LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182) Now Available for Pre-Order at LEGO Shop@Home

If you recall from last week, Barnes & Noble has published the official images of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182), confirming earlier rumors that LEGO has now included a DC Comics character to its roster of so-called Helmet Collection sets. It was initially thought at that time that it might only be a Barnes  & Noble exclusive, but thankfully this brick-version of Batman’s Cowl is now available pre-order from LEGO Shop@Home as well.

Batman Cowl (76182)

Similar to Carnage and Venom, the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182) is an 18+ set with the LEGO and comic book fan in mind. This displayable set clocks in at 410 pieces and will retail for $59.99 starting April 26, 2021. Check out the rest of its product description, and you may pre-order this set today (with a release date of April 26, 2021) by clicking on its respective affiliate link below.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Cowl (76182)

410 pieces | $59.99 | Pre-order now  and get it on April 26, 2021 

Batman Cowl (76182)

Immerse yourself in a challenging and rewarding building experience as your imagination transports you to GOTHAM CITY™ with the impressive LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman Cowl (76182).

Iconic Batman helmet to build and display
This LEGO brick recreation of the unmistakable cowl worn by the Caped Crusader™ is sure to attract attention and admiration wherever it is placed. With transparent bricks to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to the sturdy base, this remarkable model will provide a sense of fulfillment long after the construction work has finished.

LEGO brick model-making kits
Escape the busy world for a while and rediscover the joy of creative construction with adult LEGO building sets. Satisfying to build and stunning to display, adult LEGO kits make great birthday gifts, Christmas presents, and personal treats for anyone interested in model making or comic-book culture.

  • The LEGO® DC Batman™: Batman Cowl (76182) captures forever the unmistakable style of Batman in a captivating build-and-display model created with adults in mind.
  • Measuring over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high, 4 in. (10 cm) wide, and 4 in. (12 cm) deep, this captivating model provides an attractive conversation piece, whether displayed in your home or workplace.
  • The collectible LEGO® DC Batman™ Batman Cowl offers a hands-on, stress-relieving building experience, as 410 LEGO bricks gradually transform into a stunning display model.
  • This authentic LEGO® brick recreation of the iconic Batman™ helmet includes transparent pieces to represent the face and a stylish fact plaque attached to a sturdy base.
  • Indulge your creative construction superpowers. This collectible piece of Batman™ memorabilia will provide pleasure and satisfaction long after the hands-on work has been completed.
  • This build-and-display piece is ideal for any model-making enthusiast or adult fan of the Caped Crusader™. It makes a great birthday gift, Christmas present, or personal treat.

Here’s A Chance To See Your Disapproved LEGO Ideas Projects Become a Reality

If you are actively into supporting LEGO fan creations over at the LEGO Ideas platform, chances are there are a lot of product ideas that you voted for that eventually did not made it past the Review Stage. And this time around through a collaboration with BrickLink, some of these disapproved LEGO Ideas projects may still have a chance to become a LEGO set soon.

Dubbed as the BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational, 31 LEGO Ideas 10K club projects were chosen to be included in this crowdfunding initiative. Through this, these qualified but disapproved LEGO Ideas projects will go through pre-production, crowdfunding, and production stages where BrickLink members who pre-ordered these sets will have the chance of having these delivered to them.

For more information on what these 31 LEGO Ideas 10K projects are, you may head over to BrickLink’s website right here. You may also go through the details and FAQs provided by the LEGO Ideas blogsite.

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KICKING OFF THE BRICKLINK DESIGNER PROGRAM: 2021 INVITATIONAL

Today we’re excited to share the next steps in the collaboration between LEGO Ideas and BrickLink via the BrickLink Designer Program: 2021 Invitational.

As communicated in December 2020, we planned to invite a selection of LEGO Ideas members and their 10K Club submissions to participate in the pilot program, the purpose being to realize more of the amazing fan designs that are submitted to LEGO Ideas.

The result has been that 27 members have agreed to participate in 31 10K Club projects. We’re thrilled at the response we got from the invited members with almost 100% of the invited members deciding to accept our invitation.

The designers are already very busy at work on their designs in the “pre-production” phase. In this phase, designers must re-work their designs to fit a few program requirements, such as having to build their creations digitally in BrickLink’s Studio using a particular palette of LEGO bricks and colors, resizing their designs to fit between 400-4000 elements and more.

The pre-production phase, which ends May 31st will also include testing phases. Submissions must pass the pre-production phase and deadline to have their design(s) eligible for crowdfunding.

On the BrickLink landing page, you can find the overall timeline for the program as well as an in-depth FAQ that can hopefully assist you with answers to your questions. The BrickLink team will also be available to answer your questions.

