This particular MOC takes its inspiration from the vast tunnel system that the inter-dimensional aliens created underground. Though compact in size, it perfectly captured the details of the pumpkin patch and the descent that the team made led by Dustin. The level of detail on these underground tunnels is spot-on including its dark and dank environment and creepy tentacles. For added realism to this set, MartiMovi even added a minifigure scaled Demodog for good measure.
One of the first runner-up titles for the LEGO Ideas Iconically Stranger Things building contest was awarded to builder Ragaru for the ‘Demogorgon Figure‘. I have to admit right off the bat that this is one of the exceptionally mean-looking, and downright monstrous brick-built model of an already terrifying creature that I’ve ever seen. Ragaru’s fluid and organic brick composition simply gave this poseable other-worldly creature a more horrifying presence. As much as I love this build, I have no qualms over the fact that it ended as a runner-up. This build is so horrific that I dread the idea of seeing this at the hands of a younger LEGO builder.
Finally, we have a rather simple looking, but definitely an advanced build from accomplished builder, saabfan. Entitled ‘The Gang on Bikes‘, this MOC may look simplistic at first, but taking a closer look reveals how he cleverly used few LEGO pieces to capture the important details of each Hawkins character. I’m always impressed by minibuilds such as this because scaling things down in LEGO form while remaining faithful to how the original subject looks like is surely an impressive feat.
Both the Grand Prize winner and Runner-Ups will receive the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set valued at $200 USD. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a $300 USD shopping spree at LEGO Shop@Home, while Runner Ups will get a $200 USD LEGO Shop@Home voucher. Congratulations to all the winners and cheers for more awesome builds to come!
After its reveal at the Nuremberg Toy Fair last January, the latest sets that show the next journey of our Ninjago heroes are now listed at the US portal of LEGO Shop@Home. Dubbed as the Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, these new LEGO Ninjago summer 2019 sets features some interesting new parts and pieces, and very impressive builds. Read on for their full product description, and just click on the following links below to bring you directly to shop.LEGO.com. By making your purchases through these affiliate links, you are helping us to continually provide you with the latest news on the world of LEGO.
Stage an epic ice battle matching Lloyd and his wolf against Blizzard Warrior with this action-packed ninja toy for boys and girls. This 70671 Lloyd’s Journey LEGO® NINJAGO® set features Blizzard Warrior’s fortress with a shooting crossbow and buildable ice holder for Lloyd’s golden sword. Fans of the NINJAGO TV show will love role-playing scenes and creating their own adventures with the 2 LEGO NINJAGO minifigures, a wolf figure and cool ninja weapons in this toy building set.
Role-play an action-packed battle against Pyro Destroyer with this LEGO® NINJAGO® 70672 Cole’s Dirt Bike ninja toy for boys and girls. The ninja bike features a minifigure driver’s seat, caterpillar treads at the front and a big rear wheel with gold-colored rims, plus 2 stud shooters. Children will love recreating scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and creating their own stories with 3 LEGO NINJAGO minifigures—Cole, Kai and Pyro Destroyer with assorted weapons. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement.
Kids can role-play as ninja action figures battling for the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu in NINJAGO® world with this toy helicopter. The LEGO® NINJAGO 70673 ShuriCopter features a minifigure cockpit, landing wheels with 2 spinning shuriken slicers, rotor-spinning function and a 6-stud rapid shooter on each wing. Children will love recreating scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and role-playing their own stories with this ninja helicopter, 3 minifigures and assorted weapons and accessory elements including the ninja tornado spinner toy of Jay FS. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with this LEGO NINJAGO set using Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement.
Children can role-play as ninja action figure Kai FS and battle Serpentine sorceress Aspheera and Fire Fang for the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu with this LEGO® NINJAGO® set. The cobra-like 70674 Fire Fang snake toy features a minifigure throne, a swiping, rattling tail with 2 stud shooters, and chain elements to attach to minifigures. Children will love recreating scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and dreaming up their own stories with 4 minifigures, assorted weapons and accessory elements, including Kai’s tornado spinner and Aspheera’s Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions for this LEGO set let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement.
