LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) Now Exclusively Available at LEGO Shop@Home

Just a quick reminder, just in case you haven’t noticed it yet: the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) is now available at LEGO Shop@Home as our current promotional, gift with purchase set. This is also a nice freebie to go along with the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) if you’re planning to get this massive set which is now currently offered with Double VIP points at shop.LEGO.com.

The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) is available for free beginning November 9 until 21 or until supplies last, with a minimum purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 and above. LEGO seems to have a sufficient number of sets at hand since this gift-with-purchase set is still available at LEGO Shop@Home as of this posting. This set is also available at all local LEGO stores across the US, in case you want to pick up your own set personally.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289)

374 pieces; valued at $19.99

Recreate the magic of Diagon Alley™ with this magical LEGO® micro build featuring Gringotts™ Bank, Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Flourish and Blotts, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, plus a Mr. Ollivander minifigure with a wand.

LEGO® Diagon Alley™ Micro Build (item 40289) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores from November 9 through 11:59pm EST, November 21, 2018, or while supplies last only. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $99 in merchandise only; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. Offer excludes Bricks & Pieces and backorder items. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. One free set per household. Item is valued at approximately a $19.99 (US) / $26.99 (CA) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets cannot be purchased. Offers not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time without advance notice.

LEGO Forma Crowd-Source Campaign Ending with Unparalleled Success

It’s without a doubt that LEGO Forma, a new product line being pushed by the company on the Indiegogo crowd-sourcing platform, has become one of the most hyped-up new offerings for the older portion of the total fan spectrum. Its 500-perk campaign goal, set back in late September, has already been broke several times over.

But all things come to an end, the Indiegogo campaign for LEGO Forma being among them. Tuesday, November 6 is the last day of crowdsourcing for interested AFOLs to get one of these nifty internal-mechanics brick-build that’s then covered up by brilliantly-colored skins to create fish models that move naturally lifelike via provided hand cranks.

As its final day comes, the number of perks claimed for LEGO Forma at Indiegogo is at the eye-popping amount of 6,674 or 1334% (that’s right, PERCENT) of the 500 goal. If that’s not an honest indication of how much this product line is anticipated, then we don’t know what.

LEGO expects to roll out the first Forma sets – Koi (81000), Shark (81001), Splash Koi (81002), and Ink Koi (81003) – some 2 to 3 months after the campaign. That means the claimants will get theirs on January to February 2019.

LEGO to Release Exclusive Lunar New Year Sets in China

The LEGO Group’s presence in the Chinese region is felt even more, now that they have announced the release of its first ever region-specific sets in China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific. The announcement was made during the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) which opened Monday, November 5, 2018. According to Niels B. Christiansen, TLG’s Chief Executive Officer, “These sets are special. They are the first sets we’ve created to celebrate Lunar New Year and the first time we’ve made sets for a specific country or region. We hope they bring a lot of joy to children and the young at heart during new year.” This exclusive Lunar New Year sets will be available beginning January 1, 2019.

The LEGO Group’s CEO Niels B. Christiansen announcing the arrival of region-specific, exclusive LEGO sets in China.

LEGO intends to release two sets: the first set depicts a Chinese family gathering together for a festive Lunar New Year dinner in a traditional home. The build, dubbed as Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner, features the uniqueness of Chinese architecture where the minifigures included in this set underscore the rich culture of the people of China.

The LEGO Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner set.

The second LEGO exclusive Lunar New Year set celebrates the iconic Dragon Dance which signifies the Chinese belief for a bountiful year ahead. It features a Dragon Dance team composed of several minifigures in vibrant red colors and dragon printings, led by a costumed minifigure very much the same as that of the Piggy Guy from the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 12 (71007). It was the perfect choice of a minifigure to be included in this particular set, considering that 2019 is marked as the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac.

The LEGO Dragon Dance set.

We have no further details about these exclusive Lunar New Year sets, except for these images that were officially released by TLG. The funny thing is, these images bear confidential watermarks and were shared publicly by TLG themselves. In any case, these are pretty nice sets considering that these are first ever region-specific sets that LEGO made. So for LEGO fans and collectors that are outside of the Asia-Pacific region, the secondary market will be the only avenue in getting them commercially.

