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.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Designer Video

To celebrate the official debut of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), LEGO Designer Master Wes Talbott gives us a  behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that went through the creation of this nostalgic set. Watch the video below.

As a brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan designer Steve Guinness,  this latest LEGO Ideas offering features some of the ingenious ways of combining LEGO Technic and System elements from a technical perspective. Its functional key mechanisms are quite impressive because there are a total of 31 keys that you can actually press. These keys interact with the working type bar, brick-built carriage, and platen roller to give that authentic nostalgic feel of using an actual typewriter. Aesthetically, the choice of giving it a sand green color scheme was inspired by the office instruments used by LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter was actually based on the classic Erika-10 typewriter that once occupied the desktop space of the venerable founder.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) is slated to have an early VIP release on June 16, and to the rest of the public on July 1. If you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist, be sure to check out the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99 | Coming soon on July 1; with an early VIP release on June 16, 2021. 

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Officially Revealed!

After releasing a teaser earlier this week, LEGO has finally revealed the nostalgic and elegant LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327). From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder Steve Guinness from the UK, this next LEGO Ideas set pays tribute to one of the iconic office tools that are close to the heart of LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) comes in a sand green color scheme and mirrors the functions and tactility of a classic typewriter. There’s also a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, while its carriage actually moves across as you type. It also includes a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. There’s no mention of an optional Powered Up function similar to the Grand Piano (21323), so I guess LEGO intends to retain the Typewriter’s classic look and feel on this one.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

This latest LEGO Ideas set clocks in at 2,079 pieces and will retail for $200 once it releases on June 16 for LEGO VIP members, and on July 1 for the general public. Click on the following affiliate link  to know more, and to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99 | Coming soon on July 1; with an early VIP release on June 16, 2021. 

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

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 Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194) Now Up at LEGO Shop@Home

After making its debut over at Amazon France last week, LEGO’s home shopping portal has been updated to now include the LEGO Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194) set. Inspired by the upcoming Disney+ series Marvel What If…?, this set features an Iron Man Hulkbuster-like armor given a Sakaarian twist.

Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man

This set comes in at 369 pieces and is expected to retail for $35 once it is available beginning August 1, 2021. Check out the complete product description below and click on the following affiliate link if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194)

369 pieces | $34.99 | Minifigures include an alternate version of Tony Stark, Valkyrie, and The Watcher | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man

Take Marvel fans to a new dimension of build-and-play, imaginative adventure with LEGO® Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194). This landmark LEGO Marvel set lets kids aged 8 and up recreate scenes from the animated Marvel Studios’ What If…? series on Disney+ and explore new stories from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

New stories with iconic Super Hero characters
This exciting expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe features 3 minifigures – Tony Stark, Valkyrie, and The Watcher – and a buildable mech that can also be rebuilt into a powerful-looking car. Kids place the Tony Stark minifigure into the Sakaarian Iron Man mech. This mechanical giant is highly posable, allowing kids to twist and turn the mech as it advances into Super Hero action. When there’s a need for speed, kids rebuild the mighty mech into a power-packed vehicle and race off for more amazing adventures.

  • This LEGO® Marvel Tony Stark’s Sakaarian Iron Man (76194) set brings Marvel Studios’ What If…? TV series to life and takes kids to a new dimension of build-and-play, imaginative adventures.
  • Includes Tony Stark, Valkyrie, and The Watcher minifigures, plus a buildable mech that can also be rebuilt into a powerful-looking vehicle.
  • Kids place the Tony Stark minifigure into the highly posable Sakaarian Iron Man mech ready for Super Hero action. When there’s a need for speed, the mech can be rebuilt into a power-packed car.
  • Put kids aged 8+ who love Marvel Studios’ What If…?, on Disney+, and the Marvel films at the center of the latest Super Hero action with the terrifically transformable Sakaarian Iron Man mech.
  • The posable mech stands over 5 in. (15 cm) tall and rebuilds into a Tony Stark-style race car.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Video Teaser

Our next LEGO Ideas set is about to officially be revealed soon, with LEGO releasing a video teaser hinting at the arrival of its 3rd LEGO Ideas set of 2021 – the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327).

