Even as several LEGO themes were assured of continuing into next year by the company’s VP for design over the weekend, that doesn’t mean specific individual sets will go on. That’s how it’s always been. LEGO can’t keep making the same stuff so old products must retire to make way for new offerings.
There were some LEGO set retirements announced in August. Earlier this week, LEGO Shop@Home UK updated their listings to indicate their sets retiring possibly by year’s end. As confirmed on their site, five LEGO Creator Expert sets and one each from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Stranger things will be going bye-bye when 2021 concludes. Here they are, courtesy of The Brick Fan. We’ve listed them by year of release, with our Brick Show feature articles and their Shop@Home UK listings:
After releasing a cryptic, brick version of one of the clips in the Season 4 trailer of Netflix’s Stranger Things, LEGO seems to bring us closer to the possibility of seeing a new LEGO Stranger Things set anytime soon. LEGO seems to build up the hype when it responded to a LEGO fan’s comment over the latter’s tweet last weekend.
Of course, this could mean a ton but given that the context of the comment at that time was all about the likelihood of having new LEGO Stranger Things set or sets soon, then we can somehow have a level of confidence that this is something of a remote possibility in the next few weeks.
I’m not saying that this is in a way, a form of official confirmation since this is still part of LEGO’s marketing strategy to build up the hype. For all we know, it could just be a simple confirmation of the partnership between LEGO and Netflix, considering their 2019 collaboration on the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set which is also believed to be scheduled for retirement this year. It may be a way of supporting the series’ 4th season run. But this response from the LEGO Group’s social media handler seems to give more weight to the possibility of related future sets being on their way.
The LEGO fan community (aka that sector where the leaky faucet reigns supreme) seems to be relatively quiet, suggesting that whatever is on our way, it is still a closely guarded secret as formidable as that of the Hawkins National Laboratory. Whatever happens, I guess I will take LEGO’s word for it, and we ought to keep our eyes and radars open for any info that will point us in the direction of these possible future sets.
So what do you think about this latest hint from LEGO? Any guesses on what’s in store? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
In case you missed it, LEGO released a couple of teasers over the weekend that hints at two upcoming LEGO sets based on existing licensed titles. Shared over its official Twitter page, these new LEGO licensed sets will most likely cater to adult fans of LEGO and will build on what its predecessors have offered before.
Both released in 2019, the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) and LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) are some of LEGO’s licensed sets that have the more serious LEGO collector in mind. The former is a form of collaboration with Netflix particularly in promoting one of its hit series Stranger Things, while the latter is a celebration of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. TV series, one of the most popular sitcoms of our time.
And after two years since their launch, LEGO’s recent tweets came in as a welcome surprise that hints at the continuity of these themes. Check out these LEGO teasers below.
These teasers don’t say much about the kind of sets that we can expect from LEGO coming from these themes. The LEGO Stranger Things post is simply a brick/minifigure version of a clip from the series Season 4 trailer as you can see below.
The LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S. post is a reference to the gang set on a minifigure vignette of what seems to be their apartment. Well, to be frank, a quick search for #legoleaks will give you an idea about what to expect from this upcoming set. And from the get-go of this LEGO teaser, we can assume that the Central Perk set will be joined by another similar set highlighting their living quarters, and is a pretty large set for that matter.
We do not have an official reveal date for these but knowing how LEGO markets its new sets or these new licensed sets, in particular, we can surely expect an official reveal anytime soon. So what do you think the next LEGO Stranger Things is all about, and will this next LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S. set be on your LEGO must-have list? Let me know in the comments below.
The LEGO VIP Rewards Center has been updated recently to include a freebie that will certainly evoke some feelings of nostalgia among Stranger Things fans. LEGO has now listed the LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook as one of the redeemable items in the revamped VIP rewards system. The hardback sketchbook comes in a witty and classic VHS design that imitates the popular cassette tape from the 80s. It’s worth 1,500 VIP points and rightfully so given the premium look and feel of this freebie.
The LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook also comes with a slipcase that features the promotional image that was first released by LEGO during the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set in May of this year. This promotional item comes with 120 pages and measures in at 103mm by 184mm. Here’s the complete product description for your reference.
LEGO Stranger Things Sketchbook
Use your VIP points for this limited edition Stranger Things Sketchbook
Head back to the 1980’s with this vintage style Stranger Things sketchbook. The ideal companion for your adventures around the town of Hawkins or anywhere else!
This video cassette inspired hardcover sketchbook contains 120 pages for your notes and doodles. Comes with a cardboard slip case featuring instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series. A great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to show their passion for the series. Size 103 x 184mm.
