LEGO Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack (70422) Official Images Released

Last February at the New York Toy Fair 2019, the LEGO Group has revealed its first-ever collection of sets that combines augmented reality with brick building play. The LEGO Hidden Side is LEGO’s newest play theme that integrates augmented reality through the use of a smartphone app with physical construction to unravel a hidden world of ghosts and ghouls. With eight (8) sets under its belt, seven (7) of these were officially introduced earlier this month, with one still waiting to be revealed. And thanks to French LEGO fansite Hoth Bricks, we now have a look at this upcoming set – the LEGO Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack (70422).

Shrimp Shack Attack (70422)

Like the rest of the sets under the Hidden Side theme, the Shrimp Shack Attack (70422) features a typical restaurant that transforms itself into a spooky, haunted diner.  It’s like a two-in-one build where one can have a seemingly normal-looking diner and alternately reconstruct its haunted alter ego. Using the LEGO Hidden Side AR app allows you to reveal and interact with the set’s mysterious and hidden features. You get to play the role of teen bloggers Jack and Parker as they explore the mysteries of their hometown of Newbury overrun by malevolent ghosts.

Shrimp Shack Attack (70422)

The LEGO Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack (70422) comes in at 579 pieces and will retail for $49.99 USD. It features five (5) minifigures including Jack, Parker, a diner customer, a ghost cook and waitress, and a ghost dog figure. This set and the rest of the Hidden Side sets will be available at all local LEGO Stores and at shop.LEGO.com starting August 1. You may also keep tabs with the LEGO Hidden Side minisite for more updates.

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LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Last month, we reported on a new LEGO Boost set inspired by the iconic droids of Star Wars fandom. Announced just in time for this year’s Star Wars Celebration last May, the LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253) set presents a creative fusion of good ‘ol brick-building coupled with a STEM-based approach in coding that younger builders can easily learn. LEGO’s online store has now been updated to include a listing of this set which is slated for a September 1 release.

Coming in at 1,177 pieces the Droid Commander (75253) retails for $199.99 USD and features three of the most popular droids from the original Star Wars sequels: we have R2-D2, Gonk, and the MSE-6 series repair droid also fondly called as Mouse. Check out these official images and its complete product description and be sure to check back with shop.LEGO.com to keep an eye when this set becomes available.

LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander (75253)

1,177 pieces; $199.99 USD

 

A LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy of droid building, coding and play!

Introduce your Star Wars™ fan to a rich LEGO® brick galaxy of lovable droids, exciting missions and coding fun for kids with the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set. This interactive robot toy puts your child in command of 3 app-controlled Star Wars LEGO droids: R2-D2, a Gonk Droid and a Mouse Droid, each with their own personalities and skills. Using the free LEGO BOOST Star Wars app, your young commander builds the droids, inserts the Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub into the one that will solve each mission, and brings it to life using the intuitive drag-and-drop coding environment (visit LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible devices). Your youngster then constructs tools, weapons, targets, obstacles and lots more as they progress through over 40 exciting missions – they’ll love it! This set makes a great birthday or Christmas gift or just a gift for any occasion. It also helps youngsters develop their critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, introduces them to basic engineering and robotics, and, just as importantly, lets them play in a rich and expansive galaxy filled with unforgettable icons like Luke Skywalker, X-wings, the Death Star and many more.

  • Kids will learn to code and develop creative problem-solving skills as they play with this interactive STEM toy, featuring 3 buildable LEGO® Star Wars™ droids and over 40 interactive missions.
  • This fun LEGO® Star Wars™ tech toy for kids includes a color & distance sensor, interactive motor, Move Hub and 1,177 pieces – enough to build all 3 lovable R2-D2, Gonk Droid and Mouse Droid LEGO figures. Please note that only one robot can be brought to life at a time using the included Bluetooth-controlled Move Hub.
  • Buildable props include rocket boosters, a catapult, a cake shooter, a target, color decoder, obstacles and many more.
  • Kids aged 8+ will love building the robot toys using the free LEGO® BOOST Star Wars™ app, attaching the tools and weapons, and bringing them to life to solve fun, challenging missions with the easy-to-use coding environment. Visit LEGO.com/devicecheck for a list of compatible devices.
  • This great Christmas, birthday or gift idea for any occasion features unforgettable characters, locations, sounds and music from episodes I-VI of the Star Wars™ movie saga, which kids and adults will love to interact with.
  • LEGO® brick R2-D2 measures over 7” (20cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide. LEGO Gonk Droid measures over 7” (18cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide. LEGO Mouse Droid measures over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.
  • Free LEGO® BOOST Star Wars™ Droid Commander app is available for selected iOS, Android and Fire smart devices. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
  • Includes LEGO® Light Brick.

