The LEGO Movie sets are being revealed one at a time (+spoiler)

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Trash Chomper

I suspect the The LEGO Movie microsite has been live for a while but it's only just been brought to my attention. It seems they are revealing a set every so often on there and today it's 70807 MetalBeard's Duel.

(Some people have complained about me posting 'spoilers'; if that's you, stop reading now!)

Sets still to be revealed are covered in a red cloth but a quick and easy change to their image URLs (discovered by a forum member who shall remain anonymous) will show the set in all its glory.

So, I've added the images here although I suspect LEGO would rather I didn't. But, they aren't watermarked and have been published by their web team on a public server so I think they are fair game. Feel free to discuss this point though if you disagree.

(Update: I see Eurobricks has published them following the same discovery by one of their members, so the cat is well and truly out of the bag now...)

127 comments on this article

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By in Norway,

Personally I´m very disappointed.. They all look alike and very far from the "City(ish)"-theme.. Grrr..

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By in Netherlands,

Great set!
I love the colours on the 'truck'.
I will most likely buy at least one of these.

Come on with the next one!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ They are certainly 'weird and whacky' aren't they! They don't appeal to me at all but they do show a level of, er, imagination we perhaps haven't seen since the much-loved (!) Time Cruisers sets.

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By in United States,

Oh, this is really terrible! I knew immediately that every single one of these would be a HUGE hit with my 8 year old. He just screamed with delight as I showed him each picture. There is no doubt we are getting all of these sets!

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By in United States,

Based on these images, most of the sets don't appeal to me. However, if some can be re-built into more mundane vehicles (e.g. ice cream truck, plumber's truck, etc.), and come with instructions to do so, I'll be interested.

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By in Romania,

Well, finally something a little crazy. In my opinion long overdue!
I'm curious whether they will become a hit or the opposite...

I like them!

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By in United States,

binaryeye: I was thinking the same thing.
Also, I wonder if the black-boxy "robots" from some of the sets are supposed to be combined into something else... kind of like VOLTRON or how the Constructicons from Transformers could be combined into Devastator.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, could I be any more disappointed with the Castle Cavalry set?? Probably not!!
It's a Cavalry how??

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By in United States,

Other than the castle one, I think these are great! They almost seem like a much better version of the Time Twisters theme, and I like it!

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By in Norway,

I believe the concept is a bit different here. Maybe something like a transformers??? It seems like all the sets could be quickly transformed to something normal which is connected with the theme (real ice cream, garbage truck, small castle and so on). At least in a movie it will definitely be like this.

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By in United States,

Hehe, I was wondering when this would spread to Brickset...

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By in Netherlands,

Just another theme to pass by. I might save some money next year.

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By in United States,

The vehicles look like alternate models of ordinary city vehicles, maybe there will be two sets of instructions.
And it looks as though the two western planes could combine to make a western style building.

I like the inclusion of the unique pieces, such as the pearl grey chicken and moustache from the escape glider.

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By in United Kingdom,

Two of them say '2013'.
Will they be released earlier then?

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By in Netherlands,

I hope the vehicles are transformable (as they are sort of showed on the website); from vehicle to battle mode.

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By in Belgium,

^ yes.. I posted the wrong link (yours)... you beat me before I corrected it to the lego cache one..

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By in United States,

@tkatt: I think you are right. I am guessing that these are from a sequence in the movie where the citizens of the city have to rebuild their mundane vehicles into battle vehicles. If so, this would be the first plumber's van and the second Ice Cream truck set I have seen. All the sets based on more mundane vehicles have those black cuboidal robots, so it may be part of a climactic scene of some sort.

The moustache is EPIC, and I will probably be getting most of these.

UPDATE: If you look under the cloths on the microsite, the sets are assembled AS the vehicles they are based on, so I am almost positive TWO sets of instructions will be included now.

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By in United States,

^^Good gravy! Set #70813 has the Fabuland T-Shirt that we saw in the trailer!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think that some people need a little more imagination... whilst i may not be interested in buying them, i think they look really creative and inventive which is the whole idea of lego after all. i really like the range of themes incorporated into them, with elements of castle, city, western and maybe agents?

