LEGO Teases Buildable LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282) Trainer Set

LEGO dropped another interesting teaser over its Twitter page earlier today. Though LEGO has not completely named the set as of this posting, word over at brick street refers to this set as a LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282)

This life-sized brick-built shoe is rumored to be around 731 pieces and basically includes only a single one. Obviously, if you need to be as life-like as possible and wish to have a complete pair, then you need to buy 2 copies of this set.  And if we will take this teaser image of the LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282) for what it is, then we might be seeing a new LEGO element in the form of a new textile piece for the shoelace. The curved printed elements used for the tip of the shoe may also be something new. We can also expect a pretty stylish box art to accompany the set, similar perhaps to what you can expect from an Adidas shoebox. If it is also intended as a display set, then I guess LEGO might be throwing in a nameplate for this one similar to other LEGO 18+ sets that it offered before.

This upcoming LEGO reveal is rumored to be the LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282), based on the iconic low-top athletic shoes designed by Adidas.   

LEGO is quite mum understandably about the rest of the set’s details save for its release date on July 1st, alongside the recently revealed LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327). And since we’re just two weeks away from its official reveal, we can expect more and more information to come out in the next few days.

So what do you think of a buildable LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282) trainer set? Is it a must-have for your LEGO wishlist, or is it a pass? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks to Stone Wars for the additional info.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71031) Series Arriving in September

Now that almost all of LEGO’s regional online product catalogs are now up via LEGO servers, including the reuploaded Japanese LEGO catalog that gave us a peek at this year’s series of LEGO Friends, Marvel, and City Advent Calendars, more information has been coming out from other regional catalogs as well. And thanks to the Taiwanese version of this online catalog, we now have confirmation on when the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71031) series will be out.

The Taiwanese online LEGO catalog has included its usual dedicated page for the LEGO CMF series, particularly for the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF (71030). And at the corner of the page is an announcement that the next wave of collectible minifigures is slated to arrive in September 1st.

Now, to be frank, it has been customary for LEGO for the past years to release its final wave of CMF during September, similar to what it did with last year’s LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). Furthermore, we’ve seen a sort of trend with regards to LEGO’s CMF releases – with one unique CMF series that follows its traditional series (like the recent Series 21 71029), and two licensed ones from last year in the form of the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028), and LEGO DC Super Heroes CMF (71026). Word on brick street is that this next series will most probably be the much-awaited LEGO Marvel Super Heroes CMF (71031), which will be based on Disney+ characters from its latest MCU TV series (Wandavision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If…?)

Again, this is just a rumor until such time that LEGO officially reveals them. So it will be wise to consider this speculation with a grain of salt. However, with the recent confirmation of its release in September, we can also expect that we will be hearing more about the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71031) series in the coming weeks. Thanks to Jay’s Brick Blog for the heads-up.

This Year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) Has Been Revealed

Following the reveal of this year’s new advent calendars coming from the LEGO Marvel and LEGO Friends themes, the now available Japanese online LEGO Catalog also gives us our first look at the LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303).

LEGO City Advent Calendar

A usual staple of LEGO Advent Calendars, this year’s LEGO City offering includes the familiar minifigure characters from LEGO City Adventures such as Big Betty, Shirley Keeper, Officer Sam Grizzled, Fire Fighter Bob, Top Hat Tom, and Fendrich. It also comes with mini builds that add some fun holiday activities – it has a mini copter, monster truck, train, snow-covered tree, lamp post, and many more.

This year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) is expected to arrive on September 1st and will retail for around $30 similar to last year’s offering. I will update this post once it makes its appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Here’s a First Look at the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41690)

If you recall several weeks ago, LEGO servers somewhat accidentally uploaded an early digital copy of the Japanese LEGO Catalog for the 2nd half of 2021. By doing so, it gave us an early look at some of the sets (from LEGO Star Wars, City Stuntz, and Technic themes for example) that are slated to arrive this summer. Needless to say, the catalog was removed right away perhaps as part of TLG’s damage control with regards to accidental reveals. But now that most of the sets in that product listing are now up at LEGO Shop@Home, then the said digital catalog in question is once again uploaded. And this time around, giving us our first look at this year’s LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41690).

Right off the bat, we can notice that this set features a good number of micro-dolls, similar to what LEGO offered in last year’s LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41420) with the inclusion of two elves. For this year’s holiday offering, LEGO opted to render our Friends characters in similar micro-doll form.