Complete Line of LEGO City Space Sets Revealed

Last April, we caught a glimpse of the latest LEGO City Space sets when first images of these sets were uploaded at an online Dutch toy retailer. This time around, LEGO has officially lifted the veil on these sets and finally gives us a first-hand look at what to expect from these NASA-inspired building sets. Read on for each of the set’s full product description. These LEGO City Space sets are slated to be released globally on June 1, and on June 23 in the US. Be sure to check with shop.LEGO.com on these dates. As a final note, you want to bear in mind that the LEGO City Space People Pack (60230) will only be available in Target stores in the US.

 

LEGO City Space Satellite Service Mission (60224)

84 pieces | Ages 5+
$9.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S.

LEGO City Space

Inspire space play with a fun LEGO® City shuttle and satellite toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired exploration shuttle and satellite set. This exciting LEGO® City 60224 Satellite Service Mission spaceship toy features a shuttle with opening minifigure cockpit and room in the back for the satellite, plus a satellite with opening solar panels, Extra Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor, wrench and an astronaut minifigure.
• Includes a LEGO® City astronaut minifigure.
• Features a shuttle with opening minifigure cockpit, raising flaps on the wings and space in the back for the satellite.
• This cool toy for kids also includes a satellite with opening solar panels.
• Includes an astronaut Extra Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor and wrench accessory elements.
• Shuttle with flaps lowered measures over 1” (4cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
• Satellite with panels extended measures over 2” (7cm) wide.

 

LEGO City Space Rover Testing Drive (60225)

202 pieces | Ages 5+
$29.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S.

LEGO City Space

Inspire exciting space exploration play with a cool rover toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired rover set. This fun LEGO® City 60225 Rover Testing Drive kids’ toy features a rover with removable cockpit, new-for-June-2019 articulated grappling arm and removable solar panel generator. This space toy for kids also includes 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes, a laptop, video camera, remote control, rock drill and a helmet with visor. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement. This great space building set for kids also includes 2 minifigures.
• Includes 2 LEGO® City minifigures: an astronaut and a ground crew technician.
• This fun LEGO® building set for kids, inspired by NASA, features a rover with removable cockpit, new-for-June 2019 articulated grappling arm, tilting, removable solar panel generator and large all-terrain wheels.
• Accessory elements include 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes, a rover pilot helmet with blue visor, technician’s hard hat, remote control, laptop, rock drill and a video camera with buildable stand.
• Use the LEGO® Life app to access the intuitive Instructions PLUS building instructions. Help even younger builders through the building process, with easy-to-use zoom, rotate and ghost-mode functions to visualize their creations as they go.
• Download the LEGO® Life app at the iOS or Android app store. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
• This cool construction toy makes a great gift for kids.
• Rover measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide.

 

LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle (60226)

273 pieces | Ages 5+
$39.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S.

