LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391) Makes an Appearance

Third-party retailers are at it again with its unintended LEGO spills and leaks, and this time around Amazon Australia has given us a pretty good first look at a new and massive LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391).

LEGO Super Mario Bowser's Airship

This latest addition to the Nintendo-inspired theme seems to join the rest of the LEGO Super Mario summer 2021 sets, including its recently revealed Character Pack Series 3 (71394). Based on the following images and like other expansion sets before it, this LEGO version of Bowser’s Airship will also include play features that allow it to be connected to either the Mario or Luigi Starter Sets. The build itself has an expandable stern and bow, which is pretty cool actually. The set is based on Bowser’s flying fortress and includes brick-built versions of Rocky Wrench, Pirate Goomba, and Yoshi’s arch-enemy, the iconic Kamek the Magikoopa.

Clocked at 1,152 pieces, this next LEGO offering will retail at around $100 once it is available for retail on August 1, 2021. I will update this post once more information comes in or once it is listed over at LEGO Shop@Home.

UPDATE: As of this posting, the product listing for the LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship has been removed from Amazon’s Australian shopping portal. It definitely looks like someone was way too excited to reveal this set.    

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394)

Late in May, we reported on the arrival of a new Summer 2021 wave of LEGO Super Mario sets. And included in this offering is a new collection of random blind bags for the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394) which LEGO has now given us a glimpse via its Twitter page.

Though this latest series of Character Packs are not yet listed at LEGO.com, this social media reveal allows us to have a glimpse of the 10 brick-built Super Mario characters that will be included in this wave.

Torpedo Ted

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

Bony Beetle

 

1-Up

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Scuttlebug

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Parachute Bob-omba

 

Galoomba

 

Swoop

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3

 

Boo

 

Amp

 

Crowber

 

LEGO is yet to announce a release date for the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3, but we can assume that more info will be out in the next few days considering that new summer 2021 sets are gradually making their way at LEGO Shop@Home. What do you think of this latest series? Which one are you hoping to get?

Is LEGO Teasing On a Possible LEGO Dimensions Sequel?!

A few days ago, LEGO announced or teased over its social media channels that it is gearing up for something big in June. The teaser came in the form of a typical 2×2 brick whose studs eventually light up representing what seems to be neon colors in yellow, cyan, magenta, and orange. My immediate impression was that the teaser might lead us to the official announcement of the LEGO Night Mode Kits. However, the most recent developments with regards to this teaser may have another surprising plot twist. Because as it turns out, there is a theory that it may also point towards the probable arrival of a LEGO Dimensions sequel.

This theory, as reported by CBR, points to the glaring similarities that the four colors shown in the teaser’s 2×2 brick are very much the same as the colors used in the LEGO Dimensions toy pad. These similarities were pointed out by Twitter user @whirlwind2112 as you can see from his tweet below.

And to add fuel to this tweet, LEGO also responded with a cryptic message encouraging us to keep our radars up.

To be frank, I am really caught off guard by this theory/speculation since it never came to me how strikingly similar the colors of my LEGO Dimensions toy pad are, to that shown in the teaser.

However, I have to say that I am inclined to have a certain amount of disbelief towards any kind of revival, or the possibility of a LEGO Dimensions sequel considering the current situation of the toys-to-life genre. Since that time when LEGO officially pulled the plug on LEGO Dimensions, and with all the signs pointing towards that eventual demise several years ago, I feel it is somewhat unlikely that such a move will be on the horizon anytime soon.

But then again, I couldn’t shake off from my head how surprisingly similar these colors are to that of the teaser. And waiting for June 26, 2021, seems to be forever! What does the LEGO Group have in mind? What is really going on? Does a LEGO Dimensions sequel a real possibility? Share with us what you think in the comments below, or join in the discussion on our Facebook page.

