Check Out These New LEGO 18+ Sets and More Available Now

Its August 1st, and it can only mean that more LEGO sets are now put on display at your local brand LEGO store (in case they’re now open) and over at LEGO Shop@Home. And this month, it seems that LEGO has the adult fan community in mind when it launched its impressive wave of LEGO 18+ sets, catering to the more discerning LEGO hobbyist in mind.

Since LEGO began introducing its 18+ sets branding with the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, the LEGO Group made it a point to offer larger, more sophisticated sets to the AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO) community. And since then, we’ve seen a steady increase of sets representing each of LEGO’s current themes.

Just to be sure that everything is covered though, LEGO has also released other sets intended for all ages coming from its various licensed and homegrown themes. With 55 new sets offered this month (as per Brickset’s count), I’m pretty sure there is something that will catch your fancy. We have a handful of new sets coming from other LEGO themes such as Star Wars, Super Mario, Harry Potter, Technic, Friends, City, Ninjago, Hidden Side and my personal favorite, Monkie Kid. Take note that depending on your region, some of these sets might still be released on a later date.

Check out these LEGO 18+ sets now available at LEGO’s online shopping portal. And if you wish to add them to your LEGO must-have list for this month, be kind enough to click on the following affiliate links below to support our work here in The Brick Show. Read on and happy building!

LEGO 18+ Sets

LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374)

2,646 pieces | $229.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323)

3,662 pieces | $349.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)

3,167 pieces | $119.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Marvel Iron Man Helmet (76165)

480 pieces | $59.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Super Mario
The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360)
LEGO Star Wars
The LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288)
LEGO Harry Potter
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower (75969)
LEGO Friends
The LEGO Friends Summer Fun Water Park (41430)
 LEGO City
The LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship (60266)
LEGO Monkie Kid
The LEGO Monkie Kid The Flaming Foundry (80016)
LEGO Ninjago
The LEGO Ninjago Fire Stone Mech (71720)
LEGO Hidden Side
The LEGO Hidden Side Mystery Castle (70437)
LEGO Technic
The LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107)

 

The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) Makes a Grand Entrance

Its been a long time coming and thankfully, the LEGO Ideas Team has finally ushered in what could probably be the most sophisticated LEGO Ideas set as of to date. The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) has been finally unveiled, giving us a closer look at the intricate details and the complex designing that were involved in creating this musical brick masterpiece.

Coming in at 3,662 pieces, the official LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) is the brainchild of musician and avid LEGO builder Donny Chen (aka Sleepy Cow over at the LEGO Ideas platform). Though the journey was quite long, the waiting time is definitely worth it. It took more than a year before we saw the realization of Donny’s vision for this grand masterpiece. Back in May 2019, the LEGO Ideas Team needed more time to review the Grand Piano when it was shortlisted during the LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage. It eventually had the thumbs up to become the next official LEGO Ideas set in September of last year together with another much-awaited approved set, the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street.

The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) is one of the many 18+ LEGO sets that are intended for adult fans of LEGO due to its aesthetics, sophisticated features, and the degree of complexity required in building the set. And what is cool about this set is that the LEGO Ideas design team managed to add music to this set through the help of the LEGO Powered Up app linked to its motor. The music will come from the app itself while providing a real-time interface in controlling the motor, and vice versa. Check out the designer video below for a closer look at what to expect from this next LEGO Ideas set.

The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is expected to retail for $349.99 once it is available on August 1. Read on for the set’s official product description and press release. You may also click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO must-haves.

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323)

Ages 18+. 3,662 pieces

US $349.99– CA $449.99– DE €349.99– UK £319.99 – FR €349.99– DK 2699.0DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano

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Build the first-ever playable LEGO® Grand Piano!

Do you have a passion for music? Do you like to relax by focusing on a fun, hands-on project in your free time? If so, this incredible LEGO® Ideas Grand Piano model kit (21323) is just the creative activity for you.

Beautiful and playable
Feel the pride of building a sophisticated, brick-built version of a concert grand piano that you can actually play music with! Recreate the hammer action of each piano key, the moving pedal, and authentic details such as the propped-open top lid and fallboard. Turn on the motor and then you are all set to play wonderful music – select user play on the free LEGO Powered Up app to play the notes yourself or activate autoplay and just listen.

LEGO sets for your lifestyle
Take some time out and enjoy creating a LEGO musical masterpiece to display in your home or workplace. Part of a collection of LEGO building sets for adults, it makes a truly special birthday present or Christmas gift for yourself, the musician, piano player, or hobbyist in your life.

