New Massive LEGO Technic Sets Available Today: the Liebherr R 9800 (42100) and Land Rover Defender (42110)

Its the first day of October and LEGO Technic fans know very well what it means: two new massive LEGO Technic sets are now available at LEGO Shop@Home! When it comes to Technic sets, size indeed matters where the theme’s sophisticated builds and innovation really stand out.

First off, we have the most advanced and largest Technic set by far in the form of the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) with LEGO accepting pre-orders for this mammoth-sized set starting last month. This behemoth of a set clocks in at 4,108 pieces and comes with 3 XL motors, 4 L motors, and 2 Bluetooth-controlled Smart hubs. All of these being remotely controlled by the new LEGO Control+ app.

LEGO motoring enthusiasts will also be thrilled to know that the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110) is now also available for purchase. The LEGO Technic theme is known for some of the most advanced and impressive brick-built models of modern vehicles around. The Land Rover Defender (42110) is the latest addition to the Technic line following the likes of Porsche 911 RSR (42096), Bugatti Chiron (42083), and the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure (42063).

If you’re into LEGO Technic sets and are planning to tick off these latest offerings from LEGO, then check out for more info about these sets by clicking on the following affiliate links below.

LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) 

4,108 pieces || $449.99 USD

Get ready for a colossal LEGO® build and play experience with the 4,108-piece LEGO Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. Developed in partnership with Liebherr, this replica model is operated via the intuitive LEGO TECHNIC CONTROL+ app and powered by 2 advanced Smart Hubs with 7 motors. The sophisticated app technology enables super-precise movement and amazing functionality, while delivering endless authentic digital play combinations via 4 different control screens with cool graphics. The Multi-function control screen enables users to drive the machine in all directions, rotate the superstructure, extend and raise the boom, open and tilt the bucket, play realistic sound effects and get real-time feedback, such as boom position, power usage and drive distance. With the One-touch screen, users can use drag patterns to control the boom, arm and bucket, while the Custom-built movements screen enables them to choose pre-set commands or record the model’s actions to create complex sequences of movements. And, with the Challenges & achievements screen, users can complete challenges to unlock reward badges.

 

LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender (42110)

2,573 pieces || $199.99 USD

 

Experience world-leading vehicle design firsthand with this highly authentic and displayable 42110 LEGO® Technic™ Land Rover Defender model. Developed in partnership with Land Rover, this impressive LEGO replica captures the vehicle’s outstanding level of refinement with its clean, modern lines and sculpted surfaces, and comes with original-design rims with ground-gripping tires, plus a host of realistic features and functions. Opening doors allow access to an elaborate cabin with a working steering wheel, detailed dashboard and a new-for-October-2019 transmission system with 2 levers for engaging high or low gear ratios and a selector for changing gear – the most sophisticated LEGO Technic gearbox to date! The interior also features forward-folding rear seats that give visual access to the 4-speed sequential gearbox. And, the attention to detail doesn’t end there. This awesome replica model also has an in-line 6-cylinder engine with moving pistons beneath the bonnet, working All Wheel Drive with 3 differentials, independent suspension on both axles and a working winch! You can even open the tail door with a turn of the rear-mounted spare wheel. Finished with a removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder and traction mats, this impressive interpretation of the quintessential all-terrain vehicle has been designed to provide a truly immersive and rewarding building experience. The perfect gift for Land Rover enthusiasts and fans of classic collectible model cars.

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LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) Now Available For LEGO VIPs

Here’s something that most of us has been waiting for. Starting today, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) is available for purchase in-store and online to all LEGO VIP members. The direct-to-consumer set retails for $329.99 USD, coming in at 2,925 pieces and is motorized by the LEGO Powered Up Hub (88009) and Motor (88011). The train is controlled remotely via Bluetooth using the LEGO Powered Up on mobile devices.

Here’s the complete product description for the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044), and if you’re currently a VIP member and you’re planning to add this to your collection, then kindly do us a favor by visiting LEGO Shop@Home using the link below.  For a closer look and more hi-res images, be sure to check out its official reveal right here.

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) 

Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!

