LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi (71387) Arriving This Summer

It looks like Luigi will now finally get the LEGO treatment that he deserves. Thanks to Amazon China, we can now confirm the arrival of a LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi (71387) starter pack sometime this summer.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

The new LEGO Super Mario set places Luigi front and center, with his own brick-built obstacle course that rivals that of his older twin brother. Similar to its predecessor, the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario (71360), this new set offering features an interactive version of Luigi complete with all the sensors, LCD screen, and Bluetooth connectivity similar to his LEGO sibling. Though this Luigi-inspired set offers similar functionality to that of Adventures with Mario, my initial impression is that the former is a bit larger and offers brick-built versions of a Bone Goomba, Pink Yoshi, and a Koopa.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

As of this posting, LEGO has not yet listed this set over at LEGO Shop@Home. And since this new LEGO Super Mario set has now been revealed via a third-party retailer with a release date of July 2021, we can most likely expect an official LEGO.com listing soon. It is also worthwhile to note that this particular set is just one of the nine new LEGO Super Mario sets that are slated to debut in 2021, showing how intentional LEGO is in further developing this licensed theme.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

ICYMI: All New LEGO Harry Potter 2021 Sets Now Up for Pre-Order at LEGO Shop@Home

In case you missed it, LEGO has unveiled a handful of new LEGO Harry Potter 2021 sets marking the licensed theme’s 20th anniversary. Initially talked about earlier this year, this collection also features some of the most memorable Wizarding moments from Harry’s 2nd year in Hogwarts.

Six of these new sets will also feature exclusive 20th LEGO Harry Potter anniversary golden minifigures similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO Ninjago anniversary sets. As another new collectible offering, LEGO will also be introducing the Collectable Wizard Cards – 2×2 tiles that feature a printed LEGO minifigure version of a famous Harry Potter character.

And if you haven’t checked them yet, take a look at these LEGO Harry Potter 2021 anniversary sets by clicking on the following affiliate links below. I’m personally looking forward to that Fawkes brick-built statue and Hogwarts Wizard Chess once they arrive on June 1, 2021. How about you, what’s your personal pick? Let me know in the comments below.

Hogwarts: Polyjuice Potion Mistake (76386)

217 pieces | $19.99 | Minifigures include  Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley plus an exclusive golden Harry Potter minifig to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary. 

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

 

Hogwarts: Fluffy Encounter (76387)

397 pieces | $39.99 | Minifigures include Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley plus an exclusive golden Hermione minifig to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary. 

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

 

Hogsmeade Village Visit (76388)

851 pieces | $79.99 | Minifigures include Harry Potter, Dean Thomas, Professor McGonagall, Madam Rosmerta, Mr. Flume, and Mrs. Flume plus an exclusive golden Ron Weasley minifig to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary. 

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets (76389)

1,176 pieces | $129.99 | Minifigures include Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Tom Riddle, Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Luna Lovegood, Gilderoy Lockhart, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Sinistra, and Nearly Headless Nick plus an exclusive golden Voldemort minifig to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary.

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

Hogwarts Wizard’s Chess (76392)

876 pieces | $59.99 | Minifigures include Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley plus an exclusive golden Professor Severus Snape minifig to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary.

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

Hogwarts: First Flying Lesson (76395)

264 pieces | $29.99 | Minifigures include Madam Hooch, Draco Malfoy, and Neville Longbottom plus an exclusive golden Professor Quirrell minifig to celebrate the theme’s 20th anniversary.

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

Harry Potter & Hermione Granger (76393)

1,673 pieces | $119.99

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

Fawkes, Dumbledore’s Phoenix (76394)

597 pieces | $39.99 | Minifigures include Albus Dumbledore and a smaller Fawkes minifigure.

LEGO Harry Potter 2021

LEGO NASA Ulysses Space Probe VIP Reward Now Sold Out

If you are following the saga of this latest LEGO VIP Rewards hype, then you’ve probably felt the frustration of many LEGO fans on this side of the planet earlier today. I understand LEGO’s intention of providing incentives to loyal LEGO fans through VIP rewards points, but this latest debacle of the LEGO NASA Ulysses Space Probe VIP Reward was met with a lot of site glitches and a good number of upset LEGO fans.

