It’s the start of yet another new calendar year once again and we certainly are excited about it – because we know this year is going to be even more awesome in the world of LEGO, with lots of new sets and new builds by AFOLs! ?
Every January sees the release of brand new LEGO sets and this year is no different – on the first of the month we showcased a total of 70 new sets that were made available for you to add on to your collection. And speaking of new sets – the new Ship in a Bottle (21313) set which will be officially released tomorrow also created lots of buzz – with lots of you eagerly awaiting for its release (keep a lookout on our site as well as on our Facebook page as we will keep you informed as soon as the set is made available for sale tomorrow!)
Additionally, just like previous months, where we feature builds by AFOLs – there are some awesome modular builds we’ve featured this month, including a 3-story modular library building and a 2,955-piece, double story LEGO theater by AFOL italovergnat, along with a 3-story pizzeria and arcade center modular building by AFOL Astronaut Avila. There’s also a multi-coloured Millennium Falcon created by a fellow AFOL as well!
Check out more about the above stories and more in this month’s LEGO Picks of the Month below… Happy reading!
1. Ship in a Bottle (21313) Set to be Released on February 1st
Will you be getting your hands on this Ship in a Bottle (21313) set when it is made available for purchase from February 1st?
Find out more about this newest addition to the LEGO Ideas series below…
2. Save Some Cash and Make Your Own Colorful LEGO Millennium Falcon
Image Source: Polygon.com
It doesn’t matter to this AFOL if LEGO’s latest 7,500-piece Millennium Falcon is too expensive (at $799.99), or that it’s out of stock worldwide.
He has decided to take matter into his hands and make this own version of the Millennium Falcon himself – out of colorful LEGO bricks… Check it out below…
3. How About Adding a Library to Your LEGO Neighborhood?
What are your thoughts about this 3-story modular library build by AFOL italovergnat?
Check it out below and let us know of your thoughts…
4. A Great Place to Chill Out over the Weekend!
A pizzeria and an arcade center – there’s no better place for your LEGO community to spend the weekend than in this 3-story modular build by AFOL Astronaut Avila.
What do you think? Check out this impressive build below and let us know of your thoughts…
5. Enjoy a Night of Live Performance at the LEGO Theater
Complete your LEGO town with the 2,955-piece, double story LEGO theater by AFOL italovergnat.
The high level of detail packed in both the exterior and the interior of the building caught our eye and we’re sure it’ll catch yours too!
Check it out below…
6. Here’s One for Sci-Fi Lovers…
The amount of details packed into this steampunk sci-fi battleship build (by AFOL A.Graham LEGO Design) makes it a fantastic addition on any display cabinet.
Also, for those who love challenging builds, this one definitely fits the bill in our opinion.
Find out more about this steampunk sci-fi battleship build below and let us know of your thoughts…
7. Israelis to Honor Child Cancer Victim with Record-Breaking Toy Brick Tower
Image Source: JPost.com
This is just so heartwarming! ❤️
8. Rumor: LEGO DC Villains and LEGO Incredibles Games Coming
Image Source: ComicBook.com
If the rumors are true, will you be interested in getting these LEGO video games? ?
9. Build Your Own S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in Under a Hundred LEGO Pieces
Here’s a mini project you may like to attempt over the weekend – a miniature S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – and this model takes no more than a hundred LEGO pieces.
Check out step-by-step instructions on how you can do it below… Have fun! ?
10. Which One’s Your Pick Among the 7?
If you’re part of the LEGO Ideas review team, and if you’re only allowed to choose 1 build out of the 7, which one will you pick?
Find out more about the 7 builds below and let us know of your choice below… ?
11. Piece by Piece He Completes…
Jennifer, we are perfectly sure your son has a really, really bright future ahead! ❤️
12. 6 New LEGO Speed Champions Sets Revealed
If you’re into collecting sets in the Speed Champions series, here’s some good news for you today – as LEGO will be releasing 6 new LEGO Speed Champions sets come March 1st.
Find out more details about these sets below…
13. Are You Into Collecting Heavy Vehicle Models?
Looks great in any display cabinet, as well as packed full of playable features, this LEGO replica of the Tatra 815 model by AFOL BrickbyBrickTechnic in our opinion is a “must have” if you love collecting heavy vehicle models.
Take a closer look at this model, along with videos of the vehicle in action, below…
14. Add These 70 New 2018 LEGO Sets to Your Collection Today…
Kick off 2018 by adding these 70 newest LEGO sets to your collection!
✔️ 8 sets in the City series
✔️ 7 sets in the Creator series
✔️ 3 sets in the Disney Princess series
✔️ 9 sets in the Duplo series
✔️ 9 sets in the Friends series
✔️ 2 sets in the Juniors series
✔️ 5 sets in the Minecraft series
✔️ 4 sets in the Nexo Knight series
✔️ 4 sets in the Ninjago series
✔️ 5 sets in the Star Wars series
✔️ 4 sets in the Super Heroes series
✔️ 6 sets in the Technic series
✔️ 4 sets in The LEGO Batman series
✔️ 16 new minifigures in The LEGO Batman Minifigure Series 2 (71020) series
Get more information about each of these sets below…
15. See The Last Jedi’s Throne Room Scene Recreated in LEGO
Image Source: Nerdist.com
This one’s a must watch for all Star Wars fanatics!
16. LEGO Ideas: Second 2017 Review Results Out
The second 2017 review results have just been released… Unfortunately, none of the 6 builds were selected. ?
Find out more about the latest results below and let us have your thoughts about it…
17. 10 LEGO Sets Retiring Soon…
Do you already have these 10 “soon to be retired” LEGO sets?
If not, here’s your final chance to get them at their retail prices…
18. Does This White Horse & Knight Look Familiar to You?
This brick-built white horse (and the accompanying knight) is so similar to the white horse figures that used to appear in LEGO Castle-themed sets. What do you think? ?
19. New Contest: LEGO Moments in Space
Image Source: Ideas.LEGO.com
Showcase your space-themed builds in the LEGO Ideas website and stand a chance to have your masterpiece produced as the next exclusive LEGO Gift with Purchase!
Details can be found below…
With that, we’ve come to the end of this month’s issue of LEGO Picks of the Month. As always, we really hope you’ve enjoyed the contents our team have presented for you. Stay tuned for next month’s issue of LEGO Picks of the Month coming to you in February!
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