New LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318) Set Spotted in Luxembourg

Though this piece of news is not entirely new, I’m pretty sure that a lot of LEGO Star Wars fans out there will be looking forward to this. Thanks to an eagle-eyed fan who happened to be at the right place at the right time in a shop somewhere in Luxembourg, we now have our very first image and confirmation of the LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318).

The image, which was shared by a reader of German LEGO fan site StoneWars, shows the box of the brick-built Baby Yoda on display at The Cactus shop. Probably another case of a third-party retailer not being mindful of embargo dates, the LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318) can be seen on display alongside its wiser counterpart, the LEGO Star Wars Yoda (75255).

Image courtesy of StoneWars.

Based on the listing, we can figure out that the said brick statue of Baby Yoda will be retailing for 99.99 Euros (or probably around $79.99) and will be available on November 1 just in time for the holidays. Plus, the timing couldn’t be better considering that Season Two of the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian will be arriving by October 30 as well.

LEGO Star Wars The Child
Image courtesy of StoneWars.

Unfortunately, we do not have info as of the moment regarding the piece count on this set but we can surmise that The LEGO Star Wars The Child will stand at 19 centimeters tall or 7.5 inches, and 21 centimeters wide (8.3 inches). It features a tiltable head and left hand, and posable ears. Both of its arms are fixed and this is understandable considering how the designers opted to emphasize the fine details of Baby Yoda’s garb. Its left hand also features the silver orb that he playfully took from The Mandalorian’s ship. The set comes with its identification plate reminiscent of LEGO Star Wars UCS sets, plus a Baby Yoda minifigure found only in the LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292).

Image courtesy of StoneWars.

Though I do not find myself liking that brick version of Yoda in set 75225, I have to say that LEGO designers did a great job in rendering his younger kin. I love how its tilting head and movable ears can immediately convey its emotion, which makes the character endearing to any Star Wars fan.

So what do you think of this LEGO version of The Child? Will this be on your  must-have LEGO shopping list? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and or the latest LEGO Star Wars sets be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Officially Revealed!

LEGO has now lifted its magical veil and has now officially revealed the enchanting LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)! There has been a great deal of excitement that surrounded this set, and for plenty of good reasons. As I’ve mentioned before, its the second largest and most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set as of to date, packed with plenty of details and loveable minifigure characters – all 14 of them.

Watch the Weasley Twins (played by real-life twin brothers James and Oliver Phelps) as they unravel the magic behind this magnificent set.

Coming in at 5,544 pieces, the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) will retail for $399.99 and will be available for purchase in LEGO Stores and online beginning September 1, 2020. Take a look at its product description together with tons of official images. You may click on the following affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

As a final note, be sure to take advantage of LEGO’s promotional freebies for September such as the LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412) and the LEGO Harry Potter and Hedwig: Owl Delivery (30420) polybag. These gift-with-purchase sets will be available from September 1 to 15, just in time for the arrival of the Diagon Alley (75978), together with the latest wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets as well.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)

5,544 pieces | $399.99 | Available for purchase on September 1, 2020 

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ (75978) is a superb recreation of London’s most magical shopping street for fans of the Harry Potter movies aged 16 and up.

Iconic stores packed with authentic movie details
Measuring more than a meter wide, the impressive model captures the scale and ambiance of the bustling magic-supplies hub. Behind magnificent facades lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features, and familiar characters. Check out the wands at Ollivanders™; drop in on Gilderoy Lockhart™’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller; obtain a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™; and peruse the products and paraphernalia at Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Daily Prophet™.

Cool collectible building toys
The extensive range of LEGO models and playsets provide fans of the Harry Potter Universe with endless imaginative fun and creative display possibilities.

  • This large LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ (75978) display model gives fans of the Harry Potter movies aged 16 and up a chance to recreate magical London’s most magical shopping street.
  • Includes Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™, and the Daily Prophet™ entrance.
  • Authentic accessories and familiar minifigures from the Harry Potter™ movies make it possible to create a ‘living model’ with endless possibilities to rearrange and create new narratives.
  • This challenging and rewarding construction set makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids, Harry Potter™ fans, model enthusiasts, and lovers of LEGO® brick building aged 16 and up.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 40” (102cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ set is crammed to the rooftops with authentic details.
  • No batteries required. This modular construction set provides a hands-on, fulfilling building experience. Even the famous hat-lifting entrance to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ is powered by hand.
  • If you’re thinking of buying this remarkable model as a gift for someone new to LEGO® building kits, don’t worry – it comes with easy-to-follow, printed building instructions. Open the box and let the building fun begin!
  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ sets contain favorite characters, amazing features, and familiar locations from the popular movies. They make ideal gifts for anyone wanting to recreate the movie magic.

