LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) Officially Revealed!

This is one exciting set that you surely wouldn’t want to miss! After several teasers over social media, the next LEGO Ideas set has been finally unveiled. Setting sail over at LEGO Shop@Home is the gorgeous and impressively huge LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322). Check out the product details and crisp official images below.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Slated to be released on April 1st (and this ain’t an April Fool’s Day joke), the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) comes in at 2,545 pieces and will retail for $199.99. Inspired by LEGO fan builder Pablo Sanchez (or Brick_Brick at LEGO Ideas), this set will certainly bring back memories of the good ‘ol LEGO Pirates days together with the daring Captain Redbeard and his dauntless pirate crew. This set is now listed over LEGO Shop@Home and you may opt to add this to your wishlist so you will be notified later on of its availability. I just hope that LEGO brand stores will be back on track on this date, moving forward.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

2,545 pieces || $199.99 USD

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

 

Rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® construction projects with this LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model for display and play. Enjoy some calm, quality time alone building – or share the fun with others.

Rebuild into a classic
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern, and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures, and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.

Fan-tastic ideas!
LEGO Ideas offers a diverse array of sets, 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 are cool model kits for people of all ages.

  • Build and play with or display this LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model. The island can also be split in half and rearranged, revealing buried pirate treasure.
  • The set has 8 minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard for pirate role-play action, plus a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs, and 2 skeleton figures.
  • Rooms including a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell are filled with accessories. The shipwreck also rebuilds into a ship inspired by the 1989 LEGO® model, Captain Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda.
  • This 2,545-piece pirate building set makes a great birthday or holiday gift for pirate and LEGO® enthusiasts. It will give you a stress-relieving break from the daily grind – and hours of refreshing, creative fun.
  • This cool pirate shipwreck island model measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep. It’s sure to make a big impression whether displayed at home or as an office desk toy.

 

 

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Are We To See the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) Set Anytime Soon?

LEGO’s official Facebook page gave out a series of teasers that somehow gives the impression that the next LEGO Ideas reveal is on its way very soon. If you recall during the LEGO Ideas First 2019 Review Stage, three sets managed to receive the thumbs up approval of the reviewers to become the next LEGO Ideas sets: the impressive Playable LEGO Piano, my personal favorite, 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building, and The Pirate Bay. One of these sets is now slated to be announced anytime soon, with the consensus of most fans that the latter might be appearing on LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon.

As of this posting, LEGO has already launched two polls on its Facebook page that asks AFOLs of their favorite LEGO Pirates sets from the past.

Based on its first social media poll, most LEGO fans who joined in weighed their choices between the LEGO Black Seas Barracuda (6285) and the LEGO Skull’s Eye Schooner (6286). It’s a bit of a tight race between the two, with the Black Seas Barracuda emerging as the all-time favorite pirate ship among the 38,000 fans who cast their votes.

The second poll is currently on-going, asking fans whether they had any of the two classic LEGO Pirate sets where they can dock their brick pirate ships. Its a choice between the Lagoon Lock-Up (6267) or the Imperial Trading Post (6277) for that matter.

It’s a great way to spark the interest of the LEGO community, especially that our next LEGO Ideas set is something that is very endeared among older LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) by Pablo Jimenez (aka Bricky_Brick over at the LEGO Ideas website) is scheduled to be our next fan-designed set following the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321). This set is expected to follow a modular design similar to that of the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) from 2017. Like any other LEGO Ideas set, we can expect that the LEGO Design Team has put considerable effort into streamlining this set, taking into account the size and scale of The Pirate Bay.

 

LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay

The LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) follows a modular design similar to its predecessor the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310).

We do not have any additional details about the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay except for its expected price point of $200 based on Price Vortex’s listing. And if this turns out to be true, then this recent LEGO Ideas set will be the second one within the said price range, other than the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318). Its a bit pricy, but the scale of this model is certainly worth it.

With these recent developments, we can expect an official reveal from LEGO anytime soon. So be sure to stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates about the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322).

Are you excited about the comeback of the LEGO Pirates? Let me know in the comments below.

From The Rumor Mill: New LEGO Monkey Kid Theme Coming Soon?

The leaking faucet is at it again! And as more info about the next wave of LEGO sets for the second half of the year slowly trickles in, there is another rumor that you might be interested to look into. According to Lukas from Stone Wars, LEGO is now poised to offer an entirely new theme centered on Chinese folklore in the form of the rumored LEGO Monkey Kid.

According to Stone Wars, this new and upcoming non-licensed theme is based on the 16th-century (roughly during the Ming dynasty) Chinese novel entitled Journey to the West, which has become part of mainstream Chinese folklore.

Its kind of interesting to note that there was no mention about this new theme during this year’s Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs, save for the fact that LEGO discretely applied the above logo for copyright protection and trademark. This rumored theme also seems to suggest that these sets might cater to a particular regional market like what LEGO did with the Chinese New Year seasonal sets offered at the start of the year. Since this theme may strongly appeal to those in the Asian markets, this does not necessarily mean that this rumored theme will only be exclusively available in these regions. The LEGO Group has already made it clear that they have done away with these limitations.

According to Stone Wars’ sources, there will be a total of 8 sets under the belt of the LEGO Monkey Kid theme, all of which slated to be released in May. Additionally, LEGO insider mini_legogo also claims that the following tentative set names somehow offer a glimpse of what we can expect from them. Please remember that these are just speculations until such time that LEGO confirms this through an official press release.

  • Monkey Kid Delivery Motorcycle (30341) – perhaps a polybag
  • White Horse Thunder Raider (80006)
  • Bull Demon King’s Thunder Raider (80007)
  • Monkey Kid Storm Fighter (80008)
  • Pig Chef’s Moving Training Car (80009)
  • Bull Demon King Mech (80010)
  • Fire Ball’s Tank (80011)
  • Monkey King Golden Mech (80012)
  • Sea Base (80013)

I guess it’s just a matter of weeks before the cat (or monkey for that matter) is out of the bag if we are to expect these sets to be released in May. And if the leaked images of some of the minifigs in this theme are to be believed, then I guess it’s one interesting theme to watch out for.

What is your take on this rumored LEGO Monkey Kid theme? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again to Stone Wars for the heads up.

Here’s A Chance to Win an Exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata Minifigure

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated to include another monthly sweepstakes promo. Last January, we saw the return of the uber-exclusive LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam Minifigure as it was raffled away to LEGO VIP members. And now, LEGO fans and collectors will be delighted to know that up for grabs this time will be another exclusive in the form of a limited-edition, LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure.

This exclusive LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure is exclusively signed by motion-capture artist and model Arti Shah, who doubled for Lupita Nyong’o in playing the role of the legendary pirate queen in The Force Awakens. Arti Shah also took on several roles in the Star Wars movie franchise which includes creature and Power Droid roles in The Last Jedi and Rogue One respectively.

This collectible LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure also comes in a UV acrylic case and is subsequently awarded by UK Graders (UKG) with the highest Gold Level grading.  Here’s a brief description of it from the LEGO Rewards Center.

VIPs: Win a signed LEGO Star Wars Maz Kanata minifigure

Enter the VIP competition! You could win a limited-edition Maz Kanata minifigure signed by Arti Shah, the motion capture double for actress Lupita Nyong’o. Awarded the highest ‘Gold’ level grading by UKG, this minifigure comes in a UV acrylic case. 50 points per entry. Sign in to the VIP Reward Centre to enter. Not a VIP? Join now and start earning points for future entries! Enter by 19/4.

Remember,  you have until April 19, 2020 to join in this raffle, with only 50 VIP points needed per raffle entry and a maximum of 15 entries per LEGO VIP member.  Be sure to visit the LEGO Rewards Center for more details.

For the latest LEGO Star Wars sets such as the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian subtheme, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

First Images of LEGO Friends Summer 2020 Sets Appear

Back in January, LEGO gave us some early hints on what we can expect from the LEGO Friends summer 2020 sets, and now more info is starting to pour in. Thanks to third-party LEGO retailer Lucky Bricks, we now get to see what some of these sets have to offer.

Two sets, in particular, might be of interest to most LEGO fans and builders considering the new elements and pieces that go with them.

LEGO Friends Summer 2020
Check out the new transparent tube elements included in the LEGO Friends Summer Fun Water Park (41430), scheduled to arrive in June.  

The LEGO Friends Summer Fun Water Park (41430) is said to come in at 1,001 pieces and will retail for €99.99 making it the largest set in this series. As I’ve mentioned in one of my reports of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, LEGO will be introducing some pretty interesting new pieces together with this new line of LEGO Friends Summer 2020 sets. Most prominent in this set is the use of new transparent tube elements used for the water slide. There’s a lot of potential for this new piece especially considering that it is large enough to have a minifigure or even a minidoll fit inside of it.

LEGO Friends Summer 2020
There’s a new elephant in town, and it looks awesome in this LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base (41424) building set. 

The LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base (41424) also boasts of new molds and pieces, coming in at 648 pieces with an expected retail price of €79.99. Perhaps the obvious selling point of this set will be the new mother and child elephant figures that go along with it. Both of these figures seem to be made of a single, solid figure usually found in many LEGO Duplo sets. It’s a great addition, in my opinion, to mashup such Duplo-like figures with standard LEGO sets.

Both of these LEGO Friends Summer 2020 sets are expected to arrive in LEGO Stores and at LEGO Shop@Home starting in June. We’re still looking forward to more LEGO set reveals in the next few weeks, so stay tuned, stay home, and be safe! Thanks to Promobricks for more info.

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Build United! Contest

Back in January, the LEGO Ideas platform launched the LEGO Ideas Build United! contest that challenges builders to come up with their most awesome builds to celebrate the legacy of the iconic Old Trafford and the subsequent release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) set.

LEGO Ideas Contest

The challenge is to recreate the most celebrated scenes of Manchester United – whether a historic goal, iconic badges, or even the player themselves – using LEGO bricks. Out of a total of 275 contest entries, three stood above the rest earning the thumbs up approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team. Two Runner-Ups and a Grand Prize Winner were eventually selected. Let’s take a look at the winning entries in this LEGO Ideas Build United! contest and read on for what the judges have to say about them.

Runner-Up #1: Watching the Football Game by Hb3

LEGO Ideas Build United!

This build is an amazing display of forced perspective! When we first saw the model, we thought that it was a photoshop job in order to get the scene so nicely fit to the television. The pictures showing the model from a different angle show how clever the whole construction is. The details of the antenna on the TV, the brick-built remote, and the lines on the field all help to make this one amazing creation!

Runner-Up #2: The Bicycle 2-1 Winning Kick by Stevenhoward27

LEGO Ideas Build United!

Capturing human forms with LEGO bricks, let alone the human form in motion, is an incredibly difficult task. The builder does a wonderful job of recreating the movement and energy of this iconic moment in Manchester United history, a very hard task with LEGO bricks! We also love the use of multiple scales, with all of the spectators in the background really completing this iconic image.

Grand Prize Winner – United with Manchester by Bluestar13

We love all of the details in this model showing the surrounds of the original stadium. The designer has done an incredible job of capturing the plan, buildings, greenery, roads, trainlines, and river at such an incredibly small scale. That’s not even mentioning the fantastic nanoscale version of Old Trafford!

As always with other LEGO Ideas building contests, the prizes definitely does not disappoint. The Runner Up winners get to bring home an impressive LEGO loot consisting of the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), London Bus (10258), and a LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093); plus a $150 shopping spree at LEGO Shop@Home.

And as the Grand Prize Winner, Bluestar13 gets to bring home an exclusive Manchester United merchandise, a LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford (10272), Bookshop (10270), and the LEGO modular commemorative set Assembly Square (10255).

Congratulations to the winners! Keep building!

Additional Images of the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Sets Revealed

LEGO servers have been updated recently to include additional official images of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets including the Razor Crest (75292) and a BrickHeadz mashup of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). If you recall, they were first unveiled by LEGO just in time for the annual New York Toy Fair held last month.

Aside from the fact that we need to wait a good five months for these sets to be released, we still need to wait a bit more before the second season of the highly popular Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, starts streaming in October. In the meantime, you can already pre-order both of these new LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets, with the Razor Crest retailing for $129.99 and the series’ BrickHeadz counterpart for $19.99. If you wish to be one of the very first LEGO fans to see these sets at your doorway come in August, then be sure to check out the following images below, and visit these LEGO Shop@Home links below.  You may also be interested to know that from March 20 until 29, all of your purchases at LEGO Shop@Home earns you Double VIP points for those sweet rewards waiting for you at VIP Reward Center.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Razor Crest (75292)

Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with The Razor Crest (75292) LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy for kids. This brick-built armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod and more authentic details to inspire creative play.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

 

LEGO BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317)

Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

 

LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) Official Images Released

We first caught a glimpse of this little guy’s official LEGO tie-in set last month during the annual New York Toy Fair. And now that we get to watch the last installment of the Skywalker Saga at the comfort of our homes with the digital release of The Rise of Skywalker, perhaps now is the best time to have your building hands busy with this latest LEGO Star Wars set. Though we’re still counting the weeks before we get to see the official LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) building set rolled-out in LEGO stores, we are fortunate to see what it has to offer with the release of these official images.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

German LEGO online retailer Proshop has listed the LEGO Star Wars D-O set for pre-order, with a release date of April 20. If you recall during this year’s NYTF, LEGO D-O was reported to come in at 519 pieces and will retail for $69.99 in the US.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

This latest LEGO Star Wars display set also seems to cater to the adult fan base of the LEGO Star Wars theme, with its UCS-like design that features its own display stand and plaque. At almost 1 foot in height, it makes a great display piece to celebrate the legacy of one of cinema’s most enduring film franchise.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

Here’s a rough English translation of the LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278) building set, while we wait for LEGO Shop@Home servers to be updated. Thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.

LEGO Star Wars D-O (75278)

Build your own fantastic model of DO ™ from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkers”! Recreate all the authentic details of the endearing droid with LEGO® bricks. Just like the real DO, the head can be turned 360 degrees and tilted forward and backward. This collector’s item also includes an integrated stand to present the model together with an information sign and DO as a minifigure at home or in the office.

