LEGO Technic Summer 2020 Set Images Released

Various digital versions of the LEGO Catalog have already been released, and with it comes our first look at some of the upcoming LEGO sets slated for the 2nd half of 2020. And thanks once more to Swiss online LEGO retailer Mein Spielzeug, we can now have a closer look at some of the upcoming LEGO Technic Summer 2020 sets scheduled to arrive in August.

Joining the sleek and stylish LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107), are three large Technic sets that cater to the advanced LEGO builder. Two of these sets, in particular, can also be motorized. Additionally, the largest among them, the 6×6 Volvo Articulated Hauler, can also be remotely operated using LEGO Technic Control+ system. Check out the following images below from Mein Spielzeug.

These LEGO Technic summer 2020 sets are expected to arrive at your local LEGO Store and online in August. I’ll make another post about these sets once they make their appearance over at US LEGO Shop@Home

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

Concrete Mixer (42112)

1,163 pieces | 99.99

LEGO Technic Summer 2020

 

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey (42113)

1,636 pieces | 129.99

LEGO Technic Summer 2020

 

6×6 Volvo Articulated Hauler (42114)

2,193 pieces | 249.99

LEGO Technic Summer 2020

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LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277) Now Up at LEGO.com

The next LEGO train set geared towards adult LEGO fans is now up at LEGO Shop@Home. A long time coming, the LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is the next set to feature the 18+ branding which specifically has the AFOL in mind, and more so, for fans of the classic LEGO Trains theme.

Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

Coming in at 1,271 pieces, the Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is based on the iconic Class Ce 6/8 II locomotive, first built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927. And like its powerhouse counterpart, this brick version of the Crocodile is not just for show and aesthetics. The set may be motorized with Powered Up components (sold separately), the way LEGO Trains are supposed to be.

The LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is priced at $99.99 and will be available at your local LEGO Store and online starting July 1st. Read on for the set’s complete product description and check out some of its official photos. You may also click the following affiliate link below if you wish to add to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

1,271 pieces | $99.99 | Coming on July 1

Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

Clear your mind and escape the daily grind with this fulfilling building project. If your passion for toy train sets has never really left you, you’ll love recreating the amazing details of the Crocodile Locomotive, a vintage classic from the golden age of rail travel.

Impressive attention to detail
Inspired by the Class Ce 6/8 II locomotive, first built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927, this beautiful LEGO® model is packed with realistic details. With side rods that move as the wheels turn and posable pantographs that move up and down, there’s lots to explore. Lift the roof to access the crew compartment and use the 2 minifigures to bring the story of this iconic train to life. Add the Powered Up components (sold separately) to motorize your locomotive.

Spark your passion for building
The Crocodile Locomotive (10277) is part of a collection of LEGO® model building kits for adults who love beautiful design. This model also makes a great gift for anyone who loves model trains.

  • This LEGO® Crocodile Locomotive (10277) model kit is perfect for adults looking to build a vintage locomotive model or for anyone who loves trains and is looking for their next hobby project.
  • Enjoy a rewarding challenge as you bring this buildable model train to life. Then explore the features and functions packed into this set, which celebrates the classic Crocodile Locomotive train.
  • Discover amazing details with authentic features true to the original Crocodile Locomotive. The 2 LEGO®minifigures with tools, display track and plaque provide lots to explore after building the classic train.
  • Ideal for model train fans, railway enthusiasts and LEGO® lovers, this building kit for adults makes a creative gift or birthday present to transport building fans to a world of total relaxation.
  • This train model measures over 6” (16cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) long and 3.5” (8cm) wide, making it a beautiful display piece to show off with pride.
  • You can jump right into this immersive building project since no batteries are required. To motorize your locomotive, add 1 x 88009 and 1 x 88013 Powered Up components (sold separately).

Crocodile Locomotive (10277) Crocodile Locomotive (10277)

More Details on the LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179) Released

In case you missed it earlier this week, LEGO has officially introduced its next big set geared towards adult fans of LEGO. Following what seems to be an accidental listing over at its online shopping portal, the company now released its official press statement about the LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179). Plus of course, a good number of photos to help us take a closer look.

LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse

The LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179) is a sizeable set that comes in at 1,739 and features a new brick-built take on two of Disney’s most recognizable icons. As if having a pair of BrickHeadz is not enough for this duo,  LEGO has now come up with a weighty centerpiece as a kind of display set.

LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse

These buildable versions of Mickey and Minnie are scheduled to be released on August 1, with an option to pre-order the set for $179.99 starting on July 1. Check out the product details of the LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179) below. Clicking on the following affiliate links will bring you directly to LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179)

1,739 pieces | $179.99; Coming Soon on August 1, with an option for pre-order starting July 1. 

LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse

If you’re a Disney fan and love their original cartoons, this is the perfect fit! LEGO® ǀ Disney Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179) gives you a chance to focus your mind and use your hands to create a truly display-worthy item.

Fantastic retro details
Based on Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks’ iconic characters, these figures feature Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in dynamic poses, with several buildable accessories including a guitar, vintage camera, tripod, and a photo album with photos of their adventures. Mickey stands 14 in. (36cm) high and Minnie stands 13 in. (35cm) high.

LEGO building projects for you
Take time for you, focus on an enjoyable creative challenge and make these 2 stunning, large-scale, buildable figures to display in your home or office. Part of a collection of inspiring LEGO building sets for adults interested in pop culture, art, architecture, and design, they make an excellent gift for yourself or a Disney fan in your life looking for their next project.

  • Give yourself or a DIY lover in your life a creative experience with this LEGO® ǀ Disney Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters (43179) set. Makes a unique display and conversation piece.
  • Clear your mind while building 2 large-scale, detailed figures and accessories to create and display. This set lets you experience a satisfying, hands-on build as you recharge.
  • Once built, these iconic characters look great on display in a home or office. You can keep them together or set up a unique scene with each figure and the included accessories.
  • Share your love of Disney’s Mickey Mouse and enjoy this set with all its details and accessories. The engrossing build and retro look of the figures also makes this a great gift for yourself or any Disney fan you know.
  • Detailed, large-scale figures, with the largest model standing over 14 in. (36 cm) tall, 7.5 in. (19 cm) wide and 6.5 in. (16.5 cm) deep. This stunning set contains 1,739 pieces and can be displayed in a special place in your home.

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All LEGO Super Mario Sets Officially Revealed!

LEGO has now officially introduced its entire lineup of LEGO Super Mario sets slated to be released in August. Starting with the reveal of its Starter Course set back in April, LEGO has now added 15 additional sets that further expands this latest Nintendo-inspired theme.

Check out these LEGO Super Mario Expansion sets, and Power-Up and Character Packs together with their respective product images. You may also click on the following affiliate links if you wish to know more about these at LEGO Shop@Home ahead of their release on August 1.

Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360)

231 pieces | $59.99   

LEGO Super Mario

Character Packs (71361)

$4.99 (per blind bag)

LEGO Super Mario

Guarded Fortress Expansion Set (71362)

468 pieces | $49.99 

LEGO Super Mario

Desert Pokey Expansion Set (71363)

180 pieces | $19.99  

LEGO Super Mario

Whomp’s Lava Trouble Expansion Set (71364)

133 pieces | $19.99 

LEGO Super Mario

Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (71365)

217 pieces | $29.99  

LEGO Super Mario

Boomer Bill Barrage Expansion Set (71366)

132 pieces | $29.99

LEGO Super Mario

Mario’s House & Yoshi Expansion Set (71367)

205 pieces | $29.99

LEGO Super Mario

Toad’s Treasure Hunt Expansion Set (71368)

464 pieces | $69.99 

LEGO Super Mario

Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (71369)

1,010 | $99.99  

LEGO Super Mario

Fire Mario Power-Up Pack (71370)

11 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO Super Mario

Propeller Mario Power-Up Pack (71371)

13 pieces | $9.99

LEGO Super Mario

Cat Mario Power-Up Pack (71372)

11 pieces | $9.99

LEGO Super Mario

Builder Mario Power-Up Pack (71373)

10 pieces | $9.99 

LEGO Super Mario

Thwomp Drop Expansion Set (71376)

393 pieces | $39.99; available only with select retailers

LEGO Super Mario

King Boo and the Haunted Yard Expansion Set (71377)

431 pieces | $49.99; available only with select retailers

LEGO Super Mario

LEGO Reveals the LEGO Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse (43179) Buildable Characters

If you recall from a few days ago, one of the things that we get to see from the new LEGO Summer 2020 Catalog is an interesting teaser for a new LEGO Disney set slated to arrive on June 17. And this time, in a rather unusual way of doing things, LEGO has allowed various LEGO media fan-sites to publish this image ahead of its official reveal. Take a look at this upcoming LEGO Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse (43179) buildable characters set.

