New LEGO Ideas Contest: Build United!

LEGO Ideas has launched another contest with plenty of cool prizes up for grabs. To celebrate the release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272), this next LEGO Ideas contest encourages all LEGO builders to come up with their most creative way of showing support to the famous Red Devils in LEGO brick form. Build United! is now currently in its Submission Phase which began last January 16. The deadline for submission of entries will be February 20, 2020, at 6 AM EST.  Read on for more details.

LEGO Ideas Contest: Build United!

Old Trafford has been given the LEGO® treatment, could you do the same with anything and everything Manchester United? We’re looking for goal recreations, brick-built badges, or even player statues! It doesn’t matter what it is, so long as it celebrates The Red Devils!

If you’re the Grand Prize winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:  

LEGO Ideas Contest

Two Runner Up winners will each receive:    

Head on over to the contest page to read the contest rules and get started. 


Here’s Your Chance to Vote for the Next LEGO Star Wars UCS Set

Its a bit unusual, but the LEGO Ideas platform has announced a new contest that will let LEGO fans choose (or vote to be exact) for the next LEGO Star Wars UCS set. As of to date, LEGO has 26 unique LEGO Star Wars UCS sets – not including re-releases – under its belt, and launching this LEGO Ideas Fan Vote is their way of paying it forward to the LEGO Star Wars faithful. Especially that the subtheme is marking its 20th anniversary at this turn of the decade.

The LEGO Ideas Fan Vote – Help choose one of the next Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars LEGO Sets narrows the voting choices down into three UCS candidates based on the most iconic starships that roamed the Star Wars galaxy.

 The Nebulon B Escort Frigate
The 2005 LEGO Ideas Nebulon-B Escort Frigate product idea by LDiEgo represents an earlier attempt to give this starship the official LEGO treatment.

First appearing in The Empire Strikes Back and later in Return of the Jedi, there have been a few large-scale LEGO MOCs that took the challenge of recreating this Rebel-reformed Imperial starship. LEGO is yet to release its official version of the Nebulon B Escort Frigate, so voting for a brick-built replica of this massive ship brings us closer to the possibility of seeing one.

TIE Bomber
The LEGO Star Wars TIE Bomber (4479) was the very first LEGO model of this Imperial heavyweight released in 2003.

I think the TIE Bomber is one of the most underrepresented starships in the LEGO Star Wars franchise. After its first appearance as an official LEGO set back in 2003 in the form of the TIE Bomber (4479), it never had a rehashed version of any kind in almost 17 years.  Seeing a  larger, LEGO version of this TIE big brother is certainly a welcomed gesture.

Republic Gunship
The LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship (75021) is the largest LEGO set of its kind as of to date.

This relic from the Star Wars prequel has already enjoyed two brick renditions from LEGO since the Republic Gunship (7163) was first released 18 years ago, followed by set 75021 in 2013. Though I wish that this third slot was given to another candidate, I guess there is still a large following for this artifact from the Attack of the Clones.

The deadline to cast your votes is on January 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CEST (4 a.m. EST).  Be sure to head over at the Voting Page to have your vote counted. And while waiting for the votes to come in, be sure to check out the latest LEGO Star Wars sets now out at LEGO Shop@Home.

Do you have other Star Wars vehicles and ships that you wish to have the LEGO Star Wars UCS treatment? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) Official Press Release

Following through with its launch of the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) via LEGO Shop@Home, the LEGO Group now formally unveils its next LEGO fan-made marking the theme’s 10th year anniversary. Read on for TLG’s official press release.

Step into your astronaut boots with the new LEGO® IDEAS International Space Station

The LEGO Group has announced the new LEGO Ideas International Space Station, packed with authentic details as part of its 10-year celebration of the LEGO Ideas programme.

[21st January 2020] Realise your own dreams of becoming an astronaut with the new LEGO Ideas International Space Station, available to buy from LEGO stores and online at from February 1st.

Based on a concept from a LEGO fan, the new model contains 864 pieces, including the iconic space station itself and a LEGO brick-built NASA space shuttle with three mini cargo spacecrafts and two astronaut microfigures, making this a must-have for space enthusiasts and adult LEGO fans alike.

The realistic set features a posable Canadarm2 and two rotating joints that coincide with eight adjustable solar panels, to replicate the out-of-this-world complexity of the real space station that orbits the Earth sixteen times a day!

In addition, a display stand means that builders can proudly display it in any room once complete and celebrate the achievements of the five international space agencies that brought the incredible real-life ISS to life and have enabled humans to live in space for 20 years.

Measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station makes an eye-catching display model that will perfectly compliment any LEGO brick space collection.

The set comes complete with a 148-page illustrated instruction booklet, packed with interesting facts and information about the International Space Station itself and the LEGO fan who created the original design for the set.

