For LEGO builders, the second Sunday from now would be the prime time to make something decorative. After all, that’s Easter Sunday. One can’t help but assemble a bunny or chicken to celebrate the occasion. You can even try LEGO’s official Easter 2019 seasonal sets, like the Chick BrickHeadz (40350) or the Chicken Pod (853958).
But perhaps you prefer the more “traditional” Easter animal, the bunny. There was a BrickHeadz set (40271), but that was last year. Perhaps you’d prefer to just make one not from a set. But maybe you’d like a guide so you’d know what to do.
Then perhaps we at The Brick Show can help you out in our Shop. Newly listed in our current offerings is a nice LEGO Easter Bunny building instruction. It’s been graciously supplied to us by Build Better Bricks. If you think the 2018 Bunny BrickHeadz (40271) was too ostentatious, then maybe this you’ll like better.
As you can see on our Brick Show Shop, the Easter Bunny by Build Better Bricks is a no-frills construction. We have the bunny itself and an Easter egg. That’s it. It should be an easy assembly job. And the best thing is, the instructions for the build are free!
Go ahead and get an early start on your Easter LEGO décor by downloading the instructions PDF for the Easter Bunny courtesy of Build Better Bricks. Just add to your cart and check it out. While you’re there, have a look at our other listings.
The arguable summit of fandom celebration for the “Star Wars” franchise within a year will take off in full force next week, as Chicago plays host to the annual Star Wars Celebration. There will be plenty of media panels for all existing and upcoming “Star Wars” media, not to mention exclusive merchandise for avid collectors.
As we already know, LEGO has its own stake in the exclusive merch. This is the special LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227). Only a select number of these will be acquirable by lottery during Star Wars Celebration, while the rest of the limited numbers will be made available only to Target REDCard members.
But what about those who can’t make it to Chicago bon April 11-16 or don’t have a Target REDCard? LEGO can help with that. The 327 pieces that are assembled to form the Vader Bust (75227) are mostly common LEGO. So what if you only need to know which pieces are needed, and steps on how to put them together?
As of now, the official parts list and instructions sheet has been made available by LEGO. That’s event ahead of the LEGO Star Wars Vader Bust (75227) set coming out on the Star Wars Celebration Chicago event and Target RedCARD.
The official instructions are rendered in PDF form and hosted on LEGO’s website, we know of this courtesy of our fellow LEGO news source The Brick Fan. We salute them.
In late November, LEGO tested out a new product line through an unconventional avenue, the Indiegogo crowd-funding platform. Their campaign was stupendously successful, with the hybrid brick-and-colored-skin building system appealing massively to AFOLs. Preorders of the LEGO Forma limited sets were off the charts, it’s no wonder they’re uncommon now.
For those who were interested in trying out the LEGO Forma sets but didn’t manage to get in the preordering blitz, here’s good news. LEGO has decided to make available the uniform building instructions for the sets online. The instructions, in PDF form, detail how to make the internal mechanics and base using Technic pieces.
After all, the LEGO Forma build is simply the articulated “skeleton” of an aquatic animal, supported by a base with a manual mechanism that causes the framework to “swim.” Over the LEGO skeleton goes a variation of paper skins colored to look like anything from Japanese koi to a shark.
Wouldn’t you know it, LEGO has that covered too. Also available for download are PDFs of the aforementioned Forma skinvariations. Simply print the patterns on sturdy paper, the go wild on the whiteness with your choice of colors. It’s this sort of creative potential that’s enamored AFOLs with Forma.
LEGO hasn’t made any announcements on when there might be new releases of Forma sets in the future. Until then however, fans can build their own colorful brick-and-skin fishes using the instructions and patterns provided.
We’re literally counting the days away before the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part finally hit theaters on Friday, and LEGO is building up on the excitement with this next reveal. We know that there will be additional LEGO Movie 2 sets coming this summer and this time, LEGO has uploaded its next round of building instructions via its servers, pointing to the fact that our next LEGO BrickHeadz sets will be dedicated to the sequel’s main characters. They’re not listed yet at shop.LEGO.com as of this posting, but LEGO was kind enough to upload the building instructions for these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz, particularly, Emmet (41634), WyldStyle (41635), Benny (41636), and Sweet Mayhem (41637).
