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London Toy Fair 2016

It’s that time of the year for the London Toy Fair and for the 4th year running we have found someone who is attending and has offered to send us info, do massive thanks to Twitter user cakeinmilk (Barry). As in previous years, photos are not allowed so we will rely on Barry’s eyes to get as much detail as possible. He is due to be shown round from 11am.

Next up after London is Nuremburg which starts Wednesday and our German friends Promobricks will be there, followed by the New York Toy Fair which should be covered by one of our American friends. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s record-breaking traffic day!

Ok, Barry has now been to the LEGO Booth and this is what he has had to say below… one thing noted is LEGO have also been more secretive this year;

Marvel

  • 76057-Web warrior’s bridge battle – £99.99
    Spiderman, Spider-Girl, Scarlet Spider, Aunt May, Green Goblin, Scorpion. Comes with a NY taxi falling through a hole in a bridge.
  • 76058 – Ghost Rider team up – £19.99
    Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Hobgoblin. Hobgoblin’s jet thing and a huge bike (about the size of Wyldstyle’s bike) for Ghost Rider. Normal chain pieces in trans-flame colour.
  • 76059 Doc Ock’s tentacle trap – £44.99
    Spiderman, Doc Ock (classic), White Tiger, Captain Stacey (with the 12th doctor’s hair), Vulture
    and giant Doc Ock mech
  • Unnumbered Doctor Strange set – £34.99
    Vignette-style build set in Doctor Strange’s lab. with bookshelves, a table, and a portal with a red tentacled demon beast coming through. Sanctum Sanctorum probably. Can’t tell which minifigs, but someone holding a chain with a trans-orange radar dish, and someone holding two fans.

DC

  • 76054 Scarecrow’s harvest of fear – £59.99
    Scarecrow, a farmer, anti-gas Batman and Killer Moth (at last!) features a Bat-copter and Scarecrow’s combine harvester vehicle.
  • 76055 Killer Croc’s sewer smash – £69.99
    Bigifg Killer Croc (doesn’t look like it has a hinged jaw, and no chains), Captain Boomerang, Red Hood (printed face), Katana
  • 70724 – LEGO Juniors Batman and Superman vs Lex Luthor – £29.99
    Nothing new here. grey/blue Batman and old Superman. Lex Luthor with his green armour piece he’s had before.

Star Wars

A bit of a let down this year, with repeated builds and uninspired new vehicles from the LEGO Star Wars TV show. Lots of minifigs here were obscured and/or not named, including on the calendar.

  • 75145 Eclipse Fighter – £34.99
    2 minifigs
  • 75147 Star Scavenger – £49.99
    4 minifigs, comes with a salvage mini vehicle.
  • 75148 Encounter on Jakku – £49.99
    The scene from Force Awakens where Teedo on a Luggabeast snares BB-8 (that’s a ridiculous sentence). comes with Unkar Plutt, Rey, BB-8, Teedo and a brick built luggabeast.
  • 75149 Resistance x-wing fighter – £79.99
    4 minifigs. basically a recolouring of 75102
  • 75150 Darth Vadar’s Tie Advanced – £79.99
    Comes with a solid looking tie advanced and an A-wing that shoots. 4 minifigs.
  • 75151 clone turbo tank – £99.99
    built-in handle and some decent suspension. 6 minifigs.
  • 75147 Captain Rex’s AT-TE walker – £99.99
    5 minifigs. complete rebuild from previous versions. More robust.

City – Volcano Explorers
Volcano Explorers theme. Uses the rock/ice pieces as volcanic rock with a crystal element inside. Very lime with some yellow.

  • 60120 volcano starter set – £8.99
  • 60121 exploration truck – £14.99
  • 60122 volcano crawler – £24.99
  • 60123 volcano supply helicopter – £39.99
  • 60124 volcano research base – £79.99
    Comes with a small volcano (built from big ugly rock pieces) with an exploding function, mobile exploration vehicle, mineral analyser drill thing on small caterpillar tracks. the drill piece is a new element.

City – Airport

  • 60104 Passenger Terminal – £79.99
    Blue and grey with new wings.
  • 60100 starter set – £8.99
    4 minifigs
  • 60102 vip service – £39.99
    4 stud wide white limo and a private jet.
  • 60103 airshow – £69.99
    6 minifigs in a stunt show. a couple of red arrow looking planes with a new thin cockpit piece, and a female stunt performer riding an orange bi-plane.
  • 60101 cargo place – £17.99

Creator

  • 31049 Dual Rotor Helicopter – £19.99
  • 31051 Cape Lighthouse – £39.99
    Brick built large killer whale. The lighthouse lights up and detaches from the rest of the set.
  • 31052 Vacation Getaways – £49.99
    Big white and blue RV with fold out awning and a brick built bear.
  • 31053 tree house adventures – £24.99

Disney Princess

  • 41067 Belle’s Enchanted Castle
    Mostly big panels, but some nice printed pieces to make up the various characters. Mrs Pott, Cup, Cogsworth, Lumiere and a removable headpiece for the Beast character.

