August 1 is right up there with January 1 and June 1 as massive launch days for the LEGO Group, as products from across the entire portfolio – including several direct-to-consumer sets – land on shelves. Available for the first time this month are the LEGO Star Wars summer wave, one of two new 90th-anniversary sets (a second will follow very soon) and two more LEGO ICONS sets, among many others.
You can dive into the full list below, with all but 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle available right now, but if you’re reading this from the US, click here instead: the LEGO Group has once again staggered its summer releases in themes like NINJAGO, Marvel and Creator 3-in-1, so your list is a little longer.
Three-dimensional LEGO flowers are out, and two-dimensional LEGO flowers are in. Alright, the Botanical Collection is still going stronger than ever in this summer’s 10311 Orchid, but 31207 Floral Art offers something entirely different for the botanically-curious.
|31207 Floral Art||£59.99 / $79.99 / €69.99||2,870||N/A|
Ever dreamed of seeing yourself play for FC Barcelona? You still won’t be strolling out of the players’ tunnel at Camp Nou any time soon, but you can at least immortalise yourself in the team’s kit with 40542 FC Barcelona Go Brick Me. It’s the next best thing, surely.
|40545 Koi Fish||£13.49 / $14.99 / €14.99||203||N/A|
|40546 Poodle||£13.49 / $14.99 / €14.99||304||N/A|
|40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader||£17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99||260||N/A|
|40542 FC Barcelona Go Brick Me||£17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99||530||N/A|
Disposable paper postcards are bad for the environment. Buildable plastic postcards, which will basically never break down, are definitely much better. (Won’t somebody please think of the planet?) The third set in this series boils the Parisian skyline down into an accessible format you can stick on your fridge. (Magnet sold separately.)
|40568 Paris Postcard||£13.49 / $14.99 / €14.99||213||N/A|
Last year’s 40478 Mini Disney Castle feeling lonely on your shelf? Here’s a companion piece – and the true beginnings of an entire mini Disneyland – in a scaled-down replica of The Haunted Mansion. Spooky stuff, and just in time for Halloween.
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|40521 Mini Disney The Haunted Mansion||£34.99 / $39.99 / €34.99||680||1|
DOTS dives into the murky depths of licensing this month, embracing the House of Mouse with a range of Disney-inspired bracelets, patches and accessories. Ideal for displaying your affection for Mickey and the gang.
|41947 Mickey & Friends Bracelets Mega Pack||£24.99 / $34.99 / €29.99||349||N/A|
|41963 Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Stitch-on Patch||£5.99 / $5.99 / €6.99||95||N/A|
|41964 Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Back-to-School Project Box||£39.99 / $44.99 / €39.99||669||N/A|
August 10 marks the 90th anniversary of the LEGO Group, and there are two flagship sets coming this month to celebrate. 10497 Galaxy Explorer is available from August 1, while 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle will follow a couple of days later for VIP members (and a week later for everyone else). Pro tip: they’ll probably both sell out straight away.
|10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28||£149.99 / $149.99 / €169.99||1,456||N/A|
|10305 Lion Knights’ Castle (Aug 3 for VIPs, Aug 8 wide)||£344.99 / $399.99 / €399.99||4,514||22|
|10306 Atari 2600||£209.99 / $239.99 / €239.99||2,532||1|
|10497 Galaxy Explorer||£89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99||1,254||4|
Choose your fighter: a Marvel mash-up that’s more modular building than superhero set, or a recoloured (and slightly rejigged) take on last year’s golden glove. Those are the two brand new options available to LEGO Marvel fans today, and you’ll find it tough to go wrong with either.
|76218 Sanctum Sanctorum||£214.99 / $249.99 / €249.99||2,708||9|
|76223 Nano Gauntlet||£59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99||675||N/A|
Both LEGO Minecraft sets revealed at this year’s LEGO CON are now available to purchase. One revisits a concept originally explored in the early days of the theme, while the other takes inspiration from a recent update to actual Minecraft.
|21189 The Skeleton Dungeon||£24.99 / $34.99 / €29.99||364||4|
|21190 The Abandoned Village||£44.99 / $49.99 / €44.99||422||3|
LEGO Seasonal / Other
Missing the thrill of visiting a LEGO Store on new set day, but don’t want to spend valuable fuel on getting there? Add 40574 LEGO Brand Store to your order and you can recreate the experience in miniature. (The money you’ll save on transport is probably enough to justify picking it up. It’s expensive out there…)
|40570 Halloween Cat & Mouse||£11.99 / $12.99 / €12.99||328||N/A|
|40574 LEGO Brand Store||£30.99 / $36.99 / €32.99||541||2|
LEGO Star Wars
Whether your favourite Star Wars thing right now is (deep breath) Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Bad Batch, Andor, Jedi: Fallen Order, Attack of the Clones or Revenge of the Sith, there’s something in the LEGO Star Wars summer 2022 wave for you. 75337 AT-TE Walker’s US release date has yet to be confirmed, however, after ‘delivery challenges’ prompted a last-minute delay.
|75323 The Justifier||£149.99 / $169.99 / €169.99||1,022||4|
|75332 AT-ST||£29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99||87||3|
|75333 Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi Starfighter||£29.99 / $29.99 / €34.99||282||3|
|75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader||£44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99||408||4|
|75335 BD-1||£89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99||1,062||1|
|75336 Inquisitor Transport Scythe||£89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99||924||4|
|75337 AT-TE Walker||£119.99 / $139.99 / €139.99||1,082||8|
|75338 Ambush on Ferrix||£69.99 / $69.99 / €79.99||679||3|
LEGO Speed Champions
The name’s Bond. James Bond. James ‘Speed Champions’ Bond, in fact. It’s not quite as catchy, but it’s the only way we can refer to 007 now he’s finally been immortalised as a minifigure, some four years since 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 first raced on to shelves. He’s here in one of two first-ever LEGO Speed Champions sets based on specific movie franchises.
|76911 007 Aston Martin DB5||£19.99 / $19.99 / €24.99||298||1|
|76912 Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T||£19.99 / $19.99 / €24.99||345||1|
LEGO Super Mario
It’s-a you, Peach! This is what we imagine LEGO Mario will say when you pop the new digital Peach next to him, but it’s probably just wishful thinking. You can find out for yourself by grabbing 71403 Adventures with Peach, then adding on any of the latest LEGO Nintendo character’s Expansion Sets.
|71403 Adventures with Peach||£54.99 / $59.99 / €59.99||354||N/A|
|71404 Goomba’s Shoe||£8.99 / $9.99 / €9.99||76||N/A|
|71405 Fuzzy Flippers||£21.99 / $19.99 / €24.99||154||N/A|
|71406 Yoshi’s Gift House||£24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99||246||N/A|
|71407 Cat Peach Suit and Frozen Tower||£59.99 / $79.99 / €69.99||494||N/A|
|71408 Peach’s Castle||£114.99 / $129.99 / €129.99||1,216||N/A|
|71409 Big Spike’s Cloudtop Challenge||£54.99 / $69.99 / €69.99||540||N/A|
|71410 Character Packs – Series 5||£4.99 / $5.99 / €5.99||Varies||N/A|
|71412 Big Bad Island||£39.99 / $44.99 / €44.99||354||N/A|