LEGO Ideas The Train Station: Studgate Gets 10K Support

Another LEGO Ideas product idea qualifies for the First 2020 Review Stage. Following the initial success of Mary Poppins Cherry  Tree Lane, the Tesla Cybertruck, Untitled Goose Game, and the UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,  we now have the Train Station: Studgate by Bricky_Brick as the next 10K qualifier for this review stage.

If you recall Bricky_Brick (or Pablo Jimenez in real life) is the creative genius behind the previously approved and upcoming LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay back in September from last year. He is also the creator of the LEGO Ideas History Museum which is now currently in review during the Second 2019 LEGO Review Stage. The results of this review stage are expected to come in by next week.

Pablo, as prolific builder and contributor over at the LEGO Ideas platform, has once again entered the elite circle of 10K qualifiers for the third time, getting the support of more than 10,000 members of the LEGO fan community for his Train Station: Studgate. Here’s how Pablo describes his next creation.

The Train Station: Studgate

Hello traveler, welcome to Studgate, the main station of the city and with the largest number of visitors, thousands of minifigures pass through this station every day.

Seventeenth-century concept station with new modern acquisitions, large glazing to gain more light and computer systems for ticket access.

The station has three heights, at its base an access for the first floor or terrace and the entrance with access for disabled people that leads to the platform. Once there, the platform allows access through the footbridge. For disabled people, there is a gangway system coordinated with trains to access the other side of the platform.

The glass dome (piece 2409) and the large glazed surfaces (piece 2408) are a tribute to the large space sets of the late 80s and early 90s, in this case, I have taken the liberty of making it transparent without dyes.

I also make a small tribute with the permission of the creators to a set that I have a lot of love (6601-1) Ice Cream Cart.

With some hesitation, I decided to include the train to give more gameplay and I think it’s a good option, with the train the project is at the limit of the number of pieces allowed but acquires greater value and logic for a train station.

It is a modern electric style train, with ease to adapt an engine, ease to include the wheelchair and several minifigures thanks to the folding roof.

They are 7 characters that accompany us.

1. Stationmaster:
2. Train driver
3. Girl in a wheelchair
4. Mother of the girl in the wheelchair
5. Staff on the ice cream stall
6. Carefree traveler
7. Business traveler

I can only say that I hope you like it, and if so, do not hesitate to vote for it. It will be an honor to see you pass through the station. Thank you very much for your support and confidence

Congratulations to Pablo and here’s to more exemplary builds to come!

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LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes Gives You a Chance to Win a Year’s Supply of LEGO

The first episode of LEGO Masters US already kicked off yesterday, and I’m glad to see that none of our contestants are going home yet after a grueling 15 hours of building time (I’ll talk more about this on a separate post). While we’re eagerly waiting for the second episode to air next week, you might want to head over at your local LEGO Store to challenge yourself with that next awesome build. Because for every $10 you spend for any LEGO products will entitle you to a raffle entry to the LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes.

Every LEGO set purchase during the Registration Period from February 1 to April 30 (worth $10 or more) qualifies you to join the sweepstakes. For example, if your single-receipt purchase is worth $10 then you get one raffle entry, two entries if it is worth $20, five if it’s worth $50, ten entries if it’s $100 and so on.

And the prizes couldn’t be sweeter. Every week starting February 17 and every week thereafter, LEGO will draw from the pool of sweepstakes entries to select the winner of a Weekly Prize which is $500 worth of LEGO sets. And on May 11, winners for the First and Grand Prizes will also be selected where the First Prize Winner will receive a year’s supply of LEGO valued at $3,000, while the Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a trip for four (4) to LEGOLAND in New York.

The nice part about this LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes is that your LEGO purchases are not just limited to a LEGO brand store or LEGO Shop@Home in order to qualify, but may also include LEGO purchases with other partner stores as well such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

Remember to keep your receipts on your next LEGO purchase and read the rest of the contest rules to know more about how to submit your entries. Again registration for the LEGO Masters US Sweepstakes will end on April 30, 2020 (11:59PM ET) so be sure to grab your next LEGO bricks and receipts before then. Happy building!

LEGO Masters US Is On Tonight at Fox!

Alright, I’m officially hyped. After almost 7 months of waiting, LEGO Masters US is finally here! Get your bricks on as we witness 10 pairs of the most talented builders across the United States battle for the title to become the ultimate LEGO Master with a handsome cash reward of $100,000.

