April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Available

Allow me to begin by saying that next month’s LEGO Brand Store Calendar is noticeably underwhelming – and for a very good reason. Considering the global pandemic caused by the notorious COVID-19, all LEGO brand stores are effectively closed until the first half of April. However, that does not deter LEGO from making our Spring Break a bit more fun, even at home. You may still want to check out the April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and what freebies are in store together with your next LEGO purchase. You may download a PDF copy, or view the gallery below.

As you may notice, the April 2020 LEGO Store Calendar is pretty much bare, with LEGO only giving emphasis on the freebies that it will offer via LEGO Shop@Home. In fact, two of these have been offered already since last week, with one promotional item to expect during the first half of April. I am still optimistic though that the LEGO store closures that we are experiencing will not last long beyond April, and I hope that normal store operations, and our lives in general, will soon be back on track.

At the most, we can be excited about the upcoming LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) which will be most likely released via LEGO’s online shopping portal. Anyways, here are some of the LEGO freebies in store for us next month via LEGO Shop@Home or LEGO catalog phone orders.

Free Exclusive LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

For single-receipt purchases of any LEGO products worth $50 or more from March 23 to April 13 will entitle you to a free LEGO Easter Egg (40371). This gift-with-purchase set comes in at 239 pieces and features a chick mini build inside a decorative brick-built egg casing.

Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)

Similar to the LEGO Easter Egg, the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) will also be offered during the same time period of March 23-April 13 but on a lower qualifying purchase. For every single-receipt LEGO purchase (online or via phone) worth $30 and more will allow you to bring home this hopping mini build as well. It somehow comes close to what LEGO stores offer with their Monthly Mini Builds (MMB).

Free LEGO Trolls Poppy’s Carriage (30555)

April LEGO Store Calendar

This final freebie for the month of April features a polybag promotional for the LEGO Trolls World Tour theme. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Trolls set worth $35 and above will qualify you for a free LEGO Trolls Poppy’s Carriage (30555) polybag. Though the LEGO Trolls sets have been out since January, it is still nice that LEGO managed to throw in an incentive for LEGO fans who will opt to buy these new sets. Though some parts of the world manage to show the movie, the US is yet to schedule a film release tentatively slated for April 10.

As I mentioned earlier, all LEGO brand stores are closed until April 12 which practically suspends all in-store activities such as Make and Take events, minifigure swaps, and other socially engaging activities. Its a drag really, but it’s for the best of all in the long run.

Keep safe brick fans and keep on building!

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LEGO Brand Stores To Be Closed Until April 12, 2020

I guess this is another piece of sad news, but something that we need to accept eventually. The LEGO Group (TLG) has announced that due to the global menace brought about by COVID-19, all of their LEGO Brand Stores will remain closed until April 12 or until further notice. This applies to all of its directly supervised and owned 154 global brand stores, much of it located in the US.

The announcement came in as a response to the updated directives given by the international community on a coordinated response against the COVID-19 threat. If you recall, LEGO initially said that it will close all of its 153 LEGO Brand Stores until March 27 as part of its compliance with government regulations. However, the company deemed it necessary to extend the said closure until April 12 or until further notice dependent on the local government’s instructions. Here’s the official update from LEGO:

An open letter from Niels B Christiansen, CEO, The LEGO Group

Updated March 27, 2020

To continue to protect the health of our communities, the LEGO® Brand Retail stores we own and operate will remain temporarily closed until at least April 12, possibly longer depending on government guidance. In locations where government restrictions aren’t currently in place, selected LEGO stores owned and operated by our partners will remain open. Those stores are taking all the necessary precautions and monitoring the situation closely.

This notice only applies to 150+ brand stores that LEGO owned and supervised, not including the LEGO certified stores. However, it still depends on the local government where the store is located, if the latter will allow continuous store operations.

It’s quite disheartening, especially to those who are looking forward to seeing the recently announced LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) up close and personal on April 1. Though TLG did not mention it specifically, we can expect that LEGO Shop@Home will continue to be operational but it will be realistic to expect major downtimes in terms of delivery due to the high volume of orders.

