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LEGO Ghost Hunting Sets On The Hidden Side

With LEGO's Hidden Side series, you build your LEGO set like any other. Then you use a free interactive Augmented Reality (AR) app on your smart device to pursue and capture a load of rebellious ghosts who are lurking in the sleepy old pretend town of Newbury.

LEGO Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery 70420 Building Kit, App Toy for 7+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (335 Pieces)
LEGO Hidden Side J.B.'s Ghost Lab 70418 Building Kit, Ghost Playset for 7+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (174 Pieces)

It's simple. Just scan your built LEGO model with your smart-phone or tablet and watch the screen come alive. It interacts with the model and makes things happen. It's a new way of playing. You don't need a smart device to build and play with these sets, but you do need one if you want to go ghost hunting. That is all in the app.

Each Hidden Side set has mysteries that need solving and games to play as the app continuously updates. There are items to find, and ghosts to collect, and a boss ghost that's different with each kit.

Hidden Side sets are for kids seven years and older. They use stories in the AR app for hunting ghosts one at a time.

You can play without the toy sets using 'Play as Ghost' mode in the app, but to use 'Play as Ghost Hunter' mode, you do need at least one of the Hidden Side sets. And you can combine as many sets as you want to intensify the play. The possibilities are exciting.

Adult supervision is not needed for kids to have a spookily enjoyable time chasing phantoms out of the shadows. This new technology presents a new dimension to playing with building bricks.

LEGO Hidden Side J.B.'s Ghost Lab 70418 Building Kit, Ghost Playset for 7+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (174 Pieces)
LEGO Hidden Side El Fuego's Stunt Truck 70421 Building Kit, Ghost Playset for 8+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (428 Pieces)

Each Hidden Side set includes a fully functional LEGO model. You'll have a building toy, a tech toy, and an AR game all at the same time.

Let's have a look at these Lego ghost hunting sets.

Newbury Haunted High School

LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Haunted High School 70425 Building Kit, School Playset for 9+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (1,474 Pieces)

Newbury Haunted High School has lots of detail to fire up kids' imaginations even before they use the AR app.

There's a bus station out the front and a bell tower on the roof. Inside, a computer lab, chemistry room, library, and bathroom provide more play areas that can so quickly switch from being quiet and normal places to being haunted. There's even a concealed chamber.

You get eight minifigures with the Haunted School - Elton Douglas, Jack,  Mr. Clarke, Paola, Parker, Rosa Davids, Spencer the ghost dog and Wade.

  • 1474 pieces
  • 8 Mini-figs including Spencer
  • Dimensions: W 16inches x D 10inches x H 11 inches
  • Model no: 70425
  • Recommended age range: 9 and above

Wrecked Shrimp Boat

LEGO Hidden Side Wrecked Shrimp Boat 70419 Building Kit, App Toy for 7+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (310 Pieces)

The Wrecked Shrimp Boat comes with some outstanding features like a kayak, some bits of a tentacle, and a sou'wester, and a brick-built cliff that can become haunted.

It becomes a wreck by splitting neatly in two and can then be put back together again for a new adventure.

Figures are Captain Jones, Jones Jr, Parker, Jack Davids, Spencer, the ghost dog, and albino aligator

  • 310 pieces
  • 4 Minifigs + albino aligator & ghost-dog Spencer
  • Dimensions: W 9" x D 4" x H 7" - (shipwreck on island)
  • Model no: 70419
  • Recommended age range:

Graveyard Mystery

LEGO Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery 70420 Building Kit, App Toy for 7+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (335 Pieces)

The Graveyard Mystery playset has some spooky details such as a grave that opens, a haunted tree with posable arms, and a twistable statue.

Minifigures included are Jack, Parker, Mr Branson, Skeleton and Spencer the ghost dog. There are also two smartphone elements.

