There are now official images of the upcoming LEGO Ray the Castaway (40566) gift with purchase set. The 243 piece set should be available from October 1-13 with purchases of $120, while supplies last.
The build was part of a LEGO Ideas contest I which the fan designer, DadiTwins, was named winner offl the Seaside contest back in May 2021. From looking at it, the final build looks to be faithful to the original submission with some minor changes.
Escape the everyday and join Ray the Castaway on a brick-built desert island with this LEGO® Ideas set (40566). Build palm trees, a shelter and a raft, and bring the scene to life with the Ray minifigure, plus parrot, crab and 2 fish figures. This competition-winning model was created by LEGO fan designers and makes a delightful gift for adults or any LEGO enthusiast.
Colorful desert island model (40566) for play and display – Build a life on a brick-built desert island for Ray the Castaway with this LEGO® Ideas competition-winning model, created by fan designers
Realistic details – The desert island model features a buildable shelter, raft and palm trees, plus a Ray minifigure and parrot, crab and 2 fish figures
LEGO Fan Media Days is going on right now in Denmark headquarters and there’s a Q&A session during the reveal of the new LEGO Star Wars The Razor Crest (75331). The most compelling answer according to Brickset was a question asked by David from Solid Brix Studios which confirms that future Ultimate Collector Series plaques will be printed in future sets. There was no mention of when that will happen but it won’t be happening in the next few ones including the Razor Crest. There was also no mention if it was just the LEGO Star Wars UCS sets or any other sets that include a plaque.
LEGO has officially revealed the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series set with The Razor Crest (75331) from The Mandalorian. Releasing on October 7, October 3 for VIPs, the set has 6,187 pieces and will retail for $599.99/£519,99/€599,99.
Coming in at 72cm long, the ship features details found on the ship from the show such as removable engines and a cockpit, an escape pod, and a minifigure-size carbon-freezing chamber. The minifigures in the set are Grogu, the Mandalorian, Mythrol, and Kuiil riding on a brick-built Blurrg.
LEGO STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN RAZOR CREST SET – PRESS RELEASE
NEW LEGO® STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN RAZOR CREST SET REVEALED
26th September 2022: The LEGO Group is thrilled to reveal their latest Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) – the LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest construction set based on the starship from the beloved series The Mandalorian. The new LEGO Star Wars The Mandalorian Razor Crest set measures an impressive 72cm long, making it the biggest-ever LEGO model of the starship, and is ready to take you on bounty-hunting adventures across the galaxy!
Made up of 6,187 pieces and rich in details, the LEGO Star Wars Razor Crest set includes removable engines and a cockpit, an escape pod, and a minifigure-size carbon-freezing chamber, as well as minifigures featuring the characters of Grogu, the Mandalorian, Mythrol, and Kuiil on a buildable Blurrg model. Once built, you can proudly display your LEGO Star Wars creation with an innovative stand and information plaque.
The Mandalorian series is a global phenomenon. The
Pixar’s Up House With Balloons by Vaicko is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 2,995 piece build features the the iconic house from with that can be displayed with or without the balloons. The house is complete with a detailed interior and the balloons go to the house using a beam. It also proposes minifigures of Carl Fredricksen, Ellie, Russell, and brick-built models of Kevin and Dug.
The project joins Ancient Roman Temple, This is Fine, Castle Dracula, Pac-Man Moving Display, The Lost City, Japanese Courtyard Garden 坪庭, and The Travel Suitcase as the ones to reach the Third 2022 Review Stage.
Amazon currently has a promotion going on where you can save $10 when you buy $50 of select LEGO sets. The selection for this round is pretty decent and some of the sets have already been discounted.
This promotion sort of matches what Target is offering where you can get a $10 Target gift card when you spend $50. The only difference is that you can save a bit more since you can use your Target RedCard and you can earn VIP points on your purchase.
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The Travel Suitcase by Brick Dangerous is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build has 1,780 pieces and it is a suitcase that opens up to reveal a whole scene inside.
The project joins Ancient Roman Temple, This is Fine, Castle Dracula, Pac-Man Moving Display, The Lost City, and Japanese Courtyard Garden 坪庭 as the ones to reach the Third 2022 Review Stage.
If you’re still using the LEGO Hidden Side app for whatever reason, you only have a few months left on it. When you start up the app, you get a message from J.B. saying that the servers will be shutting down and the app will become discontinued at the beginning of 2023. The theme ended at the end of 2020 and I was surprised that the game actually lasted this long.
Although LEGO is still committed to the long-term digitialization goal, it hasn’t really worked out for them according to the last few themes that required apps. LEGO Fusion back in 2014 was a total flop. LEGO Hidden Side had potential but didn’t last either. LEGO VIDIYO was cancelled after only a few month but is looking to release new play experiences in 2023. The LEGO Super Mario theme doesn’t seem to be doing well either. The Luigi’s Mansion sets are already discounted and they don’t seem to be moving. Let’s see what LEGO has planned for other app-required themes but so far, kids seem to like to keep their physical and digital play separate.