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LEGO And Adidas Partner On Sneakers

For the next installment of this year’s A-ZX series, adidas Originals has teamed up with the LEGO Group for a playful take on the ZX8000 silhouette. Demonstrating that you’re never too old to play, this unique release sees the Danish toy company bring its instantly recognizable aesthetics to an adidas archival icon.

So what does it look like? Designed as an ode to the classic LEGO brick, this unique ZX8000 sneaker ($130) is comprised of a multicolor mesh and synthetic suede upper with a rubber outsole. 

Meanwhile, taking its bold aesthetics to the next level, the shoe features LEGO studs on the heels as well as co-branded tongue tabs. Then, rounding out the look are co-branded yellow sock liners, 6 different colored lace options, and interchangeable LEGO brick lace jewels.

Where can you get it? The adidas Originals ZX 8000 LEGO sneakers launch globally on September 25th through adidas.com/A-ZX.

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LEGO Star Wars The Child 

Turn the cuteness factor up to the max with this LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318) build-and-display model.

Authentic details of this popular character, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, are recreated in LEGO style, with posable head, ears and mouth for different expressions, plus the Child’s favorite toy – a gearshift knob (element included) – for it to hold just like it does in Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

This buildable model comes with an information sign and the Child LEGO minifigure to complete a charming display.

This 1,073-piece, collectible LEGO Star Wars building toy measures over 7.5” (19cm) high, 8.5” (21cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.

Pre-order the set HERE for $79.99, it will ship on October 30th.

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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys? LEGO Announces Show-Stopping DC Batman 1989 Batwing

For Batman Day 2020, LEGO has officially announced the 1989 Batwing (76161). The set has 2,363 pieces and will retail for $199.99.

It may not soar to Gotham City, but the LEGO Group’s latest release with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, the LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing, is sure to transport fans to their most memorable DC Super Hero moments this Batman Day. Fans of Batman and avid builders are in for some serious fun as they embark on their journey to construct the ultimate Super Hero vehicle in the LEGO DC Batman collection.

The new LEGO 1989 Batwing draws upon the design seen in Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 Batman film, using the smooth lines and features from the original model to bring an impressive gothic elegance to any LEGO collection. DC and LEGO fans alike can indulge in their passion for the Caped Crusader as they explore all the delightful features of this new set, including a full interior, removable canopy and posable aerodynamic flaps. To add to the excitement, the construction kit is also dotted with Easter eggs to surprise builders, such as a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine – helping to truly transport builders back to 1989 and into the Batman universe.

Recreate the authentic detail and gothic elegance of BATMAN’s iconic aircraft, the Batwing, with this LEGO brick build-and-display model.

The impressive reproduction features a new special brick that will allow you to mount and display your model on your wall. There’s also a stand, nameplate and 3 minifigures – Batman, The Joker and a Lawrence the Boombox Goon – to create an impressive setting for your model.

Once completed, the set is measures over 4” (11cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 22” (58cm) wide. The LEGO DC Batman 1989 set will be a wonderful addition to a Batman lover’s LEGO collection, joining the previously released LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile to make a dark and dramatic display in any home.

LEGO 1989 Batwing will be available for LEGO VIP members on October 21st and for remaining LEGO fans on November 1st, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

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LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

Star Wars fans, film lovers and builders can rejoice as the LEGO Group launches a new out-of-this-world building kit of a classic Star Wars scene – available September 16th from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

Coming from a galaxy far, far away and into to the homes of LEGO enthusiasts and Star Wars fans across the world – the LEGO Group’s new LEGO Star Wars building set,  the Mos Eisley Cantina set, will dazzle adult builders and film fans alike. Bringing to life one of the Skywalker saga’s most iconic locations, the new set is sure to become an instant classic as Rebels immerse themselves in the famous cantina’s world of smugglers, musicians, bounty hunters and Jedi Knights.

The impressive building kit gives adult LEGO fans the chance to relax and enjoy a mindful building experience as they reconnect with their passion for the original trilogy. Intrepid builders can even open up the set’s removable roof to admire its intricate details and act out their favorite Star Wars: A New Hope scenes, using iconic character mini-figures including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, C-3PO. Additionally, the set features eight character minifigures that have been introduced in LEGO form for the first time, including Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan, Garindan, and more.

