First batch of 2016 sets revealed

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The last few days have yielded a great deal of news about the 2016 range but we now have our first substantial batch of images courtesy of the usual suspects, Just2Good, CM4sci and whung on Eurobricks. The majority of these images have been acquired from the LEGO servers but there are a few which we do not currently have set numbers for, so those have not yet been added to the database.

You can see all 97 of the sets which now have images in the list of sets to be released in 2016.

The most intriguing one for me is the mysterious Star Wars set featured above. It resembles the B-wing Starfighter from Episode VI but did not make an appearance in the trailer released for season two of Star Wars Rebels a couple of days ago, leading me to wonder whether it is a set based on The Force Awakens. Whatever its origin, it looks fantastic to me and I can't wait to get it!

Are there any sets which particularly stand out to you? Let us know in the comments and stick around; today is going to be a busy and exciting day for news.

80 comments on this article

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By in United States,

What's up with the stands for the Star Wars mini figures?

Also City is useless but that police station is disturbing.
I love all the new little pieces.
Interesting there is a line of sets with only animals and not mini figures, besides the small ones.
Nexo Knights is crazy and I love the colors, very Ice Planet.
Duck Hunt Creator set is really nice.
Love the new party hat pieces.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not a lot to get excited about there. The Arendelle Castle Celebration looks quite nice, and the Speed Champions sets will always have me interested (love the representation on an LMP-1 car at minifig scale - looks very well done). Other than that, will be saving a bit of money in the new year, I think.

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By in Belgium,

Some of the Mixels look fantastic.

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By in United Kingdom,

Woooooo excitement on those star wars battlepacks!!!!

And a lego PRISON???

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By in Australia,

The Carbon Freezing chamber <3

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like that's actually a Force Awakens set with Princess Leia, and the recently confirmed Admiral Ackbar.

http://i.imgur.com/0MlzrVY.jpg

Also I think a possible explanation for the dish-stands is that these images are unfinished and weren't meant to be uploaded. It looks like these stands are used to stabilise figures in action poses for photography purposes, which are then photoshopped out later.

Using dishes instead of CMF stands makes them easier to pose and also makes it easier for whoever is photoshopping to remove them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not sure why the junior ninjago sets have resorted to old incarnations of the ninjas and the serpentine, may be using up parts. Now I don't normally get excited over the city stuff but I really like the boats that float, and the first set I buy next year will be the prison island, I love it! In fact there isn't much of that police wave I don't like. As for the stands on the Star Wars sets, it seems to me that the key characters in the sets get the biggest stands. My gut feeling was these sets would have a new game element to them and the stands dictated the characters rank or ability in some way, not sure what that would add? Technic looked good too, I am glad to see the arched panel from the 24 hour racer in different colours.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah, that B Wing is definitely a Force Awakens set. The old woman does seem to be Leia and that has to be Ackbar, or at least one of his men. Also the guy on the far right is the resistance solider from the transporter with a new helmet mould.

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By in United Kingdom,

Liking the Creator and Seasonal sets so far! Could be a good year for me for smaller/medium sets.

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By in Germany,

Holy crap, a Porsche 917!

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By in United States,

Are those hinges I see on the b-wing :D? If they are it looks like it could be really cool

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By in United States,

Hopefully those weird stands on the star wars sets aren't just another stupid way to get the piece count up like the stud guns were...

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By in Australia,

Those Star Wars Battlefront battle packs look great! Really surprised that they're making more sets based off a video game but it looks good. Nothing much to note apart from that. City is same old police and fire sets. I am a bit disappointed with the Carbon Freezing Chamber, I was expecting something a little bigger, or at least a Bespin Luke or Leia to be included. But the Ugnaught looks great!

Also, why are they making another Spider Droid, they made one only 2 years ago!

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By in United States,

Losing my mind over that Porsche 917, it looks fantastic from this angle!

Very keen on the new TFA ship. I refuse to call it a B-wing if the cockpit doesn't rotate though ;p

Very VERY keen on the number of small, inexpensive sets in the list already, across multiple themes. LEGO sets have been getting larger & larger and more complex and more expensive, and though they've kept some smaller things on shelves at all times, the visible trend is towards less accessibility to folks on modest budgets. They appear to be correcting that trend this season and restoring balance to the Force. Batman vs. Superman, are you kidding me? Both main licensed big-name characters in one what, $12.99 USD set? I love it.

I also love that new pug :p

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By in Malaysia,

The Ford F150 looks promising.. Only one set for Batman VS Superman??

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By in New Zealand,

They've obviously told their top designers to go nuts and let their imaginations soar. New versions of police and fire sets. Wow. I may never recover from the surprise...