  • Drum roll please as we proudly introduce the first-ever, playable LEGO® Grand Piano! Experience the hands-on pleasure of creating a highly sophisticated LEGO concert piano model and then play beautiful music with it.
  • The LEGO® Ideas Grand Piano (21323) has a removable 25-key keyboard, authentic hammer action, moving dampers and pedal, and motor. Combined with the LEGO Powered Up app, you can play a tune yourself or automatically.
  • Revel in the authentic design details of this beautiful model, from the top lid that can be propped up just like a real grand piano to the opening fallboard and piano leg wheels, plus a height-adjustable bench.
  • If you are looking for a creative DIY project, this 3,662-piece model building kit is ideal for you. So, take some time out and click your stress away with a rewarding challenge that will leave you feeling revitalized.
  • The piano measures over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) wide, and 13.5” (35.5cm) deep when closed. A stylish item for your home or workplace, it also makes a cool gift for musicians, music-lovers, pianists, and hobbyists.
  • To power up the grand piano’s self-playing function, you’ll need 6 AAA batteries (not included) and the free LEGO® Powered Up app – choose user play to play the notes yourself or autoplay to listen to 1 of 4 songs.
  • Clear instructions to help you to build with confidence and really enjoy the process, even if you are a LEGO® newcomer. Also included is a coffee-table-style booklet about this grand piano set’s fan designer and more.
  • This LEGO® Ideas building set for adults is part of a collection of inspiring model kits designed for the discerning hobbyist who relishes an immersive, hands-on DIY project.
  • Since 1958, LEGO® building bricks have met the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent, compatible, and connect and pull apart easily every time.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are rigorously tested to meet exacting safety and quality standards, so you can be sure that this collectible grand piano model is as robust as it is beautiful.

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ICYMI: LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour Building Contest Launched

The LEGO Ideas platform has launched a new building contest that allows us to build our best LEGO rendition of our Ducati dream ride. Inspired by the upcoming  LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107), the LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour Building Contest encourages fans to envision their ultimate Ducati picture-perfect ride using LEGO Technic pieces or other LEGO bricks and pieces that we may have lying around at home.

The Ultimate Tour!

There must be a street, or place you’ve dreamed of riding an awesome Ducati through? To celebrate the Ducati being immortalized in LEGO Technic elements, we want to see where you would take your bike. It could be a real location, or somewhere you make up, and you don’t have to be on your own!

You can build your own bike from Technic elements and/or LEGO bricks and your scenery can be built out of LEGO bricks and/or Technic elements.

This latest LEGO Ideas contest had already begun last June 16 and will run until July 13. And like other LEGO Ideas building contest, the prizes up for grabs for the First, Second, and Third place winners do not disappoint as well. Check out the prizes that are up for grabs for this LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour Building Contest.

First Place Winner

LEGO Ideas The Ultimate Tour

 

Second Place Winner

 

Third Place Winner

 

The LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107) comes in at 646 pieces and is expected to retail for $69.99 once it arrives in LEGO Stores in August. It is currently listed at LEGO Shop@Home if you want to take a look.

The Results Are In: LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results Announced

After announcing their awesome giveaway the day before, the LEGO Ideas Team led by Hasan Jensen and Samuel Johnson has just announced the victors of the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results. Out of 12 qualifiers, it turns out that we can now expect three additional LEGO Ideas sets added to the theme’s roster. Check out the video of their highly anticipated announcement.

A huge congratulations to the following LEGO product ideas for making it to this elite circle:

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by  Alex Storozhuk (aka adwind)

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

Home Alone – is a 1990 Christmas movie… Come on, you guys all know what Home Alone is! Let’s talk about what this movie has become to thousands of us around the globe. To our family Home Alone is a Christmas tradition, symbol, and very warm memories of childhood! So in this project, I and my wife Nadya tried to put as much love and details as we could!

This set consists of 3000 pieces. McCallister’s house has 2 floors full of furniture and stuff from the movie and of course, it features a mansard. There is a small tree house outside with a rope that links it with the main structure to help Kevin escape. 

The main roof and kitchen roof are removable and also the house itself is openable to let you recreate scenes and make your own stories!

Here you may see the main hall, kitchen and dining area, brick-built stairs, mom and dad bedroom, Buzz room, 2 bathrooms, storeroom.

There are 3 minifigures: Kevin, Harry, and Marv.

