LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) Officially Revealed

It’s finally here. After several teasers over social media, LEGO is now proud to unveil its latest flagship set in partnership with Automobili Lamborghini – the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115). Watch the video below.

The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) is the third set under the LEGO Technic Ultimate Series, following the release of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) in 2016 and Bugatti Chiron (42083) in 2018. This 18+ set comes in at a whopping 3,696 pieces and measures at an impressive over 5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide. That’s almost two feet of pure aesthetic beauty.

The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sian will retail for $379.99 once it arrives in LEGO Stores at LEGO Shop@Home on June 1st. Take a look at the set’s complete product description together with its official images.

 

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115)

3,696 pieces | $379.99

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LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián

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Experience the unmistakable power and looks of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 as you become immersed in this LEGO® Technic™ building kit (42115). With superb detailing, the model car is a faithful representation of the original Sián FKP 37 in eye-catching lime green with golden rims.

The beauty is in the details
Authentic features include the 8-speed transmission, activated by the movable paddle gearshift, V12 engine with moving pistons, and 4-wheel drive. Use the steering wheel to position the car, then check out the front and rear suspension. Just like the full-size super sports car, this model car features classic scissor opening doors.

Luxurious features
This buildable car set lets you enjoy quality downtime as you bring the beautiful Sián FKP 37 to life. Presented in a luxury box, it includes an exclusive coffee-table-quality book with building instructions, images and behind-the-scenes interviews. Open the hood to discover your unique serial number and unlock special onlinecontent.

  • Enjoy immersive building with this LEGO® Technic™ Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 set (42115). Then explore the car’s faithful features, including V12 engine with moving pistons, steering, and front and rear suspension.
  • With an 8-speed sequential transmission, movable rear spoiler, opening front and rear hood, detailed disc brakes and golden rims, this LEGO® Technic™ set brings you closer than ever to the real Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.
  • Designed especially for super sports car fans, with superb detailing, this advanced LEGO® Technic™ construction set comes with a decorative display plate and unique serial number to unlock exclusive online content.
  • A rewarding building project for you, or a special birthday present or holiday gift for a loved one. This LEGO® set is presented in exclusive luxury packaging and provides a stunning display piece to own and enjoy.
  • In a vivid lime green color scheme, with golden rims and decorated elements, this 1:8 scale buildable model car measures over 5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.
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LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián (42115) Reveal Coming Soon

Earlier this year, LEGO has announced its first-ever collaboration with the Lamborghini company to offer the first LEGO Technic set centered on its latest flagship product. After several teasers on its social media sites, there’s strong reason to believe that this next big reveal will be the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián (42115).

According to LEGO’s latest tweet, the full reveal of this set will happen tomorrow on May 28.

Following the tradition of other LEGO partnerships with world-class automotive companies such as Porsche and Bugatti, LEGO has now teamed up with Automobili Lamborghini to create a brick-rendition of the latter’s Sián FKP 37. The Sián is the company’s first hybrid super sports car powered by a V12 engine, and running on hybrid technology using supercapacitors.

Lamborghini Sián (42115)
The inspiration behind LEGO’s latest flagship Technic set is the super sports car Lamborghini Sián

If you will look closely at LEGO’s most recent tweet, the headlights of its upcoming flagship LEGO Technic set bears a very close resemblance to that of the Lamborghini Sián. Its sides also match that of the super sportscar which comes in an olive-green color theme. As such, the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián (42115) is the third set in the line of the LEGO Technic Ultimate Series following the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) in 2016 and Bugatti Chiron (42083) in 2018.

Here’s what Niels Henrik Horsted, LEGO Technic Marketing Director, has to say about this new partnership with Automobili Lamborghini:

“Following the success of the former Ultimate models, both the Porsche and the Bugatti, it was crucial for us to find a new partner with an iconic vehicle, an unmistakable design DNA and ground breaking use of technology.”

Lamborghini Sián (42115)

The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián will be available in LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home starting June 1, 2020, with the grand unveiling to be done tomorrow. Be sure to keep tabs with LEGO’s official web and social media channels to catch this big reveal, or you may bookmark our blogsite to keep you notified.

