Here's another forthcoming set to drool over that's being unveiled at SDCC: The Hobbit The Lonely Mountain.
This 866-piece set, the first to feature Smaug, comes with five minifigures: Bilbo Baggins, Balin the Dwarf, Dwalin the Dwarf, Ori the Dwarf and Gloin the Dwarf. It will be available November/December this year for a eye-watering $130!
If, like me, you've spent the past 45 minutes constantly refreshing the raffle drawing thread in the forum (and if you haven't then get over there now!) you might have noticed CCC posting that a new Super Heroes set featuring Green Lantern has been unveiled at SDCC. I have to confess I initially thought it was a wind up, but it's true enough!
76025 Green Lantern vs. Sinestro will be available to purchase from January 2015 for $19.95 USD. It includes three minifigures, Green Lantern, Sinestro and Space Batman.
FireStar Toys has recently started printing minifigs and other items and their latest creation, Mr Inkredible is a work of art. This incredible tattooed minifig is printed on front and back, on head, torso, legs and arms and looks fantastic.
We have one to give away to a lucky Brickset reader. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning it is to answer a simple question on our competition page by midnight Sunday.
Paul at FireStar says "Unlike many custom printed sellers, we’re not using a Roland UV printer. Our team of six, LEGO loving big kids, did the Pepsi challenge with several alternatives and despite being more expensive, we believe the system we choose produces an awesome level of quality on a wider range of parts and more flexibility in the design process."
Head over to FireStar Toys' website to see the range of custom printed items and to purchase Mr Inkredible if you don't want to leave it to luck.
MTV has revealed a new Star Wars set, based on the Rebels TV series, which will be on display at SDCC this week. The Wookiee Gunship contains 570-parts and will retail for $69.99 USD, available in stores from January 2015.
75084 Wookiee Gunship
Protect Wullffwarro and his Jedi friend, Kanan Jarrus, with the powerful LEGO® Star Wars Wookiee Gunship. As featured in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series, this amazing battle-ready craft has loads of weapons to see off any invading force, like movable front cannons and an elevating top cannon. When the action really heats up, raise the wings into attack mode and unleash the never-before-seen rapid shooters! If you run low on ammo, open the side hatches to access the spare supply, then lower the rear bay door and unload the mobile gun post. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons: Wullffwarro, Kanan Jarrus and 2 Wookiees.
Mark, editor of Blocks magazine, has just issued this press release:
With the monthly launch on the horizon, Blocks has begun assembling a team of experts to ensure the high quality expected is met.
The first big signing of the summer comes in the form of Brickset owner and LEGO guru, Huw Millington.
Huw is the brains behind Brickset, one of the world’s largest and most popular LUG websites. With over 18 years' experience in the industry and a wealth of knowledge on everything LEGO, Huw is an addition that will guarantee high quality every month.
Huw will be supplying articles and content each issue while also ensuring all pages are factually correct and delivering the right information. Huw will be working closely with editor Mark Guest under the title of consulting editor.
When asked about the appointment Mark said: "Huw is at the forefront of the UK LEGO scene and is certainly a key member of the global community. What Huw doesn’t know about the market probably isn’t worth knowing. After several conversations and some Wagamama’s ice cream I was in no doubt Huw was the man to help push Blocks forward in the right direction".
Mark has also informed us that there are several more big names about to be announced that will ensure all disciplines of LEGO have a voice of expertise in Blocks magazine.
Blocks goes monthly on October 23 and subscriptions are available at www.blocksmag.com.
Jason and the team at Chowren Toys have lined up another great offer for Brickset readers:
"Our July 2014 Brickset promo is $3.99 for Friends polybag: 30102 Desk. All readers need do, is enter promo code: 30102BRSET at the check-out to receive this price. There are total of 500 units available and are limited to 50 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59pm (US West Coast time), Thursday July 31, 2014. Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to have registered an account in our store before being able to use this code.
"All buyers please look over and read the notes in the shipping chart before you make your purchase. Please note this is an approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off. As with previous promos, any over-charge on shipping will be refunded."