Disney Train and Station (71044)

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smartphone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

  • Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
  • Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smokestack and a driver’s cab.
  • Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
  • Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
  • Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
  • Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
  • Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
  • Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
  • This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
  • Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards Promotional Now Live

LEGO has a new promotional offer that makes the LEGO Movie 2 experience more awesome. For a minimum, single receipt purchase worth $40 and more, you’ll get three free packs of the LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards featuring your favorite minifigure characters in the film. Each pack contains four cards, including one special foil card. There are a total of 36 cards to collect. As of this posting, these promotional trading cards are not for sale, though shop.LEGO.com lists them with a $2.99 value per pack. Doing the math, it means that you need to get all 9 packs in order to complete this trading collection (which you can get if you make a total of $120 worth of LEGO products), and this is if you don’t pick up duplicate copies since they are placed in blind foil packs.

LEGO VIP members also get an additional perk in the form of a free collector album with purchases worth $15 and above. The LEGO Movie 2 Trading Cards promotional started today and will run until February 24, or until supplies last. Though this is not the first time that LEGO launched a collectible trading card series with the introduction of the LEGO Create the World Collectible Trading Cards featuring 140 cards in all, the conditions and time frame in which the LEGO Movie 2 trading cards are offered is somehow falling short. Considering that you need to spend more than a hundred dollars in order to complete all 36 cards, without duplicates, and only within a one-month period is quite challenging.

FREE THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Trading Card! (5005775)

Get three free packs of your favorite characters and collect all 36! Look for special foil cards in each pack. LEGO® VIPs can add the cards to their free collector album with purchases over $15! Each album includes an exclusive VIP card, details from the movie and quotes from the characters. Offer Details: Valid 01/16/19 through 11:59pm EST, 02/24/19 or while supplies last only; available on shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO Stores.

I’m not much into trading cards, but since this is a freebie then I have no complaints about it. However for completionists, getting all these cards might prove to be a challenge. For the complete line of LEGO Movie 2 sets currently being offered, be sure to visit shop.LEGO.com for more details. The LEGO Movie 2 CMF (71023) series will also be available starting February 1, so you may want to check out on this well.

 

Where to Find The LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) Other Than LEGO Shop@Home

It’s finally New Year’s Eve now, and the latest year-end gift shopping activities would be winding down now. Well, except perhaps for the LEGO buyers and collectors. There are lots of new sets debuting January first after all, and even several of them that were actually released early, like the tie-in sets for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Chances are, almost all the LEGO Movie 2 tie-in box sets that we previewed at the beginning of the month have been available since last week. There are a few exceptions though, like the adorably retro Benny’s Space Squad (70841) that throws back to classic-era space-themed LEGO minifigures like Benny. It’s appeal to AFOLs is unmistakable considering that this is the first time LEGO is re-releasing these classic Space minifigures.

This set is only on back order at LEGO Shop@Home, but some diligent searching online can turn up some early appearances for Benny’s Space Squad (70841). Amazon has it, and while it won’t be in stock until January 9, it’s still sooner than Shop@Home; but there are other, still-earlier listings.

For instance, both Target and Barnes & Noble have the set already available, certainly online and at some of their stores. Thankfully they have a zip code search so you can ascertain if your nearest Target or B&N stores have set 70841 already in stock.

Benny's Space Squad (70841)

The LEGO Movie 2 Benny’s Space Squad (70841) features the 80s LEGO spaceman/Master Builder Benny and his identical (but differently-colored) teammates Kenny, Lenny and Jenny. The film itself premieres February 8, 2019.

New 2019 LEGO Sets Released Earlier Than Expected at LEGO Shop@Home in the UK

In the lead-up to the Holidays we at The Brick Show we’ve been able to look at the cream of the crop that is the initial series of 2019 sets across LEGO’s primary theme lines and licensed properties. From the girls of LEGO Friends to the soldiers of LEGO Overwatch, there are new 2019 LEGO sets for any bona fide LEGO fan of whatever theme that suits their fancy.

Of course, AFOLs (who may have forgone Holiday sales to save up for the start of next year) must have been tightly wound up waiting for December 31 to become January 1 so they could start lining up for the new sets. Apparently, LEGO UK had other ideas and moved the new 2019 LEGO sets and their release date… one week in advance, before 2018 closes.

