LEGO sets for the most part are classified by themes, whether LEGO originals or those from licensed IPs. Within those themes we might get sub-themes, sets in a line following distinctive build designs. These sub-themes could also pop up as new in one LEGO theme or other. For instance, LEGO Creator has given us the high-rebuild value 3-in-1 sets and the grown-up-geared Creator Experts. Now, as Brick Fanatics tells us, LEGO Creator is introducing a new decorative sub-theme. If you like the “skyline” sets from LEGO Architecture you might enjoy these artistic builds evocative of retro postcards. And that indeed is the Creator sub-theme’s name.
For your consideration, here are two sets of LEGO Creator’s Postcard series. In contrast to LEGO Architecture’s free-standing skylines, Creator Postcard has the structures come up as relief from their backgrounds. These sets shine nationalistic flavor too, with one depicting America’s Big Apple and the other, the capital of China:
New York Postcard (40519)
253 pieces | $14.99 | coming January 1, 2022
- Take a trip to New York – A 3D buildable postcard of one of the world’s most iconic cities, which kids aged 9 and up can decorate with 2 fun stickers
- Enjoy the sights – New York Postcard (40519) features some of the city’s most famous landmarks: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the One World Trade Center
Beijing Postcard (40520)
280 pieces | $14.99 | coming January 1, 2022
- Take a trip to Beijing – A 3D buildable postcard of the Chinese capital, which kids aged 9 and up can decorate with iconic flowers and 2 stickers
- Enjoy the sights – Beijing Postcard (40520) features some of the city’s most famous landmarks: the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace
If this is a new LEGO Creator set series, then the first two are promising indicators of what comes next. Catch these items among the myriad of LEGO product launches in the coming New Year.