WATCH: LEGO Ninjago City Gardens (71741) Designer Video

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

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

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

LEGO Ninjago The Island Set Images Revealed

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

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

 

Lloyd’s Jungle Chopper Bike (71745)

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

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

Jungle Dragon (71746)

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

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

The Keepers’ Village (71747)

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

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

Catamaran Sea Battle (71748)

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

LEGO Ninjago The Island

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Yellow Taxi (40468)

124 pieces | $9.99 

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

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

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

 

Tuk Tuk (40469)

155 pieces | $9.99

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

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

First 2021 LEGO BrickHeadz Sets Now Listed Over at LEGO Shop@Home

After having a glimpse of some of the first 2021 LEGO BrickHeadz sets to be expected in 2021, LEGO Shop@Home has updated its servers to now include official listings of these sets. This first wave of brick-built collectibles includes a pair of everyday pets and a trio of cute, Chinese New Year pandas.

These sets will be available starting January 1st, retailing from $15 to $20. Check out their corresponding product descriptions and crisp, official images below. You may also click on the following affiliate links if you want to add these 2021 LEGO BrickHeadz sets to your 2021 LEGO wishlist.

German Shepherd (40440)

247 pieces | $14.99

2021 LEGO BrickHeadz

Kids who love pets will adore this BrickHeadz™ dog and puppy, build-and-display set. The German shepherd wears a bandanna and has a movable tail, and the puppy looks very cute with his little red tongue sticking out. The dogs sit together on a sturdy baseplate in a decorated basket, making this buildable pet set a great gift for all kids, BrickHeadz collectors and pet lovers.

  • Collectible construction set featuring fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a German shepherd dog and a puppy sitting together in a basket.
  • Standing over 3” (8cm) tall, this 247-piece model features a bandanna, movable tail and a decorated dog basket.

 

Shorthair Cats (40441)

250 pieces | $14.99

2021 LEGO BrickHeadz

This BrickHeadz™ cat and kitten, build-and-display set will have cat fans purring with delight. The adult shorthair cat wears a bow tie, has a movable tail and sits next to a cute kitten on a sturdy baseplate in a decorated basket. This buildable pet set is a great gift for all kids, BrickHeadz collectors and anyone who loves cats.

  • Collectible construction set featuring fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a shorthair cat and kitten sitting together in a basket.
  • Standing over 3” (8cm) tall, this 250-piece model features a bow tie, movable tail and a decorated basket.

 

Chinese New Year Pandas (40466)

249 pieces | $19.99

2021 LEGO BrickHeadz

Help kids mark a special occasion with these charming LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Chinese New Year Pandas (40466). This set contains a mother panda and her 2 cubs, one sitting, the other lying down. Each bear has its own sturdy baseplate so they can either be displayed together or separately around a bedroom. The set also comes with bamboo stalks, a lantern and a buildable mandarin orange tree, which is a symbol for good luck.

  • Wish a LEGO® fan good luck with the gift of these cute LEGO BrickHeadz™ Chinese New Year Pandas (40466). Each panda comes with its own baseplate so they can be displayed together or on their own.
  • This set includes 3 LEGO® BrickHeadz™ pandas – a mother bear and her 2 cubs – as well as a lantern and a buildable mandarin orange tree.
  • Mother panda stands over 3 in. (8 cm) tall and the two cubs each measure over 1.5 in. (5 cm) tall.

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

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

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

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

LEGO Creator Roses (40460) and Tulips (40461) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

A few days ago, I reported on a couple of upcoming LEGO Creator sets that can certainly add that brick-inspired touch to any special occasion. The images that I initially shared were not that ideal, but now thanks to LEGO Shop@Home, we can now have a better look at what the LEGO Creator Roses (40460) and Tulips (40461) have to offer.