Weekend Builds: Create Your Own Custom LEGO Nintendo Switch

LEGO and Nintendo fans have plenty to look forward to this summer. After giving us a glimpse of things to come this summer for the LEGO Super Mario theme, why not consider making your very own custom LEGO Nintendo Switch courtesy of LEGO master builder and artist, Tiago Catarino.

Shared over his YouTube channel, Tiago was kind enough to show us the building process, and even the parts list, in creating his video tutorial. And if LEGO perchance has seen Tiago’s video already, then it might be high time for TLG to consider offering an official LEGO Nintendo Switch set. It’s just fitting, in my opinion, considering that LEGO already took the effort and time to offer us a beautifully made LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374).

One of the cool things about Tiago’s build is that it features detachable joycons similar to what you have in an actual Switch. His custom LEGO Nintendo Switch can also be modified to become a Switch Lite by swapping the colors for the joycons. Then it’s up to your imagination to fill in the screen with whatever video game scene you will fancy.

This custom LEGO Nintendo Switch Lite from Tiago comes with a pair of detachable brick-built joycons.
And just by swapping colors, you can come up with a LEGO version of the original Nintendo Switch.

For the parts list, be sure to check first the last few seconds of the video and see if you have the necessary parts needed to build this custom LEGO model. Special thanks once again to Tiago for sharing his creation.

If you like this custom LEGO set, then you might be interested to take a look at some of the custom LEGO video game consoles offered at our official storefront at The Brick Show Shop.  It’s a trip down gaming history with our collection of custom LEGO sets from the good ol’ days of console gaming. Be sure to take advantage of our Memorial Day Weekend Sale where all items are for sale at 20% off.  Happy building!

More LEGO Super Mario Summer 2021 Sets Arriving Soon

It looks like we have confirmation on how LEGO intends to expand its 2021 portfolio of LEGO Super Mario sets, following the now-deleted listing from Romanian online store Auchan. Thanks to this tip, we now have an idea of what LEGO has in store for its LEGO Super Mario summer 2021 collection. This is not an all-inclusive set, and we can expect additional information to come out any time soon.

In the meantime, what we know is that we will be getting another expansion set in the form of a brick-built version of the Lakitu Heavenly World. It will feature Lakitu, Bullet Bill and Fuzzy, and will expect to retail for $40. We can also expect two new Power-Up costumes for Mario in the form of Frog Mario and Bee Mario each retailing for $10 similar to its predecessors. And finally, LEGO is further adding more characters in our LEGO Super Mario Adventures with its Series 3 Character Packs. This next wave of 10 blind bags includes Torpedo Ted, Bony Beetle, 1-Up, Scuttlebug, Parachute Bob-omba, Galoomba, Swoop, Boo, Amp, and Crowber.

There’s a good possibility that we can hear an official reveal from LEGO anytime soon, considering that this info has already been shared with third-party retailers. I’ll keep you posted once more related news comes in about this wave of LEGO Super Mario summer 2021 sets.

Huge thanks to @1414falconfan for the heads-up.

LEGO Super Mario Lakitu Heavenly World (71389)

 

LEGO Super Mario Frog Mario Power-Up Pack (71392)

 

LEGO Super Mario Bee Mario Power-Up Pack (71393)

 

LEGO Super Mario Character Pack Series 3 (71394)

New LEGO Minecraft Summer 2021 Sets Arriving Soon

UPDATE: These LEGO Minecraft summer 2021 sets are now listed over at LEGO Shop@Home. I’ve updated the affiliate links below to point out to their respective product pages. 

LEGO has plenty of new sets in store for this summer, and from the looks of it, there will also be a handful of LEGO Minecraft summer 2021 sets as well. Aside from giving the LEGO treatment to Minecraft Dungeons, these new sets follow the first wave of sets that LEGO released at the start of the year, as revealed by Dutch online toy store, Ottosimon.

Like other new sets, this collection of LEGO Minecraft summer 2021 sets also offers some new elements and characters. Noticeable here is the new trans clear headpiece for a Charged Creeper, plus an assortment of new Minecraft minifigures and accessories.