LEGO fan Christoph Ruge submitted the original design for the LEGO Ideas International Space Station set after submitting other various space model entries via the LEGO Ideas platform.

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 profits.

After three years, Christoph’s design was selected through the special review to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of the LEGO Ideas programme that has seen amazing sets come to fans including The Flintstones, Steamboat Willie and Friends Central Perk in the last year alone.

Hasan Jensen, Engagement Manager at The LEGO Group, said: “To celebrate 10 years of crowdsourcing and collaboration between LEGO Ideas (called LEGO CUUSOO until 2014) and LEGO fans around the world, we decided to dive into the archives of LEGO Ideas projects that had gathered 10,000 supporters but hadn’t quite made it into production.

“We decided that one of these great ideas should have a second chance, so we thought we would turn the LEGO Ideas process upside down. This time we started the internal review and came up with four exciting projects that we thought showed the greatest potential – and then it was up to the LEGO Ideas community to decide which of the four would be made into LEGO Ideas
set number 29. It was great fun to follow the fan vote and we were excited to be able to finally welcome the International Space Station into the LEGO Ideas family.”

Fans can submit their own LEGO set ideas at

21321 LEGO Ideas International Space Station will be available directly via and LEGO Stores from February 1st 2020.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) Officially Revealed

After some teaser via social media and a brief appearance at a signing event in Germany two weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) has now been officially revealed and listed at LEGO Shop@Home. This next LEGO Ideas set came up on top during the LEGO Ideas 10th Year Anniversary Fan Vote where previous product ideas that garnered 10K fan support but never made it pass through the Review Stage, had another shot of being an official LEGO set.

The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) comes in at 864 pieces and will retail for $69.99 when it becomes available on February 1. Read on for its full product description.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)

864 pieces | $69.99

LEGO Ideas International Space Station

LEGO Ideas International Space Station LEGO Ideas International Space Station

Build and display this spectacular LEGO® Ideas 21321 ISS (International Space Station). Packed with authentic ISS details, including a posable Canadarm2 and 2 rotating joints that coincide with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, this 864-piece set is a wonderful gift idea for space enthusiasts, adult LEGO fans or any experienced builder. Beautiful centerpiece This awesome LEGO spaceship model comes with a display stand, a buildable mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts, plus 2 astronaut microfigures to create a striking centerpiece in any room. Illustrated instructions are included, plus a 148-page booklet with fascinating ISS facts and information about the LEGO fan who created this space model kit and its LEGO designer. Amazing ideas! The infinitely diverse array of LEGO Ideas sets are all created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. Inspired by real life, action heroes, iconic movies, popular TV series or totally original concepts, there is something to delightall ages.

  • Challenge your construction skills with this LEGO® Ideas ISS (21321) display model, featuring 2 rotating joints with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, posable Canadarm2 and other authentic details to discover as you build.
  • This ISS model comes with a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts to create a spectacular display and rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® projects.
  • Also includes a 148-page booklet featuring fascinating facts about the International Space Station, the spaceship model’s fan creator and LEGO® designer, and a celebration of the LEGO Ideas theme’s 10th anniversary.
  • A super treat for yourself, birthday present or holiday gift idea for space fans, adults aged 16+ or any experienced LEGO® builder, this 864-piece set offers hours of creative fun, whether built solo or with friends.
  • This ISS (International Space Station) toy building kit for adults, measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, makes a beautiful display model that will catch the eye of every passerby.


First Look at the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)

If you recall back in May of last year, LEGO Ideas launched a particular contest that celebrates its 10th year anniversary as a LEGO theme. The LEGO Ideas 10th Year Anniversary Fan Vote sought to bring together some of the best unapproved LEGO Ideas projects that reached 10K fan support. Fans of these projects were given a chance once more to show their love and support for these would-be sets, for a chance to become the first official LEGO Ideas set to be launched in 2020. With a total of 46% fan votes and after almost 7 months of waiting, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) is now on its way to a LEGO Store near you.

Now thanks to Promobricks, we now have our first look at this brick-built version of the Internatioanl Space Station. The announcement came via a store flyer promoting an in-store signing event together with the set’s fan designer  Christoph Ruge (aka XCLD over at LEGO Ideas platform). The signing event will be held at the LEGO Store in Nuremberg, Germany. Check out the flyer below.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)
Image credit: PicsLed via Instagram.

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will retail for 69.99 Euros and will be available on January 31st. There’s no confirmation yet if the release date of this first 2020 LEGO Ideas set will be the same for the rest of the world. But I guess an official announcement from LEGO is in order pretty soon.

