WATCH: LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) Designer Video

After officially revealing its brick-built trainer and display set, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video for the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282). LEGO Designer Florian Müller gives us a walkthrough of how this iconic pop-culture symbol was translated into life-like, LEGO bricks. Watch the video below.

Love it or hate it (I know some LEGO fans are not that pleased with LEGO’s choice of product offerings lately), it cannot be denied that from an aesthetic standpoint, the design of the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) is on a class of its own. And like the recently released LEGO Ideas Typewriter, this particular true-to-life set is designed with realism in mind. Built at a comparable US size of 7 1/2, the complete build features the shoe’s iconic shape and classic stripes, all combined to give that organic shape and feel. Florian and the other LEGO designers working on this model even went a step further by packaging this set in one unique box art that even mimics an actual shoe box.

The decorative elements such as the Adidas logo and Superstar brand are all accurately printed as well. Inquisitive LEGO builders may also find it interesting to discover that this set also introduces a new 5×5 dome element that may come in pretty handy in creating those smooth edges and corners.

Finally, and I guess you may have noticed it already while watching the video, LEGO seems to be teasing on an upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set in the form of this miniature LEGO Adidas Superstar. Word has it that this little replica and minifigure might be a GWP that will be offered as part of an incentive of purchasing the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) next month. I’ll talk more about it in my next post.

For now, in case you are interested to get this 18+ set, be sure to check out its corresponding product page over at LEGO Shop@Home. It is slated to arrive on store shelves and be available for purchase online starting July 1st. It clocks in at 731 pieces and will retail for $80.

LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391) Makes an Appearance

Third-party retailers are at it again with its unintended LEGO spills and leaks, and this time around Amazon Australia has given us a pretty good first look at a new and massive LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391).

LEGO Super Mario Bowser's Airship

This latest addition to the Nintendo-inspired theme seems to join the rest of the LEGO Super Mario summer 2021 sets, including its recently revealed Character Pack Series 3 (71394). Based on the following images and like other expansion sets before it, this LEGO version of Bowser’s Airship will also include play features that allow it to be connected to either the Mario or Luigi Starter Sets. The build itself has an expandable stern and bow, which is pretty cool actually. The set is based on Bowser’s flying fortress and includes brick-built versions of Rocky Wrench, Pirate Goomba, and Yoshi’s arch-enemy, the iconic Kamek the Magikoopa.

Clocked at 1,152 pieces, this next LEGO offering will retail at around $100 once it is available for retail on August 1, 2021. I will update this post once more information comes in or once it is listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

UPDATE: As of this posting, the product listing for the LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship has been removed from Amazon’s Australian shopping portal. It definitely looks like someone was way too excited to reveal this set.    

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Now Available for Early VIP Release

Just a quick heads-up: for those of who you are eagerly waiting for the arrival of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), then you’ll be glad to know that the set is now available for early VIP release starting today, June 16th.

Coming in at 2,079 pieces, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter retails for $200 and is the brainchild of LEGO fan builder, LEGO Ideas 10K member, and former LEGO Masters UK 2017 champion Steve Guinness. The set itself was also inspired by a bit of LEGO history since The LEGO Group’s founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen is fond of using his sand green Erika-10 typewriter back in the day.

If you’re looking forward to having this set then be sure to click the following affiliate link below. Happy building!

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99

Unplug from your digital life and recall simpler times as you build a LEGO® Ideas model of an old-fashioned typewriter (21327). The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and it moves and sounds just like the real thing. The brick-built center typebar rises each time a letter key is pressed and is linked to the carriage that moves across as you type. There is also a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.

Created by a LEGO fan for fans
Created by a LEGO fan and voted for by LEGO fans, this detailed typewriter model comes with a letter written by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, a member of the fourth generation of the LEGO Group’s owner family – slot his letter into the typewriter to complete a delightful display piece.

Top gift
Part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for adults, this model comes with clear instructions and makes the best gift for yourself, LEGO fans, writers, and lovers of all things retro.

  • Spark nostalgic feelings and the curiosity of younger fans who have never seen a typewriter before with this LEGO® Ideas build-and-display model (21327) that moves and sounds like the real thing.
  • Features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to a carriage that moves across as you type, plus a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.
  • The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
  • Includes a booklet with 43 language versions of a letter written and signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen of the LEGO Group’s owner family. Choose your language and put the letter on the typewriter.
  • Great for spending quality time alone or with the family, this nostalgic, collectible model makes a unique birthday or holiday gift for yourself, LEGO® fans, writers, and lovers of all things retro.
  • The typewriter model measures over 4.5 in. (11 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 10.5 in. (26 cm) deep and is a delightful display piece to photograph and share pictures of with friends.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) Officially Revealed!

