LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) Now Up at US LEGO Shop@Home

After making its debut via LEGO’s regional portal in Asia, LEGO has officially announced and listed this year’s seasonal winter village set. The LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) is now up at LEGO Shop@Home in the US, slated to be available beginning next month, with early VIP access on September 16.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

Coming in at 1,445 pieces this year’s winter village set puts the spotlight once again on the lengths that Santa will go through to add that holiday cheer to all that is expecting his visit. It was 2014 since we last saw him added to a LEGO Creator Expert winter village set in the form of Santa’s Workshop (10245), so it’s great to see a LEGO model that is built around his character.

And of course, the model itself is perfect for a seasonal display piece and will look great with other winter village sets that you might have. The angled build is really clever since it gives the model a sort of depth and a certain degree of realism. I love the combination of white and light royal blue for its exterior, and the tons of holiday details in the interior. The set comes with four minifigures featuring Dad, Mom, a little girl, and Santa.

Read more about the LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) below and if you wish to be notified on its arrival in October, you may want to head over to LEGO.com and this to your wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293)

1,445 pieces | $99.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2021. Early VIP access on September 16, 2021.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293) LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas Eve, get the festive season off to a magical start with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) model building set. It’s the ideal way to spend quality time with a cozy project for adults and families. Build the intricate Christmas house and explore all of the model’s jolly features before placing it on display.

A build packed with traditions Spot all the ingredients that make Christmas Eve so special. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and even a place setting for him at the dining table. The exterior is equally detailed. See the Christmas tree, which lights up when you press down gently on the treetop. Extra details complete the cheerful scene with presents, a mailbox, and brick-built boughs under the ‘snow’-topped roof.

A Christmas building project to savor Santa’s Visit is part of the LEGO Winter Village Collection; a collection of buildable model kits for adults that celebrate the festive season.

  • Enjoy a magical Christmas build with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) building kit. Explore all the traditional details of Santa’s Visit with an enchanting Christmas house model to display.
  • Includes 4 minifigures with dad, mom, girl, and Santa so you can recreate endless cozy family Christmas Eve scenes. See Santa drop through the large chimney into the fireplace.
  • Enjoy spotting all the festive details of the intricate interior. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and gifts hidden around the house.
  • This model looks amazing from all angles, making it a perfect seasonal display piece. See the cute kitchen with its sweet brick-built stand mixer.
  • Add a festive glow to your Christmas Eve scene. The Christmas tree features a light brick (with battery included) that lights up when you press the top.
  • Looking for top Christmas gift ideas? This model building kit is ideal for LEGO® fans or any adult or family who’d love to receive a model building kit with a beautiful display piece to enjoy.
  • This collectible Christmas house measures over 7.5 in. (19 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 6.5 in. (16 cm) deep. The rear roof moves outwards giving further access to the upper floor bedroom. 

LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou – FC Barcelona (10284) Now Available

After hinting at the arrival of yet another LEGO Creator Expert that will surely appeal to LEGO adult fans,  LEGO has finally made it official and has now listed the LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou – FC Barcelona (10284) over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Coming in at a whopping 5,509 pieces this next LEGO Creator Expert set retails for $349.99. Similar to how LEGO offered the  LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) from last year, this brick-built replica of Camp Nou comes with an exclusive VIP promotional set in the form of the LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485).

Read on for its official product description together with a closer look at what this 18+ set has to offer. You may also opt to click on the following link below if you’re ready to add this to your LEGO online shopping cart.

LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou – FC Barcelona (10284)

5,509 pieces | $349.99 | VIP: Get this FC Barcelona Celebration gift with purchase of Camp Nou stadium  

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FC Barcelona fans will love showing their passion for one of the world’s most celebrated soccer clubs with this rewarding building project. Build all the details of the mighty Camp Nou Stadium like the Lateral stand with its iconic ‘Més Que Un Club’ motto and the covered Tribuna stand, with press booths, plus the pitch itself. The model splits into 5 sections for access to each area.

Packed with details
FC Barcelona fans know how to show their loyalty to their club and this stadium model does just the same! Use the LEGO® elements and sticker sheet to add realistic touches to your Camp Nou stadium model – like the Barça signs, Catalan flag, and scoreboards. With a players’ tunnel, VIP entrance, and team bus, there are plenty of details to spot.

