LEGO has revealed the latest life-size LEGO Star Wars brick-built figure: the droid D-O from Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Live from the show floor at 2020 Toy Fair New York, we have close-up images of the upcoming UCS-like set, 75278 D-O, which includes 519 pieces and will retail for US $69.99 starting on April 19th ahead of the “May the Fourth” Star Wars holiday.
Ramping up to the New York Toy Fair this weekend, LEGO has revealed five new sets based on the upcoming film Minions: Rise of Gru. The sets include a quirky lab, a plane, and a bike, a small “Kung Fu” temple, and two large buildable Minions. The sets range in piece count from 87 to 876 pieces, and will be available April 27th ahead of the movie premiere in July.
Notable features include colored bananas, new elements for the Minions minifigures, and a nod to the successful Chinese New Year sets launched earlier this year. The brick-built Minions feature Kevin and Stuart who can also be dissembled and built into Bob as an alternative build.
The crowdsourcing platform LEGO Ideas this morning announced the results of their latest review, selecting the Medieval Blacksmith and Winnie the Pooh projects to become official LEGO sets. This review covered projects that reached 10,000 votes during mid-2019, with 10 projects qualifying during that period.
Of the 10 qualifying submissions, which ranged from a UCS-scale Space Shuttle Atlantis to a diorama of The Office, the LEGO Ideas team selected these two projects to be produced as official LEGO sets. LEGO doesn’t guarantee any projects will be selected during the review process. The projects can be rejected for any number of reasons, including sales projections, ability to withstand LEGO’s rigorous set design process, or conflicts with an upcoming LEGO set already in development for another theme.
During the last week of January, LEGO Star Wars fans were busy choosing a model for one of the next Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars sets. Finally, the results of the fan vote are in, and the winner has just been announced on the LEGO Ideas blog. According to the results, the absolute winner is the Republic Gunship. The spaceship got more than 50% of the votes.
We have no idea what exactly the final product will look like. LEGO doesn’t share any details on when the set might be available, promising it will be one of the next Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars sets.
Today, LEGO announced a new licensing partnership with Universal Studios to create sets based on the mega-hit Fast & Furious franchise. With more than $6-billion in box-office revenue from the franchise already, Fast & Furious 9 is slated to hit theaters May 22. LEGO plans to release a tie-in set a month earlier on April 27, which will be a Technic kit with an age rating of 10+. LEGO has yet to confirm any further details about the set.
Jill Wilfert, Vice President of Inbound & Entertainment Licensing at the LEGO Group, had this to say about the partnership: “The LEGO Technic brand with its authenticity and attention to detail and the action packed Fast & Furious franchise are a great match. Both franchises are known for creativity and cool cars so we are really excited to work with Universal on this awesome product that both LEGO Technic and Fast & Furious fans are going to love to build!”
Confirmed today at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair 2020, the next LEGO Technic exclusive set will be a scaled copy of a Lamborghini supercar. The set will be the third in the LEGO Technic Ultimate Series of supercars following 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 42083 Bugatti Chiron. Just like the other two cars, the new Lamborghini will also come in massive 1:8 scale, but the price is up to 379 Euro, which makes it the second most expensive LEGO Technic set after 42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator.
The new LEGO Technic 42115 Lamborghini supercar is scheduled for exclusive release on June 1st and will be officially available in stores from August 1st. Piece count, regional prices and official pictures of the set are yet to come, so stay tuned!
LEGO has officially revealed its long-rumored new product line, LEGO Dots. The initial wave of the 2D tile-based arts and crafts theme features bracelets, picture holders, a jewelry stand, a pencil pot, and the first in a series of “Extra Dots” emoji booster packs. Prices vary from US $3.99 to 19.99 with availability beginning on March 1st.
The spiritual successor to LEGO’s previous Clikits play-jewelry product line, the Dots theme centers on colorful 1×1 tiles (square, round, quarter-circle and new gem tiles) with bright colors and expressive prints including emojis, rainbows, glitter, animals, space, music, and more. (Keen-eyed readers will also note that several of the tiles have appeared previously in 21045 Trafalgar Square’s hidden art gallery.)
If you have ever dreamed about deciding on the next Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars set, now it’s your time to act. Starting today, you can cast a vote for one of three iconic Star Wars spaceships. The vote will be open until January 30th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CEST (4 a.m. EST), so you don’t have plenty of time to decide. You can only choose one idea, so choose wisely!
This morning Yahoo revealed the first LEGO set from Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow movie, 76162 Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase. The set features a Chinook-style helicopter, motorcycle and three minifigures of Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and Taskmaster. LEGO appears to be doing a staggered rollout of the 271-piece set, with Yahoo reporting it will be available at Target starting March 1 and Disney parks in April, ahead of the film’s May 1 release date. The set will retail for $29.99 USD.
The old-school Classic Space astronaut is of the most beloved and iconic minifigures of the last 40 years, and later this year it will be available in orange for the first time. The figure will be an extra in the upcoming new edition of LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History from publisher DK. According to the Amazon UK listing, where it is available for pre-order, it will be available Oct. 1 for £30.00.
Originally available in black, blue, red, white, and yellow, the figure featured prominently in space sets for more than a decade across the 1970s and 80s. Recently, LEGO has been picking up on the nostalgia fans have for the simple spaceman and have been filling in the lineup with additional colors. In 2014 the Ideas set 21109 Exo Suit included a green version, and of course Benny from The LEGO Movie proudly wears an original blue suit. Last year for The LEGO Movie 2, he was joined by two rereleases of the white and yellow space figures, along with another new addition: the pink version, in 70841 Benny’s Space Squad. Now, DK’s new book adds an eighth color to the lineup, bringing us one step closer to having a space minifigure for every occasion.
As we near the year’s end, LEGO is taking the wraps off all its upcoming 2020 lines, and today we’re getting our first look at eight of the new Marvel sets. Spanning both the Avengers and Spider-Man franchises, the sets include several regular film tie-ins, as well as a new line of mini-mechs for the heroes and villains in the same light-hearted vein as LEGO’s Mighty Micros vehicles. The sets should be available on or slightly before January 1.
Check out all the new sets below, and don’t miss the other new LEGO sets for 2020: