Legoland New York Project Launched – Will Open in 2020.

LEGO is such a major toy and media brand all over the world that it is no surprise that they have gotten their own line of theme parks, starting with their first at Billund in Denmark (near the original LEGO factory site). Today, Legoland is a major tourist destination, with no less than eight theme parks under that banner in seven countries.

Merlin Entertainments, the UK-based theme park company that is the majority owner and operator of the Legoland parks, has three more projects underway: two in Asia and the third stateside, Legoland New York which has just started construction.

It was Merlin Entertainments CEO Nick Varney, who declared the official launch of Legoland New York. Construction would begin soon at the proposed site at Goshen in Orange County, New York following the approval of the town board.

Once building is completed sometime in 2020, the park, located due south of the former Arden Hill Hospital, is expected to open seasonally from April 1 to November 1 and will be the ninth Legoland in the world. While the theme park itself is seasonal, Merlin Entertainments is also erecting a nearby Legoland Hotel, one that will be open all year round.

The Legoland parks pride themselves on being a world of fun and adventure for families with young children. Their rides and attractions are mostly being given educational and learning elements, geared for child guests of ages 2 to 12. The same can be said of the Legoland Hotel, with its interactive environment featuring plenty of LEGO models and brick-themed guest rooms.

The New York theme park will join with its older Legoland siblings in Denmark, UK, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Dubai and the US (Carlsbad and Florida). A tenth Legoland in South Korea is also in the works with a 2019 completion date.

LEGO Christmas Build-Up (40253) Official Images Now Available.

Earlier last September, it was revealed in LEGO’s Italian Store Calendar that set 40253 or the LEGO Christmas Build-Up will be one of this year’s seasonal LEGO Store giveaways. November’s LEGO Store Calendar in the US finally set it in stone when it officially announced that the LEGO Christmas Build-Up (40253) set will be a free promotional that comes with a qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 and above.  Taking its cue from last year’s Christmas build and re-build set which is the Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222), this year’s seasonal freebie also highlights a similar play feature, coming in at 254 pieces.

Recently, LEGO’s servers have already been updated to include all the official images of this exclusive, LEGO Store giveaway set to be released from November 1 to 15, or until supplies last. Slightly similar to the highly popular LEGO Advent Calendars, the LEGO Christmas Build-Up (40253) allows young builders to create, and re-create 24 unique micro-builds. Take note that these builds cannot be built simultaneously, even with 254 pieces available at your disposal. We just have to wait and see until this set becomes available next month to exactly know how many micro-builds can you create out of this LEGO set, without taking apart the rest. We’ll keep you posted once Jason and Stephen picks this up and reviews them.

In the meantime, can you guess what objects these micro builds represent? Some of these can easily be recreated with relative ease using any of your existing LEGO pieces. So what do you think brick fans, which of these can you easily build?

This Year’s Limited Edition Christmas Gift With Purchase is the Iconic Nutcracker (40254)

LEGO’s November Store Calendar has revealed that this year’s Christmas gift with purchase (GWP) promotional will be the classic, buildable Nutcracker (40254). For a very, very limited time period (from November 24 to 27 only), this set comes as a freebie for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 and above, both online and in-store. The Nutcracker (40254) is a similar promo like that of last year’s Snowglobe (40223) giveaway. With only four days of window time for this set’s availability during Brick Friday and over the following weekend, expect this set to fly off the shelves rather quickly.

As expected from limited edition sets such as this, there is already an eBay listing of the LEGO Seasonal Nutcracker as early as now. Check out these official images of the Nutcracker (40254).

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In case, you want to give it a try right now, you may build your own LEGO Nutcracker (40254) using the building instructions uploaded by LEGO. You may download it here and see if you have the pieces that you can use. As far as I see it, there seems to be no particular piece exclusive to this set, so building it may be relatively easy.

So what do you think about this year’s limited edition Christmas freebie? Which do you think is better, this year’s LEGO Seasonal Nutcracker (40254) or last year’s Snowglobe (40223)? Let us know in the comments below.

Plan Your LEGO Holiday Shopping With the LEGO Store November Calendar!

Time to plan your LEGO holiday shopping, especially that the LEGO Store November Calendar is now up. Get a chance to earn double VIP points and exclusive freebies on Black Friday offers, plus The LEGO Batman Movie gets its own D2C set with the wacky and colorful Joker Manor (70922). Here are the details of next month’s LEGO Store highlights and offers.

November 1-15: FREE 24-in-1 Holiday Countdown Set (40253) with a purchase of $99 or more, while supplies last.

This ‘build and rebuild’ set comes in at 254 pieces, that allows you to create Christmas-themed builds much similar to what you can find in LEGO’s series of advent calendars. As far as I can recall, this is the second Christmas build-up offering that LEGO came up with since it offered its first holiday-themed build up (40222) last year.

November 7-8: VIP Monthly Mini Model Build is a St. Bernard Dog (40249)

To reserve your spot, simply register for the September MMB by visiting shop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration starting August 15. The LEGO MMB is meant for children ages 6 to 14, and must be completely built in store.

November 18-19: VIPs get Double Points and special Brick Friday offers.

If you’re still mulling over your LEGO Christmas shopping list and wishing to earn those double VIP points, then you may want to schedule your shopping during these dates. We don’t have information yet on what LEGO has in store for its Brick Friday deals – we’ll update you as soon as we receive confirmation.

 

November 24: November’s D2C set, The LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922), is available for purchase.

Starting November 24, this exclusive direct-to-consumer set will be on sale for everyone (both VIPs and non-VIP members) retailing at $269.99. This 3,444-piece set features Joker’s iteration of the sprawling Wayne estate as he envisioned it in The LEGO Batman Movie. It is packed with many colorful details and play features such as roller coaster that goes around the whole building, a huge buildable Joker head with trapdoor and slide, and many more.

November 24: Brick Friday doorbuster sale items go live both in store and online.

We’ll keep this under the radar so we can give you the latest updates on Brick Friday deals and sales once they go live.

November 24-27: Exclusive Brick Friday 2017 Offers!

Other than tons of LEGO sets to be put on sale, LEGO sweetens the deal with this year’s limited-edition seasonal freebie. For purchases made from November 24 to 27, LEGO brick fans will receive an exclusive Brick Friday offer which is the Nutcracker that comes free for every single receipt purchase of $99 and above.

Though any LEGO freebie will always be welcomed, last year’s exclusive promotional which is the Snowglobe (40223) is still much to be desired.  If you plan to visit your local LEGO brand store, you’ll be happy to know that LEGO is giving away a free Canvas Tote Bag (5005326) to help you carry your haul. For a minimum purchase of $199, you’ll get to bring home this exclusive bag, which is also available for any online purchases as well.

If you opt to do your shopping at home, then Shop@Home offers free shipping between these dates as well.

Some of the sets in my Christmas wishlist include the Winter Village Station (10259) and its complementary set the Winter Holiday Train (10254). I’m also hoping to have the massively grand Ninjago City (70620) and the soon to be retired Palace Cinema (10232).

What is in your LEGO Christmas wishlist? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

 

Check Out These Latest LEGO Seasonal Sets Now Available at shop.LEGO.com.

October is finally here, and this means that most of LEGO’s popular seasonal sets are now available both online and in-stores. We already saw their official images a few days ago, and now you can bring them home from your local LEGO brand store, or via shop.LEGO.com. To begin with, we have November’s selection of collectible goodies with the Halloween Haunt (40260) and Thanksgiving Harvest (40261), and to complement this year’s holiday-themed D2C Creator set which is the Winter Village Station (10259), we also have two seasonal sets that goes perfectly with it: the Christmas Train Ride (40262) and the Christmas Town Square (40263). LEGO has also released a couple of nice Christmas accessories which is a great addition to your little Yuletide corner: the Iconic Holiday Magnet (853663) and Christmas Ornament Snowman (853670). These seasonal sets retail for $10 each and you’ll get a nice selection of minifigures that goes along with it. Here are more details.

Halloween Haunt (40260); 145 pieces; $9.99

Bring Halloween fun to your LEGO® play!

Celebrate the scary season with this fun Halloween Haunt set, featuring a vampire minifigure, cauldron, fireplace and large black gates. This seasonal set also includes a skeleton figure with a pumpkin head, a rat, spider and various buildable Halloween accessories—everything you need for building your very own Halloween adventure scenes.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: a vampire and a skeleton, plus rat and spider figures.
  • Buildable accessories and elements include a fireplace with black gates, fire, pumpkin head and a cauldron.
  • Measures over 2” (7cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.

Thanksgiving Harvest (40261); 133 pieces; $9.99

Harvest a host of LEGO® Thanksgiving veggies!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with this fun LEGO® Thanksgiving Harvest set, featuring 2 minifigures in a harvest setting with a carriage, Thanksgiving turkey, bird, scarecrow and a colorful autumn tree. Also features buildable vegetables and accessories, including a pitchfork, basket and a bucket. Makes a great seasonal gift for LEGO fans.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: a male and a female, plus buildable turkey and bird figures.
  • Features a classic-style carriage, tree with seasonal colored leaf elements, grass area with various crops, collecting basket, bucket, pitchfork and a buildable scarecrow.
  • Measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.

Christmas Train Ride (40262); 169 pieces; $9.99

Enjoy a festive journey with the Christmas train!

All aboard for a festive journey with the LEGO® Christmas Train Ride set, featuring a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, plus a lamppost with a city map, 2 shop stalls, a holiday tree and various accessories. Also includes 3 minifigures: a train driver, passenger and a shopkeeper. Makes a great seasonal gift for LEGO fans.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: a train driver, passenger and a shopkeeper.
  • Features a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, a lamppost with a city map, 2 shop stalls, a holiday tree and various buildable accessories and elements, including cups, wreaths and a bench.
  • Measures over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 6” (17cm) deep.

Christmas Town Square (40263); 179 piece; $9.99

Sleigh down to the LEGO® Christmas Town Square!

Hop aboard the sleigh and head for the LEGO® Christmas Town Square where you’ll find a colorful holiday tree, shop stall and a cool buildable snowman. This delightful set also includes a festively decorated lamppost, red mailbox and 3 minifigures—everything you need for a magical Christmas Eve!

  • Includes 3 minifigures and a buildable snowman figure.
  • Features a colorful holiday tree, shop stall, sleigh, lamppost, mailbox and various buildable accessories and elements, including a pretzel, cupcakes and a wreath.
  • Measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.

Iconic Holiday Magnet (853663); 45 pieces; $9.99

Create and display a festive LEGO® magnet!

Build a winter holiday scene on this LEGO® brick magnet base. With a buildable snowman, Christmas tree, snow and ice, and a minifigure with winter outfit decoration, bring some LEGO winter holiday magic to your refrigerator anytime! It’s perfect for keeping your party invitations or gift wish lists on display.

  • Features a LEGO® brick magnet base, and buildable snowman and Christmas tree.
  • Includes a minifigure with winter outfit decoration.
  • Stick the magnet on your fridge and use it to display important holiday lists and invitations.
  • Measures over 3” (8cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep.

Iconic Christmas Ornament Snowman (853670); 25 pieces; $7.99

Hang a LEGO® decoration on your tree this year!

Have fun creating your own LEGO® Christmas tree decoration, with this cute buildable snowman. Place him inside the clear bauble, tie on the festive ribbon and hang it for all to see on your Christmas tree.

  • Features a buildable snowman and clear bauble with a red ribbon.
  • Build the snowman and display it in the decorative bauble.
  • Give your LEGO® snowman pride of place on your Christmas tree.
  • Bauble measures over 2” (7cm) in diameter.

