LEGO Ninjago 2021 First Wave of Set Images Released

LEGO Ninjago is still going strong, and next year sees a selection of LEGO Ninjago 2021 sets that are pretty impressive in my opinion. Other than the LEGO City, Friends, and Creator 2021 sets, fans can also expect a lot from the LEGO Ninjago theme which includes revamped battle kits and an awesome looking Titan Mech to boot.

Thanks once again to Dutch online toy retailer Van der Meulen, we can now take a look at some of the things that we can expect from this first wave of LEGO Ninjago 2021 sets. From the get-go, we can see that the LEGO Epic Battle Sets mark the theme’s 10th anniversary, with some of the most iconic battle scenes from the show. Aside from its spinner features, these sets also come with unique weapon pieces that expand our minifigure heroes arsenal.

Another highlight of this first wave of LEGO Ninjago 2021 sets is its mech-inspired set. By far, the LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Titan Mech Battle (71738) is, in my opinion, is one of the most impressive mech builds that theme has come up with recently. It is basically a re-imagining of 2015’s LEGO Ninjago Titan Mech Battle (70737), and its recent version certainly is 10x better than its predecessor. Though I’m not at liberty to publish its image right here, I’m sure a good Google and Instagram search will yield some positive results.

This initial offering of LEGO Ninjago 2021 sets is expected to be released on January 1st, 2021, over at LEGO Shop@Home and LEGO brand stores. They’re not yet listed on LEGO’s online shopping portal as of this posting, and I’ll update this article once there affiliate links go live. For now, let’s take a look at this.

Epic Battle Set – Kai vs. Skulkin (71730)

61 pieces | $9.99

LEGO Ninjago 2021

 

Epic Battle Set – Zane vs. Nindroid (71731)

57 pieces | $9.99

 

Epic Battle Set – Jay vs. Serpentine (71732)

69 pieces | $9.99

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Epic Battle Set – Cole vs. Ghost Warrior (71733)

51 pieces | $9.99

 

Tournament of Elements (71735)

283 pieces | $29.99 

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Boulder Blaster (71736)

449 pieces | $39.99

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X-1 Ninja Charger (71737)

599 pieces | $49.99

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Zane’s Titan Mech Battle (71738)

840 pieces | $59.99

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LEGO Friends 2021 Set and Box Art Images Released

Following the reveal of 2021’s first wave of LEGO City and LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets, let’s now take a look at this collection of LEGO Friends 2021 sets also scheduled to be released in January 2021. At the stroke of midnight on January 1st, this wave of LEGO Friends sets will be available at LEGO’s online store and other retailers.

As you may have noticed, other than expanding the existing current line of LEGO sets that highlights the adventures of our Heartlake City residents, LEGO Friends also continues its Play Cubes series which it introduced earlier this year. This time around, the Play Cubes now include some of LEGO Friends’ most adorable play pets in a mystery pack. Well to be accurate, it’s not really a sort of a blind bag or something considering that the packaging itself is already a giveaway on what LEGO animal figure is included in the Play Cube. However, it is kind of exciting to think that this could also mean that we might be seeing a new LEGO piece for a flamingo, dalmatian, a pug, and a cat. Historically, the LEGO Friends theme has been known to introduce new animal figures in most of its series such as those offered from its animal rescue series released during the first half of this year. So basically it’s not a longshot to consider if this will also be the case for these LEGO Friends 2021 sets.

It is also interesting to point out that LEGO is quite intentional in adding features and details to these sets that underscore the company’s emphasis on being environmentally responsible. Other than inspiring children to take care of animals, these sets also introduce the concepts of having an environmentally sustainable lifestyle such as using an electric car, utilizing solar panels in powering up houses, and patronizing organic produce.

