After the thrilling announcement of the LEGO Ideas 10 Years Anniversary Fan Vote where we see our little, blue brick alien making a comeback as a possible LEGO Ideas set, host Ali Plumb and LEGO Ideas Associate Engagament Manager Hasan Jensen, have just announced the next official LEGO Ideas set that will hit store shelves this year. If you’re a dino fan and would love to have your very own brick-built dino museum, then be sure to watch out for Jonathan Brunn’s (aka Mukkinn) LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils Skeletons.
Same as in previous reviews, we have a wildcard of a set so to speak in the form of Donny Chen’s (aka SleepyCow) spot-on, brick-built replica of a Playable LEGO Piano. This intricate model of a Grand Piano is still possible to become an official LEGO set, so let’s cross our fingers and see if it will eventually receive the thumbs up from the review board.
So what do you think of this choice for a new LEGO Ideas set? Do you think its a good call? Personally, I was hoping that the Food Stand Diners will make it to the cut since it would look great besides the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261) or together with the new People Pack – Fun Fair (60234) minifigure pack for that awesome fairground themed park. Anyways, still our heartfelt congratulations to Jonathan Brunn and for his excellent LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils Skeletons!
This is a great way to start the morning (coming from this side of my world, that is)! Just saw this on my Twitter feed where LEGO Ideas just recently opened another round of voting for previously chosen LEGO Ideas projects as part of their LEGO Ideas 10 Years Anniversary – Fan Vote. Since its debut in October 2016, Tyler’s LEGO Ideas Stitch product idea has caught my attention being a fan of Disney’s little blue alien. After actively campaigning for Lendy Tayag’s LEGO Ideas Voltron, I wouldn’t have second thoughts on seeing an official LEGO Ideas Stitch standing beside my prized brick robot. However, it seems that the LEGO Ideas may have shot down my brick dream when the design team opted for the The Flintstones and The Treehouse as the winning sets for the Second 2018 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. Imagine the agony of not seeing Stitch in all of his LEGO glory! Well truth be told, I somehow felt this coming not because that I don’t believe will turn out to be a great LEGO Ideas set, but because it might be potentially at odds with the contest platform’s product idea guidelines.
I guess my fears have been finally slayed when this time around, we can have another chance of seeing LEGO Ideas Stitch happen! Check out what the LEGO Ideas Review Team has to say.
Why the Special Review?
This all started as we reminisced on these past years, the product ideas that had been turned into official sets and all those that hadn’t. It led to the realization that we definitely wanted to celebrate those past product ideas that hadn’t made it, for one reason or another, even more and thereby to give them a second chance. All these thoughts kickstarted the special anniversary review, where we had to determine which product ideas still had the potential to become an official set based on our usual review criteria that encompasses aspects such as brand fit, build quality, feasibility, licensing possibilities, expected demand, current and future LEGO products and much more.
LEGO fans have until June 4 to vote which among these four can become an official LEGO Ideas set. The product idea that gets the most votes (cast through secret balloting) during the fan voting stage will qualify for the product development phase until we see it as an official LEGO product. What is great about this second chance is the fact that it is now entirely on the hands of the LEGO fan community to see which among these four entries will land on LEGO Store shelves.
If you desperately need to see that LEGO Ideas Stitch happen as much as I am, then let’s do Tyler a favor and head over to the LEGO Ideas page and cast your vote. If you do not have a LEGO Ideas account, then creating one is as easy as doing the Thanos Snap. Just have a valid email address ready, and then follow the on-screen instructions at the LEGO Ideas website, and please help us spread the word for LEGO Ideas Stitch by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Ohana!
By now the trail is pretty much clear. And after several teases on social media, it looks like LEGO has finally lifted the mystery surrounding its latest offering. Coming in at 2,287 pieces and retailing for $199.99 USD, we now have the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set inspired by the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Check out the following crystal clear images and official product description.
LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)
Ages 16+. 2,287 pieces US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK
The ultimate LEGO® Stranger Things model to build and collect!
Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO® Stranger Things toy – 75810 The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will’s bedroom, the living room and the dining room. The Upside Down version of the house, from an alternate dimension, features all the rooms from the real-world model but with a dark, vine-covered, dilapidated look that fans will instantly recognize from the series. With 8 Stranger Things figures, each with its own accessories, this playset makes a great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to build and display this model to show their passion for the series.
This LEGO® Stranger Things toy includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
The Byers’ house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will’s bedroom.
The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
Will’s bedroom plays a central role in the series, which this model faithfully replicates, including details like Will’s boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters.
The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element and a potted plant.
The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’.
The Upside Down set captures the look and feel from the Netflix original series, including creepy vines, dark coloring and a dilapidated look.
Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.
Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talkie, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise’, and Eleven’s waffle.
This Stranger Things collectible includes over 2,200 pieces and comes in 11 bags, so the real world and The Upside Down can be built at the same time for a shared building experience.
Measures over 12” (32cm) tall, 17” (44cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.
The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set will be available for an early release for LEGO VIP members on May 15, and at all LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1. The set measures 44.6 x 32.8 centimeters, and uses some interesting pieces and building techniques to replicate the rotting, deteriorating aspect of the Upside Down. The set also features a kind of flip action that lets you switch between the normal and Upside Down worlds. The reverse side of the set also underscores some of the most significant parts of the Byers home, including its famous Christmas lights and alphabet wall. I’m quite intrigued about the stability of this set, and on how this will manage to stand on its own. I’m also interested to see how the Demogorgon will fair in its LEGO minifig form. Word also has it that this will be the only licensed set under the Stranger Things theme, so it might be better for LEGO fans of the hit Netflix series to keep a close eye on this.
In case you don’t know yet, the cool builders behind Build Better Bricks also has their own custom brick-built version of the Byer’s House available in their site. Be sure to visit B3’s website to check out the building instructions for this custom set.
It looks like there are more reasons to celebrate the 4th of July for LEGO fans in the US. As we know by now, the LEGO BrickHeadz theme is still going strong this year, especially with the introduction of its new line of 2019 seasonal sets. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have our first look at some of the official images of the latest LEGO BrickHeadz Statue of Liberty (40367).
Unfortunately, there are some rumors going around that this latest set will also be a regional exclusive, only to be available in the US in time of the 4th of July celebrations. There’s hope though since we have recently seen how LEGO ruled in favor of LEGO fans with regards to the availability of certain regional exclusives. So there is still a chance for avid completionists outside of the US to have their own LEGO BrickHeadz Statue of Liberty (40367) set after 3 to 6 months. We just have to wait and see if LEGO will follow through on its promise.
Towards the end of January, LEGO has announced at the annual Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany that its next line of LEGO City themed sets will be a sort of trip back to memory lane with the launch (pun intended) of its new LEGO City Space subtheme, slated for release this summer. Now thanks to online Dutch toy retailer KelCha Toys, we now have our first look at our LEGO City Space Summer 2019 set images. I’m not really sure about the accuracy of the set’s titles and their respective product descriptions since they were roughly translated from Dutch courtesy of Google Translate. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting read that gives a glimpse of what we can expect from these LEGO City Space sets once they are made available sometime in June.
I know most of us AFOLs are fans of the classic LEGO Space theme, with LEGO some what reviving this classic line back in 2011 and 2015. So for those who were not able to get their hands on these previous sets 8 and 4 years ago respectively, now’s the good time to get these latest sets. As a final note, its nice of LEGO to include another People Pack together with these subtheme, which offers a lot of new pieces and elements.
Check out these images below.
Satellite Transport Mission (60224)
Surprise young space adventurers with a NASA-inspired set with a reconnaissance shuttle and a satellite. This exciting LEGO® City 60224 Satellite Transport Mission toy spacecraft consists of a shuttle with a mini-figure cockpit that can open and space in the back for the satellite, plus a satellite with folding solar panels, a suit for space walks with a gold-colored visor, a wrench and a miniature figure of an astronaut.
