Lately LEGO has been trying to combine technology and bricks. The first attempts were with the LEGO Dimensions, the Hidden Side Series, and more recently with the Super Mario sets. Now they are trying again, with the VIDIYO line. Each time, I think they are getting closer and closer to a hit, and I’m really hoping that these VIDIYO sets will do the trick. They have a lot of cool things going for them.

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The New Trans Clear Minifigure stand

New LEGO trans Clear Minifigure Stand

Have you seen these new trans clear minifigure stands? They are included in the new LEGO DC Minifigure CMF packs, but I expect to be seeing them in lots of new sets coming out in 2020. These tiny, clear pieces have a 45-degree angle and have a inverted LEGO stud at one end with a hole and the other is the perfect size to fit in the claw hand.

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LEGO 10270 Creator Expert Bookshop Modular

LEGO Bookshop

Today the LEGOnet (LEGO Internet) is all abuzz with the announcement of the latest Creator Expert Modular set – The Bookshop. With 2504 pieces and 5 minifigures – the price will be $179.00. As you can see from the images, this is actually 2 buildings built together a bookstore on one side and a little 3 story house on the other, side by side. It’s a modular so it will connect and fit in with the other LEGO modulars that have come out already.

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LEGO 71026 DC Minifigures

Brickland Lego 71026 DC Minifigures

For a while now, there have been rumors for the next LEGO minifigure series. A few days ago, some photos were leaked on a Japanese site showing the box and bag images. There is a group photo as well of all the 16 minifigures in the new DC Series, but no individual shots yet. Since these aren’t officially released LEGO images, I don’t want to share them yet. When they do release more info I’ll update this post with them.

These are the new 16 LEGO DC Minifigures. These are superheroes and villains. I’ve got a list of the names below. Some of them are more popular characters, while others I had to look up because I wasn’t as familiar with them as I could be.

In each case there are several of each of the 16 different Superhero & Villain DC Minifigures.

Japaese Screenshot of LEGO DC Minifigures
Japaese Screenshot of LEGO DC Minifigures

I originally learned about the release of this series from a Japanese website that I follow.

It appears that all of the characters have 1×2 jumper plates and a trans clear piece which can be put under their foot to allow for some posing in jumping or flying action shots.

I’ve learned more about the new trans clear Minifigure stand and written a separate post about that. At this time I don’t know which minifigures in this series come with this piece, but I’ll include that info as I get it.

LEGO 75270 Order

You can order the individual minifigures so you know exactly which ones you will get. Just click on the links for each character below to go to torder page.

Shipping is $4 for any number of minifigs in the US. International rates start at $11. All orders come with tracking.

LEGO 75270 16 different Minifigures

As always, there will be 16 different minifigures in sealed blind bags.

LEGO 75270 Price

I expect this set to be priced at $4.99 US and will be on sale starting in January 2020. You can pre-order them at this price for now, but as soon as they come out prices may change based on availability and if some minifigures are more rare than others.

LEGO 75270 Review

Right now as of the time of writing this blog post, this set is not yet released. When it is, I’ll buy it and write my thoughts here, as well on each individual Minifigure product page.

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. This year my goal is to buy and review every single LEGO set made in 2020.

New LEGO sets being released in May 2019

I’ve been slowly learning about new LEGO sets that will be released in May 2019. Some of the information here is official, and has come from the official LEGO Group, while others are leaks and come from unofficial, but mostly reliable sources.

The late spring and early summer months aren’t usually big release times for new LEGO sets. Usually we will see something a bit different being released, and this month is shaping up to be similar to previous years.

Stranger Things LEGO set

There has been some chatter on a few of the websites I follow about a LEGO Stranger Things set. Like most sets that come out this time of year, it will first be released to VIPs and then the general public in June.

LEGO Stranger Things
LEGO Stranger Things Set 85810

Supposedly it will have 2287 pieces and be set number 85810. Somewhere in the $250 price range. I don’ know how many minifigures it will contain. It is supposed to be a model of Joyce Byers home. I’d love to see a Winona Ryder Minifigure of course, too.

