March 2022 LEGO News Roundup

A memorable month of global news also included some great LEGO articles, and a few exciting new LEGO products.

This past month, LEGO fans around the world have leaned in to their hobby to cope, and at times help process troubling news around the world. This includes a huge fundraising effort in support of Ukraine which you will learn more about below.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be released April 5!

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be released April 5!

Exciting new sets for AFOLs

Only a few new sets debuted on April 1, with several interesting movie-based dioramas that you can preorder for release later this month. I’m honestly more excited about the (long delayed) release of the LEGO Star Wars – Skywalker Saga videogame!

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    This hotly anticipated game covers all 9 core films in the classic Star Wars saga. I hope the 2+ year delay makes this the biggest and most fun LEGO game yet!
    Regular edition: $60, preorder now at Amazon.com
    Deluxe edition: $70, April 5 at LEGO.com
  • #10300 Back to the Future Time Machine (Delorean)
    While the classic Delorean has already been produced in a previous LEGO Ideas set, the remake is much more intricately detailed for a new generation of detail-oriented AFOLs.
    1868 pieces, $170, available now at LEGO.com

    Reviews: New Elementary offers the best look at the new parts, and Brothers Brick offers the best coverage of how the model adapts to match the look of the three films.

  • #75330 Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama
    I love the wing sticking out of the swamp in this cute diorama. (in fairness, I enjoy a good swamp.)
    1000 pieces, $80, Preorder now for April 26 release at LEGO.com
  • #75339 Death Star Trash Compactor Diorama
    The classic scene from the best Star Wars film is captured in this (interactive) diorama.
    802 pieces, $90, Preorder now for April 26 release at LEGO.com
  • #75329 Death Star Trench Run Diorama
    The lowest price, and smallest part count diorama offered this month offers a master class in greebling.
    665 pieces, $60, Preorder now for April 26 release at LEGO.com
  • #76956 T. rex Breakout Dorama
    Shifting gears, here’s an opportnity to add a nice looking brick-built dinosaur and several classic Jurassic Park minfigures to your collection.
    1212 pieces, $100, Preorder now for April 17 release at LEGO.com
#75330 Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama is my pick for best release this month.

#75330 Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama is my pick for best release this month.

Best articles from around the web

Here are some highlights this month from around the web – Happy reading!

We include as much detail as possible and always target the utmost accuracy, hopefully giving people a Creator Expert or 18+ experience, at a much lower price point than those themes.

Chris Stamp

Best podcast episodes:

Here are a couple stories to keep your ears curious…

  • Natalie de Blois: To Tell the Truth (48:08)
    This new podcast aims to elevate the stories of female architects — the second episode offers a honest, if not troubling look into the ways that exceptionally talented women were overlooked in the 1960s and 70’s. Many professionals will relate to the challenges in balancing personal and professional responsibilities, too.
    New Angle: Voice
  • Broken Heart Park (41:06)
    How was Dr. Venable, an exceptionally talented black opthamologist driven from the home he built? Using the same eminent domain laws which stripped many communities of color of their homes to build infrastructure such as highways, and in this case, a park that the town didn’t really need…
    99% Invisible

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