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Top 10 LEGO 2016 Sets

I’ve had quite a few readers asking if I would do a post about my top 10 LEGO sets of 2016. Since this is the last week of the year, I guess this is now a good time to do that post. According to Brickset, there was 828 sets released this year, including gift with purchase sets, so whittling it down to 10 is quite hard to do. Again, this is just my list of top 10 sets and may vary from other people.


10. LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827)

Probably one of the best items for any Ghostbusters fan is the Firehouse Headquarters (75827). Coming in at over 4,600 pieces, there is a ton of little details from both the original Ghostbusters movies that you can find. Check out my review of the set here.

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9. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057)

As one of the largest non-D2C LEGO Marvel Super Heroes set to be released, the Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge (76057) is a great set with lots of exclusive minifigures included such as Scarlet Spider and Kraven. Many fans have even bought two sets to make a complete bridge.

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8. LEGO Creator Vacation Getaways (31052)

This 3-in-1 set is a pretty neat set that looks great as the standard model but can also be rebuilt into a summer home and a yacht. The RV is one of the best models of this type of vehicle I’ve seen.

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7. LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures (71012)

Fans were surprised that LEGO released a series of Collectible Minifigures based on some memorable Disney characters but they’ve been a hit and have been well-received by the community. Check out my review of the set here.

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6. LEGO City Fun in the Park – City People Pack (60134)

One of the more anticipated sets of the year due to its exposure during Toy Fair season was the LEGO City Fun in the Park – City People Pack (60134). The main things that made it stand out was the new wheelchair as well as the baby minifigure which were all new molds at the time.

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5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058)

The Spider-Man: Ghost Rider Team-Up (76058) is one of my favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets of the year mainly because of the Ghost Rider minifigure. I’m sure many other fan feel the same way. The Hell Cycle isn’t a bad of a build either. Check out my review of the set here.

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4. LEGO Creator Volkswagen Beetle (10252)

The LEGO Creator line keeps coming out with great sets and this year’s vehicle was the Volkswagen Beetle (10252). A very fun build combined with the nice color scheme makes it one of the best sets of 2016 for me. Check out my review here.

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3. LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056)

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) was my first LEGO Technic build and I was very impressed with it from the packaging to the finished build. Although the price point is fairly high, the premium feel of the set as a whole justifies the price. Check out my review of the set here.

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2. LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R (21307)

LEGO Ideas has been stepping up with the details of the sets and the Caterham Seven 620R (21307) is a prime example of that. There’s a lot of little details in the set that makes it one of my top LEGO sets of 2016. Check out my full review of the set here.

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1. LEGO Disney Castle (71040)

Out of all the D2C LEGO sets that have been released in 2016, probably the singular set that generated the most hype was the Disney Castle (71040). This massive set is packed with details from various Disney franchises which you can find throughout the build.

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LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights Official Trailer

LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights

Disney has released the official trailer for LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights which was announced earlier this year. The animated shorts will bring back some of the original Frozen characters including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and a new characters named Little Rock. The shorts will also feature the original voice cast of the movie including Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Josh Gad (Olaf). The shorts will air on the Disney Channel starting on December 9 at 8pm.

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LEGO Disney Moana Winter 2017 Official Images Plus Box Art Images

LEGO Disney Moana's Island Adventure (41149)

There are now official images of the LEGO Disney Moana sets as well as box art images of the other Disney sets in the wave which we saw a few days ago. You’ll notice that the boxes are not pink anymore like with the LEGO Disney Princess set but more of a neutral teal color.


Moana’s Island Adventure (41149)

LEGO Disney Moana's Island Adventure (41149)


Moana’s Ocean Voyage (41150)

LEGO Disney Moana's Ocean Voyage (41150)

LEGO Disney Moana's Ocean Voyage (41150)


Berry’s Kitchen (41143)

LEGO Disney Berry's Kitchen (41143)

LEGO Disney Berry's Kitchen (41143)


Petite’s Royal Stable (41144)

LEGO Disney Petite's Royal Stable (41144)

LEGO Disney Petite's Royal Stable (41144)


Anna’s Snow Adventure (41147)

LEGO Disney Anna's Snow Adventure (41147)

LEGO Disney Anna's Snow Adventure (41147)


Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace (41148)

LEGO Disney Elsa's Magical Ice Palace (41148)

LEGO Disney Elsa's Magical Ice Palace (41148)


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LEGO Disney Winter 2017 Official Images

LEGO Disney Moana's Ocean Voyage (41150)

More official images are continuing to be revealed as Brickset has posted three of the newly rebranded LEGO Disney theme sets. If you remember from last month, we had our first look at the Disney sets with Moana’s Ocean Voyage (41150) based on the upcoming movie.

For two of the sets, it looks like they’ll be featuring some of the Disney Palace Pets. The other set that was revealed was a new castle for Elsa from Frozen.


