LEGO To Release Year of the Dog Set for Chinese New Year

As it has for the past few years, LEGO will be releasing a set to mark the Chinese New Year in February. As 2018 is the year of the dog, the set for this Chinese New year features a smiling canine on a bed of grass.

As 2017 was the year of the rooster, LEGO released a set of just that earlier this year.

The year of the dog will begin on February 16, 2018.

Via gbtimes

White Base Added to FW Gundam Converge Lineup

A model of the White Base, a Mobile Suite Carrier from the UC timeline, will be joining the FW Gundam Converge series in March.

Three Mobile Suites, along with a Core Fighter are included with the more than 14 inch long White Base. A total of six FW Gundam Converge Mobile Suites, three on each side, can be carried by the White Base.

The White Base will be priced at almost ¥25,000, or about $220, and is currently available for pre-order.


Funko Pop! Adds Minecraft to Lineup

14 new Minecraft Funko Pop! Figures will be available starting this February. One of the newest video game franchises to be added to the Funko lineup, the series will feature figures of notable characters from the game, such as Steve, Alex, Skeleton, Creeper and Ocelot.

Many of the figures will be exclusive to stores that have recently struggled with sales and attracting foot traffic, such as GameStop and Toys R Us.

Released in 2011, and owned by Microsoft since 2014, the game has sold more than 27 million copies since its launch.


LEGO Gives Employees A Nutcracker for Christmas

As they do every year, LEGO has presented its employees with a exclusive set as a Christmas gift. This year, employees have received a Technic based, 732 piece, Nutcracker set.

The set also features the mechanism you see in a traditional nutcracker, the lever to open and close the jaws that crack the nut. How effective ABS plastic is at cracking nuts still remains to be seen.

Last year, employees received the 50 Years on Track Set, which featured an assortment of non-scale trains that LEGO had released over the years.

As of writing, the 4002017 Nutcracker is going for about $200 USD on eBay.

Via CandidBricks