As of this posting, the US has now surpassed China for the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. That’s not a pretty picture to look at, and let’s continue to hope that all of these will eventually pass. Stay safe everyone and keep on building!

150+ LEGO Brand Stores to Close Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

These are trying times indeed, and as the world frantically struggles to put an end to this modern-day pandemic, the LEGO Group is now doing its share to combat this scourge labeled as COVID-19. After announcing the temporary closure of the famed LEGO House in Denmark (one of the countries in the EU region severely hit by this pandemic), TLG is now making the sad but necessary move of closing its approximately 150 LEGO Brand Stores worldwide, with the exception of those located in China particularly in Shanghai and Beijing.

The said LEGO Brand Stores will be closed until March 27, or until such time that local health authorities see it fit to lift any bans or restrictions due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Though LEGO assures us that their online store is still operational, I’m still not quite sure how the deliveries will commence if strict quarantine procedures are now in place in your respective communities.

Here’s what Niels Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group has to say about this news.

An open letter from Niels B Christiansen, CEO, The LEGO Group

The health and safety of children and communities worldwide is our top priority.

We are working extremely hard to protect our colleagues, our customers and of course, our youngest fans.

To reduce the risk of the virus spreading further, we’ve rapidly stepped up our efforts in every country where we operate.

We’ve temporarily closed the approximately 150 LEGO® Brand Retail stores we own and operate until at least March 27 in all countries except China. Our online store on LEGO.com remains open. Our retail store colleagues will receive their scheduled wages until this time.

Every colleague whose job allows them to work from home must do so. For colleagues whose job requires them to come to work, we are taking extraordinary measures to safeguard their health. For example, we will conduct temperature checks on employees and implement mandatory hand washing and sanitizing. We’ve rearranged our workplaces to ensure that colleagues do not gather in large groups and practice social distancing. Naturally, we have canceled all travel.

We’re monitoring the situation continuously and will take whatever steps are necessary to promote well-being.

One thing I am certain of is the awesomeness of the people who work at the LEGO Group and our fans. One of our company values is caring. The way everyone is looking after each other is truly inspiring. We’re listening to you, and we take strength from the fact that play and learning can bring families together for moments of joy, even at the most uncertain times.

We will get through this together.

Stay safe, stay home and stay strong.

Niels

 

As I write this post, our national government has placed our larger community in lockdown until the middle of April. And I’m sure that as you read this, you might be going through the same unpleasant experience of having your movements curtailed and extremely limited. With plenty of time in our hands as we stay home, I’m thankful that our LEGO bricks are here to somewhat lift our spirits. So in case you missed out on that one LEGO set that you so are so eager to have because of this outbreak, then just hang on tight and remember that things can still be pretty awesome wherever you are.

Keep safe everyone and keep on building!

Building Instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) Now Available

The LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary gift-with-purchase promo is still up, and while we’re still far from this month’s next LEGO Store promotional freebie, LEGO is kind enough to release the building instructions for the LEGO Easter Egg (40371) ahead of its release later this March 23.

LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

If you recall, this limited edition LEGO Easter Egg (40371) is our next gift-with-purchase set slated to be offered from March 23 until April 13 as featured in the March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Coming in at 239 pieces, this set features a customizable egg that houses a small, brick-built chick. What is great about this freebie is that it comes with plenty of small, decorative pieces that are usually found in the new LEGO DOTS sets. Additionally, it features a modular design that allows you to have a small storage compartment to house these pieces and another for the brick-built chick. This new LEGO Easter Egg will be added to your cart (both in-store and online at LEGO Shop@Home) if your next LEGO purchase reaches a $50 and above price point during the abovementioned promo period.

