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    Mega Brands Purchased by Mattel

    The largest toy company, Mattel, creator of Barbies and Hot Wheels toys has purchased Mega Brands. Mega Brands produces a variety of products, most notably building blocks which are compatible with LEGO pieces. Its a direct building blocks competitor for LEGO as many of its products and theme lines are very similar to LEGO such as Mega Bloks Halo Wars & LEGO Star Wars and Mega Bloks Barbie & LEGO Friends.

    Hasbro, the third largest toy company has Kre-o as its building block toy brand. With LEGO’s soaring popularity and profit each year, its no doubt that many other companies also want to take a share of the pie. What will this mean for LEGO and will it still be able to continue to differentiate itself from the other clone brands?

    Thanks to forum member Hodgeman for the news. Via The Star

    Mega Bloks Build ’n Play Ballet Studio

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    LEGO 76019 Starblaster Showdown

    Brickipedia has more info for one of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets known as 76019 Starblaster Showdown. Part of the Guardian of the Galaxy Movie line, it will contain 196 pieces and will include 3 minifigures: Star-Lord, Sakaaran Soldier and Nova Corps Officer. Price will be $19.99 with a target age range from 6-12. Thanks to LegoSuperHeroJer for writing in.

    LEGO Super Heroes Logo - Toys N Bricks

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    ToyArk has revealed the second LEGO Guardian of the Galaxy set from the New York Toy Fair 2014. Like the other Guardian set, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardian of the Galaxy 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission should be available sometime in August.  Thanks to Jeremy for writing in.

    What do you think of the Guardian of the Galaxy LEGO Super Heroes line so far?

    76020 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Guardian of the Galaxy Knowhere Escape Mission (Pre)

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    New York Toy Fair 2014 LEGO News & Pictures

    The 2014 New York Toy Fair started today and is well underway. ToyArk has posted many images for many of the upcoming Late Spring/Summer 2014 sets. These include LEGO Chima, Ninjago, The LEGO Movie and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Most of the LEGO Super Heroes (Marvel and DC Comics) on display were seen before and are already available for sale in the United Kingdom (and starting to become available in North America now). However, they did have a new one that was not revealed yet and that’s the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76022 X-Men vs The Sentinel set. FBTB reports that this new LEGO X-Men set will be released a little later in June and will be priced at $49.99 USD.

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 76022 X-Men vs The Sentinel (Pre)

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    70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow was unveiled today at 8am EST at the New York Toy Fair. If you are unable to make it, not to worry as we’ve got the full press release right here. The set will be officially available this coming March exclusively at LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Shop at Home.

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    70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow

    Ages 14+  2,741 Pieces

    US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 2,199.00 DKK

    *Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

    Help our heroes escape the Micro Managers on MetalBeard’s Sea Cow!

    Shiver me timbers, the Micro Managers are approaching our heroes and MetalBeard aboard his wacky Sea Cow ship. Climb the mast to keep a look-out. Fire the powerful shooting cannons from the side of the ship to repel the Micro Managers. And watch out – one has flick missiles and the other can shoot a net! Raise the anchors, spin the rear propellers and steer the ship to safety with the mini version of MetalBeard at the wheel. Includes 4 minifigures:  Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty.

    Battle 2 Micro Managers with The LEGO® Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow with mini version of MetalBeard, 4 minifigures and cow with wings!

