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LEGO Creator Postcard Series Continues in 2024

A great little series of sets is the LEGO Creator Postcard collection. They are similar to the LEGO Architecture Skyline series featuring famous landmarks but with the addition of backdrops and clever 3D and forced perspective techniques. They make nice little gifts and display pieces and are excellent examples of micro-building with LEGO.

We talked about the sets before (see: LEGO Creator Postcard Sets Collection Overview), but I wanted to mention them again because it looks like the series is going to continue in 2024. To recap, in 2022, we got the #40519 LEGO New York Postcard, the #40568 LEGO Paris Postcard, and the #40569 LEGO London Postcard, followed by the #40651 LEGO Australia Postcard and the #40654 LEGO Beijing Postcard in 2023. And there is already one set that we know will be released next year, the #40713 LEGO Japan Postcard.

The #40713 LEGO Japan Postcard is an ode to one of the country’s most iconic landmarks; Mount Fuji surrounded by cherry blossom trees, a red bridge, and a Himeji-inspired castle. The 3D model also includes a sticker sheet allowing builders to complete the postcard with a ‘Japan’ plaque in English or Japanese.

Each of the LEGO Creator Postcard sets comes with a solid flat 12×18-stud background and a 4×18-stud base. Because the studs of the background are facing sideways, it can be decorated with mosaic building techniques to create city skylines, mountains, vegetation, clouds, etc. The base in front of the background is very narrow (only four studs), but LEGO designers were able to maximize the space by layering and slightly angling some of the structures. It’s interesting to see how much can be done in such a small footprint!

Adult LEGO fans often focus on big and expensive sets that are certainly engaging to build and look impressive on display. However, it’s also nice to take a break once in a while and appreciate smaller sets. The LEGO Creator Postcard series is proof that it’s possible to incorporate advanced techniques and create something impressive even on a small scale. If you want to check them out, the LEGO Creator Postcard sets are only $14.99 each and are available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator Postcard collection? Do you have any of them? And what do you think of the building techniques used in the sets? What other locations would you like to see in the collection? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Randy December 13, 2023, 9:03 AM

    My uncle collects these. He will be thrilled.

    • brickmaster December 13, 2023, 9:13 AM

      Funny you say that. I have an aunt who collects these too. She also likes the small architecture sets.

  • gid617 December 14, 2023, 9:45 AM

    Interesting how they’re going from cities to countries.
    Some of these have some pretty nice prints/stickers, might have to take a second look at them!

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