10222 Winter Village Post Office

I really like the winter theme, and everytime I see the latest release I feel so glad I got the winter train a few years back.  🙂

For more pics, do head on over to any of the major sites referenced on the left menu bar.

10222 Winter Village Post Office

Ages 12+. 820 pieces.

US $59.99 | CA $79.99 | DE €59.99 | UK £49.99

Continuing the winter scene series, the Winter Village Post Office is the perfect snow-covered setting. In the cozy post office, the worker is hard at work sorting all the mail into containers and sacks, while upstairs, there’s just time for the postman to take a break before setting off in the traditional post car with all the letters and gifts. From the pavilion outside, musicians fill the air with music, while children take in the wintry atmosphere by the park bench before throwing snowballs at each other – the musicians had better get ready to duck!

  • Includes 7 minifigures: female post office worker, male postman, female, 2 kids and 2 musicians and a dog!
  • Post office features dark-green split roof with snow, fireplace, light brick, table, coffee mug, and lamppost and mailboxes outside!
  • Also features evergreen tree and assorted minifigure accessories

 

Collectible Minifig Series 6?

Seems like loads of news about new minifigs recently (or actually not quite “mini”-figs in the case of the Incredible Hulk) with news of the DC & Marvel licenses at Comic Con 2011.  Now some rumours and fairly decent pics of rumoured collectible minifig series 6 that originated from Taiwan…

Images (Click the thumbnails to zoom in).
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  1. Statue of Liberty
  2. Gray Alien
  3. Leprechaun
  4. Butcher
  5. Mechanic
  6. Goth Skater Chick
  7. Barbarian
  8. Minotaur
  9. Genie
  10. Pink Space Girl

Pics via Eurobricks: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=58350 

 

 

Second edition of the LEGO Collector’s Guide

Is finally confirmed for release on 1 July 2011 according to an email I got from Fantasia Verlag.

10221 Super Star Destroyer

10221 Super Star Destroyer (Star Wars)

Ages 16+.  3,152 pieces.
US $399.99   CA $499.99   DE 399.99 € UK 349.99 £
The Super Star Destroyer Executor has arrived! This jaw-dropping vessel served as command ship at the Battle of Endor and as the personal flagship of Darth Vader in the classic Star Wars movies. With its classic dagger-shaped design, the Executor is among the largest and most powerful vessels in the Star Wars galaxy. With over 3,000 pieces, measuring nearly 50″ (124.5 cm) long and weighing nearly 8 pounds (3.5 kg), every aspect of this fantastic LEGO® Star Wars™ model impresses. Includes 4 minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar, Bossk and IG-88.

  • Includes 4  minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar and Bossk!
  • Also includes IG-88 figure!
  • Features over 3,000 pieces!
  • Measures nearly 50 inches (124.5 cm) long and weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg)!
  • Includes display stand and data sheet label!
  • Center section lifts off to reveal command center!

Darth Vader gets a LEGO® flagship

The 10221 Super Star Destroyer™ Executor is the latest and longest LEGO Exclusive model to join the LEGO Star Wars™ fleet.

BILLUND, Denmark – One of the largest and most powerful vessels in the Star Wars™ universe has been created as a LEGO® Exclusive model. The Super Star Destroyer™ Executor  served as command ship at the Battle of Endor and as the personal flagship of Darth Vader.

It is the first time that the classic dagger-shaped design has been produced as an official LEGO model.

“The thing I was trying to accomplish with this model was to get as close as possible to the original, both with angles and the whole profile of the model from the side,” says LEGO senior designer Kurt Kristiansen.

His biggest challenge with this model was the sheer size. It is the longest Star Wars model made in LEGO bricks, measuring 124.4 centimetres (50 inches). It consists of 3,152 elements and weighs 3.5kg (8 pounds).

“When I was first given this challenge, my first thought was ‘this is going to be a tough one’,” he said. He planned the model by dividing it into separate sections before beginning to build at all.

The build also posed a few problems, though: “When you are developing a model, if you change something at one end of, you have to change it all the way down to make it fit. That’s a challenge on something this big.

“I think Star Wars fans will love this model because it is the first time ever that the Super Star Destroyer has been made as an official model. The thing that makes this model authentic with the movies is the shape, but also the detail on the top. It is like a small city with streets and alleys.”

A section of the top of the model can be removed to show a representation of the command bridge where Darth Vader and the other minifigures can be displayed. The model includes four minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar, Bossk and an extra figure, IG-88.

The Super Star Destroyer is on sale from September 1, 2011 via http://shop.lego.com/ or LEGO Brand Retail Stores. Find your nearest store here: http://stores.lego.com

More pics available via http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=56701

Pics of 7879 Hoth Echo Base

Stared at the pics for a while, but not sure if I should be excited… think I would much rather have some sort of Jabba or Cloud city release that my SW collection is sadly/sorely lacking in…

What do you think?

Via Brickset, originally from Lego.com Germany

10218 Pet Shop official press release & pics

Via FBTB: 10218 Pet Shop Revealed (more pics in FBTB’s Flickr)

UPDATE: Here’s the video from The Brothers Brick:

10218 Pet Shop
Ages 16+. 2,032 pieces.
US $149.99 CA $199.99 DE 149.99 € UK 119.99 £

Continuing the LEGO® Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, 3-story Pet Shop building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect addition to your LEGO town. Greet customers with a menagerie of pets and let them treat them with a selection of toys and supplies. The pet shop building features a hinged staircase for easy access, upper apartment with kitchenette and upper loft overlooking the open plan interior below. To the side, the tastefully appointed townhouse features a detailed ground floor with accessories and spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. The attic space features storage boxes and French doors leading out to an elegant front balcony, while the rooftop garden, complete with fresh vegetables, brightens up the rear of the building.
• Includes 4 minifigures with accessories: pet shop owner, girl on bicycle, painter with paint roller and woman!
• Pet shop includes dog, cat, 2 parrots and fish tank with goldfish!
• Also includes 3 dog bones, ball, frog toy, birdhouse, bucket and brush!
• Kitchenette features stone fireplace, stove, sink, coffee maker and small table and chair!
• Upper loft features skylight, bed and lamp!
• Townhouse features ground floor with mailbox and mail, hat rack, couch, telephone, toilet and access to basement crawl space!
• Measures 11″ (25.5cm) wide and 10.5″ (26.5cm) high!
• Combine with other modular buildings, like 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium!

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Have you seen the Series 5 hi-res pics?

There are various composite pics floating around, but the originals were from Lego Asia.

Enjoy. 

Personally, I do like Series 5 more than Series 4, what about you?  I think the new monkey is great for the latest 2011 modular building (10218 Pet Shop).

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