New York Toy Fair 2016 LEGO Photos, News and Coverage!

Brick Toy News Killer Croc Smash Set Photo

It’s finally here! The biggest LEGO event of the year: the New York Toy Fair 2016 began Saturday, February 13th at 7AM EST! Just like last year, I was at the press event in the morning, posting images, articles and videos from the show as fast as my little fingers could! But if you want to see them, most of our coverage won’t be here on Bricks And Bloks–because the grand opening of our rebranded site has arrived–our LEGO Toy Fair 2016 coverage will be taking place on our new site, Brick Toy News!

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LEGO DC Summer 2015 Sets List! Killer Croc! Red Hood!

LEGO Killer Moth Screenshot from LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

Earlier today I posted my thoughts on the just-announced LEGO Marvel Summer 2016 sets over on my Marvel blog, and now it’s time to take a (textual) look at the Distinguished Competition with this summer’s wave of DC Super Heroes. There’s not a lot to be excited about quantitatively in the LEGO DC Summer 2016 sets–there’s only three sets and one is a Juniors set–but there’s plenty to get psyched about qualitatively! Coming this summer: all-new minifigures including Blue Beetle, Katana, Killer Moth, redesigned Killer Croc and Scarecrow, and more!

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LEGO Spider-Man vs. The Venom Symbiote Polybag Set!

LEGO Spider-Man vs. The Venom Symbiote Polybag Set

LEGO is a worldwide phenomenon as far as toys go, and that means that new sets are discovered all over the world all the time–not just in “the usual countries” like England and the United States. And the newest example of this is a previously-unseen (and totally cool) LEGO Marvel set that’s just turned up for sale online in the Republic of Croatia: the LEGO Spider-Man vs. The Venom Symbiote 30448 Polybag set!

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LEGO Elves 2016 Fire Dragon’s Lava Cave 41175 Set Photos!

LEGO 41175 Fire Dragon's Lava Cave Box Elves Winter 2016 Set

Although I really liked the adventurousness and the colors and elements in the LEGO Elves theme when it debuted last year, I didn’t outright love any of the actual sets in the theme just yet. But all that’s changing with this year’s fresh wave of Elves sets! Whereas most themes have already had their first wave of new toys released earlier this month, Elves fans are going to have to wait a wee bit longer. But it’s going to be worth the wait, as evident by the LEGO Elves Fire Dragon’s Lava Cave 41175 and the rest of this winter’s sets!

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LEGO Civil War Black Panther Pursuit 76047 Photos Preview!

LEGO Captain America Ciivl War Black Panther Pursuit 76047 Box

Although “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is one of the most popular and renowned movies in the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was a pretty big let-down for LEGO fans, as there were exactly zero boxed sets released for the blockbuster movie. But TLG isn’t making that same mistake again, as they’ve got three sets on deck for “Captain America: Civil War”–and the LEGO Black Panther Pursuit 76047 set will give us our first mass-release Winter Soldier and Black Panther minifigures!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks Released & Photos!

TMNT Mega Bloks Sets Released

Ordinarily I don’t get a lot of requests for coverage of Mega Bloks sets, but a surprising number of readers have been requesting information on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Bloks sets.

There was just one problem: although most of the new Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles set are available for order online, the TMNT Mega Bloks hadn’t hit my local stores–until this weekend, when I was stunned by the sheer magnitude of the number of toys released to kick off this line…

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February 2016 LEGO Store Calendar! Promos Deals & Events!

February 2016 LEGO Store Calendar Front

After having just been blessed with dozens of new sets being released last week, it seems a little bit perverse to be thinking of next month already–but hey, when you’re a LEGO collector, you’ve got to be constantly looking ahead, right? TLG certainly is, as they’ve once again shared next month’s store calendar a full month early.

And according to the February 2016 LEGO Store Calendar, next month we can look forward to a new free promo set, a Double VIP Points offer and more!

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LEGO City Sports Car 30349 & Tiger Polybag Sets Released!

LEGO City 2016 Sports Car 30349 Set Built

We may have just had a mother lode of new sets released this past week to kick off 2016, but that’s not all for the January 2016 LEGO sets hitting stores!

There’s something for those who prefer small sets and impulse buys as well, as the long-awaited LEGO Creator Tiger 30285 Polybag and the new LEGO City Sports Car 30349 sets are now finally arriving in stores!

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LEGO 2016 Sets Released! LEGO Store Photos & Report!

LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters Set Released

Because I am a crazy person, despite the fact that I stayed up last night and bought the new LEGO Brick Bank Modular Building from S@H at the stroke of midnight and ordered most of the rest of the new LEGO 2016 sets from Amazon with free shipping, I still set my alarm clock for bright and early so that I could be at the nearest LEGO Store first thing in the morning. Why? So that I could take photos of all the newly-released sets, of course! (And, well… maybe so my resolve could soften and I could pick up a few that I didn’t want to order online and have to wait for…)

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LEGO Brick Bank 10251 Modular Building Up for Order!

LEGO Creator Expert Brick Bank 10251 Box

UPDATE 1/1/2016: The new year has now arrived–and so has the Brick Bank! The LEGO Brick Bank 10251 is now available for order online with free shipping!

As we are not fast approaching the holiday shopping season, get ready for things to kick into high gear with LEGO 2016 sets being revealed and announced at a crazy pace over the next two months! And leading the charge on January 1st, 2016 will be the latest addition to the ultra-popular modular buildings line: the LEGO Brick Bank 10251 modular building set has now been fully revealed!

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2016 LEGO Nexo Knights Sets Released & Photos!

LEGO Nexo Knights Sets Released Early

All of the waiting for the biggest LEGO release day of the (next) year is about to come to an end, as we’re just a few hours away from all of the January 1st 2016 sets going up for sale!

But as always, some sets have slipped out early, and today I came face-to-face with most of the first wave sets for the newest LEGO theme on the block: the LEGO Nexo Knights sets have now begun to hit stores nationwide!

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Dragon Ball Z Minifigures by Bandai Revealed! Figmes!

Dragon Ball Z Minifigures Figures Goku Vegeta

Let’s face it: the chances of LEGO ever licensing and producing official sets for any anime series are basically zero.

But while we may never get any official anime LEGO Minifigures, that doesn’t mean other companies can’t make their own stylistically-similar mini-figures. And that’s just what Bandai Japan intends to do to kick off 2016, as later this winter we’ll see the release of their own Bandai Dragon Ball Z Minifigures called Figmes!

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LEGO Batman 2016 Gotham City Cycle Chase Set Photos!

LEGO Suicide Squad DC Set Batman Gotham City Cycle Chase

I had been planning on not discussing the final Winter 2015 LEGO DC Superheroes set until more than one photo of the set had come out, but sharp-eyed readers noticed the set right away in my photos preview of the DC Mighty Micros sets yesterday and demanded to hear more. And thus, though we only have one image to go on–for now–let’s take a look at the sole comics-based LEGO Batman set coming this winter: it’s the Suicide Squad-inspired LEGO Batman Gotham City Cycle Chase 76053!

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