2019 LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) Gift-With-Purchase Set Revealed

LEGO seems to be on a roll as we feel more and more of the Christmas vibe in the air. After revealing the Gingerbread House (10267) and LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353), we now have another seasonal set to add to that Winter Village MOC that you might be working on, or just to simply have around as a pretty neat holiday decor around the house. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have a first look at this year’s LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) gift-with-purchase (GWP) seasonal set.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

If you recall, this promotional set has been like a sort of tradition for the LEGO Group every holiday season, similar to the likes of last year’s LEGO Christmas Carousel (40293) and LEGO Christmas Box (40292). Both sets came with a certain qualifying purchase, and both looked lovely as holiday-inspired sets. Similarly, we can also expect that the LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) will be available to all LEGO fans perhaps as part once again of this year’s Black Friday deals.

LEGO Christmas Tree (40338)

The LEGO Christmas Tree (40338) comes in at 392 pieces and features a better version of a brick-built Christmas tree. It features several cool touches such as a rotating base, a series of nicely colored brick-built gift boxes, a microscaled train, and several colorful bulbs that imitate the tree’s flashing lights. By far, this is the best Christmas tree model that LEGO came up with at a very long time.

I’ll keep you posted once more info comes in regarding this set’s availability. But as I said, I’m assuming that this promotional set will go live once Black Friday 2019 kicks in, similar to what LEGO did in the past. Furthermore, we can also expect another LEGO seasonal Christmas set to be offered before the year ends so I’ll keep an eye on that as well. Thanks again to Promobricks for sharing this.

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Seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353) Revealed

After the announcement of this year’s sweet Winter Village set, LEGO is bringing in more Christmas cheers with another seasonal set coming from its collectible BrickHeadz line. This has been in our radar for the past couple of weeks since the reveal of the LEGO BrickHeadz Ghost (40351) last month. However, it’s nice to finally see some crisp, clear images of this 3-character set that will add up to that festive holiday spirit. Check out these official images of the LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353) set.

Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353)

I like this set personally since it’s a great set to display together with last year’s similarly themed LEGO BrickHeadz Mr. & Mrs. Claus (40274). And in case you missed out on this set, you’ll be glad to know that this is still available at LEGO Shop@Home. The LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353) set features three character builds which is a first in this particular theme. It also comes with a couple of accessories such as a red mailbox with a nice Mr. Claus BrickHeadz print and a signpost. Traditionally, LEGO BrickHeadz sets usually come with printed pieces. However, a closer look at the signposts shows that this set uses stickers as well. I’m not really the type to nitpick on this but I guess all of us will agree that it will be way better to have printed LEGO parts instead. Nevertheless, this set will be a great way to jumpstart your next Christmas-inspired LEGO decor project.

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The LEGO BrickHeadz Reindeer, Elf & Elfie (40353) comes in at 281 pieces and is expected to retail for $19.99. Be sure to keep tabs with us to know more on when this set will be available. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the tip.

 

Image source: Mir-Kubikov

New 2019 LEGO Star Wars Sets Already On Sale Online

This may not new to most of you, but seeing them posted online and even currently on sale makes me feel that LEGO has given this the green light. French online retailer Auchan has listed for sale three new 2019 LEGO Star Wars sets just two weeks before the official launch of Triple Force Friday. If you recall, this wave of new LEGO Star Wars sets that was leaked all over the internet several weeks ago, primarily depicts scenes from the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker film that Disney and Lucasfilms were trying really hard to keep under wraps.

Now that we’re just counting the days before the much-awaited Star Wars sales event of the year, then we can expect that some of these new 2019 LEGO Star Wars sets will gradually be available. In fact, Auchan has them on sale so if you happen to be in France while you’re reading this then you may want to take this opportunity of purchasing these sets ahead of their global release next month. Check out these images from the French online store.

