31 May 2024

LEGO® The Lord of the Rings review: 40693 Fell Beast

Posted by Ben Davies

To mark the release of LEGO® Icons 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr on Saturday, those who purchase the set between 1 and 7 June 2024 will also receive the desirable 40693 The Lord of the Rings: Fell Beast as a gift with purchase, while stocks last. We've received an early copy for review.

30 May 2024

LEGO® Friends review: 42638 Castle Bed and Breakfast

Posted by tobymac

When you hear the word castle, most AFOLs will think of fortified walls, towers, drawbridges, moats, knights, archers and trebuchets... and of course grey, grey and grey. But despite having the word castle in its name, today’s set doesn’t fit that description at all.

Snuggle in for a cosy night and delicious morning as we stay at the new LEGO® Friends set 42638 Castle Bed and Breakfast.

29 May 2024

LEGO® Creator set review + MOC: 31148 Retro Roller Skate

Posted by Eero

LEGO® Creator is the odd-one-out of the evergreen themes: you never know what the next wave will entail. It seems that people generally like the sets, but a die-hard LEGO Creator fan is one of the rarest types of LEGO hobbyists. New Elementary features LEGO Creator sets infrequently, as they rarely have any new pieces. However in the esteemed January 2024 wave, set 31148 Retro Roller Skate caught my eye. To find out why, let's roll.

28 May 2024

Revealed: LEGO® The Legend of Zelda: 77092 Great Deku Tree 2-in-1

Posted by Admin

We've been waiting a long time, and at last The LEGO Group have just announced an upcoming set based upon The Legend of Zelda video game series! 

77092 The Legend of Zelda Great Deku Tree 2-in-1 will be available on 1 September 2024, but you can secure your copy right now because pre-orders from LEGO.com are already available

LEGO® Pick a Brick: new elements added in June 2024

Posted by Admin

We've been advised that starting from today, Tuesday 28 May 2024, LEGO® Pick a Brick are adding new elements from February 2024 sets to the service. They may take some time to appear in all territories, and some might appear as being out of stock.

New Pick a Brick pieces for June 2024

You can view the list by category or colour.

If you need it, here's the list from last month – elements added in May 2024.

All text © New Elementary, element images ©2024 The LEGO Group.

26 May 2024

LEGO® Friends: new parts for June 2024

Posted by tobymac

Summer is coming (for the northern hemisphere); often a time for vacation. The June 2024 LEGO® Friends wave offers several forms of relaxation, with sets taking us to an adventure camp, the beach, a water park and a Bed and Breakfast in an old castle. If you don't have time off though, you can still grab a pastry at the café. 

LEGO has sent us most of the wave for an early peek. Before I take a closer look at the sets themselves, I’ve gathered all new elements found across the whole wave in this overview for you.

24 May 2024

Moko's MOCs with set 76414 Expecto Patronum

Posted by Thomas Jenkins

Parts wizard Moko is back with some more MOCs for New Elementary. This time he has been working his magic with the elements found in the 2023 LEGO® Harry Potter™ set 76414 Expecto Patronum.

21 May 2024

LEGO® Icons review: 10332 Medieval Town Square

Posted by Ben Davies

Hear ye, hear ye! The fan-favorite LEGO® Castle System has returned once again in the form of LEGO® Icons 10332 Medieval Town Square. The set was released at the start of March, and marketed as a reimagining of 2009's 10193 Medieval Market Village, and a companion set to 10305 Lion Knights' Castle.

Considering the excellence of these previous sets, we were eager to examine 10332 Medieval Town Square to see how it compares!

18 May 2024

LEGO® Jurassic World Chaos Theory reviews: sets 76962, 76965 & 76966

Posted by Kev Levell

Three new LEGO® Jurassic World sets are coming on 1 June 2024, produced to tie-in with the upcoming Jurassic World: Chaos Theory series that debuts on Netflix on 24 May: 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck, 76965 Dinosaur Missions: Stegosaurus Discovery and 76962 Baby Bumpy: Ankylosaurus

The main focus of two of the sets are new moulded dinosaurs that are sure to excite the LEGO palaeontology fans out there, young and old.

15 May 2024

LEGO® Icons review: 10333 The Lord of the Rings: Barad-dûr

Posted by Jonas Kramm

Today we cast our fiery eye over the new elements in the massive LEGO® Barad-dûr. The 83cm-tall tower of Mordor is the next LEGO Icons Lord of the Rings set, and features not only detailed minifigures, but also some precious recolours and prints. As a huge LOTR fan I will try my luck to simply walk into Mordor.