Test Drive Rover (60225)
Surprise young space adventurers with a rover set inspired by NASA. This fun LEGO® City 60225 Test Drive Rover children’s toy consists of a robber with a removable cockpit, an articulated gripping arm that is new for June 2019 and a removable solar panel generator. This space toy for children also contains 2 geodes that are new from June 2019, a laptop, a video camera, a remote control, a rock drill and a helmet with visor. Give LEGO builders a great building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. With the user-friendly, intuitive building instructions, they can zoom in on their creation during construction and rotate and visualize it using a special translucent mode. Instructions PLUS is also very suitable for younger builders: it guides them through the building process and thus increases their sense of independence and their self-confidence. This amazing space building set for children includes 2 minifigures.
Mars Research Shuttle (60226)
Surprise young space adventurers with a NASA-inspired toy set with a research shuttle and a rover. This cool LEGO® City 60226 Mars research shuttle play set consists of a toy space shuttle with a cockpit that can open, a cargo area with 2 doors that can open and space for the storage drone, a robber with an articulated gripper that is new for June 2019, a laser and tilting solar panels, a storage drone with a compartment that can be opened and a helidrone with a rotating rotor and a scanner, plus a Mars landscape with a secret symbol. Give LEGO builders a great building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. With the user-friendly, intuitive building instructions can be zoomed in on their creation as they are being built and rotated and visualized using a special translucent mode. Instructions PLUS is also very suitable for younger builders: it guides them through the building process and thus increases their sense of independence and their self-confidence. This exciting research toy set includes 2 mini figures of astronauts.
Moon Base (60227)
The LEGO® City Space Agency needs you! Come and discover the astronauts and their team with the modular Space Station on the moon toy set and prepare for explorations and research on geodes. After work, relax in front of the TV with a piece of pizza and then do exercises on the treadmill or go to sleep in an anti-gravity bed. Then put on your astronaut suit and go into space in the space shuttle to bring the geodes back to earth. Pssst … Did you know that this play set is based on real NASA missions? Cool right?!
Space Research Rocket Control Center (60228)
Surprise young space adventurers with a rocket launch toy set inspired by NASA. This fantastic LEGO® City 60228 space rocket and flight toys for children consists of a modular multi-stage rocket with modules for the cockpit, booster and payload storage, plus a monorail that stops at the rocket, a research area with training facility for picking up geodes and a tower for flight control. In addition, the set includes a launch platform with arms on the tower that can be opened, a rover with an articulated gripping arm that is new from June 2019 and a launch platform tower with removable window section, a fold-out function and a countdown function. Children can also use a mobile device as a screen for interactive play possibilities with the City Explorers app. Give LEGO builders a great building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. With the user-friendly, intuitive building instructions, they can zoom in on their creation during construction and rotate and visualize it using a special translucent mode. Instructions PLUS is also very suitable for younger builders: it guides them through the building process and thus increases their sense of independence and their self-confidence. This children’s toy includes 6 mini figures and a robot figure with scanner. Instructions PLUS is also very suitable for younger builders: it guides them through the building process and thus increases their sense of independence and their self-confidence. This children’s toy includes 6 mini figures and a robot figure with scanner. Instructions PLUS is also very suitable for younger builders: it guides them through the building process and thus increases their sense of independence and their self-confidence. This children’s toy includes 6 mini figures and a robot figure with scanner.
People Pack – Space Research and Development (60230)
The LEGO® City Space Agency needs you! Join the team that makes this exciting LEGO mission to the planet Mars a success. Get swept around on the G-force astronaut training device. Assist the scientists in their research, test the rocket engine or take a test flight with the drone before it is loaded onto the rocket, while the astronauts joke with the reporter during an interview. Pssst … Did you know that this play set is based on real NASA missions? Cool right?!
T.S. Eliot once said in The Waste Land, that April might as well be the cruelest month, and this has been proven true for the people of France, and the rest of the world. On April 15, 2019 the revered Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris suffered a gruelling 15-hour fire, setting a blaze not just the centuries-old structure but also destroying timeless pieces of religious arts and relics contained in its sacred halls. Needless to say, the French government was quick to take action with President Emmanuel Marcon launching a fundraising campaign which has now reached a staggering 1 billion USD and still counting. Adult fans of LEGO has also pledged their own share of support, rallying together online, asking The LEGO Group to launch an official LEGO set commemorating the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Though we may never see LEGO come up with an official set that is dedicated to a religious structure, there’s a way we can express our support in this mammoth restoration project, while immortalizing this structure in LEGO bricks at the same time.
