With the release of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever approaching in November 2022, we get our second big Marvel set in as many months: a lifesize bust of the Black Panther.
With 2961 pieces and measuring 46 cm high and 52 cm across, the set will set you back USD349.99/ €349.99/ £299.99 /AUD549.99/539.9 SGD / 569.99 NZD / 449.99 CAD. More Pictures and the Official press release after the break.
Last week, we saw the latest LEGO Ideas set, 21335 Motorised Lighthouse officially revealed. I appear to be posting this a little bit late. But its an impressive looking set, if quite expensive.
This 2065 piece set is 50cm high, with the base measuring 26cmx26 (32×32 studs). Due for release on September 1st, 2022, the set includes a Powered-up Batterybox and Motor, as well as LEGO lighting. It will be priced at 299.99USD, 299.99€, £264.99, 2299.0 DKK, 469.99 AUD, 35980.0 JPY, 499.99 NZD, 379.99 CAD
FEEL THE RHYTHM WITH THE NEW LEGO® JAZZ QUARTET SET
It seems like a lifetime ago:The results of the ‘Music to our ears‘ contest on LEGO Ideas were announced at the start of the Pandemic, back in May 2020. While the winner of the contest was a rather epic Daft Punk Model, it was the first runner up, Jazz Quartet by Hsinwei Chi, that has been brought to the shelves by the LEGO Ideas Team.
The set features a dynamic jazz quartet doing their thing. the set features 1606 pieces, and measures 42 cm wide. The set will cost £89.99 / € 99.99 / $ USD99.99 /169.99 AUD/ 129.99 CAD when it is released on July 1, 2022.
Read on for more images, as well as a look at the original submission.
One of the things that I have appreciated across the years that I have spent as a purchaser of Lego sets is the way in which the price has typically been consistent for the time that they have spent available on the market.
Unfortunately, due to the various factors affecting the cost of living and inflation generally such as the costs of energy, raw materials and transportationand more, THE LEGO Group has today announced that there will be price rises across the portfolio taking place over the next few months.
It is anticipated that around 150-190 of the approximately 600 sets currently in the LEGO portfolio. Some of the sets will increase in price a few percent, while others might increase by 15-25% according advice received by German retailers, and reported on via Stonewars.de. It goes without saying that going forward, sets are likely to be more expensive than they have been.
I remember the outrage coast a few years ago when a new version of the LEGO® Star Wars Death Star playset was reissued barely six months after the previous version had retired . It was around 100 USD more expensive, for a similar part count. While the new version was more expensive, it was pretty well consistent with a CPI increase, averaged out over the previous eight years. It would appear that the increases in costs are now being applied to sets already released.
A couple of years ago, something weird began to happen with the branding of sets previously known as Creator Expert: bright boxes were gone, black was in, the complex arrangement of Erling Bricks and Creator Expert label was gone, and we saw the arrival of the Fairground Collection. The branding of these sets has been somewhat complicated – how do we refer to these sets? LEGO For Adults? Adults Welcome? The theme formerly known as LEGO Creator Expert. In the meantime, they have all had their names prefixed with LEGO®-rest of the set name. At the same time, in the LEGO online store, Creator Expert has remained as a heading, but to make things more complicated, not all sets under that heading are, strictly speaking, Creator Expert Style sets, with some small sets also on this page: They are certainly Creator type sets, but not 3in1, and not Expert. The (small red)Vespa and High-Speed Train spring to mind.
The Latest LEGO® Ideas set – The Starry Night, based on LEGO Truman’s submission to LEGO Ideas has been unveiled, and will be available by the end of the month.The set has 2,316 pieces and measures 38 cm wide x 28cm high x 21 cm deep. It will be priced at £149.99 / €169.99 / $169.99 USD / 259.99 AUD / 219.99 CAD when it goes on sale at LEGO Branded retail channels, as well as the Museum of Modern Art gift shop, on May 25th.
In 1889, while staying at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy, Southern France, Vincent Van Gogh created the Starry Night. The landscape was based, in part on the view he had from the room where he was staying, although, as is the nature of impressionism, perhaps some things are not exactly as they appeared. But without a doubt, with his swirling use of colours – in the foothills, the foreboding cypress tree and the sky itself, Van Gogh created one of his most enduring pieces of art. The original is now on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
After a delay from their initial February Dates, SydLUG’s new event – Brickbuilt – is coming up rapidly. Here’s the news, from their ambassador, Gregg Odlum …
What: BRICKBUILT SYDNEY 2022 – Sydney’s biggest LEGO event Where: Accor Stadium (Stadium Australia) at Sydney Olympic Park. The event will be held in The Millennium Room, enter via Gate C near the Olympic Park Station)
When: May 7-8, 2022. 9am to 4pm Saturday; 9am to 3pm Sunday
Why: To Raise Money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
As May the Fourth Approaches at what feels llike an ever glacial pace, it is time to see the official release images of the latest Ultimate Collector Series set: Set 75341 has 1890 pieces, comes with a Luke Skywalker minifigure, as well as a new exclusive C-3PO figure and will be priced at $319 AUD/$269.99 CAD/£174.99 GB/€199.99 EU/$199.99 US. It will be available exclusively from LEGO Stores.
Luke Skywalker, like any young adult around our world, values the freedoms that he has, despite the pressures from his Uncle Owen, and his X-34 Landspeeder is the key to those freedoms. While it allows him to go out to service the vaporators around the Lars’ moisture farm, it also gives Luke the chance to head over to Anchorhead, and catch up with his friends at Toschi’s Station.
This model is remarkably large, measuring 50cm longx 30 cm wide and 17cm high – significantly larger than any of the existing 6- 8 stud wide versions released over the years.
The new botanical Collection debuted in January 2021, and exceeded expectations for introducing a new range of LEGO sets, designed for display around the home. Bringing us 3 sets – The Floral Bouquet, Bonsai Tree and Bird of Paradise Flower – all suffering from ‘hard to getness’ in their first few months – the LEGO Group has now revealed two more sets for release on May 1, available to preorder from 15 April…just in time for Mothers’ Day in some countries (Australia included).
The new sets include an Orchid, designed by Mike Psiaki, and a selection of different Succulents, brought to us by Anderson Ward Grubb, lead designer on the Floral Bouquet.
**apologies to everyone who thought this was real. As much as I’d like it, it was part of a hoax perpetrated for April Fools’ day, 2022.
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When the collaboration between the LEGO Group and IKEA was first announced several years ago, LEGO Fans around the world were initially excited. However, when it became apparent that the Bygglek boxes were limited in use for kids to clean their bricks off the living room table in time for dinner, AFOLs were left somewhat despondent.
Today, the next chapter in this great Scandinavian Corporate Lifestyle Collaboration is written. Not only have we received news of a new product, we have also been treated to a glimpse at the release roadmap going forward over the next few years. A new desk optimised for building LEGO sets promises to revolutionise the AFOL LEGO Building experience, providing solutions for all but the most common problems that AFOLs experience in their daily builds.