The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) Has a Pretty Neat Easter Egg

If you’re a true-blue Nintendo fan, and you managed to get the latest LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) building set, then you may have spotted this pretty neat easter egg that comes with the build. This is what IGN’s Brian Altano delightfully discovered as he tries his hands at LEGO’s official brick rendition of the iconic gaming console.  You can watch Brian’s review right here, or you may want to skip at the 5:30 mark to see what the hidden secret is.

For the untrained eye, it is easy to dismiss this portion of the build being like a LEGO version of transistors and electronics hiding underneath its side panel. But for avid fans of the original Super Mario Bros. like Brian, the reference is clear and very cool indeed. As you may have noticed, this is a micro build of sort of the video game’s World 1-2 that allows players to have access to the hidden Warp Zone at the end of the level. This secret area, as the name suggests, allows players to immediately jump to other worlds in the game without passing through the levels before them. Brian began to realize this easter egg when he started to put the sections of the build together

LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System
Apparently, LEGO has thrown in a neat easter egg that is easily recognizable by Super Mario fans. Image courtesy of IGN.
LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System
A closer inspection of what is underneath the set’s side panel reveals a kind of micro build of Super Mario Bros’ hidden Warp Zone. Image courtesy of IGN.

As you take a close look at this portion of the build, the details become more pronounced and the reference unmistakable. You have the bricks on the left side, the moving platforms recreated in orange tile pieces, and perhaps the most apparent of them all, the green warp pipes that bring you to any of your selected worlds. For the uninitiated, here’s how this particular level looks like in the actual video game.

A map of World 1-2 of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros.

Here’s a closer look at the Warp Zone from the original Nintendo Super Mario Bros. video game.

A closer look at the Super Mario Bros.’s hidden Warp Zone.

Knowing how LEGO pays close attention to details, I wouldn’t be surprised if LEGO opted to throw in an easter egg or two in such an awesome set. And the timing and intention are absolutely perfect, knowing that the set’s concept and design are practically focused on LEGO and Nintendo’s adult fan base. I just love what LEGO designers did there.

The LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) has already been released over at LEGO Shop@Home and might still be available at your local LEGO brand store. But unfortunately, it is temporarily out of stock as of this posting, with just 2 days after it was officially launched. Such being the case, then we have to wait a bit longer if you wish to add this to your LEGO collection.

Thanks once again to IGN for sharing this neat, hidden secret.

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LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) Makes Its Appearance

Here’s another surprise from the LEGO Star Wars front. The LEGO Customer Service Portal has been updated to now include a new set of building instructions, inadvertently revealing a new Star Wars set that is still being kept under wraps. Here’s a quick look at the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294).

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

To be accurate, this is just a single image of the very first brick version of this iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back. But it’s enough for us to see what to expect from this commemorative set. As the image suggests, LEGO and Disney intend this to be a LEGO Star Wars set that will mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Furthermore, as Brickset reports, LEGO has intended this to be an SDCC 2020 exclusive. But since the annual Comic-Con event as we know it has been effectively canceled, it’s still unknown how and when this commemorative set will be released.

It is also interesting to note that the building instructions have features that may suggest it is a limited edition set. It has a dedicated small space at the bottom right of its first page presumably intended for the SDCC logo. The building instruction also comes with a special message from LEGO Star Wars Creative Director, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

“No. I Am Your Father.”

This Darth Vader reveal quote is probably the most poignant line from any of the Star Wars films; the defining moment when Luke Skywalker learns the devastating truth about his family heritage – and chooses his path.

Now you can build this iconic scene from the Star Wars Saga, released as an official LEGO model for the first time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

The set comes in at 295 pieces and includes, of course, minifig versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The set does not seem to offer any significant play feature and is primarily intended to be a display set. As a commemorative set, I just hoped that LEGO opted for a unique printed piece instead of that 4×4 plate with knobs. But for what it is, LEGO opted for a sticker on this one.

For what its worth, I guess its still a good move for LEGO to come up with its first official brick rendition of this classic scene. Let’s just hope that the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) will eventually land on LEGO stores and LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And for the latest, LEGO Star Wars sets that are out now, be sure to check them out right here.

Thanks again to Brickset for this tip.

