Tag Archives: LEGO Ideas

The votes are in and a new AFOL book is coming soon

You may recall a little while ago I posted about a LEGO Ideas fan vote on the subject of a new AFOL focused book. There were three options and I can announce today that the winning book is…

The Secret Life of LEGO Bricks

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This book is available to pre-order via the book crowdfunding site Unbound, but it isn’t going to be cheap.

You can read the official announcement below.

Official Details of 21323 Grand Piano

As you may have guessed from the LEGO Facebook teaser, it’s time to officially unveil the final product version of the LEGO Ideas piano.

Introducing 21323 Grand Piano

$529.99 – Available August 1st

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Coming in at 3,662 pieces and measuring 22.5cm high, 30.5cm wide and 35.5cm deep when closed this is a big model.

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That large size has allowed the designers to integrate Powered Up elements, taking this model from a display piece to something that you can interact with. You can either play a tune yourself or put it on automatic mode. This interactivity is created with a motor, hub and a sensor element. Obviously you will also need a compatible smart device.

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While the original Ideas submission featured strings I think the Powered Up approach is an interesting one. It does drive the price up though.

I’m not a very musical person so this one isn’t going to make my must have list but I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments if this is one you’ll be grabbing.

The full image gallery and product description can be found below.

LEGO Ideas Review Results – 3 New Sets Announced

Overnight the LEGO Ideas team announced the results of the latest review. This review covered sets from the third 2019 period.

In total there were 12 sets included in the review and 3 have passed, meaning they will eventually hit shelves.

Here are the 3 sets coming soon…

Home Alone. McCallister’s House

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This is one that I did not expect at all. While I like Home Alone I never really thought that it needed a LEGO set. The build looks great and should end up being a fairly big set if LEGO doesn’t change it too much.

LEGO Typewriter

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I quite like when a non-licensed project manages to get over the line in LEGO Ideas. I think the typewriter could be an interesting set when the final product lands.

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

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Congratulations to Australia’s own Brent Waller, the designer behind this project. Brent’s name may be familiar to people who have been following LEGO Ideas for a while – he is the designer of the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 product.

I am personally not a huge Seinfeld fan but I know it has a huge following out there.

Which of these 3 sets are you most excited to get?

My International Space Station Came With A Bonus Play Feature

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The LEGO Ideas International Space Station is not really intended to be a playset. It’s a serious set for people who like space and want a cool display piece. It’s marked 16+ on the box for a reason. It does a fantastic job of being a display piece, with a high level of accuracy to the source. It’s also huge – much bigger than I expected it to be.

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While this set looks great on a shelf, it’s not the sort of thing you give to a little kid for them to play out their ISS role play games.

That’s true for most of these sets – but my International Space Station came with a bonus play feature that I think makes it way cooler.

Should you buy it – 21320 Dinosaur Fossils

I think it’s fair to say that almost everybody loves dinosaurs. They are these giant mysterious creatures that walked the Earth an almost incomprehensibly long time ago. They feel like mythical creatures, something dreamt up in a story.

It’s no surprise that LEGO approved the Dinosaur Fossils Ideas set. It’s a platform designed for flushing out great ideas for LEGO sets. Dinosaurs are a great idea.

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LEGO and Dinosaurs aren’t a new combination but this approach is something different. Here we don’t get clone dinosaurs or time travel. No, we get the dinosaurs how we see them today – as bones on display for our wonder.

Should you buy it?

LEGO Family Forced To Live In A Tree – The Results Will Shock You

LEGO City is currently experiencing a housing crisis. A crisis with no end in sight as the government continues to prioritise the never ending expansion of our emergency services. When LEGO City officials decided to invest in a mission to Mars instead of tackling affordable housing John Clayton had enough.

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“I had always been a LEGO City guy, born and bred. It was home – even though I knew it wasn’t perfect. I mean what city needs that many fire stations? But the thing that really pushed me over the edge was the Mars mission. Why is a small town funding a mission to Mars? Why are we building a bloody launch facility 30km from the CBD!”

John wanted something more for his kids. He began to investigate a more rural option for his family.

Pirates of Barracuda Bay Now Available

No, this isn’t an April Fools Day post. The LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set is now available to order.

I wouldn’t be surprised if stock of this runs out today, with so many people at home looking for awesome sets to build.

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Get yours here for $299.99. [affiliate link]

LEGO Announces 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay

The latest LEGO Ideas set to be officially released as a product is here – and it’s bringing with it a boatload of nostalgia.

Introducing 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay

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The LEGO Ideas Pirate Bay project passed review on the back of being an awesome concept. Well LEGO have taken that concept and lathered it with classic pirate goodness to create an homage to the iconic Black Seas Barracuda set.

This set allows you to create the shipwrecked Barracuda on Barracuda Bay, or optionally combine the sections of the ship to build a replica of the Black Seas Barracuda.

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You also get a full line-up of classic pirate characters; Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard. You also get a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs and 2 skeleton figures.

This model is a bit different to the original submission and that is going to perhaps be polarising, but I personally love the direction they have taken.

You really need to check out all the pictures below. You’ll also find the official product description below too.

The set will be available April 1st for $299.99 here in Australia.

LEGO Announces 21321 International Space Station

Do you remember when LEGO Ideas had a fan vote for a favourite model, and the International Space Station won? Well here is the final model that you’ll be able to buy.

Introducing 21321 International Space Station

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This LEGO Ideas set contains 864 pieces but they make a surprisingly large footprint. The set includes a stand, 2 astronaut microfigures, a brick-built mini NASA space shuttle and 3 mini cargo spacecrafts.

You will be able to yours from February 1st for $99.99

More images and the official set description below.

21320 Dinosaur Fossils Now Available

Halloween may have been yesterday but there are still skeletons to get excited about today – Dinosaur skeletons!

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The latest LEGO ideas set 21320 Dinosaur Fossils is now available online and in-store at LEGO stores around the country.

These three dinosaurs can be yours for $99.99.

You can find it online here [affiliate link].