LEGO Ideas Foosball Table Will Be The Next Official LEGO Ideas Set

Last March, the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! Contest has been concluded with 10 fan-chosen entries now vying to become the next LEGO Ideas set. And this time around, the LEGO Ideas Review Team has finally come up with a decision, revealing to us our next official LEGO Ideas set. A huge congratulations to fan builder Donát Fehérvári aka Constructions by Donat for his successful LEGO Ideas Foosball Table.

Here’s the LEGO Ideas Review Team’s official press release.

WE LOVE SPORTS CONTEST – REVIEW RESULTS

Following the live announcement on LEGO CON, we’re happy to share the results of the review of the We Love Sports contest.

Firstly, we just want to say thank you to all the participants of the contest who showed us all the different ways that LEGO fans interpret the theme of sports. It was really fascinating to see all that creativity.

Secondly, we’re excited to share that our review board did manage to find one design that convinced them to make a selection!

A massive congratulations to Donát Fehérvári aka Constructions by Donat, the 16-year-old Hungarian fan designer whose Foosball Table submission wowed both the fans through the fan vote but also our review board.

We look forward to bringing his concept to life as an official LEGO Ideas set for its timeless design, its joyful celebration of the game, and its ability to bring families and friends together for quality game-time!

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing, and availability for this set. We’ll share more on the LEGO Ideas blog when we get closer to launch.

The LEGO Ideas Foosball Table is the second fan-designed set to be accorded with this honor. Its predecessor, the LEGO Ideas Legendary Stratocaster, is still in the works and we hope to receive some updates about this upcoming set anytime soon.

WATCH: LEGO Builds Life-Sized LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

If building two life-sized, brick-built models of some of the most venerable supercars in the world is not enough, then perhaps building another one will be very much welcomed. Following the tracks of 2019’s McLaren’s Senna and 2018’s Bugatti’s Chiron, now comes another LEGO masterpiece in the form of this 1:1 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 made out of LEGO Technic pieces.

Requiring more than 400,000 LEGO Technic pieces to build, this replica of the latest supercar from Lamborghini weighed in at 2.2 tons and required 8,660 hours of production and development hours. Here’s a quick fact sheet on what was required to create this jaw-dropping brick spectacle.

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

Similar to its predecessors, this life-sized model also celebrates the release of its much smaller cousin, albeit on a much grander scale, the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) from last year. For the life-sized model, over 154 different types of LEGO elements were required to give the model its futuristic elegance and unmistakable silhouette and details.

Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group said:

“Our designers love a challenge, so you can imagine their delight when we tasked them to think slightly larger than normal with this model. They jumped at the chance of teaming up with our amazing designers and engineers from our model production workshop at the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic who build these impressive life-size models and really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with LEGO Technic. The creativity that the system allows meant it was possible to really do justice to the exceptional design of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.”

Unlike the Chiron and Senna, this life-sized LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián will most likely not hit the road for a tour and exhibit because of the pandemic. But thankfully, LEGO offers us a virtual behind-the-scenes look at how this brick masterpiece was developed, and you may also read the LEGO Group’s official press release for more information.

The 1:8 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) is now available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $379.99

More Details on What to Expect From LEGO CON 2021

LEGO is all set to launch its first-ever online fan convention dubbed as LEGO CON. And after an initial teaser last week, LEGO is slowly building the hype by giving us a glimpse of the many things to expect once the virtual convention commences on June 26.

LEGO’s tweet hints at the various set announcements that are about to happen on LEGO CON. The most noticeable of this is understandably coming from the LEGO Star Wars front. I feel that it may lean towards the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship, which was ultimately selected by most fans during the LEGO Ideas Fan Vote back from February last year. There will also be a detailed presentation on the latest LEGO Super Mario sets for the 2nd half of the year, including the new Adventures With Luigi Starter Course (71387) and a host of others.  I’m not really sure what LEGO has in mind with its LEGO Technic and Harry Potter presentations, but my best guess is that it might include possible building activities (competition perhaps) involving some of the new sets under these themes. Newer LEGO City sets will also be placed under the spotlight, especially since LEGO has invited an astronaut to grace the occasion. And those fans who will be watching online will also have the chance to participate in a live Q&A with designers of the LEGO Minecraft theme, and with Mojang’s Chief Brand Officer, Ms. Lydia Winters.

