Is LEGO Vidiyo Going on a Very Long Break?

There have been some rumors going around that The LEGO Group (TLG) may have finally considered pulling the plug on its recently introduced LEGO Vidiyo theme. Quite frankly, I find it rather difficult to believe considering that we only have two waves of sets released in the first half of this year. And to finally address these concerns, LEGO went out of its way to shed light on these rumors.

LEGO Vidiyo
The LEGO Vidiyo theme is basically new, and it’s quite hard to think that LEGO is contemplating canceling it at this early stage. 

Below is the company’s official statement on the matter. Which is, to be honest, speaking more like corporate speaking to its investors rather than to the faithful fans that supported the theme since day 1. Whatever is the case, TLG seems to say that LEGO Vidiyo sets will still be around and that we can still expect its existing line of products to be available in LEGO Stores and online. However, it is possible that we might not receive any new LEGO Vidiyo sets in 2022 since they will be doing a lot of pilot testing on new play features that include not just the sets but their integration with the Vidiyo app itself. If there is anything to expect, we can look forward to 2023 instead, where we hope to see a roll-out of its next wave of offerings. Whatever is the reason behind this corporate decision about LEGO Vidiyo, I just hope that LEGO will stay true to its promise of making the theme better and more appealing to younger LEGO fans. I guess only time can tell.

It looks like LEGO Vidiyo will be on a very long break…

Here’s the official word from LEGO if in case you want to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. And for the latest and currently available LEGO Vidiyo sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home. What do you think of this announcement from TLG? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

We wanted to provide you with an update regarding LEGO VIDIYO.

As you know, we launched LEGO VIDIYO in January to connect with children in a completely new way, blending music, digital play and LEGO building in a fun and unique way. The product tested extremely well during development and has received really positive feedback from those children and families who have played with it.

We’ve seen a positive response to the launch, but we’ve also received feedback from people that we could make the play experience across the app, BeatBits, music and minifigures even simpler. So, we’re taking that onboard and together with Universal Music Group are going to pilot some new ideas in 2022, then release new play experiences in 2023 and beyond.

LEGO VIDIYO is very much still available, the current products will continue to be sold in stores and marketed globally, and we’re continuing to support this fantastic play experience, including new updates and fun challenges to the app to inspire children’s creative music video making.

Thank you for your continued support of the LEGO brand, we hope for your understanding behind this decision.

LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) Rumored to be the Next D2C Set

Word from brick street is that the highly successful LEGO Super Mario theme is getting its next direct-to-consumer (D2C) following the likes of the LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374). According to several reliable sources, we can expect the arrival of the LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) in the last quarter of this year, with speculations of its arrival reinforced by an unlikely source.

As noted by German LEGO fan site Stone Wars, the possibility of another castle-themed LEGO set is further hinted upon by a new LEGO piece that is made available via LEGO’s Replacement Parts services. Element 6152409 or a white version of the 1×2 White Masonry Brick (98283) has been listed on the said service.

The LEGO Replacement Parts Service lists element 6152409, a white variant of the masonry brick 98283.
LEGO Super Mario Peach's Castle
Image courtesy of Stone Wars.

Prior to this listing, however, there has been a rumor going around LEGO fan communities that a new LEGO Super Mario set is in the works, and it will feature another iconic castle from the Super Mario universe. But unlike other large sets under the theme such as the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle (71369) set, this upcoming D2C set is not strictly a part of the theme’s expansion sets but more like the brick-built Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).  The discovery of the new 1×2 White Masonry brick gives further credence to the rumor of a Peach’s Castle set considering that the set follows a white and red color scheme made up mostly of masonry bricks. Though it’s not the actual set, a LEGO MOC created by Instagram user s.cossy might give us an idea of how this D2C set might turn out.

I know that this is speculative as of the moment, and details of this possible set are scant as of the moment. But what we do know as of this point is that the LEGO Super Mario Peach’s Castle (71395) is expected to retail for € 169.99 as per Price Vortex making it the 2nd most expensive set under the theme, just a notch lower than the LEGO Super Mario NES. We can also guess that it will most probably clock in at around 1,500 to 2,000 pieces given this price point.

Like any other rumors, it is wise to consider this with a grain of salt, and let’s just hope that LEGO will make an announcement any time soon.

A LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Set Is About to Be Revealed Any Time Soon

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.

LEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch

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.

Special thanks to Brick Fanatics for the additional info.

Will the Mandalorian Return With These Rumored 2021 LEGO Star Wars Sets?

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

IG-11 is ready to nurse and protect in this year’s rumored LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar.
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

The mysterious Armorer is rumored to have her own minifigure version in the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Forge set.

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.

From the Rumor Mill: Some Details About the LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures (71031)

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 WandavisionFalcon & 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:

            1. Scarlet Witch (Wandavision version)
            2. White Vision
            3. Agatha Harkness
            4. Falcon (Disney+ version)
            5. Bucky (Disney+ version) – if you look hard enough, you might probably see it’s supposed minifig torso making rounds over the internet.
            6. Baron Zemo
            7. Power Broker
            8. Loki (Disney+ version)
            9. Mobius
            10. Kang the Conqueror – the series might set him up as the main villain later on.
            11. Uatu the Watcher
            12. 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.

Is LEGO Giving Us a Glimpse of a New LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 Set?

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.

Peek-a-boo, I see you R2!

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.

A UCS LEGO Star Wars version of R2-D2 was first released back in 2012. Are we going to see another rendition in 2021?

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.

Are We Going to See a LEGO Marvel D2C Set Anytime Soon?

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.

This year’s LEGO Marvel D2C set is rumored to be inspired by the Daily Bugle as depicted in Marvel comics. 

Given this LEGO Marvel D2C set’s rumored price tag of $299, it will most probably earn its spot as the second priciest LEGO Marvel set following the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes The SHIELD Helicarrier (76042) released in 2015. And given that this set clocked in at almost 3,000 pieces, we can speculate that the LEGO Marvel Daily Bugle set will be around 2,000 to 2,500 pieces. This is a heck a lot bigger than what LEGO came up with back in 2013 when it offered a LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown (76005).

LEGO once released a LEGO Marvel set depicting the Daily Bugle.  

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.

Here’s a Round-Up of the LEGO Marvel 2021 2H Sets Rumored to Arrive Soon

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)

LEGO Marvel 2021 2H

    • 400 pieces with 5 minifigures | 39.99 Euros | Release date: May 2021

 

Marvel Helmet Collection

Venom (76187)

    • 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

Carnage (76199)

LEGO Marvel 2021 2H

    • Revealed earlier to be a Target-exclusive.
    • 546 pieces | 59.99 Euros | Release date: April 11, 2021

 

Avengers: The Infinity Saga

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

Benatar (76193)

    • 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 
Spider-Man: No Way Home
    • 76184 (4+) – 73 pieces | 19.99 Euros |Release date: October 2021
    • 76185 – 355 pieces | 39.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021
    • 76186 – 198 pieces | 19.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021
The Eternals

Earlier last January, we had a glimpse of these LEGO Marvel The Eternals sets through a published LEGO catalog. Here’s a recap of these LEGO Marvel 2021 2H sets in case you missed it.

Eternals Aerial Assault (76145)

    • 133 pieces with 2 minifigures | 9.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

Deviant Ambush (76154) 

    • 197 pieces with 3 minifigures | 19.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

In Arishem’s Shadow (76155)

LEGO Marvel 2021 2H

    • 493 pieces with 4 minifigures | 59.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

Rise of the Domo (76156)

    • 1,040 pieces with 6 minifigures | 99.99 Euros | Release date: October 2021

ICYMI: More LEGO Licensed Sets Expected for H2 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
The Republic Gunship from Star Wars
  • 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
LEGO Harry Potter H2 2021
The village of Hogsmeade from Harry Potter.
  • 76386 Moaning Myrtle’s Bathroom (217 pieces; €19.99)
  • 76387 Hogwart’s Extension (397 pieces; €39.99)
  • 76388 Hogsmeade (851 pieces; €79.99)
  • 75389 Hogwarts Great Hall (1,176 pieces; €129.99)
  • 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
Minecraft The Ruined Portal
  • 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.

Are We To See A LEGO Creator Expert RMS Titanic Very Soon?

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).

A LEGO fan rendition of the RMS Titanic over at LEGO Ideas. Image credits to Jimmi-DK.

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.