LEGO/Adidas/NBA Shirts, Pants, Shoes Etc. Launching Today

While not exactly a massive newsmaker, the collaborative efforts between LEGO and Adidas have given fans some interesting stuff. LEGO rolled out limited-edition brick sets of signature Adidas shoes. In turn, Adidas had produced merchandise with LEGO imagery, sometimes mixed with the NBA too. Samples of these Adidas shirts with minifigure NBA superstars first appeared in the Philippine Adidas online store, last September. At the time it felt like the LEGO-Adidas wear might only see regional releases. That assumption’s no longer the case. Adidas online stores worldwide now carry these items, and added more gear.

The Brick Fan reports that the LEGO-Adidas collection went live for Adidas worldwide early this week. Where before the only merchandise the PH Adidas store carried were t-shirts, this wave includes hoodies, sweatpants and shoes. The shirts and hoodies continue to feature NBA stars Donovan Mitchell, Damian Lillard, James Harden and Trae Young (as minifigures). In the latter case, we get cool close-ups of the minifig heads beaming some nice smiles. Then we have the Adidas Dame Extply Sulley Shoes, as seen in the top image and this shoebox. All these Adidas goodies are available in children and adult sizes, so there’s no buyer missed.

As of this posting the LEGO-Adidas clothing collection should finally be available. Pick your choice of NBA minifigure player on your shirt or hoodie. Slip on your choice of shorts or sweatpants. Finally, lace up your Adidas shoes. Their prices range from $25 to $95.

Revamped October 2021 LEGO Store Calendar Removes LEGO Harry Potter GWPs

As September came to an end, LEGO gave us a glimpse of this month, on their official LEGO Store Calendar. The promotions we expected for October 2021 looked like a well-varied ensemble. Original themes like Creator Expert Winter Village and LEGO Friends were side-by-side with licensed IPs. These included “Super Mario” and “Harry Potter,” the latter of which was celebrating 20 years. No less than two LEGO HP gifts-with-purchase awaited buyers on LEGO Stores according to the October calendar. Well in the middle of this month things underwent an abrupt change. The Brick Fan has alerted us to this development.

Take a look at the new October 2021 LEGO Store Calendar, as presented on LEGO’s servers. Take a peek at the original edition here for comparison. Yes, the LEGO Harry Potter GWPs are just gone. Hermione’s Study Desk (30392) and Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) both just disapparated from the calendar promos. The new, bigger LEGO Friends GWP spot comes across as very jarring without Gryffindor Dorms beside it. The removal was quite surgical too. Both LEGO HP GWPs were to become available starting October 25, the last day of the month. And LEGO doesn’t look like it’s willing to explain.

Honestly, it’s a shame that 30392 and 40452 have been shafted, at least for the rest of October. Gryffindor Dorms, being a revamp of an early-days LEGO HP set, would have been a sought-after special offer. Collectors perhaps might be able to pin the blame on supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. They messed up the arrival of Hogwarts Icons (76391) in North America; they could do the same for these GWPs. Hopefully they’ll finally be available next month.

LEGO VIP Double Points from October 11 to 17

Last week, we got wind of a possible LEGO VIP event running from October 11 to 17. Said event is one that many VIP members look forward to: Double points. Due to LEGO no longer promoting them on store calendars, 2x VIP Point periods can just come from nowhere. The above week-long event got attention due to LEGO Stores in the UK making preparations. At the time it didn’t seem certain that Double VIP Points would be awarded anywhere else. Well thanks to Brickset.com pointing it out, we know it’s happening elsewhere at LEGO Shop@Home.

So there: become a LEGO VIP and double your points up until this coming Sunday. Not just in the UK but major LEGO Shop@Home markets (North America, Western Europe) are in on the event. Various LEGO news sources we consulted have ideas on how to spend your 2x VIP point earnings this week. According to them you have the choice between new set releases from October 1, or products marked for retirement. It only runs for a week, after all. We see no need to be stingy with the double points you gain. Enjoy your shopping online at LEGO Shop@Home.