Latest LEGO Vehicles Featured in the LEGO Store June 2020 Store Calendar

The LEGO Store June 2020 Store Calendar is now out, underscoring its latest line of brick-built vehicles including an attractive gift-with-purchase (GWP) set. Though it will take a lot of getting used to with regards to the many in-store activities that are effectively canceled in LEGO brand stores no thanks to our current pandemic, the LEGO Group has slowly adapted to the new normal by gradually opening its stores in the US. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at what next month’s LEGO Store promotional calendar has to offer.

First off, we have some of LEGO’s most recent brick-built vehicle collection, including two of its larger sets that debuted this year: the LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) and the handsomely crafted LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger (42111) that took inspiration from the Fast & Furious films. Released earlier this year, we also have one of the first 8-stud wide LEGO Speed Champions sets in the form of the Ferrari F8 Tributo (76895) set. These sets and much more are all available at LEGO Shop@Home if you want to take a look.

LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271)
LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger (42111)
LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo (76895)

Similar to this month’s freebie in the form of the LEGO City Beach Buggy (30369), we now have another GWP ride that fans will appreciate. The LEGO Creator Hot Rod (40409) will be yours for free for a minimum single-receipt purchase of LEGO products worth $85 and above. The qualifying purchase needed to bag this freebie is a bit higher as compared to other promotional items this year, but being a scaled model of its predecessor, the LEGO Model Team Blue Fury (5541) from the mid-90s (re-issued in 2004 as set 10151), plus coming in with two minifigures, then I guess I will not mind the qualifying purchase. The LEGO Creator Hot Rod (40409) is valued at $13, so having it as a freebie is a welcomed deal in itself. Be sure to check with your local LEGO store or over at LEGO Shop@Home starting June 1 for this freebie’s availability since this can quickly fly off the shelves. If you wish to see more of this collectible set, then I suggest that you check out The Brothers Brick’s extensive review.

LEGO Store June 2020

As I mentioned earlier, in-store activities are still restricted in all LEGO Stores, so the usual Build-and-Take and designer signing events are effectively canceled. Most LEGO stores are only allowing curbside pickups as of to date as part of LEGO’s compliance towards physical distancing guidelines. I guess its part of the so-called new normal so, we have to eventually adapt to these new systems that are slowly taking shape.

Nevertheless, the month of June has a lot to offer other than the abovementioned sets mentioned in the LEGO Store June 2020 calendar. We have a nice collection of LEGO Friends summer 2020 sets, new LEGO Marvel sets, a new Brick Sketches theme, and even the first-ever LEGO Technic Lamborghini set all slated to arrive next month. These and much more are enough good reasons to keep on building.

Stay home and stay safe everyone!

New LEGO Brick Sketches Theme Revealed – Arriving June 1st

Here’s another surprise from LEGO. Brickset has just revealed that LEGO will be releasing a new LEGO Brick Sketches theme, with four licensed sets – from Star Wars and DC Comics in particular – included in its initial roster.

If you find the LEGO Brick Sketches familiar, that’s because the designer for these sets is none other than ace MOC builder Chris McVeigh. The idea of having a brick-built sketch or drawing was in Chris’ thoughts since 2016, and if you’ll check his Flickr account, you’ll see some of his initial brick sketches mostly focusing on Star Wars characters. I’m glad to see that his work is now recognized by LEGO since he became part of the elite LEGO Design Team more than a year ago. You may also want to check his website where he offers the building instructions for some of his original creations for free.

LEGO Brick Sketches sets are yet to be listed at LEGO Shop@Home, but Huw from Brickset mentions that we can expect them to be available beginning June 1. For a closer look at what these sets offer (which I believe will be more appealing to AFOLs), you may want to check Brickset’s extensive review of the LEGO Brick Sketches The Joker (40428). In the meantime, you may want to take a look at their respective box arts below courtesy of Brickset.

First Order Stormtrooper (40391)

BB-8 (40431)

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Batman (40386)

The Joker (40428)

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New LEGO Super Mario Power-Up Packs Announced

After an online retailer listed possible LEGO outfits for LEGO Super Mario, LEGO has now released the official names of these LEGO Super Mario Power-Up Packs, and what to expect from them.

Slated to be released on August 1, these Power-Up Packs consist of four customizable outfits for the LEGO Super Mario figure included in the Starter Course (71360). Slipping them on the figure will unlock new features and other coin-collecting skills. These Power-Up Packs include several pieces for the suits that activate these new features mentioned. I expect these to be like new sound effects and on-screen behaviors as seen from the video reveal below.

