WATCH: LEGO Ninjago City Gardens (71741) Designer Video

LEGO has released an accompanying designer video to mark the release of its massively beautiful LEGO Ninjago City Gardens (71741). LEGO designers Markus Rollbühler and Michael Knap give us an inside tour of this 5,000+ piece LEGO set, and all of its little details that celebrates 10 years of LEGO Ninjago. Watch this.

Each level in this almost 2 1/2 feet tall set highlights a bit of LEGO Ninjago history throughout the decade since its inception in 2011. As a modular set, it’s really impressive to see how each of these levels manage to feature so many details that eagle-eyed Ninjago fans will surely see. The nice part about this set is that it can be seamlessly connected with the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620) set for a bigger, more beautiful brick rendition of Ninjago City.

The LEGO Ninjago City Gardens is now available over at LEGO Shop@Home. It was placed on backorder status last week but is now back on stock so. If you’re eyeing to get this one, then perhaps now is the time to visit your local LEGO brand store or shop.LEGO.com. For more information about this set, you may check our recent post right here.

LEGO Ninjago The Island Set Images Revealed

Back in December, we saw LEGO’s H1 2021 catalog, and eventually, a glimpse at our first wave of upcoming LEGO sets which are expected to arrive during the first quarter. From there we learned that LEGO Ninjago will be introducing the LEGO Ninjago The Island subtheme, where we find our ninja heroes at odds against a new threat, deep in a mysterious jungle. The chief antagonist of the new subtheme goes by the name of Chief Mammatus and his loyal cabal collectively known as The Keepers.

Now thanks to Brickset, we have a closer, better look at these new LEGO Ninjago The Island sets, slated to arrive in March. This is just in time for the debut of LEGO Ninjago’s Season 14 animated series to be aired on Cartoon Network. As of this posting, these sets are yet to be listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, but I’ll update this post once they are up at LEGO’s online shopping portal. But for now, let’s a closer look.

 

Lloyd’s Jungle Chopper Bike (71745)

183 pieces | $19.99 | Minifigures include: Lloyd Garmadon, Nya, Rumble Keeper

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

Jungle Dragon (71746)

506 pieces | $39.99 | Minifigures include: Lloyd Garmadon, Zane, Poulerik, Thunder Keeper

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

The Keepers’ Village (71747)

632 pieces | $49.99 | Minifigures include: Kai, Jay, Zane, Chief Mammatus, Rumble Keeper, Thunder Keeper

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

Catamaran Sea Battle (71748)

780 pieces | $69.99 | Minifigures include: Kai, Jay, Cole, Chief Mammatus, Thunder Keeper

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

As a final note, this subtheme will also be getting its own polybag in the form of Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539). It also features a Lloyd Garmadon minifig in his jungle-ready outfit and 4×4 all-terrain vehicle. It’s most likely that this polybag will also be available sometime in March along with its larger set counterparts.

LEGO Ninjago Season 14 will also get its own polybag in the likes of the LEGO Ninjago The Island Lloyd’s Quad Bike (30539)

Here’s A Better Look at the New LEGO Ninjago City Gardens (71741)

We’re still waiting for the official reveal of LEGO’s next premium installment in the LEGO Ninjago series, and it seems that the Internet can’t hold its excitement for what’s next on LEGO’s decade-running, original series. Coming from multiple sources, we now have a better look at the exclusive, LEGO Ninjago City Gardens (71741).

Singapore LEGO certified store Bricks World has published a pretty comprehensive product description of the LEGO Ninjago City Gardens, that celebrates the theme’s 10th anniversary. This newest entry in the world of Ninjago shares a modular design similar to its predecessor: the LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620) set. The product page published by Bricks World reveals that both of these sets can be combined for an Instagram-worthy combo display.

