It’s September, and that means the year 2021 is on its final quarter stretch. For LEGO this means a big wave of product releases serving as a teaser for the coming holidays. Multiple new LEGO sets take center stage in this release bonanza. Licensed LEGO themes such as Marvel, Star Wars, Jurassic World, and Harry Potter all have new sets to offer this month. Let’s take a look at these new arrivals, all currently listed over at LEGO Shop@Home. To add them to your LEGO carts, you may click on their respective affiliate links below.
Last week, we reported on a subtle addition to the functionality of the LEGO Shop@Home webpage interface. A color selection option was implemented on two of its products: the LEGO Creator sets Expert Fiat 500 (10271) and 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058). This hinted that these two sets, and perhaps many others, could have set variants produced.
At the time of that report, the color options for the above-mentioned LEGO Creator sets were only their originals. Nearly a week later, LEGO itself has made an official announcement of this feature. Along with that comes the reveal of the first alternative colors.
The LEGO Group finally shed light on the variant color option for selected sets on its home shopping portal, describing it as a limited-time pilot project. Here’s their official statement:
The LEGO Group is running a pilot with a small number of products to gain a deeper understanding of what our fans want from our portfolio and where they prefer to shop for new or unique products.
The pilot includes variations of some of our existing products, so we can find out more about the colors and sizes of sets that fans of all ages want to see more of in our portfolio.
It certainly sounds like good news, and if you’re wondering about the catch then here it is. Most of these set color variants will be available only in the UK and Ireland. This is via their regional LEGO Shop@Home, physical stores, and third-party retailers. The variations on selected LEGO sets will only be available in these areas until November 30, or while supplies last. The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 recolor is the sole exception. LEGO Shop@Home UK can ship this one internationally.
So far, LEGO has marked four sets for variants. The first two are, as already stated, the aforementioned LEGO Creator sets. LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) has an additional blue color scheme renumbered as set 77942 in addition to its original yellow.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, LEGO Shop@Home has been recently updated to now include a new functionality on certain of its product pages, particularly applied to some LEGO Creator sets as of this posting.
As pointed out by Stone Wars, the product pages for LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) and LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058) have been updated to include what looks like to be a color selection function. For now, it seems that LEGO has not yet fine-tuned this page function since we only have a static selection bubble that shows the original color of the set. One can say that this might be experimental as of the moment, and a sort of foreshadowing of what LEGO has to offer for the coming weeks. If I’m not mistaken, this is the very first time that I’ve seen LEGO pulled out an offer like this, providing multiple color variations for a set. The prospect is exciting actually and I would like to see certain LEGO sets offered in other color schemes as well.
Word on brick street is that this recent development may actually become a possibility, with LEGO studying the feasibility and appeal of having several color options of its sets. The capability of choosing a differently-colored set is obviously not practical for all of LEGO’s set offerings, and seeing that they opted for LEGO Creator sets to jumpstart this feature is a good place to start. There were some speculations also that these color options might extend to upcoming LEGO City sets as well, including the still-to-be-released LEGO City Fire Station Starter Set (77943) and Fire Station Headquarters (77944).
Whatever is the case, it is quite certain that LEGO is now prepping up its online shopping portal and is now paving a way for a new and unique customer experience with this color selection capabilities. I guess we can see more developments in the coming weeks, or once September sets in. I’ll keep you posted on this. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the newer LEGO Creator Expert sets such as the now-available Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) and the upcoming Pickup Truck (10290). Who knows, we might get recolored versions of these sets as well. We just have to wait and see.
Earlier in June, we caught a glimpse of this year’s seasonal LEGO City (60303) and Friends (41690) Advent Calendars via LEGO’s Japanese online catalog. And as expected, these seasonal holiday surprises are now up via LEGO Shop@Home with a release date of September 1st.
These new listings over at LEGO’s online store also provide us a better look at what to expect from this year’s homegrown LEGO Advent Calendars, with each set selling for $30. Check out the following images below together with their respective product descriptions. You may also opt to include this to your LEGO wishlist by clicking on the following affiliate links below.
Build the excitement as the festive celebrations approach with the LEGO® City Advent Calendar (60303) toy playset. Kids can count down to the big day with fun mini-builds, popular LEGO City Adventures TV series characters, and cool accessories. Just fold down the snowy city play mat and the scene is set for endless imaginative adventures.
