LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales Coming to Disney+ This October

StarWars.com has just announced the arrival of another LEGO animated special just in time for Halloween. Slated to stream via Disney+, the LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales comes in as a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of Star Wars given that uniquely funny LEGO twist.

LEGO is no stranger when it comes to animated specials, especially with the release of its seasonal holiday specials. And this time around, it’s nice to see that the LEGO Group and Lucasfilms are teaming up once again to offer another fun-filled animated film. As mentioned, the LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales is expected to start streaming via Disney+ this October. Read on for the full press release and a bit of a background on what to expect from its story. And just in case you missed it, LEGO has also released this year’s Halloween-inspired set in the form of the LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497). You may want to check it out as well.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR HAUNTED HAPPENINGS IN LEGO® STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES

TONY HALE AND CHRISTIAN SLATER JOIN RETURNING CAST FOR THE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, PREMIERING OCTOBER 1 EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+.   

Today, Disney+ debuted key art and announced the cast for LEGO® Star Wars Terrifying Tales, which premieres October 1 exclusively on the streaming service. The all-new animated special continues the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and the LEGO® Group and is a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of the Star Wars galaxy — just in time for Halloween.

After the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Poe Dameron and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt. The crime boss has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.

The voice cast includes Jake Green as Poe Dameron; Raphael Alejandro as Dean; Dana Snyder as Graballa the Hutt; Tony Hale as Vaneé; Christian Slater as Ren; Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine; and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as NI-L8. David Shayne serves as writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, and Jason Cosler are executive producers. LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales was produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.

LEGO Star Wars The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319) Now Available for Pre-Order

In case you missed it, LEGO Shop@Home has now made available for pre-order the LEGO Star Wars The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319). This set is included in the ever-growing collection of LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets, which we previously revealed as part of this year’s Summer 2021 LEGO Star Wars releases.

LEGO Star Wars The Armorer's Mandalorian Forge

The LEGO Star Wars The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319) clocks in at 258 pieces and retails for $30, with the option of pre-ordering it today at LEGO Shop@Home. It features the first-ever minifigure version of enigmatic The Armorer, together with the Mandalorian, and Paz Vizsla.

Read on for the set’s official product information. You may also click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to pre-order this now.

LEGO Star Wars The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319)

258 pieces | $29.99 | Pre-order this item today, it will ship from September 1, 2021

LEGO Star Wars The Armorer's Mandalorian Forge LEGO Star Wars The Armorer's Mandalorian Forge

Young fans can relive Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes and pretend to mold beskar armor with this detailed LEGO® brick model of The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319). It features a Mythosaur logo over the entrance, detachable forge with a rotating exhaust hood and melting pot, Holocron, cool machinery, storage cabinet, and assorted accessory elements including 3 beskar bars and a thermal detonator.

Awesome building toy
The set includes 3 new-for-September-2021 LEGO minifigures – The Mandalorian, Paz Vizsla, and The Armorer – with cool weapons and accessory elements including a special Mandalorian rifle and 2 jetpacks for extra creative play possibilities. Step-by-step instructions are included so even LEGO beginners can enjoy the building experience.

Fun gifts
The LEGO Group has been recreating starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars™ universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is now its most successful theme, offering a wide range of gift ideas to suit fans of all ages.

  • Fulfill a child’s passion for Star Wars: The Mandalorian and inspire them to construct and role-play their own stories with this detailed LEGO® brick model of The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319).
  • Includes 3 new-for-September-2021 LEGO® minifigures – The Mandalorian, Paz Vizsla, and The Armorer – with cool weapons and accessory elements, including 2 jetpacks, to inspire imaginative play.
  • Features a Mythosaur logo over the entrance, detachable forge with flame elements, rotating exhaust hood and melting pot, Holocron, machinery, table with a hidden compartment, and a storage cabinet.
  • The forge has lots of accessory elements for creative play, including an extra Mandalorian helmet, 3 beskar bars, a thermal detonator, and broom, plus forged weapons and a blaster.
  • Fun to build and play with solo or as a group activity, this building toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift, or surprise treat for creative kids and any Star Wars™ fan aged 8 and up.
  • The Mandalorian Forge measures over 3.5 in. (9 cm) high, 7 in. (18 cm) wide, and 6.5 in. (16 cm) deep and looks great displayed in a child’s bedroom between playtime adventures.

LEGO Star Wars The Armorer's Mandalorian Forge

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196) Officially Revealed

Following the official reveal of our very first MCU-inspired LEGO CMF (71031), LEGO’s Malaysian online store has been updated to now include the LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196) slated to be available later this year.

