LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Coming in 2020 + Full Press Release

Just moments after dropping a huge teaser over the internet, TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released its full press release of the latest LEGO video game destined to be a sure-fire hit among LEGO fans. If you recall, we mentioned a big LEGO video game reveal that will happen in this month’s E3. And we now have confirmation of what this will be. The LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga has been officially announced and from the looks of it, there are plenty of interesting things that we can expect from this massive collection of Star Wars games. This is long overdue to be honest, considering that the last LEGO Star Wars game that we had was The Force Awakens back in June of 2016. Here’s the video teaser just in case you missed it.

According to LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Fact Sheet, the game encompasses all the highlights and key moments of all the nine Star Wars films, including those from the last installment in the movie franchise – The Rise of Skywalker – slated to be shown in theaters December this year.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Video Game

RELEASE DATE: 2020
DEVELOPER: TT Games
PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
ESRB RATING: RP (E10+ Anticipated)
GENRE: Action-Adventure
PLATFORMS: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC

OVERVIEW:
The galaxy is yours in LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga. In this brand-new console game, players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action from all nine Skywalker saga films retold with signature LEGO humor, including the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. the game will immerse players in the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters, ships and vehicles to create their own unique journey through the galaxy.

FEATURES:
Explore the Saga in Any Order – Players can dive into the Skywalker saga and access any of the nine saga films right away in any order they choose. They can direct where to go and how to play.
Laugh Out Loud LEGO Humor – All the unforgettable moments from the entire saga have been retold in new, fun-filled, hilarious LEGO humor.
Play as Iconic Heroes and Villains – There are hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy and every era of the saga. Players can play as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Finn, BB-8 and a legion of other heroes, or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and more.
Discover Legendary Locales – Players can visit legendary locales from their favorite Star Wars films such as the desert of Geonosis, to the swamps of Dagobah and the snowfields of Starkiller Base. They can then travel through space and revisit any planet at any time. Expansive hub areas based on memorable settings from the films offer fun quests and more to explore.
Powerful Player Experiences – Players can play on the light or dark side of the Force, master combat, and take control of ships and vehicles for empowering adventures throughout the galaxy.
Always Family Friendly – This is an imaginative and funny LEGO gaming experience appropriate for kids of all ages. It is an accessible entry point into the Star Wars galaxy that is easy for a younger audience to pick up and play while still deep enough for anyone to enjoy.

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Here’s the full press release for your reference. It is also exciting to note that this press release confirms what we have known already – that the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX film, The Rise of Skywalker, will definitely be the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga making this the ultimate LEGO Star Wars video game of all time.

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES, THE LEGO GROUP, AND LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE LEGO® STAR WARS™: THE SKYWALKER SAGA

The Galaxy is Yours!

Play Through Favorite Moments from All Nine Star Wars™ Saga Films
Like Never Before in a Brand-New LEGO® Video Game
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Burbank, Calif. – June 9, 2019 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm today announced LEGO® Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga, a brand-new console game where players will experience memorable moments and nonstop action as told through the unique lens of LEGO. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the biggest LEGO Star Wars game, featuring all nine Skywalker saga films, including the highly anticipated conclusion to the series, Star Wars™: The Rise of Skywalker. Launching in 2020, the game will immerse players into the expansive saga with the freedom to control hundreds of characters and vehicles to create their own unique journey through the galaxy.

Developed by TT Games in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Games team and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be available for the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Friends and family can dive right into their favorite saga film and play through memorable Star Wars moments, reimagined with LEGO fun and humor. Players can start at the beginning with Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars™: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars™: The Last Jedi or Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, both of which are making their LEGO Star Wars game debut. From the desert of Geonosis, to the swamps of Dagobah, to the snowfields of Starkiller Base – players will have the power to revisit any planet, at any time, in any order they wish. The entire galaxy is available to discover and play in.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks our return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the launch of the original LEGO Star Wars game and it’s equally exciting to now move the series forward and help create a new era of LEGO Star Wars games.”