    • Includes 4 minifigures:  Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty
    • MetalBeard’s Sea Cow features chimney, 2 anchors, 4 back propellers, 2 huge side turbines, lanterns, 2 gold keys, 2 bottles, bottle with printed ship, box with 4 black coals, hammer, wrench, shovel, gold crowbar and a barrel with 2 rammers. Plus cannon and ammunition deck with 6 cannons and 2 boxes with cannon ammunition (12 pieces), and boiler room with 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords. Also features captain’s room with treasure chest containing 6 gold coins, 2 red jewels and 2 green jewels, 2 blueprints, 2 maps, globe, sextant, ink vial and quill, and a portrait of MetalBeard
    • Also includes a cow with wings!
    • The large Micro Manager features fold-up wings with hidden flick missiles, 2 claws and fold-down satellite dish
    • The small Micro Manager features a net shooter
    • Weapons include 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords
    • Steer the ship with the mini MetalBeard with sword and treasure chest
    • Fire the cannons on both sides of the ship to fend off attackers
    • Take off the funnel to access the cannon and ammunition deck
    • Open the top to access the captain’s cabin and check out the maps, treasure chest, MetalBeard portrait and more!
    • Open the doors to the boiler room to access the weapons
    • Turn the exhaust to raise and lower the anchors
    • Rotate the giant side turbines
    • Place a minifigure on the fore mast to operate the mounted guns
    • Keep a look-out from the crow’s nest
    • Get the fire going below the huge funnel
    • Make the rear propellers spin and speed away
    • Watch The LEGO® Movie to see all your favorite characters in action
    • MetalBeard’s Sea Cow measures over 22” (58cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide
    • The Micro Manager (large) measures over 3” (9cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide
    • The Micro Manager (small) measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
    • Mini MetalBeard measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (13cm) deep, and 5” (13cm) wide
    • Double-decker couch measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (10cm) wide and less than 1” (2cm) long

    *Additional pictures are available on our Flickr Photo Stream.

    70810 LEGO Movie MetalBeard's Sea Cow High Resolution 2 - Toysnbricks70810 LEGO Movie MetalBeard's Sea Cow High Resolution - Toysnbricks70810 LEGO Movie MetalBeard's Sea Cow High Resolution 3 - Toysnbricks

    Here is the Youtube Designer Video for this set:

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    Source: LEGO Cuusoo Blog

    Today we gave a first look at 21108 LEGO® Ghostbusters™ to select collector and LEGO fan press at ToyFair New York, and here it is for you as well!

    It’s not every year a pop culture classic like Ghostbusters has a big anniversary, so the team here at LEGO CUUSOO has been working overtime to make this set available as soon as possible. 21108 LEGO Ghostbusters will be available for purchase in June 2014 for USD $49.99 / CAD $59.99.

    Tell us what you think in the forum!

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    Comingsoon.net and USAToday have revealed a LEGO set from Guardians of the Galaxy, a new 2014 Marvel Super Heroes movie that is due to be released this Summer on August 1st. 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue from The LEGO Super Heroes Marvel line will contain 665 pieces and will be priced at $74.99 USD. Five minifigures are included including Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer, Sakaaran Soldier and Ronan the Accuser. Thanks to forum member brickster90 for the heads up.

    There will be a total of 3 sets based on this new movie and we should have pictures for the other 2 sets in the next few weeks.

    #76021 LEGO The Milano Spaceship Rescue

    LEGO Super Heroes 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue (Pre)

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    Newsarama has images for two new upcoming LEGO Star Wars Rebel sets. Both sets will be available beginning August 1st, 2014. LEGO 75053 The Ghost with 929 pieces and 4 minifigures will retail for $89.99 USD. The Phantom set with 234 pieces and 2 minifigures on the other hand will retail for $24.99 USD. Thanks to nickdude15 for writing in.

    Rebels LEGO 75053 Star Wars The Ghost

    LEGO Star Wars Rebels 75053 The Ghost (Pre)

    Rebels LEGO 75048 Star Wars The Phantom

    LEGO Star Wars Rebels 75048 The Phantom (Pre)

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    Good Morning LEGO Bilbo Baggins Minifigure

    GameStop currently has a LEGO minifigure offer when you pre-order the upcoming LEGO The Hobbit Videogame (due for release on April 8, 2014). With each pre-order, you can receive an LEGO Exclusive Good Morning Bilbo Baggins Minifigure, while supplies last. Thanks to forum member SSchmidt for the heads up.