 

LEGO City Main Square (60271) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

After making its first appearance earlier in August, LEGO has now made it official and has exclusively listed the LEGO City Main Square (60271) over its  LEGO Shop@Home portal. Coming in with an awesome lineup of LEGO City TV characters (total of 14 minifigs), the set comes in with 1,517 pieces and is expected to retail for $199.99 once it appears in LEGO Stores and online on September 1, 2020.

Here’s LEGO’s official product description of the LEGO City Main Square (60271) together with some awesome close-ups. If you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist, then you can click on the following affiliate link as well. For the latest LEGO City sets, you may also check with LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO City Main Square (60271)

1,517 pieces | $199.99

LEGO City Main Square (60271) LEGO City Main Square (60271) LEGO City Main Square (60271)

Youngsters can dive right into the LEGO® City Adventures TV series with the amazing LEGO® City Main Square (60271) playset. There’s a city hall, city square, concert stage, classic diner, and a tram station, plus cool toy vehicles including Mayor Fleck’s stretch limousine, Snake Rattler’s motorbike, and Harl Hubbs’ handyman wagon. Add 14 minifigures, including an awesome lineup of LEGO City TV characters, and the scene is set for endless play.

City center playset for kids
The LEGO City Main Square playset comes with an easy-to-follow building guide and Instructions PLUS – part of the free LEGO Building Instructions app for smartphones and tablets. This interactive building guide with zoom and rotate viewing tools quickly helps young LEGO builders become master builders.

Inspirational toys for boys and girls
LEGO City building sets stimulate open-ended, creative role play with feature-rich buildings, realistic toy vehicles, and fun characters that deliver an enjoyable, fun-filled build, and play experience.

  • This amazing LEGO® City Main Square (60271) playset is a great introduction to the exciting world of LEGO® City. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, it inspires open-ended, imaginative role-play based on real-life scenarios.
  • What’s in the box? Buildings include a city hall, concert stage, and diner. Vehicles include Snake Rattler’s motorbike and Harl Hubbs’ handyman wagon. There’s also an array of LEGO® City Adventures TV series minifigures.
  • Kids get to create and recreate scenes from the LEGO® City Adventures TV series with this amazing building set. It’s bursting with realistic features, functions, details, and characters that inspire fun, imaginative play.
  • Looking for a cool toy kids aged 5 and up? This LEGO® City Main Square playset makes a great Christmas, birthday, or any-other-day gift for LEGO City TV fans and kids who love to play. Requires only basic building skills.
  • When built, the city hall building measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 5” (15cm) deep, while the tram measures over 4″ (12cm) high, 14″ (37cm) long, and 1″ (5cm) wide.

LEGO Harry Potter Freebies Highlighted in the September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

The US September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar has been uploaded and with it comes the next series of promotional freebies that you can get to make the most out of your next LEGO purchase. Same as with previous months, it is relatively quiet in LEGO brand stores due to the absence of any in-store building activities that LEGO used to have. But still, there are plenty of reasons to visit your local LEGO store next month (be sure to follow all health and safety protocols of course) as shown in next month’s promotional flyer, and as I’ve reported previously. Take a look at these promos.

Front and center in the September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar are the upcoming LEGO City Main Square (60271), arriving in stores on September 1. I have no qualms over LEGO’s choice of building set to be featured in its Store Calendar, though I strongly feel that next month is mostly about LEGO Harry Potter, as evident through its various promotional items below. It will also be nice if the Diagon Alley (75978) had an early reveal as well in next month’s Store Calendar to make it even more exciting.

