LOOK: First Images of a New LEGO Speed Champions 2021 Set Has Been Released

Following the rumor train regarding the upcoming LEGO Speed Champions 2021 sets scheduled to be released this summer, we now have our first look at one of these new brick-built speedsters in the form of the LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set.

LEGO Speed Champions 2021 Set

Shared by Reddit user Samurai_Happy, this first look at set 76904 confirms the rumored list of LEGO Speed Champions 2021 2H sets that went around a couple of months ago. According to the eagle-eyed LEGO fan, he spotted this set on display at a Target store in Washington but was eventually prohibited from purchasing it since it was marked for release in August. Personally, it is kind of absurd to have restrictions like this considering that this set was already placed on display. However, August could be a release date specifically for other retailers and we can still expect this new LEGO Speed Champions 2021 set to be released in June just in time for summer.

The LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge/SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger (76904) set clocks in at 627 pieces and is expected to retail for $49.99. It’s basically a dual-pack that features a pair of Dodge’s iconic vehicles highlighting its past and present legacies on the race track. As a fan of classic muscle cars, I am personally looking forward to this brick version of the 1970 Dodge Challenger. And though the LEGO Speed Champions has produced a great line of brick speedsters throughout the years, there is only a handful of brick-built classic muscle cars that were added to its theme. We have 2017’s 1966 Ford GT40 from set 75881, the LEGO Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884), and 2019’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from set 75893. I just hope that the LEGO Group will eventually develop a subtheme for the LEGO Speed Champions line that is dedicated to this beloved genre of classic cars.

For now, be sure to keep an eye at LEGO Shop@Home, and here at our blog site for the latest LEGO news updates. Special thanks to Promobricks for the heads up.

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

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.

The LEGO Group Recreates Its LEGO 1980s Advert In Support of International Woman’s Day

The LEGO Group has now launched another initiative that will inspire budding builders and pioneers. Aside from offering a LEGO Amelia Earhart Tribute promotional set in celebration of International Women’s Day next week, LEGO now offers a cool way of sharing some LEGO nostalgia with your child – by recreating its classic LEGO 1980s advert.

Coming in with the tagline “What it is is beautiful”, the original LEGO 1980s advert features a young girl proudly displaying her LEGO creation. This was lauded to convey a daring and inspiring message to all young girls: that playing with LEGO bricks will always be gender-free and are designed to bring out the creative and innovative side in every person.

LEGO 1980s Advert

As a way of looking back at this empowering message, LEGO has set up its LEGO.com/futurebuilders website where parents or guardians, and their children can submit a similar photo, and LEGO, in turn, will provide them with a unique digital poster similar to the style of the classic LEGO 1980s advert. Here are some samples that show how this e-poster looks like.

Read on for the LEGO Group’s full press release and additional instructions on how you can have your child’s very own classic poster.

Celebrating the female leaders of tomorrow as the LEGO Group recreates iconic 1980s advert

The LEGO Group is calling on families to help celebrate the skills, interests, and creative potential of the next generation of female leaders by recreating its iconic 1981 LEGO® advert.

On the 40th anniversary of the ‘What it is is beautiful’ advert, the LEGO Group is launching the campaign to support this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8. The campaign is designed to encourage and champion today’s young women on their journey to becoming the decision-makers, role models, and changemakers of the future – whatever their interests, passions, or career aspirations may be.

By visiting LEGO.com/futurebuilders, parents and legal guardians can find inspiration and submit a photo of their child holding their LEGO creation, along with a few words that describe their child’s creative approach. A unique poster, in the style of the iconic 1980s advert, will then be emailed back(1) – ready to be proudly displayed or shared using #LEGOFutureBuilders.

Julia Goldin, Global Chief Product and Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group commented: “At the LEGO Group, we believe children are our role models. We look to them for inspiration every day and want to help them break down gender stereotypes and create opportunities for everyone. Celebrating people helps empower people, and through this campaign, we, along with the help of parents and caregivers, want to celebrate the skills and creative potential of today’s young women – the next generation of amazing female leaders!”

