LEGO Harry Potter Hermione’s Study Desk (30392) Polybag Surfaces

The LEGO Customer Service portal has been updated to include a new set of building instructions pointing towards a new LEGO Harry Potter polybag. A LEGO Harry Potter Hermione’s Study Desk (30392) polybag has now surfaced, thanks to the said entry listed over at LEGO.com.

LEGO Harry Potter Hermione's Study Desk

To be exact, the building instructions for this new polybag offering are not actually uploaded yet. Instead, a set placeholder and product image is now made available on the portal. The new polybag features Hermione in her early years at Hogwarts, featuring what seems to be a new minifigure torso print. Aside from the miniature study table and accessories, it’s nice to see that LEGO is also throwing in a collectible Wizard Card tile piece that they began introducing with this year’s LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Commemorative sets. This is a more cost-effective way of gathering these special tiles if you’re the completionist kind of LEGO collector.

Details are scant with regards to this polybag. However, my best guess is that this LEGO Harry Potter Hermione’s Study Desk polybag might be available as a promotional item or gift-with-purchase set sometime in September. If you recall, it was also around this time last year when LEGO offered a similar freebie in the form of the Harry Potter and Hedwig Owl Delivery (30420) polybag.

I’ll keep you posted once more information comes in, so be sure to bookmark our page for future updates.

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero Contest

In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas platform has announced the winners of one of its latest building contests. Kicking off last May, the LEGO Ideas Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero Contest challenges all LEGO Spider-Man fans out there to come up with their best LEGO rendition of the web-slinging Marvel superhero. And after two months’ worth of fan submissions, LEGO Ideas has now considered the following entries as the best among the rest. Let’s take a look at our winners.

The building contest itself consists of two categories – Brick and Art – with each category having a Grand Prize Winner and a Runner-Up.  I just have to say at this point that the winning entries for the Brick Category are just mind-blowing. I can just see how these original creations can inspire future LEGO set offerings. Perhaps as a comic book cover subtheme of LEGO Art? I guess we just have to wait and see.

Brick Category

GRAND PRIZE WINNERTHE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – BY BAIXONL

LEGO Ideas

 

RUNNER UP WINNERATTACK OF THE 50 FT. MECHA-MYSTERIO BY MOCCERMOMMY

LEGO Ideas

 

Art Category

GRAND PRIZE WINNERTHE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VS. THE TERRIFYING TRIO -BY TOMROGERSART

 

RUNNER UP WINNERTHE WAR OF DAILY BUGLE BUILDING BY CHAINSAW YU 電鋸鋸鋸鋸

 

As per contest rules, the Grand Prize Winner gets to bring home the following:

The Runner-Up also gets to take home the tallest LEGO Marvel set ever offered in the form of the LEGO Super Heroes Daily Bugle.

Congratulations to all the winners, and remember to keep on building!

New LEGO Star Wars Book Features The Return of a Familiar Character

Amazon US has just listed a new LEGO Star Wars book that features an endearing and familiar character from the recent Skywalker trilogy. The LEGO Star Wars Awesome Vehicles from DK is now listed over at Amazon US and is expected to be released in April 2022.

I know it’s a kind of very long wait before we can actually get our copy, but if you’re willing to have it pre-ordered as early as now, you can get it at a selling price of $20. And like other LEGO and DK books, this one comes with a free minifigure of Poe Dameron. A closer inspection of the image above shows that this minifig version of the legendary starfighter commander is similar to that found on this year’s LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-wing Starfighter (75297), and from 2016’s set 75149. It’s a great way to get this minifigure version in case you missed getting these sets.

The LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-wing Starfighter (75297) features the same version of Poe Dameron as found in the new book offered by DK.

In case you’re interested, here’s what Amazon has to say about this new LEGO Star Wars book. You may also click on the following affiliate link if you wish to pre-order this book right now.

LEGO Star Wars Awesome Vehicles: (Library Edition) Hardcover – To be released April 5, 2022

With X-wing pilot Poe as your guide, check out the most amazing brick-built vehicles in the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy!

Which vehicle in the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy is the one for you? Join Poe Dameron, the best X-wing pilot in the Resistance, and take a look at 25 out-of-this-world vehicles, from Poe’s zippy X-wing to the moon-sized Death Star. Take a peek inside an AT-AT and discover what it’s really like to drive the Millennium Falcon.

Get top tips from pilots, including Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Check out driver reviews and find out what you need to know about taking the controls of a vehicle in the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. Let Poe show you each vehicle’s amazing features and then decide which one you would like to take out for a test drive!

LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

It looks like we’re getting another LEGO regional and seasonal set next month. In celebration of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, LEGO has now revealed the seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492).

LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina

Coming in at 141 pieces, the LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492) is a collectible rendition of one of Mexico’s revered cultural symbols. Personally, I appreciate how LEGO is giving additional effort in introducing sets that underscore other region’s festivities and traditions. If you recall earlier this year, LEGO has also introduced the LEGO BrickHeadz Chinese New Year Pandas (40466) making it 2021’s first seasonal BrickHeadz set.

For avid builders, you may be interested to know that the LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina also features new LEGO elements such as the new floral pieces that adorn its head, including new decorative face and torso tiles. Check out the complete product description below and other details. You may also check its respective product information page over at LEGO Shop@Home by clicking on the link below.

LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492)

141 pieces | $9.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

Mark the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this LEGO® BrickHeadz™ interpretation of the elegant La Catrina (40492). She wears a dark pink hat with colorful LEGO flower elements and has new-for-August-2021 decorative face and torso tiles. Fun to build and a wonderful addition to any home’s festive decor, it makes a super gift for kids to teach them about a special cultural tradition and for any LEGO BrickHeadz collector.
  • Recreate an icon of the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday in LEGO® BrickHeadz™ style with this delightful build-and-display model of La Catrina (40492).
  • This 141-piece model is fun to build solo or with friends and family. It features a brick-built, dark pink hat with flower elements and new-for-August-2021 decorative face and torso tiles.
  • Standing over 3.5 in. (9 cm) tall, this buildable model makes a colorful addition to Day of the Dead celebrations. A super gift for kids and any LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collector aged 10 and up.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) Finally Revealed!

LEGO has finally unveiled this year’s first LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) set via its YouTube channel. Enlisting the help of legit LSW fan David Hall of Solid Brix Studios, we now get to see up close and personal the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309). In case you missed it, check out this unboxing video.

As you may already know, the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) is the eventual winner of the poll that was done via the LEGO Ideas platform last year. LSW fans were allowed to choose which particular Star Wars ship among three choices would they like to see rendered as a UCS set. Eventually, more than half of the votes were cast in favor of the iconic assault transport.

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

Clocking in at more than 3,200 pieces, this UCS version of the Republic Gunship was designed by Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and  Hans Burkhard Schlömer. If you recall, Hans was also the designer behind the largest LEGO Star Wars UCS set which is the Millennium Falcon (75192) from 2017. He shares more details about the creative process that went through the designing and building of this latest UCS set throughout the rest of the video.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS  Republic Gunship (75309) is expected to retail for $350 when it arrives on August 1, 2021. You may read more about it via LEGO Shop@Home, or by clicking on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

3,292 pieces | $349.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)UCS Republic Gunship (75309) UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

Spark memories of the epic Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: The Clone Wars with this Ultimate Collector Series build-and-display model of a Republic Gunship (75309). Authentic features of a Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) vehicle are beautifully reproduced in LEGO® bricks, including the pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical gun turrets, 2 cannons on top, super-long wings, opening sides and rear hatch, and interior details.

First choice for LEGO fans
Voted for by LEGO fans to become an Ultimate Collector Series set, this awesome buildable model has a display stand with an information plaque, plus Clone Trooper Commander and Mace Windu LEGO minifigures. Step-by-step instructions are included so you can immerse yourself in the building challenge and enjoy the fun, creative process.

Impressive gift
Part of a collection of LEGO Star Wars™ building kits for adults, this premium-quality set makes a special gift for yourself, Star Wars enthusiasts, or passionate LEGO fans in your life.

  • Enjoy quality time creating the first-ever Ultimate Collector Series version of a Republic Gunship (75309), just like those seen during the Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • This build-and-display model is packed with authentic features including 2 pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical gun turrets, 2 cannons, super-long wings, and opening sides, and rear hatch.
  • The display stand has an information plaque and spaces for 2 included LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Clone Trooper Commander with a blaster and Mace Windu with a lightsaber.
  • The Star Wars™ Republic Gunship was voted for by LEGO® fans as their top choice to become the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set in an online poll. So, by popular demand, here it is!
  • This premium-quality set offers an immersive, rewarding building challenge and makes the best birthday or holiday gift for yourself, a devoted Star Wars™ fan or passionate LEGO® enthusiast.
  • Measuring over 13 in. (33 cm) high, 27 in. (68 cm) long, and 29 in. (74 cm) wide, including the stand, this is a LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible you’ll want to photograph and share with others.

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) Coming Soon!