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features the biggest roster of playable characters in the LEGO Star Wars series including the greatest legends from every era of the Skywalker saga. Players can fight against the forces of evil as favorite characters such as Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Finn, BB-8 and a legion of other heroes, or turn to the dark side as Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, and more. The greatest vehicles from across the galaxy are also available to command. Players can jump to lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon to outrun Imperial starships, battle First Order TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings, or podrace on Tatooine.

“With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, we wanted to give fans the ultimate Star Wars video game experience with all the humor and charm that is uniquely LEGO,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.”

“We are thrilled to continue LEGO Star Wars’ 20 years legacy with this impressive new game where kids and families can join forces to explore the galaxy together,” said Sean McEvoy, Vice President, Digital Games, The LEGO Group. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contains a massive amount of content and is an accessible entry point to the Star Wars galaxy, featuring all of the fun and unforgettable gameplay that makes LEGO games appealing to audiences of all ages.”

LEGO Star Wars video games are enjoyed by multiple generations of gamers around the world with more than 50 million copies sold.

LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga

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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.

LEGO Minions The Rise of Gru Sets Coming in 2020

In an earlier Tweet today, the LEGO Group dropped another teaser in line with its new licensed theme based on a cinematic spinoff. After revealing the arrival of LEGO Trolls sets in 2020, LEGO is now partnering with Illumination to come up with the upcoming LEGO Minions The Rise of Gru sets also slated for a 2020 release date.

Illumination’s The Rise of Gru is based on the Despicable Me franchise, and a sequel to their successful 2015 animated film, Minions. The title of this latest film offering suggests that this may be an origin film of sorts, showing us how Gru eventually landed with or rather found, by these yellow guys. I’m not really a fan of Minions, but I’m interested to see how they’ll end up as minifigures.

But truth be told, and as exciting as it may seem to see a Minions sequel, LEGO fans on social media were quite frank about their displeasure on the thought of having such sets. This is understandable given that a LEGO Minions theme doesn’t sound well with the older LEGO fan community, but caters more to young children who often adored these little yellow capsules, and their weird and hilarious antics.

However, the silver lining in the cloud is the fact that since LEGO now has a working relationship with Illumination to provide tie-in sets, the possibility of seeing LEGO Super Mario licensed sets is now closer to reality. Earlier in February this year, Nintendo has announced that it is partnering with Illumination to produce an animated film based on the Super Mario series. Fans have long clamored for Nintendo-themed LEGO sets, and it now seems that this LEGO-Illumination partnership may provide the way. For the time-being, Build Better Bricks are offering premium custom LEGO builds inspired by the Super Mario franchise. You may want to check out what they’re offering by following this link.

There is no actual release date announced yet for these LEGO Minions the Rise of Gru sets, but we can somehow expect a June 2020 window – a month before the film’s release date of July 2, 2020. So what do you think of a LEGO Minions licensed theme? Are you happy with LEGO’s decision in including this to its brick repertoire? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Warner Bros and TT Games To Announce a New LEGO Video Game at E3 2019

It’s kind of hard to miss the fact that LEGO is on a roll as far as developing video games are concerned. After the announcement of two LEGO mobile games namely the LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed and LEGO Tower, it seems that a new LEGO video game is about to make its debut by next month. To be launched across multiple gaming platforms, the news was announced by long-time partner Warner Bros and TT Games, and the timing of the reveal couldn’t be better – the new mystery video game will be revealed just in time with this year’s E3 which will happen in Los Angeles, California from June 11 to 13, 2019.

The news was shared by Playstation fan site, Pure Playstation. Though the gaming titans made it clear that they will be a launching a new LEGO-inspired video game at E3, WB and TT Games are still mum on what this will be. There are likely candidates though, and the signs seem to point to a new LEGO Star Wars game since it has been almost three years since we had the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens video game. And now that the Skywalker saga is about to come to an end with the final Star Wars installment, Rise of Skywalker, perhaps now is the best time to finish this gaming installment as well.

