Surprise! LEGO unveils the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)

LEGO is lately in the habit of giving out welcomed surprises. After the unexpected reveal of the LEGO Super Mario theme, we now have another one to the delight of LEGO Star Wars fans. LEGO Shop@Home has been recently updated to include a long-overdue LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280) building set, straight from the Clone Wars era.

As pointed out by StarWars.com, this latest offering pays tribute to that elite unit during the Clone Wars that LEGO fans of the series have long clamored for. There is no other info mentioned by LEGO over its online shopping portal, save for the fact that it comes at 285 pieces and will retail for $29.99 once it is officially available on August 1. The set also includes:

  • The AT-RT Walker, with a new color scheme, posable legs, a stud shooter, attachment points for a blaster and electrobinoculars element
  • The BARC Speeder, featuring two stud shooters
  • Four LEGO minifigures: Three 501st Clone Troopers and a 501st Jet Trooper, plus two Battle Droid LEGO action figures.

I hope to see additional images of this set, including box art images, for the next few weeks or once the initial wave of new LEGO sets for the 2nd half of the year is gradually revealed. In the meantime, be sure to add this set to your LEGO wishlist by visiting LEGO Shop@Home.

Is this the beginning of more LEGO Star Wars reveals later on? What do you think of the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT Enters This Year’s First Review Stage

Fans of this NBC classic TV show will surely want to see this AI-powered car rendered into LEGO bricks. The LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT is our next qualifier for this year’s LEGO Ideas First Review Stage, and it’s a cool way of celebrating the 80s show that most of us grew up with.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

Designed by LEGO fan builder Jimmi-DK, the LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT (or short for Knight Industries Two Thousand) consists of 883 pieces and is the 13th entry to qualify for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. It measures more than 13 inches in length and comes very close to the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265) in terms of its physical dimensions.

In fact, this is not the first time that LEGO will be coming up with a Knight Rider inspired set. If you recall, the now discontinued LEGO Dimensions theme also offered a Knight Rider Fun Pack (71286) as a way of expanding its toys-to-life ensemble in 2017. However, the mini builds that go with these Fun Packs are a far cry in terms of accurately portraying their real-life counterparts. Hopefully having a LEGO Ideas Knight Rider set will fill in that gap that LEGO fans of the TV show would like to see.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

In case you’re not familiar with the classic TV series that inspired this qualifying entry, NBC’s Knight Rider first aired back in 1982, with David Hasselhoff’s starring in his breakout role as an LA police officer.  He played the role of a cop that is out for justice against those that are otherwise considered above the law. He is helped in his mission by an AI-powered supercar sidekick in the form of KITT.  Think of Siri or Alexa on wheels and you’ll get the point. The car itself is based on a modified 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am model, hence the sleek curves on this brick design. I can just imagine how gorgeous it will look in black LEGO pieces if perchance the LEGO Ideas design team works their LEGO magic on this product idea.

Here’s what Jimmi-DK has to say about his entry. The LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT joins The Great Fishing Boat together with eleven more qualifiers to enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which will be concluded very soon.

Knight Rider – KITT

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

As a kid in the 80s, I was, and still am, a huge fan of the TV series Knight Rider. I had a big poster on the wall with KITT and Michael Knight. The idea of having this cool looking self-aware car, that could drive itself, talk and jump over obstacles was very fascinating. KITT, which stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand, was a modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
With this LEGO model, I have tried to capture the shape of the car and various details, such as the seats and other interiors.

Number of bricks: 883

Size:
Length: 336 mm (13.23 in)
Width: 128 mm (5.04 in)
Height: 80 mm (3.15 in)

Additional Images of the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Sets Revealed

LEGO servers have been updated recently to include additional official images of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets including the Razor Crest (75292) and a BrickHeadz mashup of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). If you recall, they were first unveiled by LEGO just in time for the annual New York Toy Fair held last month.

