November 2020 LEGO Buyer’s Guide – Sesame Street, 1989 Batwing and Baby Yoda

With Christmas inching ever closer, the LEGO Group release appealing new sets such as 7161 1989 Batwing, 21324 123 Sesame Street, 75318 The Child, while fans must remember to order their advent calendars

There are some excellent new pop culture icons in the LEGO range, offering something for everyone. LEGO Ideas has 21324 123 Sesame Street, LEGO Star Wars has 75318 The Child and LEGO DC Batman has 76161 1989 Batwing. It’s also the moment to get those official LEGO advent calendars ordered.

To help make those all-important LEGO shopping decisions in November, here is the very best of what is available this month.

How to get to Sesame Street

21324 123 Sesame Street

Theme: LEGO Ideas Price: £109.99 / $119.99 / €119.99 Pieces: 1,367 Available: 21324 123 Sesame Street

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While no-one knows why this set is marked 18+, its arrival is very welcome for those who grew up with the beloved Jim Henson television show, Sesame Street. The show was such an important part of childhood for so many that to be able to recreate it as a LEGO set is too tempting to resist.

The set launched today, just in time for LEGO fans to encourage their loved ones to order in time for Christmas. Or to just do what the child version of themselves couldn’t, and treat themselves to this love letter to Sesame Street.

Did you know?

  • Ivan Guerrero was the fan who came up with the idea for this release.
  • Oscar the Grouch isn’t a full minifigure, but he’s in the set.
  • The set is packed with references to the show, including Bert’s bottle cap collection.

Where I go, he goes

75318 The Child

Theme: LEGO Star Wars Price: £69.99 / $79.99 / €79.97 Pieces: 1,073 Available: Now

LEGO Star Wars 75318 The Child Baby Yoda Top 20 LEGO sets list

Star Wars: The Mandalorian is back, and Baby Yoda continues to be the show’s co-star. In 75318 The Child, fans get the ultimate LEGO tribute to the character that captured the hearts of audiences around the world last year.

75318 The Child was released yesterday, just in time for Season 2 of the Star Wars Western. It’s the perfect complement to 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport and will be perfect company for viewing the new episodes every Friday.

Did you know?

  • This is one of two sets that includes the tiny Baby Yoda figure.
  • The Child character combines practical and digital effects, represented on set by a puppet but with digital artists also working on the character.
  • Lucasfilm was able to keep the character entirely secret until the end of The Mandalorian’s first episode.

I’m Batman

76161 1989 Batwing

Theme: LEGO Batman Price: £179.99 / $199.99 / €194.95 Pieces: 2,363 Available: Now

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Last year’s 76139 1989 Batmobile was a pleasant surprise, and fans can pair that LEGO creation of the vehicle with the other amazing machine from Tim Burtons’ Batman. 76161 1989 Batwing can even be wall mounted, so the lack of shelf space excuse can be quickly dismissed.

It’s not just a LEGO set, this is a statement piece – no-one’s going to miss this beast of a set when they walk into your LEGO room (or living room, as some people call it).

Did you know?

  • Joker’s boombox henchman has a name – it’s Lawrence.
  • It takes just one well-aimed shot from Joker’s gun to bring down the Batwing.
  • Tim Burton’s Batman film was the first time the name Batwing was used.

Christmas countdown

75279 Star Wars Advent Calendar, 75981 Harry Potter Advent Calendar, 60268 City Advent Calendar and 41420 Friends Advent Calendar

Theme: Various Price: £19.99 – £24.99 / $29.99 – $39.99 / €19.49 – 29.43 Pieces: Varies Available: Now

It’s time to order a LEGO advent calendar (or two, or three…) ready for December 1. The licensed ones offer Star Wars and Harry Potter fans a themed countdown, while the City and Friends editions are more traditionally festive. Each one features a selection of characters and builds, with Star Wars standing out thanks to the festive jumpers.

Did you know?

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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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