Though there is no word yet regarding the number of pieces for this set, the price range may suggest that it may approximately consist of 900 to 1,000 pieces, with tons of solar panel tile pieces. It’s hard to figure out based on the flyer if these are printed pieces, but its equally baffling if these will turn out to be stickers. The horror of placing them on such a number of pieces! It may be wishful thinking on my part considering that LEGO still has to release an official printed tile piece to act as solar panels, but let’s wait and see. Traditionally, LEGO has only issued stickers for other related sets, especially prominent with the LEGO City Space sets that were released last year. I can just imagine the difficulty of aligning the stickers on these plate and flag pieces if they eventually turn out to be as such.

I also assume the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will also come with a buildable stand for display purposes. And it will certainly look great beside LEGO City Space sets such as the Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228) and Satellite Service Station (60224).

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates! Thanks also to Instagram user PicsLed for sharing this image.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Product Qualifiers Announced

It has been a while since I last visited the LEGO Ideas community, not because I lacked the interest (I’ve always been a fan of original LEGO creations coming from the community), but with so many things going on in this side of LEGO fandom its kind of hard to keep pace at times. So when the announcement finally came in rounding up the final list of LEGO fan submissions that got that overwhelming 10K support during the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Qualifying Period, I just need to put the spotlight on these cool brick creations.

Let’s take a quick look at these 12 qualifiers and what we can expect from them.

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 LEGO Ideas Review Team will surely have a bit of a challenge in determining which among these original creations will eventually end up on store shelves as the next official LEGO Ideas set. They’re all excellent in themselves and we even have our own favorites such as the Clockwork Aquarium and its fun play features. We just have to wait and see until the Review Stage is concluded sometime during the third quarter of the year.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

We’re also waiting for the LEGO Ideas Review Team to wrap things up with the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and hopefully, we can get a final word from them during the next few days in which among the ten sets from this batch will emerge as the next LEGO Ideas set.

Which among these Third 2019 LEGO Ideas product qualifiers are your favorites? Which do you think will emerge as the victor? Share us what you think in the comments below.

Cruise The Brick Streets With This Upcoming LEGO Ideas Vintage Car GWP Set

Back in October, LEGO Ideas launched its next brick-building contest encouraging LEGO fans to create their best version of a vintage car that will cruise the streets of your LEGO Modular sets. If you recall back in May, we get to see our first fan-inspired gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335). And this time around the LEGO fan community has spoken once again, with the selection of our next GWP set. So after several months of gathering fan support and votes, we now get to see which among the entries will now become the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car gift-with-purchase set. Congratulations to Versteinert for bagging the Grand Prize with his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC with a total of 1,449 LEGO fans voting for the said entry. Check out his sleek and sassy creation, together with the rest of the contest’s Runner Up entries.

Grand Prize Winner

Aedelsten deluxe by Versteinert


Runner Up Winners

Classic Classy Vintage Car by Schwimpyy
LEGO Ideas Vintage Car
Vintage LEGO Delivery Truck by TJJohn12

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

Vintage Ice Cream Truck by Gallen B

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

Big Earl’s Delivery Truck by Manulit

Trucking like it’s 1939 by raimo

Other than having the bragging rights of being the next LEGO fan designer, the grand prize winner gets to bring home a couple of LEGO modular sets, together with some of LEGO’s most loved gift-with-purchase set from previous years.

Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • The exclusive opportunity to have your model transformed into a new LEGO Gift with Purchase set 
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage 
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner 
  • LEGO 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus (2018 BrickHeadz set) 
  • LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 5005255 Jurassic World Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40338 Christmas Tree (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • A LEGO Ideas Tote Bag 
Runner Ups will receive:
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner  
  • LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with Purchase)  
  • A LEGO Ideas Tote Bag

Again, congratulations to all the winners!

LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) Display Case Promotional Revealed

This end of the month marks the release of our latest LEGO Ideas set, and it looks like LEGO is throwing in a nice promotional to go along with it. Images of the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) display case promotional has been shared online by Instagram user dylanchow, though it may have a limited run, particularly to LEGO fans in China.

The said display case promotional is included in the packaging of the set and features a 3D museum cutout where you can display the brick-built dinosaur fossils. From the way it looks, it feels kind of relatively spacious actually considering the size of these builds and how the display case manages to fit all of them together.

Display Case Promotional

This is not the first time for LEGO to offer such a promotional display. If you recall back in 2018, LEGO also offered a gift-with-purchase set – the LEGO Minifigure Factory (5005358) promotional – that features a minifigure vignette set on a cardboard backdrop. I guess most will agree that it is better to have a brick-built display case rather than a cardboard one, but since this is a freebie I have no complaints about it.

