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42109, O resultado da parceria LEGO - Top Gear

por baixinho, em 18.11.19

Já não é propriamente uma novidade que para o próximo ano iria ser lançado pelo menos um set LEGO Top Gear, chegam agora imagens e informações oficiais sobre o conjunto.


First ever LEGO Technic Top Gear collaboration revealed at LA Auto Show

Los Angeles, USA: Today, the LEGO Group revealed the first ever LEGO® Technic™ Top Gear Set in partnership with BBC Studios. The new LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is an authentic looking GT Rally car for ages 9 years and above and will be available globally from 26th December 2019.

LEGO Technic designers joined forces with the BBC Top Gear team to co-design the body of the car and accompanying stickers to create an ultra-realistic and fast looking racer that fans are sure to enjoy building at home.

The model is remote controlled via the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ app and contains functions such as steering, multi-touch control and gyro control as well as different challenges and achievements to deliver a thrilling, immersive play experience. The rally car comes complete with 1 large motor, 1 XL motor and 1 Bluetooth controlled smart hub.

“It’s exciting to have collaborated with LEGO Technic on this and it’s a very natural fit for the Top Gear brand. The LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car is the result of several months hard work from the LEGO and BBC Studios teams and we can’t wait to see it on the shelves soon” said Jason Easy, Head of Licensing UK, BBC Studios.

Niels Henrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic added: “We are really excited to finally reveal the App-Controlled LEGO Technic Top Gear Rally Car. The car offers a challenging build for ages 9+ who are into authentic play and intrigued about how things work. The CONTROL+ app gives an extensive play experience with several different play modes and exciting challenges.”


LEGO Technic App Controlled Top Gear Rally Car

  • First LEGO Technic set designed in partnership with BBC studios
  • 463 LEGO elements used
  • The model comes with 1 large motor, 1 XL motor and 1 Bluetooth controlled smart hub
  • Remote controlled via the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ app
  • Price: $129.00 USD/£124,99
  • The product is available globally from 26th December 2019

LEGO Technic CONTROL+ Functions:

  • Driving forwards and backwards, steering with CONTROL+ app
  • Multi-touch control
  • Gyro control
  • Challenges and achievements
  • Inspirational videos for play
  • The LEGO TECHNIC CONTROL+ app can be downloaded from the App Store or GooglePlay.

About the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine. The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words Leg Godt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. Its products are now sold in more than 140 countries worldwide.

About Top Gear

Top Gear is the world’s biggest and longest-running motoring entertainment shows, spanning 42 years of heritage with a huge following of an estimated 350m viewers globally, across 200+ territories, making it one of the world’s most widely watched factual TV programmes. The latest series of Top Gear featuring Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris has been by far the best performing series of recent years, making it BBC TWO’s biggest show so far in 2019.

The Top Gear brand also has a proven-track record in consumer products, with the world’s biggest monthly motoring magazine, DVD’s, books and gaming, plus the Top Gear website that attracts 4.5 million unique users per month.  Top Gear’s Social media platforms include profiles on YouTube with 2.2 billion video views and 6.7m subscribers, 21 million global fans on Facebook, 2 million followers for Twitter and 3.5m on Instagram, its fastest growing social profile. 

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Neste momento não tenho a informação do preço em Portugal, actualizarei quando receber essa informação.

O carrinho telecomandado parece bastante interessante, tanto a nível estético como na forma como é conduzido. Claro que tendo em conta as minhas opiniões quanto ao licenciamento de tudo e mais alguma coisa (ver aqui), pergunto se havia necessidade da chancela da Top Gear para este set.

Outro ponto em que também não tenho a certeza na opinião é a utilização da combinação do smartphone/app para a condução do veículo versus a utilização de um comando dedicado igual ao semelhante aos dos últimos comboios LEGO. Se por um lado a solução utilizada neste conjunto evita um custo desnecessário já que acredito que qualquer criança tenha acesso a um smartphone para guiar o carrinho, tenho alguma relutância nessa mesma necessidade. Primeiro sou da opinião que o acesso a estes gadgets pelos mais novos não deve ser incentivado (não chego ao ponto de utilizar a palavra "evitado"); segundo já estou algo escaldado com gadgets que necessitam de uma determinada app que passado um certo período de tempo deixa de ser suportada e depois é extremamente difícil de conseguir pô-la a funcionar, coisa que não acontece com os comandos dedicados (principalmente os da LEGO) que conseguem atravessar gerações.

Claro que esta última conversa poderá não ter relevância se o tal smarthub estiver preparado para as ambas possibilidades :D

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Os novos 80104 Lion Dance e 80105 Chinese New Year Temple Fair

por baixinho, em 05.11.19


Não é novidade nenhuma que a LEGO tem um carinho esp€cial pelo mercado chinês já que nos últimos anos tem presenteado o povo oriental com sets dedicado às comemorações de cada novo ano. Portanto o próximo ano chinês não vai ser diferente e temos dois conjuntos para ajudar nas comemorações.

Fica aqui o press release seguindo-se alguns comentários.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with LEGO® Lion Dance and Traditional Temple Fair

Billund, 05 November 2019: Today, the LEGO Group revealed its 2020 Chinese New Year sets - Lion Dance and Chinese New Year Temple Fair. The launch follows on from this year’s popular sets: Dragon Boat Race, Dragon Dance and Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner, the first LEGO® products created to mark the festivities.

The Lion Dance set vividly reproduces a well-loved scene of the Spring Festival and is sure to evoke fond memories of the traditional festival. The set features 5 beautifully decorated small lion figurines and a percussionists’ stage with an awesome drumming function. An accompanying temple gate is decorated with LEGO tiles featuring traditional patterns. The set also comes complete with 8 minifigures including lion dancers and a man in rat costume to mark the Year of the Rat. Additional accessory elements such as the red ‘best wishes’ scroll, red orb, cabbage, calligraphy brush and a rocket firework are included to inspire unlimited role-play.

The Chinese New Year Temple Fair set captures a beloved event often seen in towns and cities throughout China around the lunar new year. The set includes stalls displaying a vast, colourful array of LEGO versions of authentic items you would find at a Temple Fair. Everything from barbecue dishes to candy, toys, vases and dough figurines are lovingly re-created ion LEGO form.  The set also includes 14 minifigures. Eagle-eyed LEGO fans will notice that the family from last year’s Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner set make an appearance, continuing the story of their Spring Festival celebrations.

LEGO Product designer Markus Rollbühler, designed the sets to be as authentic as possible: “We were incredibly thorough with our research when designing the sets. For the Chinese New Year Temple Fair, we looked closely at the types of things vendors sell in the market stalls and all of the various goods on offer.” It was also important that children could act out scenes to make the sets come alive: “Both sets include amazing minifigures and details to encourage role play. The Lion Dance set comes with many interesting play features. For example, you can fully pose the lions and you can also open and close their mouths to help recreate the spectacular dances we all know and love.” Markus explains.  

The two new LEGO® Chinese Traditional Festival models will be ready to discover in China and Asia Pacific markets from December 26, 2019 and the rest of the world from January 10, 2020.  

A primeira nota vai exactamente para a última frase. Sim, os conjuntos vão estar disponível em Portugal a partir de 10 de Janeiro e o PVP indicado é de 74.99 euros (não sei se para dos dois conjuntos ou apenas o maior, mas sei que é mais 5 euros do que a Alemanha mas menos 5 eurosdo que a Itália). Ahh, e 549.99 BRL para o Brasil! (ver correcção no fim do post)

Claro que a disponibilidade deverá ser limitada à loja online da LEGO e pouco mais.

A segunda nota vai para o nome do designer. Markus Rollbühler é bem conhecido pela Comunidade AFOL pela qualidade dos seus MOCs, portanto não se espera mais do que a excelência num set desenhado por ele. Já vi o vídeo e ficou a ideia que o trabalho de investigação foi levado a sério.

Eu não sou propriamente o público-alvo destes dois conjuntos, mas devo reconhecer que o colorido é agradável. Gosto especialmente das diferentes técnicas para a construção dos telhados o que proporciona peças interessantes, da presença de lingotes em duas cores novas (branco? e laranja escuro?) e a quantidade de minifigs.

