April Fools round-up

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Navigating the Internet on April Fool's Day is notoriously tricky and many LEGO websites like to join in with their own spurious news stories and announcements.

We chose not to participate this year but a number of other LEGO websites published some fun articles which are summarised below.

  • LEGO announced production of the VacuSort, a new vacuum sorting device for LEGO.
  • The Brothers Brick revealed the latest BrickHeadz twin pack, 41630 Trump & Putin.
  • The Brick Fan announced that LEGO had partnered with Funko to create vinyl minifigure characters.
  • BrickNerd revealed a leaked Solo: A Star Wars Story set containing a young Luke Skywalker minifigure.
  • BricksFanz reported that LEGO would be manufacturing food accessories from a new edible plastic compound and that images of new sets would now be dispatched from LEGO by post in the hope of avoiding leaks.
  • Jay's Brick Blog announced that LEGO would be producing James Bond sets as well as its own cryptocurrency, Brickcoin.
  • Zusammengebaut revealed that the Ultimate Collector's Series would be expanded to encompass themes beyond Star Wars.
  • The Rambling Brick announced that Jack Stone would be returning with an updated version of the spectacular 4607 Copter Transport.

Let us know if you came across any others that we should be aware of.

 

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44 comments on this article

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By in United States,

That's amazing! Unless this article is a late April Fools joke itself... I don't know who to trust anymore!!!

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By in United States,

Would love to see 007 themed minifigs and vehicles.

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By in United States,

Fun! Maybe we should get a world leaders Brickheads collection.

One side note, Zusammengebaut is correct! Lego has been branching into other these with UCS. The Marvel Helicarrier and Hulkbuster are definitely UCS sets. I would even venture that the Pirates of the Caribbean Silent Mary set was pretty close to being a UCS.

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By in United Kingdom,

007 sets would be quite cool especially from Moonraker and Golden eye, followed by thundercats, brave star, masters of the universe, captain scarlet, thunderbirds, fantastic four, original power rangers and Gi joe...

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By in United States,

Weren't Batmobile 7784 and Tumbler 76023 both UCS?

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By in Canada,

Haven’t LEGO created brick headz as a funko ripoff? What’s Thebes point of partnership?

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By in United Kingdom,

And someone told me the UCS MF was back in stock. Didn't fall for it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Rebelscum announced that a new UCS Jabba's Sail Barge is in the works. They then got issued a Cease and Desist order by Lego - confirmation that Rebelscum's prank hit too close to home, or Lego playing an April Fools back by mocking their reputation for their overbearing legal procedure? Only time will tell ...

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By in United States,

Love Toys R Us' April Fool's joke. They got signs everywhere saying deep discounts and then I got to the checkout...and the cashier says, ok sir here's your 5% off....lol, lol,hahhahha...oh TRU, you get me everytime.
You're incorrigible ;)

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By in Germany,

@ Khamsin & stet: Correct, which makes zusammengebaut's joke somewhat pointless.

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By in United Kingdom,

Rebelscum has just revealed that the C&D was their prank also. :)

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By in United States,

Wait, did UCS not contain themes outside of Star Wars already? I thought any Expert set of insane detail+price was UCS (at least, that's what some old LEGO guide books suggested,) Star Wars just had the most.

Or was that the joke of the April Fools reveal?

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By in France,

edible bricks would be a safety hazard actually, since kids could confuse them with older food pieces which aren't edible. so yeah, not much risk of it happening.

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By in United Kingdom,

The 'official' Ultimate Collector's Series only includes Star Wars products at the moment.

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By in United States,

The other UCS sets outside of Star Wars are the 7784 Batmobile Ultimate Collectors' Edition, the 76023 Tumbler, the 76042 S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier and the 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition.
But I believe any of the larger sets with plaques are considered UCS sets. Also some boxes have the label on them and some don't.

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By in Sweden,

The description of the Putin and Trump buddy pack is hilarious. Can't wait to buy the 'Go brick me' set...

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By in United States,

Bricks to Life teased Lego Watchmen and Lego Skyrim games.

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By in United States,

Thank you for not participating. I, for one, am sick of all the April Fools stuff that pervade the internet one one day for whatever stupid reason. At the risk of sound like an old man, it's a day for kids to clown around, not for adults to be idiots and disingenuous.

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By in United States,

Wait, was the ultimate collector series y-wing a joke too because I couldn't find the article for it?

