Thursday 8 January 2015

New LEGO releases for early 2015

It's the new year and it has brought with it some fantastic new LEGO - new ranges such as Frozen and the Swamp Police, the relaunched Bionicle LEGO, and plenty of  additions to old favourites such as LEGO minifigures Series 13, Friends, Arctic and one of our favourites - The LEGO Movie.

Bionicle LEGO has been relaunched and there are 13 new figures - 6 protectors, 6 Toa heroes and the Lord Of Skull Spiders. My 6 year old loves these and has had great fun playing with them over the past couple of years. They are tricky for young hands to build, hence the 8-14 age range, but they stay together well and are very poseable, so play value is good.
New Bionicle LEGO set 70790 Lord Of Skull Spiders

The price point is excellent for children spending birthday money and Christmas vouchers and they retail between £9.99 and £14.99. You can find out more and get some cool background and build ideas on the LEGO Bionicle website.

New Bionicle LEGO set 70790 Lord Of Skull Spiders

LEGO Minifigures series 13 Disco Sue
Minifigures Series 13 is a brilliant collection. Only a couple of slightly less interesting figures and some really strong females, which should please a lot of people.

Complete range LEGO Minifigures series 13 Jan 2015

I'm rather keen on the Carpenter, King, Samurai and Evil Wizard (Ming The Merciless), but my favourite has to be the Palaentologist, and I love the roller skates and the Snake Charmers fabulous snake! Blind bags retail at £2.49 each.

Complete set LEGO Minifigures series 13 Jan 2015

The LEGO Movie sets are a real favourite of ours, they offer excellent value and have masses of play potential. We got a Double Decker Couch in our Sea Cow set, and now there's a much more affordable version in our favourite of the new release sets - the Double Decker Couch set 70818, which for only £14.99 also includes Emmet's car and an array of interesting minifigures and accessories.

Double Decker Couch LEGO Movie set 70818

Also newly released for this January is the Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack set 70817, which is a great character set to complete your team of good guys, retailing at £11.99.

Frozen LEGO is sure to be a big hit. It wasn't released in the UK in time for Christmas, which might be a shame, or might be because they just couldn't get the quantities necessary for it to be a fair release, and disappointed children aren't ever a good thing.

Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle LEGO Frozen set 41062
Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle set 41062 is fair value at £34.99, with plenty of play value and some great elements for those of us who like our Winter Village scenes - just look at all of that ice! A slope and sleigh also featured in this year's free gift Christmas set from , and my two boys have played with it for hours! 

A new model in the Creator Expert series is the Detective's Office 10246. It looked interesting enough online, and I was lucky enough to play with my mate Brett's last weekend - it's awesome. 
LEGO Creator Expert Detective's Office set 10246
There are some great building techniques, real ingenuity and an entire storyline to go with this model. Although play is a bit cramped and some elements a little fragile, overall any child 5+ could play with this for hours - and so could their parents. It's full of secrets and there is so much going on that it's one of the most impressive models I've ever had the fortune to get hands on with. At £132.99 it's not cheap, but it represents value at that price.

It'd be impossible to list all of the over 100 new sets that have already been released for 2015, these are just some that caught our eye, and over the next few months there are some more brilliant sets in the pipeline, including - 

LEGO Speed Champions - which will include offerings in conjunction with Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche - there's a teaser trailer here....
4 new Minecraft sets - including a Snow Hideout set which sounds gorgeous.
The Jurassic World range - 6 dinosaur sets and a movie in June, which will go well with....
The Jurassic Park LEGO Ideas set?
The Big Bang Theory LEGO Ideas set
The Wall-E LEGO Ideas set
Much more Frozen LEGO
New Star Wars releases
The Dr Who LEGO Ideas set

And there are rumours that late Spring will see another Simpsons release, with Apu's Kwik-E-Mart set 71016 on the cards. By it's very nature this build would have a lot of elements and would I expect be likely to have a price similar to the Simpsons House, around the £130-150 mark. We absolutely adore the Simpson's House, so this is definitely one I'll be saving my pocket money for...

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  1. Wow - so many new sets. I'm loving the Detectives Office, it looks amazing and I'm sure Miss M will be after some of the Frozen Lego later in the year!

    1. Trust me, the Detective's Office is absolutely loaded with secrets - passageways and hidden letters and moving cupboards - it's awesome!

  2. Oh my goodness, I neeed the Detectives Office. That's amazing! Do you happen to know the age range on the Jurassic World Lego? I think Bud might love it.

    1. I don't, there aren't any photos yet and the only information is the set numbers and names. Judging by previous Dino sets I would guess that it's likely to be a mixture of sets ranging from 6+ to 8+ at the most, and hopefully they'll keep it low as possible because it'll really appeal to younger ones. It'd be lovely to see a 5+ in there, but I'm not sure how scary dinosaurs might be judged to be! :)

    2. And OMG the Detective's Office - see previous coment reply :D

  3. omg! i would love to buy frozen set for my daughter! they will look great!

    1. I bet she'll love it Eileen - wait until they release all the other sets! :)

  4. I think the Frozen LEGO will be very popular!

    1. Yep! I think they possibly delayed release until 1st Jan because otherwise there would be so many disappointed children on Christmas Day - my son has already said he wants it for next Christmas! :D

  5. So many new sets, I can see where my money is going this year - Mouse is going to clock the Frozen set and she is going Squeal!!

    1. 6 year old REALLY wants the ice castle. I can't see what the fuss is about with Frozen, but the kids love it :)

  6. sounds like some amazing sets, I so wish I could afford the detectives office, and the other houses, but I think they would have to stay mine and not get jumbled up with the rest of the Lego. I love the frozen too, and am sure it will be a hit. Cant wait for Jurassic park either, all very exciting!


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