From the Rumor Mill: LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Is On Its Way

If you recall during the first quarter of this year, the LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage wrapped up with two officially recognized sets that we will eventually see on store shelves later next year. The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith, alongside the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set, are expected to be out next year, on the word on brick street is that the former is expected to launch first.

According to The Brick Fan, rumor has it that the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the first between the pair of approved sets to be released anytime soon. I really don’t know how the LEGO Design Team or the LEGO Group for that matter, decides on which of the two fan-made sets gets to be first released. But from a financial perspective, it will do LEGO good if they don’t sell the two sets simultaneously.

The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan builder Clemens Fiedler (aka Namirob) and originally consisted of approximately 3,000 pieces. However, since word has it that the retail price of this next LEGO Ideas set is somewhat between $100 to $180, then we can expect this to be somewhat scaled-down. Historically, for example, the LEGO Ideas Pirates of the Barracuda Bay (21322) clocks in at 2,545 pieces and is already priced at $200. The only LEGO Ideas set that was priced exactly at $180 is the LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) which comes in at 2,321 pieces. So by way of comparison, we can assume that LEGO designers in charge of the project somehow cut corners in coming up with the Medieval Blacksmith’s final version.

Whatever is the case, I guess the arrival of this next LEGO Ideas set will surely be welcomed by AFOLs who are looking forward to that classic LEGO Castles vibe. Like the Pirates of Barracuda Bay, the Medieval Blacksmith is a callback to one of LEGO’s endearing themes so I’m sure that adult LEGO fans will certainly add this set to their brick wishlist.

And to top it off, the discovery of the upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448), may add credence to the rumor that we are about to see the final version of the next LEGO Ideas anytime soon. The Vintage Car, if you remember, was the Grand Prize Winner of a building contest launched by the LEGO Ideas platform last year. Same as with 2018’s Space Rocket Ride (40335) GWP, the Vintage Car is now the next promotional set that will probably be offered in 2021 together with the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.

The LEGO Ideas Vintage Car 40448 is the next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered in the first quarter of 2021.

So what do you think brick fans, when do you think the next LEGO Ideas set will be offered? Will it be the Medieval Blacksmith eventually? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Comes to Our Aid by Helping Us Spot A Fake LEGO Webstore

Two years ago, I published an article that that placed the spotlight on various fake LEGO shopping websites that you should avoid if you want your hard-earned money not be put to waste. It’s my little contribution to the LEGO fan community to help us avoid the deceitfulness of these LEGO scam sites. And now that we are in full steam ahead of the holiday season, I’m personally glad that LEGO has officially spoken on the matter by helping us spot a fake LEGO webstore.  Here are some of the guidelines or steps that they’ve released along with a neat infographic. Check these out.

Fake LEGO Webstore

We’re doing everything we can to protect consumers from fraud, and we take the issue of fraudulent and scam websites very seriously. We’re working harder than ever to identify and report as many of these sites as possible and the following simple steps can help you spot a fake, fraudulent, or scam LEGO webstore.

Look closely at the contents of the site.

Spend time looking at the entire website before purchasing anything. Check for incorrect language, fake consumer services addresses, terms and conditions for returns, privacy policy, etc. If you are still in doubt after doing this, try calling the company if a phone number is provided on the page. Often, the phone numbers on fake webstores do not exist or they do not answer calls.

Be cautious of very low prices.

When you see very low prices being offered on LEGO products, it may be a fake webstore that uses the tactic to lure you in to either buy fake LEGO sets or simply take your money.

Pay with debit or credit card.

When buying a LEGO product online, a credit or debit card will often provide greater protection if you’re unfortunate enough to buy fake or non-existent products.

Check customer reviews.

Look at various websites that collect customer reviews – use multiple sources. Check websites that alert about current scam sites.

If you see a potentially fraudulent or scam website claiming to sell LEGO products, please contact customer service at www.LEGO.com/en-us/service.