Whether you intend them to be a standalone gift, or as a sort of expansion set to the upcoming LEGO Creator Expert Botanical Collection Flower Bouquet (10280), these brick-built roses and tulips certainly look lovely.  As of this posting, they are still labeled as coming soon over LEGO Shop@Home in the US. But since they are already appearing in LEGO servers, we can expect them to be rolled out globally anytime soon. Check out their product descriptions and official images below. You may also click on their respective affiliate links if you wish to add them to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Creator Roses (40460)

120 pieces | $12.99 | Coming soon, most probably in January 2021

LEGO Creator Roses

LEGO Creator Roses

Mark a special occasion with these LEGO® Roses (40460). They’re the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or just to let someone know how much they’re cherished – and they’ll bring a beautiful burst of color when displayed in a vase. This easy-to-assemble set comes with 2 red blooms, green leaves, and length-adjustable stems. Combine with LEGO Tulips (40461) to add extra color to this brick-built bouquet. The set is also compatible with the LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280).

  • Show someone how special they are with this LEGO® Roses (40460) building kit. It makes the perfect Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, or just-because gift.
  • Includes 2 buildable red roses with adjustable stems.
  • Each rose stem measures over 10 in. (26 cm) long – perfect for displaying in a vase.

 

LEGO Creator Tulips (40461)

111 pieces | $9.99 | Coming soon, most probably in January 2021

Celebrate spring or any special occasion with these LEGO® Tulips (40461). They’re the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or just to let someone know how much they’re cherished. The easy-to-assemble set comes with 3 blooms – 1 white, 1 purple, and 1 yellow – with bright green leaves to symbolize the fresh new life of spring. With length-adjustable stems, they can be displayed in most vases. The set can also be combined with LEGO Roses (40460) and the LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280).

  • Show someone how special they are with this LEGO® Tulips (40461) building kit. Makes the perfect Mother’s Day or just-because gift.
  • Includes 3 buildable tulips in different colors with adjustable stems.
  • Each tulip stem measures over 9 in. (24 cm) long – perfect for displaying in a vase.

From the Rumor Mill: LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Is On Its Way

If you recall during the first quarter of this year, the LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage wrapped up with two officially recognized sets that we will eventually see on store shelves later next year. The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith, alongside the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set, are expected to be out next year, on the word on brick street is that the former is expected to launch first.

According to The Brick Fan, rumor has it that the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the first between the pair of approved sets to be released anytime soon. I really don’t know how the LEGO Design Team or the LEGO Group for that matter, decides on which of the two fan-made sets gets to be first released. But from a financial perspective, it will do LEGO good if they don’t sell the two sets simultaneously.

The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan builder Clemens Fiedler (aka Namirob) and originally consisted of approximately 3,000 pieces. However, since word has it that the retail price of this next LEGO Ideas set is somewhat between $100 to $180, then we can expect this to be somewhat scaled-down. Historically, for example, the LEGO Ideas Pirates of the Barracuda Bay (21322) clocks in at 2,545 pieces and is already priced at $200. The only LEGO Ideas set that was priced exactly at $180 is the LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) which comes in at 2,321 pieces. So by way of comparison, we can assume that LEGO designers in charge of the project somehow cut corners in coming up with the Medieval Blacksmith’s final version.

Whatever is the case, I guess the arrival of this next LEGO Ideas set will surely be welcomed by AFOLs who are looking forward to that classic LEGO Castles vibe. Like the Pirates of Barracuda Bay, the Medieval Blacksmith is a callback to one of LEGO’s endearing themes so I’m sure that adult LEGO fans will certainly add this set to their brick wishlist.

And to top it off, the discovery of the upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448), may add credence to the rumor that we are about to see the final version of the next LEGO Ideas anytime soon. The Vintage Car, if you remember, was the Grand Prize Winner of a building contest launched by the LEGO Ideas platform last year. Same as with 2018’s Space Rocket Ride (40335) GWP, the Vintage Car is now the next promotional set that will probably be offered in 2021 together with the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.

The LEGO Ideas Vintage Car 40448 is the next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered in the first quarter of 2021.

So what do you think brick fans, when do you think the next LEGO Ideas set will be offered? Will it be the Medieval Blacksmith eventually? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Seasonal 2021 Collectible Sets Revealed

It looks like LEGO has started rolling out some of its LEGO Seasonal 2021 sets, and thanks to Brickset, we can now know what to expect from these buildable collectibles. These images may not be as crisp as the ones we usually share with you, but they give us a good look at what we can anticipate from them. These images are basically pooled together by Brickset which came from LEGO’s usual legal certification process.

