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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Disney Princesses

[Toy Fair 2017] Disney Princess

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It seems strange that, given the near bottomless depths of the Disney Princess line in general, that we are already revisiting some of the initial sets… but luckily they were two good sets, and both have some real improvements. I always welcome more gold parts entering the market.

41146 Cinderella’s Enchanted Evening (SRP $39.99, 350 parts)

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I’m actually okay with this set showing up again. When I bought it the first time, it got parted out for the gold wheels. This time, it’ll be something for my daughter and I to build together, and then her immediately breaking it down to try and put a rocket on it. It makes an AFOL dad proud…

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41145 Ariel and the Magical Spell (SRP $29.99, 222 parts)

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So, a confession. The Little Mermaid is far and away my favorite Disney movie. I have all of the songs memorized, as well as the lines in general. And, with that framing… WHY DOES URSULA LOOK LIKE THIS! WHY! I’m glad a proper version of her was in the Disney line, but now I’ll need to buy an extra to sneak into the set when I pick this one up for us to share.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[Toy Fair 2017] 76081 The Milano vs. The Abilisk






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These pictures got over to me a bit later than the other Marvel sets, which is why they’re in their own post. I share the general sentiment of “I’m really glad I have the original Milano,” a set that I quite liked but took me down memory lane into jokes about Tony Danza. That being said, 76081 The Milano vs. the Sarlacc The Abilisk at least manages to come in at $49.99 for the reduced piece count and size. The big problem is htat nothing in the set is brand new… it’s just different outfits for characters we got before. Of the ones I’ve seen thus far, this is the hardest one to convince myself on.



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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Architecture, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Architecture

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I have some friends that just adore the Architecture Line, and you can’t deny how nice these look as display pieces. 21036 Arc de Triomphe has my attention for the little statues in white, and it comes in at 386 pieces and a somewhat hefty $39.99 price tag. Available starting on August 1st.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | DC Universe, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls, LEGO Super Heroes, News

[Toy Fair 2017] LEGO DC Super Hero Girls

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Next up is the next wave of LEGO DC Super Heroes Girls. Hopefully these are turning out to be a hit, because they’ve been marketed so oddly by LEGO thus far. Still, the Friends, Princess, and DC Girls lines have had some of the most part innovation in recent memory.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | News

[Toy Fair 2017] LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 17

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CORN MAN! Also, that weightlifter and the rocket kid. Kind of curious about the unrevealed “mystery” figure. Oooh, and that pie. A lot to love here.

Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Pirates of the Caribbean


I know, I was surprised too. My first comment when I saw them show up from Ace is “what, didn’t I dump on that line enough the first time?” Only a couple of things here thus far, a pair of Brickheadz and the wallet-denting 71042 Silent Mary.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Star Wars, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Star Wars Buildable Figures

There were a few Star Wars Buildable Figures on display at Toy Fair this year, mostly around Rogue One, but also including a larger Scout Trooper build.

75523 Scarif Scouttrooper

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These always work better with armor than with characters. Doesn’t look bad at all.

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75532 Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike (SRP $54.99, 452 Pieces)

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This reminds me of a Target Exclusive 6″ Black Series pack from a couple of years back. I own two of those… a very high price for this, and the rest already feel pretty expensive.

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75531 Stormtrooper Commander

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I’m kind of curious about the sholderpads. Anyone out there buy these figures? Could you integrate those parts into regular LEGO builds?

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75525 Baze Malbus

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That head… looks like they popped the head of a completely unrelated doll and put it on this. Too clean, not scruffy enough.

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75524 Chirrut Imwe

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Um… should not have pupils that are so defined…

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

[Toy Fair 2017] Marvel Super Heroes


We’re getting into my favorite lines at this point… so hopefully there’s a lot of new stuff here to excite! We are getting our first looks at the Spider-man Homecoming sets, the Guardians of the Galaxy sets, and the new regular sets. There will be a couple of sets for Thor: Ragnorok, but they were not on display.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | Episode VIII, LEGO Star Wars, News, Rebels, Rogue One, Star Wars, The Force Awakens

[Toy Fair 2017] Star Wars

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Several LEGO Star Wars sets on display. Several of these will be available in a couple of weeks on March 1st, with the rest showing up June 1st. See the set pictures below the fold! One note, the Advent Calendar is at the end, so if you don’t want to see what they phoned in this year, watch your scrolling.

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Nick Martin| February 18th, 2017 | News, The LEGO Batman Movie

[Toy Fair 2017] The LEGO Batman Movie

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Of course, there are several more sets to come for the LEGO Batman Movie (and hopefully they keep that up for awhile, so many possibilities). All of these sets are scheduled to hit stores on June 1st, so start saving your quarters.

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