Remember to shop only at legitimate sites like LEGO Shop@Home and Amazon. Yes, authentic LEGO sets may be hard on the wallet, but an excellent and well-made toy that will last for a lifetime is without a doubt, a worthy investment. Thanks again to LEGO for helping us spot a fake LEGO webstore.

Images of First LEGO BrickHeadz 2021 Sets Revealed

After giving us a glimpse of the first wave of LEGO Seasonal sets for 2021, Brickset has also shared a trio of LEGO BrickHeadz 2021 sets that we can expect in the first quarter of 2021. Similarly, LEGO made the reveal via its declaration of conformity as part of its legal process of declaring the safety of their products. The images below are also not at par with the high-res ones that we usually include in our posts, but they’re enough to give us an idea of what we can anticipate from them.

Like the LEGO Seasonal Year of the Ox (40417), this first LEGO BrickHeadz 2021 set celebrates the rich tradition and celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The LEGO BrickHeadz Chinese New Year Pandas (40466) features three cute, brick-built pandas: two baby pandas and one adult panda, each with a distinct look and personality of its own. These adorable brick creatures are accentuated by a decorative tree with lanterns that are very much the same as what we can see from LEGO’s Chinese Spring Lantern Festival sets.

Further down the road, we have a couple of BrickHeadz sets added to its roster of animals and pet-inspired builds. The LEGO BrickHeadz German Shepherd (40440) and Shorthair Cats (40441) seem to be a part of a new Pets subtheme that focuses on our buddies at home.  Similar to the New Year Pandas, each of these LEGO BrickHeadz Pets feature two builds- that of a bigger, adult pet and a smaller, younger one.

The New Year Pandas are expected to retail for $19.99, while the LEGO BrickHeadz Pets may be offered within the usual $9.99 price range. They’re also expected to be available in January 2021 so be sure to keep an eye on them over at LEGO Shop@Home. I’ll update this post once better images are available, but for now, check these out.

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Chinese New Year Pandas (40466)

LEGO BrickHeadz 2021

 

LEGO BrickHeadz German Shepherd (40440)

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Short Hair Cats (40441)

LEGO Seasonal 2021 Collectible Sets Revealed

It looks like LEGO has started rolling out some of its LEGO Seasonal 2021 sets, and thanks to Brickset, we can now know what to expect from these buildable collectibles. These images may not be as crisp as the ones we usually share with you, but they give us a good look at what we can anticipate from them. These images are basically pooled together by Brickset which came from LEGO’s usual legal certification process.

First off, in continuation of its Lunar New Year commemorative sets, we have next year’s LEGO Seasonal Year of Ox set. This is the 8th set under this commemorative series, following 2020’s LEGO Seasonal Year of the Rat (40355). These particular seasonal sets are usually distributed as gift-with-purchase freebies during the latter part of January.

Moving forward, we have the usual seasonal sets that celebrate the love month of February. The LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Bear is all poised to be a cute gift during next year’s Valentine’s season, featuring a buildable bear in a picnic park vignette flanked with a trio of brick-built heart ballons. This animal build concept is somewhat reminiscent of LEGO’s earlier releases particularly 2016’s LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Cupid Dog (40201).

And to cap off your Heart’s Day celebration, LEGO is throwing in a pair of buildable flowers that are perfect expansion sets of sorts to LEGO’s upcoming LEGO Creator Expert Botanical Collection.  I love how the roses turned out, while the buildable tulips will also be a great addition to a LEGO-inspired bouquet.

