Disney+ Will Feature A Collection of LEGO Star Wars Animated Series

Disney is already paving the way for the arrival of its ambitious Disney+ streaming service that may prove to be a strong rival against the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Details are still scant as of the moment regarding the repertoire of its movies and series, but one thing that we can be sure of is that Star Wars fans will definitely get their money’s worth with all the exclusive Star Wars content that they have access to. This includes the much-awaited spin-off series The Mandalorian and additional content on The Clone Wars. To top it off, subscribers will have exclusive access to previous and upcoming LEGO Star Wars content all compiled in one convenient streaming service. This is at least what an eagle-eyed fan spotted and confirmed when a preview of the new Disney streaming service was released, together with some interesting collection of LEGO Star Wars animated series.

From what we can learn from this preview screenshot, it looks like that all of the LEGO Star Wars animated series featured in the service are those that are currently licensed under Disney. Rights for streaming or releasing other titles such as the LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles are still perhaps under Cartoon Network and negotiations are still in order for Disney to have full control over this franchise. What is certain is that newer LEGO Star Wars animated series such as LEGO Star Wars All Stars, The Freemaker Adventures, The Resistance Rises, and Droid Tales are now part of Disney+’s initial line-up.

With Disney having almost full control of its Star Wars properties, we can expect a lot of interesting content that will cater to every LEGO Star Wars out there in the galaxy. Disney+ is scheduled to launch on November 12 in the US and Canada, and on November 19 in Australia and New Zealand. Viewers can opt for a monthly subscription fee of $7 USD per month, or $70 USD per year.

Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads-up.

Oh Boy! This Custom LEGO Mickey Mouse Pays Homage to the Most Famous Disney Character of All Time

Perhaps it’s safe to say that Mickey Mouse is Disney’s most brick-rendered character ever since, well, we learned to play with LEGO bricks. Our good ol’ pal Mickey further cemented this title when LEGO and Disney entered into a partnership that gave us our first LEGO sets featuring the iconic mouse. Initially made available as part of LEGO’s Baby Theme, a predecessor to the LEGO Duplo line back in 2000, Mickey continued to be a part of LEGO sets that catered to budding preschool builders. However, during the past 3 to 4 years, LEGO made Mickey’s presence even more felt across its sets now catering to an older generation of LEGO fans who grew up with Disney’s main star. In 2016, we saw our very first LEGO Mickey Mouse minifigure in the LEGO Disney CMF (71012), and the massive LEGO Disney Castle (71040) This year, LEGO added another tribute to the legendary Disney character with the introduction of the LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie (21317) and the LEGO Disney CMF Series 2 (71024) both of which feature a vintage version of the star.

Furthermore, we also get to see a LEGO Mickey Mouse BrickHeadz edition which gives us our very first official brick-built version of the character. The LEGO fan community was likewise eager to showcase their own custom LEGO Mickey Mouse builds: from a Mecha Mickey Robo to a LEGO Mickey Mouse brick statue, LEGO fans can’t seem to have enough of the most famous mouse of all time.

This time around, Build Better Bricks also pays tribute to Mickey with its own brick-built version of the character while throwing in a couple of play features at the same time. B3’s LEGO Mickey Mouse is a whimsical take on the Disney star’s fun-loving and adventurous spirit. The way Mickey’s face and head turned out is really spot-on, making use of LEGO’s new rounded tiles. There are also a couple of legs and arms articulations that are featured in this original B3 creation which allows you to pose this custom LEGO Mickey Mouse in many different ways.

LEGO Mickey Mouse

It’s Mickey Mouse, the most iconic and famous cartoon character of all time. This LEGO model features lots of articulation and allows you to bring a little animation magic to the model. The face, eyes, hands, feet and buttons all make use of some of the new rounded tile pieces which are perfect for this model. Explore some of the fun techniques in the head which capture his iconic look. ~ Build Better Bricks

If you wish to try and build this original creation, then you may want to check Build Better Bricks’ website to purchase the instructions for building this MOC. Coming in at 262 pieces, this B3 original design may include parts that are not yet available in your parts inventory, so your purchase will also include a Stud.io file that allows you to seamlessly buy and transact over at Bricklink for those missing parts. This is also a good time to buy those building instructions that you want since B3 is running a buy 2 get 1 promotional. Hot dog! Happy building!