The names have been drafted, and with 20 individuals coming from all walks of life and professions sharing one passion for the LEGO brick, this will be surely one heck of a brick ride.

LEGO Masters US

At the helm of the show will be judges Amy Corbett who also serves as a LEGO Senior Designer, and Jamie Berard the LEGO builder par excellence who is responsible for most of the beloved sets under the LEGO Creator Expert and Architecture themes. And of course, to level up the challenges that contestants have to face throughout the competition, we have the guy behind the brooding voice of LEGO Batman, Will Arnett, to host the series. A number of celebrities will also be in the show such as Terry Crews, Nicole Byer, Mayim Bialik, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller. A Star Wars-themed episode will also see a special appearance of R2-D2, C3-PO and BB-8.

Similar to previous seasons, the LEGO Masters US will feature a ton of building challenges that will stretch the limits of our contestants’ creativity. Other than the Star Wars-inspired episode, there will also be a movie-themed episode, a “Good vs Evil Challenge” and a Story Book episode. Details are sketchy, but the titles of the first three episodes are already posted online so it’s exciting to see what will happen in the show throughout the month of February. Some of these follow the same challenges as that from Season 2 in LEGO Masters Australia, like the Cut in Half episode.

February 5 – Dream Park Theme Park 
David and G’s awesome theme park creation from LEGO Masters Australia 2019.

The pairs of contestants are introduced; each duo must craft one section of a theme park, and when the sections are combined, they create an impressive theme park world.

February 12 – Space Smash
This space-themed MOC was the final build created by Jordan and Miller for LEGO Masters Australia.

Each duo must create a space-themed build; the creations must impress the judges when they are smashed in slow motion; Mayim Bialik guest judges.

February 19 – Cut in Half
Cut in Half is a challenge where contestants have to build the missing half of any random object using LEGO bricks.

Each team is given an everyday object that has been sliced in two and they are tasked with building its other half.

 

The first episode of LEGO Masters US will air tonight on Fox 9/8c, and will also be available for streaming via the FOX NOW app if you have a cable account or subscription. It will also be available for Hulu subscribers on Thursday morning.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship Arriving Soon

A few weeks ago, LEGO Ideas launched a voting campaign to hear what LEGO Star Wars fans have to say about what they want to see as the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set. There were three choices to consider and now that the votes are finally in, it looks like we will be getting a LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship anytime soon.

UCS Republic Gunship

The announcement was made over at the LEGO Ideas blogsite, where the iconic transport from the Star Wars prequels (Attack of the Clones) emerged as the top choice of more than half of those who voted. Following the Republic Gunship is the Nebulon B Escort Frigate, and the TIE Bomber.

Truth be told, I was expecting the Nebulon B to come up on top since this is a UCS set intended to be displayed with all its intricate details. Furthermore, we haven’t seen this frigate before in LEGO form so it will be nice to have a unique LEGO Star Wars set that wasn’t rehashed before. Nevertheless, since more than half of the votes were in favor of the Republic Gunship, then I guess that proves it to be more popular and appealing.

UCS Republic Gunship
The LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship (75021) from 2013 is currently the largest LEGO tie-in version of this ship with over 1,100 pieces. A UCS version is expected to be significantly larger. 

Obviously there are no details yet on when this LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship will be arriving. My best guess is that we’re looking at either a January or May 2021 release date for that matter. As an extra surprise, those who participated in the voting process also has the chance of winning a free UCS Republic Gunship once it is released, together with a LEGO Star Wars Yoda (75255) set. Three winners will be randomly selected and will be contacted via email.

So what do you think of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Jurassic World Summer 2020 Sets To Watch Out For

As the Nuremberg Toy Fair comes to a close, the LEGO Booth at the International Toy Fair has a few more sets to reveal. Visitors and dealers were allowed to have a sneak peek of four of the LEGO Jurassic World summer 2020 sets. Promobricks continues its coverage of the events going on at the floor of the toy fair venue. With the LEGO Harry Potter theme getting another wave of sets, LEGO is also adding more sets to its LEGO Jurassic World portfolio.

There are four sets to be expected from the summer 2020 wave of LEGO Jurassic World as reported by Promobricks, with lots of dinosaurs to go around. Please take note that the following set names are just tentative based on how toy fair visitors describe them. It may not be considered final until such time that LEGO makes an official reveal. Furthermore, these sets are inspired by the LEGO Jurassic World animated series.

