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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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LEGO Announces Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Set

Today, the LEGO Group and Automobili Lamborghini unveiled the eagerly awaited LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. 

The 1:8 scale LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 embodies the unrivalled power, visionary design and futuristic elegance of the limited-edition Italian super sports car. 

First presented at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019, only 63 of the full-sized Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 models are being produced, making this 3,696-piece replica the ultimate collector’s item for luxury car lovers and LEGO fans looking for their next building challenge.

Boasting a vivid lime-green color and elegant golden rims, the model measures over 5” (13cm) high, 23” (60cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide. This one-of-a-kind model is the ultimate addition to any LEGO collection.

The LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 set has 3,696 pieces and will retail for $379.99.

It will be available directly from LEGO stores and www.LEGO.com/Technic-Lamborghini-Sian from June 1st, then in many retailers from August 1, 2020.

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LEGO Brick Sketches

LEGO has shared a first look at their upcoming Brick Sketches product line that features brick built portraits of some familiar heroes and villains. The sets will retail for around $20. Each Brick Sketch set comes with a retractable stand so you can stand it on your desk or shelf.

Look for them around June 1st.

First Order Stormtrooper

BB-8

Batman

Joker 

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LEGO Announces Haunted House Set, A Scary Creator Expert Theme Park Ride

If you love ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, we’ve got a treat for you – the LEGO Haunted House (10273). Take time out of everyday life and explore something extraordinary as you discover the thrills and surprises packed into this stunning building project.

Take your time building this impressive haunted house model, before exploring all the intricate details hidden within. The house opens up, making it easy to explore inside where you’ll discover a working free-fall ride plus automatic doors at the top of the tower. See the haunted front doors close for a spooky effect. Add the LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) to control the elevator via the Powered Up app.

– This creepy LEGO Haunted House (10273) model provides hours of enjoyment for anyone looking to unwind with a new project. Build the spooky horror house then explore its impressive features and delightful details.

– Why should kids get all the fun when it comes to scary toys? This building kit is designed for adults but it includes lots of playful features, such as a free-fall ride, haunted doors and a cursed painting.

– If you appreciate beautiful details, you’ll love displaying your haunted house model. Upgrade the Haunted House with the LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) to control the elevator via the app.

– This dark and spooky haunted manor measures over 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, making it a challenging construction kit for adults and a great brick-built model to display.

– A battery is included with the light brick in this set, so you can enjoy the illumination right away.

– This set comes with coffee-table-style building instructions to guide and inspire you.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com for $249.99 on May 20, 2020.

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New LEGO Harry Potter Wizarding World Sets Announced

Today, the LEGO Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have revealed a new range of enchanting playsets for fans of the Wizarding World. Packed to the brim with delight and mystery, these captivating playsets will help bring the Wizarding World to life in a way that only LEGO play can do.

Featuring well-known characters, creatures and locations familiar to every would-be Hogwarts student in waiting, the new LEGO sets help young builders create adventures of their own. The sets provide opportunities for endless fun as fans help Harry, Ron, Hermione and their faithful friends reenact beloved moments from the films.

These new LEGO sets will enable fans of the Wizarding World to explore Hogwarts in a new and exciting way. They can discover the entrance to The Room of Requirement, lure Professor Umbridge to the Forbidden Forest, gatecrash the Ravenclaw dormitory and explore the Hogwarts Astronomy Tower.

And the adventures extend beyond the Hogwarts theme…through their play, fans will be able to release Harry from the cupboard under the stairs at 4 Privet Drive, send Hedwig off to deliver an important message or explore the enchanted nooks and crannies of The Burrow.

Spanning adventures from across the seven Harry Potter films, the new sets will go on sale on August 1st and will be available to pre-order on April 30th from LEGO.com and selected retailers globally.

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Room of Requirement 

Slide the panel to reveal the hidden entrance to the Room of Requirement and join Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood for secret Defense Against the Dark Arts practice! ($19.99)

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower 

Visit Potions Master Horace Slughorn’s classroom and office, check out the magical mandrake in the greenhouse, then explore the Ravenclaw dorm and the cool astronomy equipment. ($99.99)

LEGO Harry Potter Forbidden Forest: Umbridge’s Encounter 

Trick Professor Umbridge into entering the Forbidden Forest and introduce her to Grawp and a few centaurs. ($29.99)

LEGO Harry Potter 4 Privet Drive

Explore 4 Privet Drive, the Dursley family’s home, and discover a whirlwind of excitement! ($69.99)

LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig 

Capture the magical personality and elegant movement of Hedwig, the celebrated owl from the Harry Potter films. Available exclusively from Barnes and Noble. ($39.99)

LEGO Harry Potter Attack on The Burrow 

Explore the crazy, colorful Weasley house with Harry, Ron and the rest of the family and help protect it from the Death Eaters. Available exclusively from Target. ($99.99)

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The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course & The First of A Range of LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets Revealed

The LEGO Group announced pre-order availability of the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course. Fans can now secure their own set of this upcoming and highly anticipated new product line, the result of a unique partnership with Nintendo. The new LEGO Super Mario product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, it promises to change the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world and engage in LEGO experiences. 

Disclosed for the first time today by LEGO Design Lead Jonathan Bennink, fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. This entry point set to the world of LEGO Super Mario is needed to unlock expansion sets and features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure that are only included in this set.

The LEGO Mario figure itself has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series.

Kids aged 6+ can build levels and play their own way, with action-packed challenges having lots of creative fun in a highly interactive experience. LEGO Mario is used to collect virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platform, and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr. figure. 

The Starter Course can be combined with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, which each unlock unique challenges and characters to play with and against friends. The first Expansion Sets, also revealed today, include the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. And because the products all include modular builds, fans are fully in charge of creating exactly the LEGO level course they want to see Mario come to life in.

Fans will also love the free LEGO Super Mario app by the LEGO Group, a supporting feature to further enhance the physical play experience. It keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding, as well as it provides digital building instructions with zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggests other creative ways to build and play, and is a safe forum to share ideas with friends. 

The full LEGO Super Mario assortment will launch Aug. 1st 2020, but fans can now pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course on www.lego.com/supermario-startercourse and from select leading retailers around the world. 

The retail price for the Starter Course is $59.99, while the rprice for the two expansion sets will be $29.99 for the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and $99.99 for the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set.

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LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay Set 

With 2,545-pieces in total, the model contains everything a pirate or LEGO fan needs to create the ultimate shipwreck – including a captain’s quarters, food store and supply dock. LEGO builders can even uncover buried treasure on the island by removing parts of the ship to explore new areas and create new stories. 

This set also contains 8 Minifigures all based on pirate characters from the classic pirate lines, including the iconic Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and the twins, Port and Starboard, as well as 3 other pirates and 2 skeleton figures and various animals to discover on the island. 

When builders tire of being stranded at sea, the island can also be reassembled to create Captain Redbeard’s legendary ship, the Black Seas Barracuda. Rebuild the ship to launch a rescue mission to take the ship’s crew back to safety and find the buried treasure. 

The LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep and is sure to catch the eye whether proudly displayed or placed amongst other LEGO Pirate sets. 

The set will retail for $199.99 and will be available April 1, 2020. You can pre-order the set HERE.

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