LEGO sent out a save-the-date email yesterday and outlined a major change in their booth. No products scheduled for the last half of the year will be shown, nothing “June or later” is what they said.
June or later. That leaves out sets based on Solo and any Star Wars sets that would have been released with the the fall assortment that usually comes out around August. If there are sets based on Ant-Man and The Wasp, Venom, or the animated Spider-Man film (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), we won’t be seeing those either. We MIGHT be able to see Ant-Man and The Wasp sets since the movie is out in mid-July and merchandise tie-ins tend to hit stores ahead of the release date, assuming of course, something is even made for the movie. On the DC front, if anything will be made for the Aquaman movie, those sets are also out.
On the brighter side, we should be able to see the full array of sets for Avengers Infinity War. And… that’s all I can think of for licensed sets.
Toy Fair 2018 is scheduled for February 17th through the 20th. The LEGO Preview party is scheduled for February 17th from 7am to 9am. FBTB will be there covering as much as possible. it’s a bit of a bummer that we won’t be seeing the full year’s worth of product, but maybe this is better. It’s always been a bit of a mad dash trying to photograph everything in the two hours time we’re allotted.
I apologize if news is a bit slow this week. I’ve been working on a couple of reviews at once. I wanted to take some fancy pictures for Nya’s Water Strider today, but I think I’m going to have to shoot that one tomorrow.