LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Following the arrival of our first LEGO BrickHeadz seasonal set for 2020, the LEGO BrickHeadz Lucky Cat (40436) and Valentine’s Bear (40379) will now be joined by our next, blocky collectible set – the LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380).

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep

This next seasonal BrickHeadz set comes in at 192 pieces and will retail for $9.99 once it is made available on February 1. Here’s how LEGO describes this set, as it is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep (40380)

192 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep

Looking for a unique gift for Easter Sunday 2020? Then check out this lovable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Easter Sheep (40380). With a colorful tulip growing at one side and 2 Easter eggs at the other, the super-cute sheep is using a paint pot and brush to color the eggs. No wonder there are paint splashes on its wool! Standing on a sturdy baseplate, the Easter Sheep is a fun, lasting gift idea for him, her, kids, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… at any time of year!

  • This collectible LEGO® BrickHeadz™ buildable model of a cute sheep painting Easter eggs makes a perfect gift for Easter and looks adorable all year round.
  • A fun way to wish a friend or family member ‘Happy Easter’, this set is a suitable building toy for anyone aged 10 and up.
  • With 192 pieces and standing more than 3” (8cm) tall, this is a great buildable BrickHeadz™ sheep gift for kids, him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… anyone who deserves a fun start to their Easter!

The LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Sheep is just one of the many BrickHeadz lined-up to be released this year, proof that the theme still has a strong fan base. Other than LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377), and Goofy and Pluto (40378), we can still expect 7 or more licensed BrickHeadz sets to be offered later this year including tie-in sets for the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru animated movie.

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LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Now Available!

LEGO and Manchester United fans can finally bring home the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) now that it is available both in-store and online. The best part of it is that as a LEGO VIP, you will be entitled to have the exclusive LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) minifigures as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) when you buy the Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set.

Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

It’s also great to know that this promo was eventually made available to all LEGO VIPs regardless of region, as I hope it to be when I first reported about it a couple of days ago. The LEGO United Trinity Statue (5006171) will be available to all LEGO VIP members from January 16 to 31 or until supplies last. Do us a favor and kindly click on the affiliate links if you wish to make your LEGO purchase today.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United fans will love building this big LEGO® set model of Old Trafford (10272) to show their allegiance to one of the world’s most famous football clubs. The building set for this LEGO football stadium provides a fun challenge to create a spectacular showpiece model. The ultimate Manchester United gift Manchester United fans can show off this Old Trafford replica at home or the office. New for February 2020, this LEGO® Creator sports set coincides with the stadium’s 110th anniversary. This building kit for adults features several evocative details including the players’ tunnel and the statue of the United Trinity. Bring to life your passions with advanced LEGO® sets! LEGO® Creator Expert advanced building sets allow adults to construct models based on some of their biggest passions, including cars, buildings and stadiums. Once the challenging and fun building experience is complete, these collector models from building bricks make an eye-catching display at home or the office.

LEGO-Tencent Partnership Extends for Additional Two Years

Earlier today, the LEGO Group has announced a renewed partnership with China’s and the world’s biggest game company. In a recent press release, this renewed LEGO-Tencent partnership extends the Memorandum of Understanding with the two companies, “further strengthening and expanding their strategic partnership in digital play experience for Chinese children”.

If you recall, LEGO and Tencent first entered into this working partnership back in 2018 to empower Chinese children to be prepared for a mostly digital future. This partnership saw the birth of the LEGO Video Zone with more than 800 LEGO-themed videos released in Tencent’s video channels, consequently being awarded with the distinction of being one of the top-10 most-viewed toy-branded video platforms in Tencent.

LEGO-Tencent Partnership
LEGO and Tencent’s LEGO Video Zone

Last year also saw the launch of Tencent’s LEGO Cube Mobile Game – a sandbox video game where kids can explore vast, seemingly never-ending lands made of LEGO bricks populated by LEGO minifigure characters. Aside from being an open-ended play experience, it also provided Chinese children with socialization opportunities with other children in a safe and friendly environment while teaching them the rudiments of 3D design, construction, and coding.

