At the start of this week, Disney+ and Lucasfilm dropped their first teaser for another LEGO Star Wars TV special. Given that the previous two specials focused on special occasions of the year, this one follows the theme. It wouldn’t be surprising if this one makes for a nice TV special trilogy where LEGO Star Wars is concerned. Anyway, the initial teaser for “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” gave us an initial impression on the expected laughs. The “Star Wars” Twitter page also promised a much longer trailer later on. Now we cover that too.
The Brick Fan tells us that as promised, an official trailer for “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” dropped Tuesday. It replays some key scenes from the short teaser and adds more context to the plot. Long story short, the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy cast are going on vacation. For that short time they hope to celebrate not being hounded by either the Empire or First Order. Perhaps it’s good fortune that Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are hitting the beach themselves? Finn among the cast is eager to catch that big break. Now if only Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Force ghost isn’t bugging him too, with the “Hello there” meme and all.
True to form, Lucasfilm was able to get some “Star Wars” alumni to reprise their roles in animated LEGO form. One can easily recognize Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams as C-3PO and Lando Calrissian in the trailer. “Summer Vacation” also stars Kelly Marie Tran, Yvette Nicole Brown and Weird Al Yankovic, who also provides the theme song. Check out “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” when it premieres this coming August 5 on Disney+ streaming.
The LEGO Con 2022 coverage is just about to wind down, so let’s get to revealing the rest. Licensed IP’s were ably represented by the likes of Marvel and Minecraft, for example. LEGO-original themes were no slouch either, with Collectible Minifigure Series 23 (71034) and two 90th Anniversary revamps. If minifigs are too small a deal for you, then why not go for something bigger and customizable? Leave that up to LEGO Con’s BrickHeadz set unveiling. Promobricks tells us that this BrickHeadz comes as the latest LEGO collaboration with FC Barcelona. Surely you remember now-Icons set Camp Nou (10284) and FC Barcelona Celebration (40485) GWP?
After nearly two-thirds a year since Camp Nou (10284) and its gift-with-purchase were launched, we get more FC Barcelona fun. This comes in the form of BrickHeadz FC Barcelona Go Brick Me (40542). As a Go Brick Me set, this BrickHeadz offers more customization options than its fellows. LEGO fans who follow Barcelona can try to recreate their favorite club members, or imagine themselves in the team. Multiple piece options for skin and hair color (or no hair) make this possible. The set even includes number sticker sheets to recreate your jersey number of choice.
Expect FC Barcelona Go Brick Me (40542) to arrive just over a month from now. But don’t just take that from us. We’ve linked the LEGO.com product listing as well:
Age 10+ | 530 pieces | $19.99 | Coming August 1
- Become an FC Barcelona player in LEGO® BrickHeadz™ form! – Kids aged 10 and up can create a model of themselves wearing the kit of one of the world’s biggest football clubs
- Customizable model – Kids can choose from 3 different skin tones, 4 different hair colors and many different hair styles. They can also select the number on their shirt from 2 sticker sheets
Never has a separate videogame franchise perhaps been so perfect a fit with LEGO than “Minecraft”. It started with a LEGO Ideas set, then it expanded into a full theme line. We’ve already gotten several new LEGO Minecraft sets this year, with more coming still. And the synergy goes both ways. Last year during the first LEGO Con, a poll was initiated for a new “Minecraft” character skin minifigure. From a choice between warrior, ranger, and ninja, a ninja minifig was voted, joining “Minecraft” sets this year. And this past LEGO Con 2022, another online poll for a new “Minecraft” character skin has just begun.
As told by Brickset, there will be a new “Minecraft” minifig character skin coming to the theme next year. Like before, it’ll be decided by an online poll on social media. Just after LEGO Con, the vote was started on LEGO’s official Twitter page. Where the 2021 poll for the 2022 skin offered three diverse options, this year we only have “knight” variants to choose from. Would you like a Classic Knight, Crystal Knight, or Prismarine Knight to be featured in LEGO Minecraft sets of 2023? You have until June 24 to make your choice.
We spoke of this some time ago, and we’ve determined to make a start of it now. Our readers at The Brick Show might have noticed a lack of reports on LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review Stage. Indeed, a multitude of brilliant submissions have gained 10,000 supporters apiece since late last month. We apologize for those tuning in to these features and will make up for it now. This will be the first of several Ideas-Review updates to get everything back up to speed. They’ll be much shorter since we’re covering several product ideas, but we hope you enjoy anyway.
By BRICK PROJECT
A nice thematic house build, this tricked-out domicile is the venue for an intense challenge. Can Toms and Oria manage to get through the funhouse of quirky engineer Carter under the 1-hour time limit? How would you fare?