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By in Canada,

Morgan Freemon Minifigure :D

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By in United States,

Is that a silver skeleton in the metalbeard duel set? I have never seen the terminator movies myself, but the vibe is strong with this one...

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By in Canada,

I don't understand... I thought the images for the first three sets and collectible minifigures were all quite cool, so why does everything else look like some crappy "alternative build" model? I mean, what serious Lego collector was honestly thinking to themself prior to seeing these images; "I really need a recycle truck with a mouth on it"? I'm calling "worst sets of the year" on this line... and that's pretty bold since I haven't looked at the SuperHero sets yet!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Maybe they weren't aiming for "serious Lego collectors" but at kids...
And for the record, I am also really looking forward to these inventive, quirky sets.

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By in United States,

I love all of them. These sets are so insane, they cross the line into awesome and never look back. Its like a breath of fresh air!

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By in United States,

^^^Flying recycling truck with the mouth is one of my favorites. :-)

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By in United States,

I love these sets! I really see the TRUE spirit of LEGO in them.

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By in Denmark,

Woah, I want that Fabuland shirt!
This is the first time the baseball cap from the blindbags is used in normal sets, and 70800 has the good ol' revolvers.

Apparently Octan is not just a fuel company, but also sells ice cream.

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By in Italy,

I totally love these sets. It's quite clear they'll have double instructions.
To me these are just like Timecruiser but good this time.

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By in United States,

It's great seeing Lego do something different and creative. I would rather see stuff like this than generic models and mini-fig based sets where the building becomes an afterthought.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not too sure about these sets... I was hoping for more "City like" sets. I will be getting the minifigures from the series 12 but I will have to wait before I see the movie before I buy any of the sets...

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By in United States,

These are awesome. Nuff said.

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By in United States,

As others have said, I believe (and certianly hope) that at least some of these sets will be buildable as more regular citizen vehicles. Check out the picture of the ice cream truck on the LEGO site: it is clearly a normal ice cream truck, not transformed. Same goes for the garbage truck. I personally would love an ice cream truck with that big cone on top!

http://www.lego.com/en-gb/movie/products/products/70804#./70804

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By in United States,

I'm definitely in the "disappointed" camp. Seven of the twelve sets here -more than half, let that sink in- ALL feature a flying machine VS robots in some sort of chase or face off. And only ONE isn't a "transformers" style rebuild of something. So half are the exact same concept.

I'm sorry, but "creative" is not a word that comes to mind in this situation. Sure they're all greebley transformers, but since when is that creative?

I like the 3 vignettes of what are likely scenes from the movie, and it's nice that not every set has an Emmet and WyldStyle (was worried about the potential of having 10 of each). Its possible these transformers will be pretty awesome after seeing the movie but so far... meh.

edit: Add in the missing Fire truck and we have 8 Flying machine VS robots and 2 walking robots VS robots. Geez...

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By in United States,

I wonder about these sets, especially the plumber's van, the ice cream van, and trash truck. Can these be built into both a vehicle and strange thingy.

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By in United States,

^What is not creative about them? How many times have you heard of a garbage truck that transforms into a garbage eating flying machine? How many times have you heard of an ice cream truck that transforms into an ice cream firing flying machine? How many times have you heard of a castle that transforms into a mobile flying castle? See what I'm getting at?

Creative means something original, possibly a bit wacky, and IMAGINATIVE. The concept of transforming vehicles may not be new, but what they transform into and the overall concept of it is most certainly creative.

I don't mean to offend anybody, but that is my opinion.

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By in United States,

These can be rebuilt into their base models, as shown on the Lego site. We just have not yet seen the "normal" photos yet. I am sure we will eventually see them, but the parts content makes it seem like these sets have the potential to be respectable city vehicles when in the normal configuration. The "Alternate Model" is simply on the box instead of the "normal" one. I still think these will be in some form of "citizens of the Lego City rebuild their vehicles to fight off a robot invasion" scene for the climax of the movie.

I like them, and find that the parts content and use is brilliant in many cases (Drill bit as giant ice cream cone, red lampshades for flick-fire plungers, etc...).

I also have a soft spot for the cuboidal robots... they give off a Borg vibe.