Bring your passions to life
This set is part of a collection of LEGO buildable models for adults who appreciate elegant design. It offers a rewarding project or top gift for any FC Barcelona fan or collector of soccer memorabilia.

  • This spectacular set delivers a rewarding build for adult FC Barcelona fans. Soccer fans will love creating a faithful LEGO® collectible model of FC Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou stadium.
  • See the faithful interpretation of the pitch, stands, and entrance in this LEGO® Camp Nou – FC Barcelona 10284 building set. The model splits into 5 sections for access to each area.
  • Extra details bring the excitement of matchday to life. See the press booths, players’ tunnel, and team bus, plus banners and flags in the FC Barcelona club colors.
  • This FC Barcelona stadium LEGO® building kit for adults makes for a top gift for anyone who loves soccer memorabilia, FC Barcelona merchandise, and collectibles.
  • Measures over 8 in. (20 cm) high, 19 in. (49 cm) wide, and 18 in. (46 cm) deep, making an eye-catching display model.

LEGO Officially Reveals Selected LEGO City and Creator Set Variants

Last week, we reported on a subtle addition to the functionality of the LEGO Shop@Home webpage interface. A color selection option was implemented on two of its products: the LEGO Creator sets Expert Fiat 500 (10271) and 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058). This hinted that these two sets, and perhaps many others, could have set variants produced.

At the time of that report, the color options for the above-mentioned LEGO Creator sets were only their originals. Nearly a week later, LEGO itself has made an official announcement of this feature. Along with that comes the reveal of the first alternative colors.

The LEGO Group finally shed light on the variant color option for selected sets on its home shopping portal, describing it as a limited-time pilot project. Here’s their official statement:

The LEGO Group is running a pilot with a small number of products to gain a deeper understanding of what our fans want from our portfolio and where they prefer to shop for new or unique products.

The pilot includes variations of some of our existing products, so we can find out more about the colors and sizes of sets that fans of all ages want to see more of in our portfolio.

It certainly sounds like good news, and if you’re wondering about the catch then here it is. Most of these set color variants will be available only in the UK and Ireland. This is via their regional LEGO Shop@Home, physical stores, and third-party retailers. The variations on selected LEGO sets will only be available in these areas until November 30, or while supplies last. The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 recolor is the sole exception. LEGO Shop@Home UK can ship this one internationally.

So far, LEGO has marked four sets for variants. The first two are, as already stated, the aforementioned LEGO Creator sets. LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) has an additional blue color scheme renumbered as set 77942 in addition to its original yellow.

The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058), aside from green, now has brown (77940) and blue (77941) recolored versions.

Set Variants

Set Variants

The other two sets with variants are from LEGO City, but as re-scales of an earlier retired set the LEGO City Fire Station (60110) from 2016,  and not exactly recolors. These are the LEGO City Fire Station Starter (77943) and the larger LEGO City Fire Station Headquarters (77944).

Set Variants

Here’s hoping the pilot test for this thing in the UK takes off. Maybe then LEGO will make these set variants available internationally, and with more to follow.

LEGO Releases Official Teaser for Creator Expert Set FC Barcelona-Camp Nou (10284)

When it comes to products associated with FC Barcelona, LEGO appears to be pacing their reveals for max hype. Throughout 2021 they had LEGO/futbol fans searching online for word about the upcoming LEGO Creator Expert set depicting Barça home stadium Camp Nou (10284). Then LEGO Shop@Home Australia listed the set’s GWP add-on, FC Barcelona Celebration (40485). That may as well have been a hint that new details about LEGO Camp Nou were forthcoming anytime now. As it turns out, the wait took only a day or so. Then again, it’s still not a whole reveal but a teaser.

LEGO has just released a video glimpse of the Creator Expert Camp Nou set (10284) in fully-built glory. In just 12 seconds the teaser had a first-person view running down the access tunnel of presumably the real stadium. After a white-out transition the POV “emerges” into the plastic pitch of Camp Nou’s scaled-down LEGO counterpart.

The brick-built bleachers then fades into FC Barcelona’s motto, “Mes Que Un Club”/”More than a Club.”

It effectively serves the purpose of confirming the set while leaving collectors/Barça fans begging for more.

Regardless of rumors that LEGO held back on promoting the set out of delicacy for FC Barcelona’s loss of Lionel Messi, this preview is real. LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou (10284) is coming. They still haven’t said when yet, but word will surely arrive not long after this. And we can’t forget the FC Barcelona Celebration (40485) set with the Barça fan minifigs and the Font de Canaletes as its gift-with-purchase.