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By in Sweden,

What is up with that Spider Droid? Is it just a -13 model with new minifigs? It's still a cheaper way to get a Yoda, I guess.

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By in Australia,

Curious, the torso for 30374 looks like it could potentially do double duty as a torso for a Red Hulk in minifigure form... Overall, I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.

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By in United Kingdom,

Some good stuff in there. I like the mid size Star Wars dioramas, the carbonite freezing chamber and the Hoth base. Continues the trend started with the Death Star final duel this year.

There were rumours that the new UCS set would be a Hoth base diorama, but they may have been shot down by its presence as a smaller set. I can't believe their doing another Jedi Interceptor though!

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By in United States,

Definitely a Force Awakens b-wing! Cool. Is the Mon Calamari using the teacups cheat from the original Lego Star Wars game though? Pew pew - Kylo, you better block with your 3 headed pushbroom!

Prison island is great. Sandwich Shop is fun. Carbon freezing chamber is awesome but a horribly missed opportunity for a new Lando, unless there's a companion set.

Oh, and I like the "Audi R18 e-tron quattro" and the little pirate plane.

Aaaand I love the way the modulars have been fitting multiple businesses into buildings - bonus laundromat, bonus pool hall. that new bank - excellent (and what a bankly clock!)

Edit: More thoughts still - I was already impressed with the roller skates making tiny trucks and forklifts - now it's the car topper on a standard goblet to make a racing trophy? stellar.

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By in United Kingdom,

How disappointing!

The only exciting set there is the Brick Bank Modular.

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By in United Kingdom,

Prison Island Starter Set - not sure what use an electric mall-cop tubby-buggy is going to be in catching a crook on a jet-ski... ;-)

Love the freezing chamber.

Nexo Knights look awful. Whoever approved those is going on my list of nemesises... nemeses... people I don't like.

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By in United States,

So excited!!!!!!!

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By in Canada,

Don't worry Castle fans, Mixels has you covered :-P

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By in Germany,

An Audi e-tron quattro R18! I love the racing sets!!! ??

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By in Australia,

Thumbs down on the new fire-fighting sets. They look exactly the same as the last bunch of fire-fighting sets, and I suspect they'll be identical to the *next* bunch of fire-fighting sets. Also thumbs down on the Nexo Knights. I like some of the minifigs ... but they look overwhelmingly awful.

I'm iffy on the new Mixels, too. I can see myself buying the police or fire themed sets out of sheer curiosity. The rest just look like something you'd say after taking pain-killing medication.

Thumbs up on the prison island, and a lot of the prison themed stuff! It's about time this city had a prison (given the criminal element that's exploded in the last decade or so). I love the new deli and the new bank. And the Ford Mustang! Sold.

And is it just me, or is there a brand new corner BURP in 60131? It looks like it.

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By in Netherlands,

Corner deli! Carbon freezing chamber! Crook hideout! Perhaps even the creepy looking prison island! So many cool sets!

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By in United States,

The Friends party theme is adorable, and middle daughter is going to love them more than any other LEGO sets ever. Those party hats are brilliant. I was never a fan of the Friends's bird mold, but with a party hat, he's pretty cute.

I like how they gave Anna, Cinderella, and Ariel carriags with a small build for added play. That's a nifty little subtheme. I don't like that they have already released a carriage for Cinderella. Seems early to be repeating especially when there are some many princesses who have gotten little or no releases.

It was nice to see another hot air balloon.

The most laughable thing that I noticed was the lighthouse in the City fire theme. Could it be punier?

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By in United Kingdom,

What is with those stand things?

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By in Canada,

I fear that those stands in the StarWars sets are some kind of game pieces, like some sort of a miniature game pieces....

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By in United States,

I don't understand why THEY STILL HAVEN'T RELEASED IMAGES OF THE ULTIMATE Nexo Knights SETS!!!!Other then that everything is looking pretty good.

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By in United Kingdom,

Prison Island stuff looks interesting .
Most of the Friends party line will undoubtedly make it into our house - the pets with hats amused me.
Not convinced by the Palace Pets stuff, I think it's the look of the animals

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By in Canada,

Heh looks like the days of the ultramilitarised City Police are back. Topical, no?

