LEGO Ideas Update: First Thirteen Qualifiers for the First LEGO Ideas 2023 Review Stage

Now that the LEGO Ideas Third 2022 Review Stage has been wrapped up, we are now seeing the initial batch of product ideas that managed to gather that needed 10K support to be included in the First 2023 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. Here’s a look at some of the product ideas that may turn out to be the next official LEGO Ideas set.

Right off the bat, I have to say that I am personally cheering for Ashnflash’s Shrek’s Swamp – 20th Anniversary set and the Retro Comic Store by LEGOverwatch. Ashnflash LEGO Ideas concept was an overnight success considering that an official LEGO set inspired by Dreamwork’s iconic green ogre can potentially become a tie-in set to celebrate this 2oth anniversary milestone. The recent box office success of the Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots: The Last Wish also catapulted this proposed set to 10K stardom.

Another product idea that I hope to see become a reality is the Retro Comic Store. It will be a great addition to any LEGO City MOC and other LEGO modular sets. It is also cool to see some vintage comic book titles rendered into printed LEGO titles, similar to our custom LEGO 2×2 printed tiles that we offer at our official storefront.

In any case, I hope for the success of all these product ideas as they enter this year’s LEGO Ideas First 2023 Review Stage. In no particular order, here are the initial batch of this year’s LEGO Ideas qualifiers. Click on their respective links below to learn more about these potential LEGO Ideas sets.

SHREK’S SWAMP – 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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BRICK BOULEVARD

 

THE BOTANICAL GARDEN

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THE STARGATE

 

SWEET HONEY

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BABY GREEN SEA TURTLE – KINETIC

 

DR. SEUSS AND LEGO

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STARGATE SG1 : EMBARKATION ROOM

 

MOTORIZED HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

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RETRO COMIC STORE

 

ROSCOSMOS SOYUZ MS SPACECRAFT

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THE CROWN – A PIECE OF HISTORY

 

MEDIEVAL SEASIDE MARKET

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First Wave of LEGO Star Wars 2023 Sets Revealed!

LEGO has officially unveiled its first offering of LEGO Star Wars 2023 sets scheduled to be released next month. Calling back to its original trilogy roots, it’s great to see a LEGO rendition of a starship that is a long time coming. And after exactly 20 years since the first LEGO Star Wars TIE Bomber was introduced, a new and larger re-issue of this set is arriving in January.

There are four LEGO Star Wars 2023 sets initially introduced, one of which is a new version of the infamous starfighter of the Galactic Empire and one that fans of the Clone Wars will be glad to have. Another long overdue set, the LEGO Star Wars 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack will definitely be a hit to fans of the series. Plus the Microfighter subtheme is getting another bump with the exciting addition of Boba Fett’s Slave 1. This is the very first time that we’re seeing the iconic starfighter rendered in brick chibi form.

Check out more details about these sets right here:

Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter (75344)

85 pieces | Includes a minifigure of Boba Fett | $9.99

Give kids a cool introduction to LEGO Star Wars building toys with Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter (75344) for ages 6 and up. This microscale LEGO brick version of the iconic starship, as seen in the classic Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, features 2 flick shooters for attacking enemy starfighters and adjustable wings for flight and landing. The included LEGO minifigure of Boba Fett, which comes with a blaster and a jetpack accessory element, fits inside the opening cockpit.

 

501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75345)

119 pieces | Includes 1 501st Clone, and 3 501st Heavy Trooper minifigures | $19.99 

Youngsters can lead their own 501st Clone Troopers unit with this LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack (75345) for ages 6 and up. It features 4 new-for-January-2023 LEGO minifigures – a 501st Officer, 501st Clone Specialist and 2 501st Heavy Troopers – each with a weapon for action play. The set also includes a buildable AV-7 anti-vehicle cannon with a spring-loaded shooter and a seat for a LEGO minifigure. This popular building toy makes a cool gift for kids, letting them recreate Star Wars: The Clone Wars action and adding extra fun play possibilities to their other LEGO Star Wars sets.