2019 LEGO Minecraft Set Details Published Online

Other than previously reported rumors regarding buildable LEGO Minecraft figures said to be released next year, more information is now available regarding other LEGO Minecraft sets slated to debut in 2019. Yes, Minecraft is one licensed theme that LEGO is still pushing forward next year, and thanks to online retailer   Alternate, we now have an idea on what these 2019 LEGO Minecraft sets will be.

Though the Alternate website hasn’t released any images yet of these 2019 LEGO Minecraft sets, they’re listing included set descriptions of five of these sets. They’re originally in German so the following rough Google Translation may not be 100% accurate, however, it is enough to give us an idea on what to expect from them. It is interesting to note that the first three sets in the series refer to the buildable LEGO Minecraft “action figures” that can be posed in many different ways. The translated description also refers to these buildable figures as BigFigs, which I’m not really sure if this is what LEGO will call them in English. I’m thinking of something similar to this MOC created by LEGO Minecraft fan builder that goes by the name TheDudeWithACup back in 2011.

A fan-made, and highly articulated LEGO Minecraft Skeleton MOC.

 

Check out their translated descriptions below, with some minor editing as needed.

LEGO Minecraft Buildable Steve with Parrot (21148)

Pieces: 159; 14.99 Euros

This cool Minecraft model provide plenty of construction and fun – for example, this great, easy to build LEGO Minecraft action figure set “Minecraft – BigFig Steve with parrot”. Push the lever on Steve’s back to raise and lower his stone pickaxe. Grab your tame parrot and embark on a new Minecraft adventure. When you’re done, you can give Steve an epic pose, put him out on the base, and bring a touch of Minecraft magic to your room.

Buildable large LEGO Minecraft Steve action figure with articulated joints and mechanical right arm, as well as a buildable stone pickaxe and a Minecraft parrot. Every LEGO Minecraft BigFig character is equipped with an adjustment plate.

 

LEGO Minecraft Buildable Alex with Chicken (21149)

Pieces: 160; 14.99 Euros

This epic Minecraft models provide plenty of construction and fun – for example, this cool, easy to build LEGO Minecraft action figure set “Minecraft BigFig Alex with Chicken”. Push the lever down Alex’s back to lower the diamond sword, grab the chicken and jump into a new Minecraft adventure! When you’re done, give Alex a cool action pose, exhibit on the baseplate, and spice up your room in Minecraft style.

Buildable large LEGO Minecraft Alex action figure with articulated joints and mechanical left arm, as well as a buildable diamond sword and a Minecraft chicken. Every LEGO Minecraft BigFig character is equipped with an adjustment plate.

 

LEGO Minecraft Buildable Skeleton with Magma Cube (21150)

Pieces: 142; 14.99 Euros

The dynamic Minecraft models provide plenty of construction and fun – for example, this easy to build LEGO Minecraft action figure set “Minecraft BigFig Skeleton with Magma Cube”. Use the skeleton’s bow to fire arrows, poke his helmet up and down, and harass the upper world with the leaping magma cube. When you’re done, you can put this infamous creature in a scary pose and put it on the base plate so all your friends can admire it.

Buildable large LEGO Minecraft skeleton action figure with articulated joints, detachable helmet and Minecraft bow that shoots arrow elements. Also included in the kit is a magma cube to assemble. Every LEGO Minecraft BigFig character is equipped with an adjustment plate.

 

LEGO Minecraft The Last Battle (21151)

Pieces: 222; 19.99 Euros

Watch your cool new Dragonhunter armor, grab the Ender Pearl, potion and enchanted bow, make an epic journey to the end and get ready for the ultimate Minecraft battle. Defeat the flying dragon’s fireballs, defeat the Enderman, destroy the Ender Crystal, and defeat the Ender Dragon to claim victory in the final battle! Use the included code to unlock a dragon hunter skin in the Minecraft Bedrock Edition of the online game.

The set includes a Dragonhunter minifigure, as well as a Ender Dragon and Enderman figure. This Minecraft toy includes an endangered dragon toy with an Enderman figure and a Minecraft Ender portal with an obsidian pillar and a pop-up Ender crystal. The equipment includes an enchanted bow. The accessories include an Ender Pearl  and a Potion. Also includes a code to unlock a LEGO Dragon Hunter Skins in the Minecraft Bedrock Edition online game.

