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Buying Guide: Every new LEGO set releasing in August 2022

August 2022 is coming up, and with it, an absolutely massive LEGO release window with a slew of awesome new sets going on sale.

August is a huge month for The LEGO Group, as the company will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on 10 August 2022, and to commemorate the milestone, we have sets like 10497 Galaxy Explorer and 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle as an ode to LEGO’s historic Classic Space and Castle themes.

Other notable launches include 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum, 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and 10306 Atari 2600, and those in North America will finally get their hands on the Summer wave of LEGO Ninjago, City, Creator 3-in-1 and Monkie Kid sets, which previously released in June elsewhere.

It’s also not just about big expensive sets, but there are several smaller, more affordable sets like 76911 007 Aston Martin DB5, 76912 Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, 40574 LEGO® Brand Store and 40521 Mini Disney The Haunted Mansion to pick up as well.

Update: For those looking for 40574 LEGO® Brand Store, I’ve just heard from LEGO that this will be an in-store exclusive in North America, which is why it got removed online. Looks like you’ll have to head in-store for this one.

To help you navigate all the new LEGO releases in August 2022, here’s a comprehensive shopping guide to all the new LEGO sets available soon!

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LEGO August 2022 Gift with Purchase (GWP)

So if you’re planning on picking up any of the new August 2022 sets, you may want to wait, as 40567 Forest Hideout will be making a return as a gift with purchase in August.

The Forest Hideout GWP offer will run from 2 – 14 August 2022 according to information supplied by LEGO when I reviewed the set in June. Some people online have claimed that it will be available from the 1st of August… so I’m not entirely sure who to believe as there may be a chance that they’ve adjusted the dates, so do check out the LEGO Offers and Promotions for confirmation, and of course, wait till it appears in your Shopping Cart.

Just like the previous June offer, 40567 Forest Hideout will be available from LEGO.com and your local LEGO stores, and is free with purchases of US$150 / AU$209 / £150 while stocks last.

LEGO Icons August 2022

10497 Galaxy Explorer – 1 August 2022

August is going to be a celebration of LEGO’s heritage, and we 10497 Galaxy Explorer, an incredible update of a Classic Space Icon, the 497/928 Galaxy Explorer which will finally go on sale on 1 August 2022.

To relive the nostalgia of Classic Space, be sure to read my review of 10497 Galaxy Explorer, and also check out the Alternate Models you can build, and a box comparison between the original and 2022 version

Rating and score: 4/5 ★★★★✰

10305 Lion Knights’ Castle

Next up is THE big release of August, 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle which goes on sale on 3 August 2022 for LEGO VIPs (be sure to be logged in!), ahead of a general release on 8 August 2022.

This set is the ultimate homage to LEGO Castle, and is one of my top sets of 2022, if not ever. Despite the very high pricetag, at 4,514 pieces and with 22 minifigures, it doesn’t feel like poor value.

To see more of the set, read my review of 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle, which received a perfect 5/5 rating.

Rating and score: 5/5 ★★★★★

10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

For American muscle car fans, and LEGO Icons (formerly Creator Expert) vehicles, you’ll get the chance to build and own your very own 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, which comes with 4 ways to personalise and customise the look of this historic car.

If you’re in Australia, the 10304 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 will launch on 1 September 2022.

10306 Atari 2600

Retro gaming and Atari fans are in for a treat in August, with the release of 10306 Atari 2600, a highly detailed, faithfully designed LEGO version of the Atari 2600.

Check out my review of the LEGO Atari 2600 to see more of the set, including the hidden 80s gaming room inside!

Rating and score: 3/5 ★★★✰✰

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LEGO Seasonal & Iconic August 2022

This year’s Halloween mini seasonal set 40570 Halloween Cat & Mouse will go on sale on 1 August, following on from 40523 Easter Rabbits Display, and 40522 Valentine Lovebirds.

Additionally, don’t forget that the new LEGO Brand Store set will also be out, and I think will prove quite popular, check out my review of 40574 LEGO Brand Store to see what you can expect!

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LEGO Star Wars August 2022 sets

Do note that the highly anticipated 75337 AT-TE Walker has been delayed in the US, and will arrive a few weeks later. This only impacts North America, so for those of us in Australia, Asia, the UK or Europe, the AT-TE will launch as planned on 1 August 2022.