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
sorry.

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By in United States,

I think it'll make a huge difference if the movie is any good.

Zany, wacky sets that recreate scenes in an awesome, fun movie: yay, gotta buy 'em all.
Zany, wacky sets that recreate scenes in a lame disappointing failure of a movie: boo, get them out of my sight.

I'm serious, I hope the movie is good in part so I can like these sets. It's like the Star Wars The Old Republic sets. The MMO was so terrible I don't want to be reminded of it by any of the sets. If the MMO had been great, I'd have wanted them all so as to remind myself of a great game.

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By in Germany,

Apparently the movie minifigure series isn't labeled as "Series 12". That's interesting. Maybe Series 11 really was the last "regular" collectable minifigure series.

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By in United States,

@coson

Did you read my post where I use numbers to explain why I don't find them creative? Also notice how each of your descriptions of the sets ends with the words "flying machine" (or "castle")? Yea, that's why.

And if "creative" means "original", well that's why I pointed out and added emphasis to how MORE THAN HALF of the sets are all the same concept: Transformer flying machine meets block-bots.

I'll echo what you said, I don't mean to be offensive either, this is just my style of discussion. But come on, man, you gotta admit that a design repeated 7 times doesn't qualify as "original" by any stretch of the word.

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By in United States,

There are some great new parts, especially minifigure ones. I especially like the uniforms of the garbage truck crew, plus we get some parts to make some western buildings

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By in France,

most ugly theme ever?

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By in United States,

Won't be buying these
Saving my lego money for Simpsons, new princess sets, friends

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By in France,

I don't know if someone already mentionned it, but under the red curtains on the website, the sets seem totaly diferrent, particularly the Ice Cream Truck and the trash truck. It seems that some sets will have an alternative build.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll buy some of them but I think they are aimed mainly at kids...

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By in United States,

If the fire engine turns out to have Octan Fire Dept. or something similar, this might be Lego's first industrial fire engine.

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By in United States,

@DanRSL, alright, I do agree that that many flying machines is a bit repetitive, though what they transform into (excluding the flying machine part) is, in my opinion, creative.

Again, I think you got me. Though the vehicles do have SOME variety, and thats the fact that they transform into a different flying machine/whatever.

And no, I am not offended by any means. ;-) Though I do admit that 7 flying machines is a bit much.

I think it all comes down to on how you look at what "creative" means.

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By in United Kingdom,

Having looked on LEGO.com at the pictures I now understand:
For example, the garbage truck set (pictured above) can be built as either a "garbage truck" or as how it is pictured above. I think the same applies to the ice cream truck. I think it's so that these normal used vehicles will be like transformers in the movie so they turn into something else when The Lord business guy or whatever he's calls needs them to be.
Hope this helps anybody :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

The movie's aimed at kids so it follows that the sets are aimed at kids too. I can't say I'm impressed but a garbage truck with teeth will be a hit with my kids!

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By in United States,

Wow Lego is really going all out with this movie, huh? 13 sets, plus an entire CMF series all devoted to it? Interesting.

Personally I find these sets to be pretty interesting. I would rather see some original, crazy stuff like this over yet another boring police or fire station for the umpteenth year in a row. I do think they went a little over board with the flying vehicles and the brick build black robots, a little more variety and less evil robots would of been nice (understandable though with so many friggen sets in one wave...).

All in all though, it seems like a decent wave.

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By in Australia,

after viewing the trailers and having high hopes for the sets , im now slightly disapointed - most of them look like they are bash kits made by 3 yr old kids - if thats what the designs are meant to be in the said film , the only promising kits are the futuristic police vehicles which give a certain blade runner look .....who knows i may be bitten by the collector bug once ive sen the film

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By in United States,

Fire and Castle sets are hilarious. I think a need a while to digest the rest, lol.

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By in United States,

I personally like the sets and most of the figures look like they have parts that can be used to create more variety in moc.

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By in United States,

It looks like we also have an image for the CMF line 71004. These could also be added to the data base until we have hi res images of each of the 16 individually.

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By in Bolivia,

Personally I´m super thrilled excited. They all look different and and very far from the "City(ish)"-theme.