Coming in at 5,685 pieces, the LEGO Ninjago City Gardens features an astounding 20 minifigures, including a golden commemorative Master Wu Legacy minifig. This set is expected to retail for $300 and will have an early LEGO VIP access on January 14, and to the rest of the general public on February 1. Check out these additional images courtesy of The Brothers Brick. Stay tuned for more updates and for LEGO’s official press release which will be out soon.

LEGO Ninjago City Gardens (71741)

5,685 pieces | $299.99 | Early LEGO VIP access on January 14, and a general public release on February 1, 2021.

An incredible three-tiered ninja house playset featuring 19 minifigures for play or display celebrating 10 years of LEGO® NINJAGO®!

Relive all the excitement and thrills of 10 years of NINJAGO® City with this amazing three-tiered model and garden. Packed with 19 minifigures, you can team up again with the ninjas and their allies to play out favorite action scenes from the NINJAGO TV series, or proudly display this eye-catching model. An awesome building toy to captivate both older and younger NINJAGO fans.

Rediscover cherished memories and favorite ninja heroes with this NINJAGO® City Gardens (71741) set for play and display. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the world of NINJAGO by enjoying a rewarding and fun-filled building task. A ninja toy for creative fun There is something to enthrall NINJAGO fans on each of the brilliantly detailed three floors, including an ice cream shop, Chen’s noodle house, the control room, and a museum celebrating the ninjas’ rich history. The building set is also packed with 19 minifigures, including all of the ninjas and some of their allies, to enhance the build-and-play experience. The ultimate construction set for all NINJAGO fans. This hugely impressive model is guaranteed to excite NINJAGO fans of all ages: a nostalgia-filled tower to proudly display for older builders, and a world of play opportunities for youngsters. The mammoth set has 5,685 pieces, so parents can also enjoy a rewarding and fun bonding experience building it with their children.

• Spectacular NINJAGO® City Gardens (71741) three-tiered ninja house model to build and play with, or display to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NINJAGO world.
• House playset has an incredible 19 minifigures to enhance role-play including Young Lloyd, Kai, Zane, Urban Cole, Urban Jay, Urban Nya, Wu Legacy, Misako, Ronin, Hai, Cece, Mei, and Tito.
• Model is packed with rooms, including an ice cream shop, Chen’s noodle house, a ninja control room, and a museum, all with accessories and details inspired by the ninjas’ rich history.
• Each of the model’s three levels lifts off for easy play action, and there is a ladder that can be pulled up and down at the back.
• This 5,685-piece ninja playset is a great birthday gift for a passionate NINJAGO® or LEGO® fan and can be a fun bonding experience when a parent and child build it together.
• The ninja house measures over 29 in. (73 cm) high, 17.5 in. (44 cm) long, and 13 in. (33 cm) wide, which is sure to impress when placed on display.
• Includes a collectible golden Wu Legacy minifigure to also celebrate the 10th anniversary of LEGO® NINJAGO® toys.
• LEGO® NINJAGO® has an amazing collection of cool toys for play or display, including mechs, dragons, cars, and boats.
• For more than six decades LEGO® bricks have been made from the highest-quality materials to ensure they consistently pull apart. Ninja skills not needed!
• LEGO® building bricks meet the highest safety standards in the world, so your kids are in safe hands with LEGO playsets.

The January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Highlights This Year’s First Freebies

Happy New Year everyone and I sincerely hope that 2021 will be a great LEGO year for all of us. And if you’re planning to get hold of the latest LEGO 2021 sets that you’ve been itching to tick off from your LEGO new year wishlists, then you might want to check out these latest freebies featured in the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar.

LEGO has now published its next monthly promotional calendar, confirming the gift-with-purchase sets that we have reported before. So before you head off to your local LEGO brand store or over at LEGO Shop@Home, you may want to take a quick look at what the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has to offer.

Free LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) with purchases over $85.

January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

As I’ve reported earlier, throughout the entire month of January or while supplies last, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) is the next gift-with-purchase that will be added to your cart for any single-receipt purchase of LEGO sets or products worth $85 or more. Expect this teal-colored freebie to be a much-desired collectible, so better get this while you still can.