Check out my review of 40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader Brickheadz!

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes August 2022

76218 Sanctum Santorum

The big LEGO Marvel set launching on 1 August 2022 is the highly anticipated 76218 Sanctum Sanctorum, a super-detailed version of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum that also doubles as a modular building.

Check out my review of 76218 Sanctum Santorum to see more and uncover all the secrets hidden within the Sanctum.

Rating and score: 4/5 ★★★★✰

August also ushers in the worldwide launch of 76223 Nano Gauntlet (which is also available from Amazon.com).

North America will also finally get their hands on the uber-adorable 76217 I am Groot!

Check out my review of 76217 I Am Groot to see more of the lovable sentient alien plant!

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LEGO Speed Champions August 2022

For petrolheads, two of the most highly anticipated LEGO Speed Champions sets will become available on 1 August 2022, with the theme taking on 2 licensed properties – James Bond and the Fast & Furious!

These are going to be crazy popular, especially 76911 007 Aston Martin DB5 which comes with the very first official James Bond (Daniel Craig) minifigure.

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21058 Great Pyramid of Giza

North America will also finally see the launch of 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza, which will retail for US$129.99. This set launched worldwide in June 2022.

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LEGO Technic August 2022

Check out reviews of 42144 Material Handler and 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter from RacingBrick on Youtube for a LEGO Technic expert’s perspective!

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LEGO Dots August 2022

LEGO Dots has its first licensed sub-theme, with a Mickey & Friends collection, including some really cool Mickey & Minnie printed tiles.

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LEGO Art August 2022

New to the LEGO Art theme is 31207 Floral Art which was unveiled at LEGO CON 2022.

After being available for the rest of the world, North America will also finally be able to order 31206 The Rolling Stones

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LEGO Brickheadz August 2022

August 2022 is a mixed bag of LEGO Brickheadz, with Star Wars, 2 Football (soccer) clubs, and two more Brickheadz Pets in the form of 40545 Koi Fish and 40546 Poodle!

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LEGO Disney August 2022

New for North America, the small wave of 4+ Mickey & Friends sets will be available after launching in Asia Pacific and Europe in June 2022.

For Disney Princess fans, the massive 43205 Ultimate Adventure Castle will also go on sale, featuring the largest Disney Princess playsets yet, with room for 5 Disney Princesses, Snow White, Moana, Ariel, Tiana and Rapunzel.

Lastly, the new Mini Disney Haunted Mansion will also be out, and is the perfect tiny companion to 40478 Mini Disney Castle!

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LEGO Super Mario August 2022

New for August 2022 is the new wave of LEGO Super Mario sets, featuring a new playable LEGO Princess Peach character!

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LEGO Ninjago August 2022 (US)

Finally, North American fans will be able to get their hands on the new wave of LEGO Ninjago Crystalised sets! These were available in the UK, Europe and Australia in June 2022, and is a really excellent (albeit expensive) wave that will no doubt excite Ninjago fans.

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LEGO Monkie Kid (US)

North America will also get their hands on the new small wave of Monkie Kid sets which released in June 2022 for the rest of the world!

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LEGO City (US)

North America had a split wave of City sets, and in August 2022, the full Summer LEGO City wave will be available, including 60337 Express Passenger Train, 60336 Freight Train and the excellent 60347 Grocery Store

Check out my review of 60347 Grocery Store which comes with the very first LEGO Minifigure with a modern prosthetic leg!

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LEGO Creator 3-in-1 (US)

North America will also finally get their hands on the new Summer wave of Creator 3-in-1 sets, which include the fantastic 31132 Viking Ship and the Midgard Serpent!

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And that’s it for all the LEGO launches in August! Happy shopping and I hope you manage to enjoy some of these launches!

Are you planning on making any purchases in August? Let me know in the comments what’s on your wishlist!

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26 responses to “Buying Guide: Every new LEGO set releasing in August 2022”

  1. Heather says:

    Curious if you might know when the hocus pocus set will be released? I can’t find anything other than it passing all the voting rounds. Thanks! -H

  2. Andykim says:

    I want to buy everything!!