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By in United States,

I find it interesting that the main storyline of this movie is being played out in this thread.

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By in United States,

Yep, these look like something one who isn't really experienced with Lego would make (I'm not insulting anyone, as I couldn't do much better when I started out) For a Lego set, these are horrible, but the actual vehicle and building alternates might actually be good

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By in Australia,

Wow! Castle Cavalry is not at all what I was expecting... and doesn't really fit within my collection. That said, I feel like I should really pick up a movie set, and Bad Cop's Pursuit has a kind of Bladerunner vibe that I could justify the purchase of.

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By in United States,

They look really creative. I wish LEGO would do this more often.

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By in Australia,

So just now read the comments and looked at the images properly. Now I want nearly half of them for unique parts, minifigs and alternate builds. This is a great theme.

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By in United States,

What is this! They're almost all vehicles and weird robots! Very disappointed. Will only be buying ones with emmit.

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By in Canada,

Wow! I think I'll be getting lots of these for MOCs! And they all look great as well! I really like the wacky builds.

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By in United States,

Sure it's a bit repetitive, but I don't see how that takes away from the overall feel of the theme. I have yet to see a good solid reason in this thread for why the theme is bad; but on the positive side, there's people saying there's good parts, they look cool, and good minifigs. I'm inclined to agree with the positive side here.

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By in United States,

Hm. Well the main reason I'm not very interested in the robot ones is because I already have far too many city pieces laying around not being used. The idea is very cool, and will definitely be a hit with kids, along with the movie. Major points for creativity to Lego. Personally I'm far more interested in sets like Fool Palace (70803), which is a neat looking model as well as a nice part pack. Overall I can't express how happy I am with the creativity, whether or not I'll buy them.

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By in Sweden,

They may not be "beautiful" models that AFOLs will want to put on display on their bookshelves, but I do love all the creativity and playfulness at work here. They look a lot like the sort of things that a kid would build straight out of their imagination, where a garbage truck suddenly is a green beast with teeth, the villain has red coffee cups as horns and so on. They really capture the "build anything you can imagine" aspect of LEGO, and make me hopeful the movie captures that too.

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By in United States,

Ha! Wow, were getting sets from a variety of themes: City, Agents, Castle, Pirates, friends. Definitely is interesting! I may get a few just for parts and figs, but certainly a bizarre line!

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By in Australia,

Looking forward to metalbeard. And the return of firing cannons!
Also hoping they make a set of (what I assume is) his ship that's in at least one trailer.

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By in United States,

I like them a lot but don't love them enough to buy them when there are other sets to get. My favorite is the Fire Mech and Adventure Chopper.

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By in Australia,

Im going to call it..best line of sets ive seen

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By in United States,

I absolutely adore every single one of these - the whackyness and very… different designs are totally awesome! If I could afford to I'd pick up every one.

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By in Australia,

They certainly are all rather silly aren't they, but I think that is more in tune with the theme of the movie.

It's interesting that some of the red cloth tease pictures look nothing like the final result. I was certain there would be a standard ice-cream van and new green and white garbage truck (seen at the start of the new trailer) to be able to add to my city.

Overall though, the design would be purposefully linked to their new "Let's Build" marketing theme of non-standard building that is free and creative and not nailed down to "this is a city theme set, this is a castle theme set". The LEGO Movie theme is like dumping all your bricks out onto the carpet and letting your imagination run free.

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By in United States,

@OuterRimTradingCo. : That's cause some of the sets are '2-in-1's. Basically they have instructions to make the model as either the standard car/truck/tower/etc. or the tricked-out versions seen above.

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By in Australia,

@Canticleer Blues: Best of both worlds! How can this series not be a hit with everyone then?

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By in Malaysia,

Its like they took a dice labelled fire,police,medieval etc and roll it together with another labelled girlish,mecha,space,monster etc .... and make the sets from the pair of outcomes.

OR

The focus group kids playtime session caused these "abominations" and the LEGO designers tweak 'em to be production-worthy.

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By in New Zealand,

Just Beautiful. These are splendid and offer fantastic imaginative choice for the kids (and the older folks like me). I wish Lego would produce more of these...Could it be done with Technic?? - YES!

