Upcoming LEGO Train (40370) Set Celebrates the Theme’s 40th Anniversary

It is clear by now that LEGO loves to celebrate many of its milestones with sets that reflect a particular theme’s humble beginning. From LEGO 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) to the LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square (10255), these sets serve as a great reminder of how these themes have begun and endured even until today. And from the looks of it, another set will be offered by LEGO as a way of celebrating one of its early sets that were loved by many AFOLs even until today. The LEGO Train (40370) could be the next promotional set that you may want to watch out especially if you’re a fan of these types of commemorative builds.

According to Promobricks, the promotional LEGO Train (40370) set will be an anniversary set that marks the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Train theme. Frankly, I’m not sure why LEGO pegged 1980 as the birth of the theme since there has been a good number of train sets that were released already as early 1966. Anyhow, the LEGO Train (40370) set is a replica of the Push-Along Steam Engine (7810) from 1980 and comes with the very same train attendant minifigure. It also comes with a display base and a special 40th-anniversary tile. I’m not sure if this will be a sticker or a printed tile since its hard to see from this low resolution that is being shared over on Instagram. It will certainly be nice if LEGO will opt for a printed tile for this set like what it did with its past exclusive promotionals.

There are no further details except for this image, but you can expect that I will update this post once more information comes in about this commemorative set.

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LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) Officially Revealed

After some teaser via social media and a brief appearance at a signing event in Germany two weeks ago, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) has now been officially revealed and listed at LEGO Shop@Home. This next LEGO Ideas set came up on top during the LEGO Ideas 10th Year Anniversary Fan Vote where previous product ideas that garnered 10K fan support but never made it pass through the Review Stage, had another shot of being an official LEGO set.

The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) comes in at 864 pieces and will retail for $69.99 when it becomes available on February 1. Read on for its full product description.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)

864 pieces | $69.99

LEGO Ideas International Space Station

LEGO Ideas International Space Station LEGO Ideas International Space Station

Build and display this spectacular LEGO® Ideas 21321 ISS (International Space Station). Packed with authentic ISS details, including a posable Canadarm2 and 2 rotating joints that coincide with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, this 864-piece set is a wonderful gift idea for space enthusiasts, adult LEGO fans or any experienced builder. Beautiful centerpiece This awesome LEGO spaceship model comes with a display stand, a buildable mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts, plus 2 astronaut microfigures to create a striking centerpiece in any room. Illustrated instructions are included, plus a 148-page booklet with fascinating ISS facts and information about the LEGO fan who created this space model kit and its LEGO designer. Amazing ideas! The infinitely diverse array of LEGO Ideas sets are all created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. Inspired by real life, action heroes, iconic movies, popular TV series or totally original concepts, there is something to delightall ages.

  • Challenge your construction skills with this LEGO® Ideas ISS (21321) display model, featuring 2 rotating joints with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, posable Canadarm2 and other authentic details to discover as you build.
  • This ISS model comes with a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts to create a spectacular display and rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® projects.
  • Also includes a 148-page booklet featuring fascinating facts about the International Space Station, the spaceship model’s fan creator and LEGO® designer, and a celebration of the LEGO Ideas theme’s 10th anniversary.
  • A super treat for yourself, birthday present or holiday gift idea for space fans, adults aged 16+ or any experienced LEGO® builder, this 864-piece set offers hours of creative fun, whether built solo or with friends.
  • This ISS (International Space Station) toy building kit for adults, measuring over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (31cm) long and 19” (49cm) wide, makes a beautiful display model that will catch the eye of every passerby.

 

LEGO Fairground Minifigures Pack (40373) Revealed

After the successful release of 2019’s series of Minifigure Packs, we now have a new entry in the series that will add more value and accessories to that custom LEGO amusement park that you might be working on. Official images of the LEGO Fairground Minifigures Pack (40373) were seen online courtesy of Promobricks.

LEGO Fairground Minifigures Pack (40373)

Similar to last year’s releases, this upcoming fairground-themed minifig pack comes in at 51 pieces with four minifigures: a young girl and his dad visiting the fair, and two amusement park attendants. It also comes with a small shooting gallery build with targets, stud shooter and teddy bear prizes.

The LEGO Fairground Minifigures Pack (40373) is not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home as of posting but it is expected to retail for $12.99, same as its predecessors. There’s also an upcoming LEGO Ninjago Minifigure Pack (40374) that comes in 73 pieces and follows the one that was released last year. We don’t have good, clear images of this yet but based on Promobrick’s report, it will feature a golden Zane minifigure with three black minifigures, probably similar to the Oni Battlepack characters.

Be sure to stay tuned here on our blog site for more updates on this latest minifig pack.

LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck Achieves 10K Support

Following the first LEGO Ideas product idea to qualify for the First 2020 Review Stage, we now have another entry to garner 10K support from LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck by BrickinNick now shares the stage with Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane to become a possible set LEGO set later on.

LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck

The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck is based on Elon Musk’s vision of a ‘cyberpunk’ electric vehicle that is touted to have “better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car”. This brick rendition by BrickinNick attempts to replicate this vision by adding certain play features such as a working frunk (front trunk) or hood and tailgate functions similar to its real-life counterpart. He also upped the ante with this product idea by adding functional side doors, a mini-Tesla Cybertruck, Cyberquad, and a ramp.

Read on for the complete description of this product idea.

LEGO Ideas Cybertruck
“Better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car” – Tesla Motors
The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most polarizing vehicles ever. And it’s an all-electric one at that. As a long-time electric vehicle (EV) fan, I was excited for Tesla to be bringing out their own “Cyberpunk” inspired pickup truck. So much so, that I decided to build my own. Together, we can bring this crazy all-electric vehicle to LEGO fans all over the world!
About the build…
While it’s design may not be for everyone, many different elements and functions of the Cybertruck lend themselves well to an electrifying LEGO build. At this time, only the frunk (front trunk) and tailgate function. Opening passenger doors, a full interior, fold or slide-out ramp, opening charging ports, steering, suspension, the Tesla ATV, and more could all be integrated (and are being worked on for future project updates) making for an incredibly fun building experience. LEGO motorization could even turn this into a truly all-electric vehicle in brick form!
Dimensions: 35.6 cm L x 15.2 cm W x 12.7 cm H (14″ L x 6″ W x 5″ H)
Why will this make for a great LEGO set?
Tesla’s mission has always been to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This aligns with the LEGO Group’s goal of sustainability and leaving a positive impact on the planet. As of yet, EVs have only been marginally represented in the LEGO set catalog. The striking yet fun design of this LEGO Cybertruck would be an amazing way to get kids and adults alike excited about EVs and all the good they can do for our environment.

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Following the arrival of our first LEGO BrickHeadz seasonal set for 2020, the LEGO BrickHeadz Lucky Cat (40436) and Valentine’s Bear (40379) will now be joined by our next, blocky collectible set – the LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380).

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep

This next seasonal BrickHeadz set comes in at 192 pieces and will retail for $9.99 once it is made available on February 1. Here’s how LEGO describes this set, as it is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380)

192 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep

Looking for a unique gift for Easter Sunday 2020? Then check out this lovable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Easter Sheep (40380). With a colorful tulip growing at one side and 2 Easter eggs at the other, the super-cute sheep is using a paint pot and brush to color the eggs. No wonder there are paint splashes on its wool! Standing on a sturdy baseplate, the Easter Sheep is a fun, lasting gift idea for him, her, kids, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… at any time of year!

  • This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a cute sheep painting Easter eggs makes a perfect gift for Easter and looks adorable all year round.
  • A fun way to wish a friend or family member ‘Happy Easter’, this set is a suitable building toy for anyone aged 10 and up.
  • With 192 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this is a great buildable BrickHeadz™ sheep gift for kids, him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… anyone who deserves a fun start to their Easter!

The LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep is just one of the many BrickHeadz lined-up to be released this year, proof that the theme still has a strong fan base. Other than LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377), and Goofy and Pluto (40378), we can still expect 7 or more licensed BrickHeadz sets to be offered later this year including tie-in sets for the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru animated movie.

LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) First Images Released!

It’s confirmed – MCU’s spin-off film Black Widow now officially gets the LEGO treatment. Yahoo! has just revealed the LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) featuring what seems to be one of the key scenes that were shown early on its official teaser trailer. This latest MCU-inspired LEGO set is one of the many Black Widow tie-in merchandises that will roll-in the next months leading to the film’s release in May.

Black Widow's Helicopter Chase (76162)

The LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) set comes in at 271 pieces and features a newer minifig version of Black Widow, Yelena Belova, and Taskmaster. Perhaps what is most interesting about this minifigure lineup is the character of Taskmaster. He (or she?) comes with a minifig accessory that features a stealth slash sword that also acts as a shield.

The Taskmaster as seen in Disney Marvel’s Black Widow.

Black Widow's Helicopter Chase (76162)

As Yahoo reports, the Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) will have an early release in Target stores starting March 1, and at Disney Parks in April. It is yet to be seen if this is an exclusive release limited only to these stores and locations, but my best guess is that it will arrive later on at LEGO Shop@Home. We’re not sure also if this is the only set to be offered under this subtheme like what LEGO did with the Captain Marvel and Skrull Attack (76127). As a matter of fact, there’s seems to be no discernable formula on which particular film will get a LEGO tie-in set or two, so we just have to wait and see until Black Widow arrives on the big screen.

