LEGO Gives Another Hint About a New LEGO Stranger Things Set

After releasing a cryptic, brick version of one of the clips in the Season 4 trailer of Netflix’s Stranger Things, LEGO seems to bring us closer to the possibility of seeing a new LEGO Stranger Things set anytime soon. LEGO seems to build up the hype when it responded to a LEGO fan’s comment over the latter’s tweet last weekend.

Of course, this could mean a ton but given that the context of the comment at that time was all about the likelihood of having new LEGO Stranger Things set or sets soon, then we can somehow have a level of confidence that this is something of a remote possibility in the next few weeks.

I’m not saying that this is in a way, a form of official confirmation since this is still part of LEGO’s marketing strategy to build up the hype. For all we know, it could just be a simple confirmation of the partnership between LEGO and Netflix, considering their 2019 collaboration on the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set which is also believed to be scheduled for retirement this year. It may be a way of supporting the series’ 4th season run. But this response from the LEGO Group’s social media handler seems to give more weight to the possibility of related future sets being on their way.

Are we to see more LEGO Stranger Things sets for this year? LEGO seems to say “yes”. 🙂

The LEGO fan community (aka that sector where the leaky faucet reigns supreme) seems to be relatively quiet, suggesting that whatever is on our way, it is still a closely guarded secret as formidable as that of the Hawkins National Laboratory. Whatever happens, I guess I will take LEGO’s word for it, and we ought to keep our eyes and radars open for any info that will point us in the direction of these possible future sets.

So what do you think about this latest hint from LEGO? Any guesses on what’s in store? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO FRIENDS The Apartments (10292) Officially Revealed

Following the teaser it released last weekend, LEGO has finally unveiled the LEGO FRIENDS The Apartments (10292) and has listed accordingly over at LEGO Shop@Home. Based on the iconic Warner Bros. TV series from the 90s, this latest brick rendition also celebrates the upcoming FRIENDS: The Reunion Special which will stream at HBO Max.

LEGO FRIENDS The Apartments (10292)

This set brings to life those memorable moments of the gang over at Monica’s and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s apartments. Coming in at more than 2,000 pieces, this set is quite huge and offers tons of references and play features that loyal fans of the show will quickly recognize. We have a turkey figure that represents the one that Monica wore on her head, Phoebe’s creepy terrible art piece, and even that moment when a cat attacked Ross while Joey and Chandler are both busy taking care of their adopted chicken and duckling. Needless to say, it’s a great follow-up set to the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) from two years ago.

These and much and more are all featured in the new LEGO FRIENDS The Apartments (10292) set is slated to be available for all LEGO VIP members for $ 149.99 starting May 19, with a general release on June 1. Be sure to add this set to your LEGO wishlist by clicking on the affiliate link below. And while you’re at it, be sure to drop a comment and share your thoughts about this latest 18+, collectible set.

LEGO FRIENDS The Apartments (10292)

2,048 pieces | $149.99

LEGO FRIENDS The Apartments (10292)

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If you’re a fan of Friends, you’ll be right at home with this latest LEGO® homage to your favorite TV series. So many classic storylines have taken place within these walls. Now you can relive your favorites with this LEGO The Friends Apartments (10292) building kit. Enjoy the build, faithfully recreating the apartments. Then explore all the details, with references to best-loved episodes like Monica’s Thanksgiving turkey, Chandler and Joey’s reclining chairs, the chick and the duck, Phoebe’s dollhouse, and many more.

7 minifigures
You’ll find all the gang, plus Janice, included, each wearing authentic costumes like Rachel in her classic tartan skirt outfit and Joey wearing all Chandler’s clothes. With so many details, this LEGO Friends set looks fantastic on display.

A project that’s full of surprises
This Friends TV show LEGO set is from a collection of building kits for adults who appreciate great design. It also makes a top gift for those who love collectible Friends memorabilia.