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By in United Kingdom,

These sets look great,I really hope I can get some :D
Now where's my money.....Oh wait there it is, Stop running away from my money,thats the third time this week;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like the boss stuck his head round the design studio door and said : "No rules, no limits. Go nuts!"

And they did!

Personally I am minded of Tom Hanks in the film 'Big', when he's sitting in the product development meeting, talking about a car that turns into a building...

"What's fun about that?"

I'm baffled by people who say 'I want an ordinary car." or "Why would I want a flying truck that has a mouth?"

Why WOULDN'T you want a flying, garbage eating truck? Or a mahoosive set of wings to strap on? Or the craziest looking drag bike ever? Or two giant robots? Or a Steampunk helicopter?

From a committed Technic only bod, I am LOVING this stuff!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Interesting you should refer to that scene from "Big" there, Boo. I'm sure somebody (Mads Nipper?) actually referenced that scene in their talk at AFOLCON in 2012 :-)

I'm loving this stuff too, can't wait to get my hands on them!

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By in United Kingdom,

Lots of lovely new elements and re-colours. Not too bothered what the finished sets look like if i can get a big fake moustache!

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By in Australia,

It all depends on what the sets end up looking like.

The *alternate* models all look like, "my van turns into a giant robot". Which is fine enough (I'd be lying if I said I didn't want the fire truck that turns into a giant robot. That looks fantastic), but yeah. I'd really like a plumber's van or an ice-cream-truck in my town.

Or a fire-truck that turns into a giant robot.

And check out "Pursuit". Not only is your average Lego city a police state, but this town has official police-deputised crocodiles. That's hardcore.

What most worries me about the Lego movie is that, a lot of the past Lego movies have suffered writing and script issues. I worry that the Lego movie would make a great 30 minute short film, but stretched out even longer, the joke is going to wear really thin (particularly for young people with short attention spans).

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By in United Kingdom,

So we get an interesting series of normal vehicles and sets...
...and to save their world from whatever these threatening black cubes are we get instructions to turn them into the sort of crazy flying weapons an 8 year old would imagine but only an experienced MOCer could pull off?

Sounds PERFECT to me!
I mean, who wouldn't want a stone guard tower that you can put wings on?

The AFOL gets novel vehicles and sets to display.
The KFOL gets inspired to be creative and mad, mashing up sets just to see what cool randomness you can make.
Isn't that everything we want from Lego? The wallet is the only loser here!

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By in United Kingdom,

Whenever something a bit different is released I come to the comment threads and its half full of 'what garbage, I'm not buying that, the sky is falling, Lego has lost its collective mind etc' comments from folk who seem to forget that Lego also make things for children!

I think the sets all look really good and look like a lot of fun to play with and I especially love the 50s B-movie robot baddies. Think I might pick some of these up the look bright and interesting and would look cool sat on my shelf :)

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By in Netherlands,

^@BooTheMightyHamster: Why WOULDN'T you want a flying, garbage eating truck? Exactly! LEGO was made for kids. It's great AFOLs enjoy it too, but the biggest revenue for TLG comes from kids (well, their parents..)

I'm personally in awe of my Architecture Farnsworth House, but to be honest, you can't play with it!! So, a castle that's upside down, turns into a flying machine etc., that's hours of playtime right there! (I'm already thinking how to turn my '80s Castle sets into flying machines...)

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By in United Kingdom,

@bobaphat107

I'm right there with you - I've just built Fallingwater, and picked up the Villa Savoye on Saturday. Slow to build, and not a lot of swoosh value but beautiful sets all the same. ;o)

But I'm up for a bit of craziness now and again!

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By in Italy,

I like this sets! they show great immagination and fantasy, something recalling time cruiser but much more stilish and better looking. This kind of style was really missing in LEGO. I also love the steampunkish tuch of some of those

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By in Netherlands,

These look awesome! First I was worried these would be similar to licensed sets in that they make scenes but are mostly about the minifigures, but that is not the case. They managed to take the best of all themes and combined them into a few sets. The 3-in-1 (here 2-in-1) quality of designer/creator, and a wide range of themes make for great sets! Lego really outdid themselves with these sets!

