First images from NY Toy Fair

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Toy Ark seems to be the first off the blocks with pictures from the NY toy fair. They've posted quite a few galleries already, which I've linked to below.

Star Wars -- including Jabba's Sail Barge, left.
Friends
City
HERO Factory
Legends Of Chima
Lord of the Rings
Lone Ranger
Galaxy Squad
Castle
Unfortunately, they don't seem to know what's unreleased and what's already in the shops, so they are photographing everything. You'll need to spot the good stuff yourself. When you've done so, post the URL in the comments of anything that catches your eye.

Update: more images at Figures.com.

Update: Using the box images from Figures.com I've removed the keystoning and added them to the database. This query will show them all (plus a few we already had).

116 comments on this article

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By in Hungary,

I really like the new Star Wars sets, and I'm happy that we'll get a very detailed Jango Fett minifig in this year!

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By in United Kingdom,

Brilliant new images! Loving the new sail barge. The Lord of the rings stuff looks good. I think that Eagle in the Black Gate set will be a pricey one on bricklink...

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By in United States,

Loving the city sets - the new ones are mostly further down! :P

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By in Netherlands,

love the Sail Barge! Love the LOTR sets (except for the eagle, which is very undetailed imo). I see the SW Advent Calendar has a new scout trooper, which looks totally awesome!! Too bad it means having to replace my army of 30... ^^

Oh and Castle! the minifigs are fantastic. I like the good guy sets, but as usual the bad guy sets look like they've been rushed.

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By in Denmark,

The link to Lone Ranger guides you to LOTR...

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By in United States,

I'm so glad I actually got a good up-close view of the SW sets. I can see Lego is taking a new twist on some old minifigures. The Poggle the Lesser fig is amazing! Thanks, toy fair! (And Huw, you just can't leave him out , can you?)

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By in United Kingdom,

Sailbarge pics! Woo! :D
Can't say I'm really blown away, but it does look very good - maybe with the last wave I'm expecting too much! I think I prefer the front slope being properly brick built at least, and I guess there's plenty more interior to see. Loving the figures as expected too, especially Ree-Yees. Is it just me though, or is Max Rebo a lot smaller than you expected for an elephant-based alien?

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By in United States,

Where's technic? I want to see the box of the MK II crane so I know how many pieces it is.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am very happy with these Star Wars sets, actually pleasantly surprised all in all. Here are some of my initial thoughts:

75015, Corporate Alliance Tank Droid - A nice model, if very similar to the previous rendition, the Minifigures are looking excellent, particularly Jango of course, and I am delighted to see some Geonosian Battle Droids.

75016 - Homing Spider Droid - This looks almost like a direct re-release of the previous edition, but the necessary improvements have been made. The Minifigures look quite reasonable though. I think this is the weakest set.

75017 - Duel On Geonosis - Another really nice selection of figures here, Poggle the Lesser and Count Dooku in particular if you ask me. Yoda is perhaps too detailed, his head piece looks like it came from an action figure. The model itself is just filler really, but looks to features some nice play features.

75018 - JEK-14's Stealth Starfighter - I am not quite sure what to say about this, the model and Minifigures look excellent, but quite what this model is based on I have no idea, presumably all will become clear.

75019 - AT-TE - The Minifigures look excellent to me once again, and while the set appears to be almost identical to the previous edition, like the Homing Spider Droid, some good improvements seem to have been made. I am disappointed that the glass in the cockpit is not trans-yellow though, it really ought to be as it is based on Star Wars Episode II.

75020 - Jabba's Sail Barge - I was very critical of this set from preliminary images, but from these much clearer shots I am much more optimistic. I think perhaps the box artwork makes the nose look blockier than it really is. The Minifigures look absolutely sublime as one would expect, I cannot wait for those.

75021 - Republic Gunship - Again, only a slightly updated model, but improved from the last version I reckon. As usual, great Minifigures, particularly that Clone Pilot in my opinion.

