The first episode of the Disney+ series, The Bad Batch has already streamed and the reviews are all over the top with the show receiving an average score of 96% over at Rotten Tomatoes, and 9.2 at IMDB. Needless to say, it looks like a very good start for Disney, and for LEGO as well since rumors have it that a LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch set is most likely on its way.
German online LEGO retailer JB Spielwaren shared via Instagram an upcoming promotional that may saw the reveal of the said tie-in. Now to be fair, the said Instagram post did not mention a specific LEGO set to be revealed. But another related incident has shown a strong possibility of such kind of a LEGO set reveal. An advertisement released by the German LEGO online store has inadvertently unveiled the LEGO Star Wars Bad Batch Shuttle (75314) set. The image quality itself is not ideal but enough to give us an idea of what to expect from this new tie-in set.
The German advert shows us the Bad Batch Shuttle (75314) design features, including two speeders and a collection of unique and colorful designs of the elite team’s minifigure counterparts: Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo.
There is no other information regarding this set except for the possibility that it will be around the 99.99 Euro price point. And since JB Spielwaren is about to make a reveal anytime soon, we might have an opportunity of knowing more about this set in the next couple of days.
The Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a direct sequel to the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series and follows the story of the Clone Force 99 – an elite team of clone troopers with genetic mutations that enable them to take on daring mercenary missions. The show is currently streaming over at Disney+ with new episodes being released on a weekly schedule.
Just when you thought that the Mandalorian has retreated from the LEGO spotlight (with a few LEGO Star Wars sets under his belt), it looks like the news on brick street points to the possibility of his return just in time for the holidays. An insider report shared by our colleagues from Promobricks points to the possibility (aka rumors) of seeing the lone warrior from Mandalore returning as part of this year’s LEGO Advent Calendar (75307) set. Additionally, another LEGO Star Wars set dedicated to one of the most enigmatic characters in the series will be included in the rumored LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Forge (75319).
According to the report, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) will center on the world of The Mandalorian and will feature not just the holiday versions of the Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), but also a selection of characters including a Stormtrooper, a Scout Trooper, a Tusken Raider, and the iconic droid bounty hunter IG-11. Some of the vehicles that we saw from the Disney+ series will also be given the LEGO microscaled treatment in this set, particularly the Mandalorian’s Razor Crest, Cobb Vanths Speeder, a TIE Fighter, an X-Wing, a blue Landspeeder, an Imperial Troop Transport, and Moff Gideon’s cruiser to name some.
On the other hand, the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Forge (75319) will feature the mysterious Armorer, the spiritual leader, and repairer of the Beskar-tempered Mandalorian armor. The Mandalorian Forge will also include the Mandalorian himself, and heavy weapons specialist Paz Vizsla.
Both sets are said to be scheduled for release sometime in September just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Check out the rest of their details below.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307)
335 pieces | 2999 Euro | Minifigures include the Mandalorian, Grogu, Stormtrooper, Scout Trooper, Tusken Raider, and IG-11 | Release date: September 2021
LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Forge (75319)
258 pieces | 29.99 Euro | Minifigures include the Mandalorian, the Armorer, and Paz Vizsla | Release date: September 2021
Just to reiterate that these are considered rumors until such time that LEGO makes an official reveal. So as a piece of friendly advice, consider this info for what they are, and let’s keep our radars open for more news coming from the rumor mill. In the meantime, you may share your thoughts in the comments section below.
As a huge fan of LEGO Collectible Minifigures, I really have to say that LEGO did a fine good job with this year’s upcoming offerings. After the unofficial reveal of the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series (71030), now comes another wave of licensed LEGO minifigs to watch out for. And if the rumors turn out to be true, then we have to prep our wallets once again for the arrival of the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) series this August.
According to reliable LEGO insider, lego_fulcrum over on Instagram, this year will see the release of a wave of LEGO Marvel CMF similar to what LEGO did with last year’s LEGO DC CMF (71026). Furthermore, if the rumors turn out to be true, we can probably expect the following:
According to sources, the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031) will be based primarily on MCU’s latest series over at Disney+. This means to say we will be getting characters from Wandavision, Falcon & The Winter Soldier, the upcoming Loki series, and the animated series “What If…?”
From Wandavision, I’m crossing my fingers for a new Scarlet Witch minifigure, with the new costume and all as revealed from the series’ final episode. A White Vision will also be great, and of course a LEGO rendition of Agatha Harkness.