 

LEGO Minecraft The Pirate Ship Adventure (21152)

Pieces: 386; 49.99 Euros

Ahoy, sailor! Check out our new, cool Minecraft pirate skin and join Alex in exciting pirate adventures on a Minecraft skull island. Build an awesome pirate ship with gold decorations, pirate flag, catwalk, cannon and even a cute parrot. Load the ship’s cannons and help protect the turtle and its eggs from the roaming zombie. Then grab a map and compass, jump aboard the rowing boat and look for a nice fishing spot – or maybe the friendly dolphin will lead you to a sunken treasure? And if you need a change, you can easily turn this modular set into a great tropical pirate camp.

The set includes 2 minifigures: a pirate and Alex, as well as a Minecraft zombie and one each dolphin, parrot and turtle figure of Minecraft. The set also includes a buildable Minecraft island scene and a toy pirate ship with functioning cannons, golden ornaments, pirate flag, jetty and rowboat. The equipment includes a sword. The accessories include a map, TNT, a fire element base, 2 shovels, a chest, a treasure, a pirate flag, a water bottle, a torch, and a compass.

LEGO Overwatch Sets Officially Revealed At BlizzCon 2018 – Now Available for Pre-Order

BlizzCon 2018 has finally kicked off at Anaheim Convention Center and LEGO Overwatch fans are thrilled to find out what’s in store in the Blizzard sponsored gaming convention.

Other than the humongous LEGO Overwatch D. Va and MEKA statue that will greet BlizzCon attendees, the stage has been finally prepped for the official reveal of the upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets. The best part is, these sets are now officially available for pre-order at LEGO Shop@Home, with a release date slated for January 1, 2019. If these sets are Day 1 purchases for you, then be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com by clicking on the following links.

Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970)

129 pieces | Age 8+ | $14.99 (USD)

Build your very own Overwatch payload from the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map!

Immerse your favorite Overwatch fan in epic missions with this LEGO Overwatch 75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker set. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this set recreates the drone satellite from the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map where Overwatch heroes Tracer and Widowmaker battle for control of the payload. With weapons for the heroes and space in the drone satellite to sit a minifigure, youngsters will love playing with this set’s instantly recognizable characters and setting. Older fans will love to show their passion for Overwatch by displaying the set by their gaming setup for all their friends to see.

  • Includes Tracer and Widowmaker minifigures.
  • Satellite drone payload vehicle features a hidden cockpit with computer detailing, opening rear hold, a removable drone ‘brain’ element and a health pack for added play. Also features a checkpoint disc.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Widowmaker’s Widow’s Kiss and Tracer’s twin Pulse Pistols.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online videos, comics and exciting global eSports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the internationally acclaimed team-based action game.
  • Combines with the 75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar set to create even more exciting Overwatch hero action!
  • Drone creative play toy measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 5″ (14cm) long and 3″ (9cm) wide.

 

Hanzo vs. Genji (75971)

197 pieces | Age 8+ |$19.99 (USD)

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build the Hanamura dojo with dragon brothers Hanzo and Genji!

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build the Hanamura dojo in LEGO bricks with LEGO Overwatch 75971 Hanzo vs. Genji. Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch toy recreates the epic face-off for the Hanamura dojo between the rival dragon brothers Hanzo and cyborg ninja Genji. With weapons for the highly recognizable Overwatch heroes and a buildable dojo, kids will love to play out the action from the game, while older fans will want to show off the set next to their gaming setup.

  • Includes Hanzo, Genji and Shimada Henchman minifigures.
  • Hanamura dojo features a weapons stand, health pack, and 2 hidden disc shooters that represent the dragon spirits of each brother.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Genji’s Ryu-Ichimonji sword and Hanzo’s Storm Bow.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch is the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Hanamura dojo building toy measures over 4″ (11cm) high, 8″ (22cm) wide and 3″ (9cm) deep.

 

Dorado Showdown (75972)

419 pieces | Age 8+ |$29.99 (USD)

Immerse your favorite Overwatch fan in the Dorado map with Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree!