Fun models that are quick and easy to build This LEGO City Advent Calendar makes a great gift for children aged 5 and up. Each surprise toy comes with easy-to-follow building instructions ensuring that even new LEGO builders can enjoy a fun build-and-play experience.
Cool Christmas toys for kids LEGO City Advent Calendars are packed with inspiration, festive excitement, and wonderful surprises for kids who love creative play. The buildable toys, LEGO City Adventures TV series characters, and accessories included in this calendar can also be combined with existing LEGO toy playsets for even more fun.
Kids aged 5 and up can enjoy imaginative play each December day with this LEGO® City Advent Calendar (60303) – bursting with awesome mini-builds, fun LEGO City TV characters, and cool accessories.
Includes LEGO® City Adventures TV series minifigure characters Top Hat Tom, Bob, Betty, Sam Grizzled, Shirley Keeper, and Fendrich, plus a buildable Duke DeTain snowman and a snowy city play mat.
Kids can count down to the big day with cool models, fun minifigure characters, and a fold-down play mat where they can build and play out their very own festive LEGO® City adventures!
Looking for a cool gift for kids aged 5 years and up? This Advent Calendar is an ideal treat for fans of the LEGO® City Adventures TV series and kids who love cool toys and creative play.
The LEGO® City Advent Calendar box measures over 10 in. (26cm) high, 14.5 in. (38cm) wide, and 2.5 in. (7cm) deep.
Let youngsters play out the perfect Christmas with the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar (41690). Behind each of its 24 doors is a beautifully detailed construction toy that will help make the Christmas countdown almost as much fun as the big day itself!
A daily delight to discover Among the 24 presents, kids will find 5 LEGO Friends characters in micro-doll form. There is also a gift for each girl that represents their passion. This buildable creative kit lets kids recreate cozy holiday activities – children can make a book that can be read from a brick-built fireside chair beneath the Christmas tree.
Packed with play value The mini models can be used to decorate a kid’s bedroom, but they are also perfect for creative play – there’s a blender with a lifting arm, a spinning rolling pin, and an oven with a door that opens so kids can role-play baking seasonal treats. Make the holiday season truly magical for kids, with an Advent calendar that gives joy through the holidays and beyond.
Make a Heartlake City fan’s day this December with the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar (41690). Packed with cute seasonal toys, it will bring LEGO magic to the Christmas countdown and beyond.
Comes with 5 micro-dolls with a stocking, plus kitten and puppy figures. Buildable winter toys include a sleigh, snowboard, and sled. There’s also a piano and a robot with remote control.
Kids will find a new buildable kids’ toy behind each window. These can be used as decorations or arranged on the flip-down mat where youngsters can play out their festive adventures.
Though small in size, these buildable toys have many neat play functions to spark seasonal story-telling – the rolling pin spins, the blender arm lifts and the oven door opens.
This is the ideal pre-Christmas gift for creative kids who want an Advent calendar that gives joy beyond December. This 370-piece set is perfect for boys and girls aged 6+ who love festive play.
This LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar gift box measures over 9 in. (25 cm) high, 14 in. (37 cm) wide, and 2 in. (6 cm) deep.
If you recall earlier in June, LEGO has given us a glimpse of its new LEGO City subtheme via its Japanese LEGO online catalog. Dubbed as LEGO City Stuntz, this new collection of high-flying, action-packed daredevil acrobats features a collection of flywheel-powered bikes, awesome vehicles, and daunting obstacle courses.
And in case you missed it, this initial wave of LEGO City Stuntz sets includes 10 introductory sets including several monster trucks, and a good number of high-flying motorbikes. This new LEGO City subtheme is slated to arrive on October 1st, just in time for the holiday season.
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A usual staple of LEGO Advent Calendars, this year’s LEGO City offering includes the familiar minifigure characters from LEGO City Adventures such as Big Betty, Shirley Keeper, Officer Sam Grizzled, Fire Fighter Bob, Top Hat Tom, and Fendrich. It also comes with mini builds that add some fun holiday activities – it has a mini copter, monster truck, train, snow-covered tree, lamp post, and many more.
This year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) is expected to arrive on September 1st and will retail for around $30 similar to last year’s offering. I will update this post once it makes its appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.
LEGO is all set to launch its first-ever online fan convention dubbed as LEGO CON. And after an initial teaser last week, LEGO is slowly building the hype by giving us a glimpse of the many things to expect once the virtual convention commences on June 26.
