LEGO have given us a taster of upcoming 2022 LEGO Creator sets, with 4 sets revealed so far on LEGO.com, with a delightful variety of sets.
The entire slate of Creator 3-in-1 sets haven’t been revealed yet, with the exception of 31129 Majestic Tiger, and the sets revealed here are on the smaller side, and akin to promotional sets you’d typically find in LEGO Stores, as opposed to big toy stores/retailers.
The 2022 Creator sets have a release date of 1 January 2022, where they will be available from LEGO.com, or LEGO Brand Stores, as well as other toy stores.
- 31129 Majestic Tiger – price TBC
- 40518 High-Speed Train – US$19.99 / AU$34.99 / £17.99
- 40519 New York Postcard – US$14.99 / AU$24.99 / £13.49
- 40520 Beijing Postcard – US$14.99 / AU$24.99 / £13.49
31129 Majestic Tiger – 755 pieces
Every now and then, a LEGO sets comes along that pushes the boundary of what can be done with LEGO elements, and 31129 Majestic Tiger is an exemplary example of LEGO Designer George Gilliatt demonstrating just how much is actually possible with basic non-specialised bricks.
This set is also notable because 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, so I’m guessing that LEGO has the Chinese and Asian market in mind with the set, and I can’t fault them for releasing a hyper-detailed pseudo-Chinese New Year set.
Like other Creator 3-in-1 sets, the Majestic Tiger has 2 other forms, a Red Panda and Koi, which again, strengthens my hypothesis of the set’s audience.
LEGO Creator sets also tend to be very accessible and cost-effective, so I’m hoping when the price details are revealed, that this will be a really affordable set that many can get their hands on.
Some other LEGO sites were lucky enough to receive the Majestic Tiger to review, so be sure to check out Brickset’s review, and this extremely cursed photo. Yes, the Tiger has a LEGO Anus, and I’m not sure how to feel about that.
40518 High-Speed Train – 284 pieces
One of the more weirdest LEGO events of 2021 is the lack of a LEGO Train being released. LEGO usually releases a LEGO train of some sort every year, but 2021 was skipped for some reason. Maybe it was late?
40518 High-Speed Train is a encouraging reminder that LEGO have not forgotten LEGO train fans, with a small, but expandable High Speed Train, with a very contemporary and aerodynamic modern train design.
At only 284 pieces, but costing US$19.99, this is a great budget option for LEGO fans or parents wanting to introduce their kids to LEGO trains, and you can purchase more sets to extend the train as long as you’d like it.
40519 New York Postcard – 253 pieces
These new buildable 3D postcard are a great way to travel the world, from the comfort of your own LEGO Bricks. They’re kinda like scaled down versions of LEGO’s Architecture Skyline sets, but with a Creator Label, and 40519 New York Postcard celebrates the city that never sleeps, with icons such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the One World Trade Center.
More interestingly, it’s great to see the Statue of Liberty Minifigure, from 2012’s LEGO Minifigures Series 6 return in a fairly affordable set.
New York is of course home to one of LEGO’s most impressive flagship store, so it makes sense that LEGO would pick the city for the first wave of LEGO postcards.
This would make a great desk display set, gift, or even souvenir if you’re now taking advantage of fewer travel restriction and have the Big Apple as an upcoming destination.
40520 Beijing Postcard – 280 pieces
China is yet another massive market for LEGO that will only increase in importance in the coming years, so LEGO have also chosen to spotlight Beijing, in 40520 Beijing Postcard.
Like New York, this set comes with its own stylised nameplate, with an English version, as well as a Mandarin plaque, which is a nice touch.
Captured in the Beijing Postcard are iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace. I love how the Great Wall of China extends to the back.
It’s a great set for those in East Asia, or call China home, and I can see this being extremely popular in LEGO Stores in China. Did you know, 291 of LEGO’s 737 brand stores are located in China, and this number is only set to grow further?
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