Now your favorite Overwatch fan can build an iconic Dorado building and payload truck with LEGO Overwatch 75972 Dorado Showdown! Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this Overwatch building set features an instantly recognizable building from the popular Dorado map and 3 characters, Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree. With Overwatch weapons, Dorado building, and a payload truck like in the game, fans of Overwatch will want to build and display it for their friends to see, while youngsters will like playing with the vehicle and mini market building from the game.

  • Includes Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree minifigures.
  • Dorado-style building features 3 windows (2 with shutters), lamps, a lantern, a mini market booth and a doorway for the payload truck to pass through.
  • Payload truck features space for a minifigure, a generator payload that can be taken off and hidden wheels to simulate the payload truck hovering like in the game.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Soldier: 76’s Heavy Pulse Rifle, Reaper’s twin Hellfire Shotguns and McCree’s Peacekeeper six-shooter revolver.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch video game toys are the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Dorado-style building toy measures over 6″ (17cm) high, 5″ (15cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep.
  • Payload truck creative play toy measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 5″ (15cm) long and 3″ (8cm) wide.

 

D.Va & Reinhardt (75973)

455 pieces | Age 10+ |$39.99 (USD)

For your favorite Overwatch fan – 2 iconic tank heroes with D.Va & Reinhardt!

For your favorite Overwatch fan, a buildable mech suit and powered armor with LEGO Overwatch 75973 D.Va & Reinhardt! Each of these instantly recognizable Overwatch tank heroes features an Overwatch minifigure so fans can place the highly-detailed Overwatch characters inside through the hatches that open. Reinhardt features a massive buildable Rocket Hammer and both minifigures have smaller weapons so younger fans can play out the action of the game, while older fans may want to display the minifigures and toys next to their gaming setup!

  • Includes D.Va and Reinhardt minifigures.
  • Va tank model features shooting function and opens so the D.Va minifigure can fit inside.
  • Reinhardt tank model features buildable colossal Rocket Hammer and opens so the Reinhardt minifigure can fit inside.
  • Overwatch character weapons include D.Va’s Fusion Cannons and Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Va building toy stands over 5″ (15cm) tall.
  • Reinhardt building toy stands over 5″ (14cm) tall.

 

Bastion (75974)

602 pieces | Age 10+ | $49.99 (USD)

 

A Bastion to build and display for the Overwatch fan!

A fully reconfigurable LEGO Overwatch 75974 Bastion figure for your favorite Overwatch fan! One of the most recognizable Overwatch characters from the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this buildable toy display model can be configured from recon mode to sentry mode without any rebuilding! Fans will love the realistic detail of this Overwatch toy and will want to display it near their gaming setup – an Overwatch collectible for every fan!

  • Reconfigure the Bastion toy from recon to sentry mode – no rebuilding required!
  • Overwatch character weapons include Bastion’s gun and minigun.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift and collectible for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Bastion building toy in recon mode stands over 10″ (26cm) tall and in sentry mode stands over 6″ (17cm) tall.

 

Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975)

730 pieces | Age 9+ | $89.99 (USD)

The ultimate Watchpoint: Gibraltar set with Mercy, Reaper, Winston and Pharah for the Overwatch fan!

For the Overwatch fan, the iconic Overwatch rocket and launch tower from one of the game’s most popular maps with LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar 75975! Based on the internationally acclaimed team-based action game, this building set features an Overwatch rocket that splits into 2 separate rockets, and 3 Overwatch characters including Pharah with her Rocket Launcher, Mercy with her Caduceus Staff and Blaster, Reaper with his twin Hellfire Shotguns, and a Winston big figure with his Tesla Cannon. Youngsters will like playing with the buildable rocket and Overwatch heroes with their unique weapons, while adult fans will want to build and display this instantly recognizable collectible model near their gaming rigs to show their affinity for the game!