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness (aka Steve Guinness)

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

I have designed and built this replica typewriter, that has a working hand-cranked mechanism. I originally developed the idea whilst I was on the Legomasters TV show in the UK. Since then I have continued to refine the design, making a hand-cranked mechanism instead of a power functions motor that I had originally fitted. I have also had the keys printed up with letters. I believe this would make a fun and unique lego ideas project. I think it showcases the versatility of the Lego brick and would look amazing on any Lego fans desk, at home or even in the office at work!

I hope to add more updates, showing my ideas for the packaging, and giving details on how I developed the working mechanism.

I’m dedicating the idea to my wife Rachael, who is my best friend and an amazing support to me, she always believes in me and is an amazing encouragement to me in everything I do. I would love to be able to walk into a Lego shop with Rachael and my children Daisy and Obby, and see my design on the shelves 🙂

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by Brent Waller (aka BrentWaller)

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

This LEGO Ideas project celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the beloved classic 90s comedy sitcom with an accurate recreation of Jerry’s Upper West Side Manhattan apartment using approximately 900 LEGO Pieces.

It also includes 5 minifigures including Comedian and shows namesake, Jerry Seinfeld, neurotic best friend George Costanza, friend Elaine Benes, eccentric but kind-hearted neighbor Cosmo Kramer and Jerry’s arch-nemesis, mailman and neighbor known only as “Newman”.

 

Though I have to say that I was a bit surprised that the either the Winter Chalet or the Legend of Zelda product ideas did not make it to the cut, I am still happy for the fan designers behind these winning projects. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter is a technically impressive piece of work, while the LEGO Home Alone and Seinfeld sets will surely hit the nostalgic sweet spots of older LEGO fans.

It’s too early to tell on when these winning product ideas will be eventually available since the LEGO Ideas design and review teams will certainly be hard at work on these three fan projects. They also have a handful of product ideas to work on as they now enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage with its staggering 26 qualifiers. It will surely be a busy year at LEGO Ideas HQ.

So what do you think about the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results? Are you happy about these selections? Let’s talk about it in the comments. below.

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results Are Coming In With A Huge Giveaway

After hinting on the upcoming LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results a couple of weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas Review Team has now revealed that the results for this review stage will be up in the next 24 hours. To make the announcement even more exciting for fans, LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, kicks off the big reveal with an equally huge raffle giveaway.

LEGO fans now have a chance of winning the impressive and much desired LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) by simply sending in your comment on which among these 10K qualifiers do you think will eventually emerge as the next official LEGO Ideas set.

  1. Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen
  2. Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller
  3. The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst
  4. Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti
  5. Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project
  6. LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness
  7. The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda
  8. The Huascar by aldrin
  9. Winter Chalet by sdrnet
  10. Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217
  11. Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind
  12. Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley
Two LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) sets will be given away as raffle prizes for the reveal of the LEGO Ideas Third Review Results.   

Here’s a quick overview of the contest rules.

Giveaway

We’re giving away 2 LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay sets!

How do you win?
Let us know in the comments of either this LEGO Ideas blog post or the relevant Facebook post what you think the results of this LEGO Ideas review will be based on the 10K Club submissions shown in this blog post. We’ll draw 1 random winner on each platform from among all those who guess correctly or guess the closest either via the blog post or Facebook. (i.e. 1 winner among comments on the LEGO Ideas blog and 1 winner among comments on the LEGO Ideas Facebook post).

Deadline
We’ll close for guesses at 4pm CET (Danish time) on the 23rd June, 2020, as soon as the results are revealed.

Just don’t forget to post your comment either on the LEGO Ideas blog site, or over at their Facebook page where the above video is found, on or before the deadline at 11 AM EDT or 8 AM PDT the next day.

Truth be told, I’m really hoping for the Legend of Zelda BotW Stables product idea to push through. It will be a good indicator of things to come between LEGO and Nintendo if this product idea is pulled off, especially considering that we already have our official line up of LEGO Super Mario sets.

And while we’re still waiting for the official LEGO versions of the winners of the LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage in the form of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith and Winnie the Pooh sets,  which product idea do you think will make the cut in the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

LEGO Ideas Update: Eight Entries Qualify for the Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

Last month we saw a record-breaking number of LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers that represent an astounding 26 projects in all. Now that we have entered the first month of the next 2020 LEGO Ideas Qualifying Stage, it is highly likely that we might see the same trend again. Because in just more than a month, we now have a total of eight 10K qualifiers that are now guaranteed to be included in the Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

I have to admit that I’ve not covered much of LEGO Ideas during these past few weeks, but seeing how the community is flourishing amidst this pandemic is truly encouraging. I’m pretty sure that the LEGO Ideas Team has a lot in their hands right now.