We have no additional info about these sets as of the moment, but we can expect them to be available during the 2nd half of January at the most. Check out their images below and don’t forget to subscribe here to our blog site for more LEGO news and updates. I’ll be updating this post once clearer images of these LEGO Seasonal 2021 sets are out.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Ox (40417)

LEGO Seasonal 2021

LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Bear (40462)

 

LEGO Creator Roses (40460)

LEGO Seasonal 2021

 

LEGO Creator Tulips (40461)

 

It Looks Like a Great Year Ahead for LEGO and Disney This 2021 and Beyond

Disney is on a roll when it officially revealed during its Walt Disney Co.’s Investor Day presentation, that it has more than 50 new upcoming content in the works in the upcoming years. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to its very lucrative Star Wars franchise, plus home-grown live-action and animated films, there is plenty of exciting series and films that fans can expect. If there is one thing certain about this partnership between LEGO and Disney, is that LEGO never fails to come up with a set or two for every major title that Disney releases. And with the introduction of a handful of new Marvel and Star Wars series, together with new Disney titles, there is sure to be a LEGO set currently in the works related to these.

Just to be clear, there is no guarantee at this point if LEGO will eventually come up with a particular set for each of these films and series, but then again the potential is always there given LEGO’s track record of releasing tie-in sets. So with that out of the way, let’s take a quick look at these titles and the wealth of possibilities that a collaboration between LEGO and Disney may come out later on. Comment down below what kind of LEGO sets do you think will be included under these titles.

Star Wars Films

Rogue Squadron – December 2023

LEGO and Disney

An Untitled Taika Waititi Film – ????

 

Star Wars Series on Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi – 2022

Ahsoka – ????

Rangers of the New Republic – December 2021

Lando – ????

Andor – 2022

The Acolyte – ????

Star Wars: The Bad Batch – 2021

A Droid Story – ????

Star Wars: Visions – ????

Other Lucasfilm Stories

Indiana Jones – ????

Willow – ????

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Films

Black Widow – May 7, 2021

LEGO has already released a tie-in set for the upcoming MCU Black Widow film in the form of the LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162).

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – July 9, 2021

The Eternals – November 5, 2021

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – March 25, 2022

LEGO and Disney

Thor: Love and Thunder – May 6, 2022

Black Panther 2 – July 8, 2022

Captain Marvel 2 – November 11, 2022

Blade – 2022

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – 2022

Fantastic Four – ????

Marvel Series (MCU tie-ins) on Disney+

Wanda Vision – January 15, 2021

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – March 19, 2021

Loki – May, 2021

What If…? – Summer, 2021

Ms. Marvel – 2021

Hawkeye – 2021

She-Hulk – ????

Moon Knight – ????

Secret Invasion – ????

Ironheart – ????

Armor Wars – ????

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – 2022

I am Groot – ????

Here Are The LEGO 2021 Polybags To Watch Out For

Our brick-minded friends from Promobricks managed to round up several, crisp images of what I am personally looking forward to as a LEGO collector. And thankfully, we now have an idea of what we can expect for next year’s collection of LEGO 2021 polybags.

From the looks of it, it seems that each particular LEGO theme will once offer a new polybag – from home-grown themes to licensed ones, each of these LEGO 2021 polybags offers a mini-scale version of a particular set in its upcoming subtheme (like in the case of the new LEGO Ninjago and DOTS series) or expands your collection of useful LEGO pieces. Such is the case for the LEGO City Pop-Up Store (30569), considering the printed tile pieces that go with it.

They’re not usually listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, though you can find them in your local LEGO brand store and other third-party retailers as well.  Expect these polys to be around starting January and throughout the first quarter of 2021, retailing for $4.99. Which one of these will you pick up? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO Minecraft The Nether Duel (30331)

37 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Duplo My First Space Rocket (30332)

8 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Speed ​​Champions McLaren Elva (30343)

86 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Minions Bob with Robot Arms (30387)

*****No official images are available as of to date*****

 

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (30388)

85 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Boat (30391)

38 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Friends Flower Cart (30413)

55 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Technic Helicopter (30465)

70 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Ninjago Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539)

43 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO DOTS Photo Holder Cube Bunny (30557)

109 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Classic Build a Super-Powered Snail (30563)

36 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Classic Build Your Own Monster or Vehicle (30564)

60 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Creator Birthday Clown (30565)

59 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO City Fire Helicopter (30566)

40 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO City Police Jet Ski (30567)

