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Here's the latest offer from our friends over at Chowren Toys:
"Our October promotion for Brickset readers is The Lone Ranger polybag 30261 Tonto's Campfire NEW - All the readers need do, is enter promo code: TONTO30261 at the check-out to get the US$5.00 promo price. There are a total of 800 sets available and are limited to 24 per customer while supplies last. This promotion will only last until 11:59 pm (US West Coast time) on Sun. Oct. 27, 2013. Just like previous promotions, Brickset readers will need to have registered an account in our store in order to use this code.
"We posted on the forum last month to see what we can do to improve our service when it comes to these deals and the biggest complaint was the shipping. So we've gone ahead and created a shipping chart. Please note this is just approximate shipping charge, but it shouldn't be too far off from the actual charge. As with previous promos, any over-charges on shipping will be refunded."
The much anticipated book: LEGO Minifigure Year by Year A Visual History from Dorling Kindersley has just been published in the USA and will be available in the UK from next week.
The book covers the history of minifigures from 1978 to 2013 in 256-pages. It features information and pictures of several thousand of them laid out in typical DK style. It doesn't set out to include every minifig ever made, but it does include every significant and important minifig ever made, with some exceptions, which I'll come onto later.
It comes with not one but three minifigs mounted in the thick front cover: a town person (plain red torso and legs, classic smiley and brown male hair), a Stormtrooper that looks to be pretty standard, and a robber, who is probably similar to those found in recent City sets. To be honest, they are a bit boring and actually I think I'd rather have a copy of the book without the thick front cover because it does make it more difficult to browse. I believe DK make 'library editions' so it might be worth looking out for that instead of the retail version.
After a few introductory pages about 'what is a minifigure?', 'how minifigures are made' and a time-line, the main body of the book starts on page 19 with 1978, pictured right. The 70s and 80s are covered in the next 25-pages. The 1990s take 40-pages, the 2000s take 100 pages and the last 60 pages cover years 2010 - 2013. I think these numbers illustrate very well the rapid expansion in minifigs we've seen since the turn of the century!
The photography is generally of a high quality and consists of several types of images: those that have appeared in other DK books, including some I took for the HP and SW character encyclopedias; those that have been taken especially for this book; and for minifigs made in recent years, those provided by LEGO from their image library.
You will recall that earlier in the year we put out a request here at Brickset to source minifigs to photograph and around twenty or so of us loaned them to DK, so consequently the acknowledgements page at the back reads like a Brickset roll-call. Thank you to all those that helped!
Personally I felt some of the pictures taken for the book lacked 'punch' due to flat lighting, and consequently don't 'leap off the page'. I thought some of those on a 1998 page, right, were not particularly good.
So, what's in the book, and what isn't? Our very own kempo81, Giles Kemp, was the lead consultant and tasked with deciding what should be included. We can be confident therefore that every significant figure has been included.
However, there are some gaps: there are no Toy Story, no Pirates of the Caribbean, no Prince of Persia and no Lone Ranger figures included. Are you seeing a pattern emerge? I couldn't possibly comment on why that is, but I suspect you can draw your own conclusions. It's a shame, but it's not a show-stopper.
Like all DK books, it's fantastic and worthy of a place on every LEGO fan's bookshelf. It's not quite the definitive book that it should have been but it comes close, and there's no other book like it.
It's available from Amazon:
Head down to WH Smiths today to pick up a 30260 Lone Ranger's Pump Car, free with the Daily Mail. It's a great way to get the main protagonist from the film if you don't want to shell out on any of the boxed sets.
While you're there, pick up some series 11 minifigs, that have been put on the shelf this week, and maybe even some 'mini builds' polybags.
Tomorrow, collect a voucher from the Mail on Sunday that can be redeemed next Sunday for a Chima Speedorz.
We can exclusively reveal that the next Daily Mail LEGO promotion will take place on August 17th to the 25th. The sets available are as follows:
- Saturday 17th: 30260 Lone Ranger Pump Car
- Monday 19th: 30240 Star Wars Z-95 Headhunter
- Tuesday 20th: 30105 Friends Mailbox
- Wednesday 21st: 30222 City Police Helicopter
- Thursday 22nd: 30108 Friends Summer Picnic
- Friday 23rd: 30251 Winzar's Pack Patrol
Quite an interesting selection, although all have been available before somewhere in the world. It's good to see that girls have not been neglected this time round.