LEGO Disney Frozen 2 Sets Revealed

Disney’s sequel to its 2013 blockbuster hit is still slated to debut in cinemas in November, but it seems that LEGO is up and ready with its next wave of Disney tie-in sets. Since early February, it was already rumored that we will be seeing a handful of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets just before Triple Force Friday kicks in next month. And thanks to Russian online toy retailer Kockarium, we now have our first look at these six building sets – 4 regular sets and 2 that carries the 4+ subtheme. As of this posting, Kockarium seems to have taken down these images but not without them finding their way into mainstream LEGO fandom.

So before you take a look, be warned that their might be some minor spoilers ahead. These LEGO Disney Frozen 2 building sets don’t really reveal much about the plot points of the film, but it still quite interesting to speculate on how accurately these sets might portray the story in this animated sequel.

Enchanted Tree House (41164) – 49.99€; 302 pieces

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Anna’s Canoe (41165) – 19.99€; 108 pieces

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Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage (41166) – 29.99€; 116 pieces

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Arendelle Castle (41167) – 79.99€; 521 pieces

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Elsa’s Jewelry Box (41168) – 39.99€; 300 pieces

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Olaf (41169) – 14.99€; 122 pieces

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In addition, there will be an exclusive LEGO Frozen II Polybag at Wal-mart, Elsa’s Winter Throne (30553).

Here Are New LEGO Sets to Watch Out For This September

LEGO Shop@Home has now made available a handful of new LEGO sets this September, most of which are nice enough for your first-day buy. Starting this month, fans can add to their cart the latest LEGO Ideas set based on the hit 90’s TV sitcom, FRIENDS – the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). For LEGO Disney fans, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) offers a great train set motorized by the latest LEGO Powered Up technology. And for minifig collectors, the newest LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 19 (71025) is now out featuring an array of first-for-2019 minifig pieces and accessories. These sets and a lot more is now available this month, so if you’re planning to get a hold of these, you may click on the following affiliate links that will bring you to LEGO’s online store. Making your purchases via these links will help us keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings in LEGO fandom.

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044)

Disney Train and Station (71044)

LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series 19 (71025)

LEGO CMF Series 19

LEGO Overwatch Wrecking Ball (75976)

LEGO Overwatch Junkrat and Roadhog (75977)

LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO City Ski Resort (60203)

LEGO City Ski Resort (60203)

LEGO City Advent Calendar (60235)

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41382) 

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75964)

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245)

 

Of course, our LEGO shopping experience ain’t complete without the great freebies on the side. There are three promotional sets that go perfectly well with your new LEGO sets for this month. We have the free the LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270) for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $65 and above; another free item that is added to your cart is the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for LEGO purchases worth $50 or more; and in case you want to give your LEGO collection a sort of oriental vibe, then you might want to pick up the LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103) which will automatically entitle you to a free LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) set. As of this posting, I can still see these freebies in my shopping cart over at shop.LEGO.com upon checkout, so you may want to hurry a bit on that next LEGO purchase if you wish to grab these free goodies.

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar Is Now Available

The LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar is now up online and we can see a handful of promotional events that you may want to catch on with. From Hidden Side goodies to buzzin’ BrickHeadz, there’s a lot to take away from the LEGO Store this month. Let’s break down each of them.

Free LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336)

I already reported that this latest freebie from the Hidden Side theme will soon arrive next month, though we haven’t had a clue on the promo mechanics of how to avail it. Thankfully, the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar finally confirms how we can avail the Newbury Juice Bar (40336). Every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO merchandise from equivalent to $50 USD and above entitles you to bring home this freebie. This promotional will run from September 2 to 15, or until supplies last. It was previously thought that this promotional set is only limited to any LEGO Hidden Side purchase, but it’s a good thing that it applies to any LEGO merchandise as well.

