UPDATE: LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) Official Information Released

UPDATE: LEGO Shop@Home has been updated once again and it turns out, the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) will not be a promotional, gift-with-purchase set like we initially thought. It will go on retail for $7.99 and will be available starting February 1. Read on for the set’s official description as published by LEGO.

LEGO Easter Bunny House(853990)

Celebrate Easter with this fun LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House (853990) construction kit for ages 6 and up. The egg-shaped house packaging doubles up as a festive decoration, and it comes with a to/from card, making it an ideal festive gift. Great for display and creative play, the set includes a buildable chicken house, featuring a removable tray to collect the chicken’s egg elements, scooter for the cute Easter Bunny minifigure to ride, plus a brick-built carrot and plants. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy a very happy Easter with this LEGO® Iconic Easter Bunny House, featuring a buildable chicken house, scooter and plants, an Easter Bunny minifigure and chicken figure for display and creative play.
  • This 57-piece building toy has egg-shaped house packaging which doubles up as a colorful, festive decoration. It comes with a to/from card to complete an ideal Easter gift for LEGO® fans aged 6 and up.
  • The chicken house measures more than 1” (4cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 1” (4cm) deep, a nice size to slip into a child’s backpack with other builds, minifigure and accessories, ready for play wherever they go.

LEGO servers have been updated once again, revealing another gift-with-purchase (GWP) set to watch out for some time this spring. It has been customary with LEGO to release a GWP set to mark the Easter celebration, and thankfully we now have our first look at what’s in store for this year. Check out these official images of the LEGO Easter Bunny House (853990) seasonal GWP set.

LEGO Easter Bunny (853990)

If you recall from two years ago, LEGO has released a similar promotional item in the form of the LEGO Easter Bunny Hut (5005249) which was released in  March, 2018. And it seems that the customed Easter Bunny Guy will have his female counterpart from the LEGO Easter Bunny (853990) set.

Other than the fact that the LEGO Easter Bunny Girl minifigure that comes with this latest GWP is the first of its kind, this deal freebie also comes with several LEGO pieces that are appealing. That scooter is definitely a nice give-away plus that chicken figure.

We don’t have the details nor the specifics yet on how we can avail of this promo, but we can bet that more info will most probably come at the on or before the end of this month especially when the February LEGO Store Calendar comes out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our first GWP set of the year which is the LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) which will be available from January 24 to February 9. Just be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home to update your cart with the necessary qualifying purchases.


LEGO Nominated Once Again For Toy of the Year 2020

Its that time of the year when America gets to vote for its Toy of the Year Awards, and for this year LEGO is once again at the forefront of The Toy Association’s annual roster of top toys for 2020. Unlike last year when LEGO was able to secure nominations for nine of its sets, for the Toy of the Year 2020, LEGO is now down to five finalists. Nevertheless, its no small feat to be included in this roster of nominees with TOTY being considered as the grandest, and most celebrated toy awards in the US.

If you want to support LEGO and their nominated sets, be sure to head over at ToyAwards.org to cast your vote. Votes will be accepted until January 5, 2020, and the winners for each of the categories will be revealed during the TOTY Awards gala on February 21, 2020, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

Toy of the Year 2020

Construction Toy of the Year

LEGO City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control (60228)

Toy of the Year 2020

Young space explorers get a treat with a NASA-inspired rocket launch set. The set features a modular, multi-stage rocket with cockpit, booster and payload storage modules, and a monorail system with stops at the rocket, a launchpad with opening tower arms, and a launch control tower with a countdown function.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Iron Man Hall of Armor (76125)


Toy of the Year 2020

The best selling LEGO Marvel construction set from Avengers: Endgame and throughout 2019. Includes 6 Marvel Universe minifigures. Features an Iron Man lab with detachable modules that can be combined and stacked in many different ways to create alternative play experiences.


Specialty Toy of the Year

LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)

This LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set includes the iconic seating area with couch, armchair and 2 chairs, stage for musical performances, extra seats and tables, entrance doors, 2 TV studio light rigs and more. Includes minifigures of the six main characters and Gunther, each come with accessories.

LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)

This Byers’ house model features authentic details from the hit Netflix original series. The model can physically flip between the real world and The Upside Down where all the rooms from the real-world model have a dark, vine-covered look. Set also includes Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck, minifigures, and accessories.


STEM/STEAM Toy of the Year

LEGO BOOST Star Wars Droid Commander (75253)

Become a LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander as you build, code, and play your way through challenging missions with amazing droids! Download the free LEGO BOOST Star Wars app and build lovable astromech droid R2-D2, a Gonk droid and a Mouse droid to solve over 40 challenging missions.

