LEGO has unveiled their grandest LEGO Lord Of The Rings set yet, the 28 inch tall 10237 Tower of Orthanc. Made out of 2359 pieces, the set comes with a Great Eagle, figures of Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Gandalf the Grey, an Uruk-hai and the Orc Pitmaster, as well as a 9 inch tall buildable Ent. In addition, the six story tall structure also includes a palantir that glows with the use of a LEGO light brick.
Slated for release this July, the set will be priced at $199.99.
Two new LEGO City sets will be released this summer, in addition to the numerous sets already announced at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year. The new sets are the 60015 Coast Guard Plane (pictured above) and 60026 Town Square (pictured below). Both sets are slated to be released this August.
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LEGO has rebuilt the movie posters for Iron Man 3, in anticipation of the movies release in theaters on May 3rd, 2013. The movie, which features a $200 million budget, once again stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark.
Additionally, a string of new LEGO sets based on the Iron Man 3 movie are also slated for release while LEGO stores will be offering up a promotional LEGO Iron Man polybag with a qualifying purchase.
Pictures of a new LEGO Superheroes DC Universe set, Superman: Black Zero Escape, featuring the Man of Steel, have surfaced. The set includes figures of Superman, Lois Lane and General Zod and is based on the aptly titled Superman flick, Man of Steel, which is due out on June 14th, 2013.Read More »
A new crop of photos has emerged showcasing the Summer, 2013 LEGO Star Wars lineup. At least seven new sets will be part of the lineup, with a mix of new sets, as well as re-releases of some older ones. The new Summer LEGO Star Wars sets will include:Read More »
The LEGO Friends will soon be heading to School thanks to the 41005 Heartlake High set. With figures of Stephanie, Matthew and Ms.Stevens, the set allows the LEGO Friends students to work as well as play thanks to a classroom and art studio inside the building and a basketball hoop outside. Read More »
A new high resolution picture of an upcoming LEGO Legends of Chima set, the 70014 Croc Swamp Hideout has materialized. Slated for a summer release, the set will include 647 pieces as well as five minifigures ( pictured from left to right); Cragger, Crominus, Crug, Leonidas and Lennox. The Legends of Chima is one of LEGO’s newest properties and is based around 11 tribes (all inspired by various animal species). The tribes live in the Land of Chima and are involved in a conflict over access to a natural resource called Chi.
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High quality pictures of two new LEGO The Lord Of The Rings sets that are slated to be released this Summer have surfaced. The pictures are of the 79007 Battle at the Black Gate and the 79008 Pirate Ship Ambush sets. Read More »
A Skylanders: Giants figure will soon be a part of every Happy Meal thanks to a new Promotion at McDonald’s. Nine different characters: Jet-vac, Ignitor, Crusher, Chop Chop, Tree Rex, Spyro, Grill Grunt, Drobot, and Kaos (pictured above from left to right) will be part of the lineup of figures. The promotion is set to begin this Friday, April the 12th, at McDonald’s Restaurants in North America. In addition, each Happy Meal will also feature a $10 coupon for a Skylanders: Giants figures starter pack.
The Skylander’s franchise is best known for featuring game play where physical toys, used with a special portal, are brought to life on-screen. But, the figures that are part of the McDonald’s promotion will not be compatible with the Skylanders: Giants video game.
Source: McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys, USA Today
New York based firm huzi design is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise funds for a construction system that allows anyone to build the car of their dreams. Called Dream Car, the construction system features pieces made out of natural wood that have been finished with chalkboard paint. The interchangeable car body pieces are attached to the wooden base with the use of a patented smart magnet system that in turn allow for the creation of a variety of vehicles. The vehicles can be further customized with the use of chalk on the car bodies (the chalk can be erased with a duster) and with personalized engraving on the bottom of the car’s base piece.
The Kickstarter campaign for Dream Car runs until April 21st. Production of the Dream Car sets is expected to begin shortly after the Kickstarter campaign has ended.