LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) Now Available for Pre-Order at LEGO Shop@Home

After making an early debut last month via 3rd-party retailers, the LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) has now been listed at LEGO’s online shopping portal. Coming in at 1,379 this new Ford-inspired Technic set is now available for pre-order at LEGO Shop@Home for $100. Click on the following affiliate link to know more.

LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor (42126)

1,379 pieces | $99.99 | Pre-order this item today, it will ship from October 1, 2021

 

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In production since 1948, the Ford® F-Series is an enduring symbol of quality and functionality. Now you can pay tribute to the ‘workhorse’ of the pickup world as you recreate all the details of Ford’s 2021 F-150 pickup truck with this LEGO® Technic™ Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) building set.

Enjoy the build; savor the details
As well as providing an immersive LEGO building challenge for adults, this set makes a perfect gift for yourself or anyone who loves the Ford F-Series. Authentic details include the V6 engine with moving pistons, plus suspension on all wheels. There are 4 opening doors, so you can easily admire the interior, along with an opening hood and truck bed. After spending quality time on this project, you can place your collectible model on display to celebrate your passion for pickups.

Explore the world of engineering
LEGO Technic sets feature true-to-life movement and mechanisms that let LEGO builders explore engineering concepts in an approachable and realistic way.

  • Pay tribute to the ‘workhorse’ of pickup trucks as you build the LEGO® Technic™ Ford® F-150 Raptor (42126).
  • Enjoy an immersive LEGO® Technic™ building project that’s perfect for adults, then explore the pickup truck model’s many features and functions.
  • Authentic details, inspired by the real Ford® F-150 Raptor pickup truck, include the model’s V6 engine with moving pistons, plus suspension on all wheels.
  • Check out the realistic interior details, plus 4 opening doors, an opening hood, and a truck bed.
  • After completing the relaxing building challenge, you’ll love displaying your collectible LEGO® Technic™ Ford® F-150 model.
  • Model measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 16.5 in. (42 cm) long, and 7 in. (18 cm) wide.

LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) Rumored to be the Next D2C Set

Word from brick street is that the highly successful LEGO Super Mario theme is getting its next direct-to-consumer (D2C) following the likes of the LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374). According to several reliable sources, we can expect the arrival of the LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) in the last quarter of this year, with speculations of its arrival reinforced by an unlikely source.

As noted by German LEGO fan site Stone Wars, the possibility of another castle-themed LEGO set is further hinted upon by a new LEGO piece that is made available via LEGO’s Replacement Parts services. Element 6152409 or a white version of the 1×2 White Masonry Brick (98283) has been listed on the said service.

The LEGO Replacement Parts Service lists element 6152409, a white variant of the masonry brick 98283.
LEGO Super Mario Peach's Castle
Image courtesy of Stone Wars.

Prior to this listing, however, there has been a rumor going around LEGO fan communities that a new LEGO Super Mario set is in the works, and it will feature another iconic castle from the Super Mario universe. But unlike other large sets under the theme such as the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369) set, this upcoming D2C set is not strictly a part of the theme’s expansion sets but more like the brick-built Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).  The discovery of the new 1×2 White Masonry brick gives further credence to the rumor of a Peach’s Castle set considering that the set follows a white and red color scheme made up mostly of masonry bricks. Though it’s not the actual set, a LEGO MOC created by Instagram user s.cossy might give us an idea of how this D2C set might turn out.

I know that this is speculative as of the moment, and details of this possible set are scant as of the moment. But what we do know as of this point is that the LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) is expected to retail for € 169.99 as per Price Vortex making it the 2nd most expensive set under the theme, just a notch lower than the LEGO Super Mario NES. We can also guess that it will most probably clock in at around 1,500 to 2,000 pieces given this price point.

Like any other rumors, it is wise to consider this with a grain of salt, and let’s just hope that LEGO will make an announcement any time soon.

The LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487) Will Be The Next LEGO Gift-With-Purchase Set

If you recall from last year, LEGO Ideas launched a building contest dubbed as Build That Holiday. The contest centers on recreating your dream summer holiday vacation using only a limited number of bricks, ranging only from 150 to 250 LEGO pieces. As a fan vote contest, the entry with the highest number of LEGO fan votes was eventually selected to become the next LEGO GWP or gift-with-purchase set. And this time, we have confirmation that this GWP will be finally offered next month in the form of the LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487).

