Fans never stop speculating about new models and themes LEGO might introduce in the future. It is often impossible to guess which leaks and rumors will be true since LEGO buffs sometimes make claims without any evidence to support them.
You should take the leaks and rumors you’ll find in this article with a grain of salt because LEGO still hasn’t confirmed or published the official release date for most sets I’ll mention.
Moreover, LEGO had a busy start to 2022 with more than a hundred new releases. I will walk you through some of the most notable additions to the brand’s most popular themes and explore the models scheduled for release in April. So, let’s see what the LEGO rumor mill has been buzzing about recently.
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New LEGO Releases in 2022
The beginning of the year was dynamic, with additions of new sets to nearly all major themes. Like every year, February was relatively quiet, with just a handful of new models hitting the shelves. However, LEGO introduced some exciting sets in March and early April after a brief quiet period.
I’ve created an overview of the most important models LEGO published since the start of the year, so here’s what’s new in popular LEGO themes. Please keep in mind that the list below doesn’t contain all sets LEGO published in 2022.
- Police Mobile Command Truck 60315
- Race Car 60322
- Hospital 60330
- Police Car 60312
- Lunar Research Base 60350
- Picnic in the Park 60326
- School Day 60329
- Fire Brigade 60321
- Rocket Launch Center 60351
- Mobile Crane 60324
- Ice Cream Truck Police Chase 60314
- Horse Transporter 60327
- Fire Rescue & Police Chase 60319
- Beach Lifeguard Station 60328
- Police Station 60316
- Cement Mixer Truck 60325
- Police Chase at the Bank 60317
- Fire Station 60320
- Rescue Helicopter Transport 60343
- Stunt Plane 60323
- Fire Helicopter 60318
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- Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 42138
- Monster Jam Megalodon 42134
- Motorcycle 42132
- Monster Jam El Toro Loco 42135
- BMW M 1000 RR 42130
- Formula E Porsche 99X Electric 42137
- Telehandler 42133
- App-Controlled Transformation Vehicle 42140
- John Deere 9620R 4WD Tractor 42136
- All-Terrain Vehicle 42139
- Hoth AT-ST 75322
- Clone Trooper Command Station 40558
- The Razor Crest Microfighter 75321
- Defence of Hoth 40557
- Snowtrooper Battle Pack 75320
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- Bath Time Fun: Floating Animal Island 10966
- Bath Time Fun: Floating Red Panda 10964
- Bath Time Fun: Floating Animal Train 10965
- Belle’s Ballroom 10960
- Creative Building Time 10978
- Jasmine and Mulan’s Adventure 43208
- Elsa’s Castle Courtyard 43199
- Aurora, Merida, and Tatiana’s Enchanted Creations 43203
- Anna’s Castle Courtyard 42198
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- Gargantos Showdown 76205
- Hulk vs. Rhino Showdown 10782
- Iron Man Figure 76206
- Spider-Man Webquarters Hangout 10784
- Miles Morales: Spider-Man’s Techno Trike 10781
- Spider-Man at Doc Ock’s Lab 10783
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- Super Robot 31124
- Dolphin and Turtle 31128
- Fantasy Forest Creatures 31125
- Off-road buggy 31123
- Street Racer 31127
- Supersonic Jet 31126
- Vespa 40517 (Creator Expert)
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- Canal Houseboat 41702
- Tree-Planting Vehicle 41707
- Pet Clinic 41695
- Beach Glamping 41700
- Friendship Tree House 41703
- Street Food Market 41701
- Turtle Protection Vehicle 41697
- Main Street Building 41704
- Pet Playground 41698
- Vacation Beach House 41709
- Pet Clinic Ambulance 41694
- Pet Adoption Café 41699
- Pet Day-Care Center 41718
- The Training Grounds 21183
- The Guardian Battle 21180
- The Creeper Ambush 21177
- The Rabbit Ranch 21181
- The Fox Lodge 21178
- Lloyd’s Legendary Dragon 71766
- Kai’s Fire Dragon EVO 71762
- Ninja Ultra Combo Mech 71765
- Zane’s Power Up Mech EVO 71761
- Jay and Nya’s Race Car EVO 71776
- Lloyd’s Ninja Mech 71757
- Ninja Dojo Temple 71767
- Jay’s Thunder Dragon EVO 71760
- Lloyd’s Ninja Mech 71757
- Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training 70689
- Ninja Training Center 71764
- Kai’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training 70688
- Jay’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training 70690
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- Big Urchin Beach Ride 71400
- Luigi’s Mansion Lab and Poletrgust 71397
- Luigi’s Mansion Entryway 71399
- Bowser Jr’s Clown Car 71396
- Dorrie’s Beachfront 71398
- Luigi’s Mansion Hide-and-Seek 71401
Upcoming LEGO Sets
Despite being released just a few weeks ago, the highly anticipated Back to the Future Time Machine 10300 set is already temporarily out of stock on the LEGO website.