We can also be sure that LEGO has plenty of surprises in store during that 90-minute presentation. This includes the promise of more exclusive set reveals and other amazing guests. I’m still dwelling on the thought that the LEGO CON’s 2×2 brick logo may still have a connection to any sets, or activities that will be featured during the free, live online event. So be sure to mark June 26 on your calendars, and check your corresponding local time. For more updates, visit and bookmark the LEGO CON website.

LEGO Announces Online LEGO CON 2021

Earlier today, LEGO has announced its first-ever LEGO CON 2021 billed to be the ultimate online experience for LEGO fans everywhere. First teased last week, the enigmatic 2×2 brick with lighting implements very similar to that of the LEGO Dimensions toy pad seems to be the LEGO fan convention’s official logo.

Being a first for LEGO and LEGO fans all around the world, it is touted to be a 2-hour action-packed live event hosted and live-streamed directly from the LEGO House in Billund on June 26, 2021. This gives LEGO fans around the world to have a free virtual tour inside the famous House of the Brick, interact with cool LEGO Master Builders, and have a front-row seat on exclusive, never-before-seen set reveals. I’ve heard that several of LEGO’s licensed and non-licensed sets will be revealed for the first time during the event this is something that many LEGO fans will be surely looking forward to. I am still open to the possibility that something towards the direction of a LEGO Dimensions-like set or theme may be introduced during this free event. Frankly, the possibilities are just endless.

Check out LEGO’s complete press release below and be sure to mark your calendars for June 26, 2021, at 6-8 PM CEST (5-7 PM BST //9 AM PST). You may visit and bookmark their website at LEGO.com/legocon

Get ready for LEGO® CON 2021 – the ultimate online experience for LEGO fans everywhere!

Families can discover all the latest LEGO® news and connect with other fans globally during this inaugural LEGO CON event.

Billund, DK - June 1st, 2021: Today the LEGO Group announces its inaugural LEGO® CON and invites fans of all ages to join the fun! This two-hour action-packed LIVE event will let kids and families discover the coolest new things going on in the LEGO world together with a community of others who share their passion for the brick and creativity.

During the live show, attendees can be the first to see brand new models and epic challenges, watch live building challenges with special guests, and even become a part of LEGO House history, leaving their personal mark inside the Home of the Brick! The live stream kicks-off with a pre-show of AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO) inspiration before moving to the jam-packed run of a show where attendees can also immerse themselves in live virtual activities and conversations with other fans from around the globe as they experience:

  • VIP behind the scenes access
  • Inspiring builds, and live building that demonstrate the endless possibilities of the brick
  • Our official reveal of new products
  • Exclusive opportunities to engage with LEGO designers and other presenters during the show

The inaugural LEGO CON will be hosted and live-streamed directly from LEGO House in Billund, Denmark on June 26th, 2021 at 6-8 PM CEST (5-7 PM BST //9 AM PST).

Many beloved product lines, including LEGO City, LEGO DOTS, LEGO Friends, LEGO Harry Potter™, LEGO Ideas, LEGO Minecraft®, LEGO Ninjago®, LEGO Star Wars™, LEGO® Super Mario™, LEGO Technic™, and LEGO VIDIYO™ will be represented. Fans can also see inside LEGO House and get a peek at LEGO Masters from around the world. There are sure to be plenty of thrills and jaw-dropping surprises that fans won’t want to miss!

Interested in attending? Everyone is invited to join the fun and take part in the first-ever LEGO CON. To tune in live to this free event, visit LEGO.com/legocon. If you can’t make it on the 26th, don’t worry! The whole show is being recorded and can be accessed afterward also through LEGO.com/legocon.

The June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Features Ton of Freebies To Expect

The June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has now been uploaded via LEGO’s servers and it looks like there’s plenty to expect at your local LEGO store at LEGO Shop@Home starting next week. The month of June marks the availability of most of LEGO’s H2 (or 2nd half of the year) offerings, and LEGO is throwing in a handful of promotional items as an incentive to tick that that next LEGO wishlist. Let’s take a look.

Free LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490)

Offer valid from June 1 to June 30, 2021; in-store only. 