 

TIE Bomber (75347)

625 pieces | Includes Vice Admiral Slone, Darth Vader, TIE Bomber Pilot, and Gonk Droid minifigures | $64.99 

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back fans can play out Imperial missions to defeat the Rebel Alliance with this LEGO brick-built TIE Bomber (75347) starfighter toy. It features an opening minifigure cockpit, a torpedo-dropping function and 2 stud shooters. A top gift idea for Star Wars fans aged 9 and up, this action-packed, buildable toy playset also includes Darth Vader, Vice Admiral Sloane and TIE Bomber Pilot LEGO minifigures with weapons, plus a Gonk Droid LEGO figure and a cart to transport torpedoes to the TIE Bomber.

 

In case you missed it, I came up with a list of all the LEGO 2023 sets that we can expect when the clock strikes 12 on January 1. Included in this list is an upcoming BrickHeadz rendition of a Tusken Raider retailing for $16. You may want to check it out as well.

New LEGO Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends Sets Revealed!

Younger LEGO and Spidey fans will be glad to know that the 2021 Disney Junior series will now have its very own LEGO sets. Launching next year, the LEGO Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends 2023 sets will feature three brick renditions inspired by the animated series, plus a Duplo set that also includes Bootsie the Cat.

The 24-episode series shows a playful rendition of Spidey and his friends from the Spiderverse such as Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy (aka the Ghost Spider). The show also features kid-friendly versions of the Web Crawler’s most notorious nemesis such as Doc Ock, Rhino, Sandman, and the Green Goblin. And similar to other LEGO Disney 2023 tie-in sets slated to be released next month, LEGO will also be giving this Disney Junior series its brick counterparts.

If you’re looking forward to these LEGO Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends sets, then you need to wait a bit longer since they are scheduled to be released on March 1, 2023. Take a look at their official images below, and let us know what you think.

Spider-Man’s Car and Doc Ock (10789)

48 pieces | Includes Spidey, and Doc Ock minifigures | $9.99

Introduce youngsters to classic Super Hero action with LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man’s Car and Doc Ock (10789). With iconic characters, a supercool vehicle, and awesome accessories, this playset is ideal for kids aged 4 and up. A diamond theft kick-starts the action and leads kids into endless imaginative adventures. The set includes 2 minifigures – Spidey and Doc Ock – plus Spidey’s car, which features 2 glow-in-the-dark web elements. A special Starter Brick car chassis encourages youngsters to build Spidey’s car “by myself”. 

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Team Spidey at Green Goblin’s Lighthouse (10790)

149 pieces | Includes Miles Morales, Ghost Spider, Green Goblin, and Sandman minifigures | $34.99

From the underground cave to the pumpkin at the top of the lighthouse, LEGO® Marvel Team Spidey at Green Goblin’s Lighthouse (10790) is filled with action designed especially for kids aged 4 and up. The set includes 4 minifigures – Miles Morales, Ghosty, Sandman, and Green Goblin – plus a buildable pirate shipwreck, a railway to transport stolen treasure, a cave that doubles as a jail, the lighthouse headquarters of Green Goblin, and numerous accessories. A Starter Brick wall element gives youngsters the confidence to build and reconfigure the set.

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Team Spidey’s Mobile Headquarters (10791)

187 pieces | Includes Spidey, Miles Morales, Ghost Spider, Black Panther, and Rhino minifigures | $49.99

Classic characters and vehicles make LEGO® Marvel Team Spidey’s Mobile Headquarters (10791) the ideal treat for kids aged 4+. The set includes 5 minifigures – Spidey, Ghost-Spider, Miles Morales, Black Panther, and Rhino – plus a buildable headquarters for Spidey and the team. The mobile HQ has an opening cockpit and rear door, where a roadster and an ATV can enter and exit. Rhino comes with an egg-firing blaster. His target is a grocery store, which contains plenty of ammunition for a food fight. Accessories include web elements and street furniture, while a 2-brick chassis and a picture-story guide give kids the confidence to assemble the set.

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Spider-Man’s House (10995)

25 pieces | $19.99

Super Heroes aged 2 and upswing into action as they role-play their favorite web-slinging characters in LEGO® DUPLO® Marvel Spider-Man’s House (10995). Inspired by the Disney+ TV series, kids create scenes from the show with this Spidey gift as they spin a web to save the cat, give the plant a drink with the toy watering can, then make the plant grow.