Aside from the fact that we need to wait a good five months for these sets to be released, we still need to wait a bit more before the second season of the highly popular Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, starts streaming in October. In the meantime, you can already pre-order both of these new LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets, with the Razor Crest retailing for $129.99 and the series’ BrickHeadz counterpart for $19.99. If you wish to be one of the very first LEGO fans to see these sets at your doorway come in August, then be sure to check out the following images below, and visit these LEGO Shop@Home links below.  You may also be interested to know that from March 20 until 29, all of your purchases at LEGO Shop@Home earns you Double VIP points for those sweet rewards waiting for you at VIP Reward Center.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Razor Crest (75292)

Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with The Razor Crest (75292) LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy for kids. This brick-built armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod and more authentic details to inspire creative play.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

 

LEGO BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317)

Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements.

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian

 

This Custom LEGO Sauron Bids For You To Submit… and Get Its Free Building Instructions!

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic know very well how central to the story is the One Ring that has been so coveted by many during the countless millennia. Created by the Lord of Darkness himself, Sauron will never stop until he gets his hands once again to his source of power and existence. And Sauron’s feeling of morbid triumph and diabolical satisfaction is perfectly captured by builder Aaron Newman in this retelling of one of the literature’s vilest characters. The Dark Lord of Mordor is relentless in making sure that the One Ring finds his way back to him. In fact, we see Sauron even wield the powerful Ring in the first scenes of the blockbuster film, Lord of the Rings. This moment was excellently rendered in bricks in his custom LEGO Sauron as you can see below.

LEGO Sauron

Aaron’s vision of this custom LEGO Sauron was directly inspired by the 2001 film where we see the armor-clad behemoth hammering away the overwhelmed forces of Middle-Earth. Furthermore, this custom LEGO Sauron features a realistic build that is very imposing coming in at 13 inches in height. The details on Sauron’s helmet and mace are spot-on, with Aaron effectively using those new LEGO Ninjago blade pieces to Sauron’s advantage.

The rest of the body is also properly scaled, giving this custom LEGO Sauron a deceitfully fragile look as the antagonist would like to make his enemies believe. Its slim figure is basically compensated with its heavily armored garb, complete with a pair of capes and a destructive mace. If you wish to know more about the design process that went through the creation of this build, then you may want to read Aaron’s blog entry for this custom LEGO Lord of the Rings Sauron MOC.

In case you haven’t noticed yet (or has been intentionally living in a cave of some sort and does not know what’s happening over at Fox), Aaron is one of the strong contenders in the currently running, LEGO reality TV show, LEGO Masters US. He’s now giving back to the LEGO community by sharing this FREE Custom LEGO Sauron building instructions through The Brick Show Shop.  Yes, you read it right – we are giving it away for free! Just head over to our official storefront and download the building instructions in PDF format, including its parts list, plus a template for creating Sauron’s cape. So forgive me if I can’t overemphasize it enough – it’s simply too good to give a pass.

While you’re at it, you may also want to add this equally awesome custom LEGO Lord of the Rings Oliphant and Balrog MOCs to your LOTR collection. Created by Tyler and Sean at Build Better Bricks, the building instructions for these custom sets may now be yours including a handy Stud.io file that you can use in easily ordering the needed parts at Bricklink.

What Lord of the Rings moment would you like to see re-created in LEGO bricks? Share what you think in the comments below.

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NOTE: This post was originally published back on August 10, 2019 and has been updated here to reflect The Brick Show Shop’s latest free offering, and of course, Aaron’s stint in becoming a LEGO Masters US contestant. 

More LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Sets Officially Revealed Ahead of 2020 NYTF

LEGO is slowly revealing some of its new sets ahead of this year’s New York Toy Fair which will commence this weekend – and it looks like the Mandalorian and the Child (aka Baby Yoda) is getting an additional LEGO treatment. LEGO Shop@Home has now listed two new LEGO Star Wars the Mandalorian sets, including an earlier revealed BrickHeadz set dedicated to the duo.

Earlier this week, we saw the unintentional listing of Amazon Canada for a LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317), and this time around, LEGO finally confirms this as another entry in the growing number of BrickHeadz sets under the Star Wars theme.