Check Out These New LEGO 18+ Sets and More Available Now

Its August 1st, and it can only mean that more LEGO sets are now put on display at your local brand LEGO store (in case they’re now open) and over at LEGO Shop@Home. And this month, it seems that LEGO has the adult fan community in mind when it launched its impressive wave of LEGO 18+ sets, catering to the more discerning LEGO hobbyist in mind.

Since LEGO began introducing its 18+ sets branding with the LEGO Star Wars Helmet Collection, the LEGO Group made it a point to offer larger, more sophisticated sets to the AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO) community. And since then, we’ve seen a steady increase of sets representing each of LEGO’s current themes.

Just to be sure that everything is covered though, LEGO has also released other sets intended for all ages coming from its various licensed and homegrown themes. With 55 new sets offered this month (as per Brickset’s count), I’m pretty sure there is something that will catch your fancy. We have a handful of new sets coming from other LEGO themes such as Star Wars, Super Mario, Harry Potter, Technic, Friends, City, Ninjago, Hidden Side and my personal favorite, Monkie Kid. Take note that depending on your region, some of these sets might still be released on a later date.

Check out these LEGO 18+ sets now available at LEGO’s online shopping portal. And if you wish to add them to your LEGO must-have list for this month, be kind enough to click on the following affiliate links below to support our work here in The Brick Show. Read on and happy building!

LEGO 18+ Sets

LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374)

2,646 pieces | $229.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323)

3,662 pieces | $349.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)

3,167 pieces | $119.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Marvel Iron Man Helmet (76165)

480 pieces | $59.99

LEGO 18+ Sets

 

LEGO Super Mario
The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360)
LEGO Star Wars
The LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288)
LEGO Harry Potter
The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower (75969)
LEGO Friends
The LEGO Friends Summer Fun Water Park (41430)
 LEGO City
The LEGO City Ocean Exploration Ship (60266)
LEGO Monkie Kid
The LEGO Monkie Kid The Flaming Foundry (80016)
LEGO Ninjago
The LEGO Ninjago Fire Stone Mech (71720)
LEGO Hidden Side
The LEGO Hidden Side Mystery Castle (70437)
LEGO Technic
The LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107)

 

All LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) Characters Revealed

A couple of months ago, we managed to share a partial listing of what to expect from the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) where we looked at an initial roster of who’s who in this anticipated Collectible Minifigure Series. And if you’re closely following the trail of virtual bread crumbs (aka leaks) on this CMF series on social media, you probably have an idea on what to expect from this follow-up licensed series. Same as before, we’re not allowed to post its images here, but if don’t mind some spoilers then just go ahead and navigate your way through Google or Instagram.

In the meantime, read on to know what you can expect from the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). For starters, what we’re sure of is the fact that LEGO already confirmed its arrival in September, and that there’s a total of 16 Harry Potter characters to collect from this series. Here’s a brief description of each of the characters included, as they appear in the series’ minifigure checklist.

  1. Harry Potter with Advanced Potion-Making book.
  2. Professor Albus Dumbledore as seen from the Chamber of Secrets, together with a new (and far better) LEGO version of Fawkes the phoenix.
  3. Hermione Granger with a butterbeer glass accessory and striped clothing.
  4. Ron Weasley with a similar butterbeer glass accessory and striped shirt.
  5. Luna Lovegood with a new lion hat accessory (unlike that from the lion costume from TLM2 CMF 71023).
  6. Griphook in his Gringotts outfit, and an interesting new Sword of Gryffindor piece.
  7. Lily Potter with a Baby Harry Potter figure in contrast to that Baby Voldemort figure that came with the LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort (75965) set from last year.
  8. James Potter holding what seems to be a 2×4 printed tile depicting the couple’s photo.
  9. Ginny Weasley on her Slug Club dress outfit during the club’s Christmas Party. This minifigure version also has a sort of wine glass accessory.
  10. Fred Weasley with a cap accessory and what looks to be his signature Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes case. It will surely be nice if the case comes out as a printed piece.
  11. George Weasley with a similar cap accessory and the iconic Marauder’s Map.
  12. Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban outfit, handcuffs, and prison ID.
  13. Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory. The cap and the robe is a nice touch for this minifigure.
  14. Moaning Myrtle with Tom Riddle’s diary.
  15. Professor Pomona Sprout with a mandrake figure.
  16. Neville Longbottom in school robes (unlike that from 71022) with a Book of Monsters figure.

What we can also confirm is that the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) will also come with the same angled bar with stud pieces that were first introduced in the LEGO DC Super Heroes CMF (71026).  As you may know already,  this particular piece allows for some dynamic posing of the minifigures when they are placed on their respective stands.

Since the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 is slated to be released next month, then we can expect some news from LEGO anytime soon. Similar to previous offerings, we can expect each blind bag to be retailed at $4.99 each. We’ll give you more updates such as box distribution and other details once they are available.

Thanks to Stonewars for the heads up.

August 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Up With LEGO Super Mario Taking Center Stage

LEGO.com has released its digital version of the August 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, putting the spotlight in its upcoming LEGO Super Mario expansions sets and its next 18+ set, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).

Similar to its previous store calendars, there’s no virtually no mention of any in-store events and activities due to the current pandemic, but it doesn’t stop LEGO from giving out its offerings and freebies. Let’s take a quick look at what select local LEGO brand stores have to offer. Please note that not all LEGO stores are open in compliance with local laws and regulations.

Free LEGO Super Mario Monty Mole and Super Mushroom (40414) Expansion Set

August 1 to 8, 2020

If you recall, this expansion set was first officially unveiled by LEGO earlier in April as a pre-order gift for those who will get the LEGO Super Mario Stater Course (71360). And it’s nice to see that the offer is still up when you purchase the said base set from August 1 to 9. Needless to say, it’s a great way to expand your LEGO Super Mario adventure without paying for an extra buck.

 

Free LEGO Super Mario Super Mushroom Surprise (30385) Polybag Expansion Set

August 1 to 16, 2020

Here’s another incentive to get the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course – for a minimum, single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Super Mario sets worth $40 or more, you’ll have this polybag freebie thrown into your cart as well. Available from August 1 to 16, the LEGO Super Mario Super Mushroom Surprise (30385) polybag comes in at 18 pieces that adds another level of interactive fun in the Starter Course. As it seems, the LEGO version of the Super Mushroom is only found in these promotional freebies, except for the Boomer Bill Barrage (71366) set. LEGO is really making these deals more appealing.

 

Free LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo (30342) Polybag 

August 17 to 31, 2020

We caught glimpse of this freebie since last November and its nice that LEGO is now adding this as a promotional offer as well. This next polybag offering is the smaller cousin of the LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO (76899) which was released earlier this year. So if you’re planning to get your next LEGO Speed Champions set, then it will be better to schedule your next purchase during these dates.

 

For LEGO VIPs: Limited Edition LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Phoenix Minifigure Sweepstakes

August 17 to September 6, 2020

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center continues its exclusive minifigure giveaway with this next offer following its Shazam and Deadpool Duck sweepstakes. The next LEGO Marvel SDCC minifig exclusive up for grabs is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Phoenix minifigure, given away during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. For more info and promo mechanics, be sure to visit LEGO.com/VIP.

Other than the LEGO Super Mario sets arriving in August, we also have plenty of sets coming from various themes that are slated to make their debut next month. Besides the much-awaited LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374), we have other LEGO set offerings that AFOLs can certainly be excited for: we have the exquisite LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323), LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107), and the LEGO Architecture The White House (21054) just to name a few. For more info on upcoming LEGO sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

So, what’s in your LEGO shopping list next month? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

WATCH: LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) Designer Video

Whether you’re a newbie in the LEGO hobby or a veteran AFOL, LEGO’s latest adult-focused theme has something to offer that will inspire the creative person in you. After officially unveiling its LEGO Art theme earlier this month, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video that gives us an inside look at the creative inspiration behind one of its offerings. Check out the LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) designer video below.

LEGO Designer Chris Stamp shares with us the inspiration and design process that goes with LEGO ART, particularly to that of MCU’s Iron Man. The LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) allows you to recreate three particular versions of Iron Man as we remember him on the big screen, each of which somehow presents a particular milestone in the evolution of Tony Stark’s superhero persona. Set on a 48×48 frame, LEGO fans can choose to recreate the Mark 3 that appeared in the very first Iron Man movie. You can also opt to recreate a pixelated image of the Hulkbuster if you wish to memorialize Iron Man’s historic bout with the Hulk and their subsequent team-up as the world’s mightiest heroes in the form of the Avengers. And finally, as a fitting tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of the “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” we all cried for in Endgame, the LEGO Design team saw it fit to have the Mark 85 as the final representative for the LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man mosaic.

LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man
You can choose to display all of the three different versions of MCU’s Iron Man as seen above. Bear in mind that you need to have three sets of the LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) in order to do this. 

As you may have known already, what is also cool about the LEGO Art theme is that you can combine several copies of the same set to recreate a larger, more impressive LEGO mosaic. You can combine three of these LEGO Art Marve Studios Iron Man and you can have an almost 4 feet long LEGO mosaic art that you can proudly display at home. The combined, three 15.5 inches panels recreate the ultimate Iron Man in an awesome, dynamic pose. You may also opt to display all three separate designs like a sort of a timeline that covers the significant events in MCU’s Iron Man.

LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man
Or you may opt to have a larger 4-foot panel using three same sets for that ultimate LEGO Iron Man tribute.  

What builders may also find interesting about the LEGO Art theme are the new parts that come with them. There’s the new 16×16 brick that allows you to divide the LEGO Art set into 9 separate panels. Such design allows the builder to focus on one section of the set, without being overwhelmed by the rest of the details. There’s also a new and wider black brick separator (which looks cool by the way), designed specifically to remove 4 or 6 tile pieces at a time. Finally, there’s a new hanger piece which is basically a 3×5 panel with a pinhole that allows the completed set to be hung and displayed on a wall.

The new-for-August 202o pieces that were introduced with the LEGO Art series.

With the latest LEGO Art series, LEGO hopes that adult fans of the brick and those that are just starting in the hobby will be able to appreciate what this series has to offer – a sort of a creative break, especially during these trying times.

The LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) will be released on August 1 and will be joined later on in September by other cool selections of pixel-brick arts such as Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197), The Beatles (31198), and Star Wars The Sith (31200). You may click on these affiliate links to know more about them, or head over at LEGO Shop@Home.

First LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK Storage Solutions Appears in Germany

Back in 2018, LEGO and Netherlands-based furniture/storage company IKEA have partnered together to offer innovative storage solutions that are both practical and inventive at the same time. Eventually dubbed as IKEA BYGGLEK, we now get to see this line’s initial offerings.

Promobricks have shared several images of the LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK line of storage solutions, plus a LEGO BYGGLEK (40357) set that goes with the storage boxes nicely. The LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK storage boxes come in three sizes, all in a white color scheme: A Small Box (26x18x12 cm), A Large Box (35x26x12 cm), and a 3-in-1 Combi Box.

LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK
This initial offering of LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK storage solutions comes in three variants: a Small Box (26x18x12 cm) retailing for  €12.99,  a Large Box (35x26x12 cm) for  €14.99, and a 3-in-1 Combi Box.

What is also common in all three offerings is that they all come with studded top covers that also doubles as a sort of baseplate. I can already imagine several ways on how this can be useful in terms of storing your LEGO bricks and pieces. Each side of the storage boxes, particularly the Small and Large ones, also features a 6-stud wide recessed portion, while the Combi Box features a 4-stud wide space. This is particularly helpful if you want to add a bit of personality to your LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK storage box, or simply labeling your box by putting the appropriate LEGO piece right in that space. A rough Google translation offers us the following product description for this collection of storage solutions.

“This is not just a simple box with a lid, it is a treasure chest full of tempting game ideas; a house that you can furnish; a staircase, a kit for creative people. And much more if you want.”

This initial offering also includes the LEGO BYGGLEK (40357) set that comes in at 201 pieces. The set features several LEGO pieces and two minifigures to kickstart your creative play with the LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK storage line. What is neat about this set is that the minifigs feature the iconic minifigure face print that older LEGO fans will enjoy.

According to the personnel of the IKEA store where these storage solutions were found, an official release date may be slated sometime next month, or in October at the most. However, as of to date, these offerings are not yet listed at the IKEA US online store so will probably need to wait a bit longer.

Build Your Pop-Art Passion With These New LEGO Art Mosaics

LEGO has finally revealed its latest line of sets catered to the AFOL community. Last March, I made mention of a rumored series of LEGO wall art sets that are said to be launched in the latter of summer. And this time around, LEGO  has unveiled the LEGO Art sets that provide a new ‘canvas’ of creative building expression for older LEGO fans.

Slated to be launched on September 1st, the LEGO Art brings together some of the most iconic personalities and characters of the 20th century, allowing LEGO fans to render them in a LEGO mosaic format.

What is also interesting about these sets are the parts that are included with them. The new LEGO Art series comes with a new and wider black brick separator (which looks cool by the way), designed specifically to remove 4 or 6 tile pieces at a time. Though the media resource that LEGO has released does not give us a closer look at its new baseplate-like piece, I feel that the new canvas for the LEGO Art series is more like a large, singular 16×16 brick with Technic holes on its sides. These features allow the 9 pieces of these large bricks to be connected to each other to create an impressive 40cm square canvas. There’s also a generous amount of round tiles that come in new colors that serve as your brick paint of sorts in coloring your LEGO wall art.

And as a bonus, LEGO is throwing in some pretty neat interview soundtracks or anecdotes coming from the creators behind Iron Man and Star Wars and those individuals who are most familiar with the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles.

There are four sets in the LEGO Art theme, all of which will be available sometime between August and September, retailing for $199.99 per set. It should also be noted that although each LEGO Art set offers several options on how you can create your brick canvas, they cannot be built simultaneously. That means if you wish to have all of the Beatles members displayed side by side, then you must have 4 copies of set 31198. Also, it seems that in the case of the LEGO Art Iron Man and Star Wars mosaics, you can combine 3 of these sets to create larger, composite wall art.

Here’s what LEGO has to say about its latest line of products. Read on for LEGO’s official press release for the LEGO Art mosaic sets, followed by their official images. These are now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, and you may click on the following affiliate links below if you wish to have a closer look.

Transform your passion into art: the LEGO Group puts pop-art back in the picture for adult builders.

New LEGO® ART sets featuring Marvel and Star Wars characters and famous celebrities help adults get into the right ‘frame’ of mind while creating their very own masterpiece.

Billund, July 1st, 2020: Today, the LEGO Group is launching a new canvas for creative expression alongside a series of much-loved partners. Designed for adults who pride themselves on their love of pop culture, four new LEGO® ART sets give creative adults a different way to transform their passion into art. 

Those who love Warhol or Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, or iconic characters from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars™ galaxy can pay homage to their idols by creating their very own LEGO artwork portrait to proudly display in their homes, offices or wherever they enjoy their music, film or art. 

The LEGO® ART sets offer adults a new creative experience to help them relax and recharge as they transform a blank canvas (or in this case, small interlinking base plates) using LEGO tiles. Each set can be reimagined in several different ways to express the personality of each different builder and to make it easy and simple for pop culture lovers to refresh the LEGO ART piece on display in their house. All four new sets come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art, and a new hanging element to make them easy to hang up and switch around.

With new research from the LEGO Group finding that 73% of adults often research new ways to help them relax*, each LEGO ART set comes with a bespoke soundtrack that makes the perfect building companion. Featuring fascinating anecdotes from the creators of Iron Man and *Star Wars*, or those closest to the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles, the soundtracks dive deep into the inspiration behind each design to help adults fully immerse themselves in the building experience and unwind while they explore their love of music, art or film in a new way. 

The LEGO® Marvel Studios Iron Man set will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com while the other three sets will be available from retailers from 1st August 2020, or from 1st September in the US. Products may be available to pre-order from 1st July from selected retailers in certain countries.

LEGO Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197)
3,341 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art

LEGO Art

LEGO Art The Beatles (31198)

2,933 pieces | $119.99

LEGO Art

LEGO Art

 

LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)
3,167 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art
LEGO Art
LEGO Art Star Wars The Sith (31200)
3,406 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art

LEGO Art

LEGO Store July 2020 Store Calendar Is All About Summer Fun

Summer has kicked in, and LEGO inspires us to think-out-of-the-box and to reinvent what it means to have fun during this season. As the threat of COVID-19 is still very real, we can still make summer fun and exciting with the wave of new LEGO sets now available at the LEGO Store, plus a couple of nice freebies to go along with it. These and much more are highlighted in the online version of the LEGO Store July 2020 Store Calendar. Let’s take a quick look at what it has to offer.

Free LEGO Creator Creative Fun 12-in-1 (40411) Set

Offer valid from July 1-26, 2020 

LEGO Store July 2020

 

 

Free LEGO Back to School Pack (5005969)

Offer valid from July 27 to 29, 2020

LEGO Store July 2020

This next promotional item has a quite short promo period, scheduled to be available only for three days. However, it will appeal mostly to younger LEGO fans who take pride in showing their love for the brick. For every LEGO purchase worth $50 or more from July 27 to 29 will qualify you for a free LEGO Back to School Pack (5005969). This stationery freebie comes with a neat transparent pencil case, CMF character stickers, ruler, pencil, a notebook, and a nice brick-shaped eraser.