 

We Now Have Official Images for This Year’s Holiday Themed Seasonal Sets!

Last August, we posted a pair of rather grainy images of what is slated to be this year’s next holiday themed, LEGO seasonal sets. As it seems, we will again be receiving two Seasonal sets for the month of December, and thanks to The Brick Fan, we now have official images of how they look like. We now have pictures of the LEGO Seasonal Christmas Train (40262) and Christmas Town Square (40263). It is no secret that I’m a fan of the Seasonal sets and these two are no exception. I already shared my initial impression about these sets in my previous post, so I will not say much about them here. I would rather hear your thoughts on these sets, so let me know in the comments below.

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Train (40262)

Head into the holiday season with this festive LEGO® Christmas Train Ride set, featuring a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, plus a lamppost, holiday tree, 2 shop stalls and 3 minifigures.

All aboard for a festive journey with the LEGO® Christmas Train Ride set, featuring a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, plus a lamppost with a city map, 2 shop stalls, a holiday tree and various accessories. Also includes 3 minifigures: a train driver, passenger and a shopkeeper. Makes a great seasonal gift for LEGO fans.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: a train driver, passenger and a shopkeeper.
  • Features a red locomotive with 2 green carriages, a lamppost with a city map, 2 shop stalls, a holiday tree and various buildable accessories and elements, including cups, wreaths and a bench.
  • Measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 7″ (19cm) wide and 6″ (17cm) deep.

LEGO Seasonal Christmas Town Square (40263)

Enjoy a perfect Christmas Eve at the LEGO® Christmas Town Square, with a colorful holiday tree, shop stall, sleigh, lamppost, mailbox, 3 minifigures and a buildable snowman figure.

Hop aboard the sleigh and head for the LEGO® Christmas Town Square where you’ll find a colorful holiday tree, shop stall and a cool buildable snowman. This delightful set also includes a festively decorated lamppost, red mailbox and 3 minifigures—everything you need for a magical Christmas Eve!

  • Includes 3 minifigures and a buildable snowman figure.
  • Features a colorful holiday tree, shop stall, sleigh, lamppost, mailbox and various buildable accessories and elements, including a pretzel, cupcakes and a wreath.
  • Measures over 3″ (9cm) high, 5″ (15cm) wide and 6″ (16cm) deep.

LEGO Seasonal Thanksgiving Set (40261) Official Images Now Up!

Last month, we had a glimpse of the LEGO Seasonal Thanksgiving (40261) set when its November-themed counterpart was made available which is the LEGO Seasonal Halloween Haunt (40260)As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of this series because of its nice, vignette-style builds and creative rendition of the changing seasons. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have official images of set 40261, which is expected to be available by October.

The LEGO Seasonal Thanksgiving (40261) set contains 133 LEGO pieces, some of which can prove to be quite useful for MOCs and other creations. The tree in the background looks very much the same as that from the LEGO Romantic Valentine Picnic (40236) save from the leave’s different color scheme. It also consists of vegetable patch, a scarecrow, and cleverly built turkey. I particularly like the cart which can be used in many different ways.

Other than the Thanksgiving (40261) and Halloween Haunt (40260) sets, we already have confirmation that the next holiday-themed seasonal sets will be the Christmas Train and Market Stalls (40262) and Town Square Christmas (40263) – both are perfect companions to this year’s Christmas D2C set, the LEGO Creator Winter Village Station (10259).

 

 

LEGO 2017 Advent Calendars Now Available!

Last February, we had a glimpse of this year’s range of LEGO Advent Calendars at the highly celebrated New York Toy Fair. Though it’s a bit early for LEGO to be announcing these sets, I guess LEGO fans wouldn’t mind having an early view of these neat, holiday keepsakes.  Featuring a fine selection of collectible surprise gifts that draws inspiration from LEGO Star Wars, City and Friends, this year’s LEGO Advent Calendars are now available via shop.LEGO.com and Amazon. Though you might think it’s kind of early for LEGO to offer them to the general public, purchasing them as early as now may perhaps turn out to be a good decision later on. For sure, they will be running out very quickly.