 

Free LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) with purchase of LEGO Harry Potter sets.

Offered alongside the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car, is another LEGO set that is long overdue for LEGO Harry Potter fans. The LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) is by far the best brick rendition of this Wizarding World oddity, and we now have the chance to add this to our collection for free. From January 1 to 31, 2021, or while supplies last, this next gift-with-purchase set will be added to your LEGO shopping cart with any qualifying LEGO Harry Potter set purchases set worth $75 or more. Expect this one to be a hot freebie as well so it will be helpful to plan your next LEGO purchase especially if you’re eyeing those new LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moments sets.

 

Choose Your Gift: Free LEGO City Police Water Scooter (30566) OR Fire Helicopter (30567).

For a lower qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $40 and above, you can choose between taking home a free LEGO City Police Water Scooter OR Fire Helicopter polybags. Though I would prefer to bring home these 2 sets,  any LEGO freebie is very much welcomed. This offer is valid starting January 18 to 24, 2021, or while supplies last so better watch 0ut for these as well.

 

Usual in-store activities are still absent from the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, however, there are still some good reasons to visit your local LEGO Store observing all the necessary health protocols. We have a lot of interesting new-for-January 2021 LEGO sets to watch out for such as the LEGO Creator Expert Botanical Collection, LEGO BrickHeadz Pets, and the new LEGO City Roadplates just to name a few.

So what LEGO set are you planning to get this 2021? Share your LEGO wishlist in the comments below.

LEGO Officially Introduces the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas blog site has posted its official reveal of the next fan-designed,  gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448). If you recall, this freebie concept was the overall winner of the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car contest back in 2019.

Valued at $15, this LEGO freebie will be available all throughout the month of January 2021 or while supplies last. This cool brick replica of the classic Aedelsten deluxe hardtop convertible will be added to your LEGO shopping cart starting today, with a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $85 or more, or while supplies last.

Check out the set’s product description below, plus its crisp official photos. And for the latest LEGO sets that debuted in 2021, be sure to take a look over at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

189 pieces | Valued at $14.99 | Gift-With-Purchase set for minimum LEGO purchases worth $85 or more. 

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

LEGO® fans aged 12 and up will love building this winning model from the LEGO Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. The winning design came from Arne in Germany and received twice as many votes as the runner-up. Developed in co-operation with the winner, this stylish vintage car comes in eye-catching teal, inspired by the winner’s daughter’s favorite color. With 2 minifigures, the car fits perfectly in the universe of LEGO modular buildings, adding a touch of fun to other LEGO creations.

  • Build the winning entry from the LEGO® Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. Includes license plate stickers and 2 minifigures.
  • Makes a great gift for LEGO® fans or vintage car enthusiasts.
  • Measures over 5 in. (14 cm) long, 1 in. (5 cm) wide, and 1 in. (4 cm) high.

LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) Confirmed as Next 2021 Promotional Set

Last month, LEGO gave us a teaser of our next LEGO Harry Potter promotional in the form of the LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628). Aside from the set’s building instructions now posted over at LEGO’s Customer Service Portal, it now seems that LEGO Shop@Home has also updated its listing to now include a full product page for this brick-built critter.  Check out its description below.

LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628)

320 pieces | Valued at $19.99

LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters

Kids can recreate one of the most memorable scenes from Harry Potter™ and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ with the cool, collectible LEGO® Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters (30628) toy. When Harry receives new school books for his third year at Hogwarts™, the Book of Monsters scurries around the room trying to bite him! Likewise, when this LEGO model is pulled across a flat surface, its mouth opens and closes. The set also includes a LEGO Draco Malfoy™ minifigure decorated in his school uniform.

  • The brown, LEGO® magical book is decorated with teeth, straps, and studs.
  • A mechanism opens and closes the book’s mouth when it is dragged across a flat surface.
  • With 320 pieces and measuring over 4” (12cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide, this buildable Harry Potter™ Monster Book of Monsters makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids aged 10 and up.