Free Exclusive BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

Promo period: September 1 to 15, 2020 

From September 1 to 15, LEGO is throwing in this $20 worth of BrickHeadz set together with your single-receipt purchase of LEGO Harry Potter sets worth $100 and more. First introduced earlier this month, the LEGO Harry Potter BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412) is a great incentive to get the latest LEGO Harry Potter sets including the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978).

Free Harry Potter and Hedwig Owl Delivery (30420)

Promo period: September 1 to 15, 2020 

Here’s another freebie for LEGO Harry Potter fans that will also run during the first half of September. Similarly from September 1 to 15, each single-receipt purchase of LEGO Harry Potter sets worth $40 and more will entitle you to a free LEGO Harry Potter and Hedwig Owl Delivery (30420) polybag.

Free Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341)

Promo period: September 7 to 13, 2020 

September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

If you time your purchases just right during the first two weeks of September, it seems that you’ll not just get two LEGO Harry Potter freebies, but also another polybag this time coming from the LEGO Monkie Kid theme. The LEGO Monkie Kid’s Delivery Bike (30341) will be added to your cart automatically (or while supplies last) from September 7 to 13 for every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO sets or products worth $35 and above. So if you’re planning to make your next LEGO purchases between these dates and are specifically eyeing for the latest LEGO HP sets, making your purchase during the second week of the month will give you the opportunity of bagging three freebies in one go.

Free LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Cat (30574)

Promo period: September 16 to 30, 2020

September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

From the looks of it, LEGO still has something to offer even during the last half of the month. For any LEGO purchases worth $35 and more from September 16 to 30, you’ll get a free LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Cat (30574) polybag added to your cart. Coming in at 55 pieces, it’s a great way to complement any LEGO Creator sets that you will purchase while keeping the younger LEGO fanatics occupied.

 

So what do you think about the September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? What are freebies and sets are you most excited about? Let us know what you think in the comments below.  And for the latest LEGO sets that are out now, be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home.

Exclusive LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl Minifigure Unveiled

The first installment of DC Fandome’s virtual comic book convention has been concluded, and if you’re one of the fortunate souls that managed to join in their event sweepstakes, then you are probably aware that one of the uber-cool prizes that will be given away is the exclusive LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl minifigure.

Just to be precise, the DC Fandome sweepstakes is already closed. And if you missed out on that window of opportunity, then I guess we just have to stay tuned if another similar sweepstakes prize will be offered again on September 12 when DC Fandome launches its second virtual event. If you’re also residing outside of the US, then your chances of having this exclusive and limited edition LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl minifigure is either through eBay or a friend that is both lucky and kind enough to give you his/her minifigure winning.

In case you’re wondering, this minifig version of Supergirl is based on Melissa Benoist’s on-screen rendition of Kara Zor-El, as seen on CW’s Supergirl Season 5. This newer LEGO version of Supergirl stays true to her new looks, favoring dark blue pants over her iconic skirt. Plus the much-talked-about change in her hairstyle is also reflected in the minifigure hairpiece. As noted by The Brothers Brick, while the legs and torso prints are unique to this LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl, the hairpiece is taken from Series 20’s Pyjama Girl, so this particular LEGO element is not entirely new.

Again, this particular sweepstake draw is already over, and if in case you’re one of the 1,495 winners of the LEGO DC Fandome Supergirl minifigure, then perhaps you can drop us a comment below and share to us what your initial impressions of this LEGO exclusive.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) Now Up at LEGO Shop@Home

After making its first appearance via Toys R Us Canada, the now-deleted listing of the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) set has now officially appeared at LEGO Shop@Home but not without some initial confusion. Several days ago, a post from StarWars.com has also added to the confusion by stating that the LEGO Star Wars commemorative set will be a Target store exclusive. Ultimately, LEGO has listed this 18+ set over its online shopping portal, with a release date of August 27.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

A bit confusing as it may sound, I think having the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) both on Target and at shop.LEGO.com eventually works in favor of LEGO SW fans. This means this collectible set will be available to more fans in general, as it has the potential of becoming a highly sought-after set that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back.

The LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) comes in at 295 pieces and is expected to retail for $39.99 when it launches on August 27, 2020. Read on for the rest of its product description and official images. To add this to your list, you may click on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) 

295 pieces | $39.99 

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nostalgic Star Wars™ memories with this detailed Bespin Duel build-and-display LEGO® model (75294). Marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, it cleverly recreates the iconic Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader Cloud City duel scene.

