LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) Now Available for Pre-Order at LEGO Shop@Home

After making an early debut last month via 3rd-party retailers, the LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) has now been listed at LEGO’s online shopping portal. Coming in at 1,379 this new Ford-inspired Technic set is now available for pre-order at LEGO Shop@Home for $100. Click on the following affiliate link to know more.

LEGO Technic Ford F-150 Raptor (42126)

1,379 pieces | $99.99 | Pre-order this item today, it will ship from October 1, 2021

 

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In production since 1948, the Ford® F-Series is an enduring symbol of quality and functionality. Now you can pay tribute to the ‘workhorse’ of the pickup world as you recreate all the details of Ford’s 2021 F-150 pickup truck with this LEGO® Technic™ Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) building set.

Enjoy the build; savor the details
As well as providing an immersive LEGO building challenge for adults, this set makes a perfect gift for yourself or anyone who loves the Ford F-Series. Authentic details include the V6 engine with moving pistons, plus suspension on all wheels. There are 4 opening doors, so you can easily admire the interior, along with an opening hood and truck bed. After spending quality time on this project, you can place your collectible model on display to celebrate your passion for pickups.

Explore the world of engineering
LEGO Technic sets feature true-to-life movement and mechanisms that let LEGO builders explore engineering concepts in an approachable and realistic way.

  • Pay tribute to the ‘workhorse’ of pickup trucks as you build the LEGO® Technic™ Ford® F-150 Raptor (42126).
  • Enjoy an immersive LEGO® Technic™ building project that’s perfect for adults, then explore the pickup truck model’s many features and functions.
  • Authentic details, inspired by the real Ford® F-150 Raptor pickup truck, include the model’s V6 engine with moving pistons, plus suspension on all wheels.
  • Check out the realistic interior details, plus 4 opening doors, an opening hood, and a truck bed.
  • After completing the relaxing building challenge, you’ll love displaying your collectible LEGO® Technic™ Ford® F-150 model.
  • Model measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 16.5 in. (42 cm) long, and 7 in. (18 cm) wide.

LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) Rumored to be the Next D2C Set

Word from brick street is that the highly successful LEGO Super Mario theme is getting its next direct-to-consumer (D2C) following the likes of the LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374). According to several reliable sources, we can expect the arrival of the LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) in the last quarter of this year, with speculations of its arrival reinforced by an unlikely source.

As noted by German LEGO fan site Stone Wars, the possibility of another castle-themed LEGO set is further hinted upon by a new LEGO piece that is made available via LEGO’s Replacement Parts services. Element 6152409 or a white version of the 1×2 White Masonry Brick (98283) has been listed on the said service.

The LEGO Replacement Parts Service lists element 6152409, a white variant of the masonry brick 98283.
LEGO Super Mario Peach's Castle
Image courtesy of Stone Wars.

Prior to this listing, however, there has been a rumor going around LEGO fan communities that a new LEGO Super Mario set is in the works, and it will feature another iconic castle from the Super Mario universe. But unlike other large sets under the theme such as the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369) set, this upcoming D2C set is not strictly a part of the theme’s expansion sets but more like the brick-built Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).  The discovery of the new 1×2 White Masonry brick gives further credence to the rumor of a Peach’s Castle set considering that the set follows a white and red color scheme made up mostly of masonry bricks. Though it’s not the actual set, a LEGO MOC created by Instagram user s.cossy might give us an idea of how this D2C set might turn out.

I know that this is speculative as of the moment, and details of this possible set are scant as of the moment. But what we do know as of this point is that the LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) is expected to retail for € 169.99 as per Price Vortex making it the 2nd most expensive set under the theme, just a notch lower than the LEGO Super Mario NES. We can also guess that it will most probably clock in at around 1,500 to 2,000 pieces given this price point.

Like any other rumors, it is wise to consider this with a grain of salt, and let’s just hope that LEGO will make an announcement any time soon.

The LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487) Will Be The Next LEGO Gift-With-Purchase Set

If you recall from last year, LEGO Ideas launched a building contest dubbed as Build That Holiday. The contest centers on recreating your dream summer holiday vacation using only a limited number of bricks, ranging only from 150 to 250 LEGO pieces. As a fan vote contest, the entry with the highest number of LEGO fan votes was eventually selected to become the next LEGO GWP or gift-with-purchase set. And this time, we have confirmation that this GWP will be finally offered next month in the form of the LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487).

Fan-based concept, not yet the final gift-with-purchase set.

According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487) GWP will most likely be offered to LEGO VIPs starting August 1, and August 4 for everyone else. This promotional item will be added to your LEGO shopping cart automatically when you reach a single receipt, 200€  price point. I have to admit that it’s on a quite high qualifying purchase range, but we have to wait and see for the August 2021 LEGO Store Calendar to have a full grasp of the promo.

The LEGO Ideas Dream Holiday Sailboat (40487) is based on the winning entry, Sailing Ship Adventure by yc_solo. With a total of 887 fan votes over at the LEGO Ideas platform, it has been voted to become the next GWP set similar to what the fan-based platform did with other promotional sets such as the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) and the upcoming, LEGO Ideas The Adventures of the USS Cardboard.  As a fan of LEGO brick-built vignettes, I’m certainly looking forward to these sets. I just hope that LEGO will offer these promotional sets at somewhat lower qualifying purchase price points. I guess we just have to wait and see.

LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) Back in Stock Via LEGO UK

LEGO Ninjago fans in the UK and Europe might be glad to know that the commemorative LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) set is now back in stock over at UK LEGO Shop@Home. The said celebratory set was also made available in the US earlier this month but is now unavailable because of the understandable demand from fans.

Initially, the LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) set was offered as a promotional set during the whole month of June. For an additional $10 over your single-receipt LEGO Ninjago purchase worth $85, this limited-edition 3-in-1 BrickHeadz will be added to your card accordingly. The set is originally valued at $30 and features the BrickHeadz versions of Golden Lloyd, Nya Samurai X, and the Firstbourne Dragon. For fans who missed this window of opportunity, LEGO also opted to put the set on sale earlier this month. However, stocks in the US seem to have depleted quite quickly since the set was first officially listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

It’s great to hear that LEGO fans in the UK will have their shot once again of this commemorative LEGO Ninjago set, and we just have to wait and see if it will be the same case in the US and the rest of the world.

Just click on the following affiliate link below in case you want to take a look. Just be quick though, since it may be temporarily out of stock once again.

 

LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490)

406 pieces | $29.99, 29.99€, £25.99

Kids will love to display these 3 brilliant BrickHeadz™ models – Firstbourne Dragon, Nya Samurai X, and Golden Lloyd – to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NINJAGO® toys.

LEGO Now Offers Its Monthly Mini Builds via LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO’s online store in the UK has started to roll out some of LEGO’s Monthly Mini Builds from last year. If you recall, these monthly mini builds were officially discontinued in April of 2019, with the onslaught of the pandemic providing the final nail on the coffin of its discontinuation. It has been a monthly promotional mainstay of all LEGO brand stores, with a new model offered every month. The building instructions for these sets are still available via LEGO’s Customer Service Portal in case younger LEGO fans would still like to build them.

However, in a rather welcomed surprise, the UK LEGO online store has now listed two of these monthly mini builds from last year and is now available for purchase for those who missed out on the series. As of this posting, the LEGO Easter Bunny (40398) and Flowers and Watering Can (40399) are available over UK’s LEGO Shop@Home for £2.49 or roughly $3.50 each. Now I’m not sure about the reasons behind its return as an item for sale, but my best guess is that LEGO might be trying to sell surplus items that it kept around for some occasional in-store promotions. But since the pandemic virtually prevented or discouraged physical interactions outside of our homes, then perhaps these monthly mini builds are surplus items that LEGO is looking forward to selling off. On the other hand, it could also mean that LEGO is sincerely looking forward to offering these sets especially to a younger generation of LEGO fans. Needless to say, these sets are a great way of introducing LEGO building to younger kids if you’re on a tight budget.

As of today, these LEGO Monthly Mini Builds are currently offered only in the UK and Europe, and we just have to wait and see if they will find their way via the US LEGO Online Store. Here are more details about these current offerings as seen from the online shopping portal. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the tip.

LEGO Easter Bunny (40398)

43 pieces |  £2.49

Want to buy a great Easter gift that doesn’t involve chocolate? Give kids a gift that will last them beyond the holiday season with April’s Monthly Mini Build (40398). This 44-piece playset contains bricks to build a gray Easter bunny complete with a cute white bobtail and its own carrot patch. Mini builds make ideal pocket-change treats and are a great way to introduce kids to LEGO® brick building – each month there’s a new build to discover in your nearest LEGO store.

  • Delight kids with the anytime treat of a collectible LEGO® Monthly Mini Build. April’s comprises a model of a cute, gray Easter bunny and 2 carrot elements.
  • A great Easter gift for kids aged 6 and up who love adorable animal toys that will last far longer than the holidays. With 44 pieces, this easy-to-build model is the ideal introduction to the LEGO® brick-built universe.
  • This Easter bunny measures over 1” (5cm) wide and 2” (6cm) high, making it perfect as a neat desk display. Or it can be combined with any other LEGO® sets for a truly imaginative playtime.

 

LEGO Flowers and Watering Can (40399)

47 pieces | £2.49

Summer is just around the corner, so help children celebrate the change of seasons with May’s LEGO® Monthly Mini Build (40399). This 68-piece playset includes a planter with 2 beautiful blooms and a cute green watering can, so youngsters can care for their pretend flowers. Mini builds make ideal pocket-change treats and are a great way to introduce kids to LEGO brick building – each month there’s a new one to discover in your nearest LEGO store.

  • Treat little builders to a cute LEGO® Mini Build – there’s a new one in store each month. In May it’s time to celebrate the onset of summer with this brick-built flower playset, which comes complete with a watering can.
  • This 68-piece construction set makes a fun anytime treat for kids aged 6+ who love nature’s beauty and makes a great introduction for those totally new to LEGO® brick building.
  • The flower box measures over 1” (5cm) wide and 2” (6cm) high so takes up little room on a desk. And it’s compatible with all LEGO® sets, so kids can add these blooms to any other LEGO playsets they have at home.

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.

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

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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.

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.