Well folks, this is our final article from here in midtown Manhattan at Toy Fair New York 2018. Today we’ve brought you hands-on coverage of LEGO’s latest, including new Harry Potter, Jurassic World, and Star Wars sets, among others. Our day started this morning at 7AM when LEGO gave us an early-access tour of their booth before the Toy Fair officially opened.
Yesterday, news that LEGO Harry Potter is coming back took the world by storm. Today we got our first in-person look at 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall at the New York Toy Fair and here are our first impressions. The set includes 878 pieces and will retail for $100 starting in August.
Live from the show floor at New York Toy Fair 2018, we’re taking a closer look at the LEGO Jurassic World line-up that will be on sale later this year. The sets are based on the upcoming movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, due for release in movie theatres in the US on 22 Jun 2018. Fear not, we have put the set images after the jump to prevent any unwanted spoilers.
The major LEGO Ninjago news from New York Toy Fair 2018 today is that the LEGO BOOST system we reviewed recently is being extended to support other product lines, starting with LEGO Ninjago dragons. This confirms information that the LEGO Boost team shared with The Brothers Brick at CES Las Vegas ahead of BOOST’s launch last year — that BOOST is designed as a long-term line, not a one-off set.
The new LEGO Ninjago set, 70652 Stormbringer will retail for $39.99 and go on sale in August (one of the only Summer 2018 sets displayed at Toy Fair). The set was showcased as part of the LEGO Boost area at Toy Fair, and no other Ninjago sets were revealed today.
Officially unveiled this morning, we were able to see the new 76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set at Toy Fair in New York ourselves. The set will retail for $120 and includes 1,363 pieces, with a release date on March 3.
Standing at 10.4 inches (26.5 cm) tall, we can see an interchangeable weaponry arm and an arc reactor that hosts a light brick. Also unique is an exclusive minifigure of Tony Stark’s Mark 34 Iron Man armor, complete with a tiny UCS-like panel.
The LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 18, also known as the party series, was revealed a few weeks ago, but today we got a closer look in person at the New York Toy Fair. The 17 minifigures in the series are celebrating 40 years since the first LEGO minifigure was produced: the classic policeman. The series will be available on April 1 for $3.99 USD per blind bag.
The LEGO BrickHeadz line of big-headed characters seems here to stay, with Star Wars BrickHeadz joining Marvel BrickHeadz and other themes. This morning at Toy Fair 2018 in New York City, LEGO revealed a new 41597 Go Brick Me set that provides a range of parts and encourages builders to create customized BrickHeadz.
The set is scheduled for release on April 1st and includes 708 pieces for $29.99 (a screaming deal if there ever was one).
Live from the show floor at Toy Fair New York 2018, we’re bringing you all the new product reveals in the LEGO Star Wars line, scheduled for release later this year. We’ve already covered our hands-on take on the new Millennium Falcon, so we’ll cover the rest of the LEGO Star Wars reveals in this article.
The selection of products that LEGO revealed today is fairly limited — focused only on the April wave of sets and not the sets we know will be released in August.
We’re live from the show floor at Toy Fair New York 2018, where LEGO held a press-only event this morning to unveil the range of LEGO sets that will be launched this spring. Unfortunately, many of the rumored and previously leaked sets are not part of the range of products on display at Toy Fair, so our coverage is somewhat more limited than in previous years.
Overall, our impression of the new Millennium Falcon is that it’s very similar to the Episode VII Falcon from The Force Awakens. We’ll take a closer look after the jump.
LEGO unveiled the much-awaited 76105 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (whew!) at the New York Toy Fair earlier today. The set, based on Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, includes 1,363 pieces and an exclusive Iron Man minifigure, with availability from LEGO stores starting on March 3rd for $119.99 USD.
Ahead of this year’s summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, LEGO has revealed three new sets at the Nuremberg Toy Fair based on the upcoming dinosaur flick. The three sets, one each for LEGO System, Juniors and Duplo, are part of a larger line of thirteen Jurassic World sets and BrickHeadz which will be revealed mid-February at the New York Toy Fair (which TBB will bring you full coverage of). The sets are generally spoiler free and will be available for purchase on April 16th.
The Brothers Brick publishes so many stories that we’re giving you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our Weekly Brick Report for the last week of February.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: The week was light on news, but after such frantic last week, we don’t mind. We still have some reviews, an interview and a guest post for your reading pleasure.
- 2017 Toy Fair New York roundup and inside look at LEGO’s booth – TBB’s own Chris Malloy reflects on the New York Toy Fair and shares some hands-on insight on what’s to come.
- First look at LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17 at Toy Fair – Get your first look at the box for the next series of Collectible Minifigures (CMF) from the New York Toy Fair.
- Review of LEGO Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – This 603-piece BMW beauty is the first licensed Technic motorcycle ever released and is a bargain.
- Review of LEGO Speed Champions 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 – These are truly stellar cars, with a new part and a great selection of other parts at a low price-per-parts ratio.
- Interview with builder Anu Pehrson about Architecture and Al Pacino – We talk with Anu about her beautiful architectural builds and getting involved in the LEGO community.
- LEGO on display at Emerald City Comicon 2017 in Seattle next week – Come see TBB’s display and many more pop culture-themed creations at Emerald City Comicon.
- LEGO 3.18 mm connection analysis by New Elementary – Here’s an in-depth article about unique 3.18 mm connections from Tim Johnson originally appeared at New Elementary.
- Amazon sales on Ninjago’s Temple of Airjitzu, Star Wars, Technic, Elves and More – This week there are several deals on Amazon worth knowing about.
OTHER NEWS: There was a little LEGO news from other places around the web this week. Here are a few items we noticed and thought you might enjoy.
- Watch a LEGO genius build a machine that makes paper airplanes, BGR – Brazilian designer Arthur Sacek builds a robot capable of folding and launching a paper airplane.
- How LEGO built brand trust, brick by brick, AdWeek via Huffington Post – LEGO has built a multi-dimensional brand that communicates this is something you can trust in.
- 21-year-old man cremated in giant LEGO brick, AOL – Losing a loved one is never easy, but a family of a deceased LEGO fan honored his life in a unique way.
- How Warner Bros. and LEGO sold a comedy about a humorless vigilante, Ad Age – Batman is typically dark, so how is one of the best comedies of the year based on him?
That’s your Brick Report for the week. See you next month!