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LEGO Seasonal Easter Rabbits Display (40523) Review

LEGO Seasonal Easter Rabbits Display (40523)

A new LEGO Seasonal set releasing in a few days is the Easter Rabbits Display (40523) which consists of 288 pieces and will retail for $12.99. The 2022 Seasonal sets feature a pair of animals corresponding to a particular holiday as well as a small scene. What’s nice about this year’s sets is that two people can build at the same time as the instructions are separated by builds as well as it having numbered bags.

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LEGO Star Wars Defense of Hoth (40557) Now Available on LEGO Shop

The LEGO Star Wars Defense of Hoth (40557) is now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. The set has 64 pieces and retails for $14.99 and it includes three Hoth Rebel Trooper minifigures. Remember to use Rakuten to get some cash back on your purchase.

Youngsters can play out their own ice planet battles with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Defense of Hoth accessory set (40557). It features 3 Hoth Rebel Trooper LEGO minifigures, each with blaster rifles, plus a buildable rotating laser cannon blaster (non-shooting) and 2 tripod guns. Awesome for solo or social play, this easy-to-build set makes a fun gift for creative kids aged 6 and up, whether they are new to LEGO Star Wars building toys or adding to their collection.

• Action-packed play – Let the battles begin with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Defense of Hoth accessory set (40557), featuring a rotating laser cannon blaster and 2 tripod guns
• 3 Hoth Rebel Trooper LEGO® minifigures – Each trooper has a blaster rifle for role play. Give this 64-piece building toy to kids aged 6 and up as a holiday or birthday gift
• Play on the go – The laser cannon blaster measures over 2 in. (5 cm) high, 2.5 in. (7 cm) wide and 2.5 in. (6 cm) deep. The whole set can fit in a child’s backpack ready for play wherever they go

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BrickLink Designer Program Round 3 Preview

Round 3 of the BrickLink Designer Program should be starting some time in 2022 and there are nine projects left in this beginning run of program. These projects initially hit 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas but were not approved to become an official LEGO Ideas set but they have a second chance at becoming a LEGO set if it is one of the first five projects to reach 3,000 pre-orders in a particular round.

For Round 3, there are nine final projects which you can check out below. There were two projects that were from previous rounds that got pushed back to the final round which may or may not be good since there are a few nice ones that are competing with them for the five spots. Most of the projects are still in the test building stage so there’s still lots of time left to get them ready to be voted on.


Space Troopers!


1950s Diner


Train Station: Studgate


Working Waterfall


Exploratorium


Winter Chalet


Modular Construction Site


Mountain View Observatory


Brickwest Studios

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LEGO Art Batman (31205) Teaser

LEGO has released a new teaser on social media which suggests a new LEGO Art Batman set coming soon. It is rumored that it will have set number 31205 for a DC Collection Batman set and the teaser says “Who Framed Batman?” The official announcement for the set should be coming real soon now.

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LEGO Vintage Taxi (40532) GWP First Look

There are now images of a new gift with purchase set coming soon with the LEGO Vintage Taxi (40532). The information on when or how to get it is still unconfirmed since there’s no more store calendars but it is reported that it will be available starting on January 28 with purchases of $200/£200. The set does look great next to the new LEGO Boutique Hotel but it’s a bummer that it didn’t come out when the hotel was launched at the beginning of the month. Hopefully, LEGO will update the details on the Promotions, Offers, and Events page so fans can start planning their purchases.

**Via The Brothers Brick**

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LEGO Ideas The Library Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Library by Jiwoo is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 2,990 piece build features a modular library that has three floors. The side is able to be opened so the interior can be seen openly.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, Wild West Mine, LEGO Koala, LEGO Toilet, Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Station!, Steampunk Airship, The Kit-Cat Clock, and Tales of the Space Age as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Tales of the Space Age by john_carter is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build features three pictures depicting space scenes from the 80’s style of classic posters and book covers. The backs have a Technic frame so they can be hanged on the wall if desired.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, Wild West Mine, LEGO Koala, LEGO Toilet, Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Station!, Steampunk Airship, and The Kit-Cat Clock as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas The Kit-Cat Clock Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Kit-Cat Clock by Mukkinn is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 1,300 piece build is based on the old school cat clock that has a gear mechanism that makes the eyes and tail move.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, Wild West Mine, LEGO Koala, LEGO Toilet, Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Station!, and Steampunk Airship as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Lunar New Year Free Building Instructions

LEGO has released some new Lunar New Year activities on the LEGO Shop. There are some free downloadable instructions for a Pagoda (104 pieces) and a Lantern (33 pieces). You’ll have to supply your own parts but they can be used for small decorations.

There are also some finger puppet origami instructions for Year of the Tiger as well as for the Year of the Pig. The instructions are the same for both animals but you can decorate whatever animal you prefer.

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LEGO City Summer 2022 Rumored Farm Sets

There are some rumors regarding the summer 2022 LEGO City sets which involves new farm sets coming soon. According to StoneWars, there are three farms sets plus another wildlife safari set that are set to be released in June:

• Chicken Coop (60344) – 101 pieces
• Vegetable Delivery Truck (60345) – 310 pieces
• Farm with Animals (60346) – 230 pieces
• Wildlife Rescue Mission (60353) – 246 pieces

The Chicken Coop is said to have three chickens plus a golden chicken. The Vegetable Delivery Truck is reported to have some rabbits. Finally, the Farm with Animals will probably be the go-to set having six animals including a cow, calf, pig, piglet, sheep, and lamb. There’s no details on the wildlife set at this time.

Obviously, it’s still too early to confirm whether these sets are true or not but StoneWars does have a good track record of reporting new sets.

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LEGO Ideas Steampunk Airship Achieves 10,000 Supporters Again

The Steampunk Airship by BrickHammer is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas again. This is the exact same project that hit the goal last year but was rejected when it was grouped up with 56 other projects in the First 2021 Review Stage.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, Wild West Mine, LEGO Koala, LEGO Toilet, and Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Station! as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO BrickHeadz 2022 Sets Now Available on LEGO Shop

LEGO has just released some of the new 2022 LEGO BrickHeadz for purchase on the LEGO Shop. The Lion Dance Guy (40540) and the two Pets which includes the St. Bernard (40543) and the French Bulldog (40544) are now available after a short delay for North America. Remember to use Rakuten to earn some cash back on your purchases.

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LEGO VIDIYO Discontinued at End of January 2022

In July 2021, LEGO released a statement on pausing the LEGO VIDIYO theme until further notice and today, LEGO has announced that the theme will indeed be discontinued. The past few months the LEGO VIDIYO team has been testing new ideas for the theme to make it a sustainable business but it turns out that it wouldn’t work. LEGO will be discontinuing the theme on January 31 but the app will still be supported for another two years. You can read the official statement below.

In July 2021 we decided to pause the LEGO VIDIYO roll-out to review performance and test new ideas. Through the extensive quantitative and qualitative research we have undertaken in the previous months, we have gained an enormous amount of learnings in terms of the music & content creation space and what it would take to succeed with the play experience, our go-to-market strategy in 2023 and not least how to build a sustainable business based on the VIDIYO experience.

Based on these insights we have decided to discontinue the physical VIDIYO products from January 31st 2022 but will continue to support the app experience for another two years to serve those consumers who have bought the products.

We still see great potential in pursuing music as a passion point and we will take learnings from LEGO VIDIYO as we continue to explore future fluid play experiences.

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LEGO Ideas Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Station! Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Station! by John Harvey is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build features a little city that fits all on a 16×16 baseplate.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, Wild West Mine, LEGO Koala, and LEGO Toilet as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga April 5 Release Date Announced

It has been announced that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will officially be released on April 5. The game has been in limbo for a few years due to COVID but it’s now ready to go. The Deluxe Edition for the game will include the Character Collection Bundle Pack and details for that have also been revealed.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Character Collection DLC Details Revealed

There are finally some new details for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga coming out of Amazon Mexico. The Deluxe Edition of the game will include a Character Collection Bundle Pack and it has been revealed that it will contain characters for The Mandalorian Season 1 & 2, The Bad Batch, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Classic Characters, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Trooper Pack. The new image shows Din Djarin and Grogu, Jyn Erso, and Hunter.

The release date for the game is still under wraps but a leak on the Microsoft Store suggests that the game will released on April 5 however there haven’t been any official announcement yet.

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LEGO Art Alternate Building Instructions in Rewards Center

There are some LEGO Art alternate building instructions that you can download in the Rewards Center. Although these particular instructions have been online for a while now, they were posted under the About page for the LEGO Art theme and you had to go to each set to find the instructions. In the Rewards Center, you can just download them from a single area without having to search for them.

For the World Map (31203), you can also build either Europe or a map Denmark with its pieces. For Mickey Mouse (31202), you can build alternate views of Mickey and Minnie. Finally, for the Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests (31201), you can create the Golden Snitch, Platform 9 3/4, or Hedwig.

World Map (31203)
Disney’s Mickey Mouse (31202)
Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests (31201)

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LEGO Ideas The Globe (21332) Review

The next LEGO Ideas set that will be released next is The Globe (21332) which consists of 2,585 pieces. It will retail for $199.99 and will be on store shelves on February 1. Fan designer Guillaume Roussel (Disneybrick555) hit the 10,000 supporter milestone for his idea on May 1, 2020 and it was announced as the winner on September 30.

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LEGO Sunflowers (40524) and High-Speed Train (40518) Available on LEGO Shop

If you didn’t see it yet, the LEGO Sunflowers (40524) and the LEGO Creator High-Speed Train (40518) are now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop in North America. The sets retail for $12.99 and $19.99, respectively, and they’re some of the more anticipated sets among fans even though there’s not big, elaborate sets.

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LEGO Star Wars January 2022 Sets Finally Available on LEGO Shop

The LEGO BrickHeadz Ahsoka Tano (40539), LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper Command Station (40558), and Snowtrooper Battle Pack (75320) are now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. After a short delay, they are finally available in North America. Ahsoka is the 150th BrickHeadz to be released and I’m guessing it’ll be a pretty popular one.

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The Brick Fan Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

I didn’t think that I would get to this point but The Brick Fan celebrates ten years of being on the Internet. A decade ago, the domain was registered and I still remember where I was when I registered it. Longtime readers may remember that the site went by another name but due to a trademark violation of the original site name, I had to change it and I think it stuck pretty well, don’t you think?

The Brick Fan was born a few months after my return from the “Dark Ages” and I wanted to document LEGO sets that I bought back then. My first set that I got was the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7965) which I still have built to this day. It went from me just taking pictures of various sets as a general hobby to going full time on it and reporting on LEGO news is what catapulted to what it is today.

Of course, it wouldn’t be here if there wasn’t for the readers who continue to support the site. I remember trying to get my name out there and to get 50 pageviews a day was an accomplishment to me. Then came 100 pageviews a day, then 1,000. After a year and a half, we finally got to 10,000 a day. Early last year, we managed to hit 100 million total views which is still a staggering number that I never thought it could reach.

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LEGO Ideas The Globe (21332) Officially Announced

LEGO has officially revealed the next LEGO Ideas set to be released with The Globe (21332). Releasing on February 1, the 2,585 piece set will retail for $199.99/€199.99/£174.99/319.99 AUD/269.99 CAD.