I was hoping that the Flying Mario outfit will be based on his classic raccoon suit, but I guess having the Propeller Mario from the New Super Mario Bros Wii also turned out to be nice. Check out the following images below, and other details from LEGO regarding this new series of LEGO Super Mario Power-Up packs. Each of these expansion sets will be available starting August 1, with a retail price of $9.99. They’re not listed yet at LEGO Shop@Home, and I’ll update this page once they’re available.

Fire Mario Power-Up Pack  (71370)

When LEGO® Mario™ is powered up with this suit, he can gain Fire Attack power – a new way to attack enemies and collect extra coins.

 

Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack  (71371)

Propeller sounds are triggered when players dress LEGO® Mario™ in this suit and make him ‘fly’ to try and win coins. The propeller suit allows LEGO Mario™ to take to the skies, making new sounds as he soars through the air and collects coins. Take LEGO Mario™ on an action-packed flight and turn your living room into a giant LEGO Super Mario™ level!

 

Cat Mario Power-Up Pack (71372)

This suit gives LEGO® Mario™ cat-like skills. Dress him in the special pants and cap and he’ll start to meow and purr. Wearing this suit gives Cat Mario™ the special power to walk up vertical obstacles and collect coins. It’s the purr-fect way to have even more fun with the LEGO Super Mario™ levels.

 

Builder Mario Power-Up Pack (71373)

When LEGO® Mario™ is wearing this suit, players can earn digital coins by making him stomp hard on LEGO bricks in the course they have created. The more he stomps, the more coins you win! It’s a brick-bashingly brilliant way to have even more fun with the LEGO Super Mario™ levels.

LEGO Super Mario Outfits Set Names Revealed

It seems that LEGO still has a handful of surprises in store for us coming from its LEGO Super Mario line. Slovakian online store Svetmodelov, has listed four LEGO Super Mario outfits sets to watch out for in August.

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A screenshot of the LEGO Super Mario outfits listed at Svetmodelov.

There’s no further info about these sets, save for their loosely translated titles, and expected retail price.

Fire Mario Outfit (71370)
Flying Mario Outfit (71371)
Cat Mario Outfit (71372)
Builder Mario Outfit (71373)
Action Cubes (71361)

From the get-go, these titles suggest that the brick-built Mario figure that comes with the Starter Course (71360) will be having a handful of outfits or costumes the way the video game intends it to be. And based on their listed price of approximately 10€ each, we can probably expect that this will include an exclusive LEGO piece for the costume (since the main figure seems to sport a removable lower torso) and several LEGO pieces to accentuate it.

Aside from these LEGO Super Mario outfits, there’s also a separate set referred to as Action Cubes (71361). I’m not really sure what these are exactly, but it’s safe to assume that this might be additional interactive cubes given its price range of 4€. As a side note, Build Better Bricks features a collection of superb custom LEGO Mario Cubes that you may want to check out. Watch their video below.

As of to date, we now have 16 LEGO Super Mario sets to look forward to including the now listed Adventures With Mario Starter Course (71360), and the confirmed and upcoming expansion sets such as the Piranha Plant Power Slide (71366) and Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369). Other confirmed sets include the Super Mushroom Expansion (30385) polybag and the Monty Mole and Super Mushroom Expansion (40414) set, plus other sets that will include several of the classic characters from the video games.

It is clear that LEGO intends this to be one, integrated theme by adding expansion sets to the Starter Course that mimics the overall feel of the classic video game. The LEGO Super Mario outfits and other related sets are slated to be released in August, so we hope to see more details about these expansion sets during the next few weeks.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341) Polybag Arriving Soon

The announcement of the LEGO Monkie Kid theme has been welcomed positively by LEGO fans, and it appears that there will be an additional polybag set to look forward to. A LEGO Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341) polybag has been introduced, and I guess its just a matter of time before it lands in US LEGO Stores.

Monkie Kid's Delivery Bike (30341)

A report from the Brickfinder suggests that a polybag will accompany the new LEGO Monkie Kid theme, similar to other LEGO themes or product series. The said polybag was first spotted during the LEGO Monkie  Kid’s Shanghai launch event last May 15 and was subsequently made available at the LEGO brand store in Shanghai for a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products and merchandise worth RMB369 (roughly $50 and above). Other than the LEGO Monkie Kid’ Delivery Bike (30341) polybag, there were also other exclusive promotional freebies that were given away at the said LEGO Store such as a LEGO Monkie Kid commemorative brick and a LEGO Monkie Kid Storage Head.

