Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Build United! Contest

Back in January, the LEGO Ideas platform launched the LEGO Ideas Build United! contest that challenges builders to come up with their most awesome builds to celebrate the legacy of the iconic Old Trafford and the subsequent release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) set.

LEGO Ideas Contest

The challenge is to recreate the most celebrated scenes of Manchester United – whether a historic goal, iconic badges, or even the player themselves – using LEGO bricks. Out of a total of 275 contest entries, three stood above the rest earning the thumbs up approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team. Two Runner-Ups and a Grand Prize Winner were eventually selected. Let’s take a look at the winning entries in this LEGO Ideas Build United! contest and read on for what the judges have to say about them.

Runner-Up #1: Watching the Football Game by Hb3

LEGO Ideas Build United!

This build is an amazing display of forced perspective! When we first saw the model, we thought that it was a photoshop job in order to get the scene so nicely fit to the television. The pictures showing the model from a different angle show how clever the whole construction is. The details of the antenna on the TV, the brick-built remote, and the lines on the field all help to make this one amazing creation!

Runner-Up #2: The Bicycle 2-1 Winning Kick by Stevenhoward27

LEGO Ideas Build United!

Capturing human forms with LEGO bricks, let alone the human form in motion, is an incredibly difficult task. The builder does a wonderful job of recreating the movement and energy of this iconic moment in Manchester United history, a very hard task with LEGO bricks! We also love the use of multiple scales, with all of the spectators in the background really completing this iconic image.

Grand Prize Winner – United with Manchester by Bluestar13

We love all of the details in this model showing the surrounds of the original stadium. The designer has done an incredible job of capturing the plan, buildings, greenery, roads, trainlines, and river at such an incredibly small scale. That’s not even mentioning the fantastic nanoscale version of Old Trafford!

As always with other LEGO Ideas building contests, the prizes definitely does not disappoint. The Runner Up winners get to bring home an impressive LEGO loot consisting of the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), London Bus (10258), and a LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093); plus a $150 shopping spree at LEGO Shop@Home.

And as the Grand Prize Winner, Bluestar13 gets to bring home an exclusive Manchester United merchandise, a LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford (10272), Bookshop (10270), and the LEGO modular commemorative set Assembly Square (10255).

Congratulations to the winners! Keep building!

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LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) Officially Revealed – Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

This is another pleasant surprise from LEGO. Following the release of its classic muscle brick rides in the form of the Ford Mustang (10265) and Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) from last year, LEGO now releases another Creator Expert set focusing on the classic rides of the past. Earlier today, LEGO Shop@Home servers added a new set listing that features another classic car now rendered in ultimate, LEGO form. The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) takes its inspiration from Italy’s iconic 60’s car, together with all of its subtle details and vintage design. Check out the designer video below to know more about this iconic vehicle from 1965, now immortalized in LEGO.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271)

960 pieces | $89.99 

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This LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car (10271) recreates a true icon of classic automotive design. Teenagers and adult fans will enjoy the challenging building experience offered by this model kit based on the Fiat 500F legend from the late ‘60s, and will appreciate all the authentic LEGO brick details, such as the luggage rack with suitcase, detailed interior, and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. To complete the Italian theme, this classic model car also includes a folding easel with a paintbrush, palette and small ‘painting’ of the car in front of the famous Colosseum in Rome.

Building toys that bring passion to life
LEGO Creator Expert building kits are for adults and teenagers with a passion. From classic model cars and authentic buildings to fairground rides and other objects of desire, Creator Expert advanced LEGO sets offer a world of nostalgia, escapism, self-expression, pure enjoyment and surprise. Oh, and kids sometimes also use them as toys!

  • Recreate a taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ with an advanced LEGO® Creator Expert Fiat 500 model car brimming with Italian flair and LEGO brick details that teenagers and adults will enjoy building and displaying with pride.
  • This model kit features a luggage rack, suitcase, detailed interior, engine, spare wheel and opening roof, doors, hood and tailgate. There’s even a ‘painting’ of the car by the Colosseum to complete the Italian feel.
  • This advanced set is part of an amazing collection of authentic LEGO® model cars and other iconic objects of desire that offer relaxing ‘me time’ building and impressive display centerpieces.
  • More experienced teenage and adult builders will love to receive this 960-piece Fiat 500 model car as a birthday, Christmas or special-occasion gift.
  • Measuring over 11 cm (4.5 inches) high, 24 cm (9.5 inches) long and 11 cm (4.5 inches) wide, this buildable model makes for an impressive display piece on its own or as part of a collection of LEGO® sets.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Now Available!

LEGO and Manchester United fans can finally bring home the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) now that it is available both in-store and online. The best part of it is that as a LEGO VIP, you will be entitled to have the exclusive LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) minifigures as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) when you buy the Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set.

Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

It’s also great to know that this promo was eventually made available to all LEGO VIPs regardless of region, as I hope it to be when I first reported about it a couple of days ago. The LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) will be available to all LEGO VIP members from January 16 to 31 or until supplies last. Do us a favor and kindly click on the affiliate links if you wish to make your LEGO purchase today.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United fans will love building this big LEGO® set model of Old Trafford (10272) to show their allegiance to one of the world’s most famous football clubs. The building set for this LEGO football stadium provides a fun challenge to create a spectacular showpiece model. The ultimate Manchester United gift Manchester United fans can show off this Old Trafford replica at home or the office. New for February 2020, this LEGO® Creator sports set coincides with the stadium’s 110th anniversary. This building kit for adults features several evocative details including the players’ tunnel and the statue of the United Trinity. Bring to life your passions with advanced LEGO® sets! LEGO® Creator Expert advanced building sets allow adults to construct models based on some of their biggest passions, including cars, buildings and stadiums. Once the challenging and fun building experience is complete, these collector models from building bricks make an eye-catching display at home or the office.

Celebrate 110 Years of Epic Football with the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Set

After the reveal of our next LEGO Creator Expert set aimed at older LEGO fans, LEGO gives out an official press release that underscores one of the most iconic symbols of football fandom the world over. In a tribute to Europe’s most famous football stadium, the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set is a brick replica of the 100-year old stadium that consist of 3,898 pieces, retailing for $299.99. Read on for LEGO’s full press release and announcement.

Celebrating 110 years of Old Trafford – iconic stadium gets its own LEGO® set

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

RRP: US $299.99/€269.99 (Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing)
Age: 16+
Pieces: 3,898
Measures: 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) wide
VIP early access 16th January 2020 from LEGO Retail Stores and www.LEGO.com/Old-Trafford

[Billund, January 13th] Manchester United and LEGO® fans alike can now build Old Trafford brick by brick. The 3898-piece LEGO Creator Expert model is a spectacular tribute to one of football’s most iconic stadiums and makes for a true collector’s item that is bound to take center spot at home or the office.

The model is a true celebration of the passion for the game shared by fans all over the world, paying special homage to Manchester United fans. Developed particularly for fans aged sixteen and up, the high attention to detail makes this LEGO model of Old Trafford so special. The 1:600 replica model features several authentic details including the United Trinity statue and the Munich memorial clock.

The Old Trafford Football Stadium in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

The model will bring Old Trafford to the homes of Manchester United’s enormous fan base of 659M fans worldwide and to those that have not yet been able to experience the stadium in person.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United’s Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson comments:
“Our Old Trafford stadium is as iconic as Manchester United itself and we are proud to be able to bring it to life in LEGO form. I think everyone has played with LEGO bricks at some point in their life, however, it’s still amazing to see the level of detail the LEGO designers have managed to recreate in this piece. We are sure it will be hugely popular amongst Manchester United and LEGO fans alike.”

Building this set is sure to be a nostalgic experience for Manchester United fans while also providing a rewarding building experience for LEGO fans. The building instructions include information on the stadium and its rich heritage and history as well as the designers that have brought the set to life.

“To create Old Trafford in LEGO bricks was a tremendous design challenge for the team, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The 110-year-old stadium provided us with so many important locations, features and stories to tell as we constructed this model. We are excited for our fans to be able to experience all of that history and attention to detail as they construct and proudly display this iconic stadium.” – Michael Psiaki, LEGO Design Master.

Kickoff is on January 16th, 2020 when the model will be available directly from LEGO Retail Stores and www.LEGO.com/Old-Trafford exclusively for LEGO VIP members, with general availability beginning February 1st, 2020, in time for the stadium’s 110th anniversary.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

The second LEGO Creator Expert of the year has been officially unveiled. Following the announcement of a partnership between LEGO and Manchester United, Europe’s leading football team, we now have our official announcement on how this partnership is fleshed out in LEGO brick form. The LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) is now currently listed at LEGO Shop@Home and will be available to all LEGO VIP members beginning January 16, and to the rest of the world on February 1. This latest model comes in at 3,898 pieces and will retail for $299.99. Read on for the rest of the set’s details.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

Manchester United fans will love building this big LEGO® set model of Old Trafford (10272) to show their allegiance to one of the world’s most famous football clubs. The building set for this LEGO football stadium provides a fun challenge to create a spectacular showpiece model. The ultimate Manchester United gift Manchester United fans can show off this Old Trafford replica at home or the office. New for February 2020, this LEGO® Creator sports set coincides with the stadium’s 110th anniversary. This building kit for adults features several evocative details including the players’ tunnel and the statue of the United Trinity. Bring to life your passions with advanced LEGO® sets! LEGO® Creator Expert advanced building sets allow adults to construct models based on some of their biggest passions, including cars, buildings and stadiums. Once the challenging and fun building experience is complete, these collector models from building bricks make an eye-catching display at home or the office.

