For years LEGO Harry Potter fans have been asking for a complete model of Hogwarts Castle. LEGO has made more than 20 sets depicting various parts of the wizarding school, some with just a few rooms or a bit of wall, and some with large parts of the structure. Some were excellent, and some were not. Now LEGO has finally created the whole castle in a single set, using a massive 6,020 pieces to sculpt 71043 Hogwarts Castle in microscale, including 27 microfigures and 4 minifigures. The set is available beginning today for LEGO VIP members (signing up is free), and will be available to everyone beginning Sept. 1. It retails for $399.99 USD.
Wondering if you should spend your hard-earned cash on a set this big? Check out our hands-on review of 71043 Hogwarts Castle, or see more of the official photos in our announcement article. You can help support The Brothers Brick by purchasing this set and others through the links below.
Note that you must be logged in to the LEGO Shop Online as a VIP member to purchase the set before Sept. 1. Additionally, although LEGO generally rolls out its releases beginning at midnight for each region, it appears this one may be slightly delayed in some regions.
While it remains to be seen if LEGO has produced enough of this set to fulfill demand, if the sales of the even-larger Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon were any indication, this Hogwarts will be hard to find for quite some time. The Millennium Falcon was only available for a few hours at a time before going on backorder, until nearly 6 months after release.
August is here, and the floodgates of LEGO have opened with 58 new sets available today. Fans of Star Wars, Technic, Ninjago, City & Trains, Friends, Harry Potter and even Unikitty and Powerpuff Girls have a lot to choose from. We have your guide right here of each and every new set.
Along with new sets, LEGO has two simultaneous gifts with purchase, including the brand new “Plants from Plants” box of elements sourced from sugar cane (free with purchases above $35), and the Unikitty Castle Room (free with Unikitty! purchases above $25).
There are a few sets that really stand out to us, but you can see the complete list of all 58 sets now available after the jump.
The biggest Technic set of all time has arrived and reaches more than three feet high and can lift more than you expect. The set can also be rebuilt into a Mobile Pile Driver. Look for our review of this set in a couple of hours.
The largest LEGO Ideas set to date, 21311 Voltron is now available. Long anticipated by fans nostalgic for the iconic giant robot from the 1980s TV series of the same name, Voltron stands over 15 inches tall and includes 2,321 pieces, and costs $179.99 USD. But most impressively, it’s actually assembled from the five lions, and transforms with remarkable ease. Voltron will be widely available beginning Aug. 1, but if you’re a VIP member you can go ahead and purchase the set now from the LEGO Shop Online. VIP membership is free.
Buy LEGO 21311 Voltron from the LEGO Shop Online [USA | UK | CAN]
If you’re still on the fence about Voltron, or just want to know before spending your hard-earned cash on a giant transforming robot, check out our review. We go in-depth in our text review of Voltron, and give a thorough breakdown of the transformation process in our video review below.
Today LEGO has just announced that 75192 Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is available again from the LEGO Shop Online, which has continued to experience intermittent out-of-stock issues. So if you’ve been waiting to purchase one online and get those VIP points, now’s your chance. Unsure whether you want to drop $800 on a LEGO set with 7,500 pieces? Check out our hands-on review of the new UCS Falcon.
One of the most anticipated sets in recent memory, the huge Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster is now available to LEGO VIP members — you must be logged in for it to appear available. It will be available June 1 for non-members. The coaster puts to full use LEGO brand new roller coaster system of pieces that was first revealed in The Joker Manor last year, and it includes several new elements for the first time. The coaster can be hand-cranked or combined with Power Functions for a fully automated track. The set includes 4,124 pieces and 11 minifigures for $379.99 USD.
If you’re not already a LEGO VIP member, signing up is free and nets you rewards on every purchase from LEGO, both online and in LEGO Brand Retail stores.
Check out more pictures of the Roller Coaster in our announcement article, and watch for our hands-on review coming soon!
[Update] Some of our readers are also reporting that LEGO has acknowledged a glitch in the ordering system for some users, causing it to appear unavailable, despite being available.
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.
Did you miss all the good sales during Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Or maybe you did find some great bargains but are ready for round 2! Whatever the case may be, here’s another chance for you to grab a deal. Target is running a sale from now until Dec. 9 giving 20% off select LEGO, including some brand new sets such as the 75204 Sandspeeder from The Last Jedi, which we recently reviewed.
[Update] It appears the sale is on select sets only, and does not include the large, hard-to-find sets we originally featured below. We apologize for this confusion—we received this information directly from Target, but the actual sale seems to differ significantly from what Target communicated to us. We’ll be more cautious with info we receive from Target in the future.
Click the banner above to browse the LEGO selection on Target.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie wave 2 sets are now available to buy from the LEGO Shop online or at your local LEGO store. Wave 2 includes Garmadon’s Shark Mech, Garmadon’s Volcano Lair, the Quake Mech and a smaller set, Piranha Attack. You can support The Brothers Brick by clicking on the set links to shop at LEGO online, scroll down for links to the LEGO Shop for our UK and Canadian readers.
We’ve already alerted you to some great deals on Amazon that began on Black Friday (not to mention the new LEGO Taj Mahal coming out today), but Cyber Monday is primed to bring even more fantastic deals from a wide range of themes, including Super Heroes, Star Wars, Simpsons, Technic, and more. Follow this link to check out all the Cyber Monday LEGO deals on Amazon, or look below for the highlights. The sale runs only for today, Nov. 27, and as always, these sales likely have limited stock and vary by country. At the time of writing, all of these are active on Amazon.com in the USA, but you won’t want to delay.
While these deals are disappearing fast, don’t forget that Amazon has a lot of great LEGO sets on sale that aren’t part of the Cyber Monday blitz, including some more than 50% off. Click here to view the non-Cyber Monday sales.
First up is Marvel Super Heroes 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier at $244.95, which is 30% off. With a set this large, that means a savings of over $105 off the regular $349.99 MSRP.
Almost a decade after the first version hit shelves, the new 10256 Taj Mahal is now available to order from the LEGO Shop online or at your local LEGO store. The Taj Mahal was the largest LEGO set ever released until the new edition of the UCS Millennium Falcon unseated it last month. This re-release of this Indian icon includes 5,923 pieces (one more than its predecessor) and is priced at $369.99 USD.
The original Taj Mahal still commands a premium on the secondary market, though news of its re-release has cut prices more than half since it was announced (from $3,000 USD to $1,350 for a new, unopened set). LEGO’s alleged recent focus on reclaiming some of the secondary market is having a noticeable effect.
Additionally, if you order today (Cyber Monday), the LEGO Shop Online has a few remaining Black Friday sales and freebies, including several discounted sets, 40254 Nutcracker with purchases over $99 and a branded shopping bag with purchases over $199, while supplies last.
Although specific sales and promotions will vary by region, remember that our Canadian readers can support TBB by clicking through to buy the Taj Mahal (or anything else) from this button:
And a link for our dear UK readers as well, if you feel inclined to do some LEGO shopping:
With all the UCS Millennium Falcon craziness going on this week, LEGO also quietly released the next (and most likely final) wave of LEGO Dimensions sets. Wave 9 is now on store shelves featuring Beetlejuice, Powerpuff Girls and Teen Titans Go! Unlike past releases, none of the sets is a retailer exclusive, so all should be available from most major retailers.
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