  • Build and display a faithful LEGO® version of Joey and Chandler’s apartment and Monica and Rachel’s apartment, plus the adjoining hallway, with this Friends TV show LEGO set.
  • Packed with authentic details and references to classic Friends episodes, this LEGO® The Friends Apartments (10292) building kit for adults will make the day, month, and year of any Friends fan.
  • With 7 minifigures and tons of delightful accessories referencing best-loved moments from the hit TV show, this set looks amazing on display.
  • Offering an immersive build for adults, this set is the perfect way to celebrate your love of the Friends TV show. It also makes a top gift for anyone who loves Friends collectibles.
  • Measures over 4 in. (10 cm) high, 25 in. (64 cm) wide, and 12 in. (31 cm) deep. For a smaller display, the carpets lift out to create fun mini models.
  • Can you spot all the iconic moments celebrated in this set? Like the time the cheesecake falls on the floor, when a cat attacks Ross on the balcony, or when Joey gets the turkey stuck on his head.
  • You’ll be right at home exploring the authentic furniture and decor within this set. See Joey and Chandler’s reclining chairs, Monica’s green Ottoman, plus Gladys, Phoebe’s creepy painting.

 

LEGO Teases New Licensed Sets Slated To Be Revealed Soon

In case you missed it, LEGO released a couple of teasers over the weekend that hints at two upcoming LEGO sets based on existing licensed titles. Shared over its official Twitter page, these new LEGO licensed sets will most likely cater to adult fans of LEGO and will build on what its predecessors have offered before.

Both released in 2019, the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) and LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) are some of LEGO’s licensed sets that have the more serious LEGO collector in mind. The former is a form of collaboration with Netflix particularly in promoting one of its hit series Stranger Things, while the latter is a celebration of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. TV series, one of the most popular sitcoms of our time.

The popular LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) released in 2019 will eventually be followed by another similar set.
And likewise, the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) will be followed by another mystery set that is a tie-in to the upcoming Season 4 of the Netflix franchise.

And after two years since their launch, LEGO’s recent tweets came in as a welcome surprise that hints at the continuity of these themes. Check out these LEGO teasers below.

These teasers don’t say much about the kind of sets that we can expect from LEGO coming from these themes. The LEGO Stranger Things post is simply a brick/minifigure version of a clip from the series Season 4 trailer as you can see below.

Image credit: Netflix

The LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S. post is a reference to the gang set on a minifigure vignette of what seems to be their apartment. Well, to be frank, a quick search for #legoleaks will give you an idea about what to expect from this upcoming set. And from the get-go of this LEGO teaser, we can assume that the Central Perk set will be joined by another similar set highlighting their living quarters, and is a pretty large set for that matter.

We do not have an official reveal date for these but knowing how LEGO markets its new sets or these new licensed sets, in particular, we can surely expect an official reveal anytime soon. So what do you think the next LEGO Stranger Things is all about, and will this next LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S. set be on your LEGO must-have list? Let me know in the comments below.

ICYMI: LEGO Friends Summer 2021 Sets Revealed

Following the reveal coming from various 3rd party retailers, we now have more information about what to expect from this year’s wave of LEGO Friends summer 2021 sets. Retailers seem to be on a roll recently with their recent reveals of LEGO’s line of Creator 3-in-1, Ninjago, and Speed Champions summer 2021 sets to name a few. And now thanks to Dutch online retailer Van Der Meulen, we have our look at this year’s batch of LEGO Friends summer 2021 collection.

These are not yet listed over at LEGO Shop@Home as of this posting, and neither Van Der Meulen indicated their respective price points or their corresponding number of pieces. However, the following product images are sufficient in themselves to provide us a better look at what this summer wave has to offer.

From the looks of it, this new series of LEGO Friends sets will continue the Cube subtheme, and will also include forest preservation and fairgrounds subthemes as well.  I’ll update this post once LEGO makes them available over at their online shopping portal. Let’s take a look.