  • A spectacular building set for adults to create a detailed model of Old Trafford. The perfect Manchester United gift for fans who want to show their undying support by displaying this LEGO® football stadium.
  • A building kit of a 1:600 replica model of Old Trafford. This LEGO® football stadium provides a fun and rewarding project and allows fans to relive their cherished memories of Manchester United with this detailed model.
  • The first opportunity to construct a replica of Manchester United’s Old Trafford from building bricks. The LEGO® Football stadium makes for a stunning showpiece at home or the office.
  • This 3,898-piece big LEGO® football set for adults makes for a unique Manchester United gift. It offers escapism for builders with a long and satisfying project, and the chance to show their passion for their club.
  • The Old Trafford-Manchester United LEGO football stadium measures 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) wide. The perfect size to feature authentic details including the players’ tunnel and a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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First Look at the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

It looks like we’ll be seeing this year’s first LEGO Creator Expert set very soon. If you’re keeping tabs with the news going through the leaking faucet, then you’ll probably recall that there were rumors last November of a LEGO and Manchester United partnership. The details were a bit sketchy though, with no particular announcement given on what kind of LEGO products will be offered that will make Manchester United fans surely happen. Personally, I first thought that this latest offering might include another CMF series similar to what LEGO did with the LEGO German National Football DFB Collectible Minifigures (71014) series released back in 2016. However, as it turned out, it was larger and grander than what I expected. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have our first look at the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272).

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

Truth be told, the following images are all-around social media right now, with an official press release expected anytime soon, so I guess the cat is out of the bag already. For fans of Europe’s leading football team, the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) is an exquisite display set to show your pride for the team. Coming in at 3,898 pieces, the set recreates the famous Old Trafford stadium complete with all the details such as the Sir Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton Stands. It’s a faithful brick rendition of the second-largest football stadium in the UK, together with its impressive seats and football field. In case you’re not familiar with the Old Trafford Stadium, then you may want to see this nifty video courtesy of travel vlogger Renata Pereira.

Based on these first images, it seems that the set itself will consist of four modules (representing the stands) that can be rearranged to allow a better view of the football field inside. The LEGO Creator Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) is expected to retail for 269.99 Euros.

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates, with more news to be released about this set anytime soon.

Will LEGO Fast and Furious Sets Happen in 2020?

With LEGO and Universal further sealing their partnership to create future brickfilms, the potential to offer more licensed themes that are under Universal’s cinematic repertoire just leveled up. While LEGO Trolls are now up over at LEGO Shop@Home and the offer of LEGO Minions sets is now set in stone, it looks like a new theme is speeding over the horizon. According to Brick Fanatics’s sources, it is most likely that we will also be seeing a new LEGO Fast and Furious set based on the long-running franchise.

The Brick Fan is also reporting that this possible LEGO Fast and Furious set will be a stand-alone vehicle less the minifigures, that will most likely follow the design tracks of what LEGO did with the LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109). Furthermore, there are speculations that this new set will be based on Brian O’Conner’s  1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS as seen from the first film. I think this is a great choice and fitting tribute for Paul Walker if this news turns out to be true considering the fact that this year will mark the release of the franchise’s 9th film slated for May.

A LEGO Technic or Creator Expert set is in order if such is indeed the case, especially considering that similar to the Top Gear Rally Car, a set based on a LEGO Fast and Furious theme is expected to cater more to adult fans of LEGO. I can just imagine how cool it is to see the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056), Bugatti Chiron (42083), and Ford Mustang (10265) together with a possible LEGO Mitsubishi Eclipse GS set.

As cool as it may sound, consider this piece of news as a rumor until such time that LEGO officially confirms this to be true.

WATCH: LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) Designer Video

After unveiling its next modular building set, LEGO has now released its LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) designer video. In this 5-minute video, LEGO Design Master Wes Talbott and LEGO Senior Graphic Designer Tore Harmark -Alexandersen give us a walkthrough on the fine details of this next LEGO modular set. Watch this.