From the get-go, LEGO makes it clear that this set is intended to be a freebie to be made available anytime soon. And now that it has made its official appearance at  LEGO Shop@Home, it’s just a matter of time when this promotional set will be offered. In fact, The Brick Fan was able to confirm that the LEGO Harry Potter The Monster Book of Monsters will be offered sometime in January for qualifying LEGO Harry Potter purchases worth $75 and above. If this proves to be true, then we can most likely expect two promotional items in January, the other one in the form of the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448). It’s a really great way to start your LEGO 2021 shopping if such is the case.

If you’ve set your eyes on the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moments sets and are planning to get them as well, then having The Book of Monsters added to your LEGO HP collection is certainly a welcomed treat. Just be sure to keep tabs with LEGO Shop@Home and here on our blogsite for further updates.

Travel Around Your LEGO Metropolis With These LEGO Creator Yellow Taxi and Tuk Tuk Sets

Here are a couple of LEGO Creator sets that will look good together with your next big, LEGO City project. LEGO Shop@Home has been updated once again to include two new entries under the LEGO Creator theme. The LEGO Creator Yellow Taxi and Tuk Tuk sets are also scheduled to arrive this January 1st together with other 2021 Creator sets, such as the modular LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278).

The LEGO Creator Yellow Taxi and Tuk Tuk sets are a nod to the bustling life in the cities – whether you’re LEGO MOC depicts the busy streets of New York or India, these upcoming sets are an excellent addition to that minifigure city of yours.

Check out the following product description and images below, and be sure to add them to your wishlist by clicking on their respective links below.

 

Yellow Taxi (40468)

124 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO Creator Yellow Taxi LEGO Creator Yellow Taxi LEGO Creator Yellow Taxi

LEGO® fans can create their own fun adventures on the streets of a vibrant city with a cool Yellow Taxi (40468) toy. This wonderfully attractive and detailed vehicle features an ad on the roof, side-view mirrors, license plates, and turning rubber wheels. An awesome gift for kids aged 7 and up to proudly display or use to enjoy role-play action.

  • Take an exciting trip to a vibrant city with this LEGO® Creator Yellow Taxi buildable toy for kids, featuring an ad on the roof, taxi decorations and turning rubber wheels.
  • This 124-piece taxi model is a fantastic gift for little builders aged 7 and up who have a passion for vehicles and using their imaginations to create fun stories.
  • The yellow taxi toy measures over 2 in. (6 cm) high, 5 in. (13 cm) long and 1 in. (5 cm) wide, the perfect size to play with at home or to take to a friend’s house for more fun.

 

Tuk Tuk (40469)

155 pieces | $9.99

Have fun on the bustling streets of India with this detailed and brightly colored Tuk Tuk (40469) toy car. It features a host of realistic details including front and back seats, hanging decorations, a fire extinguisher and Indian-style lunchboxes in a pallet on the roof, so kids have all they need to create fantastic stories. A cool gift for kids aged 7 and up who enjoy playing out exciting scenes with car toys.

  • Kids will enjoy creating fun adventures with this colorful LEGO® Creator Tuk Tuk buildable car, featuring front and back seats, hanging decorations and Indian-style lunchboxes in a pallet on the roof.
  • LEGO® fans aged 7 and up who love building and playing with car toys can use the Tuk Tuk to stage stories on their own or add it to other LEGO playsets in their collections for more fun.
  • The Tuk Tuk measures over 3 in. (9 cm) high, 2 in. (6 cm) long and 3 in. (10 cm) wide – just the right size to play with at home or to slip into a bag for fun on the go.

More Details on the LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462) Seasonal Set

After its partial, unofficial reveal last week, LEGO has now officially listed one of its first seasonal sets for 2021. Coming in at 245 pieces, the LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462) is expected to arrive exclusively in your nearest LEGO brand store starting January 1st, 2021. It will retail for $14.99, within the same price range as its animal BrickHeadz contemporaries.