    Good Morning LEGO Bilbo Baggins Minifigure Gamestop

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    LEGO Lone Rangers Officially Discontinued

    The LEGO Disney Lone Rangers line has been discontinued making this one of the shorter lived themes as it didn’t even last a full year. All sets will be retired. The Lone Ranger Movie was released back in June 2013 and the sets were released a month earlier. Box office sales for The Lone Ranger did not even cover production and marketing efforts as the movie didn’t do as well as expected. Rather than hold on to a struggling line, its good that LEGO decided to retire it sooner than later.

    The LEGO Lone Rangers sets are no longer available for sale online at LEGO Shop at Home. Though, if you are still looking for some of these sets, Amazon.com, Target.com and many Brick & Mortar stores still have them instock. Thanks to forum member StClair for the heads up.

    79111 LEGO Lone Rangers Constitution Train Chase

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    LEGO Nuremberg 2014 Toy Fair Summer Sets

    LEGO City Artic 2014 Summer Sets from Toy Fair (Pre)

    If you want to get a preview look for some of the upcoming Summer 2014 LEGO sets, be sure to check Fedro Photo’s Flickr Photostream. He has taken many photos from the Nuremberg German LEGO Toy Fair. There’s LEGO Artic, LEGO Friends, LEGO City Trains, The LEGO Movie, Technic, Chima and more. Various discussions for each theme are available in our LEGO forums. I’m a little late posting this, but I do thank everyone that posted or contacted us earlier about this.

    Atamaii.tv has some videos including one that shows the new LEGO Star Wars Rebel Sets. Other videos include Agents, The LEGO Movie, Chima and Chima Ultra Build Figures.

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    LEGO Store Calendar March 2014

    The LEGO March 2014 Store Calendar is now out! Next month, you can get a free LEGO exclusive Martian Manhunter Minifigure when you spend $75 or more. In addition, you can also get a non-LEGO exclusive Ewar’s Acro Fighter polybag with any LEGO Chima set purchase.You can check out the full LEGO Store Calendar for March 2014 here.

    Notable Events

    • March 4: FREE Monthly Mini Model Build - LEGO Spring Tree
    • March 17: Find the LEGO 4 Leaf Clover hidden in the store and receive a special offer
    • March 22 & 29: LEGO DC Super Heroes Club Meeting

    If you’ve received a Holiday Pick a Brick Box from the Christmas LEGO promotion, remember that March 31st, 2014 is the last day to redeem your offer!
    March 2014 LEGO Store Calendar - Toysnbricks

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    The next LEGO Cuusoo product, Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary has been passed by the LEGO Review Board. Congratulations BrentWaller! All other projects in the Fall 2013 Period will not be made into official LEGO products as announced on the LEGO Cuusoo blog. This will be the 7th installment in the LEGO Cuusoo line. Thanks to forum member ncbarrett for the news.

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    January 24 Update: Flickr user Ultron32 has posted images for the other 2 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets. (thanks Mantisking)

    LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79118 Karai Bike Escape

    LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79118 Karai Bike Escape (Pre)

    LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79121 Turtle Sub Undersea Chase

    LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79121 Turtle Sub Undersea Chase (Pre)

    Joshua writes in to inform us that a German retailer Buecher.de has revealed pictures for two new Summer 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO sets. I haven’t watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before so I have no idea what these are, but that UFO and rocket ship in 79120 T-Rawkat Sky Strike does look interesting. Thanks to Navy Trooper Fenson from Eurobricks for the news.

    79119 LEGO Mutation Chamber Unleashed

    Estimated price: ~$20-$25 USD

    LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79119 Mutation Chamber Unleashed (Pre)

    79120 LEGO T-Rawkat Sky Strike

    Estimated Price: $29.99-$34.99 USD

    LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79120 T-Rawkat Sky Strike (Pre)

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    LEGO London England Toy Fair 2014 Sets List

    The London, England Toy Fair in United Kingdom is well underway. We know most of the set names already as well as some pictures like LEGO Mixels, but reports from various sites now have some descriptions and pricing info for most of the Summer 2014 sets. Pictures won’t be available, but you can read out the descriptions from different authors from sites like All about Bricks (thanks for the list), Brickset and FBTB.

