Bricklink Designer Program Series 2: Pre-orders open on June 6th

Bricklink Designer Program Series 2: Pre-orders open on June 6th

by Andrea Certo

Bricklink has officially announced the pre-order opening date for the Bricklink Designer Program Series 2 sets. Starting from June 6th, you’ll have the opportunity to order five new exclusive sets, limited to 30,000 copies each. In this article, we’ll introduce the five proposed models and explain the pre-order process!

How to get the Bricklink Designer Program Series 2

To order Bricklink Designer Program Series 2 sets, follow these steps! Pre-orders will officially begin on June 6th at 8 AM Pacific Time, equivalent to 5 PM in Europe.

Visit the dedicated series page to pre-order a maximum of two copies per set (this limit applies per household). You will be redirected to the official LEGO website to complete the pre-order.

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Only sets with a minimum of 3,000 pre-orders and up to a maximum of 30,000 copies will be produced! Production and shipping will take approximately six months, with an estimated delivery date in December 2024!

The 5 sets in the Bricklink Designer Program Series 2

Let’s now delve into the details of each set in this series! Check out the photos, descriptions, and list prices to get an idea of which ones you’d like to add to your collection!

Super important note!

If everything goes like past launches (and there’s no reason to think it won’t), the LEGO website will have a very long queue, making navigation slow and cumbersome.
Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered: by clicking on the red buttons in each of the five descriptions in this article, the set will be added directly to your cart, saving you a ton of unnecessary loading time! Convenient, right?

Logging Railway

  • List price: 189,99€
  • Pieces: 2731
  • Stickers: 2
  • Minifigures: 3
  • Dimensions: 25.8 cm (10.2 in) x 94.1 cm (37.0 in) x h23.7 cm (9.3 in)
  • Designer: ties25

The Planter & Children Logging Co. is a fictional logging company and railway, based in central Oregon, USA. The railway was built to transport felled logs out of the forrest and down to the saw mill, but is also used by the loggers to transport themselves and their tools to and from the work site.

The locomotive pulling the train today is “Toto”, the oldest locomotive in service at the railway. Toto is a 0-4-0 locomotive built in the 1890s, and is a typical logging locomotive for the time. Today it’s showing its age however, and most logging companies would have replaced the loco for a more modern type a long time ago. But the engine has been kept in such good condition that it’s still in regular use on the railway, and is sure to run for many more years.

Behind the loco is a flat car transporting a generator, followed by a logging wagon loaded up with freshly felled logs. Bringing up the rear of the train is an old “Bobber” style caboose, used by the logging crew use to ride in and transport their tools. It’s also were the saplings used for replanting the forrest are kept.

The roof of the locomotive and the caboose is removable, and both have interior details and room for minifigures.

The train can run on standard tracks, and uses standard buffers & magnets. It’s also designed with the option to add a motor and battery box (not included).

The Ocean House

  • List price: 179,99€
  • Pieces: 2207
  • Stickers: 0
  • Minifigures: 4
  • Dimensions: 40.9 cm (16.1 in) x 47.8 cm (18.8 in) x h28.2 cm (11.1 in)
  • Designer: Hanwas

The Ocean House is part of an original theme I created whilst writing story for my son (now sons!). The first set in the theme was The Mountain Windmill, which I am very thankful to say was part of the Bricklink Invitational. I was also invited to do the Ocean House as part of the invitational, but at the time it wasn’t possible so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to submit it now. 

The story tells of the mysterious Mountain Windmill that holds mysteries long since forgotten by the villagers who live in its shadow. The journey to the windmill is too dangerous to travel, until, that is, a young village boy discovers a map marking a hidden route to the Windmill. The Ocean House is the home of the boy.

One of the aesthetic ‘design pillars’ of the theme is the combination of nature and man-made structures. The other is a vivid and rich palette, I think maybe my favorite feature of the Ocean House is the bright multicolored cladding that runs around the facade. I am really happy with the way it turned out and I think offers a pretty unique sight in LEGO

One of the biggest design challenges was the order in which the set was constructed and how the decking should mount onto the legs, I am happy with the solution as I found when building that it wasn’t bad taking it off and putting it back on, etc.

Here is the passage of the story that introduces the Ocean House:

The boy started home with the map tucked away safely in his satchel. Could it really lead to the Mountain Windmill, and what if it did? He wasn’t about to set off into the valley to find out. He decided to put it out of his mind for now.

It was dusk when the boy’s house came into view. 

The house stood on stilts above the water. Blue flowers grew knotted and thick across the roof. The boy’s father had removed the flowers a few years ago but they returned defiant, so he had decided to let them be. The boy liked the way the flowers looked, as did his mother, though they had started to damage the roof.

Their old fishing boat was tied to the jetty and rocking gently on the tide. The boy liked to sit in it occasionally and read, or just watch the fish swim around the legs of the jetty, enjoying the protection it offered from the open water.

