LEGO has made a bit of a habit of re-imagining Castle sets of yesteryear into new ones using the modern part palette. Today, we can add 10332 Icons Medieval Town Square to the likes of 10305 Lion Knights Castle and 21325 Medieval Blacksmith. With 3,304 pieces, this set is a revamp of a much-loved Castle set from 15 years ago, 10193 Medieval Market Village. Among other things, this new addition to the Castle lineup includes a tavern, carpenter’s shop, guard tower, eight minifigures, and a goat in a brand new color. 10332 Icons Medieval Town Square will be available from March 1st for US $229.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £199.99.
Coming next month, a quintet of LEGO sets – most from the world of Formula 1 – will be racing onto store shelves. Stretching over the themes of Speed Champions, Technic, and LEGO Icons, these racers represent cars from the brands of BMW, McLaren Racing, and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team. The biggest of the bunch is 42171 LEGO Technic Mercedes-AMG F1 W14 E Performance, clocking in at 1,642 pieces. It’s accompanied by a smaller pull-back version of the same car in 42165 LEGO Technic Mercedes-AMG F1 W14 E Performance Pull-Back. The LEGO Icons model has fans of F1 history in mind, as it’s a version of one of the most successful cars ever seen in the sport: the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 as driven by Ayrton Senna. This set, 10330 LEGO Icons McLaren MP4/4 & Ayrton Senna, is the only one of the five new cars currently available for preorder on the LEGO website (see links below the fold). And the two Speed Champions sets have offerings of McLaren and BMW pedigrees. All of these new racing sets will be available through LEGO.com starting March 1st, joining the two existing race cars of LEGO City already available.
This month on the LEGO website, there aren’t too many new sets hitting the virtual store shelves. But the ones that have just been released are some real heavy hitters. With a pair of offerings from both the LEGO Icons and LEGO Ideas themes, adult fans are definitely going to be making some space on their shelves. If that describes you, then head on over to the LEGO website (US | CAN | UK) and check them out!
LEGO has been no stranger to brand tie-ins of late, and they have added another popular TV character to their line-up. The Danish company is teaming up with Hasbro Entertainment to produce DUPLO sets featuring Peppa Pig and her friends. Peppa has been a mainstay of children’s TV for 20 years as of 2024, and the collaboration will see sets released in the Duplo line aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers. Merlin Entertainment, custodian of the LEGOLAND parks, is also being brought into the fold. In LEGO’s hometown of Billund, the LEGOLAND park will get its own Duplo Peppa Pig play area. Meanwhile, LEGOLAND Deustchland in Gunzburg, Germany, will get a new neighbour in the form of a Peppa Pig-dedicated theme park. More details on the sets are slated to come later on this year.
What do you make of this news? Have a read of the press release below, and let us know what you think in the comments!
We here at The Brothers Brick have poured through the list of LEGO builders we’ve featured on the site for 2023. With so many excellent creations blogged by us in those 365 days, it’s always tough to find the singular builder who went above and beyond in that time – who not only rose above their peers, but also improved upon their work from past years. And when we specifically looked for someone who seriously stepped up their game in the year 2023, it was clear who fit the bill.
The Brothers Brick is thrilled to announce that Dicken Liu is our TBB LEGO Builder of the Year for 2023.
The east coast of the US is celebrating the calendar change over to 2024, and LEGO fans are celebrating the release of new sets at the beginning of another month. And with about 150 new sets hitting virtual store shelves, there’s certainly plenty to celebrate. This latest wave of new sets includes an interesting concept: a space-based cross-theme concept showing up in Technic, City, Creator, and Friends. Of course we won’t be able to cover everything, but check out a smattering of the highlights on this New Year’s Release Day below. And if you want to see everything in the new catalog, head on over to the LEGO website (US | CAN | UK).
From now until January 4th, LEGO is offering many sets for sale on their website. While there are too many to list out, some of the highlights include sets from Disney, Harry Potter, Monkie Kid, Avatar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Of note in that last theme, the massive 76210 Iron Man Hulkbuster and 71039 LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Series 2 both get a price reduction for this period. These discounts range from 20% to 40% off the normal price, and include sets released as recently as this summer. For the full list, check out everything on LEGO’s Offers and Sales page for the US, Canada, and UK.
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Hot on the heels of 21344 The Orient Express Train, LEGO Ideas has yet another offering for us, debuting in the new year. 21345 Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera marks the 53rd product in the Ideas line. The 516-piece model includes a viewfinder, dials, and a functioning shutter button that interacts with the included LEGO-themed “photos.” We haven’t seen many 1:1 scale sets from LEGO, with the most notable in this category being the LEGO Ideas 21327 Typewriter from 2021. For shutterbugs and LEGO enthusiasts looking to get their hands on the LEGO Ideas 21345 Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera, the set will be available from LEGO’s website on January 1, retailing for US $79.99 | CAN $99.99 | UK £69.99.
Ever wanted to display some LEGO roses, but thought that 40460 Roses was just a bit small? If so, good news! LEGO has today unveiled the latest addition to the Botanical Collection in the Icons theme: 10328 Bouquet of Roses. The set features a dozen roses of varying sizes and the accompanying baby’s breath, made up from 822 pieces. Starting on January 1st, 2024, this staple romantic gift in brick form will retain for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.
Amid all the Black Friday hoopla, the beginning of December nearly managed to sneak away into obscurity in the shadow of Avenger’s Tower. And yet, we have a set of new adult-themed sets hitting store shelves today: LEGO Ideas 21344 The Orient Express Train, LEGO Icons 10326 Natural History Museum, and LEGO Icons 10329 Tiny Plants. And while all the Black Friday and Insiders Weekend deals/GWPs have now dried up, a pair of new GWPs we recently reviewed are now available on the site: US | CAN | UK.
Not content with releasing nostalgia-laden sets, LEGO has also been re-visiting some smaller classics as Gifts with Purchase. If you picked up 40567 Forest Hideout, the latest offering is sure to be worth a look as well. 40601 Majisto’s Magical Workshop is an update of the 1993 set of the same name. Composed of 365 pieces, also included are the titular wizard Majisto, alongside a female Dragon Knight. At the time of writing there is no information on how much you’ll need to spend to get your hands on it, or how long it will be available for. That said, LEGO Insiders weekend is coming at the end of this week, so there’s a good chance it will be available then.
Here we find ourselves at the top of another month, on the precipice of new releases on LEGO.com. And while November may not have as many offerings as we got in October, there are a pair of gifts-with-purchase available right now to help sweeten the deal. Access to one of the GWPs requires you to be a member of the LEGO Insider program if you haven’t joined yet.