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If you recall, TLG tends to gravitate towards completing its licensed video game sagas, similar to the movies and franchises they were based on. We have a LEGO Incredibles video game that features content based on the first and second films. The LEGO Marvel Collection likewise features all three previously released LEGO Marvel video games: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Avengers, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. And of course, we can’t leave out the LEGO Harry Potter Collection combining all seven years of Potterlore in two convenient discs. Needless to say, now is the time for that long overdue LEGO Star Wars video game follow-up. Come to think of it, it was also in the month of June when the LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens video game was released, and it was in 2016’s E3 when the game was first introduced.

As much as I would like to see a LEGO Star Wars Video Game Collection, I have to say that all of this is just speculation from my part until such time that we actually hear from LEGO during next month’s  Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). For the meantime, we just have to patiently wait for the next two weeks. Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the tip.

 

Here’s a Roundup of the Latest, Upcoming LEGO Minifigure Packs to Watch Out For

LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to include the latest and upcoming LEGO Minifigure Packs this summer. If you recall, these minifigure packs came under the spotlight this month, which includes a range of new minifigs belonging to various themes such Ninjago, Marvel Superheroes (Spider-Man), LEGO City – Summer Celebration, and my personal favorite, LEGO City – Space. Most of these LEGO Minifigure Packs are now listed at shop.LEGO.com, with a scheduled release date of June 1 retailing for $12.99 USD. We already had a glimpse of what to expect from these MF Packs, and now thanks to Russian LEGO certified store Mir Kubikov, we have additional images of these new LEGO Minifigure Packs to give us a better view. Let’s check these out.

LEGO Ninjago Minifigure Pack (40342)

LEGO Minifigure Packs

Cool LEGO® NINJAGO® Minifigure Set for role-play action

Get set for exciting adventures with this 40342 LEGO® NINJAGO® 2019 Minifigure Set for kids. Youngsters will love playing out battles against bad guys Pyro Destroyer and Blizzard Archer with ninja hero Kai in his Legacy outfit and a new-for-June-2019 minifigure of legendary explorer Clutch Powers. Each minifigure has a weapon and the set also includes a brick-built weapon rack with additional weapon accessories. A great gift for youngsters to use with their LEGO NINJAGO construction toys for creative role-play.

  • Includes 4 LEGO® NINJAGO® minifigures: Clutch Powers, Kai (in Legacy outfit), Pyro Destroyer and Blizzard Archer.
  • Clutch Powers minifigure is new for June 2019.
  • Weapons include Clutch Powers’ whip, Kai’s katana, Pyro Destroyer’s flame torch and Blizzard Archer’s ice spear, plus Pyro Destroyer’s shield element.
  • Also includes a brick-built weapon rack with additional weapon accessories.
  • An ideal gift for kids to use with their LEGO® NINJAGO® building sets.

 

LEGO City Summer Celebration Minifigure Pack (40344)

LEGO Minifigure Packs

Add a ray of sunshine to any LEGO® playset!

Bring summer fun to LEGO® play with this LEGO Iconic 40344 Summer Celebration Minifigure Set, including a new-for-June-2019 ice cream vendor and pink parrot, plus a diver, surfer and a bather, all ready for a day at the beach. This colorful minifigure collection also includes a brick-built ice cream cart with parasol, ice pops and an ice cream cone, a surfboard, diver’s helmet and flippers, jewel element, a red crab and a parrot perch. A great addition to any LEGO set and the perfect gift for youngsters who love creative role-play.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: a new-for-June-2019 ice cream vendor, plus a diver, surfer and bather.
  • Also includes a new-for-June-2019 pink parrot figure.
  • Accessories include a surfboard, jewel element, diver’s helmet and flippers, a red crab, parrot perch, and an ice cream cart with parasol, ice pops and ice cream cone.
  • A sunny addition to any LEGO® set.
  • An ideal gift for kids who love creative role-play.

 

LEGO City Space Minifigure Pack (40345)

LEGO Minifigure Packs

Awesome LEGO® City minifigure set for role-play action

Get young space explorers ready for high-flying action and adventure with this 40345 LEGO® City 2019 Minifigure Set, featuring 2 astronauts and 2 space technicians. Each minifigure is geared up for space-related activities, and the set includes a brick-built portable lab desk with a magnifying glass and solar panels, plus additional tools for more role-play fun. The white-and-green-suited astronaut minifigure and 2 green geodes are exclusive to this set, making this a great accessory toy for kids to extend their LEGO City universe.

