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LEGO 80104 Chinese New Year Lion Dance

LEGO 80104 Chinese New Year Lion Dance

I just heard hat LEGO is releasing not just one, but TWO new Chinese sets. This one is set 80104 LEGO Chinese New Year Lion Dance. The other is 80105 LEGO Chinese New Year Temple Fair. I dont know why I love these sets so much. Sure they are new, and have super cool details. Part of it might also be that the first two sets LEGO released were limited editions that only came out in Eastern Asia, Eventually the Dragon Boat Set was released in the United States, and I have that one, but I’m still missing the New Year’s Dinner.

I found this video on YouTube but it isn’t on the official LEGO channel so let’s see what happens with it. LEGO did include a video in their press release which is what this one is, so instead of duplicating content I’ll just link to this guy.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 80104 Chinese New Year Lion Dance Release Date

According to everything I can find about this set, the Lion Dance LEGO set will be released on December 26 of 2019 as a limited edition, and then globally after that. The press release says :

will be ready to discover in China and Asia Pacific markets from December 26, 2019 and the rest of the world from January 10, 2020.

I’ve been following LEGO for a long time and they always release some cool sets right after the Holidays so anyone who gets some Christmas money can spend it on the new sets. Or maybe they return a set they already have and get one of these new ones. Either way, I’ll be getting mine the day after Christmas for sure.

LEGO 80104 Chinese New Year Lion Dance Minifigures

These sets always have a lot of minifigures, which as you know I absolutely love. By my count there are eight (8) all together – the three lion dancers, the family of 4 that we have seen in other sets, and the final one which is a person in a rat costume, because it is coming out in time for the year of the Rat.

Some of the characters have dual faces, like the son from the family, and the rat. I really like all the different expressions that everyone has, as well as the multi colored printing on all the minifigure torso and leg pieces. Plus there is a cool scarf piece the father minifigure has.

LEGO 80104 Chinese New Year Lion Dance piece count

When sets are pre-released like this its hard to know if there are any new elements or pieces unless they are specifically called out by LEGO. So far what I know is that this set will have a bunch of minifigures and some pieces. Nothing else has been said so far

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post.

From the looks of the official photos, there will be a 2 story LEGO gingerbread house of course. Downstairs will have a living room scene with a fire place and a small kitchenette. Upstairs is a bedroom and a bathroom with a tub. Lately there have been a lot more LEGO bathrooms being built – hmmm….

All these images were obtained from the official LEGO press release for this set. When the sets become available, I’ll swap these out with my own original pictures, of course.

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Monochrome Nanofigures

Set of 10 collectable LEGO monochrome nanofigures.

The other day I saw two different people post their pictures of their monochrome nanofigure collections on instagram, and I thought they were so cool that I wanted to do that too.

So I went into my collection and checked out which ones I had. And among everything in all my LEGO storage, I was quickly able to find that I only had 3 of them!

All in all there are currently 12 different LEGO monochrome nanofigures. (FYI, some collectors also call them trophyfigs because they look like little LEGO trophies the minifigs might hold).

They have a single anti-stud at the bottom so the can fit on any lego piece, or be held by a minifigure by being clipped on their hand (they don’t fit inside the claw hand, but instead the claw hand fits inside the anti-stud.

All the LEGO Monochrome Nanofigs
All the LEGO Monochrome Nanofigs

Monochrome nanofigure colors

Dark Red
Copper
Pearl Gold
Metallic Gold
Sand Green
Green
Blue
Dark Blue
Black
Dark Bluish Gray
Metallic Silver
White

By the way – if you want to start searching for these little guys you might want to use the official LEGO name which is Minifigure, Utensil Statuette / Trophy

Plus if you want to start collecting monochrome minifigures, I have a whole series about it. Here’s the link to my monochrome nanofigures for sale.

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LEGO 70427 Hidden Side Portal

LEGO 70427 hidden side portal

There is a new wave of Hidden side sets coming right after Christmas in 2019.  Six new Hidden side sets are coming, and this one, the Hidden Side Portal is one of the most affordable of the sets, and it comes with a lot of minifigures to play with.

What is interesting about this set is that it has 3 ghost figures, and the Jack character is a little bit different than the previous versions, at least according to the images shown on the official LEGO press release

NEW lego hidden side 70427 hidden side portal box

LEGO 70427 Release Date

The Hidden Side Portal LEGO set is scheduled to be released on December 27, 2019. This is not a VIP only release as far as know.  Usually LEGO releases a few new sets after Christmas for all the folks who got some extra cash on the holiday to go spend it on. I expect this series of sets to be available at both the official LEGO store, as well as 3rd party retailers like Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

I generally only buy my LEGO sets at the LEGO store (so I can get the VIP points), at Amazon, using affiliate links to support fellow bloggers, or at Target with my RED card so I can get a 5% discount.

