Every LEGO Creator Expert set confirmed and rumoured for 2022 – May update

As 10302 Optimus Prime joins the line-up for 2022, here’s a complete round-up of every LEGO Creator Expert set confirmed and rumoured for release this year.

It’s shaping up to be another fantastic – and fantastically expensive – year for LEGO fans, with a Creator Expert portfolio that’s once again catering to a wide range of interests, while simultaneously pushing those nostalgia buttons that few of us can ignore. The latest attempt lands on shelves in June in the form of 10302 Optimus Prime, the first-ever LEGO Transformers set, and it’s a very successful realisation of the iconic Hasbro character.

That’s one more string in the bow for the Creator Expert (now LEGO for Adults) theme in 2022, and one more gap plugged in the rumoured line-up for the rest of the year. Here’s a quick reminder of everything released so far in 2022 under what was formerly known as the Creator Expert theme (and is still referred to as such at LEGO.com, if not on box art), along with links to our reviews where applicable, and everything still rumoured to be on the way.

10297 Boutique Hotel | review
10298 Vespa 125 | review
10299 Real Madrid – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium | review
10300 Back to the Future Time Machine | review
10301 [Space]
10302 Optimus Prime | review
10303 Roller Coaster
10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
10305 Lion King’s Castle
10306 Atari 2600
10307 Eiffel Tower
10308 [Winter Village]
10309 Succulents | review
10311 Orchid | review

For a deeper dive into those rumoured sets, keep reading…

10301 [Space]

Lego Creator Expert 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery featured resized

Very little is known about the next sequential product in the Creator Expert series – which would fall between 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine and 10302 Optimus Prime – but StoneWars reports it’s likely to be space-themed, potentially following in the footsteps of 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander and 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery.

10303 Roller Coaster

LEGO Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster featured resized

Rumours of a new roller coaster initially emerged in February, and recent reports suggest it’s now due to arrive in July, with 3,756 pieces for $349.99. Most interesting is the possibility of a loop, the only thing really missing from 2018’s 10261 Roller Coaster, which retired at the end of 2021.

A follow-up already would be pretty surprising, but the LEGO Group is probably keen to get some more mileage from its track elements…

10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z 28 featured
Image: The Daily Drive

The DeLorean reportedly won’t be the only LEGO Creator Expert vehicle arriving on shelves in 2022, as rumours suggest another muscle car is on the way later this year, packing 1,456 pieces for €159.99.

10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 could run the risk of being derivative of 10265 Ford Mustang, which is still available at LEGO.com, but if the LEGO Group opts for a yellow and black colour scheme, it could also be an all-too-coincidental tie-in to 10302 Optimus Prime, if you think about it…

10305 Lion King’s Castle

LEGO Castle 6080 Kings Castle 1

If last year’s 31120 Medieval Castle didn’t quite do it for you, good news: the LEGO Group’s headline 90th anniversary set, chosen as the result of a fan poll to narrow down the top four classic themes, is said to be 10305 Lion King’s Castle.

With a reported price tag of €349.99, this alleged update of 1984’s 6080 King’s Castle has all the potential to be the castle of our dreams – and there’s certainly a market out there for it. Whatever it ends up being, expect the main 90th anniversary set to launch in August, coinciding with the LEGO Group’s birthday.

10306 Atari 2600

Atari 2600 Spectrum
Image: Spectrum.ieee

Was 2020’s 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System a bit too modern for you? Good news: the LEGO Group is reportedly reaching even further back into video game history for 10306 Atari 2600, a console that first hit shelves in 1977.

You’ll probably need to be at least 55 years old now to fully appreciate such a set, which is perhaps the oldest specific age group the company has ever targeted. It’s said to cost €169.99 and include the console, a controller and Pitfall game, with a rumoured release date of August.

10307 Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower featured
Image: Max Pixel (licensed under CC0 1.0)

This year’s pièce de resistance – at least within the Creator Expert line-up – is said to be 10307 Eiffel Tower, a supersized version of the iconic Parisian structure that could stand a whopping 1.3m tall.

It’s rumoured to have the price tag to match, of course, coming in at €629.99 – which would match 10294 Titanic in Europe, and presumably mean an equivalent cost of £554.99 / $629.99 in the UK and US. No word on a piece count for this one yet, though.

10308 [Winter Village]

LEGO for Adults 10293 Santas Visit featured 7

According to StoneWars, this year’s Winter Village set – a consistent presence in the Creator Expert calendar since 2009 – will fall under product number 10308. Little else is known about it at the moment, but if it’s anywhere close to the wonder of last year’s 10293 Santa’s Visit, we’re in for a festive treat.

Keep an eye on Brick Fanatics for future updates to this list, but remember that everything outlined above is still just a rumour for now – and until the LEGO Group confirms otherwise, should be treated with the usual scepticism. You know, just in case they don’t plan out entirely as rumoured…

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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