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.
The clock is ticking fast,and in case you haven’t notice because of the stellar Brick Friday deals that LEGO Shop@Home is now offering, Build Better Bricks is also running its Black Friday deals in all of its building instructions and kits. All items – as in EVERYTHING – in the B3 website are absolutely at 25% off from their original price. From their latest custom LEGO Nintendo sets, to new holiday themes such as a custom Santa and Grinch busts and other custom LEGO parts, this is the best time to get those building projects up and ready. Needless to say, it’s a great time to finish that MOC you’re working on with Build Better Bricks Black Friday deals.
Simply head over to Build Better Bricks website and enter the code BLACKFRIDAY upon checkout. Or for a more convenient brick-shopping spree, simply click ACTIVATE to enable the automatic 25% discount on n all purchases. The only catch is you have to hurry until supplies last throughout Black Friday.
They might be ending soon, but the appeal of the LEGO BrickHeadz theme is still very much alive and kicking, especially with this original creation from LEGO fan builder stormythos. To celebrate the most ghoulishly fun day of the year, stormythos came up with his own BrickHeadz version of a Brick-O’-Lantern which will make Freddy and Jason blush with envy. These two horror icons by the way, were also nicely rendered in LEGO BrickHeadz form by stormythos, so you may want to check his Instagram account and hit that like button.
The best part of this is that stormythos was kind enough to share the building instructions for free. If you want a quick and worry-free building experience in making this custom LEGO BrickHeadz Brick-O’-Lantern, then you’ll be pleased to know that all the parts needed to build this MOC can be found in LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597). If you want to get the exact same pieces that stormythos used, then getting the Go Brick Me set is the sure way to go. It is still available at LEGO Shop@Home and at your nearest LEGO Store, and now might be the best time to get it since you can still qualify for Double VIP points which will be ending today. However, if you already have the existing pieces then all you have to do is to get those hands busy.
You may download the building instructions for this custom LEGO BrickHeadz Brick-O’-Lantern right here. Thanks once again to stormythos for being kind enough to share these instructions to all brick-loving people.
If you recall from last July, the LEGO Store in Taiwan offered a promotional gift to celebrate the brick’s 60th year anniversary. The limited edition LEGO 60th Anniversary Commemorative Pen Holder is a nice brick-built table or desktop accessory that you can flaunt to show your love for the iconic LEGO brick. Designed by Hongkong’s only LEGO Certified Professional Andy Hung, this set was given away for free at the LEGO Store in Taiwan together with a qualifying purchase.
If you are impressed about this set as much as I do, and you are not fortunate enough to be located at this side of the globe, then you might be glad to know that you now have a chance to make your very own commemorative pen holder to deck any AFOL’s workspace. Thanks to the efforts of the Brickfinder and the support of generous LEGO fans, we now have access to the set’s building instructions.
You may download the building instructions for the LEGO Red Brick Stationary and Mobile Phone Stand right here. Though there is no parts inventory included, it is relatively easy to determine the parts you need. Just be sure to check each individual page for the exact parts needed. As a last note, be sure to check out the Brickfinder’s blogpost for the rest of the building instructions for other limited edition LEGO heritage builds.
What do you get when you bring all the masters of the high seas together aboard a micro-fighter version of their iconic ships? You’ll get no less than a whirlpool of brick-building fun, and now on a much lower cost. Yep you heard it right – Build Better Bricksis currently running a sale where you can get all the building instructions to recreate these chibi-styled custom LEGO pirate ships inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean films, all for a lower price. You can get all four high quality building instructions of these micro-fighter styled ships for a discounted price of up to 20% off. To learn more about this offer, click here.
BUNDLE: CUSTOM LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN PIRATE SHIPS INSTRUCTIONS – ALL 4 FOR LOWER PRICE
Get all four of our custom designed LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean ships instructions and parts lists at a lower cost them buying them all individually.
The Queen Anne’s Revenge
The Black Pearl
The Flying Dutchman
The Silent Mary
Other than the building instructions to recreate these custom LEGO pirate ships, this bundle also includes a parts list and a Stud.io file for easy uploading and ordering of parts via Bricklink. On the other hand, if you wish to have one of the custom ships delivered at your home without going out of your way of ordering them, then you may want to check out B3’s custom LEGO The Flying Dutchman set complete with the necessary LEGO parts to build it. Happy building!