Five LEGO Minions: The Rise of Gru sets to launch in May

There is now a release date and number of sets for LEGO Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Last June, the LEGO Group announced a theme based on Minions to coincide with the release of Minions: The Rise of Gru. Now, the Brick Fan reports on a Facebook post from Candid Bricks, revealing a page from the new January 2020 catalogue.

Th advert confirms that there will be five LEGO Minions: The Rise of Gru sets and they will be released in May.

LEGO Minions Rise of Gru catalogue page

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Universal Brand Development to introduce the first LEGO sets based on Illumination’s Minions and the Despicable Me franchise,” said Jill Wilfert, LEGO Vice President, Licensing & Entertainment, last year. “The films have become global blockbusters and are beloved by fans of all ages, and we believe the characters and scenes lend themselves to a creative and engaging LEGO play experience.”

LEGO Trolls World Tour launched last week, with seven sets based on the upcoming animated film:

41250 Lonsone Flats Raft Adventure
41251 Poppy’s Pod
41252 Poppy’s Air Balloon Adventure
41253 Techno Reef Dance Party
41254 Volcano Rock City Concert
41255 Pop Village Celebration
41256 Rainbow Caterbus

Minions: The Rise of Gru is due for release on July 3, 2020 in the USA and July 10, 2020 in the UK.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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