And of course, aside from these new micro-dolls, this year’s LEGO Friends Advent Calendar will feature the usual staple of miniature, buildable holiday ornaments such as a fireplace, a doghouse, tree stockings, mailbox, lampost, and much more. It is scheduled to be available to the public starting September 9 just in time for the holidays and alongside the now listed LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (76390).

ICYMI: New LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory Set (40500) Now Listed at LEGO.com

This piece of news somehow fell off my radar. And in case you missed it, LEGO has listed a new minifigure accessory set under the LEGO Harry Potter theme. The new LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory Set (40500) set is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory

This minifigure pack includes three characters from Potterverse which is now given the LEGO treatment. Though LEGO’s product page did not name these characters specifically, any sharp Harry Potter fan can immediately identify these as the Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, Order of the Phoenix member Dedalus Diggle, and Doris Crockford from The Philosopher’s Stone. The new LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory pack also includes a Harry Potter variant as he is seen in the Order of the Phoenix. Though the number of LEGO pieces included in this accessory set is quite minimal, LEGO has thrown in an interesting printed tile piece that includes several names of those who enlisted in Dumbledore’s Army.

This minifigure pack comes in at 33 pieces and will retail for $14.99 when it releases some time soon. For now, you may want to click on its corresponding affiliate link above if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. In the meantime, you may also want to check the rest of the latest LEGO Harry Potter 2021 summer sets that are now available at LEGO’s home shopping portal.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Designer Video

To celebrate the official debut of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), LEGO Designer Master Wes Talbott gives us a  behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that went through the creation of this nostalgic set. Watch the video below.

As a brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan designer Steve Guinness,  this latest LEGO Ideas offering features some of the ingenious ways of combining LEGO Technic and System elements from a technical perspective. Its functional key mechanisms are quite impressive because there are a total of 31 keys that you can actually press. These keys interact with the working type bar, brick-built carriage, and platen roller to give that authentic nostalgic feel of using an actual typewriter. Aesthetically, the choice of giving it a sand green color scheme was inspired by the office instruments used by LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter was actually based on the classic Erika-10 typewriter that once occupied the desktop space of the venerable founder.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) is slated to have an early VIP release on June 16, and to the rest of the public on July 1. If you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist, be sure to check out the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99 | Coming soon on July 1; with an early VIP release on June 16, 2021. 

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Officially Revealed!

After releasing a teaser earlier this week, LEGO has finally revealed the nostalgic and elegant LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327). From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder Steve Guinness from the UK, this next LEGO Ideas set pays tribute to one of the iconic office tools that are close to the heart of LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) comes in a sand green color scheme and mirrors the functions and tactility of a classic typewriter. There’s also a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, while its carriage actually moves across as you type. It also includes a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. There’s no mention of an optional Powered Up function similar to the Grand Piano (21323), so I guess LEGO intends to retain the Typewriter’s classic look and feel on this one.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

This latest LEGO Ideas set clocks in at 2,079 pieces and will retail for $200 once it releases on June 16 for LEGO VIP members, and on July 1 for the general public. Click on the following affiliate link  to know more, and to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99 | Coming soon on July 1; with an early VIP release on June 16, 2021. 

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

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.

LEGO Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194) Now Up at LEGO Shop@Home

After making its debut over at Amazon France last week, LEGO’s home shopping portal has been updated to now include the LEGO Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194) set. Inspired by the upcoming Disney+ series Marvel What If…?, this set features an Iron Man Hulkbuster-like armor given a Sakaarian twist.

Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man

This set comes in at 369 pieces and is expected to retail for $35 once it is available beginning August 1, 2021. Check out the complete product description below and click on the following affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194)

369 pieces | $34.99 | Minifigures include an alternate version of Tony Stark, Valkyrie, and The Watcher | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man

Take Marvel fans to a new dimension of build-and-play, imaginative adventure with LEGO® Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194). This landmark LEGO Marvel set lets kids aged 8 and up recreate scenes from the animated Marvel Studios’ What If…? series on Disney+ and explore new stories from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

New stories with iconic Super Hero characters
This exciting expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe features 3 minifigures – Tony Stark, Valkyrie, and The Watcher – and a buildable mech that can also be rebuilt into a powerful-looking car. Kids place the Tony Stark minifigure into the Sakaarian Iron Man mech. This mechanical giant is highly posable, allowing kids to twist and turn the mech as it advances into Super Hero action. When there’s a need for speed, kids rebuild the mighty mech into a power-packed vehicle and race off for more amazing adventures.