LEGO Jurassic World Dr. Wu’s Laboratory (75939)

Price: €19.99 | Minifigures: 2

At 20 Euro, this set is the smallest among this wave. It features a rendering of Dr. Henry Wu’s laboratory where he breeds different kinds of dinosaurs. What fans might be interested to know is that this set also comes with new baby ankylosaurus and triceratops dino figures. There is also an Owen Grady minifigure thrown to add to that of Dr. Wu.

LEGO Jurassic World Hunt for the Gallimimus and Pteranodon (75940)

Price: €59.99 | Minifigures: 3

The LEGO Jurassic World Pteranodon Chase (75926) features a net shooter, which will also be featured in this next wave of sets.

This set features, not one, but two dino bigfigs which collectors might find interesting: a Pteranodon and a larger Gallimimus. It also comes with brick-built drones, and a vehicle equipped with a net shooter similar to how the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Pteranodon Chase (75926), perhaps larger.  Minifigures include Owen Grady, Claire, and a park employee.

LEGO Jurassic World House of Gyrospheres (75941)

Price: €99.99 | Minifigures: 5

The LEGO Jurassic World gyrosphere, such as seen in this Indominus Rex Breakout (75919) set, is quite ubiquitous to the theme. It will also be added again in one of the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World summer 2020 sets.

This set features a small house that serves as a launchpad for a gyrosphere. This gyrosphere is similar to what can be found in the LEGO Jurassic World Dilophosaurus Ambush (75916), Indominus Rex Breakout (75919), and Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (75929). This new set also features two large dino bigfigs: an Indominus Rex and an Ankylosaurus. Minifigures include Owen, Claire, Gray, Zach, and a park employee.

LEGO Jurassic World Land and Water Hunting (75942)

Price: €29.99 | Minifigures: 2

Apparently, this is the 4+ set under this theme. It features two vehicles, namely a yellow seaplane, a quad bike, and two dinosaur figures – a Velociraptor and it’s baby counterpart.

 

These  LEGO Jurassic World summer 2020 sets are expected to arrive in stores in July 2020. In case LEGO makes an official reveal, then be sure to keep tabs with us here in our Brick Show blogsite.

LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 Sets at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

Promobricks is on the floor of the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, and it seems that LEGO still has something up its sleeves even at the last of the International Toy Fair. As it turns out, there have been some adjustments at the LEGO Booth where several LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 sets have been put on display. Unfortunately, media representatives were not given the opportunity to see these sets first hand. But this did not prevent our friends to gather some info on what these new LEGO Harry Potter sets are all about.

As a word of caution, please bear in mind that these descriptions are based on non-media sources that managed to glimpse over those sets. So in this case, nothing is final until LEGO gives its official word. Here is the list of these set names, expected retail price and the minifigures included with them.

LEGO Harry Potter Room of Requirement (75966)
The Room of Requirement from The Goblet of Fire. 

Price: 19.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter,  Hermione Granger (with her Otter Patronus), Luna Lovegood (with Hare Patronus)

LEGO Harry Potter Forbidden Forest (75967)
The centaurs that inhabit the Forbidden Forest from Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix.

Price: 29.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter,  Hermione Granger, Dolores Umbridge, Two Centaurs (features a new horse base and torso, probably similar to the new mini leg part used for the minifig character of Hickory in LEGO Trolls World Tour Lonesome Flats Raft Adventure 41253). It also features a buildable Grawp, the giant and maternal half-brother of Hagrid.

LEGO Harry Potter Escape from Privet Drive (75968)
The LEGO Harry Potter Escape from Privet Drive (4728) set will have a re-release for 2020.

Price: 69.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter,  Ron Weasley, Dobby, Vernon Dursley, Petunia Dursley, and Dudley Dursley. This set is practically a re-release of set 4728 from 2002,0 now with the inclusion of the first-ever Petunia and Dudley minifigures.

LEGO Harry Potter Astronomy Tower (75969)
The Astronomy Tower scene from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 

Price: 99.99 Euro | Minifigures: Harry Potter,  Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Horace Slughorn, and Lavender Brown.

Perhaps the highlight and the largest set in this new wave of LEGO Harry Potter sets, this one will include a second minifig rendition of Horace Slughhorn since he was introduced in 2018’s Bricktober LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure Collection (5005254). Lavender Brown’s entry as a minifigure is also a recent addition in LEGO Harry Potter sets.

