As you’ve surely noticed from reading our site in the last few days, this weekend marked the 116th annual New York Toy Fair, North America’s largest toy trade show and the site of LEGO’s product reveals for the first half of 2019. As always, The Brothers Brick was on site to bring you in-person coverage of all the latest sets, which we’ve covered with hundreds of photos in our theme-specific articles (see the full list below). As Toy Fair is the gathering for more than 30,000 toy industry professionals, LEGO is eager to put its best foot forward, so let’s set aside the new sets for a moment and look at LEGO’s presence at the show, along with our experience there.
This was my third year attending the show to bring TBB hands-on coverage, and I followed the news from the show for years prior to that. One thing that never struck me until I attended was how different it is to most other venues where I interact with LEGO. Toy Fair New York is not a fan convention and it’s not a comic book or geek/nerd convention. It’s an industry trade show. Everyone in attendance — the people manning the booths, the people walking around, the people taking photos — is at work, and is there because it’s their job. Make no mistake — most people are having fun (how can you not have fun in seven football fields’ worth of toys?), but you won’t see cosplayers or even families, since children aren’t permitted. What you will see is every type of toy imaginable, from infant toys to RC cars to board games. Continue reading
In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the third week of February 2019, which was marked by one of the biggest global events in the toy industry, the New York Toy Fair 2019.
There was a crazy amount of new LEGO set announcements this week, but did you catch them all? Read on to find out more about each and every one along with our close-up reports.
TBB LEGO SET ANNOUNCEMENTS: LEGO revealed a whole bunch of new sets, from Star Wars to Jurassic World and from The Flintstones to Toy Story 4. Which are you most excited about?
- LEGO Star Wars Resistance and Action Battle sets – Here’s your first look at the newest LEGO Star Wars sets, featuring new characters, locations and awesome vehicles.
- LEGO Ideas The Flintstones set – Have a Yabba Dabba Do time with the new LEGO Ideas Flintstones set, available next week.
- LEGO Hidden Side series – LEGO’s new Hidden Side is a series of haunted sets that feature augmented reality to release the hidden ghosts.
- LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar sets – LEGO Jurassic World is back with new dinosaurs, new LEGO sets and an animated mini-series.
- LEGO Toy Story 4 sets –LEGO Toy Story 4 sets have been revealed, including LEGO figures of the new characters Bunny, Ducky and Forky!
- LEGO Movie 2 Space Palace, Sparkle Spa and Triple Decker Couch sets – The next wave of LEGO Movie 2 sets is coming, including three sets with more characters from the film.
- LEGO Movie 2 Rexcelsior set – The Rexcelsior comes with 1,826 pieces including micro-raptors, a rapid-fire missile system, and even “Stubble Trouble Emmet.”
TBB NEW YORK TOY FAIR COVERAGE: We are coming to you live from the New York Toy Fair. Read all of our hands-on coverage about the LEGO sets coming to a store near you this spring.
TBB NEWS & REVIEWS: After a very busy week of set announcements, we have our latest TBB news and reviews just for you!
OTHER NEWS: There were a ton of other LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
Click here to read a staggering amount of other LEGO news from the week
In addition to all the new LEGO sets revealed at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, the upcoming line-up of LEGO-themed gear and merchandise was also unveiled. Both LEGO and their official merchandising partner Santoki had a spread of new items from books to backpacks, with a significant concentration on LEGO Star Wars-themed products that will be released later this year.
Click to see more of the upcoming LEGO gear and merchandise showcased at the New York 2019 Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming LEGO Movie 2 sets revealed last week. The Rexcelsior will be available May 1st, while the other sets are scheduled for release a week earlier on April 22nd. (EDIT: These sets are now available from LEGO.)
See our hands-on coverage of the new LEGO Movie 2 sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images and video of the brand new LEGO Hidden Side series we revealed yesterday. These sets will be available starting in August.
See our hands-on coverage of the LEGO Hidden Side sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming Toy Story 4 sets for the newly branded 4+ (formerly “Juniors”) age group. The sets include carnival rides, an RV adventure, and characters new and old. The movie is slated to be released in June so we can be sure to see these on shelves by then. (EDIT: These sets are now available from LEGO.)
See our hands-on coverage of the LEGO Toy Story 4 sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets revealed this morning. These sets are scheduled for release starting in April.
See our hands-on coverage of the new LEGO Star Wars sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming Jurassic World sets that were announced yesterday. The sets are based on a new animated mini-series called LEGO Jurassic World – Legend of Isla Nublar which is a prequel series to the first Jurassic World live action film.
See our hands-on coverage of the LEGO Jurassic World sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at 2019 New York Toy Fair, we have new close-up images of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets we revealed earlier this month. These sets will be available starting in April.
See our hands-on coverage of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, we’re bringing you all the new product reveals from Toy Story 4, available starting in April. The sets include carnival rides, an RV adventure, and characters new and old. (EDIT: These sets are now available from LEGO.)
See our complete coverage of the LEGO sets from Toy Story 4 at the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Live from the show floor at Toy Fair New York 2019, we’re bringing you all the new product reveals in the LEGO Star Wars line, scheduled for release starting in April.
See our complete coverage of LEGO Star Wars sets from the 2019 New York Toy Fair
Today at the New York Toy Fair, LEGO launched the next fan-inspired product in the LEGO Ideas lineup: 21316 The Flintstones. The set comes with 748 pieces that make up the Flintstones’ rock-made home, their iconic foot-propelled car, and minifigures of Fred and Wilma Flintstone as well as Barney and Betty Rubble.
The release is also timely with the newly announced dinosaurs from Jurassic World that could fit right into the prehistoric neighborhood of Bedrock. The set will be available to LEGO VIPs starting next week on Wednesday, February 20th for US $59.99 | UK £54.99 | CA $79.99.
Click to get a closer look at the LEGO Ideas Flintstones set