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By in Germany,

Can somebody explain for me, why there are three fire-fighter sets and they all contain a ladder/hydraulic Plattform?
For the Str Wars Sets, I like Kanan's Speederbike and the Homing Spider Droid also it seems to be the same as the last one, but with a changed gun. Both OT Sets are quite lame in my eyes. Hoth Attack should have more figures, or cost less than 20€, but I doubt that. Carbon Freezing Chamber is disappointing too. The Stormtrooperbattlepack ist nearlyexactly what I expected, two normal troopers, a Shocktrooper and some other imperial(I would have tipped on scout)
Does anyone know, if those disk, where the Minifigs are standing on will be in the sets or are just in the pics?

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By in United States,

"but did not make an appearance in the trailer released for season two of Star Wars Rebels a couple of days ago, leading me to wonder whether it is a set based on The Force Awakens."

I remember reading some news within the past month or so that all current TFA toys (which I would assume includes LEGO) are only from the first 1/3 of the movie. That would certainly explain any new/unseen sets.

Here:

http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-the-force-awakens-toys/

"Hasbro has released a full catalog of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys that are coming out on Force Friday, which takes place on Midnight on September 4th 2015. Most of the toys are pretty much spoiler free as it seems JJ Abrams and the creative team is limiting the early merchandising to mostly the first third of the movie."

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By in United States,

Save your favorite to your files before they are removed (there are sure a couple that I wanted to see like the SW Battlefront Battlepacks and Iron Skull Submarine and there are also others that are calling to my wallet that I did not know about; Utility Fire Truck and a small park vignette with a statue).

Only thing I am angry is that we get yet ANOTHER Spider Droid and not a single Tie Bomber model to build our Imperial Forces or a Crab Droid from Episode III, I get it, the Homing Spider Droid also appeared in that movie but come on Lego another Yoda with the set as well?

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By in United Kingdom,

According to Eurobricks those stupid stands are actually just bits that haven't been photoshopped out yet; apparently all sets use this sorta thing and they just get taken out of the final image, but since this wasn't supposed to be found yet they haven't gotten round to it with the SW sets.

That printed stand is actually a cockpit piece from a 2009 TIE - seems they just used random disks lying around to hold the figures steady when in running poses.

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By in Canada,

Lego Ugnaught!!!

I like the color of the pieces used in the Carbon Freezing Chamber but otherwise the set itself looks pretty disappointing. There are so many characters I was hoping for (Lando, Lobot, Bespin Leia, Bespin Luke, Bespin Security Guard) but instead we get Boba Fett again :P That said, I will likely get 2 of this set for the Ugnaughts and then use the pieces to make a full sized platform.

Kanan's Speeder Bike looks perfect and Hoth Attack looks great too. Is that Han Solo in a brown parka? I try to stick to OT sets but the Battlefront battle packs could easily fit in an OT diorama.

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By in United States,

Holy cow! This is a lot to take in.
I'm loving those Nexo Knights sets, very Ice Planet. The tank in particular, I really want that. Speed Champs look incredibly detailed, especially the pickup truck. Police car chase looks like fun.

I question some design choices for the Creator and Technic sets... but those Mixels. I am totally buying the walking drum set.

Bespin Freezing Chamber disappoints me. Really? No Lando?!

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By in Norway,

As someone said, that island prison is pretty disturbing... I love it! My favourite is the corner deli, though. (After the modular bank, that is.)

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By in United States,

I really like the corner deli and the prison island, but the 60112 fire engine has to be my favorite because they haven't made a tiller truck since 1994 (not counting the jack stone sets).

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By in United Kingdom,

The Bank looks great, love the details. Unfortunately I don't have space for modulars or I'd definitely want one of these.

I'm liking the new seasonal sets and might pick up a monkey for my son. Mixels are really growing on me, I wasn't impressed at first but these new sets may have me converted.

I'm disappointed with the new OT Star Wars sets, they just don't do anything for me.

Does this news mean that the much rumoured Ghostbusters HQ isn't happening or could we still see that appear at some point?

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By in Poland,

Technic Race Kart look amazing (orange+purple - love this color scheme). I also like the Creator Deli.
City and Star Wars - nothing really interesting for me, but this Endor Rebels battle pack look kinda cool.

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By in Ireland,

@theJang I think the reason there are so many small sets is because it's just after the Christmas period and most people in general can't afford to be spending much money on toys early on in the year in general. I've noticed LEGO doing this with their Star Wars range for years, with smaller more inexpensive sets released in the first quarter, but I suppose it applies to sets across the board.

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By in United States,

I must say, I'm not impressed at all by those Star Wars sets. Other than the Force Awakens set, which does look interesting, we have 3 little sets which pretty much only exist for the minifigures, another slightly modified reuse of the Jedi interceptor design we've had for 10 years, about 1/3 of a carbon freezing chamber, a hoth turret, and the exact same spider droid we've had twice before. It seems LEGO rarely comes out with a new and unique design anymore.