“No Time to Die” 007 Film Release Could See Renewed Interest in Aston Martin DB5 (10262) Before Its Retirement

Last September 30 saw the UK release of “No Time to Die”: the 25th “James Bond” movie. It was also the fifth and final installment starring actor Daniel Craig. At risk of spoilers, let’s say this film was an ending in more ways than one. And we’re not just talking about Craig’s Bond retiring from duty while a female agent inherits his 007 designation. Now rewind to three years ago, when LEGO released the Creator Expert Aston Martin DB5 (10262). The quintessential 007 vehicle debuted in 1964’s “Goldfinger” during the Sean Connery Days. Craig himself first used it in his third film, “Skyfall” in 2015.

And just as “No Time to Die” became Daniel Craig’s Bond swan song, so is his LEGO DB5 retiring. Brick Fanatics notes that the Creator Expert Aston Martin set (10262) will be retired at the end of 2021. One might see this as a case of the stars aligning or such. The LEGO Aston Martin DB5’s leaving shelves and Shop@Home months after its real-life counterpart’s latest film appearance? It can only be fate. Collectors and “James Bond” fans might soon swarm over any stock of the set out there. The new movie’s also helping LEGO Aston Martin (10262) regain attention.

“No Time to Die” already premiered in the UK. The North American release follows on October 8. LEGO Creator Expert Aston Martin DB5 (10262) still costs $149.99 on LEGO Shop@Home. We recommend to you get one now, before it retires at the end of 2021. Check out this trailer of “No Time to Die” for a shot of the Bond-use DB5 in action, if you need more incentive to buy.

Amazon UK Lists New LEGO Art Project: Build Together (21226) For Building Tile-Art with Friends

LEGO’s more than just building impressive structures and vehicles/machinery with wonderful moving parts. They lend themselves pretty well to artistic expression too. Look nowhere else for a finer example than the LEGO Art theme. A multitude of multi-colored tiles to stick on a wall-mounted base-frame can result in surprising masterpieces. True, the LEGO Art sets already released have default images to replicate, from Hogwarts logos to celebrities to world maps. But a solo LEGO builder-artist can build these sets alone. Does Art set made for building with friends interest you? Well, LEGO has that covered now.

As covered by Brickset.com, a new LEGO Art set appeared on Amazon UK‘s listings. Say hello to LEGO Art Project: Create Together (21226). At 4,138 pieces this set offers builder-artists the opportunity to create LEGO-tile mosaic art with 36 available patterns. These patterns can be replicated in one of nine baseplates that can combine into larger frames.

Share the baseplates with friends so you can each create artworks. Next, make your own art combinations with baseplates arranged 2×2, 3×2, 4×2 or 3×3. This maximum 3×3 frame can then house a 37th large round-tile mosaic pattern of the classic LEGO spaceman.

For its versatility, the LEGO Art Project: Create Together (21226) costs about the same as most LEGO Art releases. Amazon UK lists it as £114.99, which might be converted to $117-119 judging from its sister sets. Interestingly, the release date (October 1) indicates that set 21226 is already available in amazon.uk. However the platform says “temporarily out of stock.” Brickset.com believes that LEGO itself might release this November 1 instead.

Roundup of LEGO Sets Releasing this October 1

The month of October begins, and with it the newest release of LEGO sets and products for collectors. Various set news and rumors over the past month may have bloated up the amount of info available. Other LEGO news sites have done their product release summaries. You can count on us also to give you a nice quick review of what came out from LEGO this October 1. Here goes:

(Text links go to our past articles, number links to the products’ LEGO Shop@Home listings.)

