We’re four months down in 2021, and so far so good! We’ve had a superb start to the year LEGO-wise, with some great surprises, but also some frustrating moments thanks to the fiasco that was the VIP Ulysses Probe launch
Still, April was lot of fun, and we’re really starting to build up momentum for the year! Don’t forget, LEGO Star Wars Days 2021 offers are also live now!
April 2021 LEGO Power Rankings
Without further ado, here are the new Power Rankings for April 2021!
Top 10 LEGO sets of April 2021
- 21326 Winnie the Pooh [Review] [Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★]
- 10281 Bonsai Tree
- 80107 Spring Lantern Festival [Review] [Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★]
- 21325 Medieval Blacksmith
- 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery *NEW*
- 10278 Modular Police Station ⬇️ [Review] [Rating: 4/5 ★★★★✰]
- 71741 Ninjago City Gardens ⬇️
- 10280 Flower Bouquet ⬇️
- Looney Tunes Minifigures [Review] *NEW* [Rating: 4/5 ★★★★✰]
- 71738 Zane’s Titan Mech Battle ⬇️
April 2021 had a surprising number of new releases, beginning with the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery on April Fool’s Day, and a massive wave of medium and small releases in late-April in the lead-up to Star Wars Day.
A high number of releases (compared to a relatively quiet March 2021) means quite a number of movements in the Power Rankings, with 2 new entrants – the Space Shuttle and Looney Tunes Minifigures making their debut at number 5 and 9 respectively, which meant that Series 21 and the Porsche 911 have fallen off the Top 10.
The Top 4 is relatively unscathed, but we’ll see how long that lasts until another exceptional set rolls around.
What are Power Rankings?
Essentially, they’re commonly used in sports leagues like the NBA to track and compare the best/worst performing teams, often changing weekly based on results and how teams play.
I often get asked via email or on social media what the best sets of the (insert current) year/month are, and I usually rattle off what I personally like, so to start 2021, I’ve decided to start a regular series where I track and rank what the best 10 LEGO sets are at the end of each month.
This isn’t meant to be scientific or data-driven (some of these I haven’t personally built/own yet) – just my personal opinion of what I think are the best LEGO sets of 2021!
Of course, for a more comprehensive evaluation of LEGO sets, you can read my LEGO reviews for more detailed opinions. For sets that I’ve reviewed, I’ll also include the scores next to the power rankings, but it’s quite unlikely that I’ll get to review every amazing set of 2021 – I sometimes build and miss out reviewing due to time/scheduling issues.
Other interesting LEGO finds from around the web you should read, check out or watch from April 2021
LEGO April Fool’s 2021
After a harrowing year, and some small return to normalcy, I really enjoyed the return to LEGO goofs and gags from LEGO sites and fan media across the web.
My contribution was LEGO requiring proof of age ID when you purchase 18+ sets which got a surprising amount of my readers and beyond!
Here’s a roundup of LEGO April Fool’s 2021 jokes
- New Botanical Collection Leeks by Bricksfanz
- The LEGO House Is Moving To Singapore! by Brickfinder
- Introducing 18+ Duplo: Design by Brickset
- LEGO Announces feet-repellent Smartbricks by The LEGO Group
- LEGO Batman Classic TV Series Bat-Copter 2021 Spring Set Reveal by Ashnflash
- LEGO reveals 712215 Brick Stick adhesive for semi-permanent LEGO displays by The Brothers Brick
- LEGO Jack Stone 20th Anniversary Sets Announced by The Brick Fan
- New 2X4 Brick Mold Introduced As Part Of A Limited Edition Collector Bricks by Rambling Brick
- LEGO Daniel Andrews replica coming to Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne
- Introducing Nano Bricks by Tips and Bricks
- Nerdly Debuts a New Look by Bricknerd
- LEGO and Adidas announce a new LEGO Superstar shoe by Promobricks
- LEGO announces new Bavarian specialty sets by Promobricks
- Removal of minifigures from Rebrickable database – by Rebrickable
- Has the location of Western Australia’s first LEGO store been revealed? by Bricking Around
Launched a new LEGO podcast – Extra Pieces!
This has been 2-years in the making, but I launched a new LEGO podcast with fellow blogger Rambling Brick. It’s called Extra Pieces, and it’s a collaboration between the two of us, where we chat about the state of LEGO, what we’ve built recently, our mutual appreciation of vintage LEGO and all the extra pieces that make up the LEGO hobby.
We’ve recently gone live with Episode 2, so if you’re looking for a new LEGO podcast, be sure to subscribe and give it a listen. Keep an eye out because we have a special Star Wars Day episode dropping on May the 4th!
For everyone that has subscribed and been listening, thank you so much! It’s been a lot of fun recording with Richard, and we hope to get better at this podcast thing!
Notable LEGO headlines
- LEGO Adidas Ultraboost DNA sneakers are coming in April 2021!
- CG Artist Stefan Muller recreates a classic LEGO 90s Pirate Poster in stunning detail
- LEGO Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Golden Minifigures revealed!
- After massive delays, LEGO VIP Ulysses Space Probe sells out in record time in Australia
- Your guide to the new LEGO Harry Potter sets coming in Summer 2021
- It’s official! Luigi’s getting his own LEGO Super Mario Starter Course!
- The best LEGO podcasts you should be listening to
- List of all the new late-April 2021 LEGO releases
- New LEGO Vidiyo sets announced – Bandmates Series 2, new Beatboxes and brick-built stages!
- A closer look at the new LEGO Vidiyo Minifigures, and Bandmates Series 2
- First look at LEGO Mickey & Friends and Friends Summer 2021 sets!
Interesting LEGO articles and videos from across the web
- We’ve built a more beautiful LEGO Ulysses spacecraft with instructions for free – Stonewars
- Analysis of LEGO Disney Princess – Part 1 – Women’s Brick Initiative
- SI-MOCS VS. LEGO® ART – New Elementary
- Representation in Licensed LEGO Themes with a Contemporary Cinematic Narrative II – LEGO Harry Potter – Rambling Brick
Read (and watch) April 2021 reviews
It’s been a busy month for reviews! In case you missed anything, check out all sets I’ve reviewed in March 2021 below!
Let me know in the comments what your favourite sets or builds from April 2021 were!