New LEGO sets being released in February 2019

I’ve been slowly learning about new LEGO sets that will be released in February 2019. All the info you see here is official, meaning that it doesn’t come from a rumor website, or a strange twitter account. If the set appears on the official LEGO website, I use their photos (with credit of course).

Wow, after the blockbuster release of new sets last month (there were over 100). There were so many sets that came out that I had to do two blog posts about it – one of my usual January new sets where I featured the new Overwatch series, and another list of all the 100+ LEGO sets.

Honesty, I didn’t think LEGO had any more new sets to release.

With the upcoming The LEGO Movie 2, coming to the US on Feb, 8, I think LEGO Group wanted to save a few of those themed sets to be launched closer to the movie dropping.

The LEGO Movie 2

I’m so excited for both of these! Welcome to Apocalypseburg! and a LEGO Movie 2 based CMF with 20 new Characters.

Let’s start with the Welcome to Apocalypseburg! set. With 3178 pieces this set is targeted for ages 16+ and in my experience this will be a more advanced set.

0840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg Front
0840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg Back

Welcome to Apocalypseburg! will have 12 new minifigures based on the movie:

LEGO 71023 LEGO Movie 2 Custom Minifigures

The LEGO Movie 2 Custom Minifigures will be set number 71023, and will consist of 20 new style blind bags where it is going to be harder to “feel” which character is inside.

I don’t know the official names for each of these Minifigures, and will update this post when I learn more.

  1. Emmet
  2. Lucy
  3. Benny
  4. President Business
  5. Unikitty
  6. Rex Dangervest
  7. Dorothy
  8. the Tin Man
  9. the Scarecrow
  10. the Cowardly Lion
  11. Watermelon Suit Guy
  12. Giraffe Guy
  13. Crayon Suit Girl
  14. Pink Popstar
  15. Blue Popstar
  16. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
  17. Cat Girl Guitarist
  18. Hawaiian Singer
  19. Apocalypseburg Crazy Cat Lady
  20. Apocalypseburg Swamp Creature

I don’t know how many of each will appear in each “box”. But if it is the usual 60, I hope there will be an even distribution of 3 each. No matter what happens I’ll buy a full box and share what I find with you.

2019 LEGO Releases

Today is New Year’s day 2019, and there are over 100 new LEGO sets being released today! Pretty much every major series LEGO makes is getting a handful of new sets, at all different price points, plus they are adding a 2 new ones, Overwatch and Sky Police.

Here is my list of new LEGO sets released on January 1 2019. I try to keep it as complete as I can, and add to it when I have more info. Please let me know in the comments below if I have left something off, or you have more info, or even if you just found this list helpful.