They are not yet listed over at LEGO Shop@Home, but we hope to see these upcoming sets anytime soon. In the meantime, check out these images.

The Horse Stable (21171)

241 pieces | 19.99 € 

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2021

The Ruined Portal (21172)

316 pieces | 29.99 €

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2021

 

The Sky Tower (21173)

565 pieces | 59.99 €

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2021

The Modern Treehouse (21174)

909 pieces | 119.99 €

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2021

The Jungle Abomination (21176)

489 pieces | 39.99 €

LEGO Minecraft Summer 2021

 

Record-Breaking 57 Product Ideas Qualify for the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

They just keep on coming, and I love it! The LEGO Ideas fan submission platform has just concluded with another record-breaking high, with a total of 57 product ideas qualifying for the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review stage, as announced over their blogsite. These 57 submissions managed to get the necessary 10,000 fan votes needed to progress for this year’s first LEGO Ideas review.

Since the start of the pandemic, the LEGO Ideas platform saw a steady increase of fan submissions, largely as a result of increased LEGO building at home. As I’ve mentioned before in a previous related article, this is a testament to how LEGO building as a hobby, turned out to be a positive outlet for most LEGO fans as we strive to cope with the series of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders.

I’ve always been a fan of LEGO Ideas, and I’ve covered and supported some of its fan submissions that eventually found their way to becoming official LEGO Ideas sets. And I also intend to continuously cover every LEGO Ideas fan submission that reaches that 10K support milestone. However, the recent influx of review stage qualifiers is just kind of hard to keep track of! I guess I just have to double down on keeping them on my radar. It will always be a pleasure to see the creativity of the LEGO fan community spring into life, so be ready with the scroll wheel because this will be a very lengthy list.

Additionally, it should be mentioned that there was a particular fan submission that didn’t make the cut even though it managed to reach 10,000 supporters. The Stadium Tour did not eventually qualify for the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review because it failed to follow the platform’s stipulated guidelines, particularly on “intellectual properties”.

As a last note, the Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage is about to be concluded, with the announcement of the winner slated to happen sometime this summer. We have to wait a lit bit more to see which among the 25 qualifiers in this particular review stage will go on to become an official LEGO Ideas set. For now, let’s take a look at what these new 57 product qualifiers for the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage has to offer. Which is your personal favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

1. The Princess Bride: The Guilder Frontier by FSLeinad

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

2. Tutankhamun by Swan Dutchman

 

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas – Halloween Town by Tvrulesmylife

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

4. Hyrule Castle (The Legend of Zelda) by Artem Biziaev

 

5. The Polar Express by Minibrick Productions

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

6. Steampunk Airship by BrickHammer

 

7. Baba Yaga by Artem Biziaev

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

8. The Office by SoGenius106

 

9. LEGO DNA Double Helix Discovery by LegoDNA

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

10. The X-Files: I Want To Believe by BrentWaller

 

11. Metroid: Samus Aran’s Gunship by L-DI-EGO

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

12. The House of Chocolate by Lepralego

 

13. Chitty Flies Again! by Norders

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

14 Among Us: The Skeld Detailed Map by VaderFan2187

 

15. Welcome to the Black Parade by VNMBricks

 

16. Succulent Garden by Succulent Joe

First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review

 

17. The Village Post Office by Bricked1980

 

18. Train Bookends by Jimmi-DK

 

19. LEGO Viking Ship by JonasKramm

 

20. Jazz Quartet by Hsinwei Chi

 

21. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Paradise by TiagoCatarino

 

22. Medieval Marketplace by DominikQN

 

23. Bike Lanes by MarcelSteeman

 

24. Working Bowling Alley – With Functional Pinsetter & Ball Return! by LEGOParadise

 

25. Asterix & Obelix by ZetoVince GP

 