33 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO City Skateboarder (30568)

40 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO City Pop-Up Store (30569)

47 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Creator Mega Muscle Car (30577)

63 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 German Shepherd (30578)

76 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO Ninjago Legacy 2-in-1 Mini Titan Mech (30591)

77 pieces | $4.99

LEGO 2021 Polybags

 

LEGO xtra Chinatown (40464)

*****No clear images are available as of to date*****

 

LEGO xtra Food (40465)

*****No clear images are available as of to date*****

The LEGO Catalog H1 2021 Now Up At LEGO Servers

UPDATE: It seems that the LEGO Catalog H1 2021 has been uploaded by mistake since it is no longer available to download from LEGO’s servers.

LEGO has uploaded the digital version of its LEGO Catalog H1 2021 (January to May 2021), and with it comes more LEGO sets that are expected to arrive during the 1st quarter of 2021. From the looks of it, LEGO still has plenty of surprises in store, other than what we know so far coming from its 2021 lineup of sets (e.g. those coming from its various non-licensed themes such City, Creator, Ninjago, and Friends among others).

Needless to say, the LEGO Catalog H1 2021 fills in some of the gaps that are noticeably missing in the upcoming sets that were revealed last time. Let’s take a look at some of these additional sets, all of which are slated to be available in February and March. I’ll keep you posted once these sets are listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Classic Sets (11006, 11007, 11012, 11013, 11014)

Next year’s latest LEGO Classic sets throws in a handful of useful pieces for any LEGO fans in general. From transparent bricks to cogs and wheels, these extra LEGO pieces will sure come in handy for your next LEGO project.

LEGO Catalog

LEGO City Shopping Street (60306)

533 pieces | $79.99

This particular LEGO City set comes with relatively new road plates and glow in the dark plates. From the looks of it, this set may be connected like a modular set to other sets from this wave.

 

LEGO CMF Series 22

We’re still counting the weeks before LEGO CMF Series 21 (71029) is released in January, and from the looks of it, LEGO is giving us a treat in May with the reveal of its CMF Series 22. There’s no word yet on the brick street on what this next wave of collectible minifigs will be, but given LEGO’s previous CMF releases, we can expect that this is most likely to come from a licensed theme. Marvel Superheroes perhaps? Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Creator Space Mining Mech (31115)

327 pieces | $29.99

 

LEGO Creator Safari Wildlife Treehouse (31116)

397 pieces | $29.99

 

LEGO DOTS Bag Tags Dog (41927), Narwhal (41928), Leopard (41929), Panda (41930)

The LEGO DOTS Bag Tag collection is the latest addition to the theme’s brick-built wearables and accessories. Coming in at four animal-themed variants, these bag tags are expected to arrive in March 2021.

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Duplo (10949, 10950, 10951, 10952)

 

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Bakery (41440)

99 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Friends Vet Clinic Rescue Buggy (41442)

100 pieces | $9.99

 

LEGO Friends Vet Clinic Ambulance (41445)

304 pieces | $29.99 

 

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Vet Clinic (41446)

258 pieces | $39.99

 

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Shopping Mall (41450)

1,032 pieces | $99.99

 

LEGO Friends Doggy Day Care (41691)

 

LEGO Friends Vet Clinic Rescue Helicopter (41692)

 

LEGO Minecraft The Coral Reef (21164)

92 pieces | $9.99

 

LEGO Minecraft The Warped Forest (21168)

287 pieces | $29.99

 

LEGO Minecraft The First Adventure (21169)

542 pieces | $59.99

 

LEGO Minecraft The Pig House (21170)

490 pieces | $49.99

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Ninjago Boulder Blaster (71736)

449 pieces | $39.99 | Minifigures include Lloyd, Cole, Eyezor, and a limited edition Golden Kai minifig

 

LEGO Ninjago Zane’s Titan Mech Battle (71738)

840 pieces| $59.99 | Minifigures include Zane, Soul Archer, Ghoultar, and a limited edition Golden Jay minifig