Similar to this year’s wave of LEGO Friends Play Cubes, we can also expect that this 2021 series will probably have the same price point of around $10 each. They are not yet listed over at LEGO Shop@Home as of this posting, but we can expect these sets to appear on LEGO’s online shopping website anytime soon. Thanks once again to 3rd-party retailer Van der Meulen for uploading these images over at their site. For now, let’s take a look at what these sets have to offer.

Cat Grooming Car (41439)

LEGO Friends 2021

 

Olivia’s Electric Car (41443)

 

Heartlake City Organic Cafe (41444)

LEGO Friends 2021

 

Heartlake City Movie Theater (41448)

Andrea’s Family House (41449)

LEGO Friends 2021

 

Olivia’s Flamingo Cube (41662)

 

Emma’s Dalmatian Cube (41663)

LEGO Friends 2021

 

Mia’s Pug Cube (41664)

 

Stephanie’s Cat Cube (41665)

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Andrea’s Bunny Cube (41666)

Take a Look at this First Wave of LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2021 Sets

Following the reveal of our first wave of LEGO City sets for 2021, Dutch online toy retailer Van der Meulen also listed several LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2021 sets slated to arrive January 1st next year. This initial salvo of LEGO Creator sets continues the tradition of multi-build offerings that have been quite popular among younger LEGO fans.

For 2021, we will get to see the usual 3-in-1 vehicular builds plus another transforming brick-built creature in the form of a lion, ostrich, and wild boar. I find one set interesting, particularly the LEGO Creator Cyber Drone (31111) and its reference to the LEGO Classic Space theme. As far as I recall, it’s quite rare for a minifigure to be thrown in together with the usual LEGO Creator 3-in-1 multi build, much more of a minifig that comes with a unique Space logo makes it even more appealing.

The rest of the sets included in this wave of reveal highlights a motorbike that follows a similar color scheme compared to that of the LEGO Technic  BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063) from 2017.  There’s also a Beach House that doubles as a lighthouse, and what seems to be a fishing dock. Other than these images, information is still a bit scant specifically with regards to these sets’ piece count and expected retail price. In the meantime, we will keep our radars open when these LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2021 sets make their appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.  I’ll keep this post updated soon as LEGO lists them in their online shopping portal. We can also expect more reveals to be out in the next few days so stay tuned.

Cyber Drone (31111)

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2021

 

Wild Lion (31112)

 

Race Car Transporter (31113)

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2021

 

Super Bike (31114)

 

Beach House (31118)

LEGO City 2021 H1 Set Images Revealed

It’s that time of the year once again when LEGO, or in this case, excited third-party retailers, are now giving us a glimpse of things to come in the first half of 2021. Dutch online toy retailer Van der Meulen has rolled out a handful of crisp, LEGO City 2021 images giving us a closer look at what we can expect from this first 2021 wave of sets. First reported last October, this wave of LEGO City 2021 sets expands existing subthemes, from high-speed police action and rescue to a more leisurely trip and relaxation in brick-built vacation RVs and city centers.

At first glance, you can notice that are some interesting LEGO pieces included in some of these sets such as the trans orange fire pieces and the trans blue shooters that mimic a water cannon play feature.  City buildings and other infrastructures now come with additional road plates that seem to connect with other LEGO City 2021 sets as well. LEGO also offers a sort of an expansion set in case you wish to add more roads to your latest LEGO City creation.

This wave of new-for-2021 sets is expected to be listed soon at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. I’ll be updating this post once they’re listed at LEGO’s online store.  In the meantime, let’s check out these images. Thanks to The Brothers Brick for the heads-up.