Build and display
This fun, creative construction set features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures with lightsabers. It also has a display stand with a 40th-anniversary nameplate to complete a wonderful centerpiece for your home or office. And don’t worry if you are a LEGO® newcomer – step-by-step instructions are included so you can enjoy a stress-free building experience.

Mindful relaxation
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. This building set for adults makes a super gift for yourself or Star Wars fans and hobbyists in your life looking for a mindful way to unwind from the daily grind.

  • Take time out to relax, reawaken nostalgic Star Wars™ memories and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in LEGO® style with this Bespin Duel (75294) build-and-display model.
  • With this construction set, you can recreate the iconic Cloud City duel scene on a stand with a nameplate, adding lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO® minifigures to complete a classic display piece.
  • This beautifully detailed Bespin building set makes a great addition to Star Wars™ fans’ memorabilia collections, and any LEGO® enthusiast will love to show it off alongside their other creations.
  • This 295-piece Star Wars™ construction kit is great for solo building or sharing creative fun with your friends. It also makes a super birthday or holiday gift for the Star Wars fan or hobbyist in your life.
  • The buildable model measures over 8” (20cm) high, 9” (23cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep – it doesn’t need a huge amount of space for display, but its striking, authentic details are sure to grab people’s attention.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

Limited Edition LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) Officially Revealed

DC FanDome’s first half of its virtual comic-con may all be over, but it seems the excitement doesn’t stop there. Following the reveal of the new Wonder Woman 1984 trailer which gives our first look at Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, now comes a new LEGO product listing that celebrates the film’s classic comic book roots. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed the limited edition LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906), scheduled to be released on October 1st.

LEGO DC Wonder Woman

Right off the bat, the LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) set follows the recognizable Comic-Con style box art reminiscent of previous SDCC offerings. This strengthens the notion that this may probably be intended to be offered as a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, but because of the on-going pandemic, LEGO has to do some contingency plans on how this may be offered to the market. This vignette type of set is very much reminiscent of that to the LEGO Captain Marvel and the ASIS (77902) and the LEGO DC Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) both exclusively offered during last year’s SDCC.

Some things worth noting here are first, LEGO opted to have this listed for pre-order, helping TLG determine how much sets will it need to produce within a month before its official release in October. And second, it looks like the set will only be offered in the US, which is not really good news to other LEGO fans across the globe. Frankly, I’m still a bit puzzled on how LEGO comes across with some of these geographical restrictions, while still committing on the idea of doing away with its regional exclusives. Whatever is the case, I think fans will appreciate it if LEGO clarifies these things.

Here are the product details of the new LEGO DC Wonder Woman (77906) including some official images. This set is expected to retail for $39.99 in the US and comes with the minifigure versions of the classic Wonder Woman, her arch-nemesis Cheetah, and Wonder Woman’s trusted confidant Etta Candy. You may click on the following affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. While you’re at it, you may also like to check another tie-in set which is the LEGO Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157), currently available at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Wonder Woman (77906)

255 pieces | $39.99

LEGO® DC Wonder Woman™ (77906) brings together 3 classic characters from the Wonder Woman comic book in a buildable, play-and-display action scene. Hands-on Wonder Woman display set Superhero fans of any age can build their own recreation of a superhero battle between Wonder Woman™ and Cheetah™ – as seen on the cover of the classic Wonder Woman comic. As the model features the same iconic characters as the Wonder Woman 1984 movie – Wonder Woman and Cheetah – it’s also the ideal gift for fans of the blockbuster movie. The 3 collectible minifigures are displayed in an outdoor environment set on a sturdy base. The completed model will add a great conversation piece to any room. Popular action minifigure toys from LEGO DC construction toys let children role-play as their favorite characters in good vs. evil conflicts to save the world! With legendary superheroes and cool gadgets, LEGO DC building sets make great gifts for kids, inspiring individual and group play that never ends.

What We Know So Far About The New LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Set

After the news came out of another LEGO Harry Potter set that is being still being kept under wraps, the LEGO fan community was quick to share several box art images of the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) over unofficial channels (aka leaks). As always, we’re not going to share these images here out of respect for LEGO’s established embargo. However, these are some of the things that we know so far about this very exciting set.