Release DateSet NumberPriceNameTheme
1/1/201921043$49.99San FranciscoArchitecture
1/1/201976116$19.99Batman Batsub and the Underwater ClashBatman
1/1/201976117$39.99Batman Mech vs. Poison Ivy MechBatman
80101Chinese New Year's Eve DinnerChinese
80102Dragon DanceChinese
1/1/201960212$9.99City Barbecue Burn Out,City
1/1/201960214$39.99Burger Bar Fire RescueCity
1/1/201960217$59.99Fire PlaneCity
1/1/201960215$69.99Fire StationCity
1/1/201960216$99.99Downtown Fire Brigade SetCity
60213City Dock Side Fire,City
60218City Desert Rally RacerCity
60219Construction LoaderCity
60220Garbage TruckCity
60221City Diving YachtCity
60222City Snow Groomer,City
60223City Harvester TransportCity
60240Kayak AdventureCity
1/1/201960206$9.99Sky Police Jet Patrol (54 pieces)City Sky
1/1/201960207$29.99Sky Police Drone Chase (192 pieces)City Sky
1/1/201960208$39.99Sky Police Parachute Arrest (218 pieces)City Sky
1/1/201960209$50.99Sky Police Diamond Heist (400 pieces)City Sky
1/1/201960210$89.99Sky Police Air Base (529 pieces)City Sky
60239Police Patrol Car (92 pieces)City Sky
11001Bricks and IdeasClassic
11002Basic Brick SetClassic
11003Bricks and EyesClassic
1/1/201931086$14.99Futuristic Flyer (157 pieces )Creator
1/1/201931088$14.99Deep Sea Creatures (230 pieces)Creator
1/1/201931089$19.99Sunset Track Racer (221 pieces - 19.99 €)Creator
1/1/201931090$19.99Underwater RobotCreator
1/1/201931091$24.99Shuttle Transporter (341 pieces)Creator
1/1/201931094$29.99Race Plane (333 pieces)Creator
1/1/201931093$39.99Riverside Houseboat (396 pieces)Creator
31087Dune Buggy (147 pieces)Creator
31092Helicopter Adventure (114 pieces)Creator
1/1/201910264$199.99Corner GarageCreator Expert
1/1/201941158$9.99Jasmine's Petite TowerDisney
1/1/201941163$9.99Rapunzel's Petite TowerDisney
1/1/201941159$19.99Cinderella's Carriage RideDisney
1/1/201941160$24.99Ariel's Seaside CastleDisney
1/1/201941161$29.99Alladin & Jasmine's Palace AdventureDisney
1/1/201941162$39.99Ariel, Aurora, and Tiana's Royal CelebrationDisney
1/1/201941354$7.99Andrea's Heart Box (84 piecesFriends
1/1/201941355$7.99Emma's Heart Box (85 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941356$7.99Stephanie's Heart Box (85 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941357$7.99Olivia's Heart Box (85 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941358$7.99Mia's Heart Box (83 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941360$9.99Emma's Mobile Veterinary Clinic (50 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941363$14.99Mia's Forest Adventures (134 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941359$19.99Heart Box Friendship Pack (199 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941361$19.99Mia's Foal StableFriends
1/1/201941364$19.99Stephanie's Buggy & Trailer (166 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941365$24.99Emma's Art Studio (235 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941366$29.99Olivia's Cupcake Cafe (335 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941367$39.99Stephanie's Obstacle Course (337 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941368$49.99Andrea's Talent Show (492 pieces)Friends
1/1/201941369$69.99Mia's House (715 pieces)Friends
41383Olivia's Hamster Playground (81 pieces)Friends
1/1/201976127$29.99Captain Marvel & the Skrull AttackMarvel
1/1/201921148$14.99Minecraft Steve with ParrotMinecraft
1/1/201921149$14.99Minecraft Alex with ChickenMinecraft
1/1/201921150$14.99Minecraft Skeleton with Magma TubeMinecraft
1/1/201921152$39.99Minecraft Pirate Ship AdventureMinecraft
21151Minecraft The End Battle,Minecraft
1/1/201970659$9.99SpinJitsu KaiNinjago
1/1/201970680$9.99Ninjago Monastery TrainingNinjago
1/1/201970665$14.99Ninjago The Samurai MechNinjago
1/1/201970667$29.99Ninjago Kai’s Blade Cycle & Zane’s SnowmobileNinjago
1/1/201970668$39.99Ninjago Jay’s Storm Fighter,Ninjago
1/1/201970669$49.99Ninjago Cole’s Earth DrillerNinjago
1/1/201970670$79.99Ninjago Monastery of Spinjitzu,Ninjago
1/1/201970679$84.99The Ultra DragonNinjago
70664Ninjago Spinjitzu Lloyd vs. GarmadonNinjago
1/1/201975970$14.99Tracer vs. Widowmaker. (129 pieces)Overwatch
1/1/201975971$19.99Hanzo vs. Genji. (197 pieces) $19.99Overwatch
1/1/201975972$29.99Dorado Showdown. (419 pieces) $29.99Overwatch
1/1/201975973$39.99D.Va & Reinhardt. (455 pieces) $39.99Overwatch
1/1/201975974$39.99Bastion. (602 pieces) $49.99Overwatch
1/1/201975975$89.99Watchpoint: Gibraltar. (730 pieces) $89.99Overwatch
1/1/201975890$14.99Ferrari F40 CompeizoneSpeed Champions
1/1/201975891$14.99Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race CarSpeed Champions
1/1/201975892$14.99McLaren SennaSpeed Champions
1/1/201975893$29.992018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/TSpeed Champions
1/1/201975894$49.991967 Mini Cooper S & 2018 Mini Cooper Works BuggySpeed Champions
1/1/201975223$9.99Naboo Starfigher MicrofighterStar Wars
1/1/201975224$9.99Star wars Sith Infilterator MicrofighterStar Wars
1/1/201975237$19.99Star Wars TIE FighterStar Wars
1/1/201975229$29.99Star Wars Death Star EscapeStar Wars
1/1/201975233$49.99Star Wars Droid GunshipStar Wars
1/1/201975234$59.99Star Wars AT-AP WalkerStar Wars
75228$19.99Star Wars Escape Pod vs. DewbackStar Wars
75225Star Wars Elite Praetorian Guard Battle PackStar Wars
75226Star Wars Inferno Squad Battle PackStar Wars
75235Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Trench RunStar Wars
75247Star Wars A-wing StarfighterStar Wars
1/1/201942090$19.99Technic Gateway TruckTechnics
1/1/201942091$19.99Technic Police PursuitTechnics
1/1/201942092$39.99Technic Rescue HelicopterTechnics
1/1/201942093$49.99Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Technics
1/1/201942094$79.99Tracked LoaderTechnics
1/1/201942095$99.99Technic Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer,Technics
1/1/201942096$149.99LEGO Technic Porsche 911 RSR.Technics
42089Technic Power BoatTechnics
Lego FormaINdieGoGo