Moreover, LEGO already announced the arrival of several high-profile models in April, including new Jurassic World, Disney, and Marvel sets. Some of these models are already available for pre-order. Here are some of the best LEGO sets scheduled to hit the market in April 2022.
- T-Rex Breakout 76956
- Atrociraptor Dinosaur: Bike Chase 76945
- Dinosaur Nursery 10938
- Blue & Beta Velociraptor Capture 76946
- Pyroraptor & Dilophosaurus 76951
- Pteranodon Chase 76943
- T-Rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout 76948
- Quetzalcoatlus Plane Ambush 76947
- Triceratops Pickup Truck Ambush 76950
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Disney and Pixar Lightyear
LEGO will introduce a new theme based on the upcoming Disney and Pixar movie Lightyear. The theme currently contains three sets scheduled for release on April 24th.
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- Black Panther Mech Armor 76204
- Wolverine Mech Armor 76202
- Iron Man Mech Armor 76203
- The Goat Boat 76208
- Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama 75339
- Death Star Trench Run Diorama 75329
- Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama 75330
- The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter 75325
- Republic Fighter Tank 75342
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LEGO Leaks and rumors
The online LEGO community is buzzing with rumors about sets that may or may not see the light of day by the end of the year. Some of these rumors are already confirmed, and it’s becoming evident that LEGO is preparing a lot of pleasant surprises for the summer.
Here are some of the rumors that could come true in 2022.
LEGO Hogwarts Express and new models in the Harry Potter theme
The toymaker has already confirmed the arrival of seven new Harry Potter sets in June. However, some fans are speculating that LEGO designers are developing the Hogwarts Express model, but as of now, the company hasn’t released an official confirmation of this rumor.
Here are Harry Potter sets you can expect to find in LEGO stores by June.
- The Ministry of Magic 76403
- 12 Grimmauld Palace 76408
- Hogwarts Carriage and Thestrals 76400
- The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow 76407
- Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius’s Rescue 76401
- Hungarian Horntail Dragon 76406
- Hogwarts: Dumbledore’s Office 76402
See also: LEGO Hogwarts Castle Review
New additions to the LEGO Botanical Collection
LEGO will add two more sets to the Botanical Collection. The Orchid 10311 and Succulents 10309 models are already available for pre-order, and they should start shipping worldwide by May 1st. Like all other models in the Botanical collection, these sets are designed for adult LEGO fans.
Viking Ship set and the Viking theme
This isn’t a new rumor since LEGO fans started speculating about a Viking ship set back in 2021. However, very few facts have surfaced since that would support these claims. A recently published video suggests that LEGO is working on a Creator 3-in-1 Viking Ship and Midgard Serpent 31132 set.
This model should have 1192 pieces and four Minifigures. According to these rumors, the set should be released between June and August 2022. In addition, these rumors set have also sparked talk about the relaunch of the Vikings theme discontinued in 2005.
The Arrival of the Avatar theme
The sequel of the Avatar movie is premiering on December 16th, 2022. Although there’s no official confirmation from LEGO, fans are already excited about the addition of the Avatar theme to the brand’s product lineup.
Four Avatar-themed models with 560 to 1,212 pieces should become available in October if these rumors are true.
LEGO Marvel and DC leaks
LEGO has already published a fair amount of Marvel sets in 2022, but it seems that more models are coming in the second half of the year.
