Yesterday’s official reveal of the LEGO Globe, the 40th set to join the LEGO Ideas theme has sparked plenty of excitement about one of LEGO’s most exciting and unpredictable themes, specifically where it could go next.
Be sure to read my review of the review of the LEGO Ideas Globe to see it in action!
With 21331 Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone that released on 1 January 2022, and 21332 The Globe set for launch on 1 February 2022, this year is looking set to be another momentous one for LEGO Ideas.
Looking ahead, here are the next LEGO Ideas sets that are set to be released sometime in 2022, or possibly beyond, either as sets, gift with purchase, or even a puzzle!
Here’s the full list of what has been greenlit and approved on the LEGO Ideas platform – click on these links to jump to that section!
- Vincent Van Gogh: Starry Night
- Motorised Lighthouse
- Jazz Quartet
- The Office
- Foosball Table
- Ray the Castaway
Snow White and Seven Dwarves (TBC)
- Minifigure Space Mission Puzzle
- The Adventures of the USS Cardboard
- 90th Anniversary LEGO Ideas Set
- A-Frame Cabin
- BTS Dynamite
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Vincent Van Gogh: Starry Night
Announced around this time last year in early February 2021, the next LEGO Ideas set to follow after The Globe will undoubtedly be legotruman’s Vincent Van Gogh: Starry Night.
Surprisingly, Starry Night was greenlit before Sonic the Hedgehog (which has already released), so I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this set revealed in the coming months.
In 2021, we had 5 LEGO Ideas sets spread out across the year, so my guess is that we’ll see this in either June (the month it was painted in 1889), or end of March which coincides with Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday (30 March).
30 March seems quite close to the release of the Globe, and this looks like quite a sizeable set, but I think this year is going to be massive for LEGO Ideas, so I wouldn’t put it past them to go with an April release.
Best guess release date: April 2021
Personally, I think the Motorised Lighthouse will be the sleeper hit of 2022, and we’ll be amazed at what the LEGO Ideas team does with this simple, but promising concept.
Best guess release date: July 2022
This delightful brick-built model of a Jazz Quartet is one of the projects I’m most looking forward to, and I can see this being released in early 2023, maybe in January if they’re keeping to 1 January LEGO Ideas release slots.
That said, I would be pleasantly surprised if it comes out this year.
Best guess release date: January 2023
Shockingly, the only LEGO Ideas set currently in development that’s based on some sort of IP (intellectual property) is The Office which was announced with the Jazz Quarter in October 2021.
This set is probably the most anticipated LEGO Ideas set, thanks to the incredibly large, and active The Office fanbase. LEGO are going to literally print money with the set, and open up the brand to legions of Office fans wanting a Dwight Shcrute, Michael Scott or Jim Halpert minifigure.
I expect this to be released in the 4th quarter of 2022, just before Christmas as everyone is going to want a LEGO Office set for Christmas.
Best guess release date: November 2022
Another LEGO Ideas set announced in early last year, in March 2021 is Construction by Donat’s Foosball Table. It won the We Love Sports contest, and fans often forget that some of these contests also lead to actual LEGO Ideas sets, like last year’s 21329 Fender Stratocaster.
Best guess release date: September 2022
Ray the Castaway Gift with Purchase
This looks like a fun set that I could see being made into a GWP (gift with purchase) in Summer (northern hemisphere).
Best guess release date: July 2022
Snow White (TBC)
This isn’t confirmed, but is currently still under further review by LEGO, but it’s worth adding that the LEGO Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs by Hanwasyellowfirst was announced alongside The Office and Jazz Quartet.
I think there’s a high chance of this going through as it’s a gorgeous model, but the license and what to base it on would be a challenge, as the design was based around the Snow White Disney movie.
Best guess release date: sometime in 2023
Minifigure Space Mission Puzzle
It’s not really a LEGO set, although it sure has a ton of pieces, and it has LEGO Ideas branding on it, but the Space: A Minifigure Logo design won the You’re The Final Piece contest, which will be turned into a Chronicle Books LEGO puzzle.
Thankfully, no guessing games required here, as this puzzle will be available in May 2022!
The Adventures of the USS Cardboard
Another space-themed contest winner is the Adventures of the USS Cardboard by Bulldoozer, which will be a gift-with-purchase.
This delightfully whimsical model is one of my most anticipated GWPs (gift with purchase) this year, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Best guess release date: August 2022
90th Anniversary LEGO Ideas set
And here’s the big one. If you’ve been noticing a theme developing… with the USS Cardboard and Classic Space puzzle, it’s probably intentional, because this year, we’re also going to find out the results of the 90th Anniversary Fan Vote, where one of Bionicle, Pirates, Castle and Classic Space will get selected as the 90th Anniversary set.
I’ve been vocal about my predictions – that the 90th Anniversary set will be a Classic Space set, and looking at the breadcrumbs being scattered, I can’t see any other theme winning.
The founding date of The LEGO Group is 10 August 1932, and I expect that we’ll see this set being announced then, for a September or maybe August release. It’ll be great if we got an earlier announcement, and the set goes on sale on LEGO’s birthday – I can’t think of no better way to celebrate.
Best guess release date: 10 August 2022
It’s very whimsical and rustic, and I think would look fantastic alongside the LEGO Tree House, and introduce some really fascinating and unique techniques.
Best guess release date: Autumn 2023 (Northern Hemisphere)
BTS is an absolute KPOP powerhouse, and has an incredibly massive fanbase (read this post for my thoughts on the set and why I think it’ll do well).
Best guess release date: early 2023 when and if BTS drops a new album
Last week, LEGO Ideas confirmed that 36 product ideas qualified for the Third 2021 LEGO Ideas review, and there are some fantastic projects on the list.
Personally, I’m hoping the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and Sheriff’s Office – Wild West make it out. The Clockwork Solar System would be jaw-dropping, but I don’t know if it’s too big and ambitious, but it would be absolutely brilliant if they did!
Expect results in Summer 2022.
It goes without saying that 2022 is going to be a momentous year for LEGO Ideas, and everyone is waiting on the 90th Anniversary Set reveal results, but there’s plenty more to get excited about.
Which LEGO Ideas sets are you most looking forward in 2022? Let me know in the comments!
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