75002 - Mandalorian Speeder - The set itself looks a bit lacklustre, however the Minifigures are brilliant by the looks of them, so I am pleased with this set overall.

75023 - Star Wars Advent Calendar - Finally, an absolutely superb selection of Minifigures there by the look of it, and some reasonable mini-models, although I see what look like a couple of models we have seen before.

All in all, my initial concerns seem to have been proved incorrect thankfully, there are plenty of wonderful sets by the looks of them alone, despite a couple of disappointments, and the Minifigures all look absolutely fantastic. I cannot wait!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm loving the summer Friends sets, especially the high school and bakery, and lord of the rings looks epic too. In the council of Elrond set are those new orange limb pieces and pointed arches?

^ I want chocolate pretzels!

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By in United States,

Aw Crap! Now I have to buy the Star Wars (which I wasn't planning) and all the LOTR (again not planned)...........Great..just great......(sorry wallet)

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By in United Kingdom,

Two words for Jabbas Sail Barge, Max Rebo!!! Best minifig ever.........

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By in United Kingdom,

I was about to get back to brickset about me seein the first imaes of the summer sets, mainly chima. I absoulutley LOVE Gorzans vehicle. Eglors twin bike was good too. Love worriz's combat lair, windra, and grizzam. Lots of the new armor going around, I thouht it was going to be exclusive to lagravis (who is cool btw). I see what you meant by the action figures being bad. Eris though, is the worst. Did she have a sex change?

Star wars, im not infected with the star wars bug, hero factory-meh

Love the smallest lotr set, and the eye of sauron piece in it is awesome. Black gate rules, mostly because of gandalf the white and the gates architecture. council of elrond, well not much to say. The ship is awesome, but i cant tell if i saw thorin oakenshield hanging from the mast in it, it looked like him.

Thats my intrests, but the other sets will coem cool too i bet

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh and also, loving the ghost mini figs from the LOTR Pirate ship.

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the sail barge, but its not that big and with only 6 minifigs how can they justify the $119 price tag? That will equate to £119 here in the uk! It seems that TLG have realised that they can charge whatever they like if they throw a couple of collectible minifigs into the box. I was hoping that the recent overpriced sets (jabbas palace!) we're a one off, but it appears that they are here to stay :(

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By in United States,

All the star wars sets are very nice. I was taken back by the Homing spider droid set, which is really good from figures to the overall look. It seems we will also be getting some new Jedi, too!

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By in United Kingdom,

Atuin, I think you may be right, I hope your right, that would be cool, if the can do transparent minifig is why didn't they make the ghosts from the LOTR Pirate ship transparent green, they would have been truly epic

Then again it may not be transparent lol, picture is not clear enough.

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone know where they get the transparent stands from? I could really do with a selection of these.

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By in United States,

Hero Factory sets and Chima constraction sets still look cool, but we can't see too much in these pics we didn't see at Nuremberg Toy Fair, and some of them are clearly built wrong... apparently either the people setting up displays here in the U.S. don't have such an eye for accuracy, or the sets just have a greater tendency to get damaged when being shipped to New York and thus more improvised repairs are required.

Star Wars sets look glorious. The original AotC sets were the last wave of that theme that I collected with a passion, so needless to say I'm quite impressed with how the sets have been re-imagined using more advanced building techniques. The Friends sets, of course, look glorious, and it's easy to see why that theme won so many awards this year.

The Lord of the Rings sets also continue to show a remarkable eye for detail. That's one good thing about licensed themes based on such distinctive licenses-- there's a lot more emphasis on accurately portraying the subject matter, at least in terms of its central motifs, than in themes based on fantasy or real life in which kids' perceptions of the subject matter are far more important than its real appearance.

Lone Ranger sets continue this trend of highly-detailed licensed themes. No complaints from me there.

