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Within the past few days, a great number of LEGO sets scheduled for this summer were revealed and have been added to the Brickset database. Below, I have included a summary of all the new sets that we know about so far, along with links to Brickset to see additional pictures we don’t have room to include here. Looks like LEGO fans have a great (and expensive) summer to look forward to! 🙂

LEGO ARCHITECTURE 2018 SUMMER SETS: Two new LEGO Architecture sets coming this summer; the #21041 LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China and the #21042 LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty. The #21041 LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China is particularly interesting as multiple sets can be locked together for a longer wall. It appears that the #21038 LEGO Architecture Las Vegas set is still delayed. Also, don’t forget about the recently released #21039 LEGO Architecture Shanghai set, at the LEGO Architecture section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO CITY 2018 SUMMER SETS: The LEGO City Arctic sub-theme is coming back this summer, with a fantastic selection of new sets, including new prehistoric animals! It’s also nice to see that the sets have the same color scheme as the previous LEGO City Arctic releases, so you can combine them for a larger layout. Check out those cute floppy eared hats, awesome animals, and massive arctic work vehicles! Pictures are available of all seven sets in the Brickset database, and they will be available this summer at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO CREATOR 2018 SUMMER SETS: Three new LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets have been revealed, including the #31083 LEGO Creator Cruising Adventures, the #31084 LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster, and the #31085 LEGO Creator Mobile Stunt Show. From the three, the #31084 LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster looks the most interesting, with a good selection of the new rollercoaster track pieces and a customizable layout. I also heard that there is going to be a separate track pack to allow expanding the roller coaster layout (much like the trains track packs). The new sets will be available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO DC COMICS 2018 SUMMER SETS: There are a couple of new LEGO DC Super Heroes Batman sets we can look forward to; the #76110 LEGO Batman: The Attack of the Talons and the #76111 LEGO Batman: Brother Eye Takedown with a new Batwoman minifig! The #76112 LEGO App-Controlled Batmobile is also coming, but no pictures are available yet. The new sets will be available this summer at the LEGO DC Comics section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO DISNEY 2018 SUMMER SETS: Two new Disney sets are also coming, including the #41156 LEGO Disney Rapunzel’s Castle Bedroom, and the #41157 LEGO Disney Rapunzel’s Traveling Caravan. I really like the caravan, and the included minifigs! Both sets will be available this summer at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO ELVES 2018 SUMMER SETS: LEGO Elves also gets two new sets; the #41195 LEGO Elves Emily & Noctura’s Showdown, and the #41196 LEGO Elves The Elvenstar Tree Bat Attack. Both sets are additions to the currently available selection with more brick-built magical creatures at the LEGO Elves section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO FRIENDS 2018 SUMMER SETS: The summer sub-theme for LEGO Friends is all about go-karts racing. The section includes the #41348 LEGO Friends Service & Care Truck, the #41349 LEGO Friends Drifting Diner, the #41351 LEGO Friends Creative Tuning Shop, and the #41352 LEGO Friends The Big Race Day. See pictures in the Brickset database, and keep an eye on the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO JUNIORS 2018 SUMMER SETS: LEGO Juniors for younger kids is getting a good variety of new sets with the #10762 LEGO Juniors Belle’s Story Time (LEGO Disney), #10763 LEGO Juniors Stephanie’s Lakeside House (LEGO Friends), and #19764 LEGO Juniors City Central Airport. All of them will be available this summer at the LEGO Juniors section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO NINJAGO 2018 SUMMER SETS: Ninjago will have a large selection this summer, including new type of spinners with wings, new dragons, and two large sets; the #70654 LEGO Ninjago Dieselnaut, and the #70655 LEGO Ninjago Dragon Pit. I only included a couple of set pictures here for reference, and you can check out the rest at the Brickset database. They will be available this summer at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE SUMMER SETS: The #70657 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City Docks is meant to further extend the already massive #70620 LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City set for an even larger display. Add the beautiful #70618 LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny’s Bounty, and you have the ultimate Asian-style city display! Currently, we only have one box image for Ninjago City Docks, but details should be coming soon. Keep an eye on The LEGO Ninjago Movie section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO UNIKITTY! SETS: Unikitty from The LEGO Movie became so popular that since the release of the film she got her own TV show, and this summer we are also getting five Unikitty sets related to the show, along with a series of Unikitty collectible characters in blind bags.