FAQ
WHY WERE SO MANY OTHER 10K CREATORS NOT INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BDP 2021 INVITATIONAL?

Considering the maximum number of sets we can produce, only 32 projects were selected among all the unrealized LEGO Ideas projects. No IP-based models are invited to the program as they cannot be produced through this program.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO DESIGNS THAT DON’T MEET THE PROGRAM CRITERIA DURING THE PRE-PRODUCTION PHASE?

Designers of all the participating projects have to revise their original design to meet the program requirements and pass the test building before May 31st. Only the projects that meet the production requirements will be listed for crowdfunding.

HOW MANY DESIGNS WILL BECOME BRICKLINK DESIGNER PROGRAM SETS?

Only the first 13 projects to reach the crowdfunding goal will become BrickLink Designer Program sets.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE DESIGNS THAT DON’T REACH THE CROWDFUNDING GOAL OR ARE NOT AMONG THE 13 QUICKEST TO HIT THEIR GOAL?

The remaining projects in the crowdfunding phase that don’t become BrickLink Designer Program sets will be sold as digital Building Instructions only so that you can still have an opportunity to find your own bricks to build them.

HOW ARE FAN CREATORS COMPENSATED FOR THEIR IDEAS?

Fan designers will receive a 10% royalty fee for BrickLink Designer Program sets, while designers of Digital Building Instructions will receive a 75% royalty fee.

WILL YOU MODIFY THE ORIGINAL LEGO IDEAS DESIGN DURING PRODUCTION?

In the BrickLink Designer Program, we do not intend to change the original designs that are loved by the fans, but there can be inevitable modifications due to production requirements, such as part availability and stability issues. All design revisions will be done by the original designer, and the revision history will be shared on the project’s details page.

LEGO Star Wars March 2021 Sets Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

Last month, we saw a glimpse of things to come this March as far as LEGO Star Wars is concerned. With three new LEGO Star Wars March 2021 sets now included in LEGO’s database, we can now have a better look at these sets and what we can expect from them based on their official product descriptions.

Though sometimes I feel that the LEGO Star Wars theme or franchise is becoming a bit redundant with LEGO’s tendency of recycling or redesigning previously released sets, somewhere along the way, LEGO comes with new set designs that are pretty much endearing. One such example is the new mini build set in the form of the LEGO Star Wars AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters (75298). That brick-built Tauntaun is simply adorable.

If you like this set as much as I do, then you may want to click on the following LEGO Shop@Home affiliate links to add them to your LEGO wishlist and to know more. You may also want to go through their official product description below while waiting for their release on March 1st.

Resistance X-wing (75297)

60 pieces | $19.99 | Minifigures include Poe Dameron and BB-8

LEGO Star Wars

Let youngsters learn to build and role-play with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Resistance X-wing (75297) for ages 4 and up. A simple-to-build version of the starfighter from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this awesome building toy has wings that fold out for a flight and in for landing. The Poe Dameron LEGO minifigure, which comes with a blaster pistol, fits in the X-wing’s opening cockpit and there is space behind for the BB-8 droid LEGO figure.

Instructions PLUS
Check out interactive Instructions PLUS, available in the free LEGO Building Instructions app. It has cool zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building this starfighter even more rewarding for kids.

Welcome to 4+
LEGO Star Wars 4+ buildable toy playsets give younger kids aged 4 and up the best introduction to LEGO building and the Star Wars saga. With Starter Brick bases to help them, they can construct vehicles, buildings, and more – on their own, or with assistance from an older sibling or adult – and get playing fast.

  • Give younger children a great first experience of LEGO® Star Wars™ with this Resistance X-wing (75297) construction toy, featuring a starter brick chassis for a quick build so the action starts fast.
  • The buildable starfighter toy comes with a Poe Dameron LEGO® minifigure with a blaster pistol, plus a BB-8 droid LEGO figure to inspire creative role-play fun.
  • The X-wing has an opening cockpit for Poe Dameron, space for BB-8, and wings that fold out for flight mode.
  • Easy to build and rebuild after playtime battles, this 60-piece LEGO® Star Wars™ starter set makes the best birthday present, holiday gift, or surprise treat for creative kids aged 4 and up.
  • This awesome starfighter building toy measures over 1.5 in. (5 cm) high, 6 in. (15 cm) long, and 7.5 in. (19 cm) wide, so it can fit easily into a child’s backpack ready for play on the go.

 

AT-AT™ vs. Tauntaun™ Microfighters (75298)

205 pieces | $19.99 | Minifigures include Luke Skywalker and an AT-AT Driver

LEGO Star Wars

Inspire young children to reimagine the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and play out their own stories with this AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters (75298) building set. It features a quick-to-build, posable AT-AT Walker and Tauntaun construction models for the 2 LEGO® minifigures to sit on.