26. LEGO Bookends by farmfarm

 

27. The Shire, The Hobbithole of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins by TB Brickcreator

 

28. The King’s Castle by BrickHammer

 

29. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by FACEBRICKUP

 

30. The Trulli of Alberobello by Renato Lovicario RennaWSL

 

31. Ancient Greek Temple by HP_Brixxter

 

32. The Karate Kid “Wax On, Wax Off”by Delusion Brick

 

33. Claus Toys by Bricky_Brick

 

34. The Sewing Workshop by Bricky_Brick

 

35. My LEGO Totoro (Feat. Cat Bus) by legotruman

 

36. NASA’s SLS & Artemis by Matthew Nolan & Whatsuptoday & Albinolan

 

37. The Lisbon Tram by Bricky_Brick

 

38. Via Rail Canada – The Canadian by NickLafreniere1

 

39. Castle of Lord AFOL and the Black Knights by SleeplessNight

 

40. SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy (BFR) by haymaw99 & khehmeyer

 

41. The Simpsons – The Krusty Burger by FastBrickStudios

 

42. LEGO Modular Expansion Pack by Fargo73

 

43. 4½-Litre 1927-31 Bentley ‘Blower’ by bencroot19

 

44. Fantasy Castle by LEGO Monkey

 

45. The Castle of Brickwood Forest by poVoq

 

46. Violin by SAMUEL HO

 

47. Marine Life by Brick Dangerous

 

48. LEGO Astronaut by legotruman

 

49. The Office by Lego The Office

 

50. Winter Snow Globes by legotruman

 

51. A Map of Middle-Earth by Artem Biziaev

 

52. Retro Arcade by If You Build It

 

53. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs by Hanwasyellowfirst

 

54. A Nice Day At The Farm by Adri Clo

 

55. The Forth Bridge by michaeldineen7

 

56. Scania Next Generation S730 by mpj83

 

57. Modular Portal Testing Chamber by Angry4rtichoke

 

LEGO Super Mario Fuzzy & Mushroom Platform (30389) Polybag Revealed

It looks like Luigi will be accompanied by his first LEGO polybag expansion set. After the reveal of the LEGO Super Mario  Adventures with Luigi (71387), now comes another polybag in the Nintendo-inspired series. Similar to its predecessors, the LEGO Super Mario Fuzzy & Mushroom Platform (30389) offers a sort of expansion for the starter course set, with plenty of various elements and buildable figures.

LEGO Super Mario Fuzzy & Mushroom Platform

The catch though is that it might be a sort of third-party retailer exclusive as reported by Brickfanz. LEGO Super Mario fans in the UK may obtain this polybag as a sort of a gift-with-purchase set particularly over at Zavvi, GAME, and Smyths Toys. I’m not 100% sure if this will eventually land in the US, but it is most likely that the LEGO Super Mario Fuzzy & Mushroom Platform (30389) polybag will find its way to US LEGO Stores in the near future.

Coming in at 39 pieces, this latest polybag includes a scannable tile, a buildable Fuzzy character, and other obstacle course elements.

This polybag joins the rest of the LEGO Super Mario 2021 sets that have been revealed already. And in case you missed it, you may want to check out the rest of these offerings over at LEGO Shop@Home, or by clicking on the following affiliate links below.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi (71387) Now Available for Pre-Order

Earlier this week, LEGO Nintendo fans were delighted to discover that Luigi will be finally making his LEGO debut with an entirely new Starter Course of his own. And this time around, LEGO has finally confirmed that the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course (71387) is now up for pre-order and will be available in the US starting August 1, 2021.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

Amazon China was the first one to break the news by having the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi (71387) listed on their site. And this time around, LEGO has given us our official product description of the set, retailing for $59.99 and clocking in at 280 pieces. It features an all-new LEGO Luigi interactive figure with all the interactive capabilities of its predecessor including an LCD screen, speaker, and Bluetooth connectivity. The set also includes brick-built versions of a Bone Goomba, Boom Boom, and a Pink Yoshi. And like the LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Mario Starter Course (71360), the LEGO Luigi figure digitally interacts with special LEGO printed tile elements for a more engaging play experience.