LEGO City Space

Inspire space and science play with a cool research shuttle and rover toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired research shuttle and rover toy set. This cool LEGO® City 60226 Mars Research Shuttle playset features a space shuttle toy with opening cockpit, 2 opening cargo doors and space inside for the storage drone, rover with new-for-June-2019 articulated grappling arm, laser and tilting solar panels, storage drone with opening compartment and a helidrone with spinning rotor blade and scanner, plus a Mars scenery build with secret symbol. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement. This exciting exploration playset also includes 2 astronaut minifigures.
• Includes 2 LEGO® City astronaut minifigures.
• This building set for kids features a space research shuttle with opening cockpit, 2 large opening doors and space inside for the storage drone, plus a NASA-inspired Mars rover with new-for-June-2019 articulated grappling arm, laser and tilting solar panels, storage drone with opening compartment, plus a helidrone with spinning rotor blade and scanner to read a secret symbol discovered on Mars!
• Accessory elements include a helmet with blue visor, Extra Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor, scanner and 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes with blue crystals.
• Use the LEGO® Life app to access the intuitive Instructions PLUS building instructions. Help even younger builders through the building process, with easy-to-use zoom, rotate and ghost-mode functions to visualize their creations as they go.
• Download LEGO® Life the app at the iOS or Android app store. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
• This fun construction toy makes a great gift for kids.
• Research shuttle measures over 3” (9cm) high, 9” (23cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide.
• Mars rover measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.
• Helidrone measures over 1” (4cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
• Storage drone measures over 1” (3cm) high and 1” (3cm) long.
• Mars scenery build measures over 1” (3cm) wide.

 

LEGO City Space Lunar Space Station (60227)

412 pieces | Ages 6+
$59.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S.

LEGO City Space

Inspire exploration and space play with a modular space station toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired modular space station toy. This detailed LEGO® City 60227 Lunar Space Station toy set features 3 detachable, modular compartments that can be customized and rearranged however you like. There’s a kitchen module, living module for sleeping and training and a lab module with light brick, central airlock compartment, detachable satellite and detachable shuttle with opening cockpit and storage space, plus 4 minifigures and a robot figure. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement.
• Includes 4 LEGO® City minifigures: 2 astronauts and 2 crewmembers, plus a robot figure.
• This space station toy set features 3 detachable modules with removable roofs: a living module with a treadmill, anti-gravity bed and TV screen, lab module with light brick and research tools, kitchen module with plants and a pizza oven, plus a central airlock compartment. The modules can be put together in different ways around and on the central airlock compartment.
• This NASA-inspired astronaut toy set also includes a detachable satellite with folding solar panels and a detachable space shuttle with cargo space and an opening cockpit.
• Accessory elements include repair tools, pizza, 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes with blue crystals, helmet with blue visor and an Extra Vehicular Activity suit with golden visor, plus a brick separator.
• Use the LEGO® Life app to access the intuitive Instructions PLUS building instructions. Help even younger builders through the building process, with easy-to-use zoom, rotate and ghost-mode functions to visualize their creations as they go.
• Download the LEGO® Life app at the iOS or Android app store. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
• This awesome space station construction toy makes a great gift for kids.
• Shuttle measures over 1” (4cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
• Satellite measures over 1” (3cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
• Kitchen module measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
• Lab module measures over 2” (7cm) high, over 2” (7cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.
• Living module measures over 2” (7cm) high, over 2” (7cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.
• Central airlock compartment measures over 2” (7cm) high, over 4” (11cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.

 

LEGO City Space Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228)

837 pieces | Ages 7+
$99.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S.

