Recreate the Perfect Muscle Car With LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304)

LEGO has just announced earlier this week the arrival of another hefty set designed for the auto enthusiast in mind. And if in case you feel the need to build what could arguably be the world’s perfect muscle car – yeah I guess Stephen will really have something to say about it since he seems to be a fan of Ferraris, lol – then read on and see what the new LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304) has in store.

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Since the rebranding of LEGO Creator Expert to LEGO Icons last month, LEGO has rolled out several sets that cater to the AFOL population. And this time around, LEGO fans and muscle car aficionados will want to have this 1,000+ piece set to be at the front and center of their collection.

The LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is slated to be released on August 1st, retailing for $170. Read on for the rest of the set’s product details, and while you’re at it, you may also want to add this iconic set added to your wishlist by clicking on the affiliate link below.

 

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304)

1,105 pieces | $169.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2022

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Ready to push the limits of performance and style? Then start your creative engine. It’s time to pay homage to a vintage classic with this Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304) building project for adults. Take your time. This is an experience to savor. Make your choices. Create your perfect model. Then place it on display to admire the impressive looks of an iconic car.

Highly customizable

Just like the classic 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, this highly accurate collectible LEGO® model car comes with a host of options so you can personalize your car, your way. With the roof or convertible? Classic or hideaway front headlights? White, gray, or red racing stripes? The choice is yours. But this car’s impressive looks are just the start. Authentic features include a detailed V8 engine, working steering and opening doors, plus an opening hood and trunk.

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  • Build an American car icon – Savor this project for adults as you craft all the details of the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (10304) model with its black color scheme, silver rims, and customizable options
  • Your car. Your way – With customizable options, you can personalize your model with the roof or convertible option, classic or hideaway front headlights, and a choice of racing-stripe colors
  • Authentic features – The LEGO® Chevrolet Camaro Z28 building kit is inspired by the original 1969 car and has a detailed V8 engine, working steering and opening doors, plus an opening hood and trunk
  • Retro accessories – This classic car collectible model comes with accessories including furry dice and a printed tile depicting an automotive magazine, plus a choice of 2 license plates
  • A gift idea – This LEGO® Chevrolet Camaro Z28 building kit offers a project for adults and a gift idea for classic car lovers
  • Dimensions – The model measures over 3.5 in. (10 cm) high, 14 in. (36 cm) long, and 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide

LEGO Icons Chevrolet Camaro Z28

LEGO Icons Loop Coaster (10303) Gets Official Product Listing

Way back in 2018, LEGO wowed amusement park collector-builders with a Roller Coaster set (10261) of the Creator Expert line. Some four years later, speculation began building of a possible follow-up, with a set number even: 10303. The release date is supposed to be this mid-2022. It also means that this set will now come out under the new LEGO Icons moniker, replacing Creator Expert. Well now we can stop wondering because LEGO has made its official reveal according to Germany’s Promobricks. It won’t have the new Icons logo on the packaging yet, but that’s not really important at present.

Anyway, here we have images and information snippets for the LEGO Icons Loop Coaster (10303). If this is a follow-up of sorts to 2018’s (now-retired) Roller Coaster (10261), it’s a big step up. Where the older set featured turns and inclines, the Loop Coaster boasts more advanced track elements. By that we mean this ride has loops (naturally). Another key feature is the elevator ascent from the station. The lift carries the coaster up to the top of a 90-degree incline. That’s enough momentum to propel the ride through two loops before returning to station.

Being an 18+ Icons set, Loop Coaster will cost a pretty penny when it launches, though LEGO’s not specifying yet. Here’s some more info from the official LEGO.com product listing:

Loop Coaster (10303)

Age 18+ | 3,765 pieces | 11 minifigures | $399.99 | Coming Soon

  • A roller-coaster build for adults – Expand your LEGO® Fairground Collection with this collectible LEGO Loop Coaster Building Kit (10303). A project for adults and a gift idea for amusement park lovers
  • Power up your coaster – Designed with reality in mind, this buildable model is prepared for LEGO® Powered Up (available separately) so you can upgrade the roller-coaster with a motorized elevator
  • Fairground details – Accessories include a park bench with map, balloon cart, pretzel cart, hot-dog stand, height marker and a covered boarding station with opening barriers and a control panel
  • 11 minifigures – Includes a ride operator, balloon seller, pretzel seller, hot-dog seller, a grandma, a young boy, and 5 riders. 6 of the minifigures have reversible heads to show different emotions

LEGO Creator Expert Becomes LEGO Icons in June; Packaging Rebrand Starts 2023

One significant development in the naming of LEGO themes happened back in the year 2020. That was when the brand officially retired the “Creator Expert” offshoot of LEGO Creator. The company reasoned that the naming potentially scared off potential LEGO newbies. As part of the reorganization LEGO began using the Age 18+ classification for sets formerly under Creator Expert designation. You might notice though that we still tended to mention the name in our reports. The LEGO.com Shop continued using Creator Expert in their online listings after all. But starting next month, Creator Expert will finally have a new moniker.

