Here’s More Info on the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294)

Yesterday, I mentioned a new LEGO Star Wars set that was a long time coming. Building instructions for the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) set was made available online via LEGO’s Customer Service Portal, hinting on the fact that the set will be making a physical appearance anytime soon. However, as it turns out, the set itself will be available not at LEGO Shop@Home, but on another retailer’s website.

Bespin Duel (75294)

Toys R Us Canada (yep, TRU seems to be doing well up north) has now listed the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel set as a TRU exclusive. Retailing for $49.94, the set comes in at 295 pieces and interestingly carries the 18+ branding. This is by far the smallest set to be labeled and marketed as such with LEGO adult fans in mind. I also find it curious how LEGO determines when a set should be branded as an 18+ set. I always have this notion that it has to do with the complexity and size of its build, and the aesthetics that go with it.

Bespin Duel (75294)

Bespin Duel (75294)

But perhaps the larger question in my mind is that why would LEGO opt for this long-awaited set to be a regional and retailer exclusive? I’m no fan of such marketing strategies since I’ve always felt that it severely limits access for well-meaning fans, and it creates an artificial and a kind of exploitive inflation of its value for collectors and scalpers. I also feel that this is like backpedaling on LEGO’s part since they made it a point before to limit, or do away with regional exclusives. I also understand that this set may have been originally intended as an event-exclusive, but still, I think LEGO is capable of producing more of these sets for the benefit of the larger fan community. I just hope that LEGO will reconsider releasing this set over at LEGO Shop@Home to allow more fans to have access to this LEGO Star Wars gem.

Anyways, let’s hear what TRU’s Canada’s website has to say about the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294). Please take note that as of this posting, this set is currently out of stock in just less than 24 hours after it was listed over at the site. So if you’re looking forward to this, then perhaps your last resort will be eBay for now.

Let me know in the comments below how you feel about this set, and if in case you spot this at your local retail stores.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294)

295 pieces | $49.94

R Exclusive, only available at Toys R Us Canada. Disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nostalgic Star Wars memories with this detailed Bespin Duel build-and-display LEGO model (75294). Marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, it cleverly recreates the iconic Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader Cloud City duel scene. Build and display This fun, creative construction set features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures with lightsabers. It also has a display stand with a 40th-anniversary nameplate to complete a wonderful centerpiece for your home or office. And don’t worry if you are a LEGO newcomer – step-by-step instructions are included so you can enjoy a stress-free building experience. Mindful relaxation The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. This building set for adults makes a super gift for yourself or Star Wars fans and hobbyists in your life looking for a mindful way to unwind from the daily grind.

  • Take time out to relax, reawaken nostalgic Star Wars memories and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in LEGO style with this Bespin Duel (75294) build-and-display model
  • With this construction set, you can recreate the iconic Cloud City duel scene on a stand with a nameplate, adding lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures to complete a classic display piece
  • This beautifully detailed Bespin building set makes a great addition to Star Wars fans’ memorabilia collections, and any LEGO enthusiast will love to show it off alongside their other creations
  • This 295-piece Star Wars construction kit is great for solo building or sharing creative fun with your friends. It also makes a super birthday or holiday gift for the Star Wars fan or hobbyist in your life
  • The buildable model measures over 8″ (20cm) high, 9″ (23cm) wide and 4″ (11cm) deep – it doesn’t need a huge amount of space for display, but its striking, authentic details are sure to grab people’s attention

 

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) Makes Its Appearance

Here’s another surprise from the LEGO Star Wars front. The LEGO Customer Service Portal has been updated to now include a new set of building instructions, inadvertently revealing a new Star Wars set that is still being kept under wraps. Here’s a quick look at the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294).

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

To be accurate, this is just a single image of the very first brick version of this iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back. But it’s enough for us to see what to expect from this commemorative set. As the image suggests, LEGO and Disney intend this to be a LEGO Star Wars set that will mark the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Furthermore, as Brickset reports, LEGO has intended this to be an SDCC 2020 exclusive. But since the annual Comic-Con event as we know it has been effectively canceled, it’s still unknown how and when this commemorative set will be released.

It is also interesting to note that the building instructions have features that may suggest it is a limited edition set. It has a dedicated small space at the bottom right of its first page presumably intended for the SDCC logo. The building instruction also comes with a special message from LEGO Star Wars Creative Director, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen.

LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

“No. I Am Your Father.”

This Darth Vader reveal quote is probably the most poignant line from any of the Star Wars films; the defining moment when Luke Skywalker learns the devastating truth about his family heritage – and chooses his path.

Now you can build this iconic scene from the Star Wars Saga, released as an official LEGO model for the first time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

The set comes in at 295 pieces and includes, of course, minifig versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The set does not seem to offer any significant play feature and is primarily intended to be a display set. As a commemorative set, I just hoped that LEGO opted for a unique printed piece instead of that 4×4 plate with knobs. But for what it is, LEGO opted for a sticker on this one.

For what its worth, I guess its still a good move for LEGO to come up with its first official brick rendition of this classic scene. Let’s just hope that the LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel (75294) will eventually land on LEGO stores and LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And for the latest, LEGO Star Wars sets that are out now, be sure to check them out right here.

Thanks again to Brickset for this tip.

All LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) Characters Revealed

A couple of months ago, we managed to share a partial listing of what to expect from the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) where we looked at an initial roster of who’s who in this anticipated Collectible Minifigure Series. And if you’re closely following the trail of virtual bread crumbs (aka leaks) on this CMF series on social media, you probably have an idea on what to expect from this follow-up licensed series. Same as before, we’re not allowed to post its images here, but if don’t mind some spoilers then just go ahead and navigate your way through Google or Instagram.

In the meantime, read on to know what you can expect from the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028). For starters, what we’re sure of is the fact that LEGO already confirmed its arrival in September, and that there’s a total of 16 Harry Potter characters to collect from this series. Here’s a brief description of each of the characters included, as they appear in the series’ minifigure checklist.

  1. Harry Potter with Advanced Potion-Making book.
  2. Professor Albus Dumbledore as seen from the Chamber of Secrets, together with a new (and far better) LEGO version of Fawkes the phoenix.
  3. Hermione Granger with a butterbeer glass accessory and striped clothing.
  4. Ron Weasley with a similar butterbeer glass accessory and striped shirt.
  5. Luna Lovegood with a new lion hat accessory (unlike that from the lion costume from TLM2 CMF 71023).
  6. Griphook in his Gringotts outfit, and an interesting new Sword of Gryffindor piece.
  7. Lily Potter with a Baby Harry Potter figure in contrast to that Baby Voldemort figure that came with the LEGO Harry Potter The Rise of Voldemort (75965) set from last year.
  8. James Potter holding what seems to be a 2×4 printed tile depicting the couple’s photo.
  9. Ginny Weasley on her Slug Club dress outfit during the club’s Christmas Party. This minifigure version also has a sort of wine glass accessory.
  10. Fred Weasley with a cap accessory and what looks to be his signature Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes case. It will surely be nice if the case comes out as a printed piece.
  11. George Weasley with a similar cap accessory and the iconic Marauder’s Map.
  12. Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban outfit, handcuffs, and prison ID.
  13. Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory. The cap and the robe is a nice touch for this minifigure.
  14. Moaning Myrtle with Tom Riddle’s diary.
  15. Professor Pomona Sprout with a mandrake figure.
  16. Neville Longbottom in school robes (unlike that from 71022) with a Book of Monsters figure.

What we can also confirm is that the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 (71028) will also come with the same angled bar with stud pieces that were first introduced in the LEGO DC Super Heroes CMF (71026).  As you may know already,  this particular piece allows for some dynamic posing of the minifigures when they are placed on their respective stands.

Since the LEGO Harry Potter CMF Series 2 is slated to be released next month, then we can expect some news from LEGO anytime soon. Similar to previous offerings, we can expect each blind bag to be retailed at $4.99 each. We’ll give you more updates such as box distribution and other details once they are available.

Thanks to Stonewars for the heads up.

A First Look at LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

LEGO has a new surprise for its LEGO Harry Potter fans. Thanks to Hungarian online store Kockashop, we now have our first look at the upcoming LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412). If you recall, we first mentioned this set back in January as part of LEGO’s repertoire of 2020 BrickHeadz offerings.

LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak

Coming in at 270 pieces, this latest BrickHeadz duo is LEGO’s 5th Harry Potter offering under this collectible theme. The set features a brick-built Hagrid with a lantern and umbrella accessory (which happens to Hagrid’s favorite umbrella by the way). Buckbeak, being the hippogrif as he is, comes in a four-legged brick version that cleverly retains all the features of a typical BrickHeadz build. I like how LEGO designers reimagined Hagrid’s look especially the way his hair was shaped in this set and the emphasis on Buckbeak’s signature white plumage and characteristic front legs.

Here’s a rough Google translation (with some editing) of Kockashop’s product description of this set.

LEGO BricHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412)

270 pieces | Expected retail price: $19.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Hagrid and Buckbeak

The LEGO BrickHeadz  Hagrid and Buckbeak (40412) is a magical gift for fans of Harry Potter movies and collectors of BrickHeadz models. Hagrid is unmistakable with his big black hair, long brown coat, lantern in one hand, and his favorite pink umbrella in the other. Buckbeak has distinctive white plumage from the top of the head to the beak. Both collectible characters stand on a durable baseplate, making them perfect for both play and decoration.

This next Harry Potter themed BrickHeadz set is not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home but I’ll update this post once they make their debut in LEGO’s online shopping portal. As I mentioned, this latest LEGO BrickHeadz Harry Potter offering follows other sets in the theme such as:

The abovementioned sets are now practically retired, and if in case you’ve still missed out on these sets, you may try clicking on these Amazon affiliate links if you still need to add them to your LEGO Harry Potter collection.

Special thanks to Bouwsteentjes for the heads up.

WATCH: LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) Designer Video

Whether you’re a newbie in the LEGO hobby or a veteran AFOL, LEGO’s latest adult-focused theme has something to offer that will inspire the creative person in you. After officially unveiling its LEGO Art theme earlier this month, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video that gives us an inside look at the creative inspiration behind one of its offerings. Check out the LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) designer video below.

LEGO Designer Chris Stamp shares with us the inspiration and design process that goes with LEGO ART, particularly to that of MCU’s Iron Man. The LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) allows you to recreate three particular versions of Iron Man as we remember him on the big screen, each of which somehow presents a particular milestone in the evolution of Tony Stark’s superhero persona. Set on a 48×48 frame, LEGO fans can choose to recreate the Mark 3 that appeared in the very first Iron Man movie. You can also opt to recreate a pixelated image of the Hulkbuster if you wish to memorialize Iron Man’s historic bout with the Hulk and their subsequent team-up as the world’s mightiest heroes in the form of the Avengers. And finally, as a fitting tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of the “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist” we all cried for in Endgame, the LEGO Design team saw it fit to have the Mark 85 as the final representative for the LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man mosaic.

LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man
You can choose to display all of the three different versions of MCU’s Iron Man as seen above. Bear in mind that you need to have three sets of the LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) in order to do this. 

As you may have known already, what is also cool about the LEGO Art theme is that you can combine several copies of the same set to recreate a larger, more impressive LEGO mosaic. You can combine three of these LEGO Art Marve Studios Iron Man and you can have an almost 4 feet long LEGO mosaic art that you can proudly display at home. The combined, three 15.5 inches panels recreate the ultimate Iron Man in an awesome, dynamic pose. You may also opt to display all three separate designs like a sort of a timeline that covers the significant events in MCU’s Iron Man.

LEGO ART Marvel Studios Iron Man
Or you may opt to have a larger 4-foot panel using three same sets for that ultimate LEGO Iron Man tribute.  

What builders may also find interesting about the LEGO Art theme are the new parts that come with them. There’s the new 16×16 brick that allows you to divide the LEGO Art set into 9 separate panels. Such design allows the builder to focus on one section of the set, without being overwhelmed by the rest of the details. There’s also a new and wider black brick separator (which looks cool by the way), designed specifically to remove 4 or 6 tile pieces at a time. Finally, there’s a new hanger piece which is basically a 3×5 panel with a pinhole that allows the completed set to be hung and displayed on a wall.

The new-for-August 202o pieces that were introduced with the LEGO Art series.

With the latest LEGO Art series, LEGO hopes that adult fans of the brick and those that are just starting in the hobby will be able to appreciate what this series has to offer – a sort of a creative break, especially during these trying times.

The LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199) will be released on August 1 and will be joined later on in September by other cool selections of pixel-brick arts such as Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197), The Beatles (31198), and Star Wars The Sith (31200). You may click on these affiliate links to know more about them, or head over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Build Your Pop-Art Passion With These New LEGO Art Mosaics

LEGO has finally revealed its latest line of sets catered to the AFOL community. Last March, I made mention of a rumored series of LEGO wall art sets that are said to be launched in the latter of summer. And this time around, LEGO  has unveiled the LEGO Art sets that provide a new ‘canvas’ of creative building expression for older LEGO fans.

Slated to be launched on September 1st, the LEGO Art brings together some of the most iconic personalities and characters of the 20th century, allowing LEGO fans to render them in a LEGO mosaic format.

What is also interesting about these sets are the parts that are included with them. The new LEGO Art series comes with a new and wider black brick separator (which looks cool by the way), designed specifically to remove 4 or 6 tile pieces at a time. Though the media resource that LEGO has released does not give us a closer look at its new baseplate-like piece, I feel that the new canvas for the LEGO Art series is more like a large, singular 16×16 brick with Technic holes on its sides. These features allow the 9 pieces of these large bricks to be connected to each other to create an impressive 40cm square canvas. There’s also a generous amount of round tiles that come in new colors that serve as your brick paint of sorts in coloring your LEGO wall art.

And as a bonus, LEGO is throwing in some pretty neat interview soundtracks or anecdotes coming from the creators behind Iron Man and Star Wars and those individuals who are most familiar with the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles.

There are four sets in the LEGO Art theme, all of which will be available sometime between August and September, retailing for $199.99 per set. It should also be noted that although each LEGO Art set offers several options on how you can create your brick canvas, they cannot be built simultaneously. That means if you wish to have all of the Beatles members displayed side by side, then you must have 4 copies of set 31198. Also, it seems that in the case of the LEGO Art Iron Man and Star Wars mosaics, you can combine 3 of these sets to create larger, composite wall art.

Here’s what LEGO has to say about its latest line of products. Read on for LEGO’s official press release for the LEGO Art mosaic sets, followed by their official images. These are now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, and you may click on the following affiliate links below if you wish to have a closer look.

Transform your passion into art: the LEGO Group puts pop-art back in the picture for adult builders.

New LEGO® ART sets featuring Marvel and Star Wars characters and famous celebrities help adults get into the right ‘frame’ of mind while creating their very own masterpiece.

Billund, July 1st, 2020: Today, the LEGO Group is launching a new canvas for creative expression alongside a series of much-loved partners. Designed for adults who pride themselves on their love of pop culture, four new LEGO® ART sets give creative adults a different way to transform their passion into art. 

Those who love Warhol or Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, or iconic characters from the Marvel Universe and Star Wars™ galaxy can pay homage to their idols by creating their very own LEGO artwork portrait to proudly display in their homes, offices or wherever they enjoy their music, film or art. 

The LEGO® ART sets offer adults a new creative experience to help them relax and recharge as they transform a blank canvas (or in this case, small interlinking base plates) using LEGO tiles. Each set can be reimagined in several different ways to express the personality of each different builder and to make it easy and simple for pop culture lovers to refresh the LEGO ART piece on display in their house. All four new sets come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art, and a new hanging element to make them easy to hang up and switch around.

With new research from the LEGO Group finding that 73% of adults often research new ways to help them relax*, each LEGO ART set comes with a bespoke soundtrack that makes the perfect building companion. Featuring fascinating anecdotes from the creators of Iron Man and *Star Wars*, or those closest to the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles, the soundtracks dive deep into the inspiration behind each design to help adults fully immerse themselves in the building experience and unwind while they explore their love of music, art or film in a new way. 

The LEGO® Marvel Studios Iron Man set will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com while the other three sets will be available from retailers from 1st August 2020, or from 1st September in the US. Products may be available to pre-order from 1st July from selected retailers in certain countries.