Coming from the approved LEGO Ideas project by Guillaume Roussel (Disneybrick555), the set features a realistic globe with printed tiles that glow in the dark and for the first time for a LEGO globe at this size, it is able to spin freely just like the real thing.

Make your way around the world with the newest LEGO® Ideas The Globe set

Billund, Denmark, 18 January, 2022: Explorers, get set for adventure! The LEGO Group has revealed the LEGO® Ideas The Globe, sure to spark fans’ imaginations of traveling around the world, exploring new places and building new memories.

The 2585-piece set beautifully shows a realistic, customizable vintage brick-built earth globe, with printed names of the continents and oceans that glow in the dark so you can display and see the world at every moment. In addition, once built the set spins, a first for a LEGO globe at this scale.

The set was designed as part of the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. France-based LEGO fan, Guillaume Roussel, was responsible for creating the concept for the LEGO Ideas The Globe – having been inspired by the tales of Jules Verne. Talking about how he approached the design, Guillaume said: “When approaching the design, I asked

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LEGO City Main Square (60271) Amazon Sale – January 2022

The LEGO City Main Square (60271) is currently on sale on Amazon for 23% off the regular price. It is now priced at $154.41 which saves you $45.58 and that drops the price/piece ratio to $0.10/piece. The set has been out since 2020 and this is one of the better deals for and the second lowest price it has been at.

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LEGO Ideas The LEGO Toilet Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The LEGO Toilet by NickLafreniere1 is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 550 piece build teaches you about the inner workings of a toilet which uses Technic pieces. It even comes with an information plaque with a mini toilet as well.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, Wild West Mine, and LEGO Koala as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas LEGO Koala Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The LEGO Koala by legotruman is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build an adult koala mom along with a baby koala, both of which are poseable.

The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn, The Legendary Concorde, and Wild West Mine as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone (21331) Designer Video

LEGO has released the designer video for the new LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone (21331). Design Manager Sam Johnson and Graphic Designer Lauren King talks about some of the many details that are in the set. One of these details is the scoreboard sticker which has some special numbers representing something unique to the fan designer Viv and the two LEGO designers. Also Dr. Eggman required LEGO to invest in new machinery to be able to rotate the element 45 degrees. There’s a lot more details that Sam and Lauren touch on so check it out in the video below.

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LEGO Ideas Wild West Mine Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Wild West Mine by Disney Recreation is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 1,464 piece build features a mine set in the wild west with a set of tracks going around it. The project now joins The Forestmen Secret Inn and The Legendary Concorde as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Retiring Soon Sets Restocked on LEGO Shop – January 2022

LEGO has just restocked a number of sets on the LEGO Shop that are soon to be retired. This might be the final time that they will be restocking so get them while you still can. This is also nice timing since the Year of the Tiger (40491) promotion is still going on until January 27.

LEGO Creator James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (10262)
Dinosaur Fossils (21320)
LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (92177)
LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down (75810)

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LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) Available at Walmart – January 2022

For those who missed the Zavvi offer the other day, Walmart is also selling the LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) as a standalone set. It is also retailing for $9.99 and it is still currently a gift with purchase promo over on the LEGO Shop where you have to spend $85 to get it.

I thought the Zavvi pre-order was just a fluke as a brand new GWP set isn’t supposed to be sold separately, especially since it just got released, but if Walmart is also selling them, does this mean that we can just buy upcoming GWPs in the future? We’ll see next month when that promo goes live, whenever that is. Thanks to Gordon for the heads up.

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Nuremberg Toy Fair 2022 Officially Cancelled

A few days ago, the Toy Association announced that the 2022 New York Toy Fair was officially cancelled and it looks like the Germans are following suit as the 2022 Nuremberg Toy Fair has also been cancelled. The event was set to take place next month but due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and exhibitors withdrawing, the organizers has decided to move the event to an online platform. At this point, I won’t be surprised if the London Toy Fair was cancelled too but they stated last week that the event will go on as intended. It doesn’t really matter since London is a closed event and photography and sharing details is prohibited.

Cancellation of the physical Spielwarenmesse 2022

The toy industry has been looking forward to the world’s leading event for the sector at the beginning of February. The rapid growth of the Omicron variant in recent days, however, and the resultant increasing number of cancellations to stands, has left the organiser, Spielwarenmesse eG, with no alternative – with a heavy heart it has to cancel Spielwarenmesse 2022 in Nuremberg. As an alternative, exhibitors, specialist retailers and media representatives can meet up on the Spielwarenmesse Digital platform.

“We have fought hard to be able to hold the live event and we received strong support initially from toy markets worldwide,” says Christian Ulrich, Spokesperson of the Executive Board at Spielwarenmesse eG. A large number of suppliers without international distribution networks appealed to the organisers even in December to continue with the fair, which is so important

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LEGO Exclusives Back in Stock – January 2022

If you’ve been waiting for some LEGO Exclusives to restock, there’s a few sets that are now available again on the LEGO Shop. Most of them have been out of stock since last year and have recently came back but there’s still some popular ones that are still temporarily out of stock. The Titanic (10294) has been going in and out the past few days so I suggest using the in-stock notification. It’s hit or miss but I’ve read that some people had success with it.

LEGO Boutique Hotel (10297) – $199.99
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Icons Collectors’ Edition (76391) – $249.99
LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) – $349.99
LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) – $799.99

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LEGO Indiana Jones Theme Rumored for 2022

There’s a new rumor that we could be seeing the return of the LEGO Indiana Jones theme later this year. StoneWars is reporting that an online ship has listed a range of sets (75571-75574) codenamed “Coconut” that will be releasing in October that suggests that the theme will make its return after 13 years. LEGO does codenames for various themes which includes “Banana” for Minions and “Leaf” for Super Mario and the coconut may be referencing the ones found in the LEGO Indiana Jones 2 video game. As always, these are purely rumors until LEGO announces them or images show up at an online shop.

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LEGO Digital Designer Shutting Down – BrickLink Studio Becomes Official 3D Building App

LEGO has announced that LEGO Digital Designer will be shut down on January 31 and LEGO BrickLink Studio will become the official 3D building app. LDD was released way back in 2004 and it was the main app used for digitial building and rendering. You can still download LDD until the end of the month but it won’t be updated or supported. After that, you can no longer download it.

In 2014, BrickLink created the BrickLink Studio and the program supported a number of other programs such as LDD and LDraw but it has since became one of the main focal points for BrickLink in the digital rendering space.

LEGO® BrickLink Studio to replace LEGO Digital Designer as the LEGO Group’s official 3D building app

The LEGO Digital Designer website will shut down at the end of January. BrickLink Studio welcomes LEGO Digital Designer users.

Billund, Denmark – January 12th, 2022: Today, the LEGO Group announces that BrickLink Studio will replace LEGO Digital Designer as the official virtual LEGO building software going forward. The LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) website will close on January 31st, after which time LDD will no longer be available for download. While downloaded versions of the LDD application will continue to work, people are encouraged to download BrickLink Studio, import their LDD files, and use Studio for 3D LEGO building files, and use Studio for 3D LEGO building.

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LEGO Pick a Brick Merging with Bricks & Pieces

In the wee hours this morning, LEGO announced some big changes coming to the LEGO Pick a Brick program as well as Brick & Pieces. Both programs will now be merged to a single platform so consumers can browse single elements in a centralized hub. Furthermore, shipping times in the US and Canada will now be faster as there will be a new fulfillment are in the US warehouse which will drop shipping times from 13-18 business days down to 5. Lastly, there will be a new thing called Build a mini which allows you to create your own minifigures. Unfortunately, it is stated that the trial will only be in Europe and Asia.

Background

Our current Pick a Brick and Bricks & Pieces setup means that consumers aren’t aware of the two different experiences. During 2021 we’ve been running tests and meeting with different consumer groups to better understand the current consumer experience.

Based on these learnings our next step will be to create a new merged experience on LEGO.com. We’ll merge Bricks and Pieces and Pick a Brick into one front-end experience where consumers can browse our portfolio of elements in one place more easily.

Additionally, we’ll improve the shipping time in the US and Canada by implementing a new fulfilment area in our US warehouse. This will reduce shipping time for our top 1,600 elements from 13-18 working days to up to 5 working days. There will likely be some shipping delays for a short time after we launch this experience.

What’s

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New York Toy Fair 2022 Officially Cancelled

In a statement that released today, the Toy Association has announced that the 2022 New York Toy Fair has been officially cancelled. The event was originally set to take place in February 19-22 but due to uncertain times during the pandemic, the best choice was to cancel the event. As we know, the NYTF has been one of the main events that LEGO usually uses to reveal summer sets but it looks like they’ll have to find another way to show them off.

New York, NY | January 11, 2022 – The Toy Association, producer of Toy Fair New York, the largest toy, play, and youth entertainment marketplace in the Western Hemisphere, has announced the cancellation of Toy Fair New York, originally set to take place, February 19 to 22, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City.

“Key to our efforts these past two weeks has been the balance of some 700 remaining committed toy manufacturers saying they need and want Toy Fair 2022 to build their businesses, weighing that against those departing and seriously on the fence, and needing to provide a sufficient quantity and quality across the retail buying community necessary to deliver a positive experience,” said Steve Pasierb, President & CEO of The Toy Association. “As that balance has shifted, we are obligated to make the best decision in everyone’s interest no matter how heartbreaking for so many and potentially damaging some business’ future prospects. The wide range of other events that occur across New York City during Toy Fair week

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LEGO Ideas The Legendary Concorde Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Legendary Concorde by Orbiter88 is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build consists of 1,355 pieces and it includes some features like a working landing gear and the droop nose. The project joins The Forestmen Secret Inn as the ones to reach the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Marvel 2022 Mechs Relisted for April 1 Release

LEGO has relisted the three LEGO Marvel 2022 mech sets on the LEGO Shop with a new release date of April 1. Last month, another fan media revealed an email communication with those who got review sets that there was some stability issues with them and the official launch date of January 1 would not be happening. Perhaps, LEGO has fixed the issues and the sets are ready to go but the images look the same as before. I’ve reached out for additional details but as of right now, the three mechs will be greenlighted for April 1.

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LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan (76980) Release Delayed

LEGO has announced that they are pausing the release of the upcoming LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan (76980) to review their partnership with Activision Blizzard. The set was set to be released on February 1 which was one of my more anticipated sets so far this year but there has been a lot of feedback in the community regarding the allegations in the workplace at Activision Blizzard and why the set is still be released. LEGO will share an update for their plans on the partnership when they reach a decision on if and how Activision addresses their employees’ concerns.

We are currently reviewing our partnership with Activision Blizzard, given concerns about the progress being made to address continuing allegations regarding workplace culture, especially the treatment of female colleagues and creating a diverse and inclusive environment. While we complete the review, we will pause the release of a LEGO Overwatch 2 product which was due to go on sale on February 1, 2022.