Whether or not this set-GWP combo can match the reception of its Creator Expert stadium set last 2020, the Trafford-Manchester United (10272) and its companion the LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171), remains to be seen.

First Images of LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485) GWP Set Revealed

For the past few months past, collectors have been combing online news for more word on a new LEGO Creator Expert set. It is fairly certain to be a nice scale reproduction of Camp Nao stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Football fans know it as the citadel of FC Barcelona and, the largest stadium in Spain and Europe. It has hosted FIFA World Cup games, football finals of the 1992 Olympics, and more. There’s no confirmation yet when LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou (10284) will release. But Promobricks however caught wind of a Gift with Purchase (GWP) set coming along with this elusive set – the LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485)

Check out these first images of LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485). LEGO Shop@Home Australia put these pics online. They list the set as a free item but also priced at AU$29.99. It depicts minifigure FC Barcelona supporters celebrating the team at a familiar game hangout, the Font de Canaletes.

 

One might also notice an image discrepancy. The box picture shows five minifigs while the set photo only has four (top image). Details on LEGO Shop@Home Australia are rather sparse beyond its set number and pieces (178 pieces in total). The specifications do say that it will include FOUR minifigures and accessories in FC Barcelona colors, so that’s probably it. From what we can assume based on word from brick street, this latest promotional set may perhaps be an incentive similar to what LEGO offered last year when it released the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) and its GWP counterpart, the exclusive LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) minifigures.

The Creator Expert line has seemingly abandoned chronological release by number since this year. But with LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485) in the open, LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou (10284) isn’t far off. Speculation has it that the Camp Nou set may have been held back due to the recent FC Barcelona drama. You know the one about the club letting Lionel Messi go on August 5 after his contract expired on July 1. A set like LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou would have been considered “too soon.” The same goes for its GWP, FC Barcelona Celebration (40485). We won’t really know until it officially comes out.

LEGO Creator Sets Now Offered in Multiple Color Variations

In case you haven’t noticed yet, LEGO Shop@Home has been recently updated to now include a new functionality on certain of its product pages, particularly applied to some LEGO Creator sets as of this posting.

As pointed out by Stone Wars, the product pages for LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) and LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058) have been updated to include what looks like to be a color selection function. For now, it seems that LEGO has not yet fine-tuned this page function since we only have a static selection bubble that shows the original color of the set. One can say that this might be experimental as of the moment, and a sort of foreshadowing of what LEGO has to offer for the coming weeks. If I’m not mistaken, this is the very first time that I’ve seen LEGO pulled out an offer like this, providing multiple color variations for a set. The prospect is exciting actually and I would like to see certain LEGO sets offered in other color schemes as well.

LEGO has added what looks like to be color selection options on these LEGO Creator product pages over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Word on brick street is that this recent development may actually become a possibility, with LEGO studying the feasibility and appeal of having several color options of its sets. The capability of choosing a differently-colored set is obviously not practical for all of LEGO’s set offerings, and seeing that they opted for LEGO Creator sets to jumpstart this feature is a good place to start. There were some speculations also that these color options might extend to upcoming LEGO City sets as well, including the still-to-be-released LEGO City Fire Station Starter Set (77943) and Fire Station Headquarters (77944).

Whatever is the case, it is quite certain that LEGO is now prepping up its online shopping portal and is now paving a way for a new and unique customer experience with this color selection capabilities. I guess we can see more developments in the coming weeks, or once September sets in. I’ll keep you posted on this. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the newer LEGO Creator Expert sets such as the now-available Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) and the upcoming Pickup Truck (10290). Who knows, we might get recolored versions of these sets as well. We just have to wait and see.

LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) Coming Soon!

After the recent reveal of another classic vehicle from the LEGO Creator Expert line in the form of the Pickup Truck (10290), LEGO has added another brick-built vintage car model to its 18+ collection.  The LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

Based on its predecessor, the LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220) from 2011, this recent iteration comes in a larger size and is distinguished by a predominantly white and medium azure color scheme. The newer Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) comes in at 2,207 pieces and is expected to retail for $180 when it arrives on store shelves and at LEGO’s home shopping portal starting August 1, 2021.

