Another brick-built masterpiece is on its way. LEGO.com has revealed that another LEGO Art set is due for release in January 2023. The LEGO Art Hokusai – The Great Wave (31208) is the 13th set under the said theme, and offers another Instagramable three-dimensional display.
Coming in at 1,810 pieces, the LEGO Art Hokusai – The Great Wave this latest offering is currently the smallest among its LEGO Art contemporaries in terms of piece count. However, it does not in any way diminish its beauty or aesthetic appeal. The set also features a printed decorative tile of Hokusai’s iconic signature, plus several printed 1×1 round tiles unique to this set.
The LEGO Art Hokusai – The Great Wave (31208) will retail for $100 and will be available both in-store and online starting January 1, 2023. Check out the rest of its official images and product description below.
1,810 pieces | $99.99 | Coming soon on January 1, 2023
Lovers of art and classic paintings will adore this incredible LEGO® Art building set for adults. You can create a LEGO replica of one of the art world’s most iconic works Hokusai’s The Great Wave (31208). During the immersive building process, you can completely relax and indulge in some creative joy and genuine mindfulness.
Display your artistic passion
Recreate Hokusai’s The Great Wave with layers of LEGO bricks to produce a famously bold and dramatic dimensional piece of art. As you build your own premium home décor, scan the QR code and listen to a soundtrack with content tailor-made to enhance your project. Finish the artwork with a decorative tile featuring Hokusai’s signature, and proudly display it on your wall.
LEGO Art is just the theme for LEGO collectors who love art, primarily of the 2D form. Sets from the LEGO Art line don’t really take up that much space. Assembling the tile-mosaic designs is also fun, especially if the set offers variations on imagery. Recent LEGO Art products range from superhero comic-book artwork to tributes to legendary musical artists. In the latter category, we’ve heard rumors from back in March about the imminent arrival of a LEGO Art Rolling Stones set featuring the legendary rock band. Unlike February’s Elvis Presley “The King” (31204), this one doesn’t actually feature the artist/s. But it’s still cool.
Brick Fanatics tells us that LEGO’s confirmed LEGO Art “The Rolling Stones” (31206) via a LEGO.com product listing. It’s no tile-art of Mick Jagger and crew, but instead a 22-in x 18.5-in brick-built rendition of the band logo. This massive LEGO icon, unconstrained by the fixed square/rectangular frames of previous LEGO Art, looks great on a wall. Perhaps that non-conventional design might explain the now-confirmed $149.99 price, despite having only 1,998 pieces. It also appears to be 3D in texture, compared to the painting-style convention of past LEGO Art sets.
Age 18+ | 1,998 pieces | $149.99 | Coming August 1
- Celebrate rock & roll – Explore the facets of The Rolling Stones’ logo as you build this LEGO® Art The Rolling Stones (31206) wall set in 3D as a tribute to the band’s 60th anniversary
- Made for display – This immersive 1,998-piece LEGO® passion project includes 9 brick baseplates, a Rolling Stones signature tile, brick-built frame, brick remover and 2 hanger elements
- Designed for rock fans – Pay tribute to the classic talent of The Rolling Stones, and their 60th anniversary, by creatinga LEGO® art piece of the band logo to hang with pride on your wall
- Explore the music – Enter a state of inspired musical focus with the Soundtrack, which immerses you in unexpected details as you produce this wall art project
Apparently, the set also has a QR code for listening to an online Rolling Stones soundtrack. That sounds great for when assembling LEGO Art Rolling Stones (31206). Expect this set to launch on August 1, what with the Rolling Stones celebrating a-rockin’ 60 years.
It’s both awe-inspiring and daunting to consider how many names and brands have been depicted in LEGO. Beyond the established licensed-IP franchises that might make multi-set themes, LEGO’s also courted famous celebrities for representation. We got sweet deals from that like the five-person BrickHeadz Spice Girls Tribute (40548). Sometimes, LEGO makes tribute sets to famous persons long passed away. In that vein we also got a nice LEGO Art set featuring The King, Elvis Presley (31204). What next for LEGO’s musical-artist products? There’s a new rumor out for the next LEGO Art after Elvis and Batman (31205): The Rolling Stones.
We know of this rumor courtesy of The Brick Fan, with the next LEGO Art set sometime in mid-2022. As already stated, we could be getting LEGO Art: The Rolling Stones (31206), along with details hinting at set changes. Where Elvis Presley (31204) and Batman (31205) don’t go below 3,000 pieces, set 31206 only has 1,998 alleged pieces. Not only does that not fill up the standard LEGO Art 48×48-knob frame, it’s also priced higher. Its predecessor sets are both worth $119.99, yet somehow this supposed Rolling Stones LEGO Art has a $149.99 price tag? That’s a curious price hike.
Anyway, that being said this talk of a LEGO Art: The Rolling Stones (31206) must be considered rumor for now. If we’re going to get it by around June, that leaves LEGO over two months to say something. That’s right; it’s set rumor confirmation wait time for Rolling Stones now.