LEGO City Space

Involve your child in the excitement of space travel with this cool toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired toy rocket launch set. This awesome LEGO® City 60228 Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control kids’ toy features a modular, multi-stage rocket with cockpit, booster and payload storage modules, and a monorail system with stops at the rocket, research area with geode retrieval training and launch control tower. There’s also a launchpad with opening tower arms, rover with articulated, new-for-June-2019 grappling arm and launch control tower with detachable window section, fold-out function and a countdown function. Kids can use a mobile device as a screen for interactive play opportunities with the City Explorers app. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement. This kids’ toy includes 6 minifigures and a robot figure with scanner.
• Includes 6 LEGO® City minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 scientists, Launch Director and a ground crew technician, plus a robot figure.
• Features a modular, multi-stage NASA-inspired rocket that can be customized in different ways with the booster, payload storage and 2-minifigure cockpit modules, rover with articulated, new-for-June-2019 grappling arm, space telescope with folding solar panels and magnifying glass, plus a monorail system with multi-stop track and 2 cars.
• The detailed toy playset includes an opening launch control tower with removable window, 2 desks with small screens, large screens for countdown and monitoring of the telescope and space to insert a mobile device, as well as a launchpad with opening tower arms to launch the rocket, plus a ground research area with a tile with secret symbol
• Accessory elements include 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes, 2 helmets with blue visors, a magnifying glass, scanner element, tile with secret symbol, circular saw, wrench, cell phone, 4 water elements and a camera, plus a brick separator.
• Lower the gates to stop the monorail cars along the route and help climb aboard or exit a car.
• Aim the robot’s scanner over the tile in the research area to see the secret symbol.
• Set a mobile device into the launch control tower to experience the interactive play options available when connected to the LEGO® City Explorers app.
• Drop the tower arms on the launchpad to launch the rocket and head to space.
• Use the LEGO® Life app to access the intuitive Instructions PLUS building instructions. Help even younger builders through the building process, with easy-to-use zoom, rotate and ghost-mode functions to visualize their creations as they go.
• Download the LEGO® Life app at the iOS or Android app store. Ask your parents’ permission before going online.
• Rocket standing measures over 16” (42cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.
• Space telescope with wings closed measures over 3” (9cm) long and 1 (3cm) wide.
• Rover with arm retracted measures over 1” (5cm) high, 3” (9cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
• Launch Control closed measures over 7” (18cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
• Launchpad with closed tower arms measures over 9” (24cm) high, 4” (12cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
• Monorail measures over 1” (3cm) high, 3” (10cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
• Monorail track measures over 3” (8cm) high,14” (36 cm) deep and 18” (47cm) wide.

 

LEGO City Space Rocket Assembly & Transport (60229)

1055 pieces | Ages 7+
$149.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S.

LEGO City Space

Introduce your child to the thrill and wonder of space with this amazing toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired rocket launch set, which is great for independent play. This incredible LEGO® City 60229 Rocket Assembly & Transport kids’ toy features a large multi-stage rocket with opening 2-minifigure cockpit and rover payload module, launch control room with rotating satellite dish and a rocket assembly crane with winch. There’s a rover lab with rotating arm tool, opening doors and raising platform, plus a large crawler with track wheels and a tilting launch pad, truck with articulated, new-for-June-2019 grappling arm and flatbed, and a rover with extending arm and drill. This cool construction toy also includes a ground build with 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes and a light pole, 7 minifigures and a robot figure.
• Includes 7 LEGO® City minifigures: 2 astronauts, 2 ground crew technicians, a Launch Director, scientist and a lab mechanic, plus a robot figure.
• This building set for kids features a large multi-stage rocket with opening 2-minifigure cockpit module and rover payload module, large rocket transport crawler with opening cab, tracks, tilting rocket cradle support and launchpad, rover transport truck with new-for-June-2019 articulated grappling arm and flatbed, and a rover with extending arm and drill bit.
• This independent play space set also includes a rocket assembly frame building with crane, rover lab with opening door, raising platform and rotating arm tool, toy launch control room with rotating satellite dish, computer and rotating screen, plus a ground build with geodes, rock and a light pole.
• Accessory elements include 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes, a shovel, lab tools, laptop, walkie-talkie and a mug.
• The mobile launchpad and rocket cradle on the crawler can be tilted into position to launch the rocket.
• This cool construction toy makes a great gift for kids.
• Rocket laying down measures over 3” (8cm) high, 16” (43cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.
• Transport crawler measures over 4” (12cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.
• Truck measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide.
• Rover measures over 1” (3cm) high, 1” (5cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
• Assembly frame building measures over 8” (21cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
• Rover lab measures over 4” (12cm) high, 7” (18cm) wide and 7” (19cm) deep.
• Launch control tower room measures over 4” (12cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.

 

LEGO City Space People Pack – Space Research and Development (60230)

209 pieces | Ages 5+
$39.99 USD
Available June 1 globally and June 23 in U.S. (exclusively at Target)

LEGO City Space

Inspire even more fun space adventures with this great toy playset.

