New LEGO Ideas Contest: Build United!

LEGO Ideas has launched another contest with plenty of cool prizes up for grabs. To celebrate the release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272), this next LEGO Ideas contest encourages all LEGO builders to come up with their most creative way of showing support to the famous Red Devils in LEGO brick form. Build United! is now currently in its Submission Phase which began last January 16. The deadline for submission of entries will be February 20, 2020, at 6 AM EST.  Read on for more details.

LEGO Ideas Contest: Build United!

Old Trafford has been given the LEGO® treatment, could you do the same with anything and everything Manchester United? We’re looking for goal recreations, brick-built badges, or even player statues! It doesn’t matter what it is, so long as it celebrates The Red Devils!

If you’re the Grand Prize winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:  

LEGO Ideas Contest

Two Runner Up winners will each receive:    

Head on over to the contest page to read the contest rules and get started. 


Here’s Your Chance to Vote for the Next LEGO Star Wars UCS Set

Its a bit unusual, but the LEGO Ideas platform has announced a new contest that will let LEGO fans choose (or vote to be exact) for the next LEGO Star Wars UCS set. As of to date, LEGO has 26 unique LEGO Star Wars UCS sets – not including re-releases – under its belt, and launching this LEGO Ideas Fan Vote is their way of paying it forward to the LEGO Star Wars faithful. Especially that the subtheme is marking its 20th anniversary at this turn of the decade.

The LEGO Ideas Fan Vote – Help choose one of the next Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars LEGO Sets narrows the voting choices down into three UCS candidates based on the most iconic starships that roamed the Star Wars galaxy.

 The Nebulon B Escort Frigate
The 2005 LEGO Ideas Nebulon-B Escort Frigate product idea by LDiEgo represents an earlier attempt to give this starship the official LEGO treatment.

First appearing in The Empire Strikes Back and later in Return of the Jedi, there have been a few large-scale LEGO MOCs that took the challenge of recreating this Rebel-reformed Imperial starship. LEGO is yet to release its official version of the Nebulon B Escort Frigate, so voting for a brick-built replica of this massive ship brings us closer to the possibility of seeing one.

TIE Bomber
The LEGO Star Wars TIE Bomber (4479) was the very first LEGO model of this Imperial heavyweight released in 2003.

I think the TIE Bomber is one of the most underrepresented starships in the LEGO Star Wars franchise. After its first appearance as an official LEGO set back in 2003 in the form of the TIE Bomber (4479), it never had a rehashed version of any kind in almost 17 years.  Seeing a  larger, LEGO version of this TIE big brother is certainly a welcomed gesture.

Republic Gunship
The LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship (75021) is the largest LEGO set of its kind as of to date.

This relic from the Star Wars prequel has already enjoyed two brick renditions from LEGO since the Republic Gunship (7163) was first released 18 years ago, followed by set 75021 in 2013. Though I wish that this third slot was given to another candidate, I guess there is still a large following for this artifact from the Attack of the Clones.

The deadline to cast your votes is on January 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CEST (4 a.m. EST).  Be sure to head over at the Voting Page to have your vote counted. And while waiting for the votes to come in, be sure to check out the latest LEGO Star Wars sets now out at LEGO Shop@Home.

Do you have other Star Wars vehicles and ships that you wish to have the LEGO Star Wars UCS treatment? Let us know in the comments below.

Winners of the $100,000 LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge Announced

Back in September last year, LEGO in partnership with Amazon has launched the LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge Powered by Alexa calling all talented LEGO Mindstorms builders and programmers to come up with their coolest and brick-built robots operated and controlled by Amazon’s Alexa. After almost 4 months of review, the results are in with six Finalists and one Grand Winner bringing home the title of being the Ultimate LEGO Mindstorms Champion. Watch the video demos of the winning entries.

Finalist – Smart Susan

Everybody loves a tea party but many can’t afford a butler so this entry into the 13 – 17-year-old Creators category transformed the Lazy Susan into a Smart Susan.


Finalist – LEGO MINDSTORMS Puppy Training using Alexa Voice Control

Get the ultimate puppy owner experience: build a LEGO MINDSTORMS puppy and teach the puppy the basic commands using Alexa.


Finalist – LEGO MINDSTORMS Wafflebot with Amazon Alexa

You talk to a robot about waffles, then the robot MAKES YOU WAFFLES.