We also saw their official box art images halfway through the year, and this time we now have the whole range of images of this year’s LEGO Advent Calendars, including their product descriptions. Head over to LEGO’s online store for more details, or alternatively, you may also check these sets via Amazon.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75184)

Launch into the holidays with the LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar!

Open a door of this super-fun advent calendar each day in December to discover a LEGO® Star Wars themed minifigure, starship, vehicle or other collectible. There’s even a foldout playmat featuring images from Jakku, Starkiller Base and deep space for epic Star Wars encounters. This holiday gift is perfect for rebels, Sith Lords, Scavengers and any other life form, and includes 7 minifigures and a BB-8 figure.

  • Open a door every day to reveal 24 different LEGO® Star Wars themed gifts.
  • Features 7 minifigures plus a fun holiday-themed figure.
  • Vehicles include The Ghost, The Phantom, Stormtrooper transport, Rey’s speeder, Millennium Falcon, Snowspeeder, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, Y-wing, TIE Striker, Hovertank, AT-ST, blaster cannon, snow blower and a sled with boosters!
  • Weapons include 3 blaster pistols and 2 blasters.
  • Accessory elements include a wrench and a crowbar.
  • Also includes a foldout playmat with Jakku, Starkiller Base and deep space play scenes.
  • Collect all the gifts and play out your own epic LEGO® Star Wars adventures.

LEGO City Advent Calendar (60155)

Celebrate 24 fun days with the LEGO® City Advent Calendar!

Celebrate the holidays with LEGO® City flair, featuring 24 different surprises, one for each day of the season, including Santa’s sleigh, a gingerbread house, Christmas tree, plane, snowman, coast guard helicopter and much more. Includes several different builds and 6 minifigures.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: snowboarder kid, grandma, 2 coast guard members, jungle explorer and Santa.
  • Features 24 different items including buildings, vehicles, seasonal items and minifigures.
  • Open each ‘door’ to reveal the surprise for the day.
  • Collect all the minifigures to add to your collections or sets.
  • Celebrate the holiday spirit in LEGO® City with this fun Advent calendar.

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41326)

Countdown to Christmas with LEGO® Friends!

Open the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar each day in December to add a piece to your Christmas party scene. Includes a Stephanie mini-doll figure in a calendar with 24 secret compartments, each containing its own buildable surprise.

  • Includes a Stephanie mini-doll figure in a festive outfit.
  • Features 24 gifts, each enclosed in its own compartment in a LEGO® Friends holiday-themed calendar.
  • Open a new compartment each day and count down to Christmas with buildable gifts!
  • Collect 24 buildable surprises including furry friends and their homes, Christmas tree, gifts and all sorts of surprises.
  • Visit LEGO.com/Friends when you’ve collected all the gifts to discover a special combination build on Christmas Day! Ask your parents’ permission.

 

The LEGO Advent Calendars are quite popular for their neat microscale builds and tons of unique parts and elements, plus the anticipation of what you’ll going to get is fun in itself. I personally want to bag that cute, little snowboarding BB-8 from the Star Wars Advent Calendar.  It’s kind of neat to see how LEGO manages to include almost all of the most memorable characters and scenes included in two of the most recent Star Wars films – Rogue One and The Force Awakens.

Be sure to keep tabs with us here at the Brick Show for more LEGO set updates and reviews!

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) Now Available.

If you recall, the September LEGO Store Calendar mentioned two exclusive sets that were slated for early VIP release from September 14 to 30. We now know that the first is the highly publicized UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), while the second is the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259). The latter is the fifth holiday-themed, D2C Creator Expert set to be released by LEGO, following the likes of the Winter Village Market (10235), Santa’s Workshop (10245), Winter Toy Shop (10249), and the Winter Holiday Train (10254).

