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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Looking at how similar those UniKitty’s are, trying to find the whole set with just feeling them, should be fun or frustrating, however you see life…lol.
We will probably see lots of ripped open bags at stores, unfortunately.
Or pre-opened characters sold on eBay for twice or thrice the price.
Anyway, it seems as there are basically three different builds, part-wise, but they still look easy to mix up.
Why is it that sometimes the Jr. City Sets look better than the regular city sets? ( that airport looks promising). Arctic sets, yes. Batman , yes. Creator three in one sets , double yes.
Maybe because Juniors sets stick to the basics? I like details, but I feel like some of the recently released sets are too detailed just to increase the piece count and the price. If you can make something simpler, why make it difficult?
Okay, so the City Arctic sets look great. I like that they used the same colors as previously. I don’t care for the Statue of Liberty (the face is so weird), but the Great Wall is promising. Great roller coaster, great Ninjago sets. Not sure about Ninjago docks. It doesn’t add anything interesting to Ninjago City, and I don’t think anyone would buy it just for itself. Maybe it’s worth picking it up on sale. But you could probably get a lot more interesting smaller sets for the same price.
It really depends on the price if I will get Ninjago Doks or not. I agree that it doesn’t really stand out as a good set on its own. It’s just an expensive add-on to Ninjago City most of us can live without. Or build something better.
I would love to get those City Arctic animals and the smaller roller coaster. I don’t think I would have room for the big one anyway. Zero interest in Unikitty. The one I have is enough.
Unikitty was very popular when the movie came out, and people liked collecting the different versions, but lego may have gone overboard this time. The printed parts are fun though.
Forgot to say that the Elves sets look great. And Disney too.
I kind of like Ninjago Docks, but it may be unnecessarily too big and thus too expensive. Building all that water with tiles is probably half the piece count! May just stick with some regular Ninjago and Ninjago Movie sets. I’m still missing some from the second wave.
I’d guess it’s just a big trans-light blue plate, except for that walkway or ripples or what it’s supposed to be…
It’s actually a black baseplate covered with 1×2 trans-blue tiles. Brickset posted some close-up pictures earlier today: https://brickset.com/article/35715/ninjago-city-docks-more-images
Yeah, I realized that soon after I wrote the post. Apparently I was wrong.
It was hard to see on the smaller images, but now there are better ones. 🙂
There are certainly several cool sets being released this summer. I really like how the Great Wall of China is designed; same with the Statue of Liberty. I’ve read complaints about the Statue’s face (or rather lack of one), but I doubt there was a way to design it without it looking ridiculous. The City Arctic sets also look neat, though the vehicle designs baffle me, as few of them look realistic. The Pirate Roller Coaster as a whole looks great, although from what I’ve seen the 10261 Roller Coaster dwarfs it.
The Batman sets don’t interest me much; I don’t know what their inspiration is, but since when has there been a Bat-Dog? I haven’t heard of the App-Controlled Batmobile before, so that could be cool. Do we know if it uses the BOOST app, or some other system?
The Elves sets look as good as ever. I want the Tree Bat Attack, mainly for all those great parts. The racing Friends sets are an interesting concept. I was expecting more advanced cars, but go-karts will do.
The Ninjago sets are really interesting. I will almost definitely be getting Firstbourne (70653), and the Deiselnaut looks awesome. I see Skylor is making a return as well. The sets do raise some questions about the show, but are we allowed to discuss the Sons of Garmadon season yet, or is that still spoiler territory, since the episodes have only just started airing in the US? Ninjago Docks has quite a lot of detail on it, but it does seem like an unnecessary addition. The price will likely determine how well it sells. Also, we have more images of it now: https://brickset.com/article/35715/ninjago-city-docks-more-images
The Unikitty sets are… very colorful. I’m not interested in them at all, save for all the new parts, but they look great for Unikitty fans. The blind bags will certainly be difficult to feel out, though.
That about sums up my thoughts on what we’ve seen thus far. It’s been a long time since I last commented…. 😕
Good points, and your thoughts are always appreciated. As far as I know, no further information has been revealed about the app controlled Batman set yet. It was just mentioned at the Toy Fairs. I also really like the Ninjago sets (especially the Deiselnaut). You are welcome to discuss Sons of Garmadon, if you have some thoughts on it. Maybe just put a spoiler alert in front of your comment. 🙂
Yeah, I agree. The NINJAGO summer sets look great. Have you seen the pictures of the Dragons and the dragon pit ( I think that’s what it’s called?) there is also another 3 in1 creator set it’s a candy store. To many choices and not enough money. I have seen most of NINJAGO : sons of Garmadon and I’m not saying a word about it. It’s worth watching.
I’m also impatient to discover the Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083 revealed very soon…
For me in the top list are the Ninjago City Docks hoping there will be in the future 2 more extentions to get a complete dock in a square shape…
After both roller coasters and the future Ideas set could be very cool : Voltron…
It seems unlikely. You might need to buy two additional sets, sell off the extra minifigs, and MOC around…
Oh, yes, I almost forgot about the Voltron set! And yes, of course, new Technic sets are coming too. 😀
Don’t forget the Creator Expert Roller Coaster
The roller coaster will be revealed tomorrow. I couldn’t include pictures in this article, as all the preliminary pictures were leaked images, and the official images were still under embargo. We will talk about the set tomorrow. 😉
Is the Voltron set coming out this summer?
That’s the hope. No official info yet on the release.
The Fishing store was out later last year( late August, September I think ) so maybe that’s when the Voltron set will be out. Lego has a pattern when things come out . So, can’t wait whenever this set comes out.
That’s quite possible.
So the Elves series are not getting discontinued? I thought I read somewhere a while back that it was (or rumored to be). Maybe I was just dreaming.
You weren’t dreaming. I’m fairly certain it was an article on Brickset that mentioned Elves getting discontinued. And that may still very well be the case, as the new Elves sets are considered parts of the last wave, and not a new one.