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LEGO VIP Collectible Coins Available Again in Rewards Center

The LEGO VIP Collectible Coins are now available in the LEGO Rewards Center for those who didn’t get them last year. They cost 1,150 points each and the coin holder costs 700 points so if you’re brand new to the coins, everything would cost you 6,450 VIP points. If the coins aren’t your thing, 6,500 points would give you a $50 discount. LEGO stated that if the demand is low, it’s possible for those who already got one before to get a second one in the future.

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LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) Pre-Order on Zavvi

The LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) promotional set went live today on the LEGO Shop but if you have nothing to purchase, Zavvi seems to be selling it as a standalone set for $9.99. They are taking pre-orders for it and it will be released on January 28. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a brand new promo set being on sale at another retailer but I took a chance and ordered a few for my family to see if it works.

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Thirty Six Projects Qualify for LEGO Ideas Third 2021 Review Stage

The LEGO Ideas Third 2021 qualifying stage has officially ended this morning and there were a total of 36 projects that will be moving on to the review stage. As usual, there are a number of licensed projects but there are also plenty of projects that are original ideas and don’t require a license. Below are the projects that will have a chance to become an official LEGO Ideas set. Which one(s) do you think will be moving on?

Land Ahoy
Terrariums
Great Coral Reef
Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns
Clockwork Solar System
The Dojo
Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage
Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop
Motorized Johnny 5
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
The LEGO Emergency Box
LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct
Steampunk Explorers
Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷
Castle Outpost
Downtown Records
The Meeting Point
LEGO Ghibli
Baba Yaga
Soyuz Rocket
Orchid
Pirate Tavern
Riverside Scholars
Union Pacific “Big Boy”
Magic Bookends
Stargate
McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969
Asterix the Gaul
The Three Investigators – The Headquarters
NASA SR 71 Blackbird
Gremlins
Sheriff’s Office – Wild West
It’s a Wonderful LEGO Life
The Garden and Greenhouse

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LEGO VIP Collectible Coins Available Again January 11

LEGO has announced that they will be bringing back the LEGO VIP Collectible Coins for those who missed it the first time around. For a limited time, while supplies last, you can get the coins in the LEGO Rewards Center starting on January 11. The times that they will be available are as listed below:

• In Australian and New Zealand: midnight Sydney time
• In Japan: midnight local time
• In Korea: midnight local time
• Europe: 11am CET/10am GMT
• United States and Canada: 9am EST

This second opportunity will only be available to VIP members who didn’t get any of the particular coins or coin holder which allow more people to get them. LEGO did state that if demand is low, they may open it up for VIPs to get a second coin. The coins originally cost 1,150 VIP points while the coin holder cost 700. I’m assuming they will be the same price as I see no reason why LEGO would change it.

LEGO® VIP collectible coins are back!

We’re making our LEGO® VIP collectible coins and coin holder available again on January 11, 2022 in our VIP Rewards Centre. Each coin (as well as the coin holder) is only available to VIP members who didn’t get any coins or weren’t able to complete their set last year. We expect supplies to run out quickly. If demand is lower than we expect, we may open the promotion up so VIP members can get a second coin. Keep an eye on the VIP

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LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival 2022 Sets Now Available on LEGO Shop

The new 2022 LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival sets are now available for purchase in North America on the LEGO Shop. The Lunar New Year Traditions (80108) retails for $79.99 while the Lunar New Year Ice Festival (80109) is priced at $119.99 and both sets are the newest ones to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

In addition, the Year of the Tiger (40491) is also available as a gift-with-purchase set with purchases of $85 or more, while supplies last. The promo also doubles up with the LEGO Monkie Kid’s Underwater Journey (30562) polybag when you buy $40 on LEGO Monkie Kid or LEGO Ninjago sets. Be sure to use Rakuten to earn some cash back from your purchase.

Update: The Lunar New Year Traditions (80108) product listing is not coming up anymore. If the page does come up, the listing says “Coming Soon” so I’m not sure what’s going on with it.

Update 2: The set should be up now.

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LEGO Ideas The Forestmen Secret Inn Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Forestmen Secret Inn by FACEBRICKUP is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build features an inn that is surrounded by trees and is able to open up to show the interior. The project is the first one to reach the the First 2022 Review Stage.

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LEGO Friends Theme Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

This year marks the 10th year anniversary of the LEGO Friends theme and to celebrate, LEGO has released a special anniversary set to mark the event. The Friendship Tree House (41703) features a number of hidden treasures that are in the set that acknowledges references from the past decade for the theme.

LEGO® Friends celebrates its 10-years of building friendships and future creators

Billund, Denmark, 1 January, 2022: The LEGO Group invites fans to celebrate a decade of LEGO® Friends as we take a nostalgic look back at some of the theme’s unforgettable milestones. To mark the 10th anniversary, the LEGO Group is releasing an exclusive new celebratory set – the Friendship Treehouse (41703) – alongside seven other new sets on January 1st to add to the popular Friends franchise.

Ever since its launch in 2012, the LEGO Friends universe has taken children on countless adventures set in realistic play worlds where they can explore the aspects and values of friendship while sparking their creative curiosity and confidence.

‘LEGO Friends is one of our most beloved franchises and is a culmination of four intense years of anthropological research,’ said Rosario Costa, Design Director, the LEGO Group. Thousands of girls and their parents worldwide participated in intensive research that validated the desire for more realistic details, accessories, animal nurturing, friendship, interior building and role play opportunities in a LEGO offering. From the very beginning the focus was to build a solid foundation for a healthy, long-term sustainable business that would help invite more children into LEGO play

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LEGO x Pottery Barn Kids Collection Announced

LEGO has revealed a new collaboration between the company and Pottery Barn Kids for a decorative collection for around the house. It includes a number of items with LEGO designs such as a sheet set, quilt and shams, pajama sets, playmats, and beach towels.

The foundation to our brands coming together is our shared belief that only the best is good enough. We loved seeing the LEGO design principles of playful and iterative storytelling woven into the beautifully crafted Pottery Barn Kids pieces. We look forward to this collection unleashing creativity and fun in children’s rooms, as it did within our teams when they came together to work on it. – Satwik Saraswati, Design Director, LEGO Licensing & Extended Line

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LEGO Ideas The Garden and Greenhouse Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Garden and Greenhouse by kris_kelvin is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build features a large garden area with lots of fruit and vegetables. and the greenhouse is made of clear bricks.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969, Asterix the Gaul, The Three Investigators – The Headquarters, NASA SR 71 Blackbird, Gremlins, Sheriff’s Office – Wild West, and It’s a Wonderful LEGO Life as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas It’s a Wonderful LEGO Life Achieves 10,000 Supporters

It’s a Wonderful LEGO Life by twrt0es is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on the Granville house which celebrates the 75th anniversary of the movie. The house is modular and the floors can be removed to see the details inside. It also proposes minifigures of George, Mary, Pete, Tommy, Janie, Zuzu, Clarence, and Mr. Potter.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969, Asterix the Gaul, The Three Investigators – The Headquarters, NASA SR 71 Blackbird, Gremlins, and Sheriff’s Office – Wild West as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone (21331) Free Alternate Building Instructions

The LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone (21331) has been out for a week now and fan designer Viv Grannell, a.k.a. toastergrl, has released some free alternate building instructions for the set. The first of a few alternate builds is for Dr. Eggman which gives him some articulation and aesthetic adjustments. These modifications also sacrifices some stability in exchange.

Toastergrl also notes that there will be additional free instructions for alternate Green Hill Zone modules and Badniks from a second copy of the set which will be dropping later this month.

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LEGO Expands Manufacturing Capacity at Jiaxing Factory

The LEGO Group has announced that they will be expanding the manufacturing capacity at the Jiaxing, China factory to support long-term growth in the region. The expansion will include a new automated high bay warehouse which allows more potential production capacity.

LEGO Group expands manufacturing capacity at its factory in Jiaxing, China to support long-term growth

Shanghai, January 4th, 2022: The LEGO Group today announced it will expand its factory located in Jiaxing, China creating additional capacity to meet long-term growth in China and Asia.

Carsten Rasmussen, Chief Operations Officer in the LEGO Group said: “In recent years we have seen strong demand for the fun, creative, high quality and safe LEGO play experiences across Asia and especially in China. To ensure we can delight many more children and fans, we are investing in expanding production capacity and new equipment in our Jiaxing factory.”

The Jiaxing factory currently employs 1,200 people. The expansion will include a new automated high bay warehouse, moulding facility and building for processing LEGO elements, which will add 42,000 square meters of built-up area to the current site and will significantly increase the potential production capacity.

Work on the expansion has commenced and is expected to be completed during 2024.

In recent years, the LEGO Group has invested in building its business in China to bring the benefits of LEGO play to more children. Last month it celebrated the opening of its 300th LEGO store in Haining near Jiaxing city.

Richard Wong, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Manufacturing, said: “We

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LEGO BrickHeadz Buzz Lightyear (40552) Product Details

A few days ago, we got a first look at some of the new LEGO BrickHeadz two-packs but LEGO also put up the product listing for Buzz Lightyear (40552). The set has 114 pieces and it will retail for $9.99. Like with the others, it will also release on February 1.

Celebrate an out-of-this-world character with this LEGO ® BrickHeadz™ style buildable figure of Disney and Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear (40552). It’s a super gift idea for kids and fans aged 10 and up, who will love authentic details such as the extended wings and printed tile command board. With a baseplate for display, this colorful little construction toy will make an eye-catching addition to any Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story fan’s collection.

• Iconic Disney and Pixar Toy Story characters – A buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ figure of Disney and Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear (40552) with a printed tile command board and extended wings
• Colorful display piece – This 114-piece LEGO® ǀ Disney and Pixar building toy for kids aged 10 and up comes with step-by-step building instructions and includes a baseplate for display
• Gift idea – This buildable LEGO® figure measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide and 1.5 in. (4 cm) deep. Give it to a Toy Story or LEGO fan as a surprise treat or fun birthday gift

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LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) GWP Starts Next Week

LEGO has revealed that the LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) promotional set will be available from January 10-27, while supplies last. You can get it for free with purchases of $85/£85/€85 and it coincides with the release of the LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival sets so there shouldn’t be any issues getting it.

In addition, the LEGO Monkie Kid’s Underwater Journey (30562) will be available at the same tiemframe with purchases of $40/£40/€40 on LEGO Monkie Kid or LEGO Ninjago sets.

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LEGO Seasonal Easter Rabbits Display (40523) Official Images

LEGO has revealed the next LEGO Seasonal set with the Easter Rabbits Display (40523) which will be releasing in February. The set has 288 pieces and will retail for $12.99. The set features two different colored rabbits on a grassy field with Easter eggs surrounding them. If it’s anything like the Valentine Lovebirds (40522), the build will be separated in a way that two people can build it at the same time which is something that LEGO is pushing more with the Build Together campaign.

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LEGO Confirms Store Calendar Cancellation

A few days ago, we first reported that the LEGO Store Calendars may have been cancelled and today, LEGO has confirmed it. Although the calendars are gone, LEGO has assured us on the LAN that the gift with purchase promotions will be continuing and will be added to https://www.lego.com/en-us/stores on a regular basis. LEGO is looking to further featuring that particular page to also promote actual in-store events when the time is right.