After the recent reveal of another classic vehicle from the LEGO Creator Expert line in the form of the Pickup Truck (10290), LEGO has added another brick-built vintage car model to its 18+ collection.  The LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

Based on its predecessor, the LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220) from 2011, this recent iteration comes in a larger size and is distinguished by a predominantly white and medium azure color scheme. The newer Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) comes in at 2,207 pieces and is expected to retail for $180 when it arrives on store shelves and at LEGO’s home shopping portal starting August 1, 2021.

Here’s the official description and more product images in case you missed it. You may also want to check LEGO’s full press release for more info, and you may add this new LEGO Creator Expert set to your wishlist by clicking on the affiliate link below.

LEGO Creator Expert Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279)

2,207 pieces | $179.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

Whether you’re reliving past adventures, planning future travels, or simply want to celebrate your passion for camper vans, you’ll love this LEGO® Volkswagen T2 Camper Van (10279) model-building project. Take your time building the camper van model then explore its detailed interior before placing it on display to remind you that there’s a world of adventure just around the corner.

Packed with authentic details
Camper van fans will love all the neat design details packed into this VW model. New LEGO elements recreate much-loved features from the real camper van, including the iconic front windscreen, textile curtains, and the textile pop-up tent. There’s also a new LEGO tire shape, working steering, a sliding door, surfboard, 2 folding chairs, and flower-power stickers.

Experience the journey
This set is part of a collection of LEGO building sets for adults who appreciate clever design and attention to detail. It offers an immersive build and will make a top gift for any VW camper fan.

  • Build a faithful LEGO® model version of the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van. Explore all of its faithful features then place it on display to admire this classic collectible item.
  • Check out the authentic design details like the iconic large front windshield and the sliding door. Try out the working steering and open the hood to explore the engine.
  • Discover a host of features and accessories in the Volkswagen van model, including the textile curtains, textile pop-up tent, surfboard, and 2 folding chairs.
  • Designed for adult LEGO® builders and camper van fans, this model offers a rewarding building project and is ideal if you’re looking for the best gifts and collectibles for VW camper fans.
  • Measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35 cm) long, and 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide, making an eye-catching display model.

A New Fan-Voted LEGO Minecraft Minifigure Skin Is Coming in 2022

LEGO CON may well be over, but there are a lot of things to look forward to thanks to LEGO’s very first virtual fan convention. If you recall from last month, one of the highlights of LEGO CON 2021 is a LEGO Minecraft poll where fans are asked to vote among three suggested LEGO Minecraft minifigure skins: a ninja, a warrior, and a ranger. And after several weeks of gathering support, LEGO has finally announced the winner via its social media channel.

With more than 56% of fan votes, the overall winner of this fan vote contest is the LEGO Minecraft Ninja Character minifigure skin. To be precise, this is not the first ninja character that was introduced to the LEGO Minecraft theme. Just last year, LEGO added in the Illlager Raid (21160) set a LEGO Minecraft version of Kai as a way of celebrating Ninjago’s 10th anniversary. However, having a new and original ninja skin added to the growing number of Minecraft-inspired minifigures is a very much welcomed offering.

There is no final word yet on how this new LEGO Minecraft Minifigure will make its debut next year. Whether added to the usual LEGO Minecraft set, or skin packs like those from 2016, I’m pretty sure that this is a welcomed treat to all fans of the theme. We’ll soon find out.

More LEGO BrickHeadz Pets Added to LEGO Shop@Home

More LEGO BrickHeadz Pets are now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home. Following their debut early this year, LEGO seems intent to further add more brick companions to its repertoire of LEGO BrickHeadz sets. And this time around, we can expect to have a Ginger Tabby, Hamster, and a Cockatiel added to its cute roster of brick-built pets.

All slated to arrive in August, these three new LEGO BrickHeadz Pets sets come in pairs and features a cute brick rendition of your favorite pets that you will be glad to display. They also come with their own unique baseplates, different from those that we find in the regular BrickHeadz sets.

In case you’re interested, you may click on the following affiliate links below and add these to your LEGO wishlist. And while you’re at it, let us know which one is your favorite. I’m definitely getting that cute Hamster pair. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ginger Tabby (40480)

269 pieces | $14.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Pets

Pet-loving kids will adore this build-and-display BrickHeadz™ cat and kitten set. The Ginger Tabby cat wears a teal scarf, making it look super cute, and it sits next to an even-cuter kitten on a sturdy baseplate in a decorated, purple basket. This buildable pet set is a great gift for all kids, BrickHeadz collectors, and anyone who loves cats.

