At Last, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collector’s Edition (76391) Arrives in North America; Check Shop@Home US

For the rest of the world, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collector’s Edition (76391) has already been available for buyers. For North America, the wait has been quite tedious. The tired old “shipping delay” issue has been a plague on hot upcoming LEGO sets, particularly this. Becoming pre-orderable on LEGO Shop@Home US back in September 2 has helped but not much. The new release date of September 15, the middle of this month, seemed so far away still. But it’s the middle of September now. And NA LEGO Potter-fans can now rejoice that Hogwarts Icons (76391) is at last available.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons-Collectors' Edition

Check out the online listing immediately and be relieved in the vivid green letters saying “Available now.” LEGO Harry Potter collectors celebrating the theme’s 20th anniversary will likely not be put off by the $249.99 asking price. They are after all getting brick-built reproductions of major items/artifacts/relics from the “Harry Potter” franchise. And of course, that buildable Hedwig is magnificent.

But that’s not everything. A single purchase of Hogwarts Icons – Collector’s Edition (76391) before September ends will sufficiently qualify for an extended GWP. Yep, LEGO Ideas Sailboat Adventure (40487) is still around. It’s only until the end of the month, so better make it quick.

LEGO Shop@Home Puts Up Listings for Santa’s Sleigh (40499) and Mini Disney Castle (40478)

Last week we got the first glimpses of two LEGO sets, one seasonal and the other licensed. The Christmas seasonal set, Santa’s Sleigh (40499) was spotted on a Malaysian online retailer. The licensed set, LEGO Mini Disney Castle (40478) was first seen clearly in full via promotional images from LEGO Stores Mexico. Just over a week later, both sets now have filled-up listings on LEGO Shop@Home. We can thus finally learn their respective prices and common release date. Indeed, these two are part of the October 1 product blitz. Collectors aiming for them won’t have to wait for very long.

Santa’s Sleigh (40499) – Christmas seasonal set

343 pieces | $36.99 | Coming soon on October 1

Get a guaranteed visit from Santa! LEGO® Santa’s Sleigh (40499) is the perfect pre-Christmas present to bring festive cheer to homes. Kids and grown-ups alike will love building and displaying the ornate sleigh, which comes with 4 reindeer figures. The sleigh is loaded with gifts including a guitar, a pair of skis and a teddy. Naturally, Santa has a list to see who’s been good this year! Kids can even challenge their friends to a treasure hunt. Will they discover the hidden Christmas treats?

  • LEGO® Santa’s Sleigh (40499) brings a splash of brick-built festive cheer to homes. Fun to build and display, this pre-Christmas gift is guaranteed to delight.
  • Includes a Santa minifigure, 4 reindeer figures with removable, decorated saddles, 8 buildable, ‘wrapped’ gifts, plus a guitar, a pair of skis and a teddy bear.
  • Santa’s sleigh, including reindeer train, measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 11.5 in. (30 cm) long and 2.5 in. (7 cm) wide.
Mini Disney Castle (40478) – mini-scale version of LEGO Disney Castle (71040)

567 pieces | $36.99 | Coming soon on October 1

Celebrate the Walt Disney World® Resort’s 50th anniversary with this LEGO® ǀ Disney Mini Disney Castle (40478) set! Fans of Disney’s flagship Magic Kingdom® Park can recreate the iconic Walt Disney World® Resort Cinderella Castle, complete with pearlized golden tower tops, opalescent blue rooftop cones and a vintage-style Mickey Mouse minifigure. This unique display piece makes a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays or other celebrations.

  • Disney fans of all ages will love this beautiful miniature of the flagship Walt Disney World® Resort Cinderella Castle attraction from Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park in Florida, and a vintage-style Mickey Mouse minifigure.
  • A great gift idea for ages 12 and up, this 567-piece building set makes a unique addition to any Disney collection.
  • Measuring over 8 in. (21 cm) high, 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide and 5.5 in. (13 cm) deep, this LEGO® ǀ Disney Mini Disney Castle makes a striking display piece standing on a mantelpiece or shelf in your home or office.