Check out some of these official images and product descriptions of the LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462). It’s never too early to plan for Valentine’s so be sure to add this set to your LEGO Happy Heart’s Day wishlist.

As a side note, you will also notice that this product listing has also revealed the next seasonal set to be offered in the form of the Easter Bunny (40463). So that is something to watch out for as well.

Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462)

245 pieces | $14.99

LEGO Valentine's Brown Bear LEGO Valentine's Brown Bear

Delight your valentine with the adorable LEGO® Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462). Holding an iconic red heart, the bear has posable arms and ears for creating different expressions. A picnic blanket decorated with buildable, red, heart-shaped balloons and colorful flowers makes the perfect setting for this lovable character. A romantic Valentine’s Day surprise for LEGO fans!

  • This buildable LEGO® Valentine’s (40462) Brown Bear, holding a red heart, comes with posable arms and ears, plus a picnic blanket setting with red hearts and colorful flowers.
  • Makes a great Valentine’s Day gift for LEGO® fans aged 8 and up and comes with 239 LEGO pieces.
  • The Valentine’s Brown Bear buildable toy stands over 4 in. (11 cm) high.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) Gift-With-Purchase Set Coming in January 2021

Last week, we reported on a rumor that was making rounds across the LEGO fan community that the next LEGO Ideas set may already be on its way towards LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And to make it even more special, the rumored release of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith in January 2021, will be accompanied by the next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set coming from the fan-inspired theme. And from the looks of it, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) is all poised to be the initial GWP set of 2021. Since we don’t have any better images as of the moment, I guess we just have to settle for this one. I’ll update this post once LEGO releases their official images.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448)

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car will be added to your LEGO shopping cart automatically for every single-receipt qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth 85 euros or more via LEGO Shop@Home and at LEGO brand stores. The promo may last until the middle of January 2021 or while supplies last.

If you recall, the LEGO Ideas  Vintage Car emerged as the overall winner in the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car building contest held in the latter part of 2019, earning more than 1,400 LEGO fan votes among other entries. This upcoming freebie is based on the creation of LEGO fan Versteinert and his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC. There’s not much of a difference from the fan version to that of the final LEGO Ideas version, save for some minor changes in the front of the car and details on the minifigure couple included with the set.

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan design. Not the final product.
LEGO Ideas Vintage Car fan design. Not the final product.

We haven’t heard anything yet from LEGO US regarding this next promotional freebie, but I can safely guess that more details (and even perhaps a better, closer look) about the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) may appear on the copy of the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar which will be uploaded to LEGO servers anytime soon.  Stay tuned for more updates.

For LEGO VIPs: Here’s a Chance to Win an Exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure

In case you missed it, the LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated to include a new sweepstakes contest that gives all LEGO VIP members a chance to win an exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure.

Launched towards the end of 2019, the upscaled 5:1 wooden minifigure display piece is a nod to one of LEGO’s most recognizable pop-icon symbols that began in 1978. And this time around, LEGO VIP members now have a chance to bring home not just the generic kind of LEGO wooden maxifig, but a Colette-branded collectible exclusively designed by Sarah Andelman. For those who are not familiar with her works in the fashion industry, Sarah Andelman is the founder and creative director of Colette, a chic Parisian concept store known for its limited-edition range of collectibles and luxury brands, and its quirky mix of lifestyle products. Unfortunately, after 20 years in the business since 1997, Colette eventually closed its doors in 2017.

Each raffle entry to this exclusive LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure sweepstakes costs 50 VIP points. The raffle draw will run until January 10, 2021, across eligible countries. For more information, be sure to check out LEGO’s contest rules and terms of service. And if you wish to include this in your AFOL’s LEGO Christmas wishlist, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home to know more about this collectible.