Summer 2014 LEGO Chima Sets Released in the United States!

LEGO Legends of Chima Summer 2014 Sets Released

Last week I made a mega-post chronicling my discovery of every one of the LEGO Star Wars Summer 2014 sets at my local LEGO Store. But, well… that wasn’t all I found, and it also wasn’t what I spent most of my money on during that trip.

With a huge smile etched on my face, I got to check out (and photograph!) the entirety of the LEGO Legends of Chima Summer 2014 sets wave…

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LEGO Batman Tumbler 76023 UCS Set Revealed & Photos!

LEGO UCS Batman Tumbler Dark Knight Set Revealed

It’s been common knowledge for most of 2014 that LEGO has been “secretly” working on a huge, Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) LEGO Batman Tumbler for release in summer 2014. It’s also been widely speculated and agreed-upon among LEGO collectors that said set would of course debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (what with it being the largest superhero convention in the world and all). So with SDCC 2014 just a few days away, we just have to wait and our patience will finally be rewarded! …What’s that? Oh… never mind. As it turns out, LEGO apparently ran out of patience themselves, as the UCS LEGO Batman Tumbler 76023 set has now been fully revealed!

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SDCC 2014 LEGO Unikitty & Bard Minifigure Exclusives!

LEGO SDCC 2014 Exclusives Unikitty Minifigure Bard Minifigure

As we count down the few remaining days until San Diego Comic-Con 2014, the news is coming in fast and furious at exactly what the hotly-demanded LEGO SDCC 2014 exclusives are going to be! Earlier I discussed the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket’s Warbird set and the LEGO Marvel The Collector minifigure that will be given out at the show, and now it’s time to discuss two more of the LEGO promo giveaway figures for the 2014 SDCC. They’re variants of characters you might have already, but you may want them anyway–it’s the SDCC 2014 Exclusive LEGO Unikitty and Bard Minifigures!

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LEGO MINI Cooper 10242 Set Up for Order & Photos!

LEGO Creator MINI Cooper 10242 Box Set Summer 2014

Occasionally, LEGO is really good at keeping a secret (as was the case with the LEGO Star Wars MTT that turned up shockingly last week). But most of the time–most of the time–LEGO just can’t keep a secret. Rumors have been swirling about through winter and into spring regarding a new 2014 LEGO MINI Cooper set, so when yet another mysterious VIP Early Access set was announced via the LEGO Store July 2014 calendar, it didn’t take a precognitive to foretell what that set might be. But as it turns out, we didn’t have to guess for long anyway–the LEGO MINI Cooper 10242 set has now been fully revealed!

UPDATE: The LEGO Mini Cooper 10242 set is now available for order online! And yes, you get the free LEGO Mini Mini Cooper polybag with it!

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SDCC 2014 LEGO Marvel Collector Minifigure Exclusive Revealed!

LEGO Marvel The Collector Minifigure SDCC 2014 Exclusive

LEGO has cut it awfully close to the wire this year in announcing their San Diego Comic Con 2014 exclusives, but with less than a week to go until the show begins, the SDCC 2014 LEGO exclusive products are finally being revealed!

I discussed the SDCC 2014 LEGO Rocket Raccoon Warbird set extensively on my Marvel toys blog yesterday, and today LEGO has spilled the beans about another Comic-Con exclusive: the LEGO The Collector minifigure! (Wait, who…?)

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LEGO Star Wars Summer 2014 Sets Released in United States!

LEGO Star Wars 2014 Sets Released

I’ve been obsessively hitting up at least one of my nearby LEGO Stores almost every day this month, and thankfully for my sanity, persistence has finally paid off! After being released overseas earlier this summer, the entire wave of LEGO Star Wars Summer 2014 sets has now arrived in United States stores! This wave includes some vehicles that are all-new to the LEGO Star Wars universe, as well as some long-awaited remakes of popular sets like the LEGO Mos Eisley Cantina and the new LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer!

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LEGO Legends of Chima Season 1 Part 2 DVD Review

LEGO Legends of Chima Season 1 Part 2 DVD Set Review

Given the amount of love and coverage I give to the LEGO Legends of Chima toys, you might assume that I’m an avid follower of the LEGO Chima TV series and have watched every episode over and over. That is not the case. In fact, up until this month, I’d seen exactly zero episodes of the LEGO Legends of Chima cartoon. Nothing against the show–I just don’t watch a lot of TV. But Warner Bros. was kind enough to send me a review copy of the LEGO Legends of Chima Season 1 Part 2 DVD set, so I spent four hour this weekend on a LEGO Chima cartoon bender. The Chima DVD set is on sale for 35% off at Amazon for $12.99–is it worth your 13 bucks? Read on…

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LEGO Plastic Man Minifigure & LEGO Batman 3 Pre-Order Bonuses!