According to Brick Fanatics, the former LEGO Creator Expert line will now become LEGO Icons effective June 1. The new Icons designation will also blanket encompass specific set subthemes that originally popped up under Creator Expert. If you recall the Botanical Collection and Modular Buildings that LEGO.com lists as Creator Expert sets, they’ll become Icons sets. That upcoming LEGO Optimus Prime (10302) will thus be known as a LEGO Icons set upon launch. Icons itself will slot under the wider “LEGO for Adults” classification of 18+ sets introduced in 2021.

LEGO’s statement on the reveal of the Icons theme is to help “adult consumers”. They note that 18+ builders tend to go for sets that either reflect their interests/passions or be deeply immersive. That being said, apparently upcoming LEGO Icons sets will not carry the mark in product packaging until next year. We at The Brick Show might bet that the next LEGO modular-building set in 2023 will debut the Icons mark. For the moment, let’s appreciate the nifty LEGO Icons branding as featured in the banner image at top.

LEGO Optimus Prime (10302) Revealed; Launching June 1 for Creator Expert Line

The beauty about LEGO and its licensed-IP products is that they’ve been real good at getting so many. Media franchises have long made up a solid portion of LEGO sets: films, TV series and more. Over the years their scope for licensed IPs has expanded. Whoever thought doing Nintendo’s “Super Mario” in LEGO could turn out so good. But one thing LEGO hasn’t quite done was do a LEGO product depicting something from their toy-brand competitors. At least, that was the case until this year. There’s no denying it now. LEGO has partnered with rival Hasbro to give us this sweet 18+ set…that also transforms.

Brickset gives us this epic news of confirmation for LEGO Creator Expert’s take on Optimus Prime (10302) from Hasbro’s “Transformers.” We get a kit of 1,508 pieces to assemble into the most iconic Cybertronian Transformer of all. And just like with the original toys from Hasbro (and Japan’s Takara), you can transform our Autobot leader. Fully built, Creator Expert Optimus (10302) can change as-is from robot to truck mode and back. We also get weapons options and accessories like a jetpack, energon cube and the Matrix of Leadership. This is a must-have for LEGO-and-Transformers cross-brand fan. They’ll certainly be waiting for its launch June 1st.

Optimus Prime (10302)

Age 18+ | 1,508 pieces | $169.99 |Coming June 1

  • Build a Transformers icon – Enjoy quality time crafting all the details of this LEGO® Optimus Prime (10302) model
  • Converts from robot to vehicle – Just like the much-loved original, this LEGO® Optimus Prime replica switches between a robot and a truck

  • Authentic accessories – Relive Transformers sagas with accessories that include the ion blaster, Autobot Matrix of Leadership, an Energon axe, Energon cube and jetpack

  • For Transformers fans – This LEGO® Optimus Prime collectible model is designed especially for adults looking for their next immersive project
  • Display with pride – Includes a display plaque so you can pay tribute to your passion for Transformers
  • 19 points of articulation – Explore all of Optimus Prime’s movements. Open the chest chamber to store the Autobot Matrix of Leadership

That’s only under a month left before “Transformers” fans can transform and roll out with LEGO.

April 1 LEGO Set Launch, Seasonal Promo Roundup

It’s a new month today, four months now into 2022. That makes it the first of April, but we’re not pulling any April Fools gag here. After all, the first day of every month is LEGO set launch day. Thanks to The Brick Fan, we’ve got this recap of April 1 new LEGO set releases for easy reference. It’s not exactly expansive, but that means we’ll go over them quickly. You can also check the links for our features on some of the sets below:

LEGO

Brick Sketches

Creator Expert

Marvel
Infinity Saga
  • Endgame Battle Accessory Pack (40525)

Mech Armor

  • Spider-Man & Green Goblin Mech Battle (76219)

Thor: Love and Thunder

The April 1st launch window isn’t quite beefy product-wise, like we already said. Still, there are enough new sets available now to purchase and get the seasonal promotions on top. In the run-up to the Easter holidays LEGO has your choice of cute bunnies or cute hatchling chicks:

  • Creator Easter Bunny (30583) – minimum LEGO purchase of $40

Both these Easter seasonal sets are available for promotion until, anticlimactically, April 16. That’s because Easter Sunday April 17 serves as the mid-month LEGO launch date for April 2022. We’ll touch upon the sets scheduled to come out then, when the time comes.

LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine (10300) Officially Listed at Last

Ever since LEGO Cuusoo (now LEGO Ideas) released the “Back to the Future” DeLorean Time Machine (21103), fans knew. They somehow knew, nearly a decade after that set’s release, that the time machine car would be revisited LEGO-wise. Sure, there have been false alarms, like last year’s alleged new DeLorean being a Creator Expert Pickup Truck (10290) instead. But fans of LEGO Back to the Future (repped by long-retired one-off sets) never lost hope. The latest rumors insisted that the DeLorean will return in the LEGO Creator Expert line this year. And so it did.

We’re happy to share thanks to news from Brickset that the iconic DeLorean is back in official brick-built form. Say hi to the Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine (10300). Doc Brown’s DeLorean comes with enough accessories to depict its various configurations across the “Back to the Future” trilogy. The Doc and Marty are also available in minifig form, even if their ride isn’t to scale with them. The April 1 release date checks out, and thankfully it won’t be a joke. At last, collectors that have waited some time can soon get their hands on this set. Here’s some official listing snippets:

Back to the Future Time Machine (10300)

Age 18+ | 1,872 pieces | 2 minifigures | $169.99 | Coming April 1

  • Build an icon – Spend quality time crafting all the details of this LEGO® Back to the Future Time Machine (10300) with 3 different model versions of the car to choose from
  • Build 1 of 3 options – Version 1 includes a lightning rod and plutonium chamber, version 2 features Mr. Fusion and hover conversion, and version 3 has whitewall tires and a circuit board
  • Opening gull doors – Just like in the movies, this model version of the Back to the Future car includes the famous opening gull doors
  • Flight mode – The car’s tires fold down for flight mode. Other details include the light-up flux capacitor, printed dashboard dates and opening hood
  • Includes 2 minifigures, plus accessories – Spot details from the movies, like Marty’s hoverboard and the OUTATIME license plate. Comes with Doc and Marty McFly minifigures to add to your display

Rumored LEGO Creator Expert DeLorean (10300) from “Back to the Future” Still “On” for April

In terms of licensed IPs within LEGO, time-travel sci-fi franchise “Back to the Future” is quite a minor label. One might describe it as a special one-off. “BTTF” set representation lies only in LEGO Ideas (during its Cuusoo days), the defunct “LEGO Dimensions,” and one BrickHeadz twofer. Still, there are LEGO-collecting fans of “Back to the Future” who would like more tie-ins. It’s no wonder that rumors of a new LEGO set featuring the DeLorean time machine are frequently followed. We covered an iteration of this speculation in November last year. Now, the buzz is back again in full force.

Stone Wars tells us that the long-alleged LEGO DeLorean (10300) from “Back to the Future” is coming closer. Sure, the possible April 1 launch date makes the whole thing “sus,” as “Among Us” players might say. But there is the fact that the set name apparently carries the “DMC-12” designation of the actual car. That is, even if this turns out not to be the “BTTF” DeLorean time machine, it could also be a model of the DMC DeLorean car instead. The other details remain the same: Creator Expert, Age 18+. As for pricing, it’s now €179.99 or $199.99 (estimate).

Being a Creator Expert set, the rumored DeLorean (10300) won’t be of a scale for minifigures. That hasn’t stopped LEGO from adding minifigs to stand on an info plaque display or something. They’ve done so with other pop-culture vehicles before. Remember Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240)? Anyway, “Back to the Future” time machine or car, this set is supposed to arrive next month. We have the rest of March to wait for details. Until they come up, we’ll continue to chalk this up as a rumor.

Huge March 1 LEGO Set Launch Recap

Hey, it’s the first day of the month once again. March 1, 2022. By this point the New Year must no longer feel so new. Before we go off track however, we’ll get right down to what this update is about: first-day LEGO product launches. We certainly enjoyed covering these sets when they first officially came out. And like before, for your easy reference we’re collecting their LEGO.com product listings together here. Our big thanks again to The Brick Fan for any March 1-releasing LEGO product we may have missed. Also linked are our past articles, if we caught them.

