2013 round-up

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News and rumours about 2013 sets is coming in thick and fast, particularly now that the retailers' catalogue is out there, even if recipients are apparently under NDA.

I've been away for a few days (on a short cruise, wedding anniversary) and it seems new information has come to light while I was gone. So, here's a round-up:

Star Wars
Hoth Bricks has published a list of sets and set numbers, which includes three series 4 Planets we didn't know about before:

  • Hoth & SnowSpeeder (SnowSpeeder Pilot)
  • Endor & B-Wing (B-Wing Pilot)
  • Aldeeran & Tantive IV (Rebel Trooper)

Now we know set numbers I have added them to the database.

Technic
TechnicBricks has information about likely first-half-of-year sets, based on sightings of a retailers' catalogue

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I'm finding the rumours about this hard to believe (and swallow!) You can read about it in the forum and find a summary of the 'facts' at Brick Fanatics.

Ice/Arctic/Polar Express?
There's a teaser poster doing the rounds that suggests some sort of 'ice' theme. Some people have put two and two together and combined this with another rumour about a theme called Polar Xxpress, which I guess is plausible.

Have I missed any?

There's a lively discussion in the forum where you can add to the rumour mill should you so wish...

46 comments on this article

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By in Germany,

TMNT?! O_O Oh no, please... :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Hope you enjoy your short trip Huw :)

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By in United States,

I don't know about that TMNT line of argumentation. It sounds more like someone's just yanking that guy's chain. Plus he writes in run-on sentences.

Btw, is this the appropriate place to complain about how Michael Bay is ruining yet another childhood toy of mine? The Turtles as aliens? Lame.

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By in United Kingdom,

If the TMNT rumour is true I will be very happy! I love TMNT and owe a lot of my childhood to those turtles.

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By in Australia,

As a kid who grew up in the early 90s with the Ninja Turtles, if that rumour is true, OH MY GOSH. THIS HAS TO HAPPEN.

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By in Australia,

Ahhh... this is the fun time of year where the rumours and leaks and guessing takes place. Our 2013 presentation is on Monday so it will be great to finally find out what is in store for the first half... I hope the TMNT rumour is true, and some sets are based on the 90's cartoon. Gotta get my Turtle-Wagon!

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By in United States,

I am thoroughly uninterested in TMNT. I want more details on the Phineas and Ferb game, though.

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By in United States,

Since this is probably gonna be based on the new Nickelodeon cartoon I have no interest in it.

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By in United States,

TMNT wouldn't surprise me because there is (was?) a Michael Bay TMNT movie coming out next year, and Lego always has one or two movie tie-in licenses per year.

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By in United States,

Did anyone notice that a Series 4 planet listed was ... Endor? We just got an Endor with AT-ST and driver. I hope were repeating planets in this line already (or ever really).

Hopefully it's just a mistake and it's really supposed to be a Death Star II.

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the HUGE amount of CW sets and looking forward to the 5th season. Hope they plan to make more CW sets in the future such as important ones they've missed from many episodes in all 5 seasons which I'm not prepared to list!

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By in United States,

While all this lively discussion occurs for TMNT I am still upset that we haven't heard anything on TDKR set(s!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Wasn't there a rumoured list of The Hobbit and Superheroes sets?

I'm really hoping we don't get TMNT sets. I don't have any interest in the show, plus I can't imagine what the figures would look like. There would also most likely be a ton of moulds that don't have any other uses, and I hate seeing new moulds go to waste.

I'm very excited about this new Arctic theme, though. I'm really getting into these excellent new Action themes (Pharaoh's Quest, Atlantis, Monster Fighters), even if they are too short lived. I hope it's another return to the Adventurers theme, that would just be perfect.

Can't wait for some more news!

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By in United States,

I like the Arctic idea, because I love the old arctic sets.

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By in Canada,

I hope lego hasn't sold out to the point that they are making michael bay ninga turtles sets. If it were the old cartoon from the 90's then i'd be all for it but what it is now is nothing that deserves to be in lego.

I don't really know what to think of the name Polar Xxpress. It sounds more like a racers theme. Hopefully Its something cool like Iceplanet but i've learned not to get my hopes up.

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By in United States,

^ "I don't really know what to think of the name Polar Xxpress."

It's better than "Polar XXXpress," which would be something else entirely.

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By in United Kingdom,

It sickens me to think that LEGO are making TMNT. It will just have a ton of new moulded parts that are useless with anything else and its a mistake. The only buyers will be 7 year olds and they only get like a £30 set for Birthday so how are the going to get the flagship? It doesn't make sense... I often think that every year LEGO is drifting away from there roots.

Just my opinion though!

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By in United States,

Well, since "The Polar Express" was a xmas movie a couple of years ago... could it be a new train set?
That would be kinda cool, my nephew would love that!!!

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By in United States,

Ice theme could be interesting but TMNT -_- SERIOUSLY TLG will you ever stop? And it just gets worse...
@DarthLuke, couldn't agree more.