LEGO Creator Expert Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) Officially Announced

After giving a teaser over its social media channel, the LEGO Group has officially announced its next collaboration with streaming giant Netflix. The LEGO Creator Expert Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) is now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home and is expected to be released in October.

Fans of the life-changing series will surely be glad to see the iconic team of makeover experts now given the official LEGO treatment. For those unfamiliar with the show, The Queer Eye features the colorful cast of lifestyle and fashion experts collectively known as the Fab 5.  The show originally aired back in 2003 and was eventually given a reboot by Netflix last 2018.

This LEGO rendition of the highly popular series features the interior of the Fab 5’s original Atlanta loft, similar to what LEGO did with its TV-inspired predecessor, the LEGO Creator Expert The FRIENDS Apartments (10292).

The LEGO Creator Expert Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) clocks in at 974 pieces and will retail for a hundred dollars once it is made available to the public on October 1. For now, be sure to take a closer look at this set by clicking on the link below. Read on to know its official product description and check out these photos as well.

LEGO Creator Expert Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291)

974 pieces | $99.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2021

Calling all fans of the Queer Eye TV show on Netflix! Get ready to be your true self as you join the Fab 5 for a rewarding building project with this LEGO® Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) set. As you recreate all the details that make up the interior of the Fab 5’s original Atlanta loft, you’ll discover lots of features from the show with tributes to each of the Fab 5’s special talents. There’s a kitchen island for Antoni, a clothing rack for Tan, Jonathan’s swivel salon chair, and Karamo’s couch and scrapbook. And this space is Bobby-approved as he helped design this very special LEGO interior.

Enjoy a moment of self-care
No episode of Queer Eye would be complete without a makeover. So, as well as including minifigure versions of each of the Fab 5 (plus Bruley the dog), this buildable model includes 2 Kathi Dooley (a very special guest from a very special episode!) minifigures. There’s also a transformation chamber feature to recreate Kathi’s emotional ‘before and ‘after’ reveals.

  • It’s time to give back to yourself as you enjoy a rewarding project, building a displayable model version of The Fab 5 Loft from the award-winning Queer Eye TV show on Netflix.
  • Discover a host of beautiful and authentic details from the TV show packed into this LEGO® Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) set like the big TV, kitchen, living room, and grooming station. 
  • Pure perfection! This set includes minifigure versions of each of the Fab 5, plus a Bruley figure. There are also 2 Kathi Dooley minifigures, showing her before and after her makeover.
  • Makes a top gift for any fan of the Queer Eye TV show, or anyone who loves TV show memorabilia and collectibles. And of course, it also makes a well-deserved treat for yourself.
  • Measures over 3.5 in. (9 cm) high, 13.5 in. (35 cm) wide, and 8.5 in. (21 cm) deep.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) Now Up at US LEGO Shop@Home

After making its debut via LEGO’s regional portal in Asia, LEGO has officially announced and listed this year’s seasonal winter village set. The LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) is now up at LEGO Shop@Home in the US, slated to be available beginning next month, with early VIP access on September 16.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

Coming in at 1,445 pieces this year’s winter village set puts the spotlight once again on the lengths that Santa will go through to add that holiday cheer to all that is expecting his visit. It was 2014 since we last saw him added to a LEGO Creator Expert winter village set in the form of Santa’s Workshop (10245), so it’s great to see a LEGO model that is built around his character.

And of course, the model itself is perfect for a seasonal display piece and will look great with other winter village sets that you might have. The angled build is really clever since it gives the model a sort of depth and a certain degree of realism. I love the combination of white and light royal blue for its exterior, and the tons of holiday details in the interior. The set comes with four minifigures featuring Dad, Mom, a little girl, and Santa.

Read more about the LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) below and if you wish to be notified on its arrival in October, you may want to head over to LEGO.com and this to your wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293)

1,445 pieces | $99.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2021. Early VIP access on September 16, 2021.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293) LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas Eve, get the festive season off to a magical start with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) model building set. It’s the ideal way to spend quality time with a cozy project for adults and families. Build the intricate Christmas house and explore all of the model’s jolly features before placing it on display.

