Is the LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom (77014) Set Cancelled?

Earlier today, LEGO fans all over were buzzing with excitement as the highly anticipated LEGO Indiana Jones 2023 sets were finally revealed. Despite a few leaks from the rumor mill since 2022, fans were thrilled to finally get an official reveal of what the sets would entail. However, eagle-eyed enthusiasts quickly noticed that one anticipated set that was announced was conspicuously missing from this lineup. Unfortunately, it seems that the LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom (77014) will not be making its debut eventually.

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Is the LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom (77014) set canceled eventually? Image courtesy of Brickset.

As you may recall, a previous version of The Temple of Doom has been offered by LEGO back in 2009 with set 7199. And since early leaks of a remake of this set have circulated already, fans were already expecting that four LEGO Indiana Jones should be in order. In fact, images and box art of the modern LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom set have also been shared online months prior to the theme’s official comeback. So it’s understandable, to say the least, that such an absence of the set in question left most LEGO fans a bit perplexed.

LEGO is yet to make an official statement about The Temple of Doom’s absence, but a word from the LEGO Ambassador Network (LAN) may give us a hint about the future of this set.

Throughout 2022, the LEGO Group worked closely with Lucasfilm to optimize our planned product line up for the upcoming LEGO Indiana Jones product launches in April 2023. As an outcome of this, we consolidated the launch to focus on three products (77012, 77013, 77015 ) that feature some of the most iconic scenes from the Indiana Jones franchise. We hope our fans love the new range and can’t wait to get their hands on them.

Well as always, LEGO is neither denying nor confirming anything about the future of the LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom (77014) set in this statement. But reading between the lines, it’s quite apparent that LEGO purposively left out this set and will most likely not launch this product anytime soon.

From a corporate perspective, I understand LEGO’s seemingly apprehensive stance about the release of this controversial set. Well, it’s not that the set itself is controversial, but the film or scene from the film that it recreates. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom was released in 1984, back in those days when racial stereotypes abound in Hollywood films. That scene in particular when one of the film’s antagonists, Mola Ram, is included and eventually made its way as an official minifigure in 2009, is something that the LEGO Group may be weary about. Not only because of the gruesome ritualistic sacrifices that this character in the film did (like tearing away a beating heart from a live human sacrifice), but also the potential harm that culturally inaccurate portrayals may do to people of color and other communities.

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The first LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom (7199) set was released in 2009.

These set cancellations are not really new as far as the LEGO group is concerned. There were numerous occasions in the past when LEGO needed to cancel a set that was eventually slated to be officially revealed. But in case you’re curious about what the LEGO Indiana Jones The Temple of Doom (77014) has to offer, what we do know is that it comes with 6 minifigures including the characters of Short Round, Willie Scott, Indy, Mola Ram, and two Temple Guards. It is also expected to retail between $85-$90 and clocks in at 801 pieces.

As I’ve mentioned, the LEGO Group itself has not released any official statement regarding this missing (or perhaps, canceled) set. It is also understandable if LEGO will eventually forego the idea of offering this re-release all throughout as it doesn’t align with their values. And also as a way of avoiding further criticism as well. We just have to wait and see in the following weeks.

LEGO Indirectly Confirms a LEGO Zelda Is Now in the Works

For the past three years, Nintendo and LEGO have been teaming up to create amazing sets that resulted in the creation of the successful and prolific LEGO Super Mario theme. They’ve been wildly popular among LEGO and Nintendo fans, with new ones coming out each year. The thing is, they’ve never really strayed from the whole Mario theme. But this may eventually change as rumors, leaks, and possibly an indirect confirmation from LEGO itself finally gives credence to the possibility that a LEGO Zelda is now on its way.

To be frank, this news is not entirely new. Because since the day that a cryptic Eurobricks member shared publicly that LEGO has been doing some secretive surveys on how much money will people actually spend on what seems to be upcoming LEGO sets, then more info about this potential LEGO Zelda started to take form.

LEGO has supposedly conducted surveys in the past, but this is the first instance where they have hinted at their interest in creating a LEGO Zelda set. It is uncertain whether they have obtained the license from Nintendo to do so, even if the rumor is true. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the leaked design will be the final product, as it could undergo significant changes.

Normally, this is the part where I normally say that you ought to take these rumors with a pinch of salt. However, knowing how protective LEGO can be with regard to its confidential sets and brand name, most of the time, it is through their own doing that an upcoming set may be indirectly confirmed.