In addition, on the two Sundays, you can claim a free Speedorz: 70100 Ring of Fire or 70105 Nest Dive. To get hold of these, you'll need to cut out the tokens from both Sunday 18th and 25th papers, and pick-up at Toys R Us (only) on Sunday 25th August or Monday 26th August.
The small print for the polybags, as before, is:
To claim your toy just cut out the voucher from the Daily Mail on the designated day only, e.g. Saturday 17th, and take it to a participating WH Smith (high street only) or Easons (in Northern Ireland) store. While stocks last. In exchange you will receive a free LEGO toy. One toy per original voucher, per customer only. Photocopied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. Do not attempt to redeem this voucher against any other product or promotion.
This project was a collaboration between the accomplished micromecha builder CrashSanders and myself (which makes me feel very weird reporting on it). If you like this one you may be interested in our other collaboration on the Classic Star Control II.
This could end up being one of the more populated reviews with ATLAS and Female Minifigure Set already taking up seats, Poptropica and Ghostbusters (30th anniversary version) with a solid shot, and the official Wizard of Oz sites pushing Road to Oz. (Update: some people have asked about the Oz support rate so I am including this link to a chart of its support rate).
My thoughts on the Winter 2012 Review follow the break.
Set 79111 Constitution Train Chase was considered a highlight of the Lone Ranger theme by many prior to its release, and is the largest set of the theme, priced at £79.99 or $99.99 and weighing in at 699-pieces. Since the Lone Ranger sets were only released in the UK over the last couple of weeks, I thought it worth composing a review of this excellent set, some three months after the rest of the wave was ably reviewed by Huw and DrDave. As this is such a large set, I have split the review into two sections. In the first of these, I will take a look at the box and the Minifigures, and in the second, the set itself.
In the interests of members who have not yet seen the film, it would be appreciated if the comments section could be kept spoiler free just as the review will be.
Before I get on to the review itself, well done to Brickset member coson for being the first to guess (or perhaps deduce) which set I was going to be reviewing after 75019 AT-TE.
My local branch of The Entertainer had the smallest Lone Ranger sets on the shelves this morning, so if you've been waiting patiently to see them 'in the flesh' for yourself, you can now do so. I think their prices are RRP, with no mark-up.
We reviewed the sets back in March so do take a look at the reviews again to see what we thought of them.
Summer has finally arrived in the UK and consequently it's uncomfortable being in the house playing LEGO and running websites. Luckily, LEGO news has been really slow this last week or so, so like many fan sites, I'm struggling to find things to post on the home page anyway.
I've just about mustered the energy to build this Lone Ranger polybag, that arrived in the week from Denmark, thanks to icey117, where it had appeared on a kids' comic cover as we mentioned the other day.
Mind you, there's isn't a lot to say about it other than the minifig is the same as in all other LR sets (except the mine) and it's a neat little polybag model that'll work well with the Constition Train Chase set (which I still haven't got round to building yet).
Hopefully it will become more widely available in future, perhaps in WalMart/TRU/Target, or with the forthcoming Daily Mail promotion, which we have on good authority is scheduled for August.
Incredibly, LR sets are still not available in UK shops. Amazon.co.uk is selling them although not at a discount yet: I guess they don't need to. I suspect the launch of the new Argos catalogue at the end of July will be their debut on the high street.
Title says it all; it looks as if they have the summer releases reduced too, including Lone Ranger, LotR, etc.
Thanks to nicolasaguilar for the news.
In case you missed the news in the forum and you're in Denmark, look out for this week's Anders And & Co magazine, which has 30260 Lone Ranger Pump Car attached to the cover. I believe it will be available in other Scandinavian countries next week.
This is, as far as I'm aware, the first sighting of this polybag anywhere in the world.
The brand store calendar for the UK has been published at LEGO.com. (thanks Adzbadboy)
There's a lot happening in July including the launch of The Lone Ranger and the BTTF DeLorean, plus a couple of decent freebies to be had so I encourage you to take a look and digest.
LEGO has also published a PDF of the 8" square consumer catalogue for the second half of the year, but only in German. (Thanks Grogall).
It seems that LEGO UK no longer produce an English version; the last one I have is Jan-May 2011, I haven't seen any since then. Have you?
Amazon.co.uk has, at last, listed all the Lone Ranger sets, for immediate delivery. Get 'em while they're hot...
(Thanks Richard for the news).
Darthbrickus reports from the Frankfurt brand store that 60026 Town Square is on the shelves, along with the Super Heroes summer sets, Lone Ranger, Galaxy Squad wave 1, and a few of the other summer City sets.