  3. Nick says:

    Looks like the forest GWP isn’t coming back to Australia. Extremely disappointed and not sure if I’ll order the 10305 castle tomorrow now

    • Jay says:

      It’s odd, because the LCS, Dreamworld and Legoland Discovery Centre Shops have it as an offer. Maybe order from them instead?

      • Nick says:

        Thanks for the suggestions!

        Dreamworld unfortunately is over $40 shipping

        LCS said “Unfortunately, I cannot confirm at this stage. I have checked with head office, this offer has not yet been confirmed for release. I would suggest to just keep an eye out on our site and your emails for any updates.“ and it’s not on their site that I can see atm

        Discovery centre is a good idea but they still have the castle as coming soon (after midnight so it’s the 3rd now) so might have to wait until it’s not a vip pre release

        • Nick says:

          Quick update

          Dreamworld ended up being $20 shipping (I had tested pre-release with another large box that had come to over $40) so I ordered from them (essentially paying $20 for the forest hideout). Was able to call them after ordering to ensure they had gwp stock left

          Discovery centre replied “The castle is only available for annual Pass holders until it’s release on 8th August. We have plenty of the gifts in stock” – so this could be a good avenue for people if they can wait

          Great blog Jay!

  4. Jerry says:

    The free Forest Hideout has already sold out by 8 AM EST 🙁 Guess I should have stayed up past midnight.

    • Ben says:

      Did it actually go live? I checked just after midnight and still not there…

      • Jay says:

        So just heard from a rep at LEGO – it looks like the LEGO Brand Store is meant to be an in-store exclusive in North America, which is why it was removed online.

        Not sure if this is temporary, but quite disappointing.

      • Jerry says:

        I spoke with customer service by phone and was told the deal went live at midnight August 1st. The deal was posted on LEGO site when I placed my order but ran out. I did receive an email after inquiriry as well.

        “Thanks for reaching out about the gift with purchase.

        We had anticipated that set Forest Hideout to be a popular set, but unfortunately it looks like from the time you placed your order to the time it was received at the warehouse, it had gone out of stock. We make a certain amount of promo sets and once they’re sold out, they don’t come back.”

        I had placed my order at 8:15 AM August 1st EST, LEGO processed it around 8:30 AM.

    • Eliseo Martinez says:

      I hope they release more for the release of the castle! I have been holding off buying any new sets most of this year so I could get the castle with the hideout gwp.

    • Jay says:

      It was a massive release window with so many big sets releasing – not surprised it went fast!

      At least you guys got it online, Australia got shafted because they directed all the GWPs in-store, so we had nothing online 🙁

  5. Andrew says:

    Cheers Jay, for all the work that’s gone into this. Appreciate the effort, it’s so convenient to have a one-stop-shop for new release info. Sadly I think everything I covet in this wave is beyond me, but Christmas is coming ;).

  6. Karen says:

    My wallet just ran out the door. Some prices are nasty but some are totally okay with me. Some great items coming out, loving the Speed Champions, I have been trying to get all of them but not quick enough or not prepared to pay the price.

  7. Danni says:

    🙁 no motorised lighthouse… Maybe September but with the price hikes and other stuff, not sure I’ll be able to afford it.

  8. Gina says:

    Currently saving for the castle, $400 to go 😩 Don’t think I will make release date.

  9. Leo says:

    Any news or rumours about upcoming botanic sets or more architecture sets like the pyramid? Those two themes are my favs and I got the pyramid and orchid just a week ago and they are so nice to look at. I want more ancient buildings reimagined from it’s heyday not ruins like the colosseum. A minoan temple or pompeii house would be awesome. A couple of cacti would be cool too.

    • Jay says:

      I’m not sure if we’ll get any more Botanical sets this year. They tend to release at the start of the year, however they could release one for the end of the year, but it’s hard to say.

      As for Architecture, it’s also hard to say as well, as the theme doesn’t really have a rapid release schedule.

      I’d love a Minoan Temple, or personally, a Chichen Itza in that vein.

  10. Ryan says:

    I’m still waiting for the Iron Man Armoury 76216…any news on that?

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