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By in United States,

Yesterday I saw the VacuSort and thought, "Holy Moly! Day one purchase." Woke up today and saw that it was a joke, and it turned into, "Aw, shucks". I'm so gullible. ;-)

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By in United States,

Trump and Putin??? HA! funny.
all those look so good.

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By in United States,

Agree with Khamsin. They kinda were.

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By in United States,

The VacuSort would be an excellent idea, if someone could make it work. Even if it just sorted by size, that'd still speed up sorting the bricks.

Which is why it would never happen...

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By in United States,

Jang was pretty on the ball this year, if I'm not mistaken!

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By in United Kingdom,

I know its a joke, but I'd have liked the Lego sorting vacuum... especially for clearing up the kids mess.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Khamsin
Lego has been branching into other these with UCS. The Marvel Helicarrier and Hulkbuster are definitely UCS sets.

No, they aren't. No UCS branding anywhere on them, as they are not UCS. They are big sets with a plaque.

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By in Australia,

The Brick Show leaked a description of the latest Marvel set: https://brickshow.com/2018/04/lego-marvel-superheroes-infinity-war-the-death-of-loki-76110-set-description-leaked/

Ah, the UCS debate. Sets like the Helicarrier and Tumbler are certainly a) ultimate, b) collector's items and c) part of a larger series, and could therefore be considered ultimate collector's series sets. Unfortunately, the specific official designation of Ultimate Collector's Series (TM) is a Star Wars thing. It's like how all Lepin sets are clones at war with Lego sets, but that doesn't mean they all belong in the Clone Wars subtheme.

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By in United States,

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your decision not to participate in the April 1 shenanigans this year.

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By in Denmark,

Wow. I thought both LEGO’s and The Brick Fan’s jokes were real. Didn’t saw the date the articles were published. :/

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By in United States,

Well, the last one is sort of real with: Thumbler, Helicarrier, Hulkbuster and Silent Mary sets being close to UCS. 007 sets, that's something close to Mission Impossible and A Team and Lego made it.

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By in United States,

^Darn, there goes the investment value of my Jack Stone Helicopter Transport.

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By in Australia,

The amount of work that goes into these jokes are fantastic. I really enjoy reading them and having a laugh, and in the case of the vacuum, - sad it cannot be so !

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By in United States,

I’m so sick of April Fool’s jokes. In a hobby like this already full of rumors/leaks and misinformation, it’s the last thing we need. Plus either they are obvious jokes, or they are too plausible in which case it just feels mean/irresponsible. Some people were probably legitimately excited for a young Luke minifig, James Bond sets, or whatever.

Just the other day I ran across an April Fool’s joke article (that was actually published on March 31) that said Lego was re-releasing classic Modulars — definitely believable considering Taj Mahal, and some of the other re-releases. It was still coming up in Google results years later. Just annoying.

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By in United States,

Musn't forget Brixtar's Bigbrix.

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By in United States,

The VacuSort--that's a "shut up and take my money" kind of thing. If they did it , I'd buy two.

The Trump and Putin set--I really dont' care for politics. So I'd prefer that if that weren't real.

Funko--why not? Lego and the Minifigure are pop culture icons. Lego already has a ton of "non-brick" branded items, and this would be a good addition. Aside from the fact that neither Books a Million or Walmart can get rid of the existing Funko.

Lego food--if it were hard, I could see a big lawsuit if some moron mixed the Lego food and the real food up.

James Bond--I'd buy a few sets if they did. Especially the DB-5 if they could figure out how to incorporate a lot of the functions the film car had .

Jack Stone is a character I could see them bringing back, especially for the Lego movie, but please not the sets. I had quite a few as a kid, and struggle finding any practical application for the highly juniorized parts. That and the figures are too big.

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By in United States,

Great article! These are the only things that I know about so far—

On LEGO’s own instagram, they announced that they were releasing a LEGO vacuum to sort and store pieces in called VacuSort.

Also, designers Nick Vas and ‘Toothdominos’ on twitter revealed a highly convincing Galidor construction model which even took advantage of new moulds hand sculpted by the designers. A little too convincing to be fake if you ask me...

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By in United States,

Glad our friends over here at Brickset have a sense of humor, and that so many of you enjoyed our Trump & Putin BrickHeadz post. We even got a note from LEGO Education about it! :-D

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