Friends

  • 41123 Foal’s Washing Station – £8.99
  • 41124 Puppy Daycare – £24.99
  • 41125 Horse Trailer – £34.99
  • 41126 Horse Riding Club – £49.99
  • 41127 Amusement Park Arcade – £12.99
  • 41128 Amusement Park Space Ride – £17.99
    Uses a friendified version of the classic space logo on a purple/azure ride.
  • 41129 Amusement Park Hot Dog Stand – £24.99
    Has the hot dog buns seen in an angry birds set and a cool looking hot dog shaped vehicle.
  • 41130 Amusement Park Roller Coaster – £89.99
    Azure rails and 4 figs

Nexo Knights

Continues to be really creative builds and good characters with nice app integration.

  • 70318 The Glob Lobber – £7.99
  • 70319 Macy’s Thunder Mace – £17.99
  • 70320 Aaron’s Aero Striker – £29.99
    This looks and functions like a hand-held crossbow.
  • 70321 General Magmar’s Siege Machine – £34.99
  • 70322 Axl’s Tower Carrier
    The tower flies off and a catapult comes out.
  • 70323 Jestro’s Volcano Lair – £99.99
    A red and black demonic castle looking thing with various traps. 4 minifigs.
  • 70336 Ultimate Axl – £6.99
  • 70337 Ultimate Lance – £6.99
  • 70338 Ultimate General Magmar – £6.99
  • 70339 Ultimate Flama – £6.99
    With a flame leg-replacement piece that looked new.

Ninjago

Has a day of the departed theme. Everyone is celebrating the fallen goodies and baddies, and the baddies decide to resurrect. Suitably ridiculous plot.

  • 70588 Titanium Ninja Tumbler – £24.99
  • 70589 Cole’s Rock Raider – £34.99
  • 70591 Kryptarium Breakout – £17.99
  • 70592 Ronin Mec – £34.99
  • 70593 Lloyd’s Green Dragon – £39.99
  • 70594 Lighthouse Siege Defense – £59.99
  • 70595 Stealth Raider 2.0 – £79.99
    Rebuild of an earlier set where a huge white vehicle can split into 4 vehicles.

Bionicle
This year has a simpler storyline as kids were getting confused. will come with 4x 22min Netflix movies.
Elves
The second half 2016 sets come with interesting cowl headpieces for the elves.

  • 41177 Precious Crystal Mine – £24.99
  • 41179 Queen Dragon’s Rescue – £59.99
  • 41178 Dragon Sanctuary – £34.99
  • 41180 Ragana’s Magic Shadow Castle

Techinc

  • 42053 Volvo EW – £69.99
    Pneumatic digger
  • 42054 Class Xerion 5000 Trac – £119.99
    Looks like it comes with new huge tires.
  • 42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator – £179.99
    Largest ever technic set at over 3000 pieces
  • 42056 Confidential Technic Ultramotive – £249.99
    Some front-engined confidential sportscar build similar to the mclaren

 

Some excellent stuff to look forward to, but the highlight of the Toy Fair for Barry has to be the Duplo Exo Suit. Massive thanks to Barry for sending the info, please note he did not attend in an official capacity for the site just offered to send us as he was already attending.

There was no coverage on Mixels, only one Minecraft set and Angry Birds was just showing what we have already seen.

To finish our coverage for now, here are some photos from Barry:

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14 comments

  1. jedikitty

    This is great, thanks so much ! Some questions that would be awesome to get answered if at all possible..
    75148 Encounter on Jakku – does Rey come with a new face design, and her Rebel helmet ?
    75150 Darth Vadar’s Tie Advanced – £29.99 – Is this price right ? Seems way way too good to be true ! Would also love to know if it looks like Ahsoka’s in this set or not. (this is a Rebels set, right ?)

  2. TheHappyJawa

    Yeah a little underwhelming really. The only thing that peaked my interest was the Killer Moth and Killer Croc minifigures. And that ‘Encounter on Jakku’ set sounds like the most overpriced thing ever!

  3. Aseuk

    Great info thank you! the Technic stuff has me very excited! Can’t wait to see that car and the bucket wheel excavator – i just googled those and if its anything like the real life things it could be a great build – the rollorcoaster may even have me buying a friends set..!

  4. jonwil

    What part(s) are they using for the rails on the Friends roller coaster?
    What color is the technic sports car and what wheels is it using?

  5. jonwil

    If the technic sports car is front-engined, it cant be a McLaren since that is a mid-engined super-car.
    Someone on another forum suggested it might be a Porsche 911 (which would be good since I hate Porsches and would therefore have zero interest in buying such an expensive set 🙂

  6. drlmiles

    Lego have forced Brickset to remove all their reviews of this London Toy Fair – utterly ridiculous. I wonder when you will get told to take down this info?

    • Rich
      Author

      Nothing will be getting removed as we have not breach any agreement. Our report came from a 3rd party not as an official represenative of this site and the info we did post didn’t break anything as far as I’m aware 😉

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