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Cannon (75246)

159 pieces; 19.99 Euros

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LEGO Star Wars Pasaana Speeder Chase (75250)

373 pieces; 44.99 Euros

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LEGO Star Wars Yoda (75255)

1,771 pieces; 89.99 Euros

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Now that these sets have officially surfaced, its just a matter of time before the rest of the LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets will eventually be released. I also suppose that these sets will have a special place among LEGO Star Wars fans considering how big and ambitious the film is expected to be. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.

Its a Sweet Winter Village Anniversary With the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267)

After teasing its arrival via Italy’s LEGO Store Calendar, LEGO has finally revealed its 10th Winter Village set as a celebration of the subtheme’s 10th year anniversary, and its design couldn’t be sweeter.  Coming in at 1,477 pieces, the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) features a handful of delectable details highlighted by a new pair of gingerbread minifigures: a new Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Woman, and a Gingerbread Baby printed on a 1×2 tile. The set will retail for $99.99 USD and will be available to all LEGO VIP members beginning September 18th, and to the general public on October 1st.   Read on for the Gingerbread House (10267) product description, and take a look at this collection of sweet images.

LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267)

Ages 12+ 1477 pieces

US $99.99– CA $139.99– DE €89.99– UK £84.99 – FR €94.99– DK 799DKK –AUD $159.99

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

Gather the family and build the wonderful Gingerbread House!

Gingerbread House (10267)

Enjoy a festive build and play experience with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10267 Gingerbread House. A treasure chest of magical details, this amazing model features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons and a delicious facade with candy-cane columns, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace. Inside the house there’s an array of fun details and candy furnishings including a tasteful bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub. This wonderful LEGO Gingerbread House sets the scene for imaginative adventures with the gingerbread family. Children can light up the cozy fireplace, help clear the sidewalk with the snow blower and nestle the gingerbread baby in its carriage. It also includes a decorated Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train. This advanced LEGO set delivers a challenging and rewarding building experience and makes a great seasonal centerpiece for the home or office. Includes gingerbread man, woman and baby figures.

• Includes 3 LEGO® figures: a gingerbread man, gingerbread woman and gingerbread baby.
• The Gingerbread House features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons, a rich facade with candy cane columns and walking sticks, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace, plus a detailed interior, brick-built baby carriage and a snow blower.
• Gingerbread House interior features an array of fun details and candy-style furnishings, including a bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton-candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub!
• Also includes a Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train.
• Check out the yummy candy-cane signposts!
• Press down on the chimney-smoke button to set the fire aglow!
• Children will love imaginative play with the gingerbread family.
• Help the gingerbread lady nestle the gingerbread baby in the carriage.
• Accessory elements include a baby bottle, cups, frying pan and an axe.
• Special elements include a new-for-August-2019 gold bar element in tan and transparent 1×1 glitter bricks in purple.
• Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 18th September, 2019.

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LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110) Official Reveal and Press Release

Earlier today, the LEGO Group has officially announced the arrival of its next sophisticated and ultra-realistic Technic set. Since June, I’ve reported that LEGO has partnered with Land Rover to come up with a brick-built replica of the latter’s next-generation icon and the result was the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110).

Coming in at 2,573 pieces the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110) is packed with authentic details and features some of the advanced building techniques that veteran LEGO builders will find enjoyably challenging. It has a front wheel-steering mechanism, a functional and integral winch, 6-cylinder engine, and LEGO Technic’s most advanced gearbox to date. These and much more make this set stand out as an authentic replica of the actual Land Rover Defender. The set measures 8 inches (22cm) high, 16 inches (42cm) long and 7 inches (20cm) wide in an olive green, grey and black color scheme. It is slated to be available globally beginning October 1, retailing for $199.99 USD. Watch the featured video below and read on for LEGO’s full press release.

BUILD YOUR OWN ICON: INTRODUCING THE LEGO® TECHNIC LAND ROVER DEFENDER

LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender

  • LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender set launches alongside New Land Rover Defender at 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
  • 2,573-piece LEGO model developed with Land Rover to include authentic bodywork and a host of realistic functions
  • Features in-line six-cylinder engine, gearbox with high and low ratios, independent suspension, expedition roof rack, and a working winch
  • LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender on sale globally from 1 October 2019 

The new LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender is an automotive icon you can build at home.

