LEGO BrickHeadz fans are no stranger to seasonal releases, and a new one is on its way. LEGO BrickHeadz 40492 La Catrina will be available from August 1. With 141 pieces, La Catrina stands 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall and celebrates the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).
LEGO just announced the newest Ideas set, 21328 Seinfeld. Based on the popular sitcom from the 90s, Seinfeld, the set features Jerry’s apartment along with the main characters from the show; Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes and Newman. The set is built like a stage, very much like the LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk and LEGO Creator Expert Friends The Apartments, and measures 32 cm (12.6 in) wide, 18 cm (7 in) long and 13 cm (5.1 in) high with 1,326 pieces.
While LEGO System builders enjoy the just-unveiled 10290 Pickup Truck, Technic fans can have some fun too, as LEGO also unveiles two new Technic sets, 42128 Heavy-duty Tow Truck and 42129 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck. As usual, the sets are filled with various play functions, both manual and motorized. The new sets join 42126 Ford F-150 Raptor, that was revealed just yesterday.
LEGO unveils a new set from the Infinity Saga wave, 76200 Bro Thor’s New Asgard. The set features Thor’s living quarters after Thanos wipes out half the universe, shared with Korg and Miek. 2 minifigures are included in the set, Thor with all his glory (!) and Korg with his vacation outfit, as seen in the Avengers Endgame film. Miek is also included, built with a lavender head piece and two flower pieces.
The chance to pre-order and get the project of your choice in the Bricklink Designer Program, formerly known as the AFOL Designer Program, starts tomorrow on 1st July 8:00 am Pacific / 5:00pm CET. There are 7 projects to choose from in the first round of crowdfunding. Fans can pre-order their favorite project (or projects) between July 1st and August 10th, 2021.
Today LEGO unveiled three new Star Wars sets. The sets feature characters and vehicles from the popular Disney+ series The Mandalorian. All three sets will be available to purchase globally on August 1. There were also two more LEGO Star Wars sets from The Clone Wars revealed at the beginning of June based on the animated series.
LEGO Ideas announced the winner of the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! building contest during the LEGO CON 2021 today. The Foosball Table by Donát Fehérvári will become the next LEGO Ideas set and will be released sometime in future. The contest was held between December 2020 and February 2021 and gathered more than 800 entries.
On June 24 2021, LEGO opened a new flagship store on 5th Avenue New York City. With 7,175 square feet (about 660 square meters) over two floors, the store offers a brand-new feature called Brick Lab, which turns physical LEGO builds into digital ones to become part of the interactive story. The experience is 20 minutes long, and fills the walls, floors and ceilings with animated interactive content which then the visitors can play in, using both physical and virtual builds. The LEGO Group aims to have this feature in 100 other flagship stores in the coming year.
Today LEGO announced a new type of brick: One made from recycled plastic. It has been made out of discarded PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles, and it’s a product of three years’ work from over 150 materials scientists and engineers, resulting in more than 250 variations.
LEGO just revealed the next wave of Expansion Sets for the Super Mario theme. The sets include Bowser’s Airship, Boss Sumo Bro Topple Tower, Lakitu Sky World, Reznor Knockdown Expansion Sets along with the Frog Mario and Bee Mario Power-Up Packs. The Super Mario Series 3 Character Packs were revealed recently, and today we get close-up images of all the characters included.