see what’s actually available on the 25th. And scroll down for links to the LEGO Shop sales & deals for our UK and Canadian readers.
Meanwhile, Amazon.com is already having a huge LEGO sale, with sets as much as 44% off.
LEGO Star Wars sets on sale at Amazon
If you’re looking for something more worthwhile to do this Black Friday than wait in line at the shops, the annual Creations for Charity 24-hour live stream presented by Beyond the Brick is taking place starting at 5pm EST. This is an event where LEGO fans from all over the world can join the hosts from Beyond the Brick on air and participate in a variety of LEGO-related activities, all in support of Creations for Charity. This year there will also be some special guests from Billund, Denmark! Whether you want to watch the live stream, participate on air, or pledge a donation, there’s ways for everyone to get involved. Head on over to creationsforcharity.org for more details and to sign up.
The first official image of the upcoming LEGO Batman Movie Collectible Minifigures Series (CMF) was recently published on the company’s official Twitter account, revealing the full lineup of awesome Batman outfits along with new villians including Red Hood, Eraser and Calculator. Minifigures will hit store shelves on January, 1 2017. Check out the individual images of all the the figures below.
Here’s the first official look at a few of next year’s Marvel Superheroes sets. We got an early look at the Hulk vs. Red Hulk set in July, but now you can also check out new Iron Man and Captain America sets. The Iron Man set includes Phil Coulson and his darling car, Lola.
76077 Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes
If you’re looking for a great deal on LEGO Marvel Superheroes, a number of 2016’s sets are on sale currently, such as 76032 The Avengers Quinjet City Chase for 38% off on Amazon, bringing it down to just $49.99, or 76037 Rhino and Sandman Super Villain Team-Up for 30% off, knocking it to $27.99.
Check out our coverage of other brand new 2017 sets:
2017 LEGO Disney Frozen sets
2017 LEGO Disney Moana sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets
2017 LEGO Star Wars Rebels sets
2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Technic sets, part 2
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
Did you know that LEGO finally stopped making wooden toys in 1960 when the wooden toy warehouse burned down? What year did LEGO release its first minifigure? When did From Bricks to Bothans start? What in the sacred name of Ole Kirk Christiansen was Galidor? If you’ve ever wanted answers to these and other key questions of 20th-century and early 21st-century world history, you need look no further than The Brothers Brick’s new history of LEGO & the LEGO fan community page.
The page starts in 1932 and is up to date through the end of 2016, though we’re confident that there are a lot of important dates and events we’ve missed along the way. We’ll be adding more information based on your feedback and as we uncover more sources like Dave Eaton‘s “AFOL History Project.”
We’ve also updated and expanded our LEGO dictionary of AFOL jargon, with double the entries of the previous version, including entries for the commonly used names for lots of parts and building techniques.