Galaxy Squad of course looks nice. The Hive Crawler is amazing both visually and functionally. Truly puts the Insectoids sets of the late 90s to shame, and Billy Starbeam gets a nice new ride. The Galactic Titan likewise shines in terms of functionality. The Eradicator Mech is also stellar. I love how there's still a cockpit for the mech to be piloted even when the escape module is removed, unlike the Spyrius mechs of my childhood. Crater Creeper is the only new set I don't find incredibly impressive.

Castle is not as outstandingly detailed as the licensed themes, but truly up-to-par with previous castle iterations. All the heraldry looks stellar, the construction of the King's Castle is remarkably cohesive and leaves no unpleasant gaps or openings, and it turns out there are, in fact, stairs up to the parapets. The gatehouse raid set also has a nice, consistent aesthetic, and I'm impressed what range of movement the horse in the Gold Getaway set has despite being harnessed to the carriage. Overall, the only set that doesn't incredibly impress me is the Dragon Mountain set, but it may be hiding features that could improve my opinion of it. My main complaint is that it seems a bit flat and not very heavily fortified.

The City selection shows some nice variety and makes great use of various parts both old and new. The Cargo lineup and the Racing/Motorsports lineup are my favorite parts of the wave. The Coast Guard lineup is nice, but it doesn't blow me away quite the same way.

Overall, a great showing. TLG certainly knows how to impress.

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By in United States,

I'm very surprised the Lone Ranger stagecoach is only $29.99 USD. I'll likely get it just for the parts and horses. I'm also surprised the LoTR Black Gate set is only $59.99 USD. I don't particularly like the set, but do want Gandalf the White. I'll definitely get that one if it goes down to 25% off or so.

It's disappointing to see that the City cargo truck is all one piece instead of having a trailer, especially given the price. I do like the grand prix trailer, though. I don't see a price on it, but hopefully it's the same as the monster truck set.

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By in Australia,

Looks like there is a lot to look forward to in the second half of 2013, and its still only February! Now, how soon shall we begin the speculation for 2014 sets? ;-p

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By in United States,

I wasn't really looking closely at the SW or LOTR prices but all I can say is wow. They are excellent with all the LOTR and The 20-50 dollar SW sets.

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By in Canada,

Sail Barge looks great, going to be $150 CDN like the Palace though. Ouch. Think I'll bite on this one though, to go with the skiff. Kinda disappointed in the LOTR sets. I dislike being overly critical, but the two smaller ones are basically minifigure packs - I'll still be buying them, especially for Arwen and Saruman, some neat pieces, but not really much to build. The Black Gate is pretty well done and surprisingly low-priced. I do wish it had both "teeth", it looks unfinished with only one parapet/tower. Might be worth buying two, ebaying the extra figs, creating a bigger gate. The pirate ship is neat-looking but I won't be buying it. Not enough new minifigures, and it's nothing iconic for LOTR. I guess my problem is the lack of a large-scale building. No Helm's Deep in this wave, and there is a lot they could have done.

The Friends sets look very cool. Got my wife the pool for her birthday. I like the cruiser and high school. They've really gotten more diverse with each wave!

EDIT: No superhero sets on display?

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By in United Kingdom,

not so sure on Jabba's Sail Barge, but the mini figures do look awesome. Have to say there are a lot of other sets that i do fancy!! Loving the LOTR, City & Castles stuff and i am getting such a soft spot for Friends (you just have to modify a little to make it fit the proper minifigures) i do love the colours in the Friends.

Think i might have to get some of the Lone Rangers sets for my other half...

the advent calendars look really good too!!

Why is it that photo's where a no in London, but fine every where else?!?

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By in United States,

The Lord of the Rings sets look incredible!

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By in United Kingdom,

I must say the level of quality in the Lone Ranger sets has surprised me, I was thinking it was going to be a quick cash in for Disney and Lego, but there are some good large detailed sets at a decent price point. lets hope the movie is as good as these sets, if its a hit, these Lego sets are a sure winner

And also they are generic enough for someone to put together their own Western MOC.

