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.

From the Rumor Mill: LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith Is On Its Way

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.

The LEGO Ideas Vintage Car 40448 is the next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered in the first quarter of 2021.

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.

From the Rumor Mill: Here’s A Round-Up of all the Upcoming LEGO Sets for H1 2021

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.

LEGO Technic
Upcoming LEGO Sets
The LEGO Technic Excavator (42006) from 2013 might be rehashed as a new set in 2021.

42116 Skid Steer Loader (140 pieces, €9.99)
42117 Racing Plane (145 pieces,€9.99)
42118 Monster Jam Grave Digger (212 pieces, €19.99)
42119 Monster Jam Max-D (230 pieces, €19.99)
42120 Hovercraft (??? pieces, €29.99)
42121 Hydraulic Excavator (??? pieces, €39.99)
42122 Jeep Wrangler (665 pieces, €49.99)
42123 McLaren Senna GTR (830 pieces, €49.99)
42124 Off-Road Vehicle with Control+ (374 pieces, €129.99)
42125 Ferrari 18+ (1,677 pieces, €179.99)

LEGO City
Upcoming LEGO Sets
This is not the first time that we will be getting an aerial fire fighting helicopter, as we can see from this LEGO City Fire Helicopter (60010) set from 2013.

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)

LEGO Ninjago
The upcoming LEGO Ninjago Cole’s Rock Breaker is said to have been inspired by this set from 2015 – the LEGO Ninjago Boulder Blaster (70747).

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

LEGO Art Mickey and Minnie Mouse Mosaic (??? pieces, €???)
LEGO Art Hogwart’s Crests Mosaic (4,249 pieces, €119.99)

LEGO Superheroes
Upcoming LEGO Sets
Yep, one of Marvel’s cool antiheroes will be back in 2021 in LEGO form. His first brick iteration came in 2016 in the likes of the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058).

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
And of course, LEGO obviously has more plans for its latest collaboration with Nintendo. In 2021, we can expect another series of Character Pack similar to its LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 1 (71361)

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.

75382 Transfiguration Classroom (??? Pieces, €29.99)
75383 Potions Classroom (??? Pieces, €29.99)
75384 Herbology Classroom (??? Pieces, €29.99)
75385 Charms Classroom (??? Pieces, €29.99)

LEGO Star Wars
Yeah, I know it may sound redundant already but hey, the Millennium Falcon still holds a special place in LEGO Star Wars fandom. As proof of that, we can expect another LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon Microfighter similar to what we have in set 75193 to be part of a repertoire of upcoming LEGO sets.

75295 Millennium Falcon Microfighter (101 pieces, €9.99)
75299 The Mandalorian Set (276 pieces, €29.99)
75301 X-Wing (Red Five) (474 pieces, €49.99)
75300 TIE Fighter (432 pieces, €39.99)
75297 Resistance X-Wing 4+ (60 pieces, €19.99)
75298 Tauntaun & AT-AT Microfighter (205 pieces, €19.99)
75302 Imperial Shuttle (660 pieces, €79.99)
75303 Ultimate Collector Series (??? pieces, €???)
75304 18+ Helmet Series: Darth Vader (834 pieces, €69.99)
75305 18+ Helmet Series: Scout Trooper (471 pieces, €49.99)
75306 18+ Helmet Series: Imperial Probe Droid (683 pieces, €69.99)
75307 18+ Helmet Series: ??? (??? pieces, €69.99)

 

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.

 

Sources: Stone Wars, Promobricks, Brickfinder

From the Rumor Mill: Will LEGO Wall Art Be the Next Big Thing For LEGO?

Here’s another piece of news from the LEGO rumor mill. Summer is just around the corner and with it is the anticipation of new LEGO sets slated for the 2nd half of 2020. We know that there is an upcoming new LEGO Monkey Kid theme that caters to LEGO fans in the Asian region, and this time around another LEGO theme is speculated to arrive specifically targeted or designed for the AFOL market. Will LEGO Wall Art be the next big LEGO thing? Read on for more details.

Promobricks have recently shared some interesting insider info that shows that LEGO might have something in the works similar to its LEGO Personalised Mosaic Portrait (40179). Furthermore, it seems that LEGO will be adding more licensed themes to this particular line that most fans will find appealing. This rumor is not entirely new to be exact, and for quite some time, talks within LEGO fan forums point to something towards a Project Zebra which the LEGO Group presumably has been working on. Like other big companies working on a super-secret project, LEGO also has the penchant for using codenames to mask their on-going plans against prying eyes.

But with newer and more reliable info coming in, we also believe that this new LEGO Wall Art theme points to what Project Zebra is all about. Please take note, and I really can’t overemphasize it further, that we must take this with a grain of salt and treat it strictly as a rumor until such time that LEGO officially confirms it. With that out of the way, let’s take a look at what this new rumored theme has to offer.

According to brick intel, this rumored LEGO Wall Art theme will have an initial offering of four sets. Bear in mind that these are not their exact set names but rather, a description of what they have to offer.

LEGO Wall Art Marilyn Monroe – Andy Warhol Pop Art (31197)

€119.99 | 3,341 pieces | Expected release date: August 3, 2020

LEGO Wall Art The Beatles (31198)

€119.99 | 2,933 pieces | Expected release date: August 3, 2020

LEGO Wall Art Iron Man (31199)

€119.99 | 3,406 pieces | Expected release date: October 1, 2020

LEGO Wall Art Star Wars Darth Vader (31200)

€119.99 | 3,167 pieces | Expected release date: October 1, 2020

 

Given that these sets are large enough to be somewhat like semi-mural type builds, then it would probably be comprised of several large LEGO plates as opposed to a single one. Its said that it will also come with its own mounting brackets, though it yet to be seen if these brackets will be made out of official LEGO pieces.

Check out some of these fan-made LEGO mosaics that give us a hint on how these LEGO Wall Art theme will possibly look.

LEGO Wall Art
A LEGO mosaic of Marilyn Monroe based on the pop art painting by Andy Warhol. Source: Etsy.
The cover album of The Beatles’ Let It Be is the inspiration behind this LEGO mosaic art. Source: IdleAmusements
The LEGO Iron Man Mosaic (6250093) gift-with-purchase set from Bricks World LEGO Certified Store, Singapore. Designed by LEGO Certified Professional, Nicholas Foo. Source: Flickr
A custom LEGO Darth Vader mosaic from Instructables.com.

If these LEGO Wall Art theme turns out to be true, then it is another way for AFOLs to show their love and respect for the LEGO brick. It seems that LEGO has been focusing lately on LEGO accessories, merging play with function. The new LEGO DOTS theme has shown us that, and this time older LEGO fans will have another opportunity to show their passion for LEGO art and decor.

Again, please consider this as a rumor until we hear the official word from LEGO. If the release dates prove to be true, then we can expect an early announcement perhaps at the beginning of summer.

So what do you think of the possibility of having a new LEGO Wall Art theme? Are you excited about it? Let me know what you think in the comments below.   Thanks again to Promobricks for the info.

From The Rumor Mill: New LEGO Monkey Kid Theme Coming Soon?

The leaking faucet is at it again! And as more info about the next wave of LEGO sets for the second half of the year slowly trickles in, there is another rumor that you might be interested to look into. According to Lukas from Stone Wars, LEGO is now poised to offer an entirely new theme centered on Chinese folklore in the form of the rumored LEGO Monkey Kid.

According to Stone Wars, this new and upcoming non-licensed theme is based on the 16th-century (roughly during the Ming dynasty) Chinese novel entitled Journey to the West, which has become part of mainstream Chinese folklore.

Its kind of interesting to note that there was no mention about this new theme during this year’s Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs, save for the fact that LEGO discretely applied the above logo for copyright protection and trademark. This rumored theme also seems to suggest that these sets might cater to a particular regional market like what LEGO did with the Chinese New Year seasonal sets offered at the start of the year. Since this theme may strongly appeal to those in the Asian markets, this does not necessarily mean that this rumored theme will only be exclusively available in these regions. The LEGO Group has already made it clear that they have done away with these limitations.

According to Stone Wars’ sources, there will be a total of 8 sets under the belt of the LEGO Monkey Kid theme, all of which slated to be released in May. Additionally, LEGO insider mini_legogo also claims that the following tentative set names somehow offer a glimpse of what we can expect from them. Please remember that these are just speculations until such time that LEGO confirms this through an official press release.

  • Monkey Kid Delivery Motorcycle (30341) – perhaps a polybag
  • White Horse Thunder Raider (80006)
  • Bull Demon King’s Thunder Raider (80007)
  • Monkey Kid Storm Fighter (80008)
  • Pig Chef’s Moving Training Car (80009)
  • Bull Demon King Mech (80010)
  • Fire Ball’s Tank (80011)
  • Monkey King Golden Mech (80012)
  • Sea Base (80013)

I guess it’s just a matter of weeks before the cat (or monkey for that matter) is out of the bag if we are to expect these sets to be released in May. And if the leaked images of some of the minifigs in this theme are to be believed, then I guess it’s one interesting theme to watch out for.