A cool 4×4 toy truck and ninja action figures for kids to role-play an epic battle for the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. The LEGO® NINJAGO® 70675 Katana 4×4 ninja vehicle features an opening minifigure cockpit, hidden rotating shuriken slicer with ramming function, 2 spring-loaded shooters and an opening weapon storage compartment. Children will love reimagining scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and creating their own stories with 5 minifigures and assorted weapons and accessory elements, including the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu with a buildable stand and the new-for-June-2019 tornado spinner of Nya FS. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with this LEGO NINJAGO set using Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement.
Role-play an epic battle between Blizzard Samurai and ninja action figures with LEGO® NINJAGO® 70676 Lloyd’s Titan Mech. This highly posable robot ninja mech toy for kids features a minifigure cockpit, gripping hand to hold a giant katana, spinning shuriken slicer/shield and a detachable flyer with minifigure driver’s seat, adjustable wings and 2 spring-loaded shooters. Children will love recreating scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and dreaming up their own ninja fighting games with 6 minifigures and lots of cool weapons and accessory elements, including the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu weapon and the new-for-June-2019 tornado spinner toy of Zane FS. Give any LEGO builder an amazing building experience with Instructions PLUS, available in the LEGO Life app for smartphones and tablets. The easy-to-use, intuitive building instructions let them zoom, rotate and visualize their creation using the special ghost mode as they go. Instructions PLUS is also great for younger builders, guiding them through the building process for a greater sense of independence and achievement.
Kids will love building the versatile LEGO® NINJAGO® 70677 Land Bounty toy truck for play battles between the ninja action figures and snake queen Aspheera’s Pyro Vipers. This mobile ninja HQ features a steering function, 2 shuriken slicers, rotating shooting cannon, retractable spring-loaded shooter and an easily accessible, detailed interior to inspire creative play. For even more action, lift off the detachable flyer with dual minifigure cockpit, stud shooters and foldout boosters, or place a minifigure on the quad bike. Ninja kids will love reimagining scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and role-playing their own stories with 9 LEGO NINJAGO minifigures and lots of cool weapons and accessory elements, including a new-for-June-2019 ninja spinner.
Play out ninja battles against the Ice Emperor, General Vex and the Blizzard Samurai warriors with this ice castle toy playset for boys and girls. The LEGO® NINJAGO® 70678 Castle of the Forsaken Emperor building features the Ice Emperor’s throne with a throne-reveal function, 2 towers—1 with a stud-shooting crossbow—and a separate ice tower with a spring-loaded shooter and an opening ice prison. Kids will love recreating scenes from the NINJAGO TV show and role-playing their own stories with 7 minifigures, a posable Ice Dragon toy and lots of cool weapons and accessory elements, including the Ice Emperor’s Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu weapon and Lloyd FS’s new-for-June-2019 tornado spinner toy.
Thunderbirds Are Go is another LEGO Ideas project from the creative mind of two-time LEGO Ideas winner Andrew Clark. This is the third time that Andrew’s MOC has achieved the coveted 10K support, with his first two projects eventually becoming official LEGO Ideas sets: Doctor Who (21304) and The Flintstones (21316).
The LEGO Ideas project Thunderbirds Are Go is based on the popular British animated series launched in 2015. It takes its cue from the classic Supermarination animated series from the 1960s, giving it a modern twist to appeal to the current generation of sci-fi kid fans. This set features the Thunderbird 2 with its foldable legs, wings, and landing gear plus two smaller vehicles: the Thunderbird 4 and The Mole. It also features the microfigures of the show’s main characters: John, Alan, Scott, Virgil, and Gordon Tracy. Andrew’s choice of using microfigures somehow gives a sense of scale to the entire build.
The next qualifier for the Second 2019 Review Stage is something that is inspired by the Disney XD series, Gravity Falls. It features the show’s main crib, or should I say more of a tourist trap, The Mystery Shack. Here’s a brief description of what we can expect from this brick rendition by LEGO builder Figura.
Come visit Gravity Falls and join Dipper and Mabel in discovering all the mysteries their Grunkle Stan might be hiding from them inside the Mystery Shack.