I think LEGO are rubbing it in, aren't they, releasing them in Germany now but not the UK :-)
More bad news for UK LEGO buyers: LEGO has stated that the Lone Ranger sets won't be available in the UK until July. Richard asked on Facebook when they'd be available. The reply was "Unfortunately, you'll still have a bit of a wait. The sets are not scheduled for UK launch until 19 July. If that date gets moved forward we'll certainly announce it on our page." The movie is released on 9th August in the UK, a month after it is in many other countries.
It seems LEGO has it in for us this year. Thankfully we can largely work around their ridiculous staggered release schedule and order from European Amazons. Amazon.de has them all listed for release next week.
The six Lone Ranger sets can now be ordered from shop.LEGO.com in the USA for immediate dispatch. They are not available in the UK yet, although other countries like Switzerland, can order them, and many of the summer City sets too.
The product feed we receive from LEGO is currently broken so new items are not showing up in the area above. LEGO is aware and is working on a fix.
Amazon.de has the Lone Ranger sets listed, and is quoting an availability date of 20th April, so hopefully that will be the date they are released across Europe. No other Amazon has listed them yet. LEGO has put the hi-res images on their server which indicates they should be available imminently.
They have been found 'in the wild' in the USA, although from what I can tell, I don't think they are particularly widespread yet. Follow the thread in the forum for more information.
While you're waiting to buy them, be sure to read our exclusive pre-release reviews.
It’s always exciting to get a sneak peek at a new set before it appears at retail, and I’m particularly pleased to bring you a review of Set 79108 Stagecoach Escape because out of all the Lone Ranger sets, it was probably the one that I was looking forward to the most, apart perhaps from the Constitution Train Chase set.
At 279-pieces, the Stagecoach Escape is one of the smaller Lone Ranger sets in terms of piece count, as it’s a sizeable jump to the next largest set in the theme, the Colby City Showdown set, which weighs in at 587-pieces.
Continuing on with our exclusive reviews of The Lone Ranger sets ahead of their April release, today I take a look at 79109 Colby City Showdown, which sits in the middle of the range in terms of size and price.
It features a bank and sheriff's office/jail, five minifigs, and a whole host of interesting features and parts.
79110 Silver Mine Shootout is the second largest Lone Ranger set which comes with 5 minifigs.
I'll therefore review it in two parts.
Part 1 covers the minifigs, and part 2, which I'll write later on once I've built the set, will cover the rest.
Since building the cavalry set yesterday I can't get the camp and slightly cheesy pop song Quantum Jump, The Lone Ranger from the 1970s out of my head...
Anyway, on with todays's review of 79107, Comanche Camp, the second-smallest set of the theme which features, among other things, a teepee and three minifigs.
Today I take a look at the smallest set, 79106: Cavalry Builder Set which consists of four minifigs including the Lone Ranger and Silver (pictured left), a cannon and a few other bits and bobs.
You can see more details in the pics, especially the minifigures and decorations. What do you think of these sets?
Toy Ark seems to be the first off the blocks with pictures from the NY toy fair. They've posted quite a few galleries already, which I've linked to below.
Star Wars -- including Jabba's Sail Barge, left.
Legends Of Chima
Lord of the Rings
Unfortunately, they don't seem to know what's unreleased and what's already in the shops, so they are photographing everything. You'll need to spot the good stuff yourself. When you've done so, post the URL in the comments of anything that catches your eye.
Update: more images at Figures.com.
Update: Using the box images from Figures.com I've removed the keystoning and added them to the database. This query will show them all (plus a few we already had).
Here's a picture of another Lone Ranger set, courtesy of Toy Ark, which is priced at $30. No further details have been provided.
Thanks BrickboxTV for the news.
It will contain 7 minifigs: The Lone Ranger/John Reid (played by Armie Hammer), Tonto (Johnny Depp), Rebecca Reid (Ruth Wilson), Danny Reid (James Badge Dale), Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), Latham Cole (Tom Wilkinson) and Captain Jay Fuller (Barry Pepper).
The train looks pretty cool, perhaps more so than might have been expected. I'm surprised that it comes with a loop of track; usually that's left out to cut costs.
The LEGO set description reads:
"The chase is on to save Rebecca and Danny from Butch Cavendish and his gang of henchmen onboard the speeding train, Constitution!
- Help Tonto to place the dynamite and blow up the water tower to stop the speeding train in its tracks!
- Ride to the rescue with the Lone Ranger alongside on his trusty horse, Silver.
- Jump aboard the highly detailed locomotive with 3 cars and dodge the gatling gun!
