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.

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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.

 

First Wave of 2019 LEGO Star Wars Sets Revealed!

I guess it’s this time of the year again where we can expect LEGO to gradually give us a peek on what to expect from them come 2019. After the reveal of a huge stash of The LEGO Movie 2, Creator, City, and Technic sets, we now have our first official images of the 2019 LEGO Star Wars sets, slated to be released in January. This first wave of LEGO Star Wars sets includes a Battle Pack, a Microfighter, a 4+ set, and three regular sets based on scenes from Episode IV and III. So let’s do away with the lengthy intro and simply enjoy these crisp images courtesy of Promobricks, with additional product description from Stone Wars.

Inferno Squad Battle Pack (75226)

16.99 Euro; 118 pieces

Available in January, 2019

Set Description:

  • Includes 4 LEGO Star Wars minifigures: Iden Versio and 3 Inferno Squad agents.
  • Equipped with a TIE fighter-inspired Speeder with 2 stud shooters and room for a minifigure.
  • The weapons include 2 stud shooters, a stud rifle and a stud rocket launcher.
  • Play exciting scenes as you help the Imperial Troopers find the rebels.
  • All figures in this set will appear new in January 2019.
  • The Speeder is over 4 cm high, 11 cm long and 9 cm wide.

 

Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters (75228)

19.99 Euro; 177 pieces

Available in January, 2019

Minifigures include: C-3PO, R2-D2, Sand Trooper

 

Death Star Escape (75229)

29.99 Euro; 329 pieces

Available in January, 2019

Minifigures include: Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Stormtrooper

Set Description:

Immerse every Star Wars fan in an unforgettable space adventure with the LEGO Star Wars 75229 Death Star Escape Set. This superb set, recreating the epic Star Wars: A New Hope scene with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, includes a hinged Death Star scene with entrance, lever-operated door and retractable walkway, and a second section with a platform, an access ladder, a hidden mouse droid and a hinged box with electric glass. Fans will love attaching Leia to Luke’s back, helping him grab the grappling hook and swing across the abyss to protect himself from the Stormtrooper. Includes 3 minifigures and a mouse droid as a LEGO figure.

 

Droid Gunship (75233)

49.99 Euro; 389 pieces

Available in January, 2019

Minifigures include: Chief Tarfful, Yoda, 2x Kashyyyk Battle Droids

Set Description:

  • Includes 2 LEGO Star Wars minifigures: Chief Tarfful and Yoda, and 2 Kashyyyk Battle Droid figures.
  • Equipped with 2 guns, 4 dual-flick missiles (8 in total), 2 stud shooters, a fold-out landing gear and a fold-out cockpit with room for a Kashyyyk Battle Droid.
  • Weapons include Tarfful’s rifle, Yoda’s Green Lightsaber, and 2 Battle Droid blasters.
  • Launch a hail of missiles with the 4 dual-flick missiles and stud shooters as you battle the clone army!
  • Battle Droid minifigures feature a new head and torso print that will be released in January 2019.
  • Create your own Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Battle on Kashyyyk!
  • Battle the 75234 AT-AP Walker for even more LEGO Star Wars fun.
  • The Droid Gunship is over 5 cm high 29 cm long and 24 cm wide.

 

AT-AP Walker (75234)

59.99 Euro; 689 pieces

Available in January, 2019

Minifigures include: Chewbacca, Clone Commander Gree, Kashyyyk clone trooper, 2x Kashyyyk battle droids

Set Description:

  • Includes 3 LEGO Star Wars minifigures: Chewbacca, Clone Commander Gree, and a Kashyyyk Clone Trooper, as well as 2 Kashyyyk Battle Droid LEGO figures.
  • The AT-AP Walker features articulated legs and a retractable third leg, a detailed cockpit for 2 minifigures accessible from the top and from the side hatches, a lockable, rotating and lifting upper tower with a minifigure and a spring seat -Loaded shooter.
  • The weapons include Chewbacca’s crossbow and 4 blasters.
  • Battle Droid minifigures feature a new head and torso print that will be released in January 2019.
  • Create your own Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Battle on Kashyyyk!
  • Jump into the fight against the 75233 Droid Gunship and experience even more Kashyyyk action!
  • The AT-AP Walker is over 24 cm high, 29 cm long and 15 cm wide.

 

X-Wing Starfighter Trench Run (75235)

29.99 Euro; 132 pieces

Available in January, 2019

Minifigures include: Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, R2-D2

Set Description:

  • The LEGO® 4+ sets have been specifically designed to bring fun and confidence to children by enabling easy building steps for a perfect start into the LEGO.
  • Includes 2 LEGO Star Wars minifigures: Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing pilot suit and a Stormtrooper and R2-D2 LEGO minifigure.
  • This set consists of an easy-to-build X-Wing Starfighter and a tower with fired target shooters.
  • The weapons include Luke’s lightsaber and Stormtrooper’s blaster.
  • LEGO 4+ introduces your child to a wide universe of movie favorites, TV characters and everyday heroes.
  • LEGO 4+ playsets were previously called LEGO Juniors and are compatible with all other LEGO sets.
  • Ideal as a gift for preschool children and teenagers.
  • Combine with the 75237 TIE Fighter Attack and 75247 Rebel A-Wing Starfighter 4+ sets for tons of fun Star Wars adventures in the stars.
  • The X-Wing Fighter is over 9 cm high, 15 cm deep and 18 cm wide.