I Scream, You Scream, We Want LEGO NeopoliTim

Its typically hot from where I am as I’m putting together my thoughts on this one – and I have to say that looking at this mouth-watering custom LEGO minifig creation from Craig Kyle really hits the sweet spot! Well, I’m talking about his superbly done custom LEGO NeopoliTim minifigure which he designed in partnership with Citizen Brick.

LEGO NeopoliTim

I may not be fortunate enough to receive a custom LEGO Neopolitim due to geographical limitations, but knowing how hundreds of these little ice cream guys ended being sold out in just an hour and a half, speaks volumes about their luscious appeal.

LEGO NeopoliTim

The packaging itself is both charming and clever, with little Tim being placed conveniently inside a premium ice cream cup. If looking at the packaging ramps up your sweet cravings, then wait until you open the lid. As you can see, our little ice cream guy comes in already assembled while held securely inside by an “ice cream printed” cardboard. I swear at first glance that I easily confused it for the real thing.

LEGO NeopoliTim

If seeing its packaging both inside and out is not enough to put your ice cream cravings in overdrive, then perhaps seeing the entirety of this custom LEGO NeopoliTim minifigure will do trick. His upper torso, including the headpiece, comes in with a liberal amount of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice cream printing. And mind you, he’s generously printed on all sides. The legs were also cleverly designed which serves as a cone base for the ice cream-laden minifig. The lego print has a waffle-like pattern that compliments the overall lusciousness of our little ice cream guy.

LEGO NeopoliTim

And as a rather humorous tribute to our NeopoliTim, Craig also throws in a nanofigure of the same design that serves as Tim’s serving of the famous 3-in-1 ice cream. He also has a scoop accessory to go along with it. If you want Tim to be displayed alongside your LEGO CMF such as the recently released Series 19, then Craig also included a genuine LEGO minifig stand, custom-printed with NeopoliTim’s name on it.

The attention to detail and clever designing that went to this custom minifigure is surely to impress even the most seasoned LEGO minifigure designer. As of now, Craig’s custom LEGO NeopoliTim is already sold out, but I do hope he has plans of coming up with a new batch very soon. To keep you posted on if and when this ice cream guy will be rolling back again, you may keep tabs on Craig’s Instagram account or through his website at LemonScentedNinja.com.

Now, where did I put that ice cream scoop of ours…?

Give Your Bricks A New Home With LEGO Replay

The LEGO Group launches a new initiative that aims not only to support the company’s sustainability program but more so, to share the joy of playing and learning using LEGO bricks. Dubbed as LEGO Replay, this program intends to collect pre-owned LEGO bricks and sets, and have them donated to schools and children who will benefit from LEGO’s creative system of play. The program is initially available in the US, but I’m hoping that the love for the brick will gradually make its way in schools across other countries.

Here’s a short video on how LEGO Replay works followed by an official press release.

The LEGO Group to pilot new program LEGO® Replay in the United States

Check the attic and basement: Replay will take any previously used LEGO bricks and donate them to children’s non-profits across the country

October 8, 2019: Today, The LEGO Group announced the launch of LEGO® Replay, a pilot program that will accept any and all previously used LEGO bricks and donate them to children’s non-profits in the United States. The effort is a collaboration with Give Back Box, Teach For America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

The process is simple: collect any loose LEGO bricks, sets, or elements, place them into a cardboard box, and visit www.lego.com/replay to print out a free UPS shipping label. The package will be sent to the Give Back Box facility, where each brick will be sorted, inspected by hand, and given a rigorous cleaning. This process is possible because LEGO bricks are made from high-quality, durable materials, designed to be used for generations.

“We know people don’t throw away their LEGO bricks,” said Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group. “The vast majority hand them down to their children or grandchildren. But others have asked us for a safe way to dispose of or to donate their bricks. With Replay, they have an easy option that’s both sustainable and socially impactful.”

Brooks and his team spent the past three years working on the project to ensure the process met the highest quality and safety standards and adhered to U.S. regulations. They then connected with Give Back Box, a charity dedicated to “recycling” 11 million tons of unused clothing, footwear, and other textiles that end up in U.S. landfills each year.

“I am excited to join the LEGO Group in this pilot program,” said Monika Wiela, founder of Give Back Box. “Growing up in Poland, I didn’t have many toys as a child, so this collaboration is rather personal for me. What’s better than giving a child the gift of play? For us, the number of donations we receive is critical to a successful campaign, so we’ve made it as easy as possible for folks at home to send in their idle bricks.”