Serão concerteza bastante agradáveis de construir e poderão sempre animar a chinatown de uma qualquer cidade LEGO caseira.


Edit: Afinal o preço indicado é de 74.99 euros para o 80104 (549 BRL) e 99.99 euros para o 80105 (999.99 BRL).

Edit 2: Número de peças - 80104: 882 - 80105: 1664

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O 28º Ideas!! - 21320 LEGO® Ideas Dinosaur Fossils

por baixinho, em 16.10.19

Sem grandes surpresas temos hoje o anúncio do 28º Ideas, o 21320 LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils. Sim, parece que oficialmente o "LEGO Ideas" também faz parte do nome, algo que também já tinha acontecido com 21318

Aliás, dá para perceber perfeitamente pelo press release / descrição do conjunto que a LEGO cada vez mais utiliza o Ideas para chegar ao público adulto que por norma não compra LEGO. Nós AFOLs não nos podemos queixar muito disso já que a maior parte dos conjuntos desta linha até tem uma qualidade acima da média.

Vamos agora ao habitual press para depois eu dar a minha opinião ao conjunto.

21320 LEGO® Ideas Dinosaur Fossils

Ages 16+. 910 pieces

US $59.99 – CA $79.99 – DE €59.99 – UK £54.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 549DKK – AUD $99.99

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Collectible LEGO® Ideas Dinosaur Fossils toy for display!

Learn about life on Earth millions of years ago and create a stunning centerpiece with this collectible LEGO® Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils toy building kit for adults. This 910-piece set offers an immersive, creative building experience for natural history enthusiasts who will appreciate the authentic details of the 2 dinosaur skeleton models (Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops) and the pterosaur reptile (Pteranodon) skeleton toy. The models are built to 1:32 scale, can be adjusted into lifelike poses and each one comes with its own stand so they can be placed alongside the included sapiens skeleton figure for a museum-style display. To complete the set, there’s also a paleontologist toy minifigure with various accessories for imaginative role-play fun. All in all, this archaeology toy makes a great dinosaur gift for adults to build solo or to share their passion for natural history with family and friends.

  • A wonderfully detailed dinosaur fossils set featuring buildable, posable, 1:32 scale toy models of Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon skeletons, each with display stands to create LEGO® style natural history museum exhibits.
  • Also includes a sapiens skeleton figure with a display stand, and a paleontologist toy minifigure with a buildable crate, plus dinosaur egg, bone, hat and book elements for creative role-play.
  • This collectible LEGO® Ideas dinosaur toy set includes 910 pieces for an immersive, rewarding building experience.
  • New to LEGO® building? Don’t worry. This paleontologist kit comes with a booklet featuring easy-to-follow building instructions, fascinating facts about the Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon, and information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
  • Makes a wonderful paleontologist gift toy for LEGO® builders aged 16+ and anyone with a passion for natural history and dinosaurs.

The pterosaur and dinosaur skeleton toy models make an eye-catching display. The T. rex toy skeleton is the biggest of the 3, measuring over 7” (20cm) tall and 15” (40cm) long.

Antes de mais devo esclarecer que a minha opinião sobre este conjunto baseia-se apenas nas imagens. A primeira coisa que salta à vista é que o set difere bastante do projecto original (ver aqui) ao ponto que das cinco carc.. espécies propostas, apenas uma passou para a versão final. Poupou-se peças nas bases, no número de esqueletos que também ficaram mais branquinhos e apareceu uma minifig e um esqueleto de minifig para os miúdos terem com que brincar. Sim, os dinossauros parecem-me bastante resistentes, mas não sei até que ponto se estiverem ao cuidado de mãos menos conhecedoras.

São sempre mais de 900 peças a um preço jeitoso (sim, em Portugal o preço será de 59.99 euros!!!) que estará disponível no primeiro dia de Novembro. A maior parte das peças interessantes estão em branco, o que não é mau de todo. Assim à primeira vista destaco a presença da 38583 em branco que por acaso não é novidade já que existe em mais dois sets deste ano. 

Lembro-me de há uns quinze anos atrás ter tentado fazer esqueletos de dinossauro para um museu que estava a construir e de ter desistido. Além de uma maior limitação de peças, queria fazer numa escala bem mais pequena já que o museu tinha apenas 32 studs de largura. Yeps, o prédio era mais pequeno que T. rex deste set. A solução foi ter passado o tema do museu para uma exposição de armamento medieval :)

Este é um set que me parece interessante de construir.. mas definitivamente depois iria para peças que não tenho espaço nas prateleiras para tudo o que a LEGO faz :)

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Quinta-Feira das Actualidades: Jaguar!

por baixinho, em 02.10.19

Apesar de ter recebido o press release através da LEGO, a origem é outra: a Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

Basicamente em Janeiro de 2020 vamos ter um conjunto Speed Champions com duas viaturas representando as cores desta equipa. Os veículos representados são o Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 e o Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy, portanto dois automóveis eléctricos.

Apesar de achar muito interessante a série Speed Champions, principalmente pela sua continuidade, apenas construí dois sets já que o desporto automóvel não me desperta grandes paixões. Numa rápida apreciação o Formula E parece-me algo inacabado mas já o I-PACE tem um aspecto bem potente e realista. Em termos de peças o preto é normalmente uma cor que não me desperta a atenção mas aquele azul parece interessante para algumas construções mais futuristas.

Aqui fica o pressrelease (que também contém informações para outra empresa de brinquedos..):



  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing have today unveiled their new season six all-electric racecar, the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 featuring an all new powertrain
  • New Zealander Mitch Evans and Briton James Calado will be pushing for points, podiums and wins in the new Jaguar I-TYPE 4
  • Automotive lubricant specialists Castrol have become the latest leading brand to partner with Panasonic Jaguar Racing
  • Jaguar Racing partner with leading toy manufacturers the LEGO Group and Scalextric with mini versions of Jaguar’s racecars set to go on sale soon

02 October 2019, Gaydon, United Kingdom: 

Panasonic Jaguar Racing have today revealed their brand-new all electric racecar to challenge for season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The British team’s official launch in front of VIPs, media, partners and fans was at Jaguar’s brand-new design studio in Gaydon, Warwickshire – the most advanced automotive design centre in the world.

The Jaguar I-TYPE 4, featuring an all new motor, gearbox, invertor, rear suspension and dampers has seen its overall weight reduced offering improved handling and performance.

The lightest and most efficient powertrain the team has ever produced, the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 has a lower centre of gravity and will allow the team to push towards even more points, podiums and wins in season six.

The new powertrain also features a new vehicle control module - which increases the processing capacity and allows faster rate of software development – this puts Jaguar at the forefront of battery electric vehicle innovation.

James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director:

“The start of a new season is an exciting time for the team. After months of hard work we are excited to show the world the new Jaguar I-TYPE 4. We have applied all of our experience in Formula E to date and our latest innovations into the new racecar and the development team have created what we believe will be our most competitive Formula E car to date. We’ve learnt how to win as a team and we are hungry for more in season six. We can’t wait to get racing!”

Panasonic Jaguar Racing is delighted to welcome a new partner in Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricants brands. The team is using Castrol’s advanced e-fluids onboard the Jaguar I-TYPE 4, building on a long and successful motorsport partnership. Over the years Jaguar Racing and Castrol have enjoyed extraordinary motorsport success, including victory at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours and the 24 Hours of Daytona. Using Castrol’s e-fluids, will allow Jaguar and Castrol to collaborate, learn and win on the track and further develop advanced technology and e-fluids for the award-winning Jaguar I-PACE and future roadgoing Jaguar vehicles.

Mandhir Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Castrol

“We’re excited to extend our long-term partnership with Jaguar to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E Team. Putting our e-fluids to the test in the tough Formula E race environment is the ideal way to develop the e-fluids and electric vehicle technology of the future. This will help us deliver what drivers want, to go further on a single charge and enable the longer life of transmission and component parts”. 

The Castrol logo will feature on the driver helmets and suits, team kit, and merchandise.