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By in Germany,

I felt a great disturbance in my wallet... as if hundreds of euros suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly removed.

In all seriousness, this summer release contains so many "must-haves", i am quite impressed.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm going to be soooo broke this year, might have to cancel the family holiday in lieu of Lego expenditure. Some amazing new sets and Lego have pulled out all the stops for new moulds on minifigs.

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By in United Kingdom,

Geonosis Padme is certainly a nice surprise. Was expecting recycled hair and Hermione's face, but it's new hair and a new face which actually resembles Natalie Portman! I think the new Leia is perhaps a little too detailed, but I can just swap the body prints for the old ones. New Count Dooku looks superb, very accurate and the new Yoda head is cute! And Adi Galia - hurrah! A black female minifigure, about time.

Now onto the sets: Sail Barge doesn't look bad, just not a good as the previous one. I'm hoping there's more to the interior than a partially tiled floor. Gunship looks good - I'm no SW expert, so I'm sure there'll be some flaws I don't notice, but as far as I'm concerned it looks not bad at all. Dooku set, I'm not entirely sure what it is, but it makes for an okay backdrop. Rest of sets don't interest me other than figs.

SW is really impressing me, yet to look at the other themes.

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By in United States,

The new Jango Fett set is a must buy for me. Jabba's sail barge looks a bit on the small side.

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By in United States,

The new lOTR set's and lone ranger look the best way to much sw and repeats sail barge could be bigger.Red dragon in castle gives me hope for dwarf castle with smaug

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By in United Kingdom,

In my opinions,

Star Wars, loving the sail barge and geonosis duel plus the remade at the and gunship sets are improved which I hope to buy as I missed the last ones. Advent calendars excellent though shame some models already done ave reappeared.

City/ coast guard is alright but the 2008 ones were better. The cargo sets look very interesting though.

Legends of Chima/ Gorilla vehicle looks good p,us the castle too.

LOTR/ they all look excellent especially the gate, wizard battle and council sets.

Lone Ranger/ in addition to those we saw yesterday, I'm liking the camp set and silver mine and cavalry sets.

Galaxy Squad/ Very interesting but not as memorable as the others

Castle/ small sets are ok but the rest appear mediocre.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Graysmith

The special gift for press people, going to go for stupid money on ebay. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Certainly getting Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, Duel on Geonosis, Wizard Battle and Battle at the Black Gate. After that, I'll see if my wallet has finished crying yet!!

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By in Hungary,

Boromir in Rebel Commando outfit!

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By in United States,

LOL at sharktastic Coast Guard Rescue... playtesting with kids sez MOAR SHARKS!
Also LOL at Eglor's Twin Bike being TRON the Furry Edition. That new wheel rim piece is so TRON that I almost wonder if it was designed for a license deal that fell through at the last minute so they repurposed it for Chima.

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By in United States,

I know the City calender is only going to be $30 for 244 pieces.

60027 also only $30, sweet!

75015 is only $20 for 3 minifigs AND 271 pieces!?

For those angry of the 2012 Star Wars canendar, it's only going to be $40 this year, and you get 22 more pieces as well.

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By in United States,

I would do anything to have that mobile crane :D

Also the City advent calender finally has a Santa Claus and not the rag cap. Had to shield my eyes from the pictures of all 24 days of Christmas though :p

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By in United States,

All I can say is thank you and I need to start saving.

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By in United States,

The Lord of the Ring sets look FANTASTIC! The prices for them aren't too bad overall. The only really bad set (price-wise) is the Pirate Ship ambush.

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By in United States,

The Lone Ranger sets are well priced, but then the City sets are the most outrageous prices I have ever seen, 232 piece helicopter for $40. They have lost their minds. The CMS Santa in a $30 City Advent Calendar is a smart move, $40 is just too much.

I love all the different color leaves we are getting from LotR sets. The sets look much better than the current ones, just some of the prices are so out of their minds that I will never buy the sets, they would have to be 50-70% off.