Now that the Winter Village Station (10259) is made available for VIP members, and is scheduled to be available to all by October 1, you will be glad to know that its complementary set, last year’s Winter Holiday Train (10254), is now available for backorders at shop.LEGO.com as of this posting. This is a great time to grab these sets and complete your holiday-themed train station. Check out each of the sets’ designer vids and official descriptions below.

LEGO Creator Winter Village Station (10259)

Head home for the holidays with the Winter Village Station!

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent.
  • The festively adorned Winter Village Station features a snowy train station with a clock tower, platform, coffee shop, ticket counter, grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, lampposts, mailbox and green trees, plus a bus.
  • Ticket counter features a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets.
  • Coffee shop features a serving hatch and a detailed interior with espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu.
  • Bus features festive decoration, opening doors, luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages, and a removable roof for accessing the detailed interior.
  • Drive the happy passengers to the station.
  • Raise the barriers to cross the track.
  • Grab a newspaper and relax with a warm espresso from the cozy coffee shop.
  • Man the ticket booth, serve the travelers and slide the tickets under the serving window.
  • Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building!
  • Accessories elements include buildable wreaths and wrapped gifts, plus 2 mugs, ticket, newspaper and an envelope.
  • Special elements include new-for-October-2017 1×1 round plate with horizontal shaft, 4×6 roof element in dark blue, gray microphone element, printed ticket element and shield elements with printed clock-faces.
  • This set includes more than 900 pieces.
  • Includes 4 straight track pieces to connect with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10254 Winter Holiday Train, (10254 not included.)
  • Winter Village Station measures over 7” (19cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Grade Crossing when closed measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (13cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • Bus measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train (10254)

Climb aboard the magical Winter Holiday Train!

Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl.
  • The Winter Holiday Train includes 16 curved pieces of track, engine, coal tender, flatbed wagon with holiday tree, toys and gifts, caboose, boarding platform, bench and a lamppost.
  • Decorate the Christmas tree and drive the train to see the tree rotate.
  • Join the ticket collector in the cozy caboose for a delicious cup of cocoa.
  • Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun!
  • Includes dual building instructions for a perfect family build.
  • Accessory elements include green wreathes, decorative lights and white tree pieces, plus wrapped gift elements and tiny brick-built toys, including a micro train, wind-up car, fire truck, remote controlled robot, sailboat and a spaceship.
  • Upgrade with LEGO® Power Functions (not included) for a motorized engine.
  • To motorize the engine, purchase items 8879, 8884, 88000, and 88002. Instructions can be found in the back of your building instructions.
  • Special elements include small and large red train wheels, dark tan windows, train buffers, cow catcher, white tree elements and roller skates.
  • This set includes over 700 LEGO® pieces, including 16 curved tracks.
  • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12+.
  • The Holiday Train in total measures over 4” (12cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
  • Curved rail track diameter measures over 27” (70cm).

 

A Look at This Year’s First LEGO Christmas Magnet Accessory (853663).

After the reveal of the LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) a few days ago, LEGO seems to be gradually building up the Christmas cheers with another Christmas themed set or accessory.  At LEGOLAND in Windsor, UK a new magnet accessory was put on display retailing at £6.99 or roughly $10. The LEGO Christmas Seasonal Magnet (853663) comes in at 45 pieces consisting of a girl minifigure, a pine tree, and microbuild snowman.

As far as we know, this is the fifth Christmas seasonal magnet released by LEGO since 2006, with the first four consisting of Santa minifigures. I know that most people might still prefer a Santa minifig over this latest accessory, but I personally prefer this most recent Christmas iteration over the previous ones, and the vignette-styled build that it shows. Though the build is very basic, which is to be expected from a small accessory such as this, its design stands from the rest with the thoughtful inclusion of white and blue translucent pieces that represent winter elements of ice and snow.

No word yet on when and where this Christmas seasonal magnet will land in the US, but if you’re into collecting LEGO accessories such as this, then keep your radars open and stick around here at the Brick Show!

Thanks to Brickset for the tip.