  • Includes 4 LEGO® City minifigures: 2 astronauts and 2 space technicians.
  • This fun set features a brick-built portable lab desk with a magnifying glass and solar panels.
  • Accessory elements include 2 green geodes, a laptop, camera, jackhammer, wrench, metal detector and a beige 2×8 ground plate.
  • White-and-green-suited astronaut minifigure and the green geodes are exclusive to this set.
  • An ideal gift for kids to use with their LEGO® City building sets.

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343)

LEGO Minifigure Packs

So what do you think of these new LEGO MF Pack? Which is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below.  Thanks to Candid Bricks for the heads up!

LEGO Minifigure Polybag for “Shazam!” (30623) Spotted by Bricklink

Observers might have noticed that while LEGO was great with MCU tie-in sets, they haven’t been as focused with Warner-DC. “Avengers: Endgame” had sets and so will “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” Still, what of “Shazam!” which premiered last month? Sure it had a DLC pack for “LEGO DC Super-Villains,” but where are its tie-in sets?

A new product listing by Bricklink reveals that there is one after all. It’s no boxed LEGO building set; instead it’s a minifigure polybag. Numbered 30623, the character inside is pretty much obvious. It’s Shazam himself, smarmy smile and all.

French LEGO news source Brick Heroes even noticed something about the minifigure design for LEGO Shazam! (30623). It’s a retool of the Shazam minifig in “Batwing and the Riddler Heist” (76120), from the “Batman 80th Anniversary” sets. The body’s the same, but the hooded cape accessory and head (evoking current comic-book design) have been replaced.

Now the 30623 minifigure version has a high-collar cape (like the movie) and a LEGO-rendition of Zachary Levi’s face. All told, the film Shazam does look better and more heroic.

There’s no word yet on the polybag’s availability, either for sale or as a gift-with-purchase thing. We can surmise however that the cape looks like other minifigure clothing accessories. That means they’re probably stored in a smaller bag within the main polybag. Once the LEGO Shazam! (30623) minifigure is gotten, the usual caution is expected when tearing the bag open.

Here’s a First Look at the LEGO Spider-Man: Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343)

By now we can safely say that the frenzy for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has begun to subside, while faithful followers of the MCU franchise now look forward to Spider-Man: Far from Home this July. This sequel to Homecoming is the true final part of Phase 3, and has already gotten plenty of tie-ins coming soon from LEGO. However it’s not all adventurous set-pieces and hi-tech vehicles for LEGO Marvel’s Far from Home. They’ll also have some smaller products that can easily be afforded. Rather than one minifigure though, they have a bunch included in this one. Check out this upcoming LEGO Spider-Man: Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343).

The first image of this product comes to us courtesy of French LEGO news source Brick Heroes. It’s a 49-piece blister pack with enough minifig components for three characters. With the Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343) we get Spider-Man, Maria Hill and Peter’s friend Ned. There’re also leftovers to make a drone and accessories.

From what Brick Heroes says, we’ll only get the Maria Hill and Ned minifigs exclusively on this pack. That would make this set a hot commodity for collectors looking to complete the LEGO Spider-Man: Far from Home tie-ins. There’s no word yet on its availability, but the film premieres July 2.

For the time being, while waiting for the LEGO Spider-Man: Far From Home Minifigure Pack (40343), be sure to check out the rest of the LEGO tie-in sets under the Far From Home subtheme such as the Molten Man Battle (76128), Hydro-Man Attack (76129), and Stark Jet and the Drone Attack (76130) all currently available at shop.LEGO.com.

Building Instructions for LEGO Star Wars May the 4th Make & Take, Both Tantive IV and LEGO Australia’s X-Wing

If you recall, during May the Fourth multiple LEGO Stores worldwide held a “Star Wars” Make & Take building event. The subject was a miniature version of the new hot set the Tantive IV (75244). We mentioned that the building instructions for these will appear eventually. Guess what: they did.