We are still halfway through the Falcon & The Winter Soldier series, but a new Falcon and Bucky minifigs are surely in order. And perhaps a new Baron Zemo and a yet-to-be-revealed Power Broker minifigures are well on their way as well.
The MCU multiverse version of Loki (the one that runs away with the Tesseract in Avengers Endgame) might also be receiving a new minifigure version. There’s a ton of possible Marvel characters that may also be revealed later on so I will hold my horses and wait for how things will pan out in June when the series premieres on Disney+
Then finally we have the Disney+ animated series “What If…?”. Needless to say, the minifigure possibilities for this one are virtually endless considering the nature of the show. However, if I were to base it on the initial trailer that we saw last December, then I wouldn’t mind seeing an Uatu The Watcher minifigure since he seems to be the narrator of the series (much like an Alfred Hitchcock BTS type of character), and a Captain Peggy Carter minifig with that new British Union Jack shield.
I want to emphasize though that these are just speculations at this point until we receive further confirmation from LEGO or other third-party retailers that are quite excited to put them on shelves. And with most likely 12 LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures characters to be included, the potential list of Marvel characters to be given the LEGO CMF treatment is as vast as the MCU multiverse itself. Here’s my own wishlist for this series:
Scarlet Witch (Wandavision version)
Falcon (Disney+ version)
Bucky (Disney+ version) – if you look hard enough, you might probably see it’s supposed minifig torso making rounds over the internet.
Loki (Disney+ version)
Kang the Conqueror – the series might set him up as the main villain later on.
Uatu the Watcher
Captain Peggy Carter
I have to say that this speculative list is pretty insane to begin with. Also bear in mind that these are just my predictions based on existing information that we have right now, and we have to wait and see until July to probably have a full reveal of this latest LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures Series (71031).
So how about your predictions? What Disney+ MCU character do you think will make it to this upcoming LEGO CMF series? Drop-in your predictions in the comments below.
Eagle-eyed LEGO fans were quick to take notice of what seems to be a new LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 set included in a promotional video intended for its recently announced LEGO Imperial Probe Droid (75306).
The now-deleted video puts the spotlight on the brick-built sculpture of the Imperial Probe Droid while having a sizeable R2-D2 peeking under the table. And because the said video has been deleted, it goes to show that someone from LEGO is certainly doing some sort of damage control.
As you can see from the above screenshot, this version of R2 looks to be a brand new model, significantly different from its predecessor, the LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 (10225) released in 2012. The newer version uses several curved slopes and plates giving it a more sleek and smooth look. And if what Promobricks’ sources tell us turns out to be true, then we can expect this to be part of this year’s line-up of LEGO Star Wars May the 4th releases.
Please bear in mind that at its best, these are just speculations, and it’s always prudent to wait for LEGO’s official announcements and press release. I’ll keep this post updated once additional information comes in.
So what do you think of this possible new LEGO Star Wars UCS set? Do you think it’s long overdue? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Now that the LEGO Group has somewhat permitted in principle, the online discussions of rumored or arriving LEGO sets, this has provided many LEGO fan sites some leeway to share their speculations. And one piece of news coming from the leaky faucet is the arrival of a LEGO Marvel D2C or direct-to-consumer set this May 2021.
The news came from reliable Instagram member exabrickslegogo when he shared over social media that a huge LEGO Marvel Daily Bugle D2C set may be in the works. The rumored set is said to retail for $300 and will not exactly be a tie-in for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home film but will take its inspiration directly from its comics counterpart. It may also be related to Sony’s upcoming Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage film. In case you missed it, LEGO has also released a LEGO Carnage (76199) set as part of its more recent line of LEGO Helmet Collection.
If you’ve already seen the first Venom movie, you will recall that at the end of the film, it was hinted that Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy) will be shifting his career from creating investigative videos, to a more “old-school” journalistic approach. Since then it was hinted that the Daily Bugle might be making an appearance in Venom 2, and may eventually be a part of Venom’s cinematic universe. And this perfectly ties up with the comics as well considering how the Daily Bugle is central to the work of Eddie Brock as a freelance journalist. Again, these are just speculations at this point so you may want to take all of this with a grain of salt.
And if indeed we are seeing a May 2021 release date, we can expect more news to come in about this next LEGO direct-to-consumer set anytime next month. In the meantime be sure to check with our blog site for future updates, and over at LEGO Shop@Home for the latest LEGO Marvel sets around.
