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Official Details of 21313 Ship In A Bottle

The latest LEGO Ideas product has officially been announced and I suspect that a lot of people are going to want this as a display piece.

Introducing 21313 Ship in a Bottle

21313 Ship in a Bottle

Based on the original idea by JakeSadovich77 the Ship in a Bottle set features a brick built ship named the Leviathan inside a wonderfully designed brick-built bottle. The set also features an impressive display stand.

There are a lot of fantastic details on this set, the cork in the bottle looks great, as does the compass on the display stand. Creating large clear structures is not something that is normally associated with LEGO bricks and I think the final design did an impressive job of creating the bottle. I love the wax seal element on the bottle too.

The ship itself features three sets off sails, all featuring a printed element with a representation of the Leviathan beast.


To add to the overall aesthetic over 280 translucent-blue 1×1 round plates are included to represent water.


My only real complaint about the set is that the fan model featured rigging created with string while the final model doesn’t. I think it added to the overall look of the ship and I would have liked to see it incorporated in the final model. It may be a case of it was to difficult to add that in to a retail model.

The set will be released February 1st (no VIP release) with an Australian RRP of $119.99.

You can read the press release and see the full image gallery below.

10258 London Bus Announced [Updated]

While the Mini Cooper has already had the Creator Expert LEGO treatment, an even bigger British icon is now becoming a LEGO set – introducing 10258 London Bus.

10258 London Bus

With 1680 pieces this set is designed to be displayed with the other large Creator Expert sets – The Mini, Beetle and VW Camper. The London Bus features realistic external styling and a detailed interior on both the upper and lower levels. The roof and upper level can be separately removed to allow a closer look inside.

You will be able to chose how you’d like to display this set as it has been designed with modern and classic decoration options. The advertising banner on the side features an alternative vintage style ad for biscuits.

To make the set a little more realistic there are also some nice little touches like wear and tear on the seats and items left behind by passengers (a can, newspaper and forgotten umbrella).  Some fun LEGO touches have been added with the destinations Yellow Brick Road, Brickadilly Circus and Twobytwo Square.

There are lots of details to check out so read on for the official product description, designer video and gallery below.

The set will be officially released on August 1st, with a VIP pre-release on July 17th. No Australian pricing at this stage but I will update you once I know. The Australian price has been confirmed as $199.99.


LEGO Announces 10257 Carousel

When the Fairground Mixer set was first announced a lot of LEGO fans hoped it was the start of a new sub-theme. Well after the Ferris Wheel last year LEGO have just announced the third ride in their growing fairground – 10257 Carousel.

10257 Carousel

The set features a fairytale inspired design with animal rides instead of the more traditional horse and carriage. Included is a swan, tiger, frog, elephant and flamingo. There is also a small ticket booth build included too.

Design wise there are plenty of blue elements with lots of gold decorations. The central pillar of the ride features gold mirrors (unfortunately achieved with stickers). Topping off the ride is six new fabric panels in yellow.

There are no included Power Functions, but turning the crank will spin the ride. The animals will also move up and down as the ride spins, with the exception of the swan. For those of you who already own Power Functions elements they can very easily be connected.

It’s undeniable that this set is going to be compared to 10196 Grand Carousel, which is a set that is well loved by the AFOL community. It seems LEGO have made a conscious decision to not reproduce the older set but instead make something new. The Grand Carousel featured included power functions and a sound brick. Neither is included here. This new carousel is smaller in overall dimensions and pieces but I actually really like the overall design.

No Australian price as yet, but expect this to be around $300 when it is released on June 1. Hopefully we will see a VIP pre-release in late May but this is not confirmed.

Check out the full gallery, press release and designer video below.

Celebrate 10 Years Of Modular Buildings With 10255 Assembly Square

LEGO have just announced details of the latest modular building set and it is absolutely amazing. Clocking in at over 4000 pieces the Assembly Square set celebrates 10 years of modular buildings in style – by being the most impressive one yet.

This set features multiple buildings across a larger footprint than any of the previous modular buildings.


Also included is 8 minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO fan, plus a baby figure.


No Australian RRP has been confirmed yet but I will share that as soon as it is released. With so many pieces don’t expect this to be cheap when it is released January 1st 2017.

There is way too much amazing detail for me to go through, so I’ll share the product description and huge gallery of pictures below for you to check out. There is also a designer video for the set.