Give young space adventurers a treat with a NASA-inspired set full of minifigures and space-related kids’ toys. This cool LEGO® City 60230 People Pack – Space Research & Development construction toy includes a bunch of new minifigures in different jobs relating to space travel and exploration. This set also features a spinning G-force astronaut training machine with two seats, treadmill, rocky ground scene, drone with spinning rotor, plant growing pod, robot stand, computer stand and a test rocket with stand, plus 14 minifigures and a robot figure.
• Includes 14 LEGO® City minifigures: 7 astronauts, a reporter, camera operator, personal trainer, a drone engineer, rocket engineer, a mechanical engineer and a botanist plus a robot figure.
• Features a spinning G-force training machine, 2 beds, treadmill, drone with spinning rotor, growing pod with plant, robot stand, rocky ground scene, computer stand with screen and a test rocket with stand.
• Accessory elements include a magnifying glass, welder, white flag, megaphone, camera, microphone, alien head on a stick, 2 astronaut helmets with blue visor, astronaut helmet with golden visor, Extra Vehicular Activity suit with a golden visor and light, trashcan, mug, drone remote, pizza boxes, pizza, 2 new-for-June-2019 geodes and a toolbox.
• Spin the top of the G-force astronaut training machine to help the astronauts prepare for space travel.
• This fun construction toy makes a great gift for kids.
• Rocky ground scene measures over 1” (4cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep.
• Robot stand measures over 1” (3cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep.
• Drone measures over 1” (3cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
• Computer stand measures over 1” (3cm) high and 1” (4cm) wide.
• Plant pod measures over 1” (3cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep.
• G-force training machine with beds measures over 1” (4cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 7” (18cm) deep.
• Treadmill measures over 1” (4cm) deep.
• Rocket stand measures over 1” (4cm) high, 1” (3cm) wide and 2” (7cm) deep.

LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) Official Images Released

After making a brief appearance in April at a LEGO Certified Store in Croatia, we now have our first official images of the LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335). If you recall, this particular set is inspired by the winning entry created by LEGO fan builder mjsmiley for the LEGO Ideas LEGO Moments In Space Contest. The contest intends to inspire LEGO fan builders to come up with their own version of LEGO’s next promotional set. Take a look at the following images.

LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335)

The LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) is intended to be the next gift with purchase (GWP) set, though the promo mechanics on when and how to avail this set has not yet been disclosed by LEGO, though we can assume that this promotional item might be released next month. Perhaps as a GWP set when you purchase the LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266)? We just have to wait and see.

This set comes in at 154 pieces and in spite of its small size, features a couple of play features such as a rotating crank that allows the Space Rocket to move, a coin slot, and child minifigure with a classic LEGO Space logo printed on its torso.

My radar hasn’t picked up yet where this promotional item will be offered, but you can be sure that I’ll be giving you updates once more info comes in. As someone who collects exclusive GWP sets, this one is certainly on my must-have checklist in spite of the slight controversy that surrounded it a year ago. Special thanks to Promobricks for sharing these images.

********** UPDATE **********

LEGO has confirmed that as a Gift with Purchase set, LEGO Ideas Space Rocket Ride (40335) will be available starting June 5. No price points have been set yet for qualifying purchases as of this publication.

 

LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) Polybag Spotted

Hot on the heels of LEGO’s latest tease about the next LEGO Creator Expert outer space set, it looks like the latest rehashed LEGO Space theme will be having a polybag to complement its NASA-inspired sets. Spotted by a LEGO fan in Austria, and shared over Reddit, we now have a look at the LEGO City Space Satellite (30365) polybag, as you can see below.

Found this set in Austria for 2€(supposed to release in August) from lego

As shared by Reddit user generic9yo, this particular polybag takes its cue from the famous NASA space station spacewalkers. The obvious takeaway from this polybag is the astronaut minifigure donned with a golden helmet. It’s a great way to stack up on those astronaut minifigs for that latest space mission MOC that you are working on. As of the moment, this minifigure is only made available in three out of seven 2019 LEGO City Space sets, namely together with Satellite Service Mission (60224), Mars Research Shuttle (60226), and Lunar Space Station (60227). It was in 2015 when we last saw this astronaut minifigure, so its a great move from LEGO to re-introduce this little fella.