Role-play fun
The Luke Skywalker and AT-AT Driver LEGO minifigures each have a stud shooter and an electrobinoculars element, and Luke also has a lightsaber for battle play. This fun, creative set comes with clear instructions so even LEGO beginners can build with Jedi-like confidence, and it combines perfectly with the Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295).

Welcome to the LEGO Star Wars™ universe
For over two decades, the LEGO Group has been creating amazing, brick-built versions of iconic Star Wars starships, vehicles, locations, and characters. This building toy makes an awesome birthday, holiday, or surprise gift for young kids to introduce them to this action-packed galaxy of fun.

  • Kids can recreate the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and role-play their own stories with these quick-build, LEGO® brick AT-AT Walker and Tauntaun Microfighters.
  • This AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters (75298) set features 2 LEGO® minifigures: Luke Skywalker, with a lightsaber, and an AT-AT Driver. Each has a stud shooter and an electrobinoculars element.
  • The Tauntaun and the posable AT-AT each have a seat for a LEGO® minifigure, and the set combines brilliantly with the Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295) for extra battle action.
  • This awesome 205-piece construction toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift, or unexpected treat for kids aged 6 and up to introduce them to the fun, creative LEGO® Star Wars™ universe.
  • The Tauntaun measures over 2.5 in. (7 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) long, and 2 in. (5 cm) wide. Along with the AT-AT and LEGO® minifigures, the set fits in a child’s backpack for play on their travels.

 

Imperial Shuttle (75302)

660 pieces | $69.99 | Minifigures include Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Imperial Officer

LEGO Star Wars

 

Fans can play out exciting scenes from the classic Star Wars™ trilogy with this buildable Imperial Shuttle (75302) model. The elegant design of the shuttle is beautifully recreated in LEGO® bricks, with an opening minifigure cockpit, opening main compartment with space for 2 LEGO minifigures, foldable wings for flight and landing mode, plus 2 stud shooters. Between playtime adventures, it makes a cool display piece.

Role-play fun
This awesome building toy for kids also includes Darth Vader, Imperial Officer, and Luke Skywalker LEGO minifigures with lightsabers and a blaster pistol.

Awesome gifts
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is now its most successful theme, with fun, creative gift ideas for fans of all ages.

  • Build a LEGO® brick version of the elegant Imperial Shuttle and play out scenes from the classic Star Wars™ trilogy with this action-packed building toy for kids (75302).
  • Includes 3 LEGO® minifigures – Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, both with a lightsaber, and an Imperial Officer with a blaster pistol, plus a handcuffs accessory element – for fun, creative play.
  • The Imperial Shuttle features an opening minifigure cockpit, opening main compartment with space for 2 LEGO® minifigures, foldable wings for flight and landing mode, plus 2 stud shooters.
  • This awesome building toy makes the best birthday, holiday, or surprise gift for kids and any Star Wars™ fan aged 9 and up. It’s fun to build and play solo or with family and friends.
  • The Imperial Shuttle measures over 10 in. (25 cm) high, 9 in. (24 cm) long, and 14 in. (35 cm) wide. Kids will be proud to display their creation in their bedroom between playtime adventures.

LEGO Vidiyo Music Video Maker Officially Revealed

LEGO has finally unveiled its next augmented reality (AR) inspired theme in the form of the new LEGO Vidiyo. First teased on LEGO’s H1 2021 catalog, this new way of combining physical LEGO elements with top-notch AR tech allows children and other budding LEGO enthusiasts to create their own music video from a wide array of music from Universal Music Group. Watch this video to have a better grasp of what to expect from LEGO Vidiyo.  You may also read LEGO’s full press release right here.

LEGO Vidiyo

Similar to what LEGO offered with its AR-powered LEGO Hidden Side, LEGO Vidiyo helps children spur their creativity by letting them direct, produce and star in their own music videos through the help of special scannable LEGO pieces. The steps are pretty straightforward:

Choose one of the many songs in the App from a broad variety of established artists – both contemporary chart toppers and instantly recognisable classics.

Create your band from a vibrant collection of new, physical minifigures, which can be customised and brought to life in different scales through AR technology in the VIDIYO App.

Line up special effects in the form of ‘BeatBits’ and place them on the scanning stage. BeatBits are decorated 2×2 square LEGO elements, which once scanned unlock digital effects that let you control everything from video and music styles to scene effects. Creators can see their vision realised by choosing anything from black and white bling effects, to confetti showers and even X-ray vision. They can also add audio effects such as DJ scratching, mouse voice or sax solo, as well as fun signature character moves and gimmicks, from breakdancing to surfing on a shark…

Set the stage. From parks to bedrooms and backyards to brick-built models, LEGO VIDIYO music videos can live anywhere. In just three seconds, your location is scanned and production countdown starts.

