LEGO Xtra: more images

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At the start of the month we reported the discovery of a new range of polybags in brand stores. The article generated a lot of interest and from the comments it seems that the return of small accessory packs is something many of you think is long overdue.

However, it also seems that it's been hard to actually get hold of them. We understand that each European brand store received an initial batch of 30 of each which, of course, did not last long, and they are yet to appear in US and Canadian stores.

Now I've returned from holiday I've had a chance to open mine and have discovered that a further three sets are due to be released, although they are not likely to be as sought-after as the others.

I've also scanned the polybags so you can view high quality images in the database and below.


The three sets are revealed on the instruction sheet that's present in a couple of the polys. They consist of cardboard play mats, presumably 32x32 studs in size, plus plates and bricks to connect them together by way of some 2x2 holes in the corners.

Each pack comes with two mats, printed with either roads, water or grass, plus suitably colored 8x8 and 2x8 plates. I don't think they have been found anywhere yet so it remains to be seen how much they'll cost but I'd guess $7.99 / £7.99 or so.

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So, great for kids, then, and a great way for them to get started with a play layout, but of limited interest to AFOLs

Let's take a closer look at the contents of the five polybags.


40309-140309 contains food: two of everything except the turkey and crate. The most interesting parts are the 1x2 brown tiles printed with a chocolate bar pattern which first made an appearance in 2016 and can be found in 14 sets.


40310-1Botanical Accessories
40310

40310 Botanical Accessories provides trees, flowers and foliage, including plenty of the new flower head piece.

Two yellow frogs add an extra bit of colour.


40311-1Traffic Lights
40311

40311 Traffic Lights is perhaps the least interesting of the five but it does contain useful street furniture for your City layout.


40312-1Streetlamps
40312

40312 Streetlamps includes two tall black lamp posts which are surprisingly uncommon, having appeared in just 7 sets.

The black lamp seen on the left is new in this set but will make an appearance in Harry Potter sets later this year.

Two small lamps, suitable for clipping to a wall, a news stand, bench, camera and postbox round out the bags's contents.


40313-1Bicycles
40313

In addition to two Bicycles, 40313 contains an umbrella and a 2x2 pizza box tile.


Have you been able to find them in your brand store? What else would you like to be able to buy in small bags lke this? Let us know in the comments.

47 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Looks really cool for making a custom city! I only wish it was available in the US

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By in Belgium,

They had only a handful of each in the Belgian store. I'll be going again this weekend and I'll be surprised if they still have any left. Isn't the 'Harry Potter' lamp also available in this year's Elves sets?

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By in Australia,

How ironic. You linked to the Bricklink database instead of your own.

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By in United Kingdom,

They have lots of these at the Glasgow store. I just grabbed the food one.

They also have a few of 40716 Scarif Stormtrooper for £3.99 each if anyone's interested.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Not at all. When it's more appropriate to do so, I do. We have a good relationship with BrickLink.

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By in United Kingdom,

Had quite a few in the Brighton store on Saturday didn’t pick any up as already spent over £500 in there!

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By in United Kingdom,

Will these make it online in the uk?

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By in Australia,

I much prefer the smaller Xtra packs to the play-mats, but honestly, I'd be gobsmacked if those actually showed up in Australia. One lives in hope.

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By in Netherlands,

I saw them all in the Lego Store in Copenhagen earlier this month, and had them in hand, but decided they were of limited interest to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to some of these, and I don't even have a city.

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By in United Kingdom,

Those play mats look similar in style to the Friends ones that my daughter has (#853671). She seems to play with them more than actual road/base plates.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, very similar to Friends ones. Given how many studs are on some of the road plates, I think these make perfect substitutes and significantly lower cost.

I wouldn't mind if they did some blank ones, so kids could design their own. Obviously easy enough to make yourself, but having precut ones in official sizes would be good too.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had a chat with the Shepherd's Bush store team and they said XTRAs are in every shipment - nevertheless I'm stocking up a few.

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By in South Africa,

I think JANGBRICKS did a review of these a while ago

(The "baseplates" set I mean)

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By in United Kingdom,

that was the LEGO City 2018 Playmat set 853656 - slightly different prints but compatible system with these XTRA ones.

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By in Denmark,

I picked up one of these and a A-wing pilot poly from Lego House yesterday, both where DKK 40. it's a shame the street signs aren't printed, though.

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By in France,

Seen them in France. The foliage pack sold fast

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By in Australia,

I am wondering if anybody has done a cost comparison to buying the pieces from Bricks ‘n’ pieces? I would do it but there is no Australian price for these ... yet...

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By in United States,

LEGO if you're listening please bring them to my hemisphere, or at least make them available at [email protected] I'll be at a brand store while on vacation in just a couple weeks (can't wait!!) and just maybe they'll have these?! Ok, I won't hold my breath, I'm already pale enough.

