- Lego accused of muscling in on fans after BrickLink takeover
- LEGO Movie 2 Mini Figures
- Best Lego Sets to Play Today
- The best Star Wars Lego sets
- Poe's Resistance X-Wing (Kit: 75102)
- Yoda's Jedi Starfighter (Kit: 75168)
- Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike (Kit: 75532)
- Cloud-Rider Swoop bike (Kit: 75215)
- Krennic's Imperial Shuttle (Kit: 75176)
- AT-ST Walker (Kit: 75153)
- Duel on Naboo (Kit: 75169)
- Kylo Ren's TIE fighter (Kit: 75179)
- Rey's Speeder (Kit: 75099)
- Carbon-Freezing Chamber (Kit: 75137)
- Hoth Medical Chamber (Kit: 75203)
- Sandcrawler (Kit: 75220)
- Slave I ship (Kit: 75060)
- Death Star Final Duel (Kit: 75093)
- Millennium Falcon (Kit: 75212)
Lego accused of muscling in on fans after BrickLink takeover
For 20 years the website BrickLink has been the best kept secret in Legoland, used by superfans to track down those elusive missing pieces and trade coveted minifigures for big profits.
Nicknamed CrackLink, it is the world’s largest online community of adult brick fans – called AFOLs [adult fan of Lego] in Legospeak – who, with more than a week’s pocket money to burn, are important customers for the world’s biggest toy company.
But last month online brickhead forums and blogs lit up after it was announced that the Danish toymaker had taken over the site, giving it a foothold in this lucrative secondhand market and a chance to see inside the heads of a passionate fanbase.
The fallout from the deal, for an undisclosed sum, has seen Lego accused of “muscling in” on fan culture and concerns voiced that the ownership change will result in higher brick prices. With 600m listings, elements tend to be 10-20p cheaper on BrickLink than Lego’s own spares service.
Adam White, editor of the Bricksfanz site, said fans’ reaction had been mostly negative. “It’s because BrickLink was an independent platform,” he explained.
“Lego has its own part ordering service, but it sets the prices and the range is not as big.
People are asking: are prices going to go up? I don’t think Lego is a big bad corporate but everyone thinks this is about cleaning up in the secondhand market.”
Today Lego is as ly to be on an adult’s Christmas list as a child’s.
The brand has enjoyed big hits this year with models inspired by TV shows such as Friends – the Central Perk cafe, which comes with a 4cm high plastic Ross and Rachel, has been a blockbuster success – and Stranger Things.
The toymaker has also released a mindfulness book called Build Yourself Happy: The Joy of Lego Play, with John Lewis reporting sales of premium sets – such as the 6,000-piece Taj Mahal – up 25% in 2019 as more Britons discover or rediscover bricks.
But many adult Lego fans prefer free play, creating elaborate models (my own creation or MOC in Lego parlance] that belong on an episode of Lego Masters.
They sell instructions for these unofficial sets, which range from an epic “Hogwarts diorama” to souped up Batmobiles.
There are close to 20,000 MOC designs listed on BrickLink and fans fear this unauthorised creativity is vulnerable with “Big Brother” watching.
But Lego, which sells £4bn worth of plastic bricks a year, has batted away such concerns. Owning BrickLink is about “strengthening” ties with its 1.1 million members not destroying them – not least given the company’s overarching goal of fostering creativity.
Lego’s chief marketing officer, Julia Goldin, says the site will continue to run independently from its US base. “It has been a very effective marketplace, so you don’t want to interfere with that,” she explained. “We will always listen to fans. This is about getting much closer and understanding what the community needs in order to continue expanding and thriving.”
Lego, which is controlled by the billionaire Kristiansen family, was forced into a major rethink in 2017 after suffering a rare slump in sales and profits. The Billund-based company confessed it had become too bureaucratic and its product development poor at a time when the toy industry is battling the internet for kids’ attention.
The toymaker has been investing in “digital play experiences”, such as the Hidden Side series which combines its plastic bricks with an augmented reality app – effectively enabling children to bring their models to life. Recent toy sales suggest Lego is back on song, with Harry Potter-themed sets and a £160 Land Rover Defender kit among the most sought after toys this Christmas.
Lego’s 2017 wake-up call may explain the company’s interest in a niche site BrickLink which was started in 2000 by Dan Jezek (an AFOL who wanted to find others).
In 2013 the site was sold to NXMH, a business owned by the Korean entrepreneur Jung-Ju ‘Jay’ Kim.
The scale of transactions on the site is not known but over the years it has grown in stature, building a network of 10,000 sellers in 70 countries.