LEGO 70427 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 189 pieces in this set, including  4 minifigures: hero Jack, Axel Chops, Scrimper and Waylon.  The last three seem to be ghost figures. In this case Jack is a bluish color, so perhaps he is a ghost, too.

LEGO 70427 Price

I expect this set to be priced at $19.99 US and will be on sale starting December 27 , 2019.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

The LEGO Hidden Side sets are actual LEGO sets that come in a box, and you can build following the instructions just like a regular set we all know and love.  But what is different about these sets is that you can also download an app to your mobile device or tablet, and then a whole new world opens up. The app uses Virtual Reality to combine the set in real life with a video game that you can play.  Once you download the app, you open it and use the camera on your phone to point at the built set. The different shapes and colors trigger different events in the game where you can complete challenges, collect points and unlock new levels.  

Download the Hidden side app:

Follow the links to download the Hidden Side AR app for your phone or tablet.  Click the link for iPhone or Android below to go to the app store.

  

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LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House

Every year I look forward to the new Creator Winter series set that LEGO releases. This year it is LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House. When the fall comes, LEGO releases a lot of new sets, and my regular readers know I focus on the Disney, some Star Wars, and a few other themes, like the Creator series.

Every year for the last 10 years LEGO releases a new set for their Creator Expert Winter Village line. I think I’m missing one, but that might change this year, because I plan on blogging each of the sets as I build them from my saved instructions and parts collection.

Two of my favorites are the Holiday Train, Santa’s Workshop There are a bunch of others that I start to build every year between Halloween and Thanksgiving, so that when the official Holiday season Starts, my LEGO Disneyland has a complete LEGO winter Village.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Release Date

The latest edtion in the LEGO Creator Holiday series, the Gingerbread House will be released on September 18 to VIP members, and everyone else will have access on Oct 1. Just in time for the holidays.

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Minifigures

I believe, there will be 2 minifigures in this series – a gingerbread man, and a gingerbread woman. I think it will be based off the CMF Series 11 Gingerbread man, but when the set comes out I’ll confirm that.

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Price and Piece count

It has been confirmed that the LEGO Gingerbread House set for 2019 will have 1,477 pieces and cost $99.99 US. Of all the series LEGO releases, this is one that will sell out, and increase in value over the years. Just go back and try to buy a retired Creator Holiday set and you will know what I’m talking about.

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post.

From the looks of the official photos, there will be a 2 story LEGO gingerbread house of course. Downstairs will have a living room scene with a fire place and a small kitchenette. Upstairs is a bedroom and a bathroom with a tub. Lately there have been a lot more LEGO bathrooms being built – hmmm….

Also included are a little brick built snow blower, a baby stroller for a 1×2 printed gingerbread baby piece, a rocking horse, a microscale train, and an assortment of presents.

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LEGO 41168 Elsa’s Jewelry Box

Of all the new Disney LEGO Frozen 2 sets being announced and eventually released, this one, Elsa’s Jewelry Box is my favorite. I don’t have Jewelry, but this set seems to have some great features and also has a lot of great parts that I see myself using in MOCS in my Disney LEGO City.

Tons of Trans Blue pieces, new blue gear parts, and even an ice horse minifig. Also purple bricks. Such a rare color!

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 41168 Elsa’s Jewelry Box Release Date

The new series of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are scheduled to be released on November 22, according to my sources. This should be right around the time the new movie is also released.

LEGO 41168 Elsa’s Jewelry Box Minifigures

It looks like there is only one minidoll in this set – an Elsa. But there is also a trans blue ice horse – much in the same style as the new Patronus figure from the Harry Potter sets.

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 41168 Elsa’s Jewelry Box Price

Unknown at this point. Probably around $39.99 based on the look on the box and all the minifigs, and the 300 piece count.

LEGO 41168 Elsa’s Jewelry Box Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post.

But it looks like there is a drawer that slides out for holding you cool and special stuff. And it looks like 2 LEGO rings are also included.

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LEGO 41169 Olaf

Who doesn’t love Olaf – he’s the lovable snowman in the Disney Frozen 2 movie. This isn’t a minifigure though, but a brick built character. Not my favorite in the series, but when there are six new sets, some will be winners, and others will be misses.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 41169 Olaf Release Date

The new series of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are scheduled to be released on November 22, according to my sources. This should be right around the time the new movie is also released.

LEGO 41169 Olaf Minifigure

There are no minifigs in this set 🙁

Here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 41169 Olaf Price

Unknown at this point. Probably around $14.99 based on the look on the box and all the minifigs, and the 122 piece count.