Hey, it’s the first day of the month once again. March 1, 2022. By this point the New Year must no longer feel so new. Before we go off track however, we’ll get right down to what this update is about: first-day LEGO product launches. We certainly enjoyed covering these sets when they first officially came out. And like before, for your easy reference we’re collecting their LEGO.com product listings together here. Our big thanks again to The Brick Fan for any March 1-releasing LEGO product we may have missed. Also linked are our past articles, if we caught them.
- Police Station Helicopter (10959)
- Police Motorcycle (10967)
- Doctor Visit (10968)
- Fire Station Helicopter (10970)
- Green Building Plate (10980)
- Creative Monsters (11017)
- Creative Ocean Fun (11018)
- Bricks and Functions (11019)
- Green Baseplate (11023)
- Gray Baseplate (11024)
- Blue Baseplate (11025)
- White Baseplate (11026)
- Pet Clinic Ambulance (41694)
- Pet Playground (41698)
- Pet Adoption Cafe (41699)
- Vacation Beach House (41709)
- Pet Day-Care Center (41718)
- Bag Tags Mega Pack – Messaging (41949)
- Lots of DOTS – Lettering (41950)
- Message Board (41951)
- Big Message Board (41952)
- Ariel’s Underwater Palace (43207)
- Elsa and the Nokk’s Ice Stable (43209)
- Lunar Roving Vehicle (60348)
- Lunar Space Station (60349)
- Lunar Research Base (60350)
- Rocket Launch Center (60351)
- Kai’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70688)
- Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70689)
- Jay’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70690)
- Ninja Training Center (71764)
- 1970 Ferrari 512 M (76906)
- Lotus Evija (76907)
- Lamborghini Countach (76908)
- Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance & Mercedes-AMG Project One (76909)
- Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro & Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (76910)
Enjoy your LEGO Shopping!
Last week, we featured a couple of new sets for the LEGO Art line. Both items boasted, despite the difference in subjects, nearly similar design features. Use the thousands of included colored LEGO tiles to create one of three possible art designs. That way, LEGO Artists would be inspired to change up the portraits they put on a shelf or wall. The beauty part however, comes when collectors buy multiple copies of one specific set. They could combine the base plates to create a secret large artwork. Now, when first listed, Elvis Presley “The King” (31204) didn’t showcase the combined artwork. Now we know it.
According to The Brick Fan, LEGO.com finally added to the gallery of Elvis Presley “The King” (31204) its secret artwork. As seen in the banner image, it’ll need three copies of the aforementioned LEGO Art set. The result is a sweet large portrait of Elvis playing the guitar with a suit and a smile. This is certainly one option to pursue if you think the three headshots from the base set aren’t enough. LEGO Art Elvis Presley “The King” (31204) is priced at $119.99 per set, launching on March 1.
This LEGO Art set was announced last week alongside Jim Lee Batman Collection (31205). Much like the Elvis set, 31205 also has a secret artwork, two in fact. Three copies of the set combined can net a large Batman portrait. Two can make a landscape-oriented double-headshot of Batman and Catwoman.
Last week, we gazed in wonder at the official product listing of a new upcoming LEGO Art set. At least, fans of superheroes in general and DC’s Batman in particular would. After all, the Art set in question not only depicts the Dark Knight (and some of his equally iconic rogues). The designs were based on actual artwork by Jim Lee, comic-book artist extraordinaire and publisher-chief creative officer of DC Comics. Surely the Jim Lee Batman Collection (31205) won’t be topped by any other LEGO Art set coming soon? To that, the King of Rock and Roll issues a challenge.
Brickset tells us that LEGO.com has a new LEGO Art listing: Elvis Presley “The King” (31204). This one is for music lovers, especially followers of The King. One can use the tiles to build one of three possible Elvis portraits. Do you want the fresh-faced rocker, the movie star or The King in glory? Even better, combine three sets 31204 to create a memorabilia artwork that LEGO’s keeping secret for now. Like the Jim Lee Batman Collection (31205), LEGO Art Elvis Presley “The King” is coming out this March 1.
Age 18+ | 3,445 pieces | $119.99 |coming March 1
Display your passion
Build 1 of 3 wall decor pictures of Elvis Presley through the years – his start in music, in his prime or later in his career. Can’t choose one? Combine 3 sets to make the ultimate memorabilia piece. As you build, scan the QR code and listen to the Soundtrack, with nearly 2 hours of content tailor-made to really immerse you in the project. Finish the art piece with an Elvis Presley signature tile, ready to display on a wall or shelf.