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By in United Kingdom,

Picked a nice selection up (padding out a purchase to get the HCA set) - really nice sets especially foliage and lighting sets... The street light set is nice to get the generic stands which I'm sure will come in useful in the future....

The food sets means I'm now ready to finish my MF diorama... !

The bike set to me is the least interesting - but does have some nice cycle helmets...

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By in United Kingdom,

the Sheffield Lego Store is absaloutely full of these things, always in stock.

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By in Canada,

These seem to be for expanding Lego sets 853656 Lego City Playmat and 853671 Heartlake City Playmat 2017, but more for the city one because of the road colour.

I do want to try and get them.

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By in United States,

I picked up a baseplate pack like this a while ago that was LEGO City branded https://brickset.com/sets/853656-1/Play-mat. Although made of cardboard, they are very sturdy and good quality. Feels almost like plastic. Each of the plates is two-sided, so you can reconfigure the layout in lots of different ways, and you can even elevate sections. I like it a lot. I'm glad LEGO is making more of them.

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By in United States,

They don't really have the Classic Town backdrop aesthetic and Modular really wants brickbuilt ground.

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By in United States,

I know I've said this before, but basic accessory packs like these should ALWAYS be available.

Even exclusively at Lego stores & [email protected] would be fine, but common real-life elements like these should be just as readily available as base plates & from a sales perspective stocked right next to them.

I mean, if you're buying street plates, who wouldn't get the realism add-on bags as well?

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By in United States,

Another neat/useful bag would be small but common animals like dogs, cats, rats, birds etc..

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By in Puerto Rico,

It seem dthe cardboard plate don't mix well with my City but this rate useful nonetheless, I so want the plant bag.

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By in United States,

I miss the old raised 3D base plates but my boys seem to do well with these newer City play mats. I have to remind myself these playmats are geared for playing, not displaying. ;)

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By in United States,

These look really cool, I wish they'd have an American release at some point, though.

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By in Norway,

Please make these available online..

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By in United States,

@Judgeguy I wish I could have found one of the Scarif Stormtroopers here in the US. I need to get one at some point.

These sets look terrific! Nice little additions for all kinds of settings, really. I'm glad to see LEGO bring these to market. Now if we could get them in the US...

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By in Denmark,

Give us an XTRA bag only with Lego gold coins...

Need them for our Smaug-lairs!

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By in Spain,

Can u get this in spain?
Cos the newest set in the nearest store is yoda's hut

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By in Italy,

Wish they will be available in Italy too.

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By in United States,

That food pack and those rode plates look great! The former will be handy for the upcoming Great Hall.

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By in United States,

I must get my hands on a few of these as soon as they hit the stores in the US, before their price goes through the roof on re-sale. It seems worth getting more than one of each to add details to city building MOCs.

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By in United States,

They need to list these on LEGO Shop!!!! Sure they'd go on back-order in an instant, but still!!!!!
(DO IT LEGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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By in United States,

Do you know if you can find out if these will ever be available online?

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By in Denmark,

@Aislinn72
I got the 40312 Streetlamps and got curious about the pricing on Bricks and Pieces, so I made a little comparison. The bags cost DKK 40 here in Denmark, and buying from BAP/PAB would exceed the price of the bag with at least approx. DKK 4-5. And then I did even not have the price of the new handheld lamp element or the mobile phone (I think it was). So more likely it would be around DKK 7-10 more expensive to buy via BAP/PAB. - On the other hand if you buy that way, you can choose only the elements you want and avoid elements not wanted.

In the LEGO Store in Copenhagen I got the last two bags on the shelves. Both were the Streetlamps. Soon after I took the bags, they filled the empty space with something else and changed the exhibition in the showcase. The cashier was kind and told me that the instructions would show some new sets, they had not had in the store. I guess he meant the road plates, though I hoped for new polybags... ;o)

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By in United States,

Xtra has areived in the US!

They are in stock at Orlando store in Disney Springs!! Picked up all five polybags, hope there will be more in the future!

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By in United States,

I like the idea of these bags, but not the execution. I'd like to see more item specific bags. Going by the contents of these current bags, my idea of some perfect "Xtra" bags would be things like:
- bikes only, multiple colors
- trees only, assorted heights
- veggies
- fruits
- bakery goods
- frogs, assorted colors
etc

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By in United States,

Kansas City reporting in. Just grabbed a bunch of these from the Lego Store in the Oak Park Mall.

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By in United States,

Picked some up on Friday at the Columbus LEGO Store.

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By in Canada,

Yesterday they came to the Southgate Lego store in Edmonton, Alberta. I got 40313: Bicycles and 40309: Food Accessories.

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By in United States,

Stonebriar(Dallas, TX) LEGO Store has them for $3.99

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By in United States,

I hope they make a wheels and treads polybag.

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