The ground floor features the museum, the gift shop including a curious vending machine and the living space
The first floor holds a secret room including some furniture and a dubious carpet
The top floor has Dipper’s and Mabel’s shared bedroom as well as various items of mystery – imparticular a book with the number 3 written on it
The outside areas show three different porches (the one by the rear entrance including Stan’s couch), the parking lot and the bottomless pit, which apparently is bottomless
Parked outside is the little golf cart, which helps Dipper and Mabel escape the monstrous dangers of the surrounding forests
Contains 5 minifigures: Dipper, Mabel, Stan, Soos, and Wendy as well as Waddles
To reach all areas of the shack the floors can easily be separated or – for even quicker access – you can fold open the roof. The roof above the gift shop can also easily be lifted. Many of the details and furniture can easily be removed and rearranged to allow different settings.
These 10K-qualifiers now join the ranks of the UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis to be included to the LEGO Ideas Second 2019 Review Stage. Hot on their heels is another original creation by one of my favorite builders: JKBrickworks’s The Pursuit of Flight. If it will make the cut, then this might be Jason Allemann’s third potential LEGO Ideas set following the success of 2016’s LEGO Ideas Maze (21305) and the more recent LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315).
In a way, the unveiling of a LEGO Stranger Things tie-in is like the toy-brand equivalent of Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Before, during, and after its product launch this week the hype’s still intense for The Upside Down (75810). It helps that LEGO’s milking the 1980s aesthetic of the Netflix series for some great promotional material.
One of the LEGO teasers was an eighties-style LEGO TV advertisement. It was followed up on launch day by a designer video made up like a talk show. Both featured era-appropriate graininess and bits of static too. The convention is maintained in this latest commercial.
The ad shows the LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) set. This time it looks like an item being offered in a TV shopping channel. While a smarmy commentator talks about the set’s features, a presenter points them out on the rotating display. Static on-screen text adds atmospheric flavor.
But this is a set based on “Stranger Things,” a show that really masters scary moments. The moment the presenter flips set 75810 to demonstrate the “Upside Down” side, the ad cuts out. For a few seconds, the display is left in the dark, with the show’s mood soundtrack playing.
It disappears as quickly as it comes, though. The presenter carries on with the display gestures while the voiceover is briefly confused. Once the Upside Down (75810) segment is complete, the “shopping channel” tries to present the next item only to go into expected static.
You’d think LEGO’s just become the primary toy merchandise manufacturer for Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” True, they said the set’s a one-off tie-in, but you’ve got to wonder with all of LEGO’s effort in promoting it. LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) releases June 1.
“LEGO Masters” from the UK’s Channel 4 has proven itself as a popularly entertaining reality show. Seeing LEGO-building teams compete in elimination until one is crowned is a surprising audience magnet. Endemol Shine must’ve realized the potential when it licensed the show for overseas adaptation, Australia’s Nine Network among them.
“LEGO Masters Australia” has finally concluded its inaugural season this week on Nine. The finale which aired Tuesday, May 14, saw the final three teams go head to head. Their final task was to create their own brick build, with all the tech skill and visual storytelling they can muster.
In the end, the best-mate duo of Henry and Cade, both in their mid-thirties, triumphed. They created a diorama of a robot-Greek God Poseidon attacking a ship in a stormy sea. Their work was praised by judge Ryan “Brickman” McNaught, Australia’s top LEGO Certified Pro (LCP). Unfortunately, some viewers dissented.
On social media, these “LEGO Masters Australia” fans expressed their opinion that runners-up David and G (officemates) should’ve won. Their team created a large theme-park build with rides and attractions that moved via LEGO mechanics. They also flooded an opinion poll in Nine Network’s Twitter, up-voting David-G over Henry-Cade and the third-place team of Jordan-Miller.
Good job Henry n Cade, but damn… DAVID AND G WERE ROBBED
As for David-G’s “theme park” final challenge, Brickman did have a significant criticism regarding the overuse of green LEGO elements. As for team Henry-Cade, he described them as playing to their strengths with impressive brick-sculpting.
