Calling all Marvel fans! The US market will finally be able to obtain the cancelled Toys R Us Bricktober exclusive that was available internationally last year. The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Minifigure Pack (5005256) is available as a gift with purchase from the LEGO Shop Online and LEGO retail stores with purchases of at least $75. The limited edition minifigure collection will be available through 11:59 pm EST on March 10th or whenever supplies run out.
The Marvel minifigure pack features characters from the Avengers: Infinity War movie and includes War Machine, Doctor Strange’s companion Wong (in minifigure form for the first time), Tony Stark in his nanobot tracksuit, and Bucky Barnes, AKA The Winter Soldier.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part officially opens today (be sure to read our LEGO Movie 2 review), and to mark the occasion, “Big Daddy” Nelson has taken a few of the movie’s smallest characters and given them a huge makeover. Built in the style of the classic 3723 Creator Minifigure set, these giant sewer babies look just like their miniature counterparts from the TLM2 Accessory Set.
They have even more range than the toddler elements they’re based on, featuring double-sided heads and movable hands. They’re also more complex than you might think, with some clever mosaic work needed to translate the prints on the torsos and heads into bricks.
LEGO is firing off freebies and promotions fast and furious ahead of the last chance to get LEGO shipped in time for Christmas. The latest promotion is a LEGO Star Wars Box that includes five rare polybag minifigs that have previously only been available separately. You can pick up the box for free by purchasing $75 worth of LEGO Star Wars sets from the LEGO Shop. $75 also qualifies for free shipping, plus a reindeer ornament. And if you purchase 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle, you’ll also qualify for the Darth Vader Pod freebie.
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Our friends over at Citizen Brick have cooked up another batch of cool stuff for this year’s Black Friday, along with a new holiday promotion tin.
The Negligent Parents “Abandoned Child / Home Invasion Holiday Fun” set of three minifigs lets you reenact all your favorite scenes from Home Alone.
See all of this year’s Citizen Brick special deals
My 22-year-old cousin, Cody, has wanted to be a firefighter his entire life. He’s never even entertained the idea of anything else. This summer he was gone for weeks at a time, working 14-17 hours a day, through the night, battling horrendous wildfires along the West Coast of the US. In addition to the fires, he and his companions faced rattlesnakes, hornets, dangerous terrain, and heat waves beyond those from the flames. They put their lives on the line. These custom minifigs created by Brick Police are a tribute to Wildland Firefighters everywhere. So this one’s for the heroes. It’s for the selfless men and women who do everything they can to save lives and homes. We thank you for your service.
A couple times a year, our friends over at Citizen Brick open their vault and pull out all the prototypes and other rare pieces that they’ve only produced in limited amounts. Because their quality is indistinguishable from official LEGO products, we’ve been huge fans of Citizen Brick for many years. As always, one-off items will be released every couple of hours, and tend to disappear quickly, so check CitizenBrick.com regularly to pick up unusual items that may never be produced as products.
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The LEGO Store in Copenhagen has debuted a new “Minifigure Factory” prototype, an in-store custom minifig-printing apparatus that will be available only this Tuesday and Wednesday for a test run. The machine allows guests to customize several designs and print them directly on a minifigure torso for 30 DKK (around $5 USD).
Click to read about and see more pictures of the LEGO Store Minifigure Factory
The summer wave of LEGO City Arctic sets were released on June 1st, and we’ve already taken a look at the two highlights from the theme — the mammoth in 60195 Arctic Mobile Exploration Base and the saber-tooth in 60196 Arctic Supply Plane. But are there other hidden treasures in this chilly series of LEGO sets? The smallest set is 60191 Arctic Exploration Team at only $9.99 ($12.99 in Canada | £9.99 in the UK). The set includes 70 pieces with three minifigures, plus a husky dog.
Read our hands-on review of 60191 Arctic Exploration Team
Live from the LEGO Summer 2018 launch event, we’re bringing you the latest product reveal in the LEGO City line, scheduled for release later this year — 60202 People Pack – Outdoor Adventures!
See our complete coverage of LEGO City 60202 People Pack – Outdoor Adventures set from Toy Fair New York 2018
The Minifigure Factory is a Gift-With-Purchase item that is quite unique in its own right and quite different from the regular promotional items — typically a build-and-display piece or a minifigure in a polybag. This set uses the box itself as part of the play construct. The theme is of a LEGO factory employee inspecting minifigures that roll off the assembly line, celebrating the 40th birthday of the first introduction of Minifigures. Let’s jump right in and take a look at what’s distinctive about this giveaway.
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Harkening back to the good ol’ days, this delightful minifig presentation by Matt Oborne is a simple celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. Showing a straightforward yet effective technique to curve LEGO elements into a beautiful rainbow, Matt has created a humble tribute to an incredibly enjoyable celebration. May you find your Pot o’ Gold this March 17th.
Looking back, it felt as though 2017 was a year full of minifigures sporting cool hairstyles. I imagine the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie Collectible Minifigure Series had a key role in supplying these modern hairstyles, along with Batman and the odd Star Wars eclectic hairstyle. I thought it would be interesting to step inside LEGO’s minifigure hair salon to take a look back at some of the more interesting styles that LEGO introduced for our little friends last year.