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LEGO at Toy Fair 2018 – It’s a brick birthday party

by Sean P. Aune | February 22, 2018February 22, 2018 11:00 am EST

LEGO decided to only the first half of 2018 at Toy Fair this year, and even at that it was still a shocking amount of sets that you will be finding on store shelves.

First off, 2018 is a big year for the LEGO brand. It’s the 60th anniversary of the overall toyline, the 40th anniversary of the minifigures, and the 20th anniversary of Mindstorm. Apparently, the company likes years that end in the number “8” for all of their big launches.

With all of this in mind, there will be a lot of celebrations of these milestones this year. The Classic Sets will see some updates this year and will include a commemorative 60th anniversary tile through the end of the year.

There will also be two sets of Minifigure blind bags this year. One will be focused on DC characters while the other celebrates the history of the figures and includes a chase figure of the very first figure, the policeman. This figure will be packed only one in 60 packages, so good hunting!

From Star Wars to Jurassic World, there are plenty of licensed properties to choose from this year. While there were a lot of cool things to see, the fact the top of the Millennium Falcon opens up to reveal all of the inner compartments is pretty darn fun to look at.

LEGO has numerous subsets such as City, Friends, and Juniors making sure there are sets for everyone.

The big addition to City this year is mining with the first time pieces have been made to represent gold ore. The mining machines are pretty darn awesome looking.

And if you want sets with storylines, then you’ll want to check out the latest additions Ninjago, Minecraft, Elves, and Nexu Knights.

Wrapping up the booth, there will be a total of 36 new Brickheadz this year, but on the most interesting ones will be the blank figure that comes with numerous pieces for you to customize it so it looks like you. It should be a ton of fun.

And the Duplo train controlled by colored pieces? I may be too old for Duplo, but I still want to play with that train.

It should be an interesting year for LEGO fans of all ages and this is only half of the plans for this year.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...