The LEGO Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341) features an alternate version of Monkie Kid wearing his kitchen garb, similar to what you can find in sets such as Pigsy’s Food Truck (80009) and Red Son’s Inferno Truck (80011). The delivery bike itself is a great addition to the overall theme, with its clever, brick-built bamboo steamer attached at the back. The polybag also seems to include a unique printed 1×2 plate, though I really can’t place my finger on what it is looking at the image.

As of to date, this polybag is yet to be seen in LEGO Shop@Home in the US, but my bet is that it might be included as a promotional freebie anytime soon or once the LEGO Store June Calendar is published.

The LEGO Monkie Kid sets are now available, and if you wish to take a closer look at these, you can find a good number of crystal clear images right here. Thanks again to the Brickfinder for the heads up.

New LEGO Monkie Kid Sets Officially Revealed!

LEGO has now officially launched its latest themed sets centered on Chinese folklore and culture. Directly inspired by the classic story Journey to the West, the LEGO Monkie Kid is LEGO’s modern twist to the iconic story of the Monkey King’s legendary tale.

As early as March, rumors have been circulating regarding this theme, with snippets of images (aka leaks) being shared over social media. Truth be told, the theme looks promising, especially with its colorful new characters and builds having a sort of a revamped LEGO Ninjago vibe.

The LEGO Monkie Kid sets will have a worldwide release on LEGO Shop@Home on May 16, with an early release date of May 15, today, in LEGO Stores and LEGOLAND, and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hongkong.

Read the LEGO Group’s full press release below and of course, tons of crisp, official images! They’re still yet to be listed at LEGO Shop@Home so I suggest you keep them under your radar.

LEGO® Monkie Kid™ – a new hero is born, a new story is waiting to unfold

The LEGO Group’s first-ever Chinese inspired theme sees the legend of the Monkey King from the classic Journey to the West novel reimagined in LEGO sets and minifigures

[May 15th, 2020] Inspired by the 500-year-old story of the Monkey King, LEGO Monkie Kid is the LEGO Group’s take on a new, untold chapter of the legendary tale. Featuring eight exciting sets, an animated mini movie and TV series, LEGO Monkie Kid is the first ever LEGO theme to be inspired by a Chinese legend and is rooted firmly in the country’s culture and values. The theme’s sets are packed with fun, excitement and an epic story just waiting to unfold…

The tale begins when an ordinary boy, Monkie Kid, finds Monkey King’s legendary staff and he becomes the chosen one. Together with his brave and loyal friends, Monkie Kid begins his quest to stop the Demon Bull King and his army of Bull Clones from taking over the city.

Paying tribute to stories known and admired by so many children and parents in China and Asia, this latest LEGO play theme brings new life to the iconic Monkey King fable and provides a common ground for children, parents and grandparents to build and play together.

“I am super excited about the launch of LEGO Monkie Kid. This fantastic new play theme is deeply inspired by Chinese culture and built on an esteemed story that is treasured by all generations. We know kids will be delighted by the world of LEGO Monkie Kid, and I can’t wait to see how they immerse themselves in building, role playing and creating new stories through this theme. This is a very exciting innovation for the LEGO brand and one that demonstrates our commitment to building a strong future in China,” says Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group.

With a modern Chinese twist, LEGO Monkie Kid celebrates bravery and friendship and lets children engage in great building experiences whilst helping them to develop their imagination and creativity. Paul Huang, General Manager of LEGO China, says: “The launch of Monkie Kid is another important milestone in our journey to provide the creative LEGO play experience to many more Chinese children. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, the new theme line is created with inspiration from China, for China, and at the same time empowers children around the world to be brave, resilient and optimistic through creative play with LEGO bricks.”

Children can look forward to eight action-packed sets with colourful characters, impressive vehicles with exciting new and hidden features – plus a blue cat with an orange mohawk! The sets are a result of two years of close collaboration with children and parents in China to ensure they are authentic to local culture. Never before has the LEGO Group launched a theme inspired by one culture and with so much attention to local details, values and traits.