June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

It looks like Ninjago is now given the official BrickHeadz treatment, and the timing couldn’t be better. LEGO Ninjago now marks its 10th anniversary making it one of LEGO’s longest-running themes. And aside from the various exclusive LEGO Ninjago minifigures and sets that were announced to celebrate the occasion, LEGO is now throwing in its first BrickHeadz rendition of some of the most iconic characters of the theme. It is not exactly a freebie, but this 3-in-1 set comes in at a discounted price of $10 if you happen to have a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Ninjago sets worth $85 and more from June 1 to June 30. Originally valued at $29.99, this BrickHeadz trio includes a rendering of Golden Lloyd, Nya Samurai X, and the Firstbourne Dragon. Please take note that this is an in-store offer, so better plan for your next LEGO Store visit.

 

Free LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (30343) polybag

Offer valid from June 7 to June 20, 2021.

June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

To celebrate the release of its larger cousin, the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (76902), LEGO is also throwing in a polybag for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO set worth $40 or more, both in-store and online. You may also want to check out the next wave of LEGO Speed Champions to see what they have to offer.

 

Free LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006748) for VIP Members

Offer valid for LEGO VIP members only from June 21 to 30, 2021.

June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

Here’s a treat for LEGO VIP members. Any single-receipt, LEGO purchases worth $85 from June 21 to 30, 2021 will entitle you to this free LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006748) set. We have little information about this freebie, especially about its piece count. But judging from its initial photos, we can see that the Swing Ship Ride comes on an 8×8 base that features a swing mechanism and a sticker that echoes LEGO’s founding principle of “LEG GODT” or “play well”. I’ll give you updates once more info comes in.

 

Free LEGO Blue VIP Keychain (854090)

Offer valid when you sign-up for the first time to become a LEGO VIP member. Promo runs from June 1 to December 31, 2021.

Throughout the second half of the year, LEGO is giving out the exclusive LEGO Blue VIP Keychain as an incentive for signing up as a LEGO VIP member. Its a great way to start your journey on great LEGO discounts, rewards, and other cool LEGO giveaways.

 

Free LEGO Bob Minion with Robot Arms (30387)

Offer valid from June 24 to July 11, 2021.

To mark the long-overdue release of Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru animated film, LEGO is also giving out incentives for those who will make their next LEGO Minions purchase. From June 24 to July 11, any single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Minions sets worth $40 will entitle you to this Bob Minion polybag. It’s a nice way to build your army of little yellow minions if you ask me.

 

I have to say that the offerings and promos listed in the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar are pretty exciting. So be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for the latest and upcoming LEGO sets next month.

ICYMI: May 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Out Now

In case you missed it, the May 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has already been released online, and obviously, it’s all about LEGO Star Wars. And though we’re about t to conclude this year’s largest Star Wars marketing event, we still have a few hours left to take this May the 4th opportunity and all the LEGO freebies that it offers. Check out this month’s LEGO Store Calendar below.

 

Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Homestead (40451)

As I’ve mentioned earlier, this year’s May the 4th commemorative LEGO freebie is still up. You can still grab the Tatooine Homestead (40451) micro-build if you will make your next LEGO Star Wars purchase right now. Your single-receipt LEGO Star Wars purchase worth $85 will entitle you to a free copy of this brick-built mini diorama.

 

Free Imperial Shuttle (30388) Polybag

Those who will opt to visit their nearest LEGO brand store will also be in for a treat. Because every single purchase of any LSW product made in-store worth $40, the Imperial Shuttle (30388) polybag will be added to your cart for free.

 

Free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556)

And if you still have a checklist of LEGO must-haves outside of the LEGO Star Wars theme, then LEGO is adding another incentive to your next LEGO purchase. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO sets or products worth $35 and more, you’ll get a free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556). This promotional item is available from April 26 until May 9 this weekend. It may not exactly be your cup of tea but as a free LEGO set, it is still very much welcomed.

Speaking about other themes, there are certainly a lot of diverse new LEGO sets out there that deserve a second look. And in case you haven’t checked them yet, you may want to take a look at the latest LEGO Creator Expert NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) for example, or the latest line of LEGO Harry Potter sets, and even the LEGO Vidiyo sets and Bandmates to name a few.