Olivia’s Gaming Cube (41667)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

Emma’s Fashion Cube (41668)

Mia’s Soccer Cube (41669)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

Stephanie’s Ballet Cube (41670)

 

Andrea’s Swimming Cube (41671)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

Forest Waterfall (41677)

 

Forest House (41679)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

Forest Camper Van and Sailboat (41681)

 

Heartlake City School (41682)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

Forest Horse Riding Center (41683)

Heartlake City Grand Hotel (41684)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

Magical Funfair Rollercoaster (41685)

 

Magical Acrobatics (41686)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

Magical Funfair Stalls (41687)

 

Magical Caravan (41688)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

Magical Ferris Wheel and Slide (41689)

 

Surfer Beachfront (41693)

LEGO Friends Summer 2021

 

LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314) Now Up for Pre-Order

Yesterday I reported on a possible LEGO Star Wars tie-in set that celebrates the release of Disney+’s latest animated series inspired by The Clone Wars. And this time around, LEGO Shop@Home was updated to officially include the LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314).

LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle

The Clone Force 99’s brick-built Attack Shuttle features adjustable wings, spring-loaded shooters, and a functional cockpit. But what most LEGO Star Wars fans will be thrilled about is the collection of five minifigures that made up the lead characters of the show. The best part? The LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314) is now up for pre-order retailing for $99.99, and will be available for all starting August 1, 2021. Read on for the set’s complete product details, and you may want to click on the following affiliate link if you wish to pre-order this set.

LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314)

969 pieces | $99.99 | Minifigures include the Bad Batch clones Tech, Echo, Hunter, Wrecker, Crosshair, and a buildable Gonk Droid figure. 

LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle

LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle

Kids will love role-playing Clone Force 99 missions with this LEGO® brick-built version of The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314) from Star Wars: The Bad Batch. It features large wings that move up and down for landing and flight modes, 2 spring-loaded shooters, and an opening dual LEGO minifigure cockpit and rear cabin with space for 2 LEGO minifigures and weapons storage. Pull up the central dorsal fin to access the interior for easy play.

Thrilling action
The set has 5 new-for-August-2021 LEGO minifigures of Bad Batch clones Tech, Echo, Hunter, Wrecker, and Crosshair, a Gonk Droid LEGO figure, plus cool weapons and 2 buildable speeders to inspire imaginative play. Step-by-step instructions are included to ease the construction process.

Awesome building toys
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars™ universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is now its most successful theme, with fun gift ideas for creative kids and fans of all ages.

  • Let kids role-play as Bad Batch clones, relive scenes from Star Wars: The Bad Batch and invent their own unique stories with this detailed, LEGO® brick-built Attack Shuttle (75314).
  • Includes 5 new-for-August-2021 LEGO® minifigures of Bad Batch clones Tech, Echo, Hunter, Wrecker, and Crosshair with assorted weapons and Tech’s buildable backpack, plus a Gonk Droid LEGO figure.
  • The buildable shuttle toy has adjustable wings for landing/flight modes, 2 spring-loaded shooters, and a dorsal fin that lifts for easy access to the dual LEGO® minifigure cockpit and detailed cabin.
  • The cabin has space for 2 minifigures and weapons storage. The set also includes a speeder with 2 stud shooters and another speeder with a clip for a blaster to add to the play possibilities.
  • Perfect for fun, everyday play sessions alone or with friends, this building toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift, or special reward for creative kids aged 9 and up.
  • The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle measures over 7 in. (20 cm) high, 10 in. (25 cm) long and 5 in. (13 cm) wide with the wings folded up and looks great displayed between playtime adventures.

A LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Set Is About to Be Revealed Any Time Soon

The first episode of the Disney+ series, The Bad Batch has already streamed and the reviews are all over the top with the show receiving an average score of 96% over at Rotten Tomatoes, and 9.2 at IMDB. Needless to say, it looks like a very good start for Disney, and for LEGO as well since rumors have it that a LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch set is most likely on its way.

German online LEGO retailer JB Spielwaren shared via Instagram an upcoming promotional that may saw the reveal of the said tie-in. Now to be fair, the said Instagram post did not mention a specific LEGO set to be revealed. But another related incident has shown a strong possibility of such kind of a LEGO set reveal. An advertisement released by the German LEGO online store has inadvertently unveiled the LEGO Star Wars Bad Batch Shuttle (75314) set. The image quality itself is not ideal but enough to give us an idea of what to expect from this new tie-in set.

LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch

The German advert shows us the Bad Batch Shuttle (75314) design features, including two speeders and a collection of unique and colorful designs of the elite team’s minifigure counterparts: Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo.

