LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales Coming to Disney+ This October

StarWars.com has just announced the arrival of another LEGO animated special just in time for Halloween. Slated to stream via Disney+, the LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales comes in as a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of Star Wars given that uniquely funny LEGO twist.

LEGO is no stranger when it comes to animated specials, especially with the release of its seasonal holiday specials. And this time around, it’s nice to see that the LEGO Group and Lucasfilms are teaming up once again to offer another fun-filled animated film. As mentioned, the LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales is expected to start streaming via Disney+ this October. Read on for the full press release and a bit of a background on what to expect from its story. And just in case you missed it, LEGO has also released this year’s Halloween-inspired set in the form of the LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497). You may want to check it out as well.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR HAUNTED HAPPENINGS IN LEGO® STAR WARS TERRIFYING TALES

TONY HALE AND CHRISTIAN SLATER JOIN RETURNING CAST FOR THE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, PREMIERING OCTOBER 1 EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+.   

Today, Disney+ debuted key art and announced the cast for LEGO® Star Wars Terrifying Tales, which premieres October 1 exclusively on the streaming service. The all-new animated special continues the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and the LEGO® Group and is a seasonal celebration of the villainous dark side of the Star Wars galaxy — just in time for Halloween.

After the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Poe Dameron and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt. The crime boss has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.

The voice cast includes Jake Green as Poe Dameron; Raphael Alejandro as Dean; Dana Snyder as Graballa the Hutt; Tony Hale as Vaneé; Christian Slater as Ren; Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine; and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as NI-L8. David Shayne serves as writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, and Jason Cosler are executive producers. LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales was produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196) Officially Revealed

Following the official reveal of our very first MCU-inspired LEGO CMF (71031), LEGO’s Malaysian online store has been updated to now include the LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196) slated to be available later this year.

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

First revealed via LEGO’s Japanese online catalog, the LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196) is expected to retail for $40. And since it is already listed on LEGO’s servers, we can assume that this first Marvel-inspired Advent Calendar will also appear in LEGO’s US online shopping portal any time soon.

Based on its official images, we can likewise expect the following minifigures to included be included in the said LEGO Advent Calendar: Iron Man (in holiday sweaters), Spider-Man (with mug and churros), Nick Fury, Captain Marvel, Thanos, Thor (with red scarf), Black Widow (with a stick of marshmallow). The mini builds do not disappoint as well.  We have a miniaturized Quinjet, Helicarrier,  Hall of Armor, Avengers Tower, and an Infinity Gauntlet complete with all six Infinity Stones. For what it’s worth, this Advent Calendar is the best and most cost-effective way to have this iconic minifigure cosmic weapon, complete with all the stones.

Read on for the set’s complete and official product description. I’ll update this post once this Advent Calendar makes its appearance over at US LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196)

298 pieces | $39.99

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

LEGO Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar

Give any Marvel fan aged 7 and up a special super-hero Christmas treat with the LEGO® Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196).

A magical mix of Marvel Avengers gifts
Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors are daily gifts for kids to reveal throughout December’s buildup to Christmas. There are 7 minifigures – Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos, and Nick Fury – plus exciting items and amazing accessories from the Marvel Universe that kids will love: a Quinjet, Helicarrier, Spider-Man drone, Avengers Tower, and more. As the big day approaches, kids can mix up the gifts to create endless, exciting, super-hero adventures.

The creative play lasts all year
Kids can combine this cool collection of building toys with other LEGO Marvel playsets to inspire imaginative play possibilities that last all year long.

  • Give Marvel fans a special super-hero Christmas treat with the LEGO® Marvel The Avengers Advent Calendar (76196). Behind each of the 24 doors is a great gift to build, play with and display.
  • Includes 7 minifigures – Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel, Thanos, and Nick Fury – plus exciting items and amazing accessories from the Marvel Universe that kids will love.
  • As the big day approaches, kids can combine the gifts to bring imaginative Marvel adventures to life.
  • With 24 days of surprises and imaginative fun that lasts all year long, this super cool advent calendar is the perfect pre-Christmas gift for any young superhero aged 7 and up.
  • The 24 gifts found within this special holiday calendar combine easily with all other LEGO® Marvel sets for endless creative building, imaginative play, and impressive displays.
  • Buildable play experiences include a Quinjet, Helicarrier, Spider-Man drone, and Avengers Tower.
  • Behind door 24 is an awesome surprise (clue: it’s one of the most powerful objects in the universe!).

LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498) Coming Soon Just in Time for the Holidays

Just recently, LEGO has revealed a wave of seasonal sets that we can expect this August. And on top of that, just in time for the holidays, we will also have the LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498).

To be precise, this set is not yet listed at LEGO Shop@Home as of this writing. But the arrival of the LEGO Seasonal Penguin is confirmed by this year’s LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) box art. As far as I recall, this is the first time that LEGO has offered a seasonal set following this usual holiday symbol. The penguin was usually a staple of LEGO’s Monthly Mini Builds, and it’s great to see that a seasonal set has been designed that is focused entirely on this cute, arctic creature. The LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498) also seems to incorporate the same display stand as its seasonal predecessors, and most likely stands between 11-12 cm like that of the Halloween Owl.