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SDCC ’22 LEGO Panel: Ninjago-es On

San Diego Comic Con 2022 is now behind us, and we congratulate them for pulling it off. It was definitely nice to see plenty of new upcoming media from a wide variety of sources. Of course, we include LEGO among them. Already we got a taste of some LEGO set tie-ins with “Avatar: The Way of Water” for example. But LEGO also has its own original content that’s been consistent hits with kids worldwide. They’ll never let us forget about their “Ninjago” animated series, which has been on for double-digit seasons already. SDCC gave the perfect opportunity to tell fans what’s in store later on.

As reported by The Brick Fan, new info on the continuation of current LEGO Ninjago season surfaced at SDCC22. “Ninjago: Crystalized” started just this past May, with 12 episodes premiered. The rest, according to the LEGO Entertainment panel, will premiere October. In the US, that comes by way of Netflix exclusively. Only Nickelodeon Denmark and Canada’s YTV and Teletoon still carry the series on good old TV channels. The only other hints given on plot points for “Crystalized” involve more screentime for Dareth and Harumi.

But that’s not all. “LEGO Ninjago” animation will not yet end anytime soon. Another season is in the works that’ll premiere in 2023. The series production team can only hint at the next part of the saga being “new” and “different”. That doesn’t mean a reboot however. More info might come to light when next year’s first LEGO Ninjago wave gets teased towards the Holidays. Aside from “Ninjago”, the LEGO panel at SDCC showcased some LEGO Star Wars shorts. They also had “LEGO Masters US” judges Jamie and Amy hype season 3. That one premieres on September 21 at FOX.

Would You Rather Play or Display? Easy. Both. Introducing the LEGO Ideas The Office (21336)!

Well, this next LEGO Ideas set deserves a pretzel. In the tradition of brick-built dioramas of your favorite TV shows such as those from FRIENDS and Seinfeld, comes another LEGO Ideas set fit for all the brick fans of this prime-time Emmy-award-winning comedy series. The LEGO Ideas The Office (21336) set is the brainchild of prolific LEGO fan designer Jaijai Lewis. In fact, this next LEGO Ideas set has gone through a lot of initial disapprovals and reiterations since 2015 until the LEGO Ideas design team gave it the green light during the LEGO Ideas First 2021 Review Stage, alongside the LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet (21334).  True to the mantra of the sitcom’s lead character and eccentric boss Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), Jaijai simply “Never, ever, ever gave up”.

LEGO Ideas The Office

The LEGO Ideas The Office (21336) clocks in at 1,164 pieces and comes with an impressive, 15 minifigures of the show’s main cast: Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly, Ryan Howard, Angela Martin, Oscar Martinez, Kevin Malone, Stanley Hudson, Kelly Kapoor, Phyllis Lapin Vance, Meredith Palmer, Creed Bratton, Toby Flenderson and Darryl Philbin.

More than just being a display set, this LEGO version of the iconic Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton office comes complete with all the accessories that call back to some of the funniest moments in the show. Stapler-filled jello anyone?

The set also features an authentic representation of the Office’s reception area, conference room, and Michael’s office that slides out separately if you want to display it on its own.

The LEGO Ideas The Office is now available for pre-order for $120 and is slated to be released on October 1st, 2o22. Check out the rest of these product images, and click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to be one of the first to pre-order this.

LEGO Ideas The Office (21336)

1,164 pieces | 15 minifigures | $119.99 | Available for pre-order, to be released starting October 1, 2022  

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Check Out “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” Full Trailer

At the start of this week, Disney+ and Lucasfilm dropped their first teaser for another LEGO Star Wars TV special. Given that the previous two specials focused on special occasions of the year, this one follows the theme. It wouldn’t be surprising if this one makes for a nice TV special trilogy where LEGO Star Wars is concerned. Anyway, the initial teaser for “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” gave us an initial impression on the expected laughs. The “Star Wars” Twitter page also promised a much longer trailer later on. Now we cover that too.