I have to admit that I was never really a fan of LEGO VIP rewards for the obvious reason that this customer rewards system is not available in my region. On top of that, I have a certain bias against the “exclusivity” of certain LEGO sets which should be otherwise be made available for all LEGO fans to enjoy. I would rather have the offer of GWPs or gift-with-purchase sets than having these exclusive VIP freebies.

If you recall, the intention was to release the LEGO NASA Ulysses Space Probe to attract and draw attention towards its latest LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283). Though the latter was smoothly released without any problems or shortage of sets since the start of this month, the launching of the LEGO NASA Ulysses Space Probe was met with plenty of site glitches and hair-pulling loading errors as shared by LEGO fans across the internet. And in a matter of 15-20 minutes, the entire thing is already sold out over at VIP Rewards Center.

The experience of getting this relatively unattractive LEGO freebie in my opinion truly frustrates and perplexes me. I would like to echo the frustration of most LEGO fans since as I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m not really a fan of these “VIP-only exclusives”. And second, having LEGO, a highly respected and established company with all the means and resources at its disposal to ensure a smooth digital transaction for LEGO fans, to fail big time in making this set accessible to LEGO VIP fans, truly leaves me scratching my head.

If LEGO opted for the GWP route on the LEGO NASA Ulysses Space Probe and has it as a tie-in specifically for the LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283), then this LEGO VIP Reward tragedy could have been averted. I know I might sound harsh about this, but the truth of the matter is, such marketing promo just left a lot of legitimate LEGO fans disappointed with only those uncaring scalpers having a field day over at eBay. Just look at these outrageous prices for such a tiny LEGO set.

As far as I can remember, this issue of scalping for such rare LEGO sets has always been decried by the LEGO fan community and I do hope that LEGO will somehow be proactive in addressing this issue. And in my opinion, it can start by having these kinds of sets available for all LEGO fans to enjoy and perhaps re-evaluating the value and necessity of the LEGO VIP Rewards system from the perspective of the LEGO fan community.

For now, I’ll just be looking forward to that next LEGO project that I am itching to build. After all, that’s what got me into LEGO in the first place – the freedom to creatively build and to freely select the sets that interest me.

LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO’s online shopping portal has now made it official, revealing its latest LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) series including its retail price and release date of April 26, 2021.

First confirmed by a third-party retailer several days ago, LEGO has now unveiled it over at LEGO Shop@Home showcasing its twelve (12) classic Looney Tunes characters now given the LEGO CMF treatment. Each CMF blind bag is expected to retail for $4.99, with each boxed set consisting of 36 bags or 3 complete sets of all twelve characters. Personally, I’m glad that LEGO did not opt for the boxed packaging format as it did for the LEGO Vidiyo Bandmates Series 1 (43101). I still prefer the blind bag packaging for the LEGO CMF line for that matter.

If you wish to add the LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) to your wishlist this April, be sure to check out its corresponding affiliate link below together with its official product description and images.

LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030)

Coming soon on April 26, 2021

LEGO Looney Tunes LEGO Looney Tunes

Wacky action and fond memories await kids and cartoon fans in every bag! Each LEGO® Minifigures Looney Tunes™ (71030) collectible ‘mystery’ bag contains 1 of 12 cool, limited-edition character toys from the original Looney Tunes cartoon series.

Awesome character toy lineup
Cartoon lovers young and old can collect, display or add some awesome character figures from the original Looney Tunes™ series into their current sets, including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, and Marvin the Martian.