Additionally, in a rather surprisingly welcomed move from LEGO, we can now expect a full LEGO set dedicated to the highly-rated Disney+ series – that includes the official LEGO Baby Yoda minifigure! The LEGO Star Wars  The Razor Crest (75292) is slated to be released in September – just a month early before Season 2 of The Mandalorian series streams on Disney+. For most LEGO fans of the miniseries, the obvious selling point will be the inclusion of the much-hyped Baby Yoda minifig. Strictly speaking, Disney execs and writers are quick to point out that “The Child” is not in any way the toddler representation of the Master Jedi himself, but since fans were so adamant in referring to it as such, then Disney somehow let it slide.

The LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) comes in at 295 pieces and will retail for $19.99 once it is released on August 1. The LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292) clocks in at 1,023 pieces with a retail price of $129.99, slated to be released on September 1.

Read on for the full product description of these latest LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian sets, and you also have the option of pre-ordering them at the LEGO Shop@Home portal. Just click on the following links for more info.

LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) 

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Sets

Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of The Mandalorian and the Child (75317). Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements.

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and creative kids will love building their own LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of the Child and The Mandalorian (75317), recreating authentic details to create a cool display.
  • The Mandalorian buildable LEGO® figure has signature weapons – a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand – to spark memories of thrilling Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes.
  • Youngsters will love the Child building toy with adjustable ears for different expressions, and its hoverpram ‘floating’ on a transparent LEGO® element. Both construction models have baseplates for display.
  • This 295-piece LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Star Wars™ building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or anytime surprise for Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and LEGO builders aged 10 and up.
  • The Mandalorian measures 3” (8cm) tall and the Child and hoverpram building toy measures 3” (8cm) high – they won’t take up too much space but are sure to make a big impression wherever they are displayed.
LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75292)

LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Sets

Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with The Razor Crest (75292) LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy for kids. This brick-built armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod and more authentic details to inspire creative play.

  • Kids can role-play as heroic warrior The Mandalorian and play out action-packed Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes with this detailed, LEGO® brick model of The Razor Crest (75292) starship.
  • This fun buildable toy includes 4 LEGO® minifigures: The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the Child, plus an IG-11 LEGO® figure, all with cool weapons to role-play exciting battles.
  • The Razor Crest has a dual LEGO® minifigure cockpit, 2 spring-loaded shooters, cargo hold with opening sides/access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, sleeping area and detachable escape pod for creative play.
  • This 1,023-piece construction playset offers a challenging build and combines brilliantly with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets. It makes a super holiday gift or birthday present for boys and girls aged 10+.
  • The Razor Crest dreadnought measures over 5.5” (14cm) high, 15” (38cm) long and 11” (28cm) wide. It makes an eye-catching Star Wars: The Mandalorian display piece when it is not being used to transport vital cargo!

LEGO Masters US Episode 2 Recap: Its a Smashing “Sacrifice” for Tyler & Amy

While we’re waiting excitingly for Episode 3 of LEGO Masters US to air tonight, let’s go back and see some of the highlights of last week’s episode. Though it’s the reality show’s first high-stake chapter where we see our first heart-breaking eliminations – sadly, it was Jessie and Kara who have turned in their minifig avatars –  we also saw some of the most epic Space Smash creations that LEGO Masters US Episode 2 can bring.

Episode 2 brought a smashing challenge to our 10 pairs of LEGO Masters where they are tasked to create an epic alien-inspired build that will be obliterated in the most magnificent fashion. Check out the final entries of our brick contenders. All images are courtesy of Fox.