Because as it turns out, YouTube channel Nintendo Prime eventually learned it the hard way when his channel became the target of the LEGO Brick Police as it issued a copyright takedown notice. The video in question (which is obviously taken down already) did not publish any photos, but instead just went on to describe how the initial leaks turned out. This is Nintendo Prime’s first copyright strike and those on YouTube (us included) know very well how nerve-wracking this experience is.

And as Nintendo Prime aptly puts it, such strict policing on LEGO’s part simply means that an upcoming LEGO Zelda set is actually imminent.

At this point, the leaks for this upcoming LEGO Zelda set are now out there in the wild so I will not go on to the details of describing it. However, what we can confirm is that it is a pretty large set clocking at 1,920 pieces. We don’t have a tentative release date as of press time. But we can somewhat assume that this set will be a part of LEGO’s H2 2023 releases or their June to December 2023 product launches.

Whatever the case is, I’ll keep our brick radars open for more info on this highly-anticipated LEGO Zelda set. So be sure to keep tabs on our blog site as well.

Rumor: New LEGO Speed Champions Releasing Q1 2023

Much like clockwork, the LEGO speculation and rumor mill has intensified towards the end of this year. The subject, naturally, is what new sets we might expect to arrive the following year. Social media tends to be a principal source of these tantalizing tidbits of future LEGO info. For instance, here are some new rumors coming from Instagram regarding LEGO Speed Champions. The car-based theme that’s been the “middle ground” between LEGO City and Technic continues churning out new sets. LEGO sources have also commented on a shifting trend for the line. And now we have some 2023 sets rumored to be coming as well.

Thanks to Brick Fanatics, we have this kernel of speculation on some upcoming LEGO Speed Champions launches. Instagram user @awesome_brick2008 gives us five possible sets. Of these, only one is a two-car combo set. Speed Champions was especially fond of twofers in their past product launches. Apparently, they’re toning that down and focusing on single-car sets come 2023. And again, LEGO’s gunning for licensed cars that have been featured in the “Fast & Furious” film franchise. And these five are just for the first quarter launch period. Here’s what to expect from them next year:

  • Ferrari 812 Competizione (76914)
  • Pagani Utopia (76915)
  • Porsche 963 (76916)
  • “Fast & Furious” Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 (76917)
  • McLaren F1 LM & McLaren Solus GT (76918)

The “F&F” Nissan will be a New Years 2023 release, with the rest coming later in March. At least that’s how the rumor goes. So until LEGO officially speaks up on this then, it’s best to take the news with a grain of salt.

Two New LEGO Botanical Collection Sets Coming February Next Year

Plenty of praise must go to LEGO for trying to appeal to as many hobby niches as possible. Tie-in sets of major licensed IPs are simple enough in attracting fans of said big-name franchises. But LEGO has also delved into themes and subjects you usually don’t expect to see plastic building bricks involved. Model trains? Check. Pop artworks? Check too. How about botany or floral design, which normally involves plants? Check three. LEGO Botanical Collection covers this particular topic well with some impressive sets released over the years. And we can rest assured there will be more coming next year.

German LEGO news source Promobricks gives us word of at least two new LEGO Botanical Collection sets in 2023. One looks to be a new take on a previously-released item. The other is a nice change from the free-standing plant displays we’ve gotten from this theme line. By February next year we can expect a new Wild Flower Bouquet (10313) contrasting 2021’s (conventional) Flower Bouquet (10280). The second release that month will be the Dried Flower Decoration (10314). As the name implies, this set could depict pressed blooms in a flat display. It’s reminiscent of many sets from LEGO Art.

LEGO’s Botanical Collection currently falls under the wider LEGO Icons umbrella, and as expected they’re mostly rated Age 18+. Wild Flower Bouquet (10313) could have 939 pieces for the price of €59.99. Dried Flower Decoration (10314) meanwhile could be priced at €49.99 for 812 pieces. In possible US$ conversion the possible prices might be roughly the same. Then again, these LEGO Botanical sets are still far off from launch, so we’ll be waiting for details.

LEGO Rumor: Eiffel Tower Getting Icons Set (10307) for Black Friday 2022

Leave it to LEGO to realize one’s monumental building ideas, Builders can create towering edifices of their own design with what LEGO bricks and pieces they have. Or they can buy a LEGO set depicting a wide variety of complete structures both original and IRL. Plenty of famous buildings around the world have already been graced with LEGO-set depictions across the brand’s numerous theme lines. Take for instance one of the iconic symbols of Paris, France: the Eiffel Tower. It already came out as a 1:300 scale set (number 10181) and as a LEGO Architecture entry (21019). And rumors of a new rendition have been around since this past February.