The boy’s cat meowed and brushed against his leg. The smell of cooking fish wafted over the sand towards him, and his stomach grumbled. He bent down and scratched the cat behind the ear before the pair of them headed up the ramp toward the front door. The boy looked forward to the sight of his familty at the table with a nice hot meal.

Mushroom House

  • List price: 79,99€
  • Pieces: 964
  • Stickers: 0
  • Minifigures: 3
  • Dimensions: 16,7cm (6,6 in) x 31 cm (12,2 in) x h22,5cm (8,9 in)
  • Designer: Limit 2

Welcome to my LEGO Mushroom House

Let me show you the Tiny World of Wonders where the Forest Elves live in a Mushroom House. Open the roof of the big mushroom to reveal the interior, filled with details on two floors. And look, the fruit merchant is coming by on her snail mount for a visit.

A tiny world of wonders

Imagine a small world in your garden right between the grass and flowers, where little elves live in harmony with nature, making a mushroom their home.

My Mushroom House is 22.5 cm tall and consists of 964 pieces. It makes a great display piece from the front and reveals an inviting interior on the backside. The 3 Minifigures included are two Forest Elves and the fruit merchant on her snail mount.


Inside are two floors. On the 1st floor is the kitchen, a fireplace with a cauldron and the living room. The 2nd floor can be reached by climbing up the leaves and houses the comfy bed and a desk to write letters.

Playful details

The build plays with scale: A mushroom finds usage as a home, and a snail becomes the mount for the fruit merchant. Plenty of details allow for lots of exploring and storytelling, such as the fruit-filled wheelbarrow and the pump to water the plants.

Brick Cross Train Station

  • List Price: 259,99€
  • Pieces: 3050
  • Stickers: 14
  • Minifigures: 8
  • Dimensions: 32,3 cm (12,7 in) x 39,1 cm (15,4 in) x h22,3 cm (8,8 in)
  • Designer: brickester

Brick Cross Train Station

The city has grown around the railroad and the City Council has decided to restore the old Brick Cross station, preserving its old facades and covering the old hall with a new iron and glass structure. The station has also been extended by a new modern structure to hold a fancy bar where citizens can enjoy some drinks and pastries after a long working day. This newly-restored station has quickly become one of the busiest places in the city. Thousands of people pass through every day. Some patiently await the journey home, others rush by to get to work on time, some people-watch with curiosity, whilst some anxiously anticipate the too-slow arrival of a loved one. Yet others carry all their worldly belongings in a suitcase ready to embark the train to a new life.

About the project

Train stations have always amazed me. They are magical places where a large part of the stories of our lives are written. They are places of transition, of unsummoned crowds, of anonymous glances, of waiting, thought and reflection. I must say that I love being in them and watching what happens there… Their aromas (not always pleasant), their sounds, their colors and light/shade. I’m always propelled to ask myself: where is that person going? What is she/he reading? What are they about to eat?

Undoubtedly the multiple European train stations I have been to and the memories of so many moments in them have inspired this project. It is therefore not a replica of any particular station, but a kind of collection of fragments based on my own memories.

The Brick Cross project aims to focus on everything that surrounds a train station.

About the Build

I’ve made this design with the intention of providing a building experience with many different variants. A ‘glassy’ covering, a hinged wall or a ‘steel’ structure inside the main building are a few examples of uncommon building situations that are present in this model.

The final model is modular building compatible from both sides.

Ominous Isle

  • List Price: 219,99€
  • Pieces: 2809
  • Stickers: 0
  • Minifigures: 5
  • Dimensions: 39,3 cm (15,5 in) x 60,6 cm (23,9 in) x h30,6 cm (12 in)
  • Designer: Jazlecraz

Ominous Isle is the dreaded base of operations for the fearsome Captain Mutton Chops and his motley crew. The signature skull is the final warning to foolish travellers that they have ventured too far into dangerous waters and are about to have their first and final encounter with the legendary pirate captain.

The isle is surrounded in mystery. There are rumours of secret treasure, fierce sea monsters and ancient ruins from a lost civilization. However, the pirate crew is quite at home here, with strong defences, a luxurious captain’s quarters, a well-stocked kitchen and an overflowing treasure store.

The isle’s real surprise though, is that it never appears the same way twice. The surrounding islets seem to constantly rearrange themselves, linked by numerous bridges and crossings. This makes it impossible to accurately describe Mutton Chops’ hideout because every witness has seen a different version.

The sheer verticality of the isle is also incredibly intimidating, giving the landmark true presence. It is a significant trek to get from the landing jetty to the top of the ancient lookout tower, gradually climbing the many surrounding islets. But for those on the crew, there is a grand shortcut. The barred gate in the mouth of the skull is mechanised to open on demand and grant direct access to the core of the base.

Truly, Ominous Isle is a stronghold befitting of the great Captain Mutton Chops!