James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director:

“To improve our performance on the track, we need the best partners, and we are delighted to welcome Castrol for season six. Their innovative automotive lubricants are already benefiting the team and we can’t wait to start the season together in Saudi Arabia for the Diriyah E-Prix in November.”

Two other huge, but equally tiny additions to the team in season six. Panasonic Jaguar Racing have partnered with leading toy manufacturers the LEGO Group and Scalextric to create mini versions of the electric cars. The LEGO® Speed Champions set featuring the Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing GEN2 car and Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be available to buy from 1 January 2020.  The Jaguar I-TYPE Scalextric will be on sale from Spring 2020.

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por baixinho, em 27.09.19

Ontem não tive tempo de escrever no blog, mas vontade não faltou! É que habitualmente o anúncio do projectos Ideas que vão ver a luz do dia passa-me um pouco ao lado, mas ontem tive uma surpresa. Uma boa surpresa.

O Pirate Bay passou e creio que isso espantou meio-mundo AFOL. Além do projecto abordar um tema pelo que os AFOLs mais velhos nutrem algum carinho e que tem sido esquecido pela LEGO nos últimos anos, é enorme e cheio de vários detalhes com qualidade. Tem um grande potencial para ser um set memorável.

Fico muito curioso com o resultado final e acredito que irá proporcionar peças interessantes com fartura.

Os outros dois projectos aprovados despertam-me alguma curiosidade mas não sinto grandes afinidades com os temas. O 123 Sesame Street e o Playable LEGO Piano.

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Quinta-Feira das Actualidades: Gingerbread House

por baixinho, em 12.09.19

Adoro quando a LEGO faz isto. Criar um tema (próprio) e depois alimentá-lo com novos sets com regularidade. Faz isso com os modulares desde 2007 e com a Winter Village desde 2009, e fá-lo bem.

Portanto não é grande novidade o anúncio de mais um set para fazer crescer a nossa vila natalícia cheia de encanto. Este 10267 Gingerbread House cumpre a função encaixando-se perfeitamente nos conjuntos anteriores.

Aqui fica o habitual press release:

10267 Gingerbread House

Ages 12+. 1477 pieces

US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK –AUD $159.99

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Gather the family and build the wonderful Gingerbread House!

Enjoy a festive build and play experience with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10267 Gingerbread House. A treasure chest of magical details, this amazing model features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons and a delicious facade with candy-cane columns, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace. Inside the house there’s an array of fun details and candy furnishings including a tasteful bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub. This wonderful LEGO Gingerbread House sets the scene for imaginative adventures with the gingerbread family. Children can light up the cozy fireplace, help clear the sidewalk with the snow blower and nestle the gingerbread baby in its carriage. It also includes a decorated Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train. This advanced LEGO set delivers a challenging and rewarding building experience and makes a great seasonal centerpiece for the home or office. Includes gingerbread man, woman and baby figures.

  • Includes 3 LEGO® figures: a gingerbread man, gingerbread woman and gingerbread baby.
  • The Gingerbread House features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons, a rich facade with candy cane columns and walking sticks, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace, plus a detailed interior, brick-built baby carriage and a snow blower.
  • Gingerbread House interior features an array of fun details and candy-style furnishings, including a bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton-candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub!
  • Also includes a Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train.
  • Check out the yummy candy-cane signposts!
  • Press down on the chimney-smoke button to set the fire aglow!
  • Children will love imaginative play with the gingerbread family.
  • Help the gingerbread lady nestle the gingerbread baby in the carriage.
  • Accessory elements include a baby bottle, cups, frying pan and an axe.
  • Special elements include a new-for-August-2019 gold bar element in tan and transparent 1x1 glitter bricks in purple.
  • Measures over 8” (21cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.

Acrescento que o preço para Portugal será de 99,99 euros, yeps, um pouco mais caro que os nossos colegas alemães. Mas não se preocupem que não somos os mais massacrados da zona Euro, a Estónia leva com 109,99 e a Finlândia leva com uns enigmáticos 109,95 euros.

Sim, é mesmo um sentimento bonito ficarmos contentes por haver quem esteja pior que nós :D.

De qualquer forma o conjunto é extremamente bonito. Adoro o esquema de cores onde o branco da neve realça de forma perfeita as formas da casa, principalmente as várias águas do telhado. A imponente chaminé é, provavelmente, o elemento mais identificativo do edifício, mas também gosto de ver as traves de madeira em branco e os coloridos vidros das janelas. Na traseira temos os habituais interiores que, penso eu, desta vez destacam-se por terem um aspecto bem completo (ok, faltam as tiles no piso superior) dando um ar aconchegante. Uma boa parte dos interiores dos sets LEGO tem um aspecto tão vazio que calha facilmente no adjectivo espartano. Como sempre a qualidade dos vários pequenos acessórios e mobiliário é excelente. Temos uma banheira, um cavalinho, um comboio, cama, sofá, o berço, a cozinha, o camião de brincar, as meias sem esquecer a lareira iluminada!

Quanto a peças o destaque, para já, vai para os lingotes em tan. Serão excelentes para as fachadas dos edifícios, já que por vezes quando queremos representar o nosso granito nortenho, o tan fica melhor que o lbg. As pesquenas tiles round 1x1 com impressão de madeira cortada também dão sempre jeito. Claro que depois há que contar que as peças são praticamente todas em cores muito interessantes.

Só me pergunto como conseguem colocar quase 1500 peças num set aparentemente tão pequeno.

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Quinta-Feira das Actualidades: Finalmente, um novo Imperial Star Destroyer!!

por baixinho, em 05.09.19

Há mais de uma década atrás tive o primeiro Imperial Star Destroyer (ISD para os amigos) da LEGO, o 10030. Como foi uma edição com praticamente todas as peças nos novos cinzentos, devo tê-lo comprado depois do primeiro semestre de 2004. Pouco tempo durou montado já que desmontei-o para peças que davam muito jeito para MOCs.

Ainda dão.

Com tantas naves Star Wars a serem continuamente reeditadas em LEGO, estava (e estou) curioso pela demora do aparecimento de uma nova versão UCS do ISD.

Aqui fica o press release seguido de algumas opiniões sobre estes 110 cm de LEGO:

75252 Imperial Star Destroyer™

Ages 16+. 4784 pieces

US $699.99 – CA $849.99 – DE €699.99 – UK £649.99 – FR €699.99 – DK 5299DKK --$1099.99 AUD  

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Own the ultimate Imperial Star Destroyer!

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO® pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down. This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

  • Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
  • The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
  • Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
  • With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
  • Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
  • This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
  • Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
  • The perfect LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
  • UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

O formato bem característico é o que me desperta a maior curiosidade. A versão de 2002 utilizava ímanes para obter aquelas superfícies naqueles ângulos. Superfícies que agora são um pouco mais detalhadas apesar de continuarem a parecer um mar de pinos cinzentos. A parte traseira é que me parece bem melhor conseguida.

Estou muito curioso com o aparecimento de reviews com comparação com o 10030. Tamanho, técnicas de construção, proporcionalidade com a real, etc. Tudo o que poderemos saber para melhor apreciar a evolução dos sets LEGO nos últimos 17 anos.

De qualquer forma está fora dos meus planos (a menos que me caia do céu). Muito dinheiro ao mesmo tempo e depois demasiado grande para ter local para a guardar montada.

Ahh sim, tem duas minifiguras e uma miniatura da Tantive IV.


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71044 Disney Train and Station

por baixinho, em 13.08.19

Aqui está mais um fresquinho conjunto LEGO Disney e apesar da minha continuada aversão a sets licenciados, não é que está realmente bonito? Claro que isto me faz perguntar se havia a necessidade de ser "Disney" já que retirando as minifigs, alguns autocolantes e um pormenor ou outro, teríamos na mesma um conjunto bonito.

