Coming Soon: A New LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Set for 2019

LEGO has already revealed a handful of 2019 LEGO Speed Champion sets to watch out for in January, and it looks like the reveals doesn’t end there. A couple of days ago, the official Facebook page of McLaren Automotive shared a teaser on what’s building at LEGO HQ, particularly with regards to its speedster line of brick-built supercars. McLaren fans were quick to point out that the rear end of this next LEGO Speed Champions set belongs to one of the company’s most recent creation: the McLaren Senna. Just to be sure, this new 2019 LEGO Speed Champions set is not yet confirmed, though it should be noted that LEGO has already announced a LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Senna (75892) as part of its 2019 repertoire scheduled for release in January 1st.

This new set, if ever it turned out to be another Senna, sports a camouflaged finish on top of predominantly white pieces. The only turnoff from this set, like in any other LEGO Speed Champion set, is the vast amount of stickers that you need to apply in order to create that camouflaged effect. I can already feel my stubby, little  fingers complaining.

Now just to be clear, these are all speculations at the moment until such time that LEGO and McLaren do a full reveal.  Perhaps we’ll hear more about this collaboration soon enough just in time for the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fairin Germany. For now, let’s just wait and see how things will turn out.

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LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) Set Revealed

About three weeks from now, the year will change from 2018 to 2019. And just over a month after January 1, 2019 there will be another year change, this one for the Chinese zodiac calendar. From the Year of the Earth Dog, it’ll be the year of the Earth Pig. We’ve been getting signs of the coming Year of the Pig even in LEGO sets, particularly the pig guy minifigure included in the Chinese regional LEGO set Dragon Dance (80102). But even mainstream LEGO is getting on the act with one 2019 seasonal LEGO set to welcome the piggy-ness; and thanks to Brickset, we now have our first look at this lucky piece of a brick-built set, the LEGO Seasonal Year of the Pig (40186) set.

As expected, LEGO has in readiness one new Chinese zodiac figure (40186) of the coming year’s Animal, a wide-eyed and plump pink piglet carrying the now-familiar yellow LEGO hóngbāo. The big guy’s even standing on a circular platform with growing veggies fit to go into a New Years’ pork feast.

Since this set’s immediate predecessor, the LEGO 2018 seasonal Year of the Dog (40235) was the first made available worldwide (after being an exclusive to the Chinese market), we can expect the Year of the Pig (40186) to follow in terms of availability, likely in LEGO Shop@Home. With this, six out of the twelve Zodiac animals have already been interpreted in LEGO, and with more to probably come in the following years.

New LEGO xtra Polybag Sea Accessories (40341) Arriving in 2019

Back in June we reported on a unique LEGO polybag series that contained plastic elements to serve as extra props and accessories for existing LEGO sets; that’s the reason perhaps for the line name: LEGO xtra. From roadside fittings to food items to even printed play-mats, the xtra polybags served to enhance the brick-building experience. Now, some months after the last LEGO xtra items were released, we get one new polybag of that line coming soon: the LEGO xtra Sea Accessories (40341). And that polybag, in 24 pieces, captures the essence of the sea, from nature’s living creatures to period historical trinkets to modern gear.

This LEGO xtra set contains a pirate’s parrot, a shark and clam figures (the clam can open and shut). There’s also a chest with doodads that could pass for a buccaneer’s booty. And then there’s the swimmer/diver’s equipment of flippers, harpoon, surfboard, paddle, and more. Here’s the official product description for our reference. 

LEGO xtra Sea Accessories (40341)

24 pieces; $3.99

Bring seaside fun to your LEGO universe!

Add an ocean theme to your LEGO® creations with this LEGO xtra 40341 Sea Accessories set, featuring shark, parrot and fish figures and a selection of accessories including an oar, harpoon, surfboard and flippers. Also includes an opening seashell, empty barrel and a chest for storing the smaller accessories included with this set.

  • LEGO® xtra Sea Accessories set includes a surfboard, opening shell, barrel, oar, harpoon, opening chest, treasure map and binoculars, plus shark, parrot and fish figures and a selection of LEGO elements.
  • Bring new ocean-themed adventures to existing LEGO® sets.
  • LEGO® xtra accessory sets are delivered in a sealed plastic bag.

The LEGO xtra Sea Accessories polybag (40341) is now listed at LEGO Shop@Home and will be available by New Year’s Day in 2019. A quick check on the sites state that this xtra set is priced at $3.99 stateside and $4.99 in Canada, these being the only versions thus far which have 40341 listed.

LEGO Overwatch Sets Now Available for Preorder at LEGO Shop@Home UK

First, it had sounded like an April Fools’ joke. Then when confirmation arrived, fans of the colorful online first-person shooter title Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment were in agreement that it was one of the sweetest new franchise licenses acquired by LEGO. The preview of the first LEGO Overwatch sets and minifigures only whetted collectors’ appetites.