Collectible toys
Each of the finely crafted, highly detailed LEGO minifigures comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag with 1 or more accessory elements to add to the action and fun, plus a collector’s overview leaflet. Makes a great little gift that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

  • More awesome characters! Collect and reminisce or boost endless play with these cool LEGO® Minifigures Looney Tunes™ (71030) toy bags. A fun treat for kids and fans of any age.
  • What’s in the bag? 1 of 12 unique, buildable characters to discover, plus 1 or more accessories. A perfect addition to any LEGO® collection to inspire new play.
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From the Rumor Mill: Some Details About the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031)

As a huge fan of LEGO Collectible Minifigures, I really have to say that LEGO did a fine good job with this year’s upcoming offerings. After the unofficial reveal of the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series (71030), now comes another wave of licensed LEGO minifigs to watch out for. And if the rumors turn out to be true, then we have to prep our wallets once again for the arrival of the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) series this August.

According to reliable LEGO insider, lego_fulcrum over on Instagram, this year will see the release of a wave of LEGO Marvel CMF similar to what LEGO did with last year’s LEGO DC CMF (71026). Furthermore, if the rumors turn out to be true, we can probably expect the following:

    • According to sources, the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) will be based primarily on MCU’s latest series over at Disney+. This means to say we will be getting characters from WandavisionFalcon & The Winter Soldier, the upcoming Loki series, and the animated series “What If…?”
    • From Wandavision, I’m crossing my fingers for a new Scarlet Witch minifigure, with the new costume and all as revealed from the series’ final episode. A White Vision will also be great, and of course a LEGO rendition of Agatha Harkness.
    • We are still halfway through the Falcon & The Winter Soldier series, but a new Falcon and Bucky minifigs are surely in order. And perhaps a new Baron Zemo and a yet-to-be-revealed Power Broker minifigures are well on their way as well.
    • The MCU multiverse version of Loki (the one that runs away with the Tesseract in Avengers Endgame) might also be receiving a new minifigure version. There’s a ton of possible Marvel characters that may also be revealed later on so I will hold my horses and wait for how things will pan out in June when the series premieres on Disney+
    • Then finally we have the Disney+ animated series “What If…?”. Needless to say, the minifigure possibilities for this one are virtually endless considering the nature of the show. However, if I were to base it on the initial trailer that we saw last December, then I wouldn’t mind seeing an Uatu The Watcher minifigure since he seems to be the narrator of the series (much like an Alfred Hitchcock BTS type of character), and a Captain Peggy Carter minifig with that new British Union Jack shield.

I want to emphasize though that these are just speculations at this point until we receive further confirmation from LEGO or other third-party retailers that are quite excited to put them on shelves. And with most likely 12 LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures characters to be included, the potential list of Marvel characters to be given the LEGO CMF treatment is as vast as the MCU multiverse itself. Here’s my own wishlist for this series:

            1. Scarlet Witch (Wandavision version)
            2. White Vision
            3. Agatha Harkness
            4. Falcon (Disney+ version)
            5. Bucky (Disney+ version) – if you look hard enough, you might probably see it’s supposed minifig torso making rounds over the internet.
            6. Baron Zemo
            7. Power Broker
            8. Loki (Disney+ version)
            9. Mobius
            10. Kang the Conqueror – the series might set him up as the main villain later on.
            11. Uatu the Watcher
            12. Captain Peggy Carter

I have to say that this speculative list is pretty insane to begin with. Also bear in mind that these are just my predictions based on existing information that we have right now, and we have to wait and see until July to probably have a full reveal of this latest LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031).

So how about your predictions? What Disney+ MCU character do you think will make it to this upcoming LEGO CMF series? Drop-in your predictions in the comments below.

LOOK: First Images of a New LEGO Speed Champions 2021 Set Has Been Released

Following the rumor train regarding the upcoming LEGO Speed Champions 2021 sets scheduled to be released this summer, we now have our first look at one of these new brick-built speedsters in the form of the LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set.

LEGO Speed Champions 2021 Set

Shared by Reddit user Samurai_Happy, this first look at set 76904 confirms the rumored list of LEGO Speed Champions 2021 2H sets that went around a couple of months ago. According to the eagle-eyed LEGO fan, he spotted this set on display at a Target store in Washington but was eventually prohibited from purchasing it since it was marked for release in August. Personally, it is kind of absurd to have restrictions like this considering that this set was already placed on display. However, August could be a release date specifically for other retailers and we can still expect this new LEGO Speed Champions 2021 set to be released in June just in time for summer.

The LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set clocks in at 627 pieces and is expected to retail for $49.99. It’s basically a dual-pack that features a pair of Dodge’s iconic vehicles highlighting its past and present legacies on the race track. As a fan of classic muscle cars, I am personally looking forward to this brick version of the 1970 Dodge Challenger. And though the LEGO Speed Champions has produced a great line of brick speedsters throughout the years, there is only a handful of brick-built classic muscle cars that were added to its theme. We have 2017’s 1966 Ford GT40 from set 75881, the LEGO Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884), and 2019’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from set 75893. I just hope that the LEGO Group will eventually develop a subtheme for the LEGO Speed Champions line that is dedicated to this beloved genre of classic cars.

For now, be sure to keep an eye at LEGO Shop@Home, and here at our blog site for the latest LEGO news updates. Special thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.

LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Commemorative Minifigures Revealed

It seems that LEGO has cast a transfiguration spell on this one. And as this year marks another milestone for one of LEGO’s well-loved theme, it seems that a wave of LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary commemorative minifigures are on their way.

Shared by wizardingworld over at Instagram, this collection of six LEGO Harry Potter minifigures come in an entirely golden color scheme including their base plates and accessories, and will be included in select LEGO HP sets that are slated to be released in the 2nd half of 2021. This wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets will also be a part of LEGO’s anniversary line of offerings that marks the theme’s 20th year. This is very much the same as what LEGO did with Ninjago’s 10th-anniversary sets earlier this year, where similar golden commemorative minifigs were included in some sets to add to its appeal and collectability.

The LEGO Harry Potter characters that are expected to be given the golden magic treatment will be Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Severus Snape, Voldemort, and Quirinus Quirrell. We have no word yet at what particular sets they will be included. But since images of these LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary minifigures are already out there, and we’re just a couple of months away before the LEGO H2 sets are officially released, then we can expect a steady wave of LEGO set reveals to be around the corner.

In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs here at our blog site and keep an eye over at LEGO Shop@Home as well.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Delayed Once Again

I guess we have to wait a little longer for this one. In a not-so-very-surprising turn of events, it looks like the much anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game will be delayed once again. And of course, we can’t blame game developer TT Games for this pandemic-stricken situation.

After almost a year when news came out of a possible August 2020 release date, it seems that the journey from studio to console will have to wait a tad longer. The announcement came via TT Games’ official Twitter account which you can see below:

It is reasonable to assume that the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is now in its final development stages. But since this pandemic has gotten a lot of projects derailed in the video game industry, it is clearly forgivable that delays like this are bound to happen. We’re not just sure yet where exactly this video game stands in terms of releasing, whether it is still being polished with the possible inclusion of an upcoming Star Wars The Bad Batch tie-in, or it’s a matter of logistical issues.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is hailed to be THE largest, galaxy-spanning Star Wars video game that LEGO has ever come up with. And with every known major LEGO Star Wars character reportedly coming to the game as a playable avatar set in a massive open world in a galaxy far away, the potential and excitement for this game are very much expected.  This game also comes in a Deluxe Edition which you can find over at Amazon and will be available for all major consoles and the PC via Steam.

Are you planning to get this game despite of its delays? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) Confirmed!

I had to take a second look at this one, partly because at the back of my mind, I’m still wary about those April 1st “news” that I have to contend with. However, I’m glad to say that this piece of news is excitingly legit and by no means a prank. Because as it turns out, the once rumored LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) is now finally confirmed! Beep beep! Super cool minifigs coming through!

Thanks to a Brickset member, we now have our first legitimate look at this new LEGO CMF. And to remove all doubts that this might be illegally leaked, Brickset member shima55 even uploaded a copy of the sales receipt issued by a third-party retail store from Northern California. The receipt confirms that the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF box contains 36 figures retailing for $215.64. And with 12 minifigs in this series, it stands to reason that each box contains three complete sets.