By Ralf Ranghaal
Not heavy on interactivity, but it makes for a neat display piece. The complex details of the towers and even the muddy river-water will draw artsy builders in.
By Ezequiel Alabaça
This product idea is a loving tribute to the old tramway system of Lisbon, Portugal. This build immortalizes Lisbon’s line 28, providing a picturesque Portuguese image to any LEGO City set you add this to. The tram’s pantograph and trolley pole are articulated. In terms of location accuracy, there’s even a pickpocket minifig included!
Which of these sets will make it through the LEGO Ideas Second 2022 Review? It’s still far off to tell.
We can certainly thank LEGO Con 2022 for putting images to the sets they’ve been teasing for some time. Many of the reveals we’ve covered just now are stuff that LEGO’s done before. This one’s all-new, in terms of licensed IPs getting the LEGO treatment. To think that the rumored “coconut” project would be tie-in sets for James Cameron’s “Avatar” franchise. The sequel to the 2009 film, subtitled “The Way of Water”, is coming this Holiday season. It’s fair perhaps that the inaugural LEGO Avatar set come out months before that, according to Stone Wars.
Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls (75574) is a visually impressive location set from 20th Century Studios’ “Avatar” movie series. It depicts a key location on the alien planet Pandora, the Tree of Souls revered by the humanoid Na’vi. Also present are Sully, the human in a Na’vi avatar body, his love interest Neytiri and Sully’s Toruk flying-beast. The set offers a nice contrast between the decorative Tree of Souls and the poseable Toruk mount. Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls (75574) will officially launch October 1, although collectors can preorder it now at LEGO.com. That said, here’s the details from the official product listing:
Age 12+ | 1,212 pieces | 4 minifigures | $149. 99 | Preorder available; Coming October 1
Help a kid aged 12+ who loves science fiction animal trends with this LEGO® Avatar Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls (75574) building toy set. The set includes Jake Sully, Neytiri, Mo’at and Tsu’Tey Na’vi minifigures, a posable Toruk figure with foil wings, Direhorse figure and a buildable Tree of Souls, plus 3 environment builds with glow-in-the-dark elements.
- Endless stories. Any Avatar fan or kid aged 12 and up will be proud to build and play with this LEGO® Avatar Toruk Makto & Tree of Souls (75574) toy set and revisit the unique world of Pandora
- What’s in the box. This LEGO® set includes 4 minifigures, Toruk and Direhorse animal figures with connectors, a buildable Tree of Souls and 3 environment scenes with glow-in-the-dark elements
- Display or play. Kids and Avatar fans can recreate a meaningful scene from the movie, design a new idea or set up a dynamic display with the Toruk spreading its foil wings over the Tree of Souls
- Explore facets of Pandora. Passionate fans can spend hours exploring Pandora on the back of a mighty Toruk or Direhorse figure and communing with the Na’vi people through the sacred Tree of Souls
We’re still on that LEGO Con 2022 reveal review. Already we’ve taken a look at several major set releases from last weekend. Perhaps it’s time we shone the spotlight on the small stuff: multiple, little-humanoid small stuff. Indeed, LEGO Con also unveiled the latest batch of collectible minifigures. They’re all-original LEGO characters following the May launch of The Muppets (71033). As confirmed by The Brick Fan, minifigure collectors can look forward to CF Series 23 (71034) months from now. Like other batches, this series consists of 12 minifigures. And per usual with LEGO’s CF Series, these minifigs are far out.
Looking at the official product listing on LEGO.com you’ll find only 3 of the 12 minifigures revealed. Luckily the LEGO Con page features the fully-visible ensemble of Collectible Minifigures Series 23 (71034). From robot girls to turkey costumes to nutcrackers and sugar-plum fairies, LEGO’s giving us their quirkiest minifig ensemble yet. Expect these guys to be available in their polybags (usual price) starting in December.
Age 5+ | 12 minifigures total | $4.99 per polybag | Coming September 1
Each finely crafted, highly detailed LEGO minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag and includes a collector’s information leaflet, making a great little gift that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
- Unexpected characters – Encourage endless play with these fun LEGO® Minifigures Series 23 (71034) bags. A creative surprise treat for kids and minifigure fans of any age
- Collectible fun in a bag – 1 of 12 buildable characters to discover, plus a collector’s leaflet. A fun addition to any collection
You know the drill. Many LEGO sets teased over the past weeks and months finally appeared in LEGO Con 2022. Now all collectors have to do is wait out the remaining days until their official release. One of the biggest expected launches is definitely for LEGO Marvel. Indeed, that “Doctor Strange” Sanctum Sanctorum set of old (76108) has been given a massive makeover. This new set, numbered 76218, will arrive in the wake of MCU film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. True, the movie came out back in May. But the title’s in the box so that’s that.
