LEGO Weekly Round Up - 17/10/22
17th October 2022
At the end of each week, we bring you a summary of the top news, stories, projects, and happenings in the LEGO world over the past seven days.
Winter Wonderland VIP Add On Pack (40514)
The Winter Wonderland VIP Add On Pack was revealed on Monday, just in time for the upcoming festive period. If the other Add On Packs are anything to go by, it will require a £50 / $50 / €50 spend to get it. It's not known exactly when it will be available, but November and December are very likely candidates. It contains 139 pieces, including two very useful Huskies.
Fun and Funky VIP Add On Pack (40512)
The fourth VIP Add On Pack was revealed on Tuesday, with this one including a variety of vibrant parts to add some colour to your builds. It contains 148 pieces, the most useful of which is likely to be the four pineapples, two pigs, and purple tophat. There are also no details on when exactly this pack will be up for grabs and for how long.
Creator Mystic Witch GWP (40562)
Official images were released of a Halloween-themed Gift With Purchase that is going to tie into a promotion running from 14th-31st October. A £100 / $100 / €100 purchase will be needed to get this added to your basket.
Images of the huge rumoured Marvel Hulkbuster set surfaced this week. It was spotted in a LEGO Certified Store in Indonesia. The set has 4,049 pieces and features the Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with a Tony Stark minifigure. Details on pricing have not been revealed yet. First impressions are very good, so it's a set we can't wait to get our hands on.
Luke's Lightsaber GWP (40483)
LEGO obviously has some stock left of Luke's Lightsaber, as the GWP is returning again this year. The bad news is that you will have to buy the USC AT-AT (75313) before 18th November to get it.
The latest video game instalment from LEGO arrived this week, which differs from previous iterations in that it has a much stronger focus on building. For years, LEGO games have placed licensed franchises in the limelight, with the LEGO bricks themselves blending into the background. This reflects LEGO's over reliance on these franchises in propelling their sets off shelves. However, Bricktales bucks this trend and offers a creative puzzle-based building simulator, all without a stormtrooper or superhero in sight. The game is a rough diamond, but we hope it's a concept LEGO will continue to develop.
Bricktales is available to play on PC, Switch, Xbox, and Playstation.
No new rumours circled the internet this week. The most recent ones came last week and spoke of potential Blacktron and Bionicle GWPs.
10K Ideas Projects
The London Underground Ideas project has successfully completed its destination to 10,000 LEGO supporters. The creator of this magnificent two level build is LEGOverwatch, who already has two projects under review in the second round of 2022, and another waiting in the current review round.
The Architect's House
The Architect's House was the second project this week to reach the last review round of 2022. It features a beautifully modern house split over three floors that's nestled on top of a rocky outcrop. The project took the Architecture theme as its inspiration, but is built to minifigure scale.
This week we got news of a new LEGO Guinness World Record. A Canadian who has been collecting LEGO for 23 years has taken the crown of "World's Biggest LEGO Star Wars Collection". Frederick Oliver has amassed a whopping 823 Star Wars sets, and in addition has around 1,000 sets from other themes. At the time of writing there are 860 distinct LEGO Star Wars sets, so he still has a little way to go to reach completion. Frederick's whole collection is estimated to be worth around $300,000!
LEGO Ideas - BR Staff Pick
Every week we bring you a LEGO Ideas project that has caught our eye. This week we spotted the Where's Wally project, which is based on the popular series of picture books featuring densely drawn environments, among which Wally and his friends are hidden. We like this project because of its originality and colourful design. It's certainly a franchise we would love to see recreated in brick form!
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