And wow, just wow! I’m already loving this CMF line! The care and effort that LEGO just showed in coming up with an entirely new range of minifigure molds for this series are just awesome. And how these minifigs captured that classic Looney Tunes nostalgia just leaves the entire CMF to be desired. The choice of accessories is just as hilarious as well. I’m really having a blast right now at those anvil and birdseed accessories for Coyote and Road Runner. I bet Sylvester will also have second thoughts on that massive sledgehammer that Tweety is holding, lol. And the references for those Rabbit Season and That’s All Folks printed tiles are just spot-on hilarious.

shima55 was also kind enough to share this CMF checklist as well, where we can see all of the twelve characters included in this LEGO Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030). I zoomed in at each character so we can have a better look.

#01 Lola Bunny

#02 Bugs Bunny

 

#03 Wile E. Coyote

#04 The Road Runner

 

#05 Tweety Bird

 

#06 Sylvester the Cat

 

#07 Daffy Duck

 

#08 Speedy Gonzales

 

#09 Tasmanian Devil

 

#10 Marvin the Martian

 

#11 Petunia Pig

 

#12 Porky Pig

 

Though these minifigs are numbered in such a way that suggests that they are basically paired (like Coyote and Road Runner, or Tweety Bird and Sylvester for example), I couldn’t help but wonder why Elmer Fudd or Yosemite Sam is not included in this list. I’m just crossing my fingers that this offering is just the first series for this line and that a LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series 2 might be in the works as well.

Whatever is the case, this latest LEGO CMF will definitely be in my must-have minifigs for this year, and I just hope that LEGO Shop@Home will be listing them soon. So what are your thoughts on this latest LEGO CMF offer? Which LEGO Looney Tunes character are you most excited for? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

A big thank you once again to Brickset for sharing this good news.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182) Now Available for Pre-Order at LEGO Shop@Home

If you recall from last week, Barnes & Noble has published the official images of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182), confirming earlier rumors that LEGO has now included a DC Comics character to its roster of so-called Helmet Collection sets. It was initially thought at that time that it might only be a Barnes  & Noble exclusive, but thankfully this brick-version of Batman’s Cowl is now available pre-order from LEGO Shop@Home as well.

Batman Cowl (76182)

Similar to Carnage and Venom, the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182) is an 18+ set with the LEGO and comic book fan in mind. This displayable set clocks in at 410 pieces and will retail for $59.99 starting April 26, 2021. Check out the rest of its product description, and you may pre-order this set today (with a release date of April 26, 2021) by clicking on its respective affiliate link below.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182)

410 pieces | $59.99 | Pre-order now  and get it on April 26, 2021 

Batman Cowl (76182)

Immerse yourself in a challenging and rewarding building experience as your imagination transports you to GOTHAM CITY™ with the impressive LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman Cowl (76182).

Iconic Batman helmet to build and display
This LEGO brick recreation of the unmistakable cowl worn by the Caped Crusader™ is sure to attract attention and admiration wherever it is placed. With transparent bricks to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to the sturdy base, this remarkable model will provide a sense of fulfillment long after the construction work has finished.

LEGO brick model-making kits
Escape the busy world for a while and rediscover the joy of creative construction with adult LEGO building sets. Satisfying to build and stunning to display, adult LEGO kits make great birthday gifts, Christmas presents, and personal treats for anyone interested in model making or comic-book culture.

  • The LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman Cowl (76182) captures forever the unmistakable style of Batman in a captivating build-and-display model created with adults in mind.
  • Measuring over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 4 in. (10 cm) wide, and 4 in. (12 cm) deep, this captivating model provides an attractive conversation piece, whether displayed in your home or workplace.
  • The collectible LEGO® DC Batman™ Batman Cowl offers a hands-on, stress-relieving building experience, as 410 LEGO bricks gradually transform into a stunning display model.
  • This authentic LEGO® brick recreation of the iconic Batman™ helmet includes transparent pieces to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to a sturdy base.
  • Indulge your creative construction superpowers. This collectible piece of Batman™ memorabilia will provide pleasure and satisfaction long after the hands-on work has been completed.
  • This build-and-display piece is ideal for any model-making enthusiast or adult fan of the Caped Crusader™. It makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present, or personal treat.