Fan-based concept, not yet the final gift-with-purchase set.

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487) GWP will most likely be offered to LEGO VIPs starting August 1, and August 4 for everyone else. This promotional item will be added to your LEGO shopping cart automatically when you reach a single receipt, 200€  price point. I have to admit that it’s on a quite high qualifying purchase range, but we have to wait and see for the August 2021 LEGO Store Calendar to have a full grasp of the promo.

The LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487) is based on the winning entry, Sailing Ship Adventure by yc_solo. With a total of 887 fan votes over at the LEGO Ideas platform, it has been voted to become the next GWP set similar to what the fan-based platform did with other promotional sets such as the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) and the upcoming, LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard.  As a fan of LEGO brick-built vignettes, I’m certainly looking forward to these sets. I just hope that LEGO will offer these promotional sets at somewhat lower qualifying purchase price points. I guess we just have to wait and see.

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld (21328) Early VIP Access Now Up

LEGO has now made available the LEGO Ideas Seinfeld (21328) for early VIP access starting today. And if you are looking forward to adding this to your collection, now is the best time to probably do so as a LEGO VIP.

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld

Coming in at 1,326 pieces, the LEGO Ideas Seinfeld (21328) is based on the iconic 90s TV show which began 32 years ago. This commemorative set features the TV production set for Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment (similar to what LEGO also offered with the LEGO Ideas Central Perk 21319 and the LEGO Creator Expert The Friends Apartments 10292).

Like its predecessors, the LEGO Ideas Seinfeld (21328) is expected to have a following among AFOLs and has a good chance to be temporarily out of stock anytime soon. You may add this set to your list of LEGO favorites by clicking on the affiliate link below or purchase the set for $80.

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld (21328)

1,326 pieces | $79.99

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Seinfeld was ‘the show about nothing’ that made everyone laugh, and now you can celebrate the legendary TV sitcom with this collectible LEGO® Ideas Seinfeld display model (21328) of Jerry’s apartment. It’s packed with authentic details to delight fans, such as the kitchen/living room where Jerry and friends would hang out and the hallway from where neighbor Kramer would burst in. Accessory elements include a blue statue, muffin top, painting of Uncle Leo, Prognosis Negative videotape, Commando 8 air conditioner, and Festivus pole.

Comedy icons
There are LEGO minifigures of 5 beloved Seinfeld characters, Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes, and Newman, to spark nostalgic memories of sidesplitting scenes. The set also includes a small, buildable stage for stand-up comedian Jerry.

Top gift
This model kit is part of a collection of LEGO sets for creative adults. It makes a wonderful 1990s nostalgia gift for yourself or for Seinfeld fans or LEGO enthusiasts in your life.

  • Relive scenes from the classic 1990s TV sitcom about nothing with this fantastic LEGO® Ideas Seinfeld display model (21328), featuring a brick-built recreation of Jerry’s apartment.
  • Includes 5 minifigures: Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes, and Newman, with accessory elements including a microphone, pretzel, fishing rod, slice of bread, and fish in a bag.
  • Jerry’s apartment features a kitchen with a buildable counter, fridge with Superman™ sticker, microwave, oven, and more, a living room with a sofa, armchair, and tables, plus an office area.
  • Also includes a buildable stage and accessory elements inspired by the show, including a statue, muffin top, Prognosis Negative videotape, Commando 8 air conditioner, and Festivus pole.
  • The model measures over 5.5 in. (14 cm) high, 13 in. (33 cm) wide, and 7 in. (18 cm) deep. A delightful display piece for your home, the set is also a super gift idea for Seinfeld and LEGO® fans.
  • The set is fun to build solo or with friends and family to pass on your love of the Seinfeld TV show – you’ll want to photograph and share pictures of this charming, collectible item of memorabilia.
  • This 1,326-piece set comes with an illustrated booklet about Seinfeld, the set’s fan creator and LEGO® designers, plus step-by-step instructions to make the building process a pleasure.

LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) Back in Stock Via LEGO UK

LEGO Ninjago fans in the UK and Europe might be glad to know that the commemorative LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) set is now back in stock over at UK LEGO Shop@Home. The said celebratory set was also made available in the US earlier this month but is now unavailable because of the understandable demand from fans.