The Brick Fan tells us that as promised, an official trailer for “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” dropped Tuesday. It replays some key scenes from the short teaser and adds more context to the plot. Long story short, the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy cast are going on vacation. For that short time they hope to celebrate not being hounded by either the Empire or First Order. Perhaps it’s good fortune that Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are hitting the beach themselves? Finn among the cast is eager to catch that big break. Now if only Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Force ghost isn’t bugging him too, with the “Hello there” meme and all.

True to form, Lucasfilm was able to get some “Star Wars” alumni to reprise their roles in animated LEGO form. One can easily recognize Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams as C-3PO and Lando Calrissian in the trailer. “Summer Vacation” also stars Kelly Marie Tran, Yvette Nicole Brown and Weird Al Yankovic, who also provides the theme song. Check out “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” when it premieres this coming August 5 on Disney+ streaming.

“LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” Special Teased, Coming August on Disney+

For LEGO Star Wars fans and collectors, do you enjoy their animated TV specials? Have you noticed a trend going through the past two specials which aired on Disney+ years prior? Yep, “Holiday Special” (2020) and “Terrifying Tales” (2021) were some sweet LEGO Star Wars lampoons of key annual holidays. And yes, they put the Sequel Trilogy characters front and center, but we digress. Two festive occasions in the later part of the year have been featured in LEGO Star Wars specials. What could be next? As it turns out, we already have a clue.

Brick Fanatics has it that the first teaser for “LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation” just dropped on social media. Here we have the clip featured on the official “Star Wars” Twitter page. After some sendups to LEGO Star Wars “Holiday Special” and “Terrifying Tales” we get to the main part. Where the Sequel Trilogy cast previously got the spotlight, this time the franchise representation is more even. Scenes teased include non-Kylo Ben Solo, old Lando Calrissian and Palpatine and Vader. Naturally, the Emperor gets fussy about his wrinkled skin exposed to direct sunlight. Darth Vader looks totally done just putting sunblock on his dark Master.

Lucasfilm and Disney tease a much longer trailer to “LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation” this Tuesday, June 21. The special itself will debut on Disney+ streaming this coming August 5. And with that, we’ll give a quick once-over at two more LEGO Star Wars sets revealed last LEGO Con 2022.

The Justifier (75323)

Age 9+ | 1,022 pieces | 4 minifigures | $169.99 | Coming August 1

  • Buildable LEGO® Star Wars™ model of The Justifier (75323). Fans can role-play Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 scenes with this authentically detailed, brick-built starship and popular characters
  • 4 LEGO® minifigures and a droid. Cad Bane with 2 blaster pistols, Omega with handcuffs, Fennec Shand with a blaster pistol and Hunter with a knife, plus a Todo 360 LEGO droid figure
  • Flight and landing modes. Fold up the rear engine of bounty hunter Cad Bane’s starship for flight mode and fold down to automatically deploy the landing gear
  • Many play-inspiring features. A detailed easy-access cockpit, 2 thermal detonator elements, a ‘laser’ jail cell for Omega, spring-loaded shooters on the wingtips and spare ammo in the wing

AT-TE Walker (75337)

Age 9+ | 910 pieces | 5 minifigures | $139.99 | Coming August 1

Recreate the Battle of Utapau with this fantastic LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-TE Walker (75337).

  • AT-TE Walker building toy (75337). Kids can recreate the Battle of Utapau with this detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ version of an AT-TE Walker from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • 5 LEGO® minifigures and 3 LEGO droid figures – Commander Cody, a 212th Clone Gunner, 3 212th Clone Troopers and 3 Battle Droids, all with weapons, plus a buildable Dwarf Spider Droid
  • Designed for play. The AT-TE has posable legs and an extendable handle to lift and move it, and the detachable cockpit and the 2 detailed cabins for Clone Troopers are easy to access
  • Playful features. A 360-degree-rotating elevating heavy blaster cannon with 2 stud shooters and a seat for the 212th Clone Gunner, 6 blaster cannons, 2 thermal detonator elements and more

LEGO Con 2022 Reveals Partial Schedule

We’re counting down the days now to this year’s LEGO Con. Come Saturday June 18 the event will kick off in Billund, viewable online (at different times per time zone). Expectant LEGO fans can look forward to the reveal of several major set reveals. These particular items have been rumored and hyped for long enough too. But exactly are we in store for this LEGO Con 2022? LEGO’s gladly taken care of that according to Brick Fanatics. Their social media’s been abuzz this week with details for the coming weekend. And we’ll relay them now.