What I’m getting from it is that LEGO will be announcing future GWPs and other promotions on the page above, hopefully a few weeks before they actually start so people can still plan their purchases around it. They sort of did that with the current LEGO City Kid’s Playground (30588) promo that is still going on until January 9. I believe that was revealed a few days before it started but there should still be a little more time. I guess we’ll just have to keep checking https://www.lego.com/en-us/stores daily to see what updates there are on it.

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The Brick Fan 2021 Recap

It’s been a few days since the new year has rolled over and I’ve finally had time to do a recap on what happened last year on The Brick Fan. As usual, we take a looks at some of the stats and how they compare to previous years.

We’ve continued to grind it out last year and as a result, we ended the year with 31,523,189 page views which is a 22.2% increase from 2020. The unique visits went up 37.9% while first-time visitors increased by 33%. One little highlight is that we’ve crossed the 100 million page view mark early last year which is kind of mind blowing to me.

There was a total of 1,095 posts for 2021 which was the most that we’ve done in a single year. The highest traffic day was July 6 with 178,139 views which was a day after the LEGO Ideas Seinfeld (21328) was revealed. Apparently, the post got viral on the Google Chrome Suggestions so that helped a bunch with the views.


Our social media accounts have steadily increased but we do need some work on Instagram as it barely gained any followers. The numbers below are what we ended the year with.

Facebook: 20,106 likes/23,250 followers (7.68% increase)
Twitter: 11,962 followers (10.5% increase)
Instagram: 16634 followers (1.3% increase)
Reddit: 1572 readers (192.2% increase)


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LEGO Harry Potter 2022 Official Images & Product Details

The LEGO Shop has published product details for some of the new 2022 LEGO Harry Potter sets which we first saw a few weeks ago in an overseas catalog. All three sets are slated to be released on March 1.


Hogwarts Moment: Divination Class (76396) – 297 pieces/$29.99

LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Moment: Divination Class (76396) is an instant playset inside a brick-built playbook packed with popular characters and familiar features from Professor Trelawney’s Divination classroom, for ages 8+.

Bursting with magical play possibilities
The LEGO playbook’s spellbinding cover unlocks to reveal a magical classroom full of adventures. There are 3 minifigures – Professor Trelawney, Harry Potter and Parvati Patil – plus lots of cool accessories. Some elements are built in, such as the storage cupboard, while others are detached, like the armchair, desk, chairs, crystal ball and teacups, which lift out to expand the play space. The set combines with others in the range and packs neatly into the closed playbook, so kids can carry it wherever they go and store it neatly until next time.

Enchanting gifts for kids
If you’re looking for a truly magical treat, LEGO Harry Potter playsets offer a range of captivating gifts that will delight any young witch or wizard.

• Pick up and play – LEGO® Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Moment: Divination Class (76396) is a handy-sized, brick-built playbook that opens to reveal a Hogwarts classroom packed with play possibilities
• Authentic details – Includes Harry Potter™, Parvati Patil and Professor Trelawney minifigures and cool accessories including an armchair,

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LEGO BrickHeadz Stranger Things, Toy Story, Looney Tunes Official Images

There are now official images and of three new LEGO BrickHeadz sets that will be coming out soon with the Stranger Things Demogorgon & Eleven (40549), Toy Story Woody and Bo Peep (40553), and Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote (40559). Each of the sets is a new licensed theme for the BrickHeadz line and they feature a few iconic characters of the franchises that they represent. All three sets will be available starting on February 1.


Stranger Things Demogorgon & Eleven (40549) – 192 pieces/$19.99

Here’s a treat for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things TM. These LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Demogorgon & Eleven (40459) buildable figures depict 2 of the series’ most iconic characters. Perfect for display, the figures make a great gift idea for ages 16 and up and come with authentic details, such as the Demogorgon’s opening flower head and Eleven’s waffle and outfit as featured in the series during her escape from the facility.

• A LEGO® set for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things TM – This buildable LEGO BrickHeadz™ Demogorgon & Eleven (40459) building set depicts 2 of the series’ most iconic characters
• A fun gift idea – This LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Demogorgon & Eleven building set can be given as a gift for ages 16 and up
• Designed for play and display – The Demogorgon & Eleven figures stand over 3.5 in. (9cm) tall and come with individual baseplates for display purposes


Toy Story Woody and Bo Peep (40553) – 296 pieces/$19.99

Hang out with two beloved movie characters

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LEGO BrickHeadz Stranger Things and Looney Tunes Sets Revealed

The LEGO Building Instructions page has revealed two new LEGO BrickHeadz set with the Stranger Things Demogorgon & Eleven (40549) and Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote (40559). There’s no information about them but they will most likely be priced at $19.99 or even $24.99 since they’re licensed sets. Since there are images of them on the building instructions portal, they might be available in a month or two.

The two sets have been rumomred since last year following the release of the Looney Tunes Collectible Minifigures (71030) and the recent retirement of The Upside Down (75810). Both sets are very recognizable as to what they are and they look to be nice additions to the BrickHeadz theme.

**Via Jay’s Brick Blog**

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LEGO Store Calendars Cancelled for 2022?

I’m not sure how true this is but it looks like the LEGO Store Calendars that we’ve all been used to have been cancelled for 2022. In an image that has been floating around online, it states that due to market planning and in conjunction with world events, it has become difficult to develop engaging calendar content within a certain timeline and the December 2021 calendar was the last one. As of this post, there is no store calendars listed on the LEGO Shop which usually goes up a week before the new month.

If this message is true, it’ll be extremely difficult to know what gift-with-purchase items LEGO will have for each month and in turn, makes it harder for consumers to manage their purchases as they don’t know what will be going on. I assume that a lot of people plan their purchases around the GWPs and with the calendar gone, it will most likely encourage more impulse purchases. Keep in mind that we’re not sure if the message is true or it has been fabricated but we’re looking to get some answers from the LAN so we’ll see. Thanks to Jesus for the heads up.

Update: LEGO has confirmed the cancellation of the store calendars. Read here to find out how they will be announcing future GWPs and other promotions.

The Monthly LEGO Retail Store Calendar will not come back for 2022, I’m so sorry!

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LEGO Seasonal Valentine Lovebirds (40522) Review

LEGO Seasonal Valentine Lovebirds (40522)

LEGO has just released the LEGO Seasonal Valentine Lovebirds (40522) which has 286 pieces and retails for $12.99. We have had the set in hand a little early to check out to see if it is on par with previous years’ Valentine sets.

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LEGO Ideas Sheriff’s Office – Wild West Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Sheriff’s Office – Wild West by llucky is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 2,690 piece build features a two story old-school wild west sheriff’s office that also includes a jail cell. For minifigures, the project proposes the sheriff, a deputy, two cowboys, and two bandits.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969, Asterix the Gaul, The Three Investigators – The Headquarters, NASA SR 71 Blackbird, and Gremlins as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Creator Vespa Scooter (40517) Accidentally Revealed?

Hungarian retailer Kocka.hu looks to have accidentally revealed the rumored LEGO Creator Vespa Scooter (40517). In one of the lifestyle images for the new High-Speed Train (40518), there’s a group picture of the smaller Creator sets such as the London Bus (40220), Yellow Taxi (40468), and Tuk Tuk (40469) but there’s also a set we haven’t seen before. The Vespa was rumored last year to be a set so it looks like this one could be it.

**Via Brickset**

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LEGO Ideas Gremlins Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Gremlins project by bulldoozer is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on the comedy/horror Christmas movie centered around Gizmo and it features memorable scenes from Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. It also proposes minifigures of Billy, Kate, Gizmo, Stripe, Mr. Wing, and two additional Gremlins.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969, Asterix the Gaul, The Three Investigators – The Headquarters, and NASA SR 71 Blackbird as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Seasonal Valentine Lovebirds (40522) Revealed

LEGO has revealed a brand new LEGO Seasonal set with the Valentine Lovebirds (40522). The set has 298 pieces and retails for $12.99 and you can purchase it today.

On the back of the box, it also shows the Easter Bunnies (40523) which will most likely be available in either February or March.

Delight your loved ones with this romantic LEGO® Valentine Lovebirds 40522 building kit. The adorable lovebirds sit on a branch decorated with pink hearts and flowers, while the big red heart symbolizes their love. This sweet set is the perfect way to express love for your Valentine and makes a great anytime gift for a special person.

• Express your love – Build and display a tribute to romance with this LEGO® Valentine Lovebirds 40522 building kit
• Give as a gift – This LEGO® Valentine Lovebirds 40522 building kit is designed to celebrate Valentine’s Day and any other heartfelt occasion
• Dimensions – This displayable LEGO® Valentine Lovebirds model measures over 4.5 in. (11.5 cm) high

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LEGO January 2022 Sets Now Available on LEGO Shop

It’s January 1, 2022 (on the east coast) and that means there are tons of new LEGO sets available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. The main sets that are headlining the the new year are the Boutique Hotel modular and the Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO Ideas set.

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Exclusives

Boutique Hotel (10297) – $199.99
Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone (21331) – $69.99


Architecture

Singapore (21057) – $59.99


BrickHeadz

Ahsoka Tano (40539) – $9.99
Lion Dance Guy (40540) – $9.99
St. Bernard (40543) – $14.99
French Bulldog (40544) – $14.99


City

Police Car (60312) – $9.99
Ice Cream Truck Police Chase (60314) – $39.99
Police Mobile Command Truck (60315) – $49.99
Police Station (60316) – $69.99
Police Chase at the Bank (60317) – $99.99
Fire Helicopter (60318) – $9.99
Fire Rescue Police Chase (60319) – $39.99
Fire Station (60320) – $69.99
Fire Brigade (60321) – $99.99
Race Car (60322) – $9.99
Stunt Plane (60323) – $9.99
Mobile Crane (60324) – $39.99
Cement Mixer Truck (60325) – $19.99
Picnic in the Park (60326) – $19.99
Horse Transporter (60327) – $29.99
Beach Lifeguard Station (60328) – $39.99
School Day (60329) – $69.99
Hospital (60330) – $119.99
Rescue Helicopter Transport (60343) – $29.99
Lunar Research Base (60350) – $119.99
Rocket Launch Center (60351) – $149.99


Creator

Majestic Tiger (31129) – $49.99
High-Speed Train (40518) – $19.99


Disney

Belle’s Ballroom (10960) – $19.99
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LEGO City Kids’ Playground (30588) Promotion – January 2022

Although there’s still no January 2022 store calendar yet, LEGO has revealed one of the promotions that will be going on next month with the LEGO City Kids’ Playground (30588). From January 1-9, you can get it with LEGO City purchases of $40 or more, while supplies last. As of right now, that is the only promotion listed.

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LEGO Brand Store (40528) Set Revealed

In the past day, there have been reviews that have surfaced of a brand new LEGO Store (40528) set. It looks like the consensus is that you can get it for free starting next year with purchases of $125 when new LEGO stores are opened.

The store includes details that you can find in a real LEGO store such as the Pick-a-Brick wall, various stickered sets, the wooden duck, and what looks to be the Tree of Discovery which is seen in the New York flagship store.

It’s a decent niche set but a majority of you will probably never get it if it for store grand openings. You can usually check the LEGO store calendar to see which stores will be opening and hopefully there’s one that will be opening near you.