New LEGO sets being released in January 2019

Can you believe it is already 2019?  This year I will turn 49.  That means I’ve been playing with and collecting LEGO for over 40 years.  I sure wish I had saved the sets I played with as a kid.  But I know they are in good hands, at my brother’s house and getting used by my nephews.

There has been a lot of information flying around Instagram, Youtube and LEGO Blogs about new sets being released in 2019, including sets in the LEGO Cities, Classic, Creator, Friends, Ninjago, Minecraft, and Star Wars.

At first there wasn’t any info about release dates, but as December progressed, more information became available, and eventually over 100 new sets were visible on the LEGO store website as coming soon.  I’m pretty excited to see all the new ones coming out!  You can read about all the new 2019 LEGO Releases on a this separate post.

Lego Forma IndieGogo FishOne other set I’m excited that is being released is LEGO Forma on the IndieGoGo site.  It’s an articulated fish with different “skins” and it is scheduled to be sent out in January to the backers of the program (expect to see a review on my site when I get it).

Of course the big news for NEW LEGO sets in January of 2019 is the release of the Overwatch Series.  I pre-ordered these sets as soon as I heard about it (and told you about it in my LEGO sets being released in NOVEMBER post).

I’m very excited about the release of these sets, and have a feeling they will be extremely popular and hard to get as not only will LEGO fans hoard them, but the will be collected by Overwatch players and collectors as well.

75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker. (129 pieces) $14.99
75971 Hanzo vs. Genji. (197 pieces) $19.99
75972 Dorado Showdown. (419 pieces)  $29.99
75973 D.Va & Reinhardt. (455 pieces) $39.99
75974 Bastion. (602 pieces) $49.99
75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar. (730 pieces) $89.99

Lego 75975 Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar

This is the most expensive set of the new LEGO Overwatch series, coming in at $90.  It’s got 4 minifigures (Pharah, Mercy and Reaper are minifigures and Winston is big figure on scale with the Hulk or Thanos).  There is also the classic Overwatch Rocket, which I believe can break apart into 2 smaller rockets, as well as a Launch Pad which holds the rocket in a launch position.  There are also some food elements, and of course some very cool Overwatch weapons.