Police Helicopter (60275)

LEGO City 2021

Police Prisoner Transport (60276)

 

Fire Hazard Truck (60279)

LEGO City 2021

 

Fire Ladder Truck (60280)

 

Fire Rescue Helicopter (60281)

LEGO City 2021

 

Fire Command Unit (60282)

 

Holiday Camper Van (60283)

LEGO City 2021

 

Roadwork Truck (60284)

 

Sports Car (60285)

LEGO City 2021

 

Beach Rescue ATV (60286)

 

Tractor (60287)

LEGO City 2021

 

Race Buggy Transporter (60288)

 

Airshow Jet Transporter (60289)

LEGO City 2021

 

Skate Park (60290)

 

Modern Family House (60291)

LEGO City 2021

 

Town Center (60292)

 

Road Plates (60304)

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New LEGO Star Wars Trouble on Tatooine (75299) Announced for 2021

It looks like the hit Disney+ series will get another LEGO Star Wars set dedicated to its name. Following the latest episode of This Week in Star Wars over on YouTube, it was revealed that Mando has earned another LEGO set that captures his journey together with the mysterious Child. Check out the details of the LEGO Star Wars Trouble on Tatooine (75299) set as seen in this video.

This latest Mandalorian-inspired LSW set is the 5th under the belt of this fearless minifigure warrior. Coming in at 276 pieces, the LEGO Star Wars Trouble in Tatooine includes minifigure versions of the Mandalorian himself in his shiny, new Beskar armor, a The Child, and a Tusken Raider. The set also features a small desert encampment, a Speeder Bike, and a Tusken plane equipped with a spring-loaded harpoon. It is expected to retail for $29.99 when it arrives in January 2021.

LEGO Star Wars Trouble on Tatooine

For the price of 30 bucks, I have to say that this set is a nice deal in itself. Compared to the pricier LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292) and LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318), the Trouble in Tatooine (75299) set is a great way to get The Child minifigure without breaking the bank.

As of this posting, LEGO Shop@Home has not yet listed this latest LEGO Star Wars set, but as per the video announcement, we can expect more updates on Monday next week so hopefully, we can get to see further details about this set by then, along side other LEGO Star Wars 2021 sets that we believe are slated to be officially revealed anytime soon.

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR (42123) Arriving in 2021

After a series of teasers over social media, LEGO has finally revealed its next LEGO Technic collaboration with one of the world’s finest supercar makers. Similar to previous projects with other carmakers, LEGO is now proud to announce, together with McLaren Automotive, it’s next top of the line brick creation: the LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR (42123).

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR

As mentioned in The LEGO Group’s official press statement, this 830-piece model is the very first McLaren supercar to be recreated in LEGO pieces – sophisticated and worthy of the McLaren brand while challenging enough to provide a sophisticated building experience for LEGO fans 10 years old and above.

The LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR (42123) is expected to arrive at LEGO brand stores and LEGO Shop@Home beginning January 1, 2021. Read on for the full product description below and check out the set’s official images below. You may also click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

The McLaren Senna GTR (42123) is one of the many LEGO Technic 2021 sets that will be revealed anytime soon, so stay tuned.

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR (42123)

830 pieces | $49.99 | To be available starting January 1st, 2021

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR

Looking for the ultimate gift for a child or teen who loves supercar toys? This LEGO® Technic™ McLaren Senna GTR™ (42123) is a great choice – and adult McLaren fans will love it too! Packed with authentic features inspired by the original track-focused supercar icon, this collectible model toy is sure to set pulses racing.

Realistic details and powerful functions
The McLaren Senna GTR is a car unlike any other. And this awesome LEGO Technic toy version is equally impressive. Check out the V8 engine with moving pistons, iconic dihedral doors that open, plus authentic graphics and colors, just like on the real car. Steer using the wheel, then put the model on display where it’s sure to draw many admiring glances.

Open up the world of engineering
LEGO Technic sets feature realistic movements and mechanisms that introduce LEGO builders to the universe of engineering in an approachable and realistic way.

