If the upcoming Mini Cooper set was not small enough for you, there is always the even smaller version, the LEGO Creator Mini Cooper MK VII polybag. Based on the larger 10242 LEGO Creator Mini Cooper MK VII set, the polybag will likely also be available in August as a promotional release.
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Using more than 100,000 pieces, LEGO Certified Professional Duncan Titmarsh has built a LEGO bus stop on London’s famed regent street. The LEGO bus stop has been built outside the world largest toy store, Hamleys, and was created to mark the Regent Street Bus Cavalcade.
The LEGO bus stop is set to be on display until July 15th.
LEGO fans who were part of this year’s LEGO Inside Tour received an exclusive model of the train that travels throughout the LEGOLAND Billund theme park. 80 copies of the 4000014 LEGOLAND Train set were made with each being signed by the designer. The set features 548 pieces and 7 minifigures. Not a bad set, considering that the inside tour runs more than $2370.
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Two new New York City Police Department themed sets will be joining the Mega Bloks World Builders theme. The World Builders line is best known for its sets based around real world vehicles from manufacturers such as John Deere, Caterpillar and Jeep. The new sets include:
NYPD Mobile Command Center – $29.99.
NYPD Police Chopper – $9.99
The NYPD is the largest police department in the United States as well as one of the most well known. Expect to see the two sets on store shelves in the near future.
Despite strong support on LEGO CUUSOO, the Macross project could not happen for one big reason. While only one project ended up making the cut on LEGO Ideas a long running dispute over who owns the rights to the Macross franchise in the United States has stymied the franchises development outside of Japan and especially in North America. While Macross was developed in Japan, its international distribution rights were sold to American company Harmony Gold, which is best known for releasing the Robotech adaption of the anime in the United States.
Harmony Gold has proved hostile towards the importation of Macross related products from Japan and still claims ownership of the international license, despite ownership technically belonging to Japanese firms Studio Nue and Big West. These owners of the Macross franchise have not challenged Harmony Gold putting things in a state of status quo ante bellum. Thus, partially for this reason, LEGO shelved the idea of a Macross set due to simply too many legal hurdles to jump through or rights and licensing holders to deal with. LEGO likely will not just release a Macross set in the market where it would be easiest to do so (Japan), and ignore the rest of the world. But one can hope, that some day soon, intellectual property disputes will be a thing of past and LEGO and Macross fans everywhere can get their hands on a set of a VF-1_Valkyrie.
At least that is what LEGO Minecraft did. The tournament runs through the 13th of July in Brazil.
LEGO Star Wars is celebrating its 15th anniversary and has launched a “I am Your Father’s Day!” promotion to celebrate the occasion as well as mark Father’s Day, which takes place on June 15th. After watching the video, viewers can cast their vote on the LEGO Star Wars webpage.