Saturday, February 23, 2019
New LEGO Ideas Sets Announced
While we've been busy putting together all of our Toy Fair coverage, the LEGO Ideas Team has announced the results of the second 2018 review period
. Two of the submissions are being turned into LEGO sets: Steamboat Willie by szabomate90 and The Central Perk Coffee of Friends by Mric76! I'll admit I'm not as excited for either of these like I was for more recent Ideas like Voltron and the Saturn V, but I still look forward to seeing how they're translated into actual sets. It will still be a while until we see what those designs look like, so until then head over to the Talkback and let us know what you think of the news!
Friday, February 22, 2019
[Source: Chocolate Frogs]
LEGO Movie 2: Make and Take Event at Barnes & Noble
Tomorrow, February 23rd, at 2 PM, Barnes & Noble will be hosting an event to celebrate the release of The LEGO Movie 2. The event will center around building a mini version of Emmet's Dream House / Rescue Rocket, and participants will also get to take home a free poster. You can read more about the event and sign up for it here
, but be warned that the building kits and posters will be limited to the first 100 people to show up. If you have a participating store in your area, it could be worth checking out.
LEGO and cars have gone hand-in-hand ever since they made a wheel piece, setting them on track to be the world's largest manufacturer of tires. Kids everywhere make "vroom vroom" noises while pushing their blocky vehicles across the floor, and admittedly us adults do too. LEGO has announced another such car to excite your onomatopoeia and imagination, the 1960's Ford Mustang. It's quite a step up from colorful bricks of our younger days, featuring all kinds of curves along blue bodywork and white racing stripes. Available March 1, read on for the press release and plenty of photos of the latest addition to the LEGO car scene.
continues to make officially-licensed LEGO-themed clocks and watches. Their newest offerings celebrate 20 years of LEGO Star Wars, but they have plenty of other recent additions to their catalog, including items based on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. While they did have a few items in the booth that we could not photograph, we were able to get you photos of the booth and most of their current line - read on for more!
Thursday, February 21, 2019
News flash - lots of people play videogames these days, and those games are some of the hottest properties out there. As we walked around the show floor, there was a LOT of Fortnite, Overwatch, Minecraft, and other games turned into statues, action figures, bobble heads, shirts, bags, and more. Fortunately for LEGO, they've managed to strike deals with two of those three giant titles, and sets based on Minecraft and Overwatch were on display. Read on to see what they have to offer!
The LEGO Friends and LEGO Disney themes continue to produce new sets based on the minidoll characters. Although there weren't any new sets from the themes on Display, they included a full display of the current sets from 2019. Read on to see what these sets have to offer.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
I believe City is the longest-running LEGO play theme at this point, so I imagine it must be hard to come up with new ideas and designs year after year. Despite that, I think the team has done a great job of mixing things up, taking familiar vehicles and giving them some fantastic builds and new features. To get an overview of the current wave of sets, read on!
Livestream Building with some Staffies Tonight
Tonight on BZPower's Youtube
channel, join staff ChocolateFrogs and Ta-metru_defender as they host a live build of sets new and/or old. The stream starts at 9 PM EST, and promises to hold the tradition of being fun and witty like past streams and Build and Banter. What are we building? TMD is TBD, but vote on what CF's hands will be piecing together on Twitter
. We hope to see you in the comments tonight.
LEGO Ideas Flintstones Now Available
The just announced Flintstones set from LEGO Ideas has been released for VIP members on Shop at Home
. Accompanying the release is a short video on LEGO's Facebook
showing off the set and having some fun with the characters in classic situations. Not a VIP member? Signing up is free and easy, so there is really no excuse.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Scouting For Bricks Registration is Open, Tickets Available Now
On Saturday, May 4th from 11 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 11 AM to 5 PM, you can see BioniLUG members' models (and other LEGO-related displays) at the Woodgrove High School in Purcellville, Virginia. Tickets
are available now through April 30th at $5 each, and will cost $7 each after that (children under 3 go free). Builders can also register
to exhibit their own models at this event.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Like most of the themes at the LEGO display at Toy Fair this year, all of the Technic sets we saw are already available on store shelves. We still did our best to get some pictures of them, however, so we could share with you. To see what we saw from this advanced building playtheme, read on!