Teach For America will receive the majority of the elements and will provide them to thousands of classrooms across the country.

“Learning through play can have a tremendous impact on a child’s cognitive development. Through play, children develop fine motor skills, think creatively, and can learn how to problem solve through teamwork,” said Susan Asiyanbi, Teach For America’s chief operating and program officer. “But not everyone has access to such resources. LEGO Replay, and the instructional resources they provide educators, will help give more students access to this opportunity.”

Bricks will also be sent to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for their after-school programs. Both non-profits can expect to receive the first shipments in November 2019. Once the pilot is complete in spring 2020, the LEGO Group will evaluate a possible expansion of the program.

LEGO Replay is one of the many sustainable and philanthropic efforts the LEGO Group has announced in the past year. Recent efforts include Plants from PlantsLEGO Braille Bricks and LEGO Audio & Braille Instructions.

Now Is The Best Time To Add Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks to Your Collection

If you missed out on 2017’s LEGO Ninjago City (70620) and last year’s LEGO Ninjago City Docks (70657), then you may want to reconsider getting them right now. Amazon is offering these back-to-back sets with great price cuts of as much as 20% off from their original price, saving you literally more than a hundred bucks if you plan to purchase them together. Both the Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks connects seamlessly together for more play features and one undeniably cool humungous set. If you wish to purchase these sets together you’ll be glad to know that you will be saving $106 along the way. To know more about these offers, just click on the following affiliate links below.

LEGO Ninjago City (70620)

$299.99 || $239.99 (20% off)

Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks

  • Includes 16 minifigures: Jay, Kai and Lloyd Garmadon (each with new-for-August-2017 high school outfit decoration), Green Ninja Suit, Misako, Jamanakai Villager, Sally, Ivy Walker
  • Features a 3-level 6136350 (each level lifts off for easy play) connected by a sliding elevator, plus a traditional fishing boat
  • Level 1 features a bridge, sewer outlet, stream with translucent water elements, sliding elevator, traditional fish market with fish and crab elements, house with dining room and bedroom
  • Level 2 features a modern fashion store with 2 mannequins and assorted NINJAGO elements, a construction site with a Bonsai tree, a comic book store with a built sign, Cashier desk, comic book stand
  • Ninjago city measures over 24″ (63cm) high, 12″ (31cm) wide and 16″ (42cm) deep, traditional fishing boat measures over 1″ (4cm) high, 3″ (10cm) long and 1″ (3cm) wide


LEGO Ninjago City Docks (70657)

$229.99 || $183.99 (20% off)

Ninjago City and Ninjago City Docks

  • Build a 2-level Old World, with a dojo, sculptor’s workshop and explorer’s house, and a harbor with a cave, boat toy and crane, and dive into ninja life at the NINJAGO City Docks!
  • Features 13 minifigures including ninja minifigures Cole and Green Ninja Lloyd, Garmadon with 4 katanas, Runde and Mystake, plus a baby figure
  • This ninja toy for kids measures over 14-inch (37cm) high, 14-inch (38cm) wide and 9-inch (25cm) deep
  • 3,553 pieces – Modular building set for boys and girls aged 12+ and for fans and big kids of all ages THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE NINJAGO City Docks 70657 ninja playset can be built together with all other original LEGO construction sets and LEGO building bricks for creative play
  • The best toy for ninja role-play and to recreate the iconic scene from THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE of Lloyd battling Garmadon on the rooftops

This Year’s LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) is About to be Revealed

Now that we’re approaching the start of the holidays, rumors and talks within the LEGO fan community are also picking up pace. After the announcement of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) set, LEGO is getting ready to make its next big reveal hailing from its LEGO Creator Expert line. LEGO fans have a common understanding that the next Winter Village set, a subtheme of the LEGO Creator Expert series, will release its next holiday-inspired in October. In fact, LEGO has been recently releasing its Winter Village sets every mid-October for the past four years since 2015. And thanks to a tip from Italian LEGO news source Mattonito, we now have more reason to believe that the big reveal for the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Gingerbread House (10267) is about to happen anytime soon.

Mattonito managed to have a copy of the Italian LEGO Store September to October 2019 calendar that hinted on a couple of set reveals that may happen anytime soon. Take a look at the calendar.

From the get-go, we can see the calendar featuring some of the recent promos that LEGO has already launched. LEGO fans in Italy will also receive the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) and September’s monthly mini build which is an Eagle (40329). We also get to see the launch date of the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) gift-with-purchase set which will be released in conjunction with this year’s Star Wars Triple Force Friday promotional sale on October 4.