Just a Few Hours Left for This Year’s LEGO Star Wars May the 4th Promos

If you’ve seen this post appear in your feed right now, chances are, you still have a few hours left to take part in LEGO Star Wars May the 4th promos.  As of publishing time, the Double VIP points are still up for all LEGO Star Wars purchases, including the Tatooine Homestead (40451) micro-build freebie if your LEGO Star Wars purchase reaches $85 and more. For those who will opt to make their in-store purchases, LEGO is throwing in another promo at a lower price point. For every single-receipt in-store purchase of any LEGO Star Wars products $40 and up, you’ll receive a free Imperial Shuttle (30388) polybag.

The LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Homestead (40451) is one of this year’s May the 4th promos.
You can get the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (30388) polybag for free when your in-store LSW purchase reaches $40 and up. 

However, since this is our last stretch for the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th promo, expect that some of the more premium LEGO sets are already on backorder or sold-out status. This is the case for the popular Helmet Collection and the new UCS R2-D2 (75308) set.

Some of the LEGO Star Wars Helmets are now on backorder status.

Nevertheless, there is still a ton of LEGO Star Wars sets to choose from, and taking a look over at LEGO Shop@Home might lead you to that one LSW set that you are looking for.

The LEGO Group Recreates Its LEGO 1980s Advert In Support of International Woman’s Day

The LEGO Group has now launched another initiative that will inspire budding builders and pioneers. Aside from offering a LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute promotional set in celebration of International Women’s Day next week, LEGO now offers a cool way of sharing some LEGO nostalgia with your child – by recreating its classic LEGO 1980s advert.

Coming in with the tagline “What it is is beautiful”, the original LEGO 1980s advert features a young girl proudly displaying her LEGO creation. This was lauded to convey a daring and inspiring message to all young girls: that playing with LEGO bricks will always be gender-free and are designed to bring out the creative and innovative side in every person.

LEGO 1980s Advert

As a way of looking back at this empowering message, LEGO has set up its LEGO.com/futurebuilders website where parents or guardians, and their children can submit a similar photo, and LEGO, in turn, will provide them with a unique digital poster similar to the style of the classic LEGO 1980s advert. Here are some samples that show how this e-poster looks like.

Read on for the LEGO Group’s full press release and additional instructions on how you can have your child’s very own classic poster.

Celebrating the female leaders of tomorrow as the LEGO Group recreates iconic 1980s advert

The LEGO Group is calling on families to help celebrate the skills, interests, and creative potential of the next generation of female leaders by recreating its iconic 1981 LEGO® advert.

On the 40th anniversary of the ‘What it is is beautiful’ advert, the LEGO Group is launching the campaign to support this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8. The campaign is designed to encourage and champion today’s young women on their journey to becoming the decision-makers, role models, and changemakers of the future – whatever their interests, passions, or career aspirations may be.

By visiting LEGO.com/futurebuilders, parents and legal guardians can find inspiration and submit a photo of their child holding their LEGO creation, along with a few words that describe their child’s creative approach. A unique poster, in the style of the iconic 1980s advert, will then be emailed back(1) – ready to be proudly displayed or shared using #LEGOFutureBuilders.

Julia Goldin, Global Chief Product and Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group commented: “At the LEGO Group, we believe children are our role models. We look to them for inspiration every day and want to help them break down gender stereotypes and create opportunities for everyone. Celebrating people helps empower people, and through this campaign, we, along with the help of parents and caregivers, want to celebrate the skills and creative potential of today’s young women – the next generation of amazing female leaders!”

Research from the latest LEGO Play Well Study shows that 73% of parents believe gender differences are driven more by societal expectations than biology(2) With many children seeking to positively challenge gender stereotypes in society, the LEGO Group is committed to supporting them and creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce that will live up to their ideals and expectations.

As well as recently introducing its Responsible Workplace initiatives, the LEGO Group has signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles to help guide how it can better empower women and girls, accelerate gender equality, and encourage more young girls to believe they can achieve anything they set their hearts on.

 

Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home Finally Confirmed

After a series of amusing misdirects from its cast, Marvel Studios have finally dropped the real, working title of its next film in Jon Watt’s Spider-Man trilogy. The Spider-Man: No Way Home is confirmed to be arriving in cinemas this Christmas. Watch the teaser trailer below.