**Via Brickset, SteinaufStein**

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Last Few Days for Retiring LEGO Sets – December 2021

It’s about a day and a half left until the new year rolls around and that means there will be brand new LEGO sets available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. That unfortunately also means that older sets will be rotated out as they will be retired. There will still be some time to purchase them but note that once they are listed as sold out/retired, they won’t be available again, at least on the LEGO Shop. If the listing says temporarily out of stock, there might still be some on the way but it won’t be that many. You can probably still find them at other retailers as well as on the secondary market. LEGO has overhauled their Retiring Soon soon page and there’s nothing listed but the list below is what is presumed to be the sets that will be gone soon.

Architecture

San Francisco (21043)
Trafalgar Square (21045)
Empire State Building (21046)
Dubai


Art

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197)
The Beatles (31198)
Marvel Studios Iron Man (31199)
Star Wars The Sith (31200)


BrickHeadz

Valentine’s Bear (40379)
Easter Sheep (40380)
Monkey King (40381)
Wedding Bride (40383)
Wedding Groom (40384)
Belle Bottom, Kevin and Bob (40421)
Frankenstein (40422)
Lucky Cat (40436)
German Shepherd (40440)
Dalmation (40479)
Cockatiel (40481)
Hamster (40482)
La Catrina (40492)
Voldemort, Nagini & Bellatrix (40496)


Brick Sketches

Batman (40386)
The Joker (40428)
BB-8 (40431)
First Order Stormtrooper (40391)


City

Mobile Command Center (60139)
Burger Bar Fire Rescue (60214)
Fire Station (60215)
Downtown Fire Brigade (60216)
Garbage Truck (60220)
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LEGO Ideas NASA SR 71 Blackbird Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The NASA SR 71 Blackbird by BrickerBeard is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 1,650 piece build features one of the most recognizable strategic reconnaissance aircrafts to be made until its last retirement by NASA in 1999. The project also proposes minifigures of pilot Ed Schneider and the navigator Marta Bohn-Meyer.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969, Asterix the Gaul, and The Three Investigators – The Headquarters as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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BrickLink Designer Program Sheriff’s Safe (910016) Design Issue

For those who purchased the BrickLink Designer Program Sheriff’s Safe (910016), there is a design issue with the set that you need to be aware of. The fan designer has noted that LEGO/BrickLink has decided to change one of the required Technic pins which makes the locking mechanism not work on the set which is a major problem since that’s the point of a safe, to lock things up.

Included in the set are 10x 32002 1 1/2 M CONNECTING BUSH but you actually need 4274 CONNECTOR PEG W. KNOB. If you’ve built any LEGO set that has pins, you most likely will have some spare pieces laying around but you may want to contact LEGO Customer Service and explain what happened to get them replaced. I haven’t received my set yet but hopefully it is fixed before it ships out.

IMPORTANT – SHERIFF’s SAFE OWNERS PLEASE READ There’s a small but fatal mistake in the building instructions, that makes the lock NOT work. See the attached image for instructions on how to fix this! It’s caused by 10x Technic 3/4 pins (32002) in the lock mechanism. These were suppose to be Technic 1/2 pins (4274), but for some reason Bricklink has replaced them. I will contact Bricklink and urge them to correct this mistake. To be continued…

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LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone (21331) Officially Announced

LEGO has officially revealed the next LEGO Ideas set to be released with the Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone (21331). Releasing on January 1, the set has 1,125 pieces and will retail for $69.99/£59.99/€69.99/119.9 AUD/89.99 CAD.

The original idea by Viv Grannell was supposed to be based on Sonic Mania’s version of the Green Hill Zone but instead we’re getting the original Sonic version of the stage. The main difference here is the original project had the Death Egg Robot which is the mech but instead, the set includes the Egg Wrecker. I’m not sure why the change as fans voted for Sonic Mania and not the Sonic 1 but I guess Sonic Mania isn’t as well known as the original.

Note that the set includes some pins on the side so you can get multiples of the set and add on to it to create a large Green Hill Zone. Also, the Sonic minifigure has been slightly updated from 2016.

LEGO® SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™ GREEN HILL ZONE SET – PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE

From Players to Builders: The new LEGO® Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog™ Green Hill Zone set offers fans a fun run of nostalgia

28th December 2021: Today, the LEGO Group announces the new LEGO® Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog™ Green Hill Zone set; a detailed LEGO brick representation of one of the most iconic video game levels ever. Conceived by 24-year-old, UK based LEGO superfan Viv Grannell, through the LEGO Ideas platform, this new analog version of the Green Hill Zone gives fans

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LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) Official Images

Last month, we got our first look at the upcoming LEGO Year of the Tiger (40491) set which came from LEGO’s Declaration of Conformity and there are now official images of the set. The set has 193 pieces but we don’t know when it will be released at this time. It will most likely be available in January like with previous years. The price threshold to get it would be about $80 or $88 which is the normal from previous years. The number 8 is a very lucky number in Chinese culture so it will most likely be one of the two prices which should be confirmed when the January store calendar is released.

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Celebrate LEGO Build Day 2021

Today is LEGO Build Day which is essentially a day where you can build anything you want. Whether it is a brand new set that you got from Christmas or something original from a pile of random bricks, today is just a day to have fun with LEGO. Use the hashtag #LEGOBuildDay on either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to show off what you created.

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LEGO Ideas The Three Investigators – The Headquarters Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Three Investigators – The Headquarters by Valkon is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on the Robert Arthur, Jr. book series in the 1960s which is still an ongoing series with the German version.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969, and Asterix the Gaul as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Marvel Iron Man Figure (76206) Review

LEGO Marvel Iron Man Figure (76206)

Making a return in 2022 for the LEGO Marvel theme are the buildable character sets and the first one is the Iron Man Figure (76206). Unlike the buildable characters from years past with the cartoony looks, these sets are more screen accurate. Releasing on January 1, the set has 381 pieces and will retail for $39.99. Let’s see if the set is worth that price point.

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LEGO Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240) Zavvi Sale – December 2021

Now that Christmas is over, there aren’t that many deals now but Zavvi has put the LEGO Batman Batmobile Tumbler (76240) back on sale. By using the code BATMOBILE during checkout, you can get it for $199.99 plus free shipping which works out to about a 13% discount. The set is still temporarily sold out on the LEGO Shop.

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LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival 2022 Sets Available in Select Countries

For those who are are in Europe and in China and Asia Pacific markets, the 2022 LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival sets are now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. You can now get the Lunar New Year Traditions (80108) and Lunar New Year Ice Festival (80109) which celebrates the Year of the Tiger. This release is few weeks ahead of North America which releases on January 10.

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Merry Christmas from The Brick Fan

I just want to take some time and say Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates and hopefully you got all the LEGO that you wanted. The year is slowly coming to a close and it still hasn’t gotten back to normal yet but I want to thank everyone who takes time out of your busy day to come to this site. Feel free to post pictures below of what you got for Christmas, I look forward to seeing them. Stay safe and happy building!

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LEGO Marvel 4+ Spidey and his Amazing Friends Product Details

A few weeks ago, we got a first look at some of the upcoming LEGO Marvel 4+ Spidey and his Amazing Friends sets and there are now product details on the LEGO Shop. As of right now, they are confirmed to be releasing on January 1.


Miles Morales: Spider-Man’s Techno Trike (10781) – 59 pieces/$9.99

Keep little web-slingers entertained with this fun LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man vehicle set. The ideal just-because treat for little Spider-Man fans aged 4 and up, the Miles Morales: Spider-Man’s Techno Trike (10781) playset inspires anytime, imaginative play. Marvel fans can role-play action-packed chase scenes as Miles Morales corners Green Goblin and takes down his glider with a well-aimed web.

Simple builds for little Spidey fans
LEGO 4+ sets come with clever features to give boys and girls a fun play experience. The helpful Starter Brick provides a sturdy base for building, so kids get to the Super-Hero role-play fun fast.

Top fun for families
4+ sets are a fun way for adults to share the building fun with kids. Grown-ups new to LEGO building needn’t worry – this Super-Hero playset comes with picture instructions, which make the process easy even for children who are only just starting to read.

• Fun, anytime reward – Treat little Super Heroes aged 4 and up with the LEGO® Marvel Miles Morales: Spider-Man’s Techno Trike (10781) playset from the Disney+ Spidey And His Amazing Friends TV series
• Fun LEGO® Marvel gift idea for kids aged 4 and up – Creative impulse buildable toy treat for

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LEGO Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition (76940) Amazon Sale – December 2021

Amazon currently has the LEGO Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition (76940) on sale for 20% off. It is priced at $23.99 which saves you $6 off the regular retail price of $29.99. The set was released back in September along with the rest of the 2021 Jurassic World sets so it going on sale this early is nice to see.

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LEGO Marvel Doctor Strange Gargantos Showdown (76205) Review

LEGO Marvel Gargantos Showdown (76205)

There will be at least one LEGO Marvel set based on a scene from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie and it is called the Gargantos Showdown (76205) which is scheduled to be released in January. The set has 264 pieces and will retail for $29.99. The trailer for the movie dropped yesterday and we got to see Gargantos for just a tiny bit.

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LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at The Ancient Village (76177) Amazon Sale – December 2021

The LEGO Marvel Shang-Chi Battle at The Ancient Village (76177) is currently on sale for 19% off the normal retail price. The set is now priced at $32 which I believe is the lowest price the set has been at. My tracker says it was cheaper at $31.99 a few weeks ago but it didn’t show up for that long. At this price, four minifigures and a large dragon build isn’t a bad deal, especially for a 2021 set.

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LEGO Free Best Buy Gift Card Deal – December 2021

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Best Buy currently has a promotion where you can get either a free $10 or $20 gift card with certain LEGO purchases. In addition, some of the sets are also on sale as well so you get a pretty good deal out of it, while supplies last. Be sure to also use Rakuten to get some cash back on your purchases.


$20 Gift Card

LEGO Marvel Avengers: Endgame Final Battle (76192) – $55.99/$14 off
LEGO Super Mario Reznonr Knockdown (71390) – $55.99/$14 off
LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship (71391) – $99.99
LEGO Technic Ford F-150 (42126) – $99.99
LEGO Star Wars The Bad Batch Shuttle (75314) – $99.99
LEGO Harry Potter Hogsmeade Village Visit (76388) – $79.99
LEGO adidas Originals Superstar (10282) – $79.99


$10 Gift Card

LEGO Super Mario Lakitu Sky World (71389) – $31.99/$8 off
LEGO Super Mario Sumo Bro Topple Tower (71388) – $23.99/$6 off

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BrickLink Designer Program Round One Building Instructions Now Available

For those who purchased or didn’t purchase the sets from Round 1 of the BrickLink Designer Program, the building instructions for them are now live. The instructions look like your standard LEGO ones but unfortunately, they do not have a parts list but they are available at Brickset or Rebrickable. The sets that were in the first round include:

Castle in the Forest (910001)
Great Fishing Boat (910010)
Sheriff’s Safe (910016)
Kakapo (910017)
Pursuit of Flight (910028)

Round 2 crowdfunding has recently ended with only two projects hitting the maximum pre-orders of 10,000. This also means the other three sets will be a little more limited when they are eventually produced which could also be good for them as well.