LEGO’s tweet hints at the various set announcements that are about to happen on LEGO CON. The most noticeable of this is understandably coming from the LEGO Star Wars front. I feel that it may lean towards the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship, which was ultimately selected by most fans during the LEGO Ideas Fan Vote back from February last year. There will also be a detailed presentation on the latest LEGO Super Mario sets for the 2nd half of the year, including the new Adventures With Luigi Starter Course (71387) and a host of others. I’m not really sure what LEGO has in mind with its LEGO Technic and Harry Potter presentations, but my best guess is that it might include possible building activities (competition perhaps) involving some of the new sets under these themes. Newer LEGO City sets will also be placed under the spotlight, especially since LEGO has invited an astronaut to grace the occasion. And those fans who will be watching online will also have the chance to participate in a live Q&A with designers of the LEGO Minecraft theme, and with Mojang’s Chief Brand Officer, Ms. Lydia Winters.
We can also be sure that LEGO has plenty of surprises in store during that 90-minute presentation. This includes the promise of more exclusive set reveals and other amazing guests. I’m still dwelling on the thought that the LEGO CON’s 2×2 brick logo may still have a connection to any sets, or activities that will be featured during the free, live online event. So be sure to mark June 26 on your calendars, and check your corresponding local time. For more updates, visit and bookmark the LEGO CON website.
We now have confirmation that the next LEGO City subtheme will be a high-flying rush of a series. Thanks to a now-removed online Japanese LEGO catalog, LEGO has shown us what great lengths minifigures will go through to get that adrenalin fix. The LEGO City Stuntz subtheme is expected to arrive in October, with 10 new sets showcasing their daredevil skills.
From the get-go, the LEGO City Stuntz includes a collection of sets that features what we typically see in a stunt show. It also includes a generous amount of motorbikes and vehicles that incorporate a pull-back action mechanism and unique LEGO Stuntz flywheels. Take a closer look at what each set has to offer by checking out the images below.
The LEGO City Stuntz is expected to make an official appearance via LEGO Shop@Home, perhaps sometime in July or August. I’ll update this post once more information comes in. In the meantime, be sure to check the LEGO City Wildlife Rescue subtheme that is also slated to arrive this summer.
Last week, an Italian online toy retailer gave us a glimpse of one of this year’s LEGO City subthemes. The LEGO City Wildlife Rescue is slated to arrive this August and LEGO Shop@Home has additional information on what to expect from this wave of LEGO City summer 2021 sets.
The subtheme feature several new animal figures and vehicles. The smaller sets offer some monkey figures, a male lion and cub, and a snake, while the larger ones feature new elephant figures and a crocodile. For all its worth, it’s a great way to build your LEGO animal collection similar to what the LEGO City’s Jungle setsoffered back in 2017.
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Introduce budding explorers to the wonders of nature with this inspiring LEGO® City Wildlife Rescue ATV (60300) playset, featuring a cool toy all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with tilt-to-turn steering, equipped with a grabber tool and drone, plus a small savanna setting. Just add the explorer, monkeys, and black scorpion for exciting animal-rescue adventures.
Great build-and-play experience for kids This toy construction set comes with an easy-to-follow building guide and Instructions PLUS – part of the free LEGO Building Instructions app for smartphones and tablets. This interactive construction guide, with zoom and rotate viewing tools, helps young LEGO builders become master builders!
The exciting world of LEGO City LEGO City Wildlife playsets put kids at the heart of the action with iconic animals, realistic settings, cool vehicles, and inspiring characters that stimulate creative role play based on real-life events.
Kids can become everyday heroes with this LEGO® City Wildlife Rescue Off-Roader (60301) playset, featuring an animal-rescue team including LEGO City Adventures TV series hero Jessica Sharpe, plus a lion, lion cub, and a snake with its egg. Just add the river setting, toy water scooter, and 4×4 to set the scene for exciting wildlife rescue adventures.
Fun for all the family LEGO 4+ sets deliver hours of fun for kids, friends, and families. Each set comes with a simple building guide and a Starter Brick element to help youngsters along. And with 4+ sets, you also get Instructions PLUS – part of the LEGO Building Instructions app. This interactive building guide, with zoom and rotate viewing tools, really does make LEGO building child’s play.
The awesome world of LEGO City LEGO City Wildlife playsets put kids at the heart of the action, with iconic animals, realistic settings, cool vehicles, and inspiring characters that stimulate imaginative role play based on real-life events.
