LEGO® Con 2022 Reveals

LEGO Con 2022 Reveals

LEGO® Con 2022 aired earlier today. The two hour event featured some pretty amazing, family friendly content. Additionally, we got some killer new set reveals. True North Bricks has all the details and some great images of all the upcoming sets summarized below, including a new theme. If you missed the show, read on for a full blow by blow account!

LEGO® Masters All Stars!

Ignoring the pre-show build challenges, the show kicked off with a LEGO® Masters All Stars challenge! Melvin Odoom from LEGO® Masters UK hosted along with judges Matthew Ashton (UK) and Jamie Berard (USA). The all star builders present in Denmark included teams from LEGO® Masters USA (Randall and Syreeta), Denmark (Magnus and Frederik), and Finland (Hanna and Nelly). Their challenge? To build a 90th anniversary LEGO® cake before the end of the show…

Introducing the Sanctum Sanctorum

Next up, designer Justin Ramsden popped up on set to reveal the latest from Marvel Superheroes. Rumors abound of this set on the internet, and we finally have official confirmation. Additionally, the massive set connects with the Iconic modulars line of buildings!

  • SET #: 76218
  • THEME: Marvel Superheroes
  • COST: $309.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 2708
  • MINIFIGURES: 9
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.103 (very good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 301 (low minifig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This 2,708-piece recreation of the Sanctum Sanctorum, the notorious residence of Doctor Strange, incorporates classic scenes from Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The top story houses the museum of mystical collections, the middle section contains the library and at ground-level there are familiar features both inside and out. 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: Sanctum Sanctorum
Sanctum Sanctorum (76218). ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Who you calling a brick head?

Melvin Odoom came back with a news segment. Most of the news was not really new… They discussed the new Legoland Park in Korea, and the upcoming LEGO® Art Rolling Stones set. However, Odoom also shared a new BrickHeadz set!

  • SET #: 40542
  • THEME: BrickHeadz
  • COST: $24.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 530
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.047 (amazing value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: N/A
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Kids and fans of FC Barcelona will be thrilled to build a BrickHeadz™ model of themselves playing for one of the world’s biggest football clubs! They can choose from 3 different skin tones, tan, light brown or dark brown; 4 different hair colors, blonde, brown, ginger, or black; and many different hair styles including spikes, ponytails, a mohawk or bald. The shirt features the club’s iconic crest on the front, while there are also 2 sticker sheets for them to add their favorite number on the back. 

The Galaxy Explorer

Next up, we received the highly anticipated news of the 90th anniversary sets. You might recall, in 2021, fans were able to vote for their favorite themes of days gone by.

  • SET #: 10497
  • THEME: Iconic
  • COST: $129.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1254
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • PRE-ORDER: June 18, 2022
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.104 (very good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 314 (low fig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Celebrate 90 years of LEGO® creations with this nostalgic building project for adults. This special anniversary edition of the Classic 497 LEGO Galaxy Explorer retains all the features of the 1979 set but on a bigger scale. Step back in time and enjoy a relaxing build, crafting all the details. With 4 astronaut figures and accessories, there’s lots to explore in this tribute to a LEGO fan classic. 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: Galaxy Explorer
LEGO® Con 2022 Reveals: Galaxy Explorer. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Behold the Lion Knights Castle!

While I kind of expected this to be the last reveal of show, this was the highlight of LEGO® Con for me. I loved Castles as a kid. Consequently, I am beyond excited to get to reveal the EPIC Lion Knights Castle. How many Minifigures is that? Count ’em, peeps… 22.