Tencent’s LEGO Cube Mobile Game.

For the next two years, LEGO and Tencent will continue to work together to bring more high-quality digital content, with particular emphasis and investment in creating a more robust digital social community akin to LEGO Life. Think of it as China’s version of LEGO Life that is not just for children but also for teenagers and younger LEGO fans as well. Additionally, the two child-centered companies will continue to develop software applications that will further fuse both physical and digital play in new ways that we haven’t seen before. As you may know already, LEGO has already placed considerable investment in adding an augmented reality component on its LEGO sets particularly with the introduction of the LEGO Hidden Side theme. Lastly, helping children learn the rudiments of robotics is still very much at the heart of the LEGO education system with the introduction of the LEGO Boost theme.

Personally, I’m excited to see what is in the works between LEGO and Tencent for the next two years. LEGO has continually pushed the boundaries of conventional play ever since it came out with its very first wooden toy back in the early days of the company. Any new technology that will enhance the LEGO play experience will be something that I will keep an eye on.

So what do you think of this renewed LEGO-Tencent partnership? What new play technologies do you think we will see in the next couple of years? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Celebrate 110 Years of Epic Football with the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Set

After the reveal of our next LEGO Creator Expert set aimed at older LEGO fans, LEGO gives out an official press release that underscores one of the most iconic symbols of football fandom the world over. In a tribute to Europe’s most famous football stadium, the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) set is a brick replica of the 100-year old stadium that consist of 3,898 pieces, retailing for $299.99. Read on for LEGO’s full press release and announcement.

Celebrating 110 years of Old Trafford – iconic stadium gets its own LEGO® set

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

RRP: US $299.99/€269.99 (Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing)
Age: 16+
Pieces: 3,898
Measures: 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) wide
VIP early access 16th January 2020 from LEGO Retail Stores and www.LEGO.com/Old-Trafford

[Billund, January 13th] Manchester United and LEGO® fans alike can now build Old Trafford brick by brick. The 3898-piece LEGO Creator Expert model is a spectacular tribute to one of football’s most iconic stadiums and makes for a true collector’s item that is bound to take center spot at home or the office.

The model is a true celebration of the passion for the game shared by fans all over the world, paying special homage to Manchester United fans. Developed particularly for fans aged sixteen and up, the high attention to detail makes this LEGO model of Old Trafford so special. The 1:600 replica model features several authentic details including the United Trinity statue and the Munich memorial clock.

The Old Trafford Football Stadium in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

The model will bring Old Trafford to the homes of Manchester United’s enormous fan base of 659M fans worldwide and to those that have not yet been able to experience the stadium in person.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United

Manchester United’s Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson comments:
“Our Old Trafford stadium is as iconic as Manchester United itself and we are proud to be able to bring it to life in LEGO form. I think everyone has played with LEGO bricks at some point in their life, however, it’s still amazing to see the level of detail the LEGO designers have managed to recreate in this piece. We are sure it will be hugely popular amongst Manchester United and LEGO fans alike.”

Building this set is sure to be a nostalgic experience for Manchester United fans while also providing a rewarding building experience for LEGO fans. The building instructions include information on the stadium and its rich heritage and history as well as the designers that have brought the set to life.

“To create Old Trafford in LEGO bricks was a tremendous design challenge for the team, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The 110-year-old stadium provided us with so many important locations, features and stories to tell as we constructed this model. We are excited for our fans to be able to experience all of that history and attention to detail as they construct and proudly display this iconic stadium.” – Michael Psiaki, LEGO Design Master.

Kickoff is on January 16th, 2020 when the model will be available directly from LEGO Retail Stores and www.LEGO.com/Old-Trafford exclusively for LEGO VIP members, with general availability beginning February 1st, 2020, in time for the stadium’s 110th anniversary.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

The second LEGO Creator Expert of the year has been officially unveiled. Following the announcement of a partnership between LEGO and Manchester United, Europe’s leading football team, we now have our official announcement on how this partnership is fleshed out in LEGO brick form. The LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) is now currently listed at LEGO Shop@Home and will be available to all LEGO VIP members beginning January 16, and to the rest of the world on February 1. This latest model comes in at 3,898 pieces and will retail for $299.99. Read on for the rest of the set’s details.

LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272)

Manchester United fans will love building this big LEGO® set model of Old Trafford (10272) to show their allegiance to one of the world’s most famous football clubs. The building set for this LEGO football stadium provides a fun challenge to create a spectacular showpiece model. The ultimate Manchester United gift Manchester United fans can show off this Old Trafford replica at home or the office. New for February 2020, this LEGO® Creator sports set coincides with the stadium’s 110th anniversary. This building kit for adults features several evocative details including the players’ tunnel and the statue of the United Trinity. Bring to life your passions with advanced LEGO® sets! LEGO® Creator Expert advanced building sets allow adults to construct models based on some of their biggest passions, including cars, buildings and stadiums. Once the challenging and fun building experience is complete, these collector models from building bricks make an eye-catching display at home or the office.

  • A spectacular building set for adults to create a detailed model of Old Trafford. The perfect Manchester United gift for fans who want to show their undying support by displaying this LEGO® football stadium.
  • A building kit of a 1:600 replica model of Old Trafford. This LEGO® football stadium provides a fun and rewarding project and allows fans to relive their cherished memories of Manchester United with this detailed model.
  • The first opportunity to construct a replica of Manchester United’s Old Trafford from building bricks. The LEGO® Football stadium makes for a stunning showpiece at home or the office.
  • This 3,898-piece big LEGO® football set for adults makes for a unique Manchester United gift. It offers escapism for builders with a long and satisfying project, and the chance to show their passion for their club.
  • The Old Trafford-Manchester United LEGO football stadium measures 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) wide. The perfect size to feature authentic details including the players’ tunnel and a statue of Sir Alex Ferguson.

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LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Official Images Released

As we have seen from this month’s LEGO Store Calendar, those who will be making their next LEGO purchase starting on Monday is in for another brick treat. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products or merchandise worth $80 and above from January 13 to 26 will entitle you to an exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set as a way of celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

And if you want to see what you can expect from this set, LEGO servers are now updated to include several official images of this set. Take a look.

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) LEGO Year of the Rat (40355)

Similar to last year’s LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) promotional set, this newest member of the Chinese zodiac-inspired LEGO set comes with a variety of play features and points of articulation. It comes in 162 pieces and has posable ears and paws and a movable tail and head. It comes with a bit of LEGO foliage pieces on top of a circular base similar to its predecessors.

We can expect the LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) promotional set to go live by Monday, January 13. If you’re into collecting these LEGO Chinese New Year exclusives, then be sure not to miss out on this freebie starting Monday until January 26. This is the 6th LEGO set of its kind, following the LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) released last year; LEGO Year of the Dog (40235) in 2018; LEGO Year of the Rooster (40234) in 2017; LEGO Year of the Monkey (40207) in 2016; and LEGO Year of the Sheep (40148) in 2015.

New LEGO Dots Theme Coming This March

Since 2018, there have been some rumors circling around the LEGO community that LEGO is set to launch a new theme surrounding a brick-built jewelry and accessory lines catering to young girls. Initially thought to be labeled as LEGO iCreate having a 2019 release date, we now have confirmation that this newest girl accessory line is now named LEGO Dots, expected to arrive in LEGO Stores in March of this year.

This confirmation came in the way of the Italian LEGO Catalog for this first half of the year. Similar to LEGO’s announcement of the arrival of five (5) LEGO Minion sets, there’s nothing much to see about this particular page for LEGO Dots. The way the images are laid out suggests that these brick accessories are something that LEGO fangirls will be surely excited about.

LEGO Dots

Perhaps the closest that we can imagine how LEGO Dots will look like is if we go compare it to what LEGO did with its Clikits theme way back in 2003 when it began as a sort of a collection LEGO stationery sets.  Since then until 2006, the theme itself saw as much as 80 and more sets that encouraged younger LEGO fans to mix and match their accessories.

LEGO Clikits Tropical Breeze Jewels ‘n’ More (7546) from 2006.