LEGO 41169 Olaf Review

Olaf seems to come with a brick built book and a blue bow tie, and a pencil he can hold in his stick hand.

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LEGO 41167 Arendelle Castle

The Arendelle Castle is the largest set in the new LEGO Disney Frozen 2 series of sets. It’s designed for ages 5+ and even comes with a brick separator. I remember when that tool would only come in the most advance LEGO Expert Creator sets. Times have changed.

There is the Castle, a pretzel stand, a wooden boat, a Fish stand, and a lamp post plus three minifigures.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 41167 Arendelle Castle Release Date

The new series of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are scheduled to be released on November 22, according to my sources. This should be right around the time the new movie is also released.

LEGO 41167 Arendelle Castle Minifigures

As I said in the intro, there are three minifigures in this set, an Elsa, and two others who I can’t quite identify. One could be Kristoff, but the other is a girl with brown hair and is different from Anna.

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 41167 Arendelle Castle Price

Unknown at this point. Probably around $79.99 based on the look on the box and all the minifigs, and the 521 piece count.

LEGO 41166 Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post. It looks like he castle has 3 sections that come apart – so that will be fun to play with!

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LEGO 41166 Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage

Of all the new LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets, this is one of three that has the Elsa character in it. Plus there is a Sven. You remember Sven, he is Kristoff’s Reindeer. The one with some sass. I’ll talk more about him in the minifigure section below, even though he is a LEGO Reindeer, and not a true minifig.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 41166 Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage Release Date

The new series of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are scheduled to be released on November 22, according to my sources. This should be right around the time the new movie is also released.

LEGO 41166 Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage Minifigures

Like I mentioned above this set has an Anna character. Did you know that she isn’t a Disney Princess? If you have seen the first movie, you know that she WAS a princess, but now is a Queen, so technically she can’t be a Disney princess. But – in the Frozen Movie 2 – the timeline is supposed to be before the first movie, so maybe she will be – who knows?

I also wanted to talk about the Sven character. This is a grey reindeer piece with lighter grey antlers, and fur. Sort of unique, but very cool! Plus it looks like there is another brown baby reindeer – could it be a brother to Sven, or maybe a kid? We will see!

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 41166 Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage Price

Unknown at this point. Probably around $29.99 based on the look on the box and all the minifigs, and the 116 piece count.

LEGO 41166 Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post. But be aware, this is a 4+ set – that line used to be called Juniors – so it will have smaller parts, but be a much easier build than other sets.

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LEGO 41165 Anna’s Canoe

This is one of the more simple and affordable sets. There is a cool white canoe (that’s going to end up in my Disney LEGO city at some point) as well as a teeter totter, and some large panel bricks that looks like there are stickers on it. And a blue ice slide that we’ve seen in several Frozen LEGO sets before.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 41165 Anna’s Canoe Release Date

The new series of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are scheduled to be released on November 22, according to my sources. This should be right around the time the new movie is also released.

LEGO 41165 Anna’s Canoe Minifigures

I looks like there is only 1 minifigures in this set, an Anna character, as well as aon Olaf. But, I’m not sure to count the snowman as a minifig – he has the head and it looks like he has a torso, but I can’t be positive right now. T It also looks like there is a little brown bunny as well.

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 41165 Anna’s Canoe Price

Unknown at this point. Probably around 250 based on the look on the box and all the minifigs, and the 108 piece count.

LEGO 41165 Anna’s Canoe Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post.

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LEGO 41164 Enchanted Tree House

Of all the new sets, his one is perhaps he most interesting to me. It has a new character, one who I can’t quite identify, and it could be a spoiler for the movie. Not 100% sure though.

The Enchanted Tree house Frozen 2 set has 302 pieces and looks to use orange foilage. The tree house has a little platform with an a frame roof, and a lot of accessories. It also looks like there is some kind of zip line to another tree. Plus it looks like it might be near a cemetery based on the tombstones.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 41164 Enchanted Tree House Release Date

The new series of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets are scheduled to be released on November 22, according to my sources. This should be right around the time the new movie is also released.

LEGO 41164 Enchanted Tree House Minifigures

I looks like there are 2 minifigures in this set, but an Olaf. I’m not sure to count the snowman as a minifig – he has the head and it looks like he has a torso, but I can’t be positive right now. The other two minifigs are Anna and maybe a Lieutenant Matthias minifig? It also looks like some little brown bunnies come in this set.

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 41164 Enchanted Tree House Price

Unknown at this point. Probably around $50 based on the look on the box and all the minifigs, and the 302 piece count.

LEGO 41164 Enchanted Tree House Review

Coming soon!

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