With regards to sets, LEGO guides our attention to the new LEGO Hidden Side themes, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) and the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) which is now temporarily out of stock over at LEGO Shop@Home. Now what interests me the most is the fact that the LEGO Store Italian calendar makes mention of the two new LEGO sets scheduled for an October release.

We have reasons to believe just as Promobricks explained, that these two image placeholders are referring to the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Gingerbread House (10267) and this year’s next Ideas set which is the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils Skeletons. Most LEGO fans are in agreement that this year’s next Winter Village set is the Gingerbread House (10267) getting a hint from several leaked images of the set’s minifigures that have found their way online. What is interesting further is that this new Winter Village set features rehashed versions of the Gingerbread Man from LEGO’s CMF Series 11 giving us a new Gingerbread Girl and Gingerbread Baby minifigs creating the impression that this new Winter Village set will highlight a gingerbread family living in a, well, Gingerbread House.

LEGO has released a couple of great Winter Village sets in the past, and I have high hopes for this upcoming set. In the entire line of LEGO sets, we never had an aptly-scaled gingerbread house save for two much smaller versions: 2014’s Monthly Mini-Model Gingerbread House (40105) and 2015’s gift-with-purchase set the Gingerbread House (40139) as you can see from the featured image included on top of this article

Needless to say, I’m positive that the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Gingerbread House (10267) will be great to have around not just for the holidays. I’ll keep you posted once additional info comes so stay tuned.

Make Your Own LEGO Tree In The Woods With These Building Instructions

Last week LEGO brand stores all over launched a promotional Make and Take building event to celebrate the release of the LEGO Ideas Treehouse (21318) set.  Marking this event is the promotional LEGO Tree In The Woods – a microbuild of its larger cousin coming in at 53 pieces. LEGO fans who managed to sign-up for this Make and Take Building Event were able to bring home this easy to build, LEGO Tree In The Woods.

I like this set personally, and its many possibilities for inclusion in other MOCs, like minifigure vignettes for example. And for those who were not able to make it during this in-store event (such as me), we have the Brickfinder to thank for, for sharing these instructions online. As you can see from the parts list, there is no particular hard-to-find or exclusive part included (except probably for the leaf elements and the frog figure), so its likely that you have all the parts needed to create your own mini LEGO Tree In The Woods.

LEGO Tree In The Woods

The building instruction is pretty straightforward starting with the 6×6 plate. Afterward, it’s simply moving upwards stacking the pieces on top of each other. You may download the building instructions right here as a PDF file, or check out the images right here. Thanks again to the Brickfinder for sharing these to all.

LEGO Tree In The Woods


“My Mommy Always Said There Were No Monsters… Only A Vicious-Looking Custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph”

From a LEGO Facehugger MOC to a custom LEGO parasitic chest buster, it looks like the next step to this nasty alien’s brick evolution has finally arrived. We are all very familiar with that lingering sense of fear of being physically invaded and being turned to a host by that terrifying Xenomorph from the Alien movie franchise. Over the years, director Ridley Scott’s vision of this dreaded alien powerhouse managed to become a sort of pop culture icon immortalized in many different forms. And this time, our brick rockstars from Build Better Bricks managed to capture the alien’s final form in a custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph.

Custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph

Coming in at  599 pieces, this latest offering from B3 gives you an ultra-realistic version of this iconic monster, complete with all the fine details of the alien creature from the 1980s. For example, this alien’s head is perfectly replicated using shoulder pad pieces and Technic click hinges, while the mouth can be opened and even placed with a tiny, inner jaw. For added realism, a transclear 1×4 antenna may be connected underneath its mouth for that menacing drool.

Another cool feature of this build is its highly articulated and flexible tail, thanks to its use of Technic ball joints. These joints allow the custom LEGO Xenomorph to be posed in many different ways as well. The way in which these joints are connected also closely resembles the monster’s tail and skeletal structure as seen in the movie. These and the rest of the build’s features are aptly explained by Tyler in this latest B3 video. Watch this.

If you wish to add this to your collection of movie-inspired builds, then be sure to check out Build Better Bricks for details on how you can build this MOC. For a minimal amount, you get a 70-page building instruction, a parts list to see if you have the necessary LEGO pieces to assemble your own custom LEGO Xenomorph and Stud.io file that will help you find and purchase any missing parts from Bricklink.