LEGO City (Stuntz Sub-theme)
  1. Stunt Park (60293) – $39.99
  2. Stunt Show Truck (60294) – $69.99
  3. Stunt Show Arena (60295) – $99.99
  4. Wheelie Stunt Bike (60296) – $7.99
  5. Demolition Stunt Bike (60297) – $7.99
  6. Rocket Stunt Bike (60298) – $7.99
  7. Stunt Competition (60299) – $29.99
LEGO DC
  1. Classic TV Series Batman Cowl (76238) – $59.99
  2. Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown (76239) – $39.99
LEGO Disney
LEGO Ideas
LEGO Marvel
Eternals
  1. Eternals’ Aerial Assault (76145) – $9.99
  2. Deviant Ambush (76154) – $24.99
  3. In Arishem’s Shadow (76155) – $59.99
  4. Rise of the Domo (76156) – $89.99
Infinity Saga
Spider-Man: No Way Home
  1. Spider-Man vs. Mysterio’s Drone Attack (76184) – $19.99
  2. Spider-Man at the Sanctum Workshop (76185) – $39.99
  3. Spider-Man’s Drone Duel (76195) – $19.99
LEGO Super Mario
LEGO Technic
  1. Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) – $99.99
  2. App-Controlled Cat D11 Bulldozer (42131) – $449.99
Others

Happy LEGO Shopping this October!

LEGO Harry Potter Gryffindor Dorms GWP Set Confirmed in Latest Store Calendar

With LEGO, what was once old and simple can become new and intricate several years later. In the early days of LEGO Harry Potter, something like Gryffindor House (4772) was already a big deal. A lot can be done already with a bedroom-study room combo and two minifigs. That set however comes up short at a time when LEGO Harry Potter is already 20 years old. There arose rumors last week of a new LEGO HP set depicting the Gryffindor Dorms as a GWP for October. We can now confirm those rumors thanks to LEGO.

As Brick Fanatics tells us, the October 2021 LEGO Store Calendar features this new LEGO Harry Potter set. Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) reimagines the rather ancient Gryffindor House (4772) from decades ago with magical detail. Harry and Ron minifigures share a modular-built bedroom setup with a bunk bed, trunk and plenty of miscellaneous accessories. But check out the back wall of the bedroom. It looks like a display space for LEGO tiles depicting the in-universe Wizarding World trading cards. These tile cards are collectible in 20th-Anniversary LEGO HP products. Even the in-store GWP Hermione’s Study Desk polybag (30392) has them.

By the way, we mentioned the modular nature of the Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) set. It makes perfect sense considering the modularity prevalent in the more recent LEGO Harry Potter releases. You can add the Gryffindor Dorms to mix and match with Polyjuice Potion Mistake (76386) and its fellow sets to customize your Hogwarts Castle interior. Remember, this GWP comes free with every total LEGO Harry Potter product purchase above $100. Catch it from October 25 to November 7, both in-store and on LEGO Shop@Home.

Shop@Home US Suddenly Disables Pre-Ordering for “Pre-Order Available” Sets Without Word

Over the past several weeks LEGO has been tweaking some things online with their website, particularly Shop@Home. We all recall the “color select” option provided for selected sets that was pilot-tested in the UK and Ireland. Perhaps they have other settings on the site to adjust or something. That might explain this curious phenomenon caught by Brick Fanatics. Said phenomenon affects certain LEGO sets already available for online purchase or at least pre-order at Shop@Home. Any pre-order links on their listings no longer work.

There are several LEGO sets prominently affected by this seeming Shop@Home problem. Creator Expert Pickup Truck (10290) and Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240) were at least available on pre-order already. Now the yellow pre-order tag no longer leads to any pre-ordering page for these sets. The same goes for the DC Classic TV Series Batman Cowl (76238). What could be going on with Shop@Home at this time? LEGO has made no announcement or given explanation for the sudden inability to pre-order sets that already allowed it.

So far, only LEGO Shop@Home US manifests any problem with pre-orders on sets that were already allowing it. Could it be a coding bug? Was LEGO in the middle of implementing some other interface feature? It really is peculiar and hopefully it gets resolved soon.

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.