The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Balloon Escape (70900) Review

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Balloon Escape (70900) Review

For my next review of The LEGO Batman Movie sets, I have the smallest boxed set with The Joker Balloon Escape (70900). It comes in at 124 pieces and retails for $14.99. The contents of the box include three un-numbered bags,the instructions, and a small sticker sheet. Minifigures There are only two minifigures in the set, Batman and the Joker. This version of Batman is not exclusive to this se [...]

LEGO at the 2017 London Toy Fair

LEGO at the 2017 London Toy Fair

The 2017 London Toy Fair is set to kick off and LEGO again this year will be on hand to show off some of the upcoming sets for later this year. Photography is still prohibited so we’ll have to wait until the Nuremberg Toy Fair in a few weeks to see initial images but for now, we’ll have to rely on attendees who are able to describe the sets in detail to give us a tease of what to expec [...]

LEGO brick-built calendar, chess set & more!

LEGO brick-built calendar, chess set & more!

There are a few interesting items that showed up at the Online LEGO Shop that I thought to let you know about. These were not part of the January 1st release, but sort if sneaked in mid-month without much introduction or fanfare. So let’s take a look. ?? ? LEGO ICONIC BRICK CALENDAR: The #40172 […] [...]

The value of collectable minifigs

The value of collectable minifigs

Have you ever wondered which is the most expensive collectable minifigure, discounting Mr. Gold? I had assumed that it was 8683 Zombie from series one but apparently that's not the case. Edita over at My LEGO Talk has analysed the secondary market prices of all figures from series one to ten and has published some great graphs showing the most and least valuable in each series, and in all ser [...]

Competition: Brickstory

Competition: Brickstory

As one competition ends, another one begins...Eduard from Hungarian LUG Kockice has asked me to inform you about this year's international building contest: "We're inviting all LUG members to join us in a historical adventure with our favourite bricks. Four themes and four well known judges are alone enough to make this contest awesome. But since it's a contest, few prizes are he [...]

Mixels competition winners

Mixels competition winners

We had well over one hundred entries to our final Mixels building competition on Flickr and Instagram and the standard of entry was exceptionally high. The fourteen judges, including Gemma Anderson, designer of many of the Mixels sets, certainly had their work cut out, but after much deliberation I can now reveal the winners: In first place, winner of 21307 Caterham Seven 620R is... Continue rea [...]

"And the Gimme LEGO Readers' Choice Award for Best Set of 2016 goes to...."

....71040 Disney Castle.2016 was an excellent year for licensed sets, and the Disney Castle was the best of the lot according to the Gimme LEGO readers. Unlike the previous year's poll where the Temple of Airjitzu quickly opened up an unassailable lead, the Disney Castle and Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters were pretty much neck and neck for most of the time, with the Castle ultimately prevaili [...]

Monthly LEGO Giveaway from Bricks on the Dollar

Monthly LEGO Giveaway from Bricks on the Dollar

Every month, Bricks on the Dollar gives away a sealed, vintage LEGO set. Interested in winning some FREE LEGO? All you need to do is enter the giveaway drawing with your email address HERE. Even better, they use the same sign-up form each month so all you need to do is bookmark this link, and you can enter every month to win another set! The winner will be drawn on February 1st and contacted for t [...]

The LEGO Batman Movie Experience at Select Walmart Stores

The LEGO Batman Movie Experience at Select Walmart Stores

As we get closer to the premiere of The LEGO Batman Movie, more events are popping up at various retailers. Mark you calendars because select Walmart stores will be holding The LEGO Batman Movie Experience on Saturday, February 4 from 11:30am-4pm. The event will consist of a free gift, while supplies last, and kids can take pictures with some characters from the movie. The event is intended for ki [...]

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523) Polybag Found at Walmart

The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523) Polybag Found at Walmart

I’ve been told that The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Battle Training (30523) polybag has been found at Walmart on the east coast. There’s no other details that was given but I assume they were found in the LEGO section for $3.97 each. I’ve never seen any polybags at my stores except during the holiday season so they may not be at every Walmart. If you’ve been looking for The [...]