  • Tyler & Amy  – The Sacrifice
  • Sam & Jessica – Space Cats & Dogs
  • Jermaine & Mel – Legor
  • Amie & Krystle – Planet Volcalia
  • Manny & Nestor – Alien Planet
  • Travis & Corey – Doomsday Drop
  • Richard & Flynn – Volcopolis
  • Mark & Boone – Unicorn Spaceship vs Robot
  • Jessie & Kara – Alien Attack
  • Aaron & Christian – Catastrophe at the Crescent

Victory smiled favorably on the newlyweds, Tyler and Amy, with their gorgeous, brick storytelling of “The Sacrifice”. Their story is straightforward but emotionally compelling both on visual and conceptual levels. The Hero, in order to permanently stop the scourge of the alien monster, offered his life by dropping a canister bomb that destroys the alien and himself in the process. The story’s dramatic tone was felt even more striking when Tyler and Amy rendered the Hero’s Sacrifice in the most spectacular way using an ingenious combination of LEGO bricks and good ‘ol gravity.

LEGO Masters US Episode 2
Thanks to our Hero’s sacrifice, Tyler & Amy were handsomely rewarded, with the couple dominating LEGO Masters US Episode 2.

I love how the organic shape of the monster alien turned out, with its over-sized eye and menacing tentacles, in contrast to our Hero’s mech-inspired build. But of course, it was the way the build exploded when LEGO Masters US host Will Arnett dropped it from the balcony that surely impressed contest judges Jamie Berard and Amy Corbett. “The Sacrifice” secured Tyler & Amy in the first place for this episode, while Sam & Jessica and Jessie & Kara dragged behind the rankings. Sadly, Jessie & Kara were struggling to put everything together with their Alien Attack build and was eventually the first pair to be eliminated from the competition.

As a tribute to the brick Hero of LEGO Masters US Episode 2, Tyler created a miniaturized version of this story that retells the triumph of selfless space defender.

The Sacrifice

In case you missed it, Tyler & Amy also stood out in the show’s pilot episode with their Funny Farm theme park MOC. You may also want to see Tyler’s mini build version of this.

Funny Farm

Remember to tune in tonight at Fox for the third episode of LEGO Masters US 9/8c. Tonight’s challenge will be “Cut in Half” where our now 9 pairs of brick masters will have to build the missing half of any random objects in the most spectacular LEGO fashion.

What was your favorite build in LEGO Masters US Episode 2? Let us know in the comments below.

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) Coming in August

This is one LEGO BrickHeadz that will take LEGO Star Wars fandom by storm. Promobricks managed to capture this now-deleted post from Amazon Canada that shows the latter listing a LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) set, together with a glimpse of what to expect from it.

The listing was obviously a bit early since someone from Amazon has to do some damage control. I assume that this set will be officially unveiled sometime during this weekend’s New York Toy Fair, but I guess Amazon got a bit excited so… Well, who wouldn’t especially now that the Child (aka Baby Yoda) now has an official LEGO set just in time to level up the hype for Season 2 of The Mandalorian which will arrive in Disney+ in October. This newest callback to the Star Wars spin-off series is the third set offered under the LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian subtheme, following the AT-ST Raider (75254) and the Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267).

The LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) comes in at 295 pieces and will likely retail somewhere between 20 or 25 Euro, with a release date of August 1. Check out the product description below.

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian and the Child (75317)

Inspire memories of epic Star Wars: The Mandalorian stories with this fun building toy for creative kids, featuring LEGO BrickHeadz versions of The Mandalorian and the Child 75317. Fans will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating’ on 4 transparent LEGO elements. A great addition to any Star Wars fan’s collection, this awesome construction toy is fun to build solo or with friends and family, and each of the buildable LEGO figures has a baseplate to create an eye-catching display. The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is now its most successful theme offering a huge variety of gift ideas to delight all ages.