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By in Switzerland,

Everything (Licensed+ Friends) looks quite awesome. I'll have to catch upwith the Clone Wars Series to get the meaning of the Star Wars CW (Darth Maul with the mecanical legs is cooler than i expected).... PLUS I'll have to do the math, because swiss prizes are always a little higher.....

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By in Hungary,

Does the Formula car driver on the last picture sits in his car really ridiculous, or it's just me?
Though he seems to have a correct driver's position in the car on the box picture.

The smallest Cost Guard set now seems something I really want to buy.

(all in all I can say the little bit of disappointment about the whole new Lego sets moved really positive way, with the new pictures from new angles, I think I will buy several new Legos in summer as well:)

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By in United States,

@EveryBrick:
Here's the gist.
Darth Maul survived Obi-Wan, ended up on junk planet. Savage Oppress found him, he got badass robot legs, tried to recruit pirate army, was betrayed, rescued by Death Watch, then betrayed after they took over Mandalore, killed Pre Visla, took his saber, has red Death Watch guys (supercommandoes) with him. Later loses to Darth Sidious in epic battle.

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By in Norway,

Um, there is going to be a SW Ultimate Collectors set this year right?.. right?...

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By in United States,

I'm liking the cargo sets from the City theme.

I worked for DHL for 4 years loading trucks and planes, and I think the Lego models for the forklifts and portable ramp look surprisingly good and accurate. The forklift from the recycling set 4206 never felt right to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is it me or does the box of the cargo plane seem to imply that the tail opens?

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By in Puerto Rico,

The red dragon, Rep Gunship, Geonosis Duel (poggle the lesser), corporate Tank, spider droid, cargo helicopter.

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By in United States,

Aah, 2013 shall be a good year for LEGO, although not all themes are as good as others. ;)
:P

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By in Germany,

That maldorian set with darth maul will be a classic!!!!!!i love it........

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By in New Zealand,

A proper electric guitar! Excellent.

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By in United States,

The star wars sets remind me of the Hollywood movie industry--just a bunch of remakes.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the city monster truck and stunt plane. The entire city cargo lineup is great other than the heliplane. The sail barge is a slight letdown though better than the prelim shots and all the lotr sets look great. All in all some certain purchases for me and not a bad wave at all overall.

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By in United Kingdom,

Where are the super heroes sets?

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By in United States,

I think that may be Stass Allie with the Spider Droid, not Adi Gallia. My six year old pointed out that Stass carries a green lightsaber while Adi carries a blue blade. The image on the box from the ToyArk pics is a little fuzzy but it looks like it does in fact say Stass Allie. Any confirmation on this?

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By in United States,

Super Hero sets might not be on display yet, plus there are other legal issues with them because of movie spoilers.

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By in United Kingdom,

@that guy from that show

Don't you think that Stealth Fighter looks like a black Klingon Bird of Prey?

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By in United States,

Rather disappointed about the lack of elven cloaks in the pirate ship and the all around lack of a new piece for Anduril. I'm probably going to end up collecting the movie-based Star Wars along with LOTR

In case anyone's wondering, the "Thorin" in the pirate ship is one of the pirates, the one played by Peter Jackson.

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By in United States,

I wasn't overly impressed with this lineup at all. It's pretty sad when a Friends set is your favorite. The yacht looks really cool, my daughter will demand it be hers. The LOTR sets are decent and the Stagecoach from the Lone Ranger is a sure thing. Jabba's Sail Barge is ok too but overpriced as are all SW sets. Just as well for me because I am already playing catch up on my wish list and I still have to get the Palace Cinema and Horizon Express when 2X VIP points starts.

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By in United States,

@bigjsd: I made the mistake of showing my daughter the yacht . . . and then telling her that it won't be out until August -- so most likely a Christmas present. She showed me her pought-face.