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Electro Mech (71740)

106 pieces | $19.99 | Minifigures include Jay and Eyezor

 

LEGO Ninjago Lloyd’s Jungle Chopper Bike (71745)

183 pieces | $19.99 | Minifigures include Island Lloyd, Island Nya, Rumble Keeper

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Ninjago Jungle Dragon (71746)

506 pieces | $39.99 | Minifigures include Island Lloyd, Island Zane, Thunder Keeper, Poulerik  

 

LEGO Ninjago The Keepers’ Village (71747)

632 pieces | $49.99 | Minifigures include Island Kai, Island Jay, Island Cole, Thunder Keeper, Chief Mammatus

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Ninjago Catamaran Sea Battle (71748)

780 pieces | $69.99 | Minifigures include Island Jay, Island Kai, Island Zane, Rumble Keeper, Thunder Keeper, Chief Mammatus

 

LEGO Technic Rescue Hovercraft (42120)

LEGO Catalog

 

LEGO Technic Heavy Duty Excavator (42121)

 

LEGO Vidiyo

There’s very scant information regarding this upcoming theme, but from the looks of it, this series will somewhat include some musical play function. We can also expect around 7 sets dedicated to the theme.

LEGO Catalog

Jump In With the LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) Arriving in 2021

It looks like LEGO is rolling out quite a bunch of LEGO Technic sets recently. After catering to our need for speed with the introduction of the LEGO Technic McLaren and Ferrari sets, it seems that LEGO is now calling us for our great next off-road adventure. And this month, the LEGO Group is proud to announce its next brick collaboration with some of the world’s finest creators of robust automobiles. Check out the details below of the LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) coming in LEGO stores – in-store and online – on January 1st, 2021.

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler

Clocking in at 665 pieces, this brick rendition of the one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is designed to challenge any LEGO Technic fan regardless of their building experience. It features a set of high-performance rugged tires, fold-down rear seats, a button-operated front steering system, and a powerful axle-articulation suspension all wrapped in a gorgeous yellow and black color scheme.

The LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) is expected to retail for $49.99 and is now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.  Read on for the set’s product description below.

 

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122)

665 pieces | $49.99 | Available starting January 1, 2021

Any vehicle-loving kid would be proud to own a high-performance 4X4. Now you can make that dream a reality with the LEGO® Technic™ Jeep® Wrangler (42122) toy model. Boys and girls aged 9 and up will have fun exploring this iconic off-roader. There’s a button to operate the front steering and its powerful axle-articulation suspension means kids will love testing out their model on obstacles around the home.

Packed with authentic details
With opening doors and hood, fold-down rear seats, a full-size spare tire, winch, and classic Jeep branding, this fun toy model car brings kids closer than ever to the real Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The eye-catching, yellow-and-black color scheme means this model looks great in action or on display.

An engaging challenge for young LEGO builders
The world of LEGO Technic offers advanced building toys for young LEGO fans ready for their next fun challenge. With realistic mechanisms, these collectible toys are a great way to introduce kids to engineering concepts.

  • Know a kid who’d love to build their very own off-road 4X4? This LEGO® Technic™ Jeep® Wrangler (42122) is packed full of authentic details, making it a great toy for kids who love fun vehicles.
  • With front steering, powerful axle-articulation suspension, and a winch, kids can play out a world of off-roading adventures, inspired by the world-famous Jeep® Wrangler.
  • This awesome model comes complete with authentic Jeep® Wrangler details, like the classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, full-size spare tire, and fold-down rear seats.
  • Looking for the best toys for kids who love collectible car toys? This Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon model makes a great gift for young LEGO® fans who are ready for their next challenge.
  • This Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon toy model measures over 4.5 in. (12 cm) high, 9.5 in. (24 cm) long, and 5 in. (13 cm) wide, making this car a great size for play or display.

LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) Roaring Its Way to Stores in 2021

Hot on the heels of the recently revealed LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR (42123), comes another LEGO envisioned supercar that will sit well among many avid collectors of LEGO Technic sets. In case you missed it, LEGO has officially announced the arrival of the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) set, slated to be released on January 1st, 2021.

LEGO Technic Ferrari

Coming in at 1,677 pieces, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is a faithful brick rendition of the original racing car model that only the LEGO Technic line can do. It’s LEGO and Ferrari’s first collaboration to come up with such a complex Technic set. The model features realistic front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons, and a steering wheel proudly emblazoned with the iconic Prancing Horse badge.

This set is expected to retail for $169.99 once it rolls out in stores starting January 1, 2021. Read on for the set’s product description, and be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home if you wish to add this to your wishlist. You may also click on the affiliate link below.

 

LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125)

1,677 pieces | $169.99 | Available starting January 1, 2021

Delivering prestigious wins for the Prancing Horse in the world’s toughest endurance races, the Ferrari 488 GTE is a car unlike any other. Now you can create your own LEGO® Technic™ model version, complete with authentic design details – just like on the iconic original.

Faithful detailing
With amazing attention to detail, this racing car model is a true expression of Ferrari’s endurance racer. Features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons, and a steering wheel that steers the car. Original stickers and authentic colors add the perfect finish to this epic model.

Escape the ordinary
This set is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults who appreciate excellent design. A new hands-on project for yourself, or the ideal gift for a motorsport fan, this LEGO Technic building kit provides an immersive build with a beautiful display model to enjoy.

  • Immerse yourself in the exciting world of endurance racing, creating your own displayable LEGO® Technic™ model version of the iconic Ferrari 488 GTE racing car.
  • Authentic features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons, and a functioning steering wheel.
  • With original race stickers and a faithful color scheme, the LEGO® Technic™ Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) will take pride of place in the home or office of any motorsport fan.
  • A rewarding building project for adults and an inspired birthday or special occasion gift for anyone who loves endurance racing, Ferrari racing cars, and motorsport.
  • Model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long, and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide.

WATCH: LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278) Designer Video

After making its official debut a couple of weeks ago, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video for its next modular set, the LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278). LEGO Designer Chris McVeigh gives us an inside tour of the Police Station (10278), and its neat little secrets waiting to be revealed. Watch this.

The LEGO Creator Expert Police Station is the 16th modular set under the subtheme. It’s a long time coming actually, and a perfect addition to the ever-growing collection of modular sets that deserves a premium spot in your LEGO room or shelf.

Like those before it, the Police Station is more than just a modular set. In typical LEGO fashion, it tells a story amongst its minifigure characters, particularly with the mysterious Donut Thief. It boasts several play features including a winding staircase that passes through all its floors.  Aside from the Police Station itself, the set also has an adjacent Donut Shop, an apartment, annex, and a newsstand.

LEGO Creator Expert Police Station
The LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278) features a winding staircase that passes all through its three floors.
LEGO Creator Expert Police Station
What are the secrets that this newspaperman is hiding?

LEGO fans will notice that this set also offers several new recolored LEGO pieces, including some new decorated elements. As mentioned by LEGO Graphic Designer Ashwin Visser, these include a prominently displayed 1×4 plate with a printed police sign, two printed round tiles for the Donut Shop, and a new 2×2 square tile newspaper among others. What is also interesting is the use of several LEGO Minecraft wolf headpieces for the building’s cornice and the 1×3 inverted bow in new colors. The set also boasts five new minifigures, including ’40s-era Police Officers.

LEGO Creator Expert Police Station
Some of the new recolored pieces that are introduced in the LEGO Creator Expert Police Station.

The LEGO Creative Expert Police Station (10278) is slated to arrive exclusively via LEGO Shop@Home and at LEGO brand stores starting January 1, 2021. It clocks in at 2,923 pieces and will retail for $199.99 USD.

Will this set make it to your LEGO wishlist for 2021? Let us know in the comments below.