Most LEGO fans will probably agree that one of the selling points of these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz sets are the unique, printed parts that come with them. Benny (41636) for example features a unique 1×2 tile that features a worn out, classic Space logo print. This nostalgic tile is a centerpiece for any LEGO Space fan and collector. Sweet Mayhem’s BrickHeadz version is also noteworthy – I like the particular details on her helmet, and the unique parts that go with this set as well, such as the white laser pistol and the new bright purple heart tile piece, both were first introduced in LEGO Movie 2 sets.
Since their building instructions are now listed online, we can expect that these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz sets will be released soon. Will keep a close eye on these sets, and let us know if you spot them on toy shelves. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the heads up.
Though the chance of the LEGO Asia-exclusive sets Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) arriving in US LEGO Stores is close to none, LEGO was kind enough to give us the opportunity to build our own. The LEGO Customer Service portal was updated once again, and the building instructions for these regional exclusive sets are now uploaded for everyone to use. These Asia-exclusive sets are understandably gaining a following among the LEGO community, considering their thoughtful design and attention to detail. The cultural references to the festivities involving the celebration of the Chinese New Year are quite spot on.
These sets are considerably large in themselves. For example, the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) consists of a total of five bags with 615 parts in total. For most LEGO builders, the selling point for this set is its interesting range for colorful printed tiles, especially those found on the dinner table. Of particular interest is the printed 1×2 tile that shows a pair of chopsticks and a spoon. It also has its share of its stickers, particularly those found inside the build representing family photos. You may download the building instructions for the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) set right here.
The second set, Dragon Dance (80102) offers a wider range of play features similar to what was introduced in LEGO Forma sets. It comes in 622 parts placed in four bags. Since 2019 marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac calendar, it’s quite clever of LEGO to throw in the Piggy Guy Collectible minifigure from 2014’s LEGO CMF Series 12. Additionally, the collection of festive minifigs dressed in brightly red, dragon-inspired clothes make the Dragon Dance (80102) a must have for collectors. If you wish to build your own Dragon Dance set then be sure to check its building instructions from this link.
Another of these LEGO Asia-exclusive sets is also slated to be released in the first quarter of the year in the form of the still-to-be-revealed LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103), loaded with a huge amount of minifigs – 15 in all. Watermarked preliminary images of this set can be found on eBay if you want to take a look. Both the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102) sets are currently available in LEGO certified stores in Malaysia and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region. It is also currently offered at shop.LEGO.com’s Korean portal. If you’re located outside of Asia, then your choices are quite limited if you wish to add this set to your collection. You may try to check with third-party resellers such as those found on eBayif you wish to get these sets.
LEGO Minecraft is here to stay this 2019! And other than the introduction of new, larger buildable figures of Steve, Alex, and a Minecraft Skeleton, LEGO now introduces its very first LEGO Minecraft polybag with the Steve and Creeper (30393) polybag set. This particular polybag adds to the roster of other sets due to be released this year – particularly those coming from the LEGO City, LEGO Movie 2, and LEGO Marvel themes – whose building instructions were found online by Brickset.
This is a very welcomed gesture from LEGO since the Minecraft theme has been sorely lacking from polybags since its introduction 6 years ago. The LEGO Minecraft Steve and Creeper (30393) polybag features the typical Steve with a sword accessory, and a Creeper minifig, including a buildable TNT box. This simple build also comes with a play feature that allows builders to ‘launch’ the TNT by pushing a lever connected to a Technic pin. Like any other polybag set, this is also a great opportunity to have these two LEGO Minecraft minifigures added to your collection without breaking the bank. For your reference, here are the building instructions for this polybag.
Details are scant though as of this posting, regarding the availability of the LEGO Minecraft Steve and Creeper (30393) polybag, and my guess is that it may be a part of an upcoming promotional at LEGO stores and LEGO Shop@HOme. I’ll keep you posted as more info comes in. Be sure to check out as well the rest of this year’s LEGO Minecraft sets. Just click on the links below for more info at shop.LEGO.com
It looks like the wave of new 2019 polybags is not yet over. Hot off the heels of the new LEGO City and LEGO Movie 2 polybags, comes another mini build straight from the Spiderverse. The building instructions for the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler (30451) can now be found online via LEGO’s Customer Service webpage. As you may have noticed, it is a smaller replica of the larger Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler (76114) set. This Mini Spider Crawler (30451) polybag also comes as our first polybag in 2019 under the new Spider-Man subtheme.
