LEGO Hidden Side Reviews

Themes

 NameThemeReleasePiecesMinifiguresReviewPrice (£)Buy  
LEGO Hidden Side 30464 El Fuegos Stunt Cannon polybag review title30464 El Fuego’s Stunt CannonHidden Side20201Read hereN/ALEGO.com3046414
LEGO Hidden Side 70430 Newbury Subway featured 70430 Newbury SubwayHidden Side2020348Read here24.99LEGO.com7043071
LEGO Hidden Side 70431 The Lighthouse of Darkness featured 70431 The Lighthouse of Darkness2020540Read here44.99LEGO.com7043175
featured 3 70427 Welcome to the Hidden SideHidden Side2020189Read here17.99LEGO.com7042784
featured 2 70421 El Fuego's Stunt TruckHidden Side2020428Read here34.99LEGO.com7042198
LEGO Hidden Side 70432 Haunted Fairground featured 800 445 1 70432 Haunted FairgroundHidden Side2020466Read here44.99LEGO.com70432102
featured 1 70425 Newbury Haunted High SchoolHidden Side20201474Read here109.99LEGO.com70425103
LEGO Hidden Side 70418 JBs Ghost Lab featured 70418 J.B.'s Ghost Lab reviewHidden Side2020174Read here17.99LEGO.com70418107
alt featured 1 70423 Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000Hidden Side20206890Read here54.99LEGO.com70423116
GoingIn 70420 Graveyard MysteryHidden Side20203354Read here24.99LEGO.com70420132
JB scared70419 Wrecked Shrimp BoatHidden Side20203104Read here24.99LEGO.com70419147


While spooky themes have popped up many times over the years, LEGO Hidden Side brings something new to the concept. Through an augmented reality (AR) enabled companion app, once a Hidden Side set is built, there is then the opportunity to go ghost hunting.   The theme is set in the fictional town of Newbury, with the action centred around 70425 Newbury Haunted High School. Jack and his friend Parker become aware of paranormal activity occurring in their hometown, in no small part thanks to Jack’s dog Spencer returning as a ghost-pooch.   Fortunately for the young friends, Professor J. B., a teacher at their school, has developed an app so that they can view the Hidden Side. The majority of the sets transform to reveal their alternate spooky version thanks to the twist of a dial or the slide of a section. By switching them at the appropriate moment in the app game, the actions on screen change to match what is occurring physically.   It is not just the models that transform, with all of the non-hero minifigures coming with alternate faces, hair and ghost effects. Their regular, human heads can be switched for green ghosty heads that come with special hair pieces as well as attachments for their hands.   Hidden Side marks a significant step for the LEGO Group, as the company has believed for some time that children see no difference between physical and digital play, switching between them without seeing it as a shift. This haunted selection of sets represents the first time that a full theme has sought to combine digital and physical so definitively.    In 2020, the storyline is heading in new directions, hinted at in the set 70427 Welcome to the Hidden Side that features a blue-faced Jack going into alternate world that is unlikely to be inhabited by anything friendly.
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