LEGO Hidden Side roadshow brings 70423 Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 to Germany

A LEGO Hidden Side roadshow is seeing fans check out the new range inside a real yellow school bus.

Set in the quite American town of Newbury, one of the iconic sets in LEGO Hidden Side is the 70423 Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000, a souped-up traditional yellow school bus. To promote the theme, just such a bus is travelling around Germany.

PromoBricks has shared images from the event that were taken at the tour’s Sindelfingen stop by a LEGO fan named Jogi. The little event gives fans the opportunity to try out the new app with the sets that are on display and take home a souvenir photo.

Here are the rest of the dates that the bus will be arriving in different locations around Germany:

10.08.19 – Seenachtfest Konstanz, 3.00pm – 9.00pm
16.08.19 – Dresden City Festival, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
17.08.19 – Dresden City Festival, 11.00am – 9.00pm
18.08.19 – Dresden City Festival, 11.00am – 9.00pm
21.08.19 – Heide-Park Soltau
22.08.19 – Heide-Park Soltau
24.08.19 – Vörder Seefest Bremervörde, 12.00pm – 7.00pm
25.08.19 – Vörder Seefest Bremervörde, 10.30am – 6.00pm
31.08.19 – Smyths Toys, Dortmund, 11.00am – 5.00pm 11: 00 – 17:00
08.09.19 – Discovery Day Hannover, 10.00am – 7.00pm
16.11.19 – LEbrickGO Museum Binningen, 10.00am – 4.00pm

The full range of LEGO Hidden Side sets launched on August 1:

70418 J.B.’s Ghost Lab
70419 Wrecked Shrimp Boat
70420 Graveyard Mystery
70421 El Fuego’s Stunt Truck
70422 Shrimp Shack Attack
70423 Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000
70424 Ghost Train Express
70425 Newbury Haunted High School

In an exclusive interview with Brick Fanatics, LEGO Senior Product Lead Murray Andrews explained how this new theme was developed to combine physical building and digital action. The action is set in the town of Newbury, where there are spooky goings-on are – thankfully, Jack and Parker can se their phones to see what is going in the Hidden Side.

“Our years of experience pioneering the convergence of technology and physical play have taught us that kids expect exciting play experiences that move seamlessly between physical and digital worlds – something we call fluid play,” said Tom Donaldson, Senior Vice President, LEGO Creative Play Lab in a statement announcing the new theme.

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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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