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FBTB covers 2011 LEGO Star Wars & more from Toy Fair 2011 in NYC [News]

Though The Brothers Brick couldn’t make it to New York this year for Toy Fair, our friends over at FBTB attended both the press event and the full show, to bring everyone great pictures of new and upcoming LEGO sets.

A few quick highlights…

LEGO Star Wars returns to Episode I: The Phantom Menace with a number of new sets that refresh designs from 10 or more years ago, including podracers and Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator.

LEGO Toy Fair 2011 - Star Wars - 7962 Anakin's and Sebulba's Podracers - 01

LEGO expands its Disney/Pixar line with a System-scale Cars theme.

LEGO Toy Fair 2011 - Cars - 8201 Classic Mater - 1

I’m personally most intrigued by the new Alien Conquest theme, which, if it’s anything like Agents or NinjaGo, has serious potential to be rather awesome. (Xenophobic blah blah blah. I’ll apologize on behalf of humanity when the little green men show up at my front door.)

LEGO Toy Fair 2011 - Alien Conquest - 7052 UFO Abduction - 1

Check out all of the different themes on FBTB.net.

Andy’s room from Toy Story

Matt De Lanoy (Pepa Quin) built Andy’s room in minifig scale – Toy Story minifig scale that is. Thus it’s quite a large display at 30″X30″. If you’re in Chicago, you can see this creation debut at NILTC’s Christmas Show on December 11-12.

Meanwhile, you should check out the gallery of photos on Flickr, which includes details such as the Buzz Lightyear mosaic and the setup.

“Buzz Lightyear to StarCommand!”

This giant Buzz goes to infinity and beyond.

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Actually this giant Buzz, by Johnny Tang is very well done. The articulation, the sand-green highlights, the square-jawed chin. The green army men are just icing on the cake. Woody doesn’t stand a chance against this space toy!

Lego Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Infinity

Edit: I posted this earlier and missed the fact that much of the sand-green and lime green is MegaBloks. There may be other MegaBloks that I have missed as well. What is your opinion of creations that use clone brands? Personally, I feel the accomplishment is cheapened. What are your thoughts?

LEGO Toy Story 3 sets available on LEGO.com now [News]

Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will be out in movie theaters in a few weeks, but the LEGO Toy Story 3 are available now from the LEGO Shop online.

7597 Western Train Chaseicon includes Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye the horse, Rex the T-Rex, and Hamm the piggy bank.

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Some of the Toy Story sets look like pretty good LEGO City sets, including a pizza truck and a garbage truck:

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All five LEGO Toy Story 3 setsicon are available on LEGO.com.

Monthly LEGO news roundup and highlights for February 2010

The weekly LEGO news roundups we started to do proved to be too time-consuming, but this past month has been a busy one, and you may have missed a few things. Without further ado, in case you missed it…

See what I mean? A busy month indeed.

Toy Story 3 trailer confirms LEGO in movie, plus more LEGO Pixar goodness

In our interview with Angus MacLane back in 2008, we asked him why none of the toys in the previous two installments of the Toy Story series were LEGO. Read the interview to find out, but that gap has been corrected in Toy Story 3.

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They’re a bit hard to spot in this screen cap by Bill Toenjes, so check out the photo on Flickr for notes and the full-size version. Watch the complete trailer for more LEGO, as well as a notable appearance by Totoro.

In related LEGO + Pixar news, this year’s giveaway Toy Fair premiums from LEGO included a CubeDude Buzz Lightyear signed and numbered by Angus himself (via FBTB’s complete Toy Fair 2010 coverage):

LEGO Pixar Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear CubeDude

Now I’m mad that LEGO didn’t send The Brothers Brick an invite to this year’s Toy Fair. Hey LEGO, what gives? I demand my CubeDude Buzz Lightyear!

Finally, Toy Story director (Toy Story 3 executive producer) John Lasseter received the LEGO treatment at Toy Fair with this great bust built by Erik Varszegi (via Gizmodo):

John Lasseter with LEGO likeness