Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be in theaters in a few short weeks and recently LEGO has released a few sets based on the first two Fantastic Beasts movies. Amazon currently has those two sets on sale at which are the lowest they’ve been on the site. Newt’s Case of Magical Creatures (75952) is 20% off and is holding at $40 which is $10 off the regular price. This is a really fun build and I do recommend it based on my review.
For you LEGO Ninjago fans, there are some new sales going on over at Amazon that you may be interested in. There’s a couple of the new summer 2018 wave sets that are already discounted and it’s the lowest they’ve been on Amazon. The first one is the Firstbourne (70653) that is going $56 which is 20% off the regular price. At almost 900 pieces and six minifigures, this is a great deal on the set.
The other set is the Oni Titan (70658) which is now $40.47, a 19% discount. This set has four minifigures including the popular Harumi (according to my Twitter followers).
Earlier today, LEGO announced the new LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book (21315) and this set was the brainchild of Jason Allemann and Grant Davis. Containing 859 pieces while retailing for $69.99, the book features two well-known short stories with the Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk.
The November 2018 LEGO Store Calendar talked about some of the upcoming Black Friday promotions which includes doorbuster deals and exclusive offers but it didn’t mention or show anything for the promotion. It looks like we may have found out what one of the offers could be via the Chinese LEGO Store flyer. At the bottom of the flyer, it shows a limited edition Christmas Gift Box (40292) gift-with-purchase set from November 22-30. Here in the States, our promotions start on November 23 so it’s possible that we could also get this promotion set as well.
If you look closely at the set, you can see that it is able to open up to show a scene inside showing off what appears to be a living room on Christmas day complete with a Christmas tree and toys. It is worth mentioning that the footnote shows that the set is limited to 4,500 copies. I’m not sure if that amount is in that particular region or worldwide.
This set is not the only Christmas set this year has it has already been revealed there is also the Christmas Carousel (40293) as well. There’s no word at this time when that particular promotion will begin. As always, I’ll report any new information that comes out for these two sets.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part comes out in a few short months and little details of the movie have been slowly releasing. Back in San Diego Comic Con, the Warner Bros. panel talked about a new character for the movie named Rex Dangervest who is also voiced by Chris Pratt. We now have a look at the character which comes from an upcoming book for the movie on Amazon UK.
As you can see from the image above, Rex wears a blue outfit and he has a disheveled look. As stated from the SDCC panel, Rex is a space traveling archeologist, cowboy, and raptor trainer. This is a play on some of the characters that Chris Pratt has played in other movies including Guardians of the Galaxy, The Magnificent Seven, and Jurassic World.
LEGO has officially announced the next LEGO Ideas with the Pop-Up Book (21315). It contains 859 pieces and retails for $69.99. The project was originally designed by Jason Allemann and Grant Davis and it quickly became a fan favorite on LEGO Ideas.
The Pop-Up Book features two popular short stories, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk and both builds are interchangeable on the book base.
LEGO didn’t mention it in the press release but the set will be available starting on November 1. Check out more details in the press release below as well as more high-quality images. I’ll be releasing my review of the set later today so stay tuned for that.
Ages 12+. 859 pieces
US $69.99 – CA $89.99 –DE 69.99€ – UK 59.99£ – FR 69.99€ – DK 599DKK – AU $109.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Enjoy 2 classic fairy tales with this brick-mazing pop-up LEGO® book!
Build, play and display the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk with LEGO® Ideas 21315 Pop-up Book! This first-ever buildable pop-up book made from LEGO bricks opens to reveal the famous scene of grandmother’s forest cottage featuring opening door, bed and kitchen area. Recreate the scene when Little Red Riding Hood meets the wolf or swap out grandmother’s cottage for the scene of the giant’s castle in the clouds. This collectible toy features enough bricks to build both scenes or you can even build a scene of your own and makes a perfect creative gift. This LEGO set includes a booklet with a short history of pop-up books, a condensed history of each fairy tale in the set, as well as information about its fan designers and LEGO designers.
• Includes 4 new-for-November-2018 LEGO® minifigures: Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, the Wolf, and the Giant. Also includes 1 new-for-November-2018 microfigure: Jack.
• First pop-up book in LEGO history features 2 different LEGO fairy tale stories: Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.
• Build and display or recreate your own stories from 2 classic fairy tales with this imagination toy.
• This LEGO® Ideas set features enough bricks to build both fairy tales in the set or you can even build your own scene.
• Includes a booklet featuring building instructions, a brief history of pop-up books, a short history of the 2 fairy tales in the set, plus information about this amazing classic fairy tale’s fan designers and LEGO® designers.
• Pop-up book measures over 7” (20cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide when closed, and over 11” (28cm) wide when open.
It’s been really quiet here in terms of LEGO news simply because there’s nothing to report on but that’ll change soon. In the meantime, there’s another update on the ongoing saga which is for the LEGO Harry Potter Bricktober 2018 (5005254) set. A few days ago, I reported that people have either been finding then in stores or was able to order them in store. Since that time, they are not allowing any orders to be placed on it in stores and any sets they have on hand will not be sold as there is now a strict no-sale policy on it until the end of November. From what I’ve been told on the previous post, they won’t be released until November 17.
If this wasn’t frustrating enough, another person from a different store mentioned that all four Bricktober 2018 sets will be at Barnes & Noble. I can’t vouch for that but I wouldn’t be surprised as this is the first time that we’ve heard that all four sets would be at B&N.
As I mentioned on Twitter, I don’t know what is going on with the Bricktober sets. So far, it’s been short of a disaster as everyone involved has still not said anything helpful so we’re still at the wait and see stage.