While the COVID-19 pandemic is raging on across the globe, and most public establishments are closed indefinitely, LEGO is now offering previous LEGO House exclusives to be available to the general public starting May.
Since the temporary closure of the Home of the Brick in Billund, Denmark certain exclusive sets such as the LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037) surprisingly appeared at LEGO Shop@Home last Friday. Its appearance was relatively brief, with LEGO removing its listing right away after stocks ran out. From the looks of it, it may seem to be a dry-run for what the LEGO Group (TLG) intends to do come next month.
According to TLG’s press release, previous LEGO House exclusives such as the previously mentioned LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037), LEGO House Dinosaurs (40366), and the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (4000026) will be available for sale at LEGO’s home shopping portal for a limited time only. However, its a bit of damper to know that the LEGO House Dinosaurs and Tree of Creativity will only be offered to fans in the UK, Denmark, and Ireland. It looks like the LEGO House is the only set in this group that will have a global offering. Perhaps LEGO is understandably limiting the sales of this set to retain its exclusivity, and because they made it clear that these LEGO House exclusives will only be available until such time that the LEGO House in Billund re-opens once again. Pricing may somehow be adjusted as well due to prevailing currency exchange so I’ll try to give updates on this as well. So if you’re eyeing for the LEGO House Tree of Creativity (such as myself) and you’re not living within these territories then the options that you may have, unfortunately, are either through third-party sellers, or eBay.
Here’s what LEGO has to say about these exclusive offerings:
The Covid-19 situation is closing down many great activities, and LEGO® House has had to extend its closing period until further notice. To continue to offer a little bit of the LEGO House atmosphere to all our fans, we have therefore decided to make the three existing LEGO House exclusive sets available via http://www.LEGO.com
The three products are:
LEGO House Set. 21037. (Launched September 2017)
Tree of Creativity. 4000026. (Launched March 2018)
LEGO House Dinosaurs. 40366 (Launched April 2019)
The items will be sold at the same, or locally equivalent, RRP that we sell the sets for in the LEGO House.
We are planning to have the sets available on http://www.LEGO.com from early May 2020. The LEGO House Tree of Creativity and LEGO House Dinosaurs are on limited distribution to UK, DK, and IE only and we expect to have a purchase limit for each customer. Please notice that this is a limited time offer until LEGO House re-opens and the sets are only available while supplies last. As the LEGO House Tree of Creativity is a discontinued set, we have made certain to hold back sets for the (hopefully physical) AFOL Day in LEGO House in September.