As Brick Fanatics tells us, there’s some new updates on the rumors of a new LEGO take for the Eiffel Tower. The word from earlier this year alleges it was for the LEGO Creator Expert line, numbered 10307 and coming sometime in November. A recent Instagram Stories entry from LEGO news source brick_clicker states new info. Eiffel Tower (10307), now for LEGO Icons, will release this coming Black Friday. Furthermore, the possible set price has jumped from $629.99 to $679.99; given recent across-the-board LEGO price increases, this was a given.

Some LEGO records stand ready to be broken by the rumored Icons Eiffel Tower set. With 10,001 reported pieces, we’re looking at a possible 150-cm tall build. We’re talking new “tallest LEGO set yet”. Further rumors state that some pieces will be of a Technic nature, the better to hold the structure together. Black Friday 2022 is November 25, so we have just around two months to determine if this rumor pans out. We might not need salt for this rumor; but better safe, etc.

UCS Razor Crest (75331) Sticker Sheet Pic Leak

“The Mandalorian” was the first live-action spinoff series for the “Star Wars” mega-franchise, and it didn’t disappoint. Since premiering on Disney+ streaming in 2019, “The Mandalorian” has built up a solid following. One can say it helped revitalize the “Star Wars” fandom beyond the Sequel Trilogy and various animated series. Being ripe material for merchandising couldn’t hurt either, as the LEGO Star Wars tie-ins might attest. Despite being a cool transport spaceship destroyed too soon, Din Djarin’s Razor Crest deserves its set depictions. We’ve had a full set and a Microfighter. Of course, if a LEGO Star Wars vehicle’s popular then it’s getting a UCS.

LEGO Con 2022 teased an Ultimate Collector Series version of Razor Crest from “The Mandalorian”. Said set is given the number 75331 and will launch this coming November. More excitement for this LEGO Star Wars set built up according to Promobricks thanks to a social media least. An Instagram post from lego_fulcrum this past weekend gave a tantalizing peek at the set’s insides.

To be specific, the images show sticker sheets for The Razor Crest (75331). The stickers look to apply color detailing to Din’s ship, they even come with carbonite-frozen bounties too!

Thus far, details known about LEGO Star Wars UCS Razor Crest (75331) include its piece number and European pricing. The build will comprise of 6,187 pieces, fitting for the €549.99 price ($563.33 in direct conversion). LEGO Star Wars fans can look forward to this latest Ultimate Collector Series arriving October 3. Now we’re just waiting on the LEGO product listing.

New LEGO Indiana Jones (Again) Rumored 2023

LEGO themes range from iconic long-runners to short flash-in-the-pan appearances. The “Indiana Jones” tie-ins would be a good example. Sets of that line appeared only from 2008 to 2009, anticipating and following the “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” film. They even got two Traveller’s Tales videogame adaptations. Then the line went silent. True, we perked up at recent rumors of a revival. Turns out the “Coconuts” were just for LEGO Avatar coming this year. But just like Indy, the franchise finds a way to not be ignored. Much like its original iteration, LEGO Indiana Jones is allegedly returning next year because of an upcoming movie.

As told by Promobricks, we have fresh rumors of Indy’s return to LEGO form for 2023. It rather appropriate given that the fifth film in the “Indiana Jones” franchise will release next year. And as if to tease collectors that might catch wind of this info, LEGO’s resuming the fruit codenames. Believe it or not the upcoming LEGO Indy tie-ins are codenamed “Pineapple” this time. We apparently could be getting up to eight sets this wave, three of which are revamps of some 2008-09 releases. It sounds like a good number if you ask us.

We’ll list the possible set reissues first:

  • Fighter Plane Chase (77012) – from 2009’s Fighter Plane Attack (7198); 387 pieces, 3 minifigs, $34.99
  • Escape from the Lost Tomb (77013) – from 2008’s Lost Tomb (7621); 600 pieces, 4 minifigs, $39.99
  • Temple of Doom (77014) – from 2009’s Temple of Doom (7199); 801 pieces, 6 minifigs, $79.99 (box used for banner image)

The remaining five (77015-77019) have no names yet. Set 77015 does have a hefty $149.99 price tag though. You may take these with a grain of salt but that 2023 “Indiana Jones” movie gives them more substance than most. Wait and hope.

New LEGO 90th Anniversary Space Set Arriving Soon

For your friendly reminder, this year is the 90th anniversary of LEGO. That plucky Danish toy company turned global brand giant’s been a good part of the lives of children and collectors. And in celebration, LEGO’s been hyping up revivals of classic sets given fresh new design revamps. Cases in point: LEGO Classic 90 Years of Play (11021) and the upcoming Lion King’s Castle (10305). Of course, those aforementioned sets are just the beginning. In fact, there’s a rumor about a possible 90th-anniversary set in the vein of the classic Castle theme. That means a classic LEGO theme throwback is arriving soon as the LEGO 90th Anniversary Space set.

