The sets released in October 2020 is an early shopping list reminder for the coming Christmas celebrations. The themed choices include a Christmas 2-in-1 wreath, tree ornaments and the Brickheadz nutcracker and the general availability of the LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina. An unexpected surprise is the Toad’s Special Hideaway expansion set from the LEGO® Super Mario™ universe which was meant to be an SDCC exclusive now cancelled and released on the LEGO store (US only). This also means that it will not be available in all regions.
Back in August, we shared a first look at the Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk minifigure that comes with the purchase of the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Deluxe Edition game. While the game has been delayed to next spring, pre-orders are now available on Amazon US. Today we’re getting a closer look at the polybag packaging and artwork thanks to retailer gameresource.nl.
The Frankenstein BrickHeadz will be available on the LEGO Online stores (Sept 15). As usual, the exact time of release may vary across regions. A new addition to the store is the Obi Wan Star Wars LEGO 20th Anniversary figure that was previously only available as a gift-with-purchase and if you feel lucky, you can order individual packs of the latest Harry Potter Series 2 collectible minifigures.
Yesterday a whopping 35 LEGO Ideas projects were announced for qualification review. Earlier this year, 26 sets were shortlisted for also achieving the 10,000 votes required for a submission to be reviewed. Achieving 10,000 votes is no easy feat as we’ve seen in the past, but with the recent support of projects skyrocketing, there has been chatter amongst the community if the rules should be tweaked or changed to bring it back down to more palatable numbers.
LEGO store is practically giving away a total of 150 free VIP store points for simply answering a Harry Potter online quiz. All you need is 6 out of 9 answers right and you’re set to receive them almost instantaneously.
LEGO just announced a new record of 35 submissions by fan creation submissions to be considered for the second 2020 review, the highest ever amount since the inception of the programme for a single review period. The first review earlier this year had 26 submissions, making it a total of 61 sets now in the pipeline of options for LEGO to decide what creations would be made into official LEGO sets.
Following the success of the online LEGO House tour, LEGO House is back with a full day of live sessions. Called the LEGO House Fan Day, the event will will be held on the 24th of September and open to the fan community all over the world to join for free. Registration is required and sessions are held from 1pm 4pm CEST (Billund time)
In February at Toy Fair New York we covered selected LEGO branded merchandise at the event. Some of the products are now available, including colouful jigsaw puzzles and journals made by Chronicle Books. Here’s a quick guide and availability on Amazon for sale or preorder.
Yesterday, LEGO dropped a 20-second teaser video on all social media channels showcasing a pair of sneakers floating out of a shoebox with the A-ZX printed on the outer shell of the box reveal. The A-ZX series is a throwback and revival of the ZX series which was first launched in 1984 and the A-ZX project in 2008.
September is here and LEGO has released a number of sets that you may have been eyeing. The Harry Potter 75978 Diagon Alley is one that we predict will be a favourite for the month and also includes the highly anticipated 75292 The Razor Crest that was first revealed back in February. The Advent Calendar sets for Star Wars, City and Friends are available. This is a good time to grab them, if you want to prepare early for Christmas, especially since the Advent Calendars tend to sell out early.
In a previous episode had a glimpse of the famous co-host of Mythbusters, Adam Savage, building a storage solution for keeping his LEGO elements organised. The followup to that project is to get some actual sorting to be done. In this episode, Adam sorts his LEGO elements by colours and that approach works for him and his modest collection.