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LEGO Design Seminar 2023 Cosmic Daydreams (DS2023) Includes Purple Classic Space Astronaut Minifigure

A few days ago, LEGO held their 2023 Design Seminar and there was an exclusive LEGO Classic Space set given out as gifts with the Cosmic Daydreams (DS2023). The seminar was a space themed so not surprising that the give was also space related. What’s most interesting about the 148 piece set is that it includes a purple Classic Space astronaut minifigure. The description of the set reads:

Everyone has their role to play in space – Pilots, Scientists, Engineers, even Mech-Operators. But the purple Spaceman, that one’s the Dreamer. Dreamers imagine the impossible and bring their wildest thoughts to life! They inspire us to look up, ask the big questions, and build a better universe for everyone!

It even displays the huge NOT FOR RESALE sign that LEGO puts on various items so it’ll be pretty hard to get this set. For those who collect the astronaut minifigures in various colors, you can still get the various pieces on Pick-a-Brick and the torso can be found with the Space Creature from the Series 22 Collectible Minifigures (71032) but it does have some arm printing so it’s not a totally a pure purple torso. Unless a LEGO designer decides to move on from LEGO, we probably won’t be seeing this set hit the secondary market anytime soon. Hopefully LEGO will include the purple astronaut in a future set.


LEGO Space 1978-1992 Book Coming in October

In some news out of IGN of all places, there will be a new LEGO Space 1978-1992 book coming out later this year. Written by Tim Johnson of New Elementary, the 200 page hardcover book takes an in-depth look at the LEGO Space theme which spans almost two decades. The book will be released on October 17 but you can pre-order it today for $49.99 with the Amazon price guarantee.

An oversized full-color hardcover volume exploring the birth and early life of LEGO® Space—the iconic toy line that inspired imagination and exploration the world over!

LEGO toys have sparked creativity and joy for generations, delighting families with each and every new connection. Now, LEGO Space Volume 1 explores the latter half of the twentieth century through the lens of LEGO Space—illuminating the brand’s own history alongside the popular culture and world events that helped to shape it. This collection includes statistics and trivia for each set from across nearly two decades, fascinating insights of the LEGO Group as a company, and celebrations of the talented designers who helped to create each essential piece and kit.

This gorgeous chronicle is perfect for LEGO fans and builders of all ages, and will excite any reader with an interest in the fascinating history of the peerless and classic building toy!

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LEGO 2023 Sets Now Available on LEGO Shop

Happy New Year 2023! LEGO has just released over 100 new sets that are now available for purchase on the LEGO Shop. There are a few promotions going on at the beginning of the month including the LEGO Blacktron Cruiser (40580) with purchases of $190/€190/£170. The promo will run from January 1-14, while supplies last. The LEGO Lunar New Year VIP Add-On Pack (40605) will be free with purchases of $50. Remember to use Rakuten to earn some cash back on your purchases.


Hokusai – The Great Wave (31208) – $99.99


Ilu Discovery (75575) – $24.99
Skimwing Adventure (75576) – $34.99
Mako Submarine (75577) – $59.99
Metkayina Reef Home (75578) – $79.99
Payakan the Tulkun & Crabsuit (75579) – $99.99


Tusken Raider (40615) – $9.99
Frodo & Gollum (40630) – $14.99
Gandalf the Grey & Balrog (40631) – $19.99
Aragorn & Arwen (40632) – $19.99


Bear Stunt Bike (60356) – $7.99
yber Stunt Bike (60357) – $7.99
Mobile Police Dog Training (60369) – $29.99
Police Station Chase (60370) – $39.99
Emergency Vehicles HQ (60371) – $69.99
Police Training Academy (60372) – $99.99
Fire Rescue Boat (60373) – $29.99
Fire Command Truck (60374) – $64.99
Fire Station and Fire Truck (60375) – $39.99
Vet Van Rescue (60382) – $9.99
Electric Sports Car (60383) – $9.99
Penguin Slushy Van (60384) – $19.99
Construction Digger (60385) – $19.99
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LEGO Blacktron Cruiser (40580) Review

LEGO Blacktron Cruiser (40580)

LEGO is kicking 2023 off with a bang with one gift with purchase set that will be dropping at the beginning of the year with the Blacktron Cruiser (40580). This is the second Classic Space set that has been updated with updated parts and building techniques with the first one being the Galaxy Explorer (10497). The Blacktron Cruiser has 356 pieces and you can get for free with purchases of $190/€190/£170 from January 1 – February 14, while supplies last.


LEGO Blacktron Cruiser (40580) Promotion Details Revealed

A few days ago, LEGO revealed the new LEGO Blacktron Cruiser (40580) as a gift with purchase set and we now have details on how to get it. From January 1-14, you can get it with purchases of $190/€190/£170. The threshold is a bit high but there will be a lot of new 2023 LEGO sets available so you’ll probably hit it with no issues.


LEGO Blacktron Returns in 2023 with Blacktron Cruiser (40580) GWP

LEGO has revealed the return of the Classic Space theme in the form of the Blacktron Cruiser (40580) gift with purchase set. The 356 piece Blacktron Cruiser is an update to the Invader (6894) from 1987 and it even comes with the little robot. The details on how to get it should be coming soon.

Rediscover a classic LEGO® set from the 1980s with the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580). A highly-detailed redesign of the classic 6894 set, it’s guaranteed to provide hours of enjoyment and nostalgia for LEGO fans. With all the functionality of the original model, the Blacktron Cruiser is still one of the most dangerous spaceships in the LEGO universe. This updated set comes complete with its original baddies: the Blacktron rogue and his trusty robot sidekick.

• Rebuild a favorite – A redesign of an iconic ’80s LEGO® set, this Blacktron Cruiser lets LEGO fans build a childhood favorite all over again
• Rediscover the original bad guys – The set comes complete with a Blacktron rogue and a Blacktron robot, whose accessories include a metal detector and a hammer wrench
• Dimensions – This product measures over 2 in. (5 cm) high, 11.5 in. (29 cm) long and 9 in. (23 cm) wide


LEGO August 2022 Shopping Guide

August is just around the corner and it is usually one of the biggest months for new LEGO sets, at least in North America. There will be over 90 sets that will be dropping in a few days on the LEGO Shop and here’s a shopping guide for what we can be expecting. Note that there will also be price increases on current sets that are already available which go up to 25%.


Great Pyramid of Giza (21058) – $129.99


The Rolling Stones (31206) – $149.99
Floral Art (31207) – $79.99


Manchester United Go Brick Me (40541) – $14.99
FC Barcelona Go Brick Me (40542) – $19.99
Koi Fish (40545) – $14.99
Poodle (40546) – $14.99
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader (40547) – $19.99


Touring Stunt Bike (60331) – $7.99
Reckless Scorpion Stunt Bike (60332) – $7.99
Bathtub Stunt Bike (60333) – $7.99
Train Station (60335) – $99.99
Freight Train (60336) – $189.99
Express Passenger Train (60337) – $179.99
Smashing Chimpanzee Stunt Loop (60338) – $69.99
Double Loop Stunt Arena (60339) – $149.99
The Blade Stunt Challenge (60340) – $34.99
The Knockdown Stunt Challenge (60341) – $34.99
The Shark Attack Stunt Challenge (60342) – $34.99
Grocery Store (60347) – $69.99


Build Together (11020) – $99.99

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Sunken Treasure Mission (31130) – $34.99
Downtown Noodle Shop (31131) – $44.99
Viking Ship and the Midgard Serpent (31132) – $119.99


Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s Camping Trip (10777) – $24.99
Mickey, Minnie and Goofy’s Fairground Fun (10778) – $34.99
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