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

First revealed via LEGO’s Japanese online catalog, the LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196) is expected to retail for $40. And since it is already listed on LEGO’s servers, we can assume that this first Marvel-inspired Advent Calendar will also appear in LEGO’s US online shopping portal any time soon.

Based on its official images, we can likewise expect the following minifigures to included be included in the said LEGO Advent Calendar: Iron Man (in holiday sweaters), Spider-Man (with mug and churros), Nick Fury, Captain Marvel, Thanos, Thor (with red scarf), Black Widow (with a stick of marshmallow). The mini builds do not disappoint as well.  We have a miniaturized Quinjet, Helicarrier,  Hall of Armor, Avengers Tower, and an Infinity Gauntlet complete with all six Infinity Stones. For what it’s worth, this Advent Calendar is the best and most cost-effective way to have this iconic minifigure cosmic weapon, complete with all the stones.

Read on for the set’s complete and official product description. I’ll update this post once this Advent Calendar makes its appearance over at US LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196)

298 pieces | $39.99

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

Give any Marvel fan aged 7 and up a special super-hero Christmas treat with the LEGO® Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196).

A magical mix of Marvel Avengers gifts
Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors are daily gifts for kids to reveal throughout December’s buildup to Christmas. There are 7 minifigures – Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos, and Nick Fury – plus exciting items and amazing accessories from the Marvel Universe that kids will love: a Quinjet, Helicarrier, Spider-Man drone, Avengers Tower, and more. As the big day approaches, kids can mix up the gifts to create endless, exciting, super-hero adventures.

The creative play lasts all year
Kids can combine this cool collection of building toys with other LEGO Marvel playsets to inspire imaginative play possibilities that last all year long.

  • Give Marvel fans a special super-hero Christmas treat with the LEGO® Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196). Behind each of the 24 doors is a great gift to build, play with and display.
  • Includes 7 minifigures – Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos, and Nick Fury – plus exciting items and amazing accessories from the Marvel Universe that kids will love.
  • As the big day approaches, kids can combine the gifts to bring imaginative Marvel adventures to life.
  • With 24 days of surprises and imaginative fun that lasts all year long, this super cool advent calendar is the perfect pre-Christmas gift for any young superhero aged 7 and up.
  • The 24 gifts found within this special holiday calendar combine easily with all other LEGO® Marvel sets for endless creative building, imaginative play, and impressive displays.
  • Buildable play experiences include a Quinjet, Helicarrier, Spider-Man drone, and Avengers Tower.
  • Behind door 24 is an awesome surprise (clue: it’s one of the most powerful objects in the universe!).

LEGO Ideas Sailboat Adventure (40487) Now Up As A Gift-With-Purchase Set

Just in case you missed it, the August 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has been released, giving us a closer look at this month’s uber-exclusive gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Sailboat Adventure (40487).

If you recall, the Sailboat Adventure (40487) is the overall winner of the LEGO Ideas Build That Holiday contest from last year giving it the privilege of becoming the next fan-inspired promotional set following the likes of the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) and the still to be revealed LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard. Designed by LEGO fan builder Yan Chevalier (aka yc_solo over at LEGO Ideas), this LEGO Ideas GWP set clocks in at 330 pieces and will be yours for free once your single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $200 or more. I have to say that the set comes with a hefty price point, but considering how substantially large this is at more than 300 pieces, plus the figures that go with it, I guess it still has great value for money.

The LEGO Ideas Sailboat Adventure (40487) is available for an early release for LEGO VIPs from August 1 to 3, and general availability to all (while stocks last of course) from August 4 to 29.  Just in case you got yours already, be kind to share your general impressions of this set in the comments section below.

Here’s A Closer Look at the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031)

Now that LEGO has made it official, LEGO Marvel fans can now have a closer look at the latest LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) before they arrive in stores and online in September. Here are some close-up images of these 12 MCU characters in their LEGO minifigure forms. From what we can also read from the series’ official product description, it seems that LEGO has also revealed some of these characters’ official names especially those that will be featured in the upcoming Disney+ What If…? series. I’ll be referring to these official names in the list below.

I’ll try to keep my personal opinions at a minimum since I don’t want to make this sound like a lengthy review. But just to point out, and similar to what LEGO offered in the  LEGO DC Comics CMF (71026), each LEGO Marvel minifigure will also include the angled bar element for a more dynamic minifigure pose.

Frankly, I want to hear more about your personal thoughts on this new CMF series so feel free to drop in your comments below. You can also join in the discussion via our official Facebook page where I will share this article as well. Lastly, don’t forget to add this CMF to your wishlist over at LEGO Shop@Home if you wish to be reminded of its availability starting September 1, retailing for $5 per blind bag. So with that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series.