Anyway, Promobricks tells us that like other LEGO Con reveals, the new Sanctum Sanctorum set (76218) is coming this August. This definitely is multitudes more awesome than the original 2018 version. Key characters from “Multiverse of Madness” are joined by other MCU regulars in this epic building/battle set. Our Doctor Strange must team up with Wong, Iron Man and Spider-Man against multiple threats to the Sanctum. Several alternates of Strange are just the tip of the iceberg. Mordo, Ebony Maw and a now-villainous Scarlet Witch will really make our heroes work for victory. And with that, here’s the product info:
Age 18+ | 2,708 pieces | 9 minifigures | $249.99 | Coming August 1
Capture the magic of Doctor Strange with the stunning LEGO® Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum (76218).
- A celebration of Doctor Strange – LEGO® Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum (76218) is a 3-story, 360-degree, modular construction project for adult fans of the Marvel Universe
- Iconic Marvel characters – The set includes Doctor Strange, Wong, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Ebony Maw, Master Mordo, Sinister Strange, Dead Strange and The Scarlet Witch minifigures
- Realistic details – The model is filled with familiar features and authentic accessories from the Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movies
The LEGO Con 2022 reveal train has no brakes, or something to that effect. We got plenty of neat set reveals in June 18. Among them were notable anniversary milestone entries. Earlier we touched on two 90th anniversary LEGO sets joining the Icons theme. But this year also marks a decade since LEGO Ideas released a set for hit videogame franchise “Minecraft”. Collectors got to see this one-off item birth a popular LEGO product line of its own. And while some entries for the theme have already released earlier this year, there are still more.
According to Brickset, two more LEGO Minecraft sets saw the light of day at LEGO Con last Saturday. These ones fill out the set number list we caught back in February. Get ready to expand the brick-built Minecraft world with the Skeleton Dungeon (21189) and The Abandoned Village (21190). They’ll arrive, like many of the LEGO Con reveals, this August. Now let’s have a look at their product listing info:
Age 8+ | 364 pieces | 4 minifigures | $34.99 | Coming August 1
- Action-packed set for Minecraft® players – With classic details, hands-on features and multiple biomes, LEGO® Minecraft The Skeleton Dungeon (21189) has everything kids need for endless adventures
- Iconic features – Includes the cave explorer, 3 skeletons and 3 biomes: a dripstone cave with a rock-fall function; a lush cave with bushes, clay and torches; and a dungeon with a skeleton spawner
- Many ways to play – Kids can build, explore, battle and operate fun features as they embark on endless Minecraft® adventures, then rebuild the set for even more creative play
Age 8+ | 422 pieces | 3 minifigures | $44.99 | Coming August 1
- Battle-and-build action for Minecraft® players – Kids need all their Minecraft know-how as they reclaim and rebuild a creepy zombie village with the LEGO® Minecraft The Abandoned Village (21190) set
- 4-part playset – Includes 2 zombies and a zombie hunter, a zombie hunter’s campsite, zombie villager’s workplace, zombie farmer’s pumpkin patch, an abandoned house and lots of authentic accessories
- Endless creative play – Players must reclaim a creepy village from zombies, then rebuild it intheir personal style, ready for more Minecraft® adventures
Other LEGO Minecraft sets in this batch have already been launched earlier. The Bakery (21184), The Nether Bastion (21185), The Ice Castle (21186), The Red Barn (21187) and The Llama Village (21188) are available at LEGO Shop.
For LEGO Star Wars fans and collectors, do you enjoy their animated TV specials? Have you noticed a trend going through the past two specials which aired on Disney+ years prior? Yep, “Holiday Special” (2020) and “Terrifying Tales” (2021) were some sweet LEGO Star Wars lampoons of key annual holidays. And yes, they put the Sequel Trilogy characters front and center, but we digress. Two festive occasions in the later part of the year have been featured in LEGO Star Wars specials. What could be next? As it turns out, we already have a clue.
Brick Fanatics has it that the first teaser for “LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation” just dropped on social media. Here we have the clip featured on the official “Star Wars” Twitter page. After some sendups to LEGO Star Wars “Holiday Special” and “Terrifying Tales” we get to the main part. Where the Sequel Trilogy cast previously got the spotlight, this time the franchise representation is more even. Scenes teased include non-Kylo Ben Solo, old Lando Calrissian and Palpatine and Vader. Naturally, the Emperor gets fussy about his wrinkled skin exposed to direct sunlight. Darth Vader looks totally done just putting sunblock on his dark Master.
Lucasfilm and Disney tease a much longer trailer to “LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation” this Tuesday, June 21. The special itself will debut on Disney+ streaming this coming August 5. And with that, we’ll give a quick once-over at two more LEGO Star Wars sets revealed last LEGO Con 2022.