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By in Belgium,

Looks like a new large rock piece in the Crooks Island set!
I'm mostly not a huge fan of city sets, but that Prison Island is a must have for me! Could really use it for some The Walking Dead play ;)
And a LEGO pug is something I've needed my whole life!
Nexo Knights is a pass for me.
The Star Wars sets look actually really good to me, though the Carbon Freezing Chamber is kinda small and where the hell is Lando? -_-
Love it that we're getting small super heroes sets!
Thank you, LEGO!

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By in Belgium,

Looks like a new large rock piece in the Crooks Island set!
I'm mostly not a huge fan of city sets, but that Prison Island is a must have for me! Could really use it for some The Walking Dead play ;)
And a LEGO pug is something I've needed my whole life!
Nexo Knights is a pass for me.
The Star Wars sets look actually really good to me, though the Carbon Freezing Chamber is kinda small and where the hell is Lando? -_-
Love it that we're getting small super heroes sets!
Thank you, LEGO!

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By in United States,

I am very excited for the "Nexo Knights Microfighters Castle" (http://brickset.com/sets/30371-1/%7B-%7D) -- those trans-neon-orange pyramid finals look awesome and so useful; I hope they'll eventually come in more colors!
The new grappling gun from the Batman Vs. Superman set (http://brickset.com/sets/76044-1/%7B-%7D) looks, in my humble opinion, much better than a grappling hook in a megaphone. I wonder if it actually launches...

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By in United Kingdom,

Far too much crap there. How about spending less time on different models, and more time on getting them right?

And does someone senior in TLG have some sort of sexual perversion for helicopters?

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By in Sweden,

Overall, I can't say I'm overly excited.
The bank looks great, I like the Park Animals from the Creator series; the Corner Deli looks ok. The rest here is a bit more of the same. The seasonal sets seem to be a repeat of last year (?) where we already had animal figures of similar style (though the chick looks fun!). The Mixels are sufficiently whacky. There isn't really anything in City that I'm particularly impressed with, even if the Prison Island looks like a cool idea. Having seen more of the Nexo Knights now I am way less convinced than I was after the first few images a few days ago. Star Wars looks like Star Wars.
I'm particularly disappointed with the Speed Champions. The Mustang looks ok, but the Audis look nothing like Audis; the Porsches are a bit hard to tell from the image. The Hot Rod looks good I guess, the Drag Race we'll see...

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By in United States,

Really excited for the new Carbon Freezing Chamber and what appears to be battle packs based off of the new Battlefront game.

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By in United Kingdom,

Those speed champions le mans racers are great! The f 150 never bothered me and its wheels are horrible. The stang gt is nice. The camaro drag race looks ok as well, but the black and white one could use some work. Other that that, speed champions looks quite promising!

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By in United States,

The Creator Ocean Explorer, modular Bank, and Obi Wan's Jedi Interceptor all catch my eye.

With the Nexo Knights, I love the good-guys' colors, but most of the designs seem very rough and primitive. I do like the 70315 set, though, and the horse appears to have some nice Technic parts.

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By in United States,

The Battlefront battle packs and Freezing Chamber look great. Other than that, it looks like lazy rehashing. Heck, the Homing Spider Droid looks the exact same as 2013's version, just with a stud launcher.

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By in United States,

The bank is awesome, a few interesting Star Wars and Superhero stuff. Any word yet on Bionicle?

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By in United Kingdom,

Speed Champions catch my eye this time round, and the City Harbour Police looks interesting. Some of the Nexo Knights sets look like they might be DECENT parts packs, and the Creator sets look to be EXCELLENT parts packs. And the Mixels will all end up in my room sometime next year. And I'll be buying all the Bionicle sets, no matter what they look like.

Looks like it's gonna be an expensive year. Saving-up mode is now on.

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By in Denmark,

Essentially "more of the same. Only the Nexo Knights sets are in the true meaning of the word OUTSTANDING.

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By in United States,

Not at all into Nexo Knights--too Space for the Castle people, too Castle for the Space people, and none of the charm of the cross-genre models from The Lego Movie.

There are some interesting one-offs, though. The seasonal one with the statue--don't know what holiday that commemorates, but looks kinda cool. And I love the band instrument Mixels--this may have to be the first set of these guys I pick up!

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By in United States,

Not at all into Nexo Knights--too Space for the Castle people, too Castle for the Space people, and none of the charm of the cross-genre models from The Lego Movie.

There are some interesting one-offs, though. The seasonal one with the statue--don't know what holiday that commemorates, but looks kinda cool. And I love the band instrument Mixels--this may have to be the first set of these guys I pick up!