Here’s the official description and more product images in case you missed it. You may also want to check LEGO’s full press release for more info, and you may add this new LEGO Creator Expert set to your wishlist by clicking on the affiliate link below.

LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279)

2,207 pieces | $179.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

Whether you’re reliving past adventures, planning future travels, or simply want to celebrate your passion for camper vans, you’ll love this LEGO® Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) model-building project. Take your time building the camper van model then explore its detailed interior before placing it on display to remind you that there’s a world of adventure just around the corner.

Packed with authentic details
Camper van fans will love all the neat design details packed into this VW model. New LEGO elements recreate much-loved features from the real camper van, including the iconic front windscreen, textile curtains, and the textile pop-up tent. There’s also a new LEGO tire shape, working steering, a sliding door, surfboard, 2 folding chairs, and flower-power stickers.

Experience the journey
This set is part of a collection of LEGO building sets for adults who appreciate clever design and attention to detail. It offers an immersive build and will make a top gift for any VW camper fan.

  • Build a faithful LEGO® model version of the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van. Explore all of its faithful features then place it on display to admire this classic collectible item.
  • Check out the authentic design details like the iconic large front windshield and the sliding door. Try out the working steering and open the hood to explore the engine.
  • Discover a host of features and accessories in the Volkswagen van model, including the textile curtains, textile pop-up tent, surfboard, and 2 folding chairs.
  • Designed for adult LEGO® builders and camper van fans, this model offers a rewarding building project and is ideal if you’re looking for the best gifts and collectibles for VW camper fans.
  • Measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35 cm) long, and 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide, making an eye-catching display model.

LEGO Creator Expert Pickup Truck (10290) Coming in October

Here’s another welcome surprise from LEGO. After unveiling its line-up LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: No Way Home sets, now comes another that caters to LEGO adult fans in general. The LEGO Creator Expert Pickup Truck (10290) is now listed at LEGO’s home shopping portal, with a release date of October 1st, 2021.

LEGO Creator Expert Pickup Truck

The set takes its inspiration from the 1950s, highlighting a vintage farm pickup truck complete with farming tools and LEGO produce. I like how this set turned out, especially how the truck’s rounded corners were shaped, giving it a more life-like build. The flowers and vegetable elements also add to the realism, making it a great throw-back display set.

The LEGO Creator Expert Pickup Truck (10290) clocks at 1,677 pieces and is now available for pre-order, retailing for $130. Read on for the complete product description below, and if you wish to pre-order this set, kindly click on the following affiliate link below.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Pickup Truck (10290)

1,677 pieces | $129.99 | Now available for pre-order, and will ship on October 1, 2021.

LEGO Creator Expert Pickup Truck

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A perfect escape from modern life! Get ready to travel back to the 1950s with this LEGO® Pickup Truck (10290) building project. Packed with details, this true-to-life model recreates the vintage pickup truck shape with its rounded lines. Explore the model to discover realistic pickup truck features like a step-side bed, opening doors and tailgate, and removable wooden side railings.

Celebrate the seasons
This truck is hard at work all year round, delivering produce from Green Farm. Create a seasonal display with the many accessories included. There’s a wheelbarrow with flowers and a watering can for spring. For summer there are 2 wooden crates, tomatoes, carrots, and a milk pail. Autumn brings a crate with pumpkins, while for winter there is a wreath and a festive gift.

Love the journey
This set is part of a collectible series of LEGO buildable models for adults who appreciate beautiful design. It offers an immersive build and will make a top gift for any fan of vintage pickup truck models.

  • Build a faithful LEGO® model version of a vintage 1950s farm pickup truck. Explore all its realistic features then place your truck on display to admire this classic collectible model.
  • This LEGO® Pickup Truck 10290 buildable model set offers a rewarding building project for adults as you recreate the iconic rounded pickup truck shape from a classic era in vehicle design.
  • Explore the model to discover its many realistic pickup truck features like a step-side bed, opening doors and tailgate, and removable wooden side railings.
  • Fresh from the farm! Discover lots of seasonal accessories including a wheelbarrow and watering can, vegetables and a milk pail, a crate with pumpkins, plus a festive wreath and gift.
  • Steer the truck then open the doors to inspect the interior. The hood also opens to reveal the engine.
  • Designed especially for adult LEGO® builders, this set offers a rewarding build with a collectible display piece to cherish. It’s also a top gift idea for anyone who loves vintage 1950s pickup trucks.
  • Measures over 5.5 in. (14 cm) high, 13 in. (33 cm) long, and 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide.