 

The Scarlet Witch

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

The Vision (aka White Vision)

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Monica Rambeau

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

The Winter Soldier

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Captain America

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Loki

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Sylvie

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

T’Challa Star-Lord

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Captain Carter

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Gamora

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Zombie Hunter Spidey

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

 

Zombie Captain America

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) Officially Revealed

After many teaser updates and rumors, LEGO has officially revealed its LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031). Scheduled to arrive in September, each collectible minifigure blind bag is expected to retail for $4.99.

Based on new MCU characters that were featured in recent and upcoming Disney+ series (WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?), this CMF series includes 12 Marvel superhero minifigs namely The Scarlet Witch, White Vision, Monica Rambeau, The Winter Soldier, Captain America, Loki, Sylvie, T’Challa Star-Lord, Captain Carter, Gamora with the Blade of Thanos, Zombie Hunter Spidey, and Zombie Captain America.

Obviously, LEGO is investing much of its tie-in sets in promoting these Disney+ series, and this time around, we have this particular CMF series to look forward to as well. Though I have to say that I do prefer the direction that LEGO took when it introduced its LEGO DC Comics CMF (71026) last year which is primarily based on their comic book counterparts. There is a lot of potential candidates coming from the source material in my opinion, and I am somewhat hoping that LEGO will still consider offering another set of LEGO Marvel CMF based on their comic book origins.

Whatever is the case, you may want to click on the LEGO Shop@Home affiliate link below if you wish to add the LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031) to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios Series (71031)

LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios LEGO Minifigures Marvel Studios

Exciting action and endless adventure await superhero fans and lovers of mischief in every bag! Each LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Studios (71031) collectible ‘mystery’ bag contains 1 of 12 cool, limited-edition character building toys.

Awesome lineup for play
Action lovers young and old can collect, display or add cool character minifigures into their current playsets from Marvel Studios Original series WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and What If…?, featuring The Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Monica Rambeau, Winter Soldier, Captain America, Loki, Sylvie, T’Challa Star-Lord, Captain Carter, Gamora with the Blade of Thanos, Zombie Hunter Spidey, and Zombie Captain America.

Collectible fun
Each of the finely crafted, highly detailed LEGO minifigures comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag with 1 or more accessory elements to add to the action and fun, plus a collector’s overview leaflet. Makes a great little gift that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

  • More incredible characters! Collect and display or boost endless play with these supercool LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Studios (71031) toy bags. An awesome treat for kids and fans of any age.
  • What’s in the bag? 1 of 12 unique, buildable minifigures to discover, plus 1 or more accessories. A perfect addition to any LEGO® collection to show off or inspire new play.
  • LEGO® Minifigures characters will appeal to any boy or girl aged 5 and up, sparking their imagination and helping them develop creativity and confidence through individual play or with friends.
  • These limited-edition, high-quality, buildable minifigure toys and accessories make an awesome extra gift or ‘just because’ treat that can add a little additional action to any currently owned set.
  • LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards to ensure they are consistent, compatible, and connect and pull apart reliably every time – it’s been that way since 1958.
  • LEGO® components are dropped, squashed, twisted, heated, bent, scratched, and stretched to make sure they meet stringent global safety standards.

Is LEGO Vidiyo Going on a Very Long Break?

There have been some rumors going around that The LEGO Group (TLG) may have finally considered pulling the plug on its recently introduced LEGO Vidiyo theme. Quite frankly, I find it rather difficult to believe considering that we only have two waves of sets released in the first half of this year. And to finally address these concerns, LEGO went out of its way to shed light on these rumors.

LEGO Vidiyo
The LEGO Vidiyo theme is basically new, and it’s quite hard to think that LEGO is contemplating canceling it at this early stage. 

Below is the company’s official statement on the matter. Which is, to be honest, speaking more like corporate speaking to its investors rather than to the faithful fans that supported the theme since day 1. Whatever is the case, TLG seems to say that LEGO Vidiyo sets will still be around and that we can still expect its existing line of products to be available in LEGO Stores and online. However, it is possible that we might not receive any new LEGO Vidiyo sets in 2022 since they will be doing a lot of pilot testing on new play features that include not just the sets but their integration with the Vidiyo app itself. If there is anything to expect, we can look forward to 2023 instead, where we hope to see a roll-out of its next wave of offerings. Whatever is the reason behind this corporate decision about LEGO Vidiyo, I just hope that LEGO will stay true to its promise of making the theme better and more appealing to younger LEGO fans. I guess only time can tell.

It looks like LEGO Vidiyo will be on a very long break…

Here’s the official word from LEGO if in case you want to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. And for the latest and currently available LEGO Vidiyo sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home. What do you think of this announcement from TLG? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

We wanted to provide you with an update regarding LEGO VIDIYO.