The Brick Show Shop is joining bricks with MinifigFX and Build Better Bricks to help us show our support in the restoration of this historic cathedral. Coming in at 172 pieces, ordering this limited-edition Notre-Dame Cathedral build is one way of showing our support in its restoration. For every set ordered from The Brick Show Shop (retailing for $30), $20 of the proceeds will be sent to The Friends of Notre-Dame public charity. Please do take note that only 100 sets will be made, and pre-orders are now accepted. Check out the set details below.
CUSTOM LEGO MINI NOTRE DAME DE PARIS [PRE-ORDER]
Build the Notre-Dame de Paris and help in the restoration of the Cathedral.
Taking pre-orders now! Will begin shipping in Mid-May.
The master builder at Build Better Bricks and The Brick Show Shop have teamed up to bring you a special limited edition opportunity to own a custom LEGO miniature Notre-Dame Cathedral.
100% of our profits will be donated to the Friends of Notre-Dame to aid in the restoration of the Cathedral. Only 100 sets will be made available.
172 brand new 100% authentic LEGO parts.
Custom printed Notre-Dame de Paris tile and three printed window 2×2 round tiles. Custom printing donated by MinifigFX.
High quality printed instructions.
$20 per set will be donated.
$15 per set is part/packaging cost.
The Brick Show Shop will be donating $5 of their part cost to the Friends of Notre-Dame.
Nobody will be paid for assembling the kits (donated time).
The annual fan event Star Wars Celebration 2019 has now come to a close, and among the LEGO exclusives that Star Wars and LEGO fans have closely followed and excited to have their hands on was the Target store exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227). Since it’s reveal last month just in time for SWC 2019, it seems that US Target stores weren’t initially prepared for the wave of LEGO Star Wars fans eager to have this exclusive.
For fans that were not fortunate enough to get their own set, LEGO was kind enough to release their building instructions for this Sith Lord tribute. And this time around, for those who are still yet to add this exclusive to their collection, you’ll be pleased to know that Target’s online portal still have them available online as of this posting for Target REDcard holders.
Just check back with Target every now and then if in case stocks run out again. And in case you’re interested in having other brick-built Star Wars busts added to your collection, then you may want to visit Build Better Bricks to check out their premium collection of building instructions to create other Star Wars iconic characters such as Yoda, Luke Skywalker and more. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227).
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227)
(LEGO Star Wars exclusive for Target REDcard holders in the US)
New LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust
Incredible dome and faceplate details
Helmet adorned with raised ridges and studs
Great addition to any LEGO Star Wars collection
Turn to the Dark Side with the LEGO Star Wars 75227 Darth Vader Bust! This exclusive Star Wars Celebration building set features incredible dome and faceplate details, including a brick-built respirator encased in iconic black armor. Vader’s helmet is adorned with raised ridges and studs, which adds to the dramatic effect, and the instantly recognizable Dark Lord of the Sith will always strike fear in his enemies.
Number of Pieces: 327
Dimensions (Overall): 10.32 inches (L) x 2.32 inches (W) x 11.1 inches (H)
It’s an understatement to say that there has been a lot going on at Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago. With the reveal of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker (now with a mind-boggling 17 million views in just 24 hours), LEGO has also fan the flame for LEGO Star Wars enthusiasts with its own teaser of its May the 4th LEGO offering. I previously reported that this year’s LEGO Star Wars May the 4th offering will be a throw back to one of the franchise’s most iconic ships, introduced in the very first Star Wars film. This time around, LEGO has now officially revealed the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244), and is now listed at shop.LEGO.com to be made available starting – as you may have known already – on May 4.
This year mark several milestones for LEGO Star Wars fans, with the first LEGO licensed theme celebrating its 20th year. And what better way to celebrate and mark the occasion then through a remake of one of the very first Star Wars ship that we saw on the big screen. To be exact, this is not the first time that the Rebel ship Tantive IV was given the LEGO treatment when the company released an official brick-built version back in 2009. Now after a decade since its first iteration, fans who are looking forward for the return of the iconic Rebel ship now has a chance to bag this impressive LEGO set starting on May the 4th. Though attendees of this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago had the opportunity of being the first owners of this highly anticipated set, the rest of us will just have to wait a few more weeks before we can have our hands on it.