I really don’t know exactly the reasons why LEGO decided to pull the plug on LEGO Clikits after a good 4-year run and 80+ sets released under the said theme. Perhaps for some good reason, LEGO saw it fit to revive a similar theme catering to a new generation of LEGO fans receptive enough for its return. Whatever is the case, it is interesting to see how LEGO will somehow consolidate all of its accessories and LEGO jewelry line under one theme. As a LEGO fan builder, I’m also interested to see if LEGO will introduce new parts that may also have practical value in terms of building, or will it largely be the same as with Clikits which were almost entirely only for aesthetic purposes. We just have to wait and see.

Thanks to Brickset for the heads up.

Welcome the New Year With These New-For-2020 LEGO Sets!

Our holiday vacations were quite busy during the past week, but like any other faithful LEGO fan, this will not stop us from visiting the LEGO Store to see first hand LEGO’s latest new-for-2020 LEGO sets. In case you already have a copy of the LEGO Catalog for the first half of 2020 either in physical or digital formats, then you will definitely like to see these new sets up-close and personal. So while you’re still contemplating on which new LEGO sets will make it to your top five, must-purchase list, take a look at some of the best LEGO sets that are now available this 2020. Just click on the following links below to know more about this new-for-2020 LEGO sets.

LEGO Duplo
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Duplo Modular Playhouse (10929)

 

LEGO Classic
LEGO Classic Bricks and Lights (11009)

 

LEGO Architecture
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Architecture Tokyo (21051)

 

LEGO Minecraft
LEGO Minecraft Illager Raid (21160)

 

LEGO Creator
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

 

LEGO Creator Expert
LEGO Creator Bookshop (10270)
LEGO BrickHeadz
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bear (40379)

 

LEGO Trolls: World Tour
LEGO Trolls World Tour Volcano Rock City Concert (41254)

 

LEGO Friends
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Friends Baking Competition (41393)

 

LEGO Technic 
LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109)

 

LEGO Disney
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Disney Anna and Elsas Storybook Adventures (43175)

 

LEGO City
LEGO City Tuning Workshop (60258)

 

LEGO Hidden Side
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Hidden Side The Lighthouse of Darkness (70431)

 

LEGO Ninjago
LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Cyber Dragon (71711)

 

LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes
LEGO Marvel Spiderman Spiderjet vs Venom Mech (76150)

 

LEGO Speed Champions
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo (76895)

 

The LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) Is the Perfect Way to Conclude An Action-Packed Season

Disney+ has wrapped up the first season of its hit Star Wars series The Mandalorian, and now is the perfect time to show some LEGO love to the gunslingin’ galactic outcast that we all learned to admire. The show’s second season is still far off, and while we linger on some of the cliffhangers from the previous season, let’s take a look at what could probably be LEGO’s ultimate tribute to the most honorable warrior tribe of the Star Wars galaxy. And if you’re still pondering on whether or not to get the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267), then read on and take a look at what this latest LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack has to offer.

Since the early release of the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) at LEGO Shop@Home’s UK portal a couple of days ago, the highly sought after minifigure pack is now on backorder status. I guess that says more than enough to the popularity of this set which is slated to be offered in the US come January 1st. The set comes in 102 pieces and is expected to retail in the US for 15 bucks.

When I first saw this pop up in the LEGO online store, my first reaction was just “wow”. I may not be a hardcore Star Wars fan myself, but seeing the level of love that LEGO designers poured out to this set immediately pulled some heartstrings. The set evoked the same admiration that I felt when I first saw the LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841), that it leaves little room for debate on whether or not I’m going to get it.

Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

The Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) features four minifigure characters from the battle-torn warrior tribe and is the second set that is specifically tied-in to the Disney+ series following the LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Raider (75254). In fact, it is the first Battle Pack in the Star Wars theme to receive such a varied treatment. Needless to say, its a huge improvement from what LEGO offered back in 2011 with the LEGO Star Wars The Clone Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914), which featured minifigure characters of the same design. I will even dare say that apart from the Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack (75167), there is no other collection that features such a wide spectrum of characters in a single LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack. Moreover, the unique designs of each of the minifigure on the current iteration not only highlights the thoughtful creative process that went through them but also a careful retelling of the hardships that this battle-weary tribe has to endure.