If the first wave of LEGO Marvel 2021 sets were a bit lackluster for some, then you might find this next offering of LEGO Marvel 2021 2H (or 2nd half of the year) sets more promising – well if we will consider the rumors themselves. And after the reveal of the LEGO Marvel Carnage (76199) helmet a couple of days ago, it may seem that the rumor mill may be pretty accurate this time.
Thanks to our friends over at Promobricks, we can now have a glimpse of what LEGO has in the works for its LEGO Marvel 2021 2H sets. I’ve mentioned some of these sets in my previous posts with links provided below for your reference.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
Escape From the Ten Rings (76176)
321 pieces with 5 minifigures | 29.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021
Battle at the Ancient Village (76177)
400 pieces with 5 minifigures | 39.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021
Marvel Helmet Collection
565 pieces | 59.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021
Infinity Gauntlet (76191)
Not exactly a helmet but a brick-built sculpture of Thanos’ cosmic weapon as seen in MCU’s Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. It also includes LEGO versions of the six Infinity Stones.
590 pieces | 69.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021
From what we heard, this rumored LEGO Marvel subtheme will focus on the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will include entirely new sets and reenvisioned ones. It is quite a substantial subtheme, with plenty of sets expected to be released in June.
Black Panther Dragon Flyer (76186)
202 pieces with 3 minifigures | 19.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021
Captain America and Hyrda Face-Off 4+ Set (76189)
49 pieces with 2 minifigures | 9.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021
Iron Man: Iron Monger Mayhem (76190)
479 pieces with 3 minifigures | 39.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021
Avengers Endgame: Final Battle (76192)
527 pieces with 8 minifigures | 89.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021
1,901 pieces with 6 minifigures | 149.99 Euros | Release date: June 2021
Sanctuary II (76200)
265 pieces with 3 minifigures | 29.99 Euros | Release date: August 2021
Unknown Disney+ Set (76194)
It is still not known at this point if this LEGO Marvel 2021 2H set will take its cue from either Wandavision or The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
369 pieces | 34.99 Euros | Release date: August 2021
LEGO Marvel 2021 Advent Calendar (76196)
298 pieces with 7 minifigures | 29.99 Euros | Release date: September 2021
LEGO Shop@Home has already updated its servers to include its upcoming licensed sets coming from some of its most popular titles. And while we can expect more LEGO Star Wars, Marvel and Minecraft sets this March, LEGO is already gearing up for its next wave of sets slated for the latter half of this year. In case you missed it, here’s what we know so far about the LEGO licensed sets expected for the second half of this year or H2 2021.
Just a disclaimer – this listing is based on several trusted sources from the LEGO fan community, and eventually compiled by Pricevortex. And though Pricevortex’s predictions are almost 100% correct most of the time, we should always take these things with a grain of salt. Let’s take a look.
LEGO Star Wars H2 2021
75303 Unnamed LEGO Star Wars UCS set (??? pieces; €199.99)
75304 Darth Vader Helmet (834 pieces; €69.99)
75305 Scout Trooper Helmet (471 pieces; €49.99)
75306 Imperial Probe Droid (683 pieces; €69.99)
75307 Star Wars Advent Calendar 2021 (??? pieces; €34.99)
75308 UCS R2-D2 (??? pieces; €199.99)
75309 UCS Republic Gunship (??? pieces; €349.99)
75310 Mandalorian Throne and Vault (147 pieces; €19.99)
75311 Imperial Troop Transport (478 pieces; €39.99)
75312 Slave 1 (592 pieces; €49.99)
75313 UCS AT-AT (??? pieces; €799.99)
75314 The Bad Batch Shuttle (969 pieces; €99.99)
75315 Moff Gideon’s Cruiser (??? pieces; €159.99)
75316 Mandalorian Fighter (??? pieces; €59.99)
75319 Unnamed LEGO Star Wars Set (??? pieces; €29.99)
75369 Darth Vader’s Meditation Chamber
40451 Tatooine Homestead Gift-With-Purchase (GWP) set
76390 Harry Potter Advent Calendar (274 pieces; €39.99)
76391 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €249.99)
76392 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €59.99)
76393 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €119.99)
76394 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €39.99)
76395 Unnamed LEGO Harry Potter set (??? pieces; €29.99)
LEGO Minecraft H2 2021
21171 The Horse Stable (241 pieces; €????)
21172 The Ruined Portal (316 pieces; €????)
21173 The Sky Tower (565 pieces; €????)
21174 The Modern Tree-House (909 pieces; €????)
21176 The Jungle’s Abomination (489 pieces; €????)
Since some of these next LEGO licensed sets are expected to arrive in stores as early as June, it’s most likely that LEGO will make their official announcements about these sets in late March or early June. I’ll keep you posted once more info goes out.
Rumors have it on brick-street that AFOLs might be in for another LEGO treat very soon. Word has been circulating across LEGO fan forums that LEGO might have in the works its very first model of the iconic British passenger ship, in form of the LEGO Creator Expert RMS Titanic.
In his video, LEGO fan and YouTuber Brother From Another Brick shared some info on some of the possible direct-to-consumer (D2C) sets that LEGO has lined-up for 2021. Among this is a mention of a LEGO Creator Expert RMS Titanic set that is quite frankly, long overdue among older LEGO fans. This news from the LEGO vine was first spilled by Eurobricks forum member VanIslandLego who has a reputation for accurately predicting the arrival of two recently released LEGO Creator Expert sets: the LEGO Creator Expert Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (10274) and the Colosseum (10276).
There’s no word yet with regards to its possible piece count and retail price if the rumors turn out to be true. And if such is the case, then we can expect that the rumored LEGO Creator Expert RMS Titanic will be the second of its kind following the likes of the brick-built shipping vessel, LEGO Creator Maersk Line Triple-E (10241) released in 2014. I feel that most adult LEGO fans have been looking forward to this for a long time. However, considering the tragic story behind this infamous ship, and the many people who died in the wake of its accident on April 14, 1912, LEGO was probably initially discouraged from pursuing this possibility. So I’m not really sure about LEGO’s reasons right now and what has changed if rumors about the arrival of a LEGO Creator Expert RMS Titanic turns out to be true.
So what do you think of this possible next LEGO D2C set? Do you think that a ship with such a sad story behind it should be offered as an official LEGO set? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks again to Brother from Another Brick for the heads up.
If you recall during the first quarter of this year, the LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage wrapped up with two officially recognized sets that we will eventually see on store shelves later next year. The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith, alongside the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set, are expected to be out next year, on the word on brick street is that the former is expected to launch first.
According to The Brick Fan, rumor has it that the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the first between the pair of approved sets to be released anytime soon. I really don’t know how the LEGO Design Team or the LEGO Group for that matter, decides on which of the two fan-made sets gets to be first released. But from a financial perspective, it will do LEGO good if they don’t sell the two sets simultaneously.
The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan builder Clemens Fiedler (aka Namirob) and originally consisted of approximately 3,000 pieces. However, since word has it that the retail price of this next LEGO Ideas set is somewhat between $100 to $180, then we can expect this to be somewhat scaled-down. Historically, for example, the LEGO Ideas Pirates of the Barracuda Bay (21322) clocks in at 2,545 pieces and is already priced at $200. The only LEGO Ideas set that was priced exactly at $180 is the LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) which comes in at 2,321 pieces. So by way of comparison, we can assume that LEGO designers in charge of the project somehow cut corners in coming up with the Medieval Blacksmith’s final version.
Whatever is the case, I guess the arrival of this next LEGO Ideas set will surely be welcomed by AFOLs who are looking forward to that classic LEGO Castles vibe. Like the Pirates of Barracuda Bay, the Medieval Blacksmith is a callback to one of LEGO’s endearing themes so I’m sure that adult LEGO fans will certainly add this set to their brick wishlist.
And to top it off, the discovery of the upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448), may add credence to the rumor that we are about to see the final version of the next LEGO Ideas anytime soon. The Vintage Car, if you remember, was the Grand Prize Winner of a building contest launched by the LEGO Ideas platform last year. Same as with 2018’s Space Rocket Ride (40335) GWP, the Vintage Car is now the next promotional set that will probably be offered in 2021 together with the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.
So what do you think brick fans, when do you think the next LEGO Ideas set will be offered? Will it be the Medieval Blacksmith eventually? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
If you’re keeping a watchful eye on some of the things that are happening in the LEGO community scene, then you might have noticed that last month was a roller coaster ride of rumors and teases that gave us a glimpse of what we can expect from LEGO next year. Given with such an enormous amount of info from the leaky faucet, let’s take time to sum up everything that we have learned so far about the upcoming LEGO sets for the first half (H1) of 2021.