Finalist – Paige Turner

An Alexa voice-controlled, LEGO MINDSTORMS robot that can read and turn pages of books for the visually impaired.


Finalist – Amazing Amazon Alexa’s Magic Show (feat. LEGO MINDSTORMS)

Amazing Amazon Alexa teams up with the Legendary LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 to perform an amazing magic show.


Finalist – Sky Finder

Explore space with this LEGO MINDSTORMS gadget and ask Alexa to show you the locations of planets, stars and even galaxies.


And the Grand Prize goes to… can you guess? To our favorite LEGO Technic Master builder and LEGO Ideas fan designer Jason Allemann. Known as JKBrickworks in the LEGO fan community, Jason impressed the contest’s judges with his super fun and engaging Game Station. If you recall, Jason is also the genius behind the previously released LEGO sets such as the LEGO Ideas Maze (21305) back in 2016, and the Pop-Up Book (21315). His latest accomplishment as the overall winner of the LEGO Mindstorms Voice Challenge further cements his title as one of the most talented and brilliant LEGO builders of all time. Check out winning entry below, and again congratulations to all the winners!

Grand Prize – Game Station

Challenge yourself and your friends with interactive games powered by Alexa.



LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck Achieves 10K Support

Following the first LEGO Ideas product idea to qualify for the First 2020 Review Stage, we now have another entry to garner 10K support from LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck by BrickinNick now shares the stage with Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane to become a possible set LEGO set later on.

LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck

The LEGO Ideas Tesla Cybertruck is based on Elon Musk’s vision of a ‘cyberpunk’ electric vehicle that is touted to have “better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car”. This brick rendition by BrickinNick attempts to replicate this vision by adding certain play features such as a working frunk (front trunk) or hood and tailgate functions similar to its real-life counterpart. He also upped the ante with this product idea by adding functional side doors, a mini-Tesla Cybertruck, Cyberquad, and a ramp.

Read on for the complete description of this product idea.

LEGO Ideas Cybertruck
“Better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car” – Tesla Motors
The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most polarizing vehicles ever. And it’s an all-electric one at that. As a long-time electric vehicle (EV) fan, I was excited for Tesla to be bringing out their own “Cyberpunk” inspired pickup truck. So much so, that I decided to build my own. Together, we can bring this crazy all-electric vehicle to LEGO fans all over the world!
About the build…
While it’s design may not be for everyone, many different elements and functions of the Cybertruck lend themselves well to an electrifying LEGO build. At this time, only the frunk (front trunk) and tailgate function. Opening passenger doors, a full interior, fold or slide-out ramp, opening charging ports, steering, suspension, the Tesla ATV, and more could all be integrated (and are being worked on for future project updates) making for an incredibly fun building experience. LEGO motorization could even turn this into a truly all-electric vehicle in brick form!
Dimensions: 35.6 cm L x 15.2 cm W x 12.7 cm H (14″ L x 6″ W x 5″ H)
Why will this make for a great LEGO set?
Tesla’s mission has always been to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This aligns with the LEGO Group’s goal of sustainability and leaving a positive impact on the planet. As of yet, EVs have only been marginally represented in the LEGO set catalog. The striking yet fun design of this LEGO Cybertruck would be an amazing way to get kids and adults alike excited about EVs and all the good they can do for our environment.

LEGO Masters US Will Be Joined By Other Celebrity LEGO Fans

LEGO and Fox are adding more excitement to its grandest reality TV show. LEGO Masters US will not just be hosted by Batman himself, Will Arnett, but he will be joined by other celebrity guests that are also equally passionate about the LEGO brick.

Other than the awesome cast and contestants, the show’s episodes will see be overseen by lead judge and Senior LEGO Designer Jamie Berard plus celebrities such as Mayim Bialik, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, and LEGO Movie writers/directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

The first episode of LEGO Masters US will air on Wednesday, February. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). What we know so far based on this press release is that there will be a Star Wars-themed, Story Book-themed, and Movie Genres-themed episodes along the way which was never done before during the previous seasons of LEGO Masters. Read on for the full press release.