We do not have further details as of today with regards to its piece count and availability, but the retail price is definitely expected to be $15 as well. This may likewise be the last seasonal set to be offered for this year following this theme and design.

If you’re a LEGO completionist and are looking forward to adding this set to your brick-built seasonal collection, then be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home. Or you can also bookmark our blog site to receive future updates with regards to this set.

Add Some Spooky Fun With the LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493)

Alongside this year’s LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) set, LEGO also introduces another spooky fun way to celebrate this year’s Halloween. The LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493) is a great way to add some fun to your Halloween decors, giving it that magical LEGO touch.

This pair of ornaments come in at 132 pieces and will retail for $10 when the set becomes available in August. It follows the same home decor concept as that from last year’s LEGO Seasonal Pumpkin & Bat Duo (854049). I practically love how the spider turned out, and I have to say that it is more on the cuter side of the spectrum rather than being horrific. The mini haunted house is also a great addition especially given its use of masonry bricks and teal-colored elements.

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LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493)

132 pieces | $9.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

LEGO Spider & Haunted House Pack

Celebrate Halloween with the LEGO® Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493). This seasonal playset features a cute spider with large eyes and poseable legs, plus a miniature haunted house with a window and cracked brickwork stickers. The easy-to-follow building guide makes building child’s play, and each model comes with a string for hanging with other Halloween decorations. A great little gift for kids aged 7 and up and family-building fun for LEGO fans of all ages.

  • This LEGO® Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493) includes a cute spider with poseable legs, and a miniature haunted house with a window and cracked-brickwork stickers, plus string for hanging each model.
  • Add a creative touch to Halloween with this 132-piece building set. A hair-raising treat for kids aged 7 and up and LEGO® fun for the whole family.
  • The buildable toy Spider stands over 2 in. (5 cm) high, while the haunted house measures over 2.5 in. (6 cm) high, 1.5 in. (4 cm) wide, and 1 in. (3 cm) deep.

LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) Coming in August, 2021

The LEGO online shopping portal has now listed our Halloween Seasonal set for this year. Following the likes of the LEGO Valentine’s Brown Bear (40462) and the Easter Bunny (40463), we now have the LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) coming in August.

Coming in at 228 pieces, the Halloween Owl (40497) is expected to retail for $15 once it is made available to the public starting August 1. Similar to its predecessors, this year’s series of seasonal sets seem to highlight the brick-built animals that represent the seasons and occasions. This is further suggested when you take a look at the back of the Halloween Owl’s box art where LEGO also gives us a glimpse of the upcoming LEGO Seasonal Penguin (40498) set just in time for the holidays.

The LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497) stands at around 11 cm tall, on top of a display stand and flanked by brick-built pumpkins and several flower elements. The Halloween Owl also features a display stand that can be rotated, a pair of adjustable eyes, and movable wings for adding some dynamic poses.

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LEGO Seasonal Halloween Owl (40497)

228 pieces | $14.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

LEGO® fans can enjoy Halloween with this fantastic owl toy building set. This cute bird with big eyes can rotate, and also move its wings while standing on a display base alongside 2 Halloween pumpkins and pretty autumn flowers.

  • Adorable LEGO® model of a Halloween Owl toy on a display platform with 2 Halloween pumpkins and autumn flowers.
  • Standing over 4.5 in. (11 cm) tall, the Halloween Owl display toy can rotate, and also move its wings.
  • The ideal gift for kids aged 8 and up who love fun toys and animals.

LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492) Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

It looks like we’re getting another LEGO regional and seasonal set next month. In celebration of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, LEGO has now revealed the seasonal LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492).

LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina

Coming in at 141 pieces, the LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492) is a collectible rendition of one of Mexico’s revered cultural symbols. Personally, I appreciate how LEGO is giving additional effort in introducing sets that underscore other region’s festivities and traditions. If you recall earlier this year, LEGO has also introduced the LEGO BrickHeadz Chinese New Year Pandas (40466) making it 2021’s first seasonal BrickHeadz set.

For avid builders, you may be interested to know that the LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina also features new LEGO elements such as the new floral pieces that adorn its head, including new decorative face and torso tiles. Check out the complete product description below and other details. You may also check its respective product information page over at LEGO Shop@Home by clicking on the link below.

LEGO BrickHeadz La Catrina (40492)

141 pieces | $9.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

Mark the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this LEGO® BrickHeadz™ interpretation of the elegant La Catrina (40492). She wears a dark pink hat with colorful LEGO flower elements and has new-for-August-2021 decorative face and torso tiles. Fun to build and a wonderful addition to any home’s festive decor, it makes a super gift for kids to teach them about a special cultural tradition and for any LEGO BrickHeadz collector.
  • Recreate an icon of the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday in LEGO® BrickHeadz™ style with this delightful build-and-display model of La Catrina (40492).
  • This 141-piece model is fun to build solo or with friends and family. It features a brick-built, dark pink hat with flower elements and new-for-August-2021 decorative face and torso tiles.
  • Standing over 3.5 in. (9 cm) tall, this buildable model makes a colorful addition to Day of the Dead celebrations. A super gift for kids and any LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collector aged 10 and up.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) Official Images Released

LEGO servers, or more specifically, LEGO Malaysia’s online shopping portal, has now listed this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307). As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, this year’s advent calendar from the galaxy far away will be focused heavily on Disney+’s The Mandalorian series given that particular LEGO style of holiday humor. Who can resist that adorable Grogu figure in his holiday festive suit.

The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) comes in at 335 pieces and is expected to retail for $40 when it arrives in September. Check out these set images and official product description. I’ll update the links here they are made available over at US LEGO Shop@Home.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307)

335 pieces | $39.99 | Coming soon in September

Give Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans a brilliant surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307). Behind each of the 24 doors is a LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable vehicle, weapon, or accessory, all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2.

Mini builds, maximum fun
There are 7 LEGO minifigures/figures/droids in this festive calendar: The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, both in festive outfits, plus a Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Tusken Raider, IG-11, and IT-O Interrogator Droid. Children will also love building and playing with mini builds such as The Razor Crest, TIE Fighter, Tusken ballista snow launcher, training targets, and the Child’s hoverpram.

Creative fun
Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating Star Wars starships, vehicles, locations, and characters. LEGO Star Wars building toys are hugely popular, with awesome Christmas gift ideas for creative kids and fans of all ages.

  • Build excitement before Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307), featuring buildable Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 characters, vehicles, weapons, and accessories.
  • Features 7 LEGO® Star Wars™ characters, including The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, in festive outfits, plus a Tusken Raider, IG-11, and IT-O Interrogator Droid.
  • The 11 mini build vehicles include The Razor Crest, Riot Mar’s starfighter, Imperial Troop Transport, X-wing, TIE Fighter, Imperial Light Cruiser, Boba Fett’s starship, and the Child’s hoverpram.
  • Other mini builds include an E-web heavy blaster snow launcher, training targets, Tusken Raider’s weapon rack, and snow launcher, Imperial weapon rack, and Mandalorian weapon rack.
  • This awesome 335-piece building toy makes the best Christmas present for kids aged 6 and up. The characters and mini builds can be used with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for extra creative fun.

This Year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) Has Been Revealed

Following the reveal of this year’s new advent calendars coming from the LEGO Marvel and LEGO Friends themes, the now available Japanese online LEGO Catalog also gives us our first look at the LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303).

LEGO City Advent Calendar

A usual staple of LEGO Advent Calendars, this year’s LEGO City offering includes the familiar minifigure characters from LEGO City Adventures such as Big Betty, Shirley Keeper, Officer Sam Grizzled, Fire Fighter Bob, Top Hat Tom, and Fendrich. It also comes with mini builds that add some fun holiday activities – it has a mini copter, monster truck, train, snow-covered tree, lamp post, and many more.

This year’s LEGO City Advent Calendar (60303) is expected to arrive on September 1st and will retail for around $30 similar to last year’s offering. I will update this post once it makes its appearance over at LEGO Shop@Home.

Here’s a First Look at the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41690)

If you recall several weeks ago, LEGO servers somewhat accidentally uploaded an early digital copy of the Japanese LEGO Catalog for the 2nd half of 2021. By doing so, it gave us an early look at some of the sets (from LEGO Star Wars, City Stuntz, and Technic themes for example) that are slated to arrive this summer. Needless to say, the catalog was removed right away perhaps as part of TLG’s damage control with regards to accidental reveals. But now that most of the sets in that product listing are now up at LEGO Shop@Home, then the said digital catalog in question is once again uploaded. And this time around, giving us our first look at this year’s LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41690).

Right off the bat, we can notice that this set features a good number of micro-dolls, similar to what LEGO offered in last year’s LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41420) with the inclusion of two elves. For this year’s holiday offering, LEGO opted to render our Friends characters in similar micro-doll form.

And of course, aside from these new micro-dolls, this year’s LEGO Friends Advent Calendar will feature the usual staple of miniature, buildable holiday ornaments such as a fireplace, a doghouse, tree stockings, mailbox, lampost, and much more. It is scheduled to be available to the public starting September 9 just in time for the holidays and alongside the now listed LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (76390).

First Look at the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307)

After having a glimpse of the LEGO Marvel Advent Calendar (76196), we can now also confirm what to expect from this year’s LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, courtesy of an inadvertently released online Japanese LEGO catalog. Similar to the LEGO Star Wars summer 2021 sets, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75307) follows a Star Wars: The Mandalorian theme, given that unique LEGO holiday humor.

We can expect Grogu and Din Jarin to be included in this set in their holiday festive costumes. We also see a Storm Trooper, a Scout Trooper, and a Tusken Raider joining the fun as well. For the micro builds, it’s nice to see that Grogu’s floating baby basket is included as well, together with a couple of starships such as the usual TIE Fighter and Moff Gideon’s Light Cruiser. And since this set is specifically made to give some light-hearted LEGO humor during the holiday season, even the usual brick-built weapons in this set were modified for some winter fun.

We can expect this set to be released in September, and I’ll keep you posted once this set makes its debut at LEGO Shop@Home.