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January 2021 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions

Welcome to 2021! To help usher in the New Year, LEGO just released over a hundred new sets! So, if you have some Christmas money left over you might want to take a look. There is something for every interest and budget. Below are some of the highlights.

2021 JANUARY FREEBIES: There are three freebies this month that you may want to take advantage of. During the entire month (or while supplies last), you will get a free #40448 LEGO Ideas Vintage Car with purchases of $85 or more. Also during the entire month (or while supplies last), you will get a free #30628 LEGO Harry Potter The Book of Monsters set with LEGO Harry Potter purchases of $75 or more. And from January 18-24 (or while supplies last) you will get a free #30566 LEGO City Police Water Scooter or #30567 LEGO City Fire Helicopter with purchases of $40 or more. These offers are valid at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO BRICKHEADZ SETS: There are four new sets in this collection, and all of them are very cute. This includes the #40440 LEGO BrickHeadz German Shepherd, the #40441 LEGO BrickHeadz Shorthair Cats, the #40462 LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Brown Bear, and the #40466 LEGO BrickHeadz Chinese New year Pandas. You can find them all at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO CITY SETS: The most talked about sets in the 2021 LEGO City line feature the new road plate system. We reviewed all five of the sets already (see the LEGO City section), but to recap, they are as follows: the #50304 LEGO City Road Plates, the #60290 LEGO City Skate Park, the #60291 LEGO City Family House, the #60292 LEGO City Town Center, and the #60306 LEGO City Shopping Street. Other interesting sets are the #60283 LEGO City Holiday Camper Van, the #60287 LEGO City Tractor, and the #60288 LEGO City Race Buggy Transport. And as usual, there is also an assortment of new police and fire sets. You can find all the new sets at the LEGO City section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO CREATOR 3-IN-1 SETS: Some of the more interesting sets in this range are the #31112 LEGO Creator Wild Lion, the #31115 LEGO Creator Space Mining Mech, the #31116 Safari Wildlife Tree House, and the #31118 LEGO Creator Surfer Beach House. Each of them come with instructions for three alternate models. You can find them at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO CREATOR MODULAR BUILDING: As we discussed via the official press-release (see: 2021 LEGO Modular Building: LEGO Police Station), the latest in the LEGO Modular Buildings series is the #10278 LEGO Creator Police Station. It comes with fun play-features referencing some of the earlier Modular Buildings, and it has a nicely detailed exterior, and unique color-scheme. You can find it at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO COLLECTIBLE MINIFIGURES: Series 21 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures features only twelve characters: Centaur Warrior, Shipwreck Survivor, Pug Costume Guy, Beekeeper, Ladybug Girl, Violin Kid, Alien, Space Police Guy, Ancient Warrior, Airplane Girl, Cabaret Singer, and Paddle Surfer. We reviewed the series here: LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 21 Overview, and you can find them at the LEGO Minifigures section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO DISNEY SETS: There are only a handful of new LEGO Disney sets this time around, but they are worth checking out. I especially like the #43189 LEGO Disney Elsa’s Storybook Adventures (which will be the 5th set in the collection), and the #43192 LEGO Disney Cinderella’s Royal Carriage. Also, the #43186 LEGO Disney Bruni the Salamander Buildable Character is very cute. You can find them at the LEGO Disney section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO DOTS SETS: LEGO DOTS continues with new releases, similar to what we got last year; bracelets, extra DOTS packs, and kits for decorative projects. The #41926 LEGO DOTS Creative Party Kit is especially interesting. Also note that the new bracelet sets now feature two narrow bracelets instead of one wide one. You can find them all at the LEGO Dots section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO FRIENDS SETS: Some of the more notable new LEGO Friends sets are the #41444 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Organic Cafe, the #41446 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Vet Clinic, the #41448 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Movie Theater, the #41449 LEGO Friends Andrea’s Family House, and the large #41450 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Shopping Mall with a moving escalator! There is also a collection of new LEGO Friends Cubes with cute pet faces. You can check them out at the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO HARRY POTTER SETS: We already talked about the four new LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Moment sets, and you can check out our full review here: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Classroom Sets Review. Another new set is the #31201 LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests mosaic which allows you to build one of four rests, or a combined one with all four (when you purchase four sets). You can check them out at the LEGO Harry Potter section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO ART SETS: Besides the Harry Potter mosaic, another new mosaic is the #31202 LEGO Art Disney’s Mickey Mouse set with either Mickey or Minnie, or if you combine two sets, you can build them both. For more information, visit the LEGO Art section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO BOTANICAL SETS: Four other interesting sets targeting adult LEGO fans are the #10280 LEGO Flower Bouquet and the #10281 LEGO Creator Bonsai Tree, and the smaller #40460 LEGO Creator Roses, and #40461 LEGO Creator Tulips. They would all make unique gifts to even non-LEGO fans, and would look beautiful on display. You can check them out at the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO MINECRAFT SETS: LEGO Minecraft is still going very strong with many new sets each year. A new set that’s already available is the #21170 LEGO Minecraft The Pig House. You can watch for other upcoming set at the LEGO Minecraft section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES SETS: There are a couple of new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets worth checking out. This includes the #76173 LEGO Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage, the #76174 LEGO Spider-Man’s Monster Truck vs. Mysterio, and the #76175 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Attack on the Spider Lair. The three new mech armors might be interesting as well. You can find them at the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO SUPER MARIO SETS: LEGO is continuing the LEGO Super Mario line with new courses, new Power-Up Packs, and collectible figures. You can find them at the LEGO Super Mario section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO NINJAGO SETS: There is a new collection of LEGO Ninjago Epic Battle Sets with two characters, weapons, and a small battle arena. There are also new LEGO Ninjago Legacy sets, which are upgrades of sets released in the earlier seasons. You can find them at the LEGO Ninjago section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO CHINESE NEW YEAR SETS: The #80106 LEGO Story of Nian, and the #80107 LEGO Spring Lantern Festival are on the top of many LEGO fans’ wish list. They are beautifully designed with only printed elements (no stickers), and many unique pieces and minifigures. You can find them at the seasonal items section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO STAR WARS SETS: New LEGO Star Wars sets usually come later in the year, but we do get a few new Microfighters and re-releases of older sets this month. The most interesting set so far is the #75299 LEGO Star Wars Trouble on Tatooine featuring a small scene from The Mandalorian. To see all the new sets, take a look at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO TECHNIC SETS: LEGO Technic is starting the year strong with several new sets, including the #42123 LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR, the #42125 LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE, the #42122 LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler and the motorized #42124 LEGO Technic Off-Road Buggy. And my two favorites are the new pull-back racers; the #42118 LEGO Technic Monster Jam Grave Digger and #42119 LEGO Technic Monster Jam Max D. This is the first time the pull-back racers are licensed vehicles, and they do look really good in my opinion. You can find them all at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

