LEGO Juniors to become 4+ in 2019

It looks like LEGO Juniors as a separate theme is going the way of the dodo, to be replaced by ‘4+’ additions within other themes.

As first rumoured on Brick Fanatics, sets targeted at a younger audience as a bridge between DUPLO and System won’t fall under a single umbrella theme, with (for instance) Super Heroes or CITY subthemes within it. Instead, they’ll fall under the regular parent theme, as confirmed by the 4+ branding on the newly-revealed range of upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man sets.

This confirmation gives further credibility to Rebelscum‘s list of Star Wars sets that are expected to launch with the 4+ branding in January:

75235 Juniors X-Wing Starfighter – $29.99
75236 Juniors Slave I – $19.99
75237 Juniors TIE Fighter – $19.99
75247 Juniors A-Wing Starfighter – $14.99

There’s no word yet on the other themes that will receive sets in this age range, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to look towards the existing Juniors line-up. That means the likes of CITY, DC Super Heroes, Jurassic World, NINJAGO, Elves and Disney Princess may all be getting the 4+ treatment, as the Juniors theme makes way next year. Or potentially as soon as December, if the release dates for the Spider-Man sets are on the right track.

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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. I’m also Associate Editor for Blocks magazine, and dabble in content strategy, writing and PR for a few non-LEGO platforms. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @ChrisWharfe

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