Here’s what Yahoo has to say about the Black Widow Helicopter Chase (76162).

Get airborne with a 271-piece Lego set recreating what’s sure to be one of the most explosive action set-pieces in Black Widow. Natasha and Yelena take the fight to Taskmaster aboard the villain’s personal chopper, tricked out with four stud shooters and twin rifles with deadly aim.
Available for $29.99 at Target on March 1 and at Disney Parks in April.

So what do you think about this new LEGO set? How much do you think this  LEGO set will be movie-accurate? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO VIP Rewards Center Offers The Chance to Win a LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure

Here’s another treat from LEGO, and it looks like the LEGO VIP Rewards Center got more interesting. Following a rather indefinite hiatus, the revamped LEGO VIP Rewards Center was now updated to include several highly-prized LEGO exclusives that you may have likewise missed. As reported by Allen from The Brick Fan, the Rewards Center has now added a sweepstake where VIP members can have the chance to win an uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure.

LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam
The exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam minifigure which was raffled away during San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will now be available as a reward item at the LEGO VIP Reward Center.

The mechanics are pretty simple. You use your LEGO VIP points to purchase raffle entries in order to join. Each raffle entry for this LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure will cost you 50 VIP points, while you are allowed to submit up to 15 entries to up your chances of winning.

Furthermore, this minifigure sweepstakes promo, according to the  LEGO Ambassador Network, will be a regular part of the LEGO VIP Rewards Center starting with the LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure. Other future minifigure raffles will include a signed Star Wars minifigure and an exclusive version of a Marvel character. Though I’m not really a fan of exclusive, event-specific LEGO releases, I just hope these future prizes will include never-before-seen minifigure characters from these franchises. Or it could be from their non-licensed repertoire like the return of Mr. Gold (71001) perhaps.

Other rewards to be added later on will also include a designer signed copy of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) worth $700 and signed copies of a new edition of the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary.

Here’s the news as it is from the LEGO Ambassador Network.

Reward Centre-specific items, we are looking to kick off our first Exclusive minifigure sweepstake in February with a 2012 San Diego Comic-Con “Shazam!” minifigure where people from the following countries are allowed to participate***. VIP Members can enter the competition by redeeming 50 VIP points (up to a maximum of 15 entries) with the winner being drawn at random (postcard entries applicable where local law dictates).

The Rewards team intend to operate these sweepstakes every month starting 10th February and running until 2nd March for Shazam! Upcoming minifigure sweepstakes will include a signed Star Wars minifigure and an exclusive version of a Marvel character.

With regards to other items upcoming on the Reward Centre (dates to be confirmed) are designer-signed Imperial Star Destroyer sets and designer-signed Star Wars Visual Dictionary copies.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Now Available!

LEGO and Manchester United fans can finally bring home the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) now that it is available both in-store and online. The best part of it is that as a LEGO VIP, you will be entitled to have the exclusive LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) minifigures as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) when you buy the Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set.

Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

It’s also great to know that this promo was eventually made available to all LEGO VIPs regardless of region, as I hope it to be when I first reported about it a couple of days ago. The LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) will be available to all LEGO VIP members from January 16 to 31 or until supplies last. Do us a favor and kindly click on the affiliate links if you wish to make your LEGO purchase today.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United fans will love building this big LEGO® set model of Old Trafford (10272) to show their allegiance to one of the world’s most famous football clubs. The building set for this LEGO football stadium provides a fun challenge to create a spectacular showpiece model. The ultimate Manchester United gift Manchester United fans can show off this Old Trafford replica at home or the office. New for February 2020, this LEGO® Creator sports set coincides with the stadium’s 110th anniversary. This building kit for adults features several evocative details including the players’ tunnel and the statue of the United Trinity. Bring to life your passions with advanced LEGO® sets! LEGO® Creator Expert advanced building sets allow adults to construct models based on some of their biggest passions, including cars, buildings and stadiums. Once the challenging and fun building experience is complete, these collector models from building bricks make an eye-catching display at home or the office.

UPDATE: LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) Official Information Released

UPDATE: LEGO Shop@Home has been updated once again and it turns out, the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) will not be a promotional, gift-with-purchase set like we initially thought. It will go on retail for $7.99 and will be available starting February 1. Read on for the set’s official description as published by LEGO.