This multi-model LEGO® City Wildlife Rescue Operation (60302) playset is packed with awesome features, including a cool winch helicopter, tracked vehicle, savanna setting with landslide function, and a veterinary station. Just add the toy elephants, crocodiles, monkey, and rescue team for endless hours of exciting animal rescue fun.
A great build-and-play experience for kids aged 6 and up You’ll find easy-to-follow building instructions for this LEGO City set in the box. Or you can download Instructions PLUS, part of the free LEGO Building Instructions app for smartphones and tablets. This interactive construction guide, with amazing zoom and rotate viewing tools, quickly turns kids into master builders!
Put kids at the heart of the action LEGO City Wildlife playsets come with iconic animals, realistic settings, detailed vehicles, and inspiring characters that stimulate imaginative play. Kids become the everyday heroes in stories and scenarios that depict life in a fun and exciting way.
This LEGO® City Wildlife Rescue Camp (60307) toy playset is packed with fun features. There’s a well-equipped treehouse-camp with a watchtower, plus a floating dinghy, mobile research lab, motorbike, and an ultralight. Kids also get 6 minifigures, including LEGO City TV character Sleet, plus elephant, lion, lioness, a lion cub, eagle, and monkey figures for fun-packed wildlife adventures.
A build-and-play experience for kids aged 6 and up You’ll find easy-to-follow building instructions for this LEGO City playset in the box. Or you can download Instructions PLUS, part of the free LEGO Building Instructions app for smartphones and tablets. This interactive construction guide, with amazing zoom and rotate viewing tools, turn kids into master builders!
Toys that spark the imagination LEGO City Wildlife playsets put kids at the heart of the action, with iconic animals, realistic settings, cool vehicles, and inspiring characters that stimulate imaginative role play based on real-life events.
Children with a passion for action-packed role-play will love the LEGO® City Seaside Police and Fire Mission (60308). This premium playset, combining 2 popular LEGO City themes, comes with a toy police station, police sea helicopter, crook’s speedboat, and a fire dinghy that really floats. And to kick-start the fun, kids also get 4 minifigures including LEGO City Adventures TV series hero, Tom Bennett!
Perfect for kids aged 5 and up Includes a printed construction guide and Instructions PLUS– part of the free LEGO Building Instructions app for smartphones and tablets. This interactive toy building guide, with amazing zoom and rotate viewing tools, helps young LEGO builders become master builders.
The awesome world of LEGO City LEGO City toy building sets deliver endless play possibilities with realistic models and inspiring characters. From catching crooks to putting out fires, kids become the everyday heroes at the heart of the action, developing key life skills as they build and play.
It looks like LEGO is on a wildlife rescue with this year’s summer wave of LEGO City sets. Some of these sets have been revealed already by an Italian online retailer giving us a glimpse of what to expect from this series of LEGO City Animal Rescue summer 2021 sets.
These sets are slated to be released sometime in August and feature some pretty cool new animal figures and vehicles. The smaller sets offer some monkey figures, a male lion and cub, and a snake, while the larger ones feature new elephant figures and a crocodile. For all its worth, it’s a great way to build your LEGO animal collection. The last time I saw a similar array of exciting animal figures was with LEGO City’s Jungle sets from 2017.
Since the LEGO City Animal Rescue summer 2021 sets are now making their appearance online, we can also expect them to be listed over at LEGO’s home shopping portal in the next few weeks. Take note that this is a partial listing and more similar sets may be revealed soon. These images may not be the most ideal, but they’re substantial enough to provide us a closer look.
Wildlife Rescue Hovercraft (30570) polybag
Animal Rescue ATV (60300)
74 pieces | 9.99 Euro | Includes 1 minifigure, 2 monkeys, and 1 scorpion figures
Animal Rescue Off-Road Vehicle (60301)
157 pieces | 44.99 Euro | Includes 3 minifigures, a male lion, lion cub, and snake figures
Animal Rescue Operation (60302)
525 pieces | 89.99 Euro | Includes 4 minifigures, a large single-piece elephant figure, baby elephant, crocodile, and 2 monkeys
Wildlife Rescue Camp (60307)
??? pieces | Approx $99.99 | Includes 6 minifigures, a large single-piece elephant figure, a male lion, lioness, lion cub, 2 monkeys, and eagle (?)