31 December 2022

LEGO® Speed Champions interview: Christopher Stamp discusses new part 3386

Posted by Thomas Jenkins

During Skaerbaek Fan Media Days 2022, New Elementary’s Tim Johnson and Francesco Spreafico had the opportunity to chat with LEGO® Speed Champions Design Manager Christopher Leslie Stamp about the new sets to be released in 2023. As part of this, Chris unveiled several new elements that will be appearing in the March wave of sets.

We will be telling you more about the sets and elements soon, but today we share with you our discussion about one particularly interesting element, which Chris considers “a game changer”!

LEGO® Icons 10312 Jazz Club: build and features review

Posted by Zachary Hill

Last week, New Elementary jumped into LEGO® Icons 10312 Jazz Club's new parts, along with designer insights. Now we're looking at the completed build and features of next year's musical Modular, which is released at midnight tonight. If you're buying it (or anything from LEGO.com) and have appreciated our work in 2022, please consider using our affiliate links. We may earn a small fee, or a medium one if you've really got a lot of sets to get your hands on! USA | UK | Australia (other countries can change region in the page footer).

At three stories tall and dressed in nearly the three primary colours, this Modular Building splits into four pieces. Just like mozzarella and basil, the combination of jazz club and pizzeria make a delicious pairing.

24 December 2022

LEGO® Friends review: 41732 Downtown Flower and Design Stores

Posted by tobymac

After examining all of the new elements found in the January 2023 LEGO® Friends wave, it’s time to take a look at the largest of the sets, 41732 Downtown Flower and Design Stores. With 2010 parts, it's not just the largest piece count of the wave, it's the largest ever in the 10 years of the LEGO Friends theme. It's even the first LEGO Friends set to have a 12+ age recommendation.

I’ve been hoping for a Modular-sized LEGO Friends build, and this set comes close. Let’s find out if that 12+ mark is warranted.

22 December 2022

LEGO® Friends January 2023: New blocks on the kids

Posted by tobymac

We're nearing 2023, which means a new wave of sets will soon be upon us. Over the next few weeks, here on the website and on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, I'll be taking a look at 17 of the LEGO® Friends sets that have been announced. A lot has changed in Heartlake City, and this brings a lot of new elements. Let's take a look at those changes, and all the new elements!

21 December 2022

LEGO® Icons 10312 Jazz Club: New parts in the musical Modular

Posted by Zachary Hill

The LEGO Group's 2023 Modular Building is 10312 Jazz Club and New Elementary has already scoured the three-story venue for new and rare parts. Brickmaster Jamie Berard, creative lead of the LEGO® Icons team, joins us in this euphonious examination to share insights on its design, which was led by Anderson Ward Grubb.

20 December 2022

LEGO® NINJAGO® review: 71786 Zane's Ice Dragon Creature

Posted by Kev Levell

As I write this review, my part of the UK is inches deep in snow and has plunged to sub zero temperatures. Cold winds brought here by the Nindroid’s new beast, perhaps?

Part of January’s LEGO® NINJAGO® ‘Core’ subtheme release, 71786 Zane's Ice Dragon Creature doesn’t tie to the TV show and so it’s free to just be its own thing. And an awesome-looking thing it is too. Today were are reviewing this huge, glacial-coloured hexapod. 

17 December 2022

LEGO® Monkie Kid review & MOC: 80043 Yellow Tusk Elephant

Posted by Caz Mockett

Thomas Jenkins has already reviewed the largest offering of the January 2023 wave of LEGO® Monkie Kid sets, 80045 Monkey King Ultra Mech, and I have taken a look at 80040 Monkie Kid's Combi Mech and 80041 Mei's Dragon Jet in a combined review. Today I'm turning my attention to 80043 Yellow Tusk Elephant, which sits in the middle of the range, and I will be assessing 80044 Monkie Kid's Team Hideout very soon. For brevity, I will refer to them by their set numbers in the text below.

14 December 2022

LEGO® Monkie Kid™ review & MOC: 80040 Monkie Kid's Combi Mech & 80041 Mei's Dragon Jet

Posted by Caz Mockett
The January 2023 wave of LEGO® Monkie Kid™ includes two sets at the £17.99 price point. Today I take a look at 80040 Monkie Kid's Combi Mech and 80041 Mei's Dragon Jet, and highlight the interesting elements they contain.

13 December 2022

LEGO® Monkie Kid™ review: 80045 Monkey King Ultra Mech

Posted by Thomas Jenkins

Today we’re looking at 80045 Monkey King Ultra Mech: the largest of the upcoming January wave of LEGO® Monkie Kid™ sets. Soon, Caz Mockett will be investigating the other four sets: 80040 Monkie Kid Combi Mech, 80041 Mei’s Dragon Jet, 80043 Yellow Tusk Elephant, and 80044 Monkie Kid’s Team Hideout. What better way to celebrate the approaching new year than with some brand-new LEGO sets and elements?

09 December 2022

LEGO® Icons review: 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Posted by Zachary Hill

The latest LEGO® Icons car pays homage to one of history's most influential American automobile designs. The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro oozes cool with its strong lines and powerful V8 engine and is still one of the manufacturer's most recognizable designs today.

10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1969 represents the other half of a generations-long "pony car" rivalry: this centerpiece of car culture is General Motors' answer to the Ford Mustang, which appeared as a Creator Expert car in 2019. Are you on team Chevy or team Ford? Either way, read on for the Camaro's new parts and smart building techniques, that are sure to appease both sides.

06 December 2022

LEGO® Monkie Kid review & MOCs: 80034 Nezha's Fire Ring

Posted by Caz Mockett

80034 Nezha's Fire Ring was part of the January 2022 wave of the LEGO® Monkie Kid theme. Let's take a look at the interesting elements to and build the set, before we have a play with some of the parts.

02 December 2022

What are the new LEGO® parts for December 2022 and which sets contain the most?

Posted by tobymac

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I've created a list showing the 22 new LEGO® elements added in December 2022, with links to which sets they come in so you can check for the ones you might be interested in. And for those of you who instead prefer our list of sets showing which contain the most new elements, click here.