If you wish to bring home with you that 80’s classic vibe in LEGO brick form, then be sure to check out LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Shop@Home. It comes in at 2,287 pieces and features an array of must-have minifigs based on the hit Netflix series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the terrifying Demogorgon. Purchasing this set gives you an additional 1,300 VIP points, and if you’re holding back on those previously earned VIP points then I guess spending it in this classy sketchbook is something that you will not regret. Another great bonus is the fact that the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) promotional is still up as of this posting, with this gift-with-purchase set appearing in your basket upon checkout.
LEGO has revealed its last exclusive SDCC 2019 LEGO minifigure earlier today. Following the reveal of other minifig exclusives such as the LEGO DC Zebra Batman and LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Advanced Suit, now comes one particular character from Netflix’s hit sci-fi series that’s too hard to forget. The LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure will be given away to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 attendees via electronic lottery on July 20. Needless to say, this minifigure will be worth its weight in gold among LEGO and Netflix fans and I can just imagine how this will be ridiculously priced over at eBay.
Barb only made a brief appearance in the first few episodes of Stranger Things’ first season before she, unfortunately, fell prey to the terrifying Demogorgon. However, this is enough for the character to win the hearts of fans and the show’s cult following. This exclusive LEGO Stranger Things Barb minifigure is the third official LEGO Stranger Things product that the LEGO has officially released. It follows the impressive LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set currently available at LEGO Stores and LEGO Shop@Home, and the promotional make-an-take mini-build Castle Byers.
So what do you think about this SDCC 2019 LEGO minifig exclusive? Comment down below.
This particular MOC takes its inspiration from the vast tunnel system that the inter-dimensional aliens created underground. Though compact in size, it perfectly captured the details of the pumpkin patch and the descent that the team made led by Dustin. The level of detail on these underground tunnels is spot-on including its dark and dank environment and creepy tentacles. For added realism to this set, MartiMovi even added a minifigure scaled Demodog for good measure.
One of the first runner-up titles for the LEGO Ideas Iconically Stranger Things building contest was awarded to builder Ragaru for the ‘Demogorgon Figure‘. I have to admit right off the bat that this is one of the exceptionally mean-looking, and downright monstrous brick-built model of an already terrifying creature that I’ve ever seen. Ragaru’s fluid and organic brick composition simply gave this poseable other-worldly creature a more horrifying presence. As much as I love this build, I have no qualms over the fact that it ended as a runner-up. This build is so horrific that I dread the idea of seeing this at the hands of a younger LEGO builder.
Finally, we have a rather simple looking, but definitely an advanced build from accomplished builder, saabfan. Entitled ‘The Gang on Bikes‘, this MOC may look simplistic at first, but taking a closer look reveals how he cleverly used few LEGO pieces to capture the important details of each Hawkins character. I’m always impressed by minibuilds such as this because scaling things down in LEGO form while remaining faithful to how the original subject looks like is surely an impressive feat.
Both the Grand Prize winner and Runner-Ups will receive the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set valued at $200 USD. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a $300 USD shopping spree at LEGO Shop@Home, while Runner Ups will get a $200 USD LEGO Shop@Home voucher. Congratulations to all the winners and cheers for more awesome builds to come!
To celebrate the launch of the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) a few weeks ago, LEGO also threw in a sweet Make and Take Event at it’s Flatiron (NY) and Leicester (London) LEGO Stores. Needless to say, the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers was a hit to LEGO and Netflix fans where in-store patrons get to build this iconic fort in the woods and bring them home at the same. Eventually, building instructions were released online showing how to recreate this 48-piece set less the two exclusive stickers of course. Of course, if we will have our way, it will be nice to have this Make and Take promotional be available across all LEGO brand stores in the country. And thanks to a report by The Brick Fan, it might be the case
It was rumored that after the initial debut of both the Upside Down (75810) and the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers, the latter will eventually be introduced as the next Make and Take promotional across LEGO Stores in the US. LEGO Stores are somehow mum about this, but according to The Brick Fan, registration for this event may actually start tomorrow, June 10. That’s good news especially if you’re a devoted LEGO collector. I know this set is relatively easy to make with all its parts readily available in your modest LEGO collection. However, if you’re a LEGO completionist and wishes to have the exclusive Castle Byers stickers that go with it, then be sure to check out with your local LEGO store to confirm this Make and Take promotional.
The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home retailing for $199.99 USD. Coming in at 2,287 pieces with eight (8) instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon.
So, how’s that LEGO Stranger Things hype? It’s now a day since the late-night/midnight launch events in NYC and London where the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) was a massive hit with everyone who saw it. And aside from the set’s official reveal, attendees of the respective events had a great time with the crowds, spectacle, and entertainment. Part of the activities offered during thelaunch of 75810 was a Make-and-Take event. Those who joined in got the opportunity to build a miniature of another famous landmark from “Stranger Things.” Who can resist the sight of a LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers mini-build, that little fort in the woods? Can anyone not be charmed by a LEGO interpretation?