  • Includes Pharah, Mercy and Reaper minifigures and Winston big figure.
  • Overwatch rocket can split into 2 with a cockpit in each. The smaller rocket features a trunk big enough for big figure Winston, plus bananas and peanut butter jar elements.
  • Overwatch building toy features launch pad that supports the rocket in the vertical position just like in the Watchpoint: Gibraltar map.
  • Overwatch character weapons include Pharah’s Rocket Launcher, Mercy’s Caduceus Staff and Caduceus Blaster, Reaper’s twin Hellfire Shotguns and Winston’s Tesla Cannon.
  • From Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the legendary World of Warcraft, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning animated online series, comics and exciting global esports events.
  • LEGO Overwatch toy construction sets are the perfect gift for fans of the blockbuster Overwatch game.
  • Combines with the 75970 Tracer & Widowmaker set to create even more exciting Overwatch action!
  • Rocket building toy measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 14″ (37cm) long and 7″ (19cm) wide with both rockets combined.
  • Launch pad construction toy measures over 14″ (37cm) high, 8″ (22cm) wide, and 8″ (22cm) deep.

More 2019 LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Images Released

After the reveal of the official box art images of the 2019 LEGO Marvel Spider-Man, we now have never-before-seen, additional images from this new line of LEGO Marvel sets as listed by LEGO online retailer Alternate.at. Included in their listing is each set’s product description. I’ve also included them here as translated from German via Google Translate.

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man – Spider-Man Bike Rescue (76113)

Race Marvel’s Spider-Man and Miles Morales from getting villain Carnage to blow up the power generator! With this buildable superhero toy you can patrol the streets of New York City on the lightning fast Spider-Man motorcycle. Target Carnage with the net gun and the spider shooter. Take care of the rogue and fix the generator with spider webs before it explodes!

Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Miles Morales and Carnage. The Spider-Man motorcycle is equipped with a minifigure seat, an adjustable handlebar, large wheels, a spider shooter and a power gun (cannot be fired) with attachment point for mesh elements. The buildable power generator is equipped with an explosion function, energy cell elements and attachment points for network elements. The accessories include Carnage’s tentacles.

 

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man – Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler (76114)

An emergency! Vulture and Sandman have robbed a jewelry store in the city center and are fleeing with the diamonds! Come to the rescue with Spider-Man, the futuristic Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler. Use the Spider Crawler to fire spiders and nets on the villains. Dodge the massive Sandhammer and create stunning net gear that will prevent Vulture from flying away. Catch the thieves and find the stolen diamonds hidden in the sand base!

Includes 4 minifigures: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Vulture and Sandman. Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler features a minifigure cockpit, 8 moveable legs, 2 shooters and a shooter that fires spiders or mesh elements. The set also features Sandman’s buildable, opening sand base with 3 stolen diamond elements, a transparent glass container with a diamond element and Vulture’s buildable wings. The equipment includes Vulture’s Shooter and Sandman’s buildable Sandhammer.

 

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man – Spider-Mech vs. Venom (76115)

Team up with Spider-Man and Ghost Spider to rescue Aunt May from the clutches of Venom’s giant Mech! Use the Spider-Mech to fire spiders and nets on the villain. Watch out for the venomous tongue and claws of Venom’s’ Mech! Start a shooter attack with Ghost Spider’s hoverboard. Then use the claws of the Spider-Mech to catch Venom and stop the rampaging offspring!

Contains 4 minifigures: Spider-Man, Ghost Spider, Venom, and Aunt May. The Spider-Mech features an opening minifigure cockpit, movable joints, a shooter with spiders or mesh elements, and a gripping claw with attachment points for alternate mesh elements. Venom’s Mech features a minifigure cockpit, articulated joints, a long tongue and gripping claws for gripping minifigures. This set also includes Ghost Spider’s hoverboard with 2 shooters and a clear flame exhaust and 9 different mesh elements to customize your models, minifigures and equipment. Accessories include the ice cream of Aunt May.

 

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man – Spider-Man Car Chase (76133)

Follow bank robber Green Goblin in Spider-Man’s fast car! Green Goblin flies away on his glider with the stolen prey. Dodge its burning pumpkin bomb and then fire a spider web to catch it!

Includes 2 minifigures: Spider-Man and Green Goblin. This set includes an easy-to-build Spider-Man car with a cockpit for Spider-Man, an exhaust with power nozzle elements, a spider web with a detachable spider web and a starter component that help kids get started quickly with the action-packed LEGO Marvel world. Also included in the set are green goblin’s glider with adjustable wings and an attachment point for a spider web, as well as a buildable pumpkin bomb with a power jet element. Accessories include Green Goblin’s money bag and a $ 100 banknote.

