Hidden Side sets available to pre-order

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Shrimp Shack Attack

Shrimp Shack Attack

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The upcoming range of eight Hidden Side sets are now available to pre-order from shop.LEGO.com. They will be officially released on the 1st of August.

Please consider using the following links when submitting any pre-orders:

UK | Germany | France

The sets are not available to pre-order in North America, at the time of writing, but I expect they will be soon.

37 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

cool i like the 70418-1: J.B.'s Ghost Lab and the 70419-1: Wrecked Shrimp Boat

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By in Bulgaria,

Are the expecting a huge demand for these then? I am hoping it does well enough to warrant a second wave next year. Lots of nice parts and set designs that remind me of Monster Fighters.

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By in Singapore,

Finally, proper set names. I was beginning to think they were actually going to have those generic names until the name Shrimp Shack Attack was revealed a few days ago.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to all of these apart from the train and truck. Not sure where they're going to go in the house, but that's a problem for later :) Will probably leave the school one too, or pick it up later in the year.

I guess missing out on the Monster Fighters' Haunted House is affecting me more than I fully realise.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't see the point of preordering now unless you think a set is going to be insanely popular. I preordered the new HP sets and not only did they not get dispatched until days after release, but I didn't qualify for the promo that came out on the release date either.

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By in Norway,

What’s up with the pre-order? I always do what I can to time my orders with a nice GWP og at least 2xVIP. I think I will do that in this case as well.
Gonna buy all of the sets except the red truck. The rest looks AWESOME!

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By in United Kingdom,

I really like these, but I was a sucker for Monster Fighters and Scooby Doo. A pre order on standard sets is just weird without incentives though.

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By in United Kingdom,

It feels like they're all on the site a bit early though. Wonder if VIPs will have early access mid-July? Or do they only do that for big one-off sets?

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By in Russian Federation,

I've only now just noticed that they have a ghost dog in most sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

do not see the point in pre ordering. As its already been said, you never get it on time and theres no incentives as you usually miss the Free gifts

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By in Canada,

Lot of August releases. Nothing for July?

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By in Poland,

In Poland they are already selling. No preorders at all :D

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By in Belgium,

Love this new range, will get them all but why pre-order ? There is no incentive. And I’m not expecting the sales to go wild in August anyway...

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By in United Kingdom,

whens's the new theme park creator expert set due for release.... that must be soon.

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By in Ireland,

that wrecked boat set is awesome, excited to add it into my seaside resort set

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By in Australia,

I like the minifigs, and some of the smaller builds are pretty interesting. As a Train fan, I'm used to taking whatever scraps Lego throws out, so I'll probably check out the train.

But why does the dog have to be dead?

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By in United Kingdom,

The shrimp boat looks like it would go great with the Fishing Store.

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By in Canada,

Finally!!!! Can't wait for this series... sets look amazing.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really like the characters too, and I think the ghost dog is great. Not sure about the name 'Parker L. Jackson' though...

Bit disappointed to see that several of the sets (Shrimp Boat and Restaurant) don't have a physical spooky transformation to go with the A.R. effects on the app, as that feature of the High School and Train have been pushed a lot in previews. It's still a nice-looking boat though. And the bus, the lab and the monster truck have some great detailing.

I'm not sure I dare criticise the train in case LEGO never make another one ever! It doesn't seem to have the same extent of features as the others but then maybe that's a good thing, as the price seems high enough as it is. I feel a compulsion to buy one anyway; it is a train after all!

So, maybe I'm not the target market, but I can see myself getting the lab, the boat and the train. I trust kids will have more fun with the sets, but I do suspect the App will be a 'try it once then forget about it' experience for most. Whether it adds to sales or not we'll see, but whatever that App-related gimmick was with the last range of Agents sets, that died off pretty fast.

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By in Netherlands,

There's a videogame component to this, so I guess that it why there is pre-order. :) (It's kind of a thing in those circles. Though to be fair, that happens often more than a year in advance :/).

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By in Australia,

The seafood shack will also be good with the old lighthouse- there's a nod to it with the lifesavers ring.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really want the school bus and the fishing boat, both will be tweaked to use in DC & marvel comics creations, might even get the lab aswell..