Developed in partnership with Land Rover and launched alongside the New Defender at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2,573-piece model combines the boundless creativity of LEGO with New Defender’s instantly recognizable silhouette and unrivaled capability.

The LEGO Technic vehicle echoes New Defender with a host of realistic elements and functions, including authentic body panels and rims, four-wheel drive with three differentials, fully independent suspension, a working winch and LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet – all designed to provide an engrossing and rewarding building experience for car lovers and LEGO fans alike.

Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director at the LEGO Group, said: “With every LEGO element, children can build anything they can imagine. I’m very excited about this new model – a truly impressive job done by our LEGO designers. Together with Land Rover, we’ve blended elements, design and innovative engineering into a set that shows the boundless creativity of LEGO play, and that with LEGO Technic you can build for real.” 

Joe Sinclair, Director of Branded Goods and Licensing at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “The Land Rover Defender and LEGO brand are both iconic across the world, and the launch of New Defender felt like the perfect time to bring them together. The level of detail and engineering that has gone into creating this LEGO model perfectly reflects the work of our own designers and engineers who have been so dedicated to bringing a motoring icon back for the 21st century.”

Opening doors allow access to the model’s elaborate cabin with its working steering wheel and a detailed dashboard. A new transmission system has two levers for engaging high or low ratios and a selector for changing gear – LEGO Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox yet.

You can also fold the rear seat forward to view the four-speed sequential gearbox, lift the bonnet to view the in-line six-cylinder engine with moving pistons and turn the rear-mounted spare wheel to open the rear door. 

Reflecting the action-fuelled accessories available for the full-size New Defender, the model is finished with a working winch, removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder and traction mats. 
The LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender set will be available globally from 1 October 2019. 

More LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Sets Spotted On Store Shelves

After spotting a pair of new LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars set on Target shelves, it looks like more slip-ups have led to more LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets turning up ahead of their scheduled release dates. Instagram user jl.lego.studios has spotted another set that most fans hail as one of the better LEGO Star Wars sets out there.

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets

First, off we have this first image of the LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Shuttle (75256) – one of the larger LEGO Star Wars sets in The Rise of the Skywalker subtheme. Retailing for $149.99 USD, this set comes in at 1,005 pieces and includes six minifigures: Kylo Ren, General Pryde, a Sith Trooper, a First Order Stormtrooper and two Knights of Ren. Though this new iteration does not have much of a difference from its 2015  predecessor in Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (75104), the new color scheme and the inclusion of uniquely designed minifigs such as the Knights of Ren, makes the newer version more attractive to LEGO Star Wars fans.

Second, we have the LEGO Star Wars Pasaana Speeder Chase (75250) coming in at 373 pieces and will retail for $39.99 USD. The set features a sort of a chase scene where Rey is aboard on what looks like a dilapitated speeder pursued by the forces of the First Order. The scene also takes place in the desert planet of Pasaana. The set includes a new minifigure iteration of Rey, a First Order Treadspeeder Driver, a First Order Jet Trooper and BB-8.

If there is anything good that we can get out of this store mishap is the fact that we can expect to see these and other LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalkers sets to be available anytime soon on or before October 4. This may no longer be new to you knowing that leaks about the rest of the sets in this series have already gone out like wildfire over the internet several weeks ago. But still, it’s good to know that we’re now just counting the days before these sets are made available to the public. Stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates about these upcoming sets.

With more info from Yak Face.

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232) Spotted in the Wild

Another store employee made a bit of slip-up revealing a quite unexpected surprise. We’re just counting the weeks before the launch of Star Wars’ Triple Force Friday and it seems that LEGO is already prepared for it as well. In fact, from the reveal of this year’s highly polarizing  UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) to LEGO’s Triple Force Friday gift-with-purchase set, everything is gradually falling into place. And having LEGO sets placed as early as now on Target shelves in spite of the embargo is part of the plan as well (I guess). LEGO eagle-eyed fan jl.lego.studios made a rather interesting discovery that is putting the LEGO Star Wars fandom in a frenzy. He snapped a photo of what looks like a new pair of bundled BrickHeadz in the form of the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232) spotted in an undisclosed Target store in Texas.

Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232)

This new LEGO BrickHeadz dual pack features Kylo Ren (#94) in a damaged helmet and the new crimson Sith Trooper (#95), as they will be revealed in The Rise of Skywalker later this year. The set clocks in at 240 pieces and is expected to retail for $24.99 USD. This is the second time that Kylo gets the BrickHeadz treatment as part of a double-pack set, the first being the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Rey and Kylo Ren Limited Edition Collectors Pack (41489). It’s quite unsure if we will see the option of having this new iteration of Kylo and the new Sith Trooper sold separately. Also from the looks of things, seeing this new pair of LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz is a good indicator that LEGO still has faith in the popularity of these brick collectibles amidst rumors of the theme’s eventual cancellation which has always been hanging overhead.

Now before you rush into your local Target store, be aware that these are probably placed by mistake by an unsuspecting store employee, and sales of this set are still probably on hold until Triple Force Friday dawns on October 4. In fact, this LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232) double-pack will not be available for sale until such time, unless you stumble upon this on eBay.

So what do you think about this new LEGO BrickHeadz set? Will you add this your cart once it is available? Let me know what you think about this.

A Look At The Set That Never Was (Supposedly) – The LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038)

If you recall back in 2017, the LEGO Architecture Skyline subtheme had a particular set that never made it to the mainstream public. Triggered by the unfortunate events of October, 2017’s Mandalay Bay Hotel shooting, the LEGO Group deemed wise to cancel the impending release of the LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038), and was eventually replaced by a redesigned set that noticeably deviated from the original plan of including the famous hotel along the Las Vegas strip. This is completely understandable and was a welcomed move from TLG that highlights the social and moral compass that guides the company.

LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038)

Images of the front and back box art of the LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038) courtesy of Brick Architect.

The unreleased 487-piece LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038) set suffered from an initial delayed release date which was soon followed by another until it was officially announced that it will be replaced with a redesigned model. It was quite a sad day for LEGO Architecture fans, but it was a necessary step if LEGO will stay true to its core values of not depicting real-life violence in its toys.

So for almost 2 years, we thought that this set does not eventually exist. Not until a surprising report from Tom Alphin aka the Brick Architect, revealed that some LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038) sets found their way in a retail store in Johannesburg, South Africa. It does not come as a surprise if LEGO has this set planned ahead long before the unfortunate shooting took place. So these sets either missed LEGO’s recall train or has found their way into the market from some LEGO warehouse from who knows where.

According to Tom, this set is not actually his but was provided to him to be reviewed. In fact, Tom did a superb review that I highly recommend that you go through as well. Apart from the lamentable circumstances in which this set has been connected to, it is commendable how this set introduces several new pieces that are believed to be only found in this set such as the Technic 3-Blade Rotor (32125) and the 1x2x1⅔ Brick w/ 2 studs 1-side (32952), both in Pearl Gold colors that replicate the Mandalay Bay Hotel’s signature architecture. Needless to say, the build also introduces an interesting building technique that captures the hotel’s unique design.

These Pearl Gold pieces are only found in the unreleased LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038).

No one knows exactly how many of these unreleased LEGO sets are out there – even a search over at eBay does not even yield any positive result. We may never see the LEGO Architecture Las Vegas (21038) grace our Skylines collection, but I am thankful that someone was kind enough to go out of his way to give us a closer look at this set that never was. Thanks also to Huw from Brickset for additional info.

