April 2012 Brick News

April 18, 2012

  • K’Nex will be releasing Angry Birds building sets later this year. We’ve played with them and have video footage of it from the NY Toy Fair. We can’t wait for these, a great license for them to have! Oh, by the way, who has played the new Angry Birds Space game? http://www.brickshow.com/knex-angry-birds-coming-in-august
  • Mega Bloks goes die-cast! HALO Mega Bloks will be releasing sets based on the building versions of their sets in die-cast. These come to stores in March, but we have our hands on 3 of them and will be reviewing them very soon.
  • LEGO Minecraft is a done and you’ll be able to buy this LEGO Cuussoo set in the summer. You can already pre-order them through jinx.com/minecraft for $34. We’ve ordered ours so expect a review when it’s released.
  • Series 7 of the LEGO Minifigures have begun to surface all over the world. We’ve got them all so look for our review soon.
  • What was the best selling LEGO set in 2011? The Police Station, set 7498. That explains why we are always seeing new Police Stations every year. This was based on revenue, not units sold and was followed by the Millenium Falcon and Clone Trooper Battle Pack. Brickset has the full top 10 list. http://brickset.com/news/article/?ID=2809
  • After speaking with our contact at Hasbro, the new KRE-O Battleship sets will be hitting stores within the next month or two. Commercials for these sets have begun to appear on YouTube and some have found them at Wal-Mart already. We got a look at all these at the Toy Fair and they look great. View footage; http://www.brickshow.com/toy-fair-review-of-kre-o-2012-battleship-sets
  • The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, the second LEGO® CUUSOO release is now on sale in Japan. How can we get one in Europe or the US? You have to wait till the summer where is will be available exclusively online at lego.com. Price will be around $50 and euros.
  • It’s been announced that a coming Ultimate Collectors Series R2-D2 set will be released in May for $180USD. Check thebrickblogger for retail pricing for all countries: http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/03/lego-star-wars-r2-d2/
  • LEGO will be release Big Ben, as part of the LEGO Architecture set in June for $30.
  • LEGO will also be releasing LEGO Minifigures for the Olympics. However, these will be of 9 UK olympians and ONLY available in the UK. So nothing in the US? Really? Way to tap into your biggest market LEGO! Thumbs down! http://brickset.com/news/article/?ID=2991
  • Two exclusive figures will be available in LEGO stores this May. An exclusive regular size fig of The Hulk and another of a Star Wars TC-14 figure. http://brickset.com/news/article/?ID=2906
  • It seems the Ninjago Season 3 on the Cartoon Network are in order. IMDB has posted 13 episode names of a season 3 for Ninjago! http://www.imdb.es/title/tt1871731/episodes?season=3
  • Want to know how to make your clean LEGO pieces really shine. The Brick Blogger has the full tutorial. http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/04/make-your-clear-lego-shine/
  • The Brick Blogger received a tip that a new re-designed Chrome C-3PO will surface sometime this summer as a promotional offer. http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/04/lego-star-wars-new-chrome-gold-c-3po-coming/
  • Remember Cube Dudes? Well, if not check them out below and if you like them, instructions are available to download and build them youself. http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/03/lego-cubedudes/
  • The Mega Bloks blog has started releasing images of the coming World of Warcraft sets. If you are a WoW fan at all, check these out, we know you’ll love ‘em. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68207867@N03

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  • John

    cool

  • Ephraim

    Lego minecraft!!!

  • Colton

    My birthday is April 22. Please wish me a happy birthday on the show! Please! I’m your biggest fan!!!!

    P.S can you make a Brickshow app.

  • marcis

    I am there biggest fan

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