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and creative kids will love building their own LEGO BrickHeadz versions of the Child and The Mandalorian (75317), recreating authentic details to create a cool display
  • The Mandalorian buildable LEGO figure has signature weapons – a blaster rifle clipped on the back and a blaster pistol in hand – to spark memories of thrilling Star Wars: The Mandalorian scenes
  • Kids will love the Child building toy with adjustable ears for different expressions, and its hoverpram ‘floating’ on a transparent LEGO element, plus both construction models have baseplates for display
  • This 295-piece LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars building toy makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or anytime surprise for Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans and LEGO builders ages 10+
  • The Mandalorian measures 3” (8cm) tall and the Child and hoverpram building toy measures 3” (8cm) high – they won’t take up too much space but are sure to make a big impression wherever they are displayed

LEGO Masters US Episode 1 Recap and Highlights

The pilot episode of LEGO Masters US has finally arrived last week, and our ten pairs of contestants never failed to wow viewers and LEGO fans with their awesome builds and Instagram-worthy brick creations. The rule is simple: build the grandest and most ambitious original LEGO creation in 15 hours based on an overarching theme, and see if it can tick all the boxes that the judges are looking for.

LEGO Masters US
All ten, Dream Park Theme Park creations from the first episode of LEGO Masters US. Image credit: Fox TV.

For its first episode, Will Arnett did not beat around the bush (except for an occasional joke or two) when he explained what’s at stake throughout the entire competition: a staggering $100,000 for the winning pair, a unique LEGO trophy, and the bragging rights for the first-ever LEGO Masters US. And for the first challenge, they have to impress contest judges Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard with their original Dream Park Theme Park creation with the goal of earning the elusive Golden Brick. This will grant the winner a kind of immunity that will protect them from elimination whenever they find themselves in a rough spot throughout the course of the contest.

The Golden Brick is up for grabs in the pilot episode of LEGO Masters US. Image credit: Fox TV.

Each pair of contestants went to work right away determined to create an impression with their first entry in this season. Christian & Aaron turned heads with their visually stunning Spaceland carnival and its massive Ferris wheel centerpiece. Krystle & Amie immediately knew that a Fairy Wonderland Park is the thing for them with their Flying Fairy Carousel. The LEGO-building, police and communications tandem of Mel & Jermaine opted for an Egyptian-themed Pharaoh Sands theme park. The father and son team of Manny & Nestor and their Team G Dream Adventure Mountain. Undoubtedly, one of the most elaborate builds in this episode were also delivered by Boone & Mark with their Timber Town theme park. Not to be outdone, Sam & Jessica also came up with their own mechanical rides with their candy-themed, Sugar Hill theme park. Perhaps the most technically challenging creation in this episode will be Tyler & Amy’s Funny Farm with its ‘egg drop’ silo. The Daydream theme park is a sort of throwback to brothers Travis & Corey when they used to make their own brick-built rides when they were kids. Jessie & Kara, on the other hand, found themselves in a relatively difficult situation when they decided to scrap their original plan altogether in favor of a pirate, castle, and space-themed park which they collectively dubbed Journey Through Dreams. But thankfully they managed to pull it off. Finally, we have the team of Richard & Flynn with their Spooky Town carnival ride with its bat-themed Fun House.

Mark & Boone’s Timber Town was a sure contender in this episode. Image via Fox TV.
Christian & Aaron’s Spaceland theme park wowed the judges in this first episode of LEGO Masters US, giving them a one-time shot for immunity in the next grueling challenges of LEGO Masters US. Image via Fox TV. 

In the end, there can only be one recipient of the Golden Brick and for this episode, the immunity goes to the winning duo of Christian & Aaron with their Spaceland theme park. Manny & Nestor also teetered towards the bottom two ranks together with Sam & Jessica. The former due to an incomplete roller coaster ride that failed to impress the judges, while the latter due to a glaring technical problem with their motorized bumper cars. If Boone & Mark somehow managed to pull off the roller coaster mechanism in their Timber Town, I’m very positive that they will have a greater chance of earning that Golden Brick.

At-risk of elimination was the teams of Manny & Nestor, and Sam & Jessica. Image credit: Fox TV.

In a gladly surprising turn of events, there were no eliminations during this pilot episode. However, the stakes will be higher this Wednesday where we will get to see who among our teams will be the first to go home. Be sure to stay tuned on Fox this Wednesday at 9/8c where our contestants will be coming up with their best space-themed creation that will be later on smashed in slow motion. While waiting, be sure to keep those purchase receipts when you buy your next LEGO set to have a shot in winning through the LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes raffle.

LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes Gives You a Chance to Win a Year’s Supply of LEGO

The first episode of LEGO Masters US already kicked off yesterday, and I’m glad to see that none of our contestants are going home yet after a grueling 15 hours of building time (I’ll talk more about this on a separate post). While we’re eagerly waiting for the second episode to air next week, you might want to head over at your local LEGO Store to challenge yourself with that next awesome build. Because for every $10 you spend for any LEGO products will entitle you to a raffle entry to the LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes.

Every LEGO set purchase during the Registration Period from February 1 to April 30 (worth $10 or more) qualifies you to join the sweepstakes. For example, if your single-receipt purchase is worth $10 then you get one raffle entry, two entries if it is worth $20, five if it’s worth $50, ten entries if it’s $100 and so on.

And the prizes couldn’t be sweeter. Every week starting February 17 and every week thereafter, LEGO will draw from the pool of sweepstakes entries to select the winner of a Weekly Prize which is $500 worth of LEGO sets. And on May 11, winners for the First and Grand Prizes will also be selected where the First Prize Winner will receive a year’s supply of LEGO valued at $3,000, while the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a trip for four (4) to LEGOLAND in New York.

The nice part about this LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes is that your LEGO purchases are not just limited to a LEGO brand store or LEGO Shop@Home in order to qualify, but may also include LEGO purchases with other partner stores as well such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

Remember to keep your receipts on your next LEGO purchase and read the rest of the contest rules to know more about how to submit your entries. Again registration for the LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes will end on April 30, 2020 (11:59PM ET) so be sure to grab your next LEGO bricks and receipts before then. Happy building!

LEGO Masters US Is On Tonight at Fox!

Alright, I’m officially hyped. After almost 7 months of waiting, LEGO Masters US is finally here! Get your bricks on as we witness 10 pairs of the most talented builders across the United States battle for the title to become the ultimate LEGO Master with a handsome cash reward of $100,000.

The names have been drafted, and with 20 individuals coming from all walks of life and professions sharing one passion for the LEGO brick, this will be surely one heck of a brick ride.

LEGO Masters US

At the helm of the show will be judges Amy Corbett who also serves as a LEGO Senior Designer, and Jamie Berard the LEGO builder par excellence who is responsible for most of the beloved sets under the LEGO Creator Expert and Architecture themes. And of course, to level up the challenges that contestants have to face throughout the competition, we have the guy behind the brooding voice of LEGO Batman, Will Arnett, to host the series. A number of celebrities will also be in the show such as Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, Mayim Bialik, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller. A Star Wars-themed episode will also see a special appearance of R2-D2, C3-PO and BB-8.

Similar to previous seasons, the LEGO Masters US will feature a ton of building challenges that will stretch the limits of our contestants’ creativity. Other than the Star Wars-inspired episode, there will also be a movie-themed episode, a “Good vs Evil Challenge” and a Story Book episode. Details are sketchy, but the titles of the first three episodes are already posted online so it’s exciting to see what will happen in the show throughout the month of February. Some of these follow the same challenges as that from Season 2 in LEGO Masters Australia, like the Cut in Half episode.

February 5 – Dream Park Theme Park 
David and G’s awesome theme park creation from LEGO Masters Australia 2019.

The pairs of contestants are introduced; each duo must craft one section of a theme park, and when the sections are combined, they create an impressive theme park world.

February 12 – Space Smash
This space-themed MOC was the final build created by Jordan and Miller for LEGO Masters Australia.

Each duo must create a space-themed build; the creations must impress the judges when they are smashed in slow motion; Mayim Bialik guest judges.

February 19 – Cut in Half
Cut in Half is a challenge where contestants have to build the missing half of any random object using LEGO bricks.

Each team is given an everyday object that has been sliced in two and they are tasked with building its other half.

 

The first episode of LEGO Masters US will air tonight on Fox 9/8c, and will also be available for streaming via the FOX NOW app if you have a cable account or subscription. It will also be available for Hulu subscribers on Thursday morning.