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LEGO Ideas Asterix the Gaul Achieves 10,000 Supporters

Asterix the Gaul by Ganpat the Celt is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on the popular comic series by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo and it features the House of Asterix and includes seven minifigures.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, Stargate, and McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969 as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Gaming Horizon Zero Dawn Tallneck (76989) Product Listing Found

There been talk of a new LEGO Gaming subtheme that is said to be coming out in 2022 and it looks like a set for the them has been revealed at a German toy retailer. The listing suggests that we could be seeing a set from Horizon Zero Dawn which is the Tallneck (76989). It is listed as a 18+ set so we’ll most likely see the newer style of boxes and it is priced at €79.99. The set has been rumored before and it was reported to have 1,222 pieces. If you’re not familiar with the Tallneck from Horizon Zero Dawn, they are machine creatures that Aloy tracks down to progress in the game.

It’s interesting that LEGO chose Horizon Zero Dawn as one of the games for the LEGO Games theme since it’s been over four years since the game released with the sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, set to be released in February 2022 and the Tallneck to be released in May 2022.

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Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer

Marvel has just released the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and we finally get to see what is going to be happening in the movie. There’s a lot to take in but Doctor Strange seeks help from Scarlet Witch after the events of Wandavision and asks about the Multiverse. If you watched the What If…? animated series, it also somehow ties into one of the episodes there as well.

We also get to see a glimpse of Gargantos which is in the upcoming LEGO Marvel set, and Gargantos Showdown (76205). There should be more trailers for the movie before the May 6 release date but I’m pretty excited for it so far. Our review of the Gargantos Showdown is should be up in the next day or so so keep an eye out for that.

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LEGO Survey Gauges Interest on New Subscription Programs

LEGO Subscription

LEGO has kicked off a new survey in the Rewards Center to measure the interest of some new LEGO subscription programs. Under the “Get More Points” tab, the survey gives you 150 VIP points for completing and it asks you about two different subscription plans. Both plans will cost $4.99 per month and they will both include the following:

• Free delivery on your LEGO purchases
• Early access to products, experiences and content (video, audio, building instructions & games)
• Access to limited edition products
• Purchase from back catalogue (get sets from previous years, etc.)
• Return used bricks and receive discounts/points to use elsewhere with TLG
• Free gifts with every purchase

Other than that, both plans have slightly different features. The first plan allows you to track your collection digitially using a LEGO wallet while also having your other LEGO experiences in one place. The second plan focuses more on the learning aspect of LEGO where you have workshops and courses from LEGO experts.

LEGO Subscription

LEGO Subscription

Obviously, this is still in the early stages and does not mean that LEGO will actually be doing a subscription service. Personally, I chose the first plan as those features are geared towards me more. If you have younger kids, maybe the other plan with the learning features are more suited for you. Again, you can get 150 VIP points for completing the survey but you have until January 7 to do so.

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LEGO Art Project – Create Together (21226) Target Sale – December 2021

The new LEGO Art Project – Create Together (21226) was just released earlier this month but Target already has the set on sale for 20% off. For a limited time, you can save $24 on it which brings the set down to $95.99. If you’re a Target RedCard member, you can save an additional 5% on it plus you get free shipping as well.

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LEGO Creator Cyber Drone (31111) Amazon Sale – December 2021

Amazon has recently put the LEGO Creator Cyber Drone (31111) on sale for 20% off the regular retail price. The 3-in-1 set is now priced at $7.99 which saves you $2 on it and it is the first time the set has hit the 20% discount. It’s nothing too special but it was one of the cooler 3-in-1 sets released back in 2020.

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LEGO Spider-Man Comic Print (5007043) Now Available in VIP Rewards Center

LEGO has added a new item that you can redeem in the Rewards Center which is for the LEGO Spider-Man Comic Print (5007043). It was available in other parts of the world a few weeks back but the US just released it, probably to coincide with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters. The print costs 450 points and it features Spider-Man saving J. Jonah Jameson from an attack by the Green Goblin, Mysterio, and Doctor Octopus. The poster is 168mm x 260mm (6in x 10in).

Hold the front page! You can now pick up a copy of this LEGO® Spider-Man comic print in our VIP store. Styled on vintage Marvel comics and featuring an explosive scene of the Daily Bugle LEGO set under attack, the artwork is printed on high quality paper and comes in one size of 168mm x 260mm. Get your hands on this exclusive picture of LEGO Spidey before J. Jonah Jameson does!

You will receive a promotional code for this item, redeemable on your next purchase at LEGO.com. Shipping fees may apply. Code valid for 60 days and must be entered during checkout in the field labeled “Enter Promo Code.”
Only one promotion code can be applied per order. Subject to availability and only while supplies last.

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032) Review

LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032)

The Series 22 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71032) releases in January but we received a full box a little early to check out. Like with the previous few CMF series, the boxes are now smaller and that means there are less minifigures per box. For Series 22, there are 36 included as opposed to the 60 that we’ve been used to in years past. Each minifigure packet with retail for $4.99 which is the norm now.

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LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) Amazon Sale – December 2021

The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) is back on sale again for 20% off the normal retail price. The set is now listed at $55.99 which saves you $14. This price is the lowest it has been in the past 30 days. This set surprisingly doesn’t go on sale that often as other older Ideas sets.

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LEGO Monkie Kid Amazon Deal of the Day Sales – December 2021

Amazon has a Deal of the Day promotion going on for the LEGO Monkie Kid theme. The sales range from 20-26% off on a few of the sets and the deal ends tonight at midnight PST so get on it if there’s something that catches your eye.

Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ (80013) – $135.99/20% off
The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain (80024) – $125.59/26% off
Spider Queen’s Arachnoid Base (80022) – $95.99/20% off
Monkie Kid’s Lion Guardian (80021) – $63.99/20% off
Pigsy’s Food Truck (80009) – $59.99/20% off
Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet (80008) – $47.99/20% off
Red Son’s Inferno Jet (80019) – $27.99/20% off

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LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Bridge Battle (30443) Polybag Revealed

The folks over at Promobricks has discovered a new LEGO Spider-Man: No Way Home polybag with the Spider-Man Bridge Battle (30443). The set is actually based on the final battle scene from Far from Home where Spider-Man fights the Stark Combat Drones that were controlled by Mysterio. The polybag was listed in the LEGO Building Instruction page earlier this morning. There’s no word yet at this time on when it will be available or how to obtain it.

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LEGO Releases LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) Tips & Tricks Video

LEGO has released another video regarding the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) and this time is a building tips and tricks video of the set. LEGO designer Henrik Andersen is mainly a response to reports of design flaws of the set.

If you remember, Brickset brought up the issue that some of the Technic pins were hard to take out. The video shows you how to remove those Technic pins in certain areas in the AT-AT including the ones in the underbelly as well as in the legs and Henrik makes it look easy. If you have the set, you can try to see if the “tricks” work for you.

Surprisingly, the AT-AT is still in stock on the LEGO Shop and if you order by December 20, you can get it by Christmas using Express Saver delivery.

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LEGO Ideas McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969 Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The McDonald’s Franchise 1955-1969 project by adammark is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on the original franchise design which includes Speedee System layout on the inside of the restaurant. The build also proposes a convertible andn a pick-up truck.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, Magic Bookends, and Stargate as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Amazon Save $10 on $50 Purchase – December 2021

Amazon has kicked off a limited time promotion where you can save $10 when you buy $50 of select LEGO items. There are only eight sets to choose from at this time but some of them are fairly newer sets. There are also a few of them that are already discounted as well.

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LEGO Ideas Stargate Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Stargate project by CaptainMutant is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on highly popular show and is used to mark the upcoming 25th anniversary. It features the iconic Stargate portal along with the gangway. The project also proposes six minifigures: Colonel Jack O’Neill, Captain Samantha Carter, Teal’c, Dr Daniel Jackson, and two Jaffa warriors.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, Union Pacific “Big Boy”, and Magic Bookends as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Technic John Deere 9620R 4WD Tractor (42136) Revealed

The LEGO 1HY Catalog hasn’t been published online yet but physical copies have been circulation around the world and we now have our first look at the LEGO Technic John Deere 9620R 4WD Tractor (42136). RacingBrick managed to grab a copy of the Hungarian version which shows the tractor. There’s no details about it but it will be released in March 2022. The other sets that have been previously revealed in the German catalog were the Telehandler (42133), All-Terrain Vehicle (42139), and the App-controlled Transformation Car (42140).

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LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet (76191) Amazon Sale – December 2021

Another LEGO deal has come in through Amazon with the LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet (76191) which is on sale for 20% off. The set is now priced at $55.99 and that saves you $14 off the regular retail price of $69.99. This is the first time the set has been on sale on Amazon. You can also get 10% back if you use your Amazon Prime credit card.

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LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival Story of Nian (80106) Amazon Sale – December 2021

Amazon is currently selling the LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival Story of Nian (80106) for 14% off the regular retail price. The set normally sells for $79.99 but it is now priced at $69.13 which is just under $11 savings. Note that this set is sold out on the LEGO Shop and will most likely be retired at the end of the year.

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LEGO Overwatch 2 Titan (76980) Revealed

The LEGO Overwatch theme was introduced back in 2018 and the theme finally makes its return in 2022 with a new set revealed as Titan (76980). The set is actually based on Overwatch 2 which I expected and it features Tracer and Mei who finally has a LEGO minifigure. The Titan is one of the main Omnics in Overwatch 2 which was featured in the announcement cinematic.

There’s no mentioning on a release date for the set but the game has been delayed indefinitely although the Overwatch League will be using an early version of the game when the season starts.

If you’re a long-time reader of the site, you’ll know that I’m a huge Overwatch fan even to this day. I still play it when I have some free time and I’m still waiting for that Lucio minifigure.

**Via La Grande Récré**

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LEGO BrickHeadz Toy Story Buzz Lightyear (40552) Revealed

LEGO Shop Malaysia has revealed a brand new LEGO BrickHeadz Toy Story set with Buzz Lightyear (40552). The set has 115 pieces and will most likely retail for $9.99. The back of the box also reveals two more Toy Story BrickHeadz with Woody and Bo Peep (40553) two-pack. There’s no word yet on their release dates.

Celebrate an out-of-this-world character with this LEGO ® BrickHeadz™ style buildable figure of Disney and Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear (40552). It’s a super gift idea for kids and fans aged 10 and up, who will love authentic details such as the extended wings and printed tile command board. With a baseplate for display, this colourful little construction toy will make an eye-catching addition to any Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story fan’s collection.

