The LEGO Ideas team has just announced that ten projects have achieved the required votes to qualify for the second 2018 LEGO Ideas Review. These ten sets reached the 10,000 supporter mark between May and September 2018, and as a result have made it into the next phase of the process, in which LEGO makes a decision about whether to select the design to become an official LEGO Ideas set.
Of course, there is no guarantee that LEGO will decide to produce any of these designs as an official set, but each fan-designed project deserves congratulations for reaching this important milestone.
See more about each qualified project
Fans will be pleased to know that LEGO has released instructions for all 3 of the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 exclusive sets. Many of the sets in previous exclusives have had unique printed pieces or parts that make them hard for fans to build without paying the hefty secondary-market price. This year LEGO has taken the additional effort to show that they’re listening. While you still won’t get the exclusive packaging with comic book-style box, the rest of the parts should be available in other sets, or maybe already in your collection, and that’s a fair compromise.
Click on the images below to download the PDF instructions.
Every year LEGO releases exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con and this year is no different. Star Wars themes have always been favourites. It’s back again this year with a build showcase of the cockpit segment of the Millennium Falcon featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Looking at the elements, fans would rejoice as it seems that there are no unique parts to build this on your own. Both Minifigures come from the recent Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212). What is unique is the box that’s designed and shaped like a VHS box with line art instead of photorealistic scene. Collectors of boxed sets would certainly want to have this in their collection simply for the uniqueness of that old-school look.
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We first saw some high-resolution photos of the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions sets a couple weeks ago, but further images with detailed product info have now been revealed ahead of their release in March.
75884 Speed Champions 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback – 183 pieces – £12.99 / 14.99€
Create a buildable LEGO® Speed Champions version of a classic car—the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. Ideal for display or racing, it features a minifigure cockpit, removable windshield, wheels with rubber tires and gold-colored rims, and authentic design details. This construction toy includes a minifigure and buildable ‘timing’ board to play out race scenarios.
- Includes a classic Ford racing driver minifigure with Ford racing driver’s helmet.
- The race-ready, buildable 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback vehicle features a minifigure cockpit with removable windshield, wheels with rubber tires and gold-colored rims, transparent light-style elements, racing colors, race-graphics stickers and authentic design details.
- Remove the windshield to place the minifigure in the car.
- Includes a buildable ‘timing’ board with digital display and Ford logo stickers.
- This construction toy is suitable for ages 7-14.
- 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback measures over 1″ (5cm) high, 5″ (14cm) long and 2″ (6cm) wide.
- ‘Timing’ board measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 1″ (4cm) wide and under 1″ (1cm) deep.
Click here to see the rest of the 2018 Speed Champions line-up in detail
LEGO is introducing a number of new merchandise items, from backpacks and patches to flashlights and display cases, and some of them are pretty awesome. We got a hands-on look at a few of the new items at Toy Fair New York today. Continue reading
Jurassic dinosaurs are also making a comeback this year, not just Harry Potter! LEGO have unveiled the complete line-up of 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tie-in sets. The product images, part counts, prices and descriptions are all revealed below. The sets have been unveiled ahead of this year’s summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, so for anyone sensitive to spoilers try not to look to hard at the images as there are some dinosaurs included.
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We announced the 2018 LEGO Speed Champions line-up last month, but Ford have shared a few more images of two Ford LEGO vehicles to get the adrenaline pumping. The new LEGO Speed Champions M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car and 1968 Mustang Fastback will be available from March 1, 2018, priced at €14.99/£12.99/
Photo: Drew Gibson
The 203 piece set includes a choice of wheel trims, two interchangeable bonnets – one featuring spotlights for night driving, authentic miniature race-graphics and a driver minifigure with helmet and racing overalls that can be placed inside the car through the removable windshield.
Photo: Drew Gibson Click to see more images of the Ford Speed Champions vehicles
LEGO has just released a teaser video revealing that the second set in the LEGO Technic Ultimate Series will be the Bugatti Chiron. The model follows in the tracks of 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and will be 1:8 scale with 3,599 parts. The Technic Bugatti Chiron will be released on August 1st.
A teaser image was also revealed simply showing four Bugatti Chiron LEGO wheels and a handful of Technic parts – including a Bugatti branded steering wheel.
The video teases a suitably blurred, semi-constructed LEGO set that should get those supercar Technic fans into an anticipatory frenzy.
Click here to see the Bugatti Chiron teaser video
With the new year, comes a new wave of LEGO sets, now available in LEGO stores and online. We’ve highlighted few from each theme we think you will love, from Downtown Diner to Shanghai. We’ve already reviewed a few of these sets, with more on their way in the coming days and weeks.
The next modular has arrived and is ready to transport you to the 50s with its teal highlights.
10260 Downtown Diner | $169.99 USD
Also available from eBay
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LEGO Elves sets have always been a rich source of beautiful colours and interesting parts for builders who prefer to make their own creations. Five sets due for release in 2018 have been revealed, and there are some great new parts and colours to be found. The largest set, 41194 Noctura’s Tower & the Earth Fox Rescue looks to have a nice supply of Zombie Teal (a colour that is returning in 2018 after being ‘killed off‘ back in 2006). Let’s take a closer look.
41194 Noctura’s Tower & the Earth Fox Rescue
A closer look at the the tower shows a new kite-shaped, transparent part, decorated with Elves elemental icons.
Read more about the new parts and colours spotted in Elves 2018 sets
November is a busy time with new sets revealed for 2018 and we have already revealed 2018 sets Technic, Minecraft, City, DC Comics Superheroes, Architecture and Creator Expert themes, as well as some special 60th Anniversary sets. Now we can reveal a further selection of Nexo Knights, Ninjago, Friends and Disney Princess sets, all pictured below. Even if a particular theme does not take your fancy, there are plenty of new parts to spot within some of the sets.
Ninjago has a sub-theme of Sons of Garmadon for 2018, including a headquarters set, a larger temple and the return of hand-held rip-cord powered sets.
70643 Temple of Resurrection
70640 S.O.G. Headquarters
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There is an abundance of new sets being revealed at the moment, and the next 2018 set images we are able to share are from the Minecraft theme. The images show new Minecraft animals and printed parts that look like fun additions, including rabbits, donkey, polar bear, chickens, a brown bear and some ‘cubic melons’.
21144 The Farm Cottage, $49.99, £64.99, 59.99€, 549 pieces.
21142 The Polar Igloo, $29.99, £39.99, 39.99€, 278 pieces.
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