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By in Denmark,

When first Michael Bay is done with TMNT it will be a mass seller for sure... no doubt! But since the movie is pushed to 2014, I guess so is an eventual Lego Turtle theme.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the Star Wars sets are great, especially that Umbaran MHC one, that could be fantastic. As for the TMNT theme, I will simply be ignoring that, if there are some good new parts I may Bricklink them but that is all. Polar Xxpress could be good, as long as the theme is done correctly.

So all in all, I am rather excited for both the Star Wars sets, and to an equal extent, the Hobbit sets and those lovely Super Heroes Minifigures (and probably those sets as well).

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By in United States,

We actually have not had the planet Endor in a planet set, we had it's forest moon. In Star Wars, Endor is actually a gas giant, like Bespin or Yavin. This means we may get a third gas giant planet.

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By in United States,

^

Definitely,

- Atlantis revisited the underwater themes,
- Pharaoh's Quest revisited the Egyptian Adventurers theme,
- The first year of Ninjago revisited the Asian castles and dragons Adventurers theme,
- Dino revisited the jungle themes a little bit more, since Indy was the last one to explore the Lego jungle...

So yes, a "snow adventure theme" should be up next!

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By in Norway,

This arctic express - the artworks looks to me like the former ICE planet theme.

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By in Poland,

Ice Planet Artwork is a fanmade... Unfortunatelly.

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By in United States,

Lego really needs to get more creative on the minifigs on their Planet sets. The Hoth Planet set should'ave come with Wes Janson (Wedge's Gunner) instead of just a generic Snowspeeder Pilot.

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By in United States,

Is there any News on Ninjago besides the Stone Warrior picture?

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By in United States,

*Groan* More starfigter planet sets. However, the Correlian Corvette seems like a interesting buy.

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By in United States,

@Goldmatt

TDKR sets have been rumored to be the camo tumbler and "the bat" from reliable sources that have seen the retailers catalog.

I'm not sure if this is alright to ask because I know we can't post photos of the retailers catalog but has anybody on this site seen the catalog themselves yet?

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By in United States,

TMNT? Really? Blegh count me out of that one. The Ice theme sounds great simply because I adore the snow, winter etc. and its about time for a reboot.

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By in Denmark,

I knew there would be a polar theme next year!

2008: New pirate zone in LEGOLAND Billund.
2009: New pirate theme.

2010: The temple in LEGOLAND Billund.
2011: Pharaoh's Quest.

2012: New polar zone in LEGOLAND Billund.

From 2008, LEGOLAND Billund actually releases a hint of one of the next year's lines, every second year.
Both ''Pirates'' and ''Pharaoh's Quest'' only had one wave, so the polar theme will probably as well.

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By in Sweden,

That "poster" has nothing to do with an ice/polar theme. It's about Legends of Chima.

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By in United States,

It's Polar X-Plorer, not Polar Xxpress.

My guess is the theme will be adventurers on Earth, and not like the futuristic Alpha Team for '01-'05.

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By in United States,

I want a lego polar express for my winter village! And I love tmnt . . . almost as much as legos.

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By in Sweden,

^^^Agreed. The flywheel stuff in Chima is Speedorz BTW...

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By in United States,

TMNT? SERIOUSLY? Waste of time if you ask me. Won't catch me buying those. I am very interested in the Old Republic BP, the AT-RT, the BARC speeder and the Umbaran MHC. 'Galaxy Quest' sounds a bit interesting too.

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By in United States,

@ytjedi I agree. The planet sets are getting BORING! Glad I haven't bought any yet...

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By in Canada,

I wish lego would stop making so many boring expensive licensed themes. Starwars are harry potter were okay because they have huge fanbases but making a lego theme for every failure of a movie that comes out is making lego just like all the other toy manufacturers.

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By in United States,

I'm just freakin excited for a camo tumbler and "the bat"

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By in Denmark,

I¨m just excited that HF have a new brain mold and new armor pieces.

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By in United Kingdom,

@BlackRabbit: I have to say, I agree with you. Harry Potter and Star Wars were worthwhile licenses, I don't think anyone can disagree with that. I also think that Indiana Jones was quite successful with 4 waves, and I believe that Super Heroes will do well, considering the huge amount of people who love comics.

I liked both PoP and PotC because they had very good parts and figs. Was it really necessary, though, to make them licensed? Why did they bother to get the licenses for one-waved themes? I think we could have gotten those new moulds and similar figures (which would have been yellow, too) at a more reasonable price if they had just made their own Pirates or Persian themes.

I also heard they're making Lone Ranger sets. Really, LEGO? I'm quite happy to see a return to Western, but why, oh why, did it have to be Licensed? Fleshie figs and overpriced sets in a most likely one wave theme. Disappointing.

I just pray this TMNT theme is not real. At least Lone Ranger has the fact that we've not seen any Western in years. We just had NinjaGo, and there's this new 'Legends of Chima' thing too which sounds similar. What do we really need another martial arts/humanoid animals theme for, especially one that's licensed?

At least next year's City, Polar and new Space theme sound promising!

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By in El Salvador,

That teaser poster you say is not about polar express is about legends of chima! I already see the sets, they have the same freakin box ok the spinner, there is even a starter set. oh and the will have a motorcycle like thing isteed of spiners.
I will miss Ninjago.....:(

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