Similar to previous polybags, the LEGO City Space  Satellite (30365) polybag will most likely be a LEGO promotional that goes with the release of the LEGO City Space sets once they’re made available this summer at LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com. Nevertheless, we’ll keep you posted once we hear some words about their availability which we expect to be sometime next month.  Thanks to the Brick Fan for the tip, and to Brickset for the featured image.

LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) Set Officially Revealed

By now the trail is pretty much clear. And after several teases on social media, it looks like LEGO has finally lifted the mystery surrounding its latest offering. Coming in at 2,287 pieces and retailing for $199.99 USD, we now have the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set inspired by the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Check out the following crystal clear images and official product description.

LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)

Ages 16+. 2,287 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK

The ultimate LEGO® Stranger Things model to build and collect!

Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO® Stranger Things toy – 75810 The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will’s bedroom, the living room and the dining room. The Upside Down version of the house, from an alternate dimension, features all the rooms from the real-world model but with a dark, vine-covered, dilapidated look that fans will instantly recognize from the series. With 8 Stranger Things figures, each with its own accessories, this playset makes a great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to build and display this model to show their passion for the series.

  • This LEGO® Stranger Things toy includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
  • The Byers’ house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will’s bedroom.
  • The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
  • Will’s bedroom plays a central role in the series, which this model faithfully replicates, including details like Will’s boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters.
  • The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element and a potted plant.
  • The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’.
  • The Upside Down set captures the look and feel from the Netflix original series, including creepy vines, dark coloring and a dilapidated look.
  • Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.
  • Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talkie, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise’, and Eleven’s waffle.
  • This Stranger Things collectible includes over 2,200 pieces and comes in 11 bags, so the real world and The Upside Down can be built at the same time for a shared building experience.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) tall, 17” (44cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.

The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set will be available for an early release for LEGO VIP members on May 15, and at all LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1. The set measures 44.6 x 32.8 centimeters, and uses some interesting pieces and building techniques to replicate the rotting, deteriorating aspect of the Upside Down. The set also features a kind of flip action that lets you switch between the normal and Upside Down worlds. The reverse side of the set also underscores some of the most significant parts of the Byers home, including its famous Christmas lights and alphabet wall. I’m quite intrigued about the stability of this set, and on how this will manage to stand on its own. I’m also interested to see how the Demogorgon will fair in its LEGO minifig form. Word also has it that this will be the only licensed set under the Stranger Things theme, so it might be better for LEGO fans of the hit Netflix series to keep a close eye on this.

In case you don’t know yet, the cool builders behind Build Better Bricks also has their own custom brick-built version of the Byer’s House available in their site. Be sure to visit B3’s website to check out the building instructions for this custom set.

 

Home Video for “LEGO Movie 2” Now Available, with Different Extras from Different Retail Chains

When it comes to the sequel, the song as it were didn’t get stuck inside our heads. We’re talking about “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” sequel to the 2014 blockbuster that wasn’t quite able to click. At least the tie-in LEGO sets and videogame were good enough to compensate.

Perhaps the momentum could be shifted from the cinemas to houses. Warner Bros. Pictures announced the home media release for “LEGO Movie 2” back in March. As of this week that day has finally arrived. The three major video formats of this age – Blu-Ray, Digital and DVD – are well-represented here.

Also notable is that some of the retailers stocking the “LEGO Movie 2” home media versions have their own exclusives. Two of these retail chains have tie-in polybags released months ago. A third has a more prestigious packaging instead. Compare these three sets and choose:

  1. Wal-Mart – Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy combo pack with Emmet’s “Piece” Offering (30340) for $29.99
  2. Target – Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy combo pack with Rex’s Plantimal Ambush (30460) for $27.99
  3. Best Buy – Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy combo pack in sturdy SteeBook storage with General Sweet Mayhem art for $29.99

Note also that the Blu-Ray will include more stuff than just the actual movie itself. From a sing-along of “Everything is Awesome,” the expected commentary voiceovers, production featurettes, a short animation, and much more. It’s strange that no “Catchy Song” sing-along was included. Still, this is a second opportunity for “LEGO Movie 2” to become memorable for LEGO fan audiences.