Mayim Bialik, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer and “The LEGO Movie” Writers and Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to Guest-Star Throughout Season

Special Appearance by BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2 in a “Star Wars™”-Themed Episode

LEGO Masters US
LEGO MASTERS: Upcoming guest star Terry Crews (R) with host Will Arnett (L) and contestant Aaron (C) in LEGO MASTERS, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

New competition series LEGO® MASTERS has announced celebrity guests, including Mayim Bialik, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer and “The LEGO Movie” writers and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. These special guests will join host Will Arnett throughout the show’s premiere season, debuting Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), immediately following the Season Three time period premiere of THE MASKED SINGER (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX.

Actress and producer Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) will help the contestants pair LEGO-building expertise with their knowledge of the universe in a space-themed episode.

LEGO Masters US
LEGO MASTERS: Upcoming guest star Mayim Bialik (C) with host Will Arnett (R) and judge Jamie Bernard (L) in LEGO MASTERS, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) steps in to help Arnett encourage the contestants in a “Good vs. Evil” challenge that has major implications on the competition moving forward, while Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”) comes to set to facilitate great LEGO storytelling in a “Story Book”-themed episode.

“Star Wars” fans will not want to miss some extra special guests in the “Star Wars”-themed episode of LEGO MASTERS, during which Arnett and guests BB-8, C3PO and R2-D2 challenge the contestants to build their own droids and replicate iconic scenes inspired by the beloved film franchise.

Additionally, renowned film and television writers, directors and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“The LEGO Movie”), who also are LEGO connoisseurs, provide an assist in a “Movie Genres”-themed episode.

LEGO MASTERS: L-R: Upcoming guest stars Phil Lord and Chris Miller in LEGO MASTERS, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Anthony Dominici will executive-produce the FOX series, along with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America; Karen Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesday’s Child; and Jill Wilfert and Robert May from The LEGO Group. Will Arnett also serves as an executive producer.

LEGO MASTERS will be produced by Endemol Shine North America, Plan B and Tuesday’s Child, under license from The LEGO® Group, for The LEGO® Group.


Source: WXXV 25

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Product Qualifiers Announced

It has been a while since I last visited the LEGO Ideas community, not because I lacked the interest (I’ve always been a fan of original LEGO creations coming from the community), but with so many things going on in this side of LEGO fandom its kind of hard to keep pace at times. So when the announcement finally came in rounding up the final list of LEGO fan submissions that got that overwhelming 10K support during the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Qualifying Period, I just need to put the spotlight on these cool brick creations.

Let’s take a quick look at these 12 qualifiers and what we can expect from them.

Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen

The Queen: I Want to Break Free


Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary


The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti


Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project


LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas


The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda


The Huascar by aldrin


Winter Chalet by sdrnet

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas


Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217


Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas


Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley


The LEGO Ideas Review Team will surely have a bit of a challenge in determining which among these original creations will eventually end up on store shelves as the next official LEGO Ideas set. They’re all excellent in themselves and we even have our own favorites such as the Clockwork Aquarium and its fun play features. We just have to wait and see until the Review Stage is concluded sometime during the third quarter of the year.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

We’re also waiting for the LEGO Ideas Review Team to wrap things up with the Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and hopefully, we can get a final word from them during the next few days in which among the ten sets from this batch will emerge as the next LEGO Ideas set.

Which among these Third 2019 LEGO Ideas product qualifiers are your favorites? Which do you think will emerge as the victor? Share us what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Masters US Contestants Officially Revealed

Fox has officially introduced the 10 pairs of contestants who will be joining the next season of the grandest LEGO reality TV contest on the planet. With 20 of the most talented brick-builders in the country, including our very own newlyweds Tyler and Amy Clites, LEGO Masters US, is set to air on-screen on February  5, 2020. Check out the names and brief bio of our next wave of LEGO Masters aspirants.

The Bearded Builders – Boone & Mark

LEGO Masters US

Age: 35 | 35
Home Towns: Troutdale, OR | Oregon City, OR
Occupations: Pre-K Teacher | HVAC Installer
Strengths: Technical builds, tall buildings & structures, apocalyptic worlds.


East Coast Bricksters – Mel & Jermaine

Age: 39 | 37
Home Towns: Glen Burnie, MD | Bronx, NY
Occupations: Law Enforcement | Technical Cell Phone Consultant Team Strengths: Great storytellers, tall skyscraper buildings.