As a fan-submitted entry by LEGO fan builder Steve Guinness over at the LEGO Ideas platform, this brick-built classic typewriter managed to win the approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team during the Third 2019 Review Stage.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

According to sources from brick street, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter is quite a hefty one, clocking in at 2,078 pieces making it the sixth-largest LEGO Ideas set in the theme. It is also rumored to come in a predominant sand green color, as opposed to being gray like how Steve intended it to be. I’m not quite sure about it, but it is also rumored that the choice of presenting it in sand green was influenced by the classic Erika-10 typewriter that Ole Kirk once used in the 1930s.

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter 21327 may also follow a similar color scheme as that of the classic Erika-10 typewriter.

Additionally, with an expected retail price of $200, it may also suggest that the Typewriter may also feature certain Powered Up functions similar to what it did with the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323). I just hope that this is an optional upgrade of sorts since I am already content with the original design’s working keytop and typebars without the added hardware.

The official release date of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter is also said to be slated for June 16 next week so it is expected that more info might come out this week after the initial teaser. Aside from the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), we can also expect its contemporaries like the LEGO Ideas Home Alone: McCallister’s House and LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary sets are already in their pre-production stages considering that these two product ideas were also approved to become official LEGO sets alongside the Typewriter. Hopefully will find more info about these before the end of the 3rd quarter.

In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs with us for more updates about this next upcoming LEGO Ideas set.

Don’t Forget These LEGO Store Promos This June

Just a quick reminder in case you missed our previous post regarding the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar. Because if you intend to make the most out of your next LEGO purchase this month, then be sure not to miss out on these LEGO Store promos.

Free LEGO Blue VIP Keychain (854090)

If in case you are not yet a LEGO VIP member yet, then registering to be one surely has its perks. Because starting today, you’ll get an exclusive LEGO Blue VIP Keychain (854090) as an incentive for signing up as a LEGO VIP member.  It features a monochromatic blue LEGO minifigure and a LEGO logo piece on a keychain. The best part is that there’s no extra cost to be part of the LEGO VIP program. This special VIP keychain promo will run until the end of this year or until supplies last. Simply head over to the VIP link at your LEGO.com account to know more.

 

Free LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490)

LEGO Store Promos

Throughout this month, LEGO is paying it forward to all LEGO and LEGO Ninjago fans by offering a free LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary BrickHeadz (40490) set to those whose next LEGO Ninjago purchase will total $85 or more. The exclusive collectible BrickHeadz set features three iconic Ninjago characters: Golden Lloyd, Nya Samurai X, and Firstbourne Dragon. Be sure to grab this promo as well if you’re planning to get the latest LEGO Ninjago sets available today at LEGO Shop@Home.

 

Free LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (30343) polybag

And if you’re excited to get this next wave of LEGO Speed Champions summer 2021 sets, then you’ll be glad to know that starting today, LEGO is throwing in a nice polybag incentive along with it. Because for a single-receipt purchase of any LEGO set worth $40 and above, you’ll get a free LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (30343) polybag added automatically to your shopping cart. This polybag version of its larger counterpart, the LEGO Speed Champions McLaren Elva (76902), comes in at  85 pieces will be offered both in-store and online starting today and until June 20, 2021.

So what new LEGO set are you planning to get today? What do you think of these June LEGO Store Promos? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

More LEGO Disney Summer 2021 Sets Revealed at LEGO Shop@Home

Last month, LEGO has started rolling out its summer 2021 sets over its online shopping portal. And this time around, LEGO servers have been updated once again to now include more LEGO Disney summer 2021 sets all scheduled to be available for purchase starting August 1st.

These additional LEGO Disney summer 2021 sets take their cue from some of the most iconic Disney animated films including Frozen, Rapunzel, and Beauty & the Beast. What most LEGO collectors may find interesting is the introduction of micro-characters as part of LEGO Disney’s Storybook Adventures subtheme. These micro-characters (somewhat like miniaturized versions of the LEGO mini-doll) are the first of their kind in this theme.

If you wish to find out more about these sets, just head over to LEGO Shop@Home by clicking the following links below.

 

Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana’s Storybook Adventures (43193)

130 pieces | $24.99 | Micro character figures include Cinderella, Tiana, Belle, Ariel, Gus, Lumiere, plus a dolphin and frog figures.

LEGO Disney Summer 2021

 

Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Wonderland (43194)

154 pieces | $39.99 | Mini-dolls include Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and 3 Snowgie figures.

LEGO Disney Summer 2021

 

Belle and Rapunzel’s Royal Stables (43195)

239 pieces | $49.99 | Mini-dolls include Belle, Rapunzel, and 2 horse figures.