While waiting for the announcement of our next official LEGO Ideas set which is slated to happen anytime soon, let’s take a look at these next batch of 10K qualifiers. What I also find interesting about these entries is that most of them were submitted during the time when most of the world is still in lockdown, and managed to gather the needed 10,000 votes in just a short period of time. Indeed, our creativity will not be stifled even by this pandemic. Check this out.

Trabant 601 by pedankopet

LEGO Ideas

House From Up by bramant1

 

Lego HeroQuest by KingGloriousSquirrel

LEGO Ideas

 

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Nook’s Cranny by Micro_Model_Maker

 

The Mountain Windmill by Hanwasyellowfirst

LEGO Ideas

 

Brickwest Studios by Bricky_Brick

 

Community – Greendale Community College by bulldozer

LEGO Ideas

 

Night at the Museum by CARLIERTI

 

Given this trend of submissions and approval, it is probably right to assume that before the Second 2020 LEGO Review Stage actually commences we might have a total number of qualifiers that may outnumber those from the last review stage. We can probably expect a longer turnaround time with regards to their review until such time that LEGO Ideas Review Team can come up with a way to work around such a volume of entries.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Results Announcement Coming Soon

After the official announcement of those who made the cut for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage earlier in January, LEGO designer Samuel Johnson gave a cryptic hint that leads us to believe that the big reveal for the next official LEGO Ideas set (or sets) is just around the corner. There’s no official announcement on when the results will be revealed, but the following tweet from Sam says it all.

LEGO typically makes this announcement with a dash of LEGO humor, and if there’s anything that we can take away from this tweet is that Sam will definitely be there to weigh in during the announcement and that he might actually be a pro wrestler in his spare time. But kidding aside, his tweet definitely has something to do with how the results will be communicated to fans and what entry or entries eventually earned the thumbs-up of the LEGO design team.

Here’s a quick look at the entries that made it in the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

 

The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti

 

Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda

 

The Huascar by aldrin

 

Winter Chalet by sdrnet

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217

 

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley

 

The announcement is actually a bit late already, given that this is usually done in May. But given the present circumstances, the slight delay is understandable. It’s also kind of hard to tell which among these entries is somehow related to that enigmatic tweet by Sam, but I’m betting my horses on either Home Alone or the Clockwork Aquarium.

Be sure to keep your radars open for the big reveal. And while you’re at it, please do subscribe here at our blog site for future updates. Stay tuned!

Add Some Fun To Your Video Calls With These LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

Yep, most of us are already feeling the brunt of being cooped up at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and while most of us can stay connected with our friends and workmates via video conferencing, chances are, the view can really be quite monotonous. To add more fun to your video conferences, you may want to check out this collection of cool LEGO Ideas custom backgrounds, created by some of the prolific builders in the LEGO fan community. Here are some of my favorites.

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

In fact, the LEGO Ideas platform has announced a new activity where you can even submit your own LEGO Ideas custom background for everybody to enjoy. These are trying times, and I appreciate it that members of the LEGO fan community are doing whatever they can to somehow ease each other’s stay-at-home burdens. So whether you feel like you want to show that you are chased by a dinosaur or videoconferencing from out space, these brick-inspired custom backgrounds have you covered.

These LEGO Ideas custom backgrounds are not a first though. If you recall, LEGO.com also released a series of wallpapers through its online shopping portal as part of its #LetsBuildTogether campaign.

You may head over to lego.com/en-us/themes/letsbuildtogether/backgrounds to download these fun wallpapers and backgrounds.

For instructions on how to use these backgrounds for your next video conference, you may want to read this article from the LEGO Ideas blogsite. You can also find high-resolution images of these backgrounds right there. They’ve provided a handy how-to guide for Zoom and Microsoft Teams users, including for Mac users. And if you have your custom LEGO background to share, do check and participate at this LEGO Ideas Create a Custom Background for Video Calls Activity. The nice thing about this is that the LEGO Ideas Team opted to remove any deadline and has kept the activity open for the foreseeable future.

So what do you think? Which among these backgrounds are your personal favorites? Talk to us in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT Enters This Year’s First Review Stage

Fans of this NBC classic TV show will surely want to see this AI-powered car rendered into LEGO bricks. The LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT is our next qualifier for this year’s LEGO Ideas First Review Stage, and it’s a cool way of celebrating the 80s show that most of us grew up with.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

Designed by LEGO fan builder Jimmi-DK, the LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT (or short for Knight Industries Two Thousand) consists of 883 pieces and is the 13th entry to qualify for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. It measures more than 13 inches in length and comes very close to the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265) in terms of its physical dimensions.