  • This LEGO® Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194) set brings Marvel Studios’ What If…? TV series to life and takes kids to a new dimension of build-and-play, imaginative adventures.
  • Includes Tony Stark, Valkyrie, and The Watcher minifigures, plus a buildable mech that can also be rebuilt into a powerful-looking vehicle.
  • Kids place the Tony Stark minifigure into the highly posable Sakaarian Iron Man mech ready for Super Hero action. When there’s a need for speed, the mech can be rebuilt into a power-packed car.
  • Put kids aged 8+ who love Marvel Studios’ What If…?, on Disney+, and the Marvel films at the center of the latest Super Hero action with the terrifically transformable Sakaarian Iron Man mech.
  • The posable mech stands over 5 in. (15 cm) tall and rebuilds into a Tony Stark-style race car.

WATCH: LEGO Builds Life-Sized LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

If building two life-sized, brick-built models of some of the most venerable supercars in the world is not enough, then perhaps building another one will be very much welcomed. Following the tracks of 2019’s McLaren’s Senna and 2018’s Bugatti’s Chiron, now comes another LEGO masterpiece in the form of this 1:1 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 made out of LEGO Technic pieces.

Requiring more than 400,000 LEGO Technic pieces to build, this replica of the latest supercar from Lamborghini weighed in at 2.2 tons and required 8,660 hours of production and development hours. Here’s a quick fact sheet on what was required to create this jaw-dropping brick spectacle.

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

Similar to its predecessors, this life-sized model also celebrates the release of its much smaller cousin, albeit on a much grander scale, the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) from last year. For the life-sized model, over 154 different types of LEGO elements were required to give the model its futuristic elegance and unmistakable silhouette and details.

Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group said:

“Our designers love a challenge, so you can imagine their delight when we tasked them to think slightly larger than normal with this model. They jumped at the chance of teaming up with our amazing designers and engineers from our model production workshop at the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic who build these impressive life-size models and really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with LEGO Technic. The creativity that the system allows meant it was possible to really do justice to the exceptional design of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.”

Unlike the Chiron and Senna, this life-sized LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián will most likely not hit the road for a tour and exhibit because of the pandemic. But thankfully, LEGO offers us a virtual behind-the-scenes look at how this brick masterpiece was developed, and you may also read the LEGO Group’s official press release for more information.

The 1:8 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) is now available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $379.99

LEGO Product Idea Brick Walk Achieves 10,000 Votes

Here’s another qualifier for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder Lepralego, our next LEGO product idea to achieve 10K support is the Brick Walk.

Inspired by the New Walk in the Leicester, UK, this original creation clocks in at 2,400 pieces and include five minifigures. The building itself also follows a Georgian architectural style according to the description provided by its fan designer.

If in case the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Lepralego is a 10K member who also has another LEGO product idea currently in review by the LEGO Ideas Review Team. His first qualifying creation, The House of Chocolate, managed to qualify together with other 56 entries in the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The LEGO product idea Brick Walk is now the 13th custom set to make it to this year’s Second Review Stage. Click on the following link below if you wish to know more about this potential LEGO Ideas set.

The Brick Walk

Welcome to Brick Walk, an ancient promenade completed with a fully-furnished Georgian-style building. A large tree adds the touch of nature that is so characteristic of this pedestrian walk.

Inside the house, you can enjoy a cup of tea with friends or have an elegant dinner in a stylish living room with high ceilings and a traditional fireplace. On the upper floor, a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom completes the mansion.
The Brick Walk scene is inspired by New Walk in the UK city of Leicester, a beautiful Georgian pedestrian promenade that is more than 200 years old. It is also a tribute to all the historic promenades that are still part of many English cities. These are places where you can enjoy the pleasure of walking and sharing moments with family and friends, often surrounded by trees and beautiful period houses.
The building on Brick Walk is not a reference to any specific building, but rather includes details from and references to many buildings in the Georgian architectural style, common to many English cities.
The set would have approx. 2400 pieces and include 5 minifigures. Some printed/sticker pieces are suggested.