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By in United States,

I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the City prices and the Star Wars prices seem to be swapped. I'm wondering now which ones, if any, are correct. I mean how can non-licensed sets be THAT much? It's crazy! And it's not like City stuff flies off the shelves. That stuff usually lingers forever, especially at TRU.

Not that I'm complaining about the sets. I think they're great! Except for those stupid Jack Stone engines on the big plane. Come on, LEGO! Ax those old dinosaurs already! They stink!

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By in Indonesia,

TRANS-BLUE ARM!!! Jek-14 rocks.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Furbs: in the comments at FBTB one of their staff said that the new Super Heroes sets (both for Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel) were on display but LEGO weren't allowing them to be photographed or reported on.

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By in Australia,

Anyone else notice that the Lone Ranger set pays homeage to one of the old classic cowboy set? The cavalry builder one.

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By in Australia,

well i can see a very easy $1-2000 there that I consider 'must' purchases...farout...

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By in United States,

Thanks for posting the links to all these great looking sets!
Definite must buys for me are the Sail Barge (wish they gave the whole Rebo Band), Republic Gunship (missed this one the first 2 times around), SW Advent (surprised by the interesting figs in this calendar), Stealth Jedi ship (like someone mentioned above...take off the back top back-end and it's a Klingon Bird of Prey)...and diggin' the Lone Ranger sets. Was on the fence with them but these pics are convincin' me to pick up some (the Stagecoach, Commanchi Camp and the Train set are stand-outs to me).
Great job Huw linking all the set pics. Shows why Brickset is the best resource we have for Lego.

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By in Australia,

Looks like I'm going to have to invest in most if not all of the new Ep II Star Wars sets - loving all the awesomely detailed minifigures!

All the LOTR ones look mighty appealing, but if budgets get in the way I'd settle for the Black Gate and Orthanc sets.

Lone Ranger-wise, I might just spring for the cheapest set that has the Ranger and Tonto - they're the only two semi-iconic minifigs in the range...

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By in Indonesia,

I'll probably go for the comanchi camp, the yoda Vs Dooku and possibly the Jek-14. Maybe also the hero factory... This is just such a good year!

also, does anyone notice the republic gunship in the Advent calendar is exactly the same as the one from 2011?

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By in United States,

@peterlmorris: If City sets linger on store shelves it's because stores buy a whole lot more City than they need since it's such a great seller. LEGO City is consistently one of TLG's most successful lines.

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By in United Kingdom,

Jabba's sail barge - nice figs, but the build looks smaller and not so well shaped as the old one I have. As per the palace, not one i'll buy unless I get it at 1/2 price.

And the SW advent calender appears to be recycling miniships from previous years.

Still, lots to like as per usual and plenty to save up for!

Also, just seen the gorillas with these http://www.toyark.com/news/toy-fair-59/toy-fair-2013-lego-chima-images-7234/

power-fists? Want.

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By in United States,

WOW! 90 comments (90th!) Is that a record, Huw?

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By in United States,

The VIP keychain thread has over 190 comments.

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By in Ireland,

^ and ^^ I think the first official announcement of the SuperHeroes line reached over 300. :)

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By in United States,

What about over 9000? Iron man 3 sets are being launched in April right? RIGHT?

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By in United States,

@Last comment: Given that the film is out on 5/3, I would strongly believe so.

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By in United States,

Just noticed that Galaxy Squad has the T.V symbol with January-March.......Galaxy Squad special or show maybe?

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By in United States,

I think it means that's when LEGO plans on airing commercials, it's kind of late for a TV show to air in January to March.

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By in New Zealand,

Is it just me, or does the Sail Barge look nowhere near as good as the 2006 one? I was hoping it would be bigger, and have more detailed interiors.

The exterior looks like a massive step back to the previous one, and you don't get the sarlacc pit and a skiff with it either?

Still, given this focus on Tattooine, I wonder what the chance of getting a bigger Mos Eisley set will be? Cantina, docking bay and maybe a new dewback?

I'm also still hoping they will decide to do an ewok village, but theres probably not much chance of that.