2021 LEGO XTRA SETS: As we discussed previously, LEGO Xtra features small polybag type sets with useful accessories. This time around we got two new sets; the #40464 LEGO Xtra Chinatown accessories, and the #40465 LEGO Xtra Food accessories. You can find them both (along with the earlier packs) at the LEGO Xtra section of the Online LEGO Shop.

And that should wrap up all the new sets released so far this year. As you can see, there is a lot to choose from, and they should keep LEGO fans busy for a while. What do you think? Which of the new sets are you planning to get? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • yoladiel January 1, 2021, 10:17 AM

    I have like 20 sets on my wanted list. I will have to spread out my purchases. I hope that stock will be better than last year.

  • Peter January 1, 2021, 10:19 AM

    I had the Lego shop website crash on me last night, but it seems to be working now. I have some VIP points to redeem! 😀

  • Drummer615 January 1, 2021, 10:34 AM

    I like the freebie classic car a lot. It will go well with the pink one from the Diner.

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:22 PM

      Yes, and I also saw a version converting it into a classic police car. It looked really cool! 😀

  • j.j. January 1, 2021, 10:43 AM

    I want to get a couple of technic sets, but that’s it for me for now. I want to save up for larger Star Wars sets. I still don’t have the Cantina.

  • Master Builder January 1, 2021, 10:53 AM

    Just a heads up. It looks like the Chinese New Year sets aren’t available until the 10th in the US.

  • Legostuff14 January 1, 2021, 2:07 PM

    As tempting it may be. I think I’ll wait. Remember this is just the beginning of the year and we don’t know what’s coming out later on this year. If anything the smaller city sets look interesting. There are other ninjago sets that coming in a few months ( march). As we now see the pictures of new sets in the article above. 😁. Oh, Happy New Year, everyone. 🎉.