A Reddit user has done LEGO and “Stranger Things” fans a solid by posting the LEGO Stranger Things Castle Byers Make-and-Take building instruction sheet. Like all M&Ts of the sort, the instructions are but two pages long. They should be easy to follow for curious builders who couldn’t be there for the actual launch events.
Even if a LEGO fan needs to hunt down some parts listed online, he won’t need to spend much. A calculation done on the Reddit post claims the total for all bricks to be roughly $5 only. About the only details permanently missing from self-builds of LEGO Castle Byers are the label-stickers for the signs.
Back with the star of the shows last Tuesday-Wednesday, VIPs can get LEGO Stranger Things – The Upside Down (75810) now. The rest will have to wait until June 1. We also invite you to look back at the nifty and fun promoteasers LEGO presented before/after the set’s official reveal.
By now the trail is pretty much clear. And after several teases on social media, it looks like LEGO has finally lifted the mystery surrounding its latest offering. Coming in at 2,287 pieces and retailing for $199.99 USD, we now have the LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set inspired by the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Check out the following crystal clear images and official product description.
LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)
Ages 16+. 2,287 pieces US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK
The ultimate LEGO® Stranger Things model to build and collect!
Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO® Stranger Things toy – 75810 The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will’s bedroom, the living room and the dining room. The Upside Down version of the house, from an alternate dimension, features all the rooms from the real-world model but with a dark, vine-covered, dilapidated look that fans will instantly recognize from the series. With 8 Stranger Things figures, each with its own accessories, this playset makes a great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to build and display this model to show their passion for the series.
This LEGO® Stranger Things toy includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
The Byers’ house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will’s bedroom.
The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
Will’s bedroom plays a central role in the series, which this model faithfully replicates, including details like Will’s boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters.
The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element and a potted plant.
The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’.
The Upside Down set captures the look and feel from the Netflix original series, including creepy vines, dark coloring and a dilapidated look.
Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.
Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talkie, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise’, and Eleven’s waffle.
This Stranger Things collectible includes over 2,200 pieces and comes in 11 bags, so the real world and The Upside Down can be built at the same time for a shared building experience.
Measures over 12” (32cm) tall, 17” (44cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.
The LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810) set will be available for an early release for LEGO VIP members on May 15, and at all LEGO stores and shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1. The set measures 44.6 x 32.8 centimeters, and uses some interesting pieces and building techniques to replicate the rotting, deteriorating aspect of the Upside Down. The set also features a kind of flip action that lets you switch between the normal and Upside Down worlds. The reverse side of the set also underscores some of the most significant parts of the Byers home, including its famous Christmas lights and alphabet wall. I’m quite intrigued about the stability of this set, and on how this will manage to stand on its own. I’m also interested to see how the Demogorgon will fair in its LEGO minifig form. Word also has it that this will be the only licensed set under the Stranger Things theme, so it might be better for LEGO fans of the hit Netflix series to keep a close eye on this.
In case you don’t know yet, the cool builders behind Build Better Bricks also has their own custom brick-built version of the Byer’s House available in their site. Be sure to visit B3’s website to check out the building instructions for this custom set.
LEGO Stranger Things: to say that is both weird and exciting as one thinks of the possibilities. The hit Netflix series is both a 1980s nostalgia trip and a scary cool coming-of-age story. It also becomes perhaps one of LEGO’s big-boy (age-wise) licensed franchises alongside LEGO Overwatch and the like. After building a foundation of anticipation with their first teases, LEGO is now ready to promote their LEGO Stranger Things sets. It’s no longer a secret that the theme will launch next week at the Leicester Square LEGO Store. New details have popped up about it though, as updated on the LEGO events page on Facebook.
For starters, not only will the LEGO Stranger Things line be introduced there at London, there will be autographs signed. By that we mean Leicester LEGO Store buyers of the new set can meet their lead designer, Justin Ramden. He’ll be on hand to sign.
One more thing: there will be a suggested dress theme for Londoner guests appearing at the product launch. As if you don’t know, it’ll be an Eighties party there on the 15th, with “tubular” refreshments on hand for all comers.
Collectors should save £179.99 for this LEGO Strangers set. Furthermore, only 400 participants will be able to buy the set at Leicester Square on launch day. Lastly, each buyer can only have two sets max per purchase, to leave enough for everyone on that day. With that, we’ll leave you with this curious “80’s era” LEGO commercial that we think is part of the promotion.