Awesome selection, isn’t it? Please note that these are not the only new sets we are getting this summer, just the ones we currently have pictures for. We can also look forward to other sets within the themes mentioned here, as well as new themes like the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter collection, and the soon-to-be-announced #10261 LEGO Creator Expert Builder Roller Coaster with over 4,000 pieces. As we get closer to the summer months, more information and images should be trickling in. Having some preliminary information is helpful to see what to look forward to and what to budget for throughout the year. And of course, there are also plenty of amazing sets released already this year, which you can find under the what’s new section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the sets we will be getting this summer? Do you already have some favorites you definitely plan to get? Have you noticed any interesting new parts, minifig accessories, and building techniques? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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The new wave of LEGO Star Wars sets, mostly related to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film (release date May 25th) became available just about a week ago, so it’s time to take a closer look. Below, we will discuss each of the new LEGO Star Wars sets, and I will also include video-reviews by JANGBRiCKS, so you can see them in more detail. 🙂

The smallest of the new LEGO Star Wars sets are the #75206 LEGO Star Wars Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack, and the #75207 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Patrol Battle Pack. The first set includes Ki-Adi Mundi, Barriss Offee, and two Clone Troopers, along with a small speeder. The second set includes an Imperial Recruitment Officer, Imperial Emigration Officer, and two Imperial Patrol Troopers, plus another speeder. Both sets are great troop builders, and available for $14.99 at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The #75208 LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut takes us all the way back to Dagobah in the first Star Wars films. The set features Yoda’s swamp home with foldout training sections where Luke can balance boxes and stand on one arm to demonstrate his fledgling Jedi powers. There’s also a Force jump function that can be attached to the front or back of the model. Inside, there’s a folding bed, fireplace, a selection of food and furnishing elements, plus a secret compartment under the floor. There’s even a window at the side so R2-D2 can peer in. Frankly, I’m not too fond of the design of this set. It just doesn’t look as organic to me as in the film, and I do know that LEGO can build better huts that this. However, I think the colors are nice, so perhaps this set would be a good candidate for a redesign project. Yoda, Luke, and R2-D2 are included. The price is $29.99, and the set is available at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

We also get two new landspeeders, both from the Solo: A Star Wars Story film. The #75209 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo’s Landspeeder (see picture above next to Yoda’s Hut) features an open cockpit, opening hood with storage compartment, removable engine, rear storage compartment with secret cargo, hidden wheels for a hover effect, and two spring-loaded shooters. Young Han Solo and Qi’ra are also included, along with a Corellian Hound. The #75210 LEGO Star Wars Moloch Landspeeder (see picture above) features an open cockpit, storage hold at the rear, hidden wheels for a cool hover effect, a 6-stud rapid shooter for intense action play, and an opening cage to hold two Corellian Hounds. The two minifigs included are Moloch and Rebolt. I quite like both of these landspeeders; nice colors, nice shapes, great minifigs, and great play-features. Check out the video-reviews further below for more details.

Now we are getting into the bigger sets territory. The #75211 LEGO Star Wars Imperial TIE Fighter is… well… yet another TIE Fighter we have seen many times in the past, however the four minifigs are new; an Imperial Pilot, Han Solo, Tobias Beckett (in Mimban Stormtrooper disguise) and a Mimban Stormtrooper. More interesting is the #75212 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon with a fresh white and blue color-scheme and a detachable escape craft at the front. Other features include a cockpit with detachable canopy and enough room for two minifigs, two spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with two gunner seats, and opening hull plates for easy access to the detailed interior. The interior includes a cargo area with couch and Dejarik hologame table, bar, bunk, missile storage compartment, and a buildable hyperdrive with repair tools. Minifigs included are Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite, a Kessel Operations Droid, plus a DD-BD droid.

In addition to the regular sets, we also get three new large buildable figures: the #75535 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo, the #75536 LEGO Star Wars Range Trooper, and the #75537 LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul. These buildable figures are an acquired taste, however some LEGO fans really like them because of the interesting parts. I think the Range Trooper looks particularly awesome. Such an imposive figure! You can find them under the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

There are also a couple of new LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz sets related to the Solo: A Star Wars Story. The #41608 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo, and the #41609 LEGO BrickHeadz Chewbacca. Han’s BrickHeadz figure is spot on, but Chewy has been getting mixed reviews. His head is just so strange; somewhere between a cute puppy and a creepy monster who is set out to steal your soul. The good thing about BrickHeadz though is that it’s easy to rebuild them. Both characters are available under the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.

In the video-player below, I have included reviews of the new Star Wars sets, so you can see them in more detail. You can use the drop-down menu in the upper left corner to select the review you would like to watch, or you can just let them play one after the other.

Also, remember that from now until May 3rd, you will get a #5005376 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $60 or more. This is a highly desirable set in the LEGO Collectible Pods series, as well as for Star Wars fans, so make sure you don’t miss out. While the included version of Darth Vader is not exclusive to the pod, the pod itself has a very nice chromed finish, and the lid comes with a special lenticular feature, displaying either the LEGO Star Wars logo, or the Death Star laser ready to fire, depending on how you tilt the lid. The promotion is available at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like all the new LEGO Star Wars Solo sets? Are you planning to get any of them? Do you have a favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below! 😉

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