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LEGO Disney Encanto Sets Now Available on LEGO Shop

There are some new sets that have released which are the LEGO Disney Encanto sets. There are three in this wave and they are based on the new movie that came out last week. As of this post, only the Magrigal House is available and the other two smaller storybook sets have switched to “Coming Soon” which could mean they have been delayed or should come online some time tomorrow.

Antonio’s Magical Door (43200) – $19.99
Isabela’s Magical Door (43201) – $19.99
The Madrigal House (43202) – $49.99

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LEGO Employees to Get Bigger Bonuses and More Vacation Time

LEGO has seen some decent growth in terms of sales and revenue so far this year and it looks like it company is passing the rewards to employees. Bloomberg has reported that LEGO will be giving its employees bigger bonuses and more vacation days. More than 20,000 employees will get three more vacation days and the annual bonuses will be bigger as a thank you for their contributions. We already know how generous LEGO is to employees with employee gifts during the holiday season and other bonuses so it’s nice to see that they continue to reward employees and not just at the top level like with other major retailers.


LEGO Foundation Donates 7.1 Million Danish Kroner to German Red Cross

Back in July, there were major floods in Europe and one of those countries that was affected included Germany. Today the LEGO Foundation has announced that they will be donating 7.1 million Danish Kroner (960,000 Euros) to the German Red Cross in efforts to help support reconstruction of schools and building a family aid center. This is LEGO’s ongoing humanitarian contributions to help crises around the world.

The LEGO Group and the LEGO Foundation announce a 960k EUR grant to support children and families affected by the disastrous flooding in Germany

Billund, November 23rd, 2021: People in flood-affected areas in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, are still struggling with rebuilding their lives three months after the flooding. “The water is gone, but the need for relief efforts and aid continues unabated,” says Karen Pascha-Gladyshev, Managing Director of LEGO GmbH, referring to the flood disaster in July, which destroyed several German villages entirely.

The LEGO Group and the LEGO Foundation have now announced a donation of 7.1 million Danish Kroner (DKK) (960,000 Euros) granted to the German Red Cross (DRK) for the reconstruction of ten kindergartens and the build-up of a family aid center. “We care for the well-being of children around the world and hope that this contribution will help children and families locally in the affected areas of North-Rhine Westphalia,” says Pascha-Gladyshev.

“The initial aid supplied right after the flood was important, in the truest sense of the word, essential for survival,” explains Axel Fielen, chairman of the DRK District Chapter of Aachen e.V. “Now it is


LEGO Masters Season 3 Casting Has Started

It looks like LEGO Masters will be back for another season as casting has already started for it. If you want a chance to be on the show, you can apply over on their website. Filming will be between February-April 2022 in Atlanta. If chosen, travel and accommodations will be provided.


LEGO The Brick-Changer Float Returns to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Two years ago, LEGO introduced The Brick-Changer float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and it will make its return this year for those who didn’t see it. The Brick-Changer is basically part turkey and part dragon that gives families a sense of how LEGO’s colorful bricks have inspired creativity and play in kids. This year’s performer on the float is Zoe Wees and also sort of a missed opportunity for LEGO VIDIYO’s L.L.A.M.A to make an appearance.


LEGO Recycled Brick Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2021

Yesterday, TIME announced the top 100 Best Inventions of 2021 and LEGO was revealed to be part of the group due to their sustainability commitment and creating the first recycled brick. Back in June, LEGO revealed the first prototype LEGO brick made from recycled plastic. The new brick uses PET plastic that used discarded bottles and it took over three years for it to meet their quality, safety and play requirements. It’ll still be a while before we see the recycled bricks in sets but it’ll make a huge impact on the environment when they start rolling out.


LEGO Nominated for 2022 Toy of the Year Awards

The 2022 Toy of the Year finalists have been announced and LEGO is in the running in quite a few categories. LEGO has been nominated 11 times in 9 different categories and you will be able to vote for the winning product. As always, casting your vote in the TOTY sweepstakes gives you a chance to take home the winning toy in each category.

Collectible of the Year

LEGO Marvel Series Collectible Minifigures (71031)

Construction Toy of the Year

LEGO Friends Heartlake City Grand Hotel (41684)

LEGO Marvel Daily Bugle (76178)

Creative Toy of the Year

LEGO VIDIYO The Boombox (43115)

Grown-Up Toy of the Year

LEGO Botanical Collection Flower Bouquet (10280)

Playset of the Year

LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett’s Starship (75312)

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course (71387)

Preschool Toy of the Year

LEGO Disney Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana’s Storybook Adventures (43193)

Specialty Toy of the Year

LEGO Everyone is Awesome (40516)

STEAM Toy of the Year

LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel (31119)

Vehicle of the Year

LEGO Porsche 911 (10295)

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