A build packed with traditions Spot all the ingredients that make Christmas Eve so special. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and even a place setting for him at the dining table. The exterior is equally detailed. See the Christmas tree, which lights up when you press down gently on the treetop. Extra details complete the cheerful scene with presents, a mailbox, and brick-built boughs under the ‘snow’-topped roof.

A Christmas building project to savor Santa’s Visit is part of the LEGO Winter Village Collection; a collection of buildable model kits for adults that celebrate the festive season.

  • Enjoy a magical Christmas build with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) building kit. Explore all the traditional details of Santa’s Visit with an enchanting Christmas house model to display.
  • Includes 4 minifigures with dad, mom, girl, and Santa so you can recreate endless cozy family Christmas Eve scenes. See Santa drop through the large chimney into the fireplace.
  • Enjoy spotting all the festive details of the intricate interior. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and gifts hidden around the house.
  • This model looks amazing from all angles, making it a perfect seasonal display piece. See the cute kitchen with its sweet brick-built stand mixer.
  • Add a festive glow to your Christmas Eve scene. The Christmas tree features a light brick (with battery included) that lights up when you press the top.
  • Looking for top Christmas gift ideas? This model building kit is ideal for LEGO® fans or any adult or family who’d love to receive a model building kit with a beautiful display piece to enjoy.
  • This collectible Christmas house measures over 7.5 in. (19 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 6.5 in. (16 cm) deep. The rear roof moves outwards giving further access to the upper floor bedroom. 

LEGO Marvel Eternals Sets Confirmed for October Release

The LEGO Marvel Eternals sets now have a confirmed released date, as confirmed by LEGO’s home shopping portal. LEGO Shop@Home has now officially listed these four tie-in sets, with a release date of October 1st.

Though images of these sets were well-circulated online several months ago, their official product descriptions now give us a better look at what to expect from them once they are made available next month. And the timing of the release couldn’t be better considering that MCU’s Eternals will finally arrive in theaters come November 5th.

There is no option to pre-order the LEGO Marvel Eternals sets, but you may want to add these to your LEGO wishlist right now. And while you’re at it, check out their official images below. You may also click on their respective affiliate links for full product descriptions.

Eternals’ Aerial Assault (76145)

133 pieces | $9.99 | Minifigures include Sprite and Ikaris

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Deviant Ambush! (76154)

197 pieces | 24.99 | Minifigures include Thena, Makkari, and Gilgamesh

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In Arishem’s Shadow (76155)

493 pieces | $59.99 | Minifigures include Ajak, Kingo, Ikaris, Sersi

LEGO Marvel Eternals

LEGO Marvel Eternals

 

Rise of the Domo (76156)

1,040 pieces | $89.99 | Minifigures include Phastos, Makkari, Druig, Sersi, Thena, and Ikaris

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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collectors’ Edition (76391) Now Available for Pre-Order

Last week, LEGO announced the apparent delay of its highly anticipated LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collectors’ Edition (76391) set. If you recall, the initial plan was to have this LEGO 18+ set released today. But due to unavoidable shipping delays, its official release date will be moved two weeks later on September 15. It’s a bit disappointing actually, especially for those who are eagerly waiting to build and display this magnificent set.

Thankfully, LEGO Shop@Home has opted to offer a kind of consolation to fans. Because starting today, you may now pre-order the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collectors’ Edition (76391) over at LEGO’s home shopping portal. Take note however that this pre-order opportunity is only available online, so expect that this set might end up being in backorder status rather quickly.

Click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to pre-order this set right now. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collectors’ Edition (76391) clocks in at 3,010 pieces and retails for $250

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons – Collectors’ Edition (76391)

Pre-order this item today, it will ship from September 15, 2021

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Icons – Collectors’ Edition is a recreation of some of the series’ most memorable imagery, brought together in a celebratory display piece created with adult enthusiasts in mind.

A captivating collection of magical mementos
This homage to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter features many iconic artifacts in a single, stunning model. There’s Harry’s wand and glasses; Ron’s chocolate frog; Hermione’s potion tray containing 5 bottles of potions and magical ingredients (including Gillyweed, Felix Felicis ‘liquid luck’ and Polyjuice); Tom Riddle’s diary; the Golden Snitch; and a school scarf (customizable to suit any Hogwarts™ House). On top of this enchanting ensemble sits Hedwig™ the owl, holding a much-coveted invitation to Hogwarts. This fascinating model is accompanied by 3 exclusive golden minifigures – Albus Dumbledore™, Minerva McGonagall™, and Rubeus Hagrid™ – and a display stand with a decorated tile celebrating 20 years of LEGO Harry Potter.