Research from the latest LEGO Play Well Study shows that 73% of parents believe gender differences are driven more by societal expectations than biology(2) With many children seeking to positively challenge gender stereotypes in society, the LEGO Group is committed to supporting them and creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce that will live up to their ideals and expectations.

As well as recently introducing its Responsible Workplace initiatives, the LEGO Group has signed up to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles to help guide how it can better empower women and girls, accelerate gender equality, and encourage more young girls to believe they can achieve anything they set their hearts on.

 

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.

ICYMI: LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454) Revealed

No, this is not an advanced April Fools joke kind of a thing. Because in case you missed it, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include a rather quirky minifigure pack inspired by Marvel’s aniverse of Earth-8311. The LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454) minifigure pack is slated to arrive in April and comes with a rather interesting set of minifigs.

For the first time ever, it looks Spider-Ham from LEGO Venomosaurus Ambush (76151) has finally met his match in the likes of this minifig version of Pork Grind. Aside from this symbiote-powered hog, this pack also features a Venomized Iron Man with prints that are similar to its counterpart from last year’s Venom Crawler (76163). This set also includes a pair of Spider-Man and Venom minifigures plus a buildable black and white 4-wheel buggy. It comes in at 63 pieces and is expected to retail for $15 once it is available on April 1st.

In case you want to add this to your LEGO wishlist, head over to LEGO Shop@Home by clicking on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man Versus Venom and Iron Venom (40454)

63 pieces | $14.99 | Available starting April 1, 2021. 

Marvel movie fans will love this action-packed playset with popular superhero characters and a supercool vehicle. The 4 LEGO® Marvel minifigures include the amazing Spider-Man, plus 3 awesome villains – Venom, Pork Grind and Iron Venom. The bad guys race around causing chaos in the Venom buggy. Spider-Man and Iron Venom are armed with power blasts – and Pork Grind has 2 hotdogs!

  • Includes 4 minifigures – Spider-Man, Venom, Pork Grind and Iron Venom – and a buildable, 4-wheel buggy.
  • Accessories include Spider-Man’s and Iron Venom’s power blasts and Pork Grind’s 2 hotdogs.
  • Fun construction toy for young superheroes aged 6 and up.

 

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Designer Video

Now that the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) has been officially revealed, LEGO brings us behind the scenes on the creative process that brought us our very first brick-version of this classic A.A. Milne story. LEGO Designer Ilia Gotlib, together with other LEGO graphic and element designers, share their experience in coming up with this nostalgic LEGO set. Watch the video below.

You may also find LEGO’s official press release right after the video. The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home and is expected to retail for $99.99 once it is made available on March 18 for LEGO VIP members and to the rest of the world of April 1.

RETURN TO THE HUNDRED ACRE WOOD WITH THE NEW LEGO® IDEAS WINNIE THE POOH SET

4th March 2021: Today, LEGO® is inviting Winnie the Pooh fans to embrace nostalgia and return to the picturesque Hundred Acre Wood with its new LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set - based on original designs by LEGO builder and superfan Ben Alder. Beneath a large oak tree, complete with beehives and bees, Pooh’s house takes center stage. The house can be opened up to unveil a whole host of furniture and unique items, such as the “Pooh-coo” Clock, box of “Pooh sticks”, Tigger’s locket, and of course, plenty of honey pots – both full and empty! 

A. A. Milne’s wonderful tales of Christopher Robin’s adventures have amazed readers of all ages for almost a century and have become even more memorable thanks to the television and film adaptations that have truly brought the characters’ world to life. 

LEGO superfan Ben Alder originally submitted the concept to LEGO Ideas; a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turn them into reality. Based on Ben’s original designs, the set is the perfect project for adult builders to take time to relax and return to the halcyon days of youth, recalling the adventures of their favorite bear and his friends.

Discussing the design, Ben Alder commented “I love Winnie the Pooh and remember my parents reading it to me as a child. I now read the same Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, so it is certainly something dear to my heart. I decided to make the set so that my children could bring to life our bedtime stories but never quite expected the positive reaction it has received.”

The new set also includes five new molded characters, each with their own accessories. Pooh himself has his red balloon to collect honey from the bees in the branches above, Piglet is wrapped up in his scarf, and Tigger has just moved to the woods with his sack on a stick. Meanwhile, Rabbit has carrots ready for snacking, and Eeyore comes complete with his tail and a removable ribbon. 