As you know, we launched LEGO VIDIYO in January to connect with children in a completely new way, blending music, digital play and LEGO building in a fun and unique way. The product tested extremely well during development and has received really positive feedback from those children and families who have played with it.

We’ve seen a positive response to the launch, but we’ve also received feedback from people that we could make the play experience across the app, BeatBits, music and minifigures even simpler. So, we’re taking that onboard and together with Universal Music Group are going to pilot some new ideas in 2022, then release new play experiences in 2023 and beyond.

LEGO VIDIYO is very much still available, the current products will continue to be sold in stores and marketed globally, and we’re continuing to support this fantastic play experience, including new updates and fun challenges to the app to inspire children’s creative music video making.

Thank you for your continued support of the LEGO brand, we hope for your understanding behind this decision.

LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498) Coming Soon Just in Time for the Holidays

Just recently, LEGO has revealed a wave of seasonal sets that we can expect this August. And on top of that, just in time for the holidays, we will also have the LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498).

To be precise, this set is not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home as of this writing. But the arrival of the LEGO Seasonal Penguin is confirmed by this year’s LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) box art. As far as I recall, this is the first time that LEGO has offered a seasonal set following this usual holiday symbol. The penguin was usually a staple of LEGO’s Monthly Mini Builds, and it’s great to see that a seasonal set has been designed that is focused entirely on this cute, arctic creature. The LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498) also seems to incorporate the same display stand as its seasonal predecessors, and most likely stands between 11-12 cm like that of the Halloween Owl.

We do not have further details as of today with regards to its piece count and availability, but the retail price is definitely expected to be $15 as well. This may likewise be the last seasonal set to be offered for this year following this theme and design.

If you’re a LEGO completionist and are looking forward to adding this set to your brick-built seasonal collection, then be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home. Or you can also bookmark our blog site to receive future updates with regards to this set.

Add Some Spooky Fun With the LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493)

Alongside this year’s LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) set, LEGO also introduces another spooky fun way to celebrate this year’s Halloween. The LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493) is a great way to add some fun to your Halloween decors, giving it that magical LEGO touch.

This pair of ornaments come in at 132 pieces and will retail for $10 when the set becomes available in August. It follows the same home decor concept as that from last year’s LEGO Seasonal Pumpkin & Bat Duo (854049). I practically love how the spider turned out, and I have to say that it is more on the cuter side of the spectrum rather than being horrific. The mini haunted house is also a great addition especially given its use of masonry bricks and teal-colored elements.

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LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493)

132 pieces | $9.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack

Celebrate Halloween with the LEGO® Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493). This seasonal playset features a cute spider with large eyes and poseable legs, plus a miniature haunted house with a window and cracked brickwork stickers. The easy-to-follow building guide makes building child’s play, and each model comes with a string for hanging with other Halloween decorations. A great little gift for kids aged 7 and up and family-building fun for LEGO fans of all ages.

  • This LEGO® Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493) includes a cute spider with poseable legs, and a miniature haunted house with a window and cracked-brickwork stickers, plus string for hanging each model.
  • Add a creative touch to Halloween with this 132-piece building set. A hair-raising treat for kids aged 7 and up and LEGO® fun for the whole family.
  • The buildable toy Spider stands over 2 in. (5 cm) high, while the haunted house measures over 2.5 in. (6 cm) high, 1.5 in. (4 cm) wide, and 1 in. (3 cm) deep.

LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) Coming in August, 2021

The LEGO online shopping portal has now listed our Halloween Seasonal set for this year. Following the likes of the LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462) and the Easter Bunny (40463), we now have the LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) coming in August.

Coming in at 228 pieces, the Halloween Owl (40497) is expected to retail for $15 once it is made available to the public starting August 1. Similar to its predecessors, this year’s series of seasonal sets seem to highlight the brick-built animals that represent the seasons and occasions. This is further suggested when you take a look at the back of the Halloween Owl’s box art where LEGO also gives us a glimpse of the upcoming LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498) set just in time for the holidays.

The LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) stands at around 11 cm tall, on top of a display stand and flanked by brick-built pumpkins and several flower elements. The Halloween Owl also features a display stand that can be rotated, a pair of adjustable eyes, and movable wings for adding some dynamic poses.

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LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497)

228 pieces | $14.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

LEGO® fans can enjoy Halloween with this fantastic owl toy building set. This cute bird with big eyes can rotate, and also move its wings while standing on a display base alongside 2 Halloween pumpkins and pretty autumn flowers.

  • Adorable LEGO® model of a Halloween Owl toy on a display platform with 2 Halloween pumpkins and autumn flowers.
  • Standing over 4.5 in. (11 cm) tall, the Halloween Owl display toy can rotate, and also move its wings.
  • The ideal gift for kids aged 8 and up who love fun toys and animals.