Initially, the LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) set was offered as a promotional set during the whole month of June. For an additional $10 over your single-receipt LEGO Ninjago purchase worth $85, this limited-edition 3-in-1 BrickHeadz will be added to your card accordingly. The set is originally valued at $30 and features the BrickHeadz versions of Golden Lloyd, Nya Samurai X, and the Firstbourne Dragon. For fans who missed this window of opportunity, LEGO also opted to put the set on sale earlier this month. However, stocks in the US seem to have depleted quite quickly since the set was first officially listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

It’s great to hear that LEGO fans in the UK will have their shot once again of this commemorative LEGO Ninjago set, and we just have to wait and see if it will be the same case in the US and the rest of the world.

Just click on the following affiliate link below in case you want to take a look. Just be quick though, since it may be temporarily out of stock once again.

 

LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490)

406 pieces | $29.99, 29.99€, £25.99

Kids will love to display these 3 brilliant BrickHeadz™ models – Firstbourne Dragon, Nya Samurai X, and Golden Lloyd – to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NINJAGO® toys.

LEGO Now Offers Its Monthly Mini Builds via LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO’s online store in the UK has started to roll out some of LEGO’s Monthly Mini Builds from last year. If you recall, these monthly mini builds were officially discontinued in April of 2019, with the onslaught of the pandemic providing the final nail on the coffin of its discontinuation. It has been a monthly promotional mainstay of all LEGO brand stores, with a new model offered every month. The building instructions for these sets are still available via LEGO’s Customer Service Portal in case younger LEGO fans would still like to build them.

However, in a rather welcomed surprise, the UK LEGO online store has now listed two of these monthly mini builds from last year and is now available for purchase for those who missed out on the series. As of this posting, the LEGO Easter Bunny (40398) and Flowers and Watering Can (40399) are available over UK’s LEGO Shop@Home for £2.49 or roughly $3.50 each. Now I’m not sure about the reasons behind its return as an item for sale, but my best guess is that LEGO might be trying to sell surplus items that it kept around for some occasional in-store promotions. But since the pandemic virtually prevented or discouraged physical interactions outside of our homes, then perhaps these monthly mini builds are surplus items that LEGO is looking forward to selling off. On the other hand, it could also mean that LEGO is sincerely looking forward to offering these sets especially to a younger generation of LEGO fans. Needless to say, these sets are a great way of introducing LEGO building to younger kids if you’re on a tight budget.

As of today, these LEGO Monthly Mini Builds are currently offered only in the UK and Europe, and we just have to wait and see if they will find their way via the US LEGO Online Store. Here are more details about these current offerings as seen from the online shopping portal. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the tip.

LEGO Easter Bunny (40398)

43 pieces |  £2.49

Want to buy a great Easter gift that doesn’t involve chocolate? Give kids a gift that will last them beyond the holiday season with April’s Monthly Mini Build (40398). This 44-piece playset contains bricks to build a gray Easter bunny complete with a cute white bobtail and its own carrot patch. Mini builds make ideal pocket-change treats and are a great way to introduce kids to LEGO® brick building – each month there’s a new build to discover in your nearest LEGO store.

  • Delight kids with the anytime treat of a collectible LEGO® Monthly Mini Build. April’s comprises a model of a cute, gray Easter bunny and 2 carrot elements.
  • A great Easter gift for kids aged 6 and up who love adorable animal toys that will last far longer than the holidays. With 44 pieces, this easy-to-build model is the ideal introduction to the LEGO® brick-built universe.
  • This Easter bunny measures over 1” (5cm) wide and 2” (6cm) high, making it perfect as a neat desk display. Or it can be combined with any other LEGO® sets for a truly imaginative playtime.

 

LEGO Flowers and Watering Can (40399)

47 pieces | £2.49

Summer is just around the corner, so help children celebrate the change of seasons with May’s LEGO® Monthly Mini Build (40399). This 68-piece playset includes a planter with 2 beautiful blooms and a cute green watering can, so youngsters can care for their pretend flowers. Mini builds make ideal pocket-change treats and are a great way to introduce kids to LEGO brick building – each month there’s a new one to discover in your nearest LEGO store.