Creator Expert
Duplo
  • Police Station Helicopter (10959)
  • Police Motorcycle (10967)
  • Doctor Visit (10968)
  • Fire Station Helicopter (10970)
  • Green Building Plate (10980)
LEGO Classic
  • Creative Monsters (11017)
  • Creative Ocean Fun (11018)
  • Bricks and Functions (11019)
  • Green Baseplate (11023)
  • Gray Baseplate (11024)
  • Blue Baseplate (11025)
  • White Baseplate (11026)
LEGO Art
Creator 3-in-1
LEGO Creator
BrickHeadz
LEGO Friends
  • Pet Clinic Ambulance (41694)
  • Pet Playground (41698)
  • Pet Adoption Cafe (41699)
  • Vacation Beach House (41709)
  • Pet Day-Care Center (41718)
DOTS
  • Bag Tags Mega Pack – Messaging (41949)
  • Lots of DOTS – Lettering (41950)
  • Message Board (41951)
  • Big Message Board (41952)
Technic
LEGO Disney
  • Ariel’s Underwater Palace (43207)
  • Elsa and the Nokk’s Ice Stable (43209)
LEGO City
  • Lunar Roving Vehicle (60348)
  • Lunar Space Station (60349)
  • Lunar Research Base (60350)
  • Rocket Launch Center (60351)
Ninjago
  • Kai’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70688)
  • Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70689)
  • Jay’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70690)
  • Ninja Training Center (71764)
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Marvel
LEGO Harry Potter
Speed Champions
  • 1970 Ferrari 512 M (76906)
  • Lotus Evija (76907)
  • Lamborghini Countach (76908)
  • Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance & Mercedes-AMG Project One (76909)
  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro & Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (76910)

Enjoy your LEGO Shopping!

Creator Expert Vespa 125 (10298) Now Listed on LEGO.com

This was certainly another LEGO set that was heavily anticipated by collectors since the latter half of 2021. After a number of rumors and leaks, LEGO finally has this Creator Expert set’s product listing up. We now have their official word on the long-teased Vespa 125 (10298) as shared to us by Brick Fanatics. Sure, some retailers may have jumped the gun and released it early, giving us our first look. But it’s nothing like getting the info right from LEGO itself. This brick-built rendition of the famous Italian scooter brand is yet another prize item for 18+ LEGO collectors.

And it’s an absolute beauty, have no doubt. Creator Expert 10298 not only replicates the 1960s Vespa Piaggo. It makes the vehicle look like it’s at home in Italy, with the rear basket, flowers and Italian license plate. The helmet and goggles also make for a nice touch. Vespa aficionados celebrating the brand’s 75th year can’t go wrong with this LEGO collaboration. Like many Creator Expert vehicles, Vespa 125 has plenty of mechanical gimmicks. The handlebar steering works, as do the kickstand. Even the scooter engine sports great detail under the removable cover. If you haven’t lucked out with the “early buyers,” then wait for Vespa 125 (10298) to launch for real in March 1.

Vespa 125 (10298)

Age 18+ | 1,106 pieces | $99.99 | Coming March 1

  • Assemble your own LEGO® Vespa 125 – Build a detailed displayable model of an Italian icon with this building set (10298) for adults
  • Inspired by the original – This brick-built Vespa features a front wheel mounted on one side, 2 seats, a removable engine cover with a brick-built engine underneath, and working steering
  • Extra details – Finishing touches include the Vespa logo, a classic 1960s Italian license plate, a spare wheel, helmet and an accessories basket with flower bouquet
  • Designed for Vespa fans – To celebrate Vespa’s 75th anniversary, the LEGO® designers have worked with the lifestyle brand to create a model to appeal to lovers of Italian culture

First Image of LEGO Vespa 125 (10298) Seen

It can be testing to one’s patience sometimes to wait for certain LEGO sets first revealed in rumors. In November last year, we first got wind of a Creator Expert set depicting a Vespa scooter. Apparently, this set (10298) would release this year, accompanied by a GWP numbered 40517. We might have spotted the latter in a LEGO Creator set “group picture” last month. As for the main set, it was announced for reveal this coming Thursday, February 24. Creator Expert Vespa (10298) might launch this March 1. But dealers elsewhere have jumped the gun, and now we have images.

As told by Promobricks, an early purchaser has gotten the LEGO 1960s Vespa 125 set (10298). YouTuber MandRproductions reviewed his early acquisition on his channel, where we got this big nice box photo. It seems not to have the Creator Expert logo and may just be a “for Adults” set, judging from the Age 18+. The Vespa has 1,106 pieces to build the scooter itself, plus a helmet with goggles and a rear box with flowers. Earlier rumors of the set being colored primarily green were quashed by the box image’s blue. This set is freestanding thanks to a kickstand.

With this quick update, we risk repeating ourselves for when LEGO makes its official announcement on February 24. Our next word on the LEGO Vespa (10298) may well be its LEGO.com product listing. There’s a possibility we’ll hear also of its still-rumored tie-in GWP (40517). Just keep watching this space.