LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006746) VIP Gift Now Available

LEGO VIP members are in for a treat starting this week. Because as mentioned in the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, from June 21 to 30, 2021, LEGO VIP members in the US can now get the LEGO Swing Ship Ride (50067546) as their next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set.

Every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO sets or products worth $85 during the promo period, will entitle you to this nice Children’s Day giveaway. The set clocks in at 152 pieces with a retail value of $13, and features a movable swing ship on what seems to be an 8×8 base. It also comes with a 2×4 tile with a message, Happy Children’s Day 2021. I’m not quite sure if the tile is printed, but it will be nice if LEGO can throw in an exclusively printed piece.

If you also noticed, the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has initially shown that the tile piece mentions a LEG GODT 2021 message (which means Play Well in Danish). Frankly, I prefer this particular version since it captures the essence of what it means to play with LEGO bricks. In any case, I guess that there might be regional variations with regards to this LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006746) GWP considering that Children’s Day in the US is usually celebrated in June.

Whatever message it carries, the Swing Ship Ride is still a great freebie to have this month. Feel free to share in the comments below your first impression of this set, especially if you already received yours.

Heads Up! LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage Results Coming Soon

The LEGO Ideas blog has given us a pretty exciting update. Because we might as well count the hours before the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage results are finally rolled out. The reveal is scheduled for June 22, 2021, at 3PM CEST.

If you recall at the start of this year, the LEGO Ideas platform kicked off 2021 with 25 qualifiers that managed to enter the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage. And now after six months of careful consideration, the results of these careful deliberations are ready to be announced in public.

To make the announcement even more exciting, the LEGO Ideas Team is also giving away a LEGO Ideas FRIENDS Central Perk (21319) set signed by its fan designer  Aymeric Fievet. You simply need to comment and share on the LEGO Ideas blog site on what product idea do you think will have the honor of being the next official LEGO Ideas set. One random winner will then be selected from those who guessed correctly. The deadline for sending in your comments will also be on June 22, 3PM CEST right before the program starts.

In case you missed it, here are the 25 qualifiers that made it to the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage. Click on their respective links to know more.

1. Boeing 737 Passenger Plane

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

2. Colosseum (Architecture Style)

3. Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

4. Brick Town Police Station

5. Bag End

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

6. Red Dwarf Starbug LEGO Idea

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender – YIP YIP!

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

8. Classic Castle

9. Open MRI

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

10. Motorized Lighthouse

11. Avatar: The Illuminated World of Pandora

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

12. Spirited Away

13. Jumanji of 1995

Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

14 The Little Venice

15. Auto Union Type C Racecar

16. Automated Garbage Truck

17. TX Master Games

18. Milwaukee Art Museum

19. The Car Wash

20. Wallace & Gromit

21. Among Us: The Skeld

22. Roman Warship

23. The Addams Family Mystery Mansion

24. GMC – Blue Chip 100 [1957]

25. Viking Village

LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars (40486) Spotted

After officially revealing the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstars (10282) brick-built trainer, it looks like LEGO is planning to offer a miniature version of this display set. Its much smaller counterpart, the LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars (40486), has been spotted in the wild and is expected to be offered alongside its larger cousin.

Image courtesy of the Brickfinder.
Image courtesy of the Brickfinder.

Shared by Brickfinder, this particular LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars set was believed to be spotted in South Korea as shared by a fellow eagle-eyed LEGO fan. Details are scant regarding its availability in other regions but after seeing it teased by LEGO via the designer video for set 10282, then we can be confident that it might be available worldwide as well. I’m inclined to believe that LEGO has plans of offering it as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) set to accompany the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstars (10282) on its launch date in July 1, 2021.

LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars

I personally like how this mini-version turned out, starting from its box art and to the brick-built mini-shoe and minifigure. If you will look closely at the minifigure via the designer video, you might notice the sticker outline on its 2×4 shoebox costume. I have to say that it is way better if LEGO opted for a printed version of this. It’s nice to see this little guy along with other collectible minifigure characters such as the Brick Suit Girl and Brick Suit Guy from LEGO CMF Series 18 (71021). But I guess we just have to wait and see until next month to get a closer look.

