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?


7 Responses to Summer 2011 Sets Revealed

  1. Anonymous says:

    wow — you must really *hate* LEGO to promote preliminary pics — which MEGABLOKS can see also

    • amodularlife says:

      Don’t be ridiculous. The pics are from trade catalogues out in ALL toy stores. If megabloks wanted better intel, there are way better means like getting someone from the publishers, factories or inside TLG. Making new designs and molds take time so any serious industrial espionage would have taken place way before we ever lay eyes on the catalogues.

      I never believed the crap about leaked catalogues for AFOLs helping megabloks cos I’m sure they have far better contacts in the toy industry to get the info BEFORE AFOLs do. Get your facts right and don’t be a coward by leaving anonymous comments. Next time I’ll just delete them.

    • exile_31 says:

      Who ever you are – have you actually even been on this site before? Clearly you never bothered to read any of the articles – information or very detailed advice designed with one purpose in mind…the promotion of Lego for the benefit of all.

      You might not have been big enough to put your name to your thoroughly ridiculous Post – but just maybe you are big enough to recognise your mistake and post an apology.

      Anonymous will do – it’s the thought that counts!

      Paul.

      • Anonymous says:

        I second that motion from exile! This site has indeed help me a lot in rekindling my childhood Lego craze I visit this site almost every day unless I’m traveling. Don’t bother about such comments amodularlife =)

      • walshklien says:

        sorry forgot to login and clicked too fast the last anonymous was me walsh =)

  2. i am drooling over the Creator and Technic new sets to be released… but can’t seems to a look at the pitcures… only descriptions…

    is there any available link to preview the sets?
    (btw, benefited a lot from your wonderful blog)

    • amodularlife says:

      Sorry, if the pics are yanked from the links I provided then I’ve no idea where else you can see the watermarked pics. Typically leaked pics will be yanked within 1 week from the time they are released, so you have to be fast to see them. If not better quality pics should surface soon enough (as they always so, so not to worry). 🙂

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