Free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630)

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

From reversible canvas bags to picnic blankets, LEGO seems intent to provide us an array of outdoor accessories with this next offer. From September 23 to 28, LEGO fans with purchases over $100 USD will receive a free LEGO Storage Bucket (5005630) while supplies last. It’s a great way to bring with your LEGO sets to the park or at the beach for some outdoor fun. Just be sure you don’t mix it up with your snacks.

Free LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270)

I saw this promotional ad appear in my email just a few moments ago, and it’s nice of LEGO of throwing in last year’s seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Bumble Bee (40270). In case you missed this set, this can be added to your shopping cart for free for any purchase of any LEGO merchandise or set totaling $65 USD and more. This promo began yesterday and will run until September 8 or until supplies last.

In-Store Make and Take Triceratops

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

It seems that LEGO Stores are still continuing the tradition of offering Monthly Mini Builds, in one form or another. Be sure to visit your local LEGO brand store on September 18 to build your very own Triceratops. Like previous make-and-take events, this building event has limited space and pre-registration is required which will begin on September 5 in stores only. This activity is intended for younger LEGO fans ages 6 to 14, and build dates may vary from store to store so be sure to get in touch with your local brick specialist for more details.

Wanted: Ghost Hunters!

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

For the entire month of September, from September 2 to October 3, join Professor J.B.’s team and build a ghost-hunting vehicle. While you’re at the LEGO Store, you’ll also get a chance to try the augmented reality (AR) play features that the LEGO Hidden Side sets have to offer.

LEGO Life Meeting: Batman’s 80th Anniversary

LEGO Store September 2019 Calendar

Mark your calendars on September 21 because this next LEGO Life meeting is quite a unique one. This month, LEGO Stores will be celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary with a fun Bat-Vehicle and villain getaway car build. Adult fans also get to try and build their own Bat-Vehicle starting at 3PM. You’ll also get a chance to win a $50 USD LEGO Store gift card by uploading your creation using the LEGO Life app. Be sure to sign-up on September 5 though since this event has limited space as well.

The month of September also marks the general release of the exciting LEGO Disney Train (71044). Featuring LEGO’s latest Powered Up technology, this set comes with its own control hub and motor that can be controlled remotely using the LEGO Powered Up app, in any mobile device. This set comes in at 2,925 pieces and retails for $329.99 USD.

Disney Train and Station (71044)

Another set slated to be released on September 1st is the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). Taking inspiration from the hit 90s TV show, this building set includes all the main characters from the FRIENDS sitcom including Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.

These were not mentioned in the LEGO Store September 2019 calendar, but be on the lookout for the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional for every qualifying purchase of the seasonal LEGO Dragon Boat Race (80103). If you recall, the Year of the Pig set was first offered at the start of this year as a New Year seasonal set, and it’s a good thing that its returning as a promotional item once again. The LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift-with-purchase set was also missing from the store calendar, but I’m pretty sure that it will pop-up as a freebie anytime soon in September.

Check out the entire LEGO Store September 2019 calendar below, or you may download it in PDF format right here.

2019 Disney 23 Expo Kicked Off With New MCU Reveals

This weekend is a great day for Disney and Marvel fan attendees at the annual Disney 23 expo. Other than surprising reveals from the galaxy far, far away, MCU top brass Kevin Feige also offered another glimpse on what’s in store in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what it hopefully means to future LEGO Marvel sets. A lot has been revealed about the future of MCU during last month’s SDCC 2019, with more announcements made during the weekend’s 2019 Disney 23 Expo.

First off, we have the entire main cast of the Eternals announced on stage and the roles that each of them will play.  The film is slated to be released in theaters in November next year, and we expect to see a couple of LEGO sets centered on this film.