As they embark on their journey to bring Mos Eisley’s quintessential taverna to life, films lovers and Star Wars devotees will be thrilled to discover the set’s special features, such as the attachable buildings, two Landspeeders – one of which has never been built in LEGO before – and a dewback LEGO figure. The LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope Mos Eisley Cantina is also dotted with hidden details throughout, such a “Wanted” poster featuring R2D2 and C-3PO, to the kyber crystals hidden in one of the exterior buildings.

Once built, the 3,187-piece LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set makes for an extraordinary display piece, standing at over 7.5” (19cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide and 23” (58cm) deep when opened.

The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set will cost $349.99. It will be available for LEGO VIP members on September 16th and then globally October 1st, via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

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IKEA & LEGO Introduce BYGGLEK – A Creative Solution That Intertwines Play And Storage

IKEA of Sweden AB and the LEGO Group revealed the long-awaited outcome of their collaboration. The two brands joined forces to create BYGGLEK – a playful storage solution. Consisting of a series of storage boxes with LEGO studs and a special LEGO brick set, the new BYGGLEK collection aims to encourage play and infuse more fun into storage around the home. The BYGGLEK collection will available in existing IKEA retail channels throughout Europe and North America beginning October 1, 2020.

With a strong belief that play makes both the home and the world a better place, IKEA of Sweden AB and the LEGO Group set out to remove barriers to play in daily life, while creating a practical yet playful experience that children and adults could enjoy together.

Play is an important and powerful way for children to learn and grow. However, children and adults sometimes have different views about play and creativity at home. Where adults often need to create structure and organize, children see a stimulating and creative environment in which they naturally want to play, pause and then replay.

Reorganizing children’s creative space during playtime not only disrupts their play but also their creative expression and growth. Therefore, the IKEA and LEGO brands wanted to create a storage solution that itself offers a fun and playful experience. The BYGGLEK boxes are equipped with LEGO studs on the top and the front that allow children to integrate the storage boxes as part of their LEGO builds. They can store their projects inside, and proudly display their creations on top.

The BYGGLEK collection consists of four different products: one set of three small boxes, two larger boxes, and one set of LEGO bricks to kick-start the playful experience. BYGGLEK can be used with any existing and future LEGO elements, as the studs used on the lid and front are part of the LEGO System in Play.

BYGGLEK will be available at IKEA U.S. stores and online at IKEA-USA.com beginning October 1, 2020.

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LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley Set

Launching tomorrow, the spectacular new #75978 LEGO Harry Potter set allows fans to be transported to the most magical shopping street in the world, now in brick form! Diagon Alley is one of the most iconic locations in the Wizarding World. It’s where Harry Potter gets his first glimpse of the exciting new world he is about to join, as he’s guided through the magical shopping street by Hagrid. And now LEGO and Harry Potter fans alike can build and create the iconic street in their own homes.

The set brings the two worlds together in a magical hybrid: a rich and versatile display model, with a modularity aspect that allows fans to choose how to display the shops (all in a row, swapping them around, or even placing individual shops on different shelves!).

Measuring more than a meter wide and made up of over 5,000 pieces, LEGO Diagon Alley features the famed wizarding world shops packed with authentic details from the movies to truly capture the ambience of the street.

Behind magnificent and detailed storefronts lie intriguing interiors, fascinating features and familiar characters. Fans can recreate some of their favorite moments from the Harry Potter film series including; discovering the wands at Ollivanders from Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerer’s Stone, dropping in on Gilderoy Lockhart’s book-signing event at Flourish & Blotts bookstore from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, or obtaining a love potion from Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The set also includes 14 minifigures, including new versions of lead characters Harry, Ron, Hermione, and of course George and Fred Weasley who have their own joke shop in Diagon Alley. There are also minifigures of Florean Fortescue and the Daily Prophet photographer, who have never been seen in LEGO form before. Below are some additional details about the set as well as more pictures.

The #75978 LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley set is available directly from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop, starting September 1st. To purchase the set for $399.99, click HERE.

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LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System

The LEGO Group today announced a LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Building Kit for adults, letting grown-up fans create their own NES console with LEGO bricks.

The new kit, the latest product of the LEGO Group and Nintendo partnership, offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including the accompanying 1980’s style LEGO television set, so nostalgic gamers and LEGO fans can recreate their favorite Super Mario Bros. childhood experiences.

Today’s announcement will let adult fans take a trip down memory-lane by building a mechanically functional version of an all-time favorite console with LEGO bricks.

