Summer has arrived at the official online store and with the warm weather comes a wide variety of new LEGO sets, so we’ve found six of the best to look out for.
It’s an exciting time of year for us LEGO builders as multiple themes have been refreshed with new ranges of LEGO sets big and small. We’re seeing some of the most creative endeavours yet from the LEGO designers, but which models are truly worth you time?
From NINJAGO to Friends, it can be hard to keep track of all the new LEGO releases, so if you’re looking for some great choices to kick off the warm summer months then look no further than our list of six great sets to look out for.
Art 31203 World Map
31203 World Map is simultaneously the world’s biggest official LEGO set and officially the biggest LEGO set of the world. This brand new model takes the crown from 10276 Colosseum with a total of 11,695 pieces and allows you to plot your next global adventure, or just display where you’ve been before. A coral and blue overlay on the ocean brings a splash of colour to the otherwise monotone map and as we found in our review, it makes a great display piece.
Harry Potter 76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets
The Chamber of Secrets has finally received another LEGO model following the 2002 set. This iconic Harry Potter location is home to one of the most fearsome magical creatures and the site of an epic confrontation. As you can probably tell, the underground chamber isn’t the only featured room in 76389 Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets with the titular magical school also receiving an updated Great Hall, classrooms and more that you can find in our review.
Architecture 21056 Taj Mahal
This Wonder of the World is now more affordable than ever before, as the LEGO Group have taken the much larger 2017 version and condensed it into a smaller, but just as detailed package. As the latest member of the Architecture theme, 21056 Taj Mahal makes for a bright display in any room, and as discovered in our review it even includes some hidden interior features.
Speed Champions 76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R
Although the LEGO designers seem insistent on making the theme’s set names longer with each passing year, 76905 Ford GT Heritage Edition and Bronco R is the largest and most expensive of the Speed Champions summer wave, but only at £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99. The two included cars are packed with details such as the interior roll cage of the Bronco R or the angular design on the Ford GT and we’ve got plenty of photos to show you just what you’re getting in the set.
Botanical Collection 10289 Bird Of Paradise
The LEGO Group’s Botanical Collection of life-size houseplants continue with by far the largest model yet. 10289 Bird of Paradise recreates the plant in brick-built form with an included vase to add an extra amount of detail and stability. The large leaves help to draw your eyes to the central flowers and their intricate building techniques and interesting parts such as the purple rapiers. If the rest of the Botanical Collection is anything to go by, this is sure to be a popular choice for many builders.
VIDIYO 43115 The Boombox
LEGO VIDIYO has finally received its first range of proper brick-built models as the theme begins to move on from BeatBoxes and Bandmates. 43115 The Boombox is the biggest of the summer wave and depicts a classic speaker system that folds out into a colourful stage. The included minfigures are all exclusive to the set with plenty of new pieces to enjoy but as we’ve discussed in our review the best part of 43115 The Boombox is the potential it demonstrates for this new theme.