Bem, de qualquer forma fica aqui o habitual press release:

71044 Disney Train and Station

Ages 12+. 2925 pieces

US $329.99 – CA $379.99 – DE €329.99 – UK £299.99 – FR €329.99 – DK 2499DKK --$549.99 AUD

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

  • Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
  • Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
  • Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
  • Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
  • Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
  • Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
  • Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
  • Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
  • This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
  • Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

É inegável, o conjunto é mesmo bonito e tem pormenores bem interessantes, só me pergunto se não haveria forma de fechar a estação sem estourar com o budget

A, pelo menos a minha, atenção centra-se logo na estação e nas cores do telhado. Pelo aspecto geral deve haver gente a pensar logo em comprar várias unidades para fazer uma estação com uma escala mais aceitável. Mas a fachada esconde interiores também bastante interessantes com alguns pormenores bem esgalhados. Não sei se a presença de miniaturas de comboios (e logo dois) será demasiado recorrente, mas de qualquer forma estão também bonitos.

Não sou de todo um trainheader, mas aquele comboio com umas ligeiras alterações e ficaria um mimo num display western. Bem, a estação com adaptações também não ficaria mal!

Sim, também tem o Mickey, a Minie, o Pateta e o Tico e o Teco, mas mesmo tendo lido imensas revistas Disney da Abril e da Morumbi na minha infância, não consigo gostar deles. 


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O glorioso 21318 Tree House

por baixinho, em 23.07.19

Engraçado, o nome com que me chegou o press release é 21318 LEGO Ideas Tree House. Talvez para vincar a origem do conjunto e, se calhar, também para distinguir de outros conjuntos (nomeadamente Friends e Creator) que foram lançados recentemente. É que este conjunto tem tudo para merecer distinção.

Vou ser sincero, não apostaria que o projecto original (aqui) chegasse aos 10 000 apoiantes e chegando também não apostaria que a LEGO o lançasse (apesar de achar que valeria a pena). Ainda bem que não apostei :)

Ainda bem porque é para este tipo de sets que acho que o Ideas vale a pena. Ideias novas e refrescantes que não estão dependentes de licenças. Sim, os Ideas licenciados são óptimos para atrair possíveis novos AFOLs, mas estes são excelentes para AFOLs. AFOLs que o que lhes interesse realmente é o LEGO. Sim, penso que os expoentes máximos do programa Ideas são sets como o 21109 Exo Suit, 21301 Birds, 21310 Old Fishing Store entre outros.

Mas antes de começar a opinar sobre este conjunto, fica aqui o habitual press release:

21318 LEGO® Ideas Tree House

Ages 16+. 3036 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK –AUS $279.99

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Detailed Tree House model to challenge LEGO® builders and inspire endless play!

Build, display and play with this intricately detailed, 3,036-piece LEGO® Ideas 21318 Tree House playset. A complex build for experienced LEGO builders that all the family will love to play with, it features a landscape base and 3 LEGO tree house cabins—a main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room. The tree has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements—these and various plant elements on the base are all made from sustainable-plant-based polyethylene plastic—and the treetop and cabin roofs are removable to allow easy access. The model is packed with play-inspiring features including a buildable picnic table and seats, swing, bonfire, treasure map and hidden gem element to play out a treasure hunt, and a wind-up crane on the balcony of the bedroom cabin. A great birthday gift, this unique creative toy comes with mom, dad and kids minifigures, plus a bird figure, to role-play fun family scenes. It also includes a booklet with building instructions and information about this LEGO Ideas set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.

  • This LEGO® Ideas set includes 4 minifigures: mom, dad and 2 children, plus a bird figure.
  • This challenging, 3,036-piece building toy features a landscape base, tree with interchangeable sets of green (summer) leaves and yellow and brown (fall) leaves, and a LEGO® Tree House with 3 cabins—main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room.
  • The treetop and cabin roofs are removable for easy access and play.
  • Landscape base features a buildable picnic table with 4 minifigure seats and assorted elements to create a picnic, plus a buildable stream, swing (hanging from the tree), bonfire, hidden gem element, plant and bush elements, and a ladder to the cabins.
  • Tree foliage features over 180 botanical elements made from plant-based polyethylene plastic using sustainably sourced sugarcane. Assorted plant elements around the tree are also made from this plant-based plastic. This is the first milestone in LEGO® Group’s ambitious commitment to make products using sustainable materials by 2030.
  • Main bedroom cabin features a buildable bed, and assorted elements including hidden scissors (as a reference to the fan creator’s day job as a hairdresser), ship in a bottle, compass, clock plus a balcony with a hand-operated, wind-up crane to lift items up to the cabin.
  • Bathroom features a buildable bathtub, toilet and sink.
  • Kids’ room features bunk beds and assorted elements such as a book and treasure map.
  • This LEGO® Ideas creative toy comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
  • Measures over 14” (37cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep.

Desta vez a LEGO também disponibilizou alguns factos sobre este set:

LEGO IDEAS Treehouse  

  • The LEGO Ideas Treehouse celebrates Kevin Feeser’s design for its endless creativity that its unique to the LEGO System in Play and its embodiment of the LEGO Group’s sustainable materials challenge.
  • All 185 leaves and plants in the treehouse are made from plant-based plastic – the largest number of plant-based elements in a LEGO set so far.
  • A list of the elements made from plant-based plastic is included on the top of the packaging.

The LEGO Group’s sustainable materials mission 

  • The LEGO Group is on a mission to make all LEGO bricks sustainably by 2030.
  • For the LEGO Group, a sustainable material must have a reduced environmental footprint, be produced responsibly using renewable resources, and meet our high standards for safety, quality and durability. 
  • High standards for sustainability, safety, quality and durability mean that there are no simple replacement materials on the market, and the LEGO Group is working with suppliers, research institutions and other industries to develop new materials to be used in the LEGO bricks of the future. 
  • The LEGO Group has an ambition to find sustainable packaging alternatives by 2025 that are renewable, efficient and recyclable.

LEGO elements made from plants 

  • All the trees, leaves and bushes and many of other elements in our LEGO sets, more than 80 types, are now made from green polyethylene, which is made from ethanol produced from sustainably sourced sugarcane.
  • The sugarcane is grown in Brazil, is sourced responsibly and does not compromise food security. 
  • Polyethylene is just one of many materials used in LEGO elements, and the LEGO Group expects the materials of the future will be made from both plant-based and recycled sources. 
  • Customers can expect the same high quality of ourplant-based elements. The elements do not biodegrade…because we want to make safe, functional and durable products that can be played with for generations.

A LEGO destaca, e bem, a sua preocupação e investimento na questão do sustentável (o neo-ecologismo dos anos 80), algo que daria para uns bons artigos de opinião, não fosse a minha crónica falta de tempo.

Este conjunto do nosso César “CesBrick” Soares, baseado no projecto do KevinTreeHouse, tem tudo para ser um sucesso. O César pelo seu estilo de construção enquanto AFOL tem todos os conhecimentos para fazer do projecto original, um set interessante não só a nível da jogabilidade, mas também como uma estrutura imponente, vistosa e com técnicas avançadas que tornem a construção um deleite.

Confesso que estou muito curioso quanto à construção deste set e estou mesmo perto de o integrar na minha wishlist. Além disso deve ter um manancial de peças interessantes e úteis.

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Brumm brumm, temos uma LEGO Harley-Davidson

por baixinho, em 09.07.19

Confesso que não esperava um Creator Expert de uma motorizada. Mas olhando para trás e para os vários veículos que foram aparecendo nos últimos anos, é natural que a LEGO faça este movimento.

E não poderia-o fazê-lo de outra forma já que entrou pela porta grande no mundo dos motards. Não sou fã destes veículos de 2 rodas mas não consigo deixar de olhar para as imagens disponibilizadas como uma obra de arte em LEGO.

Fica aqui o habitual press release

10269 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy®

Ages 16+. 1023 pieces

US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK – AUS $159.99 AUD

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Build and display your own Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle!

Explore the finer details of iconic engineering with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10269 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® motorcycle. Developed in partnership with Harley-Davidson, this highly detailed LEGO motorcycle captures the magic of the real-life machine, from its solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires to its teardrop fuel tank with printed logos and inbuilt speedometer. Other features include a Milwaukee-Eight® engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gearshift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand. Finished with a dark red and black color scheme, this amazing display model makes a truly iconic centerpiece for the home or office. This advanced LEGO set provides an immersive and rewarding building experience.

