The Lego Movie: Movie-Inspired Building Sets & Other News

The Lego Movie: Movie-Inspired Building Sets

Another Comic-Con San Diego announcement from Lego today. There will be an official movie-inspired building theme for the upcoming The Lego Movie. No release date announced, but these new sets can be expected to hit stores sometime around the films release date of February 2014. Lego will be going all out with this upcoming theme. Featuring 17 total sets. Since the film has mishmashed all the Lego themes into a single giant Lego theme, these sets will cover a whole lot of ground. There will be a whole collection of highly detailed vehicles and structures showcasing the broad versatility of Lego. For instance, these sets will represent Lego City, Wild West and Space themes. As for minifigures, there should be at least 16, representing the cast and characters of The Lego Movie.

Not only will these new sets be released, but TT Games is working on a new video game based on the film. With 90 playable characters inspired by the film and 15 levels.

Plus there will be a whole lot of other The Lego Movie themed products on the shelves:

“Movie-Inspired Merchandise A roster of global licensees covering several categories will immerse filmgoers in the world of “THE LEGO MOVIE.” Perennial publishing partners Scholastic, Penguin, Ameet and DK Publishing will offer a range of readers, sticker books, activity books and movie guides. Apparel partners include T-shirts from Mad Engine, Isaac Morris, Kabooki, TV Mania and Casco Blu, hoodies from TV Mania, pajamas from SGI Apparel, TV Mania and Kabooki and undergarments from Handcraft Mfg. and Kabooki. Carry Gear and Grown Up will offer bags, including backpacks and cinch bags. Clic Time is producing clocks and buildable watches. MZB Imagination and Funtastic are creating an array of stationery items including notebooks, journals, folders, pens, pencils and pencil cases, erasers, rulers and luggage/bag tags. Functional key lights featuring movie characters are being produced by IQ HK. Storage partner ROOM Copenhagen is producing a lunchbox, lunch set, drinking bottle and storage and sorting boxes.” — Lego

Thats a lot of Lego.

Check out The Lego Movie poster and trailer here:

Favorite & Popular & Current Lego Sets

Lego Bricks & More: Basic Bricks Deluxe (6177)

Check out the new Favorite & Popular & Current Lego Sets section at LegoGenre for recommendations on which Lego set to buy. With 13 Lego sets included in this first update, there should be something for everyone. Links to and make it easy to research more information too. You can find a permanent link to the right of this column. Feel free to reccommend any sets you think should be included by sending LegoGenre an email, contact info here:

This section will be updated every few weeks with new sets, so make sure to check it out every once in a while!

New The Lord of the Rings Lego sets on sale now: 79005, 79006, 79007 & 79008

The second series for the Lord of the Rings Lego theme is now available for sale on These sets help to fill out a lot of the missing characters from the first release. Such minifigures as Elrond, Arwen, Saruman, Gandalf the White, the Mouth of Sauron, the King of the Dead, and many others. These sets are great, and it looks like the Tolkien themes may have many more updates in the future. You can even get an exclusive Lego Eagle that can help you set up plot holes and your favorite Deus ex machina! (HAHA!)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: The Wizard Battle (79005)

The Lord of the Rings: The Wizard Battle (79005)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: The Council of Elrond (79006)

The Lord of the Rings: The Council of Elrond (79006)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: Battle at the Black Gate (79007)

The Lord of the Rings: Battle at the Black Gate (79007)

The Lord of the Rings Lego: Pirate Ship Ambush (79008)

The Lord of the Rings: Pirate Ship Ambush (79008)