Review: 42065 RC Tracked Racer

Review: 42065 RC Tracked Racer

When I first saw the 42065 RC Tracked Racer advertised last year I thought it would be a fantastic and fun racer that would create endless competitive fun. I have liked the Technic Racers that have been released in the last couple of years. This unlicensed theme has had several pull-back racers, a stunt bike and stunt truck, and last year's funny car. They have all shared the same sponsors on [...]

The LEGO Batman Movie Toys R Us Mini Batmobile

The LEGO Batman Movie Toys R Us Mini Batmobile

Toys R Us Hong Kong did a mini-building event for The LEGO Batman Movie and attendees got to create a small Batmobile. If you look closely, it is very similar to The LEGO Movie Emmet’s Flying Car from three years ago except for the large wings on the side. This results in the set having 60 pieces now. Man So over in the Legend Bricks LEGO ????? Facebook group has also provided the building i [...]

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events

The following events are taking place in the next 30 days:EuropeDenmarkLEGOWorld 201716 - 19 FebDK-2300 Copenhagen ItalyAnother Brick in... Albese - ItLUG Albese 201704 - 05 FebAlbese con CassanoSerbiaLego creations in Stadium - RLUG Kolege04 - 05 FebBelgradeUnited KingdomLondon AFOLs Pub Meetup13 FebLondonView all forthcoming events ┬╗This lis [...]

LEGO Dimensions to be Included in February Loot Crate Box

LEGO Dimensions to be Included in February Loot Crate Box

The February theme for Loot Crate has been revealed and it looks like there will be some sort of exclusive LEGO Dimensions item that will be included in the box. If you’re not familiar with Loot Crate, it is a curated subscription box which you can get 4-6 licensed items which are exclusive for the company that usually add up to $45 or more in retail value. This means that you most likely wo [...]

LEGO Dimensions Wave 7.5 Alternate Build Images

LEGO Dimensions Wave 7.5 Alternate Build Images

There are some new images of the alternate builds of the Wave 7.5 LEGO Dimensions sets. First, we have the LEGO Dimensions Knight Rider Fun Pack (71286) which is a GameStop timed-exclusive. The set includes the Michael Knight minifigure and K.I.T.T. with the other builds being the K.I.T.T. Jet and a Goliath Armored Semi. Fight crime on four wheels with Michael Knight and K.I.T.T.! Build the iconic [...]

The LEGO Batman Movie Live Q&A Session Tomorrow

The LEGO Batman Movie Live Q&A Session Tomorrow

The cast and crew of The LEGO Batman Movie will be doing a live Q&A session tomorrow at 2:30pm EST/11:30am PST over on their Facebook and on their YouTube channel. Joining the session will be Will Arnett, Chris McKay, Dan Lin, Christopher Miller, and Phil Lord. If you have anything you want to ask, send your questions over to the Event Page and they’ll be choosing the best ones to answe [...]

Review: 75169 Duel on Naboo

Review: 75169 Duel on Naboo

The duel inside the Theed power generator, more commonly known as the Duel of the Fates, is perhaps the most memorable aspect of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. As a result, it is surprising that this famous scene has not formed the basis for an official set at any point during the eighteen year history of the LEGO Star Wars theme. 75169 Duel on Naboo is therefore a unique and welcome ar [...]

2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets review

2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets review

As you may have seen it already, LEGO released a new wave of LEGO Nexo Knights sets at the beginning of the month. There are lots of great sets in the collection, and we will take a look at each of them. One notable feature that I would like to point out right away, is […] [...]

Halloween set revealed in Easter instructions

Halloween set revealed in Easter instructions

LegoLeroy on Eurobricks has found this year's Easter seasonal set, 40237 Easter in his local brand store. As is usual for seasonal sets, an image of the next one can be found at the back of the instructions, in this case for Halloween, which I'm assuming will be numbered 40238 Halloween. It's quite unusual in that behind the gates it's using a forced perspective technique to rend [...]