While the decision is final, to the critics’ disappointment, the incident hasn’t been controversial enough to endanger “LEGO Masters Australia.” Nine Network has already renewed the reality LEGO-building program for season 2, with Brickman McNaught and host Hamish Blake returning.
So, how’s that LEGO Stranger Things hype, huh? It’s now a day since the late-night/midnight launch events in NYC and London. The Upside Down (75810) was a massive hit with everyone who saw it. And attendees of the respective events had a great time with the crowds, spectacle and entertainment.
Part of the activities offered during thelaunch of 75810 was a Make-and-Take event. Those who joined in got the opportunity to build a miniature of another famous landmark from “Stranger Things.” Who can resist the sight of Castle Byers, the little fort in the woods? Can anyone not be charmed by a LEGO interpretation?
A Reddit user has done LEGO and “Stranger Things” fans a solid by posting the Make-and-Take build’s instruction sheet. Like all M&Ts of the sort, the instructions are but two pages long. They should be easy to follow for curious builders who couldn’t be there for the actual launch events.
Even if a LEGO fan needs to hunt down some parts listed online, he won’t need to spend much. A calculation done on the Reddit post claims the total for all bricks to be roughly $5 only. About the only details permanently missing from self-builds of LEGO Castle Byers are the label-stickers for the signs.
Back with the star of the shows last Tuesday-Wednesday, VIPs can get LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) now. The rest will have to wait until June 1. We also invite you to look back at the nifty and fun promoteasers LEGO presented before/after the set’s official reveal.
By now, the facts are all laid out. In LEGO Stores at the Flatiron district and Leicester Square the eagerly-awaited set has come. LEGO Stranger Things: The Upside Down (75810) has been everything it was hyped to be and much more. Check out our coverage of it to be sure.
We probably don’t need to reiterate much from our feature article. Everybody now knows the intricate detail and snazzy design mechanics of The Upside Down (75810). The promotional blitz LEGO unleashed ahead of its reveal has done wonders. And now, it’s time to wrap up our coverage of that too.
One last teaser that came out before the launch events on both sides of the Atlantic appeared on LEGO’s Facebook. We see a brick-rendered recreation of the wall-alphabet communication rig used by Joyce. Lights played by LEGO stud pieces spell out an urgent message from the company, meant for fans.
The real kicker however is the non-routine designer video for LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810). Remember the earlier LEGO teaser with the retro-grainy 1980’s TV commercial? They carry over the aesthetic for the vid featuring set designer Justin Ramsden. The bonus: it’s set up like an eighties late-night talk show with a host!
You can see more details of the LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down set (75810) on its Shop@Home listing. It’s priced at $199.99 and will become available on June 1. As for the hit Netflix series it’s based on, season 3 of “Stranger Things” will arrive for streaming July 4.
By now the trail is pretty much clear. And after several teases on social media, it looks like LEGO has finally lifted the mystery surrounding its latest offering. Coming in at 2,287 pieces and retailing for $199.99 USD, we now have the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set inspired by the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Check out the following crystal clear images and official product description.
LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)
Ages 16+. 2,287 pieces US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK
The ultimate LEGO® Stranger Things model to build and collect!
Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO® Stranger Things toy – 75810 The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will’s bedroom, the living room and the dining room. The Upside Down version of the house, from an alternate dimension, features all the rooms from the real-world model but with a dark, vine-covered, dilapidated look that fans will instantly recognize from the series. With 8 Stranger Things figures, each with its own accessories, this playset makes a great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to build and display this model to show their passion for the series.
This LEGO® Stranger Things toy includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
The Byers’ house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will’s bedroom.
The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
Will’s bedroom plays a central role in the series, which this model faithfully replicates, including details like Will’s boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters.
The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element and a potted plant.
The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’.
The Upside Down set captures the look and feel from the Netflix original series, including creepy vines, dark coloring and a dilapidated look.
Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.
Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talkie, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise’, and Eleven’s waffle.
This Stranger Things collectible includes over 2,200 pieces and comes in 11 bags, so the real world and The Upside Down can be built at the same time for a shared building experience.
