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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.

  

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.

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LEGO 70425 Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School

Who doesn’t love a good Haunted High School. The LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Hauted High school is the biggest set of the brand new series, and has lots of great features, and reminds me of two previous series LEGO released, but then didn’t continue.

This set had 9 bags and took a few hours to build at a relaxed pace. There are lots of hidden features, and it was fun to discover them as I built and then played with it.

LEGO 70425 Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High release date.

The Hidden Haunted High School LEGO set is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2019. This is not a VIP only release. 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 70418 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 1474 pieces in this set, including 7 minifigures and Spencer the dog. Paola, Jack, Parker, Mr Elton, Rose Davids, Mr Clarke, and Wade.

The size of the assembled Graveyard Mystery set is over 11” (30cm) high, 16” (43cm) wide and 10” (26cm) deep when haunted.

It has 2 full sticker sheets (most of the hidden side sets use a lot of stickers. It has a lot of the new haunted green pieces as well.

All of he Hidden Side sets are focused around the town of Newberry, where strange things happen. You can’t see them without the use of an iPhone, or iPad app, however. From the LEGO website:

Using the LEGO® Hidden Side™ app is like looking through a window to a cool and spooky Hidden Side filled with challenging mysteries to solve, ghosts to defeat and unique ghost bosses, like Mamali, to overcome in each set.

LEGO 70425 Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School Price

This set is priced at $129.99 US and will be on sale starting August 1, 2019.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.

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LEGO 70423 Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000

What would you do if the LEGO 70423 Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 showed up to take you to school one day? I can tell you that I’d be a little bit scared, but know it would be super awesome, too.

When I was a kid, I never got to take the school bus to School. I lived within walking distance to the school (I could see it from my back gate). In fact, the only times I was on a bus as a kids was for field trips or for the emergency tests that happened every few years to make sure you knew how to get out if there was an accident.

LEGO 70423 Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000

The Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery LEGO set is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2019. This is not a VIP only release. 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 70423 Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 689 pieces in this set, including  figures: Jack Davids with a smartphone and girl minifigure Parker L. Jackson with a smartphone, tech genius J.B., workers Nanna and Bill, and Davids’s ghost dog figure, Spencer.

The size of the assembled Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 measures over 5” (15cm) high, 3” (10cm) wide and 11” (29cm) long.

All of he Hidden Side sets are focused around the town of Newberry, where strange things happen. You can’t see them without the use of an iPhone, or iPad app, however. From the LEGO website:

Using the LEGO® Hidden Side™ app is like looking through a window to a cool and spooky Hidden Side filled with challenging mysteries to solve, ghosts to defeat and unique ghost bosses, like Mamali, to overcome in each set.

LEGO 70423 Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000

This set is priced at $59.99 US and will be on sale starting August 1, 2019.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.

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LEGO 70418 Hidden Side J.B.’s Ghost Lab

LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side set

As a former scientist, I always love it when LEGO releases a laboratory set. This set, 70418 Hidden Side J.B.’s Ghost Lab LEGO 70418 from the new Hidden Side Series, takes the standard lab, and shakes it up into something different, but very cool!

Although there are some standard things in this set that make it look like a normal lab, things like Erlenmeyer flasks, there are also other things like a 3D printer, a large electrical apparatus resembling something from Dr. Frankenstein, and a few other control panels for unidentifiable, but very cool equipment.

LEGO 70418 Hidden Side J.B.’s Ghost Lab release date.

The Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery LEGO set is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2019. This is not a VIP only release. 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 70418 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 174 pieces in this set, including 3 minifigures: Jack Davids, J.B. and Douglas Elton, plus Davids’s ghost dog, Spencer.

Spencer LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side
Spencer LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side

The size of the assembled Graveyard Mystery set is over 5” (13cm) high, 7” (18cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.

