LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006746) VIP Gift Now Available

LEGO VIP members are in for a treat starting this week. Because as mentioned in the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, from June 21 to 30, 2021, LEGO VIP members in the US can now get the LEGO Swing Ship Ride (50067546) as their next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set.

Every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO sets or products worth $85 during the promo period, will entitle you to this nice Children’s Day giveaway. The set clocks in at 152 pieces with a retail value of $13, and features a movable swing ship on what seems to be an 8×8 base. It also comes with a 2×4 tile with a message, Happy Children’s Day 2021. I’m not quite sure if the tile is printed, but it will be nice if LEGO can throw in an exclusively printed piece.

If you also noticed, the June 2021 LEGO Store Calendar has initially shown that the tile piece mentions a LEG GODT 2021 message (which means Play Well in Danish). Frankly, I prefer this particular version since it captures the essence of what it means to play with LEGO bricks. In any case, I guess that there might be regional variations with regards to this LEGO Swing Ship Ride (5006746) GWP considering that Children’s Day in the US is usually celebrated in June.

Whatever message it carries, the Swing Ship Ride is still a great freebie to have this month. Feel free to share in the comments below your first impression of this set, especially if you already received yours.

LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars (40486) Spotted

After officially revealing the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstars (10282) brick-built trainer, it looks like LEGO is planning to offer a miniature version of this display set. Its much smaller counterpart, the LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars (40486), has been spotted in the wild and is expected to be offered alongside its larger cousin.

Image courtesy of the Brickfinder.
Image courtesy of the Brickfinder.

Shared by Brickfinder, this particular LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars set was believed to be spotted in South Korea as shared by a fellow eagle-eyed LEGO fan. Details are scant regarding its availability in other regions but after seeing it teased by LEGO via the designer video for set 10282, then we can be confident that it might be available worldwide as well. I’m inclined to believe that LEGO has plans of offering it as a gift-with-purchase (GWP) set to accompany the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstars (10282) on its launch date in July 1, 2021.

LEGO Mini Adidas Originals Superstars

I personally like how this mini-version turned out, starting from its box art and to the brick-built mini-shoe and minifigure. If you will look closely at the minifigure via the designer video, you might notice the sticker outline on its 2×4 shoebox costume. I have to say that it is way better if LEGO opted for a printed version of this. It’s nice to see this little guy along with other collectible minifigure characters such as the Brick Suit Girl and Brick Suit Guy from LEGO CMF Series 18 (71021). But I guess we just have to wait and see until next month to get a closer look.

In case you missed it, head over to LEGO Shop@Home to know more about the LEGO Adidas Originals Superstars (10282). Special thanks once again to the Brickfinder for sharing these images.

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 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.

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 Builds Life-Sized LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

If building two life-sized, brick-built models of some of the most venerable supercars in the world is not enough, then perhaps building another one will be very much welcomed. Following the tracks of 2019’s McLaren’s Senna and 2018’s Bugatti’s Chiron, now comes another LEGO masterpiece in the form of this 1:1 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 made out of LEGO Technic pieces.

Requiring more than 400,000 LEGO Technic pieces to build, this replica of the latest supercar from Lamborghini weighed in at 2.2 tons and required 8,660 hours of production and development hours. Here’s a quick fact sheet on what was required to create this jaw-dropping brick spectacle.

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37

Similar to its predecessors, this life-sized model also celebrates the release of its much smaller cousin, albeit on a much grander scale, the LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) from last year. For the life-sized model, over 154 different types of LEGO elements were required to give the model its futuristic elegance and unmistakable silhouette and details.

Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at the LEGO Group said:

“Our designers love a challenge, so you can imagine their delight when we tasked them to think slightly larger than normal with this model. They jumped at the chance of teaming up with our amazing designers and engineers from our model production workshop at the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic who build these impressive life-size models and really pushing the boundaries of what can be done with LEGO Technic. The creativity that the system allows meant it was possible to really do justice to the exceptional design of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37.”

Unlike the Chiron and Senna, this life-sized LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián will most likely not hit the road for a tour and exhibit because of the pandemic. But thankfully, LEGO offers us a virtual behind-the-scenes look at how this brick masterpiece was developed, and you may also read the LEGO Group’s official press release for more information.

The 1:8 LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115) is now available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $379.99