What is your take on this rumored LEGO Monkey Kid theme? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again to Stone Wars for the heads up.

From the Leaking Faucet: Rumored LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) Character Descriptions

This year marks another milestone for The LEGO Group, especially that it’s LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series is marking its 10th Year Anniversary. We know that the next wave of LEGO’s CMF is slated to be released in May of this year, considering that the LEGO Catalog for the first half of the year has teased it already. This time, Promobricks reports that the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20 (71027) will be the next CMF line and will feature some character throwbacks to some of LEGO’s most loved themes.

Do take note that these are unofficial names for the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 20, and are only based on how we can describe them. However, given that we’re just a couple of months away from Series 20’s official release in May, expect more information to come in during the next few weeks.

Boy with Piñata

Accessories: new Piñata mold, Mexican hat. 

Hip Hop Girl with Speakers

Accessories: new baseball cap with red hair, stereo speakers in turquoise color, and an action pin introduced in LEGO DC CMF (71026)

Pea Pod Costume

Accessories: new large green pod costume with three light green peas.

Knight

Accessories: knight helmet, sword, and shield.

Female Pirate

Accessories: new tricorn hat with brown hair and a sword.

Rocket Fan Girl

Accessories: baseball cap, torso with Classic Space logo, rocket, 2×3 rocket plan tile, and a tool(?) to assemble the rocket.

Llama Costume

Accessories: new llama head costume and a carrot.

Viking

Accessories: new and rather large Viking helmet with orange beard mold, spear, and shield.

Red Ranger

Accessories: new helmet mold that certainly looks like from the Power Rangers, and a huge green transparent sword.

Karate Guy

Accessories: new hair mold, and nunchucks.

Female Discus/Javelin Thrower

Accessories: new hair mold, a gold medal with ribbon, javelin, and a printed 2×2 round tile for the discus.

Female Diver with Turtle

Accessories: new sea turtle figure, helmet, light blue swim fins, and underwater plant.

Green Brick Guy

Accessories: a 2×3 green brick costume similar to the Red Brick Guy and Blue Brick Girl from 71021, brown hairpiece, and a 2×2 tile with the number 10 printed on it in celebration of the CMF’s 10th year anniversary.

Musician with Keytar

Accessories: new keytar instrument.

Girl in Bunny Pyjamas

Accessories: new stuffed toy rabbit figure, similar to the teddy bear figure that was first introduced last year.

Guy With Drone

Accessories: new drone figure with remote control, and a baseball cap.

Rumored LEGO DC Comics Superheroes Sets for 2020

More rumors are coming out from the leaking faucet. After the news came out regarding what to expect from the next 2020 wave of LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets, we now have additional info about the next series of LEGO DC Comics Superheroes sets coming this second half of 2020 courtesy of Promobricks.

LEGO DC Wonder Woman 1984

Similar to what LEGO did with DCEU’s Wonder Woman in 2017’s Wonder Woman Warrior Battle (76075), the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 sequel will also be receiving the LEGO treatment. We have no information as to date regarding its exact set name but for the time being, lets refer to it as Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157). It features a large satellite dish with minifigure versions of Wonder Woman and Cheetah. This set is slated to be released in June, just in time for its tie-up film landing on theaters on June 5, 2020.

LEGO Batman

As it turns out, we can expect three new LEGO Batman sets to arrive also in June, one of which is labeled as ‘4+’. The smallest in the set, which is also the one tagged as for 4+ kids, is the Penguin Pursuit (76158). It features a Penguin minifigure and a small brick-built duck which we assume as the titular villain’s vehicle. It also includes a Bat Boat with a Batman minifigure. Based on its description, it somehow thematically resembles that of the LEGO Batman: The Penguin Face Off (76010) from 2014 save for the Bat Submarine.

The LEGO Batman Penguin Faceoff (76010) from 2014 features a brick built duck that may reappear in an upcoming LEGO Batman set. 

We also have another mid-sized set which is called Joker’s Trike Chase (76159) that features a trike with a grotesque grin which obviously the vehicle of choice for Joker. It also includes a Batman minifigure together with his Batmobile. Other minifigures include Harley Quinn with her oversized, black and red hammer, and Robin.

The last set in this series and what seems to be the largest, is the Mobile Bat Base (76160). Retailing for 89.99 Euro, it includes the minifigures of Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing (red, New 52 version), Mr. Freeze, Bronze Tiger, and Man Bat. From what it seems, the Mobile Bat Base also features several interlocking vehicles.

Man-Bat and Nightwing appear here in the LEGO Batman Man-Bat Attack (76011) from 2014. We might see these minifigs once again in the tentatively named Mobile Bat Base (76160).

Here’s a brief rundown of all the LEGO DC Comics Superheroes that we know will be arriving in June. Please take note that the set names mentioned above are just based on the set’s initial descriptions and may still change once LEGO makes their official reveal.

  • LEGO DC Comics Wonder Woman vs Cheetah (76157)€39.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Penguin Pursuit 4+ (76158)€9.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Joker’s Trike Chase (76159)€49.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Batman Mobile Bat-Base (76160)€89.99 | June 2020 release date

More 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sets Rumored to Arrive This Year

We caught a glimpse of things to come for LEGO’s licensed sets during the recently concluded Nuremberg Toy Fair. And for those of you who were following this news, it was pretty obvious that LEGO is putting a tight lid on some of these licensed sets until such time their respective embargos are lifted. However, news along the grapevine suggests that there is still more to expect from LEGO’s licensed themes, particularly from its 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes.

LEGO Marvel Eternals

According to a report from Promobricks, we can still expect a handful of LEGO Marvel sets that are based on new subthemes or titles. We already know that a LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162) is coming out in March as a tie-in set for the upcoming Black Widow spin-off MCU film, and for the second half of 2020, we will also be seeing another round of MCU-inspired sets in the form of the LEGO Marvel Eternals sets. Specifically, we can expect four (4) sets for this subtheme somewhat similar to how LEGO released tie-in sets for the Spider-Man: Far From Home film. As of now, we only know of the price of the small set, 76145, under this Marvel subtheme which is expected to retail for 9.99 Euro. We’re looking for a release date sometime in October, or earlier during the second half of this year, just in time for the marketing campaign for the film which will land in theaters in November.

2020 LEGO Marvel
MCU’s Eternals will also get the LEGO treatment, with four LEGO Marvel sets slated to be released.
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man

Other than the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163) whose images were recently found in LEGO servers, only to be removed afterward, we can look forward to another LEGO Spidey set to follow soon. A LEGO Marvel Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) is also expected to arrive, focusing more on the web crawler’s titular symbiote nemesis. This development is exciting at many levels because other than putting the spotlight on Venom as a LEGO set, it further confirms the eventual cinematic crossover of MCU’s Spider-Man to that of Sony’s version of Venom. The LEGO Marvel Spider-Man vs Venom (76151) set is described to feature a large brick-built black mech lizard and a smaller vehicle with shooters. The black mech lizard is obviously the centerpiece of this set akin to the Venom Crawler. However, fans will be excited to know that other than the Spider-Man, Venom, and Iron-Spider minifigures included in this set, this will be our first-ever set to feature a Spider-Ham minifigure. That certainly is interesting.

2020 LEGO Marvel
The LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163) is slated to arrive this March.
LEGO Marvel Avengers

Loki is returning to the LEGO limelight with a new set dedicated to the mischievous Norse god. The LEGO Marvel Wrath of Loki (76152) is expected to be a substantially large 4+ set that features an Avenger Tower, a small Quinjet, and a green aircraft for Loki and five minifigures: Loki, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel.

S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Helicarrier will also be returning in LEGO form this 2020, though in a smaller version. Tagged as set 76153, it is expected to retail for 120 Euros, significantly smaller to that of 2015’s The SHIELD Hellicarrier (76042) which retailed for $350. However, this newer version of the Hellicarrier packs a lot of minifigs, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine and a SHIELD Agent. War Machne is said to have a new shoulder cannon, while another Marvel villain will be coming back in LEGO form – MODOK will be returning in this set, though not in minifigure form as we first saw him in Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash (76018) back in 2014. This newer version of MODOK will be brick-built so its kind of interesting how this will turn out. This newer SHIELD Hellicarrier (76153) will come in a gray and blue color scheme, plus a blue-yellow Quinjet that can land on the Hellicarrier itself.

The LEGO Marvel Avengers: Hulk Lab Smash (76018) from 2014 features MODOK’s first-ever LEGO debut.

Other than these two sets, we can also expect three additional Avengers-inspired sets such: a new Hulkbuster (76164) which includes minifigures of Iron Rescue, and two SHIELD Agents; the previously reported Iron Man Bust (76165), and a new and larger Avengers Tower (76165) featuring seven new minifigs: Red Skull, Iron Man, Black Widow, two SHIELD Agents, and two undisclosed villains or superheroes.

To sum it up here’s what we know so far about these 2020 LEGO Marvel Superheroes sets slated to arrive this year.

  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76145)€9.99 | October 2020 release date 
  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76154)€19.99 | October 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76155)€59.99 | October 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Eternals (76156)€99.99 | October 2020 release date
  • LEGO Spider-Man: Spider-Man vs Venom (76151)€??.?? | ???? release date
  • LEGO Marvel Wrath of Loki 4+ (76152)€59.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Hellicarrier (76153)€119.99 | June 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Hulkbuster (76164)€39.99 | August 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Iron Man Bust (76165)€59.99 | August 2020 release date
  • LEGO Marvel Avengers Tower (76166)€89.99 | August 2020 release date

Other officially released LEGO Marvel set includes:

LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162)271 pieces | €29.99 | March 2020 release date

LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163)413 pieces | €39.99 | March 2020 release date

More LEGO BrickHeadz Licensed Themes Coming in 2020

After revealing its initial offering of LEGO BrickHeadz sets for 2020, it seems that more is expected for this year featuring some of the most iconic characters that we grew up and love. Our friend Lukas from Stone Wars has shared some bit of LEGO insider info that points to the highly probable release of more LEGO BrickHeadz licensed themes for 2020.

Though these sources may be treated as rumors until they are confirmed by LEGO, a similar report and thumbnail images shared by Promobricks corroborates the release of these sets. And from the looks of it, we will be getting two additional BrickHeadz inspired by Disney classic characters that we are very much familiar with.

UPDATE: The Brickfinder was able to get his hands on several official images of these new BrickHeadz so I opted to update the images on this post as well.

LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377)

90 pieces | $9.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Licensed Themes

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Goofy and Pluto (40378) 

214 pieces | $14.99

LEGO BrickHeadz Licensed Themes

Though we really can’t see the finer details of these sets based on these thumbnails, these pictures are enough to give us a general impression of what to expect from these new Disney-inspired sets.  As a fan of classic Disney animation, I’m certain that these blocky versions of Donald, Goofy and Pluto will look great standing beside a pair of LEGO BrickHeadz Mickey (41624) and Minnie Mouse (41625) sets.  Aside from this trio, we might also get additional LEGO BrickHeadz licensed themes as we go through the year. Here is a listing of both confirmed or released 2020 BrickHeadz sets, together with those that we can expect later on.

  • LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bear (40379) – 150 pieces | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Wedding Bride (40383) – 306 pieces | $12.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Wedding Groom (40384) – 255 pieces | $12.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Lucky Cat (40436) – 134 pieces | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Sheep (40380) – ??? | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Donald Duck (40377) – 90 pieces | $9.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Goofy and Pluto (40378) – 214 pieces | $14.99 USD
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Rubeus Hagrid And Buckbeak the Hippogriff (40412) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Falcon and Black Widow (40418) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Hogwarts Students (40419) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Minions (40420) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Minions (40421) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein (40422) – ??? | ???
  • LEGO BrickHeadz Nutcracker (40425) – ??? | ???

It’s quite obvious that we’re still missing a LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars candidate from this list, so I’m still crossing my fingers if stories of a LEGO BrickHeadz Jabba the Hut and Salacious Crumb will still happen this year. And if the above listing ends up to be true, then it only reaffirms the fact that this collectible theme still has it going with LEGO fans.

Are you excited about these rumored, upcoming sets? Do you think they will most likely happen? Comment down below. Special thanks to Ben for the heads up.

Will LEGO Fast and Furious Sets Happen in 2020?

With LEGO and Universal further sealing their partnership to create future brickfilms, the potential to offer more licensed themes that are under Universal’s cinematic repertoire just leveled up. While LEGO Trolls are now up over at LEGO Shop@Home and the offer of LEGO Minions sets is now set in stone, it looks like a new theme is speeding over the horizon. According to Brick Fanatics’s sources, it is most likely that we will also be seeing a new LEGO Fast and Furious set based on the long-running franchise.

The Brick Fan is also reporting that this possible LEGO Fast and Furious set will be a stand-alone vehicle less the minifigures, that will most likely follow the design tracks of what LEGO did with the LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109). Furthermore, there are speculations that this new set will be based on Brian O’Conner’s  1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS as seen from the first film. I think this is a great choice and fitting tribute for Paul Walker if this news turns out to be true considering the fact that this year will mark the release of the franchise’s 9th film slated for May.

A LEGO Technic or Creator Expert set is in order if such is indeed the case, especially considering that similar to the Top Gear Rally Car, a set based on a LEGO Fast and Furious theme is expected to cater more to adult fans of LEGO. I can just imagine how cool it is to see the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056), Bugatti Chiron (42083), and Ford Mustang (10265) together with a possible LEGO Mitsubishi Eclipse GS set.

As cool as it may sound, consider this piece of news as a rumor until such time that LEGO officially confirms this to be true.