14 May 2024

Revealed: LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Barad-dûr and Fell Beast Gift with Purchase

Posted by Admin

Here's one we Sauron the internet... another LEGO® Icons The Lord of the Rings™ set! This 5,471-piece model will retail on 1 June for US$459.99. Mordor? Sounds like more-dollar to me!

13 May 2024

LEGO® Speed Champions review: 76920 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Sports Car

Posted by Tom Loftus

Today we take a look at 76920 Ford Mustang Dark Horse Sports Car. It may only have a few new moulds, but it remains the literal dark horse of the March 2024 LEGO® Speed Champions wave.

11 May 2024

LEGO® Icons review: 10334 Retro Radio

Posted by tobymac

Long ago, in an era lost in time, before podcasts, Spotify and MP3s, people used magical boxes called "radios" to listen to music, the news and plays. 

Let's take a trip back in time as we build LEGO® Icons set 10334 Retro Radio. Stay tuned – as this is a time before the pause button or replay!

09 May 2024

Revealed: LEGO® Icons 10334 Retro Radio

Posted by Admin

Well, many people thought it would be a gramophone, but no, it's slightly newer than that – LEGO® Icons set 10334 is a Retro Radio! Coming on 1 June, this vintage recreation has some neat LEGO® Technic functions inside, as well as another version of the new sound brick that premiered recently in the Harry Potter Sorting Hat.

LEGO® Pick a Brick: element removal June 2024

Posted by Admin

Advance notice to help you plan your shopping! LEGO® Pick a Brick (PaB) are going to remove more than 150 elements from the service in late June / early July 2024.

View the list of Last Chance PaB here, which can be sorted by colour or category.

Should you buy now?

Now is a good time to be buying because earlier this month, the new elements from January 2024 LEGO sets were added to PaB. You may prefer to wait until early June though, when many new elements from February sets are expected to be added. Mind you, now this has been announced, these parts might sell out!

We hope the list is helpful for you to catch things you want before they leave.

08 May 2024

LEGO® Architecture review: 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris

Posted by Eero

In 1957, a LEGO® set numbered 1309 was released, depicting a white church built in 1762. 56 years later, in 2013, a set named 21015 The Leaning Tower of Pisa joined it, depicting the belfry of the Pisa Cathedral – more well-known than the cathedral itself. Two years later, St. Mark's Basilica was featured in set 21026 Venice. The LEGO Group has shown in recent times that religious buildings are not "banned" in its products, as is commonly thought. They are only very rare.

It is not hard to understand why real-world religious themes are uncommon in LEGO products. Firstly, there is banality of making commerce from religion, and it can lead to protest by interest groups. Secondly, there is the argument of equality: is presenting only certain religions unfair, shouldn't they all be equally cherished... and monetised? Religion often intervenes with politics and human rights, and is a sensitive and personal subject in its own right, too.

LEGO® Architecture 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris is a set that depicts a Catholic church building; undoubtedly the set and its subject have strong religious aspects. On the other hand, the existence of the cathedral itself is not in question and, aside from its main function, it has high value in terms of architectural history, cityscape, arts & crafts... and monetary value in global tourism and souvenirs such as scale models, magnets, puzzles and everything imaginable. The cathedral fell into decay until Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame raised it to a new level of awareness. A comprehensive restoration and redesign followed. Monetisation and depictions in non-religious contexts are nothing new to Notre-Dame de Paris.

06 May 2024

LEGO® NINJAGO® review & MOC: 71813 Wolf Mask Shadow Dojo

Posted by Caz Mockett

71813 Wolf Mask Shadow Dojo is one of the larger sets in the March 2024 LEGO® NINJAGO® wave; part of Dragons Rising Season 2. The striking structure has some appealing colours, plenty of play features and 8 minifigures. Let's take a closer look at all the details.

04 May 2024

03 May 2024

LEGO® Speed Champions review: 76921 Audi S1 e-tron quattro Race Car

Posted by Tom Loftus

Today we return to the March 2024 wave of LEGO® Speed Champions sets with a look at 76921 Audi S1 e-tron quattro Race Car.

In its tracks are a multitude of prints and a modest selection of new elements. We'll take a closer look at them first, before catching up with the finished car. 

02 May 2024

Revealed: LEGO® NINJAGO® 71814 Tournament Temple City and 71822 Source Dragon of Motion

Posted by Admin

Three upcoming LEGO® NINJAGO® sets coming in June 2024 have been added to the LEGO website, and they're stunning.

The largest of all is the 14+ set 71814 Tournament Temple City, but  another, 71822 Source Dragon of Motion, is the largest LEGO dragon to date.

01 May 2024

LEGO® Pick a Brick: new elements added in May 2024

Posted by Admin

Starting from Friday 3 May 2024, LEGO® Pick a Brick added new elements from January 2024 sets to the service.

You can view the parts by category or colour.