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, Mbriks
had a colorful booth at Toy Fair 2019 showing how their magnetic bricks work with LEGO. These bricks have reasonable magnetic strength in any direction (even studs-to-studs) thanks to a patent-pending enclosure that allows the magnet to move inside the bricks as needed. The sets are currently available online
at $12 for four bricks, but if their booth at Toy Fair gets the right attention, we may see them in stores soon too. While the bricks look much more impressive in person, we've got photos from their booth below the jump.
Star Wars was one of the few themes at Toy Fair this year to have some sets that aren't currently on store shelves, and even some set which hadn't been announced before! We have pictures of everything including the Star Wars Resistance sets, new playsets, 20th anniversary sets, and more. Sadly there were no Episode IX models and buildable figures were nowhere in sight. But there was still plenty of cool stuff to check out!
At Toy Fair 2019, the LEGO booth had Jurassic World 75937 Triceratops Revenge on display. BZPower was able to get hands-on with this teacups ride play feature from the set. This another clever use of the new gear elements LEGO released this year and a fun new addition to the larger category of LEGO amusement park rides. Click through to view the short clip of this fun play feature!
The Pixar movie that started it all with the help of Disney, Toy Story
, has its fourth installment coming out this summer. As shown yesterday
, LEGO Juniors sets for the film are coming in April. Sets have been revealed at Toy Fair, containing favorite classic characters and a few new ones too. Read on to see some up-close shots of the carnival-filled sets.
BZPower's time at Toy Fair has come and gone once again, which means now it's time to sift through the pictures, notes, video, press releases, and more to share with everyone! To make it easy to find everything, we're posting this landing page to collect all of the appropriate stories in one place. To see everything we saw at Toy Fair 2019, read on!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
This morning at Toy Fair LEGO is officially unveiling the latest LEGO Ideas set. There have been some teasers but now it's time for the real thing - 21316 The Flintstones is here! BZPower has the press release and images for everyone to check out, so read on!
As Toy Fair news starts to trickle in, we can expect lots of pictures of the various new sets on display. But first, we have high res pictures of the new Toy Story 4 sets to show off! There are four sets at various price points featuring characters both new and old. Read on for some pictures and basic information, and stay tuned to BZPower for more Toy Fair 2019 news!
Friday, February 15, 2019
New York Toy Fair is practically here and LEGO is making a bunch of announcements in advance of the show. Right now they've let us know that their partnership with Universal is continuing, and not only will we be getting more Jurassic World sets, we'll be getting a thirteen episode animated series entitled LEGO Jurassic World: Legends of Isla Nublar, set before the first Jurassic World film. The four sets (and presumably the show) are releasing this fall and feature a plethora of dinosaurs to create your own prehistoric theme park. For the press release, set images and details, read on!
Thursday, February 14, 2019
[Source: The LEGO Group]
Today at New York Toy Fair, LEGO officially announced a spooky new LEGO theme coming this August! According to the press release
, LEGO Hidden Side
is designed for ages 7 and up, and includes eight sets that transform from everyday locations and vehicles in teen bloggers Jack and Parker's hometown of Newbury into the spooky haunted versions that appear at night. There is also a LEGO Hidden Side augmented reality (AR) mobile app coming to iOS and Google Play, which lets you look at the set through the camera and physically interact with its play features (as demonstrated in this 60-second video
) to bring the adventure to life, help uncover the town's secrets, and catch the hidden ghosts! A teaser site
for the theme has also been launched. Follow the links above or read on to check out the video and full press release!