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By in Germany,

Whoa, so many negative comments here? I didn't expect to see a *single* one.

Rare parts, unusual color choices, highly original models, straight out of imagination rather than reality, a complete and utter breath of fresh air, after literally decades of rehashing the same old tired sets over and over and over again and again and again — and people complain? I refuse to understand.

I find it particularly amusing how some say things like "more than half of the sets are all the same concept: Transformer flying machine meets block-bots". You know what, by that reasoning of yours you are allowed to have exactly four LEGO sets: a building, a vehicle, an animal and a plant. Everything else you should just ship my way. Right now. Put your LEGO where your mouth is.

Actually, send me all your LEGO but one brick. Why would you need two bricks? How boring is that? You already have one!

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By in Germany,

I am with Schwallex! I love all of them and will definitely pick at least 4 and then see how my wallet is doing. Just like huw and others said much earlier: time cruisers reloaded in LEGO's current style, which is just stunning!

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By in United Kingdom,

The spoiler alert seems like a waste of time as they come up in the "new to database" bar : )

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By in United States,

Yep, I'm with Schwallex and Figura! I'm fine with people saying that they don't like the theme; afterall, you can't please everyone. But the only reasonthat people have listed for disliking the theme is either "to many flying machines" or "to wacky." If your using that reasoning, you could say that "Star Wars isn't a good theme 'cause it's only space ships." Mind you, that "reasoning"could go for EVERY theme.

Also, since when was there a theme that LEGO could go all out like this?

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By in United States,

genecyst said: "To me these are just like Timecruiser but good this time."
My thoughts exactly!

Polynices said: "I think it'll make a huge difference if the movie is any good. Zany, wacky sets that recreate scenes in an awesome, fun movie: yay, gotta buy 'em all. Zany, wacky sets that recreate scenes in a lame disappointing failure of a movie: boo, get them out of my sight."
I agree that if the movie is good, it will make these sets all the better. However, even if the movie is awful, I think the sets will still be fun, like The Lone Ranger sets; the movie being terrible doesn't change the quality of the sets.

Schwallex said: "Rare parts, unusual color choices, highly original models, straight out of imagination rather than reality, a complete and utter breath of fresh air, after literally decades of rehashing the same old tired sets over and over and over again and again and again — and people complain? I refuse to understand."
Hear hear! I don't understand the complaints that the sets aren't "City" enough, whereas otherwise there are complaints that all we get from City is yet another Police Station and rescue vehicles. Some of these sets look a little too cobbled together for my tastes, but I still like them if for no other reason than that they are something different. If nothing else, I'm looking forward to the new parts and colors, and I am totally loving the steampunk flavor of the Western sets. But that might just be because I love Western sets.

I have to completely agree with Zipsforbananas: "The wallet is the only loser here!"

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By in United Kingdom,

I think we've got a consensus building, I agree with everybody between here and my last comment!

On the "they're all the same, things transforming into flying machines" thing - no they're not. They're all different sets from different themes, an you can leave them like that if you want to. And they all transform into crazy things, but I see planes, helicopters and robots, plus there are 'normal' planes, biplanes, some sort of jet powered thing, and space-booster type things. Those are all quite different too. ;)

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By in United States,

^You know, in all my time on Brickset, your comments I've pretty much always agreed with. ;-)

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By in United States,

So, based on what a I can infer right now the movie will be about the bad guy business wanting to glue all the Lego together. All these sets seem to highlight the versatile and rebuildable nature of Lego and will be the key advantage to ultimately defeat the bad guys. I like these sets because they are wacky. We get tons of normal and redundant City sets every year. These are a refreshing change of pace.

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By in United States,

I'm pretty sure that none of this transforms (even in the movie). This is about building - they were more likely rebuilt from other things, because that's how TLG does things. The castle is the only one that has the right shape for a transformation. That said, I don't think that it's a downside, I'm just worried that people are getting their hopes up for something that isn't actually going to happen.

As for my opinion on the sets:
I don't really like any of these, excepting the Garbage Truck and the Cycle Chase (the Cycle looks fantastic). I'm ambivalent about the fire truck mech. I love wacky stuff, but I don't like how most of the stuff looks imbalanced (particularly the Plumber Truck and Ice Machine). Also, I don't like most mechs that TLG makes (the main exception is the Galaxy Squad mech), and this is a bit mech-heavy for me.