Hitting the selected BeatBits in the App, children then take creative control of their own music video production, triggering dance moves and audio/video effects in an amazing 60 second performance, which can be trimmed down to 5, 10, 15 or 20 second shareable clips.

Clips can then be uploaded to the App feed, but only once the content has passed moderation. Any content featuring personally-identifiable information, such as children starring in the video, will not be approved for App feed upload, but can be stored locally in-App, to be enjoyed in-person with friends or family members.

If you’re a fan of the now-discontinued LEGO Nexo Knights theme, the use of special 2×2 decorative tiles dubbed as BeatBits in LEGO Vidiyo sounds very much the same as those scannable shields that come with each LEGO Nexo Knights sets. Though the former’s use is to enhance the video game experience by giving power-ups and special character abilities, the use of the BeatBits tiles in LEGO Vidiyo unlocks various special video and audio effects that you can use to spice up your own music video. Plus it seems that the theme itself will come with their own set of new-for-2021 minifigures. I’m not sure if the accompanying app will allow you to digitally animate your own choice of minifig from your existing collection, but from the looks of it, it is most likely limited to what the app will offer. In my opinion, it will be nice if LEGO will also expand its LEGO Vidiyo in-app options to include its extensive library of non-licensed collectible minifigures and other well-known characters. I’ll certainly have a blast if I can dance along with Banana Guy from CMF Series  16 and Mr. Gold from CMF Series 10!

 

LEGO Shop@Home has now updated its site to include an About page for LEGO Vidiyo, with a launch date of March 1st. Brickset has also listed  15 upcoming sets (or collectible minifigs perhaps?) under this theme, so it’s kind of exciting to see what LEGO has in store on this one. My best guess is that the minifigures included in LEGO Vidiyo’s latest promotional video and still images will be included in future sets as well. Some of them were somewhat indirectly revealed already. I’ll keep you posted once these new LEGO Vidiyo sets are officially revealed.

LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325) Officially Revealed

LEGO has now officially unveiled its next LEGO Ideas set that is sure to pull some nostalgic heartstrings among its adult fan base. The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325) has now been listed at LEGO Shop@Home and is slated to arrive in-store and online beginning February 1.

LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith

As the brainchild of LEGO fan Clemens Fiedler (aka Namirob over at the LEGO Ideas platform), the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is another set that takes inspiration from one of LEGO’s classic themes of the past. It managed to come up on top during the LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage, alongside the still to be officially revealed LEGO Ideas Winnie The Pooh set. Similar to the Pirates-inspired LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) from last year, this latest fan-based LEGO set takes its cue from the classic LEGO Castle theme, particularly with the inclusion of the two Black Knights minifigures included in the set.

Coming in at 2,164 pieces, the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith will retail for $150, and will feature a 3-level building with a removable, intricately detailed rooftop, fully furnished bedrooms, a kitchen, and of course, a blacksmith workshop. Check out the set’s official images below, plus a complete description of what you can expect from it. You may also click on the following affiliate link below to add this new LEGO Ideas set to your LEGO shopping wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325)

2,164 pieces | $149.99 | Available starting February 1, 2021

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Take a break from modern life and build this magnificent LEGO® Ideas Medieval Blacksmith (21325) display, model. The architectural details of a 3-level building from the Middle Ages are lovingly recreated in LEGO style. The roof and top 2 levels lift off for easy viewing of the fully furnished bedroom and kitchen, plus a workshop packed with items you’d have seen in a real medieval blacksmith’s smithy. Other features include a glowing forge with a LEGO light brick, plus a garden with buildable models of an apple tree and a well. Minifigures and more There are 4 minifigures to bring the scene to life: a blacksmith, archer, and 2 Black Falcon Knights with 4 swords, 3 shields, and a halberd, plus a posable horse figure with a buildable cart, dog and frog figures. Stylish gift Part of a collection of inspiring LEGO sets designed to help adults relax in a creative way, this building kit makes a wonderful gift for yourself or the LEGO fan or hobbyist in your life.

  • Capture the architectural details of a medieval blacksmith’s workplace and home when you take time out from modern life to build this evocative LEGO® Ideas display model (21325).
  • Includes 4 minifigures: a blacksmith, archer, and 2 Black Falcon Knights with 4 swords, 3 shields, and a halberd, plus a posable horse figure with a buildable cart and dog and frog figures.
  • This 3-level building has a removable roof and the top 2 levels lift off for easy access to the fully furnished bedroom, kitchen, and workshop. The garden features an apple tree model and a well.
  • The workshop is packed with accessory elements such as tools, coal, and armor. Press the bellows to activate the LEGO® light brick in the blacksmith’s coal forge and make it glow.
  • Measures over 10.5 in. (27 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 8 in. (21 cm) deep. An impressive buildable model to photograph and share, it makes a top gift for yourself or LEGO® fans and hobbyists.
  • An LR41 battery is included for the LEGO® light brick in this building set for adults.
  • This collectible 2,164-piece model comes with an illustrated booklet featuring the set’s fan designer and LEGO® designers, plus clear instructions so even LEGO newcomers can build confidently.