LEGO Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197)
3,341 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art

LEGO Art

LEGO Art The Beatles (31198)

2,933 pieces | $119.99

LEGO Art

LEGO Art

 

LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)
3,167 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art
LEGO Art
LEGO Art Star Wars The Sith (31200)
3,406 pieces | $119.99
LEGO Art

LEGO Art

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) Coming in September

Since its launch back in August 2018, the LEGO Harry Potter CMF (71022) has proved itself popular among LEGO HP fans, with most sharing the same sentiment that a follow-up series is long overdue.  There have been rumors circulating online that another CMF series dedicated to the magical theme is now in the works. And this time it seems that LEGO has finally confirmed its arrival. From the looks of it, we can now expect the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028) starting September.

The news of the upcoming LEGO HP CMF Series 2 has been hinted upon by LEGO itself through its recently released digital catalogs. What is interesting is that though virtually all regional versions of the catalogs mention a new CMF series in September, the Australian version of the LEGO catalog points it out to be 71028.

Though it may be pointed out that the catalog listing does not in any way mention 71028 to be a Harry Potter-themed CMF, leaks as early as last month show it to be otherwise. I’m not in the liberty of showing these images here, but a cursory search over at Instagram for example will show you the way – that is if you don’t bother looking at spoilers. What we can determine from this reveal by LEGO is the fact that the LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71028) is the next CMF to be released this year and we can expect it to be in stores by September.

In case you missed it, here’s what you can expect from this upcoming CMF. Take note that there are a total of 16 minifigs to collect in this series, and the following are just some of the characters that we know so far:

  • Professor Pomona Sprout with mandrake
  • Luna Lovegood with new lion hat accessory (unlike that from the lion costume from TLM2 CMF 71023)
  • Professor Albus Dumbledore  as seen from the Chamber of Secrets, together with our first most recent LEGO version of Fawkes
  • Kingsley Shacklebolt with broom accessory
  • Neville Longbottom in school robes (unlike that from 71022) with a Book of Monsters figure
  • Bellatrix Lestrange in her Azkaban outfit, and newspaper accessory
  • Harry Potter with Advanced Potion-Making book
  • Moaning Myrtle
  • Griphook in his Gringotts outfit

So what do you think of the new LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028)? Let me know in the comments below.  Special thanks to the Brickfinder for the heads up.

LEGO Brick Sketches Sets Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Since its reveal last month, the new LEGO Brick Sketches theme received a lot of mixed reactions from the LEGO fan community. Expected to be geared towards older fans of LEGO (though the product description suggests that it is also offered to 8 years and above), the LEGO Brick Sketches sets allow some room for creative expression, rather than being desired for its virtually lacking play feature.

Nevertheless, these sets are now listed at LEGO Shop@Home for those who are interested. The LEGO Brick Sketches theme currently offers four licensed variants coming from the DC and Star Wars themes: Batman, The Joker, a First Order Stormtrooper, and BB-8. Designed by avid LEGO MOC builder turned LEGO designer Chris McVeigh, these brick portraits are built on a 12×16 baseplate that also comes with a sturdy, built-in hook that you can use to either hang the portrait on a wall or as a stand for tabletop displays.

These sets are slated to be available for purchase starting July 15. You may click on the following affiliate links if you want them added to your LEGO wishlist over at LEGO’s online shopping portal.

Batman (40386) 

115 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Brick Sketches

The Joker (40428)

170 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Brick Sketches

 

First Order Stormtrooper (40391)

151 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Brick Sketches

 

BB-8 (40431)

171 pieces | $19.99

LEGO Brick Sketches

Take a Look at the LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167)

With so many LEGO reveals during the past few days, I have to admit that this particular set fell off from my radar. All digital versions of the various regional LEGO catalogs were already released, and as you may already know, these catalogs have subtle differences that are a bit easy to miss. However, for the eagle-eyed LEGO fan, these differences in content offer a trove of reveals as well. The German version of the catalog for example, now reveals a new LEGO Marvel Avengers set that many of you might be interested in. And thanks to Promobricks, we now have a closer look at the LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167).

If you already saw the German version of the LEGO Catalog for 2H 2020, you might have seen this portion already.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167)

It’s kind of easy to miss because of the relatively small space that LEGO allotted for this set. However, Promobricks has now published a number of official images that allows for a better appreciation of what this set has to offer.

LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167)

Scheduled to arrive in August, the LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167) comes in at 258 pieces and is expected to retail for 29.99€. And if you’re familiar with last year’s LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Hall of Armor (76125), you’ll quickly notice that the former may be attached to the latter as a sort of expansion set. The best part is, the Iron Man Armory also includes a ‘garage’ minifigure version of Tony Stark himself without donning any of his armors. It gives a more display-worthy vibe for these sets when combined. 

LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167)

Other than this new workshop version of Tony, the set also comes with a new Iron Man armor very similar to the Mark L minifigure with its nano-based tech. We also have our first minifig version of the Mark II Prototype Iron Man armor, plus two A.I.M. Agents.

The LEGO Marvel Avengers Iron Man Armory (76167) also includes a hot rod build which is in front and center of this set, reflecting Tony’s penchant with automobiles whenever he is not tinkering around with his set of armors. The Iron Man Armory (76167) is not listed as of this posting over at LEGO Shop@Home, but with a release date of August, we can expect that more info to come by next month.

The Results Are In: LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results Announced

After announcing their awesome giveaway the day before, the LEGO Ideas Team led by Hasan Jensen and Samuel Johnson has just announced the victors of the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results. Out of 12 qualifiers, it turns out that we can now expect three additional LEGO Ideas sets added to the theme’s roster. Check out the video of their highly anticipated announcement.

A huge congratulations to the following LEGO product ideas for making it to this elite circle:

Home Alone. McCallister’s House by  Alex Storozhuk (aka adwind)

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

Home Alone – is a 1990 Christmas movie… Come on, you guys all know what Home Alone is! Let’s talk about what this movie has become to thousands of us around the globe. To our family Home Alone is a Christmas tradition, symbol, and very warm memories of childhood! So in this project, I and my wife Nadya tried to put as much love and details as we could!

This set consists of 3000 pieces. McCallister’s house has 2 floors full of furniture and stuff from the movie and of course, it features a mansard. There is a small tree house outside with a rope that links it with the main structure to help Kevin escape. 

The main roof and kitchen roof are removable and also the house itself is openable to let you recreate scenes and make your own stories!

Here you may see the main hall, kitchen and dining area, brick-built stairs, mom and dad bedroom, Buzz room, 2 bathrooms, storeroom.

There are 3 minifigures: Kevin, Harry, and Marv.

 

LEGO Typewriter by Steve Guinness (aka Steve Guinness)

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

I have designed and built this replica typewriter, that has a working hand-cranked mechanism. I originally developed the idea whilst I was on the Legomasters TV show in the UK. Since then I have continued to refine the design, making a hand-cranked mechanism instead of a power functions motor that I had originally fitted. I have also had the keys printed up with letters. I believe this would make a fun and unique lego ideas project. I think it showcases the versatility of the Lego brick and would look amazing on any Lego fans desk, at home or even in the office at work!

I hope to add more updates, showing my ideas for the packaging, and giving details on how I developed the working mechanism.

I’m dedicating the idea to my wife Rachael, who is my best friend and an amazing support to me, she always believes in me and is an amazing encouragement to me in everything I do. I would love to be able to walk into a Lego shop with Rachael and my children Daisy and Obby, and see my design on the shelves 🙂

 

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary by Brent Waller (aka BrentWaller)

LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

This LEGO Ideas project celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the beloved classic 90s comedy sitcom with an accurate recreation of Jerry’s Upper West Side Manhattan apartment using approximately 900 LEGO Pieces.

It also includes 5 minifigures including Comedian and shows namesake, Jerry Seinfeld, neurotic best friend George Costanza, friend Elaine Benes, eccentric but kind-hearted neighbor Cosmo Kramer and Jerry’s arch-nemesis, mailman and neighbor known only as “Newman”.

 

Though I have to say that I was a bit surprised that the either the Winter Chalet or the Legend of Zelda product ideas did not make it to the cut, I am still happy for the fan designers behind these winning projects. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter is a technically impressive piece of work, while the LEGO Home Alone and Seinfeld sets will surely hit the nostalgic sweet spots of older LEGO fans.

It’s too early to tell on when these winning product ideas will be eventually available since the LEGO Ideas design and review teams will certainly be hard at work on these three fan projects. They also have a handful of product ideas to work on as they now enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage with its staggering 26 qualifiers. It will surely be a busy year at LEGO Ideas HQ.

So what do you think about the LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results? Are you happy about these selections? Let’s talk about it in the comments. below.