  • Features solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires, teardrop fuel tank with Harley-Davidson logos and inbuilt speedometer, Milwaukee-Eight® engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gear shift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand.
  • Comes with an authentic dark red and black color scheme.
  • This LEGO® motorcycle makes an iconic centerpiece for the home or office.
  • Spin the rear tire to see the Milwaukee-Eight® engine pistons spring to life.
  • New-for-July-2019 decorated elements include 2 dark red 2x4 tiles printed with the Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® tank emblem.
  • Special elements include a new-for-July-2019 rear rim with super-wide tire.
  • Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 7” (18 cm) wide and 12” (33 cm) long.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & from 17 July, 2019

Já existem várias representações (MOCs) de motorizadas em LEGO, portanto esta novidade está mais no "oficial" e na consequente oportunidade de qualquer pessoa adquirir uma. O preço parece-me aceitável e julgo que não é propriamente um obstáculo para quem gosta destes dois mundos. Aliás, este set entra bem no conceito de agradar a público adulto que não é propriamente AFOL.

Não entra na minha wishlist mas este é daqueles conjuntos que até gostaria de montar já que aparenta estar recheado de pormenores brilhantes.


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Fujam! Aqui está o 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage

por baixinho, em 11.06.19

É um daqueles grandes mistérios da vida. Nunca vi o Jurassic Park e sinceramente não sei dizer o porquê de não o  ter visto em 1993. Quando saiu andava um pouco afastado dos poucos filmes blockbuster que saiam na altura, mas como o filme até fica perto dos meus gostos até fico admirado como me passou ao lado. Talvez na altura estivesse mais direccionado para filmes mais in. Vi uma das sequelas, penso que a que foi lançada há uns anos atrás, mas como não me impressionou, remeti-a para o esquecimento. Apesar do filme ter uns laivos de ficção científica, depende demasiado do CGI e dos sustos para despertar qualquer interesse.

Portanto é fácil de imaginar que não sou propriamente um grande entusiasta do tema deste set. Mas antes de começar a argumentar as minhas opiniões, aqui fica o mais que habitual press release:

75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage

Ages 16+. 3120 pieces

US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE €249.99 – UK £219.99 – FR €249.99 – DK 1899DKK – AUD $399.99

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Build and display the classic Jurassic Park gate and T. rex dinosaur toy!

Enjoy an advanced building experience and relive classic movie moments with LEGO® Jurassic World 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage. This collectible construction toy includes 3,120 building bricks and features the original Jurassic Park’s iconic gate and a large, fully posable, brick-built T. rex dinosaur toy which is ideal for display. The trigger-activated gate is framed by a wall incorporating 7 detailed, brick-built scenes inspired by the movie, such as John Hammond’s dining room, Ray Arnold’s control room and a bunker for Ian Malcolm. A must-have for Jurassic World fans, this toy construction set includes 6 minifigures and baby dinosaur figure, plus a minifigure display stand with T. rex facts plate.

  • This dinosaur toy set includes 6 minifigures: John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry, plus a baby dinosaur figure.
  • Brick-built LEGO® T. rex dinosaur toy features snapping jaws, posable head, arms, legs and tail.
  • The brick-built LEGO® version of the original Jurassic Park’s iconic gate has an opening function, jungle leaves and flame elements.
  • The wall framing the gate features a buildable dinosaur nest with 2 cracked egg elements at the top and other brick-built scenes inspired by the movie, including: a bunker with a buildable bed for Ian Malcolm, flashlight and fire extinguisher, plus ladder and display case elements; power shed for scene with Ellie Sattler; John Hammond’s dining room with table and minifigure chair, plus ice cream, spoon and 3 cookie elements; Ray Arnold’s control room with a buildable desk, 3 computers and a minifigure chair; scene with a buildable bathroom; scene for Dennis Nedry with a buildable mud slide and shaving cream can.
  • This display toy model also includes a buildable minifigure display stand with T. rex facts plate.
  • Accessory elements include John Hammond’s hat and cane, and Alan Grant’s hat and dinosaur claw.
  • John Hammond, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry minifigures are new for June 2019.
  • This collectible toy building set includes 3,120 pieces and makes a great dinosaur gift for adults.
  • Jurassic Park gate measures over 16” (42cm) high, 18” (48cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • rex dinosaur measures over 8” (22cm) high, 27” (69cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.

Aqui temos um monstro de mais de 3100 peças a um preço monstruoso apesar de compreensível. O T. Rex propriamente dito está bestialmente representado com proporções e formas que me parecem correctas. Consegue também captar o aspecto temível do bicho. Faz lembrar-me imediatamente as excelentes construções expostas pela Jessica Farrel no Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend deste fim-de-semana. Como as minifiguras passam-me completamente ao lado, resta-me o portão e o separa-peças naquela cor diferente do habitual. O portão é imponente. Lembro-me de ver o original algures e reconheci-o imediatamente. Fico é algo decepcionado com todos aqueles studs à vista, mas o que se há-de fazer?

Sim, reconheço que o set é interessante e aparentemente está bem desenhado (necessitava “vê-lo com as mãos” para uma opinião mais firme), no entanto, e como referi acima, é de todo fora do meu campo de interesses. Aliás, fora uma franja de AFOLs, este conjunto é mesmo direccionado a fãs adultos dos filmes e que não sejam propriamente consumidores de conjuntos LEGO. Reflexo da estratégia da LEGO dos últimos anos que aponta uma percentagem algo significativa das suas baterias ao consumidores adultos.

Acredito que tenha a sua lógica oferecer conjuntos inspirados em filmes e séries que despertem o público adulto aliado a outros que representem landmarks ou edifícios. No entanto sinto que isso está a descaracterizar completamente a imagem da LEGO. Não vejo nenhum mal em haver um ou outro tema licenciado, um ou outro edifício. Mas no entanto a quantidade desse tipo de conjuntos é cada vez maior. Há LEGO de tudo e mais alguma coisa e começo a sentir falta dos temas da casa para um público mais adulto. Modulares e um carrossel de vez em quando não chega!!

Bem, na verdade também nada nos impede de criar o que queremos :)

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Alunagem perfeita do 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

por baixinho, em 30.05.19

Até parece que foi ontem (:D), mas estamos perto de comemorar o quinquagésimo aniversário da primeira alunagem tripulada. Feito que nos marca a todos e de forma indelével (exceptuando os apoiantes de teorias da conspiração) o desenvolvimento da espécie humana neste cantinho do universo que não passa de um grão de areia.

O lançamento deste conjunto por parte da LEGO é uma homenagem a esse momento único da nossa história colectiva, como também pode ser visto como a cereja no topo do bolo já que este ano a empresa também tem um (sub) tema que de certa forma representa o futuro próximo da exploração espacial. Os sub-temas Space dentro do City não são propriamente novidade, mas este ano conseguiram inovar e apontar mais para o futuro e não para o passado/actualidade. Algo que pretendo voltar a falar mais tarde aqui no blog.

Mas vamos voltar ao 10266, primeiro com o press release habitual logo seguido dos meus, também, habituais comentários.

10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

Ages 16+. 1087 pieces

US $99.99 CA $139.99 DE €89.99 UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 DK 799DKK—$159.99 AUD

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Celebrate space exploration with the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander!

Celebrate man’s first moon landing with this LEGO® Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander building set—developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of a historical event that captivated the world. This collectible model features a highly detailed replica of Apollo 11's Eagle lunar module, plus a depiction of the lunar surface, complete with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag. The descent stage comes with gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches, and a ladder, while the ascent stage has a detailed interior with room for 2 astronauts. Finished with an Apollo 11 Lunar Lander nameplate, this display model makes a great centerpiece for the home or office and provides a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia. Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.