  • A stunning build for supercar fans, the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren Senna GTR™ 42123 model building kit is packed with realistic details inspired by the iconic original.
  • Check out this supercar toy model’s authentic features, like the detailed V8 engine with moving pistons and dihedral doors that open ‘up and out’ in the unmistakable style of the real McLaren.
  • Enjoy steering the McLaren toy car using the wheel on top.
  • Looking for the best gift ideas for a motorsport fan or supercar lover? This set makes a great choice for kids aged 10 and up who’d love to build and display their own McLaren race car.
  • This awesome track-focused supercar toy model looks great on display and is sure to capture the imagination of any kid or adult with a passion for supercars, motorsport, and McLaren.
  • Model measures over 3 in. (9 cm) high, 12 in. (32 cm) long, and 4 in. (12 cm) wide.

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More LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021 Sets Introduced

In case you missed it, Marvel.com has just published more LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021 sets to watch out for in March 2021. Similar to the first wave of sets under this theme, these two additional sets also puts the spotlight on Tony Stark in a LEGO 4+ set, and our friendly neighborhood web-slinger in a larger, impressive set that will prove to be popular among LEGO Marvel fans.

The Iron Man vs Thanos (76170) set is a 4+ set that features an epic confrontation between Iron Man and the Mad Titan himself as they struggle to take hold of the Infinity Gauntlet. The much larger Spider-Man: Attack on the Spider Lair (76175) in contrast, comes in at 466 pieces including a set of collectible LEGO Spider-Man minifigures: a new-for-2021 Peter Parker, Iron Spider Armor, and Ultimate Spider-Man minifigures.

Check out the following images below and read on how Marvel describes these sets. They’re yet to appear over at LEGO Shop@Home so be sure to keep your radars open. I’ll provide you with updates and hopefully, better pictures once LEGO has uploaded more LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021 images on their website.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man vs. Thanos (76170)

103 pieces | $19.99

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Iron Man is locked in an epic battle with Thanos for the Infinity Gauntlet. Put the armored superhero into his high-speed jet and launch an attack on the evil supervillain. When Thanos tries to shoot it down with his powerful gun tower, strike back using the jet’s 2 shooting discs. The action gets even more exciting on land when Iron Man and Thanos increase their powers using the energy stand!

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Attack on the Spider Lair (76175)

466 pieces | $69.99

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Spider-Man is relaxing in his super-cool headquarters, playing video games, practicing his skateboard tricks, and shooting a few basketballs. But when Venom and Green Goblin force their way in, it’s time for battle! Will the amazing web-slinger catch the bad guys and lock them in his personal jail? With cool weapons, the Iron Spider Suit, and your superhero skills, he might just do it!

First LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021 Sets Officially Revealed

LEGO has rolled out its new line of LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021 sets, slated to be released in January next year. The reveal came via LEGO Shop@Home, where product listings for these new sets have already appeared online. If you recall, these sets, along with others, were said to comprise the first wave of LEGO offerings for the first half of 2021.

Featuring more mech-inspired builds, these series also consist of Marvel superhero and supervillain team-ups in a format that caters to budding LEGO 4+ fans. Check out the following official descriptions of these new LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021 sets along with their official product photos. You may also click on the following affiliate links below if you wish to add them to your 2021 LEGO wishlist.

Captain America Mech Armor (76168)

121 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021

Put super-sized superhero action into kids’ hands with LEGO® Marvel Avengers Captain America Mech Armor (76168). Featuring a Captain America minifigure and mech, it’s packed with cool features to encourage imaginative play.

A hands-on treat for young superheroes
The Captain America minifigure battles enemies with help from his indestructible shield. When extra size and strength are needed, kids can put him into the cockpit of the mighty mech. With movable arms and legs and a giant shield gripped tight in the mech’s powerful hands, budding Marvel Avengers can battle bad guys, relive favorite movie scenes and take on other mechs in the LEGO Marvel collection.