In case you missed it, head over to LEGO Shop@Home to know more about the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstars (10282). Special thanks once again to the Brickfinder for sharing these images.

WATCH: LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) Designer Video

After officially revealing its brick-built trainer and display set, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video for the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282). LEGO Designer Florian Müller gives us a walkthrough of how this iconic pop-culture symbol was translated into life-like, LEGO bricks. Watch the video below.

Love it or hate it (I know some LEGO fans are not that pleased with LEGO’s choice of product offerings lately), it cannot be denied that from an aesthetic standpoint, the design of the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) is on a class of its own. And like the recently released LEGO Ideas Typewriter, this particular true-to-life set is designed with realism in mind. Built at a comparable US size of 7 1/2, the complete build features the shoe’s iconic shape and classic stripes, all combined to give that organic shape and feel. Florian and the other LEGO designers working on this model even went a step further by packaging this set in one unique box art that even mimics an actual shoe box.

The decorative elements such as the Adidas logo and Superstar brand are all accurately printed as well. Inquisitive LEGO builders may also find it interesting to discover that this set also introduces a new 5×5 dome element that may come in pretty handy in creating those smooth edges and corners.

Finally, and I guess you may have noticed it already while watching the video, LEGO seems to be teasing on an upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of this miniature LEGO Adidas Superstar. Word has it that this little replica and minifigure might be a GWP that will be offered as part of an incentive of purchasing the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) next month. I’ll talk more about it in my next post.

For now, in case you are interested to get this 18+ set, be sure to check out its corresponding product page over at LEGO Shop@Home. It is slated to arrive on store shelves and be available for purchase online starting July 1st. It clocks in at 731 pieces and will retail for $80.

LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391) Makes an Appearance

Third-party retailers are at it again with its unintended LEGO spills and leaks, and this time around Amazon Australia has given us a pretty good first look at a new and massive LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391).

LEGO Super Mario Bowser's Airship

This latest addition to the Nintendo-inspired theme seems to join the rest of the LEGO Super Mario summer 2021 sets, including its recently revealed Character Pack Series 3 (71394). Based on the following images and like other expansion sets before it, this LEGO version of Bowser’s Airship will also include play features that allow it to be connected to either the Mario or Luigi Starter Sets. The build itself has an expandable stern and bow, which is pretty cool actually. The set is based on Bowser’s flying fortress and includes brick-built versions of Rocky Wrench, Pirate Goomba, and Yoshi’s arch-enemy, the iconic Kamek the Magikoopa.

Clocked at 1,152 pieces, this next LEGO offering will retail at around $100 once it is available for retail on August 1, 2021. I will update this post once more information comes in or once it is listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

UPDATE: As of this posting, the product listing for the LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship has been removed from Amazon’s Australian shopping portal. It definitely looks like someone was way too excited to reveal this set.    

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Now Available for Early VIP Release

Just a quick heads-up: for those of who you are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), then you’ll be glad to know that the set is now available for early VIP release starting today, June 16th.

Coming in at 2,079 pieces, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter retails for $200 and is the brainchild of LEGO fan builder, LEGO Ideas 10K member, and former LEGO Masters UK 2017 champion Steve Guinness. The set itself was also inspired by a bit of LEGO history since The LEGO Group’s founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen is fond of using his sand green Erika-10 typewriter back in the day.

If you’re looking forward to having this set then be sure to click the following affiliate link below. Happy building!

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99

Unplug from your digital life and recall simpler times as you build a LEGO® Ideas model of an old-fashioned typewriter (21327). The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and it moves and sounds just like the real thing. The brick-built center typebar rises each time a letter key is pressed and is linked to the carriage that moves across as you type. There is also a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.

Created by a LEGO fan for fans
Created by a LEGO fan and voted for by LEGO fans, this detailed typewriter model comes with a letter written by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, a member of the fourth generation of the LEGO Group’s owner family – slot his letter into the typewriter to complete a delightful display piece.

Top gift
Part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for adults, this model comes with clear instructions and makes the best gift for yourself, LEGO fans, writers, and lovers of all things retro.

  • Spark nostalgic feelings and the curiosity of younger fans who have never seen a typewriter before with this LEGO® Ideas build-and-display model (21327) that moves and sounds like the real thing.
  • Features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to a carriage that moves across as you type, plus a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.
  • The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
  • Includes a booklet with 43 language versions of a letter written and signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen of the LEGO Group’s owner family. Choose your language and put the letter on the typewriter.
  • Great for spending quality time alone or with the family, this nostalgic, collectible model makes a unique birthday or holiday gift for yourself, LEGO® fans, writers, and lovers of all things retro.
  • The typewriter model measures over 4.5 in. (11 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 10.5 in. (26 cm) deep and is a delightful display piece to photograph and share pictures of with friends.

More Details on the Rumored LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031)

After confirming the arrival of the next CMF series via LEGO’s online product catalog, more information is starting to come in prior to its arrival in September. As I’ve also mentioned before, this next Collectible Minifigure series will most likely tie in with the latest MCU-inspired Disney+ series, all brought together in the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031).

As reported by Promobricks, the latest word on brick street is that these minifigures will directly refer to the Disney+ MCU series that are currently available on the streaming platform, and one that is scheduled to arrive in August. So heads up if you haven’t seen some of these series yet and wish to avoid any heavy spoilers.

According to sources, these are what to expect from the LEGO CMF Series 71031. Remember that all of these minifigs are said to be based on MCU characters, in contrast to what LEGO offered last year with the LEGO DC Comics CMF (71026). This upcoming series will also include the popular “action element” – a relatively new angled bar that allows for a wide range of dynamic posing for these minifigures

        • Scarlet Witch
        • White Vision
        • Agatha Harkness (in her purple, witch form)
        • Captain America Sam Wilson (with shield and new wings)
        • Bucky Barnes (with new printed arm and knife)
        • Loki (in a trench coat with printed VARIANT at the back)
        • Throg (with a red cape and Frogjolnir)
        • Lady Loki
        • Captain Britain Peggy Carter (with shield and Tessaract)
        • Zombie Captain America
        • Star-Lord T’Challa (with a pair of blasters)
        • Spider-Man Steve Rogers (with new printing and cape)
        • Gamora (inspired by Thanos and wields a double blade similar to what the Mad Titan used)

I do not want to assume at this point that we are seeing the complete list here since we only have 13 characters as of now, and I feel that there might still be some other characters that are going to be included. Last year’s DC Comics CMF for example offered 16 minifigures, so we can somewhat expect that the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031) will follow in the same direction.

So what do you think about this list? Are we to see more MCU characters added to this series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) Officially Revealed!

After giving us a teaser of its next LEGO 18+ set, LEGO has finally unboxed (no pun intended) its brick-built rendition of one of the coolest and iconic footwear of all time. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282), with a release date of July 1, 2021.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

The LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) highlights the shoes’ traditional shell toe type, customizable design, and even includes a new textile element in the form of a LEGO shoelace. The level of realism that this display set offers is just stunning. From its beautiful box art that doubles as a shoebox as well (both its box and the set itself actually looks good together on display in my opinion), down to its printed tiles featuring the Adidas and Superstar logo, everything feels organic and realistic. The entire brick-built shoe even measures 10.5 inches in length, roughly equivalent to a US size of 7 1/2. The obvious downside is (aside from the fact that you can’t wear it, lol) you’ll only get one shoe right off the box, and you will need to purchase another one if you need to build a pair of this classic footwear. If you wish to have an in-depth look at what this new 18+ set has to offer, I suggest that you watch Tiago Catarino’s excellent review.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

Coming in at 731 pieces, the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) will retail for $80 once it is available beginning July 1. Check out the complete product description below, and you may also add this to your LEGO wishlist by clicking on the following affiliate link. What do you think about this new set? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282)

731 pieces | $79.99 | Available starting July 1, 2021  

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

Add a surprising new addition to your sneaker collection with this LEGO® Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) model. In this never-seen-before LEGO offering, you’ll be recreating the iconic sneaker from LEGO elements to make a collectible display piece that’s sure to spark conversations.