I'll definitely be buying the game and watching the movie, I might end up buying the cycle chase.

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By in United Kingdom,

@coson, thanks so much for saying, that's really kind of you. Makes sense though, I can't remember anything much you've said I haven't agreed with! :)

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By in United States,

^Your welcome. ;-) And thanks!

And wow, 99 comments?! I saw this article when it had 3!

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By in Germany,

Seems like another "Love-it-or-hate-it" theme for AFOLs. Does remind me a bit of the "randomness" and wackiness of Time Cruisers...

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By in United States,

I absolutly love these models, to me they represent the imagnation that much of the Lego community has lost, and I love that fire mech thing.

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By in United States,

These are very interesting sets. The only reason I have any disappointment at all is because I thought the Castle Cavalry set would be something I could use as an army builder of some new knights.

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By in United States,

Crap...I just realized why I have no choice but to buy each of the City Bot Vs. Robot sets. I've always wanted to have a tournament between custom vehicles like in the Twisted Metal video games. Yes, I play with my LEGO. I'm not much of a MOCer, so these sets would be perfect. It is too bad there are only seven (so far). I'd like to have a full tournament with 8. :]

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By in United States,

I agree partially with Alemas's comment. It's wacky like Time Cruisers, but the set designs seem much higher quality in The LEGO Movie theme. They do seem to fit well with the movie from the trailers we've seen so far, and they do look like all-around good sets. It'll be interesting how the sets and the movie does, it'd be awesome to see a sequel if both the film and the sets do well!

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By in United States,

^A sequel would be awesome!

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By in United Kingdom,

^A sequel would be great,though i'm not to sure I can afford it;)

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By in Denmark,

Remember that animation contest they hosted about making a short brickfilm of minifigs rebuilding something into a crazy contraption? These sets are just like that!

Also. Needs more pirates! They are a classic, and an important step in the evolution of the minifigure.

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By in New Zealand,

I am not sure where I saw it, but someone posted a box art image which had 2 in 1 on it. Based on this I believe that many of the sets will have 2 builds, a standard vehicle and a crazy / imaginative variation. The Movie will make it all clear...

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By in Canada,

Somebody has got to put a pricetag on these models, that way all the "lovers" can abandon ship like they always do.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Ha ha! That really made me laugh! Will these be normal sets like the themes they come from, or as they're from a film will they be on a par with licensed sets? Hmm.
I wonder if the extra work and parts that go into making them 2 in 1 would make them somewhere in between. The vehicles that grow wings for example will have wing-type plates in where normal vehicles wouldn't, and the same goes for the ball joints with the mech sets.

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By in Canada,

The fact that they are in a film has nothing to do with licensing costs - how could it? Is LEGO going to charge themselves (and then pay themselves) to use their own intellectual property?

Also, I don't see why the 'extra work' or elements used to make them 2 in 1 would abnormally increase pricing - the sets would be priced just like any other set, so more elements used (for example) results in a higher price. But this applies just as well to a dump truck, a Creator set, a space UFO, and every other set produced by LEGO.

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By in United States,

I think the sets look good and very creative. I am pretty sure that there are alternate models where one is a normal truck and the other is a crazy robot. On the Lego Movie site there is a videos page with fan made videos that I think are inspirations for the current sets, like this one here: http://www.lego.com/en-gb/movie/videos/garbage-man I like LEGO town/city and I still have set 6693 garbage truck from when I was a kid and I bought set 4432 garbage truck from 2012 so if they are going to make another garbage truck it better be able to turn into a trash eating robot or something like that. Even if they don't give alternate models people should be able to build normal vehicles out of them. I see wheels, tires, wind screens, wheel well pieces, roof pieces, etc.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^Sorry, I should have made it clearer I was being facetious about licensing costs! ;)
I would think there would be some significant extra work to make one vehicle into another completely different model. And the vehicles will probably weigh more and have more parts than they would if they were simply normal theme models. So I would expect them to looks more expensive compared to normal city, castle, etc sets. What I mean is that we might well expect the flying garbage crusher to match the price of the standard dump truck, so they will seem pricey compared to normal sets.