While waiting for this set, you may want to give it a try and see if you can build your own LEGO Easter Egg since the set’s building instructions are now available online via LEGO’s customer service. Since it is a highly customizable set, I expect this to have plenty of room to allow you to personalize this set with your own choice of color scheme and design. You may get the building instructions in PDF format right here. Check out the parts list below and see if you have these in your own LEGO collection. I don’t see any rare parts included in them so you can easily swap these with ones with any colors that you have.

LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

Be sure to check back with your local LEGO store starting this last week of March for this limited edition freebie.

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Out Now

LEGO has now published its March 2020 Store Calendar and with it, we can catch a glimpse of the various promos that will kick-start our spring brick-building. For starters, the upcoming LEGO DOTS customizable accessory kits take center stage in this monthly store calendar, together with other spring-themed building activities. Let’s check out the details.

Free Exclusive LEGO Trains 40th Anniversary Set (40370)

Promo period: March 1-15, 2020

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

We first spotted this set last month, with some sketchy details on when and how it will be available. Like other commemorative sets, this one will be exclusively available in all LEGO stores and at LEGO Shop@Home for a single-receipt, qualifying purchases of any LEGO merchandise worth $99 and above. Expect this to be popular among AFOLs especially those who are fans of LEGO Train sets. There are plenty of LEGO fan websites that already gave their thoughts about this set, and it only makes me more excited to have it. This is one set that I’m looking forward to adding to my collection.

Free LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556)

Promo period: March 9-22, 2020 

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Further expanding the creative possibilities of the LEGO DOTS theme, LEGO is throwing another freebie with this exclusive polybag offering. Fans can expect this new LEGO DOTS Mini Frame (30556) to be added to their cart once their purchases reach a minimum of $35 or more anytime between March 9 to 22.

Free LEGO Easter Egg (40371)

Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Here’s a cute, little Easter surprise from LEGO. Every LEGO purchase that you make from March 23 to April 13 worth $50 and above will entitle you to a free customizable LEGO Easter Egg (40371) set. Though we do not have official images of this promotional item, on the get-go we can see that its design is somewhat similar to what LEGO released in the UK back in 2004 (sets 4212850 & 4212852). Its retail value of $12.99 may also suggest that this free set will clock in at more or less 100 pieces. The brick-built chick is a cute addition to this freebie, with the yellow and green color scheme perfectly complementing the vibrant mood of spring. Be sure to check this out towards the last week of March if you want to bag this one.

Free LEGO Easter Bunny (30550)

Promo period: March 23-April 13, 2020 

March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

It seems that LEGO intends this next freebie to complement its LEGO Easter Egg promo. For a minimum single-receipt purchase worth  $30 or more, you’ll get to add the LEGO Easter Bunny (30550) for free. It’s a pretty neat set to add to the LEGO Easter Egg, where you can have both sets once your purchase reaches a $50 price point.

Build. Unbuild. Rebuild

In-store event: March 11, 2020

Kids ages 6 to 14 can come to their local LEGO Store between 4-7PM of March 11 to participate in this in-store building event. As a token for participating, each child will receive a small gift. However, parents or caretakers must ensure that their children are pre-registered at their local LEGO Store starting March 6.

How Do You DOT?

In-store event: March 19, 2020  

Participants ages 6 to 18 can visit their local LEGO Store on March 19 to create their own LEGO DOT accessory and bring it home for free as a gift for their selves. However, LEGO DOT bracelets (sets 41900, 41901, 41902, 41903 & 41912) needed for these accessories are sold separately. This building event requires in-store pre-registration beginning March 6.

Other than the LEGO DOTS sets, there are plenty more to watch out for once March kicks in such as the LEGO Spider-Man Venom Crawler (76163), LEGO Marvel Black Widow’s Helicopter Chase (76162), the LEGO Ninjago Golden Zane Minifigure Accessory Set (40374), and LEGO Fairground Minifigure Accessory Set (40373) to name a few. If you time your next LEGO purchase accordingly, it’s possible to get the commemorative LEGO Train 40th Anniversary Set and the LEGO DOTS Mini Frame in one go. It is also the same for the LEGO Easter-themed freebies since they are offered within the same promo period.