Following some awesome previews in online images and at the 2018 Blizzcon, plus the opening of preorders last month, LEGO has gone the extra mile by having the Overwatch sets listed on Shop@Home be addable to your online shopping bag. Well, at least for LEGO fans in the UK.

LEGO Shop@Home UK has all six LEGO Overwatch sets marked as arriving on January 1 if customers will preorder it now. In comparison, the US Shop@Home only has one set marked as arriving on January 2, one day after its UK release. For the meantime, fans in the US may opt to include these sets in their wishlist.

Here’s a list of the upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets and their Shop@Home listings wherever applicable:

Tracer vs. Widowmaker (75970) – UK £12.99
Hanzo vs. Genji (75971) – UK £24.99
Dorado Showdown (75972) – UK £29.99
D.Va & Reinhardt (75973) – UK £34.99
Bastion (75974) – UK £54.99
Watchpoint: Gibraltar (75975) – UK £79.99 / US $89.99

LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) Official Images Released

The latest trailer of Captain Marvel has now landed on the web, and you may or may not like how Brie Larson sounded off when she declared that she’ll end the Kree-Skrull war, but I have to say that this does not dampen my enthusiasm in seeing this next MCU instalment when it lands in theaters in March next year. In case you missed it, here’s the 2nd trailer of Disney and Marvel’s Captain Marvel.

Now at around the 1:15 mark, you’ll immediately notice the SHIELD Quinjet that eventually made its way to become a LEGO set, revealed to have been spotted in TRU stores in Canada. The snapped image by an eagle-eyed LEGO Marvel fan shows a sizeable brick-built version of what could be SHIELD’s early version of the famed Quinjet. It also shows Captain Marvel of course and a younger version of Nick Fury together with a Skrull minifigure. This time, thanks to Yahoo News, we now have a better look at this new MCU-inspired LEGO playset in the form of the LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127), including its official product description. Take a look.

LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127)

307 pieces; $29.99

Minifigures include Captain Marvel, Nick Furry, Talos and a cat figure.

Fly with Captain Marvel and Nick Fury to rescue Goose the cat from Talos the Skrull! Zoom over the desert with Fury in his awesome Quinjet. Watch out for the Talos’s stud shooter. Fire 4 missiles at once with each of the jet’s flick-missile shooters and attack with Captain Marvel’s power energy. Then grab Goose, place her in the back of the jet and fly away!

Since the LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) set has already found its way in toy shelves in TRU Canada, then we can expect this to appear anytime soon in the US, hopefully in the first weeks of January. The rumor mill also tells that there might be five LEGO tie-in sets that bear the Avengers logo, though it is unclear if LEGO opted to add another set dedicated to the Kree superhero. From the looks of it, it seems that LEGO intends to bring together all upcoming MCU-related building sets under the banner of the Marvel Avengers. I guess this is great considering how well these upcoming LEGO Marvel sets can be brought together for a massive Marvel universe showdown. We’ll soon find out soon enough.

Disney’s Captain Marvel will land in theaters March 8, 2019.

2019 LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Sets Revealed!

Following the rumor that the LEGO BrickHeadz theme might be discontinued soon, LEGO seems to be testing the waters with its new collection of seasonal sets that are now revealed to be slated for release in 2019. Thanks to Hoth Bricks, we now have a closer look at these new 2019 LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal sets, starting with a festive Party Clown, a Valentines Puppy, and a Dragon Dance Guy that marks the celebration of the Chinese New Year. To be exact, we have official images of the first three sets under this theme followed by a glimpse of other LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal sets slated for 2019. Check these out.

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Party Clown (40348)

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Valentines Puppy (40349)

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Dragon Dance Guy (40354)

 

The back portion of box art for the Valentines Puppy also shows the rest of the seasonal 2019 LEGO BrickHeadz line-up which includes a Chick (40350), Ghost (40351), and what looks like to be a Christmas triple-pack that shows a Reindeer, Elf and Elfie (40353) collectively.

From the looks of things, LEGO seems to have pretty much laid out its plans for the LEGO BrickHeadz theme next year, and based on these set numbers, it looks like there are still more reveals waiting for these chibi brick creations. What do you think brick fans, are you happy on how these LEGO BrickHeadz sets turned out? Let us know in the comments section below.

The 2018 LEGO Bricktober Marvel Minifigures (5005256) May Never Come to the US

One of the losses for the American LEGO fandom with the closure of Toys R Us in the US (before its impending return as Geoffrey’s Toy Box) were the special exclusive sets made available during annual events like Bricktober in October. It certainly made acquiring the 2018 edition 4-minifigure sets a chore outside of brief LEGO promotions and other-retailer availability. By these methods, US LEGO fans had some chance of getting either the LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober minifigures (5005254, via Barnes & Noble) or the LEGO Jurassic World (5005255) and LEGO Ninjago (5005257) packs. But there are four Bricktober 2018 sets. So what about the LEGO Bricktober Marvel Minifigures (5005256)?

