It’s almost October, which means 3 months till Christmas AND an absolute truckload of sets set to be released on the 1st of October 2021.
Many of these sets and themes were announced weeks (and in some cases months ago like the Pickup Truck), so here’s a guide to help you plan purchases in October 2021!
I quite like the October releases, as there seems to be something for everyone, from Queer Eye, to the Nintendo 64 Super Mario Question Mark Block, to Super Heroes (Eternals), to Technic CAT dozers or even Seasonal Christmas additions like the Penguin.
UPDATE: This article is not accurate any longer. See this post for the full update, but Bandmates Series 2 has now shown up on the Australian and New Zealand Online Shop, and is now available to be purchased.
Update 2: It’s now the 1st of October in the UK and Europe and Bandmates Series 2 is also available for purchase in the United Kingdom. It’s safe to assume that they’ll also be available in the US when they tick over to October.
Oh and for those of us in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, the Marvel Studios Minifigures series minifigures will be available on 1 October!
Do note that you don’t HAVE to buy them all on release day, but I expect some sets to sell out pretty quickly based on popularity and demand. Also, you might also be better off waiting for Double VIP (tends to happen mid-to-late October), or for a tantalizing GWP which we might get closer to November.
Here’s a handy list of what’s releasing on the 1st of October!
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October 2021 LEGO Releases
LEGO Store Calendar – October 2021 (US)
Here’s a look at the US LEGO Store calendar, which showcases a whole bunch of dates, and more importantly, gift with purchases:
LEGO USA October 2021 Promotions and GWP offers
- 1-31 October : LEGO Friends Flower Cart (30413) with purchases of $40 or more on LEGO Creator 3-in-1, DOTS, or Friends products
- 1-24 October : Free LEGO City Ocean Diver (30370) with purchases of $40 or more on LEGO City, Ninjago, or Super Mario products, while supplies last.
- 18-24 October : Free Rebuildable Flying Car (5006890) with purchases of $120 or more, while supplies last. For VIPs only.
- 25 October – 7 November : Free LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms (40452) with purchases of $100 in LEGO Harry Potter, while supplies last.
- 30-31 October : Visit the LEGO Store in your Halloween costume for a special treat, while supplies last.
Really jealous about the Hogwarts Gryffindor Dorms, and would be a great pickup!
LEGO Australia October 2021 Promotions
- LEGO® VIP members receive FC Barcelona Celebration gift with purchase of Camp Nou stadium till the 10th of October
- Shopper can get a free Flower Cart GWP in October (or while stocks last) when they spend 99AUD/NZD or more on themes: Friends, DOTS, Creator 3-in-1
- Shopper can get a free Ocean Diver GWP from the 1st till the 24th of October (or while stocks last) when they spend 109AUD/NZD or more on themes: City, NINJAGO, Super Mario
- LEGO® VIP members can collect double points on purchase of 60302/6332493 Wildlife Rescue Operation & 41685/6333577 Magical Funfair Roller Coaster in October
Australia’s offers are a little light, so hopefully this means there’s some fun stuff in store in the coming months. Really hoping we get the Gryffindor Dorm set…
And now, below are some of my hand-selected picks and highlights from the 1st October 2021 wave!
71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block
- LEGO 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block [US] – US$169.99
- LEGO 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block [AUS] – AU$289.99
- LEGO 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block [UK] – £159.99
- LEGO 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block [EU] – €169.99
- LEGO 71395 Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block [CAN] – CA$199.99
This incredible design, which looks like a classic Mario Question Mark Block hides micro-worlds from the Nintendo 64 classic on the inside, opening up to reveal iconic levels such as Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool, Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Land.
10293 Santa’s Visit
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [US] – US$99.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [AUS] – AU$169.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [UK] – £79.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [EU] – €89.99
- LEGO 10293 Santa’s Visit [CAN] – CA$139.99
The 2021 LEGO Winter Village set has both charm, great design, and festive holiday vibes – with a family house that’s a spiritual successor of the LEGO Winter Village Cottage.
Be sure to read my review of Santa’s Visit to see more of the set, and what I thought of it.
10290 Pickup Truck
- LEGO 10290 Pickup Truck [US] – US$129.99
- LEGO 10290 Pickup Truck [AUS] – AU$199.99
- LEGO 10290 Pickup Truck [UK] – £119.99
- LEGO 10290 Pickup Truck [EU] – €129,99
- LEGO 10290 Pickup Truck [CAN] – CA$169.99
10290 Pickup Truck was announced WAY back in July, which feels like a lifetime ago. That said, it finally goes on sale on the 1st of October, and this vintage Pickup Truck has heavy Christmas and holiday vibes, which almost makes it an unofficial hybrid of LEGO Christmas and Creator Expert cars sets.
I’m going to be picking this one up tomorrow!