  •         Includes 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA decoration and golden helmets.
  •         This advanced LEGO® set features a detailed replica of the Eagle lunar lander with separate ascent and descent stages, plus a depiction of the lunar surface with crater, footprints and a U.S. flag.
  •         Descent stage features new-for-June-2019 gold-colored landing pads and panels, opening camera and laser hatches and a ladder.
  •         Ascent stage features a detailed interior with room for 2 astronaut minifigures.
  •         Celebrate space exploration with this highly detailed display model.
  •         Accessory elements include a brick-built video camera and laser reflector.
  •         New-for-June-2019 decorated elements include an Apollo 11 Lunar lander nameplate and golden elements.
  •         Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & from 1 June, 2019

Não é a primeira vez que a LEGO lança um conjunto referente à primeira alunagem na escala minifig já que temos o 10029 de 2003. Tenho esse conjunto embalado algures nos meus caixotes e nunca fui capaz de o desfazer. É um feito tendo em conta que o comprei numa altura em que a grande maior parte dos sets que adquiria iam parar ao stock de peças. Por isso quando soube (ahh.. as eternas leaks) que a LEGO ia fazer novamente algo do género não fiquei grandemente entusiasmado. Coisa que mudou mal tive tempo de analisar como deve de ser as imagens. Peças douradas q.b., a escala, estruturas arredondadas, interiores parcos mas realistas e tantos pequenos detalhes que o tornam num modelo interessante. Não dos devemos também esquecer o landscape “lunático”!

Pena os autocolantes.

Sendo assim, e por tudo o que significa, está no topo da minha wishlist e espero ter um cantinho disponível para o ter nalguma estante na futura LegOficina

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LEGO Tower

por baixinho, em 22.03.19

A LEGO anuncia que realizou uma parceria com a software house NimbleBit, conhecidos pela aplicação Tiny Tower, para o lançamento de, pelo menos, um jogo para plataformas móveis.

Portanto lá para o verão teremos um jogo que mistura um conhecido jogo com a realidade LEGO. Pode não ser propriamente algo que me desperte a atenção, mas acho que pode ser uma parceria com frutos mais interessantes que muitas outras que a LEGO possui!

Fica aqui o habitual press release em inglês:

LEGO® Tower – mobile game
The most awesome LEGO idle simulation mobile game LEGO Tower is on its way!
LEGO has joined forces with NimbleBit, creators of the classic mobile game Tiny Tower to craft a brand new mobile experience. NimbleBit has a long track record of building lovable mobile worlds for their players, and both companies are excited to be taking the Tiny Tower formula to new heights inside the world of LEGO.
“Having the opportunity to build upon one of our signature games inside the world LEGO is a dream come true for us.” says David Marsh, co-founder of NimbleBit. “The building blocks of LEGO are a complete creative match for our style of games. It’s sparked a lot of the feelings of creativity and joy we’ve experienced ourselves while playing with LEGO since we were young.”
LEGO Tower gives players the ability to build and operate their own LEGO Tower. Construct a wide range of apartments and businesses for your Minifigure residents to live, work and play in. Visit your friends’ towers and trade items to help them build. Collect hundreds of unique Minifigure pieces and discover hidden characters. Build your dream LEGO Tower to new heights, the sky's the limit!
Speaking of building, visit LEGO Ideas on the March 26 th to participate in the LEGO Tower building challenge. Among the other prizes, winners will get their creation featured in the game!
Available directly from App Store & Google Play from Summer 2019

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Aqui está o 21317 Steamboat Willie!

por baixinho, em 18.03.19

Ou simplificando, o barco a vapor do Mickey.


Sinceramente não estava à espera deste lançamento tão cedo, já que foi à relativamente pouco tempo que a LEGO anunciou que tinha aprovado este projecto.

Como já suspeitava o barco foi, e ainda bem, completamente reconstruido de raiz já que a versão original era extremamente fraquinha. O que me faz suspeitar que mais do que mostrar qualidades técnicas, o que pode valer no Ideas é a própria ideia em si.

Não é propriamente um conjunto que entre na minha lista de preferências, mas que é um obrigatório para todos que gostam das aventuras do rato da Disney. Além de ser um objecto bem icónico, está bastante bem desenhado.

Aqui fica o habitual press release:

21317 Steamboat Willie

Ages 10+. 751 pieces

US $89.99 – CA $119.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £79.99 – FR €89.99 – DK 749DKK – AU $129.99

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

All aboard Steamboat Willie to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday!

Disney Mickey Mouse fans will love this LEGO® Ideas 21317 Steamboat Willie building toy marking the 90th anniversary of the most famous cartoon character ever. Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in a 1928 black-and-white animated short film called ‘Steamboat Willie’, which was also the first Disney film to have synchronized sound. This LEGO brick version of the S.S. Willie features steam pipes that move up and down and paddle wheels that rotate when the boat is pushed along. The boat’s bridge has room for a minifigure and play-inspiring nautical details such as the ship’s wheel, life buoy and buildable bell. On deck there is a working crane to lift the ‘potato bin’ cargo aboard and this unique toy building set comes with new-for-April-2019 Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse minifigures, each with special silver-colored decoration, plus a parrot figure. An ideal LEGO set for kids and adults to recreate scenes from the original Mickey Mouse cartoon or simply build and display this striking monochrome model.

  • Build and display this collectible LEGO® set or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon, ‘Steamboat Willie’.
  • This unique toy building set includes 2 new-for-April-2019 minifigures: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, each with silver-colored decoration, plus Mickey Mouse’s parrot figure.
  • The iconic Steamboat Willie boat features a black-and-white color scheme, hidden wheels, moving steam pipes, rotating paddle wheels, adjustable crane and assorted elements including the ‘S.S. Willie’ boat name sign, ‘1928’ year sign and a ‘potato bin’.
  • The boat’s bridge has space for a minifigure, a brick-built bell and assorted elements including the ship’s wheel and life buoy.
  • The 2 steam pipes move up and down and the 2 paddle wheels rotate when the boat is pushed along.
  • Accessory elements include Minnie Mouse’s guitar and music sheet.
  • This LEGO® Ideas creative toy building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about the historic 1928 animated Disney short film ‘Steamboat Willie’, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.
  • Steamboat Willie toy boat measures over 5” (15cm) high, 10” (26cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.


No fim apenas me pergunto o que está ali a fazer a Minie.. 

Imagens oficiais na entrada no incontronável Brickset:  21317 Steamboat Willie.

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Yabba Dabba Doo!

por baixinho, em 16.02.19

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

Aqui está o novo set Ideas, os Flintstones!

Como disse* há quase dois anos, este projecto apresentado pelo AndrewClark2 teve um sucesso merecido na captação de apoiantes e conseguiu a luz verde por parte da LEGO para produção.

Não é propriamente um set de um tema que me atraia e duvido que o compre, no entanto reconheço o interesse do seu lançamento. É uma série (vamos esquecer o filme, ok?) bastante reconhecida pelos mais velhos e de vez em quando os adultos não-AFOLs também merecem um miminho pela parte da LEGO.

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

Como habitual, aqui fica o press release da LEGO.

21316 The Flintstones

Ages 10+. 748 pieces

US $59.99 – CA $79.99 – DE €59.99 – UK £54.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 549DKK – AU $99.99AUD

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Have a yabba dabba doo time at Fred Flintstone’s home!

Enjoy modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock with this LEGO® Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible toy! A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and their iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree. Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world. Recreate hilarious scenes with the included cartoon character minifigures of Fred Flintstone, wife Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble, or simply build and display this instant classic LEGO Ideas model.

  • This LEGO® Ideas building toy includes 4 new-for-March-2019 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble.
  • The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with aerial, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements.
  • Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letter element.
  • The LEGO® brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib.
  • This creative toy building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO® designers.
  • Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones.
  • The Flintstones Bedrock home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
  • The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

 Available exclusively to LEGO VIP’s directly through LEGO® from Wednesday 20th February, 2019 via, LEGO® Stores or via phone

LEGO Ideas The Flintstones (21316)

Existem algumas diferenças em relação ao modelo proposto no Ideas, mas penso que no geral o set LEGO é superior. Claro que há ali algumas coisitas que o original é mais interessante, mas todos sabemos que a quantidade de restrições que os designers da LEGO tem que seguir. Fica aqui uma imagem da proposta original para quem teve preguiça em seguir o link lá em cima.

