It’s time for another round of LEGO releases, with popular themes Star Wars and Harry Potter both getting big new sets in the shape of 75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport and 75978 Diagon Alley. This September 2020 buyer’s guide picks out the new release highlights
The two big story-driven, licensed LEGO franchises – Star Wars and Harry Potter – are getting significant new releases. But it’s also that time when Christmas LEGO sets start turning up, including a new batch of advent calendars.
Deeper into the Wizarding World
Wizarding World fans have been waiting since 2011 for a new edition of Diagon Alley and it has been worth the wait. An incredible 5,544 pieces allow this set to offer multiple buildings and pack them with details that are accurate to the source material, making this the ultimate LEGO tribute to an unforgettable Harry Potter location.
Although the price is as high as the piece count demands, hardcore Potter collectors should consider buying early; not only have sizable sets being regularly selling out at LEGO.com, but there are also two free sets available while stocks last; BrickHeadz 40412 Hagrid & Buckbeak and 30420 Harry Potter and Hedwig.
Did you know?
- This is the fourth largest LEGO set ever released.
- The four shops can be separated and displayed individually or arranged in a row.
- The twins who played Fred and George Weasley have been part of the set’s promotional campaign.
A complicated business
It was late last year that Star Wars: The Mandalorian took Disney+ audiences on a wild ride through the rough edges of the galaxy far, far away, while introducing the most adorable character in the series yet. Since then, fans have been itching to own a LEGO model of Mando’s ship, the Razor Crest.
75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport arrives today and finally brings the series’ answer to the Millennium Falcon to fans. What’s more, it includes a minifigure scale version of the real star of the live action series – Baby Yoda.
Did you know?
- A new canopy piece is introduced in the set.
- This is the first time that Baby Yoda, also known as the Child, has been available at minifigure scale.
- The set was originally named 75292 The Razor Crest.
The most wonderful time
Theme: Various Price: £19.99 – £24.99 / $29.99 – $39.99 / €19.49 – 29.43 Pieces: Varies Available: Now
Every LEGO fan has done it; wait until late November to order an advent calendar, only have it be out of stock everywhere, or require a significant hunt around a busy shopping centre. Today is the day to order an advent calendar, nice and early, hassle free.
This year there are four different Christmas countdowns to choose from – 75279 Star Wars Advent Calendar, 75981 Harry Potter Advent Calendar, 60268 City Advent Calendar and 41420 Friends Advent Calendar. Each one features a selection of characters and builds, with Star Wars standing out thanks to the festive jumpers.
Did you know?
- This year marks a decade of LEGO Star Wars advent calendars.
- Two mini-doll elves are included in 41420 Friends Advent Calendar.
- 60268 City Advent Calendar is inspired by the LEGO City Adventures animated series.