  • LEGO® Marvel Avengers Classic Captain America Mech Armor (76168) is a super-size, superhero treat. Scale up the action with this mighty, movable mech and minifigure.
  • Includes a Captain America minifigure and a buildable mech with a large shield that fits in its gripping hand, plus a smaller shield for the minifigure that also attaches to the mech’s leg.
  • Kids open the mech cockpit, place the Captain America minifigure inside, then save the world with the movable mech’s super-sized shield as they battle villains and relive favorite movie scenes.
  • A great birthday, holiday, or just-because gift for any young superhero aged 7 and up.
  • This robust building toy stands over 4 in. (12 cm) tall. Perfect for hands-on, imaginative play and ideal for display in any kid’s room when the day’s action is over.
Thor Mech Armor (76169)

139 pieces | $9.99

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021

Scale up the superhero action with LEGO® Marvel Avengers Classic Thor Mech Armor (76169). This super-sized, buildable, action toy features a Thor mech with movable limbs and a giant, detachable hammer.

A mega gift for Marvel fans
Kids use the Thor minifigure to take on enemies, with help from his mystical hammer, then supersize the mighty warrior by putting him in the cockpit of the giant mech. The mech has movable arms and legs and a giant hammer gripped tight in its powerful hands, so Marvel Avengers fans can use it to recreate favorite movie scenes and have epic battles with other mechs in their collection.

  • Supersize the superhero action with the mighty, LEGO® Marvel Avengers Classic Thor Mech Armor (76169) to give any budding superhero a hands-on treat.
  • Includes a Thor minifigure, a buildable mech with a large hammer that fits in its gripping hand, plus a smaller hammer for the minifigure that also attaches to the mech’s leg.
  • Kids can put the Thor minifigure into the mech’s opening cockpit, then use the movable mech and its super-sized hammer to role-play epic battles with a whole universe of bad guys.
  • A great birthday, holiday, or any-day treat for young superheroes aged 7 and up who love hands-on buildable action toys.
  • Standing over 4 in. (12 cm) tall, this durable, buildable mech inspires endless imaginative role play and, when the day’s battles are over, looks cool on display in a kid’s room.

 

Miles Morales Mech Armor (76171)

125 pieces | $9.99

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021

Any young superhero will love the LEGO® Spider-Man Miles Morales Mech Armor (76171). Featuring alternative Spider-Man Miles Morales and his buildable mech with extra-long electro-web, the hands-on imaginative play will never end.

Web-zapping Spider-Man mech adventures
This versatile superhero gift partners kids with Miles Morales – the Spider-Man with the electric-shock webs – for endless adventures battling supervillains and saving the world. Whenever more size and power is required, kids place the Miles Morales minifigure into the cockpit of his mighty mech. The movable mech’s super-sized electro-web is the perfect way for kids to zap villains as they relive favorite movie scenes and battle other mechs in their collection. For extra fun, the downloadable LEGO Building Instructions app includes digital Instructions PLUS, which allows kids to zoom, rotate, and visualize their playset as they build.

  • A hands-on treat for young superheroes, LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man Miles Morales Mech Armor (76171) scales up the superhero adventures with movable limbs and extra-long electro-web to zap the bad guys.
  • Includes a Miles Morales minifigure and buildable mech, a large web that fits in the hands of both the mech and the minifigure, plus smaller webs that attach to the mech’s legs and elsewhere.
  • When kids place the minifigure into the cockpit of the super-sized, movable mech, they can relive favorite movie scenes, create their own adventures, and battle other mechs in their collection.
  • An exciting and endlessly entertaining birthday, holiday, or just-because gift for budding superheroes aged 7 and up.
  • This durable building toy stands over 4 in. (12 cm) tall, making it perfect for hands-on role play. And, when the action stops, it looks super-cool on display in any kid’s room.

 

Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown (76172)

45 pieces | $9.99

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021

LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown (76172) is a super-fun, super-quality playset for budding superheroes. Designed especially for ages 4 and up, it encourages shared play and delivers developmental benefits.

The best start for growing minds
Surprise a young superhero with this LEGO 4+ set and introduce them to non-stop imaginative fun. A special Starter Brick chassis helps youngsters get started and discover the joy of constructing something “by myself”. The included simple guide to building and playing helps them (and their grown-up helpers) develop creative construction skills. For more building fun, the downloadable LEGO Building Instructions app includes digital Instructions PLUS, which allows kids to zoom, rotate, and visualize their playset as they build.