• Iconic Disney and Pixar Toy Story characters – A buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ figure of Disney and Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear (40552) with a printed tile command board and extended wings
• Colourful display piece – This 114-piece LEGO® ǀ Disney and Pixar building toy for kids aged 10 and up comes with step-by-step building instructions and includes a baseplate for display
• Gift idea – This buildable LEGO® figure measures over 3 in. (8 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) wide and 1.5 in. (4 cm) deep. Give it to a Toy Story or LEGO fan as a surprise treat or fun birthday gift

**Via Promobricks**

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LEGO Ideas Magic Bookends Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Magic Bookends by Brick Dangerous is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. Although it looks like one whole build, both sides are actually separate and you can put books in between as a functional piece. It consists of 1,496 pieces and from the looks of it, it also includes two minifigures.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, Riverside Scholars, and Union Pacific “Big Boy” as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) Restock on LEGO Shop – December 2021

The LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) has been extremely popular with fans even at the higher price point and it has been out of stock since its release with some small restocks sprinkled in. There has been another restock as of this post and you can now purchase it again on the LEGO Shop. If the set is intended to be a Christmas gift, you have to order today by 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST with standard shipping to get it in time. I’m pretty sure it’ll go out of stock again very soon.

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More LEGO City 2022 Space Sets Revealed

A few weeks ago, we got a look at a few of the upcoming 2022 LEGO City space sets and it looks like there are some more to look forward to. In the German 1HY catalog, StoneWars has shown off a few more of the space related sets including the Moon Rover (60348) and the Lunar Space Station (60349). It looks like they are listed as a March release.


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LEGO Jurassic World and Marvel 2022 Set Teasers

The German 1HY LEGO catalog has shown off some new sets that we can be expecting soon but there are also some teasers for Jurassic World and Marvel. There will be some new Jurassic World sets coming in April 2022 and we can probably guess they are for Jurassic World: Dominion which releases in theaters in June.

There is also another page teasing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We already know that the Gargantos Showdown (76205) will be coming in January but will there be more sets for the movie?

The last teaser confirms that we will be getting LEGO sets based on Thor: Love and Thunder. The movie releases in July so we should be expecting them to hit store shelves either in May or June.

**Via StoneWars**

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LEGO Harry Potter 2022 Sets Revealed

There are now new images of some of the 2022 LEGO Harry Potter sets coming from German LEGO catalog. Returning are the Hogwarts Moment class sets which can open up to reveal more details about a particular subject.


Hogwarts Moment: Divination Class (76396)

Includes Professor Trelawney, Harry Potter, Parvati Patil


Hogwarts Moment: Defence Against the Dark Arts Class (76397)

Includes Professor Moody, Neville Longbottom, Hermione Granger


Hogwarts Hospital Wing (76398)

Includes Madam Pomfrey, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger

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LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 22 (71032) Official Character Names

A few weeks ago, we got our first look at the Series 22 LEGO Collectible Minifigures (71032) and we know know the official names of the characters in the set. LEGO has finally put up a product listing on the LEGO Shop which shows the names of all 12 that you are able to collect starting in January. As expected, they will retail for $4.99 each and I assume there will be 36 minifigures in a complete box.

• Bird-watcher
• Chili Costume Fan
• Figure Skating Champion
• Forest Elf
• Horse and Groom
• Night Protector
• Raccoon Costume Fan
• Robot Repair Tech
• Space Creature
• Snow Guardian
• Troubadour
• Wheelchair Racer

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Last Days to Pre-Order Round 2 BrickLink Designer Program Sets

There is a little over one day left to get your pre-orders in for Round 2 of the BrickLink Designer Program. As of right now, the Modular LEGO Store and Venetian Houses have been sold out but you can still put in pre-orders for the Mountain Windmill (9100003), Retro Bowling Alley (910013), and Clockwork Aquarium (910015). All five sets will be produced as they have all been funded but how many sets produced from the last the three that haven’t hit the max pre-orders will be determined tomorrow.

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Additional LEGO 2022 Polybags Revealed Online

We’ve already seen a glimpse of some LEGO 2022 polybags and now Brickshop.eu has posted more 2022 LEGO polybags from various themes. There’s no word yet at this time on which ones will be promotional polybags and which ones will be sold in stores.


LEGO Batman Batmobile (30455)


LEGO City Fire Patrol Vehicle (30585)


LEGO City Police Robot Unit (30587)


LEGO City Go-Kart Racer (30589)


LEGO Creator Tropical Parrot (30581)


LEGO Creator Birthday Bear (30582)


LEGO Creator Monster Truck (30594)


LEGO DOTS Pineapple Photo Holder (30560)


LEGO Ninjago Mini Thunder Raider (30592)


LEGO Ninjago Lloyd Suit Mech (30593)

LEGO Ideas Union Pacific “Big Boy” Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Union Pacific “Big Boy” by Lassehfl is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build is based on the Union Pacific 4006 which consists of 2,100 pieces and has functional valve gears.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, Pirate Tavern, and Riverside Scholars as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Exclusives Discounted on LEGO Shop

In a rare instance for US customers, LEGO has put some exclusive sets on sale on the LEGO Shop. These sets include:

adidas Originals Superstar (10282) – $63.99/20% off
Bird of Paradise (10289) – $69.99/30% off
Queer Eye – The Fab 5 Loft (10291) – $79.99/20% off

For countries outside of North America such as the UK and France, you’ll also get Double VIP Points as well. I’m not sure why North America gets shafted out of that promo since we don’t really have that much in stock, at least let us have something.

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LEGO Marvel Spidey and his Amazing Friends Sets Revealed

There will be some new LEGO Marvel 4+ sets based on the Spidey and his Amazing Friends show and JB Spielwaren has revealed them online. There are four sets in the wave and there are some new Marvel minifigures to collect.


Spider-Man’s Techno Trike (10781) – 59 pieces


Hulk vs. Rhino Truck Showdown (10782) – 110 pieces


Spider-Man at Doc Ock’s Lab (10783) – 131 pieces


Spider-Man Webquarter Hangout (10784) – 155 pieces

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LEGO Responds to UCS AT-AT (75313) Design Flaw

Last week, Brickset brought up some design flaws with with the new LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75313) where it can’t be easily taken apart. Of course, this goes against LEGO’s ethos that every set can be taken apart and rebuilt.

The post garnered enough attention from other media that LEGO has released a statement about it. One of these outlets was Vice who LEGO gave the response to and not Brickset which boggles my mind as to why they didnt’ give it to a fellow fan media. The statement is as follows:

All LEGO sets are designed to be rebuildable, including the LEGO Star Wars AT-AT.

“This set is a complex build intended for those aged 18+ and uses Technic pieces to secure elements of the set. Once assembled, these pieces can sometimes be more difficult to take apart, but it is still possible. In the case of the elements that attach the upper body to the lower part of the set, builders should tap to the side of the Technic rod until it starts to stick out and then remove it using the LEGO tool which is provided with the set. Alternatively, you can ease the model onto its side and the rods will come out.

“Regarding the pieces used to construct the legs; once assembled the Technic rods can be removed by pushing the rod from one end and securing the end of it with your fingernail. Then push back the cross-axle extender and keep repeating this movement until enough of the end protrudes

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LEGO Releases First Set with Paper Bags

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We already know that LEGO will be rolling out paper bag packaging in early 2022 but it looks like we have our first official set to be released with them in the 2021 LEGO Employee Gift.

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Thanks to BrickFanz, we have a first look at the paper bags in the LEGO Ninjago The Temple of Celebrations (4002021). Similar to the size of the current plastic bags, they now include a base to stand the bags up and a tear strip to open up. In addition, the bags now also double up as a coloring sheet if you desire.

Note that not all 2022 sets will have these new paper bags when they are released as it is still a gradual rollout with 100% sustainability by 2025.

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Previous LEGO Harry Potter & Star Wars Promotions Live Again – December 2021

LEGO has brought back some older promotions on the LEGO Shop for December. First is the Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) with purchases of $100 or more in LEGO Harry Potter products. This was first available back in October with the same price threshold. The other promotion is for the LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Homestead (40451) with purchases of $85 or more in LEGO Star Wars products. This set was available earlier this year during the May the 4th event and it also has the same price limit. There’s no mention on when the promos end but if you weren’t able to get it before, now would be the best time. Thanks to Michael for the heads up.

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LEGO Seasonal Santa’s Sleigh (40499) Back in Stock – December 2021

For those with quick fingers, the LEGO Seasonal Santa’s Sleigh (40499) is now back in stock on the LEGO Shop. This set has been one of the more popular Seasonal sets in a long time and has been going out of stock ever since its release back in October. The 343 piece set costs $36.99 and it has been dubbed the “Reindeer Battle Pack” as it is a quick and easy way to get the reindeer.

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LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR (42130) Officially Announced

LEGO has officially announced its next LEGO Technic set with the BMW M 1000 RR (42130). Releasing on January 1, the set has 1,920 pieces and will retail for $229.99/€199.99/£174.99. Some of the features of the BMW M 1000 RR is that it has a fully functional gearbox along with front and rear suspension. In addition, it has a printed windshield and three different dashboard options to choose from. The set also comes with a racing stand and display plate.

Born on the Racetrack: Build at Home

The LEGO Group reveals the LEGO® Technic™ BMW M 1000 RR

9.12.21: LEGO® Technic™ has unleashed the ultimate street and track champion motorbike, with the reveal of the LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR set. This incredibly detailed 1:5 scale set is a faithful replica of the supremely fast, technologically advanced BMW M 1000 RR motorbike.

The set is the latest in a partnership between LEGO Technic and BMW Motorrad and gives fans the opportunity to own the first ever BMW ‘M’ bike, a coveted badge that’s steeped with heritage and synonymous with motorsport, engineering excellence and attention to detail.

The LEGO Technic BMW M 1000 RR has several key features recreated in brick, making it technically accurate but also aesthetically stunning. These include a new and fully functional three-speed gearbox, front and rear suspension, front steering, a gold chain, three different screen dashboard options and a printed windshield. Designed for pure enjoyment, the set also comes with a racing stand and display plate.

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LEGO DUPLO Marvel App Officially Announced

LEGO has announced the launch of a mobile app for preschoolers called LEGO DUPLO Marvel. Aimed towards kids ages 2-5, the app is filled with activities that support learning and development skills including, early math, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving. The app is free on Apple App Store and Google Play with additional content available for purchase.

StoryToys launches LEGO® DUPLO® MARVEL

A new app for preschoolers combining the learning benefits of LEGO® DUPLO® with the fun and adventure of MARVEL

Dublin, Ireland – December 9, 2021 – StoryToys, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Team17 Group plc, the LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment announce the launch of LEGO DUPLO MARVEL, a mobile app for preschoolers. With over one million pre-orders globally, the app is now available from the App Store and Google Play.

In LEGO DUPLO MARVEL even the youngest Marvel fan can engage with their favorite Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Captain America, Ghost-Spider and more. In each activity children help their favorite Super Hero save the day, whether shooting webs with Spider-Man or rescuing a cat with Captain America. They can also create and build structures with virtual 3D LEGO DUPLO bricks. Each activity is an open-ended play experience for endless fun.

The app is carefully aligned with the esteemed Headstart Early Learning Outcomes Framework to ensure it meets the developmental needs of 2–5-year-olds. Each play pack features fun problem solving challenges to support learning and development skills including, early math, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving.