It’s the second-largest, and next most expensive LEGO Harry Potter set as of to date.

Though the title holder for being the largest LEGO Harry Potter set in terms of piece count still belongs to the Hogwarts Castle (71043) coming in at 6,020 pieces, the latest brick rendition of the Diagon Alley comes in second place with a total of 5,544 pieces included in its set. What is interesting here is that the latter comes with a similar price tag of $399.99 even if it comes short of around 400 pieces. This is probably because a lot of baseplates are used in this set, especially when you realize that it is primarily a modular set, which leads us to our second observation.

It follows a modular design and plenty of baseplates.

If you were following the trail of bread crumbs over at Instagram (#legoleaks), you will immediately notice that this latest LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) observes a modular design that highlights the following locations. These shops are designed in pairs, giving the set four distinct modular builds.

    • Ollivanders Wand Shop and Scribbulus Writing Implements
    • Quality Quidditch Supplies and The Daily Prophet
    • Flourish & Blotts Bookseller and Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor
    • Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Knockturn Alley

Each module seems to rest on a singular baseplate, which may be one of the reasons why it is similarly priced to that of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle. It is also interesting to note how LEGO designers opted for this ‘dual’ approach in creating these shops to somehow maintain a balance between showing as many details as they can about the famous Harry Potter marketplace, and offering it within a reasonable retail price. This is a good decision, in my opinion, considering also that they were able to package this for LEGO fans 16 years old and above.

The Minifigures

The minifigures in this set does not disappoint as well. I’m personally glad that LEGO opted to offer actual minifigures in its LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978), instead of opting for nanofigures as what they did with the Hogwarts Castle back in 2018. Based on what we’ve seen so far, these are the 14 minifigures included in this set:

    • Rubeus Hagrid
    • Fred Weasley
    • George Weasley
    • Molly Weasley
    • Ginny Weasley (younger version)
    • Ron Weasley (younger version)
    • Hermione Granger (younger version)
    • Harry Potter (younger version)
    • Draco Malfoy (younger version)
    • Lucius Malfoy
    • Gilderoy Lockhart
    • Garrick Ollivander
    • Florean Fortescue
    • Daily Prophet Photographer

Those who knew their LEGO Harry Potter minifigures will immediately point out that the last two in this list are first-ever LEGO minifig renditions of the said characters. It may be said that they only had a brief moment in the Harry Potter universe, but I love how LEGO pays attention to these details and even gave such random characters like the Daily Prophet Photographer the LEGO treatment that they deserve.

Will it come with a gift-with-purchase set?

Yes, the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) will certainly come with a gift-with-purchase or GWP set like other new LEGO HP sets slated to arrive next month. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier report, these promotional freebies will come in the form of a polybag and the LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412). There’s seems to be no specific freebie unique for the Diagon Alley, but having these promotional items thrown into your shopping carts are certainly a welcomed gesture.

As a final note, LEGO has not yet announced an official release date for the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) as of this posting. I hope an official press release will be out by next week, and I’ll keep my radars up until then.

Are We To Expect A Couple of LEGO Harry Potter GWP Sets In September?

The leaky faucet is back and this time, the news is all about the next wave of LEGO GWP or gift-with-purchase sets that will arrive next month. It is no secret that LEGO will be putting the spotlight on its line of LEGO Harry Potter sets next month, with so much in store under this theme. Given that we will also be having the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) and a new, yet to be officially revealed LEGO Diagon Alley (75978)it is but expected that LEGO will also be offering a couple of LEGO Harry Potter GWP sets to sweeten the deal.

And though we’re just counting the days before the official release of the September 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, we can now confirm what next month’s promotional deals will be. As it turns out, we can expect two LEGO Harry Potter GWP sets to be offered at this time. And our sources indicate that it will be the following:

  • LEGO Harry Potter and Hedwig: Owl Delivery (30420) polybag
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)
LEGO Harry Potter and Hedwig: Owl Delivery (30420)

LEGO Harry Potter GWP

    • Qualifying purchases of LEGO Harry Potter sets worth $40 or more.
    • Promo period will be from September 1 to 15 or while supplies last.
    • Will be offered both in-store and online via LEGO Shop@Home.
LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

LEGO Harry Potter GWP

    • Qualifying purchases of LEGO Harry Potter sets worth $100 or more.
    • Promo period will be from September 1 to 15 or while supplies last.
    • Will be offered both in-store and online via LEGO Shop@Home.
    • Valued at $19.99, this collectible BrickHeadz set comes in at 270 pieces.