That means LEGO Shop@Home in the UK now has an insane number of new sets to offer for online shopping in the post-Christmas blitz. It’s going to be a pain on many wallets and piggy banks, but fans do seem to find ways. Here’s what’s on now for British LEGO fans for 2019, available one week early:

LEGO Friends (covered here)

  1. Emma’s Mobile Veterinary Clinic (41360)
  2. Mia’s Foal Stable (41361)
  3. Mia’s Forest Adventures (41363)
  4. Stephanie’s Buggy & Trailer (41364)
  5. Emma’s Art Studio (41365)
  6. Olivia’s Cupcake Café (41366)
  7. Stephanie’s Obstacle Course (41367)
  8. Andrea’s Talent Show (41368)
  9. Mia’s House (41369)
  10. Olivia’s Hamster Playground (41383)
  11. Andrea’s Heart Box (41354)
  12. Emma’s Heart Box (41355)
  13. Stephanie’s Heart Box (41356)
  14. Olivia’s Heart Box (41357)
  15. Mia’s Heart Box (41358)
  16. Heart Box Friendship Pack (41359)

LEGO City (covered here, here, here and here)

 

  1. Sky Police Jet Patrol (60206)
  2. Sky Police Drone Chase (60207)
  3. Parachute Arrest (60208)
  4. Diamond Heist (60209)
  5. Air Base (60210)
  6. Barbecue Burn Out (60212)
  7. Dock Side Fire (60213)
  8. Burger Bar Fire Rescue (60214)
  9. Fire Station (60215)
  10. Downtown Fire Brigade (60216)
  11. Fire Plane (60217)
  12. Desert Rally Race (60218)
  13. Construction Loader (60219)
  14. Garbage Truck (60220)
  15. Diving Yacht (60221)
  16. Snow Groomer (60222)
  17. Harvester Transport (60223)
  18. Police Patrol Car (60239)
  19. Kayak Adventure (60240)

LEGO Technic (covered here)

  1. Cherry Picker (42088)
  2. Power Boat (42089)
  3. Getaway Truck (42090)
  4. Police Pursuit (42091)
  5. Rescue Helicopter (42092)
  6. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093)
  7. Tracked Loader (42094)
  8. Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer (42095)
  9. Porsche 911 RSR (42096)

Now, this doesn’t mean that LEGO fans in the UK get first dibs on all 2019 LEGO sets. One theme did get early availability for the US too. But that’s for another update.

Amazon Australia Names LEGO as The Best-Selling Toy Brand During The Holiday Season

It’s now the post-Christmas period of the overall year-end Holiday season. As the days count down to the end of 2018, businesses and retailers start taking stock of their earnings even as they fire off some last-minute promo or other. And LEGO, according to Amazon Australia, was a major seller. The Australian arm of the global online retail giant Amazon has reported some new records in terms of online shopping following the major December Holiday occasions of Christmas and Boxing Day 2018. According to their estimates for the past several weeks, LEGO was deemed Amazon Australia’s best-selling toy brand overall.

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To further elaborate, among the most sought-after LEGO products in the year-end rush that endeared LEGO to be the best-selling toy brand are sets from the LEGO Harry Potter and Star Wars themes, both licensed LEGO lines that have had major set releases in this year, including the massive Hogwarts Castle (71043) and the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212).

And on Amazon Australia’s Boxing Day Sale event, the best-selling toy was the LEGO Minifigures Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Series (71022). It just goes to show how strong the LEGO fandom is down under. One can optimistically hope that the same goes for LEGO in other Amazon markets.

Hurry and Get These 2017 and 2018 LEGO Speed Champions Sets, Now at Great Discounts Over At Walmart

Just in time with the start of the Christmas holiday rush, Walmart has reduced the retail price some of its LEGO sets which will certainly appeal to the LEGO motor head fan. You may not be an owner of a life-sized, fully-drivable LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron, but these selected 2017 and 2018 LEGO Speed Champions sets will certainly make up for that.

These LEGO Speed Champions sets are now listed at Walmart’s online shopping portal for up to 20% off from their original selling price – definitely much cheaper than going around the streets with a life-sized brick-built Chiron. So if you’re still thinking about that perfect holiday gift for that brick-loving speedster in the family, then why not take advantage of these great Walmart finds. Better still, why not get all of them while they’re still around? Just click on the links below and make your purchase at Walmart.com.