  • Collectible construction set featuring fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a Ginger Tabby cat and kitten sitting together in a basket.
  • Standing over 3 in. (8 cm) tall, this 269-piece model features a teal scarf and a decorated basket.

 

Cockatiel (40481)

219 pieces | $14.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Pets

Bird-loving kids can build and display their own BrickHeadz™ model of a Cockatiel and its chick. The iconic, brightly colored birds are perched on stands attached to a sturdy, brown base. This buildable pet set is a great gift for all kids, BrickHeadz collectors, and anyone who loves birds.

  • Collectible construction set featuring fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a Cockatiel and its chick sitting together in a basket.
  • Standing over 3 in. (9 cm) tall, this 219-piece model features 2 birds perched on stands attached to a sturdy, brown base.

 

Hamster (40482)

243 pieces | $14.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Pets

Kids with a passion for pets will love this build-and-display BrickHeadz™ Hamster set. The big Hamster is holding a delicious piece of cheese, while the baby Hamster is holding a piece of greenery as a snack. The pair sit on a black baseplate so kids can display them with other BrickHeadz characters.

  • Supercute collectible building set featuring LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models of a Hamster and baby Hamster sitting together on a display base.
  • Standing over 3 in. (8 cm) tall, this model comes with stickers of Hamster feet and nuts for decorating the side of the base.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) Official Images Released

LEGO servers, or more specifically, LEGO Malaysia’s online shopping portal, has now listed this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307). As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, this year’s advent calendar from the galaxy far away will be focused heavily on Disney+’s The Mandalorian series given that particular LEGO style of holiday humor. Who can resist that adorable Grogu figure in his holiday festive suit.

The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) comes in at 335 pieces and is expected to retail for $40 when it arrives in September. Check out these set images and official product description. I’ll update the links here they are made available over at US LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307)

335 pieces | $39.99 | Coming soon in September

Give Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans a brilliant surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307). Behind each of the 24 doors is a LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable vehicle, weapon, or accessory, all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2.

Mini builds, maximum fun
There are 7 LEGO minifigures/figures/droids in this festive calendar: The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, both in festive outfits, plus a Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Tusken Raider, IG-11, and IT-O Interrogator Droid. Children will also love building and playing with mini builds such as The Razor Crest, TIE Fighter, Tusken ballista snow launcher, training targets, and the Child’s hoverpram.

Creative fun
Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating Star Wars starships, vehicles, locations, and characters. LEGO Star Wars building toys are hugely popular, with awesome Christmas gift ideas for creative kids and fans of all ages.

  • Build excitement before Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307), featuring buildable Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 characters, vehicles, weapons, and accessories.
  • Features 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, including The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, in festive outfits, plus a Tusken Raider, IG-11, and IT-O Interrogator Droid.
  • The 11 mini build vehicles include The Razor Crest, Riot Mar’s starfighter, Imperial Troop Transport, X-wing, TIE Fighter, Imperial Light Cruiser, Boba Fett’s starship, and the Child’s hoverpram.
  • Other mini builds include an E-web heavy blaster snow launcher, training targets, Tusken Raider’s weapon rack, and snow launcher, Imperial weapon rack, and Mandalorian weapon rack.
  • This awesome 335-piece building toy makes the best Christmas present for kids aged 6 and up. The characters and mini builds can be used with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for extra creative fun.

LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstar (40486) Building Instructions Now Up

In case you missed out on the July 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, you may want to know that LEGO is currently offering a gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of the LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstar (40486). This GWP is a smaller, chibi version of its counterpart the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282), and is available as a promotional item for a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $85 and above.

Aside from the very much welcomed gesture of extending its promo period until July 20 (as long as supplies last), the LEGO Customer service portal has also uploaded the building instructions for the LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstar (40486) which you can access right here.

Having the instructions available online is a great way to try and build this replica while waiting for your LEGO Shop@Home orders to arrive. Here’s the parts list if you want to check them out. You may also want to see if you have these parts in your LEGO inventory as well.

Coming in at 92 pieces, the majority of these parts are quite common except for the recently introduced 2X2X1 1/3 Brick with Bow element which was first introduced in 2020 together with the LEGO Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse (43179) set. This piece is also found in other larger, 18+ sets such as the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) and LEGO Creator Expert Ghostbusters ECTO-1 (10274) sets.

This curved element is used to create a more organic feel to the LEGO Mini Adidas, particularly at the tip of the shoe. So it’s quite a challenge to look for alternatives in case you don’t have this piece in your LEGO collection.

Overall, having these instructions available online is a nice way to create a brick-built pair to go along with this GWP. Happy building!