Other notable inclusions to the set include; a campfire and log for Pooh to think about the things that he discovers, his front door complete with “Mr. Sanders” sign above it, his adorable blue bell to ring the front door, and finally, a signpost to the Hundred Acre Wood to make sure Pooh finds his way home.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh

Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group commented, “Winnie the Pooh is a 95-year-old story that is loved globally, so seeing Ben’s design sparked a lot of nostalgia for us all.  Plus, his personal story about how he created the set for his family to play out the lovely Winnie the Pooh stories using LEGO bricks felt like a beautiful combination of family, LEGO bricks, and Winnie the Pooh that we wanted to share with others. 

We also had the rare treat of being able to create all-new characters for this LEGO Ideas set. We simply had to see how the line-up of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet would look like in minifigure shape. As well as creating a brand-new Eeyore figure! 

The stories of the Hundred Acre Wood come to life with this set and there are plenty of intricate details for fans of both Disney and LEGO to discover.” 

The LEGO Ideas® platform is a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. The LEGO® Ideas Winnie the Pooh set is available directly from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from 18th March, 2021 for LEGO VIP members, and 1st April 2021 for all.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) Set Officially Revealed

LEGO fans can now nostalgically return to the classic 100 Acre Wood with the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) set. After releasing a teaser on its arrival, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include this classic A. A. Milne tale-inspired-set that is fitting for the entire family.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326) is the brainchild of LEGO fan designer Ben Alder (aka benlouisa over at LEGO Ideas) that features Pooh’s iconic house beneath the oak tree. His product idea eventually won the support of more than 10,000 LEGO fans and was given the thumbs-up of the LEGO Ideas Review Team to become the next official LEGO Ideas set during the platform’s Second 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The build itself opens to reveal the fine details of Pooh bear’s colorful abode, complete with its furniture and other familiar items.  The set also comes with new-for-2021 minifigure versions of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore together with their accessories. I’m glad how these new minifigure characters turned out, with LEGO taking the time to create new, insanely accurate moulds and prints for their headpieces.

The LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set comes in at 1,265 pieces and will retail for $100 when it arrives on March 18 for LEGO VIP members, and to April 1 for all. Be sure to click on the following affiliate link below to add this set to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

1265 pieces | $99.99 | Available beginning March 18 for LEGO VIP members

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)

Take time out and rekindle joyful, childhood memories with this LEGO® Ideas set (21326) featuring Disney Winnie the Pooh and a delightful LEGO brick recreation of Pooh Bear’s house under a big oak tree in Hundred Acre Wood. Great to build alone or with family, the house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic details inside, including Pooh’s buildable armchair, Pooh-Coo clock, Poohsticks, honey pot elements, and much more. You can also create the effect of bees flying around beehives in the branches of the tree, like in the stories. Popular characters The model comes with Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit minifigures, plus an Eeyore LEGO figure. The friends each have an accessory, including Winnie the Pooh’s buildable red balloon, to recreate classic scenes. Special gift Part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for adults, this set makes a charming gift for yourself, a Disney Winnie the Pooh enthusiast, LEGO fan, or any hobbyist.

  • Enjoy me-time or quality family time and spark childhood memories with this LEGO® Ideas display set (21326) featuring Disney Winnie the Pooh and Pooh Bear’s house in Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Includes 5 characters: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Rabbit minifigures, plus an Eeyore LEGO® figure, each with iconic accessories, including Pooh Bear’s buildable red balloon.
  • The house opens at the back for easy access to the authentic accessories inside including a buildable armchair, Pooh-coo clock, and elements including a Pooh Bear storybook, honey pots, and Poohsticks.
  • Sit Pooh Bear on the log by the buildable fire and, with his balloon, help him ‘float’ up to see the bees ‘buzzing’ around the 2 beehives in the tree.
  • An ideal birthday or holiday gift for LEGO® fans, hobbyists, and anyone who loves Winnie the Pooh, this display model measures over 9 in. (24 cm) high, 7 in. (18 cm) wide, and 8 in. (22 cm) deep.

LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326)