LEGO Disney Summer 2021

 

Belle and the Beast’s Castle (43196)

505 pieces | $79.99 | Mini-dolls include 2 versions of Belle and Prince.

LEGO Disney Summer 2021

 

More Details on What to Expect From LEGO CON 2021

LEGO is all set to launch its first-ever online fan convention dubbed as LEGO CON. And after an initial teaser last week, LEGO is slowly building the hype by giving us a glimpse of the many things to expect once the virtual convention commences on June 26.

LEGO’s tweet hints at the various set announcements that are about to happen on LEGO CON. The most noticeable of this is understandably coming from the LEGO Star Wars front. I feel that it may lean towards the reveal of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship, which was ultimately selected by most fans during the LEGO Ideas Fan Vote back from February last year. There will also be a detailed presentation on the latest LEGO Super Mario sets for the 2nd half of the year, including the new Adventures With Luigi Starter Course (71387) and a host of others.  I’m not really sure what LEGO has in mind with its LEGO Technic and Harry Potter presentations, but my best guess is that it might include possible building activities (competition perhaps) involving some of the new sets under these themes. Newer LEGO City sets will also be placed under the spotlight, especially since LEGO has invited an astronaut to grace the occasion. And those fans who will be watching online will also have the chance to participate in a live Q&A with designers of the LEGO Minecraft theme, and with Mojang’s Chief Brand Officer, Ms. Lydia Winters.

We can also be sure that LEGO has plenty of surprises in store during that 90-minute presentation. This includes the promise of more exclusive set reveals and other amazing guests. I’m still dwelling on the thought that the LEGO CON’s 2×2 brick logo may still have a connection to any sets, or activities that will be featured during the free, live online event. So be sure to mark June 26 on your calendars, and check your corresponding local time. For more updates, visit and bookmark the LEGO CON website.

New LEGO Star Wars Sets Inspired by The Clone Wars, Officially Revealed

A couple of days ago, a Japanese LEGO online catalog gave us our first look at some of the new LEGO Star Wars sets that we can expect this summer. And as it turns out, LEGO has finally made it official and revealed two of these sets via its online shopping portal.

Inspired by the highly popular animated series The Clone Wars, The Duel on Mandalore (75310), and the Mandalorian Starfighter (75316), with the latter featuring new and exclusive minifigure versions of Bo-Katan, Gar Saxon, and a Mandalorian Loyalist. Both of these sets are slated to be available starting August 1, 2021.

Read on for their official product descriptions, together with a closer look at these high-res images. Click on these affiliate links if you want to add these new LEGO Star Wars sets to your LEGO wishlist.

 

Duel on Mandalore (75310)

147 pieces | $19.99  

New LEGO Star Wars Sets

 

Young fans can reimagine thrilling action from Star Wars: The Clone Wars with this portable Duel on Mandalore buildable playset (75310). It features a LEGO® brick-built throne with a secret drawer containing a blaster pistol, plus a decorative surround including a pop-out window element – ideal for throwing a LEGO minifigure through! Kids will also love the Mandalorian vault for imprisoning Darth Maul.

Exciting battles
The set includes 2 LEGO minifigures: Ahsoka Tano with 2 lightsabers and Darth Maul with a double-bladed lightsaber for action-packed duels. A super gift idea for young Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans, it comes with step-by-step instructions so even LEGO newcomers can enjoy the building experience.

Awesome building toys for kids
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars™ universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars has become its most successful theme, with a variety of fun sets to excite creative kids and adults too.

  • Kids will love recreating epic lightsaber battles from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and playing out their own action-packed stories with this Duel on Mandalore (75310) building toy.
  • Includes 2 LEGO® minifigures: Ahsoka Tano with 2 lightsabers and Darth Maul with a double-bladed lightsaber to play out battles.
  • Features a buildable throne with a secret drawer containing a blaster pistol, a decorative surround including a pop-out window element, plus a Mandalorian vault with space for a LEGO® minifigure.
  • Awesome for solo or group play, this building toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift or fun treat for creative kids aged 7 and up who are into Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • The throne measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 3 in. (8 cm) wide and 2.5 in. (7 cm) deep, so this compact set will fit easily in a child’s backpack ready for play wherever they go.

