The next Lego Architecture has set has been revealed by Flickr user motayan. The set is of the United Nations headquarters and the surrounding grounds. Interestingly, this was first rumoured in January of this year over on the Brickset forum after someone from the Lego group requested to obtain the rights to use a photograph in their instructions booklet.
Lego Set News
Posted on May 10, 2013 in Lego Set News
As we are starting a new month Lego, has uploaded new instructions onto its website. In doing so they have revealed the next exclusive set that will be given to visitors of the Lego Factory Tour this year.
The 4000008 set is of the "Villy Thomsen Truck", the second page of the instructions explains that this was the third truck bought by Lego in 1957 and was seemingly one of their most prized. The name comes from the haulage company that they sold the truck to, presumably so they could then lease it back for cash flow reasons as Lego were the only users of the truck.
You can view the 4000008 instructions on our instructions browser. Check out the second page for some more pictures and the explanation.
Posted on April 30, 2013 in Lego Set News
Many of the upcoming Lego Lord of the Rings sets already have various pictures floating around on the internet, ranging from confidential retailers catalogue images to pictures from toy fairs. Below we have a gallery of the official high-resolution pictures for you to admire.
Pictures of the upcoming summer Lego sets are rapidly becoming more available at the moment. Today we have some excellent pictures of the next wave of Hero Factory sets for you. Many of these have previously been photographed at Toy Fairs earlier in the year but now you can see them in full high-resolution.
Tonight we have a few new pictures of the upcoming new Lego Castle theme for 2013. Many of you may have seen a few pictures of the sets before but it's always good to see the full detail in the official images. The sets are certainly aimed at a younger market, but there are still some excellent parts and some nice Knight Minifigures.
Posted on April 23, 2013 in Lego Set News
Lego have today announced the release date for the much anticipated upcoming Mindstorms EV3 set in a press release. The education variant of the set is due to be available starting on the 1st of August this year. Hopefully the consumer version will become available at a similar time.
In related news, we are expecting them to also release a "Space Exploration" expansion set for the EV3 line after the release. This will likely be similar to the expansion packs they used to make for the original Mindstorms set.
Around this time last year we brought you the images of the 2012 friends sets, now it's time for the 2013 friends sets.
In this summer wave there will be a total of 9 sets. Heartlake city is getting a bakery which seems to specialise in some delicious looking cakes and star shaped biscuits and a school building for the Lego friends minifigures to brush up on their sums and have a good chat over lunch. This time we get a sneak peak into the glamour of Andreas Bedroom, and Emma splashes out on a Sports Car. There also seems to be lots of summer fun at the beach with Olivia's brand new Beach Buggy and a rather substantial Dolphin Cruiser. We are treated to three new friends foil bagged sets; a pampered poodle, an acrobatic bunny and an adorable hedgehog.
Images of the next sets due to be released this summer have appeared over on Eurobricks. The line up includes many re-releases, which are obviously similar to the original sets but with much improved minifigures. There are a number of cool new Lego parts, most notably the transparent blue minifigure arm and some sort of hinge on the Stealth Starfighter.
We thought we would do a post about the next Lego Star Wars exclusives due to be released later this year. There have been rumours about a possible UCS X-Wing since last year, now thought to be around the £170 Mark. There has also been talk of an Ewok village for quite a while, stemming from a possible prototype Kashyyyk set from a picture of Lego's design studios.
Moving away from rumours, here is what we know. There will be a new new X-Wing set named "Red Five X-Wing Starfighter" with set number 10240. This will not be on the scale previous UCS sets like the Imperial Shuttle but it is still a fairly substantial set. Additionally, we can confirm there will be another exclusive named "Ewok Village" with a new Logray and at least four other Ewoks, but little other information is known at this time.
With these sets and the recent Palace Cinema, as well as several other exclusive still to be announced, we certainly have a lot to look forward to this year.
As the first wave of Lego Friends Collectables sets starts to hit the shops we can reveal the names of the third series for you.
41023 - Fawn's Forest
41024 - Parrot's Perch
41025 - Puppy's Playhouse
Going by the previous sets, we can certainly expect a new Lego deer and we might even get a new Lego parrot. This wave of sets will most likely come out in the autumn later this year.