On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

Toys R US Logo 200px

After a brief but terrible period without a sale I’m pleased to share that the latest Toys R Us catalogue has a range of selected sets on sale.

The lineup may not be the most impressive but the range of City sets on offer for $20 may be tempting for some.

This sale starts tomorrow (Wednesday February 8th) and runs right through until February 28th.

You can view the list of sets included below, or check out the catalogue yourself here.

Nuremberg Toy Fair – What We Learnt About 2HY 2017

The Nuremberg Toy Fair – known as Spielwarenmesse – recently took place. The event was the first official look at sets being released in the second half of 2017. While I couldn’t attend in person, the good people at Promo Bricks have allowed other LEGO sites to share their pictures from the event. Click on any image for a larger version. All images via https://www.instagram.com/promobricks/

Creator

Nuremberg 2017 (1)

The Creator lineup for the second half of the year looks great. I’m a big fan of space sets so I can’t wait to see more of 31066 Space Shuttle. 31070 Turbo Track Racer looks great too.

Nuremberg 2017 (9)

There is also a nice lineup of Creator Houses; the small 31067 Poolside Holiday, medium sized 31068 Modern Home and the largest 31069 Family Villa.

Bricking Around Now A Recognised LEGO Fan Media Site

Last week I received the exciting news that Bricking Around has been approved as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media site. After years of hard work trying to make Bricking Around the best it can be, this approval should help make the site better than ever.

Recognised LEGO Fan Media is a new program offered by LEGO to help support sites that contribute to the LEGO fan community.

Bricking Around RLFM

Being part of the program means that I am now a LEGO Ambassador, and have new ways to communicate directly with LEGO and other members of the community. It should mean more timely news about announcements and potentially new content such as more reviews.

The content that you come here for won’t change, but hopefully things just get better.

I’d also like to say thanks to everybody that reads Bricking Around, acceptance in the program wouldn’t have happened without so many regular readers.

February Offer From LEGO Online

Batman Polybag February

After a slight delay the February offer from the online LEGO store is now active, and it probably won’t be a surprise to discover that it’s Batman themed.

Spend over $100 and get a free “Disco Batman & Tears of Batman”. That’s right, not one but two Batmans (or Batmen?).

Both figures look fantastic and will certainly add to your collection of Batman minifigures.

With so many new sets it shouldn’t be hard to get to that $100 threshold.

Here is a better look at the minifigures:

Disco Batman
Tears of Batman

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Disco-Batman-Tears-of-Batman-30607

Warning – LEGO Batman Movie Spoilers Are Out

LEGO Batman Movie Thumb

Over the weekend preview screenings for The LEGO Batman Movie took place in regions where the film is released soon. These preview screenings mean that there are a heap of reviews and opinions online.

With the Australian release of the film not until March 30th we have a long wait to try and avoid spoilers. Here are a few tips;

Reviews
If you can resist the temptation don’t read any reviews, if you can’t resist then try and find reviews that specifically mention that they are spoiler free.

Don’t read the comments
Nothing good happens in comment sections. Even a review that is spoiler free can have a jerk posting spoilers in the comments.

Social media
This morning the LEGO Facebook page had a post about the film. With over a hundred comments there are sure to be people discussing key plot points. Any twitter hashtags are likely to also be a minefield.

Be careful what you Google
This one got me with The LEGO Movie. I googled the name of the movie to try and find something. The top result was a news article spoiling the end of the movie.

If possible try and use more words in your searches for example “LEGO Batman Movie Sets Big W” instead of just “The LEGO Batman Movie”.

Good luck out there

LEGO Friends Make & Take At Toys R Us

It’s hard to go past a LEGO Make & Take event, and this one from Toys R Us should be popular with Friends fans.

On Saturday February 18th Toys R Us VIP members will be able to head in store and build this cute Heartlake Pool slide and umbrella. Places are limited so you will need to register as soon as possible.

TRU Heartlake Pool Make and Take

 

To register sign in to your VIP account and head to http://www.toysrus.com.au/lego-friends-pool-make-take-rego/

Beauty and The Beast BrickHeadz Announced

It seems that the BrickHeadz theme could be an interesting addition to the 2017 lineup. While most people assumed that the theme was just super heroes LEGO have blown that notion out of the water with two new sets…

41595 Belle
41595 Belle

41596 Beast
41596 Beast

With a new live action re-telling of the Disney classic coming out this year these kind of make perfect sense. They certainly change what we could see with the theme.

This line in the product page certainly has me intrigued. “Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other classic characters, including 41595 Belle, from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics.“. Emphasis added.

Who would you like to see added to the line-up?

Australian Price For BrickHeadz Confirmed

LEGO have updated their online store with pages for the recently announced BrickHeadz sets. That means we now know that all of the sets have an Australian RRP of $15.99.

BrickHeadz AU price

With a variety of printed parts and licensing costs I think these are quite well priced. They are perfectly suited to a “Buy One, get one half price” sale.

These sets should be available in March, with a VIP release possible mid-February.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Brickheadz-sets

New LEGO Batman Movie Sets Announced

The LEGO Facebook page has shared pictures of the second wave of The LEGO Batman Movie sets.

This wave seems to include plenty of characters missing from the first wave. Click on the images for larger versions.

Scarecrow Fearful Face-off

TLBM Scarecrow

See the others below

71348 Hermione Fun Pack Announced

LEGO Dimensions have used the Harry Potter celebration in Orlando Florida to announce details of the 71348 Hermione Fun Pack.

The pack will feature a Hermione minifigure wearing her outfit from Deathly Hallows and a brick-built Buckbeak. Fun packs are the cheapest of the packs on offer so this is a great chance for people to add the popular character to their game without having to spend a fortune.

71348 Hermione Fun Pack

A preview video has also been released showing off some of the gameplay you can experience with the character.

No information on Australian release date as yet.