LEGO Easter Bunny House(853990)

Celebrate Easter with this fun LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House (853990) construction kit for ages 6 and up. The egg-shaped house packaging doubles up as a festive decoration, and it comes with a to/from card, making it an ideal festive gift. Great for display and creative play, the set includes a buildable chicken house, featuring a removable tray to collect the chicken’s egg elements, scooter for the cute Easter Bunny minifigure to ride, plus a brick-built carrot and plants. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy a very happy Easter with this LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House, featuring a buildable chicken house, scooter and plants, an Easter Bunny minifigure and chicken figure for display and creative play.
  • This 57-piece building toy has egg-shaped house packaging which doubles up as a colorful, festive decoration. It comes with a to/from card to complete an ideal Easter gift for LEGO® fans aged 6 and up.
  • The chicken house measures more than 1” (4cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 1” (4cm) deep, a nice size to slip into a child’s backpack with other builds, minifigure and accessories, ready for play wherever they go.

LEGO servers have been updated once again, revealing another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set to watch out for some time this spring. It has been customary with LEGO to release a GWP set to mark the Easter celebration, and thankfully we now have our first look at what’s in store for this year. Check out these official images of the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) seasonal GWP set.

LEGO Easter Bunny (853990)

If you recall from two years ago, LEGO has released a similar promotional item in the form of the LEGO Easter Bunny Hut (5005249) which was released in  March, 2018. And it seems that the customed Easter Bunny Guy will have his female counterpart from the LEGO Easter Bunny (853990) set.

Other than the fact that the LEGO Easter Bunny Girl minifigure that comes with this latest GWP is the first of its kind, this deal freebie also comes with several LEGO pieces that are appealing. That scooter is definitely a nice give-away plus that chicken figure.

We don’t have the details nor the specifics yet on how we can avail of this promo, but we can bet that more info will most probably come at the on or before the end of this month especially when the February LEGO Store Calendar comes out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our first GWP set of the year which is the LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) which will be available from January 24 to February 9. Just be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home to update your cart with the necessary qualifying purchases.

Here Are Some 2020 LEGO Books to Watch Out For

It seems that we’re off to a good start on this side of the brick world. Other than having more than a hundred LEGO sets released at this first quarter of the year, there are also plenty of 2020 LEGO books to go around and watch out for. What’s nice about these books is that each of them comes with either an exclusive minifigure, or minibuilds that you will not find anywhere else, such as the upcoming LEGO Minifigure: A Visual History (New Edition) with its orange LEGO Classic Spaceman minifig.

In case you want to add this to your library of LEGO books, then go ahead and browse through this listing of 2020 LEGO books to watch out for. Please take note that most of these are available for pre-order so you may want to add them to your wishlist if you want to get them later on. Click on their respective links for more details.

LEGO Disney Princess Under the Sea and More!

$9.99 | Release Date: February 4, 2020 | Comes with an exclusive minibuild plus a Sebastian the Crab minifigure!

 

LEGO Ninjago Game Time

$9.99 | Release Date: April 21, 2020 | Comes with an exclusive LEGO Ninjago Jay minifigure.

 

LEGO Epic History

$19.99 | Release Date: May 12, 2020 | Comes with bricks to make four exclusive LEGO mini-builds: woolly mammoth, Parthenon, pagoda, and rocket launchpad.

 

LEGO Cute Ideas

$14.99 | Release Date: June 23, 2020 | Comes with the bricks you need to make an exclusive cute LEGO mini build.

 

LEGO Halloween Ideas

$14.99 | Release Date: August 4, 2020 | Comes with the bricks you need to make an exclusive mini model.

 

The LEGO Games Book – 50 Fun Challenges, Brainteasers, Puzzles, and Games

$19.99 | Release Date: September 1, 2020 | Includes all the LEGO bricks you need to complete at least 10 of the challenges in the book.

 

As far as I know, these next LEGO activity books from Ameet Publishing are still not listed for purchase. But you may still want to keep tabs with them once they are available.

LEGO City Moon Landing

Contain a comics packed with LEGO® humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and buildable astronaut minifigure.

 

LEGO Ninjago Into the Fire

Features story content based on the TV series; comics packed with LEGO® humor, and fun-filled activities and puzzles; a LEGO Ninjago Cole minifigure.

 

LEGO Ninjago Ninja Mission

This book contains a 3D pop-up play scene perfect for LEGO play; inspirational story starter; fold-out playmat; and LEGO Ninjago Lloyd and Garmadon minifigures. 

 

LEGO City Duke’s Mission

The book features a story inspired by the latest LEGO City Adventures TV series; comics packed with LEGO humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and a LEGO City Duke DeTain minifigure. 

 

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Night Patrol

The book features comics packed with LEGO humor; fun-filled activities and puzzles; and LEGO DC Comics Robin minifigure.