Gallery of Hi-Res 2011 Set Pictures

Below are a few examples from each theme.  If you thought the Toy Fair 2011 pics look good, then of course these hi-res official photos look wayyyy better.

There is also a hint of more pics to come with this statement from Gizmodo: “There are a couple more secret models, but we will show those to you at a later date“. 

Hmm… I hope they don’t mean the Cars 2 range or the Spongebob sets that were not included in gallery…

You can get the full range of 2011 hi-res pics from Gizmodo’s write-up here.   Anyway for your convenience these link directly to the respective galleries:

Toy Fair 2011 Updates by FBTB

Quick one:  Ryan & Ace from FBTB have done a marvellous job at the Toy Fair with the best quality pics for the LEGO exhibits that I’ve seen so far, including close-ups of minifigs, set play features, close-ups of sets/interiors. 

Do visit FBTB’s Flickr photostream to see the pics.

And Happy Valentines Day everyone. :)

New Pics of Summer 2011 HP, City, Cars & Star Wars Sets

EB member Kris Kelvin shared pics of the summer 2011 sets such as

  • Harry Potter Battle of Hogwarts (4867): Click here for more
  • City sets Power Boat Transporter (4643) and Marina (4644): Click here for more
  • Cars set Mack’s Team Truck (8486): Click here for more (I can’t tell from the pic, but remember that Huw mentioned no stickers? Hope that’s true! I’ll hate for this set to be all stickered…)
  • Star Wars Sets Sith Nightspeeder (7957), Millennium Falcon (7965), Ewok Attack (7956): Click here for more

And over in the EB Technic forum, backbone shared pics of the summer 2011 creator and technic sets: Click here

Along with the earlier batch of pics from the German Toy Fair, I think it’s time to start shortlisting the sets you want to get in 2011?  (That’s Ninjago, Aliens Conquest, Heroica (board games), Pharaoh’s Quest, Kingdoms, Atlantis, Collectible Minifig Series 5 & Atlantis pics and/or videos)  I’ll recommend using Brickset to set up a ‘want’ list: 2011 sets  :)

P.S: I enhanced the original pics so it’s easier to make out the details. :)

Some MOCs I Like

NOTE: Added picture of ‘The LEGO Ideas Book’ out Aug’2011 thanks to killyrbf.  The cover looks fantastic. It’s a must get for me! (Love DK books) :D

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Snowy Visage by Siercon and Coral

Dark Augusto Armageddon-class Mother Ship by jason corlett

B2 – KriegsLäufer by Fredoichi

Life-size Electric Guitar by tkh

St. Philip’s Chapel by LegoLord.

Hogwarts Castle (with Hogsmeade Station) by  Mr Offset 

Un-named Creation by zgrredek

Red Dojo by  ACPin – “In the early spring as the flowers bloom, the preparation for battle looms across the red dojo. Last minute rites are administered by the sensei amongst the most skilled pupils before they go to battle.”

Piano by  marshal banana

Conflict at Noordoostpolder Lock by  Johŋ

Some News Round-Up

If you have been making use of the RSS feeds on the right, you would have read these but just in case, here are a few notable ones:

The comments QnA in the London Toy Fair report is really long, so I did a summary of what caught my eye:

  • The new City marina sets float;
  • Jack Sparrow minifig is different in each POTC set;
  • 2 new Spongebob sets - “some sort of fairground rise and the other a vehicle” – EDIT: It’s 3816-Glove World and 3815-Heroic Heroes as listed on Brickset;
  • SW calendar features “mini models from the entire galaxy and 8 minifigs” – one minifig is a new one described as “one of the figs has not appeared in any of the films, books, cartoons and is unlikely ever to” and “all the figs have appeared before, but one of them is in new clothes, and it’s not a queen Amidala“;
  • 7879 Hoth Echo Base may be a TRU exclusive “no Hoth sets on display, and there isn’t one in the retailers’ catalogue either. Maybe it’ll be a TRU exclusive or something“;
  • The Darth Maul and Savage minifigs have new horn pieces on their heads – “a new soft plastic horn piece, a bit like a washer that goes over the stud, and ends up flush with it. It looked very effective“;
  • HP sets – some speculated minifigs based on Huw’s descriptions:
    • Battle for Hogwarts: “consists of a couple of towers and an entranceway” – Prof Sprouts in tan, HP, Snape, student (in new uniform, so can’t be Neville who is a Gryffindor – he is able to use the Gryffindor sword in the battle remember?)
    • Forbidden Forest: Hagrid, Narcissa (“two-colour hair: mostly brown with lighter brown or blonde highlights round the front edges, which I think is a first for a minifig“), HP, Voldemort (no centaurs!);
    • Knightbus: Purple, and with HP, Ernie & Stan.
    • http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/eskallon1/Eurobricks-Stuff/Harry-Potter/picture_2.png
  • UPDATE on 30 Jan: And no stickers on the new Cars sets. Yippee!

Source: Brickset, FBTB, The Brothers Brick and also the many commentors in Brickset.

Summer 2011 Sets Revealed

Update on 26 Dec: Pics have been yanked from birdsmart33’s Flickr account, but the poorer quality pics are still available in smartwii ‘s account tho.  Hurry before they are also yanked!