All of he Hidden Side sets are focused around the town of Newberry, where strange things happen. You can’t see them without the use of an iPhone, or iPad app, however. From the LEGO website:

Using the LEGO® Hidden Side™ app is like looking through a window to a cool and spooky Hidden Side filled with challenging mysteries to solve, ghosts to defeat and unique ghost bosses, like Mamali, to overcome in each set.

LEGO 70418 Hidden Side J.B.’s Ghost Lab Price

This set is priced at $29.99 US and will be on sale starting August 1, 2019.

LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side 110
LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side 110

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side 112
These Color bricks turn and are used in the AR game.
LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side 111
LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side El Fuego
LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side 114
LEGO 70418 JB Ghost Lab Hidden Side 114

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LEGO 70420 Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery

The brand new LEGO 70420 Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery is one of seven new sets released in this series. This set is one of the more reasonably priced ones at around $30 US, and has four new minifigures. More about that below. The tombstone twists, the tree shakes, and the grave opens for lots of brick play-ability. Then there is the Augmented reality side.

It used to be that when you purchased a LEGO set, you could build it, and take it apart, rebuild it, or change it into something else, but unless you had other sets and LEGO bricks to use, it was challenging to create something new and different. Now, with the Augmented Reality LEGO sets, a software update can be made, and a whole new story or experience can be created using the same sets. There might not be anything else to buy, or it could be a very affordable $0.99 update. Either way, it would be easy to change the play-ability with the click of a button.

LEGO 70420 Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery release date.

The Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery LEGO set is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2019. This is not a VIP only release. 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 70420 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 335 pieces in this set, including 4 minifigures: heroes Jack Davids and Parker L. Jackson, a skeleton figure and Mr. Branson, plus Davids’s ghost dog figure, Spencer, to pretend play the ghost-catching play in this graveyard toy and in the AR app.

The size of the assembled Graveyard Mystery set is over 5” (14cm) high, 12” (32cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.

All of he Hidden Side sets are focused around the town of Newberry, where strange things happen. You can’t see them without the use of an iPhone, or iPad app, however. From the LEGO website:

Using the LEGO® Hidden Side™ app is like looking through a window to a cool and spooky Hidden Side filled with challenging mysteries to solve, ghosts to defeat and unique ghost bosses, like Mamali, to overcome in each set.

LEGO 770420 Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery Price

This set is priced at $29.99 US and will be on sale starting August 1, 2019.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.

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LEGO 70422 Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack

The brand new LEGO 70422 Shrimp Shack Attack is a new Hidden Side set. Not only does it come with cool LEGO bricks and minifigs, but it also has a unique augmented reality play feature that you can use on your mobile phone or iPad. That means there are 4 ways to play – you can build the LEGO set following the instructions, you can use the pieces included in the set to create your own MOC, you can play with the Hidden Side set once it is built, and now, you can interact with the set in a virtual world, where new and unique features are unlocked.

Personally, I think the new Augmented reality is an amazing new play feature that LEGO is introducing to its new sets and models. I don’t know if their market research shows that sales are slowing because of kids preferring to play with technology, but Cell phones and iPads are here to say, there’s no way around it. Why not incorporate them into learning and play?

LEGO 70422 Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack release date.

The Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack LEGO set is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2019. This is not a VIP only release. 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 70422 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 570 pieces in this set, including 6 minifigures. Jack Davids with smartphone and girl minifigure Parker L. Jackson with smartphone, Chef Enzo with two knives, Sally with tray and cup, Ronny, and Davids’s ghost dog figure, Spencer.

The size of the assembled Shrimp Attack Shack set is over 7” (19cm) high, 12” (32cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep when haunted.

From what I can tell, this set comes with a shrimp shack with a sign, a rooftop deck, and compartments that open in the main building. There is a go-cart with room for 2 minifigs, and lots of little accessories. It is also my understanding that the sign pulls away from the kitchen and becomes a haunted sign, but I don’t know if this is in real life, or the augmented reality.