 

LEGO Speed Champions Mercedes-AMG GT3 (75877)

 

LEGO Speed Champions Bugatti Chiron (75878)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H (75879)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions McLaren 720S (75880)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback (75884)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC (75885)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari 488 GT3 Scuderia Corsa (75886)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 919 Hybrid (75887)

 

 

LEGO Speed Champions Porsche 911 RSR and 911 Turbo 3.0 (75888)

 

LEGO Double VIP Points Promo Now Up At LEGO Shop@Home

Every now and then, LEGO launches a small period wherein certain purchases at Shop@Home made under a VIP membership will accumulate double the usual points. We saw that in action earlier this month when LEGO Shop@Home introduced Double Points for purchasing two particular LEGO Star Wars sets, particularly the X-Wing Starfighter (75218) and Yoda’s Hut (75208). Apparently LEGO is feeling more generous as October gets to the halfway point and the Holidays start coming in force. Well as of this writing, they have Shop@Home holding a LEGO double VIP points promo to last until the 31st, and this time it’s now available for all LEGO purchases.

Through out the month of October, all online LEGO VIP shoppers at Shop@Home will be getting double VIP points on all LEGO products purchased this month. If shoppers have held off on buying those big, new LEGO sets such as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (71043) and the more holiday-appropriate Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263), then it will be wise to take advantage of the LEGO double VIP points promo while it is still up.

It probably also bears reminding that this is also the beginning of the promo period for the LEGO Minifigure Collector Frame (5005359), with one exclusive collectible minifigure. It comes free with any minimum LEGO purchase of $75, and a must for minifigure collectors.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) and Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108) Now at Great Discounts on Amazon

It seems that Amazon and Walmart are now charging neck to neck for the best LEGO set deals just ahead of the year-end holiday craze. The latter has been offering some 15-18% discounts on mostly LEGO Star Wars such as the Snowspeeder (75144) and the 2018 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75213) while the former is a tad more diverse with the product lines involved. And indeed, there’s some new LEGO stuff with dialed-down prices to be had at the world’s biggest online retail platform. First up is the LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) which was released February of this year. It slashes 20% off the original $69.99 SRP for a more affordable $55.99.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313)

Next on Amazon’s notable recent LEGO set sale listings is one for the LEGO and MCU fan, with the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108) tie-in for last May’s Avengers: Infinity War film. From its original price of $99.99, Amazon now offers this set with a 15% off, lowering its price at $84.99.

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Both sets are available with Amazon free shipping, and are good sources of uncommon LEGO elements. The elegantly designed LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) has plenty of 1×1 trans-blue round studs and the clear parts making up the bottle. Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108) has the new Iron Spider and Ebony Maw minifigures plus Cull Obsidian in bigfig form. What better time to snap up these wonderful LEGO sets.

LEGO Creator Tower Bridge (10214) Now On Sale at Walmart

The LEGO sales at Walmart are starting to come out of the woodwork again, after some action in earlier parts of the year with the retail giant’s participation in LEGO’s 60th anniversary promotional events. While the last two we touched upon here were of the Star Wars line, this new one’s for a LEGO-original theme.

And if you think the previous Walmart sale of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) was “old” enough and somehow poised to be retired, then you might be surprise to know that the LEGO Creator Tower Bridge (10214) is still available. First released in 2010, this set’s about eight years old now, and can still be purchased at LEGO Stores both online and in-store.

But if you’re a LEGO fan with an architectural bent who would still hesitate at the Tower Bridge (10214) regular price of $239.99, then you might want to consider Walmart’s offer for the set, listed at $194.99, an 18% discount as of this posting.

LEGO Creator Tower Bridge (10214)

Once again, Walmart has made a great price cut for another LEGO set, this one in particular being one of the oldest still available on retail that has yet to be retired. The new price for the LEGO Creator Tower Bridge (10214) is a better value for a 4,287-piece structural construct with extra micro-build vehicles. However, if you’re planning to buy this set while minding your LEGO VIP points, then you just have to check LEGO Shop@Home and add this 4,00o-piece set to your shopping cart.