10254 Winter Holiday Train Announced

Christmas may still be over 100 days away but LEGO have decided that August is the perfect time to announce their latest Christmas set. Introducing 10254 Winter Holiday Train.

10254 Winter Holiday Train 01

Rather than releasing another building LEGO have taken inspiration from 10173 Holiday Train and gone with a festive vehicle this year.

The set features 734 pieces including enough track to make a complete circle – perhaps around the base of your Christmas tree. While not included the set can be upgraded with Power Functions to have a fully operating train.

There are also 5 minifigures included; 3 adults and 2 children.

The Australian product page isn’t live yet but reports are that the Australian RRP will be $149.99. Expect a VIP release in mid-September.

Read on for the full press release, designer video and gallery below.

Official Details of 10252 Volkswagen Beetle

After leaked pictures surfaced online earlier today LEGO have pulled the trigger and released official details of 10252 Volkswagen Beetle

10252 Volkswagen Beetle

This latest Creator Expert set captures another classic motoring icon in a set that will look right at home with your Mini or VW Camper Van.

Featuring 1,167 pieces this set should be a great build when it is released for VIPs on July 14th. Non-VIP customers will have to wait until August 1st to pick this up.

No Australian pricing at this stage.

If you look closely at the pictures in the gallery below you’ll notice a special Australian connection – a set of Queensland licence plate stickers are included. The Queensland plates feature CAD – 156, which seems to be a nod to LEGO designer Melody Caddick who is originally from Queensland.

You can check out the gallery and press release below.

Assault on Hoth Base Set Confirmed

Assault on Hoth Base Tease Thumb

While having a look for information about the New York Toy Fair we spotted confirmation that LEGO’s rumoured large scale Hoth set is on it’s way.

There have been plenty of hints and teases but now we have something official. Fingers crossed we will get pictures once the Toy Fair kicks off.

The set is officially called Assault on Hoth Base and it will feature 2,144 pieces and at least 6 minifigures including Luke and Han. From the description it sounds like the set will be made up of several sub-builds that can connect together in various ways to create your own Hoth Base layout. The press release specifically mentions a Wampa cave as part of the set.

With a US price of $249.99 this set is likely to be around $400 in Australia.

LEGO Assault on Hoth™ Base will Challenge Even the Most Skilled Fan Builders
Experienced builders can recreate the Rebel Force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back in an unbelievably detailed recreation of one of the most iconic scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy. The 2,144-piece building set inspires fans to build their own scouting missions with the Snowspeeder, armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and get back to base on the speeder bike to help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes. The modular design enables fans to customize their Rebel base configuration, including a Wampa cave and Wampa figure.  The set features LEGO minifigure versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, and more. Available May 1 for $249.99.

Via prnewswire.com

Pictures And Details of 10242 Mini Cooper Mk VII

All we can say is wow! This set looks absolutely gorgeous. From the British racing green colour, to the curved body work there is nothing that we don’t love about this set.

10242 LEGO Mini Cooper Set

The tiny car also features neat hidden details, like a brick replica of the car’s engine under the hood, a spare tire compartment and a picnic basket and blanket set.
Via http://mashable.com

A short video has also been released

The set contains 1,077 piece and will be available in August. The US price is $99.99. At this stage we do not have an Australian RRP.

There is an additional gallery of images available via Brickset


10244 Fairground Mixer Unveiled At Sydney Brick Show

LEGO has used the Sydney Brick Show to unveil a new Creator Expert set – 10244 Fairground Mixer.

The set contains 1746 pieces and recreates a heap of classic fairground rides and attractions.

LEGO 10244 Fairground Mixer Box

In an interesting move we also have an Australian price! The set will retail for $199.99 in Australia. The set will be available for purchase in June from LEGO Online. There are reports that this set will exclusive to David Jones in Australia.

Check out the gallery, designer video and press release below.

70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow Officially Unveiled

LEGO has used the New York Toy Fair as an opportunity to officially announce the next LEGO Movie set – 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow. We had previously seen some leaked images of this set, but we now have official images and a design video. This is one seriously impressive ship.

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 01

The set is scheduled for release in March.

No Australian price yet, but we have made some enquiries. Our prediction for an Australian price is $359.99

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 02

LEGO 70810 Metalbeard's Sea Cow 03



Check out the designer video and press release below