  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Icons – Collectors’ Edition (76391) is a build-and-display homage to the Wizarding World, created with adult Harry Potter enthusiasts in mind.
  • Includes iconic artifacts: Harry’s wand and glasses, a tray of potions, Tom Riddle’s diary, the Golden Snitch, a Hogwarts™ scarf, Hedwig™ carrying an invitation to Hogwarts™ and more.
  • Also includes 3 exclusive anniversary golden minifigures – Albus Dumbledore™, Minerva McGonagall™, and Rubeus Hagrid™ – and a stand decorated with a tile celebrating 20 years of LEGO® Harry Potter™.
  • This rewarding project provides a hands-on, stress-relieving building experience, as 3,010 LEGO® bricks gradually transform into a stunning, full-size evocation of the Harry Potter™ universe.
  • This captivating construction project makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present, or personal treat for any model-making enthusiast or adult fan of the Harry Potter™ movies.
  • Measuring over 17.5 in. (44 cm) high, 19.5 in. (50 cm) wide, and 13 in. (33 cm) deep, this stunning model provides an attractive conversation piece for any home or workplace.

LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou – FC Barcelona (10284) Now Available

After hinting at the arrival of yet another LEGO Creator Expert that will surely appeal to LEGO adult fans,  LEGO has finally made it official and has now listed the LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou – FC Barcelona (10284) over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Coming in at a whopping 5,509 pieces this next LEGO Creator Expert set retails for $349.99. Similar to how LEGO offered the  LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford-Manchester United (10272) from last year, this brick-built replica of Camp Nou comes with an exclusive VIP promotional set in the form of the LEGO FC Barcelona Celebration (40485).

Read on for its official product description together with a closer look at what this 18+ set has to offer. You may also opt to click on the following link below if you’re ready to add this to your LEGO online shopping cart.

LEGO Creator Expert Camp Nou – FC Barcelona (10284)

5,509 pieces | $349.99 | VIP: Get this FC Barcelona Celebration gift with purchase of Camp Nou stadium  

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FC Barcelona fans will love showing their passion for one of the world’s most celebrated soccer clubs with this rewarding building project. Build all the details of the mighty Camp Nou Stadium like the Lateral stand with its iconic ‘Més Que Un Club’ motto and the covered Tribuna stand, with press booths, plus the pitch itself. The model splits into 5 sections for access to each area.

Packed with details
FC Barcelona fans know how to show their loyalty to their club and this stadium model does just the same! Use the LEGO® elements and sticker sheet to add realistic touches to your Camp Nou stadium model – like the Barça signs, Catalan flag, and scoreboards. With a players’ tunnel, VIP entrance, and team bus, there are plenty of details to spot.

Bring your passions to life
This set is part of a collection of LEGO buildable models for adults who appreciate elegant design. It offers a rewarding project or top gift for any FC Barcelona fan or collector of soccer memorabilia.

  • This spectacular set delivers a rewarding build for adult FC Barcelona fans. Soccer fans will love creating a faithful LEGO® collectible model of FC Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou stadium.
  • See the faithful interpretation of the pitch, stands, and entrance in this LEGO® Camp Nou – FC Barcelona 10284 building set. The model splits into 5 sections for access to each area.
  • Extra details bring the excitement of matchday to life. See the press booths, players’ tunnel, and team bus, plus banners and flags in the FC Barcelona club colors.
  • This FC Barcelona stadium LEGO® building kit for adults makes for a top gift for anyone who loves soccer memorabilia, FC Barcelona merchandise, and collectibles.
  • Measures over 8 in. (20 cm) high, 19 in. (49 cm) wide, and 18 in. (46 cm) deep, making an eye-catching display model.