LEGO 70422 Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack Price

This set is priced at $49.99 US and was available on sale starting August 1, 2019.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.

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LEGO 70424 Ghost Train Express

The brand new LEGO 70424 Ghost Train Express is an L-gauge train, with a cool augmented reality play feature that you can use on your mobile phone or iPad. That means there are 4 ways to play – you can build the LEGO set following the instructions, you can use the pieces included in the set to create your own Mystery Train, you can play with the Hidden Side Train once the set is built, and now, you can interact with the set in a virtual world, where new and unique features are unlocked.

Ever since I was a little kid, LEGO trains have fascinated me. In the 1970s, I recall my parents coaxing a friend who had family in Germany to pick up some European LEGO train sets when she went to visit. Of course most of those sets ended up in pieces, and what was left went to my brother and nephews. Now I generally buy 3 sets, one to build, one to save, and starting this fall, one to give away – follow me on Instagram @theBrickLand for more details!

LEGO 70424 Hidden Side Ghost Train Express release date.

The Hidden Side Ghost Train Express LEGO set is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2019. This is not a VIP only release. 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 70424 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 698 pieces in this set, including 5 minifigures. AJack Davids with a smartphone and girl minifigure Parker L. Jackson with a smartphone, tech genius J.B., ticket agent Ms. Santos, and ticket guy Chuck.

The size of the assembled Ghost train and station set is over 5” (14cm) high, 5” (15cm) wide and 24” (61cm) long when haunted.

I looks like there is a station, and three train cars included in the set, as well as a short section of track. The station appears to be a simple raised platform with the facade of a train station, and associated details. The train consists of a Locomotive, a second car with a minifigure in a clear case, and the third car which appears to be a mystery box. There are multiple glow in the dark elements, including teeth and wings on the Locomotive, as well as on the station, too.

LEGO 70424 Hidden Side Ghost Train Express Price

This set is priced at $79.99 US and will be on sale starting August 1, 2019.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.

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LEGO 70419 Hidden Side Wrecked Shrimp Boat

LEGO 60219 Hidden Side Wrecked Shrimp Boat

I so wish I was at the New York Toy Fair this year. LEGO had a huge booth there and they unveiled their new Hidden Side series. There will be a total of 7 sets, and this is a post for the LEGO Wrecked Shrimp Boat Hidden Side 70419.

The great thing about having these released at a toy fair is there are lots of high quality photos availible that I can share with you. Of course when the sets are released in August, I’m going to get all of them and replace these images with photos of my own. But for now this will have to do.

LEGO 70419 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 310 pieces in this set, including 4 minifigures. A young boy and young girl with purple hair in a kayak a haunted zombie fisherman, and a regular dock worker. I also see a new trans clear dog and a white alligator. There also appears to be some kind of trans green monster octopus behind the zombie

At first glance, it appears the boat can break apart into two pieces, using some technic studs. I also see a new color sword – it sort of looks glow in the dark green, and I wonder if it is a special color for the augmented reality app on the phone.

LEGO 70419 Hidden Side Wrecked Shrimp Boat

This set is priced at $29.99 US.

LEGO Hidden Side Information

From the LEGO website:

Solve the mysteries haunting the town of Newbury before it’s too late. Forget what you know – you’ve never experienced LEGO® play like this before. Your phone opens the door to a virtual hidden world where your LEGO sets come alive in an unfolding ghostly adventure.

It seems these LEGO sets will use your phone to do some kind of Augmented Reality. LEGO tried this before with the Dimensions sets (which were sort of a flop, and now only collected by hard core fans). This seems different though. Not only do you get a set where you can build something and play with it , but when you point your phone at it it comes alive or something and you get an additional experience.

Screen Shots from the LEGO website, and the Brother’s Brick.

If you want to see when I open the set and build it in real time,  follow me on Instagram where I frequently do live feeds and Lego Instagram Stories of new sets.