What are you most excited about in this March 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let us know in the comments below.

Check Out the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar and Related Promos

The month of February is just around the corner, and LEGO Stores are gearing up for its next wave of promotions that will level up our LEGO shopping experience. The February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar puts the spotlight on the next LEGO Ideas set that most of you are probably excited for. Read on for the neat promotions and incentives that are up for grabs next month at your local LEGO Store.

Free Exclusive Space Patch for LEGO VIPs

Promo period: February 1 – 9, 2020

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO VIPs who are eyeing to get the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be happy to know that LEGO is throwing in a limited-edition Space Patch for every purchase of the said set. If you remember back in May last year that LEGO also offered a similar promo as an incentive to those who bought the LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander (10266). I’m not really into collecting patches but if I will have my way, I will still prefer to have a free and exclusive LEGO set to go along with my new LEGO Ideas ISS. This latest Space Patch will be available from February 1 to 9 both online and in-store or until supplies last.

 

Free LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)

Promo period: January 24 – February 9, 2020

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

If you’re planning to get the LEGO Ideas ISS, then be sure to check this next freebie in your cart. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) promo has gone live already starting last Friday and you can still get this one until February 9. Qualifying purchases of any LEGO products worth $45 and more will entitle you to this set, or while supplies last.

 

Free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411)

Promo period: February 7 – February 14, 2020

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Here’s another brick treat just in time for Valentine’s Day. From February 7 to 14, any single-receipt purchase of $35 and more will allow you to bring home a free LEGO Friends Chocolate Box and Flower (30411) polybag. At 75 pieces, it’s a nice desk accessory to celebrate Happy Hearts Day. If you time your LEGO purchases with the intention of getting the LEGO Ideas ISS and its exclusive VIP patch at the same time (granted that supplies are steady), then the best time to get it will be from February 7-8. Making your purchases during these dates is a sure way to bag all these freebies.

 

Explore the New 2020 LEGO City Sets

February 1 to 29, 2020

February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Visit any LEGO Store near you through the entire month of February to have a hands-on, try-before-you-buy experience with the latest 2020 LEGO City Police sets. New play features include the use of magnets (such as those found in the LEGO City Helicopter Chase (60243) and Police Monster Truck Heist (60245)), lights and sounds (Police Station (60246) which is available with double VIP points until January 31) and parachutes (Parachute Arrest (60208) and Sky Police Air Base (60210)) for your LEGO City Police minifigs. It’s a great way to have a feel of these play features before you decide to buy them.

 

Adult Valentine’s Bear Build and Take Event

February 11, 2020

You may want to hurry and register for this one. Specifically for AFOLs only, this Valentine’s Bear Build and Take event is happening on February 11 at the local LEGO Store near you. Build an adorable mini Teddy Bear with a customizable heart for someone special just before Valentine’s Day. This event is intended for participants 18 years old and above, and pre-registration is required starting February 4.

 

Build, Unbuild and Rebuild

February 20, 2020

Visit your local LEGO Store between 4–7PM of February 20 to learn how to Build, Unbuild and Rebuild with any LEGO set. With a Brick Specialist leading the way, the possibilities on what children can create are just limitless. All participants will receive a small gift for participating. Pre-registration is required and will start on February 4 in stores
only. This event is intended for ages kids 6–14.

The LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321) will be joined by the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) on their launch day on February 1 (for non-LEGO VIPs).  And with all the promos and in-store events lined-up in the February 2020 LEGO Store Calendar, I’m certain that fans will not leave any LEGO Store empty-handed.

Welcome the New Year With These New-For-2020 LEGO Sets!

Our holiday vacations were quite busy during the past week, but like any other faithful LEGO fan, this will not stop us from visiting the LEGO Store to see first hand LEGO’s latest new-for-2020 LEGO sets. In case you already have a copy of the LEGO Catalog for the first half of 2020 either in physical or digital formats, then you will definitely like to see these new sets up-close and personal. So while you’re still contemplating on which new LEGO sets will make it to your top five, must-purchase list, take a look at some of the best LEGO sets that are now available this 2020. Just click on the following links below to know more about this new-for-2020 LEGO sets.