New LEGO Batman Batmobile Tumbler Sets Now Available for Pre-Order

After making their initial appearance over at third-party retailer sites, LEGO Shop@Home has made it official. Two new LEGO Batman Batmobile Tumbler sets are now available for pre-order at LEGO Shop@Home.

These new sets, the larger 18+ LEGO LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240) and the LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239) are both slated to be released on November 1 and October 1 respectively. I expect that the former will be a hit to LEGO collectors especially if you missed out on its 2014 predecessor. In case you want to secure these Instagram-worthy sets, then LEGO is giving fans the opportunity of pre-ordering them starting today.

Check out the following official images and product descriptions below, and while you’re at it, you may want to click on their respective LEGO Shop@Home links as well.

LEGO Batman Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239)

422 pieces | $39.99 | Pre-order this item today, it will ship from October 1, 2021

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LEGO® DC Batman™ Batmobile™ Tumbler: Scarecrow™ Showdown (76239) puts high-octane, super-hero style and action into kids’ hands.

The ultimate, armored crime-fighting machine
The Tumbler Batmobile™ from the Dark Knight™ trilogy of Batman movies is one of the most iconic, battle-ready vehicles in cinema history. It has an opening roof, which provides access to the driver and passenger seats and control panel. There are 2 stud shooters fitted to the front of the vehicle. There’s even somewhere to store the Batarang™. 2 minifigures are included: Batman, with a Batarang, grappling gun, and alternative ‘nightmare’ head; and the Scarecrow, with a stud shooter and toxic fear gas canister. When the battle action is over for the day, the Tumbler Batmobile looks awesome on display in kids’ rooms.

  • LEGO® DC Batman™ Batmobile™ Tumbler: Scarecrow™ Showdown (76239) puts high-octane, super-hero style and action into kids’ hands with the awesome, armored Tumbler Batmobile™.
  • Includes a buildable Tumbler Batmobile™, plus Batman™ and the Scarecrow™ minifigures with weapons. An alternative ‘nightmare’ head for Batman inspires even more play possibilities.
  • Young action heroes can roar through GOTHAM CITY™ in the ultimate, armored crime-fighting machine and battle an iconic villain from the Batman™ movies.
  • This buildable Tumbler toy makes a spectacular birthday or holiday gift for fans of Batman™ and cool cars aged 8 and up.
  • The vehicle measures over 2.5 in. (7 cm) high, 7.5 in. (19 cm) long, and 4.5 in. (12 cm) wide and combines easily with other LEGO® DC Batman™ sets.

 

LEGO Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240)

2,049 pieces | $229.99 | Pre-order this item today, it will ship from November 1, 2021

LEGO Batman Tumbler

LEGO® DC Batman™ Batmobile™ Tumbler (76240) will stretch your construction skills and capture the style of one of the most iconic vehicles in cinema history.

The ultimate, armored crime-fighting machine
The impressive build-and-display Tumbler from the Dark Knight™ trilogy of Batman movies features an opening roof, which provides access to the driver and passenger seats and control panel. Batman and The Joker™ minifigures are included with a stand. With a sturdy base to display the finished model at its best, your recreation of the Tumbler will provide pleasure long after the hands-on work has been completed.

Adult LEGO kits
Rediscover the joy of creative construction with adult LEGO building sets. Satisfying to build and stunning to display, adult LEGO kits make great birthday presents, holiday gifts, and personal treats for any fan of model making or comic-book culture.

  • Build and display one of cinema’s most iconic vehicles with LEGO® DC Batman™ Batmobile™ Tumbler (76240) – a captivating LEGO brick model created with adults in mind.
  • Includes a buildable Tumbler Batmobile™ withstand, plus Batman™ and The Joker™ minifigures.
  • This armored crime-fighting machine is a collectible piece of Batman™ memorabilia that will provide great satisfaction long after the hands-on, creative construction work is over.
  • If you’re an adult Batman™ fan or model-making enthusiast, this buildable vehicle is the perfect build-and-display project for you.
  • The vehicle measures over 6 in. (16 cm) high, 17 in. (45 cm) long, and 9 in. (25 cm) wide and combines easily with other LEGO® DC Batman™ sets.