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By in United States,

Yet another great series that I now want to collect, awesome!? I only really want 5 of them, lol. Christmas is coming up soon, right? I'd love to see a large pic of the non-spookified version of Newberry High School. With a little bit of mod. and fixing up it has excellent potential and could give my city's children a proper education!

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By in Germany,

It is still easier to bricklink parts for trains or buy them used. It is not like one really needs to "ghost" part of it anyway and to be honest, there are so many nice instructions for locomotives available, there really is no need for this rather weird one.
Some of the sets are interesting for parts, I am not really convinced about the AR part. Either play a decent video game or play with Legos.

As for the preorder - when you preorder a video game you will almost always get something for it, like an ingame item or some other kind of extra. :)

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By in United States,

@Joefish: I don't think there's any reason to worry that LEGO will stop making trains. While they definitely make a lot fewer train sets than they used to, they seem to keep a lot of the City trains they make on shelves longer than many other City sets, which makes me think there's at least enough demand for them that they don't want to go even a year without any trains available.

Since trains tend to be really popular with younger kids (e.g. the "Thomas the Tank Engine" age range), I wonder what it would take for LEGO to make a Juniors train set. Duplo and City trains certainly seem popular enough to continue selling in spite of their often high prices, so it seems like a no-brainer that LEGO fans at that transitional point between those two themes would also enjoy train sets.

I've heard that the 3x6 train wheel housings + wheels might be getting a redesign with this Hidden Side set so that they no longer require a separate metal axle… if that's the case, that might make them more viable for sets aimed at the 4+ age group.

Anyway, on a more general note, it's neat to see that the set descriptions give a lot of the characters full names! Previously we'd only heard their first names. Will be looking through to see if there are any other fun details that I hadn't previously noticed.

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By in United Kingdom,

First the Positives I do like the look of a few of these 3-4 at the right price, and for me its Lego set, then I may download the app, and may let my daughter touch it :-) but as has been suggested a Lego pre-order is not the same as most others. IF you don't get a free something @Mickitat you at least get it on day one. An Amazon or Game pre-order arrives on the day if not the day before..... Lego ship as normal and it can take 4-5 days (even longer if its on a Friday) for you to get the item. Meanwhile Smyths often have them on sale before Lego do. Come on Lego let us pre-order but offer a freebie (at least the freebie on sale on the day of release) and start shipping it 3 days early.

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By in Netherlands,

I am super hyped about this theme however, the Train is just too expensive at full price.

Pre-order at full price doesn't do it for me for sets that aren't [email protected] Exclusives.

Getting sets a few weeks or months later is no problem if it results in 25-30%+ off.

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By in United Kingdom,

This really does have a monster fighters crossed with scooby doo vibe, I hope lego make more of them, even in 2020 maybe spice the theme up with some polybag sets or other Merchandise like keychains magnets, clothing etc..

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By in Puerto Rico,

I am getting the School Bus and that is it from this theme honestly.

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By in United Kingdom,

All sets are fairly priced between £17.99-£109.99

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By in New Zealand,

Are they concerned these wont be popular and want to use pre ordering as a way to gauge how they will sell?

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By in United States,

I hope this line does well. I miss Monster Fighters and Scooby Doo themes. I'll definitely be picking some of these sets up but just wish Lego didn't push back the US until a month after worldwide release. Oh well, can't win them all. LOL

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By in United States,

The greu triggers on the stud shooters on the bus seem to not be up all the way.

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By in United States,

My major disappointment is getting the same main characters in the same outfits over and over and over again. It doesn't encourage you to get different sets.

But... many of the sets are neat in the absence of the mediocre minifigs so I'll probably pick up a few and drop them in with my Scooby-Doo sets.

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By in Poland,

I love some of designs but i wish Scoobydoo theme continued.

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By in United States,

Don't have a smartphone, so these sets are a pass for me.

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By in United States,

@guachi: To be fair, Jack and Parker have two outfits each (with jackets or without). So slightly less repetitive than if they had the same outfit in every set.

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