LEGO Overwatch Minifigs: Pharah, Mercy and Reaper, and Winston
LEGO Overwatch Minifigs: Pharah, Mercy and Reaper, and Winston

Play features of LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Play features of LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint: Gibraltar

The Ship and Launch Tower for LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar
The Ship and Launch Tower for LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint Gibraltar

Official Box image of LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint:Gibraltar
Official Box image of LEGO Overwatch Watchpoint:Gibraltar

75974 Bastion. (602 pieces) $49.99

The next biggest set is the Mech Build of Bastion from Overwatch.  Coming in at over 10″ tall this Mech can either be in recon mode or transform into Sentry mode.  There are also light elements as well as a brick build LEGO Ganymede.

Lego Overwatch Bastion Light Elements
Lego Overwatch Bastion Light Elements

Lego Overwatch Bastion in Sentry Mode
Lego Overwatch Bastion in Sentry Mode

Lego Overwatch Bastion in Sentry mode
Lego Overwatch Bastion in Recon mode

The Lego Overwatch Bastion Box official Image
The Lego Overwatch Bastion Box official Image

Lego Overwatch Bastion Mech
Lego Overwatch Bastion Mech

75973 D.Va & Reinhardt. (455 pieces) $39.99

This set contains 2 more Tank Heroes in a Lego Mech format: D. Va and Reinhardt.  These Mechs aren’t as big as the Bastion, but they do open so a minifigure can fit inside.  Plus you get a D.Va and Reinhardt Minifigs.

LEGO Overwatch Minifigures D.Va and Reinhardt
LEGO Overwatch Minifigures D.Va and Reinhardt

LEGO Overwatch Minifigures D.Va and Reinhardt
LEGO Overwatch Minifigures D.Va and Reinhardt

Lego Overwatch set 75973 Official Box
Lego Overwatch set 75973 Official Box

Lego Overwatch Mechs
Lego Overwatch Mechs

75972 Dorado Showdown. (419 pieces)  $29.99

This set comes with 3 new Overwatch Minifigs: Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree, as well as a building and truck from the famous game.

Overwatch Minifigs: Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree
Overwatch Minifigs: Soldier: 76, Reaper and McCree

Lego Overwatch Dorado Showdownac
Lego Overwatch Dorado Showdown

Lego Overwatch Dorado Showdown official Box image
Lego Overwatch Dorado Showdown official Box image

Lego 75972 Dorado Showdown from Overwatch
Lego 75972 Dorado Showdown from Overwatch

75971 Hanzo vs. Genji. (197 pieces) $19.99

This set, which is the 2nd most affordable has several unique features which I believe will make it very popular.  Not only does it come with 3 minifigs, and custom weapons for each of them you also get to build the Hanamura dojo, which has several cool play features.

Hanzo and Genji LEGO Overwatch Minifigures
Hanzo and Genji LEGO Overwatch Minifigures

The Hanamura dojo from the LEGO Overwatch Series
The Hanamura dojo from the LEGO Overwatch Series

Lego 75971 Overwatch Hanzo vs Genji Official Box image
Lego 75971 Overwatch Hanzo vs Genji Official Box image

Here is a good picture of the Henchman Minifig which is included in the set.
Here is a good picture of the Henchman Minifig which is included in the set.

75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker. (129 pieces) $14.99

It’s super cool that the cheapest (and smallest) set comes with the most popular Minifig – Tracer!  Plus you get a ship, with room for a minifig, and some LEGO Overwatch weapons as well.  I really hope the pieces are printed, but I have a feeling this set will use stickers.

LEGO Overwatch Tracer and Widowmaker Minifigs
LEGO Overwatch Tracer and Widowmaker Minifigs

LEGO Overwatch Tracer and Widowmaker official Set Box
LEGO Overwatch Tracer and Widowmaker official Set Box

LEGO 75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker
LEGO 75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker

New LEGO sets being released in December 2018.