After giving us a teaser of its next LEGO 18+ set, LEGO has finally unboxed (no pun intended) its brick-built rendition of one of the coolest and iconic footwear of all time. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282), with a release date of July 1, 2021.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

The LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) highlights the shoes’ traditional shell toe type, customizable design, and even includes a new textile element in the form of a LEGO shoelace. The level of realism that this display set offers is just stunning. From its beautiful box art that doubles as a shoebox as well (both its box and the set itself actually looks good together on display in my opinion), down to its printed tiles featuring the Adidas and Superstar logo, everything feels organic and realistic. The entire brick-built shoe even measures 10.5 inches in length, roughly equivalent to a US size of 7 1/2. The obvious downside is (aside from the fact that you can’t wear it, lol) you’ll only get one shoe right off the box, and you will need to purchase another one if you need to build a pair of this classic footwear. If you wish to have an in-depth look at what this new 18+ set has to offer, I suggest that you watch Tiago Catarino’s excellent review.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

Coming in at 731 pieces, the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) will retail for $80 once it is available beginning July 1. Check out the complete product description below, and you may also add this to your LEGO wishlist by clicking on the following affiliate link. What do you think about this new set? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar (10282)

731 pieces | $79.99 | Available starting July 1, 2021  

LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar

Add a surprising new addition to your sneaker collection with this LEGO® Adidas Originals Superstar (10282) model. In this never-seen-before LEGO offering, you’ll be recreating the iconic sneaker from LEGO elements to make a collectible display piece that’s sure to spark conversations.

Authentic Superstar details
Just like the real thing, this LEGO version includes the iconic Adidas Originals Superstar sneaker graphics, shell toe shape, trefoil logo, and serrated 3 stripes mark. Right shoe or left shoe? You decide! This set includes 17 extra LEGO elements so you can choose to build either the right-foot or left-foot sneaker. For extra realism, it even has shoelaces and comes in an authentic shoe box.

A building project for you
This set is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults. With a display stand and plaque, this model will be appreciated by anyone who loves Adidas and streetwear collectibles, as well as adult LEGO builders.

  • Build and display one of the world’s most iconic sneakers with the LEGO® Adidas Originals Superstar 10282 model kit for adults.
  • Packed with authentic details like the famous shell toe, 3 serrated stripes, Adidas logo on the tongue, and other Originals Superstar graphics.
  • With shoelaces and authentic shoe box-style packaging, this LEGO® model is a fun and realistic tribute to the original Adidas sneaker.
  • Looking for the best gifts for Adidas fans? This model kit is ideal for anyone who loves streetwear collectibles, as well as adult LEGO® builders looking for a project with a difference.
  • Measures over 4.5 in. (12 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) long, and 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394)

Late in May, we reported on the arrival of a new Summer 2021 wave of LEGO Super Mario sets. And included in this offering is a new collection of random blind bags for the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394) which LEGO has now given us a glimpse via its Twitter page.

Though this latest series of Character Packs are not yet listed at LEGO.com, this social media reveal allows us to have a glimpse of the 10 brick-built Super Mario characters that will be included in this wave.

Torpedo Ted

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

Bony Beetle

 

1-Up

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Scuttlebug

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Parachute Bob-omba

 

Galoomba

 

Swoop

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Boo

 

Amp

 

Crowber

 

LEGO is yet to announce a release date for the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3, but we can assume that more info will be out in the next few days considering that new summer 2021 sets are gradually making their way at LEGO Shop@Home. What do you think of this latest series? Which one are you hoping to get?

Here’s A Closer Look at the LEGO Star Wars Summer 2021 Minifigures

Earlier this June, the Japanese online LEGO catalog for 2H 2021 gave us a glimpse of the latest LEGO Star Wars summer 2021 sets that we can expect in August. But as it turned out, this catalog was uploaded a way bit early and was eventually removed from servers only to be replaced by an edited version without the said LEGO Star Wars sets. And thanks to Hoth Bricks, we can now have a closer look at the new and interesting minifigures that goes with this wave.

As shared by Hoth Bricks, it turns out that the building instructions for the LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle (75314) that they received as a review copy, include a page dedicated to these new LEGO Star Wars summer 2021 minifigures.

LEGO Star Wars Summer 2021
Image via Hoth Bricks.

The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle, the Duel on Mandalore, Mandalorian Starfighter sets are already listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, except for the following:

Imperial Armored Marauder (75311)

478 pieces | € 39.99 | Minifigures include Greef Karga, Artillery Stormtrooper, Stormtroopers (2x)

 

Boba Fett’s Starship-Slave I (75312)

592 pieces | € 49.99 | Minifigures include Din Djarin in Mandalorian armor, Boba Fett

 

Imperial Light Cruiser (75315)

1,336 pieces | € 159.99 | Minifigures include Din Djarin in Mandalorian armor, Moff Gideon, Grogu, Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, and a Dark Trooper

 

The Mandalorian Forge (75319)

258 pieces | € 29.99 | Minifigures include Din Djarin in Mandalorian armor, The Armorer, Paz Vizsla

 

These sets are yet to appear at LEGO’s home shopping portal but considering that their release is expected to be sometime in August, then they might be making their official appearance at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon.