  • SET #: 10305
  • THEME: Iconic
  • COST: $499.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 4514
  • MINIFIGURES: 22
  • VIP EARLY ACCESS: August 3, 2022
  • RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.100 (very good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 205 (satisfactory minifig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: It’s the build adult LEGO® fans have been waiting for. A classic – reimagined. Celebrating 90 years of LEGO history, the Lion Knights’ Castle is a new interpretation of the iconic LEGO Castle theme. The impressive set is packed with details, and with 4,514 pieces it offers a project to savor. So rekindle your childhood joy as you uncover the many stories and surprises packed into this model. 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: Lion Knights' Castle
LEGO® Con 2022 Reveals: Lion Knights’ Castle. ©2022 The LEGO® Group

Minifigures Series 23 Sneak Peek

Next, we were joined by designers for the LEGO® Minifigures series. In addition to discussing the minifig design process, we got a sneak peek of three Minifigures coming this fall in Series 23. Firstly, designers teased the Cardboard Robot in giant fig form. Next, we saw a holiday reindeer costume and a boat costume. That’s three figs down, and nine more to reveal in the coming months.

UPDATE: The full series 23 was revealed shortly after LEGO® Con ended. Click here to see them.

The first LEGO® Avatar set revealed!

The official Avatar account on Twitter teased earlier in the week that this was coming. Additionally, the internet has swirled with rumors for months. Now, we have a first look at a set from the upcoming lineup. Interestingly, we learned the minifigs are all new designs. Longer legs (seen previously), longer arms, and new head designs.

  • NAME: Toruk Makto and the Tree of Souls
  • SET #: 75574
  • THEME: Avatar
  • COST: $199.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1212
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • OF INTEREST: 1 direhorse
  • RELEASE DATE: October 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.149 (satisfactory value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 242 (passable fig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Join Jake Sully, Neytiri, Mo’at and Tsu’Tey at the Tree of Souls! This LEGO® Avatar set reflects the scene where Jake joins with the majestic Toruk and becomes the 6th Toruk Makto. Dive into the intense effort to defend the important landmark of the Na’vi people, flying on the Toruk or riding the fierce Direhorse. Let the roots of the tree wrap around you and join the rest of the Na’vi as they commune together! 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: Toruk Makto and the Tree of Souls
Toruk Makto and the Tree of Souls. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Minecraft – The Skeleton Dungeon

It’s off to the world of Minecraft and a build challenge. We got to see two content creators co-build a Minecraft scene, half in bricks and half digital. On top of that, LEGO® designers revealed two new sets.

  • SET #: 21189
  • THEME: Minecraft
  • COST: $44.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 364
  • MINIFIGURES: 4
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.124 (good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 91 (very good fig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Use your pickaxe to explore the stalagmites and stalactites of the dripstone cave. Be careful – there are 2 skeletons in the dungeon below! Push a stalagmite to make rocks crash down onto the hostile mobs. Then climb down the dripleaves in the lush cave to battle the skeletons with your crossbow. But watch out – a spin of the spawner causes another skeleton to appear, wearing enchanted armor! 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: The Skeleton Dungeon
The Skeleton Dungeon. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

The Abandoned Village

  • SET #: 21190
  • THEME: Minecraft
  • COST: $59.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 422
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.118 (good value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 141 (good fig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Grab your sword, it’s time to reclaim the abandoned village from the zombies! Battle the zombie villager at the blast furnace, seize the zombie farm and capture the abandoned house. Now you can rebuild the village in your own awesome style! Clear the cobwebs, combine the different buildings, and add furniture and tools for work. Finally, build a campfire – and plan your next adventure! 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: The Abandoned Village
The Abandonned Village. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Gaming News

LEGO® Con continued with some gaming news from Melvin Odoom. There was nothing new in this segment. We saw LEGO® Brawls and the Skywalker Saga. Additionally, Melvin gave us some information about LEGO® Bricktales, which I have already tried out. You can learn more about it and see the game play in my demo review.

©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Super Mario Character Packs

In a frantic search through LEGO® House, designers found all of the new Super Mario character pack figurines. The new buildable characters were hidden throughout brick bins in the Home of the Brick.

FLORAL ART SET

Featuring designs from around the world, LEGO® Con revealed the next Art set. Floral Art comes complete with depictions inspired by blooms from Romania, Denmark, or Indonesia. Obviously, you can also use the parts to make your own designs!