The LEGO Movie 2 Releases on Top
It's been a week since The LEGO Movie 2: The Second part opened in theaters and so far it's spent that time on the top of the box office charts. It made over $34 million in the US on it's opening weekend, but as Box Office Mojo reports
, that was a good deal short of the $50 to 55 million that Warner Bros. was expecting. I've seen many theories thrown around for why it didn't do as well as hoped such as bad weather and franchise fatigue, but we'll have to wait and see how it does in the long haul. With Alita: Battle Angel coming out this weekend and How to Train Your Dragon 3 the weekend after, it certainly has some stiff competition. What did you think of the film? Any plans to see it again? Let us know in the Talkback!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Ninjago Livestream Spinning Your Way
Tonight at 9 PM EST, BZP Staff Reporters xccj and ChocolateFrogs will be livebuilding some new Spinjitzu sets. Join us as we dig into Cole, Zane, Lloyd and Garmadon Spinjitzu and get things moving. We'll probably build a few other things as time permits, and discuss anything LEGO that suits our fancy (including a new movie WB made, you might have heard? We'll keep it spoiler-free.). See you tonight.
LEGO Ideas Flintstones Set Reveal Coming Soon
Earlier this week, the LEGO Ideas "The Flintstones" Teaser Trailer
appeared on the LEGO FanTube channel, giving a very brief glimpse at the upcoming set based on the modern stone-age family. With a promise of "Coming Soon" on the drive-in movie screen, I'm not sure if that just means we'll get more pictures and details soon, or if the set will be showing up on store shelves in the near future. If I had to guess though, we'll be seeing the model make an appearance at New York Toy Fair this coming Saturday. Are you excited for this classic show to make the transition to LEGO? Let us know in the Talkback!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
With The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part now in theaters and New York Toy Fair less than a week away, LEGO has decided to lift the lid on some of the second wave of sets for the film, releasing this May. If you haven't seen the movie yet and want to know as little as possible about it, you might want to steer clear, but for everyone else, we've got hi-res pictures and details for three sets from various points in the story. Read on to see what's coming next!
What a Silly Idea
What happens when Hahli the Matoran finds a dormant but intact Vahki in the ruins of Onu-Metru? Well I can't tell you, or else that would spoil Nuparu's Folly
by Dane, an epic written for the 2018 BZPower Fanfic Exchange for AceGreenLegend. Go give a read of what's been posted so far and then let him know what you think in the review topic
. There's a lot of other awesome epics and short stories that have been posted from the Fanfic Exchange, so make sure you go check them out as well. There's sure to be something that strikes your fancy!
Monday, February 11, 2019
LEGO Movie 2 Soundtrack Available to Buy and Listen To Now
In conjunction with The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part debuting in theaters this past weekend, the soundtrack with all of the catchy songs (including Catchy Song) is now available! You can purchase digital or physical copies at for favorite retailer such as Amazon
or listen on various streaming services. In addition, more official videos have been uploaded on YouTube, which Screen Rant has kindly collected
. Be warned that some of the lyrics might be considered minor spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie you might want to hold off listening to them until you do. These songs are all stuck inside my head!
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Turkish Airlines Safety Video: The Second Part
Last summer Turkish Airlines released a safety video
featuring characters from the LEGO movies and now with the release of The LEGO Movie 2 they've done it again. Go watch the new video
to see what happens when Batman takes over as director and takes them on a globe-trotting adventure! It's a fun watch, and a nice way to kill the time in between going to see The LEGO Movie 2 again and again.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Quick LEGO Movie 2 Live Build Tomorrow
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is out in theaters! To celebrate, we're going to do a quick live build tomorrow at 3 PM Eastern over on the BZPower YouTube channel
. We have a couple of little sets, a polybag, and some trading cards to go through, so it shouldn't take too long. We'll still be giving stuff away though, so come join the fun!
Welcome Behind Apocalypseburg
Earlier this month, the largest set announced so far in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part theme was released to the joy of many fans and the dismay of their wallets. If you'd like to learn more about 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!, you should check out the designer video
where LEGO Designer Justin Ramsden goes through the design process and shows off a lot of the awesome details. Go give it a watch to learn more about what does into making a set of this scale!