Life-Sized LEGO Bugatti Chiron is Headed to the UK on November

The hype may have long died down at this point, but we’re sure lifelong LEGO fans can still remember the warm reception given to LEGO’s unbelievable achievement of using Technic pieces to create a working replica of the life-sized LEGO Bugatti Chiron sports car. By now that life-sized LEGO car may perhaps be more popular than the actual LEGO Technic Chiron (42083) introduced earlier in June.

We know that LEGO has sent their brick-built Bugatti Chiron on a European tour, making stops at racetracks or car shows along the way. The last we heard was that it was an “honored guest” at the Paris Motor Show this early October. Its next stop: across the English Channel.

Indeed, the life-sized LEGO Bugatti Chiron that impressed even veteran professional drivers despite its sub par top speed will now be making its way across the UK. On the first day of November it’ll be on proud display at the Westfield London.

Next, brick car will move to Westfield Stratford on November 3, before finally arriving at the Bluewater Dartford on November 8. So next month it’ll be England’s turn to get a closer look at The LEGO Group’s proud creation. Visitors will be allowed to rev the Power Functions-powered engine and fiddle with its other features.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) Officially Revealed

After releasing a video teaser a few of days ago, LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) now listed at LEGO Shop@Home. Based from the original product idea of Jason Allemann and Grant Davis, the Pop-Up Book is the very first of its kind where it features a pop-up build that tells two classic fairy tales in one set, nicely rendered in LEGO bricks. Gorgeous both inside and out, the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book comes in dark green and red colors and unique, printed parts. I wasn’t sure before if those were actual printed parts and I was even inclined to think that they were stickers instead. As it is, LEGO went the extra mile of coming up with a new Once Upon a Brick printed tile and even had the names of Allemann and Davis printed on brown 1×8 tiles. I feel this is a good start for future LEGO Ideas sets where fan designers get recognized through the actual set by having a special, commemorative LEGO piece dedicated to them and included in each set.

Read on for the official product description for the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) which will be available to starting November 1 at all LEGO brand stores and at shop.LEGO.com.

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315)

859 pieces; $69.99

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book

Enjoy 2 classic fairy tales with this brick-mazing pop-up LEGO® book!

Build, play and display the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk with LEGO® Ideas 21315 Pop-up Book! This first-ever buildable pop-up book made from LEGO bricks opens to reveal the famous scene of grandmother’s forest cottage featuring opening door, bed and kitchen area. Recreate the scene when Little Red Riding Hood meets the wolf or swap out grandmother’s cottage for the scene of the giant’s castle in the clouds. This collectible toy features enough bricks to build both scenes or you can even build a scene of your own and makes a perfect creative gift. This LEGO set includes a booklet with a short history of pop-up books, a condensed history of each fairy tale in the set, as well as information about its fan designers and LEGO designers.

  • Includes 4 new-for-November-2018 LEGO® minifigures: Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, the Wolf, and the Giant. Also includes 1 new-for-November-2018 microfigure: Jack.
  • First pop-up book in LEGO history features 2 different LEGO fairy tale stories: Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • Build and display or recreate your own stories from 2 classic fairy tales with this imagination toy.
  • This LEGO® Ideas set features enough bricks to build both fairy tales in the set or you can even build your own scene.
  • Includes a booklet featuring building instructions, a brief history of pop-up books, a short history of the 2 fairy tales in the set, plus information about this amazing classic fairy tale’s fan designers and LEGO® designers.
  • Pop-up book measures over 7” (20cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide when closed, and over 11” (28cm) wide when open.

 

LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) To Be Revealed Anytime Soon

Another LEGO set reveal is poised for this month, and this time it will be coming once more from the LEGO Ideas line. The announcement came from LEGO China’s local social media account, underscoring the arrival of the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pop-up Book (21315) set by the end of this month.

According to LEGO China’s announcement, this particular set will be available for retail beginning October 26. This suggests that we might hear an official press release from the LEGO Group in a couple of weeks. Do take note that the image posted by LEGO China is based on the initial product idea submitted by designers Jason Allemann and Grant Davis. We still yet to see how the final product will look like.

The LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) was eventually selected as the product idea of choice at the conclusion of the LEGO Ideas 2017 Third Review Stage. Designed by Jason Allemann (aka JK Brickworks), he was also the LEGO fan designer behind the LEGO Ideas Maze (21305) released back in 2016. The Pop-Up Book can be customized to allow you to create your own story. It is expected that the set will include a set of minifigures based on the classic fairy tale of Red Riding Hood. Whether its knights and castles, or the wild, wild west, the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book is versatile enough to allow these customizations. Needless to say, this is one set packed with plenty of neat play features.

Be sure to stay tuned and subscribed here at our blog site for more updates on the full reveal of this next LEGO Ideas set.