ICYMI: LEGO Star Wars 2021 Sets Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO servers have been updated once more to include its first line of LEGO Star Wars 2021 sets slated to arrive in January. If you recall, we reported on some of these rumored sets last October, with more LSW sets expected to be revealed in the first quarter of 2021. As of this posting, we only have four sets that are currently listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, including one that is a direct reference to Disney+’s current hit series, The Mandalorian.

Check out the following official images and product descriptions, and be sure to click on the following affiliate links if you want to keep tabs on them. Be sure to bookmark our blog site as well for more LEGO Star Wars 2021 reveals anytime soon.

Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295)

101 pieces | USD 9.99

LEGO Star Wars 2021

USD 9.99Give a young child an unexpected treat with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295). Based on the iconic vehicle’s design in the classic Star Wars trilogy, this awesome brick-built toy has 2 stud shooters and a LEGO minifigure seat. The set also includes a Han Solo LEGO minifigure with his blaster pistol so kids can role-play as the Rebel hero in their everyday playtime adventures.

Easy to build
There are step-by-step instructions so even LEGO beginners can build independently. This construction model also combines perfectly with the AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters (75298) set for extra battle action.

The LEGO Star Wars universe
Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars has become its most successful theme with a wide variety of building toys that make the best gifts for kids and fans of all ages.

  • Young children can role-play as the Rebel hero from Star Wars™ in their own stories with this quick-to-build LEGO® Microfighters version of the Millennium Falcon from the classic Star Wars trilogy.
  • The Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295) features a seat for the Han Solo LEGO® minifigure and 2 stud shooters, for fun, creative play. Han Solo also has a blaster pistol.
  • This buildable playset combines brilliantly with the AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters (75298) set to open up even more play options.
  • Easy to build – and to rebuild after battles – this durable, 101-piece, building toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift or fun surprise treat for creative kids aged 6+.
  • The Microfighter measures over 1.5 in. (4 cm) high, 3 in. (8 cm) long, and 3 in. (7 cm) wide – a nice, compact size to slip into a child’s backpack ready for play on their travels.
Trouble on Tatooine (75299)

276 pieces | USD 29.99

LEGO Star Wars 2021

Children will love teaming up with The Mandalorian and a Tusken Raider for desert missions with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Trouble on Tatooine set (75299). It features The Mandalorian’s speeder bike with a LEGO minifigure seat and saddlebag for the Child to sit in, plus a buildable Tusken hut and a new-for-January-2021, missile-shooting ballista for the Tusken Raider.

Role-play action
This awesome kids’ building toy includes The Mandalorian and Tusken Raider LEGO minifigures, a LEGO figure of the Child (affectionately known as Baby Yoda), plus cool weapons to inspire hours of role-play fun. A great gift idea for young Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans, it comes with clear instructions so even LEGO first-timers can enjoy the building experience.

Galaxy of delights
Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars has become its most successful theme with a huge variety of sets to excite fans of all ages.

  • Kids can recreate scenes from Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 and play out their own speeder-bike-riding, missile-shooting battle stories with this Trouble on Tatooine (75299) building toy.
  • Includes The Mandalorian and Tusken Raider LEGO® minifigures, each with weapons for role-play battles, plus a LEGO figure of the Child (the popular character affectionately known as Baby Yoda).
  • The speeder has a LEGO® minifigure seat and saddlebag for the Child to sit in. The set also features a buildable Tusken hut hideout and spring-loaded, missile-shooting ballista for the Tusken Raider.
  • Great for solo building and play or for sharing the fun with friends, this awesome construction toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift, or surprise treat for creative kids aged 7 and up.
  • The speeder measures over 1.5 in. (3 cm) high, 5 in. (13 cm) long and 1.5 in. (3 cm) wide, and this complete set combines brilliantly with other LEGO® Star Wars™ buildable playsets for creative play.

 

Imperial TIE Fighter (75300)

432 pieces | USD 39.99

Kids can role-play as the villains from the classic Star Wars™ trilogy with this cool LEGO® brick version of the Imperial TIE Fighter (75300). Capturing the authentic, sleek design of an iconic starfighter in the Imperial fleet, it features an opening LEGO minifigure cockpit and 2 spring-loaded shooters.

