Introducing nanoGauge

nanoblock nanoGauge

No longer the province of LEGO,  nanoblock will soon be offering a new line of brick-built train sets and accessories. Aptly named nanoGauge, the new line is fully electric and not powered by batteries like that of  LEGO’s power function train sets. nanoGauge is already available in Japan with a wide selection of Japanese shinkansen (bullet train) as well as commuter train and a steam powered train. Other building sets and accessories such as a train platform, additional track, train motors and power transformers are also available. nanoGauge will be making its way to American shores this holiday season. To see the system in action, check out the video below:

Lionel to Release Batman Inspired Model Subway Set

DC Comics BATMAN LionChief Ready-to-Run M7 Subway Set

Lionel Trains has opened pre-orders for a new subway train set featuring Batman inspired graffiti paint scheme. Consisting of three cars; two passengers coaches and a powered locomotive, as well as a 60″ x 40″ track layout, the subway set comes with a LionChief that has buttons for a bell, whistle sound, and special passenger announcements. Additionally, the train set also features headlights and interior lighting. Expect to see the set out this fall for $349.99.

Kato To Release UNESCO Alpine Glacier Express Train

Kato N Alpine Glacier Express "UNESCO" 7-Unit Set

Kato will be releasing a seven car Alpine Glacier Express featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Special Train paint scheme and design. The set is based on the sightseeing train that runs from Zermatt to St. Moritz in the Swiss alps. The train features panoramic windows that allows for passengers to take in the breathtaking views that the train passes on its leisurely 8 hour ride. The set features seven cars, a locomotive, 2 first class coaches, 3 second class coaches and a bar car. Priced at $299.99, the UNESCO Alpine Glacier Express Train will be available in June 2014.

Kato  N Alpine Glacier Express "UNESCO" 7-Unit Set Bookshelf Bookshelf Case

Create Your Own Kaitenzushi With New Plarail Set

Takara Tomy Arts Cho Niginigi Kaitenzushi (Super Energetic Revolving Sushi) setTakara Tomy Arts has released a Plarail set that allows you to create your very own kaitenzushi (revolving sushi) operation right in your own home! Featuring a battery powered boat locomotive, the set allows for four plates of sushi to be trucked around the track. The locomotive runs at a set speed to ensure that sushi can remain on the plate while the layout can also be expanded with more Plarail track. In addition, the set also comes complete with utensils to create rolls or blocks of rice to help in making your own sushi. Priced at ¥6,500 yen or roughly $65, the train set is now available for sale in Japan. And if you didn’t think this train set was novel enough, just check out the promotional video for it:

Source: Rocketnews

2014 LEGO Advent Calendars Revealed

Three new advent calendars for the 2014 Holiday season have been unveiled. Based around three different themes, Star Wars, Friends and City, the advent calendars feature the usual mix of figures and both minifigure and non-minifigure scale brick-built gifts. The three advent calendars, which will be released in October, include:

LEGO City Advent Calendar 60063 Box LEGO City Advent Calendar 60063 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41040 Box LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41040 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75056 Box LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75056

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 12 Revealed

Space Miner Battle Goddess Wizard Dino Tracker Swashbuckler Jester Piggy Guy Hun Warrior Fairytale Princess Pizza Delivery Man Video Game Guy Spooky Girl Prospector Genie Girl Rock Star Lifeguard – See more at: http://www.thebrickfan.com/#sthash.0E2NKc3Z.dpuf
Space Miner Battle Goddess Wizard Dino Tracker Swashbuckler Jester Piggy Guy Hun Warrior Fairytale Princess Pizza Delivery Man Video Game Guy Spooky Girl Prospector Genie Girl Rock Star Lifeguard – See more at: http://www.thebrickfan.com/#sthash.0E2NKc3Z.dpuf

Series 12 LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71007

With Series 12 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures line due out in October 2014, it was only a matter of time until a list of figures that will be included in the upcoming assortment surfaced. Priced at $3.99 per blind bag, Series 12 will include the following figures:

  • Space Miner
  • Battle Goddess
  • Wizard
  • Dino Tracker
  • Swashbuckler
  • Jester
  • Piggy Guy
  • Hun Warrior
  • Fairytale Princess
  • Pizza Delivery Man
  • Video Game Guy
  • Spooky Girl
  • Prospector
  • Genie Girl
  • Rock Star
  • Lifeguard

Source: The Brick Fan via KockaMania.hu

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 12 Revealed

Space Miner Battle Goddess Wizard Dino Tracker Swashbuckler Jester Piggy Guy Hun Warrior Fairytale Princess Pizza Delivery Man Video Game Guy Spooky Girl Prospector Genie Girl Rock Star Lifeguard – See more at: http://www.thebrickfan.com/#sthash.0E2NKc3Z.dpuf
Space Miner Battle Goddess Wizard Dino Tracker Swashbuckler Jester Piggy Guy Hun Warrior Fairytale Princess Pizza Delivery Man Video Game Guy Spooky Girl Prospector Genie Girl Rock Star Lifeguard – See more at: http://www.thebrickfan.com/#sthash.0E2NKc3Z.dpuf

Series 12 LEGO Collectible Minifigures 71007

With Series 12 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures line due out in October 2014, it was only a matter of time until a list of figures that will be included in the upcoming assortment surfaced. Priced at $3.99 per blind bag, Series 12 will include the following figures:

  • Space Miner
  • Battle Goddess
  • Wizard
  • Dino Tracker
  • Swashbuckler
  • Jester
  • Piggy Guy
  • Hun Warrior
  • Fairytale Princess
  • Pizza Delivery Man
  • Video Game Guy
  • Spooky Girl
  • Prospector
  • Genie Girl
  • Rock Star
  • Lifeguard

Source: The Brick Fan via KockaMania.hu