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If you haven’t seen the pics of the Trade Catalog Scans, hurry before they are yanked from Flickr user birdsmart33‘s account.  I’ll summarise the sets and expected release dates here as more scans are revealed. 

Summer sets include:

Pirates of the Caribbean (May 2011)

  • 4191 The Captain’s Cabin
  • 4192 Aqua De Vida (Fountain of Youth)
  • 4193 The London Escape
  • 4194 Whitecap Bay 
  • 4195 Queen Anne’s Revenge
  • 4181 Isla De la Muerta
  • 4182 The Cannibal Escape 4
  • 4183 The Mill
  • 4184 Black Pearl (November 2011)

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Cars (May 2011)

  • 8200 Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen
  • 8201 Classic Mater
  • 8206 Cars 3 (?)
  • 8423 Cars 4 (?)
  • 8424 Cars 5 (?)
  • 8426 Cars 6 (?)
  • 8484 Cars 7 (?)
  • 8486 Mack’s Team Truck
  • 8487 Flo’s V8 Cafe
  • 8638 Cars 8 (?) (August 2011)
  • 8639 Cars 15 (?) (August 2011)

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Star Wars (June 2011)

  • 7956 Ewok Attack
  • 7957 Dathomir Speeder
  • 7959 Geonosian Starfighter
  • 7961 Sith Infiltrator
  • 7962 Podracer
  • 7964 Republic Frigate
  • 7965 Millennium Falcon

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City (June 2011)

  • 4641 Speed Boat
  • 4642 Fishing Boat
  • 4644 Marina
  • 4645 Harbour

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Creator (June 2011)

  • 5767 Cool Cruiser
  • 5770 Lighthouse Island
  • 5771 Hillside House

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Kingdoms (July 2011)

  • 6918 Blacksmith Attack
  • 7187 Escape from Dragon’s Prison
  • 7188 King’s Carriage Ambush
  • 7189 Mill Village Raid

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Alien Conquest (July 2011)

  • 7049 Alien Striker
  • 7050 Alien Defender
  • 7051 Tripod Invader
  • 7052 UFO Abduction
  • 7065 Alien Mothership
  • 7066 Earth Defence HQ
  • 7067 Jet-Copter Encounter 

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Harry Potter (August 2011)

  • 4865 The Forbidden Forest
  • 4866 The Night Bus
  • 4867 Battle For Hogwarts

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Technic (August 2011)

  • 8071 Bucket Truck
  • 8109 Flatbed Truck
  • 8110 Unimog U400

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NinjaGo

  • 2257 Spinjitzu Starter Set (Jan 2011)
  • 2111 Kai (Jan to March 2011)
  • 2112 Cole (Jan to March 2011)
  • 2113 Zane (Jan to March 2011)
  • 2114 Chopov (Jan to March 2011)
  • 2115 Bonezai (Jan to March 2011)
  • 2116 Krazi (Jan to March 2011)
  • 2170 Cole DX (April 2011)
  • 2171 Zane DX (April 2011)
  • 2172 Nya (April to July 2011)
  • 2173 Nuckal (April to July 2011)
  • 2506 Skull Truck (July 2011)
  • 2507 Fire Temple (July 2011)
  • 2508 Blacksmith Shop (July 2011)
  • 2509 Earth Dragon Defence (July 2011)
  • 2174 Kruncha  (August 2011)
  • 2175 Wyplash (August 2011)
  • 2255 Sensei Wu (August 2011)
  • 2256 Lord Garmadon (August 2011) 
  • 2254 Mountain Shrine (August 2011) 

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Some thoughts on the 2011 sets:

- I honestly feel quite disappointed that the rumoured girls theme is not available.  Having seen the trade catalogue, I can verify that it’s not in the pages that were not scanned.  Any chance of a Winter release? :(

- But it looks to be another good year, especially for Star Wars fans (loads of new minifigs and reproduced OT sets) and Harry Potter fans (3 more sets, yippee!). 

- Creator is starting to look interesting too, the Lighthouse Island looks really good and it seems to be a trend that Creator sets now come with minifigs, blurring the line between Creator & City.

- Those who want to renact minifig abduction fantasies can now do so with the new Alien Conquest theme.  Again, is it meant to draw City fans into this theme?

- I wasn’t thrilled with the little Blacksmith set in Kingdoms, but there is another Blacksmith in the NinjaGo theme that looks better.  Interesting that so many of the NinjaGo theme sets are for limited time release – I’m guessing TLG thinks that limited releases helps to sell sets?

News of 2011 City Harbour and medieval windmill sets

Ferdik from EB shared some news of new 2011 themes and sets. The medieval windmill sounds great.

Source: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=45045&st=255

Harbour
* Lighthouse – with some water and a minifig. Quite small and look marvelous!

*City Harbor – Like the old one but smaller, the freight ship got shorter hull. Looking good.

*Marina – a litte shop, a surfbaord and and one or two small civilan boats. Not many parts, shop look more like a backdrop.

* Boat transport – Great looking truck with “new” bus front window. A yacht on the trailer. Great!

Not City but could appeal to city fans.
* Creator House. New white house, red roof. Quite boring architecture. The garden got a little slope (brickbuilt) and the house got stairs to the front door. Also including a small garage with a car. Minifig included.

Kingdom. A medieval windmill! New paint on animals. Dots on grey horse and on white pigs. Great Looking!



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