MCU is also set to offer another prequel based on the character of Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow. Played by Scarlett Johansson, the Black Widow spin-off is set to be released earlier on May 2020. New footage was shown to D23 attendees regarding this first MCU Phase 4 film and I can’t wait to see it officially released online.

Black Panther 2 was also mentioned during the 2019 Disney 23 Expo, but details about the story behind this sequel from Wakanda are still under wraps. It is understandable considering the film is still set to be released 3 years from now in May 2022.

The highlight of the Marvel D23 presentation focused mainly on the list of shows that will be included in the new Disney+ streaming service. As a counterpart to some of the most popular streaming services out there, Disney+ will also include a bunch of MCU-inspired series that has a direct tie-up with all 23 previously released MCU films. Some of these were born out of the events of  Endgame, while some are an entirely new series to watch out for. We can expect a series entirely dedicated to Jessica Walker’s She-Hulk, millionaire turned mercenary Moon Knight, and Kamala Khan’s shape-shifting persona, Ms. Marvel. There are also familiar MCU characters that will have their screen time in the MCU streaming service as well: we have WandaVision where we see Vision surviving somehow the catastrophic events of Infinity War and Endgame; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier where actors Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles  in a world without Steve Roger’s Captain America; and Loki which features the events that follow after the alter version of the Norse god of mischief managed to steal the Space Stone during a failed time heist in Endgame. Lastly, MCU is also excited to offer its first animated series entitled What If…? based on the Marvel comic book series of the same title. It explores the myriad of possibilities that may happen if a particular story element in the MCU is changed or altered.

Moving forward, MCU’s Phase 4 is set to carve its own path and headed towards an exciting new territory that fans are eagerly looking forward to. With LEGO and Disney’s partnership still going strong, we can also expect a lot of interesting LEGO Marvel sets in the works. It is not far-fetch to consider a new subtheme of sorts for LEGO Marvel Superheroes focusing on the Disney+ series. I see the What If…? animated series as having a great source of potential for new and out-of-the-box ideas for future LEGO sets. We just have to wait and see a couple of years from now once the new streaming service from the House of Mouse finally kicks off.

Here’s What LEGO Star Wars Fans Can Expect From Triple Force Friday

LEGO is now preparing for Star Wars mania once again. After this year’s successful May the 4th promos, LEGO and Disney and gearing up once again for this fall’s grandest introduction of its latest LEGO Star Wars merchandise. Dubbed as Triple Force Friday, LEGO is expected to feature not just the rumored LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets, but may also add one or two sets related to the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and EA and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game. It’s a global three-in-one celebration that LEGO will not surely miss on.

According to StarWars.com, a range of Star Wars related merchandise will go on sale (LEGO included) beginning at 12:01 AM of October 4, Friday. In-store events are also lined up to mark the occasion similar to what it did with last year’s Force Friday celebrations.

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A custom LEGO Star Wars Rey vs Tie Interceptor, The Rise Of Skywalker by builder The Trending Brick, submitted over at LEGO Ideas.

To top it off, Disney is also capitalizing on Triple Force Friday to also launch another of its widely known franchise. Frozen 2 is slated to hit theaters on November 22, but not until a barrage of film-related merchandise is launched together with that from Star Wars. According to Ken Potrock, president of consumer products commercialization over at Disney,

“This is truly an epic moment for fans, families and retailers as products for two of the biggest-ever entertainment franchises hit shelves simultaneously. We’ll be working with our partners to create suitably spectacular celebrations for each, in line with the excitement and anticipation of the legions of Star Wars and Frozen fans around the globe.”

Disney and LEGO are definitely doubling down on its product reveals come Triple Force Friday. Needless to say, LEGO is also expected to release its new LEGO Disney Frozen 2 building sets also on October 4th. We’re just counting the weeks before this year’s grandest LEGO and Disney event goes live. And before that day comes to pass, we can surely bet that more info will come about these new and upcoming LEGO sets. So what do you think LEGO has in store for Triple Force Friday? What are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments below.