The jury is still remains out though. “This is terrible news,” writes Peppermint_M, in a thread on the Eurobricks forum. “Nothing good can come of a monopoly on brick sources.” Another suggests it could spell restrictions for sellers and “might make many of them close their shops”.
But Minifigforlife owner Andrew Watts, who has been selling on BrickLink for nearly 17 years, is sanguine about the deal.
Yes it gives Lego a stake in the secondhand market, he says, but eBay and are far bigger markets for used bricks.
He suggests the biggest prize is the treasure trove of data provided by the site’s passionate users – and also sees room for improvement because the site is hard for the uninitiated to use.
“Secondhand sales to AFOLs will give Lego quality data about what sells and how often,” says Watts. “This information can improve its knowledge of what is popular and to perhaps bring back parts and themes that they had written off.”
There have been skirmishes between Lego and the strident AFOL community before, Watts adds. In 2004 Lego tweaked the colour of grey and brown bricks to make them more appealing to the children: “To this date this has been the change that infuriated the community the most.”
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LEGO Movie 2 Mini Figures
LEGO THE LEGO MOVIE 2 Minifigures 71023 Building Kit (1 Minifigure)
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“This is a great series of figures.” – by Peter Shermeta (Rochester, MI)
This series celebrates The Lego Movie 2 and has 20 figures. Each comes packaged individually in a blind bag.
Here is the list of possible figures in this set:-Awesome Remix Emmet-Battle-Ready Lucy (A/K/A Wyldstyle)-Apocalypse Benny (the astronaut)-Giraffe Guy (probably my favorite individual figure in the set)-Crayon Girl-Sherry Scratchen-Post & Scarfield (her cat)-Hula Lula-Watermelon Dude-Flashback Lucy-The Swamp Creature-Candy Rapper-Gone Golfin' President Business (the golf club accessory is wonderful)-Apocalypseburg Abe (yes, this is a steam punk Abe Lincoln!)-Vest Friend Rex (the baby blue raptor is a must have)-Kitty Pop-Dorothy Gale & Toto-Cowardly Lion-Scarecrow-Tin Man-UnikittyThe bag I received had Unikitty. She is certainly a fan-favorite character from both movies. She is a series of pieces instead of a figure.
It is hard to choose a favorite from this set, but as mentioned above, I probably lean towards the giraffe. We have some of the different animal-costume figures from previous sets and … full review
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“Great figures great seller” – by J. Marchessault (New York)
My son is a huge LEGO enthusiast. He loves to build and most of all he loves the mini figures. The Brick Dudes has the best selection of mini figures and they are great to work with.
The figures are as advertised and this will be a GREAT gift for his birthday.
We are going to see the LEGO Movie 2 tomorrow night at the Flix Brewhouse, and he is getting those amazing LEGO movie 2 mini figures!
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“Easy to Build fun set” – by Patrick (Des Moines, WA, United States)
We got this set for our 6 year old son who loves building and playing with Legos. He has especially been interested in collecting all of the Lego Movie 2 sets and this was the perfect addition to the collection. He said it was very simple to build, almost too easy for him.
It comes with a banana, Wild Style, Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi, General Sweet Mayhem, and a horse that can turn into a pink blob. Although the movie isn't out yet, you can see some of these characters in the trailer and he has enjoyed being able to play with the set.
This is a smaller set but at a good price point (keeping in mind this is Legos). We have been happy with it!
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“It's a classic lego set” – by Jeff ten Bosch (New Jersey)
I got this for my son and asked him to write the review. Here is what he wrote:Before I start, because this is a 2 in 1 set, I only built the house, so this review will be on that. To begin, this is one of the best sets to come out by the Lego Movie 2 line! I love the classic style of the original lego type houses.
It is a very nostalgic set for all Lego lovers! Before I even talk about the set, the characters (Emmet, Lucy, Rex Dangervest, Unikitty, and Planty) are all very well detailed. They are one of the best parts of the sets!
On the exterior of the house, there are many components that give it detail.
My personal favorite is the architecture used for the back giant window of the house. I love Lego’s creativity! … full review
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“Great Batman, MetalBeard less so” – by MF10 (Cumberland, MD USA)
LEGO Movie 2 set 70836 includes a battle-ready Batman minifig and throne accessory, MetalBeard in pirate ship form, a Maddox minifig, a star and some accessories.At 168 pieces, this set for the upcoming Lego Movie 2 series is a quick, easy build.
The highlight for us this set was the Batman minifig in battle armor, soft goods cape, painted suit details, removable helmet and yellow utility belt.While the MetalBeard crab/pirate build is fine, we were slightly disappointed with the ability to stand on the sword legs and peg after completion. He loses balance too easily.