60275 Police Helicopter (51 pieces, €9.99)
60276 Police Prisoner Transport (244 pieces, €19.99)
60278 Find the Crooks Hideout (??? pieces, €99.99)
60279 Mini Fire Truck (87 pieces, €9.99)
60280 Fire Truck with Ladder 4+ (88 pieces, €19.99)
60281 Fire Helicopter (212 pieces, €29.99)
60282 Mobile Fire Brigade Control Center (380 pieces, €49.99)
60283 Vacation RV (190 pieces, €19.99)
60284 Construction Site Truck (58 pieces, €9.99)
60285 Sports Car (89 pieces, €9.99)
60286 Beach Rescue Squad (79 pieces, €9.99)
60287 Tractor (148 pieces, €19.99)
60288 Racing Buggy Transporter (210 pieces, €19.99)
60289 Air Show Jet Transporter (281 pieces, €29.99)
60290 Skatepark (195 pieces, €29.99)
60291 Modern Family Home (388 pieces, €49.99)
60292 City Center (790 pieces, €99.99)
60304 Crossing With Traffic Lights (112 pieces, €19.99)
71730 Battle Set: Kai vs. Sculkin (61 pieces, €9.99)
71731 Battle Set: Zane vs. Nindroid (57 pieces, €9.99)
71732 Battle Set: Jay vs. Serpentine (69 pieces, €9.99)
71733 Battle Set: Cole vs. Ghost Fighter (51 pieces, €9.99)
71735 Tournament of the Elements (283 pieces, €29.99)
71736 Cole’s Rock Breaker (449 pieces, €39.99)
71737 X-1 Ninja Supercar (599 pieces, €49.99)
71738 Zane’s Titan Mech (840 pieces, €59.99)
71740 Jay’s Electric Mech 4+ (106 pieces, €19.99)
71741 Ninjago City Gardens (5561 pieces, €299.99)
71742 Overlord Dragon (??? pieces, €29.99)
71745 Lloyd’s Jungle Bike (183 pieces, €19.99)
71746 Jungle Dragon (506 pieces, €39.99)
71747 The Guardian Village (632 pieces, €49.99)
71748 Duel of the Catamarans (780 pieces, €69.99)
LEGO Art Mickey and Minnie Mouse Mosaic (??? pieces, €???)
LEGO Art Hogwart’s Crests Mosaic (4,249 pieces, €119.99)
76168 Marvel Avengers: Captain America Mech (121 pieces, €9.99)
76169 Marvel Avengers: Thor Mech (139 pieces, €9.99)
76170 Marvel Avengers: Iron Man vs Thanos 4+ (103 pieces, €9.99)
76171 Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales Mech (125 pieces, €9.99)
76172 Marvel: Spider-Man vs Sandman 4+ (45 pieces, €9.99)
76173 Marvel: Ghost Rider Car (212 pieces, €19.99)
76174 Marvel: Spider-Man’s Monster Truck (439 pieces, €49.99)
76175 Marvel: Spider-Man’s hideout (466 pieces, €69.99)
76180 DC: Batman and Joker Vehicles 4+ (136 pieces, €29.99)
76182 DC: Batman Cowl 18+ (410 pieces, €59.99)
76187 Marvel: Carnage Helmet 18+ (565 pieces, €59.99)
LEGO Super Mario
71380 Starter Course Set 2 (366 pieces, €59.99)
71381 Expansion Set (160 pieces, €19.99)
71382 Expansion Set (267 pieces, €29.99)
71383 Expansion Set (374 pieces, €39.99)
71384 Power-Up/Mario Costume Pack (18 pieces, €9.99)
71385 Power-Up/Mario Costume Pack (13 pieces, €9.99)
71386 Character Pack 2 (€3.99 per blind bag)
The names of these upcoming LEGO sets under the Super Mario theme are understandably kept under wraps, but from the looks of it, we can expect a new Starter Course set, 3 Expansion Sets, 2 additional Super Mario costumes, or Power-Ups, and another series of Character Packs. The Starter Course Set 2 is quite interesting and we’ll have to see how this will turn out.
LEGO Harry Potter
Rumor has it that the LEGO Harry Potter theme will receive its Disney-like series of Storybook Adventures, but in this case, based on the various classrooms of the iconic Hogwarts Castle. Each LEGO Harry Potter Storybook playset is expected to retail for €29.99, with a release date of January 2021.
This is an exhaustive list though since we can still expect plenty of new information to come in as we approach the last quarter of this year. However, since LEGO is quite mum about these things, for now, I highly suggest that we consider all of these things for the rumors that they really are for the time being. Unless we hear LEGO’s official press release and product reveal regarding its upcoming LEGO sets, then let’s take this piece of news with a healthy amount of salt.