Additional sources: License Global

The Seven Dwarfs’ House Reaches 10K Fan Support At LEGO Ideas

We have another LEGO product idea that achieved the coveted 10K fan support. The Seven Dwarfs’ House by fan builder Hanwasyellowfirst managed to climb its way to the Second 2019 Review Stage thanks to the 10,000 LEGO fans who voted for it to become a potential, official LEGO set.

The Seven Dwarfs' House

This product idea is based on Disney’s classic 1937 full-length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The build also features some of the characteristics of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride as seen in Walt Disney World, Florida.

The Seven Dwarfs' House The Seven Dwarfs' House

If ever chosen to be the next LEGO Ideas set (hopefully, with no more surprises coming from the LEGO Ideas Team similar to what happened to two archived qualifying product ideas), then we can expect a nice number of minifigures that will go with this set as well. Read on for this MOC’s full description below. The Seven Dwarfs’ House joins nine more entries that qualified for this year’s Second Review Stage. Congratulations!

The Seven Dwarfs’ House 

Hey everyone, here is my new submission to LEGO Ideas! I wanted to pay homage to Walt Disney’s first full length animated feature, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. 

The build is inspired by a mixture of the house featured in the 1937 Disney Classic, and the physical recreation at Walt Disney World, situated in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride. 

Set features: 

Minifigures:

  • The Dwarfs: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey 
  • Snow White 
  • Evil Witch 

Play features:

All roof sections are removable for easy access of play, as well as two opening wall sections. In addition, the first floor comes off to reveal the mining room, sorry, dining room! 

  • Do the dishes in the kitchen sink, make sure you whistle while you work! 
  • Ensure those jewels are up to standard at the jewel inspection desk!
  • You are building by a wishing well!
  • 7 Beds 
  • 7 Pick Axes 
  • Grandfather Clock 
  • Dining Table 
  • Broken Mine Cart 
  • And much more!

I would love to have filled the build with Rabbits, Birds, Squirrels, etc,  but unfortunately, they were not in the software. 

I hope you like the build, cheers!

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) Revealed!

LEGO has just revealed its next direct-to-consumer (D2C) set that will surely win the hearts of Disney Park fans. Coming in at 2,925 pieces, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) building set is not just aesthetically pleasing to look at, but also includes a Powered Up Hub and Motor which can be controlled remotely using a smart device. This set will retail for $329.99 USD and will be available to LEGO VIP members beginning August 21, with a general public release on September 1st. This is the next large Disney set that LEGO has offered following the release of the humongous LEGO Disney Castle (71040) back in 2016. In case you’ve noticed, the LEGO Disney Train and Station also gives us our first proper Goofy minifigure. We first saw him given the LEGO treatment in the Mickey and Friends Beach House (10827) Duplo set, but it does not kind of fit the common minifig category. Thankfully, we finally have an official LEGO minifigure version of him. I just wished that LEGO has thrown in a Pluto minifig as well.

Read on for the LEGO Disney Train and Station’s full product description and official images.

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044)

Ages 12+. 2925 pieces
Available Sept. 1 (Aug. 21 for LEGO VIP members)
US $329.99 – CA $379.99 – DE €329.99 – UK £299.99 – FR €329.99 – DK 2499DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO Disney Train and Station

Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car, and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smartphone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot, and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building, there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

  • Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Goofy minifigures.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
  • Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smokestack and a driver’s cab.
  • Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
  • Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
  • Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot, and cup.
  • Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
  • Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
  • Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
  • This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
  • Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

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The Future of LEGO Marvel Is Here – Huge Reveals at the Marvel Studios Panel at SDCC 2019

The best is still yet to come and with a deep breath, Marvel Studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con has unveiled the future of the film franchise for what has been dubbed as Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been rumors in the past on what these post-Endgame films will be and with Spider-Man: Far From Home officially closing MCU’s Phase 3, the stage is now set for the announcement of the next wave of superhero films that will also point us to the direction towards the future of LEGO Marvel sets.