Authentic Superstar details
Just like the real thing, this LEGO version includes the iconic Adidas Originals Superstar sneaker graphics, shell toe shape, trefoil logo, and serrated 3 stripes mark. Right shoe or left shoe? You decide! This set includes 17 extra LEGO elements so you can choose to build either the right-foot or left-foot sneaker. For extra realism, it even has shoelaces and comes in an authentic shoe box.

A building project for you
This set is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults. With a display stand and plaque, this model will be appreciated by anyone who loves Adidas and streetwear collectibles, as well as adult LEGO builders.

  • Build and display one of the world’s most iconic sneakers with the LEGO® Adidas Originals Superstar 10282 model kit for adults.
  • Packed with authentic details like the famous shell toe, 3 serrated stripes, Adidas logo on the tongue, and other Originals Superstar graphics.
  • With shoelaces and authentic shoe box-style packaging, this LEGO® model is a fun and realistic tribute to the original Adidas sneaker.
  • Looking for the best gifts for Adidas fans? This model kit is ideal for anyone who loves streetwear collectibles, as well as adult LEGO® builders looking for a project with a difference.
  • Measures over 4.5 in. (12 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) long, and 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394)

Late in May, we reported on the arrival of a new Summer 2021 wave of LEGO Super Mario sets. And included in this offering is a new collection of random blind bags for the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394) which LEGO has now given us a glimpse via its Twitter page.

Though this latest series of Character Packs are not yet listed at LEGO.com, this social media reveal allows us to have a glimpse of the 10 brick-built Super Mario characters that will be included in this wave.

Torpedo Ted

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

Bony Beetle

 

1-Up

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Scuttlebug

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Parachute Bob-omba

 

Galoomba

 

Swoop

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Boo

 

Amp

 

Crowber

 

LEGO is yet to announce a release date for the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3, but we can assume that more info will be out in the next few days considering that new summer 2021 sets are gradually making their way at LEGO Shop@Home. What do you think of this latest series? Which one are you hoping to get?

Here’s A Closer Look at the LEGO Star Wars Summer 2021 Minifigures

Earlier this June, the Japanese online LEGO catalog for 2H 2021 gave us a glimpse of the latest LEGO Star Wars summer 2021 sets that we can expect in August. But as it turned out, this catalog was uploaded a way bit early and was eventually removed from servers only to be replaced by an edited version without the said LEGO Star Wars sets. And thanks to Hoth Bricks, we can now have a closer look at the new and interesting minifigures that goes with this wave.

As shared by Hoth Bricks, it turns out that the building instructions for the LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314) that they received as a review copy, include a page dedicated to these new LEGO Star Wars summer 2021 minifigures.

LEGO Star Wars Summer 2021
Image via Hoth Bricks.

The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle, the Duel on Mandalore, Mandalorian Starfighter sets are already listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, except for the following:

Imperial Armored Marauder (75311)

478 pieces | € 39.99 | Minifigures include Greef Karga, Artillery Stormtrooper, Stormtroopers (2x)

 

Boba Fett’s Starship-Slave I (75312)

592 pieces | € 49.99 | Minifigures include Din Djarin in Mandalorian armor, Boba Fett

 

Imperial Light Cruiser (75315)

1,336 pieces | € 159.99 | Minifigures include Din Djarin in Mandalorian armor, Moff Gideon, Grogu, Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, and a Dark Trooper

 

The Mandalorian Forge (75319)

258 pieces | € 29.99 | Minifigures include Din Djarin in Mandalorian armor, The Armorer, Paz Vizsla

 

These sets are yet to appear at LEGO’s home shopping portal but considering that their release is expected to be sometime in August, then they might be making their official appearance at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon.