LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Commemorative Minifigures Revealed

It seems that LEGO has cast a transfiguration spell on this one. And as this year marks another milestone for one of LEGO’s well-loved theme, it seems that a wave of LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary commemorative minifigures are on their way.

Shared by wizardingworld over at Instagram, this collection of six LEGO Harry Potter minifigures come in an entirely golden color scheme including their base plates and accessories, and will be included in select LEGO HP sets that are slated to be released in the 2nd half of 2021. This wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets will also be a part of LEGO’s anniversary line of offerings that marks the theme’s 20th year. This is very much the same as what LEGO did with Ninjago’s 10th-anniversary sets earlier this year, where similar golden commemorative minifigs were included in some sets to add to its appeal and collectability.

The LEGO Harry Potter characters that are expected to be given the golden magic treatment will be Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Professor Severus Snape, Voldemort, and Quirinus Quirrell. We have no word yet at what particular sets they will be included. But since images of these LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary minifigures are already out there, and we’re just a couple of months away before the LEGO H2 sets are officially released, then we can expect a steady wave of LEGO set reveals to be around the corner.

In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs here at our blog site and keep an eye over at LEGO Shop@Home as well.

More LEGO Star Wars Helmets Revealed – Now Up at LEGO Shop@Home

After its initial launch in March of last year, LEGO has now added more Instagram-worthy sets under its LEGO Star Wars Helmets collection. And this time around, the Empire is getting another boost with the introduction of the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet (75304), and the Scout Trooper Helmet (75305).

These latest additions to the LEGO Star Wars Helmets feature some of the most iconic figures in Star Wars lore. This most recent version of the Sith Lord is by far his largest brick sculpture to date. If you recall back in 2019, LEGO has also released a Target-exclusive LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227) as part of LEGO’s promotional event in celebrating LEGO Star Wars’ 20th anniversary. However, this year’s offering c0mes with almost 3 times the number of LEGO pieces compared to its predecessor.

Additionally, the LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper Helmet (75305) comes as the third Imperial-inspired set among the LEGO Star Wars Helmet collection, following that of the Stormtrooper Helmet (75276) and TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet (75274). It will be great if LEGO will also come up with a Rebel Pilot Helmet of some sort to balance things out. We just have to wait and see.

Check out these official product images, and be sure to click on the following affiliate links below if you wish to add them to your LEGO Star Wars Helmet collection. For more LEGO Star Wars sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet (75304)

834 pieces | $69.99 | Available now

LEGO Star Wars Helmets

LEGO Star Wars Helmets

 

LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper Helmet (75305)

471 pieces | $49.99 | Available now

LEGO Star Wars Helmets

LEGO Star Wars Helmets

ICYMI: LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) Landing this April

In case you missed it, the LEGO Group has officially announced another set that celebrates their creative collaboration with NASA. Unveiled earlier this week, the LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) celebrates the launch of the original NASA STS-31 together with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.

The commemoration of this historic event is now immortalized in LEGO form through the LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discvovery (10283) set, slated to arrive this April. And what better way to launch (no pun intended) this set is by having the first-ever American woman astronaut to have ever walked on space introduce this latest LEGO-NASA collab. Dr. Kathy Sullivan was even kind enough to even share some of her insights as a pioneering astronaut, and to encourage budding LEGO builders, engineers, and scientists to pursue a career in space exploration.

The LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) is an 18+ set coming in at 2,354 pieces. The set will be directly available in all LEGO brand stores and LEGO Shop@Home for $200 beginning April 1, 2021. Read more about LEGO’s official press release about this new offering, and likewise you may click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. This latest LEGO 18+  will certainly look magnificent beside other NASA-inspired sets such as the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) and the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176).

LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283)

2,354 pieces | $199.99 | Available starting April 1, 2021

Celebrate the wonders of space with this LEGO® NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) model building set for adults. With 2,354 pieces, this engaging challenge lets you build the Space Shuttle Discovery, plus the Hubble Space Telescope, launched on NASA’s STS-31 mission in 1990.

An astronaut’s view
Packed with features, this build marks the amazing accomplishments of Discovery. Open the payload bay to deploy the Hubble Telescope on its mission to explore the cosmos. Adjust the elevons, engage the landing gear on reentry and deploy the robotic arm. The cockpit opens to reveal flight and mid-decks with seats for 5 crew members. The telescope features movable solar panels and an aperture door. The multiple display stands let you display the space shuttle model and telescope individually or together.

A building project for you
The LEGO NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) set is part of a series of buildable models for adults, offering an escape from everyday life with display pieces to admire.

  • Take a journey of exploration with this LEGO® NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) model building kit for adults.
  • Enjoy hours of immersive building as you create both the Space Shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Space Telescope from NASA’s 1990 NASA STS-31 mission.
  • Check out all the authentic features, including the opening payload bay, retractable landing gear, opening cockpit, moving elevons, space arm, plus 5 seats for the crew.
  • The Hubble Space Telescope LEGO® build features movable solar panels and a hatch door, just like on the real thing.
  • Looking for the best gifts for adults who love a creative project? This space shuttle model will appeal to space enthusiasts and anyone wanting an immersive building challenge, making it a great gift.
  • Comes with coffee-table-style instructions that include inspirational design details. With multiple display stands, this space shuttle model makes an eye-catching centerpiece for the home or office.
  • The shuttle model measures over 8.5 in. (21 cm) high, 21 in. (54 cm) long and 13.5 in. (34 cm) wide, making it the perfect size to display.

LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) Now Up at LEGO Shop@Home

Last week, it was revealed that a villainous Marvel character will be added to the LEGO Helmet Collection in the form of the LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199). Initially offered as a Target pre-order exclusive, it is good to know that the set has finally appeared over at LEGO Shop@Home slated for an April 11, 2021 release.

LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199)

The LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199), which is basically more of a bust rather than a helmet, takes its cue from its notoriously evil villain counterpart from Marvel comics (which makes me also wonder if having such a vicious baddie in its roster of Marvel sets will run counter against LEGO’s values). This is not the first time that LEGO featured this ultra-violent character, though. There are two particular LEGO Marvel sets where this blood-colored symbiote is featured: 2015’s Carnage’s SHIELD Sky Attack (76036) and the more recent Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage (76173). And now having the LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) helmet/bust under the LEGO 18+ series further seals Carnage’s place in the LEGO subthemes.

And in case you’re interested to add this set to your Instagram-worthy LEGO collection, then you may click the following affiliate link below to add this set to your LEGO wishlist. The LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) set comes in at 546 pieces and will retail for $60 once it arrives in stores on April 11.

LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199)

546 pieces | $59.99 | Available starting April 11, 2021

LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man Carnage (76199) takes your construction skills into the Marvel Universe as you recreate the nightmarish features of the alien supervillain.

Authentic details to build and display
From the low, red brow to the protruding jaw packed with bayonet-like teeth, this LEGO brick replica of Carnage provides Marvel movie fans and model-making enthusiasts with a building experience that is challenging yet highly rewarding. With a stylish name plaque attached to the sturdy base, this remarkable model will look even more impressive displayed alongside other LEGO comic-book creations.

LEGO brick model-making kits
Escape the busy world and rediscover the joy of creative construction with adult LEGO building sets. Satisfying to build and stunning to display, adult LEGO kits make great birthday gifts, Christmas presents, and personal treats for anyone interested in model making or comic-book culture.

  • Construct your own LEGO® brick replica of the merciless supervillain Carnage, with LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Carnage (76199).
  • This 546-brick project captures all the monstrous alien’s authentic details – from its low, red brow to its bayonet-like teeth – and stands on a sturdy base with a stylish name plaque attached.
  • The satisfaction of a job well done will last long after the hands-on construction of this collectible piece of Marvel memorabilia is completed.
  • This build-and-display iconic supervillain is the perfect project for adult Marvel movie fans and model-making enthusiasts.
  • The finished model measures over 7 in. (19 cm) high, 3 in. (9 cm) wide, and 5 in. (15 cm) deep and provides a fascinating conversation starter, whether displayed in your home or workplace.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) GWP Promo Extended

In case you haven’t started your LEGO shopping routine for this month and worrying that you have already missed the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, then fear not. LEGO was kind enough to extend this promo until Wednesday this week.

In celebration of International Women’s Day this March, LEGO has released a new promotional item that celebrates the life and achievements of Amelia Earhart as the first female pilot to do a Transatlantic solo flight. This LEGO GWP set features Earhart’s iconic red 1932 Lockheed 5B Vega and an exclusive LEGO Amelia Earhart minifigure.

The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) promotional set is originally slated to be offered from March 6 to 14, 2021 as mentioned in the March 2021 LEGO Store Calendar. But thankfully, LEGO opted to extend this promo until Wednesday. And given the fact that it still appears in our LEGO Shop@Home cart upon check out is a good indication that LEGO has enough of these sets to go around.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute
The availability of the LEGO Amelia Earhart (40450) gift-with-purchase set has been extended until this Wednesday, March 17 as seen in this promotional page from LEGO Shop@Home.

If you’re looking forward to having this LEGO GWP tribute, be sure to act now since we’re not sure if LEGO will extend this offer beyond this Wednesday. And for the latest LEGO sets that were released this month, be sure to check our list right here.

Lastly, in case you missed it, LEGO also featured an interview with Mel Caddick, the LEGO designer behind this cool tribute. You can find a brief transcript of this interview over at the LEGO Amelia Earhart (40450) product page.

Its Time to Cast Your Vote for the LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build Contest

The LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build contest has now entered its crowd vote stage. And with 15 finalists vying to be the Grand Prize winner and the bragging rights to be the next LEGO gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, it’s now up to the LEGO fan community to determine which is the best among the rest.

Launched last month, this next LEGO Ideas contest seeks to find the most playful and creative space-inspired, fan-made LEGO set out there under 250 bricks. This means that once turned into an official LEGO set, the winning entry will most likely be of the same size as that of its predecessor, the LEGO Vintage Car (40448). During the Review Stage, the LEGO Ideas Review Team selected the 15 finalists based on the following:

  • Overall coolness and originality 
  • Most inspired details
  • Relevance to the contest theme
  • Best of use of LEGO elements 

Now that the contest’s review stage has concluded with 15 finalists to choose from, fans can now cast their one (1) precious vote to help support the next LEGO GWP set. In no particular order, here are the top entries that made it past the review stage. You may click on their respective links if you wish to support your favorite entry. Remember you can only cast your vote once so be sure to consider every entry first before giving your vote. Crowd voting will end on March 19 so be sure to vote now.

ASTRONOMY LAB by jamquolantern

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

HELLO FROM THE MOON by 120brick

COMMUTER CAPSULE DOCKING by BriKKone

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

URSA MAJOR by  john_carter

LEGO DELIVERY ROVER by Commander Brick

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

DISCOVERY OF A NEW PLANET by LegoBee

THE JOURNEY OF AN ASTRONAUT by Chris221

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

OBSERVATORY by Dallen_Powell

BOB’S UNEXPECTED SPACE ADVENTURE by  BrickHammer

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

THE CLASSIC SPACE LOGO by FSLeinad

THE ADVENTURES OF THE USS CARDBOARD by bulldoozer

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

D.U.C.K. TANK by JuliusBadhead

MARS RESEARCH BIO-DOME by ABStract

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

ASTRONAUT ACTION FIGURE by ChaMi

SPACE HELMET by 2116

LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build

 

Which of these LEGO Ideas Out of This World Space Build finalists do you think will make it become the next LEGO Ideas gift-with-purchase set? Share with us what you think in the comments section below. And for the latest LEGO Ideas sets out there such as the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326), be sure to head over at LEGO Shop@Home.

New LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet (76199) Revealed

It looks like there is a new addition to the LEGO Helmet Collection hailing from the Marvel universe. Reddit user pbpdesigns have shared some details on what seems to be a Target-exclusive. And from the looks of it, we can expect a new, crazy cool LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet (76199) brick-built bust any time soon.

This info came in when pbpdesigns shared a notification from the Target app revealing this LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet (76199) pre-order offer as you can see below. As of this posting, the Target alert indicates that the set will go live for pre-order on March 11, 8 AM CST, and the link for its product page is not yet published live.

Carnage helmet coming to Target. Just got an alert. from lego

The LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) is based on one of Marvel’s most formidable symbiote villains who is also slated to appear in future Sony films. Similar to sets under the LEGO Helmet Collections, this set follows the same design concept appealing mainly to adult LEGO fans. And though this new subtheme seems to offer more Star Wars characters, it looks like LEGO intends to accommodate more licensed characters outside of this theme. On a side note, there are also rumors (and leaked images) circulating online on what looks like a similar Batman brick-built bust. I guess only time can tell if this will also officially surface or is just another kind of deliberate misdirection.

I also understand the hype over this new LEGO Marvel Carnage bust considering how on point its design is. The black and red color scheme beautifully stands out, and I love how the details of Carnage’s eyes and glorious teeth define this iconic villain. I just can’t figure out if this set also comes with printed pieces for those symbiote-laden eyebrows and forehead, but I guess that it might be stickers.

Though it is labeled as a Target-exclusive, I am still expecting that this set will eventually appear over at LEGO Shop@Home. I’ll keep you posted. So what do you think of this new LEGO Marvel Carnage Helmet bust? Will you pre-order this over at Target? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Exclusive LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) Set Revealed

LEGOLAND Parks has just revealed its next limited-edition set following last year’s LEGOLAND Fire Academy (40393). The LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) is slated to be offered exclusively at the LEGO Store located inside the theme park. This is good news actually, since it may suggest that LEGOLAND is already gearing up for its re-opening anytime soon. And like other tourist destinations, LEGOLAND is now trying to re-open as it tries to recover from the effects of the global pandemic. If you recall back in April last year, LEGOLAND was somewhat compelled to sell its exclusive sets due to its closure back then.

The LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) comes in at 359 pieces and is expected to retail for $29.99. It features a portion of the slides that can be found in the actual water park, a mini waterfall, a food cart, and a couple of poolside lounges with umbrella. It also comes with a selection of minifigures chilling out under the summer sun – a lady food cart vendor, a young boy with an ice cream accessory, a baby in a stroller, a mom with a baby bottle, and a guy in swimming attire.

If you and your family is a frequent visitor of LEGOLAND, then grabbing the LEGOLAND Water Park (40473) set is a great way to memorialize the experience. Plus, it’s a nice addition to your growing LEGOLAND collection which might include previous exclusive sets such as the LEGOLAND Castle (40306), LEGOLAND Driving School (40347), and the LEGOLAND Theme Park (40346). Just be sure to follow your local health protocols in your next visit. Keep safe everyone and happy building!

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) Gift-With-Purchase Set Now Available

The first LEGO Store promotional item for this month is now up. And in case you don’t want to miss it, you may need to do your next LEGO shopping ASAP. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) gift-with-purchase (GWP) set is now up over at LEGO Shop@Home and your local LEGO brand stores while supplies last.

This brick tribute to one of aviation history’s most daring female pilots is also LEGO’s way of celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. The LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450) will be added to your LEGO shopping cart for free once your purchases reach $100 or more. And as we expect that this GWP set will be quite popular among LEGO fans and collectors, I’m afraid that it is very likely that this collectible will be out of circulation even before its promo ends on March 14.

In the meantime, be sure to have your next LEGO shopping list ready and check out some of the features of this promotional set as you can see below. For the latest LEGO sets that are now available this month, be sure to check them out right here. And for more LEGO sets that are currently available, head over to LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450)

203 pieces | Valued at $19.99 | Gift-with-purchase set available from March 6 to 14 at all LEGO brand stores and LEGO Shop@Home.

Build and honor an iconic adventurer with this LEGO® Amelia Earhart Tribute set. Kids will learn about the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic as they build a replica of Earhart’s plane, the Lockheed Vega 5B. Get this FREE gift with any purchase over $100. 3/6 – 3/14 or while supplies last.

LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute

 

LOOK: LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449) Official Images

The LEGO Store Calendar for March 2021 has already been released, and if you recall, one of the promotional items that we can expect in the second half of this month is the LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House (40449). Though the image that we have previously was less than desirable, we now have a few official images where we can see the finer details of this seasonal set.

LEGO Easter Bunny's Carrot House

To be precise, you can expect to have this limited-edition LEGO Easter Bunny’s Carrot House added to your cart when your next single-receipt LEGO purchase reaches $60 or more. Valued at $12.99, this promotional gift-with-purchase (GWP) set will be available starting March 15 to April 5 or until supplies last.

The build features a carrot-inspired house and a minibuild of a gray Easter bunny. Despite being relatively small, the carrot house is packed with details (though made up of stickers I think) in its interiors, with several Easter eggs adorning its garden. As an added treat, LEGO designers placed a hidden easter egg on top of the carrot house’s door for a bit of an Easter egg hunt surprise.

LEGO Easter Bunny's Carrot House

And in case you missed it, there is another promotional item that I think will be quite popular among LEGO collectors. In celebration of International Woman’s Day next week, LEGO will be offering another promo in the form of the LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute (40450). This promotional freebie will be up from March 6 to 14 or while supplies last. Considering the details on this set and the first-ever Amelia Earhart minifigure that goes with it, you can expect that this GWP item will be quite popular among LEGO fans.

So better be ready with your LEGO wishlist this month and make sure that you plan your next LEGO purchase promptly. And for new LEGO sets available this March over at LEGO Shop@Home, be sure to check them out right here.