We caught the announcements of the first Guardians of the Galaxy set and the CUUSOO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 as they hit the interwebs as Toy Fair kicked off. LEGO was kind enough to send official press releases and hi-res pics for those sets and more. Some highlights from LEGO:
- THE LEGO MOVIE is currently the #1 movie in America and additionally, we announced a new set coming out in March, MetalBeard’s Sea Cow. This massive, highly detailed set will be sure to turn heads as when built, contains 2,741 pieces and even includes Emmet’s iconic double-decker couch.
- The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced new LEGO Star Wars sets based on the upcoming Star Wars Rebels television series, launching this fall on the Disney channel. Additionally, the announcement coincides with the 15th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars collection, the first licensed property ever to come to life in LEGO form.
- This morning, the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set was unveiled for the first time. Be careful, your friends might start calling you after seeing that you have this set because of the realistic details included, like the paranormal detection equipment and proton packs!
- The LEGO Group shared that they will have 3 sets based on the much anticipated movie, Guardians of the Galaxy coming out this summer. Right now we have only images and info for one of the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy products, so please stay tuned for updates in the coming months.
Read on for the official releases and pics!
70810 Metal Beard’s Sea Cow
Ages 14+ 2,741 Pieces
USD $249.99 – CAD $299.99
Help the heroes of “The LEGO® Movie” escape the Micro Managers on Metal Beard’s Sea Cow!
Shiver me timbers, the Micro Managers are approaching the heroes and Metal Beard aboard his wacky Sea Cow ship. Builders can role play climbing the mast to keep a look-out or fire the powerful cannons from the side of the ship to repel the Micro Managers — one has flick missiles and the other can shoot a net! Raise the anchors, spin the rear propellors and steer the ship to safety with a mini version of Metal Beard at the wheel. Plus, this is the only “The LEGO Movie” set that includes the famous double-decker couch. Includes 4 minifigures: Emmet, Wyldstyle, Vitruvius and Benny and 2 brick-build characters: Metal Beard and Queasy Kitty.
Metal Beard’s Sea Cow features chimney, 2 anchors, 4 back propellers, 2 huge side turbines, lanterns, 2 gold keys, 2 bottles, bottle with printed ship, box with 4 black coals, hammer, wrench, shovel, gold crowbar and a barrel with 2 rammers. Plus cannon and ammunition deck with 6 cannons and 2 boxes with cannon ammunition (12 pieces), and boiler room with 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords. Also features captain’s room with treasure chest containing 6 gold coins, 2 red jewels and 2 green jewels, 2 blueprints, 2 maps, globe, sextant, ink vial and quill, and a portrait of Metal Beard.
- Includes a cow with wings!
- Large Micro Manager features fold-up wings, hidden flick missiles, 2 claws & fold-down satellite dish
- Small Micro Manager features net shooter
- Take off the funnel to access the cannon and ammunition deck
- Open the top to access the captain’s cabin and check out the maps and treasure chest
- Open the doors to the boiler room to access the weapons
- Turn the exhaust to raise and lower the anchors
- Rotate the giant side turbines
- Place a minifigure on the fore mast to operate the mounted guns
- Keep a look-out from the crow’s nest
- Make the rear propellers spin and speed away
- Metal Beard’s Sea Cow measures over 22” (58cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide
- Large Micro Manager measures over 3” (9cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide
- Small Micro Manager (small) measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide
- Mini Metal Beard measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (13cm) deep, and 5” (13cm) wide
- Double-decker couch measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (10cm) wide and less than 1” (2cm) long
Available for sale only through LEGO channels beginning March 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone:
US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
When we learned that our flights were canceled and wouldn’t be able to rebook in time to make it to the LEGO event at Toy Fair, my wife took me to see the LEGO movie. It was some really great fun, and a made for marketing dream come true for LEGO. The Sea Cow was a pretty amazing vehicle in the movie, and now my wife is clamoring to get every version of Kitty, including the Queasy Kitty that comes with this massive set.
More LEGO Movie sets, including two with other versions of Kitty that my wife must have:
- MetalBeard’s Duel – $34.99 (US) – Ages 8+ – Available Now – 412 Pieces
- Lord Business’ Evil Lair – $69.99 (US) – Ages 8+ – Available Now – 738 Pieces
- Cloud Cuckoo Palace – – $19.99 (US) – Ages 7+ – Available Now – 197 Pieces
Here’s some info on LEGO Star Wars Rebels, which marks the 15th year of LEGO holding the Star Wars license:
New LEGO® Star Wars™ Building Sets Inspired by Upcoming Star Wars Rebels™ Television Series Land on August 1
-New sets coincide with the 15th anniversary of The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm Partnership-
NEW YORK, AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR (February 17, 2014) – LEGO Systems, Inc. today announced new LEGO® Star Wars™ products based on the all-new Star Wars Rebels™ animated television series scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel this fall before it appears regularly on Disney XD. The action-filled series is the highly anticipated follow-up to Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ and will introduce a cast of exciting new characters in the Star Wars universe. The new building sets were unveiled at a Disney Consumer Products event Monday, February 17 by Freddie Prinze, Jr., who stars as Kanan Jarrus in the new Star Wars Rebels series. The company presented him with a custom 2-foot tall replica of his minifigure made completely out of LEGO bricks by Master Builders.