This image was said to be accidentally uploaded to LEGO servers allowing public access (I guess somebody slipped up from their end). However, there’s no other image or product description that was released regarding this latest offering. Another thing that you may notice is that this is a somewhat complex build, created mainly for display purposes which is typical of the latest LEGO sets that bear the 18+ branding.

Since the LEGO Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse (43179) buildable characters are slated to be released on Wednesday, we can expect more info to be released anytime soon over at LEGO Shop@Home. Stay tuned.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.

Next Generation LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515) Revealed

In a surprising reveal a few moments ago, LEGO has revealed it’s next-generation LEGO Mindstorm set – the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515). The LEGO Mindstorms theme has been around since 1998, with its most recent iteration which was the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (31313) released in 2013. Now after 7 years, the EV3 passes the STEM baton to its cousin, the Robot Inventor (51515).

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515)

The LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515) is a 5-in-1 set that comes in 949 pieces and includes a new 6-port intelligent Hub with 6-axis  gyro/accelerometer. From the get-go, the set comes with instructions to build five different robot models and the necessary coding instructions to recreate their unique, individual personalities. As a robotics enthusiast, I’m curious to see the various new features and possibilities that the Robot Inventor has in store. It boasts of a new drag-and-drop coding language that utilizes both Scratch and Python providing a more, user-friendly programming platform. If you also find this new Mindstorms set somehow similar to the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set, it is because they share the same technological DNA – both in terms of aesthetics and function.

There’s much to know about the new LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515) so you may want to read on LEGO’s official press release. The Robot Inventor will be available starting August of this year and will retail for $359.99. Check these out.

New LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor lets creators build and bring to life anything they can imagine

June 12th, 2020 – Billund: Today, the LEGO Group has announced the first addition to the much-loved LEGO® MINDSTORMS® theme in seven years. The new LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5-in-1 set unleashes a new world of fun, creative coding possibilities and provides the ultimate playful learning experience for young inventors and creators.

For over two decades, LEGO MINDSTORMS has inspired those of all ages to test and build their confidence with technology through play. By combining the LEGO building system with robotic and coding elements, builders can create anything they can imagine, while developing the STEM skills that 7 in 10 parents say are essential to their child’s future success.

This latest evolution of the much-loved theme continues this commitment to helping children develop STEM skills in a fun and exciting way at home. The new LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5-in-1 model gives builders aged 10+ the power to bring one of the set’s five unique designs to life or take their own builds to the next level by programming them to walk, talk, think and do more than ever before. Kids can also code their own remote-control features for the models in the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor app or connect their own controllers to the app using Bluetooth.

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515)

Packed with 949 pieces and new LEGO Powered UP components, the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor will be available in Autumn 2020 from LEGO.com, LEGO Retail Stores and retailers globally. The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor 5-in-1 set will be priced at £329.99/$359.99/€359.99 and includes digital building and coding instructions for these five unique robots:

  • Blast – this master robot is a stoic action hero. It can fire or hammer its way through obstacles and grab items. Builders can be the ultimate commanders, programming it to scan its environment and fire darts if it senses danger. Perfect for guarding your room!
  • Charlie – this quirky sidekick helper can give out high fives, dance, play the drums, deliver small gifts, and charm friends with its smile.
  • Tricky – the sporty bot is the ultimate athlete. Code it to complete the perfect slam dunk or master a plethora of robot sports: basketball, bowling, or soccer – the list goes on and on.
  • Gelo – a real-life four-legged robot. Its unique mechanism means it can walk, avoid obstacles, and even perform tricks.
  • M.V.P. – The Modular Vehicle Platform gets the job done. Create and code your own remote control and build the M.V.P. into a buggy, a crane, a shooter turret, or even a brick-eating truck to pick up LEGO bricks left by the other robots.

Lena Dixen, Head of Product and Marketing Development at the LEGO Group, commented: “Since the launch of LEGO MINDSTORMS over 20 years ago, we’ve been committed to helping children and adults develop STEM skills through play. We are extremely excited to introduce a new MINDSTORMS product that offers even more creative opportunities for those of all ages, and we thank our fans for continuing to show us what is possible with LEGO MINDSTORMS. We are continually inspired by the creations the community share with us and hope that the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor inspires many more children and playful adults to explore the exciting world of robotics and coding.”

