LEGO Hidden Side Reviews

Themes

 NameThemeReleasePiecesMinifiguresReviewPrice (£)Buy
LEGO Hidden Side 70430 Newbury Subway Featured70430 Newbury SubwayHidden SideMay-20348Read here24.99LEGO.com
LEGO Hidden Side 70431 The Lighthouse Of Darkness Featured70431 The Lighthouse of DarknessMay-20540Read here44.99LEGO.com
Featured 3 800x44570427 Welcome to the Hidden SideHidden SideApr-20189Read here17.99LEGO.com
Featured 2 800x44570421 El Fuego's Stunt TruckHidden SideFeb-20428Read here34.99LEGO.com
LEGO Hidden Side 70432 Haunted Fairground Featured 800 445 170432 Haunted FairgroundHidden SideFeb-20466Read here44.99LEGO.com
Featured 1 800x44570425 Newbury Haunted High SchoolHidden SideFeb-201474Read here109.99LEGO.com
LEGO Hidden Side 70418 JBs Ghost Lab Featured70418 J.B.'s Ghost Lab reviewHidden SideJan-20174Read here17.99LEGO.com
Alt Featured 1 800x44570423 Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000Hidden SideJan-206890Read here54.99LEGO.com
GoingIn70420 Graveyard MysteryHidden SideNov-193354Read here24.99LEGO.com
JB Scared 800x44570419 Wrecked Shrimp BoatHidden SideSep-193104Read here24.99LEGO.com

About LEGO Hidden Side

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.