All in all, it’s a decent set for the Batman and Maddox if you are getting some other sets for the series or have Lego Batman sets from the prior series to play with.
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“Ages 4+ – Special One Piece Base for Vehicles!” – by Olivia (NJ)
We have been Lego fans for many years and this set certainly doesn't disappoint! I love the age group 4+ with their special one piece base. It certainly makes it easier for the younger kids to actually play with their vehicles they have built.
The same bases can always be used to create anything their imagination allows.The 4+ Legos are similar in to the Lego Junior line. I the 4+ Legos because there seems to be less confusion regarding the size of the brick. These are totally compatible with all regular Lego bricks.
The only difference with the 4+ age group Legos is that these are easier to build and have the one piece vehicle bases. They are a great way to enter the world of Legos once they outgrow their Duplos.
If you don't already own Legos, you will quickly learn that their directions are … full review
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“Creative Lego set” – by DF
This is a really creative set. A lot of reviewers are concerned about the apparently fluctuating price. I'd say this set is worth about $45 to be consistent with movie branded sets that are similar in functionality and creativity.
As the movie comes out, the price will probably go down.
The spaceship is a unique design, and has a unique feature (dispensing stickers). It has a cool cockpit, and a special chamber for storage or prisoners.
Even without seeing the movie yet, it's a silly, fun toy that is well designed, with a pleasing front door and many specialized pieces. It wasn't exactly difficult to build, but was hard to wrap my mind around until nearly completed.
Kids will be able to build this, but will probably have to retrace a few steps. You do get a lego separator tool, which helps a … full review
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“YES! A SET THAT WILL ACTUALLY GET USED MORE THAN ONCE!” – by KWJ (Los Angeles)
It's so hard to buy a good mixture of blocks to supplement a kid's LEGO collection. Believe me: I've looked. I live with a LEGO family – husband loves the Architecture line, toddler's into Duplo, eight-year-old just wants to be challenged.
This set was a good addition to his collection. Here's why:It's been hard to get him sets that are affordable and still offer him a challenge. The big ones are pricy and so many of the sets have such specific little pieces that they don't get repurposed much.
They end up getting used once and then just collect dust.
This is so much better! My son can do so many things with this. In fact, I store it in a plastic container so we can take it on the road with us. He can use these pieces to customize his other sets or create new things.
He even used these … full review
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“Love it!” – by Xina143 (VA USA)
I LOVE Legos, I admit it. My 11 year old s to collect them-especially the minifigures, and I love to build them-so it's a total win/win in our house. He's excited for the new movie to drop in a week or so, as such these new Lego Movie sets are popular in our house.
I'll say it, this one was actually one of the harder builds, while not the biggest set we've built this one had some challenges with the shocks on the buggy-maybe a bit difficult for little hands, but if you follow the directions you'll get it done. This took me about 45 minutes to build-not too bad considering all the little components.
From my 11 year old: I it, but putting the characters in is kind of hard. If you take the top off, it isn't bad though. It is a good lego … full review
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“Unique and Inspirational” – by Elly (Oregon)
The LEGO Movie 2 Emmet’s Thricycle! 70823 Building Kit my kids a lot! It is themed to the movie and great for play and for collectors of the film!This kit is a really fun build.
It has 173 Pieces that together make up Emmet's Thricycle, fuel stations, alien invader, Planty, Emmet minifigure. The kit has a catapult function, the cycle can stand on it's own upward, the alien can chomp up and down and spin its eyeball as prompted.
The instructions were very clear and easy to follow from start to finish. Specific pieces were separated for ease in clear plastic type bags in normal LEGO fashion.
My son age 8 and daughter age 10 put this set together in a reasonable amount of time.
They had no problem whatsoever putting the kit together at all and were even able to place the stickers on specific blocks. If a child is … full review
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The best Star Wars Lego sets
The best Star Wars Lego sets are enough to make any fan squeal with glee unless they have hearts of frozen carbonite. Scenes from a galaxy far, far away in adorable miniature form? Shut the front door.
There are a ton of kits on offer, so we’ve narrowed it down to the ones we the most for this list. We’ve also included the top deals, savings, and bargains to get you started.
Because the only thing better than Lego is cheaper Lego.
Besides being an all-ages treat to put together, the best Star Wars Lego sets allow you to build a memento of your favorite characters and scenes.
No matter whether you want a kit from The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, or one of the many animated TV shows, there’ll be something that caters to you.
Just be careful; when you see a set that’s oddly expensive, it’s worth checking to see if there’s a newer version available. This is certainly the case with the Millenium Falcon and the Death Star.