Sim, não gosto das minifiguras (e mesmo assim as da proposta original parecem-me melhores), não gosto também que as imagens, que a LEGO disponibilizou, sejam digitais e tenho pena que o gira discos tenha desaparecido...


*Desta vez lembrei-me de rever as minhas previsões no Terça-feira do Ideas (que está mesmo a precisar de ser revitalizado).

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Quinta-feira das Actualidades: 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

por baixinho, em 04.01.19


Este conjunto não é propriamente uma surpresa já que algumas imagens correram a Internet uns dias antes do planeado. De qualquer forma a LEGO agora disponibiliza imagens de alta resolução acompanhadas do habitual press release:

70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

Ages 16+. 3,178 pieces

US $299.99 – CA $399.99 – DE €299.99 – UK £279.99 – FR €299.99 – DK 2,499DKK – AU $499.99

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Build and role-play with this huge THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ Apocalypseburg model!

Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.

  • This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman™, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn™, Green Lantern™, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.
  • This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!
  • The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms.
  • The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.
  • Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.
  • Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons.
  • Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.
  • Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman™. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.
  • The removable roof of Lucy’s hideout has a buildable seat, engine truck front and water tower.
  • Fuse’s rooftop workshop features a buildable tool chest with a buildable fire extinguisher.
  • Rooftop diner features a buildable V8 engine deep-fat fryer, table, oven, ketchup and mustard dispensers, plus frying pan and food elements.
  • Train-carriage-shaped gym features a buildable punching bag with alien invader decoration and a weightlifting bench.
  • Truck-shaped spa features a buildable hot tub and shower.
  • This THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ toy building set also includes Chainsaw Dave’s surfboard rack with 2 surfboards, lookout area with a buildable telescope, an opening sewer and various ladders.
  • Weapons for THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ characters include Lucy’s crossbow.
  • Accessory elements include Emmet’s 2 coffee mugs, Lucy’s quiver, plus 6 new-for-January-2019 Skeletron head elements (1 as a basketball; 1 on a signpost; 1 as engine decoration; 2 as hair mannequins; and 1 on the armory mannequin).
  • Recreate fun-packed scenes from THE LEGO® MOVIE 2™ with this awesome Statue of Liberty toy.

This new-for-January-2019 toy measures over 20” (52cm) high, 19” (49cm) wide and 12” (33cm) deep.


Sem dúvida alguma é um conjunto impressionante não só pela sua dimensão mas também pelo cenário (mais ou menos) original. Há que dar crédito aos designers (sejam da LEGO, sejam da Warner) em se terem lembrado em colocar a Estátua da Liberdade tombada e tomada pelo habitantes de Apocalypseburg. E é aí mesmo que volto a espantar-me - ou melhor, espantei-me quando vi o primeiro trailler do filme - já que também não esperava que esta sequela abordasse um tema tão porreiro como a vida dura dos humanos/minifigs após um apocalipse. Muito ao estilo do Mad Max e afins. 

Claro que é verdade que este tema foi muito abordado pelos AFOLs há uns anos atrás, tendo inclusive sido baptizado de ApocaLEGO (vá, googlem!). Com alguma pena minha, deixou de ser moda e fora um ou outro MOC, o tema praticamente desapareceu do panorama AFOL. Talvez com este, interessante, set volte a ser moda!

Mas voltando ao set. Fico sempre algo confuso com estes sets em que são indicados para maiores de 16 anos e está recheado de pequenos gadgets para brincar. Mas então os "miúdos" com mais de dezasseis anos brincam? Pensei que quisesem LEGO apenas para montar e expor e, talvez, depois vender. Mas como só eu é que me devo preocupar com isso, a LEGO continua a fazer essas coisas de forma muito interessante. Alia um aspecto espectacular com mil e um pormenores que podem gerar brincadeiras. Claro que o pessoal não está interessado em brincar, but who cares?

A representação da Estátua da Liberdade está bem conseguida e as várias divisões estão bem conseguidas. No entanto mais que a própria construção, o que mais me agradou mais é mesmo a variedade e quantidade de peças. Imagino-me a construir o set e a desmontá-lo logo para peças. Claro que não vejam isso como uma característica negativa ao set, mas sim que prefiro dar esse destino às peças.


Mais imagens nesta galeria alheia.

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Aí está o novo modular: 10264 Corner Garage

por baixinho, em 03.12.18

Já são treze (14 se contarmos com o bastardo do Market Street) os modulares que a LEGO lançou e a curiosidade quanto aos novos não diminuem. Lembro-me perfeitamente quando o primeiro, o Café Corner, saiu e o impacto que causou na Comunidade AFOL. Os seguintes nunca tiveram o mesmo efeito, no entanto os dias (meses) que antecedem o anúncio são sempre sempre animados com as várias teorias e boatos que aparecem.

Mas vamos deixar-nos de coisas e apresentar aquele em que tudo aponta que irá ser um digno sucesso de vendas, o 10264 Corner Garage.

Aqui fica o press release original da LEGO:

10264 Corner Garage, 2,569 pieces

US $199.99 / CA $269.99 / DE 179.99€ / UK £159.99 / FR 189.99€ / DK 1,499DKK / AU 299.99

Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!

Drop by the LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories.

On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.

The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp.

This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.


  • Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
  • The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
  • Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
  • Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
  • Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
  • Tow truck features a working hoist.
  • Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
  • Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
  • Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
  • Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
  • New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
  • Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1x1 medium gray roof tiles, 1x1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
  • This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
  • Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

Mais tarde, noutro post, tentarei analisar melhor as imagens disponibilizadas pela LEGO.

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Quinta-feira das Actualidades: LEGO Forma

por baixinho, em 27.09.18

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A LEGO anunciou hoje uma nova linha, a LEGO Forma. Basicamente é um pequeno conjunto que com recurso a peças technic e folhas de plástico impresso constrói-se um pequeno peixe articulado que pode ter vários aspectos.

O conceito é original e interessante mas no entanto a parte mais interessante neste anúncio é a forma como a LEGO vai lançar este tema. Vale a pena ler o press release para perceber melhor.


The LEGO Group embraces open innovation as it looks to test the new

LEGO® FORMA product and build other play experiences via pilots.

September 27, Billund – Rather than concealing its new innovations inside its Creative Play Lab, the LEGO Group today announced a new strategic approach that will help foster open innovation and test ideas and concept experiences through pilot projects, the first being LEGO® FORMA on Indiegogo.
A series of pilots are being planned to run in various locations and formats over the coming year to float new ideas, crowdsource others, and receive real-time feedback from consumers to evaluate whether concepts should be developed and scaled. 

Over time, this more transparent approach to product development is hoped to de-risk and accelerate innovation by validating and iterating new ideas, helping to fast-track the time that new products go to market and not least to pave way for unique product launches that sit outside normal procedures and reach new audiences.

Tom Donaldson, Vice President of LEGO Creative Play Lab, says: “Continuing to push our innovation approach means nurturing ideas that we don’t always know the outcome of, encouraging risk-taking and finding new exiting ways to launch products that are a bit different compared to what you would normally see from the LEGO Group. Pilots such as LEGO FORMA with Indiegogo open up an engaged and creative community that we can take inspiration from, and vice versa.”

The first of these pilots is a collaboration with Indiegogo Enterprise, where an entirely new product, LEGO FORMA, will be tested among a 10 million strong community of early adopters, entrepreneurs, makers and creatives on Indiegogo’s online platform.

The fertile ground of Indiegogo Enterprise will be used to provide real-time insights and real-world validation of LEGO FORMA, which is a model based on the LEGO® Technic building system designed for adults looking for creative activities. Inspired by nature, LEGO FORMA aspires to be a new theme where you can customise with different ‘skins’ – foil sheets - to create artistic interpretations of plants and animals. 

Kari Vinther, Senior Marketing Manager and Head of Creative Play Lab Pilots Says: “LEGO FORMA is more of a creative project than a toy, and more about display than play. The young adults we speak to tell us they still feel the urge to be creative and enjoy the physical experience of making stuff – but life seems to get in the way. We want to help them rediscover the joy of building that children possess and unleash their imaginations for a couple of hours. We can’t wait to hear what people think and look forward to sharing some of the decisions that will be made along the journey based on consumer input.” 