On the other hand, The Batman – Batmobile 42127 and Jim Lee Batman Collection 31205 published within the Technic and Art themes are among rare sets inspired by the DC universe LEGO released this year. We might see the following Marvel and DC models by the end of the year.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Advent Calendar 76231
- Baby Groot 76217
- Hulkbuster 76210
- Iron Man 2 Workshop 76216
- Sanctum Sanctorum 76218
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New LEGO Art sets
LEGO already added Elvis Presley ‘The King’ 31204 and Jim Lee Batman Collection 31205 sets to the Art theme in the first few months of 2022. According to rumors, two more Art sets should become available by June.
The Rolling Stones 31206 model should have 1,998 pieces, while the Museum of Modern Art 31207 should come with 2,780 pieces. LEGO still hasn’t released an official confirmation or release dates for these sets.
The Haunted Mansion and other LEGO Disney rumors
Different reports indicate that LEGO plans to publish The Haunted Mansion 40521 set in the second half of 2022. Nonetheless, several Disney Parks have haunted houses, so it is still too early to say which one will be used as a model for this set.
Also, it remains unclear how many new sets LEGO is planning to add to the Disney theme in 2022, as only a few low piece count models are mentioned in rumors.
LEGO City Sets Scheduled for Summer 2022
LEGO has already released an impressive amount of LEGO City sets since the start of the year, but it seems that more models are on the way. Let’s take a look at City sets that could become available in the next few months.
- Water Police Investigation Missions 60355
- High-Speed Passenger Train 60337
- Grocery Store 60347
- Stunt Bike: Road 60331
- Stunt Challenge: Shark Attack 60342
- Mars Space Exploration Missions 60353
- Hen House 60344
- LEGO City Advent Calendar 60352
- Double Loop Stunt Track 60339
- Barn and Farm Animals 60346
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Creator Expert Theme Updates
The first images of the Optimus Prime 10302 set surfaced in February, but despite this, its release date is still not certain. Some fans claim that LEGO plans to release this model in June, while others suggest May 1st as a potential release date.
Meanwhile, LEGO hasn’t indicated when we can expect to see this set in stores. Several other Creator Expert sets rumored for 2022 also remain without a fixed release date, including the following models.
- Lion King’s Castle 10305
- Roller Coaster 10303
- Eiffel Tower 10307
Ninjago Theme Leaks
Dragon Temple 71759, The Crystal King 71772, and Nya’s Samurai X Mech 71775 are some of the Ninjago sets that could become available during the summer. According to rumors, LEGO is working on nine new Ninjago sets that will have between hundred and thousand pieces, and their price should vary from $20 to $120.
Question: Whatever happened to the Stranger Things theme?
Answer: This theme currently features just two active sets, and The Upside Down 75810 model has a retiring soon tag. Netflix confirmed that the fourth season of the TV series would premiere on May 27th and June 1st, but despite this, LEGO hasn’t announced the arrival of new promotional Stranger Things sets.
Question: What’s in store for the Star Wars theme?
Answer: LEGO’s Star Wars license expires in 2022, but an extension through 2026 seems likely. Several models centered around Obi-Wan Kenobi could become available as soon as June or August. Later in the year, we can expect to see the Star Wars Advent calendar or a new version of Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder.
Question: What are the LEGO Technic and Speed Champions rumors?
Answer: Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and Aston Martin Vantage G3 76910, Lamborghini Countach 76908, or Lotus Evija 76907 are some of the most recent additions to the Speed Champions theme. However, the rumor mill is quiet when it comes to Speed Champions models planned for the later part of the year.
Several LEGO Technic models are rumored for the second half of 2022, including the Liebherr LR1300 42146, Waste Handler 42144, and the Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter 42146.
The first few months of 2022 have been a treat for LEGO fans, and according to rumors, the latter part of the year is going to be equally good. Like every year, it’s impossible to tell which rumors will turn out to be accurate and which ones will remain on the fans’ wish lists.
City, Ninjago, and Technic themes have already received significant updates in 2022, and the same trend should continue throughout the year.
Which LEGO leaks and rumors would you like to see come true? Let me know in the comments or continue reading our guide LEGO Disney Train set review for more information about one of the best Disney sets of all time.