LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312) Officially Announced

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO has officially revealed the LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312) set. There were images of it that showed up online a few days ago but we now get the details of it. It will be available starting on November 1 for a retail price of USD/Euro 24.99 and if you’re in New York City on October 28, you can meet the designer of the set Maia Weinstock, aka 20tauri.

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO® set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

A personal tribute to pioneers

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock combined three of her personal passions in designing the Women of NASA set for LEGO® Ideas: space exploration, the history of women in science and engineering, and LEGO building.

“I thought people might like to build their own display featuring minifigures of accomplished women in the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] professions. For the vignettes, I wanted to contextualize each person in terms of her contribution to NASA history.”

“I was absolutely elated when the project reached 10,000 supporters! The set clearly touched and inspired many, as it reached 10,000 supporters in just 15 days. The night on which it appeared we’d reach 10K, I stayed up until 4:30 or 5 in the morning so that I could watch the 10,000th vote come in. I didn’t get much sleep that day, but it was thrilling!”

LEGO® Designers Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges were thrilled to help refine Maia’s model into an official LEGO set.

“I was extremely excited about working on this one, especially as I had already heard of it and really wanted it to become a set,” says Gemma. “My focus was on ensuring that the model had stability, the colors were aligned and the subjects were accurately portrayed, all while staying respectful to the design of the original model.”

For Marie, “The main challenge in designing the minifigures and the decorations was that I could not make anything up. Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women. It was beautiful to hear some of the stories behind the scenes, like how Sally’s name tag was changed from ‘Sally Ride’ to just ‘Sally’ at her own request.”

Pre-release box signing event

To celebrate the upcoming release of the Women of NASA set we’re happy to have Maia Weinstock join us at the Flatiron District LEGO Store in New York City to meet and greet fans, while signing the Women of NASA LEGO set at this exclusive pre-release event.

Date: 28th October, 2017 from 10am – 2pm
Location: LEGO Store, 200 5th Avenue, Flatiron District, New York City.

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)

LEGO Ideas Women of NASA (21312)


LEGO Ideas Jaguar E-Type Roadster Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Jaguar E-Type Roadster by Ozzyeatingbats is the latest project to get 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project is a 1:10 scale representation of the iconic car and consists of about 1,664 pieces. If this car looks familiar, you may have seen it in the Austin Powers films and in Mad Men.

The Jaguar E-Type Roadster now joins the Pop-Up Book, Boat House Diner, and The Lighthouse as the projects to reach the Third 2017 Review Stage.


Amazon 100 Hottest Holiday Toys LEGO Picks

The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and Amazon has released their list of the 100 hottest holiday toys which, of course, includes some LEGO sets. Below are what the online giant recommends for this year.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny’s Bounty (70618)

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (17101)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

LEGO Juniors Snow White’s Forest Cottage (10738)


LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran (41317)

LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box (10696)

LEGO Juniors Shark Attack (10739)

LEGO Star Wars Elite Praetorian Guard (75529)

LEGO Classic Creative Supplement (10693)

LEGO Star Wars Rey (75528)

LEGO DUPLO My First Carousel (10845)

LEGO Minecraft the Crafting Box 2.0 (21135)

KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309)

LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train (10847)

LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box (10703)


LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train (10254)

Epic LEGO Adventures with Bricks You Already Have

LEGO Star Wars Chewbacca (75530)

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Ski Lift (41324)

LEGO Friends Heartlake Puppy Daycare (41124)

LEGO DUPLO Town Santa’s Winter Holiday (10837)

The LEGO Batman Movie The Batmobile (70905)

LEGO Classic Quad Pack (66554)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Video Game

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Chalet (41323)

LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box (10698)

LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Box-of-Fun (10572)

LEGO Star Wars Resistance Transport Pod (75176)


LEGO Named Top Brand in Licensing.biz 2017 Power List

Licensing.biz has released their Power List for 2017 which is their list of the top 100 most influential brands in various categories. There was a couple of categories that The LEGO Group ranked in for this year. In the Character/Entertainment category, LEGO ranked second with their diverse character selection from all the themes that has been released.

In the overall Brand category, The LEGO Group ranked first as the top brand. This is their fifth consecutive year that LEGO has claimed the top spot for the Licensing.biz Power List. Some of the key things that helped LEGO take the crown as best Brand is the opening of their flagship store in Leicester Square, the British TV show LEGO Masters, as well as releasing the new UCS Millennium Falcon.


Marvel Black Panther Trailer and LEGO Set Speculation

The new trailer for Marvel Studio’s Black Panther dropped earlier today there was a lot of cool new things that were shown off. It is rumored that there will be two LEGO sets coming out in conjunction with the movie next year as I reported back in July. What could LEGO pack in two sets that will have a big impact for fans or will it be something like the LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 or Spider-Man: Homecoming sets from earlier this year?

One thing that we’ll most likely get is Black Panther in the new tech suit. I’m guessing that we’ll also see Erik Killmonger in the Golden Jaguar suit since he is one of the villains in the movie. As for the sets, one possibility is the ship that was seen at the beginning of the trailer because ships are a staple in movie tie-in sets. Another possibility is the chase scene at the end which also shows off Ulysses Klaue with a new arm.

What are you guys hoping to see in the LEGO Black Panther sets? Let us know in the comments below.


LEGO Bricktober 2017 City Jungle (5004940) Now Available

LEGO Bricktober 2017 City Jungle (5004940)

If you needed a reminder, the third week of the LEGO Bricktober 2017 promotion at Toys R Us has kicked off here in the US. For this week when you make a purchase of $50 or more in-store, you can get the LEGO City Jungle minifigures for free. If your store has any left, you can also now purchase The LEGO Batman Movie (5004939) set outright for $20.

This week’s promotion has already happened in other countries and will be happening in the UK in November. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of the LEGO City Bricktober set left over after this week as it is fairly weak compared to the LEGO Ninjago and TLBM ones.

LEGO Bricktober 2017 City Jungle (5004940)


The LEGO Ninjago Movie Fidget Spinner Promotion at LEGOLAND Discover Center

Apparently the fidget spinner hype is still going on with LEGO. If you’re heading to a LEGOLAND Discover Center, there’s a promotion in the retail shop for an exclusive The LEGO Ninjago Movie Fidget Spinner. You can get the 23 piece set with a purchase of $35 or more at the LEGOLAND Discover Center retail shop, while supplies last.

Back in May when the popularity of fidget spinners was at its peak, LEGO released some building instructions for their own version of the toy. The LEGO Ninjago Movie fidget spinner has the same concept with some slight part changes but this one has some exclusive 2×2 tiles of Garmadon, Master Wu, Lloyd, Kai, and Nya.

NINJAGO® Fidget Spinner Promotion: Spend $50 in our LEGO® Store and you’ll get a limited edition NINJAGO® fidget spinner for FREE! Hurry, offer valid while supplies last, or until the Shark Army stops by and spoils the fun*.

Fine print: *Spend $50 or more in one transaction only & receive one free spinner while supplies last. Not valid at LEGO® Stores, shop.LEGO.com, or other retailers. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Retail Store reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without advance notice. See Retail associate for more details.

**Via mc_survival_man**

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