Check out the complete product description below and you may also pre-order this set now by clicking on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi (71387) Starter Course

280 pieces | $59.99 | Available for pre-order, will be released on August 1, 2021

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

Introduce children to the interactive LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with this Adventures with Luigi Starter Course (71387). An awesome gift toy for trendsetting kids, it features a LEGO® Luigi™ figure that gives instant expressive responses via an LCD screen and speaker. Players earn digital coins for helping LEGO Luigi complete spinning seesaw and flying challenges, interactions with Pink Yoshi, and defeating Boom Boom and a Bone Goomba. The nougat-brown-colored bricks in this Tower biome also trigger different reactions from LEGO Luigi, and the “?” Block offers extra rewards.

Creative fun
Find building instructions in the free LEGO Super Mario app, which also includes inspiration for ways to rebuild levels and more.

Unlimited possibilities
Collectible LEGO Super Mario toy playsets offer a new way to play, in the real world, with iconic Super Mario characters. The Starter Courses and Expansion Sets, plus Power-Up Packs, combine in limitless ways to allow fans to build their own levels.

  • Introduce Super Mario™ fans to the real-world LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with this Adventures with Luigi Starter Course (71387), featuring a LEGO® Luigi™ figure for fun interactive play.
  • LEGO® Luigi™ has a color sensor, an LCD screen to display many different instant reactions to movement, and a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game.
  • Move LEGO® Luigi™ from Start Pipe to Goal Pole, collecting digital coins for spinning seesaw and flying challenges and interacting with the “?” Block and Pink Yoshi, Boom Boom, and Bone Goomba figures.
  • The nougat-brown-colored bricks, which signify the Tower biome, trigger different reactions from LEGO® Luigi™.
  • This modular, 280-piece LEGO® toy building set makes a fun birthday or holiday gift for creative kids aged 6 and up. It can be rebuilt and combined with other LEGO® Super Mario™ sets in many ways.
  • The LEGO® Luigi™ figure is powered by 2 x AAA batteries (not included), delivering a highly interactive play experience where players get instant feedback and rewards for creativity.
  • The free LEGO® Super Mario™ app offers building instructions, creative tips, and a safe platform for kids to share ideas. For a list of compatible Android and iOS devices, visit LEGO.com/devicecheck.
  • Collectible LEGO® Super Mario™ toy playsets bring iconic Super Mario characters into the real world, offering fans limitless ways to expand, rebuild, customize and create their own unique levels.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

 

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi (71387) Arriving This Summer

It looks like Luigi will now finally get the LEGO treatment that he deserves. Thanks to Amazon China, we can now confirm the arrival of a LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi (71387) starter pack sometime this summer.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

The new LEGO Super Mario set places Luigi front and center, with his own brick-built obstacle course that rivals that of his older twin brother. Similar to its predecessor, the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario (71360), this new set offering features an interactive version of Luigi complete with all the sensors, LCD screen, and Bluetooth connectivity similar to his LEGO sibling. Though this Luigi-inspired set offers similar functionality to that of Adventures with Mario, my initial impression is that the former is a bit larger and offers brick-built versions of a Bone Goomba, Pink Yoshi, and a Koopa.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Luigi

As of this posting, LEGO has not yet listed this set over at LEGO Shop@Home. And since this new LEGO Super Mario set has now been revealed via a third-party retailer with a release date of July 2021, we can most likely expect an official LEGO.com listing soon. It is also worthwhile to note that this particular set is just one of the nine new LEGO Super Mario sets that are slated to debut in 2021, showing how intentional LEGO is in further developing this licensed theme.

Thanks to The Brick Fan for the heads up.