The LEGO DUPLO MARVEL app is now available worldwide in twenty-six languages,

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LEGO DC Character Encyclopedia: New Edition Val-Zod Minifigure Revealed

DK has officially revealed the exclusive minifigure that will be in the upcoming LEGO DC Character Encyclopedia: New Edition which is Val-Zod. if you’re not familiar with the character, Val-Zod is another Kryptonian who has similar powers as Superman. The minifigure itself is mostly blue with white and red accents.

The book features over 200 LEGO DC minifigures with various information and facts about them. The book will be available on May 17 and you can pre-order it now for $21.99 that includes the Amazon Pre-order Price Guarantee.

Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO DC world – plus an exclusive minifigure for your collection!

Find out about awesome Super Heroes, including Batman™, Superman™, Wonder Woman™ and their many friends and foes.

Discover incredible Super Heroes and terrifying Super-Villains along with rare and unique minifigures you’ve never seen before in the LEGO DC Character Encyclopedia New Edition – the ultimate handbook for fans of the LEGO DC world.

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LEGO Announces First Carbon Neutral Factory in Vietnam

The LEGO Group has announced that they will be building a new carbon neutral factory in Vietnam. To continue with their sustainability mission, it will cost more than $1 billion to build and it will be the company’s first carbon neutral factory. Construction begins in the second half of 2022 and production is set to start in 2024.

The LEGO Group announces plans to build new factory in Vietnam to support long-term growth

• Site set to be the LEGO Group’s first carbon neutral factory.
• Investment of more than US $1 billion to create up to 4,000 jobs.
• 6th LEGO® factory to expand Group’s global manufacturing footprint and support long-term growth in Asia-Pacific region.
• New factory set to start production in 2024.

Billund, December 8, 2021: The LEGO Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP) to build a new factory in Vietnam. The facility is planned to be the company’s first carbon neutral factory and will include investments in solar energy generation.

The LEGO Group will invest more than US $1 billion in the 44-hectare site in the Binh Duong Province around 50km from Ho Chi Minh City and create up to 4,000 jobs over the next 15 years.

Construction is set to begin in the second half of 2022 and production is due to start during 2024.

The new factory will be the LEGO Group’s sixth manufacturing site and second in Asia. It is being built to support additional long-term growth in

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LEGO Ideas The Riverside Scholars Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Riverside Scholars project by Hanwasyellowfirst is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The 2,500 piece build features a large structure on the river which includes an observatory tower and also has four minifigures.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, Orchid, and Pirate Tavern as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Seasonal Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ Living Room (40489) GWP Officially Cancelled

Usually there are two LEGO gift with purchase sets during Black Friday but for this year, there was only one. The other set was supposed to be Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ Living Room (40489) which was never released and we now have the reason why. The set has been officially cancelled and LEGO has released a statement about it.

We decided not to release this product as it didn’t meet our strict quality standards. Because we work so hard to provide the best possible play experiences, we never compromise the quality of our products.

The image above is render of the set from Hoth Bricks but you can find the leaked images of the set online.

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LEGO Build Together BETA Announced

LEGO has revealed a new BETA building experience that will be on the LEGO Building Instructions app called LEGO Build Together. This new building experience allows multiple people to build a particular set in an innovative way. The idea came from Dominik Brachmanski who pitched it last year and the BETA will be launching on December 13.

The experience can be used up to five people and each person needs to have the app installed on their phone or tablet. At launch, there will be six products supported on the BETA which includes:

• 60307 LEGO CITY Rescue camp
• 60292 LEGO CITY City Town Center
• 60291 LEGO CITY Family house
• 60302 LEGO CITY Wildlife Rescue
• 10270 LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop
• 31097 LEGO Creator 3in1: Townhouse Pet Shop & Café

The LEGO Group launches BETA ‘Build Together’ experience, a fan-built innovation that provides new ways to physically build LEGO sets together as a group

The LEGO Group today unveiled a new BETA building experience that will soon be available on the LEGO® Building Instructions app, called Build Together. The innovative feature opens a new dimension of interactive building, designed to multiply play value while turning LEGO building into a social, cooperative activity, that both families and friends can enjoy together.

LEGO Fan Dominik Brachmanski from Germany is the mastermind behind the idea, which is now being rolled out globally as a BETA version with the aim of testing and gathering valuable insights on how to optimise this interactive experience before potentially

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LEGO 2021 Employee Gift Revealed

Every year, LEGO gifts its employees a limited edition LEGO set as a Christmas gift and this year’s gift has been revealed. For those are are LEGO employees who haven’t received your set yet, I would skip this post and not go on social media around this time as some LEGO designers have already shown it off online. The rest of the post will be hidden behind the spoiler tag.

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LEGO Ideas Pirate Tavern Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Pirate Tavern by Revan New is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The tavern takes place on an island called Tortuga and it is a mix of pirate and steampunk themes.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, Soyuz Rocket, and Orchid as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Orchid Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Orchid by JamesZHAN is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The original design was displayed at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery and the new one includes a couple of orchids in a a brick-built vase.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklynn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, Baba Yaga, and Soyuz Rocket as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Boutique Hotel (10297) Officially Announced

LEGO has officially revealed the next modular set with the Boutique Hotel (10297). Releasing on January 1, the set has 3,066 pieces and retails for $199.99, €199.99, £179.99. The set celebrates 15 years of the modular line and there are Easter eggs in the set that references the previous sets.

The LEGO Group Celebrates 15 years of Modular Building with the new LEGO® Boutique Hotel Set

December 6th: Today, the LEGO Group reveals a luxurious new address with the LEGO® Boutique Hotel set (10297), the latest addition to the modular building collection. Colourful and quirky, the new 3,066 piece LEGO Boutique Hotel is full of character and details that will have fans stepping back in time to a by-gone era.

In 2022, the LEGO modular building collection celebrates its 15th anniversary and the new set is the 17th LEGO set to be released, joining the LEGO Bookshop, LEGO Assembly Square and LEGO Police Station. The LEGO Boutique Hotel is also full of Easter Eggs and references to the previous 15 years of modular building sets, many of which are revealed in the building instructions, meaning fans will have an exciting time discovering hidden gems while they build.

The set comes in five sections, including;

· The ground floor, featuring the lobby and an art gallery;

· The terrace, with art gallery reception and palm tree;

· The first floor, with hotel rooms;

· The second floor, with a penthouse suite;

· The roof, with a decorative dome

Each hotel room features distinct styles of furniture and

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LEGO Santa’s Front Yard (40484) Promotion Available Again in UK and Europe

For those that are in the UK and other European countries such as France and Germany, the LEGO Black Friday 2021 Santa’s Front Yard (40484) promotion is now back for a limited time. As with a few weeks ago, you’ll have to spend £170/170€ to get it and it looks like there are plenty of products still available such as the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313). Unfortunately here in the US, we barely have any stock here and the promotions are pretty much non-existent at this time except for the Santa Claus (30580) which you can get at Target for $5.

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LEGO Creator Sunflowers (40524) Revealed

Continuing with the line of LEGO Creator plant sets for 2022, there will be a new one coming out in January with the Sunflowers (40524). The set has 191 pieces and will retail for $12.99 and it consists of a pair of sunflowers.

Sunflowers bring instant cheer and optimism to their surroundings. And now you can build your own model version of this much-loved flower with the vibrant LEGO® Sunflowers (40524) building kit. Create an eye-catching sunflower display or make a mixed bouquet by adding the LEGO Roses (40460), LEGO Tulips (40461) or LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280) sets (each set sold separately). It also makes a great Mother’s Day gift or anytime treat for a friend or loved one.

• Build a sunflower display – Create a display piece for any room with the colorful LEGO® Sunflowers (40524) building kit. Includes 2 sunflower blooms with adjustable green stems and leaves
• Combine with other sets – LEGO® Sunflowers can be displayed on its own or combined with the LEGO Roses (40460), LEGO Tulips (40461) or LEGO Flower Bouquet (10280) sets, each sold separately
• Dimensions – There are 191 pieces in the set, and the model sunflowers measure over 9.5 in. (25 cm) tall

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LEGO Minecraft 2022 Sets Revealed

LEGO has revealed the new 2022 wave of LEGO Minecraft sets on the LEGO Shop. There are six sets currently listed online with one of them including the new ninja minifigure which was announced as the winner of the minifigure skin fan vote earlier this summer at LEGO Con 2021.


The Creeper Ambush (21177) – 72 pieces/$9.99


The Fox Lodge (21178) -193 pieces/$19.99


The Mushroom House (21179) – 272 pieces/$19.99


The Guardian Battle (21180) – 255 pieces/$24.99


The Rabbit Ranch (21181) – 340 pieces/$29.99


The Training Grounds (21183) – 534 pieces/$69.99

LEGO Ideas Soyuz Rocket Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Soyuz Rocket project by The Half Blood Baron is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The build features the only manned spacecraft currently in use to bring astronauts to the International Space Station.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklynn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, LEGO Ghibli, and Baba Yaga as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO Ideas Baba Yaga Achieves 10,000 Supporters

The Baba Yaga project by Artem Biziaev is the latest one to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. This is an updated version of the previous one that features Baba Yaga as a chicken leg hut.

The project now joins Land Ahoy, Terrariums, Great Coral Reef, Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns, Clockwork Solar System, The Dojo, Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage, Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop, Motorized Johnny 5, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), The LEGO Emergency Box, LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working), and Brooklynn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct, Steampunk Explorers, Moominhouse ムーミン屋敷, Castle Outpost, Downtown Records, The Meeting Point, and LEGO Ghibli as the ones to reach the Third 2021 Review Stage.

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LEGO DOTS 2022 Sets Revealed

LEGO has revealed some new LEGO DOTS sets on the LEGO Shop. Some new additions to the theme include more bag tags and bracelets with new design pieces. All the sets will be available on January 1.


Into the Deep Bracelets with Charms (41942) – 36 pieces/$5.99


Gamer Bracelet with Charms (41943) – 37 pieces/$5.99


Candy Kitty Bracelet & Bag Tag (41944) – 188 pieces/$4.99


Neon Tiger Bracelet & Bag Tag (41945) – 188 pieces/$14.99


Extra DOTS – Series 6 (41946) – 118 pieces/$3.99


Cute Banana Pen Holder (41948) – 438 pieces/$19.99

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LEGO Collection x Target Now Live

Target has officially kicked off the new LEGO Collection x Target brand experience. The limited edition collection is designed to be playful, spark creativity and fill your holiday season with joy. Some of the more interesting items for me are listed below but there are a lot more things in the LEGO Collection x Target. Most items will be available online while stores will have limited quantities.

Astronaut Minifigure Plush (assorted colors) – $14.99
Gingerbread Man Plush – $14.99
Santa Plush – $14.99
Colorful Minifigures Puzzle – $12.99
Fun in Space Puzzle – $12.99
Playful Bricks Puzzle – $12.99
Snow Character Building Kit – $30 – December 7
Snow & Sand Building Kit – $30
Benny’s Crossbody Handbag – $25

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LEGO Art Project – Create Together (21226) Now Available on LEGO Shop

The new LEGO Art Project – Create Together (21226) is now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. The set has 4,138 pieces and retails for $119.99. Within the set, there are four different themes to choose from: food, patters, icons, and interests with 36 total designs to choose from. There is also one large design which is of the white classic Spaceman minifigure.

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