LEGO Plastic Man Minifigure LEGO Batman 3 Gamestop Pre-Order Bonus Exclusive

Some people say that the LEGO video games are getting old. Me? I never get tired of them. And something else that I never get tired of is getting cool pre-order bonuses when I buy my LEGO video games! Is it expensive and sort of annoying that LEGO keeps making spectacular exclusive pre-order items with their games? Yeah, sort of. But would I rather have these items as special incentives for buying a game than not at all? Definitely. And today the LEGO Batman 3 video game pre-order bonuses were announced–headlined by the Gamestop Exclusive LEGO Plastic Man minifigure!

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LEGOLand Chicago Photos & LEGO Chima 30266 Polybag!

LEGO Land Discovery Center Chicago Store Photos LEGO Giraffe

Last week I was half-pleased and half-irritated that the first of the 2014 LEGO Chima Summer Sets had arrived in the United States. While I was glad to finally see a new Chima set showing up, I was bummed it was only sighted at the LEGOLand Discovery Center Stores in Florida, California and Illinois.

But destiny was on my side this time, as my wife was on a trip this week in the Midwest and stopped at LEGOLand Chicago for me…

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2014 Hallmark LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Ornament Released!

2014 Hallmark Boba Fett LEGO Star Wars Ornament Box

I really want to make a “Christmas in July” joke, but that’s so overplayed that I’m going to have to content myself with just referencing the phrase. But as trite as the term “Christmas in July” has become, there’s really no way around mentioning it when discussing one of my favorite days of the year: Hallmark Ornament Premiere Day! Hallmark Ornament Premiere comes but twice a year (no, really–there’s one in October, too), and on this magical day Hallmark stores throughout the country begin selling the year’s new ornaments. And this year, we’re lucky enough to get another LEGO ornaments: it’s the 2014 Hallmark LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett ornament!

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LEGO Monkey Monthly Mini Model Build! (August 2014)

LEGO Stores August 2014 Monkey LEGO Mini Monthly Model Build

When we go for too long without any LEGO sets being released or any major LEGO news leaking out, I begin to go a little bit crazy and start doing weird things. What type of weird things? Well, for one, I make trips to the LEGO Store even though there won’t be anything new in the store. Why? To see a free promo set that I’m never going to have the opportunity to build or own anyway. Yes, it’s boredom-borne desperation time here in Bricks and Bloks world, so I headed out to my local LEGO Store to check out the LEGO August 2014 Monthly Mini Model Build Monkey set in person!

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LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Retired Set Giveaway Contest!

LEGO 7749 Echo Base LEGO Star Wars Hoth Set Exclusive Anniversary Edition

Let’s face it: LEGO releases far, far too many sets for any one person to collect all of in any given year. As regular readers know, I buy a lot of LEGO sets in any given month, but I don’t come anywhere near owning everything that’s available. Some sets slip through the cracks and go out of production (and off store shelves) before we can add them to our collections. Luckily, there are great online stores out there that sell retired LEGO sets, and one such store is offering our readers a giveaway!

Read on to find out how you can win one of two retired LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 sets, to be given away by new online retailer!

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LEGO Star Wars Jawas T-Shirt Available 24 Hours Only!

Jawas LEGO Star Wars Teefury T-Shirt Plastic Debris

Thanks to the monumental success of The LEGO Movie, LEGO is “cool” again in pop culture and back in the public eye like never before! As a result of this phenomenon, many artists have been inspired to create limited-edition LEGO T-Shirts this year with original artwork. While I’ve always been a limited-edition Tee Shirt nut, it’s gotten really out of hand this year with the cornucopia of great LEGO shirt designs that have been temporarily available. And now we can add another to the list–until midnight tonight (Monday, July 7th 2014) onlya new LEGO Star Wars Jawas T-Shirt is now available online for just $11!

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LEGO Chima Sykor’s Ice Cruiser 30266 Set Released!

LEGO Chima Sykor's Ice Cruiser 30266 Promo Polybag Set LEGOLand Exclusive

The LEGO Legends of Chima Summer 2014 sets have yet to reach the shores of the United States and many other countries, but LEGO is really starting to crank things into high gear to get Chima collectors excited for the Summer 2014 LEGO Chima Fire vs. Ice theme!

Not only did we learn about the upcoming LEGO Chima Worriz’ Fire Bike polybag promo this week, but now the LEGO Sykor’s Ice Cruiser 30266 set has unexpectedly surfaced for sale online! On the bright side, LEGO 30266 looks to include an exclusive minifigure. On the downside, this set may end up being a hard-to-get exclusive itself…

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LEGO Exo-Suit 21109 LEGO Ideas #7 Set & Video Revealed!

Exo Suit LEGO Ideas #007 Summer 2014 Set LEGO 21109

LEGO announced ages ago that the fan-created LEGO Exo-Suit would be coming to the LEGO Ideas set range (though back then, we still old-timers still called it “LEGO CUUSOO”). The rumored release date for the set was August 2014, but once the calendar flipped over to July 2014 without a peep from LEGO, I got a little worried that the project’s release was going to be delayed. Thankfully, it turns out that that’s not the case at all–to celebrate the 4th of July, LEGO officially unveiled their LEGO Exo-Suit 21109 set… in spectacular, animated video form!

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