- Uncover the secret coal wagon hideout, blow the prison wagon door with the dynamite and escape to safety with Rebecca and Danny!"
The New York Toy Fair starts tomorrow so we should see a lot more news like this emerge over the weekend. Unfortunately there won't be any Brickset staff at the event but we'll do our best to keep you informed of where to look for the top stories.
(Thanks MrCurtis for the news).
We've heard a rumour from a normally reliable source that the next Sun promotion will start on Saturday 16th February.
It's said to contain 2 Lone Ranger, 3 Chima, 1 Ironman, 1 City and 1 Friends polybag, plus one other if it's to run Saturday to the following Sunday.
As I say this is just a rumour at the moment. There's another one going round, reported by BrickFanatics, that suggests it's going to be some sort of 'lucky dip'.
Whatever, we might get the first concrete information this weekend by way of an advert in the paper.
As we all know, Legends of Chima seems to be receiving the lion's share of the LEGO marketing budget at the moment so I guess it was no surprise that Craggar (left), and Laval, were 'guarding' the entrance to the fair.
Anyway, on with the survey of what was on show, starting with Legends of Chima...
I'm back home after an exhausting day at the show, and a quick trip to the brand store at Shepherd's Bush afterwards. The weather in the UK is absolutely appalling still but luckily not bad enough today to disrupt transport.
As I said earlier, the exterior of the LEGO stand was much plainer than in previous years and there wasn't much to photograph around it. However, this guy, Laval, and Cragger, were in the foyer.
I met up with 'Big' Pete and Gary Davis, Ambassador of the Brickish Association, and we were taken round the stand by Nigel Warway from LEGO. Part of the reason for the escort is to ensure that we didn't surreptitiously take any photographs. However we did take notes (at least Pete did), and also Pete had his phone voice recorder going throughout so we should get some useful nuggets of information from that once he's transcribed it later.
So let's go through the themes one at a time and I'll recall what I can about the sets. First, it should be noted that the show is targeted at normal retailers, so LEGO exclusives and other 'power' items are never on show.
I'm at the toy fair, I'm taking a look round before my appointment on the LEGO stand at 1 pm. Usually, it's possible to see into the stand from the gallery above but this year, they have covered the ceilings with cloth so nothing much is visible. Unusually, there is no fancy artwork or large models in sight around the outside of the stand either, so it's looking like there will not be much to photograph.
Through the cloth ceilings, I can see that The Lone Ranger sets are on display, along with Galaxy Squad.
I'll try and update this article later, after my visit, but will wait until I'm home before posting a full report.
A couple of Lone Ranger polybags have come to light, thanks to flickr user motayan, together with images of others that we listed earlier in the week.
30261, pictured, Tonto's Campfire features Tonto and, er, a campfire and 30260, Lone Ranger's Pump Car contains, believe it or not, the Lone Ranger and a pump car. It's a shame the images are not a bit bigger such that we could get a good look at the minifigs.
Via Toys N Bricks.
Here's a quick summary of the outcome of the review that's just been published:
- Back To The Future DeLorean - Passed!
- Eve - Failed, 'more challenging business case', as many predicted.
- Modular Western Town - Failed, conflicts with The Lone Ranger, as many predicted.
- Legend of Zelda - Failed, too many new moulds, as many predicted.
So, no real surprises I guess. Personally, I think the right set won (as it were) and I look forward very much to getting my hands on one. The BTTF trilogy is one of the finest and most consistently entertaining ever made that can be watched time and time again, and this is a fitting tribute to it. In fact I think I'll go and buy the Blu-Ray box set in celebration!
Here's Tim from LEGO Cuusoo explaining the results:
What can we learn from the result? Does it provide clues as to which other projects waiting review will pass? Let us know what you think in the comments. Glenbricker will post a detailed analysis, and what he believes it means for future projects, later.
Not much more to say than the title. This image is found on the official Cuusoo blog.
Here is my wild and wholly unsubstantiated speculations:
My gut is telling me that the whole reason this took so long was because of BTTF. It seems the most complex negotiation to me while having the highest potential for a novel, viable market. With all the parties involved though, I image they were are pushing a "now or never" agenda on it.
If Zelda is not rejected, I assume it will be postponed to synchronize with a 2014 Wii U Zelda release.
On the face of it I think Eve Online is a great fit for LEGO. However I am not 100% familiar with the IP, so I don't know if it has any skeletons in the closet that would prevent a brand fit.
As for the Western Town, there is no reason to ever reject it. The clear question for them is, do they want to line up with The Lone Ranger or not? Do they think people will buy all The Lone Ranger stuff AND a Western Modular OR do they think it wiser to pace out Western content?
