LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266) Sets Spotted in LEGOLAND Germany

I guess it’s bound to happen – either some opportunistic, street smart LEGO scalper who flaunts his wares on eBay or a LEGO Store employee that slips up and puts a LEGO set on display way early of its embargoed date, images of the next LEGO Creator Expert set eventually found its way on the web. And this seems to be the case for the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). After teasing the set on social media, some LEGO Store employee in LEGOLAND Germany might have been too excited to display the set in their local store way too early.

Promobricks reports that an eagle-eyed LEGO fan in Germany has spotted the Lunar Lander set now placed on sale inside LEGOLAND Germany. Though I’m happy for those fans who will have an early chance of getting their own set, I surely feel that The LEGO Group will not be happy about this store slip-up.

Lunar Lander (10266)
For now, let’s just fancy ourselves with this miniature version of the Lunar Lander as rendered in microscale form in the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) set.

According to Promobricks’ report, the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266) is being sold for 89.99 Euros and comes in at 1,087 pieces. As I said, this set is still embargoed so I’m not in liberty to share some images of this set. But if you don’t mind the early spoilers, I guess by now the Internet is riddled with its images already. This next LEGO Creator Expert set is slated to be revealed anytime soon so we just have to hold on to our horses a little bit more.

I’ll keep you posted once the reveal is official so be sure to stay tuned here in our blogsite for the latest update on this Lunar Lander. Better still, you may subscribe to our site to get notified about the latest LEGO news and happenings that we share – just click the red notification bell at the bottom right corner of your screen to get instant, push notifications.

 

LEGO Teases The New LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set

LEGO is definitely looking forward to revive the LEGO Space theme in one form or the other. After the successful launch of the new LEGO City Space sets, LEGO has now teased via social media another large set that caters to LEGO and NASA enthuasiasts. Now if you’re actively involved among LEGO fan forums and sites, chances are, you have an encountered already what this mystery set is. In fact, LEGO has given out some images of this set to several European retailers for marketing purposes. Though taken down already, eagle-eyed LEGO fans were quick to capture a snapshot of the new LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander in all its golden glory.

However, LEGO is still holding on to its horses pending a full reveal of this next Creator Expert set. Check out this 5-second video clip that highlights the first giant leap for LEGO minifigs in space.

I love how the small minifig print appears on the surface of the moon, imitating mankind’s first moon landing. The LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander is expected to be available sometime next month, with an official reveal to happen any time next week. As a Creator Expert set, this new real world set is expected to consist of more than a thousand pieces and will retail for almost a hundred US dollars. The fact that this new LEGO set is set to be released in June celebrating the 50th year anniversary of NASA’s moon landing, makes this set more appealling to fans.

It is also said that this set will be accompanied with a special promotional item in the form of a commemorative patch, similar  to what LEGO did when when it released a limited edition promotional keychain that accompanied the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265).

Be sure to stay tuned and subscribe to our blog site for more news about the official reveal of the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander any time soon.

A Peek at the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang GT (10265)

A couple of days ago, LEGO made quite a stir when it updated its themes page at the LEGO.com portal. The matter has been ‘corrected’ already as of this posting, but not without eagle-eyed brick scouts taking a snapshot of this exciting and unintentional reveal. 2018 saw its last LEGO Creator Expert set in the form of the Corner Garage (10264), and this time around thanks to a quick print screen command from Promobricks, we now have a peek at the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang GT (10265).

This set has been rumored since August last year, with more LEGO Creator Expert sets being readied in the LEGO pipeline. In fact, Brickset has already listed another D2C vehicle set (10269) together with this year’s Winter Village set (10267), in their database so these are exciting sets to watch out for as well. The LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang GT (10265) comes in 1,471 pieces and is expected to be released in March 1, with an estimated price point of 139.99 Euros. It is based on one of Ford’s most popular muscle cars which was introduced in 1967. It is also nice of LEGO to make it clearly known by adding a special tile that indicates GT 1967 in its next Creator Expert set.

The 1967 Ford Mustang GT 350 where the next LEGO Creator Expert set, 10265, is supposedly based on.

Given the legacy and remarkable history of this vehicle, I will not be surprised if this next Creator Expert set will be popular among fans. To be frank, it’s a great comeback for LEGO after the not-so-warm reception given to the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (10262) set. LEGO has not confirmed the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang GT (10265) as of this posting, and it looks like it plans not to do so yet considering the fact that it immediately removed its image from the themes page and replaced it with the currently offered Aston Martin DB5 (10262). If the rumors of a March release holds true, then we can expect an early VIP release sometime towards the end of this month, and an official statement from LEGO as well.

Personally, I’m excited about this set being a fan of iconic muscle cars from the 60s. What do you think?

Here’s Another Guinness World Records Giveaway – the LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124)

When Guinness Book of World Records featured LEGO sets in its 2019 edition, nobody might have expected them to offer a giveaway of one of those sets to those who answered a trivia question on their website. Then, it just ballooned as one by one the eight prominent “record-holding” LEGO sets from the 2019 book were promoted in the contest. Now, the Guinness World Records official website is holding one more trivia contest. On the line is the seventh – and probably the penultimate – LEGO set to be given away, not a record-holder itself but based on one iconic recorded event: the LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124).

LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124)

The rather uncommon LEGO Creator Expert Wright Flyer (10124) set is a model build of the historic Guinness record-holder of the first successful flight of a heavier-than-air powered aircraft. As anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of history knows, the Wright Flyer was built by the Wright Brothers Orville and Wilbur, who flew the pioneering airplane near Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903.

Once again, the contest is valid only for Guinness website visitors from Canada, Ireland, and the UK. They just need to answer the trivia question on the LEGO Wright Flyer info page and add their contact information. The submission deadline will be on Friday, December 14 at around midnight GMT.

WATCH: LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264) Designer Video

January 1st seems to be taking forever, especially if you’re looking forward to have your try on LEGO’s next modular expert set – the LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264).

LEGO’s next modular masterpiece comes in 2,569 pieces and introduces for the first time a gas station and a veterinarian’s clinic in the LEGO modular world. It also comes with an array of new elements and LEGO pieces that builders will surely find useful. If you’re looking forward to have this set next to your LEGO Creator Expert Downtown Diner(10260), then we have to wait a couple of weeks more before the Corner Garage (10264) is released. While waiting, let’s hear from LEGO Designer Lars Joe as he gives us a walk-through with all the key features of this set.

LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264)

2,569 pieces; $199.99 USD

Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!

Drop by the LEGO® Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories. On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden. The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp. This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
  • The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
  • Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
  • Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
  • Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
  • Tow truck features a working hoist.
  • Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
  • Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
  • Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
  • Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1×1 medium gray roof tiles, 1×1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
  • This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
  • Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246) and Brick Bank (10251) Will Soon Retire

UPDATE: The LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246) is still available for backorder on December 17 via Amazon, for the same LEGO Store price of $159.99. If you’re wanting to add this to your collection without cashing out additional bucks, then now is the best time to do so. 

Early last November, LEGO made a series of announcements that would probably have LEGO collectors and fans rushing in to take action at the last moment. This is the news that a number of LEGO sets have been marked for retirement, which means pretty soon they’re going to run out just everywhere. And this time around, we might be seeing the curtain fall for two of the most loved LEGO modular sets around: the Detective’s Office (10246) and Brick Bank (10251).

Normally, the announcement that a LEGO set is to be retired means that it will eventually be removed from the production line, making it more and more difficult to find in any LEGO brand or certified store, with third-party retailers taking advantage of the situation. While the listings on Shop@Home haven’t been updated as of yet, their availability statuses are either “Sold Out” or “Call to Check Product Availability”.

Detective's Office (10246)
LEGO Creator Expert Detective’s Office (10246)

LEGO Creator Expert Brick Bank (10251)

Indeed, the LEGO Creator Expert Brick Bank (10251) is now gone seemingly everywhere online, meaning, if any remain unsold they’re either unlisted or to be found only on some retail shelves. Now, the Detective’s Office (10246), which was a star last Black Friday, only has one set left available on Amazon.

Both these Creator Expert LEGO sets were part of a series of modular building sets that could be built side by side to create an urban street that’s more detailed than usually seen in LEGO City perhaps. The retirement of these two sets will also mean that their aftermarket prices will certainly balloon as well.

2019’s LEGO Modular Set is the LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264)

LEGO has now revealed 2019’s LEGO modular set following the success of this year’s Downtown Diner (10260). The LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264) is an impressive 3-level detailed build that contains over 2,500 pieces slated to arrive in LEGO Stores at LEGO Shop@Home in January 1, 2019. It features a classic 1950s-style garage with a gas station on the ground level, an animal clinic at the mid-level, and an apartment with a well-equipped kitchen and other amenities at the top level.

There are plenty of new elements to watch out for which are also included in this set: black ice skates and rare dark-orange pieces just to name a few. The Corner Garage (10264) will retail for $199.99 USD. Read on for a full product description followed by a ton of crisp, clear official images.

10264 Corner Garage

Ages 16+. 2,569 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – FR 189.99€ – DK 1,499DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!

Drop by the LEGO® Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories. On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden. The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp. This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
  • The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
  • Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
  • Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
  • Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
  • Tow truck features a working hoist.
  • Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
  • Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
  • Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
  • Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1×1 medium gray roof tiles, 1×1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
  • This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
  • Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

Cyber Monday is Here, and So Is the LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256) Set.

It was the set re-release that generated a lot of buzz and discussion when it was made known. LEGO had earmarked it for release on Cyber Monday, marking the last week of November before December and the Holidays start in earnest. We’re talking about the LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256), hailed by LEGO as their second-largest set ever made.

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

Well, Cyber Monday is now in full swing, and that means that the LEGO Taj Mahal (10256) with all its 5,923 bricks is now indeed up for sale on Shop@Home, on five major regions for LEGO. Master builder Jamie Berard, who just hosted a special Airbnb accommodation for some lucky LEGO fans at Billund’s Home of the Brick, has also done a designer video for the 10256, here hosted on LEGO Korea’s official Facebook page.

There’s really no more reason to delay. If you’re a fan of old architecture and you’ve got the $369.99 (or equivalent), then the LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256) is a must-have purchase.