These LEGO Harry Potter GWP sets are a great incentive in getting the next wave of LEGO HP sets, especially if you time your purchases just right. The price points for the qualifying purchases are also reasonable considering that you will be getting these two incentives for free if you manage to have single-receipt purchases from these licensed themes.

Be on the lookout at your local LEGO Store starting next week, especially when the next LEGO Store Calendar begins to roll out. So what do you think about our next LEGO freebies? Do you think its a great deal? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

New LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) Set Arriving Very Soon

Here’s another delightfully unexpected news coming from the LEGO Harry Potter front. In what seems to be an accidental listing over at LEGO Shop@Home Japan portal (the said listing has been taken down as of this posting), eagle-eyed fans caught glimpse of what seems to be this year’s largest LEGO HP set. Coming in at more than 5,000 pieces, the new LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) set is slated to arrive soon.

The LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217) that was released back in 2011. The featured image used in this article is also from the box art of the said set.

If you recall back in 2011, LEGO has released it’s first, should I say, comprehensive rendition of the famous Harry Potter marketplace coming in at 2,025 pieces. This LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (10217) consists of smaller brick builds of famous stores such as Ollivander’s, Borgin and Burke’s, and Gringott’s Bank. As impressive as this direct-to-consumer (D2C) set back during that year, there are still plenty of fascinating shops that we wish could have been included.

And after 9 years since its debut, it looks like we will be having our next LEGO version of this magical marketplace with an impressive piece count of 5,544 pieces.  We do not have official images yet of this set understandably, but based on its now removed listing, we can expect the following shops to be included in this set: Ollivanders Wand Shop, Flourish & Blotts bookseller, Scribbulus Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, The Daily Prophet, and my personal favorite Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Though it would be nice if LEGO included a rehashed version of Gringot’s for good measure, I think with 7 shops included in this modular set, I certainly don’t have any qualms against it.

Here’s what we can find from the now-taken down description of the new LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978). This set is expected to have a whopping price tag of $399.99 and is intended for builders 16 years old and above. I wouldn’t be surprised though if LEGO will opt to include it under its 18+ collection given its piece count and retail price. Be sure to be on the lookout for LEGO’s official announcement which may happen any time soon. Hopefully, the release of this new brick version of Diagon Alley will be released alongside that of the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) coming in September.

Special thanks also to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978)

5,544 pieces | $399.99

Iconic stores packed with authentic movie details

Measuring more than a meter wide, the impressive model captures the scale and ambiance of the bustling magic-supplies hub. Behind magnificent facades lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features, and familiar characters. Check out the wands at Ollivanders™; drop in on Gilderoy Lockhart™’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller; obtain a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™; and peruse the products and paraphernalia at Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor and the Daily Prophet™.

  • Cool collectible building toys
  • The extensive range of LEGO models and playsets provide fans of the Harry Potter Universe with endless imaginative fun and creative display possibilities.
  • This large LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978) display model gives fans of the Harry Potter movies aged 16 and up a chance to recreate magical London’s most magical shopping street.
  • Includes Ollivanders™ Wand Shop, Scribbulus™ Writing Implements, Quality Quidditch™ Supplies, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, Flourish & Blotts™ bookseller, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ and the Daily Prophet™ entrance.
  • Authentic accessories and familiar minifigures from the Harry Potter™ movies make it possible to create a ‘living model’ with endless possibilities to rearrange and create new narratives.
  • This challenging and rewarding construction set makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for kids, Harry Potter™ fans, model enthusiasts, and lovers of LEGO® brick building aged 16 and up.
  • Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 40” (102cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep, this LEGO® Harry Potter™ Diagon Alley™ set is crammed to the rooftops with authentic details.
  • No batteries required. This modular construction set provides a hands-on, fulfilling building experience. Even the famous hat-lifting entrance to Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes™ is powered by hand.