Update: With all the speculation I am a little surprised that nobody has thrown out the idea that they could have finished the second review even. If they did start the September review in, well September there is a possibility it could be done. It is not explicitly clear at this time if they complete one entire review before starting the next one or if they have parallel offset review going on. Regardless, of any outcome, we will learn a lot about the process when this first quarterly review is revealed.
The latest version of the LEGO consumer catalogue, covering sets available in early 2013, is starting to arrive in eager customer's hands, and it reveals the line up of The Lone Ranger sets. D-Dennis in Germany has sent us some photos of the pages in the catalogue ...
You can see the images here -
Image 1 - Stagecoach Escape & Comanche Camp
Image 2 - Danger in the Silver Mine & Cavalry Set
Image 3 - Colby City Duel & Train Chase
Details taken from the images -
- 79106 - Kavallerie Set, 14,99€ ('Cavalry Set')
- 79107 - Lager der Comanchen, 29,99€ ('Comanche Camp')
- 79108 - Flucht mit der Postkutsche, 49.99€ ('Stagecoach Escape')
- 79109 - Duell in Colby City, 59,99€ ('Colby City Duel')
- 79110 - Gefahr in der Silbermine, 79,99€ ('Danger in the Silver Mine')
- 79111 - Eisenbahnjagd, 99,99€ ('Train Chase')
The sets are listed as being available from May in Germany; but dates may vary by country.
Many, many thanks to D-Dennis for sending the photos to us.
[Set names translated by Google Translate].
Thanks to TAFOL for the news, and sorry this post is rather brief, I'm just on my way out to a concert!
Update: I've added the images to the database and also added names of the Lone Ranger sets, that have been provided by a source that wants to remain anonymous. See everything we know about 2013 on the new 2013 year browsing page.
Update: Swiss shop Thali has removed the images :-)
I've added the latest batch of set numbers to the database so the outlook for 2013 is becoming clearer. So, building upon the article I posted a few days ago:
- Galaxy Squad: A new space theme that sounds as if it's been inspired heavily by the excellent 1997 movie Starship Troopers, i.e. space marines fighting 'bugs'. The set names suggest the opponents are some sort of vermin or bugs, don't they.
- Super Heroes: Ten sets known so far, featuring DC and Marvel super heroes, which, if they appear early in the year and their set names are quoted in the retailers' catalogue, they are probably not related to any forthcoming movie.
- Lone Ranger: No details known but the theme has been confirmed.
That being the case, I would say that the Space Marines project on Cuusoo is doomed to failure, and the Modular Western Town may pass review but won't be produced until some time after the Lone Ranger sets have ended.
Here's the latest, from kez and Missingno and the forum:
- 76000 Arctic Batman vs. Mr.Freeze - Aquaman on Ice
- 76001 Batman vs. Bane - Chase with Tumbler
- 76004 Spider-Man - Hunting with Spider-Cycle
- 76005 Spider-Man - Mission at Daily Bugle
- 76007 Super Heroes: Marvel 4
- Ninjago: 2013 is believed to be the last year of the theme and from the listing of next year's sets it appears that there will be no more spinners.
- Legends Of Chima: From the picture of the DK book cover and the eBay listing, this appears to be based around some sort of half-human half-animal minifig hybrids (minifig body, animal head) and includes normal sets as well as some with a gaming element. The latter are presumably replacing the Ninjago spinners.
- City: Rather disappointingly, the sets in the list for 2013 are all fire and police. Didn't we just have new fire and police sets this year?
- Friends: It sounds as if the girls are branching out into sports and other pursuits. There appears to be some form of collectable bag series, which feature animals and their 'house'. It's possible that this what the sets 41017-41022 are, which were not listed at Werst.
- Star Wars: I think we know all about the first wave of sets, and we've discussed them before.
Now onto the rumours...
There's no word of other licensed themes, but I suspect we will see more Lord Of The Rings/Hobbit sets, although possibly not during the first part of the year.
There will be new Super Heroes to tie in with whatever movies are being released (there's another Iron Man due, amongst others, isn't there?)
There are also rumours of sets to tie in with the Disney Lone Ranger movie, which is set in the 'wild-west'. Given the history of tie-ins with less than spectacular Disney movies (e.g. Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Prince of Persia) I can believe this.
And, I almost forgot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, heaven help us!
What else? Polar Explorer and Space Galaxy are also theme names that have been mentioned in rumours. I guess we'll have to wait and see on those...