Brick Fanatics has it that a new LEGO set number’s been floating around for the Creator Expert or Icons line. According to the rumor, it’ll be a space-themed set that remakes a classic entry of that LEGO theme. The LEGO 90th Anniversary Space set number 10497 will allegedly bring a new version of the Galaxy Explorer from 1979. This classic set features a space shuttle, planetary outpost, and rover, plus astronaut minifigs. You can see from the image how bare-bones the vehicle details were back in the day. It also means that if the rumor is true, a Creator Expert or Icons treatment of the set will look extremely fine.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is a rumor, and until LEGO makes an official reveal, we must treat it as such. There is, after all, the matter of the 90th anniversary LEGO Castle (10305). Castle and Space were among the chosen themes voted for an anniversary set in 2022. The Castle (10305) was announced first, so one can assume it won. But maybe LEGO decided to give us more. You may be tired of hearing this by now, but it’s a matter of waiting once again.

German Retailer Lists Multiple Upcoming LEGO Sets Including Optimus Prime (10302), More Ninjago

Through thick and thin, LEGO strives to maintain a regular product release schedule year in and out. And while the best source on set launches would be LEGO themselves, sometimes retailers would jump the gun. These early announcements can contain the most exciting LEGO set notices, which we must wait for until confirmed or debunked. Last February we caught wind of a LEGO set for a mega-franchise from fellow toy giant Hasbro. Who could imagine a LEGO-Hasbro collaboration to make LEGO Transformers? That rumor, plus other LEGO items, just got their advance product reveal courtesy of an online German retailer.

The Brick Fan tells us that some upcoming LEGO sets now grace the online listings of Wagner’s in Germany. This listing includes the aforementioned long-rumored LEGO Optimus Prime (10302), from Hasbro’s “Transformers.” Not your thing? How about tie-ins for James Cameron’s “Avatar” particularly the sequel arriving late this year? We also have early mentions of the expected 2022 Advent Calendars, if you collect those. Here’s a rundown of what to expect from several major LEGO themes all through the year.

  • Great Pyramid of Giza (21058) – 1,476 pieces | €139.99
  • Iron Man Hall of Armor (76216) –496 pieces | €89.99
  • Baby Groot (76217) – 476 pieces | €49.99
  • Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76218) – 2,708 pieces | €219.99
  • 2022 Advent Calendar (76231) – 268 pieces | €34.99
  • Dragon Temple (71759) – 161 pieces | €39.99
  • Jay’s Golden Dragon Motorbike (71768) – 137 pieces | €19.99
  • Cole’s Dragon Racer (71769) – 384 pieces | €44.99
  • Zane’s Gold Dragon Jet (71770) – 258 pieces | €29.99
  • Temple of the Crystal King (71771) –703 pieces | €79.99
  • The Crystal King (71772) – 722 pieces | €59.99
  • Kai’s Gold Dragon Raider (71773) –624 pieces | €84.99
  • Lloyd’s Ultra Gold Dragon (71774) – 989 pieces | €139.99
  • Nya’s Samurai X-Mech (71775) – 1,003 pieces | €109.99
Speed Champions
  • 007 Aston Martin DB5 (76911) – 298 pieces | €19.99
  • Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T (76912) – 345 pieces | €19.99
Star Wars
  • The Justifier (75323) – 1,022 pieces | €159.99
  • AT-ST (75332) – 87 pieces | €29.99
  • Obi-Wan’s Spaceship (75333) – 282 pieces | €29.99
  • Obi-Wan & Darth Vader (75334) –408 pieces | €49.99
  • BD-1 (75335) – 1,062 pieces | €99.99
  • Kenobi’s Spaceship (75336) – 924 pieces | €99.99
  • AT-TE (75337) – 1,082 pieces | €139.99
  • 2022 Advent Calendar (75340) – 329 pieces | €34.99
Transformers (18+)
  • Optimus Prime (10302) – 1,508 pieces | €169.99

Sets Unnamed Yet

  •  (75571) – 560 pieces | €39.99
  •  (75572) – 572 pieces | €54.99
  •  (75573) – 887 pieces | €89.99
  •  (75574) – 1,212 pieces | €139.99
  •  (71411) – 2,807 pieces | €229.99
Super Mario
  •  (71410) – 1,476 pieces | €5.99

Next LEGO Art Set Rumor: The Rolling Stones (31206)

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.