Role-play adventures
There are also 2 LEGO minifigures: a TIE Fighter Pilot with a blaster pistol and Stormtrooper with a blaster, plus a NI-L8 Protocol Droid to inspire fun, creative role play, and storytelling.

Star Wars action in LEGO style
The LEGO Group has been creating brick-built versions of iconic Star Wars starfighters, vehicles, locations, and characters since 1999. It’s become a hugely successful theme with an awesome assortment of toy building sets and the best gift ideas for kids and fans of all ages.

  • Fans can build their own missile-shooting LEGO® brick version of the iconic Imperial TIE Fighter (75300) and reimagine scenes from the classic Star Wars™ trilogy with this buildable playset.
  • Includes 2 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: a TIE Fighter Pilot with a blaster pistol and a Stormtrooper with a blaster, plus a NI-L8 Protocol Droid LEGO figure for role-play adventures.
  • The TIE Fighter features an opening LEGO® minifigure cockpit and 2 spring-loaded shooters for action-packed play.
  • Great for solo building or sharing the fun with friends and family, this set makes the best birthday present, holiday gift, or surprise treat for creative kids and any Star Wars™ fan aged 8 and up.
  • Measuring over 6.5 in. (17 cm) high, 5.5 in. (14 cm) long, and 6 in. (15 cm) wide, it makes a striking display piece in any child’s bedroom between playtime battles.

 

Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Fighter (75301)

474 pieces | $49.99

Children become heroes in their own epic stories with this cool LEGO® brick version of Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Fighter (75301) from the classic Star Wars™ trilogy. It’s packed with authentic details to delight fans, including an opening LEGO minifigure cockpit with space behind for R2-D2, wings that can be switched to attack position at the touch of a button, retractable landing gear, and 2 spring-loaded shooters.

Play and display
This awesome building toy for kids features Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and General Dodonna LEGO minifigures, each with weapons, including Luke’s lightsaber, plus an R2-D2 LEGO droid figure.

The best buildable toys for kids
The LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the Star Wars universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is now its most successful theme with fun gift ideas for creative kids, and adults too.

  • Recreate scenes from the classic Star Wars™ trilogy with this awesome building toy for kids, featuring a LEGO® brick-built version of Luke Skywalker’s iconic X-wing Fighter (75301).
  • Includes Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and General Dodonna LEGO® minifigures, each with weapons including Luke’s lightsaber, plus an R2-D2 LEGO droid figure for role-play adventures.
  • The X-wing features an opening LEGO® minifigure cockpit, space for R2-D2, wings that can be switched to attack position at the touch of a button, retractable landing gear, and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
  • Fun to build and play with solo or as a group activity, this building toy makes a super birthday present, holiday gift, or surprise treat for creative kids and any Star Wars™ fan aged 9 and up.
  • This starfighter construction model measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 12.5 in. (31 cm) long, and 11 in. (28 cm) wide, and looks awesome displayed in a child’s bedroom between playtime missions.

More LEGO DOTS Decorative Sets and Wearables Arriving in 2021

Third-party LEGO retailer Van der Meulen continues the stream of LEGO reveals, and this time around coming from LEGO’s newest line of decorative sets and wearables. Introduced during the first quarter of this year, the LEGO DOTS theme has proven to be popular with young children, with its customizable wearables and decorative sets, plus lots of tile pieces! And for January 2021, we can expect more from LEGO coming from this line. Take a look at these images.

Mermaid Vibes Bracelets (41909)

34 pieces | $5.99

LEGO DOTS

Ice Cream Besties Bracelets (41910)

34 pieces | $5.99

Adventure Bracelets (41918)

34 pieces | $5.99

LEGO DOTS

Extra Dots – Series 3 (41921)

107 pieces | $3.99

Monster Bracelet(41923)

34 pieces | $4.99

LEGO DOTS

Secret Holder (41924)

451 pieces | $29.99

Secret Boxes (41925)

273 pieces | $19.99

LEGO DOTS

Creative Party Kit (41926)

622 pieces | $39.99

Starlight Bracelet (41934)

34 pieces | $4.99

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Though these sets may appeal more to younger LEGO fans, their decorative sets such as the Creative Party Kit are pretty tasty to attract even the most selective LEGO connoisseur.

As of this posting, these new LEGO DOTS sets are yet to appear over at LEGO Shop@Home. I’ll update this page once they go live at LEGO’s online shopping portal.

August 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Up With LEGO Super Mario Taking Center Stage

LEGO.com has released its digital version of the August 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, putting the spotlight in its upcoming LEGO Super Mario expansions sets and its next 18+ set, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).