Barnes & Noble Restocks LEGO Bricktober 2018 4-Minifigure Set for Harry Potter (5005254)

It’s like a story retold to tedium, about last year’s LEGO Bricktober 4-piece minifigure sets. Originally slated for Toys R Us, they had to be made available elsewhere in the US for obvious reasons. For instance, the Bricktober for LEGO Harry Potter (5005254) was to be made available in major bookstore chain Barnes & Noble.

That announcement came to pass. Collectors managed to acquire the LEGO Bricktober Harry Potter set (5005254) in B&N stores before October 2018 was done. We’d thought that that was the end of it, that any further 5005254’s will be found online. But there are still more left at B&N apparently.

The official Barnes & Noble website has once again put LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 (5005254) up again for listing. If any Potter-fans haven’t gotten this then now’s the time. Granted, quantities for the set seem limited. It’s already marked “temporarily” out of stock online.

If you’re planning to grab your 4-piece minifigure collection, its current price is at $14.99 and it might be available on B&N stores instead. LEGO Bricktober 2018 Harry Potter (5005254) consists of Madame Hooch, Professor Horace Slughorn, Dolores Umbridge and the “Prisoner of Azkaban” Boggart in the form of Snape.

Another LEGO-Themed Accesory Line on Amazon: Minifigure-Head Storage Containers

First there was the wall hangers shaped like LEGO studs. Then we had the storage boxes and drawers shaped like LEGO bricks. What other household organizers are we going to see LEGO-fied? True to form the answer can be found in Amazon. How about covered containers shaped like minifigure heads?

Indeed, Amazon again has a sale going on for LEGO household organizers, in this case the minifigure-head containers.  They come in two sizes, small and large. Also, depending on size there are two (large) or four (small) variants with different facial expressions. These storage containers each have a removable cover to put stuff inside the head (but it’s not watertight).

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Regarding the Amazon discounts for these LEGO head containers, the Large Girl Head’s got the best deal. Normally priced at $35.99, it’s down 35% to only $23.48 now. That’s great; unfortunately there’s no discount made for the Large Boy version, because it’s out of stock.

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For the Small versions, it’s the Boy that has the Amazon discount. Formerly $14.69, it’s now only $12.55 thanks to a 15% discount. All LEGO Storage Heads are made of plastic polypropylene without PVC. The Small Head actually can fit its bottom to the top pegs of the LEGO Brick storage boxes. Now that’s compatibility.

Images of New LEGO Creator Sets Coming Summer of 2019 Revealed

And the new LEGO set reveal storm continues. The LEGO Toy Story 4 tie-in sets are now available. The same goes for “LEGO Movie 2” tie-ins. We also have new sets showing LEGO City blasting off to explore Mars. This time we get to see what LEGO Creator’s got coming.

From the looks of the set images as in the product listings of Belgian retailer ToyChamp, there’s a variety of themes for the new batch of Creator sets. One of them actually seems to follow up on a carnival-themed set from last year, the Pirate Roller Coaster (31084). They’ look good built side by side.

This is the Carousel (31095) set, and it’s also a 2-for-1. Aside from the carousel build the parts can also be reconfigured into a drop tower, with extras to make merchandise stalls or food carts.

Here are the other LEGO Creator sets due this summer. Two more of them also have alternate builds from the official product name, like above.

  • Double Rotor Helicopter (31096)

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  • Townhouse and Pet Store (31097) – either a tower building or storefront row
  • Wilderness Hut (31098) – a house, riverboat or wilderness outpost

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ToyChamp lists these LEGO Creator sets as coming late in May. That may be true for Europe at least, but we have yet to have word for their availability elsewhere.