LEGO Teases Buildable LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282) Trainer Set

LEGO dropped another interesting teaser over its Twitter page earlier today. Though LEGO has not completely named the set as of this posting, word over at brick street refers to this set as a LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282)

This life-sized brick-built shoe is rumored to be around 731 pieces and basically includes only a single one. Obviously, if you need to be as life-like as possible and wish to have a complete pair, then you need to buy 2 copies of this set.  And if we will take this teaser image of the LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282) for what it is, then we might be seeing a new LEGO element in the form of a new textile piece for the shoelace. The curved printed elements used for the tip of the shoe may also be something new. We can also expect a pretty stylish box art to accompany the set, similar perhaps to what you can expect from an Adidas shoebox. If it is also intended as a display set, then I guess LEGO might be throwing in a nameplate for this one similar to other LEGO 18+ sets that it offered before.

This upcoming LEGO reveal is rumored to be the LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282), based on the iconic low-top athletic shoes designed by Adidas.   

LEGO is quite mum understandably about the rest of the set’s details save for its release date on July 1st, alongside the recently revealed LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327). And since we’re just two weeks away from its official reveal, we can expect more and more information to come out in the next few days.

So what do you think of a buildable LEGO Adidas Superstar (10282) trainer set? Is it a must-have for your LEGO wishlist, or is it a pass? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks to Stone Wars for the additional info.

LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71031) Series Arriving in September

Now that almost all of LEGO’s regional online product catalogs are now up via LEGO servers, including the reuploaded Japanese LEGO catalog that gave us a peek at this year’s series of LEGO Friends, Marvel, and City Advent Calendars, more information has been coming out from other regional catalogs as well. And thanks to the Taiwanese version of this online catalog, we now have confirmation on when the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71031) series will be out.

The Taiwanese online LEGO catalog has included its usual dedicated page for the LEGO CMF series, particularly for the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF (71030). And at the corner of the page is an announcement that the next wave of collectible minifigures is slated to arrive in September 1st.

Now, to be frank, it has been customary for LEGO for the past years to release its final wave of CMF during September, similar to what it did with last year’s LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). Furthermore, we’ve seen a sort of trend with regards to LEGO’s CMF releases – with one unique CMF series that follows its traditional series (like the recent Series 21 71029), and two licensed ones from last year in the form of the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028), and LEGO DC Super Heroes CMF (71026). Word on brick street is that this next series will most probably be the much-awaited LEGO Marvel Super Heroes CMF (71031), which will be based on Disney+ characters from its latest MCU TV series (Wandavision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If…?)

Again, this is just a rumor until such time that LEGO officially reveals them. So it will be wise to consider this speculation with a grain of salt. However, with the recent confirmation of its release in September, we can also expect that we will be hearing more about the LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71031) series in the coming weeks. Thanks to Jay’s Brick Blog for the heads-up.

This Year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) Has Been Revealed

Following the reveal of this year’s new advent calendars coming from the LEGO Marvel and LEGO Friends themes, the now available Japanese online LEGO Catalog also gives us our first look at the LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303).

LEGO City Advent Calendar

A usual staple of LEGO Advent Calendars, this year’s LEGO City offering includes the familiar minifigure characters from LEGO City Adventures such as Big Betty, Shirley Keeper, Officer Sam Grizzled, Fire Fighter Bob, Top Hat Tom, and Fendrich. It also comes with mini builds that add some fun holiday activities – it has a mini copter, monster truck, train, snow-covered tree, lamp post, and many more.

This year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) is expected to arrive on September 1st and will retail for around $30 similar to last year’s offering. I will update this post once it makes its appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.

ICYMI: New LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory Set (40500) Now Listed at LEGO.com

This piece of news somehow fell off my radar. And in case you missed it, LEGO has listed a new minifigure accessory set under the LEGO Harry Potter theme. The new LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory Set (40500) set is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory

This minifigure pack includes three characters from Potterverse which is now given the LEGO treatment. Though LEGO’s product page did not name these characters specifically, any sharp Harry Potter fan can immediately identify these as the Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, Order of the Phoenix member Dedalus Diggle, and Doris Crockford from The Philosopher’s Stone. The new LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Minifigure Accessory pack also includes a Harry Potter variant as he is seen in the Order of the Phoenix. Though the number of LEGO pieces included in this accessory set is quite minimal, LEGO has thrown in an interesting printed tile piece that includes several names of those who enlisted in Dumbledore’s Army.

This minifigure pack comes in at 33 pieces and will retail for $14.99 when it releases some time soon. For now, you may want to click on its corresponding affiliate link above if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist. In the meantime, you may also want to check the rest of the latest LEGO Harry Potter 2021 summer sets that are now available at LEGO’s home shopping portal.