  • Nofakebricks January 1, 2021, 2:29 PM

    Happy New Year, everyone! I’m glad the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year is over! 😀

  • Håkan January 1, 2021, 4:03 PM

    Hmm, I’m a little worried about Brexit and that the postage rate from UK to Sweden will get higher this year. On the other hand, it feel like I have so much cleaning to do the upcoming months that it might be a good thing not to get that much new stuff, anyway…

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:20 PM

      Yeah, the UK seems to be going through a lot of hardships right now. I do hope they will have it better this year.

      • Håkan January 3, 2021, 7:39 PM

        Yeah, from abroad, it felt like a badly thought-out populist whim that broke down two prime ministers in a confusing, ongoing trainwreck. It would have been a mess even without the hard impact of Corona.

        It was as if they wanted the “Norwegian deal”, without understanding that Norway has basically yielded to each single concession EU has demanded, calculating that it’ll still make more money by not sharing its oil…

        • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 9:06 PM

          I don’t know much about what is going on there, but one of my brothers lives in London, and from what he is saying it’s not good. 🙁

  • Henry III January 1, 2021, 7:08 PM

    I’m a little disappointed with the new art sets. They aren’t as detailed as the first wave. I was expecting to continue collecting them to get more pieces for my own mosaics, but these are not worth it.

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:19 PM

      There will be more Art sets coming later this year. I guess they are trying out different formats to appeal to a wider audience. I also like the first wave better, but I know a lot of people like the new sets too. 🙂

  • Håkan January 2, 2021, 5:38 PM

    Although 2020 has been kind of a dampening downer on a general level, at least there’s some Llama-a-Rama Ding-Dong up for 2021!


    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:18 PM

      I saw that! I thought Trolls are the dopiest sets we have ever gotten, but I guess I was wrong. 🙄

      • Håkan January 3, 2021, 7:40 PM

        This isn’t dopey! It’s dope! =D

  • Legostuff14 January 2, 2021, 8:50 PM

    So, I did something unexpected today . I went to a couple places that had a few new Lego sets and walked right past them. I’m normally very on top on buying new sets, but, this time I just walked right by them and said ” I’ll get them some other time.” Thats not like me at all. There are some of the smaller city sets that I would like to get.( that were there). As well as the Harry Potter classroom books. I’m saving for the ideas medieval blacksmith shop that’s possibly coming out in the next few months. So, I guess my will power is stronger than I thought. 🤔. Lol.

    • Master Builder January 3, 2021, 10:46 AM

      Funny, I did this too. Not at a store, because there isn’t one near me, but online. There are new sets on my wanted list, but I completely avoided the feeding frenzy on the 1st of the month. Instead, I went to bed on time the previous night, and I was at peace when I saw that most of the sets I wanted were out of stock by the time I woke up the next morning. I will get them eventually, but I don’t mind waiting until later in the year.

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:16 PM

      Having self-control is a good feeling, isn’t it? Of course, new LEGO is a good feeling too, so it’s still tough to decide which to choose. But yeah, these sets will be around for a while, so no need to rush. 😀

  • E.Lephant January 3, 2021, 10:08 AM

    I’m not as impressed by the police station as I should be. Lego is playing it safe with the Modulars and they look too similar to each other. I would like something more interesting.

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:15 PM

      Ninjago City Gardens is coming, which might be exactly what you want. 😀

  • ninelives January 3, 2021, 2:40 PM

    Does anyone know if the factory in Mexico open yet? It seems like shortages are continuing in the US this year.

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 5:15 PM

      I confirmed through the LEGO Ambassador Forum that the factory in Mexico reopened. However, it is not clear if it operates at full capacity or how it is effected by COVID-related restrictions.

  • Jay DX/ZX/NRG etc. - Mouth of Lightning January 3, 2021, 5:40 PM

    I got the new bonsai tree set yesterday and it is absolutely beautiful. My love for building and displaying lego sets is coming back to me. I guess the dark ages have come to an end lol

    • Thita (admin) January 3, 2021, 9:08 PM

      Oh! I’m building the bonsai right now too! It’s a beautiful set to bring you out of your Dark Ages! Put a meditating Sensei Wu under the tree for perfection! 😀

      • Jay ZX - Mouth of Lightning January 8, 2021, 8:39 AM

        Oh trust me, I put sensei wu underneath the tree as soon as I finished. The bonsai tree is one of my most favorite sets now…

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