Originally promised to be available as promotional items in LEGO Stores as listed on monthly store calendars, the passing of September, October and November without word seems to indicate that at the very least, the LEGO Bricktober Marvel set (5005256) will never reach the US.

Apparently, the LEGO Bricktober Marvel Minifigure set (5005256) was only conventionally available for purchase at Toys R Us Canada, in all of North America. That pretty much writes off any chance to get it from stateside; so only three of the four Bricktober 2018 sets came through. It’s too bad not getting those uncommon Marvel minifigures of War Machine, Wong, unarmored Tony Stark and the Winter Soldier.

If you’re resigned to this news, and still haven’t gotten the LEGO Harry Potter set (5005254) from B&N, they’ve got their promo going all the way to December 26, meaning no worries on that front.

The LEGO Movie 2’s Sweet Mayhem Alternate Figure Revealed

The LEGO Movie 2 sets are about to be released this month (right after Christmas exactly), and now that LEGO has listed the first wave of sets for this theme at shop.LEGO.com, it seems that more info is coming in regarding one of the film’s mysterious characters. The person of Sweet Mayhem is still shrouded in mystery, but thanks to LEGO Shop@Home, the character under the enigmatic helmet is now revealed.

There are three sets in particular that includes Sweet Mayhem’s minidoll figure. And among these three sets, we get to see her featured at the back portion of some these sets as posted on LEGO’s shopping portal. To be exact, only two out of three sets actually shows Sweet Mayhem with her helmet off, revealing a personality that is both sweet and chaotic at the same time. Take a look below.

 

Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi (70824)

115 pieces | Ages 6+ | $9.99 USD

 

Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship (70830)

500 pieces | Ages 9+ | $69.99 USD

She kinds of remind me of Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck it Ralph in terms of personality. From the looks of it, my guess is that she can be both emphatic and mean at the same time. Will she turn out to be the film’s lead baddie as we thought she will based from the trailer? Will soon find out in February once the film lands in US theaters.

The LEGO Movie 2 is slated to hit theaters on February 9, and voiced by the same awesome artists from the first film such as Chris Pratt (Emmet and Rex Dangervest), Elizabeth Banks (Lucy), and Will Arnett (LEGO Batman) among others.

2019’s LEGO Modular Set is the LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264)

LEGO has now revealed 2019’s LEGO modular set following the success of this year’s Downtown Diner (10260). The LEGO Creator Expert Corner Garage (10264) is an impressive 3-level detailed build that contains over 2,500 pieces slated to arrive in LEGO Stores at LEGO Shop@Home in January 1, 2019. It features a classic 1950s-style garage with a gas station on the ground level, an animal clinic at the mid-level, and an apartment with a well-equipped kitchen and other amenities at the top level.

There are plenty of new elements to watch out for which are also included in this set: black ice skates and rare dark-orange pieces just to name a few. The Corner Garage (10264) will retail for $199.99 USD. Read on for a full product description followed by a ton of crisp, clear official images.

10264 Corner Garage

Ages 16+. 2,569 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – FR 189.99€ – DK 1,499DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!

Drop by the LEGO® Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories. On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden. The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp. This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
  • The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
  • Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
  • Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
  • Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
  • Tow truck features a working hoist.
  • Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
  • Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
  • Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
  • Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1×1 medium gray roof tiles, 1×1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
  • This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
  • Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) Set Spotted in TRU Canada

Just over three months remain before the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel starring Bree Larson, arrives in cinemas. It doesn’t take a genius to know that LEGO also has its hand in the merchandise pie for this future blockbuster. In fact, some of the film’s tie-in sets have already been spotted. Again, a German LEGO news source – Promo Bricks this time – has brought word that once more, Toys R Us Canada has the distinction of putting a LEGO set supposed to come out in 2019 on their shelves now. It’s named the LEGO Marvel Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127).

This set is centered on a vehicle with minifigures added for an awesome action sequence. The vehicle looks very similar to SHIELD quinjet, as it probably looks like in the 1990s when the Captain Marvel film takes place. It’s armed with a pair of 4 flick-missile launchers.

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Its accompanying minifigures include Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, young SHIELD Agent Nick Fury, Carol’s pet cat Goose, and the Skrull infiltrator Talos, who himself is armed with a pistol that has a spring-loaded projectile. Accommodations on the quinjet include a one-pilot cockpit and cargo or passenger space accessible by rear hatch.

For now, the only price known for the Captain Marvel and the Skrull Attack (76127) is at a Canadian price of $39.94 CAD on that country’s Toys R Us stores. Rough conversions would be US$29.99, £23.65 and €26.62, though there’s no further news on when this tie-in might be available outside Canada. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel premieres March 8, 2019.