Not done with Star Wars merch yet? Check out our guide to the best Star Wars t-shirts here. We’ve also got details on how to watch Star Wars movies online if you want to catch up before The Rise of Skywalker.
Poe's Resistance X-Wing (Kit: 75102)
One of the earliest Lego sets announced to tie into The Force Awakens, this model of Poe Dameron’s X-Wing is a great medium-sized kit, that’s a pretty impressive size despite only being 717 pieces.
It cannot be denied that his classy ride is one of the *coolest* in the galaxy, and part of that is down to the sleek, chassi- wait, what am I saying? There are two reasons Poe’s X-Wing rocks: 1) it comes in his signature colours of orange and black and 2) it includes a BB-8 minifig that has his own seat behind Poe. Oh, sorry, there’s a 3) the Poe minifig has stubble. No, I’m serious.
Yoda's Jedi Starfighter (Kit: 75168)
The allure of some Star Wars Lego kits is quite simple: you’ve seen the movie, and fancy recreating a scene and perhaps tweaking a detail or two (Kylo Ren being permanently shirtless, for example).
The nifty thing about this set is that its on-screen equivalent hasn’t yet featured in any of the live-action films, but instead, debuted in The Clone Wars TV show.
The set includes both a Yoda and R2-D2 minifig, and the best part – the actual Starfighter which has folding wings, spring-loaded shooters, and a couple of laser cannons for good measure. This might work well alongside Poe’s X-Wing, as a 'fantasy Force' type of Rebellion fleet. Just sayin’.
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Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike (Kit: 75532)
The final instalment in the original trilogy remains a little hit and miss for fans. Don’t let that spoil the best part of the movie – the Battle of Endor, which inspired this Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike set.
What’s most intriguing about it is the decision to do away with the typical minifigure and to instead pop in a large-scale figurine. While many larger figs are a bit of a disappointment, the Scout Trooper is an exception, making this a must-have set.
Well, the speeder bike is a blast too, fitted with arm and foot rests for the Trooper and a couple of spring-loaded shooters.
Cloud-Rider Swoop bike (Kit: 75215)
Arguably the coolest character in Solo: A Star Wars Story – after Han, of course – is Enfys Nest. Sure, her intentions aren’t clear, but that doesn’t detract from her badassery, especially when she’s cruising on her swoop bike and making life difficult for Tobias Beckett.
This brand spankin’ new Lego set is inspired by their tussle, and while not a mammoth build, it features two detailed swoop bikes for construction. If that wasn’t enticing enough, this battle scene comes with a series of minifigs including Enfys Nest, Weazel – both of whom snap into the cockpits! – and Beckett.
It’s obviously up to you who makes away with the coaxium.
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Krennic's Imperial Shuttle (Kit: 75176)
Is Krennic the biggest douche in Rogue One? Most ly, yes. That doesn’t make building his Imperial Shuttle any less fun though. This monstrous set will have you soon wondering where the hours have gone, as the pile of bricks quickly comes to resemble Krennic’s ship with its unusual design… a bit its owner, then.
According to Star Wars lore, he selected the ship due to his love of unusual geometry, which is perhaps the most random piece of Star Wars trivia I’ve ever heard. In any case, this looks super sleek once you’ve got it assembled, featuring folding wings, side-armored panels, and an opening front.
it comes complete with a decent haul of minifigs too including Krennic, a K-2S0 droid, two Imperial Death Troopers, Pao, and Bodhi Rook.
AT-ST Walker (Kit: 75153)
With a solid 4.5-star rating on Amazon from over 300 customers, the AT-ST walker is a solid bet for your Lego collection. It’s hard to imagine even having a Star Wars Lego collection without one of these towering all-terrain vehicles.
Where the Resistance has their iconic transport – the X-Wing – the Empire’s unmistakable two-legged creation might not be as well known as the bigger AT-AT but damn this set is just as much fun to build.
The kit comes with a Rebel Trooper, Baze Malbus and a AT-ST driver minifig, and clocks in at 449 pieces, making it a fun construction that won’t take days to complete. Hurrah!
Duel on Naboo (Kit: 75169)
Just try and tell me you don't hear THAT theme play in your head as soon as you see this set. Capturing the now-iconic battle between Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn, it's a wicked little set that's also very affordable.
Kylo Ren's TIE fighter (Kit: 75179)
While he’s a rather mixed-up fellow, on account of having (SPOILER ALERT!) murdered his own dad and now having second thoughts about his future as the leader of the Evil Empire, Kylo Ren’s got a lot on his mind.