LEGO Duplo
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Duplo Modular Playhouse (10929)

 

LEGO Classic
LEGO Classic Bricks and Lights (11009)

 

LEGO Architecture
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Architecture Tokyo (21051)

 

LEGO Minecraft
LEGO Minecraft Illager Raid (21160)

 

LEGO Creator
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

 

LEGO Creator Expert
LEGO Creator Bookshop (10270)
LEGO BrickHeadz
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bear (40379)

 

LEGO Trolls: World Tour
LEGO Trolls World Tour Volcano Rock City Concert (41254)

 

LEGO Friends
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Friends Baking Competition (41393)

 

LEGO Technic 
LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109)

 

LEGO Disney
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Disney Anna and Elsas Storybook Adventures (43175)

 

LEGO City
LEGO City Tuning Workshop (60258)

 

LEGO Hidden Side
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Hidden Side The Lighthouse of Darkness (70431)

 

LEGO Ninjago
LEGO Ninjago Jay’s Cyber Dragon (71711)

 

LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack (75267)

 

LEGO Marvel Superheroes
LEGO Marvel Spiderman Spiderjet vs Venom Mech (76150)

 

LEGO Speed Champions
New-For-2020 LEGO Sets
LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari F8 Tributo (76895)

 

Check Out the International Version of the 2020 LEGO Catalog (January-May)

If you haven’t received your physical copy of the 2020 LEGO Catalog (January-May), then you might be glad to know that it is now available for download right here. I still yet to receive a physical copy of the catalog from my local LEGO store so it will be nice to leaf through this digital copy for the meantime. Here’s a quick look at what to expect inside.

2020 LEGO Catalog 2020 LEGO Catalog

Much of its contents are, should I say, common knowledge already to most of us especially that this week marks the release of more than a hundred new-for-2020 LEGO sets over at LEGO Shop@Home. Same as before, the 2020 LEGO Catalog for the first half of the year features a mix of both previously offered and upcoming sets. Noteworthy are those from the LEGO Creator series such as the Monster Burger Truck (31104) and the Townhouse Toy Store (31105). The Trolls are also prominently featured in the 2020 LEGO Catalog with their LEGO Trolls World Tour sets such as Volcano Rock City Concert (41254) and Pop Village Celebration (41255) taking the center stage. Other popular, non-licensed themes such as LEGO City and Hidden Side also have their share of new-for-January sets that are included in the catalog. On top of my must-have lists are the Ice Cream Truck (60253), Tuning Workshop (60258)Haunted Fairground (70432), and Lighthouse of Darkness (70431) just to name a few.

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Love them or hate them, another point of interest for some is LEGO’s official announcement of the arrival of the LEGO Minions Rise of Gru tie-in sets. There is no specific release date mentioned since the initial info went out from June of last year, but LEGO confirms that these sets will be on store shelves beginning this summer.

2020 LEGO Catalog

With 2020 coinciding with the release of LEGO CMF Series 20, LEGO has also confirmed that its next wave of LEGO Collectible Minifigures will come out this May. Though this is not entirely new since some LEGO fan sites have pointed this out when they got an early copy of their catalog last December, seeing that LEGO consistently confirms the release of its next CMF in May surely builds up the hype.

Needless to say, there are a lot of things to look out for this 2019 and I’m excited to see what LEGO has in store for us in the next few months. Be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home for all the latest sets that are available now. Comment down below your first-for-2020 LEGO set purchase this January. Which one tops your list?

Several LEGO 2020 Sets Now Available at LEGO Shop@Home UK

Now that we’re closing the year in just a few days, LEGO fans in the UK will be glad to know that LEGO has an early treat for them. Ahead of their worldwide release on January 1st, several LEGO 2020 sets are now made available in LEGO Shop@Home in the UK right after Christmas.