The product launches with one model of a fish with a variety of skins available, so it can change colour, species and even take on entirely new forms, unleashing the creativity of the maker. The model takes a couple of hours to complete and helps adults reconnect with their innate urge to be creative and encourages us all to prioritise recreational time.

Created as a limited short-run batch only, the pilot is primarily designed to learn whether there is an appetite and market for the product, more so than driving revenue.

Natasha Raja, VP of Marketing at Indiegogo adds: "Our platform brings some of the most efficient techniques used for startup research and open innovation to companies like the LEGO Group, who through our collaboration will be able to iterate and validate product offerings in real-time, with real users and real transactions.

Visit the page here:

LEGO® FORMA Fun facts:

  • 16 concept skins were explored before selecting the four final skins
  • The model and different skins have been tested among adult consumer focus groups, fans from the LEGO Ambassador Network and LEGO employees outside the project team
  • The LEGO FORMA project team consists of four people. Kari, Anne, Harald & Mikkel
  • The extended project team consists of 25+ people
  • Harald, the designer of the model, is left handed which is reflected in the way you turn the handle
  • This is the first time the LEGO Group works with a crowdfunding platform
  • Creative Play Lab works from four different locations: Billund, Singapore, London and Los Angeles
  • 91% of adults say play is good for their own wellbeing*
  • 86% of adults say play helps them de-stress and unwind*
  • 87% of adults say construction toys such as the LEGO bricks help them be creative*
  • 76% of adults say construction toys such as the LEGO bricks appeal more to them than other forms of play*

Portanto e basicamente a LEGO vai utilizar formas de crowdfunding para medir o pulso dos clientes em relação a novos projectos. Coisa que provavelmente até poderia ter evitado alguns investimentos menos bons nas duas últimas décadas.

Estou muito curioso com este novo formato, já que a LEGO poderá ser mais ousada sem o risco de grandes perdas. Agora resta esperar para ver!

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Quinta-feira das Actualidades: 10268 LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine

por baixinho, em 26.09.18


Sim, eu sei que hoje é quarta-feira, mas a LEGO desta vez decidiu não utilizar a quinta-feira para dar as novidades. A novidade é a reedição de um set bem emblemático que é o 4999. Emblemático por ter um gerador eólico bem impressionante e ser um set relativamente difícil de arranjar já que as cópias que foram produzidas foram oferecidas aos funcionários da Vestas.

Como sempre e antes de dar a minha opinião sobre o set, fica aqui o habitual press release.

OUT OF THE VAULT & available soon to fans – The NEW LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine

  • The first-time consumers can purchase a LEGO set featuring new ‘Plants from Plants’ elements – made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane
  • A key collaboration between the LEGO Group and Vestas®, the world leader in sustainable energy solutions
  • Through investments in wind power the LEGO Group balances 100% of the energy used to make LEGO bricks with energy from renewable sources.
  • Available from Black Friday (November 23rd)

[26th September 2018] While the world-renowned New York Climate Week (24 – 30 September) is live, the LEGO Group has today unveiled the latest LEGO Creator Expert set to come ‘Out of the Vault’ – Vestas® Wind Turbine following popular demand of the original and to celebrate play, creativity and imagination whilst also raising awareness about sustainability and renewable energy in partnership with Vestas®. This is the very first set available to purchase that features one of the all-new sustainably sourced plant-based plastic LEGO elements, Plants from Plants. This renewable energy focused set will be available directly in LEGO Stores and this Black Friday (23rd November 2018).

The LEGO Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine has been designed in partnership with the sets’ namesake and world’s leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, Vestas®, who have installed 65,000 wind turbines in around 80 countries.

The 826-piece model stands nearly a meter-high towering over a wooded hill, featuring the new ‘Plants from Plants’ spruce tree. Made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane, the inclusion of these elements is part of the first steps in the LEGO Group’s ambition to use sustainable materials in products by 2030 and packaging by 2025.

This latest instalment in the LEGO Creator Expert Series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia, with builders discovering a house complete with a furnished patio and a working porch light and powered wind turbine, as well as three LEGO Vestas® servicemen Minifigures and a LEGO dog.

The set measures 100cm high, 72cm wide and 31cm deep and features adjustable wind blades (not as big as the real thing of course, which measures more than 2m longer than a London double-decker bus, but impressive none the least), detailed tower, movable nacelle with aircraft warning lights and power functions to automate the set.

The LEGO Vestas® Wind Turbine celebrates creativity in addition to the LEGO Group’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. Through investment in wind power the LEGO Group balances 100% of the energy used to make LEGO bricks with energy from renewable sources.

Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at LEGO Group commented: “We strive to make a positive impact on the environment and are committed to climate action and to use sustainable materials in products and packaging. This wind turbine celebrates our first steps in bringing these ambitions to life and we hope it will inspire builders to learn about renewable energy. In August we released the first LEGO elements made from plants and now our fans around the world can buy a LEGO set containing these unique elements.”

Morten Dyrholm, Group Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs at Vestas® said: “Today, wind energy is the cheapest source of energy in many markets, which have made wind turbines a sustainability icon across the globe and we are proud to partner with the LEGO Group on this relaunch. The original Vestas® wind turbine LEGO model was specially created for Vestas® to promote wind energy to a small audience within energy and as such, today’s relaunch to the global LEGO community tells the story of how wind energy have gone from niche to mainstream, not just within energy but the entire world.”

The LEGO Creator Expert Vestas® Wind Turbine is the latest in the Creator Expert line of products and will be available to buy on Black Friday (23rd Nov) directly from LEGO Stores and


Pessoalmente considero o set engraçadito mas uma oportunidade perdida de um profundo refit para o tornar mais condizente com as técnicas e peças que a LEGO utiliza actualmente. No entanto com certeza que irá ser um sucesso já que a maior parte do pessoal vai adorar ter uma ou mais unidades para produzir energia para a sua cidade LEGO.

Fica a nota que é o primeiro set regular que possui uma peça (árvore) que é realmente feita a partir de plantas.

Mais imagens algures no fim desta galeria no Flickr.


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Quinta-feira das Actualidades: 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City

por baixinho, em 21.08.18


Este conjunto não é propriamente uma surpresa, mas confesso que ao ver as primeiras imagens fiquei surpreendido com o formato que deram às construção. Faz lembrar um pouco o 10188/75159 Death Star, portanto mais um playset do que propriamente uma réplica que pretenda ser fiel ao original. Algo que, pessoalmente, não me atrai muito.

Mas antes de dar uma opinião mais concreta do conjunto, aqui vai o press release oficial da LEGO:

75222 Betrayal at Cloud City™

Ages 14+.  2,812 pieces

US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £299.99 – FR 349.99€ – DK 2999DK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit for regional pricing.

Visit Bespin’s amazing metropolis in the sky—Cloud City!

Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO® Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.

  • Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.
  • Section 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.
  • Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and 2 chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.
  • Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.
  • Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and 2 stud shooters.
  • New minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.
  • Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.
  • Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.
  • Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.
  • Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!
  • Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.
  • This amazing set is part of the LEGO® Star Wars Master Builder Series.
  • Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.
  • Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.


Imensos cenários, imensos minifigs, imensos gadgets e mesmo assim não consigo ficar cativado e o problema não está apenas em ser um gigantesco e caro playset. Em termos de escala é um set desiquilibrado. Não falo pela microcidade do topo mas mais das naves espaciais. Mais valia não as incluir e tornar o set um pouco mais detalhado.. é que quem compra este set não se importa de gastar mais uns cobres para comprar as naves numa escala mais interessante. Nos dias de hoje também já não há lógica de ver tantos studs.. é inestético.

Ok, compreendo que a LEGO tenha tentado um compromisso entre as várias características, mas acho que os dois problemas que referi acima poderiam ter sido melhor trabalhados.

Ahh, nem vou falar das minifigs.. que pela quantidade de imagens que me enviaram, parece que são o principal chamariz do conjunto :/

Já sabem, disponível a partir de 13 de Setembro!

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