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By in United States,

^^ Bluemodern, I saw that too!

I personally want to get at least one of these transforming vehicles, I'm just not sure which would be best. I'll have to wait to see what their normal form is (i.e. ice cream machine instead of flying ice cream attack vehicle).

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By in United States,

If these are "abominations," all I can say is GIVE ME MORE ABOMINATIONS!! I love Time Cruisers and thought that we would never see anything like that theme again -- it was going to be X-Wing Version 23, Tie Fighter Version 11, Millennium Falcon Version 54, with an occasional Police Headquarters or Fire Station to break the monotony -- and it would go on FOREVER.

Instead, it's fun fun fun with a whole bunch of creativity thrown in. I'm gonna buy every one and two of some. :)

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By in United States,

I find it odd how TLG inserted a fig, the so-called "Executron", into Cloud Cuckoo Palace (The real name for "Fool Palace". First of all, the name could be offensive to some people. (I'm not included, but I'm just pointing it out) Second, he looks almost like Frankenstein. And no, not a Lego version of him, but the real one.

But as for the actual sets, I am in a quandary as to whether or not I think they're any good. On one hand, I agree with a lot of you that they are repetitive in style, adn don't hold to the good ol' Lego style. Agreed, it might be nice to have "crazy" sets once in a while, but TLG has got into a groove with their nowadays sets, and everybody likes it and no one's complaining.

On the other hand, the sets do have nice figs, and, excepting the vignette-style builds, have play value, which I like. Also they have nice pieces, specifically Metal Beard's Duel. Who knows; maybe after the movie comes out it;s be an easier decision one way or the other. ;-)

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By in United States,

I am in no way reading through all of these comments, but in case someone did/didn't say it and someone reads this comment, here goes.

If you look at Metalbeard set, it looks like a new copy of the dark bley parrot...meaning, cheaper copies of that to finish out Cafe Corner! Thanks to the Dark blue arches and that, basically you can build that set for way cheaper now instead of those ridiculous bricklink prices. Granted, I already modified my own copy without the birds and I like it more, I will probably pick them up just to have them.

Otherwise, the sets are interesting to say the least. I like some, and not others. Typical with every theme. I will pick up some of these for sure and others I may wait on. I like the variety of colors/pieces we are getting in 2014 though.

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By in Germany,

Why would the name executron be considered offensive?

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By in United States,

^Probably because of "execute" in it. Which is basically another word for "kill", which LEGO does not commonly allow on their sites.

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By in United States,

Um, rather than execute, how about executive as the basis for Executron?
This meshes rather well with the robotic Micro Managers and villain Lord Business.

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By in United States,

^^ That's interesting....

These definitely transform into their obvious "Base Models", like the Flying Garbage Machine, which turns into a garbage truck, as some of you might have figured out by looking at the small amount of the set showed on Lego.com. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with these, however, the castle one is disappointing. We have to many knights and castles already [Ugh]. I particularly like 70802, 70811, and 70801. Thanks for Eurobricks for leaking these images.

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By in Taiwan,

I'm suprising that TLC is willing to give so many spoilers at the same time. Generally most of the playsets are different from any existed Lego product, which is good, but many of them are craft and vehicles, and they don't look very cohesive. It could mean that they might just appear in glimpses while other important scenes like the hall of fame are in the final products. It could be less interesting in other aspects.

Obviously there are no licensed or returing old characters included (not important, some of them can still be obtained via other sets ). About the controversial CMF series, it's surprising to see that most CMF characters don't appear in these sets, but most of the characters appear along with the robots and protagonists look like generic citizens. It's a smart decision. So far the protagonists have their parts exclusive to CMFs: Wyldstyle's western dress, Emmet's hair with helmet, Mr. Business's actual appearance. We don't know if they'll reappear now or in the future.

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By in United States,

I love them. They certainly are wacky.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the strange unique appearance of them. Hoping to buy some of them.

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By in Denmark,

These sets are truely amazing... a little dull on the minifigure side, but the mecha's are really catchy!

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