 

Mandalorian Starfighter (75316)

544 pieces | $59.99

New LEGO Star Wars Sets

Let kids create a detailed, buildable LEGO® model of a Mandalorian Starfighter (75316) and relive memorable Star Wars: The Clone Wars action. It features an opening LEGO minifigure cockpit for 2 LEGO minifigures, 2 stud shooters, 2 spring-loaded shooters, and adjustable wings – rotate them vertically for landing or fold them down and rotate the cockpit for an authentic streamlined flight formation.

Epic adventures
There are 3 new-for-August-2021 LEGO minifigures of Mandalorian warriors Bo-Katan Kryze, Gar Saxon, and a Mandalorian Loyalist, plus 5 blaster pistols and a jetpack for each minifigure to spark children’s imaginations. This fun building toy includes step-by-step instructions and makes an awesome gift for Star Wars™ fans and any creative kid.

Galaxy of fun
The LEGO Group has been recreating starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars has become its most successful theme with wonderful sets to delight fans of all ages.

  • Passionate Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans will love building and playing with this highly detailed LEGO® brick version of a Mandalorian Starfighter (75316).
  • Includes 3 new-for-August-2021 LEGO® minifigures: Bo-Katan Kryze, Gar Saxon, and a Mandalorian Loyalist, all with blaster pistols (5 in total) and jetpacks, to inspire imaginative play.
  • Features an opening 2 LEGO® minifigure cockpit, 2 stud shooters, 2 spring-loaded shooters, and adjustable wings – rotate vertically for landing; fold them down and rotate the cockpit for flight mode.
  • Great for solo or group play, this fun, action-packed building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift, or special surprise for creative kids aged 9 and up.
  • The Mandalorian Starfighter measures over 2.5 in. (6 cm) high, 13 in. (33 cm) long, and 11.5 in. (30 cm) wide and makes a striking display piece between playtime missions.

WATCH: LEGO Botanical Collection Bird of Paradise (10289) Designer Video

LEGO has released a designer video that highlights the intricate beauty of its next, closer-to-life build in the form of the LEGO Botanical Collection Bird of Paradise (10289). Watch as LEGO designer Chris McVeigh gives us a walkthrough of the creative process that brought us this lovely brick-built creation.

Launched earlier this year, the LEGO Botanical Collection is an 18+ subtheme under the LEGO Creator Expert line.  Initially starting with two sets namely the Flower Bouquet (10280) and the Bonsai Tree (10281), the subtheme had further expanded including the Bird of Paradise (10289). These sets are designed to be an excellent centerpiece for any LEGO collection and provide plenty of relaxing building activities for any adult LEGO fan.

For more information about the LEGO Botanical Collection Bird of Paradise (10289) set, be sure to click the following affiliate link below. You may also add this to your LEGO wishlist so that you can be notified once the set becomes available for purchase starting August 1, 2021.

LEGO Botanical Collection Bird of Paradise (10289)

1,173 pieces | $99.99 | Coming Soon on August 1, 2021

One of the world’s most eye-catching plants, the Bird of Paradise can grow up to two meters tall. Now you can build your own tribute to this exceptional flower with the LEGO® Bird of Paradise (10289) building kit.

A beautiful centerpiece for home or office
Unlike a real flower, this plant doesn’t need watering – making it a top gift idea for plant lovers. The flowers and leaves can be repositioned, allowing you to style the plant to create your own unique Bird of Paradise display. With surprising LEGO elements, it makes a great conversation starter – do you see the little purple LEGO swords used to make the flower’s stamens?

A rewarding project
Part of the LEGO Botanical Collection for adults, this set offers you the chance to unwind by creating a beautiful flower decor piece to display. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for the best LEGO sets for adults. Take a look at the other collectible sets in the series including the LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280) and the LEGO Bonsai Tree (10281).

  • The LEGO® Bird of Paradise (10289) model building set is a unique gift or mindful project for anyone who loves botanical decor, flowers, and plants, or building creatively with LEGO pieces.
  • Use the repositionable flowers and leaves to style the Bird of Paradise model and create your own display piece, presented in a black LEGO® flowerpot.
  • Check out the unexpected LEGO® elements incorporated into the design, like the purple LEGO swords that make the flower stamens.
  • This LEGO® Bird of Paradise is ideal for adults who love interesting LEGO building projects. Looking for the best LEGO gift sets for adults? This set also makes a great gift for plant lovers.
  • As a guide, the tallest leaf limb measures over 18 in. (46 cm) high, and the flowerpot measures over 5 in. (13 cm) in diameter.