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By in United States,

Just starting to look at sets, but the LotR ones are AMAZING!!! The minifigures are extremely well done. :D

Star Wars also has a nice range of sets, not as impressive as the LotR ones, but I love the minifigures. Sets look almost exactly like the old ones, but who has anything against building a fleet/army of models?

I'm going to have to find some money in order to buy all the sets I want. :P

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By in United States,

I'm waiting for an updated Cloud City playset with a decent twin-pod cloud car.

I hope maybe 2014.

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By in United States,

@antsbull...you're right. I was looking at it again and the Sail Barge was buggin' me. Then I looked up the older set and compared it with the Barge from the movie. The older one is a superior design and shape. Can't compare on the interior but the overall shape of the older one is much better and closer to the movie version IMO. Plus the older one used fewer bricks too and you still got the figs., skiff and Sarlacc pit.
I feel the newer Skiff and Sarlacc are better though.

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By in United States,

I personally think the new sail barge's shape is more accurate myself, and uses more complex building techniques. The size is the only place where I feel like the new one is severely lacking compared to the old one, since this isn't to scale with the recent skiff.

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By in United States,

The only thing that drew my full attention was the LotR sets. Bringing back Castle was great. Chima...well...meh. And Lone Ranger...awesome! I was a little disappointed that there was no new Ninjago sets lined up for this year, but, guess I'll have to stick with what I got for now. Getting all the Hobbit sets is my top priority now.

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By in United States,

The sail barge not as good as the old one. I like the minifigures though.

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By in United States,

@Aanchir...you could be right too. With anything Lego I gotta' see it built to be sure. I'm still getting it but the old Barge had such a nice shape. Hope you're right!

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By in United States,

Is that a hobbit game I see

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm a bit baffled by the slating of the sailbarge compared to the old one. Yes, it doesn't look amazing, but the old one didn't either!
- The nose was massive ship pieces, a brick-built one is infinitely better, even if it does look a bit blocky.
(Has no-one noticed how all the photos of the old one were from the back - Lego were ashamed of the front!)
- The back end now opens up where it was dead space before.
- The interior looks much more spacious, built in a much more sophisticated way.
And it won't have a lurid trans-green oven and spider either!
- The side panels are separate and the gap where they join the deck in the front section is gone.
- And the figures in the old one were disgraceful (toothpaste Jabba and Gammorean Guard, bland Han, bland Lando) and these are truly superb (Max Rebo. 'Nuff said!).

So, in what way is the old one better? Overall shape? I can't see much difference. Price? 2006 was a long time ago in terms of Star Wars Lego. And who was complaining about the lack of skiff and Sarlacc? *ahem* 9496 anybody? What would you do with two sarlaccs?
This new one doesn't look truly amazing, but get a grip people, it's pretty good, and better than the old one in every way!

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By in United States,

I agree with what zipsforbanannas said, the shape is terrible in the new one. However the minifigures are the onlyway I am going to get this set.

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By in Canada,

I'm so stoked for these to come out.. Especially lord of the rings, star wars, and Legends of Chima

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By in United States,

I'm over exited about the gunship! It's really detailed and soooooo better than the old one (2008) and comes with better and updated minifigures.

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By in United States,

So many sets but little money I have saved up. The LoTR sets look good the star wars sets I am most excited about.

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So anything more about the Town Square set that's supposed to come out later this year? Sounds exciting.

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By in United Kingdom,

The best summer wave of Lego Star Wars in years, especially the Gunship!!

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I was pumped about Gandalf the White, and better yet, there's even a white horse in the Lone Ranger sets. Anybody thinkin' what I'm thinkin'? Shadowfax! Although it seems to be a waste to spend so much dough on a set just for the white horse. :(

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Hero factory just looks AMAZING! I already have all of wave 1, so that's my current focus. Stormer is the best one.

Chima Ultrabuild is....um.....terrible... Despite good pieces, They all look bad. Eris especially.

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