10291 Queer Eye The Fab 5 Loft
- LEGO 10291 Queer Eye The Fab 5 Loft [US] – US$99.99
- LEGO 10291 Queer Eye The Fab 5 Loft [AUS] – AU$169.99
- LEGO 10291 Queer Eye The Fab 5 Loft [UK] – £89.99
- LEGO 10291 Queer Eye The Fab 5 Loft [EU] – €99.99
- LEGO 10291 Queer Eye The Fab 5 Loft [CAN] – CA$139.99
If Christmas isn’t your thing (what are you, the Grinch?), but you’re more of a stylish, connoisseur of modern architecture and fashion makeover reality TV, maybe the
Check out my full review of the LEGO Queer Eye set to read about what I thought about it. Spoiler warning: this was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2021.
21329 Fender Stratocaster
- LEGO 21329 Fender Stratocaster [US] – US$99.99
- LEGO 21329 Fender Stratocaster [AUS] – AU$159.99
- LEGO 21329 Fender Stratocaster [UK] – £89.99
- LEGO 21329 Fender Stratocaster [EU] – €99.99
- LEGO 21329 Fender Stratocaster [CAN] – CA$139.99
I’m really keen on picking one up, and I think this will be the sleeper hit of 2021, and be an extremely popular gift come Christmas time.
LEGO Marvel The Eternals
- 76145 Eternals’ Aerial Assault – US$9.99 / AU$17.99 / £8.99
- 76154 Deviant Ambush! – US$24.99 / AU$32.99 / £17.99
- 76155 In Arishem’s Shadow – US$59.99 / AU$119.99 / £59.99
- 76156 Rise of the Domo – US$89.99 / AU$179.99 / £89.99
The next big Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is The Eternals, directed by the incredibly talented Chloe Zhao, premiering on 5 November.
There will be 4 sets from this wave, and in true LEGO Marvel Super Heroes form, you’ll have to collect them all to get the entire main cast of The Eternals.
To see more of each set, check out the Eternals announcement post for more photos of the sets.
76239 Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown
- 422 pieces
- Minifigures: Batman and Scarecrow
- Price: US$39.99 / AU$59.99 / £34.99
- Buy from: LEGO.com [US] [AU] [UK] Amazon.com [US]
- Dimensions: The vehicle measures over 2.5 in. (7 cm) high, 7.5 in. (19 cm) long and 4.5 in. (12 cm) wide and combines easily with other LEGO® DC Batman™ sets.
I’m really excited about this one, and will be building this one next, but there is a smaller, minifig-scale Batman Tumbler coming at a really affordable and space-efficient price point.
DC has had a comparatively rough year, especially when you put them side by side with Marvel whose had a stellar year, but this Tumbler is a great addition for people wanting more of Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy in LEGO form.
Picked this up already, and can’t wait to put this one together.
40499 Santa’s Sleigh
- LEGO 40499 Santa’s Sleigh [US] – US$36.99
- LEGO 40499 Santa’s Sleigh [AUS] – AU$59.99
- LEGO 40499 Santa’s Sleigh [UK] – £34.99
- LEGO 40499 Santa’s Sleigh [EU] – €36.99
- LEGO 40499 Santa’s Sleigh [CAN] – CA$49.99
It is what it is – a LEGO Reindeer Battle Pack. 40499 Santa’s Sleigh has a simple proposition – a big red traditional Sleigh for Santa Claus, pulled by 4 LEGO Reindeer.
For many people, the 4 Reindeer is going to be the reason you’ll pick up one (or multiples of the set), but as a standalone set, it makes for a pretty great gift, and expansion to your LEGO Christmas/Winter Village.
40478 Mini Disney Castle
- LEGO 40478 Mini Disney Castle [US] – US$34.99
- LEGO 40478 Mini Disney Castle [AUS] – AU$59.99
- LEGO 40478 Mini Disney Castle [UK] – £30.99
- LEGO 40478 Mini Disney Castle [EU] – €36.99
- LEGO 40478 Mini Disney Castle [CAN] – CA$49.99
Honey, I shrunk the 71040 Disney Castle. This is one of the best sets of 2021, and a great budget-friendly alternative for those wanting to display a LEGO Display Castle, but don’t want to drop hundreds of dollars on one.
The Mini Disney Castle coincides with the 50th anniversary of Disney World, and also comes with an exclusive Mickey Mouse.
I expect this one to sell out immediately, and will be quite hard to find, as I can see many people wanting to get their hands on these for themselves, or as Christmas gifts.
Read my review of 40478 Disney Castle to find out why I absolutely adore this set, and gave it a rare 5/5 score.
LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer
- LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer [US] – US$449.99
- LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer [AUS] – AU$749.99
- LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer [UK] – £419.99
- LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer [EU] – €419.99
- LEGO Technic 42131 App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer [CAN] – CA$549.99
And last but not least, for LEGO Technic fans, this giant, extremely detailed app-controlled CAT D11 Bulldozer goes on sale 1 October 2021, and is heavily motorised, and can do all sorts of crazy things.
I’m not a massive Technic fan, but be sure to check out friend of the blog, RacingBrick’s Youtube review to see it in action.
That’s a LOT of stuff that’s going on sale! Happy shopping!
Will you be picking any sets up on 1 October? Let me know what’s your plan of attack for all the new releases!