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By in United States,

Was kind of excited when the name of the fire engine came out, as we might finally get a true fire engine (pumper). I may be wrong but here in America that would be a ladder/tiller. It looks like the ladder doesn't extend(or maybe very little) so a very poor design. Will have to see in person or a review to make my final judgment.

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By in Germany,

@gmonkey76 No, the ladder doesn't extend if it is a picture od the final set. It is two of that 'base' ladders conected by a upside down plate. I don't know why we don't get a realistic mix of fire-fighting vehicles. Most kids are very interested in recreating the reality in their toy-world, so it wouldn't sell bad.

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By in United Kingdom,

Another spider droid?

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By in United States,

Images are being taken down as I type this, save 'em while you can!

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By in United States,

This is the strongest wave I've seen in a long time. A lot of nostalgia here. I'm really excited for those battle packs, too. But what's up with the homing spider droid? It's the same as the 2013 one, minus the stud shooter and minifigs. Strange choice of figures, too...

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By in United States,

My wallet's already wilting...:p
The new Obi-Wan's interceptor is pretty good, but what I'm excited about in that is that Ultimate Space Battle's aftermarket price is going to drop like stones.
Did the Speed Champions designers have a mind reading device? If so, they're hitting the sweet spot for me as a car fanatic right now, and I'm drooling over the vintage Camaro. Might need a little modding to make it look like the actual car, but other than that... Nothing except one little nitpick; Here's hoping to a Jango Fett's Slave 1 for the summer of 2016.

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By in United States,

Is it just my imagination, or was there supposed to be a SW:TFA battlepack with First Order troopers released with this wave?

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By in United States,

First of all, the seasonal set 40221. I can not imagine more of a random gathering of items and pieces together...what in the world is this supposed to represent?

Obviously the Brick Bank modular is a day one must have. After that I really like the Star Wars Rebels set Kanan's Speeder bike, I like the Rebels sets. And Carbon Freezing Chamber looks kinda cool. I am interested in the Frozen sets to enjoy with my daughter as well.

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By in Australia,

Anybody else see a huge similarity between the old Knights Kingdom II power ranger minifigs and the Nexo Knights?

Pretty sure that KK2 was a dismal failure, not sure why they expect KK2 + Space to be any different.

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By in United States,

^^If it is like the Flower Cart with the DO, 40221 COULD be with the BB.

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By in United States,

The B-wing she your'e wondering about is probably from The Force Awakens because it has a resistance trooper and Older Princess leia
I am disappointed by the homing spider droid because it is the exact same build from 2013 except for the gun and the only ting implemented there is the stud shooter. I also noticed that the smaller is same except for the gun which has a stud shooter as well
The few sets that blew me away were the battlefront battle packs and the iron skull sub attack and last but not least the batman v. super man set.
all these are amazing in my opinion and I will most definitely be saving my christmas and birthday money for these (both come before the sets)

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By in United Kingdom,

What is with all the stands for minifigures in the SW sets? They could at least supply proper minifig stands rather than radar dishes.

I think Nexo Knights is rather out of place filing it under Castle. Isn't it a stand alone action theme like Ninjago or Chima?

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By in United States,

I'm pretty sure what everyone is liking to refer to a B-wing at the thread's start is most likely a freighter given the bulky build and fewer amount of minifigs.

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By in United Kingdom,

love the newer star wars stuff ( besides the lazy re-hashes), especially the B-wing-thing...

Nexo Knights really seems a kick in the teeth after Ultra Agents was canned in it's favour- just needed a SHIELD style makeover to draw in the younger demographic and sales would have been fine. #le sigh#

Mixels look gorgeous BTW, liking the theming a lot...

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By in United States,

2016 is the least appealing year for me so far since coming out of my Dark Ages. Outside of any yet to be revealed one-off D2C/UCS/Ideas sets, my buy list for next year is amazingly short. For the first year ever, there isn't a single theme I'm interested in

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By in United States,

Does anybody know if the pictures for the 2016 Architecture Sets are out?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Morgan19 - There is one, but we will have to wait a bit longer until images are revealed.

@jarchitecture - Not yet, but it can only be a matter of time.

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By in United States,

Nexo Knights is not as bad as I thought--some of the smaller sets interest me.

Excited to see what Ninjago has in store for us, too!

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By in United States,

oh my carbon chamber and did any one see the slimmer ghostbusters mini fig and a Classic Batcave hell yea.

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By in Venezuela,

Anyone knows what is the deal with the round bases on Star Wars minifigures?

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