First off, in continuation of its Lunar New Year commemorative sets, we have next year’s LEGO Seasonal Year of Ox set. This is the 8th set under this commemorative series, following 2020’s LEGO Seasonal Year of the Rat (40355). These particular seasonal sets are usually distributed as gift-with-purchase freebies during the latter part of January.

Moving forward, we have the usual seasonal sets that celebrate the love month of February. The LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Bear is all poised to be a cute gift during next year’s Valentine’s season, featuring a buildable bear in a picnic park vignette flanked with a trio of brick-built heart ballons. This animal build concept is somewhat reminiscent of LEGO’s earlier releases particularly 2016’s LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Cupid Dog (40201).

And to cap off your Heart’s Day celebration, LEGO is throwing in a pair of buildable flowers that are perfect expansion sets of sorts to LEGO’s upcoming LEGO Creator Expert Botanical Collection.  I love how the roses turned out, while the buildable tulips will also be a great addition to a LEGO-inspired bouquet.

We have no additional info about these sets as of the moment, but we can expect them to be available during the 2nd half of January at the most. Check out their images below and don’t forget to subscribe here to our blog site for more LEGO news and updates. I’ll be updating this post once clearer images of these LEGO Seasonal 2021 sets are out.

LEGO Seasonal Year of the Ox (40417)

LEGO Seasonal 2021

LEGO Seasonal Valentine’s Bear (40462)

 

LEGO Creator Roses (40460)

LEGO Seasonal 2021

 

LEGO Creator Tulips (40461)

 

Jump In With the LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) Arriving in 2021

It looks like LEGO is rolling out quite a bunch of LEGO Technic sets recently. After catering to our need for speed with the introduction of the LEGO Technic McLaren and Ferrari sets, it seems that LEGO is now calling us for our great next off-road adventure. And this month, the LEGO Group is proud to announce its next brick collaboration with some of the world’s finest creators of robust automobiles. Check out the details below of the LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) coming in LEGO stores – in-store and online – on January 1st, 2021.

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler

Clocking in at 665 pieces, this brick rendition of the one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is designed to challenge any LEGO Technic fan regardless of their building experience. It features a set of high-performance rugged tires, fold-down rear seats, a button-operated front steering system, and a powerful axle-articulation suspension all wrapped in a gorgeous yellow and black color scheme.

The LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) is expected to retail for $49.99 and is now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.  Read on for the set’s product description below.

 

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122)

665 pieces | $49.99 | Available starting January 1, 2021

Any vehicle-loving kid would be proud to own a high-performance 4X4. Now you can make that dream a reality with the LEGO® Technic™ Jeep® Wrangler (42122) toy model. Boys and girls aged 9 and up will have fun exploring this iconic off-roader. There’s a button to operate the front steering and its powerful axle-articulation suspension means kids will love testing out their model on obstacles around the home.

Packed with authentic details
With opening doors and hood, fold-down rear seats, a full-size spare tire, winch, and classic Jeep branding, this fun toy model car brings kids closer than ever to the real Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The eye-catching, yellow-and-black color scheme means this model looks great in action or on display.

An engaging challenge for young LEGO builders
The world of LEGO Technic offers advanced building toys for young LEGO fans ready for their next fun challenge. With realistic mechanisms, these collectible toys are a great way to introduce kids to engineering concepts.

  • Know a kid who’d love to build their very own off-road 4X4? This LEGO® Technic™ Jeep® Wrangler (42122) is packed full of authentic details, making it a great toy for kids who love fun vehicles.
  • With front steering, powerful axle-articulation suspension, and a winch, kids can play out a world of off-roading adventures, inspired by the world-famous Jeep® Wrangler.
  • This awesome model comes complete with authentic Jeep® Wrangler details, like the classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, full-size spare tire, and fold-down rear seats.
  • Looking for the best toys for kids who love collectible car toys? This Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon model makes a great gift for young LEGO® fans who are ready for their next challenge.
  • This Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon toy model measures over 4.5 in. (12 cm) high, 9.5 in. (24 cm) long, and 5 in. (13 cm) wide, making this car a great size for play or display.