LEGO Star Wars Rebels Building Sets Launch August 1
LEGO Star Wars The Ghost building set is based off of the Rebel heroes’ starship, The Ghost, which has dual cockpits, a 360-degree rotating turret, two spring-loaded shooters and ejecting escape pods. The building set features 929 pieces and several new LEGO minifigures with assorted tools including Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Zeb and a Stormtrooper™. Designed for ages 9 and up, the kit will retail for $89.99.
The second building set, LEGO Star Wars Phantom, is an attack shuttle that works in conjunction with The Ghost set. The two models can be combined and the Phantom model features 234 pieces and includes folding wings, tools and a detachable cockpit with cargo hold where pilot Ezra Bridger can store his cadet helmet and blaster. Ezra Bridger and his grumpy Droid companion, Chopper, are also brought to LEGO minifigure form. The set is designed for ages 7 and up and will retail for $24.99.
The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm Celebrate 15 Great Years Together
The introduction of LEGO Star Wars Rebels coincides with the 15th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars collection, the first licensed property ever to come to life in LEGO form. The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm partnership has produced a wide variety of iconic construction sets since the first toys were released in 1999. Through the years, the LEGO Star Wars toy brand has offered more than 300 unique building sets from the original trilogy and newer storylines.
The two LEGO Star Wars Rebels models join 23 other new LEGO Star Wars sets that will be introduced throughout the anniversary year, including such icons as the Snowspeeder™ and the Imperial Star Destroyer™. A new collection of Microfighters builds mini versions of Star Wars icons and each includes a collectible minifigure.
15 Years of LEGO Star Wars
Since its launch in 1999, LEGO Star Wars has connected generations of fans who grew up with the original Star Wars films and building with LEGO bricks to today’s children who discover the Star Wars universe through exciting new content and toys, making it one of the best examples of intergenerational play.
- More than 200 million LEGO Star Wars products have been sold in 15 years; last year, nearly 16 million sets were sold worldwide, equaling an average of 43,397 boxes per day, 1,808 boxes per hour and 30 boxes per minute
- 323 LEGO Star Wars sets have been created to date
- 600 LEGO Star Wars minifigures have been introduced to enhance creative fun and collectability
“The 1999 introduction of LEGO Star Wars marked the first time we partnered with a studio to bring someone else’s stories and characters to life, and our co-produced line of toys constitutes some of our best-selling and most beloved LEGO products around the world,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to be celebrating the 15th year of our successful partnership with Lucasfilm and we look forward to continuing to deliver a creative LEGO building experience for Star Wars fans of all ages for years to come.”
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About LEGO Systems, Inc.
LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: “Only the best is good enough.” Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com
LEGO, its logo, the brick & knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group.
About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world’s leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully-integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company’s global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties; Lucasfilm Animation, which is currently producing content for film and television, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CG-animated half-hour television series; and Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm’s entertainment properties and businesses. Additionally, Lucasfilm Singapore, produces digital animated content for film and television, as well as visual effects for feature films and multi-platform games. Lucasfilm’s motion-picture productions include three of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and more than 60 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm’s television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
STAR WARS, Star Wars: Rebels and related character names are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates.
©2014. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
We saw how 2014 is going to be a big year for Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series – this will also be a big year for Star Wars LEGO, with some awesome sets to be unveiled throughout the year.
I’ve pretty much decided that if my wife wants every version of Kitty from the LEGO Movie, I will get this Ghostbusters set to go along with my DeLorean Time Machine:
21108 LEGO® Ghostbusters™
Ages 12+ 508 pieces
USD $49.99 / CAD $59.99
Who ya gonna call? LEGO® Ghostbusters™!
Celebrate 30 years of ghostbusting action by building the iconic Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1 car out of LEGO® bricks. Selected by LEGO Cuusso members based on an original concept submitted by Brent Waller, a 3-D Environment Artist in the video game industry from Brisbane, Australia, this fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbusting ‘80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusters logo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures.
Set also includes a booklet containing building instructions, selected images and behind-the-scenes details about the classic Ghostbusters film. So if there’s something strange in your neighborhood, strap on your proton pack and get ready to help Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore bust some those ghosts! Four minifigures with proton packs included.
Ecto-1 vehicle measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.
Available for purchase beginning in June, 2014 at select toy retailers and via LEGO channels.
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LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.
About Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
Finally, here’s a much higher-res picture of the Guardians of the Galaxy Milano Spaceship Rescue set:
The Milano Spaceship Rescue – $74.99 (US) – Ages 8+ – Available in June 2014 – 665 Pieces
Two more GotG LEGO sets will hit around the same time as the Milano. I can only hope we’ll see a LEGO Rocket Raccoon and Groot in the mix. With the Marvel license, I’m wondering if we’ll see anything mutant-related, since we’ve got X-Men: Days of Future Past hitting theaters this summer. And on that note, it will be somewhat quieter on the DC Super Heroes front, with no movie support this year.
All in all, it could be a wallet-breaking year – especially if my wife’s really got the LEGO bug thanks to the LEGO Movie!