It was just a few weeks ago that I reported on some more rumored 2018 LEGO BrickHeadz sets and today LEGO has officially announced one of them with The Simpsons Homer & Krusty the Clown (41632) set. Yes, you heard that right. The Simpsons license with LEGO is still going on and this new Simpsons BrickHeadz will be coming out later this year. The two pack features Homer Simpson with a donut and Krusty the Clown. This is sort of an odd pairing but hopefully we’ll see more Simpsons characters in the future.
According to the September 2018 LEGO Store Calendar, there are two VIP Early Access sets that will be released starting on September 13. One of the sets is the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) and the other set is the LEGO Creator Winter Village 2018 set. Lately, LEGO has been teasing some of their upcoming sets and they have revealed in their LEGO News segment, that the set will be announced on September 9. It lands on a Sunday so it’s actually pretty weird that they would do an announcement on that day but we’ll see.
As you can see from the four teaser images, LEGO shows off a Christmas tree, a snowman, a lamp post, and a red telephone. There hasn’t been any rumors on what the next Winter Village set will be but my sources have told me that it could be a Firehouse. Of course, my sources could be wrong but it’ll only be a few weeks before we see what it is. What do you guys think the 2018 LEGO Winter Village set will be?
The LEGO Wizarding World theme consists of both the Harry Potter franchise as well as Fantastic Beasts and for this year with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald coming out in November, LEGO has introduced one set called Grindelwald’s Escape (75951). It has 132 pieces and retails for $19.99 and it is the smallest of the system sets in the 2018 Wizarding World theme.
A few weeks ago, I did a review of the LEGO Plants from Plants (40320) set and if you read the review to the end, I snuck in a giveaway for a copy of the set courtesy of LEGO. The giveaway has now ended and the winner of the set is:
I’ve been thinking of adding in random giveaways in my review posts so it gives an incentive for those who actually read them. I’m not a prolific LEGO set reviewer but I do what I can with the time that I have so this is a way to thank those who take their time to read my opinion of the sets. Note that not all reviews will have giveaways but I’ll see what I can do.
The LEGO Wizarding World Harry Potter theme has had a very warm welcome back and along with this theme, we also get a Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Collectible Minifigures (71022) line and the set has the most minifigures that has been in a Collectible Minifigures series coming in at a whopping 22 characters. The series consist of characters from both the Harry Potter movies as well as the first Fantastic Beasts movie. Each packet costs $3.99 each and I’ll do a breakdown of the distribution at the end of the review.
As we still patiently wait for the reveal of the LEGO Overwatch sets, one of the big news from the Overwatch Fan Festival a few days ago was D.Va animated short, Shooting Star, but along side that was the reveal of a new Control map, Busan. The only LEGO related thing that has come out from the Overwatch Fan Festival is Sanctuary made out of LEGO bricks. It looks like Blizzard hired someone to create the map but it doesn’t seem like it’ll be part of the initial wave of sets coming out in January.
If we were going to see the LEGO Overwatch sets, it’ll probably be either at PAX West next week or during Blizzcon in November. The thing about Blizzcon is that Blizzard will be doing announcements weeks before the event so they could be revealed even before Blizzcon starts.
Yesterday I made a speculative post on a potential LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley set which was supposedly teased in the Hogwarts Castle designer video and it looks like that set is real. According to Brickset, a mini Diagon Alley (40289) has been found on store shelves in a Slovenia LEGO Certified Store. The set consists of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Ollivanders, Flourish & Blotts, Quality Quiddich Supplies and Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes and it also includes an exclusive Ollivander minifigure.
There’s no word yet on pricing or release date at this time but at least we know the set actually exists and it fits the scale of Hogwarts Castle (71043). What do you guys think of the set?