Age 9+ | 1,022 pieces | 4 minifigures | $169.99 | Coming August 1
- Buildable LEGO® Star Wars™ model of The Justifier (75323). Fans can role-play Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 scenes with this authentically detailed, brick-built starship and popular characters
- 4 LEGO® minifigures and a droid. Cad Bane with 2 blaster pistols, Omega with handcuffs, Fennec Shand with a blaster pistol and Hunter with a knife, plus a Todo 360 LEGO droid figure
- Flight and landing modes. Fold up the rear engine of bounty hunter Cad Bane’s starship for flight mode and fold down to automatically deploy the landing gear
- Many play-inspiring features. A detailed easy-access cockpit, 2 thermal detonator elements, a ‘laser’ jail cell for Omega, spring-loaded shooters on the wingtips and spare ammo in the wing
Age 9+ | 910 pieces | 5 minifigures | $139.99 | Coming August 1
Recreate the Battle of Utapau with this fantastic LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-TE Walker (75337).
- AT-TE Walker building toy (75337). Kids can recreate the Battle of Utapau with this detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ version of an AT-TE Walker from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
- 5 LEGO® minifigures and 3 LEGO droid figures – Commander Cody, a 212th Clone Gunner, 3 212th Clone Troopers and 3 Battle Droids, all with weapons, plus a buildable Dwarf Spider Droid
- Designed for play. The AT-TE has posable legs and an extendable handle to lift and move it, and the detachable cockpit and the 2 detailed cabins for Clone Troopers are easy to access
- Playful features. A 360-degree-rotating elevating heavy blaster cannon with 2 stud shooters and a seat for the 212th Clone Gunner, 6 blaster cannons, 2 thermal detonator elements and more
Thus did LEGO Con 2022 take place this past weekend. And around the world LEGO fans and collectors marveled at the products revealed that Saturday. This may be a flowery description, but the mood does need setting. We’ll start unpacking the various unveilings from LEGO Con last June 18 now.
First off, as shared by The Brick Fan, we’ll look at the next upcoming milestone celebration 90th anniversary LEGO sets. There’s one for the medieval builders and another for the space explorers. At last, we see the Lion Knights’ Castle (10305) and the Galaxy Explorer (10497). Both sets fall under the new LEGO Icons theme.
As expected, these anniversary revamps of classic LEGO sets are geared for age 18+ collectors. We can expect these to arrive this coming August. But now, let’s peruse their official LEGO.com Shop product listings here:
Age 18+ | 4,514 pieces | 22 minifigures | $399.99 | Coming August 8
A long time ago there was a child who loved to build with LEGO® bricks. Now that child is grown up and there’s a new quest to enjoy. Celebrating 90 years of LEGO history, the Lion Knights’ Castle (10305) building set is a new interpretation inspired by the original LEGO Castle System and a build requested by fans for years.
- A classic build reimagined – Enjoy quality time crafting all the details of this Lion Knights’ Castle (10305) buildable model, inspired by classic LEGO® castle sets from days gone by
- Requested by LEGO® fans – Created to celebrate 90 years of LEGO history, this set was designed following a poll of over 55,000 respondents on the LEGO Ideas platform
- 4,514 pieces – Enjoy hours of mindful building as you craft all the details of this epic build. Discover details on every side, then open up the castle to explore the story-packed interior
- Packed with medieval details – Raise and lower the castle’s drawbridge and portcullis, explore hidden passages, escape from the dungeon, turn the mill’s waterwheel and prepare for battle in the armory
- Secret hideout – Build secret hideouts for the forest people. Drop them through the dungeon trapdoor when they invade, and help them escape through the secret passage
Age 18+ | 1,254 pieces | 4 minifigures | $99.99 | Preorder available, Coming August 1
Join the celebrations to mark 90 years of LEGO® creations with this nostalgic building project for adults. This anniversary collectible edition of the Classic 497 LEGO Galaxy Explorer model (10497) retains all the joy of the 1979 set but on a bigger scale.
- Join the celebrations – Enjoy quality time crafting all the details of this LEGO® Galaxy Explorer (10497) model, launched to mark the 90th anniversary of LEGO creations
- Inspired by the 1979 original – The spaceship retains the classic color scheme and blended delta wing configuration of the original ship and stands on its 3 retractable landing legs
- Astronaut figures – The spaceship comes complete with 4 astronauts and their robot helper
- Authentic accessories – Accessories include a surface rover, plus a rover compartment with tools and an extendable ramp
- Detailed interior – Open the cockpit to reveal the interior, where there are seats for all 4 astronauts as well as living quarters with 2 beds, computers and storage compartments
Visit LEGO.com to recap the event highlights of LEGO Con 2022.