“I have been touched and inspired by China’s rich history and culture, the passion and pride of the people and the incredible creativity of China. It has been an honour and privilege to be able to immerse myself in China’s culture of storytelling, in particular – Journey to the West and the Monkey King. The epic stories and incredible characters have been a huge inspiration to the LEGO design team and me. It is with deepest respect for Chinese culture and the 500-year-old legend that we have created the next chapter in the story of the Monkey King – The Monkie Kid,” says Simon Lucas, Senior Design Director at the LEGO Group.

LEGO Monkie Kid will launch on May 16th on LEGO.com, in LEGO stores*, LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers with early access for:

  • China mainland from May 15th in LEGO stores, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, and TMall  Flagship stores only.
  • Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong from May 15th in LEGO stores, and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers only.
  • In markets still under COVID-19 government regulations, our LEGO stores will remain closed until government guidelines change. Some LEGO stores are reopening. To find out if a LEGO store is open, please reach out to LEGO Customer Service: https://www.LEGO.com/service/
White Dragon Horse Bike (80006)

259 pieces | RRP: CNY 299,00/EUR 29,99/USD 34,99 

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Iron Bull Tank (80007)

430 pieces | RRP: CNY 449,00/EUR 44,99/USD 49,99 

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Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet (80008)

529 pieces | RRP: CNY 499,00/EUR 49,99/USD 59,99

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Pigsy’s Food Truck (80009)

832 pieces | RRP: CNY 599,00/EUR 59,99/USD 69,99

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Demon Bull King (80010)

1,051 pieces | RRP: CNY 799,00/EUR 79,99/USD 89,99

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Red Son’s Inferno Truck (80011)

1,111 pieces | RRP: CNY 999,00/EUR 99,99/USD 119,99

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Monkey King Warrior Mech (80012)

1,629 pieces | RRP: CNY 1.299,00/EUR 129,00/USD 149,99

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Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ (80013)

1,959 pieces | RRP: CNY 1.599,00/EUR 169,99/USD 169,99

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WATCH: The LEGO Haunted House (10273) Designer Video

LEGO has released a designer video for the LEGO Haunted House (10273) that gives us a tour on the inner workings of this fairground themed, brick-built funhouse. Watch the video below.

LEGO designers Carl Merriam, Mike Psiaki, Austin Carlson, and Niek van Slagmaat lead us to the many beautiful details of this 3,000+ set and some of the pretty neat throwbacks that older LEGO fans will enjoy.

As mentioned in their press release, the LEGO Haunted House (10273) is the first set LEGO set that officially drops the Creator Expert branding in favor of the 18+ reclassification. LEGO believes that this will make similar advanced sets more readily identifiable as something belonging to the adult fan base of LEGO.

And the LEGO Haunted House places all the check marks on an AFOL’s LEGO nostalgic sweet spots. The fairground themed park ride is loaded of references to older LEGO sets such as the Adventurers theme from 1998, the Alpha Team from early 2000, and of course from the classic Castle theme. For those unfamiliar with these LEGO themes, you may head over to Brickset for more info.

 

To bring all these references into one fun-filled set is short of amazing. I particularly like the idea of how the designers placed an easter egg for Bat Lord from the Fright Knights subtheme. The specially printed, subtle 2×3 flat tile is a pretty neat reference to the LEGO Castle Bat Lord (6007) set, with its set number printed on the said tile in Roman numerals.

LEGO Haunted House (10273)

Apart from these pretty near references, the LEGO Haunted House is also loaded with play features as any funhouse should be. Its main play feature is its functional drop-down elevator. It’s a pretty challenging task that the LEGO designers managed to pull-off. To make it more realistic, the elevator ride must accelerate while going down, and to eventually slow its drop as it reaches the bottom. The elevator function can either be operated manually or outfitted with an optional LEGO Power-App motor.

LEGO Haunted House (10273)

And of course, the LEGO Haunted House will not be that spooky without that illuminated portrait of Samuel Von Barron using a light brick. This and other fun details are revealed once you open the set and explore every room of the funhouse.

LEGO Haunted House (10273)

The LEGO Haunted House (10273) comes in at 3,231 pieces and is expected to retail for $249.99. It is slated for an early release for LEGO VIP members on May 20, and to the rest of the world on June 1, 2020. Head over to LEGO Shop@Home for more details, and while you’re at it you may want to include this set to your LEGO wishlist as well.