In fact, this is not the first time that LEGO will be coming up with a Knight Rider inspired set. If you recall, the now discontinued LEGO Dimensions theme also offered a Knight Rider Fun Pack (71286) as a way of expanding its toys-to-life ensemble in 2017. However, the mini builds that go with these Fun Packs are a far cry in terms of accurately portraying their real-life counterparts. Hopefully having a LEGO Ideas Knight Rider set will fill in that gap that LEGO fans of the TV show would like to see.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

In case you’re not familiar with the classic TV series that inspired this qualifying entry, NBC’s Knight Rider first aired back in 1982, with David Hasselhoff’s starring in his breakout role as an LA police officer.  He played the role of a cop that is out for justice against those that are otherwise considered above the law. He is helped in his mission by an AI-powered supercar sidekick in the form of KITT.  Think of Siri or Alexa on wheels and you’ll get the point. The car itself is based on a modified 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am model, hence the sleek curves on this brick design. I can just imagine how gorgeous it will look in black LEGO pieces if perchance the LEGO Ideas design team works their LEGO magic on this product idea.

Here’s what Jimmi-DK has to say about his entry. The LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT joins The Great Fishing Boat together with eleven more qualifiers to enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which will be concluded very soon.

Knight Rider – KITT

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

As a kid in the 80s, I was, and still am, a huge fan of the TV series Knight Rider. I had a big poster on the wall with KITT and Michael Knight. The idea of having this cool looking self-aware car, that could drive itself, talk and jump over obstacles was very fascinating. KITT, which stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand, was a modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
With this LEGO model, I have tried to capture the shape of the car and various details, such as the seats and other interiors.

Number of bricks: 883

Size:
Length: 336 mm (13.23 in)
Width: 128 mm (5.04 in)
Height: 80 mm (3.15 in)

READ: LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) Official Press Release

The next LEGO Ideas set has been revealed, and boy, am I really hyped for it! I’m pretty sure adult LEGO fans will all agree that the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) is one set that surely triggers a lot of memories of our early days of LEGO building. Plus the fact that this latest LEGO Ideas set is just gorgeously stunning simply makes this latest offering a must-have. And LEGO couldn’t agree more. Read on for The LEGO Group’s official press release about the Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) to learn more about the inspiration behind this set.

Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

Notwithstanding the threat of COVID-19, I must say that 2020 is a year of great releases as far as the LEGO Ideas theme is concerned. Other than this recent addition, we also have the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building (21323) to watch out for. And if there are any LEGO sets that will fill in the top spot of my LEGO wishlist for 2020, these two will definitely suffice.

The LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) will be available beginning April 1st (and on my AFOL’s honor, this is NOT  an April Fool’s Day joke) at LEGO Shop@Home and on LEGO brand stores, retailing for $199.99. It’s not on sale or pre-order yet, but you have the option of adding this to your LEGO online wishlist.

Arghhh me hearties! Explore an epic shipwreck with the new LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

The LEGO Group has announced the latest LEGO Ideas set, bringing back memories of the beloved LEGO Pirates theme.

Become a pirate with this brand-new LEGO Ideas set, inspired by the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship model. Adventurers can now explore the island and the wreckage of Captain Redbeard’s famous ship, which was lost at sea over 30 years ago.

The new LEGO© Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set has been created based on a submission to the LEGO Ideas platform by fan designer Pablo Sánchez Jiménez, who has a passion for all things pirate and was inspired after building LEGO brick models with his dad when he was young. The concept behind the LEGO® IDEAS Pirates of Barracuda Bay set reached the 10,000-supporter milestone in just 25 days – making it one of the quickest sets to hit the target.

With 2,545-pieces in total, the model contains everything a pirate or LEGO fan needs to create the ultimate shipwreck – including a captain’s quarters, food store and supply dock. LEGO builders can even uncover buried treasure on the island by removing parts of the ship to explore new areas and create new stories.

This set also contains 8 Minifigures all based on pirate characters from the classic pirate lines, including the iconic Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and the twins, Port and Starboard, as well as 3 other pirates and 2 skeleton figures and various animals to discover on the island.

When builders tire of being stranded at sea, the island can also be reassembled to create Captain Redbeard’s legendary ship, the Black Seas Barracuda. Rebuild the ship to launch a rescue mission to take the ship’s crew back to safety and find the buried treasure.

The LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep and is sure to catch the eye whether proudly displayed or placed amongst other LEGO Pirate sets.

LEGO Ideas offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the net sales.

Fans can submit their own LEGO set ideas at ideas.LEGO.com.

21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1st April 2020.