There are lots of new LEGO bricks to look forward to in 2023, including several for new kinds of animals, expanding the fauna in your collection.
From the next LEGO Collectible Minifigures series to the relaunch of LEGO Friends, new animal elements appear to be a focus for the LEGO Group’s various design teams in 2023.
The past few weeks have been rife with LEGO 2023 reveals so as a summary, here are a few pieces you can look forward to next year.
5 – A koala
As part of the Conservationist minifigure in 71037 Series 24, the first LEGO koala can be found, complete with a bar grip to hold all kinds of accessories.
4 – Dogs
LEGO Friends is exploring disability through multiple perspectives in 2023, including a dog with a harness in 41727 Dog Rescue Centre and 41755 Nova’s Room. Beyond that, LEGO City has a new kind of puppy piece for German shepherds and similar breeds in 60369 Mobile Police Dog Training.
3 – Otters
Included in 60394 ATV and Otter Habitat are, as suggested in the name, two otters using the piece first seen in 75966 Hogwarts Room of Requirement. This opaque depiction should be more applicable across a wide variety of LEGO sets and the City model even includes a waterfall for them to slide down.
2 – A new frog
The LEGO frog piece has been a staple of sets, including even 10281 Bonsai Tree for years but thanks to LEGO Minecraft, they finally have a friend thanks to a block-based version in 21240 The Swamp Adventure. Considering the size, you could mix it in with the standard LEGO frogs for variety too.
1 – A large cat
LEGO Friends earns a second spot on this list for a new variety of LEGO cats. Featured in sets including both 41742 Cat Hotel and 41754 Leo’s Room. This large cat element seems likely to be used mostly in LEGO Friends and other mini-doll themes but for breeds including Maine Coons, it could be perfect for minifigures too.
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