- Choose from 3 designs – Explore the different faces of an icon as you build this LEGO® Art Elvis Presley “The King” (31204) wall art set, featuring a portrait kit with 3 build options
- Made for display – This 3,445-piece LEGO® hobby project includes 9 canvas wall decor plates, an Elvis Presley signature tile, 2 hanger elements, a brick separator and brick-built frame
- Created for Elvis Presley fans – Pay tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, creating a LEGO® portrait of the entertainer during his rise to fame, in his prime, or later in his career
Earlier this week LEGO teased on social media an upcoming LEGO Art set, or DC Batman set…or both. We know it’s a LEGO Art product because the preview showed the telltale tiles-on-décor-plate. We can also be certain of it being a LEGO Batman set because it featured the DC character’s logo. What we conjectured was that this LEGO Art for Batman may be a tie-in for film “The Batman.” Its question “Who Framed the Batman?” indicates Batman rogue the Riddler, who is a major antagonist in the upcoming movie. Now, LEGO has unveiled the set and…two out of three correct guesses aren’t all that bad.
Brick Fanatics tells us that LEGO.com now lists the DC-themed LEGO Art set, Jim Lee Batman Collection (31205). So, it’s not a tie-in to Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson. It instead features DC Comic art from legendary artist and current DC publisher-chief creative officer Jim Lee. Lee’s pencils and colors by Alex Sinclair produce five pieces depicted into LEGO Art. This collection contains three headshot portraits of Batman, the Joker and Harley Quinn. We also get a larger upper-body shot of the Dark Knight, or a landscape dual headshot of him and Catwoman.
LEGO Artists can assemble either the three smaller pictures, or combine them for either Batman or the Bat-Cat pairing. Display them on surface or by means of two hanger elements. Preorder the LEGO Art Jim Lee Batman Collection (31205) today, with shipping beginning March 1:
Age 18+ | 4,167 pieces | preorder available now; will ship starting on March 1
Superhero or Super-Villain fans, we have got the set for you. Create 1 of 3 art portraits with this LEGO® Art Jim Lee Batman™ Collection (31205) kit. As you build, you’ll develop other meaningful experiences, such as mindfulness. A zone of joyful zen. Calm focus that enhances creativity as you click each tile into place in this collectible decor piece.
Stand for something
Build 1 of 3 portraits of iconic DC comics characters: Batman, The Joker™ or Harley Quinn™. Can’t choose? Combine sets to make 1 of 2 ultimate memorabilia pieces. As you create, scan the QR code and listen to the Soundtrack, with nearly 2 hours of content tailor-made to really immerse you in the hobby project. Finish the art with a special signature tile, ready to display on a wall or shelf.
The latest Review Stage on LEGO Ideas is filling in rather nicely. The variety of product ideas that got 10,000 supporters in this period already check most general LEGO set types. Structural builds, from modern to old-western to medieval; and vehicles real or fantastic. We even have a buildable animal, a brick-built working clock replica, and…a toilet. All of these are free-standing builds. But there’s one niche LEGO theme that now has representation in the First 2022 Stage: LEGO Art. We can thank Ideas member john_carter for giving us this nifty and artistic set in the form of the LEGO product idea, Tales of the Space Age.
Here we have “Tales of the Space Age,” no less than three LEGO Art pieces created by john_carter. Each portrait-oriented artwork depicts three space-age events in raised relief via LEGO pieces. A rocket launches towards the stars. A lander probe traverses the surface of Mars. Finally, radar telescopes monitor the movement of comets and meteors. They can be displayed individually or side by side. Even their means of display can be varied. Let them stand like plaques on surfaces, or hang on the wall using hook slots made from Technic lift arms. At 10.4cm x 14.7 cm, the works are big enough for prominent visibility.
It’s good that a LEGO Art-esque build has joined the entries for Ideas review this early part of 2022. Whether it’s good and unique enough to convince the expert reviewers is another matter. But we’ve been surprised at chosen official LEGO Ideas sets before. Maybe “Tales of the Space Age” will surprise us later on.
Membership in the LEGO VIP program can open a new world of special benefits and perks. Many of these bonuses can be redeemed with a good amount of points accumulated from LEGO purchases as a VIP. But every now and then, LEGO offers great goodies on their VIP page that don’t even require VIP points. Quite the number of them went live recently, ready for download on the LEGO.com VIP Rewards Center. The thing is, to enjoy them VIP members would have purchased three particular LEGO Art sets. If they have them though, they’re all set for alternative building as The Brick Fan tells it.
Some new zero-VIP point rewards are available on LEGO VIP Rewards Center. They come in the form of alternate building instructions for three sets of the LEGO Art line. In truth, these building instructions have been online for much earlier. The LEGO.com Art theme’s “About” page made mention of the instructions. Interested builders then needed to visit the original Art set’s product listing. The new arrangement put all alternate building instructions in the central hub of the VIP Rewards Center. VIP members can redeem them there without costing VIP points.
These alternative instructions illustrate new designs to be made on the LEGO Art sets in question. Amazingly, one only needs the existing pieces from one set to create the new designs. But what would you expect with a name like LEGO Art? Here are the LEGO Art sets in question, with their respective alternative designs:
- Golden Snitch Logo
- Platform 9¾ Sign
- Hedwig Portrait
- Alternate Portrait: Mickey
- Alternate Portrait: Minnie