In a virtual con supposed to run two hours long, LEGO Con this year has some big sets to unveil. In apparent order we have LEGO Marvel followed by LEGO Star Wars. The former’s certainly the new Sanctum Sanctorum (76218). After that come the tie-ins for allegedly the finale to LEGO Ninjago. Then we get a break with a virtual studio tour of Wizarding World London for LEGO Harry Potter. LEGO Friends shows its stuff next, with LEGO Minecraft following up. LEGO Super Mario also has new character packs to tease. We’ll also see LEGO tie-ins for “Lightyear” in-depth. Finally there’s the reveal of a new LEGO theme, which may just be LEGO Icons, formerly the Creator Expert line.

One should note that some LEGO social media spoilers weren’t included in their tentative schedule? LEGO Avatar and more 90th Anniversary sets spring to mind. The “LEGO Masters” reality show franchise does get a prominent spot. It’s no surprise given that presenter Melvin Odoom is co-hosting this event. He’ll be joined by Vick Hope and Joel McHale. LEGO Con 2022 will live-stream on YouTube this June 18. London gets it at 5PM, New York at 12PM, and Los Angeles at 9AM.

No New LEGO Ghostbusters Revealed in Ghostbusters Day 2022

In June 8, 1984 Columbia Pictures released a supernatural comedy involving paranormal investigators starting a business to “capture” ghosts. “Ghostbusters” starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis became a hit. It would lead to a sequel four years later, plus animated series spinoffs, videogames and more media. June 8 became “Ghostbusters Day”, a time when new Ghostbusters stuff usually gets announced amid fan celebration. This year’s edition had some cool announcements like a follow-up to the latest film, 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”. Some animated projects were hinted too. But among the reveals, were no LEGO products.

LEGO has ridden the “Ghostbusters” resurgence somewhat by releasing tie-in sets the past few years. But as Brick Fanatics puts it, there wasn’t even a teaser for any new LEGO Ghostbusters thing. This doesn’t necessarily mean that LEGO’s leaving the theme dry a la LEGO Indiana Jones. The latest tie-in, Ecto-1 (10274), was announced in November of 2020. It usually came with a poster for “Afterlife,” although LEGO made no direct tie-ins to it. Still, with new upcoming “Ghostbusters” projects including an animated series and movie, one can only wonder. We might just be surprised.

“LEGO Masters” US Season 3 “Jurassic World” Special Sees Chris Pratt and Blue as Guests

LEGO’s TV media presence goes far beyond just animated adaptations of their hit brick-set themes. They’ve gone into reality programming as well. It began in the UK with “LEGO Masters”, a brick-building competition between two-person building teams. The participating pairs are whittled down by weekly challenges until one team wins the championship trophy. They’ll even get their final “masterpiece” build displayed at LEGO House, Billund. Many international editions of “LEGO Masters” followed the UK show. The US edition began in 2020, with a third season premiering this coming September. But first, a special preview episode got to feature an upcoming blockbuster with LEGO tie-in sets.

By that we mean “Jurassic World: Dominion” from Universal Pictures. This “Jurassic” sequel, premiering June 10, was the focus of a special sneak peek episode of “LEGO Masters” season 3. As told by Brick Fanatics, the special preview, showcasing the S3 contestants, was graced by “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt.

While promoting the film with show presenter Will Arnett, it becomes clear Pratt wasn’t the only cast member around. The new “LEGO Masters” teams got plenty shocked when raptor Blue (portrayed by suit) took the stage. Also eye-catching were the LEGO Jurassic World tie-ins displayed in front of the hosts.

Season 3 of “LEGO Masters” US actually got delayed from its original May premiere. That would explain the sneak peek episode which aired last Sunday, May 5. At least one other special is expected before the season proper begins September 21 on FOX. “Jurassic World: Dominion”, again, arrives in theaters this coming Friday, June 10.