Grab These Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets While You Still Can

If you’re a LEGO Star Wars completionists, or just keen on eyeing some of the LEGO Star Wars sets that were released recently, then you might need to consider planning your next LEGO purchase. Star Wars insider Rebelscum shared a reliable piece of info that you might find interesting, if not necessary in building your LEGO collection. We all know for a fact that LEGO sets have a certain “shelf life” in terms of their availability in LEGO stores and in the market in general. Approximately, LEGO sets are available to the public and are included in the LEGO production cue for up to 2 years. And according to Rebelscum’s sources including info from RetiringSets.com, the following are retiring LEGO Star Wars sets that you may want to keep an eye on if you are looking forward to having them to your collection.

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets
The first Master Builder set, the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) is due for retirement in December of this year. 

Though yet to be confirmed, do take note that the retirement of these sets is said to commence in December until the later part of 2021. So if you’re still looking forward to having the largest LEGO set around, then you still have until December next year to gather the determination (and cash) to make that purchase. If you see a couple of retiring LEGO Star Wars sets in this list that you are looking forward to having, then be kind enough to purchase these sets through the affiliate links below that will bring you over at LEGO Shop@Home. Your support will go along way in keeping The Brick Show website up and running.

The largest LEGO set ever made to be available – the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

Finally, as last note, I hope that scalpers will do the LEGO fan community a favor by not giving in to that urge of brick hoarding. Trust me, you’ll be a better person afterward.

This list is far from complete and may change without prior notice. However, knowing when these sets will possibly retire help us plan our LEGO purchases ahead.  Comment down below and tell us which among these retiring LEGO Star Wars sets do you still need to tick off from your list of must-haves.  Thanks again to Rebelscum for the tip.

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In December 2019

Ahch-To Island Training (75200)
Porg (75230)
Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary (75259)
Yoda’s Hut (75208)
Betrayal at Cloud City (75222)
Inferno Squad Battle Pack (75226)
Elite Praetorian Guard Battle Pack (75225)
Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)
X-Wing Starfighter (75218)
General Grievous Combat Speeder (75199)
Imperial Landing Craft (75221)
Rebel A-Wing Starfighter (75247)
Sith Infiltrator Microfighter (75224)
Droid Gunship (75233)
Death Star Escape (75229)
Escape Pod vs Dewback Microfighter (75228)
Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)
Action Battle Endor Assault (75238)
Naboo Starfighter Microfighter (75223)

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In July 2020

AT-AP Walker (75234)
Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter (75214)
TIE Fighter Attack (75237)

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In December 2020

X-Wing Starfighter Trench Run (75235)
Tantive IV (75244)
Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242)
Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)
Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary (75258)
Action Battle Hoth Generator Attack (75239)
Death Star (75159)
Sandcrawler (75220)
Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)
Slave I – 20th Anniversary (75243)
Millennium Falcon (75192)
Darth Vader’s Castle (75251)
Action Battle Echo Base Defense (75241)

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In December 2021

Boost Droid Commander (75253)

Build Your Own LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522)

Last month, I reported on another gift-with-purchase set that will accompany your next LEGO Star Wars purchase. So if you’re eyeing to buy that massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (tongue in cheek), or any particular Star Wars set of your fancy, then you might want to hold on to your horses for a bit. As of this posting, details about the availability of the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) is still scant – in fact, it was not even mentioned in this month’s LEGO Store Calendar. For all we know, this next LEGO freebie may be part of LEGO’s Triple Force Friday’s promotional in October, or we could see it released earlier – its all speculations at this point.

However, what we are certain about is that you can start building your own Mini Droid Commander with this set of instructions now available for download from LEGO’s Customer Service portal. LEGO was kind enough to upload the PDF file of this mini collectible’s building instructions ahead of the polybag’s release. Click on the images below or you may alternatively download it right here.

Mini Droid Commander (75522)

As you can see, the Mini Droid Commander has approximately 60 pieces, including the exclusive 2×8 20 Years of LEGO Star Wars commemorative plate. Apart from this, the rest of the pieces does not seem to be too hard to find. You may also replace the buzzsaw minifigure accessory if you do not have that yet in your inventory of LEGO parts.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) polybag in your local LEGO store. Just give us a heads-up if in case you spot this on your radar. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the tip.