Five hidden LEGO DREAMZzz secrets you missed

LEGO DREAMZzz, the imaginative new LEGO theme, is set to hit store shelves very soon. With a plethora of creative and colourful LEGO sets to choose from, the original theme is gearing up to be something that will delight fans.

By virtue of being set in the imaginative world of dreams, LEGO DREAMZzz will offer a wide variety of characters, locations and vehicles. From a half vehicle/half creature in 71458 Crocodile Car or a large energetic rabbit in 71453 Izzie and Bunchu the Bunny, LEGO DREAMZzz is set to have something for any LEGO fan.

Blocks, the monthly LEGO magazine, picks out five LEGO DREAMZzz details you probably missed…

Callback to the LEGO Group’s past

71460 Mr. Oz’s Space Bus feels fresh, yet familiar. The set combines a classic yellow school bus with a futuristic spaceship, resulting in a truly unique design. Extra details, like the Classic Space-esque logo on the ship’s tail make this set feel like it belongs in the LEGO universe. But upon further inspection, it is the small villainous figures that stand out the most. They each represent past LEGO themes; Classic Space, Pirates and Knights. The one with the top hat might represent Lord Sam Sinister from the Adventurers theme, while the other one looks very similar to a Demon Bull from Monkie Kid.

Tiny Z-Blob

The combination of a massive zombie shark with green teeth and a haunted pirate ship decked out with creepy yellow eyes makes 71469 Nightmare Shark Ship a perfectly terrifying LEGO set. While 71469 is a strong contender for best LEGO DREAMZzz set, the (tiny) incision of Z-Blob mustn’t go unnoticed. 71469 features a unique and exclusive version of the character – it’s also the smallest! Here, Z-Blob is printed on a LEGO Barraki eye piece that first appared in BIONICLE.

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Return of the large LEGO head

First making its appearance in 76192 Avengers: Endgame Final Battle, the large LEGO head is back in a new colour. You can find this new head piece used for the same character in two sets, 71469 Nightmare Shark Ship and 71461 Fantastical Treehouse. This piece comes in black for the first time and is decorated with printing depicting large teeth and an expressive tongue. You can also find this piece in pink in 80111 Lunar New Year, released earlier this year. 

Mrs. Castillo

Like many LEGO DREAMZzz sets, 71456 Mrs. Castillo’s Turtle Van combines two different ideas into one final build. In this instance, 71456 takes a van and a giant turtle and creates something original – a turtle van. Accompanied by a nice minifigure selection, the stand out and most unique character here is Mrs. Castillo. Instead of just using short or even mid legs, the LEGO Group isn introducing a brand new part for this character. The new piece creates her torso and giant backpack, and allows for arms and a normal minifigure head to attach to the top. 

Is this build repeated?

71455 Grim Keeper the Cage Monster features a large buildable monster that can imprison minifigures in its cage-like chest. But did you know that essentially the same build is included in another LEGO DREAMZzz set, 71461 Fantastical Tree House? While built at a smaller scale, the Cage Monster seen 71461 has the same function as its larger counterpart. While repetitive, this means that LEGO fans who choose to acquire the larger 71461 might consider foregoing 71455. But if you do buy both sets, the two creatures can complement one another and boost your ranks of nightmarish creatures!

LEGO DREAMZzz is set to release August 1, 2023 with a full range of brand new LEGO sets. Did you catch all of these hidden details? Which LEGO DREAMZzz sets are you most excited for? Let Blocks know on any of our social media channels

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