Fun for all the family
A LEGO 4+ playset is a treat for toddlers and parents alike. While adults pass on their construction skills, they share precious developmental milestones with their budding builder.

  • LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown (76172) is a superhero treat designed to develop the imagination, dexterity, and building confidence of youngsters aged 4 and up.
  • Includes Spider-Man and Sandman minifigures, a sturdy spider-buggy, a sand catapult for kids to shoot, and fun accessories from the superhero movies.
  • Kids (and their friends) help Spider-Man stop supervillain Sandman stirring up a sand tornado, then go on to recreate movie scenes and dream up endless superhero adventures of their own.
  • This LEGO® 4+ set is specially designed with a Starter Brick and simple building steps so youngsters aged 4 and up can learn to build and develop creative confidence as they go.
  • This family-playtime, superhero building toy measures over 1 in. (4 cm) high, 3 in. (9 cm) wide, and 2 in. (6 cm) deep, with pieces perfectly sized for small hands to pick up and place.

 

Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs Carnage (76173)

212 pieces | $19.99 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021

Let kids control a unique superhero clash involving 3 iconic Marvel characters, with LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage (76173).

Amazing, blazing Marvel megastars!
Young superheroes are in for non-stop, red-hot action and adventure when teenage web-slinger Spider-Man and supervillain Carnage come together with walking-inferno Ghost Rider and his flame-covered, 3-stud shooter supercharger-equipped car. This fun-packed playset will provide kids with endless excitement and entertainment as they build, playout, and display scenes with the thrilling trio. For extra creative fun, the downloadable LEGO Building Instructions app includes digital Instructions PLUS, which allows kids to zoom, rotate, and visualize their playset as they build.

  • LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage (76173) is a premium playset packed with imaginative play possibilities featuring 3 iconic characters from the Marvel Universe.
  • Includes Spider-Man, Carnage, and Ghost Rider minifigures. Ghost Rider’s robust, stylish car has a removable roof, removable flames, and a 3-stud-shooter supercharger peeking out of its hood.
  • The trio of classic Marvel characters, plus the amazing Ghost Rider car, provide kids with endless possibilities to build, play and display as they role-play endless, imaginative superhero adventures.
  • For ages 7 and up. This stand-out set is a perfect gift idea for a young superhero’s birthday, holiday, or special treat.
  • Ghost Rider’s car measures over 1 in. (5 cm) high, 7 in. (19 cm) long, and 2 in. (7 cm) wide and looks great on display in kids’ rooms.

 

Spider-Man’s Monster Truck vs Mysterio (76174)

439 pieces | $39.99

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2021

With 4 iconic Marvel characters and an awesome monster truck, LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man’s Monster Truck vs. Mysterio (76174) is a stand-out gift that will delight any young superhero.

A unique mix of superhero action
Kids who are into superheroes and super-vehicles will love this LEGO Marvel mega-set. With classic characters Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Doctor Octopus, and Mysterio, and featuring a big, tough monster truck with working suspension and a net launcher, plus 2 armed drones – the scene is set for imaginative adventures that never end. The fun continues even when the action stops, as kids put the cool scenes they’ve created on display in their room. For extra creative fun, the free LEGO Building Instructions app includes digital Instructions PLUS, which allows kids to zoom, rotate, and visualize as they build.

  • LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man’s Monster Truck vs. Mysterio (76174) brings together 4 favorite characters from the Spider-Man movies and an almighty monster truck for spectacular superhero action and adventures.
  • Includes Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, and Spider-Gwen minifigures, a monster truck with super-suspension and roof-top net launcher, plus 2 buildable drones, each with 2 shooters.
  • Kids can build, play, and create scenes with their supercool superhero action set to display in their room.
  • This perfect birthday, holiday, or just-because gift is bursting with imaginative play possibilities for any young superhero aged 8 and up.
  • Spider-Man’s monster truck measures over 4 in. (12 cm) high, 5 in. (15 cm) long, and 3 in. (9 cm) wide and is built to endure endless dangerous and daring adventures.