The Unicorns – Krystle & Amie

LEGO Masters US

Age: 34 | 34
Home Towns: Dallas, TX | Dallas, TX
Occupations: Special Ed Teacher | Software Engineer
Strengths: Great storytelling, character assembly, recreation builds, motor and gear functions.


Father & Son BFFs – Manny & Nestor

Age: 35 | 65
Home Towns: Bethlehem, PA | Bethlehem, PA
Occupations: Barber | Retired Truck Driver
Strengths: Organic builds, technical motor builds, storytelling, minifig character development.


Brothers Who Brick – Travis & Corey

LEGO Masters US

Age: 29 | 34
Home Towns: Irvington, NJ | Monmouth Junction, NJ
Occupations: Preschool Teacher | LEGO Engineering Instructor
Strengths: Creativity & ingenuity,  speed, cityscape, buildings, color contrast, brotherly support.


The Eccentrics – Sam & Jessica

Age: 45 | 29
Home Towns: Los Angeles, CA | Redding, CT
Occupations: Set Builder | Artist
Strengths: Ingenuity, storytelling


Married Thespians – Flynn & Richard

LEGO Masters US

Age: 52 | 52
Home Towns: Oakland, CA | Oakland, CA
Occupations: LEGO Engineering Teacher K-6 | Theatrical Lighting Designer/Sales
Strengths: Artistic Look / Storytelling / Composition / EV3 builds with sensors and motors


“The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God” – Jessie & Kara

Age: 47 | 49
Home Towns: Captain Cook, HI | Rogers, MO
Occupations: Office Manager for a Psychiatrist | Retail Manager, Landscape Company
Strengths: Knowledge of a variety of LEGO bricks, team communication, focus


The Newlyweds – Tyler and Amy

LEGO Masters US

Age: 32 I 28
Home Towns: Brandon, FL | Brandon, FL
Occupations: Model Designer | Piano Teacher
Strengths: Sculpting – capturing shape & movement, resourcefulness.

LEGO Masters US will be hosted by LEGO Batman himself, Will Arnett. Teams of two will be battling it out against the most insane brick-building challenges ever thought of, and our ten teams must impress the most demanding judges that the show ever had. It is yet to be announced who will be the judges for this next season of LEGO Masters, and while waiting for February 5 to arrive, be sure to claim your FREE LEGO Masters shopping bag at your local LEGO Store or at LEGO Shop@Home to show your support for the show. I will definitely look forward to Tyler and Amy’s creations and the many surprises that the other contestants have in store. Stay tuned!

Cruise The Brick Streets With This Upcoming LEGO Ideas Vintage Car GWP Set

Back in October, LEGO Ideas launched its next brick-building contest encouraging LEGO fans to create their best version of a vintage car that will cruise the streets of your LEGO Modular sets. If you recall back in May, we get to see our first fan-inspired gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335). And this time around the LEGO fan community has spoken once again, with the selection of our next GWP set. So after several months of gathering fan support and votes, we now get to see which among the entries will now become the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car gift-with-purchase set. Congratulations to Versteinert for bagging the Grand Prize with his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC with a total of 1,449 LEGO fans voting for the said entry. Check out his sleek and sassy creation, together with the rest of the contest’s Runner Up entries.

Grand Prize Winner

Aedelsten deluxe by Versteinert


Runner Up Winners

Classic Classy Vintage Car by Schwimpyy
LEGO Ideas Vintage Car
Vintage LEGO Delivery Truck by TJJohn12

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

Vintage Ice Cream Truck by Gallen B

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

Big Earl’s Delivery Truck by Manulit

Trucking like it’s 1939 by raimo

Other than having the bragging rights of being the next LEGO fan designer, the grand prize winner gets to bring home a couple of LEGO modular sets, together with some of LEGO’s most loved gift-with-purchase set from previous years.

Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • The exclusive opportunity to have your model transformed into a new LEGO Gift with Purchase set 
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage 
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner 
  • LEGO 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus (2018 BrickHeadz set) 
  • LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 5005255 Jurassic World Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40338 Christmas Tree (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • A LEGO Ideas Tote Bag 
Runner Ups will receive:
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner  
  • LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with Purchase)  
  • A LEGO Ideas Tote Bag

Again, congratulations to all the winners!