  • Treat little builders to a cute LEGO® Mini Build – there’s a new one in store each month. In May it’s time to celebrate the onset of summer with this brick-built flower playset, which comes complete with a watering can.
  • This 68-piece construction set makes a fun anytime treat for kids aged 6+ who love nature’s beauty and makes a great introduction for those totally new to LEGO® brick building.
  • The flower box measures over 1” (5cm) wide and 2” (6cm) high so takes up little room on a desk. And it’s compatible with all LEGO® sets, so kids can add these blooms to any other LEGO playsets they have at home.

For LEGO VIP Members: Don’t Miss Out on These Cool LEGO VIP Sweepstakes

In case you haven’t noticed, the LEGO VIP Rewards Center is currently running not one, but two cool LEGO VIP sweepstakes for all LEGO VIP members. For 50 VIP points each, you can get a raffle entry to join in the sweepstakes where you can get the chance of winning an amazing LEGO Lady Liberty Statue and/or a pair of Adidas Superstars sneakers bundled with a LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) set.

Here are the details of the contest.

Lady Liberty Model VIP Giveaway

Cost: 50 VIP points per raffle entry

LEGO VIP Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win the best NYC LEGO® souvenir ever; a spectacular Lady Liberty LEGO model designed and built by LEGO Master Builders to celebrate the grand opening of the LEGO® Flagship Store 5th Avenue! This sweepstake is only open to LEGO VIP members to win this amazing model (Measures: 15 1/8″ x 15 1/8″ x 25 5/8″). No purchase is necessary. To enter this Competition you must be 18 years of age or older and be a resident of the United States of America. Entries will be accepted from 6/25/2021 through 7/31/2021 within the VIP rewards center at https://www.lego.com/en-us/vip/rewards-center/rewards. Void where prohibited.

 

Sweepstakes: Win a LEGO Superstar Set

Cost: 50 VIP points per raffle entry

LEGO VIP Sweepstakes

Enter now for your chance to win one of 2 special-edition LEGO® Superstar Collection sets, each featuring one pair of wearable sneakers and a version to build.

Maximum of 50 entries per VIP Member – please see full terms and conditions for details and eligibility requirements. Sweepstakes closes on 22nd July 2021. Eligible countries: Canada (excluding Quebec), Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States. Please note, you are not eligible to enter from the following locations: Canada: Quebec is ineligible.

 

I have to say that these are pretty impressive sweepstakes raffle prizes. It will be nice to see that 2-feet tall, brick-built LEGO Lady Liberty Statue become the centerpiece of any LEGO collector’s room. LEGO even based this statue on the actual Lady Liberty minifigure included in 2012’s LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 6 (8827). Even the LEGO Adidas Superstar promo is quite a great catch where you get not just the brick-built replica, but also a pair of the original classic sneakers.

In any case, be sure to check out these VIP sweepstakes if you haven’t yet, and who knows, you may turn out to be the luckiest LEGO VIP member around.

LEGO Ideas Update: Additional 9 Product Ideas Qualify for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage

Here’s a LEGO Ideas update in case you want to know. During the last couple of months, we saw our initial and subsequent batch of qualifiers for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. And as of today, we have 9 additional product ideas that are added to the said roster, giving us a current count of 21 product ideas backed up with 10,000 LEGO fan votes.

In case you missed it, here’s a closer look at these 9 product ideas that qualified for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. Take a look and let me know through the comments below which is your personal favorite.

TRADITIONAL GERMAN COTTAGE by sNICKers77

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

AIRCRAFT ENGINE WORKSHOP. MINI FIG. SCALE & WORKING by Stephanix

 

SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY MACHINE by Let Them Fly

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

GAMESTOP CLASSIC SHOP by MCHLN

 

SPACEBALLS by Bricktory Lap

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

FLOATING ISLAND (USING TENSEGRITY) by Seb_E

 

AIRPORT FIRETRUCK ROSENBAUER PANTHER 8X8 by redera00

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORERS by Geroditus

MEDIEVAL HARBOR by Namirob

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

Since the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage is yet to be concluded in September, we can still expect a lot of product ideas to reach the necessary 10,000 votes in the next couple of months. The LEGO Ideas platform has seen a surprising increase in fan/member engagement as evidenced by the exponential growth of product ideas that qualify for the Review Stage. The First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, for example, managed to gather a record-breaking 57 product ideas last month. Personally, I’m happy to see such levels of activity from the LEGO fan community. I just hope that the LEGO Ideas Review Team will somehow take time to revisit its selection process to include a wider range of qualified entries, considering the volume of product ideas that made it through the voting stage. I’m not familiar with the inner workings of the LEGO Ideas Review Stage, and the challenges that the team needed to hurdle during their review. But I’m speaking from the perspective of a LEGO fan that is very eager to see his supported project become an official LEGO Ideas set. I guess we just have to wait and see shortly.

ICYMI: Last Two Days Left To Join the LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! Contest

Last month, LEGO Ideas and premium puzzle maker Chronicle Books have teamed up for a new and unique LEGO contest. Dubbed as the LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! Contest, this contest challenges you to come up with your very own LEGO design or photograph that can be rendered into a 1,000-piece puzzle.

LEGO Ideas You're The Final Piece!

The contest has already begun its Idea Intake Stage last month and is about close this stage on July 20. As of date, the contest platform has already received almost 300 fan entries and will close its intake in two days. The LEGO Ideas You’re The Final Piece! contest mechanics are very much the same as that of the Music to Our Ears, and We Love Sports! building contests. After the Idea Intake, panelists will determine which among the entries will proceed to the Fan Vote Stage and the Product Idea Review Stage. Again, the LEGO Ideas Team reminds us that being selected as the winner from the Fan Vote Stage does not automatically guarantee that the winning entry will qualify to become an official puzzle. This will be determined by the Review Team under the Product Idea Review Stage.

Contest entries may be divided into four categories, as per the LEGO Ideas contest rules:

Space & Astronomy

Think out of this world, real or imagined! We’re looking for images destined for infinity and beyond!

Nature Scenes

Jaw-dropping mountains, lush jungles, plants and flowers, detailed landscapes, and incredible sunsets would all be great entries in this category. We’re looking for nature at its most beautiful.

Retro

We’re talking anything older than 20 years or so, but brought back to life in LEGO bricks! Dig out the classics— LEGO nostalgia to vintage clothes, patterns, hairstyles, tech, or anything else that screams ‘retro-cool.’

Architecture

Modern, classic, ancient, futuristic? You be the architect! Find inspiration from classic styles or dream up the next big thing.

 

Four winners from the fan vote stage (one per category) will be chosen and will get to receive the following super-cool prizes.

Remember, you still have two days before the end of the fan submission stage. For the complete contest rules, don’t forget to check the guidelines right here.

Quick Reminder To Avail Your LEGO Double VIP Points Today

Just in case you forget, today is the last day to avail LEGO’s latest LEGO Double VIP points to all sets that are currently on sale. The VIP promo is both available online via LEGO Shop@Home and in-store at your local LEGO brand store.

If you’re familiar with these kinds of promos coming from LEGO, you’re probably aware of the advantages of these exclusive VIP offerings. LEGO Double VIP points allow you to have as much as 10% cashback in your LEGO purchases, giving you some additional bucks to spend on that next LEGO set you’re so much eyeing for.

LEGO Double VIP Points

And if you’re not a LEGO VIP member yet, LEGO is also adding an enticing incentive for first-time registrants. LEGO is giving out the exclusive LEGO VIP Blue Key Chain (854090) for those who will register for the LEGO VIP program throughout the year. And as I’ve mentioned before, there is plenty of gift-with-purchase (GWP) sets that you can also expect from LEGO this July. You have the LEGO Charles Dickens Tribute (40410) promo which also expires today. And the free LEGO Friends Emma’s Magical Box (30414) or LEGO City Skater (30568) polybags, available until July 25 or until supplies last. Check out this month’s LEGO store calendar for more information about this promo’s qualifying purchases. And if by chance you haven’t made up your mind yet about your next LEGO purchase, then perhaps taking a look at some of LEGO’s most recent offerings right here might help. Just in case you need to know, we partner with LEGO by providing affiliate links here on our site. Any purchase that you make via these links helps us keep our blog site up.

So, what LEGO set are you planning to get asap? Let me know in the comments section below.