 

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor (51515)

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor Kit is intended for builders and coders ages 10+ to discover and expand on their STEM skills at home.

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515) LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515)

  • 949 pieces
  • 5 unique models to build and code
  • The largest robot Blast stands at over 14” (36 cm) tall
  • The free LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor coding app for kids uses coding language based on Scratch and supports Python for more advanced coders.
  • The application works across PC Windows 10 + macOS, iOS and Android tablets and smartphones as well as specific Fire OS devices.

New elements:
The new Intelligent Hub is an advanced yet simple-to-use device featuring 6 input/output ports for connecting a variety of sensors and motors. The Hub can also be used with LEGO Technic and System elements to create fun robots, dynamic devices and other interactive models.

  • LED 5×5 matrix
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6 axis gyro/accelerometer
  • Includes a micro USB port for connectivity with compatible devices
  • Speaker
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery included

Colour sensor – able to distinguish between eight colors and measures reflected and ambient light from darkness to bright sunlight

Distance sensor – detects obstacles, programmable LED ‘eyes’ and an integrated 6-pin adaptor for third-party sensors, boards and DIY hardware.

4 x medium-angular motors feature low-profile design, integrated rotation sensor with absolute positioning

New 7 x 11 teal baseplate

New black wheels

New frames

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515) LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor (51515)

LEGO Ideas Update: Eight Entries Qualify for the Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

Last month we saw a record-breaking number of LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers that represent an astounding 26 projects in all. Now that we have entered the first month of the next 2020 LEGO Ideas Qualifying Stage, it is highly likely that we might see the same trend again. Because in just more than a month, we now have a total of eight 10K qualifiers that are now guaranteed to be included in the Second 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

I have to admit that I’ve not covered much of LEGO Ideas during these past few weeks, but seeing how the community is flourishing amidst this pandemic is truly encouraging. I’m pretty sure that the LEGO Ideas Team has a lot in their hands right now.

While waiting for the announcement of our next official LEGO Ideas set which is slated to happen anytime soon, let’s take a look at these next batch of 10K qualifiers. What I also find interesting about these entries is that most of them were submitted during the time when most of the world is still in lockdown, and managed to gather the needed 10,000 votes in just a short period of time. Indeed, our creativity will not be stifled even by this pandemic. Check this out.

Trabant 601 by pedankopet

LEGO Ideas

House From Up by bramant1

 

Lego HeroQuest by KingGloriousSquirrel

LEGO Ideas

 

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Nook’s Cranny by Micro_Model_Maker

 

The Mountain Windmill by Hanwasyellowfirst

LEGO Ideas

 

Brickwest Studios by Bricky_Brick

 

Community – Greendale Community College by bulldozer

LEGO Ideas

 

Night at the Museum by CARLIERTI

 

Given this trend of submissions and approval, it is probably right to assume that before the Second 2020 LEGO Review Stage actually commences we might have a total number of qualifiers that may outnumber those from the last review stage. We can probably expect a longer turnaround time with regards to their review until such time that LEGO Ideas Review Team can come up with a way to work around such a volume of entries.

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Results Announcement Coming Soon

After the official announcement of those who made the cut for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage earlier in January, LEGO designer Samuel Johnson gave a cryptic hint that leads us to believe that the big reveal for the next official LEGO Ideas set (or sets) is just around the corner. There’s no official announcement on when the results will be revealed, but the following tweet from Sam says it all.

LEGO typically makes this announcement with a dash of LEGO humor, and if there’s anything that we can take away from this tweet is that Sam will definitely be there to weigh in during the announcement and that he might actually be a pro wrestler in his spare time. But kidding aside, his tweet definitely has something to do with how the results will be communicated to fans and what entry or entries eventually earned the thumbs-up of the LEGO design team.