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Right off the bat, MCU top brass Kevin Feige took the stage of SDCC’s Hall H to announce a handful of MCU films and TV shows that will define Marvel Studio’s Phase 4. And with the partnership between Disney and LEGO going on a full swing, it is safe to assume that we will also be seeing a lot of new LEGO sets and interesting minifigure characters centered on the LEGO Marvel theme.

The entire (announced) scope of MCU’s Phase 4 in full view at SDCC 2019. What LEGO Marvel sets will come out of this?

First in our list following a chronological order is the origin movie spin-off of Black Widow. This is the solo movie of Natasha Romanoff focusing on her backstory on how she became the Avenger’s top covert secret ops operative. It is not a longshot to consider that LEGO has also something in the works, that may perhaps be a call back to that Budapest mission that she and Hawkeye are fond of remembering. Black Widow is slated to be released on May 1, 2020.

Up next is The Eternals which is a star-studded cast headed by Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Madden among others. It was also rumored that Keanu Reeves will also appear in the film, though he never made an appearance at the MCU Panel at that time. The Eternals will explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also shows potential for a new line of exciting minifigures which we will see before the film hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

After the arrival of the Eternals, we will have our first Asian-led MCU film in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. We will see the return of the Mandarin – the real, sinister one rather than the proxy that we saw in Iron Man 3 – which will play as the film’s major villain. If you recall back in 2013, LEGO has released a small set, the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown (76008) so hopefully, we will see the Ten Ring leader have a minifigure reboot. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will arrive in theaters February 12, 2021.

Kevin Feige confirmed that the Sorcerer Supreme will be back following the events of Endgame, and will now delve on the dark side of MCU’s multiverse. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is said to be Marvel Studio’s take on the horrific, dark version of the multiverse which was formally introduced in the film franchise in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Though this film is teased to be part of a sort of horror genre of the MCU, I’m sure that Disney will have this toned down a bit and LEGO will offer another Doctor Strange set following 2016’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) and the more recent LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108). Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be conjuring its spells on May 7, 2021.

And the final confirmed film in MCU’s Phase 4 will see the return of the god of thunder himself, a most unlikely love triangle, and another Worthy fitting of Mjolnir’s allegiance. In Thor: Love and Thunder, we will see the rise of Thor’s love interest Jane Foster as the new wielder of the mystical hammer to become the female Thor. It will be interesting to see how LEGO will render Jane Foster in battle-ready, Asgardian armor and what particular scene will it recreate in LEGO form. 2017 saw two LEGO sets inspired by the events in Thor: RagnarokThe Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084) and Thor vs Hulk: Arena Clash (76088) – so we hope to see another pair of LEGO Marvel sets before Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021.

Finally, SDCC attendees were given a glimpse of more things to come with the announcement of the very first Marvel film reboot. Blade was formally welcomed in the MCU with actor Mahershala Ali playing the role of the lethal Daywalker. Furthermore, Feige also confirmed the arrival of the previously Fox-owned Marvel title, Fantastic Four. It is interesting to see how Disney and LEGO will collaborate on a set focusing on the vampire hunter, though I’m pretty sure that this will be a bit toned down as well given the violent theme of the Wesley Snipes era of previous Blade films. Nevertheless, it is a long time coming for a Blade minifigure and LEGO Marvel fans will surely welcome it. A LEGO set revolving around the team of the Fantastic Four is also long overdue – just imagine a bunch of minifigures of the Human Torch, the Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic and a big fig version of The Thing all gathered in a set and you have a winner combo for a collectible LEGO set.

Going forward, it was also announced during the SDCC Marvel Panel that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 are in the works together with a handful of new TV shows that will air on the Disney+ streaming service – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye just to name those that were revealed. Whether or not these shows will also get the LEGO treatment is still speculative at best, but one thing is certain – this year and the couple of years to come will surely be very busy for our LEGO designers, and a heck exciting for LEGO Marvel fans.

So how do you think the next wave of MCU-inspired LEGO Marvel sets will look like? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.