LEGO  Harry Potter Buildable Hedwig (75979)
Image credit via Reddit.

Price: 39.99 Euro. This is the first time that LEGO will be offering a solely buildable figure set under the Harry Potter theme. If you recall, a similar set was offered by Target in 2018 as a sweepstakes prize for their 20th Anniversary Potter Event. However, unlike that of the buildable BB-8 (75187) and Yoda (75255), this buildable Hedwig from Harry Potter was not offered for retail. I just hope that at 39.99 Euro, this will somehow be close to what Target has offered to the winner back then.

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020 (75981)
The LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75964) from last year. LEGO is continuing the tradition of releasing these sets, with the next LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar slated to be released in the last quarter of 2020. 

It is not surprising that LEGO will continue the tradition of its Advent Calendars. However, what fans of these offerings may find a bit of a let-down is the apparent price increase of this set. From the previous price of 24.99 Euro, it is now expected to retail for 29.99 Euro instead.

LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71028)
Another series of LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures will arrive this September following 2018’s Series 1 (71022). 

Price: 3.99 Euro/blind bag. It is now confirmed that the LEGO Harry Potter theme will now see its second CMF series following 2018’s Series 1 (71022). We can expect a release date of sometime in September this year, with the included Harry Potter minifigure characters still kept as a closely guarded secret.

 

So far this is what we know about the LEGO Harry Potter Summer 2020 sets that were said to be revealed at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. We’ll continue to update this page once more info comes in. Thanks again to Promobricks for the heads up.

More LEGO Hidden Side Summer Sets Revealed at the Nuremberg Toy Fair

The last day of the Nuremberg Toy Fair saw even more LEGO summer sets to watch out for during the second half of the year. And it looks like LEGO is on fire when it gave toy fair participants a glimpse of its next wave of LEGO Hidden Side summer sets, considering that the second wave of this spooky-fun theme is still in the market.

Promobricks is still from Nuremberg, Germany and reveals that we can expect five additional sets under the theme, two of which will be consisting of two larger builds perhaps similar or even larger in scale, with the Newbury Haunted High School (70425) and the Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 (70423). Read on for more details.

LEGO Hidden Side Ghost Fire Truck 3000 (70436)

Price: €70 Euro | Minifigures: 4

It is interesting to note that Promobricks describe this set as somewhat of a mech-type, capable of transforming from an assuming fire truck to a ghostly possessed mech. If this will be indeed the case, then I think this will be the first time that we will be getting a LEGO set that actually “transforms” into a mech-build.

LEGO Hidden Side Castle of Mystery (70437)

Price: €100 Euro | Minifigures: 6

The Vampyre Castle (9468) from the LEGO Monster Fighters theme may be the inspiration behind the LEGO Hidden Side Castle of Mystery. 

The Ghost Castle is expected to be the largest LEGO Hidden Side summer set in this wave. What is particularly exciting about this is the fact that it carries some similarities from LEGO’s now discontinued LEGO Monster Fighters Vampyre Castle (9468) from 2012. Eventually, the Ghost Castle will be the first-ever castle build under the LEGO Hidden Side theme.

LEGO Hidden Side J.B.’s Submarine (70433)

Price: €19.99 | Minifigures: 3 

Promobricks noted that this set is somehow similar to what you can expect from LEGO City sets. Nevertheless, it is also a nice addition to the collection of vehicles under the LEGO Hidden Side theme.

LEGO Hidden Side Supernatural Race Car (70434)

Price: €29.99 | Minifigures: 3 

The LEGO Hidden Side Supernatural Race Car (70434) will follow a hot rod design akin to this LEGO Technic Hot Rod (42022) set. 

This set follows a hot rod design in a predominantly Dark Green color scheme. At the price point of 30 Euro, it is possible that it may follow a similar scale as that of the LEGO Technic Hot Rod (42022) from 2014.

LEGO Hidden Side Abandoned Prison of Newbury (70435)

Price: €39.99 | Minifigures: 4

Another first for the Hidden Side series, this Abandoned Prison build features a few weathered, prison walls. It looks somehow incomplete, giving it a similar impression as that of the Newbury Subway (70430).

 

Please bear in mind that the set names of these LEGO Hidden Side summer sets are not yet final, and may be subject to change as LEGO see it fit. However, we can be sure that these sets will be released sometime in June. There are no official images yet, but I’ll post some updates once they come in.