Our fellow LEGO news source Brick Fanatics actually put up the official instructions day after May the Fourth. Now, LEGO Star Wars fans that couldn’t get to the Make & Take at participating LEGO Stores can build the micro-Tantive themselves. But it turns out not all LEGO Stores offered that.

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Over down under, LEGO Australia had their own Make & Take event during May the Fourth last week. Rather than Princess Leia’s blockade runner, the subject was another famous Rebel spacecraft. This was shared by “Star Wars” news site Rebelscum. Aussie fans instead got to make the more-iconic X-Wing fighter.

Now, the Make & Take event held by LEGO Australia had provision for only 100 participants. Luckily Rebelscum managed to acquire the official building instructions. Like Brick Fanatics did with the mini-Tantive IV, Rebelscum have now shared their find online.

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It might take some hunting down of the specific parts needed (plus online retail scrounging if necessary). The result will be a nice mini-build of the X-Wing with S-foils locked in attack position; Happy building.

Revisit “The Goblet of Fire” with Two More Newly-Revealed LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2019 Sets

There are so many LEGO sets being announced this summer that it can be daunting to track them all. Luckily you’ve got us to help you keep tabs. This one’s for LEGO Harry Potter fans. Remember the summer sets revealed last April? It turns out there’s still more coming up.

For a change, our source for the official images of these new LEGO Harry Potter sets’ a dedicated Potter-site. MuggleNet shared these sweet photos of more Potter-goodness in LEGO form. Similar to the other announced sets, these depict iconic scenes from the films. This time, it’s “The Goblet of Fire.”

Beauxbatons’ Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts (75958) – $49.99

  • Features flying school carriage of France’s wizarding school Beauxbatons
  • Buildable carriage transforms into two-floor living quarters
  • Includes minifigures of Hagrid, Madame Maxine, and Fleur and Gabrielle Delacour, plus two Abraxan (pegasus) figures

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The Rise of Voldemort (75965) – $19.99

  • Relive the hair-raising first encounter between Harry Potter and a revived Voldemort
  • Buildable graveyard scene with tombstones (including that of Tom Riddle Sr., Voldemort’s father)
  • Includes minifigures of Harry Potter, Voldemort, masked Death Eater, Peter Pettigrew and the Grim Reaper statue on the Riddle tomb; plus the magicked Tri-Wizard Cup portkey; minus any sign of Cedric Diggory, rest in peace

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Both sets are due for August according to LEGO. That slots them in between some of the earlier-announced sets, which also includes the 2019 LEGO-Potter advent calendar (75964), due September.

Possible LEGO Trolls Movie Tie-In Sets Teased for 2020

It’s always awesome when two companies from the same country collaborate on one effort or other. LEGO isn’t the only classic toy to come from Denmark, you see. In the 1960s another Danish woodworker, Thomas Dam, created the iconic troll doll. It became a recurring toy fad throughout the decades, and is now currently under DreamWorks. And that’s why DreamWorks released the “Trolls” movie in 2016. It was popular enough that it got a sequel green-light. “Trolls World Tour” is expected to premiere next year. And it looks like this Danish-originating toy line is teaming up with LEGO for a bunch of LEGO Trolls movie tie-in sets.

This much could be inferred from a recent Twitter post by LEGO. It showed a minifigure from the shoulders down, wearing a tag with the movie title. They captioned the image with “It’s all glitter and happiness,” two taglines long associated with the Trolls line.

The question of how DreamWorks Trolls will be interpreted in LEGO is quite interesting. Troll dolls are famous for their furry up-combed hair. Could we be having minifigure heads with Troll hair wisps on the scalps? That’s an intriguing possibility.

It should be recalled that the original DreamWorks “Trolls” movie in 2016 got an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. One has to wonder how “Trolls World Tour” will try to match or top that. In any case, this is a wonderful instance of Danish toy brand power, and one we hope could happen again. “Trolls World Tour” premieres 2020.

From the looks of it, it seems that LEGO is looking forward to expand its licensed themes following its recent tease of the LEGO Stranger Things line. Though we may not always agree with LEGO on its choice of what particular pop culture reference it would like to immortalize on plastic, we can be quite sure that LEGO will always bring out the best from these themes.