The new NES Building Kit will include a controller with a connecting cable and plug and even an opening slot for the Game Pack with a locking feature. The console also comes with a buildable retro TV, featuring a flat 8-bit Mario figure on the scrolling screen. Fans can scan an included action brick with LEGO Mario from the LEGO Super Mario Starter Course, so he reacts to on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups just as he would have in the iconic Super Mario Bros. game.

This highly collectible NES building set is part of a range of inspirational LEGO models designed for discerning hobbyists, as they look for their next immersive challenge. The LEGO NES will be available exclusively from LEGO Retail Stores and LEGO.com for $229.99 beginning August 1, 2020.

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LEGO Ideas Third 2019 Review Results

Over the past 4 months, the LEGO Review Board has been evaluating the 12 awesome product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between early September 2019 and early January 2020.  Congratulations to all 10K members who gave it their all and showed their immense talents in reaching the review phase.  Check out the announcement presented by LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson. 

The three sets that will be headed for production are:

Home Alone – McCallister’s House

Congratulations Alex Storozhuk for having his Home Alone. McCallister’s House design selected as one of the next LEGO Ideas sets. This creation oozes nostalgia from the exterior house to all the small interior details including all of Kevin’s sneaky traps. 

LEGO Typewriter

Congratulations to Steve Guinness for him transitioning from LEGO Master to LEGO Ideas Fan Designer with his recreation of this iconic typewriter design.

Seinfeld 30th Anniversary

Congratulations to Brent Waller, a very familiar face here on LEGO Ideas, for his fun tribute to one of the most beloved sitcoms in history!  

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LEGO House The Wooden Duck Announced

An iconic piece of LEGO building heritage is now available in Billund, Denmark. Ever since the opening of LEGO House in 2017 creating exclusive products has been important as they add significantly to the experience of visiting LEGO House – the pinnacle LEGO experience.

LEGO House is now introducing a new series called: The LEGO House Limited Editions. The Wooden Duck (40501) is the first in this exclusive range of collectable products celebrating key moments in LEGO history.

The original wooden duck is one of the most iconic features in the LEGO history and you can find the wooden duck replicated in LEGO bricks many places throughout LEGO House – in the Tree of Creativity in World Explorer and even in the Red Zone.

The story behind the LEGO duck

More than 100 years ago, 24-year-old Master Carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen buys a wood workshop in the tiny town of Billund, Denmark. From the very first toys coming out of Ole Kirk’s workshop, the dedication to quality and functionality is obvious.

The design and the carving, sanding, and painting of each piece of toy is done to perfection because Ole Kirk is convinced that children deserve toys of high quality, made of the finest materials, so that they will last for many years of play.

The Wooden Duck recreates an iconic moment from LEGO history. This display model perfectly captures the handmade style of the original.The 621-piece model measures over 8” (20cm) high, 7” (22cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide and stands on a base measuring over 5” (13cm) square.

The Wooden Duck will cost 599 DKK ($90 US), and be available from the LEGO House, when it reopens on Monday, June 22 2020. It will be exclusively sold at the LEGO House. 

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Create Your Own Icons of The Film World With The New Lego Disney Mickey Mouse And Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters 

Step back in time and get hands-on with the original animated stars of the silver screen, as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are brought to life in buildable LEGO brick form. With this brand-new construction set, fans can re-live fond memories and immerse themselves in the magical world of LEGO Disney , as they build their own versions of the world famous couple.   

Based on Disney’s iconic characters, the large-scale LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters are full to the brim with nostalgic and stylish details. Perfect for Disney fans looking to re-create the magic again and again, these dynamically posed models not only come dressed in their instantly recognizable original outfits, they also come equipped with a series of unique buildable accessories to pose with, including a retro camera, a guitar and a photo album complete with pictures of the iconic duo’s adventures from years gone by creating endless possibilities when it comes to displaying the beloved couple.   

Helping to bring some nostalgic movie magic into any home or office, each figure in the new 1,739-piece set also stands on a base that resembles an old-time film reel, complete with the original character signatures. With Mickey Mouse standing tall at 14 in. high and Minnie Mouse at 13 in., the pair make a perfect addition to any Disney fan’s LEGO Disney collection or as a stand-alone display. 

 

LEGO DISNEY Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Buildable Characters is available directly from LEGO Stores for $199.99 beginning July 1, 2020.

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