LEGO Batman’s Will Arnett To Host LEGO Masters US

Last July, LEGO fans in the US were thrilled to hear the news that the ultimate LEGO reality TV show is now finally picked up by FOX and it looks like it’s even getting better. LEGO and Fox Broadcasting have finally announced and welcomed onboard the host of the upcoming LEGO Masters US TV show. I have some initial guesses including Chris Pratt and even David Beckham. And I’m delighted to hear that it will finally be LEGO Batman himself – Will Arnett – who will be at the helm of this highly intense LEGO reality TV show.

The multi-talented actor behind LEGO Batman’s brooding voice will bring this contest to an all-new level of brick intensity when he guides pairs of brick contenders beginning February 5. According to FOX, “The series will feature pairs of LEGO enthusiasts facing off in unbelievable brick-building challenges. Throughout the competition, Arnett, alongside expert judges, will encourage the builders, introduce incredible challenges and put the creations to the test until one duo is crowned LEGO Masters.”

The actor behind the brooding voice of LEGO Batman will be hosting the toughest LEGO-inspired reality TV show on FOX – the LEGO Masters US.

LEGO Masters has been a huge success both in the UK and Australia and is expected to have a warm welcome from millions of LEGO fans across the US. A website has been launched last July to facilitate auditions for the TV show, but my guess is that the roster is already complete and we will get to hear the final list of LEGO Masters US contestants anytime soon. Personally, I’m hoping to see Tyler and Sean join the fray, but I guess we will soon find out.

Similar to their UK and Australian counterparts, LEGO Masters US will stretch the limits of our builder-contenders as they figure their way out of the craziest, nearly-impossible LEGO building tasks that will be thrown at them. We’re still yet to see who will be given the most daunting task of judging these creations. For LEGO Masters Australia for example, the arduous task was given to Australian LEGO Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. It was definitely not an easy task being the show’s judge and we’ll have to see to whom this sobering mantle will fall in.

Are you excited about LEGO Masters US? Who do you think will make it to the final cut? Let me know what you think in the comments below.


Additional source: The Wrap

Classic LEGO Pirates Are Back With The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

The First 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Results are on a roll. After the announcement of the now approved LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street and LEGO Ideas Playable Piano, it looks like LEGO fans are on to a nostalgic pirate trip in this next approved 10K project, the LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay.

LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

Originally designed by Spanish audio-visual artist Pablo Jimenez (aka Bricky_Brick over at LEGO Ideas), the LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay is a modular set that every fan of the classic LEGO Pirates will surely want to have. It has been four years ago when LEGO released its last pirate-inspired sets since the theme’s inception way back in 1989. Undoubtedly, this is one of LEGO’s most beloved and successful original creations, and seeing the LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay finally becoming a reality as an official LEGO set seems to be long overdue. The best part of it is that the brick-built pirate fortress follows a modular design similar to the likes of the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310).

LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

Pablo’s original design clocks in at somewhere between 2,550 to 2,650 pieces and includes seven (7) pirate minifigures. It also features four (4) interchangeable levels that highlight some of the things that a sea-loving pirate would love to do: having a hearty meal, manning the cannons, and planning their next adventure on the high seas.

The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay

Prepare the cannons sailors, you have to defend the bay!

Welcome to the impregnable pirate fortress, house of Red beard, many sailors fear these waters, the most dangerous pirates make their stop here. Be careful not to be locked in jail or possibly the only place you can be, as long as you do not find the secret exit.

There is a rumor, they say that there is a treasure map, it is believed that it is below the canteen, many of them are looking for the treasure but none of them have yet achieved it. Will you be able to find it?

It is time to return to the classics and what better than this super bastion built on shipwrecks, with traps like the pendular anchor that warns unexpected visitors and the dog and the monkey guardian. The food is delicious in our tavern, many pirates only stop to eat here. In this small pirate town we find a small farm with pigs and chickens, lobsters crabs and fish, also delight this area.

A Modular set that includes 7 minifigures and: 1 monkey, 1 scorpion, 3 crabs, 3 hens, two pigs, 3 parrots, a shark, and a dog.

The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay is tentatively scheduled for release some time next year, and with two other equally impressive LEGO Ideas sets that go along with it, 2020 is certainly a great year to be a LEGO Ideas fan. Again, our warmest congratulations to Pablo Jimenez and to all who made this next LEGO set possible.