WATCH: LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) Designer Video

After officially revealing its brick-built trainer and display set, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video for the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282). LEGO Designer Florian Müller gives us a walkthrough of how this iconic pop-culture symbol was translated into life-like, LEGO bricks. Watch the video below.

Love it or hate it (I know some LEGO fans are not that pleased with LEGO’s choice of product offerings lately), it cannot be denied that from an aesthetic standpoint, the design of the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) is on a class of its own. And like the recently released LEGO Ideas Typewriter, this particular true-to-life set is designed with realism in mind. Built at a comparable US size of 7 1/2, the complete build features the shoe’s iconic shape and classic stripes, all combined to give that organic shape and feel. Florian and the other LEGO designers working on this model even went a step further by packaging this set in one unique box art that even mimics an actual shoe box.

The decorative elements such as the Adidas logo and Superstar brand are all accurately printed as well. Inquisitive LEGO builders may also find it interesting to discover that this set also introduces a new 5×5 dome element that may come in pretty handy in creating those smooth edges and corners.

Finally, and I guess you may have noticed it already while watching the video, LEGO seems to be teasing on an upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of this miniature LEGO Adidas Superstar. Word has it that this little replica and minifigure might be a GWP that will be offered as part of an incentive of purchasing the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) next month. I’ll talk more about it in my next post.

For now, in case you are interested to get this 18+ set, be sure to check out its corresponding product page over at LEGO Shop@Home. It is slated to arrive on store shelves and be available for purchase online starting July 1st. It clocks in at 731 pieces and will retail for $80.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) Officially Revealed!

After giving us a teaser of its next LEGO 18+ set, LEGO has finally unboxed (no pun intended) its brick-built rendition of one of the coolest and iconic footwear of all time. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282), with a release date of July 1, 2021.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

The LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) highlights the shoes’ traditional shell toe type, customizable design, and even includes a new textile element in the form of a LEGO shoelace. The level of realism that this display set offers is just stunning. From its beautiful box art that doubles as a shoebox as well (both its box and the set itself actually looks good together on display in my opinion), down to its printed tiles featuring the Adidas and Superstar logo, everything feels organic and realistic. The entire brick-built shoe even measures 10.5 inches in length, roughly equivalent to a US size of 7 1/2. The obvious downside is (aside from the fact that you can’t wear it, lol) you’ll only get one shoe right off the box, and you will need to purchase another one if you need to build a pair of this classic footwear. If you wish to have an in-depth look at what this new 18+ set has to offer, I suggest that you watch Tiago Catarino’s excellent review.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

Coming in at 731 pieces, the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) will retail for $80 once it is available beginning July 1. Check out the complete product description below, and you may also add this to your LEGO wishlist by clicking on the following affiliate link. What do you think about this new set? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282)

731 pieces | $79.99 | Available starting July 1, 2021  

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

Add a surprising new addition to your sneaker collection with this LEGO® Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) model. In this never-seen-before LEGO offering, you’ll be recreating the iconic sneaker from LEGO elements to make a collectible display piece that’s sure to spark conversations.

Authentic Superstar details
Just like the real thing, this LEGO version includes the iconic Adidas Originals Superstar sneaker graphics, shell toe shape, trefoil logo, and serrated 3 stripes mark. Right shoe or left shoe? You decide! This set includes 17 extra LEGO elements so you can choose to build either the right-foot or left-foot sneaker. For extra realism, it even has shoelaces and comes in an authentic shoe box.

A building project for you
This set is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults. With a display stand and plaque, this model will be appreciated by anyone who loves Adidas and streetwear collectibles, as well as adult LEGO builders.

  • Build and display one of the world’s most iconic sneakers with the LEGO® Adidas Originals Superstar 10282 model kit for adults.
  • Packed with authentic details like the famous shell toe, 3 serrated stripes, Adidas logo on the tongue, and other Originals Superstar graphics.
  • With shoelaces and authentic shoe box-style packaging, this LEGO® model is a fun and realistic tribute to the original Adidas sneaker.
  • Looking for the best gifts for Adidas fans? This model kit is ideal for anyone who loves streetwear collectibles, as well as adult LEGO® builders looking for a project with a difference.
  • Measures over 4.5 in. (12 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) long, and 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide.