LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) Official Images Released

Last month we caught glimpse of this year’s seasonal set based on the Chinese zodiac. And this time around, 2023’s LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) has been listed at LEGO’s home shopping portal, and with it, we get better images of what to expect from this collectible. Take a look.

Like its predecessors, the LEGO Year of the Rabbit will be offered as a gift-with-purchase set. According to The Brick Fan, it will be the next promotional item starting January 15, right after the promo ends for the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580). Our brick-built bunny will also be available as a free item from January 15 to 25 (just in time for the Chinese New Year) for a minimum single receipt purchase of any LEGO product worth $85 and above at all LEGO stores or LEGO.com.

This current offering comes in at 194 pieces and is valued at $10. It comes in a predominantly black-and-white color scheme and features a pair of poseable ears and expressive eyes. It also includes a special red envelope to mark the Lunar New Year celebration.

The LEGO Year of the Rabbit is also the 9th Chinese zodiac-inspired set in the series starting with the LEGO Year of the Sheep (40418) in 2015. Though LEGO released a Year of the Snake (10250) set in 2013, its distribution was only available in China at that time and does not follow the design aesthetics of the current series. So we’re still three years away from having a complete set of these seasonal sets, with the Year of the Dragon (2024), Year of the Snake (2025), and Year of the Horse (2026) still waiting for their LEGO debut.

Here’s a Better Look at the LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) Seasonal Set

In case you missed it, LEGO Japan’s Social Media Twitter account shared a better, clearer image of 2023’s LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) seasonal set. We first caught wind of this annual set early in September, and this time around, it’s nice to have a closer look.

Coming in at 193 pieces, the LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) celebrates 2023 as the Year of the Water Rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. The set features a black and white brick-built bunny with poseable ears and movable, expressive eyes. It also comes with a unique 1×2 printed tile to mark the occasion.

The Twitter post goes to show that LEGO fans can get this freebie upon single-receipt LEGO purchases equal to, or greater than 9,900 Japanese Yen or roughly $75 USD at any LEGO store until supplies last. I’m not quite sure if this promotional is already live in the US, but since we only have a few days to go before 2023 kicks in, then it’s a possibility that LEGO may offer this set as a freebie to sweeten the deal with its January 2023 sets.

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this set if you have this under your LEGO must-haves radar.

LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack (40605) Revealed

It looks like LEGO VIP members can expect another gift-with-purchase (GWP) polybag anytime soon. To add more brick-building fun to next year’s Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, LEGO will be offering the promotional LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack (40605).

There’s no official announcement from LEGO.com  yet as of this posting, but this promotional polybag was eventually confirmed thru LEGO’s Customer Service if you search for the building instructions for set 40602. Additionally, we can catch a glimpse of this polybag freebie if you search within LEGO’s Certification Page and search for item number 6428025.

Though the image for the LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack shown on the certification document is less than ideal, we can somehow surmise what this polybag has to offer. It features a great selection of seasonal LEGO pieces offered in variant colors such as recolored lantern pieces, minifigures accessories, and even a rabbit figure keeping in line with 2023 as being the Year of the Water Rabbit.

We might hear from LEGO anytime soon regarding the mechanics of how to avail of this promotional offering, especially since January 1st is just around the corner and there are plenty of LEGO 2023 sets that we can look forward to. We can certainly expect LEGO to provide additional incentives to VIP members and add more value to our future purchases to kickstart 2023.

I’ll update this post once new information comes in so stay tuned. Special Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads-up.

LEGO Lunar New Year 2023 Sets Officially Listed

After unveiling its upcoming collection of LEGO Lunar New Year 2023 sets a few days ago, LEGO’s home shopping portal has been updated with listings of these new sets. We can now have a complete look at their beautiful intricacies, including their product descriptions as well.

These LEGO Lunar New Year 2023 sets include two seasonal ones, a massive Monkie Kid mech, and a Duplo set for budding LEGO builders – all scheduled to be available in LEGO stores in January next year. The LEGO Money Tree is yet to be listed and will let you know once it’s officially available.

Lunar New Year Display (80110)

872 pieces | $89.99 | Arriving January 10, 2023

Create 2 spectacular Lunar New Year Display models packed with traditional festive symbols, with this colorful LEGO® set (80110) for ages 8 and up. These decorative, buildable models can be displayed together or individually around a home or workplace. One has buildable golden ingots in the traditional Yuan Bao design, koi fish for good luck, red pockets symbolizing good wishes and fortune and the “Zhao Cai Jin Bao” greeting that welcomes fortune and treasures into the home. The second model has a large buildable moutan peony flower, small moutan peony flowers, plus the “Hua Kai Fu Gui” greeting, meaning blooming prosperity and happiness.

LEGO Lunar New Year 2023

 

Lunar New Year Parade (80111)

1,653 pieces with 18 minifigures | $129.99 | Arriving January 10, 2023

Celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit with this LEGO® Lunar New Year Parade building set (80111) for ages 8 and up. A delightfully playful festive centerpiece, it features 3 connectible toy parade floats. Push the floats with rabbit and LEGO themes to animate the buildable rabbit and dragon, and push the musicians’ float to make the on-board drummer minifigure drum automatically. The set includes separate instructions for each model, so family members and friends can build together.

LEGO Lunar New Year 2023

 

Monkey King Ultra Mech (80045)

1,705 pieces with 6 minifigures | $159.99 | Arriving January 1, 2023

Get kids aged 10 and up excited about classic legends with this brick-built LEGO® Monkie Kid™ Monkey King Ultra Mech (80045). The set recalls the original Monkey King Warrior Mech, with updated features and functions to extend play, including rear rocket boosters, a new armor design, newly designed Golden Sight power with a light brick, a staff and other weapons that can be transformed into a jet.

 

Learn About Chinese Culture (10411)

124 pieces | $69.99 | Arriving January 1, 2023

Enjoy fun-filled hours teaching toddlers aged 2 and up about traditional life with LEGO® DUPLO® Town Learn About Chinese Culture (10411). This beautiful brick-built set comes with a café, temple and an activity area packed with authentic details.

 

EDIT: LEGO.com has been updated to now include the LEGO Money Tree (40648), slated to launch this December 25, earlier than expected. The rest of the LEGO Lunar New Year 2023 sets are scheduled to be available in January 2023. Check out its product description and images below.

LEGO Money Tree (40648)

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this brilliantly detailed and attractive Money Tree (40648) adorned with riches and rewards. The set features a tree decorated with 20 tangerines, 14 red envelopes, and 10 coins for ages 9+. In Chinese culture, it has long been believed that a money tree brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. The model makes an eye-catching display item and adds extra fun to Chinese New Year celebrations. 

 

 

LEGO Lunar New Year 2023 Sets Unveiled

The LEGO Group has revealed its LEGO Lunar New Year 2023 sets following its official press release. Since their debut back in 2019, these Chinese New Year inspired-sets eventually had a global following for their novelty and aesthetic appeal.

Though initially intended to be a theme on its own, LEGO opted to include elements of the Lunar New Year incorporated into the rest of its portfolio. We can expect these sets to be officially listed anytime soon over at LEGO.com, but in the meantime let’s take a look at what they have to offer.

Lunar New Year Display (80110)

LEGO Lunar New Year

 

Lunar New Year Parade (80111)

 

Monkey King Ultra Mech (80045)

 

Learn About Chinese Culture (10411)

 

Money Tree (40648)

Expect more of their official images to roll out anytime soon, especially since we’re closing in at the end of this year and LEGO is expected to release its full line-up of Q1 2023 in the next few weeks. Be sure to stay tuned and subscribe to our notifications for more future updates.

15 LEGO Halloween Sets To Build The Night Away

It’s nice that LEGO seasonal sets have always been around to jumpstart the season and get into that brick-building vibe. And with the release of the LEGO Halloween Cat and Mouse (40570) set a couple of months ago, it’s time to look back at some of the spooky-fun LEGO sets that we had over the years. From classic favorites, vignette-inspired builds, and large collectible themes and sets, these must-have LEGO sets are all head-turners in themselves.

In case you missed them, I’ve included Amazon affiliate links for these sets if you wish to add them to your collection. Any purchases made via these links will surely help to keep our site up and running.

With that out of the way, let’s jump right in and take a look.

Halloween Cat and Mouse (40570)

328 pieces | released August 2022

 

Halloween Owl (40497)

228 pieces | released August 2021

 

Mini Disney The Haunted Mansion (40521)

680 pieces; includes 1 minifigure | released August 2022

 

Trick or Treat Halloween Set (40122)

133 pieces; includes 2 minifigures | released September 2015

 

Halloween Haunt (40260)

145 pieces; includes 2 minifigures | released September 2017

 

Halloween Hayride (40423)

148 pieces; includes 3 minifigures | released August 2020

 

Vampire and Bat (40203)

150 pieces | released September 2016

 

Spider & Haunted House Pack (40493)

132 pieces | released August 2021

 

Halloween Bat (40090)

156 pieces | released September 2014

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein (40422)

108 pieces | released September 2020 

 

LEGO BrickHeadz Halloween Ghost (40351)

136 pieces | released September 2019

 

LEGO Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery (70420)

335 pieces; includes 4 minifigures | released August 2019

 

LEGO Icons Haunted House (10273)

3231 pieces; includes 10 minifigures | released June 2020

 

LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House (10228)

2,064 pieces; includes 6 minifigures | released September 2012 

 

LEGO Spooky VIP Add-On Pack (40513)

119 pieces; includes 6 minifigures | released September 2021

 

 

 

First Images Up for Mid-Oct GWP Creator 3-in-1 Mystic Witch (40562)

Speaking of LEGO GWPs, here’s another one coming up next for big buyers this October 2022. The more recent gifts currently available come from a variety of LEGO themes. Our next expected GWP for mid-October is no different. Speaking of variety, this one will provide plenty all its own, considering it’s a LEGO Creator 3-in-1. And the timing can be no more appropriate too when we consider the subject of this set. With Halloween coming at month’s end LEGO is offering us this. It even has an age recommendation right for the occasion’s primary demographic.

Courtesy of The Brick Fan, we have this scoop on the LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Mystic Witch (40562). As expected, this upcoming GWP set lets builders create an iconic Halloween witch. We’re talking conical hat, broomstick, green skin, the works. You’ll even be forgiven if you can’t decide whether her mouth piece is a smile or a big protruding tooth. And being a 3-in-1 set, Mystic Witch can be rebuilt into two other alternate forms. She can become her own familiar black (well, purple) cat or a cute little dragon. Just like a stereotypical witch to be able to magically shapeshift. It doesn’t get more Halloween-y.

LEGO collectors can have the GWP Creator Mystic Witch (40562) for a minimum total purchase of $100. The corresponding gift period begins this coming Friday, October 14, and will run all the way to Halloween itself. It just doesn’t get more spooky seasonal than this.

2022 LEGO Winter Village – Icons Holiday Main Street (10308) Now Listed

Thanks to its core concept of building and assembling, LEGO has long been crossing into numerous and different niche hobbies. Model railroads? LEGO’s got many sets for that over the years. Their vehicle lines, particularly Technic, could go toe-to-toe with conventional plastic model kits. Even LEGO Botanical with its brick-built blossoms more than hold their own aesthetics-wise against artificial flowers. But the best work LEGO does is undoubtedly with model buildings, obviously. And with the approach of the 2022 Holiday season, their latest addition to the Winter Village set line is ready. In fact, LEGO Shop online has listed it.

Brickset tells us that the 2022 LEGO Icons (formerly Creator Expert) Winter Village set has finally been revealed. If you feel the previous Winter Village sets have been leaning too “residential” then take heart. The Icons Holiday Main Street (10308) is anything but. Build a busy commercial hub for your LEGO Winter Village with two storefronts and some public transportation. Nothing says “traditional” Christmas shopping like a trip to the toy store or music shop. Shoppers with grocery bags can then wait for the Main Street cable car on a roadside stop. And their wait won’t be boring with nearby mailbox, clock post and Christmas tree to liven things up.

Expect the Icons Winter Village Holiday Main Street (10308) to launch next month, October 7. Further product details down below:

Holiday Main Street (10308)

Age 18+ | 1,514 pieces | 6 minifigures | $99.99 | Coming October 7

Packed with yuletide cheer, the LEGO® Holiday Main Street (10308) set is the latest addition to the popular LEGO Winter Village Collection. Build a sweet Christmas village display complete with a toy store, music store and shoppers, plus the store owners and their cozy apartments. Then build the streetcar, ready to take the shoppers home after a fun outing.

  • A festive tradition – Enjoy quality time crafting all the details of this Holiday Main Street (10308) buildable model with a toy store, music store, shoppers, store owners and their cozy apartments
  • Hop on the streetcar – Assemble all the details of the streetcar, ready to transport the minifigures. It’s decorated for Christmas and includes 4 seats for passengers
  • Let’s go shopping – Head to the Santa’s Toys and Games toy store and H. Jollie’s music store to find toys and musical instruments, all waiting to make someone’s Christmas dreams come true
  • Time to relax – When the working day is over, the store owners can relax in their apartments. Discover cozy details with a tree, presents and bed in the toy store, and a dining area in the music store
  • 6 minifigures – Bring the LEGO® Christmas village display to life with the set’s ensemble of minifigures. There are 2 shoppers, a child mailing a letter to Santa, 2 store owners and a streetcar driver
  • Powered Up compatible – Motorize the model by adding LEGO® Powered Up and the option to add your own track and lights (all sold separately)

September 2022 LEGO Set Launch Recap

With September 2022 rolling in this past Thursday, another wave of new sets from LEGO have been launched. Fitting for ushering in the last few months before the Holiday season, several advent calendars became available September 1. According to further details from Brickset, LEGO Marvel also debuted multiple entries this time with more buildable figure sets. The big guns among the new releases would be the newest LEGO Ideas set and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express (76405). On the tinier end, LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 23 became available as well. We can be sure the Holiday-themed products will only increase as 2022 winds down. But for now, let’s summarize the launches:

Advent Calendars 2022
CMF
Duplo
Harry Potter
Ideas
Marvel

LEGO Seasonal Sets of 2022 Now Listed

We’re now on the second month of the second half of year 2022. From a normal point of view there’s still quite a lot of the year left. But for LEGO, the Holiday season is more like a stone’s throw away. So, there’s no better time than now to begin hyping up what they’ve got in store for 2022’s seasonal sets. Besides, these seasonal sets are launching before December anyway. Promobricks gives us the lowdown on these LEGO holiday offerings. Interestingly, their European release is right next month, while the US will have to wait until October. Anyway, let’s look at their official product listings:

Wintertime Polar Bears (40571)

Age 9+ | 312 pieces | $12.99 | Coming September 1 (Europe) and October 1 (US)

Celebrate the holiday season with this adorable LEGO® Wintertime Polar Bears (40571) model set. The baby polar bear is having fun on a sleigh, while the adult polar bear watches on proudly. See the polar bears turn when you rotate the base of the model. The set also includes a Christmas tree to complete an enchanting display piece.

Penguin & Snowflake (40572)

Age 7+ | 139 pieces | $9.99 | Coming September 1 (Europe) and October 1 (US)

Celebrate the holiday season with these sweet Christmas decorations. The buildable penguin and snowflake come with string so you can easily hang them on your Christmas tree – or anywhere around the home. This set makes a great gift idea for kids aged 7 and up, or a treat for anyone who loves the Christmas season or unusual decorations.

Christmas Tree (40573)

Age 12+ | 784 | $44.99 | Coming September 1 (Europe) and October 1 (US)

Create an eye-catching festive display with this beautiful LEGO® Christmas Tree (40573) building kit. The colorful tree is adorned with ornaments and candles and sits on a decorative mat. Add the yellow star to the top for the perfect finishing touch. With this 2-in-1 model, you can choose to build 1 tree or 2 smaller trees.

And these are just the LEGO-original seasonal sets. As for the licensed IPs? Stay tuned.