There is no other information regarding this set except for the possibility that it will be around the 99.99 Euro price point. And since JB Spielwaren is about to make a reveal anytime soon, we might have an opportunity of knowing more about this set in the next couple of days.

The Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a direct sequel to the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series and follows the story of the Clone Force 99 – an elite team of clone troopers with genetic mutations that enable them to take on daring mercenary missions. The show is currently streaming over at Disney+ with new episodes being released on a weekly schedule.

Special thanks to Brick Fanatics for the additional info.

Will the Mandalorian Return With These Rumored 2021 LEGO Star Wars Sets?

Just when you thought that the Mandalorian has retreated from the LEGO spotlight (with a few LEGO Star Wars sets under his belt), it looks like the news on brick street points to the possibility of his return just in time for the holidays. An insider report shared by our colleagues from Promobricks points to the possibility (aka rumors) of seeing the lone warrior from Mandalore returning as part of this year’s LEGO Advent Calendar (75307) set. Additionally, another LEGO Star Wars set dedicated to one of the most enigmatic characters in the series will be included in the rumored LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Forge (75319).

According to the report, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) will center on the world of The Mandalorian and will feature not just the holiday versions of the Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), but also a selection of characters including a Stormtrooper, a Scout Trooper, a Tusken Raider, and the iconic droid bounty hunter IG-11. Some of the vehicles that we saw from the Disney+ series will also be given the LEGO microscaled treatment in this set, particularly the Mandalorian’s Razor Crest, Cobb Vanths Speeder, a TIE Fighter, an X-Wing, a blue Landspeeder, an Imperial Troop Transport, and Moff Gideon’s cruiser to name some.

On the other hand, the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Forge (75319) will feature the mysterious Armorer, the spiritual leader, and repairer of the Beskar-tempered Mandalorian armor. The Mandalorian Forge will also include the Mandalorian himself, and heavy weapons specialist Paz Vizsla.

Both sets are said to be scheduled for release sometime in September just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Check out the rest of their details below.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307)

335 pieces | 2999 Euro | Minifigures include the Mandalorian, Grogu, Stormtrooper, Scout Trooper, Tusken Raider, and IG-11 | Release date: September 2021

IG-11 is ready to nurse and protect in this year’s rumored LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.
LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Forge (75319)

258 pieces | 29.99 Euro | Minifigures include the Mandalorian, the Armorer, and Paz Vizsla | Release date: September 2021

The mysterious Armorer is rumored to have her own minifigure version in the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Forge set.

Just to reiterate that these are considered rumors until such time that LEGO makes an official reveal. So as a piece of friendly advice, consider this info for what they are, and let’s keep our radars open for more news coming from the rumor mill. In the meantime, you may share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Check Out the First Qualifiers for the Second 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

The First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage started on a high note with the announcement of yet another record-breaking 57 product ideas. And hot on the heels of this batch of qualifiers are the first product ideas that managed to enter the Second 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The Movie Set by Castor-Troy, and Imperial Island Fort by 10K Club Member BrickHammer, are the two initial product ideas that gained the support of more than 10,000 LEGO enthusiasts, qualifying them to enter the Second 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. The former features 8 facades and movie props that give your favorite movie that funny LEGO twist; while the latter takes its inspiration from the classic LEGO Pirates Eldorado Fortress (6276) from 1989.

The Movie Set product idea is a cool way to bring your minifigure filming up to a new level with its diverse selection of brick-built background props. And fans of the classic LEGO Pirates theme will certainly appreciate the Imperial Island Fort if perchance this MOC qualifies to become an official LEGO Ideas set, similar to its predecessor the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322).

Read on for more details about these Second 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers, and what their respective creators have to say. You may also click on their links to know more about these entries. Congratulations to their respective builders as well!