    Juniors

    • 10671 Fire Emergency  £15.99
    • 10669 Turtles Lair  £17.99
    • 10676 Knights’ Castle  £34.99

    Duplo

    • 10568 Knight Tourney  £8.99
    • 10579 Clubhouse Café £12.99
    • 10526 Peter Pan’s Visit (J&NP) £19.99
    • 10539 Beach Racing (J&NP) £19.99
    • 10569 Treasure Attack £24.99
    • 10580 Deluxe Box £34.99
    • 10577 Big Royal Castle £49.99
    • 10543 Superman Rescue £14.99
    • 10544 The Joker Challenge £24.99
    • 10545 Batcave Adventure £39.99

    Agents

    • 70160 Riverside Raid £9.99
    • 70161 Tremor Track Infiltration £17.99
    • 70162 Inferno Interception   £24.99
    • 70163 Toxikita’s Toxic Meltdown  £34.99
    • 70164 Hurricane Heist   £49.99
    • 70165 Ultra Agents Mission HQ £79.99

    City

    Arctic

    • 60032 Arctic Snowmobile £4.99
    • 60033 Arctic Ice Crawler £9.99
    • 60034 Arctic Helicrane £24.99
    • 60035 Arctic Outpost   £34.99
    • 60036 Arctic Base Camp £69.99

    City Trains

    • 60050 Train Station £49.99
    • 60051 High-speed Passenger Train  £99.99
    • 60052 Cargo Train    £139.99

    Creator

    • 31023 Yellow Racers £19.99
    • 31024 Roaring Power £19.99
    • 31026 Bike Shop & Café  £64.99

    Friends

    • 41030 Olivia’s Ice Cream Bike £9.99
    • 41031 Andrea’s Mountain Hut £9.99
    • 41032 First Aid Jungle Bike    £12.99
    • 41033 Jungle Falls Rescue £17.99
    • 41034 Summer Caravan £19.99
    • 41036 Jungle Bridge Rescue £24.99
    • 41059 Jungle Tree Sanctuary £24.99
    • 41038 Jungle Rescue Base £44.99
    • 41058 Heartlake Shopping Mall £79.99

    Hero Factory

    • 44023 ROCKA Crawler  £8.99
    • 44024 TUNNELER Beast vs. SURGE  £8.99
    • 44025 BULK Drill Machine £12.99
    • 44026 CRYSTAL Beast vs. BULK  £12.99
    • 44027 BREEZ Flea Machine  £12.99
    • 44028 SURGE & ROCKA Combat Machine  £24.99
    • 44029 QUEEN Beast vs. FURNO, EVO & STORMER  £34.99

    Legends of Chima

    • 70141 Vardy’s Ice Vulture Glider £17.99
    • 70142 Eris’ Fire Eagle Flyer £24.99
    • 70143 Sir Fangar’s Sabertooth Walker £34.99
    • 70144 Laval’s Fire Lion £39.99
    • 70145 Maula’s Ice Mammoth Stomper £69.99
    • 70146 Flying Phoenix Fire Temple £89.99

    Mixels

    Ninjago

    • 70727 X-1 Ninja Charger £34.99
    • 70728 Battle for Ninjago City £89.99

    Star Wars

    • 75048 The Phantom £19.99
    • 75049 Snowspeeder £34.99
    • 75050 B-Wing £49.99
    • 75051 Jedi Scout Fighter £59.99
    • 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina £64.99
    • 75053 The Ghost    £69.99
    • 75054 AT-AT £109.99
    • 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer   £119.99

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    • 79115 Turtle Van Takedown  £39.99
    • 79116 Big Rig Snow Getaway  £69.99
    • 79117 Turtle Lair Invasion  £79.99

     

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