If there is another thing that endears me to this set is the story that it conveys that superbly coincides with the events that transpired in the current Disney+ series. The designers are sensitive enough to include additional details in the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) that ensure the minifigures will be faithful in showing the tribe’s pursuit of establishing their once-proud clan. From the tribe’s battle-scarred armor brought about by their countless skirmishes with the remnants of the fallen empire to their attempts of establishing a name of their own through their customized armors, the varied colors of each minifigure also give a certain distinct personality for these minifigure characters. And if you will look closely, you’ll also notice that none of their individual designs are repeated. From their colors, helmet designs, and even their armors’ knicks and scratches, all of them are unique in their selves. This is what I really love about LEGO – the level of detail and the effort that they will go through in conveying the story behind these characters is really outstanding.

If there is one thing that I would like to see improved in this set is the fact the designers opted for stud-shooting blasters instead of the unique weapons that we saw them wield on Episode 3 of the series. I would love to see, for example, several heavy infantry minifigure accessories and that jetpack that the lead character eagerly wanted to have. Though the speeder bike is an above-average build for this type of set, the defense fort may need a bit of improvement. But considering the piece restrictions that the designers need to work with, then I guess its not such a big deal in the long run.

The Heavy Infantry Mandalorian from Episode 3 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian.
Our Mandalorian hero badly needs that jet pack.

In conclusion, the LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) is a piece of LEGO Star Wars memorabilia that you certainly want to take hold of. Its current backorder status over at UK LEGO Shop@Home proves how much it is in demand. And with its upcoming North America release on January 1st, you need to be quick in making your purchases. However, you might be interested to know that our official storefront – The Brick Show Shop – is also featuring these LEGO Star Wars warrior minifigs, and much more. You may check them out by clicking on the following images below which will lead you directly to our store.

Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267) Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

So what do you think about this set? Is this on the top of your “must-have” list for January 1? Let me know in the comments below.

Cruise The Brick Streets With This Upcoming LEGO Ideas Vintage Car GWP Set

Back in October, LEGO Ideas launched its next brick-building contest encouraging LEGO fans to create their best version of a vintage car that will cruise the streets of your LEGO Modular sets. If you recall back in May, we get to see our first fan-inspired gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335). And this time around the LEGO fan community has spoken once again, with the selection of our next GWP set. So after several months of gathering fan support and votes, we now get to see which among the entries will now become the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car gift-with-purchase set. Congratulations to Versteinert for bagging the Grand Prize with his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC with a total of 1,449 LEGO fans voting for the said entry. Check out his sleek and sassy creation, together with the rest of the contest’s Runner Up entries.

Grand Prize Winner

Aedelsten deluxe by Versteinert

 

Runner Up Winners

Classic Classy Vintage Car by Schwimpyy
LEGO Ideas Vintage Car
Vintage LEGO Delivery Truck by TJJohn12

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

Vintage Ice Cream Truck by Gallen B

LEGO Ideas Vintage Car

Big Earl’s Delivery Truck by Manulit

Trucking like it’s 1939 by raimo

Other than having the bragging rights of being the next LEGO fan designer, the grand prize winner gets to bring home a couple of LEGO modular sets, together with some of LEGO’s most loved gift-with-purchase set from previous years.

Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • The exclusive opportunity to have your model transformed into a new LEGO Gift with Purchase set 
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage 
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner 
  • LEGO 40274 Mr. & Mrs. Claus (2018 BrickHeadz set) 
  • LEGO 5005254 Harry Potter Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 5005255 Jurassic World Excl Minifigure Set (2018 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • LEGO 40338 Christmas Tree (2019 Gift with purchase) 
  • A LEGO Ideas Tote Bag 
Runner Ups will receive:
  • LEGO Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner  
  • LEGO 40335 Space Rocket Ride (2019 Gift with Purchase)  
  • A LEGO Ideas Tote Bag

Again, congratulations to all the winners!