Here’s How You Can Be the First LEGO Masters US Champion

Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate LEGO MOC master? If you’ve been following EndemolShine’s hit LEGO-themed reality show in the UK and Australia, then you’ll be happy to know that LEGO Masters will be arriving soon in the US. The news came in a few days ago, and this time around auditions are now open for those who are ready for LEGO stardom.

LEGO Masters

A dedicated website for LEGO Masters US is now live, ready to accept applications for LEGO builders teams of 2.  Just be sure to read and answer all the questions carefully and to choose the best LEGO masterpiece that you want to show to the casting team. I’m hoping Tyler and Sean from Build Better Bricks will consider applying. With the vast LEGO building talents that we have locally, I’m sure it will be an enormous task in coming up with the final twelve pairs of contestants. Read on for the full press release.

FOX ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO INTERNATIONAL FORMAT “LEGO® MASTERS”

Fast-Growing Unscripted Hit Based on Revered Toy Currently Taking U.K.,
Australia and Germany by Storm
U.S. Version to Air on FOX and be Produced by Endemol Shine North
America, Tuesdayʼs Child and Plan B Entertainment.
FOX Entertainment has acquired the U.S. format rights for the hit British
reality-competition series “LEGO® MASTERS,” to air on FOX and be
produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesdayʼs Child and Brad Pittʼs
Plan B Entertainment, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President of
Alternative Entertainment and Specials, for FOX Entertainment.
Already a success in the U.K., Australia and Germany, LEGO MASTERS
brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO
enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited
supply of LEGO bricks. Twelve teams of two will compete against each
other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the countryʼs
most talented amateur LEGO builders. In each episode, the competing pairs
who impress the judges the most will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the three top teams will face off for the ultimate LEGO
trophy and the grand title of LEGO MASTERS.
“LEGO MASTERS has everything you want in a reality-competition: an incredibly quirky and unique twist on a brand revered by billions of people,
exciting team-based battles driven by creativity, and a premise thatʼs ultra family-friendly,” said Wade. “Itʼs bold, fun and unlike anything else on
television, and weʼre thrilled to bring LEGO MASTERS to American fans.”
Originally created by Tuesdayʼs Child, LEGO MASTERS first launched on the
U.K.ʼs Channel 4 in 2017, when it quickly became the networkʼs highest-
rated new series, nearly doubling its primetime average with young adults.
Since then, LEGO MASTERS has been renewed by Channel 4 and local
versions of the successful format have begun launching around the world.
Most recently, Endemol Shine Australia produced a local version for Nine,
which became an instant hit, averaging more than 2.0 million viewers, and
ranked as the countryʼs #1 program among all key demos. Additionally,
Endemol Shine Germany successfully produced the series for RTL.
Plan B will executive produce the FOX series along with Sharon Levy, DJ
Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America; Karen
Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesdayʼs Child; Jill Wilfert and Robert May
from The LEGO Group.
LEGO MASTERS will be produced by Endemol Shine North America and
Tuesdayʼs Child under license from The LEGO Group, for The LEGO Group.
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LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) Promotional Set Still Up at LEGO Shop@Home

LEGO is celebrating Christmas quite early this year with the re-release of its LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) gift-with-purchase set. If you recall, this exclusive GWP set made its debut in October last year and has turned out to be popular among LEGO fans as a seasonal holiday set. This time around, LEGO is bringing this back and we still have until today to get this limited-edition set.

The LEGO Christmas Gift Box (40292) promotional  is running only for 3 days from July 12 to 14, and its a nice bonus if you’ve already made your LEGO purchases during these dates, or is just about to visit the LEGO store for that much-awaited set like the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). The Christmas Gift Box (40292) set is yours for free for any single receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $99 USD and above. It comes in at 301 pieces and features two minifigures inside a buildable home with a fireplace, that doubles as a holiday present as well.

As of this posting, the Christmas Gift Box is still appearing at my shopping cart at LEGO Shop@Home. Bear in mind that this promotional is only up until today so better hurry if you want to bag this one.

Another LEGO SDCC 2019 Exclusive Revealed – the LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901)

Another LEGO SDCC 2019 exclusive has just been revealed, and just in time for another Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker character teaser. The LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901) is the next 2019 San Diego Comic Con exclusive to be offered to attendees following the Dark Knight of Gotham City (77903) and Captain Marvel and the Asis (77902) sets.

Revealed by LEGO via social media, this latest LEGO SDCC  2019 exclusive comes in at 484 pieces and will retail for $45 USD, available for purchase to all San Diego Comic-Con attendees via electronic raffle. This set takes its cue from the latest evolution of the Stormtrooper which will make its debut in December once Star Wars Episode IX hits theaters.

What is interesting about this set is also the fact that it claims to be an Early Release Edition, hinting on the possibility that later, non-exclusive releases of this set will be available to the general public. I have to applaud LEGO for this move if such is the case since for a long time, LEGO fans are clamoring for access to this event and regional exclusive sets.

The LEGO Star Wars Sith Trooper Bust (77901) is the second set of its kind following the release of the LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Bust (75227) that was released earlier this April as a Target store exclusive, and in relation to the annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

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

# # #LEGO, the LEGO logo, theMinifigure and the brick & knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2019 The LEGO Group.

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.