Last year saw the LEGO Group take a deep dive into its back catalogue for its 90th birthday, resulting in sets like 10305 Lion Knights’ Castle and 10497 Galaxy Explorer. The fervour for follow-ups among the wider community has not really subsided since, and the company may now be answering those calls with a new line called ‘LEGO Moments’.
A listing at brickmerge.de – and additional details from brick_clicker – have given us a clear picture of 10391 Space, which is said to be the first set under the LEGO Moments banner. It was originally scheduled to arrive on shelves in October this year, but brick_clicker wagers it’s been pushed back to April 2024. Regardless of its actual release date, the 966-piece model is rumoured to consist of a ‘large black spaceship’.
Putting two and two together, the obvious conclusion is that this is a new line of LEGO sets inspired by ‘moments’ in the company’s history – the first being a Classic Space revival to follow 10497 Galaxy Explorer and 40580 Blacktron Cruiser. A black spaceship could well be a revamp of a larger Blacktron set, for example, although neither source has stated that’s definitively the case.
Brick_clicker does suggest LEGO Moments will be a new LEGO Icons subtheme, which chimes with its product numbering: the 103XX format follows LEGO Icons, which is currently topping out around the 20s with 10320 Eldorado Fortress, 10323 Pac-Man Arcade and so on. If anything, that only strengthens the case for it being a revamp of classic themes, as the 90th-anniversary sets were also released under the Icons banner.
At least one more LEGO Moments set is currently rumoured to be on the way in 2024, numbered 10392, but further details on that one are few and far between at the moment. If it does end up being another modernised version of a much-loved classic set, this new theme – or subtheme, or whatever – could eventually replace Creator 3-in-1 as the home of retro products.
This is all speculation based on initial rumours at this stage, so take it with a grain of salt. But given the response to last year’s 90th-anniversary sets, it’s easy to imagine the LEGO Group wanting to keep the nostalgia train rolling. And this could also be a credible avenue for the rumoured return of BIONICLE in 2025…