 

Free LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

Offer valid from July 24-26, 2020

It’s an early holiday treat from LEGO as they bring back one of 2019’s gift-with-purchase set. The LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) will be added to your cart for free from July 24-26 when your LEGO purchase reaches $100 and above. This brick-built tree comes in at an impressive 392 pieces and is a perfect ornament for that Holiday Winter Village that you’re planning to display.

 

LEGO VIPs Monthly Sweepstakes – Limited Edition Bizarro Minifigure

Enter online at the VIP Reward Center from July 13-August 2, 2020

LEGO Store July 2020

It looks like LEGO intends this to be a regular thing. Following the return of the LEGO Deadpool Duck Minifigure (SDCC 2017 promotional exclusive) as a VIP Sweepstakes prize earlier this month, another SDCC exclusive added to the roster of VIP rewards. The limited-edition LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Bizarro Minifigure is the next sweepstakes prize up for grabs. This rare minifigure made its debut at SDCC 2012 as a ComicCon promotional with only 1,000 or so minifigs made for the said event. You may enter online from July 13 to August 2, with 50 VIP points per sweepstakes entry.

And similar to previous months, the LEGO Store July 2020 Store Calendar shows no indication of any LEGO in-store activities slated for next month as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. However, LEGO promises to gradually re-open all of its stores as long as the proper health protocols are in place. So for the time being, be sure to check out the many LEGO sets scheduled to be released in July and August such as the LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179) and a plethora of LEGO Super Mario expansion sets to name a few.  Just click on these affiliate links to know more.

LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277) Now Up at LEGO.com

The next LEGO train set geared towards adult LEGO fans is now up at LEGO Shop@Home. A long time coming, the LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is the next set to feature the 18+ branding which specifically has the AFOL in mind, and more so, for fans of the classic LEGO Trains theme.

Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

Coming in at 1,271 pieces, the Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is based on the iconic Class Ce 6/8 II locomotive, first built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927. And like its powerhouse counterpart, this brick version of the Crocodile is not just for show and aesthetics. The set may be motorized with Powered Up components (sold separately), the way LEGO Trains are supposed to be.

The LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is priced at $99.99 and will be available at your local LEGO Store and online starting July 1st. Read on for the set’s complete product description and check out some of its official photos. You may also click the following affiliate link below if you wish to add to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

1,271 pieces | $99.99 | Coming on July 1

Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

Clear your mind and escape the daily grind with this fulfilling building project. If your passion for toy train sets has never really left you, you’ll love recreating the amazing details of the Crocodile Locomotive, a vintage classic from the golden age of rail travel.

Impressive attention to detail
Inspired by the Class Ce 6/8 II locomotive, first built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927, this beautiful LEGO® model is packed with realistic details. With side rods that move as the wheels turn and posable pantographs that move up and down, there’s lots to explore. Lift the roof to access the crew compartment and use the 2 minifigures to bring the story of this iconic train to life. Add the Powered Up components (sold separately) to motorize your locomotive.

Spark your passion for building
The Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is part of a collection of LEGO® model building kits for adults who love beautiful design. This model also makes a great gift for anyone who loves model trains.

  • This LEGO® Crocodile Locomotive (10277) model kit is perfect for adults looking to build a vintage locomotive model or for anyone who loves trains and is looking for their next hobby project.
  • Enjoy a rewarding challenge as you bring this buildable model train to life. Then explore the features and functions packed into this set, which celebrates the classic Crocodile Locomotive train.
  • Discover amazing details with authentic features true to the original Crocodile Locomotive. The 2 LEGO®minifigures with tools, display track and plaque provide lots to explore after building the classic train.
  • Ideal for model train fans, railway enthusiasts and LEGO® lovers, this building kit for adults makes a creative gift or birthday present to transport building fans to a world of total relaxation.
  • This train model measures over 6” (16cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) long and 3.5” (8cm) wide, making it a beautiful display piece to show off with pride.
  • You can jump right into this immersive building project since no batteries are required. To motorize your locomotive, add 1 x 88009 and 1 x 88013 Powered Up components (sold separately).

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