LEGO Movie 2 sets Coming in December

Update 11/20/18

I’ve just learned that there will be 19 new sets on December 26, 2018 from the upcoming LEGO Movie 2.

As I look through the list I see a few “must have” sets including UltraKitty, Benny’s Space Squad, and Metal Beards Heavy Motor Bike.  Which ones are your favorites?

  • 70835 $119.99 Rex’s Rexplorer!
  • 70828 $79.99 Pop-Up Party Bus!
  • 70831 $69.99 Emmet’s Dream House/Rescue Rocket!
  • 70830 $69.99 Sweet Mayhem’s Systar Starship!
  • 70834 $59.99 MetalBeard’s Heavy Metal Motor Trike!
  • 70829 $49.99 Escape Star and Heart in Emmet and Lucy’s awesome buggy!
  • 70820 $49.99 LEGO® Movie Maker
  • 70825 $39.99 Queen Watevra’s Build Whatever Box!
  • 70826 $29.99 Rex’s Rex-treme Offroader!
  • 70827 $29.99 Ultrakatty & Warrior Lucy!
  • 70832 $29.99 Emmet’s Builder Box!
  • 70833 $29.99 Lucy’s Builder Box!
  • 10895 $29.99 Emmet and Lucy’s Visitors from the DUPLO® Planet
  • 70836 $19.99 Battle-Ready Batman™ and MetalBeard
  • 70821 $19.99 Emmet and Benny’s ‘Build and Fix’ Workshop!
  • 70824 $19.99 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi
  • 70823 $14.99 Emmet’s Thricycle!
  • 70841 $9.99 Benny’s Space Squad
  • 70822 $9.99 Unikitty’s Sweetest Friends EVER!

New Star Wars Sets Being Released in December

According to the Lego website, there is only one set being released December 2018.

With over 1000 pieces, and an initial price of $129.99 this new Star Wars Lego set includes 5, minifigures, an Advanced Tie Fighter, and has lots of playable features.

LEGO OVERWATCH Sets Coming soon

A few weeks ago was Blizzcon, where one of the most talked about events was the release of the LEGO Overwatch Sets.

Based on the popular videogame with the same name, this is the first time LEGO group has collaborated with such a theme.  Typically they work with movies (like Star Wars) or superheroes (Like Marvel).  But based on the amount of on line chatter and hype, I have a feeling this is going to be a very popular and collectible series of sets.

Right now, the six sets are available for pre-order on the Lego store website.  Totaling  274.94 to pre order all of them, I’d suggest clicking the button now to lock in your order before they run out of stock.

According to the website, ordering now will guarantee shipping by Jan 1, 2019.

  1. 75970 Tracer vs. Widowmaker. (129 pieces) $14.99
  2. 75971 Hanzo vs. Genji. (197 pieces) $19.99
  3. 75972 Dorado Showdown. (419 pieces)  $29.99
  4. 75973 D.Va & Reinhardt. (455 pieces) $39.99
  5. 75974 Bastion. (602 pieces) $49.99
  6. 75975 Watchpoint: Gibraltar. (730 pieces) $89.99

I have been able to find the set names and set numbers.  There are photos out there too but as you know I only publish my own pictures on this site.

LEGO Spider Man Sets Coming Soon

Also on good authority, I understand there will be five new LEGO Spider-Man sets released most likely in December 2018.  Walmart was reported to be the store that would be getting the sets, but we will have to see as it is too early to tell right now.

  1. 76114 $39.99 Spider-Man’s Spider Crawler
  2. 76113 $19.99 Spider-Man Bike Rescue
  3. 76115 $49.99 Spider Mech vs. Venon
  4. 76113 $9.99 Spider-Man Car Chase
  5. 76134 $29.99 Spider-Man: Doc Ock Diamond Heist

If you know of any other LEGO sets being released this month, please let us know in the comments below.  Include your Instagram name, and I’ll be sure to give you a shout out and follow