One of the interesting features of this latest modular is that it comes as a sort of a 2-in-1 set: the Bookshop itself, and its adjacent apartment can be split apart either as standalone 3-story brick structures or as a single unit. An extra set can be used to add more floors if you wish to have a taller build.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop

Similar to previous LEGO sets of its genre, it kind of tells a story of the minifig occupants included with the set. Wes admits that he took his design inspiration from his parents and how he recalls his father to be a sort of local hero. These minifigures come with recolored elements such as the lady’s wig that now comes in black and the little boy’s scarf that is now available in green.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop

Speaking about recolored elements, the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) comes with a handful of these most noticeable are the new plant and animal elements – the Dark Azure bird and the Dark Turquoise chameleon to be exact. For a complete list of all the new, recolored pieces included in this set, it will be helpful to visit New Elementary’s comprehensive review of the Bookshop. As an added treat, it was revealed that all the decorated pieces that come with this new modular are all printed. LEGO opted to throw away the sticker sheet this time.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop

The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) is slated to arrive at all LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home on January 1st, 2020. It comes in at 2,504 pieces with five minifigure characters and will retail for $179.99 USD. For more information about this next LEGO modular, be sure to click on this affiliate link and add this to your LEGO wishlist.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) Officially Revealed

LEGO’s next modular building set for 2020, and the 14th set in the series since the subtheme’s launch in 2007, has now been officially revealed. Following last year’s Corner Garage (10264), we now have the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270).

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

Fans of the modular building sets might consider the Bookshop as a welcome addition to their ever-growing collection of thriving cityscapes and minifig backdrops. The LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270) comes in at 2,504 pieces and will retail for $179.99 USD beginning January 1st, 2020. Read on for more info about its product details together with some several crisp, official images. To be updated on its availability, be sure to add this set to your wishlist by clicking on the following link below.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

2,504 pieces | $179.99

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

Recreate the charm of a backstreet bookshop that you might discover in any quaint village or town with this LEGO® Creator Expert collectors’ toy. The 3-storey bookshop and adjoining modular townhouse building is filled with fun building techniques and surprising details, including a display window, reading nook and an open-out design. Collectors will love to display this big 2,504-piece LEGO set proudly alongside their other modular buildings. An ever-growing modular house collection The LEGO Creator Expert Modular Buildings series is a premium collection of advanced, interconnecting buildings featuring authentic designs from around the world. LEGO sets that bring passion to life LEGO Creator Expert building sets are for adults and teenagers with a passion. From authentic buildings and classic cars to other objects of desire, Creator Expert advanced LEGO sets offer a world of nostalgia, escapism, self-expression, pure enjoyment and surprise.

  • An advanced LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Buildings set bookshop with adjoining townhouse packed with surprising details and unexpected features that teenagers and adults will enjoy building and displaying with pride.
  • This big 3-story LEGO® set features so many details, including a display window, bookshelves, reading nook and living spaces in the townhouse. 5 minifigures also help to really bring this collectors’ toy to life.
  • This set is part of the Modular Buildings series – an ever-growing collection of interconnecting model toy buildings that combine to create amazing street scenes that builders and collectors love to own and display.
  • With 2,504 pieces, this LEGO® building set for adults and teenagers makes an inspirational birthday, Christmas or special-occasion gift.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, this buildable model makes for an impressive display piece on its own or as part of a larger Modular Buildings series street scene.
  • With colorful, step-by-step building instructions, this advanced set offers a rewarding building experience, whether you’re building alone or sharing the experience with a loved one.
  • Since 1958, LEGO® bricks have been tested to the highest industry standards to ensure consistency and compatibility, and that they connect and pull apart easily every time.
  • At the LEGO Group, we drop, heat, crush, twist and analyze LEGO® pieces to make sure every building set meets the highest global safety and quality standards.

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LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)

LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) Now Available!

October 1st marks the beginning of the holiday seasons in most regions around the world, and what better way to celebrate it as a LEGO fan by grabbing the latest Winter Village set that LEGO has to offer. Since its official reveal last month, LEGO fans were looking forward to adding the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) to their holiday-inspired brick creations for that perfect winter village setup. And starting today, you can now purchase this set over LEGO Shop@Home.

The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) comes in at 1,477 pieces and features a tasteful abode decked with candy canes, sugar snow, chocolate and much more. To top it off, it comes with a pair of new-for-2019 Ginger Bread Man and Ginger Bread Woman minifigures. If you’re planning to get this set just in time for the Christmas season, then may I suggest that you visit shop.LEGO.com by clicking on the following link below.

LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267)

1,477 pieces || $99.99 USD

Enjoy a festive build and play experience with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10267 Gingerbread House. A treasure chest of magical details, this amazing model features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons and a delicious facade with candy-cane columns, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace. Inside the house there’s an array of fun details and candy furnishings including a tasteful bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub. This wonderful LEGO Gingerbread House sets the scene for imaginative adventures with the gingerbread family. Children can light up the cozy fireplace, help clear the sidewalk with the snow blower and nestle the gingerbread baby in its carriage. It also includes a decorated Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train. This advanced LEGO set delivers a challenging and rewarding building experience and makes a great seasonal centerpiece for the home or office. Includes gingerbread man, woman and baby figures.