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Everything Else LEGO Revealed At New York Toy Fair

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There is a lot that happens at New York Toy Fair but unfortunately we don’t get detailed press releases and pictures of everything.

That is particularly true this year as LEGO chose not to show off many of the sets for the second half of the year.

LEGO did release a detailed overview of what was at the show, so while we don’t have pictures we do have new information as well as some confirmation of earlier rumours.

New Power Functions

This news is pretty exciting. Later in this year a new Power Functions system will be rolled out with new app connectivity. A new LEGO City Passenger Train will be one of the first sets to use the new system but there will be others inlcuding an app controlled “iconic vehicle” to be announced later in the year. Unfortunately what that iconic vehicle is remains a bit of a riddler, but I’m not jokering about it.

Pirate Roller Coaster

There were some early leaks of this one but it has been confirmed that a Creator 3-in-1 Pirate Roller Coaster will be released later this year. The set will feature a full loop of new roller coaster track elements as well as pirate themed builds for the ride.

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There will be three sets released in May, all in the Juniors range. People who were at the show said that buying all three sets would get you the whole Incredible family.

More Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Set Details

As part of the New York Toy Fair event details of several more Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets have been released.

There are once again a mix between regular sets, juniors sets and Duplo.

75926 Pteranodon Chase

Two minifigures, including Owen (Chris Pratt). A single Pteranodon is included as well as an egg. The small jeep features a new style net launcher.

Pteranadon Chase

See the rest below.

Official Details of Series 18 Minifigures

This year is not just the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick, it is also the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure. LEGO seem to think that the best way to celebrate the minifigure’s birthday is with a huge minifigure costume party. I think it’s a great idea.

This series features 17 minifigures all taking part in a birthday costume party celebration. The series will be available from April.

Here they are…

Police Officer

The birthday boy himself – a recreation of one of the first ever minifigures. There are reports out of New York Toy Fair that this minifigure is going to be rare, with only one per box. I think that’s a stupid way of doing things.

Police Officer

Read on to see the rest, including a gallery of high resolution pictures at the end of the article that show off a lot of the finer details.

LEGO Announces 76105 Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition

Did you see the recent Infinity War set announcement and think to yourself that the Hulkbuster was way too small? Well it seems LEGO agreed with them today announcing 76105 LEGO Superheroes Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition.

This massive UCS Hulkbuster features 1,363 pieces and stands over 25cm high.

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Included are two different arm options that can be swapped out. You don’t just get the Hulkbuster itself, with the set coming with a wonderful display stand based on Tony Stark’s workshop. It’s a great way to display the model.

As expected with a UCS style set there is a detailed information plaque sticker.

Of course the Hulkbuster needs somebody to pilot it and in this case it’s Iron Man in his MK 43 armour. There is even a MK 43 sticker for when you are displaying the set.

I personally didn’t see this coming but I think the end result looks pretty good. Will you be getting this set when it’s released March 3rd (No VIP release)? I have sent off an email asking about the Australian RRP but haven’t heard back as yet. I’d expect this to be around $199.99 locally. Update: The Australian RRP is confirmed to be $199.99.

There are heaps of additional pictures and the full press release below.

LEGO Harry Potter Is Back

With the New York Toy Fair about to kick off LEGO have confirmed a rumour that we all hoped was true – LEGO is returning the wizarding world with a range of new sets.

The sets will cover both the original Harry Potter series and also the new Fantastic Beasts film.

The first set that has been shown off is 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. This is a fantastic looking set with a lot of interior styling. Unfortunately the exterior seems to have some heavy sticker use.

75954 Hogwarts Great Hall Detail

This set features a pretty impressive minifigure lineup; Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and Nearly Headless Nick, plus buildable Basilisk and Fawkes creatures, and Hedwig and Scabbers figures.

It’s great that the set includes all three main characters. Often they are split over multiple sets.

There is no Australian RRP released but with a US price of $99.99 I think it’s safe bet that it will be at least $150 here.

You can see additional images and read the press release below.

On Sale: 10% Off Sitewide At eBay

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eBay have just launched a new voucher code that will give you 10% off your purchase, regardless of the category. But we all know it’s getting used on LEGO, right?

The code you will need is PRONTO.

Here are the important terms: A minimum spend of $75 per transaction applies; the 10% discount is on item cost only and does not apply to postage costs; the total discount is capped at $300 per transaction; and there is a limit of 2 transactions per person during the Offer Period.

The offer period is current undefined, except that it will run until it’s no longer advertised. eBay have in the past ended codes pretty quickly when they prove popular it’s probably best not to wait too long.

Head on over to the eBay homepage and start searching. There are some quick links to the various retailers eBay stores on the right hand sidebar.

This is probably a good code to use with the Target eBay store as they have some good prices at the moment. View the Target range here.

Thanks again to Chris, who is pretty great at keeping on top of eBay offers.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Target

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While Target has a few sets on clearance the catalogue released today features some discounts on some newer sets that might be worth checking out.

This catalogue sale starts today (February 15th) and runs until February 21st.

You can view the catalogue for yourself here, or see the list of sets below. I have also included in the list Boost and Assault on Hoth. Both are listed as being on sale on the Target homepage but aren’t actually in the catalogue.

Also note in the list that there are several sets marked with ^. These sets are ones where the Target sale price is still slightly higher than the regular price available elsewhere. I’ve included a list of those better prices at the end of the article.

Official Pictures of 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon that we all know and love has a new/old look in the Han Solo standalone film. It’s more colourful and has a much different front.

Overnight LEGO revealed official pictures of their take on the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. I must admit it looks pretty good.

Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Product Detail

There were five minifigures revealed although there may be more in the set. There is of course young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando, Qi’ra and a red droid that I don’t know the name of.

You can see the rest of the images in the gallery below. What do you think of this take on the Falcon? Will you be picking it up when it’s released in April?

Review: 21313 Ship In A Bottle

LEGO fan Jake Sadovich had what many would consider a crazy idea – building a ship in a bottle out of LEGO. Not just the ship, but the bottle too.

Well that crazy idea eventually landed on the LEGO Ideas website and very quickly gained the 10,000 votes needed to become an official LEGO set.

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After extensive and polarising redesigns from the LEGO set designers the final set is now available to purchase.

Does the set capture the magic of a ship in a bottle? Have the design choices ruined the original idea? Read on to find out what I think of 21313 Ship In a Bottle.

Be sure to read to the end of the article for the extensive image gallery.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced To Clearance Prices At Target

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It seems that Target are clearing out stock of a selection of sets.

It’s quite a mixture of themes with Ninjago Movie, Elves and even some Friends amongst the lineup.

As these seem to be clearance prices there are no set end dates on the offer and your local store may not actually have any of these sets.

I can’t link to just the discounted sets but if you look through Target’s LEGO listing they have prices in red. You can view them here or see the list below.

Extra Discount Via eBay

The clearance prices have also been applied to the relevant listings on the Target eBay store. With the code PICK5 you can get an additional 5% off (as long as your order is over $30). It’s a good way to get a few more dollars off what are already good prices.

View the eBay range here, but unfortunately the discounted sets are mixed through all the other listings. The list below should help.