The month of April is almost upon us, and that means another much awaited LEGO gift with purchase (GWP) set is almost within reach. Following the steps of the 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290) Commemorative Set, we now have another anniversary set which now focuses on the 40th year anniversary of the iconic LEGO minifigure. First revealed in April’s LEGO Store Calendar, the LEGO Minifigure Factory (5005358) Promotional Set underscores the careful, meticulous but fun way a LEGO minifigure comes to be. Check out these official images now uploaded via LEGO’s servers.
Now that we have these crisp, clear images, we can have a better look at what I believe is the highlight of this free set: the unique microfigures. I’m not a particular LEGO microfigure fan, but I have to say the level of detail shown in such a small scale is very, very impressive.
As you can see from the image above, we can expect a bunch of microfigs from this free set, showcasing some of LEGO’s most classic themes: a Policeman, Pirate, Space Man, Nurse, and LEGO Ninjago’s female android P.I.X.A.L. Needless to say, I’m glad LEGO threw in these little guys. Of course, we also have the LEGO Designer minifigure which is pretty nice in itself with the LEGO logo emblazoned at the back of its yellow torso.
Similar to previous promotional items, the LEGO Minifigure Factory make use of its cardboard packaging as part of the set’s display. Though I would prefer an actual build for the factory, this 86-piece freebie is not something that I will gripe about. All in all, I’m sure that this next LEGO GWP is not something that collectors will casually pass. The LEGO Minifigure Factory (5005358) is slated to be available from April 1 to 15 and comes free for every single receipt purchase of any LEGO items $75 and more.