These LEGO sets include most of LEGO’s home-grown themes such as LEGO Friends, City, Technic, and Hidden Side. For LEGO Star Wars fans out there, and especially those who are still swooning on the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga from The Rise of Skywalker, then you might be happy to know that you can now purchase and bring home some of the new tie-in sets right now if you are also based in the UK. As an additional incentive, the FREE LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) promotional is still up which you can have for a minimum single-receipt purchase of LEGO Star Wars sets worth £40 and above.  Plus you also get another freebie in the form of the LEGO Creator Build Your Own Birds (30548) polybag for a minimum purchase of £35 worth of LEGO sets or merchandise. 

If you already have a checklist of LEGO 2020 sets that you are planning to get after the holidays, and you’re in the UK as you’re reading this, then be kind enough to make the following purchases through the following affiliate links below. Happy building in 2020!

LEGO Friends
LEGO 2020 Sets
LEGO Friends Baking Competition (41393)

Ice Cream Cart (41389)
Heartlake City Hair Salon (41391)
Nature Glamping (41392)
Baking Competition (41393)
Heartlake City Hospital (41394)
Friendship Bus (41395)
Puppy Playground (41396)
Juice Truck (41397)

LEGO City
LEGO 2020 Sets
LEGO City Ice-Cream Truck (60253)

Police Minifigure Accessory Set (40372)
Police Dog Unit (60241)
Police Highway Arrest (60242)
Police Helicopter Chase (60243)
Police Helicopter Transport (60244)
Police Monster Truck Heist (60245)
Police Station (60246)
Forest Fire (60247)
Fire Helicopter Response (60248)
Street Sweeper (60249)
Monster Truck (60251)
Construction Bulldozer (60252)
Ice-Cream Truck (60253)
Race Boat Transporter (60254)
Stunt Team (60255)
Racing Cars (60256)
Service Station (60257)
Tuning Workshop (60258)

LEGO Hidden Side
LEGO 2020 Sets
LEGO Hidden Side Haunted Fairground (70423)

Welcome to the Hidden Side (70427)
Jack’s Beach Buggy (70428)
El Fuego’s Stunt Plane (70429)
Newbury Subway (70430)
The Lighthouse of Darkness (70431)
Haunted Fairground (70432)

LEGO Technic
LEGO 2020 Sets
LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109)

Buggy (42101)
Mini CLAAS XERION (42102)
Dragster (42103)
Race Truck (42104)
Stunt Show Truck & Bike (42106)
Mobile Crane (42108)
App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car (42109)

LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (75273)

Resistance Y-wing Microfighter (75263)
Kylo Ren’s Shuttle Microfighter (75264)
T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters (75265)
Sith Troopers Battle Pack (75266)
Snowspeeder (75268)
Duel on Mustafar (75269)
Obi-Wan’s Hut (75270)
Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75271)
Sith TIE Fighter (75272)
Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (75273)

LEGO Disney
LEGO Disney Belle’s Storybook Adventures (43177)

Moana’s Ocean Adventure (43170)
Aurora’s Royal Carriage (43173)
Mulan’s Storybook Adventures (43174)
Anna and Elsa’s Storybook Adventures (43175)
Ariel’s Storybook Adventures (43176)
Belle’s Storybook Adventures (43177)
Cinderella’s Castle Celebration (43178)

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar Now Up And Loaded With Promos To Start The Year Right

As we literally count the days before we say goodbye to 2019, LEGO has now given us a glimpse of things to come with their January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar. Those who are looking forward to the majority LEGO 2020 sets –  ranging from the City, Technic, Ninjago and Creator themes just to name a few – that will launch at the turn of the year, you’ll be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in a good number of promos and freebies to watch out for. You may download a copy of the calendar right here as we breakdown each of these freebies.