Though the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) display case promotional might be a regional exclusive, I’m still hoping that this will be made available in all LEGO stores worldwide. We just have to wait and see. Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) Designer Video Released

I think LEGO is a bit of a torturous with this one. In spite of being on out-of-stock status for a few days now, LEGO has released a designer video to celebrate the release of the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). Don’t get me wrong – I appreciate these LEGO designer vids, but I will love it more if the set is back in stock. Anyways, LEGO Designer Milan Madge and graphics designer Crystal Marie Fontan share their thoughts on the creative process that went through in transforming this LEGO Ideas set into a reality. Watch this.

It has been more than a month since the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) set has been released, and you may have already heard a lot of reviews on this set since then. However, I do appreciate LEGO’s designer video about this set since they give us an inside look at the clever easter eggs and the neat attention to detail that the designers have thrown in. I like how they ensured that the minifigures in this set will be faithful to how the sitcom’s lead characters look like especially during the first season of the show. Some small details in this set also answer some of the questions that fans of the FRIENDS sitcom have been asking for a very long time. Such as the reason why the gang always ends up having the iconic orange couch in the middle of the cafe. Well, it seems that the answer is a simple, straightforward ‘Reserved’ sign that never leaves their table from the start.

We don’t have an inkling on when the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) will be back in stock in LEGO brand stores and online, but be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home every now and then for updates.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO® Ideas 21319 CENTRAL PERK set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.

  • This LEGO® Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
  • The CENTRAL PERK café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
  • The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
  • The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
  • Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
  • This Friends memorabilia LEGO® building toy includes 1,079 pieces.
  • This LEGO® Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
  • Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.
  • This Friends-themed gift toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep and will make an eye-catching centerpiece in any room.


WATCH: LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) Designer Video

For those who are eagerly waiting for the release of the next LEGO Ideas set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320), you may want to check out this latest LEGO Designer Video before you head out in your local LEGO Store on November 1st. Watch as LEGO Designer Niels Pedersen, and Design Manager Sam Johnson share their thoughts on how this upcoming LEGO Ideas set was brought to life straight from the prehistoric age.

Though the finished product is obviously different from the original LEGO Ideas project submitted by Jonathan Brunn (aka Mukkin over at the LEGO Ideas platform), the final set design by Pedersen retains the Triceratops build and adds T.rex and Pteranodon skeletons. No particular reason was mentioned in the video why LEGO opted for such a noticeable revision. Nevertheless, the way it turned out is still quite impressive. Another noteworthy feature of this set is the fact that it comes at a minifigure scale. Adding a paleontologist minifigure also adds a certain degree of scale for these builds, giving it a sort of a Night at the Museum vibe.

According to Pedersen, one of the challenges of creating this set is how to make their skeletons sturdy enough to hold the weight of their brick-built skulls. This is evident especially in the case of the T.rex fossil build. However, the issue was eventually worked out and we have another LEGO set worthy of being an excellent display piece.

The LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320) comes in at 910 pieces and will retail for $59.99 USD once it hit store shelves on November 1. Be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home, or your local LEGO brand store at the end of this month to get your copy of this set.

LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils (21320)

Dinosaur Fossils (21320)

Ages 16+; 910 pieces; available November 1, 2019

US $59.99 – CA $79.99 – DE €59.99 – UK £54.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 549DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit for regional pricing.

Collectible LEGO® Ideas Dinosaur Fossils toy for display!

Learn about life on Earth millions of years ago and create a stunning centerpiece with this collectible LEGO® Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils toy building kit for adults. This 910-piece set offers an immersive, creative building experience for natural history enthusiasts who will appreciate the authentic details of the 2 dinosaur skeleton models (Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops) and the pterosaur reptile (Pteranodon) skeleton toy. The models are built to 1:32 scale, can be adjusted into lifelike poses and each one comes with its own stand so they can be placed alongside the included sapiens skeleton figure for a museum-style display. To complete the set, there’s also a paleontologist toy minifigure with various accessories for imaginative role-play fun. All in all, this archaeology toy makes a great dinosaur gift for adults to build solo or to share their passion for natural history with family and friends.
• A wonderfully detailed dinosaur fossils set featuring buildable, posable, 1:32 scale toy models of Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon skeletons, each with display stands to create LEGO® style natural history museum exhibits.
• Also includes a sapiens skeleton figure with a display stand, and a paleontologist toy minifigure with a buildable crate, plus dinosaur egg, bone, hat and book elements for creative role-play.
• This collectible LEGO® Ideas dinosaur toy set includes 910 pieces for an immersive, rewarding building experience.
• New to LEGO® building? Don’t worry. This paleontologist kit comes with a booklet featuring easy-to-follow building instructions, fascinating facts about the Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon, and information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
• Makes a wonderful paleontologist gift toy for LEGO® builders aged 16+ and anyone with a passion for natural history and dinosaurs.
• The pterosaur and dinosaur skeleton toy models make an eye-catching display. The T. rex toy skeleton is the biggest of the 3, measuring over 7” (20cm) tall and 15” (40cm) long.