 

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man – Doc Ock Diamond Heist (76134)

Fly with Spider-Man to the harbor to stop Doc Ock! The wicked Doc grabbed a container with a gem and money from the crane with the mechanical arms of his speedboat. Follow the speedboat with the fast-moving Spider-Man plane. Fire the disc throwers and a spider web. Can you stop the Doc from escaping?

Includes 3 minifigures: Spider-Man, Doc Ock, and a Dock Worker. This set consists of an easy-to-build dock, Spider-Man’s plane, Doc Ock’s speedboat and a starter component that helps kids quickly get into the action-packed LEGO Marvel world. The dock includes a crane with a miniature cockpit with windshield and an adjustable crane arm with chain to lift the opening container with a money bag and a gemstone inside as well as a burning barrel with flame element, a small ladder and a barrier. The Spider-Man aviator is equipped with an opening minifigure cockpit, 2 disc throwers and a spider’s thread with a detachable spider web. The Doc Ock speedboat comes with a minifigure seat, 2 mechanical arms equipped with attachment points for the container and a money bag. Accessories include Doc Ock robot arms that can hold the gemstone.

New 2019 LEGO Architecture Sets Listed in Austrian Online Retailer

As we approach the final leg of 2018, it looks like LEGO and its retailers are giving us a sneak peek on how the brick landscape will look like in 2019. In this case, the latest reveals are now coming from the 2019 LEGO Architecture line where we are given a glimpse of the initial sets to be offered next year, particularly from the Skylines subtheme.

If you recall, one of the most recent LEGO Architecture Skyline set release this year is the necessarily delayed Las Vegas (21047). The delays due to the necessary redesigns for the LEGO Architecture Las Vegas are understandable, and hopefully, LEGO is now back in track with its release schedules as we can now see from an early listing from an online Austrian retailer.

Austrian online marketplace Alternate.at has put listings on upcoming LEGO Architecture sets for tagged as LEGO Architecture San Francisco (21043) and Paris (21044). No images were provided but they did indicate the number of pieces, product description and the set price of €49.99 for both of them. Here’s a brief description of these sets as published by Alternate and posted here via Google Translate.

LEGO Architecture San Francisco (21043)

€49.99; 565 pieces

The set includes legendary landmarks and famous San Francisco landmarks, including the famous Painted Ladies Houses, 555 California Street, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Salesforce Tower, the Coit Tower, Fort Point, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island The Set also contains a blue plate-covered baseplate that represents the Golden Gate Strait. The enclosed booklet contains information about the designer, architecture, and history of each landmark, as well as historical facts about San Francisco and the architectural heritage of this famous city

LEGO Architecture Paris (21044)

€49.99; 694 pieces

The set includes a selection of Paris’ most famous landmarks: the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Tour Montparnasse, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, as well as lawn and tree areas. The enclosed booklet contains information on the designer, architecture and history of each building, as well as historical facts about Paris and the architectural heritage of this famous city (available in French and English only.)

These sets are expected for release in February of next year, and we can expect that official set of images of these latest 2019 LEGO Architecture sets will be out soon.

More LEGO Harry Potter Books With Free Minifigures Coming in 2019!

It looks like we can expect more LEGO Harry Potter books to arrive in 2019, and the best part is, most of them will come with more free minifigures. After the reveal of the LEGO Harry Potter Back to Hogwarts Activity Book, we now have additional Potter-inspired books from different publishers which will also offer their own free LEGO minifigs.

LEGO Harry Potter Books With Free Minifigures

First off, we have DK’s LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure book to be released int the UK on July 4, 2019. If you recall, DK’s Build You Own Adventure books usually come with an exclusive building set and a free minifigure.

LEGO Harry Potter Books With Free Minifigures

Though the Amazon UK listing in which this book has been initially found does not show yet the actual build, it provides a silhouette of what it will be. I really can’t figure out what the build is, but I can clearly see a wizard’s hat in the middle (could it be the Sorting Hat?!). Here’s a preliminary image courtesy of Amazon UK. DK’s LEGO Harry Potter Build Your Own Adventure Book retails for £19.99 in the UK.

