As the new year approaches, we’ve taken a look at
Over the last few years, the
Whatever you call it, LEGO sets for the serious builder have become a tradition in the LEGO line-up. As such, there’s plenty of data to draw upon when predicting future releases – so here’s what we expect to see from
5 – A new large-scale vehicle
For some time, the LEGO Group has been producing detailed versions of classic cars. 10187 Volkswagen Beetle was one of the first examples to bear the
Given sets like this keep appearing, it’s safe to assume more will make an appearance next year. It’s likely that this vehicle will be licensed; car brands Volkswagen, Porsche and Fiat have all enjoyed representation in LEGO form this year. However, this isn’t assured: a late 2021 release was the generic
Of course, cars aren’t the only thing being produced at this scale.
As such, whether it has wheels, wings or rudders, we expect the selection of vehicles to keep expanding. A particular long shot is some kind of train –five iconic vehicles for more possible directions a LEGO set could go in.
4 – A new historical building
Many LEGO models tend to draw inspiration from the past rather than referencing it directly. The last few years have changed this by directly recreating famous landmarks from history.
The most recent example of this idea is the 2021 set
With other landmarks such as Big Ben and the Taj Mahal receiving LEGO versions at a larger scale, we expect a similar model to launch in 2022. Another sporting landmark seems likely, although something from further back in history may prove to have wider appeal.
3 – A new fairground ride
Fairground attractions have been a regular (if unevenly-spaced) presence in LEGO for Adults sets. Early examples of these sets were 10244 Fairground Mixer and 10247 Ferris Wheel, which launched in 2014 and 2015 respectively. More recently, 2020’s
With the retirement of
2 – A new botanical set
The Botanical Collection has proven an unexpected success in the LEGO for Adults range. These sets offer brick-built recreations of various flowers; the concept has even been explored at much cheaper price points across the LEGO Creator theme. The most recent example is
The expanding selection of flowers means we expect a new product to arrive before long. While many products at this price point work as standalone items, we suspect a few LEGO fans are making multiple purchases in this theme.
1 – An unexpected new direction
One of the oddest releases of 2021 was
As the LEGO Group continues to expand its audience, we suspect it will surprise us with something else unusual in 2022. A new streak of ambition and bold new directions for LEGO as a whole means something else that’s strange can’t be far off. And regardless of broader trends, that means it’s (happily) impossible to predict exactly where LEGO for Adults will go in 2022…