Thanks again to our mates at The Brick Show for the images from the Fair.
- 41145: Ariel and the Magical Spell
- 41146: Cinderella’s Enchanted Evening
I’ve never bought any of these before, as they have never appealed to me, but after taking a look at the parts, I’m starting to think again. The trans blue parts in 41145 look useful, and I love Cinderella’s carriage. The gold work is beautiful.
- 60153: People Pack – Fun at the beach
- 60155: LEGO City Advent Calendar
- 60156: Jungle Buggy
- 60159: Jungle Halftrack Mission
- 60160: Jungle Mobile Lab
- 60163: Coast Guard Starter Set
- 60164: Sea Rescue Plane
- 60165: 4×4 Response Unit
- 60166: Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter
Wow, there’s so much to see in the City theme! This year we get two more subthemes – Beach and Jungle Explorers, with some excellent looking mew parts! At the beach, I love the kayak in 60166, and the people pack looks brilliant, with a dolphin (usually seen in Friends sets, a lobster from the new LEGO Batman Movie CMFs, and an excellent little cloth hammock.
The advent calendar looks intriguing this year, with an ice-sculpture and snowblower, as well as the usual inclusions, and the jungle sees some new animals moulds in a leopard and cougar, and a man-eating plant (stunning!). I’m a bit disappointed by the waterfall attempt in 60160, but there’s another kayak and man eating plant to make up for it.
- 21135: The Crafting Box 2.0
- 21135: The Ocean Monument
- 21137: The Mountain Cave (not pictured)
I’ve only got a couple of the Minecraft sets, and while a massive fan of the game, the LEGO sets just didn’t grab me as much. The new releases since the first wave have looked rather spectacular, though. I love the green colours in 21136!
- 40269: Extreme Explorer
- 42070: 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck
Some of the Technic sets that were displayed have already been released, or are not far away, but these two are new. I love the little teddy bear on the bullbar of 42070!
- 41315: Heartlake Surf Shop
- 41316: Andrea’s Speedboat Transporter
- 41317: Sunshine Catamaran
- 41318: Heartlake Hospital
- 41322: Snow Resort Ice Rink
- 41323: Snow Resort Chalet
- 41324: Snow Resort Ski Lift
- 41236: LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
There are some great looking Friends sets coming out this year! The only disappointing one is the Advent Calendar, but there’s a lot that isn’t visible. I love the snow theme, and there’s a purple kayak in 41315! The net at the front of the catamaran looks intriguing, and there’s a banana boat, which is very clever. Much of the snow theme has been done before in previous Advent Calendars, except now it’s on a much larger scale. The chairlift especially is fun.
- 21035: Aolomon E. Guggenheim Museum
- 21036: Arc de Triomphe
Architecture sets are always elegant and stunning to look at, using elements in very clever ways, and these to are at that same standard. I love the Guggenheim Museum. The curves are perfectly represented.
- 31066: Space Shuttle Explorer
- 31067: Modular Poolside Holiday
- 31068: Modular Modern Home
- 31069: Modern Family Villa
- 31070: Turbo Track Racer
There are some interesting choices in designs here. I’m surprised that another space shuttle is being released, and I love the Modular Modern Home. LEGO has really embraced the technology in this set, with an electric car, solar panels, as well as a cute trampoline, although I’m not sure why the dog is on it!
What did you think? Any new favourites? Let me know below.