Second, we also have another LEGO inspired book written by Jenna Ballard, slated to be released in the US on May 14, 2019. Listed via Amazon US, details are still very scant about this title, save for one important detail that LEGO Harry Potter fans will not miss: it comes with a free LEGO Hermione minifigure. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook seems to be like any typical activity book whose main selling point is the free LEGO minifigure that comes with it. Like the previously mentioned activity book, we really don’t have an idea what particular minifig version of Hermione are we going to see bundled with this offering. But it is highly probable that it might be the same as that of her younger version of during her first years in Hogwarts, just as we see her in more recent LEGO Harry Potter sets such as the Hogwarts Whomping Willow (75953), Hogwarts Great Hall (75954), and Quidditch Match (75956).

Here’s a brief description of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook, now available for pre-order retailing for $8.80.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Handbook

Includes a buildable Hermione LEGO(R) minifigure!

Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Check out this Hogwarts Student Handbook to make sure you’re ready when it arrives!

From Platform 9-3/4 to the Sorting Ceremony to final exams–that is, if they haven’t been canceled again thanks to a monster getting loose in the school–this handbook covers everything a new student should know about this school of witchcraft and wizardry. Read all about the classes, top-secret locations, and, of course, Quidditch! Then put your Hogwarts knowledge to the test with tons of fun quizzes and activities.

I’m sure that there will be more LEGO Harry Potter books with free minifigures out there by next year, so be we’ll be sure to keep on a look-out for these. Just be sure to subscribe to our blog for more news and updates on this side of LEGO Potterverse.

The Micro-scaled LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) Coming In November

After reporting on the appearance of the official images of the micro-scaled LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) set over at LEGO’s online servers, we finally have confirmation that this rendition of the famous street from Potter lore is now LEGO’s next gift-with-purchase. LEGO Shop@Home has been updated once more, specifically mentioning that the set will be available as a free promotional from November 9 to 21 at any local LEGO Store and on shop.LEGO.com.

The micro-scaled Diagon Alley (40289) can be yours as a free gift for a single receipt, minimum purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 and above. Be sure to mark your calendars from November 9 to 21, especially if you’re planning to buy your next LEGO set and raring to have this micro-scaled freebie. Also expect that this might run out soon so be sure to place your purchases on time. Here’s the product description for our reference.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289)

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289)

374 pieces

Recreate the magic of Diagon Alley™ with this magical LEGO® micro build featuring Gringotts™ Bank, Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Flourish and Blotts, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, plus a Mr. Ollivander minifigure with a wand.

LEGO® Diagon Alley™ Micro Build (item 40289) offer is valid on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores from November 9 through 11:59pm EST, November 21, 2018, or while supplies last only. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $99 in merchandise only; any applicable taxes, shipping charges, or value of gift cards purchased do not apply to merchandise total. Offer excludes Bricks & Pieces and backorder items. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. One free set per household. Item is valued at approximately a $19.99 (US) / $26.99 (CA) retail value and cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. Item is available exclusively through this offer; additional sets cannot be purchased. Offers not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify these promotions at any time without advance notice.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) Official Images Released

Way back in August, LEGO did one of its more epic advance teasing during the Designer Video for the micro-scale Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043). It was eventually confirmed that LEGO has just finished a micro-scale LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289) as well, and even got to show off the official box in very close detail. But those weren’t official images of the micro-scaled set in a strict sense. Said official images however, are on their way. In fact some of them were caught early on the online image servers of LEGO Shop@Home thanks to some data digging by the French LEGO news source Hoth Bricks.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289)

Shared by Hoth Bricks are the official front and back photos of the set box for LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289), as well as a shot of the actual set up close, with the included wand-maker Garick Ollivander on one side for a size comparison. Again we see the micro-scale detailing on some well-known Diagon Alley landmarks like Gringotts Bank and Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289)

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (40289)

With this recent discovery, we can assume that it’s just a matter of time before Shop@Home finally puts up a Diagon Alley (40289) listing. Maybe then LEGO and Potter fans will finally know how to get their hands on the set in the US and parts of Europe. LEGO China already has a gift with purchase deal for it, while a Certified LEGO Store in Slovenia has it for straight purchase price at around €40. We’ll just have to wait and see.