Covering a second entry in the Houses of the World series, a new Botanical Collection model and what looks like a follow-up to 2022’s 40529 Children’s Amusement Park, the three new sets – all of which are packaged in the new style for gifts-with-purchase for 2023 – are all listed on the company’s certification database, which is proving to be a regular source of set reveals at the moment.
The certification portal is where the LEGO Group ticks all its legal and regulatory boxes for each of its products, with documents that are usually accompanied by a small image of the set to which they pertain. Such is the case for each of 40588 Flowerpot, 40589 Pirate Ship Playground and 40590 Houses of the World 2. Scroll down for more details on all three sets.
GWP threshold: TBC Pieces: 292 Release date: TBC
A handy companion to the wider LEGO Botanical Collection – which has already grown in 2023 with 10313 Wildflower Bouquet, 10314 Dried Flower Centrepiece and 40646 Daffodils – 40588 Flowerpot repurposes hot air balloon pieces into a pot, then fills it with a colourful assortment of plants. It’s difficult to make out specific species at this stage, beyond what looks like tall pussy willow climbing beyond the rest.
40589 Pirate Ship Playground
GWP threshold: TBC Pieces: 168 Release date: TBC
LEGO Pirates is back – sort of. Maybe. Not really. But hey, something pirate-themed is definitely coming out in 2023, so we’ll chalk that up as a win for all the rum-swigging, plank-walking seafarers out there. 40589 Pirate Ship Playground packs a lot into 168 pieces, including a pirate ship, octopus, beach, palm tree, slide and two child minifigures dressed as pirates. This one might be lined up for International Children’s Day in May, but the jury’s out for now.
40590 Houses of the World 2
GWP threshold: TBC Pieces: 270 Release date: TBC
The second in a series of gifts-with-purchase that began in January with 40583 Houses of the World 1, this microscale modular building travels to an entirely different part of the globe for inspiration. From the small image available to us, it looks like 40590 Houses of the World 2 evokes architecture commonly seen in countries like Morocco. There’s no word yet on when we’ll be able to get our hands on it, but the first set required a hefty spend of £220 / $250 / €250.
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