The cool LEGO® Star Wars ™ building toy “DO ™” (75278) recalls exciting scenes from the film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkers”.
The authentic details of this lovable Star Wars character can be reproduced excellently with LEGO bricks. The fans will be delighted to find that the head can be tilted and rotated 360 degrees and that the antennas can be moved. Intended as a showpiece This LEGO set contains an integrated stand for the construction model as well as an information sign with DO as a cute minifigure to attract everyone’s attention at home or in the office as an attractive showpiece. Also note the other LEGO Star Wars collectibles, construction models and showpieces for adults, for example, the sets “Stormtrooper ™ helmet” (75276) and “Boba Fett ™ helmet” (75277). Welcome to the LEGO Star Wars universe Since 1999, the LEGO Group has repeatedly formed iconic spaceships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars is the most successful theme world of the LEGO Group and contains cool gift ideas for fans of all ages.

LEGO Star Wars D-O

150+ LEGO Brand Stores to Close Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

These are trying times indeed, and as the world frantically struggles to put an end to this modern-day pandemic, the LEGO Group is now doing its share to combat this scourge labeled as COVID-19. After announcing the temporary closure of the famed LEGO House in Denmark (one of the countries in the EU region severely hit by this pandemic), TLG is now making the sad but necessary move of closing its approximately 150 LEGO Brand Stores worldwide, with the exception of those located in China particularly in Shanghai and Beijing.

The said LEGO Brand Stores will be closed until March 27, or until such time that local health authorities see it fit to lift any bans or restrictions due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Though LEGO assures us that their online store is still operational, I’m still not quite sure how the deliveries will commence if strict quarantine procedures are now in place in your respective communities.

Here’s what Niels Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group has to say about this news.

An open letter from Niels B Christiansen, CEO, The LEGO Group

The health and safety of children and communities worldwide is our top priority.

We are working extremely hard to protect our colleagues, our customers and of course, our youngest fans.

To reduce the risk of the virus spreading further, we’ve rapidly stepped up our efforts in every country where we operate.

We’ve temporarily closed the approximately 150 LEGO® Brand Retail stores we own and operate until at least March 27 in all countries except China. Our online store on LEGO.com remains open. Our retail store colleagues will receive their scheduled wages until this time.

Every colleague whose job allows them to work from home must do so. For colleagues whose job requires them to come to work, we are taking extraordinary measures to safeguard their health. For example, we will conduct temperature checks on employees and implement mandatory hand washing and sanitizing. We’ve rearranged our workplaces to ensure that colleagues do not gather in large groups and practice social distancing. Naturally, we have canceled all travel.

We’re monitoring the situation continuously and will take whatever steps are necessary to promote well-being.

One thing I am certain of is the awesomeness of the people who work at the LEGO Group and our fans. One of our company values is caring. The way everyone is looking after each other is truly inspiring. We’re listening to you, and we take strength from the fact that play and learning can bring families together for moments of joy, even at the most uncertain times.

We will get through this together.

Stay safe, stay home and stay strong.

Niels

 

As I write this post, our national government has placed our larger community in lockdown until the middle of April. And I’m sure that as you read this, you might be going through the same unpleasant experience of having your movements curtailed and extremely limited. With plenty of time in our hands as we stay home, I’m thankful that our LEGO bricks are here to somewhat lift our spirits. So in case you missed out on that one LEGO set that you so are so eager to have because of this outbreak, then just hang on tight and remember that things can still be pretty awesome wherever you are.

Keep safe everyone and keep on building!

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Official Images Released

After making their debut during last month’s New York Toy Fair, several official images of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) have now been shared online by authorized LEGO retailer, The Minifigure Store. LEGO is yet to officially list them via their online store, with these latest minifig collectibles slated to be released sometime in May.

From the looks of it, this latest CMF series will be introducing a bunch of new LEGO elements and pieces, including new costume pieces that most LEGO fans are looking forward to. Like those before it, most of the characters in this series will also feature two different minifigure head prints or expressions. There is no overarching theme for Series 20 though there is one character in particular that pays tribute to the Collectible Minifigures Series’ 10th year anniversary. The Green Brick Guy comes with a special 10th year commemorative tile which may prove to be popular among collectors.

The LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) is expected to retail for $4.99 per blind bag once they are released both in-store and online over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Check out these images and just click on the following links below to know more about our store’s offer.

Boy with Piñata

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Hip Hop Girl with Speakers

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Pea Pod Costume Girl

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Knight

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Female Pirate

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Rocket Fan Girl

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Llama Costume Girl

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Viking

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Red Space Ranger

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Karate Guy

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Female Athlete with Discus and Javelin

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Female Diver with Turtle

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Green Brick Guy

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Musician with Keytar

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Girl in Bunny Pyjamas

Collectible Minifigures Series 20

 

Drone Pilot

Collectible Minifigures Series 20