Similar to its previous store calendars, there’s no virtually no mention of any in-store events and activities due to the current pandemic, but it doesn’t stop LEGO from giving out its offerings and freebies. Let’s take a quick look at what select local LEGO brand stores have to offer. Please note that not all LEGO stores are open in compliance with local laws and regulations.

Free LEGO Super Mario Monty Mole and Super Mushroom (40414) Expansion Set

August 1 to 8, 2020

If you recall, this expansion set was first officially unveiled by LEGO earlier in April as a pre-order gift for those who will get the LEGO Super Mario Stater Course (71360). And it’s nice to see that the offer is still up when you purchase the said base set from August 1 to 9. Needless to say, it’s a great way to expand your LEGO Super Mario adventure without paying for an extra buck.

 

Free LEGO Super Mario Super Mushroom Surprise (30385) Polybag Expansion Set

August 1 to 16, 2020

Here’s another incentive to get the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course – for a minimum, single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Super Mario sets worth $40 or more, you’ll have this polybag freebie thrown into your cart as well. Available from August 1 to 16, the LEGO Super Mario Super Mushroom Surprise (30385) polybag comes in at 18 pieces that adds another level of interactive fun in the Starter Course. As it seems, the LEGO version of the Super Mushroom is only found in these promotional freebies, except for the Boomer Bill Barrage (71366) set. LEGO is really making these deals more appealing.

 

Free LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo (30342) Polybag 

August 17 to 31, 2020

We caught glimpse of this freebie since last November and its nice that LEGO is now adding this as a promotional offer as well. This next polybag offering is the smaller cousin of the LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Urus ST-X & Huracán Super Trofeo EVO (76899) which was released earlier this year. So if you’re planning to get your next LEGO Speed Champions set, then it will be better to schedule your next purchase during these dates.

 

For LEGO VIPs: Limited Edition LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Phoenix Minifigure Sweepstakes

August 17 to September 6, 2020

The LEGO VIP Rewards Center continues its exclusive minifigure giveaway with this next offer following its Shazam and Deadpool Duck sweepstakes. The next LEGO Marvel SDCC minifig exclusive up for grabs is the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Phoenix minifigure, given away during San Diego Comic-Con 2012. For more info and promo mechanics, be sure to visit LEGO.com/VIP.

Other than the LEGO Super Mario sets arriving in August, we also have plenty of sets coming from various themes that are slated to make their debut next month. Besides the much-awaited LEGO Super Mario Nintendo Entertainment System (71374), we have other LEGO set offerings that AFOLs can certainly be excited for: we have the exquisite LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323), LEGO Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107), and the LEGO Architecture The White House (21054) just to name a few. For more info on upcoming LEGO sets, be sure to visit LEGO Shop@Home.

So, what’s in your LEGO shopping list next month? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) Makes a Grand Entrance

Its been a long time coming and thankfully, the LEGO Ideas Team has finally ushered in what could probably be the most sophisticated LEGO Ideas set as of to date. The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) has been finally unveiled, giving us a closer look at the intricate details and the complex designing that were involved in creating this musical brick masterpiece.

Coming in at 3,662 pieces, the official LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) is the brainchild of musician and avid LEGO builder Donny Chen (aka Sleepy Cow over at the LEGO Ideas platform). Though the journey was quite long, the waiting time is definitely worth it. It took more than a year before we saw the realization of Donny’s vision for this grand masterpiece. Back in May 2019, the LEGO Ideas Team needed more time to review the Grand Piano when it was shortlisted during the LEGO Ideas Third 2018 Review Stage. It eventually had the thumbs up to become the next official LEGO Ideas set in September of last year together with another much-awaited approved set, the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street.

The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) is one of the many 18+ LEGO sets that are intended for adult fans of LEGO due to its aesthetics, sophisticated features, and the degree of complexity required in building the set. And what is cool about this set is that the LEGO Ideas design team managed to add music to this set through the help of the LEGO Powered Up app linked to its motor. The music will come from the app itself while providing a real-time interface in controlling the motor, and vice versa. Check out the designer video below for a closer look at what to expect from this next LEGO Ideas set.

The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is expected to retail for $349.99 once it is available on August 1. Read on for the set’s official product description and press release. You may also click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO must-haves.

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323)

Ages 18+. 3,662 pieces

US $349.99– CA $449.99– DE €349.99– UK £319.99 – FR €349.99– DK 2699.0DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

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Build the first-ever playable LEGO® Grand Piano!

Do you have a passion for music? Do you like to relax by focusing on a fun, hands-on project in your free time? If so, this incredible LEGO® Ideas Grand Piano model kit (21323) is just the creative activity for you.