For the meantime, let’s check out these official images of the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) together with its product description. Remember to visit your nearest LEGO Store, or keep tabs with LEGO Shop@Home on May 4 to bag your very own set.
LEGO Star War Tantive IV (75244)
Ages 12+. 1768 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €219.99 – DK 1799DKK *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Own an iconic Rebel blockade runner—Tantive IV!
Build, play and display a legendary Star WarsTM starship! This LEGO® Star Wars 75244 interpretation of Tantive IV, seen fleeing from an Imperial Star Destroyer in the opening moments of Star Wars: A New Hope, faithfully recreates all of the Rebel cruiser’s signature details, including an elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets, cargo hold and 11 massive engines at the back. Remove the hull plating of this fantastic LEGO Star Wars vehicle to reveal a detailed 2-minifigure cockpit, conference area with table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats. The radar dish also doubles as a convenient carry handle, which makes it perfect for flying around the room. When the mission is over, this amazing kids’ buildable toy also makes a great centerpiece for any LEGO Star Wars collection. The set also includes 5 minifigures and an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.
Includes 5 LEGO® Star WarsTM minifigures: Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO and a Rebel Fleet Trooper, plus an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.
Tantive IV LEGO® Star WarsTM construction toy features a radar that doubles as a carry handle, 2 detachable escape pods with space for a minifigure inside, opening cargo hold and removable cargo box, opening 2- minifigure cockpit, rotating and elevating stud-shooting turrets on top and 2 spring-loaded shooters underneath. The top hull detaches to reveal a detailed interior including a conference table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats for the minifigures.
Weapons include a blaster pistol and 3 blasters.
Also includes a pair of electrobinoculars.
Captain Antilles minifigure is an updated version from 2009, while Princess Leia’s skirt and Bail Organa are new for April 2019.
This highly detailed building toy construction set includes over 1,750 pieces.
Recreate amazing moments from the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope or play out your own exciting adventures!
LEGO® Star WarsTM starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 24” (62cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.
While Star Wars fans are gearing up for the grandest fan event in the galaxy with Star Wars Celebration 2019, LEGO as it seems will not miss this opportunity to launch its newest LEGO Star Wars set. Similar to the release of 2017’s mammoth sized LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), LEGO is slated to release a special set that takes its cue from one of the first rebel ships that appeared in the film franchise. A redesigned set from 2009, the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) has now been revealed, with the first image of its box art now making its round over the internet and said to be released just in time for the May the 4th fan fare.
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There is no official announcement from LEGO as of this posting, but from what we can surmise, the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) will come in 1,768 pieces and comes with new minifigures of Leia and Bail Organa, Captain Antilles, a Rebel Trooper, C-3PO and R2-D2. It is expected to retail for $199.99 USD. Though it is not expected to be a sort of UCS or a Master Builder set as shared by Promobricks, but is a good catch otherwise considering that the last time this iconic ship was given the LEGO treatment was 10 years ago.
Considering that Star Wars Celebration 2019 is now in full swing, we can probably expect more news about its release anytime soon. So what do you think about this new LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV set? Is it a good choice of a set for May the 4th? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Well, this really made my day. In its official Facebook page, LEGO greeted us with a very welcome surprise, and officially announcing its next wave of collectible minifigures. It has been teased since early this January with the release of the 2019 LEGO Catalog, particularly along side with the LEGO Movie 2 CMF. The LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigures, featuring timeless, classic characters and newer ones. LEGO’s selection for this wave doesn’t disappoint because some of these minifigure offerings complement the ones that were released before in LEGO Disney CMF Series 1 (71012) – such as Princess Jasmin and Jaafar; and Edna Mode and Frozone. I am personally looking forward for the Ducktales and the Nightmare Before Christmas minifigs.
Check out these official images of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) slated to be released in May. Let me know in the comments below which one is your most favorite.