New LEGO Sets and Minifigures Releasing this September 1st

It’s September, and that means the year 2021 is on its final quarter stretch. For LEGO this means a big wave of product releases serving as a teaser for the coming holidays. Multiple new LEGO sets take center stage in this release bonanza. Licensed LEGO themes such as Marvel, Star Wars, Jurassic World, and Harry Potter all have new sets to offer this month. Let’s take a look at these new arrivals, all currently listed over at LEGO Shop@Home. To add them to your LEGO carts, you may click on their respective affiliate links below.

LEGO Jurassic World

They have the lion’s share of new sets at four. They are:

T-Rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition (76940)

198 pieces | $29.99

 

New LEGO Sets

 

Stygimoloch Dinosaur Escape (76939)

129 pieces | $39.99

 

Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase (76941)

240 pieces | $49.99

New LEGO Sets

 

Baryonyx Dinosaur Boat Escape (76942)

308 pieces | $79.99

LEGO Jurassic World

LEGO Stars Wars

The Armorer’s Mandalorian Forge (75319)

258 pieces | $29.99

New LEGO Sets

LEGO Marvel

It’s only minifigures. But watch the MCU series and animated anthology “What If?”, currently airing on Disney+, then you’ll recognize them all:

LEGO Marvel Studios Collectible Minifigures (71031)

Advent Calendars

Here we find sets for LEGO Friends and LEGO City. They come out alongside the above-mentioned themes, plus “Harry Potter” too. Let’s see:

LEGO Friends 2021 Advent Calendar (41690)

370 pieces | $29.99

New LEGO Sets

 

LEGO City 2021 Advent Calendar (60303)

349 pieces | $29.99

 

LEGO Star Wars 2021 Advent Calendar (75307)

335 pieces | $39.99

New LEGO Sets

 

LEGO Marvel The Avengers 2021 Advent Calendar (76196)

295 pieces | $39.99

 

LEGO Harry Potter 2021 Advent Calendar (76390)

274 pieces | $39.99

 

That’s done. What are you waiting for? Go get ‘em now.

LEGO Officially Reveals Selected LEGO City and Creator Set Variants

Last week, we reported on a subtle addition to the functionality of the LEGO Shop@Home webpage interface. A color selection option was implemented on two of its products: the LEGO Creator sets Expert Fiat 500 (10271) and 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058). This hinted that these two sets, and perhaps many others, could have set variants produced.

At the time of that report, the color options for the above-mentioned LEGO Creator sets were only their originals. Nearly a week later, LEGO itself has made an official announcement of this feature. Along with that comes the reveal of the first alternative colors.

The LEGO Group finally shed light on the variant color option for selected sets on its home shopping portal, describing it as a limited-time pilot project. Here’s their official statement:

The LEGO Group is running a pilot with a small number of products to gain a deeper understanding of what our fans want from our portfolio and where they prefer to shop for new or unique products.

The pilot includes variations of some of our existing products, so we can find out more about the colors and sizes of sets that fans of all ages want to see more of in our portfolio.

It certainly sounds like good news, and if you’re wondering about the catch then here it is. Most of these set color variants will be available only in the UK and Ireland. This is via their regional LEGO Shop@Home, physical stores, and third-party retailers. The variations on selected LEGO sets will only be available in these areas until November 30, or while supplies last. The LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 recolor is the sole exception. LEGO Shop@Home UK can ship this one internationally.

So far, LEGO has marked four sets for variants. The first two are, as already stated, the aforementioned LEGO Creator sets. LEGO Creator Expert Fiat 500 (10271) has an additional blue color scheme renumbered as set 77942 in addition to its original yellow.

The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mighty Dinosaurs (31058), aside from green, now has brown (77940) and blue (77941) recolored versions.

Set Variants

Set Variants

The other two sets with variants are from LEGO City, but as re-scales of an earlier retired set the LEGO City Fire Station (60110) from 2016,  and not exactly recolors. These are the LEGO City Fire Station Starter (77943) and the larger LEGO City Fire Station Headquarters (77944).

Set Variants

Here’s hoping the pilot test for this thing in the UK takes off. Maybe then LEGO will make these set variants available internationally, and with more to follow.