Here’s a quick look at the entries that made it in the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

Queen: I Want to Break Free by Han Sbricksteen

The Queen: I Want to Break Free

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by BrentWaller

LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

 

The Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables by Hanwasyellowfirst

Legend of Zelda: BotW Stables

Planet Express Delivery Ship by Nicola Stocchi & gabriele.zannotti

 

Ratatouille: Open The Doors! by Brick Project

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

The Legend of the BIONICLE: Celebrating 20 years of Lego stories by Sokoda

 

The Huascar by aldrin

 

Winter Chalet by sdrnet

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Toronto Rocket Subway Train – Minifigure scale Electric Train by Legovader217

 

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by adwind

Third 2019 LEGO Ideas

 

Clockwork Aquarium by mjsmiley

 

The announcement is actually a bit late already, given that this is usually done in May. But given the present circumstances, the slight delay is understandable. It’s also kind of hard to tell which among these entries is somehow related to that enigmatic tweet by Sam, but I’m betting my horses on either Home Alone or the Clockwork Aquarium.

Be sure to keep your radars open for the big reveal. And while you’re at it, please do subscribe here at our blog site for future updates. Stay tuned!

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas: Your Build in the World-Famous LEGO House Building Contest

Back in April when most of us have just entered a long period of being cooped up in our homes, LEGO Ideas launched another building contest to somehow make our lockdown blues more manageable. The LEGO Ideas Your Build in the World-Famous LEGO House building contest gives LEGO fans the chance to have their builds displayed in the famed House of the Brick. As of to date, the LEGO House in Billund is still closed to the public, with a scheduled reopening date on June 22.

LEGO House Building Contest

There are two contest themes: one that focuses on a nature-inspired alternate build, and a fun, LEGO minifigure, or mini-doll scene with that distinct LEGO humor. The nice thing about this LEGO Ideas building contest is that there’s a total of 25 winners that were selected across the two categories, all of them will be receiving a signed LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037).

And out of this pool of winners, a Grand Prize winner and 2 Runner-Ups were eventually selected coming from each of the two categories. Check out the winners below.

Minifigure Category – Grand Prize Winner

Air and Space Museum by LuisPG

LEGO House Building Contest

 

Minifigure Category – Runner Ups

Adventures At Home by CARLIERTI

 

In Search of Treasure by LukashevaInna

LEGO House Building Contest

 

Nature Category – Grand Prize Winner

Leopard Cat by ianhou_taiwan

 

Nature Category – Runner Ups

Lava Dolphin by Swan Dutchman

LEGO House Building Contest

 

Serpent Elementalis by Krakenbrix

The winning entries in the Nature Category really stand out. I love the details on the Lava Dolphin, particularly how the lava seems to flow and crack across the surface using a combination of black 1×1 tiles and cheese slopes on top of the trans-red pieces and plates. As a fan of minifigure vignettes, I love the message behind the Adventures at Home minifigure entry that captures our imaginative pursuits at home, especially now that we are forced to stay indoors.

The Grand Prize Winners from each of the categories will be receiving an impressive prize package that includes the following LEGO House exclusives, plus a LEGO Ideas set.

The Runner-Ups will also be receiving a LEGO Architecture LEGO House, and the LEGO House Dinosaurs, and the hard-to-find LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319).

Congratulations to all the winners and keep on building!

LEGO Deadpool Duck Is Back as an Exclusive LEGO VIP Reward

The LEGO VIP Rewards seems to be in the habit of bringing back old Comic-Con exclusives. After offering the LEGO SDCC 2012 Shazam minifigure as a sweepstakes reward for LEGO VIP members back in January, we now have another offering from the LEGO VIP Rewards Center that LEGO fans will be happy to have. The super rare LEGO SDCC 2017 Deadpool Duck minifigure is back and here’s our chance to get it.

Similar to the equally rare Shazam minifig, Deadpool Duck is back as part of the LEGO VIP Rewards monthly sweepstakes. Worth 50 VIP points, you can have up to 15 raffle entries if you wish to have bigger odds of winning this exclusive.

As you may know already, Deadpool Duck is the unholy combination of the two of the most revered, action-packed characters from Marvel Comics: Howard the Duck and of course, the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool. The head of the minifigure comes from the same mold as that of Donald Duck from the LEGO Disney CMF collection, while the torso features a unique print of Deadpool’s vest which only comes in three LEGO variants, including the one from 2018’s LEGO SDCC 2018 Sheriff Deadpool, and the only Deadpool minifig that comes in a set which is from the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866)

To make this reward extra special, LEGO is adding an acrylic case, including the original SDCC 2017 collectible packaging, together with the minifig.

LEGO Deadpool Duck

The LEGO Deadpool Duck VIP Rewards sweepstakes will run until June 21. Just be sure to check the list of countries where this promo is available.