LEGO VIP Weekend Offering: the LEGO 2×4 Teal Brick (5006291)

Here’s another incentive for those who will be making their next LEGO purchase this weekend. The LEGO 2×4 Teal Brick (5006291) is another LEGO freebie that can be yours when you make your next qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $200 and more. You better be quick though, because similar to the seasonal LEGO VIP exclusive, the LEGO Charles Dickens Tribute (40410), the LEGO 2×4 Teal Brick will only be available from November 21 to 22, 2020, or while supplies last.

If you recall, this display set is very much the same as that of the Buildable Red Brick (5006085) which was offered to LEGO VIP members as a pre-Black Friday promo from last year. In fact, you can even recreate your own collection of buildable bricks using the instructions that we also shared in that post. There are some minor differences in terms of pieces between that of the Red Brick and the Teal Brick, but whatever is the case, you can surely tweak with these parts and see which is possible using pieces from your own LEGO collection.

Aside from these great freebies, LEGO purchases that you will make during the weekend both in-store in all LEGO brand stores, and online at LEGO Shop@Home, will also entitle you to double VIP points. Just be sure to sign up as a LEGO VIP member to enjoy these perks. We just have to wait and see if somehow these freebies will appear again during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale.

LEGO Chariot (5006293) To Be Offered as a Promotional Item for the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum

LEGO certainly has something in store for this year’s Black Friday event. And with the launch of the massive LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum (10276) on November 27, LEGO is gearing up a freebie for those who will get this set in the form of the exclusive LEGO Chariot (5006293).

The reveal came via the German online portal of LEGO Shop@Home which means that we can expect this set to appear in other regions anytime soon. The LEGO Chariot (5006293) comes in at 127 pieces and features a gladiator minifigure, the chariot itself, and two brick-built horses. Thanks to Lukas from the Stone Wars, we get to see a better image of this freebie. The box art for this set also follows the design of another earlier released promotional item in the form of Yoda’s Lightsaber (5006290) which was offered as a free item when you purchase the LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) earlier last month.

If you have plans of getting the Colesseum, then I guess this is a nice free item to receive as well. However, as Lukas pointed out, the elements that comprise this promotional is not entirely new. It should be noticed right away that the main selling point of the LEGO Chariot is its accompanying minifigure. But a closer look reveals that the minifigure’s printed torso is the same as that from the more recent version of LEGO Ninjago’s Cole, specifically from sets such as Zane’s Mino Creature (71719), Skull Sorcerer’s Dungeon (71722), and Fire Stone Mech (71720). There’s maybe a bit of redemption in the use of the silver helmet though since it seems that this particular silver piece was only offered in three sets in the past – under the earlier version of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (5378) in 2007, and from two now discontinued LEGO Knights Kingdom sets from 2006 and 2009. And for 550 bucks for the cost of the LEGO Colosseum, I really hope that LEGO could have added more value to the LEGO Chariot as well. Perhaps an exclusive minifigure in the likes of the gladiator minifigs found in LEGO CMF Series 5 and Series 17 could really be a motivation for getting the LEGO Colosseum. Or perhaps throwing in actual LEGO figures for the horses instead of brick-built ones, and adding more characters to make a complete scene fitting for a royal duel inside the ancient arena. Well, these are possibilities that I wish LEGO looked into considering the cost of this next LEGO investment.

In any case, I agree that serious LEGO adult fans will get the LEGO Colesseum for the sake of this exquisite set and not just for any of its attached promotional offers. But then again, it will not harm anyone if we just think of these possibilities.

So what do you think of the new promotional LEGO Chariot (5006293)? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.