This custom LEGO Aliens Xenomorph follows B3’s collection of high-quality building instructions inspired by other film franchises such as those from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Carribean, Marvel, and my personal favorite, Lord of the Rings.

LEGO Hidden Side – A New Theme! (Fact Sheet)

LEGO Hidden Side

LEGO® Hidden Side™ is an augmented reality-enhanced LEGO play theme where kids must turn a haunted world back to normal–one ghost at a time. It is the only play experience available today that fully and seamlessly integrates augmented reality (AR) with physical construction to reveal a hidden world of interactive play. Activating the bespoke AR app brings LEGO models to life, revealing a hidden world of interactive mysteries and challenges to solve. When combined, the two worlds make each other even more compelling and fun!

The Story
Jack and Parker are teenage bloggers who attend Newbury High School. Through an app on their mobile phones, they can see the unseen–and in this case, Newbury is overrun with ghosts!

The Building Sets
LEGO Hidden Side offers 8 building sets full of awesome functionality and secret surprises that offer the build and roleplay fun of any LEGO play theme. Each model can be built as it appears by day and has transforming functionality to become the haunted version of itself.

  • 70418 Lab 174 pieces, $19.99 (USD)
  • 70419 Boat 310 pieces, $29.99 (USD)
  • 70420 Graveyard 335 pieces, $29.99 (USD)
  • 70421 Truck 428 pieces, $39.99 (USD)
  • 70422 Diner 579 pieces, $49.99 (USD)
  • 70423 Bus 689 pieces, $59.99 (USD)
  • 70424 Train 698 pieces, $89.99 (USD)
  • 70425 School 1,474 pieces, $129.99 (USD)

The AR App
Kids assume a first-person perspective to join the lead characters, using their mobile phones to see and solve paranormal mysteries beneath the surface of their town. By holding their phones up to a physical LEGO model, “points of possession”are activated, releasing virtual ghosts that kids must then capture to stop the haunting. Kids must keep one hand in each world–physical and digital –to progress the play.A short digital game can be played independent of the building sets. The app will add new ghosts, game challenges, and randomization of gameplay to keep kids coming back to their models.

Specs: free download from the App Store and Google Playfor iOS6S and up and Android phones on the ARCore supported list.App works on tablets, however, the play experience is designed with phones in mind to facilitate kids’ ability to play with one hand in each world, which is easier to do with a phone. Ages 7 and up.

Available globally in late summer 2019.

For more information, visit www.lego.com/hiddenside

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A Look at the LEGO Ninjago Oni Battle Pack (853866) – Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

The latest battle pack from LEGO Ninjago is finally out, and it’s an interesting collection of minifigures unlike LEGO has done before. The LEGO Ninjago Oni Battle Pack (853866) is now available at all LEGO stores and at shop.LEGO.com. Based on the series’ latest season, March of the Oni, this minifigure pack introduces one of the most formidable foes that our heroic ninjas ever encountered.

The LEGO Ninjago Oni Battle Pack (853866) features three first-for-2019 minifigures. It comes in 36 pieces, including several weapon accessories, and perhaps the most exciting of all, the horned elements that comes with the lead Oni villain. All of the minifigures themselves sport unique prints, which gives them a sort of Black Panther/Wakandan vibe. Overall, it’s a great collection of minifigures to kick-off the latest season of LEGO’s longest running TV series. The Oni Battle Pack retails for $12.99 and may also be purchased online via LEGO’s shopping portal. Be sure to check the latest LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets as well from shop.LEGO.com that features some of the best-loved sets from the early beginning of Ninjago.

And another tip if you may – if you wish to grab all the ninjas in this latest LEGO Ninjago subtheme, be sure to check out the LEGO Ninjago Monastery of Spinjitzu (70670) set which includes 8 minifigures, namely Wu, Jay, Nya, Zane, Cole, Lloyd, Kai and Wyplash. That’s a great deal for $79.99 for a set with more than a thousand LEGO pieces and 8 minifigures.

The LEGO Ninjago Monastery of Spinjitzu (70670) set, featuring all of our ninja heroes.

LEGO Ninjago Oni Battle Pack (853866)

Arm the Oni villains with this cool accessory set!

Gear up for battle with the LEGO® NINJAGO® 853866 Accessory Set 2019, featuring the Oni villains from Series 10 of the NINJAGO Masters of Spinjitzu TV series. This action-packed little set has 3 new-for-January-2019 Oni minifigures, including one with iconic horn elements, and assorted weapons.

  • Features 3 Oni demon minifigures—one with horn elements—with 4 swords and other assorted weapons.