Free LEGO Turquoise (853380) or Purple (853379) Keychain

Promo period: January 1 – 12, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

From January 1 to 12, every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO product or merchandise equivalent to $35 USD or more, will entitle you to a free LEGO Keychain either in Turquoise or Purple variants. It’s not really that much, but I like the vibrant colors of these 2×4 bricks and I wouldn’t mind having them as part of my usual gears and accessories.

Free LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) Seasonal Set

Promo period: January 13 to 26, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Following the tradition of seasonal Chinese New Year sets, LEGO now releases its 7th promotional set based on the Chinese zodiac. Last year we saw LEGO offering the Year of the Pig (40186) set, and for 2020 it is the adorable  Metal Rat’s turn to have a LEGO set dedicated to it. Those who will opt to make their LEGO purchases from January 13 to 26 equivalent to $80 USD and above will get the exclusive LEGO Year of the Rat (40355) set. These seasonal freebies are usually highly sought after so expect these to have a rather short period of availability.

Free Collectible LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624)

Promo period: December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Following the subtheme of the LEGO Star Wars 20th Anniversary Edition sets, this limited edition LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Collectible Minifigure (30624) does not come together with the aforementioned sets and is only available as an exclusive freebie from December 6, 2019 to January 31, 2020. For every single-receipt purchase of any LEGO Star Wars sets amounting to $40 USD, you’ll see this relatively rare minifig added to your cart. Since this has a longer promo period as compared to other deals, then we can somehow hope that LEGO has stacked up on this anniversary collectible.

Free Exclusive LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408)

Promo period: January 24 to February 9, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

Fans of LEGO’s new spooky-fun theme will be glad to know that LEGO is throwing in another freebie following its Newbury Juice Bar (40336) exclusive promotional released earlier in September. The LEGO Hidden Side Drag Racer (40408) will be added to your cart automatically for every LEGO purchase worth  $45 USD and more made between January 24 to February 9, 2020. This has a lower qualifying purchase as compared to its predecessor. I really can’t figure much about the build based on this image, but I’m sure we’ll get better images soon.

Free Make-and-Take LEGO Creator Newsstand

Promo period: January 8, 2020

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

To celebrate the release of next year’s LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), LEGO Stores are offering a free make and take build in the form of the LEGO Creator Newsstand. I like the more compact design on this particular newsstand, which somewhat shows a marked improvement on what LEGO offered with the LEGO City Bus Station (60154) back in 2017. Similar to other in-store promos, this freebie will be exclusively available to those who will visit a local LEGO store to participate in this building event. Bear in mind that there are limited spaces available so be sure to sign-up in-store starting January 6. This activity is also intended for LEGO fans and participants ages 15 and above.

Free LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon Build

Promo period: January 23

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

LEGO celebrates 2020’s Chinese Lunar New Year with a free make-and-take build for younger LEGO fans. Visit your local LEGO brand store on January 23 to build a LEGO Lunar New Year Dragon to celebrate the festivities. Same as other in-store building events, this one also has limited space so registration is likewise required. Sign-ups will begin in-store starting January 6 and is intended for younger participants ages 6 to 14 years.

LEGO Star Wars Building Event – Choose Your Side

January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar

For the whole month of January, you may visit any of your local LEGO Store to build and try some of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and have it displayed together with your chosen squadron. It’s a great way to try some of these sets before you commit to purchasing them. And before you head out to your local LEGO Store, be sure to check out the upcoming 2020 LEGO Star Wars sets right here.

LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270)
LEGO Star Wars Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter (75273)
LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105)

Other than the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), I’m very much looking forward to that LEGO Star Wars Poe Damaron’s X-wing Fighter (75273) from the Rise of Skywalker, the new-for-2020 LEGO Hidden Side sets, and the LEGO Creator Townhouse Toy Store (31105) just to name a few. Making your timely purchases at this turn of the year will certainly reward you with any of these handsome freebies. What will be your first LEGO purchase for 2020? What are you most excited about this January 2020 LEGO Store Calendar? Let me know in the comments below.