  • SET #: 31207
  • THEME: Iconic
  • COST: $99.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 2870
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.03 (amazing value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: N/A
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Open botanical creativity awaits in this LEGO® Art Floral Art (31207) wall kit. Bring bold colors and design possibilities into your home as you build. You can also let your imagination bloom with your own motif. Enjoy a zone of joyful zen filled with flowers, peace and stress relief as you click each piece into place. 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: Floral Art Set
Floral Art set. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

And from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…

A horrible tease, LOL. We got a blurred out view of all the 2023 sets with bleeped out names. However, two sets were officially revealed.

  • NAME: AT-TE Walker
  • SET #: 75337
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $179.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1082
  • MINIFIGURES: 5 + 3 Battle Droids
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.166 (satisfactory value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 135 (good fig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Power into battle against the Separatist Droid Army, with the mighty AT-TE Walker! With Commander Cody in the cockpit, stride across rocky terrain and fire the rotating heavy blaster cannon. Grab weapons and thermal detonators from the cabin and deploy the 212th Clone Troopers to fight the Battle Droids on the ground. Who will triumph in the Battle of Utapau? It’s up to you! 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: AT-TE Walker
AT-TE Walker. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Cad Bane’s The Justifier

  • NAME: The Justifier
  • SET #: 75323
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $209.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1022
  • MINIFIGURES: 4 + Todo 360 Droid
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.196 (passable value)
  • BRICKS/FIG: 256 (passable minifig count)
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Bounty hunter Cad Bane has imprisoned Omega on board The Justifier. This awesome starship has a super-detailed cockpit, spring-loaded shooters and cool flight and landing modes. Help Omega break out from the laser jail cell, with help from droid Todo 360, and team up with Hunter to get away. But there’s a big bounty reward on her head, so Bane and Fennec Shand won’t give up easily! 
LEGO Con 2022 Reveals: The Justifier
The Justifier. ©2022 The LEGO® Group.

Of course, LEGO® Con also featured lots of other content. Many sets we’ve already reported on got the spotlight. These included the latest Harry Potter, City Stuntz, and Lightyear sets, as well as the new Technic Ferrari. We also saw guest appearances from various celebrities. We saw Angus MacLane (Lightyear director), Ekow Nimako (Ghanaian-Canadian LEGO® Artist), Jon Landau (Avatar Producer), and Evanna Lynch (actress from Harry Potter films). If you want to catch everything, you can watch LEGO® Con 2022 on the official LEGO® YouTube channel.

The reveals were really the highlight of the show. I can’t believe the size of the Lion Knights’ Castle! Where was that set when I was a KFOL playing with castles? All the same, I’m psyched that I can get one later this summer. Classic Space fans are also in for a treat with the Galaxy Explorer. Of course, that says nothing about the Star Wars, Avatar, and Sanctum Sanctorum news. Ultimately, I consider this year’s LEGO® Con a resounding success. What did you think? Which set(s) are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below or reach out social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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4 comments

  • That was my fastest pre-order yet.

    Galaxy Explorer 2.0 – you will be mine.

    That castle is awesome too but spaceships come first.

    Overall, surprised at all the goodies they announced.

    • Nice! The Galaxy Explorer looks amazing. I think LEGO took comments about last year’s con to heart in planning this one… One of the big complaints last year was that they didn’t really reveal anything new. They mostly just showed unreleased sets we all knew about. This year, there was a real effort to reveal sets.

  • The Castle and Sanctum Sanctorum both look spectacular. Unfortunately, their respective prices on the Lego online shop are $500 and $310, rather than the lower prices of $450 and $280 reported here. I assume Lego decided to hike the prices at the last minute?

    Kind of sours my enthusiasm, and makes it seem like they’re just trying to squeeze a few extra dollars out of fans. Any way to contact them and encourage them to honour the original prices in the press release?

    • Whoops! Prices fixed, thanks for noticing. The prices are high, and I understand the decrease in enthusiasm. However, in this case, I think the price errors previously reported where mine and not the LEGO Group’s.

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