Coming in at more than 70 pieces, this new for 2019 LEGO Marvel Superheroes polybag features the newly designed Spider-Man minifigure (a cost-effective way to catch Spidey’s new minifig, by the way), with a much smaller arachnid build. 3 or 4 smaller builds of this Mini Spider Crawler (30451) goes perfectly well with its larger counterpart if you wish to create a brood of fearsome spider mech. There seem to be no special parts included in this polybag, save for Spidey’s minifig. So if in case you want to give it a try and build your own army of Mini Spider Crawlers, then check out its building instructions below. Thanks once again to Brickset for the heads up.
The LEGO Customer Service portal has uploaded another set of building instructions that you might find interesting. The building instructions to create the new LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) polybag can now be found online. This newest small and fun build is the third polybag set included in the new for 2019 line-up of LEGO city polybags following the Fire ATV (30361) and Sky Police Jetpack (30362)
The LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) comes in approximately 40 pieces and includes a popcorn vending guy minifigure, a popcorn cart that comes with a ‘popping’ popcorn play feature and a nicely printed 1×1 brick element for the popcorn box. I’m not really sure, but I think the 1×1 printed brick is new for this one, and the excellent use of the rare cartwheels similar to that to the Hot Dog Stand (30356) is a welcome bonus for collectors and builders. The design of Popcorn Cart also reminds me of some of the arcade builds offered at our official storefront, the Brick Show Shop, with some modifications of course. Check out the building instructions below for the rest of the parts.
Needless to say, this new LEGO City Popcorn Cart (30364) will be a cool addition to your LEGO City carnival or park MOC. Keep an eye for this polybag at your local Walmart or LEGO brand stores, and let us know if you spot on the wild. Thanks again to Brickset for the heads up.
LEGO has once again updated its servers to include not just a ton of images, but also a great deal of building instructions for new, LEGO Movie 2 polybags. If you recall, we’ve already reported some of these polybags beginning with the very first one that was spotted in the wild, the Mini Master-Building MetalBeard (30528) polybag. Stumbled upon by Brickset via LEGO Customer Service, we can now have the chance to recreate these fun, little builds ahead of the film’s debut in cinemas next month. Just click on the following link to download the instructions in PDF format directly from the LEGO Customer Service (Building Instructions) portal. For the rest of the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in sets, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com
Similar to MetalBeard’s polybag version, the Mini Master-Building Emmet (30529) also comes in three variants: a Car, Crane, and a Robot. Again, you must have three separate polybags of this set if you wish to build all three of them separately.
As we begin the Christmas holidays, the cast of The LEGO Movie 2 has now joined LEGO’s #BuildToGive campaign for this year. As announced in the November LEGO Store Calendar, LEGO’s Build To Give charity drive seeks to give 500,000 children in need worldwide with their very own LEGO gift this holiday season. The campaign is gaining more and more supporters since its launch earlier this month as shown by the numerous uploads by fans over at LEGO’s Build to Give website. But it’s not only fans who are helping LEGO reach this 500K goal, but Emmet, Lucy, Benny and the rest of The LEGO Movie 2 cast is also pitching in their support for #BuildToGive in this latest promotional video.
This short video features already known The LEGO Movie 2 characters such as Emmet, Lucy, Rex and his dino assistant, Benny, MetalBeard, and Unikitty. Even the enigmatic Sweet Mayhem couldn’t resist joining in and spreading the love.
If you wish to help in sharing some brick-building fun to needy kids around the globe, then simply download the instructions available at the LEGO #BuildToGive website, create your own holiday ornament, snap an image of your creation and share it via social media with the caption #BuildToGive.
These easy-to-follow instructions are made with common LEGO bricks and pieces that you may already have at home. And of course, you’re not limited with these builds and you’re always free to create your own personalized Christmas ornament. Just be sure to add #BuildToGive so a child in need of play can benefit from it. Alternately, you can also visit your nearby LEGO Store and inquire on how to participate in this campaign.
The #BuildToGive charity campaign is part of LEGO’s Community Engagement Program, while The LEGO Movie 2 is slated to land on theaters in the US on February 8, 2019.