If you recall, there was some kind of hype-building going on these past few days coming from Tom Holland (playing Peter Parker), Zendaya (MJ), and Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds). Each of them gave their “take” on what could be the working title on this next Spider-Man film. However, it was immediately clear that these are just their way of playing with words, hinting at the idea of an impending title reveal anytime soon. And like clockwork, Marvel Studios has just released the film’s official title, delivered through a short skit about the trio’s predisposition for spoilers.

The title is definitely something to think about, and many Marvel fans took it to the internet on what this could reveal about the movie’s plot. One key element in the reveal teaser is the cryptic whiteboard found in the hallway. The board seems to reflect a brainstorming session for the film’s possible titles, riddled with enigmatic symbols and phrases that somehow relate to the film’s title. Like a trail of bread crumbs, these pieces of clues may eventually lead to what Peter Parker has thought since the previous films – the existence of the MCU multiverse. And considering that the Spider-Man: No Way Home evokes a certain feeling of frustration and despair for not finding one’s way back home, we can somehow theorize that our friendly neighborhood web-crawler has to traverse so many “worlds” (or alternate realities, perhaps) to find his very own.

With more than 4 million views as of this posting, the hype for this film is continuously building. We can also expect that the months leading to its premiere will be riddled with other promotions and tie-in merchandise to build on its publicity. LEGO for one has consistently released tie-in sets for the two previous Spider-Man installments in the form of the ATM Heist Battle (76082) and Beware the Vulture (76083) sets from Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Molten Man Battle (76128), Hydro-Man Attack (76129) and Stark Jet and the Drone Attack (76130) sets from Spider-Man: Far From Home. And given a December theatrical screening for Spider-Man: No Way Home, then we can assume that any LEGO-related sets will be revealed sometime in the third quarter of this year.

Whatever is the case, these upcoming LEGO tie-in sets will surely reveal some aspects of the film’s storyline and hopefully give us a glimpse of what to expect from this third installment. For now, let’s just see where the trail of bread crumbs and whiteboard clues will lead us.

So what do you think will this third Spider-Man film be all about? Does it really point us to the MCU multiverse moving forward? And what new LEGO Spider-Man sets can we possibly expect from this film franchise? Share what you think in the comments below, and for the latest LEGO sets slated to be released, check out our list right here

LEGO Bags Four Wins at the 2021 Toy of the Year Awards

In a virtual gathering of play professionals and toy fans around the world, The Toy Association’s 2021 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards were held online, and LEGO once again dominated several of the Toy Awards’ categories. Considered the Oscar Awards of the toy industry, the annual awards are usually held in New York City where enthusiasts gather together to witness what toys in 16 categories will have the prestigious title of being the toy of the year. However, due to the current pandemic, the event was live-streamed enabling more people across the globe to witness the event.

Last year saw LEGO bringing home the trophy for three categories in the 2020 Toy of the Year Awards, including Construction Toy of the Year (LEGO City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control 60228), Specialty Toy of the Year (LEGO Stranger Things 75810), and STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year (LEGO BOOST Star Wars Droid Commander 75253).

And this time around, LEGO’s winning streak continues in 2021 with 4 out of 16 awards eventually bagged by The LEGO Group, besting 117 outstanding finalists in various categories.  Check out LEGO’s winning entries below. You may also click on the following affiliate links if you wish to know more about these winning LEGO sets.

Winner: Collectible of the Year – LEGO Super Mario Character Packs (71361)

2021 Toy of the Year

 

Winner: Construction Toy of the Year – LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292)

 

Winner: Playset of the Year – LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (71369)

2021 Toy of the Year

 

Winner: Specialty Toy of the Year – LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323)

 

Eventually, the highest and most coveted Overall 2021 Toy of the Year Award went to Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Child Animatronic Edition Toy. This Hasbro creation was also awarded the Innovative Toy of the Year Award for 2021.

If you recall, the last time LEGO managed to receive the Overall Toy of the Year Award was back in 2017 where the visually stunning LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130) was awarded the best toy of the year by the majority of retailers, consumers, media and TIA members at that time. It will be nice to see a LEGO set bagging the overall toy of the year award once again, and we’ll have to see if LEGO can pull it out for the second time in the next awards.

What do you think about this year’s winners? Do you have a LEGO set in mind that you think should have made it for the 2021 Toy of the Year Awards? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.