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So what do you think of this latest LEGO 18+ set? Are you OK with the LEGO Creator Expert re-branding? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

More Info on the LEGO Haunted House (10273)

After the official announcement on LEGO’s next 18+ branded set, we now have more info on the LEGO Haunted  House (10273) set and what it means to the future of the LEGO Creator Expert theme.

LEGO Haunted House

If you noticed starting this year, LEGO has introduced a new “18+” subtheme on its sets targeted specifically for older LEGO fans. From the recently released LEGO Star Wars helmet collection and this year’s UCS set to the LEGO Architecture The White House (21054), all of these sets feature an adult-focused packaging that makes it clear that these line of building sets are for advanced LEGO hobbyists and collectors.

Though the LEGO Star Wars and Architecture themes are still retaining their titles, LEGO Senior Marketing Manager Anders Hellegaard has announced that it will drop the Creator Expert theme entirely in favor of the 18+ re-classification. However, it was also mentioned that the LEGO Haunted House is still part of LEGO’s larger Fairground Collection series which include previously released Creator Expert sets such as the LEGO Roller Coaster (10261) and Carousel (10257) among others, so there is still some unifying element to these sets in the future.

I guess this decision is mainly for aesthetic purposes such as the redesigning of the previous Creator Expert box art moving forward. We can still expect awesome advanced sets later on targeted to an older LEGO fan base who grew up iconic LEGO characters such as Samuel Von Barron, Johhny Thunder, and Bat Lord to name a few.

Here’s LEGO’s official press release for the LEGO Haunted House (10273) for more details. The set comes in at 3,231 pieces and will retail for $249.99 when it is released to LEGO VIP members on May 20 and other LEGO fans on June 1, 2020.

PREPARE TO BE SPOOKED WITH THE BRAND-NEW LEGO® HAUNTED HOUSE SET

The LEGO Group has announced the LEGO Haunted House, a hair-raising new fairground build for adult thrill-seekers – available from 20th May from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores

LEGO Haunted House

May 13, 2020– Gear up for a spooky ride and bring to life the ultimate ghostly fairground experience, with the brand-new LEGO® Haunted House set. This latest addition to the LEGO Fairground collection is jam-packed with exciting features to surprise and entertain even the bravest of thrill-seekers.

Modeled on Manor Von Barron, the spooky home of one of the world’s greatest villains – Samuel Von Barron, the new LEGO® Haunted House model is full to the brim with spine-tingling details. Its clever design features a fully functional free-fall ride with automatic doors at the top of the tower, giving brave riders a glimpse of the thrilling plummet to come, as well as intricate ghoulish details such as haunted doors and a cursed painting to warn off any trespassers.

To enhance the spooky experience even further and unlock special features, such as a moving elevator, fans can also add LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) and control and amplify the set as they build via LEGO’s Powered Up app.

The 3,231-piece LEGO® Haunted House model not only makes an impressive and creepy display piece, standing at over 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep but also gives fans the chance to get hands-on and immerse themselves in the ghostly world. LEGO builders can open the model’s exterior and enter the ultimate haunted house to discover the features hidden inside – revealing Von Barron’s extensive collection of stolen artifacts which nod to LEGO brick sets of the past, including the Organ of Catarino and the Orb of OGEL.

This brand-new set has been designed specifically with adults in mind – providing an immersive, creative experience for them to re-focus, re-charge and get creative, whether they’re enjoying alone or as a challenging build with friends or younger builders.

The new LEGO® Haunted House™ construction set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild, and get excited by the process of creation. It’s also the first set from the LEGO Fairground Collection to feature the new stylish packaging designed to make it easier than ever for adult fans to find their new build challenge based on their individual passions.

Addressing the new packaging, Senior Marketing Manager Anders Hellegaard Iversen said: “So many of our older builders love the Creator Expert products, as they allow them to show off their passion for the bricks. Whether it’s their favorite film moments, sports icons, travel destinations, buildings, fairgrounds, or vehicles, LEGO sets help to bring these to life in brick form. That’s also why we have decided to stop using the Creator Expert branding and, instead, use the new adult-focused packaging design to make it clearer which hobbies or brand products they can relate to. We hope this will make it easier for fans to track down models they would be proud to display once completed. Of course, our product range will continue to include the same advanced-build, collectible products that guarantee hours of building enjoyment for fans.”

The brand-new LEGO Haunted House is available to VIP members from 20th May and for remaining LEGO fans from 1st June, direct from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.