LEGO Ideas UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Gets 10K Fan Support

The next qualifying LEGO product idea to make it to this year’s first Review Stage after gathering 10K fan support is the LEGO Ideas UCS  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Norders.

Based on the 1968 musical adventure fantasy film of the same title, the UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang recreates the iconic car with all its hidden (but useful) features and multi-purpose functionalities. Fans of this classic film will easily recognize the folding wings and the picnic basket at the back. The set is expected to have more or less 2,000 LEGO pieces with two minifigures: Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious.

Here’s what Norders have to say about this fan-submitted LEGO set.

UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The model has undergone some significant improvements, one of which is a hinged bonnet that folds up to reveal a huge old 4-cylinder engine! The parts count has also been reduced by a few hundred pieces, and the metal-work has had a bit of a polish.

LEGO Ideas UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty is a UCS-style model comprising just over 2,000 pieces. And just as before, she comes complete with folding wings and picnic basket and offers a wide variety of building techniques and loads of playability.

Features include:

  • More detail than before!
  • Fold-out wings concealed inside the car’s body
  • Hinged bonnet
  • Big old engine under the bonnet
  • Detachable front and rear sails
  • Working steering
  • Removable picnic basket, complete with rug and picnic items
  • Comfortable leather seats!
  • Minifig models of Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious on an informational fact plaque

The LEGO Ideas UCS  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang qualifies for the First 2020 Review Stage and is joined by other product ideas such as Mary Poppins Cherry Lane, Tesla Cybertruck, and Untitled Goose Game.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home

After its official announcement last week, the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) is now available at LEGO Shop@Home starting today. This wild card of a set from the LEGO Ideas 10th Year Fan Vote emerged as the overall people’s choice as the next LEGO Ideas set that fans wanted to see.

As a gift to LEGO VIP members, purchasing the LEGO Ideas ISS set will entitle them to an exclusive International Space Station Patch (5006148). We saw a glimpse of this patch when the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar was released. This promotional is similar to what LEGO did when it announced the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266) in June last year.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station
LEGO VIPs who will purchase the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be receiving this exclusive commemorative ISS Patch. 

If you intend to add the LEGO ISS to your collection of NASA and Space-themed sets, then click on the link below to know more.

LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321)

864 pieces | $69.99

Build and display this spectacular LEGO® Ideas 21321 ISS (International Space Station). Packed with authentic ISS details, including a posable Canadarm2 and 2 rotating joints that coincide with 8 adjustable ‘solar panels’, this 864-piece set is a wonderful gift idea for space enthusiasts, adult LEGO fans or any experienced builder. Beautiful centerpiece This awesome LEGO spaceship model comes with a display stand, a buildable mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts, plus 2 astronaut microfigures to create a striking centerpiece in any room. Illustrated instructions are included, plus a 148-page booklet with fascinating ISS facts and information about the LEGO fan who created this space model kit and its LEGO designer. Amazing ideas! The infinitely diverse array of LEGO Ideas sets are all created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. Inspired by real-life, action heroes, iconic movies, popular TV series or totally original concepts, there is something to delight all ages.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) Designer Video

After officially revealing its next LEGO Ideas set, LEGO has released a designer video for the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321), giving us a glimpse at the creative process behind this set. This brick-built version of the ISS was brought to life by LEGO Designer Corvin Stichert and LEGO Ideas Design Manager Sam Johnson. In this designer video, both of them talked about their passion for space exploration and the challenges that they hurdled in designing this set.

Watch this.

The brainchild of LEGO fan designer Christoph Ruge (aka XCLD over at LEGO Ideas), this set is actually a scaled-down version of his initial product idea that was submitted in the LEGO Ideas platform. Eventually, the LEGO ISS was approved to be a microscale model, while maintaining all the significant details of the original space station. To ensure that the set is a faithful rendition of the original, the design team of Sam and Corvin even consulted NASA engineers and scientists. They even managed to create a sort of modular system in building the LEGO Ideas ISS, with its removable solar panels. Speaking of panels, these portions of the build are pretty impressive. Their size, despite being made up of mostly printed tile pieces (which is very welcomed), and held together by plates and Technic axle pieces, adds a certain dimension that makes the LEGO Ideas ISS stand out as a grand display set. Needless to say, it will look great especially if besides the even more imposing LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309).

The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) is slated to be released beginning February, with an exclusive ISS Patch for LEGO VIPs who will purchase the set. It comes in at 864 pieces and will retail for $69.99.