What he doesn’t have to worry about is how he’s gonna blast away at the Resistance, due to his uber-badass TIE fighter craft, that’s one of the very best Lego sets from The Last Jedi.
At 630 pieces, it’s a decent-length build, that looks top notch when complete, what with its red-tinted cockpit windows (well, he *is* evil) and trigger-activated spring shooters, you can’t really grumble!
Rey's Speeder (Kit: 75099)
Spritely, fast, and cheap. That sums up Rey’s speeder and this nifty, well-loved Lego kit. If you’re after a simple set that’s easy to put together and looks great on the shelf alongside your AT-AT bookends, then this is for you.
Rey’s beat-up mode of transport debuts in The Force Awakens, where she putters across Jakku on it, scuttling away whatever she scavenges inside its storage compartment. Lucky for you, this Lego set is a loyal recreation of that clunky ride.
It includes a storage hatch to hide away your tiny treasures along with a side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars. Oh, and a Rey minifig too. Well, who’d drive it?
Carbon-Freezing Chamber (Kit: 75137)
Look, everyone got a bit choked up during *that scene* in Empire. No, no, not the “I love you – I know” bit, I mean where Han gets frozen in carbonite.
A simple, to-the-point Lego build, it’s nevertheless worthwhile because of how damn cool it looks when it’s all put together.
You can send the Boba Fett minifig up in the elevator, so he can keep an eye on Han (although, he’s in carbonite, so he’s not up to much) and use the freeze function to switch from regular to frozen Han.
Or, if you’re feeling creative, thanks to the inclusion of both types of Han minifig, you could re-enact a version of Empire wherein the timeline splinters in two. Yes, in this world there are two versions of Han, which, would technically mean there’s still one running around despite perishing in The Force Awakens. Well, just a thought…
Hoth Medical Chamber (Kit: 75203)
Starfighters, X-wings, freighters, shuttles – they all lend themselves to the Lego treatment. This set, one of a new batch recently announced, does away with all that. This badboy gives you the chance to encounter the medical facilities of a galaxy far, far away.
Heck, the tagline is “Save Luke Skywalker! Rush him to the Hoth Medical Center for treatment!” It’s one of the more unusual builds out there, hence its huge appeal. Based around The Empire Strikes Back, it has a load of fun, playable features once you’re all set up, including a rotating examination chair, a bed, a chair, and a, uh, wash station.
Alright, so it’s a Lego hospital. But this is STILL Star Wars: it also comes with a medical assistance droid!
Sandcrawler (Kit: 75220)
While brown isn’t the most glamourous of colours, bringing to mind things mud and stick insects, when we’re talking about the gigantic Sandcrawlers, it doesn’t really matter. See, that’s what makes this immense Lego kit so much fun – its simplicity.
This is a big brown tank with droids and Jawas. What’s not to love? Normally seen attempting to make their way across the impenetrable dunes of Tatooine, this kit makes for a really fun day of construction. At over 1000 pieces, it may take you a while.
Slave I ship (Kit: 75060)
Despite having hardly any screentime whatsoever in the original trilogy, Fett is now getting his own spin-off and who knows how many more sequels down the line. Interestingly, Fett’s Slave I ship is just as iconic as the bit player himself, hence it receiving the Lego treatment.
This model ain’t no half-hour job, either. It comes with 1996 pieces! In fact, of all the Star Wars Lego sets out there, this is one of the more ambitious, and feels surprisingly hefty once completed.
Plus, with its red and green bricks, it looks impressive as all get-out, especially compared to most black and grey Lego kits in the Star Wars universe.
Death Star Final Duel (Kit: 75093)
Okay, okay, so maybe I was wrong before when I said the best part of Jedi was the Battle of Endor. This kit includes everything you need to recreate one of the movie’s best scenes – the final confrontation between Luke, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
For saying it’s not a massive set (724 pieces), it’s packed with loads of cool features that make it one of the most endlessly playable sets, instead of being static once complete. The throne room actually opens out, which is a nice touch, letting all five minifigs into the space.
There’s a Force jump function for Luke, collapsing stairs and bridge, and a lovely shaft for you to push Palpatine down.
Millennium Falcon (Kit: 75212)
To coincide with the recent release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lego issued a brand new version of the Millennium Falcon. Known as the Kessel Run edition, this set of bricks is undoubtedly the same ship we know and love, yet its much fresher and new.
That’ll be on account of Han not having battered the crap it during the Kessel Run. Marvel at the bright colours – the bricks for the main body of the ship are white, not grey the 75105 The Force Awakens version – and the spot where the escape pod sits.
young Han, Chewie, Qi’ra, young Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite and a Kessel Operations Droid, plus a DD-BD droid.
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