Upcoming Lego Minecraft Sets

Lego will be releasing 4 new Minecraft sets later this year. Here are the pics and details on the upcoming sets.

21119 – The Dungeon – $19.99

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21120 – The Snow Hideout – $34.99

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21121 – The Desert Outpost – $59.99

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21122 – The Nether Fortress – $79.99

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It’s looking like a great second wave for the Minecraft theme. I’m personally not into Miecraft, but I love that Snow Hideout set. I think I may pick that one up when it’s released.

Will you be buying any of these sets? Do you recognize any of the new minifigures from the game? Make sure and comment, I enjoy hearing your thoughts!

Lego Ninjago 2015

Ninjago returned in 2014 with many more boxes of uniquely designed sets. So far in 2015, we’ve seen lots more sets released. August 2015 will brung us even more sets from the Ninjago universe. This time, though, there are ghosts! Here are the box images of the upcoming sets.

70733 – Blaster Bikes – $19.99

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70734 Master Wu Dragon – $39.99

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70735 – Ronin R.E.X. – $49.99

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70737 – Titan Mech Battle – $59.99

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70736 – Attack of the Moro Dragon – $69.99

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70738 – Final Flight of Destiny’s Bounty – $119.99

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The Ninjago Videogame – Shadow of Ronin

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I love where the Ninjago line is going. It’s great to get new glow in the dark elements. Plus those little ghost creatures will looks great with my Ghostbusters set. 🙂 These are set to be released in August.

Thanks for reading. Make sure to write your thoughts on the upcoming sets in the comments. I love hearing from you!

Upcoming Lego City Sets

Lego City is returning to space this year with multiple new sets on City’s Space sub-theme. Of course there will be plenty of other sets that will be based here on earth, but here are images of just a few of the Summer 2015 City wave.

60077 – Space Starter Set – $9.99

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60078 – Utility Shuttle – $19.99

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60080 – Spaceport – $119.99

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60079 – Training Jet Transporter – $49.99

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These sets look great, its shaping up to be another great wave of Lego City sets. I do think the price of the Spaceport set is out of hand though. That was the one I was looking forward to the most, but I refuse to pay $119.99 for less than 600 pieces. I don’t know what drove the price up so high, but I couldn’t believe it when I saw the pricetag. But enough complaining. 🙂

Let me know how you feel about these upcoming sets? Will you be purchasing the Spaceport at over 20 cents a piece? I enjoy hearing from you!

New version of Boba Fett coming in Updated Character Encyclopedia

Star Wars Updated Character Encyclopedia

In April 2015, Lego will be releasing an updated version of its Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. There has been a lot of new figs released since the previous version was released in 2011. It will be great to see all the newer minifigures included within the pages of the book. The big news is the minifigure that will be in included with the book though. We will be getting a brand new exclusive version of Boba Fett. It’s a “prototype” version, which in my opinion, is very cool. We haven’t seen Boba Fett for a few years and it will be a nice fresh face for any Star Wars collector.

Prototype Boba Fett

Detective’s Office

One of the latest LEGO installments in the LEGO creator expert modular building series is the detective’s office. This lego set includes 6 minifigures. We have Detective Ace Brickman, Al the Barber, a random Dart Player, a random Pool Player, a Police Woman, and also a Mysterious Lady in Red. It is recommended for ages 16 and up, it includes 2262 pieces and is at a retail price of $159.99. It has 6 rooms which are a pool hall, barbershop, detective’s office, bathroom, kitchen, and a water tower. You can easily detach the floors and roof easily to get to each specific room. Each room has their own unique features as well. As your can see in the picture there is also a cat for all you cat lovers out there.

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Evolution of Lego Weapons

Lego makes weapons to include in almost all of its sets. I mean what good is a minifigure without an awesome weapon to go with it?

In the 40’s and 50’s Lego, a new and somewhat unknown brand, didn’t make plastic toys yet. They used wood instead. It was in that time period that Lego made its first weapon. It was an actual human-size wooden gun toy that looked like the below picture.

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It wasn’t until 1976 that Lego finally made a minifigure-scale weapon. It wasn’t really a gun, per say, it was just a simple 2×1 plate piece that was supposed to represent a gun. In 1978, Lego released the first specially-molded minifigure-scale weapons. The newly-designed pieces were included in a castle themed set that was simply named “Castle”.

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In 1989, Lego released its first molded gun piece. It was in a Pirate themed set called “Pirate’s Desert Island”. This marked a big leap forward in Lego weaponry. At this point Lego still hadn’t released any modern weaponry, and had policy against such “violent” toy parts. In 1996 that policy seemed to change a bit. A new Western line was released which included rifles and pistols. This marked another big leap forward in Lego’s weapons.

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Lego Star Wars was started in 1999 and this brought more challenges to Lego, who still wanted to keep the violence in sets to a minimum. That fact is a bit amusing considering “Wars” is literally in the name. In the 1999 sets, Lego included some brick-built blasters and, of course, lightsabers. In 2000, the real weapons began to make their way into the sets. Crossbows and spears began appearing.

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Lego weapons have continued to get better and better as time has gone on. Now days, Lego has a whole arsenal of weapons. The pictures below includes just a few of the weapons/accessories that Lego has made. Today, most guns and weapons come from licensed themes or Collectable Minifigure Series. The most notable addition in recent years, it the machine guns from the Indiana Jones line in 2008-2009.

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That’s all for now. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy this post. If you are looking for a blog about weapons and such, check out this link to a great blog!   https://historicalevolutionofweapons.wordpress.com