Berry’s Kitchen (41143)

LEGO Disney Berry's Kitchen (41143)

LEGO Disney Berry's Kitchen (41143)


Petite’s Royal Stable (41144)

LEGO Disney Petite's Royal Stable (41144)

LEGO Disney Petite's Royal Stable (41144)


Anna’s Snow Adventure (41147)

LEGO Disney Anna's Snow Adventure (41147)

LEGO Disney Anna's Snow Adventure (41147)


Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace (41148)

LEGO Disney Elsa's Magical Ice Palace (41148)

LEGO Disney Elsa's Magical Ice Palace (41148)


Moana’s Island Adventure (41149)

LEGO Disney Moana's Island Adventure (41149)

LEGO Disney Moana's Island Adventure (41149)


Moana’s Ocean Voyage (41150)

LEGO Disney Moana's Ocean Voyage (41150)

LEGO Disney Moana's Ocean Voyage (41150)


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LEGO Disney Moana on the High Seas (41150) First Look

LEGO Disney Moana on the High Seas (41150)

If you glanced over the December 2016 LEGO Store Calendar from earlier today, you may have noticed something new on the back. We now have our first official look at one of the the new LEGO Disney Moana sets based on the movie with Moana on the High Seas (41150).

It’s kind of hard to tell from the image but the set has a little island area as well as a little raft with a sail. You also get the Moana minidoll as well as the Maui bigfig.

The calendar states that the set will be available in December and there’s another set coming in 2017. What do you guys think of the set? Does it strike your fancy?

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LEGO Disney Castle (71040) Now Available for General Public

LEGO Disney Castle (71040)

If you haven’t been able to purchase the LEGO Disney Castle (71040) during the VIP early access, you can now purchase the set on [email protected]icon. The Disney Castle has been temporarily out of stock for a while on both [email protected] and at LEGO Brand Stores since it was released a few weeks ago. I have a feeling that it will be out of stock again in a few days so get it while you can or if you prefer to wait until October, you can get Double VIP Points on it.

Update: It has sold out temporarily online and word is it will be back at the end of September.

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LEGO Disney Castle (71040) Now Available for VIPs

LEGO Disney Castle (71040)

The time you’ve been waiting for is now here! LEGO VIP members can now purchase the LEGO Disney Castle (71040)icon on [email protected] The set contains 4,080 pieces and retails for $349.99. The Disney Castle will also be available at LEGO Brand Stores when they open up in the morning. If you’re not a VIP member, the set will be available to the general public on September 1. I totally expect LEGO to run out of stock pretty quickly so I suggest getting your orders in early. I’ll have my review of the set soon so stay tuned for that.

71040 The Disney Castle

Ages 16+. 4,080 pieces.
US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £289.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Welcome to the magical Disney Castle!

Bring the magical world of Disney to your home with The Disney Castle. This highly detailed LEGO® model with over 4,000 pieces offers a rewarding build and play experience, and comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. The intricately detailed facade and towers replicate the iconic Walt Disney World® Resort Cinderella Castle, and each accessible castle room includes special features inspired by some of Disney’s greatest animated feature films, providing endless play possibilities with the included minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell, or other characters from your collection.

• Includes 5 minifigures: Mickey Mouse with a tuxedo, Minnie Mouse with red dress, Donald Duck with classic outfit, Daisy Duck with pink skirt, lavender colored shoes and a bow, and Tinker Bell with wig element, skirt, wings and a magic wand.

• The Disney Castle features a detailed facade with a stone bridge, clock, wide arched entrance, ornate balconies, spired towers, plus a four-story main building and a five-story, golden-spired main tower, both containing rooms with assorted Disney-inspired features and elements.

• Castle main building first floor features the main hall with large arched doorway, mosaic floor tiling, ornate chandelier, suits of armor, shield-decorated walls, grandfather clock, floor-standing vase with buildable flower elements, magic carpet and a golden lamp.

• Castle main building second-floor room features buildable dark-blue curtains with curtain pole, ornate buildable candelabra and rose, and glass case elements.

• Castle main building third-floor room features a chest with book of spells, mop and bucket elements, and access to the main tower second-floor room.

• Castle main building fourth-floor bedroom features a detailed bed with decorative golden headboard elements.

• Main tower first-floor kitchen features a large redbrick-patterned stove, workbench, buildable broom and pumpkin, plus pots, pans and assorted kitchen and food elements.

• Main tower second-floor room includes a spinning wheel and access to the castle main building third-floor room.

• Main tower third-floor room features a chest containing brush, scissor and lock of black hair elements, plus a balcony with 2 stud shooters for a firework-display function.

• Main tower fourth-floor room features a golden mirror, plus red apple and glass vase elements.

• Main tower fifth-floor room features a window bench and an arched window.

• Also includes 2 frogs and a golden crown element.

• Remove part of the roof section to discover the glass slipper element and fairy-tale book element with printed cover.

• Launch the fireworks and let the magic begin!

• Combine with other LEGO® minifigure characters for endless adventures!

• This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12 and over.

• This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.

• The Disney Castle measures over 29” (74cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.

• Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 1, 2016

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