Movie Set by Castor-Troy

The set includes 8 facades, movie props, and figurines, for a total of 2900 pieces. This creation is not based on any license. We made some visuals to suggest ideas of presentation and playability. The facades are 16 studs wide and include supports at the back that allows them to stand on their own, and to be combined at will. We focused on the aesthetics and design of the facades while making sure that the set offers a lot of possibilities and playability for the AFOLs :
  • For those who like to display their LEGO set, the Movie Set will be an optimal choice, as it makes optimal use of pieces for that purpose
  • The set can be used to reproduce scenes from cult movies by combining the different facades,
  • For those who like to take pictures or make brickfilms, the set would make a great background scenery
  • You can make a tracking shot with your smartphone over 1 meter long, thanks to a cart specially designed for that purpose,
  • For those who have a LEGO city, the Movie Set would make a very nice background
  • Finally, for those who like big LEGO buildings, all facades can be put together to form a single building that would fit well together with other modular buildings.
Imperial Island Fort by BrickHammer

The Idea
Since I was a child I have been a big fan of pirates and the old pirate Lego theme! Now as an adult I am still an avid fan of history! This small island fortress is therefore supposed to be a blend of nostalgic classic Lego red coat fortresses like the Eldorado Fortress and actual real-life Caribbean architecture!
The Build
The island consists of a big main castle on top of a rocky cliff and a pier beneath it. The castle contains a gatehouse tower and the governor’s house!
The pier beneath the castle is fortified with 2 cannon bastions to guard the island from incoming pirate ships or Armada attacks!
About 1500 pieces.

ICYMI: May 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Out Now

In case you missed it, the May 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has already been released online, and obviously, it’s all about LEGO Star Wars. And though we’re about t to conclude this year’s largest Star Wars marketing event, we still have a few hours left to take this May the 4th opportunity and all the LEGO freebies that it offers. Check out this month’s LEGO Store Calendar below.

 

Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Homestead (40451)

As I’ve mentioned earlier, this year’s May the 4th commemorative LEGO freebie is still up. You can still grab the Tatooine Homestead (40451) micro-build if you will make your next LEGO Star Wars purchase right now. Your single-receipt LEGO Star Wars purchase worth $85 will entitle you to a free copy of this brick-built mini diorama.

 

Free Imperial Shuttle (30388) Polybag

Those who will opt to visit their nearest LEGO brand store will also be in for a treat. Because every single purchase of any LSW product made in-store worth $40, the Imperial Shuttle (30388) polybag will be added to your cart for free.

 

Free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556)

And if you still have a checklist of LEGO must-haves outside of the LEGO Star Wars theme, then LEGO is adding another incentive to your next LEGO purchase. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO sets or products worth $35 and more, you’ll get a free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556). This promotional item is available from April 26 until May 9 this weekend. It may not exactly be your cup of tea but as a free LEGO set, it is still very much welcomed.

Speaking about other themes, there are certainly a lot of diverse new LEGO sets out there that deserve a second look. And in case you haven’t checked them yet, you may want to take a look at the latest LEGO Creator Expert NASA Space Shuttle Discovery (10283) for example, or the latest line of LEGO Harry Potter sets, and even the LEGO Vidiyo sets and Bandmates to name a few.

Just a Few Hours Left for This Year’s LEGO Star Wars May the 4th Promos

If you’ve seen this post appear in your feed right now, chances are, you still have a few hours left to take part in LEGO Star Wars May the 4th promos.  As of publishing time, the Double VIP points are still up for all LEGO Star Wars purchases, including the Tatooine Homestead (40451) micro-build freebie if your LEGO Star Wars purchase reaches $85 and more. For those who will opt to make their in-store purchases, LEGO is throwing in another promo at a lower price point. For every single-receipt in-store purchase of any LEGO Star Wars products $40 and up, you’ll receive a free Imperial Shuttle (30388) polybag.

The LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Homestead (40451) is one of this year’s May the 4th promos.
You can get the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (30388) polybag for free when your in-store LSW purchase reaches $40 and up. 

However, since this is our last stretch for the LEGO Star Wars May the 4th promo, expect that some of the more premium LEGO sets are already on backorder or sold-out status. This is the case for the popular Helmet Collection and the new UCS R2-D2 (75308) set.

Some of the LEGO Star Wars Helmets are now on backorder status.

Nevertheless, there is still a ton of LEGO Star Wars sets to choose from, and taking a look over at LEGO Shop@Home might lead you to that one LSW set that you are looking for.