Measures over 12” (32cm) tall, 17” (44cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.
The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set will be available for an early release for LEGO VIP members on May 15, and at all LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1. The set measures 44.6 x 32.8 centimeters, and uses some interesting pieces and building techniques to replicate the rotting, deteriorating aspect of the Upside Down. The set also features a kind of flip action that lets you switch between the normal and Upside Down worlds. The reverse side of the set also underscores some of the most significant parts of the Byers home, including its famous Christmas lights and alphabet wall. I’m quite intrigued about the stability of this set, and on how this will manage to stand on its own. I’m also interested to see how the Demogorgon will fair in its LEGO minifig form. Word also has it that this will be the only licensed set under the Stranger Things theme, so it might be better for LEGO fans of the hit Netflix series to keep a close eye on this.
In case you don’t know yet, the cool builders behind Build Better Bricks also has their own custom brick-built version of the Byer’s House available in their site. Be sure to visit B3’s website to check out the building instructions for this custom set.
Last year, LEGO Ideas member Andrew Clark hit a home run. His product idea for a LEGO Flintstones set got support, passed review, and became an official set released this March. What might be next for him? Well, Clark has another product idea close to 10-K support. But it’s got less than 100 days left.
This other submission is based on “Thunderbirds are Go.” That’s the CGI-animated remake of the iconic 1960s British sci-fi “Supermarionation” series “Thunderbirds.” Clark’s product idea is a micro-scale multi-vehicle build set. Its central feature is the Thunderbird 2 carrier, able to transport any of 2 smaller vehicles in its pod.
Said sub-vehicles are the search-and-rescue mini-sub Thunderbird 4 and the Mole tunneling driller. Clark’s LEGO Ideas images include the Elevator Car from the original 1960s show. He has retained that despite its not appearing in the “Thunderbirds are Go” reboot.
Also included are micro-figures of the Scott brothers: Scott, Virgil (Thunderbird 2 pilot), Alan, Gordon (Thunderbird 4 pilot) and John. Later updates by Andrew Clark add retro-style International micro-figures including support member Brains. Then there’s the bonus Virgil Tracy minifigures (in retro/remake styles) plus an adjustable Thunderbird 2 cockpit chair for him to sit on.
Extra bits include some 1×3 LEGO bricks printed with the International Rescue acknowledgement call-sign “FAB.” Next are variable 2×3 printed tiles for Thunderbird 2’s carrier pod: 3 for Elevator Car and 4 for Thunderbird 4. Clark’s submission stands at 7,960 supporters with 87 days left.
There’s no other way to describe it: LEGO has been a teasing teaser that teasingly teases lately. Yes, everybody’s on tenterhooks regarding their upcoming tie-in for Netflix’s Stranger Things, and LEGO sure know how to work build on the excitment with their teaser-filled promotional blitz. Eventually, the teasers are finally giving fans a trail of bread crumbs in deciphering the set’s details. The clincher in this case would have to be LEGO’s recent Instagram post of a familiar vehicle from the show. It’s none other than Mike’s good ‘ol bicycle (rendered in LEGO form), and seemingly stuck in the mysterious Upside Down realm which is already a give away on the set’s official name. The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) is set to be released on May 15, initially available to all LEGO VIP members.
The upcoming LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set has already been revealed to include some of the show’s most noticeable characters such as Dustin and the terrifying Demogorgon. Additionally, it is also rumored that this is the only LEGO licensed set to be released from this theme, so it expected if Stranger Things fans will really look forward to have this one-off set. That’s too bad in my opinion, but if it’ll only be one LEGO tie-in, then it should be all good for all true-blue fans of the show.
We can expect LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set to make its debut at the Leicester Square LEGO Store in London on May 15. The LEGO Store in Flatiron, New York on the other hand, will have its own late-night event slated on the 14th.
With that, let’s wrap this up with some more LEGO Stranger Things teasers we’ve seen recently.
Mike and Eleven on LEGO Facebook
Leicester Square LEGO Store front, courtesy of Twitter user @NXOnNetflix