December 2, 2023

Majisto’s Magical Workshop GWP Leaked!

I’ve been waiting for this news all year. For months, rumours swirled of a Majisto’s Magical Workshop remake, similar to the Forest Hideout from 2022. Last summer, the whispers shifted, pointing to a Black Friday GWP release. This week, the rumours gained more credibility with a leak of the box art on Reddit. Interestingly, the picture is quite clear to boot. From what I can tell, this is a faithful recreation of the original set. Undoubtedly, it features some updates with modern pieces, similar to Forest Hideout. For example, a quick glance already reveals the axes are different. However, that is to be expected. Of course, I don’t know all the details of this set yet since this was a leak. Additionally, there is no official word from the LEGO® Group yet, so take everything that follows with a grain of salt.

Majisto’s Magical Workshop (Remake)

  • SET #: 40601
  • THEME: Gift-with-Purchase
  • BRICK COUNT: 365
  • RELEASE DATE: November 18, 2023
  • AVAILABILITY: Rumors indicate the set will be available from November 18-19 (double points weekend). It allegedly returns November 24-27 (Black Friday/Cyber Monday).

I don’t know the value or the actual price point for this set yet. I estimate it has a value around $30-35 CAD. Additionally, if previous years are any indication, you will probably need to spend around $220 CAD to get one. Of course, last year we saw two GWPs, one for $220 CAD and the other for $320 CAD. With that said, Forest Hideout came with purchases over $190 CAD back in 2022. I suppose we’ll know the actual values soon enough.

Majisto’s Magical Workshop (Original)

  • SET #: 6048
  • THEME: Castle
  • RRP: $26.00 USD
    Note: Canadian and American LEGO® prices were fairly close in 1994.
  • BRICK COUNT: 185
  • RELEASED: 1994

I still have my original Majisto’s Magical Workshop from childhood. In fact, the image above is a photo of my own instruction manual. I’m tempted to re-build the set now that I know the remake is coming. I like how the new design appears true to the original. I even like the new door that LEGO® added. The piece count is considerably higher as well. However, I am not a fan of the new Majisto minifig. He looks identical to the boring wizard from the Lion Knights Castle. Even the original Majisto had torso printing. I wish they’d given us the wizard from the June ’22 BAM selection. With that said, the new Dragon Knight is awesome. And it’s a female minifig too based on blurrier photos that I saw online. I’m excited for this release. What do you think? Let me know in the comments or reach out on social media.

Until next time,


The original Majisto compared with the version from Lion Knights Castle and the build-a-mini wizard from 2022.
The original Majisto, the Majisto we’re getting (from Lion Knights Castle), and the Majisto we deserve.

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