LEGO 80103 Dragon Boat Race – Available June 1st

The previously regional exclusive LEGO 80103 Dragon Boat Race set will be available worldwide beginning June 1st, 2019. The set contains 643 pieces. We’ve seen images earlier, but the set is now listed on the LEGO Shop at Home European countries including United Kingdom. The price is £44.99 GBP. It should be listed on US and Canada soon.

LEGO 80103 Dragon Boat Race

Recreate all the color and thrills of the Dragon Boat Festival with this action-packed LEGO® 80103 Dragon Boat Race playset, featuring 2 awesome dragon boats, a dock with a food stall, viewing area and judge’s stand, plus buildable finishing line posts. Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, 3 minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small wheels underneath for racing. This cool construction toy includes 15 minifigures with lots of fun accessory elements for endless role-play fun.

  • Includes 15 minifigures: 2 dragon helmsmen, 6 paddlers, 2 drummers, 2 spectators, a judge, boy and a stall keeper.
  • Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, 3 minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small hidden wheels underneath for racing.
  • Dock features a food stall with assorted elements including a pot, rice bucket, 6 cooked zongzi and 2 uncooked zongzi and a food sign; a viewing area for spectators; and the judge’s stand with steps, decorative elements and a trophy element.
  • Also includes 2 buildable finishing line posts.
  • Accessory elements include: 8 paddles (for the dragon helmsmen and the paddlers), 2 drums and 2 sets of drumsticks and the spectators’ 2 flags.
  • The dragon helmsmen and paddler minifigures are new for May 2019.
  • Please note: boats do not float in water.
  • Dock measures over 5” (13cm) high, 12” (32cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.
  • Boats each measure over 1” (5cm) high, 14” (36cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.

UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis Reaches 10 000 Supporters

The latest LEGO Ideas project creation to reach 10 000 supporters is LEGO UCS Space Shuttle Atlantis. Congrats to Snelson42 for creating this awesome creation! Below is a description of the creation and you can find out more on LEGO Ideas.

 Never before has The LEGO Group released a truly minifigure-scale Space Shuttle, even though most previous sets included minifigs. (As a LEGO space fan this admittedly bothers me somewhat.) That was the primary inspiration for my project; to close that gap in LEGO’s space themed sets and improve upon sets like 10231 Shuttle Expedition and 7470-1 Space Shuttle Discovery.

As a UCS-style set, detail and accuracy is key. Features include:

  • Opening payload-bay doors.
  • Retractable landing gear
  • OMS (orbital maneuvering system) thrusters in the nose and aft section
  • Robotic CANADARM to manipulate cargo
  • Robust rotating display stand
  • Adjustable elevons and rudder
  • Detailed cockpit