  • 335 Pieces
  • 4 Minifigs (including skeleton) + Spencer
  • Dimensions:  W 12 inches x D 3 inches x H 5 inches
  • Model no: 70420
  • Recommended ages: 7 and up

Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000

LEGO Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000 70423 Augmented Reality (AR) Building Kit with Toy Bus, Toy App allows for endless Creative Play with Ghost Toys and Vehicle (689 Pieces)

Newbury's very own Paranormal Intercept Bus has plenty of cool design elements. It has a pull-out command center with fold-out anti-haunting cannons, spook scanners on the bus roof, and a portable toilet that gets haunted big-time!

Figures included are Parker and Jack, J.B., worker Bill, worker Nana and ghost dog Spencer.

  • 689 Pieces
  • 6 Minifigs including Spencer
  • Dimensions: L 11inches x W 3 inches x H 5 inches
  • Model no: 70423
  • Recommended ages: 8 years and over

Ghost Train Express

LEGO Hidden Side Ghost Train Express 70424 Building Kit, Train Toy for 8+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (698 Pieces)

Kids can build Newbury's Ghost Train Express and train station packed with ghost-catching details: A de-haunting gun, fold-out ghost wings, and a ghost exorcism chamber.

Minifigures include: Jack Davis and Parker L Jackson each with a smartphone, techie J.B., ticket inspector Chuck, and ticket agent Ms Santos.

  • 698 Pieces
  • 5 Minifigs
  • Dimensions: L 24 inches x W 5 inches x H 5 inches (when haunted)
  • Model no: 70424
  • Recommended ages: 8 years and up

El Fuego's Stunt Truck

LEGO Hidden Side El Fuego's Stunt Truck 70421 Building Kit, Ghost Playset for 8+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (428 Pieces)

With a working rear suspension, El Fuego's Stunt Truck provides plenty of opportunities for imaginative stunt play. The truck has a huge cannon that can be used to de-haunt the chopper motorbike of Dwayne and girlfriend Joey 

Minifigures included are Jack and El Fuego, bikers Dwayne and Joey, Spencer the ghost dog. There's also a smartphone element.

  • 428 Pieces
  • 4 Minifigs + Spencer the wee ghost dog
  • Dimensions: L 6 inches x W 3 inches x H 3 inches
  • Model no: 70421
  • Recommended ages: 8 years and up

JB's Ghost Lab

LEGO Hidden Side J.B.'s Ghost Lab 70418 Building Kit, Ghost Playset for 7+ Year Old Boys and Girls, Interactive Augmented Reality Playset, New 2019 (174 Pieces)

Newbury's very own mad scientist, JB has to de-haunt the friendly janitor in the JB's Ghost Lab playset. With minifigures of JB, Jack Davids and Douglas Elton plus ghost dog Spencer plus a Tesla-powered ghost removal chamber, there are plenty of adventures to be had.

  • 174 Pieces
  • 3 Minifigs + Spencer the ghost dog & 2 smartphone elements
  • Dimensions: W 7 inches x D 3 inches x H 5 inches
  • Model no: 70418
  • Recommended ages: 7 and up

Shrimp Shack Attack

LEGO Hidden Side Shrimp Shack Attack 70422 Augmented Reality (AR) Building Set with Ghost Minifigures and Toy Car for Ghost Hunting, Tech Toy for Boys and Girls (579 Pieces)

Get into ghost hunting at Shrimp Shack Attack with minifigures Parker, Jack, chef Enzo with 2 knives (he's haunted), waitress Sally and Ronny.

There's an armed go-kart with room for two Minifigures ready to enter the action. The detailed shrimp shack kitchen features a shrimp sign that slides away from the shack and can change from normal to haunted. The kitchen interacts with the app. 

  • 579 Pieces
  • 5 Minifigs + Spencer ghost dog, & 2 smartphone elements
  • Dimensions: W12 inches x D 3 inches x H 7 inches
  • Model no: 70422
  • Recommended ages: 8 years and up

Download the 'LEGO Hidden Side' app for iOS or Android devices from App Store or Google Play. It will be updated continuously. The app doesn't work on Kindle though.