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.

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