Beautiful and playable
Feel the pride of building a sophisticated, brick-built version of a concert grand piano that you can actually play music with! Recreate the hammer action of each piano key, the moving pedal, and authentic details such as the propped-open top lid and fallboard. Turn on the motor and then you are all set to play wonderful music – select user play on the free LEGO Powered Up app to play the notes yourself or activate autoplay and just listen.

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Take some time out and enjoy creating a LEGO musical masterpiece to display in your home or workplace. Part of a collection of LEGO building sets for adults, it makes a truly special birthday present or Christmas gift for yourself, the musician, piano player, or hobbyist in your life.

  • Drum roll please as we proudly introduce the first-ever, playable LEGO® Grand Piano! Experience the hands-on pleasure of creating a highly sophisticated LEGO concert piano model and then play beautiful music with it.
  • The LEGO® Ideas Grand Piano (21323) has a removable 25-key keyboard, authentic hammer action, moving dampers and pedal, and motor. Combined with the LEGO Powered Up app, you can play a tune yourself or automatically.
  • Revel in the authentic design details of this beautiful model, from the top lid that can be propped up just like a real grand piano to the opening fallboard and piano leg wheels, plus a height-adjustable bench.
  • If you are looking for a creative DIY project, this 3,662-piece model building kit is ideal for you. So, take some time out and click your stress away with a rewarding challenge that will leave you feeling revitalized.
  • The piano measures over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) wide, and 13.5” (35.5cm) deep when closed. A stylish item for your home or workplace, it also makes a cool gift for musicians, music-lovers, pianists, and hobbyists.
  • To power up the grand piano’s self-playing function, you’ll need 6 AAA batteries (not included) and the free LEGO® Powered Up app – choose user play to play the notes yourself or autoplay to listen to 1 of 4 songs.
  • Clear instructions to help you to build with confidence and really enjoy the process, even if you are a LEGO® newcomer. Also included is a coffee-table-style booklet about this grand piano set’s fan designer and more.
  • This LEGO® Ideas building set for adults is part of a collection of inspiring model kits designed for the discerning hobbyist who relishes an immersive, hands-on DIY project.
  • Since 1958, LEGO® building bricks have met the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent, compatible, and connect and pull apart easily every time.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are rigorously tested to meet exacting safety and quality standards, so you can be sure that this collectible grand piano model is as robust as it is beautiful.

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More LEGO Star Wars Sets Arriving in September – Now Listed at LEGO Shop@Home

After making their appearance on a German LEGO catalog earlier this week, LEGO Shop@Home has been updated to now include the latest LEGO Star Wars sets arriving in September, just in time for the holidays.

These sets also include a new take on the mammoth AT-AT, with this latest LEGO brick version of the All-Terrain Armored Transport now being the largest of its kind based on the number of pieces. This wave of new LEGO Star Wars sets also features what could be the most anticipated collection of LEGO Star Wars minifigures – the 501st Legion Clone Troopers.  We also have our first look at this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar that features a new Christmas-themed Darth Vader minifigure. These and the rest of the sets in this 2H 2020 wave are now listed at shop.LEGO.com. Check out their product listings below together with their official images. You may click on the following affiliate links as well if you wish to add them to your LEGO wishlist.

Another thing that I find interesting about this wave of LEGO Star Wars sets is the fact that each of them will unlock new, in-game content for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga video game. We’re not sure exactly what these unlockable contents are, but it’s not far-fetched to consider that these may include a digital counterpart of the sets themselves that the player can use during gameplay. I guess we’ll just have to find out for ourselves come September when these sets are released. In the meantime, let’s enjoy these images.

AT-AT (75288) 

1,267 pieces | $159.99 | Minifigures include: Luke Skywalker, General Veers, AT-AT Drivers (x2), and Snowtroopers (x2)  

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Death Star Final Duel (75291)

775 pieces | $99.99 | Minifigures include: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Royal Guard (x2) 

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Resistance I-TS Transport (75293)

932 pieces | $99.99 | Minifigures include: Vi Moradi, Lieutenant Bek, Astromech Droid, GNK Power Droid

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General Grievous’s Starfighter (75286)

487 pieces | $79.99 | Minifigures include: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Airborne Clone Trooper, General Grievous

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Knights of Ren Transport Ship (75284)

595 pieces | $69.99 | Minifigures include:  Rey, Knights of Ren: Kuruk and Cardo

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Armored Assault Tank AAT (75283)

286 pieces | $39.99 | Minifigures include: Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper, Battle Droid, AAT Driver Battle Droid

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75279)

311 pieces | $39.99 

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Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor (75281) 

248 pieces | $29.99 | Minifigures include: R2-D2, Anakin Skywalker 

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501st Legion™ Clone Troopers (75280)

285 pieces | $29.99 | Minifigures include: 501st Clone Trooper (x3), 501st Jet Trooper (x1), and Battle Droids (x2).

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