You’ve got to love sometimes how retailers sometimes reveal LEGO’s hand before any official product announcements. Towards the end of last month, last year, we got European retailers listing possible LEGO sets in advance. They might be “expected” sets like an alleged upcoming LEGO Marvel buildable character model. Or they might be all-new products from a licensed IP that LEGO hasn’t done before, like “Horizon Zero Dawn.” In any case, these super-early “reveals” are great even if we must consider them rumors prior to official LEGO updates. Speaking of which, we have another one, updating from earlier rumors from late 2021.
Brickset reports that a possible image for a long-rumored LEGO Creator Vespa set appeared in promo images of another set. Said images came from the Creator High-Speed Train (40518), seen first in Hungarian online retailer Kocka. Note that a Creator Vespa set rumored to become a GWP was numbered 40517, one digit off. The image showed a red brick-built Vespa alongside the High-Speed Train and past Creator sets. The Creator London Bus (40220) is there alongside Creator Yellow Taxi (40468) and Tuk Tuk (40469). It looks like a LEGO Creator public transport set showcase. Said image also doesn’t appear in 40518’s official LEGO.com listing.
But if Creator High-Speed Train (40518) is already listed, what about this red Vespa, potentially GWP set 40517? Did LEGO postpone or cancel it similar to their latest Marvel Mech Armors? We could certainly use some clarifications, especially considering there’s another rumored Vespa set. Regarding the larger, potentially Creator Expert Vespa (10298), we heard no further speculation. At least for the moment, the January 1 LEGO product launch blitz isn’t making collectors miss much.
The day before we made mention of future LEGO sets being listed first in independent retailers before LEGO.com does. We’re sure you already have a clue on what has been made official now, but we’ll get to it later. Anyway, we already have word on several LEGO Marvel sets due to launch next year. Delays/cancellations met some of them; but there are still more sets coming as early as January 1. How about Marvel sets for a bit later on in 2022? If this online retailer listing speaks true, we have one for an unlikely MCU movie source.
According to Brick Fanatics, the Italian retail platform Dbline.it just listed a LEGO Marvel set for April next year. Quite unusually, the subject is the MCU Ant-Man, alleged set number 76219. For those managing to follow the MCU’s production timetable, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” isn’t premiering until 2023. Why push a LEGO Ant-Man set in 2022 when the character’s last appearances were in 2018 and 2019? We’ve no idea. What Instagram LEGO blogger brick_clicker believes is that the set is a buildable figure. Recall the January-launching LEGO Marvel (buildable) Iron Man Figure (76206). The “762” number prefix hints that Ant-Man might be a thematically-similar set.
But don’t take our word for it right now. Despite being listed by an actual retailer, we must consider LEGO Marvel Ant-Man (76219) a rumor until LEGO confirms it. We already have enough LEGO Marvel set choices to welcome the New Year with in January.
Never let it be said that videogames are underrepresented among the myriad of licensed IPs in partnership with LEGO. They’ve scored some hits for all possible age groups too. We’ve gotten LEGO Super Mario for kids/families, Overwatch for older builders/gamers, and Minecraft for everybody. Even a good number of submissions on LEGO Ideas take after videogame IPs. At times it feels like it’s just a matter of time before another game franchise gets the LEGO treatment. Sometimes however, we receive some surprises. There was a rumor of upcoming LEGO sets for a certain game series that has seemingly been substantiated.
We got this information from another German LEGO news source, StoneWars. Apparently the rumored LEGO set for the PlayStation 4 videogame “Horizon Zero Dawn” will be coming out next year. This info came from a product listing on the website of German toy retailer Wagner’s. The set will be the LEGO Horizon Zero Dawn – Tallneck, numbered 76989. As expected from its original material, the set is marked age 18+, with 1,222 pieces and priced at €79.99. Europe at least could see the set by May 2022, though the same probably holds true around the world.
If you’re no gamer (or PS4 gamer at least), we have this handy-dandy recap. “Horizon Zero Dawn” by Guerilla Games is a 2017 action RPG released by Sony on the PlayStation 4. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic 31st Century where mankind has been reduced to a tribal existence. Their world is also home to machines, large robots with animal forms capable of self-replicating by consuming biomass. The Tallneck (76989) is a giraffe-like machine creature, hunted by “HZD” main character Aloy throughout the game’s storyline.
Now remember, this LEGO set retail listing remains rumor until LEGO themselves would confirm it.
It can be really amazing when one looks at the scope of how many new sets LEGO rolls out yearly. Last week we got a peek at some upcoming items for 2022 in a Germany-released product catalog. Among those LEGO sets for next year are new additions to the “Harry Potter” theme line. But those products are only the ones earmarked for an early-2022 launch. Did you think that was all the LHP for the coming year? There are more Wizarding World wonders to come beyond what that German LEGO catalog showed us. A German LEGO news source tells so.
Promobricks would have it that nine new LEGO Harry Potter sets are sure to arrive in summer 2022. No names were given from their source, only the set numbers and possible pricing (US$). From the prices however, Promobricks hypothesizes a potential 2022 Advent Calendar and one direct-to-consumer (D2C) set. That latter possibility draws from the fact that it’s supposed to cost $469.99 like other D2C LEGO products. Further theorizing on their end posits that this 3-digit set might be an addition to last year’s Diagon Alley (75978). In any case, here are the possible LEGO Harry Potter sets next summer:
- 76400 – $ 19.99
- 76401 – $ 49.99
- 76402 – $ 79.99
- 76403 – $ 99.99
- 76404 (Advent Calendar 2022?) – $ 44.99
- 76405 (D2C?) – $ 469.99
- 76406 – $ 49.99
- 76407 – $ 89.99
- 76408 – $ 119.99
Note the set numbers are 764xx, contrasting the earlier set releases numbered 7639x. Then again, without official word from LEGO we must first regard this info as rumor. Let’s wait and hope for their confirmation to follow.
Back in 2020 LEGO asked fans who they would like depicted on the milestone 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set. They did so by opening a poll on LEGO Ideas. Four franchises were represented: Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch,” “Star Wars,” “Minecraft” and killer shark film “Jaws.” “Star Wars” won out, with LEGO promising to email voters with a tease for which franchise character will be represented. To the BrickHeadz corner of the LEGO collecting community, one character deserves to be BrickHeadz set 40539. Recently, the anticipated LEGO email reached Ideas members who voted “Star Wars.” Its teaser image seemed to be confirmation.
So according to German LEGO news source Promobricks, that BrickHeadz face can only belong to Jedi Padawan/survivor Ahsoka Tano. Further evidence can be dug up at the LEGO.com Building Instructions page. Searching for 40539 brings up a set named for Ahsoka, due next year. No further details are given there, but this set could only be the long-awaited BrickHeadz #150. Promobricks also fills in the blanks with what could be rumored product info for 40539. It would be priced at €9.99 ($11.32 direct conversion) and will launch on January 1.
Bear in mind that the above must remain classified as a rumor until LEGO gives official word. Given the New Year’s release date, confirmation for BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano(?) (40539) wouldn’t be long coming. Promobricks even wagers the reveal could happen this coming weekend! Let’s wait and see how that goes.
LEGO and space exploration have long been a classic theme combination. From the basic rocket-ship builds with Benny spacemen, space-themed LEGO sets have gone bigger and better. Some of these sets have been seen in LEGO City as late as 2019. LEGO also teamed up with NASA for some awesome joint projects. Toy-wise we got the Space Shuttle Discovery (10283). Elsewhere, LEGO Education created the “Build to Launch” STEM exploration series. In October came rumors that the “Build to Launch” minifigure characters might appear in new space-theme LEGO City sets. New speculation now reinforces the possibility of a LEGO City space set coming next year.
We’ve started keeping an eye out on Instagram’s brick_clicker for possible upcoming LEGO set leaks. This new one doesn’t disappoint. Apparently LEGO City will get a Rocket Launch Pad set, numbered 60351. The only other information regarding this rumored set includes price ($169.99) and possible launch (punny) window (March 2022). Oh yeah, and apparently this will be a retailer exclusive. We have no idea yet if any included minifigs might depict the “Build to Launch” crew. Judging from pricing though, Rocket Launch Pad (60351) is bigger than 2019’s Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228).
LEGO feels overdue in following up from the 2019 LEGO City space sets, but better late than never. We still await the possibility that the “Build to Launch” characters will migrate from their LEGO Education series. But for now, the above news involves a leak/rumor. Best to take it with a grain of salt. LEGO ought to confirm or debunk this speculation sooner or later.
Sega’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” once got LEGO representation via character-level pack in the now-defunct “LEGO Dimensions” videogame. LEGO Ideas member Viv “toastergrl” Grannell sought to change that with her product idea. Her “Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone” passed the Second 2020 Review Stage earlier this year. Afterwards, the now soon-to-be-official set became a prime subject for various rumors. The last big batch of speculations since September included set number (21331), price (€69.99/$83.08) and release date (January 1, 2022). This previous weekend, one new little rumor was caught by Brick Fanatics.
They cite this new info from brick_clicker on Instagram, with his weekend post regarding this heavily-anticipated LEGO Ideas set. According to him, the set may now just be called “Sonic Mania” (dropping “Green Hill Zone”). Next, set 21331 will apparently be comprised of 1,125 pieces. Interestingly, while earlier rumors (care of Promobricks) pegged the set’s retail price at €69.99, the US$ pricing’s roughly similar. Other than that, brick_clicker again reiterates the New Year’s 2022 release. Barring new possible changes, the set will still comprise parts to build Green Hill Zone. Brick Fanatics did its own speculation on additional characters beyond the Sonic minifigure and buildable Dr. Robotnik/Eggman. Nothing’s concrete though.
And with that, we leave you with the reminder that the above info is mere rumor for now. We just hope LEGO will soon give concrete details on their Ideas Sonic Mania set for everyone. Oh, and the above photo is from toastergrl’s original product idea, just for possibility reference.
LEGO is an old hand in making everything old new again, sort of. Many of their set releases and GWPs turn out to be revamps of ones they rolled out years or decades ago. You know the LEGO Harry Potter Gryffindor Dorms (40452) GWP? It’s a slightly more detailed reissue of the “very old” Gryffindor House (4722) set from the theme’s early years. Now German LEGO news source Promobricks tells us of an upcoming set based on an early LEGO Ideas set. How early? The original set, DeLorean (21103), was the fourth release back when LEGO Ideas was LEGO Cuusoo.
Now, this isn’t exactly an original rumor. Earlier this year, social media would speculate that set 10290 was the DeLorean from “Back to the Future.” Of course, we know for very long now that it was the Creator Expert Pickup Truck instead. But Promobricks has it that the LEGO DeLorean rumor still lives. New details allege that the set, number 10300, will release early next year. It will first become available in April 2022 for VIPs, then generally by July. The retail price for this rumored DeLorean (10300) will be €169.99, or $194.70 (direct conversion).
Now, as exciting as that might sound, heed the usual disclaimer. The above is a rumor, and must be treated as such until LEGO gives official word. Still, a new brick-build “Back to the Future” DeLorean sounds cool. Let’s hope this new allegation pans out.
By now, LEGO Star Wars collectors in the know are waiting with baited breaths for November 9. We previously covered a rumor saying this is the day LEGO comes clean about its supposed UCS AT-AT Walker. But if these leaked images do check out, there may be no need to wait for LEGO’s confirmation. It would appear the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) is real. In other news, we know LEGO has some big Black Friday reveals lined up this November. Put this and the seeming confirmation of UCS AT-AT set 75313, and…head explodes.
Germany’s Promobricks.de brings us these mouth-watering leak developments. Multiple leakers on Instagram have shown images of the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313). The one we feature here now comes from lego_fulcrum. As can be seen in our top image, it’s a beauty. Further leaked details shared on social media and gathered by Promobricks provide the following figures and specs:
- Pieces: 6,782
- Minifigures: 9 (Veers, Pilots x2, Snowtroopers x5, Luke Skywalker)
- Price: €799.99/$924.28 (direct conversion)
- Release: November 26, 2021
The UCS AT-AT interior is roomy enough to house all but one of the above-mentioned minifigs. Access is granted by merely lifting the side armor flaps. And as the date would have it, we’re getting set 75313 on Black Friday 2021. This bit of news may be a done deal now. Still, for formality’s sake we ask readers to regard all leaked information as rumor. We must wait until they come right out of LEGO’s mouth.
LEGO collectors of themes based on licensed IPs usually have a good sense of what sets to expect per franchise. With LEGO Marvel the focus tends to go to big vehicles. Character-wise, Tony Star/Iron Man can be counted on to have sets centered on him. Powered armors do make for lots of brick-building potential. Speaking of Iron Man armors, you can look no further than Stark’s Hulkbuster. This armor-for-an-armor specializes in tackling Hulk-sized problems, as seen in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” That Hulkbuster was LEGO-fied in 2018’s Marvel Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105). And apparently a new LEGO Hulkbuster is probably coming by next year.
We have another LEGO rumor to speculate on courtesy of Promobricks. As hinted above, LEGO’s apparently planning a new Hulkbuster set for their Marvel Super Heroes line. This one will be based on the Iron Man Mk-XLVIII armor, aka the Hulkbuster Mk-II. Where the first Hulkbuster was in the “Age of Ultron” movie, this one’s from “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018). Ironically, Iron Man himself never uses this Hulkbuster in the film. Instead Bruce Banner – at the time unable to “Hulk-out” – commandeers the armor for the Battle of Wakanda. The buster Mk-II boasts different weapons load-outs.
Promobricks’ rumor details have this LEGO Marvel Hulkbuster Mk-II at 50-60cm [twice larger than the Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition (76105)]. It also gets an info plaque for the base, a collector’s badge and Tony Stark minifig. But other than that the rumored upcoming set has fewer extras than 76105. With an alleged 2,500+ pieces and a €200-250/$231.70-289.62 price, the set’s due for 2022. Now, remember that this is still rumor, and LEGO has plenty of time to confirm or debunk it.